Global Intimate Wash Market to Grow by $123.74 Million During 2020-2024 | Forecasting Strategies…

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Intimate Wash Market 2020-2024center_img Twitter Global Intimate Wash Market to Grow by $123.74 Million During 2020-2024 | Forecasting Strategies for New Normal | Technavio Previous articleGlobal Feminine Hygiene Products Market to Grow by $7.11 Billion During 2020-2024 | 32% Growth to Come From APAC | TechnavioNext article2 nurses: Her mom battled 1918 pandemic, she fights this one Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 5, 2021 Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Indiana State Police Special Operations Lt. Mark Tow Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare In the spring of 2003, several Indiana SWAT Commanders and tactical officers attended Fourkiller Consulting’s SWAT Commanders course in Kokomo, Indiana. This course was hosted by Captain Larkin Fourkiller of the Kokomo Police Department SWAT Team and featured retired Los Angeles Police Department SWAT Team member and National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Board member, Ron McCarthy.At the conclusion of this training, these Commanders and senior tactical officers decided to try and establish a professional tactical officers association for the state of Indiana. Over the next few months these future Indiana SWAT Officers Association members contacted various tactical associations throughout the country. With the assistance of these associations, the Indiana SWAT Officers Association was created.The reasons for the creation of the association were two-fold. First and foremost, was to advance the education and professionalism of law enforcement officers involved in tactical operations through the transfer of ideas and information. Secondly, to further improve the “networking” of agencies and personnel involved in critical incidents and high risk operations.Recently, the Indiana SWAT Officers Association held their annual conference in Indianapolis and presented Indiana State Police Special Operations Lieutenant Mark Tow with the Lifetime Achievement Award.Below is the Lifetime Nomination letter drafted by Special Operations First Sergeant Corey Culler.On November 16, 1986, after having been a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, Mark Tow swore another oath to protect and defend the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Indiana when he became an Indiana State Trooper.  After his appointment to the Department, Trooper Tow earned a spot on Area III’s Emergency Response Team in 1988.  During his time on Team III, Mark was a sniper, entry element leader, and an assistant team leader.In 1998, when the 5 Area teams merged to form the three teams in existence today, Mark became the team leader of the South.  He also became a squad sergeant at the District level.In 2008, Mark was promoted to First Sergeant, and was reassigned to Special Operations in a full time SWAT program.  In 2013, Mark was promoted to Lieutenant in Special Operations and manages SWAT, EOD, SCUBA, and K9 Sergeants.Lieutenant Tow has had a busy SWAT career that spans 28 years and counting.  He has been involved in 1000s of barricades, high risk warrant services, and many successful hostage rescues.  Mark Tow is the recipient of three (3) Combat Action Awards while with SWAT.  Combat Action Awards are awarded to individuals for courageous “at risk” performance of duty to include the use of and/or defense against life threatening physical force.In 1998, an armed suspect was located at I64 at the 86mm in a wooded area.  Suspect fires a shotgun at SWAT and is shot by multiple units and did not survive his wounds.June 1, 2005 Shelbyville Big Foot gas station Hostage Rescue under gunfire.  Hostage is saved and the suspect is killed.In 2015, Owen County had a pursuit with an armed drug addict/dealer.  ISP SWAT deploys armor and attempts to negotiate a surrender.  Suspect fires a round out the window then steps out of the vehicle, refusing to drop his gun.  When he aims at SWAT, he is shot and does not survive.On 3-31-16 while assisting the Speedway Police Department and brother SWAT officers, Lt. Tow was again involved in a deadly force incident with a suspect armed with a shotgun.  After hours of negotiations, the suspect refused to surrender and at one moment, pointed his shotgun at the officer on perimeter as an arrest team.  He was shot multiple times but survived his wounds because SWAT officers provided him with immediate trauma care.  This will be the fourth Combat Action Award for Lt. Tow.Lt. Tow has always been focused on the tactical side of police work.  He believes in training to ones highest potential, working with other agencies, and sharing information in tactical circles will make us all better.  He always says that when you want a problem solved, send in a tactical SWAT cop because they will know what to do or find a solution most rik tik.“Lt. Tow has been a contributing member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) or Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams for nearly three decades,” said Assistant Commander of Indiana State Police Special Operations Captain David Travis. “His tactical skills and vast experience are unparalleled and the Department is very fortunate to have such a dedicated and experienced Tactical Commander.Lt. Tow has two grown children. He and his wife reside in Sullivan County.last_img read more

News story: Commercial ideas in cyber security: apply for academic funding

first_imgInnovate UK, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has up to £500,000 for ideas in cyber security coming out of academic institutions.Priorities for the next 5 yearsThe UK government set out its priorities for the next 5 years in the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy.It has 3 aims: Find out more about this competition and apply. the competition opens on 22 January 2018, and the deadline is at midday on 31 January 2018 it is open to anyone based in a UK academic institution we expect grants to be worth up to £16,000 applicants can apply for 100% of their eligible costs a briefing event will take place on 19 January 2018 Protecting information systemsThe competition is seeking ideas to protect information systems, data and services from unauthorised access or accidental harm.There must be a clear intention to commercialise the idea, and that must have the support of the relevant academic institution.Successful applicants will take part in a 6-week programme and be expected to attend 4 or 5 days of events during February and March. Industry experts will support the programme.Competition information Find out more about how Innovate UK supports digital technologies. This funding is part of the cyber security academic startup programme. This aims to increase the amount of academic research being commercialised. develop our cyberspace deter adversaries develop capabilitieslast_img read more

