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Stephen Wayne Stark, 57

first_imgStephen Wayne Stark, Mission, Kansas, was born and raised in Coffeyville, Kansas; the son of Hazel and Arthur Stark and brother of Bill Collins, Carolyn Howard, Virginia Lee Allison and Arthur Stark, Jr. Upon graduating from Field Kindley High School Steve attended KU in Lawrence, transferring to Pittsburg State University for his final year where he earned a BBA degree in Accounting. Steve went on to receive his CPA certification in 1984.Steve and his wife, Diane, moved to Prairie Village, Kansas in 1983 and quickly began their life as parents. The day after their oldest son Timothy Adam Stark celebrated his second birthday, twins Ryan Daniel and Sarah Marie Stark arrived. From day one, Steve was a hands-on father whose love for his children shone in everything he did. Whether it was giving piggyback rides, coaching softball, helping with homework, serving pancakes, belting out a song or reading the nightly bedtime story, Steve excelled as a father. Steve and Diane divorced in 1995 and continued as a team to raise Tim, Ryan, and Sarah. Steve’s devotion and unbridled love for his children was his top priority.Steve excelled as well in his career as a CPA. His services were employed by Yellow Freight, St. Luke’s Hospital, Riverside Transport and State Street. Steve was an exemplary accountant who brought his unique blend of analytical intelligence and general exuberance to every job. Even in his last month of life Steve was selected to participate in a telephone interview for employment. His strong desire to contribute constructively to his field could not be dampened by illness.In 2006, Steve met his love and partner-for-life, Lora Swanson Peterson, and many fun-filled years followed. Their lives took a turn in 2012 when Steve was diagnosed with advanced multiple myeloma. Conventional treatments were used with short-term success. In 2014, through the KU Cancer Center, Steve and Lora embarked on a clinical trial journey of epic proportion. Together, they traveled several times from Kansas City to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC where Steve received an experimental allogeneic T-cell depleted bone marrow transplant. Months of traveling, monitoring, successes and set-backs followed. Through it all Steve remained joyful and uncomplaining; grateful to be a part of the search for a cure. Steve beat cancer. The toll of the fight on his physical body, however, overwhelmed him. Steve’s unselfish contribution to the understanding of a cure for multiple myeloma will forever be a monumental factor in changing the course of treatment for this devastating disease.Steve died peacefully to the voices of his children telling stories while the music of his favorite band, Grateful Dead, played in the background. Steve’s was a life well lived. He will be dearly missed by many.A memorial service and celebration of Steve’s life is scheduled for May 14, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm at Johnson County Funeral Chapel 11200 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas, 66201. Written or spoken stories of Steve’s life are encouraged.Contributions in Steve’s honor to The American Cancer Society for funding of their Hope Lodge program are greatly appreciated. Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.comlast_img read more

Two cases of neuroinvasive West Nile virus confirmed in Johnson County residents, says KDHE

first_imgMosquitos in the Culex family are known vectors of West Nile virus. Photo credit Andy Murray. Used under a Creative Commons license.The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced on Tuesday that it had confirmed cases of neuroinvasive West Nile virus in two individuals who reside in Johnson County.They are the first confirmed cases of human West Nile virus in the state this year. Much of Kansas remains under a high-risk warning for West Nile virus. Northeast Kansas, which includes Johnson County, and southeast Kansas are under a moderate warning.Neuroinvasive West Nile virus is the most severe form of the infection, and leads to swelling of the brain. In the most serious cases, it can cause death. According to KDHE, about one in 150 people infected with West Nile Virus develop a neuroinvasive infection.“Although for most people West Nile virus may not cause a great deal of concern, we encourage residents, especially our vulnerable populations, to take steps to prevent infection because of the potential for complications,” said Dr. Greg Lakin, KDHE Chief Medical Officer.The virus, which is spread by mosquito bites, leads to a symptomatic infection, which usually manifests with a fever, headache or rash, among other symptoms, in about one in five people. Late summer and early fall are the most likely times for West Nile virus infections. KDHE offered the following tips on preventing infection:When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient on skin and clothing, including DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. Follow the directions on the package.Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours.The elderly or those with a weakened immune system should consider limiting their exposure outside during dusk and dawn when the Culex species mosquitos are most active.Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly.Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. Keep children’s wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren’t being used.Since 1999, there have been 30 deaths in Kansas attributed to West Nile virus.“Symptoms of WNV disease include fever, headache, weakness, muscle pain, arthritis-like pain, gastrointestinal symptoms, and rash typically developing two to 14 days after a bite from an infected mosquito,” said KDHE in the announcement. “People who are concerned about symptoms should speak with their physicians.”last_img read more

