Indo-China border standoff

first_imgAmid all this, India is hopeful of healthy diplomatic engagement and restoration of peace and tranquillity at the borders. India must strive to move dynamically with the strong message of Self -Reliance in tough times like this. The kind of visuals coming from LAC is enough to tell the story as to what’s happening in the highly sensitive militarized zone. Right from the Nehru era, we never saw negotiations in matters of LAC. There were clear disagreements from both sides regarding the demarcation of this ceasefire line. Both the countries witnessed skirmishes consistently near LAC in lack of general and legal agreement about the actual position of LAC. The situation is turning tense but we can’t afford military adventurism in this crisis when the world is tackling COVID and the economy is struggling to stand at its feet. Govt is well acquainted with the expansionist policies of China but robust diplomacy will act effectively in resolving this standoff. Indian Army and PLA both retreated in the wake of diplomatic agreement and we hope some good news coming out of the negotiation table. The global opinion is against China because of the casualty of lakhs of people due to Coronavirus spread speculated to have originated from Wuhan lab.To divert the attention from all this, China is taking the help of disputed border and waging a proxy war through Nepal as well. With India at the helm of WHO probe team of COVID outbreak. Several companies are taking back their businesses from China and investing in India. The anxiety of China has increased due to the strong backlash against Chinese products.last_img read more

Louisville mayor names new interim police chief amid months of unrest

first_imgABC NewsBY: EMILY SHAPIRO(LOUISVILLE) — A new interim police chief was named in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday amid months of unrest in the city.The new interim chief, Yvette Gentry, is a former member of the Louisville Police Department who brings the “strong community relationships” needed to lead until a permanent chief is named, Mayor Greg Fischer said.Fischer said the city is hoping to name a permanent chief by end of the year. Robert Schroeder, who became interim police chief in June, is retiring. Gentry will start work on Sept. 14, working with Schroeder until he retires on Oct. 1.Gentry, who was named deputy chief of the Louisville Police Department in 2011 before leaving in 2014, said she’s not applied for the permanent chief job.She has served in the mayor’s administration and most recently worked at Metro United Way, a social services organization in Louisville.“I am a leader and I know how to lead. I know this city. I love this city,” Gentry said at a news conference Monday.Gentry said she wants the next chief to not be “rushed” into the role.Gentry, who is Black, said, “I served 20-something years willing to die for a city that wouldn’t even make my son feel welcome.”Louisville has endured months of chaos following the March death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot dead by police while in her Louisville home. No officers have been charged in connection to her death.“We gotta ask ourself: if Breonna Taylor’s name came across an application in this city, would she get an interview?” Gentry said. “[On a] board of influencers and decision-makers … does anybody look like her?”David McAtee, a Black man who owned a Louisville barbecue restaurant, was shot dead by the National Guard while police converged on the scene of protests on June 1.Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad was fired after it was announced there was no body camera footage available of McAtee’s shooting.Before McAtee was shot, Conrad said he was planning to retire at the end of June after facing immense pressure following Taylor’s death.The city’s protests stretched into this weekend, when far-right activists and those calling for justice for Taylor descended on Louisville during the Kentucky Derby.Asked if it was important to hire a Black woman as interim chief, the mayor said at Monday’s news conference that it was “important we had someone that understood the department and [has] outside perspective, as well.”Fischer said Gentry was selected because officials “wanted somebody right now that would represent some independence of viewpoint.”“The fact that she is a trailblazer [with] regard to gender and race sends a strong message to the community,” Fischer continued.To Louisville residents, Gentry said, “I know you don’t expect perfection … I believe you expect honesty and I’ll give you that.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Forecastle Festival Announces Major Additions To 2016 Lineup

first_imgTaking place from July 15-17 in Louisville, KY, the annual Forecastle Festival looks to be quite the musical celebration! With previously-announced headliners like The Avett Brothers and Alabama Shakes, the band has made some exciting additions that will only add to the fun.Today, the festival revealed a number of new additions, including Ghostland Observatory, The Arcs, Pokey Lafarge, Baauer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more! Right on.For the full lineup and more information, head to the festival’s official website. Check out the full roster of additions below:last_img

