How will vessels be inspected to meet emerging biofouling regulations for the prevention of marine invasions?

first_imgInternational and national guidelines and regulations to limit the inadvertent transfer of non-native species on the submergedsurfaces of vessels and mobile infrastructure are progressing. However, methods to assess compliance must be developed toassist both regulators and industry. While there is a history of biofouling inspections in maritime industries, includingcommercial shipping and infrastructure, such surveys are tailored for vessel safety and performance rather than being drivenby biosecurity purposes. Thus, these inspections are likely inadequate for confirming compliance with biosecurity regulations. Todetermine regulatory compliance, agencies will likely rely on a combination of risk profiling, assessment of documentation ofbiofouling management, archival data and images, and real-time in-water surveys made by divers or remotely operatedvehicles (ROVs) specific to biosecurity regulations. Divers may exceed ROVs at finding organisms in recesses and othertopographically complex areas, and when regulations require confirmation of species identity or viability. In contrast, ROVsmay be well suited for regulations that establish upper thresholds on biofouling levels with little concern for organismidentity or condition. Several factors will inform how a survey is conducted, including cost, the type of data required byregulations, environmental conditions, safety, and logistics. Survey designs and requirements should be transparent tomanage industry’s expectations of border procedures, to increase the efficiency with which industry and agencies managebiofouling and potentially align the evaluation of best practices in hull and niche area maintenance across jurisdictions.last_img read more

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Moon Over The Brooklyn Bowl With Hayley Jane & The Primates: A Marital Love Story

first_imgLoad remaining images Happiness, smiles, magic, emotion, love, and hugs filled the Brooklyn Bowl on a beautiful fall night in New York City. A cascade of mesmerizing jams, dazzling dancing, glittering lights, and impassioned vocals lit up the stage to the hundreds of appreciative spectators. An array of special guests helped make this a special one-of-a-kind cosmic night.The night started out with the beautiful wedding of Kristen Detroia and Josh Carter, the bass player for Hayley Jane and the Primates, on the Brooklyn Bowl stage. Under a Grateful Dead themed chuppah, Peter Shapiro (the owner of Brooklyn Bowl, famed concert promotor, and a friend of the couple) was the master of ceremonies who led the sweet and unique ceremony to the adoring crowd. The stage was filled with family, friends, bandmates, and musicians. Dopapod’s Rob Compa gave a very sentimental speech about how the happy couple first met. With the crash of the glass under foot and the crowd yelling “Mazel Tov”, the sentimental ceremony concluded with a bang.Once the stage was cleared, the musical part of the evening kicked off with The Brooklyn Bowl Wedding All-Stars. The lineup of this supergroup was Eli Winderman and Rob Compa (Dopapod), Richard James (Pink Talking Fish), and The Kung Fu Rhythm Section (Adrian Tramontano and Chris DeAngelis). Together as a band for the first time, these players flawlessly wove their way through a ten song set like they’ve been playing together for years. From Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” to The Band‘s “Up on Cripple Creek” to the Talking Heads‘ “Burning Down the House”, the crowd bounced, swayed, and sang along to every song that sounded and looked just as amazing as the next. Hayley Jane and the Primates guitarist, Justin Hancock, joined the All-Star Band mid set and traded guitar licks for a searing “Blue Sky” from the Allman Brothers Band. Closing out the set, Richard James led the crowd in a raucous “Loving Cup” from The Rolling Stones that left crowd wanting more.The headliner of the night was Hayley Jane and the Primates who were celebrating the release of their new album “We’re Here Now”. Hayley Jane, Justin Hancock, Josh Carter, Greg Smith, and Ryan Clausen played their hearts out from the first chord and drum beat to the last throughout their 2 hour performance.The 16 song set, compromised of mostly tracks from their new album, sprinkled in with a few oldies and an amazing cover of “Volunteers” from Jefferson Airplane, kept the crowd moving and singing for the entire show. The Interstellar Dancers joined the band on stage on select songs for a visual and passionate treat. The dancers, Catelin McCarriston, Emory Campbell, April Pittman, Lindsay Reamer, with special guest dancers Taraleigh Weathers and Jazmin Buck alongside of the already mesmerizing Hayley Jane, gave the songs additional energy that is rarely seen on a concert stage.Special guest stars came and went on the stage all night like shooting stars during a meteor shower. The collaborations were unique and each one gave the song additional intensity and a little special something. Hayley Jane and Elise Testone created a soulful singing combination during “Make it Alright”. The steel drums and extra percussion of Earl Brooks and Ben Teters enhanced the Carribbean feel of “Man Acrylic”. Quinn Carson from Spiritual Rez played an incredible trombone solo in the finale, as all the guests fit into the band mix like a perfect white glove.The stage was filled with 17 musicians and dancers for the final number of the night “I Can Do It (Poo Jam)”. This uplifting and emotional song had the crowd dancing and singing to the very last note and was the perfect end to a magical evening. JRR Tolkien once said, “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars”. With the moon literally in Hayley Jane’s hands, this evening proved that Hayley Jane and the Primates are fast becoming the brightest stars on the musical scene with their unique combination of musicianship, raw emotion, spiritual lyrics, hypnotizing dancing, and cosmic energy.Setlist: All-Star Band | Brooklyn Bowl Wedding | 10/18/17Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder) , Up on Cripple Creek (The Band), They Love Each Other (The Grateful Dead), Boogie On Reggae Woman (Stevie Wonder), Burning Down the House (Talking Heads), Blue Sky (Allman Brothers) with Justin Hancock, Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel), Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder), Finale: Loving Cup (The Rolling Stones)Setlist: Hayley Jane & The Primates | Brooklyn Bowl Wedding | 10/18/17In my Mind, Mama, We Found Out, Madeline, Creatures, You Gotta Move (with Rob Compa on guitar), Lose You, Man Acrylic ( with Earl Brooks on steel drum and Ben Teters on percussion) , Volunteers, Make It Alright (with Elise Testone on vocals and Eli Winderman on keys), Cosmic Katrina, More Interesting, Hey Mister (with Richard James on keys), Hurricane Jane (with Richard James on keys).Encore: To the Moon, I Can Do it (Poo Jam) with all the special guests joining inCheck out the full gallery below from Bob Schultz.Brooklyn Bowl Wedding All-Stars, Hayley Jane & The Primates | 10/18/17 | Photos by Bob Schultzlast_img read more

