Pain relievers and the COVID-19 vaccine could be a detrimental mix

first_imgMany people take an aspirin or ibuprofen before getting vaccinations, but health experts say pain relievers and the COVID-19 vaccine might not be a good mix.They say common over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen can possibly reduce the vaccine’s effectiveness if you take them before you get the shot.Common side effects like mild fever, headache, or pain at the injection site are actually proof any vaccine is working, not just the ones for COVID-19. Pain reliever medications are meant to weaken those side effects, but it can weaken how well the vaccine works in your body too. He said it is okay to take pain relievers after you get the vaccine. If you want a more natural alternative, try putting a cold compress or warm cloth over the injection site.Other vaccine resources: COVID-19 Vaccine county-by-county updatesGuide to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at PublixState launches website for COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+center_img June 15, 2021 AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineFGCU Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement“If we’re inhibiting the fever, it may be inhibiting some of these normal antibodies to develop, which will give us the protection against COVID-19 or influenza or any other number of vaccines that we’re supposed to take,” said FGCU Physician Assistant Studies Director Robert Hawkes.Hawkes said there is an important exception to that take on pain relievers and the COVID-19 vaccine.“If you’ve been prescribed or requested by your provider to take one of these medications on a regular basis, don’t stop it before you get the vaccine, continue to take it as normal,” he said.last_img read more

