Read Full Story It’s estimated that about five million children in India are addicted to tobacco. They’re lured in by small, brightly colored packs of chewing tobacco—very popular in India—that cost just pennies a pack and are available everywhere, often close to schools. Frequently, children start using chewing tobacco, then graduate to cigarettes as they get older.To combat this trend, the Mumbai-based Salaam Bombay Foundation has offered innovative school-based programs since 2002 to steer kids away from tobacco use by engaging them in spirited anti-tobacco campaigns and helping boost their life skills and confidence through sports, arts, and cultural activities. Padmini Somani, Salaam Bombay’s executive director and founder, described the organization’s work in a talk at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) on March 5, 2013 to health communication students and faculty.Kasisomayajula Viswanath, associate professor of social and behavioral sciences at HSPH, introduced Somani. With other HSPH colleagues, Viswanath has helped Somani evaluate Salaam Bombay’s programs. An April 2012 study published in PLOS ONE by Viswanath; Glorian Sorensen, professor of social and behavioral sciences at HSPH; Prakash Gupta, PD ’85, director of Healis-Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health in Mumbai; and Eve Nagler, SD ’10, a research scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, found that students enrolled in the foundation’s programs were half as likely as other children to start using tobacco.
Health officials are warning people to stay out of the French Broad River after thousands of gallons of petroleum leaked into the waterway from an above ground storage tank located on the property of Mountain Energy Bulk Fuel at 288 Lyman St. near the River Arts District of Asheville, North Carolina.According to the Asheville Citizen Times, the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon and firefighters with the Asheville Fire Department (AFD) were first on the scene.AFD spokeswoman Kelley Klope told the Citizen Times that firefighters attempted to contain the flow of the leak by applying a magnetic patch to the compromised tank and placing salvage drums below the leak.“We got it to a very slow drip and allowed Mountain Environmental Services to offload the rest of the fuel into two other trucks,” she said.According to Klope and the AFD, the tank spewed approximately 4,000 gallons of oil into the French Broad—a river popular with paddlers, tubers, and anglers alike—before the leak was contained.But Laura Leonard, spokeswoman with the North Carolina Division of Waste Management, gave a conflicting estimate of the damage, saying that spill was closer to 1,000 gallons.Regardless of the amount of oil that was leaked, multiple agencies, including the Buncombe County Health and Human Services, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health and N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources, are urging the public to steer clear of the French Broad for the foreseeable future.This includes the section of the river from the Amboy Road Bridge near downtown Asheville north to downtown Marshall.Health officials are also advising people to refrain from walking dogs and other pets near the banks of the French Broad as ingestion of even small amounts petroleum can cause severe health issues.Anyone who spots what appears to be an oil-like substance on the surface of the river is asked to contact the Division of Environmental Quality at 828-296-4500. For health and safety questions, call Buncombe County Health and Human Services at 828-250-5016.
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Imo state Governor His Excellency Hope Uzodinma Commenting on his appointment, Dr Ekeji said he considered it as a call to duty to serve his own state and promised to give his best in ensuring that Imo State moves to the next level in all spheres of development. He added that it was another opportunity to put the vast experience he gained in the Federal Civil Service where he rose to become the Director General of a major parastatal and occasionally served as acting minister. Read AlsoUnpaid Allowances: Ekeji pacifies protesting Imo athletes Dr Ekeji once served Imo State in 1993 as Director of Sports before he was appointed the Director of Sports at the National Sports Commission in December 1994, Director of Sports Development at the National Sports Commission, 2001, and Director-General, National Sports Commission in 2009, a post he retired from in 2013. Ekeji briefly coached the national football team in 1986. Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-WifeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemAlbino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate BeautyBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has appointed former Nigeria International and retired Director-General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr Patrick Ekeji, as his Deputy Chief of Staff. Ekeji’s latest appointment was coming barely a month after he successfully carried out a previous assignment given to him by the state government as the chairman of a seven-man Imo Sports Commission Review Committee. As the head of Imo Sports Commission Review Committee, Dr Ekeji used his wealth of experience to save the state government from what would have degenerated into a public embarrassment when he resolved an agitation by aggrieved athletes preparing to represent the state at the now postponed 2020 National Sports Festival. The athletes were protesting over unpaid camping allowances ahead of the National Sports Festival earlier billed for Benin City, Edo State before Ekeji stepped in to pacify them amid allegation that they were paid pittance for their three weeks camping.Advertisement Loading…
Napolcom regional director JosephCelis led the awarding ceremony. He reminded policemen to respect authority. * For city police stations: San CarlosCity (first), Sipalay City, Victorias City The annual recognition aims to boostthe morale of policemen and encourage them to work hard. * For municipal police stations: E.B.Magalona (first), Pulupandan, Valladolid On the other hand, Colonel RomeoBaleros, Negros Occidental police director, reminded policemen to conductthemselves appropriately at all times./PN BACOLOD City – The National PoliceCommission (Napolcom) Region 6 recognized six “most compliant” city andmunicipal police stations in Negros Occidental.
