Fortis Hospital, Mohali introduces MOCA technique to treat varicose veins

first_img Related Posts By EH News Bureau on June 16, 2017 Share Fortis Hospital, Mohali introduces MOCA technique to treat varicose veins MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025center_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The new MOCA treatment uses a patented Flebogrif catheter which is a relatively new endovascular technique to cure venous reflux diseaseFortis Hospital, Mohali has introduced a new technique Mechanico Chemical Ablation of the Varicose Veins (MOCA) to treat varicose Veins for the first time in India. This modern technique is a simple technique that doesn’t require application of tumescent anesthesia. A special catheter is introduced in the vein of the patient and vein is ablated along with foam sclerotherapy. Dr Ravul Jindal, Director, Vascular Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mohali spoke about this unique technique.The new MOCA treatment uses a patented Flebogrif catheter which is a relatively new endovascular technique to cure venous reflux disease. Speaking about the technique, Dr Jindal said, “This is a technique that wax eloquence in the treatment of varicose veins as against traditional method that require anesthesia and hospitalization. It is designed in a way to plug any chance of its recurrence or a trail of multiple cuts. The new treatment is not only less painful but can treat a leg in 20 minutes and within two hours before the patient can go home. It is important that an expert like vascular surgeon perform this surgery.”Dr Jindal further said, “Even after the procedure, the patient is on fewer medications and post-procedure care. At Fortis Hospital, Mohali, we have always believed in introducing cutting edge technologies for excellent patient care. We have been treating varicose veins through modern modality of lasers, radiofrequency and foam sclerotherapy. The laser procedure involves puncture of vein under ultrasound guidance and burning it using diode laser. This technique is combined with foam sclerotherapy to ablate small veins. It is safe and painless. Patients can return home the same day, as compared to conventional surgery where they had to be hospitalized. Laser procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is scar-free. There are no cuts or stitches. As it causes minimal damage to tissues, it’s especially useful in patients who are on blood thinners, are obese, have a groin infection, and are old or patients who are scared of surgery. Patients can return to normal life within 24 hours, except for undertaking vigorous exercise.” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

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PIOJ says funding available for climate change projects

first_imgPIOJ says funding available for climate change projects InformationNovember 18, 2010 RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that more funds are becoming available for Climate Change projects, internationally.Director, Sustainable Development & Regional Planning Division, PIOJ, Claire Bernard, told the JIS that the institute has been mobilizing resources through its relationships with international development agencies, to develop projects that will strengthen Jamaica’s adaptive capacity to Climate Change.“There is a facility called the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience that exists under the Climate Investment Fund, to which we submitted a proposal only last week for Jamaica to get resources to develop a strategic programme for Climate Resilience,” she reported.She said the PIOJ has also tapped into a Climate Change Global Alliance, a facility under the European Union (EU).“We have just signed a project with them for 4.31 million Euros. So a lot of money is now available for Climate Change Adaptation,” she stated.The funds will be used for a Climate Change Adaptation project, in which the PIOJ and other national partners will work with the Forestry Department to plant approximately 300 hectares of trees, as a means of adaptation.Ms. Bernard was speaking at a Special PIOJ/JIS Panel Discussion on Climate Change, at the JIS’ Arnold Road office on Tuesday (November 16). She was joined by Head of the Department of Physics and the Climate Studies Group at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr. Michael Taylor and the Senior Advisor, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Dr. Ulric Trotz, who was also the Distinguished Lecturer for the PIOJ’s Dialogue for Development Lecture later that day.Continuing on the theme of funding, Ms. Bernard noted that, in September of this year, the PIOJ was accredited as the National Implementing Entity for Climate Change and, as such, can directly approach organizations such as the Climate Change Adaptation Fund to seek resources to be used in Jamaica, for what is called Concrete Adaptation Projects.“Essentially, we could use resources from this Fund to improve Climate Change awareness, do watershed rehabilitation, etcetera,” she stated.Dr. Taylor expressed delight that the PIOJ was mobilizing funds to address Climate Change. According to him, this is necessary as Climate Change cannot be treated as a matter for the future, especially as its impact is already being felt in Jamaica.“We can’t continue going on as if life is going to continue as normal. Climate Change is a real issue, and if we look at the documented evidence of the recent past we see evidence of it, the increasing temperatures and increasing variability in our weather patterns,” Dr. Taylor said.“Just think about this year, and the drought that was followed by lots of rain and a very active hurricane season”, he pointed out, adding that projections are that, “we will see similar things and perhaps even worse”.With Climate Change, the Caribbean is projected to experience: an increase in the intensity and frequency of tropical storms and hurricanes; prolonged droughts; an increase in the incidence of diseases, such as Malaria and Dengue, which are associated with another impact of Climate Change, increased global temperatures; and an increase in sea-level which has implications for Jamaica’s infrastructure, beaches and tourism product.Dr. Taylor is urging Jamaicans to become advocates for the environment, and ensure that the government operates as a good environmental citizen.He believes that one of the most constructive and cost effective ways to address environmental concerns and Climate Change, in the near term, is for the country to invest in renewable energy, as well as more efficient technologies and practices in homes, businesses, schools and industries.According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Climate Change is a long-term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time, that range from decades to millions of years. In recent usage, it is usually qualified as anthropogenic climate change, more generally known as global warming; the increase in the average temperature of Earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation.The IPCC reports that most of the observed temperature increase, since the middle of the 20th century, has been caused by increasing concentrations of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, such as that of Carbon Dioxide and Methane, which result from human activity such as the burning of fossil fuels such as soil and coal, and deforestation.center_img RelatedPIOJ says funding available for climate change projects RelatedPIOJ says funding available for climate change projectslast_img read more

