Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The study was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the global antibiotic resistance partnership and supported by Princeton University through its Grand Challenges ProgrammeResearchers at University of Strathclyde has predicted through its study that a programme to vaccinate 27 million new-born babies in India against pneumococcus could prevent approximately 35,000 under-five pneumonia death. The Indian government is currently rolling out a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) across the country to tackle the disease, which claimed the lives of an estimated 105,000 children under the age of five in 2010.However, the vaccine is significantly more expensive than others included in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme. In addition, its effectiveness in low and middle-income countries is uncertain. The Global Alliance for vaccines and Immunization is currently helping to fund PCV provision until 2021, after which the Indian Government will have to bear the full costs.To predict the potential outcome and cost-effectiveness of India’s PCV programme, researchers at the University of Strathclyde in the UK and the Center for Disease Dynamics Economics and Policy in the US and in New Delhi, India used a model they had previously developed and validated called IndiaSim, which is representative of the Indian population and health system.The analysis considered the distribution of the dominant strains of the disease in India and the characteristics and behaviour of the host population within the country’s health system. The study, published in the journal BMJ Global Health, concludes the programme could prevent 34,800 under-five deaths, cost $240m (1,600 crore rupees) and save families $48.7 million in treatment costs annually.This outcome assumed vaccination coverage levels similar to those achieved by the diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) immunisation programme; approximately 77 per cent. Increasing the coverage level to 90 per cent was found to be the most cost-effective outcome in over 95 per cent of simulated outcomes.Lead author Dr Itamar Megiddo, Assistant Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow in Strathclyde Business School says, “Pneumonia is a major cause of death in India and as many other countries have done the government decided to introduce PCV in its vaccination programme. However, PCV is expensive and its efficacy is uncertain for a number of reasons. These include a lack of information on the distribution of the disease-causing strains in India and lack of contextualized information on the efficacy of the vaccine in India and other low- and middle-income countries. The affordability and cost effectiveness for a country like India is especially important.”Dr Megiddo further says, “Although our study had limitations, and there are data gaps that need to be filled, even with conservative assumptions we believe the vaccination would avert a significant number of deaths. “It would also protect some of the poorest people in India from potentially catastrophic expenditure and deliver value for money. We would recommend the Indian Government includes PCV vaccination in the Universal Immunisation Programme, and the vaccine’s effectiveness should be continuously monitored as it is rolled out to provide more data to inform vaccination strategy.” India’s Pneumonia vaccination programme will be worth money, predicts study Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News By Swati Rana on July 10, 2018 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha
5GDish Network AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 DEC 2020 Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Dish Network inked deals with four major fibre players to deliver nationwide fronthaul and backhaul capabilities for a planned 5G network.The company said agreements with Everstream, Segra, Uniti Group and Zayo Group will cover mobile sites connecting around 60 million people.Uniti Group CEO Kenny Gunderman stated it would support the operator’s 5G deployments “over the next several years”.The move builds on a multi-year contract Dish Network recently signed with communications infrastructure provider Crown Castle covering access to 20,000 US tower sites and fibre transport services, along with a host of other network-related deals.During its Q3 earnings call, Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said it aims to launch standalone 5G in a handful of smaller markets in Q1 2021 and add a larger market in Q3 2021.At the time, CMO Stephen Bye added it expected to deploy a minimum of 15,000 cell sites to meet a government-imposed target of covering 70 per cent of the US population by June 2023. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Diana Goovaerts Related Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Previous ArticleFCC chief Pai plans departureNext ArticleDocomo plots aggressive price play Tags Home Dish adds fibre to 5G plan Author Asia
EEO/AAQualifications :Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years experience.Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practicalaspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; orthe basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university oran equivalent in-depth specialized training program that isdirectly related to the type of work being performed.Preferred: Master’s degree.Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly related jobexperience. Creates original curriculum for diversity trainings andinitiatives.Develops, facilitates, and assess formal trainings for studentsand campus constituents about multi-faceted areas of identity,diversity and cultural competence.Creates partnerships and collaborative events and programs withuniversity departments and external agencies to maximizeeffectiveness and outreach of diversity trainings andprograms.Oversee CDI’s marketing efforts including designing brochures,flyers, website layout and social media content.Manages month-long programs for various identity groups basedon national diversity observance calendars; topics include but arenot limited to culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender,gender identity, race and ethnicity.Serves as an advocate for diverse student populations andcoordinates initiatives that assist students with identity andleadership development.Participates in budget planning; responsible for controllingexpenditures in accordance with budget allocations for theprogram.Manages the structure, marketing and communication of the RISEstudent leadership diversity certificate program.Oversees, develops and assess the Center’s Diversity Institute,a one-day diversity conference.Provides specialized reports, proposals, manuals and otherdocumentation as required for the program for management use.Provides work guidance to support personnel, student assistants orinterns. Performs other job-related duties as required. Provides education, large-scale programming, and other resources todiverse communities to assist with student development andfostering an inclusive community. Interacts with faculty, staff andstudents to promote the goals and objectives of the Center forDiversity Inclusion (CDI).
