first_imgRED CROSS News:ALBUQUERQUE — Experts say we are in for a busy hurricane season this summer and the American Red Cross needs volunteers to help in the communities that will be impacted, in fact, Hurricane Isaias is expected to cause significant rainfall on the East coast as it moves North this weekend.   “The coronavirus pandemic will make it challenging to deploy trained disaster volunteers from other parts of the country should a large emergency, like a hurricane, occur. In light of this, the Red Cross is asking the public to consider becoming a trained volunteer and consider deploying to help with sheltering and other disaster related services, said Saylor Caudill, Regional Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, “Train now to be a Red Cross volunteer and answer the call to help if the need arises in areas hit by devastating hurricanes.” Full information on volunteer opportunities is available here.SHELTER HELP NEEDED There is a special need for volunteers to support sheltering efforts. Because of COVID-19, the Red Cross is placing those needing a safe place to stay in emergency hotel lodging when possible. If hotel stays aren’t possible, then the Red Cross will open traditional shelters. To help keep people safe, we have put in place additional precautions and developed special training for our workforce.We need volunteers to help staff shelter reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection and other vital tasks to help those we serve. We have both associate and supervisory level opportunities available. HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT NEEDED If you are an RN, LPN, LVN, APRN, NP, EMT, paramedic, MD/DO or PA with an active, current and unencumbered license, the Red Cross needs your support. Volunteers are needed in shelters to help assess people’s health. Daily observation and health screening for COVID-19-like illness among shelter residents may also be required. RNs supervise all clinical tasks. Roles are also available for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Home Health Aides, student nurses and medical students. We need volunteers who can provide care as delegated by a licensed nurse in shelters. This could include assisting with activities of daily living, personal assistance services, providing health education and helping to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.  FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING. If you are interested in helping our community should a disaster occur, please go to or contact Saylor Caudill at 928.856.2417 or [email protected] About the American Red CrossThe American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.last_img read more

first_img Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Full statement of Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley’s Parliament Statement on COVID-19Madam Speaker, I have been authorised by the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago to make the following statement. Colleagues, fellow citizens, it is in times like these that we define who we are as a people. We are currently facing two global phenomena that affect us directly and are both…March 13, 2020In “General”More COVID-19 recoveries, deaths in CARICOM Member StatesSeveral CARICOM Member States are recording more deaths from the COVID-19 global pandemic. While some patients who were diagnosed with the virus have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals in some countries, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago have recorded more deaths from the disease. On Wednesday 1 April,…April 1, 2020In “CARICOM”Guyana, Haiti, Belize record deaths from COVID-19Three CARICOM countries, including Guyana, have recorded deaths associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to health authorities. Guyana’s death toll reached 76 after the country recorded two more deaths late Saturday. The Ministry of Health in a statement noted that the latest fatalities included a 36 -year-old male from…September 28, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp 113  =  Number of samples which have tested positive  Of the total number of positive cases, 52 of these positive cases came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise: As of the morning of Sunday April 12th, 2020, the Ministry reports the following: 12  =  Number of persons discharged Oct 16, 2020 *  3 positive cases from the group of nationals who returned from the same cruise separately from the other 68 nationals. *  One additional person has tested positive for COVID-19—Pending epidemiological investigation. Oct 15, 2020 *  49 positive cases from the group of 68 nationals who returned from the cruise together Oct 15, 2020center_img 1,110  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… 8  =  Number of deaths  The Ministry of Health provides the following update: You may be interested in… Ministry of Health, Port of Spain – As part of the national drive to safeguard the health of the Trinidad and Tobago population in the face of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Health continues to provide up-to-date information on the country’s status in this regard.  St. Lucia records more cases of COVID CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak The Ministry of Health reminds the public that COVID-19 can be spread by touching surfaces that are contaminated with the novel coronavirus. It is important to regularly sanitise commonly touched surfaces (e.g. table-tops, handrails, doorknobs and trolleys).  If dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to sanitisation.  A simple solution of 1/3 cup of household bleach to one gallon of water is quite effective. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 16, 2020last_img read more

first_imgBCTV+ subscribers, outside the UK and Ireland, will be able to access the Sky Bet Championship match as normal.Supporters in the UK and Ireland can stay updated with the fixture by subscribing to BCTV+ live audio commentary, or by following the club’s official Twitter account. There is no pay on the day sales available at the bet365 Stadium and fans without tickets are urged not to travel, as they will not gain entry.last_img

first_imgThe final tally for spending in the Public Cloud Computing market in 2013 comes in at a whopping $45.7 billion according to a recent study by IDC.  IDC also predicts that the cloud market will continue to grow at an average annual rate of 23 percent through 2018.Cloud software spending, which includes both SaaS and PaaS, accounts for 86 percent of the cloud services market.  ERP and CRM are the two biggest components of this sector.  In 2013, $10.78 billion was spent on ERP and $8.13 billion was spent on CRM. and ADP are the two largest SaaS vendors, followed by Intuit, Oracle and Microsoft, according to IDC’s survey.Cloud infrastructure, which includes IaaS and storage solutions, accounts for 14 percent of the market share.  In this market, holds the top position with over 40 percent of market share, followed by RackSpace, IBM, CenturyLink, and Microsoft.Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC, said that “we are at a pivotal time in the battle for leadership and innovation in the cloud. IDC’s Public Cloud Services Tracker shows very rapid growth in customer cloud service spending across 19 product categories and within eight geographic regions. Not coincidentally, we see vendors introducing many new cloud offerings and slashing cloud pricing in order to capture market share. Market share leadership will certainly be up for grabs over the next 2-3 years.”last_img read more