Doctors as martyrs

first_imgThe recent Corona Virus outbreak has brought the whole world to its knees. It has questioned the efficiency of the health care systems of various countries of the world, even the ones that used to boast of the best health care. The health care system of every country is slowly getting overwhelmed, as the virus rages on and continues to take on uglier forms.We are all in midst of a war. War against nature and time, and the warriors in this fight are our front line health care workers and doctors. They are the ones who are getting exposed to the virus at all times and the chance of getting an infection is relatively high for these people. Without caring much about themselves, they come everyday for treating the patients. Majority do not go back home in fear of infecting their family, and many are also loosing their lives in this fight. Doctors all across the globe are doing the same thing today that a soldier does when fighting for the safety of their motherland. They carry a huge responsibility on their shoulders. In many countries, where the health systems are overwhelmed, these people do not have the basic needs to fight the virus. There is a lack of PPEs, masks and other equipment’s that are necessary in the long run to fight the virus. They are risking their own lives in this critical time in order to help save humanity. Besides them, the Police and other people like nurses, sanitation workers are also working tirelessly day in and day out, pulling all stops for the infection to stop spreading.It is time to honor their sacrifices and hard work. The government of Odisha has already done that by giving the status of a martyr to all doctors and health care workers who die while on corona virus duty. This is a great step by the government and highly praise worthy. This step should now be replicated else where and a martyr status should be given to every person who dies while on coronavirus duty. By this, we would be able to honor their work, their commitment and also their hard work and dedication towards the nation. We can help all these front line workers by staying at home and stopping the infection from spreading. This should be done by everyone, as a duty towards the nation. Every citizen has a duty to perform, and right now the foremost duty is to stay at home and make the work of the front line soldiers easier.last_img read more

‘Our hearts shattered’: Sheriff pleads for help in manhunt for person of interest in deputy’s death

first_imgTennessee Bureau of Investigation(DICKSON, Tenn.) — A Tennessee sheriff made an emotional appeal for the public’s help in finding a person of interest believed to be connected to the shooting death of a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop.“Our hearts shattered with this,” Dickson County Sheriff Joe Bledsoe said at a news conference this afternoon.The deputy who was killed has been identified as Sgt. Daniel Scott Baker, who started with the department 10 years ago and was also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.Bledsoe said that Baker moved up through the ranks and was “one of our best deputies.”“He’s one of the guys that puts it on the line every day to keep our community safe,” Bledsoe said of Baker, who is survived by a wife and daughter.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released the name and a photo of the person of interest in the case, whom they have identified as Steven Wiggins.The agency wrote on Twitter that Wiggins is “believed to be armed and dangerous,” and called for the public’s help to find him.Bledsoe said that Baker came into contact with Wiggins after he responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle.Acting TBI Director Jason Locke said that when Baker didn’t check in after the call, attempts were made to track him and his vehicle down using GPS.The vehicle was found in a wooded area, two miles away from the location of the original suspicious vehicle call, Locke said, adding that video from the area confirmed to authorities that Wiggins was the suspect responsible for Baker’s death.Wiggins has been added to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list along with a $7,500 reward for information.On the Top 10 listing, it states that he is wanted for aggravated assault and theft, while also being a person of interest in the killing of the deputy.TBI records show that Wiggins is 31 years old and has previously been arrested for multiple cases of assault and domestic assault, as well as cases involving aggravated kidnapping, false imprisonment, leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful possession of a weapon and theft.Bledsoe said that a member of the deputy’s family has been told of his death, and they are “devastated, just like we are.”“Even though our hearts [are] broken, we’re driven right now with a focus and resolve that this person is captured,” Bledsoe said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Texas power grid CEO fired in wake of last month’s fatal blackouts

first_imgAaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Bill Magness, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, was fired on Wednesday in the wake of February’s deadly blackouts that left millions without electricity and heat in freezing temperatures.As power grid manager, Magness was given a 60-day termination notice by the company’s board of directors. He has not released a statement yet on his termination, but he informed the board that he will not seek or accept severance pay, according to an updated employment agreement.“The ERCOT Board is expected to begin an immediate search for a new President and CEO, and will continue to discuss the transition plan at future meetings during this time period,” the agency said in a statement.ERCOT, which oversees 90% of the state’s power grid, came under fire for downplaying the severity of the winter weather, according to state legislators. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was among a group of state leaders who called for Magness to resign because of his role in one of the worst power outages in U.S. history.“They downplayed the severity of it, at the same time telling me and the public that they were fully prepared for it,” Abbott said at the Feb. 25 hearing. “Texans suffered last week in ways they shouldn’t have to suffer.”Magness, who testified at the hearing, claimed that the scale of forced blackouts was necessary in preventing an even larger energy failure.“We came dangerously close to losing the entire electric system,” Magness said. “I’d say [ERCOT] worked from keeping us from going into a blackout that we’d still be in today — that’s why we did it.”Magness became the second senior official to leave his position at ERCOT while at least six board members have resigned in the aftermath of the blackouts.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Advancement Writer

