Network News – Scots Beavers http://scotsbeavers.org/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:14:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scotsbeavers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4.png Network News – Scots Beavers http://scotsbeavers.org/ 32 32 Clendenin remembers historic flood 6 years later | WCHS Network | News • Sports • Business https://scotsbeavers.org/clendenin-remembers-historic-flood-6-years-later-wchs-network-news-sports-business/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:00:22 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/clendenin-remembers-historic-flood-6-years-later-wchs-network-news-sports-business/ CLENDENIN, W.Va. – Many homes have been rebuilt in the town of Clendenin, Kanawha County, since the 2016 flood, but Mayor Kay Summers says even six years later, her town hasn’t fully recovered. Kay Summers, Mayor of Clendenin “Some people were told they were going to have their homes demolished and for some people that […]]]>

CLENDENIN, W.Va. – Many homes have been rebuilt in the town of Clendenin, Kanawha County, since the 2016 flood, but Mayor Kay Summers says even six years later, her town hasn’t fully recovered.

Kay Summers, Mayor of Clendenin

“Some people were told they were going to have their homes demolished and for some people that didn’t happen,” Summers told MetroNews on Tuesday.

On June 23, 2016, historic flooding ravaged much of West Virginia and claimed 23 lives as heavy rains poured in, stagnated for hours, and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses.

The storm raised water levels on the Elk River in Clendenin and Elkview, driving more than eight feet of water into Summers’ home.

“We stayed here because we knew there was nowhere else to go,” Summers said.

Nicole Holcomb moved to Clendenin less than a year before the flood. She had about four feet of water in her newly remodeled home.

Nicole Holcomb

“We bought the house in November, started renovating it, then flooded it in June,” she said.

Holcomb has since rebuilt but says she can’t help but think the worst every time it rains.

“When it rains, you start looking at the river. Before, it was like ‘oh, look at the river!’ Now it’s like ‘what are you going to do?’ “, did she say.

She and many other families were left with nothing but the clothes they wore.

In an effort to make Clendenin whole again, Summers decided to go on the campaign trail. She was elected mayor of Clendenin in 2019.

“That’s the only reason I ran for mayor, to make it easier,” she said.

The road to recovery, however, has not been quick. Summers said the city still faces obstacles getting more funds to rebuild homes. The hardest task was getting a new grocery store. She said residents still had nowhere to buy food.

Jenny Gannaway

“Our nearest store is in Elkview and therefore 10 miles from here,” she said.

Jenny Gannaway, executive director of West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (WV VOAD), told MetroNews that 2,300 families statewide have recovered since the flood and the latest surge has been difficult. .

“We knew the last 300 to 400 houses were going to be the most difficult because it would require mitigation, acquisition and family relocation,” Gannaway said.

The goal is to complete about 20 remaining homes through RISE West Virginia by early fall, Gannaway said.

“By the end of this year, we’re going to get everyone back to a home that’s been impacted,” she said, adding that the state is now better prepared to respond to flooding.

New Clendenin Primary School

Clendenin Elementary School was destroyed in the flood and is now being rebuilt on a mountaintop site just off US Route 119 on Wolverton Mountain Road.

FEMA approved $27 million in federal funds for the project in June 2020. The money represents 90% of the total cost.

The new Clendenin Primary School is under construction.

Construction was halted in October 2021 after the discovery of pyritic sulfur in the soil. Officials had hoped to complete the project in August, but a spokesperson for Kanawha County Schools told MetroNews on Wednesday that the timeline for completion was unknown.

“KCS has found acceptable options for new fill earth for the site and is currently negotiating prices,” spokeswoman Briana Warner said in an email. “We still expect to resume construction work at the site this summer. There is no new completion date for the project yet, but once they can resume work, we expect rapid progress. ”

answer 2016

In the days following the flood, then-President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for West Virginia counties. Then-Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency and called the flooding “among the worst in a century”.

Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties were the hardest hit.

One of many homes in the Clendenin community of Kanawha County that was devastated in June 2016.

At the time, Kanawha County Commission Chairman Kent Carper told MetroNews that Clendenin was inaccessible due to high water.

“Clendenin has essentially become an ally. We couldn’t get to Clendenin,” Carper said in 2016.

High water at Greenbrier Resort, owned by the current Governor. Jim Justice, forced a brief closure of the White Sulfur Springs facility.

High school programs were hit statewide, including the Clay County High School Football Team and the Herbert Hoover High School Marching Band. Each of these programs lost equipment in the flood.

