LVIS Halloween Party

first_img Share The Shops at the Ladies’ Village Improvement Society of East Hampton had an eerie, Halloween feeling Saturday, probably caused by the presence of crazy costumes and spooky decorations. Reading, crafts, and other fun were available for children at the October 26 party.last_img

ESTA goes underground

first_imgHeld in Krakow on October 19 and 20, the meetings will be the first that the European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry has organised in Eastern Europe.”Safety has improved markedly in recent years in the crane and heavy transport sectors,” said ESTA director Ton Klijn. “But there remains a lot to do – especially by working more closely with our clients and in the area of skills and operator training through our plans to create a European Crane Operators Licence.”Klijn added: “There is also a growing tendancy towards protectionism in a number of countries, and we need to spell out that increased bureaucracy and restrictions means lower efficiency and higher costs for our clients, and ultimately society at large.”The Krakow meetings and dinner will be hosted by OSPTN, the Polish Heavy Transport Association, while the dinner’s diamond sponsor is Polish trailer manufacturer Demarko Special Trailers.An official networking dinner will be held 125 m underground in the famous salt mine in Wieliczka.  www.estaeurope.eulast_img read more

High school baseball: Benton takes game one against No. 1 seed Breaux Bridge in…

first_imgThe Benton Tigers defeated the Breaux Bridge Tigers 7-0 in game one of their best-of-three Class 4A quarterfinal series Friday night in Breaux Bridge.Benton snapped Breaux Bridge’s 22-game winning streak. Game two was scheduled for 1 Saturday with game three, if necessary, following.Benton improved to 26-12. Breaux Bridge dropped to 30-4.Benton’s Andrew McPherson pitched a complete game. He wasn’t overpowering but he was effective, allowing six hits with one strikeout. He threw 100 pitches, inducing eight groundouts and 10 flyouts.Three Benton players had multriple hits. Garrett Hable went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Clint Lasiter went 2-for-4 with a double. Cade Scott went 2-for-3 with an RBI.Peyton Long delivered a big blow in the fourth, smacking a three-run homer over the right-field wall with two strikes against him.J.T. Brice, Lasiter and Scott led off the four-run inning with consecutive singles.Benton scored its other three runs in the third on Hable’s triple, an error and Lasiter’s two-out double.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

‘We’re not from Beverly Hills’ – Ramos warns Atletico

first_imgAnd Ramos hit back at the simplification of the rivalry between the two Madrid giants as Real’s riches against Atletico’s hard work.“It seems like here we have grown up in Beverly Hills,” said Ramos on Tuesday.“Here there are people from humble backgrounds too.“The sacrifice is what fills you with desire to win.”An already intense rivalry has reached new levels in recent seasons as under Diego Simeone Atletico’s status and ability to challenge Real has grown.However, Atletico have consistently fallen short against Real in the Champions League.Unless they pull off a remarkable comeback, Simeone’s men will bow out of European competition against their fiercest rivals for the fourth consecutive season.Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos answers questions during a press conference on the eve of their Champions League semi final second leg football match against Atletico Madrid, on May 9, 2017 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU“If I needed to motivate the players for a game like tomorrow I would need to leave the club,” said Simeone.“Tomorrow we face a very tough opponent that beat us 3-0 at their home, that beat us 3-0 in the first half of the season in the league and in two finales, one on penalties and the other equalising in the 93rd minute. “It is clear it is a great challenge.”However, the size of Atletico’s task is illustrated by the fact that Real have scored in all of their last 60 games stretching back over a year.“We have to defend well tomorrow. That will allow us to be in the game as long as possible,” insisted Simeone on the threat of a Real away goal that would force Atletico to score five.“I know what we are capable of. I know these players, I’ve known them for five-and-a-half years and I have no doubt they are going to play well.”– No vertigo –Even by their standards, Real are on the verge of completing the most glorious season in the club’s decorated history.Should Zinedine Zidane’s men complete a La Liga and Champions League double, it will be Real’s first since 1957/58.Moreover, they could become the first side in the Champions League era to retain the trophy.And Ramos insisted he is relishing a challenging end to the campaign rather than wilting under the pressure.“There is no feeling of vertigo. The contrary, it is in our own hands,” added the Spanish international.Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone (left) and his Real Madrid counterpart Zinedine Zidane © AFP/File“The good part of the season is coming, there are two weeks left and we’ll see what happens in the end.“I would settle to be in this position every year.”After 50 years at the Calderon, Atletico move to the new 67,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano next season.And Atletico captain Gabi admitted giving their historic home a memorable send-off adds even extra spice to Wednesday’s clash.“It is an even extra motive to think and feel the possibility of a comeback, even though we have an adverse result,” he said.“The other day at the Bernabeu after losing 3-0 all you heard were the Atletico fans. It gave me goosebumps.“The fans shows us so much love and support, we have to show we can match their standards.”Zidane is expected to resort back to the side that started the first leg after making nine changes for Saturday’s 4-0 win at Granada bar the introduction of Nacho for the injured Dani Carvajal at right-back.Gareth Bale remains sidelined with a calf injury.Atletico’s injury crisis at right-back is expected to be resolved by the return of Juanfran after three weeks out.Otherwise, Simeone is also expected to name the same side that started the first leg.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos celebrates the 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg match on May 2, 2017 © AFP / GERARD JULIENMadrid, Spain, May 9 – Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists the European champions will not be cowered by an intimidating atmosphere as they visit Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon for the final time on Wednesday.Los Blancos are looking to seal their place in the Champions League final once more and enjoy a commanding 3-0 first leg lead.last_img read more

