The Jauntee Announce New ‘Live Jaunts’ Series; Listen To The First Installment

first_imgThe Jauntee have been building a truly dedicated fanbase. The band and their fans love interacting, and have made a habit out of posting audience recordings of each show on their website. Playing off this concept, the band has decided to start a new series of releases called “Live Jaunts”, editing and showcasing some of the high-quality recordings that the band and fans are creating on tour.The first installment of the “Live Jaunts” series is from Richmond, VA venue The Camel, from a show that took place this past June. The Jauntee kick off their late-summer tour this Friday in Pittsburgh, PA, so take a listen to this live recording and get pumped to see The Jauntee on the road!<a href=”http://thejauntee.bandcamp.com/album/2016-06-04-the-camel-richmond-va”>2016-06-04 &#8211; The Camel &#8211; Richmond, VA by The Jauntee</a>Setlist: The Jauntee | The Camel | Richmond, VA | 6/4/2016Set One: Hence > I Wanna Love You~, Tale of Mr. Turner, Pungee -> Flying*#, Renaissance Man > I Foreign Eye, J.M.O. Set Two: Hey Pockey A-Way^ -> Blowin’ Up the B Line+ -> Fearless#, Old Thompson# -> Let Go -> One Too Many+ ~ “That’s All” (Genesis) tease * Last time played 11/15/11 (396 shows) # “Blue Jay Way” quotes ^ “Renaissance Man” and “Day-O” quotes + “Day-O” teases and quotes # “Day-O” teaseslast_img read more

HSPH receives $14.1M grant

first_imgHarvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has been awarded a $14.1 million, four-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the effectiveness of an innovative checklist-based childbirth safety program in reducing deaths and improving outcomes of mothers and infants in 120 hospitals in India. The program was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and HSPH.HSPH Associate Professor in Health Policy and Management Atul Gawande and co-principal investigator Jonathan Spector, research associate in health policy and management at HSPH, are leading the BetterBirth clinical trial. The study will evaluate the impact of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program at hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, India.Of 130 million births annually in the world, nearly 350,000 result in the mother’s death, 1 million in intrapartum stillbirth, and another 3.1 million in infant death during the neonatal period. Most deaths occur within 24 hours of delivery. In Uttar Pradesh the mortality rate for women giving birth is estimated at 440 per 100,000 births, vs. 254 per 100,000 births in the country as a whole. (By comparison, the maternal mortality ratio in the United States is 13 per 100,000 births.) Uttar Pradesh is one of India’s least developed states, with 31percent of its 190 million people living in poverty.“To reduce these deaths, pregnant women are increasingly encouraged to deliver in health facilities instead of at home. But success requires a basic standard of care that is often missing,” said Gawande, who is also a surgeon at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “At times, the problem is inadequate resources, but often the issue is a lack of hand-washing or screening for use of available antibiotics. We designed a simple strategy to help facilities upgrade their performance.”The HSPH team worked with the WHO Departments of Patient Safety, Reproductive Health and Research, and Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health to develop the Safe Childbirth Checklist program, which is expected to be released later this year.“The program aims to transform behavioral patterns at the bedside — at times when the successful delivery of essential practices is crucial in order to reduce harm,” said Spector, who is a neonatologist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.“Widely accepted protocols and guidelines have been distilled into a simple, user-friendly checklist program for frontline workers. It is introduced through initial safety training and reinforced through periodic coaching,”  he added.The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program was developed from 2008 to 2010 through a comprehensive review of existing guidelines and consultation with an extensive network of front-line workers, policymakers, and other health advocates around the globe. It was field tested at 17 birth sites in a number of countries, including India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and China.The one-page checklist features “pause points,” natural break points in the flow of clinical care when the  medical team confirms that  essential tasks have been performed. The checklist program targets the major killers of mothers and babies worldwide. For mothers, those include bleeding, infection, elevated blood pressure, and prolonged or obstructed labor. For babies, it’s asphyxia, infection, and complications of prematurity.The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program is based on the success of WHO’s Safe Surgery Checklist. Beginning in 2007, under Gawande’s leadership, HSPH and WHO developed a 19-item checklist that reduced surgery-related deaths and complications by more than one-third at eight pilot sites around the globe. Independent researchers have confirmed the dramatic effectiveness of the approach. The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist has since been introduced in more than 4,000 hospitals worldwide.last_img read more