Daniel Levitin: “The Organized Mind”

first_imgThe Diane Rehm Show: Texts, emails, cellphone messages, tweets, news alerts, apps and fit bits. We are expected to process much more information than ever before. It is no surprise that the average American reports feeling worn out by the effort to keep up with everything. In a new book, the best-selling neuroscientist Daniel Levitin says new research on memory and attention can help us learn how to navigate this tremendous amount of data each day. He argues that with a little effort, we can regain a sense of mastery in how we organize our lives in the age of information overload.Read the whole story: The Diane Rehm Show More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

DNV GL to look into FMC’s HPHT subsea system

first_imgFMC has chosen DNV GL to perform independent third party verification of a high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) subsea completion, production and work-over system.FMC is running this project as a joint industry program (JIP) with Anadarko, BP, Conoco Phillips, and Shell, to aim at product standardization and cost efficiency.Producing oil and gas from deepwater reservoirs with pressures of up to 20,000 psi and temperatures of 350°F at the mudline has for years been the objective of task force groups of the best and brightest engineers within many of the oil majors’ organizations. The establishment of the joint industry program led by FMC shows an industry that is now pragmatically collaborating as a response to increasing costs and a falling oil price.“HPHT equipment design should be treated carefully as the associated risks are not a simple extrapolation from the current 15k psi, 250ºF operating conditions. The design, and subsequent independent verification for equipment that can withstand these hostile environments is complex and demanding. Rigorous risk management is an integral part of such technological developments,” commented Martha Viteri, who leads DNV GL’s Subsea and Well Systems unit in North America.DNV GL is involved in several HPHT projects in the US, supporting safe operations and ensuring compliance with BSEE HPHT regulations. “We see an increasing demand for our HPHT competence, and a determination within the industry to work more together to safely push technological boundaries,” she concluded.DNV GL will be presenting technical papers at OTC in Houston on Dynamic Risers for Floating Production Systems and a case study of Asset Integrity and Risk Assessment for Subsea Facilities and Equipment Life Extension.last_img read more

Good week for Daniels at Millstreet International

first_imgGalway man Cathal Daniels has had a good week at Millstreet International in Cork with with his two mounts OLS Back Chat and EI Tanretto DHI. OLS Back Chat, owned by Michelle Nelson and Kieran Connors put in a solid performance all week adding just 4 jumping faults to his dressage score to finish 3rd in the Sport Ireland CCI2*. EI Tanretto DHI owned by Ian Woodhead won the 5 year old Potential Event Horse class.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img


