CMO warns Parents to get Children Immunised

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail With a little more than two weeks to go before the start of the new academic year, Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Sheila Campbell Forrester, is reminding parents to ensure that their children are fully immunised.Speaking on Wednesday (August 18) at the official launch of the Child Health and Development Passport (CHDP), Dr. Forrester said parents must bear in mind the fact that their children cannot be allowed into school if they have not received the appropriate vaccines.“We are in the midst of the back to school period, so I implore you if you have not yet done so, to go to your health centre or health care provider and get your child the vaccines that he or she needs,” she remarked.Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Dr. Maureen Samms Vaughan (right) outlining the contents of the new Child Health and Development Passport (CHDP) to Minister of Health, the Hon Rudyard Spencer, during the launch of the CHDP at the St. Catherine Health Department on Wednesday (August 18).She said that Jamaica has been able to maintain relatively high vaccination coverage for many years since 1985, despite experiencing some slippage over the past ten years, with coverage averaging 83 per cent up to 2008.“The Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) has languished in the high 70s. I am however pleased to inform that we have made significant improvement, as last year we achieved just over 90 per cent coverage in MMR and BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Gu RelatedCMO warns Parents to get Children Immunised Advertisements RelatedCMO warns Parents to get Children Immunisedcenter_img CMO warns Parents to get Children Immunised Health & WellnessAugust 19, 2010 RelatedCMO warns Parents to get Children Immunisedlast_img read more

Kristin Chenoweth – For The Girls album review

first_imgCredit: Concord RecordsKristin Chenoweth is probably best-known for originating the role of Glinda in the global phenomenon Wicked opposite Idina Menzel. Over the years she’s popped up in a number of films and TV shows including Four Christmases, Rio 2 and Glee. As a singer she released her debut album in 2001 and in 2011 she flirted with Country pop on her fourth album Lessons Learned. Her last album, The Art of Elegance, was released in 2016 and saw Chenoweth embracing a pop-jazz sound. Three years on from that, the star has recorded a collection of covers titled For The Girls.For this album, Chenoweth has selected songs that have inspired her from a variety of female singers. The album opens with The Way We Were, originally recorded by Barbra Streisand, and it’s a nice reintroduction to Chenoweth’s distinctive and powerful voice. She has a really warm tone with her vibrato shining frequently. It’s not a million miles away from the original version so Streisand fans should be fairly happy with the interpretation.Second track You Don’t Own Me sees Chenoweth enlisting the help of Ariana Grande. Much like the album’s first track, the song is perfectly listenable but it doesn’t really add to the original. Grande has clearly been included because she’s got star power at the moment but she’s not a natural companion for Chenoweth’s more theatrical voice. The further you get into the album, the stronger the feeling becomes that this is a perfectly enjoyable album but it lacks the punch you need to make a covers record truly great.I Will Always Love You features Dolly Parton, who of course wrote the song, but it plays out more like fan service from Chenoweth to Parton, particularly in the spoken word part. With two such incredibly powerful and magnetic women joining forces, you expect something that’s going to really impress. Instead this duet is just ‘nice’ as opposed to truly thrilling. This problem plagues much of the album with Chenoweth delivering solid vocals but the songs sounding OK rather than amazing.On songs such as When I Fall in Love Chenoweth uses her Broadway credentials to draw you in but there’s nothing significantly different from the countless other versions already out there. Sadly the same is true with her cover of Patsy Cline’s Crazy and the Eagles’ Desperado (which was covered by Linda Ronstadt). The vocals are solid but the songs just lack that impact that make you want to listen to them again and again.Perhaps the best moment comes on the cover of Peggy Lee’s I’m a Woman, which features Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire. The reason it works is because Chenoweth has brought together three women who wouldn’t normally sing together, and that makes it something a little bit special. All three voices are different but it just works.For The Girls is the kind of covers album that people dial in when they need to get something out in time for Christmas. Chenoweth is better than this and her talent is capable of so much more. It’s not a bad album but it’s not going to leave much of a lasting impression and that’s the big problem. For the Girls is a decent listen but you’ll forget it when something better comes along.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Track list: 1. The Way We Were 2. You Don’t Own Me (feat Ariana Grande) 3. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore 4. I Will Always Love You (with Dolly Parton) 5. What a Diff’rence a Day Makes 6. When I Fall in Love 7. Crazy 8. The Man That Got Away 9. I’m a Woman (feat Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire) 10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow 11. I Wanna Be Around 12. Desperado Record label: Concord Records Release date: 25th October 2019 Buy For The Girlslast_img read more

Carrasco and the Pen Do Enough; Indians Top Tigers 3-2 – Three Takeaways From the Win

first_imgThe Indians entered Wednesday night with just one win against the rival Detroit Tigers, but gave the ball to the player who has been their best pitcher thus far in 2017, Carlos Carrasco.The result was a well-played 3-2 win, with Carrasco doing his part going six innings, and then giving it over to the best bullpen in the American League, with the twosome of Andrew Miller and Cody Allen finishing off the win.The Indians have a shot on Thursday to walk out of Comerica Park with their third win against four losses against Detroit, but mother nature might have her say as steady rain is expected for the 1:10pm start.For now, the Indians are back on track with the one-run win, and here’s our three takeaways from the Wednesday win with Carrasco improving to 3-2. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoIndiansJose RamirezMLBTigers Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedelast_img read more

