News story: Funding for Commonwealth partnerships to improve antimicrobial stewardship

first_imgThe scheme is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care’s Fleming Fund and was launched in September 2018. The Fleming Fund has committed £1.3 million in UK aid to support new or existing partnerships between NHS trusts and UK health institutions, and their counterparts across 4 African Commonwealth countries.Through these partnerships, multidisciplinary teams of pharmacists, doctors and specialist nurses will link with teams in partnered institutions and undertake projects of up to 15 months. These projects aim to improve AMS practices through raising awareness, improving protocols and developing tools that will reduce the spread and increase of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).DHSC is funding teams from across the UK with strong records in antimicrobial stewardship such as Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The project is also funding education and research institutions to support these partnerships, including Brighton and Sussex Medical School, the University of Manchester and Nottingham Trent University.The UK government published a 5-year action plan and 20-year vision for AMR earlier this year. The role of stewardship was highlighted as important in containing and controlling AMR by 2040, and the role of engaging the international audience and providing global guidance was noted as being essential.Through partnerships like those under the Fleming Fund, UK aid is helping bring improvements in healthcare to people across the continent and delivering global benefits. AMR is a global threat that does not respect borders – by tackling this threat abroad, the UK can better protect against resistance domestically.Professor Keith Ridge, England’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, said: The quality of all the proposals received was extremely high and the selected NHS teams will make a great impact working in partnership with teams on stewardship practices across Africa. The UK has a lot to share in antimicrobial stewardship and it’s encouraging to see such an interest in sharing learning between the NHS and the partner countries.last_img read more

Jordan Spieth wins US Open after dramatic final round

first_imgMasters champion Jordan Spieth added another chapter to golf’s record books with a nerve-jangling, one-shot victory at the US Open on Sunday after Dustin Johnson blew his chance to force a play-off by three-putting the last.American young gun Spieth sank a curling 28-footer to birdie the 16th and forge three ahead, then shrugged off a double-bogey at the 17th before becoming just the sixth player to slip into a green jacket and hoist the US Open trophy in the same year. Though Spieth birdied the par-five 18th to end a wildly fluctuating final round of high drama with a one-under-par 69, he then had to watch as fellow American Johnson, in the last pairing, had a 12-foot eagle putt to win it at the 18th.Johnson’s putt slid past the cup and he then missed a four-foot birdie putt coming back to squander the chance of forcing an 18-hole playoff on Monday at Chambers Bay.The 21-year-old Spieth posted a five-under total of 275 on a challenging links-style layout that firmed up under a baking sun as he became the youngest winner of the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923.”I’m still amazed that I won, let alone that we weren’t playing tomorrow,” Spieth told reporters.”So for that turnaround right there, to watch that happen, I feel for Dustin. “But I haven’t been able to put anything in perspective yet. When I finished, I was just hoping to be playing tomorrow. I can’t seem to wrap my head around the finish of today.” The victory saw Spieth join Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan and Craig Wood as the only players to have won the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year.–last_img read more

Read how Paralympic Committee of India has contributed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PCI/AFPAdvertisement b7gNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbshfrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ercp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8sWould you ever consider trying this?😱mwrCan your students do this? 🌚ksg0gRoller skating! Powered by Firework From aiding monetary help to assisting with medical equipment, the sporting fraternity of India have always provided a helping hand since the country has faced the challenge against the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has been a contributory member in the fight against the virus outbreak, and their latest aid is the donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for the medical professionals who are toiling in the front line.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PCI/AFPThe news was confirmed via the official Twitter handle of PCI on Saturday. The PPE kits were donated to the Govt of Delhi by PCI Secretary General Sh. Gursharan Singh, along with PCI Governing Board members Ashok Bedi and Satya Babu.Advertisement A total of 500 PPE kits, which were manufactured in Bengaluru were donated to the Delhi govt, as Gursharan Singh revealed in a statement.“The PCI donated 500 PPE kits to Delhi government. We gave the kits to AAP Rajya Sabha MP N D Gupta on Saturday,” Singh told PTI.The PCI Secretary Gen further added that 100 more kits are planned to be donated to the central government.“We are going to hand over 1000 PPE kits to the union sports secretary on Monday as our donation to the central government,” Singh added.Back in March, all PCI office employees and working staffs decided to donated their one-day salary to the PM CARES Fund. Avinash Rai Khanna, PCI’s chief patron also pledged a month of salary to the COVID-19 relief fund.“Let our unity in diversity for this fight against COVID-19 be a trendsetter to others,” PCI said in a statement last month.India has won a total 12 medals in the Paralympic games, four each in gold, silver and bronze medals. A total of 22 competitors from India have secured berth at the 2020 Summer Paralympics, which was supposed to be held in Tokyo from 25th August to 6th September, a month after the Tokyo Olympics.However, along with the Olympics, the Paralympics for this year has also been postponed to 2021.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Indian athletes react as boxing legend Dingko Singh is ferried to Delhi by a SpiceJet aircraft for cancer treatmentKL Rahul asks Twitter if he should cut his hair – and the responses are hilarious! Advertisementlast_img read more

