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first_imgAdvertisement Why prices are rising – and when they could go back down June 13, 2021 AdvertisementTags: cyber attackGas PricesRussia Advertisement“The longer the pipeline is down, the greater the threat of rising gas prices,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. “If operations are restored on Monday, drivers may see very little to no impact at the pump. A lengthy downtime, like a week, would be a different story. Sunday night, gasoline futures prices were up less than a nickel.”Colonial Pipeline Co. is reportedly developing a restart plan and will bring the full system back online when they believe it is safe to do so. There is currently no clear timeline on when that full restart will occur.In effort to ease supply concerns, the Department of Transportation issued a temporary hours of service exemption that applies to tanker trucks transporting gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other petroleum products. Similar exemptions have been issued during hurricanes or other natural disasters and apply to 18 states including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  JBS cyberattack not impacting ability to buy beef, pork locally June 3, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Florida’s Memorial Day gas prices were lower than 2018 holiday levels June 2, 2021 Largest meat producer works to restart after cyberattack June 3, 2021 A cyber attack on Friday caused a major U.S.fuel pipeline to temporarily halt operations as officials work to mitigate the threat.A Russian criminal group called DarkSide could be responsible for using ransomware to extort the Colonial Pipeline, which carries fuel from Texas and supplies states across the southeastern US and up to the New York Harbor, NBC News reported. As Florida receives its fuel largely from Gulf Coast refineries via waterborne vessels, the state will be well supplied with gasoline as officials work to restart the pipeline, according to The Autoclub Group [AAA]. Prices are another story, as the cost of gas in Florida already increased 10 cents last week in response to crude oil and gasoline futures price gains, AAA reported. Gas prices are influenced by domestic and international supply and demand, leaving pumps vulnerable to future price swings. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS A White House official said Sunday that the Energy Department is leading the government’s response, NBC News reported. Agencies are planning for a number of scenarios in which the region’s fuel supply takes a hit, the official said.The pipeline is a 5,500 mile network based in Georgia and transports 45% of the east coast’s fuel supply.Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.99), Panama City ($2.95), Tallahassee ($2.94)Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.81), The Villages ($2.83), Jacksonville ($2.84), Orlando ($2.84)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com State and metro averages can be found here AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

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first_img The proposals also provide guidance concerning the requirement to register for start-ups, provide an exemption from the dealer registration requirement for trades in short-term debt, and set out that registrants cannot rely on exemptions to carry out activities that are permitted under their registrations. Specifically, the proposed amendments dealing with the limits on exempt market dealers’ activities would prohibit EMDs from conducting brokerage activities, such as trading securities listed on an exchange in foreign or Canadian markets. It also clarifies that EMDs are prohibited from trading exchange-traded securities off marketplace, which would make the CSA rules consistent with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada’s (IIROC) rules for investment dealers. And, it establishes that EMDs can only underwrite securities in limited circumstances, such as a private placement, but not a prospectus-offered security. The CSA says that its move to add an experience component to the proficiency requirements for CCOs follows from its compliance reviews, which found a number of dealer firms that have CCOs “who are not adequately performing their responsibilities, and this deficiency is often associated with a finding that the CCO does not have the relevant experience.” The amendments to ensure that registrants aren’t improperly relying on exemptions stem from concerns about possible client confusion, and the risk that firms could apply different conduct and oversight rules to activities carried out under exemptions, rather than under registration. Along with the changes proposed today, the CSA’s notice also signals areas where there may be amendments in the future. For example, it notes that it considered expanding restrictions on certain managed account transactions to IIROC members that conduct advising activities. “We are not proceeding with these amendments because we are mindful that there may be significant unintended consequences in respect of trades made from IIROC members’ inventory accounts,” it notes, adding that it expects that IIROC will be examining these issues and changing its rules. “We continue to expect IIROC members that conduct advisory activities to have policies and procedures that sufficiently mitigate the conflicts of interest inherent in trades made from inventory accounts to managed accounts,” it says. It also notes that proficiency requirements for registered individuals “remain an area of active interest for the CSA”, beyond the amendments proposed today. “As we continue to monitor and assess the adequacy of current requirements, we may identify further improvements/enhancements that should be pursued,” it says. In the meantime, the CSA notes that it will be developing a process to recognize additional examinations, and other proficiency requirements, as alternatives to the existing