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After eight-hour rescue, Ketchikan Humane Society volunteers save seven kittens

first_imgSoutheastAfter eight-hour rescue, Ketchikan Humane Society volunteers save seven kittensJuly 19, 2020 by Rebecca Tauber, KRBD Share:These three kittens were recently saved by the Ketchikan Humane Society on July 6. Volunteers rescued them from a culvert by a trail. (Photo courtesy of Ketchikan Humane Society)Ketchikan Humane Society volunteers spent hours out in the cold and rain in an attempt to save several kittens abandoned near a local trail. The July 6 rescue saved seven young felines.It was a dull, grey afternoon when a woman called the Ketchikan Humane Society, concerned about kittens coming in and out of a culvert. When volunteers arrived around 4:30 p.m., they found what seemed to be five kittens in the pipe, with a cup of soup nearby.Humane Society Secretary Treasurer and volunteer Cindy Hoggard was on the scene.“Out popped another black kitten,” she said. “Threw that one in my shirt, and it settled right in and went sound asleep. And then about 15 minutes later another black kitten showed up.”Throughout the afternoon, four black kittens left the culvert for the safety of the volunteers. But the remaining white kitten refused to budge.“They were, they were nesting about 25 feet down the pipe, and the pipe goes across the highway,” Hoggard said. “And it is open at the other end. So, you know, we were concerned if they could get that far, but it went up vertically. So we didn’t think they could climb up that far, but certainly something could climb in the other end and come in and eat them overnight.So she called two more volunteers to come help.This kitten was one of seven found in a culvert by a local trail. The Ketchikan Humane Society is currently in the process of finding all the kittens homes. (Photo courtesy of Ketchikan Humane Society)The relief team showed up as a volunteer took the four kittens to a foster home.  The new volunteers downloaded cat sounds on their phones. In the trees between the road and the highway, they played the sounds past midnight to try and lure her out.“And they’re waiting for the white kitty to come and out pops the black kitten,” she said. “We’re like what? We had no idea there was another black kitten in there and they waited and waited and about an hour later another black kitten pops out. We’re like what?”From the darkness of the pipe, Hoggard said they could only see the white kitten and hear mewing. They ultimately rescued seven kittens in all. Hoggard said if the white kitten had emerged earlier, they might not have the last two.“So those the two ladies are out in the middle of the night,” she said. “It’s passing midnight, and they’re like we just, we’re cold. They were shivering. And then they heard her, they heard her moving in the culvert. And sure enough, she popped out just enough, they grabbed her, 12:30 a.m.”The whole thing took eight hours. Much of that on a cold, dark night.“There was a streetlamp on the highway that kind of lit the woods up a little but there sure are a lot of things that crawl around in the night that they were getting the heebie jeebies quite a bit,” Hoggard said.While they’re not sure, Hoggard thinks someone left the kittens by the culvert because the kittens were used to people. She said calls about found kittens aren’t rare, and that the Humane Society has already received lots of applications for adoption. They’ve named the black kittens “Bjorn,” “Dov,” “Orso,” “Cubby,” “Puma” and “Bera.”A volunteer took the white kitten home and named her Piper-cub.Share this story:last_img read more

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The Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.

first_imgThings to DoThe Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.Break up with any other events guide or you’ll be boredBy Brittany Martin – May 6, 20194784ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItWelcome to a new week, full of new opportunities to enjoy all the music, film, and other fun things to do in Los Angeles.An Evening with MobyMonday, May 6https://www.instagram.com/p/BwuUMMGB7IQ/Musician, restaurant owner, and celebrity vegan Moby recently released a second volume of his memoirs (read an exclusive excerpt here), Then It Fell Apart. He discusses the book at the Aratani Theater downtown on the 20th anniversary of his landmark album, Play. Ariana Grande: Sweetener World Tour Monday, May 6https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvo9UtrFojg/Some fans couldn’t catch Ariana Grande at Coachella, and she wasn’t going to leave them hanging. The “Thank U, Next” songstress plays tonight at the Staples Center. Additional shows take place May 7 at Staples and May 10 at the Forum.A Feast of Thrones at Big BarWednesday, May 8https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw-Szg6nRq4/If you’re serious about your GoT fandom, this is for you. Settle in for a five-course meal of dishes inspired by the HBO juggernaut, paired with wines and official Game of Thrones Scotch whisky.Raging Bull: An Evening with Irwin Winkler and Ryan CooglerThursday, May 9https://www.instagram.com/p/BvFWmP9lS2K/LACMA hosts a free screening of Raging Bull, with a pre-show conversation between Ryan Coogler and Irwin Winkler. Winkler produced the film, along with The Right Stuff, the Rocky series, and other blockbusters; Coogler is the director of Creed, Black Panther, and Fruitvale Station.Mixtape #46: Comedy at the VirgilFriday, May 10https://www.instagram.com/p/BwSEEcLliSi/Head to the Virgil for one of the best L.A. stand-up comedy nights $5 can buy. On the bill: Brandon Wardell, Debra DiGiovanni, Andrew Lopez, Steph Tolev, Opey Olagbaju, Ahamed Weinberg, Lynn Molly, and Jeremy Hsu.RELATED: The Ultimate Guide to 2019’s Outdoor Movie ScreeningsStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSComedyFilmMusicTheaterPrevious articleThis May the Fourth, There’s a Civil War at the Heart of the Star Wars UniverseNext articleAmy Poehler Is Using Her Comedy Powers for the Good of WomankindBrittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Hip-Hop and R&B Fest Coming to L.A. in December Has a Ridiculously Stacked LineupHollywood Is Embracing a Post-Vax Slate Made to Fill TheatersSong Catalogs Are Selling for Big Bucks, but Will the Trend End on a Bum Note?last_img read more

