Harvard School of Public Health celebrates 100 years of global health leadership

first_imgIn fall 2013, Harvard School of Public Health will celebrate 100 years of discoveries and interventions by its faculty, alumni, and students that together have helped to increase life expectancy by a quarter-century and improved the health of millions worldwide since the School’s founding in 1913. Established 100 years ago as the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is the longest continuously operating school of public health in the U.S. Throughout its history, the institution’s faculty, alumni, and research have been at the global forefront of preventing and eradicating diseases, creating healthier environments, improving global response to humanitarian disasters, and devising ways to deliver health care more effectively.Major public health accomplishments that Harvard School of Public Health faculty and alumni have helped make possible include: elimination of  deadly smallpox from the planet; prevention of millions of polio deaths; efforts that have made the air we breathe in the U.S. much cleaner and safer; discovery of  the dangers of second-hand smoke; prevention of millions of deaths from cholera and similar diseases in children worldwide; reductions in the use of trans fats in the food supply; and creation of the “Designated Driver” campaign in the U.S., which has led to the prevention of countless deaths due to drunk driving. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Carver warns Newcastle could drift

first_img Carver has made no secret of the fact he wants the job and is expected to remain in charge for Saturday’s trip to Chelsea and the following week’s home clash with Southampton. Newcastle have reportedly made contact with former Lyon boss Remi Garde over the vacancy but he remains just one of a number of candidates noted by chief executive Lee Charnley. “There’s all this talk that the club is happy to sit in the top 10. But no – set your marker as high as you can and if you can get there then what an achievement. “We’ve proved we’re capable of that when we had our recent run of six wins on the bounce.” Despite the links with Garde, Carver is adamant he still has time to make his case and that wrapping up a famous league double over Jose Mourinho’s men could sway United managing director Lee Charnley. Carver added: “That’s the unfortunate thing about being caretaker-manager – you are on interview all the time. “It’s a bit unfortunate because normally a new manager is given time to put his ways across. “I know the pitfalls and what comes with it. It hasn’t been a great few days. But I love it. I still want to do it and I have the drive and enthusiasm to do it.” Carver said: “The dressing room is settled at the moment but the longer it goes on it can become unsettled. I’ve been in this situation before and it can affect people. “If you don’t do something about it in a short space of time you can end up drifting. And what this football club can’t be doing is drifting so a decision has to be made sooner rather than later. “When I had the conversation with Lee I said, ‘I want to throw my hat in the ring – you want the right coach and you can’t allow this to go on and on and on. “What they’re not going to do and rightly so is make a rash decision and say ‘we’ll take him’. They need time and I understand that. He trusts me to do the job while they can have their thinking time.” Carver’s audition did not get off to the best of starts with last week’s FA Cup defeat at Leicester after which he was criticised for naming a weakened team. Carver maintained a number of top stars including Moussa Sissoko, Fabricio Coloccini and Daryl Janmaat were injured, but all three will be fit to return at Stamford Bridge. But Carver remains bullish about his side’s hopes of success this season, even hinting at an improbable challenge for a UEFA Europa League spot. Carver added: “We finished fifth a couple of years ago and that was fantastic – so why can’t we push fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth? Newcastle caretaker boss John Carver has warned the Magpies risk “drifting” if they do not act swiftly to appoint a permanent successor to Alan Pardew. Press Associationlast_img read more