requirements. “We may consider publishing guidance on the minimum standards and other requirements to be met by educational providers that are interested in developing and administering an alternative examination,” it says. Additionally, the CSA says it is considering whether to propose additional regulatory requirements to enhance the existing regulatory framework for safeguarding client assets. The current rules focus mostly on the segregation of client assets and do not establish a detailed custodial regime, it says. “We are reviewing Canadian client asset protection practices, identifying risks to client assets in light of the current industry practices and legal requirements and exploring how to mitigate such risks. We are also considering recent international developments, including changes to custody rules for broker-dealers and investment advisers made by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,” it says, noting that it will consider a number of options, which may include proposing amendments in the future. Comments on today’s proposals are due by March 5, 2014. “Both investors and industry participants will benefit from the proposed amendments, which include general improvements to the registrant regulatory framework as well as address specific problems identified during the monitoring of the application of the national registration rules,” said Bill Rice, chair of the CSA and president and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC). “The proposed amendments aim to improve compliance and investor protection by bringing further clarity to regulators’ expectations for registrants operating under national registration rules,” Rice added. Unilateral Ontario reforms could hurt harmonization, provincial regs warn Related news OSC steps up crypto enforcement Share this article and your comments with peers on social media In an effort to bolster investor protection and codify areas where they have been providing exemptive relief, Canadian securities regulators are proposing a series of changes to their registration rules for firms and individuals who trade in securities, provide investment advice or manage investment funds. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations for comment today that, among other things, aim to more clearly define the limits of exempt market dealer registrations, impose additional experience requirements on dealers’ chief compliance officers (CCO), and provide guidance on managing conflicts of interest for reps that also serve on corporate boards or have outside business interests. center_img Keywords RegistrationCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators Registration proves elusive for crypto firms: FCA James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedCIB Recruiting 3,000 Coffee Farmers FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Coffee Industry Board (CIB), is recruiting some 3,000 new coffee farmers, as the Government moves to resuscitate the production of non-Blue Mountain Coffee.At a meeting held with farmers in Eastern Westmoreland on April 14 at the Enfield Primary School, Director General of the CIB Christopher Gentles, said that a number of initiatives were being put in place to return efficiency and sustainability to the industry.“We are presently seeking investments and programmes to assist farmers in order to make coffee farming better and more attractive,” he informed, noting that resources were being sought for an efficient seedling programme.Through funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a US$100,000 project has been put in place to distribute seedlings and fertiliser to some 470 farmers across the island, and Mr. Gentles said that the hope was to deepen these benefits over time.As it relates to pricing, Mr. Gentles said that the CIB was committed to ensuring that the farmer received the very best price for the product, even as the world is in a recession.Marketing Manager of the National People’s Co-operative Bank (NPCB), Dunville Lawrence, addressing Westmoreland coffee farmers on April 14, at a meeting organised by the Coffee Industry Board at the Enfield Primary School in the parish.“Coffee is one of those crops that retains a good value in United States dollars … it is a fact that presently, Jamaican coffee farmers get the highest prices for coffee in the world, and I want to say to you farmers, come forward and we will give you all the necessary support,” he pledged.He noted further that coffee “is a kind crop, once you take care of it, it will take care of you and you will always have a market for coffee. It is a long-term investment which, if managed well, will bring you good money.”Coffee is a high earner of foreign exchange, netting some US$30 million last year, providing direct and indirect employment for approximately 150,000 persons.Marketing Manager at the National People’s Co-operative Bank, Dunville Lawrence, addressing the issue of a lack of collateral by farmers to access loans, informed that the bank was now providing assistance for persons to acquire legal documents for their holdings.“Farmers, who have lands but do not have titles, the National People’s Co-operative is offering a land titling service, where as long as you have been owner of the land for seven years or more … the Bank can assist you to get a Certificate of Compliance for that property, which after three months, can be used to acquire loans.“Our services can further assist you through our lawyer, to upgrade your Certificate of Compliance to a Registered Title … and then the sky is the limit for you”, Mr. Lawrence told the farmers. Advertisements RelatedCIB Recruiting 3,000 Coffee Farmerscenter_img CIB Recruiting 3,000 Coffee Farmers AgricultureApril 15, 2009 RelatedCIB Recruiting 3,000 Coffee Farmerslast_img read more