This Is a Drill: Developing an Obstetric Emergency Drills Program

first_imgIn the spring of 2013, we returned to Addis to train teams of nurses, midwives, and physicians. Teams practiced implementing the drills scenarios in a classroom set designed to replicate a hospital setting as well as in hospitals and health clinics.After our informative field experience in Ethiopia, we further refined and adapted the training materials, including the trainer’s manual, videos, drill scenarios, and debriefing guide.Training the Trainers in IndiaAs part of a program supported by the MHTF and India’s St. John’s Research Institute that included obstetric emergency and newborn care training, IECS was asked to “train the trainers” on the use of emergency obstetric drills. The program was implemented in four First Referral Units located in the northern regions of Karnataka State, India. IECS designed the training so that our partner organizations could utilize emergency drills in their research and quality improvement efforts, even in the absence of external support. During our first site visit in April 2013, we learned how to adapt the obstetric emergency drills training materials (manual, videos, drill scenarios, and debriefing guide) to this specific setting.In September 2013, we traveled to Bangalore, India to conduct another round of obstetric emergency drills training. During the 4-day training we collaborated with Anne Austin (then with the MHTF) to create sample cases and then practice conducting drill exercises with trainers in simulated settings at Saint John’s Hospital.A large audience attended the lectures provided during the first day. The following days included hands-on training where all the attendees had the opportunity to observe or practice the obstetric emergency drills.  A total of 28 health professionals – 14 from Bangalore and 14 from the cities of Bagalkot, Belgaum, Saragur, Manipal, and Kuppam – completed the training. These professionals were trained to later replicate the training in their own settings. A post-lecture survey indicated that over 90% of participants found the training to be highly useful and would recommend this training to other health professionals.Conducting obstetric emergency drills in India, September 2013. Photo credit: Anne Austin/W&HI, MHTF. Posted on June 8, 2016June 8, 2017Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)By María Belizán, Daniela Colaci, Agustina Mazzoni, Ezequiel García-Elorrio, Sebastián García-Martí, and Fernando Althabe, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)This post describes field experience that helped shape the Obstetric Emergency Drills Training Kit, a new free resource for clinicians seeking ways to manage complications like postpartum hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, the leading causes of maternal mortality globally. Introducing the Concept of Obstetric Emergency Drills in EthiopiaSince obstetric emergency events are rare, clinicians have few opportunities to practice managing these complications when they occur. Obstetric emergency drills—a simulated obstetric emergency in a facility—allow midwives, nurses, and physicians to maintain skills, optimize practices, and improve teamwork within and among facilities.In November 2012, representatives from the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and researchers from Argentina’s Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) met with local clinicians and administrators at Saint Paul Millennium Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to introduce the concept of the obstetric emergency drill and learn ways to adapt the strategy for the urban Ethiopian context. Prior to this project, clinicians had never utilized drill exercises in health care settings in Ethiopia; our challenge was to build rapport with local partners and explain the benefits of conducting obstetric emergency drills.In order to better understand the Ethiopian context, we conducted formative research, which included observation and in-depth, semi-structured interviews. We spent a week visiting the hospital and clinics and discussing our ideas for practical implementation with local health workers and our Ethiopian partners. They provided abundant feedback, insight, and suggestions for integrating the obstetric emergency drills in the hospital and its network of primary health centers.Conducting Obstetric Emergency Drills Training in EthiopiaAfter an extremely informative and enriching first trip, our next challenge was to develop a training kit that would fulfill local needs and expectations. Guided by the qualitative data we gathered in Ethiopia, our team developed a strategy for implementing the obstetric emergency drills with our partners in Ethiopia. We created a presentation and wrote various scripts, adapting each to a different scenario or cultural context. Our team then video recorded role-plays of the drill exercises and debriefing sessions.Obstetric emergency drills training in Ethiopia, May 2013. Photo credit: IECS ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:center_img After a productive training and assessment, we left our partners with a trainer’s manual, videos, obstetric emergency drills scenarios, and debriefing guide to carry out the obstetric emergency drills in their local hospital and clinics.Our formative research and field experience helped inform the Obstetric Emergency Drills Training Kit, featuring video footage of the site visits in Ethiopia and India.—Download and Share the Obstetric Emergency Drills Training Kit!We encourage the maternal health community to utilize the Obstetric Emergency Drills Training Kit, a free resource for clinicians seeking ways to prepare for obstetric emergencies.Read more on the development and release of the Obstetric Emergency Drills Training Kit.Has your facility implemented obstetric emergency drills? We would love to hear about your experience! Please send feedback to [email protected] this:last_img read more