Face mask – BK Masks http://bkmasks.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:22:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bkmasks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Face mask – BK Masks http://bkmasks.com/ 32 32 4 Proven Ways to Banish Blackheads For Good https://bkmasks.com/4-proven-ways-to-banish-blackheads-for-good/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:48:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/4-proven-ways-to-banish-blackheads-for-good/ While at-home pore extractions are generally condemned by dermatologists, there’s another way to physically try to remove your blackheads, according to Refinery29. One skincare step you should add to your routine to help fight your blackheads is physical exfoliation. Now, skin exfoliation has been hotly debated for years. Some consider it way too harsh for […]]]>

While at-home pore extractions are generally condemned by dermatologists, there’s another way to physically try to remove your blackheads, according to Refinery29. One skincare step you should add to your routine to help fight your blackheads is physical exfoliation. Now, skin exfoliation has been hotly debated for years. Some consider it way too harsh for your skin, while others say that as long as you don’t use a product with harsh bits, you’ll be fine. The general rule is to avoid St. Ives Apricot Scrub at all costs, by Byrdie.

When it comes to choosing a physical exfoliator, be sure to find a gentle one with fine micro-scrubbing components as opposed to large harsh components. “Exfoliation removes that top layer of dead skin cells. So you effectively prevent everything from old skin cells to dirt and makeup from getting stuck inside that top layer of pores,” explained Dr. Anjali Mahto to Cosmopolitan.

“Be careful not to more-exfoliate though, as this can aggravate inflammation and aggravate spots, while causing dryness and irritation. If you exfoliate your acne-prone or oily-prone skin, once a week is fine,” warns Dr. Mahto. If you’re still hesitant to physically scrub your face, there’s another exfoliation method you can try.

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Asian markets are typically down ahead of the US holiday https://bkmasks.com/asian-markets-are-typically-down-ahead-of-the-us-holiday/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 04:42:55 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/asian-markets-are-typically-down-ahead-of-the-us-holiday/ TOKYO – Asian markets were mostly down in cautious trading on Monday ahead of a federal holiday in the United States Concerns about inflation and the risks of a global recession stemming from the central bank’s efforts to rein it in seemed to outweigh Wall Street’s positive close on Friday. The price of the world’s […]]]>

TOKYO – Asian markets were mostly down in cautious trading on Monday ahead of a federal holiday in the United States

Concerns about inflation and the risks of a global recession stemming from the central bank’s efforts to rein it in seemed to outweigh Wall Street’s positive close on Friday.

The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency fell back below the psychological benchmark of $20,000 early Monday after hitting $20,742. Bitcoin had plunged nearly 10% to below $18,600 over the weekend, according to cryptocurrency news site CoinDesk.

By mid-afternoon in Tokyo, it was at $19,837.14.

Stocks fell in most major Asian markets but edged higher in China, which, in a widely expected move, left its 1-year and 5-year prime lending rates unchanged.

Given China’s struggle to control outbreaks and its already faltering economy, “rate cuts in the coming months are still likely as we expect the economic recovery to be slow under policy.” COVID-zero. After this rate pause, the government should provide more fiscal stimulus,” said Iris Pang, chief economist for Greater China at ING, in a commentary.

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Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 1.7% in morning trade to 25,534.68. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.7% to 6,432.00. The South Korean Kospi fell 2.1% to 2,389.69. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged up 0.2% to 21,109.16, while the Shanghai Composite was little changed, rising less than 0.1% to 3,317.69.

Two of the world’s three largest economies, China and Japan, are not committed to raising interest rates.

Japan’s central bank stuck to its near-zero interest rate policy last week, though comments from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda were shut down, watched for clues as to what Tokyo could face the weakening of the yen.

A weaker currency can help the profits of Japanese export giants like Toyota Motor Corp., but it can also signal a weak economy.

Kuroda expressed some concerns about the weak yen and its impact on Japanese businesses, but said he had no immediate plans to change monetary policy. This means a growing gap between interest rates and investment returns in Japan and the United States, and the continued strength of the dollar.