LONGDALE, Okla. – One of the biggest weekends of the season at Longdale Speedway is only a little more than one month away.The second annual Darren Ernst Memorial pays $3,000 to win the final night of the two-day IMCA SportMod main event on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with $3,000 on the line that same weekend for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds during the Iron Man Challenge.The Modified feature is a 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.Pit passes are $30 for the Thursday, Sept. 29 open practice that runs from 6-9 p.m.Single-car qualifying will open the competition on Friday, Sept. 30, in both divisions. Drivers will then compete in eight-lap heat races to line up the 20-lap, 24-car feature that will lock the top eight finishers into a bracket race on Saturday, Oct. 1.The final day of racing will showcase last-chance qualifiers to determine the ninth through 23rdstarting positions in each main event. The 24th starting position will be auctioned off in each class beginning at $500.Each main event will feature two 30-lap segments with a 15-minute pit stop on the front stretch at midway. Any adjustment(s) will be allowed, including tires and fuel.Drivers will compete for $3,000 to win, $1,500 for second, $1,000 for third, $800 for fourth and $750 for fifth in both divisions. Each main event pays $300 to start.Also, there are many bonuses throughout the weekend, including $100 for the fast qualifier and $100 for the hard charger in each division.The Sept. 30 features pay $550 to win and $50 to start. The winner of the bracket race on Oct. 1 earns $400 with second place earning $300, third place $200 and fourth place $100.There is a $150 entry fee for every driver.Adult tickets are $15 per night. Tickets for seniors and military personnel are $12 each night with children ages 6 to 12 $5 per night. Children ages five and younger get in free.Longdale Speedway also offers a two-day event ticket, which is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and military and $5 for children ages 6 to 12.The front gate and pit gate will both open at 4 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. both nights.
Robbins along with the daughters of Don Horan.Greensburg, IN—The Greensburg Decatur County Chamber of Commerce held its annual member dinner at the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville Friday. Following dinner, an awards ceremony was held. Awards handed out include the prestigious Don Horan Community Leader of the Year that went to Diana Robbins, Executive Director of Greensburg Meals on Wheels.Other award winners for the night included:Sara McCullough- Ambassador of the YearEmilie Redelman – Entrepreneur of the Year Noelle Hermèsch – Small Business Grant Stewart Seeds – Chamber Lifetime Member
A book on skin just was published – no, not one of those books, but a book on the physiology of human skin. Nina Jablonski wrote Skin: A Natural History (UC Berkeley, 2006) and Qais Al-Awqati (Columbia U) reviewed it in Science.1 The reviewer noticed that “In its discussion of the human skin, the book’s principal theme is evolution, and almost every page contains that word.” So, how did Jablonski do? Did she satisfy the reviewer’s hopes that Darwin can explain the naked ape?Although the author wants to provide an evolutionary perspective on all attributes of skin biology, the accounts she provides seldom rise above the provision of plausible hypotheses. Is it really true that we were selected to be hairless sweaty creatures? That sounds possible, but what is the actual evidence for such an assertion? Is it also true that vitamin D synthesis, a major locus of interaction between sunlight and diet, is the dominant factor in the natural selection of skin color? This idea is simply presented without any of the documentation that would make a convincing story. One would like to see the evidence of how rickets (vitamin D deficiency) might act as an agent of evolutionary selection.Even in the areas of sociology, “The thorny issue of the social construction of the roles of skin color is reduced again to a brief survey of skin color biology and its evolutionary implications.” At the end of the review, Al-Awqati tried to find a few things to praise, but the shallowness of Jablonski’s evolutionary theorizing extended to her own research. “Although only a few of Jablonski’s research papers address skin evolution,” he said, “the lack of deep expertise need not prevent a nonspecialist