Calif. AMR EMTs Strike Over Salary Dispute

first_imgBut employees, many of whom say they make less than $10 a hour, say that offer is not enough. One woman said in a two week period she makes about $800. On Monday, the scene was chaotic with striking workers in front of AMR on Vincent Avenue making it difficult for temporary EMTs to cross the picket line. Members of Trans-Aid, a competing ambulance service, were present at the strike in search of recruits. Former AMR employees, who left the company for more money, were also present to show their support. Instead, the union is asking for a 23 percent raise over the next three years and for a clause to be taken out of the contract. The clause allows AMR to change insurance providers and increase co-pays and deductibles without bargaining with the union first, according to Ordorica. AMR, which contracts with agencies throughout Los Angeles County, says the EMTs earn total compensation that is among the highest of private ambulance providers and they are committed to reaching an agreement. LOS ANGELES — The first strike in American Medical Response’s 16-year history in West Covina, Calif., began with more than 300 employees picketing Monday. Workers marched back and forth with signs in hand that read, “We Can’t Afford to Get Sick,” “Fair wages now” and “Save your life for $9.50 an hour.” But strikers said the proposed raise was lower than the cost-of- living increase. AMR workers are also striking in Lancaster. They respond to emergency calls throughout the Antelope Valley. Union employees are willing to strike for as long as it takes to reach an agreement, officials said. “It shows management places very little value on its employees.” said Mitch Scaff, an EMT. They have been working without a contract since May, according to Victor Ordorica, president of the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics. AMR is utilizing its EMTs and supervisors from across the state and country to fill vacancies, according to Sorrick. AMR says it will continue to provide the same service they have been. “They should have (struck) a long time ago,” said Dennis Medina, former AMR employee. “They (management) need to finally decide to pay them a decent wage.” “Compared to other providers we are not the lowest in terms of salary,” said Jason Sorrick, spokesman for AMR. “We hope to reach an agreement with the union soon. A strike benefits no one.” The emergency medical technicians who respond to 9-1-1 calls from Temple City to Diamond Bar say they are underpaid and disrespected by management. In the most recent offer, employees would have received a 20 percent raise over the next four years and have 75 percent of their medical coverage paid for, Sorrick said. The offer was rejected last week. “We feel we made a significant offer considering the state of the economy,” Sorrick said. Employees were also scattered nearby at the intersection of Arrow Highway and Vincent Avenue. Truck drivers and passers-by honked horns and waved in support.last_img read more

Naval Station Great Lakes: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)

