New Delhi: In view of the rising incidents of deaths due to AES/JE in Muzaffarpur and adjoining areas in Bihar, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has issued instructions for deployment of eight advanced life-support (ALS) ambulances in the affected districts.Accordingly, eight additional ALS ambulances were pressed into service for transportation of critical patients under the National Health Mission (NHM), a statement issued by the health ministry said. The central teams comprising 10 pediatricians and five paramedics each had started working on the ground, in coordination with the state government, it added. The teams were sent to Bihar on Wednesday. Vardhan further informed that 16 senior district officials and medical personnel were sent to the vulnerable blocks for monitoring and early identification of cases and ensuring daily reporting. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaTheir headquarters were also shifted to these blocks, he said, adding that the district collector was involved in the process now and was personally taking responsibility for the same. The collector had deputed senior deputy collectors (SDCs) or district-level officers to lead various block teams, Vardhan was quoted in the statement as saying. These teams would be assisted by a district-level medical officer and a medical officer in-charge (MOIC) to do the overall work at the block level, the statement said. It added that the authorities in Bihar were given instructions to switch to daily surveillance and monitoring for detecting early warning signs of the disease. “The state government has started a social audit, along with an active case-finding campaign through a house-to-house survey, and is moving the prospective patients to the nearest PHC for early intervention. Surprise checks are also being conducted at the PHCs by SDCs. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah”Additionally, the early morning inspection of anganwadi centres is also being undertaken by SDCs and child development project officers (CDPOs). They are also giving ORS to each house in the affected villages,” the statement said. The auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs) and accredited social health activists (ASHAs) were directed to visit every house to raise awareness on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome/Japanese Encephalitis (AES/JE) by distributing pamphlets and brochures, it said, adding that awareness was also being created through other measures such as announcements through microphones and inter-personal communication. Also, a team of experts from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was deployed at the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur for making the virology laboratory operational at the earliest, Vardhan was quoted as saying in the statement. He added that the multi-disciplinary team deployed earlier was reviewing all the case records of the AES patients admitted to the hospital in 2019. Expressing serious concern over the “deplorable public health infrastructure” in the country, the NHRC Thursday issued notices to the Centre and all states and Union Territories, underlining loss of lives in various parts of the country in recent times, including of over 100 children in Muzaffarpur. The National Human Rights Commission has also directed that teams comprising doctors on the panel of the NHRC, along with its officers, will visit hospitals, primary health centres and other health facilities in “vulnerable” states one by one, starting with Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to conduct on-the-spot fact-finding investigation, officials said.
Islamabad: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has entered into the second phase after completion of key projects in the first stage. The envoy, while addressing the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Monday, said that the (CPEC) projects in energy and infrastructure sectors have either been completed or are near completion, The Express Tribune reported. Completion of phase-I of CPEC had set a strong foundation for the second phase, which would focus on the development of Special Economic Zones (SEZ), strengthening trade and cultural ties through joint ventures and exchange of delegations, he said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US CPEC is a unique model of connectivity, trade, and development, which is an important part of the Belt and Road initiative, Yao added. The CPEC, launched in 2015, is the flagship project of the multi-billion-dollar Border and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping that aims to link Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Gulf region, Africa and Europe with a network of land and sea routes. The Chinese envoy said that the private sector should come forward and help in strengthening trade links between the two countries. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls He also pointed out that Pakistan could act as a bridge between the East and West. SEZ development has already entered an important phase and efforts are underway to ensure successful Pakistan-China industrial cooperation, he said. Yao highlighted that China had granted duty-free access for export of 313 goods under the second phase of China-Pakistan free trade agreement (FTA). This will help increase exports by tapping Pakistan’s potential in agriculture, textile, food, minerals, engineering, and other sectors, he added. Praising RCCI’s role in promoting trade between the two countries, he said that the Chinese embassy would ensure cooperation to enhance the partnership between the Chinese trade agency and the RCCI. China and Pakistan are not only friendly neighbours but are also two major ancient civilisations, which have maintained close ties in cultural exchanges and mutual learning, he added.
