Tragedy in Santa Fe: Remembering Sabika Sheikh, the Pakistani Student Killed in School Shooting

Sabika Sheikh, a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan with dreams of changing the world, struck up an unlikely friendship with an evangelical Christian girl. The two became inseparable—until the day a fellow student opened fire. Only a few kids in the fourth-period girls’ PE class noticed the new student. She had long black hair and mahogany eyes, and when she walked into the gym, she sat by herself in the bleachers, staring curiously at the other girls in their shorts and T-shirts doing jumping jacks and push-ups. She seemed a little lost, unsure what she was supposed to be doing. It was September 11, 2017, and after two weeks of cancellations caused by Hurricane Harvey, classes had resumed at Santa Fe High School, some 35 miles south of Houston.  Just before fourth period came to an end, one of the students approached the girl in the stands. She had straw-blond hair and turquoise eyes, and she wore a blue T-shirt with a Bible verse, Matthew 4:19, printed on the front in white: “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  The girl with the black hair smiled back. “I’m Sabika.” She said that she was a foreign exchange student from Pakistan. The girls kept talking. Jaelyn t...

Ventilation is a management tool which allows a grower to control bird comfort and air quality

Ventilation is a management tool which allows a grower to control bird comfort and air quality to optimise performance, bird health and welfare. The ventilation requirements of a bird changes as it grows, and with climatic conditions; ranging from providing a minimum amount of fresh air in cold weather or during brooding to creating high air speed to keep birds comfortable during hot and/or humid conditions. Minimum ventilation is used whenever the house temperature is below the set point temperature. The focus is to supply enough heat to keep the birds comfortable, and enough ventilation to maintain acceptable air quality. The house must be equipped with adequate, well distributed, heating capacity to cope with the coldest ambient temperature, while still ventilating to maintain air quality. During minimum ventilation, air enters the house through sidewall inlets. The aim is to direct the cold incoming air up to the peak of the roof where warm air accumulates (Figure 1). Inlet management is a key part of minimum ventilation. Inlets operate based on negative pressure, and in order to achieve the required pressure, the house must be well-sealed and air tight. The inlets in use sh...

German supermarket giant, ALDI, has unveiled a suite of DIY home improvement products for its June

German supermarket giant, ALDI, has unveiled a suite of DIY home improvement products for its June 29 ‘Special Buys’ sale, including a 5W Solar Floodlight with Sensor ($39.99) and Solar LED Wall and Step Light ($12.99). The news comes as ALDI continues to take on the likes of Bunnings, Big W and Kmart in the discount home DIY market. The products will join a standard 20W Security Light with Sensor ($49.99) and 10W Portable LED Worklight ($29.99). Other featured products include Steel Cap Work Boots ($34.99), a Gassless Inverter MIG Welder 100amp ($199) and Workzone Titanium Bulldog 210cc 4-stroke Petrol High Pressure Washer ($399). Electric Grass Trimmer, Staple Gun, Air Staple Gun, Cordless Drill – GTL Tools,http://www.gtl-toolsbank.com/

One year with the Chevrolet Bolt EV: Takeaways from my immersion into all-electric driving

Just over a year ago, I finally realized my long-time dream to purchase an affordable all-electric car with over 200 miles of range. Now that I’ve got a full year and around 8,500 miles of road behind me in the Bolt EV, let’s check in on the good, the bad, and the awesome. One year into owning the Bolt EV as our family’s only vehicle, we are loving, it. It is peppy, smart, and comfortable. Plugging in at home has given us back so much time that used to be wasted waiting in line and filling up at gas stations. We have only had “range anxiety” once, when I was intentionally pushing the car to its limits (we’ll get into the details of that a little later). So far there have been zero mechanical issues or problems with the car. We exclusively use one-pedal driving, which took no time at all to get used to, and now just feels like the “natural” way to drive. Added bonus: since we almost never hit the brake pedal (except in reverse), the brake pads will likely last a very long time. Much to my surprise and dismay, a year after our purchase the Chevy Bolt EV is still the only sub-$40,000 electric car with over 200 miles of range that you can buy and drive home today. I had expected the...

