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UVM Medical Group at Fletcher Allen announces research award grants

first_imgThe University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen announced the winners of four new Medical Group awards at the practice’s annual holiday reception held December 7, 2010. The awards, newly created to highlight Fletcher Allen’s academic mission and recognize the outstanding work of UVM/Fletcher Allen faculty, each carry a $1,500 cash award and $6,000 block grant related to the award’s focus.Allyson Bolduc, M.D., associate professor of family medicine, was named CME (Continuing Medical Education) Educator of the Year in recognition of her role of course director for the long-standing and highly successful Family Medicine Review Course from 2006 through 2009. Under Dr. Bolduc’s direction, attendance at the longest-running family medicine conference in the country grew by approximately 30 percent.Barry Heath, M.D., professor of pediatrics, director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and chief, Division of Inpatient and Critical Care at Vermont Children’s Hospital, was named GME (Graduate Medical Education) Teacher of the Year for his unique and innovative teaching of medical residents and fellows. Dr. Heath is described by residents and fellows as an enthusiastic teacher who is patient with new learners and communicates well with the health care teamChristopher Huston, M.D., associate professor of infectious disease, was named Junior Researcher of the Year. This award honors a researcher who is less than 10 years out from graduation from residency or fellowship training. The author of 18 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Huston’s research focuses on the molecular basis for the pathogenesis of invasive infection by an intestinal amoeba that is the second leading protozoan cause of death in the world.Hillel Panitch, M.D., professor of neurology, was named Senior Researcher of the Year. This award honors a researcher who is more than 10 years out from graduation from residency or fellowship training. Dr. Panitch, who passed away on December 23, 2010, served as director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Fletcher Allen for ten years. He made seminal research contributions in defining the pathophysiology and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. His animal studies suggested that MS is an autoimmune disease; human studies confirmed this and revealed disease mechanisms that led to interventional therapies that are now the standard of care worldwide.Burlington, Vt. – The University of Vermontlast_img read more

Bigham overcomes his nerves to lift Reid Trophy

first_img7 Aug 2014 Bigham overcomes his nerves to lift Reid Trophy Despite a nervous final round of 75, Harry Bigham won the Reid Trophy in front of a large and enthusiastic gallery in the Staffordshire sunshine at Enville.The 14 year old from the Redbourn club in Hertfordshire finished on three under par 213, three strokes clear of his playing partners, Tadeas Tetak from Slovakia and Thomas Boulanger from France.Bigham (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) was the only player on the leaderboard in red figures and he deserved his victory after leading from start to finish. “I wasn’t expecting to win,” he said. “I came here just hoping to finish in the top ten but this has surpassed my expectations.“I didn’t play well in the final round. After two under par rounds, I wasn’t happy with today’s performance. I wasn’t nervous when I teed off and I felt confident after the first two rounds. But when I saw the crowds today I got a bit twitchy.”That was underlined when he came home in 40 strokes without a single birdie. But he had a cushion of four shots at one stage on the back nine and only a complete disaster would have denied him the title.Nerves also played a part with Bigham’s mother Clare. She refused to watch his round, only departing the comfort of the clubhouse to witness his final putt when she was assured he would win.Bigham began the day on six under, four clear of Boulanger and five ahead of Tetak. He went out in 35 to go five in front on seven under and despite showing maturity beyond his tender years; his play began to falter a little on the homeward stretch.A dropped shot at ten was followed by three putts at 12. Fortunately for him, his closest rivals were finding things just as difficult and were unable to assert pressure as they were dropping shots themselves.With three hole to play, Bigham was still four clear but he skied his three-wood tee shot at the 208-yard 16th which cleared the lake but came up short and led to another dropped shot.He got up-and-down superbly from left of the green at 17 then there was more drama at the par-five last.Taking an iron off the tee, he left himself a lot to do. His second shot finished on a mound and from there he pulled his approach into sand, his ball striking a rake and finishing just under the lip. He could afford a double bogey and still win and when he came out long, two putts for another bogey was enough to see him home.“I knew the situation and that I had shots in hand,” Bigham added. “I knew a double bogey would be O.K. but I played rubbish on the back nine.”We shall hear more of Bigham in the years to come as we will Tetak, who finished with 73, and Boulanger, who returned a closing 74.Ireland’s Sean Enright posted the lowest round of the day, 68 to finish fourth on 217, one over par, while Charlie Daughtrey from Rotherham was fifth on 220 after a 71.What made Bigham’s victory all the more rewarding was that he was playing off a handicap of four when there were several lads off scratch in the field.He now gets automatic entry into next year’s English Boys under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy along with the other leading five players.For full scores and more information visit the championship webpage.last_img read more

