Vaccine rollout faces challenges in France’s poorest region

first_imgSAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Many people lining up for vaccines in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis are particularly grateful for the injections. The surrounding region is the poorest in mainland France, with 130 languages spoken and the country’s highest rise in mortality last spring. Up to 75 percent of the population is made up of immigrants and those with immigrant roots. France’s already troubled vaccine campaign faces special challenges in this region. So officials are sending out a special bus to visit street markets and assigning “vaccination ambassadors” who speak several languages to provide vaccine information — and fight disinformation that spreads fast.last_img read more

England women seniors beat Wales

first_img England beat Wales 6-2 on the final day of the Senior Home Internationals at Elie and Earlsferry, Scotland, but were unable to dent Ireland’s progress to the title. The Irish team – bronze medallists at the European team championships – became Home Internationals champions for the first time when they defeated Scotland 7-1. It gave them a 100 per cent record of three wins from three matches. England, the defending champions, finished runners-up. They ended the week with a convincing win over Wales, winning the foursomes 2-1 and the singles 4-1. English senior champion Chris Quinn scored her fourth win of the week and was followed by other singles successes from Felicity Christine, Amanda Mayne – who had been two down after 10 – and Caroline Berry. WALES 2 ENGLAND 6 Foursomes Ann Lewis & Vicki Thomas lost to Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) & Felicity Christine (Banstead Downs) 1 down Olwen Davies & Patricia Fernon lost to Chris Quinn (Hockley) & Caroline Berry (Bromborough) 4/3 Jane Rees & Denise  Richards beat Barbara Laird (Sandiway) & Roz Adams (Addington Court Ladies’) 1 up Singles Lewis lost to Quinn 3/2 Rees bt Melville 4/2 Christine Harries lost to Amanda Mayne (Saltford) 1 down Thomas lost to Christine 4/2 Richards lost to Berry 3/2      Final placings Ireland 3pt England 2pt Scotland 1pt Wales 0pt Full details   England women seniors beat Scotland 04 October 2012 England bounced back at the Senior Home Internationals at Elie & Earlsferry yesterday with a  6½-1½ win over the hosts, Scotland. In the day’s other match Ireland beat Wales 5-3 and are the only team going in to the final day with a 100 per cent record. Today they play Scotland, while England play Wales. England, who were beaten by Ireland on the opening day, laid the foundations for their success against Scotland with a 2-1 foursomes win. Then they produced an excellent singles performance, winning four and halving one. They proved particularly strong over the closing stages: of the five singles, three went to the 18th green and the two others ended at the 17th. English senior champion Chris Quinn put England ahead 3-1 with her win in the lead-off singles. Then, Caroline Berry ensured that England could not be beaten by delivering the fourth point. Barbara Laird, who had been four down after eight, battled back to all square after 16 and went on to deliver the necessary half point for the team’s victory. Felicity Christine added her point after a match of two halves. Christine won five holes in a row from the third and was five up after 10. Then her opponent took over the driving seat, winning the 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th to be one down with three to play. Christine held the Scot at bay by halving the last three holes. Roz Adams beat Mary Smith by two holes after leading for the first time at the 17th and also winning the 18th. England scores Foursomes Chris Quinn (Hockley) & Amanda Mayne (Saltford) lost to Lorna Bennett & Fiona de Vries 5/4 Roz Adams (Addington Court Ladies) & Barbara Laird (Sandiway) beat Mary Smith & Anne Ryan 1 up Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) & Felicity Christine (Banstead Downs) beat Heather Anderson & Alison Bartlett 2 up Singles Quinn beat Bartlett 2/1 Berry beat Bennett 2/1 Christine beat de Vries 1 up Laird halved with Anderson Adams beat Smith 2 up Full details:   England women seniors lose to Ireland 02 October 2012 Defending champions England were beaten 6-2 by Ireland on the opening day of the women’s Senior Home Internationals at Elie and Earlsferry, Scotland. Ireland, the bronze medallists at the European team championship, won all three morning foursomes and captured three of the five singles. Only English senior champion Chris Quinn and former titleholder Caroline Berry won their matches. Chris Quinn scored a notable 4 and 2 win over Irish senior champion Helen Jones, winning five holes to her opponent’s one. Caroline Berry staged a grandstand finish by winning the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th for a come-from-behind win against Pat Doran. Results Foursomes Chris Quinn (Hockley) & Amanda Mayne (Saltford) lost to Helen Jones & Pat Doran 1 down Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) & Felicity Christine (Banstead Downs) lost to Sheena McElroy & Carol Wickham 5/4 Caroline Berry (Bromborough) & Roz Adams (Addington Court Ladies’) lost to Suzanne Corcoran & Gertie McMullen 4/2 Singles Quinn beat Jones 4/2 Melville lost to McElroy 4/2 Mayne lost to Wickham 3/2 Barbara Laird (Sandiway) lost to Corcoran 6/4 Berry beat Doran 2 up Image copyright Cal Carson Golf Agency 2 Oct 2012 England women seniors beat Wales last_img read more

Pitt’s Aaron Donald among 5 Nagurski Trophy finalists

first_imgAaron Donald (Courier Photo/William McBride/File)DALLAS (AP) – Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley are among five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy for national defensive player of the year.Also chosen as finalists by the Football Writers Association of America were Florida State defensive back Lamarcus Joyner, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard. The award will be presented Dec. 9.Donald leads the country in tackles for loss with 22½, including 10 sacks.Mosley leads No. 1 Alabama in tackles with 79 and has broken up five passes.Joyner has 51 tackles for No. 2 Florida State, including 6½ for loss, and had forced three fumbles.Sam has three three-sack games and scored a touchdown on a fumble return. Dennard has three interceptions and seven pass breakups.last_img read more