first_imgWhere Should I Live Near Naval Station Great Lakes?What Schools are Near Naval Station Great Lakes?What’s the Weather Like in Naval Station Great Lakes?Things to Do Near Naval Station Great LakesWhere is Naval Station Great Lakes?Naval Station Great Lakes2601E Paul Jones StGreat Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (847) 688-2430Naval Station Great Lakes MapDirections to Naval Station Great LakesNaval Station Great Lakes is conveniently located just under a 45-minute from Chicago. Since Chicago is a major U.S. city, you’ll have no trouble arriving via any mode of transportation that’s most convenient to you.Greyhound Bus StationYou’ll find the closest Greyhound bus station at 630 W Harrison Street. Hop on a bus from anywhere in the country and then take a cab to base.Flights to NS Great LakesChicago’s O’Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport will both take flights from all over, and there are car rentals available at the terminal, as well as herds of eager taxi drivers. But in our opinion, Midway is much easier to navigate through than O’Hare.AmtrakIf you’re traveling more leisurely by train, you’ll catch an Amtrak into Union Station, and while there maybe catch a bite to eat at one of the multiple food vendors before moving on to your final destination.Naval Station Great Lakes Transportation OfficeThe transportation office is here to make your move as painless as possible. Call the staff here to make sure you’ve thought through every detail of your trip before setting foot outside for the first leg. If you want to check in to find out the best route to take, or just confirm your own plan, the staff here can help.Naval Station Great Lakes Transportation Office1710B Cavin Dr.Building #8100Great Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (847) 688-5371Hours: Call for hours of operation.Entering Naval Station Great Lakes and Base AmenitiesTo get through the gate, you’re going to need your military ID. Your family members will need their dependent ID cards. If you haven’t gotten there yet, you can register later at the DEERS office. You’re also going to need multiple forms of identification in addition to any documentation for the vehicle you’re bringing through, like the registration or rental agreement. Make sure to follow your orders and report to your assigned location before doing anything else.Check-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelIf you arrive during duty hours, you will need to report to your Quarterdeck/Commander’s Support Staff.Naval Station Great Lakes Visitor CenterThe visitor center is where friends and family will need to stop first in the case that they’re coming for graduation or other events. If visitors are arriving to see you for any length of time, this is where they’ll go to get set up.Naval Station Great Lakes Visitor Center620 Farragut AveGreat Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (847) 688-5648Naval Station Great Lakes DEERS OfficeThe DEERS office is the place to go to apply for your military IDs and dependent ID cards. You can also complete the application online. If you lose your card, you’ll need to stop in to secure a replacement.Naval Station Great Lakes DEERS Office521 Cluverius AveBuilding #322Great Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (847) 688-5550Naval Station Great Lakes Gate HoursMake sure to check up on the hours before you plan to arrive, as they’re always subject to change.Gate 1: 24/7Gate 5: Monday-Friday 0600-1400Gate 5A: Monday-Friday 1500-1700Gate 6: 24/7Gate 7: 24/7Gate 7A: Open only for special events or construction The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. Naval Station Great Lakes Barber Shops1. Leopleon Hair Care1806 Martin Luther King Jr DrNorth Chicago, IL 60064Phone: 1 (847) 689-04152. Dave’s Barber & Beauty2301 Martin Luther King Jr DrNorth Chicago, IL 60064Phone: 1 (847) 689-97293. L”s/ Tony’ Barber Shop2506 14th StWaukegan, IL 60085Phone: 1 (224) 235-5775Naval Station Great Lakes Post OfficeGet to the post office on base to take care of all your mailing and packing needs.Naval Station Great Lakes Post Office525 Bronson AveGreat Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (800) 275-8777Naval Station Great Lakes Finance OfficeThe finance office on base can help you plan for your future. Make sure you’re managing your money in the most efficient way possible with assistance from the staff here. Get help with simple things like setting up a checking account or forming a budget, or hear from the experts about how to reach a comfortable retirement or how to invest