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first_img SAinfo reporter Reviewed: March 2014 Check our link list for application procedures, reception offices, contacts, advice, and support organisations:Immigration Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materialcenter_img Department of Home Affairs: www.dha.gov.zaGeneral information on permanent residency: www.dha.gov.za/permanent-resImmigrations Act, 2002Hotline for enquiries about the Act: 0800 60 11 90SA representatives abroad: www.dfa.gov.za (embassies, liaison officers, etc)Note: Forms are no longer available via the Department of Home Affairs website. Only original application forms are accepted. Contact Home Affairs for more information.Refugees and asylum-seekersDepartment of Home Affairs: www.dha.gov.zaConsortium for Refugees and Migrants in SA: www.cormsa.org.zaLawyers for Human Rights: www.lhr.org.zaParalegal Advice: www.paralegaladvice.org.zaUN Refugee Agency: www.unhcr.orgUNHCR South Africa: Country operations profile – South AfricaSA Human Rights Commission: www.hrc.org.zaUCT Refugee Rights: www.refugeerights.uct.ac.zaCape Town Refugee Centre: www.ctrc.co.zaCentre for Study of Violence and Reconciliation: www.csvr.org.zaSonke Gender Justice Network: www.genderjustice.org.zaThe Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training & Advocacy: www.aresta.org.zalast_img read more

Rafael Nadal: Andy Murray will be a big loss, but the game goes on

first_imgStephen Curry moves to third on all-time 3-point list MOST READ Spain’s Rafael Nadal gestures during a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)MELBOURNE, Australia— Rafael Nadal knew it was inevitable that sooner or later the Big Four would become the Big Three.That Andy Murray is the first of the long-time leading four in men’s tennis to signal the end of his career is something Nadal has to keep in perspective.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “But being honest, when somebody like him, that he achieved almost everything in his tennis career, is suffering like he’s doing for such a long time already … probably he does the right thing for his mental health.”Nadal has missed long periods of tennis because of injuries throughout his career, still managing to amass 17 major titles, but has never contemplated a date for retirement.“I didn’t arrive to that point. I am a positive guy. I always had the feeling that we’ll fix it,” he said. “But, of course, there is periods of time that you don’t see the light. Is tough.”Federer has credited improvements in travel, in nutrition and in life balance for giving modern tennis players the ability to extend their careers well into their 30s. He was 35 and coming off a long injury layoff when he revived his career with an Australian Open title in 2017. He successfully defended the title last year, his 20th major.Nadal’s plan for longevity revolves around playing fewer tournaments and resting whenever he has persistent injuries. That became less of an option for Murray, who is contemplating further surgery just to cut down on the pain he feels when he’s doing such simple things as putting on his shoes and socks.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The No. 2-ranked Nadal enters the Australian Open as a legitimate title contender along with No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 3-ranked Roger Federer, both six-time champions at Melbourne Park. Nadal is 32. Djokovic turns 32 in May, a week or so after Murray. Federer is 37.Five-time finalist Murray plans to start the tournament in Australia, but he has conceded it could be his last after 20 months of struggling to overcome a long-time injury. The severe pain from his surgically repaired right hip is restricting his movement and he has already flagged he’ll retire after Wimbledon — if he can keep playing that long.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMurray practiced on Saturday at Melbourne Park not long before Nadal appeared at a news conference to talk about his health after three months out of competitive tennis and his prospects at the Australian Open, the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments that he hasn’t won at least twice.“Yeah, of course is very bad news,” Nadal said of Murray’s tearful news conference the previous day. “Will be a very important loss for us, for the world of tennis, for the tour, for the fans, even for the rivals that he have been part of a great rivalry between the best players for a long time, and a great competitor. LATEST STORIES View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening “Seems like he had not very long career because today players are playing that long. But he’s 31 — 10 years ago, if he retired at 31, we will say he had a great and very long career,” Nadal said. “We will miss him. But today is him. Tomorrow another one. We are not 20 anymore. Our generation, everyone is more than 30s.”The Big Four have dominated the men’s circuit for more than a decade and shared around the major titles with few exceptions, such as Stan Wawrinka’s wins at the 2014 Australian Open, the 2015 French and the 2016 U.S Open, and Marin Cilic’s victory at the 2014 U.S. Open.There’s a crop of other players coming through, including No. 4-ranked Sasha Zverev, but much of the attention in the first the couple of days at Melbourne Park will be on Nadal, Murray and Djokovic — who went through juniors together — and Federer.Nadal will open against Australian James Duckworth in the second match Monday on Rod Laver Arena. Federer has a night match against Denis Istomin on the same center court.Murray is scheduled to play No. 22-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday at Melbourne Arena, the third of the show courts. Djokovic is on the other side of the draw and will start on Day 2.Nadal recalled a younger Murray — “a little bit a bad boy” — in the under-13s and 14s, but was full of praise for how his Scottish friend had evolved.“At the end of the day you appreciate a lot your rivals because you shared lot of important moments in our lives,” he said. “I always had good relationship with him. We shared courts in the most important stadiums in the world, competing for the most important things. That’s impossible to forget.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

