Military Family Caregiving

first_imgHowever, in the line of duty these men and women’s heroism are put to the test. Their valor comes at the price of death, and for those few that are able to live to see another day, these individuals struggle with effects from a lifetime of war.Those heroes who live to see another day face a great challenge, a challenge so difficult it could make the wounded warrior seem as if they were back on the “front line.”What is this challenge? It is the “will to live;” to battle the scars from war.Yet during this new challenge wounded warriors has a different unit watching their backs…it is their families and those who support them.We often remember our fallen service members and veterans, what we often forget, are their caregivers.Cooperative Extension–Supporting our military family caregiversWhen a new initiative is introduced in the caring of Soldier and Families, Extension staff, working together with their military partners, meet the challenge to provide quality programs, activities and resources to assist the Soldier and Family in whatever they require.With an array of online resources for caregivers, it can be difficult at times to find resources at is relates to military caregiving and military medical conditions.With the help of Cooperative Extension, our Military-Extension partnership in particular, we are able to bring some of those resources to one location.Our military family caregiving initiative first began when Texas AgriLife Extension Service was charged with the task of providing educational programs, online resources and caregiving skills through the use of Military Families Learning Network for military caregivers.The materials for military family caregiving focus on loved ones (spouse, mom, dad, brother, sister, friend, partner, etc.) caring for a very seriously injured (VSI) or seriously injured (SI) service members.The medical conditions we are currently working on pertain to wounded warriors with post-traumatic stress disorder, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, severe burns, loss of limb, and loss of vision.Each topical article will offer a brief overview of the topic, what the military caregiver can expect from the condition of his/her wounded warrior, tips to reduce the caregiver burden, and resources to find more information.Continue to check back to this blog, Facebook, Twitter, and the Military Families Learning Network page for the latest Military Caregiving articles and resources. Photo provided by the Fort Hood SentinelMany believe our heroes are those fighting on the front line for a country that long stands to prosper and in turn adhere to our tradition of the “Land of the free, and home of the brave.”last_img read more

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PBL: Shubhankar Dey shines on debut but PV Sindhu’s Chennai Smashers beat Bengaluru Blasters

first_imgIt is stories like Shubhankar Dey that make having a league like the Premier Badminton League (PBL) worthwhile.Shubhankar Dey took the court for Bengaluru Blasters at PBL for the very first time and pulled off a huge upset over Chennai Smashers ‘ Brice Leverdez 15-12, 15-12.Shubhankar has a few titles to his name on the international circuit, more on Challenger levels, but people had not really seen him in action.So when he turned up on court against France’s Leverdez instead of Bengaluru’s regular Chong Wei Fang, it was a surprise.However, as the match progressed, people could only marvel at his court coverage, athleticism and patient display.Despite throwing a couple of smashes at Leverdez, it was evident that Shubhankar was more of a rally player. On that front, Leverdez and Shubhankar were very similar players but the Indian clearly trumped the French.A memorable debut and an equally memorable celebration by Subhankar Dey who played an enthralling match against Brice Leverdez! �???#CHEvBLR #VodafonePBL #SmashTheHouseDown PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) January 8, 2018Shubhankar charged at Leverdez from the first point itself and it was his accurate drop shots that took the Chennai player by surprise.Shubhankar raced to a big lead and even though Leverdez pulled off a brilliant comeback, the Indian kept his nerves in place and even outwitted Leverdez for a few points.The second game was far closer and Leverdez was over the surprise element. But Shubhankar began the game with a bullet smash and keeping his game up, went into the break with an 8-5.advertisementLeverdez kept close, kept trying to bridge the gap but his shots hit the net and Shubhankar was just a little bit better on the day.ALSO WATCHJust like India noticed a jewel like Satwiksairaj Rankireddy at the last season of the PBL, Shubhakar Dey may get his share of glory this season.With Shubhankar win, Bengaluru close down 3-1, even though they had already lost the tie.Chennai started on a brillaint note by beating Bengaluru Trump match, the men’s doubles with Lee Yang and B Sumeeth Reddy emerging victorious 8-15, 15-14, 15-13 over Kim Sa Rang and Mathias Boe.Chennai continued their surge in the women’s singles as well where PV Sindhu proved just too good for Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour. In what was a comfortable victory, Sindhu beat Gilmour 15-9, 15-14 to win the tie for Chennai 3-(1).But Chennai, who were reeling at the bottom of the league table before the match, needed more points and that is exactly what Bengaluru did not let them do.World No.1 and captain of the Bengaluru outfit Viktor Axelsen began his team’s fightback by winning a close men’s singles against Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk.Tanongsak, who had snapped HS Prannoy’s winning streak a few days ago, stretched Axelsen to three games but the Dane eventually won, 15-11, 6-15, 15-9 to get Bengaluru back to number zero. Post Axelsen’s win, Shubhankar’s win gave Bengaluru even more boost.In the final match of the night, the mixed doubles, Kim Sa Rang and Sikki Reddy combined to outplay PV Sindhu and Chris Adcock 15-14, 15-11 to help Bengaluru pick up two points from the tie.With three points in their bag, Chennai rose to fifth place in the table with 12 points from 25 matches. However, having played all their ties, Chennai depend on Ahmedabad Smash Masters’ drubbing to make it to the semi-finals.On the other hand, Bengaluru displaced Hyderabad Hunters on the top of the table with 15 points from 20 matches.last_img read more

