MEMA Encourages Residents To Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

first_imgHeat stroke is the most serious heat emergency and is life-threatening. Heat stroke develops when systems in the body begin to stop functioning due to extreme heat. Heat stroke may cause brain damage or death if the body is not cooled quickly.Symptoms: Extremely high body temperature, hot and red skin (dry or moist), loss of consciousness, changes in level of responsiveness rapid and weak pulse, rapid and shallow breathing, vomiting, confusion, and/or seizuresTreatment: A person suffering from heat stroke needs immediate assistance. Call 9-1-1 and move the person to a cooler place. Immerse the individual in a cool bath, wrap in cold wet sheets, or cover the person in bags of ice. FRAMINGHAM, MA — Below is an extreme heat advisory from the Massachusetts Emergency Management agency:Hot temperatures combined with high humidity levels are expected to create dangerous heat conditions, with the most oppressive conditions expected Saturday. High temperatures Friday-Sunday are forecast to be in the 90s to lower 100s, and dew points in the low to mid 70s. Heat index values are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s Friday, 100 to 110 Saturday, and 97 to 105 Sunday, with the highest values occurring on Saturday in eastern Massachusetts and parts of the Connecticut River valley. The hot temperatures and high heat indices can lead to serious heat related-illnesses.“MEMA urges residents to take precautions during the upcoming extreme heat. Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle, find an air-conditioned public space, cooling center, or other cool spot for relief, and watch for heat-related illnesses,” said Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Samantha Phillips. “Please check on your family, friends, or neighbors to make sure they are safe during the extreme heat.”Extreme Heat Safety TipsNever leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20°F within 10 minutes.Slow down and avoid strenuous activity.Drink plenty of fluids — even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcoholic beverages and liquids high in sugar or caffeine. If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink, ask how much you should drink during hot weather.Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors reflect heat and sunlight, and help maintain normal body temperature.Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun. Do not leave pets outside for extended periods of time.If you must be outdoors, limit your outdoor activity to the morning and evening hours. Try to rest often in shady areas so your body temperature will have a chance to recover. Use sunscreen with a high SPF and wear a wide-brimmed hat.If you do not have air conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun. Use fans to stay cool and avoid using your stove and oven. Consider spending time in air-conditioned public spaces, such as schools, libraries, theaters, and other community facilities.Check with your local authorities or Call 2-1-1 to find locations of cooling centers or shelters near you.On hot days, more people cool off around bodies of water. Playing in and around water can increase the risk of drowning. Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe in and around water with these Water Safety Tips.If there are power outages during warm weather, you may need to take additional precautions or go to a cooling center or emergency shelter to stay cool.Know the symptoms of and watch out for heat-related illnesses. Call 9-1-1 to report emergencies.Be a good neighbor. Check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions, those who may need additional assistance, and those who may not have air conditioning.Types of Heat-related IllnessesDuring extreme heat, people are susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Learn how to recognize and respond to them:Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms caused by heavy sweating.Symptoms: Muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomenTreatment: Get the person to rest in a comfortable position in a cooler place. Give the person water or fluids with electrolytes help them rehydrate. For more information on heat-related illnesses and graphics, see https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.htmlMEMA is the state agency charged with ensuring the state is prepared to withstand, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters, including natural hazards, accidents, deliberate attacks, and technological and infrastructure failures. MEMA’s staff of professional planners, communications specialists and operations and support personnel is committed to an all hazards approach to emergency management. By building and sustaining effective partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, and with the private sector – individuals, families, non-profits and businesses – MEMA ensures the Commonwealth’s ability to rapidly recover from large and small disasters by assessing and mitigating threats and hazards, enhancing preparedness, ensuring effective response, and strengthening our capacity to rebuild and recover. For additional information about MEMA and Emergency Preparedness, go to www.mass.gov/mema.Continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEMA; Facebook at www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA; YouTube at www.youtube.com/MassachusettsEMA.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Heat exhaustion typically occurs when people overexert themselves in a warm, humid place, and often affects those doing strenuous work in hot weather. Body fluids are lost through heavy sweating and blood flow to the skin increases, causing blood flow to vital organs to decrease. This results in a form of mild shock.Symptoms:  Cool, moist, pale or flushed skin, nausea, dizziness, headache, weakness, and/or exhaustionTreatment: Get the person to rest in a comfortable position in a cooler place. Remove or loosen tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths, such as towels or sheets. If the person is conscious, give them half a glass of cool water or fluids with electrolytes every 15 minutes, making sure the person drinks slowly. Watch the person carefully for changes in his or her condition and call 9-1-1 if it doesn’t improve. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMEMA Encourages Residents To Stay Safe During Extreme Cold WeatherIn “Government”Governor Baker Proclaims This Week As ‘Hurricane Preparedness Week’In “Government”RMLD Asks Residents To Conserve Energy During This Weekend’s Heat WaveIn “Government”last_img read more

