Hospice Peterborough Building for the Future – McColl Turner LLP Chartered Accountant

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Hospice Peterborough Building for the Future

The mission of Hospice Peterborough is to enhance the comfort, dignity and quality of life of individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness or grief

Over 25 Years of Caring for Our Community

Since 1988, Hospice Peterborough has provided hospice palliative care outreach and support services to those living in Peterborough City and County.
Hospice Peterborough, along with our community partners at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Palliative Care Unit, case managers from the Central East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), palliative care physicians and community nurses, have long recognized the gap in service for people living with life-threatening illnesses. To address these concerns, we have been working diligently towards expanding our community programming and establishing a 10 bed hospice care centre.

Last year our referrals increased by 22% and it became apparent that we can no longer continue to expand to meet our community’s needs at our current location. At the same time, we know it is time to move ahead with our plans to build a client-centred facility. In response to this unprecedented growth, we purchased a property at 325 London Street at Reid. This location will be transformed into our Hospice Peterborough Care Centre.

At a symbolic level a hospice is a home, a place of safe refuge; at a functional level it is a home, a care facility, a community meeting space, and a workplace.

Hospice Peterborough counts on the generous support of our donors to help run our existing programs. Building and operating the hospice care centre will require enthusiastic community support to enable us to continue our current programs while making the dream of a hospice care centre a reality for our community.

We support the city and county of Peterborough including all its townships of: Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Selwyn Lakefield, Trent Lakes.

No Professional referrals are required for community programs. If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, we are a phone call away and a trained volunteer will refer you to the appropriate staff member.

Thanks to our funding partners and the generosity of our community we are able to provide our programs at no cost to our clients and their families.
McColl Turner has been auditors of Hospice Peterborough since 2009 and is a proud sponsor of Hike with Hospice.

We support the City and County of Peterborough including all its townships of: Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Selwyn Lakefield, and Trent Lakes.

No professional referrals are required for community programs. If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, we are a phone call away and a trained volunteer will refer you to the appropriate staff member.

Thanks to our funding partners and the generosity of our community, we are able to provide our programs at no cost to our clients and their families.

China closes gap with US in hi-tech breakthroughs, KPMG finds #tech,innovation,future #tech,china


China closes gap with US in hi-tech breakthroughs, KPMG finds

China is now closing the gap with the United States in leading the development of disruptive technology breakthroughs, according to a new survey by KPMG.

The consultancy s latest annual global technology innovation survey, which polled 841 hi-tech industry executives around the world, also identified Shanghai as the city that will rival San Francisco, along with the rest of California s Silicon Valley, as the world s leading technology innovation hub over the next four years.

The survey provides further evidence that the innovation economy in China is being energised by the technology disruptions that are occurring, Tim Zanni, the global and US head of KPMG s technology, media and telecommunications practice, said in an interview with the South China Morning Post. What we ve seen emerge over time is the result of countries and cities striving to replicate and build on Silicon Valley s technology innovation blueprint, and their increasing degree of success.

KPMG s November poll showed a slight uptick for China 25 per cent, compared with 23 per cent in 2016 in the respondents perception of which country showed the most promise for disruptive technology breakthroughs with a global impact.

China s 13th Five-Year Plan has identified innovation as one of the five new tenets of the country s economic and social development.

A recent KPMG survey of China s chief executives identified new product development, big data analysis capabilities, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications and other internet-based technologies as the country s top focus areas for further investment in the next three years.

While it continues to lead in the survey results, the US s ranking has declined to 26 per cent from 29 per cent in the previous year.

Respondents also see India and Britain progressing to become leading global markets for disruptive technologies after China, with forecasts of 11 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively, according to KPMG.

Shanghai, meanwhile, leads New York, Tokyo, Beijing and London in the five highest-ranked cities that survey respondents expect to be the next leading hi-tech innovation hub.

One can debate whether or not replicating Silicon Valley is possible, but the benefits of the effort are undeniable, Zanni said.

In April last year, the State Council of the Chinese government approved a plan for Shanghai to promote comprehensive pilot programmes for innovation reform.