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“It is inevitable that the US dollar will have to rise significantly as long as there is the Emperor in place, but once the clothes run out, it will come. This could be one of the biggest market roller coaster opportunities of all time,” Clifford Bennett, chief economist at ACY Securities, said in a commentary.

The U.S. dollar was trading at 134.88 Japanese yen early Monday, down from 134.96 yen. The euro traded at $1.0526, down from $1.0498.

US markets are closed on Monday for the June 16 holiday. But Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Panel is scheduled for later this week.

Wall Street closed a tough winding week, up slightly. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 3,674.84. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1% to 29,888.78, while the Nasdaq composite climbed 1.4% to 10,798.35.

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The Russell 2000 Small Stock Index rose 1% to 1,665.69.

Markets brace for a world of higher interest rates, led by the Federal Reserve’s decision. Higher rates can lower inflation, but they also risk a recession by slowing the economy and lowering the prices of stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, and other investments.

Last week, the Fed raised its main short-term interest rate to three times the usual amount for its biggest increase since 1994. It may be eyeing another mega-hike at its next meeting in July. A report released last week on the US economy also showed industrial production was weaker than expected last month.

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The 10-year Treasury yield fell to 3.23% on Friday from 3.30% Thursday evening.

In energy trading, benchmark U.S. crude fell 36 cents to $109.20 a barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, fell 42 cents to $112.70 a barrel.

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Marcos tells the public: ‘We have to wear face masks’ https://bkmasks.com/marcos-tells-the-public-we-have-to-wear-face-masks/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 02:16:26 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/marcos-tells-the-public-we-have-to-wear-face-masks/ PRESIDENT-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged the public to continue wearing face masks and comply with other minimum public health protocols to avoid a new wave of Covid-19 cases that could hamper the economic recovery of the country. The new president made the call amid reports of a possible spike in Covid-19 cases by August […]]]>

PRESIDENT-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged the public to continue wearing face masks and comply with other minimum public health protocols to avoid a new wave of Covid-19 cases that could hamper the economic recovery of the country.

The new president made the call amid reports of a possible spike in Covid-19 cases by August due to declining immunity from the primary vaccine series.

“We have already made economic progress and we must not allow it to be undone. That is why I urge everyone to help prevent another surge that could block our path to recovery. economic,” Marcos said in a statement.

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“We must wear face masks and adhere to other health standards to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe,” he added.

Marcos also called on the public to take advantage of booster shots offered by the government, noting that waning immunity stems from the effect of the highly transmissible variant of Omicron on the primary vaccine series.

He said a study of more than a million people in Qatar showed that people infected with an earlier version of the coronavirus and given three doses of an mRNA vaccine appear to be the best protected against symptomatic infection. by the Omicron variant.

“With the Covid pandemic still ongoing, different variants may still emerge. And as we have seen, some variants are not as resistant to the first and second doses as others. So there is a need to boost our immunity by getting callbacks. Protection Day Guarantee (We need extra protection),” Marcos said.

His statement also came after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued an executive order making the use of face masks optional in well-ventilated and open spaces, a unilateral move that Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said was unacceptable because the face of the national government has not changed. mask protocol.

Despite Año’s warning that she could be charged for insisting on implementing her directive, the governor remained adamant and said she was not recalling her decree.

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Face mask rule change at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital https://bkmasks.com/face-mask-rule-change-at-royal-devon-and-exeter-hospital/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 12:00:07 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/face-mask-rule-change-at-royal-devon-and-exeter-hospital/ The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has announced that visitors are no longer required to wear face coverings following a major change in national guidelines, but there will still be some exceptions. NHS England has highlighted new infection control guidelines – set out by the UK Health Security Agency – in a letter to all […]]]>

The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has announced that visitors are no longer required to wear face coverings following a major change in national guidelines, but there will still be some exceptions. NHS England has highlighted new infection control guidelines – set out by the UK Health Security Agency – in a letter to all local health bodies.

However, each hospital is free to write its own policies on whether or not to wear face coverings. The RD&E announced yesterday June 15 that it had made changes to its rules on face masks with “immediate effect”.