TransCanada to restart Keystone pipeline Nov 28 following leak repairs

first_imgCALGARY – TransCanada Corp (TSX:TRP) says it plans to restart operations on its Keystone pipeline on Nov. 28 after making repairs to a leak that spilled about 795,000 litres of crude oil in South Dakota.The company says U.S. regulators have cleared its restart plans, which include restarting the pipeline at a reduced pressure before gradually increasing the volume of crude oil in the system.TransCanada says that as of Nov. 24, it had recovered about 168,000 litres of crude oil from the spill in a farmer’s field, and that there are no indications of the spill affecting water sources.The spill on Nov. 16 forced the company to shut the section of the Keystone pipeline system between Hardisty, Alta., and Cushing Okla. and a spur line to Patoka, Ill., while a southern section extending to the Gulf Coast remained in operation.The leak increased scrutiny of the company’s pipeline operations just days before Nebraska regulators voted on whether to allow the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline project to run through the state.Regulators gave the go-ahead for the project on Nov. 20, but approved an alternative route to the one preferred by TransCanada.last_img read more

Drug company Actelion to pay 360M in kickback probe

first_imgBOSTON — A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $360 million to resolve allegations that it used a charitable foundation to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients.The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston announced the settlement Thursday with Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Inc., which was acquired last year by health care giant Johnson & Johnson.Federal prosecutors say South San Francisco-based Actelion illegally used a purportedly independent charity to cover the co-payments of thousands of Medicare patients taking its pulmonary arterial high blood pressure drugs.Prosecutors say that helped the company convince patients to buy its drugs when the prices it set would have otherwise prevented them from doing so. The U.S. attorney’s office says that violated the anti-kickback law.A message was left with Actelion on Thursday seeking comment.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Former Fort St John resident ordered to be deported over Facebook posts

first_imgThe board says in its written decision that Hamdan made himself out to be a cheerleader for the Islamic State in many of his 85 Facebook posts as he glorified and encouraged lone wolf attacks in Canada, the United States and other western countries.The decision says Hamdan cast his activity on Facebook as an alternative news source, providing his followers with another view of events in the Middle East as he relayed the message of a terrorist organization.Hamdan was arrested in 2015 at his home in Fort St. John, where he moved years after studying electrical engineering in the United States. VANCOUVER, B.C. – A British Columbia man has been deemed inadmissible to Canada for being a security risk based on his Facebook posts promoting terrorism in support of the Islamic State group.Othman Hamdan is a Jordanian national who was acquitted of terrorism-related charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September 2017, but immigration authorities arrested him and determined at multiple detention reviews that he poses a danger to the public.Now, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has decided Hamdan should be deported.last_img read more

