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Seeking healthy inspiration

first_imgAbout 140 students packed Harvard’s i-lab in Allston Tuesday night for the kickoff of the Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge, a $75,000 contest whose aim is to promote new ideas and innovative thinking in key health-related areas.The attendees — including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and community members — came from a variety of backgrounds, from science to public health to business, but had one thing in common: new ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit.Will Adams, a graduate student at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has spent the past several years coaxing stem cells to differentiate into the cells that line blood vessels, called the vascular endothelium. Adams attended the event to look for partners who could complement his expertise and help translate his ideas into working therapies for diseases such as atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Adams pointed out that the gathering brought together people from fields that don’t often mix: science and business.“It should be interesting to see how those two groups get along, since they almost never meet otherwise,” Adams said.The event followed on the November announcement of the program, which promises a total of $150,000 in challenge prizes in two major areas. In addition to health and life sciences, a similar challenge in the arts, the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, launched Dec. 6 with a performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The challenges are supported by friends and alumni of Harvard University and the Office of the President.On Tuesday, Richard Lee, a scientist and clinician, kicked off the challenge with a thought-provoking talk about the hurdles of commercializing advances developed in his lab. After the formal part of the program, members of the audience were encouraged to mix and meet, and to form teams.“None of you is smart enough to do this on your own,” said Lee, a professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and affiliate of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. “There’s a long road. There’s a lot of work ahead, and you need teamwork to get things done.”The students have almost four months to formulate their proposals, which are due March 3. Finalists — judges will select up to eight — will receive $5,000 grants to further develop their ideas. In late May, a grand prize winner and up to three runners-up will share the $75,000 prize.The challenge is intended to stimulate and support new ideas to improve health around the world. Ideas are being sought in four categories: redesigning health delivery; changing behavior to improve health; furthering stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; and developing computation and data analysis for new therapies, personalized medicine, and public health.In his talk, Lee outlined two significant advances in his lab and asked audience members to choose which one might be the best candidate for a million dollars in development funds. The first is a treatment to regrow cartilage. The body’s inability to regrow damaged cartilage is a major cause of arthritis, so a therapy that improves it has a lot of market potential. The second is a circulating factor in the blood that improves the heart health of laboratory mice, apparently turning back the clock and rejuvenating the heart itself.To those who thought the cartilage treatment was most worthy of the development funding, Lee said that FDA approval remains a major impediment to marketing it. To those who selected the heart health factor, he pointed out that results were only in lab mice so far, so major hurdles remain.There is no right answer to the question of where best to allocate the dollars, Lee said, but what’s important is for the budding entrepreneurs to look down the road for obstacles, of which there will be plenty, and seek ways around them.“If you think you have a perfect plan, you probably haven’t talked to enough people,” Lee said.last_img read more

