New Digital Tool Launched to Assist Companies Market Products

first_imgA new digital tool aimed at transforming the way businesses advertise and market their products was launched in Kingston, on Tuesday, March 18.The Branditise solution  allows companies to effectively utilize channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Blogs to grow their business.  It was designed by experienced developer, Wayne Marsh, who unveiled it at a breakfast event at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston.Addressing the launch, State Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, reiterated the Government’s commitment to the development of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, and to provide the supporting mechanisms to ensure that technology entrepreneurs can succeed on a global basis. He said the government will be facilitating entrepreneurship in the Information Technology (IT) sector by making it easier for young developers to access financing, through the soon to be launched Venture Capital Industry, which is being administered by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ).Mr. Robinson also noted that plans are well advanced for the establishment of ‘Start Up Jamaica’ later this year, which will be an incubator/growth accelerator programme that will provide mentorship, marketing and other support for young technology entrepreneurs to help them build their business.“It is going to be a physical hub, which is important, because one of the major benefits of small incubators which are accelerators worldwide, is the opportunity for entrepreneurs from all over to collaborate and share ideas,” he informed.The State Minister shared that a private sector company has volunteered a facility for the hub in downtown Kingston and another has volunteered to outfit the facility with furniture.He pointed out that with Start Up Jamaica, persons who are providing venture capital will have more confidence in investing in a company that has been through the incubator process, as the chances of the business succeeding will be greater.The State Minister congratulated Mr. Marsh for sticking with his vision for developing Branditise, a product that can solve problems and can be used outside of Jamaica.“I hope that we will see many more young entrepreneurs like Wayne building and developing solutions,” he said.Mr. Robinson further pointed out that there are many opportunities within the IT sector to earn foreign exchange and to help solve the country’s economic challenges.Introducing Branditise.com, Mr. Marsh informed that it is a cloud based solution that can be accessed anywhere and anytime. It can allow companies to establish their digital media marketing goals; define key performance indicators; define target audience; develop content framework and social media policy as well as create a scorecard.The Branditise tool also allows companies to manage and monitor major digital media accounts from one platform.  It also allows businesses to measure, for example, fan and follower demographics, plus geo-location, gender and age; website and blog visitor traffic demographics, among others. RelatedGovernment Finalising Waste to Energy Policy New Digital Tool Launched to Assist Companies Market ProductsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedMeasures in Place to Protect Tablet Computers FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail New Digital Tool Launched to Assist Companies Market Products TechnologyMarch 18, 2014Written by: Andrea Brahamcenter_img Photo: JIS PhotographerState Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson(right), talks technology with developer of Branditise.com ,Wayne Marsh (left), and Communication Specialist, Carlette Deleon, during the launch of the digital media marketing tool at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on March 18. Story HighlightsA new digital tool aimed at transforming the way businesses advertise and market their products was launched in Kingston, on Tuesday, March 18.The Branditise solution allows companies to effectively utilize channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Blogs to grow their business. The government will be facilitating entrepreneurship in the Information Technology (IT) sector by making it easier for young developers to access financing. RelatedMobile Phone Service Focus for World Consumer Rights Day Advertisementslast_img read more

