FDNY Photo The new guidelines have been in use in other areas of the United States and locations around the world before COVID-19. Original order: New York state health officials are urging emergency service workers not to revive anyone without a pulse as the state battles coronavirus, according to a report. Related: Complete COVID-19 Coverage from JEMS A memo from the state Health Department says the change is “necessary during the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of EMS providers by limiting their exposure, conserve resources, and ensure optimal use of equipment to save the greatest number of lives,” the New York Post reported. “This guidance, proposed by physician leaders of the EMS Regional Medical Control Systems and the State Advisory Council — in accordance with American Heart Association guidance and based on standards recommended by the American College of Emergency Physicians and adopted in multiple other states – was issued April 17, 2020 at the recommendation of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and reflected “Žnationally recognized minimum standards,” Jeffrey Hammond, a spokesperson with the state’s Health Department told JEMS in an email. “However, they don’t reflect New York’s standards and for that reason DOH commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has ordered them to be rescinded.” Related: New York City Limits Transports of Cardiac Arrest Patients Oren Barzilay, president of the Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors FDNY – Local 2507, told the newspaper the city is “not giving people a second chance to live anymore.” Update: State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker rescinded the do not resuscitate order on Wednesday. The FDNY wrote in a letter “the NYC 911 system will continueto maintain a higher level of care,” according to the Post.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEnthusiastic spectators flocked to Washington for Monday’s inauguration, where they braved chilly temperatures and heavy security to witness the ceremonial start of President Obama’s second term.Spirits were high among the approximately one million revelers, as they took in a day of pageantry and patriotic music. “America’s possibilities are limitless,” President Obama said in his second inaugural address. “We possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together.”The speech was 2,137 words long and took 15 minutes to deliver. You can read the official transcript here.(READ the story from the Washingon Times – WATCH some of the highlights below, after an ad from ABC)Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.Notable historians were asked about the significance of second inaugurals for an impressive video presented by the White House.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Vermont Business Magazine Bluehouse Group, a digital marketing and web design firm, has hired Michelle Massa(link is external) as the company’s marketing director. Massa brings nearly 20 years of marketing and business development experience in local and global markets. She will manage marketing operations within Bluehouse Group and provide expanded online marketing services to help clients reach their marketing goals. Bluehouse Group is committed to a flexible workplace environment, which includes flexible hours, a work-life balance and remote work opportunities for staff.Greg Brand, president of Bluehouse Group, remarks, “Bluehouse Group had its best year ever in 2016, and hiring a new marketing director will help us build on that momentum. It can be a challenge for many Vermont companies to find and retain talented people. That’s why we’ve built an appealing company culture, providing a flexible work environment, including working remotely and flexible hours to accommodate family life. Partly through our membership in Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility(link is external), we’ve learned that taking care of our people enables us to build a stronger team.”Massa met Brand at a VBSR conference in 2016 where he spoke about how to make remote work successful for employers and employees. Michelle accepted the position at Bluehouse in 2017 knowing that she could work part time from home. Thanks to non-profit internet provider, ECFiber(link is external), Michelle is able to work from her home in rural Vershire and commute as needed to the Burlington office or client meetings.“ECFiber was a game-changer for me and potentially the economy in central Vermont,” said Massa. “I was on satellite internet and leapfrogged DSL altogether – straight to Fiber. Major productivity gains!”In 2016, Bluehouse Group moved its office from Richmond to the Hood Plant building on South Winooski Avenue in downtown Burlington.“This was a great move for many reasons, including lessening our carbon footprint”, says Brand. “Several folks walk or ride their bike to work. We walk up Church Street for lunch. We love being in the middle of Burlington’s creative tech community.”About Bluehouse GroupBluehouse Group is a full-service digital marketing agency in Burlington. For nearly 20 years, the company has been creating commercial-grade websites and web applications that get results. With a local team of experienced developers, marketers and project managers, Bluehouse Group serves as a strategic web partner for organizations in Vermont and beyond. VBM vermontbiz.comSource: Burlington, VT – June 14, 2017 – Bluehouse Group www.BluehouseGroup.com(link is external)
