Mayor Walsh visits simulation lab at Medical School

first_imgHarvard’s MEDscience program recently welcomed Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh into its Simulation Lab at Harvard Medical School. The program, which was first launched in 2005, is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative aimed at inspiring students by engaging them in science through hands-on experiences. Research shows that students who learn through simulation are often able to deepen their understanding of an issue by connecting it to real-life experience.Mayor Walsh joined students from the from the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Super Teens pre-employment and leadership program in learning about the dangers of addiction, and what do to if you encounter someone in throes of an addiction crisis.The students faced a simulated medical emergency scenario posing a real-life challenge, whereby they encountered a young “patient” (in this case a robot mannequin) in severe distress and in need of lifesaving treatment. The students were asked to evaluate the patient, assess the symptoms, arrive at a clinical diagnosis and perform treatment.Health care providers and educators were on hand to coach students and help them understand the biological mechanisms of addiction, how certain drugs affect anatomy and physiology, and how they can permanently change brain chemistry.“Mayor Walsh was able to witness what we see every day at MEDscience: High school students catapulted into a real life-like learning simulation unlike any they’ve ever experienced, fully immersed in understanding and problem solving an urgent medical emergency, in this case an opioid overdose,” said Julie Joyal, executive director of MEDscience. “The Mayor’s moving comments about the drug crisis, addiction and education put this in perspective for our students. It was truly an exceptional day.”At the end of the simulation, students learned how drugs affect the neurobiology of the brain and administered Narcan. Joyal says the program is committed to trying to close gaps in opportunity, achievement, and inspiration by driving home the message that STEM-based careers are open to all. It also stresses the importance of critical thinking, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork.Each year, the program educates more than 1,400 local high-school students on the Harvard Medical School campus and is currently in 30 schools throughout the greater Boston area.For more information please visit http://hmsmedscience.org/last_img read more

Conference connects students, professionals

first_imgThis weekend, the Undergraduate Women in Business (UWIB) club will host its fifth annual Women’s Professional Development Conference to connect female students with representatives from a range of top-tier companies.   The conference, titled “Catalysts of Change: Women Transforming the Marketplace,” features a keynote address by Notre Dame alumna Kimberly Farrell, who serves as president and CEO of Unlimited Performance Training, Inc. Conference chair Kristina Hamilton said this weekend will “allow undergraduate women to network and build relationships with successful businesswomen” by learning about the diverse experiences of women in business. With representatives from a wide variety of companies in attendance, including Accenture, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, General Mills, Grant Thornton, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Procter and Gamble, Hamilton said the conference presents an excellent opportunity for undergraduate women to explore their career and leadership options. “The purpose [of the conference] is to provide students with an opportunity to have a more intimate experience with companies and engage students with current topics or issues relevant to their futures as business professionals,” Hamilton said. Though the conference is an annual occurrence, Hamilton said UWIB sponsors on-campus networking events throughout the school year, including meetings with employers like Abercrombie and Fitch, KPMG, Houlihan Lokey and Bank of America. “We encourage anyone that is still looking for a job, internship, leadership opportunity or looking to hone their professional skills to attend,” she said. “Many company reps are Notre Dame alums and come back annually to our conference, so it has been a great opportunity for our members to build relationships with women in various companies.” To help younger students learn about the opportunities for women in business, Hamilton said UWIB started a mentorship program within the club, pairing senior members with freshmen and sophomores. “The best way to figure out what you want for your future is to talk with someone who has been in your shoes and hear why they chose to pursue their career,” she said. “I think our conference is a perfect way to do just that, and I hope that our attendees leave with at least one new contact that they can develop a relationship with, regardless of their interest in the particular company.” Conference events will take place Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Innovation Park and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Mendoza College of Business Atrium. Notre Dame undergraduate and MBA students are eligible to register for the free conference on the UWIB website. Contact Charitha Isanaka at cisanaka@nd.edulast_img read more

