Associated Press – A 12-year-old boy who who was rescued in Washington state last week after he was pulled offshore by a dangerous riptide was moved out of intensive care Wednesday. His parents are hopeful about his recovery. (Aug. 10)
Associated Press – A 12-year-old boy who who was rescued in Washington state last week after he was pulled offshore by a dangerous riptide was moved out of intensive care Wednesday. His parents are hopeful about his recovery. (Aug. 10)
Mary Barbara Fallwell Huff, 81, of Sour Lake, formerly of McCall Creek, Mississippi, and Nederland, Texas, died Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on June 28, 1935, to Ida Jander Fallwell and Frances Roland Fallwell.Barbara was a woman of many talents. She loved to dance, sing, and especially loved the outdoors. She was creative and adventurous, which made her a perfect Cub Scout Den Mother and Camp Fire Leader, but more importantly an excellent Mom to five stair-stepped children. Her home was always “dressed” for the season and everyone was welcome. She was a natural leader that was always ready to lend a hand to any project. She loved to paint, explore the beach, and shop for that “perfect deal”. She planned the most competitive scavenger hunts and served the most delicious meals. She was an author, publisher, poet, and philosopher that is leaving her family and friends with an immeasurable fortune. Survivors include her sons, Stephen R. Huff of McCall Creek, MS; Mark R. Huff and his wife, Nell, and David W. Huff, all of Beaumont; daughter, Margaret Huff Ronquille and her husband, David, of Sour Lake; son, John P. Huff and his wife, Shel, of Beaumont; fourteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her adored husband of 45 years, Lynas A. Huff; her beloved sister, Julia Fallwell Robbins; and loving grandson, William A. Huff. A Rosary for Mrs. Huff will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 225 West Barkley, Sour Lake. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Sour Lake. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Palestine. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
Mena Massoud View Comments The Grammys may be music’s biggest night, but it’s becoming a shining, shimmering, splendid one for theater fans. A trailer for the highly anticipated live-action version of Aladdin aired during the CBS broadcast. The company of Guy Ritchie’s new film includes Mena Massoud in the title role, with Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie and Tony nominee Billy Magnussen in the brand-new role of Prince Anders. This Aladdin features the beloved original music of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, plus two new songs written with Dear Evan Hansen Tony and Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Watch the vibrant trailer below and mark your calendar: Aladdin arrives in cinemas on May 24.
Nick Rusling, Chairman of the TIA said “The association’s annual research project is of paramount importance to the continued growth of our sport and its businesses. The study provides our members with robust data upon which to make informed business decisions. Each year our understanding of Britain’s multisport community grows, and the way we operate our businesses evolves in line with this insight.”Jack Buckner, Chief Executive of the British Triathlon added “The Rio year is tremendously important to triathlon as it represents the sport’s biggest shop window. We must work collectively both as a sport and as an industry group to leverage the momentum that the Games bring, and the TIA data will be invaluable in helping us to fuel growth, participation and performance.’The Triathlon Industry Association comprises event organisers, equipment manufacturers, tour operators, retailers, distributors and media.www.triathlonindustryassociation.org To greet the arrival of 2016, with Rio now just months away, the Triathlon Industry Association (TIA) is today officially launching its most in-depth study of the multisport community to assess the state of health of the sport and its associated businesses.With just seven months to go before the British team travels to Rio to try to build upon the fantastic feats of the Brownlees in London, TIA has partnered with British Triathlon to gain greater insights about the rapidly growing triathlon community and to identify any barriers in the way of the sport’s continued rise.To incentivise the biggest-ever response from active, prospective and lapsed triathletes, the industry has teamed up to create an amazing pool of prizes including a training holiday to Lanzarote, wetsuits, tri-suits, goggles, sunglasses, swim training, magazine subscriptions and