‘Karate kick’ Evra leaves Marseille, banned until June 30

first_img0Shares0000Marseille said they and their former defender Patrice Evra, pictured here, had both agreed he would leave the team by “mutual consent” © AFP/File / BORIS HORVATMarseille, France, Nov 10 – Patrice Evra parted ways with Marseille on Friday after his infamous karate kick on one of his own fans, just moments after being banned from European tournaments until June 30, 2018.Marseille said they and the 36-year-old defender had both agreed the former Manchester United and French international would leave by “mutual consent”. “The player’s contract is officially terminated with immediate effect,” said the club.Moments earlier, Evra was banned by UEFA from all European tournaments until June 30 and fined 10,000 euros ($11,650).Evra was widely condemned for the assault on a Marseille spectator which took place during the pre-match warm-up of a Europa League tie at Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes last week.He had been suspended by Marseille in the wake of the controversy while the club’s fanatical followers made it abundantly clear that he was no longer welcome at the Stade Velodrome.“This Game is Over” said a banner unfurled at the ground at last weekend’s 5-0 win over Caen. Another banner read: “We don’t want you in our colours anymore. Evra get lost.”Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud said Friday that it was a sombre day for the 1993 European champions.“Today, there is sadness, firstly for Patrice Evra, who obviously understood the consequences of his actions and who will no longer be able to display his passion at Marseille,” said Eyraud.“Then, for the supporters of Marseille, who are stigmatised because of the irresponsible behaviour of a handful of them.“Finally, for the club, whose reputation is tainted.”– Parallels with Cantona –The ban handed down by UEFA mirrored that given to Evra’s French compatriot Eric Cantona for his flying kick in 1995.Cantona, who was playing for Manchester United at Crystal Palace when the attack took place, was banned for eight months by the English FA.UEFA added Friday that they have not asked FIFA to extend the ban internationally which would have prevented Evra from seeking a new club outside of Europe.France national coach Didier Deschamps said he was saddened by the affair.“It’s a very complicated situation, I wouldn’t wish anyone to be in this situation,” said Deschamps after France’s 2-0 friendly win over Wales in Paris on Friday night.“The sanctions have been announced and they are heavy.”Evra had already attempted damage limitation at the weekend.“Great result tonight well done guys I’m really proud of you. Thanks to all real Olympique Marseille fans… I’m receiving so much support from them,” he wrote on his Instagram account after the win against Caen.Marseille’s American owner Frank McCourt said that Evra’s moment of madness was “unacceptable” but had also pointed the finger at the fans involved.“This was unacceptable behaviour, from both the player and the supporters,” McCourt told La Provence newspaper.“It’s not something that we can tolerate at Marseille, it’s as simple as that.“It’s a very regrettable incident and it is really a pity to see a great player like Patrice pushed to a point where he behaves like that,” McCourt said.Hardline Marseille fans insisted that Evra was no longer welcome at the club.“It’s not possible for him to play again at the ‘Vel’,” Michel Tonini, the head of Yankees Virage Nord supporters group and who was at the game in Portugal, told AFP on Thursday, referring to Marseille’s Velodrome home.Another group, Les Fanatics, said in a statement that Evra must bear all responsibility.“The only person who committed an act of violence was the one wearing the blue and white shirt,” they said.“To suggest that fans travelled for 40 hours by bus just to insult one player is as stupid as it is unfounded.”Evra’s career has been dogged by controversy. At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa he led a revolt of the French players against coach Raymond Domenech.A year later, while playing for Manchester United, Evra was the target of a racist insult from then Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan was banned for eight matches and fined over the incident.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Arsenal star Wilshere ruled out for three months

first_img1 Jack Wilshere in action for Arsenal Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for around three months after successfully undergoing surgery on his left ankle, the Gunners have announced.The England international was substituted during the second half of Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United after damaging ankle ligaments and was subsequently sent to a specialist to be assessed.Wilshere has now gone under the knife and is likely to be out of action until February.An Arsenal statement read: “Jack Wilshere has had successful surgery on his left ankle and will be out for approximately three months.“An assessment with a specialist confirmed the need for an operation and the 22-year-old had successful surgery to his ankle in London on Thursday afternoon.”last_img read more

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Real Madrid lose again as Alaves crank up pressure on Julen Lopetegui