Danny Murphy says Fulham can play with freedom in Championship playoff

first_imgThe victors of the annual showpiece at Wembley could be £280million richer and it’s the most lucrative prize in world football.The game goes live 5pm today and Murphy, who has played 169 games for Fulham, thinks their opponents are more desperate for promotion to the Premier League according to talkSPORT.“I think Villa need it more.“There’s more pressure on Villa because of the outlay that they’ve put out and the wages they’re paying.“Fulham can go into this with a little more freedom – the club’s not going to be in financial trouble if they don’t go up.”The Whites finished third in the Championship after stringing together 23 games without defeat. They overcame Derby in the semi-final, coming from 1-0 down in the first leg to win 2-1 on aggregate.Murphy added: “I think Fulham, playing the way they do, are going to be difficult to stop.Liverpool told to pick ‘fantastic’ Dembele over Coutinho Andrew Smyth – July 18, 2019 Ousmane Dembele would be a better signing for Liverpool rather than his Barcelona team-mate Philippe Coutinho, says Danny Murphy.“Especially now they’ve got over that tricky 1-0 with Derby. To come back from that, being a goal down, I think that’s the hardest bit.“Now they can just go and enjoy it.”Villa, who beat Middlesbrough 1-0 over two legs in their semi-final, carry a lot more experience into the big game with the likes of John Terry and Glen Whelan in the squad.The former Fulham man also suggested the large Wembley pitch may suit the Whites, but the contrast between youth and experience will be intriguing even though the pre-game talk has centred on Fulham’s teenage-sensation Ryan Sessegnon, Murphy believes Steve Bruce should focus his attention on another talent.“When Tom Cairney’s at it, Fulham really are creative and a good side to watch.“He’s the one for Villa that I think they need to stop.“But Villa have got talent of their own. It’s going to be a good game” he continued.last_img read more

Zaha can become Crystal Palace icon – Hodgson

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes Wilfried Zaha can become an important icon of the club.Hodgson believes Zaha can emulate the cult-hero status of players like Matt Le Tissier at Southampton and Ryan Giggs at Manchester United.The former England head coach believes there’s more to football achievements than winning trophies citing Le Tissier as the prime example.Zaha recently ended speculation surrounding his club future by putting pen to paper on a new five-year deal to remain with his boyhood club until 2023.Asked if Zaha has the credentials to become Palace’s answer to the ex-Saints star, Hodgson said: “I have an enormous respect for Matt Le Tissier.” According to Daily Mail.“That would have been a career I’d have been unbelievably proud of, to have a career at one club and to be as much of an icon and to be as well-loved and as well respected at that club as he is, and furthermore to have the respect of everyone in football.”Wilfried Zaha, Crystal PalaceHodgson praises “mature” response from Wilfried Zaha Manuel R. Medina – September 12, 2019 Crystal Palace and player Wilfried Zaha wanted to part ways this summer, but in the end, the footballer was not sold but his response was very mature.“I don’t know anyone in football who has ever said anything other than that Matt Le Tissier was a fantastic player, fantastic person, and a fantastic club servant.”“That is not such a bad thing to have people say about you when your career is over. I would have been very happy with that.”Hodgson also believes Zaha can meet all his career goals at Palace.Speaking ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool at Selhurst Park, the former England boss said:“I hope so. The fact is that there was a time when being at a club for a long time and serving that club very well and helping that club to do very well was enough for people.”last_img read more