On its website, it says: “Following changes to national guidelines, the policy and guidelines for face masks in our hospital settings are largely the same as before the pandemic, with some important exceptions. visitors are not routinely required to wear face coverings unless it is their personal preference, exceptions to this rule are as follows:

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  • In settings (inpatient or outpatient) where patients are at high risk of infection due to immunosuppression, e.g. oncology/hematology and nephrology wards, visitors will be asked to wear a face mask, unless s are medically exempt.
  • Visitors and people accompanying patients in the ER and admissions areas will continue to be encouraged to wear face coverings
  • Visitors will be asked to wear a surgical mask if visiting a high risk area or a suspected/known patient of COVID-19.

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“If you are deaf or hard of hearing, our staff have a range of communication options to ensure they can communicate effectively with you. This may include visual aids such as writing, text-to-speech applications and sign language.

“We understand that for some people wearing a face covering may be difficult due to physical or mental health issues, and those people will remain exempt.”

Torbay Hospital and North Devon District Hospital have also confirmed that visitors are no longer required to wear face coverings in the majority of cases. Updated national guidance from NHS England and Improvement this week comes in light of the continued low numbers of Covid-19 in hospitals and the community.

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Manager awarded €27,000 after claiming hotel owner got ‘aggressive’ and ripped off his face mask while accusing him of theft https://bkmasks.com/manager-awarded-e27000-after-claiming-hotel-owner-got-aggressive-and-ripped-off-his-face-mask-while-accusing-him-of-theft/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 11:53:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/manager-awarded-e27000-after-claiming-hotel-owner-got-aggressive-and-ripped-off-his-face-mask-while-accusing-him-of-theft/ A manager who claimed a hotel owner got ‘aggressive’ in a meeting and ripped off his face mask while accusing him of theft has been awarded more than €27,000 in compensation from the Workplace Relations Commission. The restaurant manager at the Twelfth Lock Hotel in west Dublin has been awarded compensation for unfair dismissal and […]]]>

A manager who claimed a hotel owner got ‘aggressive’ in a meeting and ripped off his face mask while accusing him of theft has been awarded more than €27,000 in compensation from the Workplace Relations Commission.

The restaurant manager at the Twelfth Lock Hotel in west Dublin has been awarded compensation for unfair dismissal and other employment law violations by his former employer, Gossm Investments Ltd.

In his decision, Adjudication Officer Davnet O’Driscoll noted that the director had not received any written details of the allegations or evidence against him.

Daniel Tanase, who had worked for the hotel since 2017, told a hearing last September that the owner took €700 in cash from the restaurant’s till before filing a theft charge against him on July 19, 2020.

Mr. Tanase has denied the allegations against him.

No representative of the hotel appeared at the hearing to defend the claim.

The name of its owner was redacted in a decision released this morning by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Mr Tanase said the landlord told him he was watching him on CCTV, said he had to account for the money and ‘implied there were other issues – and he was sent in a desk”.

“The owner was aggressive and broke Covid-19 distancing guidelines,” Mr Tanase said in evidence.

The owner “came very close to the complainant’s face and ripped off the mask,” it was said at the hearing.

Mr Tanase said the owner told him he was part of a ‘wider investigation’ but did not give him further details – adding that it was the first time he had been told he had there were problems.

The owner sent him home and called him for another meeting on July 22, where he met the owner and two managers who asked him “to explain his position” and “harassed” him, he declared.

Mr Tanase said they refused to let him see the CCTV footage and then had his keys taken away.

On September 25, he received a letter dated two weeks earlier terminating his employment.

The letter, which was tendered into evidence by Mr. Tanase’s lawyer, James Evans, said auditors and the company’s electronic point-of-sale system provider had conducted a review.

The letter alleged “deliberate falsification of financial records” against the complainant, which Mr Tanase denied.

According to the complainant, no such investigation was carried out – but if it was, it was without his participation, and he was denied due process during the disciplinary proceedings.

