Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The VOICE of HealthThe Caregiver Series: From Florida Hospital Please enter your comment! The brain is especially sensitive to the effects of diabetes. People with diabetes are at risk of high blood pressure, and in turn, high blood pressure can lead to strokes. Like a heart attack, where blood flow is blocked to heart tissue, strokes occur when the blood carrying nutrients and oxygen is interrupted. In some cases, these “brain attacks” lead to permanent loss of strength or inability to speak. In some cases, the strokes can lead to damage in the thinking parts of the brain. When this happens, it is called “vascular dementia.” It is this combination of dementia and diabetes that is particularly difficult.When someone has dementia, their normal intellectual abilities decline over time. Having diabetes requires an individual to be careful with what they eat and drink, and monitor their exercise all while eating and taking medications on a regular schedule. If dementia has set in, and the ability to remember to take medications, follow instructions, and keep track of what and when to eat is affected, patients face great challenges without help.At the Centre for Senior Health, Dr. Rosemary Laird likes to partner with colleagues in The Florida Diabetes & Endocrine Center and the Florida Hospital Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology Institute to offer patients and their caregivers specialists in all aspects of diabetes treatment.Dr. Laird notes the special circumstances caused by the presence of both dementia and diabetes are another reminder that your care team should include experienced specialists.“Professionals who can help a patient and/or family adapt to the range of diabetic and dementia-specific needs can make a big difference for patients and their caregivers,” she saysErica Hechler, MS, RD, CDE, LD, CCP, is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator and health coach at the Florida Hospital Obesity, Diabetes, and Endocrinology Institute. Her dietary advice can help patients and their family caregivers manage diabetes well, with special emphasis on strategies to follow as dementia progresses.Making a diabetes diet planHechler said there are four basic areas of diabetes self-management. But basic does not mean “easy” — the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute is experienced in helping patients put these guidelines into real practice.Follow an eating plan that cuts down on carbs, focuses on lean proteins like fish and turkey and incorporates plenty of vegetables, especially leafy greens.Follow an exercise plan that includes aerobic exercise and strength conditioning.Take appropriate diabetes management medications.Reduce your stress, which can increase your blood sugar.She also recommends keeping on top of your preventative visits, including seeing your doctor four times a year, getting an annual foot check and having your eyes examined once a year.And remember that your knowledge should change with your circumstances. Starting a new medicine or changing up your eating plan are both good reasons to brush up on your diabetes education.Hechler also adds that this dietary advice, though crafted specifically for someone with the illness, really applies to pretty much anyone.“The diabetes diet is one of the healthiest diets out here,” she says.And if you would like individualized diabetes diet meal planning help, this is the Florida Hospital Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology Institute’s specialty.Eating healthy with dementiaIn the early stage of Dementia, patients will usually be able to follow usual diabetic diet guidelines. As dementia progresses, problems with thinking and memory may limit the foods they can or will eat regularly. This can greatly complicate a caregiver’s efforts at helping their loved one eat enough food, let alone maintain a healthy diet. Sadly, as the course of dementia progresses towards its unfortunate and inescapable late stage, it is critical to be fully engaged with the medical team so the goals of diabetic care management are appropriately adjusted.For patients with diabetes who have a long life expectancy, the goal is tight glucose control so the long-term damage to the body’s organs is limited. As dementia progresses and life expectancy shortens it is less important to limit the long-term effects. Elevated blood glucose levels may be more acceptable, and strict rules limiting fruit and sugar in the diet may be loosened.Here are some tips to help caregivers manage their loved one’s nutrition in later stages of dementia:Offer a balanced plate with nutrient-dense healthy fats such as nuts, butters, and avocados. They are also packed with calories, so your loved one doesn’t need to eat a lot. Other good choices include:Smoothies with protein. