Red Cross Offers Students Back To School Safety Tips

first_imgMotorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped. Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety. This includes two and four-lane highways. If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping. Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety. “While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for parents of younger kids and those headed to school for the first time,” Regional Communication Manager Jim Gilloon said. “Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with their parents at work, how to get in touch with another trusted adult and how to dial 9-1-1. Teach children not to talk to strangers or accept rides from someone they don’t know.” Details are available at SCHOOL BUS SAFETYIf children ride a bus to school, they should plan to get to their bus stop early and stand away from the curb while waiting for the bus to arrive. Cross the street at the corner, obey traffic signals and stay in the crosswalk.Never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.Teach your student to board the bus only after it has come to a complete stop and the driver or attendant has instructed them to get on.Kids should board their bus only, never an alternate one.Make sure your student always stays in clear view of the bus driver and never walks behind the bus. GETTING TO SCHOOL BY CAR, BIKE, ON FOOT The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. American Red Cross News: Know what the emergency plan is at your child’s school in case a disaster or an unforeseen event occurs. Develop a family emergency plan so everyone will know who to contact and where to go if something happens while children are at school and parents are at work. DRIVERS, SLOW DOWN! Drivers should be aware that children are out walking or biking to school and slow down, especially in residential areas and school zones. Motorists should know what the yellow and red bus signals mean. If children go to school in a car, they should always wear a seat belt. Younger children should use car seats or booster seats until the lap-shoulder belt fits properly (typically for children ages 8-12 and over 4’9”), and ride in the back seat until they are at least 13 years old.If a teenager is going to drive to school, parents should mandate that they use seat belts. Drivers should not text or make calls use their cell phone and should avoid eating or drinking while driving.Some students ride their bike to school. They should always wear a helmet and ride on the right in the same direction as the traffic is going.When children are walking to school, they should only cross the street at an intersection, and use a route along which the school has placed crossing guards. Parents should walk young children to school, along with children taking new routes or attending new schools, at least for the first week to ensure they know how to get there safely. Arrange for the kids to walk to school with a friend or classmate. Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is getting ready to stop and motorists should slow down and be prepared to stop. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign indicate the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off. The Red Cross First Aid App provides instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies whether it be before, during or after school. Download the app for free by searching for ‘American Red Cross’ in your app store or at Learn and practice First Aid and CPR/AED skills by taking a course ( ) so you can help save a life. TAKE A FIRST AID CLASS PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES About the American Red Cross ALBUQUERQUE — The school bells are calling students back to the classroom, and the American Red Cross wants to make sure students are safe as they head back to school for the upcoming year.last_img read more

Evans Randall in pole for Hammerson’s Bishops Square

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But rent deflation persists

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Does Town Undermine Justice System?

