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A Concerned ParentLos AlamosEditor’s note: Due to the sensitive nature of this letter, and its inclusion of a minor, the author requested their name be withheld.A few months ago, I was contacted by the Los Alamos Police Department to inform me that they were responding to an anonymous tip and wanted to check on the welfare of my teenage daughter. While I commend the police department for reaching out and asking about the situation prior to their arrival, I do have some concerns that are pertinent for both the community and the police department to understand.Following our conversation, two armed police officers arrived at my house, one of which was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Although the officers remained calm and composed, the introduction of weaponry into a wellness check on a teenage girl was alarming. During the phone conversation, I had informed the police that there were no weapons in the house, and that my daughter is easily agitated by aggressive behavior. In retrospect, I would have preferred that the police work with us to contact either the school guidance counselor or her personal counselor, both of which could have better assessed the situation, and neither of which would have arrived with guns or bullet-proof vests. In the future, I would like the police department to better integrate with families, caretakers, and local professionals to ensure that members of our community who suffer from disabilities and/or mental illness are not placed into uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situations. I do not know how my daughter would have responded if the police had arrived unannounced, or if her parents had not been present. However, I can be much more certain as to how my daughter would have responded if a plain clothes mental health professional, particularly one she is familiar with, had arrived instead of the police.
Source: General Welding SupplyInstallation at Stony Brook University Hospital, New YorkGeneral Welding Supply serves 23 hospitals in Long Island with all types of medical gases and equipment demands, playing a vital support role for those on the front line treating patients suffering from Covid-19, the disease coronavirus causes.“At the start of this pandemic we re-tooled many cylinders in preparation of the anticipated high demand. We have been supplying these cylinders to our hospital customers 24/7 since March 13,” Ralph Cohan, Vice-President of Sales/Operations, told gasworld.“At the same time we were upgrading cylinders, we began a re-evaluation of many hospitals bulk systems and the vaporisation capacities, only to find these to be sub-standard under the anticipated heavy demands of high ventilator numbers with extremely high gas flows. We upgraded where the interests were strong and consulted on proper de-icing methods where requested.”As for the increased demand in medical oxygen, Cohan said, “We are running at 20 times our normal demand for cylinder gas and 10 times our liquid demands.”General Welding Supply, which has headquarters in Westbury, New York, recently worked with cryogenic equipment manufacturing giant Chart Industries to help Stony Brook University Hospital in New York with emergency medical oxygen back-up systems. These upgrades will ensure that the hospital has a steady uninterrupted of oxygen and increase their capacity to handle more ventilators.New York City and New Jersey have been hit hard, with 18,653 deaths as of April 21 in New York and 4,520 in New Jersey due to Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. It is a dangerous, frightening environment and a harrowing reality for workers to be moving about in.Companies like AWISCO have played their part in keeping the supply chain going. AWISCO has four New York locations – Brooklyn, Bronx, Maspeth, West Babylon – and three in New Jersey and another in Connecticut.“We have been ramping up our supplies for the mechanical contractors that are expanding the capacities at our local hospitals,” Lloyd Robinson, AWISCO President, told gasworld.“AWISCO is heavily dependent on the New York metro construction market. As of now most jobsites are working though at reduced capacity.”Robinson reported AWISCO, which has a fleet of 20 plus delivery vehicles, had not been affected by absenteeism, and did not expect any shortage in oxygen amid the outbreak. Source: Air ProductsA portable medical oxygen supply system at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New YorkAllentown, Pennsylvania-based Acme Cryogenics installed a significant portable medical oxygen supply system for Air Products that helped transform the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center into a temporary hospital in Queens, New York City in April. An Air Products 9,000-gallon medical oxygen tank as well as a 3000-gallon reserve tank and vaporisers that gasify the liquid oxygen were installed. The installation had some difficulties because of the limited overhead access in the tennis park.“We have focused our manufacturing priority to medical oxygen related products, specifically, medical gas manifolds, medical gas vaporisers and converting portable supply systems for medical oxygen service,” Dave Fritz, President and CEO at Acme, told gasworld.“Our field service teams have been very active supporting the industrial gas majors for the many temporary medical facilities popping up in the northeast, particularly the NYC area, including tank installs, complete supply system installs and ambient vaporiser de-icing work at a great many hospitals that have significant medical oxygen demands. The Field Service Team has been supporting most of the industrial gas majors with these efforts, and we are working seven-days-a-week installing tanks, oxygen supply systems and de-icing vaporisers.“I’m really proud of the entire Acme team in supporting the broader medical community’s needs in dealing with the Covid crisis. We’ll get through this and be well positioned to help our customers in restarting the American economy.”The full article will appear in the May issue of gasworld US.
