News Article | April 21, 2017
BURLINGTON, ON--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation and partners are launching ACT's High School CPR and Defibrillator Training Program in 28 high schools in the Halton Region. This initiative will see more than 7,000 students empowered by their teachers with essential lifesaving skills every year. The ACT Foundation is the charitable organization that is establishing CPR and defibrillator training programs in high schools throughout Ontario and across Canada. Mannequins and defibrillator training units are donated to schools and high school teachers are trained as instructors to train all students prior to graduation. ACT is working in partnership with health partners, AstraZeneca Canada, Sanofi Canada, and Amgen Canada, and provincial partners, the Government of Ontario and Hydro One, and many community partners to bring this program to the Halton Region high schools. "Each year, approximately 7,000 Ontarians will experience cardiac arrest either at home or in public. When used in conjunction with CPR in the first few minutes after a cardiac arrest, defibrillation can dramatically improve cardiac arrest survival rates by more than 50 per cent. Providing youth with the tools and confidence to intervene in a life-saving scenario is an important investment that will benefit us all. I am proud of the ACT Foundation and our government for their commitment to improving the cardiac safety of communities across the province," says Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and MPP for Burlington. This initiative will see high schools receive training equipment as a result of the Skills4Life Fundraising Campaign which has received the support of many community partners and service clubs. These include lead community partners, AstraZeneca Canada, Amgen Canada, and Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd. Community partners are: Bayer, Halton Hills Hydro Inc., Kiwanis Club of Oakville Inc., Oakville Lions Club, Rotary Club of Acton, Rotary Club of Burlington Central, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore, Rotary Club of Burlington North, Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar, and Takeda Canada Inc. "As a founding partner of the ACT Foundation, it's very exciting to see the launch of this program come to fruition," says Ed Dybka, President, AstraZeneca Canada. "At AstraZeneca, we're proud to contribute to our local communities and I'm inspired to stand beside the many other Halton organizations that have played a part in making this day possible. I also thank the Government of Ontario for their support and the ACT Foundation for their leadership and commitment to this life-saving cause." Thanks to our partners in the Halton Region: With eight in 10 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring at home or in public places, empowering youth with CPR training as part of their high school education will help increase citizen CPR response rates over the long term. "We are thrilled with the support of our partners," says Sandra Clarke, the ACT Foundation's Executive Director. "Thanks to them, we are able to bring this lifesaving program to 28 Halton Region high schools, ensuring all youth will be trained. Students will bring their lifesaving skills to current and future families, building stronger communities and saving lives. See link to many rescue stories." To date, the ACT Foundation has set up the CPR Program in more than 1,750 high schools nation-wide, empowering more than 3.6 million youth to save lives. The ACT Foundation is the national charitable organization that is establishing the free CPR and AED program in Canadian high schools. The program is built on ACT's award-winning community-based model of partnerships and support, whereby ACT finds local partners who donate the mannequins and AED training units that schools need to set up the program. High school teachers then teach CPR and how to use a defibrillator to their students as a regular part of the curriculum, reaching all youth prior to graduation. ACT's partners committed to bringing the program to Ontario are provincial partners, the Government of Ontario and Hydro One, and national health partners, AstraZeneca Canada, Sanofi Canada, and Amgen Canada.
Dixon L.K.,Mote Marine Laboratory |
Murphy P.J.,HydrO Inc. |
Becker N.M.,Mote Marine Laboratory |
Charniga C.M.,Mote Marine Laboratory
Harmful Algae | Year: 2014
The project "EcoHAB: Karenia Nutrient Dynamics in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico" (NOAA EcoHAB grant NA06NOS4780246) was designed to simultaneously quantify a wide variety of nutrient sources which can support the nearly annual blooms of Karenia brevis in the estuarine and coastal waters of west central Florida. Estuarine outflows and water column stocks of nutrients have been previously demonstrated to be insufficient to support the observed cell densities (>106cellL-1) which K. brevis can achieve. Nutrients released from sediments, however, are a nutrient source common to offshore, coastal, and estuarine environments. Prior regional measurements were generally lacking, particularly in coastal waters. Dark-only nutrient fluxes from the sediments were directly measured using large (65L, 0.27m2), in situ, opaque, stirred chambers deployed over 5-8h. Stations were located in coastal waters, a lagoonal system, and in the lower portions of two major estuaries, Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor, and were sampled during the fall of 2007-2009. Field procedures included triplicate chambers at each station and a water column control. Fluxes were quantified for dissolved oxygen, and dissolved ammonium, nitrate-nitrite, urea, total nitrogen, orthophosphorus, total phosphorus, and silica. Fluxes were dominated by dissolved silica (900-13,800μmolm-2d-1), ammonium (430-3360μmolm-2d-1) and ortho-phosphorus (50-1200μmolm-2d-1) and were greater than literature values which had been previously incorporated in local ecological modeling efforts. Based on literature growth rates and on cell complement data, the measured sediment flux of nutrients could have provided up to 300% of P requirements, and up to 100% of N requirements of 50,000cellsL-1 of K. brevis, modified by water depth. Flux values, derived from dark incubation and applied to Karenia cells only, likely represented an upper boundary of sediment contributions to Karenia nutrient budgets. Density stratifications common to upwelling coastal plumes and migratory behavior of K. brevis would have increased the percentage of supply afforded by sediment flux. Despite ammonium to ortho-phosphorus ratios in sediment flux substantially less than Redfield, ammonium flux provided a larger fraction of growth needs due to low levels of water column DIN concentrations (averaging 1.0μmolL-1). Fluxes enriched in P were consistent with bulk sediment P and the P-enriched geology of the region, and would have complemented N supplied by common nitrogen fixers such as Trichodesmium sp. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Bloch H.P.,Hydro Inc |
Bluse B.,Hydro Inc
Hydrocarbon Processing | Year: 2011
Starting with the late 1980s, considerable consolidation and re-shuffling has affected the pump industry. Some of the big name pump producers, the "legacy manufacturers," have vanished from the scene. As their process pumps age and undergo repairs, component geometry needs to be restored. New and improved metallurgies must be selected. Asset optimization requires upgrading the weak-link components and optimizing hydraulic efficiencies. Traditional restoration and merely doing routine maintenance by quick fixes are rarely the wisest course of action. That said, this overview and a recent case history deal with pumps in the 100-kW and larger size categories. It is in these sizes that the loss of legacy brand experience makes itself felt. Some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are no longer staffed with primarily experienced personnel, and there are repercussions. At times the now often less knowledgeable OEM employees are, in some instances, ill-equipped to work with the owner-operator of these pumps. In contrast, a few competent pump repair shops (CPRSs) are diligently nurturing CPRS-owner/user cooperation. However, smart owner-operators realize that essential non-OEM capabilities must be defined. Surveys are made to define pre-repair and anticipated post-repair mechanical reliability and hydraulic efficiency achievements. Such surveys represent the first stage in a critically important sequence of interactions between the CPRS and the pump owner or customer. All culminate in combining expert repairs with substantial upgrading so as to reduce the risk of incurring repeat failures.
Hydro Inc. | Date: 2012-01-31
Pumps for machines; pump impellers; valves for pumps; valves being parts of machines.