Aleutian tsunami advisory canceled after 7.8 earthquake in Russia

first_imgAleutians | Public SafetyAleutian tsunami advisory canceled after 7.8 earthquake in RussiaJuly 17, 2017 by Zoë Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Updated | 11:16 a.m. July 18No tsunami is expected in the Aleutians, after a large earthquake near Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.The National Tsunami Warning Center briefly issued a tsunami advisory Monday for the western Aleutian Islands.“There was a magnitude 6.5 (earthquake Monday) morning and this was a magnitude 7.8,” said tsunami science warning officer Paul Huang. “In theory, we don’t know when the next one will come. It could be a few minutes from now. It could be another 100 years.”The Palmer, Alaska-based scientist says it’s always better to be safe than sorry.“It’s always safer when you are alive,” Huang said. “You never know, we’re scientists. We cannot predict nature. We just do our best guess.”Even though the advisory has been canceled, Huang recommends people stay alert and keep away from beaches for the next day.— Zoe Sobel, KUCB-UnalaskaOriginal story | 5:57 p.m. July 17A strong earthquake on the Russian side of the Bering Sea briefly prompted a tsunami advisory for parts of the Pacific, including Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands and Russia. The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer canceled the advisory because the tsunami no longer posed a threat.Officials at the warning center had cautioned waves could reach up to 3 feet above the tide level. But waves later Monday were reported only 6 inches above tide at the sparsely populated Shemya, the site of a remote Air Force station in the extreme western Aleutians.The quake was initially measured at magnitude 7.4 when it struck just after 3:30 p.m. Alaska time in the Komandorskiye Ostrova region of Russia, roughly 1,400 miles east of Anchorage.— The Associated PressShare this story:last_img read more

YouTube could lose about 20,000 songs, including Pharrell’s Happy

first_imgThere’s a fight brewing between YouTube and a group representing 46 artists and songwriters, including Pharrell Williams, John Lennon and even Ira Gershwin, which could result in all their songs being removed from the online streaming site. Let’s put it this way: Pharrell is not Happy…Global Music Rights (GMR) is the company behind the dispute. It was established last year by Irving Azoff – who has managed Christina Aguilera, the Eagles and Steely Dan – to help artists get the licensing money they deserve. This week it emerged that the company’s lawyers have sent letters to YouTube, demanding that it pulls 20,000 songs off its site, because it doesn’t have a licence to play them.Google, YouTube’s parent com­pany, countered that it did have the right licences, which it negotia­ted for its subscription service, YouTube Music Key, launched last week.But the Wall Street Journal reported that the lawyer, Howard King, had written that each broadcast of one of its songs constitutes “a willful copyright infringement”. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health Share Emma Haslett Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ YouTube could lose about 20,000 songs, including Pharrell’s Happy center_img Thursday 20 November 2014 8:33 pm More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

