‘There was no doubt about being anywhere else’ than Regatta

The land where Brookfield Residential’s Regatta condos would one day be built in Auburn Bay was just a pile of dirt when Stan Bradbury knocked on the door of the sales office.

The 73-year-old widower was determined to find a new home in the community, close to his only son and two grandsons. When he learned that Brookfield was preparing to launch a three-building multi-family development across from the shopping centre in Auburn Bay, he wanted to be first in line.

“I walked in and said, when this building is released, you call me. I want a top floor unit on the northwest corner,” he recalls. “There was no doubt about being anywhere else, regardless of what size the place was.”

The wraparound deck on that corner unit offered views of the city and mountains. It was Bradbury’s primary reason to nab that unit on the fourth and uppermost floor. Fortunately for him, the unit in that corner was one of the Regatta’s larger floor plans; the spacious 934-square-foot Rideau with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a huge kitchen with a starting price of $266,900 including GST.

Next to the view and the deck, Bradbury is happy with the condo’s layout and the kitchen.

“It’s a galley-type kitchen. The counter with the sink in the middle is long enough for four bar stools. There’s full cabinetry — really extensive,” he says.

Bradbury took his time moving into the condo, setting up bookshelves and planning this new phase of his life. The second bedroom, so far, is designated as the “utility room.”

“It’s my TV room with my two recliners, my exercise bike and soon, a small desk and chair. It’s got a window overlooking the mountains. What more do you want?” he asks, rhetorically.

On the wall of the second bedroom are eight paintings that Bradbury brought with him when he and his wife moved from Eastern Canada to Calgary in 1996. The series depict the waterfalls and lakes of the Rideau Canal, which connects Bradbury’s hometown of Ottawa with Kingston on Lake Ontario.

“It didn’t factor into my decision to purchase something called the Rideau. Just very coincidental,” he says.

The view, the location close to family and amenities like walking paths and the soon-to-open Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton are fantastic perks, easing the pain of downsizing from a 2,600-square-foot walk-out bungalow on a golf course that he once shared with his wife.

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Source:: Calgaryherald.com


The top 5 startups disrupting healthcare using AI, digital therapeutics, health insurance, and genomics

bii top 5 startups to watch in digital health

The healthcare industry is facing disruption due to accelerating technological innovation and growing demand for improved delivery of healthcare and lower costs. Tech startups are leading the way by seizing opportunities in the areas of the industry that are most vulnerable to disruption, including genomics, pharmaceuticals, administration, clinical operations, and insurance.

Venture funds and businesses are taking notice of these startups’ potential. In the US, digital health funding reached $1.6 billion in Q1 2018, according to Rock Health — the largest first quarter on record, surpassing the $1.4 billion in venture funding seen in Q1 2016. These high-potential startups provide a glimpse into the future of the healthcare space and demonstrate how we’ll get there.

In this report, a compilation of various notes, Business Insider Intelligence will look at the top startups disrupting US healthcare in four key areas: artificial intelligence (AI), digital therapeutics, health insurance, and genomics. Startups in this report were selected based on the funding they’ve received over the past year, notable investors, the products they offer, and leadership in their functional area.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the report:

Tech startups are entering the market by applying the “Silicon Valley” approach. They’re targeting shortcomings and legacy systems that are no longer efficient.

AI is being applied across five areas of healthcare to improve clinical operation workflows, cut costs, and foster preventative medicine. These areas include administration, big data analysis, clinical decision support, remote patient monitoring, and care provision.

Health tech startups, insurers, and drug makers are rapidly exploring new ways to apply digital therapeutics to the broader healthcare market that replace or complement the existing treatment of a disease.
Health insurance startups are taking advantage of the consumerization of healthcare to threaten the status quo of legacy players.
Genomics is becoming an increasingly common tool within the healthcare system as health organizations better understand how to extract the value from patients’ genetic data.

In full, the report:

Details the areas of the US health industry that show the greatest potential for disruption.
Forecasts the industry adoption of bleeding edge technology and how it will transform how healthcare organizations operate.
Unveils the top five startups in AI, digital therapeutics, health insurance, and genomics, and how they’re positioned to solve big issues that key players in healthcare face.
Explores what’s next for the leading startups, providing a glimpse into the future of the healthcare space and demonstrating how we’ll get there.

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Source:: Business Insider


Live coverage: No. 4 BYU faces No. 1 Stanford in NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals

No. 4 BYU will be looking to return to the NCAA women’s volleyball national championship game for just the second time in school history when the Cougars face No. 1 Stanford on Thursday in the national semifinals.

Game time is set for 5 p.m. MST, with the match televised on ESPN.

BYU defeated the Cardinal in a five-set thriller back in August, handing Stanford its lone loss of the year.

The Cougars will try to do the same again, as the teams meet at the Target Center in Minneapolis in the semifinals, with the winner advancing to face either Illinois or Nebraska in the national championship match Saturday.

Follow along with the action here.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News