Chain of Hope Sets up Jamaican Branch

first_imgChain of Hope Sets up Jamaican Branch UncategorizedFebruary 16, 2007 RelatedChain of Hope Sets up Jamaican Branch Advertisements RelatedChain of Hope Sets up Jamaican Branchcenter_img RelatedChain of Hope Sets up Jamaican Branch FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chain of Hope Jamaica, a charity aimed at providing assistance to create a self-sustained paediatric cardiac programme on the island, was launched recently in London.Heart surgeon Dr. Roger Irvine, who volunteers his skills each week to treat children suffering from holes in the heart and other congenital problems, will head the local group, which was set up by the London-based medical charity Chain of Hope.“The aim is to provide assistance . to manage and treat all of the Jamaican children that require help,” said Chain of Hope’s Emma Scanlan.Since its inception in 1996, Chain of Hope has been sending volunteer medical teams to the island to treat children suffering from life-threatening heart diseases. The missions to the island are led by the charity’s President and Founder, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, who worked in Jamaica in the 1960s.During the first few years, the group worked out of the University Hospital of the West Indies and between 1997 and 2000, the charity joined forces with Dr. Irvine, who was trained by Professor Yacoub and Caribbean Heart Menders, to help create a cardiac centre at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. The charity provided cardiac equipment needed to establish two cardiac theatres and five intensive care beds valued at last_img read more

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Coachella To Be Broadcast on YouTube, AXS TV

first_imgNo tickets to Coachella?  No problem.For the first time ever, both weekends of the Indio, California music and arts festival will be available via the web and TV.According to festival organizers, the first weekend will be broadcast on YouTube, and the second will be air on AXS TV.Hosting both weekends will be Jason Bentley, Music Director of the Los Angeles radio station KCRW.  Coverage will include artist interviews, full sets, a peek behind the scenes and select performances.  This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will run from April 11th to April 13th and from April 18th to 20th.  Featured performers include Arcade Fire, OutKast, Muse, Beck and many others.  Check out our previous coverage of the upcoming festival here.-Sarah Compo (@sarahcompo)last_img read more

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Robert Earl Riley

first_imgRobert Earl Riley, 81, of Vidor passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at his residence.Robert was born on March 22, 1935 in Port Arthur, Texas to parents Katie D. (Hardin) and Robert Amadis Riley. He lived in the Vidor area since 1982; prior in Port Arthur. He was a Thomas Jefferson High School graduate of the Class of 1953. He was a veteran of the US Army serving his country in the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Robert Riley Farmers Insurance in Port Arthur for many years and retired from Huntsman after 46 years of service in Management. Robert was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1264, selected to be a Jester and was a past President of the Shriners. He enjoyed going fishing, hunting and antique shopping. Robert was a loving man who will be missed dearly. A 2 pm funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, with a gathering of family and friends from 1 pm until service time. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, and seven siblings.Robert is survived by his wife, Carol Ann (Scott) Riley; children, Kurt Riley Sr. of Port Arthur; Carol Ann Doty of Port Neches; Tommy Park, Bobby Park Jr., Cindy McGlothin, all of Vidor. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and four great children.center_img In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Robert Riley to Pine Forest Baptist Church 4800 North Main Vidor, TX 77662.last_img read more

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SAE International Elects Delphi Executive as 2010 President

first_imgWARRENDALE, Pa. — SAE International’s general membership elected Andrew Brown Jr., PE, FESD, Ph.D., NAE, as its 2010 president.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Dr. Brown is the executive director and chief technologist for Delphi Corp. In this capacity, Brown provides leadership on corporate innovation and technology issues to help achieve profitable competitive advantage. Also, he represents Delphi globally in outside forums on matters of innovation and technology, including government and regulatory agencies, customers, alliance partners, vendors, contracting agencies, academia, etc. A member of SAE International for nearly 17 years, Brown has served on several SAE boards and committees, including: SAE Board of Directors (2003-2006); SAE Foundation Board of Trustees (2007-2009); Technical Standards Board (1999-2003); Fellows Committee (2007-2008); and the SAE Automotive Research Institute Advisory Council (2003-2007). Brown earned a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University in 1971. He received a master of business administration degree in finance and marketing from Wayne State University in 1975 and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering focused on energy and environmental engineering from the University of Detroit-Mercy in 1978. He completed the Penn State Executive Management Course in 1979. A registered Professional Engineer, Brown earned a doctorate of engineering from Wayne State University in September 1992. Dr. Brown will begin his one-year term in January 2010.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