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Alaves had a great chance on the counter as Jony broke down the left, but, after charging into the penalty area, he could only drag a low shot wide.Bale again tested the Alaves keeper with a free-kick from distance, which Fernando Pacheco gathered at the second attempt.As the clock ticked down, Nacho sent in a cross from the left, which Mariano headed over.There was, though, still enough time left for the home side to snatch all three points when Garcia bravely nodded in from close range after Ruben Sobrino’s effort had been saved by Courtois. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 3 huge blow Former Spain boss Lopetegui expected a response from his side following their midweek loss and initially Real produced a positive start.After nine minutes, Karim Benzema saw his goalbound header from full-back Alvaro Odriozola’s cross hacked off the line by Alaves defender Ximo Navarro.At the other end, Jony just failed to get on the end of a long pass upfield which would have put him clear. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED As the half-hour mark approached, Bale, who had missed the trip to Moscow because of a minor groin problem, crashed a 25-yard free-kick straight into the wall.Los Blancos saw plenty of possession during the closing stages of the first half but failed to find a telling pass in the final third as Alaves defended resolutely.Lopetegui made a change for the second half, sending on Mariano to freshen up the attack in place of Benzema.Jony set up Ibai Gomez with an early chance, but Real defender Raphael Varane was alert to clear before Ruben Duarte tested Courtois with a long-range effort.With 20 minutes left, Bale cut in from the right wing and sent an angled shot over the far corner. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Sergio Ramos takes his anger out on the turf Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img RANKED BEST OF REVEALED Alvares celebrate the winner Alaves further increased the pressure on Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui as Manu Garcia’s goal deep into stoppage time secured a shock 1-0 win at Mendizorrotza.Los Blancos had slumped to defeat away to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night, which came on the back of a goalless draw at home in the Madrid derby and a 3-0 loss at Sevilla. 3 Despite recalling the likes of captain Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and fit-again Gareth Bale, Real again lacked a cutting edge in the final third.Despite conceding large spells of possession, Alaves stuck in with their illustrious visitors and were rewarded when substitute Garcia headed in from close range during the fifth minute of added time.Real remain second, level with leaders Barcelona but having played a match more, while Alaves are third, also on 14 points. It was back-to-back defeats for Madrid MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Weekend

first_img“Sister’s Christmas Catechism – The Mystery of the Magi Gold” will be performed, 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $30; $25 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Antelope Valley Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker,” 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $26; $14 for children. Call (661) 723-5950. Lancaster High School band concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the theater at Lancaster High School, 44701 32nd St. W., Lancaster. The school’s jazz ensemble, concert band and wind ensemble will perform. William J. “Pete” Knight High School Music Department will have a holiday concert featuring instrumental and choral groups, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 37423 70th St. E., Palmdale. Admission is free. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Littlerock High School Music Department will perform its annual winter concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the theater at Littlerock High School, 10833 E. Ave. R, Littlerock. Admission is free. !boxes Lancaster High School choirs will perform their annual winter concerts, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the theater at Lancaster High School, 44701 32nd St. W., Lancaster. Tickets: $3 per person, with a maximum charge of $10 per family. Palmdale High School choirs will perform their annual winter concert, 7 p.m. Thursday in the theater at Highland High School, 39055 25th St. W., Palmdale. Suggested donation: $2. Short stories that won a Palmdale Writers Roundtable competition will be read, 7:30 p.m. Thursday as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Admission is free. Call (661) 267-5684. Palmdale Youth and Community Dance Company will perform “The Snow Queen,” dance variations from “The Nutcracker” and tap and jaz pieces to the music of “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras will perform the Brandenburg “Sinfonia” and “Sleepers Awake” plus holiday favorites, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10; $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Palmdale Youth and Community Choirs will perform holiday songs, 2 p.m. Dec. 18 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10; $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa DJ Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes will be held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester at (661) 718-8997. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring a small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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SPORT-SOMDEV 3 LAST

