Rest at Last: A New Option for Sleep Apnea

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida HospitalSleep Apnea Previous articleBurglary Report – Week Ending 3/06/2016Next articleWhat Is Pernicious Anemia? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From Florida Hospital – ApopkaIf you snore loudly, chances are you’ve been the target of bad jokes and a few middle-of-the-night elbow thrusts. Yet habitual snoring is no laughing matter. It may signal a life-threatening disorder: obstructive sleep apnea.WHAT’S SLEEP APNEA?Sleep apnea is a chronic and common disorder where pauses in breathing or shallow breathing occur. Each pause, called an apnea, can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 30 times or more per hour.Typically, normal breathing starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. But the result is poor sleep quality, making you extremely tired during the day.Left untreated, it may lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity and diabetes. And it poses an increased risk of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and even heart failure.“More than 18 million Americans are affected, and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment,” says J. Scott Magnuson, MD, otolaryngologist with Florida Hospital Celebration Health.Worn during sleep, the devices resemble something out of a science fiction movie. Using mild air pressure, CPAPs keep airways open. Over time, patients may grow frustrated with CPAPs or stop using them, causing sleep apnea to return and leaving them anxious for a better solution.A NEW OPTIONTransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) — an innovative, minimally invasive technique — may be an option for those who prefer not to use CPAPs or aren’t getting the results they desire.Using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, areas of the throat once difficult to reach can now be accessed. Unlike traditional open surgery, TORS provides surgeons with enhanced agility, precision and a 3-D advanced imaging system. Because the procedure is performed through the mouth, there is no visible scar, less blood loss and a faster recovery.For patients with severe sleep apnea, obstructive tissue in the tongue base can be removed via TORS. Also, placement of a temporary tracheostomy (because of swelling typical of open-throat surgery) can usually be avoided. And the patient’s ability to speak and swallow is not interrupted. The procedure is offered at Florida Hospital Celebration Health and Winter Park Memorial Hospital.“Before, surgery was a last resort,” says Dr. Magnuson. “Now, we’re able to remove tissue that contributes to airway blockage with no external incisions, and patients go home the next day, sleeping healthfully.”Michael’s MomentMichael Johnson, 44, of Celebration, says he has never slept well. “I’d wake during the night and have trouble going back to sleep. The next day I’d drink six energy drinks to stay awake.”After hearing his snoring and abrupt awakenings on a camping trip, a friend suggested it might be sleep apnea. Michael had two sleep studies and sinus surgery and tried a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, but nothing worked. Then he saw Jeffrey J. Lehman, MD, and learned about the TORS procedure (see right), which was performed in September 2012.“I could breathe better immediately,” says Michael. “The procedure has been life-changing. Now when I sleep, I wake well-rested and alert.”– See more on Sleep Apnea here.last_img read more

Chicken House / Büros für Konstruktivismus

first_img Chicken House / Büros für Konstruktivismus “COPY” Photographs:  Martin Eberle Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” 2016 Lead Architects: CopyAbout this officeBüros für KonstruktivismusOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseBerlinGermanyPublished on September 13, 2017Cite: “Chicken House / Büros für Konstruktivismus” 13 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Chicken House / Büros für KonstruktivismusSave this projectSaveChicken House / Büros für Konstruktivismus Architects: Büros für Konstruktivismus Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Germany Save this picture!© Martin Eberle+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Artigo, Jacobi-Walther CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Berlin, Germany Sandra Bartoli, Silvan Linden Houses ArchDaily Photographs Save this picture!© Martin EberleRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. This former chicken house was built in Berlin right after World War II. It is located in a lush garden near a villa from the 1930s. One of the main ideas for the project was to maintain the house’s slightly decayed and charmingly ruinous exterior look, surrounded by plants, while the interior was converted into a brand new artist studio in 2016.Save this picture!© Martin EberleThe interior was gutted, opened into one space and a mezzanine inserted. Everything is done entirely in wood, with the original chimney and the existing steel beam also re-packaged in wood to strengthen the entire geometry of the space.Save this picture!© Martin EberleSave this picture!Section 3Save this picture!© Martin EberleProject gallerySee allShow lessThe 10 Best Revit Apps and Add-InsArticlesCommand of the Oceans / Baynes and Mitchell ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Admiral House / Molina Designs

