Barbican Art Gallery and Mary’s Meals launch contactless donations

first_img 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 Melanie May | 13 May 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Two more charities have announced that they are using contactless donation points. The Barbican Art Gallery and Mary’s Meals both stated that they would be using the technology to raise funds this month.The Barbican is to install a contactless donation point at the entrance to its Curve Gallery that will enable visitors to donate £2 with a swipe of their phone or contactless card, while Mary’s Meals is putting the boxes in a number of cafes and asking people to give a 30 pence donation: enough, it says, to provide five meals to children in their place of education.Earnest Labs has created the bespoke contactless payment terminal, called Lunchbox, which launched on Tuesday May 3 through partner vendors Reynolds, ICCO, Mortimers Cafe in London and Lynwood Cafe, Oxfordshire. Barbican Art Gallery and Mary’s Meals launch contactless donationscenter_img Tagged with: contactless microdonations  130 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Cancer Research UK has previously carried out two trials of the technology, in shops and on the street. Last year it introduced contactless payments to its shops in Kensington, Guildford, Marylebone and Brighton. The trial enabled people to donate £2 by tapping their contactless card on a shop window fitted with an interactive screen. Earlier this year, it marked World Cancer Day by holding fundraising collections using contactless donation terminals in 16 locations, again allowing people to give £2.Comic Relief also used contactless donations points on Red Nose Day this year, letting people make a donation of £1 via statues of famous comedians placed in cities around the UK.  129 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

China mobilizes to combat coronavirus

first_imgSince a new strain of pneumonia-causing virus hit China in late December, there has been a massive response by the central and local governments. On Dec. 31, China alerted the World Health Organization that it had detected a pneumonia-like illness in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in central China’s Hubei province. By Jan. 7 the cause was identified as a novel coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, which is in the same family as the common cold and SARS. Two days later the Chinese Center for Disease Control had sequenced the entire genome of the virus, a rapidly achieved feat that will help scientists around the world more fully understand it.A medical team from 51 medical institutions in Shaanxi leaves Xi’an for Wuhan.For comparison, during the 2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, it took scientists two months to completely sequence that virus’s genome. Data from Chinese scientists have been published in international medical journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet, as well as in the domestic journal China Science Life Sciences.China’s response to the outbreak has been swift and massive. In cooperation with WHO and the international scientific community, it is taking this outbreak very seriously. “Party committees and governments at all levels must take novel coronavirus outbreak prevention and control as the top priority of their work,” said President Xi Jinping at a Jan. 25 meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, which set up a high-level task force to combat the virus. Led by Premier Li Keqiang, the task force arrived in Wuhan on Jan. 26 to coordinate efforts to contain the outbreak. As of Jan. 27, the Ministry of Finance has allocated $8.74 billion to combat the virus.Wuhan and several other cities have been put under partial quarantine, shutting down public transit and restricting travel by private cars, even as Chinese New Year/Spring Festival celebrations kicked off what is the largest annual human migration in the world. This is an unprecedented response to a viral outbreak. Free-market capitalist countries have been inhibited from taking similar measures because of how greatly such a move would disrupt their markets and profits. Huge government effort to contain the virusThe Spring Festival holiday will be extended, with schools and many public facilities remaining closed, to slow the spread of the virus. The China Banking and Regulatory Commission announced it is freezing payment obligations on mortgages, loans and credit cards for those who do not have an income due to the outbreak. This is unheard of in Western capitalist countries, where every flu season many are forced to go to work sick or face deep debts and even homelessness.Over a thousand civilian medical workers have been sent to Wuhan from around the country, along with hundreds of medics from the People’s Liberation Army. Another 12 teams with more than 1,600 medical workers are preparing to go there.  As a whole in Hubei province, over half a million medical workers have been mobilized for epidemic prevention, control and treatment of patients.The government plans to complete two entirely new hospitals in six to seven days to deal with patients, beating a previous record set in Beijing during the 2003 SARS outbreak. Using prefabricated buildings and an army of workers — who are being paid three times the usual wage — the Leishenshan Hospital will have nearly 1,500 beds, while the Huoshenshan hospital will have up to 1,000 beds.The two new hospitals are being built by state-owned firms and financed by China’s public banking system, allowing for a swift and coordinated response that can focus on meeting the public’s needs instead of extracting short-term profits. Unlike capitalist companies, state-owned firms can operate at a loss.State-owned Telecom China Mobile has set up a special 5G network in a Wuhan hospital to facilitate telemedicine, which will reduce exposure of medical workers to the virus. Factories have been ordered to massively increase production of medical supplies, like masks and gloves, after some shortages of these items were initially reported. Prices for these items spiked, but e-commerce giant Alibaba announced it would work to eliminate price hikes. Two very different responsesNo response to an outbreak like this will be perfect, but on-the-ground reports attest to the efficiency and seriousness with which it is being handled. This reporter spoke with Victoria Sinclair, a U.S. citizen living in the city of Dalian in northwest China. She said, “I’ve always been impressed with how quickly Chinese construction workers manage to work. Our highway was done in a few weeks, and I have no doubt the new hospitals they are building in Wuhan will be done quickly.” Sinclair added, “The buses and subway are still running in our city, but they [workers] are taking extra precautions and sanitizing them twice daily.”Coverage in the Western media has been largely negative, portraying China’s response as inept and lacking transparency, despite the central government calling on all cases of the virus to be immediately reported and several local officials in Wuhan facing repercussions for not acting swiftly enough. That doesn’t sound like the central government is trying to cover up the outbreak; yet it has been a major talking point in Western reporting. Despite the rapid and massive measures China has taken — only possible in a country with large amounts of public ownership, economic planning and leadership of the Communist Party — the Western media seem largely devoted to only criticizing China.It should be remembered that the Reagan administration not only ignored the AIDS crisis in the 1980s but mocked and ridiculed the tens of thousands of people dying from that deadly disease. And during the 2017-18 flu season in the U.S., more than 60,000 people died — a fact rarely mentioned — which puts China’s current outbreak into perspective. The current U.S. flu season has already seen over 6,000 fatalities, presenting a much greater threat at present to public health than the coronavirus. Yet the Western corporate media, driven by an endless need for more viewers and more advertising revenue, choose to put forward a sensationalist narrative regarding China — to grab people’s attention and generate more clicks.Resurgence of diseases in U.S.There has been a resurgence in the U.S. of leprosy and typhus in Los Angeles’s homeless population and measles and mumps in unvaccinated people. The U.S. actually has a lower vaccination rate than the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which has a much smaller population and economy so it can spend much less on health care. A 2016 study published by the National Institutes of Health investigated vaccination rates of children living below the poverty line in four states and found that 40 percent had not received a single dose of the vaccine for rotavirus. Before introduction in 2006, rotavirus caused 20 to 60 deaths a year among children and up to 70,000 hospitalizations.Racism is also apparent in how little concern Western reports seem to have for the well-being of non-Western people hit by a deadly viral outbreak. While the accidental burning of Notre Dame in Paris and the massive wildfires in Australia both brought out public displays of sympathy and huge donations from Western corporations and billionaires, China’s coronavirus outbreak has not garnered the same sympathy and support. This is the inevitable result of a new Cold War being waged against China as the imperialist West attempts to hold on to its position as the global power center.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bane leads Horned Frog comeback in season sweep of Iowa State