Gov. Scott signs unanimous jury bill governor April 1, 2017 Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Regular News Gov. Scott signs unanimous jury bill governor Senior Editor With the goal of making Florida’s death penalty law constitutional, in the session’s first week both the Senate and House passed a bill that will require unanimous jury verdicts in the penalty phase of murder trials, and Gov. Rick Scott quickly signed it into law. “Gov. Scott’s foremost concern is always for the victims and their loved ones. He hopes this legislation will allow families of these horrific crimes to get the closure they deserve,” Scott spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said in a statement on March 13. On March 9, the Senate unanimously passed SB 280, sponsored by Senate Criminal Justice Chair Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando. The following day, the House voted 112-3 to pass SB 280, substituted for HB 527, sponsored by Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Clearwater, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee. Casting one of the trio of “no” votes, Rep. Joseph Geller, D-Dania Beach, an attorney, said: “This bill leads to a better outcome than our current law. Our current law has been found unconstitutional. And so it is tempting to vote for this, because at least requiring unanimity is better than what we have.” But Geller said he was voting against the bill because he opposes the death penalty. “I don’t think it’s a deterrent. I don’t think it stops people. I don’t believe in it because it’s not equitably applied, and most especially it has to do with the quality of defense attorneys that people can afford. But most importantly, I don’t believe in it because I think it is morally and ethically wrong for the State to take lives,” Geller said. He said he was asked by the Council of Catholic Bishops to file a bill to repeal the death penalty, and he agreed to do so. Sprowls briefly ran through the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court and Florida Supreme Court decisions that put Florida’s death penalty sentencing scheme in limbo for more than a year and said voting “yes” will “allow cases to move forward and for victims and their families to have access to justice.”
Dec 10, 2012CDC framework assesses emerging flu pandemics for both spread and severityA key lesson learned from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic was that plans and severity scales did not address the severity of the novel strain. In response, a team of CDC experts has developed an evidence-based framework for assessing the public health impact of flu pandemics as they emerge, with a two-tier approach recognizing that transmissibility and severity are hard to assess early in a pandemic, according to a report in Emerging Infectious Diseases. The team reviewed data from past flu seasons and pandemics to characterize severity and transmissibility based on the US experience. They outlined an approach to assessing the potential effects of a novel influenza virus using a broad dichotomous scale in the initial assessment but then refining the tool with more precise values as more data become available. This more refined assessment would have scaled values of severity and transmissibility plotted along an x-axis and y-axis, respectively, and could be stratified by age to reflect different effects on different age-groups. “By organizing and prioritizing data collection,” the authors write, “this approach may inform an evidence-based assessment of pandemic effects and guide decision making.”Dec 8 Emerg Infect Dis reportSanofi trial supports immunogenicity, safety of quadrivalent flu vaccineSanofi Pasteur’s quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) containing two influenza B strains performed comparably to two trivalent vaccines (TIVs) in a phase 2 clinical trial assessing immunogenicity and safety, according to a report in Vaccine. The company in October filed for US approval of the vaccine. (A quadrivalent intransal vaccine from MedImmune was approved in February.) TIVs contain just one B strain, but it’s difficult to predict which of the two influenza B lineages—Victoria or Yamagata—will be more common each flu season. The trial compared the QIV with the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasonal flu vaccines, which contained single B strains (one Victoria, one Yamagata). Adults, 190 in each group, were randomly assigned to receive one of the three vaccines. Antibody titers (measured by hemaggluination inhibition) in the QIV group were noninferior to those in