Cuando era niño mi madre tenía un jaulón inmenso lleno de canarios finos, de esos con anillo en la pata. Había alrededor de cincuenta aves, en general eran amarillas o blancas pero por las sobredosis que mamá les daba de zanahoria o betarraga se volvían medio colorados. Yo disfrutaba apoyar de espaldas la cabeza en la malla, quedándome ahí quieto pronto sentía como las hembras me arrancaban pelos para hacer sus nidos. Después de la temporada de crianza vendíamos los pichones y nos ganábamos algunos escudos, yo estoy seguro que mi madre quería más a sus plantas y canarios que a nosotros sus hijos.
Na última sexta-feira, 4, a Universidade Federal de Sergipe participou de mais uma ação de combate ao mosquito Aedes aegypti. O Comitê Central de Combate ao Aedes Aegypti da UFS participou de um evento realizado na escola municipal Diomedes Santos Silva, no bairro Santa Maria, Zona Sul de Aracaju. Na ocasião, o coordenador de Tecnologias Sociais e Ambientais da Pró-Reitoria de Extensão e Assuntos Comunitários da UFS (Proex), Wellington Barros da Silva, proferiu uma palestra para os alunos sobre a importância do combate ao mosquito transmissor da dengue, zika e chikungunya.
Após a notificação de 118 casos de microcefalia nos municípios sergipanos, feita pela Secretaria de Estado de Saúde (SES), a Universidade Federal de Sergipe – através da Pró-Reitoria de Extensão (Proex) - reuniu na última terça-feira, 15, pesquisadores da instituição e de entidades públicas de saúde com o objetivo de construir uma agenda de trabalho interinstitucional e a definição de linhas estratégicas para o combate ao mosquito Aedes Aegypti, principal vetor de transmissão de doenças como dengue, chikungunya e zyka vírus.
Earlier this year we headed to the undisputed king of shore diving, the "B" of the "ABC" Islands-Bonaire. Bonaire inspires loyalty unlike any other island. The vast majority of dives alongs its western side are accessible from the shore. Many people will visit and never set foot on a boat. Hence, the reason folks love it so much. You can do your own thing, at your pace, whenever you feel like it.
We stayed at Buddy Dives. Nestled right between Captain Don's and the Sand Dollar, these 3 resorts cater to divers. They have their own fleet of rental trucks that you can load up for shore dives, have great dives right off their own shores and offer boat diving if you prefer the feel of aqua-marine under your feet. Our plan was to do a little boat diving and a little shore diving and get a good mix of what Bonaire had to offer.
After a red eye flight to Atlanta and a connection to Bonaire, we landed in the pouring rain. Desert island my flipper! It rained a ton while we were there (though never for too long) which lead to the rise of mosquitoes that all seemed to hone in on Tee as their primary target. A quick connection to Buddy's and our vacation was on.
Before you can do any diving on Bonaire, you need to sit in on a briefing about the marine park and do a check out dive off the resort. We arrived too late to dive that day so the afternoon was spent doing a little exploring. We were staying in 2 bedroom condos with a truck for every 4 people. The trucks are mini-king cabs that hold 4 nicely and 5 or 6 in a pinch. It was neat to have transportation so readily available. Most islands we travel to require a bus or cab ride to go anywhere and that gets old and expensive quick. Since our condos had kitchens, it was off to the grocery store to stock up on supplies. We also discovered the KFC down the road that had the best chicken strips. We would hit that a few times during the week.
After breakfast the next morning, we had our briefing and learned all about the marine park, the dos and don'ts and the drive-thru tank service. That's right, a drive-thru tank service. I will be honest, I had heard about this before and had grandiose ideas about pulling through and having tanks loaded and unloaded for you. That's not exactly how it worked. You drove up and there was a group of filled tanks and a spot to leave empties. You loaded and unloaded yourself; it reminded me of when we used to use Murray High's pool for classes, loading tanks in the van. You can take 2 tanks per person at a time so you could go out for a morning or afternoon adventure and not have to hurry back. After our tour we jumped off the pier for our check out dive. The shore diving set up was slick. You had a storage area for gear, loads of full tanks, rinse tanks and easy entries and exits. Upon descending you usually got to meet Charlie. Charlie is a 6 foot long tarpon that loves to sneak up behind you. I heard a few swears from night divers when their bubbles popped at the surface when Charlie snuck up from behind them. There was a sandy bottom about 10 feet deep right off the pier which extended about 30 yards until the drop off. There it was a steady slop to over 100 feet of depth.
