N. Carolina state Sen. Jeff Jackson enters US Senate race

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Democratic state senator has announced he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Jeff Jackson unveiled his bid Tuesday. He’s the second high-profile Democrat to enter the race to succeed Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who isn’t seeking reelection. Former state Sen. Erica Smith is running again after an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2020. Republican incumbent Thom Tillis won in November, extending the GOP’s winning streak in Senate elections in North Carolina to four. Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Walker is also running for Burr’s seat. Jackson says he plans to ultimately visit all 100 counties.last_img read more

Health Minister: PAHO Gives Dominica 80% Preparedness

first_img Share                               Honorable Minister for Health and Social Services,Dr. Irving McIntyreThe Hon Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre says the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has scored Dominica’s readiness for a medical emergency or outbreak at close to 80%.He was speaking in the House of Parliament last week when he gave details on the status of tuberculosis cases dispelling reports of a silenced outbreak.“Yes, last year we had eleven cases of tuberculosis, this year we have five cases: three cases were confirmed, two cases are inconclusive and one case passed away. But our lab has the gene expert testing for tuberculosis,” Dr McIntyre said.“Sometimes the issue with tuberculosis is a stock-out; there are certain drugs you need to prevent multi-drug resistant tuberculosis…we have taken it a step further and got 5,000 of those tablets so that the idea of a stock-out doesn’t exist anymore.”He also reported on the dengue outbreak of 2019 when he said there were 30 new cases weekly compared to this year’s 11 so far.Hospital admissions for that illness was at 11 in 2019 and this year, it stands at two cases.He referenced Dominica’s score from PAHO on Dominica’s readiness for an emergency medical disaster or outbreak.Dr McIntyre said, “When PAHO gives you a preparedness of almost 80%, they are using 13 core capacities. In 10 of those capacities, we got 90% and above, it is only in three of them that we were low: legislation, and chemical and radiological preparedness but in all the others we were at 90% and above.”“This is much higher than many other OECS countries. I would rather be wrong with PAHO than right with anyone else,” he insists. Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 110 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNewsPolitics Health Minister: PAHO Gives Dominica 80% Preparedness by: – February 17, 2020last_img read more


first_imgFinn Valley’s Dempsey Mc Guigan has got his season underway with a pb 64.89 with the 6kg hammer over the weekend and is chasing the europeanjunior under 20  standard of 66m which is within his reach.Opportunities that lay ahead to achieve that are this weekend in South Of England championships, Bedford, the following Saturday where the English champs are held and then the following day in Tullamore the Irish nationals.Dempsey with his brother Fellan set new national records in the hammer event in their age group when winning in 2010 and with Dalton competing really well in the steeple this season they are an exceptional family combination. Also chasing a European standard right now is Noel Collins in the 1500m under 23 but he will be disappointed with his 3.47 odd over last weekend in Watford while in the States Holly Knight returned 35.41.72 for 10k in the Ncaa 10k final.Well done to Denver Kelly, Charles Mc Daid and Kieran Brady members of the Burnfoot boys relay team that won the Donegal Community Games in Milford.This weekend its European cup in Izmir with Patsy as team manager Tori in the pole vault and the team doctor club member Pauric Mitchell they will encounter serious heat not a problem we are used to in Ireland just now add in Mary Mc Loone and Darren Mc Brearty to heighten the Donegal connection over Saturday /Sunday.Also this wekend the Ulster 14,15,16,17 champs in Antrim with a under 9,10,11 competition in Donegal Town Wednesday night @ 6pm All youngsters in these age groups should make their way over . Lifford stage their annual 5k Friday night and then we look forward to June 24th and the Aghyaran 5k always an enjoyable ocassion . It all adds up to a busy schedule added to by the selection of John Kelly, Shaun Woods and Blaithnaid for the Ulster schools team for Tailteann Games and congrats and best wishes are extended to this trio and their coaches Niall Wilkinson ,Bernie Alcorn and John Kelly PATSY McGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:patsy mcgonagle’s athletics reportlast_img read more