County Upgrades to Next-Gen 911 System

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_imgCape May County receives a new 911 system. (Photo credit RapidSOS) The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has become the first in our region to implement a next-generation 911 emergency telephone response service.Implementation of the new RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse Program allows the Cape May County Dispatch Center to pinpoint the actual location of a 911 cellular call to within 150 feet of the caller, instead of to the nearest cellular phone tower, according to a county press release.“This next-gen ability will improve response time to actual locations of emergencies by first responders, and potentially save lives,” said Cape May County Emergency Management Director Martin Pagliughi.He continued, “The ability to conduct wireless accuracy mapping provides a quicker, more efficient response when a 911 call is placed through the county dispatch center.”Life-saving data from millions of devices is integrated into Cape May County’s 911 system, providing invaluable information seamlessly to county dispatchers.There have been several instances where phone calls were placed via the 911 system where the location provided electronically is to the nearest cell tower, and not an actual physical location.This additional accuracy is essential in many emergencies, including those involving maritime rescues or when a caller is not able to actually speak into the cell phone.The OEM has added this next-gen accuracy program through its Motorola 911 call works equipment; the dispatch center also accepts emergency text messages.“We are proud to lead the way in next-generation 911 technology advancements,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “This is another attractive reason for municipalities to consider the move to central dispatch as we can offer a parallel data path for location data from popular mobile devices.”The RapidSOS NG911 Program is a centralized and secure location information server that supports a variety of devices and applications.The system will greatly pinpoint the origin of the phone call regardless of whether the caller is stationary, running, driving, or boating.last_img read more


Press release: Border Force helps holiday makers avoid summer nightmare

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgAnyone who is overseas and has their passport taken should first report it to the police. British nationals should then contact the local British Consulate for help and advice to get a replacement. In Spain the contact details are 0034 933 666 200 or [email protected] Border Force operation is supported by modern slavery charity Unseen, who operate the Modern Slavery Helpline. Anyone feeling vulnerable about their work or finances can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline, in confidence, on 08000 121 700.The operation is just one part of the work Border Force carries out to address modern slavery and trafficking. All front-line Border Force officers are trained to identify signs of modern slavery and make the necessary referrals. Travelling abroad for a summer in the sun can seem like a dream come true, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare for young people subject to exploitation by unscrupulous employers. It’s important to raise awareness of these risks and I hope it will ensure a safe and happy trip for young British holiday makers. insist on a contract setting out terms and conditions. Under Spanish law if you are working without a contract, you are working illegally keep your passport. Don’t accept offers from others to keep it safe ask to see accommodation before accepting it as part of a job package Young British nationals travelling to Majorca will receive tips on how to avoid exploitation as part of an annual Border Force operation designed to safeguard holiday makers.Border Force officers will be distributing leaflets and speaking to passengers at ports across the UK about the risks involved in unofficial public relations (PR) work – those employed to attract people into bars and clubs in the Spanish tourist hotspot.Research commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office found that 80% of British people imprisoned in Majorca in 2018 were former PR reps.Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said: Key advice to young people considering a PR role is to: The operation will run at ports across the UK from 16-30 June. Activity has already concluded at Scottish ports to coincide with different school term dates.The FCO-commissioned research found that unofficial PR workers are often employed without official contracts, forced to work long hours for low wages, and not provided with suitable accommodation.This can lead to them falling into debt and being drawn into illegal activities, such as selling drugs.Lloyd Milen, Consul General Barcelona and Balearic Islands, said: This is the second year of this operation. Last year, the campaign helped to reduce the number of illegal PR workers becoming consular cases. Majorca continues to be a hugely popular destination for young people, not least because of its fabulous beaches and well-known nightlife. But we also want them to be aware of the risks of working illegally and to know what to do if they have problems.last_img read more


Costly Irragation Lapses.

