Dominica Cancer Society raises awareness on cervical cancer

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 52 Views   no discussions LocalNews Dominica Cancer Society raises awareness on cervical cancer by: – April 16, 2014 Senior Community Health Nurse for region one, Florence LewisA workshop geared at training community volunteers in psychosocial support and advocacy in cervical cancer is the latest initiative of the Dominica Cancer Society.The Society, in collaboration with Healthy Caribbean Coalition Inc., Australian AID and the Ministry of Health is today conducting the third in a series of four workshops in the seven health districts through the Caribbean Civil Society Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative (C4PI).Through these workshops, the Society is hoping to train a cadre of district-based volunteers who can provide psychosocial support for women and families affected by cervical cancer.Additionally, they are hoping to increase awareness among Dominican women about cervical cancer and the need for screening in keeping with their motto ‘early detection/ intervention saves lives’.Close to twenty citizens, including members of the Society are participating in this one day workshop.The workshop, according to Allison Samuel, one of the members of the Society, is significant because “cervical cancer death is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Dominica”.“We hope that when you leave here today, every one of you will be able to share with another woman regardless of her age, no matter how young, no matter how old, how important it is to have the screening test which is free in the public service in Dominica,” Samuel added. Senior community health nurse for region one, Florence Lewis, in describing the workshop as timely, said the Ministry of Health is pleased to have volunteers assist in educating women about the importance of having pap smears.“Thanks for taking the time out to come, to get involved in this training which will not only benefit you but your friends, your families and hopefully the wider community”.Nurse Lewis noted that a support network is “a plus” because it will bring relief to the sufferers, their families and in extension the wider community, as they will be able to find support in a safe environment.“We all need somebody we can talk to, somebody we can vent to, somebody that can understand what we are going through and so having a support group in particular to emphasize cervical cancer is something that is missing in our services”.She advised the participants that their presence demonstrates that they are interested in developing that group and “we will call on you when we have women who are in need of that emotional support”.The final trainings for participants of the Portsmouth and Marigot Health Districts will take place on April 23, 2014 while participants from the Grand Bay and St. Joseph health districts were trained on April 11, 2014.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Farmington’s Warner Mansion gala celebrates 150 years

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington’s historic icon, the Governor Warner Mansion, celebrates its sesquicentennial – that’s 150 years – with a fundraising Gala on the mansion grounds Aug. 12 at 6 p.m.Proceeds will help restore the Victorian Italianate home built in 1867 by P. D. Warner, Governor Fred Warner’s father. Sitting on almost three acres along Grand River, the house is surrounded by gardens. Governor Warner served as the 26th Governor of Michigan from 1905 to 1911.The Mansion needs more than $200,000 in repairs and renovations, Director Kim Shay said.“There are a number of icons that set Farmington apart from other communities and the Mansion is certainly one of them. It preserves the historic, architectural, and aesthetic character and heritage of our city,” added Shay. “The 150 Anniversary Gala is a great way to recognize such an important piece of our history.”Festivities include a strolling dinner, live music by The Big Band Theory, as well as both a silent and live auction. Live auction items include trips to Ireland and Historic Williamsburg, PA; silent auction items range from a porch party at the Mansion to an all-access Farmington event pass. Tickets are limited, the deadline is August 4 – learn more at farmgov.com. Reported bylast_img read more

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Analog Devices Joins Mcity Initiative for Advancing Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

first_imgAnalog Devices has become an affiliate member of the Mcity public-private partnership led by the University of Michigan to advance connected and automated vehicles. Among Mcity’s key initiatives is operating the Mcity Test Facility, which is the first purpose-built proving ground for testing connected and automated vehicles and technologies in simulated urban and suburban driving environments. Analog Devices will use the facility to test and refine future products in its Drive360 suite of technologies, including 28 nm CMOS RADAR, solid state LIDAR, and high performance inertial measurement units for automated and autonomous driving applications.By joining Mcity, ADI is committing to support the autonomous driving ecosystem as a premier semiconductor solutions provider and will use Mcity to understand market requirements through collaboration across the automotive design chain to bring connected and automated vehicle technologies to the commercial market.ADI joins ranks with Mcity’s 65 industry members, who play a role in creating a viable ecosystem to support connected and automated vehicles, including auto manufacturers and major part suppliers, as well as vehicle communications, traffic infrastructure, and insurance companies, among others.Organizations like Mcity provide an important stage for testing products in real-world scenarios and for gathering real-time feedback from customers and other key players in the autonomous driving ecosystem. ADI believes working with the initiative will help it shape product and technology strategy by creating an open line of communication with customers and other industry leaders. The powerful connection will also allow the company to directly identify and address the toughest challenges to enable autonomous transportation.last_img read more

