Ministry of Health holds workshop to facilitate the integration of mental health services into the Primary Health Care Services.

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health holds workshop to facilitate the integration of mental health services into the Primary Health Care Services. by: – July 4, 2011 Photo credit: stopform.comThe Ministry of Health in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, the Pan American Health Organisation and Mc Gill University of Canada will convene a two- day workshop on Integrating Mental Health Services into Primary Health Care Services in Dominica. The workshop will run from Tuesday July 05 to Wednesday July 06, 20011 at the Public Service Training Centre.The main objective of the workshop is to improve the abilities of Primary Health Care (PHC) physicians to care for patients with mental health problems that could be managed by non-specialized Primary Health Care servicesThe health professionals will be trained:I. To implement the concept of ‘wholeness’ of care i.e. managing patients’ physical and mental health needs simultaneously, as a means of lowering barriers to mental health care in Primary Health care.II. To evaluate the actual and desired mechanisms for mental health consultations, referrals and support, which PHC physicians would access, while simultaneously defining better those mental health problems that could be management within PHC settings andIII. To aid in the establishment of appropriate lines of consultation, supervision, referral and support between primary and secondary care settings for mental health problemsThe workshop will be facilitated by Psychiatrist Consultant Dr. Griffin Benjamin and Drs’ Aileen Standard Goldson and Dr Wendel Abel of the University of the West Indies.Press ReleaseMinistry of Health Promotion Resource Centre Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share 17 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday May 4, 2012