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Iraqi Army Drives Into Future With M1A1 Abrams Tanks

first_img Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, worked with Iraqi Army 9th Armored Division soldiers during M1A1 Abrams tank drivers training Jan. 15-16, at Camp Taji, Iraq. “We focus on driving M1A1s to drive Iraq forward into the future and for the betterment of the people of Iraq,” said Iraq Army Jundi Anwar Hakim Khidher Al-Janabi, a tank commander with the 9th Armored Division, out of Camp Taji. All 140 M1A1s that the Government of Iraq has purchased from the U.S. are to be issued to the 9th Armored Division in monthly installments by the end of 2011, following a transitioning process at Contingency Operating Site Hammer, Iraq. The 9th Armored Division tankers will attend a 45-day new equipment operator’s course this spring at the Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq. The new equipment operator’s course curriculum will lead Iraqi Army tankers through everything the soldiers need to do as a crewman and crew in order to operate the tank effectively, starting with basic tank safety and ending with crew gunnery exercises,” said Sgt. 1st Class Philemon Jones, a platoon sergeant and master gunner with Company C, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. Armor crewmen with Company C, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. are training the Iraqis on individual tasks in preparation for the new equipment operator’s course. “The training will allow them to have a base of information, so [at the new equipment operator’s course] they can concentrate on the crew tasks instead of the individual tasks,” Jones said. The M1A1s will give Iraqis confidence in their equipment, precision in their engagements, pride and a new level of prestige, he said. “[Now] they’re on the same level as other countries and can defend themselves against internal threats as well as external threats,” Jones said. The M1A1s will help the current situation and control terrorist activities, said Jundi Hazim Swadi Jaber, a tank loader with the 9th Armed Division. “We will move forward, ahead of neighboring countries, in our technology. We’ll have an advantage,” Hazim said. “I’m proud, because I’m learning a new tank with technology that will help to fight the terrorists.” By Dialogo February 02, 2011last_img read more