Tertiary Education Grants Included in Wage Settlement With Public Sector Workers

first_imgRelatedRemarks by the Prime Minister at the Signing of Heads of Agreement with the JCTU Advertisements Tertiary Education Grants Included in Wage Settlement With Public Sector WorkersJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Tertiary Education Grants Included in Wage Settlement With Public Sector Workers Finance & Public ServiceAugust 12, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards Photo: Mark BellPrime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (third left), affixes her signature to the new Heads of Agreement, which was signed between the Government and representatives of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, during a ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on August 11. Also signing (from left) are: Vice President, Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, Helene Davis Whyte; Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips; and President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, O’neil Grant. Pictured in the background (from left) are: Manager, Public Relations, Special Projects and Community Outreach, OPM, Shelly-Ann Harris; and Finance and Planning Ministry officials – Director, Industrial Relations, Lorna A. Phillips; Acting Financial Secretary, Everton McFarlane; Senior Industrial Relations Officer, Charmaine Hayman; and Deputy Financial Secretary, Wayne Jones. The new wage agreement, which is for the contract period 2015 to 2017, will see public sector employees receiving a salary increase of seven per cent over two years. RelatedServices Provided By Government Will Improve Due To Debt Buy-Backcenter_img Story HighlightsA $45 million fund for tertiary education grants is to be established for children of public sector workers, under the newly negotiated wage agreement for the 2015 to 2017 contract period.This provision is among a number of benefits that will accrue to Government employees under the new contract which will see them receiving a salary increase of seven per cent over two years – four per cent in year one and three per cent in year two.Following several months of negotiations, Government officials and representatives of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), representing some public sector workers, signed off on the Heads of Agreement on August 11, during a ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister. RelatedPetroCaribe Debt Buy Back A Positive for Jamaica A $45 million fund for tertiary education grants is to be established for children of public sector workers, under the newly negotiated wage agreement for the 2015 to 2017 contract period.This provision is among a number of benefits  that will accrue to Government employees under the new contract which will see them receiving a salary increase of seven per cent over two years – four per cent in year one and three per cent in year two.Following several months of negotiations, Government officials and representatives of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), representing some public sector workers, signed off on the Heads of Agreement on August 11, during a ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who witnessed the inking of the contract, commended public sector workers for continuing to make great sacrifices in support of the country’s current economic programme for strengthening the Jamaican economy and society.“I am grateful, especially to all our public sector workers for their patience, sacrifices and loyalty to Jamaica,” she said.The Prime Minister noted that her administration takes seriously its responsibility for the prudent management of the affairs of the country, while ensuring that the best interest of employees are always protected and secured.“I know very well the tremendous sacrifices being made by the people of Jamaica as we strengthen the economy and work to secure economic growth with equity, social inclusion and job creation,” she said.Mrs. Simpson Miller further commended the trade unions and associations for their patience and understanding during the intense negotiations.Pointing to some of the other benefits that public sector employees will enjoy under the new arrangement, Mrs. Simpson Miller said there will be increases to several allowances.These relate to tailoring, meal, supper, taxi, refreshment, shift and night premium, special duty, subsistence, death benefit, and funeral grant.She noted that it was also agreed that at least one land or housing project will be developed for this financial year.“There is also agreement for the maintenance of benefits across the public sector. These benefits are: tertiary education loans; refund of tuition; grants to children of public sector workers; government transportation; and skills training,” the Prime Minister said.Meanwhile,  Vice President, Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, Helene Davis Whyte, said the wage increase agreed on is not one workers would have liked, but what was possible within the context of the economic situation in Jamaica.“All in all, I think we were able to meet most of the demands that we had from our members…it is not the best deal in terms of what each of us would have wanted, but it is what we feel we can live with at this point in time,” she said.Ms. Davis Whyte said she is pleased that the new wage package favours the lowest paid in the public sector.For his part, Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, described the event as historic, noting that among other things, it signifies the continued commitment of the public sector unions to the economic reform programme that is underway.He noted that no stakeholder, neither Government nor the unions achieved their ideal outcome, “but I think Jamaica will be the main beneficiary of this agreement.”Minister with responsibility for the Public Service, Hon. Horace Dalley, who was the lead Government negotiator, said the deliberations were not easy, noting that the parties finally approved the 14th draft of the agreement.He gave a commitment on behalf of the Government, “to personally ensure that every single aspect of this agreement is implemented as we have agreed.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

ENISA pro issues IoT security warning

first_img Michael Carroll Related Tags Previous ArticleGlobe makes common tower playNext ArticleHuawei to take $30B hit from US restrictions EU tipped to court India in 5G security standards effort Bharti Airtel makes enterprise IoT play Home ENISA pro issues IoT security warning Satellite IoT network provider bags €26M funding Michael doesn’t want to admit that he has been a journalist and editor for close to 20 years covering a diverse set of subjects including shipping and shipbuilding, fixed and mobile telecoms, and motorcycling…More Read more Author ENISAIoTsecurity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 JUN 2019 INTERVIEW: An expert with the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) warned the IoT sector risks becoming a victim of its own success if protection is not embedded into devices at the point of manufacture.Evangelos Ouzounis, head of the Secure Infrastructure and Services Unit (pictured), explained an explosion in IoT device numbers will revolutionise industries and homes, opening the door to new business models and uses.But he cautioned security is often overlooked as device makers rush products to market to meet a rapid rise in business and consumer demand: “A lot of work needs to be done on the security by design,” he explained.To address this, manufacturers must be persuaded of the value of investing more on security, while businesses and consumers require education that the cheapest product may not be the safest.While liability for failures is “not a well developed concept” in the IoT market, it will become increasingly important as devices “start offering services that are critical for life”, Ouzounis noted, citing pacemakers or self-driving cars as examples.For more on what Ouzounis believes the industry can do to boost IoT security, along with the part ENISA is playing, click here. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backlast_img read more