first_imgReddIt Garrett Podell Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podell TCU’s Desmond Bane (1) takes a shot past Iowa State’s Terrence Lewis (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan) Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Facebook + posts Linkedin Facebook Previous articleTCU women’s basketball shuts down Texas Tech, wins 72-60Next articleBeach volleyball prepares to spike its way to NCAA Championships Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podell Garrett Podell Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee printTCU guard Desmond Bane willed the Horned Frogs to victory over Iowa State with a career-high 27 points Wednesday night. The Frogs erased a double-digit deficit to defeat Iowa State, 89-83, improving TCU’s record to 19-9 overall and 7-8 in the Big 12 Conference.  With the win, the Horned Frogs reached seven wins in league play for the first time since they went 7-7 in the Mountain West Conference in 2012. The game also marked TCU’s fourth sweep against a Big 12 opponent in program history and its first win at Iowa State in 35 years.In addition to breaking his previous career high of 24 points, set earlier this season against Tennessee Tech, Bane set another personal best by shooting 10-15 from the field.The Cyclones jumped ahead early, leading by as many as 11 following a three-pointer from guard Donovan Jackson with 7:14 remaining in the first half. Jackson had 17 points at the break and finished the night with 27.Bane’s fellow starters had a large role in the comeback as well. Alex Robinson scored 18 points with six assists and six rebounds, Kouat Noi added 17 points and six rebounds, and Vladimir Brodziansky had 14 points and three rebounds for TCU.TCU’s Alex Robinson (25) shoots around Iowa State’s Donovan Jackson (4) and Cameron Lard (2) (AP Photo/Scott Morgan)However, TCU had to overcome an off night from its leading scorer, as guard Kenrich Williams brought down nine rebounds but scored just two points.TCU ripped off a 15-4 run at the beginning of the second half, which was a crucial part of their overcoming the deficit.While the Horned Frogs were the sloppier team, committing 15 turnovers to only nine for Iowa State, TCU made up for it from the charity stripe. TCU knocked down 80 percent of its free throws, hitting 16 of 20.The Horned Frogs outshot the Cyclones 57.9 percent to 46.0 percent from the field and out-rebounded them 34-26.TCU’s JD Miller (15) dunks on Iowa State.                                       (AP Photo/Scott Morgan)Up NextTCU has another opportunity for a season sweep Saturday when it hosts the Baylor Bears at Schollmaier Arena. The Horned Frogs defeated the Bears in an overtime thriller in Waco earlier this season, 81-78.  Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas ReddIt Twitter Twitter Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podell Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Dremio Announces Support for Apache Arrow Flight High-Performance Data Transfer

