first_img 30 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Ministry of Health observes vaccination week by: – April 23, 2012 Photo credit: topnews.net.nzThe Ministry of Health will from April 21 to 28, 2012, observe Vaccination Week of the Americas, under the slogan, “For you, for me, for everyone. Get vaccinated”.Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) is an annual hemispheric event, endorsed by the Pan American Health Organization. This year PAHO is observing the 10th anniversary of Vaccination Week of the Americas.Activities for this year’s observance of VWA will focus on continued immunization against Hepatitis B. Since this year’s theme for World Health Day was centered on the elderly, vaccines will also be offered to the elderly 65 years and over especially the Seasonal Influenza vaccines. The general public will be provided with information on vaccines and the the required vaccines given.There will also be an essay and poster competition for Primary and Secondary schools. Secondary schools Island wide will write an essay on the theme, while primary schools will participate in poster competitions.Recognition will also be given to the Health Teams that continue to provide outstanding services in terms of promotion, coverage and outreach within their respective health districts.Dominica has been privileged to achieve the eradication of some of the vaccine preventable diseases such as polio through sustenance of high levels of immunizations, and the Country continues to report immunization coverage of the target population of 98% and over for all vaccines offered under the Expanded Programme on Immunization.The use of vaccines by the Ministry of Health is one of the major factors in disease prevention. Measles, Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome have been eradicated in Dominica.The last case was reported in 2002. Last month Dominica captured the 2011 Surveillance Award from the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of the Caribbean Sub Region in Recognition of Excellent Report .This award is furnished by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC).The Ministry of Health is encouraging all persons who have not been adequately vaccinated to report to their Health Centres and get immunized. An appeal is also being made to the Haitian Community to visit the nearest health centers and get immunized.The Ministry also urges everyone to participate in the immunization programme for its continued success. Press Releaselast_img read more


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Adelaide Oval, the venue for the first Test between Australia and India on December 6, might provide an advantage to both teams. According to the curator, the wicket will have some grass and assistance for the bowlers. This is good news for both teams, who have a very good pace attack. Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have all shown their class in previous encounters while India has a very good line-up in the form of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. The curator, Damien Hough, believes this will provide an even contest between bat and ball.Read More |Virat Kohli’s India aim to avoid collapse syndrome in Australia Tests”We do the same preparation for red-ball cricket and pink-ball cricket at Shield level. The best way to get an even contest is to leave some grass on there and get that balance between bat and ball. Right now, we really feel that this is where it’s at for the pitch,” Hough told the Weekend Australian paper.Read More |Virat Kohli enjoys batting if someone has a go at him: Tim PaineHowever, unlike the last three years, the match between Australia and India will be a Day affair and not a Day-Night Test. According to the current ICC Playing Conditions, a home nation can only host a day-night Test match “with the agreement of the Visiting Board” and India confirmed in May 2018 that they want the match played with a traditional red ball. Hough said it made no difference to their preparation.Read More |Kohli focused only on cricket, not on confrontations vs Australia”We won’t do anything differently. The preparation will be the same. The only difference is we get the covers off earlier and we start earlier,” Hough addedIn 2015, Adelaide hosted the first-ever Pink Ball Day-Night Test between Australia and New Zealand. The match was a huge success with the crowd turning up in great numbers on each day. Australia won the game by three wickets and the match ended in three days. In 2016, they hosted South Africa while in 2017, they played the first-ever Pink Ball Ashes contest against England. All the games were won by Australia.The venue has been a lucky hunting ground for Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper. His first century was 116 against Australia in the 2011/12 tour but his crowning achievement was centuries in both innings (115,141) in the 2014 Test which almost gave India a famous win. In ODIs, he smashed a brilliant 107 in the 2015 World Cup to give India their sixth win over Pakistan. In Twenty20 Internationals, his highest score of 90 came at this venue against Australia in 2016. last_img read more


