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first_imgResources:Montgomery, R.J. V.  & Kosloski. K.  (2009). Caregiving as a Process of Changing Identity: Implications for Caregiver Support. Generations, 33, 47-52.Montgomery, R. J. V.  & Kwak. J.  (2008). Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral (TCARE) process: An evidence-based model for effectively supporting caregivers. American Journal of Nursing, 108. 54-57.Savundranayagam, M.Y., & Montgomery, R.J.V. (2010). Impact of role discrepancies on caregiver burden among spouses.  Research on Aging, 32, 175-199. Written By: Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin – ExtensionSeveral years ago, I was part of a team that conducted focus groups with military family caregivers to hear first-hand what they were experiencing and what types of educational programs they thought would be helpful to them.  Our first hurdle was getting caregivers to participate in the focus groups because individuals didn’t identify themselves as caregivers. They didn’t realize they became a caregiver when notified of their loved one’s injury or long-term medical condition. Their life changed at that moment!  In fact, it is often a professional who they interacted with, while providing care to their service member, that uses the term caregiver when talking with them. Over time they began to accept that they are indeed, a caregiver!  By accepting that they are a caregiver, they take on a new identity.The caregiver identity comes with expectations, rules, and is sometimes in conflict with their identity as a spouse, parent, sibling, etc. As you work with caregivers explore how they feel about their new caregiver identity which forces them to become an advocate, nurse, and protector while still being a spouse, partner, friend, or parent. Sometimes being a caregiver comes in conflict with their husband, parent, or sibling identity and causes stress. They find themselves asking, “Do I act as the caregiver or do I act as a spouse or partner in this situation?”As professionals, we can help these new military caregivers understand the conflict they are feeling when their identities are in conflict with each other. An example of this conflict is a parent bathing their son who has a prosthesis. As a parent and caregiver, the individual understands the need for bathing and why it’s important to have someone help but don’t understand the emotions that surface when they do the task. As a parent the individual is thinking, “I shouldn’t be bathing my adult son” but as a caregiver the individual is thinking “he can’t do it by himself and I’m the caregiver.” The conflict between parent and caregiver identities make the individual feel uncomfortable.Caregiver StrategiesOne strategy to help the military caregiver understand the conflicting feelings or emotions is to have them jot down what they feel when it’s time to help bath their service member. When they put on their caregiver hat are the emotions different or the same when they have their parent hat on? Then talk about the emotions and where did they come from? Past experiences?  Unwritten rules that a parent doesn’t bathe an adult child? Expectations that adult children take care of themselves? Thoughts about what a parent should or shouldn’t do with their adult children? Family values, culture, etc.? What’s important is to have the caregiver identify their feelings when needing to do a task they feel uncomfortable with and to explore what is causing them to be uncomfortable.Another strategy is to have the caregiver list the tasks they did before they became a caregiver and comparing it to what they do now. Doing this provides a visual of exactly what they are doing and validates why they are so tired and overwhelmed. Next look at the list and discuss possible responsibilities or tasks they really don’t like or feel uncomfortable doing. When working with caregivers I’ve found the tasks they feel most uncomfortable doing are the ones that create stress. These are not things like caring for a wound or monitoring medications, they are usually something that has an emotional response. Focus on those tasks and try to determine why they are uncomfortable doing those particular tasks. Often you will find it relates back to their identity—its’ not comfortable for a daughter to do personal care for her father, for a wife to be making major decisions on her own, or for a friend to take over finances.Each of these examples “break” a rule of the individual’s identity. In many families a daughter doesn’t see their father naked, thus when personal care is required they are uncomfortable doing the task. Friends typically don’t know about each other’s finances thus when they are required to assume the finances it “breaks” a rule. A couple typically makes major decisions together and when forced to do it alone the spouse feels uncomfortable. These simplistic examples attempt to illustrate how the task creates an emotional response. Understanding that the emotional response goes against a rule (often they don’t know they have the rule) that has guided their life. Their rules come from being in a family, experiences they have had, the communities they are a part of such as a religious group, the military, and even their heritage or culture.Rules & IdentityRules and identity go hand in hand and are complex and unique to each individual. They create emotional responses when caregivers assume a task or responsibility that goes against their rules. Helping caregivers understand that there are rules which they live by and when these rules are challenged they experience an emotional response. So, the goal is to “teach” caregivers to ask themselves why is what I’m doing making me emotional? What rule am I challenging and where did it come from? The reality is this process takes time and doesn’t have to be done while they are doing the task but can be explored at a later time. Help them focus on the items that create the most emotional stress and think about how that task can become less emotional for them. Some ways could include having someone else do the task, exploring the rule and determining if the rule is one you want to keep or not, change, throw out or modifying the task and/or rule so it doesn’t create stress. To learn more about the caregiver identity theory enroll in the free one-hour online course, Caregiver Identity Discrepancy and Implications for Practice.last_img read more

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first_imgJammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday ordered that a team be constituted to ensure that students from the Valley, who had returned home after the Pulwama attack, go back to their respective education institutes across the country.Consultations The team of officers from the J&K government would hold consultations with the managements of the educational institutions of Dehradun and Uttarakhand and other States where a large number of students from Kashmir are studying, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said. The team would look into various issues like safety of the students, timely completion of courses, matters relating to attendance and missed lectures by the students. “After reviewing the whole scenario, the team will submit a report to the Governor about the overall situation including steps being taken to ensure safe return of the students and catching up with scheduled academic calendar of the respective educational institutions,” the official said.Post Pulwama fear Fearing for their safety, several students from Kashmir had returned home in the Valley after 40 CRPF personnel died in a terror attack on February 14.last_img read more

