All protocols for setting up of BSL-3 lab in Nagaland completed: Health Secretary

first_img Share News Public Health Read Article The department is waiting for further updates on the functionality of the laboratoryThe Nagaland Health and Family Welfare department has completed all protocols for setting up of the Bio-Safety Laboratory (BSL-3) for testing of COVID-19 samples at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), an official said on Tuesday.All measures including infrastructure and human resource training were completed for the BSL-3 set up at NHAK in Kohima while the testing of the lab was conducted on Tuesday, said Health and Family Welfare secretary Kesonyu Yhome.The response from ICMR is likely to come by today, he said, adding that the department is ready to go ahead with the testing once ICMR gives the green signal and in case further rectification is needed, it would be done accordingly.Till date, Nagaland has not reported any COVID-19 positive case. The suspected COVID-19 samples are sent to Assam and Manipur for testing. Add Comment All protocols for setting up of BSL-3 lab in Nagaland completed: Health Secretary Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Bio-Safety LaboratoryCOVID-19KohimaNagaland By Press Trust of India on May 13, 2020 Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

Scrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measures

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has lifted the ban on the export of scrap metal effective Thursday (May 6), while announcing a raft of measures that will govern the industry for the next four months.In a statement to the House of Representatives Tuesday (May 4), Mr. Samuda explained that the measures to be implemented include the ban on export of all items made of copper, until further notice.“Persons who purchased copper prior to April 28 and can substantiate the source of these items will be allowed to export them up to May 12. Also no smelted metal of any kind will be eligible for export,” Mr. Samuda explained.Only members of the Scrap Metal Federation will be allowed to export scrap metal. These exporters must confirm membership and demonstrate that their statutory obligations have been met, prior to being allowed to export.The Industry Minister stated that a dealer who is unable to provide details as to the source of the scrap metal, in keeping with the provisions of the Trade Act, will not be granted a licence to export.He added that teams inspecting the metals for export will include no less than three Custom Officers, a member of the police force and other stakeholders, including the National Water Commission (NWC), telecommunication companies, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Transport and Works and the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS).“Following each inspection, the signatures of all the members of the inspection team shall be affixed to the relevant documents, failing which, no export licence will be granted by the Trade Board,” he said.Mr. Samuda said preparations will be made for the establishment of a central loading site, where containers for exports will be loaded under the direct supervision of the strengthened inspection team.“Exporters with industrial licences will not be required to load at the central loading site,” Mr. Samuda noted.The Government had put a stop on all scrap metal trade effective April 28, with the exception of manufacturers who generate their own material and do not buy from other sources.The decision had been made in the wake of the theft of millions of dollars worth of infrastructure across the island, most recently at the Colbeck Irrigation pumping station in St. Catherine, where scrap metal thieves vandalised critical agricultural equipment with losses estimated at some $5 million. RelatedScrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measures Scrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measures TechnologyMay 5, 2010 RelatedScrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measurescenter_img RelatedScrap Metals Export Resumes with new Measures Advertisementslast_img read more

