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Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA – learn about this library’s community education series designed to address difficult life planning decisions. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Weekly Funding Tips: Funding Tip 1- Talk it through – through mid-April, NNLM MAR will offer weekly tips for members who inten...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Public Workshop for the Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium
March 7, 2018; Washington, DC or via webcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Workshop on the Future of Health Care Quality
March 14, 2018; London, UK. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are You Interested in Helping Parents and Their Young Children?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

USDA AWIC Workshop: March 13-14, Beltsville, MD
Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A WorkshopMarch 13-14, 2018 | Beltsville, MD The USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) teaches a one and a half day workshop at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, MD, for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The workshop is targeted for principal investigators, members of IACUCs, information providers, administrators of animal use programs, and veterinarians. (Source: OLAW News)
Source: OLAW News - February 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: hamptonl Source Type: news

Aksoy Labs combats the tsetse fly to protect Africa from sleeping sickness
Yale professor of Serap Aksoy ’s work to combat sleeping sickness in Africa has included mapping the genome of the tsetse fly and developing student workshops. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation E-Field Modeling Workshop
The NIMH Division of Translational Research sponsored a workshop to provide an overview of the use of electric-field (e-field) modeling in noninvasive brain stimulation studies. Experts provided theoretical background information on e-field modeling as well as practical hands-on experience with a variety of available software packages. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Experts in animal welfare and policy development participate in ground-breaking workshops
The Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol and the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) have joined forces this month [February] to stage two workshops which aim to shape new agricultural policies. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

The Escalation Dating Abuse Workshop for College Students: results of an efficacy RCT - Rothman EF, Paruk J, Banyard V.
OBJECTIVE: Assess the efficacy of a college dating abuse (DA) prevention workshop. PARTICIPANTS: 85 students from Greek organizations. METHODS: Two fraternities and two sororities were randomized to intervention or waitlist control. Participants co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Workshop on Women's Mental Health Across the Life Course Through a Sex-Gender Lens
March 7, 2018; Washington, DC or via webcast. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building the Evidence Base for Disaster Risk Reduction for Health Systems in Response to Natural Disasters: Webinar 2: Engaging Stakeholders
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences]. 02/07/2018 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar is part of a series of webinars, workshops, pilot studies, and regional preparedness exercises to discuss the current state and future direction of critical healthcare infrastructure modeling for disaster events. It focuses on developing initial needs assessment from various sectoral stakeholders, including identification of specific planning and response needs; discussion of time and spatial scales; specific types and format of information to be output from models; and...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building the Evidence Base for Disaster Risk Reduction for Health Systems in Response to Natural Disasters: Webinar 1: State of the Science
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences]. 01/24/2018 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar is part of a series of webinars, workshops, pilot studies, and regional preparedness exercises to discuss the current state and future direction of critical healthcare infrastructure modeling for disaster events. It explains how to establish the framework for the overall predictive modeling project: its modular components, consideration of the foundational modeling platform, types of expertise to be brought together. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Wiley Displays Commitment to Research and Learning in India
John Wiley and Sons Inc, today announced that Peter Booth Wiley (Chairman Emeritus, Wiley), Matthew Kissner (Chairman of the Board, Wiley) and Vikas Gupta (Managing Director of Wiley, India), will discuss the future of research and learning in India at the 32nd International Publishers Association (IPA) Congress to be held in New Delhi from February 11 to 13, 2018.  The company’s top leaders will discuss opportunities to build science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) capacity in India. “We have been publishing books and scholarly material in India since the 1960s,” said Mr. Peter...
Source: News from STM - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Injectable Drug Delivery conference 2018
16 - 17 May 2018, London, UK.The SMi Group are thrilled to present the launch of Injectable Drug Delivery Conference 2018. The event is taking place in central London on 16th and 17th May 2018, with two pre-conference workshops occurring on 15th May 2018. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden seeks Fellow - Lund, Sweden
Job title: Cochrane Sweden FellowSpecifications: Part Time (0.5 FTE)Reports to:director of Cochrane SwedenLocation:Lund, SwedenApplication Closing Date: 28th February 2018Purpose of the job:As member of the Cochrane Sweden team, the Fellow works closely with the director of the centre to support activities. A key function will be to provide support in training and education events.Background:Cochrane Sweden was launched in May 2017 with the support and guidance of the Nordic Cochrane Centre. It is funded by Sk åne University Hospital (mainly thanks to prof.Ingemar Petersson), Region Sk åne and Lund University. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Grant Writing Workshop with Office of Minority Health
April 26-27, 2018; Bemidji, MN.(Bemidji State University) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to Make Medical Devices Like a Magician
John Crombie has a few tricks up his sleeve and this magician isn't afraid to reveal his secrets. During a product development workshop at MD&M West this week, Crombie explained how to apply the art of magical illusion to your next product development project. First, Crombie performed what is known as the Penna coin trick in which he showed his spectators a glass that had a piece of rubber covering the top and secured with a rubber band a quarter on top. He then asked an audience volunteer to push down on the quarter with his finger, giving the illusion that the coin had passed through the piece of rubber into the...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) R Source Type: news