first_img Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter WhatsApp SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Dremio, the innovation leader in data lake transformation, today announced support for Apache Arrow Flight, an open source data connectivity technology co-developed by Dremio that radically improves data transfer rates. As a result, client applications can now communicate with Dremio’s data lake service more than 10 times faster than using decade-old technologies, such as Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Speed of a 500,000 row Apache Parquet dataset query using pyodbc vs. Apache Arrow Flight (Graphic: Business Wire) The implementation comes as data scientists, engineers and architects scale their applications and need to exchange data across process boundaries in a fast and efficient way without making copies. As companies continue to implement machine learning models and become more data-centric and data-driven, they require high-speed access to data to be successful. Apache Arrow, an open source project co-created by Dremio engineers in 2017, is now downloaded over 20 million times per month. Arrow Flight enables Arrow-powered technologies, such as Dremio and Python data science libraries, to exchange data at network speeds without any serialization/deserialization overhead. “Even as data volumes have increased by orders of magnitude, companies have had to continue to rely upon such archaic 25-year-old technologies like ODBC and JDBC for data transfer. While these technologies are fine for applications that require small datasets, they are a bottleneck for modern applications, such as machine learning, where millions of records are retrieved over the wire. Today we are announcing the availability of Arrow Flight in Dremio, which will open the door for new applications of data and set the performance standard for high-speed data transfer in the modern enterprise,” said Tomer Shiran, founder and chief product officer at Dremio. In addition to superior performance, Arrow Flight offers many other benefits. Arrow Flight is cross-platform and has multi-language support including Python, Java and C++, with others to come. As an example, data scientists can retrieve data directly from a Flight-enabled database like Dremio into a Python dataframe without having to extract the data into local files on the client. The ability to avoid data extracts, combined with Arrow Flight’s wire-level encryption and authentication capabilities, enables companies to overcome data governance and security challenges. Since data is being consumed directly from the centralized IT-controlled database or data lake service, data teams can control and monitor access to the data and delete records when necessary to comply with GDPR and CCPA requirements, such as “the right to be forgotten.” Arrow Flight is now available as part of the Apache Arrow 3.0 release. To learn more, Dremio will be hosting a webinar, “Eliminate Data Transfer Bottlenecks with Apache Arrow Flight,” on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET and you can register to attend here. About Dremio Dremio reimagines the cloud data lake to deliver faster time to analytics by eliminating the need to copy and move data to proprietary data warehouses, or create cubes, aggregation tables and BI extracts. A self-service semantic layer provides flexibility and control for data architects, and self-service for data consumers. Founded in 2015, Dremio is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. Investors include Cisco Investments, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sapphire Ventures. For more information, visit Connect with Dremio on GitHub, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. View source version on CONTACT: Gillian Roberts [email protected] (818) 395-2948 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Dremio Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM Pinterest Dremio Announces Support for Apache Arrow Flight High-Performance Data Transfercenter_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGRAMMY Museum® Announces GRAMMY In The Schools® FestNext article908 Devices Strengthens Commercial Team with Addition of New Vice President Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApplast_img read more

