It’s no surprise that women predominate many health care professions. In fact, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 92 percent of nurses are female. However, that’s not exactly the case in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field, where women make up only 21 percent of licensed paramedics.Six students at the OTC Waynesville Center are working against that trend. The group makes up the college’s first all-female paramedic cohort. Some of the women have years of experience as emergency medical technicians, while others are fresh out of EMT school. A few are even stationed as medics at the nearby military base. Kylea Traughber and her classmate, Samantha Gordineer, are combat medic specialists at Fort Leonard Wood. Onsite, they’re more often referred to as 68Ws (pronounced sixty-eight whiskeys). Kylea says she and her classmates have helped each other grow in the field. “Everyone brings something different to the table,” Kylea explained. “We’ve done a great job taking turns at lifting up or encouraging those who might not be as experienced as some in a particular area.”Kelly Johnson, the cohort’s instructor, also spoke to the students’ strengths. “They’re a dynamic group. They’re diverse with multiple different skill sets coming into the class, but they work and build off of each other,” she said. In Missouri, EMS students must earn their EMT certification and licensure before applying to paramedic school. Kelly’s students typically work 24-48 hour shifts as EMTs in addition to their paramedic training and clinical rotations. But the women in this particular cohort say they have to overcome a bit more than sleepless nights and time management skills while they’re in school. “Patients will sometimes tell us that we’re too small to be paramedics,” Kylea explained. “We’ll hear comments like that while we’re on the job or performing clinicals.”Tatiana Bashant, a former dental assistant turned EMT, says she’s gotten pretty good at letting remarks like that roll off her back.“I just brush it off or I let it motivate me, depending on the situation,” she explained. “I’m a strong woman. I know what I’m capable of.” Despite their many differences, the students all agree they’ve got what it takes to succeed in the field. The cohort is on track to complete OTC’s paramedic program in December. About OTC’s Emergency Medical Services ProgramOTC’s EMS Program provides students with both EMT-Basic and paramedic training at several locations across southwest Missouri. Students can pursue their EMT and paramedic certification at the OTC Springfield Campus, the OTC Table Rock Campus and the OTC Waynesville Center. In the spring of 2019, OTC began offering EMT training at the Fort Leonard Wood military base.For more information about OTC’s EMS Program, visit academics.otc.edu/alliedhealth/emt/.
Get instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270. Subscribe
At a recent event at the Hamburg offices of MAN Diesel & Turbo, Dr Uwe Lauber – CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo – presented Gerd Wessels, Managing Owner of Wessels Reederei with a take-over certificate marking the formal conclusion of the ‘Wes Amelie’ LNG conversion project.Gerd Wessels said, “This pioneering project marks a milestone in the European container feeder market, and MAN has impressively proven that existing engines can be converted to LNG operation with a tremendous effect on exhaust emissions and the environment.”The project involved the retrofitting of the 1,036-teu feeder container ship’s MAN 8L48/60B main engine to a multi-fuel, four-stroke MAN 51/60DF unit that enables dual-fuel operation – the first such conversion of its type the world has ever seen.Christian Hoepfner, General Manager of Wessels Reederei, said, “The ‘Wes Amelie’ operates in the highly regulated Nordic and Baltic Seas. Since they are both within Emission Control Areas, the ship needs to meet the highest environmental standards and strictest limits for emissions. By converting to a low emission fuel, we are safeguarding the future of this container ship as well as our own competitiveness in the market.”Stefan Eefting – Head of MAN PrimeServ in Augsburg added, “We are very happy to have successfully completed this project with the great cooperation of our partner, Wessels Reederei. In doing so, we trust that the dramatic reduction in emissions will mark the beginning of a trend towards the adoption of LNG as an environmentally friendly fuel within the maritime sector.”“By providing customers with the technology to retrofit their existing fleet, we are driving what we call the maritime energy transition”, adds Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo. “There are roughly 40,000 cargo vessels in operation worldwide. If we are serious about decarbonisation and want the shipping industry to be climate neutral by 2050, we need to take action today.”The dual-fuel conversion has enabled the ‘Wes Amelie’ to significantly reduce its SOx emissions by >99%, NOx by approximately 90%, and CO2 by up to 20%. The vessel now meets both the Tier II and Tier III emission requirements set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).Works were carried out at German Dry Docks in Bremerhaven in cooperation with gas-specialist, TGE Marine Engineering, who provided tank and LNG components. Bureau Veritas, the international classification society based in France, classed the conversion.Wessels and MAN Diesel & Turbo originally signed the retrofit contract at the Europort exhibition for maritime technology in November 2015. The ‘Wes Amelie’ was constructed in 2011 and has already re-entered service on its usual route between the North and Baltic Seas. Author: Priyanka Ann Saini
