Health Ministry Could Purchase Mobile Unit

first_imgRelatedHealth Ministry Could Purchase Mobile Unit FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Health Ministry Could Purchase Mobile Unit Health & WellnessFebruary 12, 2013Written by: Chris Patterson RelatedHealth Ministry Could Purchase Mobile Unit Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Health is exploring the possibility of acquiring a mobile unit, as part of efforts to improve the delivery of healthcare across the island, with particular emphasis on oral health.Persons who may not be able to visit the various health facilities in close proximity to them, will be targeted.This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, during a planning and evaluation meeting of the Oral Health Services Unit, at the Alhambra Inn in Kingston on Tuesday, February 12.center_img The Ministry of Health is exploring the possibility of acquiring a mobile unit, as part of efforts to improve the delivery of healthcare across the island, with particular emphasis on oral health.Persons who may not be able to visit the various health facilities in close proximity to them, will be targeted.This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, during a planning and evaluation meeting of the Oral Health Services Unit, at the Alhambra Inn in Kingston on Tuesday, February 12.“As part of the oral health development, we are considering, during this new financial year… a mobile unit, to become a part of the whole healthcare delivery system, especially in our underserved areas,” the Minister said.“There are some areas where it is very difficult for persons to come out, because of the terrain…so, we want to be in a position where we can move the service in,” Dr. Ferguson added.The Minister emphasised that oral health plays a critical role in the overall health of individuals, and lamented that some persons oftentimes pay lesser attention to oral health.Dr. Ferguson said bad oral health has been a contributing factor to many non communicable diseases, and that many of the risk factors for chronic diseases could also be linked to oral health problems.“The oral cavity is oftentimes where you tend to see a lot of things, and you pick up that some persons have some kind of disease not related to oral health, and so it is very important as a diagnostic tool,” he said.Dr. Ferguson said the Ministry will be increasing its promotion of oral and dental care as part of the prevention services at the primary health care level.While oral health primarily refers to dental health, it also means being free of chronic oral-facial pain conditions, oral and throat cancers, oral soft tissue lesions, birth defects, such as cleft lip and palate, and scores of other diseases and disorders that affect the oral, dental, and craniofacial tissues.These relate to speaking, smiling, sighing and kissing, smelling, tasting, touching, chewing, and swallowing, as well as facial expressions and also provide protection against microbial infections, among other things. RelatedHealth Ministry Could Purchase Mobile Unit Advertisementslast_img read more

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Investors denounce Facebook chiefs

first_img WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil Author Previous ArticleFeature: Mobile 360 Privacy & Security 2018 Day 2 highlightsNext ArticleOrange, Google to invest in IoT, AI start-ups Kavit Majithia Asia Tags Related Home Investors denounce Facebook chiefscenter_img Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) was accused of running the social networking giant like a dictatorship, as the company’s board faced scrutiny from investors at a shareholder meeting following a recent user data scandal.CNBC reported the shareholder meeting was the first time Zuckerberg had taken public questions from investors, and they did not hold back.In particular, they took major issue with the recent breach of the data of 87 million users by UK-based Cambridge Analytica, which turned a spotlight onto the social media company’s practices.The scandal left lasting damage to Facebook’s reputation and led to a dramatic decrease in share price at the time.Christine Jantz, chief investment officer at Facebook investor Northstar Asset Management, said in a statement: “If privacy is a right…then we contend that Facebook’s poor stewardship of user data is tantamount to a human rights violation”.CNBC added shareholders expressed “frustration” with Zuckerberg regarding the data scandals, while stating the recent wave of unrest was not good for the company’s bottom line by leading to a drop in user numbers and, eventually, a fall in advertising revenue.Zuckerberg said the company was now focused on taking “a broader view of our responsibility to the community we serve”, and the company was now working hard on improving security and protecting users from bad behaviours.Voting powerOther issues addressed included a proposal to change to the voting structure of Facebook’s stock. Currently, voting power is retained by Zuckerberg and a small group of his closest allies, which allows them to control 70 per cent of voting power despite owning only 18 per cent of shares.James McCritchie, an investor who submitted a proposal for a change to simple majority voting rules, said Facebook risked becoming “a corporate dictatorship” under the current structure.The proposal was ultimately rejected, as were five others submitted by shareholders. These included a bid to create a risk oversight committee and commissioning a report on Facebook’s gender pay gap efforts. Australia funds regulator to oversee new media law 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 JUN 2018 Facebooklast_img read more