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MVP jins 1st runner-up in Bacolod taekwondo

first_imgJannah Velez (left) wins two gold medals in the 2018 Regional Age Group Taekwondo Championships at Gaisano City Bacolod. She is with assistant coaches Scarlett Valencia and Kyna Gemarino. PHOTO COURTESY OF MVP TAEKWONDO GYM JINS from the Mark V. Pinggol Taekwondo Gym in Iloilo City took home medals in the kyorugi and poomsae events of the 2018 Regional Age Group Taekwondo Championships on Sunday at Gaisano City Bacolod.Handled by head coach Diego Garcia and assistant coaches Kyna Zurielle Gemarini and Scarlett Valencia, the athletes finished the tournament as first runner-up overall.Jannah Velez bannered the Ilonggo delegation with a gold medal in each of individual poomsae and kyorugi, while Andria Margaret Palabrica had a gold in individual poomsae and a silver in kyorugi.Others who took home a gold medal in kyorugi were Neljane Belgira, Timothy West, Mark Mongao, Karl Mongao, Red Lusaya, Louwee Sualog, Christian Pudadera, Elysa Magno, and Akimeh Demavivas. Settling for silver medals in kyorugi were Titus West, Reese Alfaro, Jose Lubis III, Anica Feranco, and Sheine De Asis.Khyla Sernal, Giovanni Sualog, Crisgel Castro, Glaiza Cordero, Trisha Cayanan, Myles Ita-as, and Dariel Talamor bagged bronze in kyorugi, while Aiko Añasco got the same medal in poomsae./PNlast_img read more

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Are Hall of Fame Selections too biased?

first_img Related TopicsBarry BondsKen Griffey Jr.Mize PiazzaPete RoseRoger ClemensTerrell Owens Vince McKee This all leads me to Owens.  Who played the game cleanly, never got busted for drugs and rose to the occasions in several big moments.  He even played in the Superbowl with a broken ankle and would have been the games MVP had Donovan McNabb not start puking in the huddle during crunch time.Owens finished his career with 15,934 career receiving yards, good enough to rank second in NFL history, and his 153 receiving touchdowns are third.  He is easily one of the greatest players to ever play the game.However, because of his locker room drama pretty  much anywhere he went, the media turned sour on him and currently are keeping him away from an honor that he rightfully deserves.Things need to change, you can’t keep Owens out and allow a known womanizer and awful teammate in Walter Payton to go into the Hall of Fame, and keep Owens out for the same reason.There have been steroid rumors about men such as Mike Piazza, Ivan Rodquiguez and Ken Griffey Jr, yet they are all MLB Hall of Famers while never proven guilty Clemens and Bonds are not.I don’t pretend to be a genius, or the ultimate problem solver, but I’m not paid to be either.  The NFL and MLB must re-organize and redo they way they choose who gets inducted in the Hall of Fames, and it must happen quickly!center_img This weekend’s second straight Terrell Owens omission from the NFL Hall of Fame once again allows a nasty stigma in Professional sports to rear its ugly head.  The Hall of Fame can be turned into a popularity contest and allow bitterness and rumors to keep excellent players out of it.That stigma is not true most times, but sadly, this time, it is.Before I get to Terrell Owens, it must be noted that the MLB Hall of Fame is every bit as guilty as arguably 3 of their greatest all time players, are not in the Baseball Hall of Fame.The MLB all time Hit King Pete Rose, who finished his career with a total of 4,256 hits, far more then anyone else to ever play the game, is not in the MLB Hall of Fame.  Reason being, he bet on games he managed.Well, I should say, “while he managed”.  All evidence would support that he never threw a game as a player or manager, but it doesn’t matter.  The greatest hitter in the history of baseball is left in the cold when it comes to it’s greatest honor.One could say the same thing for its greatest homerun hitter Barry Bonds,  Barry holds the single season home run record with 73 in 2001, and the all time Career Home Run Record with 762In 22 years in the big leagues with the Pirates and Giants, he never once failed a drug test.  However, because his trainer Greg Anderson got busted for selling HGH along with Victor Conte, that’s all it took and now Bonds has also been blackballed.One can’t forget about MLB’s greatest pitcher of the Modern Era.  Roger Clemens finished with 7 Cy Yong awards, 354 Victories, 4,672 strikeouts and multiple 20 strikeout games.  It doesn’t matter, once again (steroids), or, “rumors of steroid use” will keep him out of Baseballs Hall of Fame, most likely forever.last_img read more