the TIV groups. In addition, rates of seroprotection (antibody titer over 40) and seroconversion (a fourfold or greater rise in titer after vaccination) were similar in all three groups. The QIV left recipients with substantially higher B antibody levels than each group of TIV recipients had for the B strain not contained in their vaccine. As for safety, the incidence and severity of solicited injection-site and systemic reactions and adverse events were similar in all the groups.Dec 8 Vaccine reportOct 18 CIDRAP News item about Sanofi filing for its QIVOIE chief repeats call for destruction of rinderpest lab stocksThe chief of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) today repeated calls for most laboratories to destroy remaining stocks of rinderpest virus, which causes a devastating disease in cattle and was eradicated in 2011, the first time humans have ever snuffed out an animal disease in the wild. Bernard Vallat, DVM, OIE director-general, made the comments at the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties in Geneva, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. In July the OIE and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a joint call for labs across the world to destroy any remaining virus samples or ship them to high-security OIE/FAO labs for storage. Vallat told AFP that dozens of labs house the virus, including some that don’t adhere to strict biosafety standards, which poses a risk of an accidental or intentional release.Dec 10 AFP storyJul 23 CIDRAP News scan “OIE, FAO call for destruction of rinderpest virus stores”In related news, Vallat today urged weapons convention members to strengthen veterinary services as a way to protect the world from biologic threats related to animal pathogens, according to an OIE press release. “The best way to protect the entire world from rising bio-threats linked with animal pathogens is to ensure that all national veterinary services comply with OIE international standards on quality. This must be a basis for bio risk management policies,” Vallat said in the statement.Dec 10 OIE press releaseHurricane flooding sparks more cholera in CubaParts of Cuba are experiencing a rise in cholera and dengue infections in the wake of flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, according to a Dec 8 report from the Miami Herald that quoted several dissidents in the country. The spike in activity follows a summer outbreak centered in the eastern city of Manzanillo that was Cuba’s first in a century. The current wave of infections has targeted the eastern third of Cuba, and though the government hasn’t issued any public statements about the outbreak, it has established hand and shoe disinfection stands at the entrances of government buildings, with some public health workers going to houses to assess for disease symptoms and distribute water purification tablets. Sources told the Herald that at least 12 deaths had been reported and that cholera cases have recently led to quarantines at hospitals and prisons and closures at schools and restaurants. Also, the report said police stationed at hospitals are asking visitors to keep quiet about cholera and other diseases, apparently to avoid hurting Cuba’s tourism industry.
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Ralph Barr has been appointed to the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association’s (CAWA) Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC), representing United Components Inc. Barr is based in San Marcos, Calif.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Barr was appointed to the MAC by Board Chairman Tim Gerrity of General Auto Parts of Oakland, Calif. “We are pleased to welcome Mr. Barr back into the leadership of CAWA and look forward to his participation and contributions to the association and the industry we represent out West,” said Gerrity. Gerrity noted that Barr had previously served on the MAC and CAWA board of directors in the late 1990s. He has been involved in the automotive aftermarket industry since 1977. Barr has served in a variety of capacities starting with the C.E. Niehoff Company, on to BWD Automotive and Pacific Supply Warehouse in southern California. He is currently the regional sales manager for UCI.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.
At 6:15 a.m. today this bear was spotted taking a fawn in the neighborhood around 38th Street. Photo by Bob Baran
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In a statement the port authority said: “During this period inland vessels which normally use this lock will be rerouted via another parallel lock (the Boudewijn lock) as much as possible.”50 percent of the capacity of the Boudewijn lock has been reserved. By taking these measures, Antwerp Port Authority hopes to keep disruption to a minimum.” The lock is being shut down for operational maintenance, including the replacement of key equipment. The work will be finished in January 2011, but the port said it would open for traffic in April 2011 to allow a three-month buffer.