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Briefs

first_imgThe US/Cuba Legal Forum, Inc., and La Unión Nacional de Juristas de Cuba will put on their third annual conference aimed at promoting discussions of different views, exchanges of experience and necessary reflections on the state of US/Cuba legal relations to be held in Havana, Cuba, May 25-28.On the first day of the conference there will be several panels of four attorneys each, two from the United States and two from Cuba. The panelists will discuss important topics central to the status of US/Cuba legal relations from the perspective of both nations. Discussions will be respectful, professional, and open. Simultaneous translation English/Spanish will be available. Law professors from the US and Cuba will participate in the conference. Active participation from the conference attendees will be encouraged by workshops discussions on the second and third day of the conference. The conference will be open to attorneys, law students and legal professionals.Included, as part of the conference will be a cocktail party, two lunches, and a farewell dinner. There will be opportunities to tour the University of Havana and other places of interest.The total cost of the conference, including airfare from Miami, hotel with breakfast from Sunday to Thursday morning will be no more than $2,000.Travel from other locations in the US, additional days in Cuba and special travel requirements can be arranged by the travel agency or the sponsors. CLE credit has been applied for.For more information, contact the US/Cuba Legal Forum at [email protected], or write to US/Cuba Legal Forum, 235 S.W. LeJeune Road, 2nd Floor, Miami 33134 or call (305) 303-0660.Russell-Brown to lead UF center Measure would make it harder to avoid jury duty Two bills promoted by the Bar’s Business Law Committee have cleared a key legislative committee.The House Judiciary Committee on April 2 approved an overhaul of the state’s corporation laws and a technical bill affecting the Uniform Commercial Code.Rep. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, sponsored HB 1623 and said it was the product of work by the state Division of Corporations, the section, law professors, and other interested parties.It streamlines many operations for the state, helps companies reduce some administrative operations, and guarantees inspection rights for company directors, among other changes, Goodlette said.“In general, it enhances and modernizes Florida’s corporate laws, encourages businesses to incorporate here, and protects investors,” Goodlette said. “It will significantly improve our corporate chapter and significantly promotes Florida as a good place to do corporate business.”The second bill HB 283, sponsored by Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, would modify the UCC by adding requirement to filing amendments to financing statements, and provide exceptions to requirements for filing termination financing statements.Both were unanimously approved.Foundation seeks new fellows It would be harder to avoid jury service, and judges and the governor would lose their automatic exemption from service under a bill making its way through the House of Representatives.HB 1441, sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, D-Ft. Lauderdale, also creates a fund to compensate jurors for lost wages when they serve on a lengthy case. It was passed by the House Judiciary Committee April 2 but, at Bar News deadline had no companion bill in the Senate.Smith said the measure reduces circumstances that people can cite to be excused from jury duty. It also requires that if they are excused, they must set a time within six months when they can serve, unless a judge agrees there are extreme circumstances that justify a further delay. In addition, the bill strengthens job protections for people serving on juries.It would also impose a $20 surcharge on civil filing fees to go into a fund to compensate jurors up to $300 a day after the 10th day of a trial, if their employers do not pay their wages while they serve on jury duty. The bill requires the Supreme Court to set rules for administering that fund.Rep. Philip Brutus, D-Miami, asked Smith if he really wanted judges serving on juries, noting the state law that exempts judges, the governor, and some other public officials from jury duty was being struck in the bill. “In the real world,” Smith replied, “no lawyer is going to let a judge sit on their case [on the jury]. But if we’re going to be fair and take in everyone, then let’s take in everybody.”Rep. Holly Benson, R-Pensacola, chair of the Select Committee on Article V, noted that plans for the state taking over more funding of the trial courts next year have most fees paid to clerks, not the court, and said Smith might want to change his lengthy trial compensation fund to track that. Smith promised to consider that.Committee Chair Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, said the bill would provide more sophisticated jurors, who now have problems serving, and that would help in complex trials.“We need jurors who can understand a lot of the evidence,” agreed Rep Juan-Carlos Planas, R-Miami, a former prosecutor. “I ask you to work with the people to make sure this bill becomes law. The more people on this [juror] list that we can get on the jury, the better off we’re going to be.”Business law bills moved April 15, 2003 Regular News The Florida Bar Foundation has launched a drive in the Tallahassee area to recruit more fellows to boster the Foundation’s endowment.