Morris, Johnson lead the way

first_imgJAMAICA Hoerman Cup player Sean Morris and Delroy Johnson yesterday parred the 18-hole course at Sandals Golf and Country Club to sit atop the leaderboard with scores of 71 each on the opening day of the Jamaica National Amateur Golf Championship at Upton, St Ann.Morris and Johnson, a former Hoerman Cup player, lead a field of 60 golfers vying for the national amateur title, which is being played outside the Corporate Area for the first time in its 24-year history.Tracking Morris and Johnson are Sandals-based Zandre Roye, two over par, 73, and Jonathan Newnham, three over, 74, entering today’s second round of the three-day Labour Day weekend tournament.Playing alongside Roye, the fourth group to tee off yesterday morning, Morris promised to turn up the heat today on an already hot but windy course.”It’s a three-day event and, as such, I eased into the round this morning. I have some new equipment in the bag, which takes a while to get used to.”It was a bit tricky with the wind gusting up to 20 miles per hour, at least a constant 10, playing on tiny greens. Regulating the greens can be challenging, a bit tricky. Your short game has to be in good nick, and I have always had a good short game,” warned Morris, a Jamaica Hoerman Cup player since 2004.Newnham, though three shots behind joint leaders Morris and Johnson, is backing himself to rally today.”There were some positives. I hit the ball really well, but didn’t score well, but there are positives going into tomorrow. If I can tighten my short game, I will have a really good chance by Monday,” Newnham said.Newnham teed off in the third group, which included former Sandals-based former Caribbean junior champion, Romaine Evans, who had a terrible start, 12 over par.David Mais, tournament director, said the turnout was affected somewhat by the funeral of a member of the golfing fraternity, which clashed with the first day.”A lot of the Constant Spring players were out attending the funeral of Rodger Braham, a member of the JMMB team and a keen golfer who played at Constant Spring,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgA massive algae bloom threatening the Co Donegal shellfish industry is being made worse by red-tape bureaucrats, the Irish Farmers Association has claimed.The bloom has spread along the west coast – and closed two beaches for a time earlier this week…at Murvagh and Rossnowlagh.Now fish farmers in Donegal Bay and further north to Mulroy, Sheephaven, Traweenagh and Lough Swilly could suffer. The phytoplankton known as Karenia has destroyed anything from 20%, to 80% in rare cases, of stocks in shellfish farms with oyster beds worst hit.Richie Flynn, of the Irish Farmers’ Association, said the 120m euro industry employing 2,000 people nationally has been let down by successive ministers and top civil servants.“There’s nothing we can do about the algae, it’s like the weather. But this is not a new or unmanageable situation,” he said.“It is to do with form filling. We fully understand the science but this is not about biology or cross contamination. You fill in the forms and send them in and they sit there. “We need to clear the massive backlog of licence applications to give businesses the flexibility to move stock away from such blooms. We have members who have been waiting up to seven years for a response to applications.”Lugworms have been killed, cockles and oysters are also falling victim and Rossnowlagh and Murvagh beaches were closed because of the amount of dead fish washed on to the beach, he said.The bloom occurs naturally at sea in warm humid conditions.It’s known as the red tide because of the colour it turns the water. DONEGAL FISH FARMERS HIT BY VAST ALGAE BLOOM, SAYS IFA was last modified: July 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sasol to build R2bn ethylene plant

first_imgReducing imports Doubling production South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has approved the construction of a R1.9-billion ethylene purification unit at its Sasol Polymers plant in Sasolburg. 3 May 2010 The ethylene will be used in the manufacturing of polyethylene, and will greatly benefit South Africa’s plastics conversion industry, which currently imports large quantities of this raw material. In December 2009, the company announced that it would invest R8.4-billion to double the production of hard wax products by Sasol Wax by 2014.center_img The plant is expected to go on stream in the second half of 2013 and will be ramped up to full capacity by 2015, enabling the company to boost ethylene production by approximately 48 000 tons per year. “This investment confirms Sasol’s commitment to the South African chemical industry and will enable significant downstream value addition in terms of locally manufactured consumer products such as plastic bags, packaging materials and containers,” Sasol said in a statement last month. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The investment will also result in increased production of medium waxes, mostly used by the candle industry in southern Africa, as well as liquid paraffins used in a variety of industrial applications.last_img read more

Final Cut Pro Video Tutorial: Time Remapping

first_imgAlter the time of your video clips using the time remapping feature in Final Cut Pro X.This video was first shared by Dan Allen on his YouTube channel.Time remapping allows you to change the speed of a clip with just a few mouse clicks. If you are wanting a quick and easy way to slow down or speed up footage, utilize the simple time remapping features in Final Cut X (a trick for creating the popular slow motion effect from The Matrix).The tutorial above demonstrates how to use time remapping in FCPX:Time RemappingUsing Optical FlowWorking with TextOne of the best plug-ins for achieving incredibly smooth time remapping is Twixtor. If you haven’t heard of it check out our previous post on using Twixtor in your video editing app. It’s not free, but if you think you’ll be time remapping a lot it is absolutely worth it.If you want to learn more about Final Cut Pro X check out the FCPX section of the PremiumBeat blog. There you can find hundreds of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a Final Cut master.Any tips for time remapping in FCPX? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