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Amsterdam Centraal, Stasiun Tersibuk Kedua di Belanda

first_imgStasiun Amsterdam Centraal dibuka pada tahun 1889 silam dengan unsur bagian dalam bangunan Gothic, Renaissance Revival station dengan atap besi yang membentang sepanjan 40 meter. Tahun 1997 lalu, beberapa bagiannya seperti bangunan, lorong bawah tanah, stasiun metro dan lainnya dilakukan renovasi dan rekonstruksi bebas-besaran untuk mengakomodasi metro jalur utara ke selatan yang baru dibuka pada 22 Juli 2018 kemarin.Tak hanya tersibuk kedua, stasiun ini juga memiliki platform kereta terpanjang kedua di Negeri Kincir Angin tersebut yakni sepanjang 695 meter. Pada awalnya tarif keretanya 0,25 gulden atau Rp1878. Pembukaan perdana stasiun ini menjadi penanda transisi dari kota tepi laut ke pedalaman dan memacu kegiatan pembangunan lebih lanjut.Stasiun Amsterdam Centraal sendiri berkali-kali di renovasi untuk penambahan jalur, pembangunan terowongan, pemodernisasi hingga pada tahun 2017 lalu. Sejumlah platform diperlebar dan memanfaatkan jalur yang saat ini tidak memiliki platform. Bahkan terowongan timur dibuat lebih lebar dan jembatan kereta api tua di sebelah timur stasiun pun juga akan diganti.Baca juga: Operator Kereta SJ Lakukan Uji Coba Augmented Reality di Stasiun Stockholm CentralTernyata Amsterdam Centraal memiliki banyak relasi perjalanan dan tercatat di sejarah kereta api Belanda. Ini relasi jalur yang tercatat dalam sejarah yakni kereta api Amsterdam-Rotterdam (1839) yang juga dikenal sebagai Oude Lijn, melalui Haarlem, Leiden dan Den Haag. Kereta api Den Helder-Amsterdam (1865), juga dikenal sebagai Staatslijn K, dari Den Helder ke Amsterdam melalui Alkmaar dan Uitgeest.Kereta api Amsterdam-Zutphen (1874), juga dikenal sebagai Oosterspoorweg, melalui Hilversum, Amersfoort dan Apeldoorn. Kereta api Amsterdam-Elten (1856), juga dikenal sebagai Rhijnspoorweg, melalui Utrecht dan Arnhem dan kereta api Amsterdam-Schiphol (1986), juga dikenal sebagai Westtak Ringspoorbaan. Pada Desember 2014, Amsterdam Centraal dilayani oleh 13 rute kereta api internasional dan 15 rute kereta api nasional.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMenapaki Sentuhan Belanda di 10 Stasiun Tua di Indonesia09/06/2019In “Darat”Pernah Jadi Daerah Perangkap Pasukan Jepang, Stasiun Jurnatan Kini Menjadi Pusat Perdagangan20/09/2019In “Featured”Bolak Balik di Tutup, Stasiun Purworejo Kini Jadi Cagar Budaya16/02/2018In “Darat” Amsterdam Centraal (Rail Europe) Menjadi Ibukota Belanda, Amsterdam ternyata memiliki stasiun kereta terbesar. Stasiun ini merupakan pusat perkeretaapian internasional dan digunakan oleh 162 ribu orang setiap harinya. Stasiun itu adalah Amsterdam Centraal dan menjadi yang tersibuk kedua setelah Utrecht Centraal dan Rijksmonument paling terkenal di Belanda.Baca juga: Robot AI Mudahkan Pelancong Asing dan Lokal di Stasiun OsakaKabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, layanan kereta api yang ada di Amsterdam Centraal tersebut dioperasikan oleh Nederlandse Spoorwegen atau NS dan merupakan operator kereta api utama Belanda. Stasiun ini sendiri dirancang oleh seorang arsitek Belanda Pierre Cuypers.last_img read more