Slavery’s chilling shadow

first_imgToni Morrison knew the power of words decades before her own changed the face of American literature.In her first Charles Eliot Norton Lecture Wednesday before a rapt audience at Sanders Theatre, the Nobel Prize winner and distinguished novelist set a powerful tone on the themes of belonging and “others,” beginning with an early memory of a visit from her great-grandmother Millicent MacTeer, a “tall, straight-backed” matriarch with “tar black” skin, who thought less of Morrison and her sister’s lighter brown complexion.“Your children have been tampered with,” Morrison recalled MacTeer telling her mother.That idea of separating identities has been a cornerstone of Morrison’s writing career (“The Bluest Eye,” “Beloved”), but on Wednesday she went deeper, examining literary text (“Uncle Tom’s Cabin”) side by side with a slave owner’s diary and a journal of scientific racism. The Mahindra Humanities Center is hosting the Norton talks, titled “The Literature of Belonging: The Origin of Others.” Director Homi K. Bhabha, who is also the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, welcomed Morrison with gravitas.“Never before have I felt the profound need for her presence as today,” he said, pointing to election rhetoric, immigration impasse, and police killings of young African-Americans. “I take comfort from the fact that it is this very darkness — of racism, inequality, violence, totalitarian power — to which Toni Morrison has, for so many years, brought light and life and understanding.”The 85-year-old, who this week was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Lifetime Achievement, enjoyed a sustained standing ovation before beginning to lecture. Speaking from a wheelchair, she described her return to Harvard as “comforting,” then launched into the human tendency “to separate and judge those not in our pact.”She took aim at Samuel Cartwright, a doctor who, in the early half of the 1800s, invented “drapetomania” as a disorder of slaves who desired to flee servitude. This desire for power and control, which found its way into the New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal, illustrated the need “to identify an outsider in order to define oneself,” Morrison said.But her contrast of Thomas Thistlewood’s diary with Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was most dramatic. In the upper-class English slave owner’s personal writings, she read straightforward records of his daily life. There were purchases of sugar and there were weather reports recanted with the same directness as his sexual relations with slaves.Translating Thistlewood’s Latin text, Morrison read: “Sup. lect. for on the bed, sup terr. for on the ground, in silva for in the woods … not satisfied, sed non bene.”The directness was cutting, and Morrison followed immediately with Stowe’s flowery, over-the-top description of Uncle Tom and Aunt Chloe’s humble home and a visit from Master George. Calling it “literary protectionism,” Morrison said “the natural beauty Stowe takes pains to describe is cultivated, welcoming, seductive, and excessive.”Even more astonishing, Morrison argued, was the meal where Uncle Tom and Aunt Chloe watched as Master George tossed food toward Mose and Pete.“For Stowe, slavery is sexually and romantically sanitized and perfumed,” she contended. “Food is thrown on the floor, on a dirt floor for their children to scramble for. It’s an odd scene designed, I think, to amuse and reassure the reader that everything in this atmosphere is safe.”Stowe’s work provided the title of this first lecture, “Romancing Slavery,” but Morrison, the 58th scholar named to the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry, ended by teasing themes from the novel she is currently working on.“How does one move from a non-racial womb to the womb of racism?”Morrison’s remaining Charles Eliot Norton lectures are: “Being and Becoming the Stranger” (March 8), “The Color Fetish” (March 9), “Configurations of Blackness” (March 22), “Narrating the Other” (April 11), and “The Foreigner’s Home” (April 16). Starting always at 4 p.m., the lectures are free, but require a ticket. Tickets are available at noon the day of the lecture at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St. (or online with a processing fee).last_img read more

For heart’s sake: Jerry softens on flower vendors

first_img“Paramahapos sa tanan,” said Treñas ofhis decision to go soft on the vendors. “Parakon sin-o gusto maghatag bulak sa imo, mahapusan siya kon diin mabakal.” ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas isallowing flower vendors to do business at Jaro Plaza and on the sidewalks ofthe Iloilo Central Market but only for two days – today and tomorrow,Valentine’s Day. Treñas previously banned vendors frompublic plazas. He also ordered the removal of all sidewalk obstructions,including vendors. Flower vendors were among thosedisplaced when the city government started clearing sidewalks beginning Augustlast year. In the City Proper, most flowervendors positioned themselves on the sidewalk outside the Iloilo CentralMarket. When the city government started clearing the sidewalks, theytransferred inside the market./PNlast_img read more

Do-si-do to Good Health and New Friends with Olympia Square Dancing

first_imgFacebook63Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Square Dance Inc.Looking for a new activity as fall comes our way?  Square dancing is a perfect way to keep active, have fun, meet friendly people, and exercise mind and body.  Olympia has a vibrant square dance community, and we want to share the fun with you.  We are offering a Free Introduction to Square Dancing on Thursday September 7 at 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come to Lac-A-Do Hall, 1721 46th Ave NE, Olympia for a fun square dance party.  If you decide you like, it you can join the lessons that start the following Thursday. If Thursdays don’t work for you, we will help you find other options.Olympia square dancers enjoy a summer barn dance. Photo courtesy: Olympia Square Dance Inc.We square dance because it’s fun and social, but there are other benefits. You walk three to four miles in a night of dancing, moving to good music.  Recent research also shows that learning this type of choreographed dancing is the best way to preserve brain function.The lesson program in Olympia is very popular, and has been copied by other square dance groups throughout the U.S. Once you learn to square dance, there are activities in Olympia almost every night of the week. You can square dance anywhere in the world, as the same moves are taught around the globe.To learn more, check our the Olympia Square Dance Inc. website or call Nancy at 360-438-1284 or Ed at 360-352-2662.last_img read more