Shanghai, with a population of more than 24 million, is also home to about seven state-level development zones, like the Waigaoquiao Free Trade Zone, and 21 municipal-level development zones.

The city is ranked first overall in the survey as a future technology leader with its strong regional leadership in financial markets and numerous hi-tech parks in Pudong, said Egidio Zarrella, the head of clients and innovation at KPMG China. Many venture capital and private equity firms head first to Shanghai because of the city s very strong fintech start-up community.

Zarrella said he expects Shenzhen to be ranked higher in future surveys as its top brands, such as Huawei Technologies and Tencent Holdings, raised global perception of the city.

The Energy Story – Chapter 3: Resistance and Static Electricity #renewable #energy


Chapter 3: Resistance and Static Electricity

As we have learned, some kinds of atoms contain loosely attached electrons. Electrons can be made to move easily from one atom to another. When those electrons move among the atoms of matter, a current of electricity is created.

Take a piece of wire. The electrons are passed from atom to atom, creating an electrical current from one end to the other. Electrons are very, very small. A single copper penny contains more than 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (1×1022) electrons.

Electricity “flows” or moves through some things better than others do. The measurement of how well something conducts electricity is called its resistance.

Resistance in wire depends on how thick and how long it is, and what it’s made of. The thickness of wire is called its gauge. The smaller the gauge, the bigger the wire. Some of the largest thicknesses of regular wire is gauge 1.

Different types of metal are used in making wire. You can have copper wire, aluminum wire, even steel wire. Each of these metals has a different resistance; how well the metal conducts electricity. The lower the resistance of a wire, the better it conducts electricity.

Copper is used in many wires because it has a lower resistance than many other metals. The wires in your walls, inside your lamps and elsewhere are usually copper.

A piece of metal can be made to act like a heater. When an electrical current occurs, the resistance causes friction and the friction causes heat. The higher the resistance, the hotter it can get. So, a coiled wire high in resistance, like the wire in a hair dryer, can be very hot.

Some things conduct electricity very poorly. These are called insulators. Rubber is a good insulator, and that’s why rubber is used to cover wires in an electric cord. Glass is another good insulator. If you look at the end of a power line, you’ll see that it is attached to some bumpy looking things. These are glass insulators. They keep the metal of the wires from touching the metal of the towers.

Another type of electrical energy is static electricity. Unlike current electricity that moves, static electricity stays in one place.

Try this experiment.

Rub a balloon filled with air on a wool sweater or on your hair. Then hold it up to a wall. The balloon will stay there by itself.

Tie strings to the ends of two balloons. Now rub the two balloons together, hold them by strings at the end and put them next to each other. They’ll move apart.

Rubbing the balloons gives them static electricity. When you rub the balloon it picks up extra electrons from the sweater or your hair and becomes slightly negatively charged.

The negative charges in the single balloon are attracted to the positive charges in the wall.

The two balloons hanging by strings both have negative charges. Negative charges always repel negative charges and positive always repels positive charges. So, the two balloons’ negative charges “push” each other apart.

Static electricity can also give you a shock. If you walk across a carpet, shuffling your feet and touching something made of metal, a spark can jump between you and the metal object. Shuffling your feet picks up additional electrons spread over your body. When you touch a metal doorknob or something with a positive charge the electricity jumps across the small gap from your fingers just before you touch the metal knob. If you walk across a carpet and touch a computer case, you can damage the computer.

One other type of static electricity is very spectacular. It’s the lightning in a thunder and lightning storm. Clouds become negatively charged as ice crystals inside the clouds rub up against each other. Meanwhile, on the ground, the positive charge increases. The clouds get so highly charged that the electrons jump from the ground to the cloud, or from one cloud to another cloud. This causes a huge spark of static electricity in the sky that we call lightning.

You can find out more about lightning at Web Weather for Kids – www.ucar.edu/40th/webweather/

You’ll remember from Chapter 2 that the word “electricity” came from the Greek words “elektor,” for “beaming sun” and “elektron,” both words describing amber. Amber is fossilized tree sap millions of years old and has hardened as hard as a stone.