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Would you get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Covid-19PfizerVaccine Advertisement“I would definitely take the vaccine whenever it’s available, without a doubt,” said Rich Castiano. “Just so that we can move forward and get things rolling again!” RELATEDTOPICS COVID-19 restrictions likely kept kids out of swim class, putting them at risk June 9, 2021 DOH-Collier bringing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents June 17, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Japan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021center_img Advertisement Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. – It’s news the whole world has been waiting to hear: a COVID-19 vaccine could be on its way.“The reality is, this is going to be one of the fastest vaccines that has ever been made available to the general public,” Robert Hawkes, Director of Physician Assistants at FGCU said.Pharmaceutical company Pfizer tested a COVID-19 vaccine on more than 40,000 people. The data shows that the vaccine is 90% effective.The company’s CEO, Albert Bourla, says the company plans to have millions of the two-dose vaccine made by the end of the year, and 1.3 billion in 2021. Hawkes says he expects those who are high risk, first responders, and people working in hospitals to be among the first people to have access to the vaccine. As for when it could be ready for everyone, it could be a while.“Realistically we’re looking at the first and second quarter of 2021,” Hawkes said.In the meantime, health experts say we’ll need to continue following COVID-19 precautions. Advertisement Hawkes says that not everyone will be as comfortable getting the vaccine, but added that the FDA will make sure that it’s safe.“There’s a lot of checks and balances along the way,” said Hawkes. “So just because someone claims a vaccine works doesn’t mean we take it at face value. We actually have to prove that it works before we make it available to the general public.”last_img read more

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Construction site runoff causing murky water in Downtown Fort Myers

first_imgPlywood shortage could have many seeking alternative for protection during hurricane season June 10, 2021 Construction demand rises in Cape Coral as more people move to the area June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments There are two construction sites in the area: City Walk and Silver Hills. One of the developers said they are doing what they can to control the problem. The city of Fort Myers said they are aware of the issue and they’ve already let neighbors know. Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani said he has sent photos of the turbid runoff to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. “It’s just frustrating to see it keep happening over and over again,” Cassani said. The Department of Environmental Protection said they were at the sites on Monday investigating. They said they are in contact with representatives from the construction sites. FDEP will be checking up on them to make sure corrective actions are being taken. If those actions are not being taken, the developers could be fined.  AdvertisementTags: Constructiondowntown fort myersRunoff FORT MYERS, Fla. – There is brown water working its way into the Caloosahatchee River. It’s happening next to two construction sites off West First Street in Downtown Fort Myers.James Douglass with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Water School said it’s turbidity. “So what they’re doing at this construction site is exposing bare dirt, which turns into this plume of muddy water that looks like hot chocolate when rainwater washes off the land with no filter,” he said. Advertisement AdvertisementTropical Storm Eta isn’t helping. Douglass explained how the turbid runoff is negative for the river. “So you’re blocking the light from the underwater plants and you’re clogging up the gills of the clams and oysters,” he said. “There can be other substances in the water like nitrogen and phosphorus that could cause problems down the line like harmful algae blooms.”  Advertisement Kings Highway construction could cause delays in Charlotte County through June 23 June 9, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Two men arrested for stealing construction equipment form site in Estero June 17, 2021last_img read more