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first_imgAn Indian national was jailed for three-and-a-half years on Monday for encashing cheques worth 4,70,000 Singapore dollars of his employer and absconding to Malaysia in March.Bahurudeen Kuthpudeen, 44, pleaded guilty to one count each of criminal breach of trust and removing from Singapore the benefits of his criminal conduct, reported The Straits Times Tuesday.Read it at Indian Express Related Itemslast_img

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first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Here are this week’s best players:(1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates24 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 stealsLast Week: 1CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf you still don’t know who CJ Perez is at this point, where in the world have you been?ADVERTISEMENT The undoubted leader of Lyceum once again spread his wings, highlighting a dominating 100-63 thumping of JRU with a pair of thunderous slams on Friday.But he’s not just all style as Perez also showed he has substance to nab the throne for the third consecutive week and fifth overall, solidifying his case for the league’s Most Valuable Player award.But the last remaining test for the Pirates will be in this upcoming week as Lyceum and San Beda clash anew with an 18-0 sweep on the line.(2) Lervin Flores – C, Arellano Chiefs11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 4.0 blocksLast Week: N/ALervin Flores. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTalk about staying alive.Dead and gone a few weeks back, Arellano woke up from its slumber just in the nick of time to make a late case for the Final Four.It shouldn’t come as a surprise, too, that Lervin Flores’ stellar play coincided with the three-game winning stretch as he rekindled his magic and established himself once again as a force to be reckoned with down low.One more win separates the Chiefs from their goal of forcing a playoff, and Flores is once again expected to backstop his side in their all-important clash against Perpetual.  Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHe’s not going anywhere just yet as Robert Bolick is staying in San Beda.Skipping this year’s draft, the veteran playmaker showed how valuable he is for the Red Lions as he helped his team to pull off the 73-68 win over Letran on Friday.It’s just the kind of performance the San Beda faithful have gotten themselves accustomed to, and something they will look forward to as the Red Lions engage in a collision course against league-leading Pirates on Thursday.(5) Levi dela Cruz – G, Arellano Chiefs10.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 stealsLast Week: N/ALevi dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s easy to see Arellano flop after Kent Salado suffered a slight MCL tear in his right knee.But the Chiefs are still fighting, and one of the reasons for that is Levi dela Cruz.The pint-sized playmaker has taken the baton and ran with it to keep Arellano in the thick of the playoff race.Even dela Cruz would admit that he’s no Salado, but he’s doing an admirable job holding the fort for the Chiefs in this late run as they are just a win away from forcing a playoff for the fourth and final semifinals seat. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC (6) Jayson David – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 stealLast Week: N/AJayson David. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Egay Macaraya’s secret weapon once again came to play on Friday, unleashing 24 points in San Sebastian’s 97-70 win over Mapua on Friday.Jayson David has shown glimpses of his potential being a game-changing forward for the Golden Stags, but he has to figure things out quick, especially as his team is making a run to get into the final dance.He has one more shot to show that he’s more than just a one-game sensation when San Sebastian ends its elimination schedule against Perpetual on Thursday.(7) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers15.0 points (3/11 3PT), 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assistsLast Week: N/ATey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro remains to be one of the most deadly snipers in the collegiate level today, but just like what coach Vergel Meneses is asking from him, he has to be consistent. LATEST STORIES (3) Clement Leutcheu – C, College of St. Benilde Blazers24 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/AClement Leutcheu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNot much can be said of College of St. Benilde’s campaign this season, but that won’t stop rookie coach TY Tang from looking for silver linings.And one of the pleasant surprises for him was the improvement of Clement Leutcheu.Without much to fight for, the Senegalese center has been a rock for the Blazers as they seek to finish the season strong, aiding his side to nab the 94-84 win over EAC on Thursday.St. Benilde has already made strides with its four-win output this season, but Tang remains unsatisfied as he hopes his boys learn a lot of lesson from this run and take it in the Blazers’ rebuild for next year.(4) Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions13 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/A MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president One.That’s the number of Final Four spots that’s left to be disputed between the three teams still chasing a playoff berth in the penultimate week of NCAA Season 93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd by the looks of it, whether or not Lyceum completes the 18-0 sweep, we would still go on a stepladder playoff as San Sebastian, Letran, Arellano are poised to finish the eliminations in a three-way tie for the fourth spot, barring any upset against their also-ran foes.That leaves much of the responsibility to the team’s leaders as their play late in the season would very much dictate whether their teams progress or not.center_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games FEU pushes shorthanded UST to brink of elimination With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Stellar in JRU’s 62-58 squeaker over Mapua on Tuesday, he was largely inefficient as  league-leading Lyceum bamboozled his side to a 100-63 beatdown.The Heavy Bombers may have already secured their seat in the Final Four, but it doesn’t mean that they can now fall into the trap of complacency, especially with motivated teams raring to upset them on their way to the semifinals. Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgPakistan Test opener Yasir Hameed might have backtracked on allegations of match-fixing against his Pakistan teammates but the side’s captain Shahid Afridi is still livid with the opener and has ridiculed him as being mentally a teenager.Afridi, who has apologised for the ‘spot-fixing’ scandal involving Pakistani players that has shaken the core of international cricket, said Hameed cannot be trusted.”Yasir Hameed is about 30 or 31 – but mentally he is 15 or 16,” Afridi said.”People know the type of character he is. We have known him for a long time and we know what to expect from him. He has done this sort of thing many times. Is he unreliable? Well, he is sitting with someone he does not know and gives these messages out, so, yes.”I don’t know who he was sitting with or in what situation he gave this message,” he added.In the video of a sting operation carried out by the ‘News of the World’, Hameed had claimed that almost every match Pakistan played was fixed. But he later went back on the statement, saying that he was tricked and later blackmailed to stand by the remarks.Afridi, who led Pakistan in yesterday’s Twenty20 match against England which the visitors lost, said he has told his players not to read newspapers.”It was a relief to be playing again. Even though it was not a perfect performance. All the allegations are history now and until the ICC completes their investigations and it is all before us, we don’t want to talk about it,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgShare on Messenger Facebook Share on Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Twitter The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on LinkedIn Sportblog Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Almost 200 female footballers voted 93% in favour of taking action across the league’s 16 clubs. Photograph: AFE Pinterest Share via Email Read morecenter_img • North Carolina Courage cruised past Chicago Red Star to confirm a second consecutive NWSL championship. Goals from the Brazilian Debinha and the USWNT World Cup winners Jess McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Sam Mewis sealed the emphatic victory in from of a sold-out 10,277 crowd. Heather O’Reilly made her last appearance for North Carolina having announced she would retire at the end of the season and was substituted in the 89th minute to huge applause. In 2017 Republic of Ireland players threatened action after going public on having to change in airport toilets and sharing tracksuits.The same year Denmark players forfeited a World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands while in a pay dispute with their football association – a decision which ultimately cost them a place in France after they finished second in the group and went into tough play-offs for the final European place.Members of the Nigeria national team held a sit-in at their hotel after this year’s World Cup exit to demand outstanding expenses be paid – they did the same after winning the Afcon in 2004 and again in Cameroon in 2016.The US Women’s National Team are suing US Soccer in their fight for equal pay.There are many other examples. But there are not examples, at least in the modern era, of players across an entire league threatening action. It marks a huge change in attitude.Previously female footballers were sort of willing to shut up, to be grateful for the right to play. The demands to be aptly compensated for representing your country felt a just cause, but this did not translate to the game at club level.What makes this threatened action significantis that it is about the day-to-day, the right to a decent standard of living and an unwillingness to go on accepting that professional standards be demanded of players without the contracts and pay to reflect it.Tellingly, it is not a handful of players threatening to strike; 189 representatives voted 93% in favour of taking action across the league’s 16 clubs. Toni Duggan: ‘I wanted the ground to suck me in, for the game just to end’ Share on Facebook features Women’s football The top contracted players are standing shoulder to shoulder with the poorest. Six players from the champions, Atlético Madrid, attended the meeting which voted so overwhelmingly for action. Four turned out from Barcelona, including the Spanish national team’s fourth-highest goalscorer, Jenni Hermoso. They are symbolically backing the push for a collective bargaining agreement across the league, which would include as a minimum €16,000 (£13,800) annually for a 40-hour working week, €12,000 for a part-time 30-hour week, maternity leave and paid time off.These wages are low. They may be higher than Spain’s minimum wage of approximately €12,600 a year for 2019, but they are significantly lower than the average wage of Spanish workers which is €23,000, according to the country’s office of national statistics.There may be a fear that clubs will struggle to pay, in particular the four teams without the backing of a men’s club – Madrid CFF, Sporting de Huelva, Logroño and UDG Tenerife – but serious questions have to be asked about the commitment of those clubs and the league if that is the case. Clubs receive €350,000 a season from the federation (a requirement as a government organisation, not out of the goodness of their hearts) and they are being offered €500,000 by the league for their TV rights. If the welfare and support of players is not the number one priority and is not what sustainability is being built around, then what is the focus?For the 12 teams backed by wealthy men’s clubs the excuses are even more moot.That clubs are digging in and resistant to the most minimal of employment rights for their players ispretty galling. Topics Strike action is always a last resort. That it has taken 18 meetings across 13 months is testament to this, but now the players have had enough.Whether we reach 16 November at an impasse remains to be seen. The threat of industrial action can be very powerful; whereas clubs are happy to let talks rumble on in the background, strike action hits them where it hurts: in their pockets. TV rights and sponsorship deals depend on games happening. It is also extremely important that a club maintains a good image for invested parties – funnily enough, striking female footballers is not a good look.Women’s football is entering a new era of professionalism and mass audiences and players are feeling empowered by it. Spain’s players are leading the way, but we can be sure they will not be the last to collectively organise on this scale.Talking points• Chelsea’s defender Maria Thorisdóttir has undergone surgery on the leg she fractured in training. Having scored a blistering late winner as Chelsea came from behind to beat Arsenal, the Norwegian suffered the break in the run-up to Sunday’s defeat of West Ham and will miss the rest of 2019.• Reign FC head coach Vlatko Andonovski has been unveiled as the manager of the US women’s national team. The 43-year-old, who has worked with Megan Rapinoe at Reign FC, takes over from two-times World Cup-winning manager Jill Ellis. It is expected that he will retain Dawn Scott as the high performance coach and the goalkeeper coach Graeme Abel.• Phil Neville has recalled Toni Duggan for England’s upcoming friendlies against Germany and the Czech Republic. Striker Ellen White and Georgia Stanway are training with the side as they continue to make their return to full fitness. Most notably Chelsea’s Fran Kirby has been omitted. The PSG defender Alana Cook, a non-playing squad member for the previous camp, has not been called up and is expected to be included in Vlatko Andonovski’s first USWNT squad as the two nations vie for the allegiance of the dual citizen.