This Kootenay Ice team is primed for some home cooking

first_imgIce dropped a pair of close games to Greater Vancouver Canadians before grabbing three of four points in a weekend set against Thompson Blazers.Kootenay won 6-3 before playing to a 2-2 draw against the Blazers.Six different players —Tommy McConnachie of Trail, Hunter Flois of Vanderhoof, Conner Seib of Trail, Kaleb Comishin of Nelson, Shawn Campbell of Castlegar and Caige Sterzer of Kimberley— scored in the opener for Kootenay.Last weekend Kootenay was in tough against Vancouver Northeast Chiefs, losing 7-3 and 4-0.McConnachie scored twice and Floris added a single to complete the Ice scoring.“I like the makeup of our team this year. This is a really good group of kids,” Jones said.“We were short handed last weekend due to some last minute issues.”Kootenay is one of 11 teams in the BCMMHL.The league was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey.These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship. The Kootenay Ice get a taste of some home cooking as the BC Major Midget Hockey League squad hosts its home opening weekend beginning Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The Ice, 1-4-1 open the season, play host to Valley West Hawks Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sunday, puck drop on the second game of the series is at 10 a.m., also in Nelson.“We are very excited to have our first home games of the year this coming weekend,” said Ice head coach Brian Jones.Jones assumed the helm of the Good Ship Ice this season after spending the last few years as the assistant coach to Rob Wright.Kootenay began the season with three consecutive road trips to the Lower Mainland and Kamloops.last_img read more

Fortuna, Mack set for showdown

first_imgIt has been nearly five years, going back to the 2013-14 season, since the McKinleyville girls’ basketball team or Fortuna qualified for the yearly Niclai Tournament.Tonight, one will snap the streak and return at long last to the Niclai while the other will have to wait another season as the Huskies travel north to take on the Panthers in a matchup between two Big 5 Conference teams currently tied for third-place in the league’s standings. Only the top three teams in the Big 5 and Little 4 …last_img read more

Two Ohioans are USFRA’s Faces of Farming finalists – VOTE NOW

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With passionate farmers and ranchers across the country eager to share the story behind our food with consumers, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance announced the eight finalists in its third Faces of Farming and Ranching contest. This program searches for the men and women who grow and raise food, from row crops and veggies to beef and pork, to help put real faces on agriculture. Ohioans Lauren Schwab and Emily Buck made the list.Schwab is a freelance journalist and is employed on her family’s 1,100-sow farrow to wean swine farm in Butler County. She works as the farrowing house manager.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Schwab about being named a finalistUSFRA Faces Lauren SchwabBuck is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University in agricultural communication and lives and works on a Marion County grain and sheep farm with her husband John and their daughter Harlie Grace.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Buck about being named a finalistUSFRA Faces Emily BuckFinalists were selected from all eligible submissions based upon four main criteria. Judging criteria included: demonstration of initiatives that advance the field and show dedication to continuous improvement; proficiency in public speaking; active participation in creating dialogue about entrant’s work via traditional and social media channels; and demonstration of a deep understanding of agriculture-related issues.Winners will share their stories and experiences about how food is grown and raised in the United States on a national stage through media interviews, consumer-facing public appearances, blog posts and more.Visit the USFRA website to learn more about each of the finalists and watch short videos highlighting their operation. Then, vote for finalists who will best represents the passion and innovation driving agriculture today. Votes will be factored into the final decision-making process that will determine the next Faces of Farming and Ranching. Voting ends on Sunday, October 23rd.Winners will be announced on Nov. 9, 2016, during a USFRA press conference at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention (NAFB) in Kansas City.last_img read more

