The U.S. Government has donated another supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak which is affecting Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.The donation, including aprons, face masks, gowns, caps and cadaver bags, are in addition to a previous donation by the U.S. Government. Last week, the U.S. Government made a similar donation, including rubber boots, coveralls and gloves, which will protect health workers who are at the forefront of providing essential care to patients who are suspected or confirmed to have the Ebola virus. Health workers who use the protective equipment as recommended are protected from exposure to blood or body fluids from infected patients.In presenting the items recently to the Government of Liberia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Liberia Mission Director, John Mark Winfield, said the U.S. Government is committed to helping in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus.World Health Organization Representative to Liberia Dr. Nestor Ndayimirije, who received the donations, immediately passed the essential equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and thanked the U.S. Government for the donations, which he said will help boost Liberia’s response to the Ebola virus.Dr. Ndayimirije said partnership was important in the fight against the outbreak, and urged stakeholders to unite to improve the response by making sure no health worker is infected and dies because of the lack of protective gear.In receiving the PPE, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn, warned that communities and religious institutions should not try to serve as health facilities. She said Liberians are still in the denial stage, which is fuelling a deterioration of the situation. “At this point, you do not know what you are dealing with,” Dr. Dahn said. “So, don’t keep sick people in your homes or facilities. “Three weeks ago, Liberia experienced a second wave of the outbreak. Since that time, more than 30 persons have died of the disease.The U.S. Government has provided additional support to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to mitigate the Ebola outbreak, which includes supplying materials and messaging in communities to prevent the spread of Ebola, training environmental health technicians, financial support for deployment of field teams to the WHO Africa Regional Office and WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), training of health workers in contact tracing, and the provision of essential supplies for collection, preservation, transport and analysis of blood specimens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Executive Director of the JCPD, Dr. Christine Hendricks, told JIS News that scholarships available to persons with disabilities include the Margaret Moody Scholarship, the Jamaica Society for the Blind Scholarship and the Marlon King Memorial Scholarship. The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is encouraging young persons with disabilities to take advantage of scholarships being offered at both the secondary and tertiary levels. Story Highlights The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is encouraging young persons with disabilities to take advantage of scholarships being offered at both the secondary and tertiary levels.Executive Director of the JCPD, Dr. Christine Hendricks, told JIS News that scholarships available to persons with disabilities include the Margaret Moody Scholarship, the Jamaica Society for the Blind Scholarship and the Marlon King Memorial Scholarship.The Margaret Moody Scholarship, administered by the JCPD, is open to persons pursuing studies at the diploma, associate degree or bachelor’s degree level.Dr. Hendricks said the scholarship scheme was established with the objective to provide financial assistance to persons with disabilities to enable access to tertiary education and courses for specialist qualification, and to encourage academic excellence among persons with disabilities.She further said that the scholarship aims to impact the ability of disabled persons to integrate into the employment sector and to strengthen the sector through improved self-advocacy; leadership for community development; and the stimulation of a more positive attitude for self-actualisation among persons with disabilities.The Margaret Moody Scholarship is named in honour of a former nurse, who bequeathed a grant of $582,392 to the community of disabled persons when she died in 1985. The money was invested on behalf of the sector and the interest from the investment is used to finance the scholarship annually.Scholarship grants do not exceed $150,000 per student per annum and can be used for tuition, boarding and other academic material.Dr. Hendricks said the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB) Scholarship is for persons who are blind or visually impaired, while the Marlon King Memorial Scholarship is for persons with all types of disabilities, except blindness or visual impairment.Scholarships are valued at $50,000 at the secondary level and $100,000 at the tertiary level.The deadline for application to the three scholarships is July 31, and applicants must be registered with the JCPD to be eligible.All application forms are available on the JCPD’s website at www.jcpdja.com and at the JCPD’s office at 18 Ripon Road in St. Andrew. The application forms for the JSB Scholarship and the Marlon King Memorial Scholarship are also available at the Jamaica Society for the Blind at 111½ Old Hope Road.Interested persons may also contact the JCPD at 968-8373, 968-0623 or 926-9374-6.“We want to encourage persons with disabilities, some who may never have heard about [these scholarships], to apply. We know that from time to time persons have challenges finding money for tuition, particularly at the higher level. So, we want them to know assistance is available,” Dr. Hendricks said.She added that the scholarships are particularly important to the disabled community, as they give a fair opportunity for access, without the possibility of discrimination.Dr. Hendricks also encouraged persons with disabilities to check with the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Office, for Special Student Services; and the UWI Centre for Disability Studies for additional scholarship options. Dr. Hendricks said the scholarship scheme was established with the objective to provide financial assistance to persons with disabilities to enable access to tertiary education and courses for specialist qualification, and to encourage academic excellence among persons with disabilities.