Richarlison To Miss Chelsea Clash

first_imgWhen asked about Richarlison’s fitness, Silva said. “He is in doubt for the match. Let’s see how he will react after the individual work he did this morning.”The 21-year-old has been an integral component of Everton’s performances but with his possible unavailability, Silva is confident he has enough options to bring in aiming to end Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season.“We know he’s important for us as a striker and as a winger,” he said. The forward, who was Silva’s first signing as Everton boss, joined the club with big expectations but has repaid the confidence the Goodison Park hierarchy paid him with some important displays so far this season.“It’s important for him and the club. The club paid a lot of money to sign him,” Silva added.“I told you from the first moment he signed I had no doubts. Not just because he can score as a striker and a winger but how he can work and how he can have a fantastic connection with our fans because he is a fighter and he never gives up.” “If he’s not fit there’s good options for other players in his position. It’s football. The players waiting for their chance have all my confidence.” Everton boss Marco Silva says Richarlison might not feature in the club’s Premier League game against Chelsea on Sunday.The Brazil international has scored six times in nine Premier League matches since his summer arrival from Watford for around £40m but missed Thursday’s training session.Everton have won four of their last five league games to sit ninth in the table ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are on a five-match winning run in all competitions and were beaten 2-0 in the corresponding fixture last season but Silva says the least he demands of his team is to compete with Maurizio Sarri’s side.“We have confidence in our work and the way we are playing,” he said.“Seeing how our team is growing and getting better and getting results in the last two-and-a-half months. I accept they will be favourites but it is a big challenge for us.“What I hope and expect is that we will be ourselves on the pitch. I want to see our team be ourselves. They will obligate us to do different things to what we want but when we have the ball we have to be ourselves.”RelatedRicharlison Reunites With Marco Silva At EvertonJuly 25, 2018In “England”Richarlison: Final Piece Of The Jigsaw?July 26, 2018In “England”Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero to Return for Everton ClashDecember 14, 2018In “England”last_img read more

US tests missile-defense system over Pacific Ocean

first_img Related U.S. Department of Defense(KODIAK, Alaska) — The U.S. conducted a successful test of a missile-defense system over the Pacific Ocean, military officials announced Sunday morning.The test was planned prior to North Korea’s test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday.The Air Force launched a medium-range ballistic missile over the Pacific that was “detected, tracked and intercepted” by the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system located at a complex in Kodiak, Alaska, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said in a statement.“In addition to successfully intercepting the target, the data collected will allow [the Missile Defense Agency] to enhance the THAAD weapon system, our modeling and simulation capabilities, and our ability to stay ahead of the evolving threat,” said the agency’s director, Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves.As part of the test, “soldiers from the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted launcher, fire-control and radar operations using the same procedures they would use in an actual combat scenario,” the statement said. Soldiers operating the equipment were not aware of the actual target launch time.This was the 15th successful intercept in 15 tests for the THAAD weapon system, the agency said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Arsenal eyeing to make a move for the free agent Gary Cahill

first_imgAdvertisement n5bNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1lyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eap7zh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b51aWould you ever consider trying this?😱a35xcCan your students do this? 🌚pyg3cqRoller skating! Powered by Firework The manager of the Gunners, Unai Emery has been given a budget of £45 million in this summer transfer window. Within that budget, Unai Emery needs to sort out the players that are needed in his squad for the next season. The manager will certainly wish to use most of his budget for buying attacking players. They are certainly looking to get in some free agents like Gary Cahill in their squad.Advertisement Accoding to the reports in England, the club management of the Gunners will now be eyeing to make a move for Gary Cahill. The English centre back is now a free agent this season as his contract has been expired after the end of the previous season.Advertisement The Gunners need an experienced centre back in their squad. Gary Cahill certainly fits in the system of Unai Emery. The experience English centre back has won 2 Premier League titles, 2 Europa League titles, 2 FA Cups and 1 Champions League title in his career at Chelsea. He will certainly be a good addition in the squad of the Gunners.However, the Gunners have to face direct competition from the Premier League sides like Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and West Ham United to bring in the star English centre back in their squad in this summer transfer window of 2019-20 season.Advertisement Frank Lampard and Allegri on Chelsea wishlist as Sarri exit looms large Advertisementlast_img read more

Madi’s a modern great

first_imgSOUTH EAST FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE 2018 PRESENTATION EVENING Premierships and league best and fairest medals seem to go hand in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img

Inter & Milan in for Strootman?

first_imgInter and Milan are both interested in signing Olympique Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. Strootman left Roma in the summer of 2018 to join Marseille for a reported €25m after helping the Giallorossi reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. However, L’Equipe claims the Dutchman is now free to leave the Ligue 1 side for the right price, and this has alerted both Milan clubs. The Rossoneri will try to add more experience to their squad in January, while at 29 he is younger than Antonio Conte’s preferred target Arturo Vidal. Strootman made 131 appearances for Roma in all competitions, scoring 13 goals. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more