first_imgLast year’s camps were attended by a record 142,000 boys and girls between the ages of six and 12, equating to roughly one in four children in Ireland. Kellogg’s and the GAA have agreed to extend their Cúl Camps partnership for a further three years. Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan, left, with Ruth Hughes, Commercial Director, Kellogg’s, at Croke Park, in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile center_img The camps, which take place across all 32 counties during July and August, help youngsters learn GAA skills and play the national games in a safe and enjoyable environment with qualified coaches.A number of top inter-county footballers and hurlers have played an active role in the camps in the past and both the GAA and Kellogg’s are looking forward to another bumper year in 2018.GAA President John Horan said:”Our partnership with Kellogg’s has been a resounding success helping to take attendance figures at our Cúl Camps to unprecedented levels last year.“In seven years working together we have helped bring the Kellogg’s Cúl Camps into every home in the country boosting underage and youth participation which is one of our top priorities.“We are delighted with confirmation of the sponsorship extension and I look forward to seeing the camps continuing to go from strength to strength.”Kellogg’s has sponsored Cúl Camps since 2011, with this new deal representing an undisclosed seven-figure sum. The Cúl Camps partnership comes backed by extensive marketing and promotional support from the cereal giant, with the camps featuring on special packs of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies.Ruth Hughes, head of Kellogg’s in Ireland, said: “At Kellogg’s we are delighted to continue supporting GAA Cúl Camps and I am thrilled to see participation levels continue to rise. We support the GAA Cúl Camps because we passionately believe in getting kids out and active and, just like the GAA, we like to think Kellogg’s is at the heart of Irish communities.”Kellogg’s cereals have been available in Ireland since 1924. Today the cereal market in Ireland is worth €170 million annually, with Kellogg’s holding a 40 per cent share. The top selling Kellogg’s cereal in Ireland is Corn Flakes.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Weekend Galway GAA Results

first_imgSalthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1Turloughmore 0-8 St Thomas 0-8Castlegar 1-15 Liam Mellows 1-13Tommy Larkins 2-25 Portumna 1-14 Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 1Oranmore-Maree 0-13 Padraig Pearses 0-13Beagh 1-15 Ahascragh/Fohenagh 1-13Craughwell 3-19 Athenry 0-13Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2Killimordaly 1-13 Ardrahan 0-9Clarinbridge 1-17 Abbeyknockmoy 0-15Mullagh 2-11 Ballinderreen 1-10Harbour Hotel Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1Moycullen 3-28 Sylane 2-16Turloughmore 2-19 Kinvara 1-14Kilconieron 2-19 Kilbeacanty 1-13Harbour Hotel Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2Meelick-Eyrecourt 2-16 Castlegar 1-7Annaghdown 2-17 Rahoon-Newcastle 1-13Killimor 1-17 An Spidal 1-7Gullane’s Hotel Junior 1 Hurling Championship Semi-Final Micheal Breathnach 2-13 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-13Gullane’s Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter FinalOranmore-Maree 0-17 Portumna 1-14Gullanes Hotel Junior C1 Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter FinalsTurloughmore 2-11 Salthill-Knocknacarra 2-10Ahascragh/Fohenagh 0-8 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 0-6Brooks Minor B1 Hurling ChampionshipQuarter FinalSkehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 1-13 Ballinasloe 0-12 FOOTBALL RESULTS:Claregalway Hotel Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football RelegationWilliamstown 2-11 Oileain Arainn 0-13Minor A Football Championship North Semi FinalNorthern Gaels 1-16 Claregalway 1-16Ard Ri House Hotel Minor B North Championship – Group AAnnaghdown 4-15 Kilkerrin/Clonberne/Killererin 0-12Ard Ri House Hotel Minor B North Championship – Group BLoughrea W/O Headford – Cortoon Shamrocks 2-16 Kilconly 2-12WERS Waste U14 Football Division 3 semi finalCaltra 3-14 Milltown 1-5 Salthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 2Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 1-19 Gort 0-19Loughrea 0-21 Sarsfields 0-11Cappataggle 4-13 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 1-15center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Cork, Down, Galway and Tipperary stars in the running for inaugural ‘Lidl Breaks Moment…

first_imgSTARS from Cork, Down, Galway and Tipperary are in the running for the very first ‘Lidl Breaks Moment of the Month’ award. This new initiative is showcasing selected moments from the opening four rounds of the 2020 Lidl National Leagues, covering the opening round in January, and the month of February. You can vote for your favourite moment across the LGFA’s social media channels by clicking on the preferred link below (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram)TwitterFacebookInstagramMagic moment A is Ailbhe Davoren’s stunning goal for Galway against Dublin, while Magic Moment B is a superb save from Down goalkeeper Shannon O’Reilly in their match against Roscommon.Magic Moment C is history in the making, as Orla Finn registered the very first score by a Cork Senior player at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, and Magic Moment D is Aishling Moloney’s point as Tipperary secured a draw against Dublin in Round 1 of the Lidl National League.Voting will remain open until 9am on Monday, March 9, with the winner to be announced later that day.The winning player will receive a Lidl Breaks two-night hotel stay and dinner for two.To find out more about Lidl breaks, visit https://lidl-breaks.ie/#SeriousSupportprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Arsenal FC team news: Predicted XI to face Leicester City