first_imgIf the owners of a nightclub or restaurant dare to challenge East Hampton Town’s “unconstitutional” code ordinances, the town rats the place out to the State Liquor Authority, a noted attorney charged this week.Lawrence Kelly, who has been busy the last couple years taking on East Hampton Town in court, said town police department officers are being forced to “compromise themselves” to defend the town’s selective code enforcement system. East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo and Town Attorney Mike Sendlenski both refuted Kelly’s take on the matter.Kelly is currently representing three Montauk nightclubs that are fighting citations from the town. He said in the course of his defense he uncovered backdated “referrals” made to the SLA by town police officers.Ruschmeyer’s was charged with violations of “over occupancy” during the summer, after code inspectors visited the establishment and said there were more than 22 people in the Eel Room inside the club. Kelly said placing an occupancy limit of the Eel Room is disingenuous to begin with, since crowds flow in and out of it unencumbered and it is inside the larger building. He said some of the summonses were dismissed “immediately” and the others “were baloney.” Kelly is fighting the charges in Suffolk County Supreme Court.Ruschmeyer’s also received a “report of disorderly conduct” on September 17 from the SLA. The SLA can suspend, and even revoke, a liquor license — the lifeblood of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.“We have a duty to report to the SLA,” Sarlo countered. “It’s routine. It’s part of the job.”Kelly later found out two other clients, Navy Beach and The Grey Lady, both suffered similar fates and had to answer the SLA in court.“The one common thread may be that EHTPD police reports from June and July had the common search term ‘fight’ listed in the paperwork,” Kelly wrote. “I believe that my clients were specifically targeted in this process, and that is why three of my clients, and only my clients, were scheduled for yesterday’s Supreme Court Mineola SLA hearings.”Kelly said the end result of this is that every bar and restaurant in East Hampton Town will be hesitant to call for any police assistance in the future, for fear that the simple act of calling for assistance will provide the foundation for retaliation against the establishment by the town.Kelly said there was an incident at Ruschmeyer’s in July 2017. It was outside the establishment, and handled by staff. In essence, an irate friend of a guest took a swing at someone and the matter was resolved without police intervention. However, Ruschmeyer’s called police and filed a report. Kelly said the police took no other action — until he decided to challenge the ordinance violations issued to Ruschmeyer’s in court.“It appears to me that following court proceedings in Suffolk Supreme Court last August, in which my clients challenged certain town attorney representations to the Supreme Court, my client Ruschmeyer’s was hit with a post dated ‘report of disorderly premises’ in late September 2017 for a purported incident from July 2017,” Kelly wrote.“It doesn’t matter if it was outside. It was on the property. The establishment is responsible for its premises,” Sarlo said.Both Sarlo and Sendlenski said it was standard procedure. “We have an officer who reviews the records and makes the filings to the SLA,” Sarlo said. “There is no postdating — the event date is on the report.”Sendlenski said the town follows the same procedure it always has. “Anytime there is an incident, the town makes a referral to the SLA. There are no instances when the town would file a report with the SLA solely because of ongoing litigation. If you have a fight, the SLA gets a referral,” he noted.There was a sharp upturn in code enforcement during the Montauk summer season after then Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell took office four years ago. Kelly represented several establishments and successfully had violations thrown out of court. He also recently challenged the town’s rental registry law and won a jury trial. He also acted on behalf of disgruntled employees that filed grievances against the town.“Until now, there has always been a sharp delineation, in my mind, between the professionalism of the EH Town Police Department and the security staffs at the Montauk establishments, and the political nonsense engaged in by the town attorneys and the code enforcement. The police department has always understood that their safety and the safety of the citizens is best served by keeping away from the petty and the underhanded acts which degrade the trust of the public,” Kelly wrote to Sharelast_img read more

Rhenus completes Antonov charter flights

first_imgRhenus transported a steam turbine rotor from Accra in Ghana to Ahmedabad, India. The logistics company redesigned the frame of the aircraft to include a 4 cm clearance with a special loading ramp so that the out-of-gauge cargo could fit in the aircraft.The Rhenus team in India oversaw Customs clearance, crane handling at the airport, and the transport to the consignee’s site.The second delivery involved a couple of rotor casings, which Rhenus transported from China to Germany. The casings were shipped faced down without a shipping frame and were protected by wood and rubber mats during the move.The Rhenus team in China coordinated the necessary Customs clearance and permits, inland transportation, and crane handling at the airport.www.rhenus.comwww.theheavyliftgroup.comlast_img

Delivering Quality Service training for tourism service providers

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! BusinessLocalNews Delivering Quality Service training for tourism service providers by: – July 16, 2018 Share 124 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Craft and Souvenir Vendors and Hair Braiders, who provide service to the public, especially visitors, are engaged in a workshop geared at improving their customer service skills.This two-day workshop, which commenced on Monday 16 July 2018, is being hosted at the Prevo Cinemall in Roseau. It is being facilitated by Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Regional Human Resources Development Consultant, Sharon Banfield- Bovell of Barbados.Mrs. Bovell told Dominica Vibes it is “a very important training” program because it is essential that the Caribbean sets itself apart from other regions and countries in the world.“We believe strongly that one way of setting ourselves apart, in addition to our culture and the type of natural assets that we have, that service has to play a big part,” she explained.“We’re competing with other destinations that are clearly offering superior service in their tourism delivery and we want for the Caribbean to be able to do the same,” she added.The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) anticipates that this training will help participants understand the importance of their jobs in visitor satisfaction; improve people relations through the utilization of effective communication; and understand how positive visitor interactions result in satisfied visitors.Mrs. Banfield-Bovell, who has been contributing to the development of Tourism and Human Resources in the Caribbean region for approximately eighteen years, said it is also important for the Caribbean region to understand the importance of service quality and delivering excellent service.While she acknowledged that this can sometimes be a difficult task because there are “different types of customers with different needs, with their own personalities”, it must be understood that as hosts, “we have to do everything that’s possible to make people feel at home when they come into our destination”.This means that when visitors come to Dominica, the expectation of meeting friendly people and receiving high quality service should be met. “So it’s very important that we all have that discussion and we are all on the same page, and I really commend the DDA once again, for just seeking to ensure we’re not just dealing with getting the product right, but getting the people who deliver on that product, getting them on board also,” Mrs. Bovell stated.Moreover, she highlighted the importance for service providers to participate in continuous training sessions as this can assist them in “recognizing the importance of selling themselves properly, the importance of continuous development”.“We should always be looking for the opportunities to improve ourselves; we go from being good to being a little better and we keep moving the goal post until we’re the best that we can be,” she explained.In order to be the best, Mrs Bovell added includes “gathering information, learning what’s going on, and secondly from just being in a position to learn from others and to share with others, so training is a key part”.The DDA anticipates that participants will apply the knowledge gained into their respective fields in order to improve the quality of service delivered to visitors. Later this week, on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th July, taxi operators will also benefit from this training.last_img read more