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 49 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday May 4, 2012 by: – May 5, 2012 **Discover Dominica Authority presented winning tickets to winners of the Cricket Online Contest**Last week the Discover Dominica Authority presented the winning tickets to the persons who took part in the cricket online contest and correctly answered the majority of questions. The Authority continued to show its support in marketing the destination for cricket with a contest on its website Many people participated in the contest but there could only be 5 winners who won tickets for each day of the cricket held at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium between West Indies vs. Australia. The five winners, George Maxwell, Suprian George, Romona Joseph, Augustine Pascal and Skenith Jno. Baptiste received their tickets at the Discover Dominica Authority’s office on Friday and Monday before the start of the cricket games. The winners expressed delight in winning the tickets and ensured that they would participate in further competitions held by the Discover Dominica Authority. The contest was opened to all persons interested in attending the games, even in the region if they knew that they would be attending the games. The Discover Dominica Authority is committed to continue marketing the destination for hosting of sporting events and welcomes the possibility of more sporting activities being held on the island which would attract persons regionally and internationally.**Dominica participated in “NBC’s the Nate Berkus Show” destination promotion**The Discover Dominica Authority participated in the promotion of the destination on NBC’s the Nate Berkus Show. The DDA offered the prize of a honeymoon vacation for a couple on the Nate Berkus Show. The show was aired in mid-September where the lucky couple Paula and Carlos Marcias were named the winners of an expense paid trip to the island of Dominica as a honeymoon/anniversary getaway. The couple informed us that they were very excited to have won the trip and started researching on the destination immediately. The prize included a 4-night stay sponsored by the Rosalie Bay Resort, a whale watching trip sponsored by Dive Dominica with tours within the Morne Trois Pitons National Park and other expenses sponsored by the Discover Dominica Authority. The couple stated that this was a most excellent vacation and they wished they were not leaving so soon. **Discover Dominica Authority hosted UK Tour Operator and journalist*The Discover Dominica Authority hosted UK tour operator Tropic Breeze from April 25 -27, 2012. Tropic Breeze is a specialist Caribbean Tour Operator. They pride themselves in knowing both their clients and product and creating bespoke holiday packages for couples, families and singles. The average spend of their customers is £2800 per person for a 7 night trip to the Caribbean, and many guests are interested in the culture of the countries they are visiting. Managing Directors Jo Plummer and Mark Fitch have both visited Dominica briefly before and were keen to expand their product knowledge and be able to increase business to the island. Site inspections were arranged for them at various properties throughout the island as well as meetings with local ground tour operators. The company was looking to increase their relationships with operators on the island, increase their knowledge of the island as well as to increase their offering of properties to their clients. Though their stay was short the operators were pleased to have been able to see such growth in the type of accommodation available on the island.The Discover Dominica Authority hosted UK journalist Helen Saunders of the Spirit & Destiny Magazine. The journalist was on island from April 25 – 30, 2012 with stays at the Jungle Bay Resort, homestays at the Kalinago Territory and Papillote Wilderness Retreat. Spirit & Destiny is the UK’s leading magazine for all things alternative, designed to feed the mind, body and spirit. It aims to include inspirational features on holistic health, natural beauty, emotional intelligence and organic lifestyles. It is a monthly publication with a circulation of 52,369 throughout the UK to mainly women interested in spiritually and holistic health. Helen was pleased to have the chance to live with the Kalinago people to experience their culture and practices with tours through their herbal gardens, the Touna Village experience and the Kalinago Barana Aute. Other tours to the mushroom farm in Pond Case with the Luke family, the Whale Watching experience and Screw’s Sulphur Spa, gave Helen the opportunity to experience the island in its rich natural beauty.**Discover Dominica Authority held its Tourism Youth Congress**Discover Dominica Authority held its annual Tourism Youth Congress on May 3, 2012 as part of activities for Tourism Awareness Month. Students from Pierre Charles Secondary School, Portsmouth Secondary School, Castle Bruce Secondary School, North East Comprehensive School, Convent High School, Dominica Grammar School, Dominica Community High School, Wesley High School and the Saint Mary’s Academy will took part in the event. The Youth Congress mirrored on the model used by the Caribbean Tourism Organization and seeks to develop students’ ability to prepare and present speeches. In Round 1 of the competition, each student spoke for three minutes on the topic “What is the impact of vagrancy on tourism? What options do we have for dealing with vagrancy and tourist harassment in Dominica?”The top five students of the first round will advanced to Round Two and presented on the topic“Your Community, the next tourist paradise?” The Castle Bruce Secondary School represented by Nayana George who the congress and will move on to represent Dominica at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Youth Congress in St. Kitts and Nevis in October 2012. The local Youth Congress was held at the Arawak House of Culture on Thursday May 3rd 2012 at 10 am. The event was broadcast live on Kairi FM. Sponsors for the Tourism Youth Congress were the AID Bank, Rainforest Aerial Tram, Rainforest Riding, Garraway Hotel, Fort Young Hotel and Cool Breeze Tours Ltd. **Tourism Awareness Month Official Opening and Tourism Industry Recognition Awards.**The Discover Dominica Authority held its Tourism Industry Recognition Awards and Official Opening of Tourism Awareness Month on Monday April 30th at the Krazy Koconuts. The ceremony recognized the stakeholders across the industry who have demonstrated commitment to the development of their sub -sector and tourism as a whole. The activities for the month’s activities can be found on the Discover Dominica’s Authority’s Website at www.DiscoverDominica.comThe winners of Tourism Industry Recognition Awards for 2012 are:Accommodation of the Year – Rosalie Bay ResortTour Guide of the year – Josianne LeogalTourism Taxi Service Provider of the Year – Peterson AngolTourism Vendor of the Year – Agnita HurtaultResponsible Tourism Award – Picard Beach CottagesCommunity Tourism Development Award – Bellevue Chopin Organic Farmers GroupTourism Industry Employee of the Year Award – Wayne James of the Fort Young HotelDirectors Awards to The Armour Family for 40 years of contribution to the development of Tourism in DominicaMEDIA AWARDSMedia awards were also given to outstanding journalists who participated in a 3 day media training worship organized by the DDA & CTO. The Journalists submitted features on tourism and the top four (4) journalists were recognized for their outstanding stories..Overall Best Feature – Kirshena Joseph of the Chronicles NewspaperBest News Report – Edona Jno Baptiste of Marpin 2K4 (award sponsored by CTO)Recognition Certificate- Marie – Antoinette Mora and Abigail AntoinePress Releaselast_img read more

New Girl Scout badges designed to inspire leadership

first_imgGS Faces TrefoilIndianapolis, In. — Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, along with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), revealed 30 new badges for girls ages 5–18 to address some of society’s most pressing needs such as cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science, and space exploration. Girl Scouts worked with top organizations like the Cyber Innovation Center, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the Museum of Science to design the most cutting-edge programming available to girls.“Girl Scouts are learning how to proactively address some of the foremost challenges of today while also building skills like confidence and perseverance that will set them up for a lifetime of leadership,” said Girl Scouts of Central Indiana’s Chief Executive Officer Danielle Shockey. “Most importantly, Girl Scouts offers girls a sense of belonging and a place to find their voice.”Girls in grades 6–12 can now earn badges in:Environmental Stewardship (funded by the Elliott Wildlife Values Project) focuses on environmental advocacy. Girls prepare for outdoor experiences and take action on environmental issues.College Knowledge for Girl Scouts in grades 11 and 12 is the first badge completely dedicated to college exploration showing girls how to research the admissions process, financial aid, and other factors.Think Like a Programmer Journey (funded by Raytheon) provides a strong foundation in computational thinking.Think Like an Engineer Journey prepares girls to pursue careers in fields such as cybersecurity, computer science, and robotics.Girls in grades K–5 can now earn badges in:Environmental Stewardship (funded by the Elliott Wildlife Values Project) encourages girls to respect the outdoors and take action to protect the natural world.Cybersecurity (funded by Palo Alto Networks) introduces girls to online safety and privacy principles, information on how the internet works, and how to spot and investigate cybercrime.  Space Science (funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and led by the SETI Institute) enables girls to channel their inner NASA scientist as they learn about objects in space and how astronomers conduct investigations.Mechanical Engineering for Girl Scout Juniors, encourages girls to design paddle boats, cranes, and balloon-powered cars, learning about buoyancy, potential and kinetic energy, machines, and jet propulsion.last_img read more

