According to the National Sleep Foundation more than 18 million American adults suffer from sleep apnea. If you’re one of the 18 million you know all to well how this disease can hinder a good nights sleep, not to mention limit your time in the outdoors. Now, thanks to a new product from Human Design Medical, there is help for people who struggle with apnea but like to spend time on the road, either camping outdoors or sleeping in an adventure vehicle.Here are 5 reasons we love the z1 mobile CPAP machine from HDM.It’s portable!From the Appalachian Trail to car camping in the Great Smoky Mountains, we took the z1 everywhere, and it never failed us. We highly recommend the using the z1 powershell in conjunction with the actual cpap machine, as it allowed us to get as far off the grid as any thru-hike or car camping excursion required.It fits great in a hammock. One of our favorite ways to spend a night in the great outdoors is curled up in a hammock, and the z1 fits perfectly in the small patch that most hammocks come equipped with. Whether you’re hunkered down in your favorite wilderness area or just napping in the backyard, the z1 and a hammock make the perfect pair.Perfect for Backpacking.As we mentioned above, the portable z1 makes backpacking and thru-hiking a totally viable option for those suffering from sleep apnea, but these trips will require use of the above mention z1 powershell. When testing the z1 powershell we were happy to find that it reliably holds a charge for 7-8 hours. For multi day trips, consider taking multiple z1 powershells or utilize some type of back county solar charger such as the EnerPlex, Kickr IV ($130) during your daily activities to keep the powershell primed and ready to nighttime use.Freedom, Freedom, and more Freedom. Before the z1 mobile CPAP machine came along sleep apnea sufferers who love the outdoors were largely relegated to daytime activities, but this revolutionary device allows them to take off for days on end. If you were thinking about taking up a mobile, adventure-based lifestyle but worried about your ability to sleep without a cpap, the Z1 will be an absolute game changer. It’s also great for those who travel frequently. Even with amenities and regular access to electricity to Z1 cpap wins out over traditional cpaps because it’s much easier to transport, and with the new NiteLog mobile app you can monitor the quality of your sleep through the z1 with your iPhone or Android device.It’s lightweight.As anyone who has ever logged miles on a multi-day backpacking trip knows, keeping your pack weight low is crucial, and at a weight of just 10 ounces, the Z1 will help you shave pounds off your load while still allowing for a refreshing and re-energizing night’s sleep.Learn more about the z1 mobile sleep cpap here.Related:
By Taciana Moury/Diálogo September 18, 2017 Brazilian Marine Corps Major Fernando de Paula Lima and Brazilian Marine Corps Major Bruno Tiago Silva dos Santos have been in Colombia since January, providing instruction on humanitarian demining to Colombian service members. The goal is to contribute to the training of Colombian Navy personnel to qualify them to remove mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used during the nation’s internal conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, per their Spanish acronym). The Brazilian service members were trained at the Marine Engineering Battalion, the Brazilian Navy unit in charge of instruction and training for mock- and real-world demining missions, where the Neutralization and Deactivation of Explosive Artifacts, Bomb Disposal, and Humanitarian Demining courses are taught. According to Colonel Dalton Araújo de Barros, the commander of the Brazilian Navy’s Marine Engineering Battalion, this bilateral agreement arose out of the Colombian Navy’s need to increase the number of service members trained in humanitarian demining. “This need was requested in 2014 and fulfilled in 2015, when the Brazilian Navy (MB, per its Portuguese acronym) sent two officers to the International Amphibious Training Center in Coveñas, Sucre, for a two-year period,” Col. Dalton said, adding that the team was replaced in early 2017 by the two officers who are now leading the mission. The Colombian Military Forces face the challenge of increasing its humanitarian demining effectiveness to meet the 2021 deadline set by the Treaty of Ottawa, signed in 1997, for completing the clearing of minefields scattered throughout the country. Col. Dalton said that the Brazilian Marine Corps is making a crucial contribution to ensuring the deadline is met, as well as to reduce the suffering of the Colombian people. “These lethal weapons make economic and social development difficult and deprive the civilian population of the right to move freely,” he noted. Course on humanitarian demining Brazilian service members coordinate courses on basic demining for technicians, humanitarian demining leaders and supervisors. According to Maj. Fernando Lima, each course is taught twice a year. “Maj. Bruno Tiago