• Four of Germany’s World Cup squad are missing from the group that will travel to England for the showpiece Wembley fixture. The goalkeeper Almuth Schult, Turbine Potsdam’s Svenja Huth, captain Alex Popp and debut World Cup goalscorer Giulia Gwinn have not recovered from injury. Arsenal’s Leonie Maier and Manchester City’s Pauline Bremer are in the squad. Arsenal’s Leonie Maier, left, pictured here with Felicity Gibbons of Brighton, is part of the Germany squad to face England at Wembley. Photograph: Kate McShane/Getty Images Facebook The announcement that footballers in Spain’s top division will begin an indefinite strike on the weekend of 16-17 November is hugely significant in the battle for a global professional women’s game.There have been strikes and player protests before but these have often revolved around the conditions and pay of the national team. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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first_imgView of helmets of the Clemson Tigers.CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 03: A detailed view of the helmets of the Clemson Tigers before their game against the Louisville Cardinals at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tragic news struck the college football world on Friday night, as former Clemson running back Tyshon Dye passed away. He was only 25 years old.Dye was swimming with his two brothers at Richard B. Russell State Park in Georgia, when he got tired and couldn’t make it back to shore. Unfortunately, his brothers weren’t able to help him as he went under water.The police have ruled Dye’s death as an accidental drowning.It almost felt like yesterday when Dye was a part of Clemson’s championship-winning team in 2016. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Head coach Dabo Swinney spoke about the heartbreaking news on Dye.“All of our hearts are just broken,” Swinney said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. I can honestly say Tyshon Dye is one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever been associated with or coached. We’re just all heartbroken tonight, and we’re praying for his family and know that he’s been called home.”Our hearts break tonight to confirm the passing of Tyshon Dye.https://t.co/WCGoG0SmOj pic.twitter.com/Boq32fJqA8— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) July 6, 2019Dye was a member of Clemson’s football team from 2014 through 2016. He played for East Carolina for his final year of college eligibility.Hearts are certainly heavy for both programs after hearing about the news.Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Dye during this difficult time.last_img read more

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first_imgNew York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honoured later this month with the prestigious ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his leadership and commitment to the Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan. The prime minister will also address global leaders and corporate executives at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum during his visit here for the high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session. Sources told PTI that Modi will be presented with the 2019 ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’, which according to the Foundation is a “special recognition” that celebrates a political leader who has “demonstrated their commitment to the Global Goals through impactful work in their country and/or globally”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Modi will be honoured for his leadership of the Swachch Bharat Mission, which he had launched on October 2, 2014. The ambitious mission aims at accelerating the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage in the country by this year as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. So far, 90 million toilets have been built to eliminate open defecation by October 2, 2019 and currently 98 per cent of India’s villages have rural sanitation coverage instead of 38 per cent four years ago. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The Foundation will host the fourth annual Goalkeepers ‘Global Goals Awards’ on September 24. The annual awards, in five categories, are presented to leaders and individuals for their efforts in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The categories are Progress, Changemaker, Campaign, Goalkeepers Voice and the Global Goalkeeper. “These Awards tell the extraordinary stories of remarkable individuals taking action to bring the Global Goals to life and help achieve them by 2030,” the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said adding that this year, Goalkeepers will focus on the challenge of fighting global inequality to ensure that no one is left behind. In previous years, speakers at the Goalkeepers event have included former US president Barack Obama, French President Emmanuel Macron, Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Nobel Peace Prize winners like Malala Yousafzai and Nadia Murad. This year, speakers at the event include the Foundation Co-Chairs, Bill and Melinda Gates, Mohammed and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. Modi will be attending the high-level UNGA session that begins later this month at the world body’s headquarters. He will address the world leaders at the 193-member UNGA’s General Debate on September 27. The prime minister will also be the keynote speaker at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum on September 25. Sources said after Modi’s keynote address, there will be a Q&A session with him moderated by Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies Founder Michael Bloomberg. The Forum gathers global business and government leaders to discuss innovative and collaborative ways to solve the new challenges to global economic growth, the organisation said. Past speakers at the forum include New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, former US president Bill Clinton, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and former UK premier Theresa May. During his visit to New York, Modi will also inaugurate the ‘Gandhi Peace Garden’, an innovative initiative to commemorate Gandhi’s 150 birth anniversary. Under this initiative, the Consulate General of India in New York, Long Island-based NGO Shanti Fund and the State University of New York-Old Westbury have entered into an agreement to plant 150 trees. The garden is dedicated in the memory of Gandhi and is a crowdsourced project, with people adopting trees in the memory of their loved ones. The garden is in an open site within the 600 acres campus of the university. “The novelty of this initiative is that it is being financed by the people. They are planting a tree, adopting a tree in memory of their parents, guru or loved ones,” sources said. As prime minister, Modi had given his maiden address to the world leaders at the UN General Assembly in 2014. Modi’s visit this month and the address at the UNGA