Fatal crash in the McClure Tunnel

first_imgHomeNewsFatal crash in the McClure Tunnel Aug. 21, 2016 at 10:02 amNewsTransportationFatal crash in the McClure Tunneleditor5 years agoaccidentdeathfatalitymcclure tunnelmotorcyclePacific Coast HighwayPCHtraffic The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s assistance with any witnesses to a fatal traffic collision.On Aug. 19, at approximately 11:38 p.m., SMPD received multiple calls of a traffic collision in the 1500 block of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Officers responded to the location and discovered a motorcycle, occupied with two riders, collided with a vehicle. The collision caused both motorcycle riders to be ejected onto the highway. The riders were discovered to be in critical condition. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded and treated both riders at the scene. Both motorcycle riders were transported to a local hospital for treatment to their injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.SMPD’s Major Accident Response Team responded to the collision to conduct an investigation. A preliminary investigation revealed both vehicles were travelling northbound along PCH. While proceeding northbound, the motorcycle swerved into the vehicle. PCH was shut down for several hours. The California Highway Patrol and Cal Trans assisted with closure of Pacific Coast Highway.Unfortunately, the passenger rider of the motorcycle succumbed to her injuries. Meanwhile the motorcyclist remains at a local hospital in critical condition.The investigation is ongoing and investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area near the time of the collision. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Investigator Jason Olson at (310) 458-8954, Sergeant Joseph Cortez at (310) 458- 8713 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.Submitted by Lieutenant Saul RodriguezTags :accidentdeathfatalitymcclure tunnelmotorcyclePacific Coast HighwayPCHtrafficshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a comment$607,000 approved for SMMUSD arts educationKnow Before You Go — Week of Aug. 22, 2016You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall12 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter23 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor23 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson23 hours agolast_img read more

Africa’s Oprah? Nigerian Woman Launches First Continent-wide African Entertainment TV

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA woman who could be considered Africa’s Oprah Winfrey launched an entertainment network yesterday that will be beamed into nearly every country on the continent with programs showcasing its burgeoning middle class.Mosunmola “Mo” Abudu, who was born in the UK, wants EbonyLife TV to inspire Africans and the rest of the world, and change how viewers perceive the continent. Because of the broadcast network, which is being produced by Africans for a global black audience, Mo says, “Everything you know about Africa is about to change.”(READ the AP story at the Washington Post – WATCH a trailer below)Photo by Nkemonwudiwe – CC licenseAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Hospitals/Medical Centers

first_imgBecause emergencies can happen without warning, it is prudent to know where to go when they happen. Saving minutes in a crisis can mean saving a life. Knowing what services are available, and where, can make all the difference. Visit the following websites for more information on local hospital and medical center services.Houston Medical Center1601 Watson Blvd.Warner Robins, GA 31093 478-922-4281www.hhc.orgNavicent Health777 Hemlock St.Macon, GA 31201 478-633-1000www.navicenthealth.orgPerry Hospital1120 Morningside DrivePerry, GA 31069 478-987-3600www.hhc.orglast_img

