Canine registry – Codogfederation http://codogfederation.org/ Wed, 04 May 2022 13:40:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://codogfederation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-71-120x120.png Canine registry – Codogfederation http://codogfederation.org/ 32 32 RefleXion Announces Evidence-Based Registry to Assess Treatment Impact at All Stages of Cancer | Business https://codogfederation.org/reflexion-announces-evidence-based-registry-to-assess-treatment-impact-at-all-stages-of-cancer-business/ Tue, 03 May 2022 14:42:14 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/reflexion-announces-evidence-based-registry-to-assess-treatment-impact-at-all-stages-of-cancer-business/ HAYWARD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 3, 2022– RefleXion Medicala therapeutic oncology company pioneering the use of biology-guided radiation therapy (BgRT)* for all stages of cancer, today announced the enrollment of the first patient in its PREMIER Registry, a prospective outcome registry clinics with real evidence for patients with all stages of cancer, at University of Texas (UT) […]]]>

HAYWARD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 3, 2022–

RefleXion Medicala therapeutic oncology company pioneering the use of biology-guided radiation therapy (BgRT)* for all stages of cancer, today announced the enrollment of the first patient in its PREMIER Registry, a prospective outcome registry clinics with real evidence for patients with all stages of cancer, at University of Texas (UT) Southwest in Dallas.

The PREMIER registry was created to collect data to demonstrate the impact of RefleXion® X1 radiation therapy system, the first-ever system with onboard fast fan-beam KVCT, on patients with all types of solid tumors and lymphomas. The registry will expand to include BgRT procedures, a new radiation therapy treatment modality that uses signals detected by positron emission tomography (PET) to guide radiation therapy. The X1 is the first and only system designed with embedded PET detectors. The PREMIER registry will assess health-related quality of life, acute and long-term side effects in patients, and cancer-related outcomes.

“We believe that tailoring radiation therapy plans based on the tumor’s response to the first dose of radiation will be a key element in combining radiation therapy with drug therapies, such as targeted and immuno-oncology agents,” said Tu Dan, MD., assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. “However, to fully understand the utility of this approach, robust and accurate data collected through longitudinal parameters in prospective registries, such as RefleXion’s PREMIER registry, is imperative.”

The PREMIER registry will include extensive baseline data as well as follow-up data collected at the end of treatment and then again at three, six, nine, 12, 18 and 24 months. The registry will enroll a minimum of 750 patients from a minimum of four sites across the United States.

“Our prospective registry will capture and organize an unprecedented level of data, including patient information, demographics, tumors, biomarkers, imaging and treatment for all stages of cancer,” said Sean Shirvani, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at RefleXion. “Our hope is that collecting this rich repository of information before, during and after treatment will allow our clinical partners to study and identify the factors that best determine cancer outcomes, which could then provide patients the information they need to make better decisions about their care.

Prospective registries define specific information and characteristics in advance, before data collection or the impacts of a treatment are known, including the monitoring interval for patient follow-up. Known as longitudinal data over time, it improves data accuracy because it minimizes reliance on patient recall. Therefore, prospective registries can establish stronger associations between the treatment given and a patient’s outcome.

About RefleXion Medical

Reflection is a private company developing the first biology-guided radiotherapy system, a significant shift in strategy from single tumor therapy to the ability to one day treat multiple tumors during the same treatment session in cancers that have metastasized. Currently, the RefleXion X1 machine is licensed for the administration of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). The company is also developing BgRT, which integrates Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging data to allow tumors to continuously report their location. BgRT technology will synchronize this data with the linear accelerator to direct radiation therapy to tumors with sub-second latency.

*RefleXion® X1 is cleared for SBRT/SRS/IMRT. BgRT is pending regulatory review and is not commercially available.

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Moving from an Internet Registry to an IoT Registry https://codogfederation.org/moving-from-an-internet-registry-to-an-iot-registry/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 19:40:05 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/moving-from-an-internet-registry-to-an-iot-registry/ As the name suggests, the Internet of Things (IoT) should be an extension of the Internet. However, in reality, most IoT applications are Siled infrastructures. We will analyze the main challenges in the IoT and explain how an internet ledger could be developed to provide a integrated security and privacy Identity and access management a […]]]>

As the name suggests, the Internet of Things (IoT) should be an extension of the Internet. However, in reality, most IoT applications are Siled infrastructures. We will analyze the main challenges in the IoT and explain how an internet ledger could be developed to provide a integrated security and privacy Identity and access management a service for IoT.

