HSPH postdoc leads alarming health care study

first_imgTamil Kendall, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research postdoctoral researcher with the Women and Health Initiative and a Takemi Fellow in HSPH’s Department of Global Health and Population, is an expert in gender and HIV in Latin America who worked in the region for over a decade. She is lead author of a new four-country study that found that health care providers in Latin America are pressuring women living with HIV to be sterilized, and are sometimes even sterilizing them without consent.Read an interview with Kendall at the link below. Read Full Storylast_img read more

2018 a stellar year for growth at Chapel Hill

first_imgMcGrath Paddington agent Reuben Packer-Hill has seen strong growth in Chapel Hill.According to CoreLogic data, the suburb median house sale price for Chapel Hill was $832,500 — a 6.4 per cent rise in the 12 months to September and a massive 37 per cent in the past five years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoAt the same time last year, Toowoong and Indooroopilly both had a median of $850,000, while Chapel Hill had a median of $782,500, making it far more affordable.However, while Indooroopilly’s median continued to rise to $865,000 this year, Toowong had, in fact, fallen below that of Chapel Hill, now sitting at $797,500. The house at 99 Burbong St, Chapel Hill, sold for $1,020,000 this year.A record low interest rate teamed with increasingly popular school catchments has seen a boost to the median house sale price of Chapel Hill.McGrath Paddington agent Reuben Packer-Hill believed inner-city buyers, who would traditionally consider suburbs like Indooroopilly, had moved out a little further to get more bang for their buck.“As the market has improved over recent years, we have seen more inner-city buyers step out from the likes of Toowong or Indooroopilly to find better value for money,” Mr Packer-Hill said. Popular schools, such as Chapel Hill State School, are driving growth in the suburb.Mr Packer-Hill said school catchments and recent upgrades in infrastructure had also contributed in the suburb’s rise in popularity.“The incredible schooling options in the area continues to be one of the key criteria for most of our buyers, trying to secure placement in either Chapel Hill State School, Indooroopilly State School and Kenmore Primary or High Schools,” the agent said.“The rezoning of Indooroopilly, opening of Legacy Way and redevelopment of local retail precincts have also had a positive impact on prices over the years.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy moving to a ‘sister suburb’ can save you money00:37Mr Packer-Hill said having more buyers than product available was boosting prices, and he expected this growth to continue into 2019.“It is important that I add context by explaining, this growth has been manageable and more importantly, sustainable.“I believe Chapel Hill still remains relatively undervalued compared to some surrounding suburbs, and that there are key fundamentals for further price growth in the medium-long term. “The first half of 2019 may be a little slower than expected, with school holidays, federal election and completion of the Banking Royal Commission (but) we have very strong fundamentals for continued price growth.”last_img read more

Lunch Break Celebrates Summer

first_imgRED BANK – Lunch Break, the community organization that freely provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond, held its annual picnic and backpack giveaway Aug. 17 at Count Basie Field. Photos by Patrick Olivero Over 40 volunteers and staff were on hand manning the grill, games, activities and handing out approximately 270 backpacks to families who had registered earlier in the summer.center_img Although the day started out with darkened skies and spots of rain, it quickly improved and residents came out to enjoy the many fun activities and food Lunch Break had available free of charge. A softball tournament was one of the highlights of the day, as teams from several nearby businesses assembled to compete for the champion’s trophy. The crowd also enjoyed live music while eating cheeseburgers, hot dogs and more.last_img read more

Manus Kelly to steer into politics as FF go for three-pronged Letterkenny strategy

