first_imgMOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM THE BRO EDITORIAL TEAMI’ll never forget using night-vision goggles to look for Bigfoot in the woods near Quantico at 2 a.m. (“In Search of Bigfoot,” August 2008).—Graham Averill, Senior EditorOn one of my first assignments for Blue Ridge Outdoors (“Ferris’ Week Off,” July 2003), I spent a week straight tackling a different adventure: mountain biking Canaan Valley, rafting the New River, climbing Great Falls, backpacking Shenandoah, and running the Willis River Trail. The story culminated with my tandem hang gliding lesson near Lynchburg, Va. I was stunned by the abrupt shift of emotions that came with soaring through the air at 2,500 feet. Extreme fear suddenly turned into meditative peacefulness as I stared into the Blue Ridge sunset.—Jedd Ferris, Managing EditorIronically, during my run across Great Smoky Mountains National Park for Clean Air (March 2002 cover), I suffered a debilitating, pollution-induced respiratory attack. The experience was disappointing at the time, but it ended up playing a pivotal role in a lawsuit filed by the state of North Carolina against Tennessee Valley Authority over its pollution-spewing coal-fired power plants. North Carolina won the lawsuit, and TVA is now required to install pollution control devices on all power plants affecting Great Smokies National Park and the state of North Carolina.—Will Harlan, Editor-in-Chieflast_img read more

first_imgPaul and Dennis Schroder had 22 points each, but the rest of the Thunder players combined for just 19 points. The three Celtics who missed Friday’s win over Atlanta with various injuries — Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis — all returned for Sunday’s game.Hayward, Tatum and Theis each had double-doubles. Brown contributed 17 points.Thunder rookie forward Darius Bazley left the game in the first quarter after spraining his knee and did not return. Thunder guard Chris Paul knocked down a jump shot at the other end but Walker answered with another three from the same distance a few seconds later as the Celtics regained control.Paul then made a three-pointer at the buzzer to cap the scoring and make it a one-point game.Jayson Tatum scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half for Boston who have now won 10 of their last 11 contests.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points each to lead the Thunder, who suffered just their second loss in 11 games. Kemba Walker scored 27 points and hit a pair of clutch three pointers late in the game as the Boston Celtics stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 112-111 win over Oklahoma City.Walker hit two threes from almost the exact same spot in the final three minutes to seal the win for Boston in front of a crowd of 18,200 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.With the Celtics ahead by four and the clock running down he nailed a three pointer to put the gap at seven.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_img Share 34 Views   one comment Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews Health professionals here receive training on the movement of diabetic foot ulcers by: – June 15, 2011 Health Educator, Anthelia JamesThe Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation, hosted a one day workshop on ‘diabetic foot care’.The objective of the workshop was to reduce the negative effects of chronic non communicable diseases on the quality of life of persons affected by diabetes.“All available data globally, regionally and at national level, show that diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity. This impacts not only on the quality of life of persons affected, but also on their families. It also affects the national drug expenditure which we might hear a little about later and all in all the overall economic development of countries. The Dominica diabetic foot care programme focuses on militating against one of the main complications of diabetes and the programme speaks for itself: the diabetic foot. The programme aims to build capacity of all stake holders: those who are involved in some way or the other in caring for the feet of persons with diabetes.” Health Educator, Anthelia JamesCoordinator of the Health Promotion and Resource Centre, Helen Royer, spoke of the effort by the Ministry of Health to educate nationals about the care of diabetics.“The programme comprises of several components and seeks to create the awareness among health care providers, allied health workers, diabetics and their care givers on the severe complications of diabetes and the need to standardise the management of diabetics in regards to foot care. Today’s component is the first level of training and targets medical doctors both at the hospitals and the seven (7) health districts. It offers a concentrated programme that covers how to assess and treat advanced lower extremity arterial disease with the goal of saving the limb. The training brings together experienced skilled professionals who will provide specific detailed information about proper diagnosis and management and will give physicians the knowledge to make critical decisions that ensure the best possible outcome for every patient they come in contact with at the community or hospital setting.” Coordinator of the Health Promotion and Resource Centre, Helen RoyerDirector of Primary Health Care, Dr. Martin Christmas, stressed the importance of the people living with diabetes take care of their feet.