Click here, to watch a video on how to create a cloth, non-medical face covering. Courtesy/State STATE News:See and share the video titled “How to Make a Mask”, found online here, on making a cloth, non-medical face covering.The best way to avoid getting or spreading the new coronavirus continues to be staying home. However, the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidelines recommending that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies where it could be difficult to maintain social distancing.Wearing a non-medical mask is an additional and voluntary public health measure that could keep people who have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others, according to the CDC. It is not a replacement for other important steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 like staying home, physical distancing and hand-washing.The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.The best prevention: Stay home and wash your hands with soap and water frequently.
The FBI cautions: Do not make meetings or classrooms (via Zoom) public. Courtesy/FBIFBI News:The FBI has received almost 250 reports of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) being displayed during Zoom meetings in the last few months, including an incident where the victims were participating in a conference call with a non-profit corporation in Albuquerque.The incident occurred earlier this month. Approximately 20 minutes into the non-password protected call, an unknown person showed a video of CSAM.The FBI is looking into the incident, which underscores a warning the agency issued earlier this week for organizers of Zoom conference calls to take precautions.The FBI considers this activity to be a violent crime, as every time child sexual abuse material is viewed, the depicted child is revictimized. Furthermore, anyone who inadvertently sees child sexual abuse material depicted during a virtual event is potentially a victim, as well.The FBI is committed to apprehending any individual who produces or distributes child sexual abuse material and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the person or persons responsible for these egregious crimes. Do not share a link to a teleconference or classroom on an unrestricted, publicly available social media post. Provide the link directly to specific attendees.Manage screensharing options. In Zoom, change screensharing to “Host Only”.If you are a victim of child sexual abuse material being broadcast during a Zoom event, or if you have information regarding the identity of any individual distributing or producing CSAM, please report it to the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) or anonymously online at tips.fbi.gov. If you are the administrator or host of a Zoom meeting in which CSAM was broadcast, please contact the FBI; do not delete or destroy any of your computer logs without further direction.If you recorded a Zoom meeting in which child sexual abuse material was broadcast, please contact the FBI for assistance in removing the CSAM from your device.If you believe you are a victim of a child sexual abuse material broadcast during a Zoom event, as defined above, please contact the FBI to learn about your victim rights and possible victim assistance.If you know who is committing these most recent egregious crimes, please contact the FBI.The following steps may mitigate future child sexual abuse material issues during Zoom events: Do not make meetings or classrooms public. In Zoom, there are two options to make a meeting private:Require a meeting password; orUse the waiting room feature and control the admittance of guests.
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The government’s ‘ad hoc and piecemeal’ attempts at constitutional reform risk further undermining public confidence, a report published today has warned. The report, prepared by the Commons justice committee, said this month’s Parliamentary Standards Act should serve as a warning about the dangers of undertaking reform too quickly. Sufficient time must be allowed for ‘adequate and thorough consultation’ with the public and parliament on constitutional change. Otherwise, the report said, the government will risk further alienating the public, ‘potentially worsening the crisis that it is seeking to resolve’. Sir Alan Beith MP, chairman of the committee, said the new act’s progress through parliament illustrated the folly of party leaders responding to public anger by starting a ‘bidding war’ on constitutional change. ‘Issues like a written constitution, reform of the electoral system, how England should be governed following devolution, and the relationship of parliament and the executive require wide consultation and careful consideration. Instead, we are seeing a rush to legislate,’ he said. The report can be found at: www.parliament.uk/justicecom
The Law Society put together a stellar panel for the launch of its advocacy section, or the fifth inn, as president John Wotton called it. The lineup included the lord chief justice, Lord Judge (pictured), master of the rolls Lord Neuberger and president of the Queen’s bench division Sir John Thomas. Prudently, given the state of night buses, only one was given a speaking part. Lord Judge commended the initiative and recounted his experience as a new boy at the bar in the far reaches of the Lincolnshire court of sessions. There, he said, he was always prosecuted by solicitor-advocates and never had a single acquittal – surmising ‘either they were very good or I was very bad’. On the art, or otherwise, of persuasion, Judge quoted the comments of the late US Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson. As solicitor-general, Jackson used to say he made three oral arguments for every case he presented to the Supreme Court. ‘First came the one I planned – logical, coherent, complete. Second was the one actually presented – interrupted, incoherent, disjointed, disappointing. The third was the utterly devastating argument that I thought of after going to bed that night.’ And Judge admitted humbly, ‘that happens with judgments too.’ Judge also regaled the packed Chancery Lane common room with courtroom anecdotes. These were the Court of Appeal judge who fired a barrage of questions at a barrister who had barely begun his submissions. Unphased by the tirade, and with exquisite courtesy, the learned counsel said: ‘My Lord, I don’t imagine that this plane is ever going to take off, but can you at least let me get it out of the hangar?’ There were no further interruptions. That segued immaculately into the story of the advocate who informed the Court of Appeal that he had three points to make – one unanswerable, one unarguable and a third that was arguable but answerable. Responding to the invitation to tell the court the unanswerable point, the advocate observed, ‘that is for you, lordships to work out’. Judge’s yarns were not delivered to rehearse a stand-up gig at the Hammersmith Apollo, but to offer insights on the art of advocacy. One weapon often ignored is the advocate’s voice, he said, which can be used to great effect to help wake up a struggling lord chief. Though Judge pointed out that boring the judge to sleep in the first place is bad advocacy – something Obiter observes would never emerge from a solicitor-advocate.