in the stock market.Naval Station Great Lakes Finance Office521 Cluverius Ave.Building #322Great Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (847) 688-5550Naval Station Great Lakes Finance Office HoursCall 1 (847) 688-5550 for hours of operation.Naval Station Great Lakes Legal OfficeThe legal office can help if you ever need representation. The staff here is knowledgeable in many aspects of law and can assist with simple things like notarising documents, to complex issues that may involve serious legal defense. Make an appointment to have a consultation with a lawyer and find out how they can help you.Naval Station Great Lakes Legal Service Office2540 A Paul Jones StreetBuilding 2, Suite 100Great Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (847) 688-3805Naval Station Great Lakes Legal Service OfficeCall 1 (847) 688-3805 for hours of operation.Naval Station Great Lakes LibraryThe library at Great Lakes is a fantastic resource for sailors and their families. They have a large collection of books, movies, and music that you can check out in physical or digital copies. They also provide study guides for common exams that you or your children might be taking, as well as a wealth of other educational services and programs. There’s a children’s room on the premises, complete with child-sized furniture.Naval Station Great Lakes LibraryBuilding 617Great Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (847) 688-4617Hotels Near Naval Station Great Lakes1. Sleep Inn3250 Bittersweet AveLake Bluff, IL 60044Phone: 1 (847) 578-99002. Residence Inn by Marriott1440 S White Oak DrWaukegan, IL 60085Phone: 1 (847) 689-92403. Holiday Inn Express & Suites611 Lakehurst RdWaukegan, IL 60085Phone: 1 (847) 473-44004. Hampton Inn & Suites438 Lakehurst RdWaukegan, IL 60085Phone: 1 (847) 473-6600Where Should I Live Near Naval Station Great LakesIf you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.There are so many great places to live around the base. The most obvious is the city of Chicago, which is under a 45-minute drive away. Other than that, though, the several cities and communities surrounding Naval Station Great Lakes offer plenty of unique amenities for everyone. Lake Michigan holds several lakefront areas that will suit those in search of America’s scenic vistas.Cities Near Naval Station Great LakesThe major U.S. metro area of Chicago is the base’s largest neighbor, and just a short drive away. The city of North Chicago is also right next door, as is the city of Waukegan. Park City and Evanston are also nearby.Best Places to Live Near Naval Station Great LakesChicagoAmerica’s Second City, Chicago has everything you could want, and whenever you want it. The Windy City provides access to loads of cuisines, entertainment, and attractions for yourself and your family. It’s a great place to entertain visitors from out of town, or to enjoy some off-duty quiet in one of the many suburban neighborhoods.Lake BluffLake Bluff is a village on Lake Michigan with a population of under 6,000. It was founded in the 1830s and originally served as a railroad town. Every year the town hosts a haunted ghost walk for Halloween. The Lake Bluff History Museum provides residents and travelers with tales of the area’s past. This is a great place for those who have experience with living on the water or would like to take up sailing.KnollwoodKnollwood is a census-designated place in Lake County. The population here is under 2,000 people, and as such is a good place to find that small-town feel where everyone knows your name. Blend into nature here and settle down in the peace and quiet, but still be close to the big cities. It’s an extremely convenient 11-minute drive from Knollwood to base, which is less time than it’ll take for your car to warm up in the winter.Park CityPark City is a nice compromise between the rural and urban environments that surround Naval Station Great Lakes. The city is located at the northern end of Chicago and has a population of under 10,000. The people here formed a city in the 1950s to avoid becoming part of nearby Waukegan, and the foundations retain this rebellious, isolationist feel. Become a resident of Park City and watch its burgeoning business district grow. Commuting to base from here is insanely fast at just 13 minutes by car.BannockburnBannockburn is a village with a population of around 1,500 people. It was founded by a wealthy businessman to hold large grounds for estates. Nowadays, it’s a diverse community with multiple business parks and a growing local economy.Hot Tip: Look for NS Great Lakes homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at Station Great Lakes SchoolsThe school district serving Naval Station Great Lakes is the North Chicago Community Unit School District 187. The district has almost 5,000 children within its branch campuses. There are other districts in the surrounding area as well, and the one your children attend will depend upon where you eventually settle down.Naval Station Great Lakes WeatherThe bad news is that lake weather can be extremely cold. It’ll dip below freezing in the winters, often falling into the teens and sometimes even lower. You’re going to want to invest in several layers for the harsher days. Summers here are very comfortable, with an average temperature resting somewhere in the 70s. It’s partly cloudy on and off all year, so don’t expect any significant cloud coverage or clear access to the sun, either. Spring and fall are chilly, especially in the mornings and evenings, but will occasionally surprise with more comfortable weather here and there.Things to Do Near Naval Station Great LakesNaval Station Great Lakes is a paradise for those with a thirst for adventure, especially on the water. Charter boats, learn to sail, rent canoes and kayaks or bring your own, paddleboard, fish, and find yourself lost in the waters of Lake Michigan. With Chicago practically down the street, you’ll have access to a range of cultural activities like musical theater, museums, movies, food, and more. For fans of nature beyond the waves, there’s plenty of that to be found as well. Naval Station Great Lakes never bores the sailor that’s looking to lead a full and adventurous life.For a full list of ideas and things to do while you’re here, make sure to check out our guide here. Hot Tip: Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for NS Great Lakes at MyBaseGuide.ConclusionNaval Station Great Lakes is such a fantastic place to find yourself. If you have family coming along, get ready to find the whole bunch splashing away in Lake Michigan, or touring the cuisines in downtown Chicago. There are so many things to do and see around the base that it’ll take you years to catch up with everything.center_img IntroductionNaval Station Great Lakes is located on the shore of Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois. It’s the home of the Navy boot camp, so if you’ve just joined up, this is where you’ll be starting out. It’s a massive installation, stretching out over 1,600 acres of land and hosting over 20,000 sailors and other military and civilian personnel. They live and work in one of the base’s 1,153 buildings, 39 buildings of which are registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Theodore Roosevelt signed off on Naval Station Great Lakes and construction began in 1904. Legendary composer John Phillip Sousa led the Naval State Band at Great Lakes during World War I. This is just a part of the history new sailors have to greet when they end up at Naval Station Great Lakes.We hope this guide helps you get settled in your new posting and helps take some of the stress from moving.Where Is Naval Station Great Lakes?Google Map ViewGetting There – Directions to the BaseEntering Naval Station Great Lakes and Base AmenitiesCheck-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelNaval Station Great Lakes Visitor CenterNaval Station Great Lakes DEERS OfficeNaval Station Great Lakes Gate HoursNaval Station Great Lakes CommissaryNaval Station Great Lakes ExchangeNaval Station Great Lakes Barber ShopsNaval Station Great Lakes Post OfficeNaval Station Great Lakes Finance OfficeNaval Station Great Lakes Legal OfficeNaval Station Great Lakes LibraryNaval Station Great Lakes Hotels Naval Station Great Lakes CommissaryStop by for a wide selection of groceries at an affordable price. You’ll find everything you need to fill your cabinets at the commissary on base.Naval Station Great Lakes Commissary2630 Green Bay RdBldg. 3451Great Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (847) 688-2644Naval Station Great Lakes Commissary HoursMonday – ClosedTuesday – Friday: 1000 to 1900Saturday: 0800 to 1900Sunday: 1000 to 1800Naval Station Great Lakes ExchangeThe Exchange is the place to get your shopping done at Great Lakes. You’ll find a number of stores here all serving a different need, from clothing, to restaurants, to tactical gear. Come to the PX to squash the shopping bug without ever having to leave the base.Great Lakes Burkey Mall Navy Exchange2650 Green Bay RoadBuilding 3452Great Lakes, IL 60088Phone: 1 (847) 578-6280Naval Station Great Lakes Exchange HoursDaily – 1000 to 1800last_img read more