will be his first after winning a second term as prime minister in a resounding electoral victory in May. The UN General Debate will commence on September 24 and run through September 30. US President Donald Trump, who had delivered his first address to global leaders from the General Assembly hall’s iconic green podium in 2017, will address the high-level session on the morning of September 24. The US is traditionally the second speaker on the opening day of the General Debate, after Brazil. Before arriving in New York for the UNGA session, Modi will visit Houston where he will address the Indian-American community on September 22. “Howdy, Modi!”, the Indian-American community mega-event, will be hosted by the Texas India Forum, Houston-based non-profit. The event is expected to be attended by tens of thousands of people as well as influential American lawmakers and political leaders. Several high-level summits will be held on the margins of the 74th session of UNGA. With a view to boosting ambition and accelerating actions to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on September 23 to meet the climate challenge. Modi is expected to address this summit.last_img read more

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first_imgWhen actress Bridget Moynahan first visited The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, she met a teenage camper named Aleks who despite losing his leg to cancer managed to climb a rock wall and into her heart.Video: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp – Healing Feeling Stories – AleksMoynahan helps Aleks share his inspirational story of challenging perceived limitations alongside other campers coping with serious illnesses in an online “Healing Feeling” story, which was released today as part of a special series celebrating the 25thanniversary of the Camp that Paul Newman founded in Connecticut.“You see these kids completely fearless, getting involved and going beyond what they ever dreamed they could do,” says Moynahan, star of the CBS hit drama “Blue Bloods” and blockbuster films such as “I, Robot” with Will Smith. “That is what’s special about this place – [Camp is] giving them the freedom to experience everything they want to do.”Moynahan has visited The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp each of the past two summers as a volunteer and also been active as celebrity ambassador in helping to raise awareness for the Camp and its programs. Her friend Aleks feels that Camp provides a fun and supportive environment, which has allowed him to challenge himself and try new things.“I think Camp… takes away that roadblock of I have this disability and I can’t do it,” Aleks shares in the two-minute video. “If you can get past that mentality that I have an illness and you see the fun in life and…have fun with everyone else that has those problems, I think that’s something special.”The story of Aleks is online here and is the second in a series of “Healing Feeling” stories being released during the Camp’s yearlong 25thanniversary celebration. Grey New York, which serves as the Camp’s pro-bono communications agency, provided production and marketing assistance.
In 1988, Paul Newman opened The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut so that children coping with serious illnesses could have a special hideout where they could simply be kids. The Camp, which served 288 campers its first year, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012-13 with 20,000 children and family members now experiencing “a different kind of healing” annually. Each year, 2,500 are served onsite and 19,000 visits by the Hospital Outreach Program bring the fun and friendship of Camp into more than 20 locations throughout the Northeast – all free of charge. The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is celebrating this milestone with events and initiatives that will gather the Camp family together and invite new friends to support Paul Newman’s dream.last_img read more

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first_imgBERLIN — Germany’s Cabinet has approved a plan to expand a system of visas allowing people from outside the European Union to seek jobs as it tries to tackle a shortfall of skilled workers.Ministers also approved Wednesday a plan to resolve the status of rejected asylum-seekers who have found long-term work in Germany and are well-integrated.The limited-period visas, currently available to university graduates, will be expanded to migrants with professional qualifications and German language knowledge. Labor Minister Hubertus Heil said the aim is to have the system, which ministers agreed to in principle in October, take effect at the beginning of 2020.Like many other European countries, Germany is trying to strike a balance between the needs of its labour market, an aging native population and concern about immigration.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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China has insisted that aid to Sri Lanka has never been attached to politics.China welcomed remarks made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on China at the sidelines of a conference in Vietnam. The comment came after a CNBC report saying Wickremesinghe had denied the claim that the country was ceding control of strategically vital ports to China. He also said he didn’t believe the country was falling into a debt trap caused by Chinese loans.“China’s aid to Sri Lanka has never been attached to any political conditions. The B&R initiative will continue to contribute to regional development and connectivity in the future,” Geng said. (Colombo Gazette) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told a press briefing Thursday, the two countries’ cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road (B&R) initiative has benefited both countries and their people, Global Times reported. read more

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WASHINGTON — Nerves are being frayed by a global economy that increasingly looks breakable.Growth is stalling. Factory output is down. Oil demand is off. U.S. tariffs on China have slowed trade. Investors have crowded into government bonds and sent interest rates sliding in a way that has often preceded a recession.So is a recession near?Hard to tell.What’s clear is that many of the world’s most powerful countries have skidded into a moment of uncertainty that has left consumers, businesses, markets and much of the political world feeling gloomier. President Donald Trump has asserted that the U.S. economy is strong. Yet on Monday, Trump called for the Federal Reserve to slash interest rates with the kind of aggressiveness the Fed normally uses to combat a recession.Things have grown muddled.