Archive for May, 2014

More evidence supports connection between traffic-related air pollution and cardiovascular disease

May 8th, 2014 by American Thoracic Society

Car exhaust from petrol engines is possibly carcinogenic to humans (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Traffic-related air pollution is associated with changes in the right ventricle of the human heart that may contribute to the known connection between air pollution exposure and heart diseases (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is associated with changes in the right ventricle of the human heart that may contribute to the known connection between air pollution exposure and heart disease.

The research was published in the paper, ‘Traffic-related Air Pollution and the Right Ventricle. The Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis‘, in the American Thoracic Society‘s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,

“Although the link between traffic-related air pollution and left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure, and cardiovascular death is established, the effects of traffic-related air pollution on the right ventricle have not been well studied,” said lead author Peter Leary, MD, MS, of the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Continue reading

Goldridge Estate Agents sponsors cricketer’s success to raise money for MUG

May 8th, 2014 by Goldridge Estate Agents

David Hooper is in the green Guernsey Cricket kit, Dom Heaume is wearing the black Guernsey FC tracksuit, Matt De La Mare is wearing a suit, and Trevor Kelham is wearing his blue MUG sweatshirt (click image to expand - image ©Chris George)

(from left to right) Matt De La Mare, Trevor Kelham, cricketer David Hooper, and Guernsey footballer Dom Heaume (click image to expand – image ©Chris George)

Goldridge Estate Agents is sponsoring island cricketer David Hooper for the sum of £1 for each run he scores and £10 for each wicket he takes in the KRyS Global Premier Evening League 1. The money raised will go to local charity Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG).

‘Hoops’, as he is known, plays for Goldridge Griffins.

Matt De La Mare, Goldridge director, said “we are very pleased with the money we have raised for MUG via our sponsorship of Guernsey FC player, Dominic Heaume.”

“Hoops is one of Guernsey Cricket’s star performers, and plays for one of our teams, so he seemed an obvious choice for further sponsorship in aid of the charity.” Continue reading

OSA pop-up shop on Smith Street becomes volunteering centre from 2 to 7 June 2014

May 8th, 2014 by Guernsey Community Foundation

The OSA Pop-up shop window on Smith Street, St Peter Port on 1 December 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The OSA Pop-up shop window on Smith Street, St Peter Port on 1 December 2012 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The OSA Pop-Up shop in Smith Street, St Peter Port will be transformed into a Volunteering Centre to mark National Volunteers’ Week 2014.

From Monday 2 June to Saturday 7 June 2014, the Pop-Up shop will be occupied by a wide range of charities that are actively seeking volunteers.

For those thinking about volunteering, this presents an easy opportunity to drop in for an informal chat about what opportunities are out there.

The shop on Smith Street will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

“We want to make volunteering as accessible as possible, so the pop-up shop is perfectly located to catch workers during their lunch break or after work,”’ Laurel Le Tocq of the Continue reading

Register for Saffery Champness Rotary walk on 7 June and raise money for Guernsey charities

May 7th, 2014 by Saffery Champness

This will be the ninth year Saffery Champness staff member Chris Russell takes part in the around the island walk. (click image to expand - image courtesy of Saffery Champness)

This will be the ninth year Saffery Champness staff member Chris Russell takes part in the walk around Guernsey (click image to expand – image courtesy of Saffery Champness)

Organisers of the Saffery Champness Rotary Walk remind islanders that there is still time to register for the 39 mile challenge, which takes place on 7 June 2014.

Chris Russell, the finance and operations manager at Saffery Champness, has taken part in the Walk for the last eight years.

He is once again looking forward to what he considers to be a highlight of the route – walking along the south coast cliffs at dawn on what he hopes will be a calm and sunny morning on 7 June 2014.

Encouraged by friends who were also participating, Mr Russell’s first walk in 2005 took him 13 hours to complete, pacing himself throughout the day and stopping regularly to rehydrate. Continue reading