Public access granted to six acres of open space at SMO

first_imgHomeNewsAirportPublic access granted to six acres of open space at SMO Jul. 06, 2017 at 7:15 amAirportNewsPublic access granted to six acres of open space at SMOMatthew Hall4 years agoairportdaily pressdaily press newsNewsSanta Monica Airportsanta monica daily presssmdpsmoSanta Monica – Airport  Six acres of airport land have reopened to the public following the removal of aircraft parking from the site.City Hall has approved plans for a 12-acre redevelopment at the airport and one six-acre lot is now open to the public while the larger plans work through the regulatory system. The large asphalt square might not resemble a traditional green-space but park advocates say the space has a variety of community uses.“These are six much-needed acres of new open space,” said Neil Carrey, President of the Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation. “They demonstrate how quickly we can repurpose land that was previously restricted for aviation use only.”Carrey’s organization said uses for the site could include walking, jogging, bike riding, wind surfing, hopscotch, kickball, family gatherings, civic festivals, bicycle rodeos, skateboarding, roller skating, and a whole host of classes like public safety training.City staff cleaned debris from the site, removed weeds, patched wide gaps in existing concrete to prevent tripping, removed reflectors and plane tie-downs and added an access gate. Sidewalks and new trash cans are also planned for the site.“We made it safe and usable but it’s up to People’s imaginations as to what they use it for,” said Danny Welch, an architect with the City’s Public Works Department.Some activities, such as flying kites or drones are prohibited because there are still aircraft in the vicinity.The parcel, located adjacent to the existing Airport Park, is one of the least controversial items in the City’s ongoing airport saga. Airport advocates and critics both agree that restrictions on 12 acres of land (split between two six-acre parcels) used to park aircraft expired in 2015 with the ending of a 1984 settlement between the City and the FAA.Council approved conceptual plans for a park expansion covering the total 12-acres in 2016. The plan calls for increasing the number of fields, more community garden plots and providing non-sport uses near the existing Airport park.Three designs were presented for public review last year and council ultimately created a fourth option that combined the most popular elements of the three previous drafts.The approved design has three synthetic turf sports fields, relocates Donald Douglas loop to create an undisturbed park, adds 60 new community gardens in a more central location and adds significant natural landscaping.Plans for the new park are currently in the design phase by Rios Clementi Hale Studios and construction could begin as early as 2018 but space is open for public use in the meantime.The second phase of work at the airport is related to shortening the runway. City Hall secured the right to remove 1,500 feet of runway in the same agreement with the FAA that allows the airport to close in 2028.The City hired an engineering company to provide designs for a shorter runway and approved a plan in May that will remove more than 700 feet from each end.The shorter runway will facilitate park conversion but staff have also said it will effectively shut down business jet charters at SMO. The smaller runway will still accommodate most personal and corporate jets but the shorter runway should reduce jet operations by 44 percent, from around 16,300 flights per year to 9,000 with an annual increase in traffic between five to ten percent.In a recent email, Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Airport Affairs Nelson Hernandez said the construction contract for demolish is planned for the Aug. 8 council meeting.“The runway shortening project remains on schedule,” he said. “The tentative date for project completion is December. On August 8, staff will recommend award of a construction contract. Assuming the contract is awarded, construction will occur from September through early December.”[email protected] :airportdaily pressdaily press newsNewsSanta Monica Airportsanta monica daily presssmdpsmoshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCity Council doubles down on Downtown Community Plan meetings“The Big Sick”, A Cure For What Ails YouYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson22 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter22 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor22 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press22 hours agolast_img read more

US trade groups partner to boost 3.5GHz band

first_imgHome US trade groups partner to boost 3.5GHz band Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more The CBRS Alliance and Small Cell Forum formed a new partnership which aims to accelerate commercialisation of the shared 3.5GHz band in the US.Specifically, the pair will collaborate on developing products which can host traffic from different operators, defining the indoor architecture required for network densification and exploring international possibilities for shared spectrum. The groups will also align technical specification requirements and testing results of 3.5GHz equipment for both indoor and neutral host use cases.The Small Cell Forum recently forecast unlicensed and shared spectrum could account for up to 36 per cent of small cell deployments by 2022.Alan Ewing, executive director of the CBRS Alliance, said in a statement: “As the industry shifts to focus on network densification, we expect that small cells will be a key driver for the adoption of 4G and 5G solutions in the 3.5GHz band.”He added the two groups can offer operators and vendors “a wealth of expertise that will raise awareness for the opportunities that shared spectrum offers”.The partnership comes as the 3.5GHz ecosystem pushes toward commercial launches in Q3 2019. Deployments were previously expected to begin in Q4 2018, but were delayed in part by a 35-day US government shutdown in late 2018 and early 2019 which halted federal review of key 3.5GHz systems and equipment.A range of players have expressed interest in the band, including AT&T, Amazon, T-Mobile US and Verizon. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back 3.5GHzsmall cells Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 FEB 2019 Author Crown Castle scores big Verizon 5G small cell deal LG Uplus taps Nokia to boost 5G indoor coverage Related Sweden ends 5G sale after one day Previous ArticleRovio to offload part of Hatch subsidiaryNext ArticleGSMA urges balance in network security reviews Diana Goovaerts last_img read more