There has been some positive development with regard to returning stability in the Central African Republic. The African Union has readmitted the country to the group, ending a three-year suspension following the coup staged in March 2013.Members of the Seleka rebel coalition roamed the capital of the Central Africa Republic, Bangui, and ousted President Francois Bozizé. This earned the country the wrath of the African Union (AU) which slapped a suspension on the country from its membership.The AU condemned what it termed as the unconstitutional change of government and asked the rebel leader Mitchel Djotodia to immediately return power to civilian administration.Three years later and after the successful completion of the transition process and the restoration of normal constitutional order, the AU peace and security council has welcomed the Central African Republic back on board. The Council further decided to lift all other measures that had been taken to ensure that the CAR stakeholders work irreversibly towards the restoration of normal constitutional order in the country.
Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Thirteen DSC students awarded BBTrust scholarships by: – October 22, 2013 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 232 Views one comment Share Geron Sharplis, who will be prusuing studies in Agriculture, receiving the scholarship from Mrs Vernice BellonyThirteen (13) students pursuing associate degrees at the Dominica State College are now in a better position to do so after they were awarded scholarships on Tuesday. The scholarships were made possible through the BBTrust Inc., a nonprofit company established by Madame Nicole Buchet and Monsieur Thiery Boyer from the French territory aimed at assisting needy students.Each student will receive one thousand eight hundred dollars ($1800.00) per year which covers tuition, transportation and books. The total value of the scholarships amounts to over forty three thousand ($43000.00) dollars. Eleven of the scholarships are for two-year duration while the others are for one year.Four of the scholarships are for studies in Agriculture, four in Tourism and Hospitality, two in Environmental Health, two in French and one in Natural Resource. They are Rosette Germain and Shayne Bruney-Environmental Health; Rachel Thomas ,Ranita Laudatand Chris Jolly-Tourism; Melissa Coipel-Agriculture, Hannah Lee-Hospitality and Tourism; Geron Sharplis and Dwiyte Senhouse-Agriculture; Dunstan Joseph-French; Daren Delsol-Geography and Natural resource; Shayne Bruney, Sagesse Charles-French and Economics and Rubina John Agriculture. Treasurer of the BBTrust Felix Wilson cautioned the students to work hard to achieve an average of at least 2.5 in other to keep the scholarship. “Make sure that you main a grade point average of 2.5 throughout your stay at the state college, you have to work hard and let me just say to you failure to do so, the scholarship will be taken away from you and we don’t want to have to do that,” he said. Mr Wilson also encouraged the scholars to put the money into good use.“We pay your tuition fees … directly to the State college and the money for your transportation don’t use the monies to buy cell phones and other things,” he said. One of the recipients of the scholarship, Chris Jolly called on the business community to support the BBTrust by making a financial contribution to assist needy students to attend college. Meanwhile, President of the Dominica State College Dr. Donald Peters told the students that they should not be ashamed to receive financial assistance to attend school.“Today in the 21st century all students cannot afford to pay for high education but yet we need it and then we count on the private sector and the public sector to help students get financial aid”. Dr Peters stated further that the subjects selected by the BBTrust to fund are encouraging and that it will bear fruits for the students. “These things are important, in today’s world economy everyone wants to be a lawyer or a doctor but where are the agriculturist, the environmental science, the French translators and most of all the tourist and hospitality”.He noted that with these degrees the students will gain employment “anywhere in the world”.[nggallery id = 375]Dominica Vibes News
Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 2451 Views 3 comments BusinessLocalNews Secret Bay is ‘World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016’ by: – November 17, 2016 Gregor Nassief (left) is photographed with Brian Froelich, Chairman and Owner of JDB Fine Hotels & ResortsPress releasePortsmouth, Dominica (November 16, 2016) – Secret Bay, an exclusive eco-luxury boutique resort located on the pristine, unadulterated island of Dominica, has been awarded the “World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016” by the World Boutique Hotel Awards. The eight-villa hideaway was honored as being capable of transporting guests into “a novel world through the history of the location, its culture and its own stylistic flair.” The awards were announced on November 9, 2016 at a gala dinner held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London. Attendees included boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and influencers from around the world. “As a relatively new, small and remote property, it’s a humbling honor to be awarded the ‘World’s Best Boutique Hotel’ and to be in such impressive company,” said Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay. “This distinction is shared with the exceptional and dedicated Secret Bay staff, the property’s conceptual architect, Fruto Vivas, our amazing 3,000+ guests who have welcomed us into their lives over the past five years, and my wife, Sandra, whose unending support made a world of difference.”The World Boutique Hotel Awards are based on elements of design and concept, dining, facilities, location and service, as well as the overall experience and emotional journey produced by the property. The 2016 World’s Best Category Winners are listed below. World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016 – Secret Bay, DominicaWorld’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel – El Nido, Pangulasian Island, PhilippinesWorld’s Best City Hotel – 11 Mirrors, Kiev, UkraineWorld’s Best Classic Hotel – Hotel Heritage, Bruges, BelgiumWorld’s Best Culinary Hotel – Vila Joya, Algarve, PortugalWorld’s Most Inspired Design Hotel – Kau Manor, EstoniaWorld’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway – Punta Tragara, Capri, ItalyWorld’s Best New Hotel Hotel – Gotham, Manchester, United KingdomWorld’s Best Relaxation Retreat – The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Bali, IndonesiaWorld’s Most Romantic Hotel – Aenaon Villas, Santorini, GreeceWorld’s Most Sustainable Hotel – Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, ItalyWorld’s Best Wellness Spa – Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, ItalyWorld’s Best Private Villa – Over Yonder Cay, The BahamasSecret Bay features eight secluded and sustainable villas and bungalows that are nestled in nature and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Offering a wealth of unique experiences, completely personalised fine dining, architectural treehouse-style villas — including two new additions — and night and day access to remote beaches, Secret Bay provides guests the ultimate five-star hideaway experience. Secret Bay has received more than 30 accolades since opening, including being selected as a recipient of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Condé Nast Johansens’ Best Green Hotel 2016 in the Caribbean & Pacific, TripAdvisor’s 3rd Best Small Hotel in the Caribbean, and featured as part of Caribbean Journal’s Coolest Hotels for 2016 this year. Share Share
Qorvo has received a four-year contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and implement a physics-based, unified GaN modeling framework to accelerate the design of GaN devices. GaN’s superior power density and ability to deliver higher output power and efficiency – including at millimeter wave frequencies – make it the semiconductor technology of choice for radar, electronic warfare and communication systems for defense and commercial applications.Qorvo is a leading supplier of GaN devices to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and will lead a group of industry and university organizations to create a single tool that unifies physics modeling and device modeling to provide powerful predictive capabilities. The tool will allow circuit designers to make performance and reliability trade-offs at the design stage, which is not currently possible. This new capability will significantly reduce the number of design-build-test iterations, enhance reliability, and achieve reductions in cost and delivery times for capabilities critical to the Air Force, DoD and commercial industries.As the prime contractor on the Engineering Predictable Behavior into GaN Devices Foundational Engineering Problem (FEP) contract, Qorvo will head a team that includes Modelithics Inc., the University of Padua, NI AWR, HRL and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Delivery of the final, unified modeling framework is expected sometime in 2022.