Two teams, one owner: Prez Cup about more than world rankings, experience

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia – Ernie Els has finished second to Tiger Woods more than any other player, and he never looked more spectacular doing it than as captain in the Presidents Cup. ”OK, you got me,” Els said to him with a wry grin during the closing ceremony at Royal Melbourne. Was it really a surprise? Sure, the Americans were the first team to rally from a deficit on the final day to win the Presidents Cup, and it was their first in any cup since a four-point comeback in the Ryder Cup at Brookline in 1999. Some context is required. They’ve won the Ryder Cup only twice since then, and they hardly ever lose the Presidents Cup. Even with a 10-8 lead going into singles, Els and his International team were playing against a stacked deck, as usual. It wasn’t as bad as the time Els trailed Woods by 10 shots going into the final round at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open. Still, it didn’t seem like a fair fight. The Internationals had only two players among the top 20 in the world ranking. Woods’ team had 10 players from the top 20, and that didn’t even include the injured Brooks Koepka at No. 1 in the world. Two of the four wild-card selections for the Americans, including Woods, won majors this year. In the singles session, the outcome felt inevitable. Els was gracious in defeat, and also gutted. He had fashioned 12 players representing nine flags into a team with identity and purpose. The logo he created for the International team was a combination of shields and badges culled from history that spoke to unity and loyalty, friendship, strength and fight. And they had a chance, which is more than they’ve had some years. ”If you compare our team on paper with other teams in other sport, you would have laughed us out of the building,” Els said. ”But we gave it a hell of a go and we came mightily close to winning and upsetting one of the greatest golf teams of all time.” But they didn’t. And it won’t get any easier the next time. Or the time after that. Presidents Cup: Match scoring | Full coverage This is about more than world rankings and experience, about which team looks better on paper. Because if it were, then how to explain the Ryder Cup? Europe is strong now. It wasn’t always. It still has an 11-8-1 lead over the United States dating to 1979, the start of the modern era. But while the Ryder Cup is billed as a contest between the flags of two continents, it’s really between two tours. The European Tour picks the venue (it usually goes to the highest bidder these days). It has full control of all operations. Paris last year felt like a home game – the course, not just the crowd – just as Hazeltine was for the Americans. The Presidents Cup is a match between two teams, one owner. The PGA Tour selects the site. The PGA Tour picks the captains, though not without heavy input from all the key people on the International side. That magnificent logo Els created for the International team? He said it required PGA Tour approval. The support staff for the International team are PGA Tour employees, even if they hail from countries outside the U.S. The money – the Presidents Cup sells extremely well – stays with one organization every time. That’s not why the Americans win, and Els wasn’t suggesting that. They win because they play better golf and hole more putts. There is a comfort level at the Presidents Cup they don’t experience in the Ryder Cup. ”I know it’s a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, OK?” Els said. ”But to really be able to do what you need to do, you need to be almost a separate … you need to be away from the PGA Tour.” Nothing personal. He paused to pat the back of Mark Williams, who played professionally in Australia and now works as a media official for the PGA Tour. Last week, he was assigned to the International team and fit right in. ”I love these guys. They work for the tour and all that,” Els said. ”But to make our own rules, to get our own choices, to do our own thing, it’s hard to explain. But we need to be separate. … The Ryder Cup works because the Europeans do their own thing and the U.S. do their own thing. It’s two groups that clash. We’re trying to do it under one umbrella.” The next Presidents Cup will be at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina, a home game for the U.S. team. And then? A group from Thailand was at Royal Melbourne last week expressing interest. The best bet is a return to Royal Montreal. Another one in Asia or the first one in a Latin America country is possible after that. It would help if the Internationals would win. Keeping it close only does so much. If they ever do, that might only remind Els of the one problem that can’t be solved. Where would the International team display the trophy?last_img read more

Donegal Mountain Rescue responding to second Muckish call

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Donegal Mountain Rescue responding to second Muckish call Facebook By News Highland – November 11, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebookcenter_img Pinterest A Donegal Mountain Rescue team is currently en route to Muckish.It’s reported the team is responding to a call regarding lost walkers.This is the second such call Donegal Mountain Rescue has taken on Muckish this weekend. A tourist was escorted to safety on Saturday after becoming lost on the mountainNo further information has been reported Previous articleUlster 9 Counties Boxing ChampionshipsNext articleEntries Open for 2019 Foyle Cup News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