Building a better med student

first_img Done right, machine learning could transform treatment and diagnosis for patients worldwide Related Beam pursued a doctorate in informatics and now develops data-driven models that improve decision-making in health care. He works to create artificial intelligence systems capable of sifting and interpreting the avalanche of data that has been spawned by research in a variety of clinical specialties over the past 20 years.Recent research has demonstrated that big data can inform diagnostic algorithms that perform as well as — in some cases, better than — physicians. Some forecast that artificial intelligence will help alleviate clinician shortages while also improving access to diagnostic care for people living in remote or underserved geographic areas.“The success of our proto-med student project would be a sort of milestone marker for research that applies AI to medical information,” says Beam. “I also think there are some natural translational opportunities for a system that can answer general medical questions. It could be used as either a clinical physician-support tool or maybe even a type of patient-facing tool.“I think this could have tremendous application in either the developing world or parts of the United States where health care services are not readily available,” he adds. “It’s not about AI versus M.D., but M.D. enhanced by AI.”This article originally appeared in Harvard Medicine magazine.Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Andrew Beam plans to test his algorithm on next year’s Step 1 examination. This statement is incorrect and the algorithm will not take the actual USMLE. Current live USMLE content is not available for the type of research described in the article. Instead, the algorithm will be assessed on historical questions and additional questions from test prep companies. You’re a first-year medical student and Step 1 of three U.S. Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) looms. Study drills include everything from anatomy to physiology, aging to immunology. You pore over test prep books, boil down medical texts to memorizable flashcards, and scour an electronic library of an estimated 20,000 of cards assembled by other med students over more than five years, and analyze its annotated sample exam questions.The new year dawns and with it comes the posting of the USMLE scores. You’ve earned a 272. You breathe a sigh of relief.At the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the Blavatnik Institute at HMS, however, more studying is in order. Not by human students, but by a “proto-med student.”An algorithm.“We’ve been providing the algorithm with information that is increasingly complex, much like what a first-year medical student would face,” says Andrew Beam, a research associate in the department and leader of the team that’s been developing the artificial neural network. “We started by providing it with the content from basic science textbooks, moved to scientific literature, worked to increase its high-level vocabulary, introduced more targeted material, then started providing it with actual test prep material.“Like a medical student, artificial intelligence needs to begin with a broad foundation of knowledge so that it has a rough understanding of what the pieces are and a loose understanding of how they all fit together. If you just jump into the test prep material, everything looks random to the algorithm; it has no understanding of relationships. It has no context in which to make connections.”,Beam and his team are testing the algorithm on questions designed to assess a physician’s general biomedical knowledge which constitutes the basis of safe and effective patient care.Long term, the team hopes to evolve the network to achieve the diagnostic level of a fourth-year medical student, capable of analyzing clinical scenarios and applying clinical reasoning.Building proto students was not always Beam’s career goal. As an undergraduate computer science major, he had his sights on a career as a systems engineer in Silicon Valley. Then, in his junior year of college, he took a course in artificial intelligence.“It blew my mind,” Beam says. “It was the coolest thing — an awesome mix of philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. We pondered really fundamental questions about humanity and intelligence, everything to make an undergrad go, ‘Whoa, dude!’” Tapping the collective mindlast_img read more

Kelly Cares hosts Zumba class in the stadium

first_imgWhen you are diagnosed with any type of cancer, you fight like a champion. Paqui Kelly, two-time breast cancer survivor and co-founder and board president of the Kelly Cares Foundation, understands that fight.Kelly founded the organization with her husband, Irish head coach Brian Kelly, after her first experience with cancer.“I was sick for 18 months for the first time around. After I got better, I wanted to do something to help,” Kelly said. “I saw a lot of things when I was sick, and I was thankful that I had all the insurance that I needed, rides to chemo, people to take care of me during times that weren’t very good days.“There were people, single people, who were struggling doing the same things I did. I found out that there are a lot of non-profits that have lots of little ‘angel people,’ as I call them, those single people, because they need help just like everyone else. That was where the idea started.”Monday, the organization held “Paqui’s Pink Out Zumba,” a free Zumba class on the field at Notre Dame Stadium, Kelly said. More than 900 people attended the event and participants received free goody bags and t-shirts.“It’s a lot of fun, and you can’t go wrong with movement and music,” Kelly said. “I’m so excited to be a part of it. We share stories and [talk about] how much has changed because of the amount of fundraising, education, new drugs and early detection programs.”Kelly said this is the second year the foundation has hosted Zumba in the stadium.“Cancer doesn’t just happen in October. Our theme for Paqui’s 2015 Wellness Playbook is educate, thrive and support,” Kelly said. “Those are the things you need to do. If you have an illness, you’ll need to educate yourself about that illness. You are going to have lots of support and to let yourself accept that support. The thrive part [of the theme comes in] when the people supporting you thrive off of you becoming better. It’s all part of the healing process, in my experience.”The Paqui’s Playbook series was created after the organization felt that breast cancer support was lacking in the South Bend area, Patrizia Martellaro, the marketing and development manger for the foundation, said.“There is not a lot in the area during October. So the series was created and designed to touch everyone with a bunch of different activities,” Martellaro said. “It is meant to get people educated on breast cancer and what they can do as a survivor or someone going through it or someone who just cares about the cause.”Martellaro said that the foundation wanted to plan a fun event that everyone could get involved with during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was designed to bring in students from the University, as well as those from the surrounding South Bend community.“Because health is one of the pillars of our organization, and staying healthy, having a healthy lifestyle is so important to preventing any kind of disease, including cancer, we wanted to do something health-related that people could get involved in,” said Martellaro.According to Kelly, the event was simply designed to raise awareness for the cause.“For the people that have gone through it, it is something to help them celebrate their health,” she said.Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the foundation will hold numerous different events as part of the Paqui’s Playbook series, Martellaro said. In addition to the Pink Out Zumba Event, the foundation will be holding a Pedal in Pink Cycle event on campus in the Rockne Memorial on Oct. 27.“What we hope people get out of it [is] to motivate each other to go get their mammograms and have good health habits. That is the goal,” Kelly said.Tags: breast cancer awareness, cancer, Kelly Cares Foundation, zumbalast_img read more

