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In the most detailed and comprehensive look at antibiotic resistance so far, a Washington-based research group last week reported alarming antibiotic resistance rates worldwide.The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy (CDDEP) released new interactive maps that show resistance trends by country and a policy document that tracks the use of antibiotics and offers steps for curbing their overuse.The data show alarming antibiotic resistance rates in low- and middle-income countries, and the group’s analysis suggests that efforts to battle resistance should focus primarily on preserving antibiotics already in use—not on developing new ones.Ramanan Laxminarayan, PhD, CDDEP director, said in a press release that, taken together, the maps and the report pinpoint antibiotic resistance problems outside of developed nations in countries that haven’t yet fleshed out policy solutions. He added that he hopes the report and maps will empower countries to better understand what’s at stake and take coordinated, research-based actions to limit antibiotic resistance.Maps show scope of resistanceThe interactive resistance maps, released on Sep 17 along with the policy report, represent an update of maps CDDEP first released in 2010. The latest version shows drug resistance trends in 39 countries and antibiotic use in 69 nations. They track infections caused by 12 common and sometimes lethal bacteria, including Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).Data in the maps come from several different sources, from small private labs in India to large collections from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. South Africa, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya, Australia, and New Zealand are among the included countries, and updates will soon add information from China, Nepal, Mozambique, and the Philippines.Some trends revealed in the maps include high and rising levels of resistant E coli in many regions, with the highest rates seen in India, where 80% of the strains are resistant to three different classes of drugs.Though MRSA incidence is declining in some countries because of antibiotic stewardship efforts, levels are rising in other parts of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa, India, Latin America, and Australia.The maps and CDDEP report reveal an alarming incidence of resistance to carbapenems, often the last antibiotic tool that can be used for life-threatening infections. Sumanth Gandra, MD, an infectious disease specialist and a CDDEP scholar in New Delhi, said in the release, “If these trends continue, infections that could once be treated in a week or two could become routinely life threatening and endanger millions of lives.”In showing rates of antibiotic use, the maps demonstrate that human and animal use of the drugs is rising dramatically in middle-income countries—especially China, India, Brazil, and South Africa. CDDEP said though the per-capita use in those countries is still less than half of the US level, the increases are being spurred by increased prosperity. For example, in many countries, people can treat their own coughs and colds with antibiotics easily bought from pharmacies and shops without a prescription.Report details problem, offers solutionsCDDEP’s report, titled “State of the World’s Antibiotics, 2015,” is its first on the status of antibiotic use in humans, animals, and the environment and on resistance. It reflects the group’s work on resistance issues and solutions in eight countries since 2008 and weaves in the experiences of its working groups in Asia and Africa.One of the report’s main thrusts is that limiting overuse and misuse are the only sustainable solutions.”We need to focus 80% of our global resources on stewardship and no more than 20% on drug development,” said Laxminarayan. “No matter how many new drugs come out, if we continue to misuse them, they might as well have never been discovered.”Researchers found that a drawback to focusing on new antibiotics is that they would be more expensive than people in low- and middle-income countries can afford.Coordinated actions can yield good payoffs, according to the report, which sets out six strategies that it says should be in every country’s plan to fight antibiotic resistance.In addition to stewardship, they include reducing the need for antibiotics through better sanitation and vaccines, designing incentives that support stewardship, reducing and phasing out agricultural use of antibiotics, educating all sectors about sustainable antibiotic use, and building the political will to address the resistance threat.See also:Home page for CDDEP antibiotic resistance reportCDDEP antibiotic use and resistance mapsSep 17 CDDEP press release
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Pierson senior Chastin Giles finished last season averaging 12 points per game on 82 field goals, 21 three-pointers, and 60 free throws. Independent/Gordon M. GrantA feisty pair has returned to Pierson’s basketball court.Senior point guard Chastin Giles and sophomore guard Sofia Mancino bring back all the grit that first-year head coach Woody Kneeland will be looking for after the Whalers graduated 10 seniors from last year’s squad, including his niece, Katie Kneeland, who led the team in points (377).“Chastin is tough as nails, so is Sofia,” Kneeland said. “Sofia is a vocal leader where Chastin leads by her play. Both make their teammates better.”The pair will steer a 10-girl roster, but Kneeland said he looks at it as he’s 10 players deep, knowing the girls who returned and many of the younger ones joining having coached the junior varsity team while being an assistant on varsity under former head coach Kevin Barron the last two seasons. His brother George, Katie’s father, who has worked with the basketball teams at Pierson at different levels over the last 18 years, also returns as an assistant.