Resource Guide: Health

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Resource Guide: HealthOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This weeks resource guideThe Health Development Agency www.hda-online.org.ukA special health authority aiming to improve the health of people inEngland, replaced the Health Education Authority in 2000. A typically unexciting looking government website, but straightforward touse and contains easy-to-digest information. Includes useful details ofconferences, events and other related websites that could prove invaluable. The Healthy Way www.healthy-way.orgAn online resource for professionals working within the health promotionfield. Includes health training materials in four languages, including English,and lists events such as conventions and workshops. Covers topics including nutrition, heart disease, mental health, cancer,Aids, and safety/accidents. and each entry gives details of target groups thematerial is aimed at, aims and objectives of the material and details of how toget hold of it. An unusual site, but worth a look. Health Promotion Research Internet Network www.ki.se/phs/hprinAn English language site based at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, hostsa mailing list for health promotion and disease prevention research. World Health Organisation www.who.intMain site of the Geneva-based WHO. Gives an overview of work and policy,plus access to databases, related resources, regional offices and epidemiologyinformation. Well worth a look, a very thorough site. World Health Organisation (Europe). European site of WHO www.who.dkHealth Promotion Wales www.hpw.org.ukThis comprehensive resource is aimed at both health professionals and anyoneconcerned about their health and welfare. It is an easy-to-use and clear site covering issues at all stages ofdevelopment from birth to old age. Highlights include research currently being undertaken on a variety ofhealth issues, health promotion topics, tests for health promotion and awide-ranging search engine. Health Education Board of Scotland www.hebs.scot.nhs.ukHealth Promotion Agency Northern Ireland www.healthpromotionagency.org.ukVarious health-promotion organisations www.nigz.nlWide ranging site includes the European Network of Health Promotion, the HealthPromotion Glossary published by the World Health Organisation, theInternational Union for Health Promotion and Education, and a MultilingualThesaurus on Health Promotion. Compiled by Kate Rouy This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additionsfrom readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to includein this series last_img read more

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Jeremy Lin ’10 signs with Warriors

first_imgFormer Harvard guard and three-time All-Ivy League honoree Jeremy Lin ’10 has signed a multiple-year professional contract with the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Lin is attempting to become the first Asian-American player to play in the NBA since Rex Walters was a member of the Miami Heat in 2000.Lin is also in line to be the first Ivy League player to play for an NBA team since University of Pennsylvania’s Matt Maloney suited up for the Atlanta Hawks and Yale University’s Chris Dudley was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2003. In his first game with the Warriors, Lin will join former Harvard standouts Saul Mariaschin ’47 (Boston Celtics) and Edward Smith ’51 (New York Knicks) as Crimson players who have seen time in the NBA.A native of Palo Alto, Calif., who guided Palo Alto High School to a state championship, Lin will now join his hometown professional franchise. Lin recently averaged 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals per game while playing with the Dallas Mavericks Summer League team earlier this month. He scored 13 points against the Washington Wizards on July 15 and enjoyed a pair of 12-point efforts against the Denver Nuggets on July 9 and the Sacramento Kings on July 18.  Lin, who stands at 6’3”, also shot 54.5 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from behind the arc while averaging 18.6 minutes in those five games.As a senior in 2009-10, Lin, 21, was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the nation’s top point guard as well as the John R. Wooden Award for the national player of the year. A four-time Ivy League Player of the Week honoree this past season, Lin led the Crimson in scoring as a senior with 16.4 points per game. He also paced Harvard with 4.6 assists per contest and topped the Ancient Eight with 71 steals, marking the third straight year he finished first in the Ivy League in steals. Harvard also enjoyed the program’s winningest season in 2009-10, as the team recorded 21 victories and qualified for the postseason for the first time since 1946.A U.S. Basketball Writers Association and National Association of Basketball Coaches all-district team honoree, as well as a Lou Henson All-America selection, Lin completed his Harvard career as the only player in Ivy League history to record 1,450 points (1,482), 450 rebounds (494), 400 assists (406), and 200 steals (225). Lin helped rewrite the Harvard record books, as he finished his career first in all-time games played (115) and was second in steals and fifth in points and assists.For more on Crimson athletics.last_img read more

