Southern Partnership Station 2011 Medical Team Visits Island in El Salvador

first_imgBy Dialogo February 28, 2011 A U.S. Navy medical team and U.S. Marine Corps engineers visited the Unidad de Salud medical clinic on the island of Zacatillo, El Salvador, to assess public health needs in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2011, on 17 February. The three Sailors and two Marines took a 30-minute boat ride from Puerto Corsain, El Salvador, to meet with medical officials at their sole medical clinic to discuss capabilities and limitations for providing quality medical care to 2,000 island residents. “Basically, we wanted to see firsthand how they provide care, and evaluate our ability to work together and partner to provide the best public health for the men, women and children who live here,” said Cmdr. David Blazes, SPS 2011 senior medical officer. “We view this as a positive step toward improving the services we offer our patients,” said Karen Ivania Ponce, Unidad de Salud primary care provider. “Our resources and funding are very limited, so we often face challenges which make it difficult to do our jobs.” After a briefing and tour of the facility by Ponce and her staff, the service members’ attention shifted toward key concerns by island residents and medical clinic staff. “The biggest problem we face here is potable water,” said Rafael Antonio Martinez, Unidad de Salud head nurse practitioner. “We have three wells used to provide water throughout the island, but we don’t have a quality filtering system, which allows bacteria and disease to travel through our water.” Because of the uncertainty and lack of ability to produce purified water, all residents are required to boil their water prior to consumption. There is also a limit on production capabilities, and residents are only provided with 18 gallons of water per week. The water provided is used for bathing, cooking, cleaning and drinking. “This is a very important issue here, because water is critical to life,” said Corp. Robert Wrobleski, 2nd Marine Logistics Group water support technician. “We’re evaluating their equipment and procedures, and offering recommendations to improve their filtering process.” “Hopefully being able to walk through the streets of our town, and see our wells and purification process, will help in developing a joint plan to end this problem and provide limitless clean water to our people,” said Ponce. The team of service members spent five hours on the island walking and talking with residents prior to heading back to High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) to draft plans and document recommendations. “There is so much value in these site assessments, because it allows us to gain an in-depth knowledge of how and what we can do, to provide assistance and continue to build and sustain enduring relationships with the El Salvadorian government,” said Blazes. SPS 11 is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. The mission’s primary goal is information sharing with navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the region. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (COMUSNAVSO), is the naval component command for U.S. Southern Command and is responsible for all naval personnel and assets in the area of responsibility. COMUSNAVSO conducts a variety of missions in support of the U.S. maritime strategy, including theater security cooperation, relationship building, humanitarian assistance and disaster response, community relations, and counter-illicit trafficking operations.last_img read more

TLP to report on Welsh tidal lagoons’ progress

first_imgSwansea Bay tidal lagoon illustration (Photo: TLP) Cardiff University’s Innovation Network has organized a free-to-attend event on the progress made with the development of Swansea and Cardiff tidal lagoon projects.The event, to be held on September 6, 2017, will feature Mark Shorrock, the Chief Executive Officer of Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP), the company behind the proposed tidal lagoons, who will give an update on the projects and the associated opportunities.“The Swansea Bay and Cardiff Tidal Lagoons offer huge potential for Wales and the UK. The green light from Government will give first-mover advantage in a new global industry, capable of scaling to sustain tens of thousands of skilled manufacturing and construction jobs – potentially 71,000 jobs will be sustained at the fleet’s peak construction,” it is stated on the event page.As reported earlier, the 320MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project was awarded a Development Consent Order in 2015 and is currently being prepared for construction.The £1.3 billion Swansea ‘pathfinder’ project will act as a blueprint for a program of larger tidal infrastructure to generate renewable electricity at a scale, and is said to be capable of meeting the annual electricity requirement of 90% of the homes in Swansea Bay.The Cardiff tidal lagoon project, currently in design phase with a 2019 target for planning application, is estimated to be able to provide enough electricity to power the equivalent to every home in Wales with its 3GW potential installed capacity.Cardiff University’s Innovation Network was founded with the mission to develop a stronger network of links between industry and academia in order to promote innovation and collaboration.last_img read more

