Mandeville Hospital to save $2.2 million from energy efficiency projects

first_imgMandeville Hospital to save $2.2 million from energy efficiency projects Health & WellnessMay 30, 2011 RelatedMandeville Hospital to save $2.2 million from energy efficiency projects RelatedMandeville Hospital to save $2.2 million from energy efficiency projects By GARFIELD L. ANGUS, JIS Reporter RelatedMandeville Hospital to save $2.2 million from energy efficiency projects FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MANDEVILLE — The Mandeville Regional Hospital, in Manchester, should see annual energy savings of $2.2 million, as a result of a steam system energy efficiency improvement project, and rehabilitation of its solar water heating system, done by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). The steam system project will result in a reduction in fuel consumption by some 20,583 litres of diesel per year, equivalent to an estimated annual saving of  $1.48 million, while the  rehabilitated solar water heating system will have an economic benefit of 30 megawatt hours per year, equivalent to a saving of $745,308, when compared to an electrical water heater. Chief Financial Officer at the PCJ, Nigel Logan, who spoke at the handing ceremony on May 25, emphasised that Jamaica must use it natural resources to ensure that every possible reduction in imported fuel is realised. “We have sun, we have a lot of wind, and we see where there is great potential for us to use our indigenous resources to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel, and to make each person, each household and every entity energy sufficient,” he said. In keeping with the goals of the National Energy Policy and the mandate of the PCJ to develop Jamaica’s energy sector, the agency will continue to implement energy efficiency initiatives. The goal of the PCJ’s energy efficiency programme is to create a paradigm shift towards the use of renewable energy resources and energy saving technologies. With technical support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Ministry of Energy and Mining undertook a programme to complete energy audits throughout the entire public sector, in order to prepare an investment programme to improve energy conservation and efficiency. An estimated capital expenditure of $7.8 billion (US$90 million), with total savings of $3.2 billion (US$43.5 million), is expected in just under two and a half years. There should also be  a reduction of  200,000 barrels of oil per year, and a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 75,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The hospital has a 220-bed capacity and serves an estimated 200,000 persons, and is administered by the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA). Advertisementslast_img read more

Rakuten Mobile postpones launch

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 SEP 2019 Rakuten Mobile losses widen on capex surge Rakuten Mobile deepens Fujitsu, NEC partnerships JapanRakuten Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Devices Author Previous ArticleProximus CEO Leroy set for KPN switchNext ArticleHuawei sets 5G battlelines with latest Kirin launch center_img Rakuten Mobile, the fourth mobile operator in Japan, delayed its nationwide launch planned for next month, instead preparing a trial service for a limited number of subscribers from 1 October.In a statement, the company said to ensure the stability and quality of its service and improve the network based on customer feedback, it will initially open applications to 5,000 subscribers for free through a programme running until 31 March 2020.It said the service will be expanded in waves to connect tens of thousands of users to the network.It is taking on incumbents NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank.Local media reported in mid-August the Japanese newcomer was forced to scale back its ambitious plans due to delays in deploying base stations in some cities. A company representative said a shortage of construction workers stemming from high demand from the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games in 2020, slowed the installation of base stations.LTE coverage will be available in 23 wards of Tokyo, Nagoya City, Osaka City and parts of Hyogo prefecture.The operator said it is working to expand the service area of its network. While KDDI and Okinawa Cellular will provide roaming services until the end of March 2026, Rakuten will switch service to its own network as it is completed.Rakuten, which was cleared to become Japan’s fourth mobile operator in April 2018, has a deal with KDDI allowing it to roam on its MVNO partner’s 4G network in return for helping it launch a payment service.As an internet player, the company is using its IT experience to differentiate itself by taking a completely cloud-native approach to its own new network, with plans to virtualise the radio network. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Joseph Waring Related Rakuten Mobile introduces iPhone 12 Tags HomeAsiaNews Rakuten Mobile postpones launchlast_img read more