first_img “COPY” Admiral House / Molina DesignsSave this projectSaveAdmiral House / Molina Designs Projects Area:  2812 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Admiral House / Molina Designs United States CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Los Angeles, United States Leedco Engineers Inc. ArchDaily Houses 2017 Interior Design: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Molina Designs Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Pierre Galant+ 29Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMolina DesignsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on February 21, 2018Cite: “Admiral House / Molina Designs ” 21 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Walker Zanger, Mulan Floors L.A Green Designs L.A Green Designs Photographs:  Pierre Galant Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Investors:L.A Green DesignsClient:L.A Green DesignsArchitect In Charge:Carlos Alberto Molina LondoñoTeam:Elvia Arango Gil, Jeison González PatiñoCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pierre GalantRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The project is located in the city of Los Angeles a few miles from Venice Beach, in a neighborhood that has been growing substantially in the last decade due to its privileged location of being between the Pacific Ocean coast and the center of the city.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!First floor planThe project is located in a traditional sector where there are many styles of homes with pitched roofs and where you can find various examples of what constitutes the single-family house style in Southern California. The new urban developments are changing the morphology of these traditional residences, presenting an overall chaotic vision of contrast between new projects and the characteristics of the existing areas.Save this picture!© Pierre GalantA high percentage of these new developments encompass the trend “box type house design” or houses in the form of cube, which appear locally and internationally as a trend widely used by contemporary architecture.Save this picture!© Pierre GalantThe appearance of these box-like houses in areas such as Mar Vista cause a deterioration of the coherent and harmonious morphological reading that occurs in the area. This has forced cities in the metropolitan region of ​​Los Angeles to implement regulations and design guidelines to ensure a compatibility in the incorporation of new projects to the traditional urban morphology.Save this picture!Diagram 01The main premise for the project is “to be a contemporary contribution to a traditional sector of very defined characteristics.”Save this picture!© Pierre GalantThe idea was to seek an affinity between the project and surrounding residential styles through aspects such as: the materials, the conformation of its facade to a sloping roof, the presence of the porch as an element of the facade, etc.Save this picture!© Pierre GalantOther aspects were:The conformation of the main facade uses the basic figure of a pentagon; since our childhood this has been the visual representation of the house, so that its appearance from the street will unquestionably show what it contains.Save this picture!© Pierre GalantThe conservation and seclusion of the most private spaces of the house from the exterior world, created by closed side facades.Save this picture!© Pierre GalantThe simultaneous intermingling with outside environment created by the two patios on either side of the staircase in the central part of the house, so that ventilation and natural lighting flow through all spaces.Save this picture!© Pierre GalantProject gallerySee allShow lessStefano Boeri Architetti Designs 3 Schools in Tirana That Will Be Open 24 Hours a DayUnbuilt ProjectMVRDV Wins Competition for Dual Tower Mixed-Use Complex in RotterdamUnbuilt Project Share Structural Engineer: Construction: last_img read more

B&Q’s One Planet Living awards open for entries

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. DIY and garden centre retailer B&Q is offering awards of between £1,000 and £10,000 (€1,500 and €15,000 in the Republic of Ireland) of its products to voluntary organisations in its new One Planet Living Awards for 2008.The awards are open to environmental groups, community organisations, schools, charities or sports clubs who are helping to regenerate local areas, support local culture/heritage projects, or supporting wildlife, natural habitats and energy saving activities.The awards are part of B&Q’s new partnership with environmental impact experts BioRegional which aims “to help B&Q reduce its ecological footprint and help their customers do the same”.B&Q is also offering two awards of £5,000 combined cash/product to schools who submit “innovative science-based proposals, showing a real understanding about the environment and the importance of tackling climate change”.Applications will be accepted between 28 January and 28 March 2008, and application forwards are available for download from B& B&Q’s One Planet Living awards open for entries Howard Lake | 10 February 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  87 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards corporate Irelandlast_img read more

