Russian Aircraft-Carrying Cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov to Host Hockey Game

first_imgIn his interview to Sportexpress, managing director of Major Hockey League German Skoropupov told about an idea to…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, May 29, 2012 Training & Education Share this article View post tag: Aircraft-Carrying View post tag: Game Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Aircraft-Carrying Cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov to Host Hockey Game View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Russian Aircraft-Carrying Cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov to Host Hockey Game View post tag: host View post tag: Hockey View post tag: Kuznetsov View post tag: Cruiser View post tag: Admiral May 29, 2012 View post tag: Russian View post tag: Navallast_img

Cupcake Week hits Facebook

first_imgWith preparations for National Cupcake Week (NCW) now under way, why not get involved by linking to our official NCW Facebook page? You’re welcome to post pictures of your outlandishly impressive cupcake creations, recipe suggestions, cupcake-themed shop fronts or messages of support. National Cupcake Week is set to take place 14-19 September, 2009. Find the page at: tinyurl.com/cljdbalast_img

Vinothan Manoharan in SEAS/Physics earns 2011 Sloan Research Fellowship

first_imgVinothan N. Manoharan, associate professor of chemical engineering and physics in Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Department of Physics, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship.The $50,000 award recognizes both Manoharan’s achievements and his potential, and will help to support his research in condensed matter and biophysics.The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation selects a number of outstanding researchers annually “on the basis of their independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to their field.”Since joining the Harvard faculty just five years ago, Manoharan has published 15 research papers on self-assembly, complex fluids, and colloid dynamics. In 2008, he won a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.In his current research, Manoharan applies his knowledge of soft-matter physics and self-organization to questions in biology, exploring, for example, how to design nanoparticles that mimic the assembly of the capsid shell of a virus.last_img read more

European schools reopen with smaller classes, shorter lessons

first_imgWhile children in general face less severe virus symptoms than do adults, they can infect older family members who live in the same household who are “very, very vulnerable,” said Rodrigo, the spokesman of a parents group representing some 60 area families that share his concerns.”It’s a time bomb,” he said, adding children will respect social distancing rules for “the first ten seconds”.His group is one of several in Spain, which has one of the fastest virus growth rates in Europe, that wants the government to make it possible for pupils to attend classes remotely until a vaccine or treatment for Covid-19 is found.But the Spanish government insists children, who have not seen a classroom since March when online learning replace in-person teaching due to the pandemic, must attend classes when schools re-open in September. Topics : It announced Thursday that all children above the age of six will be required to wear masks at all times while in school.Italy, Europe’s first virus hot spot, requires masks for children over six only when they can’t respect social distance while Greece has made it mandatory for all students.The importance of using masks in school during a pandemic is “as obvious as is the use of a seat belt in a car or the need to vaccinate your children,” Greek Education Minister Niki Kerameus said. ‘Done nothing’ Some countries have also reduced class sizes to ensure children keep a safe distance from each other.In Greece, which has avoided the worst of the pandemic so far, classes can have no more than 17 students while Serbia and Bosnia have set the limit at 15.In Spain the Madrid region announced Tuesday that it would hire nearly 11,000 more teachers and set up makeshift classrooms in schoolyards to bring class sizes in primary schools down to 20.But Mercedes Sardina, a teacher’s representative with the CCOO union in Fuenlabrada on Madrid’s southern outskirts, said she doubted this would be possible, likening it to trying to stage a wedding in three days “when you have done nothing. You haven’t even bought your dress.””Teachers are very frightened. And the students and parents too,” she added.Spain’s student union has called a strike on September 16, 17 and 18 to decry funding shortages and reject the “improvisation” of the start of the school year.While Ana da Silva, a 42-year-old language teacher in Fuenlabrada, said she was also not sure Madrid could reduce class sizes as promised, she was keen to return to in-person schooling.”I need to see my students, connect with them. We know their dreams, their joys, their frustrations,” she said.center_img 20 minute lessons Among other measures in place are staggered start times, rules requiring frequent hand washing and shorter lessons — just twenty minutes long in urban areas in Bosnia.Italy has ordered 2.4 million individual desks but delivery is expected to last until October, after classes have already begun.Greece will give all primary school children their own reusable water flask so they can avoid using water fountains where the virus may linger.Britain’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty has sought to calm jitters, telling the BBC earlier this month that it looked as if “there is much less transmission from children to adults than adults to adults”. But Germany may serve as a cautionary tale. Officials closed two schools in the north of the country in early August after several cases of Covid-19 were detected in staff and students just days after classes resumed. European nations are pushing ahead with reopening primary schools despite a rise in coronavirus cases, with smaller classes, shorter lessons and mask-wearing among the steps adopted to curb infections.But many parents and teachers worry the measures are not enough, or have been adopted too close to the start of classes to be put in place properly, leading some parents to decide to keep their children at home.David Rodrigo, a 41-year-old IT specialist from the western Spanish city of Salamanca, said he would not send his two sons aged seven and nine to their school when it re-opens next month because he fears it won’t be safe.last_img read more

FDA approves COVID-19 test kits developed by UP scientists

first_img The FDA issued a “certificate of exemption” that would allow the detection kits developed by the UP-National Institute of Health to be “used for field testing coupled with gene sequencing at the Philippine Genome Center.” “The increasing number of reported COVID-19 cases will require immediate diagnosis and monitoring,” FDA director general Eric Domingo said Tuesday. PHOTO BY ABS-CBN NEWS The Philippines currently has 4,500 testing kits and expects to receive 2,000 more from the WHO, he said. “The kits will provide our laboratories with technological reinforcement to accommodate the growing number of patients to be tested and aid in early screening of positive cases and will provide greater access to a less costly diagnostic procedure,” he added.center_img Health Secretary Francisco Duque earlier said there is a “global shortage” of kits for testing potential COVID-19 cases, quoting the World Health Organization. The WHO has “pre-qualified” testing kits developed by the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health, which appear to yield “accurate” results in 2 hours, said Duque./PN MANILA – The Food and Drug Administration has allowed the use of test kits for the detection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that was developed by a research center at the University of the Philippines (UP)-Manila.last_img read more