first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Those may be the same people who will see Jansen quoted as saying “who cares” and wonder if his attitude is where it should be. If so, they’re the ones misinterpreting things, not the pitcher.“You gotta have that ‘who cares’ mentality” as a coping mechanism, Jansen said Sunday. “It happens. It hurts. We wanted that win today. But they’re gonna be there (in Dodger Stadium) next week. That’s who I am. I just get that payback time when I face them again.“You gotta let it go, man. You gotta let it go to survive in this league. You can’t let stuff like that happen and worry about it, because it’s going to cost you the next game.”Relief pitching, especially in high-leverage situations, is guaranteed to frustrate those who don’t have to do it. Fans are already prepared to give up on Joe Kelly, who was signed for three years to help get the Dodgers to the ninth inning but has often been unable to build that bridge.  They’re just now warming to Baez, but the memories of his early struggles are never too far from the public consciousness.With Jansen, the concerns – from the outside – are about his velocity, or his location, or the home run ball to which he has become susceptible in recent seasons. He has surrendered high profile homers in each of the last two World Series. He gave up 13 last season in 69 games, and now has given up four in 17 outings in 2019. SAN DIEGO — Part of the problem is that we expect our relief pitchers to be perfect. And, as we were once again reminded Sunday afternoon, they aren’t.“These guys aren’t robots,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said earlier in the week.When he spoke those words he was talking about Pedro Baez. But he could have been talking about Kenley Jansen, who gave up a walkoff grand slam to Hunter Renfroe that gave the Padres an 8-5 victory Sunday afternoon and prevented a Dodgers sweep at Petco Park.Jansen has saved 280 games in his career, 12 in 14 save opportunities this year. The times he doesn’t, such as Sunday? Those are the times that fans grumble and squirm and, in some extreme cases, wonder if there is a better option out there. Believe me, people were tweeting that sentiment around 4:10 Sunday afternoon, after Renfroe hammered a cutter into the left field seats.center_img The first pitch to Renfroe was mid-strike zone and a wee bit in, and the Padres slugger took it for strike one.“The second pitch, I tried to go up … tried to climb the ladder,” Jansen said. “But the ball stayed a little down, and he put a good swing on it. Sometimes that’s gonna happen. I can’t beat myself (up) about this.“How many times do you throw a good pitch up in the zone and guys swing through it? … I got beat by my best pitch, the pitch I want to throw there in that situation, up in the zone. I’ve just got to let it go.”There is also this about these high-wire artists: The best ones believe in accountability. Jansen, as is the case with most of his fellow closers, does not duck questions after a bad outing.No, he’s not perfect. But he sets a good example. His is a high-wire act, only way more public. And those who discount the importance of the save usually are those who have never had to get those 25th, 26th and 27th outs with little margin for error.Ask Padres fans. Their closer, Kirby Yates, came into this series with 14 saves in 16 appearances and an 0.56 ERA, but he suffered losses in the ninth inning Friday and Saturday nights. Eventually, everybody gripes about their respective relief pitchers.Jansen had a one-run lead going into the ninth inning Sunday, achieved on Chris Taylor’s two-run home run in the eighth to complete a comeback from what was originally a 4-0 deficit. Starter Kenta Maeda and relievers Ross Stripling and Baez had retired 14 San Diego hitters in a row, with seven strikeouts in a row at one point, to get the ball to Jansen.The ninth started ominously, with Eric Hosmer stroking a high and outside cutter to the opposite field for a single, and Manny Margot and Wil Myers following with bunt hits to load the bases. Margot was sacrificing, and third baseman Justin Turner let his bunt roll but it stayed fair. Myers bunted to the left of the mound, and in the confusion over who was covering he beat it out.Yet Jansen almost got to the end of the high wire, getting Greg Garcia on a called third strike – the ninth pitch of the at-bat – and retiring catcher Francisco Mejia on a popup to first.“We did,” said Roberts, when asked at that point if he felt confident Jansen was going to get out of it. “And when he got to some stress there were some 93s there (velocity), and I thought the ball had life. So once he got Garcia, and then Mejia, I really liked our chances.” … I think right now he just hasn’t been consistent with his execution. Even the Hosmer ball, he was trying to go up and in and (the ball) leaked back over for some hard contact. But when he gets in a spot to save and it gets stressful, he finds a way to make pitches.”Usually.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more