Reform of OUSU election debates

May 3, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThis week, OUSU have voted to introduce a new format for presidential elections.The proposals, which are to be adopted from Friday of 5th week, will introduce alternative hustings consisting of a three-minute speech from all candidates, followed by questions from each other and the floor.Lewis Iwu, current OUSU president, said that he “wholeheartedly supported” the rule change. He said, “When I ran for president, candidates would either use questions posed to them to either have a dig at other candidates, or not answer the question at all. Some candidates even planted questions in the audience.”last_img read more

Cuba battling first major cholera outbreak in half a century.

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions More than 50 people have reportedly been infected and authorities say the cholera outbreak is under control but four hospitals have been prepared to quarantine patients.HAVANA, Cuba, Monday July 9, 2012 – At least three people and as many as 15 are said to have died in Cuba over the past few weeks as the island’s first major cholera outbreak in more than 50 years spreads.Most of the cases were in Cuba’s south-eastern Granma province but it appears now that the disease has travelled the more than 750km (470 miles) to Havana.The latest reports from the BBC are that a 60-year-old woman admitted to a Havana hospital last Wednesday (July 4) has been confirmed with the disease. As she was diagnosed early, doctors say she is in a stable condition.According to the BBC and Reuters, official reports are that three people have died of cholera and another 50 have been diagnosed with the illness in an outbreak caused by contaminated well water, while about 1,000 have received medical attention. The three people who died ranged in age from 66 to 95-years-old and reportedly suffered from other chronic health problems.However, according to the CMC, Havana independent journalist Calixto Martinez reports that the outbreak has killed at least 15 people and affected hundreds more. He said he had obtained information from residents and health workers in the region.More than 50 people have reportedly been infected and authorities say the outbreak is under control but four hospitals have been prepared to quarantine patients.On Tuesday (July 3), the Cuban government said the illness was caused by contaminated well water and it blamed recent heavy rains and high temperatures for the water problems, which forced the closure of some wells and the chlorination of the water system in the hardest hit areas.The Public Health Ministry said in a statement that the township of Mazanillo in the southeast province of Granma had suffered the most cholera cases, which have occurred in the last few weeks, but that the outbreak is slowing.Cholera is an intestinal infection that can lead to death if not treated promptly and properly. Cholera outbreaks have been rare, or at least not publicized, in Cuba since the 1959 revolution and the creation of a national health system by the communist government. The Health Ministry said the last reported cholera outbreak on the island was soon after the 1959 Revolution.According to the BBC, while it is not clear what the source of the cholera is, there is speculation that there is a Haiti link.Hundreds of medical professionals from the centre of the Cuban infection, including nurses, have worked and continue to work with patients in Haiti, where tens of thousands of people were infected after the devastating earthquake in 2010.Cuba’s health ministry has stated that it has the “resources necessary for the adequate attention to patients in all the health institutions” during this cholera outbreak.They said they had taken a series of measures, including taking samples of water and adding chlorine to purify it, to combat the outbreak.Caribbean 360 News Share Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Cuba battling first major cholera outbreak in half a century. by: – July 9, 2012 Share Tweetlast_img read more

ALS Cure

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRecently we passed the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s admission of suffering from ALS.  Two other athletes have also died from this muscle disease.  They are Ezzard Charles, a boxer, and Catfish Hunter, a baseball pitcher.  Here in Batesville Jim Struewing is currently battling this disease.Researchers for years have been trying to figure out what happens between the muscles in our body, the nerve cells leading to the brain, and the spinal column.  In the last few years, they have discovered that there is a gene mutation designated as SOD1.  That discovery came in the mid 1990’s, but since they have discovered that there are 35 such mutations found in victims of ALS.The scientists are making progress but they need a lot more money to carry on the fight to find a cure.  Just knowing what happens is not enough.  They must find a way to fix it.  Since this was an anniversary year, the Ice Bucket Challenge kicked off a re-awareness of this debilitating disease.  We still do not have a cure.  So if you can help our scientists, and you are able, please give to this worthwhile cause.  Why this disease strikes very healthy athletes in their prime is a mystery.last_img read more

Former National captain Nurse signs with Sutton United

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgCHRISTOPHER Nurse, Guyana’s most successful National football captain, will make a return to Sutton United, the club that signed him 14 years ago.Sutton United, who will be remembered for their run in this year’s English FA Cup where they were beaten by Arsenal via a 2-0 score line last month, announced that they have signed the former Guyana National captain Nurse for a second spell at Gander Green Lane.The 32-year-old has made 48 appearances for the Golden Jaguars since signalling his intention to play for Guyana in 2008.Nurse last played for Puerto Rico Football Club – managed by former Portsmouth and Orient defender Adrian Whitbread – for their inaugural season in the North American Soccer League in March 2016.Nurse was well known to Puerto Rico as he was a success during previous spells with the Puerto Rico Islanders FC where he twice was a champion and also was a runner-up in the NASL final with Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 2014.While playing for FC Edmonton, he was not only voted team MVP by his peers, but was also nominated for the NASL Humanitarian-of-the-Year award for his non-stop efforts in raising money in support of breast cancer awareness.Before embarking on a full-time career over the Atlantic, Nurse started out with Kingstonian before signing briefly for Sutton for the first time in 2003.He also has spells with Aldershot Town, Moor Green (Solihull Moors), Hinckley United, Tamworth, Stevenage Borough, Halesowen Town and AFC Telford United.Sutton United competes in the National League, the fifth tier of English football. In the 2016-17 FA Cup, Sutton reached the 5th Round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history, beating three Football League teams (Cheltenham Town, AFC Wimbledon and Leeds United) on the way before losing 2–0 at home to Arsenal.last_img read more

Fan reactions to Syracuse’s 27-23 loss to No. 3 Clemson

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Published on September 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Did Clemson just storm the field against…. Syracuse????— Gary Orr (@GaryOrr8) September 29, 2018 Comments Rushing the field… for Syracuse…. bad times at Clemson— Laura Vinzant (@lauravinzant2) September 29, 2018center_img i let myself actually believe in this syracuse football teamthat was a mistake— Taylor (@tdmcld) September 29, 2018 After Clemson’s go-ahead touchdown While Syracuse led 23-20last_img