‘Will have Congress-free Rajasthan after 2023’

first_imgNewly appointed Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia on Tuesday said the State will be “freed” from the Congress after 2023 and it will become an “invincible fortress” of the BJP. Targeting the Congress government, he said it has “betrayed” the people of the State in its 10-month rule. The next Assembly elections in Rajasthan are scheduled in 2023. Addressing the party workers after formally taking over the charge as the State president, Mr. Poonia exhorted them to work hard for the BJP’s “mission Congress-free Rajasthan”. He claimed that anti-incumbency has started developing against the Congress in the State as it has “failed” to deliver.last_img read more

Two Holland America Line Ships Collide in Vancouver

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn Two Holland America Line’s cruise ships collided at the Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place terminal on May 4.At approximately 6:50 a.m. local time, the 82,820 GT Oosterdam allided with the 86,273 GT Nieuw Amsterdam while docking stern to stern, Holland America Line confirmed in a statement.“There were no injuries reported and disembarkation on both ships proceeded as usual,” the cruise company said.Both vessels sustained minor damages. Damage to Oosterdam is minimal, while six aft stateroom verandahs on Nieuw Amsterdam required repairs, according to Holland America Line.The extent of the damages can be seen in the photos shared by Ken Carrusca on Twitter:Cruise ship Oosterdam hits the Nieuw Amsterdam docking at Canada Place in @PortVancouverDamage to both vessels @CKNW @GlobalBC @CTVVancouverSomebody isn’t having a good day. pic.twitter.com/4r5jMLehw6— Ken Carrusca (@KenCarrusca) May 4, 2019 “All required repairs are well above the waterline and the seaworthiness of both ships is not affected,” the cruise line explained on Saturday.Following the incident, Holland America Line informed all appropriate authorities.The 2010-built Nieuw Amsterdam departed on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. on an Alaska cruise, roundtrip Vancouver. The 2003-built Oosterdam sailed at 4:45 p.m. on an overnight cruise to Seattle and departed on a roundtrip Alaska cruise the following day.As informed by the company, there is no impact on these or future itineraries of the two cruise ships.last_img read more

Gattuso likens Piatek to Tomasson

first_imgGennaro Gattuso has compared Milan new boy Krzysztof Piatek to Danish legend Jon Dahl Tomasson.Piatek who recently joined Milan from Genoa played in the barren draw against Napoli and his manager has seen enough to liken him to former teammate Tomasson.Tomasson was not a regular starter at Milan but scored 35 goals in three seasons, winning a Champions League and earning praise for his battling qualities.“We have to pick up from where we left off in the first 50 minutes, showing the same character,” Gattuso told Milan TV and Cited on Football Italia ahead of his side’s Coppa Italia quarter-final against Napoli on Tuesday.“We stopped dribbling in the last 30 minutes and were stretched, so all of Napoli’s qualities came out.“We must have the desire to play and show our faces, dribbling well. We need experience. We’re a young team and we need games like these.“For us to get back to being competitive, we need consistency in our performances, game and mentality.Piatek is ready to make his debut as a starter with the AC Milan shirt tomorrow night in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals against Napoli once again. Gennaro Gattuso is seriously thinking about it and a final decision will be made between tonight and tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/yu9JpVotxtCristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….— AC Milan Africa (@africa_milan) January 28, 2019“We’ve shown it at times, but we still have too many ups and downs. Piatek reminds me of Tomasson. He had some very specific characteristics.“Jon never spared himself in training and gave us a huge hand, also when he played from the start.“Piatek has just joined, but I like him already. He’s a curious lad who looks at photos at Milanello: he likes to observe, talk and experience the structure here first hand.“It’s something beautiful. Will he start tomorrow? Him or Cutrone will play. Caldara and Biglia yesterday did some light work with us yesterday.“They’re working to improve their physical level and I think they’ll be available in a week.“We’re very happy with them, they have great desire to return and have shown it through the commitment they’ve been putting in.”last_img read more