event entries.The total value of the prize fund is more than £6,000, with 100 prizes to be won. Prizes can be viewed at triathlonindustryassociation.org/2015-survey-prizes and the prize list is still growing! In addition to providing comparative data for the core areas of participation, expenditure and demographics, the fourth annual TIA study will explore membership levels of both clubs and the Home Nation associations, alongside the impact of new technology on the sport, both performance and training hardware and wearable tech.For non-triathletes, new and expanded questions will focus upon barriers to taking on a triathlon, plus awareness of and interest levels in Triathlon England’s GO TRI initiative.All respondents will be quizzed upon emerging areas such as swimrun, and with interest in children’s triathlon growing, whether there is adequate provision currently being made for the triathletes of the future. >> To participate in the research and be in with a chance to win one of the fantastic prizes visit: https://www.research.net/s/UK_multisport_survey_2015i. Related
Related Former England cricketer Matt Prior has joined forces with James Bowtell, owner of cycling holiday specialist Velusso, to form ONE PRO Sports Events.‘With more than 20 years experience in the sports events sector, this new agency aims to create packaged and bespoke events to suit specific corporate objectives, fundraising targets and events for those looking for a challenge.’The new multi-faceted agency builds on the experience of running the professional cycling team ONE PRO Cycling and the existing corporate events business from cycling-inspired lifestyle brand Velusso, which takes on events such as One More City, Adobe Offsite and the Quintessentially Foundation Charity Ride. The ONE PRO team also delivered the inaugural concept, THE 21, a Tour de France inspired event for amateur cyclists, their colleagues and friends.Agency co-founder Matt Prior spoke about the new agency. He said, “Over the past few years we’ve seen the appetite for corporate and team building events continue to grow with more focus on combining clients’ event objectives with health and wellness.“Last year’s THE 21 was a prime example of this – the opportunity to bring together different businesses, challenge individuals and create lifelong memories in the process. I’m particularly looking forward to taking the events agency into multiple sports in the coming months and am really excited to see the ONE PRO brand grow and develop since its inception in 2015.”In conjunction with its launch, ONE PRO Sports Events has also announced the second edition of ‘THE 21 Challenge’, which this year saw 75 riders tackle various blocks or, for a select few, the entire route of the Tour de France, one day ahead of the professionals. Following the recent 2020 Tour de France route announcement, final plans are being put in place for THE 21, with limited spaces now available.www.oneprosportsevents.com
Luxul has announced its technology lineup for CEDIA Expo 2019, taking place Sept. 12-14 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. In Legrand | AV’s booth 905, Luxul will exhibit a new wireless mesh solution and a cloud remote monitoring and management system, self-healing managed Gigabit switches, the next generation of wireless controller technology, “good, better, best” dual-band wireless access points (AP) and dealer tools designed to speed up installations.Making its debut at CEDIA Expo 2019, Luxul’s Epic Mesh kit comes with two dual-purpose mesh nodes that can each serve as either a router or satellite. Integrators turn one of the two nodes into a router in under two minutes using the Luxul Easy Setup App. The other becomes the satellite node, which is placed around the residence to create a wireless mesh. There is no need to run additional wires; integrators just plug the satellite node into an available outlet. An innovative antenna design and 4x2x2 antenna array enable two 2×2 client access radios and a 4×4 5 GHz dedicated backhaul channel to ensure strong connectivity back to the router for the delivery of high-speed internet anywhere in the home. Additional satellite nodes can be incorporated as needed to accommodate installations of any size.Check out a product demo of the Epic Mesh Node here:Highlighted managed Gigabit switches featuring Self-Healing capability will include the 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P and 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P. The units empower integrators with two advanced features: auto-recovery and power scheduling. With auto-recovery, devices connected to the switches by PoE are automatically rebooted when