Rabat – Morocco has launched feasibility studies for a period of six months for the purpose of rehabilitating and restoring Madagascar’s Canal des Pangalanes.The project is a 700-km canal running along the east coast of Madagascar. The studies represent the first phase of the project, according to Said Zarrou, chairman of the board of Marshica Med Ltd.During King Mohammed VI’s visit to Madagascar in November 2016, Marshica Med Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding with the Malagasy party to preserve the canal and its nearby areas. After the end of his visit to the canal with three study firms, Zarrou said that Marchica Med has embarked on the initial phase of the project. The investment budget and duration will be announced in six months.Zarrou went on to add that he will visit the project’s site monthly to complete assessments and consolidate the steps of the project, noting that 200 km of the canal is surrounded by polluted and sanded lakes.In June 2016, Zarrou noted that the project is concerned with setting up tools for the preservation of ecosystems of the sites adjacent to the canal in relation to agricultural, ecological, mining, industrial, port, urban, cultural and tourism sectors.The Pangalanes Canal, which was built between 1896 and 1904, is a succession of rivers and lakes along the east coast of Madagascar from Tamatave to Faranfangana.The 700-km waterway is four times longer than the Suez Canal and eight times longer than the Panama Canal, spanning a multitude of tourism, agricultural and mining sites. The canal is vitally important for the local population, which uses it as both a means of travel and of sustenance.
“Continued suffering is both unforgivable and preventable, and the potential for peace and progress is great,” Mr. Ban said in a statement that coincided with the release of his latest monthly report to the Council on the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).“Let us not dwell on what has been lost in Darfur, but call upon all parties and stakeholders to immediately focus on what can be achieved by ending the hostilities, protecting civilians and coming to the negotiating table in good faith to secure the peace the Darfurians desperately need now,” he added.Some 4.27 million civilians, including 2.45 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), continue to suffer as a result of ongoing attacks by armed forces and other groups, the Secretary-General said, with more than 100,000 civilians forced to flee this year alone while women and humanitarian workers continue to be targeted. The conflict also jeopardizes regional stability and threatens the historic peace agreement that ended one of Africa’s longest and bloodiest wars, between the Government and rebels in southern Sudan, he stressed.He noted that the international community has spent close to $1 billion per year during the past three years on humanitarian assistance and recovery operations in Darfur in the hope that peace and development would follow. But, he cautioned, humanitarian aid would not resolve the conflict, and neither would the peacekeeping mission, since there was as yet no peace to keep. A solution required all parties and stakeholders to lay down their arms and commit to a peaceful settlement. “Pressure must be maintained on all parties to commit to a cessation of hostilities and ultimately a ceasefire and political settlement,” he said, affirming continued support for joint African Union (AU)-UN mediation efforts and the deployment of UNAMID. In his report on that deployment, covering the month of February, Mr. Ban says that troop deployment is accelerating, but that critical aviation and transportation equipment was still missing, with no additional pledges for these during the reporting period.As of the end of the month, the total strength of UNAMD was 9,212 uniformed personnel, including 7,467 troops, 1,605 police officers and one formed police unit, in addition to 1,312 civilians, according to the report.Deployment of Egyptian and Ethiopian battalions is immanent, after which UNAMID leadership will prioritize the arrival of the Thai and Nepalese units, which are ready to come with critical capabilities.However, the force still lacks one heavy and one medium ground transport unit, three military utility aviation units – comprising 18 helicopters in total – as well as additional attack helicopters.“It is incumbent upon Member States to pledge these critical capabilities or prevail upon other States that may be in a position to do so,” Mr. Ban stressed, noting that all levels of the UN Secretariat continue to pursue options in that regard. “The deployment of UNAMID without these critical assets will make it a force that lacks the capability to respond to the challenges and complex environment in which it is deployed,” he said. 4 April 2008Avowing that the situation in Sudan’s Darfur region remains as grim, or worse, than it was four years ago when the Security Council first took up the issue, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate focus on the fundamentals of peace and the protection of civilians in the strife-torn region.