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NEWS SCAN: H5N1 cases confirmed, low-path avian flu in US

first_img WHO confirms two H5N1 cases, one fatal The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed two H5N1 avian influenza cases, one of them fatal, that were apparently reported in the media on Apr 24. The first case involved a 23-year-old Vietnamese woman from Tranh Hoa province who got sick on Apr 16, was hospitalized Apr 21, and died the next day. An investigation revealed poultry deaths from the H5N1 virus around her home. Her illness is now listed as Vietnam’s 111th case and its 56th fatality. The second case is in a 34-year-old Egyptian woman from Gharbia governorate who became ill on Apr 21 and was hospitalized and treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) the same day. She is in stable condition. An investigation found that she had close contact with sick and dead poultry before she became ill. Her case pushes Egypt’s H5N1 count to 68 cases, 23 of them fatal. The two latest cases raise the global H5N1 case count to 423, of which 258 were fatal.[May 6 WHO statement on Vietnamese case][May 6 WHO statement on Egyptian case] Signs of low-path avian flu outbreak detected in TennesseeTyson Foods said yesterday that tests on breeder hens at one of its contract farms in Lincoln County, Tennessee, revealed the chickens had antibodies to a low-pathogenicity H7N9 avian influenza virus, Reuters reported. The birds showed no signs of illness. Authorities culled 15,000 birds to prevent spread of the virus. In late March the same strain was detected in birds at a commercial farm in Kentucky, which led to the culling of 20,000 chickens, but officials haven’t said if the two outbreaks were related. [May 5 Reuters story] May 6, 2009last_img read more

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Volleyball struggles to find a win in Milwaukee

first_imgJunior outside hitter Khalia Lanier has dominated so far this season with a total of 138 kills and 89 digs. (Sinead Chang | Daily Trojan)The No. 9 Women of Troy had a tough weekend at the Milwaukee Invitational where they took two losses against No. 15 Brigham Young University and host Marquette but ended the tournament  on a strong note with a 3-2 victory over Syracuse. USC opened up the weekend with a Friday morning match against BYU. The Cougars swept the Trojans, out-hitting them .287 to .242 and collecting nine aces to USC’s two throughout the match. USC fought hard in the first two matches (28-30, 21-25) before falling in the third set 25-14 despite impressive performances from the Women of Troy outside hitters. Junior outside hitter Khalia Lanier had a powerhouse performance, boasting a double-double with 13 kills and 15 digs. Junior outside hitter Emily Baptista also recorded 13 kills, along with three blocks and two digs. As the third Trojan to collect 13 kills in the match, sophomore outside hitter Brooke Botkin added six digs and one block. Freshman setter Raquel Lázaro pieced together the offense with 35 assists and eight digs. These shiny numbers weren’t enough to take down a top-ranked team that managed to avoid any errors in the third set. Senior outside hitter Veronica Jones-Perry lead BYU with 26 kills, two blocks and three digs throughout the match, while senior setter Lyndie Haddock-Epich added 34 assists, 11 digs, four kills, three blocks and one ace to seal the win. The Women of Troy had to move on from the loss quickly, facing tournament host Marquette that same night. After a hard fought battle, the Trojans fell in a five-set loss. They took the first set, but the Golden Eagles responded by winning two in a row. USC forced a fifth set after a 33-31 fourth-set win but ended up losing 11-15. Lázaro made her mark with 46 assists, 16 digs, six blocks, two aces and one kill. Lanier had another double-double with 17 kills and 11 digs, and Botkin delivered once again with 17 kills, six digs, four blocks and an ace. Junior middle blocker Jasmine Gross showed up with 10 blocks and seven kills. The defense was led by senior libero Victoria Garrick’s 21 digs and two aces. For the Golden Eagles, Hope Werch recorded 17 kills and 14 digs and junior outside hitter Allie Barber lead with 29 kills. USC led the match in blocks and made less errors, but Marquette’s .286 hitting percentage to the Trojans’ .243 made all the difference. Driven by 71 total assists, their offense was more productive throughout the five sets. Coming off of two losses, the Women of Troy walked into their last set against Syracuse on Saturday afternoon, and they took a much-deserved five-set victory. They ended the weekend with a win after starting the match down two sets with close scores (22-25, 25-27) and finishing with three dominant wins in a row to claim the match (25-14, 25-14, 15-13). The Trojans found their sense of urgency on offense, starting with Botkin’s career-high 28 kills, nine digs, two blocks and two aces. She finished with a .400 hitting percentage. Gross and Lanier continued to deliver against the Orange, with seven and 18 kills, respectively. Lázaro showed why she is already a two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week winner this season with 53 assists, seven digs, six blocks and two aces. Senior defensive specialist Reni Meyer-Whalley added 10 digs to Garrick’s 14 to complete the win. On the Orange side of the net, freshman outside hitter Polina Shemanova led the offense with 20 kills and 10 digs. Senior setter Jalissa Trotter had a dominant performance with 35 assists, 11 digs, five kills and three blocks. However these key players weren’t enough to stop the Women of Troy on their determined quest for a victory in the tournament. USC will head to San Diego this weekend to take on Louisiana and host San Diego in the SDSU/USD Challenge before returning home next week to open Pac-12 play against UCLA on Sept. 19.last_img read more

