Health authorities announce COVID-19 death for Port Arthur resident

first_img The same agency reported the deaths of two Port Arthur residents last week. The individual was an African American female between 65 and 70 years old.It has been determined the individual had underlying health conditions, health officials said. (NOTE: Port Neches and Groves have not recorded any deaths due to COVID-19; date reflects the day local health officials reported the death.)April 6: Port Arthur white male, aged 45-50, had underlying conditions. Family identified victim as John Kirk Veillon, 47.April 18: Port Arthur African American female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.April 21: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.April 21: Nederland white female, aged 85-90, had underlying conditions.May 3: Port Arthur white male, aged 65-70, was previously reported as COVID-19 positive and had underlying conditions. Family identified victim as Chris Dwayne Stewts, 68.June 5: Port Arthur African American female, aged 80-85, underlying conditions not known.June 29: Port Arthur African American female, aged 60-65, underlying conditions not known.July 3: Port Arthur African American female, aged 85-90, underlying conditions unknown.July 9: Nederland white female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.July 14: Port Arthur African American female, aged 50-55, had underlying conditions.July 15: Nederland white female, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.July 17: Nederland white female, aged 80-85, had underlying conditions.July 20: Port Arthur African American male, aged 55-60, had underlying conditions.July 21: Port Arthur African American male, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.July 27: Port Arthur African American female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.center_img A Port Arthur woman’s death announced Monday has been linked to COVID-19.“It is with great sadness” that the City of Port Arthur Health Department is reporting its 11th COVID-19 related death of a resident of Port Arthur.last_img read more

OhioHealth is presenting sponsor for inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio

first_imgIn addition to the presenting sponsorship, OhioHealth will also support the event with medical services as the Official Healthcare Provider.“As a company dedicated to quality and compassion, OhioHealth is the perfect presenting sponsor and healthcare provider for this inaugural race,” said Carola Ross, Chief Sales Officer for IRONMAN. “We look forward to working with OhioHealth as we provide the IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio athletes with a safe and rewarding event experience.”The triathlon begins with a single-loop, 1.2-mile swim in the Delaware Lake, followed by a flat and fast 56-mile bike course and a 13.1-mile run course that offers scenic country views and a finish in front of Selby Stadium.www.ironman.com/ohio70.3www.ohiohealth.com OhioHealth has been confirmed as the presenting sponsor for the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon, which will be held in Delaware, Ohio, on 21 August 2016.“The opportunity to be the presenting sponsor of the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon is one we could not pass up,” said Sue Jablonski, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at OhioHealth.“It is part of our mission at OhioHealth to improve the health of those we serve. By bringing events like an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon to our state, we’re providing our community with an opportunity to experience a premiere athletic event that will be sure to inspire.” Relatedlast_img read more

Vivitek Introduces the NovoDisplay

first_imgVivitek has announced NovoDisplay, an all-in-one flat screen solution — a collaboration board with built-in wireless connectivity via the NovoConnect ecosystem. NovoDisplay integrates three key functions — 4K-UHD display, wireless collaboration capabilities and digital signage — to create one collaboration board.Designed for huddle rooms and offices, NovoDisplay provides a seamless gateway to effortless wireless information sharing in meetings as well as providing a digital message/announcement board during other office hours. In order to meet the wide and varied needs of all customers, the NovoDisplay is available in four sizes — 43”, 55”, 65” and 75” — while its 4K-UHD (3840×2160) resolution and In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel offers outstanding detail and stunning visuals, whatever size display a customer selects.The NovoDisplay’s built-in NovoConnect simplifies collaboration. NovoConnect enables wireless mirroring from any device to the NovoDisplay, making it fully compatible with the ever-popular BYOD practice. Offering cross-platform compatibility with Windows, macOS, Ubuntu, Android and iOS, the NovoConnect app enables users’ devices to connect easily to the bigger display screen in order to visualize ideas in a meeting, thus optimizing both productivity and creativity.Furthermore, as part of NovoConnect’s embedded features, the display includes a complete set of collaboration tools. It boasts functionality ranging from the ability to switch participants’ screens rapidly, to displaying up to four participants simultaneously. Meanwhile, advanced moderation functions help the meeting host to remain in control of the meeting agenda.To maximize the value of NovoDisplay when it’s not being used for meeting purposes, it can easily take on a second role as a digital signage or board to communicate messages — from wayfinding, to ‘welcome’ messages, news, departmental goals, canteen menus and general information updates — thanks to the built-in NovoDS digital signage solution.NovoDS makes it simple and intuitive to create playlist content to publish to any chosen NovoDisplay on the network. All Novo devices can also be managed from a separate central location, such as by an IT department.Meanwhile, its functionality is enriched further by Vivitek’s optional cloud-based service, NovoDS Cloud. This enables access and control of playlists via its web interface, enabling updates to be made from any authorized computer or mobile device anywhere.NovoDisplay screens are available in 43”, 55”, 65” and 75’’ sizes. Prices excluding VAT range from £790, £990, £1690 and £2690 respectively. The DK430, DK550 and DK650, will be available from December 2019. The DK750 will be available from February 2020. More information is here or here.Here’s a video we shot of the NovoDisplay at ISE 2020:last_img read more

