first_imgDivided into swim, bike and run zones, the stores will feature technical products for training and racing along with everyday lifestyle products, including the official triathlon and cycling kits by Santini, `Ohana swim collection by ROKA and over 40 styles of limited-edition World Championship hats and visors. Visitors can also purchase the limited edition Suunto 9 Baro Titanium IRONMAN Limited Edition watch which is limited to 1,406 watches, celebrating the 140.6-mile journey that makes up a full-distance IRONMAN triathlon.The stores will also feature interactive games like corn hole, photo opportunities with the IRONMAN M-Dot logo and oversized KONA letters and refreshments.Ho’ala IRONMAN Training SwimOn Sunday, October 6, the Ho’ala IRONMAN Training Swim saw approximately 700 athletes take to the Kailua Bay to get a sense of the swim course before race day.The IRONMAN Foundation Service Project presented by HOKA ONE ONEOn Monday, October 7 the IRONMAN Foundation held a community-based service project with Hālau Ka’eaikahelelani, a school of Hawaiian culture. IRONMAN athletes, ambassadors, partners and staff spent the morning restoring indigenous spaces on the property of Hālau Ka’eaikahelelani and also presented Hālau Ka’eaikahelelani with a US$2,500 grant to sponsor ongoing programs to connect to the land, the people, the place, and the community. The Vega IRONMAN World Championship’s week of events continues on Tuesday, with events such as the IRONKIDS Keiki Dip-n-Dash and the annual IRONMAN Parade of Nations. Related PATH Runs Race week for the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship has officially kicked off in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i and with it, a plethora of activities and events. The countdown is on to the main event taking place on Saturday, October 12.IRONMAN merchandiseMultiple locations for the Official IRONMAN Merchandise Store have opened their doors to the public. IRONMAN adds that, with a brand new experiential store in 2019, there is something for everyone. ‘Featuring over 200 IRONMAN World Championship products in 40 different categories from premier partners like Compressport, HOKA ONE ONE, Santini, ROKA and Ventum there are more options than ever before.’While the IRONMAN Village at Hale Halawai Park will once again serve as the central hub for the athletes, their support team and the local community, the flagship IRONMAN Merchandise venue will be conveniently located at the Courtyard by Marriot King Kamehameha Hotel with an expanded footprint of over 6,000 square feet. PATH Runslast_img

first_imgGophers to face Syracuse in first round of Maui Invitational Dane MizutaniJuly 17, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintA matchup between the names Boeheim and Pitino will catch eyes of college basketball fans at the start of the next season.However, it’ll be Richard Pitino, the son of  legendary head coach Rick Pitino, that’ll take the floor to coach against the great Jim Boeheim on Nov. 25. It was announced Wednesday that the Gophers will take on Syracuse in the the 2013 Maui Invitational. This will be a major test for new head basketball coach Richard Pitino in his first season at the helm. This is just the second time in program history that Minnesota will square off with Syracuse. The Gophers won 82-75 in the only other matchup between the two teams in the 1990 NCAA Tournament.The 2013 Maui Invitational will take place from Nov. 25-27.last_img read more

first_imgGophers send seniors out strongMinnesota scored a season-high 197.500 against Pittsburgh.Jasmin KempPaige Williams is congratulated by her coach after vaulting on Saturday, March 2 at Maturi Pavilion. Paul HodowanicMarch 4, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers women’s gymnastics team had been trying to put all four events together the entire season, and on Saturday afternoon, the team finally did it.Minnesota scored a season-high and second-best in program history team score, beating Pittsburgh 197.500-193.400 on Saturday at Maturi Pavilion.“We are really getting better each and every week,” said head coach Jenny Hansen. “It was fun. We put all four events together tonight and we haven’t done that this year and I think that’s why we saw such a jump in the score for us. They were just on, and I know they wanted to send their seniors out in style and they sure did.The No. 11 Gophers swept the event titles as Paige Williams won the vault and floor exercise with scores of 9.900 and 9.925. Her vault score was her career-high on the event.“She performed with such confidence, it was so fun to watch her,” Hansen said. “She’s got such big gymnastics, the amplitude she has makes everyone’s jaws drop.”Lexy Ramler took home the other two event titles, scoring a career best on beam with a 9.750 and tied her career best with a 9.950 on bars. Ramler put together the top all-around performance of the night scoring 39.650. The score is the third best all-around score in Gophers history. Ramler owns the top score among all Gophers at 39.725.Saturday also saw a breakout performance from freshman Tiarre Sales. Sales competed on three events: bars, beam and vault. She scored her career-high in all three. Her 9.900 on bars earned her third place overall, her 9.850 performance on vault placed her in a tied for third spot, and her 9.900 on beam won her second place.  “That’s what she does in practice, so it was so fun to see her exactly what she does,” Hansen said, adding the whole team felt amped up to send the seniors out strong.An announced crowd of 2,698 cheered the team on, standing up and chanting after every routine for Minnesota, which left an effect on the gymnasts. “We always love a big crowd, this was great for us and we felt the energy for sure tonight, and I know the girls feed off of it,” Hansen said. “They love a big crowd, and it was fun tonight.”Minnesota honored their two seniors following the event, Rachel Cutler and Selena Ung. Cutler didn’t compete due to injury and Ung competed in the floor exercise in her last regular season home meet. This group of seniors was the first recruiting class for head coach Jenny Hansen, now in her fifth year.“We’ve been through the whole process together,” Hansen said. “For them to finish out and be a part of such a great team is pretty special.”Minnesota travel down south to the Elevate the Stage event in Birmingham, Alabama to take on No. 7 Georgia, No. 20 Arkansas and No. 37 Michigan State.last_img read more

first_imgFeb 3, 2011 Foodborne botulism a persistent problem for Alaska NativesFoodborne botulism is more than 800 times more common in Alaska natives than among the overall US population, mainly because of consumption of uncooked meat from aquatic game such as seals, whales, and walruses, according to a report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers from federal and state health agencies found records of 317 botulism cases and 159 outbreaks from 1947 through 2007. Sixty-one percent of the patents were female. The overall mean annual incidence was 6.9 cases per 100,000 Alaska Natives; those older than 60 were hardest hit, with a mean annual incidence of 26.6 per 100,000. The overall case-fatality rate (CFR) was 8.2%, but the CFR since 1980 has been 4.0% or lower. The fatality rate was higher in cases in which the disease was misdiagnosed and antitoxin treatment delayed.Clin Infect Dis reportClin Infect Dis related editorial (extract) China finds good safety profile for H1N1 vaccineAn evaluation of the safety of China’s 2009 H1N1 vaccine campaign found few serious adverse events, with a Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) rate that was below the country’s background level. The findings were published online yesterday by the New England Journal of Medicine. China conducted its vaccine campaign from Sep 21, 2009, through Mar 21, 2010. Priority groups included healthcare workers, school children and staff, and people with underlying medical conditions. About 90 million people received the vaccine, a nonadjuvanted split-virus vaccine made by 10 producers. A review of adverse events reported to China’s vaccine safety surveillance system showed that the adverse event rate was 90 per 1 million doses. Just over 80% of the 8,067 adverse events were determined to be vaccine related, and only 1,083 were defined as more serious. Eleven cases of GBS were reported, which at 0.1 per 1 million doses is well below China’s background rate of 1.9 per 1 million population. The authors concluded that the vaccine had a solid safety profile with no evidence of increased GBS risk.Feb 2 N Engl J Med abstract Survey finds 12% of food workers stayed on job while sickIn a multistate survey, 11.9% of restaurant workers said they had worked at least two shifts while suffering vomiting or diarrhea in the previous year, according to a report published in the February issue of the Journal of Food Protection. The survey included interviews with 491 restaurant workers and 387 of their managers in the nine states that participate in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Environmental Health Specialists Network. The states involved were California, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. Restaurants were selected randomly, and only one chain restaurant was included in each state. Factors associated with employees working while sick included (1) a high volume of meals served, (2) no requirement for workers to report illness to managers, (3) a lack of on-call workers, (4) inexperienced managers, and (5) male workers. “Our findings suggest that policies that encourage workers to tell managers when they are ill and that help mitigate pressures to work while ill could reduce the number of food workers who work while experiencing vomiting or diarrhea,” the report says.J Food Prot abstract Experimental blood test for vCJD called promisingBritish scientists have devised a blood test for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)—the human counterpart of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease)—that