Lenglet Dembele is not restless at Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona defender Clement Lenglet insists fellow Frenchman Ousmane Dembele remains fully committed to the clubThe Catalan giants signed Dembele in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund for a staggering €105m deal following a stunning season in the Bundesliga.However, life in Catalonia has not gone smoothly for Dembele with injury problems and a lack of opportunities spoiling his debut campaign.And things don’t appear to be improving for Dembele after failing to make manager Ernesto Valverde’s squad last Sunday, which saw Barcelona suffer a shock 4-3 home defeat to Real Betis.Valverde’s decision to omit Dembele came after his absence in a training session last week.The 21-year-old has only started two of his last five matches for Barcelona now, but Lenglet is certain there are no problems at Camp Nou.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“If Dembele looked serious in the stands I think that is understandable,” Lenglet told Goal on Dembele’s behaviour.“We were losing and if he started to laugh people would not understand that either.“I don’t think there is any problem with him, he was ill, he couldn’t make training and the coach chose another player.“These are things that happen at every club and we all have to pull in the same direction to reach our goals.”Barcelona will return to action on November 24 in a La Liga game away to third-place Atletico Madrid.last_img read more

Graceway IGA Responds to Protests

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nutrition in Demand benefits from coins at IGA Supermarket Related Items:Graceway IGA, ken burns, protest Recommended for you Four finalists named to WIN THAT CAR at Smart Grocery store TODAY West end residents protest Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – Graceway IGA responding to the protest: by acknowledging the protest and saying it is not unusual to have grievances with former employees. Manager Ken Burns said and I quote: We take pride in our staff and make every effort to maintain the quality of our workforce which we do through careful recruitment and training. We also have an excellent record of retention and effective internal processes to deal with HR issues.” IGA concludes with a commitment to meet any labour authorities on the matter.last_img read more

FOLIO Show Preview Turning SEO into Business Intelligence and Revenue

first_imgSW: HTML5 has several SEO advantages for publishers and businesses targeting specific geographic locations. We’ve taken 350 facilities and added HTML ‘address tags’ and seen significant improvements in ranking within Google Places and Bing Local. The newer code also impacts load time thereby reducing the number of users who return to Google’s search results if a page happens to take too long to load.FOLIO: Can you provide some insight into how a publisher should be initially approaching SEO? What should they be doing behind the scenes?SW: When starting an SEO campaign, mapping out a 6 to 12-month strategy, selecting relationship-tracking software, and assigning roles to the four disciplines of search marketing are critical. However, researching the top industry destinations, publications, and even local and national news opportunities will have the best long term value to an advanced SEO strategy. The disciplines required to see the most impact fastest are paid search (or PPC), on-page technical resource, on-page creative resource (content), and relationship building (social and public relations). The magic behind the scenes will always and forever be the relationships and news pitching. Turning SEO into business intelligence and revenue is a key facet of the media industry that publishers need to fully explore. To provide better insight into this area the 2011 FOLIO: Show, which takes place November 1-3 in New York City at the Marriott Marquis, will host an hour long session with two industry professionals on the topic of SEO. Steve Wiideman, a search engine marketing strategist at Pemble SEO, will be travelling from California to shed some light on the latest SEO trends for digital brands in a session called “Turning SEO into Business Intelligence and Revenue.” Here, FOLIO: checks in with Wiideman to see what we can expect.FOLIO: What are the trends you’re seeing in SEO for attracting a wider audience to digital brands?Steve Wiideman [SW]: The trend we’re seeing in search marketing is a push for greater authenticity. Users are smart enough now to know when you’re trying to push content for sales versus creating content that satisfies an interest or desire. The days of the keyword-rich article to increase search ranking and sales are over. The dawn of “I’ve been listening to you and have some very helpful feedback” has arrived. With thousands of destinations to reach individuals within a demographic automatically or through syndication has also made sharing content much more scalable. For example, a destination such as Mashable can publish content that reaches beyond and extends to relevant social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others. FOLIO: Hearst announced this week that all of their sites will be converted to HTML5. How does this strategy work for SEO?last_img read more

VIDEO Selectman Candidate Rob Fasulo Discusses His Campaign With WCTV

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Town Moderator Rob Peterson recently interviewed Wilmington Selectman candidate Rob Fasulo as part of WCTV’s 2019 Candidate Conversations series.Learn about Fasulo’s background in town, his qualifications, why he’s running, what he would bring to the board, and what he feels are the most important issues currently confronting Wilmington.Fasulo is vying for one of the two 3-year seats on the Board of Selectmen at the April 27 Town Election. Fasulo, Suzanne Sullivan, Mark Maselli, and Daniel Murphy are challenging incumbents Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira.Watch the 6-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Selectman Kevin Caira Discusses His Re-Election Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”VIDEO: Selectman Greg Bendel Discusses His Re-Election Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”VIDEO: Selectwoman Candidate Suzanne Sullivan Discusses Her Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”last_img read more

