President Obama taps Howard Koh for Assistant Secretary for Health

first_imgPresident Barack Obamaannounced today his intent to nominate Howard Koh, the Harvey V. FinebergProfessor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH),to be assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services.  From 1997 to 2003, Koh served asCommissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1997 to 2003. In that post he emphasized the power of prevention for the MassachusettsDepartment of Public Health, which included four public health hospitals and astaff of over 3,000 professionals. A graduate of YaleCollege and Yale University School ofMedicine, Howard Koh completed his postgraduate training and chief residenciesat Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.He has earned board certification in internal medicine, hematology,medicaloncology, and dermatology, as well as a Master of Public Health degree.He isan elected member of the Instituteof Medicine and Chair ofthe Board of Scientific Counselors for the CDC’s Coordinating OfficeforTerrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response. Koh has publishedover 200articles in the medical and public health literature. He has receivednumerousawards and honors including the Distinguished Service Award from theAmericanCancer Society. President Bill Clinton appointed Howard Koh to theNational CancerAdvisory Board, and he served on the board from from 2000 through 2002.In recognition of his contributions to earlydetection and prevention of melanoma, the Boston Red Sox designated Koh a “Medical All-Star” (2003).center_img Koh is also the school’s Associate Dean forPublic Health Practice and Director of the Division of Public Health Practice.The U. S. assistant secretary for health is responsible for the major healthagencies, including the CDC, FDA and NIH, and is the leading healthadvisor to the Secretary of HHS. Koh has served as the PrincipalInvestigator of multiple research grants related to community-basedparticipatory research, cancer prevention, health disparities, tobacco control,and emergency preparedness. He is also Director of the HSPH Centerfor Public Health Preparedness.last_img read more

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NASCAR, The Action Network announce betting content partnership

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 6, 2019) – NASCAR® today announced a new content partnership with The Action Network, the most trusted source for sports betting insights and analytics, as part of the sport’s continued push to educate and engage fans around legalized sports betting.Each week, NASCAR.com will feature editorial content and analysis from The Action Network including expert PJ Walsh’s picks for NASCAR’s new props game, the NASCAR Props Challenge™. The Action Network will also share recommended picks and value bets for race winners and head-to-head driver matchups via race-day content published on NASCAR’s digital platform.With the deal, NASCAR becomes the first sports league to partner with The Action Network around shared sports betting content.“Sports betting presents a unique opportunity for NASCAR, so we want to immerse our fans in engaging and educational content around legalized gaming,” said Scott Warfield, NASCAR managing director of gaming. “We’re focused on strengthening NASCAR gaming content across platforms and The Action Network and its team of experts represent an integral part of our strategy.”The NASCAR Props Challenge launched before the start of the 2019 race season as the sport’s first props-style game for fans. Leading up to each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ race, The Action Network will share tips on NASCAR.com and ActionNetwork.com/NASCAR to help players as they attempt to earn points and win prizes in the 10-question game.The Action Network content will also help fans strategize around NASCAR Fantasy Live, NASCAR’s fantasy game revamped in 2018 to allow players to engage live during races and adjust driver rosters in real-time.“NASCAR has always been at the leading edge of innovation,” said Chad Millman, Chief Content Officer, The Action Network. “We’re thrilled to be their partner as they continue to engage their audience with new and forward-thinking ideas.”Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of partnerships designed to prepare NASCAR, the industry and fans for the future of sports betting in the U.S.Last week, NASCAR announced a landmark partnership with Genius Sports to develop an official NASCAR gaming offering for legal sportsbooks. With access to NASCAR’s official data feed, Genius Sports will create a real-time gaming platform that provides up-to-the-minute odds as well as a suite of traditional wagers and prop bets.NASCAR signed an integrity deal with Sportradar in 2018 to develop a comprehensive sports gambling policy for the industry. In another key move, the sanctioning body granted all teams and tracks the ability to sell marketing sponsorships to sports-betting companies and licensed sportsbooks.last_img read more