NPFL: Plateau Utd Edge Rivers Utd 1-0 to Reclaim Top Spot

first_imgThe shock result however came out of Lafia where Nasarawa United shook off initial jitters to peg back Abia Warriors.According to www.npfl.ng reports Plateau United laboured very hard to earn the win over fellow title contenders Rivers United at the New Jos Stadium.An early goal from Ibrahim Mustapha in the third minute ensured the Jos side returned to the top of the NPFL after a brief spell trailing Lobi Stars on the log.At the Tafawa Belowa Stadium in Bauchi,  Dakadda FC missed a chance to get into the top three after being held 1-1 by Wikki Tourists.Jackson Daniel scored for the hosts in the 68th minute while Ajayi Olawafemi equalized in the 87th minute for DakkadaDakkada are still 4th on the NPFL table while Wikki are 14th.Heartland cemented their place in the Top Ten of the NPFL after a hard fought 1-0 win over Sunshine Stars at Okigwe.An early goal from Abiodun Thompson was defended all through for the Maze Millionaires to win all three points and move up to seventh on the table.Kano Pillars extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches in the NPFL after a routine 2-0 win over strugglers Adamawa United.Auwalu Ali Malam gave the Sai Mai Gida the lead in the 41st minute while Achibi Ewenike ensured all three points for Pillars with the second goal in 54th minute.The win moves Pillars to 8th on the log while Adamawa United are rooted to the bottom of the NPFL.At the Lafia City Stadium, Nasarawa United moved out of the relegation zone after coming from behind to defeat Abia Warriors 3-1.Emmanuel Ugwuka gave the Warriors the lead in the 3rd minute but Solomon Chidi equalized for Nasarawa United in the 28th minute while Solomon Chidi put them ahead in the 43rd minute.Katoh Haggai sealed all three points for Nasarawa United when he scored the third goal in the 75th minute.There were also wins for Kwara United who defeated MFM 1-0 while FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Akwa United played out a goalless draw at Nnewi.MATCHDAY 18Jigawa GS 1-0 LobiIfeanyiubah 0-0 Akwa UtdHeartland 1-0 SunshineK’Pillars 2-0 Adamawa UtdKwara Utd 1-0 MFM FCPlateau Utd 1-0 Rivers UtdWikki 1-1 DakkadaNasarawa Utd 3-1 A’WarriorsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Plateau United are back to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after edging close rivals, Rivers United 1-0 yesterday in the Match-day 18 clash in Jos.The climb to the top is also a fallout of defeats to Lobi Stars and Sunshine Stars and failure of Akwa United and Dakkada to secure a win in Nnewi and Bauchi.last_img read more

Girls indoor track Lakers finish third at Arcaro meet

first_imgThe other athlete was disqualified, but Johnson’s superb time and place were lost. Teammates Molly Dolan (48.47 seconds) and Ella Huftalen (49.61) still combined for third in the event but Johnson’s effort would have put them in first in the event and second overall in the meet.The Lakers’ distance runners also posted a strong meet with Molly Hart (11:56.0) and Claire Braaten (12:29.12) teaming up for second in the 3,000-meter run. Braaten (5:46.67) returned to combine with Nadia Segall (5:45.61) for second in the 1,500, while Hart (3:40.34) also scored again with Carley Lounsbury (3:34.51) leading them to fourth in the 1,000-meter run.The 4×800 meter relay of Mia Chesbrough, Julia Reff, Anna Reger and Peyton Basic posted the Lakers’ best time of the season (11:23.24) to capture fourth. The 4×400 team of Grace Dolan (1:05.9 split), Ainsly Schug (1:07.4), Riley Knapp (1:09.9) and Melanie Michael (1:08.2) also ran Cazenovia’s best time of the year to earn third in 4:31.47.Basic returned to partner with Grace Dolan for third in the 600-meter run relay while Michael posted a career best of 9.60 seconds to lead Cazenovia to a second place finish in the 55-meter hurdles. Katie Whitney (10.17 seconds) and Bonnie Pittman (10.64) also ran personal best times in the hurdles.Claire Edwards led the Lakers in the field events, placing fourth in the shot put field as an individual (28 feet 8 inches) and teaming with Lily Sorbello for fourth as a relay. That duo also combined for fifth in the weight throw.Chloe Smith led Cazenovia in the jumps, hitting 14’10” in the long jump to combine with Kylie Anthony for fourth as a team. Anthony (29’3″) and Pittman (28’4″) each posted personal bests in the triple jump to earn third as a relay.Carley Lounsbury and Christina Brown each cleared 6’6″ in the pole vault to capture third as a duo while Katie Pavelchak (4’3″) and Kiara Dolan (4 feet) earned fourth in the high jump relay to round out the Lakers’ scoring.Missing some key athletes due to holiday travel at the Arcaro meet, the Lakers will hope to be back to full strength on Friday as they travel to Utica College’s Hutton dome for the first time this season to compete against the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association schools.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Cazenoviagirls indoor track Cazenovia’s sprinters led the way for the team as all of its athletes “knocked off the rust” after a two week break in competition due to the holidays. The 4×200 meter relay team of Chloe Smith, Riley Knapp, Madison Jones and Savannah Johnson captured first place in a time of 1:56.36.Smith (7.78 seconds) and Johnson (7.81) each ran season bests in the 55-meter dash as they teamed up to place second in the event in the relay-style meet. Katie Whitney was close behind, running a personal best of 8.00 to finish fifth overall as an individual in the field.Johnson was on her way to her fastest clocking of the year in the 300-meter dash, moving into first place as she entered the final stretch when she was tripped up by an opposing athlete, sending her down hard to the surface of the track prior to the finish.center_img by Kurt WheelerThe Cazenovia girls indoor track team placed third in the 14-team field in the afternoon session of Saturday’s John Arcaro Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena.Class AA power Fayetteville-Manlius took first with 124 points and Class B rival Westhill scored 104 to edge out the Lakers (101) for second. A bad break on just one event was the margin between places for the girls.last_img read more