first_imgMotorsport ace and businessman Manus Kelly will be added to the Fianna Fáil ticket for this year’s local elections.The Glenswilly native will be included as FF launch a three-pronged attack for the new Letterkenny area.Last night at a Fianna Fáil party convention at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny, sitting Councillor Ciaran Brogan and former schoolteacher Donal Coyle were ratified as candidates. Following the withdrawal of Councillor James Pat McDaid last week, the party hierarchy was keen for another name to be added to the mix.As the close of nominations had passed, Kelly – who emerged as a late contender – could not be ratified at the Convention, Fianna Fáil HQ will this week give the three-time Donegal International Rally winner the green light.Like McDaid, who is stepping out of politics due to increased work commitments, Kelly is Glenswilly-based and his addition to the race throws a new light on the battle in the new area.Coyle was the principal teacher at St Bridget’s National School in Convoy and is the current Chairman of Bonagee United Football Club. Donal Coyle.Coyle was an Independent Fianna Fáil candidate in the former Letterkenny Town Council elections and has been the Chairman of the Letterkenny-Milford Fianna Fáil Comhairle Ceanntair.In the last local elections in 2014, McDaid polled 1,314 votes and was one of 15 new Councillors elected across Donegal.Sitting Independent Councillor Dessie Shiels – who polled 955 first preferences last time around – has opted out this time, meaning a lot of surplus votes are out there for candidates.Councillor Ciaran BroganSitting Sinn Féin Councillor Adrian Glackin will be confident of collecting a sizeable number of votes in his native Glenswilly, though the impending addition of Kelly will make things rather more interesting.Another Glenswilly man, Charlie McClafferty, is believed to have declined an approach from Fine Gael, but there is speculation he could go as an independent candidate. National Community Games President Gerry Davenport is being touted as a possible candidate for FG in Letterkenny, where Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh is already on the party ticket.The waters could become even more unclear should sitting Councillor Michael McBride declare in the Letterkenny area. McBride’s vote is evenly split between the Letterkenny-Milford areas and has something of a ‘stick or twist’ decision to make in relation to where he hangs his hat in the coming weeks.Letterkenny businessman Kevin Bradley, the owner of Highland Bakery, will be on the ballot paper as an independent, while Cathal McGlynn has already launched his campaign.Manus Kelly to steer into politics as FF go for three-pronged Letterkenny strategy was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Adrian GlackinCathal McGlynnCharlie McClaffertyCiaran BroganCouncillor Ciaran BroganCouncillor Michael McBrideDessie ShielsDonal Coylefianna failJames Pat McDaidKevin BradleyletterkennyManus Kellylast_img read more

Nealy 100 Lumberjack football Alumni to attend homecoming

first_imgIn 1993 Dave Albert and his counterparts on Humboldt State football’s offensive line engraved their names into a section of freshly laid cement near the Lumberjacks’ old practice field. On the slab they wrote they would come back in 25 years to reunite at the Lumberjacks’ yearly homecoming game. Today, Albert and the majority of his fellow linemen from the ‘93 team will get together to watch their final game at the Redwood Bowl when HSU hosts Simon Fraser. Kick off is at 6 p.m.It will be a …last_img read more

Town teams up for Mandela statue

first_img17 July 2012The town of Worcester in the Western Cape is to become home to a new sculpture of South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela. The sculpture, the world’s fifth of the anti-apartheid activist, will be unveiled on his birthday on 18 July.Although Mandela has retired from public life – he made his last public appearance at the final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in Johannesburg – art such as this sculpture offers the public an opportunity to connect with the iconic freedom fighter.Well known resident artist Lorna Reade was responsible for creating the statue that will be placed in the town’s garden of remembrance on Church Square.“It was an honour to do this for Worcester,’ Reade says.Creating visual memoriesThe sculpture, created to celebrate Mandela’s life and 94th birthday, is an important addition to the town’s cultural, political and social history.“Many people in Worcester have a personal connection with Mandela,’ she says. A long-time friend, Bibi, frequently visits Mandela and another resident, Jan Moolman, remembers him from the time when he worked as a skipper who shipped prisoners to Robben Island.“It was lovely meeting all these people,’ Reade says.She says that artists have an important responsibility to capture the legacy of Nelson Mandela through various forms of art.“Artists have the privilege of creating visuals of Mandela that people will remember. They make him accessible to everybody.’A community initiativeThe Mandela statue project came about when a member of the community approached the Breede Valley Municipality, the Worcester Business Forum and Reade as the artist.According to Reade, one of the first ideas was to create a torso, but then they decided that a statue would be a more fitting tribute.The municipality also came on board, giving its written consent and support for the project.The Breede Valley Municipality donated R100 000 (US$12 200) towards the completion of the statue. “This was a generous donation because it wasn’t budgeted for,’ she says.“We then decided to make it a community project and get everyone in Worcester involved,’ she says.Pledge forms were distributed to residents, businesses and even schools were approached to make small donations. In doing this, the community could make the project their own.An informal Mr MandelaThe 1.8-metre statue, which will stand three metres tall once it is mounted on a base, consists of a metal armature framing, covered with clay. The final stage of completion will be the bronzing of the statue and should be ready by mid-July.“The statue is of an informal Mr Mandela,’ Reade says. He will be holding a walking stick in his hand and will have an expression of compassion on his face.Reade wasn’t commissioned to do the sculpture, for her it was a labour of love. When the artist took on the job, she used numerous photos to ensure that her portrayal of Mandela is accurate.Since starting work on the statue in May 2012, she found herself spending many hours on a ladder, or lying on the floor on a cushion, delicately fashioning every detail.She explains that because the sculpture is so big, people will spend a lot of time looking up at it. This means that every detail that can be viewed from below, from the shape of his hands and fingernails to the folds and fit of his shirt, has to be perfect.“I spent many hours on my back working on the area under his hand where he grips his walking stick,’ she says. “I developed quite a bond with the sculpture.’She says that one of the benefits of starting on the sculpture in May was the weather. “Starting in May meant that the heat in Worcester had gone,’ she explains. “This was good because the clay was easier to work with and didn’t dry out so quickly.’A time capsule for future generationsThe names of all the children involved in the project will be written on a scroll and placed in a stainless steel time capsule, which will be built into the base of the sculpture.“Children from schools in Worcester have been invited to draw pictures, poems or write letters to Mandela that will be preserved in the capsule,’ she says. It will also contain messages from residents.She says the initial idea was to open the capsule in 100 years’ time, but discussions are still underway as to the exact number of years, which might be closer to 50.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Marinerong Pilipino charges late, downs Go for Gold for 4th straight win