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Elderly Man Starts Painting his Run-down Town, Strangers Join in

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJim Cotter was so sad after losing his wife last year that he needed to find something to do. He decided to spruce up his community — by painting everything in sight. Well, the idea has really caught on.The once-thriving coal community of Glouster, Ohio had been peeling – and unappealing – for years, but now the town glistens, every fence, building and guard rail.(WATCH the Steve Hartman video and READ the story at CBS News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Chater-Lea rebirths British-made classic in premium Grand Tour pedals

first_imgFirst making high quality cycling components in the UK as early as 1890, a new chapter gets under way as Chater-Lea steps back onto the bike with new Grand Tour flat pedals. Building on more than a century in cycling, a new team is bringing the brand back, having mined the classic Chater-Lea catalog for products that could be update with modern manufacturing quality & precision. It all starts with a premium pair of pedals, but there is much more in store…Chater-Lea retro classic Grand Tour pedals, Made in UKc. Chater-LeaIf you know the Chater-Lea brand at all, it probably holds a place in your mind as a high-quality British classic. If it is new to you, Chater-Lea is set to re-school you on British-made cycling components, with a level of fit & finish designed to last a lifetime. These aren’t meant to be components for your latest aero carbon race bike, but are more likely to adorn a timeless retro steel or titanium ride around town, or even off on tour.The new Chater-Lea’s first product is a classic ‘rat trap’ design pedal called the Grand Tour, inspired by the brand’s ubiquitous past pedals. The idea was to start with a simple, yet iconic product, as a direct descendant of the original. And the new pedals carry over the classic look with the CL logo laser cut into the pedal body, but now backed up by some meaty teeth for solid grip underfoot.Flat pedals haven’t really evolved so far from the brand’s early days, as you can essentially thread a half century old pedal into almost any modern crankset. Chater-Lea also said that with the benefit of being able to analyze their pedals that had been in use for 80 years, it have them the opportunity to even improve on the classic design.Like their long running pedals, the Grand Tour features fully serviceable, open ball bearings packed with modern waterproof grease. They are machined from the most corrosion-resistant 316 & hardened 17-4PH stainless steel, now entirely made in the UK on much more modern machinery.The new Grand Tour pedals are definitely a premium product, and come with the matching £250 / 290€ pricetag to prove it. A redeeming bit, Chater-Lea is entirely confident in their modern British craftsmanship & attention to detail, and the new pedals come with a lifetime original-owner warranty. The new pedals will be the first product available from the new Chater-Lea, and will be sold consumer direct only in four weeks.The Grand Tour is only the first in the pipeline for the rebirth of Chater-Lea. A matching set of toe-clips & straps will be the next addition, giving you good foot retention (maybe for an Eroica build.) Machined crankarms and chainrings based on modern standards are also expected this summer.ChaterLea.comlast_img read more

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Jordan Rapp joins growing band of ROKA sponsored pro triathletes

