CCHM First Thursday Speaker Series: Medical practices during the Lewis & Clark Expedition

first_img Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). guestLabel guestLabel Name*Email*Website CCHM First Thursday Speaker Series: Medical practices during the Lewis & Clark ExpeditionPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, August 29, 2019in: Community News, Peopleshare 0 Presentation will examine Captain Meriwether Lewis’ list of medical supplies for the Corps of Discovery VANCOUVER — Clark County Historical Museum will continue its 2019 First Thursday Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Thu., Sept. 5, with historian Barb Kubik’s presentation of “Fifteen Pounds of Peruvian Bark and Two Ounces of Camphor: Two Doctor-Captains and the Corps of Discovery in Clark County.”This presentation will examine Captain Meriwether Lewis’ list of medical supplies for the Corps of Discovery, and how some of those supplies, including botanicals and pharmaceuticals, were used in 1805 and today.A native of Vancouver, Kubik has lived and worked along the Pacific Northwest portion of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail for more than 40 years. She is a historian, author, educator, and a long-time member of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation’s Board of Directors.In her work as a historian, Kubik has explored the lives of members of the Corps, including the Corps’ scientific observations and medical care.This presentation will be held in conjunction with a public reception celebrating the museum’s newest exhibit, “Currents of Progress: Clark County Rivers, Roads, and Ports,” beginning at 5 p.m. Thu., Sept. 5.Exhibit topics include Native American Nations and their relationships with the waterways; Hudson’s Bay Company; early transportation; the establishment of the ports of Vancouver, Camas-Washougal, and Ridgefield; the impact of World War I and World War II; and the state of our ports today.The CCHM First Thursday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. General admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3; and the evening is free with a CCHM membership. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as it is first-come, first-served seating.For more information, contact the museum at (360) 993-5679 or [email protected] is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : City of Vancouver seeks volunteers to serve on Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Next : Woodland Public Schools introduces Career-Life-College Initiative, Digital Learning at WHSAdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments Name*Email*Websitelast_img read more

McLaren reveals its most extreme road car yet: the Senna

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 the McLaren Senna The McLaren supercar lineup of cars now has a new top rung, named after arguably the most famous racer to ever drive for the English brand.“Legalised for road use, but not sanitised to suit it,” is how McLaren describes the new Senna, powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Weighing in at just 1,198 kilograms, it’s the lightest car the brand has ever produced and also has the highest power-to-weight ratio at 659 hp per ton.The engine will be paired with a dual-clutch, seamless-shift, seven-speed transmission delivering power to the rear wheels. The McLaren Senna will have RaceActive Chassis Control II (RCC II) hydraulic suspension working along with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires developed specifically for the car. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2the McLaren Sennahandout, McLaren Automotive Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2the McLaren Sennahandout, McLaren Automotive Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2the McLaren Sennahandout, McLaren Automotive Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2the McLaren Sennahandout, McLaren Automotive Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2the McLaren Sennahandout, McLaren Automotive Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2the McLaren Sennahandout, McLaren Automotive Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2the McLaren Sennahandout, McLaren Automotive Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2the McLaren Sennahandout, McLaren Automotive We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | RELATED TAGSMcLarenSennaSupercarNew VehiclesSupercars  Production will be limited to just 500 units. The cost of each car is set to be around $1.3 million. center_img ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Of course, the car is named after Ayrton Senna, a Formula 1 world champion who won all of his three titles with McLaren and who tragically died during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Rumour has it the final McLaren Senna will be auctioned off for The Ayrton Senna Foundation, a charity set up by Senna’s sister to benefit children in his home country of Brazil. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canadalast_img read more

People urged to check land & outhouses for missing man

first_img Twitter Previous articleNumber of people being treated for Covid at LUH risesNext articleFemale staff member injured during attack at Inishowen takeaway News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – October 13, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Gardaí are re-issuing their appeal for information in relation to a missing person, Cian Langelaan.The 27 year old has been reported missing from the Falcarragh area.The last known sighting of Cian was over 2 weeks ago in the Hornhead area where searches are being conducted. Cian is 5 ft 8 inches tall and of medium build.He has sandy coloured hair. We wish to appeal to landowners in the area of Hornhead and indeed right across the County to please check their land and outhouses.If anyone has any information in relation to the whereabouts of Cian or if they have had any contact from him we would ask them to please contact Milford Gardaí on 074-9153060 or call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Google+ People urged to check land & outhouses for missing man Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Pinterestlast_img read more