first_imgQ) What is your reason for coming couple of days ahead of Q) What is your reason for coming couple of days ahead of others? A) The coach (Zeeshan Ali) and the captain (Anand Amritraj) said, that earlier you come, the better it is. Getting used to the heat and the conditions. Hopefully, it works as an advantage as it is going to be a tough tie. Q) You have enjoyed great results in Delhi. You have not lost here in years. How hopeful you are continue your incredible record? A) Thats one of the reasons that we chose this venue. Me and Yuki both have lot of success on this court particularly. Hopefully, the home court helps us. The weather seems to be shaping great for the Indians, hopefully it remains like this. We have given ourselves a chance. Q) What makes this venue so special for you? A) Its combination of lot of things. To be honest, everytime I come here, I feel different. May be its luck, maybe its winning key points here and there. Something about this place makes very comfortable. In the past, that is how it has been. I hope it continues. This tie, I am going to do everything I can. Q) The absence of Tomas Berdych should work to India?s advantage. A) Its a huge boost. The guy is a top player single-handedly, he won the Davis Cup twice for Czech Republic, playing singles on Friday, doubles on Saturday and the singles on Sunday. The guy is really done it. Not having having him, hurts them a lot. Let?s hope that it works in our advantage. Q) Do you know that Czechs are a bit worried about your record here. Lukas Rosol was mentioning it in an interview? A) Wow! I did not know that they are aware about that. Its good (that they know). We will give visitors a good fight. Q) Rosol is not the same player, who beat Rafael Nadal two years back. Do you think, India can attack him more? A) He is still ranked higher than both of us. He won a round in the US Open as well. Not too long ago the guy was seeded in the Slams. Hes a tough guy to attack. He has got a huge serve, huge forehand and a huge backhand. He hits the ball big. Its tough to play against these guys on your terms. Q) Did you know Jiri Vesley is yet to win a live singles rubber in Davis Cup? A) Thats news to us. I never knew that. Hopefully that continues (laughs). Q) Yuki today won a Challenger in Shanghai. Thats good for India. A) He is in great form. During New Zealand tie, the guy really upped his game. He played world class tennis. The only people who saw was us. Even after that he went to States and made two semis before the US Open and even there lost a very close three-setter to a pretty good player, Nishioka. He is ready to make a huge leap in his career. He is ready to break top-100 in my opinion. He is working hard. Hats off to him, huge morale booster for us with him coming in with a Challenge win. He is sharp and winning close matches. Q) Davis Cup has often brought the best out of you. Hoping for the same in this tie? A) Last year something similar happened. I played a good rubber against Serbia. I love playing Davis Cup, I love playing the five-set format. Playing at home and in Delhi is. Its going to be tough but I am going to fight for every point. PTI AT KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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England vs India: Newbie Prithvi Shaw gears up for his India debut in style

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementImage Courtesy: The HinduThe inclusion of 19-year-old Prithvi Shaw in the test squad in place of Murali Vijay for the remaining fixtures was a huge call made by the selectors. The youngster has been thriving in the domestic circuit for a while and the selection seemed imminent after a strong performance in the IPL as well.Shaw, touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket has been the subject of talk ever since his days as a junior cricketer where he has managed to shatter several records to gain the notice of the world.As the gates for the biggest platform set to open soon, the BCCI posted a clip of the Under-19 World Cup winning captain gearing up for practice in his kit at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Here is the tweet posted by the BCCI.Young @PrithviShaw gearing up for the nets session here at The Ageas Bowl.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/p5DdaReDrJ— BCCI (@BCCI) August 27, 2018The shambolic display by the openers so far in the tour forced the selectors to dig deep for an additional opener in the form of the 19-year-old. While current openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan showed a promising display at Trent Bridge, a shuffle could be on the cards with Shaw being in a rich vein of form.The Delhi Daredevils’ southpaw seemed at ease in England en route to an entertaining knock of 62 in the first innings for India A against the England Lions at Worcester a while ago.As India heads into a minor transition phase through the inclusion of Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari, it is up to the young guns to cement their spot in the line-up with the competition getting tougher than ever.With Shaw stepping into the toughest phase of his career, his constant hard work and determination which has got him so far will be vital for his progress at the highest stage.Read Also:Cricket: This is why Ravichandran Ashwin is the best spinner in TestsVirat Kohli reminisces Rakshabandhan with a throwback picturelast_img read more

