Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust was the biggest riser on the FTSE 100 in afternoon trading, climbing 5.65 per cent, while investment group M&G gained 5.18 per cent. FTSE 100 jumps after global sell-off as pound slides Harry Robertson The FTSE 100 and European stocks rose sharply as investors recovered their poise after a sharp sell-off in global stocks last week, with a falling pound boosting London’s blue-chip index. British Airways owner IAG was the FTSE’s biggest casualty, dropping 3.33 per cent as travel restrictions continue to dent demand. The FTSE 100 this morning recovered some of the ground it lost last week, when it slid around two per cent. The FTSE 100 extended its morning rebound and was trading 2.46 per cent higher in afternoon trading. London’s FTSE 250 index of smaller firms also rose 1.7 per cent. On the continent, both Germany’s Dax and France’s CAC climbed 1.68 per cent. The continent-wide Stoxx 600 gained 1.43 per cent. The index was helped by the pound’s 0.9 per cent slump against the dollar to $1.315. Housebuilders Barratt and Taylor Wimpey climbed 3.63 per cent and 2.8 per cent respectively, after data showed UK house prices hit a record high in August. Pent-up demand and the stamp duty holiday have boosted demand. “Brexit came roaring back into the picture over the weekend – specifically fears of a no-deal Brexit,” said Connor Campbell, market analyst at trading platform Spreadex. Monday 7 September 2020 3:47 pm whatsapp Astrazeneca climbed 4.24 per cent after health secretary Matt Hancock said a vaccine, being developed by the pharmaceutical giant in collaboration with Oxford university, would “most likely” be available early next year. He said the potential legislation, which would specifically focus on Northern Ireland’s trading arrangements, “is another example of the government actively chasing a no-deal Brexit”. Share Tags: FTSE 100 Its rise came despite the number of coronavirus cases in the UK jumping 50 per cent in a day to hit 3,000 on Sunday – the most since May. Investors will get a breather today, however, as US stock markets are closed today for the Labor Day public holiday, although Nasdaq futures fell a further one per cent. “It is not hard to find reasons to worry about the global economy,” he said. But he added that “not every pullback is the beginning of another major selloff”. 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Primark owner Associated British Foods gained in today’s session after reporting a surge in fourth quarter sales as lockdown measures eased. Shares jumped on the open but eased back in afternoon trading to trade up 1.58 per cent. People are gradually returning to their City of London offices (Getty Images) Also Read: FTSE 100 jumps after global sell-off as pound slides “Dominated by constituents with substantial overseas earnings, the index benefits from the bump these earnings get when the pound falls against other major currencies” said Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell. People are gradually returning to their City of London offices (Getty Images) Also Read: FTSE 100 jumps after global sell-off as pound slides Soaring house prices boost property stocks Prices rose 1.6 per cent month on month despite the UK being hit by the worst recession in modern history. That meant prices were 5.2 per cent higher in August than they were a year earlier, according to lender Halifax. “Primark needs a measure of normality to do well. Its low ticket business model is not a proposition that seems likely to translate well to the internet and the company has not gone down this route, not even considering it at the height of the coronavirus restrictions” said Mould. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ The US’s Nasdaq, which is dominated by big tech stocks, fell around 3.5 per cent last week. The S&P 500 fell around 2.4 per cent. The rout in US tech stocks saw $2.3 trillion in value wiped off in just two days. Speaking on LBC, he said the government had already started production of the government’s initial order of 30m doses of the vaccine. Last week, doubts set in about the recent surge in global stock markets that has taken US indices to record highs, causing investors to hit the sell button. The drop in the pound cleared the way for the rebound in the FTSE, however. A cheaper pound makes the overseas earnings of the index’s firms worth more. It rise was driven by reports that the UK is set to override key parts of the withdrawal agreement it reached with the EU with new legislation. “It is almost inevitable that the perceived probability of ‘no deal’ will escalate over the coming weeks,” Goldman Sachs analysts said in a note. “A return to nationwide lockdown or just more restrictive measures would significantly undermine the recent sales momentum”, he added. People are gradually returning to their City of London offices (Getty Images) “After months of gains, and with an economic recovery that looks like it is stalling, investors will be asking, ‘is that it?’. Has the rally come to an end, and is the next big leg down upon us?” said Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at trading platform IG.
