first_img Facebook Previous articleFree food pantryNext articleThe Nutcracker Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitter Local News Jesus House of Odessa has scheduled an Ector County Dedication to God event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ector County Courthouse lawn, 119 E. Fourth St. Mask required and social distancing will be implemented. Even though this is on county’s property it is not a political event. It’s a group of believers coming together in dedicating our county and our lives to God. Visit tinyurl.com/yaucumgw. WhatsApp Dedication to Godcenter_img Pinterest TAGS  Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – December 18, 2020 Facebooklast_img read more

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – July 6, 2010 Previous articleCross border radiotherapy unit still on trackNext articleCowen says cross-border radiation unit still for Derry News Highland Google+ News Facebook Facebook Letterkenny District Court has heard that a pensioner facing over 100 charges of alleged sexual abuse, rape and indecent assault lives beside a school, and should not be released on bail until an alternative address can be found.Gardai raised concerns, and the case was adjourned to Glenties District Court on July 28th with the man remaining in custody, despite his barrister pointing out that he is not a flight risk, and the school is closed for the holidays. Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Twitter WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Bail delayed for sex accussed while new address is arranged Google+last_img read more

first_imgGreatham South Flood Alleviation Scheme has been awarded the Large Project Award for projects with a value greater than £5m at the 2019 Robert Stephenson Awards.Other winners included Whitley Bay Central Promenade Coastal Protection Works, which won the Medium Project Ward for projects with a value between £1m and £5m, and the River Leven Erosion Project won the Small Projects Award for projects with a value up to £1m.Greatham South Flood Alleviation Scheme in Middlesbrough is a vital piece of the jigsaw in delivering the Tidal Tees Flood Risk Management Strategy, providing flood defenses to 358 homes in an area of high deprivation and 32 businesses including a fuel and energy cluster classed as a nationally critical asset.Whitley Bay Central Promenade Coastal Protection Works was designed to instigate a major regeneration of the frontage and improve the protection provided to offer robust defenses against current and future coastal conditions, while returning the promenade back to the asset that it was for the local residents.River Leven Erosion Project aimed to counter the aggressive action of the River Leven which put the road into a critical state by eroding the riverbank to a near vertical face within 2m of the A1044 Leven Bank Road without incidents or closing the road.This year’s winners were revealed by Andrew Wyllie CBE, President of the ICE, at the annual black-tie dinner at Gosforth Park Hotel on 2 May, sponsored by CDM Recruitment Ltd.last_img read more

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  ABL chief operations officer Jericho Ilagan, meanwhile, announced the return of Thai team Mono Vampire and the entry of three new squads—Nanhai Long Lions from China, Formosa Dreamers from Chinese-Taipei and the CLS Knights Surabaya from Indonesia. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Alab likewise tapped veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Rico Maierhofer and Pamboy Raymundo and retained reigning local Most Valuable Player Ray Parks.“I think we will be the biggest challenger to Hong Kong,” said Alab co-owner Charlie Dy, whose team will play its first game against the defending champion at Mall of Asia Arena on Nov. 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHong Kong will parade Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger as one of its heritage imports this season.“It’s exciting to be a head coach at a time when the ABL is a really growing league,” said the all-time great Alapag of his first coaching stint during the league’s launch at Shangri-La at the Fort on Tuesday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nambatac not ready to go on vacation yet Alab Pilipinas team for the 2017-2018 ABL Season. Photo from @alabpilipinas Twitter.With a new coach and a retooled roster, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas declared its readiness to dethrone Eastern SC of Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), which opens with five holdovers, three new teams and a returning club next month.National team legend Jimmy Alapag will call the shots for Alab with former Talk ’N Text import Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa reinforcing the team.ADVERTISEMENT View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

first_imgLacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Hotshots built a 17-point bubble early in the second period and kept the Dyip within arm’s length the rest of the way, rising to 3-4 in the process to stay on target towards finishing in the upper half of the playoff bracket.It was the sixth loss in 10 games for the Dyip, who don’t have their playoff fate in their hands as they would need to win their last outing–which would be against TNT KaTropa on Friday next week–and hope that some of the other teams lose.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Magnolia defense held the Dyip to just 12 first quarter points and didn’t need Paul Lee to dominate the scoring for a change in pulling out the authoritative win.Magnolia will have all the confidence it needs when it squares off with Barangay Ginebra on Sunday. MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia grabbed control early and wielded it all game against Columbian on Wednesday night, scoring a 109-83 victory that gave the Hotshots their first winning streak in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT Louie Alas, Caloy Garcia set to coach PBA All-Star teams for first time Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

