The patient sought consultation at theBacolod Respiratory Outpatient at the BAYS Center on April 17, after showingsymptoms of cough and sore throat. “The patient possibly acquired thevirus through local transmission,” said Tan, who chairs the City Inter-AgencyTask Force against COVID-19. City Health Office Environment andSanitation Division chief Grace Tan confirmed this yesterday, saying thepatient had no history of travel to places with confirmedCOVID-19 and it has no close contact to a COVID-19 positive. A swab sample was done to the patientand her specimen was sent to the bio laboratory in Iloilo City on April 20. Theresult came out yesterday. She added that they will validate ifthe patient had already completed her maintenance for tuberculosis. Tan said the patient is now being homequarantined and in stable condition. BACOLOD City – The city has recorded anew case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a 65-year-old woman fromBarangay Banago. The CHO is conducting a contacttracing in the said area particularly in Purok Bayanihan, where the patient’shouse was located. According to Tan, the area will beplaced under lockdown considering that it is now an “ultra risk area.”/PN
Two South Florida members of the Florida Legislature, State Representative and Caribbean-American Barrington Russell of Lauderhill, and State Senator Perry Thurston, of Fort Lauderdale, have sponsored House bill 159 and Senate bill 596 respectively. Both bills aim to reduce the scourge of human trafficking. Representative Russell was motivated to sponsor House Bill 159 because of evidence that human trafficking is on the rise in America. He cited information from the Florida Department of Children and Families that the number of reported cases of human trafficking was over 35 percent higher between 2016 and 2017 nationally and over 50 percent higher in Florida.Right in our backyardThis unfortunate information isn’t lost on South Florida’s Lavern Deer, President of the Female Development World Organization (FDWO), In a statement Deer said, “Human trafficking is happening right here in our backyard and an increased awareness is needed to prevent this. Children are being trafficked as early as the 6th grade! These are elementary school children.” Deer says her organization fully supports the initiatives pending in the house through Russell’s and Thurston’s bills to curb human trafficking.HB 159 and SB 596House Bill (HB) 159 – Control of Human Trafficking, sponsored by State Representative Russell is seeking the Florida State Department of Legal Affairs to develop public awareness campaigns around human trafficking and to establish a toll-free human trafficking reporting hotline. The companion Senate bill ( SB 596) sponsored by Senator Thurston seeks similar objectives. If these bills are passed by the Florida Legislature there would be identification of warning signs of trafficking, identification of a trafficked person, and overall increased awareness of human trafficking in Florida communities that are the most vulnerable.Could be effective July 1Once the bills are passed and signed by Florida’s governor, they would come into effect on July 1, 2018. However, according to Russel, “To make this happen, We will have to get the bills through their respective committees of reference. They are currently in their first stop in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee in both the House and Senate”. Organizations supporting billLocal humanitarian groups including the Female Development World Organization, the Metropolitan Dade County Section National Council of Negro Women Inc., Give Me Dignity Inc., Victor B Williams Founder of Quest2Freedom and Retired Special Agent, ICE/Homeland Security Investigations and the Kiwanis Club of Lauderhill have loaned their voices to the support of this bill through the House and Senate Criminal Justice Subcommittees to ensure it makes its way to the floor for a “yes” vote.Contact committee chairDeer says the FDWO is “encouraging every member of our Florida community to contact the chair of these committees and to implore them to schedule this desperately necessary bill for a hearing. Community members are also asked to contact their state legislators- this additional support may help ensure this bill’s success.”The chair of the respective committees are: Related to HB 159, Representative Ross Spano – House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Tel. 850-717-5059; Re SB596 – Senator Randolph Bracy, Senate Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Tel. 850-487-5011.According to Deer, the mission of the FDWO, headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida, is to positively impact the Education, Health, and Social Development of girls and young women across the African Diaspora. She says this mission can be accomplished by aggressively engaging communities, their leaders, organizations, and government representatives to foster increased and consistent awareness of the systemic problems impeding such development across the diaspora and most specifically, in socio-economically challenged communities.
