Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSthe conversation.com Previous articleOfficer Kristin Cintron wins Apopka Police Department rookie of the yearNext articleNew Solar Co-ops Launching in West Orange County Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By Arnold S. Monto, MD and first published in theconversation.comThis has been a particularly bad influenza season, starting early especially in the South and West Coast in the U.S. This follows a severe season in Australia during our summer.There are two subtypes of A influenza viruses involved in both cases. One of the subtypes, called A (H3N2), is known to be a bad actor. When that virus started circulating in the U.S., we public health experts began to worry that this was going to be a big year with a large number of illnesses and hospitalizations.I am a physician and epidemiologist at the University of Michigan School of Public Health who studies the flu and sits on advisory panels about immunization. Here are some answers to frequent questions I am hearing from people about this year’s flu.1. Should I still get vaccinated?Immunity from influenza vaccination takes about two weeks to develop. Doctors and public health officials still recommend getting vaccinated if you haven’t done so already, because in much of the country, the outbreaks are still going strong, and flu transmission may last into April and May.Also, there is another type of influenza, B, and that often takes over late in the season. It is in the vaccine as well.2. What symptoms should I be concerned about?Cough and fever are the most characteristic symptoms of cases, although the fever may not be prominent in older individuals. In the midst of an outbreak, studies I have conducted with other researchers have found that cough and fever are good indicators of who has the flu, although older people may not develop much fever. There are other symptoms characteristic of the flu, such as body aches and malaise, that may put you in bed for several days. You should contact or call your health care provider if you have these symptoms, particularly if you have underlying health conditions or are older. People with these risk conditions are more likely to develop complications which can be life-threatening.3. Is is safe for me to go to the doctor?A lot of people wonder if they should go to the doctor’s office. Most doctors have a way of keeping infected people away from non-infected people. However, with all the sick people who go for care in a flu season, a call first may help your provider advise on what you should do.4. Should I ask for Tamiflu?One of the reasons to at least call your doctor is that he or she might be able to prescribe a medicine to help. There is a group of antivirals called the neuraminidase inhibitors that are effective in treating flu, especially if treatment starts early, within two days of onset. The main one is called oseltamivir (Tamiflu), and it has gone generic. Recent studies by our group at the University of Michigan confirm that the medication does shorten the duration of illnesses but, even more importantly, prevents complications. In adults, these complications are lower respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia and in children, otitis media or middle ear infections.Arnold S. Monto, MD is the Thomas Francis Jr. Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology. The focus of his work has been the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of acute infections in the individual and the community. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!
Funding will be used to help residents who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of job loss, wage reduction, or illness due to the pandemicFrom the Office of U.S. Representative Stephanie MurphyU.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced Friday that Orange County, Seminole County, and the City of Orlando will receive a total of $8 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Murphy-supported CARES Act. Funding will be used by these local governments to help individuals and families who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless because they lost their jobs, had their wages reduced, or suffered illness due to COVID-19. Orange County will receive $5 million, Seminole County will receive $1.2 million, and Orlando will receive $1.8 million.“This pandemic has affected working families in many ways, including jeopardizing their ability to keep their homes and jobs. Bipartisan legislation we passed in Congress ensured local and state governments would have much-needed assistance from the federal government to prevent an increase in homelessness in our community,” said Murphy. “I’m proud to announce these funds to help keep more Central Floridians in their home and safely battle this disease. I will keep fighting to bring more federal dollars home so that Central Florida’s workers and economy can emerge from this pandemic stronger and more resilient.”The federal funding, provided through the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, can be usedto operate emergency shelters;provide hotel and motel vouchers;provide services to homeless families like child care, employment assistance, health care, mental health and substance abuse services, and transportation; andtake steps to prevent individuals from becoming homeless and to swiftly rehouse homeless individuals.According to the latest statistics, 69,000 Floridians have tested positive for the virus and 2.4 million Floridians have sought unemployment benefits since March 15. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are about 31,000 homeless people in Florida on an average night, including about 2,000 in any given night in Orange County, Seminole County, and Osceola County. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the homelessness problem in Florida and around the country.###U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she serves on the influential House Ways and Means Committee. The district includes all of Seminole County and much of northern Orange County, including downtown Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park, and the University of Central Florida. Previously, Murphy was a businesswoman and college instructor who also served as a national security specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. Murphy lives in Winter Park with her husband and two children. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSCentral FloridaCOVID-19Federal FundingHomelessnessOrange CountyPandemicU.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy Previous articleDeSantis dismisses alarm over sustained Florida uptick in new COVID-19 casesNext articleOne reader’s newsletter for Black and brown women in tech Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design “COPY” Area: 98 m²Text description provided by the architects. This project shows Indonesian house in SUB. Studio vision. it calls “D-minution House”. Intended to reach affordable house. Defining space by creating areas of grey (concrete) and green, to reflect the built and unbuilt spaces blending together, the house demonstrates a gestalt effect of the architecture being greater than the sum of its humble parts. This occurs on a small site of 93 square metres. Save this picture!As a space-economising strategy, we defined a zoning scheme where the circulation hierarchies that one would assume get upended. As such, the maid and pantry areas line up near the front entrance. This allows for a larger space for the living room and dining areas, which blend in with the terraces, thereby creating a multifunction area. This is enhanced by a large window opening up to the main green area. Save this picture!On the second floor, a window is created at a low level, to create views towards the garden on the first floor. As a means of climatic response, having a big window creates for better air circulation, and allows light into the house. The second floor window has a 30cm gap, thus creating a ventilation gap in between. When it rains, a cool breeze enters the house, without it getting wet. Save this picture!A raw material without finishes was chosen, to express the architecture as it is – honest. Local brick, local roofing material reminiscent of traditional Indonesian typologies and cement board are used, whilst solid wood is used for doors and window frames. Angled steel is used for the windows for opening and closing, and paint is only applied to the ceiling and nowhere else, so as to create reflection for bounced light. Save this picture!The reductivist concept applies to the entire functioning of the house and not just the design. With a very modest budget of US$17 500, and a design that capitalises on getting the most out of – and at the same time mediating – the tropical climate, the house becomes an example of sustainable living.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessTelok Blangah Hill ParkArticlesMore images of the Quingpu Pedestrian BridgeArticles Share Save this picture!+ 13 Share CopyAbout this officeSUB. Studio for visionary designOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasJakarta Capital RegionHouses3D ModelingIndonesiaPublished on August 09, 2009Cite: “D-minution House / SUB. Studio for visionary design” 09 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•United States United States Houses Shipping Container House / Studio H:TSave this projectSaveShipping Container House / Studio H:T Shipping Container House / Studio H:T Architects: Studio H:T Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Braden Gunem Save this picture!© Braden GunemRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEADoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora View This project questions the need for excessive space and challenges occupants to be efficient. Two shipping containers saddlebag a taller common space that connects local rock outcroppings to the expansive mountain ridge views. The containers house sleeping and work functions while the center space provides entry, dining, living and a loft above. The loft deck invites easy camping as the platform bed rolls between interior and exterior. The project is planned to be off-the-grid using solar orientation, passive cooling, green roofs, pellet stove heating and photovoltaics to create electricity.Project gallerySee allShow lessMemorial of the Victims of Communism in Estonia / Armin Valter + Joel KopliArticles12th International Alvar Aalto Symposium: ‘Crafted’ – The Ingredients of ArchitectureArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/222361/shipping-container-house-studio-ht Clipboard 2010 Projects Year: Area: 1517 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Braden Gunem+ 11 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/222361/shipping-container-house-studio-ht Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio H:TOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 03, 2012Cite: “Shipping Container House / Studio H:T” 03 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Community fundraising corporate Waitrose in Edinburgh’s Morningside has chosen the Royal Blind School at Canaan Lane as the local charity for their fundraising charity week.The store’s charity week runs from 18-24 February and during this time Waitrose staff will take part in a range of activities to raise funds for the school’s Bridgend Project to grow healthy food together. “We are delighted that Waitrose has chosen The Royal Blind School for their charity week,” said Helen Forrest, marketing and fundraising manager for Royal Blind, the national charity that provides services for the blind. “I hope it is the start of a blossoming relationship with Waitrose that will grow through the Bridgend Allotment Project.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 21 February 2007 | News 36 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blind school chosen for one Waitrose store’s charity week Some of the activities that Waitrose has planned for their fundraising venture include a quiz-sheet competition costing £1 per entry, a Silent Auction of donated Christmas gifts and donated goods from local businesses, a homebaking stall, a half-hour sponsored cycle in the foyer, plus a £1 a guess sweepstake on how far staff can cycle.