___BOTTOM LINE: SO IS THE U.S. ECONOMY HEADED FOR A RECESSION?Lots of economists think so.A new survey shows that a clear majority of economists expect a downturn to hit by 2021 at the latest, according to a report Monday from the National Association of Business Economics. Some of that pessimism is a natural byproduct of the duration of the U.S. expansion: The economy has been growing for more than a decade — the longest expansion on record — and a recession at some point is inevitable.Of course, the old joke is that economists have predicted nine of the past two recessions. Adding to the challenge is that recessions often go unrecognized until they are well underway.The Great Recession, for example, began in December 2007. Yet not until 11 months later, by which time it was obvious, did the official arbiter, the National Bureau of Economic Research, declare a recession. At that point, layoffs were spiking, home foreclosures were mounting and a financial panic had set the economy hurtling toward a devastating meltdown.OK, BUT HOW REALISTIC ARE THOSE RECESSION FEARS?Parts of the economy remain sturdy. Retail sales surged last month, for example, and the bulk of U.S. economic activity depends on consumer spending. Also, the unemployment rate is near a 50-year low at 3.7%.Administration officials cite these kinds of figures to argue, as Trump counsellor Kellyanne Conway did Monday on Fox News Channel, that the economy’s fundamentals are “very strong.”What’s more, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has committed himself to prolonging the expansion. After cutting their benchmark interest rate in July for the first time in a decade, Fed officials might do so several more times if the data worsens.Yet at the same time, as the Fed reported, factory output has dropped for the past 12 months. Home sales have tumbled. Trump’s tariffs against China have hindered business investment. And while Trump has asserted that additional Fed rate cuts would turbocharge the economy, the central bank’s July cut actually caused a drop in consumer confidence, according to a University of Michigan survey.The fears built last week when an economic barometer called the yield curve briefly “inverted.” This occurs when the interest rate on a 10-year U.S. Treasury note falls below the rate on a two-year Treasury note. In theory, a short-term Treasury should carry the lower rate. When it doesn’t, it’s regarded as a possible recession warning.As analysts at the bank UBS said, a recession on average has started 21 months after this kind of inversion. But rates are already so low that it’s possible that the inversion signals only that growth will remain persistently weak, not that the economy will succumb to a recession.IS EUROPE DRIVING THE JITTERS?Very possibly. The world is more interconnected than ever. Germany’s economy shrank last quarter, and analysts expect it to decline again, which could put Germany in a technical recession. Recessions are usually linked to two straight quarters of economic shrinkage.Germany’s downturn resulted from a decline in industrial production. Much of that decline reflected spillover effects from Trump’s escalation of his trade war with China and Britain’s plans to withdraw from the European Union later this year. The damage to Germany’s economy could flow into the financial markets and harm the U.S. economy.Trade tensions between Japan and South Korea are also rising. And OPEC has whittled down its forecast for global oil demand this year by 40,000 barrels a day to 1.10 million barrels. Falling oil prices could result in fewer U.S. manufacturing and drilling jobs.HOW CONCERNED IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION?The president has repeatedly declared that America’s economy remains the strongest in the world. The White House has deployed an array to top advisers — including Larry Kudlow, Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — to drive home the message that the economy is flourishing and that any data-driven concerns are being distorted by the news media.Yet as The Associated Press and other news organizations have reported, the president is privately fearful that a slumping economy will dim his re-election chances. He has also taken the unusual step of publicly attacking the politically independent Fed for not cutting rates more to try to juice growth.On Monday, Trump tweeted that the Fed’s benchmark rate should be slashed by at least a full percentage point — a step that has usually signalled a major economic emergency — and that Powell, Trump’s own choice to lead the Fed, has a “horrendous lack of vision.”Trump added: “Democrats are trying to ‘will’ the Economy to be bad for purposes of the 2020 Election.”WHAT REPORTS SHOULD BE WATCHED FOR EARLY SIGNS OF A RECESSION?Major clues could come from reports on job growth, the gross domestic product, retail sales, construction spending and auto sales, among others.It isn’t just the headline numbers but often the details of these reports that matter. Which sectors of the economy, for example, are improving or weakening? How fast are wages rising? Are people spending more money at a restaurants? Or are they spending more at grocery stores in a sign they might be cutting back?Josh Boak, The Associated Press read more

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FILE, this May 30, 2015 file photo shows former Managing Director of International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss Kahn talking with his companion Myriam L’Aouffir during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium. Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces a verdict Friday in the last of a string of legal cases that started when a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault in 2011. The onetime presidential contender and former International Monetary Fund chief is accused of aggravated pimping in a prostitution trial in the French city of Lille, but he may well be acquitted for lack of evidence of a crime. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 12, 2015 10:19 am MDT Last Updated Jun 12, 2015 at 10:41 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Key moments in Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s career and sex-related legal troubles PARIS – Notable events in the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the 66-year-old former leader of the International Monetary Fund, who was acquitted Friday of pimping charges by a court in the northern city of Lille:1986: Elected to Parliament for the Socialist Party in the Val-d’Oise district north of Paris. Goes on to become mayor of Sarcelles, a working-class immigrant suburb.1997: Serves as Finance and Economy Minister under a new Socialist government through 1999. Manages launch of the euro and represents France on the board of governors for financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund.2000: Teaches economics at Paris’ prestigious political science institute, Sciences Po, and is named visiting professor at California’s Stanford University.2006: Runs for the Socialist Party’s nomination for the French presidential election; finishes second in primary.2007: French novelist and journalist Tristane Banon claims Strauss-Kahn tried to force sexual relations with her during a 2003 interview with him.2007: Assumes office as the 10th managing director of the IMF.2008: Apologizes to IMF staff after accusations of a sexual relationship with a subordinate but says he did not abuse his position. IMF board finds the relationship was consensual.May 2011: Is accused by Times Square hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo of sexually assaulting her. He is arrested at New York’s Kennedy Airport after boarding a flight to Paris. He is held in