“One of the common illnesses in our medium is diabetes. It has also been estimated that approximately fifteen percent (15%) of the more than one hundred and fifty million (150 000 000) people worldwide with diabetes will, at some stage, develop diabetic foot ulceration. Chronic diabetes is a decreased production of insulin by the pancreas as you would all know or an inability to utilise the insulin produced.The condition needs constant monitoring to be kept in check and is linked to a number of complications including vascular disease, retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy, neuropathy and diabetic foot ulcers which are of primary concern today. These diabetic foot ulcers can be associated with an increased risk of infection, reduced mobility, diminished quality of life and of course, increased morbidity meaning that persons are not as productive as they would be. We can all attest to that by the large number of persons in fairly productive ages that are affected by diabetic foot problems and have succumbed to amputations. Optimum management of diabetic foot ulcers is a key requirement in the care of patients with diabetes mellitus. The primary care physicians, of which we have many here today, are the principal custodians of the health of the community hence it is that this optimum of diabetic foot becomes the responsibility of the primary health care system.”He is very optimistic about the outcome of Friday’s workshop. Director of Primary Health Care, Dr. Martin Christmas“We hope that the end of this workshop caregivers will appreciate that the effects of the increased blood sugars will vary from person to person and that, likewise, diabetes will affect the feet of each individual in a different manner. Some diabetic patients have a very big risk of foot problems and it is extremely important to screen persons with diabetes mellitus to find out who is at increased risk for foot problems. Those who are at increased risk will require specialised foot care. This specialised foot care will include having your patients, for example, remove their shoes for careful examination and, of course, the education process which will encourage persons to take good care of their feet, use correctly fitting shoes and be observant for these tell tales of imminent diabetic foot problems.”Meantime, local representative of the Pan American Health Organisation, Shirley Augustine, spoke of the negative impact of the lives of diabetics who do not take care of their feet.“Amputation may involve life-long dependence upon the health of others and some of us have nobody to depend on, inability to work and much misery. Aggressive management of diabetic foot can prevent amputations in most cases. Even when amputations take place, the remaining leg and the persons’ life can be saved by good follow-up from a multi-disciplinary team. Diabetic foot problems are a significant clinical and public health issue in Dominica as they are in the rest of the Caribbean accounting for the majority of admissions to the general surgical service. Deficiencies in care provision and in education uptake by patients have been documented and appropriate interventions are urgently needed.”Mrs. Augustine spoke of the contribution of PAHO to the reduction of diabetes related amputations. Local representative of the Pan American Health Organisation, Shirley Augustine“The Pan American Health Organisation devotes a large proportion of its resources to the prevention and management of chronic non-communicable diseases mainly through training of professionals. PAHO continues to do significant work in the area of diabetes management through its diabetes initiatives for the Americas. In most cases, diabetic foot ulcers and amputations can be prevented. Our focus is on prevention. Researchers have established that between forty-nine percent (49%) and eighty-five percent (85%) of all amputations can be prevented. It is imperative, therefore, that health care professionals, policy makers and diabetes representative organisations undertake concerted action to ensure that diabetic foot-care is structured as effective as local resources will allow. This will facilitate improvements in foot-care for people with diabetes through Dominica and bring about reduction in diabetic foot related morbidity and mortality.”By Emmanuel JosephGIS Newslast_img read more

first_img Design Thinking is a framework used to collaborate, align teams and form intent to solve users’ problems, all while improving experiences at the speed and scale that modern organization demands. The focus is on the outcomes that delight users and deliver increased value to meet the organization’s goals. ITLS is accepted internationally as a standard training course and also used as essential curricula in many paramedic, Emergency Medical Team and first responder training programs. The Iloilo City Emergency Responders also underwent the International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Training Course. The capacity-building activity was made possible through the APEC Emergency Preparedness Capacity Building Center and the National Resilience Council (NRC). CDRRMO head Donna Magno said the study visit intended to provide key personnel the operational framework as