Alabama coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, pictured here at the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015, have yet to pick a No. 1 quarterback.College football season begins this week.Do you know who your quarterback is?Half the teams in the SEC don’t.It’s a league of Haves and Have Nots. Half the teams have an established starting quarterback. Half do not. And until things are settled, it’s tough to project a favorite in each division.Case in point: Despite having proven players at so many positions, Alabama’s quarterback spot is in a state of flux. Most expected Jacob Coker to have nailed down the job by now, but he’s still competing with Alec Morris and Cooper Bateman.With coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin still uncertain, there are indications the Crimson Tide will play at least two quarterbacks in the opener against Wisconsin.“Sometimes you run the risk of naming a guy before he’s really won the team or won the job,” Saban said. “So then you have to un-name him. Does that do the player any good?”Mark Richt of Georgia and Jim McElwain of Florida also have hinted they will play two quarterbacks in their openers, with those games serving as live auditions for the starting spot in subsequent games.Ranking Vols’ 2015 games by intrigueVanderbilt football among few using virtual realityAt LSU, the race between Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings is too close to call. Ole Miss is adjusting to life after Bo Wallace. Kyle Allen won the Texas A&M starting job at midseason in 2014, but he’s being pushed by freshman Kyler Murray, a top-tier recruit.After using four quarterbacks last season, Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has indicated he plans to name a starter and stick with him. However, Mason said he will not publicly name his starter — either Johnny McCrary or Wade Freebeck — prior to the opener against Western Kentucky on Thursday.On the other hand, some SEC coaches know exactly what they have. Here are the top five quarterbacks in the SEC:1) Dak Prescott, Mississippi StateWith seven offensive starters gone from the 2014 team that opened 9-0 and achieved the first No. 1 national ranking in school history, look for Prescott to carry an even bigger load this season.He’s up to it. Based on what he did in 2014, Prescott is considered a Heisman Trophy candidate. If he can get the Bulldogs into contention in the SEC West again, he deserves serious consideration.2) Jeremy Johnson, AuburnJohnson is one of the worst-kept secrets in the SEC. Even though he started only one game last season — the opener against Arkansas when Nick Marshall was suspended — the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Johnson is recognized as the best pro prospect among SEC quarterbacks.Although Johnson is more of a passer than a runner, he’ll get some carries in Gus Malzahn’s offense. With his size and speed, Johnson is often compared to Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton … with good reason.3) Josh Dobbs, TennesseeThe Vols had a midseason offensive makeover in 2014 when Justin Worley was injured and Dobbs was inserted. With Dobbs’ mobility, UT became a true read-option team and averaged 207.5 rushing yards in the final six games.Assuming the offensive line solidifies itself as the season goes on, look for the Vols to expand their passing game. Dobbs’ accuracy has improved dramatically and he has a number of talented targets.4) Maty Mauk, MissouriHe’s 14-4 as a starter and has led Missouri to back-to-back SEC East championships, yet Mauk often is overlooked among premier SEC quarterbacks. Granted, consistency is an issue but it’s hard to argue with his production and success.After completing just 39.6 percent of his passes in the Tigers’ first four SEC games, Mauk improved dramatically when the division title was on the line. He completed 54 percent of his throws for an average of 227.8 yards per game as Mizzou finished off a 7-1 SEC record.5) Brandon Allen, ArkansasDespite 25 career starts for the Razorbacks, the most of any quarterback in the SEC, Allen is among the most underrated players in the conference. Part of that is due to Bret Bielema’s run-first offense.Allen, a senior, threw for 2,285 yards and 20 touchdowns last season. He was intercepted only five times, the fewest in the SEC and the third fewest in the nation among quarterbacks that started every game. Reach David Climer at 615-259-8020 and on Twitter @DavidClimer. Interactive graphic SEC FOOTBALL: Viewer’s Guide to Week 1 games
