Too much variation’ in treatment of fall victims

There is too much variation across Wales in the treatment of older people who have fallen or are at risk, the health watchdog has said. Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) said a lack of communication and co-ordination between services could stop people getting the best care. It recommended more money be spent on prevention, such as checking the carpet on peoples’ stairs and fitness classes. Llinos Dafis, 78, said the falls clinic she attends gave her confidence. Falls are the most common reason across the UK for people calling an ambulance…

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Hunks And Heroes: Four Decades of Fashion at GQ

Of all the meanings that can be expressed, perhaps none have yielded more insight into swift transitioning communication than image. The menswear fashion industry has paid particular attention to visual alarms set off by fashions creative editorial teams. Several basic principles of transition could be inferred from an editor’s perspective on culture, pop music, television and street style. In a word, style is that indefinable, enduring thing that is filtered differently by each unique individual. Style is a certain way of dressing, a distinctiveness of appearance. In fact, some individuals have…

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Dakshita Kumar self-made Celebrity of Dubai known for her lavish lifestyle and hard work

 Dakshita Kumar Some are born to live a lavish lifestyle in titanic proportions, and are given many tags like Diva, trendsetter and many more. These are not only words taken from the dictionary of the Rich, who set an example to the world that life can be lived like this too. We came across an exceptional Diva from Dubai, who is making her mark with several years of hard work. She has made her life without any godfather all thanks to her skills, positivity and belief to experience life with…

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Why girls drop out of higher education

A four-State study by CRY highlights the underlying causes and suggests some solutions   With great strides having been made in ensuring elementary education for girls, the new challenge is getting them into secondary and higher secondary school and making sure they don’t drop out. A recent study, ‘Educating the Girl Child: Role of Incentivisation and other enablers and disablers’, done by CRY (Child Rights and You) gives important leads on checking dropouts and tells you what keeps parents from sending their daughters to school as they grow older. It…

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Work-knife balance: the joy of eating at work

Eating in the office is not usually considered one of life’s great treats. It is hard to see breakfast meetings, or scarfing a sandwich while staring at a screen, as anything other than a sign that our leisure time is being swallowed by capitalism’s gaping maw. Nevertheless, tucking in at work can be the silver lining in a stressful day. Here is a countdown of the 10 best moments. 10. Christmas canapes Most refreshments found gliding around the office at the Christmas do are, it’s true, shocking. But how else…

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Burning issue: how fashion’s love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon

Devastation … an Amazon blaze this week. Photograph: Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images The level of destruction is almost impossible to fathom. About 41,000 fires have been recorded by scientists in the Brazilian Amazon since January, with more than half of those in the past three weeks – hence the apocalyptic headlines. Every minute, the equivalent of a football field and a half of the so-called lungs of the Earth is incinerated. The rainforest isn’t just totemic, we know that the future stability of the climate rests on preserving it. To be an onlooker…

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The potential health effects of the ‘public charge’ immigration rule

  On Aug. 14, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a rule to restrict immigrants’ ability to obtain legal permanent residency, based on whether they have received government benefits. The rule is due to go into effect Oct. 15. The rule considers immigrants who receive benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid likely to become “public charges.” (Also known as food stamps, SNAP is a program that offers low-income adults a form of debit payment to purchase groceries at authorized retailers.) Per a definition from the U.S. Citizenship and…

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These are the biggest fashion labels that have endured the test of time

Remember German supermodel-host Heidi Klum’s tagline in Project Runway, “in fashion, one day you’re in, and the next you’re out”? These words are an accurate description when you’re talking about the fickle world of fashion. With ever-changing trends, its cyclical nature (i.e. resurgence of retro styles) and rise of social media, fashion labels can easily rise from obscurity but can equally quickly return to dust.   Here, we’re highlighting seven fashion labels that have impressively withstood the test of time and have hit the century mark — some even more.  …

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OnePlus CEO on OnePlus TV Price and His Vision of the Future of TV as a ‘Smart Display’

Nearly four years after disrupting the smartphone market with the original “flagship killer”, OnePlus is set to enter another product category — televisions. The company first revealed that it’s working on a television set back in September last year, and we’ve seen a few more details emerge since then. Earlier this week, CEO Pete Lau revealed that the OnePlus TV will launch in India before other markets. Gadgets 360 sat down with Lau in Mumbai on Thursday to understand the company’s motivation behind launching a smart TV and how he sees the space evolving…

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These are the 8 biggest fashion trends of 2019

Gone are the days of buying brand new. The resurgence of vintage and the rise of the resale marketplace, led by The RealReal and Vestiare Collective, as well as increased pressures on designers to manage waste output, have incited an industry-wide shifting of gears as we inch towards a new circular fashion economy. Smarter consumers interested in maximising their sustainable footprints are looking to buy wares that have been either upcycled, sustainably made or previously loved, thereby extending the shelf lives of our clothes, bags and shoes in our closets. And retailers and resellers are…

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