Cabinet extends best wishes to Dr Ken Baugh

first_imgCabinet extends best wishes to Dr Ken Baugh Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 17, 2015Written by: Marlon Tingling RelatedReassignment of Permanent Secretaries RelatedPrime Minister Thanks US Medical Mission and Says Visit Is Timely Advertisements Cabinet has extended best wishes to Dr Ken Baugh for a complete and speedy recovery. In a statement, the Cabinet said it was pleased to learn that Dr Baugh was making good progress in his recovery following a successful surgery last Friday at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). A former Cabinet member in the JLP Administration, Dr Baugh served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. The Cabinet said it looked forward to Dr Baugh’s full return to good health.center_img Story HighlightsCabinet has extended best wishes to Dr Ken Baugh for a complete and speedy recovery.The Cabinet said it was pleased to learn that Dr Baugh was making good progress in his recovery following a successful surgery last Friday at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).A former Cabinet member in the JLP Administration, Dr Baugh served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. RelatedWorld Bank a Key Partner in Jamaica’s Development – PM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

UK’s first Festival of Sport launches in Cornwall

first_imgThe UK’s first Festival of Sport Cornwall is now being unveiled. To take place on 14-16 September 2012, UK multisport enthusiasts will be able to take on this new and unique annual three day festival open to all, held in Mount’s Bay in West Cornwall.Competitors of all abilities will be welcome to the South West of England to participate in this exciting new destination event, which will consist of a high-octane combination of triathlon, sportive cycling (long distance cycling road race), an off road 6 and 4 hour Enduro, Open Water Swimming and a Beach Run as well as live music, beach sports and much more festival fun – with events situated over some of the most entrancing coastal landscape of the St Aubyn Estates and against the stunning scenery around St Michael’s Mount in Mounts Bay, Marazion.Expert teamThe 2012 Festival of Sport Cornwall will be organised by the Participate Sport team, who have previously delivered world class events including the London Triathlon, Abu Dhabi Triathlon, Etape Caledonia, Run to the Beat and the Barcelona Triathlon, ensuring that the core sporting activity will be delivered to the highest of standards. With distances on offer to cater for all abilities, the schedule of events will also allow competitors to enter various activities over the weekend. Triathletes can try the Off Road Enduro, and Open Water Swimmers can take on the Beach Run.Nick Rusling, CEO of Participate said “Having previously delivered the world’s largest triathlon, UK’s largest sportive and many other mass participation events, the real joy of being involved in these sports is spending time with the participants who are invariably sociable, fun and have a love of the great outdoors. The aim of this unique sporting event is to bring together like minded fitness enthusiasts across the UK who want to take part in highly professional sporting events in a hugely relaxed and fun environment.”3 day festivalThe three day sporting schedule guarantees competitors to have an exceptional sporting experience and also offers value for money for all the family, with Festival Fun and Beach Sports included in the event entry fee. Will Greenwood and Austin Healy, England rugby legends and Festival of Sport partners with Super Skills Travel said “We have already signed up to be part of the triathlon team relay. We will be down for the weekend with our families and will challenge anyone to take on the SST team. It should be a huge amount of fun.”CharityWings for Life is the official charity and competitors will be encouraged to fundraise for its ground breaking spinal cord injury research. The charity will be providing training tips and bringing along some of its well-known supporters from the world of sport.Nina Alexandersen, Country Manager at Wings for Life UK noted, “As Michael Phelps once said: ‘You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.’ This is true for the people who take part in the Festival of Sport, and it’s true for those of us working hard to find a cure for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).“So many of us take our mobility for granted and the fact that we are able to do everyday activities like running, cycling and swimming – even a little more mobility for someone with a SCI makes a world of difference. Thank you to Festival of Sport for supporting us this year!”Swim, bike, run and be merry!Alongside the main sporting activities, the Festival of Sport will deliver entertainment for both participants and visitors alike. Highlights will include live music and entertainment (with headline music and comedy acts to be announced in due course); locally sourced food by Jamie Oliver Catering; a beer tent and bar by Cornwall’s award-winning independent family brewers, St Austell Brewery; a Sporting Expo; and renowned keynote speakers including sports nutritionists, trainers and physiologists.In addition, there will be sporting activities of a more relaxed nature with Touch Rugby, Gig Rowing, Beach Volleyball, Netball and Coasteering all on offer. As with all good festivals, camping and showers will be a big feature and will be set up no further than 100m away from the main site.Launched in the UK’s exciting Olympic year, the festival will be hosted against the backdrop of the stunning St Michael’s Mount in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The event village, start and finish lines, beach sports, live music and entertainments, camping and car parking will all be conveniently located and staged within a few hundred metres proximity, ensuring all viewpoints and amenities are within easy access.For those who want to participate or spectate, the Festival of Sport Cornwall promises to be a high-octane, fun-packed three day sporting festival for all the family.Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall said “In 2012 Cornwall will be celebrating the Olympic year with a host of sporting events both on land and the water and the Cornwall Festival of Sport will be one of the sporting highlights.“Cornwall’s natural environment with its dramatic landscapes and seascapes creates the perfect arena for participants and spectators of the Cornwall Festival of Sport 2012. The swimming and triathlon element of the event will take place around the iconic St Michael’s Mount, making the event unique in the world of competitive open water swimming.”James St Aubyn, St Aubyn Estates added, “We are so pleased to welcome participants in the first Festival of Sport Cornwall to this sublimely beautiful part of the world, and hope that they will enjoy the warm hearted hospitality that is typical of the area.”www.festivalofsport.net Relatedlast_img read more

