Health corporation urges coronavirus testing for anyone traveling to Bethel

first_imgCoronavirus | WesternHealth corporation urges coronavirus testing for anyone traveling to BethelMay 26, 2020 by Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK Share:Volunteer Lucas Salzbrun hands out swabs and gives directions on how to do a self-swab at the airport coronavirus test site in Bethel, Alaska on April 29, 2020. (Photo courtesy Katie Basile/KYUK)The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is urging all airline passengers arriving in Bethel to get tested for the coronavirus. Corporation CEO and President Dan Winkelman is also calling on the governor and employers to encourage volunteer testing.“Gov. Dunleavy should strongly urge passengers to volunteer for COVID-19 testing at remote airports when they are available as he eases mandates,” Winkelman wrote in a statement. “Testing is a core public health strategy to detect, isolate, and trace new cases, and I look forward to the day that 100 percent of Alaska Airlines’ passengers are tested when arriving to Bethel.”The health corporation head warned that the region’s risk of exposure will increase as more people travel into the area. If all arriving travelers are tested, then any possible contagion can be traced and contained as health mandates are lifted and flights increase.“YKHC encourages all businesses and organizations that have employees who travel from out-of-region to Bethel to urge their staff to volunteer for free COVID-19 testing upon arrival at the Bethel airport,” Winkelman said. “We also encourage all passengers, whether local residents or visitors, to agree to free COVID-19 testing at the Bethel airport.”The health corporation has been offering testing free to all arriving passengers since April 23 outside the Alaska Airlines terminal. Fewer than half of the passengers have opted to get tested.Corporation spokesperson Mitchell Forbes says that health officials are confident that the virus is not spreading person-to-person within the region, which means the only way it can enter the Y-K Delta is through incoming travelers. The two confirmed cases of coronavirus in the region came from people who had traveled outside the Y-K Delta.On May 22, Dunleavy lifted many state health mandates requiring public health measures to contain the virus. Some localities, including some villages, are keeping restrictions in place. The reopening came one week after YKHC confirmed the second positive test in the region, and the first case in a village outside of Bethel. The person had received a coronavirus test at the Bethel airport, allowing health officials to quickly contain and respond to the case.In a statement, YKHC said, “This case highlights the urgent need for all passengers to be tested.”State health mandates remain in place prohibiting travel to or from off-road communities, like Bethel, except for critical personal needs, to conduct essential services, or for critical infrastructure. Mandates also remain in place for people arriving in Alaska from outside the state to self-quarantine for two weeks.Share this story:last_img read more

After Bethel students fail more than half of their classes, parents urge schools to reopen