Watson charge continues

first_img Press Association Bubba Watson continued his impressive bid for a second Masters title in three years in the early stages of the second round on Friday. Australian Marc Leishman had briefly held the lead on five under par when he started his round with birdies at the first three holes following an opening 70. But the 30-year-old, who was in the penultimate group on the final day last year and famously celebrated as playing partner Adam Scott birdied the 72nd hole, followed that with bogeys at the fourth and fifth. Leishman was joined on three under by Masters rookies Kevin Stadler and Jonas Blixt, who had both carded opening rounds of 70 and birdied the par-five second today. And former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, who lost a play-off to Watson in 2012, was two under after 11 holes of his round following two bogeys and one birdie. Conditions were again perfect for the early starters, but recent history suggested the odds were against those not already high on the leaderboard. The last eight winners of the year’s first major championship had been inside the top 10 after the first round, which was good news for the likes of Watson and defending champion Scott, who was among the late starters. Rory McIlroy rewrote numerous records in his eight-shot victories in the 2011 US Open and 2012 US PGA Championship, so the 24-year-old would not be too worried about being joint 12th overnight. However, the Northern Irishman was concerned about being in the last group out just before 2pm local time, with tough pin positions, firm greens and wind forecast to gust up to 20mph set to make life difficult. Watson was the only player in the 97-strong field to card a bogey-free round on a testing opening day at Augusta National, the left-hander’s 69 containing three birdies and 15 pars. And the flamboyant world number 12 had still not dropped a shot by the time a birdie on the seventh took him into a share of the lead with Bill Haas on four under par. The top 50 players and ties will make the halfway cut, along with any player within 10 shots of the lead. Watson finally dropped his first shot of the week on the ninth when his approach flew the green and left him with an almost impossible third shot to a severely sloping green. That dropped him back to three under par and one behind Oosthuizen, Blixt and Stadler, Oosthuizen having holed from just five feet for an eagle on the par-five 13th. Stadler, making history with dad Craig as the first father-son combination to play in the same Masters, had birdied the fifth, while Blixt had picked up a shot on the third. After his eagle at the 13th, Oosthuizen experienced the flip side of Augusta’s par fives, running up a triple-bogey eight on the 15th after going over the green with his approach and then pitching back across the green into the water. That left Stadler and Blixt in the lead on four under with Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn just a shot off the lead as he compiled the round of the day so far. Bjorn shot 73 on Thursday and was only level par after 13 holes on Friday before birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th vaulted him up the leaderboard. last_img read more

Stop with the “Karen” Bashing

first_imgThe name Karen was one of the top 10 names for girls born in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, peaking as the third most popular girl’s name in 1965.As of today, there are 1,106,995 people in the U.S. with the first name Karen. Statistically, Karen is the 36th most popular first name.Unfortunately for those million plus women named Karen, including this reporter and the Second Lady of the United States, the name Karen has become a pejorative term used in the US for a woman perceived to be “entitled or demanding” beyond the scope of what is considered appropriate or necessary. A common stereotype is that of a “racist white woman” who uses her privilege to demand her own way at the expense of others. Depictions also include demanding to “speak to the manager”, being an anti-vaxxer, or having a particular bob cut hairstyle. As of 2020, the term was increasingly being used as a general-purpose term of disapproval for middle-aged white women. The name Karen had negative connotations predating the Internet meme, the notable uses being Lorraine Bracco’s depiction of Karen Friedman Hill in the 1990 film Goodfellas, and Amanda Seyfried’s ditzy schoolgirl character in the 2004 film Mean Girls. As of today, another so-called “Karen” is making the rounds on the internet, this time in Hollywood. In the video, she calls a black woman a “homeless freak,” accuses her of having a gun and makes a fake 911 call. When an Asian man tries to intervene, she coughs on him and says “I got COVID.” The man says his coronavirus test came back negative after the ordeal and the woman targeted says telling the cops she had a weapon could have gotten her killed. There are 1,106,995 people in the U.S. with the first name Karen.Statistically the 36th most popular first name.last_img read more