“As lawyers, we know that a helping hand — especially from a lawyer — can truly change someone’s life,” said William H. Davis, who is chairing the Tallahassee fellows campaign and serves as the Foundation’s secretary/treasurer. “The Florida Bar Foundation funds programs all over Florida, including in Tallahassee, that extend that hand to those who otherwise wouldn’t have a chance at justice or perhaps even peace of mind.”Davis said for decades the Foundation has been providing the leadership and funding necessary to help the legal system work for all Floridians and through its endowment, “is a sound and permanent expression of our sworn duty and of our desire to meet it.”“I hope that you will join me in sustaining the Foundation’s endowment by becoming a life member of The Florida Bar Foundation, through the Fellows program,” Davis said. “There are currently only 57 Fellows in Tallahassee, and our legal community clearly can and should be much better represented in this good work.”You can become a fellow by pledging a tax-deductible gift of $1,000 that is payable over five years or less. For more information about becoming a fellow, call the Foundation’s Amanda Styles at (800) 541-2195, or Davis at (850) 222-0720, or log on to the Foundation’s Web site at www.flabarfndn.org.Law Day event set for Tallahasseecenter_img On May 1 The Florida Bar Foundation, Legal Services of North Florida, Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association and The Capital City Bar Presidents Council will celebrate Law Day with a reception and dinner at the president’s box and the University Club at Doak Campbell Stadium.The reception will run from 5- 7 p.m., and will be an opportunity to recognize all volunteer attorneys, fellows of The Florida Bar Foundation, and Bruce Conroy, the recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Second Judicial Circuit. The recognition program will be addressed by the Charlie Crist, Florida’s attorney general. The dinner follows the reception and will be on the third floor ballroom of the University Club at 7 p.m., with special guests and speakers Second Circuit Public Defender Nancy A. Daniels and Melanie Ann Hines, the former statewide prosecutor.Bill Davis, chair of The Florida Bar Foundation Tallahassee fellows campaign, will be recognizing local fellows of the Foundation. The Capital City Bar Presidents Council also will be presenting the second Richard W. Ervin Equal Justice Award to Public Defender Daniels. Daniels was selected in recognition of her significant contributions to Florida’s legal justice system.The reception is open to the public with the recognition program beginning at 6:15 p.m. General parking is available. Guests may use the elevator entrance left of Section C of Doak Campbell Stadium. Entertainment and refreshments will be served. Tickets for the dinner are available in advance by mailing $35 per person by check to the Tallahassee Bar Association at P.O. Box 813, Tallahassee 32302, by April 25.US/Cuba legal forum set for May 25-28 in Havana Briefs Katheryn Russell-Brown has been named director of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations.“We conducted a very thorough national search to find someone with Katheryn’s unique combination of scholarship and leadership,” said Dean Jon Mills. “She not only has strong academic credentials, she possesses the ability to foster unity and understanding across campus and throughout the state. I believe she will deepen our knowledge of racial issues and help us develop strategies for the future.”“This is a wonderful opportunity to continue and elevate the important but challenging local, national, and global conversation on race,” said Russell-Brown, who comes from the University of Maryland, where she was an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice. “UF’s law school offers an intellectually rigorous and welcoming environment for this work.”The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations seeks to promote racial understanding, interracial dispute resolution, racial equality and racial healing, and to influence public policy through university, local, state, and national projects. It also brings guest speakers to campus and hosts state and national conferences.Russell-Brown is the author of two books, The Color of Crime and the forthcoming Underground Codes: Race, Crime, and Related Fires, both published by New York University Press. Her 1994 article, “The Constitutionality of Jury Override in Alabama Death Penalty Cases,” published in the Alabama Law Review, was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Harris v. Alabama (1995).Broward Bar offers benefit The Broward County Bar Association has forged an agreement with DeskTop Business Solutions to provide its members with a technological benefit.DTBusiness, a Web-based technology company, has developed L.A.W.S./Pro, an application that provides attorneys with anytime, anywhere access to the functions needed to run their firm, including calendaring; case management; invoicing; back office accounting – accounts receivable, check writing, general ledger, trust processing; document management and storage; secure email; and legal research.For more information call the BCBA at (954) 764-8040.last_img read more

