Homeowners, businesses, and renewable energy manufacturers, installers and developers will discuss the role of Vermont’s net-metering law in creating jobs and deploying home-grown renewable energy to Vermonters at a State House press conference Friday.Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), the state’s leading trade association for the renewable energy industry, will be holding a press conference on Friday with House Natural Resources and Energy Committee leadership to address expanding Vermont’s successful net-metering program.Afterward, the group will testify before the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee at 1:00 p.m.The testimony will address how expanding Vermont’s successful net metering program will create jobs and support renewable energy generation statewide at no cost to state government.WHAT: Press conference with legislators, homeowners, businesses and Vermont renewable energy leaders on expanding net metering lawsWHEN: Friday, January 28th, 2011, 12:00 p.m.WHERE: Cedar Creek Room, 2nd Floor, Vermont State House, Montpelier, VTNet metering allows Vermont rate-payers to generate their own power using enewable energy systems. Excess power they generate can be fed back to their utilities, running their electric meters backwards.Partial List of ParticipantsChairman Tony Klein, House Natural Resources and Energy CommitteeVice Chair Margaret Cheney, House Natural Resources and Energy CommitteeOther members of the House Natural Resources and Energy CommitteeAndy Kehler, Jasper Hill Farm, HardwickMartha Staskus, VERA & REV Board ChairChad Farrell, Encore RedevelopmentDavid Blittersdorf, AllEarth RenewablesLeigh Seddon, Alteris RenewablesAbout Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), www.revermont.org(link is external)REV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing nearly 300 businesses, individuals, colleges and others committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and expanding the availability of renewable sources of energy in Vermont.
The Gender Based Violence Command Centre has expanded its services to make them accessible to people with disabilities. Blind and deaf people are now able to access counselling, thanks to technological advances.Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini launches the Disability Enhanced System on 2 December 2016 to make the Gender Based Violence Command Centre accessible to people with disabilities. (Image: Department of Social Development, Facebook)Brand South Africa Reporter Technology has helped to improve the Gender Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC). Women and children who are deaf or blind and are being abused now also have access to the system.The Department of Social Development has partnered with cellphone network Vodacom to enable the GBVCC to help disabled people.The centre was opened in 2014; it operates a call centre for people needing counselling, carried out by professional social workers.Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini launched the Disability Enhancement System on 2 December in Pretoria.Watch:“During this month of 16 Days of Activism we continue to hear the voices of women and children but the community of persons living with disabilities continues to be marginalised,” she said. “Initiatives like this aim to respond to that.“If we say we want to protect the rights of persons with disabilities we need to ask ourselves, what provisions have we made to allow persons with disabilities to live a fair life next to those without disabilities.”How it worksThe system uses Skype for people who are deaf, whereby they can communicate with the social workers using sign language.Blind people can use a panic button which has a siren light to contact the centre with a distress message. Police are also able to locate the person in need of help.Dlamini said the Disability Enhanced System had given the department an opportunity to help disabled people, especially deaf and blind women and children.“Gender-based violence among children and women with disabilities is also prevalent because they are part of South African society, which has a huge problem with the scourge of violence against women and children.”The department was committed to the National Development Plan, she said, which held that “we must be committed to sustainable development and end violence against women and girls”.“It remains our responsibility to ensure that women and children with disabilities are not trafficked and exposed to harmful practices,” the minister said.Source: South African Government News Agency read more
Organizing your projects is a quick way to make your workflow easier.Keeping your projects organized is one of the most important skills you can learn as an aspiring motion graphic designer. You may be saving time by importing assets from all over your computer but over time it makes it all too easy to delete a project file.In the following video by Motion Revolver, Tyson Frantz shows us how he organizes his project files and gives us some good insights into how to better organize AE projects. The video covers:Organizing folders in the finderOrganizing folder in the project panelImporting foldersAuto-creating folders If you ever plan on working with a team or simply want to make your work more streamlined, organizing your projects is an essential first step. This video was posted on Motion Revolver’s YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!Have any tips for keeping your projects organized? Share in the comments below. read more
India’s Somdev Devvarman on Tuesday won the men’s singles tennis gold medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou.Somdev Devvarman of India, right, wipes his eyes after winning the men’s singles tennis final against Denis Istomin, of Uzbekistan, during the medal ceremony at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. AP PhotoSomdev dominated his higher ranked opponent from the start, storming to a 4-0 lead in the first set. Istomin managed to win just one game in that set. In the second set, Istomin put up a better fight as the pair exchanged breaks. But he wasn’t good enough to keep Somdev away from his second gold in the Guangzhou Games.Somdev’s feat has given India’s its seventh gold at Guangzhou.Somdev and Sanam Singh had on Monday won the men’s doubles gold. They beat the Chinese pair of Zhe Li and Mao Xin Gong 6-3, 6-7, 10-8.Somdev – the highest ranked Indian in the international tennis circuit – had earlier won the men’s singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. read more
Normal anatomyThe fingers and toes are supplied by vessels and nerves which run up the lateral aspects of each digit.IndicationsThe surgery is recommended in a case of amputated fingers or toes, with salvaged digits in a condition that would enable replantation. This usually requires a clean cut across the digit, with minimal damage to the digital vessels and nerve. Amputated digits should be brought to the hospital with the patient, wrapped in moist paper towels, in a plastic bag, and on ice. Ice should be placed in a second plastic bag, into which the first plastic bag containing the severed digit is placed, to prevent direct contact between the ice and the severed digit.Procedure, part 1While the patient is sleepy (sedated) or deep asleep and pain-free (regional anesthesia or general anesthesia),the bone ends are shortened to eliminate tension on the repaired vessels. The bone is stabilized with wires. Tendon repairs are done next.Procedure, part 2Digital nerves and vessels are repaired with microsurgical instruments. This part of the surgery is most critical to its success. The skin is then closed. A bulky dressing is applied. Young children may have a cast applied to protect the area from injury.AftercareThe function of the replanted digit varies depending on the type of injury, the quality of the repair, and the post-operative healing course. Physical therapy after surgery is required to optimize function.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.advertisement read more