custody for five days, during which he resigns from the IMF, until posting a $1 million cash bail and $5 million bond. Moves to more permanent location in lower Manhattan for house arrest that lasts until July 1.June 2011: Insists he is innocent of attempted rape. Prosecutors question the accuser’s credibility and seek to reduce Strauss-Kahn’s bail.August 2011: New York court dismisses attempted-rape and other charges against Strauss-Kahn. Prosecutors said they couldn’t pursue the case because of doubts about the accuser’s credibility and a lack of other evidence to prove a forced sexual encounter.September 2011: He admits to moral failings.October 2011: Paris prosecutor drops probe of novelist Banon’s claim against him, citing an end to the statute of limitations.December 2011: Reaches settlement with Diallo over her sexual assault allegations against him. Terms not formally disclosed.March 2012: Prosecutors file preliminary charges against Strauss-Kahn and others for pimping in an investigation into a hotel prostitution ring in the northern French city of Lille. His lawyer says Strauss-Kahn denies any wrongdoing, but had “a certain number of parties with women, libertine parties with friends and women who were friends of friends.”October 2012: Strauss-Kahn’s wife — famous French journalist Anne Sinclair — says they’ve split in a newspaper interview. Speaking publicly on their relationship in TV interview two years later, she acknowledged being in denial about his sexual behaviour.June 2013: Citing a lack of evidence, prosecutors say they’re seeking to drop all charges against Strauss-Kahn in the Lille case. Nevertheless, the next month, investigating judges in the case decide to go ahead with pimping charges against him and 13 others, paving the way for the trial that began in February.June 12, 2015: Strauss-Kahn is cleared of any wrongdoing in the Lille case trial. read more

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“The alleged victim was immediately referred to our humanitarian partners on the ground for appropriate medical and psychological assistance,” said the Spokesman, adding that the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services has carried out a verification of information inquiry and preserved evidence, which will lead to the matter being referred to the Member State for further investigation and action. Last month, during a high-level event on the margins of the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate, Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Jane Connors as the first-ever UN Victims’ Right Advocate, who, he said would develop system-wide mechanisms and policies to promote reliable gender- and child-sensitive processes for victims and witnesses to file complaints. He also announced the creation of a ‘Circle of Leadership’ for Heads of State and Government to demonstrate resolve and commitment at the highest political level to eradicate sexual exploitation and abuse. read more

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Lawyers for Alex Rodriguez  filed suit in U.S. District Court claiming that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who handed down a 162-game ban on Saturday, was biased in his ruling.The suit seeks to vacate Horowitz’s ruling, based on the arbitrator’s “manifest disregard for the law,” his “evident partiality,” and refusal “to entertain evidence that was pertinent and material to the outcome.”The complaint calls the 162-game ban “wholly unjustifiable” and alleges that Horowitz ignored the stipulation of baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement that calls for a 50-game ban for a first-time drug offense.“He ignored the clear disciplinary action of the JDA,” the complaint reads, referring to the arbitrator. “Accordingly, the arbitration award is not legitimate as it does not draw its essence from the JDA or [C]BA.”Horowitz explained in his ruling that he factored in “Rodriguez'[s] obstruction of MLB’s investigation” and “the prolonged time period … with which he used or possessed the three prohibited substances.”“While the length of the suspension may be unprecedented for a MLB player,” Horowitz wrote, “so is the misconduct he committed.”Rodriguez’s 42-page complaint names Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association as defendants and includes among its exhibits Horowitz’s written ruling on A-Rod’s appeal.In it, Rodriguez alleges the players’ union breached its “duty of fair representation” and charges MLB and the MLBPA with imposing a suspension without just cause.“It is unfortunate that Alex Rodriguez has chosen to sue the players association,” MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said in a statement. “His claim is completely without merit, and we will aggressively defend ourselves and our members from these baseless charges.”Earlier in the afternoon, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III cleared the way for the release of Horowitz’s decision, which was opposed by the players’ association on the grounds it could violate the confidentiality pact in baseball’s collective bargaining agreement.Pauley ruled that baseball had already violated the confidentiality agreement when Commissioner Bud Selig and COO Rob Manfred, who ran baseball’s investigation into Rodriguez’s involvement with the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic suspected of supplying ballplayers with illegal performance enhancing drugs, were interviewed on CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night.“Given the intense public interest in this matter and Commissioner Selig’s disclosures last night on ’60 Minutes,’ it’s difficult to imagine that any portion of this proceeding should be under seal,” Pauley said. “Mr. Rodriguez is directed to file his unredacted complaint with the attached exhibits.”“We’re thrilled,” Jordan Siev, one of Rodriguez’s attorneys, told ESPNNewYork.com. “We want the entire record to be public. We want everyone to be able to see exactly what [Anthony] Bosch said.”Bosch, the proprietor of the now-shuttered clinic, was baseball’s key witness against Rodriguez.The complaint alleges that Horowitz denied Rodriguez and his attorneys the right to cross-examine Bosch and Selig, who opted not to testify in the appeal. The complaint also alleges that Horowitz denied Rodriguez’s attorneys the right to examine the BlackBerry devices that baseball alleges were used to transmit incriminating text messages between Rodriguez and Bosch.“These are only some of the egregious actions taken by Arbitrator Horowitz during the grievance process, each of which standing alone warrants vacatur of the arbitration award,” the complaint reads. “And together they demonstrate the inherent unfairness and pre-ordained result attendant to the arbitration process.” read more