Freedom: Tim Berners-Lee, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, referred to internet freedom as—“I should be able to choose the apps I use to manage my life, I should be able to choose the content I watch, and I should be able to choose the device I use, the company I use to provide my internet, and I would like them to be independent choices. The freedom that Tim Berners-Lee expects is possible on the Internet, but not in the IoT. Most IoT applications are Enclosed gardens, limiting users to specific devices, technologies or applications. The freedom to choose has increasingly become a necessity in the IoT, and hence, efforts are being made in the form of software suites or technologies to provide more choice to consumers. IoT technologies like LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) guarantees freedom of choice by providing open specifications to make products available from multiple vendors.

Interoperability: It is natural to expect interoperability between different applications to access a service on the Internet. For example, one can use any browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox to access a website. Similarly, one can send an email to anyone using any messaging application. Imagine a scenario where someone with a Gmail account can only send mail to users with a Gmail account and not to Yahoo or Outlook users. The IoT consumer currently has the hassle of installing and using dozens to hundreds of separate apps to access different IoT services (e.g. Alexa, Apple, Samsung, Smart lights at home, pet tracker, pacemaker etc. ). For example, you cannot control a Philips bulb with Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, limiting interoperability between services from one product to another, unlike the Internet.

Number portability: allows users to keep their phone number when switching between mobile network operators. On the Internet, with domain names as persistent identifiers, it is possible to use the same domain name even when the web server’s IP address changes. According to BEREC report on the IoT, switching connectivity service providers requires a hardware change, such as replacing the connectivity module.

End-to-end security: is mainly provided inside the IoT walled garden. When the need arises to communicate securely with stakeholders outside the walled garden, certain challenges must be met. In LoRaWAN, for example, pre-shared cryptographic keys enable secure communication with multiple stakeholders. The downside is that pre-shared keys, as the name suggests, must be shared before communication, which reduces the possibility of dynamic and secure communication like on the Internet.

Privacy: Beyond the content of messages exchanged by IoT devices, user privacy can be compromised by the associated communications metadata. Credentials exposed in network traffic are a source of privacy concerns. For example, the identification of a medical device in a household could reveal a medical condition of one of the inhabitants, considered sensitive by the European GDPR regulation.

Addressing the above challenges by a DNS-based IoT registry

We have two important identifiers on the Internet – IP addresses and domain names. The Domain Naming System (DNS) maps domain names to IP addresses. There are heterogeneous identifiers and registries in the IoT, ranging from local scope to global scope. If the different identifiers are to be globally visible and interoperable, one option is to provide them in the Internet’s naming service, ie DNS.

Integrating heterogeneous IoT namespaces to be delegated under DNS solves two major issues: firsta particular company, industry, or alliance of companies could independently operate and manage their respective IoT namespaces. Second, it is possible to interoperate between these different IoT namespaces for credential resolution and service discovery. Thus, providing the freedom of choice for IoT identity management and the ability to interoperate between IoT walled gardens.

Number portability becomes possible when IoT identifiers are provisioned and resolved via DNS. Changing the IoT identifier pointer to the new connectivity service in the DNS zone allows the IoT device to be discovered or resolved through the new connectivity carrier without the need to replace the IoT hardware. This is how it is done even for mobile number portability using services such as GSMA Research Toolwhich is DNS-based.

As discussed previously, the Security The fabric in IoT involving multiple stakeholders using pre-shared keys is difficult to scale dynamically. Asymmetric keys using public key infrastructure (PKI) have worked well for secure internet communication and cannot be used in the IoT due to the size of certificates and the cost involved. It is not possible to send an X.509 digital certificate (about 2000 bytes) over a LoRaWAN communication, whose maximum frame size could be 51 bytes. With its project partners (Figure 1), Afnic is experimenting with IETF standards to compress X.509 certificates with Concise representation of binary objects (CBOR) for IoT devices and use the DANE Transport Layer Security Authentication (TLSA) records that store an SHA 256 certificate fingerprint rather than the entire certificate.

Figure 1: Afnic R&D work with multiple partners to solve different IoT challenges

Since credentials serve as the primary interface for accessing IoT data, they can expose personal information. Afnic with the PIVOT project partners is working on grouping named content into different content types to reflect application types and services. The objective is to use the DNS integrated PKI infrastructure to privacy-preserving the IoT.

Figure 2: Evolution from Internet Registry to IoT Registry using DNS as Naming Service

The Role of Internet Registries in the IoT

For all IoT credentials to be visible within the global Internet perimeter, the only operationally feasible way is to provision them in DNS. Therefore, Internet naming registries, with their long experience in domain name registration management, DNS resolution and expertise, should also be able to play the role of a registry in the IoT domain. .

Afnic embarked on this evolutionary journey with more than 12 years of R&D experience after having influenced two standards (GS1, LoRa Alliance) to include the DNS and worked with multiple industrial and institutional partners in France and in Germany. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive IoT registry package that facilitates IoT provisioning, remediation, security and privacy.