In his decision, the adjudicating officer, Ms O’Driscoll, wrote that Mr Tanase ‘was not involved in any investigation, saw no CCTV and was unaware of the outcome of any investigation’.

“It is an extremely serious charge to be charged with theft. It is very surprising that the complainant has not received written details of the allegations against him and the evidence,” she wrote.

She concluded that the disciplinary process used by the employer [did] failing to comply with basic fair procedures or the Industrial Relations Act code of practice on grievance and disciplinary procedures.

“In the circumstances, I find that the complainant was wrongfully terminated on substantive and procedural grounds,” she wrote.

Finding that Mr Tanase had been left to take a job with lower pay until August 2020 before attending the PUP for five months, Ms O’Driscoll ordered compensation of €20,072.07 for the resulting loss of earnings unfair dismissal.

It also found a breach of the Wage Payment Act and ordered €5,526.61 for unpaid wages between August 23 and September 25, 2020, two weeks notice and 10 days annual leave.

Ms O’Driscoll awarded further compensation of €230.80 for failure to pay an appropriate Sunday bonus and €1,218.84 for the employer’s failure to provide written terms of employment.

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TikTok mask for powerful and instant results – SheKnows https://bkmasks.com/tiktok-mask-for-powerful-and-instant-results-sheknows/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:31:26 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/tiktok-mask-for-powerful-and-instant-results-sheknows/ If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. No self-care day is complete without a powerful face mask, and we may have just found our next holy grail. Related story LANEIGE’s New Overnight Squalane Face Mask Looks As Promising As Their Best-Selling […]]]>

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DOH tells local government: follow ‘one protocol’ https://bkmasks.com/doh-tells-local-government-follow-one-protocol/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:18:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/doh-tells-local-government-follow-one-protocol/ People flock to the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, better known as Baclaran Church in Parañaque to offer prayers and hear Mass on November 17, 2021 with places of worship allowed up to 70% capacity due to lower COVID-19 Level 2 alert in effect in Metro Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ​​ABS-CBN News MANILA […]]]>
People flock to the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, better known as Baclaran Church in Parañaque to offer prayers and hear Mass on November 17, 2021 with places of worship allowed up to 70% capacity due to lower COVID-19 Level 2 alert in effect in Metro Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ​​ABS-CBN News

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday warned local governments against deviating from the country’s health protocols, saying there should be only one rule to follow as the country battles the pandemic.

It comes after the Cebu provincial government allowed face masks to be lifted outdoors but kept them in closed areas and for people with symptoms of COVID-19.

“With all the local governments, everyone, it’s all the protocol that follows the nation. Everything has to be put in place and put in place so that all local governments are put in place and become a new normal,” Vergeire said during a public briefing.

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, however, defended her executive order saying “local autonomy must prevail.” The order is “optional,” she noted.

“We are the ones who know what our situation is here. Look around you, we are just formalizing what is already happening. People are taking off their masks,” Garcia said.

But Vergeire said other countries that had lifted their face mask mandates prematurely had seen a surge of new cases, saying the Philippines should wait until its “cases become manageable”.

Maintaining the face mask rule for now was also based on studies and recommendations made by experts, she added.

“Kaya ang rekomendasyon ating eksperto is huwag na muna, atin po munang ituloy ang pagsusuot ng face mask,” she said.

“Darating tayo diyan we take it one day at a time…Darating tayo sa time na mawawala ang face masks but we have to handle muna sa ngayon cases.”

The Department of Interior and Local Government said on Friday it does not recognize Cebu Province’s decision to lift the face mask rule outdoors, as it is not in line with the group’s guidelines. work COVID-19 approved by the President.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said police would arrest people in the province who violate health protocols.