In Elkview, a bridge collapsed at the Crossings Mall exit of I-79, leaving shoppers stranded for two days until another access road was built. A new bridge has since been rebuilt.

The towns of Richwood and Rainelle were also under water, but residents never gave up hope.

“It will come back,” Richwood resident Virginia Bennett told MetroNews in 2016. “It will come back stronger than ever.”

Clendenin welcomes new businesses

Since the flood, Clendenin has opened up new bike paths, boat ramps for kayakers and others to use the Elk River, and new Air bnbs are generating much-needed revenue.

Clendenin Brewing Company on Main Street is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Saturday. Co-owners Matt and Nikki Holbert have been busy whipping up seven different beers for customers to try.

Nikki Holbert said their business would be a much-needed boost to the community right now.

“Everybody’s been trying to come back and grow since then, so it’s still a process,” she said.

The Clendenin Library was flooded and is being rebuilt with newsstands in town and a playground across the street.

In addition to single-family homes, new apartments are springing up, including facilities for the elderly.

The city is also building a stage at the end of Main Street where bands can play outside and other events can take place.

“The town of Clendenin is coming back. It’s going to be bigger and it’s going to be better,” Summers said.

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North Carolina Supreme Court rules in favor of solar access https://scotsbeavers.org/north-carolina-supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-solar-access/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/north-carolina-supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-solar-access/ In a case that could impact thousands of planned developments across North Carolina, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday against a Raleigh homeowners association and in favor of one of its residents. – allowing him to keep solar panels on the roof which have been a source of contention since 2018. “Blue Raven Solar couldn’t […]]]>


In a case that could impact thousands of planned developments across North Carolina, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday against a Raleigh homeowners association and in favor of one of its residents. – allowing him to keep solar panels on the roof which have been a source of contention since 2018.

“Blue Raven Solar couldn’t be happier with the Court’s decision,” the company said in a press release. “As the solar contractor who installed the solar system in question, we are justified in our support of our customers and in our fight to make rooftop solar available and affordable to everyone.”

The bipartisan 4-3 opinion helps settle a long-standing dispute between HOAs and would-be solar power owners over the exact meaning of a 2007 Solar Power Access Act, giving planned communities less power to deny rooftop solar than many have claimed.

“This decision will reduce a significant barrier to the residential solar market in North Carolina,” Peter Ledford, general counsel for the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, said in a press release.

Although its rules did not mention solar power, the Belmont Community Association had argued that an exception in the law gave its architectural committee broad authority to prevent signs visible from the street.

On the other side, Tom Farwig — joined by rooftop solar companies, clean energy advocates and the state attorney general — had argued that the law required any HOA bans on panels facing the street like his be explicit.

The Court of Appeals agreed with Belmont, citing the statute’s legislative history and its title to conclude that the legislature intended to give homeowner associations broad power to regulate solar energy.

But Judge Robin Hudson, a Democrat, said the lower court did not need to go beyond the text of the statute to determine that the HOAs were intended to clarify any restrictions on solar power.

“The Court of Appeals violates our rules of statutory interpretation by applying canons of interpretation where the ordinary meaning of the law is clear,” she wrote in a majority opinion, joined by two other Democrats, the Justices Sam Ervin and Anita Earl, and Republican Justice. Tamara Barringer.

Another exception in the law allows HOAs to relocate solar panels as long as the new location does not interfere with their “reasonable use.” But that doesn’t apply to Belmont either, Hudson said, because the panels at the back, facing north of Farwig’s house, would lose about half their productivity.

“We believe that the restriction at issue here has the effect of prohibiting the installation of solar panels and the reasonable use of solar panels and, therefore, the exception contained in paragraph (c) of the Act does not apply. not apply,” Hudson wrote.

A quarter of all North Carolina residents and about 40 percent of homeowners live in more than 14,000 HOA communities statewide. The Court’s ruling could provide new clarity in potentially thousands of these post-2007 developments. To prevent solar panels facing the street, homeowner associations must now do so explicitly in their pledges.

Bryce Bruncati, director of residential sales for 8MSolar, estimates his company alone has 30 to 40 potential customers each year who are denied approval even though their HOA rules don’t reference solar power. For them, the decision is a big step, he said.

“There are now dozens of our customers who are excited to launch their solar projects,” he said. “It opens the door for a lot of people.”