first_imgCoronavirus | Education | SouthwestAfter Bethel students fail more than half of their classes, parents urge schools to reopenJanuary 29, 2021 by Greg Kim, KYUK – Bethel Share:Gladys Jung Elementary School in Bethel, Alaska (Katie Basile/KYUK)Parents are becoming increasingly distressed about their children’s education during the pandemic. Several called in to the Lower Kuskokwim School District board meeting on Jan. 27, pleading for the district to reopen schools to students.It has become clear just how poorly students are responding to remote learning. The school district released a report of students’ grades during the first semester, which can only be described as dismal.“I was shocked, during the school reports, about the high numbers of students that are not engaging at all in school,” said Megan Newport, parent of a student at Ayaprun Elitnaurvik.She was one of four Bethel parents who called into LKSD’s board meeting, urging the district to reopen schools. Two parents called in cautioning against a rush to do so.Reports show Bethel high schoolers failed 59% of their first semester classes. In 36% to 52% of kindergarten through eighth-grade classes, students didn’t even turn in enough work to receive a grade. That’s what Newport meant by “not engaging.” Grades in villages looked a little better than in Bethel, but the rate of failed classes was still alarming.“Even the most cursory review of the current data on attendance, no basis grading, and student failure rates provides overwhelming proof that LKSD is currently in the midst of an unprecedented educational crisis,” Newport said.LKSD has acknowledged the problem and is trying to fix it. Assistant Superintendent Ed Pekar said that the district is forming a committee of principals, teachers and students, and has hired consultants and researchers, all tasked with identifying how to re-engage students who have tuned out of school during the pandemic.Along with that measure, Superintendent Kimberly Hankins hopes that the intranet — which functions like a limited internet — will improve remote learning. But now more than halfway through the school year, many teachers and students are still struggling to connect to and learn how to use the intranet. Norman Ayagalria, a teacher in Napakiak, said that given the problems with the intranet he’d rather not use it at all.“In Napakiak and some of the villages, intranet has not been working,” Ayagalria said. “I’m not going to be spending some time on something that is not consistently working. I’d rather have iPads and paper and pencil.”Several parents at the Jan. 27 board meeting in favor of reopening schools also brought up an article that researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Jan. 26. Researchers wrote that it would be safe to reopen schools as long as precautions are taken because “there has been little evidence that schools have contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission.”But according to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges, schools have been a place where the virus spreads, at least in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.“In our region, schools in more than one community have been a significant source of seeding an entire village with cases, causing outbreaks of hundreds of cases and a handful of deaths associated with those cases,” Hodges said.The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta also consistently has one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the nation. Therefore, YKHC has recommended that schools should not resume in-person classes until three conditions are met: First, that all cases in a community can be linked to travel; second, that YKHC is announcing fewer than 25 new COVID-19 cases a week; and third, that less than 3% of coronavirus tests are coming back positive.The region is a long way away from hitting those numbers. Over the last week, YKHC announced 242 new cases, and around 12% to 15% of tests have been coming back positive.To get to the point where schools can reopen, Hodges said that as many people as possible need to get vaccinated.“We can’t vaccinate our children, so we have to surround them in a cocoon of people who have been vaccinated,” Hodges said.Right now, 16 is the minimum age for which the vaccines are approved. They are available to anyone in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta over that age. As of Jan. 27, Hodges said that YKHC had vaccinated 5,793 people, more than 20% of the region’s population, and that 1,842 people had received both doses.Within a few months, every eligible person in the region who wants the vaccine will likely have had the opportunity to receive the two required doses. At that point, Bethel parent and LKSD social worker Ryan Wheeler said that the schools should not stay closed.“If people have chosen not to be vaccinated, they’re accepting the risk that comes with living in a time where COVID is a threat to them and their physical health,” Wheeler said.The school board did not take any action on the issue of when to resume in-person classes. Board member Hugh Dyment, who works at the Bethel jail where there has been a huge COVID-19 outbreak, said that it was not yet time.“If you asked me to vote on opening Bethel schools right now, I’d say no,” Dyment said. “Because I’m familiar with what’s happening medically, and I know how quickly something can spread. I’ve seen it happen.”LKSD has a work session scheduled for Feb. 8, when board members will further discuss when schools will reopen. Whenever that time turns out to be, sports practices will come back too. Board members voted to allow sports practices as soon as students are allowed back into classrooms. However, local advisory school boards could choose to override that decision and not allow sports.Share this story:last_img read more