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Garvey Presented with Keys to the City of Kingston

first_imgGarvey Presented with Keys to the City of Kingston CommunityAugust 19, 2012 RelatedGarvey Presented with Keys to the City of Kingston RelatedGarvey Presented with Keys to the City of Kingston FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), presented the Keys to the City of Kingston to Jamaica’s first National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey, posthumously, on Friday August 17. Dr. Julius Garvey, son of the National Hero, accepted the Keys during a civic ceremony to mark the 125th anniversary of his father’s birth, at Emancipation Park. In her remarks, Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Angela Brown-Burke, said the KSAC was deeply honoured to be counted among those who were “conscious of the work and worth of this great Jamaican who today would have celebrated 125 years of his birth.” “On Tuesday (Aug. 14) we joined the St. Ann Parish Council in declaring August 17 as Marcus Garvey Day to be celebrated each year by remembering the lessons of black pride, of self reliance, self discovery, of discipline, of taking responsibility of our own lives, of preserving our history and our culture, all lessons preached by Mr. Garvey and reflected in the way he lived his life,” Mayor Brown-Burke said.    The Mayor also expressed pleasure at the Government of Jamaica’s declaration of August 17 as Marcus Garvey Day. She was making reference to a Proclamation by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen declaring August 17 as Marcus Day during a wreath laying ceremony held earlier on Friday (Aug. 17), at the National Heroes Park in Kingston. “So not only will be celebrating it in Kingston and St. Ann, but from henceforth we will be celebrating it throughout Jamaica. We are also pleased that the Government will be including the works of our first National Hero in the newly designed civics curriculum to be introduced in our schools,” Mrs. Brown-Burke said. The Mayor further noted that it was fitting that in “our jubilee year we turn our thoughts to an individual that has inspired men and women of African descent across the globe.” “We ask you to commit to joining us each year as we find different ways to celebrate his life and his work as we rekindle that pride in being sons and daughters of Africa with a proud and rich legacy and an even brighter future,” Mrs. Brown-Burke said. For his part, Dr. Julius Garvey stated his pleasure in collecting the Keys to the City of Kingston on behalf of his family and his father, Marcus Garvey. “Garveyism will be infiltrating Jamaica and I think that it is something very positive for Jamaica and for Jamaican youth because you give youngsters a sense of identity, a sense of whom they are, what their potential is and how they can contribute positively to the Jamaican society,” Dr. Garvey said. He also thanked the Rastafarian Movement for keeping the name and the knowledge of Mr. Garvey alive in Jamaica. “I am so very happy to be here to share this moment of recognition with you and I think that this recognition and what is coming out of it, in terms of the educational process that will take place all across the country, will be a great benefit to Jamaicans especially the youth of Jamaica who lack an identity and therefore pursue negative things,” Dr. Garvey stated. Dr. Garvey was also presented with a citation by Town Clerk of the KSAC, Mr. Errol Greene and the Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Angela Brown-Burke. Three Jamaicans, Mr. Frank Gordon, Miss Beverly Hamilton and Mr. Horace Matthews received medals from Mayor Brown-Burke, for their role in the promotion and teaching of Garveyism. Born in St Ann, Mr. Garvey was a political leader, publisher, journalist and entrepreneur. He was a passionate believer in black repatriation to Africa. His work has inspired groups, such as the Nation of Islam and Rastafari and influenced artistes, including Burning Spear, Culture and Bob Marley. Mr. Garvey died in England on June 10, 1940. He was 52.center_img RelatedGarvey Presented with Keys to the City of Kingston Advertisementslast_img read more

