first_imgAttached below are the legal documents of the George Music Trust legal documents.  Please see question 4 in paragraph 4 on page 3 dated November  2, 1973 entitled Report of Trustee.It looks like the Board Of Trustees improved the ability of the Mesker Trust to enhance Mesker Park Amphitheater.  Its also interesting that the Mesker Park had in the excess of $350,000 valued on a cost basis back in 1973.THIS IS THE LINK TO THE GEORGE MESKER MUSIC TRUSTFOOTNOTE:  There are 13 papers in this exhibit.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Urgent matters

first_imgOnce thought to be a problem primarily in the developed world, cancer is now a leading cause of death and disability in poorer countries. Almost two-thirds of the 7.6 million cancer deaths in the world occur in low- and middle-income countries.According to a paper to be published online in the Lancet on Monday (Aug. 16), the international community must discard the notion that cancer is a “disease of the rich” and instead approach it as a global health priority.The paper is authored by Paul Farmer, chair of the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH); Felicia Knaul, director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative (HGEI) and HMS associate professor of social medicine; and Lawrence Shulman, chief medical officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and HMS associate professor of medicine at DFCI.“The provision of adequate health care in settings of poverty is by definition difficult, but the past two decades have taught us that setting our standards high can help bring new resources to bear on old problems,” says Farmer, who is also executive vice president and co-founder of Partners In Health. “The integration of cancer prevention and care where both are needed is precisely what we need to do if we are to make the response to the challenge as global as cancer itself. There are clearly effective interventions that can prevent or ease suffering due to many malignancies, and that is surely our duty as physicians or policymakers or health advocates.”Comparing cancer fatality rates between low- and high-income countries reveals stark disparities. By some estimates, fatality rates in low-income countries are 75 percent, in lower-middle-income countries 72 percent, and in upper-middle-income countries 64 percent. In contrast, high-income countries experience a 46 percent fatality rate.“The gaps in access to cancer care and control are one of the greatest challenges in global health in the world,” says Knaul. “I believe we must address this glaring inequity. Evidence shows that this can be done.”Many of the more than 4 million deaths from cancer each year in low- and middle-income countries could be averted through early detection and treatment. Millions more people with advanced or untreatable cancer but without access to palliative care will die with great and preventable suffering, often leaving those surviving them impoverished from attempting to meet even the most basic costs of the disease.This suffering and needless loss of life will persist without a rapid recalibration of global and local response. Said Frenk, “In most parts of the world cancer is a sorely neglected health problem and a significant cause of premature death. To correct this situation we must address the staggering ‘5/80 cancer disequilibrium,’ that is, the fact that low- and middle-income countries account for almost 80 percent of the burden of disease due to cancer yet receive only 5 percent of global resources devoted to deal with this emerging challenge.”Among the additional authors are leaders from the global health and cancer communities representing the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries (GTF.CCC), including honorary co-presidents Lance Armstrong and HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan. GTF.CCC was launched in November 2009 by HMS, HSPH, HGEI, and DFCI.The authors, speaking on behalf of the GTF.CCC, propose, and are working toward, the following:·  Raising global awareness of the impact of cancer on developing countries, creating a call to action on both the global and national level.·  Defining the packages of essential services and treatments needed to provide care in low-resource settings for cancers that can be cured or palliated with available therapies.·  Increasing access to the best treatment for cancer through the procurement of affordable drugs and services.·  Reducing suffering from all cancers through universal access to pain control and palliation.·  Developing and evaluating successful service delivery models in different economic and health system settings and sharing the lessons and evidence globally.·  Expanding the leadership, stewardship, and evidence base for implementing the most efficient approaches to cancer care and control in developing countries.According to Shulman, “Access to life-saving cancer care is a human right, and must be brought to those in developing countries. We have shown we can do this in the treatment of other illnesses, and we can and must do this with cancer care. This should be viewed as an imperative rather than as an option.”last_img read more