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate high-fiber foods, like vegetables and many fruits, into a diet. Ideas for the protein source include protein powder, peanut butter or nut butter.Oatmeal with nut butterOmelets or egg scramblesTuna Casserole with noodles, cheese, and garbanzosGreek yogurt parfaitWhat these foods have in common is high-quality carbs and proteins in a nutrient-dense setting. Even if your loved one doesn’t finish their plate, they’ve still consumed plenty of calories along with their nutrients.Cut back on empty-calorie refined sugars like cake and cookies, and consider replacing them with Fruit. (Remember in later stages the limits on fruit can probably be lifted. Check with your doctor.)Ill-fitting dentures often raise problems with chewing. Consider food that is soft, in small chunks and easier to swallow.Adaptive eating devices can allow a person with dementia to eat on their own, which will help them maintain their independence and eat more. Examples include large-handled spoons, bowls, and plates with higher rims and plates with suction cups on the bottom. In later stages of dementia, finger foods and using straws can be helpful.Avoiding caregiver burnoutIt’s easy to see how managing diabetes and dementia can lead to burnout among caregivers.“Caregivers report very high levels of stress because of the time and energy to take care of their loved one because of the degree of care that’s involved,” she says. “We encourage caregivers to step back, recognize the symptoms of stress and take time to assess their mental health.”Dr. Laird is also an expert on caregiver burnout, having coauthored the book, “Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One With Memory Loss.”She has some advice to help caregivers maintain their own health:Take Your Oxygen First! If you don’t take time for self-care, schedule regular breaks and ask family members for help you won’t be much good to those who rely on you.Keep up with your own medical appointments; consider including a therapist to talkabout your feelings as a caregiver.Incorporate exercise into your routine. This releases stress-reducing chemicals and helps you manage your weight.Consider joining a local support group for caregivers with dementia. Ask your caregiver’s provider about support near you, or consider visiting the Alzheimer’s Association for additional resources.Remember that changes in your loved one’s condition are a natural part of their illness and aren’t your fault.Rosemary Laird, MD, MHSA is a member of Florida Hospital Medical Group. She is a board-certified Geriatrician with more than 20 years of experience helping patients and families navigate the joys and challenges of life’s later stages. In 2013 she was named The American Geriatrics Society Clinician of the Year.Her team at Centre for Senior Health in Winter Park is focused on providing specialty geriatrics consultations and coordinating care with your primary care provider and/or other specialists. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSAlzheimer’s DiseaseDementiaDiabetesThe VOICE of Health Previous articleSeize the day; don’t delayNext articleSecond Harvest launches culinary training class for Puerto Rican evacuees Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
“COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140963/topographic-house-mias-arquitectes Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMiAS ArquitectesOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSant Andreu de LlavaneresHousesSpainPublished on June 17, 2011Cite: “Topographic House / MiAS Arquitectes” 17 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803801/skywood-house-nick-baker-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Hamish ParkRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. In 2013 Nick Baker Architects were commissioned to design a new 5 bedroom residence at Cobblers Hill, in Buckinghamshire. The commission for a private client located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sought to develop a house that would fit into its landscaped context. Save this picture!© Hamish ParkThe design of the residence has taken its prompt from the inherent context of the site. The gentle slope from the level of the existing building to the rear northern boundary identifies a change in level of 750mm. This creates a natural terrace. By introducing a clear line of separation of level from east to west the design locates the ‘living’ areas to the upper southern section of the site with its wide views and ‘warm’ aspect and the ‘sleeping and guest’ areas to the lower northern location. By offsetting the single storey forms from the central north/south axis of the original proposal, the design seeks to add the third area, the garage block, which forms the third side to a courtyard formation to clearly delineate an entrance area to the overall composition.Save this picture!© Hamish ParkThe articulation of the external facade has been designed to create a series of layers between the inner and the outer accommodation. Wide external covered terraces are mixed with internally lit corridors to provide continuous connections to the sylvan setting of the site. Natural daylight is brought into the inner areas but is not allowed to dominate. A series of full height screens are used to create a ‘colonnade’ around the building. This buffer zone works to protect the inner glazed areas from excessive sunlight and glare as well as providing visual screening to bedrooms and from the road. The colonnades also reflect the intermittent shaded character of the trunks of the neighbouring woodlands trees.Save this picture!