An elegant Georgian House on approximately 3.88 Ha (9.58 Acres) of private parkland with stunning Lough Foyle views is on the market for €995,000. The property also comes customed with a private lake, walled garden, lawns, converted outbuildings, barn house and a hard tennis court. Situated in the peaceful spot of Carrigans, the property is incredibly convenient to Derry City, just 6km away with City of Derry Airport only a 20-minute drive. Letterkenny is also nearby and within a 20-minute drive of Prospect House.Prospect House originally formed part of the Dunmore Estate and was built as a Dower House for the McClintock Family in the early 1800s.It was later home to Francis Heron, a Ramelton native, who emigrated to Canada and became a proprietor of the Hudson Bay Company.The village of Carrigans was a plantation town when the Scottish Stewart s and Cunninghams settled in Carrigans after the Flight of the Earls in 1607.Rich in history, Carrigans is well known for large estates and good quality agricultural land. Elegant Georgian House on the market in Carrigans for €995,000 was last modified: September 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid and abuzz with the energy of the city of gold, Soweto is a must-see for tourists who are looking for more than sun, sea and the big five.Graffiti on Soweto’s Vilakazi Street, the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize laureates lived – Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (Image: South African Tourism)With heritage sites, restaurants, shebeens and budget accommodation options aplenty, Soweto is well worth visiting, whether on a day tour or for a longer period to experience the real Soweto – a place of friendship, vibrancy and contrasts.Soweto is the most populous black urban residential area in the country, with Census 2001 putting its population at close to a million. Thanks to its proximity to Johannesburg, the economic hub of the country, it is also the most metropolitan township in the country – setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language.Chilling at Chaf Pozi bar and restaurant at the base of the iconic Orlando Towers in Soweto. (Image: South African Tourism)The making of SowetoSoweto may sound like an African name, but the word was originally an acronym for “South Western Townships”. A cluster of townships sprawling across a vast area 20 kilometres south-west of Johannesburg, Soweto was, from the start, a product of segregationist planning.It was back in 1904 that Klipspruit, the oldest of a cluster of townships that constitute present day Soweto, was established. The township was created to house mainly black labourers, who worked in mines and other industries in the city, away from the city centre. The inner city was later to be reserved for white occupation as the policy of segregation took root.In the 1950s, more black people were relocated there from “black spots” in inner city Johannesburg – black neighbourhoods which the apartheid government then reserved for whites.It was not until 1963 that the acronym “Soweto” was adopted, following a four-year public competition on an appropriate name for the sprawling township.Soweto’s growth was phenomenal – but unplanned. Despite government attempts to curb the influx of black workers to the cities, waves of migrant workers moved from the countryside and neighbouring countries to look for employment in the fast-growing city of gold.The perennial problems of Soweto have, since its inception, included poor housing, overcrowding, high unemployment and poor infrastructure. This has seen settlements of shacks made of corrugated iron sheets becoming part of the Soweto landscape.Apartheid planning did not provide much in terms of infrastructure, and it is only in recent years that the democratic government has spearheaded moves to plant trees, develop parks, and provide electricity and running water to the township.Soweto is a melting pot of South African cultures and has developed its own subcultures – especially for the young. Afro-American influence runs deep, but is adapted to local conditions.Inside the Mandela Museum on Vilakazi Street in Soweto. Once the family home of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and their children, the house is now a major tourist attraction. (Image: South African Tourism)Rich political historySoweto’s rich political history has guaranteed it a place on the world map. Those who know little else about South Africa are often familiar with the word “Soweto” and the township’s significance in the struggle against apartheid.Regina Mundi Church became home to numerous anti-apartheid organisations and hosted the funerals of scores of political activists.Since it came into being, Soweto was at the centre of campaigns to overthrow the apartheid state. The 1976 student uprising, also known as the Soweto Uprisings, began in Soweto and spread from there to the rest of the country. Other politically