Shumlin appoints Dr Susan Wehry as commissioner of DAIL

first_imgGovernor Elect Peter Shumlin today announced the appointment of Dr Susan Wehry as Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, also known as DAIL.‘I am very pleased to have Susan as part of the Agency of Human Services team,’ Shumlin said. ‘She has an impressive background as a physician specializing in issues affecting the elderly. She also has experience in state government, having served in various capacities in the departments of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Corrections, Health, and Mental Health.’DAIL is part of the Agency of Human Services. The department provides services to Vermonters over 60 and those with a disability.Wehry, who lives in Burlington, is a geriatric psychiatrist who consults for DAIL, the Delaware Agency of Human Services, and similar offices in Massachusetts and Louisiana. She is also a clinical associate professor at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine.Wehry is an attending physician with the Department of Neurology at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Prior to that, she was Health Services Director at the Vermont Department of Corrections, and Deputy Commissioner of Health.‘She is a creative thinker with a vision for Vermonters striving to remain independent,’ said Human Services Secretary Designee Doug Racine. ‘She is ideally suited for helping the Agency deal with a wide variety of issues, especially those affecting our aging population and Vermonters with disabilities.”Her salary will be $115,000. Source: Shumlin’s office. 1.5.2011last_img read more

Opponents appeal decision on Sheffield wind project to Vermont Supreme Court

first_imgAppellants filed a notice of appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court of therulings by the Vermont Environmental Court to reaffirm a stormwaterconstruction permit for UPC Vermont Wind’s Sheffield project.‘It is our belief that the Environmental Court’s rulings are based oncritical misinterpretations and applications of Vermont laws involving theWater Quality Standards (VWQS) and the issue of who has the burden ofproof,’ said Stephanie Kaplan, attorney for the appellants. ‘Thedecision is inconsistent with Vermont legal precedent, with legislativeintent, and if allowed to stand eviscerates the VWQS when it comes tostormwater, which cannot be permissible under the Clean Water Act.’The citizens argue that the most significant error the Court made wasruling that monitoring of streams during construction and applying thenumerical standards and anti-degradation requirements of the VWQS are notpractical or necessary in the context of stormwater. The presumption thatstormwater construction permittees that comply with Best ManagementPractices automatically therefore comply with VWQS creates a veryfar-reaching precedent that cannot be allowed to stand.‘What it means is that the State of Vermont is knowingly putting at riskand willingly trading off unique headwater stream ecosystems including thenative brook trout and other species that inhabit them. These ecosystemsexist only in isolated pockets across Vermont’s mountain landscape,’said Paul Brouha, a retired fisheries biologist and one of the appellantswho live adjacent to the project.last_img read more

Hima Das statue to be built

first_imgA CorrespondentNAGAON: State Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta on Tuesday announced in the residence of golden girl Hima Das that he would build a statue of Hima soon.The people of Dhing and AASU have demanded to build a statue of the sprinter. He further said that he would provide necessary fund for construction her statue. Mahanta on Tuesday visited Hima Das’ residence and felicitated her parents.last_img

The teams that will miss Dre Russ

first_imgANDRE Russell is one of the most successful – and sought after – T20 players in cricket. Over the last year and a half, he has played T20 cricket for seven teams and won five titles.Here are the sides that will have to do without him over the next 12 months because of his ban for violating WADA’s whereabouts rule.ISLAMABAD UNITEDAndre Russell was part of the Islamabad United team that won the first season of the Pakistan Super League in 2016. He was the tournament’s highest wicket-taker with 16 in ten games and he had an economy of eight per over.KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSRussell has been part of the KKR team since 2014 but became a key part of their first-choice XI over the last two years. In 2015, Russell scored 326 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 193 for KKR and was their highest wicket-taker with 14 and had an economy of eight per over. In 2016, Russell made 188 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 165, and was once again their highest wicket-taker – 15 wickets.JAMAICA TALLAWAHSRussell has played for Jamaica Tallawahs for four years and won two Caribbean Premier League titles with them – in 2013 and 2016. His best season was in 2016, when he made 286 runs at a strike rate of 172 and took 11 wickets at an average of 19. Russell was one of two players in the tournament to score more than 200 runs at a strike rate of more than 170.SYDNEY THUNDERRussell has played two seasons of the Big Bash League for Sydney Thunder. In 2015-16, he was an integral part of their title triumph – with 185 runs at a strike rate of 187 and 16 wickets – second most in the tournament – at an average of 19. His 2016-17 Big Bash was crippled by leg injuries though, and Russell dropped out of the tournament after five games.DHAKA DYNAMITESRussell has played three seasons for three different teams in the Bangladesh Premier League, and in 2016 he was part of the Dhaka Dynamites squad that won the tournament. He made 46 off 25 balls and had figures of 4-0-16-3 in the first Qualifier, which Dynamites won to seal their place in the final.NOTTINGHAMSHIREIn 2016, Russell played three matches for Nottinghamshire in their run to the semi-final of the T20 Blast. He took 2 for 28 and scored 41 off 25 balls against Worcestershire, 2 for 34 and 15 off 8 balls against Derbyshire, and 3 for 20 and 39 off 18 balls in the semi-final against Northamptonshire.WEST INDIESRussell has only played T20 internationals for West Indies since November 2015; he is ineligible for ODIs because he did not play the domestic 50-over competition, which is one of the WICB’s criteria for selection. In 43 T20Is for West Indies, Russell has a batting average of 14.37 and strike rate of 130, and has taken 21 wickets at 37 apiece with an economy of over nine. Though his international career stats are not as impressive as his domestic numbers, Russell played a crucial innings in the 2016 World T20 semi-final against India in Mumbai, where he made 43 off 20 balls in a successful chase of 193.West Indies went on to win their second World T20 title by beating England in the final. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Uganda’s Nakaayi wins 800m silver medal at Islamic Solidarity Games

