May 15, 2017 Regular News FloridaBarNews.TV to continue, Bar website redesign in the worksThe new FloridaBarNews.TV program, which makes online broadcasts of Bar News articles, has proven successful and will be continued for at least another six months. Communications Committee Chair Jay Cohen told the board at its St. Augustine meeting that the Bar had signed a year contract, with an option to end it after six months, with Law.TV, and the committee had voted to continue it for an additional six months.“It’s been well received and a huge success with respect to the messaging that’s going on,” Cohen said, adding the broadcasts have received a large number of views both on the Bar’s website and on YouTube.On other issues, Cohen noted the committee has been working on a redesign of the Bar’s website, and board members were given a preview by board member Paul SanGiovanni, who chaired the subcommittee overseeing that effort.“We wanted it to be fresh; we wanted it to be friendly; we wanted it to be very aggressive,” SanGiovanni said.The redesign will make it easy for members to access the new portal through which Bar members can transact business with the Bar, including paying their annual membership fees and signing up for and posting credit for CLE courses, he said.There will be a page devoted to member benefits, one to help consumers, and others on various Bar operations and services.“Every page will have quick links related to what that page is about,” said SanGiovanni, adding the committee anticipates a “soft launch” in mid-May and a hard launch later that month. FloridaBarNews.TV to continue, Bar website redesign in the works
The Atlantic:In his magnum opus, In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust wrote that “remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” That elegant line speaks to a simple truth: There are things you remember, and there are things you remember well. Even if you can recall a past event, your memories will vary considerably in how much detail they contain, and how correct those details are.In an elegant experiment, a team of neuroscientists led by Jon Simons at the University of Cambridge have shown that these aspects of our memories—our success at recalling them, their precision, and their vividness—depend on three different parts of the brain.Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media >
Nigeria reports suspected monkeypox cases tied to UK illnessThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said today that six suspected monkeypox cases are associated with one of the recent monkeypox illnesses in England, in a report that noted two new confirmed cases in the same Nigerian state as the suspected cases.”A cluster of six suspected cases with epidemiological linkages to one of the cases in the UK has been identified in Rivers State and is being investigated in collaboration with the State team,” the NCDC said in an update posted Sep 21. “In addition, two new confirmed cases have been recorded in Rivers that are not linked to the cluster described above.”Public Health England confirmed the UK’s first monkeypox case on Sep 7, and a second, unrelated case on Sep 11. Both cases involved men who had been in Nigeria. The NCDC did not specify which UK case might be linked to the six-case Nigerian cluster.With the 2 new confirmed cases, Nigeria has now confirmed 115 monkeypox cases and listed 4 additional illnesses as probable cases since September 2017. Seventeen states have now confirmed cases, with Rivers (34 cases), Bayelsa (20), and Cross River (9) reporting the most. Seven of the infections have proved fatal.So far in 2018 the NCDC has confirmed 37 cases (2 deaths) and listed 1 as probable, in 15 states. The vast majority (79%) of case-patients have been male, and adults aged 21 to 40 have been most affected.Sep 21 NCDC update Sep 20 CIDRAP News story “UK monkeypox case exposed health workers, officials say” Saudi Arabia announces new case of MERSThe Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed one new case of MERS in an epidemiologic report for week 39—this week.A 50-year-old Saudi man from Afif was diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) and is currently hospitalized, the MOH said. The man’s illness is listed as “primary,” meaning it is unlikely he contracted the virus from another person. The MOH also said he had no contact with camels, a known risk factor for MERS.The new cases appear to have lifted the global MERS-CoV total to 2,255 cases since 2012, at least 798 of them fatal. Sep 24 Saudi MOH report Illinois records first case of Heartland virusThe Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the state’s first case of the tick-borne Heartland virus on Sep 21.IDPH identified the patient as a resident of Kankakee County but gave no other information regarding the patient’s prognosis. Kankakee is approximately 60 miles south of Chicago.Heartland virus, which is spread by the lone star tick, has been reported in more than 30 Americans in the Midwest and southern United States since it was first identified in 2009 in two Missouri farmers. Heartland presents like other tick-borne diseases and can include fever, rash, chills, and fatigue.”We’ve been seeing much warmer weather than usual for this time of the year, which people have taken advantage of by spending time outside,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD. “While the weather is still warm, continue to take steps to protect yourself from tick bites.”Most people recover fully from Heartland virus, although there have been cases that resulted in hospitalization and death. There is no cure or vaccine for the virus. Sep 21 IDPH press release PAHO reports more than 6,000 measles cases in AmericasSince the first of the year, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has recorded 6,629 measles cases, including 72 deaths, in 11 countries in North, Central, and South America. The strong majority of cases (4,605, 62 deaths) are from Venezuela, which has been battling a resurgence of the virus since last year. According to PAHO, the national incidence rate is 14.5 per 100,000 population, and the states with the highest incidence rates are Delta Amacuro (208.8 per 100,000 population), the Capital District (125.0), and Amazonas (77.3).Brazil has recorded 1,735 cases, including 10 deaths, in an outbreak that’s spilled over from Venezuela. Strains of measles in that country are identical to those circulating in Venezuela, PAHO said.PAHO said the Brazilian outbreak is ongoing, but cases have decreased recently in Roraima state, one of the epicenters of the outbreak. Children under the age of 4 are the most likely to be infected in this outbreak, PAHO said.The United States has recorded 124 cases this year, and Colombia has confirmed 85. PAHO said all member states should emphasize measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination campaigns to achieve 95% coverage rates, especially among infants. Sep 21 PAHO report
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Tuesday, March 12thWomen’s Division 3 League finalIT Blanchardstown v Mary Immaculate Limerick, 11amMen’s Division 3 League finalTrinity College v Waterford IT, 1pmWomen’s Division 2 League finalMaynooth University v Waterford IT, 3pmWednesday, March 13thMen’s Division 2 League finalIT Sligo v Limerick IT, 11amMen’s Division 1 League finalUlster University v NUI Galway, 1pmWomen’s Division 1 League finalUlster University v DCU, 3pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Games begin 11am this morning, (Tuesday) March 12th, and will run right through until tomorrow evening, (Wednesday) March 13th.The Division One finals, which take place tomorrow, are set to be two thrilling battles as Ulster University and reigning champions NUI Galway go head-to-head in a big showdown in the men’s final, while Ulster University and reigning champions DCU will face off in the women’s final.All games take place at Oblate Hall Inchicore The 2019 NBCC College League finals take centre stage in Oblate Hall, Inchicore this week as teams from across the country will battle it out for Division One, Two and Three honours.