Big battle in store as Rathdowney-Errill and Camross lock horns

first_img Zane Keenan and his Camross side have gone to battle with Rathdowney-Errill many times over the years and they face into another huge battle this afternoon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCamrossCamross v Rathdowney-ErrillLaois SHC 2018Rathdowney-Errill Brought to you in association with St Canice’s Credit UnionThe biggest day in Laois club hurling is upon us and if recent years are anything to go by then we are in for quite a treat.Champions Camross and Rathdowney-Errill go head to head in O’Moore Park this afternoon with the Bob O’Keeffe Cup on the line. Camross are champions and are seeking a 26th title, Rathdowney-Errill are looking for a sixth in 13 years and first since 2014, their longest stretch without senior championship success since they claimed their first as a combined force in 2006.When you combine Rathdowney’s 18 titles with Errill’s two and Rathdowney-Errill’s five, they are equal with Camross on 25.Whatever way you interpret the record books, though, we should be in for a decent battle.No club has won Laois titles back-to-back since Castletown did five-in-a-row from 1999-2003 and you have to go back to 1993-1994 for the last time Camross retained the title. That’s quite a wait for a club with such a haul of championships.Failing to do back-to-backs will irk some in Rathdowney-Errill too, even if their record since 2006 has been incredible. What will probably gall the Camross crowd even more is that they haven’t beaten Rathdowney-Errill in a final, losing both the 2010 decider and 2014 final, when 13 points separated them.Camross are 60 minutes from claiming a second league and championship double in succession, a run of games and results that arguably isn’t appreciated and acknowledged enough in Laois.They have won the last two league titles in Laois (they beat Rathdowney-Errill in this year’s final back in July) and are back in the county final again for the fifth time in six years. While they may have lost their opening round game to Castletown Gaels, they have essentially faced knockout games in every outing since – against Rathdowney-Errill, Clough-Ballacolla and Borris-Kilcotton – and they’ve come up trumps on each occasion. If they win today, they’ll have won two championships in a row by beating all three of the other big guns along the way. That’s not to be sniffed at.Two years ago when the sides met in the replayed semi-final in what was their third championship clash of the season, Rathdowney-Errill won by a point. It denied Camross of a fourth final outing in a row but Camross have the upper hand in the rivalry since that game, winning all five meetings since – two championship, two regular league games and one league final.That’s a run of results Rathdowney-Errill will be dead keen to put an end to today.For John Delaney’s men, it represents their toughest challenge by far of the season. Due to a forgiving new group system in this year’s championship, they could afford to pick up just one point from their first two games and still go through thanks to a win over Castletown Gaels in their final group game.Indeed their win in that Castletown game sent them into the perceived softer side of the draw – and they had 28 points to spare over Abbeyleix in the quarter-final and then eight over an incredibly dogged Ballinakill side in the semi-final.Rathdowney-Errill hit 4-26 and 5-23 in those one-sided wins over Castletown and Abbeyleix but found it much harder to find scores against a defensive Ballinakill set up and needed a Paddy Purcell goal midway through the second half to send them on their way to a 1-15 to 0-10 win.Listen to our County Final podcast preview here Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Pinterest Community Pinterest WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Big battle in store as Rathdowney-Errill and Camross lock horns Home Hurling Club Hurling Big battle in store as Rathdowney-Errill and Camross lock horns HurlingClub HurlingSportGAA By Steven Miller – 7th October 2018 Community Previous articlePreviewing the Minor and Senior ‘A’ hurling championship finalsNext articleJob Alert: All of the recent job vacancies in Laois Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Who can we expect to win today? Will Rathdowney-Errill’s softer path to the final come against them in the heat of battle? Or have Camross gone to the well too often in the past two seasons? Can Camross cope with the expected loss of Gearoid Burke?Interestingly, the Camross team is much-changed from the side that won last year’s final. While most of the same players are still involved, the team certainly has a new look. Thomas Dunphy has taken over from Tadhg Doran in goals, they’ve a new full-back in Malvin Moloney, a new centre-back in Andrew Collier, a new midfield partnership and revamped forward line.Youngsters Andrew Mortimer, Mark Dowling, Oisin Bennett and Eoin Gaughan have all been rewarded with starting places this year. Dowling came off the bench to score a crucial goal in last year’s final and he’s hit goals in their last three games now as well. Bennett and Gaughan – a key part of last year’s minor-winning team – have injected new life to the forward line too with Gaughan chipping in with a couple of good points from play and Bennett getting goals in the wins over Rathdowney-Errill and Clough-Ballacolla.But we have a fancy for Rathdowney-Errill to do it. While they’re not without flaws, they have a fantastic team on paper, one packed with multiple championship winners and a serious spread of scorers.Noel Brennan, Brian Campion, Alan Delaney, Joe Fitzpatrick, John Purcell and Shane Dollard bring a wealth of experience, Ross King, Paddy Purcell and James Ryan are at the peak of their careers with club and county and young county men like Mark Kavanagh, Eric Killeen and Jack Kelly are improving all the time.They have also stiff competition for places in attack with different players coming to the fore on different occasions. Paddy McCane hit 1-3 against Clough-Ballacolla in Round 1, Tadhg Dowling scored five points from play against Castletown and Ray Bowe fired 1-5 against Abbeyleix. Yet none of them are guaranteed starters.Rathdowney-Erill may have gone back a bit in the last couple of seasons from the side that won the championship every second year for ten years. But it’s still only two years since they played out that epic against Borris-Kilcotton.They’re huge contributors to Laois teams and that may well come against them early in the year. But they’ve been all back under the club umbrella now for quite a while and our feeling is that they’re coming right at the real right time.It wouldn’t surprise us either way – but Rathdowney-Errill’s greater scoring options might just tip this one in their favour.Prediction: Rathdowney-ErrillToday’s Laois Shopping Centre SHC final throws in at 4pm in O’Moore ParkSEE ALSO – Excitement builds in Camross schools ahead of finallast_img read more

Mind your mind: How to reclaim your worries and perform better

first_imgCategories:Mind & BodyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Between finals, internships, jobs, friends, relationships and finances you may have a lot to think about. But sometimes these worries can become overpowering, until we can’t even focus on doing what we have to do right now in order to meet our goals for the future. The key may be in mindfulness—paying attention to where you are in this very moment and worrying only about doing the immediate tasks at hand. Learn more in this month’s issue of Student Health 101 online magazine.center_img Published: April 22, 2016 last_img read more

