Portugal vaccine rollout gets new chief after unsteady start

first_imgLISBON, Portugal (AP) — The new head of Portugal’s COVID-19 vaccination task force is due to start work Thursday. He takes charge a day after his predecessor resigned amid scandals over vaccine queue-jumping and frustration over a sluggish rollout similar to that seen in other European Union countries. At the current rate of vaccination, Portugal will reach its target of 70% of vaccinated adults only in 2023. Its goal was to reach that milestone in late summer this year. Portuguese officials note that they have received fewer vaccines than promised from manufacturers and say EU authorization of more vaccines will help accelerate the program.last_img

Burke Wins Outdoor Leadership Award

first_imgSarah Harper Burke received the Leadership Award from the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition this week at the Outdoor Industry trade show.  Working for the Nantahala Outdoor Center and the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Burke played a pivotal role in growing recreation in the Southeast. Her career in the outdoor industry has spanned two decades and has included work with Zoar Outdoor and Osprey Packs.She served on the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition board of directors from 2010 to 2014, where she worked with other top women in her field and gain a more global view of management in the outdoor, bike and ski industries.Sarah and her husband, David, live in Colorado and enjoy the surrounding desert and mountain activities in the four corners area. She takes pride in encouraging, mentoring, and engaging young women in business.last_img read more