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US to end BSE-related ban on older Canadian cattle

first_img Meat and meat products from cattle older than 30 months, provided “specified risk materials” (SRM) are removed first. SRM are parts likely to contain the BSE agent if the animal has the disease, such as the brain, spinal cord, eyes, tonsils, and certain nerve bundles. After unveiling the proposal in January, the agency took public comments and also arranged for an external peer review. All the peer reviewers agreed with the conclusion of the risk assessment, but APHIS incorporated several clarifications and updates suggested by the reviewers, Clifford said at the press conference. Jan 5 CIDRAP News story “US wants to end BSE-linked ban on older Canadian cattle”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/other/bse/news/jan0507imports.html Cattle-derived casings and part of the small intestine Officially, the USDA plan is to expand the list of allowable imports from any country recognized as posing a “minimal risk” of introducing BSE into the US. So far, Canada is the only country in the “minimal risk” category. Following through on plans announced in January, the USDA said last week it would lift the restriction on older cattle and beef, along with certain other cattle parts, on Nov 19. Current restrictions on imported sheep and goats and on rendered protein will remain, Dr. John Clifford, USDA chief veterinary officer, said at a Sep 14 news conference. Sep 14 USDA news release Live cattle and other bovines, such as bison, born on or after Mar 1, 1999, the date USDA considers the start of effective enforcement of Canada’s ban on putting cattle protein into cattle feed. Both Canada and the United States banned that practice in 1997 because it is believed to spread the BSE agent. As a result of public comments about the difficulty of verifying the ages of older cattle, US officials reduced their estimate of the number of older Canadian cattle that will be imported into the United States for slaughter from 650,000 per year to 75,000 per year, Clifford reported. However, he said the estimate of the overall number of imported cattle over the next 20 years stayed essentially the same.center_img Specifically, the new USDA rule will allow importation of: See also: Following guidelines from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the USDA conducted a formal risk assessment before proposing in January to reopen the border to older cattle. The assessment indicated that if BSE in Canada declines or stays the same over the next 20 years, the risk that BSE would enter and spread within the United States was negligible. Officials estimated the prevalence of BSE in Canada at 6.8 cases per 10 million adult cattle. Sep 18, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Two months from now, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to open the US border to older Canadian cattle and beef for the first time since bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, emerged in Canada in 2003. Blood and blood products from cattle When the USDA published its January proposal, Canada had had nine native BSE cases, but two more have been found since then, Clifford noted. The addition of those two cases to the risk assessment model did not change the estimated prevalence of BSE in Canada or the conclusion that the risk of BSE spreading in the United States is negligible, he said. The agency banned all imports of Canadian cattle and beef when Canada found its first case of BSE in May 2003. The border was reopened to Canadian cattle and beef under 30 months of age in 2005, but the ban remained on older cattle and beef. BSE is considered very unlikely to be found in cattle younger than 30 months because of its long incubation period. Cindy Smith, administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), said at the news conference, “We are confident in taking this important step to normalize cattle trade with Canada, while continuing to protect the health of the US cattle population. It is an integral part of our efforts to promote fair trade practices, consistent with international guidelines.”last_img read more

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Santi Cazorla explains why Mikel Arteta has ‘everything’ to succeed as Arsenal manager

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Cazorla and Arteta played together at Arsenal for four seasons (Picture: Getty Images)Santi Cazorla says his former Arsenal teammate Mikel Arteta’s leadership skills make him the perfect candidate to manage the club.The Ex-Manchester City coach has impressed in his first ten games in charge of his old side, remaining unbeaten so far in 2020.Spaniards Cazorla and Arteta lifted two FA Cups together during their spells in north London, and the Villarreal midfielder admits he saw early signs of a top manager from their playing days.He told BBC Sport: ‘Arteta deserves to the boss. He was always a leader in the dressing room.ADVERTISEMENT‘It was the right decision to put him in as manager; it made sense and he has everything you need for the job.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I hope he takes Arsenal up the table.’ Santi Cazorla explains why Mikel Arteta has ‘everything’ to succeed as Arsenal manager Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Feb 2020 12:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.3kShares Olympiacos v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:52FullscreenOlympiacos v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/olympiacos-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-pre-match-press-conference-2114132/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.According to Football.London, Cazorla may return to the Emirates Stadium for one final send-off before the 35-year-old hangs up his boots.However, the Spain international admits he is yet to make up his mind about his retirement plans.He added: ‘If I’m honest I don’t know if I will coach.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I am undecided what I want to do when I retire. Being a sporting director appeals to me more than coaching but I want to be involved in the game, whatever feels right for me at the time.‘I have no plans in the short term to go anywhere or play abroad but I would never shut those doors. I am focused on ending the season with Villarreal.’MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals how new Arsenal signing Pablo Mari has ‘surprised’ him following January moveMORE: Arsenal provide injury updates on Kieran Tierney, Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares, Lucas Torreira and more Advertisementlast_img read more