COMMENT Written By The interest in Indian female sports has seen a rapid rise in the country over the past few years. While veteran women athletes like Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal and Mary Kom have already made a name for themselves in their respective sporting fields, youngsters like PV Sindhu and Smriti Mandhana among others are slowly rising through the ranks with their continuous excellence. Their popularity can also be evidenced through their followers across popular social media platforms, primarily Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Also Read | COVID-19: An Aged Couple Meet Months After Being Apart; Anushka Sharma, Sania Mirza ReactSania Mirza, Sania Nehwal, PV Sindhu top social media popularity chartsAs of June 2020, Indian tennis legend Sania Mirza’s online followers have been estimated to be more than 29.4 million, which makes her the most followed Indian women athlete on social media. She has 13.9 million followers on Facebook, 9.1 million followers on Twitter and an additional 6.4 million of them on Instagram. Sania Mirza’s popularity soared during the mid 2000s, i.e. the time when she achieved her highest singles ranking of 27. Her fame only escalated further when she gained a huge fan following among Pakistani sporting fans after marrying their former cricket captain Shoaib Malik in a high-profile 2010 wedding.Former World No.1 and badminton star Saina Nehwal is placed second on the list with more than 17.3 million followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Haryana-born player achieved her peak ranking in 2015 and was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government a year later. Saina Nehwal is also a known philanthropist, who quite often engages herself in charitable activities.Much like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu is another Indian badminton ace who rose to popularity by winning multiple medals at high profile tournaments. For her victory at the 2019 World Championships, she became the first Indian to be crowned Badminton World Champion. PV Sindhu is currently the third most popular Indian female athlete on social media with more than 5.7 million followers.The numbers come as a slight surprise since Mirza and Nehwal, both who below from Hyderabad, have either been absent or struggled for form in recent years, either due to personal reasons or injuries. Also Read | Ads Featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal Face ASCI FlakAmong India’s top 10 most followed women sporting figures, 27-year old wrestler Sakshi Malik is placed at 10th position. She was also recently nominated for the Arjuna Award by the Indian government for her achievement in wrestling. On the cricketing front, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj are the only players to have made the list.Headlined by the likes of Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, here is a look at India’s top 10 most followed women athletes on social media (Facebook + Twitter + Instagram).Sania Mirza (Tennis) – 29.4+ million followersSaina Nehwal (Badminton) – 17.3+ million followersPV Sindhu (Badminton) – 5.7+ million followersJwala Gutta (Badminton) – 4.6+ million followersSmriti Mandhana (Cricket) – 3.7+ million followersMithali Raj (Cricket) – 3.7+ million followersGeeta Phogat (Wrestling) – 2.2+ million followersMary Kom (Boxing) – 1.9+ million followersBabita Phogat (Wrestling) – 1.7+ million followersSakshi Malik (Wrestling) – 1.3+ million followersAlso Read | Yuzvendra Chahal Considers Shoaib Malik Better Player Of Spin Than Steve SmithAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s Motivational Advice On First Meeting Made Huge Impact On Me: Smriti Mandhana FOLLOW US LIVE TV Aakash Saini First Published: 5th June, 2020 17:43 IST WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th June, 2020 17:44 IST Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal Top List Of Most Followed Indian Women Athletes On Social Media Tennis legend Sania Mirza and badminton aces Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are three of the most followed Indian women athletes across social media platforms.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Though disappointed that his home franchise chose not to retain him for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season, wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin is looking forward to proving his worth to his new squad, the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots. Earlier this week, it was announced that the 35-year-old who has played in the CPL tournament since its inception in 2013, helping the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) to the title in 2017 and 2018, was released by the franchise and subsequently signed by Patriots.“I was very disappointed but it was beyond my control; it’s sport. I had lots of fun memories with them on and off the field, winning two trophies,” the Trinidadian, who scored 190 runs with a top score of 50 in the 2019 CPL, told Sportsmax.However, he added: “I am happy to join a new team. It’s all about business and nothing else.” The former West Indies captain added that Patriots would benefit from his experience and ability to adapt to any situation during this year’s CPL which is tentatively still set for August 19 – September 26, even as organisers keep a close eye on the COVID-19 pandemic that has halted sporting activity across the world.Over his six seasons playing in the CPL for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and TKR, Ramdin amassed more than 1 000 runs.Of those, 619 of them were made at TKR, making him one of four players to have scored 500-plus runs for the franchise which he spent four years with. In an Instagram post on Tuesday after it was announced he had not been retained, he thanked fans for supporting him during his stint with the two-time CPL champions.“Now it’s time to move on,” he added.Ramdin was the only new Caribbean player signed by Patriots. The team members retained by the franchise were: Rayad Emrit, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, and West Indies emerging player Dominic Drakes. Over a career that has spanned more than a decade and more, Ramdin scored over 2 000 runs in both Tests and ODIs. His tally of 188 dismissals as a wicketkeeper is the third highest for any Windies keeper.