and I teach the theoretical and practical instruction, and assist in the development and improvement of Colombian Navy doctrine through the drafting and revision of operational documents,” he said. Initially, students receive the theoretical base in the classroom, and that knowledge is later put into practice in exercises on Humanitarian Demining Fields. The location simulates a minefield with the same conditions and types of artifacts found in the actual field. Maj. Fernando Lima explained that the practice is equivalent to approximately 70 percent of the total course time. “The students are accompanied and evaluated at all times so that by the end of the course, we are certain that they will graduate and that they have met the necessary technical, physical, and psychological conditions for working on humanitarian demining activities,” he assured. According to the Brazilian instructors, the students are subjected to conditions during the practice sessions that are even harsher than those in a real-world situation. “The goal is to have the students appropriately execute the operating procedures so that they are trained to face any given situation that might come up in their daily work,” Maj. Bruno Tiago explained. Since the bilateral agreement began in 2015, 329 technicians have been trained in humanitarian demining, 39 of them in 2017 alone, as well as 46 humanitarian demining leaders. In addition to the actual instruction, the mission includes the dissemination of information about land mines and IEDs to Colombian service members through courses and lectures at teaching institutions such as the Naval Officers Candidate School and the Corporals and Sergeants Course. “Roughly 500 service members have received the basic concepts in educational units since January of . These service members may have to face this problem at some point while on active duty,” Maj. Fernando Lima explained. Mission expands Brazilian service members’ operational capabilities For the Brazilian marines in Colombia, this mission represents an opportunity for operational and personal gains. “It’s a noble feeling, knowing that you’re contributing in some way to making the world better, safer. A mine that’s removed from the ground represents a person’s life that was saved. Therefore, one less victim. In this sense, our motivation is always running high,” Maj. Bruno Tiago stressed. Maj. Bruno Tiago recalled the initial challenges during his period of adaptation and adjustment to the nation’s doctrine and peculiarities. In spite of that, he has been quite satisfied with his productivity, he says. “The trend now is that we increase our efficiency. And, when we speak of efficiency in humanitarian demining, we’re emphasizing the fact that demining technicians will be able to work ever more safely and competently,” he said. Maj. Fernando Lima noted the operational benefits he has gained during the mission. “I’m getting to see new kinds of explosive artifacts used by FARC over the course of the conflict that Colombia, a nation bordering our own, went through. This provides us with a considerable operational benefit, expanding our response capacity for this type of threat,” he stressed. He also recounted the congeniality of the Colombian Navy. “They’re very grateful for the support we’re giving their nation, and they’re always ready to support us whenever the need arises to improve the course design,” Maj. Fernando Lima said. Maj. Dalton also noted the mission’s advantages for training Brazilian service members. “The Colombian service members’ sharing of the experiences they’ve acquired from 50 years of war inside their own nation, and with their longstanding experience with improvised explosive devices, is an excellent opportunity. In addition, this contact is very important for strengthening the bonds of friendship between our two nations, which will facilitate future cooperation agreements at all levels and in all areas,” he underscored. Consequences of mined lands in Colombia Colombia is one of the nations with the highest levels of mine contamination, according to the United Nations. From 1990 to June 2017, there have been 11,487 victims of explosive artifacts, 4,458 of them civilians and 7,029 military service members. Of that total, 2,208 detonations were fatal, according to information from the Bureau for Integrated Action against Anti-Personnel Mines, also known as Descontamina Colombia, the nation’s official body for addressing the issue of demining. According to Maj. Dalton, 5,328 explosive artifacts found in minefields have been destroyed and more than two million square meters of Colombian soil have been cleared. There are 1,123 municipalities in Colombia, 688 of which have confirmed records of contamination. “Of that total, only five have been cleared. Another 25 municipalities are now being demined, and 67 are in the process of undergoing research to confirm suspected contamination. This means that there are still 596 municipalities that need some kind of intervention from demining technicians,” he said.