Risks and remedies for artificial intelligence in health care Search The Brookings Institution The Brookings Institution Search Menu Twitter The Brookings Institution Facebook Twitter YouTube Podcast Browse Newsletters RSS The Brookings Institution Close Close

This report from The Brookings Institution’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology (AIET) Initiative is part of “AI Governance,” a series that identifies key governance and norm issues related to AI and proposes policy remedies to address the complex challenges associated with emerging technologies. Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly entering health care and serving major roles, from automating drudgery and routine tasks in medical practice to managing patients and medical resources. As developers create AI systems to take on these tasks, several risks and challenges emerge, including the risk of injuries to patients from AI system errors, the risk to patient privacy of data acquisition and AI inference, and more. Potential solutions are complex but involve investment in infrastructure for high-quality, representative data; collaborative oversight by both the Food and Drug Administration and other health-care actors; and changes to medical education that will prepare providers for shifting roles in an evolving system. Although the field is quite young, AI has the potential to play at least four major roles in the health-care system:1 Pushing boundaries of human p...

High-rise fires and non-conforming products: how can architects manage the risk?

The tragedy of London’s Grenfell Tower fire has ignited a global wave of concern surrounding the safety of certain cladding products. Wendy Poulton, risk manager at Informed, considers the various investigations into non-conforming building products that have taken place following incidents across Australia. Since none of the findings have been tested in a civil trial, what are the risks involved in specifying non-conforming products? Flammable cladding is thought to have contributed to the spread of the fire at the Grenfell tower in London. The June 2017 fire in London’s Grenfell Tower, with its shocking loss of life, has refocused the world’s attention on the fire-proofing of high-rise buildings. Comparisons have been drawn with Melbourne’s Lacrosse Building, where in November 2014 a blaze spread rapidly up the building facade, but was contained by the sprinkler system so that there was no loss of life. However, these are very early days, and we await expert investigations to provide better guidance on what has caused and contributed to the terrible Grenfell Tower incident. Meanwhile, this is an ideal moment to recap the investigations and advice from public bodies on the Lacr...

Hillenbrand completes $1.9B Milacron acquisition logo-pn-color logo-pn-color

Milacron shareholders had already approved the deal on Nov. 20, and Hillenbrand followed up that news a day later with a news release that it has wrapped up its cash and stock transaction. “This is an important milestone in both companies’ long histories and I’m excited to welcome Milacron employees to Hillenbrand,” Joe Raver, Hillenbrand president and CEO said in the release. Hillenbrand, like Milacron, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. With the deal completed, Milacron becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, and Milacron stock will no longer trade on the NYSE. Hillenbrand noted it is reviewing strategic alternatives for the Cimcool business and has hired advisor Houlihan Lokey to assist in the review. Hillenbrand has appointed Mac Jones as president of Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion and Ling An-Heid as president of Mold-Masters. They will join Hillenbrand’s executive team. The news release does not mention the role of Tom Goeke, Milacron’s CEO since 2012, going forward. Each Milacron stockholder was allowed one vote for each share of common stock held. According to an Oct. 18 proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securi...

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Hamilton, Ohio — After four years of secrecy, Procter & Gamble Co. is pulling back the veil on its Imflux process — an injection molding technology that uses low, constant pressure to fill the mold, controlled by software and pressure sensors in the mold and the nozzle. “It’s a low, no-hesitating, constant pressure,” said Gene Altonen, chief technology officer of Imflux. Altonen, a 27-year veteran of P&G and an injection molding expert, said: “Imflux is making real-time adjustments for viscosity shifts, whether it’s the material, the temperature or something in the mold. It is going to make these changes in real time, which gives you a more stable process.” Imflux stands standard injection molding on its head — with its tradition of high-speed, high-pressure injection and the crossover point to pack-and-hold. “We do these phases of the process simultaneously. We’re filling and we’re packing and we’re cooling all simultaneously. And because we’re doing that, when we finish filling the mold, it’s basically a done part,” Altonen said. A thicker part may need some additional cooling, but that is dr...