Guerrilla Offensives Leave More Dead and Wounded in Colombia

first_imgBy Dialogo September 21, 2011 Three actions by the FARC guerrilla group in northeastern and southern Colombia left 4 dead and 12 wounded, including 9 members of Government forces, military and civilian authorities announced on September 18. Initially, a FARC attack in a rural area of the Colombian municipality of Sardinata (in northeastern Colombia) wounded seven members of Government forces, said General Fernando Pineda, commander of the Army’s 30th Brigade in the area. “In effect, there was an attack by the FARC’s Squad 33 early Sunday morning. We evacuated two Soldiers and two police officers who were more seriously wounded,” the officer told Bogota radio stations. Another three police officers were also wounded, the announcement added. According to Pineda, “the Army reinforced the local police with helicopters and personnel, while operations are continuing” in order to locate the rebels who attacked the town. The attack took place in the hamlet of Las Mercedes, in a rural area of Sardinata (500 km northeast of Bogota), a “neuralgic” region “for all drug-trafficking activities,” the officer affirmed. Elsewhere, in a rural area of the municipality of Barbacoas, in the department of Nariño (in southern Colombia), two civilians died and five people, including two police officers, were injured when an explosive device was activated at the same time that around 200 people were participating in a political rally. Condemning the action, which took place on September 17, the peace advisor of the Nariño Governor’s Office, Javier Hernández, demanded respect for communities’ human rights from armed groups and also asked the national government for “greater results in dealing with the security issue.” Also on September 17, in the department of Caqueta (in southern Colombia), alleged FARC guerrillas attacked an Army patrol, leaving two Soldiers dead, authorities in the region announced on September 18. These incidents come on the heels of another FARC attack the day before, targeting a caravan of vehicles, including several tractor-trailers carrying oil, that left one civilian dead. Also on September 16, FARC guerrillas launched a canister bomb that fell on a school in Caloto, a rural area in the country’s southwest. Colonel José Obdulio Espejo, a spokesperson for the Armed Forces General Command (CGFM), confirmed that at least one minor died, while at least seven or eight others were injured in the incident. In recent weeks, the FARC guerrilla group has increased its actions against members of Government forces, in what the authorities consider an offensive that has become traditional in the period leading up to elections, as a mechanism for demonstrating the group’s presence and vigor in various regions of the country. On October 30, Colombians will go to the polls to elect departmental governors, municipal mayors, provincial legislators, municipal councilors, and district commissioners.last_img read more