Teachers get appreciation from People Pride

first_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleSaul SalinasNext articleHIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Chavez closes out high school career at state Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook ECISD logo wide More than 1,800 teachers got an end-of-school year gift recently from People Pride Inc., funded in part by team members at Investment Corporation of America.John and Carol Bushman are co-founders of People Pride, a privately funded program for at-risk Odessa students that pays full tuition, books and dormitory costs as long as they attend a state-supported school.Some 1,708 checks were distributed last week and 100 to 120 are going out this week, John Bushman said.Teachers will receive $500 in cash with another $500 in gift certificates to any of ICA’s restaurants, hotels, A-1 Homes, skating or any other retail operation that the corporation owns, if they renew their contract and start back in the upcoming school year. In total, it’s close to $2 million in gifts.Plus, they get an ongoing team member discount after they use the $500, which gives them deeply discounted hotel rates, Bushman said.He added that this was made possible by the work, support and agreement of ICA employees.“I’m very proud to stay this is Team ICA that has made this possible and we’re so proud of that and all of them are very proud to have given those teachers. We’ve got hundreds of parents that work in this organization right here in the Permian Basin …,” Bushman said.He added that the gifts were across the board for classroom teachers, “just to express unequivocal appreciation for their efforts.”Hays STEAM Academy first-grade teacher Sydney Garcia said she was completely shocked by the gift.“It has been such a blessing and it is amazing to know that our community supports teachers and is continuing to support teachers like myself, especially the people who continually give to teachers, whether that be through time, supplies, or money,” Garcia said.“The gift will go a long way to help my family as we are expecting a baby boy in August. I know my coworkers feel just as blessed through the thoughtful gift as it has impacted each teacher differently, but greatly,” she added.Horticulture teacher Christina Butler agreed that it was a blessing.“I feel it may even encourage the teachers more to know that the community is behind us,” Butler said. center_img TAGS  Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local News Teachers get appreciation from People Pride Twitterlast_img read more

Security Alert underway in Strabane

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – May 20, 2015 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Twitter There’s a security alert underway in Strabane.It comes after a suspicious object was thrown at a car in Inishfree Gardens.A number of houses have been evacuated, and a security operation is continuing.center_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleDonegal Road safety Officer says some drivers are still blind to dangers of mobile phonesNext articleDonegal V Armagh USFC advance ticket sale price gives 33% saving admin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Security Alert underway in Strabane Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