The recent allegations that researchers funded by the German car industry tested the effects of diesel fumes on humans and monkeys has raised serious questions about research ethics in the corporate world. Citation: Diesel monkey tests: can harmful corporate research ever be justified? (2018, February 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-diesel-monkey-corporate.html But in purely corporate research, these therapeutic aims are often absent. Instead, they often are replaced with a central aim of advancing profits. This does not necessarily mean there are not secondary social benefits in some cases. With diesel fume emissions, developing and testing technologies to reduce harmful emissions might be considered to have these secondary benefits in terms of improving public health and the environment. Humans can volunteer. Animals can’t. Credit: Shutterstock This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Credit: Shutterstock Dutch have done human, animal diesel tests ‘for years’ (Update) The amount of risk and the severity of the potential harm are also important factors. Even a significant future benefit might not offset serious harm. And in the case of the diesel tests, there are very real and severe risks associated with exposure to fumes. Whether the tests exposed subjects to greater levels of fumes than they might otherwise experience (such as walking down the street in daily life) would be important to know in order to assess these levels of potential harm. A greater than normal exposure requires proportionally greater potential benefits. But given what we know about the harm from diesel fumes, it is unlikely that such extra risk could be justified by a modest potential improvement in public health.Another way of justifying the exposure to risks and harms in research is to appeal to the consent given by the research subject. If you volunteer and you are properly informed about the risks then why shouldn’t you take part, despite the potential harm? You might see any payment you receive for volunteering as more valuable than being free from the risk. Or you might simply want to altruistically contribute to a greener world.Yet in cases where potential harm is particularly severe, we might still want to limit people’s freedom to consent. There may be limits that we think we should not cross in society and that to ask someone to expose themselves to significant risks for the sake of research is a step too far. In corporate research, where participants motivated by how much reward they are offered rather than potential therapy or social benefit, allowing people to undergo harm may even be seen as devaluing them as human beings.Corporate research is very demanding upon our system of ethical decision-making because of the lack of focus on benefit to individuals or society. When the research involves substances that are known to be severely dangerous, it is extremely difficult to justify exposing people to them, even with all of the ethical arguments about benefiting the greater good and the right to consent. And because animal subjects can’t give consent, the research would have to have even more worthwhile aims to justify exposing them to risk and harm. These tests were carried out by scientists on behalf of the now-disbanded European Research Group of Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT), which was funded by Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. The aim was to observe and record the pollutant effect of emissions from diesel cars using modern exhaust-cleaning technology.Yet, even if the aim of the research was to show that diesel fumes are less harmful than previously considered, there still exists substantial evidence that diesel fumes are harmful to health. No one, not even car manufacturers, is claiming that diesel exhaust fumes are entirely harmless.Ethically sound research brings huge benefits to society, saves lives and advances knowledge. But research always comes at a cost, ranging from resources and time used through to the direct risk of harm for subjects. So, the central ethical question is always: are these costs justified by the potential benefits of the research? When these costs become skewed too far, particularly where people have been exposed to unjustifiable harm, we end up with research scandal.In the case of the diesel fume tests, the most pressing question is whether exposing monkeys and humans to harm can be justified against the benefits of the research. When administering substances known to be dangerous, the potential benefits would have to be significant in order justify such exposure. This can happen, for example, in cases where the research is therapeutic. Exposing volunteers to newly developed drugs that might end up hurting them can be justified on the basis that they might also benefit, or that society more generally will. Provided by The Conversation read more

© 2018 AFP Citation: On chaotic SE Asian roads, local hero Grab zips past Uber (2018, March 26) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-chaotic-se-asian-roads-local.html Uber selling Southeast Asia operations to Grab: report Spanning 10 countries, from wealthy, ultra-organised Singapore to places like Indonesia and the Philippines that are home to traffic-choked cities, coming up with a ride-hailing service for the whole of Southeast Asia was never going to be easy.But Grab’s Malaysian chief executive, Anthony Tan, combined his local knowledge with sharp business sense from his time at Harvard Business School to come up with a service well adapted to the region and quickly raced past Uber.After a years-long fight that cost both companies huge sums as they aggressively slashed fares and rolled out special offers, the California-based company threw in the towel Monday and sold its ride-sharing and food delivery services to Grab for an undisclosed sum.”Grab is more familiar with its home territory, Southeast Asia,” said Song Seng Wun, a regional economist with CIMB Private Bank.”They saw the Uber model and tweaked it to adapt to local conditions, giving Southeast Asians what they want.”In 2015 they added motorbike taxis to their ride-hailing app in Indonesia, where many commuters get around on two wheels due to heavy traffic, helping them to rival local titan Go-Jek, which had pioneered the service.Uber followed slowly up the rear, only adding motorbike taxis to their service in the Indonesian capital a year later, by which time the market was saturated.Uber’s disadvantage was that they lacked local knowledge and relied heavily on the model which had allowed them to lead in developed markets, according to Song.Dramatic expansionWith smartphone ownership exploding across a region that was rapidly growing more affluent, Grab moved fast and expanded aggressively to ensure they were Southeast Asia’s best-known ride-hailing app—they now operate in 195 cities across eight Southeast Asian countries. As they became more successful, they attracted more funding, including $2.5 billion last year from investors including Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing and Japan’s SoftBank.By contrast, when they sold off their operations, Uber was operating in just 64 cities in eight Southeast Asian countries.Grab has expanded dramatically from its early days. In 2012 Tan quit his job at the family business—Tan Chong Motor, which distributes Nissan cars in Malaysia and Singapore—and founded taxi-booking app MyTeksi with a friend from Harvard. The name was later changed to GrabTaxi and then just Grab. It now has a huge range of services, from offering private cars and motorbike taxis to renting out coaches, push bikes and electric scooters, to a payment system called GrabPay.Tan himself sounds amazed that his company has done so well. “We are humbled that a company born in Southeast Asia has built one of the largest platforms that millions of consumers use daily,” he said, in a statement announcing Monday’s deal.His next big challenge is Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s biggest market—where he will be taking on former Harvard classmate Nadiem Makarim, the CEO of ride-hailing market leader Go-Jek. Uber may be the world’s biggest ride-hailing company but it was left in the dust in Southeast Asia by homegrown upstart Grab, which knew better how to navigate the chaotic highways and byways of an eclectic region. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Grab’s Malaysian chief executive, Anthony Tan, used his local knowledge to come up with a service well adapted to the Southeast Asia region and quickly raced past Uber read more