Month: August 2020

Fighting HIV in Broward County

first_imgAnti-retroviral Therapy (ART)Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidelines currently recommend ART for all people living with HIV. Increasing data show a medical benefit to the client when immediate ART is initiated, particularly during acute/early HIV infection.ART decreases the amount of HIV virus in the blood to detectable levels, which makes people far less likely to progress to developing AIDS and greatly reduces the risk of transmitting HIV to sexual partners. Many clients report that the decision to start ART and quickly achieving undetectable levels of HIV virus, provides them with the first experience of empowerment in living with HIV.On a daily basis, healthcare providers and community partners notify DOH-Broward about potential Test and Treat clients. DOH-Broward staff meet the clients immediately, offering them the option of Test and Treat. If the client accepts, a staff member accompanies the client to see an HIV primary care physician the same day at one of the participating Test and Treat providers. By Paula M. Thaqi (M.D., M.P.H) Director, Florida Department of Health in Broward County.The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Broward County is implementing four key components to reduce rates of new HIV infections in Broward. These components include routine HIV testing in the healthcare setting and targeted testing in the non-healthcare setting, HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and Non-occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP), community outreach, and Test and Treat. Test and Treat providersThese providers include: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Broward Community and Family Health Centers, Broward Health, Care Resource, Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Memorial Healthcare Systems and several private infectious disease practices.In most cases, the client receives a 30-day supply of medication immediately.DOH-Broward staff follow Test and Treat clients closely to ensure they have completed the eligibility process for services. Also, that they are connected to all appropriate services, keep appointments and are taking their medication every day. Staff also assists with addressing barriers and navigating the system of care.DOH-Broward, together with our partners, works to build on the success of the first four months of the Test and Treat program, and continuously improve the process for our community.Along with the implementation of routine HIV testing in the healthcare setting and targeted testing in the non-healthcare setting, PrEP and nPEP and community outreach, Test and Treat has the potential to prevent new HIV infections in our community and improve the health of people living with HIV/AIDS.For more information, please visit broward.floridahealth.gov or call 954-467-4700 ext. 5233.center_img Launch of Test and Treat programOn May 1, 2017, DOH-Broward, in partnership with the Broward County Ryan White Part A Grantee Office, HIV testing sites (registered), hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, community based organizations, emergency departments and physicians, launched Test and Treat in Broward County.Test and Treat is a voluntary clinical program providing immediate entry into HIV primary care and initiation of Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) medication that treats HIV.People newly diagnosed with HIV, and those who previously tested positive and are not in regular HIV primary care, are eligible for Test and Treat.Clients are offered the opportunity to start ART the same day of diagnosis or returning to care. The program benefits the client’s health and community.Since it began, over 335 clients have been enrolled in Test and Treat.last_img read more

The City of Sunrise hosts cultural events to celebrate the legacy…

first_imgThe City of Sunrise is hosting a series of free events to honor the legacy of Dr. King: Poetry Workshop For Teens Saturday, January 19Darius Daughtry – founder of the Art Prevails Project and author of the newly-published book of poetry, “And the Walls Came Tumbling” – will guide pre-registered participants through a hands-on writing workshop. Please note that this program is full! Free Family Film: “Black Panther” Saturday, January 19, at 2:00 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard After the death of his father, Prince T’Challa ascends to the throne of the African nation of Wakanda. As both leader and superhero – Black Panther – T’Challa must govern his country and defeat a dangerous adversary. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o, and is rated PG. Seating is limited: Four free general admission tickets per family are available. Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office (954-747-4646) to request tickets. A Night of the Arts Sunday, January 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Art Gallery, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard \“Saving the World: Everyday Heroes” Art Gallery Opening Reception at 6:00 p.m. Our exhibit pays tribute to the everyday heroes of the African diaspora – many of whom impact and influence us each day – from the most notable of public figures to our neighbors. Celebrate heroes from all walks of life in this must-see showcase of artists from the community. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.Concert and Poetry in the Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy live music – including a performance by the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble – enriched by the words of youth poets. Tickets are extremely limited and must be picked up in advance: Visit or call the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office (954-747-4646) to check availability.Please note that City of Sunrise administrative offices – as well as the Sunrise Senior Center and the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office – will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Some Leisure Services facilities will have special operating hours:Parks – Open regular hoursSunrise Civic Center Aquatics Complex – Open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Sunrise Civic Center Athletic Club – Open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Village Multipurpose Center Gymnasium – Open regular hoursThe Bridges at Springtree Golf Club – Open regular hoursSunrise Tennis Club – Open regular hours.last_img read more