Dhar MP Savitri Thakur of BJP

first_imgSavitri Thakur,  Dhar (ST Reserved), BJPWinning margin – 104,328 votes.2. She defeated her nearest Congress rival Umang Singhar. 3. Educational qualification – Higher Secondary, Marital Status – Married, Children – 2 sons.4.  Asset declared – Rs 9,206,464, criminal cases – noneSavitri was a social worker before joining politics. She was co-ordinator of the NGO Vashp for 9 years. Her husband is a farmer and her father, a retired employee of the state forest department.She didn’t have anyone in her family who was active in politics. However, her family has been associated with the RSS for a long time.The 16th Lok Sabha elections was the first big elections she fought. Earlier, she successfully won  Dhar Zila Panchayat president elections in 2006.She took a plunge in politics to empower poor, especially tribals. Her three priorities for constituency are Dhar-Jhabua rail line construction to join the two tribal-dominated districts, industrialisation and setting up of sugar mills.Savitri is expecting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will provide strong leadership to the country and turn the country into a developed nation. She says that Modi’s wave, Chouhan’s beneficial schemes and hard labour put in by BJP and RSS cadres helped her to win elections.She says that the primary responsibility of Parliament was to make effective laws and make the country strong. She says that social media was an effective tool for communication but it has not yet penetrated in tribal-dominated areas – like her constituency. Savitri says she does doesn’t find time for books, films, music and sports. She says that she draws pleasure in meeting people and mitigating their problems.She says that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was ideal politician for her. He was a great leader, who linked rural India with roads.She adds that politics can be done without money power but political patronage does help sometimes. Savitri says you money can’t buy votes. “It is the people connect that help a politician to get votes and win elections,” she adds.  She says that there was no threat to the country as long as Modi is the Prime Minister.Her solution to1.    Curb inflation – Strong government check.2.    Tackle communal violence – Tough action against rioters and appeasement of none.  3.    Stop terror attacks – Stringent laws against terrorists.4.    Stop corruption – A powerful campaign against graft and strict punishment.  5.    Normalise relations to Pakistan and China – Effective foreign policy.6.    Stabilise rupee – Increase export, reduce import.7.    Raise employment – Industrialisation.8.    Reduce poverty – More poor friendly schemes.last_img read more

HubSpot TV – This Brand is My Brand with Chris Brogan

center_img CMO Council: Recession prompts more online brand attacks Chris Brogan The Evolution of Google Marketing Takeaway 1 : Maybe it’s more about quality then quantity and this is more a fad than anything else. In any case, see marketing takeaway 1. :Monitoring your brand online is a must. Use free tools such at Googlealerts, Twitter search, Backtype (for blog comments) and keep and eyeon them on a regular basis. HubSpot Software also automatically helpsyou monitor your brand and send you alerts. Chris Brogan’s blog Marketing Takeaway: and check out the @ :Search continues to evolve. Be conscious of the changes and how you canuse them to advance your website for the next generation of searchengines. Episode #40 – May 15th, 2009 (May 8, 2009)  HubSpot TV – Listen to Your Fans, Friends & Followers with Scott Kirsner Marketing Tip of the Week – Miss last week’s episode?: Computerized calls to cell phones and land lines (even those listed on the do not call registry) pitch extended auto warranties Paid Search Traffic Down 26% Twitter Surpasses New York Times and Wall Street Journal Webinar: Advanced Business Blogging Google Squared: Fetches and organized facts Closing Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack HubSpot TV Guest: Learn how to build your business blog into an inbound marketing machine. Marketing Takeaway Download the free webinar Remember to subscribe in iTunes: FTC to announce lawsuits in car warranty robocallslast_img read more