first_img6,174 Students Benefit from Empowerment Programme UncategorizedJuly 5, 2008 Related6,174 Students Benefit from Empowerment Programme Related6,174 Students Benefit from Empowerment Programme Related6,174 Students Benefit from Empowerment Programmecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 6,174 students from 83 schools islandwide have benefited from the Student Empowerment Programme to complete their secondary education.The programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Education that seeks to provide opportunities for Grade Nine students who are performing below their grade level.Salomie Evering, Deputy Chief Education Officer in charge of Curriculum and Support Services, told JIS News that the students selected for the programme performed significantly below their grade level, scoring 30 per cent and below on the Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT).She explained that the Student Empowerment Programme’s participants are placed in classrooms with no more than 25 students, depending on the availability of space. Some schools, however, have smaller numbers in these classes.“We advocate for no more than 25 students to a class, and usually we try not to place a few of them in a regular class where they are at a disadvantage,” Mrs. Evering explained.The programme, which places emphasis on strengthening the student’s literacy and numeracy skills, is an intensive one-year intervention that follows an initial student assessment.“One of the first things that is done by the specially selected teacher is the assessment of the students. Although they have come with scores on mathematics and language, the teacher will still want to get an idea of what are some of the other challenges that the children are having,” Mrs. Evering pointed out, adding that the assessment informs the teacher’s plans and practice for the year.In addition to literacy and numeracy, the students are given instructions in other subject areas, such as integrated science, social studies, information and communication technology (ICT) and at least one vocational area, including music or physical education, so that they can interact with the rest of the school.“When teachers work with the students in the subject areas, they also do reading in the context area, as they are conscious that these students are not very good readers, therefore whatever subject area you are doing, you know that your emphasis is on the special words that form part of that subject area,” she noted.Mrs. Evering also explained that the students are taught from “high interest readers and other materials that are of interest at their level. These include a number of language and mathematics focused activities, special software for reading and information technology, as students love to use the computers.”Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Education Officer is calling for a team effort for the continued success of the programme.“We encourage a whole school approach, so that teachers are aware of the special needs of these students. Once the students are given the dedicated time and attention, they will be able to close the gap quickly,” she explained.The curriculum of the Student Empowerment Programme is supported by materials produced for the specific needs of the students and approved by teachers and Education Officers. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgICYMI: Protesters descend on Clark County Public Health buildingPosted by Chris BrownDate: Saturday, July 11, 2020in: Newsshare 0 The group alleges the county is intentionally inflating cases, deaths, and hospital dataVANCOUVER — Are the numbers of COVID-19 cases in Clark County really spiking? Are people dying from the disease, or simply with it? Is the hospitalization data accurate?These are just some of the questions posed by a group of protesters who have been gathering at various places in recent weeks. Sometimes to protest the treatment of a Vancouver pet groomer charged with violating the governor’s lockdown order, sometimes to decry the mask mandate as evidence of a tyrannical government run amok.A group of protestors, including Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson, rally outside of the Clark County Public Health building on Thursday. Screenshot from People’s Rights Washington Facebook livestreamA group of protestors, including Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson, rally outside of the Clark County Public Health building on Thursday. Screenshot from People’s Rights Washington Facebook livestreamOn Thursday, at least two dozen people showed up along Fourth Plain, near the Veteran’s Administration building, and marched to the doors of the Clark County Public Health building.Among them were Kelli Stewart, who started the Facebook group People’s Rights Washington, Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer, and Rob Anderson, who is known online as The Recovering Pastor.