French Open: Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski storm into mixed doubles final

first_imgIndian star Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski registered a straight sets victory to enter the final of the mixed doubles category at the French Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday.The Indo-Canadian pair sent the third seeded duo of France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic crashing out with a 7-5, 6-3 verdict in the semi-finals.Bopanna and Dabrowski survived a tough challenge from Hlavackova and Edouard in the opening set before dominating the second set to earn a shot at the title.The seventh seeded Indo-Canadian combination will meet the unseeded pair of Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Robert Farah in the final.Groenefeld and Farah defeated Casey Dellacqua of Australia and American Rajeev Ram 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-5 in the other semi-final.If he does prevail in the final, Bopanna will become only the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam title.The legendary Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza are the only Indians to have clinched Grand Slam titles.Bopanna entered the final of a Grand Slam tournament after a gap of seven years.He qualified for the Grand Slam final of his career in 2010 when he and Pakistani parter Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi entered the title clash of the US open.The Indo-Pakistan combination had registered several superb performances in that tournament, including a straight sets win over second seeds Daniel Nestor and Zimonjic in the third round.However, the 16th seeds ran into the legendary duo of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the final.advertisementBopanna and Qureshi put up a brave fight before going down 6-7, 6-7 to the top seeded Bryan brothers who were also World No.1 at that time.last_img read more

Australian Trans Tasman Teams Announced

first_imgMen’s Open Kristin BossCharlotte CaslickEmilee CherryJenna HitchKristy JuddJessica McCallNicole McHughBianca MounseyLeah PercyKirsty QuinceAshleigh Quinlan Alicia Quirk Peta RogersonMarikki WategoLouise WinchesterKelly WoodsPeter Bell – CoachShelley Matcham – Manager Mixed Open Jamie ChanMichael ChapmanMichael LawCameron NichollsRoy PrasadSebe ReyMichael SinghDylan ThompsonTrent ToumaPeter WatkinsKristy BrennanGemma EtheridgeNikki EtheridgeKylie HilderSarah PeattieSarah Spacie Micheal Lovett – Coach Manu Wakely – Assistant CoachMathew Gilbertson – Manager The following Australian referees have been named to officiate in the series:David BaggioDale Lawrence Michael Medlin Luke McKenzieAnthony Smith Related Files2012_trans_tasman_australian_teams_announced-pdf Australia’s Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open teams have been announced today following a training camp in Sydney earlier this month. 16 players will debut for Australia at an Open level in the series which will be played at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012. The three-test series sees the fierce rivals meet for the first time since the 2011 World Cup finals, which saw Australia narrowly defeat New Zealand in each of the three Open divisions. The rivalry between the two nations is as fierce as ever following the reintroduction of the Trans Tasman Series three years ago, with the teams meeting annually since 2009. Australia took a clean sweep of the three divisions in the 2009 and 2010 Trans Tasman Series and will be hoping to continue its impressive record in Mudgee, while New Zealand is determined to reverse the result and cause an upset to the Australian teams in their own backyard. The following players have been named in the Australian Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open sides: Daniel BartonWillie BishopStuart BriertyScott BuckleyTerry DeeganNick GoodDylan HennesseyTroy MalcolmBen MoylanRobert NakhlaJonathan PalauMatt ProwseSteve RobertsMatt Tope Dan Withers Anthony ZiadeTony Trad – CoachPaul Sfeir – Assistant CoachGary Rose – Manager Women’s Open last_img read more