Dr Singh spoke to every member of the delegation and listened to their views and suggestions, sources present at the meeting said. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office V Narayanasamy were present at the meeting.“The Prime Minister said that the visit was timely and came at a crucial period of the bilateral ties,” Congress MP from Tamil Nadu Manicka Tagore, who was part of the delegation, told PTI. Ms Swaraj said the umbrella Tamil grouping of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had told the delegation that they want “dignified rights and living conditions” for the minority community in a “unified” Sri Lanka. Dr Singh told the delegation that India was closely working with Sri Lanka and “will stand solidly behind theTamils,” Tagore said. (PTI) Submitting a report with detailed conclusions about the visit, Mrs Swaraj told Dr Singh that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapksa needed to persuade the TNA to join a Select Parliamentary Committee to find a solution to “genuine” political grievances of Tamils. A multi-party Parliamentary delegation that visited Sri Lanka submitted a report on the condition of ethnic Tamils to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. Dr Singh said India will stand “solidly behind” the minority community in their pursuit for a political settlement.The 13-member delegation, headed by the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, met Dr Singh at the Parliament House for over 45 minutes during which they briefed the Prime Minister about their five-day visit to Sri Lanka from April 16 to April 21 and the talks they held with the top leadership besides interaction with the ethnic Tamils in the island nation.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 27, 2019.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:TRP, TSX:ARX) The Canadian Press BANFF, Alta. — Oil and gas industry insiders say demands by organizers of Friday’s Global Climate Strike to transition swiftly away from fossil fuels to 100 per cent renewable energy are naive and unrealistic.But the leaders reached on the sidelines of the Global Business Forum in Banff add they support the right of participants to draw attention to the issue and applaud their emotional commitment.Hal Kvisle, chairman of ARC Resources Ltd. and former CEO of TransCanada Corp. (now TC Energy Corp.), says he supports people’s right to protest, but adds he wants his employees to show up at work when they are scheduled to do so.He says the protests raise the “emotional urgency” of the situation but unfortunately don’t offer any solutions on how to end the current global demand for about 100 million barrels per day of oil.Harrie Vredenburg, an executive board member for Project Reconciliation, an Indigenous consortium considering making a bid to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from the federal government, says activists who want to stop new pipelines aren’t considering the negative impact on Indigenous communities who are counting on oil and gas development.Earl Hickok, chairman and founder of Advantage Energy Services Ltd., says he believes the young people who are taking part in the climate change strike are being manipulated and misled by radical environmentalists but he supports their right to protest.“Generally, emotionally, they want to make a change and I think that’s a positive thing,” said Hickok.“Now, do I believe they are right and we should strike and stop the world and stop our economy and stop our way of life? No, I don’t. But I think their intentions are good.”
He said that Canada had always been ready and willing to partner with other civilized countries in combating affronts to human dignity and international order and would continue to assist its allies in the international community to deal with today’s grave challenges.But any effort would in vain, however, “if we cannot provide people with alternatives to a better way of life,” said Mr. Harper. Trade and the effective delivery of aid have become the signature of Canada’s outreach to the world. Canada is a case in point of how trade had made “great nations out of small ones”, and created new opportunities for ordinary people and their families. Looking towards the post-2015 development agenda, maternal, newborn and child health must once again become a top priority. Despite remarkable progress in these areas in recent years, thanks to vaccines and other simple techniques, millions of mothers and children who would have died in the past now had a chance to survive. On this issue, he praised the Secretary-General’s “Every Woman, Every Child” initiative as it provided a clear path forward to prevent the deaths of children from easily avoidable causes. It is within our power to create a better world for our children.Since Wednesday, speakers have taken to the podium in the UN’s renovated General Assembly Hall to address the 193 Member State on the theme of “Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda” as well as urgent crises ranging from the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and South Sudan.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt plugs $1M into Rupununi RodeoApril 17, 2017In “latest news”Easter, a time for reflectionApril 16, 2017In “Local News”Romichelle Brumell crowned Miss Cultured GuyanaOctober 22, 2017In “Entertainment” Seventeen-year-old Shanelle Thomas of Sand Creek, South Rupununi was crowned Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018. Thomas was one of six beauties vying for the annual Miss Rodeo Queen title.(From left to right) First runner-up, Samara Melville, Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018, Shanelle Thomas and second runner-up, Subrina Albert.An aspiring nurse, Thomas won the rodeo pageant on Friday evening at the Takatu Hotel, Lethem Region Nine, in front of hundreds of patrons who had gathered to witness the annual event which forms part of the Rupununi Rancher’s Rodeo festivity.Miss Sand Creek won the hearts of the audience with her confidence and eloquence, even from the introduction segment of the pageant, as she strutted out in her long booths and cowgirl hat. The Sand Creek resident is fluent in Wapishana, enjoys bird watching, horse riding and loves to eat fry tasso (beef) and farine.Miss Rodeo Queen, Shanelle Thomas.The highlight of the night’s event was the ‘cowgirl wear’ segment, where the young ladies displayed their vaquero outfits. Samara Melville of Parishara and Subrina Albert of Karasabai, who were the first and second runners up respectively, dominated this segment with their stunning ensembles.The other contestants represented Annai Village in the North Rupununi, Rokomuto South Pakaraima and Central Lethem.The event was sponsored by Banks DIH, the Guyana Oil Company, Shantel’s Exotic creation and Trophy Stall.