charged campaigns to have germinated in Soweto include the squatter movement of the 1940s and the defiance campaigns of the mid to late 1980s.Soweto – melting pot of South African urban culture, rich with the history of the struggle against apartheid. (Image: Gauteng Film Commission)The area has also spawned many political, sporting and social luminaries, including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu – two Nobel peace price laureates, who once lived in the now famous Vilakazi Street in Orlando West.Other prominent figures to have come from Soweto include boxing legend, Baby Jake Matlala, singing diva Yvonne Chaka Chaka and soccer maestro Jomo Sono. Others include mathematician Prof Thamsanqa Kambule, medical doctor Nthato Motlana and prominent journalist Aggrey Klaaste.The township has also produced the highest number of professional soccer teams in the country. Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows all emerged from the township, and remain among the biggest soccer teams in the Premier Soccer League.There are plenty of politically significant landmarks, including the houses of some world-famous anti-apartheid activists.Just a few kilometres drive from Diepkloof is Orlando, home to Nelson Mandela’s first house, not surprisingly a popular tourist attraction. Mandela stayed here with his then wife, Winnie, before he was imprisoned in 1961 and jailed for 27 years.The house is now a museum, run by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and contains memorabilia from the short time they lived there together before Mandela went into hiding. Mandela now lives in Houghton, a suburb several kilometres north of Johanneburg’s city centre, with his third wife, Graca, widow of the late Mozambican president Samora Machel.One can also glimpse the high-security mansion belonging to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in an affluent part of Orlando West.Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s house, the residence of ANC stalwarts Walter and Albertina Sisula, and the Hector Pieterson memorial museum are in the same neighbourhood. The recently renovated museum offers a detailed account of the events of 1976, including visuals and eye-witness accounts.When you visit the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando West, Soweto, you’ll see Nzima’s legendary photograph showing the unconscious Hector being carried by Makhubo, with Hector’s sister – now Antoinette Sithole – running alongside. (Image: Brand South Africa)Hector Pieterson, who was shot dead by police during the student uprisings which spread around the country and changed the course of history for South Africa, and the famous picture of his lifeless body being carried by mourning youths, have come to symbolise the 1976 Uprisings.In Kliptown, you can visit Freedom Square, a place where the Freedom Charter was adopted as the guiding document of the Congress Alliance – a broad alliance of various political and cultural formations to map a way forward in the repressive climate of the 1950s. The charter was the guiding document of the African National Congress and envisaged an alternative non-racial dispensation in which “all shall be equal before the law.”Soweto’s brightly painted Orlando Towers – once the cooling towers of a power station – are now connected by a footbridge and bungee-jump platform. (Image: South African Tourism)Mansions and ‘match-box’ housesSoweto is a place of contrasts: rows of tin shanties abut luxurious mansions; piles of garbage and pitted roads offset green fields and rustic streams.Soweto has the same vibrant, racy feel of Johannesburg, of which it is an integral part. Despite the high unemployment rate there is a cheerful energy, a bustle of activity, with informal traders plying their wares on every corner.From the footbridge of the world-renowned Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, one has a panoramic view of Soweto. In the immediate vicinity of the bridge many people mill around – hawkers peddling a variety of goods, shoppers looking for bargains, and of course the ever-present commuters hurrying to board taxis.Further afield, the barrenness that comprises much of the old Soweto comes into view – the small brown houses of Old Diepkloof and Orlando townships, in stark contrast to the colourful shades and tree-lined streets of the newer parts like Diepkloof Extension, home to the relatively affluent.In Diepkloof the grey, four-roomed dwellings, cynically called “matchbox houses” by locals, abound. These are the original dwellings constructed to accommodate the first black migrants to the city. Although they are small, locals take pride in their houses, and put much effort into making them habitable and cosy.In contrast to these symbols of poverty, there are the various “extensions” that have been established to accommodate the relatively affluent. One example is Pimville Extension, home to the emerging black