Pike County DAR celebrates Constitution Week

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Gibson said goals of the annual celebration are three-fold: to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of eh Constitution in September 1787, to inform people that the Constitution is the basis of America’s great heritage and the foundation of our way of life and the emphasize our responsibilities as United States’ citizens to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution.“The Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR would like to encourage schools, clubs and organizations throughout Pike County to take the opportunity of Constitution Week, September 17-23, to learn more about the United Constitution,” Gibson said. “The Constitution still guides us today. Therefore, the DAR believes that no American history education can be complete without a thorough understanding of the impact the Constitution has had on the lives of all American citizens, past and present.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County DAR celebrates Constitution Week Email the author Gibson said libraries at schools and public libraries throughout the county are being asked to have displays encouraging their patrons to learn more about the United States Constitution and keep the memories alive on the men and women who secured independence of the United States and whose bravery and sacrifice made possible the liberties all Americans enjoy today. Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell There are two documents of paramount importance to American history, the Declaration of Independence, which forged the national identity and the United States Constitution, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to the American way of life.That annual celebration begins on September 17,2019.Mabeth Gibson, Oliver Wiley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, regent, said while Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week. “The Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR celebrates Constitution Week which in an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life,” Gibson said.“Our organization, The Daughters of the American Revolution initiated the observance in 1955 when the DAR petitioned the United States Congress to dedicate September 17-23 of each year to the commemoration of Constitution Week.”Congress adopted the resolution and, on August 2, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into public law. Skip Published 3:00 am Tuesday, September 10, 2019center_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Latest Stories SWEET HISTORY: Todd gives cane mill to Brundidge Historical Society The mission of the Brundidge Historical Society is to preserve and promote the cultural and physical heritage of the rural… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Wielding a laser beam deep inside the body

first_imgRobotic engineers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) have developed a laser-steering microrobot that can be integrated with existing endoscopic tools, which are used in minimally invasive surgeries. Their approach was reported in Science Robotics.The ends of endoscopic tools must be highly flexible to enable visualization and manipulation of the surgical site in the target tissue. In the case of energy-delivering endoscopic tools, which allow surgeons to cut or dry tissues and stop internal bleeds, a heat-generating energy source is added to the end of the device.Currently available energy sources, delivered via a fiber or electrode, limit surgical precision and can cause unwanted burns in adjacent tissue sections and smoke development. While laser technology would be an attractive solution, the laser beam needs to be precisely steered, positioned and quickly repositioned at the distal end of an endoscope, which cannot be accomplished with the currently available relatively bulky technology.Led by Wyss Associate Faculty Member Robert Wood, the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and postdoctoral fellow Peter York at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and SEAS, the laser-steering microrobot, in its miniaturized 6 by 16 millimeter package, can operate with the necessary high speed and precision required for minimally invasive surgeries.“To enable minimally invasive laser surgery inside the body, we devised a microrobotic approach that allows us to precisely direct a laser beam at small target sites in complex patterns within an anatomical area of interest,” said York, the first and corresponding author on the study and a postdoctoral fellow on Wood’s microrobotics team. “With its large range of articulation, minimal footprint, and fast and precise action, this laser-steering end-effector has great potential to enhance surgical capabilities simply by being added to existing endoscopic devices in a plug-and-play fashion.”,The team needed to overcome the basic challenges in design, actuation, and microfabrication of the optical steering mechanism that enables tight control over the laser beam after it has exited from an optical fiber. These challenges, along with the need for speed and precision, were exacerbated by the size constraints — the entire mechanism had to be housed in a cylindrical structure with roughly the diameter of a drinking straw to be useful for endoscopic procedures.“We found that for steering and re-directing the laser beam, a configuration of three small mirrors that can rapidly rotate with respect to one another in a small ‘galvanometer’ design provided a sweet spot for our miniaturization effort,” said second author Rut Peña, a mechanical engineer with micro-manufacturing expertise in Wood’s group. “To get there, we leveraged methods from our microfabrication arsenal in which modular components are laminated step-wise onto a superstructure on the millimeter scale — a highly effective fabrication process when it comes to iterating on designs quickly in search of an optimum, and delivering a robust strategy for mass-manufacturing a successful product.”The team demonstrated that their laser-steering end-effector, miniaturized to a cylinder measuring merely 6 mm in diameter and 16 mm in length, was able to map out and follow complex trajectories in which multiple laser ablations could be performed with high speed, over a large range, and be repeated with high accuracy.To further show that the device, when attached to the end of a common colonoscope, could be applied to a life-like endoscopic task, York and Peña, advised by Wyss Clinical Fellow Daniel Kent successfully simulated the resection of polyps by navigating their device via tele-operation in a benchtop phantom tissue made of rubber. Kent also is a resident physician in general surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.“In this multi-disciplinary approach, we managed to harness our ability to rapidly prototype complex microrobotic mechanisms that we have developed over the past decade to provide clinicians with a non-disruptive solution that could allow them to advance the possibilities of minimally invasive surgeries in the human body with life-altering or potentially life-saving impact,” said senior author Wood, who also is the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at SEAS.Wood’s microrobotics team together with technology translation experts at the Wyss Institute have patented their approach and are now further de-risking their medical technology (MedTech) as an add-on for surgical endoscopes.The study was funded by the National Science Foundation under award #CMMI-1830291, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.This was adapted from a press release by Benjamin Boettner of the Wyss Institute.last_img read more