© Hamish ParkThe building benefits from high insulation to ensure excellent levels of heat retention as part of its contribution to the environment. The materials for the design have been selected with care. The upper and lower level edge bands of the colonnade are clad with grey powder coated aluminium panels defining a clear edge of the volumes. The external panels to the screening elements are sawn sandstone and identify a vertical expression between the two bands. The external skin of the building volumes are in vertical clad red cedar and represent a softer more articulate inner layer that is related to the internal finishes.Save this picture!© Hamish ParkThe intention has been to build upon the identity of the existing landscaping of the site. The high canopy of the existing trees and the large lawn area to the south of the existing building create a woodland ‘glade’ character. This simplicity has been kept as part of the landscaping scheme with the retention of the lawn areas and the inclusion of only additional trees along the northern boundary. A ‘random pattern’ screen similar to the colonnades, this time in Beech hedging, has been added to the south eastern boundary behind the existing perimeter fencing to provide screening from the road.Save this picture!SketchProject gallerySee allShow lessBarnard College Releases SOM Design for New Milstein CenterArchitecture NewsApeldoorn’s Renowned Museum Paleis Het Loo to Be Expanded by KAAN ArchitectenUnbuilt Project Share Structural Engineers: United Kingdom TZG Partnership “COPY” 2016 CopyHouses•Cobblershill, United Kingdom “COPY” Manufacturers: Velfac, Sarnavap Skywood House / Nick Baker ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSkywood House / Nick Baker Architects Acanthus Developments Ltd ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803801/skywood-house-nick-baker-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Acanthus Makes Ltd Photographs: Hamish Park Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Project Manager: Projects Area: 426 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Contractor: Year: Houses Photographs Skywood House / Nick Baker Architects Architects: Nick Baker Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNick Baker ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCobblershillUnited KingdomPublished on March 11, 2017Cite: “Skywood House / Nick Baker Architects” 11 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Blackbaud seeks nominations for 2003 TechnOvation award Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Technology Blackbaud, the technology provider to non-profits and educational institutions, is seeking nominations for its annual TechnOvation Award.The 2003 grand-prize winner of this international award, which recognizes organisations that use Blackbaud software in an outstanding or innovative way, will receive a $5,000 donation.“This award is about recognizing customers who ‘think out of the box’ about how they use our software, either by itself or in conjunction with other products,” said Germaine Ward, Vice President of Products at Blackbaud. Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 March 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nominations can be made via an online form on the company’s Web site. Organisations can nominate themselves or others. All of the company’s clients, regardless of the Blackbaud products they use, are eligible. Nominations are due by 31 July 2003.In August, five finalists will be chosen from the nominations received. A panel of judges from the non-profit and technology communities will review materials on each of the five and select the grand-prize winner. The winner will be announced during an award presentation at Blackbaud’s Conference on Philanthropy to be held in November 2003 in Charleston, SC. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 45 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Payments to enter the prize draw are handled by the ‘Capen 2.0 widget’. This allows charities to take payments on their own website for campaigns without coming under the PCI DSS requirements for secure transactions.Capen‘s platform handles validating supporter input and securing supporters’ card payment data. As a result supporters do not have to leave the charity website.Katherine Macklin, Comic Relief Fundraising Development Manager, said:“We’re always looking to test new and innovative ways to engage our supporters and this campaign was also a great opportunity to fulfil the needs of our corporate partners too. Rather than a traditional paper raffle, this tool has the flexibility to open up draws to employees and customers right across the country, maximising their chance to raise funds.” Advertisement 49 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Digital lottery specialists Capen Consultants have worked with Comic Relief to provide a number of prize-draw websites for its corporate partners for Red Nose Day.Each prize draw microsite has been customised to match the corporate partner’s brand.Public ‘hero’ prize drawComic Relief is also running a ‘hero’ prize draw for the general public with the prize of a Toyota Auris, worth over £20,000. This car has been custom designed and made for Red Nose Day.Every entry made into one of the corporate partners’ draws also secures an entry into the hero draw, doubling peoples’ chances of winning. Each entry costs £2 and the website encourages people to make multiple entries, indicating what such totals can help Comic Relief achieve.Comic Relief’s prize draw shows the impact of what multiple entries can be. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Entries via the Red Nose Day prize draw website close at 7pm on Sunday 15 March 2015. Tagged with: Comic Relief Digital Lotteries Comic Relief launches bespoke online prize draws for Red Nose Day Howard Lake | 13 March 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Dec 18, 2017 Then there is that good will toward men thing. We have not seen much of that this year. The tenor of the conversation in the media is shrill and divisive. The tone of web and social media conversations is vitriolic. So, perhaps turning off the television and the computer and connecting with real people face to face would help. I generally find it harder to be offended or to be offensive in a face to face situation. By Gary Truitt Home Commentary Commentary: How About Some Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men? Especially in difficult economic times, after a harvest that gave you better yields but less revenue than you expected, it is a time to find a little peace on earth. The holidays are a time of joy, but also a time to reconnect with your farm and the nature that surrounds it. Some alone time in your field, pasture, barn, or machine shop might be more helpful than you can imagine. SHARE You hear it a lot this time of year, the phrase “peace on earth, good will toward men.” It first appeared in Like 2: 14 as the shepherds announcing the birth of Christ. It is part of the carol “I heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” and it is written in glitter on thousands of Christmas cards. It is something we all long for, but rarely take the time and effort to obtain and grant.When most of us think of peace on earth, we think big picture: no more war, no more injustice, no more social unrest, the kinds of things Miss America contestants always says they have as their life’s goal. The reality is, in our world, this is not going to happen. Yet, finding some personal peace on earth is a lot closer and easier to achieve. We overcomplicate the process by turning to pharmacology, theology, or technology. Finding a little peace on earth may be as close as your back door.Jimmy Emmons is a third generation family farmer and rancher in eastern Oklahoma. With 2,000 acres of farmland and 7,000 of rangeland, he keeps busy. When he wants to find a little peace of earth he simply takes a walk, “Sometimes I just go out into a pasture and listen to my cattle graze. Just listening to them is a very therapeutic experience.” Several other farmers I spoke with recently also talked about just taking a walk around the farm, not to check on things, or to make a list of what needs to be done, but just to reconnect with nature.Farming is a stressful and dangerous business. A recent report highlighted the alarmingly high suicide rate among farmers. Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishermen, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation. The data suggested that the suicide rate for agricultural workers in 17 states was nearly five times higher compared with that in the general population. So, as we celebrate over the next few weeks, take some time to find some peace and try to find something respectable and redeemable about your fellow man. It may not change the world, but it may improve your world a little. When you see, say, or sing, “peace of earth good will to men,” think about how you can make that happen in your life. Facebook Twitter Previous articleHolcomb and Other Republican Governors Meet VP Pence About NAFTANext articleBower Trading Market Strategy Report: Cash Grain Market Picking Up Gary Truitt Commentary: How About Some Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men?
Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Neighborhood News Montecedro Initiates Masterpiece Monday Program to Educate Seniors on Healthy Living Future MonteCedro community members learn how to reduce stress and relax during National Stress Awareness Month From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 22, 2013 | 5:17 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Business News In honor of April being National Stress Awareness Month, MonteCedro, a new planned Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Altadena, Calif., is holding educational workshops to enlighten San Gabriel Valley area seniors about stress as a part of its Masterpiece Monday series.Masterpiece Mondayâ€™s are a series of workshops, presented by Rebecca Gruett, Director of Life Enrichment at MonteCedro, that are held every Monday through out the year. The program educates MonteCedroâ€™s future residents about the types of activities that will be available at the new seniorlivingÂ community, encourages personal growth and promotes a sense of community.