“There’s a lot of new kids coming up and there’s definitely an inexperienced factor, but they’re all great players,” Kneeland said. “I’ve been putting them through the ringer with the best of the Class A school during the nonleague games (0-3 against Eastport-South Manor, Westhampton Beach, and Sayville). I’m making it tough for them because I want them to learn quickly.”The Whalers JV team, along with the varsity girls, finished their league schedules undefeated last season. From his old team he’ll be looking for Grace Perello, who the coach said has a “scorer’s mentality,” to contribute some of what was lost with the departure of his niece, but said he sees all the girls being big contributors on either side of the court down the line. Heidi Wilson replaces Kneeland as the JV coach.“We’re more balanced than last year,” he said. “Once we get rolling and get some confidence, we’ll be there.”The coach said if any opponent thinks taking Giles (287 points last season) out of the game is an automatic win, he’d ask them to think again.“It’s not going to work,” Kneeland said.He’ll still be looking to her tremendously though.“Chastin is a college-level basketball player,” he said. “She helps the other girls get easier baskets too because she gets them in the right spots.”Senior guard and forward Mahlia Hemby is also returning, along with classmates Kathryn Powell, a center, and Kneeland’s daughter, Halle, a guard, both of whom rejoin the Whalers after not playing last season.“Kathryn is strong on offense and defense. Halle adds to the defensive side,” Kneeland said. “They’re going to play.”There’s been a consistent basketball culture in Pierson as of late, with the teams making the postseason the last six seasons, and Kneeland is hoping this year is no different. The Whalers are looking to defend their Suffolk County title won last year while going 17-3 overall.“They’re a fast, tough bunch. They’re some of the fastest kids I’ve seen,” Kneeland said, laughing. “The athleticism is there. They also play great defense. These girls are going to have a complete game soon and I’m excited about it.”Pierson will play Hampton Bays on the road in the Whalers’ first League VII game of the season on Wednesday, December 11, at 5:45 PM. The team travels to Port Jefferson December 16 for a 4:30 PM matchup.Hurricanes Have Room To GrowAlthough losing just one senior to graduation, Westhampton head coach Katie Peters says the absence of center/forward Lindsay Rongo creates a completely different dynamic within her team.“Lindsay Rongo was big for us,” she said. “She was a strong defensive player, was a leader both on and off the court. She was also good for putting in eight to 12 points when we needed it. She was a spark when we needed it, and would recognize that.”That’s not to say she doesn’t think she has the talent to fill her shoes.Peters thinks returning juniors Molly Skorobohaty and Caroline Henke could do just that.“They play strong defense. They hustle,” the coach said. “And they have experience with valuable game minutes.”Young returners with lots of playing time are Rongo’s younger sister Olivia (132 points last season), a guard, who started multiple games as a freshman, and sophomore guard Molly McCarthy (180 points), who the coach said is more confident this season.She expects big things from both girls, but will be leaning on seniors Belle Smith (453 points last season) and Layla Mendoza (132 points) to lead the way.Smith, an All-American lacrosse standout and All-County volleyball player surpassed 1300 points last season to break the Hurricanes’ scoring record. Smith has a good on-court chemistry with Mendoza, who missed the second half of the 2018-19 season with a torn ACL.“They’re picking up right where they left off,” Peters said. “Layla has a strong interior post game. She’s fast, she’s athletic, she can jump. She and Belle are a dynamic duo. It’s tough to stop both of them.”Junior Amanda White, who played at St. Anthony’s the last two seasons, will be added value at guard, classmate Ella Donneson will aid under the boards, and sophomore Molly Mensch will add points fighting from the post. Donneson and Mensch are both up from the JV team.“There’s a lot of room for us to grow in a lot of ways on both ends of the court,” Peters said. “We’ve talked about getting back to where we were, but understand there’s a lot of games to play. We’re going to take it game by game. We can’t overlook anybody. Each day we’ll try to play our best and be our best and let the chips fall where they will.”Mendoza finished Westhampton’s League VI-opening 50-39 win over Elwood-John Glenn December 6 with 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Smith had 13 points, 10 steals, and six rebounds. The Hurricanes traveled to Bayport-Blue Point December 10, but results were not available by press time.Southampton Also Replacing Key PlayerSouthampton will be without Taylor Pike, the Mariners’ primary ball hander in 2018, who scored 256 points last season.The team fell one win short of making the playoffs, and Pike’s 13.5 points-per-game average was a major contributing factor in that. But there is talent returning to this League VII team, too.Sophomore point guard Madison Taylor is a travel basketball player who finished with 142 points last season; sophomore Gabby Arnold will continue guarding against opponent’s toughest competitors (75 points); and junior guard/forward Cristine Delgado led the team in minutes last season and is a strong defender who stays out of foul trouble (109). Back on