This personal alert wearable is what you want in an emergency » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – This personal alert wearable is super easy to use. Once you get it, simply create an account on the SOS app. Then, enter your emergency contacts onto the list. In the event of an emergency, press the button on the front of the band. It sends one-click GPS and elevation coordinates to your contacts immediately. And the best part is, you don’t even need to have your phone on you to use this device. The SOS will cover you no matter your phone’s status. So it sounds like a practical gadget pretty much anyone would want to include in their EDC.SOS Band global personal alert wearable SOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person outdoorsDoes this gadget track your movements?While this personal alert wearable can pinpoint your location when you need help, it doesn’t keep a log of your movements. It only works when you activate it, keeping your movements private and personal. So this is one device, at least, that won’t ask you to rate the bakery you passed during your last bike ride.SOS Band global personal alert wearable– Advertisement – The beauty of this personal alert wearable is that it works globally. So you can wear it while you jog in your neighborhood or hike while you’re on a business trip. For now, the SOS Band works in over 213 countries, and more are being added all the time. Check the list before you head out.SOS Band global personal alert wearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person rock climbingCan I wear this emergency wristband in the rain?The makers of the SOS Band know that when you’re outside, rain and splashes happen. That’s why they’ve given their wristband a completely sealed design so that it can go with you pretty much anywhere. It’s even saltwater proof, so you can wear it while you’re wakeboarding or doing any other watersport in the ocean. It’s definitely a product you’ll want to take with you on your next beach vacation.SOS Band global personal alert wearable WearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person paddlingDoes this product take the environment into account?According to the company’s Indiegogo page, this personal alert wearable promotes sustainability since its battery is so long lasting—this cuts down on the use of batteries compared to similar products. Also, the durable material stands up to heavy use. This means you shouldn’t have to replace the band for over ten years. It also means there’s less material manufacturing, putting a smaller load on the planet’s raw materials.SOS Band global personal alert wearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person throwing a ropeThe SOS Band personal alert wearable is a great gadget for people who exercise alone outdoors. This device is easy to use and provides a truly great service, sending your location’s coordinates to your emergency contacts. And with the millions of sporting accidents that occur in the US each year, it’s a wearable that could prove to be a lifesaver. So it’s a gadget you’ll want to consider getting for yourself and loved ones.The SOS Band global personal alert wearable costs $75, and you can preorder yours on Kickstarter.What other gadgets are you crazy about for your solo adventures outdoors? Let us know in the comments :).SOS Band global personal alert wearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person walking through the forest SOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person rock climbingHow long does the battery last?You won’t have to worry about running out of batteries with this sports wearable. That’s because the SOS Band‘s batteries last for ten years. That’s right; you won’t need to change the batteries on this wristband for a decade. This is a huge improvement over the typical wearable’s battery life, which only lasts a few days before needing a recharge.SOS Band global personal alert wearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person huntingWhere does this location-sharing wristband work?- Advertisement –center_img Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. You love exercising in the great outdoors but know it can be dangerous out there. Breathe a little easier with the SOS band. This emergency wearable is easy to use and sends your location’s coordinates to your contacts if you’re in trouble.If you bike or run solo, you know how important it is to stay connected to emergency contact while you’re out. And luckily, today’s wearables are making that easier than ever, especially the SOS Band global personal alert wearable. In the event of an emergency, this wristband shares your coordinates with your contact list. All you have to do is press a button.The SOS Band looks like a sturdy smartwatch or fitness tracker. It has the company’s logo engraved on the front and has a rugged, durable quality. In fact, this wearable is dust, impact, and water-resistant with an IP-69 rated housing case. Overal, it’s a personal safety gadget that looks like it was meant to be worn outdoors, and you’ll feel quite stylish wearing it.How does this alert wristband work?- Advertisement –last_img read more

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‘Rivendell’ for sale as Godfather of Coral Charlie Veron moves north to save the reef

