Ministry wants suicidal signs reported, immediately

first_imgRelatedMinistry wants suicidal signs reported, immediately RelatedMinistry wants suicidal signs reported, immediately Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — In light of the increase in suicide cases in Jamaica between January and May, Director of Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Maureen Irons-Morgan, wants persons with significant symptoms of depression, or other mental disorders, to seek medical help, immediately. Between January and May this year, there have been 24 reported cases of suicides, compared to 12 for the same period last year. Addressing a JIS Think Tank session Tuesday June 7, Dr. Irons-Morgan emphasized that suicide is preventable and does not occur suddenly. “It is the result of a range of behaviours from the very beginning, of having suicidal thoughts, to having a plan, to attempt and execute successfully,” she explained.  She noted that over 90 percent of the persons who committed suicide had a mental health problem. Fifty per cent of the diagnosed cases were clinical or major depression. Other mental health problems were schizophrenia, personality disorders and genetic factors, risk factors for suicide. “Depression has recognised signs and symptoms and, if someone experiences these signs and symptoms or if they recognize it in other persons, it is very important to get help and get help early,” she advised. Major triggers that often lead to this state, she noted, include conflicts, feeling of failure, humiliating events, break-ups, loss of status and loss of a job. These often plunge persons into depressive moods which, if unattended, can lead to disastrous occurrences, such as suicides. Dr. Irons-Morgan said that most persons who commit suicide share the idea with someone. However, most persons do not deem it a medical problem and try to talk them out of it. “Treatment is important, and getting close to the person and hearing what the person is going through is also very important but it is important, if it is significant enough in terms of symptoms, to get intervention from a doctor or mental health provider,” she stated. For persons who may notice a change in the mental state of an individual, Dr. Irons urged that they talk to them, listen carefully and find out if they are having suicidal thoughts. “Do not be afraid to ask somebody about suicidal thoughts. Asking them does not put the idea into their heads. It is important to ask them if they are having these thoughts and if they are, they really need to be assessed to see the level of intensity of their thoughts, whether or not they have serious plans and for the risk of suicide to be assessed,” she explained. She noted that over the past 60 years, the government has been improving access to mental health services, by providing community-based mental health services at parish and regional levels.   Each Regional Health Authority has a Mental Health Service, headed by a Regional Psychiatrist and staffed by Community Mental Health Officers, who are assisted by Psychiatric Aids. Mental Health Services are provided in 139 mental health clinics. Home based service is also available for persons unable to visit the public health facilities. The Ministry of Health also offers a crisis emergency response service in each health region, where persons can contact mental health teams by phone or in person. Persons are advised to call the Ministry of Health at 967-1100 for these numbers. Persons in need of urgent help may also call the Ministry of Health Toll Free at 1-888-ONE-LOVE or 1888-663-5683. Mentally ill persons are also admitted and treated in all general hospitals in Jamaica. “If there is a mental health crisis, people do not have to think first about Bellevue, they need to think about the nearest hospital; go the emergency room and they will be treated. If there is need for a referral from there, then that decision will be taken,” she explained. Dr. Irons-Morgan noted that over the years, Jamaica has maintained a relatively low suicide rate of 3 to 3.1 per 100,000 of the population, far less than countries such as the USA and Trinidad and Tobago, which have rates of 12 and 11-12 per 100,000 of the population, respectively.  However, she noted that the increased cases in Jamaica are worrying. RelatedMinistry wants suicidal signs reported, immediately By LATOYA PENNANT, JIS PR Officer Ministry wants suicidal signs reported, immediately National SecurityJune 8, 2011last_img read more

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Euro Parliament under fire following EC 5G vote

