TWO FISHERMEN RESCUED AFTER ROGUE WAVE SINKS BOAT

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TWO FISHERMEN RESCUED AFTER ROGUE WAVE SINKS BOAT

first_imgThe 118 rescue helicopter was dispatched earlier today to remove two stricken fishermen from their sinking boat.Two fishermen have been rescued off Arranmore Island after their half-decker was struck by a wave.Despite the lovely weather being enjoyed all across the county the West Bay spot where the men got into difficulty is notoriously hazardous for fishing.The area is very shallow and is full of rocks and can be difficult to negotiate around in heavy seas. The half-decker was hit with a wave and began taking on water very quickly.A mayday call was quickly issued and as ever the Arranmore Lifeboat was on hand almost immediately to assist in the rescue operation.Both men were removed to Letterkenny General Hospital by the Sligo 118 rescue chopper.Both were assessed by medical personnel but were fine and had sustained no injuries during the ordeal. Both the Arranmore Lifeboat service and the 118 rescue chopper have been praised for their prompt actions during the rescue operation.TWO FISHERMEN RESCUED AFTER ROGUE WAVE SINKS BOAT was last modified: April 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SA economy creating jobs again

first_imgReporting on its December 2009 Quarterly Employment Statistics, Stats SA said the survey had shown that the number of people employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the country’s economy increased by about 18 000 (or +0.2%) from an estimated 8 143 000 employees to an estimated 8 161 000 employees. This is an improvement from the figures for the second quarter of 2009, when South Africa’s formal job losses totalled 98 000. 24 March 2010 However, employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector decreased between the quarters ended December 2008 and December 2009. Increase in gross earnings “The December 2009 Quarterly Employment Statistics survey shows that an estimated 8 161 000 people were employed in the formal non-agricultural business sector of the South African economy. This reflected an annual decrease of about 351 000 employees (or -4.1%) compared with December 2008 (an estimated 8 512 000 employees).” Eighteen thousand jobs were created in South Africa’s formal non-agricultural business sector between September and December 2009, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced in Pretoria on Tuesday. Additionally, the gross earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the same quarters. Gross earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended December 2008 and December 2009. According to Stats SA, in the December 2009 quarter, gross earnings paid to employees amounted to R294 509-million. “Softness in employment growth is thus likely to endure for some time.” Annual growth “This reflects an annual increase of R20 552-million (or +7.5%) compared with the quarter ended December 2008 (October 2008 to December 2008).” “The gross earnings paid to employees during the quarter ended December 2009 amounted to R294 509-million. This reflects a quarterly increase of R31 485-million (or +12%) compared with the quarter ended September 2009,” Stats SA said. Commenting on the figures, Standard Bank said: “Today’s data reflect labour market conditions that are slowly being nursed back to health. However, the labour market’s lagging indicator characteristics suggest that a substantial revival is only likely to ensue once economic conditions are more labour absorbing. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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No remedy if someone set on blaming outfits: UP CM

first_imgFaced with the charge of right-wing activists repeatedly taking the law into their own hands in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said there is “no remedy if someone makes up his mind” to blame a particular outfit.Mr. Adityanath was responding to questions by reporters about the lynching of a Muslim man in Bulandshahr that was allegedly carried out by Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) activists, and the Saharanpur clash in which an MP and a senior police official were injured.Mr. Adityanath founded HYV in April 2002.‘No discrimination’The CM was also asked why his warnings on the law-and-order front are not having the desired impact.“There is no remedy if someone makes up his mind that he has to blame a particular outfit… The victims have already stated that not one outfit but dispute among themselves was the cause of the incidents,” the CM said.“I can say with confidence that everyone will be safe in the State without any discrimination and rule of law is the priority of the government,” he said.In Saharanpur, local MP Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma, a senior police officer and several others were injured in stone pelting between members of two communities during a rally on April 20 to mark Ambedkar Jayanti.In Sohi village of Bulandshahr, a man was beaten to death by right-wing activists on May 2 after an inter-faith couple eloped. On Thursday, UP police’s press statement said that HYV activists were allegedly involved in the lynching incident.Regretting the State’s poor ranking in the ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’, with only Varanasi figuring in the list of 100 clean cities, Mr. Adityanath said that nine of the 15 most dirty districts are in Uttar Pradesh.last_img read more

