Brattleboro celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Brattleboro community and its local businesses will mark World Breastfeeding Week from August 1 to 7, with activities and awareness events around town that celebrate “Breastfeeding: The Foundation of Life.”The Vermont Department of Health encourages and supports breastfeeding because of its important health benefits for both baby and mom. The Local Health Office in Brattleboro works one-on-one with new moms through breastfeeding classes and at its WIC clinics. The department also helps local businesses become Breastfeeding Friendly Employers. Other community supports for breastfeeding include nurses and lactation consultants at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and home visitors through Early Education Services, Children’s Integrated Services, and the Visiting Nurses Association.Here’s what Brattleboro has planned for World Breastfeeding Week:Lactation Cookies – The Brattleboro Food Co Op will host a kickoff event on August 1 at 5 p.m. Nutritionists from the Vermont Department of Health will discuss dietary needs to support breastfeeding and meal prep for a busy schedule. Participants will also bake cookies as part of a discussion of foods that help boost breast milk production!Gallery Walk Cabana – Located on Main St. in front of Vermont Artisan Designs during Gallery Walk on August 3 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Part of Vermont’s Breastfeeding Friendly Employer’s project, the cabana demonstrates the space and materials needed for a workplace breastfeeding/pumping area. The Big Latch On – Sunday, August 5 from 10 – 11 a.m. at 118 Elliot Street in Brattleboro.  Sponsored by the Maternal & Child Health Coalition and The Winston Prouty Center, nursing individuals and their children will gather to join breastfeeding moms worldwide. There will be a count taken at 10:30 a.m. In 2017, there were 17,790 “latched on” children during this event worldwide! More at biglatchon.org(link is external)(link is external)Brown Bag Luncheon – On August 7 from 12 – 1 p.m. at The River Garden on Main Street in Brattleboro, internationally board-certified lactation consultant Dawn Kersula will talk about “Grandparenting the Breastfed Baby.”Social Media – The Brattleboro Local Health Office Facebook(link is external)(link is external) page will be sharing photos in its “Post Where You Pump” campaign. These images are designed to show what we go through to give breast milk to our babies, whether breastfeeding works out or not.  Look for these, like, comment and share! Follow World Breastfeeding Week on Twitter: #WBW2018.For information about breastfeeding and why it’s best for babies and moms, visit healthvermont.gov/breastfeeding(link is external).last_img read more

Barbados cracks down on financial crimes by foreigners

first_imgBarbados police say they will continue to crack down on attempts by foreign nationals who attempt to conduct financial crimes in the country, after two eastern European nationals appeared in court charged with theft.On Tuesday, Bulgarian Anton Nedev and Ukrainian Ruslan Leskev were remanded in police custody after appearing in court on theft and money laundering charges. They were expected to return to court yesterday, when the court was expected to secure the services of a translator.Police said they executed a search warrant on April 1 at the men’s apartment and seized a quantity of money as well as articles and devices in connection with skimming – the practice of fraudulently copying credit or debit card details of unsuspecting card holders.Both men were charged with going equipped and money laundering, while Nedev is facing an additional charge of “going equipped”.Nedev and Keskey are the latest set of foreign nationals to appear before the courts here on charges of financial crime.Last month, three British nationals appeared in the Supreme Court and pleaded guilty to credit card fraud shortly after arriving on the island earlier this year.Michael Akinwale Akingbade, 33, Joseph Adedapo King, 30, and Mukhtar Mohamed Muctar Abbasheikh, 19, had been on remand at HMP Dodds for one month before their court appearance. A fourth individual who was arrested with the men, 30-year-old Barbadian Melissa Latoya Cumberbatch, was released on BDS$15,000 bail (US$7,500).The men admitted to obtaining Rolex watches from luxury stores using credit cards that did not belong to them.Abbasheikh reportedly told the police that he was acting under instructions from a south London gang to participate in the crimes, and that they had threatened to harm him and his family if he did not cooperate.In February, police released photographs of two foreign nationals who were suspected of tampering with local automated teller machines. No details of the men were released at the time.Officers of the Financial Crime Unit of the Royal Barbados Police Force told a recent press conference that they had received numerous complaints that customers bank accounts had been tampered with.last_img read more