We liberate the mind, we liberate the land
Alaa Shehada, Mark Thomas and Faisal Abu Alhayjaa. All images © Lesley Martin 2017. In 2010 Mark Thomas, Britain’s best-known political comedian, was walking the length of Israel’s controversial separation wall, the illegal barrier that cuts an oppressive swathe through the West Bank, when he decided to take a detour to the Jenin Refugee Camp. He’d been told of an unlikely theatre – in the heart of the camp – and couldn’t resist checking it out. “It was one of the most exciting places I’d ever come across,” he recalls now. “Look, I’m all about trying to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine international Palestine Source Type: news

Harmonized human health risk assessment of plant protection products?
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) What strategies exist to ensure independent and transparent risk assessment? How can the scientific dialogue be improved between the various stakeholders? These and other questions were discussed by representatives of the EU Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the EU member states, the industry and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at a workshop on the harmonization and further development of the risk assessment of plant protection products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Oswestry ORLAU Gait Course 27-29 June 2018
This course will provide a unique insight into why we walk the way we do. It will provide a mixture of lectures, practical workshops and patient case studies in small groups to help the delegates understand and interpret both 2-D video vector analysis and 3-D gait analysis. A multi-disciplinary approach will give participants an awareness of how gait analysis can then guide our management of mobility problems to improve patient outcomes. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Would You Like to Learn How to Work More Effectively with Latino Patients?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Short Takes
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of academies of sciences and medicine, has released a summary of the workshop on "Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology" that was held in Germany in October 2017 and convened by the IAP, US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the European Academies Science Advisory Council, and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The international workshop brought together global experts in genetic engineering, security studies, and public policy to discuss strategies to mitigate potential security concerns posed...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Genome editing offers promising tools for environmental health science
A workshop sponsored by the National Academies explored how genome and epigenome editing might help advance environmental health research. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Enhancing Community Resilience in the Gulf region - Upcoming Workshop and Grant Opportunity
February 14, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In March, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. Dr. Matthew Lin, Director of the Office of Minority Health, announced earlier this week the 2018 theme for National Minority Health Month: Partnering for Health Equity. Stay tuned for more details about how you ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

UNISON ’s women’s conference opens in Liverpool today
UNISON’s 2018 women’s conference opened today (Friday) at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool. Women make up more than 75% of UNISON’s membership, so the conference presents the ideal opportunity to debate the ongoing challenges and obstacles that women face in modern Britain. Issues such as misogyny, online abuse and low pay will be discussed during the three-day conference. Workshops will also be held to support members, covering topics such as your legal rights when trying to create a work/life balance, mental health issues in the workplace and what can be done to reduce the impact of Brexit on women...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Siobhan Cooley Tags: Article 2018 Women's Conference carillion gender pay gap Source Type: news

Public Workshop: Strategies for Promoting the Safe Use and Appropriate Prescribing of Prescription Opioids
February 15, 2018 9:00am-4:30pm ET; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evolution of Viral Networks: H1N1, Ebola, and Zika
National Institutes of Health. 01/29/2018 This one-hour, 15-minute lecture addresses the culture of public health, production of scientific knowledge, networks of expertise, information sharing, and everyday experiences of epidemiologists, microbiologists, biomedical scientists, and medical practitioners. It is the keynote address of Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, which brings together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

FDA's first Pre-Cert workshops give industry and agency a chance to talk
The road to FDA clearance for medical devices may change radically in the next year.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Accreditation Orientation Workshop (July)
July 26-27, 2018; Washington, DC. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accreditation Orientation Workshop
March 5-6, 2018; Arlington, VA. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OMHRC Grant-Writing Workshop
March 22-23, 2018; New Orleans, LA. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt, States, Others to Develop Guideline for Health Sector Reporting
[This Day] The Federal Ministry of Health has organised a three-day workshop for health promotion officers, members of the press and private stakeholders to develop guideline for health reporting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program: Share Your Ideas
The All of Us Research Program is seeking input from the public that will help identify key research priorities and requirements (such as data types and methods) for future versions of the All of Us protocol. The program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide, who will sign up to share their information over time. Researchers will be able to access participants’ de-identified information for a variety of studies to learn more about the biological, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence health and d...
Source: Dragonfly - February 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Science News from NLM Source Type: news