SCAORA Formulates Scheme For One Time Assistance Of Rs 10,000 To Needy Members

first_imgTop StoriesSCAORA Formulates Scheme For One Time Assistance Of Rs 10,000 To Needy Members LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 May 2020 12:31 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association (“SCAORA”) has resolved to introduce a new COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme for the period between May 18 and May 31.Through this scheme, a one-time ex-gratia amount of Rs. 10,000 can be availed by advocates who are eligible according to the terms laid down in the Resolution.In a virtual meeting convened by the Executive Committee (EC) on…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 Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association (“SCAORA”) has resolved to introduce a new COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme for the period between May 18 and May 31.Through this scheme, a one-time ex-gratia amount of Rs. 10,000 can be availed by advocates who are eligible according to the terms laid down in the Resolution.In a virtual meeting convened by the Executive Committee (EC) on May 18, it was decided that benefits of the scheme would be extended to AORs as well as advocates whose names appear in the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) voters list of 2019. Other advocates, covered under special categories, who are in dire need of financial aid on account of the ongoing lockdown shall also be avail of the benefits of the scheme.In order to avail benefits of the scheme, those eligible are required to furnish a declaration/undertaking with details regarding their AOR Code in case of AORs, or alternatively their SCBA membership number along with a statement confirming the appearance of their name in the 2019 SCBA voters’ list. Furthermore, the annual income of an applicant must be less than Rs. 8 lakh to qualify as a beneficiary of the scheme and the application must reveal a dire need of financial aid due to grave financial hardships being faced during the lockdown. The AOR or eligible Advocate must also declare that they have not received any COVID-19 related assistance or benefit from any Bar Association during this period.Subject to the approval of the EC, an active member of SCBA could be exempted from the condition of their name appearing in the 2019 Voter List and avail benefits of the scheme if the advocate is either in dire need of financial aid due to certain medical conditions/situations, a single woman or the widow of an AOR (since 2015).With regard to applications, SCAORA has also clarified the following-“The identity of the AOR/Advocate seeking benefit under the Scheme will be kept strictly confidential.Each application will be scrutinized as to its veracity and sanctioned only after due approval by the EC of SCAORA. That upon the scrutiny and sanction of the application by the EC of SCAORA, the SC AOR WELFARE TRUST will transfer the amount to the account of the concerned AOR/ eligible ADVOCATE.The sole discretion for approval and non-approval of applications under the said scheme shall vest exclusively with the EC of SCAORA.”The last date to apply for financial assistance under this scheme is May 31, 2020.Read the text of SCAORA Resolution :”18.05.2020Respected Members,* NEW SCAORA COVID-19 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME, 2020*In the virtual meeting of the EC of SCAORA held on 18.05.2020, it was resolved to introduce the NEW COVID-19 FINANCIAL SCHEME from 18.05.2020 to 31.05.2020, so as to extend the benefit of the scheme to all the Advocates on Record and Advocates who are members of the SCBA whose name appears in the SCBA voters list of 2019 and Advocates covered under special categories as defined in cl.2 who are in dire need of financial aid on account of the lockdown due to the pandemic COVID-19. It was further resolved that the terms of the said NEW COVID-19 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME, 2020 will be as here under;1. Any AOR and any Advocate who is regularly practicing in Supreme Court and is a member of SCBA whose name appears in the SCBA voters list of 2019 will be eligible for the benefits of the NEW COVID-19 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME, 2020.2. Any AOR and any eligible Advocate who wants to avail the benefits of the said scheme is required to furnish a declaration/undertaking wherein the following details need to be specified; a. AOR Code in case of an AOR and the SCBA membership number in case of eligible Advocate, along with a statement that his name appears in the SCBA voters list of 2019; b. The AOR or eligible Advocate applying under the said scheme are in dire need of financial aid and are facing grave financial hardships, on account of the lockdown due to the pandemic of COVID-19; c. The income of the AOR or the eligible Advocate availing the benefit of the scheme is less than Rs. 8 (Eight) Lakhs per annum;d. That no COVID-19 related assistance or benefit, including loan, has been received by the AOR or eligible Advocate, from any other Bar Association during this period.3. Subject to the approval of the EC of SCAORA, I. The aforesaid criteria in clause 1 can be relaxed exceptionally to any Advocate who is an active member of the SCBA, if the Advocate is: A. in dire need of financial aid due to certain medical conditions/situations.B. single women; II. Widow of AORs (since 2015)4. The following details of the AOR or the Advocate, availing the benefit of the Scheme, are to be mentioned in the body of the email along with the aforementioned Declaration:i. Full Name:ii. Date of Birth.iii. Mob. No.iv. Address:v. Email id:vi. AOR CODE / SCBA Membership No. vii. Whether he/she has a spouse who is a salaried employee – Yes Or No -viii. Whether he/she is living with the parents having fixed monthly income. Yes Or Noix. Whether living in a rented premises x. I.T. Returns , if any , of the preceding financial year. xi. Bank Account details:xii. Name of the Bank a) Name of the account holder as per the bank record b) Account Numberc) Type of Account d) Branch e) IFSC Code5. The identity of the AOR/Advocate seeking benefit under the Scheme will be kept strictly confidential.6.Each application will be scrutinized as to its veracity and sanctioned only after due approval by the EC of SCAORA. That upon the scrutiny and sanction of the application by the EC of SCAORA, the SC AOR WELFARE TRUST will transfer the amount to the account of the concerned AOR/ eligible ADVOCATE.7.The sole discretion for approval and non-approval of applications under the said scheme shall vest exclusively with the EC of SCAORA.8. The benefit of the new scheme is a onetime financial assistance offered, as an ex gratia amount of Rs.10,000/-.9.The last date for email of applications is 31.05.2020.The AORs and Advocates who are eligible may email applications bearing the aforesaid details to “[email protected] “Thanking You,Warm Regards,Joseph Aristotle S. Hony. Secretary, SCAORA”.Next Storylast_img read more