Forestry official cautions public to respect Botanic Gardens

first_img Share Share Director of Forestry, Michington BurtonDirector of Forestry, Michington Burton has made a strong appeal to persons who will be attending the LIME’s Creole In The Park next week to respect the Botanic Gardens.Every year, LIME Dominica hosts a four day event in the scenic Botanic Gardens in Roseau where Dominica’s culture, cuisine, artistes, arts and craft are on display, along with regional artistes.While this is the ten anniversary of this event, Burton noted that there are some members of the public who have criticized the Forestry Division for their decision to partner with LIME; however he sees it an “impactful, exciting, cultural event”.“We always have to look at the bigger picture, and the bigger picture is a major event…It also generates tremendous economic activity to the country…and we at the Forestry Division very much believe that this event has the potential to actually help Dominica through a very trying economic crisis that we have”.Burton highlighted the irrigation system worth over one million dollars which was installed recently, and cautioned patrons to pay particular attention to this.He said they are very concerned that the system could be damaged due to the high influx of people who gather there.“We would like to actually ensure that patrons, particularly…the vendors who sometimes drive on the lawns and they do not follow some of the regulations, and we really would like to appeal to them this year to as much as possible, to partner with us and all the guidelines that we give them”.“We want to be particularly mindful of the impact to these very expensive irrigation systems and sprinklers in the Garden and we’d like to appeal to all and sundry”.Driving is not permitting on the lawns of the Gardens and this will be strictly enforced by security and police officers. Another area of concern he emphasized was parking on the lawns, which is also prohibited.“A lot of people like the ambiance of the Gardens, sometimes at lunch time they come to have their lunch or just relax. What happens is that a number of people, they park on the lawns. If we go about destroying the lawns, parking on the lawns, driving on the lawns, etcetera, then it destroys the purpose of actually keeping the gardens as scenic and beautiful as we want it too”. Patrons are advised to park outside of the Botanic Gardens in order to avoid damaging the lawns and the beautiful ornamental plants. Open flames and Bar B Que’s are not permitted in the Gardens and vendors are asked prepare their food and bring them to the Gardens in food warmers which can be heated. “It’s a time for us to be able to showcase ourselves, have a good time, bring the family along, etcetera and enjoy the ambiance of this very beautiful setting and it is not an opportunity for us to destroy it or to do anything that will make it any worst,” Burton said. He explained that with the cooperation of the general public and partnership with security and police officers, the impact on the Gardens can be minimized.Burton also assured concerned individuals that within weeks after the event, the Gardens will return to normalcy, thanks to a “very hard working team” at the Forestry Division.Creole In The Park will commence on Monday 22nd October from 12 pm.Colton T, Caribbean Vibes, Triple K, Asher Thomas and Midnight Groovers are scheduled to perform on Day 1. The cost of entry into the Gardens will be $5.00 Dominica Vibes News Tweet 19 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share LocalNews Forestry official cautions public to respect Botanic Gardens by: – October 19, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

11 Mississippi prospects in updated ESPN 300 rankings

first_imgEleven in-state prospects were named to ESPN’s 300 rankings for the class of 2016.Five Mississippians were named in the top 100. Ole Miss commit Benito Jones was ranked the highest at No. 11.Germantown cornerback Nigel Knott, who’s offer sheet includes Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Oregon and UCLA, was named to the No. 52 spot. Starkville wide receiver A.J. Brown wasn’t far behind at No. 63. Noxubee County defensive end Jeffrey Simmons capped off those named in the top 100 at No. 78.Three other Ole Miss commits – Octavious Cooley, D.K. Metcalf and Justin Conner – also claimed spots in the updated rankings.Here’s a look at all of the in-state prospects:11: Benito Jones (Wayne County)52: Nigel Knott (Germantown)63: A.J. Brown (Starkville)78: Jeffrey Simmons (Noxubee County)102: Scott Lashley (West Point)162: Damion Dickens (Holmes County)250: Jordan Duncan (Oak Grove)260: Jaquelle Green (D’Iberville)266: Octavious Cooley (Laurel)268: D.K. Metcalf (Oxford)274: Justin Connor (North Panola)last_img read more

