3 dead, several injured after vehicle strikes pedestrians in San Diego

first_imgkatifcam/iStockBy MATT ZARRELL, ABC News(SAN DIEGO) — Three people are dead and several more injured after a vehicle struck pedestrians in San Diego on Monday, police said.The car jumped the sidewalk and drove through an area under a bridge with a number of tents, according to officials.A total of nine victims were struck, police said. Two are in critical condition.The 71-year-old driver, Craig Voss, was detained for allegedly driving while impaired and charged with three counts of vehicular manslaughter, five counts of causing great bodily injury while committing a felony and one count of felony DUI, police said.Voss was rendering aid to a victim when officers arrived, police said.The incident occurred near San Diego City College, ABC San Diego affiliate KGTV reported.Multiple ambulances were sent to the scene.ABC News’ Matthew Furhman and Alex Stone contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Royal Navy opens new survival training facility

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy opens new survival training facility Share this article View post tag: Royal Navy Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton recently opened a new facility which will provide survival training in the event of a helicopter incident or accident over the water.The Royal Navy School of Maritime SERE (survive, evade, resist, escape) and underwater escape training unit (UETU) was opened by Rear Admiral Keith Blount who welcomed all to the new facility.The facility in the first stage provides training to Yeovilton’s personnel who will be taught the procedures to follow whilst in an aircraft as it hits the water and sinks below the surface, day or night! They are then taught how to safely exit the aircraft whilst it is fully submerged under the water and return to the surface.For the second part of the training they are then instructed on how to make safe whilst on the surface of the water by housing themselves in personal life rafts and waiting to be rescued. The third element of training is the rescue by air where personnel are winched from their life rafts on the water and recovered to safety.Previous to this new facility across three pools housing 1,125,000 liters of water all of these elements of training were conducted separately in different locations and at different times due to the nature of training.Now however the new Royal Navy School of Maritime SERE and Underwater Escape Training allows for all this training to take place in one location in a totally simulated facility.The Environmental Pool Trainer facility is capable of simulating full climatic conditions (Wind, Rain, Waves, Darkness) to ensure the training is fully representative of all the elements that might be faced in the real situation. The pool can have a two metre swell!Simon Jones, Project Manager at DIO (Defence Infrastructure Organisation) said: “This facility demonstrates DIO’s ability to deliver cost effective, bespoke solutions for our customers as is an essential component of our commitment to our world class military training. Our robust framework allowed us to collaborate with both Military and Industry partners to deliver this challenging project to specific timescales.” Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: RNAS Yeovilton February 28, 2018 Royal Navy opens new survival training facilitylast_img read more

Watch Umphrey’s McGee Cover Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” During NYE Run [Pro-Shot]

first_imgOver the weekend, Umphrey’s McGee took over Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium for three-nights of New Year’s Eve madness. To kick off the run, the group got things started off strong with a solid performance that ended with a cover of Pink Floyd’s beloved classic, “Comfortably Numb”. Today, the band has released new pro-shot video of this show-ending cover. Enjoy it for yourselves below! [Video: Umphrey’s McGee] Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO | 12/29/17I: Bathing Digits > Padgett’s Profile > Walletsworth, Sociable Jimmy > The Fussy Dutchman > The Linear, Susanah, BridgelessII: JaJunk > Night Nurse -> Mail Package, Resolution > Yoga Pants > Syncopated Strangers > DraconianE: Comfortably Numblast_img read more

Researchers develop ‘smart’ nanotherapeutics

first_imgResearch collaboration between the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Children’s Hospital Boston has developed “smart” injectable nanotherapeutics that can be programmed to selectively deliver drugs to the cells of the pancreas. Although significant testing and development is necessary before this nanotechnology will be ready for clinical use, it could potentially improve treatment for type 1 diabetes by increasing therapeutic efficacy and reducing side effects.The approach was found to increase drug efficacy by 200-fold in in vitro studies based on the ability of these nanomaterials to both protect the drug from degradation and concentrate it at key target sites, such as regions of the pancreas that contain the insulin-producing cells. The dramatic increase in efficacy also means that much smaller amounts of drugs would be needed for treatment, opening the possibility of significantly reduced toxic side effects, as well as lower treatment costs.The research was led by Wyss Institute founding director Donald Ingber and Kaustabh Ghosh, a former postdoctoral fellow at Harvard-affiliated Children’s Hospital Boston. Their findings appear the current issue of Nano Letters.“The consequences of type 1 diabetes are felt [both in] the people who live with the disease and in the terrible strain that treatment costs put on the economy,” said Ingber.  “In keeping with our vision at the Wyss Institute, we hope that the programmable nanotherapy we have developed here will have a major positive impact on people’s lives in the future.”Type 1 diabetes, which often strikes children and young adults, is a debilitating disease in which the body’s immune system progressively destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as many as 3 million Americans have the disease and some 30,000 new cases are diagnosed every year.The risk of developing type 1 diabetes, which can lead to serious health complications such as kidney failure and blindness, can be predicted with 90 percent accuracy. But therapeutic intervention for people identified as high risk has been limited because many systemic treatments are barred from clinical use due to the severe side effects they produce when used at the high doses required to achieve a therapeutic response.Using nanoparticles that can be programmed to deliver drug or stem cell therapies to specific disease sites is an excellent alternative to systemic treatments because improved responses can be obtained with significantly lower therapeutic doses and hence, fewer side effects.  To date, such nanotherapeutics have been developed primarily to treat cancer, because they can home in on the tumor via its leaky blood vessels. The challenge has been to develop ways to selectively deliver drugs to treat other diseases in which the tissues of interest are not as easily targeted. The research team addressed this problem by using a unique homing peptide molecule to create “smart” nanoparticles that can seek out and bind to the capillary blood vessels in the islets of the pancreas that feed the insulin-producing cells most at risk during disease onset.Ingber, who is the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston, is also a professor of bioengineering at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Ghosh is now an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside. Wyss Institute postdoctoral fellows Umai Kanapathipillai and Netanel Korin also contributed to the work, as did Jason McCarthy, assistant professor in radiology at Harvard Medical School and an assistant in chemistry at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.The research was supported by the Wyss Institute and a SysCODE (Systems-Based Consortium for Organ Design and Engineering) grant from the National Institutes of Health that supports a group of seven clinical and academic institutions working to develop new ways to induce regeneration of organs, including the pancreas.last_img read more