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Fyra dispute settled as AnsaldoBreda buys back V250 trainsets

first_imgNETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has reached agreement with AnsaldoBreda and its parent company Finmeccanica to settle the ongoing dispute over the V250 trainsets supplied for the aborted Fyra high speed services linking Amsterdam with Brussels and Breda.Under an agreement announced on March 17, AnsaldoBreda will take back all 16 V250s ordered by NS and return €125m to the operator, which says its loss on the debacle is now capped at €88m. Having taken legal advice, both parties agreed that a compromise would be more beneficial than continuing the protracted legal action, and allow them to ‘fully concentrate’ on their normal business. AnsaldoBreda is currently building 50 V300 high speed trains for Trenitalia in partnership with Bombardier.Ordered as long ago as 2004, the V250s were withdrawn in January 2013 after little more than a month of international service, following a series of technical failures. Belgian operator SNCB subsequently cancelled its contract for three trains which had not been delivered, and NS decided in June 2013 to abandon the Fyra project despite having already accepted several trains and put them into operation.Both parties accept that the trains could have been repaired and returned to commercial service. According to a joint statement, ‘the disagreement between the parties concerned a different assessment of the conditions under which this recovery would be possible. Basically it was not about the robustness of the design, but about acceptable deadlines for repair and employability that failed to meet the needs of NS, and about the financial consequences.’AnsaldoBreda will take responsibility for recovering the V250s that have been stored near Amsterdam. The supplier will then be free to refurbish or modify the trainsets to meet the needs of another operator. In the event of a successful sale, the agreement provides for additional payments to NS up to a maximum of €21m.Finmeccanica expressed its satisfaction with the agreement, which it said represented ‘a significant step forward’ in defining the level of risk at AnsaldoBreda. The effects of the deal have already been reflected in the company’s 2013 results.last_img read more

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TNA Legend Abyss Coming To Ohio For ASWA

first_img Related Topics UPDATE: TNA/Impact star, “The Monster” ABYSS challenges “The Living Nightmare” Jimmie Lee to settle some unfinished business at ASWA Saturday Night Slam 2018 on Saturday, February 10th in Mansfield, Ohio at the Malabar Gymnasium!There seems to be some unfinished business between “The Monster” Abyss and “The Living Nightmare” Jimmie Lee since the two men first met back in June during a huge tag-team Monster’s Ball match where the titles were on the line. As many fans witnessed at the end of that match, Abyss attempted to intimidate Jimmie Lee but Lee didn’t back down and the two men shoved each other and nearly locked horns that night one on one as they chested up to the table.Abyss said has stewed on and thought about this confrontation over the last few months and decided he wanted to see if a “Monster” was better than a “Nightmare” and issued this unique challenge. The Living Nightmare accepted the challenge and signed the dotted line for this monstrous confrontation on February 10th!Could Jimmie Lee have bitten off more than he can chew when he faces a true monster? Will Abyss learn that Living Nightmares would be better left alone and kept as an ally instead of opposition? You do NOT want to miss this highly anticipated match up at Saturday Night Slam 2018!______________________Ticket Prices-General Admission: $8.00 Advance/10.00 At The Door.*2nd ROW SEATING: $10.00 Advance/ $12.00 At The Door. (*Quantity is limited)*FRONT ROW: $12.00 Advance/$15.00 At The Door (*Quantity is limited.)**KIDS 5 YEARS & UNDER GET IN FREE! (**General Admission only.)TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW AT:www.ASWALIVE.com Advance tickets on sale SOON at the following outlets:SHOWPLACE RENT TO OWN1040 Ashland Rd.Mansfield, OH419-589-4748&SNAP FITNESS1034 Ashland Rd.Mansfield, OH____________ASHLAND, OH:SHOWPLACE RENT TO OWN1059 Commerce ParkwayAshland, OH419-281-7368center_img Vince McKeelast_img read more

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A look at some vaccine-related legislation in several states