middle class. The suburb boasts beautiful houses, the roads are good, playgrounds and schools are in mint condition.Migrant hostels, squatter campsSoweto offers plenty of other less aesthetically pleasing sights for the visitor. For instance, there are the hostels: monstrous, prison-like buildings designed to shelter male migrant workers from the rural areas and neighbouring countries.These workers were used as cheap labour, and their stay in the city was considered temporary; historically, they always lived on the fringes of Soweto communities. The new government is busy converting the hostels into family units, but they remain unbending in their ugliness.Then there are the squatter camp communities, euphemistically called “informal settlements”, where poverty is palpable. These camps are home to many of the unemployed, who use corrugated iron sheets to build shelters. Despite their poverty, these shackdwellers have managed to build a strong sense of community. They remain in Johannesburg in search of the elusive “gold”.A place to partyRecent years have seen Soweto become a site of massive development projects and a major tourist attraction in the country.For those looking for a night out in the ghetto, Soweto offers some popular joints for relaxation. There are plenty of venues that offer a relaxed atmosphere, pleasant music (both dance and ballads) and a jolly good time.Perhaps the most popular of these joints is Wandie’s Place in Dube. It is a cosy restaurant-bar-lounge popular with tourists and it offers great service. Other taverns in the area are Pallazo Distella in Dube, Club 707, a restaurant and bar or Ubuntu Kraal, both in Orlando West.You may prefer to visit one of the popular shebeens of the township. Shebeens are local drinking joints. They have survived the attempts of the authorities to shut them down and the condemnation from the pulpits of local churches to become thriving informal social centres patronized by local socialites.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
The border around Bosnia and Herzegovina is shaped like a heart, so it’s only natural that we show some love by announcing it as our newest Country/Regional souvenir! SharePrint RelatedStari Most GC28FXB – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – July 9, 2012July 9, 2012In “Community”New country souvenir, Costa Rica, with Geocache of the Week: Rainbow Valley CacheMay 15, 2019In “Geocache of the Week”I FEEL sLOVEnia: Brand New Geocaching Country Souvenir for SloveniaNovember 16, 2015In “Community” Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina N 43° 16.870′ E 018° 43.980′ Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. A moderate hike to a beautiful overview of the entire country and a classic cache container to log and share your visit with those who will follow. Sarajevo is a growing destination for world travellers and listed as one of the best cities to visit world-wide. If you’re not a thrill seeker or hiker, Sarajevo is more your speed. Sink your teeth into some traditional ćevapi (the Balkan equivalent to a cheeseburger) or burek (a pastry filled with meat) to fuel your geocaching adventure. Like most seasoned athletes, it’s important to fuel up so you have the energy to check out these two caches at the ruinous 1984 Winter Olympics site: We know geocachers love country and regional souvenirs and we do too! We are releasing at least one new country/regional souvenir per month starting in January 2019. These new souvenirs will be featured alongside Geocaches of the Week in each region and shared on the third Wednesday of each month. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here. What’s a better way to see the country than from at the top of it? Climbing mountains is good for keeping things in perspective, both in realizing how small of a world we live in and reflecting on the landscape in front of us. Bosnia and Herzegovina is blossoming with nature. Tumbling mountain ranges, hidden away castles, and ever-expansive forests draw in tourists from all over the world. Roughly 40% of the country is covered in pine, beech, and oak trees, teeming with wildlife. These forests aren’t the only tree-covered ecosystem in Bosnia and Herzegovina; it remains the only country in Europe to have a jungle. It’s called Perućica Rainforest, and some of the trees are over 300 years old. Malo Polje Igman Olympic Jumps: GC4K5A8 Traditional GC58W8A by raumangst Far outside of the capital city at an elevation of about 7,828 ft (2,386 m) is our Geocache of the Week: Top of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Maglić is the tallest mountain in the country. The hike to the summit is roughly 3 miles (4.7 km). Along the trail you can see herds of sheep chewing away at the long brown grass, rock faces peeping out between the patches of it, and a deep blue heart-shaped lake can be seen once you’re at elevation. At the top there’s a flag and below it is the cache. [Lost place] Olympic bobsleigh track Sarajevo: GC7VD5R Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Difficulty: 1 Terrain: 4.5