Following the 2015 Men’s World Championship in Qatar and the TV blackout at the 2015 Women’s World Championship in Denmark, the IHF tried on several occasions to mediate between TV rights holder beIN Sports and the German TV stations interested in broadcasting the upcoming World Championships.After they first met in Leipzig, Germany on 11 March 2016, another meeting between the agency of ARD/ZDF, beIN Sports, the German Handball Federation (DHB) and the IHF took place on 20 June 2016 in Paris. There, several arguments were exchanged and the position of beIN Sports was explained in detail again, as the IHF partner’s interest is to protect their rights, since especially in Southern Europe and North Africa exclusive TV rights are violated on many occasions as some channels copy the signal from unencrypted satellites and use it for their own purposes without any permission of the rights holder.Therefore the rights holder requested a technical solution to avoid this, as it is done on other occasions as well. Unfortunately, none of the public German TV stations was willing to fulfil this requirement.Since no financial agreement with a pay-TV channel was found, IHF was informed by beIN Sports that a live streaming solution free of charge will be provided for the German market.The IHF is keen to broadcast the world championships in Germany, one of the countries with the biggest handball tradition, and after several communications with beIN Sports, DHB partner Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB), which is also the title sponsor of the German Bundesliga, acquired the broadcasting rights on 5 January 2017 to show all matches of the German national team at the 2017 Men’s World Championship online. The matches will be streamed on handball.dkb.de for free; exclusively for sports fans in Germany. ← Previous Story Ortega and Walther calls to Masters Handball World Cup Next Story → Mahe show for French win over Slovenia
You don’t know the meaning of tiredIn your thirties you will develop an obsession with how much sleep you get.You will never get enough, you will take nanna naps, and you will consider going to the chemist for “a tonic”.Go ahead, enjoy those chipper chips… while you still canLosing weight in you twenties is just laying off the chicken wings and going for a brisk stroll every once in a while.Losing weight in your thirties is paying someone to shout at you three times a week while you lug weights around, wondering if your face will ever not be this shade of puce.Never been to a wedding? RELISH IT!Be careful what you wish for.Can work through a hangover no problem? RELISH THAT TOO!Work after six drinks in your twenties: Source: ImgurWork after six drinks in your thirties: Source: TumblrThere is more to cheese than cheddarThe older you get, the more important cheese becomes to you.Words like ‘Manchego’ and ‘Wensleydale’ will become vital parts of your vocabulary, and the idea of eating an Easy Single will become abhorrent. Source: SplatterThere is more to wine than drinking it because that’s all there is on offer at your mam’s houseAnd there is more to wine that ‘red’ or ‘white’. Source: ImgurA time will come when you will care about the difference between tea towels and hand towelsYES THERE’S A DIFFERENCE!And when you’re buying your own tea towels based on absorbency rather than cheapness, you’ll care if someone is wiping their grubby paws on them. Source: ImgurA time will came when you don’t care what people think/say about youTrust us. Source: Fandomobsessed30 things nobody ever told you about your 30s>14 best things about living in the sticks>
If you’ve managed to order and receive your very own Raspberry Pi you’ll have soon realized the Foundation wasn’t kidding when they said it was minimal in its design. It offers up a complete computing solution in a tiny footprint, but it is just an exposed piece of circuit board covered in chips and ports.Getting a case to put your Raspberry Pi in isn’t essential, but it does offer the board some protection from damage and keeps the dust away from components. There’s a few cases out now that you can purchase. Two of note include the ModMyPi case and the Adafruit transparent case that uses dragon claws.Both of those cases will cost you some money to acquire, but there is an alternative that will only cost you the cardboard it is printed on. It is called The Punnet, and it has been created by Raspberry Pi forum member E.The Punnet has been available since the end of May in Alpha form, but today a final version is being made available that has the layout perfected for the board. E has also made available an SVG version you can edit in case you decide to add to your Raspberry Pi in the future, for example, by using the forthcoming Gertboard.The final version of the case can be download from SquareItRound (PDF) and all it requires is some card for printing and glue to hold it together. The editable SVG version is available as a .ZIP file. And if your printer can’t handle card, you can always print on paper and trace it on to card.As it is printed, there’s nothing to stop you playing with the color scheme. Why have a boring plain white version when you could add the Raspberry Pi logo, or as the image above demonstrates, be bold with yourcard color choice.Read more at Raspberry Pi