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Sasnovich eliminates top seed Doi in first round at Japan Women’s Open

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Sasnovich continued to keep Doi on her toes, especially with good cross-court backhands, and broke in the third game of the second set. Doi, cheered on by the home crowd at Ariake Tennis Forest Park, showed her grit, fighting back from 40-15 down to hold serve in the seventh game, but bowed out in an hour and a half after sending her forehand over for another Sasnovich break.“I don’t get many opportunities to play in Japan, and also as a top seed I wanted to win. It’s disappointing it ended this way,” said Doi. “I couldn’t snatch it when it was a close contest late in the first set and that gave her an extra momentum, I needed to win there to stop her.“There were no free points with my service game, all the games were tight even with those that I managed to hold and I could never get that conviction when I served.”While Doi, current highest-ranked Japanese women’s player, vowed to do better next week in Tokyo at the Pan Pacific Open, the 25-year-old had some encouraging words for teenage compatriot Naomi Osaka, whose match was pushed back until Wednesday due to bad weather.“She’s still young but has huge potential,” Doi said of the 18-year-old. “She had a chance against (Madison) Keys at the U.S. Open, against someone who is really hard to beat. I trained with her (Osaka) a few times. She’s a really powerful player and is giving me good motivation.”In another shock, Wickmayer fell 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) to Swiss Viktorija Golubic in their first meeting.Wickmayer, who won here last year for her first tour title in five years, claimed her fifth title in July at the Washington Open but hasn’t played a match since due to injuries. The world No. 39 struggled to deal with precise drop shots from the 73rd-ranked Golubic, who broke all four service games from the Belgian to take the opener.“There’s a lot more pressure when you are defending a title, and especially because I came back after I injured myself before the U.S. Open,” she said. “It was tough for me in general.“I think in the second set I got to drop shots a bit better, but the fact that she had the chance to play many drop shots means I didn’t play the right way. She’s a really smart player so she did what she had to do.”In other matches, Swedish fourth seed Johanna Larsson defeated Germany’s Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 6-2, while Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic defeated German Antonia Lottner 6-1, 6-4, and South Korean qualifier Jang Su Jeong ousted China’s Zheng Saisai 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDScenter_img Two tournament favorites got knocked out in the first round of the Japan Women’s Open on Tuesday, as top seed Misaki Doi fell on home soil against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 7-5, 6-3, while second seed and defending champion Yanina Wickmayer also went out.World No. 35 Doi, who reached a Grand Slam fourth round for the first time at Wimbledon in July, struggled with her first serves as she traded three breaks with Sasnovich in the first set. At 5-5, the 110th-ranked Belarusian secured four straight points after going 30-0 down to break before she held serve to take the initiative. Misaki Doi, Japan Women’s Open, Yanina Wickmayer, Aliaksandra Sasnovich Misaki Doi hits a return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during the first round of the Japan Women’s Open on Tuesday at Ariake Colosseum. Sasnovich defeated Doi 7-5, 6-3. | KYODOlast_img read more