EB18 Roundup: Bikes from Mercedes/Argon 18, Voodoo, Ceepo, Kona, & Scott

first_imgIf you’re into “Mercedes-Benz Style”, you might be interested in the newest collaboration between the legendary car maker and Canadian based Argon 18. Simply called the ‘Mercedes-Benz Style Endurance Bike’, the first result of the partnership will launch this Fall. While it certainly has MB flare, the bike seems to resemble the Argon 18 Krypton series which are available in various trims. Other than the colors and graphics, there’s very little in the way of technology that the two bikes share. The MB Style Endurance Bike is coated in a special silver paint and will be available in 6 sizes with either Shimano Ultegra or Ultegra Di2 builds. Supposedly a second version is in the works which will “integrated connectivity and performance software technology”. The bikes are part of a four year partnership with Mercedes-Benz in an effort to reinvent mobility where it pertains to the human-bike connection. No word on the price, though if we’d have to guess it will be fairly Voodoo Viento gravelFor something a little more attainable, Voodoo has a new gravel bike in the works called the Viento. Compared to the titanium JUJU, the Viento relies on a carbon frame and fork with internal cable routing and clearance for 700c x 40mm tires. The complete bike will be available with a SRAM Force or Rival kit, but pricing and availability is still TBD.voodoocycles.comCeepo Shadow REven though we posted this bike just as the show started, I couldn’t resists taking a look at it up close. The Ceepo Shadow R and its SideFork puts a wild spin on the traditional fork in hopes of finding aero gains along with a slight ride quality improvement.We’re assuming this access door at the front of the “fork” is to help route the brake hose around the tight corner. Along with the flat mount brake caliper, a thru axle keeps everything tight. There were a lot of bikes at Eurobike, and it always feels like we’re just scratching the surface. Aside from the continued proliferation of e-bikes, there didn’t seem to be one category that was represented more than others, but there were plenty of interesting bikes as usual. The big wheels are also on the new Operator 29. The bike looks to have the same adjustments and features as the prototype we saw at Sea Otter, but with a completely different finish.  Kona’s e-bikes were also looking a bit more polished with the new Remote CTRL trail bike and the E-Ute. Both use versions of the Bosch power system with the Remote CTRL going with the internal Powertube battery.konaworld.comNino Schurter’s Retro Scott SparkLast, Scott had a special bike for Nino Schurter made up in homage to Scott’s first mountain bike.center_img ceepo.comKona 2019Kona just took the wraps off the new Carbon Process 29, but there were a few bikes on hand that we were seeing production versions of for the first time. Keep in mind that these are likely the European spec, so the bikes for us on this side of the Atlantic may look a bit different. Everything is as close as possible to eliminate drag, but the frame can still run a standard fork – as it will be offered in a lower price point.As crazy as the fork is, the rear is also interesting with a seatstay-less design. You’ll also find a built in tool compartment, Bento Box, and a reversible seat post. The Process Carbon 29 joins the Process 29 in aluminum to offer a choice of materials when it comes to the big wheels. Nino’s race bike has a bunch of touches to give it a retro feel but all the modern Spark performance he’s used to. As Red Bull Bike reported, the look even extended to Nino’s kit with special shoes and a helmet.last_img read more

New Burlington development to house Vermont Innovation Commons