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first_imgUKAEA nominated in Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2021 Two UKAEA staff have been shortlisted for Oxfordshire Apprenticeships’ 2021 awards – in addition to the Authority itself being nominated.Electrical engineer Barry Preston was named in the final three of the awards’ Shining Star category. This award recognises apprentices who have demonstrated outstanding career progression since their training.In addition, Associate Project Manager Apprentice, Rosie Lay, was nominated in the Higher Apprentice of the Year category.UKAEA has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the Large Employer award.Barry – who joined UKAEA as an Electrical Engineering apprentice in 2013 and graduated in 2017 – now works at its RACE robotics centre and is involved in the programme to upgrade JET’s Remote Handling Systems.Barry, who said he applied to the UKAEA Apprenticeship Scheme because he wanted to learn and be involved in world-leading research into fusion energy, said:“I feel honoured to have been named in the Top 3 of the Shining Star award, and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me through my apprenticeship and beyond.“The most enjoyable and challenging project I completed as an apprentice was to design a haptic glove system to control robotic arms remotely using a VR interface.”Rosie, who joined as an apprentice in September 2019, has already worked on a range of key projects at UKAEA.She said: “I was pleasantly surprised to hear I had been shortlisted. I feel very proud, and I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have had throughout my apprenticeship to work on a variety of different projects and activities across the organisation.”The winners will be announced in May. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:apprenticeship, Award, Barry, career, energy, Engineering, Government, project, race, research, robotics, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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first_imgEnsuring stability and security in Abyei Thank you, Mr President and thank you to both briefers for your updates. The United Kingdom welcomes the continued improvements in bilateral relations between the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan, evidenced by the Sudanese Foreign Minister’s first official visit, being to Juba.The recent agreement of a Declaration of Principles by the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-N Al Hilu, is also welcome. We commend the role of the Government of South Sudan in facilitating upcoming negotiations, and continue to urge all parties to engage constructively in meaningful talks.Mr President, it is disappointing, however, that Sudan and South Sudan’s high-level engagement, including over Abyei’s final status and border demarcation, is yet to be realised in any meaningful way in Abyei, where the security situation remains unpredictable, affecting the daily lives of ordinary people. We urge both countries to seize this opportunity of renewed engagement to reach a resolution on Abyei.The UK commends the women and men of UNISFA for their ongoing efforts to support peace and security in Abyei, including through the removal of explosive hazards, the facilitation of intercommunal dialogue, and the promotion of women’s empowerment.We also welcome UNISFA’s continued engagement with the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan, including the outcomes of the second Joint Political and Security Mechanism meeting in October 2020. The UK calls for the parties to continue to engage regularly on the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism and border-related benchmarks.We remain of the view that UNISFA has an important role in supporting progress in Abyei. We note the advice of the Secretary-General in his letter of 1 April that regional consultations on an exit strategy for UNISFA were inconclusive. We hope that, in time, progress can be made between the parties to develop viable options.Mr President, it is regrettable that the mission continues to face operational challenges in fulfilling its mandate. There has been limited progress made on the Council’s repeated requests to facilitate the operationalisation of Antony Airstrip, the issuing of outstanding visa requests, and the appointment of a civilian deputy head of mission.We reiterate our call for both parties to facilitate the removal of these operational obstacles which are severely impeding the stability and security of Abyei. We also urge all parties to fully respect international humanitarian law and allow humanitarian actors to deliver aid to those in need without hindrance.Finally, Mr President, the UK would like to note wider regional tensions and their potential impact on Abyei. It is positive to have Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia’s participation here today. It is our sincere hope that any regional tensions can be resolved through dialogue, and that regional partners, as well as the UN, are able to ensure current disputes do not diminish the effect of UNISFA.In closing, the UK commends the important role UNISFA continues to play in challenging circumstances and supports the renewal of its mandate.Thank you. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, empowerment, Ethiopia, foreign minister, Government, Humanitarian, Juba, President, resolution, Secretary-General, South Sudan, Sudan, UK, UK Government, UN, United Kingdomlast_img read more