April 1, 2006 News and Notes

first_img April 1, 2006 News & Notes News and Notes Dennis J. Olle of Adorno & Yoss was re-elected president of the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association. Elizabeth M. Hernandez of Coral Gables and Rafael E. Suarez- Rivas of Miami presented the “What You Need to Know about Public Records and Open Meeting Laws” in a legal seminar held in Miami. W. Trent Steele of West Palm Beach was named chair of the Foundation for Comprehensive Community Care’s “Share the Health” campaign to establish a private, nonprofit community health center in Palm Beach County. Peter M. Feaman of Hodgson Russ in Boca Raton was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Palm Beach County Zoning Commission. Michael Joblove of Genovese Joblove & Battista in Miami was appointed to the board of the International Franchise Association’s Council of Forum Suppliers. Renee Goldenberg has written a two-volume book, Florida Family Law & Practice, published by James Publishing, Inc. Jennifer A. Geiser of Fowler White Boggs Banker in West Palm Beach was invited to serve on the Wilkes Honors College Advisory Board as an alumni representative. Geiser also founded the Wilkes Honors College Alumni Society Tom Scarritt of Scarritt Law Group in Tampa was a featured speaker at an ethics seminar in Tampa. His topic was the purpose and function of the Florida Commission on Ethics and Hillsborough County Judicial Campaign Practices Committee. Melanie Emmons Damian of Damian Valori in Miami is scheduled to lecture at the ABA’s third annual “Institute for the Young Business Lawyer” at the Marriott Waterside Hotel in Tampa. Robert A. Schatzman of Adorno & Yoss in Coral Gables was elected president of Temple Beth Am. Stephen G. Charpentier of Childress & Charpentier in Melbourne presented remarks at the dedication ceremony of the historic Titusville courthouse named in honor of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Vasser B. Carlton. Michael J. Higer was reappointed to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee on Rules and Procedures for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. Brian F. Spector of Kenny Nachwalter’s Miami office has become firm counsel and adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, and is devoting his practice to serving as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in professional responsibility and liability matters Margaret Ioannides of Austin, TX, and Jacksonville was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Austin. Michael C. Gongora of Becker & Poliakoff in Miami has been elected president of the Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board for 2006. Gongora was also appointed to the City of Miami Beach condominium Reform Task Force. Debora J. Turner of the Miami Beach City Attorney’s Office spoke at the Real Estate Law, Negotiations, and Approvals course at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture. The topic was Property Rights Law (Bert J. Harris Act). Michele D. Morales of Cole, Scott & Kissane served as a faculty presenter in Orlando and Miami for a seminar on nursing home negligence in Florida offered by Lorman Education Services. Jeffrey S. Badgley was a speaker at a seminar called “Jury Selection in Florida” hosted by Lorman Education Services. His topic was “Jury Selection: What You Can and Can’t Do.” Franklin R. Harrison of Panama City was elected to the board of trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Carlton Fields has established the Snow Community Service Award which recognizes attorneys at Carlton Fields who provide exemplary service to charitable or civic organizations within their community. The award is named in honor of former president and CEO, Thomas A. Snow. Anthony “Tony” Upshaw, a partner in Adorno & Yoss’ Miami office, has been elected to the ABA Board of Governors; his three-year term will begin in August. Latour “LT” Lafferty, a shareholder at Fowler White Boggs Banker’s Tampa office, has been certified in Health Care Corporate Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association. Lafferty practices in the firm’s health care and white collar crime practice groups. Glen J. Torcivia of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates in West Palm Beach presented a case study of local government law for Barry University’s Master’s in Public Administration course. Lara Donlon of Glen J. Torcivia & Associates in West Palm Beach earned certification as a senior professional in human resources awarded by the human resource certification institute. Hugh A. Richeson, Jr., of Florin Roebig in Palm Harbor was elected to the board of directors of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay. Christine D. Hanley of Christine D. Hanley & Associates in West Palm Beach presented “Employment Law: Boys & Girls Club Work in this Generation of Litigation” at a conference in Destin. Christian D. “Chris” Searcy of Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley received the 2006 War Horse Award by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. The award was presented to Searcy and another recipient at the organization’s annual banquet in New Orleans. S. Brent Spain of Theriaque Vorbeck & Spain’s Orlando office presented “Basic Foundational Principles of Easements” and “Enforcement of Easements and Effectively Resolving Easement Disputes” at a seminar hosted by the National Business Institute in Orlando. Michael J. Keller of Lott & Friedland’s Ft. Lauderdale office chaired the Biodeals/ Licensing Executives Society track of the Annual BioFlorida meeting in West Palm Beach and spoke on “Identifying Partners.” Carlos A. Lacasa of Ruden McCloskey’s Miami office was recently appointed by Comptroller Tom Gallagher to serve on the Board of Governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Lacasa is a member of the firm’s Administrative and Governmental practice group. April 1, 2006 News and Noteslast_img read more