first_imgPolice 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 The starters kept the Skippers above water before a telling 13-4 blast in the fourth quarter turned a 62-66 deficit into a commanding 75-70 lead.Jerwin Gaco kept the Scratchers within the game late as his three-point play made it an 84-80 affair in the last 1:23, but Robles split his freebies and blocked Yankie Haruna on the other end to secure the win.Gaco led Go for Gold (4-4) with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Matt Salem had 14 markers and five boards in the loss.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 86 — Robles 18, Subido 16, Pasaol 13, Banal 12, Ayonayon 9, Toth 6, Tratter 5, Babilonia 2, Lopez 2, Tolentino 2, Terso 1, Iñigo 0.ADVERTISEMENT Brown scores 21 as Celtics pound Bulls without Irving PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino fought back from 10-points down in the second half and frustrated Go for Gold, 86-80, for its fourth straight win Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.Billy Robles came alive in the fourth period, firing six of his 18 points in the final 5:06 of the game as the Skippers recovered from a 49-39 deficit early in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico GO FOR GOLD 80 — Gaco 16, Salem 14, Alejandro 11, Gutang 9, Naboa 8, Dixon 7, Haruna 7, Casiño 4, Leutcheu 2, Pili 2, Domingo 0.Quarters: 22-20, 37-43, 62-66, 86-80. Read Next MOST READ View comments Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa He also hauled down 13 rebounds, dished out five assists, and got two steals and two blocks off the bench.Renzo Subido also had 16 markers, six coming in the final frame, three boards, and two assists, while Alvin Pasaol had 13 points, three rebounds, and two dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGab Banal collected 12 markers, eight boards, four assists, and four steals, and Rian Ayonayon got nine for Marinerong Pilipino, which grabbed a share of the second spot at 5-2.“We could not get our rhythm in the first half, but I’m happy that we stepped ip on the defensive end,” said coach Koy Banal.last_img read more

Ram Bhandari repairs bats for Indian cricketers

first_imgTwo days before the India-New Zealand Test began on Friday, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin and a few others got their willows repaired by India’s most trusted one-man bat repair shop. While Tendulkar’s new bat turned out to be slightly longer than the permissible length, Gambhir had two of his bats repaired by Ram Bhandari, the most trusted ‘Bat Doctor’ of Indian cricketers.”All batsmen and bowlers of the Indian team come to me to get their bats repaired. When Sehwag recently returned from Sri Lanka, he stopped over in Bangalore for a day and told me about what he required in his bats,” Bhandari disclosed to Mail Today.Left-handed Raina wanted a thick bat handle and 52-year-old Bhandari duly altered it to suit his grip. Off-spinner Ashwin is also very particular about his willow.He too got his bat repaired by the Bangalore-based ‘Bat Doctor’. Cheteshwar Pujara, who made a fine century in the first match on his comeback to the Test team, got the balance of his bat checked before the match began on August 23 in Uppal, Hyderabad.”I checked the balance and weight of his bat. He uses a single handle grip,” Bhandari told Mail Today. While Pujara had said that he uses bats weighing 1170-1180 gms- he admitted he didn’t know for sure- Bhandari, who turned to repairing bats eight years ago, said that his bat weighs 1100 gm.However, Tendulkar could not locate Bhandari to have his bat’s length adjusted. “He turned to an employee of the Karnataka State Cricket Association and he cut the toe as per instructions from the maestro.advertisementThe bat was just about half-an-inch longer [than the length specified by the Marylebone Cricket Club, the guardian of cricket rules],” a source told Mail Today. MCC rules state that “the length of the bat, when the lower portion of the handle is inserted, shall not be more than 38 inches/96.5 cm”.They also say that the width of the bat shall not exceed 4.25 inches/10.8 cm at its widest part.Gambhir was luckier than Tendulkar.Since the team had reached Bangalore three days ago, the Delhi batsman had enough time to have his favourite willows mended.”Gambhir asked me to check two of his bats and get the stroke back. He said that they were making a strange noise at the bottom when he was playing strokes. The reason was that when a bat is excessively used, it gradually loses stroke,” Bhandari said.”I took the bats home and first checked them with a hammer to ascertain what exactly was required and where. I discovered that the bats had become sort of ‘hollow’ from the place where the stroke comes.Then I ‘opened’ the portion of the bats where they required repair work, and used Fevicol and left them pressed in a machine overnight. I returned them back to Gambhir the next day,” he disclosed.Bhandari said that he also got the handle of Raina’s bat fixed.”He asked me to make the handles of two bats thicker so that he could use a single grip on them. I wrapped the tape heavily around the handles to help give him a comfortable grip,” he disclosed.”I never mention my remuneration. They pay me whatever is commensurate to my services,” says the simple man.last_img read more