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Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies in memoriam legacy fundraising Howard Lake | 2 May 2017 | News 152 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 WATCH: Where next for legacies? Charitable legacies analyst Legacy Foresight is now offering specialist consultancy on in memory and tribute fundraising.Services available under the new consultancy arm include strategic development and business planning, new product development, donor motivation research and in memory donor journey/stewardship planning.Legacy Foresight has worked with over 100 charities since 1994 and is also providing services to a number of Dutch charity fundraisers.It is perhaps best known for its benchmarking service, Legacy Monitor, which has been in operation since 1998, and now involves over 80 British not-for-profit organisations.In Memory InsightIt has also run the In-Memory Insight consortium research programme, which is now entering its sixth year, working with 50 national and local charities.This works to collect hard evidence to inform in memory fundraising strategies and convince senior management of the value of in-memory giving. This year’s focus is on the role of Funeral Directors and their significance in in-memory giving. New members are invited to join each summer.Kate JenkinsonKate Jenkinson has been appointed as Head of In-Memory Consultancy to lead the new service. She has previously worked as an In-Memory Fundraising Manager and then strategic planner with Our Lasting Tribute, Whitewater and MovingThinking.Kate JenkinsonShe said: “In-Memory Insight’s research has revealed that, despite growing interest in this area, many charities are still facing under-resourcing and are operating without a strategic plan in place for In-Memory. I’m excited to be at the forefront of addressing this challenge in my new role with Legacy Foresight, adding my own experience to their bedrock of expertise and unique research insight.”Meg Abdy, Director at Legacy Foresight added: “In-Memory Insight has given us vital insights on why and how people give in-memory – and some fantastic examples of how charities are engaging with their in-memory supporters. We can now apply these learnings directly to national charities and local hospices, to help create genuinely supporter-led strategies.“ Legacy Foresight establishes in memory consultancy arm AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Where next for legacies? from Legacy Foresight 151 total views, 1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Today is National Day of Conversation: raising awareness of sexual harassment in sector Melanie May | 26 November 2020 | News 25% of female fundraisers, and 7% of men, have experienced sexual harassment in their work. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Today is the National Day of Conversation: a day of digital conversation to raise awareness of sexual harassment of fundraisers in the charitable sectors.The National Day of Conversation (#NDOC) was cofounded last year by Canadians Wanda Deschamps, Principal, Liberty Co, and Liz LeClair, Director of Major Gifts, QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation. It is a digital day, run by Fundraising Everywhere, and is dedicated to the issue of sexual harassment in the charitable sector, and what the sector can do to bring about positive change. This is its second year.In the UK it starts at 2pm this afternoon (9am EST), on a pay what you can basis. The event will include content for everyone from frontline fundraisers to managers, and the board, with a focus on creating safe workspaces, preventing sexual harassment, and how to support employees who report.Sessions run all day and include:“Whatever it Takes”: Ohio State University research into the sexual exploitation of fundraisersDealing with inappropriate behaviour from donors and volunteersUsing restorative justice in the workplaceSafe workplacesWhat it’s like to be a survivor of sexualised violenceDonor dominance: How donors exert influence on organisations.The full schedule can be seen here, and the speakers here. According to a 2018 Harris Poll survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP): There are also lots of resources on the site, from shareable social media assets to help with speaking to leadership to review organisational policies, procedures, and support systems.All content from the day will also remain online and accessible after the event.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kbpBVe24Gk&feature=emb_logo[/youtube] 13% of those who reported experiencing harassment felt that their organisation placed a greater value on the loyalty of donors than the safety of its staff. 