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Logistics Hub to Create Jobs and Business Opportunities

first_imgRelatedJamaica Commits to Assist Burkina Faso in Tackling Teenage Pregnancy Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The potential for career development, job creation, and business opportunities, resulting from the multi-billion dollar Global Logistics Hub initiative is again being underscored by the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.State Minister, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, who spoke on the subject during her 2013/14 Sectoral Debate presentation in Parliament on Tuesday, June 25, said the hub is anticipated to generate career opportunities for unskilled, skilled, and highly skilled professionals in a number of industries.These include: aerospace and aviation: maintenance, repair, and overhaul for airplanes; biotech and pharmaceutical; fashion and apparel; information and communication technology (ICT); chemicals and petrochemicals; entertainment and media; furniture and furnishings; automotive; marine and offshore – dry docking: ship and oil rig repair; logistics and shipping; food, beverage, and hospitality; and retail and fast moving consumer goodsActual jobs expected to be generated, she said, include: warehousing and warehouse management; graphic design; legal services; engineering; food preparation and food processing; accounting; and intellectual property monitoring and management, among others.The State Minister also pointed to a “new wave” of entrepreneurship activity for the micro, small and medium-size enterprise (MSME) sector. She contended that: “the logistics hub will not only transform our society in a comprehensive way, but will also be a catalyst for new business development in this country.”“But, to benefit from the opportunities the industry will bring, we need to equip ourselves with the necessary skills, knowledge, and the business development support. The Logistics Task Force has joined with the learning institutions to make sure that persons are trained for the upcoming jobs,” Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams said.Contact: Douglas McIntosh RelatedNWC Implementing Measures to Reduce Revenue Losscenter_img RelatedThree Receive GG’s Jamaica Diaspora Award of Excellence Logistics Hub to Create Jobs and Business Opportunities InformationJune 27, 2013Written by: Douglas McIntoshlast_img read more

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Oscar de la Torre leaves 18 years of School Board service for City Council

first_imgTags :city council.Oscar de la Torreracial justiceschool boardsmmusdsystemic racismshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMost of California to enter sweeping new virus lockdownCalifornia imposes new virus rules as hospitals struggleYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours ago HomeNewsCity CouncilOscar de la Torre leaves 18 years of School Board service for City Council Dec. 07, 2020 at 6:00 amCity CouncilFeaturedNewsOscar de la Torre leaves 18 years of School Board service for City CouncilClara Harter6 months agocity council.Oscar de la Torreracial justiceschool boardsmmusdsystemic racismOscar de la Torre Oscar de la Torre will be ending his 18-year tenure on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board to assume a seat on City Council, where he seeks to continue his fight for racial justice and equitable access to opportunity.De la Torre first felt compelled to run for SMMUSD’s Board of Education in 2002 when he became aware of the disproportionate rates of suspensions and expulsions for students of color.“At Lincoln Middle School for example, in 2002, black students were four times more likely than white students to be suspended,” said de la Torre. “At John Adams Middle School Latinos students, I think, were close to 50 percent of the student body but made up like 68% of all suspensions; while white students were like 30% of our student body (and) they made up like 15% of all the suspensions.”De la Torre’s proudest accomplishment on the School Board was to seriously address these racial inequalities by bringing a restorative justice approach to student discipline.“We tried to get rid of the problem, not get rid of the student,” said de la Torre. “We try to address what the interaction was and find a way to restore the harm done without having to take some students out of the learning process.”De la Torre has also advocated for years to increase and improve the ethnic studies curriculum across the district so that young people of all races can see themselves reflected in their coursework and the sources they are reading.“I still feel like there’s work to be done in those areas of racial justice, addressing the systemic racism in our school districts,” said de la Torre. “My hope is that the School Board will continue advocating for the needs of students who have been historically marginalized: students of color, students with special needs, and students who are English language learners.”When de la Torre steps onto City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 8, he seeks to address racial justice on a greater scale. His top three priorities are public safety, homelessness, and equitable economic development and he said he will use many of the skills he has honed throughout his 18 years of experience serving on the school board.“I have a deep knowledge of our public education system, a lot of experience on governance, and I’m someone who knows how to go against the majority and still get the job done when you’re in the minority,” said de la Torre. “The difference is that I’m not by myself coming into the City Council. I have, at a minimum, two colleagues that support the platform that I ran on. So, that can be insurance that we use to move forward with some good ideas.”De la Torre said his work wasn’t done at SMMUSD but he believes he can have a wider impact on the community by serving on City Council. His advice for new board members is to always remember to put the needs of students and teachers [email protected]last_img read more