‘Big Four’ professional services firm EY has snapped up another legal sector heavyweight as it moves to double the size of its UK legal services team by the end of next year. Matthew Whalley (pictured), previously head of risk at international firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, will join the former Ernst & Young in January to spearhead EY’s legal risk practice.EY was licensed to provide legal services in England and Wales as an alternative business structure in December 2014. Three of the Big Four – EY, PwC and KPMG – now offer legal services armed with an ABS licence and are viewed as an emerging competitive threat to mid-tier law firms in particular.Matthew Kellett, EY’s financial services UK law leader, said: ‘At a time when the regulatory lens is so keenly focused on how financial services firms are managing their risk, Matthew’s expertise will be extremely welcome to our financial services clients.’Systematic assessment and mitigation of legal risk is a relatively new area and combines EY’s legal ambitions with its proven expertise in the risk assessment and mitigation arenas.’
Charlie AllistonSource: Rex FeaturesAlliston was jailed for 18 months. ‘We already have strict laws that ensure that drivers who put people’s lives at risk are punished but, given recent cases, it is only right for us to look at whether dangerous cyclists should face the same consequences,’ transport minister Jesse Norman said. The government is seeking independent legal advice on the case for creating a new offence equivalent to causing death or serious injury by careless or dangerous driving following the conviction of London cyclist Charlie Alliston (pictured) for ‘wanton or furious driving’.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#
SWITZERLAND: Rolling stock manufacturer Stadler confirmed on April 4 that it was evaluating options to replace its Altenrhein site with a new plant at nearby St Margrethen. The new facility would be optimised for the production of Kiss double-deck vehicles, unlike the current leased facility at Altenrhein, which Stadler said was out of date, limiting its international competitiveness.A large share of Stadler’s output is for export, and the company said it needs to improve efficiency in response to the pressure on its margins resulting from exchange rates and high wages. The proposed investment in a new plant would be ‘a clear commitment to Switzerland as a business location’, it said. The corporate headquarters in Bussnang, bogie plant in Winterthur and commissioning centre in Erlen would not be affected.Stadler has worked with the canton of St Gallen and St Margrethen municipality to identified a suitable 70 000 m2 site with a rail connection. It has reached a building rights agreement with landowner HIAG Immobilien which runs to December 31 2080 with the possibility of renewal, although this depends on the site being rezoned for industrial use, which has been applied for.The current Altenrhein plant was founded in 1924 as Dornier-Werke Altenrhein, with an airfield opening in 1927. Rolling stock production under the FFA brand began in 1949. In 1987 the works was sold to Schindler Holding, and Stadler took it over in 1997. There are now around 950 employees and 49 000 m2 of production and storage space at the site, including the engineering department with 250 employees providing specialist services for the entire group.