Former FIFA Vice president loses challenge to his extradition to United…

first_imgFormer international football official, Austin Jack Warner. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago Court of Appeal Tuesday dismissed a judicial review by former international football official, Austin Jack Warner, challenging his extradition to the United States where he is wanted on charges of fraud arising out of a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) bribery scandal.Warner, a former TT government minister, had earlier appealed the ruling by High Court judge James Aboud, who had dismissed the claim for judicial review.Warner had challenged the process by which the extradition proceedings against him were being carried out and sought to quash the authority to proceed (ATP) which was signed in 2016 by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.The ATP gave the magistrate the green light to begin committal proceedings. Warner also challenged the legality of the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act, and the treaty signed between this country and the US.21-day stayBut in dismissing the latest claim, the three-member Appeals Court, stayed the magisterial proceedings for 21 days pending an application by Warner for permission to argue his case at the London-based Privy Council, the country’s highest and final court.No merit in Warner’s caseIn the 40-page written decision, the Court of Appeal comprising Justices Gregory Smith, Prakash Moosai and Andre des Vignes said the extradition treaty had not been shown to lack conformity with the Act and there was no merit in Warner’s case that the US order which declared that country as a declared foreign territory was not valid.“Therefore, the pending extradition proceedings in respect of the appellant before the magistrate are valid,” the Court of Appeal ruled, adding that “there was no denial of justice in the issuance of the ATP by the Attorney General”.Warner, who is on TT$2.5 million bail, was indicted by US authorities over allegations of racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracies spanning 24 years. Warner, who served as FIFA vice-president for several years, is charged with 12 offences related to racketeering, corruption and money laundering allegedly committed in the jurisdiction of the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, dating as far back as 1990.But Warner claims the case against him is politically motivated and accuses the United States of seeking revenge because it lost to Qatar in its bid to host the 2022 World Cup.”He surrendered himself to police here on May 27, 2015, after learning of the provisional warrant.last_img read more

NATIONAL NURSES DAY: Hail Nurses Everywhere

first_imgWith over 3 million working nurses in the US today, nurses make up the highest percentage of the US healthcare workforce. Although many people might not be aware,  nurses are more likely to sustain a back injury on a shift than construction workers, and they walk an average of 5 kilometers per shift, as caring for others’ health is such an active job! In 1953, Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower asking him to proclaim a “Nurse Day” in October of the following year to coincide with the anniversary. Although the President didn’t act, the celebration was observed thanks to a bill sponsored by Representative Frances P. Bolton, and the following year a new bill was introduced to Congress lobbying for official recognition of the celebration.  To nurses of all ranks in the United States and the Caribbean, and wherever, you are celebrated with utmost sincerity, and as you commemorate this special day and week dedicated to your services, please know you are sincerely appreciated. Yet the week was first observed in the US in October 1954 to mark the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s pioneering work in Crimea.  Today, Wednesday, May 6 is National Nurses Day, the first day of National Nursing Week, which concludes on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Twenty years later, in February of 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a National Nurse Week to be celebrated annually in May. Over the next eight years, various nursing organizations including the American Nurses Association (ANA) rallied to support calls for a “National Recognition Day for Nurses” on May 6, which was eventually proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982.  This year, celebrating the work of nurses globally is extremely special in light of the work and the challenges nurses have been undergoing for the past several weeks, and currently, as they attend to patients who have contracted the coronavirus. They, along with doctors and other medical staff, are relentlessly at the front line of this global pandemic working under trying circumstances, and risking their own health and lives. In recent weeks the residents of several nations, including residents of several American cities, have been publicly praising and thanking nurses for their yeoman-like services. No praise can be high enough to thank our nurses for their hard work. They made a commitment to save lives through thick and thin, through the most dreadful of circumstances and they have blatantly been showing this commitment during the dreadful current COVID-19 pandemic. If you think nurses are only found in hospitals, then think again! The majority of registered nurses (59 percent) practice elsewhere, such as a nursing home or on home visits. They work across communities to keep people worldwide happy and healthy, and National Nurses Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for their important work!last_img read more

Jamaican Government Spends Over Two Billion Dollars on Compassionate Grants

first_imgClarke said that many people have been selected to receive their “Compassionate Grant” from remittance companies and he was appealing “to beneficiaries to follow the guidelines of remittance companies who have indicated an orderly procedure for collection. CMC He said where persons do not have a government issued ID, but are on the printed voters list they can contact the Electoral Office of Jamaica. Dr. Nigel Clarke The grants are JMD $10,000 (appromixately USD $70). “Some 77,000 applicants put in bank information that has not been validated. These applicants would have received a text message a text message and they are encouraged to log on to the We CARE website and update their account information,” he said. “Crowding at remittance companies risks your health and the health of your family. There is no need to crowd. Beneficiaries receiving money through the remittance agencies are reminded of the requirements for presentation of a GOJ (Government of Jamaica) issued picture ID, TRN (tax registration number) and reference number,” Clarke said. KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government said it has spent in excess of J$2.6 billion in compassionate grant payments as part of the efforts to ease the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on citizens. Clarke said the Andrew Holness government is exploring mechanisms for third party collection of compassionate grants for people over 65 years old.last_img read more

Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich Announces Separation From Wife

first_imgRelatedSwiss Court Expose AbramovicOctober 24, 2018In “England”Frank Lampard Returns to Chelsea as ManagerJune 21, 2019In “England”Abramovich’s UK Visa ‘Yet To Be Renewed’May 20, 2018In “England” The owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich has announced parting ways with his wife Daria Zhukova after ten years of marriage.In a joint statement, the couple who have two children together said: “After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate,”This will be Abramovich’s third divorce, following his separation from second wife Irina in 2007. The estranged couple then vowed to “remain close friends, parents, and partners in the projects we developed together. We are committed to jointly raising our two children.”50-year-old Abramovich, who took over the reigns at Chelsea in 2003, is the world’s 139th richest person, with a fortune estimated to worth £7bn, according to Forbes magazine.“We’ll continue to work together as co-founders of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the New Holland Island cultural center in Saint Petersburg”, they added.last_img read more

10-Man Ghana Thrash Rivals Nigeria To Retain WAFU Cup

first_imgHosts Ghana have retained the WAFU Cup trophy after they defeated fierce rivals Nigeria 4-1 in the final match played at the Cape Coast Stadium.Stephen Sarfo was the hero for the Black Stars as he netted a brace either side of halftime. Vincent Atinga and Winful Kwaku Cobbina got the other goals for Ghana who had the aforementioned Atinga sent off for two yellow cards. Kano Pillars star Rabiu Ali scored Nigeria’s consolation goal in added time.In the 3rd/4th place playoff played earlier, Niger Republic defeated Benin Republic 2-1 to win third place at the 2017 WAFU Cup tournament.RelatedWAFU Cup 2017: Nigeria Beat Neighbours Benin To Seal Final PlaceSeptember 21, 2017In “Africa”Regional Football Body Announce Hosts For WAFU B Women’s Cup Of Nations TournamentFebruary 11, 2019In “News”AUDIO: Managerial reactions following Ghana’s triumph at the 2017 WAFU Nations Cup.September 25, 2017In “Africa”last_img read more

BHA ‘thanks’ the bookies who participated in ABP scheme

first_imgShare Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Scott LongleyThe now discontinued Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) scheme initiated by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to fill the funding gap left by offshore operators sidelining the old levy scheme raised £12m in its first-and-only year of operation._________________________According to the BHA’s annual report published at the very end of May, the ABP help fill a revenue gap ahead of the introduction of the new Levy scheme at the beginning of April.Chief executive Nick Rust said in his introduction that he wanted to say thank you to all the betting partners who entered into the voluntary arrangement. “As well as securing income of more than £12 million, the ABP scheme was an important factor in helping to secure support from government to replace the outdated Levy scheme,’ he said.“Now that we have a level playing field, we look forward to working closely with all betting operators to grow our sport for our mutual benefit.”Added to the money from the existing Levy (£61.9), racing had a total of £73.9m to distribute, of which £48.9m went to prize money and bonus schemes, £16.4m went towards regulation and integrity services and a further £2.9m was apportioned towards racecourse fixture incentives, while the remaining £5.7m went on various training, veterinary and other administrative expenses.In total, eight bookmakers signed up to the ABP over the course of the year including Betfair, bet365, BetVictor and Sky Betting and Gaming.The BHA was keen to trumpet the degree of involvement on the part of the eight, saying they all actively engaged and grew their horseracing product though their partnership with the industry. “Major new race sponsorships were secured and the sport repackaged some of its assets with the support of its betting partners,” the BHA report said.The positives for the BHA from the new Levy scheme are that every bet on UK horseracing by UK customers now generates revenue from the sport. The BHA estimates that the new scheme will raise between £85m-£95m in its first year of operation.Rust suggested that along with other key indicators such as recent rises in the number of horses in training and record racecourse attendances meant there was “good reason to feel optimistic about the future of our sport.”That optimism is shared by some of the bookmakers that had decided not to participate in ABP scheme. A spokesperson for William Hill agreed that the relationship between racing and betting could likely now be “re-set” now that the argument regarding long-term funding and the Levy were effectively settled.“We have a new chief executive, in Philip Bowcock, and we are keen to get down to business,” they said, adding that the appointment of Andy Clifton as the new racing director at the Racecourse Association (RCA) also boded well for the relationship between the two industries given his background working previously at Ladbrokes as well as the Hong Kong Jockey Club before he joined his current post as head of communications at Newbury Racecourse.However, it isn’t destined to be wholly plain sailing from this point onwards. Despite the European Commission giving the nod to the deal in April, there remains the possibility of legal action over whether the levy breaches EU state aid rules before the UK crashes out of the Union in March 2019.Writing ahead do this week’s general election in the UK, a note from law firm CMS and gambling consultancy Regulus Partners, noted that the Levy measures remained “controversial” and even without any legal challenges either domestic or European, it remained to be seen whether the new arrangements would “bed in” particular with tears to potential moves to remove the Levy board from the equation and form a new body to be called the Racing Authority.“Given how stalled the process of levy reform has been historically notwithstanding this development, it cannot be guaranteed that these further changes will ever see the light of day,” the CMS and Regulus report authors added._____________________The Sport of horseracing will have its own dedicated discussion track ‘Betting on Racing’ at the upcoming Betting on Sports Conference #Boscon2017 (13-15 September, Olympia London). Click on the below banner for more information Submit Related Articles UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020last_img read more