You need to make a "check out" dive off the pier before you do any other diving. Just a quickie to make sure you have the right amount of weight and can remember what you forgot in 20 feet of water before going to 60 feet. I have become a big fan of the check out ever since one person in a Roatan group forgot to attach their BCD inflator hose to their reg. Not just "not attached to the BCD" but not attached to the reg at all, as in-still in their bag on the boat.
So we did our dive and then got ready for our first boat dive. Our package included 6 boat dives. I was curious to see how they would schedule these. 1 dive a day didn't seem to make sense and then it would throw a wrench into setting up your 2 shore dives. Instead they set up 2 dives a day for 3 days. You did either 2 tanks in the morning or 2 in the afternoon. Our first day was set for afternoon dives after we got done with our briefings and check out dive. They took us out to Klein Bonaire. Klein is a small island just off shore from the leeward side of Bonaire. Bonaire almost wraps around it. It's too far for shore diving so you do most of your boat dives out there. It was out here that I first noticed some of the hurricane damage.
Apparently Bonaire was hit pretty bad last year by some storms. The divemasters said a hurricane hit. How did I miss this? We had out trip planned well in advance. Normally I keep an eye to on the weather through the summer and fall, you know, to make the island is still there in the winter when we show up. I was also a bit upset that no one told me about it, namely our travel person who helped set it up. "Oh yea, you're going to love Bonaire," she said. "Great shore dives." She forgot to mention that possibly the best know dive and the best night dive, "The Town Pier" was gone. Like completely gone. Like wiped off the face of the water gone. This is THE famous Bonaire dive and they kept it a secret that it had been wiped out 5 months before!! Really the only other evidence was a few overturned coral head and barrel sponges. Actually quite a few barrel sponges were tipped over. There was also some damage that they had just finished repairing at Buddy's. We couldn't help but notice the brand new wood on most of the bigger pier. Well apparently that hurricane had a thing for piers since it took out Buddy's as well!
The next morning, the plan was to meet at 9am at the front entrance with all gear and tanks loaded where we would rally off to our first shore diving site, "Jefferson Davis." In someone's guide book it said to look for seahorses there so we were hot to trot to find some. Have you ever had a situation that afterwards you look back and say...Well that was obvious?
It looked innocent enough on our map. We get there and walk down to the shore. Only problem is there a small drop off (about 3 feet) that you will need to scramble down in order to get to the rocky/sandy 20 foot wide beach. **First Hindsight-it is our first shore dive on this trip, we have a bunch of new divers-we should have gone somewhere with an easier entry.
We're all excited to dive so damn the torpedos, we are going in! The "beach" is about 15 feet by 20 feet. That is the sandy part, there are rocks every where else. Some of our group decide to bring their gear down and put it together on the beach rather then put it together up top and hand it down. **Second Hindsight-15 people are not going to fit on this beach! Sand/waves/scuba gear means a bloody mess! Everyone should have set up on the top and then handed the gear down, put it on and headed straight into the water with out clogging up the beach.
Now we are ready to hit the water. Some are putting their fins on and walking in, some wading in and putting on gear in the water, some going by themselves and others waiting for buddies.**Third Hindsight-The waves are not that big but big enough to push you around. A few folks fall over and get tossed around in the sand/water. We should have found the clearest path out into the water, one person (the instructor leading the group maybe??) should have walked each person out and had them put their fins on oncethey were clear of the surf zone and in slightly deeper water.
Well, once we were in the water and out past the surf zone, it was all good. We actually had a great dive and getting out was easier (we were learning!!) When we got to the second site for the day (Andrea I or II, not sure which) we were a bit more prepared. Not quite the efficient band of brothers we would become but well on our way. Big thanks goes out to one of our group and Divemaster-Joe L. He was great in helping people in and out of the water all week long. We made it back to the resort in time for lunch and then 2 more dives out on the boat.
This was pretty much the drill each day. 4 dives and a night dive thrown in for good measure. I was way impressed at how the group did. The first dive not with standing, we became pros at shore diving. I was sure that after a day or 2 of all this diving, people would start sitting a few out. Nope, not until Thursday afternoon did we lose the first person. We did a few more boat dives around Klein Bonaire as well as Windsock and Karpata.
Karpata is a great dive more toward the north of the island. It is interesting to note that the diving toward the south has a flatter entry and longer swim out to the reef. As you go north, the entry becomes a bit steeper (i.e.-Jefferson Davis) with the reef right off shore. There are a few dives towards the north that have stairs down to the water (1000 Steps is the obvious one) and Karpata is one of the best. The reef slopes down a bit steeper here. Not quite a sheer wall but getting pretty close to it.