USA Triathlon confirms 2020 Board of Directors and Athletes’ Advisory Council…

first_imgUSA Triathlon (USAT) has announced the results of its 2020 Board of Directors and Athletes’ Advisory Council elections.Joel Rosinbum (Austin, Texas), the current USAT Board Vice President, and Ben Collins (Santa Monica, Calif.) were re-elected to the Board as Elite/Pro Athlete Representatives, while William Huffman (Park City, Utah) was named to the Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC).“Ben and Joel have been invaluable members of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors for the last five years, bringing insight and perspective as elite triathletes with a specific expertise in paratriathlon,” said Jacqueline McCook, President of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors.“I am proud to continue working with both of them to support our multisport community, as we expand our reach and accessibility to new and diverse audiences. In addition, William [Huffman] brings a decade of elite racing background to his new role on the AAC, including representing the US in major international games – making him an outstanding fit to represent his fellow elite athletes.”As Elite/Pro Athlete Representatives on the Board, Joel Rosinbum and Ben Collins were elected by their peers, with voting open to elite athletes who meet eligibility requirements.Rosinbum was elected to the Board in 2015 and has served in the role of Vice President since 2019. He is a four-time USA Paratriathlon national champion, the 2015 ITU Aquathlon world champion in the men’s PTS4 division, a two-time ITU Paratriathlon World Cup medallist, and the 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series bronze medallist. He has held a number of leadership roles on the board, including chair of both USA Triathlon’s Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC) and Nominating & Governance Committee.“I’m honoured to continue to serve on the Board of Directors,” Joel Rosinbum said. “I’m very proud of the work I’ve accomplished on the Board and excited about the growth of our sport.”Ben Collins, an elite triathlete and paratriathlon guide, was first elected to the USAT Board in 2015. An elite triathlete since 2008, he logged nearly a dozen top-10 finishes on the World Triathlon circuit before switching his focus to non-drafting events. Collins is now a three-time winner of the New York City Triathlon and a two-time IRONMAN 70.3 champion. He also serves as a sighted guide for nine-time paratriathlon world champion Aaron Scheidies (Seattle, WA) in elite international competition.“I’m excited for the opportunity to continue representing and advocating for USA Triathlon’s elite athletes as a member of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors,” Ben Collins said. “It’s an honour to be able to give back to the sport through volunteer leadership, and I look forward to another two years in the role.”William Huffman was named to the Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC), a USA Triathlon bylaw-mandated standing committee. This aims to broaden communication between USA Triathlon and elite athletes and serves as a source of opinion and advice to the USA Triathlon Board of Directors.The AAC makes recommendations to the Board on issues related to the needs and concerns of USA Triathlon’s elite athlete members, including, but not limited to:Race selection,USA Triathlon National Team qualification criteria,Elite athlete rankings,Competitive rules in elite races, andThe procedure for the appointment or election of elite athletes to the US Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Advisory Council.As mandated by the USA Triathlon bylaws, all Board of Directors officer seats – including President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer – will be elected by members of the Board at the first meeting of 2021.www.usatriathlon.org/governance Relatedlast_img read more

Jack Schoemann’s last-second layup gives Shawnee Mission East win, third place at Championship Showdown

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How much job hopping is too much?

first_imgSurvey reveals five jobs in 10 years may raise red flagsLeaving one job for a better one can be a smart career move, but too many employment changes in a short time span can give human resources managers cause for concern. In a Robert Half survey, HR managers interviewed said an average of five job changes in 10 years can prompt worries you’re a job hopper.The survey was developed by Robert Half and conducted by an independent research firm. It is based on interviews with more than 300 HR managers at companies with 20 or more employees in the United States.HR managers were asked, “Over a 10-year span, how many job changes, in your opinion, would it take for a professional to be viewed as a job hopper?” The mean response was five.“The job market has been unpredictable in recent years, and employers understand job candidates may have had short stints in some positions,” says Paul McDonald, Robert Half senior executive director. “However, businesses look for people who will be committed to the organization, can contribute to the company, and help it reach its short- and long-term goals. Too much voluntary job hopping can be a red flag.”Robert Half offers questions to consider when determining if you should stay at your current job or look for a new one: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Once again, Gophers defense outmatched