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 31, 2017

first_imgStudy finds resistance genes are abundant in Chinese estuariesA team of researchers has detected a high abundance and diversity of antibiotic resistance genes in Chinese coastal estuaries, according to a study yesterday in Nature Microbiology.For the study, researchers tested sediment from 18 estuaries over 4,000 km of coastal China and examined their relationship with bacterial communities, antibiotic residues, and socioeconomic factors. They found a total of 259 resistance genes in the estuary samples, with an average of 118 in each estuary at levels around 1 million resistance genes per gram of sediment. The detected genes conferred resistance to almost all major classes of antibiotics used in humans and animals, the authors said, and represented all major resistance mechanisms, including antibiotic deactivation, efflux pumps, and cellular protection.The most common resistance genes found at each estuary were multidrug and beta-lactam resistance genes, followed by aminoglycoside and tetracycline resistance genes. Vancomycin resistance genes were found at all estuaries.        When the researchers analyzed antibiotic residues in estuary samples, they found five major antibiotic classes: diaminopyrimidines, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, fluoroquinolones, and macrolides. The concentrations of tetracyclines and macrolides were positively correlated with the total abundance of resistance genes.Analysis of the relationship between socioeconomic factors and resistance-gene abundance showed that total population, gross domestic product, sewage, and aquaculture production were correlated with the abundance of aminoglycoside, multidrug, and sulfonamide resistance genes.The authors conclude that anthropogenic activity “appears to be the major driver of abundance and diversity” of resistance genes found in estuaries, and that wastewater streams from municipal sewage treatment and aquaculture are a likely contributor. Jan 30 Nat Microbiol abstract Antibiotic use in travelers linked to colonization with MDR bacteriaA new study from researchers in Sweden and Finland has found that antibiotics taken during travel to subtropical regions can predispose travelers to colonization by drug-resistant bacteria with a high rate of co-resistance to other antibiotics.In the study, which appeared yesterday in Travelers Medicine and Infectious Disease, the researchers analyzed the isolates of 90 people who had contracted extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) while traveling abroad. The 90 participants were part of an earlier investigation, in which the researchers found that taking antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea (TD) increased the risk of colonization by ESBL-PE, particularly when traveling to regions with poor hygiene and weak antibiotic policy (such as South and Southeast Asia). One of the main takeaways of that study was that travelers should be advised against taking antibiotics for mild or moderate TD.For this study, the researchers were trying to determine what percentage of those isolates were also co-resistant to non-beta-lactam antibiotics, as co-resistance can complicate treatment of ESBL-PE infections. They considered four major risk factors of colonization, including destination, age, TD, and antibiotic use.Of the ESBL-PE isolates, 53%, 52%, 73%, and 2% were co-resistant to ciprofloxacin, tobramycin, co-trimoxazole, and nitrofurantoin, respectively. The rates were similar among those with TD and without TD. But when they compared the isolates of the travelers who had taken fluoroquinolones (FQs) to those who had taken no antibiotics, they found co-resistance rates for ciprofloxacin were 95% versus 37%, for tobramycin were 85% versus 43%, for co-trimoxazole were 85% versus 68%, and for nitrofurantoin were 5% versus 2%.”Thus, use of FQs predisposes not only to contracting ESBL-PE strains but, indeed, also to selecting ESBL-PE strains co-resistant to certain clinically important non-beta-lactam antibiotics,” the authors write.”The data reveal that the perils of antibiotic use during travel are even greater than hitherto recognized.”Jan 30 Travel Med Infect Dis studylast_img read more

PM out of state on parental duties

first_img Share 3829 Views   15 comments LocalNews PM out of state on parental duties by: Dominica Vibes News – August 25, 2017 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit left Dominica Thursday August 24 2017 to settle his eldest son Malik Skerrit at university. Speaking to members of the media before he left Thursday, he said, “I am going off on private business, I am going to settle my son in university so I have to exercise my responsibility as a parent.”He said he will be out of island for a few days. In his absence Honourable Reginald Austrie is Acting Prime Minister. Sharing is caring!last_img

Resonant Acquires Filter Design Company GVR for $1.1 Million

first_imgResonant has announced that they have purchased 100% of GVR Trade SA (GVR), a Swiss-based company specializing in the consultation and design of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) devices, from its sole shareholder, Dr. Victor Plessky, for approximately $1.1 million in stock and cash.According to Terry Lingren, CEO of Resonant – This acquisition of GVR is a logical extension to the existing long-term cooperation between the two companies. Their collaboration during the past eight years has resulted in the creation of some of the world’s best tools for the design and development of high performance filters, duplexers and quadplexers that currently dominate the RF front-ends of the LTE handset market. Victor and his team add a tremendous depth of knowledge and meaningfully enhance their ISN® Suite of filter design tools and throughput capabilities, thereby, further expanding our ability to support licensing agreements for both current and future partners and customers.GVR is well known for their speed of services and cutting edge modeling techniques that can deliver enhanced designs. They have been at the forefront of acoustic wave filter design, publishing some of the most advanced works in the area for more than 30 years, with over 350 publications and over 2,000 citations.Dr. Plessky has joined Resonant as Director of Engineering and they will also retain other key GVR technical staff. GVR currently markets FEMSAW, an advanced, finite element modelling tool for SAW resonators. Dr. Plessky and his team have been instrumental in developing some of the most advanced techniques in advanced filter design and have been responsible for some of the industry’s most notable publications, including, “Coupling-of-mode analysis of SAW devices”. Most recently, he and his team have authored a paper that has been accepted for publication at the IEEE IUS conference in September, “Hierarchical Cascading in 2D FEM Simulation of Finite SAW Devices with Periodic Block Structure.”GVR has been engaged with the Resonant team since 2008 and have been under contract since 2012. They have collaborated in the development of an essential and specific components of their Infinite Synthesized Network (ISN®) platform. Resonant believes ISN is one of the most advanced physical electro-acoustic tools and is capable of modeling today’s most sophisticated and advanced SAW processes and filter designs. Dr. Plessky will be joining them as a full time employee to assist the Company in the further development and improvement of their ISN platform.last_img read more