Giving other sportswear brands a run for your money, Adidas’ Black Friday specials are some of

Giving other sportswear brands a run for your money, Adidas’ Black Friday specials are some of the best available this year. For a limited time only, Three Stripes is discounting thousands of their apparel, shoes and accessories at up to 50% off. There is no code needed, and deals are expected to last through the weekend. We rounded up a few of our favorites below. Read on to see what we found and shop your favorites before the promotion expires. Yahoo Sports is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability is subject to change. Signature Climalite technology wicks away moisture to keep you dry in every condition and you can run in the night thanks to 360 degrees of reflectivity. You can throw this jacket over your workout attire so it adds the finishing touches to a proper athleisure outfit. An asymmetrical hem that’s longer in back and a high neck provide extra coverage. If you prefer something a little more cropped, this jacket with the signature three stripes is a great option. The windbreaker has zip vents at the shoulders for when you need to cool down follow...

Squalene Market Analysis by Top Companies, Driver, Existing Trends and Global Forecast by 2026

New Jersey United States, – Verified Market Research published research report provides In-depth Research on Squalene Market Size and Forecast to 2026. This report offers a complete and deep analysis of the competition, segmentation, dynamics, and geographic progression of the Squalene Market. The development prospects, growth plans, and coercions to Squalene are analysed in depth. The industrial process scrutiny, market share of well-known market players, trade chain structure is offered in this research report. The Squalene industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the game-changing strategic analysis of the key factors driving the market. It has featured the recent trends, technological improvements as well as some significant methodologies for increasing the performance of the businesses. The report provides crucial information on the market status of the Squalene and is a major source of direction and navigation for individuals and companies involved in the industry. Get | Download Sample Copy @   https://www.verifiedmarketresearch.com/download-sample/?rid=17428&utm_source=TMP&utm_medium=009 The market analysis entails a section solely dedicated fo...

Edited Transcript of SEE earnings conference call or presentation 6-Nov-19 3:00pm GMT

ELMWOOD PARK Nov 22, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Sealed Air Corp earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 3:00:00pm GMT Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Third Quarter 2019 Sealed Air Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Ms. Lori Chaitman, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, ma’am. Thank you, and good morning, everyone. Before we begin our call today, I would like to note that we have provided a slide presentation to help guide our discussion. This presentation can be found on today’s webcast and can be downloaded from our IR website at sealedair.com. I would like to remind you that statements made during this call stating management’s outlook or predictions for future periods are forward-looking statements. These statements are based solely on information that is now available to us. We encourage you to review the information in the section entitled Forward-looking Statements in ...

‘Struggling to understand’: Family, UBC pay tribute to lecturer killed in northern B.C.

UBC botany lecturer Leonard Dyck was killed in northern B.C. Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegalsky, 18, have been charged with second-degree murder in his death. (Santa J. Ono) Leonard Dyck was found dead near the truck Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky left when they went on the run The man who was killed just two kilometres away from a burning truck dumped by two homicide suspects in northern B.C. is being described as a “loving husband and father.” Leonard Dyck was found dead south of Dease Lake on July 19, near a truck abandoned by Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, who have been charged with second-degree murder in his death. “The UBC community is shocked and saddened by this news and we offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at the university,” a statement released Thursday reads. “He was a loving husband and father. His death has created unthinkable grief and we are struggling to understand what has happened.” UBC president Santa J. Ono said his “thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of UBC sessional lecturer Leonard Dyck.” McLeod and Schmegelsky remain at large and are the subject of a Canada-wide manhunt. T...