My LA to Z: Candice Accola

first_imgCelebrityTVMy LA to Z: Candice AccolaAccola is back as fiesty Caroline Forbes on season six of The Vampire Diaries, premiering October 2 on The CW. Here she talks professional couch crashing, her favorite hole-in-the-wall bar, and where she gets a spicy food fixBy Marielle Wakim – October 2, 20141845ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItGrand Central MarketI love the Grand Central Market and everything that it’s becoming right now. It’s open air, and being able to walk around and see all of the different spots is really fun. They’ve got this Thai place called Sticky Rice that is authentic and really delicious. I love some good spicy food! And the bakeries there are great. My girlfriend lives right near there, and if we throw dinner parties when I stay with her we pick up fun desserts and tiramisu from the little Italian spots.The Getty MuseumObviously the art is beautiful, but there’s this awesome grassy hillside right above the main waterfall area that has beautiful views of L.A. Sometimes I don’t even go see the art; I’ll just sit outside, get a snack, and read a book or people watch. It’s a nice way to clear your head a bit.  ZinqueI love Zinque for wine and small plates.  They also have these great non-traditional American breakfast dishes if you go in the morning. One of my girlfriends lives off of Abbot Kinney, so whenever I stay with her we’ll walk there and have a few glasses of vino. She has a sweet setup.  Bar 107Bar 107 is where I go if I haven’t been to L.A. in a while and need a night out with the girls. It’s kind of a hole-in-the-wall with wacky art—there’s a weird dinosaur figurine and kitschy stuff everywhere, but it’s amazing for dancing and cheap beer. I mean, it’s a bar. In the backroom, they have awesome dance music on Saturday nights. It’s not techno headache music. And they have an actual film photobooth. It’s a really fun late-night spot if you have dinner downtown.Downtown Art WalkEvery second Thursday of every month, different streets downtown shut down and galleries open up. My fiancé (The Fray’s Joe King) and his daughter and I went last time we were all in L.A. It’s fun for adults—you can drink cocktails, walk the streets, and listen to music—but they even open it up for the kids. There are free art stations, and [Joe’s kids] bought their first pieces of art there. It’s a really great thing to do in a part of the city that has been blossoming lately.Jazz Night at the Los Angeles County Museum of ArtI was finally able to go and it’s so fun! There are kids running around, everyone’s picnicking—living in Atlanta has made me so appreciative of  community. Any sense of community, really. When I was living in L.A. I was younger, and more of my community-based outings were about nightlife, so my day-time community event appreciation has just skyrocketed. Things like LACMA’s Jazz Night take away from the city’s industry vibe.Son of a GunI was a fan of [Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo] when they opened Animal. I have their cookbook, and I love Son of a Gun. We end up going every time we’re in town. It’s comfy and nice, and you can go early. We went there feeling like we had to order at least one vegetable dish because we’re very heavy eaters. They had this amazing seasonal salad, and we literally went back a couple times on one trip just for that. I like that they keep the aesthetic really simple and beautiful, and I love the community table.The French MarketI am a professional couch crasher. My friend lives around the corner from the French Market, and it has become a tradition for us to go if I stay at her place. They have a beautiful selection of things like rosé, prosciutto, goat cheese, and truffle honey, and whoever is behind the meat and cheese section is really helpful with exploring new tastes and products. It’s my favorite place to build a picnic basket.Photographs courtesy: (1) Ed Bierman, (2), (6) Parker Knight, (7) All other photographs courtesy courtesy TAGSCandice AccolaThe FrayThe Vampire DiariesPrevious articleIs Tom Ford the Saving Grace of L.A. Fashion Week?Next articleBreeders’ Cup: HistoryMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Style Social: Hayley KiyokoMy LA to Z: Nina DobrevThe Saban Community Clinic Gala Prevails Despite A Few Roadblockslast_img read more

News / Vietnam the new global hot-spot as pirates become hi-tech hackers to find high-value cargo