SYMHEALTH 2019 to be held in Pune

first_img Read Article The Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences (FoHBS), Symbiosis International (Deemed University), SIU is hosting SYMHEALTH 2019, a two-day event at the university campus, Lavale, Pune on 19th and 20th April, 2019. It will attract over 1200 delegates from all verticals of healthcare like doctors, medico legal experts, insurance and IT professionals, NGOs, hospital administrators and clinical research professionals from across India and abroad.The conference provides a platform through which various stakeholder groups can discuss and proffer practical and workable solutions to the challenges of healthcare. Further, it will provide an opportunity for stakeholders beyond academia and industry to exchange insights, present emerging opportunities, make networking connections and to share resources, while also giving them an opportunity to build rapport and alliances, share advice, stories, case reports and socialise.The highlight of this year’s conference is the incorporation of ‘Connexions’ – a unique event on the first day of the conference. Connexions presents an opportunity for students to attend grooming and skills transfer sessions which prepares them to face interviews. A placement assistance drive is conducted after Connexions which facilitates interested enrolled candidates to interact and get interviewed with prospective recruiters and employers in healthcare sector.Dr Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research, (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) has consented to be the Guest of Honour on 19th April, 2019.Dr Sanjay Zodpey, Vice President — Academics, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi will enlighten upon the public health agenda for India wherein the Indian government has adopted the National Health Policy to “attain the highest possible level of health and well-being for all at all ages through a preventive and promotive healthcare orientation in all developmental policies, and universal access to good quality health care services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence”.Panel discussion will be conducted on the perspective of varied stakeholders like insurance companies, hospitals and government of Maharashtra on “Ayushman Bharat”.The chairperson for this panel discussion will be Dinesh Arora, Deputy CEO, National Health Agency, (NHA), representative of insurance companies will be Bhaskar Nerurkar, Head – Health, Bajaj Allianz, Pune, representative of hospital will be Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Group CEO, Narayana Health and spokesperson from Government of Maharashtra will be Jayant Kumar Banthia, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra.Dr Simmardeep Singh Gill, Group COO, CK Birla Group, Kolkata will shed the light upon the importance of leadership skills for healthcare professionals.Sanjay Singh Nirwan, Healthcare Communication and Digital Strategist, Media Medic Communications, Mumbai will speak on the Digital Healthcare Advocacy. Digital technology has greatly contributed to improvements in patient care and monitoring, as well as patient communication with primary caregivers, general practitioners and specialists. The digital world has revolutionised the accessibility of health information for people across the globe. Patients no longer must wait for doctors’ appointments to begin their diagnosis process.Some of the other eminent national speakers include Abhishek Agarwal, MD — Strategy, Merck Mumbai; Badri Iyenger, MD, South Asia, Smith & Nephew HC; Vidhi Prasad K V, Head, Image Guided System, Wipro GE South Asia; Dr Anirudha Malpani, Director and Founder, Malpani Ventures, Mumbai; Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, Scientist G and Director-in-Charge, National AIDS Research Institute, Pune; Lalit Mistry, Director — Healthcare, KPMG; Kumar Krishnaswamy, Group Head- HR, Medwell Ventures; Dr Col Ajay Gangoli, Group Medical Director, Apollo Health and Lifestyle; HSD Srinivas, Head — Health Portfolio Tata Trust, Mumbai; Professor (Dr) Sudhir Kumar Satpathy, Director, School of Public Health, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Deemed to be University, Bhubaneshwar; Nishi Saini, Head — North, Clove Dental Clinics, New Delhi; Dr Avinash Phadke, President, Technical and Mentor, SRL Diagnostics, Mumbai; Dr Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals, Mumbai; Dr Sanjay Gupte, Medico-Legal Expert, Pune.The valedictory ceremony will be held on 20th April, 2019. Dr Deelip Mhaisekar, Vice-chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences will grace the occasion as Guest of Honour. The session will be presided by Dr S B Mujumdar, Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University). The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Add Comment By EH News Bureau on February 27, 2019 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Ashutosh RaghuvanshiAyushman BharatBalram BhargavaCONNEXIONSDinesh AroraJayant Kumar BanthiaSanjay ZodpeySymbiosis UniversitySYMHEALTH 2019 Healthcare IT News Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app SYMHEALTH 2019 to be held in Pune The two-day event to be held in April will attract over 1200 delegates from all verticals of healthcare Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

Hawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants

first_imgHomeBusinessHawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants Mar. 20, 2019 at 4:42 amBusinessEnvironmentFoodNewsPoliticsHawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurantsAssociated Press2 years agoChris YankowskiHawaiiHawaii Restaurant AssociationplasticsrestaurantsThe Hawaii Food Industry Association Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean.Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii’s measure targeting fast-food and full-service restaurants would make it the first state to do so. The liberal state has a history of prioritizing the environment — it’s mandated renewable energy use and prohibited sunscreen ingredients that harm coral.A second, more ambitious proposal would go even further and prohibit restaurants, stores, wholesalers and government agencies from distributing and using plastic drink bottles, utensils, stirring sticks, bags and straws.The Hawaii efforts would be stricter than in California, which last year became the first state to ban full-service restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws, and broader than in Seattle, San Francisco and other cities that have banned some single-use plastics.Activists believe the foam container measure has a better chance of passing in Hawaii.“We have this reputation of setting the example for the world to follow, and that’s what we’re trying to do here,” state Sen. Mike Gabbard, lead author of the more ambitious measure, said to the Senate. “Our state can once again take the lead in protecting our environment.”Gabbard, father of Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, said 95 percent of plastic packaging worldwide is thrown out after being used once. In the U.S., 500 million plastic straws are used and thrown out every day, he said.Discarded, slow-to-degrade plastic is showing up at sea, as in a massive gyre northeast of the Hawaiian islands, and on beaches.Plastics also contribute to climate change because oil is used to make them, said Stuart Coleman, Hawaii manager for the Surfrider Foundation.Eric S.S. Wong, co-owner of two fast-food establishments on Oahu, said not being able to serve food in plastic foam containers would drive up his costs at a time when he faces rising health insurance charges for his employees and a possible minimum wage hike that lawmakers also are considering.He said he’ll have to raise prices.“Now all of the sudden, your family’s $30 dining experience became $37 or $38,” Wong said.His Wiki Wiki Drive Inn takeout counter in Honolulu sells sandwiches, breakfast meals and Hawaii favorites like Loco Moco, which features white rice topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg and gravy.A package of 200 foam boxes costs him $23, while the same number of biodegradable boxes would cost $57, he said.Chris Yankowski of the Hawaii Restaurant Association, which represents 3,500 restaurants, said lawmakers are trying to do “too much too fast.”Yankowski, who is also president of Triple F Distributors, argued that good alternatives to plastic products are not yet available. Hawaii’s cities and counties also don’t provide composting facilities, so there is no organized place to dispose of compostable containers that lawmakers say restaurants should use instead, he added.“It’s almost like we want to do great things for the environment, but we’re not ready to handle it when we change it over,” Yankowski said.The Hawaii Food Industry Association, which counts the state’s biggest supermarkets and convenience stores as members, initially opposed the foam container ban but now supports it.The group said in written testimony that it’s encountered difficulties coping with varied local regulations and it wants the state to create a consistent standard. Two main counties — Hawaii and Maui — have already adopted plastic foam bans. Maui’s took effect on Dec. 31, while Hawaii’s takes effect on July 1.The association still opposes the broader measure, which also would ban plastic garbage bags.The president of Island Plastic Bags, a Hawaii company that makes plastic bags, said the legislation would prohibit his company from selling trash bags to nursing homes and hospitals as well as restaurants and hotels.Grocery stores wouldn’t be able to sell trash can liners, Adrian Hong said in written testimony. It would create a “public health crisis,” he said.Gabbard said his proposal was in the early stages so lawmakers have time to address such concerns.The state Senate has passed both bills. They still must get through several House committees and the full House before heading to the governor.Cindy McMillan, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Ige, said he hasn’t stated a position on the measures yet.Justin Macia, a pharmacist in Honolulu, said he would like people to use less plastic and stop using plastic foam entirely because of how long it takes to degrade. Cardboard containers would be a great alternative, he said.“It’s definitely something that’s got to go,” he said, after eating a sandwich from a foam takeout box.Tags :Chris YankowskiHawaiiHawaii Restaurant AssociationplasticsrestaurantsThe Hawaii Food Industry Associationshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentHeat records falling twice as often as cold onesColleges weigh fate of students with tainted applicationsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agolast_img read more