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Research Financial Analyst

first_imgReview Date11/13/2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I MayServe), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by takinga hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusivecommunity dedicated to knowledge, discovery, andcreativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverseenrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, andprofessional students in eight undergraduatecolleges, a schoolof medicine, a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School,and HonorsCollege. The university has a significant presence acrossVirginia, including the InnovationCampus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences andTechnology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond;and numerous Extensionoffices and research centers.A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts morethan $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students,or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex(including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression,genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact PamelaStell at [email protected] duringregular business hours at least 10 business days prior to theevent.Advertised: October 26, 2020Applications close: Open until filled Under the direction of the Director of Sponsored Research, theResearch Financial Analyst will be responsible for implementationand execution of various post-award and financial monitoringactivities in support of FBRI’s sponsored program operations. Thesuccessful candidate will assist in award setup, compliancemonitoring, reporting and closeout of sponsored research, whichwill include interacting with faculty, staff, and students incontract negotiation and award setup, reading and dissection ofsponsor solicitations and requirements, effectively communicatingaward and reporting requirements to faculty and other award teammembers, compliance monitoring, reviewing transaction and projectlevel spending, maintain spending models, working with sponsoringagencies as needed and working with the university Office ofSponsored Programs (OSP) to meet all university and sponsor awardrequirements. This position has access to confidential, proprietaryand sensitive information.A Criminal Background Check is required.Required Qualifications• Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, law,information systems or other related field, or equivalent training,experience, certification.• Demonstrated ability to interpret and implement complexregulations, procedures and/or compliance standards.• Demonstrated experience in budget development.• Proven ability to prioritize and manage large volumes of work toanticipate and meet deadlines.• A strong commitment to customer service.• Excellent communication and organizational skills.• Demonstrated proficiency in Excel.Preferred Qualifications• CRA or other applicable professional certification.• Experience in information technology tool development.• Experience in an academic research environment.• Experience with federally funded research programs, experiencewith NIH a plus.• Experience in research grant and contract administration.Pay Band4Appointment TypeRestrictedlast_img read more

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FCC Sets E911 Deadlines

first_imgHistorically, carriers have collected accuracy data from an entire state or region in order to meet FCC guidelines that set accuracy standards for handset-based solutions — typically relying on GPS technology — at 50 meters for 67% of calls and 150 meters for 95% of calls, and network-based solutions at 100 meters for 67% of calls and 300 meters for 95% of calls. But this averaging technique masked deficiencies in certain areas, where the location information associated with 911 calls has been almost worthless to first responders. Commercial wireless carriers must meet Enhanced 911 Phase 2 location-accuracy requirements at the public-safety answering point level and comply with annual benchmarks within five years, according to an FCC report and order. Among the benchmarks is a stipulation that each carrier meet location-accuracy requirements within each metropolitan statistical area and rural-service area it serves and illustrate “significant progress toward compliance at the PSAP-level, including achieving this requirement within at least 75% of the PSAPs the carrier serves” by Sept. 11, 2010. The order could be a boon to system integrators tapping into the E911 marketplace, as nationwide wireless carriers eventually will need to generate thousands of compliance reports annually instead of the few hundred that have been required in the past. However, the new rules set a reasonable compliance deadline with meaningful benchmarks to ensure progress is made on the path toward full compliance, said Jason Barbour, president of the National Emergency Number Association, in a statement. He said cell phones can be life-saving tools, with nearly 100 million wireless 911 calls being made annually – more than half of all 911 calls in some areas. However, if callers are unable to describe their location during an emergency, the ability of a 911 call-taker to help is only as good as the location information provided by the carrier. “It is, therefore, essential that steps be taken to improve the accuracy of wireless 911 calls,” Barbour said.center_img Carriers now must demonstrate PSAP-level compliance in areas served by Phase 2-ready PSAPs — achieving accuracy requirements within each PSAP service territory — by Sept. 11, 2012, FCC’s order said. Provisional benchmarks have been established to ensure carriers are moving toward compliance with the new location-accuracy requirements. Carriers also must submit progress reports on each economic area in which they operate by Sept. 11, 2008. “We applaud what the FCC is doing here and see it as a good move in terms of what citizens need from the 911 infrastructure,” said Bill Mertka, vice president of product management for emergency-location services vendor RedSky Technologies. “And it’s also positive for our business.”The FCC’s order is the first action in the commission’s E911 proceeding. The FCC closed the comment period on Sept. 18, but issues are still pending. “Providing location-accuracy information on a multistate or statewide basis does not provide public safety with the information it needs to do its job effectively,” said FCC Chairman Kevin Martin during the proceedings. “Meeting location-accuracy standards on average in the entire state of New York by providing Enhanced 911 capability in Manhattan does not help first responders in Buffalo.” However, not everyone on the commission agreed fully with the ruling. Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein approved the ruling in part and dissented in part, noting the complicated issues involved in ensuring a reliable nationwide E911 system. Adelstein said in a statement that it was unfortunate the commission moved forward on compliance details that did not leverage the expertise of industry and public safety, including the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials’ Project LOCATE report released in April.last_img read more