Srinivasan solidifies place among Furman greats

first_imgFurman University in Greenville, South Carolina, is home to fewer than 3,000 students. Despite its unassuming enrollment, the Paladins pack quite the punch when it comes to women’s golf with a legendary list of alums that includes Betsy King, Beth Daniel and Dottie Pepper. You can now add Natalie Srinivasan to that lineup. The soon-to-be graduate, who led all of Division I with three victories this past season, was honored Friday evening with the Annika Award, which is given to the top Division I women’s golfer as voted on by players, coaches and media. The player-of-the-year award marks the first in Furman’s storied history. “She’s in their category now,” Furman head coach Jeff Hull said. “In fact, she’s done something that none of them did. It’s an amazing feat.” In 1976, Furman won the AIAW National Championship behind King, Daniel and Sherri Turner. King went on to win 34 times on the LPGA, including six majors, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1995. Four years later, Daniel, a two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champ and 33-time LPGA winner (including one major), joined King in the hall. Turner won three times on the LPGA, including what is now the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 1988. Following close behind were Cindy Davis, Caroline Peek and Pepper, all three-time All-Americans while at Furman. Pepper went on to record 17 LPGA wins, including two majors. “You always dream of seeing your name with theirs, and they’ve always set the example for us,” Srinivasan said of her Paladin predecessors. “To have my name now up there with them is pretty surreal.” The 21-year-old Srinivasan has been fortunate to pick the brains of many of those greats. But if they’ve taught her patience, it was her father, Ajai, who instilled in her the importance of attention to detail. Ajai Srinivasan came to the U.S. when he was just 16 years old, leaving behind his parents back home in Chennai, India. He later enrolled at Lander University, an NAIA school in Greenwood, South Carolina, where he became a tennis star, leading his team to two national championships and winning the 1987 Arthur Ashe Award. Now, Ajai works as a surgeon in Spartanburg, about 30 minutes from Furman’s campus. “He’s always taught me that golf is a game of millimeters,” Natalie said. “I’ve always tried just being really aware of what I’m trying to do and paying attention to the little things.” College Central #SeniorStories: Celebrating those saying goodbye to college golf BY Golf Channel Digital  — April 16, 2020 at 6:47 PM Here is a collection of stories on seniors who saw their college-golf careers come to an end because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hull remembers recruiting Srinivasan as a Furman assistant. While she didn’t possess an electrifying skillset, Srinivasan stood out for her methodical approach to the game. “She’s so cerebral,” Hull said. “She just plays the game smarter than a lot of people.” After three years of All-SoCon play, Srinivasan took off as a senior. It wasn’t just that she won three times, it was how she won. Her first victory came in the fall at the Glass City Invitational, where she shot 4 under in her final eight holes to beat Florida star Sierra Brooks, who was grouped alongside Srinivasan, by four shots. “That validated where she was in the collegiate golf world,” Hull said. The next week Srinivasan took down Wake Forest’s Swing Liu to win Furman’s home event by three shots. Her third triumph, at the Moon Golf Invitational in February, came by four shots. Arguably, though, Srinivasan’s most impressive showing was her last as a college golfer, a runner-up finish at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, which is played on one of the toughest venues and features one of the most star-studded fields of the year. To no one’s surprise, Srinivasan, Golfstat’s No. 1-ranked player, had a huge target on her back as the postseason drew near. Only it never came. The season was canceled just days after the Darius, and with it the end of Srinivasan’s college career. She had planned to play a second Augusta National Women’s Amateur, compete for an NCAA title and represent her country for the first time at the Curtis Cup, all in a four-month span. All three events were either canceled or postponed until next year. The normally unfazed Srinivasan was suddenly the most emotional Hull has ever seen his star player. “When you’re playing well and you’ve got confidence and you’ve got some things within your reach, it’s hard to take,” Hull said. College Central Theegala wins Haskins; Annika goes to Srinivasan BY Brentley Romine  — May 8, 2020 at 6:23 PM Pepperdine’s Sahith Theegala and Furman’s Natalie Srinivasan won the Haskins and Annika awards, respectively, on Friday. Despite the heartbreak, Srinivasan never considered taking advantage of the NCAA’s decision to offer seniors an extra year of eligibility. She’ll graduate this month with a Bachelor’s degree in health science and hopes to one day follow in her father’s footsteps by going to med school. But first, she’ll give professional golf a go. With Symetra Tour status in her back pocket, Srinivasan plans join the pro ranks when the tour resumes later this year. She may not make the jump as an NCAA champion, but hey, Player of the Year has a nice ring to it, too. No one can take that away from her. She’ll be in the Furman record books forever, right alongside Betsy and Beth and Dottie. “It wouldn’t matter where she was,” Hull said. “She was destined to win an award like this.”last_img read more