“The county is not willing to detail or give out the underlying health concerns,” Anderson said in an interview with Clark County Today before the march. “And the reason why that’s important is because how they define COVID death.”Anderson, like most of the people who showed up carrying signs and flags on Thursday, believes the death toll likely includes those who died of things unrelated to COVID-19, but are added to the total if they simply tested positive at some point.“You know, George Floyd, when he was murdered, he then tested positive for COVID,” Anderson says. “If that had happened in Clark County, taking away all the media, he would have been number 30. He would have been counted as a COVID death based on that definition.”Clark County Public Health Officer, Dr. Alan Melnick, spoke with Clark County Today about many of the allegations made by the protesters. He points out that they don’t label any COVID-positive death as being caused by the virus, only that it is a “COVID associated death.”Rob Anderson (left) poses with a sign outside of the Clark County Public Health building at a Thursday protest. Also pictured are Kelli Stewart and Joey Gibson. Photo via FacebookRob Anderson (left) poses with a sign outside of the Clark County Public Health building at a Thursday protest. Also pictured are Kelli Stewart and Joey Gibson. Photo via FacebookThe state Department of Health then reviews all death certificates in order to determine the actual cause of death, Melnick says, and would remove anything not directly related to COVID-19 from their total.“At this point in Clark County, the state has not removed any COVID associated deaths from the total,” Melnick noted. In fact, he said, it’s more likely that there are deaths earlier this year that were labeled as being caused by pneumonia which may have actually been due to COVID-19, so the current count may be low.“Nobody’s out there to exaggerate the number of COVID-19 associated deaths,” Melnick adds. “We’re trying to be as accurate as we can about it.”When Anderson and his group arrived at the county Public Health building shortly after 4 p.m. on Thursday, they found the building largely empty, with extra security around the building. They accused the health department of closing early when they caught wind of the protest.“This is no way for a ‘Public’ Health Dept to operate,” he wrote in a letter to Clark County Chair Eileen Quiring following the protest.Anderson and others who attended the protest say they also believe the county is being misleading in how it reports hospitalization data, alleging that most people who are admitted now are being tested for the virus, which could lead to inflated numbers.“Someone could be in delivering a baby, have an aneurysm, cancer, whatever it is. Something that’s completely unrelated,” says Anderson. “And, based on their definition, the public thinks that they have COVID-19 or whatever.”Rob Anderson speaks during a Facebook livestream of a protest outside the Clark County Public Health building. Screenshot from People’s Rights Washington Facebook livestreamRob Anderson speaks during a Facebook livestream of a protest outside the Clark County Public Health building. Screenshot from People’s Rights Washington Facebook livestreamMelnick says it’s true that most people being admitted now are tested for the virus, but they are also seeing an increase in people with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.Aside from that fact, he says, they’re required by law to report any positive test, as are hospitals..“There’s a whole list of notifiable conditions, and COVID-19 is on the list,” Melnick says. “When a physician sees the lab has a positive test, or the hospital is aware of an admission with COVID-19, they’re required by law to report it.”What they’re not required to report, Melnick adds, is whether the person is specifically in the hospital because of the COVID-19 infection.In some ways, though, it doesn’t matter, he says, since someone with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis is going to need to be treated with precautions, including isolation and more use of PPE, whether they’re being treated directly for the virus, or some other medical issue.When it comes to masks, the protesters chanted “it’s not about the virus. It’s about compliance!”Stewart, in her live stream, said she believes the mandate represents a gross overreach of government authority.“We will not comply with lawlessness, we will not comply with abuse,” she said. “That’s not the American spirit, that’s the Chinese spirit, and we are not Chinese, we are Americans. If they want compliance without anybody asking questions, then they better figure out a way to swap out flags.”Melnick says, as someone who has studied infectious diseases for 30 years, it frustrates him to see a scientific issue become one centered around political ideology.“One of the things that concerns me the most is we take something that’s a biological phenomenon, where we’re learning more about this disease, and it’s turned into some sort of political issue,” says Melnick. “Which it’s not. You know, we’re trying to prevent disease transmission.”The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique challenge to health departments across the country at every level.Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick speaks during a press conference in March. Photo by Mike SchultzClark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick speaks during a press conference in March. Photo by Mike SchultzThe system simply wasn’t designed to provide the level of contextual detail many people are currently demanding about this pandemic, Melnick says, especially when the levels of public skepticism are so high.“We’re trying to be as accurate as possible with the science,” Melnick says, while admitting that there are complexities in doing so. “I do want people to wear masks, but I’m gonna be honest about what they do and what they don’t do. I’m not gonna say ‘you put on a mask and you’re 90 percent protected,’ because I don’t have evidence that it does that. But I do have evidence that putting on a mask substantially reduces your risk of passing the disease on to other people. That may not be as effective an argument, but it’s a truth.”Obviously, the protesters don’t agree completely.“It’s one thing when you’re dealing with people who, you know, ‘I’m answering your questions freely here,’” says Anderson. “But you get into situations where you have to ask the right way, in order to get the right answers, and if you don’t, you get kind of slippery answers.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Elections: State representative, 49th Legislative District, Position 1 Next : Opinion: ‘Where is the concern for our country’s youth?’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever 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 COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada advertisement 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” ‹ Previous Next › Every now and then, science comes along and tells us that some surface or item we thought was relatively clean is in fact teeming with germs. The latest undercover germ factory? Your car’s steering wheel. That’s right, that thing you wrap your bare hands around multiple times a day, sometimes before and after delivering snacks to your mouth, is up to four times more dirty than a public toilet seat. Public. Toilet. Seat. center_img Let that sink in for a minute, like the bacteria on your leather-wrapped wheel’s rim. Not far behind the steering wheel, which had 629 colony-forming units (CFUs), was the cupholder, with 506 CFUs.Generally, CFUs cause unpleasant reactions including food poisoning, skin infections and inflammation.The gag-inducing statistics come from data collected by CarRentals.com, an automotive rental company owned by Expedia Group. To be clear, this is a very small study, with just 1,000 people polled, but its results are gross, nonetheless.The study also found most of us have pretty low standards when it comes to car cleanliness. Of those polled, 32 percent admitted to washing the inside of their car just once per year, while 12 percent said they’ve never cleaned the surfaces of their car’s interior. Regardless of how tidy you keep your own vehicle, eventually you’ll need to fill up your tank. Gas stations, it turns out, are disgusting cesspools, and we’re not just talking about the bathrooms. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos See More Videos Gas pump buttons were found to have 2.6 millions CFUs and the gas pump handle had 2 million CFUs. Germaphobes, stick to full-serve from now on. RELATED TAGSSedanSUVNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxurylast_img read more

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 9, 2003 For the first time in its 100-year existence, the University of Colorado at Boulder Museum of Natural History has been granted the highest recognition for a museum, accreditation by the American Association of Museums, according to museum officials. The CU Museum becomes the only accredited university museum in Colorado and joins 19 other facilities in the state that have the designation including the Denver Art Museum, Colorado History Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Fewer than 5 percent of the nation’s nearly 16,000 museums are currently accredited by the American Association of Museums, which uses a rigorous process examining all aspects of a museum’s operations. “Without a doubt, AAM accreditation is a major achievement for the CU Museum,” said CU Museum Director Linda Cordell. “This process is arduous for all museums and a particular challenge for university museums that are fortunate to be part of larger institutions, yet for that reason face different challenges than those of free-standing museums. “The accreditation process took approximately three years and required the hard work of all museum faculty, staff and students,” Cordell said. With more than 3 million artifacts and specimens representing the disciplines of anthropology, botany, entomology, paleontology and zoology, the CU Museum houses one of the most extensive natural history collections in the Rocky Mountain and Plains regions, making it one of the top university natural history museums in the country. Founded in 1906 and located in Washington, D.C., the American Association of Museums is a national leader in the museum field that works to develop and promote the highest professional standards in all phases of museum operations. For more information about the CU Museum call (303) 492-3396, or visit the Web site at http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/ .last_img read more