Sen. Bill Wielechowski and former lawmakers Clem Tillion and Rick Halford brought the case in 2016. Wielechowski is a lawyer himself, and a Democrat from Anchorage. He sued the state over Gov. Bill Walker’s partial veto of a budget appropriation destined for Permanent Fund dividends.Wielechowski argues that veto was illegal, because Permanent Fund dividends are a constitutionally protected appropriation.The state argues only the principal of the Permanent Fund is constitutionally protected; its earnings are subject to the same appropriation process by the Legislature and vetoes by the governor as any other spending from the state’s general fund.Walker, an independent and also a lawyer, had cut the amount of money to be paid out in last fall’s oil wealth checks by about half. It was an austerity measure in light of the state’s multi-billion dollar deficit, dwindling savings and the Alaska Legislature’s failure to balance state spending and revenue.Walker’s veto cost Alaskans about $1,000 each last year. It saved the state about $666 million.In November, an Anchorage Superior Court judge sided with the state in Wielechowski’s case. Today, the Alaska Supreme Court is hearing Wielechowski’s appeal.The Supreme Court has allotted 30 minutes to each side for the attorneys to make their cases and field questions from the justices. The court’s five justices deliberate privately, and typically put out a decision and opinion within a few months of hearing arguments.Share this story: Crime & Courts | State GovernmentWatch live: Alaska Supreme Court hears Permanent Fund caseJune 20, 2017 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:The Alaska Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in a case that could have a huge effect on the value of your Permanent Fund dividend, and the options our current and future elected state officials have to decide where Permanent Fund earnings go.Live coverage will be available streaming here, on 360 North television and on Alaska Public Radio Network stations, including KTOO.
Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Thursday, November 8, 2018 By Sarah Cullen – 8th November 2018 Previous articlePortlaoise estate granted 141 new housesNext articleMeet the Longford native hoping to lead Courtwood to Leinster glory Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Maura Taylor (née Dunne)Ballyfin Rd., Portlaoise, LaoisTaylor (nee Dunne) Ballyfin Rd., Portlaoise. November 7th 2018. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Maura. Dearly loved mother to John and Frank. Cherished grandmother to Alison, Cian, Séan-Luke and the late Claire. Deeply regretted by her loving brother Larry, sisters-in-law Frances and Maureen, her late husband Bobby, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her son Johns residence at Pallas Big from 5pm on this Wednesday evening with rosary at 9 pm. Removal on Thursday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for 10 am Requiem Mass. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.Mena HillCastleblayney, Monaghan / Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully, in the loving care of St. Mary’s Hospital, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan and formerly of Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix, Laois. Deeply regretted by her loving family, relatives and friends.Reposing at St. Mary’s Hospital Oratory, Castleblaney, on Wednesday 7th November from 12 noon until 6pm. Reposing in the Chapel of Adoration adjoining The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois on Thursday 8th November from 6pm with recital of the Rosary at 9pm. Removal to The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, on Friday morning for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Kevin Bowe66 Marian Ave, Portlaoise, LaoisDied peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of Marie and adorded father to Suzanne, Kevin, Robert, Sandra, Paul and Kenneth. brother to Betty, Patty and Frank. Predeceased by his brothers Denis and Brendan. Deeply regretted by his sons and daughters-in-law and his beloved grandchildren, aunts, nierces, nephews, extended family relatives and friends.May He Rest In PeaceReposing at his home Tuesday, 6th November, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm followed by the rosary. Leaving his home on Wednesday at 1:15pm to arrive at SS Peter & Paul’s Church for 2:00pm Requiem Mass followed immediatley by burial at SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. House private on Wednesday morning please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Palliative Care Services Laoise/Offaly.Joachim Petrus NelO’Moore Street, Mountmellick, LaoisJoachim Petrus Nel, O’Moore Street, Mountmellick (formerly of South Africa). Survived by his wife Fredrika Nel, daughters Kerry-Ann Van der Merue and Maritza Smit, son Gerhard Nel, sons-in-law Coenraad Van der Merue and Gerhard Smit, daughter-in-law Nicky Nel, grandchildren, brother, sister, relatives and friends.Daniel (Dan) NortonSheffield Ave, Portlaoise, LaoisBeloved husband of Margaret and pre-deceased by his son Michael. Much loved father of Mary, Martin, Donie, Margaret, Patrick, Gregory and Sheldon. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.May He Rest In PeaceReposing at his home this Monday evening from 7:00pm with rosary recital at 9:00pm. Removal to SS Peter & Paul’s Church on Tuesday at 5:15pm to arrive for 6:00pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 10:00am with interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s CemeteryBill O’ReillyDublin Rd., Portlaoise, LaoisO’Reilly, “Marian House”, Dublin Rd, Portlaoise, Nov 5th 2018, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. (Ex fruit merchant) William (Bill), beloved husband of Maura and dearly loved dad to Fiona (McCann), Miriam O’Reilly, Melissa Bourke, William and Peter. Cherished grandfather to Donnacha, Muireann, Clodiagh, Fiadh, Coyle and Roan, great-grandchild Kyra-May. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Martin and Jas and sister Eileen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at Keegans funeral home from 5 pm on Tuesday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday to SS Peter and Paul’s Church to arrive for 12 noon requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.Mary Kennedy (née Skehan)Barnderry, Attanagh, LaoisPeacefully at her residence. Wife of the late John and mother of the late Donal. Deeply regretted by her loving children, Rita, Mary, Chris, Eileen and Sean, brother Fr John, sister-in-law, sons in law George and John, grandchildren Helen, Raymond, Laura, Ciara & Niall, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing at her residence from 12.00 noon on Sunday with Rosary at 8.00pm. Removal on Monday morning to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill, for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Monday morning please.Joe ConroyClonboyne, Portlaoise, LaoisJoe Conroy, formally of Clonboyne, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Died 17th October 2018 in Canada (unexpectedly) sadly missed by his wife Ann, daughters Catherine and Aurea, son-in-law Frank, extended family, neighbours and friends.Funeral Mass on Monday 5th November 2018 in St. Fintan’s Church Raheen at 12 noon, followed by Burial in the adjoining Cemetery.Sheila RafterCuan Bhrìde, Rathdowney, LaoisRafter, Cuan Bhrìde, Rathdowney, Co. Laois and formerly Clonmeen, Rathdowney. November 2nd 2018, peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Patterson’s nursing home Roscrea. Sheila; sadly mourned by her by her sister Irene (Delaney), her brother Jim Rafter, sister-in-law Joan, nephews, niece, relatives and friends.Reposing at O’ Sullivan’s Funeral Home today Saturday from 4pm with funeral prayers at 6.30pm followed by removal at 7pm to The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 1pm followed by burial in Rathdowney Local Cemetery.John (Jack) ScullyTolerton, Ballickmoyler, Carlow / Ballickmoyler, LaoisJack Scully died suddenly at his home. Beloved husband of the late Dolly and father-in-law of the late Brigid. Sadly missed by his son Patrick, grandchildren Keeva and Dylan, brothers Tom, Michael and Oliver, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing in R. Healy & Son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle, Carlow from 4pm on Saturday concluding with prayers at 8pm. Removal on Sunday afternoon to the Holy Cross Church, Killeshin to arrive for Funeral Mass at 1.30pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Facebook Council Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, November 8, 2018 Deaths Community TAGSDeaths Twitter Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Twitter Facebook Previous articleMountmellick march on after Hilliard heroicsNext articleKilminchy to host heritage day as part of National Heritage Week LaoisToday Reporter Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Deaths Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp Twitter GAA WhatsApp GAA TAGSDeaths in Laois Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 14, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 14th August 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Marcella Collins (née Cummins)Station Road, Portarlington, LaoisMarcella died at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Loving wife of the late Michael. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Mary, Marcella, Anne, Hilary and Claire, brothers Paddy and Dinny, sister-in-law Maureen, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Wednesday from 7pm with Rosary at 9pm.Terry McVeighEnniscorthy/PortlaoiseFormerly Clonminam Road, Portlaoise.Beloved wife of the late Tommy and dearly loved mother of Anne, Marie, Pauric, Thomas, Gerard and Eamonn. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandson, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her home (Sunday) from 12 noon. Funeral arriving at St. Aidan’s Cathedral Monday for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.Joe KeoghThe Lake Road, Ballybrittas, LaoisPeacefully in the loving care of the staff of St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Mick, sisters Phil Mason (England) and Carmel Fennelly (Portlaoise), brother-in-law Teddy, sister-in-law Anne, nephews, nieces relatives and friends.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Monday from 6:30pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday at 11:20am arriving St John’s Church Killenard for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.Mary Anne (Nan) Lawless24 Birch Grove (formerly of 13 Marian Avenue), Portlaoise, LaoisBeloved sister of Margaret, Kathleen, brothers Jimmy, Tom, Joseph, Jim and Danny. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.Reposing at 13 Marian Avenue on Saturday at 5pm until 8pm, with rosery recited at 8pm. Removal on Sunday at 11.45am to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12.30 Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Oncology Unit, Tullamore.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Pinterest GAA