Tim Walker: ‘working’ through cancer

first_img Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Expanding care Local kids club offers new program Kids will have a fun place to play and learn during the two weeks before… read more Book Nook to reopen Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell That day could be a week or two away.In April, Walker was diagnosed with stage 3 “throat cancer.”“It has a big, long, scary name that I can’t even say,” he said. “But, it’s cancer and it’s eating away at my throat. The treatments to stop it are wearing me down.” Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 6, 2012center_img Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “I thought it might do me some good to do a little fishing,” he said. “It was hot so I took my shirt off and that’s when I noticed the knot on my neck.”Walker realized that the lump was something that needed immediate attention.“I saw a doctor and he recommended a biopsy,” Walker said. “I think he knew already that I had cancer. I had surgery and the doctor said he got all of the cancer that he could see. But he found that the cancer had come from the back of my tongue. The only thing that could be done was radiation and chemotherapy.”Walker said the treatments for his cancer cause his throat and mouth to be filled with blisters.“My throat is so sore and raw,” he said. “The doctors told me that toward the end of the treatments, I won’t be able to eat or even swallow. So, they went ahead and put in a feeding tube. I’m still able to work though.”Walker’s treatment plan is eight rounds of chemotherapy and 40 radiation treatments. He has completed six of the chemo treatments and 24 radiation treatments.He takes radiation treatments Monday through Friday in Montgomery and chemotherapy and radiation on Thursdays.“I’m out of work all day on Thursdays,” he said. “I wish I could come in but I just can’t.“I’ve got blisters in my mouth and I lose my voice. I’m getting weaker every day. I know I can’t start getting better until all the treatments are over. But I keep pushing myself because I know that I’ve got to live with all of this if I want to keep living – and I do.“Cancer is the scariest thing that I have ever been through. They are so good to me at the Montgomery Cancer Center, but I get scared when I pull into the parking lot and I’m scared until I pull out. Having all this happen to you and not knowing what’s next is hard to deal with.”To compound his worries, Walker said his bills are mounting.“My co-pay is high and every time I go for treatments, more is added to my bill,” he said. “I’ve always tried to pay my bills and not being able to pay what I owe is a big worry.“When cancer comes into your life, everything changes. I’m losing everything and I’m trying to hold onto the belief that things are going to get better some way … some how.“They tell me at the cancer center to smile because I’m alive. They said I can’t worry about bills and get well at the same time. But, I can’t help but worry and I try not to because I want to get well so much.”A fund has been set up in Walker’s name at Troy Bank & Trust to assist with expenses associated with the treatment of his cancer. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories If there were any laws against child labor, Tim Walker was not affected by them.He started working at the Western Auto store in Troy when he was 12 years old. When he was old enough to drive a motorbike, he was sweeping and mopping floors at the hospital. He’s always worked hard, lived modestly and paid his bills.“I’ve never drawn one penny of unemployment,” Walker said. “I want to work. I don’t know anything but work. But, the day is coming when I won’t be able to work and can’t pay my bills.” Walker has scaled back his work to part time at Discount Auto in Troy. He is blessed that Mike Johnson and his wife, Millie, are so understanding of his situation and so supportive of him.“There aren’t two better people,” he said.“They’re letting me work however I can. Without my job, I don’t know what I’d do. But, I just don’t have any energy. And, I know that it’s going to get worse before I get better.”In the early spring, Walker noticed that his energy level was dropping. He lost his appetite and all he wanted to do when he got home from work was go to bed. Tim Walker: ‘working’ through cancerlast_img read more

Oxygen consumption and nitrogen excretion in the Antarctic brachiopod Liothyrella uva (Jackson, 1912) under simulated winter conditions

first_imgThe metabolism of the Antarctic brachiopod Liothyrella uva (Jackson, 1912) has been investigated in the laboratory under simulated winter conditions of low temperature and no food. Under such conditions the metabolic rate measured should approximate to basal or maintenance metabolism. The oxygen consumption of a brachiopod of 35 mm length (210 mg AFDW) was 0.48 μg-at. O · h−1. This is low when compared with other brachiopods, Antarctic invertebrates or starved temperate invertebrates. Ammonia excretion was also low, 0.056 μg-at. NH3-N · h−1 in a 35-mm animal. The slopes of the allometric relationships against ash-free dry weight were 0.72 for oxygen consumption and 0.75 for ammonia excretion. These slopes were not significantly different from each other, or from 0.75. The mean overall oxygen: nitrogen ratio was 9.3, which suggests that protein was being used as the main metabolic substrate. A preliminary biochemical study of brachiopods collected from Signy Island, Antarctica, showed only small seasonal changes in lipid and carbohydrate, but there were marked changes in protein content in the later stages of winter. This confirms that, at least in late winter, L. uva survives primarily by the utilization of protein.last_img read more

Jazz stars Mitchell, Gobert test positive; Gobert apologizes

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDonovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz has confirmed he has tested positive for the coronavirus.He said Thursday on social media that he is personally dealing with the pandemic that has temporarily shut down the league and other major sports leagues.Mitchell is one of two players in the NBA to have tested positive. The other is his Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert, who was the first player to test positive and turned to social media to apologize publicly for being careless.Gobert’s test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz March 12, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Jazz stars Mitchell, Gobert test positive; Gobert apologizes Associated Presslast_img read more