Newly elected Guild National President invites industry to reconnect at APP2021

first_imgNewly elected Guild National President invites industry to reconnect at APP2021 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s newly elected National President, Professor Trent Twomey, today told pharmacy owners, pharmacists and pharmacy staff that he was looking forward to seeing them face-to-face at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP2021).“I look forward to reconnecting with my pharmacy industry colleagues face-to-face on the Gold Coast in May. It’s been a busy year for all of us, and I encourage pharmacists and pharmacy staff to take some time out to reconnect at what will be an exciting, but COVID Safe, event.“The APP2021 event organisers have gone above and beyond with COVID safe planning. It was also reassuring to hear Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr. Jeannette Young, say on Friday that there’s no need for Queensland to go into lockdown with the current COVID-19 responses.”“I look forward to being in the same room as my colleagues during APP, where I will be providing updates on the 7CPA, the state of the industry, our expanding scope of practice as pharmacists and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout,” Prof. Twomey said.“I will also be providing a confidential update to Guild members at a closed breakfast session on Friday morning”.Kos Sclavos AM, APP2021 Chairman and former Guild National President, echoed Professor Twomey’s desire to catch up with pharmacy colleagues face-to-face and indicated that many in the industry feel the same.“Conference registrations are filling up quickly, which signals that our industry is keen to come together to network, reconnect and reflect on the year that was. ““APP may look a little different this year, but the event still promises a full social schedule with the Welcome Reception, Street Party and more.”“Attendees will once again enjoy Australia’s largest pharmacy trade exhibition, with an impressive 399 stands – 98% of trade stands have already been sold and the exhibition is sure to sell out soon.”“Attendees will also be treated to an unparalleled education experience with more than 60 sessions covering a diverse range of sessions. If you haven’t looked already, I encourage everyone to visit and view the sessions on offer.”“The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, is visiting the Gold Coast to address community pharmacies in the opening plenary and The Hon Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care, will also be addressing delegates on Thursday morning.”“I hope my pharmacy colleagues will take the time to attend APP and thank the Minister for the confidence he has shown in community pharmacy with relation to the key role we will play in COVID-19 vaccinations”.“We’ve seen many attendees recently booking to make the most of both the Federal Government’s $12 billion tourism support package which includes half-price domestic travel to the Gold Coast and the early bird pricing, which closes on Monday 29 March.”“With COVID vaccinations set to start 12 weeks from 22 March as per the Commonwealth Government’s rollout strategy, which takes us to 7 June, APP may be your only opportunity to get away and reconnect before millions of vaccines need to be administered.”“APP is the place to be. I look forward to seeing you all at APP2021 in just over eight weeks,” concluded Mr. Sclavos.For more details on the program and COVID safety, please visit APP2021APP2021 will be held from 20-23 May 2021 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is the largest pharmacy industry conference and trade exhibition in Australia and provides attendees with an opportunity to gain industry and product knowledge, meet with suppliers and network.While the education content is yet to be finalised, the program will feature over 100 industry and inspirational speakers covering sessions on industry and clinical updates, finance and business management topics, and professional presentations. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:aged care, Australia, Australian, Butler, commonwealth, conference, Exhibition, Federal, federal government, Gold Coast, Government, health, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, President, Queensland, younglast_img read more

CU-Boulder Alumni Association Hosts Second Annual Camp Colorado

first_img Published: July 22, 2001 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Approximately 350 incoming first year students at the University of Colorado at Boulder will participate in the second annual Camp Colorado on Aug. 20-22 to learn more about CU-Boulder traditions. According to camp organizer Matthew Hiser, CU alumni association director of student relations, students will travel to the Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA Camp outside of Winter Park for activities designed to introduce them to CU-Boulder traditions, the Rocky Mountains and fellow classmates. Annie Kaiser, class of 2004, participated in the camp last year. She said that “Camp Colorado was the best thing CU could have done for me and other incoming `fresh-people.’ ” Last year’s events included team building activities, a 100-year look at the history of CU, a professor panel, a freshman finance workshop presented by the MBNA Credit Card Group and a special workshop on CU’s alma mater and fight song presented by CU cheerleaders. Similar activities are being planned for this year’s camp. College of Arts and Sciences students who will have attended orientation before Aug. 20 were sent invitations to participate. Registration cost is $150, which includes lodging, transportation and meals. Students interested in attending this year’s Camp Colorado are encouraged to register early because space is limited. Camp Colorado is organized by the CU Alumni Association. For additional information contact Matthew Hiser at (303) 735-2677 or email [email protected]last_img