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Better face masks are possible: here are some winning designs https://bkmasks.com/better-face-masks-are-possible-here-are-some-winning-designs/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 10:46:13 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/better-face-masks-are-possible-here-are-some-winning-designs/ High-quality masks called respirators, such as N95s and KN95s, provide strong protection against the spread of COVID-19. But when it comes to comfort and convenience, there’s definitely room for improvement. Masks fog up glasses. Wearing them for hours at a time can lead to sweating and be uncomfortable (especially in the humid summer heat). Effectiveness […]]]>

High-quality masks called respirators, such as N95s and KN95s, provide strong protection against the spread of COVID-19. But when it comes to comfort and convenience, there’s definitely room for improvement. Masks fog up glasses. Wearing them for hours at a time can lead to sweating and be uncomfortable (especially in the humid summer heat). Effectiveness can vary a lot from brand to brand. And when people cover half their face, it’s harder to read facial expressions and interact socially.

This week, a project called Mask Innovation Challenge announced the 10 finalists for a high-value competition that aims to support innovators working on the masks of the future and connect these groups together.

“We really wanted to help support innovation to protect the American public from future public health emergencies,” says health scientist Kumiko Lippold, the project’s challenge leader. “Together, we really wanted to create something that was comfortable – that you could wear for a long time and ideally not realize – and that also offered superior and exceptional evidence-based protection so that people understood what they were wearing and why they wear it and would like to wear it.

The Mask Innovation Challenge is led by Lippold and his colleagues at the Division of Research, Innovation, and Enterprise (DRIVe), part of the U.S. Department of Health’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and social services. After the contest launched in March 2021, nearly 1,500 submissions quickly poured in. To narrow them down to 40 finalists and 10 winners, Lippold’s team and some experts recruited as judges looked at four criteria. First, the entry had to look like it would block viruses and work in real-world situations. Second, it had to be innovative. Third, it had to solve problems such as fogging or discomfort, which force wearers to constantly readjust their mask. Finally, it had to have a strong design that would make people want to wear it.

Some finalists innovated the process of fitting or manufacturing the masks. Air Flo Labs uses 3D scanning to ensure that the FloMask (left) adapts to the face of the wearers. Levi Strauss developed a mask (right) that can be produced by any clothing manufacturer. Credit: Air Flo Labs, LLC (left); Paul Dillinger/Levi Strauss & Co. (right)

The 10 winning designs varied widely. Most were from start-ups, some were from universities, and a few were submitted by large companies, including Amazon. With some masks, the innovation was in new materials. A Georgetown University entrance uses lightweight, breathable metal foams that filter contaminants with tiny pores. A start-up called 4C Air has created a semi-transparent filter to make its transparent BreSafe mask transparent. Other participants experimented with new manufacturing and fitting methods. Jeans maker Levi Strauss has developed a low-cost respirator design the company says any clothing maker can make, while start-up Air Flo Labs uses three-dimensional facial scans to ensure its Flo Mask Pro is adapted to the face of the wearer. Some entries have broken through by redesigning design elements. These included start-up Air99’s Airgami mask, which incorporates origami-like pleats to extend the filter of the liner over a larger area, making it easier to breathe.

But Lippold and his team weren’t done. The winners of this initial set were designated as Phase 1 of the competition, and it would take a few months to devise a new structure for Phase 2. “We didn’t just want to make Phase 2 an exercise similar to Phase 1. We I really wanted to create something that would meet the needs of innovators,” says Lippold. “And we did that by engaging with [the general public and] small businesses over time just to really understand what they need.

The entrance to Georgetown University uses metal foam as a filter material.
The entrance to Georgetown University uses metal foam as a filter material. Credit: James Malloy/Christopher Jensen/MacCallum Robertson/Kai Liu

For Phase 2, DRIVe reopened the competition: Phase 1 winners could reapply, but new entrants too – and the performance criteria was much higher this time around. “We structured it in a way that really pushed innovators to make very revolutionary changes with their products,” Lippold says. “We weren’t looking for incremental improvements. We were looking for things that would really move the needle. During this phase, the DRIVe team partnered with two government organizations, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to conduct testing repeated lab tests on filtration efficiency, breathability and inlet fit.

The organizations then provided the results to competitors, giving them the opportunity to revamp and improve their designs. “I received very positive feedback from the finalists,” says Matthew Staymates, a fluid mechanics and dynamics engineer at NIST. While NIOSH performed quantitative tests, such as measuring the percentage of particles able to make their way through the material and reach the wearer, Staymates focused on more qualitative measurements. For example, using an imaging technique that makes airflow visible, he recorded himself breathing, talking, and coughing while being unmasked or wearing the prototype of a challenge participant.