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Canada Invests in Energy Efficiency for Agri-Food Industry

first_imgCanada Invests in Energy Efficiency for Agri-Food Industry From: Natural Resources CanadaThe Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $24,000 investment in Bonduelle Canada Inc., the current world leader in ready-to-use vegetables, to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency as part of the government’s efforts to advance a low-carbon energy future.Energy efficiency is essential to reaching net-zero emissions. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Government of Canada remains committed to building a clean energy future to strengthen the economy, create good, middle-class jobs and support the natural resource sectors.The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $24,000 investment in Bonduelle Canada Inc., the current world leader in ready-to-use vegetables, to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency as part of the government’s efforts to advance a low-carbon energy future.The company’s St-Denis-sur-Richelieu facility will reduce energy consumption and improve its financial and environmental performance through a process integration study that will recommend energy-efficiency improvements. The modernization project for the plant will help improve industrial energy efficiency in Canada by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Federal funding is provided by the Energy Efficiency for Industry Program, which offers financial assistance to help fund Canadian industrial facilities’ energy management projects. Énergir also contributed to the project to bring the total investment to nearly $50,000. Bonduelle Canada Inc. is a family-run company founded in 1853 by Louis Bonduelle. Bonduelle provides over 100 countries with vegetables that are preserved using natural processes.The government continues to support green infrastructure projects that will create good jobs and advance Canada’s green future. Increasing the energy efficiency of Canada’s industrial sector is a key part of Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.Quotes“Improvements in energy efficiency will get us a third of the way to our Paris targets. With today’s announcement, we’re working to lower our emissions and creating good, middle-class jobs.”The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr.Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources“We welcome the opportunity to support Bonduelle Canada’s efforts to improve energy efficiency. This investment will help St-Denis-sur-Richelieu reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring us closer to a zero-emission future.”The Honourable Pablo RodriguezLeader of the Government in the House of Commons“At Bonduelle, we are deeply linked to the earth, our most precious asset. Therefore, it is essential that we take care of it with initiatives such as reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2035 so that everyone can enjoy its benefits in the future.”Christian Malenfant, Vice President Marketing, R&D and CSRBonduelle Canada Inc.“Through its energy-efficiency programs, Énergir is proud to help seek out innovative solutions to encourage customers to use less energy, and to use it more wisely. With this initiative, Bonduelle is demonstrating leadership by taking steps to further decarbonize its operations and make major strides toward meeting GHG reduction targets.”Valérie Sapin, Director of Marketing, Customer Experience and Energy EfficiencyÉnergir /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, Christian, clean energy, director, efficiency, energy efficiency, Federal, Government, greenhouse gas emissions, infrastructure, Investment, leadership, Paris, President, resources, vegetableslast_img read more

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Labor’s comprehensive plan for West Coast addresses health, jobs, tourism and housing

first_imgLabor’s comprehensive plan for West Coast addresses health, jobs, tourism and housing Tasmanian LaborJobs Hub for the West CoastMajor funding commitment for Unconformity FestivalMajor funding for bushwalk upgrades and improvementsSignificant support for jobs, tourism, the creative and cultural industries and housing on the West Coast will be delivered in addition to major health funding under a Majority Labor Government.Labor Leader Rebecca White today released a package of commitments for the West Coast that would be delivered by Labor to ensure the region realised its full potential after seven years of neglect by the Liberal Government.Visiting the West Coast with Braddon MP Anita Dow, Ms White announced:$40 million for sealing the Western ExplorerA $1.75 million Jobs Hub in Queenstown to help locals into jobs with a focus on readiness for work and additional support services such as career advice and social work$1 million to upgrade the Strahan Port PrecinctA creative and cultural industry package, including $525,000 each year for four years for the Unconformity Festival and a commitment to underwrite $10,000 for insurance costs to provide certainty to event organisers$150,000 per year for the West Coast Heritage Centre in Zeehan$600,000 to complete the Horsetail Falls Walk and $600,000 to upgrade the Confluence Walk$250,000 each year for four years to tackle gorse weedAn in-principle agreement with Council to undertake a housing stock assessment within the first year of government to tackle the housing shortage on the West CoastA commitment to the Next Iconic Walk project$100,000 to reinstate flights between Hobart and StrahanMs Dow said the West Coast would also benefit from Labor’s $4.6 million TAFE regional delivery fund so Tasmanians wanting to train for future careers had access regardless of where they live.She said it was crucial government properly fund important tourist events like the Unconformity Festival and attractions such as walking trails which were critical for the region’s economy.“Tourism and outdoor recreation are vital parts of the West Coast economy, however council has identified that several short and medium walks need additional funding to complete or improve safety,” Ms Dow said.“That’s why Labor is committed to properly funding these walks to ensure they are the best they can be to attract tourists and keep them safe.“In that regard, the West Coast Council has identified a significant weed problem in the region, with high levels of gorse and other weeds along state highways and on Crown Land which are a fire danger, particularly to Zeehan and are encroaching on World Heritage Areas.“The Liberals have neglected the need for action on this issue.”Ms Dow said the West Coast has a shortage of quality housing and a Labor Government would address this in the first year of government.“The lack of quality housing means there is a reduced ability to attract and retain employees to key positions on the coast such as teachers.“Again, the Liberals have neglected the need for jobs on the West Coast by failing to attract and retain staff by providing quality housing which is crucial to the economy.”Rebecca White MPLabor LeaderAnita Dow MPLabor Member for Braddon /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Employees, festival, first year, Government, Hobart, industry, insurance, Queenstown, social work, TAFE, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, tourism, West Coast, Zeehanlast_img read more