first_img Piracy attacks in South-east Asia now account for 60% of global incidents, with a surge of activity in Vietnam marking it as a new global hotspot.Using data from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a new report by insurance firm Allianz shows global piracy attacks increased for the first time in five years in 2015, albeit by just one incident, up to 246 compared with 245 in 2014.While attacks in Africa are declining as international naval efforts slow down piracy off the coasts of Nigeria and Somalia, incidents are increasing in South-east Asia, with 55% of the region’s 147 attacks taking place against moving vessels, compared with 37% a year earlier.“A problem in the region is that the traffic is very dense and different national territorial waters are adjacent to each other, making it very hard to distinguish who has responsibility,” said Captain Jarek Klimczak, Allianz senior marine risk consultant.The majority of attacks were low-level theft, which the IMB says increases risks to vessels and crew. This was the case in Vietnam, where a surge of robberies on anchored vessels at the port of Vung Tau meant total nationwide incidents leapt from seven to 27.And Vietnam is growing increasingly wary of regional piracy. According to local news reports, the Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine) has ordered port authorities across the country to inform shipowners of increasing crew abduction incidents in regional waters.Vinamarine acted after receiving a report from the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP). The report cited three tugboat hijacking incidents in the coastal areas off eastern Sabah, Malaysia, and the southern Philippines.Meanwhile, the Allianz report also highlights the relatively new phenomenon of ‘cyber-savvy pirates’ and the threat they pose to shipping companies.Ron Johnson, regional marine manager for Allianz Pacific, cites the growing utilisation of Internet of Things (IOT) cloud-based technologies by the maritime industry as fuelling the “potential for hackers to access shipping company and port records, as well as on-board vessel identification and navigational systems”.He added: “This leaves the entire shipping system exposed, enabling pirates and terrorists to identify target cargo and obtain information about more vulnerable ships and locations”.In one recent example of the risk posed by so-called hacker-pirates, US telecoms giant Verizon made global headlines in March by revealing its role in foiling high-seas piracy aided by network intrusion.Verizon’s security response team helped a major container carrier avoid further cargo losses after it suffered a series of highly targeted attacks, whereby, after boarding a vessel and forcing the crew into hiding, pirates would seek out and ransack specific containers, already aware of the high-value cargo within.Recounting the incident in its Data Breach Digest report, Verizon said: “They’d board a vessel, locate by barcode specific sought-after crates containing valuables, steal the contents of that crate – and that crate only – and then depart the vessel without further incident. Fast, clean and easy.”Upon investigation, the Verizon team was able to identify the source of the security breach as a web-based content management system (CMS) the container carrier used to handle bills of lading. After identifying the source of the hack, the servers were shut down to fix the vulnerability and prevent further targeted attack.Although the risk of loss or damage as a direct result of cybercrime remains low, Allianz says, more needs to be done to educate shipping companies since “generally the risk is not well understood and the consequences can be disastrous.” By Sam Whelan 11/05/2016last_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: CH Robinson – cracks on the road to value

first_img Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Email* By Alessandro Pasetti 01/05/2019 Premium subscriber LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please Login Forgotten your password? Please click here Reset Your Password Email* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Password* << Go back “A penny spar’d is twice got”, my grandma used to say.If only she had been the chief advisor to CH Robinson, perhaps the US behemoth wouldn’t be here, I thought last night when its quarterly results hit the wires.One out, then one in, then…?Before going through its 8-k for the first quarter (Q1) together, let me share some evidence according to which it is reasonable to suggest that one of the most prestigious freight brokerage companies in the US is going ... LOGIN Resetlast_img read more

Experimental TB vaccine shows promise in clinical trials

first_img Privacy Policy Related: In the LabExperimental TB vaccine shows promise in clinical trials About the Author Reprints The vaccine, which is known by the working name M72/AS01, was deemed to offer 54 percent protection based on the trial, conducted in Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia. Latent tuberculosis can be treated with drugs. But the regimens — nine months of daily treatment with the antibiotic isoniazid or four months with another antibiotic, rifampin — are cumbersome. Inevitably a treatment that requires months of daily medications is one that some portion of people will stop taking.Dr. Dick Menzies, who recently published landmark studies showing that the four-month course of rifampin was as effective as nine months of isoniazid, was enthused about the data on the TB vaccine.Rifampin might be a bit more effective than the vaccine, but the fact that vaccine is a one-and-done treatment that will likely cost the health system less means the vaccine might be used by low- and middle-income countries, he said.Menzies, a respirologist and professor of medicine at Montreal’s McGill University, called the study findings “a big step forward.” Menzies was not involved in the research.An editorial on the study published in the journal suggested the findings — which come from a Phase 2b, or intermediate stage, clinical trial — could be the foundation for further research. Please enter a valid email address. Dr. Barry Bloom, a former dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, called the findings a proof of principle. He suggested it would be worth exploring whether the vaccine could be tweaked to improve on the efficacy.Additional studies will also be needed to determine how long protection from the vaccine lasts, Bloom said, as vaccinated people might need to have booster shots later.GSK and Aeras said study of the vaccine continues. But they celebrated these findings.“Given the overwhelming public health need, the importance of these promising results, which need to be confirmed through additional clinical research, cannot be overstated, said Jacqui Shea, chief executive officer of Aeras. “An effective vaccine, able to reduce transmission, would be by far the most impactful new intervention to end the global tuberculosis epidemic.” Helen Branswell By Helen Branswell Sept. 28, 2018 Reprints Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. STAT+: Exclusive analysis of biopharma, health policy, and the life sciences. Tags infectious diseaseresearch “Since we do not have any vaccines that can decrease the transition from TB latency to active TB disease, a vaccine with a 54 percent efficacy signal is impressive and an important advance,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.“We obviously want to improve on this and optimize the efficacy to greater than 54 percent; however, this is in and of itself an important advance in TB research,” said Fauci, who was not involved in the research.There is an existing TB vaccine, called bacilli Calmette-Guérin, or BCG. But studies have shown conflicting results about its effectiveness; it is not generally used in the United States.People who contract tuberculosis have a 5 percent to 15 percent lifetime risk that their latent infection will progress to active disease. The WHO estimates that in 2017, 10 million people became ill with TB and 1.6 million people died from the disease. A child is given a new TB vaccine as part of a clinical trial in South Africa in 2011. RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images @HelenBranswell Leave this field empty if you’re human: If this were a new mumps vaccine, that figure would lead to the shelving of the project. But given the enormous number of people around the globe who are infected with TB — the World Health Organization estimates that a quarter of the world’s population has latent TB — these results are being met with a lot of excitement.advertisement Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. As world leaders pledged support for the fight against tuberculosis at the United Nations this week, some good news in the effort to develop weapons to combat the bacterium nearly slipped under the radar.An experimental TB vaccine showed solid protection in a clinical trial reported Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The vaccine is being developed by GSK and Aeras, a nonprofit organization working on affordable tuberculosis vaccines.The vaccine was tested in volunteers with latent tuberculosis — in other words, people who had been infected, but who did not at the time of vaccination have active TB disease. People who received placebo vaccine progressed from latent to active disease at roughly twice the rate of people in the trial who received the active vaccine.advertisement ‘It’s very gratifying’: Pair of studies raise hopes for safer treatment of latent tuberculosis last_img read more