first_imgSetting foot in a classroom as a new teacher can be overwhelming enough to ground many fledgling teachers before they even take off. But the University of Colorado at Boulder’s School of Education is striving to make the process less daunting by pairing newly licensed teachers with experienced teachers from local school districts. And at the same time, the new teachers get a head start on their master’s degrees. During the 2006-07 school year, about 40 first- or second-year teachers are participating in a CU-Boulder School of Education program known as Partners in Education, or PIE, according to John Zola, the program’s director. “This is an incredibly stressful time for new teachers, and the program is meant to up the odds that teachers stay in the field,” Zola said. Nationally, close to 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years, an alarming trend for a country with a knowledge-based economy that demands a well-educated population, he said. However, the retention rate among teachers who participate in CU-Boulder’s PIE program is nearly 95 percent, according to Zola. “These young teachers spend a lot of money going to college and then going through the teacher licensing program, so if they can improve their odds of staying in the field from 50 percent to better than 90 percent, it’s a pretty good investment,” Zola said. PIE program participants are newly licensed teachers who agree to forfeit a portion of their salary, currently about 20 percent, in exchange for 15 tuition credits toward a master’s degree through CU-Boulder’s School of Education. They also receive coaching, classroom management strategies and other advice from their clinical professors, who are experienced teachers from the same school district. School districts that employ PIE teachers use savings from reduced salaries to pay the clinical professors, who are released from their classroom duties in the district to work with CU-Boulder students. Each clinical professor mentors several PIE teachers in the classroom for one half-day each week, and also spends time teaching, supervising student teachers or conducting research at CU-Boulder’s School of Education, according to Zola. They also are engaged in district-level professional development training activities. In addition to receiving mentoring, PIE teachers have an opportunity to network with and support other novice teachers in the program. And they also enjoy more rapid advancement on the salary scale compared to teachers who don’t begin a master’s degree program early in their careers, Zola said. Alaina Kaumans participated in the PIE program during the 2005-06 school year and teaches at Sunset Ridge Elementary School in Westminster. She is working toward her master’s degree in social, multicultural and bilingual foundations of education. “Having a mentor in my classroom during my first year of teaching was great,” Kaumans said. “The support and the feedback from a teacher who had been through the same thing really helped me.” Kaumans said her degree will be very useful in her school, which has many English as a second language, or ESL, students. Adams County 1, Mapleton, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Adams County 50, Boulder Valley, Brighton 27J and St. Vrain Valley school districts participate in the partnership with CU-Boulder. For more information about the PIE program visit the Web site at www.colorado.edu/education/prospective/pie.html. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 9, 2006 last_img read more

first_imgA three-dimensional structure of membrane contact sites (red) between endoplasmic reticulum tubules (green) and mitochondria (purple) in a yeast cell (right) or an endosome (yellow) in an animal cell (left) are seen. Tomography by Matthew West.A new CU Boulder study shows for the first time the final stages of how mitochondria, the sausage-shaped, power-generating organelles found in nearly all living cells, regularly divide and propagate.In 2011, CU Boulder Associate Professor Gia Voeltz and her colleagues surprisingly found that endoplasmic reticulum (ER), another cell organelle, branches through cytoplasm like a spider web, wrapping around other organelles including mitochondria. They discovered that once an ER tentacle touches a single mitochondrion and initiates constriction, a cell protein called a dynamin-related protein, or Drp1, is recruited to further constrict the mitochondria at the spot of ER contact.Here is the new twist: Voeltz’s team has now shown that once the squeeze is on the mitochondria by the Drp1 protein, a second protein –  called Dynamin-2, or Dyn2 – is recruited to finish the job in a process called fission, splitting the organelle in two. Shaped like tiny springs, the dynamin proteins encircle the mitochondria and squeeze, somewhat like a person squeezing and twisting an elongated balloon into two halves.Both proteins are required for mitochondrial fission to occur since Drp1 is only strong enough to squeeze the mitochondria down to a certain size, and Dyn2 can only finish what Drp1 started after the constriction band is sufficiently shrunk.