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stay at least 2 metres away from people you do not live with or who are not in your support bubble reduce the time spent in crowded areas where it may be difficult to socially distance (such as shops and supermarkets) avoid direct contact and face to face contact with people you do not live with Self-isolation means you must stay at home at all times and not leave, except in very limited circumstances, for example to seek medical assistance. Do not invite visitors to your home or garden.There is further guidance on self-isolation and support available to those self-isolating.Why self-isolating if you live with someone or are a contact of someone who has coronavirus is importantIf you are a contact (you have recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive or has symptoms of COVID-19), you must self-isolate for 10 full days following your contact with that person.You must self-isolate for 10 days because this is how long it can take to develop the infection after being exposed (the incubation period).If you are instructed to self-isolate, it is because there is a high risk that you will develop COVID-19 and might spread it to others, even if you feel well and have no symptoms at all. It is therefore crucial you follow the guidance and complete the full period of self-isolation.VaccinationThe NHS is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines to people at the highest risk of becoming unwell from COVID-19.The vaccines have been shown to reduce the likelihood of severe illness, but we do not know yet if they stop COVID-19 from spreading.Even if you have been vaccinated, you could still spread COVID-19 to others.To help protect your friends, family, and community you should continue to follow all of the advice above even if you have been vaccinated. Wash your handsWash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day. You should wash your hands after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose and before you eat or handle food. Wash your hands after coming into contact with surfaces touched by many others, such as handles, handrails and light switches, and shared areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. If you must leave your home, wash your hands as soon as you return.Where possible, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you do need to touch your face (for example to put on or take off your face covering), wash or sanitise your hands before and after.Why hand washing is importantHands touch many surfaces and can become contaminated with viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer viruses to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, viruses can enter your body and infect you.If you are infected with COVID-19, you can pass the virus from your nose and mouth (when coughing or talking) to your hands and infect the surfaces that you touch.Washing or sanitising your hands removes viruses and other germs, so you are less likely to become infected if you touch your face. Using soap and water is the most effective way to clean your hands, especially if they are visibly dirty. Hand sanitiser can be used when soap and water is not available.Clean your surroundingsClean surfaces often. Pay particular attention to surfaces that are touched frequently, such as handles, light switches, work surfaces and electronic devices.Use disposable cloths, paper roll or disposable mop heads to clean all hard surfaces, floors, chairs, door handles and sanitary fittings – think ‘one site, one wipe, in one direction’. Any cloths, paper roll or mop heads used can be disposed of with your usual domestic waste.It is fine to use your normal household detergent when cleaning in your home. Information on cleaning and waste disposal outside of your household is available.Why cleaning your surroundings is importantCOVID-19 spreads through small droplets, aerosols and direct contact. Surfaces and belongings can be contaminated with COVID-19 when people with the infection touch them or cough, talk or breathe over them.Viruses on a surface could infect another person if they touch the surface and then touch their eyes, nose and mouth. Cleaning surfaces will reduce the amount of contamination and so reduce the risk of spread.The more you clean, the more likely you are to remove viruses from an infected surface before you or another person touches it.Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneezeCover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze.If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hand.Dispose of tissues into a rubbish bag and immediately wash your hands.Why covering your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze is importantCoughing and sneezing increases the number of droplets and aerosols released by a person, the distance they travel and the time they stay in the air.A cough or sneeze of an infected person which is not covered will significantly increase the risk of infecting others around them.By covering your nose and mouth, you will reduce the spread of droplets and aerosols carrying the virus.You can find more advice on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in your home at GermDefence.Wear a face coveringThere are some places where you must wear a face covering by law.You should also wear a face covering in indoor places where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.Wearing a face covering may not be possible in every situation or for some people who are exempt; please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances.Why wearing a face covering is importantCOVID-19 spreads through the air by droplets and aerosols that are exhaled from the nose and mouth of an infected person when they breathe, speak, cough or sneeze.The best available scientific evidence is that, when used correctly, wearing a face covering reduces the spread of COVID-19 droplets, helping to protect others. A face covering may even reduce spread in those who are not experiencing symptoms by reducing the amount of the virus being released when they talk and breathe.Face coverings are mainly intended to protect others from COVID-19 rather than the wearer and are not a replacement for social distancing and regular hand washing.Let