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Caribbean call to build diaspora bridges

first_img Sharing is caring! Karen Eastmond (center), winner of a Fond Doux Holiday Plantation vacation, is congratulated by (from left) the Saint Lucia House Foundation’s Sandra Reynolds-Bowden, Natasha Monchery-Polius and Sheilina Barnard as well as Lorine St. Jules of the SaiSOUFRIERE, St Lucia, Friday – Bring Caribbean islanders living abroad closer to the center of our plans, urged a St. Lucian businesswoman.Eroline Lamontagne, a regional hotelier and entrepreneur, has renewed calls on the Caribbean’s public and private sector leaders to get behind the diaspora to help move the region forward.Lamontagne, proprietor of the Fond Doux Holiday Plantation resort in the charming old colonial St. Lucian town of Soufrière, believes the region’s approach towards leveraging the intellectual resources and financial capital of the diaspora has been weak.Rather than treating Caribbean peoples living overseas as an afterthought, she asserted, “diasporic relations must be central to our development strategy.”Speaking on the occasion of Saint Lucia’s 33rd Independence anniversary last month, the successful entrepreneur pointed to remittances, travel, investment and philanthropy as four areas in which members of the region’s expatriate community contribute the greatest.She advocated a more deliberate approach to harness the goodwill and skills of the diaspora: “We must formalize our ties for their impact to be even better felt and their contributions to be better appreciated.”Fond Doux recently threw its support behind the Saint Lucia House Foundation’s gala in Brooklyn which culminated New York activities celebrating St. Lucia’s independence from Great Britain.“The Saint Lucia House Foundation is quite pleased with the outpouring of support it received during this year’s activities in New York to mark our beloved nation’s 33rd anniversary of independence,” said Jeremiah Hyacinth, the Foundation’s New York-based public relations officer. He thanked patrons, sponsors and the island’s external affairs minister, Alva Baptiste, for making the activities a success.St. Lucia gained its independence from Great Britain on February 22, 1979. For further information, visit www.fonddouxestate.com.About Fond Doux Holiday PlantationFond Doux Holiday Plantation is a 19th century eco-friendly colonial plantation nestled in the heart of Soufrière, Saint Lucia. The Green Globe-certified resort sits in a 250 year-old working plantation and features an assortment of 10 uniquely crafted cottages, two onsite restaurants and a collage of outdoor swimming pools. Fond Doux is conveniently located just minutes away from some of the island’s key attractions, including the Sulphur Springs – the Caribbean’s only drive in volcano. It is in the neighborhood of the world-renowned twin peaks, the Pitons, which offers the best diving sites on island – all within the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fond Doux provides guests with an evocative plantation experience, and they are encouraged to actively engage in the day-to-day running of the cocoa plantation, experiences enjoyed in 2008 by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.The plantation adheres closely to the spirit of eco-building and cultural preservation. Rescued from demolition, Fond Doux maintains intricate French Colonial wooden buildings more than 100 years old. The buildings were painstakingly dismantled and transported to the estate, where they were lovingly restored as guest accommodations and today stand as monuments of the island’s rich colonial history. The Guardian Newspaper in the United Kingdom rated the organic estate and eco-resort as the number two Plantation Retreat in the world.Caribbean 360 News Share Share LocalNews Caribbean call to build diaspora bridges by: – March 17, 2012center_img Tweet Share 21 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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EC Volleyball Teams Hold Awards Banquet