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Music by Queen, Journey and Alicia Keys joins the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress https://codogfederation.org/music-by-queen-journey-and-alicia-keys-joins-the-national-recording-registry-at-the-library-of-congress/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 16:30:38 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/music-by-queen-journey-and-alicia-keys-joins-the-national-recording-registry-at-the-library-of-congress/ Freddie Mercury, Alicia Keys, Neal Schon Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty; Rich Fury/Getty; Jim Spellman/WireImage Freddie Mercury, Alicia Keys and Neal Schon Queen, Journeyand Alicia’s Keys are among the last artists whose work will be archived and preserved by the United States government. Wednesday, the Library of Congress unveiled the 25 historically significant songs, albums and other […]]]>

Freddie Mercury, Alicia Keys, Neal Schon

Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty; Rich Fury/Getty; Jim Spellman/WireImage Freddie Mercury, Alicia Keys and Neal Schon

Queen, Journeyand Alicia’s Keys are among the last artists whose work will be archived and preserved by the United States government.

Wednesday, the Library of Congress unveiled the 25 historically significant songs, albums and other recordings that will be inducted into the National Recording Registry in 2022 and preserved for their significant contributions to American culture. The register was created in 2000, and the Library of Congress chooses 25 new titles to archive each year.

This year, albums joining the National Recording Registry include Duke Ellington’s Ellington to Newport (1956), Max Roach’s We insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite (1960), The Shirelles Tonight is evening (1961), by Terry Riley In C (1968), by Linda Rondstadt Songs of Mi Padre (1987), At Bonnie Raitt’s Just in time (1989), A tribe called Quest’s The low-end theory (1991), Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 rooms) [1993], Buena Vista Social Club (1997), and Keys’ Songs in A minor.

“I just think [Songs in A Minor] was so pure,” Keys, 41, told the Library of Congress of her album’s inclusion. “People hadn’t really seen a woman in Timberlands and cornrows and really 100% of the streets of New York playing classical music and mixing it with soul music and R&B… And people might relate to it. And I love that.”

Songs of Mi Padre is an album that I’ve always wanted to do because of my Mexican heritage,” Rondstadt, 75, said of the Grammy-winning album. “I love the musical traditions that come with it. I always thought they were world class songs. And I thought those were songs whose music could transcend the language barrier.”

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Singles welcomed to the roster for 2022 include James P. Johnson’s “Harlem Strut” (1921), Ernest Tubb’s “Walking the Floor Over You” (1941), Soul Stirrers’ “Jesus Gave Me Water” (1950), Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” (1961), Andy Williams’ “Moon River” (1962), “It’s a Small World” by the Disneyland Boys Choir (1964), “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” by the Four Tops (1966), Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975), Voyage of “Do not stop Believing” (1981), and Ricky Martin’s “Living La Vida Loca” (1999).

“[‘Don’t Stop Believin”]over the years, has become something that has a life of its own,” Steve Perry, lead singer of Journey, told the Library of Congress. “It’s about the people who embraced it and found the lyrics to be something they could relate to and hold on to and sing along to.”

“I believe that the energy of a movement is what dominates in this song [Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca”] about Latinos, Latino empowerment,” said Draco Rosa, who co-wrote the 1999 Grammy-winning hit. “Life is full of great suffering, and ‘La Vida Loca’ is just the opposite. . Let’s party, shall we?!”

In addition to songs and albums, the National Recording Registry also offers historical recordings, from radio broadcasts to public speeches. Non-musical recordings joining the Library of Congress this year are a comprehensive collection of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential speeches from 1933 to 1945, writer Norman Corwin’s “On a Note of Triumph” (May 8, 1945), a broadcast baseball player Hank’s Aaron’s 715th career home run (April 8, 1974), WNYC radio station broadcasts for the day of 9/11 (September 11, 2001), and an episode of WTF with Marc Maron podcast featuring an interview with the late Robin Williams (April 26, 2010).

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Songs by Wu-Tang, Alicia Keys added to recording registry https://codogfederation.org/songs-by-wu-tang-alicia-keys-added-to-recording-registry/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 09:10:53 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/songs-by-wu-tang-alicia-keys-added-to-recording-registry/ NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Critically acclaimed debut albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin’s Latin pop mega hit “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” are among the recordings inducted this year in the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25 historic songs, albums, recordings and even a […]]]>

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Critically acclaimed debut albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin’s Latin pop mega hit “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” are among the recordings inducted this year in the National Recording Registry.

The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25 historic songs, albums, recordings and even a podcast that will be preserved as significant contributions to American culture and history.