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What your credit union needs to know about synthetic ID fraud

first_imgWhile credit union leaders are ever vigilant of the latest in fraud activity to keep their institutions safe, synthetic identity fraud is an area that’s tricky for many to detect. It helps fraudsters navigate through most credit unions’ initial identification checks. Not only can credit unions get caught up in the scam by issuing credit cards, for example, but so can many other businesses that end up accepting those credit cards. Synthetic identity theft involves the use of real documents, like utility bills, but some or all the documents are based on false information. A true synthetic identity is created with completely fictitious elements, but it appears real and will pass the first line of traditional identity checks. For example, a fraudster may order utility services to a vacant lot. They can use the invoice for this service as proof of residence, thus passing an initial check performed by many credit unions. Synthetic ID fraud typically falls into one of three categories: employment, credit repair, and nefarious. Work or employment synthetic identity fraud is used to avoid being disqualified from jobs that require citizenship, residency, or no criminal record, and jobs that require good credit ratings in order to access consumers’ personal data or information. These typically are not conducted by a single individual, but more likely an organized group that establishes and sells the identity credentials. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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The unassuming suburban home with a surprising Cold War relic

first_imgYou will never guess what is underground.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoUnderneath this double-storey German designed home at 20 Narrung St in Middle Park, is an underground bomb shelter.At just under 12 sqm the shelter might not be large enough to survive an extended nuclear fallout, but it could be a reassuring feature in an increasingly uncertain world.There are a number of bomb shelters in older suburban homes across Australia that were built during the Second World War when the threat of aerial bombardment was very real.This house was built in the final years of the Cold War in the 1980s, a time when there was a public fear of nuclear war.Owner Bin Wang was unsure as to why the bomb shelter was built, but he said the unusual feature did have a more practical use as a wine cellar.“I really love the bunker,” he said.The home is on the market now through Ray White Middle Park.Watch: Unique homes from around the worldVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQuirky ranch with a view!00:34 Related videos 00:34Quirky ranch with a view!01:53Chill out in this underground home00:35Dreamy wooden cabin, Slovenia00:29Multi award-winning treehouse01:24Want more of your view? Get a rotating home!00:37The French reno full of life DEEPER UNDERGROUND: This suburban home has its own bomb shelter.IF DISASTER ever hits Brisbane, then this suburban home that is currently on the market could be the safest place to hide.last_img read more

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GE decides to sell Baker Hughes stake just one year after acquisition

first_imgIllustration: A Baker Hughes building. Photographer: Gerd Fahrenhorst. Shared under CC BY 3.0 license; the image has been croppedIndustrial giant GE is looking to get rid of its Baker Hughes GE business, just one year after acquiring oilfield services giant Baker Hughes for $3 billion.In a statement on Tuesday GE said that it would focus on Aviation, Power, and Renewable Energy, “creating a simpler, stronger, leading high-tech Industrial company.”GE said it planned to divest its equity ownership position in Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE) – a 62.5% interest -“in an orderly manner” over the next two to three years.GE said BHGE’s full stream offering brought together equipment, services, and digital solutions to help its customers be more productive—a unique and powerful value proposition in a changing market, adding that the separation would provide BHGE with enhanced agility and the ability to focus on leading in the oil and gas industry.The company is also working to separate GE Healthcare into a standalone company.John Flannery, chairman, and CEO of GE, said: “Today marks an important milestone in GE’s history. We are aggressively driving forward as an aviation, power and renewable energy company—three highly complementary businesses poised for future growth. We will continue to improve our operations and balance sheet as we make GE simpler and stronger.”Flannery added: “GE Healthcare and BHGE are excellent examples of GE at its best—anticipating customer needs, breaking barriers through innovation and delivering life-changing products and services.“Today’s actions unlock both a pure-play healthcare company and a tier-one oil and gas servicing and equipment player. We are confident that positioning GE Healthcare and BHGE outside of GE’s current structure is best not only for GE and its owners, but also for these businesses, which will strengthen their market-leading positions and enhance their ability to invest for the future while carrying the spirit of GE forward.”At the time of the merger last year, BGHE had around 70,000 people, operations in more than 120 countries, four product companies—Oilfield Services, Oilfield Equipment, Turbomachinery and Process Solutions, and Digital Solutions—and 24 product lines and segments.The company has dual headquarters in Houston, TX and London, UK.Offshore Energy Today StaffRelated:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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CARPHA survey to help reduce impact of mosquito-borne diseases