FNB to continue as Springboks’ sponsor

first_img‘ ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ Posted in Springboks, Top headlines Post by SA Rugby magazine Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Frans Steyn celebrates SA Rugby and FNB confirmed on Tuesday that the South African banking giant has extended its sponsorship of the Springboks for a further five years.The new agreement will stretch FNB’s association with the team to eight years in total, with the bank’s iconic acacia tree logo to continue to feature on the jersey above the playing number.BOK COACH: Mapimpi is a true role modelRenewal discussions began before last year’s World Cup and were concluded before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.‘We are delighted to confirm FNB’s continued association with the Springboks,’ SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said. ‘FNB has been a great partner since they joined us in the 2017 season and have supported us in many ways beyond a pure sponsorship.‘They showed faith in the Springboks at a challenging time, but I trust and believe that we have been good for each other as the team has developed and enjoyed success in 2019.‘It’s worth noting that our renewal conversations began long before the Rugby World Cup to underline the nature of the relationship.‘We look forward to continuing our successful relationship in the seasons to come,’ Roux added. ‘SA Rugby is proud to partner with one of the strong pillars of South African business.’FNB’s logo first appeared on the team jersey in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Port Elizabeth in August 2017.‘We are honoured to continue our association with the Springboks,’ FNB chief marketing officer Faye Mfikwe said. ‘FNB is immensely proud of the team’s achievements and commitment to unifying the country to foster social cohesion.‘Over the last four years, our collective contribution has provided a platform for South Africa’s youth to showcase their sporting talent on the global stage.‘The Springboks not only inspire South Africans to have hope but also strive to build a stronger nation. We are looking forward to continuing a winning journey with the team.’ALSO READ: Rassie reveals how Boks wouldn’t accept defeatPhoto: Hannah Peters/Getty Imagescenter_img 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  268  53 FNB to continue as Springboks’ sponsor ‘ The Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Published on October 13, 2020 last_img read more

Facebook data centre to consume 100% wind power

first_img Finance and Policy AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Global social media giant, Facebook, is planning to develop a 320MW wind farm in Nebraska to power the company’s new data centre in Dixon County.The project is being developed by Massachusetts-based Enel Green Power North America, a subsidiary of Rome-based Enel, which will reportedly spend $430 million on the wind farm, Climate Action Programme reported.Facebook sets ‘green’ exampleFacebook will be the main offtaker of the energy produced, with 200MW of the power plant’s output used to fully power its new data centre, which will be located approximately 120 miles from the wind project.The wind farm aims to showcase how companies can have access to renewable energy and boost demand for clean energy projects, Climate Action reported. Read more…The project will have significant employment benefits for Nebraska, as Enel forecasts the creation of 300 jobs during construction and 16 permanent full-time jobs.Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel Green Power, said: “This project consolidates our growing presence in the U.S. as our company enters into a new state and expands our business with new partners.“We are thrilled to be able to support Facebook’s growing renewable energy needs in Nebraska and be a part of driving economic development in the region”.Embracing renewablesAccording to media, Facebook targets to procure 50% of its total energy needs from renewables by the end of 2018.To date, three of its nine data centres around the world in Sweden, Iowa, and Texas are already 100% powered by renewable energy.Bobby Hollis, director of global energy at Facebook said: “We know from experience that when people come together, they can do a lot of good in the world”.“We came together with the Omaha Public Power District, Tradewind Energy, and now, Enel Green Power, to ensure renewable energy solutions are accessible not just to Facebook, but to other companies as well”.He added: “Today, we are one step closer to our goal of powering all of our operations with clean and renewable energy, and we are grateful to our partners for this collaboration”. Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Previous articleGhana economic reforms needed: Rocket scienceNext articleRatings agency downgrades SA debt ratings Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.center_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS Featured image: Climate Action Programmelast_img read more