By Kang Mi Jin – 2013.11.25 11:19am SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [imText1]Choson Sinbo, a periodical published by the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), has released images of Keumreung Exercise Hall in Pyongyang, saying that it is “bustling with youths wanting to play squash and use the indoor shooting range.”In a piece entitled “The Popularity of the Newly-Built Keumreung Exercise Hall among the Youth,” it was announced that the facilities opened on the 10th in a bid to promote the health and physical strength of the North Korean people and contain “faultless, state-of-the-art exercise equipment.”A squash court, dance studio, swimming pool, food hall and fast-food outlet, karaoke, massage room, beauty parlor, bathing facilities and a shooting range are all reportedly on offer.“The attraction of squash is already growing among the young, who wish to sharpen their reflexes and show off their strength and courage,” it emphasized.Ri Yong Jin of Choson Sinbo also commented, “New methods of service are being sought to meet demand from customers, which is increasing day by day. It has been decided that service and management will be improved in order that customers suffer no inconvenience.”Kim Jong Eun has been focusing on constructing large-scale leisure and amusement facilities for North Korea’s elite since coming to power two years ago.[imText2] News Kang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] New Exercise Facilities On Show Facebook Twitter News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China
50% Most Wanted Captured and Charged National SecurityJanuary 29, 2009 Related50% Most Wanted Captured and Charged FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail In 2008, approximately 50 per cent of persons featured on the Police most wanted list were captured and charged.This was revealed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of crime, Mark Shields, at a press conference, held at the Ministry of National Security, in Kingston, on January 27.“About 50 per cent of those who have been listed as being wanted have been arrested and charged, but there will be a new list soon and throughout the year, there will be regular updates in terms of those who are most wanted,” he said, adding that “there is a significant reward attached to it, so we encourage persons with information about those who are wanted, to call the numbers.”Last year the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) released the country’s top 10 most wanted persons. They are alleged to have committed serious crimes, such as murders and shootings.Meanwhile, with the police facing serious challenges with eye witnesses, the Minister of National Security, Senator Colonel Trevor MacMillan, has reported that the JCF is reaping benefits from persons who were trained in forensic investigation.“A number of training initiatives have taken place and the Major Investigation Task Force, has become more modernised, and the course (Forensic Mapping Course) that they did, has been very helpful and all that has added to some of the successes,” he informed.In his State of the Nation presentation in the Senate on January 23, the Minister also cited several successful operations by Kingfish and the Major Investigation Task Force (MIT).Speaking to the MIT, the Minister pointed to a number of initiatives that were introduced last year to improve supervision and oversight, as well as built-in mechanisms for accountability, such as the Homicide Action Team (HAT), where detectives and specially trained Forensic Crime Scene Investigators work together with the divisions and local communities, to solve cases.Some 30 police officers were trained for two weeks in a forensic mapping course, funded by the Insurance Association of Jamaica. The members were drawn from the Major Investigation Task Force, Scene of Crime and Traffic Units. Forensic investigation is expected to help bring crime scenes to life, thus reduce reliance on eyewitness reports, as well as aid in the investigation of motor vehicle theft. Related50% Most Wanted Captured and Charged Related50% Most Wanted Captured and Charged Advertisements
RelatedSoldiers complete final course in Canada RelatedSoldiers complete final course in Canada Soldiers complete final course in Canada Foreign AffairsOctober 25, 2010 RelatedSoldiers complete final course in Canada FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Four Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers have become part of history, as they are the last servicemen to graduate from an advanced aircraft maintenance technician course at the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden, in Canada.After a nearly 30-year-old relationship between the two countries, Corporal Calverton Blagrove, Corporal Tauwee McLean, Corporal Oraine Riley and Corporal Samando Scott of the JDF became the last graduates to receive their certificates from the 16 Wing Commander of CFB Borden, Lieutenant Colonel Terry Wood, on October 20.16 Wing Commander of Canadian Forces Base Borden, Lieutenant Colonel Terry Wood (left), presents Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier, Corporal Samando