first_img Tags Home Euro Parliament under fire following EC 5G vote AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 OCT 2017 Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Author Kavit Majithia Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Duetsche TelekomEuropean CommissionOrangeTeliaVodafone Related Previous ArticlePreparing to lead in 5G and its key use casesNext ArticleEC takes Ireland to court over unpaid Apple tax Telecoms operators in Europe are at odds with the European Parliament after  proposals designed to encourage investment in 5G and fibre networks were watered down.A European Parliament vote on the matter “undermined” plans proposed by the European Commission (EC) in 2016 which sought deregulation in the sector in exchange for investment, Financial Times (FT) reported.The EC estimated it would cost €500 billion for the continent to emerge at the forefront of 5G, and put forward the plan to encourage operators and other companies to invest in new telecoms networks with confidence, and to address an estimated €155 billion shortfall in the required investment.However, the proposals have not received the backing the EC, or indeed operators, had hoped.Carrots with sticksIn a research note, Barclays Bank said the European Parliament vote had replaced “carrots” with “sticks”, FT reported.Despite calls for degregulation, the Parliament suggested it could actually increase scrutiny on “oligopolies” in the market, where certain large players have too much power, and proposed handing more power to national regulators, thus undermining the EC’s push for a digital single market in Europe.At this stage, nothing is set in stone and the proposals will be negotiated with member states into early next year. However FT noted the EC’s plan could yet be further weakened by member states’ opposition to the introduction of spectrum harmonisation across the continent.Lisa Fuhr, director general of European operator lobby group ETNO, said the European Parliament vote “misses the point” and risks slowing down broadband deployment.A Vodafone Group company representative added the revised proposals increase the “regulatory burden” on companies.Following investments in fibre in Spain and Portugal, Vodafone is proposing to co-invest in networks across the UK with Openreach.“Those amendments, if adopted, would erode investor confidence in European telecommunications,” the Vodafone representative said.The European Parliament also proposed caps on the cost of calls between the EU and other countries, which it described as “abusive”. The push comes after European operators were forced to abolish data roaming fees across the bloc.Telcos urge changeAt an event hosted by ETNO and FT in late September, Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hottges and Orange CEO Stephane Richard urged Europe to cut regulation and help the continent in meeting 5G and digitalisation goals set by the EC.Telia CEO Johan Dennelind, in an open letter to European policy makers, also stressed the need for a more ambitious European policy framework.“The European institutions have a pivotal job to do in the coming 6-12 months, the results of which will be studied closely for years to come,” he wrote yesterday (3 October). “We have the opportunity to be the community of leaders which moved Europe onto a higher plane of achievement.”last_img read more

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Assistant or Associate Professor – Early Childhood Multicultural Education

first_imgPosting Open Date04/26/2021 How many years of experience do you have in this type ofposition?0-11-33-55-77+ RankAssistant/Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications Expertise in Early Childhood Multicultural Education-Evidence of scholarly activity.-Experience with outcomes assessment and CAEP Accreditation.-Interest and commitment to working with diverse populations.-Knowledge/teaching special needs children.-Two or more years of teaching experience at the college/universitylevel in the area of Early Childhood or a related area.-Experience with teaching asynchronous online courses.- NMTEACH certification or the equivalent Special Instructions to Applicants Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Duties and Responsibilities – Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D) from an accredited institution in EarlyChildhood Education or a related field is required.- ABD candidates will be considered-Public School teaching license-Three or more years of classroom teaching experience with agesInfant – Grade 3.-Experience with supervision of teacher candidates.-Demonstration of excellent written and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications The person selected for this position will teach undergraduatecourses, supervise student teachers, advise undergraduate levelstudents, assist with recruitment and retention initiatives, engagein scholarly activity that is related to Early Childhood Education,and work collaboratively with department faculty members to developand strengthen the preparation of teacher candidates in the area ofearly childhood education.In addition, candidates should have membership and involvement inone or more professional organizations, provide service to thecommunity, and be available to represent New Mexico HighlandsUniversity at monthly meetings for the Early Childhood HigherEducation Task Force in New Mexico. The School of Education seeks to recruit faculty whoenthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to theacademic success of all of our students and who embrace our vision,mission and core values:Vision: To prepare educators, leaders, and counselors as agents ofsocial change who transform the lives of individuals andcommunities they serve.Mission: To immerse our students in authentic academic andprofessional settings, providing them with opportunities to bridgetheory and practice and to engage in critical reflection thatinforms action.Core Values: Authentic Learning, Reflective Practice, Diversity,Social Justice, Excellence/Quality, and Transformation.The School of Education is comprised of five academic departmentsincluding Educational Leadership, Teacher Education, SpecialEducation, Curriculum and Instruction, and Counseling.The Department of Teacher Education offers Bachelor’s Degrees withconcentrations in the areas of Early childhood, Elementary, andElementary/Special Education (Dual) as well as minors in Bilingualand Secondary Education.Applicants are invited to apply for a nine-month, open rank facultyposition with a contract starting August, 2021/ possibly summer.Specific teaching responsibilities will commensurate withcandidate’s qualifications. The successful candidate may berequired to teach during the day, evening, or weekend as well asonline courses-both asynchronous/synchronous. Do you have experience with CAEP accreditation?YesNo * What is the highest level of education attained?GEDHigh School DiplomaAssociates DegreeBachelors DegreeMasters DegreePHD Work LocationLas Vegas, NM Campus Classification TitleTenure Track Job TitleAssistant or Associate Professor – Early ChildhoodMulticultural Education Posting Close Date Documents Needed To ApplyRequired DocumentsCover Letter/ Letter of InterestUnofficial Transcripts Conferring Required DegreeCurriculum VitaeLicense/CertificateLetter(s) of RecommendationTeaching PhilosophyOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment oran advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?YesNo Open Until FilledYes -Proficiency teaching and communicating with colleagues andstudents via electronic and digital modalities.-Proficiency in the integration of technology to support teachingand learning.-Proficiency in Desire to Learn,Bright-Space, or other LearningManagement System.-Proficiency with student advisement/information systems (e.g.Degree Audit and Banner) * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Public Job PostingInternal Job PostingAgency ReferralAdvertisement/PublicationPersonal ReferralWebsiteOther Posting Details Position Summary Posting NumberF198P What is your Philosophy for serving students?(Open Ended Question)Do you have experience with student outcomes assessment?YesNo Do you have experience with Desire2Learn or another learningmanagement system?YesNo A complete application must include:1) A letter of application/Cover Letter2) Curriculum Vitae (CV)3) License/Teaching Certificate4) Philosophy of Education5) Unofficial copies of terminal degree transcripts6) Three letters of referenceOnline application must include names, phone numbers, and e‐mailaddresses of three (3) professional references.References will be contacted in conjunction with a phone and/oron-campus interview and official transcripts should be requestedupon acceptance of the on-campus interview.For more detailed information regarding the position you maycontact: Dr. Shirley Meckes at [email protected] For disabledaccess or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003. NewMexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer. Quick Linkhttps://nmhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/6229last_img read more