first_img Brisbane now best of Aussie cities UK-based natural historian Sir David Attenborough sat at this outdoor table setting to discuss climate change and the Great Barrier Reef with Charlie Veron.“It’s a lovely place for sitting and thinking so a lot of scientists have come here to talk about science,” the former chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine science said.“The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, that came about at Rivendell.”Veron and Attenborough have spent a great deal of time together discussing the effects of climate change on coral reefs, including an emergency meeting and symposium of the Royal Society in London.“I got to know him very well and when it was time for him to come to Australia, I wanted to have a welcome Australian style so I had him and the film crew over and we had a lovely night at Rivendell.” The outdoor pool area at Rivendell.But now Veron is leaving Rivendell, at 10 Benalla Rd, Oak Valley, with his partner Mary Stafford-Smith and moving to the Atherton Tablelands to continue the fight to protect the coral reefs of the world.He is working on a way to preserve every coral species in aquaria around the world to keep the coral alive as the climate changes. New coral is still being identified on the Great Barrier Reef. Picture: Brian Cassey.“I would like to see the whole thing up and going in three to four years,” he said.“So maybe in 100 years’ time, some of them, enough of them, will be alive so that we can once again repopulate them.”It’s a race against time as Mr Veron has returned from far north Queensland where he was only able to identify 15 per cent of known species in the area. Veteran reef crusader Charlie Veron with marine biologist Neal Cantin. Picture: Brian Cassey.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoSo while there is heartbreak in leaving Rivendell, named after JRR Tolkien’s elven haven in Lord of the Rings, the quest to save more than 800 species of hard coral is his top priority.RE/MAX Townsville’s agent Michele Hyde is selling the eco warrior’s haven that is half an hour from Townsville, and is inviting offers over $850,000.The six or seven bedroom house is near the edge of the river but is positioned so there is no risk of flooding.One wing is a self-contained granny flat with a second kitchen and external access for wheelchairs. One of two inbuilt aquaria in the house.The ensuite has an indulgent corner spa and there are two large in-built aquaria. A roman bath also features at Rivendell.The property has multiple outbuildings, an inground swimming pool and three water supplies, town, bore and river water, and high pressure reticulation to 25 taps throughout the property.It is home to brolgas, pelicans, jabirus, spoonbills, and channel-billed cockatoos. While turtles and the occasional echidna frequent the waterway. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES These streets out-Christmas us allcenter_img FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Charlie Veron is at home on the Great Barrier Reef.AUSTRALIA’S Godfather of coral, who has discovered more than 20 per cent of the world’s coral species, is moving house and he’s working on a plan to relocate Australia’s coral species as well.Charlie Veron, dubbed by natural historian Sir David Attenborough as a modern day Charles Darwin, has put his north Queensland eco haven, Rivendell, on the market for the first time in 47 years. The living area of 10 Benalla Rd, Oak Valley.It is from this 2.2 hectare property on the bank of Sachs Creek near Townsville that Veron has welcomed prominent scientific minds, including Sir David Attenborough, to discuss the future of Australia’s coral reef.last_img read more

Highlights of the Week

first_imgUSACE Directs Additional $67.5 Million to Mississippi ProjectsU.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $67.5 million in FY2017 appropriations funding to support flood control, navigation and other projects throughout Mississippi. Funds Secured for Boston Harbor Deep Draft ImprovementsWith the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is now ready for continued operations and funding in fiscal year 2018 that starts on Oct. 1, 2017. Port of Rotterdam: Creating Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2The Port of Rotterdam is creating space for an offshore center for wind energy at sea, decommissioning (the dismantling of oil and gas platforms) and the oil and gas market – Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2 (OCMV2). Nassau Dredging Tender OnlineThe Florida Inland Navigation District (District) has just released a tender for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIW) maintenance dredging project.center_img Steady Performance in 2016 for Jan De Nul, Stable Order BookJan De Nul Group has just released its 2016 Annual Report, saying that the company achieved steady performance in a highly volatile market. Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (May 29 – June 4, 2017).last_img read more

Cardinals Battle Knights In Middle School Hoops

first_imgSt. Louis 8th grade boys basketball team bounced back from a loss to St. Lawrence on Monday night with a home win against South Dearborn on Tuesday night by a final score of 42 to 33.After a slow start by the Cardinal’s, Adam Cox poured in 9 of his 11 points in the second quarter to give the Cardinal’s a 18 to 15 lead at the half.  Just like the start of the game St. Louis was flat in the third quarter and found themselves behind 29 to 25 going into the fourth quarter.Charlie Dice decided to take the game over knocking down 12 of his 20points in the fourth to secure the win for the Cardinals.  Timely contributions from Eli Tuveson who finished with 7 points including a 3 ball, and Jacob Deutsch with 2 put backs for a total of 4 points kept the game in check.  Abe Peetz and Zach Harmeyer led St. Louis on defense.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.The St. Louis 7th grade basketball team hosted the visiting South Dearborn Knights last night and came away another win by the score of 36-16.The game started with South Dearborn coming out in an aggressive zone defense which caused problems for St. Louis as they had a difficult time penetrating their zone. The shots for the Cardinals were not falling early but the defense held them in the game as the score after first quarter had St. Louis up 5-2. The Cardinals shooting started to get on track in the 2nd quarter and at halftime St. Louis took a lead of 14-7. The Cardinals made some adjustments and coming out in the 2nd half the defense for St. Louis was able to create several turnovers into easy buckets and their outside shots began to fall with Kurt Siefert leading the way with a couple three pointers. By the end of the quarter St Louis had pushed the score to 32-10 putting the game out of reach.The Cardinals were led defensively by Ben Schebler and Sam Voegele and on offensive side team had a balanced scoring attack with Jack Aplanalp with 3 points, Kurt Siefert 6, Wil Freeland 4, Riley Schebler 2, Andrew Oesterling 7, Lleyton Ratcliffe 8, and Sam Voegele had 6.The Cardinals next game is this Thursday at South Ripley. The start time is 6:00.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