Who will grab Laureus honour? Verdict on Monday

first_img FOLLOW US Koushik Narayanan WATCH US LIVE Golfer Tiger Woods, champion marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton are the top contenders to grab the  Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award on Monday. Woods’ is in the running for his career-redeeming first major title in 11 years, while Kipchoge’s incredible sub-two-hour marathon run and Hamilton’s sixth F1 world title also put them in contention for the prestigious award.The Verti Music hall is being decked up for the ceremony, to be held metres away from the famous East Side Gallery full of murals on the remnant of the Berlin Wall, which separated the East Berlin from the West between 1961 and 1989. The ceremony will now be hosted by Hugh Grant, the Golden Globe-winning actor, though the organisers had earlier announced that the host will be Sharon Stone. The Laureus World Sports Awards is the pinnacle of sport, honouring the world’s greatest achievers and recognising sport’s ability to change lives for the better.  COMMENT Kipchoge, became the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours. The 34-year-old recorded 1hr 59mins 40secs, in Vienna, although the time is not recognised as an official world record because it was not in open competition and he used a team of pacemakers.       Woods, who has grabbed the 2019 comeback of the year award, won his 15th Major Championship at the Masters in April. It was his first Major title since the US Open-winning effort in 2008. The American golfing legend has spent 10 tumultuous years since the infidelity scandal. Hamilton is also among the six nominees in the list, which also has tennis great Rafael Nadal, Lionel Messi and Marc Marquez.The British F1 ace won his sixth World Championship title in 2019 to be second in the all-time list, one behind the inspirational German Michael Schumacher. Hamilton won 11 of the 21 Grand Prix during the 2019 calendar, taking his tally to 84 career race victories, seven behind Schumacher. Messi scored his 600th career goal for Barcelona. With 36 goals in 2018-19, he was the top scorer in La Liga for the sixth time. In November he passed 40 goals in a year for the 11th time.The 26-year-old Marquez, one of the most successful motor cycle racers of all time, won his sixth World MotoGP title in 2019. After being nominated four times before, it remains to be seen if Jamaican great Shally-Ann Fraser-Pryce gets lucky this year. She was nominated for World Sports woman of the year in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016 but could not win it. After winning her fourth world 100m title at the Doha Worlds, she will be a strong candidate this time.She is competing with two-time winner American Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast, who has five world gold medals.  Also competing is American footballer Megan Rapinoe, who at the age of 34 is the oldest to score a goal in a World Cup final. She won the golden ball and the golden boot in USA’s title-winning triumph last year. Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka has been struggling of late and was even recently benched during the Fed Cup by her team but her Australian Open winning performance in 2019 made her the first woman to win consecutive Grand Slam titles since Serena Williams in 2015.American track and field athlete Allyson Felix is also in the race after winning two gold at the Doha Worlds. She has won 13 world titles so far. Considered the greatest woman skier ever, Mikaela Shiffrin won her third straight World Cup in 2019.   There are four other categories: World Team of the year, World breakthrough of the year, the comeback of the year, sportsperson of the year with a disability and the action sportsperson of the year.  Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV First Published: 16th February, 2020 17:25 IST “As a true sports fan, I am excited to play my part on Monday evening as the greatest athletes of past and present unite in Berlin to celebrate everything we love about sport,” said Grant. SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 16th February, 2020 17:25 IST Who Will Grab Laureus Honour? Verdict On Monday Golfer Tiger Woods, champion marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton are the top contenders to grab the  Laureus World Sportsmanlast_img read more