Menendez: ‘Senate Democrats delivered on our promise to act boldly &…

first_img TAGSamerican rescue billbob menendezjoe bidensenate democrats SHARE March 16, 2021 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm By John Heinis – March 6, 2021 2:51 pm 3 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 7, 2021 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm Bayonne 3 COMMENTS Bayonne Facebook Twitter Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say 90% of the Dems trillion dollar money grab has nothing to do with the Chinese Communist Party virus.Zip. It’s a money grab that comes with success in their assault on voting integrity which produced Election Theft 2020. Oh, and their number one agenda item, HR-1, is focused on doing away with election integrity altogether sinking the US not only below Third World despot elections but making it a permanent feature of “elections.” Utter Scum Menendez: ‘Senate Democrats delivered on our promise to act boldly & swiftly to end this pandemic’ CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network center_img Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops Bayonne Previous articleFeds: Secaucus portfolio manager charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theftNext articleJersey City Board of Education hosts special meeting to discuss upcoming budget John Heinis U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) says that “Senate Democrats delivered on our promise to act boldly and swiftly to end the pandemic” by passing an amended version of the American Rescue Plan this morning. U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). Facebook photo.“Today, Senate Democrats delivered on our promise to act boldly and swiftly to end this pandemic and send relief to the families, communities and businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. The American Rescue Plan will put the United States on a path to defeat this virus once and for all and restore opportunity in our economy for hardworking families all across the nation,” he said in a statement.“With this legislation, we have set the stage for the Biden Administration to launch an aggressive national vaccination campaign critical, not only to saving lives, but ultimately to restoring the sense of normalcy families crave in every corner of this country.”The amended legislation, which barely passed 50-49 with no Republican support, has many similarities to the one that cleared the House last week, such as extending unemployment programs, budgeting $160 billion for a national COVID-19 testing and vaccination program, as well as allocating $350 billion to state and local governments.According to Menendez’s office, New Jersey will receive $9.3 billion from the American Rescue Plan: $6.4 billion to the state and $2.9 billion combined to for county and local governments.A county by county breakdown was not immediately available, but U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) said that Hudson County would get $130.4 million under the prior legislation.The key difference is regarding stimulus checks: Americans making up to $75,000 would get a one-time $1,400 payment, while those earning up to $80,000 would get a reduced amount.Furthermore, a household making up to $150,000 would still net $2,800 in government relief, while those earning up to $160,000 would get a smaller amount.The thresholds in the House version were $100,000 for individual tax filers and $200,000 for joint filers.“While I am disappointed not a single Republican colleague joined us in this effort, make no mistake, their constituents will benefit greatly from the financial relief Democrats fought for in this bill. Our legislation puts another $1,400 in the pockets of working people, keeps the unemployed afloat, makes student debt relief tax-free, delivers historic tax relief to families with children, and helps millions of people avoid eviction and foreclosure,” Menendez continued. “ … I urge my colleagues in the House to pass the American Rescue Plan without delay. To me, this legislation is ultimately about rescuing the American way of life, so that our children can learn in classrooms instead of on computer screens, so that we can gather with loved ones without fear, so that we can join hands in prayer in our houses of worship, enjoy a night out at our favorite restaurants, and rebuild a spirit of community across our country that we have all missed out on over the last year.” what happened? they don’t even want you on the new york city guns site anymore? you know what the difference between you and a paranoid old man pushing a shopping cart and yelling at the buildings? once you get the shopping cart, nothing. check up March 10, 2021 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm Did your reader die? Scum, why’d you cancel msv? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BayonneHobokenJersey CityKearnyNewsNorth Bergen/GuttenbergPolitics & PolicySecaucusUnion CityWeehawkenWest HudsonWest New York Comments are closed.last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: 1 million cases worldwide