Nvidia has officially revealed its latest tablet reference design, the Tegra Note. This isn’t a first-party retail device like the Shield. It’s an example for Nvidia’s OEM partners, which include EVGA, PNY, and Zotac.They’ve worked with Nvidia for years churning out video cards, but it’s still a surprise to see their names listed in the press release. These aren’t seasoned veterans of the tablet wars. But with companies like Samsung and Asus content to use chips other than the Tegra 4, perhaps Nvidia had to turn elsewhere to sell its new SoC.The platform Nvidia is providing includes a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor paired with Nvidia’s 72-core mobile GPU. It’s also looking after the software, shipping TegraZone and SmugMug’s Camera Awesome app — which is currently an iPhone exclusive. Nvidia will also handle the software updates.As for what else you can expect from Tegra Note tablets, the reference design features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display, 16GB of internal storage and micro SD expansion, a 5MP rear and a VGA front camera, a multi-tip stylus, front-facing stereo speakers, and a battery that can handle 10 hours of HD video playback.Actual retail devices may look vastly different. Nvidia is providing an example, but EVGA, PNY, and Zotac will do their own thing. We may see models with 1080p displays, 64GB, and NFC, but we’ll have to wait for the manufacturers to reveal their own Tegra Note tablets.Devices are expected to start at $199, but that’s just Nvidia’s suggested retail price for its own reference design. That’s a decent price for a tablet with the Tegra Note’s specs, but, again, Nvidia’s partners have the final say when it comes to pricing.Tegra Note tablets are expected to hit the streets next month, so we won’t have to wait long to find out what they have in store for us. While you might assume that companies that cater to the gaming crowd would focus on premium devices, they’re also newcomers to the tablet market. They may well stick close to Nvidia’s SRP, at least for their first attempts.
Nintendo has decided we must wait until next year to learn more about the Switch hybrid games console. The good news is, we don’t have to wait very long into next year before everything about the Switch becomes crystal clear. Nintendo is going to hold a Nintendo Switch Presentation on January 13 in Tokyo, meaning January 12 in the US due to the time difference.It’s a presentation I’m sure many will drop everything to watch. Nintendo intends to confirm all the important details about its next hardware launch. We’ll learn what the spec of the machine is, how much Nintendo expects us to pay for it, and what the line-up of launch games are. Before the presentation is over I’m sure many gamers out there will have already decided on whether a pre-order is warranted.Learn more about Nintendo’s new home gaming system at the Nintendo Switch Presentation, streamed LIVE on Jan. 12 https://t.co/0c7gOJasA2 pic.twitter.com/5aR7MBH2C5— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 27, 2016We can only speculate as to what Nintendo has managed to achieve in a tablet/home console and at what price to the consumer. But we can make some informed guesses at least…We have two price points with which to work. The first is the Wii U, the predecessor to the Switch, which launched in Deluxe form at $350. We also have the Nvidia Shield, the platform on which the Switch is thought to be based on, which launched at $299. Nintendo could choose either of these price points, but even though it doesn’t directly compete with the PS4, Sony’s console costs $299 (500GB model). So if you pushed me to guess I’d say the Switch will be $299.The Switch really needs a strong line-up of launch games. Breath of the Wild really helps, but isn’t enough on its own. If Nintendo can compliment it with that new Mario game we saw running in the introductory trailer then I can see every Switch sale also meaning 2 game sales. And if Nintendo also have a new Mario Kart title available on launch day, then they’ve got the perfect launch line-up. Everything else, first or third party, is just a bonus.I’m not going to take a serious attempt at guessing the spec. Nintendo will certainly want to keep the manufacturing costs to a minimum, so I suspect we’ll see micro SD cards playing a part for storage. The OS is likely based on Android but you won’t know that from using it, and whatever Tegra processor is used will be underclocked significantly away from the dock. As for RAM? You’d hope for 8GB, but I’d be surprised if there was more than 4GB in the tablet.Roll on January so we can finally get the full picture!