first_imgROKA Sports has announced a multi-year partnership with five-time Ironman winner and 2011 ITU Long Distance World Champion, Jordan Rapp.“With a design team comprised of world-class swimmers with strong technical backgrounds, ROKA approaches every product from the standpoint of, how do we best solve this problem?” said Rapp, “Rather than simply following what’s been done before – that mentality defines their current products and also some exciting products that are coming down the pipeline. And I’m proud to join and assist in the process.”“I’m very excited to be joining the ROKA team,” Rapp added. “The Maverick Pro fits me perfectly and is a true joy to swim in.“The Viper swimskins offer a real advantage. With swimskins being an essential tool for the biggest races in my season – especially Kona, I needed to partner with a company that excelled in both wetsuit and swimskin design, and ROKA certainly is that company.”ROKA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Dolan said, “Jordan is an exceptionally talented athlete and well known for his technical approach to racing. He is a trusted and well-respected voice in the endurance sports community, especially concerning product choice and utilization for optimal training and racing. We are proud that Jordan Rapp trusts ROKA products and we are happy to have him as a part of the ROKA team.”Hot on the heels of a sponsor deal with 51SpeedShop and elite triathlon coach, Mat Steinmetz – last week ROKA Sports confirmed another multi-year partnership; this time with elite triathlon coach and two-time ITU world champion, Siri Lindley.Siri Lindley joins ROKA’s growing team of sponsors and collaborators. These include: 3x ITU World Champion & 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist Javier Gómez; Olympian Gwen Jorgensen; 2x ITU World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medallist Emma Moffatt; 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt; 70.3 World Champion & 3x XTERRA World Champion Julie Dibens; 2013 Kona Runner-up & Ironman/Challenge winner Rachel Joyce; 5x Ironman Champion Meredith Kessler; 2x Olympian Laura Bennett; 11x Iron-distance & 3x 70.3 Champion Gina Crawford; 3x Wildflower Champion Jesse Thomas and others.ROKA is a performance multisport brand that was founded in 2011 by two former All-American swimmers from Stanford University, who, after being ‘frustrated by the wetsuit offerings on the market, set out to make the fastest wetsuit on the planet.’ After two years of product development, the ROKA team launched their patent-pending Maverick wetsuit, Viper swimskin and SIM short training line in March 2013.www.rokasports.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Makeover for RGT Cycling and RGT Screen apps

first_imgThe RGT Cycling and RGT Screen apps for virtual cycle training have received a number of updates. These include Bluetooth scanning and connectivity improvements. The RGT team (formerly Road Grand Tours) lists the following app updates:Communication issues between the RGT Screen app and Mobile app have been addressed and fixedImproved connectivity and stability issuesPin code Screen issues fixedImproved Bluetooth scanning and stabilityUI fixes and improvementsThe app can now communicate with other devices even when it is working from the backgroundEvents and Challenges modes are currently disabledReworked and further optimized some roads on the RGT Screen appImproved avatar movement on steep incline when low power appliedImproved avatar trajectory on Borrego course and before end of lapThe RGT Cycling brand was re-launched in April with a new identity and approach. This aims to ‘bring the excitement and fun of virtual cycling into the real world whilst retaining the same ground breath-taking beauty on offer from the free rides, group rides and races that take place daily.’RGT is using the hashtag #GOBEYOND. This is a ‘summary of attitude and personality, a mantra to inspire; to keep pushing forward, always evolving, pushing boundaries, never satisfied that the journey is complete.’www.rgtcycling.com Relatedlast_img read more

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McMillen and Cohen elected to the Bar’s Board of Governors

first_imgMarch Board of Governors elections have resulted in two races being resolved and one going to a runoff balloting this month. The voting also settled one Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors contest.In the 11th Circuit, Seat 1, contest, John H. “Jack” Hickey and Jorge A. Mestre will meet in a runoff. Hickey got 1,121 votes, Mestre 904, and Mark A. Romance received 775 votes in the March election.Ballots for the runoff were mailed around April 1 and must be returned to the Bar’s election company no later than midnight April 22. As with the first round of balloting, Bar members have the option of returning a paper ballot or voting online. Directions for either will be included with the mailed ballots.In races that were determined in the March election, in the Ninth Circuit, Seat 3, Scott Ramsey McMillen defeated William C. Hancock II 769 to 349 and in the 17th, Seat 4, Jay Cohen defeated Keith T. Grumer 899 to 332.In the YLD race, for the 20th Circuit, Seat 1, race, Carlo F. Zampogna defeated Cedric Hall 122 to 45. The winners of the races, as well as the runoff, will be sworn in at the Bar’s June Convention for two-year terms. M cMillen and Cohen elected to the Board of Governors Hickey, Mestre square off in an 11th Circuit runoff April 15, 2008 Regular Newscenter_img McMillen and Cohen elected to the Bar’s Board of Governorslast_img read more

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PowerCell receives follow-on order

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