Trump says federal law enforcement, National Guard on way to site of violent protests in Wisconsin

first_imgOfficial White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy ELIZABETH THOMAS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that federal law enforcement and National Guard troops were on their way to Kenosha, Wisconsin, the site of violent protests, to “restore LAW and ORDER!”He still has not commented directly on the shooting of an unarmed Black man, Jacob Blake, that triggered the protests.Three people were shot and two killed in Kenosha overnight.“We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets. My team just got off the phone with Governor Evers who agreed to accept federal assistance (Portland should do the same!)…” he tweeted.Trump has made “law and order” a central theme of the current Republican National Convention and his reelection campaign overall.First lady Melania Trump called for an end to violent protests in her Rose Garden speech last night as part of the RNC.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Escambia County needs a judge

first_imgThe First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Escambia County bench, created by the appointment of Judge John Simon to the circuit court.Applicants must have been members of the Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside in Escambia County.Applications are available at An original and 14 copies of the completed application must be received by Sally Fox, JNC chair, 30 South Spring Street, Pensacola 32502, no later than noon on November 21. Per the Governor’s instructions, applications should be printed on three-ring-hole-punched paper and should not be bound. Potential applicants who have questions may contact the chair at (850) 433-6581.Interviews are tentatively scheduled for December 19-20 at the court administration conference room on the fifth floor of the Escambia County Judicial Center in Pensacola. November 1, 2011 Regular News Escambia County needs a judgecenter_img Escambia County needs a judgelast_img read more

Waterloo Industries Promotes Two Executives

first_imgWATERLOO, IOWA — Waterloo Industries has announced the promotion of two employees to key executive positions. Gary Marcus has been promoted to vice president, marketing and business development, and Deonna Fritz has been promoted to vice president, new product development. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Waterloo Industries manufactures tool storage products and is an operating unit of consumer products company Fortune Brands, Inc. Marcus joined Waterloo Industries as manager, marketing in August of 1999, and most recently served as director, marketing and business development. In his new role as vice president, marketing and business development, Marcus will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities through global market research, analysis and strategic partnerships. He will report to Waterloo Industries President and COO Jerry Heinlen. Fritz began her career with Waterloo Industries in 1987 as an intern. Since then, she has earned several promotions to key marketing positions within the company. Her most recent position was director, sales – Sears Business Group. In her new role as vice president, new product development, Fritz will lead initiatives to identify and develop innovative new products, line extensions and differentiation strategies. Fritz will oversee the Design, Development and Product Management groups and will also report to Heinlen. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Panic Disorder