Powakaddy strengthens partnership with England Golf

first_img PowaKaddy, the number one name in electric trolley function, design and performance confirmed today that it has built on its partnership with England Golf following the presentation of a new fleet of PK SPORT models to the Boys Squad. The brand’s award-winning powered cart will now be used by country’s finest U18 talent as they practice and compete on official duty for their country.PowaKaddy recently reaffirmed its support of England’s emerging young prospects by signing a new multi-year agreement in March to continue in its role as ‘Official Trolley Supplier’ to England Golf. Now every member of the Main and Boys Squads have been equipped with PowaKaddy’s flagship PK SPORT model, featuring a whole host of innovative design features and performance boosting technologies to ensure they have the very best equipment as they take to the course. PowaKaddy has also customised all trolleys with all-white frames embossed with the striking, new England Golf logo to specifically match the national team colours.Simon Homer, PowaKaddy’s Sales and Marketing Director commented, “We are delighted that the next level of emerging talent will now be using our cutting-edge PK SPORT model and have no doubt that they will all benefit from the performance and fitness benefits of using an electric trolley throughout the season. Our relationship with England Golf is extremely important to everyone within the company and we are keen to play a part in the development of young golfers that I am sure we will soon see playing at the very highest level.”“I am personally a big advocate of all of our squad members using electric trolleys when they are competing, so naturally the announcement that PowaKaddy was to provide our Boys Squad with a new fleet of PK SPORT was a significant one,” said Hugh Marr, the England Boys Squad Lead Coach. “We have begun the season well and I am confident that the players will now gain an instant advantage by using an electric trolley, conserving more energy and avoiding niggling injuries that may occur from carrying.”The award-winning PK SPORT trolley that the Boys Squad will be using is a state-of-the-art electric trolley that combines strong and lightweight materials with a powerful yet whisper quiet 200 watt motor, for the ultimate in performance and reliability. A host of practical features come together to make the it the market leading brand’s most complete design and the only choice for the UK’s finest amateur players.For further information visit www.PowaKaddy.com 31 May 2012 Powakaddy strengthens partnership with England Golf last_img read more

Pitt rallies, upsets No. 24 Notre Dame 28-21

first_imgPittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) runs the ball past Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith (9) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)by Will GravesAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) – James Conner ran for two short touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 9:36 remaining as Pittsburgh upset No. 24 Notre Dame 28-21 Saturday night.Tom Savage passed for 243 yards and two scores to Devin Street as the Panthers (5-4) took advantage of some sloppy play by the Fighting Irish (7-3) to end Notre Dame’s four-game winning streak. Pittsburgh wide receiver Devin Street (15) is greeted by teammate Tyler Boyd (23) after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 28-21.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)The Irish turned it over three times, including a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions by Tommy Rees. Rees completed 18 of 39 for 318 yards and two touchdowns but was picked off by Pitt’s Ray Vinopal on consecutive passes in the final quarter.TJ Jones caught six passes for 149 yards and a touchdown and ran for another but Notre Dame’s hopes for a Bowl Championship Series bowl bid vanished in a sloppy final 15 minutes.The previous five meetings between the two schools had been decided by six points or less, including a triple-overtime escape by the Irish last year in South Bend that kept their perfect regular season alive.The Panthers blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead and a short field goal in overtime that would have pulled off the upset.This time, Pitt kept its composure and provided coach Paul Chryst with his first signature win since taking over nearly two years ago.last_img read more