first_img38Palestine0000 38Brunei Darussalam0000 38Guinea0000 23Guinea-Bissau1012 23Mozambique1012 6Algeria7121837 35Malaysia0011 7Morocco751426 26Pakistan0257 38Sierra Leone0000 8Indonesia6292055 29United Arab Emirates0134 14Iraq24410 12Jordan311115 11Kyrgyzstan34714 3Iran23253280 23Benin1012 1Azerbaijan653928132 38Niger0000 16Syrian Arab Republic22610 2Turkey645747168 18Tunisia12811 30Guyana0123 13Turkmenistan24612 21Gambia1102 38Yemen0000 20Senegal1113 Nakaayi gives chase in the final 100m. She settled for a silver behind Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui (R) at the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on May 17, 2017.Uganda’s Nakaayi wins 800m silver medal, Jebet wins gold in SteeplechaseBaku, Azerbaijan | AFP-Services (text stories) | Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi has won a silver medal in the women’s 800-metre final on the second day of athletics at the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.The 22-year-old Ugandan Olympian, was beaten by Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui. Akkaoui outlasted Nakaayi by just over half a second to win in 2 minutes 01.04 seconds as Morocco secured their second athletics gold of the Games on Wednesday. (see video and table standings below)Nakaayi’s silver is only Uganda’s second medal at an Islamic Solidarity Games, while Noelie Yarigo picked up bronze for Benin, their first-ever medal in these Games. Uganda’s only other medal came at the inaugural Islamic Games in 2005.Nakaayi and Shida were expected back on track Thursday for the 400m heats, while Salim Mayanja will run the 800 and 1500m Thursday, Friday and Saturday.The Islamic Solidarity Games comprise 10 days of sporting competition by athletes from over 50 ISSF nations, in 21 sports with 270 medal events.Uganda is represented at the games by an athletics, swimming, tennis , weightlifting team and the sport of Zurkhaneh.  Zurkhaneh ritual is a traditional heroic sport that has its roots in Iran. It combines martial arts, calisthenics, strength training and music. 35Lebanon0011 35Afghanistan0011center_img 15Kazakhstan23914 RankCountry 28Nigeria0213 38Somalia0000 32Djibouti0112 33Uganda0101 34Côte d’Ivoire0044 4Uzbekistan15153060 30Suriname0123 38Tajikistan0000 38Albania0000 Uganda fielded two in tennis, Duncan Mugabe and Oringa in the singles and doubles. The were knocked out of the doubles contest but Mugabe won his singles opening game, beating Pakistan’s Khan 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(4).There are three athletes; Nakaayi was scheduled to run the 400m and 800m, Leni Shida the women’s 200m and 400m, and Salim Mayanja the men’s 800m and 1500.There were also three weightlifters, Hakim Ssempereza and Semei Kasumba in the 69kg division, then Kalidi Batuusain the 94 kg. Ssempereza and Kasumba were 12th and 13th overall out of 14 weightlifters. while Batuusain came 13th out of 13.In swimming, Uganda fielded Daisuke Ssegwanyi and Avice Michal Kakayi while Zurkhaneh has six, Robert Kizito, Okrah Stephen Kurikayo, Michael Kushemererwe, Kizza Lubega, MUGWISA Jonathan Mugwisa and Ivan Ssenyondo.Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi (L), Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui (C) and Benin’s Noelie Yarigo (R) pose on the podium of the Women’s 800m of the Athletics events at the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on May 17, 2017. AFP PHOTO Countries with medals out of 56 nations competing 16Qatar22610 38Chad0000 38Burkina Faso0000 38Gabon0000 27Oman0235 38Maldives0000 38Mali0000 10Saudi Arabia41611 5Bahrain115420 38Comoros0000 19Cameroon1258 9Egypt64717 21Bangladesh1102 38Togo0000 38Mauritania0000 Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