Still, installers and advocates say the 2007 law could be further improved by removing the ability to completely limit street-facing solar power and clarifying that HOAs cannot dictate any placement that would result in lower productivity from more than 10%. House Bill 842, which passed the House last year and is eligible for the Senate, would do just that.

But, says Ledford of the Sustainable Energy Association, the bill would only apply to the hundreds of new HOAs formed each year, not those established since 2007. For the latter category, the court ruling is crucial.

“The North Carolina Supreme Court has now upheld the right to switch to solar power under the law,” said Lauren Bowen, senior attorney and solar initiative lead for the Southern Environmental Law Center. “Homeowners can now be confident that their decision to go solar will not be arbitrarily denied.”

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Network Surveillance Market Worth $3.0 Billion by 2027 https://scotsbeavers.org/network-surveillance-market-worth-3-0-billion-by-2027/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/network-surveillance-market-worth-3-0-billion-by-2027/ CHICAGO, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to a research report “Network Monitoring Market with Impact of COVID-19 by Offer (Equipment, Software and Services), Bandwidth (1 and 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps), Technology (Ethernet, Fiber Optic, InfiniBand), End User and Geography – Global Forecast to 2027″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the network monitoring market is […]]]>

CHICAGO, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to a research report “Network Monitoring Market with Impact of COVID-19 by Offer (Equipment, Software and Services), Bandwidth (1 and 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps), Technology (Ethernet, Fiber Optic, InfiniBand), End User and Geography – Global Forecast to 2027″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the network monitoring market is expected to grow from $2.2 billion in 2022 and should reach $3.0 billion by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2022 to 2027.

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Rising demand for cloud services, growing demand for resilient network monitoring systems to quickly resolve downtime issues as well as the need for continuous monitoring due to increasing network complexity and security concerns are expected to fuel the growth of the network monitoring market.

“Network monitoring market for enterprise segment is expected to hold the largest share from 2022 to 2027”

The enterprise segment held the largest share of the network monitoring market in 2021 and is expected to maintain its dominant position throughout the forecast period. High performance connectivity, constant availability, high throughput, and high reliability are required by advanced enterprise applications to handle large amounts of data. To meet these requirements, network monitoring is being integrated into enterprises.

“Software and services will dominate the network monitoring market over the forecast period”

The network monitoring for software and services market held a larger share in 2021 and is expected to follow the trend during the forecast period. Cross-domain management operations, the software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based network management market, and performance SLAs in cloud monitoring are expected to redefine traditional network management. Additionally, increasing network complexity, converging technologies, and the growing implementation of virtualization are expected to transform network management technologies, tools, and practices.

“Network Monitoring Market for InfiniBand Technology to Witness Highest CAGR During Forecast Period”

InfiniBand-based network monitoring equipment is adopted to reduce network equipment costs and meet requirements for high bandwidth, low latency computing, storage and management on a single fabric. InfiniBand addresses IT infrastructure challenges by providing consumers with superior performance, reduced complexity, the highest interconnect efficiency, and reliable, stable connections. InfiniBand offers excellent performance and latency products, supporting connections up to 120 Gbps. It was created to enable efficient scalability of multiple systems. Inter-tier communication, application clustering, inter-processor communication, and storage networking are just a few of the markets that require RAS capabilities and high-bandwidth QoS. However, at present, only a few companies are involved in the development of this technology. Although the market for InfiniBand switching systems is small, it is expected to grow at the highest rate over the next few years.

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North America held a major share of the network monitoring market in 2021 and is expected to follow the trend by 2027″

North America held the largest market share in 2021 and a similar trend is expected to continue during the forecast period. This can be attributed to growing IT capacity needs and increasing adoption of new data center technologies. The market in the United States is expected to see greater traction as a significant number of organizations are likely to opt for cloud services to save their initial cost of building new data centers for business continuity. Additionally, the United States is home to global cloud service providers as well as companies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft (USA), which provide data center infrastructure. Moreover, the leading companies in the network monitoring market represent more than half of the turnover and are based in the United States.

Key Players of Network Monitoring Market are Gigamon (US), NETSCOUT (US), Keysight Technologies (US), Viavi, APCON (US) and Garland Technology (US), Cisco (US), Broadcom (US), Arista Networks (US), Juniper Networks, Inc. (US), Zenoss (US) are some of the network monitoring market leaders. Apart from these, Network Critical (UK), CALIENT Technologies (CALIENT) (US), Netgear (US), Motadata (US), Riverbed Technology (US), Accedian Networks (US), Datadog (US), Kentik (US), Auvik Networks (Canada), LogicMonitor (USA) and Paessler (Germany) are among the few emerging companies in the network monitoring market.