“In this regard, Gestifute publicly states that: “One newspaper makes the unfounded allegation that Gestifute, its clients and its advisers of having, directly or indirectly, created, organized or designed tax structures to facilitate tax evasion using tax havens. – Both Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho are fully compliant with their tax obligations with the Spanish and British tax authorities. – Any insinuation or accusation made to Cristiano Ronaldo or José Mourinho over the commission of a tax offense will be reported to the legal authorities and prosecuted. Sport EN Football Leaks gave information to various media organisations in different countries, who reported the story this week, claiming that various players used tax havens to save money. CET “Furthermore, today news have come out insinuating a reprehensible conduct by Cristiano Ronaldo and questioning his good name. “In addition, Gestifute publicly states that: – We always act with the highest level of professionalism in our relationships with our clients and the authorities in all those countries in which we operate. 04/12/2016 Gestifute, a firm representing both Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, has spoken up in defence of the pair after allegations of tax evasion made against them. – Neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor José Mourinho have ever been involved in legal proceedings regarding the commission of a tax offense. – We will not hesitate to take legal action to defend ourselves and our clients over any untrue and unlawful allegations published about us.” Upd. at 17:48 “The most serious and malicious allegations in the enquiries relate to Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo. Gestifute released a statement reading: – European tax authorities have different criteria in terms of image rights and foreign clients are often affected by these differences, which they respect and abide by. In any cases in which there have been disagreements with the respective authorities on the tax criteria to be applied, these have always been resolved by agreement with the authorities without legal proceedings ever being necessary. – Our goal as a company is to provide the best advice to our clients, always within the framework of the applicable law at the time in each country we operate.
Image Courtesy: NDTV SportsAdvertisement 84wdNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsgbo74hiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eh6s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b0xWould you ever consider trying this?😱hp6jCan your students do this? 🌚bo271Roller skating! Powered by Firework Sunrisers Hyderabad cruised to win against a Super Kings side which played without MS Dhoni. The SRH bowling unit rose to the occasion to restrict the men in yellow before chasing the total with more than 3 overs to spare.Advertisement Image Courtesy: NDTV SportsSuresh Raina led the yellow army with MS Dhoni being rested for the fixture. The stand-in captain opted to bat first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The table leaders named 2 changes with Sam Billings replacing MS Dhoni while Karn Sharma took place of Mitchell Santner in the playing XI.Rashid Khan was the architect in chief after breaking CSK’s middle order. The leg spinner was well supported by economical spells from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed. Barring Faf du Plessis, no batsman looked comfortable on the Hyderabad wicket.Advertisement Chasing a total of just 133, the in-form SRH openers laid the foundation well with orange cap holder David Warner taking initiative. The left-handed explosive opener scored a swift fifty.Despite losing some wickets in quick succession, the hosts were able to recover to end the chase well in time. This marks SRH’s first victory over the defending champions in 5 attempts.Advertisement Brief ScorecardCSK 132-5 (20 overs) (F.du.Plessis 45; R.Khan 2-17)SRH 137-4 (16.5 overs) (J.Bairstow 61; I.Tahir 2-20)Read Also:India’s World Cup 2019 Squad: Is it good enough to get the job done?R Ashwin says the race is heating up after 5th win of KXIP Advertisement
By ALANA MITCHELSON OFFICER’s inaugural Anzac Day Dawn Service attracted a large crowd who gathered to stand in remembrance of…[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.