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Annie Dee Jacobs Sinegal

first_img Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery. Employed as certified nurse’s aide at the former Doctor’s Hospital and Park Place Hospital, is where she found her passion for taking care of others.Annie was the founder and owner of “Jacob’s 24 Hour Sitting Service” for 15 years.Preceding her in death are her parents; brothers, Melvin, Elbert, Hilton and Polite Jacobs. Annie Dee Jacobs Sinegal was born September 3, 1941 to the late Abraham and Lucille Bonton Jacobs in Goudeau, LA.She moved to Port Arthur, TX in 1958, where she remained until her death, two days before her 78th birthday.Annie Dee loved traveling to Las Vegas and celebrating her birthday’s with family and friends.center_img She is survived by her children, Albert “Lou” Jacobs (B. Midge), Renda Jacobs, Marjorie Broussard (Joseph), Jackie Antoine (Gilbert), twins Robert and Rhonda Jacobs; sisters, Helen Jones of Cottonport, LA, Jessie Paul and Betty Jacobs Comeaux; brothers Leslie Jacobs of Lake Charles, LA, Marion Jacobs and Harold Jacobs (Betty); 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Thomas Blvd. Church of Christ, 2948 Thomas Blvd., Port Arthur, TX with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.last_img read more

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Business Owner Shoots At Burglars In Velarde

first_imgThe business owner who was armed with a handgun confronted the male suspect. The male suspect pointed an object at the business owner. The business owner fired his handgun at the male suspect. It is unknown if the male suspect was injured during the incident. The business owner retreated outside the gas station and waited for State Police officers to arrive.  Officer’s reviewed surveillance video and learned there were two male suspects who broke into the gas station. Both fled the scene through a skylight on the roof of the gas station. New Mexico State Police Crime Scene Unit assisted in this investigation.  NMSP News: Initial investigation shows at about 5:30 a.m., officers responded to a burglary in progress at Mike’s Mini-Mart Gas Station in Velarde. When officers arrived on scene, they encountered the owner of the gas station. Officers learned the business owner, who lives on the property, heard his alarm sounding from his gas station and went to investigate. When the owner arrived at his business, he encountered a male suspect inside the gas station. This investigation is ongoing and no other information is available. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the New Mexico State Police Office in Espanola at 505.753.2277 option 1. The New Mexico State Police investigated a shooting Tuesday involving a business owner in Velarde in Rio Arriba County.last_img read more

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Joe Cole signs with Aston Villa on free transfer

first_imgThe 32-year-old Cole joined the Birmingham club on a free transfer after being released by West Ham at the end of the season.“I’m as excited now as I was as a 16-year-old lad going into my first season with West Ham,” said Cole, who won three Premier League titles with Chelsea and earned 56 caps for England.Cole played a small part for the Hammers during his 18-month stint at the east London club. His last Premier League start was in a 3-3 draw against West Bromwich Albion in December. Prior to his return to West Ham, he had a successful loan spell at Lille after struggling to reignite his career with Liverpool in 2010.“I’ve been lucky enough to have a really good career but there’s still a lot more I want to achieve,” Cole said. “This is a massive club and there’s a massive opportunity for the club to push on. That was the main factor.”Cole is the second major signing this summer for manager Paul Lambert, who is trying to bolster a squad that has been on the verge of relegation the past two seasons. Former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos joined Villa last week.Cole expects to play in central midfield for Villa, where he hopes help strikers Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann boost their production.“Having those fast players in attack and around me, I feel like I can supply them with the bullets and get them the ball in the final third,” he said.last_img read more

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Sims gearing up for Tennessee

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Cash to make a splash

first_imgEven more people in the Pakenham area will be able to enjoy the local pool thanks to $105,000 in funding…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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