Action Planning – Developing a Major Fundraising Campaign

first_img  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Are you considering a major fundraising campaign?OverviewPutting together a structured plan with key milestones is vital if your campaign is to stand any chance of success. Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 September 2013 | News Action Planning – Developing a Major Fundraising Campaign AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Core Content This workshop will take you through the key steps you need to consider when planning your campaign. these include:– how to carry out a detailed feasibility study, – researching potential donors and funders, – planning the campaign effectively, – launching your campaign, – implement the private and public phases of the campaign through to completion. Trainer profileThe course is led by Andrew Johnson who has worked with both the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK in this field.The attendance fee is £143.00 including VAT and all course materials. For further information on workshop dates and how to book please click on ‘How to book’.last_img read more

Mauna Kea Protectors vs. the science of colonizers

first_imgThis article is based on a talk given at the July 25 Workers World Party meeting. The long-smoldering fight of the Kānaka Maoli people to save sacred Mauna Kea in Hawai’i blew up like a volcano on July 17 when work crews arrived to begin construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).  Elders, some using wheelchairs, strollers or canes, demanded to be taken to the front line to be arrested. The New York branch of Workers World Party held a July 25 forum on the theme “Fighting against racism and for national sovereignty.” The panel of speakers were, left to right, Monica Moorehead, editor of “Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle,” discussing “The struggle against national oppression vs. Trump’s white supremacy”; Stephanie Hedgecoke, WWP organizer, discussing “Kānaka Maoli block construction on sacred land in Hawai’i”; and Makasi Motema, People’s Power Assemblies NYC organizer, discussing “Issues tied to the uprising in Puerto Rico.”The blockade forced work stoppage of dozens of astronomers and researchers. Since the arrests of 35 people on July 17, thousands of Hawaiians have blocked all access to the mountain. They oppose further damage and desecration of the mountain, on which 13 smaller telescopes have been constructed since 1960. Each one was called “the last telescope.” Hawai’i Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation threatening Mauna Kea Protectors with police and National Guard. Over 2,000 Kānaka Maoli turned out in response to the arrests and threats to pack the base of the mountain.  Gov. Ige attacked the Protectors again on July 19, alleging illegal activity, but local media reported that the opposite was the case. KHON2 TV news stated:  “There are absolutely no signs of drugs or alcohol. No one is even allowed to smoke here.” (July 20) The media reported that a great number of volunteers, seasoned organizers, were feeding thousands daily meals and snacks from free kitchens, running medical tents, recycling, cleaning porta potties and hauling trash.Volunteers told KHON2 that anyone who comes into the Pu’uhonua is welcome. Pu’uhonua means “place of refuge of Honaunau”;  it is the ancestral home of the Kamehameha dynasty. The Honaunau regards itself as sovereign under international law, as the successor government to the independent Kingdom of Hawai’i, not subject to U.S. law. The base camp is now a community of learning.  Activist professors have set up Pu’uhuluhulu University with 20 classes a day on Hawaiian culture and language.KHON2 reported that the resolve of the Ku Kia’i Mauna, guardians of the mountain, grows stronger every day. The Star Advertiser has called the struggle a “boiling point.”The TMT Corporation and the University of Hawai’i planned this $1.4 billion telescope and related facilities to be 18 stories high and that it will to cover the size of six football fields — far larger than previously opposed projects. Community resistance has blocked the massive project for years. Earlier projects left toxic waste and seepage onsite.Sacred site on stolen landMauna Kea is part of stolen crown lands. Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawai’i was overthrown in 1893 by a cabal of sugar planters and settler businessmen.  Two years later the U.S. annexed Hawai’i as a territory; it was made the 50th state in 1959.Mauna Kea was targeted for development because it’s the tallest mountain in the Hawaiian chain, with a summit 13,803 feet above sea level, the highest point in Hawai’i. That makes the dry, mostly cloud-free skies there less affected by city light pollution. Most of the dormant volcano is underwater. When measured from its oceanic base, it’s the tallest mountain in the world, some 32,808 feet high. It is about a million years old and is the second largest in subaerial surface area of the five shield volcanoes on the Big Island. Meanwhile, the TMT corporation has an alternate site selected in the Canary Islands; La Palma, Spain, wants the project.Mauna Kea is unique for its rare indigenous plants and animals.  It has deep significance to Hawaiians and all Pacific Islanders. National Geographic honored it in a special edition in January 2011, titled, “The Earth’s Holiest Places: Sacred Journeys.” It’s a sacred place for Kānaka Maoli and all Polynesian Nations.  