first_imgThe night included dinner followed by the awards presentation. Before we handed out awards, we thanked the many people involved in making the season a success and presented the money raised from our breast cancer awareness game. This year, we raised $1,300 and decided to split the money between the Decatur County Breast Care Center and EC’s own teacher Jessica Wiedeman who is currently fighting her own battle with cancer. The night ended with a video wrap up of the season.Awards:Varsity:Top Server- Freshman Molly GreggMost Improved- Sophomore Bailey GrunkemeyerOffensive MVP- Sophomore Mackenzie EwingDefensive MVP- Senior Abby WilgenbuschTrojan- Seniors Sarah Hornbach & Abby Wilgenbusch1,000 Career Digs- Senior Abby WilgenbuschEIAC ChampsEIAC All ConferenceSenior Abby Wilgenbusch- EIAC Conference MVPJunior Catherine GreggSophomore Mackenzie EwingFreshman Molly GreggJV:Top Server- Sophomore Ashley DudleyMost Improved- Sophomore Ashley MillerMVP- Junior Olivia LangefeldFreshman:Top Server- Dani HallMost Improved- Alicia RosemeyerMVP- Alex Disbrolast_img read more

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Volunteers sought for butterfly count

first_imgMadison, In. — Great Spangled Fritillaries, Spicebush Swallowtails, and Silver Spotted Skippers! These are just a few of the many species of butterfly you’re sure to encounter when you come to Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge for the annual butterfly count. At least 40 species of butterflies have been spotted during the survey in each of the previous counts. Those attending should meet at the refuge office on the morning of Saturday, August 4th at 8:00 am. The refuge is especially interested in counting Monarch butterflies, whose populations have recently plummeted. These migratory beauties require native milkweeds to successfully reproduce. The loss of milkweed across the Midwest is one of the primary reasons for their decline. A $3.00 donation to the North American Butterfly Association would be appreciated for those participating in the count. Survey teams will be divided up based on the length of time you wish to spend in the field. Some folks may choose to join us for the entire day; others may want to make it a half day. Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks or lunch and binoculars. Butterfly field guides are recommended, but not required. Long pants are also recommended. For directions to the refuge, please call or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/big_oaks.Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) consists of approximately 50,000 acres on the former Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) located in Jennings, Ripley, and Jefferson Counties in southeastern Indiana. The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides excellent public use opportunities, such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, interpretation and environmental education. The refuge has one of the largest contiguous forest blocks in the southeastern part of the state as well as one of the largest grassland complexes in the state, both of which provide wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities to refuge visitors.Go on a nature walk or a birding tour, participate in fishing or a special hunt, enter a photography or wildlife art contest, or simply enjoy the splendors of nature at one of the nearly 550 national wildlife refuges.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses nearly 550 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.last_img read more

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Deery Brothers Summer Series returns to CJ Speedway for July 18 show

first_imgCOLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa – An absence of more than 22 race seasons comes to an end next Wednesday, with the return of the Deery Brothers Summer Series to CJ Speedway.Touring IMCA Late Models last traveled to Columbus Junction for an April 12, 1996 show won by Rick Wendling of Hazleton.They’ll vie for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start when they’re back in town on July 18.“This has been one of the events that we’ve really been looking forward to since the schedule for the 32nd annual series was announced,” noted Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “A lot of our series drivers have never raced at CJ before, or have never raced there in a Late Model, and I know they’re looking forward to next week.”Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5:30 p.m. on race day. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for students ages 11-17 and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes are $30.Point leader Justin Kay of Wheatland won the first three events of the Deery season. He’s since been followed to victory lane by Curt Martin of Independence, Andy Eckrich of Oxford, Jeremiah Hurst of Dubuque and Ryan Dolan of Lisbon.Also on the July 18 card at Columbus Junction are IMCA Modifieds running for $1,000 to win and IMCA Sunoco Stocks Cars for $500 to win. The Modified feature is a qualifier for this year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.More information is available by calling 319 430-4737 and at the www.cjspeedway.com website.Columbus Junction is the eighth of 12 dates on the Deery schedule this year. Number nine is Fayette County Speedway in West Union for another midweek show on July 25.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 282; 2. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 260; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 247; 4. Curt Martin, Independence, 238; 5. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, 233; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 220; 7. Nick Marolf, Moscow, 214; 8. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, and Andy Eckrich, Oxford, both 186; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 180; 11. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 176; 12. Rob Moss, Iowa City, 165; 13. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 154; 14. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, 153; 15. Terry Neal, Ely, 149; 16. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 145; 17. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 138; 18. Charlie McKenna, Ames, 128; 19. Sam Halstead, New London, 119; 20. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 114.last_img read more