30 PhD Fellowships at Aarhus University in Denmark

first_img Training Course on RE-EMPOWERING → Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Similar Stories Tweet Share 0 30 PhD Fellowships at Aarhus University in Denmark Deadline: 15 February 2017Open to: students of all nationalities with a completed a relevant Master’s degree. The Master’s study has to be equivalent to a Danish Master’s degreeScholarship: 30 fully financed PhD fellowshipsDescriptionAarhus University is offering 30 fully financed PhD fellowships and research training supplements. Both fully financed PhD fellowships granted and research training supplements will be allocated within the Faculty of Health Scienceat Aarhus University, where the PhD student will be employed.Aarhus University offers PhD degree programmes which compare favorably with the best in the world. With a long tradition for international cooperation in the areas of teaching and research, the PhD programmes are naturally of a high international standard.EligibilityTo apply for a 3-year PhD study programme students must have completed a relevant Master’s degree. The Master’s study has to be equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree of 120 ECTS ;Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.Scholarship30 fully financed PhD fellowships (divided between integrated and ordinary PhD fellowships).How to apply?In order to apply please fill the application. The deadline to apply for this fellowship positions is 15 February 2017.For more information please visit the official web page. LinkedIn 0center_img Macedonian student brings goodwill to world’s happiest nation +1 Pocket Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation Reddit ← Full Scholarship at the University of Bridgeport January 25, 2017 Published by sanja last_img read more