the team is Ishanti Gumbs. She played for Riverhead last season and finished the season with 150 points as a junior.Senior Alysha Thomas (68 points), captains this Mariners team with classmate Caraline Oakley (60). Thomas competed on the same Amateur Athletic Union team during the offseason as Gumbs and Taylor.Sophomore Carli Cameron, from the soccer team, is up from JV, and juniors Riley Zorko and Bimela Ramkhelawan are also new additions.The Mariners started the season with a 71-36 win over Smithtown Christian December 6. Delgado had 15 points, five steals, and three assists; Taylor scored 11 points; Oakley had eight points and 15 rebounds; and Thomas added eight points and 12 rebounds.East Hampton Looking To BuildEast Hampton is hoping to improve upon its one-win 2018-19 season, but will have to do so while also bumping up to face new League V opponents.As with other schools, just one player, Connie Chan, graduated from last year’s team.Seniors Emma Silvera (98 points), Alden Powers (14), Tia Weiss (41), Emily Brewer (53), and Kailey Marmeno (31) have returned along with juniors Paige Cardone (74) and Eva Wojtusiak (19). Ashley Peters and Armani Gordon are new seniors joining the varsity squad with freshmen Baye Bogetti, Caroline DiSunno, and Claire McGovern. The Bonackers host their first league opponent, Islip, Thursday, December 12, at 4:30 PM.firstname.lastname@example.org Share
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Mr Justice FancourtCity law firms representing two oligarchs accused of a multi-billion-pound fraud at a now state-owned Ukrainian bank claimed around £14m in costs after successively arguing that the case should not be heard in London.In a judgment on costs published this week, Mr Justice Fancourt awarded a portion of the claimed costs, around £8.4m, to businessmen Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov and five businesses to which they have or have had connections.The judgment shows that international firm Fieldfisher, which represented Kolomoisky, claimed around £9m. Bogolyubov, now represented by Enyo Law and previously by Skadden, claimed £2.9m, while lawyers for the five companies claimed £2.1m.After considering the ‘very very substantial’ costs, Fancourt J awarded interim payments of £4m (Kolomoisky), £2m (Bogolyubov) and £1.5m (the five companies). The costs judgment comes after the High Court ruled in PJSC Commercial Bank Privatbank and Igor Valeryevich Kolomoisky & Others, that the English courts do not have jurisdiction to hear the claims by PrivatBank.A worldwide freezing order for misrepresentation and non-disclosure previously obtained by the bank was also stayed. The oligarchs deny any wrongdoing.PrivatBank, represented by international firm Hogan Lovells, has said it will appeal the ruling.Assessing the £9m costs, Fancourt J said the sum was hard to quanitify as there is ‘no costs schedule equivalent to the kind of schedule that is produced on a summary assessment.‘The short schedule that has been produced provides very little detail at all. It contains, for example, single items for work done on documents for 7,107 hours and 58 minutes, amounting to £2,008,000 of fees, and in another part of the schedule another 4,506 hours of work done on documents for £1.55 million of fees,’ Fancourt J wrote.Fancourt J also rejected a claim by PrivatBank that the fees be placed into a solicitor’s holding pending the outcome of any appeal. ‘At this stage it is clear that very substantial amounts of money have been spent by the defendants on legal fees. It seems to me appropriate, on the basis of my findings, that they should have those interim payments on account of costs at this stage,’ his judgment found.
More than 250 Wear Orange events will take place across the country the weekend of June 2. All events are searchable via an online map and easy to track by following the #WearOrange hashtag.Nza-Ari Khepra, founder of Project Orange Tree and co-creator of Wear OrangeThese events will bring communities together to showcase the full creativity of Wear Orange supporters from concerts to picnics in the park to orange walks to meeting at local landmarks as they turn orange. Wear Orange events are happening starting Friday through the weekend in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness in Florida in, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami Beach, Naples, Orlando, Pensacola, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, and Tampa. Specific event details noted below:“It’s truly incredible to watch this movement grow year after year – it has morphed from a moment my friends and I dreamed up to honor Hadiya to a national movement, with events in every state,” said Nza-Ari Khepra, founder of Project Orange Tree and co-creator of Wear Orange. “I’m so grateful to the thousands of Americans who will turn out to turn their communities orange this weekend. Their passion for saving lives from gun violence inspires me to keep going and demanding change.”Hadiya PendletonWear Orange was inspired by friends of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago high school student killed by gunfire, who decided to honor her life by wearing orange – the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. That idea spread quickly and now every year on June 2 – which was Hadiya’s birthday and is now National Gun Violence Awareness Day – Americans across the country Wear Orange and stand united against gun violence.Last year more than 300 noteworthy individuals and organizations, including President Obama, Julianne Moore, Kim Kardashian West, Vogue and Viacom answered the call, making their support for the movement loud and clear. And across the country, nearly 250,000 people took action online