Gov’t Mule Pays Tribute To Robert Hunter At The Fillmore Detroit [Videos]

first_imgGov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes was one of the many notable musicians who penned a lovely tribute to late Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, who died on Monday evening. So it only made sense that his rock band also shared their emotions through the music by dedicating their performance at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI on Tuesday in Hunter’s memory. In doing so, the quartet made sure to mix in some of Hunter’s most beloved Grateful Dead songs into the second half of their two-set show.Related: Jimmy Buffett Dusts Off “Scarlet Begonias” At The London PalladiumGov’t Mule kept the first set filled with mostly originals beginning with the distortion-fueled “Bad Little Doggie” and continuing with songs including “Brand New Angel”, “Steppin’ Lightly”, “Larger Than Life”, “Banks Of The Deep End”, and “Funny Little Tragedy” before sending fans into set break with a cover of Ann Peebles‘ “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home”.The band returned to open the second half of the show with the lovely “Lay Of The Sunflower” before taking a brave turn into the musical abyss with their first Dead cover of the night with “Dark Star”. The covers continued with “Loser” and “Sugaree” before Mule returned to their own material with “Rocking Horse” to close the set. The band returned to the stage with special guest and Michigan native musician Larry McCray on guitar for a one-song encore cover of “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” from Jerry Garcia‘s 1974 self-titled solo album.Watch the band’s performances of “Sugaree” and “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” from Tuesday’s show below. Gov’t Mule with Larry McCray – “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” – 9/24/2019[Video: ADAM ROESNER]Gov’t Mule continues its run of fall shows with a performance at the Surf Ballroom & Museum in Clear Lake, IA on Thursday, September 26th. Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | The Fillmore | Detroit, MI | 9/24/2019Set One: Bad Little Doggie, Brand New Angel, Steppin’ Lightly, Far Away, Larger Than Life, Doing It To Death, Banks Of The Deep End, Funny Little Tragedy, Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (Ann Peebles cover)Set Two: Lay Of The Sunflower, Dark Star (Grateful Dead cover), Loser (Grateful Dead cover), Sugaree (Grateful Dead cover), Rocking HorseEncore: That’s What Love Will Make You Do* (Jerry Garcia cover)Notes:* w/ Larry McCray on guitarlast_img read more

