AIIGMA mourns passing of founder and ‘stalwart’

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Air Products will be giving safety advice at AFPM meeting

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No time-wasters

first_imgIn common with many, I suspect, I enjoy reading the regular columns written by chief legal ombudsman Adam Sampson and his team. I am sure, like me, his readers recognise the familiar incidents described and agree that we can all improve our services. It would, however, interest me (but perhaps not others) to read the occasional story about the groundless allegation from the time-wasting client who got nowhere with his complaint about the diligent and dedicated solicitor who was completely exonerated by the ombudsman. Maybe that never happens? Tony Struve, Heald Nickinson, Camberleylast_img

Obama urges Dems to campaign aggressively for Clinton

first_imgObama urges Dems to campaign aggressively for Clinton CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) – President Barack Obama is urging Democrats to campaign aggressively for the next 80 days for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.Obama says 80 days is not a lot to ask of them because Clinton could still lose if Democrats don’t do their jobs. He says there’s nothing more important than helping her become the next president.Obama told Clinton supporters at a fundraiser on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, that Democrats need to be “running scared” until the day after the Nov. 8 election.Obama pointedly did not mention Donald Trump by name and said he’s tired of talking about the Republican candidate.The president broke from his vacation on the island to help raise money for Clinton. He says his wife, Michelle, granted him “special dispensation” to do so. Published: August 15, 2016 6:56 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

1 dead, 2 injured after small plane crash in Connecticut

first_img Author: WFSB 1 dead, 2 injured after small plane crash in Connecticut NEW MILFORD, Conn. (WFSB) One person is dead and two are injured after a single-engine plane crashed near an airport in New Milford on Friday morning, federal officials said.A Cessna C-172 aircraft crashed at the end of Runway 17-35 at Candlelight Farms Airport around 10:20 a.m., according to Federal Aviation Administration. FAA officials said the plane departed Danbury Municipal Airport.National Transportation Safety Board officials said three people were on board the plane when it crashed. One person has died from injuries suffered in the crash while two others were rushed to the hospital, NTSB officials said. The conditions of those two people were not released by the NTSB officials.Life Star medical helicopter was called to the scene.The cause of the crash is under investigation by NTSB and FAA officials. Published: August 11, 2017 12:12 PM EDT center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

Ring of Spies blu-ray review

first_imgBeyond the appeal for espionage fans of Bernard Lee’s starring role, Ring of Spies also has a host of great British character actors, some in small or even uncredited parts (notably Paul Eddington, Bryan Pringle and Geoffrey Palmer). The picture has been nicely, though imperfectly restored, and it looks crisp and clear in high definition at 1.66:1. The overall verdict is that it is a decent attempt at a documentary-style account of the activities of a real-life spy ring, but the overall production is a touch too pedestrian to offer profound insights into the minds of spies, or to set pulses racing with edge of the seat action. But if you love espionage movies from the Cold War-era, it’s an entertaining account of a historical case. Credit: Network Based on the real-life case of the Portland Spy Ring, which operated in Britain in the 1950s, Ring of Spies is a 1964 espionage flick directed by Robert Tronson that tells the story of the fives spies who gave British secrets to the Soviets during the Cold War. It capitalised on the recent success of the burgeoning James Bond film franchise by casting Bernard Lee in the main role. He is best-remembered as the original man behind the wooden door who gives Bond his missions as ‘M’, before his death in 1981 saw other actors take over. Credit: Network Robert Tronson’s film is successful in building and sustaining suspense, especially in the moments where acts of espionage are pulled off, and the spies meet to exchange their secret passcodes and trade information for cash. Where it falls short is in its linear narrative, that rather ploddingly moves with no surprises from start to finish. It’s also problematic in its characterisation. It’s impossible to sympathise with Bernard Lee’s Houghton because he’s a deeply unpleasant man: self-serving, drunken and course. Not only that, but he isn’t changed by the events of the film. Elizabeth is much more sympathetic, and played with great conviction by Margaret Tyzack (I, Claudius). At first she is horrified by Houghton’s suggestion that they betray their country. Her change of heart comes in wanting to improve her standard of living, as well as in wanting to retain the affections of Houghton. This is difficult to credit, but love is blind, they say. Although her character is underwritten and we are afforded few glimpses into her psychology, Tyzack was a skilful enough performer to create a rounded and intriguing character. The film follows the story of Henry Houghton, played by Bernard Lee. At first stationed in Warsaw, he is returned to England after his drunken and boorish behaviour gets out of hand. Securing work in a military records office where his secretary has the keys to a safe containing top secret documents, he is soon approached by the Soviets asking for copies of the papers in exchange for money. A weak man, Houghton is unprincipled and broke, and is primed to take the bribe. But to access the safe, he has to persuade the secretary Elizabeth (Margaret Tyzack) to collaborate. He flatters her into a romance, and tempts her by showing her the house they could afford if she helps him. But will risking just one document be enough to sate the Soviets and pay for their lifestyle? How many can they smuggle out to be copied before attracting suspicion? What would be the penalty for being caught? Apart from sharing the espionage genre, in reality, Ring of Spies couldn’t be much further removed from the alluring world of 007. There are no exotic locations, glamorous ladies or insane megalomaniacs. Rather, this is a sober and realistic depiction of the grubby world of secret agents, and the squalid reasons they hold for betraying their country. Ring of Spies is shot in black and white, and in ordinary London locations (a few are still recognisable). If anything, an attempt is made to heighten the realism by bookending the film with a public service announcement-style voiceover, essentially warning viewers to watch out for Reds under the bed. After all, in 1964 when the film was released, it was the height of the Cold War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis was a recent and horrifying memory. It’s in that specific historical context of the film being a warning to audiences and a plea to be vigilant that it is best-viewed. After all, the events depicted are fictionalised, but based on a true story. The production team even go to the trouble of filming exterior sequences at the actual former home of spies Peter and Helen Kroger in Ruislip – a bland, pleasant and unassuming house in the middle of suburbia. Credit: Network Credit: Network Cast: Bernard Lee, Margaret Tyzack, William Sylvester, David Kossoff, Director: Robert Tronson Writer: Frank Launder Certificate: PG Duration: 90 mins Released by: Network Release date: 21st September 2020 Buy Ring of Spieslast_img read more