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Masterchef episodes to showcase unique culinary gems in Territory

first_imgMasterchef episodes to showcase unique culinary gems in Territory NT GovernmentThe Northern Territory’s amazing culinary delights are set to take centre stage following confirmation two Masterchef episodes featuring the Red Centre will go to air later this year.Masterchef, which is one of the highest rating shows in Australia, kicked off this week and promises to showcase sensational cooking experiences in the Northern Territory.Production is currently underway for episodes featuring Territory icons in Uluru and Simpson’s Gap with 60 cast and crew based in the Red Centre.High profile judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen will touch down in the Red Centre as this year’s contestants put their incredible cooking skills to the test.The upcoming episodes are set to showcase phenomenal dining experiences in the Northern Territory including an under the stars cooking challenge at Bruce Munro’s Field of Light.Masterchef contestants will be further tested with a quintessentially Territorian bush food cooking experience featuring Raylene Brown from Kungkas Can Cook.The Territory Labor Government helped secure these episodes with a partnership between Tourism NT and Tourism Australia.Tourism NT will launch trade and digital media campaigns with holiday deals to coincide with these episodes going to air.Quotes from Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Natasha Fyles:“These Masterchef episodes will broadcast elite dining experiences in the Northern Territory to a national audience.“Masterchef fans are hungry for food experiences which are a little bit different and that is exactly what they will find in the Northern Territory.“We can’t wait to see these episodes to go to air and showcase the Northern Territory’s unique culinary assets.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Bruce, Cook, digital, gap, Government, Holiday, launch, Media, Minister, Northern Territory, production, rating, Simpson, tourism, tradelast_img read more

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CU-Boulder to host EducationUSA Academy in summer 2016

first_img EducationUSA students enjoying a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park last summer. Categories:AcademicsCampus Community The University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce its selection by the U.S. Department of State, and its cooperative partner, World Learning, to host an EducationUSA Academy in summer 2016.Ten U.S. higher education institutions were selected as 2016 hosts. The EducationUSA Academy is a three- to four-week academic program that will provide intensive English language courses, college preparatory content, tours of diverse college and university campuses and cross-cultural activities to self-funded 15- to 17-year old students from around the world.Among the primary objectives of the academy is to provide opportunities for international students to improve their English skills and become more familiar with the U.S. higher education system, academic culture, campus life and admissions process. The academy will create a pipeline to prepare international youth to pursue higher education in the United States by providing participants with the information, skills and experience necessary to submit strong applications for admission to U.S. colleges and universities.Prospective applicants can apply directly to CU-Boulder. The deadline is June 1, 2016. More information on the program, including application procedures and fees, can be found at http://edusaacademy.colorado.edu/.CU-Boulder’s International English Center (IEC) will lead the program on campus. The IEC, established in 1975, provides an intensive English program designed for students preparing to enter a college or university in the United States. CU-Boulder was one of only two universities in the country selected by the U.S. Department of State to host the pilot program in July 2015.Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, CU-Boulder’s world-renowned faculty maintain a reputation for excellence in research, creative work and teaching across 150 academic fields. There are 30,789 degree seeking students enrolled at CU-Boulder; and the campus enrolled more international students during the 2014-15 academic year and sent more students abroad during the 2013-14 academic year than any other higher education institution in Colorado. CU-Boulder was home to 2,614 international students during the 2014-15 school year, up from 2,163 in 2013-14.The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA advising network includes more than 400 advising centers in 171 countries around the world that provide prospective international students with accurate, current and comprehensive information about U.S. higher education while supporting U.S. institutions’ international student recruitment efforts.International education prepares students for today’s globalized economy and societies, developing the relationships between people and communities in the U.S. and around the world that are necessary to solve global challenges.Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter at #EdUSAcademy.Contact:Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,  [email protected] Poppen, CU-Boulder media relations, (O) 303-492-4007, (M) [email protected] Published: Nov. 24, 2015 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Health Education England, St George’s University in agreement