first_img Share Share Tweet 14 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img HealthLifestyleNewsRegional CARPHA survey to help reduce impact of mosquito-borne diseases by: – August 8, 2018 Share (CMC) The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is to conduct a survey to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Caribbean people concerning mosquito-borne diseases.The survey, which is being funded by the European Union, will also be carried out in several Caribbean countries.The first survey, which begins on Thursday in Barbados, is being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness.A government statement issued there said that the findings will guide the development of programmes and interventions to reduce the impact of mosquito-borne diseases.The statement said that data collectors, wearing identification badges, will be visiting communities to ask a series of questions, and using their phones and mobile devices to fill out the questionnaires. Interviewees will remain anonymous and all information collected will be confidential.last_img read more

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30 Pinoys from virus-hit Wuhan now in PH

first_imgCapas, Tarlac mayor Reynaldo Catacutan,meanwhile, said the town welcomes the Filipinos who returned from Wuhan afterhe initially urged government to consider another quarantine site for therepatriates. “We Filipinos, always help eachother at wala pong makakapagpabago doon.Only wrong information can destroy a relationship as strong as what Filipinoshave,” he added. The repatriates – 29 Filipino adults andone infant – along with 10-member government repatriation team were aboardchartered Royal Air flight that landed around 7 a.m. at the Haribon Hangar ofthe Philippine Air Force in Clark, Pampanga. The repatriated Filipinos will beprovided with food, hygiene kits, other necessities, and will be given accessto cellphones, while a mental health team will assess the Filipinos’ mentalwellness on the third day of quarantine. “We were blindsided. And we owed itto our people na mag-explain sa kanila perowala kaming full information the very moment na lumabas po ito sa national news,” he further said. “Nagkaroon po ng spread of fear at fakenews. Una dahil hindi po kami nainform,at hindi namin nai-relay sa mga tao.” MANILA – A total of 30 Filipinos repatriatedfrom Wuhan, China arrived in the country on Sunday, marking the firstevacuation of Filipinos from the epicenter of the 2019 novel coronavirus acuterespiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD). Upon their arrival, the Filipinos weretransferred from the plane into their dedicated buses, and brought to theAthletes’ Village in New Clark City in Tarlac, which will be their home for the14-day quarantine period, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. “We in Capas, offer our home, oursympathy, and prayers for the health of our fellow Filipinos at sana pomagkaroon na ng permanenteng solusyon para sa nCoV,” Catacutan said in astatement. The chartered Royal Air flight carrying the 30 repatriates and the 10-member government repatriation team landed around 7 a.m. on Sunday at the Haribon hangar of the Philippine Air Force in Clark, Pampanga province, north of Manila. DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS The Department of Health has so farmonitored 267 patients suspected of carrying the new strain of coronavirus, ofwhom 230 were admitted to hospitals and 19 were discharged. There were three confirmed cases of 2019nCoV ARD in the country, all of them Chinese national from Wuhan, China. One ofthem died earlier this month at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila./PNlast_img read more

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Injuries caused after ATV accident

first_imgBath, IN — Sunday evening, Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Oxford Pike to the report of an ATV accident with injuries.Deputies determined that Trevor J. Rich, 23, of Oxford, Ohio, was traveling westbound on Oxford Pike when he lost control of his 1994 Honda EX300 ATV causing the vehicle to go off of the roadway, striking a utility pole.Rich was flown by Air Care medical helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati, for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. Deputies believe speed was a factor in the accident.last_img read more

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