New York Releases “Wear A Mask” PSA Finalists, Voting Now Open

first_imgImage via New York State Pool Feed Live StreamALBANY – On Wednesday Governor Cuomo and his daughter Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo revealed the five finalists for the “Wear a Mask” public service announcement contest.The contest received more than 600 submissions of short videos highlighting the importance of wearing a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19.Voting is open until May 25 with only one vote per person, and the winner will be announced on May 26.You can watch each of the five finalists below and vote on the Wear A Mask website. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fight Looms Over Proposed LNG Port Off Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An artist’s rendering of Port Ambrose (courtesy of Liberty Natural Gas)Long Island lawmakers and environmental advocates are voicing concerns over a proposed liquefied natural gas port that would be located in the Atlantic Ocean, 19 miles south of the South Shore.Liberty Natural Gas is seeking approval for “Port Ambrose,” a so-called deep-water port that would re-gasify fuel shipped from the Caribbean before pumping it through a 22-mile underwater pipeline supplying New York City and LI.“The general public does not know about this,” Nassau County Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) told reporters Monday during a news conference at Jones Beach. “We want more information, more public hearings and more time for public comment.”He urged Long Islanders to attend the public hearing 6-9 p.m. July 9 at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach followed by a second hearing the next day at the NJ Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed LNG’s previous application for the proposed port. The company resubmitted its proposal at half the size as the original.“Twenty two days is not enough for the people to voice their concerns,” Claudia Borecky, President of North Merrick Community Association, said. “I’m asking for 122 days.”Clean Ocean Action, an NJ-based environmental group, said the port would discharge 3.5 million gallons of chemically-treated seawater used for pipe tests, generate significant underwater noise pollution and dredge up more than 20 miles of seafloor.“The LNG port will adversely impact the economies and ecologies depended upon by millions of Americans and the public deserves the opportunity to give it careful consideration,” said Sean Dixon, the coastal policy attorney for the group. “In an event of another storm it will be a problem waiting to happen.”The company said on a website dedicated to the proposal that the ship can disconnect from the pipeline in minutes and sail out to sea to avoid major storms.Rav Freidel of Concerned Citizens of Montauk is concerned that the port may be used to export domestic gas instead of acting as an import terminal for LNG, as originally proposed.  The company also denies this.last_img read more

Bolivia closes Nicaragua, Iran embassies to save money for coronavirus

first_imgBolivia ordered the closure of its embassies in Nicaragua and Iran while also shuttering three federal ministries in a cost-cutting move to free up money to fight the coronavirus, President Jeanine Anez said Thursday.Former leftist president Evo Morales had established close political and economic ties with the two countries before he resigned last November following days of violent unrest.”We have nothing against those countries, noble people and brothers whom we respect and who are friends,” Anez said in a televised message in which she announced she would “close the Bolivian embassies in Iran and Nicaragua.” Topics : In addition, she said, the country’s culture and sports ministries would now fall under the education ministry, while the communication ministry will become part of the presidency’s portfolio.”An important point for the economy is that the government knows how to save and that is why we have ordered to reduce three ministries: Instead of 20 we will have 17,” she said. “All of the money saved through this reduction will go towards health and fighting the virus,” she added, without specifying how much money the measures will free up.Bolivia has so far registered more than 12,000 cases of coronavirus and over 400 fatalities.last_img read more

Arsenal will do ‘as much as they can’ to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay, admits Mikel Arteta

first_img Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught on two minds over his Arsenal future (Picture: EPA)Mikel Arteta says the club will do everything within its power to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new deal at Arsenal.The Gabon international has less than 18 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates, which he signed following a £57m move from Dortmund in 2018.The forward was named club captain earlier this season and he took his tally for the Gunners to 17 for the season with two goals in a 3-2 win against Everton on Sunday.Aubameyang was expected to leave had Unai Emery remained in charge in north London but Arteta’s arrival has increased the likelyhood of the Gabonese signing a new deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Aubameyang is still in two minds and Arteta says the club will do everything they can to keep the 30-year-old, who has attracted strong interest from Barcelona. Advertisement Arsenal will do ‘as much as they can’ to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay, admits Mikel Arteta Metro Sport ReporterSunday 23 Feb 2020 7:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Advertisement Arteta is desperate to keep Aubameyang (Picture: EPA)‘He’s our most important player,’ admitted Arteta.‘Stats wise there’s no question about the impact that he has on this team.‘So as much as I can and the club can we will try to convince him to stay with us.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAubameyang is now joint top scorer in the league alongside Jamie Vardy.But aside from Aubameyang’s goals, Arteta has been most impressed with his work-rate and he admits he was unsure whether he’d be able to play in this manner when he first took charge.‘It’s incredible the amount of defensive work that he’s doing,’ said Arteta.‘Before [taking charge] I had my questions [but] it shows all the commitment that he’s shown for his team-mates and with the club.‘I wasn’t sure if he could do it physically but he’s showed that he’s done it physically so then it’s down to whether you want to do it or if you don’t.’MORE: Liverpool warned Virgil van Dijk could leave to join Real Madrid or Barcelonalast_img read more