first_img Read Article By Sanjiv Das on August 9, 2018 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” SGU School of Medicine graduates will be able to undertake postgraduate training in England, with the first intake expected in the autumn of 2018At a ceremony in Grenada, leaders of Health Education England (HEE), part of the National Health Service (NHS), and St George’s University (SGU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable SGU School of Medicine graduates to undertake postgraduate training in England, with the first intake expected in the autumn of 2018. SGU School of Medicine is the only Caribbean medical school in a direct agreement with Health Education England for the first 18-month programme to provide graduates for post-graduate training. The agreement is expected to facilitate 50-100 trainees annually from SGU School of Medicine entering the NHS in England.This agreement establishes a pathway for a significant number of SGU School of Medicine graduates to join the Widening Access to Specialty Training (WAST) Programme, an initiative within NHS that recruits overseas postgraduate doctors, with a focus on ensuring they are able to enter general practice and psychiatry training programmes, the expansion of both specialities being a key priority for the NHS. Sixteen SGU graduates will begin WAST in the next seven months, with many more in the application process.Graduates will undertake one or two post-graduate foundation years, depending on prior experience, followed by entry into speciality training. This postgraduate training is recognised for licensure and given credit in the UK, the European Union, and Commonwealth countries.(R-L) Dr G Richard Olds and Ged Byrne“Our role is to ensure the health workforce in England can meet the challenges faced by the NHS, which includes the provision of services in underserved areas,” said Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive of Health Education England. “We are very impressed that graduates provided by SGU are of the high standard demanded by the NHS; I look forward to the first intake arriving in 2018.”HEE Director of Global Engagement Ged Byrne added, “St George’s students are well qualified and talented. We anticipate they will have great success in our post-graduate training programmes and in practice in the UK afterwards.”“This agreement highlights the increasingly important role played by SGU as an international institution in global health care,” said Dr G Richard Olds, President of SGU. “Our extensive network of partner universities and teaching hospitals around the world, including in England, ensures our students receive a comprehensive education in a range of clinical environments. This is reflected in the fact that we are the only Caribbean medical school to enter into an agreement with HEE, enabling our graduates to apply for the WAST programme. England has one of the most stringent regulatory frameworks in the world, and that our graduates now have this opportunity is reflective of their calibre. We are delighted that this major development has taken place in the 70th anniversary year of the NHS.”With intakes in February and August each year, most successful applicants will join a one-year post-graduate foundation clinical course in England, where they will improve the skills and competencies required for admission to speciality training. The programme will typically consist of six months of psychiatry training followed by six months in an acute hospital setting. Upon completing the programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for an Alternative Certificate of Foundation Competencies, after which they can apply for a three-year programme of specialty training in England.Commenting on the importance of the agreement for SGU in the UK, Rodney Croft, Dean of Clinical Studies, UK, said, “I am delighted that St George’s medical graduates, some of whom have received clinical training in our 17 NHS affiliated hospitals in England, will now have the opportunity to return to England to practice-thereby helping to offset the numerical and specialty shortage of doctors we are presently experiencing.”The location of training for those on the WAST programme will be assigned by HEE, with most programmes focusing on areas of acute shortage, predominantly in the Midlands, East, North and South West of England, Yorkshire, and the Humber. Successful applicants will be offered their highest available location preference.“One of our central aims is to find ways to train doctors in the areas they are needed most,” continued Dr G Richard Olds, SGU President. “The global shortage of medical professionals is exacerbated by maldistribution, both by geography and specialty. This agreement, which will encourage our graduates to train in family medicine and psychiatry in areas of England with the greatest need, is one example of how we are making a significant positive impact around the world.” News Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Health Education England, St George’s University in agreement The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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Derry taxi driver attacked on fare run from Donegal to Strabane

first_img By News Highland – November 12, 2013 Facebook Google+ Previous articleTwo men held liable for the Omagh bombing fail in attempt to delay their appealNext articleUpdate – Letterkenny diversions lifted following collision at Dry Arch roundabout News Highland Facebook Twitter Google+ An attack on a Derry taxi driver during a fare run last week has been condemned.The incident occurred on Monday November 4 but has only come to light.The taxi driver was physically attacked when taking a fare from a casino in Bridgend, Donegal to Strabane.When the driver requested the fare, one of the passengers held him by his throat. The two males then made off towards the Lisnafin area on foot.Strabane District Cllr Patsy Kelly says Derry taxi drivers may stop taking fares to Strabane, if these men dont hand themselves in:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/patsy530.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry taxi driver attacked on fare run from Donegal to Strabane Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project News Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire last_img read more

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