Vermont Business Magazine Through a grant provided by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as part of the State’s Clean Water Initiative, the Town of Jericho and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) will develop a Stormwater Master Plan for the Town. This type of planning is needed now as the 2016 Jericho Comprehensive Town Plan predicts a 5% increase in population by 2030, with new development concentrated in the town’s three state-designated village centers.The grant will be used to hire a consultant to develop the Plan in consultation with Town staff and boards. The scope of work includes a review of pre-existing data, on-the-ground-assessment of problem areas, a detailed identification of recommended projects and, for six of those projects, the preparation of conceptual plans and budget estimates. The Plan will focus on village centers that are substantially developed with mixed uses along the busy roads of VT Route 15 and Browns Trace Road. Most of this area is fairly developed and the plan may look for green stormwater infrastructure retrofits for the older subdivisions, particularly off of Route 15. These techniques focus on infiltrating rain runoff rather than, for example, capturing and diverting it into pipes and ponds. Additionally, over the years small scale subdivisions have occurred along rural roads with little to no attention paid to stormwater runoff. As a result, runoff from properties outside of the road right of way has been a major cause of increased road erosion/ditch erosion. Completion of the Stormwater Master Plan is anticipated in the spring of 2017. Projects recommended by the Plan will be considered by the Town for action as well as forwarded to the Vermont DEC for possible inclusion in both the Lamoille River and Winooski River Tactical Basin Plan.Source: CCRPC 8.2.2016
From the Office of the Governor: Preserving personal protection equipment is goal of two new health ordersSANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today two public health orders that will protect New Mexico’s supply of the personal protective equipment health care workers need to stay safe during the COVID-19 crisis.One order prohibits non-essential health services, defined as services that can be delayed for three months without undue risk to the patient’s health. Eliminating non-essential medical procedures will slow the use of personal protective gear. Read it here.The second order prohibits health care providers and wholesale medical suppliers from selling or otherwise distributing personal protective equipment without prior approval from the New Mexico Department of Health. Read it here.Health care providers and wholesale medical suppliers must provide the Health Department with an inventory of their personal protective gear within three days. “We’re going to do everything we can – everything – to protect those on the front line of this war against COVID-19,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “The doctors, nurses and others who are testing and treating these patients must be properly equipped; we owe them that. I have to make sure that if you need hospital care, we’re ready. And as we work to get more equipment from the federal government we’re going to take steps to protect and judiciously use the resources we have now.”Both orders were issued by New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel; both take effect today, March 25, and both continue until the governor rescinds them.The order banning non-essential health services applies to hospitals and other health care facilities, including ambulatory surgical centers, and dental, orthodontic and endodontic offices. It does not include emergency care, surgery or other treatments that would result in a serious condition getting worse, or the full suite of family planning services.Each health care provider has three days to submit to the Health Department a policy addressing how it will comply and identifying procedures deemed essential and non-essential.Both orders include civil administrative penalties, including fines up to $5,000 per violation, for willful violation, in addition to other civil or criminal penalties that may be available.Rapid growth of the COVID-19 pandemic exhausted the supply of personal protective gear at many health care facilities and depleted state stockpiles as well. The federal government maintains the Strategic National Stockpile, a federal repository of drugs and medical supplies that can be tapped if a public health emergency could exhaust local supplies, but when New Mexico recently requested its full allotment, the state initially received only 25 percent, and the equipment that arrived was in poor condition.
