first_imgThe front end of the bus is badly damaged and the Isuzu is totaled.  The driver of the vehicle, an Isuzu Trooper, was “gravely injured,” according to officials.  The bus driver was also injured. At least one of the injured was taken to Bayfront Medical Center as a trauma alert.  Authorities have not identified that person.  The rest of the injured were taken to several other hospitals not far from the scene of the accident. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be handling the investigation because the crash occurred on the Pinellas side of the county line.center_img The bus was headed to Paul R. Smith Middle School when the crash occurred at Sweetbriar Drive and Anclote Boulevard around 8:30 a.m.  There were 35 to 40 students on the bus. HOLIDAY, Fla. – At least 13 middle school students were injured when a school bus and a vehicle collided Wednesday morning in Holiday, according to authorities.  The injuries are said to be non-life threatening. last_img read more

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first_imgChildren who have neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy are no more likely to be vaccinated against influenza than youngsters without these conditions, despite the increased risk for complications from flu these children experience. Moreover, health care providers may not be familiar with the increased risk among these patients to effectively recommend influenza vaccine.Those are the findings of a study by a research team from the University of Louisville and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published online today in the journal Vaccine.Michael J. Smith, M.D., is an associate professor in the UofL Department of Pediatrics and a pediatric infectious disease specialist with University of Louisville Physicians. Smith is lead author of the study that is the first to estimate the rates of flu vaccination among children with neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders (NNDDs). LinkedIn Share on Twitter Email Pinterestcenter_img Share Share on Facebook “Our research shows that influenza vaccination in children with NNDDs is comparable to vaccination in healthy children – but both rates are suboptimal,” Smith said. “More education about the need for annual influenza vaccination is needed, both for parents and health care providers.”Overall, 2,138 surveys were completed by parents of children with at least one high-risk condition of any kind. Of these, 1,143 were completed by parents of children with at least one NNDD and 516 by parents of children with more than one NNDD. In the survey of providers, 412 physicians participated. The researchers worked with Family Voices, a national advocacy group for children with special health care needs, and the American Academy of Pediatrics to recruit survey participants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.Overall, 47 percent of parents reported that their children had received or were scheduled to receive seasonal flu vaccine; among the group of NNDD parents, the rate was only slightly higher at 50 percent.The major driver to have a child vaccinated was not the presence of an NNDD, however, but the presence of a chronic respiratory condition, although several studies show that children with NNDDs are at increased risk of complications from flu. According to a 2013 study in the journal Pediatrics, one-third of reported pediatric influenza-related deaths between 2004 and 2012 in the United States occurred in children with NNDDs.“The reasons for the increased severity of influenza among these children are uncertain,” Smith said. “We do know, however, that an NNDD, intellectual disability, was the most common NNDD associated with pediatric deaths during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic. A better understanding of the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that influence flu vaccination of children with NNDDs such as intellectual disability is needed.”Parents who did not vaccinate their children were asked why. More than one-third of the 1,140 respondents – 38 percent – said they had concerns about how the vaccine would affect their child. Another 32 percent expressed concerns about the safety of the vaccine.Among the 412 physicians who participated, 74 percent recognized that children with another NNDD, cerebral palsy, were at higher risk from flu but other NNDDs were not so highly recognized as posing risk: epilepsy at 51 percent and intellectual disability at 46 percent.last_img read more

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first_imgAmong all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, there is one that does not get the attention it deserves: an exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women. Sep 3, 2020 You may be interested in… UNGA – Statement by Dominica’s Foreign Minister Francine BaronSecretary General of the United Nations, President of the General Assembly Distinguished Heads of Delegations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: Madam President, I congratulate you on your appointment and my delegation extends best wishes to you for a productive tenure, as you seek to direct the affairs of this important institution,…September 30, 2018In “Dominica”OP-ED | Gender equality has never been so close but still far from being a realityBy Patricia Scotland Commonwealth Secretary-General (Guyana Chronicle) This month the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting will assemble in Nairobi, Kenya. It has taken place regularly since 1985, to take stock of the current status of gender equality in our member countries, and to share perspectives and experience of how progress…September 18, 2019In “Indepth”Gender Gap Made Worse by Land DegradationBy Desmond Brown (IPS) In parts of the world where the gender gap is already wide, land degradation places women and girls at even greater risk. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN), highlights that land degradation in developing countries impacts men and women differently, mainly due…January 31, 2019In “CARICOM Secretariat”Share this on WhatsApp NASA Features Belizean Scientist, Emil Cherrington and… Sep 4, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 7, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Sep 10, 2020 Especially in poor countries, women’s lives are often directly dependent on the natural environment.Women bear the main responsibility for supplying water and firewood for cooking and heating, as well as growing food. Drought, uncertain rainfall and deforestation make these tasks more time-consuming and arduous, threaten women’s livelihoods and deprive them of time to learn skills, earn money and participate in community life.Read more at Inter Press Service Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture last_img read more