EMS Deploys to Gulf Coast

first_imgThe government requested maximum EMS resources for both storms. Six hundred ambulances for Gustav and 533 ambulances for Ike were deployed from 35 states, with almost 50% of ground ambulances supplied by AMR’s subcontracted network providers. More than two dozen fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft were also dispatched. To complicate matters, Hurricane Hanna made landfall on the border between North and South Carolina Sept. 6. “AMR released all deployed ambulances from states affected by Hanna and backfilled with additional ambulances from non-vulnerable states,” says Delahousey. “These contiguous disaster deployments are by far the largest mobilization of EMS disaster resources in U.S. history.” Once the epinephrine is given, in order to correctly document the amount of epinephrine administered in milligrams, start with the volume of epinephrine in millimeters that was given, and then slide the decimal one more point to the left. On Sept. 1, Hurricane Gustav made landfall in southern Louisiana, prompting the evacuation of 2 million people, the largest evacuation in the state’s history. The size of the storm prompted the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to activate American Medical Response’s (AMR) national disaster contract in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. 1. Office of Inspector General Special Advisory Bulletin: Ë™Offering Gifts and Other Inducements to Beneficiaries.Ó “Never in the history of EMS has there been a deployment of this magnitude,” says Steve Delahousey, vice president of emergency preparedness for AMR, the nation’s largest ambulance service provider. “Last year we set a record, and this deployment doubled what we did last year, so we now have a new benchmark.” In short, although we_re not necessarily advocating that you abandon your home for the holidays program if it_s not tied in any way (explicitly or implicitly) to any other referrals, you should have it carefully reviewed by legal counsel knowledgeable in this area of the law. They can determine whether any potential red flags in your program may require your attention in order to be fully compliant with federal and state laws. For people with medical specialty issues EMS personnel stepped in to not only rescue, but care for these individuals, who were sometimes left without family. “This is the epitome of the demonstration of EMS personnel actually caring for their neighbors and being the safety net when everything else fails,” says Persse. How do Home for the Holidays programs potentially violate the AKS? In some cases, the ambulance service may be offering this free program to induce an SNF to select it as the primary or exclusive provider of ambulance services for the facility. In such a case, or in any similar situation where these free holiday transports are tied in with any type of business arrangementÆ’either explicitly or implicitlyÆ’in which the ambulance service receives Medicare or other federal health-care program business,”žit may appear to the OIG or other enforcement agencies that the free transports are merely an inducement to secure other business from the facility.And this could be viewed as an AKS violation. In addition, these free trips could be seen as a potential inducement to the patient, because their value would far exceed the OIG_s Ë™de minimisÓ threshold for items of value that may be given to a Medicare beneficiary ($10 Ë™one timeÓ gifts or $50 annual aggregate value). Know Your Patients:”žThe Killer in Granny_s PurseAccording to a study recently published in Annals of Emergency Medicine, between 2003 and 2006, 9,179 children under the age of six were reported to poison centers as having been exposed to prescription opiates. Most of the poisonings occurred from hydrocodone or oxycodone (Vicodin and Percocet), among other drugs. Eight of the children diedÆ’all of them under the age of three; 43 sustained life-threatening or disabling events; and 214 experienced prolonged but non-life-threatening events. Ë™Young children are naturally curious, and most of our reports indicated that the accidental overdosing occurred when children found lost or discarded tablets, an open”žcontainer or”žpar_tially filled cups of medication,Ó says the study_s lead author J. Elisa Bailey. Expert Tip”žfor Stress-FreePediatric EPI DosingCalculating and drawing up 0.01 mg/kgÆ’the standard doseÆ’of epinephrine using the 1:10,000 solution (0.1 mg/mL) during a pediatric resuscitation can be a daunting task for any health-care provider. The next time you_re confronted with a pediatric resuscitation and need to quickly and confidently draw up and administer a standard dose of epinephrine, all you have to do is remember the acronym Ë™PEDS=SD,Ó which stands for Ë™Pediatric Epinephrine Dosing Story=Slide the Decimals.Ó Quick Take:Physio Replaces 249 AEDs, Physio-Control recently gave new 249 LifePak CR Plus automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to 41 customers to replace devices recalled by the FDA. Physio-Control spokesperson Ann Devine says the recalled devices were designed to shock a patient automatically when appropriate, but a Ë™software problemÓ incorrectly directed rescuers to push a shock button (which was hidden). Physio-Control also makes a semiautomatic LP CR model that does require someone to push a shock button.”žJEMS A Far Better ResponseResponse to large disasters, such as Gustav and Ike, becomes more efficient and streamlined as emergency medical personnel and various disaster agencies learn to communicate and cooperate together, according to Copple. “Communication, coordination and sharing information is a huge part of making it all work,” she says. “And we’ve been doing much better at that.” “EMS personnel came literally from around the country through FEMA,” says David Persse, MD, medical director of EMS and public health authority for the City of Houston. Rescue & RecoveryIn all, 12,154 people were deployed to handle the disasters, including EMS personnel, state personnel, National Guard personnel, incident management teams, law enforcement, fire-hazard management, and swift water rescue. Because the storm disasters were so close together, personnel typically stayed on, deploying every seven to 14 days. Of course, other factors suggest such a free transport program at the holidays may not always pose a substantial AKS risk. For instance, some programs are run by non-profit services that regularly provide 9-1-1 emergency service to the facility, which usually means the facility can_t be Ë™steeredÓ or influenced in their choice of 9-1-1 provider, so there_s no nexus between the free holiday transports and the facility_s selection of a primary provider. It_s also possible that the OIG would, in the absence of any explicit or implicit tying of the free transports to any other referrals, view the arrangement as harmless under the AKS where these programs are limited in scope and duration and other safeguards are put into place. The OIG also issues Advisory Opinions on whether specific arrangements violate the AKS, and anyone involved in such a program may request an Advisory Opinion on this subject. To date, no Advisory Opinions on this point have been issued by the OIG. For example, for 1.3 ml of epinephrine administered, document 0.13 mg of epinephrine on the code sheet. Still, Copple stresses that continuing education is critical as we prepare for the next large disaster. “I think we’ve got a long way to go to get to the point where everyone_s on common ground and following the incident command system,” she says. “But the biggest lessons are always learned from the largest disasters.”–Cynthia Kincaid Nursing home patients were evacuated with the aid of ambulances, buses and National Guard troops, according to Angela Copple, coordinator for the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). Ë™Texas has a lot of bus contracts, and they used a lot of buses.Ó”ž “When the storm hit, we were in a much better position to initiate the response and recovery phases.” For example, for a 13-kg child, you would draw up 1.3 ml of the 1:10,000 epinephrine solution. Pro Bono: Trip to Grandma’s House A Violation?Some ambulance services provide free transports of skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents and other facility inpatients back to their homes, allowing them to visit with their families over the holiday season.”žThese Ë™Home for the HolidaysÓ programs are often viewed as a source of goodwill in the community. However, state and federal enforcement authorities, such as the U.S Department of Health and Human Services_ Office of Inspector General (OIG, which investigates Medicare fraud) see these arrangements as potential violations of a federal law called the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), which prohibits giving something of value to someone in a position to steer referrals of Medicare business to a health-care provider. Pro Bono is written by attorneysDoug WolfbergandSteve WirthofPage,Wolfberg & Wirth LLC,a national EMS-industry law firm. Visit the firm_s Web site for more”žEMS law information. While the Gulf Coast still recovered from Gustav, Hurricane Ike made landfall in Galveston and Houston, Texas, on Sept. 12. The diameter of Ike’s forceful winds made it one of the largest Atlantic hurricanes on record, and FEMA called upon AMR once again. Pre-planning and contractual agreements have also been key, especially between the states and the federal government. Without these plans, which were born out of previous disasters like hurricanes Rita and Katrina, states would be left to fend for themselves. So what_s the story? In any code scenario, first responders need to quickly draw up the proper volume of epinephrine. To do this, start with the child_s weight in kilograms. To quickly draw up the proper volume of standard dose epinephrine, slide the decimal one point over to the left. Department of Health and Human Services Lt. Commander Bruce Dell characterized AMR’s performance by saying, “Deploying roughly 600 ambulances across three Gulf States is grossly equivalent to a U.S. Army Armored Division deployed across an area more than twice the size of Iraq.” Persse couldn’t agree more. “When Hurricane Ike came through and Hurricane Gustav was headed our way, we got things done that in the past we would have only hoped would have gotten done,” he says. If you remember Ë™PEDS=SDÓ and the examples cited here for drawing up, administering and documenting epinephrine doses during a pediatric code, you_ll never have to endure another stressful pediatric epinephrine calculation.”žÆ’Alson S. Inaba, MD, FAAP Copple echoes that sentiment. “EMAC would not work were it not for the people who are so passionate about helping one another in times of disaster,” she notes. “It amazes me how selfless people are when, in the face of disaster, they stop their lives to go help somebody else.” Once the storms passed, EMS personnel were kept busy, particularly in”žHouston, assisting people suffering from injuries sustained from downed trees, chainsaws, falls from ladders and roofs, and electrocutions. “The vast majority of chainsaw injuries are severe, and there were lots of them,” says Persse. “We had people getting shocked because they didn’t know what to do around power lines, and all of this went on for days because Houston is such a huge area and the city suffered so much damage.”last_img read more