JNBC Launches Ancestral Arrival Point Monument Design Competition

first_imgRelatedJNBC Launches Ancestral Arrival Point Monument Design Competition RelatedJNBC Launches Ancestral Arrival Point Monument Design Competition JNBC Launches Ancestral Arrival Point Monument Design Competition UncategorizedSeptember 25, 2007 RelatedJNBC Launches Ancestral Arrival Point Monument Design Competitioncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica National Bicentenary Committee (JNBC) has launched the Ancestral Arrival Point Monument Design Competition, to attract artists from Jamaica and the Diaspora who can design a slave monument for the Kingston waterfront. This project is to mark Jamaica’s 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic trade in Enslaved Africans. The winner will receive a cash prize of $552,000.Chairman of the Committee, Professor Verene Shepherd, told JIS News that the competition was launched two weeks ago, and guidelines have been posted on its website at jamaicabicentenary.org.jm and the websites of partnering agencies, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) and the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ).“What we have done, is developed, in conjunction with the UDC and the KSAC, the guidelines for a monument design competition,” she informed. “We’re trying to distribute the guidelines widely, so that people will have access to the competition. It is open to artists in Jamaica.including those living abroad, who can design, execute and supervise the construction of the monument proposed,” she added.Professor Shepherd noted that the winning design should reflect the official slogan for the year – ‘Our Freedom Journey. Honouring Our Ancestors’.“So, the concept must take into consideration the fact that it is the Trans-Atlantic Trade in Africans that we are looking at. The final thing that must be taken into consideration is that the first monument will be actually constructed at Kingston Harbour; the artist will have to think about the fact that this is going to be near the sea, and to ensure that the design can stand up to the elements in terms of the material (used),” she said.She pointed out that the artists are required to produce artwork along with a model or maquette to scale with the artwork, that would provide a three dimensional view of what is being proposed. The design must also be accompanied by a detailed budget for the creation of the monument, as well an outline of the materials to be used and a testament of their durability.The deadline for submissions is October 31. All submissions should be dropped off at the UDC’s offices at 12 Ocean Boulevard in the Kingston Mall from Monday to Friday.Professor Shepherd said that once the designs are in, these would be posted on the websites and the public would be invited to select the best 12 via telephone and e-mail voting. “We are going to then convene a panel of judges to select the winner from the shortlist that the public would have selected,” she explained.She noted that the decision to engage the participation of Jamaicans was important to avoid any controversy and to garner support.The winning design and artist will be selected by November 3, following which the project will be put to tender, in keeping with the procurement guidelines for government contracts.The $10 million earmarked for the project was allocated by the Tourism Enhancement Fund. Professor Shepherd projected that the monument could be built by March 2008, under strict monitoring by the JNBC.In the meantime, land has been identified by the UDC at the bottom of King Street where the development plan for Downtown Kingston and archival maps have shown that a disembarkation port and market existed during the slave trade.“What we are trying to do is to be as historically correct as we can in terms of identifying where the markets would have been. When enslaved people came across the Middle Passage and landed in Jamaica, there were various arrival or disembarkation ports. Kingston Harbour was a major one, and there was a marketplace almost at the end of King Street,” she explained, adding that slaves were then transferred from the Harbour to the plantations. “We have used archival documents to help us to ascertain the location, so I think we’re pretty much sure, as sure as we can be, about where the location is,” she said.The final monument will be judged based on creativity, relevance to the theme, quality of presentation, visual impact, durability, and the plan for the erection of the monument, which outlines its maintenance needs over time.Professor Shepherd expressed thanks to the agencies that are collaborating with the Committee in the undertaking. The competition is being sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of the KSAC and the Gleaner Company Ltd.Competition documents can be collected on-line at the following websites: Jamaica National Bicentenary Committee; http://www.jamaicabicentenary.org.jm/; Jamaica National Heritage Trust, http://www.jnht.com; Jamaica Information Service, http://www.jis.gov.jm; Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, http://www.jcdc.org.jm/index.php; Urban Development Corporation, http://www.udcja.com; the Institute of Jamaica, www.instituteofjamaica.org.jm and the Jamaica Tourist Board, www.visitjamaica.com. Advertisementslast_img read more

Jamaica Receives 74% of SDR Quota from IMF

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedJamaica Receives 74% of SDR Quota from IMF FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw, on Monday (August 31) confirmed that Jamaica received an allocation of 74% of its quota of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last Friday.The Minister said that with the allocation, the Net International Reserves (NIR) of the Bank of Jamaica have increased to over US$1.9 billion, with the gross reserves being equivalent to 15.6 weeks of goods and service imports. This enhances the ability of the Bank to underwrite stability in the financial markets and to meet any shortfall in Jamaica’s external financing requirementsThe release issued by the Minister stated:On 28 August, 2009, the Bank of Jamaica received an allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), equivalent to US$303.41 million or approximately 74 per cent of Jamaica’s quota with the IMF.This follows the decision by the IMF to bolster the reserves of member countries with a general allocation of SDR’s equivalent to US$250 billion. The allocation arose out of the need to bolster liquidity in the global economy, following the financial crisis and the attendant tightening of global capital markets.Special Drawing Rights is an interest bearing international reserve asset, created by the IMF to supplement the official reserves of the central banks of member countries. It is not a currency used in commercial transactions, but can be exchanged for widely used international currencies at a value that is based on a basket of the four key international currencies, that is US dollar, Euro, Yen and Pound Sterling. (The current rate of exchange is SDR 1.00 = US$1.57). As such, the central banks of member countries now have an opportunity to acquire additional hard currency to support their external obligations (i.e. Balance of Payments).Member countries will also benefit from a special allocation of SDR’s on September 9, 2009 totalling US$33 billion. This follows an amendment to the IMF’s Articles of Agreement (Fourth Amendment), which would enable members to participate in the SDR system on a more equitable basis. Under this arrangement Jamaica will receive SDR 18 million, or approximately US$27.4 million, bringing the total allocation to US$330 million.Following the general allocation on August 28, the Net International Reserves (NIR) of the Bank of Jamaica increased to US$1929.97 million, with the gross reserves being equivalent to 15.6 weeks of goods and service imports. This allocation therefore enhances the ability of the Bank to underwrite stability in the financial markets and to meet any shortfall in the country’s external financing requirements.” RelatedJamaica Receives 74% of SDR Quota from IMFcenter_img RelatedJamaica Receives 74% of SDR Quota from IMF Jamaica Receives 74% of SDR Quota from IMF Finance & Public ServiceSeptember 1, 2009last_img read more