The Riverhead Central School District is continuing its efforts to ensure the school community feels safe and supported by implementing Shareit, an anonymous reporting platform.“Safety is the number one concern of our board of education and administration,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez said. “Shareit allows our school community — students, faculty, staff, parents, and residents — an opportunity to share positive feedback on school climate and speak out about safety, security, and wellness-related concerns in a non-threatening arena. We will continue to research programs that best fit our student population and promote safety and wellness.”Although users can report known issues or share positive news on an anonymous basis, the platform does offer the option to identify oneself. Once a report is submitted, it is sent directly to school officials for review, and appropriate action will follow. The Shareit widget can be found in the lower right corner of the district’s website — www.riverhead.net — as well as on each individual school [email protected] Share
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Among the most pressing questions facing Kentucky football entering the 2015 season was how the Wildcats would replace NFL draft picks Bud Dupree and Za’Darius Smith.UK DE Jason Hatcher puts on the pressure during the first half of the University of Kentucky – Auburn football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, October 15, 2015.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:25e3f0a56f4514d48e6f1f84 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-574627-4608192071001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning 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 CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Through nine games this season, Kentucky has yet to find a consistent replacement for that pass-rushing production.“It needs to get better,” outside linebackers coach Andy Buh said. “We need to constantly figure out a way to get to the quarterback, just getting the right personnel in there and getting some healthy bodies. It’s something we’ve been talking about quite a bit in the last couple of weeks.”Dupree and Smith combined for 20 tackles for loss and 12 sacks last season. In the first two years of the Mark Stoops era, the duo combined for 36 tackles for loss and 25 sacks.This season, Kentucky is tied for 12th in the Southeastern Conference in sacks (13) and last in the league in tackles for loss (37).Q&A: Stoops wants UK to enjoy football againThe Wildcats’ 1.44 sacks per game would be the team’s lowest average since 2009. The team’s 4.11 tackles for loss per game would be the squad’s lowest average since at least 2003, the first year statistics were available.Of Kentucky’s 13 sacks this season, just 2.5 have come from defensive ends or outside linebackers. In place of the outside pass-rushing threat presented by Dupree and Smith, defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot has had to be creative in where he puts pressure on the quarterback.“Some of our blitzes have different guys coming and different guys dropping,” Eliot said. “Different guys are isolated at different times. We’ve had more inside linebackers involved rushing the quarterback than we have in the past. It’s something we’re working on every week.”Senior middle linebacker Josh Forrest leads Kentucky with 3.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss through nine games. Senior defensive tackle C.J. Johnson is the only other player on the roster with multiple sacks this season.UK Practice Report | Dawson has plan for QBDuring Kentucky’s current four-game losing streak, the team defense has totaled three sacks and been credited with just two quarterback hurries.While Kentucky was not credited with a sack or a hurry in a 27-3 loss at Georgia, Stoops said he actually saw improvement in the pass rush in Athens.“Cory (C.J.) Johnson had some really good rushes inside that helped us at times last week,” Stoops said. “We’ve certainly worked on that quite a bit and emphasized that the past couple weeks, of developing some of your guys and developing into better pass rushers.”Stoops pointed to a lack of third-and-long situations for opposing offenses where the defense knows a pass is coming as contributing to the low sack total.“We haven’t been great the past couple weeks of getting people off balance,” he said. “They’ve been able to get efficient yards on first and second down, and we haven’t had them in predictable situations.”Sign up to get more like this free in your inbox The absence of junior outside linebacker Jason Hatcher, who was suspended for the first two games of 2015 then was limited in Kentucky’s last three games with an ankle injury, has also factored in the drop in sacks. Hatcher is expected to be close to 100 percent against Vanderbilt, and his return will likely alter Kentucky’s game plan on third-down passing situations, Buh said.“I think to have him back would give us some more depth and give us some more speed at that outside linebacker/defensive end spot,” Eliot said. “I think he’s close.”Kentucky has also spent extra reps in recent practices trying to develop some of its young pass rushers.Redshirt freshman outside linebacker Denzil Ware, who has started eight games this season, is tied for second on the team with five tackles for loss but has just one sack. Freshman outside linebacker Josh Allen has one tackle in nine games but has seen his role increase in recent weeks.“We’re really liking how he’s developing,” Buh said of Allen. “He’s going to be a good one.”Practice Report: UK keeping practice physicalKentucky’s schedule will likely help boost the team’s sack total as well over the final three games. Vanderbilt ranks 73rd nationally in sacks allowed. Charlotte ranks 125th and Louisville ranks 127th of 128 teams in that category.Even with the schedule easing up, it will take time for any Kentucky player to approach the production of Dupree and Smith.“You weren’t gonna fill Bud’s and you weren’t gonna fill Z’s shoes,” Eliot said. “You just weren’t. Those guys were seniors. Those guys were very talented players that had played a lot of reps. We didn’t expect somebody to step up and fill their shoes. Those are special players that had a lot of experience for us and played a lot of plays.”Email Jon Hale at [email protected] . Follow him on Twitter @JonHale_CJ .
