Health unit to create back-to-school website for parents, guardians

Noble Horvath

a man wearing a suit and tie: Dr. Wajid Ahmed, medical officer of health with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, speaks during a news conference in Windsor on March 21, 2020.

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Dr. Wajid Ahmed, medical officer of health with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, speaks during a news conference in Windsor on March 21, 2020.

A new website is in the works to provide parents and guardians with information to keep their kids healthy this school year.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit on Wednesday announced that its team is developing the website to further share back-to-school protocols surrounding face masks, handwashing, buses and other COVID-19 precautions. Although there is no set release date for the website, medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahemd said the health unit wants to make it available to the public as soon as possible.

The website will house “guidance that parents can use to talk to their children, and also to educate themselves on what to expect when they go back to school,” Ahmed said.

Parents and guardians have until Friday to notify

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Tempronics Launches Latest Advancements in Personal Microclimate Technology for Last Mile Delivery and Work Trucks

Noble Horvath

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Throughout the global pandemic, the critical role last-mile delivery workers play has never been more evident. As delivery companies continue to find new ways to protect its drivers, Tempronics, the leader in personal microclimate technology, is helping them to add another layer of safety with its latest advancements in their patented climate seating products.

“This was an interesting use case, last-mile delivery is extremely challenging and presents significant risk to active operators in extreme weather conditions,” said Don Dutton, president and CEO of Tempronics. “Traditional vehicle HVAC systems are ineffective, especially given that they are essentially being operated in an open-air environment. We have been optimizing our microclimate seating systems specifically for the last-mile delivery application, and released our latest configuration this spring for operator evaluations during the hot summer months.” 

To validate the effectiveness of Tempronics’ latest advancements in their

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Researchers set a new world-record Internet speed

Noble Horvath

Researchers at University College London claim they’ve obtained a new top internet speed of 178Tbps – a fifth quicker than the prior record and fast enough to download the entire Netflix catalog in under a second, they say.

To achieve that, the researchers used different bandwidth ranges than are typically used in commercial optical systems. Traditional fiber infrastructure uses bandwidth of 4.5THz with 9THz becoming more available commercially. In UCL experiments, the scientists used 16.8THz.

To do this the researchers used a variety of amplifier technologies, customizing which ones they used for each wavelength to optimize its performance as measured by phase, brightness and polarization, according to a press statement put out by UCL. These customization packages are known as geometric signal constellations.

The amplifiers that they’ve been working with are called hybrid discrete Raman & rare-earth doped fiber amplifiers, and they used the S-, C—and L-bands simultaneously, according to

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33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

Noble Horvath

(Pocket-lint) – Advancements in technology come in leaps and bounds, meaning it doesn’t take long for new gadgets to become obsolete shortly after they reach their target market. Several modern technologies, such as mobile phones and computers, offer the ability to do many of the same things that these older gadgets were capable of, but in a smaller and more portable forms. 

That’s why we’re taking a nostalgic walk down memory lane, looking at some of the biggest, best and most memorable gadgets from the last century that have been outdated, outmoded or just forced into irrelevance by better, modern technologies.

You might remember many of these, but there are plenty of the younger generation that don’t.


Public telephone booths

The iconic phone booth; essentially a monument to telephone’s history and now just a tourist attraction or somewhere to shelter from the cold.

The public phone booth has

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