first_imgCambrian Rise rendering on North Avenue in Burlington, at the former Roman Catholic Archdiocese headquarters.Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Works and Cambrian Rise announce today a collaboration which will position the North End of Burlington as an innovation district for the City of Burlington.  Cambrian Rise is a newly planned inclusive community with residential and commercial uses situated on the site of the former Roman Catholic Archdiocese between the New North End and Old North End, making it an ideal setting for the Vermont Innovation Commons. Construction and development of the property is currently under way.The Vermont Innovation Commons, a project by Vermont Works, is designed as a business accelerator – integrating educational, co-working, and co-living spaces. Its mission is to provide capital, connectivity, and mentorship to nurture startup and growth companies dedicated to sustainable business practices by providing facilities, services, and guidance to companies throughout the state.“The addition of the Commons will make Cambrian Rise a beacon to residents, businesses and investment capital, both in and out of Vermont,” says developer Eric Farrell. “We have a unique opportunity to build a new lakeside community in Burlington from the ground up. The name Cambrian Rise harkens back to a geological period of an explosion of diversity and life, which very much captures the innovative living and working opportunities of this unprecedented community and a catalyst for high-quality residential living, recreation, and business innovation.”“Finding the right home for the Commons is the most important first step of that project, and we have found that home at Cambrian Rise,” explained Robert Zulkoski, Chairman of Vermont Works. “The location on Lake Champlain just north of downtown will extend the energy and vibrancy of Burlington, from the South End arts district to a new North End innovation district. The Vermont Innovation Commons will be a tremendous resource to business statewide.”Vermont Works will become a lead investor and will work closely with Cambrian Rise on securing additional investment for the overall project.About Cambrian Rise:Cambrian Rise is a newly planned community that incorporates inclusive living spaces and inspiring working environments, anchoring the north end of Burlington’s waterfront campus. The first comprehensive development of its kind in Vermont, Cambrian Rise is where sustainable living, community engagement, and business innovation come together as a beacon of possibility for Burlington and beyond. In partnership with the Champlain Housing Trust, and Cathedral Square Corporation, Cambrian Rise brings affordable housing to Burlington, through renovated existing buildings and new mixed-use development. In conjunction with the Vermont Land Trust and the City Parks and Recreation Department, Cambrian Rise is adjacent to acres of open space for the public as well as resident recreational use. For more information, visit is external) .About Vermont Works Management Company LLC:Vermont Works is an independent alternative investment firm, focusing on delivering both competitive financial returns and social impact in support of Vermont’s job and enterprise development. Vermont Works is unique in its approach to Vermont social impact, providing a balance of equity capital solutions, mentorship and networking solutions. No other organized, professionally managed private equity fund which focuses solely on investing in Vermont is measured on a “double bottom line” basis. The Fund is comprised of a diversified investment portfolio, carefully selected by professional investors with established histories of generating attractive returns and risk control. Each of the three senior partners have over 30 years of comprehensive investment management experience. The firm has announced partnerships with the University of Vermont School of Business, the Vermont State Employees Credit Union, and several investments in the sustainable business future of Vermont such as Vermont Farm Table, Stonecutter Spirits, Packetized Energy and SeedSheet. For more information, visit is external) . About The Vermont Innovation Commons: The Vermont Innovation Commons is a newly established Vermont Benefit Corporation. The Commons will be an exciting new mixed-use, curated community combining business and education components using the principle of the sharing economy for co-working and co-living, optimizing the cohesive relationship between the 4-spheres of activities of Work-Learn-Live-Play. It will be a facility that will be owned and managed as a creative commons; a resource accessible to the entire Vermont innovation eco-system, including its universities, colleges, hospitals, a K-12 STEM program, existing businesses, and the community of incubators, accelerators, maker-space providers, innovators, entrepreneurs and business startups.BURLINGTON, VT (June 13, 2018)—Vermont Works 6.13.2018last_img read more

