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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbilityDoes your workload get lighter as the days get shorter and darker? Probably not. Animals still need fed and tended to, work needs to get done, and equipment needs fixed.A well-lit work space is important to ensure that you can work safely and effectively. Task lighting makes work safer and easier, allowing you to see your equipment and workspace. Task lighting can be portable, permanently attached, or you can even wear it.LED lights are one solution for lighting a poorly lit area, or upgrading older, expensive to use lights. Task lightingTask lighting is the lighting available in a workspace, or the area where a task will be performed. Poor lighting, such as only overhead lights, can cause shadows, and make work more difficult and dangerous by hiding sharp edges and other hazards. Inadequate lighting can cause eyestrain, blurred vision, dry and burning eyes, and headaches.Task Lighting safety practices (from Task Lighting, Fact Sheet, Jepsen & Suchy, 2015)Provide lighting with adjustable intensity to meet the needs for different tasksProvide portable lighting at the task location as appropriateKeep walls, ceilings and floors clean, and use lighter colors on them to reflect lightReplace and clean lights regularlyAllow enough time for the eyes to adapt from a well-lighted to a low-lighted area and vice versaUse filter to diffuse overhead lighting. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)LED lights are available in Edison base (screw in), spotlights, floodlights, linear tubes or light strips. LEDs come on instantly, and are excellent for task lighting. LEDs last for years, and become brighter in cold temperatures, making them ideal for use outdoors, in barns, or cold storage.LEDs use at least 75% less energy than halogen or incandescent, and at least 15% less energy than compact fluorescent bulbs, saving on electricity costs. LED lights do cost more than other types of lights, but their long life and lower energy costs make up for the higher price. The Minnesota Department of Commerce did a yearlong study on an all LED green house, and found that the LEDs saved 47% on energy costs, and would take only 2.2 years to pay for the cost of LED lights (and the lights will last much longer than 2.2 years).LED headlamps are ideal for wearing when you need a light, but don’t want to use a flashlight. The headset has elastic bands that allow you to wear it on your head, and the light beam is directed at whatever you are looking at, which makes it ideal for working on equipment, walking the dog at night, or walking/running outside after dark.Ohio AgrAbility used LED lighting in the milking parlor and barn of a dairy farmer who had lost some of his vision due to diabetes. He had a severely restricted field of vision, he couldn’t tell the difference between similar colors, and was rendered nearly blind by changes in light intensity. Before LED lights were installed, it was difficult for him to work with the cows, and he had to depend on his employees to do the bulk of the work. After LED lights were installed, the farmer was able to resume working, he could inspect the cows to be sure they were healthy, and could safely move throughout the barns and his property.For more information about LED lights, and examples of LED uses, please see the fact sheet from University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension: Lighting Technology: LED lamps for home, farm and small business at learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/a4050.pdf.For more information about task lighting, please see the fact sheet from Ohio State University Extension: Task Lighting at ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-79017.Laura Akgerman is the Ohio AgrAbility and Disability Services Coordinator for OSU Extension. She can be reached at 292-0622 or at Akgerman.4@osu.edu. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

17 09 19

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – The duo has resigned they say under duress and advised Magnetic Media today that there will be a report filed with the Integrity Commission due to the alleged, interference of Minister for Communications, George Lightbourne with the radio talk show, Expressions on government owned, RTC.Audley Astwood said he and Jermaine Fulford decided to resign due to the phone calls made in at least two instances allegedly by the Minister, reportedly taking exception to the content of the show.Astwood said the alleged interference infringes on freedom of speech and reeks of what he termed, political bullying.There was no Expressions Talk show on air today; Audley Astwood admitted that he did not know if he and Jermaine Fulford were fired from the program for which they are not paid, but explained there were technical problems since Monday which would have inhibited a broadcast today anyhow.On Monday, the two were reportedly told not to return. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