The Chilean Navy: At the Forefront of Maritime Protection

first_img DIÁLOGO: What role does the Chilean Navy have in maritime drug interdiction and how do the other branches of the Armed Forces and the security forces support it? Adm. González Robles: The Chilean Navy’s maritime authority has numerous legal foundations, all of which are part of the legal order of the Chilean state and provide the basis for the tasks it is responsible for carrying out as a maritime police force. Some of the legal supports related to maritime authority and the fight against drug trafficking have emanated from legislative initiatives of the state itself in view of the need to provide police activity in the maritime sphere with the necessary legal framework. Nevertheless, other regulations have been incorporated into the national legal framework for carrying out these police activities, given the various international commitments the country has made in its ongoing interest in contributing to the fight against this illicit activity. As a result, maritime interdiction, understood nationally as a maritime authority role, is fully supported by the legal provisions which apply to its activities in jurisdictional waters, as is the case of our territorial waters. Finally, the Chilean state, as a party to the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and the Convention on the Law of the Sea, has signed multilateral agreements for the purpose of carrying out maritime interdiction procedures in nonterritorial waters in cases of suspected drug trafficking. DIÁLOGO: The United states and Chile have participated in numerous regional naval cooperation exercises, with PANAMAX being the largest. What benefit do these exercises have in the fight against regional threats? Adm. González Robles: In effect, the Chilean Navy, with the support of [U.S.] Southern Command, was a pioneer in carrying out exercises of this kind, selecting Panama as an area of reference due to the major impact this important inter-oceanic passage has on Chilean trade. Chilean foreign trade often travels the Panama Canal, making Chile its fourth-largest customer if we consider the cargo originating in or bound for Chile that passes through the canal. There have been many benefits, from promoting greater interoperability with the participating navies to a greater conviction that the maritime threats of this globalized world require a multinational effort. On the political level, it has been understood that new threats cannot be compartmentalized, but on the contrary require international complementary efforts, and for this reason, navies with ocean-going capabilities (blue-water navies) are required. On the strategic level of the Armed Forces, although we’ve concentrated on the role of navies, there’s a greater consciousness every day that multiagency action is also desirable and necessary due to the danger and dynamism of the threats, something that creates possible scenarios for adding flexibility to the legal provisions in effect. On the operational level there has been a gain in interoperability that encompasses both material aspects, and perhaps more importantly, procedures for attaining greater effectiveness. And finally, these exercises have enabled greater familiarity among navies, from their authorities to their resources, which in the regional sphere has a considerable value for the sake of winning mutual trust, a factor that helps to consolidate peace, the main objective of the Armed Forces. DIÁLOGO: One of the issues discussed during EXPONAVAL was maritime protection. What is theNnavy doing in this role today, and how do you see the evolution of this role (technology, regional cooperation, peacekeeping, mine removal)? Adm. Edmundo González Robles: A gradual and increasing interoperability can be perceived in the evolution of this role, with other civilian and police agencies that may have common interests with regard to threats coming from the sea, in both the national and the international sphere. This evolution in the Navy’s development has been founded on a national project based on the concepts of deterrence and cooperation, as well as also on the strategy adopted by the Navy, based on developing the capacity to contribute to the national defense, ensuring the normal course of maritime activities, among which transport is essential, and finally, international cooperation, in benefit of the country’s greater interests. Our national heritage, our marine resources, and in general, the maritime interests they generate are an ongoing concern, and it is for this reason that there are a series of projects, completed and currently under way, such as the incorporation of helicopters, patrol boats, and launches, intended to protect and ensure the normality of the activities carried out. In this reality, maritime transport stands out, given that our nation’s prosperity and economic development are founded on the freedom of globalized trade, the pillar of which is this true uninterrupted flow, which reinforces the need to protect it beyond our borders. This last aspect is absolutely consistent with our institutional strategy. In effect, due to the extension, complexity and particularities of the spaces where we should be fulfilling our mission, it’s imperative to further those trends that promote the achievement of international cooperative security in areas such as maritime vigilance, safeguarding human lives at sea and joint training, to mention a few. DIÁLOGO: What is the chief security threat facing Chile today? Adm. González Robles: Undoubtedly, the chief threats to maritime security today are actions linked to drug traffickers, which in Chile’s case still prefer to use terrestrial alternatives to reach customers. In the area of national security, relations with our neighbors are always factors of care and concern, in which regard Chile is making ongoing efforts so that they may be overcome in time. By Dialogo January 01, 2011last_img read more

4th Fleet Commander Hosts Maritime Staff Talks with Chilean Navy

first_imgBy U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet July 31, 2020 Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ U.S. Fourth Fleet, hosted delegates from the Chilean Navy for the annual Maritime Staff Talks (MST) July 22.MSTs support the U.S. global strategy by building and strengthening working relationships between the U.S. and partner nations and improving interoperability through face-to-face meetings. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the talks occurred virtually. Representatives from the Chilean Navy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard participated in the event.Rear Adm. Gabrielson, along with Major General Michael Fahey, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, led the U.S. delegation and Rear Admiral Pedro Abrego, commander of the Chilean Marine Corps, and Rear Admiral Jorge Parga, deputy chief of the Chilean Navy General Staff, led the Chilean delegation.“Our relationship from the United States’ perspective is very strong, it’s very deep, and getting better,” said Rear Adm. Gabrielson. “It is our job to make sure that the path forward is clear and meaningful.”MST topics included a review of upcoming scheduled war fighting operations and exercises over the next two years, and plans for education and training opportunities for Chilean personnel in the U.S., and U.S. personnel in Chile. Representatives also discussed COVID-19 lessons learned for both the United States and Chilean militaries.“It is no mystery that we are living through unprecedented times sailing uncharted waters. The COVID-19 pandemic is still floating and the full extent of its impact is [not] yet known,” said Rear Adm. Parga. “This is a truly global crisis.”The MST will serve as a comprehensive engagement venue for all bilateral maritime security cooperation activities. Over the past year, U.S. and Chilean navies have participated in many exercises including UNITAS and Fuerzas Comando. In addition, the U.S. is donating two field hospitals to Chile to support capacity for patients hospitalized due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of these cooperative efforts enabled effective interoperability and aided each navy’s ability to work alongside one another.“Despite these unique circumstances I am very happy to see that we are finally able to hold this important bilateral meeting,” said Rear Adm. Parga. “The MST provides us with a unique opportunity to expand our existing partnership and achieve an even greater level of cooperation.”last_img read more