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Fans want 70-mile park system along SC’s Black River https://scotsbeavers.org/fans-want-70-mile-park-system-along-scs-black-river/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 00:52:15 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/fans-want-70-mile-park-system-along-scs-black-river/ FILE – Residents watch rising flood waters along the Black River Swamp in Kingstree, SC, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. A coalition working to connect 70 miles of local, state and private parks in South Carolina, says the Black River Water Trail and Park Network would help mitigate the impact of flooding due to global warming. […]]]>

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FILE – Residents watch rising flood waters along the Black River Swamp in Kingstree, SC, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. A coalition working to connect 70 miles of local, state and private parks in South Carolina, says the Black River Water Trail and Park Network would help mitigate the impact of flooding due to global warming. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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A coalition working to connect a dozen local, state and private parks along 113 kilometers of Black River in South Carolina has released a plan. Now all they need is $45 million to complete the project.

The Black River Water Trail and Park Network would begin at Kingstree in Williamsburg County and meander along the dark, slow-moving river to where it meets the Pee Dee River just north of Georgetown.

The system would include South Carolina’s newest state park, a location along the river that the institute is donating to the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It would also include Black River Landing in Kingstree, the publicly accessible Black River Cypress Preserve and The Nature Conservancy’s Black River Preserve and Rocky Point Community Forest in Georgetown.

Supporters are asking for money from the federal government, state lawmakers, COVID-19 aid, other grants and private donations.

For centuries, the Black River has been the center of travel, business, and life near the South Carolina coast. The river system could highlight all of this, said Maria Whitehead, vice president of land for the Southeast at the Open Space Institute.

“The master plan harnesses the potential of this amazing and ecologically vital river by creating a world-class park system that will also provide recreation, tourism and flood resistance,” said Whitehead.

The network would include campsites, flood-proof treehouses, hiking trails, boardwalks, picnic shelters and a visitor center.

“A visitor can spend a few hours picnicking or hiking at one of the sites,” said Gates Roll, owner of guide service Black Water Outside. “Or, for the more adventurous, set up a kayak at Kingstree and spend a week paddling to Rocky Point stopping and camping at the many park sites along the way.”

The plan would also alleviate the problems of catastrophic flooding. By keeping the floodplain undeveloped, the land acts as a sponge for excess water and slows it down, allowing more of it to be absorbed over time, said resilience manager Ben Duncan. in South Carolina.

“By protecting the lands along the river, we have the tremendous opportunity to save area residents and businesses from the devastation resulting from the extreme flooding that is becoming more and more frequent,” Duncan said.

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Knowledge Network drops longtime CEO months after diversity audit https://scotsbeavers.org/knowledge-network-drops-longtime-ceo-months-after-diversity-audit/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:49:34 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/knowledge-network-drops-longtime-ceo-months-after-diversity-audit/ Knowledge Network has fired its longtime chairman and CEO, citing the need for the organization to ‘evolve’ after an audit this year found major shortcomings in the amount of production money being offered to colored producers in relation to whites. The network confirmed the dismissal of Rudy Buttignol in a press release on Friday. The […]]]>

Knowledge Network has fired its longtime chairman and CEO, citing the need for the organization to ‘evolve’ after an audit this year found major shortcomings in the amount of production money being offered to colored producers in relation to whites.

The network confirmed the dismissal of Rudy Buttignol in a press release on Friday. The announcement did not directly mention the racial equity audit released in February, but did say the council was looking to expand.

“The board has determined that now is the time to renew as it considers the future and how best to move the organization forward,” reads the message from the network’s board of directors.

“The Board is looking for new opportunities to build on the success of Knowledge Network as the organization evolves and adapts to changes in the broadcasting industry and the changing needs of British Columbians.”

Buttignol’s dismissal is effective June 30.

This year’s audit found that Knowledge Network spent more than 98% of its pre-licensing funding – the money set aside to launch original programming in exchange for the first broadcast rights – on production companies with what was described as “undiversified” owners over the previous seven years.

That left just 1.7% of the funding for production companies owned by people of color, and nothing for majority-Indigenous companies.

