Stony Brook University Hospital has raised more than $1.2 million to underwrite critical supplies and treatments.On March 20, the Coronavirus Crisis Challenge was launched with $250,000 in matching funds from the Della Pietra family. The crowdfunding campaign quickly gained attention, and with the community answering the call, the anti was upped from $250,000 to $500,000, and with hundreds helping to match that in just 24 hours, the Clarkson and Heintzelman family was inspired to increase the challenge’s matching funds to its current $750,000 goal.“It’s remarkable to see how many people this challenge has inspired,” said Interim University President Michael Bernstein, PhD. “Not only from the geographic area the hospital serves, but from around the world.”During an unprecedented health care crisis spawning from COVID-19, the community is responding in an unprecedented way. To date, nearly 1500 friends, alumni, faculty, staff, and businesses — near and far — have donated.“This outpouring of community support has provided immediate funds to help protect patients and healthcare heroes at our hospital,” said Senior Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the Renaissance School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP.Dollars raised through the Coronavirus Crisis Challenge have enabled Stony Brook to order more gloves, gowns, and N95 masks for hospital health care workers on the front lines of the outbreak, as well as a generator that sanitizes the masks so they can be reused.“The Coronavirus Crisis Challenge is having an immediate impact on many lives, and we are so grateful,” said Dr. Kaushansky. “I hope everyone will continue to give to the challenge and help us tackle this virus that is turning our world upside down.”To donate, visit email@example.com Share
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Installation of a 20-mile subsea cable that connects Block Island to Rhode Island mainland and links the first U.S. offshore wind farm to the National Grid’s power system has been completed.“This significant milestone in developing renewable offshore wind generated energy is the result of years of work by hundreds of people,” said Rudy Wynter, president and COO of National Grid’s FERC regulated businesses. “Everyone involved in this project can be proud of what has been accomplished.”The cable will bring power created by the five-turbine Deepwater Wind Block Island Wind Farm project located just off the island to the mainland power grid.The undersea cable was installed between Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, RI and Crescent Beach on Block Island. The cable will ultimately be connected to a new National Grid substation being constructed on the island and to an existing substation in Wakefield, RI on the mainland. The same cable will also interconnect the privately owned Block Island Power Company (BIPCo) to the mainland. Until now the island’s electric power needs were met through diesel-powered generation. Once the system is energized, National Grid will purchase the output from the Deepwater Wind Farm through an agreement approved by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission and feed the power into the regional transmission system. BIPCo will purchase its power through the energy markets. A portion of that power will include output from the Deepwater Wind Farm.“We still have several months of construction work and testing to complete before the system can be energized,” said Wynter. “We’re continuing to work closely with Deepwater Wind, BIPCo, the towns of New Shoreham, Narragansett, South Kingstown as well as state, local and federal permitting agencies to complete the project this fall.”The nearly five-million pounds of undersea cable that connects the Deepwater Wind Farm to the island and the island to the mainland was manufactured in South Korea by LS Cable, which was also the company overseeing the installation of the cable for National Grid and Deepwater Wind.Connecting the undersea cable to newly installed underground cable on the island will be completed this week.
Video-link technology will be extended to more than a dozen court areas during the coming year, the justice minister announced today. Thirteen areas, including Avon and Somerset, Cambridgeshire, Sussex, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Dorset, Northamptonshire, Devon and Cornwall, will start using live links in 2013 to allow police witnesses to give evidence to the court from police stations. Seven criminal justice areas – Essex, London, Kent, Cheshire, South Wales, Hertfordshire and the West Midlands – already use the live-link technology, which the Ministry of Justice says saved 300 police hours last year. It is part of an initiative that began in 2009 with defendants in police custody making their first appearance via a video link in some courts. The MoJ estimates that over the past year 75,000 video appearances took place. Justice minister Damian Green said: ‘We want the justice system to respond more effectively to the needs of victims, witnesses and professionals. Video technology is vital in this and I am extremely pleased that thousands more people up and down the country will be seeing more criminal justice areas and courts making use of the technology.’ The MoJ also announced that the government will provide an extra £10m to fund mediation services this year, taking the total to £25m. Family justice minister Lord McNally made the announcement today as family lawyers predict a post-Christmas surge in divorce applications. The MoJ said that in January 2012 the number of searches for information about divorce on its website almost doubled.