Jet Airways delays interest payments grounds more planes

first_imgIn July 2017, Jet Airways had asked its junior pilots, who joined the brand in 2016, to take a 30 percent pay cut or leaveReuters file [Representational Image]Jet Airways Ltd said on Monday it has grounded four more planes and would delay paying interest on maturing debt in a fresh sign of deepening liquidity crisis engulfing the Indian carrier saddled with over $1 billion debt.India’s second-largest carrier has delayed payments to its pilots, suppliers and lessors for months and defaulted on loans, as it battles intensifying competition, a weak rupee and rising fuel costs.The airline said it will delay paying interest to its debenture holder, due March 19, owing to financial constraints.Jet did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment on payment-related details.Meanwhile, the airline grounded four more aircraft on Monday, taking the number of planes tied down to 41, or more than a third of its entire fleet.Founder and chairman Naresh Goyal, who transformed Jet into India’s biggest full-service carrier from its humble start 25 years ago, has said it is charting out a bailout plan, led by state-run banks and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways.An official with State Bank of India (SBI), Jet’s largest creditor, said on Friday that a consortium of lenders should reach a final resolution plan to rescue the embattled airline in one week.Shares in Jet, which fell 15 per cent so far this year, were up 0.15 per cent, as of 0728 GMT.last_img read more

Watch Old lady imitates Jasprit Bumrahs action in her house

first_imgBumrah has been India’s best bowler over the last couple of yearsRobert Cianflone/Getty ImagesIf Virat Kohli is India’s biggest batting star, Jasprit Bumrah is his counterpart in the bowling department. The 25-year old cricketer has been achieving success after success at the international level and has performed brilliantly across all the formats of the game.As an ODI and T20 bowler, Bumrah was already leading the Indian pace attack by mid-2017 but after he made his Test debut in 2018, the Gujarati boy has become India’s most dependable bowler in that format also. Needless to say, he has earned a legion of fans.What makes Bumrah a most unique cricketer is the fact that he has gained these heights of success in cricket despite having one of the most awkward actions for a fast bowler. Traditionally, the pacers have been expected to have as smooth an action as possible and deliver the ball using their entire body in a rhythmic sequence of movements.Just like the rest of us, the mothership was so impressed with Bumrah’s performance in the world cup, that she decided to mimic his run-up. ???— Shanta Sakkubai (@himsini) July 13, 2019But the bowler from Ahmedabad has a short, stuttering run-up where he gains momentum only in the last few strides and doesn’t seem to use his non-bowling arm much. India captain Virat Kohli also decided to try his hand at this action during a practice session of the Indian team. The skipper also imitated the right-arm pacer’s style of celebrating a wicket.But now, another fan of Bumrah has tried to copy his unique action. But this fan is special. She is not a young, aspiring cricketer but an old lady. Mumbai Indians retweeted a video posted by a Twitter account named Shantha Sakkubhai, apparently belonging to a lady in Chennai. An old women can be seen holding what looks like a mini football in her hands and mimicking the action of Bumrah inside her house. Judging by the caption, the lady might be the mother of the person whose account it is.While the senior lady doesn’t do the imitation fully but still, one has to admire her enthusiasm and passion. Bumrah has many fans but few would be as special as this one.last_img read more