Matthew Staymates of the National Institute of Standards and Technology coughs with and without a mask while using an imaging technique to visualize how air moves after leaving his mouth.
Matthew Staymates of the National Institute of Standards and Technology coughs with and without a mask while using an imaging technique to visualize how air moves after leaving his mouth. Credit: Mr.Staymates/N. Hanacek/NIST

Staymates also recorded themselves with an infrared camera, which detects hot air during an exhale, to demonstrate how the area of ​​a mask was actively filtering their breath. And he wasn’t the only guinea pig: He also tested the masks on custom-built mannequins that “breathe” like a human but emit visible mist instead of transparent air. “What I loved was that it’s an easy to understand visual that confirms what the NIOSH quantitative data shows,” Staymates says. “And these [mask prototypes] were fantastic. They block about 98.99% of the droplets that come out of the dummy.

This week, BARDA named the 10 Phase 2 finalists. Of the 10 Phase 1 winners, only the five previously described were on the shortlist. The five new finalists include three transparent or semi-transparent designs: ClearMask, CrystalGuard and Matregenix Mask. There is also the strapless ReadiMask, which uses an adhesive designed so that the skin adheres directly to the wearer’s face and thus prevents air leaks and fogging. And the fifth new runner-up is the Smart, Individualized, Near-Face, Extended Wear (SINEW) mask, which doesn’t even touch the face at all. Instead, it uses electrostatic forces to prevent particles from approaching the wearer’s nose and mouth.

Several finalists, including ClearMask (left) and BreSafe (right) have created transparent or semi-transparent face coverings that make facial expressions easier to read without sacrificing filtration.
Several finalists, including ClearMask (left) and BreSafe (right) have created transparent or semi-transparent face coverings that make facial expressions easier to read without sacrificing filtration. Credit: ClearMask, LLC (left); 4C Air inc (right)

Those finalists will undergo a final round of testing in September, Lippold said. In October, the DRIVe team will announce two winners, who will each receive $150,000, and two runners-up, who will each take home $50,000. But Lippold already considers the challenge a success. “To some extent, we’ve already achieved our goal, which is to help create a community of like-minded innovators who just want to help others,” she says. “It was sort of an unspoken goal. But we wanted to help inspire and support the acceleration of truly innovative designs, and I think we achieved that for Phase 1.”

Its ideal outcome for the next phase would be to help finalists obtain regulatory clearance, such as NIOSH N95 certification or Food and Drug Administration approval. “By providing the ability to test and evaluate, we are helping to support the generation of evidence based on these masks and how they work,” adds Lippold.

Strapless ReadiMask adheres directly to the wearer's skin.
Strapless ReadiMask adheres directly to the wearer’s skin. Credit: John Schwind/Global Safety First, LLC


“The Mask Innovation Challenge is good for spurring new designs and innovations and involving new people in thinking about how to make good N95s,” says Linsey Marr, aerosol expert at Virginia Tech, who did not participate in the competition. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to wear good quality masks, as they are one of the easiest, fastest and cheapest tools we can use to protect ourselves against the virus. COVID-19 and other diseases. And they are not specific to any particular variant, they work for everything.

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Russell F. McLaughlin, Jr obituary https://bkmasks.com/russell-f-mclaughlin-jr-obituary/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 14:11:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/russell-f-mclaughlin-jr-obituary/ Russell F. McLaughin, Jr., of Pemberton Twp., passed away Friday, June 3, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was 67 years old. Born in Mt. Holly; the son of the late Russell F. McLaughlin, Sr. and Norma R. McLaughlin Fisher, and a graduate of Pemberton Twp. HS class of ’72. Russell was proud to […]]]>

Russell F. McLaughin, Jr., of Pemberton Twp., passed away Friday, June 3, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was 67 years old. Born in Mt. Holly; the son of the late Russell F. McLaughlin, Sr. and Norma R. McLaughlin Fisher, and a graduate of Pemberton Twp. HS class of ’72.

