DHBs discharging elderly in middle of night

first_imgDHBs discharging elderly in middle of night The New Zealand National PartyThe Government needs to explain why it’s allowing DHBs to discharge our elderly people from hospital in the middle of the night, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Elderly, Government, health, hospital, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, nzpollast_img read more

Government Partners With LIME for ‘Start-Up Jamaica’

first_imgGovernment Partners With LIME for ‘Start-Up Jamaica’JIS 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 Story HighlightsThe Government has partnered with telecommunications company, LIME, to provide Internet connectivity, furniture and equipment for the ‘Start-up Jamaica’ initiative.‘Start-up Jamaica’ is a public/private partnership for economic growth and development.It is expected to be launched later this year and seeks to provide mentorship and other business support for aspiring and new technology entrepreneurs. RelatedGovernment Targeting Renewable Energy Installations in Hotels Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson (seated right) and Head, Retail, LIME, Stephen Price (seated left), sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of Internet connectivity, furniture and equipment to the ‘Start-up Jamaica’ initiative at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, today (June 9). Others sharing in the moment (from left) are: Corporate Communications Manager, LIME, Elon Parkinson and Managing Director, Biztactics Limited, Sandra Glasgow. The initiative is expected to be launched later this year and seeks to provide mentorship and other business support for aspiring and new technology entrepreneurs. RelatedGovernment Committed to Renewable Energy Agenda RelatedEWI Officially Notified of Licence Revocation for Energy Projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Government Partners With LIME for ‘Start-Up Jamaica’ TechnologyJune 9, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson The Government has partnered with telecommunications company, LIME, to provide Internet connectivity, furniture and equipment for the ‘Start-up Jamaica’ initiative.‘Start-up Jamaica’ is a public/private partnership for economic growth and development, which aims to help Jamaica’s innovators and entrepreneurs grow from being an idea to a product, thus increasing employment and access to foreign exchange.It is expected to be launched later this year and seeks to provide mentorship and other business support for aspiring and new technology entrepreneurs.The agreement was formalised through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson and Head, Retail, LIME, Stephen Price during a  ceremony at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, on June 9.In his address, Mr. Robinson thanked LIME and the other corporate partners who have come on board to support the initiative, which he says augurs well for economic growth and development in Jamaica.“LIME has been extremely supportive from the beginning and we are very happy that we are at the stage where we are formalising the arrangements,” he added.Mr. Robinson said the initiative is intended to bridge the gap for talented Jamaicans who do not have access to funding and the ideal environment to capitalise on “great ideas in technology.”Meanwhile, Mr. Price said his company will, for the first time in Jamaica, introduce an Internet exchange dedicated to the facility.“(This) will make the hosting of content here in Jamaica very easy for them; they don’t have to go and use expensive pipes to go overseas to come back to Jamaica, they will have their own internet exchange,” he said, adding that the initiative will be the catalyst for great things to come.He further noted that the sector is “ripe for real productivity and to bring back foreign exchange into the market.”‘Start-up Jamaica’ also seeks to move Jamaicans from being primarily consumers of technology to becoming producers of technology; and to position the country as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship with the Caribbean region.Through a partnership with Jamaica National, the facility will be located at Duke Street in Kingston. It is also receiving funding from the Development Bank of Jamaica for the initial stages of establishment.Also, Middle East based accelerator company, Oasis500, will invest in tech entrepreneurs who are interested in going through the required process for selection. Advertisementslast_img read more

Picture of the Day: Replenishment Project at Rockaway Beach (USA)

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is placing roughly 3.5 million cubic yards of sand along Rockaway Beach from Beach 19th to Beach 149th to replace sand lost during Hurricane Sandy.This work will restore the beach to its design profile – making it better than it was before Sandy’s impact. The work is being done through two contracts totaling $36.4 million.[mappress]Dredging Today Staff, May 26, 2014last_img