Southern Company Funds Scientist Who Questions Climate Change

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Stories Share For Whom The Bell Rings Southern Company has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to a scientist who questions whether human activity causes climate change. He’s been cited by conservative politicians, but hasn’t always disclosed his financial backing.Willie Soon, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, has published theories that are considered a minority position in the scientific community. Atlanta-based Southern Company is one of his biggest donors. According to documents released by the Climate Investigations Center, an advocacy group, Southern Company has given Soon $179,945 since 2008. A New York Times article, citing additional documents, found that the company had given him more than $400,000.“Well I can’t say I was surprised,” said Neill Herring, a lobbyist with the Georgia Sierra Club. He said Southern Company has fought climate change regulation for years. “They studied the work of the tobacco industry. You deny it and you deny it and you deny it. And when you get caught you deny it again.”A Southern Company spokesman said in an email that the company funds “a broad range of research on a matter of topics that have potentially significant public policy implications for our business.”About a third of Georgia’s electricity comes from coal. Southern Company has said it’s expanding its investments in renewable energy. Add to My List In My Listlast_img read more

Fulton County Sees Spike In Property Tax Assessments

first_imgAdd to My List In My List Share Fulton County is expecting more property tax appeals this year, so it’s extending the appeal deadline.Like us on FacebookSo many assessments have gone up that county commission Chairman John Eaves put out a news release reminding people they can appeal. The deadline has been extended from July 3 to the July 10.He says higher property taxes are bad news because of good news.“All of a sudden we see all the development and then, boom, we get a tax notice and there’s an impact on my own personal taxes,” Eaves said.Eaves said some people who’ve contacted him say their assessments have gone up as much as 60 percent, which he said is “hefty.”Eaves said he lives in southwest Atlanta and that his property taxes also went up but less than 10 percent. For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Storieslast_img read more

Guidance Office: Answers From Harvard’s Dean: Part 3

first_imgIn today’s installment, William R. Fitzsimmons discusses how the admissions committee considers extracurricular activities (as with anything in admissions, there is no one-size-fits-all approach), as well as the importance of teacher and counselor recommendations. (Such references, the dean writes below, are sometimes projected onto a screen during committee deliberations, so that all can see them.)Read full storylast_img

Pit stall assignments for Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway

first_imgSee where your favorite driver will pit for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).last_img

Natalie Cressman, Ian Faquini Announce Phish MSG Pre-Party At City Vineyard

first_imgNatalie Cressman and Ian Faquini will bring their critically acclaimed duo project to New York City’s City Vineyard for a Phish pre-party on December 30th ahead of the band’s concert at Madison Square Garden that evening.Cressman, widely known as a vocalist and trombonist for the Trey Anastasio Band, will take the stage alongside Faquini to play their jazz and impressionism-inspired music starting at 6:45 p.m. sharp. The duo will treat fans to a bevy of songs that interweave vocal harmonies in three different languages, while the warm instrumentation of acoustic guitar and trombone combined with boundless vocal harmonies will produce a sound resembling a much larger ensemble.Related: How The Ticketless Masses All Made It Into Phish At The Met PhillyThe range of influences between the two covers a wide musical spectrum from jazz to jam and traditional to pop, and helps to generate an intimate auditory experience that many types of fans can appreciate. Those fans can also expect to hear songs off their duo’s 2019 album, Setting Rays of Summer, which was released on Cressman’s own label earlier this year and garnered support from critics.In a statement to Live For Live Music, Cressman shares her elation. “I’m excited to get to share what I’ve been working on lately and we’re thinking of a debuting a special cover song or two to for the occasion,” she says. “I’ve been traveling all fall so it’s going to be great to actually get to do a show in the city where I live for the first time in a while.”Cressman draws inspiration from her time spent touring with TAB and performances with countless other acts to evoke admiration from her listeners. She has taken the stage with Trey Anastasio Band, The Motet, Soulive, The Nth Power, and more this year alone. Pair that with Faquini’s extensive performance history and there is no telling what surprises might occur.Purchase tickets to the Phish pre-party featuring Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini on December 30th here.last_img read more