Epidemic Diseases Act 1897

first_imgEpidemic Diseases Act 1897“The 1896 Bubonic plague pandemic of Bombay now Mumbai, which began in September that year and gradually spread to most bits of the sub-terrain, is an outstanding noteworthy event from pioneer India.” As has been the situation with pestilences, alarm and scapegoating framed a significant piece of the cultural reaction, and extraordinary estimates commanded the regulatory reaction.On January 19, 1897, around four months after the plague was distinguished in Bombay, Queen Victoria conveyed a discourse to the two places of the British Parliament, and in which she had directed her Government to take the most stringent measures available to them for the annihilation of the pestilence. A week after Victoria’s location, the ‘Epidemic Diseases Bill’ was presented in the Council of the Governor-General of India in Calcutta (presently Kolkata) for the better counteraction of the spread of risky pandemic illnesses.The Member who presented it, John Woodburn, perceived that the forces referenced in the Bill were uncommon however vital, particularly that the individuals must confide in the tact of the official in the grave and basic conditions.As per regular clinical information on the time, the plague’s spread could be forestalled through measures like disconnection of influenced people, purifying houses, crushing or sanitizing garments, and thoroughly screening for indications of the plague (like swellings on certain pieces of the body). It was for the legitimately smooth usage of such impressively radical estimates that this Act, and the gigantic force for Government faculty, were considered necessary. With banter over it enduring just a day, the Epidemic Diseases Act was passed on February 4, 1897.In particular, the Act inheres the frontier presumption of the inadequacy of the overall population – a suspicion that ought to have no spot in a free and just country. As the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics noticed, the Act “underlines the intensity of the administration however is quiet on the privileges of residents.Description of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897The Epidemic Diseases Act was passed in 1897 with the point of better forestalling the spread of “perilous scourge sicknesses”This Act engaged the frontier specialists to keep the plague suspects, decimate or obliterate tainted property and residences, disallow fairs and journeys and inspect the travellers voluntarily. In such a manner, especially emotive was the issue of the ‘registration’ of Indian ladies at railroad stations and open spots. It was before long interpreted by the Hindu and the Muslim elites the same as pilgrim obstruction in the ‘private circle’ and an endeavour to ‘disrespect’ Indian ladies. Truth be told, the Plague Riot of Kanpur in April 1900 was fuelled generally by the talk around the issue of ladies’ ‘honour’.Plague Diseases Act, 1897 – A Brief OverviewThe Act which was sanctioned for forestalling spread of pestilence maladies enables both the Central and State Government(s) to take certain activities to forestall the spread of such infections. The Act, containing only four areas, is among the briefest in India.a) Section 2 of the Act enables State Governments to take uncommon measures and recommend guidelines during the episode of a plague sickness. It expresses that if the State Government feels that if different Acts are lacking for the said reason, it might take such measures by method for an open notification to recommend brief guidelines for the general population/class of people to watch. The Regulations referenced above have been sanctioned under Sections 2,3 and 4 of the Act.b) Section 2A of the Act engages the Central Government to take measures and pass guidelines for the assessment of any boat showing up or leaving India and for the confinement of any individual proposing to cruise, if the Central Government is fulfilled that India or any piece of India is compromised with, a flare-up of any risky pestilence malady and the customary rules in power will be lacking to make a suitable move.c) According to Section 3 of the Act, any individual who resists a request or guideline made by the administration under the Act, will be rebuffed as per Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (“IPC”). Segment 188, IPC forces discipline for ignoring a request proclaimed by a community worker. Insubordination of a request passed by a local official and “if such rebellion causes or will in general reason hindrance, irritation or injury, or danger of block, inconvenience or injury”, is culpable with basic detainment which may stretch out as long as a month as well as a fine of up to Rs. 200. Be that as it may if this insubordination “causes or will in general reason peril to human life, well-being or security, or causes or will in general reason a mob or affray”, it will be culpable with detainment stretching out as long as a half year or potentially fine up to Rs. 1,000. Relevantly, infringementof the guidelines went under the Act because of the episode Covid-19 would pull in the last discipline as it would in general damage human life, well-being and security.Furthermore, it is imperative to take note of that under Section 188, IPC, an expectation to cause hurt isn’t pertinent as negligible information on the request gives adequate reason for the obligation of submitting the offense. Albeit an offense under Section 188, IPC is cognisable and bailable, courts won’t take cognisance by simply documenting an FIR. An objection must be documented by the concerned open official under Section 195 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (“CrPC”). The resistance of the arrangements of Section 195 of CrPC may prompt the procedures being suppressed as held by the Patna High Court on account of Raj Mangal Ram v State of Bihar. The said case was corresponding to specific headings given by the District Magistrate of Muzaffarpur for the usage of the ‘counter Kalazar’ conspire.In a judgment passed by the Orissa High Court in 1963 on account of J. Choudhary v The State, the inquiry under the watchful eye of the High Court was whether the refusal of the specialist to get himself immunized against cholera as per the guidelines passed by the State Government would be culpable under Section 3 of the Act. The Orissa High Court responded to the said question in the positive and held that the expectation of the said specialist was immaterial, his noncompliance in itself was culpable under the Act.d) Section 4 of the Act gives insurance to local officials from legitimate activity while acting in compliance with common decency under the arrangements of the Act. While talking about the ambit of Section 4, the Calcutta High Court in 1904 on account of Ram Lall Mistry v R.T. Greer. held that an exclusion to pay as recommended under the guidelines went under the Act would not be secured under Section 4.EPIDEMIC ACT 1897(EDA) IN 2020 FOR COVID 19 AND LIMITATIONS:The EDA (the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897)—comprising four sections in one page—might be insufficient to deal with the on-going pandemic of COVID-19, an infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2. At the time of writing, there are 26,28,527 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in many countries; 26, 654 people have died. In India, there are 50,000 + cases and 1,700deaths.Right off the bat, the law neglects to characterize “risky”, “irresistible”, or “infectious ailments”, not to mention a “pestilence”. There is no elaboration in the Act on the surviving principles and methods for showing up a benchmark to discover that a specific malady should be proclaimed as a pestilence. The law is quiet on the means to sort a pandemic as “risky” in view of factors like the size of the infection, the appropriation of the influenced populace across age gatherings, the conceivable worldwide spread, the seriousness of the disease,Furthermore, Act accentuates just the forces of the focal and state governments during the plague, however, it doesn’t depict the administration’s obligations in forestalling and controlling the pestilence, nor does it expressly express the privileges of the residents during the occasion of a critical ailment episode. or then again the nonattendance of a known fix.The LASTLY, the constraint is that the EDA contains no arrangements on the sequestering and the sequencing required for the scattering of medications/immunizations, and the isolate measures and other preventive advances that should be taken.No definition of ‘Epidemic Disease’Prominently, the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 doesn’t characterize what a “scourge infection” is. The definition or portrayal of a “risky pandemic sickness” isn’t given in the Act. There is no away from of whether a pandemic is “risky” based on the greatness of the issue, the seriousness of the issue, the age of the populace influenced or its capability to spread universally.The guidelines under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, requires clinical experts to advise the general wellbeing authority about anyone with a transferable illness and uncover the personality of the individual.AMELIORATE OF PANDEMIC ACT IN CURRENT SITUATION:Public Health (Prevention, Control and Management of Epidemics, Bio-terrorism and Disasters) Bill 2017, proposing to repeal the epidemic law of 1897.“The draft bill clarifies in more clear terms the isolating of suspects and separation of the tainted, notwithstanding enabling the Central to coordinate States and region or nearby bodies” as well as usurping powers bestowed to States under Section 3 if it is found to be “expedient and in public interests” to do so.“What’s more, the proposed law likewise implanted an arrangement denoting that anybody deliberately disregarding the law could wind up paying a fine of up to ‘1 lakh and face detainment” of up to two years.This provision could have been useful now given the rising instances of Covid-19 suspects skipping quarantine.“Under momentum laws, police can charge somebody under IPC’s Section 269 for careless act and Section 270 for harmfully spreading an irresistible infection which is hazardous to life.”Unmistakably, the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 doesn’t portray what a “scourge contamination” is. The definition or depiction of a “hazardous pandemic disorder” isn’t given in the Act. There is no away from of whether a pandemic is “dangerous” in light of the enormity of the issue, the earnestness of the issue, the age of the people affected or its capacity to spread all around.The rules under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, require clinical specialists to exhort the general prosperity authority about anybody with a transferable sickness and reveal the character of the person.LEGAL CASE IN EPIDEMIC ACT 1897In a decision given in 1904, the Calcutta High Court discussed the ambit of the protection under Section 4. “The issue was “Whether the then Calcutta Corporation Chairman was shielded from risk emerging out the destruction of building completed under the forces of Plague Regulation to prevent the spread of plague?”. The Court noted that Regulation 14 of the Plague Regulation mandated that the Corporation should compensate the building owner. The omission to pay compensation is not protected under Section 4, the HC held (Ram Lall Mistry Vs R T Greener)last_img read more