“Our findings change what everyone has believed about mitochondrial division,” said postdoctoral fellow Jason Lee, first author on the study. “Now we know that it takes at least three different constriction steps in order to ultimately divide mitochondria.”A paper on the subject was published online in Nature on Oct. 31. In addition to Voeltz and Lee, other CU Boulder paper contributors include postdoctoral fellow Laura Westrate, graduate student Haoxi Wu and researcher Cynthia Page. All study authors are in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.Floating around in almost all living cells, mitochondria vary in number from dozens to several thousand. Muscle cells, for example, have large numbers of mitochondria because of their high energy needs. New mitochondria are created when cells signal the need for more energy. Mitochondria also carry a small amount of DNA material passed down maternally.Mitochondria are important for a host of reasons. They generate energy in cells, they can play a role in longevity and they are crucial for blood sugar maintenance and fat loss. Damaged mitochondria can cause problems in cells of the brain, liver, heart, skeletal muscles and respiratory systems. The new study was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.The study results are important because a better understanding of mitochondrial division is a step closer to understanding what might change in cells under pathological conditions like cancer, said Wu. “The ability of our cells to efficiently convert nutrients into energy is rooted in the cell’s ability to manage the shape, number and positioning of mitochondria through a balance of fusion and division,” said Lee. “This balance goes awry in cancer and neurodegeneration.” Categories:Health & SocietyNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 31, 2016 last_img read more

first_imgTwitter Share Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, Jan. 16Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, Jan. 16By Press Release – January 16, 2014 39 0 Email Linkedin Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Facebook Trending Story:Special yeast reduce alcohol, improve wineA team of Australian researchers has taken a giant step towards controlling a growing problem in the wine community. They have identified special yeast that produce a lower level of alcohol, helping to preserve the flavor…Today’s NewsSilicon Valley Bank: The 2014 State Of The Wine Industry Is – Forrest Gump?Forget Millennials for a while, but they may be a good market later. Foreign wine is 30% and here to stay. Supply and demand are pretty much in balance. Political mismanagement of our economy means the middle class is sucking and that hurts wine sales. Only wines at $69 a bottle and up are really sizzling. And winery performance as a whole is just okay, which is only one point higher than Forrest Gump’s IQ…Impact Databank Exclusive: U.S. Wine Market Rises 1.5% In 2013The U.S. wine market continued its long-term growth streak in 2013, as a solid off-premise performance offset tougher conditions in the on-premise. The market added nearly 5 million cases over the past year, according to Impact Databank…Worldwide Wine Auction Revenues Fall Again in 2013Global sales of fine and rare wine at auction fell 13 percent this past year, from $389 million in 2012 to $340 million in 2013, according to figures released by the major commercial auction houses…Bordeaux 2013 en primeur could shake up wine industryBurgundy producers look for new sources of supplyCelebrity wines hit-and-missSustainable HarvestingWine Industry Businesses Lease 1-Million Square Feet in Fairfield, CaliforniaWA State Experiencing Driest Winter Since 2000: How Will This Affect Wine Growers?Court reinstates Kentucky ban on stores selling liquorWine Market Council Introduces New Survey Methodology at This Year’s Consumer Research Conferences and Focuses Efforts on the High Frequency Wine DrinkerLot 18 Secures Brick & Mortar Retail License from NYSLASt. Helena OKs small wineries in neighborhoodsSonoma County to Become Nation’s First 100% Sustainable Wine RegionVineyard & Winery NewsSt. Francis Winery & Vineyards Launches “Sonoma Tastemakers” Food and Wine ProgramJackson Family Wines hires Oregon Pinot Noir star RyndersTrout Springs Winery- Evolution of a DreamChateau Montelena Winery Certified in Napa Green Land ProgramNapa Winegrower Group Takes Active Environmental RoleThis winemaker hunts trees to help make the perfect wineKorbel California