A table in the February report details how Knowledge Network’s pre-licensing funding has been awarded over the past seven years. (Knowledge Network)

Knowledge Network, which has been BC’s free public broadcaster since 1981, is funded by an annual operating grant from the provincial government and more than 40,000 individual donors. Its commercial-free programming, available via cable and streaming, ranges from documentaries and dramas to children’s shows.

Buttignol told CBC in February he had “major reservations” about the audit’s findings, but acknowledged the network had “a lot of work to do.”

He said the network’s focus until last year was to look at diversity within a project’s creative leaders — directors and writers, for example — not ownership of a production company.

Buttignol’s audit and response sparked an open letter and a petition of several producers in British Columbia calling for its replacement.

“It’s a shame that it happened like that”

Nilesh Patel, documentary filmmaker and executive director of Racial Equity Screen Office, said Buttignol’s departure was expected but “disappointing”.

“The board has clearly lost faith in Rudy’s ability to take on this transformational change,” Patel, who is not a co-author of the open letter, said in an interview Friday.

“Rudy has so much experience and so many connections in a really insular industry in Canada and so much knowledge. … If he could have done this job, it would have been very helpful in bringing racial equity to this organization.

“It would have been the best of both worlds…it’s a shame it turned out like this.”

In response to the audit, the network said it would commission 50% of its feature documentaries and shorts over the next three years from independent, black and color production companies, and more than 25% of those films from BC- independent aboriginal production companies.

Buttignol was president and CEO of the network for 15 years. The network said it would begin “a comprehensive national recruiting process” in July to find its replacement.

Patel said it was no small rental.

“They really should be focused on finding someone who has the qualifications for the racial equity mandate…as well as the pragmatics of hiring someone who fits the CEO role of a public broadcaster,” did he declare.

“They should be more careful than just going to a headhunter.”

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Detroit’s Untapped Energy Savings Potential https://scotsbeavers.org/detroits-untapped-energy-savings-potential/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:15:22 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/detroits-untapped-energy-savings-potential/ EFFICIENCY: A growing number of Detroit commercial building owners are adopting energy efficiency measures to reduce energy waste, costs and emissions, while experts see significant potential to do more across the city. (Energy News Network/Planet Detroit) OIL GAS:• Federal environmental officials respond to a spill of thousands of gallons of petroleum-like material in the Flint […]]]>

EFFICIENCY: A growing number of Detroit commercial building owners are adopting energy efficiency measures to reduce energy waste, costs and emissions, while experts see significant potential to do more across the city. (Energy News Network/Planet Detroit)

OIL GAS:
• Federal environmental officials respond to a spill of thousands of gallons of petroleum-like material in the Flint River in eastern Michigan. (MLive)
• Oil and gas production in North Dakota dropped 20% in April from the previous month, although state officials say the number of rigs is slowly increasing. (Minot Daily News)

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GRID:
• Amid sweltering temperatures and widespread power outages, Ohio utilities ask customers to save energy and turn off power to certain areas to avoid wider power outages; state regulators are expected to meet with utility leaders this week to discuss how to prevent similar problems in the future. (WTOL, Columbus Dispatch, WBNS)
• Michigan utility officials and regulators say the state’s grid is ready for an upcoming heat wavealthough climate change is expected to increase the challenges on the system. (Michigan Bridge)
• A federal energy laboratory will study how climate change is likely to threaten power grid infrastructurestarting with the ComEd system in Illinois. (E&E News)
• The PJM network manager offers a “first ready, first served” interconnection process to clear a backlog of pending generation projects. (Utility Diving)

COAL: County officials discuss next steps after an environmental group won a lawsuit that will force Duke Energy to change its plan to clean up a coal ash pond in southern Indiana. (Reporter-Times)

SOLAR:
• Central Indiana County Officials reject a developer’s request for a land designation that would have opened up the potential for tax incentives on a 1,600-acre solar project. (Review Review)
• Central Ohio County Officials approve a resolution give the cantons the power to prohibit future commercial solar projects. (Union County Daily Digital)
• Alliant Energy is poised to be the largest owner and operator of solar generation in Wisconsin as regulators greenlight a 414 MW project. (PV Magazine)

CLIMATE: Wisconsin’s natural resources secretary says the state is be very carrefully to the impacts of climate change that are already being felt across the state with warming temperatures and increased rainfall. (Wisconsin Examiner)

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NUCLEAR: The Beyond Nuclear Campaign is leading an effort urging Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to abandon a strategy to reopen the closed Palisades nuclear plant in southwestern Michigan. (RTO Insider, subscription)