Relentless Leadership Academy rolls to win No. 16

first_img Share on Facebook Leadership Academy’s Dez Ellis (4) looks to pass during first-half action Saturday. Sutherland’s Ben DiGiovanni (13) defends on the play. Ellis collected 11 points, 10 assists and three steals in Leadership’s 97-89 victory. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)BY PAUL GOTHAMROCHESTER, N.Y. — Count Pittsford Sutherland boys’ basketball coach John Nally among the believers.After Nally’s Knights surrendered nearly the century mark in a loss to the Leadership Academy Lions on Saturday, the 18th-year coach had good reason to sprinkle praises about his opposition.“That’s certainly the best guard play we’ve seen this year,” Nally said after Leadership Academy downed Sutherland, 97-89 in the Rush-Henrietta showcase. “That’s not taking away from anybody. These guys, today, were as good or better than what we’ve seen.”The numbers back up Nally. Sutherland entered play holding opponents under 55 points per game. In 15 previous contests, the Knights only allowed opponents to reach 60 or more on four occasions. None of those squads reached the 70-point mark.On Saturday, Leadership netted 65 points in the first three quarters against the Knights.“If you told me we were going to give up 90 to anybody this year, I would have been surprised,” Nally stated.But this is Leadership Academy. The Lions have topped 100 points on three separate occasions this season. They average more than 86 per game and looked the part Saturday.Rondell Watson needed little time to get in rhythm. The junior guard, who poured in 52 is a game earlier this season, drilled five first-half 3-pointers. Part of an overall effort which saw the Lions connect nine times behind the arc in the first 16 minutes and 13 for the contest. Subscribe by Email Connect on Linked in Add to Google+ Relentless Leadership Academy rolls to win No. 16 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Second-chance points: Leevonson Mcknight corrals one of his seven rebounds in the game and converts the putback.— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) February 4, 2018Javon Beard added eight points for Leadership. Shaheem Britt and Shamir Mccullough scored six apiece. Nate Doyle added five, and Marcus Barr had four.Ryan paced Sutherland with 26. Craig Rosen had 15, and Josh Rosen added 13 for the Knights. Chris Cox scored nine. Ben DiGiovanni had seven. Graham Schild added five points for the Knights.  Craig Rosen, Leadership Academy Lions, Rondell Watson, Shaheem Britt Relentless Leadership Academy rolls to win No. 16 added by Paul Gotham on February 4, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →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 AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby 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 Print This Post From yesterday: Rondell Watson uses the ???? screen for three of his game-high 32 points.— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) February 4, 2018“If they’re going to make shots like that,” Nally said referring to the number of 3-pointers Leadership made. “They’re going to be really hard to beat.”Davon Brown scored seven of his 19 points on the day in a 9-2 first-quarter spurt as the Lions grabbed a double-digit less than seven minutes into the game. They took a 25-11 advantage into the second quarter, and Watson used a ball screen to get free for a trey early in the second as the Lions had their largest lead of the half at 28-13.Davon Brown (23) connects for two of his 19 points on the afternoon. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)“I’m so proud of my guys and the efforts that we put forth,” Leadership head coach Reggie Simmons said. “They are one of the top teams in the area. We worked very hard preparing for them.”Sutherland did everything they could to try and slow the Lions.The Knights threw a variety of defensive looks at Leadership. They seamlessly switched between man-to-man and zone defenses, used even-front and odd-front looks and switched slide patterns within those schemes. If there is a kitchen sink defense, Sutherland might have had that ready as well.“We knew they were going to throw everything at us,” Simmons said. “My guys just kept making adjustments.”Sutherland (13-3), though, didn’t go away easily.Kevin Ryan scored six straight late in the second quarter to cut the deficit to six. Trailing by as many as 20 early in the fourth, the Knights whittled away at the margin, and Matt Thaney got loose on the wing and finished at the rim for two of his 14 points on the day to make it a nine-point game. From yesterday: Class is in session. Lesson – fundamental footwork in the post/up and under. Instructor – Kevin Ryan @SutherlandHoops— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) February 4, 2018Craig Rosen converted one of two free throws and Sutherland trailed 89-81 with 1:07 to go. The Knights did not get any closer.“The way that they shot there were multiple times in the game where we could have just gone away,”  Nally commented. “I was proud of the kids for sticking with it and keeping it a game all the way through the fourth quarter.”Leadership (16-1) responded to its only loss of the season a week ago with its third win of the week.“After this huge win, I’m feeling great about us,” Simmons said. “We’re right on track. We’re doing what we’re supposed to do. The guys are working hard in practice. I couldn’t be any prouder of these young men than I am today.”Watson led all scorers with 32. Dez Ellis collected 11 points, 10 assists and three steals. Brown grabbed seven for Leadership. Leevonson Mcknight grabbed seven boards to go with six points for the Lions. Follow on Facebook By Paul Gotham on February 4, 2018No Comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

