News Briefs for March 11, 2021
News reports from Tanzania, Loma Linda School of Allied Health, ADRA International, the British Virgin Islands and a bar in Fiji:
The Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon 2021 took place on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The event was based out of Moshi Cooperatives University in Moshi, Tanzania, and featured a full-length marathon, a half marathon and a 5 km fun run featuring Adventist youth from across Tanzania. Official sponsors for the 2021 event included Kilimanjaro Premium Lager (Main sponsor-42Km), TIGO (21Km-Half Marathon), Grand Malt (5km –Fun Run), Kilimanjaro Water, TPC Limited, Simba Cement, Absa Bank Tanzania and Unilever. Race organizers claimed the number of runners was restricted to abide with COVID social distancing regulations.
From LLUH: Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions Respiratory Program is first on the West Coast and in California to receive the Apex Recognition Award from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).
The two-year national recognition award identifies the School of Allied Health Profession’s Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care entry level program as having best practices in educating future practitioners and patient safety.
The AARC Apex Recognition Award was developed in 2017 as a way for the AARC board of directors to recognize healthcare organizations and respiratory care programs that highlight best practices aligned with evidence-based medicine.
From ADRA International’s Facebook page: Yemen has been at the top of Washington’s foreign policy agenda over the last month. Why? In this Op-Ed, ADRA President Michael Kruger discusses the civil conflict in Yemen and our responsibility in doing our part to end the hunger and suffering.
Inter-American Division News reported the oldest Adventist church on the Caribbean island of Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, is being demolished. The structure had been home to the Road Town Seventh-day Adventist Church for 40 years but was severely damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The congregation has raised funds to build a new church building. In the meantime, they are meeting on the campus of British Virgin Islands Adventist School.
Adventist Record reports that three Adventist churches in Fiji’s western division have launched a juice bar selling “natural, herbal juices to fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).”
Votualevu, Namaka and Nadi English Seventh-day Adventist churches joined forces to open Bitu Wellness Centre, better known as “Bitu Bar,” a wellness bar in Nadi, Fiji’s tourism hub.
According to Adventist Record, the bar serves juices from herbs including goldenseal, mile-a-minute (Asiatic tearthumb), and fruit and vegetables such as kumquat, carrot, and celery.