It may take several tries to find right COVID-19 vaccine, PAHO director says

first_img“We do know that if we don’t prepare now, we will miss the opportunity to benefit from (a vaccine) quickly,” she said. “Countries cannot wait to have all of the answers before they start planning and preparing to deliver a COVID vaccine.”National regulators will need to swiftly asses and approve vaccines without cutting corners, Etienne said, adding PAHO was already in contact with regulators.Influenza could put additional pressure on health systems around the region, PAHO Assistant Director Jarbas Barbosa said, recommending countries seek widespread coverage with influenza vaccines. It may take several tries to find the right vaccine for COVID-19, the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday, as she urged countries to begin preparing vaccination plans.Global reported infections of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, are climbing toward 32 million, according to a Reuters tally, while deaths approach 1 million. Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are reporting about a million new infections every two weeks.”We hope scientists do uncover an effective vaccine that offers lasting protection against COVID but it may take a few tries before we find the right one,” Etienne said during PAHO’s weekly virtual press conference. “Early vaccines may only provide partial protection or may not work for everyone. We don’t yet know which vaccine will be found safe and effective and how it will work,” she said.Participation in the global COVID-19 vaccine facility known as COVAX is the best way for countries to protect those at severe risk of the disease, Etienne said.Fourteen countries in the region have agreed to self-finance their participation in the program, Etienne said, while another 10 are eligible for cost support. A further 13 have said they intend to participate, she added.Some countries missed the program’s initial deadline, but said over the weekend they would commit as soon as possible.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Martin Keown issues warning to Liverpool and Virgil van Dijk ahead of Sheffield United clash

first_img Sheff Utd v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 16:04FullscreenSheff Utd v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp press conference 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.‘They aren’t afraid to test centre backs like that, so Virgil van Dijk will have his hands full. Only one centre back in the Premier League has won more aerial duels than the Dutchman and he will be wearing red and white on Saturday – Jack O’Connell.‘Keep an eye on him from set-pieces. Wilder will relish pitting his wits against Jurgen Klopp on Saturday.‘Like Norwood, he worked hard to get to where he is now. He was named the LMA’s League Two manager of the year in 2016, then League One manager of the year in 2017, then Championship manager of the year in 2019.‘Now in the Premier League, he is trusting in his system. It took down Everton last week. Now he has his eyes on the other half of Merseyside.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Sheffield United star Olivier Norwood (Picture: Getty)‘No side has produced more crosses than Liverpool’s 146, with a league-high 61 coming from Alexander-Arnold, so Wilder’s wing-backs should drop deep to help their defence.’Arsenal legend Keown added: ‘Norwood will be ratting around at the back, too, but he will look to get his head up whenever he gets the chance. He will fire those diagonal balls of his into the channels for his strikers to chase instead.‘There will be space there if Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are stationed high up the pitch, so Liverpool’s centre backs will have to beware that. They should prepare themselves for a few long ball battles at Bramall Lane, too.‘I mentioned how Norwood has produced the second-most passes into the final third in the Premier League. The player who has produced the third most? United goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 27 Sep 2019 6:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link978Sharescenter_img Advertisement Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has received a warning from Martin Keown (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown has warned Liverpool and Virgil van Dijk about the threat of Olivier Norwood ahead of the Premier League clash against Sheffield United.League leaders Liverpool travel to Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon hoping to maintain their five-point cushion at the top of the Premier League.Jurgen Klopp’s side may not have it all their own way, however, with Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United enjoying a bright start to life in the top-flight.Norwood has been particularly impressive for the Blades and Keown has identified the Northern Ireland international as the key to unlocking Liverpool’s defence.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If Sheffield United are to upset Liverpool in Saturday’s lunchtime encounter, a week after securing a 2-0 win over Everton, then Oliver Norwood will be key,’ Keown told the Daily Mail.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Liverpool will be aware of what he can bring. Norwood is so crisp in possession. In all of the Premier League, only Jorginho has hit more passes into the final third than him.‘The 28-year-old drops deep, gets the ball then hits it into the channels. Normally, those passes are meant for his wing-backs, but George Baldock and Enda Stevens could be a bit preoccupied at Bramall Lane on Saturday.‘The hosts will play a back three but as Liverpool’s full backs – two machines in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson – push up, that could become a back five. Martin Keown issues warning to Liverpool and Virgil van Dijk ahead of Sheffield United clashlast_img read more