first_imgJob Location:UW Bothell Advancement Writer Applicants considered for this position will be required todisclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings orcurrent investigations related to sexual misconduct at theircurrent employment and past employment. Disclosure is requiredunder Washington state law . Posting Date:02/25/2021 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Department:UW Bothell: Advancement Req #:187645 Shift:First Shift Locatedin the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University ofWashington Bothell is one of the most dynamic publicuniversities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed toincreasing access to an excellent UW education and preparingstudents to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.UW Bothell provides students a participatory,cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning,community-based research, close relationships with faculty asteachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who arededicated to student success.The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees.Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40%are first-generation college attendees, and more than half arestudents of color.The University values hiring faculty and staff who havedemonstrated experience and ability to work successfully withdiverse student populations and who can contribute to a campusculture that promotes equity among colleagues.Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our workbegins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences thatare represented through the many diverse and minoritizedcommunities on our campus and in the surrounding community. Werecognize that we are bound together in a collective experience andthat our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on thelives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also createconditions of equity, justice and academic excellence foreveryone.The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan -Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence. are to: strengthendiversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, andadvance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothellhas been recognized for innovations in academic programming andsupport services designed to help students graduate on time anddebt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for itswork in the area of environmental sustainability.The University of Washington Bothell currently has anoutstanding opportunity for a Full Time TemporaryAdvancement Writer.The University of Washington Bothell Office of Advancement &External Relations creates engagement opportunities both internallyand externally that foster pride, advocacy, and private support forthe University of Washington Bothell. The Advancement Writerreports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement to developstrategic, compelling, and persuasive written materials thatsupport high-level fundraising and deliver messages of impact thatunify donor intent with the values of the institution. Writtencommunications will advance the cultivation, solicitation, andstewardship activities for top donors and prospects which includesindividuals as well as foundations, corporations, and otherorganizations. The Advancement Writer will work closely with theDirector of Donor Services and Development Operations as well asthe five UW Bothell schools (Business, Educational Studies,Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Nursing & HealthStudies, and STEM) to identify funding opportunities and developproposals that inspire private support.Responsibilities:Strategic Writing:• Writes and edits a range of strategic documents — includingproposals, gift agreements, stewardship materials, donorrecognition stories, acknowledgment letters, impact reports,periodicals, annual reports, brochures, newsletters, and factsheets — important to institutional relationships with individual,corporate, and foundation donors and prospects.• Gathers, analyzes, and synthesizes information on institutionalpriorities through interviews with campus leaders, faculty, andstaff to identify and articulate opportunities, needs, andgoals.• Drafts compelling case statements for interdisciplinary projectsand university priorities to appeal to individual donors as well asfoundations, corporations, and other organizations.• Conducts interviews with campus partners and leadership, faculty,students, individual donors, corporate partners, and volunteers todevelop written impact reports and donor recognition stories.• Drafts customized high-touch letters, thank-you notes, and otherdonor-facing correspondence from academic leaders.Project Management:• Serves as a project manager in the development of writtenmaterials (for both print and web), devising and tracking projectschedules and components, and coordinating the timely participationof a range of content providers.• Works collaboratively with other members of the Advancement team,including the donor services team, frontline fundraisers, and themarketing and communications team, as well as campus partners, tocreate polished materials aligned with the UW brand.• Serves as a liaison to the UW Bothell marketing &communications design team, conceiving and articulating designconcepts that complement content and enhance effectiveness ofprinted materials.• Conceptualizes and develops templates for proposals, cases,reports, and other materials that can be used and modified byAdvancement colleagues, working with the UW Bothell’s Marketing& Communications design team as applicable.• Other duties as assigned.Minimum requirements:• Bachelor’s degree in writing or related field and three years ofexperience in professional writing, preferably in a fundraising ornon-profit setting, grant writing, or related field. An equivalentcombination of education and experience from which comparableknowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for adegree.• Thorough knowledge of and experience with written communications,including crafting clear and persuasive arguments; ability to makecomplex information accessible and engaging for multiple audiences;sensitivity to nuance; ability to organize writing to be clear andreadable; mastery of grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to conductinterviews and the ability to communicate clearly andprofessionally.• Demonstrated ability to work on a team: mindfulness of deadlines,respect for varying skill sets, ability to juggle priorities, andwillingness to do a variety of tasks, including administrativeones.• Demonstrated ability to work with internal and externalconstituents including students, faculty, staff, andcommunity.• Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency withMicrosoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, specialreports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.• Strong project management skills.Desired:• Advanced degree.• Experience working in alumni relations, development, or donorrelations.• Experience in Adobe Creative Suite.• Experience writing letters and emails for annual giving (inaddition to the writing requirements listed above).• Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, includinguse of the development database software ADVANCE.Conditions of employment:• The person in this position will work regular hours from Mondayto Friday or as agreed with the supervisor.• Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on shortor limited notice.• Must have regular and reliable transportation for local traveland willing to travel when necessary.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion ofa variety of online assessments to obtain additional informationthat will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments mayinclude Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Anyassessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen assoon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin anassessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do notcomplete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next timeyou access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, itwill appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready.Please note that your application will not be reviewed, andyou will not be considered for this position until all requiredassessments have been completed. Notes:Priorityconsideration deadline 2 weeks from postingApplicants under consideration will be asked to submit threewritten pieces. We will want to see a range of your writing —preferably done in the work setting — that showcases your abilityto persuade and explain. The pieces: one 25-word blurb, one sampleof persuasive writing (around 300 words; if you have written afundraising proposal, please use that as your submission), and one1,000-word piece.The University of Washington is following physical distancingdirectives from state and local governments as part of thecollective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. Click here for updatesWork is ordinarily performed in an office environment but may beperformed remotely depending on health and safety requirementsunder the COVID-19 pandemic. Appointing Department Web Address: Salary:Salary is Competitive. Salary is CommensurateUpon Qualifications and Experience. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, theUniversity of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectivesand unique identity. Together, our community strives to create andmaintain working and learning environments that are inclusive,equitable and welcoming. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , andcommitted to becoming climate neutral.TheUniversity of Washington is an affirmative action and equalopportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genderexpression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabledstatus, or genetic information.To request disability accommodation in the application process,contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected] .last_img read more