News / Insurers fear the bigger the boxship, the greater the threat to global supply chains

first_imgTwo years earlier, the 3,351teu MSC-chartered Rena ran aground on the Astrolobe reef near Tauranga, New Zealand, spilling containers and heavy fuel oil into the protected areas of the Bay of Plenty before breaking in two and sinking.The casualty was not only that nation’s worst maritime environmental disaster, but also caused massive disruption to the local fishing and tourist industries resulting in financial hardship for many local businesses.“Just think of the business interruption of ports and terminals if an accident was to block the entrance,” said Dr Sven Gerhard, Allianz’s global product leader, hull and marine liabilities.“In addition, salvage might require unprecedented efforts and complex operations – in some cases it may take many months, or possibly a year or longer, to remove all the containers, particularly if the accident were to happen in a remote location.”Meanwhile, noting that the use of LNG to power ships is set to “dramatically increase” by 2020, Allianz also has safety concerns in that there will be a rise in the number of ports providing LNG bunkering stations that have no experience of handling the gas.Senior risk consultant, marine, Capt Rahul Khanna said: “We need to ask what risks LNG-fuelled ships will present to the industry.“The concern is storing the LNG as fuel and handling it onboard. LNG handling expertise is not easily available – there needs to be a change in mindset and training.”However, despite these emerging risks, Allianz reports that the 94 total losses for shipping of over 100 gross tonnes in 2013 came in at fewer than 100 for only the second time in the past 12 years, which was 20% below those of the previous year.“While the long-term downward trend in shipping losses is encouraging, there is more work to be done to improve the overall safety of these vessels as well as their cargo, crew and passengers, especially in Asian waters,” said Tim Donney, global head of marine risk consulting. Marine insurer Allianz has flagged up its concerns over the threat the increasing size of containerships could pose for the industry in a maritime its Safety and Shipping Review 2014, analysing trends in shipping total losses for the previous year, Allianz speculates that according to the present growth trend, the arrival of a 24,000teu ship could be anticipated within four years.The sinking of the MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean in July 2013, en route from Asia to the markets of north Europe, showed the huge impact on the supply chain from the foundering of a containership of just one-third of this size.In the case of the ill-fated 8,100teu ship, 4,382 containers, many loaded with hi-tech electronic goods, were lost to the sea causing just-in-time supply chains to fracture and urgent replacement stock needing to be airfreighted. By Mike Wackett 14/03/2014last_img read more