Is this mystery girl Shah Rukh Khans son Aryans girlfriend Candid pictures

first_imgIs this Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan’s girlfriend?InstagramAt a time when reports claimed that Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan is dating a London-based blogger, a candid picture of the star kid with a foreign girl went viral on social media.One photo of Aryan holding the mystery girl, apparently at a pub, is now everywhere on the internet. The first picture shows the two smiling, while holding each other close. The second image again shows them posing together for camera in a candid position.As soon as the pictures went viral, people started thinking that it is Aryan’s girlfriend. The reports of SRK’s son dating a London-based blogger further made many believe that this mystery girl is the same blogger. However, there is no confirmation if he is actually dating someone. Is this Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan’s girlfriend?InstagramMeanwhile, another rumour has been doing the rounds that Aryan is in a relationship with none other than Chunky Panday’s daughter Ananya Panday. Ananya, who is close friend of Suhana Khan, has been a childhood friend of Aryan as well.This proximity since childhood has reportedly brought them close. Nonetheless, none of these rumours are confirmed. Looks like the star kids are grabbing quite an attention with their personal lives.Meanwhile, Aryan recently made his official entry into the world of entertainment by giving his voice to Simba’s character in the film The Lion King. He received much accolades for his voice-over, and at the same time many expressed astonishment at the striking resemblance between his and Shah Rukh’s voice.last_img read more

Transport strike for showing muscle power of ministers organisation

first_imgTransport strike for showing muscle power of minister’s organisation!Transport workers have enforced the countrywide 48-hour transport strike demanding amendment to the recently passed Road Transport Act despite knowing that it is not possible to amend the act now, according to associations of transport owners and workers.“The aim of this strike is to merely show muscle power of the minister’s organisaiton. There is no scope to amend the act now as the session of the current parliament is to be ended today, Monday,” said a transport leader seeking anonymity.Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader at a function on Sunday told newsmen that there is no scope to amend the act now.Speaking to Prothom Alo, former adviser to a caretaker government Sultana Kamal said such movement is not acceptable. “You cannot demand people responsible for road accidents cannot be brought to book,” she observed.Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation (BRTWF) began the 48-hour strike at 6:00am on Sunday, causing immense suffering to the commuters in the city as well as elsewhere in the country.Following students’ movement for safe raod, the associations of transport workers were cornered and were unable to oppose the transport act, sources at the ministry and transport associations said.Transport leaders said the muscle power of the leaders and associations may seem vulnerable to the general workers and owners if they do not show their strength now.Steps are not taken to call off strike through discussions to end public sufferings, ministry officials and transport leaders said adding, as per the government wishes, the owners and workers plyed their vehicles braving risks during the opposition’s violent movement in 2014-2015.The source said the transport workers normally enforce strike for an indefinite time, this time their programme is for only two days. As a result the government has accepted the programme, according to officials and transport leaders.“The transport workers have enforced the strike and the owners have nothing to do,” Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association president Mashiur Rahman Ranga told Prothom Alo.Mashiur, also state minister for local government, rural development and co-operatives, admits that opinions from the workers and owners were taken before the passage of the act.As the representative of the workers, shipping minister Shajahan Khan, who is the executive president of BRTWF, also engaged in all procedures of preparing the draft of the act.Despite, his organisation BRTWF enforced the strike causing suffering to the people, demanding the amendment of the act.The demands include making all the offences by road accident ‘bailable’, cancellation of the provision of fining Tk 500,000 for involvement in a road accident, keeping a representative from their federation in any probe body formed for road accident, fixing minimum educational qualification for getting driving license to class-V, and stopping police harassment on roads.Workers federation general secretary Usman Ali said their oppinions were taken before passage of the act. “Half of our recommendations were complied while half were not,” he said.Usman said the next course of action would be taken after holding a meeting if the demands are not met.Two cabinet members — Shajahan Khan and Masihur Rahman Ranga, however, did not oppose the draft act when it was approved in the cabinet. They also did not give any statement against it when the bill was passed in the parliament.Following the students’ movement for safe road after the death of two students on 29 July, the draft act was approved in the cabinet on 6 August, and the bill was passed in the parliament on 19 September, with five-year jail term and Tk 500,000 fines for casualities in road accidents.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islamlast_img read more