We identify people by their body, when face is no help

first_imgThe finding could have implications for security and law enforcement, who currently rely on facial features for recognising people. Researcher Allyson Rice said: “Psychologists and computer scientists have concentrated almost exclusively on the role of the face in person recognition. The Telegraph: When trying to recognise someone from far away or when their face is obscured, the brain uses information from a person’s body size and shape to figure out who it is. Scientists had previously thought recognition relied solely on facial features but the latest discovery found that working out who someone is from far away relies on other physical cues. “But our results show that the body can also provide important and useful identity information for person recognition.”Read the whole story: The Telegraphlast_img read more

Jamaican among Judges Sworn in as Members of International Tribunal for the Law of…

first_imgThe five judges were elected at the thirtieth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to serve a term of nine years, commencing on 1 October 2020.  Before taking up their duties, newly elected judges are required to make a solemn declaration that they will exercise their powers as judges impartially and conscientiously. The declarations were made today at a sitting of the Tribunal during a hybrid ceremony, with fifteen judges present in the courtroom and six attending via video conference link.Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… (International Tribunal For the Law of the Sea Press Release) At a public ceremony held this afternoon (1 October), Ms María Teresa Infante Caffi (Chile), Mr Jielong Duan (China), Ms Kathy-Ann Brown (Jamaica), Ms Ida Caracciolo (Italy), and Mr Maurice Kamga (Cameroon) were sworn in as members of the Tribunal. Jamaican Elected to International Tribunal for Law of the Sea(International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) Seven Members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea have been elected this week by the Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The election took place from 24 to 26…August 26, 2020In “Featured”Belizean national sworn in as CCJ JudgeThe Honourable Mr. Justice Denys Arthur Barrow was sworn in as Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today at a ceremony at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza, in his home country of Belize. The Honourable Mr Justice Barrow, who was sworn in by His Excellency Sir…June 1, 2017In “Belize”CARICOM Administrative Tribunal to be launched next weekThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has established a Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (CCAT). The CCAT will be launched at a ceremony to be held on Monday, 17 February 2020, at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Headquarters in Barbados, at which the Members of the Tribunal will be sworn in. CARICOM Heads…February 10, 2020In “31Intersessional”Share this on WhatsApp Elections for one third of the judges of the Tribunal are held every three years at the Meeting of States Parties. The judges are elected by the States Parties to the Convention by secret ballot for a term of nine years and may be re-elected.— Caribbean Community (CARICOM) (@CARICOMorg) August 27, 2020last_img read more