US corporate sector welcomes Indian budget says itll attract FDIs

first_imgThe American corporate sector believes that the Budget is trying to make positive structural changes.ReutersThe Union Budget 2019, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has been widely hailed by the American corporate sector who believes that the budget is not only inclusive but will also attract foreign investments.President of the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF), Mukesh Aghi said, “The budget is inclusive and policy decisions are encouraging for American companies.”Aghi told news agency PTI, “It is good news for companies like Apple. The Budget opens up the Indian market, and encourages US companies to invest more, at the same time it ensures prosperity and growth for the lower sections.”He also added saying that the Budget is trying to make positive structural changes.”We are pleased to see a 2019-2020 Budget that delivers a forward-looking and reform-minded approach for the Modi government’s second term,” Nisha Desai Biswal, president of US India Business Council, said as quoted by PTI.USIBC welcomes proactive measures to double farmers’ income, liberalise FDI in a number of sectors and allow 100 per cent FDI for insurance intermediaries, and increase FPI investment limits — all reforms USIBC has actively supported, she said.USIBC members will be encouraged by the Budget’s focus on skilling Indians, with an emphasis on jobs in data analytics, artificial intelligence, and robotics, Ms Biswal said.”Goals like transforming India into a global space and aviation hub also demonstrate the longer-term thinking of the new government. We look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi and the Government of India to make these priorities, and the larger vision for a modern India a reality,” Ms Biswal said.”This is a visionary budget from the first woman Finance Minister of India marked with a long-term 10-year plan while retaining focus on immediate priorities,” said Karun Rishi, president of USA-India Chamber of Commerce said.The focused impetus for sustainable job creation via targeted investment in infrastructure will have a ripple effect on secondary and tertiary employment.The mission to provide housing to all by 2022 has the potential not just for growth in downstream sectors such as cement and steel but also for overall job creation in these vital industries, he said.It is a relatively cautious Budget, considering the government’s election mandate, noted Rick Rossow from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think-tank.”I expected some bigger ideas, but instead we saw a continuation of key programmes such as infrastructure development, expansion of social programmes in rural areas, and nods to big campaigns like Digital India and Make in India,” Rossow said.From a foreign business perspective, it was a mixed bag, he said.”On the positive side, several sectors were listed for foreign investment reforms including insurance, media, and single brand retail,” he added.”Customs duties are to be reduced in some narrow areas like speciality chemicals and capital goods for electronics manufacturing. But in a range of other sectors, customs duties will be increased including auto parts, video recorders, metal fittings, and more. This Budget is not going to alleviate the current state of trade tensions between the US and India,” Rossow said.Lauding the fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent for FY 2020, Rishi said that much will depend on the execution and global economic factors.The budget strikes a reasonable balance between addressing the objective of inclusiveness and laying the path for Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a USD 5 trillion economy by focusing on infrastructure spending incentivising affordable housing and providing growth capital for PSU banks, he said.Setting up the National Research Foundation (NRF) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and co-chaired by Principal Scientific Advisor K Vijay Raghavan to fund, coordinate and promote research in India will be a game changer, Rishi said.”The NRF’s focus on promoting and funding multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, multi-investigator led research by having robust industry-academia collaboration could tremendously benefit the biopharma and healthcare industry in India. Indian and global patients can look forward to cutting edge innovative medicines coming out of India in the next five to ten years,” he said.Stating that USA-India Chamber of Commerce has been encouraging structured research in India for over 12 years, Rishi said the current setup is not efficient.The NRF can correct the deficit in research, he asserted.As per data released by the central government, India’s research and innovation investment vis-a-vis global standards in terms of percentage of GDP is quite less (0.68 per cent) in comparison to the United States (2.8 per cent), China (2.1 per cent), Israel (4.3 per cent) and South Korea (4.2 per cent).”If India aims to emerge as a global research and innovation hub, apart from just increasing the funding, we also need to have a central systematic mechanism to fund and monitor research and innovation outcomes, especially in the fields of national importance.””Under the guidance of top leadership, the NRF has the potential to make India a global partner in BioPharma Research and Development. A 15.4 per cent increase in allocation to the healthcare sector compared to the previous year’s revised budget is a remarkable step,” Rishi said.(Inputs from agencies)last_img read more

VC HarunorRashid charged with contempt of court

first_imgHarun-or-RashidThe High Court charged National University VC Harun-or-Rashid with contempt of court for not paying salaries of a teacher in compliance to a court order.The HC asked the VC to explain within two weeks why contempt of court proceedings would not be taken up against him for noncompliance.A bench of justice Ashfaqul Islam and justice Ashish Ranjan Das passed the order after hearing the writ petition on Tuesday.Abdur Rab Chowdhury and M Giasuddin stood for the petitioner, National University lecturer Hafizur Rahman.On 22 August 2016, the HC in a rule asked the National University authorities to pay Hafizur as per pay scale of 1997, 2005, 2009 and 2015.Hafizur filed the contempt of court petition on 4 June.last_img

