OAS calls for further co-operation during PAHO meeting

first_img Share 8 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! NewsRegional OAS calls for further co-operation during PAHO meeting by: – September 27, 2011 Image via: topnews.inWASHINGTON, USA — The assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, joined health ministers, government officials and country representatives from around the world for the inauguration of the 51st Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, DC. PAHO, one of the longest-standing institutions of the inter-American system, met in annual session at the start of the week to analyze its actions and review policies.During his address, Ramdin acknowledged efforts by PAHO to co-ordinate and collaborate with various agencies within the Inter-American System. Pointing as well to the co-operation recently demonstrated by Caribbean countries at the United Nations which led to the passage of an historic resolution on non-communicable diseases, Ramdin said strategic collaboration among organizations and countries has now become essential. “We see the potential that can be realized from closer partnerships between organizations like ours. By linking our priorities on social matters and making them an integral part of the region’s policy agenda, we can effectively ensure that health dimensions are included in the region’s economic, social and political integration and cooperation efforts, providing a platform from which to better confront the challenges,” said Ramdin. According to the OAS official, security, development and even democracy are all affected if health-related concerns of a population are not fully addressed. “It is impossible to speak of full democracy when there are people who lack basic health and sanitation services. Good governance requires strong, effective and respected institutions capable of shaping and implementing public policies needed to reach all segments of the population,” said Ramdin. PAHO director Mirta Roses Periago said, “It is fundamental for us to respond appropriately to the changing needs of diverse populations. It requires concerted action, repurposing, adaptation and strengthening of health systems to increase responsiveness.”Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

STAFF : Caira becomes 1st pitcher in Syracuse, Big East history to reach 1,000 strikeouts

first_img Published on April 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Jenna Caira became the first Syracuse pitcher and the first in Big East history to notch 1,000 career strikeouts as the Orange (38-12, 15-4) swept a three-game series against Connecticut (21-26, 9-13) during the weekend.Caira reached the milestone in the bottom of the second inning when she struck out Huskies right fielder Marissa Guches looking.Caira pitched four innings, but re-entered the game in the bottom of the 10th inning to preserve a 4-3 win after more late-game heroics against a conference opponent.For the third time against a Big East team this season, Syracuse forced extra innings with a home run in the top of the seventh. Right fielder Lisaira Daniels tied the game at 3-3 with a solo home run to center field.In the top of the 10th inning, second baseman Stephanie Watts hit a leadoff triple. Watts scored on a single by Julie Wambold, giving SU the lead and opening the door for Caira to record her first save of the season in the bottom half of the inning.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCaira retired the Huskies to give Syracuse the win.Sunday’s win capped a dominant weekend for the Orange. Caira struck out 12 batters in a complete game shutout as SU won the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, 2-0.In the second game, pitcher Stacy Kuwik had a no-hitter broken up in the sixth inning, but she still managed to win her 10th consecutive decision in a 5-2 victory.Syracuse will play a nonconference doubleheader Tuesday at Niagara. The team then ends its regular season at home in a three-game series against South Florida.Track and fieldJarret Eaton won his heat of the 110-meter hurdles and Flings Owusu-Agyapong ran the eighth-best 100-meter dash at Philadelphia’s Penn Relays on Friday.Eaton’s 13.78-second finish was good for fifth place and is just 0.03 seconds short of his season high. Illinois’ Andrew Riley and LSU’s Barrett Nugent finished in first and second, respectively.Owusu-Agyapong placed third in her heat with a time of 11.71 seconds, which tied her season high. She finished behind Auburn’s Kai Selvon and Miami’s Tarika Williams.Senior Ieva Staponkute took fifth place overall in the triple jump with a leap of 11.99 meters.Freshman distance runner Jessie Petersen finished second in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 35:25.78, which qualified her for the Big East championships. Lauren Kersjes, Brenna Symoniak, Alexandra Clinton and KimberlySpano all placed in the top 12 of the event.Eaton, Jaquan Holland, Nathaniel Mercer and Jihaad Howard finished 18th in the 4×100 heats.SU athletes who qualified will compete in next weekend’s Big East Outdoor Championships in Tampa, Fla.RowingThe Syracuse women’s rowing team earned four second-place finishes this weekend at the Big East Double Dual regatta in Indianapolis, despite harsh water conditions and a lightning delay.In the grand final, the Orange crew finished .6 seconds behind No. 15 Notre Dame (6:41). Coxswain Kristina Herb led a crew of Gina Biascochea, Laura Adams, Ashley Marsh and Amy Ludovici to victory in a varsity four preliminary race, also against Louisville and Rutgers. They lost in the grand final to the Fighting Irish with a time of 7:55.7. In the second varsity four, the SU crew finished 11.4 seconds behind Notre Dame (7:56.8), finishing the 2,000-meter course in 8:08.2.The regatta was the team’s final tune-up for the Big East championship from May 12-13 in Mercer, N.J., where SU will face Louisville, Notre Dame, Rutgers and West Virginia, with Iowa also competing.-Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports stafflast_img read more