Portlaoise native makes Ireland Women’s rugby match panel for first November series game

first_imgHome Sport Rugby Portlaoise native makes Ireland Women’s rugby match panel for first November series… SportRugby By Siun Lennon – 15th November 2018 Facebook TAGSEmma HoobanIreland Womens rugby Community WhatsApp Pinterest Council Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Twitter Emma Hooban with her dad Pat This rise of this young woman through the game is nothing short of remarkable!Portlaoise woman Emma Hooban has been named in the Ireland match day panel of 23 for the upcoming November series match against the USA.The promising 21 year old hooker is in the squad to play in the November international at Energia Park in Donnybrook on Sunday, November 18 at 1pm.There are ten changes to the side that lined out against England in the final round of last season’s Six Nations.Emma is among the four uncapped in the squad.The former Scoil Chriost Rí’s student talent has certainly shone through in recent months in particular.Fresh from winning the Interprovincial Cup with Leinster, Emma was then named in the Ireland squad for the upcoming November series.Speaking about the team announcement, manager Adam Griggs said: “We’ve named what we believe to be an exciting side for this weekend’s game, with a blend of experienced players along with some new faces who have impressed across the Women’s All-Ireland League and the Interprovincial Championship.“We’ve had some really good preparation over the last two months in camp and the competition amongst the squad has really driven our standards, which in turn has raised the quality of our rugby throughout the side.“Selections were not an easy task and the players chosen to represent our squad and the jersey this week have stood up and worked hard to earn their selection.”Hooban is now following in the footsteps of fellow Laois woman Alison Miller who has represented her country for a number of years but is currently recovering from a horrific leg injury.Best of luck Emma!Emma in action for LeinsterIreland squad named to face USA: 15. Lauren Delany (Firwood Waterloo Ladies/IQ Rugby) *14. Eimear Considine (UL Bohemians/Munster)13. Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/Leinster)12. Michelle Claffey (Blackrock/Leinster)11. Laura Sheehan (UL Bohemians/Munster) *10. Nikki Caughey (Railway Union/Leinster)9. Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union/Leinster)1. Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/Leinster)2. Sarah Mimnagh (Richmond/IQ Rugby)3. Fiona Reidy (UL Bohemians/Munster)4. Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/Leinster)5. Ciara Cooney (Railway Union/Leinster)6. Edel McMahon (Galwegians/Connacht)7. Claire Molloy (Wasps)8. Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemians/Munster) (capt)Replacements:16. Emma Hooban (St. Mary’s/Leinster) *17. Laura Feely (Galwegians/Connacht)18. Leah Lyons (Harlequins)19. Nichola Fryday (Galwegians/Connacht)20. Jeamie Deacon (Blackrock/Leinster)21. Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemians/Munster)22. Claire McLaughlin (Old Belvedere/Ulster)23. Beibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe/Connacht) *Fixtures are as follows:IRELAND WOMEN v USA WomenEnergia Park, Donnybrook – Sunday, November 18, kick-off 1pmEngland Women v IRELAND WOMENTwickenham Stadium, London – Saturday, November 24, kick-off 5.40pmTickets are on sale now from The game will be live streamed here.SEE ALSO – Laois footballer hoping to help Scottish  GAA side to All Ireland glory Community Pinterest Previous articlePortlaoise Singers looking forward to Christmas Show number 45Next articleLooking back on the mighty Portlaoise hurling team of 1998 Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Twitter WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Portlaoise native makes Ireland Women’s rugby match panel for first November series game New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Five young entrepreneurs from Scotland win national award