The other shore dives we were down at the south end (we learned our lesson.) Easier entries became our motto. We dove The Lake, Alice in Wonderland, Aquarius, Invisibles, White Slave, Red Beryl and of course a few dives on the wreck of the Hilma Hooker. I loved the idea of being able to shore dive a wreck. Normally we get to dive 1 or 2 wrecks during a week if there any to be had. I could do a week of nothing but wrecks (that would be called Truk Lagoon and some day I'll get there.) Having the Hooker so easily accessible was great but I was a little bummed to only get to dive it twice. We were diving so many other spots, we didn't have time to head back for another dive. Plus since it was on the deeper side (sand at 110'), it had to be a morning dive. The wreck is lying on its side with the keel facing the beach. It was odd to swim to. You are about 40' deep and slowly sloping down. Out in the distance you notice a line stretched across horizontally in front of you. As you get closer you realize it is the edge of the side of the ship. As you cross over the side of the ship, you can peer over the edge and see the rest of it. You see the super structure amidships and can look into the hold. Since the ship is tipped over on its side, swimming over the edge turns the wreck into a giant cavern. The superstructure is easy to penetrate with lots of doors, windows and openings. It is a bit disorienting since everything is sideways.
My only real complaint (after the mosquitoes) was that most of the dives were the same. There are no walls, ledges, overhangs or swim-throughs. You had a sloping bottom on every dive without much variation. Having said that, we did see more fish life then you normally see at other Caribbean islands. My only other bit of advice is to watch out around the White Slave huts. DO NOT drive your truck up onto the rocks. It will take 5-7 people to help push you out.
Let's go diving!
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Si no sabes cómo luchar contra mosquitos y no tienes una mosquitera en cada ventana, este post es tu imprescindible.
La entrada Las mosquiteras aparece primero en Decora Decora.
As local governments across the country tangle with concerned residents, powerful telecommunications companies and impatient national leaders on the issue of rolling out 5G technology — the next generation of wireless connectivity, so much faster that it promises to enable huge technological advancements — one issue keeps coming back again and again.
The “small cell” infrastructure that 5G runs on is, uh, not pretty. And because of the way it works, it will need to be much more ubiquitous than previous generations.
“In order to make the network perform for 5G and millimeter wave applications, the number of sites has to be increased substantially,” said Trey Nemeth, general manager for the electrical-surge-protection-and-telecommunication-infrastructure-concealment company Raycap. “But what we’re seeing in general is the carriers looking to not just build new sites, but also take advantage of existing assets that they have, existing sites, and add 5G to those sites as well as building new sites.”
So Raycap, a global company with a large U.S. footprint, has come up with a new material it hopes will help hide the boxes — and critically, won’t block their signals in the process. They call it InvisiWave, and it’s essentially a screen that can be made to look like it’s part of a larger structure. On Aug. 4, the company announced a screen panel made of the stuff that can be used for new installations, as well as an “aperture kit” for retrofits.
“You’re generally replacing or adding parts to existing buildings that have the same architectural appearance as the existing building,” Nemeth said. “So, very common is a screen wall addition on a commercial building … this might look something similar to a screen wall that would be built to hide HVAC equipment on a roof.”
They could also use the material on light poles, false chimneys and other places a 5G antenna might be hidden. Or, as some municipalities have pushed for, an artist could paint over it — so long as they use the right stuff that won’t block signal.
“These materials have differing levels of performance when it comes to … 4G-type applications, which are generally topping out around 2 GHz as far as frequency is concerned — but with millimeter wave, we’re talking about 24, 28, 39 GHz, which is a much more sensitive part of the spectrum,” he said. “So the traditional concealment materials are not suitable for the transmission of the 5G millimeter wave signals.”
Retrofitting could help speed 5G's rollout by avoiding battles over zoning, leasing and aesthetic requirements.
The InvisiWave product, Nemeth says, doesn’t affect the performance of the radio like those other materials do. The company worked with telecommunications firms to test the material under various conditions — dampness, hail, close to the concealment barrier, farther away from it, etc. — and received approval from “all major carriers in the U.S.”
Nemeth hopes that on top of helping local governments assuage concerns of gray boxes dominating their cityscapes, the new technology will also help avoid major work every time the technology changes.
“These radios tend to get changed out every so often with whatever the new technology is, and the appearance and form factor of the radios change,” he said. “So the concealment product gives the opportunity to have the external appearance be driven by the requirements of the local area, ensuring proper match and good aesthetics for the future, even if the technology ends up changing.”
The incidence of dengue, a mosquito-carried disease, has markedly increased in the recent past. It may have been spread by old tires been carried around the globe, but warming trends may also be a significant factor. Dengue leads to 100 million symptomatic infections yearly, but about 5% of those afflicted may have much more serious disease. A vaccine is being tested as are genetically modified mosquitoes.