fresh air in (ventilation)Make sure you let plenty of fresh air into your home by uncovering vents and opening doors and windows, even a small amount for a short period of time. If you have an extractor fan (for example in your bathroom or kitchen), leave it running for longer than usual with the door closed after someone has used the room.If someone in the household is self-isolating, open a window in their room and keep the door closed to reduce the spread of contaminated air to other parts of the household. Leave windows open fully for a short period after someone working in your home such as a cleaner or tradesperson has left.If you are concerned about noise, security or the costs of heating, opening windows for shorter periods of time can still help to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. Wearing warm clothes or extra layers can help you to keep warm. You may be able to change the layout of your room so that you do not sit close to cold draughts from open windows or doors.Why letting fresh air in is importantWhen a person infected with COVID-19 coughs, talks or breathes, they release droplets and aerosols which can be breathed in by another person. While larger droplets fall quickly to the ground, smaller droplets and aerosols containing the virus that causes COVID-19 can remain suspended in the air for some time indoors, especially if there is no ventilation.Ventilation is the process of replacing this shared air with fresh air from the outside. The more ventilated an area is, the more fresh air there is to breathe, and the less likely a person is to inhale infectious particles.Get tested if you have symptomsHow to get a testThe most important symptoms of COVID-19 are: If you live in the same household as someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable, try to stay 2 metres away from them even when you are at home.Stay at least 2 metres away from anyone who visits your home for work reasons such as a cleaner or a tradesperson doing essential or urgent work.Why keeping a safe distance is importantThe further you can keep away from other people, the less likely you are to catch COVID-19 and pass it on to others.COVID-19 spreads through the air by droplets and smaller aerosols that are released from the nose and mouth of an infected person when they breathe, speak, cough or sneeze. The closer you are to a person with COVID-19 (even those without symptoms), the more likely you are to become infected.Remember the basics of good hygieneNo matter where you are or what you are doing, following the basic rules of good hygiene will help to protect you and others from COVID-19. These are: If you have any of these symptoms click get a free NHS test or call NHS 119 to book a free COVID-19 test. You should arrange a test even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or if you have had COVID-19 before.Why getting a test is importantIt is important to know if you have COVID-19 so that you stay at home, self-isolate and do not infect other people.Testing positive means that anyone you may have already infected (those who you recently had contact with) can be identified through contact tracing (contacting people you may have been in contact with) and advised to self-isolate. This is an important action to stop the spread of COVID-19.We do not know exactly how long immunity following COVID-19 infection or vaccination lasts so it is important that anyone with symptoms arranges a test.Self-isolate if you have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test resultSelf-isolate immediately if: washing your hands cleaning your surroundings covering your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 29 March. However, many restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do.Protect yourself and othersThis guidance is for everyone to help reduce the risk of catching coronavirus (COVID-19) and passing it on to others. By following these steps, you will help to protect yourself, your loved ones and those in your community.It is possible to have COVID-19 with no symptoms. You can pass COVID-19 on to others if you only have mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all.The main way of spreading COVID-19 is through close contact with an infected person. When someone with COVID-19 breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, they release particles (droplets and aerosols) containing the virus that causes COVID-19. These particles can be breathed in by another person.Surfaces and belongings can also be contaminated with COVID-19, when people who are infected cough or sneeze near them or if they touch them.If you have COVID-19, there is a risk that you will spread the virus onto surfaces such as furniture, benches or door handles, even if you do not touch them directly. The next person to touch that surface may then become infected.Even if you try and avoid other people, you cannot guarantee that you will not come into contact with the virus. That is why you need to follow all of the steps in this guidance all of the time, even when you feel well, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is especially important if you live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable.Keep a safe distance (social distancing)If you leave your home: you develop symptoms of COVID-19 – you should self-isolate at home while you arrange and wait for the results of your test you test positive for COVID-19 a new continuous cough a high temperature a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) Your isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days.Self-isolation means you must stay at home at all times and not have contact with other people, except in very limited circumstances, for example to seek medical assistance. You may have to ask others to do your shopping, and you may have to make alternative plans if you are currently supporting a vulnerable person. Do not invite visitors to your home or garden.There is additional guidance for those who have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus and live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable or over 70.Why self-isolating is importantIf you are instructed to self-isolate, it is because there is a high risk that you will spread