first_imgFive young entrepreneurs from Scotland win national award Five of this year’s Young Innovator Award winners, announced today by Innovate UK and The Prince’s Trust, are from Scotland. The winners will receive a £5,000 grant, one-on-one business coaching and an allowance to cover living costs.The Scottish innovators looking to make the world a better place are:Nina Birchard, 24, Glasgow, who has designed the Newborn Rescue Towel, a low cost emergency medical device which provides thermal support and the correct positioning to aid resuscitation in newborns.Lucy Fisher, 25, Aberdeen, who has taken a childhood passion for knitting and turned it into a business. Knit It aims to bring knitting into the 21st century via a new digital platform which enables knitters to have a choice in how they follow a pattern and guides them through creating their new designs.Elena Höge, 28, Edinburgh, who is creating educational games like Wholesome, a mobile forest school experience that teaches children and adults about nature, including how to forage and cook with wild food.Iona Mackenzie, 26, Edinburgh, whose Talk and Grow business aims to take the stress out of finding a therapist for those in need of support in Edinburgh with an online matching and booking platform to pair clients with a number of local counsellors.Petra Baiba Olehno, 30, a Glasgow-based Latvian who wants to create REPAIREL, a one-stop-shop for buying ethical footwear online which allows people to compare information about shoes and brands.The Young Innovators Awards recognise young people from across the UK with great business ideas who have the potential to become successful entrepreneurs and future leaders in innovation.Following an unprecedented level of entries, with an 87% increase in applications year-on-year, 64 young people have started the New Year with a boost after getting the coveted award, double the number of award winners/recipients of previous years.With recent research showing over a third of 18 to 34 year olds want to launch an independent enterprise in 2021, compared to 28% of 35 to 54 year olds, it’s even more important the support is available to those who want to venture into starting a business.The winners from Scotland, are five of 64 inspiring young people who will receive Young Innovators Awards this year, each benefitting from a £5,000 grant, one-on-one business coaching and an allowance to cover living costs. The programme is set to continue awarding young people from diverse backgrounds until at least 2023. This year, 49% of the winners are female; nearly a third are Black, Asian or from an ethnic minority background; 17% have a disability and the projects cover all regions across the UK.From a way to help stroke survivors on the road to rehabilitation to support for parents to protect their children online, all of this year’s Young Innovators have ideas that promise to address current challenges. Ideas this year span everything from technology to physical and mental health and from sustainability to fashion.Commenting on her award and project, Nina Birchard said:It is a simple, non-invasive positioning aid which ensures open airways while providing thermal support and an aide-mémoire to guide the user through the procedure. It is a novel, game-changing product which is simple to use and easy to produce.The Young Innovators Award seems like an amazing, supportive platform to learn, build and launch your business idea. I am so excited to get stuck in!Emily Nott, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Innovate UK says:With 2020 proving to be an incredibly difficult year, maintaining our focus on Young Innovators was a priority for Innovate UK since finding the great entrepreneurial minds of the future is more important than ever. Working alongside this year’s winners, Innovate UK will help them grow and develop their business idea to make the world a better, and more innovative place. We can’t wait to see what they achieve this year.UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart said:It’s fantastic to see young people so passionate about starting a business. The UK Government is committed to encouraging entrepreneurship and rewarding innovation and hard work.Investing in young people has never been more important as we bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. We have seen truly exceptional ideas from some very worthy Scottish winners. I’m delighted to see their hard work pay off and I congratulate everyone involved.Details on all 64 Young Innovators can found here. If you’re an inspiring young innovator, check out how Innovate UK could support you here /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. 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CCHM new exhibit: ‘Currents of Progress — Clark County Rivers, Roads and Ports’