Many question marks about voice search remain. Are smart speakers going to become as ubiquitous as refrigerators? Will consumers ever use them to apply for loans or credit cards?We may not know the answers to these questions yet, but it’s clear that the era of voice has arrived. For big banks and community credit unions alike, optimizing web content for voice must be a focus now.If you own a smart speaker like an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Apple HomePod you have a lot of company. More than 50 million of these devices were sold in the U.S. in 2018 alone. eMarketer expects that 74 million people, or 26% of the nation’s internet users, to have a smart speaker by the end of 2019.The rise of smart speakers could upend the way consumers search for and engage with financial information. Built-in voice agents such as Siri and Google Assistant can parse and process searches in near real-time, making them much faster than typing out queries on the web. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
The cornerstone of any new data privacy requirements should be robust data security requirements for entities that collect consumers’ personal information, CUNA wrote to the House Homeland Security subcommittee on investigations Wednesday. CUNA’s letter was submitted for the record of the subcommittee’s Thursday hearing on private sector data breaches.“Credit unions have met with members of this committee to detail damage to credit unions and their members from data breaches. The current gaps in data protection and privacy laws hurt consumers and businesses as information is misused by criminals and other actors with malicious intent. Financial institutions are at the vanguard for misuse of stolen data,” the letter reads.“Although data security is a major issue for credit unions, we realize the problem is much bigger than the financial services industry with robust privacy and data security requirements for all industries becoming increasingly necessary,” it adds. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The landing of flight LH1414 Lufthansa in Zagreb today marked the 50th anniversary of the airline’s operations in Croatia.The celebratory flight is a plane on a regular route from Frankfurt, it took off at 12:40 and landed in Zagreb at 14:20. It is a modern Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft with a capacity of 90 passengers in economy and business class. Passengers who will travel on the outgoing celebratory flight LH1415 to Frankfurt are also provided with a special gift – gingerbread hearts – a symbol of Zagreb. “This 50th anniversary is a very important event for us and we are extremely proud to have been constantly present in this area since the first flight. But this success would not have been possible without the support and trust of our partners and passengers. We are glad to have many satisfied passengers from Croatia with whom we enjoy great trust and a positive reputation. Through our hubs we connect Croatia with the world and thus contribute to its development. “, said Mr. Bernhard Wodl, Lufthansa Group Director for Croatia, BiH, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.”It is a great honor and pleasure to congratulate Lufthansa on this great anniversary – 50 years since the first flight to Zagreb. Lufthansa is our important business partner that accounts for a large share of our total traffic, in 2016 it was 18,25% of passenger traffic, and in 2017 so far it is 17,45% of passenger traffic, and we believe that a good business relations and such good business results will continue in the future, to the mutual satisfaction “, said Jacques Feron, President of the Management Board of MZLZ ddLufthansa’s Boeing 727 “Würzburg” aircraft first landed in Zagreb on August 25, 1967, on a scheduled flight from Frankfurt. From the first flight, this airline continued to increase the number of destinations from the region and the level of service quality, and long airlines from the Lufthansa Group started flying from Zagreb. Currently, the Lufthansa Group offers 147 weekly flights from Croatia. Lufthansa thus has 56 weekly flights from five Croatian cities to its two main hubs; these are flights from Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar to Frankfurt and Munich. Swiss offers a three-week flight between Zagreb and Zurich. Austrian Airlines offers 34 weeks of flights from Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split to Vienna.Eurowings has 47 weekly flights from Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka and Split to Stuttgart, Cologne, Munich, Salzburg, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Vienna. Brussels Airlines offers seven weekly flights connecting Zagreb and Dubrovnik with Belgium. Thanks to long-term cooperation with the domestic airline Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa also offers its passengers additional flights to Frankfurt and Munich.A wide network of destinations through the Lufthansa Group hub brings passengers flights to 308 destinations in 103 countries around the world. It is these connections that allow travelers to easily reach popular destinations such as New York, Miami or San Francisco.