News / Intermodal the key to boosting efficiency and reliability and going greener

first_img Across the worldwide logistics industry, we are seeing a significant shift in modal use as businesses see the benefits of adopting an intermodal approach, or even shifting their operations entirely from mode to another.In addition to benefiting the environment, increasing operational efficiency and reliability, this new approach could break down the previously siloed relationships between transport modes and inspire businesses to work together to find the most cost-effective, efficient transport method to the benefit of business and customers alike.In this article, I will use case studies from FTA members PD Ports, Kerry Logistics, Tarmac and Rail Freight Services to explore the motivations behind this trend and why it is poised to have a significant impact on the logistics sector and health of our planet.Environment To take advantage of its efficiency in moving heavy loads quickly, particularly through heavily developed areas, use of rail is incentivised by government; this is a key driving factor in the uptake of companies using rail in place of road. For example, the Scottish government recently provided Tarmac, the UK’s largest supplier of construction materials, with a £1.49m ($1.9m) grant to expand rail operations at its Dunbar plant.  With obvious benefits to the environment as well as reliable arrival times unaffected by congestion, any business wishing to move freight through sustainable modes, including rail or water, can apply for funding from the Scottish government to ease the transition to new modes of transport.In London, Tarmac worked in partnership with Rail Freight Services to redesign its readymix concrete depot in Battersea, to remove the need to transport heavy raw materials across the city by road. Through the project, more than 70 FTKs of road movements have been taken off central London’s road network. The site became the first in the UK to use a train-mounted Liebherr Supergrab gantry materials handler, which, as well as being space-efficient, is able to offload a train 20% faster.As a mode of freight transport that involves minimal human contact, the Covid-19 outbreak is also responsible for a short-term shift to rail. Speaking to, Dariusz Stefanski, CEO of Polish operator PCC Intermodal, reports that his company saw a 20-25% shift to rail due to the pandemic. And, while road transport did pick up once its borders reopened to road traffic and physical distancing rules were eased, he believes this could spark a more permanent shift to rail for business, as well as environmental benefit.The diversification of PD Ports – one of the UK’s major port groups – into rail, to transport cargo, has taken approximately 12,000 HGVs off the road, saving around 4.6 million miles and reducing CO2 emissions drastically.Introduced in October 2018, PD Ports’ second service to Scotland – the Teesport Express – combines rail and ferry services to replace a withdrawn ferry service from Rosyth to Zeebrugge, decommissioned that April.  Fully functional in only six months, the new service runs daily, whether the train is full or not, to give customers full confidence of delivery. PD Ports worked closely with partner P&O Ferries to achieve a seven-hour turnaround from ferry arrival to train departure to ensure customers’ needs are met.In the view of FTA, the future of rail freight lies in electrification of the railway; electric freight trains produce 60% less carbon emissions than diesel trains. Electric freight trains are an established technology already in use on key stretches of railway; around 10% of rail freight is electrically hauled, principally on the West Coast Main Line. While additional support may be needed for the implementation of rolling stock, electric freight trains could be implemented to deliver significant carbon savings in just a few years.EfficiencyWith the promise of increased speed and efficiency, logistics businesses are also shifting traditional ocean-road cargo operations to rail, following the establishment of new, long-distance rail services. For example, Kerry Logistics, Asia’s premier logistics service provider, expanded its freight capability from China and South Asia with an intermodal service from Lanzhou, China, to Islamabad, Pakistan. The first journey along this route was completed in 13 days, 15 fewer than conventional ocean-road freight, and 10 block container trains now make the journey each month, with an average of 60 teu per train. And, following its establishment of the first westbound charter freight rail service from China to Spain, Kerry Logistics has strengthened its investment in freight links on the Belt and Road routes, with a commitment to develop a dry port in Laos, linking railways between China and Thailand.Additional services have been introduced on the intermodal freight train from China through Kazakhstan to the Caucus and Turkey, as well as services from multiple regions to Pakistan and beyond.With clear benefits to speed, cost-efficiency and the environment, more and more companies are adopting an intermodal approach to their operations; a development welcomed by FTA to ensure the most cost-effective, reliable transport method is used for the good of business, customers and environment alike.To support this continued shift to intermodal transport, FTA is calling for certainty over future budgets for the Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) grant scheme; a government initiative to fund the additional operating costs incurred by companies as they move to alternative transport.FTA is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods.  With Covid-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. FTA supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as buyers of freight services, such as retailers and manufacturers, whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of Covid-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit By Zoe McLernon, multimodal policy manager, FTA 10/06/2020last_img read more