COMMENT: A Sierra Club representative says Iowa should “balance its power grid by add more solar to its best-in-class wind power,” while reducing dependence on volatile fossil fuel prices. (Des Moines Registry)

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CDCC Joins Delaware Imaging Network for Ribbon Cutting https://scotsbeavers.org/cdcc-joins-delaware-imaging-network-for-ribbon-cutting/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 20:55:54 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/cdcc-joins-delaware-imaging-network-for-ribbon-cutting/ DOVER – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Delaware Imaging Network on March 1. The event took place at the Delaware Imaging Network at 710 S. Queen Street in Dover. Chamber members and friends joined the Delaware Imaging Network team to celebrate their new name and partnership with Mid […]]]>

DOVER – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Delaware Imaging Network on March 1.

The event took place at the Delaware Imaging Network at 710 S. Queen Street in Dover. Chamber members and friends joined the Delaware Imaging Network team to celebrate their new name and partnership with Mid Del Imaging.

The mission of the Delaware Imaging Network is to provide quality, convenient and professional imaging services to the community at two to three times the cost of hospital imaging services. They have partnered with Mid Del Imagining to provide imaging services to the Kent County area. As a comprehensive diagnostic imaging center, the Delaware Imaging Network’s goal is to provide current technologies used to visualize the human body in order to make an appropriate diagnosis, monitor bodily activity, and treat medical conditions.

Delaware Imaging Network is pleased to offer subspecialty radiologists who specialize in specific problems requiring imaging services. The company now provides X-ray, MRI, CT, Dexa and Mammography services to the Kent County community. In addition to this, the company offers ultrasound, nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy, and bone density measurements at significantly lower rates than hospitals.

Delaware Imaging Network formed in 2018 by two of Delaware’s leading imaging providers, Papastavros Associates Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Associates. They have provided services in Wilmington, Newark, Glasgow and Middletown for over 50 years and are expanding to Dover with the purchase of the Mid Del Imaging site. This company is delighted to serve the Kent County area as independent imaging services have been very limited until now.

Delaware Imaging Network is a member of the Central Delaware community, and they are eager to give back. Their company will be sponsoring Dover Little League this year, as well as running their own walks to raise money for various ailments. Delaware Imaging Network is also the presenting sponsor of the annual ACS Breast Cancer Walk. In addition to these wonderful community fundraising efforts, the Delaware Imaging Network continually saves its patients thousands of dollars over hospital rates. Through these supportive initiatives, Delaware Imaging Network hopes to become synonymous with the Dover community.

To learn more about the Delaware Imaging Network, visit or call 302-388-0876.

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Overcoming cancer, with kindness and grace – School News Network https://scotsbeavers.org/overcoming-cancer-with-kindness-and-grace-school-news-network/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:52:43 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/overcoming-cancer-with-kindness-and-grace-school-news-network/ Kenowa Hills –Senior Jestin Schulte remembers his freshman year of high school as the last “normal” year he had. Not only did the Class of 2022 spend part of their sophomore and freshman year learning virtually while dealing with canceled plans during a global pandemic, but Jestin faced another battle of resilience when he was […]]]>

Kenowa Hills –Senior Jestin Schulte remembers his freshman year of high school as the last “normal” year he had.

Not only did the Class of 2022 spend part of their sophomore and freshman year learning virtually while dealing with canceled plans during a global pandemic, but Jestin faced another battle of resilience when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, halfway through his junior year.

“I’ve had growing pains in my leg all my life, and when I was 16, (my doctor) told me I shouldn’t have it anymore,” he said. “We didn’t know what it was, but we found out it was something in my bone. After a biopsy, I was diagnosed with bone cancer in February 2021.”

On June 16, 2021, Jestin underwent what he called “massive” surgery to replace his femur. As part of his recovery, he walked on crutches for six months and received physical therapy twice a week.

His student life changed when he traded the classroom for his bedroom and his classmates for his parents. Pandemic restrictions have also prevented friends and family from visiting.

“It was hard to be home alone with just my parents at first, but eventually the restrictions opened up where my friends could come,” he said. “We talked and played video games to occupy my mind.”

When he felt like it, Jestin and his friends would also go fishing in the nearby lakes and ponds.

Friends were instrumental in making sure he got his schoolwork done and that his teachers were supported and worked with him to navigate learning from home. A teacher even sent her a box of candy after learning of her diagnosis.