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Former Queensland Governor Leneen Forde.FORMER Queensland Governor Leneen Forde has sold her Gold Coast property of 25 years under the hammer for a record price.Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey bought the beachfront home at 248 Pacific Parade, Bilinga, for $3.1 million at a packed on-site auction on Saturday morning. 248 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.Ray White Mermaid Beach agent Troy Dowker said it marked a new record sale for the area.He said the former record was set by a property two doors down at 252 Pacific Parade, which sold for $2.45 million in 2004.“This is a record sale by about $700,000,” Mr Dowker said.“For this size block, it’s a record price by a long shot.” 248 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.The bidding started at $1.5 million and sold in just 15 minutes in front of 200 spectators. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We had 14 registered bidders, I’d say about eight of them participated,” Mr Dowker said.The two-storey house, which sits on a 478sq m block, was built in the 1980s and is in original condition. 248 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.He said the property’s prime position and unique features were what made it so appealing to potential buyers.“The house is quite quirky, it’s a little bit different, a lot of people gravitated to that,” Mr Dowker said.Mrs Forde said after the auction that it was the right time to sell her home.“This has been our home since the 1990s but I am getting older and the time has come to sell,” Ms Forde said. 248 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.“It’s always been a happy home but I have a home in Brisbane to go to. “Most of my friends and all of my family are in Brisbane anyway so the time is right.”She was happy for Ms Stuckey and was confident she would take good care of the property for years to come.“It could have been pulled down by a developer but the new buyer will move in and love it for the next 25 years,” Ms Forde said. 248 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.It features spectacular views to Currumbin Alley rock, Burleigh Headland and the Surfers Paradise skyline.Mr Dowker said the home had generate a lot of interest, including from interstate, during its six week auction campaign.“This is my 15th year of selling real estate and it’s one of the strongest properties I’ve marketed,” Mr Dowker said.
“Bidding opened at $1 million and jumped quickly to $2 million,” Mr Keen said.“We ended up selling at $2.9 million.”Simone Troy is was a drag performer who passed away in September, 2017.“Simone Troy was a very renowned entertainer,” Mr Keen said.“She lived up here on the Gold Coast and resided in this property at Carrara.” Entertainers Simone Troy, Carlotta and Monique St John, photographed in 2002. One of the living areas.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 One of the bedrooms.The huge 2714sqm riverfront property features a two-level English-style manor with no expense spared.“Strolling through this grand old lady, you can’t help but visualise a time when the rich and famous were entertained,” the listing states.“French colonial sash draped windows and doors throughout separate each themed room to the next.” 46 Garden Grove St, Carrara sold for $2.9 million on the weekend.THE deceased Gold Coast estate of famous entertainer Simone Troy sold at auction over the weekend for $2.9 million.The property, described by Harcourts BMG marketing agent Derek Keen as a “grand old lady” attracted a crowd of about 100 people including 10 registered bidders when it was put to the market. Another dining room. Renowned entertainer the late Simone Troy’s Carrara home sold over the weekend. Entertain in style. Nothing short of glamorous.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Entertainment patios, manicured gardens and walkways spill onto the grounds and out to the wide riverfront point position.Mr Keen said when he first walked into the house he thought it was incredible.“I thought glamour – it is just so, so glamorous,” he said.The buyers, from Tasmania, plan to live in the property and restore it to its former glory.“The wife fell in love with it and said ‘no we’re not demolishing it’,” Mr Keen said. MORE NEWS: WEALTHY VICTORIAN PROPERTY DEVELOPER SELLING UNIT MORE NEWS: JEFF HORN ENTERS HOUSEHUNTING RING
FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK MORE: Million-dollar home profit to go to charity Mrs Palmer’s Paradise Point mansion is increased in rent to $1200 a week. Anna Palmer, the wife of Clive Palmer, has two of her eight properties on the rental market right now. Picture: AAP Image/Darren England.Life goes on for the family of high profile richlister Clive Palmer – despite him having spent up to $60m on his federal election campaign and failing to win a seat.Both Mr Palmer’s wife Anna and one of his heirs, son Michael, have properties on the rental market right now, including a jawdropping home on the Gold Coast, according to CoreLogic records. United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer is believed to have spent millions on the Federal Election campaign this month. Picture: AAP Image/Rebecca Le May. Vacant land a property goldmine Relief in sight for househunters This property in Little Mountain is now listed in Mrs Palmer’s name and the rent has dropped by $30 a week.She’s decided to increase the rent on the waterfront mansion on the Gold Coast, with the five bedroom house available at $1,200 a week, $200 more per week than in 2016.Her other property – a massive four bedroom house in Little Mountain, west of Caloundra – was listed at $610 a week, $30 a week less than she was charging three years ago. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoMr Palmer Jnr’s waterfront mansion at Paradise Point is up for rent at $950 a week.Mr Palmer (jnr) has not lifted the rent on his stunning Paradise Point mansion since 2015, and has decided not to start now, with it listed at $950 weekly.But the five bedroom home with inifinity pool, boat pontoon and pets on application does require six weeks rental paid as bond, so $5,700. He has 10 properties to his name, according to the records.His stepmother, Anna Palmer, currently has two of her eight properties on the rental market – one of which was also in Paradise Point. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58