BETHLEHEM, PA — Dean’s List status at Lehigh University, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Ellen Klucznik, of Wilmington, in the Spring 2019 semester.About Lehigh UniversityFor more than 150 years, Lehigh University (lehigh.edu) has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh’s four colleges – College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science – provide opportunities to 7,000 students to discover and grow in a learning community that promotes interdisciplinary programs with real-world experience.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Lehigh University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Ellen Klucznik Named To Dean’s List At Lehigh UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At MCPHSIn “Education”
Hybrids Car Industry SUVs More From Roadshow 2019 BMW X5 is a great return to form Share your voice 0 2019 BMW X7 first drive: Big-time Bavarian 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Now playing: Watch this: 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 5:36 Enlarge ImageBMW’s forthcoming 2020 X5 xDrive45e will have its battery pack built in South Carolina by BMW. BMW BMW is gearing up to release hybrid versions of two extremely popular models — the X3 and X5 — the latter of which is slated to start production Aug. 1. Rather than having some other company assemble the battery packs for these vehicles, which is a relatively common practice in the industry, BMW prefers to do it itself.Of course, that requires some smart logistics. Thankfully BMW is pretty good at that, which is why it’s been able to double its battery pack production capacity in its Spartanburg, South Carolina factory, which the company announced on Wednesday. This means it’s invested $10 million in the battery facility and increased its size to over 86,000 square-feet.Beyond that, BMW has invested a further $10 million in its PHEV production line in Spartanburg. Clearly, it’s planning on selling a lot of X5 xDrive45e and X3 xDrive30e models, the latter of which will go into production in December.We drove the xDrive45e earlier this year alongside three other BMW PHEVs, and it was far and away our favorite thanks to the nearly 400 horsepower provided by its hybrid drivetrain. Its 24 kilowatt-hour battery is more than double the size of the previous X5 PHEV, and that makes it much more practical to use in EV mode.BMW’s Spartanburg factory has been in operation for 24 years, with its battery pack production line having been in full-swing for the last four. 11 Photos Post a comment BMW The 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e has a big battery pack for improved efficiency BMW
Deepika Padukone and Suman RaoPR HandoutDeepika Padukone has been creating a buzz not only across Bollywood but all over the world for not just being a global icon but an inspiration, for one and all. The actress is ruling as a global icon and she is capturing hearts wherever she goes.Recently, she was appreciated by the 2019 Miss India winner Suman Rao. The beauty shared, “My favourite actress is Deepika Padukone. She really inspires me for the person she is and the way she carries herself I really love her personality”. This truly is a sight to see one beauty be all praises for another- talking about how much she respects her.This is not the first time that the actress is receiving praise for who she is. Earlier as well, many iconic stars have expressed their love and admiration towards her for her strikingly impressive work. From being the leading lady to being vocal about her journey with depression, Deepika proves to be an inspiration.Deepika’s charm has not only captivated the Indian masses but has left an impact on Hollywood’s biggest names as well. The actress is the first choice for every iconic director for her presence where she is well known for her versatility and professionalism.Not only that but each and every prominent brand wants to collaborate with her for the iconic presence she holds.Recently at an awards ceremony, Deepika received the “Millennial of the Year” award and she deserved every bit of it. The actress is well known for making brave and bold choices and apart from that, she is super relatable and fun which undoubtedly makes her the Millennial star for all.Apart from work, the actress is killing it with her ravishing looks during Met Gala and Cannes. She is the talk of the town and the fan-frenzy is always super thrilled and supportive of whatever she does.In a recent development, Deepika Padukone also commands over the title of being the most commercially viable actress in the industry.On the work front, Deepika will be next seen in Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Chhapaak’, which is based on the life of acid attack survivor — Laxmi Agarwal. The movie also stars Vikrant Massey in a key role. Deepika’s most anticipated upcoming movie is all set to release on 10th January 2020.Apart from that, the actress confirmed that she will be playing the role of Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia in the upcoming Ranveer Singh starrer ’83. The beautiful couple will be sharing the screen for the first time since their wedding.
