St. Ann Farmers Urged to Continue Production

first_imgRelatedSt. Ann Farmers Urged to Continue Production Advertisements St. Ann Farmers Urged to Continue Production UncategorizedSeptember 12, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Manager for the St. Ann branch of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Pedro Worghs, is encouraging farmers in the parish who suffered agricultural losses from Tropical Storm Gustav, not to be discouraged and to continue to produce.“At present we are in the process of completing our assessment of the damage and to date we have picked up that over $9 million worth of damage was done to agriculture in this parish,” Mr. Worghs told JIS News, informing that the farmers who suffered the most, were those involved in Greenhouse production.“Around 50 per cent of that $9 million damage was done to the greenhouse farmers,” he said, noting that one greenhouse in the Moneague area was destroyed while the roofs of others were destroyed.Crops that were most affected, he said, were bananas, plantains and vegetables, due to flooding in the Cave Valley area. He further added that vegetable farmers in the Douglas Castle area suffered major losses as well, noting that this and the Cave Valley area are the major vegetable growing areas, in the parish.“It is very important to note that in this parish, we tried to sensitise the farmers on actions to be taken before and after a hurricane. The Ministry of Agriculture and RADA, also ran a number of advertisements on air so I guess farmers must have heard those messages and took them seriously,” he said.He is urging farmers to continue to co-operate with the assessors in the fields so that the evaluation process can be completed smoothly.“I’m encouraging the farmers to pick up their pieces and restart. I know some people take it very seriously and might want to quit but I also know that farmers are real tough and you have the capacity to rise to any occasion,” he said.center_img RelatedSt. Ann Farmers Urged to Continue Production RelatedSt. Ann Farmers Urged to Continue Productionlast_img read more

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National Slow Down Day underway

first_img Twitter Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ National Slow Down Day underwaycenter_img Previous articleASTI concerned indemnity in Leaving Cert grading doesn’t protect teachersNext articleCouncil to hold first statutory meeting on Monday since Covid-19 outbreak News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – May 22, 2020 Gardaí are warning drivers extra speed checks are in operation for National Slow Down day.So far this year, 56 people have been killed on our roads, up 10 per cent on the same period last year.Chief superintendent Paul Cleary says many drivers think they can take risks on roads that are emptier due to Covid-19 travel limitations:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cleary7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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McQuaid comes back, Johnson cruises after rough first to move on to AA semis