Racing UK agrees deal to broadcast Breeders’ Cup World Championships

first_img StumbleUpon Submit HBF survey highlights areas for improvement in the industry May 1, 2019 Share Related Articles Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 Bahrain racing gains international coverage with RMG deal November 22, 2019 Racing UK will show the Breeders’ Cup World Championships live from Del Mar on November 3-4 in a special free-to-air broadcast on Sky 432.The horseracing broadcaster has agreed to a new partnership with The Breeders’ Cup, which will enable viewers to watch the event in HD. Furthermore, the coverage, which is being produced by NBC Sports, includes all four championship races on the Friday, and nine championship races on the Saturday.Seb Vance, PR and communications director of Racecourse Media Group, parent company of Racing UK, said: “We’re looking forward to showcasing Breeders’ Cup 2017 and offering it the broadcast, digital and marketing promotion this world-class event merits.“RMG’s relationship with Breeders’ Cup has really developed over the last year. All seven of the British Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races are broadcast on Racing UK, and we have supported the event through increased promotion, coverage and archive support, while RMG also produced last year’s world feed.“Contractual obligations already in place mean that we will be unable to show the Breeders’ Cup Classic due off at 12.35am (GMT), but viewers will no doubt be able to watch all the European runners in action, while Luck On Sunday, the following morning, will have all the fall-out from what will be a stellar two days of terrific competition.”Drew Fleming, senior vice-president, Breeders’ Cup Ltd, said: “Breeders’ Cup is excited to partner with Racing UK to expand our coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and increase the value of our investment in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.”One the event’s most anticipated races is the Breeders’ Cup Mile, the current favourite for the race is Richard Fahey trained Ribchester, the 3/1 shot will be hoping to follow up successful outings in the Lockinge Stakes, Queen Anne and Prix du Moulin, with a win at Del Mar this year. Sharelast_img read more

Tipwin unveils partnership with German cup holders

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Insider Sport: On The Ball – Ongoing civil unrest sees Copa moved from Chile November 8, 2019 Share Related Articlescenter_img Bundesliga clubs secure betting and gaming sponsorships deals June 29, 2018 Share Tipwin will be the new premium partner of Bundesliga team, Eintracht Frankfurt for at least three years until June 2021.Alongside ensuring that the Tipwin logo is extensively placed within the stadium, the agreement includes a TV-relevant appearance in further advertising media during the home games of Eintracht Frankfurt. Dr. Damir Böhm, Head of the Legal Department at Tipwin and specialist for gaming law at the law practice Böhm & Hilbert commented on the deal: “Tipwin is very pleased to enter this partnership with Eintracht Frankfurt. This goes hand-in-hand with the successful partnerships with the Bundesliga teams Hannover 96 und Bayer 04 Leverkusen. “The current holders of the German DFB Cup are now the third long-term partnership within the Bundesliga. It is our goal to establish sports betting in the market and set a new benchmark that will point the way for others participating in the market.”Axel Hellmann, Board Director at Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG, stated: “We have gained a strong partner in Tipwin that wishes to grow its business throughout Germany, especially the Rhine-Main region where we are based. We are pleased that our brand strength and the emotion around our club will make a positive contribution for the further growth of Tipwin”.Marc Hassenzahl, Senior Director at Lagardère Sports Teams, added: “We are very happy to begin the joint partnership with Tipwin. As the very first privately owned sports-betting company at Eintracht Frankfurt, this brings about diverse exciting opportunities that we wish to make use of to the best of our ability together with Tipwin. “We are convinced that Tipwin will enjoy a long-term benefit from the individually created rights package that fit directly to their needs. At the same time we are pleased that the Eintracht fans will be able to make use on the high-quality product portfolio of Tipwin in the future within the framework of our partnership.”last_img read more