COVID-19 to others, even if you feel well and have no symptoms at all. It is therefore crucial that you follow the guidance and complete the full period of self-isolation.If you test positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate immediately and for the next 10 full days because this is the period of time when the virus is most likely to be passed on to others (the infectious period).Self-isolate if you live with someone or are a contact of someone who has COVID-19Self-isolate immediately if: you live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has symptoms and is waiting for their test result – your isolation period includes the day the first person in your household’s symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days you are a contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 who is not from your household – your isolation period includes the date of your last contact with them and the next 10 full days
By studying the behavior of tiny particles at an interface between oil and water, researchers at Harvard have discovered that stabilized emulsions may take longer to reach equilibrium than previously thought.Much longer, in fact.“We were looking at what we thought would be a very simple phenomenon, and we found something very strange,” said principal investigator Vinothan Manoharan, associate professor of chemical engineering and physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).“We knew that the particle would stick to the interface, and other researchers had assumed this event happened instantaneously,” he says. “We actually found that the timescale for this process was months to years.”The findings, published in Nature Materials on Dec. 4, have important implications for manufacturing processes used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and foods.An emulsion is a mixture of two or more insoluble liquids — usually oil and water. A simple emulsion such as vinaigrette takes energy to create (for example, shaking), and over time it will separate out, as the oil or water molecules cluster together again.To give products such as mayonnaise and sunscreen a reasonable shelf life, manufacturers typically add stabilizing particles to create Pickering emulsions (emulsions stabilized by solid particles that absorb onto the interface between the two phases). Ice cream, for example, is stabilized by tiny ice crystals that cling to the interfaces between the fat and water droplets, creating a rigid physical barrier. In traditional mayonnaise, proteins from the egg yolk perform the same role.When the oil and water in these types of emulsions are completely mixed and stable, the particles are said to be at equilibrium.“There are certain rules for making different types of emulsions,” said Manoharan. “For example, do you get oil droplets in water, or water droplets in oil? The conventional rules are based on the properties of the materials, but our results suggest that it also has to do with time and the energy you put into the system.”To study Pickering emulsions, Manoharan and his colleagues used holography to gain a three-dimensional view of microscopic polystyrene balls as they approached an interface between oil and water. The researchers used light from a focused laser (optical tweezers) to gently push a particle toward the interface, hoping to watch it settle into its predicted equilibrium point, straddling the oil-water boundary.To their surprise, none of the particles reached equilibrium during the experimental timeframe. Instead, they breached the interface quickly, but then slowed down more and more as they crossed into the oil. Mathematically extrapolating the logarithmic behavior they observed, Manoharan and his colleagues discovered that the particles would stabilize on a time frame much longer than anyone had predicted.“Our experiments only went on for a few minutes, but for the system to reach equilibrium would take at least weeks to months, and possibly years,” said lead author David Kaz, Ph.D. ’11, who earned his degree in physics at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.The finding is unlikely to affect time-tested recipes, but many other applications rely on very precise predictions of the particles’ behavior.In biomedical engineering, for example, Pickering emulsions are used to create colloidosomes— microscale capsules that could deliver precise concentrations of drugs to specific targets in the human body. Understanding the behavior of particles at liquid interfaces is also relevant to many aspects of chemical engineering, water purification, mineral recovery techniques, and the manufacture of nanostructured materials.The new research suggests that the models used to predict and optimize these systems may be too simplistic.“It has always been assumed that the particles moved almost instantly to their equilibrium contact angle or height, and then Young’s law would apply,” said co-author Michael Brenner, Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics at SEAS. “What we found, though, is that equilibrium might take much, much longer to achieve than the time scale at which you’re using your product.”“If you’re really stirring hard, maybe you can get the particles to reach equilibrium faster,” Brenner added. “But what we’re saying is that the process matters.”Ryan McGorty (Ph.D. ’11, physics) and Madhav Mani (Ph.D. ’10, applied mathematics) also contributed to the research, which was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NSF-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Harvard.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released police video shows that an Illinois teen accused of killing two people during unrest in Wisconsin and his mom were fixated on social media comments about them in the hours after his August arrest. The Chicago Tribune reports that police in Antioch, Illinois, on Monday released four hours of video taken after Kyle Rittenhouse turned himself in hours after the Aug. 25 protest in Kenosha. After Rittenhouse said he wanted a lawyer, police left him in the interrogation room with his mother. Wendy Rittenhouse spent the next several hours scrolling through her phone. At one point she lamented about people posting derogatory remarks about them on Facebook.