PHOTOS: A Look Inside The New Martin Luther King, Jr. Natatorium

first_img IAN PALMER / WABE Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the new Martin Luther King Jr. Natatorium in Atlanta on Monday morning, including elected officials and members of King’s family.King’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King spoke to the crowd at the event. She said her father was an avid swimmer.The family originally honored King’s love for swimming with the original natatorium built near the King Center in the late-70s, but it was closed in 2012 due to structural problems.The new natatorium, a $23.5 million project funded by the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond, is a few blocks from the old location.Read more here.WABE’s Molly Samuel contributed to this report. The swimming facility inside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE The Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, Oct. 30. Members of the public explore the facilities inside. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, Oct. 30. Mayor Kasim Reed speaks to the crowd at the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility The new natatorium, a $23.5 million project funded by the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond, is a few blocks from the old location. IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE A man and his son walk on the indoor track. IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE Mayor Kasim Reed speaks to the crowd at the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. IAN PALMER / WABE Mayor Kasim Reed and other city representatives cut the ribbon to officially open the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center on Monday. Members of the public explore the facilities inside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. 12345678910111213 IAN PALMER / WABE A full size basketball court at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. A parks staff member leads a water aerobics class at the center. IAN PALMER / WABE center_img For Whom The Bell Rings A crowd gathers for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE Related Stories Mayor Kasim Reed and other city representatives cut the ribbon to officially open the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center on Monday. Members of the public explore the facilities inside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. The new natatorium, a $23.5 million project funded by the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond, is a few blocks from the old location. The swimming facility inside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. The old natatorium was originally built near the King Center in the late-70s. In 2012, it closed due to structural problems. A man and his son walk on the indoor track. IAN PALMER / WABE ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party IAN PALMER / WABE The new natatorium, a $23.5 million project funded by the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond, is a few blocks from the old location. Dr Bernice A. King, CEO of the King Center and daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks to the crowd at the opening. The old natatorium was originally built near the King Center in the late-70s. In 2012, it closed due to structural problems. IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE A crowd gathers for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. Members of the public explore the facilities inside. Add to My List In My List A parks staff member leads a water aerobics class at the center. IAN PALMER / WABE Share IAN PALMER / WABE Dr Bernice A. King, CEO of the King Center and daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks to the crowd at the opening. IAN PALMER / WABE A full size basketball court at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center.last_img read more

‘We’re Doing All We Can Do, And That’s All You Can Do’ Georgia Blueberry Farmers Face Challenges

first_img Georgia’s blueberry crop could be the best in years.Shawn Davis is the co-owner of Southern Press and Packing. (Courtesy of Shawn Davis)The problem is that the efforts to contain the coronavirus mean every other step in the supply chain is a huge unknown.That could offset any benefit to blueberry farmers.For our series “What Now? Work and the Coronavirus,” we hear from Shawn Davis, head of Southern Press and Packing in Blackshear, Georgia.Read more: What Now? Telling Stories About Work And The Coronavirus >> Share 2:01 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings New Doctors In India Are Starting Off Seeing The Worst. It’s Taking A Tolllast_img read more