A’s send Mengden to minors after rough outing

first_imgANAHEIM — The collection of moving parts better known as the Oakland A’s pitching staff altered its appearance once again on Thursday.Daniel Mengden was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas before Oakland took on the Los Angeles Angles in the finale of their three-game series, and fellow right-hander Ryan Dull was recalled.A’s manager Bob Melvin said the primary reason for the transaction was to get a fresh arm in the bullpen after Mengden and six relievers were used in a 10-9 loss to the Angels on …last_img read more

Puravankara appoints Abhishek Kapoor as COO for residential business

first_imgNew Delhi: Realty firm Puravankara on Thursday said it has appointed Abhishek Kapoor as the Chief Operating Officer for its residential business. Kapoor has over 22 years of experience, of which the last eight years have been at C-suite levels with companies like Raymond Real Estate, Radius Developers and Keystone/Rustmojee Group, the Bengaluru based firm said in a statement. With a robust launch pipeline for the financial year, Puravankara said it has focused on strengthening its leadership team further in the last 12 months. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Last November, Vishal Mirchandani was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for its commercial and retail businesses. Puravankara MD Ashish R Puravankara said, “We are currently at the cusp of growth and the renewed leadership will help us in further strengthening our residential portfolio and plan the next wave of growth for Puravankara group.” Puravankara has 40 million square feet of projects which are completed and delivered and around 20 million square feet of projects which are under development. Currently, the total land asset of the company is close to 70 million square feet.last_img read more

Ambedkar varsity student union polls on Wednesday

first_imgNew Delhi: The student union elections at Ambedkar University on Wednesday will see a triangular fight between the RSS-affiliated ABVP and Left student outfits SFI and AISA. This is the second year of the students’ union polls in the varsity. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s (ABVP) unit at the university was set up almost two months ago and the outfit has fielded candidates for the posts of councillors at BA programmes. The All India Students’ Association (AISA) is contesting 10 councillor posts whereas last year it had contested on two posts, both of which it had won. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles According to a functionary of Students’ Federation of India (SFI), the AISA has fielded candidates against them on some seats. “In JNU, the outfits (AISA and SFI) have an alliance while in Delhi University, we had appealed this year that all the left outfits should fight the polls together. The AISA did not approach us for an alliance in Ambedkar University, he said. He also claimed their candidates been elected unopposed on some of the seats. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar The elections in the Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), scheduled for September 25, are being conducted by Election Committees formed by students as per the varsity’s constitution of the Students’ Union. Candidates are contesting for the posts of Class Representatives at the Class level and Councillor at the Programme level. This implies that students shall cast their votes only for candidates contesting elections in their programmes. The AUDSU Constitution mandates that there shall be one Class Representative (CR) for every class of 50 students and two CRs shall be elected if the strength exceeds more than 50. However, there shall be only one Councillor per programme. Collectively, CRs and Councillors will function at the University level (Student Council) and the School level (School-level Class Representatives’ Committee). This model is different from other universities, as per the vision of the first Student Council, which wanted to implement a horizontal representative model, rather than a hierarchical one, the varsity said. On Monday, the Councillors’ Debate, which is a prerequisite for contesting elections, was organised. As per information shared by Election Committees of three campuses a total of 92 nominations (for both Class Representative and Councillor posts) were filed. The university had held its Students’ Council elections in 2016 but there was opposition from some sections who felt they were not adhering to norms. Even though 28 representatives were elected, no union was formed.last_img read more