first_imgMcQuaid comes back, Johnson cruises after rough first to move on to AA semis Follow on Facebook McQuaid’s Noah Campanelli slaps hands with Thomas Manno (24) after scoring the Knight’s seventh run as part of a comeback win on Tuesday. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)ROCHESTER, N.Y. — To win last year’s Class AA sectional title, McQuaid needed to comeback against Rush Henrietta. This year, to survive the quarterfinal round, the No. 2-seeded Knights had to dig out of an early hole against the Royal Comets, again.“I don’t think we’ve been ahead in a sectional game in two years,” McQuaid coach Tony Fuller joked. “So these guys are used to it.”The guys Fuller said are used to it showed just that. McQuaid’s Erik Johnson cruised through the game’s final six innings after allowing three first-inning runs. Tyler Griggs blew it open with a three-run double in the third. An 8-4 comeback win on Tuesday at Monroe Community College sets McQuaid up for the Class AA semifinal on Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s Churchville Chili versus Penfield game. And as the last six Rush Henrietta batters were retired by Johnson, the Knights were right back on the trail they paved en route to last year’s sectional title, that of the comeback win.There needed to be a deficit to continue that trend, though, and the Royal Comets jumped on Johnson early, something that Fuller said happens often and inexplicably to his tall lefthander. Lukas Haefner laced a leadoff double. Two more singles followed before Andrew Sanchez drove in R-H’s second and third runs with a booming triple into left-centerfield, his lone hit in three at bats. Fuller credited his assistant coaches for sticking in his ear and reminding him that Johnson often gets down early. It paid off with the way Johnson threw in the final six innings. “True to form, Erik gives up three in the first and then kind of cruises the rest of the way,” Fuller said. “We can’t figure out why but that’s kind of what he’s done all year.”In the bottom of the third, McQuaid was primed to take the lead for itself. The bases loaded up on three singles, including one by Thomas Manno, who finished the game 2-for-3. Up stepped Tyler Griggs, McQuaid’s three hitter who had missed the last four games with a leg injury. There were two outs, and he was amped.Recalling the at bat, Griggs said that first pitch he swung all out at a hanging curveball. He fouled it off. Then he chased a high fastball and missed, saying he was “so anxious.” Griggs stepped out and told himself to calm down. He fouled off two pitches to remain down 0-2. Then the lefty-hitting Griggs ripped the ball into the left-centerfield gap to score all three runs. He wound up on second with a double, his only hit of the day since he was intentionally walked twice afterwards.“I was able to step out and just calm myself down and sit on the pitch he threw me,” Griggs said.After McQuaid tacked on a fourth run in that frame, Johnson went back out to the mound with his first lead of the day. As voices on McQuaid’s bench encouraged a “shutdown” inning out of the Knights’ lanky lefty, he didn’t disappoint. He blew a fastball by the first hitter for a strikeout. Groundouts to third and first followed. He walked back off the mound, his infielders sprinting by him whooping it up, Johnson a face of stoicism and calm amidst the excitement. Even after McQuaid took the lead on Tuesday, starter Erik Johnson strolled off the mound slowly after each of his innings that followed. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)From there, it was all Knights. They added a run in the fourth before one more big inning in the fifth. Unlike McQuaid’s four-run third, when it tallied five hits, there would be only one hit in the bottom of the fifth. It came from leadoff hitter Ben Beauchamp, who singled through the left side as part of a 2-for-3 day.Then came the small ball. After the Beauchamp single, the next two batters tried to sacrifice. Neither needed to give themselves up, as it turned out.Noah Campanelli was hit by a curveball, and then the Royal Comets eventually put Griggs on first intentionally. Another walk followed, and after a strikeout, McQuaid’s AJ Fina laid down a safety squeeze bunt with the bases loaded and one out. It worked, as R-H’s catcher vacated home plate so a toss there didn’t get anyone out. A sacrifice fly followed to give the Knights their eighth and final run.McQuaid went for the one out bases loaded bunt to score another run. It’s 8-4 then after a sac fly following that. @PickinSplinters pic.twitter.com/EBpDZrUGsD— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) May 22, 2018“We run well,” Fuller said. “We bunt well. And we also got guys that can swing it in the gaps. So we’re a pretty complete offense and I think we showed it today. We can do a lot of different things, and we’re pretty good with our execution of it.” Once McQuaid had put those three final runs on the board, Johnson didn’t mess around. Strikeout, groundout, lineout in the sixth. Flyout, groundout, groundout in the seventh.Postgame, Johnson said he wasn’t sure whether he’d be able to go the distance after the first inning ended. He found the right mindset, though, and the final six innings were a relative breeze.“It’s like, we’re settled in now,” Johnson said of his mindset after the first inning. “Just find your groove and put it in cruise control and finish the game.”Now, McQuaid heads to the semifinals, where the Knights are guaranteed to play a team they haven’t yet this season. Even with an unfamiliar opponent, if McQuaid gets down early, panic won’t set in. The Knights are too used to coming back.“Last year we were a comeback team,” Griggs said. “We came back like every single game. Just gives us something to play for when we get down.”  Andrew Sanchez, baseball, Class AA, Erik Johnson, McQuaid baseball, Rush-Henrietta baseball, Section V, Sectionals, Tyler Griggs Add to Google+ Subscribe by Email Connect on Linked in McQuaid comes back, Johnson cruises after rough first to move on to AA semis added by Billy Heyen on May 22, 2018View all posts by Billy Heyen →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoBabbelStart Speaking a Language in 3 Weeks – All You Need Is Your PhoneBabbelUndoHealth Every Day MagazineHusband Illustrates Everyday Life With Wife In 40 Pictures, Try Not To Cry!Health Every Day MagazineUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo center_img Print This Post By Billy Heyen on May 22, 2018No Comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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Chief Marketing, Communications, and Brand Officer

first_imgLake Forest College, a national liberal arts college 30 milesnorth of Chicago, seeks a Chief Marketing, Communications, andBrand Officer to propel the College’s advancement and tell theworld about the inspiring ways our students Make It. The successful candidate will join the President’s seniorleadership team and direct all marketing, communication and brandinitiatives.Lake Forest College is consistently ranked as one of America’stop liberal arts colleges. U.S News, for example, ranksLake Forest #2 in the nation as a Top Performer for Social Mobilityand #33 as a Best Value college. Lake Forest has a strong traditionof providing an outstanding liberal arts education to a diversestudent body and emphasizing, in equal measure, strong careerpreparation.  Lake Forest has an exceptional CareerAdvancement Center that was recently highlighted in a featurearticle by the Chronicle of Higher Education.Competition to enroll and educate a well-qualified, diversestudent body has never been greater in higher education. To ensurethe College’s success in this competition, the Chief Officerwill:Heighten public awareness of the College’s distinctive missionand identity across all communication channels and stakeholdergroupsEmploy innovative digital marketing strategies, segmentationprinciples, and analyticsOversee free and paid media campaigns, press relationships, andcrisis communicationsServe as a credible, informed College spokesperson onappropriate occasionsStrategically and responsibly manage financial resources toreach key goalsRequired QualificationsBachelor’s degree with preference for a Master’s degree7-10 years of marketing/communications/brand experienceExperience creating and evaluating digital marketingstrategiesStaff development and team building experience The Chief Officer will chair the Marketing, Communications, andBrand Leadership Group that includes the President and other seniorstaff.  To advance the College’s strategic priority ofexpanding and enhancing student enrollment, the Chief Officer willwork directly with, and administratively report to, the VicePresident for Enrollment.  Compensation and benefits will becompetitive.  Interested candidates should submit a coverletter, resume, and three references to Vice President forEnrollment Chris Ellertson at [email protected] byApril 23, 2021 for full consideration.Institutional Information  A highly selective liberal arts college located onChicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest Collegeenrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 statesand 70 countries. Lake Forest College is one of the most diversesmall colleges in the Midwest, with nearly 40% of ourstudent body comprised of domestic minority andinternational students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity andencourages applications from women, members of historicallyunderrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals withdisabilities.  For more information about Lake ForestCollege, visit www.lakeforest.edu.last_img read more