first_img 11. Mesut Ozil (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 7. Alexis Sanchez (left-wing) 34. Francis Coquelin (central midfield) The first round of 2016/17 Premier League fixtures brought disappointing results for the two best teams from last season.For the first time since 1953, the top two from the previous season both lost their first match of the new campaign.Now last year’s runners up Arsenal and defending champions Leicester face an early test of their resolve as the two clubs meet at the KP Stadium.According to Bing’s prediction, the Gunners have a 27% chance of taking three points on the road, compared to the Foxes’ 46% likelihood of winning.Check out our likely Arsenal line up in the slideshow above, and let us know what team you would select – just leave a comment below.Head over to Bing.com and search for a Premier League fixture to see this week’s Bing predictions. 11 24. Hector Bellerin (right-back) 29. Granit Xhaka (central midfield) 12. Olivier Giroud (striker) 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre-back) – click the arrow, right, to see the full predicted Arsenal XI in squad number order – Arsenal a 27% chance of winning at Leicester in their second game of the 2016/17 Premier League season. That’s according to Bing Predicts, a unique technology developed by search engine Bing to make accurate football predictions, among other fields. Bing Predicts a 47% chance of Leicester winning the match, which would represent a turnaround on last season’s 2-5 thrashing at the hands of the Gunners. Check out a possible Arsenal line up in the gallery, above. 11 18. Nacho Monreal (left-back) 21. Calum Chambers (centre-back) 11 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right-wing) 11 11 11 11 11 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) last_img read more

Researchers Develop Location-Enabled SMS Standard, Launch Android App

first_imgResearchers at RMIT’s School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences developed a method for integrating spatial coordinates into an SMS text message and released the technology for doing so as an open standard called GeoSMS. The standard has now been put to use in the first mainstream mobile application, an Android reference app called “I Am Here,” available now in the Google Android Market for free. In August, PhD student Matthew Kwan shared the news of the upcoming Android app and the general availability of the GeoSMS standard by way of the GeoSMS blog. The idea for the technology was sparked by a personal experience he had when he was at a large music festival and spent half an hour searching for a friend. “There has to be a better way,” he thought at the time. To create GeoSMS and the accompanying app, he took the recently ratified geo: URIstandard, which helps identify geographic locations, and put it into SMS. The method basically involves embedding one or more geo URIs in the body of an SMS text message, separated from the message text by one or more spaces, explains the GeoSMS website. A message containing such an URI is known as a “geotaged” SMS. For example:I’m at the pub geo:-37.801631,144.980294.Kwan says that text messages saying “Where are you?” are the most commonly sent SMS, but the technology itself isn’t currently capable of identifying where someone is located. GeoSMS changes that. GeoSMS’ FutureKwan would like to see GeoSMS implemented into new phones and other commercial applications in the future. “The software is available for free through the Android Market, published by RMIT. Its source code can be found online,” he said.“GeoSMS is an open standard, so hopefully handset manufacturers will build it into their phones in future. In the meantime, there’s nothing to stop someone developing a commercial version for the iPhone or Nokia. In fact, we’d encourage it.” “I Am Here” Android AppTo demonstrate how the technology works, an open-source Android application called “I Am Here” has launched in the Google Android Marketplace. The app allows users to send and receive geotagged SMS texts and will displays those received on a map. It also shows a compass needle and distance counter that can be followed to the destination. The app itself is somewhat bare bones, as many reference applications are. But the potential for using this technology in other ways, including everything from socializing to rescue operations, is intriguing. You can download the Android app from the Marketplace or scan the barcode here.   Tags:#Location#mobile#NYT#web sarah perez Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more