achieved better than 70% sensitivity in the lab, according to a report published online today by the Lancet. The test involves using stainless steel particles to tag abnormal prion protein, the vCJD infective agent, in blood and then using a combination of PrP-specific antibodies and conventional assays to detect the agent. The scientists used the test to look for PrP in a set of 190 masked blood samples from 190 volunteers, including 21 with vCJD, 27 with sporadic CJD, 42 with other neurologic diseases, and 100 normal controls. The test identified 15 of the 21 samples from vCJD patients and correctly classified all 169 vCJD-negative samples, showing 71.4% sensitivity and 100% specificity. The study is praised in an accompanying editorial by Luisa Gregori of the US Food and Drug Administration (not speaking officially for the FDA). Gregori calls the study “the first report of an assay capable of discriminating vCJD-infected blood from blood of individuals who at the time of sampling were either healthy or affected by non-vCJD neurodegenerative disorders.” She notes that while vCJD is very rare, it has had enormous effects on transfusion medicine. A reliable blood test would not only be useful for identifying asymptomatic cases, but also, potentially, for screening blood donations, she writes.Feb 3 Lancet article abstractFeb 3 Lancet editorial (extract)last_img read more

first_img Market Region as Safe Haven – Business Leader You may be interested in… Oct 9, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 28, 2020 Jun 4, 2020 Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… center_img The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is now in full swing in Barbados.CARICOM Secretariat’s Jascene Malcolm on Saturday chatted with Barbados’ Minister of Culture Hon. Stephen Lashley ahead of the opening of the Grand Market. Listen: Jul 13, 2020 CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… 11 countries confirmed for CARIFESTA XIV before February 14 registration deadlineWith seven months to go until CARIFESTA XIV, carded for August 16-25, 2019, in Trinidad and Tobago, 11 Caribbean Member States and five Associate Members, of 19 invited have already registered. This is considered by many to be unprecedented in recent years. An official invitation to participate in the Festival…January 17, 2019In “Anguilla”Interim Festival Directorate meets this week on CARIFESTAThe Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) – the body responsible for the planning of CARIFESTA along with the host country management team – is currently hosting its 17th meeting in Trinidad and Tobago. The meeting began on Monday morning at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre in Port-of-Spain. As agreed in…March 25, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Machel Montano one of CARIFESTA XIV’s Brand AmbassadorsMachel Montano is one of the Brand Ambassadors for CARIFESTA XIV, which was launched in fine style on Tuesday night in Trinidad and Tobago. The launch event happened in the Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre. It was a cultural explosion fitting for the commencement of preparations for…October 24, 2018In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThe East End has long been an oystering hotspot with a well-documented resurgence of the industry in both spiking numbers of new producers, as well as programs — like Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Suffolk Project in Aquaculture Training program — that teach folks how to grow them, making this the perfect time for those interested to learn more about the history of the native edible mollusk.The Southold Historical Society will continue its recent partnership with Peconic Landing to do just that by offering a free lecture at the Peconic Landing Community Center auditorium on Tuesday, April 2, titled “The History of Our Local Edible Oyster.” There, veteran marine educator with CCE, Mark Cappellino, will discuss the trajectory of the prized pearl producer, which has fed generations of Native Americans and area settlers. Oysters remain overwhelmingly popular as pint-sized proteins.“It’s the fastest-growing segment of the food industry,” said history buff and oyster grower, Mike Osinski of Widow’s Peak Oysters, who regularly supplies both area and New York City spots with the succulent bivalve. “From my dock, I can see the old railroad dock where two freight trains left Greenport every day full of oysters — 2000 tons of oysters left Greenport bound for New York. Hard to believe that was nearly a century ago.”New York City harbor was once the world’s largest source for oysters and one Greenport oyster cannery owner created a cartoon character, “Oscar the Oyster,” with an accompanying radio jingle to promote the business in the 1930s. These days, “diver” oysters are not as common as those that are grown in cages by producers like Osinski, who then sell stock to area restaurants and fish markets throughout Long Island, New York City, and beyond.While oysters are