Horizon Global Names Barry Steele As Chief Financial Officer

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementHorizon Global Corp. announced that Barry Steele has been named the company’s chief financial officer (CFO), effective Feb. 18.Steele will have responsibility for the company’s global finance function including financial reporting, tax, treasury and financial planning and analysis. Steele will be joining Horizon Global from his role CFO at Gentherm Inc., a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications for the automotive and medical markets.Commenting on Steele’s new role with the company, Carl Bizon, Horizon Global’s president and CEO, stated, “After a comprehensive search conducted with the support of the company’s board of directors, we are pleased that Barry Steele is joining Horizon Global as its chief financial officer. Barry is a seasoned financial executive, with well-rounded and relevant experience helping lead companies in the automotive industry.“As a proven leader, Barry’s ability to execute, his focus on financial leadership and ability to drive operational excellence are expected to have an immediate impact on our business,” added Bizon. “I look forward to working closely with him and the rest of our global leaders to drive operational and financial performance improvement in the Americas and Europe-Africa to deliver shareholder value.”AdvertisementPrior to joining Horizon Global and in addition to his CFO role at Gentherm, Steele also served in a number of financial roles, including the role of CFO at Advanced Accessory Systems LLC, which was a leading global supplier of cargo management and towing systems to the automotive OEM and aftermarket. Steele is a Certified Public Accountant who began his career with Price Waterhouse LLP.The company also announced that Brian Whittman, a managing director of Alvarez & Marsal North America LLC, who has been serving as interim CFO for Horizon Global since Nov. 9, 2018, will continue to serve in that capacity until Steele joins the company. After stepping down as interim CFO, Whittman will hold the title of vice president, finance through the filing of Horizon Global’s 10-K.last_img read more

Food & Beverage News

first_imgSt. Patrick’s At Rowdy HallRowdy Hall in East Hampton is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with special Irish fare and drink specials on Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17. The specials will return on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, to honor the Montauk St. Patrick’s Day parade.Drink specials include Irish mimosas (OJ and Magner’s) for $3, a St. Patty’s Rowdy Tap for $6, and Magner’s Cider for $6. A lunch and dinner prix fixe will be available all day and night on March 16 and 17. Classics include corned beef and cabbage and bangers and mash. The following weekend, enjoy the drink specials as well as a la carte specials.Indian Wells TavernIndian Wells Tavern in Amagansett will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish fare and drink specials on Sunday, March 17. Diners may enjoy $5 Jameson shots and Guinness drafts alongside a corned beef hash and cabbage special. The specials will be offered all day long.Chef Jack FormicaChef Jack FormicaAs part of THAWfest 2019, Amagansett Food Institute and the Southampton History Museum will co-host a hands-on workshop with Chef Jack Formica on Saturday, March 23, starting at 11:30 AM at Rogers Mansion in Southampton. The chef will focus on foods that are regionally available, with a particular emphasis on living/raw foods.Formica is a chef, farmer, and forager who shares AFI’s mission to create a more sustainable and equitable local food system. He previously served as the chef at AFI’s South Fork Kitchens Café and has participated in many other activities related to AFI’s mission.The event will begin with a cooking workshop and presentation and will be followed by a tasting, discussion, and open house. The cost is $10. For more info, visit [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Virtual Forums Scheduled on Southampton Town Housing Plan

first_imgThe Town of Southampton has planned a series of virtual public forums so town officials can gather community input as they prepare a new housing plan.Each forum will focus on a specific hamlet or a group of closely knit hamlets. They will begin with North Sea on Tuesday, July 21 and continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August. All forums will start at 7 p.m.“The Housing Plan will guide the Town in its future development of affordable housing,” said Diana Weir, the director of housing and community services. “Community input is the most important part of this process and we encourage everyone to participate.”The plan will be adopted by the town board as an updated element of the Comprehensive Plan. The town’s planning consultants, VHB from White Plains, will conduct the virtual forums.The schedule for the forums are as follows:• North Sea – Tuesday, July 21• Noyac  – Thursday, July 23• Southampton, Shinnecock Hills and Tuckahoe – Wednesday, July 29• Water Mill – Thursday, July 30• Westhampton, Speonk, Remsenburg, Eastport and Quiogue – Tuesday, August 4• Bridgehampton  – Thursday, August 6• East Quogue – Tuesday, August 11• Flanders, Riverside and Northampton – Thursday, August 13• Hampton Bays – Tuesday, August 18Access information is available on the town’s [email protected] Sharelast_img read more