they develop concepts for the Iloilo City Disaster Operations Center. ITLS is a global organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care. ILOILO City – This city is a recipientof various capacity-building grants from global organizations and those fromthe private sector to strengthen its disaster preparedness. NRC, as lead implementing partner of ARISE Philippines, also launched here Friday the Young Leaders for Resilience Program to engage students in partner universities in co-creating solutions that will address resilience challenges. Participating universities were made to undergo a Design Thinking Workshop co-facilitated by IBM, SM Prime, National University, and Asia Pacific College. The city government’s delegation composed of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), Information Systems Office, Public Safety and Transportation Management Office, and City Planning and Development Office completed a week-long study tour in Taipei City, Taiwan on Friday. It is the only pre-hospital trauma program endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians. ITLS courses impart knowledge and hands-on skills to take better care of patients. It stresses rapid assessment, appropriate intervention and identification of immediate life threats. Its framework for effective trauma care is a global standard that works in any situation./PN Mayor Jerry P. Treñas stressed the city’s gains stemmed from strong public-private partnerships. He expressed gratitude to the business community for helping make the metropolis resilient. last_img read more

first_img The French club have also confirmed bids for the 21-year-old striker, who has scored 18 goals in Ligue 1 this season. And Arsenal may have to move quickly if they want to add Osimhen to their star-studded attack this summer. The Nigeria international has enjoyed a stellar season in France after arriving last year from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi for £10m as a replacement for Emirates-bound Pepe. Arsenal are now looking to bring Osimhen to North London as well despite spending a club-record £72m on Pepe. But they will have to fork out a similar fee if they want to sign the talented youngster. And Lille confirmed there are other teams in the mix for his coveted signature. “We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window. “There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding. Loading… Lille of France have been demanding for a fee close to the £72million Arsenal spent on Nicolas Pepe for new Gunners target Victor Osimhen.center_img “But what I can tell you is there are multiple [offers]. “There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him. “I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn’t believe that we had the offers we had with Pepe, and it turns out we had multiple of them. “Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard. “The high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That’s where we are.” Meanwhile, Arsenal could be set to hand David Luiz a contract reprieve after it emerged they were yet to take up the option of extending his deal past the end of the month. Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been offered a new contract with his current deal expiring next year. read also:Moses Simon: Liverpool target Osimhen destined for big club But there have been no talks with potential Chelsea free agent Willian, who plans on completing the rest of the season at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal’s interest in Philippe Coutinho is also close to ending after it emerged Barcelona want a £9m loan fee for the Brazilian flop… as well as a clause to make the move permanent for £71m in 2021. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_img Guerra successfully completed his medical with the Welsh outfit this week and will officially join them on July 1 when his contract with Real Valladolid has expired. The 32-year-old said on “I am very thankful for the warm welcome I have received here at Cardiff City and am very excited for my new challenge in Wales. “Hopefully I can keep up the level that I have been playing at in Spain for the last few seasons and that it will be a successful time for me in Cardiff, with both the club and the supporters.” Guerra had been with Valladolid since 2010 and scored 72 goals in 149 appearances for them. Cardiff are preparing for life back in the Championship after their debut Premier League campaign in 2013/14 ended in relegation. Cardiff have announced they have agreed a deal to sign Spanish striker Javi Guerra on a three-year contract.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgManchester United boss Louis van Gaal let Danny Welbeck leave the club because he felt his goalscoring record was not good enough. And Van Gaal has made it clear he thinks that is not up to scratch, drawing comparisons with United frontmen Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao, the prolific Colombia striker the Old Trafford outfit brought in on loan as Welbeck departed. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday where United’s two deadline day recruits, Falcao and Daley Blind, were being officially unveiled, Van Gaal said: “I have given all the players the chance to convince me of their qualities. “With Danny Welbeck, yes, he was here from when he was nine. “After coming back from Sunderland he has played three seasons for Manchester United. “But he doesn’t have the record of Van Persie or Rooney, and that is the standard. “That is why we let him go – also because of Falcao, and the youngsters who can fit in.” The decision to sell Welbeck, coupled with an outlay of around £150million on six new players over the summer, has prompted suggestions that there is a changing culture at United, moving away from their tradition of youth development. Assistant manger Ryan Giggs has insisted United remain committed to giving youth a chance, though, and Van Gaal on Thursday echoed that sentiment, while also emphasising he has no worries about how he might fit all his players into a coherent system. Welbeck, a product of United’s youth academy, moved to Arsenal on transfer deadline day for a reported £16million. The 23-year-old England forward – scorer of two goals for his country in this week’s Euro 2016 qualifying win in Switzerland – has netted 24 times in the last three seasons for the Red Devils since returning from a loan spell with Sunderland in 2010/11. The Dutchman, who was a new arrival at Old Trafford himself over the summer, said: “How do we fit all the players in? We bought five players and one is on loan here who we can maybe buy next season, and we let 14 players go. “So how to fit in these players is not so difficult I think. “Then, also, we need the youth education, and that is the policy of Manchester United. “We give youth players a chance. The question is if they take the chance. “It is, of course, more risky, but I think it is the only way to do it. Manchester United always have grown up players in the squad. “I have already used a lot of youngsters in pre-season and in the season. I am always willing to give young players chances, but they have to take them. “The possibility is there, and all the youngsters have to know that. And I believe Manchester United have come to me because of that.” Regarding Falcao, Van Gaal admitted he had already been impressed by what he had seen in training from the man recruited from Monaco but was keen not to put too much pressure on him. The manager also stressed he had not brought Falcao in due to any notion that Van Persie is a fading force. Asked if he thought Van Persie is no longer the player he was, Van Gaal said: “No – I think he is now fitter than before the World Cup. I think he is more fit than ever before.” And on Falcao, he added: “When you can hire or buy a player like Falcao, then I don’t have doubts because he is for me one of the best strikers in the world, and when you see his record it is unbelievable. “Today in training he got one ball and it was in the goal. So he confirmed it in his first training session with me. “But when I say this, I put too much pressure on him, which is not good, because I know it is very difficult to come from another club to Manchester United in a new process.” Falcao and versatile Holland international Blind could make their United debuts in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with QPR. The game could also see bows for fellow summer arrivals Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, and a first home appearance for another, Angel di Maria, who the Red Devils paid a British record transfer fee for. They are still looking for their first win of the season, having so far drawn twice and lost once in the Premier League and suffered an embarrassing 4-0 reverse at MK Dons in the Capital One Cup. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgThe fatal shooting of Arbery apparently recorded on video in February and posted online Tuesday by a local radio station host, will go to a grand jury in coastal Georgia, according to a district attorney.These are the two murderers of #AhmaudArbery. They are STILL walking free. Their names are Gregory and Travis McMichael.— zellie (@zellieimani) May 6, 2020 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, an African American man in Georgia, was shot and killed by two white men who thought he was a criminal, he was not. He was simply jogging down the road in broad daylight on a Sunday afternoon in February.The video of #AhmaudArbery sickens me to my core.Exercising while Black shouldn’t be a death sentence.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 5, 2020 WARNING: Violent Targeted Shooting of an Unarmed Black ManTwo extremists targeted & murdered Ahmaud Arbery, 25 of GA., whose family says he was out for a run.This is a modern day lynching. Utterly horrifying. My God.— Qasim Rashid for Congress (@QasimRashid) May 5, 2020center_img Elements of the disturbing video are consistent with a description of the shooting given to police by one of those involved in the incident.Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was jogging in a neighborhood outside Brunswick on February 23 when a former police officer and his son chased him down, authorities said. According to a Glynn County Police report, Gregory McMichael later told officers that he thought Arbery looked like a person suspected in a series of recent break-ins in the area.After they chased down Arbery, McMichael told police, Arbery and McMichael’s son Travis struggled over his son’s shotgun. McMichael said two shots were fired before Arbery fell to the street, the report said.Wanda Cooper, Arbery’s mother, says that when police notified her of her son’s death, she was told her son was involved in a burglary and that there was a confrontation between her son and the homeowner and a struggle over a gun.“He was not armed,” Cooper said. She said she never worried about him jogging because she said he wasn’t bothering anyone.Defenders of the men are pointing to a shoplifting conviction in Arbery’s past.“The reference to … alleged conduct from high school or shoplifting is absurd and has nothing to do with his murder,” according to the family’s attorney.last_img read more