first_imgjarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has killed at least 5,648 people in the United States and more than 51,000 worldwide.Worldwide, more than 1 million people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. Over 208,000 of those diagnosed have recovered, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.With more than 236,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:3:20 p.m.: Cruise ships with sick passengers allowed to dock in FloridaA pair of cruise ships carrying dozens of people with flu-like symptoms, including at least nine who have tested positive for COVID-19, will be allowed to dock at Port Everglades in Florida, says Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis.Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said it would be a mistake to bring the passengers from the MS Zaandam and MS Rotterdam ashore because the state’s hospitals need to be saved for residents and not “foreign nationals.”The decision to let the ships dock was made by the Coast Guard, Homeland Security, health officials and Broward County officials, said Trantalis.He said Holland America, which operates the ships, has “agreed to a strict set of protocols … intended to protect our community by ensuring there is no contact with local residents.”“The vast majority of passengers are not ill and have no symptoms, they will be placed on private chartered buses, taken directly to the airport” for chartered flights, the mayor said“A small number of critically ill passengers will go to local hospitals,” he said, while some who are mildly sick or have symptoms will quarantine on the ships.The illnesses began aboard the MS Zaandam, which set out from Buenos Aires for a South America cruise on March 7, with 1,243 guests and 586 crew on board. The voyage was supposed to end in San Antonio, Chile, on March 21 but the vessel has remained at sea since the Chilean government refused it permission to dock and disembark.The ships later passed through the Panama Canal and the government of Panama also denied approval to disembark guests.At least four people on board the ship have died and several have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Holland America.Last week, the cruise line announced plans to move “healthy” people from the MS Zaandam to another one of its ships, the MS Rotterdam. Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford said he wanted to dispel the myth of a healthy ship versus a sick one, explaining that the intention was for the two cruises to work in tandem so that they can reduce the workload on each vessel, “create maximum flexibility” and move passengers that have been stuck self-isolating in inside cabins for a week to cabins that have access to light and fresh air.There are now 442 guests and 603 crew aboard the MS Zaandam, and 808 guests and 583 crew on the MS Rotterdam, including a total of 311 U.S. citizens. Since March 22, at least 97 guests — 83 on Zaandam and 14 on Rotterdam — and 136 crew — all on Zaandam — have presented with influenza-like symptoms, according to Holland America Line.“We have seen a significant decline in the presentation of new cases on Zaandam, with only one new case reporting in the past 24 hours,” the cruise line said Wednesday. 2:50 p.m.: Louisiana cases jump 42% in 1 dayCoronavirus cases in Louisiana jumped 42% in one day. On Wednesday, there were 6,424 cases statewide and now the state is reporting 9,150 cases.There are 1,639 patients in hospitals, including 507 individuals on ventilators, said state officials.The death toll in Louisiana has climbed to 310.Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted Thursday, “We are doing everything we can to source ventilators and increase our medical capacity & we need everyone else to do everything they can to slow the spread and stay at home. This is going to get worse before it gets better, but how much worse depends on all of us.”2:30 p.m.: 6 charged for coughing, spitting on cops and claiming to have coronavirusSix people have been charged in New Jersey for allegedly spitting or coughing on police officers while claiming to have the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday.“We are taking a zero-tolerance policy against anyone who acts so stupidly and puts others in danger or makes them fear for their health,” the governor tweeted. “If you engage in such behavior, you’re going to face – at the least – fines of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in jail.”In New Jersey, over 25,000 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 537 of them have died.12:36 p.m.: FDA loosens restrictions for gay men to donate bloodThe FDA is loosening restrictions that have blocked men who have sex with men from donating blood within 12 months of their last sexual encounter, citing concerns dating back to the 1980’s about the transmission for HIV or AIDS through the blood supply.The new restrictions will be to defer men from donating if they have had sex with another man within the last 3 months.The FDA’s change follows urging from gay rights activists and Democratic senators who cited the recent blood shortages caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic as a catalyst for change. 12:04 p.m.: Democratic National Convention postponed to Aug. 17The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, initially set for July 13, has been pushed back to Aug. 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic,  according to senior convention and party officials.“Ultimately, the health and safety of our convention attendees and the people of Milwaukee is our top priority,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “And we will continue to be in contact with local, state, and federal health officials as we monitor this fluid situation.”11:45 a.m.: More than 50,000 cases in NYCNew York City — the U.S. city hit hardest by the pandemic — has over 51,000 people who have tested positive for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.New York state has 92,000 diagnosed cases. Of those, 13,000 are hospitalized, including 3,396 patients in intensive care units, Cuomo said.Over 7,000 people have been discharged from hospitals in the state.New York state now has lost 2,373 lives, Cuomo said.The apex in New York will depend on social distancing, Cuomo said. Depending on the model, the apex could be anywhere from 7 to 30 days away, he said.10:50 a.m.: 100-year-old charged for attending large funeralA 100-year-old is among 15 people charged for attending a funeral in Lakewood, New Jersey, in violation of the