Kroc Institute monitors implementation of Colombia peace deal

first_imgIn 2016, the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist rebel group. The accord ended a five-decade long civil war in the South American country in which 220,000 Colombians died. While many groups have a hand in overseeing the accord’s implementation, one such group working on enacting the deal’s provisions is Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.David Cortright, the Kroc Institute’s director of peace studies and its Peace Accords Matrix (PAM), said a senior Colombian official contacted the Kroc Institute throughout the negotiation process to access the institute’s expertise on international peace agreements, particularly the PAM, which is a database tracking the implementation of 34 different peace agreements that is the only one of its kind in the world. Once the deal was finalized, the Kroc Institute was invited to help monitor the implementation of the accord.“We were in touch with the negotiators in Colombia when they started their peace talks. They were asking us for research help as they did the negotiations,” he said. “Then, at the last minute, when they were finishing the agreement they said, ‘We’d like to include the Kroc Institute as doing an official monitoring. Take your methodology,’ they said, ‘and apply it to Colombia and give us information on how we’re doing on implementation.’ That was three and a half years ago.”The Colombian case represents the first instance in which an “independent, university-based research group” was asked to take on a formal monitoring role in the implementation of a peace deal, Cortright said. He said the Kroc Institute’s role is written directly into the text of the agreement, though many different international groups — including the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), among others — have a part to play in helping to implement the agreement.“There are six chapters in the accord. Very complex: rural reform, political participation, end of the conflict, the illegal drugs problem, the victims issues and then implementation and verification,” he said. “ … There are 100 or so stipulations on verification, one of which is the Kroc Institute. It’s actually in the agreement. That’s the thing that’s unique. It’s never happened before that a university-based research group is actually in the accord and has a responsibility to monitor.”The accord consists of 578 action-items that need implementation. To monitor the implementation tasks outlined in the text of the agreement, the Kroc Institute has a 30-person team in Colombia to carry out the work, Cortright said.“We developed what we call ‘the Barometer.’ The Barometer is the actual monitoring instrument in Colombia. The concept is fairly simple. We took the Colombia agreement—it’s like a book. It’s 300 pages. It’s got 578 specific commitments by the parties. We went through, read every line and defined the specific commitments,” Cortright said. “That’s the universe of commitments — ‘stipulations,’ we’re calling them — that we started to monitor. We created a team, on the ground to do the work in Colombia. We have a very big bilingual team — there’s 30 people working for us in Colombia. Their job is to go out every day and follow up on whether the commitments signed in the accord are being implemented.”The monitoring process involves gathering about 25,000 event reports from across Colombia, Cortright said, which are used to gage how much of the agreement has been put into place.“All of the specialists who are on the team have to produce — every month — event reports, which are related to implementation of specific stipulations,” he said. “Each specialist has a certain number of stipulations they have to monitor. To get paid each month they have to produce these event reports.”These reports are then evaluated and analyzed for insights on how much progress being made for implementation of various provisions of the accord.“In our matrix we have about 25,000 event reports,” he said. “These come into our team [at Notre Dame] … our research technicians every month get all of these reports, and then they have to decide which ones are relevant to the stipulations that are still in action. Then they have to decide if the activity that’s reported is sufficient to bring about a coding change. … We have this [system]: zero is nothing, one is just minimal, two is intermediate, almost there and three is full [implementation].”The group of Notre Dame experts apply that process to specific pieces of the agreement and make changes in classification every month based on progress that has been made, Cortright said.“If it says ‘The rebels will turn in all of their weapons and it will be certified by the OAS,’ we monitor that,” he said. “First we found out that they were starting to turn in their weapons, so that was a one. It looked really good after a couple of months; we marked it as a two. There was an official certification from the OAS that it was completed, so it went to three. So that one’s done.“Our team upstairs is taking that information. They have a command of the entire agreement, they are expert in doing coding and then they’ll make a decision: ‘Okay, this was a zero but now we can move it to one. It was a two, but now it’s finished, so we go to three.’ They make those decisions— that’s the key. Every month we make decisions on changes.”Once changes are made, they are reviewed. The PAM team reports its findings to various different groups and agencies within the Colombian government.“Officially—under the terms of the accord — we are to report to the Central Verification Commission that was set up. That’s the commission that includes the government and former rebels. Officially, we report to them,” he said. “But we also report very directly to the government because they have the main responsibility. There is in the Colombian government what used to be called the high commissioner for peace, now it’s called the high counselor for stabilization and legality — same thing, different names.“This is the official … whose job it is to make sure all of this stuff gets done. We report to him on a regular basis. Then we have something called the Procuraduría, which is like the U.S. General Accounting Office, something like that, that monitors everything the government is doing. In the Colombian Congress there’s a commission that’s focused on the peace agreement; we send them material.”Furthermore, the reports are occasionally disseminated to other international organizations, including the UN and the European Union, which are also monitoring events in Colombia, Cortright said.In the years the agreement has been in force, both sides have made gradual progress in the successful implementation of the accord. Just under 40% of the provisions have been fully or almost completely implemented.“As of the latest, 421 are active. They’re at some point in the process. And if you take the 25% complete and 13% almost [complete], that would give you 38% either completed or almost there — 35% are just started,” he said.Cortright said there was some degree of question within Colombia as to why a foreign group was carrying out the monitoring, but the Kroc Institute’s previous work in Colombia aided its efforts in winning local trust.“It was partly, ‘What’s a North American group doing this? We have good research groups in Colombia.’ Which they do,” he said. “For us, it was a little easier because we had been there before. We have a reputation. The Social Pastorate of the Catholic Bishops is our implementing partner, and they have a good reputation so we can work closely with them. Once we started producing good reports, that didn’t become a big issue.”He also said the FARC has raised some issues with the Kroc’s methodology. The former rebels do not always agree with the institute’s findings.“The former rebels — the FARC people — they, I think still to this day, don’t agree with our methodology. It’s very quantitative. It’s social science. The FARC people are very political, they’re still hung up on Marxist ideology from 50 years ago. Some of them, anyway. So they always say, ‘We want you to do a different methodology.’ Well, this is what we do. We can’t change the methodology. That’s why we got selected,” he said. “And the FARC did agree — it wouldn’t have been in the agreement if they had not accepted it.”However, in spite of some disagreements with the methodology from certain groups, Cortright said the Kroc’s work has become the “commonly accepted framework” for evaluating the peace agreement.“By and large what’s most important is really — I think it’s fair to say — our reports and this methodology are the commonly accepted framework for assessing the agreement,” he said. “Everyone is using our framework, even when they don’t agree with all of it. And that’s what we had hoped to do.”In addition to the Colombia data, the Kroc Institute has gathered similar information on 34 other peace agreements, all of which was collected years after the fact. The Colombia data is unique in the fact that the institute is monitoring the implementation of the deal and, accordingly, that the data is being collected simultaneously with implementation. Cortright said the 34 other cases help demonstrate that progress is being made in Colombia, even if some believe the process is moving slowly.“It’s about the three-year point … we have the comparative data so we can help them understand. If you’re in Colombia and you say, ‘We’ve only got 38% completed. That’s pretty poor.’ We would say, ‘Well, it’s okay compared to other peace agreements,’” he said. “Peace takes a long time. You don’t just sign an agreement and war ends.”Tags: civil war, Colombia, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, peacelast_img read more