Six Los Alamos National Laboratory Physicists Elected 2020 Fellows Of The American Physical Society

first_imgSix LANL physicists elected American Physical Society Fellows, top row from lef, Luis Chacon, Andrea Favalli and Ralph Menikoff. Bottom row from left, Andrea Palounek, Nicolai Sinitsyn and Blas Uberuaga. Courtesy/LANLLANL News:Six Los Alamos National Laboratory physicists have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society this year. The Lab’s 2020 APS Fellows are Luis Chacon, Andrea Favalli, Ralph Menikoff, Andrea Palounek, Nikolai Sinitsyn, and Blas Uberuaga.“I’m pleased to see six members of our technical staff recognized through their election as Fellows of the American Physical Society this year,” said John Sarrao, deputy director for Science, Technology and Engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “No more than one half of one percent of APS members are elected to the APS Fellowship annually. The honor bestowed on our scientists shows that the physics community highly values the contributions our newly minted APS Fellows have made to science and society. It’s important to remember that research is a collaborative effort, particularly here at Los Alamos, and that their election as APS Fellows is an honor that all of us at the Laboratory share and celebrate.”The APS Fellowship Program recognizes APS members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They also may have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the APS.Los Alamos National Laboratory’s 2020 APS Fellows:Luis Chacon was nominated by the APS Division of Computational Physics for “seminal contributions in the development of novel algorithms for fluid and kinetic plasma simulation, both Eulerian and Lagrangian, enabling breakthroughs in the understanding of fast magnetic reconnection, and the impact of kinetic effects in strong plasma shocks and in ICF implosions.” Chacon joined the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos as a Director’s funded Postdoctoral Fellow in 2000, and became a staff member in 2002. He later joined the Fusion Energy Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2008-2012, and returned to Los Alamos in 2012. He is now a senior scientist of international stature in the Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Chacon is currently an associate and executive editor in the Journal of Computational Physics.Andrea Favalli was nominated by the APS Forum on Physics and Society for “outstanding application of the methods and underlying science of nuclear physics to the crucial issues of nuclear safeguards and security.” Favalli joined the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation division at Los Alamos in 2009. His work has focused on nondestructive assay (NDA) of nuclear materials, ranging from new analytical approaches to experimental work. He has contributed to designing and implementing NDA measurement systems for nuclear material accountancy for nonproliferation throughout the world. He has been leading research activities into laser-driven nuclear physics at the Lab for applications in nuclear safeguards and security and for radiography for diagnosing dynamic experiments. Before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory, he spent about four years working as researcher at the European Commission, in Ispra, Italy, where his work focused on active neutron interrogation.Ralph Menikoff was nominated by the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter for “pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding of materials under extreme conditions, including the physics and modeling of shock waves, detonation waves, equations of state, and reactive burn models for chemical explosives.” Menikoff came to the Lab in 1974 as a postdoc in the particle physics group. Two years later he became a staff member and joined the Detonation Physics group when it was first formed. He has been in Theoretical division for his entire career, and is currently in the Physics and Chemistry of Materials group. In 1990 he was awarded the Lab’s Fellows prize for work on shock waves and the Riemann problem, which characterizes wave interactions and is fundamental to compressible fluid flow. Over the last 10 years, Menikoff has worked on developing a hot-spot model for solid high explosives that captures both the behavior for shock initiation and propagation of detonation waves.  Andrea Palounek was nominated by the APS Forum on Physics and Society for “extensive work on the application of physics to national security in space, advocating on behalf of women and minority students in physics, and for unflagging efforts in launching the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society.” Palounek joined the Lab in 1991, and most recently worked on special projects for the Weapons Program, following a stint leading and managing the Muon Radiography program. In 2018, Palounek retired from formal paid work at Los Alamos to concentrate on advisory and outreach activities for the Laboratory and the physics community at large. Nikolai Sinitsyn was nominated by the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics for “outstanding and original contributions to spin noise spectroscopy, anomalous Hall effect, geometric phases, multistate Landau-Zener models, and many-body nonadiabatic transitions.” Sinitsyn held a post-doctoral fellowship at Los Alamos from 2007 to 2009, and joined the Lab as technical staff member in Theoretical division in 2010. In addition to the work noted in his Fellowship citation, Sinitsyn has produced influential results in interdisciplinary topics; he introduced geometric phases in stochastic kinetics, which describe numerous effects in nano-mechanics; he also proposed the idea of “Safe Protocols” – the algorithm for aggregate centralized control of multiple power grid connected devices for smart-grid applications.Blas Uberuaga was nominated by the APS Division of Computational Physics for “the development of accelerated molecular dynamics methods and their application to the understanding of radiation effects in materials, including the amorphization resistance of complex oxides, and the discovery of a new mechanism for point defect recovery at interfaces.” Uberuaga first came to the Lab as a potdoc in 2001, and has been a staff scientist in the Materials Science and Technology division since 2004. He has been involved at a range of levels on multiple Department of Energy–funded projects including a project dedicated to understanding the relationship between disorder and transport in complex oxides and research targeting the synergies between irradiation and corrosion.About Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is managed by Triad, a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the Regents of the University of California (UC) for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.last_img read more