â€œAt MonteCedro, we believe that to achieve a successful aging lifestyle it is important to learn how to handle stressful situations,â€ states Gruett. â€œPeople experience stress in one form or another throughout their lives. By learning how to identify stressors and react appropriately it creates a sense of control in your life, which is the core of this four week Masterpiece Monday series.â€The April stress series, will inform the community about acute and chronic stress, and demonstrate ways to become stress free. Attendees are learning about why stress occurs and tips to stop and reduce it, which include:â€¢ Incorporate time management and organizational skills into daily life by creating lists and scheduling adequate time for task completion and planningâ€¢ Practice breathing techniques and meditation activities like yoga, gardening or creating artworkâ€¢ Surround yourself with soft, soothing colors such as blue, violet, pink, green and greyâ€¢ Engaging in social activities and exercising also help reduce stressPreviously during the month of March, Gruett led seminars on Neurobics, which are mental exercises that promote successful brain aging and memory.â€œSenior living communities are not just about the amenities and grounds, it is about a sense of belonging, continued personal growth and maintaining independence without the worry of household responsibilities,â€ states Peggy Buchanan, Director of Sales and Marketing at MonteCedro. â€œBy offering our future residents the opportunity to participate in the Masterpiece Monday program now, we wanted them to feel apart of the community and achieve personal development before MonteCedroâ€™s construction is complete.â€On May 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., MonteCedro will present a Neurobics class to the San Gabriel Valley area community at the Altadena Public Library to raise awareness about memory and aging. This two hour class will reveal memory strategies and outline the connection between challenging your mind and aging successfully. Seating for this event is limited. To register, please visitÂ www.montecedro.org/info or call (877) 282-1584.About MonteCedroMonteCedroÂ®, a planned Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), will be located in Altadena, Calif. As the first CCRC in the San Gabriel Valley area in more than 25 years, it will offer 186 apartments and villas for adults 60 years and older, and provide health care services that will allow them to transition seamlessly from independent living to in-home care, assisted living and memory support. The community will also feature a fitness center, heated swimming pool, home health services, and the Masterpiece LivingÂ® wellness and enrichment program. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Summer 2013.For more information about MonteCedro, please contact Peggy Buchanan, Director of Marketing and Sales for MonteCedro at 877-282-1584 or visit www.montecedro.com/info For more information about Masterpiece LivingÂ®, please visit www.mymasterpieceliving.com. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook Pinterest Equitable Holdings Declares Common and Preferred Stock Dividends Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 TAGS Quarterly dividend of $200.069 per share on Series C 4.30% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $25,000 per share, which are represented by depositary shares (NYSE: EQH PR C), each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of preferred stock, holders of which will receive $0.200069 per depositary share. The dividend will be payable on March 15, 2021 to holders of record as of March 5, 2021. About Equitable Holdings Equitable Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE: EQH ) is a financial services holding company comprised of two complementary and well-established principal franchises, Equitable and AllianceBernstein. Founded in 1859, Equitable provides advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. AllianceBernstein is a global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private wealth clients in major world markets. Equitable Holdings has approximately 12,000 employees and financial professionals, $746 billion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2020) and more than 5 million client relationships globally. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005841/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations: Jessica Baehr (212) 314-2476 [email protected] Relations: Matt Asensio (212) 314-2010 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE CONSULTING BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE SOURCE: EQH Investor Relations Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 04:15 PM/DISC: 02/17/2021 04:15 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005841/en NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– Equitable Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: EQH) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share of common stock. The dividend on the common stock will be payable March 11, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2021. The Company’s board also declared the following cash dividends:Quarterly dividend of $328.125 per share on Series A 5.25% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $25,000 per share, which are represented by depositary shares (NYSE: EQH PR A), each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of preferred stock, holders of which will receive $0.328125 per depositary share. The dividend will be payable on March 15, 2021 to holders of record as of March 5, 2021. Twitter Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Support