Netherlands, UK take opposite views on small pension pots

first_imgIn addition, it would reduce costs for pension providers, as they would no longer have to administer large numbers of small pensions.Small pension savings are a particular issue for Dutch workers in the cleaning and hospitality industries, as well as the retail and the temporary employment sectors, where many workers have accrued small savings at several employers.As of next year, pension providers have the right to merge gross annual pension rights of up to €474 accrued as of January 2018, and to transfer these rights to a new provider.Members can’t appeal a decision to transfer rights to a new provider, and can’t take the money out.The new legislation also allows pension funds to cancel annual pension rights of less than €2, which would also reduce administration costs.UK minister shelves ‘pot follows member’ rules Guy Opperman, UK minister for pensions and financial inclusionIn the UK, however, pensions minister Guy Opperman has shelved the so-called “pot follows member” concept.Similar to the Netherlands, the UK has been considering changing rules for small pension pots for some time.In response to a written question about the “potential merits of a system of automatic transfers for individuals who have multiple jobs during their working life”, Opperman said it was “not the right time” to bring in such rules.“The government’s priority for private pension savers in 2018 remains the successful roll-out of automatic enrolment,” Opperman said.He added: “These reforms increase the number of people saving into workplace pensions and ensure confidence in the system. Government, providers, employers and members should focus on these changes. It is therefore not the right time to implement automatic transfers.”Opperman pointed out that all members of defined contribution schemes had “a statutory right to transfer to another pension scheme of their choice”.He also highlighted the development of a pensions dashboard, and said the government planned to publish the findings of a feasibility study for the concept “later in spring 2018”. Dutch pension funds and insurers will be able to automatically transfer small pensions to a new provider after a member has changed jobs and moved to a new pension fund, as of 1 July next year.By then, providers and the Netherlands’ national pensions register will have their IT systems ready to exchange details about small pension pots, according to the Pensions Federation and the Association of Insurers (VvV).Participants will be entitled to value transfer as of 1 January 2019, following the introduction of legislation – known as Wet Waardeoverdracht Klein Pensioen – earlier this year.In a joint statement, the federation and the VvV said the new rules would prevent fragmentation of pension rights and would provide participants with a better overview of their benefits.last_img read more

Violence, long hours, and stress: The state of New Zealand’s teaching workforce

first_imgStuff 3 August 2020Family First Comment: No surprises and it will get worse as we undermine parents and criminalise them for simply wanting to raise respectful obedient childrenTeachers are experiencing significant levels of stress, burnout and in-classroom violence, a new report for NZEI Te Rui Roa has shown.Thirty per cent of teachers reported seeing violence in the classroom, and were experiencing negative health impacts compared to the rest of the population.NZEI president Liam Rutherford described the results of the health and wellbeing survey, published Monday, as alarming.It is the first year teachers have been involved in the study, which has been surveying school leaders for four years.Rutherford said the results backed up what the sector has been saying for years.“New Zealanders would have heard us talking consistently about teacher and principal workload during our collective negotiations last year, and the data in this survey starkly illustrates our concerns.”“From all of the conversations I’ve had with members, the stress of workload and associated health impacts are big issues for our schools. They’re crucial to solve for the sake of tamariki and their learning.”The second year of teaching was found to be the most stressful.Teachers came off worse than school leaders when it came to health and wellbeing measures.READ MORE: read more