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first_imgSteven Binnie, Director of Alpha Solway said” “At Alpha Solway we are working hard to get critical PPE products to front line workers and have been amazed by the community support we have received. One fantastic example are the Dumfries and Galloway school support and teaching staff who, co-ordinated by Ghislaine Duncan from the Council, have come together at Annan Academy to manufacture face mask fit test solutions critical for anyone who requires a respirator.They are directly contributing to the safety and wellbeing of countless healthcare professionals across Scotland.”Jeff Leaver, Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Education Committee said: “I am delighted to hear that we can be of service during this current emergency and that we can utilise our school and staff in such a positive way. I would like to pass on my thanks to all our volunteers and congratulate you for stepping in when needed. The Council’s Education department hope to keep the new partnership going once we have emerged from the current emergency, as we hope this could be beneficial to both partners.”Chair of Economy and Resources, Rob Davidson said: “I have said we will help local businesses in any way we can, and this is a great, innovative use of our resources. I would like to echo Jeff’s thanks to the volunteers and praise them for all their hard work. This is already a fantastic result and we hope to continue production for as long as is necessary.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDuring the current pandemic we all have to support each other where we can. It’s times like these that bring out the best in people, which is why a group of our Dumfries and Galloway Council school staff, scientists and technicians, have volunteered to step up to help local business, Alpha Solway.Based in Annan, Alpha Solway is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of PPE products, including protective clothing and disposable respirators. Their products are sold all over the world to protect people at work.Obviously, this type of equipment is even more vital during the current Covid-19 crisis and Alpha Solway are currently working full out to prepare face fit test kits for the NHS, which is stretching this already busy business. In need of help, the company approached their local school, Annan Academy, and asked if their Science Department could help.In an incredibly positive partnership, around 20 of our Council staff, scientists and technicians from across schools in the area, volunteered to utilise the chemistry department at the Academy to assist in the preparation Bitrex, a solution which is used to ensure Respiratory Protective Equipment is fit for purpose. Hopefully this will ease the burden on the company and will help to provide more of the vital equipment that our colleagues in the NHS need so desperately.We have made a hugely successful start: our scientists have already completed the first run of 40 litres of the solution, equivalent to 190 bottles, which are already on their way to the NHS.last_img read more

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first_imgLast Updated: 1st February, 2020 19:25 IST NADA Admits To Goof-up In Wrestler’s Doping Case, Apologises The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on Saturday apologised for wrongly attributing a wrestler caught for doping as a U-23 World Championships medallist Written By Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE First Published: 1st February, 2020 19:25 ISTcenter_img The NADA posted a statement on its official social media page on Saturday and admitted to have made the goof-up.”Error Clarification: This is to inform you all that we recently posted an order by the Anti- Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) against Mr. Ravinder Kumar. This is to clarify that he is not the same Ravinder Kumar who won a silver medal in the U-23 World Championship last year,” the NADA said.”It was a case of mistaken identity and we sincerely apologise for it,” it added. On Friday, the NADA said in a statement that wrestler Ravinder Kumar caught for doping had won a silver at the Under-23 World Championships last year. The statement was later taken down by NADA from its official social media page and a clarification was issued instead.  The dope sample of the wrestler who failed the test was collected by the Doping Control Officer of the NADA during the 67th All India Police Wrestling Cluster Championship in Jaipur in February-March last year. He was banned for four years from the date of his provisional suspension, which was May 14 last year. The Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the NADA also directed that all competitive results obtained by Ravinder Kumar from the date of his sample collection be disqualified with all resulting consequences including forfeiture of medals, points and prizes.  The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on Saturday apologised for wrongly attributing a wrestler caught for doping as a U-23 World Championships medallist. Wrestler Ravinder Kumar was on Friday banned for four years for failing a dope test but the NADA created confusion by identifying him as a world U-23 silver medallist which was not the case. It was Ravinder Dahiya — not Ravinder Kumar — who had won a silver medal in the U-23 World Championships last year. Ravinder Dahiya said he had not been tested by the NADA. COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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first_imgThe March Madness Used Car Sales Event has begun at Highland Motors in Letterkenny.Used Car buyers can get €3000.00 minimum trade in on their old vehicle, avail of 4.9% APR* finance and choose from 117 vehicles included in the offer.This offer is for a limited time only and will finish up in two weeks. If you are thinking of changing your car then now is the time to do it and Highland Motors is the place to go.All used cars sold are fully serviced and valeted and come with a minimum warranty period.All cars with the MM sticker are included in the offer.Highland Motors have been trading in Letterkenny for over 20 years and have established themselves as a trusted and valued dealership. With an emphasis on customer service and always trying to ensure that customers are fully satisfied with their purchase you can be sure that you won’t be let down with Highland Motors. Highland Motors are in the process of further renovations at the Mountain Top showroom and need to make room for the arrival of lots more exciting models in the coming months.If you are thinking of upgrading your vehicle, want to save on vehicle running costs or just need to change your car then call up to Highland Motors and get more details on the March Madness offer (*T&C’s Apply).Call us today on 074 91 28777 if you would like more details on this great offer.It’s March Madness at Highland Motors with minimum €3,000 scrappage! was last modified: March 7th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:carsHighland MotorsmotoringSALEscrappagelast_img read more

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