155 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In 65% of the cases reported in the survey, the perpetrator of the harassment was a donor. Tagged with: equality harassment AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Top StoriesBreaking- Bombay High Court Grants Bail To Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta In TRP Scam Case Sharmeen Hakim1 March 2021 10:41 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council(BARC), Partho Dasgupta, in the case registered by the Mumbai police over the alleged manipulation of Target Rating Points(TRPs) of news channels to give undue favours to Republic TV.’The applicant is permitted to execute provisional cash bail of 2Lakhs for a period of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council(BARC), Partho Dasgupta, in the case registered by the Mumbai police over the alleged manipulation of Target Rating Points(TRPs) of news channels to give undue favours to Republic TV.’The applicant is permitted to execute provisional cash bail of 2Lakhs for a period of 6 weeks’,Justice PD Naik said.Dasgupta was arrested on December 24, 2020 and is currently lodged in Taloja Prison. He was BARC’s CEO between June 2013 to November 2019 and is accused of receiving US $12,000 and Rs. 40 lakh cash from Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, for manipulating TRPs for his channel. He approached the HC after his bail application was rejected by a sessions court, last month. The HC reserved his plea for orders on, February 16. During the bail hearing Special Public Prosecutor Shishir Hirey relied heavily on a BARC forensic audit report which names several ex-BARC officials including Dasgupta, WhatApp chats allegedly between him and Goswami, and statements of witnesses. Justice Naik sought to know more about the alleged Pulwama conversation between Goswami and Dasgupta, and if a separate offence had been registered after the revelation of the chat. The prosecutor responded in the negative. Senior Advocate Aabad Ponda, appearing on behalf Dasgupta, vehemently argued that his client’s further detention was not required. He submitted that his client’s paid Rs. 10 crore Income Tax over the last three years to demonstrate he did not need to manipulate TRPs for a pittance. He dismissed the WhatsApp chats to be loose talk. Ponda argued that the alleged offence was triable by a Metropolitan Magistrate Court and every other accused, including BARC COO Romil Ramgharia, were already granted bail. He submitted that according to the audit report, Ramgharia has indulged in actual TRP manipulation whereas he is only accused of turning a blind eye toward it. Ponda closed his arguments citing a WhatsApp chat, from August 20, 2019, where Dasgupta allegedly tells Goswami, he would always stand by the latter as a friend but would not compromise his values. “You have too many enemies. But I will be your friend- whichever role I am in, but not compromise my values. Goodnight,” the chat read. The Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch registered an FIR in the Television Rating Points Scam in October, last year, on a complaint by Hansa Research Group Private Ltd. The police have accused 15 persons in the TRP Scam including Dasgupta, former BARC COO Romil Ramgarhia and Republic Media Network CEO Vikas Khanchandani. The forensic audit report accuses several news channels, including Republic and Aaj Tak of TRP manipulation through ex-BARC’s top executives. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Miami Gardens Police Department(MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.) — Police are searching for a South Florida man who allegedly killed his wife and their 10-year-old daughter with a machete during a fight over the couple’s impending divorce.Investigators said Noel Chambers, a 57-year-old native of Jamaica, launched a brutal attack late Saturday evening when his wife, Lorrice Harris, returned home from celebrating her 49th birthday.A 911 caller reported the dispute at around 11:30 p.m., according to police. Officers arrived to the couple’s home in Miami Gardens, Florida, about 17 miles northwest of Miami, where they discovered the bodies of young Shayla Chambers and her mother inside, police said.Shayla was found lying in her bed and Harris was discovered on the home’s back porch, police said. The couple’s older daughter, 29-year-old Shanalee Chambers, managed to escape and was rushed to the hospital with stab wounds, according to police.“That scene was terrible it was just heart-wrenching to see what occurred at that location,” Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt told reporters Monday. “These two individuals did not deserve that. His oldest daughter didn’t deserve to be in the hospital right now, trying to recover from wounds that she received after he took it upon himself to take a machete and go slicing up their bodies.”Miami Gardens police and SWAT team officers swarmed an abandoned building located about four blocks away from the crime scene on Monday after receiving a tip about a possible sighting of the suspect, but Chambers was still on the loose as of late Monday evening.“The manhunt continues,” Carlos Austin, the department’s public information officer, told ABC News Monday night. “We received a credible tip and we searched an abandoned building this afternoon, to no avail.”Authorities have been focusing on the South Florida area, but police believe Chambers may attempt to flee to Jamaica. The department said it has measures in place if Chambers attempts to flee the country.“We need to get him off the streets. If he could do this to his wife and his own 10-year-old daughter, he will do it to someone else,” Noel-Pratt said. “We are putting a lot of resources into finding this guy. Help us get him off the streets.”The victims’ family said the suspect, who goes by the nickname Massive, and Harris have been married for about 10 years.“This could have been anybody’s sister, anybody’s daughter. A 10-year-old lying in bed,” Harris’ older daughter, Ashlee Anderson, told reporters Monday. “This is not a human. This is a monster, and we need to get this monster off the street.”Authorities are offering a $3,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.