– specialists, laboratory to be addedThe Chinese Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in collaboration with the Public Health Ministry is putting measures in place to upgrade the Pakera Regional Hospital at Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini).Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo PersaudThis was disclosed by Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud, who told reporters that after the discovery of the histoplasmosis organism fungus which claimed the lives of two Chinese nationals who were working with the Guyana Manganese Company to clear a mine in the area, the Chinese CDC has been in talks with the Public Health Ministry here to offer much-needed assistance to upgrade medical facilities at the Pakera Hospital.According to Dr Persaud, the organisation has committed to upgrading the Pakera Hospital with the addition of specialists and a laboratory and X-ray department so as to enhance the services to members of those communities.This, he noted, will also aid in the delivery of timely and improved services being offered to patients in that region. The CMO added too that the Chinese CDC will also be assisting in the enhancement of the National Public Health Laboratory in Georgetown so that it will be able to facilitate additional testing locally, eliminating the need for samples to be sent overseas for such testing, creating delays in the facilitation of medical services to patients.In addition, Dr Persaud stated that the CDC has also donated equipment, medication and other medical supplies to the MOPH and they are also working to support other areas.Providing an update on the histoplasmosis organism outbreak in the region back in April which claimed the lives of two Chinese miners and affected 24 other workers, the CMO said the issue has been resolved as all affected workers were closely monitored and treated and are all fully recovered.The other Chinese workers who were medically evacuated to China after the death of their colleagues have also recovered and according to the last report received, Dr Persaud said no further occurrences were detected.He explained that the said organism is not deadly in patients whose immune systems are strong, however, the two workers died as a result of the large dosage of the fungus they inhaled during a prolonged period of time in the decades-old mines, which were filled with faeces of rats and bats.Dr Persaud pointed out that the Manganese Company, in keeping with recommendations from the Ministry, has since sealed off the mines where the incident occurred.Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still evaluating the mine before giving approval to the Manganese Company to commence operations.In April last, 14 miners had to be air-dashed to the city after they fell ill resulting in one of them dying. The symptoms the men exhibited were pain, fever, headache and respiratory distress.They were all being treated in a secure area at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where a second miner succumbed to those symptoms. After samples were sent to Caribbean Reference Lab for further testing, it was discovered that the miners were infected with histoplasmosis organism, a fungus which results from exposure to droppings of rats and bats.
BCCI president Anurag Thakur does not wish to follow the footsteps of Shashank Manohar, the ICC chairman, and continues to insist that India should have a representation in the powerful finance committee of the world governing body.Thakur says it’s India which generates majority of revenue in world cricket and there has to be a justification for the money spent by the ICC. (Also read: BCCI invites historic bid for 10-year IPL broadcast rights)The ICC and BCCI were at loggerheads recently over the allocation of budget for next year’s Champions Trophy. Thakur has lately been critical of Manohar and even accused him of leaving the sinking ship. Thakur’s predecessor Manohar was elected first independent chairman of the ICC and since then, one of the positions that BCCI occupied in the finance committee has been lying vacant. (Also read: BCCI invites Mohammed Azharuddin for India’s 500th Test)”Those who had to go to ICC, have already left. I have no interest and I am happy here with the BCCI. As far as I am concerned Indian cricket is most important,” Thakur in his response when asked if he has any interest in any of the position with the ICC. “ICC has held many tournaments in many countries and in no country have they built an infrastructure on permanent bases. Does that mean that if India hosts the Champions Trophy or World Cup in 2021 and 2023, they will spend 100 crores in creating infrastructure. We are saying that that there has to be a justification for every money spent. We organised the World Cup. That time, it was hugely successful and our budget was one third to what is it for the Champions Trophy. We are told that we need to cut down on our share but I say why doesn’t the ICC cut down their tournament costs? We are there to help and play the role of global leader,” added Thakur.” (Also read: BCCI ‘serious’ about potential American market, says Anurag Thakur)advertisementThe BCCI has been in a fix ever since the Supreme Court asked the Board to implement majority of the Lodha recommendations. The Board has been insisting that they have made a number of reforms in the year-and-a-half. Thakur said with the new domestic season starting soon, the BCCI will invite justice Lodha and team to see the organisation of various tournaments. “We would like to invite justice Lodha and his team members to see how BCCI hosts world’s largest domestic season and see how we have been successful in hosting international events. Also, how BCCI has grown over a period of time with transparency and accountability. He (Lodha) was unable to visit any of the state association offices and BCCI headquarters because most of the meetings were held in five-star hotels. We want to show how BCCI organises so many matches in India,” he added. (Also read: BCCI president Anurag Thakur blasts Shobhaa De over ‘indecent’ remarks)
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While an exact figure could not be disclosed, a program of this magnitude costs the advertiser between $1 and $3 million. Hearst kicks off its “New Century Craftmanship Idea Series” ad campaign with Lincoln in select July and August issues of Hearst titles, as well as with a video series, that features “artisans” who carry through Lincoln’s branded message of craftsmanship and design through their own work.Debuting in print ads in O, The Oprah Magazine, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, Veranda and Esquire and in videos on these titles’ websites, Jeff Hamill, SVP of sales with Hearst Integrated Media, says, “These are the titles on which we agreed with Lincoln that provided the right kind of audience for the company and for this message.”The print portion of this campaign features chef Richard Blais, jewelry designer Karen Erickson and men’s fashion designer Kevin Stewart. The online video series includes these personalities as well as Max Wolff, director of design with Lincoln. Blais (along with a Lincoln MKX) will be spotlighted in O, The Oprah Magazine and House Beautiful; Erickson is featured with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in Harper’s Bazaar and Veranda; and Kevin Stewart will be seen along with the Lincoln MKX in Esquire.The video series is featured only on the titles’ websites, and are not available through Hearst’s apps. Hamill sees this ad campaign, “As a chance for the consumer to get deeper into the ideas behind Lincoln craftsmanship and Lincoln philosophy, which was really the brand driver for Lincoln in terms of this program.” Consumers can enter to win “goods” through featured videos, which Hamill defines as an opportunity to share an “experience” with the selected personality. For example, the individual that wins Stewart’s experience will receive clothing and an invitation to attend an upcoming fashion show. “It’s a perfect example of what we do with corporate sales, provide custom advertising solutions for our best advertisers. In a company of our size, we firmly believe we can bundle our appropriate assets in a very strategic way for any of our large advertisers’ needs,” says Hamill. “The key to good integration is to use each medium to its strength, and not have a one-size fits all approach.”
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been very vocal about his love for music and he has credited his parents for introducing him to it.The 73-year-old Piku star says his father, poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and mother Teji Bachchan were equally into music and he has got the music-lover genes from his father.“Music remained integral in us all from our days of learning to crawl. But the learning of it, crawled throughout us. Till date. I ask many of those that have the blessings of notes and chords and voice, what it would take to be in their justice, in their sanctified courtyard. “They assure me it to be never too late. I have reservations. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“My hours and time has passed and wished away of learning. May it remain within, if not in learning, then in its subdued and silent presence,” Bachchan wrote on his blog.The Shamitabh star, who is currently busy shooting for new TV show Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi, says the connection he has with music comes from within.“The music that represents me, that I get the opportunity to explore and compose, comes from within by its own accord.There is no training nor any professional bearing. It just comes.“I cannot but begin to believe that the strains of my Father’s music interest, has followed my genes as an integral part of my construct… Do not have any other reason for its presence.”