The ‘Adorable’ Jonathan Groff on Filming Hamilton

first_img Hamilton We’ve always known that #Groffsauce was adorable, but that didn’t make it any less magical on June 28 when we got to watch Kathie Lee Gifford realize it in real time. Jonathan Groff dropped by The Today Show studio to talk Looking, Hamilton, Frozen and hair (really!) with Lee and Hoda Kotb. How does he pick his roles? “It’s kind of whatever makes my heart beat fast.” Groff also revealed that he’s going back into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit tuner tonight when they film the show (as they do for most Broadway tuners) for posterity. While we wait for it (sorry!), we have the feature-length series finale of Looking on HBO to look forward to on July 23. There’s also the upcoming Netflix series Mindhunter. Adorable, indeed. View Comments Related Showscenter_img from $149.00 Jonathan Grofflast_img read more

Toxic Treasures

first_imgVintage furniture and salvaged architectural details can add character to any décor. However, thrift-store treasures might be adding more than whimsy to Georgia homes – they could be carrying unsafe levels of lead.Lead paint was used in houses and on household items in the United States until 1978. The 1920s farmhouse door that gets turned into a coffee table or the worn porch corbels that get incorporated into a kitchen island were probably treated with lead paint.Lead exposure can cause serious developmental delays and brain abnormalities in children and can affect cognitive abilities in adults as well. Lead’s sweet taste often lures children into putting lead-painted surfaces into their mouths.“Using vintage and antique furniture in our homes is a great way to avoid buying new pieces, and it keeps furniture out of our landfills,” said Pamela Turner, associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension housing and environment specialist. “Those are both great things for the environment, but we need to be mindful about what we’re bringing into our homes and minimize or eliminate any contact that our families have with lead.”If the painted surface doesn’t come in contact with our hands, mouths or food, lead paint isn’t dangerous unless it starts to deteriorate, shedding lead dust and chips into the atmosphere. However, that worn, authentic look that so many of us are after means, by its very nature, that the paint is deteriorating.If you’re sanding and refinishing vintage or antique furniture, you may be creating clouds of lead dust in your home or workspace.The threat of lead doesn’t mean that Georgians need to give up their thrift shop addictions, Turner said. They just need to use precautions when bringing older pieces into their homes.Turner has put together a great set of tips for safely refinishing antique and vintage pieces on her UGA GreenWay Pinterest page at pinterest.com/ugagreenway. Turner and her team have collected methods that have been proven safe by vetted experts for everything from furniture refinishing to mold removal.Here are some steps that will keep households safe from lead paint on older furniture. The key things to remember are to seal off and cover the work area with heavy plastic sheeting; keep the area damp to reduce dust; and clean up thoroughly. Work smart and safe. In the end, you will have a beautiful artifact or piece of furniture that will safely add character and a sense of history to your home.For more detailed information about how to safely remove lead paint, visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s webpage for do-it-yourselfers at epa.gov/lead/renovation-repair-and-painting-program-do-it-yourselfers.For more information about UGA Greenway, please visit ugagreenway.wordpress.com. If you’re working inside, turn off forced air and cover the vents.Cover up. It’s advisable to wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, goggles, washable shoes, gloves and a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified disposable respirator with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter (N-100, R-100 or P-100). To reduce dust, use a damp sanding sponge. Wet your work surface often.Clean up thoroughly. Ideally, you can fold up the plastic sheeting with the lead residue on it and dispose of it according to your local waste management guidelines.When you are done, remove your clothes and wash everything in a separate load. Finally, take a shower and wash off the lead dust.last_img read more