first_imgSome health issues cannot be seen, they are the silent sufferings that are felt with the heart and battled with the mind. It could be a stranger, it could be a friend, it could be you. It is me. Last Wednesday, October 10, was World Mental Health Day and in acknowledgement of that day, I am breaking a very personal story to my readers, in hopes it gives strength to others. I suffer from panic disorder.Panic attacks are classified as a mental health disorder. They are not anxiety attacks, which are short lived and onset by a particular stressor. Panic attacks are unprovoked, unpredictable, and can even occur when waking up. Anxiety Disorder is the most common mental health issue in America, affecting 40 million adults (18.1 percent), in that number six million (2.7 percent) have panic disorder (PD). Women, unfortunately, are twice as likely to be affected than men.This is my story.“I am present, I am here, this is real.” This is the mantra I’ve repeated to myself more times than I’d like to admit over the course of my life. I’ve been hiding in the shadows, but now’s the time to step out of the darkness and shine light on the real issue. I struggle with panic attacks nearly every single day. Inhale, exhale. Life’s most basic function has become my biggest burden. Many mornings I wake up afraid to take my next breath, each gasp of air becoming a cognitive chore.When I was seven years old, my mother took me to St. Lucia for our first mother-daughter trip and scheduled my first (and only) scuba diving lesson. Unfamiliar with the breathing techniques while using the air tanks, I panicked. I became faint and fearful I wouldn’t get enough air. As memories fade and blend together, this single moment became an irreversible turning-point in my life. I developed anxiety associated with getting enough oxygen. My life was never the same.Slumber parties, a young girl’s favorite pastime filled with friends, were a dreaded invite. I distinctly remember calling my mother several times from my peers’ houses at odd hours of the night to pick me up. “It’s happening. I’m scared. Can you come get me?” It socially isolated me, “the girl who couldn’t spend the night without her mommy.” I was ashamed.As the months rolled on, so did my emotional triggers. I feared the onset of another attack, thus developing into the classification of panic disorder. Time off from school frightened me, vacation time meant more hours of the day where my mind would wander. I couldn’t be alone with my own thoughts; I needed a distraction. It was all happening so fast. Eventually, any place related to darkness became a call for distress. Then, the worst happened. In a plateau of events, I feared the moment the sun went down, and winter was a chilling reminder that the days were shortened. The darker the hour, the less “alive” the world felt. It became a cycle of isolation.Coming from a family where medication wasn’t the answer, I never sought medical help. This was a mental issue and therefore could be overcome naturally. So, up until I was 17, I had my rituals. Everywhere I went I would map out the nearest hospital and keep relatives’ phone numbers on hand in the event of a full-blown attack. These things provided me comfort, as every moment alive became an opportunity for paralyzing fear to strike. In time, each time, the attacks did dissipate and I never actually had to call an ambulance (though I came close several times). Meanwhile, I continued to travel with family, enjoyed nights out with friends, boyfriends, scholarly awards, and other life milestones. From the outside, I was completely normal. On the inside, I was in a near-constant state of panic, afraid of my own shadow.Upon a life-changing travel opportunity with an educational group, People To People, in 2006, I faced my fear and came back panic free. For over a decade, the attacks dissipated. Then, one cold night in December 2017, I awoke unable to breathe, dizzy, and in a sweat. The symptoms persisted and two weeks later I visited a doctor for the first time regarding my symptoms, to confirm what I was experiencing. I knew it all too well and was in disbelief at its return. To help, she gave me a small dose of Xanax to alleviate the pressure, to remind my body what it was like to be calm. It helped for two days, and a rare occasion since. But I still have most of those pills, on standby in case of a real emergency.Over time, the occurrence has become infrequent but the symptoms are terrifying. Like falling into a black hole, where the gravity continues to pull me in. I’m disconnected, disillusioned from all things I’ve known. I’m no longer real, life feels like another dimension I cannot touch. My chest continues to tighten, unable to get a full breath in. The hairs on my arms begin to stand. I feel faint. I question if I’m dying, so I place my palm in front of my lips to check if air is coming out. It is. Stand up, walk around, take a drive, call someone, anything to remind myself that I am connected to what’s around me. Every moment in it has become an irrational moment of fear.I am not a victim. My attacks do not define my life, they merely become moments of an additional breath. I’ve decided to share my story now in acknowledgement of the severity of this illness, gripping those in its path. It is an illness masked in smiles and silence. If you suffer, know you are not alone and you, too, will continue to find your [email protected]@NikkiOnTheDaily Sharelast_img read more

KHL fight with Covid-19 continues – Jokerit represented by Jānis Kalniņš…

first_imgIt has already been reported that Friday night’s game in Riga between Riga’s “Dinamo” and Nizhnekamsk’s “Nefkehimik” will not take place, as several guest hockey players have been diagnosed with Covid-19.Before going to Riga, on September 9, “Nefkehimik” hockey players visited Helsinki, where they suffered a heavy loss against the local “Jokerit”. Given that the match in Helsinki took place only two days earlier, Jokerit players are now also at risk.Helsinki hockey players and service staff will now have to take additional Covid-19 tests, and their Friday night game against Kazan’s “Ak Bars” has been postponed indefinitely.After getting acquainted with the situation, the Finnish government has ordered the Helsinki team to observe a 14-day quarantine.For this reason, “Jokerit” will be forced not to play the already mentioned home game against “Ak Bars”, as well as the match against Cherepovets “Sverstal” and away fights against the Moscow region “Vitjaz” and Moscow’s CSKA.Jokerit reports that it will try to agree with the teams on new dates for the games.The Finnish team has won two games in three matches this season and is fourth in the Western Conference with four points.Follow Apollo as well Instagram – everything exciting, beautiful and important in one place!last_img read more