Two Bulker Newbuilds Join Wisdom Fleet

first_imgTaiwanese shipping company Wisdom Marine Lines has taken delivery of two eco-ship newbuilds from Japanese shipyards.The 61,950 dwt Amis Miracle joined the company’s fleet on January 12, 2018.Built at Oshima shipyard, the Ultramax bulker features a length of 200 meters and a width of 32.3 meters.Amis Miracle, which flies the flag of Panama, currently has a market value of USD 27.6 million, according to information provided by VesselsValue.What is more, Wisdom Marine took delivery of the 37,600 dwt Bunun Kalon from Imabari shipyard on January 15.The Panama-flagged Handy bulk carrier is 180 meters long and 29.8 meters wide. Its market value amounts to USD 22.16 million.The latest fleet additions bring the company’s fleet to 126 vessels. Four more newbuildings are set to join Wisdom Marine’s fleet this year, data on the company’s website indicates.last_img read more

Youth council weighs in on early general election

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Youth council weighs in on early general election by: – October 25, 2011 Kingston, October 25, 2011 – The National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) is expressing strong concerns following reports in the media that the general election that is constitutionally due September and which could be extended to December 2012, will be held in November or December 2011 using the May 2011 voters list that is.BASIS OF NYCJ’S CALLThe NYCJ’s call is being made against the background of the fact that the: Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party Leader- designate, Andrew Holness, has more than once publicly urged his party supporters to “get ready”.  Holding of the election before the publication of the new voters list would deprive the more than 40,000 persons most of whom are young people who added their names to the voter’s list between May and September this year, of the opportunity to exercise their franchise Lack of preparedness by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) who have stated that at least three (3) months are needed to procure equipment and train persons to use them for the election. EOJ needs to indicate all the necessary plans are fully in place and that the more than 40,000 registered young voters have been added to the list of persons to vote.  Country and by extension the 58.3% of youth who constitutes a large portion of the population needs to hear from the major players namely the PNP and the JLP in the form of a National Political Debate their views on the Youth Agenda should either of them form the government. Major political parties must published their manifesto’s which outlined its intended actions, beliefs, vision and positions on a wide range of national issues in order for young people to vote from an informed perspective and not emotions.CAUTION TO GOVERNMENT We caution the government that to act otherwise, would be a great injustice to youth who many a times are often neglected in the policy making process and governance of the country and further prevent youth from getting an opportunity to select the person who they think is best suited to run the country; someone who has the youth of Jamaica best interests at heart as this might be like the old adage “the straw to break the camel’s back”.Toward this end, let it be said that “the youth were given a fair chance to exercise their constitutional rights when the election is over. But let it not be said that this privilege was taken from them because of a party’s quest for leadership and not because of the best interest of the Jamaican people”. ELECTION MONEY FOUND We have noted the statements of the Hon. Daryl Vaz, Minister with responsibility for information at a post cabinet press briefing that “the funds have to be found and they will be found in order for an election to be properly managed and run” and we are calling on him and the government to be transparent and tell the people of Jamaica the source of funding from central government for the upcoming general election in light of repeated statements from the government that there are limited financial resources which resulted in cuts in central government’s budgetary allocation to its ministries, departments and agencies.Press ReleaseNational Youth Council of Jamaicacenter_img Share Tweet 21 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