Westport Winery Wins Double Gold In Seattle

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryAt the Seattle Wine Awards, Washington State’s most prestigious wine recognition program, Westport Winery earned a double gold medal for their 2011 Pinot Gris called Fleur de Lis. This wine was made from grapes harvested at Airfield Estates Vineyards in Sunnyside, Washington. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits Hoquiam’s 7th Street Theater.Westport also received a gold medal for their most popular red blend called Jetty Cat. This wine combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA).To round out the event, Westport earned a gold medal on Maritime Moscato a lightly sparkling Muscat from Upland Vineyards in Washington’s Snipes Mountain AVA. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Northwest Carriage Museum.For Westport this adds their list of double gold awards for 2013 to six, exemplifying young winemaker, Dana Roberts’ efforts to place this parents’ winery in the top echelon of Washington wineries.Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with the outdoor sculpture garden, grape maze, and bakery, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Come see for yourself why Westport was named the 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest, voted 2010, 2012 and 2013 Best Wine Tour by King 5 Evening Magazine viewers, and Best Wine in Grays Harbor by The Daily World.The winery, bakery, gift shop, nursery, and restaurant open daily at 11 a.m. with lunch offered daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and dinner reservations are recommended by calling 360-648-2224.last_img read more

Ready, Set, Go: The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug Race!

first_imgBin of Trackables entered into The Great Geocaching Block Party Travel Bug RaceUnd so fängt alles an – Das Große Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug®–Rennen! Heute entlassen wir die bei der Block Party 2012 gesammelten Trackables in den Geocaching.com–HQ–Cache. Diese Trackables müssen mindestens 2013 Meilen reisen, um ihr Travel Bug–Ziel zu erreichen und eine große Geschenktüte voll mit Geocaching.com–Artikeln zu gewinnen. Außerdem müssen sie vor der Geocaching Block Party 2013 zum Geocaching.com–HQ in Seattle zurückkehren. Die Trackables treten außerdem in diesen Disziplinen gegeneinander an:Als Schnellster TB zurück zum HQ (nach zurücklegen der Mindestentfernung)TB mit den meisten MeilenTB mit den meisten bereisten LändernTB mit dem besten BildTB mit dem besten LogeintragTB, der von den meisten Geocachern transportiert wurdeTB mit dem kreativsten “Hitchhiker” (am TB befestigter Gegenstand)Lackeys [Geocaching.com–Mitarbeiter] nehmen auch am großen Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug®–Rennen teil, jedoch ohne Anspruch auf Preise. Verfolge diesen Blogbeitrag, um diese Power–Rennteilnehmer in Aktion zu sehen. Wir wünschen Deinem Travel Bug viel Erfolg und möge das Glück stets mit Dir sein.Die Gewinner werden bei der Block Party 2013 bekanntgegeben. Wenn Du nächstes Jahr am Wettbewerb teilnehmen willst, musst Du Deinen Trackable persönlich bei der Block Party am 17. August 2013 in Seattle, WA abgeben.Ein besonderes Lob geht an Narilka für ihren Beitrag zu diesem großartigen Trackable–Logbuch. SharePrint RelatedThe Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug RaceAugust 17, 2012In “Community”Coming Down the Homestretch: The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug RaceAugust 14, 2013In “Community”Announcing the Victors of The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug RaceAugust 27, 2013In “Community” Geocacher Division:Geocacher–Abteilung:Lackey Division:Lackey–Abteilung:ADDITIONAL TRACKABLE STORIES:Zusätzliche Trackable Geschichten:Shareyour Trackable stories for a chance to win a rare and covetedMoun10bike Trackable.Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win the rare and coveted Moun10bike coinTeile jetzt Deine Trackable-Geschichten mit anderen und habe die Chance auf diesem seltenen und begehrten Moun10Bike Trackable.Shop Now to Find Trackable Week Discounts of 10% or MoreFinde jetzt Rabatte von 10% oder mehr während der Trackable-Woche(Für Trackables von teilnehmenden Anbietern)Learn and share Trackable EtiquettePrüfe und schaue Dir die Trackable Etikette anCheck out the Travel Bug that’s traveled far enough to circle the globe 8 times… and is still moving (and moving, and moving…)Schau Dir den Travel Bug an, der so weit gereist ist, um den Globus 8 Mal zu umrunden… und er ist immer noch unterwegs (und bewegt sich und bewegt sich…)Watch the 4 videos that will show your everything-you-ever-needed-to-know-about-Trackables.Entdecke die Grundlagen der Trackables… von der Aktivierung bis zum auf die Reise schicken. Share with your Friends:More One of the Travel Bug RacersAnd so it begins – The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug® Race! Today we will release Trackables collected at the 2012 Geocaching Block Party into the Geocaching.com HQ cache. To fulfill their Travel Bug destiny and win a great grab bag of Geocaching.com swag and merchandise, these trackables must travel a minimum of 2013 miles and return to Geocaching.com HQ in Seattle prior to the 2013 Geocaching Block Party. Additionally, these TBs will compete in the following categories:Fastest TB back to HQ (after traveling the minimum mileage)TB with the most mileageTB to travel to the most countriesTB with the best pictureTB with the best log entryTB with the most geocachers who moved the TBTB with the most creative Hitchhiker (item the TB is attached to)Lackeys will be competing in the The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug® Race as well, but not eligible for prizes. Keep an eye on this blog post to check out these power racers in action. Best of luck to your Travel Bug and may the odds be ever in your favor.The winners will be announced at the 2013 Block Party. If you would like to enter next year’s competition, you must present your trackable in-person at the 2013 Block Party, which will be held in Seattle, WA  on August 17, 2013.last_img read more