from pulling together findings from different fields to generate an exciting, even fresh view of nature.” Apparently this book “fell short” of this mark also.1Qais Al-Awqati, “Anthropology: Showing Some Skin,” Science, 2 March 2007: Vol. 315. no. 5816, p. 1223, DOI: 10.1126/science.1138921.If even a fellow evolutionist comes looking for evidence for evolutionary myths and can’t find it, why should anyone else pay attention? It’s not just the sociology of skin that is Darwin’s thorn in the flesh. Heat regulation in furry apes is much different than the sweating response in human skin. Sweat glands are complex structures under the control of the nervous system. The skin is not just a surface; it has multiple layers with veins, arteries, glands, nerves, hair muscles, sebaceous glands, pores and specialized receptors for touch, heat and pain. Werner Gitt in The Wonder of Man says that one square centimeter of skin contains 6 million cells, 100 sweat glands, 15 sebaceous glands, 5,000 sensory corpuscles, 200 pain points, 25 pressure points, 12 cold-sensitive points and 2 heat-sensitive points. Skin sloughs off dead cells while regenerating new ones in a precise balance. It is an important barrier to disease germs, and a protection from injury and dehydration. It performs a respiratory function, absorbing some of the oxygen we use, while letting some carbon dioxide in and out. Human skin is an incomparable substance. Burn victims are not given artificial plastics; they are given skin transplants from live humans. How does evolution explain the fact that a newborn infant arrives into the world with a vernix coating to protect its skin? What evolutionary process led to the precise timing of a multitude of changes that occur in the right sequence when a baby is born? These are all matters of life and death; without them, there would be no human race. These observational facts demand causes equal to them. Creationists have no problem with the question. Jablonski wrote a whole book on the theme of skin evolution, mentioning the E word on practically every page. The reviewer was itching for evidence, but only received rash excuses. Scratch that.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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If you’ve not experienced Dolby Atmos just yet, you might be wondering what’s so great about it. These industry experts will set you straight.Dolby Atmos is the future of cinema sound. While the industry might be going crazy over the number of K’s images can be shot on and projected with, cinema sound hasn’t advanced that much (so it would seem) in the past several decades. Until now. Dolby Atmos first hit just a few theatres in the summer of 2012 with Pixar’s Brave being the first feature film to make use of the new system, but is now available in a growing number of cinemas worldwide.In this latest Dolby promo you can learn a lot more about why director of photography turned director, Wally Pfister thinks Atmos is the IMAX of audio, and how he put it to good use in Transcendence.Understanding Dolby AtmosIf you want to get a decent understanding of what Dolby Atmos actually is – and how it works, then these two videos will give you the full picture. The second features a fairly decent history of the evolution of cinema sound and a detailed description of the inside workings of surround sound.Dolby Atmos in the CinemaDolby’s sound consultants chat with film critic Peter Cowie about how Dolby Atmos can shape as well as enhance the filmmaker’s sound design possibilities. When Alfonso Cuaron and Gravity‘s Oscar winning sound designer want to come to hear their film in your cinema, you know you’re doing something right. So it is for the owners of Olympic Cinema in London, talking about just how spectacular Dolby Atmos really is.If you want to find a Dolby Atmos equipped cinema near you then simply hop over to iwantdolbyatmos.dolby.com.More Posts on Cinema Sound DesignIf all this talk of cinema sound design has whet your appetite to learn more then check out these previous posts on the topic.Fellow PremiumBeat blogger, Matt Hibbard has put together this excellent post called Sound Design 101: Making your Film Sound Great. Danny Greer has also posted this great tutorial on mapping out your sound design for indie filmmakers. This last PremiumBeat post discusses how to work well with a film composer to successfully score your film. Finally you can also check out the category of posts devoted to sound design over on my blog.