most often enjoyed raw on the half shell, they are also baked or broiled with butter, herbs, and bread crumbs on top a la oysters Rockefeller, as well as grilled, smoked, deep fried, and in stews, all of which will be discussed at next week’s lecture.Like wine grapes, oysters are known for being unique to the place they are produced with subtle differences to their individual “terroir.” This has to do with the animals’ important ecological function as filter-feeders that naturally clean the waters in which they live.According to the event’s press release, an adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water each day as they help to remove excess nitrogen and prevent harmful algae blooms. This remains chief among the reasons why an oyster grown in, say, Napeague Harbor will taste differently than one grown in Hog Creek, as will oysters grown within yards of one another in Peconic Bay.The event begins at Peconic Landing in Greenport at 4 PM. Reservations are recommended by calling 631-765-5500. To find out more, visit the SHS website at Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgChinese medical ship arrives in Tanzania Search for cruise ship continues along the Yangtze River The cruise ship MS Amera with more than 1,000 European tourists onboard arrived at the port of La Goulette on Thursday. Tunisia witnessed a slump in its tourism since 2015 when the country was hit by terrorist attacks. In recent years, the local security situation of Tunisia has improved and foreign tourists have gradually increased. The cruise ship MS Amera arrived at the port of La Goulette on Thursday, November 14, 2019, with more than 1,000 European tourists aboard. Tunisia has seen a slump in tourism since 2015, when the country was hit by terrorist attacks. In recent years, the security situation has improved and foreign tourists have gradually returned. (Photo Source: Adele Ezzine/Xinhua)Amera, the first cruise ship to make a call at a Tunisian port since 2015, arrived on Thursday in Tunis with 1,090 passengers.According to the port of La Goulette, this is the first cruise ship moored on Tunisian shores since the 2015 terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, in which 22 tourists were killed.“This cruise ship came from Malta and resumed its journey to Italy later,” said Tunisian Minister of Tourism and Handicraft Rene Trabelsi, who was welcoming the tourists when they arrived at the wharf.“The anchoring of the Amera ship in the port of La Goulette is the beginning of the revival of cruise tourism in Tunisia,” the minister noted.Trabelsi stressed that the ministry would seek to attract cruise tourism to other Tunisian areas.Wissem Bouchnak, the financial director of the port, estimated that Tunisia will host no less than 10 cruise ships in 2020, with the number expected to increase further in 2021.Relatedcenter_img Death toll in migrant ship disaster off Tunisia riseslast_img read more

first_img Share LocalNews Agriculture Sector to Benefit From EC$120 Million Economic and Technical Agreement With China by: – October 29, 2018 Tweet Share 176 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit revealed that agriculture will be one of the beneficiaries from an EC$120 million contribution which was granted from the Government of the People’s Republic of China.In an effort to introduce what he described as new, technologically-based thinking in agriculture, the prime minister revealed that a new agricultural complex will be constructed in Portsmouth. This, he said, will increase production and productivity and thereby increase the return on investment for farmers as well as foreign exchange earnings.When complete, the facility will also be home to a centre for training where farmers, prospective farmers and staff at the Ministry of Agriculture will be exposed to advanced technologies in farming, which Prime Minister Skerrit explained will be needed to cope with climate change.“We have to employ new technologies in farming if we’re to survive in agriculture, because in agriculture we are exposed to increased pests and diseases on the farms, largely due to global warming and changes in the climatic conditions,” the he stated.Pest management on farms in Dominica is costing farmers 25% of their running costs on average; a figure that Prime Minister Skerrit described as a significant dent in returns for farmers.“For us to build more resistance in agriculture, we have to look at the source of the planting material and make sure that the stock which we bring in can withstand the pests and diseases on our farms.”While thanking the Chinese government for its intervention, Prime Minister Skerrit questioned the criticism of Dominica’s relationship with China, stating that it has only ever had a positive impact on the island and its citizens.“What China has been doing every step of the way, [is] assisting this country with its socio-economic development and every single citizen of our country has benefited from the benevolence of the Chinese people,” he said.last_img read more