Local wheelsmen on a high in Tobago Cycling Classic

first_img… Crawford; Hicks in winners’ rowLOCAL cyclist Jeban Crawford and Andrew Hicks registered victories in their respective categories when the 2016 edition of the Tobago cycling classic got underway in the Twin Island Republic last Tuesday.Also taking podium positions on the opening day were Raynauth `Obeah man’ Jeffrey and Romelo Crawford.According to reports, Jeban Crawford who hails from the Ancient County of Berbice and who represented Trinidadian club, PSL/BBC Cycle Club, won the Division Two Elite Male 21-year-old age-group category five-lap (60km) race with a time of one hour 25 minutes 8.225 seconds.Hicks, on the other hand, clocked one hour 25 minutes 35.898 seconds in winning the five-lap race for Division Two junior cyclists ahead of his countryman Romelo Crawford who is also representing a Trinidad and Tobago club, where he is currently training and competing on the Trinidad circuit.Jeffrey, representing Team Coco’s had to settle for second spot in a five-lap event on a larger circuit for Division One riders under 25 years of age. His time was two hours 27 minutes 16.66 seconds.This event was won by Colombia’s Sebastian Caicedo in two hours 27 minutes 16.39 seconds.Jeffrey’s teammate Hamza Eastman finished 7th in the same event in two hours 31 minutes 47.31 seconds, while other Guyanese riders, Stephano Husbands and Jamal John placed 8th and 13th respectively.Meanwhile, Guyana’s only professional cyclist, Geron Williams, contested the Division One 10-lap race and had to settle for 9th place from a field of 44 riders.Chronicle Sport was told that Williams developed a mechanical problem early in the race, hence his 9th place finish. His time for the event, which was dominated by cyclists from the Netherlands, was two hours 27 minutes 17.79 seconds.Riders from Colombia, Germany, Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Venezuela, France, Antigua, Cuba, Martinique, Canada, Jamaica, Argentina, USA, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados and Denmark are participating in the annual event.Yesterday was the third leg of the event which will conclude tomorrow.last_img

Cricket News IND V AUS Second T20: These Indian Cricketers are set to break records

first_img New Delhi: After a disappointing loss in the first of two-match T20 series, India team will look to start fresh in the final T20 which is scheduled to happen at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Wednesday.With this, there are some interesting milestones which approach this game. However, this remains to be seen how many of the following come true.STATS48 and 49 – Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have hit 48 and 49 sixes respectively in the T20I format. Only Rohit Sharma (102), Yuvraj Singh (74) and Suresh Raina (58) have hit 50 and more T20I sixes for India thus far.349 – Rohit needs one more six to become the first Indian to hit 350 International sixes. MS Dhoni needs two sixes for the same feat. Rohit, thus far hit 349 sixes while Dhoni hit 348 including seven for Asia XI. Only four players across the globe have hit more sixes than these two players. 20938 – Dinesh Karthik needs 62 more runs to complete 21000 runs in his professional career. He has scored 9376 FC runs, 6416 List A runs and 5145 runs in T20s ahead of the T20I series.298 – If Rohit Sharma features in both the matches of this series, he will complete 300 appearances in the Twenty20 format. During the Hamilton T20I, MS Dhoni became the first Indian to feature in 300 Twenty20s. Suresh Raina is expected to be the 2nd Indian if he features in Uttar Pradesh’s matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy on 24th and 25th February respectively.46 – Yuzvendra Chahal needs 4 more wickets becoming the third Indian to take 50 wickets in T20I cricket. Only Ravichandran Ashwin (52) and Jasprit Bumrah have achieved this feat. Interestingly, he will be the first Indian leg spinner.50 – Shikhar Dhawan will be featuring in his 50th T20I in the series opener.79 – Finch needs five more sixes to become the player with the most number of T20I series for Australia. Finch currently has 79 sixes same as David Warner. Only Shane Watson (83) is ahead of the both in Australian list. Finch is also the only Australian who is near to any records in the upcoming T20 International.  Australia upstaged India in the first T20 game. The second game is scheduled to take place on 27th February at Bengaluru. T20 series will be followed by five-match ODI series. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Messi Out, But Conte Expect Inter Milan to Suffer