first_imgThe ATA Merchandise shop has been shipping orders world-wide in recent weeks, with the amount and mailing distance of customers increasing rapidly. Over the last few weeks the ATA office has mailed orders for Touch balls, videos, coaching manuals, shoes, clothing and more to countries such as France, Canada, England, the USA (Las Vegas to be precise), South Africa, Japan, Samoa, New Zealand, China and Thailand. International countries are especially fond of coaching equipment and Touch balls, as they promote the sport within their International schools, as well as amongst their local people, with China being the biggest purchaser, grabbing 100 Touch balls with each order. The online shop is a great resource for serving the Touch needs of countries around the world, as well as those in all regions of Australia. Anyone can use the shop, simply by jumping online and following the links through to the shop. That new pair of shoes, referees uniform, drink bottle, t-shirt, trucker hat, beanie or Touch ball (plus a whole lot more) could be in the mail within just a couple of days, by using the online shop. To use the shop simply click on the `Merchandise’ link on the ATA homepage and then use the ATA Shop Link to shop to your heart’s content! Any enquiries about the shop can be sent to Kristy at [email protected]last_img

James Cromwell To Be Honored At Private AwardsSeason Bash At Sublime

first_imgIt’s the height of the awards season, and film and television icon James Cromwell is to receive PETA’s annual Hero to Animals Award at a special dinner honoring him on Thursday at South Florida’s Sublime Restaurant & Bar.When: Thursday, January 11, 5:30 p.m.Where: Sublime Restaurant & Bar, 1431 N. Federal Hwy., Fort LauderdaleThe outspoken Babe and American Horror Story star teamed up with PETA to take over SeaWorld’s “Orca Encounter” show, narrated gripping exposés of cruelty in the horse-racing and pig factory farming industries, and marched against experiments on cats at the University of Wisconsin and monkey shipments by Air France. A vegan since getting to know the pig who played Babe, Cromwell says that he can’t wait to try Sublime’s vegan key lime cheesecake.“We’re honoring James Cromwell for his unerring social activism for animals,” says PETA Honorary Director Nanci Alexander. “He offers a strong and clear voice of freedom for captive marine mammals, cats and primates held in laboratory cages, and pigs who are abused and slaughtered for food. His kindness to all beings, great and small, makes the world a better place.”For more information, please visit PETA.org or SublimeRestaurant.com.last_img read more