London 2012: Ghana Olympic Committee Prez sure of medals

first_imgPresident of Ghana Olympic Committee, Prof. Francis Dodoo says Team Ghana will come home with medals.The GOC President told Asempa Sports on Thursday after the meeting with Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK.He explained that the athletes are well motivated to do mother Ghana proud and also believes Team Ghana is being represented by some of the best athletes in the world.According to him, the athletes know the importance of winning medals at the Olympics and its impact on their careers.He stated I am 75% sure that these athletes will not come home empty handed, they will definitely bring medals.The President of Ghana Olympic Committee however on a cautious note said we should not put unnecessary pressure on the athletes for them to choke at the Games but on the contrary give them massive support. “All the athletes need is massive support in these trying moments for them to put up their best performances and trust me if that is done Ghana will at least win three medals in the Boxing event, he added.Chef de Mission, Nii Adotey Din Barimah 1 corroborated the GOC President’s optimism.In a related development, Clement Ike Quartey, Silver Medalist at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome has joined the camp of the Black Bombers to lend his experience to the young boxers.The Olympian told Asempa Sports that Ghana’s inability to win medals at the Olympics since 1972 is due to the lack of attention given to Amateur Boxing in Ghana but is however hopeful good tidings at this year’s event.last_img read more

Harry Maguire admits Man Utd defence were at fault for Sevilla winner… but insists ‘best team lost’

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Source: Soccer – Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 HARRY MAGUIRE admitted the Manchester United defence were to blame for Sevilla’s winner as they were KO’d from the Europa League.But the £85million skipper insisted the “best team lost” on the night as the Red Devils wasted a hatful of chances to book a spot in the final.Harry Maguire said the better side lost against SevillaCredit: Getty Images – GettyLuuk de Jong’s 78th-minute winner left United all at sea at the back with neither Maguire, Victor Lindelof or Aaron Wan-Bissaka picking up the super sub.It was United’s THIRD semi-final defeat in the 2019-20 season after crashing out at the same stage of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.It is now the first time in 30 years United have gone three consecutive seasons WITHOUT a trophy.And Maguire had to face the music after the game as his hopes of lifting the Europa League crumbled before him with the 2-1 defeat in Cologne.He told BT Sport: “It’s difficult. The boys are devastated.“We created numerous chances. The best team lost.“They punished us for missing chances. They didn’t make many chances to be honest. “We conceded from two crosses which is not good enough.“We worked our socks off and deserved to win and get through.“We fell short in a semi-final for the third time this year.“We have a good group of lads. Losing is not acceptable. Getting to semi-finals isn’t acceptable.“Improvement made this year is massive. We played a good Sevilla team – another day we win it. Losing is not acceptable for this club.”The former Leicester City man was pressed on when United will finally win silverware – their last trophy coming three years ago when Jose Mourinho led them to Europa League glory.Maguire added: “It’ll happen soon. We want to win it as soon as possible.“If we take another giant step next season we’ll improve again. Tonight we turned up and the best team lost.“Perhaps that bit of inexperience cost us – we shouldn’t have conceded that second goal.”Sevilla 2 Man United 1: Dodgy defending costs wasteful Red Devils as they crash out of Europa League Amazing movies best funny animalscenter_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Funny Moments Of Footballlast_img read more

Penguins’ Crosby to miss Game 4 with concussion

first_imgGregory Shamus/iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) – The Pittsburgh Penguins say Sidney Crosby will miss Game 4 of its Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night due to a concussion. Head coach Mike Sullivan says Crosby is in the league concussion protocol following a hit he sustained during Game 3 from Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen.Niskanen received a penalty for the hit, and could face further discipline from the league.“He’s very upbeat and positive,” Sullivan said of Crosby. “We’re very optimistic and hopeful we’ll have him back in a timely fashion.”Crosby has a history of concussions, missing the first six games of this season while recovering from one.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more