they fall offline or become unresponsive. With power scheduling, integrators can trigger the switches to power PoE-connected devices on or off based on any schedule they create within the switch interface.Also on display will be the next-generation XWC-2000 wireless controller, which delivers twice the capacity of its predecessor with support for up to 32 APs for large-scale projects. Newly deployed APs are automatically added for plug-and-play installation, and Luxul’s Roam Assist technology for active roaming is built into the wireless controller, ensuring mobile devices are always connected to the best AP for the highest performance.Luxul will also showcase a “Good, Better, and Best” offering of wireless Apex APs. For smaller networks where budgets are a concern, Luxul’s “good” XAP-810 is a cost-effective wireless AP offering 802.11ac 2×2 dual-band technology and 5 GHz beamforming for data rates up to 1200 Mbps. The “better” XAP-1510 features 802.11ac 3×3 dual-band technology and 2.4 and 5GHz beamforming for data rates up to 1900Mbps throughout a facility. The “best” XAP-1610 — Luxul’s fastest ever — features advanced Wave 2 4×4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac technology and 2.4 and 5 GHz beamforming for data rates up to 3167 Mbps.Highlighted dealer tools will include Luxul’s Easy Setup App and the company’s free network design service (Customer Assurance Program, or CAP). Available as a free download from the Apple and Android stores, Luxul’s Easy Setup App allows integrators to install a Luxul wireless router and up to two wireless APs at the same time, in under two minutes, from the convenience of a mobile phone. Luxul’s CAP provides dealers with certified wired and wireless network designs, which are guaranteed to deliver Wi-Fi networks that meet their customers’ reliability and performance requirements.Luxul is here.
LinkedIn Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share Email A new imaging technique found that some people with high blood pressure also have damage to nerve tracts connecting different parts of the brain, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s 2015 High Blood Pressure Conference.The area of brain damage detected is linked to difficulties in certain cognitive skills, decision-making, and the ability to regulate emotions.“We already have clear ways to explore the damage high blood pressure can cause to the kidneys, eyes, and heart. We wanted to find a way to assess brain damage that could predict the development of dementia associated with vascular diseases,” said Daniela Carnevale, Ph.D., the study’s senior author and assistant professor at Sapienza University of Rome, based in Neuromed Institute. While there has been a lot of research on hypertension-related brain changes in the grey matter, Carnevale proposed that a look into the brain’s white matter could tell if high blood pressure was having an effect even earlier than what is known.Researchers used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), an enhancement of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to evaluate and compare the structural and functional properties of the main connections between different brain regions. Fifteen participants were on medication for moderate to severe high blood pressure and 15 participants had normal blood pressure. Participants were also given a cognitive assessment.The brain imaging found that, while none of the participants showed abnormalities on a standard MRI, the more advanced DTI revealed that participants with high blood pressure had damage to:brain fibers that affect non-verbal functions;nerve fibers that affect executive functioning and emotional regulation; andlimbic system fibers, which are involved in attention tasks.In addition, imaging and laboratory tests indicated damage to the heart and kidneys from high blood pressure.Researchers also found those with high blood pressure performed significantly worse on two different assessments of cognitive function and memory. However, there were no differences in tests evaluating verbal function or ability to perform daily activities.“DTI provides a way to evaluate pre-symptomatic brain damage in people with high blood pressure in order to identify possible therapies to help control brain damage and reduce the eventual development of dementia. It is generally accepted that not all available medications have the same impact on different kinds of organ damage,” Carnevale said.DTI, also called tractography, is not performed in routine medical practice, but the researchers suggest that physicians should start to consider potential brain damage as they treat patients with high blood pressure.