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 14, 2017

first_imgSpecific antibiotics linked to risk of hospital-acquired VRE infectionsGerman researchers have found indications that the risk of acquiring healthcare-associated vancomycin-resistant enterococci (HA-VRE) is linked to the use of specific antimicrobial agents, according to a study yesterday in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.The study, conducted at a hospital in Berlin from January 2014 through December 2015, included data on more than 200,000 patients from 61 wards, including surgical wards, medical wards, intensive care units (ICUs), and hemato-oncology wards. VRE isolates, both from clinical infection samples and colonized patients, were labeled as HA-VRE if they were identified 3 days or later after hospital admission, and otherwise as community-acquired (CA-VRE). The researchers also collected data on all antibacterials for systemic use to calculate ward-specific antibiotic consumptionOverall, 1,430 VRE cases were identified, with 409 (28.6%) considered hospital-acquired. The highest HA-VRE rates were observed in ICUs, and the lowest rates were on medical wards. Median antibiotic use on all wards was 76.8 defined daily doses (DDD) per 100 patient-days (PD), with use of broad-spectrum antibiotics (carbapenems, third-generation cephalosporins, and glycopeptides) 3 to 13-fold higher on ICUs compared with medical wards.Using a multivariable regression model, the researchers determined that carbapenem use in the current month and glycopeptide use in the previous month increased the risk for HA-VRE by 1% per 1 DDD/100 PD and 3% per 1 DDD/100 PD, respectively. When just clinical VRE samples were considered, only glycopeptide use showed a statistically significant association. Detection of at least one patient on a ward with CA-VRE in the current month was found to nearly double the risk of having HA-VRE, a finding that suggests person-to-person transmission.The authors say the study indicates that a multifaceted approach to lowering HA-VRE rates is required, “including prudent use of antimicrobial agents as well as implementation of and strict compliance to infection control measures to prevent VRE transmission.”Sep 13 Antimicrob Resist Infect Control studyEU initiates Joint Action to combat resistance continent-wideA European Union Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI) was launched yesterday at the French Ministry of Health in Paris. More than 44 partners and 22 collaborating stakeholders participated, according to a news release from the EU Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).”The Joint Action EU-JAMRAI aims to bring together the participating EU member states and international organizations, institutes, universities in order to contribute towards tackling antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections,” CHAFEA said in the release. “It will capitalize on existing initiatives and propose concrete steps to reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance.”EU-JAMRAI will identify the best programs for combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) currently in use and examine how cooperation at the EU level can improve national AMR-related policies, according to a Science/Business story. The effort will also identify and test evidence-based measures to address AMR and hospital-acquired infections in different contexts and provide recommendations to policymakers.EU-JAMRAI has a €4 million ($4.8 million) budget to support EU member states in developing and implementing national strategies, ensure a common approach in Europe to the global AMR action plan, and produce guidance documents and tools for member states, among other goals, the story said.Sep 6 CHAFEA news release Sep 12 Science/Business story Sep 13 agenda of kickoff meeting Antibiotic-resistant brucellosis case tied to raw milkA person who consumed raw milk from the K-Bar Dairy in Paradise, Texas, is hospitalized with brucellosis, caused by a rifampin/penicillin-resistant strain of RB51 Brucella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a Health Alert Network (HAN) statement yesterday. The Texas Department of State Health Services and the CDC are investigating the case.According the CDC, milk samples from the dairy tested positive for the RB51 Brucella strain. People who consumed milk from the dairy between Jun 1 and Aug 7 should receive appropriate post-exposure prophylaxis, which is a combination of doxycycline and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, for 21 days, the agency said.Brucellosis is a serious infection that can lead to swelling of the heart, liver, and spleen. It commonly causes fever, sweating, malaise, and joint pain. Sep 13 CDC HAN statementlast_img read more