It represents creation, the embodiment of ancestors, a burial ground. It is home to 100 archeological sites, hundreds of cultural sites, and historic and still-used shrines, three of which are directly endangered.On the blockade’s first day, July 15, Protectors spent over 11 hours at the cattle guard on the access road. Kānaka Maoli Protector and professor at the University of Hawai’i, Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, stood arm-in-arm with other wahine (women) to protect the kūpuna (elders) from heavily armed officers. She said, “The kūpuna there had made a line and wanted to be a first line of defense.” (High Country News, July 25)Goodyear-Kaʻōpua raised three grounds for opposition to TMT: Mauna Kea is sacred, it is the watershed for Hawai’i island’s fresh water supply, and it is a burial ground. It is unceded, unrelinquished, stolen Hawaiian land. Further, it is zoned for conservation to protect and preserve natural resources necessary for the survival of the people. The plan for the 30-meter telescope meets the definition of a “genocidal occupation.”Protect the Earth, not profits!There are online discussions of Native Hawaiians about the root of the problem being the construct of the U.S. judicial system in dealing with Indigenous issues — that it is rooted in colonizers’ views on spirituality which are restricted to organized, class-society-based religion. Indigenous peoples have deep connections with the land and relations with all forms of life. Such kinship doesn’t translate well in class society, which is intolerant of colonized peoples and regards them as “lesser than” or “uncivilized.” Capitalist culture places no intrinsic value on Mother Earth, the biosphere and life on Earth, clean water and air, indigenous animals, plants and natural habitats.  Capitalists only value life for the profits they can make. Their values are therefore diametrically opposed to those of Indigenous peoples worldwide.Significantly, nearly 1,000 astronomers have signed a letter,  as of July 28, opposing the imposition of this project on the Hawaiian people. They raised concerns about sovereignty and intrusions on Indigenous lands. The letter cites past environmental racism and “white colonizers’ obsessions with conquest.” ( Prescod-Weinstein, an astrophysicist at the University of New Hampshire, who signed the letter, stated, “What’s facilitated [scientific] access [to Mauna Kea] is American colonialism on kānaka ‘ōiwi land in what we call the state of Hawai’i. It is the American state apparatus that continues to play a role in enforcing astronomer access to the Mauna, for example, with the police forces this week arresting the kūpuna, the elders, who took great physical risk to protect their family.” (, July 18)Resistance is growingOn July 19, students at the University of California, Berkeley demonstrated with visiting Pacific Islander students, Indigenous rights groups and elders to demand that the UC system divest from TMT, as well as other local investors. Principal investors in TMT are Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, along with the California Institute of Technology. TMT is a for-profit project. The state of Hawai’i and the University of Hawai’i have made millions of dollars from such projects. It’s racist to allege that the Kānaka Maoli oppose astronomy when Pacific Islanders have practiced astronomy for ages.  They navigated the Pacific Ocean by the stars.Kānaka Maoli Bria Tennyson, a Berkeley student, answered the false claim that Native Hawaiians oppose science: “Our very identity as a people is based on studying the stars. That’s how we got to Hawaii (in the first place).”  Thousands marched in Waikiki, Hawai’i, on July 20. And on July 21, an organization of Asian-Pacific Islander gay and trans people demonstrated in New York’s Union Square.Protests spread to the tourism industry: Organizers called for a one-day tourism boycott Monday, July 22, and several businesses cooperated and closed, cancelling tours and more. A majority of tourists understood.Hawai’i Lt. Gov. Josh Green met with Kānaka Maoli on July 22, attempting a compromise. But he left speaking about the Hawaiian peoples’ visions of their own future. Some state representatives and city council members have asked Gov. Ige to rescind his emergency proclamation, stating it violates the spirit of the law.60-day moratorium wonHilo County Council passed a resolution on July 24 in support of state Sen. Kai Kahele’s call for a 60-day moratorium on building TMT, despite Gov. Ike’s push for it to begin. The following testimony and more was given to the council about decades of mistreatment of the Hawaiian people and their lands. Kamanawa Kinimaka, descended from the royal guard for King Kalakaua, said, “Our land is dying, and it’s not just in Hawai’i. What the Hawaiian represents is a symbol of the Indigenous Native people of our world. The Hawaiian people have been refined into a fine diamond of symbolism.” (West Hawaii Today, July 28)In addition, Ikaika Marzo stated, “TMT is just a match after so many years of gasoline being poured on our ground.” Millicent Cummings called TMT “an act of war to the mauna and the kanaka.” And Robert Yamada stressed, “TMT is the catalyst. It’s the line in the sand. Do not cross that line.” Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who grew up on Oahu and is of Samoan heritage, met with kūpuna and organizers at the Mauna Kea Access Road on July 24. He said, “It’s beautiful, it’s inspiring. … It’s bigger than a telescope. It’s humanity. It’s a culture. It is a people, our people, our Polynesian people, who are willing to die here to protect our land.” (Hawaii News Now, July 24)Marxists and Marcyists understand that this battle, along with the struggle in Puerto Rico, is part of the struggle against the legacy of settler-colonialism. It shows what we mean by support for self-determination. The Kānaka Maoli should decide about any development on their islands.The Hawai’i Community Bail Fund for Protectors of the Mauna Kea is linked to Support the Kia‘i!Hedgecoke is of Huron/French Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish, Portuguese and mixed Southeastern Native heritage.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EDITORIAL ¿Por qué el país más rico del mundo no está tan preparado?