NewsRegional Poor docking conditions anger cruise ship captain by: – November 26, 2012 19 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Photo credit: cruises.about.comST JOHN’S, Antigua – Port authorities and shipping agents have come under fire from the captain of the Celebrity Eclipse after the ship almost hit bottom when docking in St John’s.The incident on Thursday, November 22, 2012, led Captain Dimitrios Manetas to write a strong letter to the Antigua Port Authority, Antigua Pilot Association and ship agent Bennett Bryson & Co.“Further to our meeting today (Thursday) upon docking, it is clear, by your own admission, that there had been lack of preparation and organisation between the Port Authority, pilots and agents to receive Celebrity Eclipse in port of St John’s,” wrote captain Manetas.“It should be noted that due to this disorganisation, the vessel could have damaged the hull and compromised the safety of guests and crew onboard; such last minute changes result in delaying the ship docking and causing dissatisfaction amongst our guests,” he added.Manetas said the incident occurred after it was noticed that there was only one available walkway on the Heritage Quay South Pier – where the ship had been advised to dock.The ship captain wrote that the single walkway was insufficient to disembark guests and crew so a decision was taken to dock at Nevis Street Pier following discussions with the pilot.Pilots are trained marines, often former ship captains, who are licensed by the various ports. Their primary role is to advise the ship’s officers regarding conditions in the port such as the tides, locations of sand bars, changes in the ships channel and more.“When we were approaching Nevis Street Pier, the pilot informed us that there was enough water forward of the ship, and that we could proceed more ahead in order to fit both mid-ship gangways on the pier,” wrote captain Manetas.“After docking was completed, sounding was performed around the vessel to verify under keel clearance, which was found to be 20 cm under the bulbous bow,” he added.Attempts to contact Cruise Association President Nathan Dundas, Port Authority General Manager Agatha Goodwin, Bryson Shipping representative Patrick Ryan, Tourism Minister John Maginley – all who received an email copy of the letter – were unsuccessful over the weekend.Celebrity Eclipse is part of the Celebrity Cruises line and falls in the Solstice Class with occupancy of 2,850.Antigua Observer
Narda Safety Test Solutions, a leading provider of measuring equipment for the EMF Safety, RF Testing and EMC sectors, has introduced a remote-controlled version of the SignalShark real-time spectrum analyzer which provides a powerful and versatile means of carrying out radio monitoring for organisations such as regulatory authorities, mobile phone network operators, police and security services, intelligence agencies and the armed forces.Covering the frequency range 8 kHz to 8 GHz, the SignalShark 3320 Remote Unit is capable of detecting, analysing and classifying a wide range of signals, as well as locating the source of transmissions using either automatic direction finding or TDOA (time difference of arrival) techniques. The instrument uses advanced FFT computations to achieve a 40 MHz real-time instantaneous bandwidth with a 100% probability of intercept (POI) for signals longer than 3.125 µs, which means that there are no gaps in the frequency span and every signal event can be detected reliably, even if it is extremely brief and transient. The unit is also able to capture the spectrum over the full frequency span of 8 kHz to 8 GHz in a single measurement at the impressively fast scan rate of 50GHz/s.Featuring an integrated computer running Windows 10, the 3320 provides a very flexible GUI with four task modes to support a wide variety of measurement applications, namely scan mode, real-time spectrum mode, auto DF mode and real-time streaming mode. Measurements are visualised by means of different views. For example, the user can choose to display the frequency domain and channel level at the same time by selecting a spectrum view and a level meter view. One particularly useful feature is the persistence view in real-time spectrum mode, which makes it very easy to spot interfering signals even if they are only transmitted sporadically. The source of the interference can then be tracked down using dedicated SignalShark direction finding antennas. The 3320 unit is equipped with an excellent RF front-end delivering outstanding sensitivity and dynamic range. It also provides four switchable RF inputs, which allow several different antennas – covering different frequency bands, for example – to be connected at the same time without the need for a complex switch that conventional single-input analysers require for this purpose.Available in either stand-alone or 19in. rack-mount versions, the SignalShark 3320 is accessed with remote desktop software via a network and can also be operated locally by means of an external monitor, keyboard and mouse. Utilising the SCPI remote control protocol and VITA 49 compliant I/Q streaming, the unit will integrate easily into almost any software environment.