Map of ChuadangaMembers of Border Guard Bangladesh seized 320 gold bars weighing around 37 kilogrammes from the Mathabhanga river along Nastipur border in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga on Wednesday noon.Being tipped-off that a consignment of gold would be smuggled to India through the border, BGB members took position around no 80 pillar since the morning, said Iman Hasan, a commanding officer of BGB battalion.The BGB team challenged three people who were moving around the pillar around 3:00pm, he said.Sensing danger, the trio threw three bags they were carrying into the river and crossed into the Indian territory swimming across the river, reports UNB.Later, the paramilitary force members retrieved the three bags and found 320 gold bars inside those, Iman said.
T-Mobile touted TVision Home’s “AI-driven” personalized user interface that learns your preferences based on viewing patterns, as well as an individual profile, home screen, and DVR section for multiple members of the household. The service’s DVR provides 1 terabyte of storage, enough for over 400 hours of content.Other features of TVision Home: Users can access Facebook videos and picture; check Twitter; voice controls via integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant; and compatibility with home-security systems’ security cameras.Also, while TVision Home requires a set-top box today, T-Mobile says it will eventually be available as an app on connected-TV devices. Stay Longer, Save More at The Plaza New York Experience more and up to 25% off when you extend your stay at The Plaza and savor all that New York City has to offer. Ad by The Plaza NY See More AdChoices Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Related Latido Acquires ‘Historias Lamentables,’ From ‘Champions’ Javier Fesser (EXCLUSIVE) T-Mobile unveiled a new name for its Layer3 TV internet television service — TVision Home — with enhanced features, and announced a deal with Amazon to add Prime Video to the service later in 2019.TVision Home will be available starting April 14 in eight markets (the same areas Layer3 TV has already been available): Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Longmont, Colo.It’s not a skinny bundle: TVision Home starts at $90 per month, which includes more than 150 channels, local broadcast stations and regional sports networks, as well as 15,000 VOD titles. Premium TV packages like HBO and Showtime are extra. In addition, TVision Home users must pay a $10 monthly set-top fee per connected TV. (Actually, the regular price of TVision Home for non-T-Mobile wireless customers is $99.99 per month, but the carrier is including a $9.99-per-month discount to all new subs for a limited time.) Overall, it’s not really a better deal than traditional cable or satellite TV, despite T-Mobile’s rhetoric about bringing competition to incumbent pay-TV providers.In a special promo targeting satellite TV providers, T-Mobile is offering to pay contract-termination fees for Dish Network and DirecTV customers with up to $500 via prepaid card, when they switch to TVision Home.Channels available in TVision Home’s base package include ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC as well as cable networks including ESPN, AMC, A&E, CNN, CNBC, TBS, TNT, Food Network, MTV, Comedy Central, E!, Bravo, Freeform, Disney Channel, History, BET, HGTV, FX, Fox Sports, Nickelodeon, TLC, Syfy and USA.Out of the gate, the revamped TVision Home will include apps for internet services Pandora, iHeartRadio, Xumo, CuriosityStream, Toon Goggles and HSN. Other apps to be available later in 2019 — in addition to Amazon Prime Video — include Netflix, YouTube, and YouTube Kids. T-Mobile also said it plans to release a companion app for iOS and Android, to let TVision Home customers to stream all their TV to a mobile device but only inside their home, because of rights restrictions.Subscription services like Netflix and Prime Video aren’t included in the TVision Home monthly price: Users must pay for those separately.TVision Home is a rebuild of the over-the-top TV service from startup Layer3 TV, which T-Mobile acquired in late 2017 for about $325 million. With the Layer3 team and technology, the carrier has been building what it has touted as “its first wave of home and mobile TV offerings” — which T-Mobile previously had planned to debut by the end of 2018.Separately, T-Mobile also is prepping a separate suite of wireless nationwide streaming services, slated to debut later in 2019, after announcing Viacom as its first programming partner last week.Like other OTT services, TVision Home requires an existing wired broadband connection today. According to T-Mobile, TVision Home is “designed for a 5G future where wireless broadband can replace your home internet.” The carrier’s 5G buildout plans — if its pending acquisition of Sprint is gets regulatory approvall — will deliver high-speed wireless service to more than half of U.S. households by 2024. Eight Charged with Running Illegal TV Show and Movie Streaming Services