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Docomo targets 2030 6G launch

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Docomo targets 2030 6G launch AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 24 JAN 2020 Related Previous ArticleStarHub, M1 join hands for 5G bidNext ArticleChina Unicom confident on 2019 profit growth Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Asia Tags Singtel lights SA 5G networkcenter_img Author NTT Docomo, the largest mobile operator in Japan, began drawing up a strategy to be a leader in 6G technology, as it set its sights on a commercial launch by 2030.The operator today (24 January) released a white paper outlining its views on 5G evolution and 6G communications technology, noting mobile communication systems typically evolve into the next generation over a period of about ten years.Its report summarises related technical concepts and the expected diverse use cases of evolving 5G and new 6G communication technologies, along with the components of the technology and performance targets.Earlier in the week, the Japanese government said it plans to develop a comprehensive strategy in the coming months on future 6G networks and set up a panel which will meet next week, The Japan Times reported.The panel will feature representatives from the private sector and universities, and discuss technological development, potential implementation methods and policies, the newspaper said citing an Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry source.Docomo, which started its 5G research in 2010, said in a statement it will promote cooperation among government, industry and academia, along with diverse stakeholders. It said it would continue to research and develop its technology to enable the further evolution of mobile communications.Areas of focus include pioneering new frequency bands including terahertz frequencies, and developing ultra-low energy and ultra-low-cost communications. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more 5GNTT-DoCoMolast_img read more

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Wolves Prompt Tensions in Troy