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Does the exterior sheathing on a double-stud wall accumulate worrisome quantities of moisture in late winter? Several researchers are now looking into this question, and Green Building Advisor has been sharing the researchers’ findings as the information becomes available.The latest sheathing moisture measurements were made by Bill Hulstrunk, the technical manager at National Fiber in Belchertown, Massachusetts. I’d like to put an important piece of information on the table from the start: Hulstrunk is not a disinterested academic researcher; he is employed by a company that sells cellulose insulation. Clearly, his company is more inclined to share data showing that walls insulated with cellulose are performing well, and might not want to share any data that imply otherwise. That said, some of Hulstrunk’s data are thought-provoking.Hulstrunk shared his moisture content readings in a presentation (“Hygrothermal Analysis of Superinsulated Assemblies”) at the Passive House conference in Portland, Maine, on September 22, 2014. His co-presenter was builder Chris Corson of EcoCor Construction.Hulstrunk began his presentation by lauding the hygroscopic properties of cellulose. “Hygroscopic materials want to redistribute and equalize the moisture,” he said. “Hygroscopic materials like cellulose protect themselves and nearby materials. They can pull moisture out of nearby materials like sheathing and studs.”Hulstrunk also provided a few cautionary statements about cellulose density. “Deep cavities require that cellulose be installed at higher densities,” he said. “I recommend 3.7 pounds per cubic foot for a 12-inch cavity or 4 pounds per cubic feet for an 18-inch cavity. Deeper cavities require more experienced installers, since multiple hose passes are required.” (For more information on this topic, see How to Install Cellulose Insulation.)Bill Hulstrunk set out to visit a number of homes with thick double-stud or I-joist walls insulated with dense-packed cellulose, including several homes built by Chris Corson. “WUFI predicts that… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
These are 10 qualities that I admire in other people. They are in order or priority, although that order can change from day-to-day, as circumstances dictate. Compassion: Compassion isn’t the same thing as empathy. It’s more than understanding someone else’s feelings. Compassion is selfless caring for another. Compassion requires action. That’s why it tops my list.Humility: I’ve seen first hand the power of humility. The people who are best with other people exercise humility. They treat all human beings with kindness and compassion, regardless of their station in life.Grit: People who tough out adversity by clenching their teeth and fighting through it are admirable. They don’t let adversity prevent them from succeeding; they use adversity as fuel. Their intestinal fortitude is enviable.Game: Some people are willing to give it a go. It doesn’t matter all that much what “it” is. They’re willing to try, even if they don’t know what they’re doing, and even if they recognize they’ll be way out over their skis. The courage to try is praise-worthy.Loyalty: The trust that someone will be there for you, that they’ll do right by you no matter what is a special quality. It’s even more so in an age where more and more relationships are transactional. Knowing you can count on someone, that they are faithful, is a quality worth emulating.Strength: It takes strength to stay true to your beliefs. It takes strength to say “no.” Strength is what allows those who have it to stand firm when it would be easier to bend (or break). The strength of character is what allows one to be true to themselves and others.Thoughtfulness: Thinking enough about someone else to do something nice—and maybe unexpected—is a too rare quality, and something worth developing. It’s old school, and it leaves a strong impression on who you really are.Sense of Humor: The ability to make people laugh is a super power. The ability to relieve the tension in the room through humor or connect with others can improve the outcome in different situations. It’s especially powerful when it isn’t forced. Self-deprecating humor is even more so.Comfortable In Their Own Skin: People who are comfortable in their own skin have a high enough emotional intelligence to realize what they are and are comfortable with that fact. The ability not to take stock in anyone’s judgment or opinion about who they are is estimable.Duty: The sense of responsibility to someone or something. This is the quality of “owning it” and doing impeccable work beyond anything that is expected of you. This is a too rare quality, and that’s what makes it noteworthy. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now