Semtech Introduces the First Single Chip Hybrid PLC and LoRa Wireless Platform

first_imgSemtech has announced the availability of their new EV8600 dual modem (PLC+RF System-on-Chip) with integrated LoRa wireless RF technology. This is the first fully integrated PLC and LoRa modem for smart grid, smart metering and IoT applications. It can help reduce network operational costs of Advance Metering Infrastructures (AMI) by up to 50 percent. This modem also enables a seamless LoRa gateway network deployment  for smart city and industrial automation.By offering both a Power Line Communications (PLC) modem operating at 10-500 KHZ and a Radio Frequency (RF) modem operating in the range of 142 to 1050 MHz, this modem enables virtually 100 percent connectivity coverage with a single chip. It also offers a LoRa fallback mode in the event of a complete network outage caused by a natural disaster or other unforeseen events.The integration of Semtech LoRa technology in the EV8600 enables critical access for network operators and provides further reliability in network operations. It helps eliminate the ‘1 percent Problem’ in AMI networks, where the cost of reaching the 1 percent Hard-to-Reach Nodes can account for as much as 50 percent of the entire AMI network operational cost.To simplify the design effort, this modem performs all bridging/routing algorithms between the two internal modems and has embedded dual image flash memory. This implementation of LoRa features into EV8600 is accompanied by the addition of Wireless M-BUS protocol for sub-metering applications.last_img read more

Anritsu’s New Solution Supports RF/Protocol Conformance Tests for LTE Deployments

first_imgAnritsu has launched the ME7800L, a Conformance Test System, that enables simple and cost-effective RF and Protocol conformance tests of 3GPP-compliant LTE mobile terminals in one simple package. Anritsu had previously introduced the ME7873LA (RF) and ME7834LA (Protocol) conformance testing solutions for the Mobile Terminals Industry. These systems focused on early support for conformance tests for advanced technologies such as LTE-A. The new ME7800L system is a natural evolution of the previously introduced systems, providing a new concept in 3GPP device certification testing.The widespread deployment of LTE modules and terminals is creating new requirements. Manufacturers are looking reduce time & the cost of their regression tests, looking for a low cost route for the conformance testing of their mid-range products. Operators are looking for a cost-effective test system incorporating just the key required test functions. The ME7800L Simple Conformance Test System is the test industry’s solution to these new needs.As launch and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) ramps up, there is also a need for a lower cost route to device/module certification, matching to the target cost of the devices and associated development costs. Such a solution is enabled by having a capability and test coverage that is optimized for such IoT certification requirements. An optimized solution also gives a faster time to market, with RF, RRM, and Protocol testing all completed on a single test platform.  The ME7800L provides cost-effective LTE RF and Protocol conformance testing, incorporating all the hardware and software for LTE basic function tests in one convenient package. Both RF and Protocol conformance tests can be run simultaneously, while the RF conformance tests support TRx, performance, and RRM tests. The ME7800L is a GCF/PTCRB-approved conformance test system following 3GPP standards.Key Features:Cost-effective LTE RF and protocol conformance testingIt incorporates all the hardware and software for LTE basic function tests in one convenient package, lowering the barrier to introducing conformance testing. Both RF and protocol conformance tests can be run simultaneously while the RF conformance tests support TRx, performance, and RRM tests.GCF/PTCRB-approved conformance test system following 3GPP standardsLike the ME7873LA and ME7834LA, the ME7800L is a GCF/PTCRB-approved test system and all its supported test cases are approved by GCF/PTCRB.Both the RF and protocol tests follow the 3GPP standards.Target Markets: LTE-chipset, module, mobile-terminal, and smartphone manufacturers; communications operators; test housesApplications: Development and QA of chipsets, modules, mobile terminals, and smartphones.last_img read more