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10 months agoSouthampton striker Gabbiadini fields first foreign offer

first_imgSouthampton striker Gabbiadini fields first foreign offerby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is preparing to leave England this week.Sky Sports says Real Betis, AC Milan and Fiorentina are all in contact with Gabbiadini.And Gabbiadini is the subject of ‘concrete offers’ from ‘at least one’ of the trio.The striker is now ‘weighing up his options’, given his lack of game time under new Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Fairfax eyeing some US stores after Toys R Us Canada purchase

first_imgTORONTO – Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.’s president Paul Rivett says its plans for Toys “R” Us are not limited to Canada, as it is exploring options to keep a foothold in the U.S. and elsewhere.The Toronto-based company, whose $300-million stalking horse offer for the Canadian subsidiary of the toy retailer was approved in a U.S. court this week, is looking for stores outside of Canada it can potentially snap up.“There’s pieces now we can invest in, pods of stores in the U.S., or elsewhere, and utilize the fact that they’ve got all the systems in Canada,” Rivett said in an interview Thursday after Fairfax’s annual general meeting of shareholders.A Virginia court approved the sale of Toys “R” Us Canada to Fairfax on Tuesday, ending the uncertainty looming the Canadian subsidiary after it filed for creditor protection in September, and the retailer’s U.S. division sought bankruptcy protection.The sale is scheduled to go before Ontario Superior Court on Friday.Fairfax had made a $300-million stalking horse offer last week, triggering an auction for Toys “R” Us’ 82 Canadian stores. Fairfax emerged as the only bidder.The Toronto-based company’s bid surpassed the $215-million bid made earlier this month, outside of the auction, by California-based, privately held toy company MGA Entertainment Inc.Fairfax, which is involved in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment, had been keeping a close eye on Toys “R” Us Canada but it was a call from another toy-industry figure that prompted a closer look, Rivett said.Vic Bertrand Jr., of the family who founded toy maker Mega Brands best known for its building blocks, called Fairfax, according to Rivett. Fairfax had been a key investor in the Mega Blox maker until it was sold to American industry giant Mattel in 2014.“They said, ‘Listen, these folks at Toys “R” Us are saying there’s really a good viable business in Canada. Don’t let it die’… As a result of them calling us, we took another look,” Rivett said.The rationale to purchase included the Canadian subsidiary’s $100-million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, but the value of the stores themselves as well.Conservatively, the real estate portfolio is valued at $220 million but could be worth as much as the $300 million price-tag, Rivett added.Fairfax has brought in a third-party to assess the Canadian subsidiary’s stores, and several located in high-density areas have “significant value that might not have been properly appreciated.”“We have no current intention to do anything with the stores … (but) we’re value investors,” he said. “So when we buy something, we want to have the downside protection.”The Canadian stores will remain open, and the profits will remain in Canada and reinvested in the business instead of being extracted out by its U.S. parent in order to pay debtholders.“We’re going to let them keep their cash and reinvest in the business, and do better from an economic perspective,” Rivett said. “Change the store formats so it’s more inviting for families and kids, and move away from the big box that hasn’t changed over the last 20 years or so.”Companies in this story: (TSX:FFH)last_img read more

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SNCLavalin cuts 100 jobs as politicians say it is vulnerable to takeover

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:SNC)Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Inc. is eliminating about 100 positions in Canada at the same time as the Quebec engineering firm is being described by political leaders as being vulnerable to a foreign takeover.The Montreal-based firm says the workforce reduction is attributable to the completion of various projects across the country.“We are hiring employees based on the needs of our current projects and adjusting when they come to an end. This strategy is crucial to remain competitive,” said spokesman Nicolas Ryan.The eliminated positions represent a fraction of the 8,700 Canadian workforce.SNC-Lavalin is preparing to open a new office next year in London, the former headquarters of WS Atkins, acquired in 2017 for $3.5 billion. Ryan said no positions from the Montreal head office would be transferred to the British capital.Quebec Premier Francois Legault told a Montreal radio station Thursday that the government’s investment agency may have to get involved to protect the company from a foreign takeover.“In the future, when it comes time to protect head offices, I would like the leader to be Investissement Quebec,” he said in an interview.Montreal’s La Presse reported this week that the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec — which was already SNC-Lavalin’s largest shareholder — had increased its stake since the spring to about 20 per cent, valued at about $1.6 billion.SNC-Lavalin’s share price has dropped about 10 per cent since October, when federal prosecutors refused to set aside criminal charges against the company by approving a deferred prosecution agreement.The RCMP charged the company in 2015 with fraud and corruption for alleged actions in Libya. It has pleaded not guilty but could be excluded from federal tenders for up to 10 years if convicted.Some analysts have suggested that the current situation could result in the sale of some company assets or make it vulnerable to a takeover offer.“It puts the company in a difficult situation,” said Legault. “There is no controlling shareholder.”He added that other investors could be approached to ensure that any outside offer is blocked.last_img read more