first_imgSeveral state legislatures are debating vaccine-related measures as dozens of people have fallen ill from a measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in December and spread beyond the theme park. Here is a look at some of the legislation around the country:CALIFORNIAThree California lawmakers, all Democrats, introduced legislation this week that would require parents to vaccinate their children before they enter school unless the child cannot be immunized because of a medical condition.Parents would no longer be able to cite personal beliefs or religious reasons to send unvaccinated children to private and public schools. Mississippi and West Virginia are the only other states with such strict vaccine rules, although the California bill’s lead author said he would consider including a religious exemption.California is among 20 states that allow for personal belief exemptions and 48 that allow for religious exemptions, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.___MAINEA bill introduced by a Democratic lawmaker would eliminate the philosophical exemption that allows parents to skip vaccinations for their children. A separate proposal backed by Democrats aims to make getting exemptions more difficult.That bill would require parents to consult with a medical professional about the risks and benefits of vaccines and obtain a signed form if they wish to opt out for non-medical reasons.Another measure, introduced by Republicans, would create a vaccine safety office in Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention that would offer parents guidance on the risks of vaccines. Committee hearings have not yet been held on the bills.___MICHIGANA statewide rule change that took effect Jan. 1 requires parents wanting a philosophical or religious waiver for childhood vaccinations to first be educated by a local health department about the risks. Previously, parents could submit a vaccination waiver to a day care center or school without being briefed by a health expert. Michigan has one of the highest vaccination waiver rates in the U.S.The rule change was pushed by the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, and approved by lawmakers.___MINNESOTAA bill before Minnesota lawmakers would retain existing vaccine exemptions for medical reasons or in cases of personal belief. But parents or guardians of children claiming the personal-belief exemption would have to consult with a doctor about the risks associated with remaining unvaccinated. They also would have to acknowledge that their children could be barred from school or a child-care facility in the event of an outbreak. The bill has yet to be scheduled for a hearing.___MISSISSIPPIUnder a bill that awaits a full legislative debate, the Mississippi State Department of Health would lose its role in deciding whether a child can skip or delay a vaccination that is otherwise mandatory in the state. Instead, it would allow a physician to grant a patient’s vaccine exemption for medical reasons, without seeking the department’s approval.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Mississippi had the largest percentage of kindergartners in public and private schools who have been vaccinated against diseases for the 2013-14 school year, a rate of 99.7 percent.___MONTANAA Republican lawmaker has added an amendment to an immunization bill that would allow for a greater number of parents to opt out of vaccinations altogether.The amended version would allow parents to forgo vaccinations for their children based on “personal beliefs.” Montana law already allows exemptions for medical reasons and religious beliefs. It passed the House on a 95-4 vote this week.Republican Rep. Greg Hertz, who added the amendment, said he did so to extend rights to parents who are not religious, giving them a route to opt out of vaccinations.The Democratic sponsor of the bill, Rep. Margie MacDonald, said she plans to ask a Senate committee to remove the amendment. Her original bill sought to add chicken pox and whooping cough to the list of required childhood vaccines.___NEW YORKLegislation introduced in New York’s state Senate and Assembly would widen existing exemptions to vaccine mandates by creating a “philosophical” exemption for those whose opposition to immunizations is not based on religious reasons.Currently, children must be vaccinated before attending school unless they obtain a waiver stating that they cannot receive immunizations for medical or religious reasons. But the bill’s supporters say many parents might have general concerns about vaccines that are not tied to religious doctrine.Similar bills have been introduced in past years and have not received a vote.___SOUTH DAKOTAA bill scheduled for a vote in the state Senate would reauthorize schools and day care providers to be able to access records in the state’s immunization registry without parental consent, unless there is a signed refusal for the release of the information in the patient’s medical record.Federal rule changes forced the state in August to allow schools and day care services to access the registry only if they received parental consent, so the state Department of Health brought the proposal forward to restore access.Privacy advocates in the state Legislature won a victory by securing an amendment to the health department’s proposal. It requires providers to tell parents they have the right to stop the immunization information from being shared.___OREGONOregon made it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for nonmedical reasons in 2013. That law requires parents to meet with a doctor or watch an informational video before they can reject vaccines for a child entering kindergarten. A bill proposed this year would expand the requirement to all children, including those already in school. A hearing on the bill has yet to be scheduled.The CDC reported that Oregon had the nation’s highest rate of nonmedical vaccine exemptions during the 2012-13 school year.___WEST VIRGINIAA state Senate committee this week stripped language from a bill that would have allowed parents to claim religious exemptions from childhood vaccinations.The bill by Republican Sen. Ryan Ferns would have changed that. Parents would have been able to sign affidavits saying certain vaccinations for their children were against their religious beliefs. That language was removed this week.___Associated Press writers Brian Bakst in St. Paul, Minnesota; Lisa Baumann in Helena, Montana; Alanna Durkin in Augusta, Maine; Jonathan Cooper in Salem, Oregon; David Eggert in Lansing, Michigan; David Klepper in Albany, New York; Jonathan Mattise in Charleston, West Virginia; Fenit Nirappil in Sacramento, California; James Nord in Pierre, South Dakota; and Emily Wagster Pettus in Jackson, Mississippi, contributed to this report.last_img read more

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