How to prevent root cavities

first_imgDr. Sharon RobinsonRoot decay, also referred to as “root caries,” is a cavity that forms on the roots of your teeth.  You can see the roots of your teeth in your mouth if your gums have shrunk from gum disease, brushing improperly or with too hard a toothbrush.  Exposed root surfaces are also more common in older adults.Cavities on the roots of teeth can start faster and spread quicker than cavities on other parts of the tooth.  The roots of teeth do not have the protective hard enamel on them, so the cavities can get bigger faster.  It’s also harder for the dentist to treat cavities on the roots of teeth, as they can spread to the inside of the tooth where the nerve is, and cause a toothache or infection. A large cavity on the root of a tooth can even lead to the tooth breaking off, which leads to serious pain and infection.Causes Root caries is initiated when bacteria and fermentable carbohydrates attack the root surface. Studies have been conducted to identify the microflora responsible for root caries, and was found to be the primary initiating microorganism.Microorganisms metabolize simple sugars into organic acids, which dissolve through plaque that is harbored on the tooth surface. These acids then pass through the root structure and start the process of demineralization that removes calcium and phosphate ions. This process takes place as the pH reaches the critical value of 6.4 for demineralization of cementum and dentin, and 5.5 for demineralization of enamel. Dramatic effects occur during this process, with the collapse of collagen due to dissolution of inorganic minerals and the formation of cavities.Treatment Treatment of root caries depends on the extent of the lesion into the tooth structure. Removal of the infected area is done and replaced with restorative material like composites.Why do Older Adults get Root Decay?Older adults are more likely to get cavities on the roots of their teeth because:They are more likely to have gum problems that expose root surfaces.Root surfaces are softer than the top part of the tooth that is made up of enamel and get cavities faster.Older adults are more likely to take medicines that cause dry mouth. Saliva or spit helps protect teeth from cavities.  When there is less saliva, there is less natural protection from cavities.If your mouth is dry do not suck on hard candies. This makes the cavities get bigger.  Use sugar-free hard candies instead.You may have trouble taking care of your mouth because of arthritis or other medical problem such as loss of eyesight.  This raises the risk of getting root cavities. If you have had a stroke, you may not realize you have food stuck in your mouth, this can also add to your cavity risk. Forgetfulness is a problem too.  Leaving reminder notes for yourself to brush and floss is a good way to improve your oral health.If you have lost some teeth already, it may be harder to chew certain foods. You may choose foods that are easier to chew and are softer.  It is very important to brush your teeth after meals with soft food that have starch like bread, potatoes and pasta.  These soft foods contribute to cavities just like sugar.last_img read more