Wild CeramicSpeed DRIVEN mountain bike drivetrain unveiled, plus shiftable prototypes & more!

first_imgLast year, CeramicSpeed blew a few minds with their shaft-driven drivetrain concept on a road bike. Then they made it shift. Now, they’re addressing many of the comments about the design by showing how it can work on a full suspension mountain bike, too.The premise is the same, use a carbon fiber shaft to connect the front drive ring and the rear “platter” of circumferential sawtooth rings.Both ends use a series of small bearings that roll between the teeth……with the front turning the shaft, and the shaft turning the rear. This particular prototype is only showing proof of concept for how it would all move along with a full suspension bike’s rear end. The inner shaft slides to expand and contract, much like a derailleur pulley cage would move to allow for chain growth and contraction.Behind the “chainring” in the front is something akin to a ball joint that allows the shift to pivot along with the rear triangle.The design is built around 13 speeds, but this model was limited to 12 (they had to machine off the smallest series of teeth) to fit the modified Canyon frame. Part of the issue is that it’s still being built around a traditional freehub’s internals, but they say it requires something else because the torque is no longer being applied along the path of a chain. Instead, much of the forces are perpendicular to the driveshaft. Here’s a video explaining the system and showing how it will eventually all work together:How does the CeramicSpeed drivetrain shift?That’s the million dollar question, and the area that they’ve been working the hardest on. Thus far, they’ve had a rideable singlespeed version, and this prototype shifting version…but not one that actually combines both ride-ability and shift-ability. Part of it’s resources, they’re not a complete drivetrain company after all. But part of it is the complexity of getting it all to work seamlessly with a lot of moving parts, electronics, and speed.Originally, we thought the rear bearing ring would simply slide back and forth. But that wouldn’t work because it could fall out of alignment with the teeth as it passed from one row to the next. So, they had to split the drive ring into two, effectively using two bearings as a sort of clutch to release tension from the row it’s departing.So, to shift, the shaft has magnets inside to determine its position and rotation. As the “leader” half of the drive ring rolls to the outside, it slides back or forward (depending on which way you want to shift) and starts to engage the next row of teeth.As its doing this, the leading edge of the other half is able to slide into a small gap and move at the speed of the departure row, which would be different than the new row. This effectively disengages it from that departure row, and then that half slides into the same position as the first half to realign itself and continue to drive the bike forward.All of the electronics and a worm-drive gear are inside the shaft. All you need to shift it is a wireless set of buttons, which could end up going anywhere on the front of the bike. A small magnetic charging port sits on the outside of the shaft and also allows for software updates.As for worries about contamination gunking up the shifting, they’ve developed a cover that protects the system from mud, etc., And makes it even more aerodynamic than the already impressive results they achieved in the wind tunnel.Sweet, when can I buy it?Unknown. They’re still in development, and it could be up to six more months before they have a rideable prototype that also shifts. But the most important hurdle is getting a bicycle brand to develop a compatible frame…you can’t just swap this onto any bike. How long that takes remains to be seen, but there’s no shortage of interest in the design!CeramicSpeed.comlast_img read more