governor’s executive order banning large gatherings.About 60 to 70 people had gathered for the Wednesday funeral, and when officers tried to disperse the crowd, some “became unruly and argumentative,” according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lakewood Township Police.The 15 people — including the 100-year-old — were charged with Violating Any Rule or Regulation Adopted by the Governor During a State of Emergency.10:50 a.m.: 100-year-old charged for attending large funeralA 100-year-old is among 15 people charged for attending a funeral in Lakewood, New Jersey, in violation of the governor’s executive order banning large gatherings.About 60 to 70 people had gathered for the Wednesday funeral, and when officers tried to disperse the crowd, some “became unruly and argumentative,” according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lakewood Township Police.The 15 people — including the 100-year-old — were charged with Violating Any Rule or Regulation Adopted by the Governor During a State of Emergency.10:25 a.m.: FEMA asks Defense Department for 100,000 body bagsFEMA has requested that the Defense Department make 100,000 body bags available to help state health agencies with mortuary affairs, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed to ABC News.The request comes as the White House revealed this week that as many as 200,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus.Bloomberg, which was first to report on FEMA’s request, said the Department of Defense will initially draw from its stockpile of 50,000 bags before having to purchase more.9:44 a.m.: Vatican reports 7th positive caseOne new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement Thursday that a Holy See employee has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee has been in isolation since mid-March, after his wife contracted the virus from an Italian hospital where she works, according to Bruni.This brings the total number of positive cases in the Vatican to seven. The city-state is surrounded by Rome.“On this occasion it is useful to clarify that, like all institutions, the various entities and departments of the Holy See and of the Vatican City State continue only in essential, mandatory and indifferent activities,” Bruni said, “clearly adopting to the maximum extent possible the appropriate measures that have already been communicated, which include remote work and shift criteria, in order to safeguard staff health.”9:07 a.m.: Florida reaches conditional approval on Carnival’s entry plan for two cruise shipsThe U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Department of Health have reached a conditional agreement with Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise line, on an entry plan for two ships carrying dozens of people with flu-like symptoms. The commissioner of Florida’s Broward County, Michael Udine, said via Twitter Thursday morning that Carnival’s plan is still subject to approval from Broward County, where the ships would dock. Until then, the pair of vessels will remain outside U.S. waters. It’s unclear how many passengers would be allowed to disembark.Both cruise ships — the MS Zaandam and the MS Rotterdam — are operated by Holland America Line, a subsidiary of Carnival. Since March 22, a total of 97 guests and 136 crew on board have presented influenza-like symptoms, while at least nine people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Four people on board have died, according to Holland America Line.8:59 a.m.: Record 6.6 million Americans file for unemploymentA record-smashing 6,648,000 people filed for unemployment in the United States in the week ending March 28 amid the coronavirus crisis, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday. Thousands of businesses across the country have been forced to close due to government-mandated stay-at-home orders.8:28 a.m.: Spain sees new record in coronavirus-related fatalitiesSpain has again reported the highest single-day death toll from the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began. The Spanish Ministry of Health on Thursday recorded 950 new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 10,003 — a nearly 10.5% jump. It’s the largest one-day, in-country increase of fatalities so far, surpassing the record set by Spain last week.The Spanish health ministry also recorded 8,100 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19, bringing the nationwide tally to 110,238 — a nearly 8% increase. Spain has one of the highest nationwide death tolls from COVID-19 in the world, second only to Italy. Spain also has the third-highest national tally of diagnosed cases, behind Italy and the United States.7:53 a.m.: New England Patriots plane carrying N95 masks from China to arrive in BostonA private jet owned by the New England Patriots professional football team carrying much-needed medical supplies from China will land in Boston on Thursday, according to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Patriots CEO Robert Kraft coordinated with officials to send the National Football League team’s plane to pick up personal protective equipment that Massachusetts had bought from China. The U.S. state has purchased over a million N95 masks, and the ones arriving Thursday at Boston’s Logan International Airport represent a partial shipment, according to the governor.“As I said before, ordering vital equipment like this is only one part of the challenge and I am incredibly grateful that the Krafts worked this issue relentlessly alongside our Command Center staff to get these critical supplies to Massachusetts,” Baker said in a statement Thursday. “The Krafts, our partners Ambassador Huang Ping, Dr. Jason Li, Gene Hartigan and our COVID-19 Command Center personnel teamed up to get this job done and we eagerly await the plane landing at Logan Airport soon. Our administration will keep pursuing the PPE necessary to support our brave front-line workers who are working tirelessly to save lives during this pandemic.”7:25 a.m.: FEMA cargo plane with medical supplies from China lands in OhioA planeload of medical supplies from China has landed in the United States.The cargo plane touched down early Thursday at Rickenbacker International Airport near Columbus, Ohio.