Twitter Makes IPO Filing Public

first_img Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Twitter made its S-1 filing available to the public on Thursday, finally shedding some light on its initial public offering plans.The company has seen rapid growth recently. In 2012 the company saw an increase in revenue of 198 percent to about $317 million and a net loss decrease of 38 percent to about $79 million, according to the filing.According to the filing, Twitter, which plans to trade under the ticker TWTR, has 250 million monthly active users, 100 million of those are daily active users.The company said in the filing that mobile is the primary driver of its business and that 75 percent of the monthly active users access Twitter from a mobile device.There’s still a lot of information that is missing from the filing, like the number of shares the company plans to offer and the price of the shares, but it does give some insight into which investors stand to make the most money off the offering.Jack Dorsey has a 4.9 percent stake in the company, Evan Williams has a 12 percent stake and Peter Fenton, a Twitter board member, has a 6.7 percent stake.In September, the company announced it had confidentially submitted documents to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with plans to go public, but Twitter didn’t reveal anything else about its IPO plans. The filing was made under the JOBS Act, which allows companies making less than $1 billion in revenue to work with regulators on IPO plans before actually making it public.The micro-blogging site has been valued at about $10 billion and is one of the most anticipated Silicon Valley IPOs since Facebook. Related: Experts Say Twitter Didn’t Botch Its IPO Announcement This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Brought to you by CNBC October 3, 2013 2 min readlast_img read more

QA – Huawei Y6 II With Jean Baguma

first_imgMarketing Manager at Huawei Uganda; Jean Baguma during the unveiling of the Huawei Y6 II at their office, Rwenzori Towers. Advertisement 1. Huawei recently released its latest Y-Series entrant, The Huawei Y6II. What makes the Huawei Y6II unique? The Huawei Y6II is the only smartphone within its range at the moment with unbeatable cut throat lightning speed in Uganda.The Huawei Y6II’s Kirin 620, 1.2GHz processor coupled with the lightning fast 64-bit octa-core allows multiple apps to be open simultaneously without sacrificing speed, power or performance. Its ARM micro-processor technology has ultra-high efficiency for longer battery life. The 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory expandable to 128GB via micro SD card also gives users more capacity, lower power consumption, faster speed and longer use than any smartphone currently in the market.Basically, the Huawei Y6II is all about speed. – Advertisement – 2. Besides the ‘unbeatable cut-throat lightning speed,’ what more does the Huawei Y6II offer its users? The Huawei Y6II handset has a wide 5.5 inch display, 13MP and 8MP cameras, octa-core processors and an elegant design body style. It also boasts of a larger dynamic 1280×720 resolution display which is crystal clear and rivals existing top digital screens. The durable GFF transparent lamination protects the display from scratches to ensure long-lasting brightness. The Huawei Y6II also has customized round curves designed for easy one-handed use.The Huawei Y6II has a built-in phone manager that monitors power consumption for extended battery life, and cleans and optimizes the devices Operating System, while the App Lock and Do Not Disturb functions protect user privacy.The Huawei Y6II also has an Auto- Face enhancement and make-up mode which puts the user’s best face forward with its 10-level face enhancement option.3. Who is the target customer for the Huawei Y6II? The Huawei Y6II, with its premium features is targeted to the mid-range customer that is looking at having a wider smartphone screen, better camera and more features at an affordable price.4. How much does the Huawei Y6II cost on the market in Uganda? The Huawei Y6II is selling at an unbeatable Recommended Retail Price of 655,600 UshsMarketing Manager at Huawei Uganda; Jean Baguma during the unveiling of the Huawei Y6 II at their office, Rwenzori Towers.5. Where can one purchase the Huawei Y6II phone from in Uganda? The Huawei Y6II can be bought from any Huawei-affiliated dealer shops countrywide to include Nile Communications, Ssimba Telecom, Go Phones, Nile Communication, Fone Express, Praise Communication and www.kilimall.co.ug.’6. Besides the Huawei Y6II, what other phones does Huawei have in store for its customers? Huawei has a range of phone products and currently, we have an ongoing mega-discount promotion of up to 20% on Huawei smartphones across the country. The discounted phones include;Y-series: Y336, Y520, Y6, Y6 Pro, Y625, Y3 II, Y5 II, Y3 Lite,G series : GR3, GR5, G8P series: P7, P8, P9, P9 LiteMate series: Mate S, Mate 7, Mate 87. Huawei became the world’s 3rd largest mobile smartphone manufacturer in 2012, what has been Huawei’s key to success and where does the brand see itself in the future? In 2012, Huawei became the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer and was the first Chinese company to sell more than 100 million mobile phones in one year – 2015, with products and services available in more than 170 countries. Huawei’s key to success has been its continuous Research &Development and introducing disruptive products which are of greater quality for a reasonable price. Huawei currently only produces smartphones and envisages that by 2021, it shall be the leading global smartphone producer.[related-posts]8. Today more Ugandans are turning to smartphones rather than laptops and computers. How is Huawei ready for this shift in a market like Uganda? Huawei understands the dynamics of the Ugandan market where the majority of phone users lay within the middle to low income market segment. This coupled with Huawei’s ability to build first-class software meant to run on simple and cheaper hardware has enabled us to give our customers in Uganda premium smartphones that are affordable.last_img read more