Keys’ “Songs In A Minor”, released in 2001, introduced the young New York musician to the world with her unique fusion of jazz, R&B and hip hop and won her five Grammy awards. With songs like “Fallin'”, the album was certified seven times multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Staten Island’s Wu-Tang Clan Collective, featuring RZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and more, released their highly influential debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” in 1993, which combined East Coast hardcore rap centered on storylines and kung fu movie clips.

Other albums included were Linda Ronstadt’s “Canciones de Mi Padre”, a musical tribute to her Mexican-American roots, Grammy-winning Bonnie Raitt’s “Nick of Time”, A Tribe’s “The Low End Theory”. Called Quest, and the Cuban musical ensemble’s self-titled debut album “Buena Vista Social Club”, which also inspired a film of the same name.

Other songs now on the roster include Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”, Ernest Tubb’s “Walking the Floor Over You”, Andy Williams’ “Moon River”, and “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”. from The Four Tops.

The song Four Tops was written by the songwriting trio Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier and became a No. 1 song in 1966 known for its unorthodox arrangement and lead singer Levi Stubbs’ urgent operatic voice. The band’s last surviving member, Duke Fakir, said he was honored to have their song included in the registry.

“When we recorded ‘I’ll Be There’, I have to admit (for the first time), we thought of the song as an experiment for the album,” Fakir said in a statement. “We never believed it would even be on the album, let alone an all-time hit on ‘The Library of Congress.’ I wish Levi, Obie (Benson) and Lawrence (Payton) were here with me today so we could celebrate this incredible honor together And we owe an incredible debt of gratitude to Holland Dozier Holland, the tailors of the great music, who wrote it.

Other recordings include public radio station WNYC’s September 11, 2001 broadcasts and Marc Maron’s interview with Robin Williams on his “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast.

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Montana Grizzlies to Host Registry Reader to Help Save Lives https://codogfederation.org/montana-grizzlies-to-host-registry-reader-to-help-save-lives/ Sat, 09 Apr 2022 16:55:58 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/montana-grizzlies-to-host-registry-reader-to-help-save-lives/ After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Montana Grizzly Football Team is back to seek public participation in “Be the Match Registry”. Director of Sports Information for Grizzly Football Eric Taber provided details as he headed out the door to take part in Friday night’s Grizzly Football spring game in […]]]>

After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Montana Grizzly Football Team is back to seek public participation in “Be the Match Registry”.

Director of Sports Information for Grizzly Football Eric Taber provided details as he headed out the door to take part in Friday night’s Grizzly Football spring game in Hamilton.

“We’ve done it once before, but COVID kind of put the brakes on it, but we’re back this year, but it’s just good business,” Taber began. “The University of Montana football team will be on campus around the campus community at UC and in the Oval on April 21, doing a ‘Be the Match’ sign-up campaign that inspires people to register to be on the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

Taber explained what happens when you sign up for the registry.

“Basically what you do is if there’s a cancer patient or someone who needs a bone marrow or blood cell donation or whatever other, it’s a national registry and you could potentially match someone and save their life,” he said. “So it’s really cool business and it’s healthy. In the past, two people involved in our football program have been donors and saved someone’s life. So it’s a very good deal.

Taber named two people from the Grizzly Football program who volunteered and helped save lives.

“It’s a real thing,” he said. Former Grizzly football player Ryan Burke and our running back coach and former student athlete Justin Green were also a donor, and we hope to get more. Last time we did this in 2019, we had 139 new enrollments on the University of Montana campus. So that’s 139 new people who could potentially save someone’s life, which is a lot.

Taber pointed out that just because you’re on the registry doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be asked to donate bone marrow.

“The good thing about what we’re going to be doing over the next couple of weeks is it’s just letting people know that you’re signing up for the registry, you’re just signing up to say if you’re compatible with someone, they’re going to contact you and they’re going to ask you, is this something you want to do? So you don’t sign on the dotted line on the spot. You just put your name in the pool to potentially save someone’s life.

Click on here for more details on Ryan Burke, and here for more details on Justin Green.

Anyone wishing to enroll in the “Be the Match Registry” should report to the University of Montana Oval on April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Ten years after the hepatitis epidemic, the medical register could end https://codogfederation.org/ten-years-after-the-hepatitis-epidemic-the-medical-register-could-end/ Sat, 09 Apr 2022 12:20:43 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/ten-years-after-the-hepatitis-epidemic-the-medical-register-could-end/ CONCORD, NH — The medic who drew blood from New Hampshire Rep. Peter Schmidt after he broke his leg in February has been registered with the state, thanks to a 2014 law enacted after a technician traveling doctor has infected dozens of people with hepatitis C. But by the time Schmidt was back on his […]]]>

CONCORD, NH — The medic who drew blood from New Hampshire Rep. Peter Schmidt after he broke his leg in February has been registered with the state, thanks to a 2014 law enacted after a technician traveling doctor has infected dozens of people with hepatitis C.