Thank you for joining us on Day 1 of our #DigitalHealth workshop. FDA will discuss drivers of excellence and key performance indicators on Day 2 https://go.usa.gov/xn7rM   #MedicalDevice #FDAPrecert
Thank you for joining us on Day 1 of our #DigitalHealth workshop. FDA will discuss drivers of excellence and key performance indicators on Day 2 https://go.usa.gov/xn7rM  #MedicalDevice #FDAPrecert (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Great insights shared today from #FDAPrecert participants at FDA ’ s #DigitalHealth public workshop. Docket is open for your input on #FDAPrecert https://go.usa.gov/xn7qs   #MedicalDevice
Great insights shared today from #FDAPrecert participants at FDA’s #DigitalHealth public workshop. Docket is open for your input on #FDAPrecert https://go.usa.gov/xn7qs  #MedicalDevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Exploring Partnership Governance in Global Health: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
To explore partnership governance in global health, the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety held a workshop, planned by an ad hoc expert committee, on October 26th, 2017. A workshop rapporteur has prepared this proceedings-in brief as a factual summation of the session discussions. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia:HIV Prevention Workshop Held for Offenders
[New Era] L üderitz -Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO)'s youth development officer Ivan Mueze recently conducted a week-long information-sharing workshop at the Lüderitz Correctional Facility, for offenders, in an effort to prevent and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in prison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2018, NLM Webinar Series: Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed Starts on March 5, 2018
This newly expanded series of interactive workshops will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - January 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. Did your organization host an event or offer programming for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activitie...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Fielding School of Public Health to start program to increase diversity in the workforce
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has a received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Minority Health and Health Equity to launch a training program for undergraduate students to pursue careers in public health.TheUCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program will be part of the larger CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars program network. The UCLA program provides undergraduate students committed to working with populations that are underserved and underrepresented the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, struct...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

OpenAthens 2018 Conference: Championing the user
Federated access management specialist OpenAthens is to host a conference focused on ‘championing the user’ in March. The one-day conference at the British Library in London on Thursday, 22 March will explore the challenges around providing users with secure, simple access to a world of digital content and discuss the solutions and developments in this space. Speakers will include leading figures from across the publishing, education and research sectors including Williams Bowes, director of policy and general counsel at the Publishers Association, Torsten Reimer, head of research services at the British Librar...
Source: News from STM - January 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Open Access Source Type: news

EDirect for PubMed Starts March 5!
This newly expanded series of interactive workshops will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of five 90-minute sessions (plus an optional “office hours”), students will learn how to use EDirect commands to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. EDirect requires access to a Unix environment but the instructors will send easy installation instructions for Windo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Kentucky Grant Writing Workshop
March 15-16, 2018; Berea, KY. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parent Reading Workshops Can Help Low-Income Kids Learn Parent Reading Workshops Can Help Low-Income Kids Learn
Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Step-by-Step Drone Preconference to be Offered EMS Today
You saw it on the news yesterday: An unmanned drone, launched by Australian lifeguards, dropped a lifesaving raft with pinpoint precision to two ocean swimmers in distress well before lifeguards could reach them. Now you can see it at the upcoming EMS Today Conference in Charlotte Feb. 20-23. The Drones & Artificial Intelligence (AI) as Tools for Public Safety is a full-day workshop that will present this type of lifesaving drone and more. You'll hear from industry-leading drone expert Douglas Spotted Eagle; from consulting, education and implementation group, Sundance Media Group (SMG); and Andreas Clae...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Operations Equipment Gear Source Type: news

Parent reading workshops can help low-income kids learn
(Reuters Health) - Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Harmonization of Methodological Approaches to Nutrient Intake Recommendations: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
On September 21-22, 2017 the NASEM Food and Nutrition Board convened a workshop in Rome, Italy to explore the evidence for achieving global harmonization of methodological approaches to establishing nutrient intake recommendations. This Proceedings of a Workshop - In Brief highlights key points made by individual speakers during the workshop presentations and discussions. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ashfield Meetings & Events announces Dan Walker as Head Of Live Events and adds essential roles to growing business
Having been a key member of Ashfield and its sister brand SPARK THINKING since joining the company in 2008, Dan transitions to the new role from his previous position as Head Of Content. Dan, who is now responsible for a team of Content Producers and Production Managers, commented: “My role, along with the team, is to take a brief, understand the business strategy and translate these into clear event objectives and engaging environments. We advance ideas which support the structure of an event, and develop these according to scope and creative route. We’ll consider audience engagement strategies, innovation and...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - January 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Gledhill Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news