“I was a bit worried about falling behind, but the teachers helped me and I carried on as best I could,” he said.

After a year of battling cancer, elder Jestin Schulte started playing lacrosse again his senior year

Spencer Vanderheide, a special education teacher at Kenowa Hills High School, described Jestin as “the definition of resilience” and “a selfless and giving young adult.”

“In addition to our world fighting a collective battle over the past two years, Jestin was fighting his own,” Vanderheide said. “I appreciated how open and honest Jestin was about his healing journey. He has already used his story to encourage others in our class to keep fighting and keep going. Kenowa High School Hills is definitely a better place thanks to him.

English teacher David Lyons attributes Jestin’s recovery to his positive attitude.

“Jestin entered the battle with the attitude he was going to win. He attacked cancer and yet his spirit of kindness and grace remained intact throughout,” Lyons said. is good in the world.”

“What I went through was tough, but (it) made me mature faster and taught me how to live life, spend quality time with my friends and family, and that the little things matter more than the big ones.”

–Jestin Schulte

Jestin’s battle continued, with chemotherapy through the summer before his senior year and through the fall semester.

“The chemotherapy treatments were treacherous,” he explained. “I was bouncing between school and treatment and going from Thursday night to Sunday in the hospital. Sometimes I had to stay longer if I wasn’t feeling well.

Getting McDonald’s for dinner on Thursday night, he said, served as a silver lining for pain, discomfort and nausea.

In addition to his teachers, Jestin said he was grateful to the doctors and nurses who cared for him during his surgery and hospital visits, as well as to principal Nate Robrahn and Randy Barber, his trainer. lacrosse since seventh grade.

As a child, Jestin Schulte enjoyed playing sports and fishing with his father.

Back in the field

A long-time mentor when he was a senior, Jestin said his coach supported him every step of the way.

“Coach Barber is an amazing lacrosse coach, and when he heard about my cancer, he became even more supportive and someone to talk to and look up to,” he said. “He was there for me and stayed in touch throughout my treatment process during and beyond our lacrosse season.”

Jestin’s teammates too create and sell t-shirts to help the Schulte family with medical expenses.

Towards the end of his freshman year, support came from beyond Michigan when Jestin received a call from HEADstrong Foundationa Philadelphia nonprofit created by a college athlete with terminal cancer to raise awareness and funds.

The organization sent merchandise and helped arrange a tour of the University of Michigan lacrosse facilities and for Jestin and his parents, coach and a few teammates to attend a practice.

Good news

Nearly a year after his diagnosis, the Schulte family met with Jestin’s doctors to discuss his most recent scans.

“It was the best news in the world when they told me I was in remission,” he said. “My parents were excited and my mother cried.”

The second best news: Jestin felt good enough to play his last season of lacrosse.

“My run looks weird and I haven’t played much, but I still had some playing time and I need to be back with the team,” he said.

Principal Robrahn chimed in, “Did he tell you he scored a goal in his last game?” We had some tough times, but he kept showing up and we’re still proud of (him).”

Jestin is heading to Grand Valley State University in the fall with the goal of eventually pursuing a career in medicine.

“Going to school will move me forward in life and away from the madness of COVID and chemo,” he said. “What I went through was tough, but (it) made me mature faster and taught me how to live life, spend quality time with my friends and family, and that the little things matter more than the big ones.”

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UK sets up network to address food safety issues https://scotsbeavers.org/uk-sets-up-network-to-address-food-safety-issues/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 04:09:53 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/uk-sets-up-network-to-address-food-safety-issues/ A food safety network has been set up in the UK to try to reduce the burden of food poisoning. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have invested £1.6 million ($2 million) in the platform, which will be hosted by the Quadram Institute. UK estimates show there […]]]>

A food safety network has been set up in the UK to try to reduce the burden of food poisoning.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have invested £1.6 million ($2 million) in the platform, which will be hosted by the Quadram Institute.

UK estimates show there are 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness a year with an annual cost of £9 billion ($11.1 billion), of which £6 billion (7 .4 billion) from unknown causes.

Campylobacter and Salmonella have the greatest economic impact, but Listeria has the highest mortality rate.

The UK Food Safety Research Network will connect industry, food and health policy makers and academia on common research priorities to protect the UK from foodborne risks. It will coordinate and fund cross-sector work and training that responds to current and emerging challenges.

Matt Gilmour, Cluster Leader and Network Leader of the Quadram Institute, said food safety is threatened by persistent and emerging threats.