But by the time Schmidt was back on his feet, his colleagues had hijacked his bill to improve the registry. House lawmakers passed a bill last month eliminating the registration requirement altogether, and Schmidt is now urging senators to vote it down.

“Please don’t miss it, this is a terrible idea,” Schmidt said. “I think we have to keep registering these medical technicians, otherwise we are opening ourselves up to a potential repeat of the Exeter experience.”

New Hampshire created the Board of Registration for Medical Technicians in response to David Kwiatkowski, who is serving 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes contaminated with his blood.

“The actions of one bad actor, no matter how heinous, are no reason to force thousands of technicians to sign up and pay a fee,” Rep. Carol McGuire, R-Epsom, said when the House passed the bill last month.

But Linda Ficken, a Kansas woman who contracted hepatitis C from Kwiatkowski in 2011, said she believes any medical worker with access to the drugs should be registered and tested frequently.

“Every time I go to the hospital, I can’t help but wonder, is this a repeat?” she says. “Healed or not, the thoughts and anxiety are still there.”

Despite being fired multiple times over drug allegations, Kwiatkowski had worked at 18 hospitals in seven states before being hired at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire. After his arrest in 2012, 46 people in four states were diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C virus he carries, including one who died in Kansas.

The case highlighted the fact that medical technicians are not as tightly regulated as nurses or doctors, whose misconduct and discipline are tracked via a national database. While some states require certain technicians to be licensed, four of the states where he worked had not licensed any at the time of his arrest, including New Hampshire.

However, the board has struggled to maintain a quorum and has not met in over a year, said Lindsey Courtney, director of the Office of Professional Licensing and Certification.

“We are very concerned that the state is not living up to its obligation to protect the public,” she told a public hearing.

Courtney, who takes no position on eliminating the council, supported Schmidt’s original proposal to convert it into an advisory committee that would make recommendations to his office. There are currently 1,691 registered technicians, and although complaints are rare, the council has taken action in a handful of cases each year.

Schmidt said his goal was to shift some of the administrative burden from the council to the larger agency. He hopes the Senate will either kill the amended bill or revert to its original idea.

While hospitals are on the front line in preventing and responding to drug diversion, partnership with public health, licensing and law enforcement agencies is critical, said Dr. Matthew Crist, a physician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

He said the CDC was unaware of outbreaks in recent years related to drug diversion and was cautiously optimistic given that healthcare facilities have improved safety around controlled drugs and many agencies State licensing agencies have taken steps to improve interstate communication.

In the decade before Kwiatkowski’s arrests, similar outbreaks of hepatitis C had been traced to other hospital technicians in Texas, Colorado and Florida, and CDC officials said at the time that the Kwiatkowski’s case had highlighted a problem that was of growing concern in the public health system.

Even if other states haven’t followed New Hampshire’s lead, the registry likely deterred people like Kwiatkowski from coming to the state in the first place, said State Sen. Tom Sherman, D-Rye , who led the bipartisan effort to create the board. .

Sherman, a gastroenterologist running for governor, played a key role in uncovering Kwiatkowski’s misconduct when he and his colleagues noticed a cluster of hepatitis C cases among their patients and realized they had all been treated in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Exeter Hospital. He is now urging his fellow senators to consider “the price of doing an experiment to see what will happen if we get rid of the council.”

“People have died because of this epidemic,” he said. “It was a very carefully thought out solution that worked. Removing it now means we just don’t learn from the story.

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Palo Alto seeks to expand historic register to prevent redevelopment | News https://codogfederation.org/palo-alto-seeks-to-expand-historic-register-to-prevent-redevelopment-news/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 16:04:13 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/palo-alto-seeks-to-expand-historic-register-to-prevent-redevelopment-news/ Palo Alto is preparing to significantly expand its list of historic properties to protect them from redevelopment under Senate Bill 9, a state law that allows homeowners to divide their lots and build up to four units. The city already has a list of 165 properties identified by a survey conducted more than 20 years […]]]>

Palo Alto is preparing to significantly expand its list of historic properties to protect them from redevelopment under Senate Bill 9, a state law that allows homeowners to divide their lots and build up to four units.

The city already has a list of 165 properties identified by a survey conducted more than 20 years ago as potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The vast majority of these properties are in the northern Palo Alto neighborhoods of Crescent Park, Downtown North, and University South, areas that date back to the city’s earliest days.

But the investigationwhich was conducted between 1997 and 2001 by the firm Dames & Moore, also includes properties further south, including 2230 Amherst St. in College Terrace, which was developed in the former town of Mayfield as student housing in the first decade of the 20th century.