and in person at events. This year promises to reach much, much further—the skyline is the limit. Landmarks across the country – including the Empire State Building and Niagara Falls – will go orange in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Today, Friday, June 2, is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and more than 400influencers, corporations, mayors, partner organizations and a series of iconic landmarks across the country will participate in the Wear Orange campaign.Wear Orange campaign elements—including events in 12 cities—in Florida are listed below:Skylines and key buildings nationwide began turning orange on June 1 – the start of Gun Violence Awareness Month – including the Empire State Building. Key landmarks in Florida turning orange include in Fort Lauderdale, the Bank of America Plaza, in Miami, The Intercontinental Hotel and Miami Tower; in Orlando, The Amway Center, Lake Eola and the See Art Exhibits; in Pensacola, the Graffiti Bridge will be painted orange; in Tallahassee, the Historic State Capitol, and in Tampa. Florida mayors and including Mayor Susan Hainey (Boca Raton), Mayor Greg Ross (Cooper City) and Mayor Derrick Henry (Daytona Beach), Mayor Jack Seiler (Fort Lauderdale), Mayor Lauren Poe (Gainesville), Mayor Peter Bober (Hollywood), Mayor Bill Barnett (Naples), Mayor Jack Brady (North Lauderdale), Mayor Buddy Dyer (Orlando), Mayor Frank C. Ortis (Pembroke Pines), Mayor Joseph Corradino (Pinecrest), Mayor Dianne Bendekovic (Plantation), Mayor Lemar Fisher (Pampano Beach), Mayor Gregory Oravec (Port St. Lucie), Mayor Phillip K Stoddard (South Miami), Mayor Rick Kriseman (St. Petersburg), Mayor Andrew Gillum (Tallahassee), Mayor Bob Buckhorn (Tampa) and Mayor Jerri Muoio (West Palm Beach) joined the more than 100 mayors nationwide participating in the Wear Orange campaign this year.
Tweet NewsRegional Tropical Storm Isaac leaves ten dead in Hispaniola by: – August 27, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share 10 Views no discussions Share Tropical Storm Isaac is seen in this August 26, 2012 NASA handout satellite image as it approaches the Florida Keys. (NASA/HANDOUT)MIAMI, USA — At least two people were killed in the Dominican Republic and eight in Haiti as heavy rains and winds from Tropical Storm Isaac battered the island of Hispaniola, officials said on Sunday.The bodies of two men reported missing on Saturday in the Dominican Republic were found, media reports said, adding that the victims were swept away by swollen rivers. Nearly 13,000 others were forced to evacuate their homes.The storm damaged 864 dwellings in the Dominican Republic and left 90 towns cut off, emergency management officials said.Isaac also battered neighbouring Haiti, where at least six people were killed. As many as 5,000 people were evacuated because of flooding.Chocolate-brown water spilled through the sprawling shantytown of Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, collapsing scores of tents and flooding homes with three feet of water.Doctors Without Borders said it anticipated a spike in cholera cases due to flooding, and it was preparing to receive more patients.No deaths or injuries were reported in Cuba, where moderate coastal floods were reported in Baracoa, Guantanamo, and the lower coastal areas of the municipalities of Gibara and Banes, Holguin. Electric service was interrupted in Baracoa, from where 1,093 persons were evacuated due to Isaac’s heavy rains and wind of up to 53 per hour, which caused the total or partial collapse of 17 houses, according to preliminary figures.Rain continued on Saturday night in the eastern provinces, which were heavy and intense in some areas, mainly in the mountainous regions. Rain was expected to expand to the island’s central region on Sunday. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms remain disorganized in association with a broad area of low pressure located about 750 miles west of the Cape Verde islands. This system has the potential to become a tropical depression over the next day or two as it moves west-northwestward to northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. This system has a medium chance — 50 percent — of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.Caribbean News Now
Share Share 21 Views no discussions Photo credit: autovisuals.comYamada Parker of Marigot has been fined $1000.00 for stealing a battery from his employer.Parker was arrested and charged for theft of a vehicle battery from his employer sometime between 30th July and 31st August, 2012.During investigation into the incident, Parker informed the police that the battery had been in his possession for at least five months. He was arrested on suspicion of theft and taken into custody at the Marigot Police Station.When questioned by Police, Parker informed officers that the item was not stolen.“I did not really steal the battery; it was there so I took it“If I wanted to steal it I would hide it,” he said.As part of his mitigation plea, Parker was given the opportunity to apologize to his supervisor.“I ask you to forgive me and I will never do it again,” he stated. Magistrate Candia Carette- George issued a very stern warning to the defendant and reminded him of the need to respect the property of others.“If someone says to you cannot have or take, don’t do it “I can see the embarrassment on your face and know that it will not be done again,” she said.Given that it was his first offence, Parker received a small fine which must be paid by 31st January, 2013 or in default of payment will serve two months imprisonment. Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share LocalNews Vehicle battery stealer gets small fine by: – December 12, 2012 Sharing is caring!