By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSLaguna Vista residents on Beach Boulevard will see improvements to their street in the near future.Officials here approved almost $300,000 in upgrades after agreeing to incorporate the project into the pending Orange Street repairs.By combining the two streets into one bid package, the Town could save 20 to 30 percent in costs, City Manager Rolando Vela told Councilmembers last week. Orange Lane improvements are estimated at $235,000, which will come from a Texas Department of Agriculture grant.Orange Lane funds will come from a federal grant, due to its qualification as a low to moderate income neighborhood. However, Beach Boulevard, does not fall into that category due to a higher income designation of residents in that area.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedLaguna Vista eyes improvement to four streetsBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Improvements to four Laguna Vista streets may be in the works as the Town Council authorized staff to proceed in applying for grant funds for the work. Included are: Banker Street from the Cul-de-sac to Hallam Street David Cuervo from the Cul-de-sac to Beach…October 5, 2018In “News”Mayor in Austin to accept $3.4 million in grantsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Since taking office just over a year ago, South Padre Island Mayor Barry Patel has emphasized the importance of improving sidewalks throughout the City. On Thursday, we was in Austin accepting a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant in the amount of $3,490,360, which…December 18, 2015In “News”Town passes Beach Boulevard expenditureBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista officials took steps here Tuesday to allow for a $302,115 upgrade to Beach Blvd. “We had only budgeted $294,000 (in last year’s budget). Our city engineer advised that the cost for the street improvements is $302, 115,” City Manager Rolando Vela told…October 13, 2017In “News”
Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida women’s golf team has added a tournament to its schedule, as the team will head to Winter Springs, Fla. to compete in the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational hosted by Rollins on Mar. 5-6. The tournament will give the Argonauts another chance to compete directly with some of the top teams in the South Region, as the team hopes to earn a bid to the NCAA Super Regional Two on May 6-8 at Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla.The Argonauts will first compete at the USA Lady Jaguar Invitational hosted by South Alabama on Feb. 27-28. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. 2011-12 West Florida Women’s Golf SchedulePrint Friendly Version UWF Adds Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational to Schedule Agustina Cocha (Photo by Jim Hogue)
Lionel Messi returned to the Camp Nou on Saturday after missing two group training sessions with a slight leg injury, while Luis Suarez is set to be fit for the La Liga restart next week.Messi trained alone indoors on Wednesday and Friday, but worked on the sidelines of a group session at Barca’s home stadium, according to Spanish press.La Liga leaders Barcelona play their first match since mid-March at Real Mallorca next Saturday.Suarez will be fit to play for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in January after reporting feeling no pain following training.Messi and Suarez have scored 38 goals between them in all competitions this season.Barcelona lead Real Madrid by two points at the top of the table with 11 matches remaining.
NEWCASTLE EAGLESIt’s been a busy summer for the Eagles as Andy Thomson moved to arch rivals Leicester and the legendary Charles Smith finally called time on a stunning BBL career. New faces have come into the mix with Deondre Parks and Londoner Orlan Jackman along with GB international Joe Hart (not that one) – The core of the team remains the same and is once again led by reigning league MVP Rahmon Fletcher. FORMNewcastle Eagles: WLWWWBristol Flyers: LLLLL WATCH LIVEBet 365 account holders will be able to watch and bet in play LIVE on the official Bet 365 website. OFFICIALSTaking charge of Friday’s game will be Simon Unsworth, Graham Shaw and Pawel Szafraniec HEAD COACHFabulous Flournoy – A former player in the BBL with Birmingham Bullets, the 6ft 3in shooting guard was a student at NCAA Division one college McNeese State University. Flournoy joined the Eagles in 2001, and took on a new role of player/coach during the 2003/04 season. DID YOU KNOWThe Eagles are currently the highest scoring team in the BBL – averaging 92.5 points per game. ONE TO WATCHRahmon Fletcher – the reigning league MVP, Fletcher averaged 14.3 points and 5.5 assists in 33 appearances for the Eagles last season. All the key information on Friday’s BBL opponents can be found below. LAST TIME OUTA short-handed Bristol Flyers side were unable to end their bad run of form away from home, after a 90-65 defeat to Newcastle Eagles back in April.