Where is genuine health reporting during pandemic

first_imgJust the other day, while I had switched on the television for keeping in pace with the current status of the pandemic, I realized that the news channels had been too busy with putting up exclusive news of Home minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, turning positive. Some had announced the release of Superstar Amitabh Bachan, other channels were busy with the festivities associated with the laying of the foundation stone of the Ram Mandir, while some others were trying to bring out conspiracy theories emanating from the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.The regional channels too were agog with the launch of new centres of housing the Covid Positive patients. Stories on the plight of the people stranded or rather marooned due to the floods were screened in many regional channels, but none of the channels had any in-depth story on health communication. None had a detailed report from the recognized body and none had a common protocol over the coverage of health issues. Very few programs in the last few months have dealt in depth with health issues. A countable number of programs were dealing with breaking myths related to the virus depending on the agenda of each news channel.Every other day we are dumped with a series of a news story, some hypersensitive, while others insensitive on health issues. India has been climbing the charts of Coronavirus patients with a record number of cases each day, for many WhatsApp, Facebook or other social media sites have become the sole source of information.According to the World Health Organisation, during a Pandemic, “Trust is the key principle of outbreak communication is to communicate in ways that build, maintain or restore trust between the public and outbreak managers. Without this trust, the public will not believe, or act on, the health information that is communicated by health authorities during an outbreak.”However, this has largely gone amiss in the news program. Issues relating to health, missing out of other relevant vaccines, health crises looming post-pandemic, mental health crises, malnutrition of children due to an economic loss of labour class and others are vaguely or not at all discussed.According to American Medical Association (AMA) too, health communication has lost its sense of goal mostly due to focusing on single-study results without the context of other studies or acknowledgement that single studies are rarely definitive. So do we really trust the media that gives us news through different mediums? Do we get the answers to our question or are we simply distracted with celebrity COVID cases?Overemphasis on results, particularly relative effects, without recognition of important limitations have been some of the gaps of media on health communication. Without knowing how people understand and perceive a given risk and what their existing beliefs and practices are, decisions and required behaviour changes necessary to protect health may not occur and societal or economic disruption may be more severe again states AMA.Health desk is extremely crucial for most television networks. Sadly in India, the same overexcited anchor who announces the shootout of a branded criminal with earth-shattering exclamation declares the spread of the virus with similar tenacity. So what happens to genuine health reporting, one can make a smart guess.last_img read more