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The government has today (Friday 19 July 2019) launched a consultation to explore potential changes to parental leave entitlements, including the introduction of a new neonatal leave and pay benefit.The consultation, launched by outgoing prime minister Theresa May (pictured), aims to review existing parental leave benefits, proposing amendments that ensure these leave arrangements better reflect modern society and families’ desires to share childcare more equally.Theresa May, prime minister, said: “The experience of parenting has changed almost beyond recognition over the past 40 years, with fathers wanting to share caring responsibilities more equally from the outset.“In introducing shared parental leave, we have taken significant steps to support parents to do this, but all too often it is still mothers, not fathers, who shoulder the burden of childcare. It is clear that we need to do more, and that’s why today we have launched a consultation calling for views on how we can improve the current system.”To help achieve this, the government suggests the implementation of a new neonatal leave and pay entitlement for parents of premature and unwell babies that need to spend a prolonged period in neonatal care after birth. The new neonatal leave, applicable for mothers, fathers and partners, would enable parents to receive one week of leave and pay for every week that their baby is in hospital. This strives to prevent fathers and partners having to take annual or unpaid leave if their child is kept in neonatal care beyond their paternity leave period.The consultation further questions how statutory paternity leave and shared parental leave could be improved.May continued: “We also want to look at further specific support for parents who are already dealing with the unimaginable stress of their babies needing special neonatal care. Parents have more than enough on their plates without worrying about their parental leave running out and having to return to work before their precious newborn comes home.“That’s not fair and it’s not right. So, we’re also proposing a new neonatal leave and pay entitlement to make this time a bit easier for parents whose babies need to spend a prolonged period in neonatal care.”Penny Mordaunt, minister for women and equalities, added: “Shared parental leave is hugely advantageous for both men and women and forms a key part of the government’s equalities agenda. It allows men to spend more time with their child, helping them to develop that paternal bond, and provides women with vital support at home during such an important time in their child’s life.“This announcement is another step in the right direction, towards giving parents even more choice about how they manage work and parenting responsibilities. Fathers should not have to rely on annual and unpaid leave if they want to be involved in the first months of their child’s life.”
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman fell into the water along the Venetian Causeway, Thursday morning, in Miami Beach.According to Miami Beach Police, fire rescue crews responded to a woman who fell into the water near the Venetian Causeway, just after 6:30 a.m.Police believe the woman may have been impaired by alcohol.Miami Beach Fire Rescue said the woman was checked out but refused to be transported.Traffic was affected east and westbound near Bay Road as crews brought the woman to safety.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
More From Roadshow 0 Share your voice Post a comment 2020 Bentley Continental GT: Concept looks with a surprise inside Bentley 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive: A more athletic grand tourer Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat Enlarge ImageThe material was created “by the team of exceptional craftsmen and women based in Crewe, England,” Bentley said. Bentley Bentley is preparing to introduce a new version of its Flying Spur sedan, and the latest teaser provides an idea of the incredible attention-to-detail that Crewe’s craftspeople are putting into the new ultra-luxury car.Specifically, Bentley said Thursday that the new Flying Spur will use a new type of leather upholstery with a three-dimensional diamond effect. The company promised that, as ever, the Flying Spur will offer “an unparalleled touring experience for the driver and passengers alike.” Superluxury Cars Luxury cars Sedans 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible: Unparalleled grand touring Tags 26 Photos More about 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Preview • 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible first drive: 207-mph toupee shredder Earlier this year, Bentley offered up two teasers of the outside of the new Flying Spur. The car will offer an ornately designed take on the brand’s “Flying B” hood ornament, while a sketch revealed that it might have some design cues from the two-door Continental GT range. So far Bentley has said only that the new car will be fully revealed later this year.As to other details, it’s fair to assume the flying Spur might use the same touchscreen infotainment system as the newest Continental GT. That car’s powertrains might carry over, too; they comprise a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 with 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque along with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 542 hp and 568 lb-ft.The current version of the Bentley Flying Spur was revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The introduction of the new model comes in the year of Bentley’s 100th anniversary. Bentley
