Vermont cyclists make it coast-to-coast in 79 days | The Bennington Banner

BRATTLEBORO — Moss Kahler, 69, of Brattleboro and Jim Robinson, 70, of Putney are seasoned cyclists, but when they spent 79 days riding their bicycles across the country this summer — carrying about 50 pounds of gear, from sleeping bags and tents to repair kits, electronics and snacks — it really tested their endurance. “It just all adds up,” said Kahler. “So you get stronger from doing it every day. And the hills you go up or the wind you’re fighting, you can’t help but build stronger legs and I suppose heart and lungs.” From June 12 to Sept. 15, the duo trekked from Bainbridge Island, Wash., to Bar Harbor, Maine. Kahler chronicled their trip through a blog at crazyguyonabike.com/doc/mosskivt. They averaged about 60 miles per day. Weather conditions and topography played a big role in how far they would travel on a given day. The daily cost of their trip averaged out to be $39 each or $78 together. Kahler said they quickly tired of ramen noodles and hotdogs. Robinson said his budget allowed for him to spend $43 a day on food and lodging, or a little more than $4,000 in total. He allowed for a few extravagances such as an outdoor musical in N...

WHO team briefed on TB control | Lahore | thenews.com.pk

LAHORE: World Health Organisation (WHO) Mission Delegation Headed by Philippa Easterbrook from Geneva along with members from EMRO Region and local representatives on Monday visited offices of Punjab TB Control Programme (PTP) and attended a meeting in which PTP Provincial Director Dr Zarfishan Tahir and her team briefed the delegation about the steps being taken for controlling, diagnosing and treatment facilities for TB patients in the province. National Programme Officer (NPO) for Hepatitis Dr Safder Pasha, WHO Lahore rep Dr Irfan, Additional Director PTP Dr Asif, Partnership Operation Manager Zubair Ahmed Shad, Dr Javeria and other officials attended the meeting. The PTP director informed the delegations the services of Lady Health Workers (LHWs) are also taken for searching the missing tuberculosis patients. During their routine door to door visits, LHWs also observe any family member living with fever or cough for a couple of weeks and they take sputum sample of such persons and send it to the quarter concerned for lab tests, she added. Dr Zarfishan said this strategy was successful for surfacing the missing TB patients. She said PTP has established Bio Safety Level-III L...