Talk Amongst Yourselves: What’s going in your garden this year?

first_imgThis spring weather has us antsy to get out and start playing in the dirt. Will you plant (or have you planted) a garden this year? What will you put in it? Are there any crops you’ve found work especially well in this area? Any that don’t work?Talk Amongst Yourselves is’s daily conversation starter for northeast Johnson County. Have a topic you’d like to suggest?Email us!last_img

FLU NEWS SCAN: Flu-shot priority groups, 1918 pandemic flu transmission, recombinant swine flu virus, flu immune response

first_imgAug 26, 2011 Hong Kong pigs produce recombinant H3N2-pH1N1 flu virusHong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety announced today that 16 pig samples collected in June and July were found to contain a swine influenza H3N2 virus that had picked up some genes from the human 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. According to a 7th Space Interactive report, Malik Peiris, the Hong Kong University (HKU) expert in charge of Hong Kong’s surveillance program, said it is unlikely the H3N2 virus poses a threat to human health or food safety. Peiris said, “Given the fact that the human swine influenza virus has spread worldwide in humans and pigs have also been infected by this virus, the recent finding is not a cause for surprise. HKU is conducting further tests to learn more about this particular strain.” Hong Kong officials identified a swine-origin H1N1 virus early in 2010 that also contained genes from pandemic 2009 H1N1.Aug 26 7th Space report Pregnant women, obese more commonly prioritized globally for flu vaccineThose placed in priority groups to receive seasonal or the 2009 pandemic flu vaccine vary broadly among countries, with pregnant women, obese patients, and healthcare workers (HCWs) becoming increasingly targeted, according to researchers who studied policies in 72 countries over the past several years. Scientists from the University of Hong Kong analyzed target groups in 33 countries for whom policies were accessible for seasonal flu vaccine in 2009 (Southern Hemisphere) and 2009-10, 72 countries for monovalent 2009 H1N1 vaccine, and 34 countries for seasonal 2010 and 2010-11 vaccines. They found that for seasonal 2009-10 vaccines, which were produced before the pandemic, 97% of nations placed the elderly in the priority group, followed by those with chronic conditions (91%), HCWs (70%), and nursing home residents (52%). Pregnant women were included in only 46% of plans, and the obese in only 3%. For the 2009 H1N1 vaccine, pregnant women, HCWs, and those with chronic illnesses were targeted in about 90% of plans. One-fifth to one-fourth targeted obese patients and close contacts. Compared with the seasonal 2009-10 vaccine, the elderly, nursing home residents, and close contacts were less commonly targeted. Priority groups for post-pandemic seasonal flu vaccine were similar to those for 2009-10 seasonal flu vaccine, except pregnant women, obese persons, HCWs, and close contacts were more commonly targeted. The elderly were most commonly prioritized (82%), followed by those with chronic illnesses (79%), pregnant women (57%), HCWs (50%), nursing home residents (39%), close contacts (36%), and the obese (25%).Aug 26 BMC Infect Dis abstract Almost century-old data show 1918 pandemic flu was moderately transmissibleA study of a previously unpublished large household survey conducted in Baltimore during the fall wave of the 1918 pandemic suggests that the virus was moderately transmissible, similar to the 2009 H1N1 virus, with few asymptomatic infections. The report, led by researchers at Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins University, appears in the September issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. The team found the survey of 7,287 households in archives at Johns Hopkins. It had been led by Wade Hampton Frost, a pioneer in epidemiological field studies and modeling. In the new analysis of the data, the researchers used Frost’s original models and modern ones that included more variables such as preexisting immunity and asymptomatic infections. They compared the data with estimates for seasonal and 2009 H1N1 flu.Sep 1 Am J Epidemiol abstract Gene study plots differences in human immune response to fluIn what is thought to be the most extensive investigation of human response to influenza exposure, researchers from the University of Michigan and Duke University have found gene expression patterns that provide clues about how disease progresses in symptomatic and asymptomatic people. As detailed in Public Library of Science (PLoS) Genetics, they exposed 17 healthy volunteers to influenza A (H3N2), and took peripheral blood samples 16 times over 132 hours. To identify gene expression patterns, they used a recognition tool called Bayes linear unmixing, which has previously been used to process satellite images of earth, according to a University of Michigan press release. They found a molecular signature that correlated with clinical disease and biomarkers that distinguished early from late infection phases and suggested that the findings could be used to identify new treatment targets and provide diagnostic assessment for seasonal and pandemic flu.Aug 25 PLoS Genetics abstractAug 25 University of Michigan press releaselast_img read more

ArvinMeritor Names New VP, GM of Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Business

first_imgTROY, MI — ArvinMeritor has appointed Joe Mejaly to the position of vice president and general manager of its Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket business, part of the company’s Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) business group. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement According to Tom Gosnell, senior vice president and president, CVS, Mejaly is now responsible for ArvinMeritor’s commercial vehicle aftermarket global business, including sales, marketing and customer services. The business provides authorized parts outlets with the broadest portfolio of brakes and brake systems, drivelines, suspensions, axles, clutches, tire inflation systems and other truck and trailer components. The parts are offered through the company’s Euclid and Meritor brands. Mejaly has worked his entire career at ArvinMeritor, joining the company (then Rockwell Automotive) in January 1985. He progressed through positions of increasing responsibility in commercial vehicle marketing, sales and service, including six years at the company’s Florence, Ky., aftermarket distribution center. “For two decades, Joe has shown that he knows our customers and their component and related services needs, both in aftermarket and new vehicle production,” said Gosnell. “Our management team is proud to have Joe at the helm and is confident that he will successfully lead our global aftermarket team to new heights.” Before being named to his current position, Mejaly was director of Customer Support for CVS Sales and Marketing in Troy, Mich. For more information, visit: _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 78; Tonight’s Low Around 56

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 78 with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

Transatlantic gamble

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Banks’ obsessions with their reputations is killing the high street

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