It also includes 960 Matadero Ave., which was developed in a rural, unincorporated area outside the Palo Alto limits – what is now the Barron Park neighborhood – by Dr. William Carruth, who surveyed the land in 1918 and deemed it suitable for development.

Many structures that were on the properties have already been redeveloped or, in 11 cases, demolished, according to planning staff. To date, the vast majority had not been mentioned in public hearings about the city’s history.

That, however, may soon change. City Council is due to discuss and possibly approve funds Monday night for consultants to expedite the city’s efforts to get these properties listed on the National Registry. And the city’s Historic Resources Board plans to hold a series of public hearings to inform homeowners about the effort and give them a chance to weigh in.

The main reason for the new sense of urgency is CS 9, which allows homeowners in single-family zones to build up to four units — including secondary suites and junior secondary suites — on sites where a home currently stands. The bill, which the council formally opposed before it was passed last year, explicitly excludes historic properties.

The council has already taken some steps to restrict development standards for SB 9 projects. Last December, the council approved an ordinance that creates new “objective standards” – rules that address details such as the location of windows, garage locations, and roofline styles. At this time, some members of council, including Tom DuBois, expressed support for updating the city’s historical register as well.

“It’s been 21 years and as the buildings age, we now have a lot more potentially historic buildings, potentially from early Silicon Valley,” DuBois said at the Dec. 6 meeting. “I would support us in planning and budgeting for updating the historical commercial and residential register.”

The board will have the opportunity to do so on Monday, when it considers further changes to its SB 9 rules. It will discuss various proposed designs for lot splits – including side-by-side lots and flag lots – and will consider adopting a preferred design. Other possible changes include a new provision that would give Public Works staff the discretion to create standards for curbs, roads and other public improvements that are typically located adjacent to private property.

While these new rules may come into effect soon after they are adopted, updating the historical register would take significantly longer. A property owner who wishes to have their property nominated for the registry is currently required to contact city staff, submit forms to the state Department of Parks and Recreation, contribute fees, submit photos, and receive the recommendations of the Historic Resources Board and council, according to a new report from the Department of Planning and Development Services.

Efforts to protect historic properties have been underway for several years. The city is submitting forms for properties that had been deemed eligible for historic status since 2017, when the city completed updating its Full dietwhich includes the policy, “to update and maintain the city’s historic resource inventory to include historic resources eligible for local, state, or federal listing.”

These properties, however, are not currently listed on either the National Register or the National Register and are therefore eligible for redevelopment.

“None of the properties deemed eligible (for historic status) are protected by the city’s existing historic preservation ordinance unless they are in a listed historic district,” the planning department report said. .

Planning staff acknowledged at a recent Historic Resources Board retreat that the city’s policy of updating its historic register has become more urgent in light of SB 9. Chief Planning Officer Amy French said the effort will require more funding to hire consultants who would help hold public hearings and notify landlords.

“I think we’ve talked about how it’s critical — because of SB 9 — that we would put it as high priority or highest priority,” French said during the March 10 retreat.

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bats: the MHA plans a register of working dogs suitable for police duties | India News https://codogfederation.org/bats-the-mha-plans-a-register-of-working-dogs-suitable-for-police-duties-india-news/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 01:38:00 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/bats-the-mha-plans-a-register-of-working-dogs-suitable-for-police-duties-india-news/ NEW DELHI: A National Registry of Working Dogs (NRWD) is being established by the K9 Police Cell of the Ministry of Home Affairs to exclusively keep records of working dogs certified fit for police duty based on a locally developed behavior assessment test (BAT). Central paramilitary and police forces will be encouraged to source only […]]]>
NEW DELHI: A National Registry of Working Dogs (NRWD) is being established by the K9 Police Cell of the Ministry of Home Affairs to exclusively keep records of working dogs certified fit for police duty based on a locally developed behavior assessment test (BAT).
Central paramilitary and police forces will be encouraged to source only NRWD-registered dogs after qualifying benchmark scores for the “K9 Behavioral Assessment Test (BAT)” developed in-house by MHA’s K-9 Cell . BAT scores help identify what purpose a working police dog is best suited for – detection duty, patrol duty, or both.
“The earlier practice of depending on Kennel Club of India (KCI) registration to select a police dog was considered counterproductive as it was largely based on show value and breed specifications alone. did not take into account the working capacity of dogs, the primary consideration when it comes to their deployment for police duties.Their trainability is governed by various drives that the dog possesses and these traits of behavior are currently being assessed through a working K9 BAT innovatively developed by the Police K9 Cell of the Police Modernization Division of the MHA,” said Dr (Col) PK Chugh, Consulting Director of the Cell K9 to YOU.
BAT assesses dogs through 12 subtests that measure 25 behavioral ratings and 13 subjective ratings. Chugh said the BAT has been made mandatory to assess the trainability of all puppies produced by CAPF dog breeding centers. Only dogs that achieve baseline BAT scores will receive specialized training based on their functional assessment.
“The MHA has given a mandate to the four canine breeding centers of the central paramilitary forces – SSB, BSF, CRPF and ITBP – to breed 60 dogs and female dogs. We anticipate that each center will produce approximately 230 to 250 puppies per year. Some 1,000 “green” dogs (9-12 months old) at the four centers will be assessed using the K9-BAT test and only dogs that achieve baseline BAT scores will be registered in the National Dog Registry of work,” he said.
Preparing certified NRWDs for policing, according to the Home Office, will increase prospects, trust and quality assurance among all stakeholders.
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Chic wedding registry ideas, from plates to the best espresso machine https://codogfederation.org/chic-wedding-registry-ideas-from-plates-to-the-best-espresso-machine/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 17:19:06 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/chic-wedding-registry-ideas-from-plates-to-the-best-espresso-machine/ With wedding planning, your to-do list can seem endless. But there’s one task you need to raise to the very top: creating a wedding registry. Honestly, what’s more fun than creating a personalized gift list of things you need and things you love? If you’ve never been married before, you’ve probably never signed up for […]]]>