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first_img Grabher’s hearing will begin on Wednesday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court and is expected to wrap up by Friday. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSFordHatchbackSedanSUVNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Lorne Grabher displays his personalized licence plate in Dartmouth, N.S. The controversy over Lorne Grabher’s licence plate, which reads “GRABHER”, could be settled in court after the Nova Scotia government refused a request from a group of lawyers to allow Grabher to resume using the now-banned plate.  Andrew Vaughan / The Canadian Press advertisement The latest installment in the battle between a Nova Scotia man with a contentious personalized licence plate and the Registrar of Motor Vehicles has seen the “victim” put up a large billboard to raise awareness for his cause.According to The National Post, the controversy began when Lorne Grabher purchased a personalized licence plate for his father in 1991 with his last name on it to express their Austrian-German heritage, when his father died he received the plate back for use on his own vehicle.The Registrar of Motor Vehicles revoked the plate in 2016 for complaints for being a “socially unacceptable slogan”, and supports sexual violence against women, which Grabher said violates his constitutional rights. He is now seeking to have the plate reinstated. To help aid in his battle, the Calgary-based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has decided to back him up by funding the billboard erected in Northern Halifax, and selling stickers that go toward his “cause”. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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first_img Published: Sept. 7, 2005 Campus officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder are reminding students, faculty and staff about the importance of computer security as part of a yearlong effort to raise awareness. The warnings come on the heels of a number of serious security breaches at the university over the summer. “Hackers, identity thieves, scammers and online criminals continue to use new ways to attack your computer or steal your identity, so that means computer users need to be equally adept at fending them off,” said Dan Jones, director of security for CU-Boulder’s Information Technology Services or ITS. “Not only does a secure and healthy computer help students ensure the use of technology as part of their academic experience, but a secure computer also protects against the loss of important information and even identity theft,” he said. CU-Boulder officials take numerous precautions to secure the campus network, including quarantining questionable files, constantly monitoring networked computers for signs of malicious activity and removing any vulnerable computers from the campus network. But officials say there also are many things individuals can do to keep their computers and information safe. “By frequently communicating with students, faculty and staff about the importance of computer security and how to implement some of the most effective security tools, we hope to help the campus utilize technology to its greatest potential for teaching and learning,” said Dennis Maloney, executive director of ITS. Steps individuals can take to protect computers and their information include: o Keep the operating system and other installed software up-to-date. ITS recommends configuring computers for automatic updates. o Use anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date. CU-Boulder offers a no-cost version to the campus. For more information visit http://www.colorado.edu/its/security/antivirus. o Use anti-spyware software. Spyware is unwanted software that attaches itself to computers while users are on the Web, often without their knowledge. ITS lists some no- and low-cost solutions at http://www.colorado.edu/its/security. o Set up a firewall to protect the computer from attack. o Be cautious about opening attachments or downloading files from e-mails. o Don’t e-mail personal or financial information. E-mail should never be considered secure. o Don’t click on e-mail or pop-up messages that ask for personal or financial information. o Don’t click on an embedded link. Instead, open a new browser and type in the Web address. o If conducting transactions or sensitive business online, make sure the site is secure by looking for the lock icon or a URL that begins “https.” o Review credit card and bank account statements immediately. In January 2005 ITS launched an educational effort geared toward making the campus community aware of key computer security topics. To find out more about the topics, including information and tools to ensure protection, interactive quizzes and the latest information about campus computer safety visit http://www.colorado.edu/its/security. Students, staff and faculty also can contact the Information Technology Service Center at (303) 735-4357 or [email protected] if they have computer security questions or concerns. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 14, 2012 Volunteers from a variety of campus groups will be available to help new students move their belongings into residence halls at the University of Colorado Boulder Aug. 21 and Aug. 23 as New Student Move-In begins next week.New students will move in Aug. 21 through Aug. 23 with the majority of freshmen moving in on Aug. 23, according to Kambiz Khalili, executive director for Housing and Dining Services.The volunteer movers will be stationed near all campus residence halls to help students and their parents move belongings into the halls as quickly as possible.Volunteers from the Residence Hall Association, returning residence hall students and students from several student groups will wear CU Welcoming Assembly 2012-13 T-shirts identifying them as move-in staff. Residence Life staff members will wear building-specific T-shirts with the residence life logo and a 2012 marking.The volunteers will be available to assist new students primarily on specified New Student Move-In dates including Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Other groups supporting volunteers at Move-In include Boulder Free Ride, Society of Woman Engineers, Mile 21-a cappella, Boulder Campus Ministry, G.O.R.D, Verve Hip Hop Team, Secular Students and Skeptics Society, Timmy Global Health, UMAS y MEChA, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Canterbury Colorado, Campus Fire Ministry, CU Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council. Students who attended an orientation session in the summer will move in on Aug. 23. All new students are required to move in by 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 but returning students can move into residence hall rooms anytime from Aug. 23 through the weekend, said John Fox, associate director of Residence Life.