4 min read Even Google says you shouldn’t be a glasshole. Just because you wear an insanely amazing $1,500 computer on your face doesn’t give you license to be “creepy or rude.” The tech behemoth, which apparently has a witty, sensitive side, also advises against donning Google Glass while riding a bull or cage fighting. Gee, we can’t imagine why not.Yes, Google wants users to go boldly, but ever so carefully and considerately into the pioneering world of Glass. And in case you brave Explorers can’t make heads or tails of what’s kosher and what’s not while rocking Glass, Google also wants to give you a hand. The company today issued a helpful Google Glass do’s and don’t guide and it’s equal parts practical and entertaining. Related: Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Greet Customers “Since the [Google Glass Explorer] program got started, our Explorers have gotten a lot of attention when they wear Glass out and about,” the guide reads. “Reactions range from the curious — ‘Wow!” Are those the ‘Google glasses? How do they work?’ — to the suspect — ‘Goodness gracious do those things see into my soul?!’”Who knows? They just might peer deep into your soul. But maybe not if the person peering from behind them follows Google’s official Glass-iquette pointers. Here are some of our favorites from the cheeky do’s and don’ts list: Don’t “glass-out.” Yeah, don’t be that guy who wears glass like a second skin and zones out basically 24/7. Like Google says, “If you find yourself staring off into the prism for long periods of time you’re probably looking pretty weird to the people around you.” Oh, and don’t tuck into a tome like War and Peace from behind Glass. True, “things like that are better done on bigger screens.”Related: The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for Patrol Purposes Don’t “be creepy or rude (aka, a ‘Glasshole’).” You know, creeping sketchily around places with Glass, like the movies, banks, casinos, and, yup, even (cringe) locker rooms and dressing rooms. Google sums it up perfectly: “In places where cell phone cameras aren’t allowed, the same rules will apply to Glass.” Capiche? Okay, good. Don’t “rock glass while doing high-impact sports.” See? We weren’t kidding at the beginning of this article. Google really thinks that “water skiing, bull riding or cage fighting with Glass are probably not good ideas.” We’re pretty sure Glass is also a no-go for volcano surfing, too. Yes, that’s a thing now.Do “take advantage of the Glass voice commands.” In other words, don’t be afraid to boss your Glass around, like you would Siri. Start by saying the magic words “ok glass,” then literally tell that pair what to do, like so: “Take a picture.” “Record a video.” “Get directions to.” “Send message to.” and “Make a call to.” Last we checked, “Make a pastrami sandwich.” isn’t a real Google Glass command… yet.Google points out that nifty voice commands “free your hands up to do other things like golfing, cooking, or juggling flaming torches while balancing on a beach ball.” But wait, didn’t they warn that Glass and extreme sports don’t mix?Do “ask for permission.” Would you snap a person’s picture with your smartphone or DSLR without asking them for permission? No? Then it’s probably poor form to stare someone down with your Glass and take pics and video of them without getting their buy-in first.We’re not sure how many people will actually follow this somewhat unrealistic tip, which feels a bit like an awkward acknowledgement from Google regarding the shame spiral of privacy pitfalls haunting Glass. After all, it’s impossible to know what Glass wearers are really up to from behind their snazzy tech specs (that is, unless you’re the NSA).Remember, eyeborgs, like the friendly — and surprisingly pretty funny — folks at Google caution, “Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends.” Neither is wearing them in the shower and snapping a selfie https://plus.google.com/+Scobleizer/posts/TcaqNeYJWXo. Register Now » February 18, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global