UN calls on Dom Rep to re-think deportation policy

first_img Share PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Haiti, Sandra Honoré, says the deportations being carried out by the Dominican Republic must not result in statelessness of people of Haitian descent.She says such acts should be consistent with the dignity, human rights and international humanitarian law.Last Friday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) appealed to the government of the Dominican Republic to ensure that people who were arbitrarily deprived of their nationality as a result of a 2013 ruling of the Dominican Constitutional Court would not be deported.According to UNHCR, in May 2014, the Dominican Republic adopted a naturalization law which provided for the re-issuance of nationality documents for some individuals born in the Dominican Republic and gave others the possibility to apply for special registration until February 2015, opening a path to eventual citizenship.In an interview with UN Radio, Honoré said that in a recent meeting with the Foreign Minister and the immigration authorities in the Dominican Republic, those officials explained to her that during the process of deportation they would “take all necessary measures so that there was full respect for the basic guarantees of the people”. Honoré, who is also head of UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), said that to date, there has been an increase in the flow of returnees and that both governments have decided that there would be two official points for carrying out deportations.“We encourage the dialogue recently begun at the level of foreign ministers of both countries to continue, to agree on the best way to…address these measures,” she said.She said that at several points along the border where people have gathered, the Haitian Government does not have the capability to receive or process them.“This will, in fact, be a challenge for the government,” she said, acknowledging that in response, Haitian authorities have established a committee of national solidarity to deal with the question of returnees from the Dominican Republic.In addition, Honoré said the government of Haiti does have a contingency plan that it has developed to deal with the return of large numbers of Haitian citizens and the Government is working with UN agencies, funds and programmes regarding the support it needs to enact the plan.“Our mandate for stabilization in Haiti dictates that we support the Government as best we can and within the resources that are available to us,” she said, explaining that two rounds of elections – legislative and presidential – are scheduled to take place in Haiti over the coming months.She said the UN would aim to maintain support for the Government to ensure that the climate surrounding these elections would be a serene as possible, and “we would do everything that we possibly can to ensure that the challenges posed by this situation do not translate into any undesirable effects on the overall election process”. Share 43 Views   no discussions InternationalNewsPrintRegional UN calls on Dom Rep to re-think deportation policy by: Caribbean Media Corporation – June 26, 2015center_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

UPDATE: Fatal accident at Layou

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews UPDATE: Fatal accident at Layou by: – July 11, 2018center_img 1000 Views   no discussions Share Sam Thomas, 42, of St. Joseph died on Wednesday 11 July 2018 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.A report issued to the media by Police Public Relations Officer, Simon Edwards late Wednesday indicates that the fatal road collision occurred at 4:20PM in the district of St. Joseph.The incident involved a dump truck registration number TJ 230 driven by Davidson Riviere, 52, St. Joseph and accompanied by Sam Thomas who was the conductor. “According to the driver, Davidson Riviere, the truck was laden with bags of Portland cement with Sam Thomas sitting on top of the bags in the box at the rear of the truck,” Mr. Edwards reported. “The vehicle was travelling in a northerly direction up a hill on the road leading to the Hillsborough Gardens Housing Scheme when it lost power, went out of control, and overturned on the road trapping Sam Thomas between the truck and the soil embankment along the road,” he further reported. Mr. Edwards further informed that Riviere did not sustain “any visible injuries as reported by medical personnel on the scene”.Sam Thomas was pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer and transported to the Gentle Rest Funeral Home.last_img read more

Peregrine Semiconductor Awarded QML Certification

first_imgPeregrine Semiconductor has announced that it has been awarded qualified manufacturers list (QML) certification, class Q (military) and V (space). After a thorough evaluation, Peregrine demonstrated to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime that it fully complies with MIL-PRF-38535, the performance specification used by the Department of Defense for monolithic integrated circuits that operate in severe environments.This certification will enable Peregrine to offer Government Certified Aerospace and Defense Products. Peregrine is now actively working towards qualifying and releasing a space and military product portfolio as standard microcircuit drawings (SMDs).Peregrine offers many high reliability products for the aerospace and defense industry including RF switches, digital step attenuators (DSAs), prescalers, phase-locked loops (PLLs) and DC-DC converters based on their UltraCMOS® technology on a sapphire substrate.last_img read more