Sep 22, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Almost two thirds of US adults intend to get vaccinated against influenza this season, and 70% of parents plan to have their children vaccinated, according to survey data presented by health officials in Washington, DC, yesterday.At an annual press conference hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), Tom Frieden, MD, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said flu activity is at very low levels in the United States so far and that early reports suggest that all three seasonal strains are circulating and are a good match with the strains included in the vaccine for the upcoming season.He said so far about 90 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed to outlets such as doctor’s offices and pharmacies, with manufacturers expected to produce a record 170 million doses for the upcoming flu season.Sanofi Pasteur recently began shipping its newly approved intradermal influenza vaccine for adults aged 18 through 64, which raises the number of vaccine types to four, including the standard intramuscular injection, the nasal spray for ages 2 through 49, and a high-dose injectable vaccine for people 65 and older.William Schaffner, MD, president of NFID and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, unveiled the results of two surveys conducted on flu vaccine perceptions, one on consumers and one on parents. Each was conducted from Aug 11 through Aug 14.The consumer survey, conducted via telephone by Caravan, included 1,006 adults age 18 and older. The parent survey was self-selected and included 1,000 parents age 18 and older who had children between ages 2 and 17. It was conducted by ORC International.Schaffner said one finding was that the repeat inclusion of last year’s three strains in this season’s vaccine doesn’t appear to be dampening parents’ intent to have their children vaccinated, as 56% said knowing the strains are the same didn’t affect their vaccination intentions. For adult consumers in general, 79% said the repeat of the strains will not change their intent to get vaccinated.According to the surveys, overall interest in vaccines remains high. For parents, 70% said they definitely or probably will get their children vaccinated. For adult consumers, that level was 63%, up from 57% in 2010.More health providers seem to be encouraging their patients to get vaccinated, Frieden said. The survey found 68% of adults received a recommendation from a health professional this year, up from 58% in 2010.However, for both survey groups, NFID found that some see annual flu vaccination as optional. For example, 40% of parents said annual flu vaccination was a priority for their children, but 20% said they see it as a decision to make each year.Of the 36% who said they didn’t intend to be vaccinated, more than two-thirds said they could be motivated to change their minds, according to the survey results. The top three factors included seeing a family member or friend get very sick with the flu, receiving a recommendation from a healthcare provider, and receiving reassurance that the vaccine is safe.The 2010-2011 flu season presents a relatively rare situation in that the three strains in the vaccine are the same as the last season. Repeating flu vaccines strains have occurred eight times in the past 42 years, according to background information from the NFID.The CDC estimates that 8 million more people received the flu vaccine during the 2010-11 season than were immunized during the previous season, Frieden said.”But we’re not seeing that progress in young adults with underlying medical conditions,” he said, noting that only 47% of people aged 18 to 64 who have risk factors for flu complications received the vaccine last year..This same risk group could also be missing out on getting the pneumococcal vaccine, which can help prevent pneumonia, a potential serious complication of influenza, he said. He estimated that about 73 million people who are targeted for the pneumococcal vaccine—adults 65 and older and those over 18 with certain medical conditions—have not received it.
Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 CARICOM-Business-10-July-2020Download CARICOM-Business-10-July-2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… You may be interested in… Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. Visitors to Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda to be tested for COVID-19 – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM-Business-12-June-2020DownloadJune 15, 2020In “Agriculture”Number portability for Antigua and Barbuda – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 23 November, 2018November 26, 2018In “Barbados”Antigua and Barbuda to sell 10% stake in WIOC – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil PricesOctober 29, 2019In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp
What has been CARICOM’s Foreign Trade Strategy and Agenda? I last wrote on the now Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)/European Union (EU) post Cotonou negotiations on June 17 following the meeting of the lead negotiators, EU International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and the OACPS’ Minister Robert Dussey of Togo, on June 12. At that time, the lead negotiators were anticipating the conclusion of the negotiations by the end of July and were planning to meet again before the end of June. This extension, it seems, was due, among other things, to outstanding sensitive human rights and migration issues still to be resolved which, in some news reports, are seen as primarily between the EU and Africa, although they also apply to the Caribbean and the Pacific. Note too that the EU and Africa are still consulting on the EU’s new Africa