Posted On Jan 17 2021 by

first_img PUMPING WATER AS FAST AS THEY CAN, many Georgia irrigation systems can’t keep up with plants’ water needs. Underdesigned systems or hesitant farmers supplement rain, instead of replace it, as irrigation systems are engineered to do. But using it to supplement rain means lost yields, said a University of Georgia engineer. “You have to be committed to supplying the moisture needs of the crop,” said Tony Tyson. “Sometimes that means irrigating 24 hours a day. But you have to do it.” (Photo courtesy the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Kerry Harrison — UGA CAES “For the most part, people have drawn that conclusion from past experience,”said Tyson, an irrigation specialist. “But either their system was underdesigned orthe farmer was hesitant to run it long enough to supply the peak water demand.”Usually, the problem isn’t the system. “Most systems less than 10 years old areadequately designed,” he said.The problem, he said, is that many Georgia farmers use supplemental irrigation. Theyjust fill in between rains. When their crop shows signs of moisture stress, they crank upthe irrigation.That approach is costly, he said, in years like this, when dry spells are long andtemperatures high.”If you wait until you see signs of stress, you’ve already hurt the yieldpotential,” he said. “That’s especially true in the critical pollinating andfruiting period.”Losing any yield is costly. Georgia growers get up to 1,400 pounds of cotton fromirrigated fields. A loss of 230 pounds per acre would mean about $100 million overGeorgia’s 600,000 acres of irrigated cotton.The Georgia Agricultural Statistics Servicerates 73 percent of Georgia’s 1.4 million acres of cotton as only “fair” orworse. About 40 percent is irrigated.Tyson figures most yield losses on irrigated acres could be avoided if the systems weredesigned and used right.”We recommend designs that will meet peak demand,” he said. “That meansthat with no rainfall at all, the system will supply the highest demand of a givencrop.”With most row crops, he said, the system must provide up to one and one-quarter inchesof water every three days.Some systems can’t meet that demand. “In the late 1970s and early ’80s,irresponsible or inexperienced irrigation contractors sometimes cut the system capacity tocome up with a competitive price,” he said. “Some of those systems can’t put outenough water in conditions like this.”Some farmers irrigate out of ponds they have already pumped dry. But Tyson said thatshouldn’t happen.”That’s one of the things we look at in the design,” he said. “It’s hardto justify making the kind of investment you have to make on irrigation if you don’t haveadequate water.”Some strategies, though, avoid problems even with underdesigned systems. “Werecommend splitting the system,” he said, “and planting different crops underthem that don’t require peak irrigation at the same time.”Most crops have a water-use curve, he said, that ranges from less than one-tenth toabout one-third of an inch per day. The peak water demand for corn and tobacco is in Mayand June. For cotton and peanuts, it’s July and August.Most farmers, though, have systems that can put out plenty of water. But for variousreasons, they hesitate until they’ve already lost valuable yields.”Some of our farmers do a good job with irrigation management,” Tyson said.”I can just about guarantee you somebody will make 1,400 pounds of cotton per acreeven this year.”The ones who manage their irrigation well, he said, are committed to supplying waterwhenever their crops need it.”You’re not going to make peak yields with supplemental irrigation in stressfulconditions,” Tyson said. “You have to be committed to supplying the moistureneeds of the crop. Sometimes that means irrigating 24 hours a day. But you have to doit.”center_img It’s not just the drought hurting Georgia farmers this year. A University of Georgia expert said the way many water theircrops could cut $100 million from cotton yields alone.Struggling to keep their crops healthy, Georgia farmers often declare that even inirrigated fields, they need rain to get good yields.But that’s not necessarily true, said Tony Tyson,an Extension Service engineer with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more


World Food Day: Five international sports stars who’ve turned vegan

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img FOLLOW US Devika Pawar Written By 10 months ago Virat Kohli hailed by former cricketers for ‘run-machine’ like form Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 15:47 IST World Food Day: Five International Sports Stars Who’ve Turned Vegan On the account of World Food Day, let’s take at vegan international sports stars like Virat Kohli, Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Sunil Chhetri & Fabian Delph WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Temba Bavuma’s 3-year-old tweet on watching Virat Kohli bat comes true 10 months ago Virat Kohli set to topple Steve Smith as the world’s No.1 Test batsman LIVE TV Most sports stars follow rigorous diets to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a vegan diet has a variety of health benefits, many sports stars adopt the plant-based diet. According to the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, a vegan diet consists of low saturated fats and cholesterol, which improves blood thickness and helps more amount of oxygen reach the muscles, positively affecting an athlete’s performance. As October 16 is celebrated as World Food Day, here are five sports stars who have adopted a vegan diet.  1. Virat Kohli – Cricketer In 2018, Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli decided to forego protein sourced from non-vegetarian food. The cricketer, who liked having biryani, now has a diet that consists of protein shakes, vegetables and soya. Kohli’s diet has had a positive impact on his game. According to reports, the Indian cricket team captain felt stronger after the diet started, and was not missing meat or dairy.2. Lewis Hamilton – Formula 1 ChampionThe popular F1 racer has been a vegan since 2017. Along with adopting a healthier lifestyle, Hamilton also wanted to boycott animal cruelty and stop damaging the planet. In an interview, he admitted that he finds the cruelty ‘horrible’ and wants to live a healthier lifestyle. Hamilton turned to veganism after being a pescatarian for years.Also read | Superfoods: Here Are 5 Food Items You Should Include In Your Diet3. Serena Williams – Tennis PlayerSerena Williams opted a vegan lifestyle in 2014. The player wanted to lead a healthy lifestyle and believed that it is good to clean out our system. Her sister, Venus Williams, is also vegan. Venus had to adopt a raw vegan diet after being diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome. Also read | Tomato: How Does Tomato Help In Weight Loss? | Benefits Of Tomato Diet4. Sunil Chhetri – Football PlayerAfter Virat Kohli, it was the Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri who turned vegan. In an interview, Chhetri said that he became aware during an event with football club Sporting Lisbon in 2013. The 35-year-old footballer is now more aware of what he consumes. He also thinks that one should be aware of what works best for one’s body, and following a diet can help in the long run.Also read | Whey Protein: How To Use The Protein Drink For A Fitter Lifestyle5. Hannah Teter – Olympic snowboarder The American Olympic gold medalist is also a vegan. Teter became a vegetarian after watching the movie Earthlings, and then later switched to the vegan lifestyle. In an interview, Teter said that her diet has helped her reach ‘a whole other level’. The snowboarder felt mentally, physically, and emotionally after starting her plant-based diet.Also read | Keto Diet: Know What Food To Eat In Your Weight Loss Plan COMMENT 10 months ago Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s adorable tweets that fans crush over First Published: 16th October, 2019 15:47 IST WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more


ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgRosses ACGood luck to our club athletes competing in the Ulster schools championships in Antrim this week. Uneven ages competition this Sunday 6th May at 12pm at Strabane track club. Ages start at under 11s up to Seniors and Masters. Contact Patricia Boyle if interested in going. Good runs by Noel Diver and Derek Gillespie last weekend in the Milford 5k. One thing to note however is that we do need to have everybody registered with the club (20 euro) and also we would encourage people to start wearing the club vests – contact Ita for details. The northwest 10k is coming up on Sunday and many athletes are planning to complete in this event – due to he large numbers in recent times it is worth considering registering on line. It would be great to see all club members wearing the club colours at this event.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 1st, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more


She’s a hit on the court

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_img “They always play us tough,” Sanchez said. “They have nothing to lose. We’re definitely not looking past them. They’re undefeated, so that says something.” Royal tuneup: Hart’s final weekend before league play began provided an opportunity to face a level of competition similar to what it will see in the Foothill League. Hart advanced to the Gold Division playoffs at the Royal of Simi Valley tournament. The Indians were eliminated in the first round by Oak Park, which extended its season-opening winning streak to 16 matches. In the rankings: Saugus moved into the Southern Section rankings this week at No. 9 in Div. I-A, one spot ahead of Hart. Valencia, which plays Tuesday at Saugus, is eighth in Div. I-AA. Heather Gripp, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Danielle Maricle is known for hitting softballs. Now the Valencia High senior gets a chance to see if she can be as successful hitting volleyballs. Maricle, whose .349 batting average was second-best on the Vikings’ league-champion softball team last spring, this week assumed an expanded role on the volleyball team. Valencia is experimenting with her at outside hitter. “We want to see what she can do,” Vikings coach Ray Sanchez said. “If she does well, we could keep her in that role.” Maricle has been a reserve, playing at middle blocker and outside hitter. Sanchez’s disappointment with the team’s outside hitting prompted him to give Maricle a try. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Regardless of how Maricle fares, her future is on the diamond. “She’s absolutely a softball player who’s just playing some volleyball,” Sanchez said. “It’s really tough for her, because she spends all summer playing softball and then comes back to a bunch of girls who have been playing volleyball all summer. But she’s a natural athlete.” Change of plans: This week’s Foothill League openers, originally scheduled for Tuesday, were pushed back a day because of Rosh Hashana. Teams will play on back-to-back days, Wednesday and today. “We’re excited; we want to get going,” said Sanchez, whose Vikings have won the past two league titles. Not to be taken lightly: Valencia’s first two Foothill matches are against the bottom two teams in last year’s standings, but the Vikings aren’t expecting an easy time. One of their biggest challenges could be from Burbank, which was winless in league play last season but entered this week 6-0. last_img read more


Its unfair to Saketh to miss ties: Anand Amritraj

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI) Indias non-playing captain Anand Amritrajs commiserations were with Saketh Myneni, who will miss the Davis Cup tie against Czech Republic, as Leander Paes has returned to the team after opting out of the New Zealand tie. Paes preferred to play for Washington Castles, one of the seven Franchisees in World Team Tennis event, when India travelled to Christchurch in July. Amritraj hailed 27-year-old Myneni as a team man. “He has been a rock. He expected it might happen and has taken it well. I have high regard for him. He has accepted the situation. When Lee wants to play, he gets to play but our team is stronger with Leander and Rohan playing the doubles rubber. Saketh is good but he does not have experience and he does not have the scare factor which Leander and Rohan have,” Amritraj said before a practice session. Asked if it was not unfair that Myneni has to warm benches when Paes plays at his convenience. “Its been unfair to Saketh in my personal opinion. He has been with us in thick and thin. Last year Chinese Taipei and Korea were really difficult matches, which Rohan and Saketh played and won. This time in New Zealand we did not win, we played a difficult match. He is a good team player and that comes from college tennis in US. But this is how life is, he has accepted it which is great,” the captain said. Myneni made his Davis Cup debut against Chinese Taipei in February 2014 and has won two doubles and one singles match so far. In the recent tie against New Zealand, he and Bopanna lost to Daniell Marcus and Artem Sitak in straight sets. Amritraj said he felt “depressed” after that match and feared that India might lose the tie. But he said the Kiwi players displayed high quality tennis defying their low individual rankings. PTI AT AH KHSadvertisementlast_img read more