Blurred images: Concerns raised over growing conservatism in public universities

first_imgA picture recently posted on the Instagram account of a student body at the Jakarta State University’s (UNJ) engineering school has raised not only eyebrows but also the question as to whether students in public universities are drifting further to the right.The picture, posted by @bemftunj, shows photos of female and male students smiling to the camera— with bold and bright text showing their names and positions in the organization – but while the male students are depicted in sharp focus against a blurred background, their female counterparts are shown in low contrast, thus blending in with the background and creating a somewhat ghost-like appearance.Netizens were upset by the Instagram post, which they considered sexist and misogynistic, but the students said they saw nothing wrong with it. Scholars say the incident was another sign of growing religious conservatism on campuses that they believe poses a serious threat to national unity and identity.  Alamsyah Dja’far, a pro-pluralism researcher at Wahid Foundation, contended that Islamic conservatism was thriving in the country’s higher education institutions since the downfall of Soeharto more than two decades ago. The trend, he said, showed no signs of ending.A climate of freedom has emboldened Muslim student activists to flaunt their way of life, in stark contrast to their first emergence in the late 1970s—shortly after the Iranian revolution—when they were facing Soeharto’s repressive policies.They now mostly operate under a student body called Lembaga Dakwah Kampus (Campus Religious Propagation Institute, LDK). Almost all renowned public universities in the country, such as the University of Indonesia (UI), Gadjah Mada University (UGM) and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), have their own LDK.“The movement is mainly influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood’s conservative doctrines,” Alamsyah said, referring to a transnational organization aiming to establish a state ruled by Sharia law. “Its ultimate goal is to rule the country,” he underlined.Alamsyah feared that, if the moderate Islamic groups failed to stem the tide of conservative Islam on campuses, the country could eventually lose its identity.“It’s just like what happened to [the Islamic Republic of] Maldives, whose current concern is whether to make the burka obligatory,” Alamsyah said.Indonesia, he said, was slowly going into that direction, with the burka, niqab (full-faced veil) and hijab gaining popularity in the country, even surpassing that of the country’s national blouse, the kebaya.Noryamin Aini, a lecturer at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN Jakarta), concurred with Alamsyah, saying that “conservatives tended to enforce their beliefs on others.” His recent study, published by rights group Setara Institute, found that conservative Islam is dominating religious discourse in public universities. “Only 45 percent of respondents have a moderate point of view,” he said.The 2019 study interviews 1,000 participants from 10 public universities across the country, including UI in Jakarta, ITB in West Java, UGM in Yogyakarta, Airlangga University in East Java and Mataram University in West Nusa Tenggara.The blurring of female students’ images at UNJ has sparked anger among feminists for undermining their fight for gender equality.Cofounder of the Support Groups and Resource Center on Sexuality Studies Nadya Karima Melati said in a tweet last week that the move eliminated the role and existence of women from history.Topics : The leader of the student body, Ibrahim Katoni Baurekso, said they had only “decreased the quality of the picture” for the girls’ faces based on their own request. “It is not true that there is feminism, patriarchy, sexism at UNJ Engineering School’s BEM as claimed by other people,” he said.A UNJ student, who only wanted to be called Sani, said people should not be upset about the picture, because covering a woman’s face was “obligatory” in Islam, because “a woman’s face was aurat [a body part that should not be exposed].”The incident is not an isolated case. Students in other departments at UNJ have also refrained from exposing the faces of their female colleagues and replaced them with avatars of hijab-wearing girls. Only the male students are shown with their real faces.last_img read more

Twin tennis courts just the start of this grand Queenslander’s charms

first_imgThe 102-year-old Queenslander at 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, will be sold via tender.A GRAND 102-year-old Clayfield home Clonlara is being offered for sale for the first time in 60 years.The Queenslander — named after an Irish village in County Clare — was home to the late Sir Edward and Lady Dorothy Williams for 60 years. Daughter Zilla Lyons revealed her parents bought the house in the late 1950s, attracted by its size and massive yard.“They also needed space for their growing family (the first seven of their eight children were born in nine years) and accommodating all those children necessitated some practical modifications to the original layout,’’ she said. The kitchen is large. The charm of yesteryear. Light and bright in one of the former kids’ rooms. Many shady spots to curl up with a good book.This included turning what was originally a billiard room into a “glamorous girls” dormitory’’ and enclosing a back veranda to provide a large sunroom during winter.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoShe said a little house near the tennis courts was built as a wonderful Christmas present for the girls, which they treated like a large dolls’ house. It was later converted to a garden shed.The home sits on a large 3,317 sqm block of land.Sir Edward Williams was a respected Queensland legal identity, a former Queenslander of the Year, Australian of the Year, Father of the Year, Chairman of the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and Commissioner General of Expo 88. Ceilings are ornate plaster and pressed metal.center_img Traditional features have been lovingly preserved. The twin tennis courts hosted many parties over the years. There is a formal dining room.Son, Dr Ed Williams, said he and his siblings shared many fond memories of growing up there.“Clonlara is truly a cherished family home,” he said. “It comes complete with not one but two championship-size grass tennis courts which became a great meeting place for the neighbourhood kids.“Tennis parties were frequent and both courts would be marked and played on regularly. “Cricket, football and even croquet were also played in the backyard.” The home at 150 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, was built in 1916. Many of its original period features have been preserved including the grand entry foyer which leads to formal dining and lounge rooms. There are ornate plaster and pressed metal ceilings, timber walls and leadlight windows. The home has been well kept.A traditional sun room, meals or family room and a large kitchen and bathroom complete the home. There is provision for a swimming pool, a former swimming pool on the block was decommissioned.The six bedroom, three bathroom home has a two-car garage, and there is a series of enclosed storage or rumpus rooms under the house. Agents Christine Rudolph and Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm have it set to be sold via tender process closing 5pm May 4.last_img read more