Hes trying to make a buck off our backs Kanesatake grand chief suspends talks

first_imgLindsay RichardsonAPTN News Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon came to the bargaining table with his council on Friday expecting an apology that, in the end, never came.As a result, Simon said he’s decided to cut off all talks with Oka Mayor Pascal Quevillon after the mayor refused to apologize for derogatory comments about the Mohawk territory.Simon and his band council met with federal and provincial governments earlier in the day in an attempt to diffuse tensions over a land dispute between Kanesatake and neighbouring Oka, northwest of Montreal.“The Mayor simply opened up this issue – and [Mohawk] council wasn’t prepared,” he told reporters. “It made it look like we refused or were hiding something, and we weren’t.“We have to take this back to the community somehow and start explaining, but what are we going to explain?” Simon added.The grand chief met with Marc Miller, parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of Crown-Indigenous relations and Quebec’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Sylvie D’Amours, at the downtown offices of Quebec Premier Francois Legault – who was not present for Friday’s trilateral encounter.As he left the discussions, Simon said he and his council had decided they “were not going to give the mayor any more importance.”“Yes the bridges are cut,” Simon told reporters alongside Ghislain Picard, regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Quebec and Labrador. “We’ll have no more discussions with him. My council agrees with me.“I think the population of this province should be looking at this mayor and really recognizing that he’s really not on the right track,” Simon added.Emotions have run high since news broke of local developer Gregoire Gollin’s intention to give back 60 hectares to the federal government as an ecological gift with the possibility that it would be eventually purchased by Kanesatake.Quevillon offended many on the territory when he raised concerns about becoming encircled by Kanesatake.Quevillon has said property values would decline and raised fears of illegal dumping and an expansion of cannabis and cigarette merchants.Oka’s mayor met with Miller and D’Amours following their discussions with the Mohawk leaders.On his way into the office tower, Quevillon told reporters he didn’t know what he was supposed to be apologizing for – and that he was unaware that the grand chief was expecting an apology prior to talks progressing.“What I understand is that I used words like smoke and pot shacks,” he said. “That’s the reality unfortunately. What we are seeing is the reality.”Quevillon said the Mohawks claim the land on which his town is settled, and his population feels as if they have been “taken hostage” by land disputes, including those in Deux-Montagnes, and a parcel of land in Mirabel – an ancestral hunting ground of the Mohawk people, according to Simon – that was also returned to the federal government earlier this year.“It’s 300 years that Oka is there, and we’re being told that, finally, these are lands that belong to the Mohawks,” he said.Simon said Quevillon’s comments Friday morning made things worse.“He made it clear he’s not going to apologize about what he conceives as the truth when he describes my community,” Simon said.“My community has several social problems, yes. But what’s he’s describing … it’s not the will of my council to propagate those social problems.”Despite the conflict with the Oka mayor, Simon said he had positive discussions with Miller and D’Amours.He said they talked with him about opening up more formal lines of communication between his council and the federal and provincial governments regarding land claims and expanding Kanesatake’s territory.For his part, Miller said he wasn’t expecting today’s meetings to result in a “historical breakthrough,” but rather to open the table to discussions while denouncing the use of inflammatory or sensationalist language moving forward.“It’s very important to have truthful information so that both communities can digest it and come to opinions as to what [the proposed agreement] is,” Miller explained. “The false information is very concerning for both federal and provincial governments.”“These exchanges of words, these dialogues – even in front of reporters – are done with the utmost respect, because we know we have learned from our lessons in the past,” he added.D’Amours said that she was satisfied with the outcome of the meetings with both the grand chief and Quevillion.“I’m very happy that we were able to have a day of frank dialogue with stakeholders,” D’Amours said.“I think we need to remember what the citizens want, and the citizens don’t want a crisis. So I think that both parties – even if both gentlemen don’t speak – the two parties agree that there has to be a dialogue, and there also has a be respect towards the population who don’t want a second crisis.”But, Simon said, any discussion about the expansion of Kanesatake is premature.His people will need to be consulted and vote on whether or not to accept any donations of land that the Mohawks already claim as theirs.“Our community still has to decide,” Simon said. “I think the mayor pressed the panic button a little too quickly.”With files from The Canadian [email protected]@sentimtllast_img read more