Sports Medicine Specialist wants CPR Added to Curriculum

He said that the persons in teachers’ colleges will eventually become teachers and that the training should begin at that stage. Story Highlights Sports Medicine Specialist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), Dr. Paul Wright, is calling for training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to be added to the curriculum of students in tertiary institutions, particularly teachers’ colleges and at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.He said that the persons in teachers’ colleges will eventually become teachers and that the training should begin at that stage.“We may even expand it into schools as part of the programme, to get people learning what to do if you see somebody collapse and become unresponsive,” he said.According to Dr. Wright, when students of these institutions graduate and become teachers or coaches, they are among the main persons who will impact the lives of student athletes.In an interview with JIS News, Dr. Wright said it is imperative for persons who will be spending a considerable amount of time with student athletes to understand the importance of CPR and chest compressions, in particular, to saving a life. He added that they will also be able to transfer the knowledge of CPR to their charges.Dr. Wright was speaking against the background of the susceptibility of student athletes to sudden cardiac arrest and the need for proper measures to be put in place to mitigate the effects.“Once you train these students, they are going out into communities and into schools. People look up to teachers in communities, especially rural communities.They can also teach the young people CPR to enable them to help others if necessary,” he said.He pointed out that the cases of sudden cardiac arrest that come to the emergency room are usually similar.“Many times the story is the same, they rush in and say that when the person collapsed they called someone. We need persons to be responsive, do something, start something, because even on the way to the hospital, you can save a life,” Dr. Wright said, adding that it is less likely for someone who comes to the emergency room with a pulse to die in the emergency room.The Heart Foundation is encouraging more Jamaicans to learn CPR, which is a life-saving medical procedure that is given to someone who is in cardiac arrest.It helps to pump blood around the person’s body when the heart cannot. It is designed to support and maintain breathing until emergency medical personnel arrive and take over. “We may even expand it into schools as part of the programme, to get people learning what to do if you see somebody collapse and become unresponsive,” he said. Sports Medicine Specialist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), Dr. Paul Wright, is calling for training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to be added to the curriculum of students in tertiary institutions, particularly teachers’ colleges and at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport. read more

JPS To Roll Out Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles Early 2020

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) will roll out charging stations for electric vehicles during the first quarter of 2020. The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) will roll out charging stations for electric vehicles during the first quarter of 2020.“Over the first three months of next year, we should have the units across the island,” Director of Business Development at JPS, Dionne Nugent, told JIS News.She said that the charging facilities will be situated at locations “that we believe are easily accessible, that are convenient and secure”.Ms. Nugent is part of a local delegation, headed by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, which is attending the Solar Power International trade show in Utah in the United States.Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon Fayval Williams; and Principal Director in the Ministry, Fitzroy Vidal, look at an overhead apparatus for charging electric buses, during a specially arranged tour in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday (September 23), where the Minister is heading a local delegation at the Solar Power International trade show. Story Highlights Minister Williams informed earlier this month that JPS will be installing the charging stations in the coming year as part of the necessary infrastructure to accommodate electric vehicles in the island.The Ministry is developing an electric vehicle policy and promulgating regulations under the Electricity Act, which will create the enabling environment for the use of the technology in the public transportation space.Meanwhile, Ms. Nugent told JIS News that the JPS is carrying out the necessary investigations in order to ensure that a wide variety of vehicles are able to utilise the charging stations.“So, we’re basically working through the standards right now that are typical of the types of vehicles that are in the market. We are looking at what the market is saying to ensure we can facilitate as many of the options that are out there,” she noted.Ms. Nugent said that multiple payment options for the service are also being examined.“The objective is to have flexible payment plans such as credit card, or for persons to top up online, almost like a prepaid, pay as you go kind of thing. We are currently working through our bids as to what are the new opportunities in the market,” she said.“We want to make sure that we are providing to our Jamaican clients the newest and most flexible options in terms of payment,” she added. She said that the charging facilities will be situated at locations “that we believe are easily accessible, that are convenient and secure”. “Over the first three months of next year, we should have the units across the island,” Director of Business Development at JPS, Dionne Nugent, told JIS News. read more

PM Says UN Initiative To Mobilise Climate Financing Going Very Well

Story Highlights “We have come up with some excellent ideas on how this can be done and we will be marketing this all around the world,” he said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the political initiative being led by himself and President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to mobilise climate financing to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement has been going “very well”. “We have started and countries are making greater pledges about increasing their work,” he added. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the political initiative being led by himself and President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to mobilise climate financing to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement has been going “very well”.“We have come up with some excellent ideas on how this can be done and we will be marketing this all around the world,” he said.“We have started and countries are making greater pledges about increasing their work,” he added.Mr. Holness was speaking at the inauguration of Paradise Park Solar Farm in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on Wednesday (October 2).Last year, at the 73rd Session of the United General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Mr. Holness and President Macron were asked by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to mobilise the Government and private-sector support in raising $100 billion per year in climate finance by 2020.The UN Secretary-General said that the funds were needed to address the mitigation and adaptation needs of developing countries.He noted that within the context of the Paris Agreement, developed countries have reaffirmed the pledge made at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009, to mobilise $100 billion per year from a combination of public and private sources.Prime Minister Holness, in noting the importance of the initiative, said that “we know from where we are living that there are changes that are happening in our climate, which are leading to disasters”.“These disasters obviously have a human impact… a dislocating and devastating human impact. It is important to know, though, that there is also a fiscal impact… meaning the ability of the country to finance recovery. So, we have to do our part in figuring out ways to finance after a weather event that creates a disaster and how do we finance before a weather event that is likely to create a disaster,” he noted.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness said that Jamaica is looking to work with the United States to strengthen the island’s disaster resilience.He noted that he met with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House and “we had a very good conversation on how Jamaica and the United States can work closer in ensuring that there is a good plan in place for disaster recovery and resilience”.Paradise Park, a US$65-million investment, is the largest solar project in Jamaica. It is projected to significantly decrease the country’s dependence on fossil fuels, while helping the island to reach its sustainable development targets.The solar farm is designed to supply 37 megawatts of power. read more

CMS Cepcor strategic partnership with Requip

first_imgUK companies CMS Cepcor Ltd, based in Coalville, Leicestershire and Requip Supplies Ltd, based in Newark, Nottinghamshire have agreed a new strategic supply partnership to better serve the growing global aftermarket demand for premium quality jaw, cone and impact crusher spare parts along with replacement screen and asphalt plant spares.Requip has for many years been accepted as the leading UK supplier of impact crusher spare parts, whereas, CMS Cepcor is a leading and largest supplier of cone and jaw crusher spares and service. “Combined our joint experience and product range provides crusher operators with a genuine alternative for most popular crusher brands and models.”As part of the supply partnership CMS Cepcor will manage and distribute the entire Requip stock inventory from its global headquarters based in Coalville, utilising our modern warehousing and distribution networks. Requip will continue to focus on product support and development of its impact crusher ranges.“With a combined sales turnover approaching £30 million and stock inventory of over £10 million the alliance strengthens the position of both CMS Cepcor and Requip as the genuine alternatives to the OEM.”last_img read more