first_imgTROY – Carl Martin was working behind a Quonset hut on his property May 7 when his dachshund, Nellie, started barking uncontrollably and his other dog began cowering behind him. When he looked up, he saw a wolf standing at the edge of his land near where the forest begins. Recounting the incident, Carl’s wife, Roberta Martin, described the dachshund’s personality as fearless, “a fiery little gal that believed she could take on an elephant.” Nellie took off after the wolf. “She kept going and going and went over an embankment,” Roberta said, “and there were three more wolves waiting.” Carl headed for the house, but wasn’t able to get there in time to save the dog. “He ran back to get his gun,” Roberta said. “He heard her yelp and everything went silent.” Searching the area on his ATV, Carl was unable to find the wolves or the dog. And though they never saw their dog again, they see the wolves several times a week, according to Roberta. The Martins may have suffered the worst loss of anyone living along Old U.S. Highway 2, but in this small community west of Troy, they are not the only ones to have had an encounter with this pack. Lynn Evans, Alan Whitehead and Kent Laudon, left to right, synchronize their GPS units before splitting up to search for signs of wolves in the Kootenai National Forest north of Troy. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Driving the FWP truck along a rutted dirt road, he muses out loud that the wolves may have followed game herds down from the mountains to graze. As temperatures warm, the wolves could follow the herd back away from human populated areas, thus solving the problem. Every so often, he slams on the brakes, craning his neck out the window to examine scat on the road. Wolf scat resembles that of coyotes, except it’s bigger, often containing larger bone chunks.In his time monitoring wolf populations, Laudon has learned characteristics helpful in finding them. For example, wolves love spending time in meadows, especially if they have pups – and such clearings don’t show up on topographic maps. They also prefer to travel on established trails and roads, which is where Laudon does most of his searching. Though the road is fairly dry, he crouches near puddles, for signs of tracks. Based on its shape, he decides one interesting print is from a small lion. Reuniting with Whitehead and Evans, who found nothing, the team descends a promising spur trail that leads in the direction of the Martins’ property. But the wet trail reveals no tracks or scat.“If wolves were running up this, it would be obvious, so cancel that theory” Laudon said. They decide to comb a different area, with Whitehead and Evans climbing toward Cougar Ridge Road, while Laudon drives it. He has a theory that where roads traveled by wolves curve, the wolves’ path hugs the inside, so he examines those sections for signs. He has also learned that wolves often gather at intersections as a way to “check in” with each other while traveling. He parks the truck and wanders just such an intersection, crouching over a puddle where a perfect paw print is pressed into the mud.“It’s small, but it looks a little wolfy,” Laudon said. “It looks old.” He marks the position with GPS and records it in a log. Despite it being a relatively minor sign of wolf presence, it is the most concrete evidence anyone has managed to turn up that day. Based on the frequency of sightings, the team, at the end of the day, is surprised and disappointed to have found such little sign of wolves. That challenge, however, is partly why Laudon enjoys his work. They will try again the next day, intent on somehow resolving the tension between the people and wolves living here. One of Roberta’s neighbors recently found her horse cornered by a wolf. A man who lives on nearby Lime Creek Road was woken up in the night by his dog barking and found a wolf on his porch. Another man hunting for antlers south of U.S. Highway 2 witnessed the pack of four wolves chasing a deer, and according to neighbors who spoke with him, one of the wolves briefly pursued him on his ATV. A biologist called in to investigate howled into the forest, and the wolves promptly howled back. “We live in a rural area and we know that the animals are here,” Roberta said. “But they have never been so brazen as to come into our yard when we have been out there in the middle of the day.” “This particular pack doesn’t seem afraid of the humans,” she added. “So I don’t know what the answer is.” To respond to the incidents, Kent Laudon, a wolf biologist for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, brought a team to the area last week to attempt to locate the pack and haze the wolves to move them away from the neighborhood. The Beacon traveled with the team while they conducted the search. The issue of wolves, recently removed from the federal Endangered Species List, is among the most emotionally and politically fraught in Montana – attracting attention and animosity in a way other large predators, like lions and bears, don’t. With a hunt scheduled for the fall, some of the focus on wolves may fade as the state reasserts management over the population. Though rare, incidents like what is happening west of Troy only exacerbate some of the frustrations in affected communities. A man recently shot and killed a wolf attacking his dogs near Hamilton. And Roberta Martin has had several offers from local residents asking her if she would like them to deal with the wolves. “The community is saying that if (FWP) doesn’t move them, that they are going to go one way or the other,” Roberta said. “We don’t want to do anything illegal, but at the same time, we don’t want our pets or our livestock threatened.” The prospect of residents shooting, or potentially poisoning, the wolves is what compels Laudon, along with Alan Whitehead, a wolf management technician, and Lynn Evans, a volunteer, to comb the area searching for the pack. Upon learning which U.S. Forest Service roads are open and accessible at the Three Rivers Ranger District office, the FWP team splits up. Coordinating their GPS units and radio channels, Whitehead and Evans begin bushwhacking across a forested area near where the wolf incidents occurred, while Laudon heads toward a Forest Service road where he will eventually meet them. In Laudon’s northwest Montana district, he has previously dealt with wolves attacking dogs, usually for territorial reasons, or preying on livestock, but he conceded the frequency of sightings and incidents near Troy is somewhat unusual. “Usually we have these incidents, but they’re isolated,” Laudon said. “People are starting to see them all the time, so of course there is a concern for further problems.” Based on the descriptions, Laudon believes the pack consists of two adults and two yearlings, though he can’t be sure if it’s a completely new pack, or consists of wolves from the Solomon Mountain pack, whose territory lies to the north. “Right now, I’m guessing it’s Solomon Mountain,” he said. “It’s probably one of the packs I know the least about.” Kent Laudon, a Fish, Wildlife and Parks wolf biologist, bends to inspect a paw print embedded in the mud a bit closer while searching for wolf sign north of Troy. 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Young and Hungry Grizzlies Poised for Playoff Contention