This April 27, 2016 photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions shows a 36″ x 18″ signed poster of the “1992 USA Baseball Team” personalized from the players to Dr. David A. Fischer, the team physician. All 12 players signed the poster, including Magic Johnson, John Stockton, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird, Chris Mullin, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Clyde Drexler, and Christian Laettner. Head Coach Chuck Daly and Assistant Coach Lenny Wilkens. (David Fewell/Heritage Auctions via AP)By JON KRAWCZYNSKIMay. 6, 2016 12:23 PM EDT6 photosDream Team For SaleThis April 27, 2016 photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions shows Michael Jordan’s 1992 Barcelona… Read moreAs the team physician for the Dream Team, Dr. David Fischer was up close with the most star-studded team ever assembled as they rolled through the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.Nearly 25 years later, Fischer has decided to let other fans and collectors share that experience.Fischer has put almost all of the memorabilia he acquired during that historic summer up for auction, providing a rare chance for people to get their hands on some unique pieces from the United States Olympic men’s basketball team that helped the NBA reach into households the world over.“This was such a unique team,” Fischer told The Associated Press. “It was the greatest sports team ever put together. There are other basketball fans and collectors out there. It’s just a good time to let other people enjoy them.”Sponsored LinksLossy Compression for Optimizing Animated GIFsCloudinarySee How Americans 62+ Are Accessing Their Home EquityAmerican Advisors GroupThe team was assembled to reclaim the United States’ place atop the basketball hierarchy after the Americans finished third in the Seoul Games in 1988. For the first time, NBA players were allowed to compete for the United States, and the result was a collection of talent unlike any other.Michael Jordan just reaching the height of his powers. Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone and David Robinson in the primes of their careers. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird nearing the end of theirs. The group inspired a young generation of players, captivated a global audience and had opponents asking to take pictures at center court before the game started.“Every shoe that I handle, every basketball brings back a very vivid memory of the exact time and circumstances around that,” Fischer said.This April 27, 2016 photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions shows Michael Jordan’s 1992 Barcelona Olympics “Dream Team” signed basketball shoes presented by Jordan to Dr. David A. Fischer, the team physician.(David Fewell/Heritage Auctions via AP)Fischer has made available for bid a pair of game-worn, autographed shoes from nearly the entire roster, the Dream Team Olympic championship ring he was awarded after they won the gold medal, a host of other memorabilia signed by the entire team, including basketballs and photographs and the gold medal from the Tournament of Americas qualifying event that took place prior to the Olympics.Despite the crush of marketing surrounding the team at the time, Jordan, Bird, Magic and the rest of them were only together for a short summer run, which makes the most collectible items involving the team harder to come by.“With players of this caliber, their stuff is not coming to market anytime soon,” said Chris Ivy, the director of sports memorabilia auctions for Heritage Auctions, the auction house that is handling the process.What makes Fischer’s collection potentially more valuable, Ivy said, was what collectors call provenance. In an age of skyrocketing values for sports memorabilia, collectors and auction houses can sometimes have difficulty validating the authenticity of an item. But because Fischer was a member of the team and is the original owner of the items, the authenticity is unquestioned.“There were a lot of people that were seeking material from the team at the time and I’m sure some of it made it out there,” Ivy said. “But having it come from someone like this is great. I don’t expect Barkley or Magic or Jordan or Bird or players of that caliber to be offering their personal material anytime soon. So this is a great opportunity.”The auction has already started online at www.ha.com and will continue until 10 p.m. on May 13, at which point anyone who has placed a bid on an item will be able to participate in an “extended bid” process. Once a bid has stood for 30 minutes, the item will be awarded to the winner.Ivy estimated that the entire package of items could fetch between $150,000-200,000. The most sought after items, Ivy said, figure to be Jordan’s game-worn shoes, Fischer’s Olympic ring and a special basketball signed by the entire team that was only given to members of the team.“I have to live with the reality they are going to belong to someone else,” Fischer said. “Whatever the value is, that’s determined by the people that want to buy them, not by me.”
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By The Nelson Daily SportsJared Gaylord scored twice to lead Spokane to a 6-2 victory over the host Leafs in the final of the Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Spokane scored twice two minutes into the contest — Gaylord and Connor McIntosh doing the damage — and never looked back holding period leads of 2-1 and 4-1. Bryce Twible scored both goals for the Leafs.Nelson was missing a few players to injury, including Jaden Bennett and Kaleb Comishin.The Leafs, finishing the round robin with a 3-1 record, advanced to the final by stopping Creston 2-1. The East Kootenay squad defeated Nelson in the final round robin contest Saturday. Spokane got past Elk Valley in the other semi final.The Leafs opened the tournament by stopping Elk Valley 7-6. Ben Woodward paved the way for Nelson, scoring three times for the victors. Twible added a pair while Jayden Maida and Taylor Cooper added singles.Curt Doyle earned the win in goal for Nelson.Five different players scored for the Leafs in a 5-1 decision over Cranbrook. Joey Timmermans registered the win in goal for Nelson.The Reps kept the winning streak alive by doubling rival Trail 6-3 Saturday morning. Cooper scored twice to lead Nelson.In the final round robin contest Creston scored three second period goals to dump Nelson 6-3. Everett Hicks scored twice to lead Nelson [email protected]