Lambert turns down Villa move

first_img The Reds brought in Lambert, who travelled to the World Cup with England last year, for £4million from Southampton as they reshaped their squad following the sale of talisman Luis Suarez. He scored 14 times for Saints last season but has failed to replicate that form for Liverpool, scoring just three times this term, including one against Villa last month. His situation had led to speculation he could move in the winter transfer window and that was fuelled further by the successful return to action of Daniel Sturridge at the weekend after five months out. Manager Brendan Rodgers had indicated that he wanted the player to stay but the club do not appear to have stood in his way following Villa’s enquiry. The player’s decision to reject the move suggests that Lambert intends to remain and fight for a place along with the likes of Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini. Villa’s interest in Lambert is understandable given their poor form in front of goal in the Barclays Premier League. Paul Lambert’s side have scored just 11 goals in 23 games. Villa, who are looking for a new forward to bolster their underperforming front line, are believed to have offered £5million for the England international. Lambert, 32, has struggled to make an impact since joining his boyhood club last summer but does not appear prepared to give up his Anfield career for Villa Park. Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has turned down a move to Aston Villa, Press Association Sport understands.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

USC to offer graduate diploma in innovation

first_imgThe USC Graduate School has announced the creation of a program that both encourages and serves as a symbol of innovation.New ideas · The USC Stevens Institute of Innovation is partnering with the USC Graduate School to offer a new diploma in innovation. – Ian Elston | Daily Trojan Beginning in the fall, graduate students will be able to earn a Ph.D. diploma in innovation through the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation. The program is the first of its kind and is meant to complement students’ disciplinary work with practical skills.The program will be free for all Ph.D. students at USC and consists of 12 units leading to a Certificate in Innovation. Participants must maintain a 3.0 GPA and pass a qualifying exam.The courses offered include The Innovation Process: Development, Diffusion and Leadership (GRSC 610), Legal Issues and Financing of Innovation (GRSC 612) and Disciplinary Perspectives in Innovation (GRSC 615). The 12-unit structure of the program allows Ph.D. students to still focus on their disciplinary work while gaining experience in innovation.The idea for the certificate originally came from Executive Vice President and Provost C. L. Max Nikias. A group of faculty members, led by Jean Morrison, a professor of earth sciences and vice provost for academic affairs and graduate programs, then began to formulate a curriculum and to develop courses and syllabi. The entire process took almost a year.Morrison said she thinks it is important for Ph.D. students to take classes in areas outside of their specialization and learn to think in different ways.“I think, historically, Ph.D. education has tended to focus inward and to remain very disciplinary in nature,” Morrison said. “[The program] is meant to provide these students with a different way of looking at their disciplinary work, hoping that they’ll bring out the innovative side of whatever it is they’re going to do.”Further, she hopes the new program will help Ph.D. students find ways to make their knowledge applicable to society.The program, Morrison said, is the first innovation degree in the country.“This is, as far as we know, a completely unique and new program that we don’t think exists in this configuration anywhere else,” she said.The program has already attracted many inquiries.“We are anticipating it being very selective,” said Nicole Hawkes, associate provost of academic affairs and the program manager of Women in Science and Engineering. “I think there’s already been tremendous interest. The program was announced on Monday and already has had a dozen inquiries from students and other faculty members.”Z ShiHeng Guan, a graduate student studying computer science, heard of the program recently and said many graduate students are excited for the new diploma.“They will get excited about how it’s free, and I think it will be useful,” Guan said.last_img read more