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Mourinho: Juan really does Mata

first_img “Eto’o I don’t confirm,” Mourinho said. “When you confirm and it’s not confirmed, sometimes you can have bad experiences, so we don’t confirm. “Rooney. I told you what I have to say. I think I (made it) very, very clear that we didn’t start the process (a third bid). “We have nothing more to say. He’s a Man United player and no more than that.” Mata, Chelsea’s player of the year in each of his previous two seasons at Stamford Bridge since his move from Valencia, has made one appearance this term and was substituted against Aston Villa. A player so integral to the 2012 Champions League and 2013 Europa League successes, was omitted from Monday’s team to play Manchester United and 24 hours later his father and agent was reported to be in the directors’ box at Arsenal. Jose Mourinho has reiterated Juan Mata’s importance to Chelsea despite the Spain playmaker having had a limited role at the start of the self-proclaimed Special One’s second term as boss at Stamford Bridge. “It was my option (choice),” said Mourinho, who was speaking in Prague ahead of Friday’s European Super Cup clash with Bayern Munich. “He didn’t play against Man United, it was my option. I have always reason for the options. I feel that it’s my duty to explain to the players the reasons for my options – and I do. “I don’t feel it’s my duty to explain to the media the reason for my options. I don’t always do (it). Everything is clear between me and the player. We have no problems. “I think he’s a very important player for us. He wants to be a very important player for us. He wants to stay. I want him to stay, the club want him to stay. There is no story.” Mourinho has a host of options in the three players who play behind the main striker, boosted this week with the signing of Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala. Another player from the Russian club has been linked with a move to west London, but Mourinho would not confirm Chelsea’s reported interest in Samuel Eto’o, who played under him at Inter Milan. A deal for the Cameroon striker has implications for Chelsea’s pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. Mourinho already appears to have conceded defeat in his bid to capture the England striker, who played for United against Chelsea at Old Trafford, after hinting a third bid had not been lodged. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Steve McClaren urges Newcastle’s Holland players to bounce back against West Ham

first_imgSteve McClaren has urged his Holland stars to put their international misery behind them and help to kick-start Newcastle’s Barclays Premier League season. Press Association However, McClaren is confident his Oranje contingent will be able to put their disappointment to one side to aid the Magpies in their quest for a first league win of the campaign at West Ham on Monday evening. The former England manager said: “I have got experience of both sides and you really can just park your club when you are with your international team, you can park it. “It is a weird experience, going from one to the other, but they adapt so quickly, footballers. “Yes, they are internationals, they are a team and then they come back to the club and it’s great to see everybody else. “Win, lose or draw in the internationals, good result or bad, they kind of just get on with it. “If they lose and are disappointed, it’s great to come back to the buzz of the club, and if they win, it’s good that they bring back the infectious confidence. “All I say is just enjoy the experience and come back fit making sure you are ready to play.” McClaren will be without striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has he starts a three-match ban following his dismissal against Arsenal, but opposite number Slaven Bilic could hand a first appearance of the season to former Magpie Andy Carroll following his recovery from a long-term knee injury. However, the Croatian also has deadline-day signings Michail Antonio, Victor Moses and Nikica Jelavic available, and the Newcastle head coach admits he will simply have to wait and see. McClaren said: “He made two or three signings in the window, and loans. I don’t know what his team is going to be, so we are just preparing what we can do.” center_img Tim Krul, Vurnon Anita and Georginio Wijnaldum were all part of the Dutch squad which lost 1-0 at home to Iceland and 3-0 in Turkey during the international break to leave themselves in peril of missing out on the Euro 2016 finals. With Daryl Janmaat and Siem de Jong also hoping to force their way back into Danny Blind’s plans, the repercussions of a bad week will have been felt deeply at St James’ Park. last_img read more

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Alan Curtis would be willing to step aside at Swansea