Champagne Wins Sweepstakes Award At San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionNapa winery seeks historic status to avoid county mandatesLong Meadow Ranch, Land Trust Announce 11-Acre Conservation EasementGreenhouse Winery in Sewickley Township PA plots $1M expansionBritish Columbia wine sells for over $900 a bottle in ChinaWinemaker’s development plans near Hollywood sign produce sour grapesSylvaner Hill: Alsace’s Zotzenberg grand cru vineyard takes the lowly grape and makes it noble.Eberle isn’t the only one stunned at takeoverFeatured VideoGangnam Style in Wine Country Previous articleSonoma County to Become Nation’s First 100% Sustainable Wine RegionNext articleGaragiste Wineries like Dubost Wines Use Highest Quality Cork from ACI Cork USA Press Release ReddIt Advertisement TAGSAlsaceBordeauxBritish ColumbiaBurgundyChateau Montelena WineryEncore GlassFranceGary EberleGreenhouse WineryImpact DatabankJackson Family WinesJordan WineryKentuckyKorbelLong Meadow RanchLot18NapaNYSLAPennsylvaniaSaxcoSilicon Valley BankSonoma CountySt. Francis WinerySt. HelenaSustainabilitySylvaner HillTrout SpringsWashingtonWine Market CouncilYeast Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img Asian Development BankCOVID-19UHCWHO South-East Asia Region Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article WHO South-East Asia Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh stresses that countries that have made sustained, long-term investments in UHC have health systems that are more resilient, and which have more effectively minimised the spread of COVID-19, maintained essential health services, and mitigated economic shockBuilding on the learnings from the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Ministers of Health and Finance from Asia Pacific countries, including from the WHO South-East Asia Region have committed to build and finance resilient health systems with Universal Health Coverage at the centre of it.‘For every dollar invested in universal health coverage, the return is delivered many times over – first, due to increases in overall population health and well-being and the productivity, jobs and poverty-reduction they promote; and second, because when the quality and reach of health services improves, health systems become more resilient and can better mitigate or manage acute threats while maintaining essential health services’ said WHO South-East Asia Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh.Health and Finance Ministers from the Asia Pacific Region met at a virtual meeting organised by WHO, the Government of Japan and the Asian Development Bank to discuss ways and means to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) or health for all and mobilise financing for healthcare amidst and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.The WHO South-East Asia Region which was represented by health and finance ministers from several member countries, has been focusing on UHC as one of its flagship initiatives. The Region has adopted two key ministerial declarations on building resilient health systems, the 2019 Delhi Declaration on Preparedness and last week the Region’s Declaration on Collective Response to COVID-19. Both these declarations commit to investing in preparedness and Regional solidarity to make health systems stronger amongst the 11 Member countries.“Across the WHO South-East Asia Region, across Asia and across the world, countries that have made sustained, long-term investments in UHC have health systems that are more resilient, and which have more effectively minimised the spread of COVID-19, maintained essential health services, and mitigated economic shock,” the Regional Director said.Since the start of the pandemic almost nine months ago, countries in the Region have demonstrated how strong health systems can effectively respond to global health emergencies. Bhutan, the Republic of Korea and Malaysia have provided free testing for COVID-19 and care, which resulted in timely diagnosis and treatment.Bhutan, strongly committed to UHC, has one of the world’s highest testing rates and as of September 17, is yet to report a COVID-19 death. Countries in the Region with a strong primary health care infrastructure and human resources have been able to repurpose health workers and respond to the pandemic as well as ensuring continuity of essential health services. Sri Lanka with one of the highest numbers of health workers in Asia has reported only 13 deaths due to COVID to date.“Countries that are committed to UHC have logistics and supply chains that are more secure, efficient and transparent, and can rapidly meet surge needs, for example by increasing testing capacity, procuring personal protective equipment, or maintaining access to essential medicines and medical products. They are also better able to rapidly roll-out key innovations. Crucially, countries that are committed to UHC have successfully mobilised the whole-of-government, whole-of-society buy-in required to effectively respond to the pandemic,” Dr Khetrapal Singh said. Thailand, with a strong investment in public health over the years has managed to keep COVID-19 transmission rates low.She made a strong plea for prioritising health in government budgets for the short and medium term, for improving investment in primary health care and a better targeting of resources for the poor and the vulnerable, and mobilising domestic revenues for health via pro-health taxes e.g. on tobacco, alcohol, sugar sweetened beverages. 