Pitt rallies to beat Eastern Michigan in Quick Lane Bowl

first_img COMMENT LIVE TV Associated Press Television News First Published: 27th December, 2019 11:31 IST Written By Kenny Pickett threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Taysir Mack with 47 seconds left and Pittsburgh held on to beat Eastern Michigan 34-30 in the Quick Lane Bowl on Thursday night.After taking its first lead of the game, Pittsburgh (8-5) then forced Eastern Michigan (6-7) to turn it over on downs from its 40. That sealed Pitt’s first bowl victory in five appearances under coach Pat Narduzzi.The Eagles came up just short in a closely contested game just as they did in three previous bowls under coach Chris Creighton.Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass was ejected with 10 seconds left after throwing punches at two players. Eagles cornerback Kevin McGill was ejected earlier for unsportsmanlike conduct.Glass was 28 of 50 for 311 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The senior also ran for 83 yards and a score.Pickett completed 27 of 39 passes for 361 yards and three scores, including a school-record, 96-yard TD pass to Maurice Ffrench. Ffrench finished with 12 catches for 165 yards, most of which came on the tying score in the second quarter.RECORD BOOKSFfrench had 96 receptions this season, breaking Larry Fitzgerald’s school record of 92 set in 2003.Glass surpassed Charlie Batch’s single-season record of 3,390 yards of total offense set in 1997.THE TAKEAWAYPitt: Coaching continuity with offensive coordinator Mark Whipple returning for a second season should help the program. The offense showed some signs of life in the bowl game after scoring 20 or fewer points in eight games this season.Eastern Michigan: The program is on solid footing, earning consecutive bowl bids for the first time and three in four years after previously doing it only once as a Division I team. The Eagles will just have to hope they can keep coach Chris Creighton away from Power Five conference schools.UP NEXTPitt: Hosts Miami of Ohio on Sept. 5. The Panthers will have a chance to be very good on defense if defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman, Patrick Jones and safety Paris Ford all choose to stay in college instead of entering the NFL draft.Eastern Michigan: Plays at Kentucky on Sept. 5. The Eagles will be breaking in a new quarterback, attempting to replace Glass. Preston Hutchinson and Jairus Grissom gained some experience in 2019 and will likely have a shot to start next season.___center_img Last Updated: 27th December, 2019 11:31 IST Pitt Rallies To Beat Eastern Michigan In Quick Lane Bowl Kenny Pickett threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Taysir Mack with 47 seconds left and Pittsburgh held on to beat Eastern Michigan 34-30 in the Quick Lane Bowl on Thursday night. WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Tipp team to face Armagh expected to be named tomorrow morning

first_imgThe Tipperary team to face Armagh is expected to be named later tomorrow morning.The Premier started the championship season plagued by injuries, but it’s expected that Michael Quinlivan, Philip Austin and Paddy Codd will be fit to start the game in Semple Stadium on Satuday.The All Ireland football round 3B qualifier is a must win game for both sides. And following a hard fought victory over Cavan last week, Tipp coach Shane Stapleton says he hopes the players get their just rewards.Throw-in is at 5 o’clock on Saturday evening in Semple Stadium – Tipp FM’s live coverage comes in association with Jim Strang and Sons, Kilsheelan, main Peugeot dealers.last_img read more

Haitian President Says “It Would Be Irresponsible to Resign” Despite Protests

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Embattled Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, says he has no plans of encouraging another 1986 incident: when then-president of Haiti Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier fled the country following opposition-led demonstrations against his administration.Moise, speaking for the first time publicly for nearly a week, said that it would be “irresponsible” on his part to step down in light of persistent demonstrations being staged by opposition parties for his removal from office amidst claims of corruption.“It would be irresponsible on my part for me to stand here today, to sign and submit a letter of resignation and say ‘I am leaving’ and leave the country like this and the system regenerates itself,” Moïse told an impromptu news conference on the grounds of the National Palace.The crisis in Haiti was triggered by the publication in January 2019 of a report on the Venezuela-funded PetroCaribe Oil initiative, under which Caracas provided oil and other petroleum products to Haiti under a preferential agreement.Moise has denied any wrongdoing and last week named former prime minister Evans Paul to head a team that would hold discussions with all stakeholders and on Tuesday reiterated a call for the all stakeholders to meet to discuss a way forward.“However long it takes, I am ready for dialogue. We don’t want to have another 1986,” he said, noting also that the economic situation in the country is also as a result of the failure to have his government ratified by the Parliament.“Parliament spent eight months refusing to give us a government,” said Moïse, who came to office in 2017.Moïse said Haiti is “worse off” than it was from 2004 to 2015, the years following the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.“You didn’t vote me to come fight with anyone. You voted me so that I could come fight against a system. It would be difficult for anyone who became president today to confront this system because it has the capacity to regenerate itself,” Moise said as he defended his term in office so far.But opposition leaders have immediately rejected Moïse’s bid for talks, saying his offer was “not credible” and called for more street protests.In a statement, the anti-corruption organization, Nou Pap Dòmi said Moise “must resign.“He has no credibility and has long lost our trust. Our position remains the same: A corrupt president can’t govern our nation.”Opposition leader André Michel said the latest statements by Moise lacked credibility.“Mr. Jovenel Moise does not have the moral authority to attack the guards of the exclusionary system that we are fighting today because his election campaign was betrothed by these people,” Michel said, adding that during the 2016 elections Moïse “had at his disposal more economic means than all the other candidates together”.last_img read more