Launching of new college grounds described as an important milestone

first_imgLocalNews Launching of new college grounds described as an important milestone by: – October 24, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 177 Views   2 comments Tweetcenter_img Share Share Head table at this morning’s launching ceremony; Ambassdor Wang Zonglai, Prime Minister Skerrit, Minister of Health Julius Timothy and Minister of Education Petter Saint Jean, sitting infront a drawing of what the new site will be.Minister for Health, Parliamentary Representative and Executing Minister Julius Timothy, has described the launching of construction work of the Dominica State College Project as a vital phase in the development of higher education in Dominica.Mr Timothy who addressed the official launching at the construction site in Stockfarm on Monday said this will also enhance the historical role of the community.“This event marks a vital phase in the development of higher education in Dominica and simultaneously enriches the historical role of Stockfarm in development in Dominica. The construction of new buildings at the Dominica State College is an important milestone in the development of our country.”The minister also quoted former United States President Thomas Jefferson in explaining his government’s goal to educate the populace.“It was Thomas Jefferson a US President who said and I quote; “A nation cannot be ignorant and free and it therefore follows that societies will become more democratic and civil as citizens become more knowledgeable and educated.” Thus, this Labour Party Government places high premium on the education of the masses, we believe that in order to survive in this highly competitive world we must educate, not only the young but we must go a step further at re-education or re-schooling of the older members of the population,” he said.According to Mr Timothy, his government “envisages that the Dominica State College will play a pivotal role in furthering these lofty goals as we strive to educate the Dominican populace for national development”.Officials with students of the Dominica State College performing the official cutting of the ribbons to signal the launching of the projectMeantime Minister of Education Petter Saint Jean noted that the launching ceremony also marks an important milestone in the development of tertiary education on the island.“This ground breaking ceremony marks an important milestone in the development of the Dominica State College. In fact it is an essential step in the provision of the infrastructure necessary to accommodate the increasing number of college students and to meet the increasing demand of access to tertiary education. Mr Saint Jean further stated that the new facilities will assist in enhancing the quality of education offered at the Dominica State College and also facilitate the college’s goal to introduce bachelor degrees.“The facility to be constructed under this project will enhance the quality of education provided at this institution. It will also create the condition for eventually offering the first degree programs here beginning with the bachelor’s degree in nursing. These new and improved facilities will improve and provide limitless opportunities for acquiring the kinds and levels of skills required to meet the emerging demands of the work place and facilitate the expansion and development of the Dominican economy,” he said.The project includes construction of an arts and science building, and agricultural training centre, a library, an auditorium building and renovation works to existing buildings.The expected completion date for this project is December 2012. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

August 7, 2018 Police Blotter

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Schmidt Bakery open house planned for the public

first_imgBatesville, In. — Schmidt Bakery will hold an open house on Friday, November 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. The staff welcomes the public to look at recent renovations, attend the ribbon cutting and enjoy some sweet treats.last_img

Leicester boss in search of replacement for Iheanacho, Vardy, others

first_img Meanwhile, Leicester City winger, Demarai Gray, is attracting interest from Newcastle United over a potential switch to Tyneside this summer. The Daily Telegraph reports that Toon boss Steve Bruce has the 24-year-old on his radar and will swoop for his services if the Foxes decided to let him leave the club. Gray is out of contract next summer and the former England under-21 international could be allowed to exit for a cut-price fee rather than let him leave for nothing if a new deal cannot be negotiated. However, the Telegraph claim that the player would not be averse to running his contract down before exploring his options as a free agent next summer. Gray has found regular starts hard to come by in Rodgers’ team since the turn of the year but has figured 29 times this season. The winger has found the net three times and scored his last goal in the 2-0 win over Sheffield United earlier this month when he came off the bench. He is another player to be linked with an exit from the Foxes with Islam Slimani having also reportedly been offered to Tottenham. But James Maddison’s future looks secure having signed a four-year deal with the club, according to The Athletic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, is planning a complete overhauling of the club’s attacking department after Sunday’s last day loss to Manchester United. According to the manager, the Leicester City attackers have not been creative enough to rescue the club in times of difficulties. Among Leicester City front liners include  Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy, Ayoze Perez, and George Hirst In a bid to beef up the team ahead of subsequent challenges, Rodgers has decided to enter the transfer market to buy the best creative legs. Rodgers will be seeking to improve – and also deepen – his squad with a Europa League campaign to navigate next term. After defeat to Manchester United , he said: “We must strengthen the attack. We have done well and have improved. We knew we had to score at least 65 goals this season and we scored 67. But to compete with the other top teams we need to have more creativity and quality. read also:Rodgers: Champions League qualification among biggest career achievements “We have been hit in the defence in the last period, where three out of four in our backline have been out. But I’m happy with the way we defend. We want to add some more creativity to the attack.” Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 10 Most Costly Liquids In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Big Actors Who Started Off With A Part In A Soap OperaWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Thomas Paul Buck