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RichardsKortum wins prestigious Pierre Galletti Award

first_imgShare2Jeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduRichards-Kortum wins prestigious Pierre Galletti AwardAIMBE’s highest honor goes to Rice University global-health pioneer HOUSTON — (April 3, 2016) — The American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE) today presented its highest honor, the 2016 Pierre Galletti Award, to Rice University bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum.Rebecca Richards-Kortum (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Richards-Kortum, Rice’s Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the first woman to win the Galletti Award, which was presented today at AIMBE’s 25th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Richards-Kortum received the award for her “global leadership and exceptional innovation in creating the discipline of global-health engineering and pioneering engineering solutions to save countless maternal, newborn and vulnerable lives in resource-limited settings.”Richards-Kortum, directs both the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering and the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health, an award-winning global-health engineering program that incorporates problem-solving and hands-on learning activities. She also serves as special adviser to the provost on health-related research and educational initiatives.Since 2006, Rice 360º has partnered with Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi, to evaluate dozens of affordable health care technologies developed by Rice students at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK), including several that are now widely used throughout Malawi. When their work at QECH earned Richards-Kortum and OEDK Director Maria Oden the 2013 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation, the pair chose to use their $100,000 prize as seed funding for a campaign to fund a new neonatal ward, which QECH opened in November.In addition to providing patient care for thousands of newborns each year, the new QECH neonatal facility will serve as an innovation hub and test bed for the “Nursery of the Future,” a suite of student-created neonatal technologies that low-resource district hospitals can put into place for less than $5,000. The innovation hub, which was featured in UNICEF’s 2015 annual report, will offer students from Rice, the University of Malawi Polytechnic and the University of Malawi Medical School a place to evaluate life-saving technologies under the supervision of the hospital’s pediatric specialists.Richards-Kortum’s laboratory in Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative specializes in translating research in nanotechnology, molecular imaging and microfabrication to develop optical-imaging systems that are inexpensive, portable and capable of providing point-of-care diagnoses for diseases ranging from cancer to malaria. Her research has led to the development of 31 patents, and she is the author of the textbook Biomedical Engineering for Global Health published by Cambridge University Press (2010) as well as more than 300 refereed research papers and 11 book chapters. She also is the youngest Rice faculty member elected to the National Academy of Engineering.Richards-Kortum also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past member of the National Academies Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards and the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for the National Institutes of Health. She is a fellow of AIMBE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the National Academy of Inventors. Her many honors include the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award, OSA’s Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award and the Association of Rice Alumni’s George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching.The late Pierre Galletti, the award’s namesake, was a pioneering researcher in the emerging field of biomedical engineering whose work impacted heart-lung bypass surgery, artificial organs and tissue engineering. He was a founding member of AIMBE and served as the institute’s second president.-30-High-resolution IMAGES are available for download at:http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/0601_HRME-5-web.jpgCAPTION: Rebecca Richards-Kortum(Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)More information about Richards-Kortum is available at:Richards-Kortum homepagehttp://bioengineering.rice.edu/faculty/rebecca_richards-kortum.aspxRichards-Kortum named special adviser to provost — Feb. 25, 2016http://news.rice.edu/2016/02/25/richards-kortum-named-special-adviser-to-provost/Blood test results vary from drop to drop in fingerprick tests — Nov. 17, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/11/17/blood-test-results-vary-from-drop-to-drop-in-finger-prick-tests/Rice, MD Anderson win $1.8M for nanotech, cancer research — Oct. 12, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/10/12/rice-md-anderson-win-1-8m-for-nanotech-cancer-training/Imaging software could speed breast cancer diagnosis — Aug. 21, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/08/21/imaging-software-could-speed-breast-cancer-diagnosis/Richards-Kortum named University Professor — Aug. 14, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/08/14/richards-kortum-named-university-professor/Obama names Richards-Kortum to National Medal of Science committee — June 11, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/06/11/obama-names-richards-kortum-to-national-medal-of-science-committee/Study: Microendoscope could eliminate unneeded biopsies — June 1, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/06/01/study-microendoscope-could-eliminate-unneeded-biopsies/Richards-Kortum, Vardi elected to National Academy of Sciences — April 29, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/04/29/rice-universitys-richards-kortum-vardi-elected-to-national-academy-of-sciences/Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceUniversity. AddThislast_img read more

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