Members Of The Motet, Mofro, and Sister Sparrow To Perform Bonnie Raitt Tribute In Denver

first_imgSinger Emily Clark will be performing a special tribute to legendary blues singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt tomorrow night in Denver, CO at Cervantes Other Side. “Tangled & Dark” – A Tribute To Bonnie Raitt will feature Clark bringing along drummer Dave Watts (The Motet), bassist Todd Smallie (JJ Grey & Mofro), guitarist Sasha Brown (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds), and singers Tanya Shylock, LaDamion Massey and Phil Johnson.Satsang will provide opening support, while Hymn For Her will keep the night rolling along after the tribute set, for what is sure to be a special dedication to one of the most iconic female musician’s of the 20th century. Tickets for the show are $10.To purchase tickets, click here.Check the Facebook Event Group here.last_img read more

Latin American Military Fight Coronavirus with Inventions

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo July 01, 2020 Latin American armed forces are using their training and ingenuity to help create, build, and adapt structures and vehicles to confront the pandemic. The following are examples of the work of some countries, based on public information from their respective armed forces.Troops of the Peruvian Air Force develop in-hospital isolation chambers to reduce the risk of infection for medical personnel during the transfer of COVID-19 patients. (Photo: Peruvian government)ArgentinaElements of the Argentine Navy and Air Force built an isolation and medical assistance center at Buenos Aires Naval Station in 40 days. The Scientific and Technical Research Defense Institute manufactures masks and face shields for health personnel, using 3D printers.The Armed Forces are also making sanitizing gel, masks for citizens, surgical wear, and bed linens for public hospitals.BrazilThe Brazilian Navy and the University of São Paulo have developed a low-cost emergency ventilator to help rehabilitate COVID-19 patients. In addition, the Brazilian Air Force and the Aeronautics Institute of Technology developed equipment that detects coronavirus in the air and set up portable hygiene centers for handwashing in public areas. They also manufacture protective masks and spare parts for the ventilators used at intensive care units.ChileThe Chilean Army Factory and Armory makes alcohol and sanitizing gel for medical facilities and units deployed in the country. (Photo: Chilean Army Factory and Armory)The Chilean Army Factory and Armory has temporarily modified its gunpowder factory to manufacture liquid and gel hand sanitizers for Army facilities that are available to the community.The Army also created a UV-disinfectant system and a programmable, portable solar sensory light to control security tasks. It also designed and made sanitizing tunnels for highly contagious areas, and it created sanitary booths for sample collection and examination.The Chilean Marine Corps contributes to the transfer of COVID-19 patients in specially equipped vehicles. Navy tailors make protective equipment for health personnel.ColombiaThe Colombian Air Force (FAC, in Spanish) has refurbished a C-295 aircraft to transfer infected patients, with two intensive care units and support equipment on board.Two noncommissioned technicians from the FAC’s Military Aviation Academy designed and built an isolation chamber to transfer patients with acute respiratory illnesses.The Army’s lab was adapted to process coronavirus tests for service members, equipment transport, and construction of several structures for mobile hospitals devoted to COVID-19 cases.PeruThe Peruvian Navy developed the first artificial ventilation equipment in the country, and it refurbishes ventilators at its Weapons and Electronic Services workshops, to assist critical patients.Air Force troops trained in the United States and Canada in aircraft maintenance and manufacturing developed in-hospital isolation chambers for highly contagious diseases, using fire-resistant aeronautical material.last_img read more

Curb funding for violent music videos on TV says researcher

first_imgNZ Herald 13 March 2015A researcher is calling for curbs on taxpayer funding of music videos that contain violence after his group found “high levels” of violence in the music videos shown on TV.Associate Professor Nick Wilson and colleagues at Otago University recorded two weeks of the Juice TV music channel in 2010 and found that 24 per cent of the 353 individual videos portrayed violence.He said the video of the Eminem/Rihanna hit Love the Way You Lie is a good example of the themes the researchers were concerned about: “It has violence, sexuality and alcohol – all mixed in together.”In today’s New Zealand Medical Journal they say: “We found that by including violence, weapons, antisocial behaviour, death themes, suicidal behaviour and Goth culture themes, 39 per cent of videos watched had at least one of such themes (average of 1.6 such themes).“These high levels of violence in music videos are despite the fact that they were broadcast during a time that adolescents are most likely to be watching.“There is evidence – albeit not fully conclusive – that exposure to violence in the media contributes to violent behaviour in children and adolescents.”The researchers found that 15 per cent of videos in which a New Zealander was the main artist contained violence, significantly lower than for non-New Zealand artists, 27 per cent. read more

West Nile Found In Ripley County Mosquitoes

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY – State health officials said Thursday they have confirmed the first signs of West Nile virus activity in Ripley County this season.So far this year, 83 mosquitoes in 34 Indiana counties have tested positive for the virus. There have been two reported cases of West Nile virus in humans statewide, in Hancock and Porter counties.West Nile virus has been found throughout the entire state in past years, and positive mosquitoes are expected to be found in many other Indiana counties as the summer progresses. It is impossible to predict the severity of this year’s West Nile virus season as future temperatures and rainfall determine the level of mosquito populations.“It’s the time of year when we are at greater risk for West Nile virus infection,” said Ripley County Health Department  Administrator /Public Health Nurse, Vicky Powell, R.N..  “But there are many ways people can help protect themselves and their families. You can prevent West Nile virus infection by following some simple and effective steps to prevent mosquito bites.”Ripley County Health Department recommends citizens to take the following protective steps:If possible, avoid being outdoors during prime mosquito biting times, especially late afternoon and dusk to dawn and early morning;Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus to clothes and exposed skin;Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home; and,When possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants while outside.Most people who are infected with West Nile virus will not develop any symptoms. Of those who become ill, most will develop a milder form of the illness, which can include fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. However, a small number of people can develop a more severe form of the disease with encephalitis or meningitis and other neurological syndromes, including flaccid muscle paralysis. Some people may die from the infection. Health officials say that although individuals over age 50 are at greatest risk for serious illness and even death from West Nile virus, people of all ages have been infected with the virus and have had severe disease.West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes that have first bitten an infected bird. A person bitten by an infected mosquito may show symptoms three to 15 days after the bite.  West Nile virus is not transmitted from person to person.“Mosquitoes can spread several other diseases, including St. Louis Encephalitis and La Crosse Encephalitis,” said Administrator/Public Health Nurse,  Vicky Powell, R.N.. “Usually, mosquito transmitted diseases occur during the summer months and don’t show signs of waning until the first hard frost of the season.”Ripley County Health Department is also asking residents to take steps to rid their properties of potential mosquito breeding grounds:Discard old tires, tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or other containers that can hold water;Repair failed septic systems;Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors;Keep grass cut short and shrubbery trimmed;Clean clogged roof gutters, particularly if leaves tend to plug up the drains;Frequently replace the water in pet bowls;Flush ornamental fountains and birdbaths periodically; and,Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with predatory fish.last_img read more