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In COVID-19 times, you might have ordered that sports car like Lamborghini which you know will be delivered at your doorstep, but how do you go about personalising it to your whims and fancies without setting foot in the specialist department?
Automobili Lamborghini has the solution; it has created a new virtual Ad Personam studio, offering consultation sessions to clients worldwide who want to personalise their new Lamborghini without travelling to the Ad Personam specialist department in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.
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From July 2020 clients can pre-book an initial consultation of around two hours via their dealership, either joining their sales specialist at the showroom or from another location, for their dedicated session with Lamborghini’s specialists surrounded by the extensive Ad Personam options on display. A video call will be supported with the relevant model in the Ad Personam studio, and live design proposals and configuration suggestions from the Ad Personam team, using smartphones for walkarounds and to see close-up details. The virtual consultation is followed up with full proposals sent to the client, including renderings and even material samples.
“Lamborghini is always thinking dynamically about the best solutions to challenges, and our new virtual Ad Personam studio consultations have been carefully devised to support clients who, in times where we are all cautious about international travel, still want the special, one-to-one experience of creating an entirely personalized car,” said Giovanni Perosino, Chief Commercial Officer of Automobili Lamborghini.
“We still look forward to welcoming clients to Sant’ Agata Bolognese in the future but we expect more than 150 Ad Personam consultations to take place virtually within this year, and continuing as an option for the future. With the support of our dealers worldwide, who also have significant personalization experience and of course, samples and materials in their own dealerships, we have the exciting opportunity in an increasingly digital age to create one-off Lamborghini models virtually.”
In celebration of the new Ad Personam facility, Lamborghini announces the Aventador SVJ Xago special edition: a car produced in just ten units and reserved for clients specifying their Aventador SVJ virtually. Inspired by the hexagon cloud shapes at the North Pole on the planet Saturn and the strength of the hexagon in nature, the Xago celebrates the iconic ‘hexagonita’ theme in Lamborghini design.
The exterior of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Xago edition features a specially-created fading hexagonal silver effect, with a unique Ad Personam contrast color livery for each car and gloss black Nireo Ad Personam rims. The interior features an exclusive seat pattern with hexagonita theme, and special contrast color matching the exterior. Each of the ten Aventador SVJ Xago models will be identified by a numbered plate. (IANS)
The residents of nursing homes have rights. One of those is the right to be free from abuse and neglect. Despite federal and state law requiring this right to be protected, residents of these facilities are abused all too often. In fact, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, one study in New York determined that 1 of 13 seniors in the state had been victims of abuse.
Resident abuse is most commonly perpetrated by the nursing home’s staff. Abuse can also happen on an institutional level when the facility’s administration creates working conditions that can harm the seniors in their care. Family members and other residents can also harm the residents of long-term care facilities.
Nursing home abuse can include physical and emotional abuse. Sexual abuse is also common in nursing homes. Another type of elder abuse that is less commonly seen in these facilities is financial abuse.
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Your Rights in a Nursing Home
Being free from abuse is an important right, but it is far from the only right the residents of nursing homes have. According to the law, the residents of homes that are Medicare and Medicaid certified (which is 95% of them) also have the following rights:
- The right to be free from discrimination
- The right to proper medical care
- The right to be treated with respect
- The right to spend time with their visitors
- The right to privacy and personal property
- The right to manage their own money
- The right to be free from restraints
- The right to participate in activities and form groups
- The right to complain
In addition to these rights, the residents of nursing homes who are United States citizens have the right to exercise any of their rights as such. They also have protections in place to prevent seniors from being involuntarily discharged from the facility.
Real Examples of Nursing Home Abuse Cases
To learn more about what nursing home abuse looks like, sadly, all one must do is take a look at the news. These cases appear on a regular basis. Here are a few more recent examples. These four cases were all in the news over the past few weeks.
In May, an online video showed a 20-year-old beating an elderly nursing home patient. The man pictured in the video delivering blows to an elderly man’s head was also a resident of the facility. This man never should have had unsupervised access to any of the other residents, who are helpless and unable to defend themselves.