Hello everyone, the weather is good, so let’s enjoy it while we can because I do believe the real winter is on its way. In any case, we are truly blessed compared to other parts of the country that have had terrible weather and situations such as fires, hurricanes, flooding, etc. So we are thankful and praying for those cities that are going thru hell.Hassan Rasheed, president of New Africa Community Builders and a renowned entertainment promoter, will host the “Royal Theatre Reunion” on Nov. 11, 8 p.m. -1 a.m. at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road featuring the Manhattans, the Dynamic Superior, Ray, Goodman and Brown, Crosswinds and many more. For more information, call 443-621-7449.You know, I am so excited about this upcoming weekend, especially this Saturday. GIRLFRIEND! My kind of entertainment is coming to Baltimore thanks to Hassan Rasheed, the renowned promoter who is hosting this event called, “The Royal Theatre Reunion.” This will be one of the ‘baddest’ shows ever. He’s bringing back some of the acts that will remind us of our historical Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore and the Royal Theatre shows back in the day. I am telling you the Patapsco Arena located at 3301 Annapolis Road will not be the same after this show. The show will feature live on stage, now check this out: The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, Ray, Goodman and Brown, the Dynamic Superior, Kenneth Robinson, Crosswinds, Ms. Maybelle, First Impression, Janay and Style. Also, Larry Young, Wanda Coe-Stewart, DJ Sugar Chris, and former radio personality, Johnny Brown will be honored at this event. This all happens on Nov. 11, 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. You have to bring your own food (BYOF), but it is cash bar, so my friends do not bring your bottle, they will search you. For ticket information, call 410-905-4695.The Dynamic Superior, international recording artists, with (center) George Span, the original member & founder of the group with his good friend, Wilber Fletcher, the owner of the group, will be performing at the annual Royal Theatre Reunion Show at the Patapsco Arena on Nov.11.The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality St. Pius V and St. Peter Claver Church, will host their 4th annual evening of jazz featuring Dr. Phil Butts Band. It will be Nov. 12 4 p.m – 7p.m. at the Father Henry Harper Hall, 1546 N. Fremont Avenue. It is cabaret style, B.Y.O.B and B.Y.O.F. with free set-ups. For more information, call 410-294-7275.Freddi Vaughn and the Baltimore Kappa Silhouettes present the annual scholarship on Nov.18, 11:30 a.m – 3 p.m. at the Forum Caterers featuring Baltimore’s own the Spindles. Your tickets include brunch, dancing, silent auction, vendors, door prizes and 50-50 chances. For ticket information, call 443-542-8275. I will see you there.The Dunbar Committee hosts the Chick Webb Memorial Community Center 70th Anniversary, Nov. 17 thru Nov. 19. Nov. 17, is open house at Chick Webb Recreation Center, 623 N. Eden Street, 3-7 p.m. Nov. 18, is a cabaret style, BYOB & BYOF with live entertainment at the Chick Webb Recreation Center. Nov. 19, is the worship service 11 a.m. at Waters African Episcopal Church, 417 Asquith Street. For more information, call 410-276-6971.HONEY CHILD! The Caton Castle Lounge, located at 20 South Caton Avenue is doing it again with a dynamite jazz concert on Nov. 18, from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m., presented by Ruth Binsky and Steve Patton. It will be an evening of jazz with the Juli Wood Quintet featuring Juli Wood on sax, Tom Williams on trumpet, Tim Murphy on piano, Geoff Harper on bass and Lenny Robinson on drums. For ticket information, email@example.com. Or call 410-922-0752 and tell Ruth I told you.The Gospel Program Organizer & Promoter, Lonnie Parker Anniversary featuring a gospel program that will blow your mind and having you shouting up and down the aisles. The program will feature live on stage; The Southern Gospel Singers, Wings of Praise, Nate and New Generation, James Price Sr. and The New Mighty Wonders, Eric Waddell and the Abundant Life Singers, The Edwards Sisters and gospel comedian, Rob Richardson on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at Brown’s Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Avenue in Baltimore. Food is on sale. For tickets call 410-358-9661 or 443-610-7583.Robert and Elena Houston celebrate their 50th Anniversary. They were married on November 16. Robert retired from the US Postal Service and Elena from the Department of Social Services. They are both members of the Eastern United Methodist Church in Baltimore.One more thing I want to tell you about before I run out of space. I want you to get on the bus and join Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Nov. 11 as they travel to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to tour the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and a lot more fun. For more information, call Dorothy Randall at 410-298-0701.Okay, I know I am out of space now. So remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until The Next Time, I’m Musically Yours.