What Others are Saying: Law: Dearth of dignity

first_imgWhat Others are Saying: Law: Dearth of dignity September 1, 2002 Regular News Law: Dearth of dignity (Editor’s Note: The following editorial concerning the Bar’s Dignity in Law campaign originally appeared in the July 29 edition of The Florida Times Union and is reprinted here with permission.)The Florida Bar’s new president sees a need to improve the image of the profession in the state.Tod Aronovitz is concerned that public perception of lawyers is less than it should be and he has devised Dignity in Law as a campaign to be carried out during his term.Rather than a slick public relations campaign — it will not involve ads — the campaign will try to deliver its message by other means.Aronovitz says lawyers are busy every day making wills, steering corporations through mazes of regulations, extricating innocent people from the coils of the law, getting child support for single parents and otherwise helping people who need help.The number far exceeds that of the few showboats who hog headlines filing frivolous suits or the shysters who use the law for their own benefit. More often than not, the Bar identifies and expels those unfit to practice.For every incompetent, crooked or ideologically driven judge there are dozens who tirelessly work through their dockets and carefully balance the interests of the state and accused, or the plaintiff and defendant.It is a worthwhile effort, and the public should heed the message that the Bar is attempting to disseminate.last_img read more

8 fintech start-ups from around the world worth keeping an eye on

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its list of 2019’s Technology Pioneers.Over the past few months, we’ve taken a look at some of the start-ups that the WEF thinks will transform the health industry, the world of cybersecurity and the factory of the future.Now, we’ve taken three fintech start-ups that the WEF has lauded this year and combined them with a few Irish fintech players that you’ll also want to keep an eye on in the coming years.Tookitaki Anti-money laundering (AML) transaction monitoring software start-up Tookitaki was founded in Singapore by Jeeta Bandopadhyay (COO) and Abhishek Chatterjee (CEO). Together, Chatterjee and Bandopadhyay have developed an AI-powered regulatory compliance solution for financial institutions.last_img read more

Razer Kaira Pro Xbox & cloud gaming headset uses next-gen audio technologies » Gadget Flow

first_imgWhen you put on the Razer Kaira Pro Xbox & cloud gaming headset, you’ll experience audio like never before. Designed specifically for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass, it boasts next-generation audio technology. This is due in part to its TriForce 50-millimeter titanium drivers and its HyperClear Supercardioid dual-mic design. The former provides individually tuned high-, mid-, and low-range frequencies so everything is super crisp. There’s even an EQ preset button you can use to enhance in-game audio, bass, and more. Moreover, this cloud gaming headset offers both Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth 5.0 for reliable connectivity and clear voice comms. Made for cross-platform compatibility, the Razer Kaira Pro works with Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S, and PCs running on Windows 10 or later. You don’t even need a dongle. So you no longer have to compromise on features or performance as you game. – Advertisement –last_img read more

MPs call for national policy on high-rise buildings

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St. Michael’s Festival Friday and Saturday

first_imgBrookville, IN—St. Michael Festival is being held today and tomorrow, Oct. 11 & 12 at St. Michael’s in Brookville.  Friday October 11 the festival runs from  4:00p until 12:00a. A live band, 90 Proof Twang will play from 6:30- 10:30p. There will be draft beer, grill out ribeyes, and new this year, bingo on Friday.Saturday, October 12, the festival will be open from 12:00p until 12:00a. A family-style chicken dinner will be served from 3:00 -7:00p in the climate-controlled gym. Cost for adult is $12 and children (9 & under) $6. Carryout is available 3:00 – 8:00p. The main raffle this year is a $7,500 Grand Prize. Ertel wines, silent auction, basket raffle, children’s games, inflatables, yard sale, country store, beer garden, and flat-screen TVs with college football playing are all available for your entertainment needs! Saturday Mass will be held at 7p. Also, new this year, you can bid on the silent auction items from home.  Click here for a link to the silent auction.last_img read more

State reports 568 new cases in 24 hours

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health announced that 568 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing for a total of  5,507 Indiana residents.  To date, 28,764 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 26,192 on Monday. A total of 173 people in Indiana have died to date. Marion County had the most new cases, at 193. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (12), Clark (11), Floyd (16), Hamilton (22), Hancock (14), Harrison (11), Hendricks (27), Johnson (19), Lake (52), Madison (34) and St. Joseph (17). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.Locally, Decatur County stayed at 90 positive cases, Franklin County has 60 and, Ripley County has 76 positive cases.last_img read more