Strategy, which it is still hoping will be adopted at a summit with Africa in Brussels in October, COVID-19 permitting. The EU’s new long term budget, 2021-2027, was finally approved at a marathon EU Council Meeting, July 17-21. It included financing for the EU’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan. Oct 14, 2020 Tanzania assumed the six-month Presidency of the OACPS and chair of the Committee of Ambassadors on August 1 and is now expecting to oversee this final phase of the post Cotonou negotiations. ACP/EU Post Cotonou Negotiations: Towards the Finish LineBy Elizabeth Morgan With its conclusion delayed from 2019, the post Cotonou Negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU) was scheduled to conclude this March and reviewed at a meeting of the ACP Council. When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the…June 17, 2020In “Indepth”Marking ACP Day: Transforming the GroupBy Elizabeth Morgan African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Day is customarily commemorated on June 6, which is the date on which the Georgetown Agreement establishing the group, was signed in 1975. This year, the 45th Anniversary, the Day will be officially observed on June 5. Activities were mainly centred at…June 3, 2020In “Indepth”EU AML/CFT Listing of Countries Among Priority Issues of OACPS-EU Post- COTONOU Negotiations(The Bahamas Government Information Service) – A series of virtual negotiation meetings held between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union (EU) more specifically the European Commission during the week of 8 through 12 June 2020 featured prominently the unilateral action of the EU…June 18, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Trade in Services – For CARICOM, Tourism dominates It was necessary for the OACPS to have a meeting of its Ministerial Council to review the post Cotonou negotiations, among other things. This meeting was held virtually on July 28 chaired by Gambia. Ministers approved negotiating texts and provided guidance to negotiators. The Council of the OACPS Caribbean Forum (CARIFORM) met prior to this meeting. As I previously mentioned, the 2000 Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA), which should have expired in February, was extended to December 31. The new timetable is now indicating that the post Cotonou negotiations will not be concluded until about November. You may recall that the signing ceremony is to be held in Samoa, which now may not happen until mid-2021. This means that the CPA will be further extended to facilitate conclusion of the negotiations and the procedures for signature of the new agreement. The departing EU Ambassador to Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska, in an interview with the Gleaner published on July 28, gave assurance that EU aid allocations to the Caribbean, including Jamaica, would not be reduced especially in light of COVID-19. I hope this will hold true for Jamaica and the rest of the CARIFORUM Member States under the EU’s new budget arrangements and the new OACPS/EU agreement. Suriname assumed the chair of CARIFORUM on July 1 for one year. General elections were held in Suriname on May 25 which also led to a change of government. As of July 16, the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Politics is Mr. Albert Ramdin, who is a seasoned diplomat, having also served in both the CARICOM and OAS Secretariats. Thus Suriname will oversee the Caribbean’s participation in this final stage of the negotiations. Oct 1, 2020 It appears that the lead negotiators met during July. The negotiations clearly were not concluded in July and will now continue in September after the customary August summer break. Trade-in-Services and Technology: More missed opportunities… Oct 7, 2020 The new EU Budget There will be personnel changes in CARIFORUM. Guyana and Jamaica are the CARIFORUM representatives on the OACPS Central Negotiating Committee. Following the protracted issuing of general election results in Guyana, the opposition People’s Progressive Party was declared the winner. The new President, Mr. Irfaan Ali, has appointed Hugh Todd as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. General elections are now also due in Jamaica on September 3. You may be interested in… In an article reproduced on the AllAfrica news website, a European Commission spokesperson is quoted as informing that the text of the new post Cotonou agreement is 95% completed. It was noted, however, that the last 5% could pose the most difficulties. Relations within the Western Hemisphere: an uneasy alliance The Caribbean OACPS Negotiating Team By Elizabeth Morgan It is reported that development non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are concerned about the provisions for Overseas Development Assistance (ODA). Recall that the European Development Fund (EDF), from which the OACPS was funded, is now incorporated into the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (i.e. EU ODA). There is concern that this could put OACPS financing at risk. Sep 16, 2020 Come September/October, we will have a better indication of the schedule for the conclusion of these negotiations. At this time, we will, hopefully, also have a summary of the key provisions of the agreement particularly from the Caribbean protocol. Submitted by Elizabeth Morgan, Specialist in International Trade Policy and International Politics Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The negotiations continued and I saw the EU Parliament weighing in to indicate that the Members expected the institutional framework to continue having a role for the joint OACPS/EU Parliamentary Assembly. We saw that under the revised OACPS Georgetown Agreement, the OACPS will have its own formal Parliamentary Assembly.