first_imgThe Hoosiers scored a field goal or better on their first five drives of the game – they only had six drives in the entire first half.The lone drive the Hoosiers failed to score on was the last one of the half, as Lewis kneeled the ball twice to use up the last minute of clock.“We’ve got to start getting stops where they have to punt the ball and not get field goals,” VanDeSteeg said. “In the first half we couldn’t stop them.”The second half wasn’t any better for Minnesota as the struggles persisted, but there was a high point when freshman free safety Kyle Theret intercepted a pass on Minnesota’s 25-yard line and returned it down to the Indiana 41.However, the Gophers couldn’t take advantage of the turnover and gave the ball back to the Hoosiers four plays later.Theret’s interception was Minnesota’s only takeaway of the game, one of two defensive problems, along with tackling, that have plagued the team all year.“We have to turn the ball over, we only got one today and had a chance for a couple more,” Theret said. “We’ve got to create more turnovers.”The defense did see an improvement when it came to pressuring the quarterback, as the team combined for two sacks in the game, one from VanDeSteeg and the other from senior strong safety Dominique Barber – it had just three on the season coming into the contest.Brewster didn’t make any excuses in defeat, but said he would find the positives in the game as he always does.“We all understand it’s about winning. We’re not looking for moral victories, we’re not looking for anything but W’s,” he said. “We came in here expecting the win, and we didn’t win.” Once again, Gophers defense outmatchedMinnesota’s secondary was no match for Indiana’s receiving core. Brian DeutschOctober 8, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint;BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster repeated a regular saying after Minnesota’s 40-20 loss to Indiana on Saturday.“We need guys to make plays,” he said.In a game where the defense could have made a statement by shutting down one of the conference’s most dangerous quarterbacks, sophomore Kellen Lewis, the only guys making plays were Lewis and the Hoosiers.up next Northwesternwhat: Footballwhen: 11 a.m., Saturdaywhere: Evanston, Ill.Minnesota held the Indiana quarterback to only 26 yards in the first half, but the sophomore chalked up 62 additional rushing yards in the second half. Lewis also went 24 of 36 through the air for 235 yards and one touchdown.“He’s a playmaker,” junior defensive end Willie VanDeSteeg said. “He likes to make plays on his feet, and he can throw it in the air. He’s just a good player.”On his second pass of the day, Lewis set the tempo when he hit wide out James Hardy with a 51-yard completion over the head of freshman cornerback Ryan Callado. Hardy, who stands 6-feet-7-inches, was simply too tall for the Gophers’ secondary, where the average height is under 6 feet.His next reception was Indiana’s first touchdown of the game, when Lewis lofted a pass into the corner of the end zone. Senior defensive back Jamal Harris, who spotted Hardy 7 inches, tried to defend the play, but the height advantage was too much, as Hardy easily pulled down the ball.“(Lewis) has some great guys to throw it to,” Brewster said. “Hardy was a chore out there.”With such an advantage over the secondary, it’s not hard to see why the Minnesota defense was unable to stop Indiana’s high-powered offense.The Gophers defense failed to shutout a Hoosiers drive in the first half as Indiana managed to put points on the scoreboard in basically every realistic possession.last_img read more

Discriminated Groups Strategize to Avoid Prejudice

first_imgAn obese person, for example, might focus on dressing nicely to combat stereotypes of slovenliness. A black man, used to assumptions that he’s violent, might smile more. The new study reveals both that people are well aware of stereotypes and that they try to combat them.“People often think of prejudice as a simple, single phenomenon — general dislike for members of other groups — but recent research suggests that there are actually multiple, distinct types of prejudice,” study researcher Rebecca Neel, a graduate student at Arizona State University, said in a statement. In other words, people don’t just dislike overweight people, they stereotype them as sloppy and lacking in self-control.Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media > Scientific American:When they think they’ll be discriminated against, people do their best to put on a good face for their group, new research finds.last_img read more

RSF: Citizen-Journalist Ilham Tohti Serving Life Imprisonment Nominated For Top Human Rights Award

first_imgRSF News: Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang has since urged for the cancellation of the nomination that he sees as support for “extremist terrorism.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) praises the nomination of Uyghur citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti, serving a life sentence in China, for the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti, serving a life sentence in China, is nominated for the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Courtesy/RSF Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur citizen-journalist and academic currently serving a life sentence in China, is among the nominees for the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The winner will be announced Monday, Sept. 30 at the opening of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. “Ilham Tohti has committed no crime and was merely doing his duties of a journalist by reporting on the Uyghur community,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia Bureau, who called for “the immediate release of Ilham Tohti and all other journalists and bloggers imprisoned by the Chinese regime.” Tohti founded Uyghurbiz, a website reporting news on Uyghur-related issues that is aimed at promoting peaceful dialogue between different communities in China’s Xinjiang province. He was branded a separatist and received a life sentence in 2014. Tohti was awarded the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award in 2014 and the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2016.China is the largest incarcerator of journalists in the world, with at least 115 detainees, and ranks 177th out of 180 countries and territories in the RSF World Press Freedom Index 2019.last_img read more