Harvard team presents plan to prevent common childbirth injury in India

first_img Read Full Story Say you’ve got $30 million to develop a five-year pilot plan for preventing and treating thousands of women in India who suffer from a serious childbirth-related injury called an obstetric fistula.But you have just five days to come up with the plan.That was the challenge faced by five Harvard graduate students—two from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and three from other Harvard schools—in a competition that drew 24 teams from around the world.The teams met in early April at Emory University. Each team had received the global health “case,” provided by Emory’s Global Health Institute, the previous week. The teams were asked to present an innovative solution to the problem of obstetric fistula—a hole in the birth canal, caused by obstructed labor, that can lead to permanent incontinence if untreated. The condition disproportionately affects poor women in India, and social stigma often prevents them from seeking medical care or even discussing the problem.The Harvard team that earned a spot in the Emory competition included master of public health student Jason Sarfo-Annin and doctoral epidemiology student Andrew Rothman, both from Harvard Chan School; Matthew Strickland and Namrata Turaga of Harvard Business School; and Ge Zhang, a chemistry student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.The team was chosen to compete in Atlanta because they’d won Harvard’s own global health case competition in February.last_img read more

My Big Gay Italian Wedding & Funeral Extend Again

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 22, 2015 Related Shows My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral have extended their run again! Both plays, which had previously announced an extension through June 28, will now run through September 27. The shows play in rep at St Luke’s Theatre under the direction of Sonia Blangiardo. In addition to Wilkinson, the current cast of Wedding and Funeral also includes Hugh Hysell, Donna Castellano, Marissa Rosen, Debra Toscano, Liz Gerecitano and Meagan Robar. My Big Gay Italian Wedding Starring and written by Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral are both loosely based on his own wacky Italian family. Wedding tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American who wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew in a traditional wedding ceremony. Funeral tells the story of Anthony and his large family mourning the death of his father. View Commentslast_img read more

Hemmings Motor News Great Race 2011

first_imgThe 2011 Hemmings Motor News Great Race which is coming to Vermont for the fist time in its long history has scheduled stops at Cooperstown, NY and Stratton Mountain’s Base Lodge where racers will ride the gondola up to the top of the mountain.The total race course from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Bennington, Vermont is about 1575 miles through the Appalachian Mountains for a beautiful experience.Teams from all over the country will be competing with their vintage vehicles. Contact www.greatrace.com(link is external) to register or find out more information about this event.Source: Bennington Area Chamber Of Commercelast_img

UW begins preparation for outdoor border battle

first_imgFresh off a victory against Bemidji State, the focus of UW men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves’ press conference Monday was this weekend’s series with Minnesota.Games against a rival like No. 2 Minnesota always have a buzz around them, but this weekend is special. Sunday’s game will be the only outdoor game either team has this season, and it will be played on Chicago’s historic Soldier Field.When asked about Sunday’s game, dubbed the “Hockey City Classic,” Eaves was excited about what the game could mean to the Badgers.“This weekend will serve to be a real emotional boost,” Eaves said. “The fact that we play, [have] a day off, and then do something totally out of the norm, playing outside in front of 50,000 plus people, I think it’s a really good thing.”Eaves, who has coached teams in outdoor games before – including a game at Camp Randall two years ago against Michigan – hopes his previous experience, along with the experience from the players who participated in that game, will give the Badgers an edge in terms of the intangibles that come with this type of event.“I don’t know what Minnesota knows about playing outside,” Eaves said. “I don’t know what kind of underwear they are going to wear … I don’t know if that becomes a big factor. So it’s hard to measure. A lot of our guys, I’d have to go check our list. How many of our guys played that outdoor game at Camp Randall, that’s another factor.”With only eight games left in the season, Wisconsin is tied for fifth in the WCHA standings with 25 points, just one point behind Minnesota and six points off the pace of first-place St. Cloud State.If the Badgers are hoping to launch a late-season run for the top of the standings, there may be no better opportunity than under the lights of Soldier Field against a rival like Minnesota.But in order to do that, Wisconsin will need to score goals, plain and simple. Over the past week of games, Wisconsin’s two leading scorers – junior forwards Tyler Barnes and Mark Zengerle – have both been held off the stat sheet, a particularly worrying situation as the Badgers take on the second-ranked college hockey team in the country.“I think one of the greatest challenges of our job is to try to figure out where these young people are at in their growth emotionally, mentally, physically and try to coach them up,” Eaves said. “It’s really easy to get down and berate them. I think there has to be some honesty in your talk, but at the same time you have to find where they are at, what’s going on.”Even if the offense does get firing on all cylinders, another boost may be coming for UW, in the form of sophomore defenseman Jake McCabe.“Jake made progress this Saturday on the ice,” Eaves said. “I’m hoping that with another day off that he’ll come out today and be able to do more, and be ready to get interjected back into the lineup.”The return of McCabe could be great news for Wisconsin, whose squad has been riddled with injuries the whole season.McCabe is currently seventh on the team in points with 10 and fifth in assists with eight. The presence of one of the better players on the team could give UW help with their struggling power play.The struggles with injury and the power play has led to an interesting season so far, one in which the Badgers have tied the school record for both ties (seven) and overtime games (seven).“Moving forward we keep pressing on the same things that we’ve been hitting in practice,” Eaves said. “I think that if we can get our power play to spike up a little bit here by getting everybody back on that number one unit that we would like to, that [could] be a difference maker in those close games.”last_img read more