Albany, New York
A male resident with dementia sexually abused two female residents by inappropriately touching them, exposing himself, and committing sexual acts in front of them. This took place in the common day room where the residents should never have been left alone for this to take place.
Staff members at a nursing home called 911 when they caught a member of the facility’s cleaning crew raping an elderly resident. Clearly the facility did not do a background check on him or they would have discovered he has done time for child abuse, assault and battery, and first-degree burglary. He also had warrants out for his arrest.
A care worker pulled a resident’s shirt over the handle of his wheelchair. Another worker in the same incident struck the man in the head, stepped on his foot, and shoved him into his wheelchair each time he tried to stand up. The workers laughed as they danced in front of the man and jumped back when he attempted to defend himself.
As shocking as these cases are, these are just the ones that were caught on film or reported. It is believed that the true incidences of nursing home abuse are much higher than what is known. If you believe your loved one has been abused in a facility and you aren’t sure what to do next, you can visit this website for more information.
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Google Maps has received a new filter to classify the Electronic Vehicles (EV) charging stations based on plug type.
There are different types of charging connectors used by several car manufacturers, for example, Nissan uses CHAdeMO, Tesla uses its instrumentation, and also the BMW and VW use CCS plug kind for charging their cars.
Since the emergence of the EV search facility over Google Maps, the users were missing out on the ability to filter results based on the connector type, GizmoChina reported on Sunday.
The recent update will surely a sigh of relief for the daily drivers, it will facilitate them to drive car on to the compatible charging station.
To use the new feature, the users can head over to the Google Maps > Settings > Electric Vehicle Settings >Your Plugs > Choose and save.
Google Maps has recently revealed that that it has captured more than 10 million miles of Street View imagery – a distance that could circle the globe over 400 times.
The company also announced that Google Earth now lets people browse more than 36 million square miles of high definition satellite images from various providers – covering more than 98 per cent of the entire population – to see the world from above. (IANS)
BY SALIL GEWALI
People were overjoyed when Jio Reliance came with a bang and offered “free” internet service along with free unlimited calls. Its app was very attractive having a lot of features. All this generosity was for the purpose, as the bait to catch the big fish. Many were envious of Jio-users watching their favorite songs or videos just at a click — so smooth, so seamless. It was an unprecedented shower of entertainment for the mobile freaks. Maybe in a time period of less than two years, this JIO gobbled up all the customers of major players in the field. So much so that his own brother’s company – “Reliance Communication” received a death blow. This Reliance Communication has allegedly defrauded lakhs of its customers by not “refunding” the security deposits till the date.
One wonders what kind of laws we have in the country that protect the defaulted company/owner from being punished while common men will directly be pulled up and sent to jail for such deliberate crime. JIO also dealt a crippling blow to Government-run BSNL and Aircel. Most of their customers have migrated to JIO. The most remarkable thing that came about after Jio entry is that it drastically brought down the tariff. One who used to recharge the cellphone with a whopping Rs 1500 to Rs 3000 now can recharge with just Rs 399/- and make unlimited calls and use the internet for about three months. It became possible due to internet-based 4G technology.
But all this bonanza of offers is short-lived. JIO is now no more the same. It has virtually lost its initial fervor and earnestness to serve the customers. What is really disgusting now is that its tall promises have only turned out to be hollow. People hardly can download/upload their important files. There are many areas where users can’t check their emails nor can they respond to phone calls. It does not mean that the service of other companies – like Vodafone and Airtel, BSNL, is better. They have equally made their customers unhappy. Here the tragedy is that where will we turn to for the better service. So far there is none in sight. Moreover, we have already become “depended” on the mobile set. The cell phones have excessively overpowered our minds. We can’t do away with them. We are incessantly distracted by “silly temptation” to check how many likes our FB posts have received. All our happiness rests on all this frivolous stuff. No kidding, if the mobile companies have stolen our hard-earned money, the mobile phones have stolen our peace of mind. We are double losers.
Salil Gewali is a well-known writer and author of ‘Great minds in India’. Twitter: @SGewali