11 09 19

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, January 13, 2019.Sunday, January 13No MeetingsMonday, January 14The Wilmington Housing Authority meets at 4pm in Deming Way’s Community Hall. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Special Education PAC meets at 6:30pm in the High School’s Library. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Historical Commission meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 4. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6pm. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, January 15The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Board of Library Trustees meets at 7:30pm in the Library’s Banda Room. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, January 16The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in the Town Hall Auditorium. The agenda will be posted HERE by Monday night.Thursday, January 17The Wilmington Elderly Services Commission meets at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Friday, January 18No MeetingsSaturday, January 19No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of June 9, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

10 09 19

first_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow Post a comment 50 Photos 2020 Cadillac CT5 brings a new look for the brand’s sedans to New York 0 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More about 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Auto Tech Future Carscenter_img Enlarge ImageIt’s more complicated than simply adding a few wires and hard drives here and there. General Motors Having a bunch of tech is no good if it doesn’t receive the juice it needs to operate alongside the myriad other systems, all of which have their own demands. That’s why GM has a new electronic architecture in the works.General Motors on Monday unveiled its latest electronic platform. “Platform” in this case doesn’t refer to the metal structure hiding beneath the car’s body panels. Rather, it covers the electronic underpinnings of the car, focused entirely on the wiring and components that provide the car with modern connectivity. It’ll give GM’s future cars the bandwidth they’ll need to pack all the latest in-car tech.The platform is capable of handling up to 4.5 terabytes of data processing per hour, which GM says is five times more than its current electronic architecture can handle. That should provide a boost to GM’s Super Cruise system, which needs to crunch a whole bunch of data to do its job. At the same time, various components inside the car should be able to talk with each other — and with systems outside the vehicle — even faster, because the new platform supports Ethernet connections up to 10 Gbps.So what will all this extra bandwidth permit? Well, GM didn’t speak too much to specifics, but it did promise more capacity for over-the-air updates, eliminating frustrating trips to the dealer and allowing for more content to show up after the fact. It should also give a boost to Super Cruise, which GM said will evolve, but it didn’t say how exactly. The automaker also made mention of improved cybersecurity, but it only said that there will be “additional protective features at the hardware and software levels.”It won’t be long before we get to experience this upgrade. GM’s new electronic platform will enter production later this year, and it’ll make its first appearance on the upcoming Cadillac CT5 sedan. GM hopes that it will be introduced on “most vehicles within GM’s global lineup” by 2023. Cadillac Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice Review • 2019 Cadillac Escalade review: Large, luxurious and long in the tooth General Motorslast_img read more

5 09 19

first_imgMahika SharmaTwitterActress Mahika Sharma, known for tv shows like Ramayana and FIR,opened up about receiving vulgar messages on Holi for working with adult film star Danny D.Mahika said that sheis paying the price of working with adult star Danny D in the upcoming Bollywood movie “The Modern Culture”.Mahika spoke about an incident she faced on Holi this year. While talking she shared, “Social media is platform I feel which needs more safety. One should be asked for government identity before creating an account. So we can be more secured. I usually get messages from strangers asking me my rates for night. Not only me, I find such stupid comments on many actresses or models too. But this time I faced a real bad experience. Someone messaged me “Danny D ki pichkari se khelogi.. Indian k b try karo..”Mahika has also urged people to be sure about women safety during Holi. She said, “Boys will touch but don’t allow it in that way! You will have people touching you. It’s a given. Although I cannot deny that it can and has been unsafe for women with boys thinking it’s a free for all in the name of Holi, you have to remember that you are  in power here. If you don’t want to be touched or it crosses your boundaries – tell them to back off!”Mahika Sharma had also earned the tittle of Miss Teen Northeast, India.last_img read more