FC Barcelona without Dani Sarmiento next two months!

first_imgFC Barcelona Lassa playmaker Daniel Sarmiento has broken metacarpal bone and will be out of court in the next two months. The 31 years-old Spaniard got injured during the last match at VELUX EHF Champions League in Kielce, which will cause a lot of troubles to Barca’s coach Xavi Pascual.Sarmiento should play for French Saint Raphael from the next summer. Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailComments ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:Daniel Sarmiento Daniel Sarmiento to stay at Saint Raphael Var Handballcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Cadenas calls Sarmiento for Olympic battles Daniel Sarmiento to Saint Raphael? Click to commentlast_img read more

Unwin: BraunAbility Q-series lift is the quietest

first_imgUnwin says its BraunAbility Q-Series lift is the quietest model availableAttracting attention in the miniplus Area was Unwin, and its BraunAbility Q-Series inboard lift is claimed to be the quietest on the market.Unwin carried out work with experts to silence the Q-Series, and one of the means of doing that is to force the hydraulic mechanism used to pressurise when the ignition is turned on. That ‘tightens’ the mechanism, eliminating annoying rattles.“Inboard lifts are favoured because they are more reliable, but drivers and passengers don’t like the inherent rattling that comes with them,” says Unwin’s Tyrone Bell. “We have eliminated that on the Q-series.”A new seat lockable was also displayed by Unwin. It complements the company’s two existing products of this type and it is a ‘quick release’ model that has been designed to suit community transport applications.“The selling point is that it is simple and easy to use. It makes volunteers’ lives easier, and that is important for community transport operators,” adds Mr Bell.Locking and unlocking the device can be done with the driver’s foot, removing the need to kneel down.www.unwinsafety.comlast_img read more

SWAT Standoff in Niles Ends Peacefully

first_img Google+ (“Police Line / Police Tape” by Tony Webster, CC BY 2.0) A standoff that lasted roughly 15 hours ended peacefully early Wednesday morning in Niles. It happened on Redfield road and started when police showed up at a home to arrest a man that was wanted when his bond was revoked for charges out of LaPorte County.When they arrived he took a woman and a child into the home and refused to come out. Late in the night he did eventually release the child, unharmed, and then around 3:30 am a tactical team went in through the garage and came out with the woman and the suspect.Below is the full release from LaPorte and Cass County Sheriffs Offices:On January 8, 2020, shortly after 12:00 PM (CST), members of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST), in conjunction with the US Marshal’s Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, went to a residence in the 33000 block of Redfield Street, located in rural Cass County, Michigan.FAST members went to the residence in an attempt to gain further information and/or locate a wanted LCSO fugitive. The fugitive is wanted by the LCSO for the following: Petition of Revocation of Bond (original charge of Robbery Resulting Serious Bodily Injury, Level 2 Felony), Failure to Appear (original charge of Theft, A-Misdemeanor), and Failure to Appear (original charge of Theft, A-Misdemeanor).FAST Sergeant Brett Swanson encountered the fugitive, a female and a young child inside the residence. The fugitive presented a firearm resulting in Sergeant Swanson being forced to revert to a position of advantage. He and the others members of FAST quickly established a perimeter. The local Michigan authorities were immediately contacted for assistance.Deputies from the Cass and Berrien County Michigan Sheriff’s Offices, along with Troopers from the Michigan State Police, arrived to assist. Negotiators communicated with the fugitive for several hours. At approximately 10:11 PM (CST), the child was released from the residence.On January 9, 2020, at approximately 2:32 AM (CST) a tactical team breeched the attached garage door of the residence. At 2:45 AM (CST), the fugitive and female exited the residence. Both subjects were taken into custody by members of a tactical team. Both are now facing criminal charges in Cass County, Michigan.Both subjects will be arraigned in the 4th District Court.Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Pinterest Previous articleMichigan Lottery contributes $1B to school fund for the 1st timeNext articleFood Bank donations drop after the holidays Carl Stutsman Pinterest SWAT Standoff in Niles Ends Peacefully Facebook By Carl Stutsman – January 9, 2020 0 498 Google+ Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalMichiganNews Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