WATCH HISD And Law Enforcement Chiefs Talk About School Safety in Houston

first_imgThe superintendent for Houston Independent School District said on Wednesday he’s working closely with local enforcement, especially Houston police and Harris County Sheriff’s Office to ensure safety in the wake of the Florida school shooting. HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza said he has asked all principals to review their emergency plans. He said some campuses will also practice safety drills, such as what to do if there’s a lock down or intruder.“Our emergency plans have been pretty robust, they include pretty much every scenario that you can think. We’re asking people to just go through and make sure they’re familiar with all the scenarios and start practicing a couple that haven’t been practiced before,” Carranza said.Carranza also told reporters that he encouraged students interested in joining plans for a national walk outs in protest of gun violence to stay in class, which he calls the safest place for them. But he also said he believes in the First Amendment and HISD students won’t be punished for participating.Harris County sheriff deputies and Houston police say they’ve seen an uptick in reports of school safety incidents, at least anecdotally. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters today (Wednesday) that his officers have responded to seven incidents since the Florida school shooting, including one this morning where a KIPP high school student threatened to shoot his school in Southwest Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says his deputies are working together with school district officers and city police to investigate any threats.“There’s heightened concern across all systems and everyone wants to work together to see how we can mitigate this, and of course parents want to know as well that the school districts and everyone is working together to keep the campuses safe,” Gonzalez said.Watch below: Sharelast_img read more

Researchers create Frankenstein malware made up of common gadgets

first_imgHigh-level architecture of Frankenstein. Image: Kevin W. Hamlen More information: Kevin W. Hamlen’s page: release (—In the ever ongoing struggle between good and evil, or in this case, the battle between those that create malware and those that seek to detect and destroy it, the good guys appear to have mimicked the bad by creating a computer virus that can evade detection by building itself from pieces of code that normally reside harmlessly on people’s computers. The result, the team of Vishwath Mohan and Kevin Hamlen of the University of Texas, say, is a cyber version of Frankenstein’s monster. © 2012 Citation: Researchers create ‘Frankenstein’ malware made up of common gadgets (2012, August 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Bitdefender researchers find evidence of viruses infecting worms creating new form of malware Explore further The research, which was partly funded by the US Air Force, was described to attendees at this year’s USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies. There the team said their aim in creating the malware was to see if it might be possible to create a virus that is made up of nothing but gadgets, snippets of code used by such commonly installed programs as Internet Explorer or Notepad. Theoretical research over the past several years suggested it could be done. The overall purpose of such a project would be to see if using the technique could result in the creation of a virus that could not be detected by conventional anti-virus programs. And it seems the answer is yes, though the malware the team created isn’t a virus in the technical sense because it doesn’t cause any harm, it’s merely a proof of concept. Their code resulted in the creation of new code made from gadgets that ran two harmless algorithms. But, of course, those algorithms could just as easily been very, very harmful. One of the more clever aspects of the code the team created was the part where the original kernel, the part that infects the computer, was itself modified and caused to look like part of a normal gadget, thus, leaving no trace of itself to be found. The point, of course, in creating new kinds of malware is to help people on the right side of the law stay one step ahead of those that hide in the dark toiling in earnest to conceive and construct ever more malevolent software that once unleashed might prey on others and do their bidding. Getting there first allows researchers time to build ways to circumvent such malware before the bad guys figure out how to do it themselves. In this case, some have suggested the best way to detect the new so-called undetectable malware is by creating security software that is able to detect objectionable behavior by code, rather than scanning it for identifying markers, which is how virtually all anti-virus software currently find infections on computer systems. 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.last_img read more