“We’re excited to welcome our new incoming students and to help them adjust to life as college students,” Fox said. “This is a significant moment in the lives of incoming students and their families and we strive to make this experience memorable and successful.”Information tables with handouts for new students also will be set up in key locations. On both Tuesday and Thursday, information tents will be set up at Williams Village, the Kittredge complex and the Regent Administrative Center near Farrand Field.Orientation and social activities for new residence hall students will be held the evenings of Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. On Aug. 23 all first-year residence hall students will be required to attend a hall meeting with other students from their floors to get acquainted and to learn about policies, services, the roommate agreement and other activities planned for the week. After the hall meeting, all first-year students will attend the Ice and Dice activity at the Student Recreation Center on campus.For a complete schedule of CU-Boulder new student welcome activities visit http://www.colorado.edu/inthemix.Contact: John Fox, [email protected] Greg Swenson, [email protected] “We’re excited to welcome our new incoming students and to help them adjust to life as college students,” said John Fox, associate director of Residence Life. “This is a significant moment in the lives of incoming students and their families and we strive to make this experience memorable and successful.” Categories:AcademicsCampus Communitylast_img read more

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first_imgBalodabazar administration in Chhattisgarh distribute sanitary napkin to women in quarantine #Covid19Azim Premji FoundationBalodabazarChhattisgarhquarantineSanitary napkin WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By Press Trust of India on May 29, 2020 CSR News Public Health Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts Comments (0) Add Comment Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article The initiative was carried out in coordination with Azim Premji Foundation where 7000 sanitary pads were distributedIn a bid to ensure personal hygiene for women at COVID-19 quarantine centres, the district administration at Balodabazar in Chhattisgarh distributed sanitary napkins, an official said.The authorities kicked off the initiative at a quarantine centre in Karmada village in the district recently, said Ashutosh Pandey, CEO, Balodabazar Zilla Panchayat.“At present, the district has 763 quarantine facilities, where migrant workers were put up following their arrival from other states amid the lockdown,” he said.“At least 7,000 sanitary pads will be distributed to women at these centres,” Pandey said.Balodabazar is the first district in the state to come up with this initiative, which is being carried out in coordination with Azim Premji Foundation, he said.Women migrant workers hailed the move and expressed their gratitude to the administration.“We are glad that the district administration realised the importance of availability of sanitary pads and has come forward to help women in this time of crisis,” said Anita Kumbhkar, who is quarantined at Karmada after returning from Maharashtra. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisements RelatedNicholson Urges Continued Engagement of Canadian Diaspora RelatedNicholson Urges Continued Engagement of Canadian Diaspora RelatedNicholson Urges Continued Engagement of Canadian Diasporacenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J Nicholson, has challenged the Jamaica 50 Canada committee, to continue to engage the Diaspora in a meaningful way. The Minister was speaking at the ‘Jamaica Land We Love’ gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on August 11, which was hosted by the Committee. [RELATED: Nicholson Highlights Contributions of Jamaicans to Canada’s Development] He praised Jamaicans in Canada for their continued assistance and support to the island. “We recognise that the successes that you have had in your new homeland are examples for our people at home and that you are willing to share that with us, be it through skills training or other exchanges to transfer knowledge, the creation of businesses, trade links, investments, or in the proposed Diaspora bonds,” Senator Nicholson said. He added that the Diaspora has assisted “in no mean fashion in erecting the platform that must see Jamaica fulfilling the economic and social promise of which it is undoubtedly capable.” “The platform for the platinum jubilee, 25 years hence, must continue to be strengthened, for now we have every reason to grasp the opportunities that exist, even in an unpredictable global environment. This is a message that is as relevant for the Government as it is for each Jamaican. That is the message from Toronto; that is the message from Canada,” the Foreign Affairs Minister stated. Senator Nicholson lauded the Jamaica 50 Canada Committee for choosing the theme: ‘Jamaica Land We Love’ for the gala dinner, noting that, “you have managed to capture the passion and allegiance that our people have toward their country of birth, the land of their heritage, during this anniversary year.” The Jamaica 50 Canada Committee was launched in March 2012. It seeks to showcase the outstanding contributions of Jamaicans in Canada; to foster tourist arrivals to Jamaica; to encourage youth of Jamaican heritage to be better informed and to support Jamaica; and to provide a legacy to Jamaica and Canada through charitable and other social and cultural initiatives. Nicholson Urges Continued Engagement of Canadian Diaspora Foreign AffairsAugust 22, 2012last_img read more

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