first_imgLa llamada epidemia de la Influenza Española de 1918 fue más mortal. Ahora se cree que comenzó en Kansas, pero debido a la Primera Guerra Mundial se extendió rápidamente a Europa, a través del hemisferio occidental y luego a todo el mundo. Antes de que terminara, había “infectado a aproximadamente 500 millones de personas en todo el mundo, aproximadamente un tercio de la población del planeta, y había matado a entre 20 y 50 millones de víctimas, incluidos unos 675.000 estadounidenses”. ( de los muertos por el virus en 1918, cuando la primera guerra imperialista mundial estaba llegando a su fin, eran reclutas estadounidenses que vivían en barracones abarrotados antes de ser enviados al extranjero. (Un pariente de este escritor fue testigo ocular de esa triste experiencia).Ahora es un siglo después. En este lapso de tiempo, la ciencia y la medicina han avanzado enormemente. El nivel de vida ha aumentado en los Estados Unidos; las comunicaciones y el transporte se han adelantado. Los presupuestos gubernamentales en todos los niveles se han disparado. Y la población puede estar informada de los nuevos desarrollos casi simultáneamente a través de la radio, la televisión e Internet.Se podría pensar que esta nueva pandemia, menos mortal que la de 1918, se superaría rápidamente. Que el enorme, moderno y caro sistema médico aquí hubiera sido más que igual para la tarea. Y que, al menos, se habría discutido un plan sobre qué hacer para prepararse para la próxima pandemia.Pero nada de eso ha sucedido. El sistema médico de Estados Unidos está ahora en crisis. La economía es un desastre. Millones de personas han perdido ingresos y se enfrentan al desempleo y la pérdida de vivienda, todo a causa del virus.Y, como siempre en este país capitalista racista, son los más pobres y los más oprimidos los que más sufren. El hambre está creciendo, incluso cuando el mercado de valores recompensa a los muy ricos.Distribución de vacunas fallida¡Se han desarrollado vacunas! Deberían estar disponibles ahora. Pero no llegan a la gente de manera oportuna. NPR informó el 3 de enero: “Más de 4,2 millones de personas han recibido la dosis inicial de vacunación hasta el sábado [Ene. 2], según el CDC. Ese número está muy por debajo del objetivo del gobierno de vacunar a 20 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos para fines de diciembre”.La distribución de vacunas no se está llevando a cabo a nivel federal. No hay ningún plan. En cambio, depende de los gobiernos estatales y locales hacer el trabajo. El gángster multimillonario de la Casa Blanca se centra en intentar revertir las elecciones que perdió.Algunos estados y ciudades son mucho más pobres que otros. Ya está claro que las personas con dinero y poder político están saltando la línea para recibir sus vacunas, incluso cuando muchos de los trabajos de primera línea más expuestos a la infección se pasan por alto.Las cárceles, donde se almacena a los pobres por “crímenes de supervivencia”, son focos de la pandemia. Pero esto aparece en los titulares solo cuando los guardias de la prisión se infectan. ¿Cuándo recibirán la vacuna los trabajadores encarcelados?La opresión genera resistencia. El sufrimiento y las tragedias que se desarrollan hoy pueden despertar un mayor nivel de conciencia sobre los crímenes cometidos por los poderes establecidos y una mayor lucha contra el propio sistema de lucro.¡Luchar por un sistema nacional de salud gratuito sería un buen comienzo! Dejar el capitalismo por el socialismo es la única solución. La gran pregunta que uno debe hacerse sobre la epidemia de COVID-19, –que hasta el 2 de enero ha matado a más de 1.850.000 personas en todo el mundo,– es, “¿Por qué Estados Unidos no estaba preparado?”Larga fila en la despensa de alimentos de Chelsea, Massachusetts.Este es un país rico y altamente desarrollado. Tiene más de 600 multimillonarios, según Forbes. Tiene el ejército más caro y poderoso del planeta, supuestamente para defender a la gente. Sin embargo, muchas más personas han muerto en los EE. UU. por el coronavirus, –más de 360.000 al 3 de enero,– que en cualquier otro país del mundo.Además, esta no es la primera pandemia que se globaliza, lo que afecta especialmente a los EE. UU. Tampoco es la peor. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Victoria supreme court rejects appeal by two Herald Sun reporters facing imprisonment