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 31, 2017

first_imgCARB-X awards $4.55 million for Pseudomonas antibody treatmentCARB-X, an initiative to build a better pipeline of new antibiotics for treating resistant infections, announced today that it awarded Inhibrx $4.55 million to speed up the development of a new antibody to prevent and treat Pseudomonas, a hard-to-treat Gram-negative pathogen often found in health settings.The award includes the possibility of $1.49 million more if Inhibrx, a biotherapy company based in La Jolla, Calif., meets certain development milestones with INBRX-111, which is currently in preclinical trials.The Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X) is a joint effort between the United States and the United Kingdom and is funded by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Wellcome Trust, with additional support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).Kevin Outterson, JD, executive director of CARB-X, said in a statement from the group that the Inhibrx project enriches the diversity of the CARB-X pipeline. He added that though projects in the CARB-X portfolio are in the early stages of research and come with a high risk of failure. ” But if successful, these projects, including Inhibrx’s antibody project, hold exciting potential in the fight against the deadliest antibiotic-resistant bacteria.”Mark Lappe, chief executive officer of Inhibrx, said company looks forward to advancing INBRX-111 rapidly though phase 1 trials.The new award pushes CARB-X announced funding this year to $51.93 million covering 21 projects, with an additional $63.85 million if the groups meet their milestones. CARB-X said it expects to make further funding announcements later this year.Oct 31 CARB-X press release Study: California hospitals show progress on ASPs following new state law The proportion of California hospitals with all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) core elements for antibiotic stewardship rose from 59% to 69% following new state legislation requiring hospitals to implement additional stewardship practices, researchers with the California Department of Public Health reported yesterday in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.To assess implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) before and after Senate Bill 1311 went into effect in 2015, the researchers analyzed the responses of California hospitals in 2014 and 2015 to an annual survey by the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) that included questions about antibiotic stewardship practices. The law required hospitals to institute an antibiotic stewardship policy in accordance with guidelines established by the federal government and professional organizations, to develop a physician-supervised stewardship team with at least one physician or pharmacist who had received stewardship training, and to report all stewardship activities to appropriate hospital committees.In total, 386 of 388 California hospitals completed the surveys in 2014 and 2015. Analysis of the survey answers showed that 267 hospitals (69.2%) had all seven of the CDC’s core elements for hospital ASPs in 2015, compared with 229 (59.3%) in 2014. Nationally, only 48% of hospitals that reported to NHSN in 2015 had ASPs with all seven core elements.The authors say the extent to which the legislation affected hospital ASPs is beyond the scope of the analysis. “However, in combination with recommendations from professional and government organizations, it is likely that this legislation had a catalyzing effect on California’s ASP progress,” they write. Oct 30 Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol studyWelsh deaths from resistant, healthcare-related infections continue declineIn Wales, the number of deaths from the most common antibiotic-resistant and healthcare associated infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continued to decline in 2016, the BBC reported today, citing the latest statistics from the country’s Office for National Statistics.According to the results, MRSA deaths reflected a 22-year low; only 10 death certificates in 2016 noted MRSA, lower than the 14 recorded in 1994.For Clostridium difficile, a common healthcare-associated infection that often affects older patients who are on antibiotics for other infections, Wales noted a rise in 2013, but the 79 deaths last year are the lowest since 2001, according to the report. For Staphylococcus aureus, the number of deaths in Wales last was the lowest since 1994.The Welsh government released its Antimicrobial Resistance Delivery Plan in March. A government spokesperson told the BBC that the fall in deaths is a sign of overall progress National Health Service (NHS) Wales is making toward reducing healthcare-associated infections.Oct 31 BBC reportC diff statistics MRSA statisticslast_img read more

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