“The shipment includes supplies from Shanghai, connecting the global market with local medical distributors,” airport officials told ABC News.The relief shipment, coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, contains masks, gowns, ventilators and other supplies, all of which will go to medical distributors “in areas of greatest need,” officials said.6:46 a.m.: Over 95% of those who died in Europe were over 60, WHO saysThe head of the World Health Organization’s regional office in Europe said Thursday data shows that more than 95% of people who have died from the novel coronavirus on the continent were over the age of 60.More than half of them were older than 80, Dr. Hans Kluge said.Still, he warned that age is not the only risk factor. About 10% to 15% of people under 50 who are diagnosed with COVID-19 have moderate or severe symptoms, according to the WHO, the global health arm of the United Nations.“The very notion that COVID-19 only affects older people is factually wrong,” Kluge said during an online press conference Thursday in Copenhagen. “Young people are not invincible.”More than four in five of those who have died in Europe had at least one other chronic underlying conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or hypertension.“On a positive note,” Kluge added, “there are reports of people over the age of 100 who were admitted to hospital for COVID-19 and have now since made a complete recovery.”5:39 a.m. Cruise ships with sick passengers to arrive off Florida coastA pair of cruise ships carrying dozens of people with flu-like symptoms, including at least nine who have tested positive for COVID-19, were expected to arrive off the coast of Florida early Thursday.It’s still unclear whether passengers will be allowed to disembark.The illnesses began aboard the MS Zaandam, which set out from Buenos Aires for a South America cruise on March 7, with 1,243 guests and 586 crew on board. The voyage was supposed to end in San Antonio, Chile, on March 21 but the vessel has remained at sea since the Chilean government refused it permission to dock and disembark. At least four people on board the ship have died and several have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Holland America Line, which operates the cruise.Last week, the cruise line announced plans to move “healthy” people from the MS Zaandam to another one of its ships, the MS Rotterdam. Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford said in a video message that he wanted to dispel the myth of a healthy ship versus a sick one, explaining that the intention is for the two cruises to work in tandem so that they can reduce the workload on each vessel, “create maximum flexibility” and move passengers that have been stuck self-isolating in inside cabins for a week to cabins that have access to light and fresh air.There are now 442 guests and 603 crew aboard the MS Zaandam, and 808 guests and 583 crew on the MS Rotterdam, including a total of 311 U.S. citizens. Since March 22, at least 97 guests — 83 on Zaandam and 14 on Rotterdam — and 136 crew — all on Zaandam — have presented with influenza-like symptoms, according to Holland America Line.“We have seen a significant decline in the presentation of new cases on Zaandam, with only one new case reporting in the past 24 hours,” the cruise line said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.Both ships are heading to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after passing through the Panama Canal. The government of Panama also denied approval to disembark guests.Holland America Line said it hopes to disembark the nearly 1,200 guests on the two ships who are “well” and fit to travel per guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guests fit for travel will be transferred straight from the vessels to flights for onward travel home, the majority on charter flights.“Out of an abundance of caution, these guests will be transported in coaches that will be sanitized, with limited person-to-person contact and while wearing masks,” the cruise line said in its statement Wednesday. “These provisions well exceed what the CDC have advised is necessary for their travel. Guests have not left the ship since March 14 and have self-isolated in their staterooms since March 22.”The approximately 45 guests who still have “mild illness” and are unfit to travel at this time will continue to isolate on board until recovered, according to Holland America Line. For the estimated less than 10 people who need immediate critical care shoreside, the cruise line has secured approval from a local health hospital in Florida’s Broward County that has agreed to accept the patients for treatment.“This small number is the only group that will require any support from medical resources in Broward County,” the cruise line said, “and is necessary to prevent further harm to their health.”Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said it would be a mistake to bring the passengers ashore because the state’s hospitals need to be saved for residents and not “foreign nationals.”As of Wednesday afternoon, Holland America Line was still awaiting confirmation from Florida authorities to disembark the guests in Fort Lauderdale. Both ships will remain outside U.S. waters while awaiting clearance to enter.“Holland America Line calls for compassion and reason in the review and approval of our disembarkation plan by Florida officials,” the cruise line said, “and we are grateful for those that have supported our efforts.”4:11 a.m.: Dr. Fauci forced to ramp up personal security due to threatsThe U.S. government has ramped up security for Dr. Anthony Fauci, as the nation’s top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic faces threats to his personal safety.Upon recommendation of the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Department of Justice in recent days approved a special deputization request from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for more than half a dozen special agents to provide protective services to Fauci, a Justice Department official told ABC News.Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is a member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force and has become the face of the nation’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.The Washington Post first reported the threats to Fauci and the increased security.When asked during Wednesday’s White House press briefing whether he or the task force coordinator had received any threats or if they had been given a security detail, Fauci said he was not able to answer and referred the reporter’s question to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Trump quickly chimed in, saying, “He doesn’t need security, everybody loves him.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Pediatric Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology

first_imgThe Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida isseeking a full-time, board certified/board eligible PediatricGastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology Physician to pursuecareer in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.Primary responsibilities include providing pediatricgastroenterology and transplant hepatology care in a clinicalprogram, as well as being involved in an active, accreditedPediatric Gastroenterology fellowship program with a strongemphasis in education. Candidate will provide outpatient services,inpatient services to patients admitted to the Pediatric Service,and will share the General Attending service on a rotational basiswith other faculty members.Candidate will also be responsible for teaching of housestaff,fellows, and medical students assigned to the inpatient andoutpatient services.Salary and faculty rank will be commensurate with experience andacademic qualifications.Applicants must have a M.D degree or equivalent and be licensed oreligible for licensure in the state of Florida in Pediatrics, beboard certified/eligible in Pediatric Gastroenterology and be boardcertified/eligible or currently enrolled in a program in PediatricTransplant Hepatology.Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, andnames and contact information for three professional references orthree letters of reference.The Search Committee will accept applications until the position isfilled. Applications will be reviewed starting as soon as possibleafter the posting date.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff.The University of Florida is An Equal Employment OpportunityInstitution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed toapply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent uponeligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordancewith Florida’s Sunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Client Solutions Associate

first_imgWork EnvironmentOperate in a virtual structure with employees working fromhome. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such ascomputers, phones, photocopiers.Travel estimated at 30% Essential FunctionsCultivate trust-based relationships with client personnel bymaintaining proactive and responsive engagement to ensure reachingannual renewal goals.Engage client leadership via telephone calls, e-mail,videoconference and in-person interactions on campus or ateventsConduct new client kick-off meetings to review expectations andcreate project implementation plans, milestones anddeliverablesLead client training/education sessions via video conferencesand campus visitsMaintain client profiles and data via Salesforce, includingbusiness needs, goals, critical contacts, and engagementactivitiesFacilitate implementation plans in accordance with contractagreements to meet client expectationsProactively identify potential challenges for the client andwork with client leadership team to address themIdentify opportunities to expand the university-AcademicAnalytics partnershipSolicit examples of product usage and case studies from clientpersonnelCollaborate with in-house analyst team to scope and managead-hoc client analysesPerform other duties as assigned or requested. Job Description – Associate, ClientSolutionsDo you enjoy engaging others about how data and information caninform decision-making?  Academic Analytics is seeking anAssociate to build partnerships client universities to help themachieve their objectives in licensing the company’s solutions.Successful partnerships will ensure the clients remain committed toa long-term partnership with the company.  This servicepartnership consists of (1) providing quantitative and qualitativeinsights to clients from standardized solutions and customizedanalyses; (2) delivering product configuration, training, andsupport; (3) consulting with clients on customizing theimplementation of best practices gleaned from other clients; and(4) facilitating interactions among the client and the broaderAcademic Analytics user community.  As the primary interfacewith clients, the Associate is also charged with understandingclient challenges beyond those the company is currently addressing,exploring innovative uses of the company’s products, andidentifying opportunities to expand the relationship through clientacquisition of additional solutions.  We are looking forcandidates on the east coast and mid-west. This position isremote.center_img Desired Experience and SkillsProfessional experience in higher educationIntellectually curious and proactive in learning styleAbility to think analytically and communicate with bothdata-savvy and non-data-savvy audiencesAbility to build rapport with high level leadership andestablish/cultivate new relationshipsExcellent written/verbal communication and interpersonalskills, specifically ability to present complex products to variousaudience sizesExcellent organizational and prioritization skills,Master’s degree required; Doctoral degree preferredAdvanced ability to utilize the Microsoft Office suite of tools(Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)Needs to be flexible with daily schedules and willingness toadapt to changesProactive work style: takes initiative to make connections withkey personnel internally and externally while striving to engageclientsWillingness and ability to operate in fast-paced, high-volume,remote work environmentlast_img read more

MT Melsungen and Michael Roth part ways after 8 years

first_imgMichael Roth to lead Bahrain at Tokyo Olympics Related Items:Michael Roth, MT Melsungen Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsMichael Roth is no longer coach of the ambitious German team MT Melsungen. Arrivals of names like Julius Kuhn, Tobbias Reichmann or Nebojsa Simic weren’t a step forward for the team from Kassel who are currently on the seventh place at DKB Bundesliga without real chances to battle for the placement at EHF Champions League or EHF Cup.After fourth place last season it was expected that Melsungen could go even higher in this year, but that didn’t happen.That forced Management of the club to give the roster another leader after eight years of Roth’s work, who overtook squad in October 2010.Until end of the season team will be lead by assistant Heiko Grimm. HSG Wetzlar win first friendly match against MT Melsungen Andre Gomes to join MT Melsungen? Recommended for youlast_img read more