first_img Press Association Press Association Sport understands there is no desire to change the manager again at this moment after an exhaustive search failed to find the right candidate following Monk’s departure. But Curtis, who has spent over 40 years at Swansea as player, coach and manager, accepts the club’s future is more important than that of any one individual. “I’d expect to be here until the end of the season, but if results go against us and the club deem it that they need to bring someone in at short notice, then so be it,” said Curtis. “I’ve got no sort of vanity (that I must) be here until the end of the season. “We’ve worked hard to get into the Premier League. “It’s important we stay here, not just for next season but for seasons to come as well.” Newcastle’s 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday sent Swansea back into the bottom three and increased the pressure on them ahead of Watford’s visit. Performances have generally improved under Curtis’ command but he has only won of his six league games – the Boxing Day victory over West Brom – and Swansea are now in a dogfight to secure Premier League football for a sixth season. Curtis succeeded the sacked Garry Monk in a caretaker capacity last month and his appointment until the end of the season was only confirmed on January 7. But it was reported on Sunday that Curtis’ position may already be under threat with Swansea dropping into the relegation zone ahead of Monday night’s home game with Watford. “I can’t contemplate it (relegation). We have to find a way,” Curtis said. “If you analyse the six games the performances have been good, and the win over West Brom was the least impressive. “From those games we could have had an extra six or seven points at least, which would have given us a huge lift, and we’d be far more relaxed about our prospects for the rest of the season. “But where we are now we need a change of fortune and the only way you can do that is keep believing in what you’re doing. “The players certainly still have that belief. “I’ve always said our style will be the thing that will save us or take us down, but I don’t want to think about that.” Curtis had seemed reluctant to step into Monk’s shoes at first, but said he could never have left Swansea in the lurch. “I could never ever turn the job down when the club decided that they weren’t going to bring anybody in and wanted to keep it in-house,” Curtis said. “I could have turned around and said ‘it’s not for me, find somebody else’. “It’s a huge responsibility. But if they felt I was the right person I could never have turned it down.” Alan Curtis says he is willing to step aside if Swansea identify a new manager to protect their Barclays Premier League status.last_img read more

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Trojans awarded by Save A Child’s Heart Foundation

first_imgImage courtesy of Rachel LesterHeart of gold · Rachel Lester, a senior majoring in cognitive science, was awarded by the Save A Child’s Heart Foundation on Sunday evening.A USC student and professor were recognized this weekend for their work helping children receive life-saving heart surgery in developing countries.Rachel Lester, a senior majoring in cognitive science, received The Save A Child’s Heart Foundation’s Young Leadership Award Sunday at the foundation’s third annual West Coast gala. Carol and Gary Winkler presented the award to Lester, whose video “Superman’s Got Nothing On Israel,” featuring Save A Child’s Heart, won first place in the international Israel Video Network contest in March.Save A Child’s Heart is an international nonprofit organization located at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel. The foundation provides cardiac surgery to children who may not otherwise be able to afford it. To date, the organization has saved the lives of over 3,400 children from Africa, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.Lester first heard about the organization as a freshman, when SC Students For Israel, a club she was involved in, hosted a fundraiser for SACH. She officially joined one and a half years later.“I took fall semester of sophomore year off to volunteer on Israeli army bases, and while I was there, I started hearing about SACH again,” Lester said. “Since I had already been feeling like I wanted a change of pace from my program, I made the spur-of-the-moment decision to contact SACH about volunteering with them. A week later, I was living in the house with 16 Ethiopian and Tanzanian kids.”Lester also spent a week as a live-in volunteer at the SACH house in 2014, an experience she has cherished ever since.“It was one of the best weeks of my whole life,” Lester said. “The kids were so kind to each other and to me.”The second USC honoree was professor Brandy Hattendorf, who received the International Humanitarian Award. Hattendorf serves as a board member for the SACH West Coast Advisory committee, and is working with the SACH Israeli team to create American/Israeli medical teams and expand the SACH international efforts.Isabel Shanahan, who works with Save A Child’s Heart as a public relations representative, spoke about the two USC honorees and their work for the organization, as well as how other USC students can get involved with the organization.“The organization selected them for the amazing work they have done,” Shanahan said. “Hattendorf has worked with the patients for years, and Rachel … is such a great advocate. USC students can get involved by going online to Save A Child’s Heart’s website and just contacting them and going to their events.”Nancy Pardo, who serves as the West Coast Young Leadership Director for SACH, said Lester’s hands-on volunteering efforts in Israel as well as Hattendorf’s work at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles made them ideal candidates for the awards they received.“Lester has been involved with the organization for years,” Pardo said. “We met with her and were in awe with her accomplishments. Hattendorf … was a superb person to be honored.”Additionally, the Compassionate Heart Award was presented to actor and comedian Jamie Kennedy for speaking out about his own heart health issues. Correction: A previous version of this article contained errors. It stated that Rachel Lester was presented the Lauren Winkler National Young Leadership award by Chloe Lukasiak. She received it from Carol and Gary Winkler. Lester also did not join SACH her freshman year, but officially got involved a year and a half later. Finally, Isabel Shanahan has not personally worked with SACH for three years.last_img read more

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