Farmington Schools students receive National Merit scholarships

first_imgAwab Tanoli (contributed)North Farmington High School senior Timothy J. Sullivan and Farmington High School senior Awab A. Tanoli recently received $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.Sullivan plans to attend the University of Alabama, majoring in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering as a member of the Randall Research Scholars Program. Tanoli will work toward a career in medicine.“I am planning on going to Wayne State University, majoring in Neuroscience, and plan to go to medical school in the future,” he said.Timothy Sullivan (Contributed)“I’m honored to receive a National Merit Scholarship,” Sullivan said. “I am grateful to have the North Farmington community behind me as I further my education at the University of Alabama, where I will be studying Materials Engineering as a member of the Randall Research Scholars. As a four-year member of the Farmington United Ski Team, I will miss Michigan immensely and I hope to return after completing my degree.”The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These winners were finalists in each state, judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.These Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who reviewed submissions by both the finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects, studied and grades earned; scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®); contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist; and a letter of recommendation written by a high school official. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Toews scores in overtime, Blackhawks beat Senators 3-2

first_img First Published: 15th January, 2020 12:57 IST Written By Associated Press Television News Jonathan Toews scored 42 seconds into overtime and assisted on Chicago’s two other goals, as the Blackhawks rallied to beat Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night. A pair of goals by Dominik Kubalik tied the score at 2-all early in the third after the Blackhawks trailed 2-0 early. Kubalik has seven goals this season.Robin Lehner stopped 20 shots for Chicago, which was playing its first of three games in eastern Canada.Connor Brown and Chris Tierney scored first-period goals for the Senators. Rookie goaltender Marcus Hogberg started in net for the third straight game and made 27 saves.Ottawa has just one regulation win in its last 14 games (3-5-6). The Senators are winless in their past eight (0-4-4).Ottawa sped to an early lead. Brown scored 3:33 into the game, banging home a rebound of a shot by Dylan DeMelo.Tierney gave the Senators a 2-0 lead less than four minutes later, scoring his seventh of the season by tipping in a pass from Thomas Chabot.With time running out in the second, Kubalik cut the Senators’ lead in half, deflecting a shot by Patrick Kane shot and beating Hogberg.Kubalik then beat Ron Hainsey in a foot race 3:41 into the third and scored through Hogberg’s pads for his 18th of the season.Lehner made an impressive two-pad save on Anthony Duclair to keep the game close early in the second. That seemed to spark the Blackhawks.NOTES: Nikita Zaitsev was back in Ottawa’s lineup for the first time since suffering an undisclosed injury Dec. 14. The Senators announced Nick Paul would likely miss a month due to a high ankle sprain. … Tuesday’s game marked the return of Zack Smith, who was traded to Chicago for Artem Anisimov in the off-season. Smith’s 612 career games with Ottawa ranks ninth in franchise history. Smith has two goals and nine points through 39 games, while Anisomov has eight goals and 10 points in 27 games with the Senators. WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 15th January, 2020 12:57 IST Toews Scores In Overtime, Blackhawks Beat Senators 3-2 Jonathan Toews scored 42 seconds into overtime and assisted on Chicago’s two other goals, as the Blackhawks rallied to beat Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night. FOLLOW USlast_img read more