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Norwegian Offshore Developments See $14.5 Bln Cost Drop

first_img“The oil companies and the supplier industry have made a tremendous effort in streamlining the activities, and now we can see that these measures are working.” The price tag for developing a field on the Norwegian shelf has declined by an average of more than 40 per cent since the autumn of 2014, according to theNorwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) analysis of eight planned developments that are approaching start-up.The decline is a result of a combination of simpler development concepts and more efficient drilling. Lower prices for work and equipment are also a contributing factor.The investment estimates for the Utgard, Oda, Zidane, Trestakk, Snilehorn, Johan Castberg, Snorre Expansion and Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 projects have fallen from about NOK 270 ($32.5 billion) to 150 billion (approx. $18 billion), according to the operating companies’ own calculations. The downward adjustments have been made in connection with various decision phases in project implementation.“This is a significant and very welcome reduction”, says the NPD’s director of development and operations, Ingrid Sølvberg. The biggest savings on these eight projects are a result of altered development solutions. The second largest reduction is within drilling and wells, which on average accounts for around 30 per cent of the overall field development costs. This is due to the decline in rental rates for drilling rigs, and also that the companies are planning wells that can be drilled faster. The actual drilling operation has also become more efficient, so that the price per metre of well will be much lower than before.Investments in pipelines and cables are also expected to decline significantly. This is a result of falling prices for materials, and choosing different routes. Simplified development solutions and less costly materials will yield more reasonably priced modifications and adaptations of facilities where the oil and gas from new developments will be taken in and processed.Despite the positive development in the cost scenario, Sølvberg cautions against short-term savings at the expense of long-term value creation on the shelf. She also warns against cutting staff in important technical environments, as it could impair the capacity for innovation and the ability to find smart solutions.The NPD has noted tendencies where companies prioritise minimum investment in the development phase, but that could limit subsequent upgrades of the facilities, or make them more expensive.“We must not put ourselves in a situation where cost cuts reduce the future flexibility on the fields, or have a detrimental impact on our ability and willingness to use technology that can provide better and more efficient resource management,” says the development director.last_img read more

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