Video: Jason Whitlock Says Ciara’s Cleavage Shows She’s “Thirsty” From Not Having Sex With Russell Wilson

first_imgJason Whitlock discusses Jim Harbaugh on Speak For Yourself.twitterYep, the article title here says it all. Jason Whitlock, who now works for FOX Sports after leaving ESPN earlier this year, joined Colin Cowherd on his radio show earlier Wednesday to talk about his issue with Ciara’s decision to wear a somewhat revealing dress during her singing of the National Anthem ahead of Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Kristine Leahy attempted to defend the pop star, but it was to no avail.Whitlock insinuated that Ciara showed cleavage because she’s “thirsty” – Urban Dictionary definition here – from not having sex with her boyfriend, Russell Wilson. Cowherd played [email protected] thought Ciara looked “thirsty.” @KristineLeahy defended her & @ColinCowherd wanted Mountain Dew. https://t.co/6HGJj10ih8— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 14, 2016Whitlock also claimed to like “thirsty women” and referenced a strip club chain in the segment.Somehow, we doubt Whitlock’s opinion will be a popular one.last_img read more

SAFF Championship Indian women storm into semifinals with 50 win over Sri

first_imgBiratnagar (Nepal): The Indian women’s football team sealed its place in the semifinals of the SAFF Championship with a resounding 5-0 win over Sri Lanka at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium here on Sunday. This result has extended India’s unbeaten run in the competition’s history to 21 games and secured the top spot in Group B. In the semifinals, India will take on Group A runners-up Bangladesh on Wednesday while hosts Nepal will face Sri Lanka in the other fixture. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenIndia’s five goals were scored by different players on Sunday. The four-time defending champions scored their first goal as early as in the fourth minute through winger Grace Dangmei. The goal was created through some fine work from Sanju down the left wing as she cut inside to unleash a shot that rattled the woodwork and fell to Grace, who headed in the rebound. Three minutes later, India doubled its lead, thanks to Sanju’s wing-play again. She broke down the left, past the defensive line and put in an inch-perfect cross, which was tapped in by an onrushing Sandhiya. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgeryIndia got another chance in the 17th minute, but Ratanbala’s effort was denied for offside. The opposition defence seemed to have regained its composure by then, with goalkeeper Wijerathna pulling off a couple of good saves and the Indians hitting the woodwork twice from distance. Led by Sanju, the Indians continued the good work and by the end of the first 45 minutes, added two more goals. In the 36th minute, Sanju ran past her marker yet again and put in a cross that caused havoc in the Sri Lankan defence. The ball eventually fell to Indumathi, who slammed it past the keeper into the goal. The fourth goal came on the stroke of half-time, this time from 12 yards out. Sanju’s cross struck the hand of a Sri Lankan defender and as the referee pointed straight to the spot and Sangita made no mistake. India went into the break with a four-goal cushion. The second period began in the same vein and Ratanbala, whose goal was cancelled earlier, got her name in the scoresheet with a powerful effort from inside the box. India continued to dominate possession and could have added another to its tally through Jabamani Tudu, who latched on to the ball from a free-kick and placed her effort just past the post. Dalima Chhibber and Ratanbala came close with long-range shots as well but were denied by the Sri Lankan custodian. The Indian women continued to create chances and control the tempo, and at the end picked up three points comfortably.last_img read more

Bengal to get new factory for production of ebicycles with an investment

first_imgKolkata: United Group, an export house operating from Falta Special Economic Zone in Bengal, is setting up a new factory for the production of electric bicycles with an investment of Rs 25 crore. The company plans to roll out e-bicycles in the next three to four months from this new unit. The catalogue for the entire range of the e cycles was inaugurated by Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh on Tuesday.”Environment friendly bikes and cycles are the need of the hour with vehicular pollution posing a serious health hazard in a city like Kolkata. The e-bicycles are being produced using advanced technology to ensure that they have good longevity,” Ghosh said. The e-bicycles which will be powered by advanced lithium ion battery and high-tech motors will be greatly beneficial for those interested in adventure sports with cycles. “Adventure sports with bicycles are very popular in Europe and is evoking great interest among the young generations in the country and Bengal too,” said MD of United Group Subir Ghosh. People from the urban areas are the prime target for these e-bicycles whose price will be in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 3,000. The company has set a target of producing such e-cycles worth Rs 50 crore in the first year since its inception. United Group that already has its manufacturing unit at Falta exports bicycles mainly to Europeon countries such as Poland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Spain , Holland, Slovenia to name a few and also in Indian markets. The company has recently completed the tender of Delhi Police for MTB bicycles custom built to their colour choice, specification and logo. The first lot of 700 will be used as a green pollution free endeavour of Delhi Police.last_img read more