Commissioner’s Cup Standings (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State won team championships in baseball, men’s golf and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field on its way to claiming its second consecutive Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the league office announced Sunday. McNeese State Oral Roberts In addition to its four team championships, Sam Houston got runner-up finishes from the softball and men’s indoor track & field teams. Four other teams finished third, including the men’s basketball and the outdoor track & field teams as well as football and volleyball, each of which tied for third. Six men’s teams and four women’s team had top-three finishes for the Bearkats, which finished among the top three in 10 of the league’s 17 sports. 2. 26.0 Lamar (158.5), Central Arkansas (152.5) and McNeese State (142.5), came in third, fourth and fifth place, respectively. 14. Abilene Christian 57.5 Stephen F. Austin claimed the women’s all-sports trophy on the strength of team championship in women’s soccer and a first-place tie in women’s basketball. They also were the runners up in both indoor and outdoor track & field and finished third in women’s cross country to give them 101.5 points. Central Arkansas was second with 96 points. 133.0 New Orleans Southeastern La. Pl. 8. Total 101.5 9. 10. 64.5 Final Commissioner’s Cup Standings 73.5 Northwestern State A&M-Corpus Christi SFA was only a point behind Sam Houston in the Commissioner’s Cup standings thanks to 74 points from its men’s basketball team title, runner-up finishes by the men’s cross country and outdoor track & field teams and third-place finishes by men’s indoor track & field and a third-place tie by the men’s golf squad. 64.5 Women 85.0 Men 11. 58.5 42.0 91.0 56.5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (133) finished sixth, edging seventh-place Northwestern State (132.5) by the slimmest of margins for its highest finish in eight seasons in the conference. Southeastern Louisiana (126) finished in eighth place, followed by Abilene Christian (106.5), which finished ninth in its first season in the league. Oral Roberts (102) was 10th followed by Nicholls (94), UIW (85), Houston Baptist (84.5) and New Orleans (48) to round out this year’s standings. 78.0 18.0 142.5 175.5 68.5 The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded annually to the top overall athletics program in the Southland. Sam Houston State has won the Cup a record five times. In the 17-year history of the Commissioner’s Cup, Stephen F. Austin has two and Northwestern State has one. 126.0 13. Nicholls 43.0 The three trophies will be presented at the annual Southland Conference Honors Dinner Tuesday night at the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, Texas. 7. 3. 49.0 1. Lamar 30.0 University 74.0 6. 52.0 Houston Baptist 74.0 132.5 158.5 85.5 106.5 77.5 94.0 96.0 The Sam Houston men had 85.5 points to claim the men’s all-sports trophy ahead of Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin, which tied for second place with 74 points each. The Bearkats previously won the men’s all-sports trophy in 2000 and 2007. The Sam Houston women totaled 91 points but finished third in the final standings for the women’s all-sports trophy a season after claiming its first trophy. The Southland Conference all-sports trophies are awarded annually for men’s and women’s competition based on a 10-point system for all conference sports. Point values are 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1, pending place of finish. Regular-season standings are used for sports that have a conference tournament. The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded to the university compiling the highest combined total of men’s and women’s all-sports points. 4. 47.0 55.0 5. 12. UIW 57.5 48.0 47.0 102.0 85.0 Sam Houston State Central Arkansas 83.5 Sam Houston State edged rival Stephen F. Austin by just one point for its record fifth Commissioner’s Cup, 176.5 to 175.5. The Bearkats previously won the Cup in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and with Cup wins the last two years, they have won five of the last 10. Sam Houston is one of two current Southland universities to win at least two Commissioner’s Cups, along with Stephen F. Austin, which has won twice. 176.5 43.5 Stephen F. Austin 152.5