first_img Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Name*Email*Website guestLabel guestLabel CCHM new exhibit: ‘Currents of Progress — Clark County Rivers, Roads and Ports’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, August 20, 2019in: Community News, Peopleshare 0 Exhibit is a family-friendly and educational exploration of Clark County’s rivers, roads, and portsVANCOUVER — Clark County Historical Museum will hold a public reception for its newest exhibit, “Currents of Progress: Clark County Rivers, Roads, and Ports,” at 5 p.m. Thu., Sept. 5. The evening will commence with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, and conclude with a First Thursday presentation at 7 p.m. on the medical practices during the Lewis and Clark expedition.CCHM new exhibit: ‘Currents of Progress -- Clark County Rivers, Roads and Ports’Ferry landing in Vancouver, is shown here at the turn of the 20th century. Photo courtesy of Clark County Historical Museum“Within the body of the community, the ports, rivers, and roads serve as the bloodstream of commerce, culture, and industry,” said Brad Richardson, executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum. “The concept that ports deeply impact every facet of our lives and community is at the core of this new exhibit.”“Currents of Progress” is a family-friendly and educational exploration of Clark County’s rivers, roads, and ports. By using interpretative panels, historical objects, interactive stations, and county-wide partnerships, visitors will discover and engage with the narrative and living history of these important systems in Clark County and Southwest Washington.Topics featured in this exhibit include Native American Nations and their relationships with the waterways; Hudson’s Bay Company; early transportation; the establishment of the ports of Vancouver, Camas-Washougal, and Ridgefield; the impact of World War I and World War II; and the state of our ports today.Objects representing this history will also be on display. Key objects include items from the Standifer and Kaiser shipyards, a large ship’s wheel from a Columbia River ferry, a ceremonial shovel used for the groundbreaking of the 1917 Interstate Bridge, and objects on loan from the Port of Vancouver and Tidewater Transportation and Terminals.For a hands-on experience, the exhibit also features knot-tying, a telegraph simulator, a semaphore flag station, and a selfie station featuring a tugboat captain’s chair.“Currents of Progress” will be open through 2023. This exhibit is sponsored by the City of Vancouver, Port of Vancouver, Port of Camas-Washougal, Port of Ridgefield, and Tidewater Transportation and Terminals.General admission for the opening reception is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3; and the evening is free with a CCHM membership. Refreshments will be available.For more information, visit, or contact the museum at (360) 993-5679 or by email at [email protected] provided by Clark County Historical Museum.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Campfires & Candlelight event recreates night of historic fire at Fort Vancouver Next : Crews respond to trees, brush fire near NE 179th StreetAdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

A five-seat Atlas-based VW SUV to break cover in New York

first_imgTrending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A teaser sketch of the five-passenger VW Atlas. The five-seat Atlas will make its full debut next week at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. RELATED TAGSAtlasVolkswagenNew YorkNew York Auto ShowNews advertisement ‹ Previous Next › Volkswagen will unveil a five-seat variant of its seven-seat Atlas at the upcoming New York auto show, the automaker said March 20, offering up a teaser sketch of the new SUV ahead of its unofficial reveal.The SUV, based on the same MQB platform as its larger sibling, will be built alongside the Atlas at VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant. The automaker held the rest of its cards close to its chest, though rumours are the new vehicle may be named the Atlas Allsport or Atlas Cross Sport — VW recently trademarked both names. The sketch shows an SUV that very much resembles the Atlas, though with a more aggressive, Arteon-influenced front end and a sleeker, coupe-style rear pillar and roof design. last_img read more