Stay on target There’s A New Ghost in the Shell Series ComingMovieBob Reviews: GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017) Ghost in the Shell is getting the Hollywood treatment this summer which will no doubt expose the franchise to a whole new audience. To capitalize on this new-found interest in all things Ghost in the Shell, Funimation will be showing the original classic anime in select theaters nationwide next month.The movie will be shown for two days. On February 7 it will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles, while the English dub will be shown on February 8. This is a nice way of giving fans an excuse to see the movie twice and get different experiences out of it. Tickets can be purchased from Funimation’s website where you can punch in your zip code and see which theater closest to you is screening it.Ghost in the Shell is an adaptation of the manga of the same name. It follows the adventures of Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team who are tasked with protecting a futuristic Japan from cybernetic terrorist threats. It has been adapted into several TV series, movies, and even video games. It is one of the most recognizable anime in the world and has influenced a great number of industry professionals, including director James Cameron.If you’re like most folks then you have most likely only ever seen Ghost in the Shell at home on your TV. The original movie is a very cinematic experience so it will be good to see it as it was always meant to be experienced. It will also be a great opportunity for those who are interested in the upcoming Scarlett Johansson-lead live-action film to see where that movie is taking its cues from.It’s not every day that we get to see anime being shown in movie theaters in America. If you can, make sure to go watch Ghost in the Shell next month since it is one of the seminal works in its medium.
Karen Gleason, a chemical engineering professor at MIT, along with graduate student Miles Barr and others, showed that the technique could be used to print solar cells on a variety of delicate materials. One example is rice paper, which is used to make spring rolls in restaurants and usually dissolves in wet processes. Since the researchers’ technique is a dry, solvent-free process, the rice paper remains intact. The researchers also demonstrated the technique on plastic Saran wrap, which repels water and would normally be difficult to coat.The new method, called oxidative chemical vapor deposition (oCVD), involves spraying a vapor of a monomer and an oxidizing agent onto a substrate. The monomer and oxidizing agent polymerize when they meet and form PEDOT plastic. The plastic itself is conductive, but the conductivity can be further increased up to 1,000 times by controlling the substrate temperature so that small nanopores form, which can be laced with highly conductive silver particles.The printed solar cells can also withstand a great deal of bending and stretching with minimal effect on their properties. In tests, the researchers bent a printed plastic substrate to a radius of less than 5 mm more than 1,000 times, and found that its efficiency was still 99% of what is was before bending. The electrodes could also be bent and stretched, and still retained their conductivity. To further demonstrate the method’s robustness, Barr folded a piece of paper printed with solar cells into a paper airplane, and showed that the device still generated a current.MIT Professor Karen K. Gleason explains how graduate student Miles Barr folds a solar cell into a paper airplane. The research is part of the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center. Video credit: MIT.As the researchers noted, paper is not typically considered a good substrate for photovoltaics because it’s not transparent. However, the ability to print solar cells at low-cost on flexible, stretchable materials could be very useful for making solar cells more widespread. Since the technique can also be used to print other electronic devices besides solar cells, it could be used for novel applications such as printing electronics on fabric and other flexible displays. To demonstrate how a new fabrication technique can print solar cells on extremely thin, flexible materials, researchers from MIT have patterned solar cells onto ordinary toilet paper. While toilet paper may be an unlikely substrate for practical solar cell applications, it illustrates the versatility of the technique for low-cost printing on a wide variety of materials. Explore further Xerox Develops Silver Ink for Cheap Printable Electronics After printing solar cells on a piece of paper, researchers folded the paper into an airplane to demonstrate that it could still generate current. Image credit: Karen Gleason, MIT. More information: via: IEEE Spectrum © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Researchers print solar cells on toilet paper, other delicate materials (w/ Video) (2011, January 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-01-solar-cells-toilet-paper-delicate.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.