first_img February 22, 2021 Find out more August 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Victoria supreme court rejects appeal by two Herald Sun reporters facing imprisonment News News RSF_en RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia Help by sharing this information to go further Follow the news on Australia AustraliaAsia – Pacific November 19, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Organisation Receive email alerts News January 21, 2021 Find out more AustraliaAsia – Pacific Reporters Michael Harvey and Gerard McManus of the Melbourne-based Herald Sun could be imprisoned very soon for contempt of court after judge Elizabeth Hollingworth of the supreme court of the southeastern state of Victoria on 23 August rejected their appeal against a lower court’s order that they name their source for a story about a federal government plan to cut benefits to war veterans._______________________________________________________29.08.05 – Prime minister “respects” position taken by journalists facing imprisonmentPrime Minister John Howard has said he respects the position taken by the Herald Sun’s Canberra correspondents, Gerard McManus and Michael Harvey, who face a prison sentence or a fine for “contempt of court” for refusing to name their sources for a story about government policy when they appeared before a Melbourne district court on 23 August.”I know them, I respect them and I know they are behaving according to the code of ethics of their profession, and I respect them for that,” Howard said on 26 August, adding that it was nonetheless necessary to ensure the confidentiality of government discussions._______________________________________________________24.08.2005Two journalists refuse to reveal their source to Melbourne judgeGerard McManus and Michael Harvey, Canberra correspondents of the Melbourne-based daily, the Herald Sun, appeared before a Melbourne district court yesterday and refused to name their source for a 20 February story about a government project on the grounds that it would violate their professional ethics. They will probably be charged with contempt of court in the next few days, and will as a result face a prison sentence or a fine. They are due to appear in court again in early September._____________________________________________________________________________19.08.2005Two journalists summoned to reveal sourcesReporters Without Borders is alarmed that witness summonses have been issued against journalists Michael Harvey and Gerard McManus compelling them to appear before a court in Melbourne on 23 August where the two, of the daily Herald Sun in Canberra, will be asked under threat of legal penalty if the defendant is one of their sources.The two journalists disclosed in a 20 February 2005 article a government plan not to pay war veterans 500 million dollars they had been promised in supplementary benefits. After the article appeared, both men were summoned as witnesses to the trial of government official Desmond Patrick Kelly, who is charged with leaking the information.”Reporters Without Borders believes that this judicial step is damaging to the principle of the protection of sources. Forcing journalists to reveal this kind of information would constitute an extremely dangerous precedent for press freedom in the country”.”The Australian justice system has to understand that, without the protection of sources guaranteed to journalists before the courts, nobody in possession of sensitive information would any longer dare to make it available,” the organisation said.The two told Reporters Without Borders that they had no intention of giving way to the court’s demand. McManus, who has already been brought before a preliminary hearing, refused to reply to the judge when he asked him if he knew Kelly.Harvey and McManus both face prison. News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Google experiments drop Australian media from search resultslast_img read more