Police search for NFL’s Aldon Smith in domestic abuse case

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Michigan beats Purdue to win 2nd straight Big Ten Tournament LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders’ Aldon Smith cools off during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Oakland , Calif. Police are searching for suspended Smith, who is suspected of domestic violence. San Francisco police said Sunday, March 4, 2018, that Smith fled a San Francisco home Saturday night after someone called the police to report a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)SAN FRANCISCO — Police were searching for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who authorities said Sunday is suspected of domestic violence.Someone called 911 to report a domestic violence incident at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a San Francisco police spokesman said. He added Smith fled the San Francisco home before officers arrived.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games MOST READ Sgt. Michael Andraychak said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. Andraychak said investigators are asking for the public’s help finding him.The troubled linebacker has been arrested several times on charges of drunken driving, vandalism and illegal possession of assault rifles among other charges since the San Francisco 49ers drafted him in 2011 in the first round. The 49ers released him 2015 after he was arrested and charged with his third drunken driving in four years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Raiders signed him in 2015 and he played nine games for them until the NFL suspended him for substance abuse violations. The 28-year-old’s application to the NFL commissioner for reinstatement was initially denied in 2016 and is still pending. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View commentslast_img read more

SOLD: ‘Sports Illustrated’ getting facelift

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Mister Jones Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “The brand is reasonably untarnished,” O’Keefe said. “There are many ways to put meat onto this brand without stepping into something so problematic.” /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Under a transaction unveiled Monday, SI owner Meredith Corporation sold the brand’s intellectual property to Authentic Brands Group for $110 million.The deal grants ABG access to more than two million images owned by the magazine and website, as well as the “Sports Illustrated” brand for purposes such as events and conferences, video production and sports gambling, the companies said in news releases.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsEditorial control for the magazine and website will rest with Meredith for “at least two years,” with Merdith paying ABG an undisclosed licensing fee, according to a Meredith news release.“As one of the most iconic brands in sports media, SI is a cultural centerpiece with massive opportunities for growth across its burgeoning digital, TV and social platforms and industry-leading print magazine,” said Jamie Salter, founder and chief executive of ABG. With the ABG deal, Sports Illustrated sees a parallel to the strategy taken by publications such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, which have turned to conferences, travel seminars and podcasts as a means to raise funds for journalism.“We are now perfectly positioned, with the support and resources of ABG, to thrive in many other spaces: events and conferences, licensing, gambling and gaming, IP development, especially in video and TV, to name a few, all while continuing to benefit from Meredith’s industry-leading track record in operating media companies,” said SI Editor-in-Chief Chris Stone.Stone said the development of “independent, award-winning journalism and storytelling” remains the “heart of SI.”Gambling on gambling?However, some in sports journalism expressed concern about the future of the publication.“Really hope my colleagues get to keep doing the in-depth, high-end work that they do so well. So much talent and tradition at SI,” said New York Times tennis writer Christopher Clarey on Twitter.The announcement’s mention of gambling also raised concerns for Kelly O’Keefe, a professor of brand management at Virginia Commonwealth University.O’Keefe said monetizing the SI brand through quality sports programming was a logical extension for the company and could find a market with a company like Netflix that might want sports programming but has little direct expertise.But O’Keefe said SI’s interest in sports gambling was “worrisome” and potentially detrimental to the brand’s long-time value.Seven US states have legalized sports gaming since a monumental US Supreme Court decision a year ago, but the venture remains controversial in many circles. Companies such as Disney have kept their distance. LATEST STORIES “SI’s trusted name and fiercely devoted following set the stage for the brand to become a leader in lifestyle and entertainment.”Tough businessThe deal comes as magazines, as with newspapers, contend with diminishing readerships and advertising funds as more marketers commit dollars to online platforms.Such challenges have buffeted weekly publications such as Time, Fortune and Sports Illustrated, which were all sold to Meredith by Time in 2018.Sports Illustrated has long enjoyed unique cache in providing thoroughly reported and sharply-written accounts of just-completed games, as well as legacy-defining profiles of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and other stars. SI is also known for its sweeping narratives surrounding infamous figures such as Pete Rose, Mike Tyson and Tonya Harding.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Copies of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition sit for sale on a shelf at a bookstore, May 28, 2019, in New York City. Media company Meredith announced on Monday that it has agreed to sell the Sports Illustrated magazine brand to U.S-based entertainment company Authentic Brands Group for $110 million. AFPNEW YORK, United States — For decades, “Sports Illustrated” has played a unique role in chronicling major competitions like the Olympics and the highs and lows of athletic icons from Muhammad Ali to Serena Williams.But the fortunes of the 65-year-old magazine — known also for its annual swimsuit issue — will now be tied to a sale of the Sports Illustrated name that envisions re-fashioning the enterprise into a “leader in lifestyle and entertainment,” as its new owner put it.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:34Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 401:27Hontiveros says good conduct time being sold to favored inmates02:42PH 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 Krausslast_img read more