By Heather Massey – April 4, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp BusinessBBB Column BBB: Looking for a vaccine? Protect your personal information Twitter Previous articleBUILDING PERMITS: March 21 – March 27, 2021Next articleTHE ECONOMIST: A milestone Heather Massey Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. As COVID-19 vaccines become more available to the public, Texans are eager to find them. Luckily, online communities are banding together to help individuals locate open appointments. However, these “vaccine hunter” sites can attract scammers looking for vulnerable targets.In one scenario, scammers insist on receiving personal information, such as Social Security or Medicare numbers, before they can schedule an appointment. Scammers may also use these platforms to convince consumers they need to buy the vaccine instead of scheduling an appointment. This provides them with an opportunity to sell fake vaccinations or medications.Scammers have become skilled in the art of creating fraudulent and lookalike websites. A common tactic with this approach is to use names similar to those of well-known platforms and organizations. A consumer may think they’re on the correct page, but if they look closely, they’ll see small differences that give away the fake site.Although people are anxious to get vaccinated and return to normal, remember to search cautiously. Remember these tips from your Better Business Bureau:Go through official channels. The safest way to find a vaccine is to search for availability through pharmacies or the local public health department. Another option is to visit VaccineFinder.org, which is approved and promoted by the CDC.Watch your money. The United States government is providing all people living in the U.S. with a free COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of immigration or health insurance status. Reject any offers to purchase a dose, and do not pay for an appointment.Check the URL. To avoid lookalike sites with soundalike names, pay close attention to the URL. First, check for any misspellings or incorrect characters, then look for the lock icon next to the URL. The icon indicates a website is secure.Protect your information. It is important to remember that you will not need to provide your bank account details, Social Security number or credit card information in order to schedule an appointment. Cut off contact with anyone asking for this information.To learn more about avoiding vaccine scams, visit us at BBB.org. Pinterest
News UpdatesDomain Name Registrar May Suspend Registration But Cannot “Block Access” To Domain Name : Bombay HC [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap15 Jun 2020 9:17 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday while hearing a commercial suit filed by Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) seeking directions to online domain name registrars to block access certain fraudulent variants of HULs domain name held that such registrars as “Endurance Domains Technology, Go Daddy and Porkbun” can only suspend registration of specific domain names but “blocking access” is…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Monday while hearing a commercial suit filed by Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) seeking directions to online domain name registrars to block access certain fraudulent variants of HULs domain name held that such registrars as “Endurance Domains Technology, Go Daddy and Porkbun” can only suspend registration of specific domain names but “blocking access” is another matter. Justice GS Patel referred to the first prayer in the suit that stated “ensure continued suspensions and block access to these domain names” and explained- “A domain name may have its registration suspended but the domain name registrar cannot ‘block access’ to that domain name. Blocking access is another matter altogether. It is an instruction, usually under directions of a government agency such as our Department of Telecommunications, issued to internet service providers- those intermediaries who provide internet connectivity- not to honour access requests to that domain name or URL. This is important because it means that it is entirely unworkable to ask a domain name registrar to ‘block access’ to a domain name.” Senior Advocate Viraag Tulzapurkar appeared on behalf of the plaintiff HUL, Senior Advocate Dr.Birendra Saraf for Endurance Domains and its partners. Defendant number 5 in the suit is one Ashok Kumar, who is unknown and it is alleged in the plaint that various other unknown persons have been using variants of HUL’s domain name to register fake and fraudulent domain names and to set up websites. They do this to entice and lure the unsuspecting public into parting with significant amounts of money on a completely false promise of being made authorised dealers of HUL products, plaintiffs have contended. Endurance