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Novak Djokovic beats John Millman in straight sets to win Japan Open

first_imgNovak Djokovic beats John Millman in straight sets to win Japan OpenWorld No. 1 Novak Djokovic marked a triumphant return to the ATP tour after withdrawing from the last US Open due to a shoulder injury.advertisement Associated Press TokyoOctober 6, 2019UPDATED: October 6, 2019 19:16 IST Djokovic poses with his champion trophy during the award ceremony of the Japan Open (AP)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic overcame Australian qualifier John Millman’s challenge 6-3, 6-2It marked the 76th singles title win for DjokovicDjokovic won the trophy at the Ariake Colosseum – a venue for the Tokyo 2020 OlympicsNovak Djokovic couldn’t have asked for a better tournament debut in Tokyo. Playing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Djokovic beat Australian qualifier John Millman 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Japan Open on Sunday, marking the 10th time the Serbian has lifted a trophy on his main draw debut at a tour-level event.The top-ranked Serb did not drop a set in his five matches at Ariake Colosseum with the closest set, 7-5, coming against home favorite Go Soeda in the second round. In his final three matches, against fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille, third-seeded David Goffin and Millman all of whom have made a Grand Slam quarterfinal Djokovic lost a total of 15 games.”I didn’t drop a set all week so I played fantastic tennis,” said Djokovic who will next play in Shanghai. “There are not many negatives here that I can point out so I’m going to Shanghai with great confidence and hope I can finish the year in style.”Sunday’s final followed a familiar pattern to his previous matches here with Djokovic breaking Millman to go up 3-1 in the first set with a perfectly placed forehand volley to the corner.”Obviously the key was to try to fight off the resistance early in the match because he didn’t have much to lose playing finals from qualifications,” Djokovic said. “He came out and played pretty well but I made that crucial break and I was serving very well which allowed me to get a set advantage.”advertisementThe second set was even more dominant as Djokovic broke his opponent twice to go up 3-0 then held serve the rest of the way.Djokovic lost only four first-serve points and hit six aces.Djokovic retired with a left-shoulder injury during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka at the U.S. Open but has shown no lingering effects in Tokyo.”I didn’t know until one week before the start of this tournament that I would be here,” Djokovic said. “That’s when I made a decision with my team that I was ready to play.”The 32-year-old Serb is making a push to finish as year-end No. 1 for the sixth time, which would tie the mark held by Pete Sampras.Djokovic now stands alone in third place on the ATP Tour this year with 46 tour-level wins, breaking a tie with Roger Federer. The only players ahead of him are Daniil Medvedev (54) and Rafael Nadal (48).Also Read | Novak Djokovic eases past David Goffin to set up Tokyo final with John MillmanAlso Read | Sumit Nagal enters semifinal of ATP Challenger CampinasFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Novak DjokovicFollow Japan Open 2019 Nextlast_img read more

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NHT Looking At Measures to Reduce Housing Costs

first_imgThe National Housing Trust (NHT) will be seeking to achieve significant reductions in construction costs to lower the price of houses to contributors.Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. Morais Guy, said the move is part of efforts to meet the demand for some 400,000 houses.“The Government recognises that this has to be the approach in order to provide even more benefits for existing contributors and for the Trust to be in a position to cater to the housing needs of new and prospective contributors,” he stated.The Minister was speaking at an award ceremony for participants in the Trust’s Architectural Design Challenge for affordable housing, held on Thursday (June 20) at the NHT car park on Knutsford Boulevard.He noted that the drive to reduce housing costs demands greater reliance on innovation in design and building systems.  “These innovations must be geared towards developing new methods and materials for building that ensures quality, durability, construction integrity and pleasant aesthetics, while significantly reducing cost,” he noted.Dr. Guy, who has responsibility for housing, stated that while the Government is a significant stakeholder in the business of housing the nation, it cannot do it alone, and requires the input of all players in the search for solutions.Managing Director of the NHT, Cecile Watson, stated that the demand for affordable housing, especially from lower income earners, “is now a burning imperative”. She said the housing sector needs more varied options especially for persons earning between minimum wage and $10,000 weekly.Jamaicans in the low income group account for roughly 47 per cent of the NHT’s contributor base.While these persons are able to access NHT loans of up to $1.7 million, the Trust’s research indicates that the construction cost for an NHT-designed habitable unit is approximately $3.2 million.“Times such as these force us to ask questions such as how can we do things better or differently to get maximum results from the resources we have. We have taken an important step in stimulating the thinking in delivering more affordable housing at lower price points through designing differently,” Mrs. Watson stated.The Architectural Design Challenge required entrantsto submit designs for houses to accommodate a minimum one child and one adult, with the potential for expansion to accommodate two adults and two children.The low cost designs to emerge from the competition could possibly produce a unit larger than an NHT studio for less than $3.2 million, therefore making it accessible to single low income applicants.The competition also required that entries reflect the use of materials that are accessible, durable, abundant, affordable and available locally.A total of 30 entries were received for the competition held from October 14 to  December 14, 2012, with the team of Yanique Powell-Green, Camiel Stanbury and Cleon Meikle emerging the winners and copping the top prize of $400,000.Garfield Wood and Francois Munda received $200,000 for their second place design, while Mark Taylor, who placed third, took home $100,000.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Interprofessional Cancer Education in Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority

first_img Improved patient care is at the heart of a project designed to train cancer health professionals to provide cancer education to their peers. Funded by Health Canada, with Cancer Care Nova Scotia as the project lead, Partners for Interprofessional Cancer Education has trained three health professionals from Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority as facilitators. The training provides expertise in interprofessional learning — a greater appreciation of each others’ values, knowledge and abilities; collaborative, patient-centred care and cultural sensitivity and safety for First Nations communities. These facilitators will educate health professionals in their district. Together with 35 other facilitators from across Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, they will reach more than 1,100 community-based health professionals over the next year. “Canada’s government commends Cancer Care Nova Scotia and itspartners for their leadership in this project. By April 2008, more than 1,000 Nova Scotian health professionals will be better trained to help cancer patients,” said Tony Clement, federal Minister of Health. “The introduction of interprofessional education across Nova Scotia will benefit not only the patients who will receive unprecedented treatment and support, but also the teams of professionals who work in cancer care.” “With the expertise and commitment of districts, and the strength of our other partners, we are extending the value and reach of Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s original interprofessional education program, the interprofessional core curriculum,” said Theresa Marie Underhill, chief operating officer, Cancer Care Nova Scotia. “Through this project, we are enhancing it, extending the training of health professionals and providing the necessary supports for them to deliver the interprofessional core curriculum to others.” “The Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority is pleased toplay a role in the Partners for Interprofessional Cancer Education,” said Kevin MacDonald, CEO. “These facilitators will have an enormous impact on the delivery of timely and relevant information to healthcare professionals in our district, which will ultimately improve the quality of cancer care treatment for patients and their families. In an area as geographically diverse as Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority, the impact of a program such as this one cannot be underestimated.” Health professionals with an expertise in cancer or palliative care were recruited to participate in the training. Medical and radiation oncologists, palliative care physicians and nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nursing students from St. Francis Xavier University and First Nations representatives working in health were among those trained. “From a palliative care perspective, interprofessional learning has tremendous value,” said Dr. Carolyn Rideout, clinical director of child and adolescent psychiatry and consultant, palliative care. “The benefits of learning from, about and with each other are immense, ” said Heather Brander, palliative care nurse consultant, Saint Martha’s Hospital. “Collaboration of care, heightened awareness of district resources and a true team approach, can only increase the quality of cancer related care to patients and families. ” The Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre, in collaboration with other partners, implemented the first phase of the project, the development of the facilitator training program. First Nations consultants worked with the Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre to ensure cultural safety and sensitivity was woven throughout the training program. The centre also revised the case studies included in Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s interprofessional core curriculum, which facilitators will be delivering. Beginning in April, facilitators will deliver the core curriculumprogram to community based health professionals in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. The curriculum has 10 modules including, pain and symptom management, treatment and side effects. By April 2008, 1,100 health professionals will have a better knowledge in these areas as well as an improved understanding and appreciation of the expertise of their team members and the community resources available to patients and families. The curriculum will also be included in the undergraduate nursing program at St. Francis Xavier University. As part of the project, Cancer Care Nova Scotia will help facilitators develop a community of practice to build interprofessional knowledge and expertise through better interaction. An evaluation, led by Dalhousie Continuing Medical Education, for both facilitators and participants will cover both intended and self reported changes in practice. Possible ways for evaluating the project from the patient perspective are also being discussed. In addition to Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Partners for Interprofessional Cancer Education includes: district health authorities, the IWK Health Centre, the Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre, Dalhousie University Continuing Medical Education, Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy, Division of Continuing Pharmacy Education, the Union of NovaScotia Indians, the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, St. Francis Xavier University School of Nursing, Seniors’ Secretariat and Prince Edward Island Department of Health. Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health,created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, families, and the health care system through prevention, screening, education and research. CANCER CARE N.S.–Interprofessional Cancer Education inGuysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authoritylast_img read more

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