Tufton Oceanic Raises USD 31 Mn for Secondhand Ships

first_imgUK’s fund management company Tufton Oceanic Assets Limited has raised USD 31 million from an earlier announced share placement.The company decided to raise the funds in order to capitalise on “an attractive pipeline” of secondhand vessels.Application has been made in respect of 30.69 million ordinary shares to be admitted to trading on the specialist fund segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange plc. The new shares were priced at USD 1.01.Following admission, the company will have 255,337,638 ordinary shares in issue.“The company’s investments will be diversified across the core shipping segments in line with where the investment manager identifies attractive opportunities with the intention of the portfolio benefiting from a mix of strong cash yield and moderate capital gain potential,” Tufton Oceanic earlier said.The investment manager anticipates that the continuing focus of investment will be on the tanker, containership and general cargo segments with opportunistic investments in the bulker segment. The portfolio will continue an emphasis on medium to long term time and bareboat charters strategies.last_img read more

Mr. Donald Fred “Don” Barth

first_imgMr. Donald Fred “Don” Barth, age 87, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 23, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late, Louis Fred and Leona (Carter) Barth. He was raised in Cheviot, Ohio and attended the Taylor High School in Cleves. Ohio. Don was drafted into the Unites States Army on January 26, 1952, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on January 29, 1954. Don was a butcher all of his life since the young age of 8. He was employed for Kroger’s in Silverton, Ohio, Langen Meats in Batesville, Indiana and for Humbert’s Meats in Cincinnati. Ohio. Don was a Charter Boat Captain on Lake Erie for 15 years. Don was a member of the Local 235 Meat Cutters in Cincinnati. Ohio, Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay, Indiana. Don resided in the Vevay community since 2008. Don will be remembered for his love of fishing. Don passed away at 11:50 a.m., Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Don will be missed by his sons, Fred Barth of Lawrenceburg, IN and Lester Barth of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Joshua Barth, Becky Hornsby and Jessica Barth; his great-grandchildren, Isaac, Luke, Logan, Lincoln and Lexi; his brother, Louis Barth, Jr. of Lima, OH; his sister, Gloria Carter of Cincinnati, OH and his nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Fred and Leona (Carter) Barth and his nephew, David Barth.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., by Bro. Anthony Wilks, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Williamsburg Cemetery, 824 Gay Street, Williamsburg, Ohio 45176.Friends may call 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Truth Apostolic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Stoke City manager salutes Mikel

first_imgRelatedPosts Mikel opens Stoke City goal account Tony Pulis: I recommended Mikel for Stoke Mikel: I want to instil winning mentality at Stoke Stoke City manager, Michael O’Neill, has showered praises on the club’s new buy, John Obi Mikel, following the player’s display at the weekend.The 33-year-old slotted into the midfield holding role for a 0-0 draw at Millwall, who could only force one shot on target. He had an 87 per cent pass completion rate as he did his job starting counter attacks as well as shielding in front of the back three.There were a couple of rusty moments too, understandable considering this was his first match since leaving Trabzonspor back in March, but the overwhelming takeaway was how influential he could be in that key role.O’Neill said: “John needs more football, clearly. He’s come in but hasn’t played any football since March. We got 45 minutes into, a bit more against Leeds and he got 70 against Newcastle. Game by game he’ll get stronger.“I think he gives us a real presence in there, he’s got brilliant game knowledge and it will help Sam Clucas and Nick Powell, make them more offensive. In that system it’s really important that the two 8s give you that forward thrust as well.”Tags: John Obi MikelMichael O’NeillStoke Citylast_img read more