Domains provides registrations of India-specific domains apart from other more commonly used and known top-level domains such as .com, .net, etc. The National Internet Exchange of India (NIEI) authorizes domain name registrars like the defendant Endurance Domains to function as a domain name registrar. It has also been named as a defendant in the suit. At the outset, Justice Patel noted- “I have no manner of doubt that the registration of these domains is entirely mala fide, not in good faith, constitutes an infringement of the Plaintiff’s valuable statutory and common law rights and invites an immediate injunction. The question is what form that injunction should take.” Court concluded that prayer for directions to the dot-IN registry and NIEI at least to the extent of asking that they be ordered to de-register or block access is misdirected. “Neither of these is a registrar. Neither of these receives registration consideration. Neither of these registers any domain name. The reliefs against them cannot therefore be granted. At best, the dot-in registry may have some information; but that information is already with the three domain name registrars.” Justice Patel said that it was necessary to set out the contours of the underlying technology because the plaint and the IA seem to muddle two distinct technical aspects; suspending registration and blocking access- “The process of registering a domain name is trivial. One only has to look up availability of a combination of words and choose a desired top-level or other domain (.in, .com, .net, etc). The entire process of registration is automated and requires no manual intervention. However, “The technical reality is far more complex than this, but this much is enough to understand something fundamental: a domain name may have its registration suspended, but the domain name registrar cannot ‘block access’ to that domain name. Blocking access is another matter altogether. It is an instruction, usually under directions of a government agency such as our Department of Telecommunications, issued to internet service providers — those intermediaries who provide internet connectivity — not to honour access requests to that domain name or URL. This is important because it means that it is entirely unworkable to ask a domain name registrar to ‘block access’ to a domain name. The registrar can only be asked to suspend the registration.” With regard to plaintiff’s prayer seeking directions to Endurance Domains to suspend and block access to certain fake domain names registered with them, Dr.Saraf submitted that his client has already substantially complied with the request made by HUL in respect of the domain names listed in this prayer; if not, it will do so at the earliest. However, Dr Saraf pointed out that it is not possible to ‘ensure continued suspensions and block access to these domain names’. Court accepted the submission and reiterated- “As I have pointed out, this prayer actually muddles two different concepts of suspending registration and blocking access. An ‘access blocking’ instruction only serves to block access to a remote website or server (possibly overseas) from an IP address of domestic origin, i.e. from the country ordering the block. Any such ‘block’ is easily circumvented by masking the originating country IP of the user. He or she only needs to use any of the commonly available VPN products. A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. A VPN user establishes a secure connection to another network over the internet, thus by-passing region restrictions, shielding browsing activity and so on.” Finally, Justice Patel concluded that to include the words “ensure continued suspension of and block access to” will conceivably put the Endurance Domains in a state of being constantly in threat of contempt proceedings. Therefore, suspension of certain fake HUL domain names with Endurance Domains as well as GoDaddy and Porkbun was allowed. Court noted that a blanket direction for freezing of bank accounts cannot be passed but granted relief for a disclosure of registrant information from Endurance Domains, GoDaddy and Porkbun in respect of the offending registration. Sr Advocate Tulzapurkar submitted that HUL cannot be expected to constantly make applications every time a new domain name is discovered. Justice Patel disagreed with the above submission- “I do not see why not. The Plaintiff is not short of resources and skills, even in the legal department; and the Plaintiff is a well-known and well-established litigant. HUL has more than enough resources, not the least of which is Mr Tulzapurkar himself. He is always welcome in this Court so I see no difficulty in allowing him to making repeated applications.” However, considering the issue of Court’s time, Justice Patel noted that requiring formal interim applications puts a strain on the Court’s resources. Thus, Court agreed to permit HUL to do away with the requirement of filing a formal IA as an exceptional case provided it is unable to get the negotiated relief that it seeks directly from one of the domain name registrars who are already parties to suit. The matter will now come up before regular court.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story