U.K. pension funds given OK to divest potentially stranded fossil fuel investments FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Managers of the £1.5 trillion invested in Britain’s workplace pension schemes are to be given new powers to dump shares in oil, gas and coal companies in favor of long-term investment in green and “social impact” opportunities.Government proposals published on Monday are designed to give pension fund trustees more confidence to divest from environmentally damaging fossil fuels and put their cash in green alternatives if it meets their members’ wishes. Until now many pension trustees have been hamstrung by fiduciary duties that they feel requires them to seek the best returns irrespective of the threat of climate change.The new rules, though couched in opaque legalese, are a coded go-ahead for pension funds to sell shares in fossil fuel companies if they believe that they could turn into “stranded assets”. The term refers to companies’ coal, oil and gas deposits that may not ever be monetised as the world transitions to a low-carbon economy.In the paper published on Monday, Clarifying and Strengthening Trustees’ Investment Duties, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said: “Our proposed regulations are intended to reassure trustees that they can (and indeed should) take account of financially material risks, whether these stem from investee firms’ traditional financial reporting, or from broader risks covered in non-financial reporting or elsewhere.”But the DWP warned that the new rules do not give carte blanche for activist groups to bully pension funds into selling out of fossil fuels. “These proposals are not intended to give any support to activist groups for boycotts or divestment from certain assets,” the DWP paper said. “Trustees have primacy in investment decisions and, whilst they should not necessarily rule out the ability to take account of members’ views, they are never obliged to, and the prime focus is to deliver a return to members.”A growing number of UK and European insurance companies have started selling holdings in coal companies and refusing to insure their operations. More than £15 billion has been divested by insurers including Allianz, Aviva, Axa, Legal & General, Swiss Re and Zurich in the past two years, according to Unfriend Coal Network, a global coalition of NGOs and campaigners including 350.org and Greenpeace.More: UK pension funds get green light to dump fossil fuel investments
By Dialogo June 24, 2009 Belgrade, 23 June (EFE).- Were there dinosaurs in what is now Serbia during the Mesozoic? The answer to this question is still a mystery and a challenge for paleontologists, but right now Belgrade is a promised land for those animals that lived more than 200 million years ago in Patagonia. A spectacular exhibition of the giants of Argentine Patagonia seems like a fantasy story come to life in order to show what these animals were like, what kind of environment they lived in, what the earth was like in that distant epoch, why they disappeared, and whether they have descendants in the animal world. The exhibit was organized by the Natural Historic Museum of Belgrade and the Argentine experts Cultural Group, with assistance from the Serbian Ministry of Culture. Twenty species of dinosaurs are on exhibit, half of them in life-size reconstructions, along with forty examples of skeletal parts, skulls, nests with eggs, and replicas of dinosaur tracks and bones. One of the dinosaurs, Megaraptor namunhuaiqui, is getting its world premiere in Belgrade. An impressive carnivore with an enormous pointed claw some forty centimeters long, this dinosaur is one of the most important paleontological finds. The dinosaurs were the largest animals ever to exist on earth and flourished for more than 180 million years during the Mesozoic era and its Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. The planetary scene was very different from that of today. The continents were joined in a single mass, the southern part of which was Gondwana, and the Patagonian region was joined to Southern Africa. Argentine paleontologist Jorge Calvo, one of the organizers of the exhibition, explained to EFE that the environment in which the dinosaurs lived in Patagonia was a plain with a great many forests, a meandering river with wide curves, and a warm, temperate, and humid climate. “It would be like putting dinosaurs in any park in any city today. There were many angiosperms, which are flower plants, and there were almost no pines or conifers,” Calvo said. Major paleontological discoveries have been made in Patagonia in recent decades, and in many cases entire skeletons have been unearthed in an excellent state of preservation. Among the dinosaurs found are giants like Gigantosaurus Carolini, an endemic species in the South American continent, considered the largest carnivorous dinosaur in the world, fifteen meters long and weighing eight tons. Or the herbivore Rebbachisaurus tessonei, the Gigantosaurus’s favorite food, seventeen meters in length, with a very long neck and tail. Not all the dinosaurs were that large, and there were species the size of a dog, a cat, or a bird. The exhibit also includes nests of eggs that have contributed to learning biological facts about these creatures and their reproduction. No other species could compete with the dinosaurs in their time, and although the first diminutive mammals had already begun to appear, their development could advance only after the disappearance of the creatures that ruled the earth during this period of natural history. No human being could ever have seen a living dinosaur, given that the first hominids appeared 60 million years after the dinosaurs disappeared. They disappearance took place possibly due to a natural catastrophe, reminding the visitor to the exhibition of the fragility of the planet’s ecological equilibrium and the effects of its deterioration, which sometimes depends on human activity, but at other times is beyond man’s power to affect. According to the specialist Calvo, there are several theories about the extinction of the dinosaurs, but the prevailing one right now among paleontologists is that it was due to the impact of one or more meteorites in the Yucatan peninsula and in India, as a result of which “the earth was darkened for almost a year.” “And that led to the extinction of plants, then herbivorous dinosaurs, and then the carnivores,” Calvo declared. “Only thirty percent of the small species survived,” he added. Professor Calvo affirmed, nevertheless, that “the dinosaurs are alive today.” “We have many representatives of the dinosaurs, such as birds, which are considered dinosaurs today,” he indicated. In the exhibition there is a small section on “Serbia at the time of the dinosaurs,” with examples of Mesozoic fossils of shells and snails, given that the region was under the ocean at that time.