1 09 19

first_imgBy The Associated PressA publicist for the once-beloved Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.Cosby, 81, spent his first night alone in a Pennsylvania prison after being accustomed to a life filled with handlers and household help. He could eventually be sent to a state prison that has separate units for geriatric prisoners and programs for sex offenders.A spokesman for Bill Cosby said the comedian was subjected to the “most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States.” (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP)Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said September 25 after the comedian’s sentencing that Cosby was “one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the United States for over the past 50 years,” while decrying the trial as the “most sexist and racist” in the country’s history.The judge, prosecutor and jury saw it differently.“No one is above the law. And no one should be treated disproportionately because of who they are, where they live, or even their wealth, celebrity or philanthropy,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill said in sentencing Cosby to an above-average sentence for a 2004 sex assault.Cosby’s defense team has raised the racial issue before, in 2016, before quickly scrapping it.“We prosecute where the evidence takes us and that was done in this (Cosby) case. When (U.S.) Judge (Eduardo) Robreno released the deposition and said that this is perhaps criminal, we’re obligated to look at that and we did and we worked through the case and we got to where we are today.”Cosby was found guilty in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate in 2004 after being barraged with similar accusations from more than 60 women over the past five decades.“It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come,” O’Neill said. He quoted from victim Andrea Constand’s statement submitted to the court, in which she said Cosby took her “beautiful, young spirit and crushed it.”In her statement, Constand, 45, wrote of Cosby: “We may never know the full extent of his double life as a sexual predator, but his decades-long reign of terror as a serial rapist is over.”On NBC’s “Today” on Wednesday morning, prosecutor Kristen Feden reflected on the difficulty of the case, which included a first trial in 2017 that ended in a hung jury, and said Constand told her she was happy with the sentence.“I always look for my strength in the victims, and Andrea Constand was amazing,” Feden said. “Her courage and her strength was enough for me to say, ‘Let’s keep going.’”Cosby declined the opportunity to speak before the sentence came down, and afterward sat laughing and chatting with his defense team. His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court. Constand smiled broadly on hearing the punishment and was hugged by others in the courtroom.In a blistering statement, spokesman Wyatt said the comedian was subjected to the “most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States.” Wyatt said all three of the psychologists who testified against Cosby were “White women who make money off of accusing Black men of being sexual predators.”Women’s advocates hailed Cosby’s sentence as a landmark #MeToo moment.“Bill Cosby seeing the inside of a prison cell sends a strong message that predators — no matter who they are, from Hollywood to Wall Street to the Supreme Court — can no longer be protected at the expense of victims,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women of New York.Cosby’s lawyers asked that he be allowed to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction, but the judge ordered him locked up immediately, saying that “he could quite possibly be a danger to the community.”Cosby — who is legally blind and uses a cane — removed his watch, tie and jacket and walked out in a white dress shirt and red suspenders, his hands cuffed in front of him. He appeared downcast, his eyes failing to meet the camera, in a mug shot released by authorities.Cosby must serve the minimum of three years before becoming eligible for parole.Cosby’s punishment, which also included a $25,000 fine, came at the end of a two-day hearing at which the judge declared him a “sexually violent predator” — a designation that subjects him to monthly counseling for the rest of his life and requires that neighbors and schools be notified of his whereabouts. A psychologist for the state testified that Cosby appears to have a mental disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to have sex with women without their consent.Once known as America’s Dad for his role on the top-rated “Cosby Show” in the 1980s, the actor was convicted of violating Constand, Temple University women’s basketball administrator, at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.Constand testified that Cosby gave her what she thought were herbal pills to ease stress, then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized on a couch. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual, and his lawyers branded her a “con artist” who framed the comedian to get a big payday — a $3.4 million settlement she received over a decade ago.The AP does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, which Constand and other accusers have done.Five other accusers took the stand at the trial as part of an effort by prosecutors to portray him as a predator.Cosby faced anywhere from probation to 10 years in prison. His lawyers asked for house arrest, saying he is too old and vulnerable to go to prison. Prosecutors asked for five to 10 years behind bars, warning that he could still pose a threat to women.Steele said Cosby could be sent to Laurel Highlands , a state prison for lower-risk inmates on the other side of the state, about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.Constand went to police a year after waking up in a fog at Cosby’s estate, her clothes askew, only to have the district attorney pass on the case. Another DA reopened the file a decade later and charged the TV star after stand-up comic Hannibal Buress’ riff about Cosby being a rapist prompted other women to come forward and after a federal judge, acting on a request from The Associated Press, unsealed some of Cosby’s startling, decade-old testimony in Constand’s related civil suit.In his testimony, Cosby described sexual encounters with a string of actresses, models and other young women and talked about obtaining quaaludes to give to those he wanted to sleep with.last_img read more