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In Bavaria, storks prevent beer from flowing

first_imgStorks, a protected species in Germany, arrived by the dozen at the very beginning of spring in the village of Ühlfeld, in the heart of rural northern Bavaria. Two of them then landed on his fireplace, brewer Christian Zwanzger told AFP.“We already had some last year (on the roof of the brewery), and the young storks, when they come back, often return to the same place,” he explains.Never mind, the Bavarian waited until the nest was built and then raised it on a platform, a delicate but already proven solution, which allows the storks to start their families in complete safety and the brewer to continue producing the peace of mind. © AP Photo / Martin MeissnerHow do you get a huge phone bill because of a stork?But when the nest was finished, “we were in full containment,” he recalls. “No manpower was available, and we would have needed a special device to lift. It was not possible then ”. Then, when the young are born, there is no longer any question of touching the nest. Now that they are starting to fly, a craftsman is due to come next week to finally raise it.It’s time: stocks are at their lowest and even if production resumes in the coming days, it will take five to six weeks for the new beer to be ready.Despite the shortfall, the brewer is not bitter. The inhabitants of the village have learned to live with these birds.“Storks love to come to us. Here in Ühlfeld we have around 35 nests, ”he says proudly.last_img read more

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Hillary Clinton courts Caribbean vote in South Florida

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Hazelle Rogers among Clinton advocatesIn their efforts to court the Caribbean vote ahead of the Florida presidential primaries tomorrow, the Hillary Clinton campaign has established a Caribbean Leadership Council of state and local leaders among the Diaspora. Advocates for the Clinton campaign include state representatives Hazelle Rogers and Daphne Campbell, Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, and Miami Dade commission chairman Jean Monestime.Clinton’s husband, Former President Bill Clinton, made a campaign stop in Miami Gardens Sunday recently where he spoke at an event at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex and was joined by U.S. Representative Frederica Wilson, among others.He told the crowd her Republican rivals don’t want her to win the Democratic nomination out of fear she will beat them.“Everything Hillary accomplished — as Secretary of State, a Senator, in the White House — she actually had some good Republicans supporting her,” Clinton said. “Now, they start being mean to her when she left the Secretary of State’s office because they said ‘Oh my goodness, we have to run against her, what will we say.’”During his speech, President Clinton addressed the recent shooting death of 6-year-old King Carter and honored the mothers of gun violence, including Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin.At the rally, Rep. Frederica Wilson of Miami singled out Trump in making her case for Clinton, who would continue President Obama’s legacy.“She deserves to go back to the White House, but this time as the commander in chief,” Wilson said. “If we elect Donald Trump, all of Obama’s hard work will be wiped out.”Wilson also made sure to mention that Clinton would be the first woman president, something female voters of Florida seem to be keenly aware of in the poll. Among women voters polled, Clinton was favored 58-20 percent over Sanders. Men backed her 49-20 percent over Sanders. Clinton also beat Sanders among every age group of voters who were polled.last_img read more

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Infield prospect Schoop sidelined with stress fracture in back

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)A day on which most discussion centered around the promotion of top pitching prospect Kevin Gausman, the Orioles received some discouraging news about their top positional prospect as infielder Jonathan Schoop will be sidelined indefinitely with a back injury.Sidelined since May 12, Schoop is dealing with a stress fracture in his lower back, according to executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette. The 21-year-old could be sidelined six to eight weeks and will seek a second opinion.Promoted to Triple-A Norfolk this season, the organization’s 2011 minor league player of the year was hitting .268 with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 34 games despite a slow start with the Tides. Schoop has the ability to play three infield positions and was splitting time between shortstop and second base.With the Orioles struggling to receive any offensive production from the second base spot this season, many speculated that Schoop could have received a summer promotion similar to the way Manny Machado provided a boost to the club in last August last season. Instead, the organization will simply focus on getting the Curacao native healthy before he returns to the Norfolk lineup.Since optioning the struggling Ryan Flaherty to Norfolk last weekend, the Orioles have used a platoon of Yamaico Navarro and Alexi Casilla at second base. Through the first 45 games of the season, Baltimore second basemen were hitting .200 with two homers, seven RBIs, and a .561 on-base plus slugging percentage.last_img read more

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