21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Well, the dreaded “October 3” date has passed and we are all still here, our doors are open, and members are conducting business as usual as if nothing momentous such as, oh I don’t know, maybe a major shake-up in mortgage origination happened. Whew!So, do you think it was mere coincidence that the CFPB changed the implementation date to the spookiest month on the calendar? Do you think they understand the double, double toil and trouble everyone has been through the last few weeks and months? It was enough to bring bats to the belfry and have us all seeing black cats crossing our paths!Now that the date has passed and we are in the trenches of seeing how all this works out, what should we do next? We’ve spent a LOT of time preparing, but what should we be thinking about as the dust settles on this most recent Halloween Trick?First, pat yourself on the back. It’s been a long road, but you’ve done all you could to get your credit union ready for this. Then, step back and start looking at your processes and procedures. It’s very easy to provide training about how a process SHOULD work, but often we find things don’t work exactly as we intended. So, review procedures and see if they need to be tweaked.And, what about that training? Have you found there were things you didn’t consider when everyone was trained? Should you provide a “post-mortem” wrap-up of new discoveries or adjustments that need to be made? Would regular meetings be helpful for a while, just to talk about how everything is working? continue reading »
Read also: Can we take motorcycle taxis? Clashing regulations leave passengers confusedTransportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawaty said to address the confusion, the ministry had relaxed the regulation to allow individual regional governments to make adjustments.“It has been agreed that the implementation will be decided by regional governments after conducting a study on several points, including the economic aspects of the [regional] society, the availability of transportation systems in the areas and the availability of social security aid,” Adita said in a statement released Monday.“We will monitor the situation in the field and may evaluate and make changes to the regulation.”Ride-hailing service providers such as Gojek and Grab said they appreciated the transportation ministerial regulation, signed by acting Transportation Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, and are waiting for the regulation to come into effect to make adjustments.Topics : A new transportation ministerial regulation has allowed app-based motorcycle taxis to take passengers provided certain health precautions are taken, but the final decision depends on the individual regional governments that have implemented large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), the ministry has said.Transportation Ministerial Regulation No. 18/2020 on transportation controls to slow the spread of COVID-19 allows app-based motorcycle taxis to take passengers as long as they comply with health protocols. The protocols include wearing masks and gloves, disinfecting vehicles before and after use and not driving when not feeling well.The new regulation has confused passengers as it clashes with a Health Ministerial Regulation and a Jakarta Gubernatorial Regulation that prohibit motorcycle taxis from carrying passengers and restrict them to carrying only goods during PSBB, civil groups and politicians have said.
Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has denied that the emergence of new COVID-19 clusters at schools is a result of schools reopening. He claimed that many teachers tested positive for COVID-19 even before the reopening.”A lot of teachers still come to school even though they conduct online teaching. Prior to school reopening, they got tested and many came back positive,” he said on Thursday during a hearing with House of Representatives Commission X, which oversees education.Nadiem said in many cases, school clusters appeared when the students were engaged in remote learning. “Schools that were found to be new COVID-19 clusters would be closed immediately and they would go back to online learning,” he said.Previously Nadiem had fended off criticism over the government’s decision to allow the reopening of more schools amid the pandemic, defending the policy as a difficult but necessary trade-off to maintain students’ spirit of learning in a time of crisis. “You can consider [the decision] bold in some aspects, but on the other hand, you can also see that we’re a little late,” Nadiem told The Jakarta Post on August 12.The United Federation of Indonesian Teachers (FSGI) reported at least nine new school clusters emerging all across the country with 54 teachers and 138 students testing positive for COVID-19.Read also: Decision to reopen more schools draws ire from teachersThe FSGI urged the government to do more to protect teachers, school administrators and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that several teachers and school administrators had died of the illness.According to the FSGI, at least 20 teachers and two school administrators have died of COVID-19.“Reopening schools will be risky without proper preparation,” FSGI deputy secretary-general Fahriza Marta said recently.Topics : “The clusters emerged not because of [our] relaxation policy but due to infections prior to the reopening,” he said.Read also: COVID-19 crisis opportunity for education reform in IndonesiaNadiem said the final decision on reopening schools did not lie with the Education and Culture Ministry but with regional administrations.However, he said, the ministry would work hard to ensure students could go back to schools as soon and as safely as possible.