UK depression levels ‘almost doubled’ during pandemic

first_imgNearly one in five British adults has likely experienced some form of depression during the coronavirus lockdown, almost double the figure from a year earlier, according to new figures.A report from the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) published on Wednesday estimated that 19.2 percent of adults had experienced a form of depression in June this year, compared to 9.7 percent between July 2019 and March 2020. One in eight adults, or 12.9 percent, developed moderate to severe symptoms while 6.2 percent continued to experience such symptoms, according to the report. People aged 16 to 39, women, people with disabilities and people unable to afford an unexpected expense were most likely to experience these feelings. The ONS also found that levels of anxiety, which had been much higher in March compared to before the pandemic, began to decline as the lockdown took hold in spring. However, anxiety levels started increasing again through September and October with the beginning of the second wave. Loneliness peaked in mid-June, when about a fifth of adults said they felt lonely. The ONS report makes a distinction between “chronic loneliness” and “lockdown loneliness,” recording no significant change in the former so far but finding that more than 30 percent of adults had been affected by “lockdown loneliness.”last_img read more

Jack White Pens ‘Music Is Sacred’ Poem

first_imgJack White recently started his first hiatus from the road in a very long time. Perhaps he’s bored already, having spent time crafting a lengthy response to TIDAL critics two days ago. Now, he’s released a poem defending the “sanctity of music.”To his defense, it does genuinely seem to be an artistic endeavor, despite the Third Man Records’ site posting a statement clarifying that the poem was not at all related to the TIDAL service. Though we’re sure the value of music is on White’s mind, all things considered.Read the poem below:Music is Sacredthose of you who stand for the sanctity of musicso that its soul can breatheand be heardso that it blooms in graveyardsechoes in hotel hallwaysawakens neighbors in the nightand fills peoples minds with fireshout it out loud with whatever microphone you haveor these stones will shout for you.jump in front of demons,and stand over cowards and those who would intendto rip out your lungs and dampen your desiretell the living and the deadwhat you know in your heart to be trueand what you know your earswill forever hearthat the melody of the human raceis a song that never is sacred.jack whiteIIIlast_img read more

Smashing Pumpkins Announce ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Spring Tour

first_imgSmashing Pumpkins have announced their Rock Invasion 2 tour, which will serve as a sequel to the original Rock Invasion tour from 1993.Frontman Billy Corgan noted that the shows on this tour will be more rock-based than previous performances, coinciding with a return to the band’s rougher, early-1990s style . The previous Rock Invasion tour was in promotion of the band’s 1993 breakout album, Siamese Dream, which has since gone platinum four times over. The tour begins on April 23rd at The Louisville Palace in Kentucky, and from there the band will play shows throughout the Midwest and along the East Coast into early May.Related: Billy Corgan Reveals Plans For New Smashing Pumpkins Double Album“It’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight-up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show — one that avoids little in the way of raw power,” Billy Corgan said in a statement. “So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”These dates join previously-announced headlining appearances at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN on May 1st, as well as Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, GA on May 2nd. After the Rock Invasion 2 run, Smashing Pumpkins will hit the road with Guns N’ Roses to open a series of shows for them on their upcoming stadium tour.Tickets for all of the new concert dates, except for April 29th at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL,  go on sale on Friday, March 6th at 10 a.m. local time through the band’s website and Live Nation. Scroll down to see a full list of tour dates.Smashing Pumpkins Rock Invasion 2 Tour DatesApril 23 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace presented by Cricket WirelessApril 25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe LiveApril 26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National CentreApril 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman AuditoriumApril 29 – East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt*May 1 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival*May 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival*May 3 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock LiveMay 5 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts CenterMay 6 – Columbia, SC @ Township AuditoriumMay 8 – Greensboro, NC @ Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts* Non-Live Nation showsView Dateslast_img read more