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Kia to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause fires

first_imgDETROIT — Kia says it will ignore the partial U.S. government shutdown and recall more than 68,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stemmed from previous recall repairs due to engine failures.The Korean automaker and its larger affiliate Hyundai have been dogged by fire and engine failure complaints from across the nation. They’re both under investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency, which oversees recalls, is mostly closed because of the shutdown.Kia also says it will do a “product improvement campaign” to install sensors in 1.7 million vehicles that will alert drivers of possible engine failures and send the cars into a slow-speed “limp” mode if problems are detected.Tom Krisher, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Sharif accuses Govt of deliberately impeding his treatment

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has accused the federal government of deliberately impeding his treatment for heart-related ailments, according to a media report. Sharif’s brother and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said the three-time former prime minister is in “high spirits” but still requires immediate medical treatment. He (Sharif) says the doctors who examined him earlier said they were only sent to check and verify his health condition. The doctors said they did not have any orders to start his treatment, Shehbaz was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune. The National Assembly opposition leader said the government’s failure to address concerns regarding Sharif’s health was regrettable. “It is sad to see that the medical treatment of a three-time former prime minister has been made a political issue. This victimisation must end, he said. Shehbaz’s statements come a day after the Punjab government wrote a letter to the former prime minister stating that he was free to pursue treatment at a hospital of his choosing in Lahore. Sharif on Wednesday refused to be relocated to a hospital for treatment despite requests by his family members, saying he prefers an “honourable death” over kneeling to “politics being done” by the government in the name of his treatment. Sharif, 69, is serving a seven-year imprisonment in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case at the Kot Lakhpat Jail since December 2018. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo has suffered four angina attacks last week, his daughter Maryam Nawaz said on Tuesday. The Sharif family is complaining that the government is not providing health facilities to the former premier who has serious health complications.last_img read more

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Parrikar loses battle with cancer

first_imgPanaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.The condition of Parrikar, diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since then, had turned “extremely critical” on Sunday, the Chief Minister’s Office tweeted earlier in the day. President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his grief. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity,” he said in a tweet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Shri Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader. A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all.” Other leaders, cutting across party lines, mourned his death. The first Bharatiya Janata Party leader to be Goa Chief Minister, Parrikar headed the state from 2000-05 and 2012-14, before joining the Narendra Modi government as Defence Minister from 2014. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: BhagwatThe country’s first Indian Institute of Technology alumnus to serve as Chief Minister of a state, he assumed the mantle on four occasions from 2000, but could not complete a single full term in office. The four-time Chief Minister had been seen in public outings over the past few months with a nasal tube and a frail form, which provoked opposition attacks on the ruling BJP. But in January this year, he had famously said that he “will serve Goa till my last breath.” Manohar Parrikar was known for his impeccable record and simple lifestyle. He was a leader accessible to the people and was often sighted enjoying a ride on his scooter. With Parrikar’s demise on Sunday, the BJP-led coalition in Goa has to search for a new leader to replace him. He was heading a coalition government comprising the BJP, Goa Forward Party, MGP and Independents. The death of the former defence minister, who represented the Panaji assembly seat, will also necessitate a fourth bypoll in Goa, where by-elections are scheduled for the Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa assembly constituencies on April 23. These will held in the state along with the Lok Sabha polls. “With CM Parrikar’s demise, the ruling coalition will have to make a fresh representation to the governor after choosing their leader. The representation will have the letter of support,” a senior official from State Legislature Department said. “If the governor (Mridula Sinha) is not convinced, then she will have to invite the single largest party to form a government,” he said. Parrikar, who was defence minister, was sworn in as Goa chief minister 2017 after he won from Panaji in the same year. The Congress is currently the single largest party in the state with 14 MLAs while the BJP has 13 in the 40-member Goa assembly. The Goa Forward Party, MGP and Independents have three MLAs each while NCP has one legislator. The strength House has been reduced to 36 due to the demise of BJP MLA Francis D’Souza earlier this year, and Parrikar on Sunday, and resignations of two Congress MLAs Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte last year. After the news of Parrikar’s broke, the coalition partners have called emergency meetings. The three Goa Forward Party MLAs led by Vijai Sardesai and the MGP’s three MLAs met separately on Sunday evening. Following the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the centre has announced a national mourning Monday and declared the National Flag will fly at half-mast across the country. The four-time chief minister will be accorded a state funeral. A meeting of the Union Cabinet has been called at 10 am as well. Manohar Parrikar’s body is to be kept at the BJP head office in Panaji on Monday morning. People will pay their final respects to the former defence minister from 11 am to 4 pm at Kala Academy in the state capital. The funeral procession will begin at 4 pm and the last rites will be performed at 5 pm at SAG grounds in Campal, approximately 4km from Panaji. See P7last_img read more

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