“This threat is exemplified by microbes spreading between the environment, animals and humans, with foodborne exposures being a means of transmission of pathogens and new antimicrobial resistance genes from agriculture. “, did he declare.

“The challenge is to take an integrated and unified approach to these issues from agriculture and the environment to food production and human health, in what is called a One Health approach. To do this, we must collaborate with the food industry and other associated industries to share research and innovation and provide training activities.

Helps fight foodborne illnesses
Network members will identify areas of research that will have significant impacts on food security in the UK and share the knowledge generated within the network with food security stakeholders

“Foodborne illness is a major cause of illness in the UK population and imposes a significant burden on both those infected and on the economy,” said Robin May, chief scientific adviser at the FSA.

“The network will ensure that the FSA is well placed to address foodborne disease challenges by bringing together experts from government, industry and academia to address current and emerging food safety issues in the UK. “

Melanie Welham, executive chair of the BBSRC, said food poisoning had a major impact on people’s health and on the economy.

“The new UK Food Safety Research Network presents a tangible and exciting opportunity for collaborations between a range of experts to improve our understanding of foodborne illness and identify new ways to predict, prevent, to effectively respond to and recover from such illnesses in the future.”

(To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)

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Summit County unveils plan to spend $35 million to create broadband network for public safety: Stimulus Watch https://scotsbeavers.org/summit-county-unveils-plan-to-spend-35-million-to-create-broadband-network-for-public-safety-stimulus-watch/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:25:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/summit-county-unveils-plan-to-spend-35-million-to-create-broadband-network-for-public-safety-stimulus-watch/ Summit County on Friday announced plans to build a $35 million broadband network to improve internet speeds for first responders and local governments. If approved, the network, dubbed Summit Connects, will consist of a 125-mile “ring of fiber optic cable” that connects the county and its 31 municipal governments to ultra-high-speed internet, according to a […]]]>

Summit County on Friday announced plans to build a $35 million broadband network to improve internet speeds for first responders and local governments.

If approved, the network, dubbed Summit Connects, will consist of a 125-mile “ring of fiber optic cable” that connects the county and its 31 municipal governments to ultra-high-speed internet, according to a county press release.

Broadband internet will be used to assist police, fire and EMS. A $22 million data center part of the project will help store and back up government information, Summit County spokeswoman Greta Johnson said.

The $35 million project would be funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, according to the release.

“The American Rescue Plan Act has provided Summit County with a unique opportunity to make targeted investments in local infrastructure. In addition to funding critical water and sewer projects, ARPA funds allow us to position our county for the future,” Summit County Council Chairperson Elizabeth Walters said in the release. .

Summit Connects aims to provide gigabit internet speed, which is about seven times faster than the 2021 averagefixed broadband in the United States, according to an annual report by the Federal Communications Commission.

The first phase of the public broadband network, which includes both the fiber optic network and a data center, is intended to increase internet speeds for public safety and governments. Summit County plans to build the data center with $22 million in general capital improvement funds, according to the news release. Both are expected to be operational by 2025.

Next week, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro plans to seek a contract award from Thrasher Group for the fiber ring design and Mann Parsons Gray Architects for the data center design, according to the press release. Neither contract will exceed $100,000, according to the press release.

After the first phase of the project is complete, Summit County will “explore the feasibility” of expanding services to businesses and residents, according to the news release.

Summit County and the City of Fairlawn plan to create a “council of governments” to own and operate Summit Connects through a partnership pending approval, Johnson said.

The $35 million investment in broadband expansion includes a significant portion of Summit County’s $105.1 Million ARPA Fundsaccording to the US Treasury.

Expanding broadband service is the cornerstone of the $1.9 trillion U.S. bailout law passed in March 2021. Municipalities in northeast Ohio have come up with their own methods to expand broadband using ARPA funding in recent months.

Earlier this week, Cuyahoga County gave final approval to a $19.4 million contract for nonprofit PCs for People to provide broadband to approximately 25,000 county residents. The City of Cleveland approved spending $20 million on broadband expansion in 2021, and Mayor Justin Bibb promised more details about the project this month.

The Summit County project differs from the Cuyahoga County project in several respects. Cuyahoga County does not plan to lay additional fiber optic cables using its ARPA money. Instead, the county is paying PCs for People to provide wireless high-speed Internet access to residents for $15 a month. The Summit County project focuses more on the government developing its own internet capabilities using super-fast wired internet.

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