Pasar Jaya launches home shopping service for those in self-quarantine

first_imgWith millions of Jakartans urged to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, city-owned market operator Pasar Jaya has provided a home shopping service involving sellers in more than 20 markets.The firm published the telephone numbers of dozens of retailers who be contacted by customers from home. The list of numbers can be seen on Pasar Jaya’s official Facebook page and Instagram account. “Orders can be placed directly to the market retailers,” a post reads on Pasar Jaya’s Instagram account @perumdapasarjaya. “The delivery and payment methods will be arranged between retailers and buyers.” Many Jakartans responded positively to the service. Some, however, found it complicated and confusing.“None of the retailers at Mampang Market could be contacted,” Instagram user @ifraddds wrote. Another Instagram user, @ibusabitshabreena, asked the market operator whether customers could buy small amounts of groceries through the service but did not get a response.Read also: How to do online grocery shopping in a time of coronavirusPasar Jaya management said that all 153 markets under its management were open, with each market equipped with a thermal scanner and hand sanitizers. In addition, all markets were frequently disinfected.Within Indonesia, Jakarta has been hit hardest by COVID-19 with health authorities confirming 627 cases and 62 deaths. (trn)Topics :center_img Apart from staple foods, retailers in some markets, such as Pondok Labu Market and Gandaria Market in South Jakarta and Kramat Jati Central Market in East Java, are offering fast food for those who want a premade meal.last_img read more

Whicker: Why relegation in Premier League should be used in NBA

first_imgNow it stood to reap $53 million a year on TV rights alone.But now Bournemouth, on England’s south coast, threatens to detach itself from the land and fly away on its own delirium.It has beaten Chelsea and Manchester United, with their Yankee-style payrolls and tradition, in consecutive weeks.And now Chelsea has 15 points in 16 games, stands in 16th place and is only one point from the most dreaded word in the U.K.Relegation. The happiest place on earth today has no fake volcanoes or swollen cartoon ducks.The happiest place on earth today is Bournemouth, England.It was happy enough when its team broke through the labyrinthine constraints of English football and earned promotion to the Premier League.Just a few years ago, the team was passing the offering plate in its 11,000-seat Vitality Stadium, its very existence dependent on the kindness of fans. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img (The two most dreaded words, of course, are “Last call.”)There are 20 clubs in the Premier League. Clubs 18-20 are relegated. That means they are demoted to the League Championship, the equivalent of Triple-A, for the following year.The only way to return to the “majors” is to finish in the top three and thus get promoted. The same process seeps down into League 1 and League 2.Chelsea is the defending champ and has eight players making more than 7 million pounds this season.“If Chelsea were to be relegated, I can’t imagine a bigger story in the history of the league,” said Rebecca Lowe, who anchors the Premier League telecasts on NBC Sports Network.The relegated teams don’t just suffer a dislocated ego. Their TV share dwindles to $2 million. There are “parachute payments” to ease the blow, but any relegated team faces the whammy of bloated salaries and income loss. Bankruptcy is always lurking.“That’s the difficult part,” said Robbie Earle, Lowe’s studio colleague and a former midfielder. “Clubs that are relegated have to make a lot of decisions, and people around the club can lose their jobs.”But some have marched through the oblivion.Leicester City escaped relegation in 2014 for the first time in 10 years, but had to win seven of its final nine games last year to stay afloat. Now Leicester City is 10-1-5 and leads the league.“What Bournemouth and Leicester City are doing is the stuff of dreams,” Earle said.The Premier League has no playoff and everyone plays each other twice in a 38-game season. The top four clubs qualify for the Champions League. The bottom six or so play for their professional lives.If you notice a certain crackle in those games Saturday and Sunday mornings, do not adjust your set. It’s real.“Relegation keeps the suspense going through the season,” Lowe said. “You still have these matches at the bottom to see who gets relegated or promoted. And when a club does earn promotion, it’s such a celebration.”For Americans trained to believe in parity (i.e., athletic socialism), this is hard to digest.Upward mobility is difficult. There is no salary cap or draft. Only five Premier League teams have won the title since 1992: Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers, although the Rovers have been relegated since 2012.But only nine NBA franchises have won championships since 1992, and San Antonio and the Lakers have combined for 10 of those.Premier League titles are like any others. They arrive when resources merge with skill, effort, organization, player evaluation, coaching and a little bit of luck.Would the Lakers be 4-20 if they were facing the ejection seat? Would the 76ers hoard draft picks and mock what’s left of their fan base if they knew they’d land in a glorified D-League? Would the Cleveland Browns choose Johnny Manziel to sell jerseys, instead of picking an adult quarterback, if they knew they might be wrenched from the NFL trough?Relegation is a superb anti-tanking mechanism. It’s a justice system, too. The Italian League dealt with match-fixing that way. The next time the Patriots resort to lies and videotape, they can cool their heels in the Purgatory League for a year.Why, we already have relegation in our politics. Ask Lindsey Graham and Rick Santorum.This is just a Christmastime fantasy, of course. No way relegation makes it to our shores.But the urgency and the organic drama — and the actual human sound effects — of the Premier League will keep flourishing.As Rebecca Lowe puts it, “You never should gain an advantage by losing. You should always be trying to win.”Or else.last_img read more