Around 600 BCE (Before the Common Era) Greeks noticed a strange effect: When rubbing “elektron” against a piece of fur, the amber would start attracting particles of dust, feathers and straw. No one paid much attention to this “strange effect” until about 1600 when Dr. William Gilbert investigated the reactions of magnets and amber and discovered other objects can be made “electric.”

Gilbert said that amber acquired what he called “resinous electricity” when rubbed with fur. Glass, however, when rubbed with silk, acquired what he termed “vitreous electricity.”

He thought that electricity repelled the same kind and attracts the opposite kind of electricity. Gilbert and other scientists of that time thought that the friction actually created the electricity (their word for the electrical charge).

In 1747, Benjamin Franklin in America and William Watson in England both reached the same conclusion. They said all materials possess a single kind of electrical “fluid.” They didn’t really know anything about atoms and electrons, so they called how it behaved a “fluid.”

They thought that this fluid can penetrate matter freely and couldn’t be created or destroyed. The two men thought that the action of rubbing (like rubbing amber with fur) moves this unseen fluid from one thing to another, electrifying both.

Franklin defined the fluid as positive and the lack of fluid as negative. Therefore, according to Franklin, the direction of flow was from positive to negative. Today, we know that the opposite is true. Electricity flows from negative to positive. Others took the idea even further saying this that two fluids are involved. They said items with the same fluid attract each other. And opposite types of fluid in objects will make them repel each other.

All of this was only partially right. This is how scientific theories develop. Someone thinks of why something occurs and then proposes an explanation. It can take centuries sometime to find the real truth. Instead of electricity being a fluid, it is the movement of the charged particles between the objects. the two objects are really exchanging electrons.

Learn about Electrical Circuits and electrons in Chapter 4.

America – s Top Architecture Schools 2016 #best #architecture #schools,future #of #architecture,top


America’s Top Architecture Schools 2016

RECORD presents the ratings of the top 10 undergraduate and graduate programs in U.S. schools, compiled by Design Intelligence.

Cornell University s architecture students occupy the new Milstein Hall, designed for the school s Ithaca, New York campus by Rem Koolhaas and OMA in 2011

Photo William Staffeld/AAP

November 19, 2015

RECORD s 2016 rankings of top architecture school programs, provided by Design Intelligence, the research arm of the Design Futures Council, comes amid good news that more women are being trained as architects. Women now compose 44 percent of those enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs. (In 2011, that percentage was 41 percent.)

At the same time, there is a growing debate about the value of architectural education. Enrollment of first-year architecture students dropped almost 20 percent over a five-year period ending in 2013, Frank J. Mruk III, associate dean at New York Institute of Technology s School of Architecture and Design, pointed out in an op-ed piece in the September 29 Wall Street Journal (WSJ ). Mruk argues that the drop comes from the outdated, costly and time- consuming qualification process and suggests developing a tiered system where architectural training will be specific to the skills and goals of the students.

Yet, according to executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Andrea Rutledge, the decrease could depend on any number of factors, including generational swings in student-aged populations. Rutledge also notes that the latest numbers drew from data released for the academic year 2013 14, when enrollment in accredited programs totaled 24,989. The results for 2014 15 will not be published until January 2016.

In another response to the WSJ essay, Marilys Nepomechie, president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, wrote that architecture and design schools are already increasing flexibility in their programs. Students can pursue a number of different options, including working toward registration while in school. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is considering proposals from over a dozen accredited architecture schools that want to offer this option.

In an interview accompanying the 2016 rankings, RECORD asked James P. Cramer, editor in chief of the publication DesignIntelligence (DI ) and the chairman of the Design Futures Council, to address these and other changes he sees confronting architectural education today.

The Top 10 Architecture Undergraduate Programs

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Rhode Island School of Design

University of Texas, Austin

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Southern California

Comparison of Previous Architecture Rankings:Undergraduate

The Top 10 Architecture Graduate Programs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of California, Berkeley

University of Michigan

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Washington University, St. Louis

Comparison of Previous Architecture Rankings:Graduate

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