French gov’t calls off football, rugby leagues

first_imgPARIS (AP):The French football and rugby leagues will not complete their matches this season after the government called them off amid the coronavirus pandemic.France are set to come out of lockdown on May 11, but the government banned all major sporting events until September.“The 2019-20 season of professional sport, notably football, won’t be able to resume,” French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said yesterday.France’s top two football divisions have 10 games remaining in their seasons. Rugby’s top 14 league had reached the semi-final stage. It had initially been forecast that football matches could potentially resume in late June, in empty stadiums and with a strict medical protocol in place.But the president of French football club Toulouse, who are last in the first division, applauded the government’s decision.“Football emerges as the winner,” Olivier Sadran told sports daily L’Equipe’s website. “The country is suffering in terms of health and will start to suffer economically. It would be very badly thought of to break away from that. The politicians took the right decision.” DECISION ON LEAGUE STANDING The French football league, or LFP, is expected to meet in mid-May to decide on the league standings. Leader Paris Saint-Germain are 12 points ahead of second-place Marseille, who hold the last position for automatic entry into next season’s Champions League.Third place goes into the qualifying rounds, with Rennes one point ahead of fourth-place Lille.Toulouse and 19th-place Amiens are in the automatic relegation slots, with Nimes in 18th place – which normally leads to a relegation-promotion play-off with the team third in division two (Ajaccio).PSG have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Lyon beat Italian champion Juventus 1-0 at home in the first leg of their last-16 game, but have not played the return in Turin.It was not immediately clear how the cancellation will affect PSG and Lyon playing in Europe’s elite club soccer competition. DETAILS TO BE PROVIDED UEFA has given leagues until May 25 to provide details on how and if they can complete their season. Germany’s Bundesliga wants to restart within weeks and England is trying to complete the Premier League by getting under way again in June.Javier Tebas, the president of the Spanish league, questioned the decision to scrap the French league’s remaining games.“I do not understand why there would more danger in playing football behind closed doors, with all precautionary measures, than working on an assembly line,” he said. “If important economic sectors cannot restart, in a safe and controlled manner, they could end up disappearing. That could happen to professional football. In other countries teams are already training, that’s the example to follow.”If the end of lockdown in France is confirmed, people will be able to exercise freely but individually and with certain restrictions, like social distancing, kept in place. People will not be able to exercise in locations with closed roofs “or take part in collective (team) or contact sports”, Philippe said.He also said events with more 5,000 people, like “big sporting and cultural events”, will not take place before September.last_img read more

College basketball: BPCC adds 10 signees

first_imgWillieLaPoole – 6’9” forward fromMonroe, La., by way of Ouachita Parish High School and Southeastern LouisianaUniversity. LaPoole redshirted this past season at SLU after a successfulcareer at Ouachita that saw him reach at least the quarterfinals all fourseasons. As a senior he averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds per game. Below are capsules on the 10 new Cavaliers: “We are very excited about thisrecruiting class which includes four D1 transfers, three JUCO transfers, oneDII transfer, one graduating senior from high school, and one guy whose beenplaying FIBA basketball overseas,” said Lovell, who begins his fourth season atBossier Parish. “It’s a group of high character and hardworking young men. Wehave brought in a roster that provides depth combined with the length andathleticism that is required to compete in our region and nationally. The fansare really going to enjoy cheering for this team.” Charlie Cavell, BPCC Athletic Coordinator PaulKing – 5’11” guard from Monroe,La., by way of Ouachita Parish High School. King is coming off a senior seasonin which he averaged 18 points and seven assists while being named the District2-5A Most Valuable Player and was a Class 5A First-Team All-State selection. Heplayed in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star game hosted byBPCC.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo AllenHatchett, Jr. – 6’4” guard fromMemphis, Tenn., by way of White Station High School and South Carolina State. Hatchettwas a part time starter that played in all 34 games as a freshman at SC State.In 17 minutes per game, he averaged 3.2 points and 2.0 rebounds while adding 19steals on the season. AlanLang – 6’9” forward from Mobile,Ala., by way of Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake, Utah and Weber State. Langis the son of current NBA coach and former Duke and NBA player Antonio Lang. Hewas All-State his senior year at Judge Memorial and saw action in a few gamesas a redshirt freshman this past season at Weber State. IsaiahSulack – 6’6” guard fromKnoxville, Tenn., by way of Christian Academy of Knoxville, Believe Prep, andOlney Central Community College. As a freshman at Olney Central, Sulackaveraged 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists while connecting on 43three-pointers. He also added 27 steals on the season.center_img Diamante “Bam” Brown – 6’7” forward from Columbia, S.C., by way of A.C. Flora High School and Lincoln-Memorial University. Brown redshirted after a preseason injury, but was slated to start at LMU. As a high school senior, he made the All-Region and All-State teams while at A.C. Flora, and won a state title in 2016. Bossier Parish Community College Men’s Basketball coach Chris Lovell announced 10 new signees for the 2019-2020 basketball season. AaronGregg – 6’2” guard from CedarPark, Texas, by way of Vista Ridge High School and McLennan Community College. Greggredshirted last season due to injury, but played 25.6 minutes a game as afreshman at McLennan. He averaged 7.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assistswhile shooting 40% from three-point range for the Highlanders. ElieKaje – 6’7” forward from Rwanda.Kaje has spent the past three years on the Rwanda Men’s Basketball NationalTeam. During the recent World Cup Qualifiers, Kaje averaged 9.4 points and 7.4rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game. AbrahamMakumator – 7’0” center fromAccra, Ghana, by way of First Baptist Academy in Naples, Fla., and theUniversity of Illinois-Chicago. Makumator redshirted this past season at UICafter leading First Baptist Academy to 20 wins as a senior. He led the team inrebounds and blocks and was named to the All-Collier County Athletic Conferenceteam. CharlieCochran – 6’6” wing fromLouisville, Ken., by way of Martha Lane Collins High School, Believe Prep, andOlney Central Community College. As a freshman at Olney Central, Cochran averaged9.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19.9 minutes while shooting 40.7% from three-pointrange with 57 makes on the season.last_img read more