Russell was proud to raise his children and care for many pets over the years on the same farm where he grew up. His life’s work has been teaching his children and caring for Homestead Nursery, Inc. He has always been generous with his time and resources, opening his workshop and sharing his creativity, expertise and his talent for fixing things with anyone who needed help with a project; family, friends, customers, hunters and anglers were welcome in his nursery.

He was known as Guy by those close to him. He loved his wife deeply and was happiest cooking a meal, traveling to shore, or camping with Sue. His knowledge and love of plants extended even to holidays, when he enjoyed a horticultural tour. He was a member of the NJ Farm Bureau and the NJ Nursery & Landscape Association, and served on the Board of Agriculture for Burlington County and Pemberton Township. Adjustment zoning board.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Sue McLaughlin; children, Kristen (Jonathan) Wishart and Russell F. (Amanda) McLaughlin, III; his step-grandchildren, JJ Wishart and Ashley Wishart (Josh) and his children Xavier, Rosie and Remi; siblings, Christina Poole, Karen Lucas (late Johnny), Stephen (Mimi) Fisher, Virginia (Denny) Doyle, Lisa (Jim Wagoner) Fisher and Scott (Rose Madson) McLaughlin.

He is also survived by his loving mother-in-law, Jane Cowperthwait, many loving and special brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins, and his loyal employees Jose and Ruth Rodriguez.

Russ was predeceased by his stepfather, Maurice (Maury) B. Fisher, his brother-in-law, John H. Lucas, and his stepfather, J. Budd Cowperthwait.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Monday, June 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mt. Holly. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 125 Garden St., Mt. Holly. The family asks guests to wear face coverings during visitations on Monday evening.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), Burlington County Animal Shelter (www.co.burlington.nj.us/168/Animal-Shelter) or to any charity of your choice.

Perinchief Chapels, Mt. Holly. www.perinchief.com

Posted on June 07, 2022

Published in the Burlington County Times

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Western Conservative Summit Presents Social Conservative Agenda https://bkmasks.com/western-conservative-summit-presents-social-conservative-agenda/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 22:31:32 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/western-conservative-summit-presents-social-conservative-agenda/ The social conservatives’ rallying cry ahead of November’s midterm elections took shape at the two-day Western Conservative Summit in Denver, where movement leaders highlighted a wide range of cultural issues to motivate supporters. Details: The biggest lines of applause from the stage — and sentiment from interviews with more than a dozen people — focused […]]]>

The social conservatives’ rallying cry ahead of November’s midterm elections took shape at the two-day Western Conservative Summit in Denver, where movement leaders highlighted a wide range of cultural issues to motivate supporters.

Details: The biggest lines of applause from the stage — and sentiment from interviews with more than a dozen people — focused on resisting government, defeating diversity, banning abortion, and “ 2020 riots” – a reference to the racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd.

  • In short, “Jesus and the Constitution,” said Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, host of the summit.

Why is this important: Social conservatives are having a moment.

  • The potential repeal of abortion protections, a parental uprising in schools and doubts over the 2020 election results energized the 2,000 attendees with renewed vigor.

What they say : “You’ve got Roe’s impending downfall against Wade that took 50 years to prepare for, so there’s a moment of reflection: ‘We can actually achieve things in this country,'” Hunt told Axios Denver after the end. of the event on Saturday.

Enlarge: Much like the National Conservative Political Action Conference, local speakers and attendees offered a list of grievances against Democrats and the “woke” ideology pushed by Liberals, all published in fervent and often biblical language.

  • Racial diversity and transgender inclusion were turned into big words even as a rainbow pride flag flew outside the Gaylord of the Rockies convention center.
  • A pastor in a video played in the ballroom said it was necessary for the United States to return to “1776 values”.
  • And one of the attendees went against COVID precautions so badly that he blew and spat at John for wearing a face mask.

The plot: The hall heavily favored former President Trump, but in a mock poll for the 2024 nomination, he lost to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

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