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Josh Sandry had a simple list of personal goals this summer: bigger, faster, stronger.As Montana Grizzly fans are about to find out, the Bigfork native was successful.Sandry, a redshirt freshman, is eager and ready to begin his tenure in maroon and silver. He won’t have to wait, either. The former all-state Viking is entering fall camp as a possible starter and definite backup at safety.“I’m pretty happy with where I’m at and with where the team is at,” he said last week.“All the hard work we put in in the summer and spring, I think it will pay off big time for us. We have a really talented team.”Sandry and the Griz football team are gearing up for the new football season, set to kickoff Sept. 3 at home under the lights against Saint Francis.Montana enters the fall highly touted once again, landing in a tie for second in the Big Sky Conference preseason coaches’ poll and 13th in the nation in the preseason FCS poll.There is plenty to be excited about at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Senior quarterback Brady Gustafson is poised for a big year leading head coach Bob Stitt’s break-neck offense and the Griz defense returns the conference’s preseason player of the year in Caleb Kidder.But it’s emergent talent like Sandry’s that could put the Grizzlies back into the playoffs for an FCS-best 24th time. The Griz are looking for new, young players to fill several key holes. Stitt is working with a roster nearly half made up of new faces after Montana graduated several standouts like receivers Jamaal Jones and Ellis Henderson and defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes, who was named the top defender in the FCS a year ago.“I loved the tempo of the practice,” Stitt said after the first practice of the fall last week. “Everybody was upbeat and we were very, very sharp for being a first day. We threw a lot of stuff at the guys, especially on offense, and we looked good. It looked like we’ve been practicing for 10 days. The kids have done a good job this summer, and these new guys have really, really worked on what we’re doing.”Sandry can vouch for the summer preparation. A large group of players spent the last few months in Missoula training and preparing.“We’ve been working all summer and we’ve had some good lifts,” Sandry said.Sandry added over 10 pounds of muscle onto his 6-foot-1 frame in the last year, ready to hold his own at the next level.“You can always improve in any area of the game. I’m just trying to get bigger, faster, stronger, and learn the playbook and where to go.”It was a dream come true to land an opportunity to play for the Grizzlies, which was Sandry’s favorite childhood team. Now the chance is here and he’s ready to capitalize on it.“It was very nerve-wracking at first, but I’ve just been watching a lot of film and getting comfortable,” he said. “A lot of the older guys have been really helpful. They got confidence in me and that helps a lot.”Sandry has been practicing with the first- and second-team defense during fall camp, which is rare for a freshman.The first of the Grizzlies’ three scrimmages was Monday, Aug. 15 after the Beacon went to print. It was the first practice on the new turf inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The Griz will also scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. That scrimmage will be open to the public. A final scrimmage is scheduled for Aug. 25 at 3 p.m., but will be closed to the general public as the Griz make final preparations for the season opener.In the FCS media poll, the Griz were the highest ranked of the five Big Sky Conference teams in the top 25, coming in ahead of Eastern Washington (No. 14) and Portland State, Northern Arizona and North Dakota, who rank No. 17, 18 and 19, respectively.In Stitt’s first season as head coach a year ago, the Griz finished 8-5 overall. The team defeated ninth-ranked South Dakota State in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to top-ranked North Dakota State in the second round.This fall Stitt has emphasized the need for as many reps as possible with his quarterbacks and receivers, which feature several new faces.He can rely on Gustafson, who is the incumbent starting quarterback. The 6-foot-7 Billings native is back as the second-year starter; last season he tossed for 1,984 yards and 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions while playing only seven games due to an injury. He made a name for himself after throwing for a career-high 434 yards in a win over North Dakota State. In a playoff rematch, though, the Bison got the better of Gustafson and the Griz, intercepting four passes and ending Montana’s season.So far this fall Gustafson has taken the lion’s share of the reps, while quarterbacks Chad Chalich and Reese Phillips have split the majority of the following reps as the battle for backup QB is underway.The favorite targets for the quarterbacks are James Homan, Jerry Louie-McGee, Josh Horner and Kobey Eaton. Nebraska transfer receiver Lane Hovey is poised to break into the starting lineup, too. True freshman Samori Toure is also garnering attention already.The defense will be led by Kidder, a Helena Capital product who is the team’s leading returning tackler. He is the only player from the Big Sky Conference named to the FCS Player of the Year watch list.All in all, the Grizzlies will have a lot to prove this season. If Sandry is a good barometer, the team has big potential. Standing on the sidelines a year ago as a redshirt only fed his desire to get better and return to the field.“We’re ready to get going,” he said. “I can’t wait for Sept. 3.”last_img read more

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Ireland to move to Level 3 on December 1st