Society of Automotive Engineers adopts J1772 combo plug as standard for electric

first_img Citation: Society of Automotive Engineers adopts J1772 combo plug as standard for electric vehicles (2012, October 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Single-inlet electric vehicle charging to showcase in LA SAE J1772 plug. Credit: Michael Hicks/Wikipedia Explore further © 2012 Phys.orgcenter_img (—The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has voted to adopt the J1772 Revision B combo plug as the standard plug for use in electric and hybrid vehicles sold worldwide. The design allows for both AC and DC charging and its adoption means all car manufacturers except Tesla and several Japanese companies including Nissan and Mitsubishi, will begin using the new standard on all new vehicles. The acceptance of the new standard will be a first for North America and could provide the push needed for commercial and public groups to begin building charging stations. The standard allows for charging at home using either a 120 or 224 AC line – the first is what is normally found in home wall outlets; the second for dryers or ovens. But it will also allow for DC charging which is where the industry is headed as it allows for far faster charging times – minutes versus hours for AC. It’s the DC option that provides the basis for creating quick charging stations and perhaps the long anticipated widespread adoption of electric vehicles.The Japanese holdouts will continue to use the CHAdeMO standard, which is already widely supported in Japan and is based on quick charging using DC current. Tesla has created two of its own standards for each of its two models of vehicles and hasn’t yet responded to the news of the adoption of the new standard. Nissan on the other hand has released a statement expressing disappoint with the decision made by the group and with it an implied critique regarding the timing of the adoption, coming after so many vehicles on the road are already configured for using the CHAdeMO standard.For consumers the adoption will mean they will continue to be able to charge their vehicle at home, though they may have to purchase a charging station as well depending on which vehicle they buy. It will likely also mean future charging stations they visit will offer several plug options, meaning drivers will have to know which standard their car has so they will know which to use. 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.last_img read more

Experiments show Neolithic Thames beater could be used to kill a person

first_img The Thames Beater (top) and the replica club used for experimentation (bottom) with the blade, barrel and pommel labelled . Credit: Meaghan Dyer Some time ago, archaeologists pulled a wooden club from a waterlogged part of the north bank of the River Thames—after dating it back to approximately 3530-3340 B.C., they subsequently dubbed it the “Thames Beater” because it had clearly been used by one person to beat another person during the Neolithic period. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn more about the damage the weapon could cause.Because they did not have access to an original club (only one real one has been found), and because they could not bash actual humans, the team fashioned their own clubs modeled after the original Thames Beater. To replicate the human head, they used a model that had been designed for military ballistic testing. Skulls were made of polyurethane which were filled with gelatin and wrapped with a rubber skin. The researchers then enlisted the assistance of a 30-year-old male volunteer to serve as a combatant wielding a Thames beater. He bashed the head of the model as hard as if he were fighting for his life. Upon examining the results, the researchers found that the Thames beater was, indeed, a weapon that could be used to crack the skull of a human being and kill them.The researchers than compared the fractured fake skulls with real ones that had been dug up from Neolithic graveyards and found at least one that looked very similar, suggesting that the person who had done the damage was likely using a Thames beater. Taken together, the evidence suggests the club was more lethal than has been thought. It also creates a better picture of what Neolithic violence was like, the researchers add, noting that the club would likely have been used only in scenarios in which one person was very clearly bent on killing another. Journal information: Antiquity Explore further (—A team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh has found evidence that the “Thames Beater” was a weapon that could be used to kill another person—perhaps at times, with a single blow to the head. In their paper published in the journal Antiquity, the group describes experiments they conducted to learn more about the lethality of the weapon. Rare seahorses spotted in Thames Citation: Experiments show Neolithic Thames beater could be used to kill a person (2017, December 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The hand positions used to administer the two types of blow: left) the pommel strike; right) the double-handed strike. Arrows indicate direction of swing . Credit: Meaghan Dyer © 2017 More information: Meaghan Dyer et al. Understanding blunt force trauma and violence in Neolithic Europe: the first experiments using a skin-skull-brain model and the Thames Beater, Antiquity (2017). DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2017.189AbstractThe difficulty in identifying acts of intentional injury in the past has limited the extent to which archaeologists have been able to discuss the nature of interpersonal violence in prehistory. Experimental replication of cranial trauma has proved particularly problematic due to the lack of test analogues that are sufficiently comparable to the human skull. A new material now overcomes this issue, and for the first time allows accurate insight into the effects of different weapons and different blows in inflicting cranial injury; in this case, blunt force trauma caused using a replica of the ‘Thames Beater’ Neolithic wooden club. 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.last_img read more