Friendship Baptist Church: 2012 Celebration Picnic

first_imgFaith & Religion Events Friendship Baptist Church: 2012 Celebration Picnic Article and Photo courtesy of Friendship Baptist Church Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | 9:53 pm HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business Newscenter_img Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Friendship Baptist Church is going to have a different type of “picnic” this year. Life Baptist will also be joining the church. So get ready for the, “Celebration in the Park”. It will be Sunday, July 29th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. after abbreviated service, at the Central Park (Dayton and Fair Oaks Avenues). So check in for Praise & Worship. It’s going to be so much fun and something different. so everyone be prepared to check in for Praise and Worship and all church attendees will leave the church for a fun filled afternoon.The church will supply hotdogs, hamburgers, hot linkes, paper goods, condiments, canopies and tables. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, beverages and anything else (i.e. potato salad, fruit, etc.) to make oneself comfortable.Friendship Baptist Church, 80 West Dayton Street, Pasadena, (626) 793-1062 or (323) 681-5819 office, or visit faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Minneapolis police beefing up their body cam policy after scrutiny

first_imgMinneapolis Police Department(MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis police issued new body camera regulations in the wake of a controversial case in which they were not activated — when a woman was fatally shot by a police officer in July 2017.The new rules allow the department to discipline officers who do not comply, which was not done in the case of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.But John Elder, the department’s public information officer, denied that the policy change was a “knee-jerk” reaction to the Damond case.“I won’t say that it’s a coincidence” that the policy changes are coming after the public scrutiny over the officer-involved shooting, Elder told ABC News. “What I can say is, in fact, we’ve learned a lot over the totality of the use of body cameras and we made changes and we may continue to make changes to better serve everybody the policy is intended to serve.”The city’s police department has been using body cameras for a little over a year, Elder said, and the new policies reflect some changes they believe are needed.“We knew as any new policy starts there’s going to be tweaks to it and there are going to be different and better ways to serve,” he said. Under the new rules, after receiving a 911 call or a call for service, officers are required to activate their body cameras within two blocks of the destination. If the call comes within two blocks of the destination, they must activate it immediately.Elder said that by shortening the activation period to within two blocks of the destination as opposed to when the call is received, the department will save money on storage of the footage.“The fact of the matter is we’re spending a great deal of money in storage of this data and we’re able to accomplish the same outcome if we have the officers activate it at the minimum two blocks away,” he told ABC News. The potential disciplinary actions under the rules range from a 40-hour suspension to termination, according to The Star Tribune.“For the first time, we’re going to give it teeth,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said at a news conference Wednesday, according to The Star Tribune.The Damond shooting put a spotlight on the use of body cameras. Damond had called 911 to report a possible assault behind her house and she ended up being fatally shot by one of the responding officers. Neither of the officers had activated their body cameras. The officer who fired the fatal shots, Mohamed Noor, was charged with murder. He was released on bail last month and it was not clear if he entered a plea.Noor’s lawyer, Tom Plunkett, said his client “should not have been charged with any crime.”Two months after the Damond shooting, a city audit detailed how Minneapolis police officers frequently failed to activate their body cameras when responding to calls, The Star Tribune reported at the time.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more