Sophie Kalpin Scores at CC1* Hagyard Midsouth Three Day Event

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Canadian Eventer Sophie Kalpin of King City, ON brought home the win in the CC1*-B Division, at the Hagyard Mid South Three Day Event held at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington KY, USA.Standing in seventh place after dressage on a score of 53.7 penalties, Kalpin and Rolex, her 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding by Polish Pro, added no cross country jump or time penalties which moved them into fifth place heading into Saturday’s show jumping round where the duo’s second double clear performance sealed the deal, by finishing the competition on their dressage score and giving them the win.“My goal heading to Hagyard was definitely to win it! I have been working with Rolex for a fairly short time. We have become a really good team. My goals were to compete successfully at the prelim level and then hopefully get a couple intermediates done and at the end of the season top it off with CCI* in Kentucky. I have exceeded my expectations with Rolex and he has proved to be a truly amazing horse, “commented Kalpin. “Overall I felt the weekend went very well we’ve both been working hard on our dressage phase and it paid off this weekend. After the dressage, cross country is always best phase! Rolex is very bold; he ate up the course and finished strong. He absolutely loves cross country! In the show jumping Rolex and I have been working on even pace and riding an accurate course. I thought the stadium went very smoothly and Rolex was jumping extremely well especially after a longer more open cross country course the day before. Rolex finished the event very strong and happy. He’s been working hard all summer so he’s headed into some well-deserved time off.I would just like to thank Hagyard for sponsoring such a well-run event, my parents their huge support of my goals, Christian Bennet for selling me such an amazing horse, and doing such a good job with him before I bought him, Penny Rowland for coaching and supporting me all summer and helping me accomplish all my goals and Dr. Usha Knabe for always looking after Rolex’s health and soundness.”Also competing in the division, Sophie Ochocinski of Whitby , ON and Pog Mahome, her 10-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred gelding by Crown Attorney, whose double clear performances in cross country and show jumping placed then seventh overall finishing on their dressage score of 67.5 penalties. Not to be outdone, Justine Smith of Norton, NB and Yahya, Smith’s eight-year-old Thoroughbred gelding by TE Jano Run, also finished on their dressage score of 70.3 which was good for ninth place. Tasha Orr of Beeton, ON and Tahiti Creek, her nine-year-old Canadian Sport Horse mare by Yellow Creek, rounded out the top ten having earned a final score of 70.6.Chloe Graham of Colborne, ON and With a Whisper, Graham’s 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding by Rubiano, earned a final score of 83.8 for 15th place. Lindsay Beer of Midhurst, ON rode Karbon Kopy, Penny Beer’s 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding sired by Kennedy, to 16th place while Charlotte Evans of Whitevale, ON finished 18th with Easy Company, Evan’s 13-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred cross gelding.In the CCI1* Division A, Kim Crawford of Arva, ON piloted Rather Swell, her seven-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding by Rather Well, to a top ten finish earning 59.9 penalties for eighth place overall.Autumn Wells of Whitby, ON and Hot Toddy, her seven-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding by E’spirtu , finished 14th on a score of 68.9 penalties. Jennifer Thompson of Ravenna, ON took Lucy in the Sky, her eight-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred cross mare by Espiritu, to 20th place on 87.4, and Shawn Ferguson of Caledon, ON rode Delgado, Patricia Jamieson’s six-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred gelding by Tejabo, to 24th place followed by Nicole Maclellan of Schomberg ON, who placed 25th with Split Decision, her nine-year-old Canadian bred Belgian Warmblood mare.For complete results here. Tags: Rolex, Sophie Kalpin, Hagyard Mid South Three Day Event, Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. 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International Outreach & Admissions Coordinator