first_imgUEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEBarcelona star Lionel Messi did not make the trip to the San Siro for tonight’s final Champions League group game, but Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte still expects a tough test as his side bids to reach the last 16.Barcelona are already through to the knockout rounds after six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi scored in a convincing 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund last time out. The Argentine has been left out of the 20-man squad along with midfielder Sergi Roberto. Coach Ernesto Valverde’s side will also be without injured the Ousmane Dembele, Jordi Alba, Nelson Semedo and Gerard Pique.The Spaniards are assured of finishing top of group F as they have 11 points from five games.Inter are second, level on seven points with Borussia Dortmund who host Slavia Prague, but the Italians will qualify if the two clubs finish on the same number of points due to their superior head-to-head goal difference.“We’re talking about Barcelona, one of the strongest teams in the world with a very strong squad of 20 to 22 players,” said Conte.“Barcelona remain one of the four or five teams that every year sets out to win the competition.“For their part, they are calm in first place and will play without pressure and can create problems. We have to give everything knowing that it might not be enough.”Barcelona beat Inter 2-1 at Camp Nou last time out, but Conte believes his team have grown since then as they sit top of Serie A.“In Barcelona we played a very good game with great courage and personality, but the defeat came thanks to their great players.“It’s been a while, we’ve grown in some respects.“If we think we won’t suffer when Barca are in possession, we would be fools. When we get the possession, we will try to put them in difficulty.”The former Chelsea and Juventus coach hopes a capacity San Siro crowd can pull the three-time former European champions through.“Our stadium can give us a lot of positive energy and I am sure it will. We all want to get to the last 16, it would be a prestigious goal.”TONIGHT’S FIXTURESNapoli Vs GenkSalzburg Vs LiverpoolDortmund Vs SlaviaInter Milan Vs BarcelonaBenfica Vs ZenitLyon Vs LeipzigAjax Vs ValenciaChelsea Vs LilleShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Norwegian chess grandmaster is on 1077 points, just 32 points off the worldwide leader last_img read more

Freshman O’Hara’s no-hitter highlights up-and-down weekend for Orange

first_imgThe Syracuse softball season got off to a historic start when freshman pitcher Sydney O’Hara threw the program’s seventh no-hitter in the first start of her collegiate career. O’Hara struck out 12 over six innings of work in SU’s (2-3) 9-0 win over Austin Peay (1-4) in the opening round of the Mardi Gras tournament in Mobile, Ala. The Syracuse pitcher also contributed at the plate, collecting three hits and a pair of RBI’s.In the nightcap of the doubleheader, the Orange made three errors and struck out 12 times against South Alabama (5-0) pitcher Hannah Campbell in a 2-1 loss.Junior pitcher Lindsay Taylor took the loss in her first start of the season, despite yielding only one run in five innings of work. SU freshman catcher Nicole Lundstrom hit a home run to collect the lone RBI for the Orange in the contest.In its second day of action, Syracuse would need to rely on Lundstrom’s bat once again. She placed a single through the right side of the infield in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat University of Alabama-Birmingham (1-3) 3-2 in nine innings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSenior first baseman Jasmine Watson hit a two-run home run in the second inning, to give SU an early 2-0 advantage. Taylor rebounded off her loss the day before to pitch five near-perfect innings of relief, yielding only one hit in the span to collect her first win. In a rematch against South Alabama, O’Hara was unable to replicate her mastery on the mound in an 8-0 mercy-rule loss to the Jaguars. The Orange offense was handicapped by South Alabama junior pitcher Farish Beard, striking out 13 times and collecting only one hit in the game.In the Mardi Gras Tournament finale, SU made five errors in a 12-3 loss to McNeese State (3-2). Syracuse was able to take a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning on back-to-back home runs by Watson and junior second baseman Julie Wambold.Six unearned runs came across to score for the Cowboys as they scored 11 unanswered runs from the fifth inning on.Syracuse has the week off before traveling Conway, S.C. for the Kickin’ Chicken Classic. The Orange faces Purdue, Coastal Carolina, Towson and La Salle. compiled by Connor Grossman, staff writer, Comments Published on February 10, 2014 at 1:26 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Organized experiment causes small explosion in Tutor Hall

first_imgA small explosion occurred in Ronald Tutor Hall Tuesday evening due to an assistant research professor and his peers mixing chemicals. No one was hurt. The Los Angeles Fire department said the partners were conducting an organized experiment in the building’s basement laboratory. According to LAFD the building shook, but suffered no structural damage. No fire broke out from the accidental blast. Tutor Hall was evacuated and examined by a hazard task force and firefighters. Fire officials say the building only suffered minor flooding due to the reaction’s flash activating the automatic sprinkler system inside.last_img