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first_imgMnisi back to captain Kings Posted in Kings, Pro14, Top headlines Tagged Howard Mnisi, Kings, Ospreys, Pro14 ‘ ‘ Howard Mnisi Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Life Exact BrazilRemember Grace Jones? She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Howard Mnisi has recovered from injury and will lead the Kings in the final match of three-game overseas tour against Ospreys in Swansea on Saturday.Mnisi, who suffered a calf injury earlier in the season, takes the armband from No 8 Ruaan Lerm, who captained the team in their 50-0 loss to the Glasgow Warriors last weekend.The 30-year-old centre will pair up in midfield with Erich Cronje, who left the field last weekend following a knock to the neck, but has fully recovered to continue the good vein of form he has shown in the matches he has played so far.The Kings have named an exciting back three including on-loan fullback Scott van Breda, who will start alongside youngsters Josiah Twum-Boafo and Christopher Hollis.The Worcester Warriors utility back replaces the evergreen Masixole Banda, who is receiving some needed rest this week, having played in all of the Southern Kings matches so far.Aston Fortuin, who has been one of the standout forwards this season, will also be managed after playing almost every minute of the Kings’ matches so far this season. The talented lock will play from the bench this week, with Jerry Sexton replacing him in the starting XV.Experienced scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius will provide half-back cover from the bench as he will make his first appearance for the Isuzu Southern Kings this season after recovering from a leg injury.Kings – 15 Scott van Breda, 14 Christopher Hollis, 13 Howard Mnisi (c), 12 Erich Cronje, 11 Josiah Twum-Boafo, 10 JT Jackson, 9 Josh Allderman, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Thembelani Boli, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Jerry Sexton, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Juan Schoeman.Subs: 16 Alandre van Rooyen, 17 Xandre Vos, 18 Lupumlo Mguca, 19 Aston Fortuin, 20 Ruaan Lerm, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Siya Masuku, 23 S’bura Sithole.Photo: Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images 熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  0  0 Published on November 8, 2019 Post by SA Rugby magazinelast_img read more

first_img1:43 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share In his second inaugural address, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Monday public safety and infrastructure improvements would be among his top priorities.1:43In the Atlanta Civic Center, before a few hundred onlookers, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham swore in Reed.“I present to you your re-sworn mayor,” announced Benham.Reed, who won reelection with more than 80 percent of the vote, highlighted the achievements of his first term: stabilizing the city’s pension system, growing the city’s reserves without raising taxes, and expanding the city’s police force to 2,000 officers.Reed vowed to “double-down” on efforts to address crime, and get repeat offenders off the streets.“Too often in the city of Atlanta, the women and men of the Atlanta Police Department do their jobs and risk their lives as they arrest criminals only to find that they are summarily released,” said Reed.He opened the door to using Atlanta City Jail to address overcrowding at Fulton County Jail.Meanwhile, Reed detailed his plan to address the city’s near billion dollar infrastructure backlog. He wants a bond referendum by mid-2015, to the tune of $150-$250 million. To offset some of that cost, he’ll appoint a blue-ribbon commission to search for savings within the city budget.“This bond referendum will expand our green spaces, improve our roads, bridges, and sidewalks and we’re going to ask the people of Atlanta for their full support,” said Reed.Reed called the upcoming decision of hiring a new Atlanta schools superintendent one of the most important the city faces. He said he wants to make sure Atlanta students have more opportunity.“At the end of the day, every young person who desires a post-secondary education should be able to get one, regardless of income,” said Reed.  Reed said funding for such an initiative would come from private donors, which he said was more than achievable.We have posted Mayor Reed’s prepared remarks for his second inauguration, which you can download here (PDF).  For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more