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Google+ Ireland to move to Level 3 on December 1st Facebookcenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The country will move to Level Three restrictions next Tuesday December first.It means retail, gyms, golf courses, hairdressers, cinemas, theatres and places of worship can open.From next Friday restaurants and pubs that serve food will be allowed to open.Wet pubs won’t open this year but will be given additional supports.The government has issued new advice that masks should be worn outside on busy streets.From December 18th travel restrictions will lift and people will be allowed to have two households visit theirs.This will last until January 6th – however the Government says the restrictions are only advisory.At Government Buildings Taoiseach Micheál Martin said some restrictions are staying despite the drop down to Level Three:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/martin7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp By News Highland – November 27, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous article20 further cases of Covid-19 confirmed in DonegalNext articleDiversions in place following crash outside Strabane News Highland last_img read more

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EuroCity Experiential Learning Training Course, Turkey

first_img Similar Stories This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the National Agencies or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA (see list on the website HERE) to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Programme Countries, please contact the host NA (Turkey-Mehmet Cakir at [email protected])for further information about the financial details. Share 0 EuroCity Experiential Learning Training Course, Turkey on January 30, 2013 at 8:59 am LinkedIn 0 2 thoughts on “EuroCity Experiential Learning Training Course, Turkey” Deadline: 31 January 2013Open to: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers from Youth in Action Programme countriesVenue: 3-10 March 2013; Adrasan, Antalya, TurkeyDescriptionThe EuroCity is a training course which addresses Citizenship, Active participation, Youth work, Human rights, and Globalization. The training course will be adapted in a simulation which will be going on during the course. The training will be set up in a city which is named Euro. Trainers’ team will be moderator for the activities of everyday. During the course each day trainers will organize some simulations related to the topics, and participants will be living in the city and organizing activities as citizens of Euro city. Training will be an effective practice on experiential learning.Costs Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Pocket +1 on January 30, 2013 at 10:22 am ← The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights January 22, 2013 Published by austin Whic is our National Agency an how to contact it?? Tweet Aims and Objectives:To discuss youth approach on global issues, such as sustainable development,To analyze the youth policy on national and European level,To share experiences on youth work in different countries,To evaluate YiA Programme and create a set of recommendations to whom it may concern,To deepen the understanding active participation &how to live it as a way of life,To raise awareness on European citizenship,To build partnerships for 1.3 projects,To develop quality projects,To learn useful methods/tools to encourage youngsters for active participation and European citizenship,To understand the concept of living democracy on individual level.In conjunction with the topic of this course – European Citizenship – this determines that the learning process will:be based on intrinsic motivation of the learner;be learner–centered and based on the experience of the participants;be based on a personal responsibility for learning, supported by a strong group dimension and collective approach;enable participants to apply and transfer what they have learned to their youth workPractice and social life: The course will be in a small environmental habitat. During the course participants will be in a simulation. Euro city is a global city with many social problems and metaphors. The participants will try to solve and analyse different problems and be involved in social life and make changes. Trainers will be moderator of the city. City will have a mechanism such as city council, city court, NGOs, etc. All participants will have a role in social life and each day  trainers will point out different themes related to the course programme.In the setting, the group process, the content and the methodology of the training activities, the focus is put on participation, active involvement, sharing of thoughts and feelings, learning by doing, group work and the intercultural dimension. Creativity & variety of the methods are important in their approach.The main methodologies are learning by experiencing, intercultural communication, reflective approach and the educational approach. The intercultural setting is an overall educational approach during the training as working/living/leisure experience.EligibilityThis Training course is for 30 participants from Youth in Action Programme countries, which include the 27 Member States of the European Union, participating countries of the EFTA members of the EEA: Iceland, Liechtenstein,Norway and Switzerland, and candidate countries for accession to the European Union: Turkey, Croatia.The course is recommended for youth workers, youth leaders, and project managers. Working language of the course is English.ApplicationYou must apply online using the application form HERE by 31 January 2013. Be sure to check with your National Agency before you apply.They will select participants by 11 February 2013.For further information, please contact Mehmet Cakir of the Turkish National Agency at [email protected] or by phone at 0090-312-409-6096.Download the infopack HERE for more information, or see the original call for applications HERE. 3rd UNESCO MOST Winter School: How to be a citizen? 2nd UNESCO MOST Winter School at Institute of Advanced Studies in Kőszeg Log in to Reply Reddit By erna says: Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Log in to Reply By Mladiinfo says: Dear Erna, it depends on from which country you are from. You can find the list of the National Agencies above. Kind regards,Mladiinfo team Fellowships in European Studies, Columbia University, NY →last_img read more

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