Ducati has finally launched their new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine yesterday at the start of the San Marino MotoGP round in Misano.The road-going version bred from Ducati’s MotoGP efforts is said to produce 210hp at 13,000rpm and 120Nm of torque at 12,250rpm.The street variant will have a 1,103cc displacement whereas an “R” version will be released in 2019 to be able to compete in the WorldSBK. The dawn of a new era for Ducati production premium motorcycles is finally here, folks. Ducati has officially unveiled the new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine which will power their upcoming Ducati Panigale V4. This engine is the road-going version of the power plant bred for the MotoGP, the Ducati Desmosedici.Making its official debut moments ago in Misano for the San Marino GP, Ducati finally confirmed that their new Desmosedici “Road” motor is able to produce 210hp at 13,000rpm and 120Nm of torque at 12,250rpm. This manic high-revving monster has 5 more horsepower compared to the Ducati 1299 Panigale R.Ducati has also revealed that their 90° V4 engine with desmodromic valves is actually 1,103cc for the street variant. Considering that this won’t fly in the WorldSBK scene where they have super strict displacement regulations, Ducati will also come up with the Ducati Panigale V4 R in 2019 with a different 1,000cc engine.That being said, we can conclude that the Panigale V4 will come in different variants with a lot of differences including the engine capacity. The reason being is that the much bigger engine for the street version is designed to assist the mid-range torque for better overall riding performance.The firing order of the Desmosedici Stradale has been set to mimic the unique feel of Ducati V-twin engine. Thanks to its 70° crank pin offset and a mind-boggling “Twin Pulse” 0-90-290-380 piston firing order, it’s more like there are two V-twin engines running in tandem instead of one V4 engine working as a whole.This new firing order plus counter-rotating crankshaft have been fitted to provide better mechanical grip, reduce rear wheel lift and improves to overall performance during hard acceleration.Another huge feature that has been revealed regarding this engine and its host (Ducati Panigale V4) which will be introduced later this year during EICMA is that the engine itself will be a major part of the entire bike chassis. All the components like subframe, swingarm and airbox will be mounted directly on the engine.Constructed using die-cast aluminium, Nikasil-coated aluminium and die-cast magnesium, the Desmosedici Stradale produces 210hp but only weighs slightly below 65kg. Although the engine has been injected with Ducati’s finest racing DNA, it’ll still follow the standard service intervals like any other Ducati production bikes once it’s available.In the meantime, enjoy this lovely video of the engine mimicking a lap around the Mugello circuit. Music to our ears. Not bad, Ducati. Not bad at all.Image source: Ducati –Ads–
(Daily Express) Menggunakan troli untuk mengangkut barang yang akan diambil dari claim bagasi ketika tiba di kedatangan bandara biasa dilakukan penumpang. Mereka menggunakan troli untuk mengangkut barang menuju titik penjemputan.Baca juga: Troli Tak Hanya Angkut Barang, di Bandara India Menjadi Tempat Penyelundupan EmasNamun, bagaimana jika saat penumpang yang menggunakan troli tersebut kesulitan untuk mendorongnya, bahkan harus berhenti beberapa kali untuk membenarkan troli. KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman foxnews.com (28/2/2019), seorang wanita tak dikenal di Bandara Sydney Australia terlihat mengalami sedikit masalah ketika menggunakan troli untuk mengambil barang di claim bagasi. Dalam video yang diunggah ke Facebook oleh seseorang di awal pekan ini, memperlihatkan kesalahan penggunaan troli tersebut dimana ia mendorong roda dan bukan pegangan yang sebenarnya. Karena hal tersebut dirinya beberapa kali berhenti dan terlihat tidak sadar ada yang salah dalam menggunakan troli itu.Video ini diunggah ke halaman Facebook Humans of Bankstown. Video yang sudah ditonton lebih dari 275 ribu kali dan dibagikan seribu kali oleh warganet tersebut mendapat komentar beragam baik itu yang menganggapnya lucu ataupun hal yang harusnya dilakukan oleh si perekam video.“Saya tidak akan berbohong dan saya mendapat sepuluh detik sebelum saya menyadari apa yang salah di video ini,” ujar seorang warganet.Yang lainnya mengatakan, ini merupakan keisengan yang dilakukan beberapa kali setelah penerbangan yang cukup panjang. Tak hanya itu ada pula yang berkomentar dirinya akan pergi ke bandara sendirian bulan depan dan takut menjadi tontonan seperti dalam video itu.Untungnya ada pula warganet yang menganggap rekaman itu tidak lucu dan komentar yang dilontarkan bukan menjadi konyol. Sebab warganet lain juga ada yang menyalahkan pembuat video karena bukannya membantu wanita itu malahan merekam hal tersebut dan membuatnya seperti hal yang konyol.“Apa yang lucu! Bisa membantunya dan masih tertawa. Taruhan, dia pasti akan tertawa juga. Tapi, kami pasti pria yang sedih bro,” tulis seseorang.“Betapa sedihnya seseorang memutuskan untuk merekamnya untuk humor alih-alih membantunya?!” tanya yang lain.Baca juga: Kualitas Dibawah Standar, Ratusan Troli di Bandara Calcutta RusakDalam pembenaran untuk wanita yang terekam video itu, sebenarnya kesalahannya adalah dimana pegangan untuk mendorong dijadikan tumpuan dan roda dijadikan pegangannya. Bahkan bisa dikatakan hal ini bukan pertama kalinya kesalahan itu dibuat atau dilakukan.Salah satu warganet bahkan mengatakan banyak di komentar. “Berapa kali aku melihat orang melakukan ini …” kata seorang wanita. “Aku tidak bisa.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related