Gracias Norma Tomaino y Laura Torres por la compaña que están haciendo y las donaciones que han conseguido para la Escuela de Piscuno y el Polimodal N 7 de Santa Catalina!!!
Touchscreen use among children is ubiquitous. But how much is too much, and is there an age before which you shouldn’t hand a child a smartphone or tablet? Roberta Golinkoff, PhD, discusses how this relatively new technology can help young children learn and why it’s different from television and books.
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Relaciones entre salud, educación y ambiente en Quito: el rol de educación sanitaria y ambiental
Para analizar los desequilibrios ecológicos que afectan a una ciudad como Quito, marcada por un crecimiento urbano anárquico y problemas de calidad ambiental, resulta interesante relacionar tres factores del Buen vivir: la salud, la educación y el ambiente. Los vínculos que pueden establecerse son numerosos. En esta reflexión, basada en estudios científicos y políticas públicas, hemos destacado dos aspectos concretos: la incidencia del medio en la salud de la población y la posibilidad de reducir los riesgos sanitarios a través de la educación. El dinamismo económico, político y cultural de la capital ecuatoriana podría fomentar la elaboración de programas y acciones hacia una mejor educación ambiental y sanitaria. ¿Cuáles son las estrategias de las autoridades municipales para crear una dinámica colectiva que lleve a la población a la toma de conciencia de los riesgos naturales y antropogénicas? Si muchos esfuerzos han sido realizados para determinar las amenazas naturales, poco se ha hecho por analizar el impacto del deterioro ambiental en la salud. Existen diferentes iniciativas para sensibilizar a la población de estos riesgos. No obstante, todavía queda mucho por hacer en cuanto a la difusión y al seguimiento de los programas y proyectos llevados a cabo en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito.; In order to analyze the ecological unbalance that affects a city like Quito, marked by an anarchic urban growth and problems on its environmental quality, it is interesting to relate three “Good Living” factors: Health, Education and Environment. There are numerous ways to establish links. Under this thought, based on scientific studies and public policies. We have defined to concrete facts: the impact of the environment on the health of the public and the possibility of reducing sanitary risks thru education. The economical, political and cultural dynamics of the Ecuadorian Capital could encourage the elaboration of programs and actions toward a better environmental and sanitary education. Which are the strategies, from the Municipal authorities, to create a collective dynamism that will take the population to become aware of the natural and anthropological risks? Many efforts have been realized to determine the natural threats, but little has been done in order to analyze the impact of the decay of the environment over our health. There are many different initiatives to sensitize the population on these risks. Nevertheless, there is a still lot to do with respect to the dissemination and follow up of programs and projects that are being carried out on the Distrito Metropolitano de Quito.
Calidad de vida y comunidades biológicas: análisis del estudio de impacto ambiental del metro en la ciudad de QuitoCache
Calidad de vida y comunidades biológicas: análisis del estudio de impacto ambiental del metro en la ciudad de Quito
Este trabajo presenta una revisión crítica del Informe de Impacto Ambiental del Metro de Quito, en sus variables “calidad de vida” y “comunidades biológicas”. Desde una perspectiva ecosistémica de comprensión y explicación de la ciudad, observamos que en el informe se sostiene una visión reduccionista de la dimensión ambiental. Asumiendo que el Metro constituye una mejora en los procesos de movilidad urbana, se argumenta que este proyecto es una oportunidad para generar instancias de promoción y articulación de la biodiversidad en la ciudad. Se discute la necesidad de contrarrestar la subsidiaridad del enfoque ambiental en la producción y reproducción de la ciudad.; This work shows a critique review of the Informe de Impacto Ambiental del Metro de Quito (Report of environmental impact of subway of Quito), in its variables: quality of life and biological communities. From an ecosistemic perspective of comprehension and understanding of the city, we see that the report holds a reductionist vision of the environmental dimension. Assuming that the subway constitutes an improvement in urban mobility, we argue that this project is an opportunity to generate instances of promotion and articulation of biodiversity within the city. We discuss the necessity of counteracting the dependency of the environmental approach of production and reproduction of the city.
Martes!! Es como que si el lunes y el viernes tuvieron un hijo retardau y es HOY! Bueno, ya llevo tiempo que en verdad no me inspiro para estar escribiendo a diario y es que pues en verdad nada nuevo ocurre casi! Siempre las mismas peleas. Los mismos desordenes! Las mismas personas en sus mismos viajes! You know? (Daddy Yankee Voice).
1. Ojala y que si me muero, uno de los que dicen ser mis panas a fuego borre el historial de mi computadora y de mi celular!