Tasting Tomatoes.

first_imgWalter Reeves Can a green or purple tomato taste as good as a red one? On the next “Gardening inGeorgia” Aug. 3, host Walter Reeves and Wayne McLaurin, plus a panel of food experts,gather to compare the taste of heirloom tomatoes.Reeves will also look at planting in wet areas. Hank Bruno, trails manager at CallawayGardens, shows some of his favorite ornamental plants that grow in wet places.Thursday on GPTVDon’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. on GeorgiaPublic Television. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. “Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV.last_img

Dominica to introduce program to reduce diabetic amputations

first_img Tweet 121 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica to introduce program to reduce diabetic amputations by: – May 8, 2018 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Minister responsible for Health and Social Services, Dr. Kenneth DarrouxA pilot program to introduce a new pharmaceutical dubbed Heberprot-P, which reduces amputations associated with diabetes, will soon be launched here by the Ministry of Health and Social Services.This was announced by the Minister responsible for Health Dr. Kenneth Darroux who was speaking at a press conference held last week.According to the website ‘Cuba Heal’ Heberprot-P is an innovative Cuban product with epidermal growth factor as the main ingredient given to patients suffering from ulcers that are non-healing and non-responding to other conventional treatments.“We are about to start a pilot programme to involve forty-five patients, meaning of course, diabetic patients with varying degrees of foot ulcers,” Dr. Darroux indicated.Diabetic foot ulcer, as per ‘Cuba Heal’, occurs when an ulcer or a wound develops in an area in the lower legs or feet which does not heal or is difficult to treat leading to the exposure of the underlying tissue and becoming susceptible to infections.“We know foot ulcers are a common occurrence among patients with diabetes. This product gets injected into the ulcer, and in little as three months you can begin to see serious visible results,” Dr. Darroux stated.He added that the drug is now highly demanded in regional countries as well as around the world to include China, America, and France.The Ministry of Health and Social Services is seeking the services of an angiologist to help to evaluate and assess the patients because the ulcers will have to be in varying degrees.This is important as Dr. Darroux explained that the patients will have to be in some sort of admission in a hospital like setting to begin the program which will include patients from all eight health districts. Dr. Darroux also noted that funding for the program has been secured, and the director of the company will be visiting Dominica in the upcoming weeks to help finalize plans to start this programme.Heberprot-P was registered in Cuba in 2006, and in 2007 was included in the National Basic Medications List and approved for marketing. It has been registered in 15 other countries, enabling treatment of more than 100,000 patients. Heberprot-P is a unique therapy for the most complicated and recalcitrant chronic wounds usually associated with high amputation risk.last_img read more

China Masters: Kidambi Srikanth storms into Round 2, HS Prannoy crashes out

first_imgKidambi Srikanth began his China Masters campaign on a positive note as he thrashed Lucas Corvee of France in straight games to advance to the second round on Wednesday.Men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also advanced to the second round of the tournament, registering a straight games victory over seventh seed Danish pair of Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding.On the other hand, HS Prannoy proved to be a no challenge against Asian Games 2018 champion Jonatan Christie and crashed out of the men’s singles Round 1 in Fuzhou.In the mixed doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out of the tournament fighting against the seventh seed Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh in three games.On Tuesday, PV Sindhu had registered an easy 21-13, 21-19 win over Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia to enter the second round.Srikanth had no trouble whatsoever against Corvee as he dispatched the French 21-12, 21-16 in 35 minutes to set up a second round clash against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia, who earlier beat Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-8, 21-10.In the first round of the BWF World Tour 750 tournament, Srikanth was in his elements as he played to the lines, stuck to his attacking game plan and did not let Corvee settle into the match.Srikanth is yet to win a tournament this year after seeing the high of four Superseries titles in 2017 and will want to end the drought in the country where he notched up his first title.advertisementAlso read – The year is not over yet, hope to finish on a high: PV Sindhu to India TodaySatwik and Chirag have been showing a lot of promise as a pair over the last year and a half. They recently became the first Indian men’s doubles pair to make it to the semi-finals of a Super 750 level BWF tournament when they reached the last four at French Open. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (R) and Chirag Shetty reached the China Masters Round of 16. (BWF Photo)The young men’s doubles pair from India showed great tenacity and mental toughness in bringing up a 23-21, 24-22 win over Conrad-Petersen and Kolding in 53 minutes.The testimony to the duo’s rising stature is that they now lead the Danish pair 3-0 in their head-to-head record but this was their first straight games victory over Conrad-Petersen and Kolding.Both the game went extremely close and while the Danish pair tried to go one up, Satwik and Chirag managed to take both the games in their fifth game points.In the second game, Satwik and Chirag in fact blew up a 13-8 lead to let the Danish pair come close but they held their nerves in the most crucial moments and did not let the Danish pair get a single game points and instead racked up match points themselves to eventually convert their fifth.Satwik and Chirag will next be up against the Indonesian pair of Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryanira and Ade Yusuf Santoso in the Round of 16.HS PRANNOY, VAISHNAVI REDDY, SATWIK-ASHWINI LOSEHS Prannoy could not participate in the Denmark and French Open due to health issues and was returning to action after a gap of one month and was no match to Christie, who has been doing well on the circuit this year.In a matter of 33 minutes, Prannoy lost 11-21, 14-21 to Christie and was unable to put up any challenge to the Indonesian.Prannoy will next participate in the Hong Kong Open, which starts on November 13.Vaishnavi Jakka Reddy also bowed out of the tournament with a meek 12-21, 16-21 to Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong in just 30 minutes. Vaishnavi, world No.59, was no match to the quality and pace of world No.22 Chochuwong.Earlier this year in Indonesia Open, Chochuwong had stretched India’s top women’s singles shuttler PV Sindhu to three games before bowing out.Satwik and Ashwini have been making strides on the circuit. The world No.28 pair were up against world No.7 pair from Thailand Chan-Goh. For an hour and three minutes, Satwik and Ashwini battled the Malaysian pair but eventually went down.All the three games of the match went close. While Ashwini-Satwik lost the first game 18-21, they hit back to take the second 21-19.The decider was once again an intense battle but Chan-Goh edged out 21-17 to take the match and advance to the second round.last_img read more