New Vermont rental housing Web site and Washington County lead law settlements announced

first_imgLandlords, tenants and municipalities now have a place to find Vermont’s law on the legal health and safety requirements of rental housing: www.rentalcodes.org(link is external). The website features checklists of the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, including links to relevant codes and contacts. The website was developed by the Attorney General’s Office working in conjunction with the Vermont Housing Finance Agency and other state agencies and stakeholders as a part of a safe rental housing study committee.‘We know from enforcing Vermont’s lead laws that landlords often have difficulty locating the various laws they need to comply with,’ said Attorney General William H. Sorrell. ‘While ignorance of the law is no excuse, we understood the difficulty and worked on www.rentalcodes.org(link is external) to make it easier to know the law. We hope the website will help everyone involved in rental housing in Vermont understand exactly what is required of them, as well as what rights they have in the rental process.’The website provides a central location for rental housing rules, regulations, and guidelines, with viewers able to access information based on who they are or an area of interest.For more information on the new website, go to www.rentalcodes.org(link is external) and click on the links for “About Us” and “About This Site.”Attorney General Sorrell also announced today that his office has settled claims against a pair of central Vermont landlords for violations of the state’s lead law. Landlords Mary Fernandez of Northfield and Jane Osgatharp of Montpelier have each entered into settlements with the Attorney General with the combined civil penalties and lead hazard reduction work totaling $16,500. Actions were brought against both landlords for failure to bring rented properties into compliance with Vermont’s lead in housing law, which requires Essential Maintenance Practices (“EMPs”) to be performed every year on all rental properties built before 1978.”Lead poisoning is a serious issue in Vermont, and we take compliance with the lead law just as seriously,” said Attorney General Sorrell. “While we try to work with landlords as much as possible, we have a duty to protect tenants from unnecessary exposure to lead paint, especially children.”In addition to completing the required EMPs, both landlords have agreed to perform substantial lead hazard reduction work to further decrease the likelihood of lead exposure for their tenants. Fernandez will put $5,000 into improvements on five Northfield properties and Osgatharp will put $7,000 into improvements on five properties in Montpelier and Waterbury.Prior to legal action, both landlords were sent letters of notification regarding the violations and requesting that all rental properties be brought into compliance within 90 days. The letters are part of an ongoing campaign by the Attorney General’s Office to target lead paint violations in rental housing across the state. For more information on Vermont’s lead law, or for copies of the court documents in these and other lead enforcement actions, see the Attorney General’s website at http://www.atg.state.vt.us(link is external) and click on the “Lead in Housing” link. Attorney General August 23, 2011last_img read more

Appalachian Mountain Brewery

first_imgFact: A new brewery opens every day in North Carolina.Fact: Some of them are in crappy locations. Like in strip malls in towns that are flat with nothing to do but go to strip malls. Not the case with Appalachian Mountain Brewery, which sits on the edge of Boone within a few miles of a handful of ski resorts, the state’s only lift served mountain biking, life-changing road cycling (see Lance’s biography), bouldering, rock climbing…you get the idea. It’s hard to imagine a better place to open a brewery. And I applaud AMB for following the three rules of business real estate: Location, location, sell beer.I stumbled across AMB during a bike trip to the High Country (see the August BRO issue) in the same manner a thirsty adventurer stumbles across an oasis in the desert. The High Country is a lovely place, but it’s been surprisingly short on local craft beer—a fact that’s always bugged me. Appalachian fills that void, and fills it with style. The brewery took over an old industrial space about a mile from App State and has been adopted by college kids and locals alike in the few short months it’s been open. Show up on a weekend afternoon, and folks spill out of the tasting room’s open bay doors and onto the gravel backyard, where there’s probably a food truck dishing something good. Wood slats line the walls and ceilings, and a cluster of handmade walking sticks adorn the wall behind the bar (the owner carves them and donates them to disabled veterans). There’s a strong green vibe at the brewery—they’re working to restore the stream behind their brewery and have a solid “pints for non-profits” program, where a portion of proceeds from each beer go to a specific local organization. Order the stout, and Appalachian Voices gets a cut. Get the IPA and Blue Ridge Conservancy sees some love…And then there’s the beer itself, which is beyond good. They have the standard hopped up IPA’s that everyone loves, but also more subtle styles like the Kilt Lifter Scottish Ale, and a killer Kolsch that’s the perfect post-ride compliment. Boone just got a little bit better. appalachianmountainbrewery.comFollow Graham Averill’s adventures in drinking and Dad-hood at daddy-drinks.comlast_img read more

Credit unions report double-digit loan growth: Callahan

first_imgA report from the Washington-based consulting firm Callahan & Associates revealed early credit union data trending toward double-digit loan growth in 2015 for the seventh consecutive quarter by more than 10%.The report projected year-over-year loan growth for the past year at 10.6% based on 85% of credit unions that had reported thus far. While total loan growth is up by 23 basis points from the same time last year, the report showed a decline in some categories. Auto loans, credit cards and student loans decreased from the year prior at 1.7%, 1.7% and 8.5%, respectively. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more