A Moveable Feast

first_imgOn Sunday I headed to “A Moveable Feast” in Sag Harbor. The foodie event was held to benefit The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and Slow Food East End. Taking place at Dodds & Eder Home, it was a celebration honoring Quail Hill farmer Joshua Levine and supporting Edible School Gardens on the East End.The Dodds & Eder showroom offered the perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy sampling some of the East End’s exceptional food and drink. We tasted delicious bites from locations such as noah’s, Endless Summer Catering, Hamptons Farms, Art of Eating, Peconic Gold Oysters, Bostwicks Catering, PawPaw Pop Up, The Bridgehampton Inn, Love Lane Kitchen, and many more.“Building a sustainable farm and food community on the East End is important and rewarding. Local food businesses need to support each other to make this movement a reality,” said Carissa Waechter of East Hampton’s Carissa’s Breads in a press release for the event.Chef Sam McCleland of Sag Harbor’s The Bell & Anchor echoed the sentiment, stating the importance of “sourcing locally [and] having a true relationship with our farmers, who are friends to us.”The event’s keynote speaker was Sam Kass, the former White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition under the Obama administration. Kass joined the White House kitchen staff in 2009 as assistant chef and later became food initiative coordinator. Richard McCarthy, the head of Slow Food USA, moderated a discussion.“I love the camaraderie of being with like-minded folks in the industry who are dedicated to feeding people what is good for the body, soul, and planet,” stated Cheryl Stair of Art of Eating, which is located in Bridgehampton.The evening also featured student farmers who shared some of their experiences in their school’s garden. Money raised from the annual Moveable Feast events have helped the East End have one of the largest, most successful school garden programs in the United States, with 27 schools represented.For more info visit [email protected]@hamptondaze Sharelast_img read more

Jose Mourinho convinced Cesc Fabregas to join Chelsea in 20 minutes

first_img He also criticised Jack Wilshere for being photographed smoking a cigarette earlier this week. “How did I persuade him? I spoke to him for about 20 minutes,” said Mourinho. “I’m not a specialist, obviously, but I don’t think if a football player smokes one cigar or cigarette with friends in the summer when he is not training – I don’t think it affects his performance. Jose Mourinho has explained how easy it was to convince Cesc Fabregas to join Chelsea from Barcelona.  “What gets affected is that a kid at home says if a top football player can smoke then I can smoke and it is not a problem.” Upd. at 00:18 “What football players do, millions and millions are watching, lots of kids are watching,” he continued. CEST 20/07/2014 “I think he really wanted to come. Arsenal had an option where they could interfere, but I don’t think he was open to that. He was in our direction so it was easy for me.” Rik Sharmalast_img read more