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first_imgA round-up of news from the professional journalsBiological warfare Nurses have been urged not to wait for NHS officials to pass on informationon biological weapons. “Get the information” is the message frominfection control nurse Lynda Taylor, who has been appointed to a Public HealthLaboratory Service (PHLS) taskforce on deliberate releases of potentiallyharmful substances. She was responding to claims that, although frontlinenurses had received information on anthrax, few had been given details onbotulism, plague and smallpox. Nursing Standard 31 October 2001 Ethical recruitment The Government has issued a code of practice to crack down on the unethicalrecruitment of nurses and other healthcare professionals from overseas, amidgrowing concern that the UK is depriving developing countries of their nurses. Nursing Times 18 October 2001 Nursing homes Nursing homes could be scrapped and replaced by services that people receivefrom the comfort of their own homes, a government minister has hinted. Healthminister Jacqui Smith was giving evidence on the Government’s healthexpenditure at the parliamentary health select committee. Nursing Times 23 October 2001 Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. BriefingOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

U.S. Open wants 15-year-old Coco Gauff in main draw despite age restrictions, report says

first_img Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer unfazed by prospect of Novak Djokovic taking his Grand Slam record Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic relies on mental strength after ‘most demanding’ match of his career The Post notes that Gauff can only play 10 pro events from when she turns 15 until her 16th birthday under the age-eligibility bylaws. Gauff is still eligible to play 12 more pro tournaments before her birthday on March 13. She’s played seven pro tournaments since she turned 15, but received a merit bonus of two extra events. “She went from being not on the radar in women’s tennis to being their biggest star,” tennis historian and former USTA staffer Randy Walker said. “She’s box office. The Open fans are going to go cuckoo for Coco.”Gauff entered Wimbledon ranked No. 313 in the world and jumped up an impressive 172 spots. She’s now No. 141 after making it to the fourth round at the All England Club. A player can use a maximum of three wildcards when they are 15, but Gauff has already accepted her three as she attended the Miami Open, the French Open qualifiers and the Wimbledon qualifiers. “We would expect to see Coco in the main draw of the US Open,’’ USTA director of communications Chris Widmaier told The Post. “She certainly won the hearts of tennis fans in our country with her Wimbledon performance. It’s not every day an athlete of her age becomes water-cooler talk.‘’ Related News U.S. Open officials are doing everything they can to get Cori “Coco” Gauff into next month’s tournament. Officials are planning to give a wildcard to the 15-year-old sensation that caught everyone’s attention when she played at Wimbledon, according to the New York Post, which cited unidentified sources. The only problem is they have to work around the WTA’s age restrictions for 15 year olds.  Widmaier added that he believes the Open will be “exempt,” while an anonymous WTA spokesperson explained to the Post that they don’t believe the governing body will intervene.“The US Open, as a Grand Slam, reserves the right to not align with the Age Eligibility Rule and offer a player a Wild Card in excess of her limit per the Age Eligibility Rule,’’ WTA spokesperson said. Wimbledon 2019: 7 crazy facts from historic Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer matchlast_img read more