WPD and Humane Society find 65 animals at S. Jefferson home

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Thank you for your input. +15 Vote up Vote down Michael Cody · 220 weeks ago Another reason to let the city Code Compliance officers do their job. I personally have been trying to get the city to do something about the outside conditions for over a year. Thanks City Council. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Benjamin Forrest · 220 weeks ago The city has been aware of the problem and hasn’t done anything about it. There are three children living 15 feet from that disease infested excuse of a house and its been called in several times with little response. Wellington KS made National news in 2012 because they made a law that only allows 4 cats per household. This is why they made that law and the frustrating part is I told them there was 6 cats in that house and knew they had several dogs and rabbits. I had pictures of 4 inches of feces on the floor and we told the city this and nothing. Its about time and they had better condemn and destroy that house. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Rusty jones · 220 weeks ago This is Solid reporting newscow.. Report Reply 1 reply · active 220 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down GHHS · 220 weeks ago Agree that this is the best reporting I’ve seen on here in a while. Original, as sourced (verbatim with updates) here: http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Police-find-65-a… Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — According to a KWCH Channel 12 story, the Wellington Police Department found 65 animals at a house in the 600 block of S. Jefferson Street, Saturday evening.Officers said the floors in the home were covered with inches of feces, and the Humane Society called the conditions inside unlivable, the report said.Police found 22 rabbits, 12 dogs, nine cats, three guinea pigs, three ferrets, two rats, and four mice living in the home, as well as 10 chickens in the backyard.Police and the Wellington Humane Society removed cage after cage covered in feces and matted fur from a home in 600 block of S. Jefferson Street Saturday night.“I’ve never had this many in a building, in a house. It’s a classic case of hoarding,” said Phyllis Todd, vice president of the Wellington Humane Society.A neighbor called police Friday night after he noticed the front door open for hours.Benjamin Forrest, who lives next door, said he could see animals running in an out of the house after the front doors were left open.“The cops showed up after we had a bunch of animals running around the yard and block. When the cops were gagging, I assumed it was pretty bad,” said Joseph Richards, who also lives on the block.Neighbors say they knew the man and woman living in the home had a lot of animals, and when walking by, could sometimes smell feces or urine. But Richards says he still didn’t expect police to find 65 animals.“I surprised at the number but wasn’t too surprised there was something like that going on in there,” he said.Officers say all the dogs are Pomeranians. Police brought eight dogs to the pound Friday night, but allowed the owners to bring the rest of the dogs and the cats to a relative’s farm.Police are also giving the owners until Sunday to bring the chickens to a safe area.But that still leaves 34 small animals and eight dogs for the Humane Society to handle. Todd says one of the biggest challenges now is finding space for all the animals and checking them for health problems, like infections.“It’s not always visible at first glance, so we’re going to check them over and treat them if they need any surgery or anything cleaned up. That’ll be first thing on the list,” Todd said. “If anyone’s looking for any of those pets, we have plenty to share and we’d love to find them good homes.”Todd says she can’t comment yet on overall health of the animals, but said it does look like the animals were well-fed.Wellington’s police chief, Tracy Heath, told Channel 12 he’s presenting the case to the Sumner County Attorney’s office and will decide if and what charges need to be filed.“I’m concerned with the health issues associated with the house and specifically for the neighbors,” Heath said. He said all the waste from the animals create a potential for diseases to spread.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more