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African-American Participation in AD Research: Effective Strategies



Is Alzheimer's more common, or different, in black Americans? Or do cerebrovascular risk factors account for much of that community's …
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Growing participation in the Caribbean >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News


The 2018 Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) Annual Conference was held October 12-14 in Antigua, attracting fifty sailing professionals from around the region including regatta organizers, measurers, yacht club and race program managers.

Newly elected President Alison Sly-Adams of Antigua Sailing Week summarized the initiatives in her opening remarks of the conference. “The CSA Rating rule is the backbone of the organization, it being the rule which allows us to operate fair racing across the entire region in our regattas but to grow our regattas we have to make sailing accessible to the majority.

“The CSA will continue to utilize its ability to coordinate resources at a regional level in order to provide development opportunities and an increase in the numbers of people coming into the…

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Caribbean News – Carnival-Themed Voter Promotion To Push Participation Of Caribbean Immigrants In U.S. Elections La…


One of the promos for the CaribPR Wire Carnival-themed US Caribbean American voter education campaign.

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 21, 2018: With 46 days until the November 6, 2018 mid-term election in the U.S. from today, September 21, 2018, CaribPR Wire, the PR newswire of the Caribbean and partner of the PR Newswire, is launching a carnival-themed voter promotion campaign across the United States to urge Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans who are eligible to vote, to ensure they do.

The promotion is the brain-child of CaribPR Wire founder, Felicia J. Persaud, to stimulate and drum-up voter turn-out among the Caribbean immigrant voting bloc in the U.S. this November.

“This is the most critical election of our life-time as immigrants in this…

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South Africa: Inconsistent Participation of Southern African Countries at Codex


While Southern African countries generally adopt Codex standards, there are concerns that many are missing the opportunity to shape or influence these standards due to their poor attendance of meetings. Their presence is critical especially given the growing efforts by some countries (mainly the European Union) to introduce non-scientific factors into Codex’s decision-making and standards setting process. Notably, the European Union is the largest trading partner for Southern Africa and has a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. Many agriculture industries benefit from the structure and predictability of Codex`s science-based framework. Hence, Southern Africa has an important stake in their own self-interest in ensuring…

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Voices Dare to volunteer: Boosting African-American participation in the industry



It was too rare of an occurrence. The American College of Financial Services' Conference of African-American Financial Professionals, for the first time …
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Costa Rica Concludes Participation in Central American and Caribbean Games With 26 Medals


The XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games celebrated this year in Barranquilla, Colombia, came to an end this August 3rd. Costa Rica concluded its participation with 26 medals in total.

Costa Rica only won one gold medal, which came from the participation of Andrea Vargas in the athletics competition of 100 meters hurdles.
The country also achieved six silver medals, three in taekwondo, two in racquetball, and one in female soccer.

The rest of the medals were bronce, achieved in the following disciplines: karate (3), bowling (3), boxing (2), swimming (2), cycling (1), taekwondo (4), athletics (1), racquetball (3).

Costa Rica had a total of 250 participating athletes, 130 male and 120 females representing the country in 23 out of the 36 disciplines that were disputed during this…

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