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]center_img CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy women’s basketball team opened its season with a win, while the Mariner men dropped a pair of games in invitational tournaments last weekend.In the first round of the Pepsi Mariner Challenge at Castine on Saturday, the Lady Mariners downed the University of Maine – Fort Kent 63-57 behind a 28-point scoring effort by junior Mary Badeen.Badeen also grabbed seven rebounds, sophomore Kristi Willey contributed 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists and senior Jillian Perron had 11 points, six rebounds and four assists.The Bengals held a 37-32 lead going into the second half, but a pair of free throws by Willey and a three-pointer by Badeen put MMA up 46-42 and the Lady Mariners held on for the win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the tournament final on Sunday, Roger Williams University downed MMA 45-34 as the Lady Mariners connected on just 13 of 63 shots from the floor and were out-rebounded 58-40.The Lady Mariners trailed from the outset, managing just 10 points in the first half.Badeen led all scorers with 12 points and had five steals and four rebounds. Willey had seven points and nine rebounds and Perron added five points and five rebounds.Badeen and Perron were named to the all-tournament team.The Lady Mariners will be back in action on Saturday as they travel to Standish to face St. Joseph College.The Mariner men came up short in both outings at the Ramada Roundball Invitational at the Harold Alfond Forum in Biddeford.In Saturday’s opener, the host University of New England Nor’Easters posted a 66-41 win.Sophomore Nick Holt of Ellsworth had a solid outing for the Mariners, coming off the bench to score a team-high 11 points, and Brian Goda had a game-high 15 rebounds for MMA.Eight unanswered points boosted the Nor’Easters to a 27-14 halftime lead, and another eight-point run in the second half boosted that lead to 48-29.On Sunday, Mitchell College rolled to a 85-73 win over the Mariners in the consolation game.Sophomore Kyle Boucher led four players in double figures for MMA with 18 points to go with nine rebounds as the Mariners connected on nearly 50 percent (29 of 59) of their shots from the floor.Sophomore Dylan Stevens finished with 14 points, sophomore Dylan Price had 12 and freshman Tyler Thayer added 11 points and 10 rebounds.The Mariners turned the ball over 30 times while forcing just 18 Mitchell turnovers.The Mariners were slated to host the University of Maine – Presque Isle last night (Wednesday) and will host the University of Maine – Augusta tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. in Smith Gymnasium. Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Biolast_img read more

first_imgThe 16th edition of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship has been scheduled to hold between 8 and 22 October, 2016.This was confirmed by the Secretary General of Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), Gloria Ekwempu, who said the International Tennis Federation, ITF, has listed the annual tournament on its website.According to her, preparation to hold the tournament which comprises of two legs ; Futures 3 and Futures 4 has since commenced as the NTF and the Local Organising Committee, LOC, headed by Chief Pius Akinyelure will leave nothing to chance to ensure that the event is organised to meet up with international standards. Tournament Director of the championship, Prince Wale Oladunjoye, corroborated NTF scribe, saying new packages will be added to this year’s competition. This he said, will be unfolded as the tournament draws closer.The Governor’s Cup is an ITF Pro Circuit competition, which is being staged to celebrate the sitting Governor of Lagos State since the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This year’s edition will be the second since Governor Akinwunmi Ambode assumed office.The Governor’s Cup has been sponsored over the years by FCMB and Etisalat Nigeria and others such as Deux Projects Ltd, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, CCECC, Julius Berger Plc, Naston Ltd, LASACO Plc. and a host of other private individuals.Last year, 17-year-old French lady, Tessah Andrianjaftrimo and Aldin Setkic of Bosnia won Futures 3 women and men’s singles respectively, while Dutchman Antal Van Der Duim and Conny Perrin of Switzerland respectively won the men and women’s singles of the second leg in December.PAGE TWOMedal standingsCountry G S BU S A 31 32 31Britain 21 21 13China 19 15 21Germany 13 8 11Russia 12 14 16Japan 11 5 18France 8 11 13Italy 8 9 6Netherlands 8 4 3Australia 7 10 10S’Korea 7 3 7Hungary 7 3 4Spain 5 1 2N’Zealand 4 7 2Kenya 4 4 0Croatia 4 2 0Jamaica 4 0 2Brazil 3 5 5Kazakhstan 3 3 6Canada 3 2 9Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more