With wedding planning, your to-do list can seem endless. But there’s one task you need to raise to the very top: creating a wedding registry. Honestly, what’s more fun than creating a personalized gift list of things you need and things you love?

If you’ve never been married before, you’ve probably never signed up for anything. We thought a little education on the subject would be helpful. What are the benefits of a wedding registry? How does the process work? What should you include? Should you have a price cap? These are the questions from Andrea Hopson and Martha McKimm, owners of Grace Hopson, answers all the time. Here they share their professional marriage registry information.

Why should a couple take the marriage registry route?

“A wedding registry allows couples to share their gift preferences with their guests, and that benefits everyone,” McKimm says. “For couples, it’s a unique chance to upgrade your home and get exactly what you want. As for the guests, never underestimate how much they appreciate not having to guess what to get you! At our store, couples come to us because we’ve removed the burden of too much choice with our curated offer at multiple price points, making signing up both easy and inspiring.

Is there a magic number of items you recommend having on a wedding registry?

“The rule of thumb is to double your guest list,” says Hopson. “It gives your guests plenty of choice. We highly recommend adding items at multiple price points, as we see many guests group gifts together under a theme, such as essential kitchen tools or wine and cheese. This allows guests to choose gifts that fit their budget.

What’s a good price range to start with wedding registry gift items?

“We suggest starting at $50,” says McKimm. “We have items like a marble butter keeper or an olive wood salt keeper which are extremely popular as they represent an excellent price range for shower gifts. Couples also love adding online gift cards to their registries for customers who enjoy giving money or giving couples the freedom to get exactly what they want.

What are the 2022 marriage registry trends?

“Couples want modern, polished essentials that suit their lifestyle,” Hopson says. “Some of our registrants are much more likely to sign up for a locally made cheese platter and tapas plates than they are for a formal set of tableware. Most couples choose dinnerware that works for both everyday and entertaining. Our fringed linen napkins are always a top choice as they are non-iron and add a touch of sophistication to your table. Paired with an organic-looking dinnerware pattern, you get casual sophistication at its best.

Shop Our Wedding Registry Favorites

These 15 pieces, from teapots to bar carts, are worth a lifetime commitment.

Cooking aidKitchenAid Artisan Blender, $599, kitchenaid.com

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The iconic Artisan Mixer has topped registry lists for decades. Bold and beautiful beetroot is the new colorway.

Kate Spade in New YorkKate Spade New York cups, $125, thebay.com

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Toast to your newlywed status with these retro-vibe champagne glasses that look like they’re straight out of the set. The wonderful Mrs. Maisel.

BalmudaBalmuda Steamer Toaster, $578, amazon.ca

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This Cadillac of toaster ovens is a favorite of Pencil case employees who enjoy the steam technology that produces a lightly toasted exterior and a moist interior.

Langdon HallLangdon Hall: A Cookbook, $50, amazon.ca

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Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa is one of Canada’s premier getaway and fine dining destinations. Create five-star meals at home with this stunning new cookbook from world-renowned Langdon chef Jason Bangerter, in partnership with food writer Chris Johns.

The CrucibleLe Creuset Heart Casserole, $300, lecreuset.ca

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A Le Creuset French oven is an essential in every kitchen. This heart-shaped one in the brand’s new Shell Pink shade is a dream.

Grace HopsonHopson Grace serving tray, $195, hopsongrace.com

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These Hopson Grace serving boards, a perfect entertaining piece, are handmade in Canada.