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first_imgAs detailed in a Reuters report, mining giant Vale is already looking at expanding its flagship S11D iron ore project in Brazil. Vale is hoping to cash in on a growing appetite for higher-grade varieties of the commodity in its top market China. China, the world’s biggest consumer of the steelmaking ingredient, has ramped up buying of higher-quality, less polluting grades of iron ore as it battles to clear its polluted skies.S11D is the world’s largest example of fully mobile and truckless IPCC mining technology outside of the bucketwheel miners and conveyors used in Germany’s Rheinish lignite mining region. The four systems each utilise Sandvik PF200 fully mobile crushing stations (though Sandvik’s Mining Systems business was bought by FLSmidth, which is now managing the project), each loaded by Caterpillar 7495 rope shovels.The IPCC systems are being used in the Serra Sul (S11D) block, a ridge of land 30 km long and around 1.8 km wide. Peter Poppinga, Executive Director at Vale, was quoted by Reuters at an industry conference in China that the world’s largest iron ore miner was studying expanding the S11D project in the Amazonian state of Para, even though it was still being brought up to the planned capacity after it was inaugurated in December 2016. “Given all these quality trends (that are) favourable to us, we are studying to increase the project, but there are no numbers yet,” Poppinga said.last_img read more

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first_imgFour renowned researchers have been selected as professors of University Grants Commission (UGC) for the next two years, reports UNB.The decision was made at a meeting chaired by UGC chairman professor Kazi Shahidullah on Tuesday, said a press release.The selected UGC professors were- Fakrul Alam, retired professor of English department at Dhaka University, Khorshed Ahmed Kabir, retired professor of Nuclear Engineering at Dhaka University, ABM Abdullah, retired professor of Medicine at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Abdul Mannan Akanda, ex-vice chancellor and retired professor of Plant Pathology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University.According to UGC professorship guideline, the retired renowned researchers are given the UGC professorship.The UGC professors will receive a monthly honorarium, which shall be equivalent to the highest monthly salary of a selection grade professor. The UGC professor will be attached to a university or an approved research institution of his/her choice.last_img read more

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first_imgRecaptured drug lord Joaquin `El Chapo` Guzman is escorted by soldiers at the hangar belonging to the office of the attorney general in Mexico City, Mexico on 8 January 2016. Photo: ReutersJoaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo,” entered a Colorado prison known as “the Alcatraz of the Rockies” on Friday to begin a life sentence after being found guilty of a raft of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder.Guzman was sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years, on Wednesday in a federal court in the New York borough of Brooklyn. A jury convicted him of drug trafficking and engaging in multiple murder conspiracies as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of Mexico’s largest, most violent drug-trafficking organizations.”We can confirm that Joaquin Guzman is in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons at United States Penitentiary (USP) Administrative Maximum (ADX) Florence, located in Florence, Colorado,” the US Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.The high-security “Supermax” prison, 115 miles (185 km) south of Denver with about 375 inmates, has never had an escape since it opened in 1994.Guzman twice escaped maximum-security prisons in Mexico and was re-captured in 2016. He was extradited to the United States in 2017 to face US charges.Guzman, 62, joins a long list of notorious criminals who call the prison home. They include “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski on 11 September conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, Terry Nichols from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.The prison is nicknamed “Alcatraz of the Rockies” after the San Francisco prison whose inmates included the gangster Al Capone and convicted murderer Robert Franklin Stroud, known as the Birdman of Alcatraz.Like other prisoners, Guzman will likely be confined for around 23 hours a day to a solitary cell that has a narrow window about 42 inches (107 cm) high and angled upward so only the sky is visible.His cell is expected to have a television, providing him access to religious services and educational programs.Special restrictions are used to ensure that inmates cannot exert influence or make threats beyond prison walls. Prisoners cannot move around without being escorted. Head counts are done at least six times a day.Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday called it “inhumane” for Guzman to face life imprisonment under harsh conditions.last_img
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first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Henry McGowan donated his precious blood at the Ladysmith Blood Donor Clinic recently.Determined to save as many lives as possible with his blood, Henry is a regular donor.Also read: Loving couple who regularly donate blood and Saving lives with her precious bloodHe obviously doesn’t mind needles and is sure to make many more donations in the future.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_imgView Larger Map “She was one of three infants in the village to have pneumonia, and the other two had already passed away. She had respiratory distress and severe pneumonia, and we quickly assessed the need for a MEDEVAC,” or a medical evacuation, said U.S. Army Capt. Vicki English, Joint Task Force-Bravo MEDEL, according to a statement from Joint Task Force-Bravo.The 6-week-old infant had “severe pneumonia, poor gas exchange and was severely dehydrated,” the statement described.A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter assigned to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment ferried the baby to a hospital in Puerto Lempira waiting to attend to the young patient. U.S. Army Capt. Diane Klescewski, a member of the MEDEL team, said she had to resuscitate the baby girl when she briefly stopped breathing en route to the hospital.With medical attention the child stabilized the next day. “Of course, you never want there to be a need for a MEDEVAC mission, but you are glad to have the capability to be there and provide it when it is needed,” said U.S. Army Capt. Christopher Morisoli, who piloted the helicopter.  “Anytime we can provide that service and save a life, it’s truly rewarding.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican officials to deport U.S. expat accused of fraud European Parliament wants Snowden, NSA chief to testify on spying ¡Bienvenido, Señor Snowden! Huge tornado levels Oklahoma City suburb in U.S., killing dozens Last Tuesday, Dec. 3, U.S. Army members on a routine training mission evacuated a Honduran infant in the throes of pneumonia from a remote village, ultimately saving her life, the U.S. Southern Command reported on Monday.Members of the Joint Task Force-Bravo’s Medical Element (MEDEL) and 1-228th Aviation Regiment were in the remote Honduran village of Auka carrying out a medical training readiness exercise when a mother arrived, carrying her child and asking for medical assistance.last_img read more

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