first_imgThomas Paul Buck enjoyed life to the fullest. He was named after his Uncle Paul – who was accidentally killed on his ship home from the war. His parents, Merelyn and John Buck, were extremely proud of their son and supported his endeavors. His younger days were spent doing active things-especially sports. Little League baseball was a summer calling for him. In junior high and high school, basketball took the number one spot for his attention. Tom could light up the basketball court and ignite the energy in the gym. He did whatever it took to make his teammates better and to secure a school victory. Those Bulldog teams put BHS on the map. His dad told him, “Be a good loser-but, don’t ever lose.” …AND “If you lose, don’t get mad-get even. ”After high school (1971 BHS graduate), he played college ball at Manatee Junior College in Florida. Tom made life pretty ON THE GO for his two older sisters, Mitzi (Werner-Gerry) And Jenny (Menser-Jim).He lived in Hamburg, Indiana for many years.  Tom had two children: a daughter, Amber (Dyer-Bill) and a son Travis Buck (Alisha). Those two’s offspring gave him six grandchildren: Jaden, Kaitlyn, Mason, Ki, Cadence and Dominic. Tom had a caring heart and helping hands-that would reach out and be there whenever and for whatever his grandANGELS needed him. He supported his nephew and two nieces also.From Hamburg, he moved to Greensburg, Indiana. He worked there at Crown Zellerbach for multiple years – before working at Valeo – where he retired a year or so ago. He discovered TOTAL retirement wasn’t for him-then made the decision to work part-time for the Decatur County Parks and Recreation Department (which he was doing on the day he died). Tom was a very loyal worker.He met April Walker in 2000. They golfed together on famous golf courses (around the world). He had a dream of someday working at a golf course in a warmer climate. April had two daughters: Brenna (Canterbury-Josh) and Heather (McGowan-Brian) who gave Tom three more grandchildren: Allie, Kinley and Hayden. Tom and April were always good to their loved ones. They recently took April‘s mother (Jerry Walker) to visit her home state of Oklahoma to visit old relatives and landmarks from her past.Tom took such pride in his front yard. His flowers were some of the most attractive lawn landscaping arrangements in Greensburg. Tom enjoyed to fish-especially with his dad in his earlier years-and later with his son. He liked boating and was glad when his family members could join him. He certainly made his mark wherever he went – you were indeed lucky if you knew him.Visitation will be Friday, June 21, from 4-8pm and funeral service will be on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 10:00am all at Meyers Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at United Methodist Cemetery in Batesville.Memorials may be given to Tales of Hope and the Greensburg Athletic Department c/o of Meyers Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay over fake passport

first_imgRelatedPosts Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup Ronaldinho regains freedom in Paraguay I will see out my contract at Arsenal, Oezil says Brazil legend Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay for allegedly using false documentation to enter the South American country. The 39-year-old, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, was detained in the Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo along with his brother Roberto on Wednesday night, the Ministry of Interior of Paraguay has confirmed. According to La Nacion, passports were found in the hotel bearing the names of Ronaldinho and Roberto with Paraguayan nationality. Both the brothers remained in the hotel suite overnight, with Paraguayan authorities due to issue a statement on Thursday morning. An official statement from the Paraguayan police had earlier revealed that Ronaldinho and his entourage had been invited to Paraguay by casino owner Nelson Belotti. The former Brazil international was expected to hold several publicity events, with the media invited to witness his interaction with fans and dignitaries. Ronaldinho is currently without a Brazilian passport because of an environmental fine he received in 2018. The former Barcelona star and his brother were convicted of illegally building a fishing trap at Lake Guaiba in 2015 without proper licensing in a permanent preservation area. That conviction saw the duo handed an $8.5 million (£6.5 million) fine in November 2018 and after failing to pay up, Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice decided to stop Ronaldinho from being able to leave the country. Despite being unable to travel out of Brazil, Ronaldinho was unveiled as one of the country’s new ambassadors for tourism in September last year. Literally stranded in his homeland, the former AC Milan star said at the time that he was trying to make the most of his situation after accepting a role to promote Brazil’s tourism. “Tourism is very important for generating jobs and regaining our image internationally,” Ronaldinho said at his unveiling as an ambassador. Ronaldinho enjoyed a distinguished playing career across South America and Europe – winning the Champions League, La Liga, Serie A and Copa Libertadores. He also secured numerous individual honours, including the 2005 Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. The Porto Alegre-born forward lifted the World Cup in South Korea and Japan in 2002 and won the Copa America with his national team in 1999.Tags: Resort Yacht & Golf Club ParaguayoRonaldinhoWorld Cuplast_img read more