Babita Mahavir Phogat join BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: International wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat, whose struggle to coach her daughters in wrestling and their eventual success had inspired Hindi film Dangal, joined the BJP on Monday. Joining the party in the presence of Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju, party’s general secretary in charge of Haryana Anil Jain and its state chief Subhash Barala, Phogats heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, lauding him for abrogating Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The party believes that the induction of Phogats will help it in the poll-bound Haryana, a state they hail from. Assembly polls are expected in the state later this year. Arjuna awardee Babita Phogat told reporters that Modi had written history by scrapping Jammu and Kashmir’s special provisions and described herself as a “big fan” of him. Lauding the father-daughter duo, Rijiju called Babita a “youth icon” who has brought laurels to the country by bagging medals at several international events. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Her father is also an icon for coaching his daughters and making them international level wrestlers, he added. Jain said it was a very significant day for the Haryana BJP. After the Union government abrogated the J-K’s special status on last Monday, she had tweeted, “This day will always be remembered. Salute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Jai Hind.” 29-year-old Babita had also defended Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar after he courted a controversy on his “brides from Kashmir” remarks. “Manohar Lal Khattar ji has not made any such statement which portrays women wrongly and I urge the media not to distort his statement,”she had said. Mahavir Phogat, a Dronacharya awardee who was chief of the Jannayak Janata Party’s sports wing, said only Modi was capable of taking big decisions like “avenging” the Pulwama terror attack, which had killed over 40 CRPF personnel in February this year, or “repealing Article 370.” BJP media head Anil Baluni said Mahavir Phogat had lived the ideals of the central government’s scheme, ‘Beti bachao, beti padhao’, by coaching her four daughters as wrestlers against societal pressure of that time. Babita Phogat is a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and has also bagged medals at several international championships.last_img read more

Sandals winning over Barbados with all inclusive concept says Minister Sealy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:barbados, minister sealy, sandals Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Jul 2015 – Next on the stop, Barbados where Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, said they too have seen a spike in tourism figures mainly from the US and Canada. While Minister Sealy admits there was hesitation and push back from his countrymen because of the all-inclusive concept and the government incentives afforded Sandals; now there is a changing of heart among the people of Barbados as the company has proven it will share its guests with those outside of its 250 room resort and gain the country airlift on carriers like JetBlue and Air Canada. “The community at large is appreciating what Sandals is doing, I think the word is getting out there this is a small society. Sandals coming to Barbados would have been controversial for a number of reasons, perhaps unlike Turks and Caicos where you may not necessarily have had a lot of hotels and so on and Sandals/Beaches is big – we did have an established industry here that had a particular character and the all-inclusive was considered a bad word.” Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trappedlast_img read more

Pochettino cautious ahead of Everton clash

first_imgDespite their recent run of good form, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes they cannot get carried away and must work on their self-confidence.Tottenham have won eight out of their last 10 games in all competitions, and are now just six points off the top of the Premier League table, but Pochettino is not complacent as he understands how quickly results can change.“At the moment we are playing well, but the moment we lose games it’s going to turn quick. I know that very well. This is normal,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.“I try to understand everything. In this football club if some bad results arrive it’s going to turn again. All the positives will be reversed and become negatives.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We are happy, but not so happy. I think there’s still massive work to do. But when I say ‘worst feeling’ I don’t speak about the inside of the club. I talk about the perception outside.“We are still fragile, not solid enough as a club to support some good and some bad because the perception of the people can affect the club.“I think we are changing a lot and we are going to change, if we have time, to do that. But our self-belief is still so fragile.”last_img read more