Sophie ConranSophie Conran Pet Bowl, $35, williamashley.com

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Chic tableware isn’t just for you, it’s also for your four-legged friends! Sophie Conran’s popular Portmeirion pattern is available for cats and dogs.

jonathan adlerJonathan Adler teapot, $239, williamashley.com

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A whimsical teapot adds joy to everyday life. You won’t find a more clever and creative design than this iconic Jonathan Adler design.

DysonDyson V11 vacuum cleaner, $1,099, thebay.com

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The price of this vacuum cleaner is steep, but it really is one of the best tools for your home. It offers 120 minutes of battery life and is designed to deep clean all.

FirstTime & Co.FirstsTime & Co. Bar Cart, $205, amazon.ca

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This bar cart will be the most fun and functional piece in your dining room. Bonus points for the mod’s compact size and design.

BrevilleBreville Bambino Plus, $599, breville.com

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This small and powerful espresso machine delivers professional barista results at home. Thanks to its ThermoJet heating system, it is ready to infuse in three seconds!

Mud AustraliaMud Australia Plate, $70, hopsongrace.com

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We love the simplicity of this modern dinnerware and the fact that you can mix and match pieces which come in three neutral shades, Mist (pictured), Milk and Dust.

LagostinaLagostina Cookware Set, $399, amazon.ca

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This 12 piece cookware set has everything you need to cook. The pans heat up quickly, are compatible with all heat sources and are oven safe.

Michael AramMichael Aram candleholders, $410, williamashley.com

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Up the luxury factor of your table setting with these decadent candle holders from designer Michael Aram, which feature an intricate pomegranate pattern.

Monique LhuillierMonique Lhuiller: Dreaming of Fashion and Glamour, $92, amazon.ca

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Once your wedding day is over, keep the fashion fantasy alive with this beautiful coffee table book by Monique Lhuillier.

Crate and barrelCrate & Barrel Base, $85, carteandbarrel.ca

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Use this classic marble and wood pedestal for cakes, pies or to build a beautiful charcuterie display.

BernadotteBernadotte salt shaker and spoon, $79, hopsongrace.com

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This stylish salt shaker and spoon set is the dinnerware essential you didn’t know you needed.

A wayTravel Suitcase, $295, awaytravel.com

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For your honeymoon! This is our favorite suitcase – the design is sleek and the durability is next level. The just-launched lavender model will make your heart skip a beat every time you see it on the baggage carousel.

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Names Added to Animal Abuse Registry | News, Sports, Jobs https://codogfederation.org/names-added-to-animal-abuse-registry-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 07:33:05 +0000 https://codogfederation.org/names-added-to-animal-abuse-registry-news-sports-jobs/ An effort to prevent animal abuse through a county-wide animal abuse registry began in the spring of 2018. A dog found dead in a wooded area of ​​Jamestown quickly led to the adoption of a local law by the Chautauqua County Legislature. Three and a half years after its creation, the register of […]]]>

An effort to prevent animal abuse through a county-wide animal abuse registry began in the spring of 2018. A dog found dead in a wooded area of ​​Jamestown quickly led to the adoption of a local law by the Chautauqua County Legislature.

Three and a half years after its creation, the register of animal mistreatment is put to use.

Four people convicted of animal abuse charges – including the townsman whose actions led to the creation of the registry – were recently added to a webpage hosted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office .

Local law prohibits convicted offenders from adopting, purchasing, or obtaining animals from any animal shelter or pet dealer. It also requires animal shelters and animal sellers to review the registry to confirm that the potential owner’s name is not on it.

Actions that result in entry into the registry include abandoning, injuring, excessive driving, or torturing animals; not providing adequate food; poison or attempt to poison animals; harm service animals; and injuring or killing a police animal.

The registry is modeled on that set up in Cattaraugus County. On Monday, nine people were on the register.

According to a CBS report, Suffolk County in New York State was the first in the country to create an animal abuse registry.

On its website – sheriff.us – the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said anyone convicted of animal cruelty in the county after May 2018 is required to submit information.

“The information listed here was provided by convicts to the Chautauqua County Sheriff and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any information contained on the website”, writes the sheriff’s office on its site.

“Anyone who sells, gives or adopts an animal to another person in Chautauqua County must check the registry before any change in ownership. Giving, selling, or adopting an animal to a person on the registry is a violation of county law.

Currently on the list are Jamestown resident Robert Overton, convicted of aggravated animal cruelty; Mayville resident Stefan Parkhurst convicted of excessive driving, torture and harming animals; Angel Ramos, resident of Dunkirk, sentenced for animal cruelty; and Jamestown resident Matthew Williams convicted of torturing or injuring animals/failing to provide food.



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