Scott (right), with his certificate at graduation ceremony in Canada. Looking on is Chief Warrant Officer, Luc Tremblay.The course will now be part of the offering at the Jamaica Military Aviation School (JMAS), which was launched in 2006 with assistance from Canada.Colonel General Staff of the JDF, Colonel Rocky Meade, told JIS News that the evolution of the course gives a story that is indicative of the wider relationship between Canada and Jamaica.He described the graduation ceremony as “bitter sweet,” in that it is the last time the course will be given in Canada, but because of the capacity building assistance from Canada, the course will now be given in Jamaica.16 Wing Commander of Canadian Forces Base Borden, Lieutenant Colonel Terry Wood (left), presents Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier, Corporal Oraine Riley (right), with his certificate at graduation ceremony in Canada. Looking on is Chief Warrant Officer, Luc Tremblay.Colonel Meade told the Canadian Forces personnel that the JDF will continue to stand ready to partner with them because of the mutual respect and collaboration that have been established.He congratulated the graduates on behalf of the new JDF Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson, and commended them for their outstanding achievements. They did exceptionally well with marks in the 80s and 90s, and Corporal Blagrove received extra commendation for graduating with the highest mark in the course, 97 per cent.16 Wing Commander of Canadian Forces Base Borden, Lieutenant Colonel Terry Wood (left), presents Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier, Corporal Calverton Blagrove (right), with his certificate at graduation ceremony in Canada. Looking on is Chief Warrant Officer, Luc Tremblay.“You have done very well but remember what you have learnt here does not constitute all you need to know. You have been given a lot of technical knowledge but it is not enough. Consider the training here as the basic foundation you must build on,” Colonel Meade said.He encouraged the graduates to take the next step of getting degrees in their technical area of competence.16 Wing Commander of Canadian Forces Base Borden, Lieutenant Colonel Terry Wood (left) presents Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier, Corporal Tauwee McLean (right), with his certificate at graduation ceremony in Canada. Looking on is Chief Warrant Officer, Luc Tremblay.Lieutenant Colonel Wood noted that since the co-operative training programme started in September 1982 between the two countries, some 250 JDF technicians have graduated from airtech schools in Canada.“These highly trained graduates have gone on to do exceptional work, not only within the JDF, but some are also presently working all over the globe, including direct contributors to the Canadian Aviation industry,” he said.Colonel General Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Colonel Rocky Meade (left), presents a special award to Corporal Calverton Blagrove (right), for receiving the highest marks in the Aviation course, at graduation ceremony in Canada.Lieutenant Colonel Wood advised the graduates that in the field of aviation “good enough is simply not good enough. On any given day, an entire flight crew, colleagues and passengers, are trusting that your standard for job completion is one of excellence and never good enough.”Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, George Ramocan, thanked Canada for its assistance to Jamaica’s military over the years, noting that the graduation ceremony was a significant juncture in the long history between the two nations.Congratulating the graduates, the Consul General told them that their training will go a far way in helping to maintain the high standards of the Jamaica Defence Force. Advertisements
RelatedNHF Urged to Expend More on Promoting Illness Prevention Related$39M Health Centre for Exchange, St. Ann FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Director, Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse is urging Jamaicans to take precaution against the spread of mosquito borne diseases. This comes as the Chikungunya virus (CHIK-V) continues to spread to some Caribbean nations.“While we have not yet seen the disease in Jamaica, the Ministry of Health continues to put measures in place as part of our preparedness plan. The virus is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also spreads dengue and so we have an advantage in terms of being able to use a similar approach.”She explained that the Ministry of Health has been putting measures in place for more than two years in anticipation of the possibility of CHIK-V reaching our shores.“Training and sensitization of staff has begun to take place, our surveillance system continues to be strengthened to allow us to quickly detect cases, our vector control programme continues to operate and we have developed a communication strategy,” she said.Symptoms of Chikungunya fever include high fever, headache, muscle pain, joint pain mainly in the limbs and large joints and a rash. Although it does not often result in death, joint pains and stiffness can last for months and even years. It may become a source of chronic pain and disability resulting in the individual being unable to attend work or school.Infants and the elderly are at greater risk for more severe disease. There are some diseases that may increase the risk for severe disease such as diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. There is no specific treatment for CHIK-V nor is there a vaccine.Dr. DuCasse says therefore that the main method of prevention is to protect ourselves from mosquito bites.