first_imgDepartmentOffice of VC Student Affairs The position reports to the Director of International Relations andis a vital member of the International Relations team. He/she willprimarily be responsible for ensuring good flow through theadmissions pipeline via various modes of consistent communication.The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the University staysin good standing with USCIS and Homeland Security concerning F andJ visa regulations. This person will be responsible for creatingand executing holistic programing to help with studentacculturation, development and success. Quick Link for Positionhttps://jobs.uafs.edu/postings/1826 Working TitleInternational Outreach & Admissions Coordinator Anticipated start date06/14/2021 Position Number Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm. Some weekends and nights. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities * Do you understand that failure to complete the EmploymentHistory section of the application will result in automaticelimination?YesNo License(s)/Certifications * Do you understand that failure to upload your unofficialtranscript(s) may result in an incomplete application packet?YesNo Posting NumberNC00151P About the University Preferred Qualifications • Assist with recruitment of new international students with afocus on regional target areas. This includes but is not limited toprocessing applications, running reports, working with socialmedia, emailing prospective students and families, working withlocal high schools, community colleges, and domestic/overseasagents.• Assist the Primary Designated School Official ( PDSO ) andResponsible Officer (RO) in insuring our immigration compliancewith U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services by initiating theHomeland Security paperwork flow and maintaining SEVISaccounts.• Provide advisement and assistance with Study Abroad opportunitiesand procedures to students, staff and faculty. Additionally, thisrole will be responsible for communicating to partner universitiesconcerning deadlines, application procedures, insurancerequirements and immigration information.• Organize special events such as Orientation Week, InternationalEducation Week, International Festival, campus tours, local travelevents, workshops, etc.• Help to oversee student workers and manage the day-to-dayrequirements of the office such as processing invoices,requisitions, and ordering daily office supplies.• Provide holistic advisement and programming to all internationalstudents.• Assist the Executive Director with clerical and administrativesupport and other daily tasks.• Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by actingand communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and to provideleadership for subordinates.• Requires consistent on-time attendance.• This description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listingof activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of theemployee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities maychange at any time, with or without notice.• Other duties as assigned. Posting Details Benefits For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University ofArkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learningcommunity with a student-centered approach focused on the successof the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative,hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert facultyto ensure students receive a future-focused education at the mostaffordable tuition rate in the state. The University has undergonesignificant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for successin the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutionsand affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on theArkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley.Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is nowa vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of culturalactivities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtownarts and entertainment district. Outdoor enthusiasts willappreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains,forests, parks, and waterways, both within the city limits andthroughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easydriving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City,Little Rock, and Memphis.The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities locatedon 170 beautifully-manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W.Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who chooseto live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes,complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campusapartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campusinvolvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100registered student organizations, which includes academicsocieties, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, andcultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in theNCAA Division II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’svolleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country,and tennis. Competitive benefits package Special Instructions to Applicants Does this position require a background check?Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR)Check. Position requires employee complete Arkansas MandatedReporter training prior to employment. Special Job Dimensions Open Until FilledNo Work Schedulecenter_img Organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Work isprimarily performed in an office setting. Occasional extendedwalking, bends and lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required. Theindividual must be able to work independently and finish tasksaccurately and on time. May be required to work additional eveningor weekend hours. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity,affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting andsupporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. TheUniversity welcomes applications without regard to race, religion,color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexualorientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability,family medical history or genetic information, politicalaffiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the UnitedStates on the first day of employment. All applicant information issubject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom ofInformation Act.UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educationalopportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, nationalorigin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation,or gender identify. The University abides by all applicableemployment laws.As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the Universityis committed to provide equal employment opportunities for allapplicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring,transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits andall other aspects of employment. OIR provides information on a wide range of topics, includingadmissions, immigration issues, financial questions, social andcultural differences, study abroad, student affairs, and resourcesat the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and in thecommunity. Position Summary For full consideration, apply by May 12, 2021. Master’s Degree, 1-3 years experience in admissions; experiencewith SEVIS and processing F-1/J-1 documentation; proficiency inwritten and oral Spanish, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, orVietnamese. Close Date To perform the job successfully, the following competencies arerequired for the essential functions of this position:• Ability to prepare, present and review oral and writteninformation and reports.• Ability to meet regulatory eligibility to be a DSO / ARO .• Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies andprocedures.• Ability to organize and maintain filing and scanningprocedures.• Ability to operate various computer programs and CRMs.• High level of cross-cultural communication with employees,students, and the general public, maintaining confidentiality indaily operations, and to conduct daily duties in a professionalmanner.• Ability to prioritize and plan work activities; use timeefficiently; and develop realistic action plans.• Ability to handle multiple projects and duties as assigned; andto adapt to changes in work environment, manage completing demands,and deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events. * Did you complete the Employment History section of theapplication?YesNo * Did you upload your unofficial transcript(s)?YesNo Open Date04/27/2021 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterUnofficial College TranscriptsOptional DocumentsProof of Veteran StatusAdditional DocumentSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Minimum Qualifications EEO Statement Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening Salary$28,000-$30,000 Bachelor’s degree. Summary of Job Duties About the College / Department This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminalbackground check, sex offender registry check, financial historybackground check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction orarrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history aloneshall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationshipto the requirements of the position. Background checks and drugscreening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?YesNo If yes, please describe.(Open Ended Question)* How did you learn of this employment opportunity?(Open Ended Question)last_img read more