US-IRAN CRISIS: PH orders mandatory repatriation of Pinoys

first_img The declaration of Alert Level 4 came as Iran fired rockets at Iraq’s al Asad airbase, which hosts US forces, as part of retaliatory attack following the killing of Soleimani by US airstrikes. “If we ask them (Filipinos) to join us in the repatriation and hindi sila makikipacooperate, e wala na kaming magagawa. But there will be earnest efforts to repatriate them,” he added. Department of Labor and Employment secretary Silvestre Bello said forced evacuations are to be implemented among Filipino workers in the three Middle East countries with Saudi Arabia serving as evacuation camp. MANILA – The Philippine government has raised the security alertfor all Filipinos in Iraq,Iran and Lebanon to Alert Level 4 as tension escalates on Wednesday following the death ofIranian military general Qassem Soleimani from a United States drone strike. “Even without the pronouncement of thePresident, we already have the budget for the repatriation,” Toledo toldreporters in Malacañang. “There is the urgency of meeting the Filipino community there in order for them to be briefed on what to do in case an exigency happens,” Bello said. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. PCOO Bello also said that all Filipinos – documented or undocumented – will be assisted in the repatriation. There are over 2.1 million Filipinos in Middle East – 62,000 are undocumented or irregular migrants, the foreign official earlier said. Documented Filipinos who will be repatriated will receive financial assistance from Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. Those undocumented will not get financial assistance, Bello said. He added that there was information that there were around 600 Filipino workers or more near the United States bases in Iraq, which is being targeted by airstrikes by the Iran. Malacañang said that Filipinos in Iraq will not be forced to go home as they can opt to be evacuated to a safe place instead, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a television interview. “I understand the sentiments of our overseas workers in Iraq and I will not blame them if they would opt to stay. But then the concern of our President and our government, for that matter, is their safety,” Bello said. “Repatriation is out of the question when there is a shooting war. We have to place them in a safe place. Hindi naman sila kailangang umuwi habang nagkakaroon ng giyera doon o digmaan. Hindi mo naman maiuuwi iyun talaga,” he told CNN Philippines. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, meanwhile, said that the military will send “as soon as possible” two battalions of soldiers, two units of C-130 transport planes, one C-295 plane, and two ships to evacuate thousands of Filipino workers in the Middle East. The Philippine Coast Guard, for their part, said that French-made patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang is ready to assist in the repatriation of Filipino workers in the said countries. Of the allocated amount, P1.29 billionis under the Department of Foreign Affairs while P600 million is with theOverseas Workers Welfare Administration, Toledo said. The Department of Budgetand Management, however, has yet to release a copy of the signed spending planfor this year.(With ABS-CBN News/PN) Alert level 4, which is the highest among the travel advisories of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), is issued when “there is large-scale internal conflict or full-blown external attack.” Budget Assistant Secretary Rolando Toledo said the government has enough funds under the 2020 national budget for the repatriation of its people from the Middle East, saying President Duterte called for standby resources in light of the brewing war in the region. There are at least 1,600 Filipinos in Iraq. More than half are working in Kurdistan region and the rest are in the Baghdad area. In Baghdad, many are employed by the US and other foreign facilities, while some work for regular commercial establishments. “Hindi natin masiguro na kapag sumabog ito, kahit na gaano kaganda ang buhay nila doon, hindi mo matitiyak ang kanilang kaligtasan. So, we would like to appeal to them na umuwi muna,” he added. Around P1.8 billion has been allocatedin the budget for the repatriation of Filipino workers. last_img read more

Magnus said there wouldn’t be a third day in D/N Test: Viswanathan Anand

first_imgKolkata: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand feels experimentation in sport is important for the development of players and the game as a whole as continuing with one format for too long can stunt progress.Anand has seen sport, not only chess, evolve over time and experiment with formats to stay relevant. While chess saw formats like rapid and blitz come up, cricket also witnessed the rise of Twenty20, pink ball Tests, 100-ball cricket and even talk of reducing Tests to four days.“You need to say who is the audience for the judgement,” Anand told IANS in an exclusive interview when quizzed if experimenting is good for the health of sport in general.“These are sports trying to keep the attention of fans and their viewers. So it comes down to that. The other thing is, very often if a sport is too fixed for too long, people will get good at doing something and doing it too well and development can get blocked a bit,” said the 50-year-old legend ahead of his book launch ‘Mind Master’ in the city.“So with experimentation, you are also giving fresh life to the sport. In chess, faster formats seemed to rescue the game,” said Anand who has multiple world titles in rapid and blitz chess.Anand, India’s first Grandmaster and first Asian world champion, pointed out that in the battle of purists versus broader audience who like shorter formats, sport has to strike a balance. “A sport has to find balance between purists and broader audience who are always in conflict. I think it is very healthy that sport is not stuck for too long. And you can always conserve what is traditional by having a certain part of the season for that. Like you block a month for Test cricket,” he said. IANSAlso Read: Viswanathan Anand draws with Nikita Vituigov, Caruana leadsAlso Watch: 89th Annual Conference of Srimanta Sankardev Sankar Sangha begins todaylast_img read more