“The Aedes aegypti is a day biting mosquito that will almost always be found in and around areas where people live, work and play. The parasite breeds in water that settles around homes, schools, churches, workplaces and playgrounds. Persons are urged to search for and destroy mosquito breeding sites in and around their homes, workplaces and communities by getting rid of old tyres and containers in which water can settle, punching holes in tins before disposing, and covering large drums, barrels and tanks holding water,” she urged. RelatedTobacco Regulations, Satisfying Outcome Story HighlightsDirector, Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse is urging Jamaicans to take precaution against the spread of mosquito borne diseases.The Chikungunya virus (CHIK-V) continues to spread to some Caribbean nations. The Ministry of Health has been putting measures in place for more than two years in anticipation of the possibility of CHIK-V reaching our shores. Health Ministry Continues Preparations as Chikungunya Virus Spreads to Other Caribbean Nations Health & WellnessMay 5, 2014Written by: Ministry of Health Public Relations & Communication Unit Advertisements
Previous ArticleApple puts pieces in place for health launch – reportsNext ArticleLatest 2G spectrum auction kicks off in India FinancialRegulatoryTelekom Austria Ex-Telenor Serbia and Montenegro unit attracts bids AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 FEB 2014 Author Telekom Austria set for €1B acquisition drive Austria’s government is content for Latin American giant America Movil to take a majority stake in incumbent Telekom Austria, according to the head of state holding company OIAG.“The question of whether Carlos Slim overtakes us, and whether it is by two or three per cent or whether he goes above 50 per cent is actually a secondary question,” said Rudolf Kemler (pictured) in an interview with radio station ORF.Currently OIAG holds over 28 per cent in Telekom Austria while America Movil holds just below 27 per cent.The key point for the government is not to let its stake fall below a blocking stake of 25 per cent which gives it input into key decisions at the operator.The government has also adopted the same policy for other state-backed companies outside telecommunications.Kemler is also chairman of Telekom Austria.The Mexican operator has kept the government and management of Telekom Austria on its side, putting it in a position to pursue majority control of the operator. It first took a stake in 2012.America Movil is recovering from a less successful experience in the Netherlands where it was blocked from building its stake in KPN after its bid was seen as hostile. Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more America Movil Q1 revenue slides Richard Handford Related Tags Home Austria open to America Movil upping TA stake
Diana Goovaerts Home FCC chief presses operators over illegal call prevention Amazon reels in MGM Author US Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai (pictured) criticised US operators for falling behind in an ongoing campaign to combat nuisance calls and warned they could face action from the agency if they fail to implement a new call authentication mechanism by 2019.In letters to the CEOs of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile US, Sprint, US Cellular, Comcast, and Charter, Pai pressed the companies to quickly adopt a spam prevention framework known as SHAKEN/STIR, which requires operators to validate call traffic as legitimate before it is passed along to a consumer.The method is meant to block scammers from using false caller ID information to reach potential victims and makes it easier to trace the origin of spam calls.Operators including AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have committed to implement the system, but have not yet rolled it out. Pai sought an update on their deployment plans and called on stragglers which are still to pledge to use the new system to get moving.He set a deadline for operators to deploy the technology during 2019, adding “if it does not appear that this system is on track to get up and running next year, then we will take action to make sure that it does”.The push is part of the FCC’s ongoing effort to fight the billions of nuisance calls US consumers receive every year, a campaign Pai previously called his “number one consumer protection priority”.In 2016, the Commission oversaw the creation of the Robocall Strike Force, a coalition of operator and industry partners tasked with developing best practices to detect, prevent and filter such calls. The following year, the FCC opened an inquiry which resulted in the creation of the SHAKEN/STIR framework, and also passed new rules allowing operators to block calls originating from fraudulent numbers. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Verizon shuffles executives Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 NOV 2018 Related Previous ArticleDish taps Ericsson for IoT network buildNext ArticleUS court deals Qualcomm a blow in FTC fight T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound Tags AT&TFederal Communications Commission (FCC)SprintT-Mobile USUS CellularVerizon