The machinery touched down in Kenya onboard three AN-124-100 freighters.The aircraft transported large ‘semi-rings’ used in the gold mining process, each one weighing 50 tonnes.The airline says that the cargo required extremely precise loading and unloading, as the clearance on either side of the AN-124’s hold was only 77 mm. A specialised frame had to be constructed in order to safely distribute the load over the aircraft’s cargo floor.Alexey Soshnikov, head of loading/unloading equipment design & support section, Volga Dnepr, stated: “The nature of our outsize and heavyweight air cargo business means there are no standard loading procedures for these types of cargo so every shipment is deemed to be unique and relies on the expertise of our planning and loading teams.”www.volga-dnepr.com
INDIA: Frauscher Sensor Technology India has received Research Designs & Standards Organisation approval for its ACS2000 axle-counting system, enabling it to begin production at a plant in Mysore which was opened in November. Approval was granted based on the existing CENELEC assessment, proven operation elsewhere and proof of reliability under Indian conditions.‘The Indian market is going to be the world’s biggest market in the area of axle counting within the next decade’, said Alok Sinha, Managing Director of Frauscher India. ‘With the attainment of RDSO approval, we are now looking forward to securing long-term contracts which will contribute to our growth within this market.’ He said Frauscher can offer ‘global technology and expertise, combined with localisation and customisation’, with the Indian plant using the same production processes and test equipment as the parent company in Austria.
RF Superstore, a microwave component supply outlet created by Pasternack founder Murray Pasternack, has introduced two highly integrated V-band waveguide modules. The new RFS-640000-V60-282 Transmitter and RFS-640000-V60-283 Receiver meet the demanding high-speed, low-cost production requirements of today’s developers. These silicon-based 60 GHz waveguide modules utilize the license-free V-band millimeter wave spectrum from 57 GHz to 64 GHz. Potential applications of these waveguide modules include multi-Gbps digital communications, HD video transmission, millimeter wave radar & imaging, and ATE at 60 GHz.The cost-effective waveguide modules are small, light weight, easy to integrate and incorporate an easy-to-use, multi-pin LSHM connector for power, reference clock, digital control port, and baseband signals. The ability to attach standard components makes these 60 GHz V-band modules practical for a wide range of millimeter wave configurations and budgets. The waveguide modules feature a unique chip to waveguide transition that is compatible with the WR-15, UG-385/U waveguide flange interface. This radio transmitter operates in the license-free frequency range of 57 to 64 GHz. The waveguide module supports up to 1.8 GHz modulation bandwidth, which feature an I/Q interface for baseband modulation.Typical power output of this waveguide module is 15 dBm.The Model RFS-640000-V60-282 is priced at $1,099 and is available for immediate shipment. A companion receiver waveguide module, Model RFS-640000-V60-283, priced at $1,099 is also available. A pair consisting of a transmitter & receiver is available at the special price of $1,999 (RFS-640000-V60-PAIR).
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SAPPORO – Norwegian ski-jumper Roar Ljoekelsoey soared to victory in heavy snow and strong winds for his fourth World Cup title in Sapporo in six years on Sunday.Ljoekelsoey topped the field with 292.1 points after nailing jumps of 137.5 meters and 137 meters at Okurayama hill to capture his second World Cup title this season and 10th overall. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 12.9 percent, up from 5.2 percent in March. The comparable U.S rate rose from 4.4 percent to 14.7 percent. In the release from DLWD, COVID-19 caused disruptions across the state, especially to public-facing businesses such as stores, bars, restaurants, and other gathering places. April is when visitor-related industries, construction, and other industries normally start adding jobs to prepare for the state’s busy summer season. Disruptions touched every major industry in Alaska, although by varying degrees. Leisure and hospitality were down the most, numerically and in percent terms, dropping 48.1 percent from last April (-15,600). Retail lost 5,000 jobs, or 14.3 percent. Local government lost 4,000 jobs in both public education and government. State government employment fell by 1,500, with the majority of losses in the University of Alaska. Census hiring made federal government the only sector to have more jobs this April than last (about 700). FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s job count was down 13.1 percent in April from the same month last year, a loss of 42,200 jobs, according to a release issued by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Photo provided by: BlueCrest Energy Some of these jobs are expected to return as restrictions ease, but many seasonal jobs aren’t expected to materialize this year — such as those serving cruise ship tourists. Others will return only slowly as employers assess uncertain demand and changing operating procedures as a result of the pandemic.