“We’ve gotten better each year at regionals,” Clarke said. “So we are moving in the right direction and learning. The unfortunate thing is we are in the hardest region to get out of. You have to play really good at the right time. You need to put yourself in position to allow for a bad day and we just didn’t have that this week.” Print Friendly Version Nova Southeastern saw teammates Jamie Freedman and Aldana Foigel finishing the championship with the two lowest 54-hole scores at 218. Freedman claimed her first collegiate victory with a par on the second playoff hole. Unfortunately, the seven-shot margin the eighth-ranked UWF team faced entering Wednesday was too large of a mountain to climb. The Argonauts shot 309 and finished in fourth overall at 911 – nine shots out of third. The three teams that qualified for the NCAA Championship were No. 5 Nova Southeastern (894), No. 1 Rollins (898) and No. 7 Saint Leo (902). Vaccaro’s advancement marks the third time a UWF player has qualified for NCAAs and the second in Clarke’s four years leading the Argonauts. Vaccaro, who used a career-best round of 67 on Tuesday to move into second place, did what she had to do and played steady golf on a day that low scores were at a premium on the 6,036-yard Marcus Pointe Golf Club tract. None of the 66 players broke par in the final round and just six sub-par rounds were recorded over the three days. “She played really good and this doesn’t surprise me,” UWF head coach Bryne Clarke said. “She put herself in a good position after yesterday. She struggled a bit today but the good thing was she had a big enough cushion to have a day like that and get through.” The NCAA Championship will be held May 18-21, at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, Colorado. The finals will be hosted by Metro State as part of the NCAA Division II Spring Sports Festival. Junior Lauren Lamm shot a 79 for a 230 as she tied for 17th in the event – her highest finish in two appearances at the regional. Freshman Johanna Nevalainen concluded her first-ever super regional tied for 29th at 233 following a second-consecutive 78, while senior Daisy-May Kenny tied for 61st at 249. COMPLETE RESULTSPENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF sophomore Paloma Vaccaro shot a final-round 76 for a 220 total at the NCAA Women’s Golf Super Region 2 Championship Wednesday, putting her into a qualifying position for the NCAA Championship later this month. Senior Elin Olsson shot her third-consecutive 76 to close her career with a 228 total. She tied for 14th overall to record the highest regional finish of her career. The Asuncion, Paraguay native tied for third and earned the spot in the national tournament as was one of the three highest individual finishers among non-advancing teams.
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Under JAFA plans, Todoroki Stadium and Kawasaki Stadium, both in Kawasaki, have been picked as game venues for the four-country tournament scheduled to be held in June-July 2007.Europe, Asia-Oceania, North America and South America will each send one team to join host Japan in the event.JAFA officials said the United States, which did not take part in the previous two World Cups, may play in 2007. Japan won both of the World Cups held so far — in Italy in 1999 and in Germany in 2003. Japan has been named the host of the 2007 American Football World Cup, the Japan American Football Association said Tuesday.The International Federation of American Football has finalized the decision to hold the third World Cup in Japan, the only bidder for the quadrennial tournament, JAFA officials said. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Amazon Shares: with Only £250 You Can Get a Monthly Fixed Income x Final Photos Taken Just Seconds Before Tragedy Struck x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Jackie Kennedy Was a Style Icon – but Her Shoes Revealed What We Long Suspected x Mom Has No Idea Why Vacation Photo Went Viral, then She Looks in the Background x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Kieran Tierney says he is happy at Celtic despite reports linking him with Chelsea.It has been claimed that Chelsea are keen on the 19-year-old full-back, who has made three appearances for Scotland. Tierney told Sky Sports: “It’s just a story and I’m just concentrating on Celtic and my next training day.”AdChoices广告Tierney has impressed since returning to action after missing three months of the season because of injury.A number of English clubs are said to have been monitoring his progress. “It’s flattering. I don’t bother about it too much,” he said. “I’ve got my pals texting me about it and stuff like that, but I think it would be more in your head if you weren’t happy at a club, but I’m really at Celtic.” Embed from Getty Images