Christian Hackenberg Has Disastrous Start To His First AAF Game

first_imgChristian Hackenberg winds up to throw.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: Christian Hackenberg #14 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a pass in the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Christian Hackenberg struggled with ball security during his time at Penn State and while he bounced around the NFL.The 23-year-old quarterback is hoping to revamp his career in the Alliance of American Football league, which debuted this weekend. The new league features eight different teams and a number of notable former college football stars.Hackenberg, who never took an NFL regular season snap, started behind center for the Memphis Express this afternoon.The start of the game did not go well.Hackenberg, who was a second round pick by the New York Jets in 2016, completed just 1 of his first 5 passes for 10 yards. He also threw an interception.IRON FOOTBALLChristian Hackenberg is picked off, and the @aafiron get great field position. pic.twitter.com/Lt3xfA96BO— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) February 10, 2019Hackenberg had said before the AAF draft that he was throwing the ball as well as he ever had.“I don’t think I’ve thrown the football this good ever,” Hackenberg told Penn Live back during the AAF draft. “Like, I wish I had this five years ago. But the good news is I’m 23, I’m sure I can do it and I did it. Now it’s just about going out and playing.”The game is on CBS Sports Network.last_img read more

Critical Care Nurses Leave for More Specialised Training

The nurses have already completed seven months of didactic training in Jamaica under the one-year critical care training programme, which began in October 2018. The nurses will complete the last five months of their training in the UK, which entails immersed clinical experience. Story Highlights Thirteen critical care nurses and two nurse educators will head to the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday (June 12), to receive further specialised training at the Leeds Teaching Hospital. This bilateral arrangement has been facilitated under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Health and Wellness, and the Government of the UK. Thirteen critical care nurses and two nurse educators will head to the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday (June 12), to receive further specialised training at the Leeds Teaching Hospital.This bilateral arrangement has been facilitated under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Health and Wellness, and the Government of the UK.The nurses have already completed seven months of didactic training in Jamaica under the one-year critical care training programme, which began in October 2018. The nurses will complete the last five months of their training in the UK, which entails immersed clinical experience.British High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Asif Ahmad, hosted a farewell reception for the nurses at the Commission’s location in Kingston on Thursday (June 6).Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, who was in attendance, said the partnership will help to further build the capacity of Jamaica’s nurses in specialist nursing, which has been a key challenge in the public health sector.“You are going to be creating value for public health in the UK and, in turn, the people, Government and institutions in the UK will create value for you, so that you become better at what you do and your mission of choosing this profession will be better for it,” he said.The Minister shared that he has visited the Leeds Teaching Hospital which has “an amazing operation”, and in his interactions has learnt that the staff is looking forward to welcoming the Jamaican nurses.“They are looking forward to learning from you as well as to give you the opportunity to learn from the institution and the persons who are there, and strengthening their faculty and what they are offering to the citizens in and around those parts of the country,” he said.Dr. Tufton encouraged the nurses to embrace and enjoy the experience, noting that the benefits of the programme go well beyond the technical competences they will be learning.“You’re going to be given the exposure of a new environment and culture. You will be given the opportunity to see a new approach, a new society and how that society functions and that will only make you a better professional and a better world citizen,” he said.The Minister also told the nurses that they should see themselves as pioneers under this programme, and seek to spread the Jamaican culture as ambassadors for Jamaica.In his remarks, the British High Commissioner wished the participants well on their journey, and briefed them on some of what to expect during their stay.He told the nurses that as the first cohort under the programme, they have a “double responsibility” to learn and then impart what they have learnt to their local counterparts, “and to be the role models that others will follow. So, you have [a] special pioneering role.”During the immersed clinical experience, the nurses will be rotated across intensive care nursing sub-specialties. The participants will return to Jamaica in November for final examination and be retained in the local workforce for a period not less than two years. read more

Month of Activities to Celebrate Seniors

The National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) will be marking Senior Citizens’ Week with a series of activities during the month of September into early October.NCSC Executive Director, Cassandra Morrison, told JIS News that the observance, under the theme ‘Older Persons: Partners in Social, Cultural and Economic Development’, will recognise the immense contribution that seniors are making to the Jamaican economy.Activities kick off on September 5 with inter-parish Bible quiz competitions across the island, which are aimed at fostering intellectual stimulation among the seniors.The Ministry of Health and Wellness-sponsored Caribbean Wellness Day forum is scheduled for September 10 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, under the theme ‘Healthy Ageing Starts Now’.Senior Citizens’ Week will be officially launched on September 20 at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, and the national church service will take place on September 22 at the Grace Baptist Church, 24-26 Sewell Crescent in May Pen, Clarendon.On September 24, senior citizens will have the opportunity to mix and mingle at a seniors’ treat/garden party on the grounds of the Police Officers’ Club in St. Andrew.The following day, September 25, the NCSC will partner with the Forestry Department and the Lions Club to plant trees in select public spaces across the island.On Thursday, September 26, several senior citizens will be recognised for their outstanding contribution to their communities at parish awards ceremonies organised by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and the NCSC secretariat.National Grandparents’ Day will be observed on Sunday, September 29 with an evening of entertainment at Emancipation Park, featuring Fab 5 in concert.An Elder Abuse Awareness Forum is scheduled for The Knutsford Court Hotel on Tuesday, October 1, in observance of International Day of Older Persons.Activities will culminate with the National Senior Citizens’ Spelling Bee Competition on October 4. The NCSC is a department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and is responsible for implementing the National Policy for Senior Citizens. It also advises the Minister on all matters concerning senior citizens’ welfare. Activities kick off on September 5 with inter-parish Bible quiz competitions across the island, which are aimed at fostering intellectual stimulation among the seniors. NCSC Executive Director, Cassandra Morrison, told JIS News that the observance, under the theme ‘Older Persons: Partners in Social, Cultural and Economic Development’, will recognise the immense contribution that seniors are making to the Jamaican economy. The National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) will be marking Senior Citizens’ Week with a series of activities during the month of September into early October. Story Highlights read more