Dialogue opens opportunities for more WA-ASEAN partnerships

first_imgDialogue opens opportunities for more WA-ASEAN partnerships Third annual Western Australia-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue closed today, promoting trade relationships and business networks between the two regionsThis year’s event, titled ‘WA and ASEAN: A Shared Economic Recovery’, wrapped up following engagement with 350 delegates from 11 countriesEvent forms part of the WA Government’s Asian Engagement Strategy 2019-2030 Asian Engagement Minister Peter Tinley has stated that deepening partnerships between Western Australia and South-East Asian nations will be a key part of the State’s economic recovery from COVID-19.The Minister made the statements during the Western Australia-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue, an annual meeting of major stakeholders to promote trade relationships and business networks between WA and the 10 ASEAN countries.As part of the Dialogue, the Minister unveiled an industry-supported Aquaculture Development Plan to grow Western Australia’s aquaculture industry, which has the potential to export to ASEAN markets and create up to 6,000 jobs across WA.The Dialogue started on Monday (November 16), shortly after Australia signed the world’s largest free trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which will create significant opportunities for WA.RCEP countries include seven of Western Australia’s top 15 trading partners – several of them ASEAN countries – and offers opportunities for the State’s farmers and other businesses, particularly in the services sector.The five-day dialogue, which took place online this year, included more than 350 delegates from 11 countries and 16 influential speakers who provided important insights into market and partnership development.The theme of this year’s dialogue – ‘WA and ASEAN: A Shared Economic Recovery’ – focused on the relationship between WA and South-East Asian countries as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19.The $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan includes a range of initiatives to support the State’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The plan will support WA’s long-term engagement with Asia including in renewable energy, new technologies, manufacturing and health care.This year’s online format saw program presentations and panel discussions broadcast live from Perth to business leaders, policymakers and economists across WA and South-East Asia.Home to more than 650 million people, the ASEAN region has a bigger population than the European Union or North America.If ASEAN were a country, it would have a combined GDP of around US$3 trillion. By 2050, the ASEAN region is projected to rank as the world’s fourth largest economy, which offers significant opportunities for WA businesses.In its third year, the annual WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue is an important initiative of the McGowan Government, delivered in partnership with the Perth USAsia Centre.All online forums have been professionally recorded and will be available for free online next month.For more information, visit https://perthusasia.edu.auAs stated by Asian Engagement Minister Peter Tinley:“Thousands of Western Australian families depend on our State’s trade with Asia for their jobs and economic security.“Our efforts to build a more resilient and diversified WA economy post-COVID includes expanding trade with ASEAN nations, and supporting local businesses to succeed in South-East Asian markets.“This will only become more important following Australia’s involvement in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which is the largest trade deal in history.“As part of WA’s economic recovery we are preparing now for when we have full access to our Asian and international markets.“The 2020 Western Australia-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue has explored the current connections and opportunities between our regions, and how our economies can work more strongly together.” /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:america, Asia, Australia, Australian, Europe, European Union, free trade, GDP, Government, Investment, North America, renewable energy, trade deal, U.S., WA, Western Australialast_img read more

Canada supports cleaner, healthier classrooms across Ontario by reinvesting carbon pollution pricing revenues

first_imgCanada supports cleaner, healthier classrooms across Ontario by reinvesting carbon pollution pricing revenues From: Environment and Climate Change CanadaToday, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced that the federal government will provide approximately $40.8 million through the Climate Action Incentive Fund to upgrade 162 schools in Ontario to be more energy efficient. Energy-efficient schools will support better indoor air quality, leading to better health outcomes for Ontario students and educators, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy-efficient buildings also pollute less and help schools save on energy costs while fighting climate change.Canadians want to see action on climate change, and they know that pollution cannot be free. That’s why the Government of Canada is ensuring that there is a fair, minimum price on carbon pollution across the country and is returning the revenues back to households to make life more affordable and to communities to help them cut pollution and save on energy costs.Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced that the federal government will provide approximately $40.8 million through the Climate Action Incentive Fund to upgrade 162 schools in Ontario to be more energy efficient. Energy-efficient schools will support better indoor air quality, leading to better health outcomes for Ontario students and educators, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy-efficient buildings also pollute less and help schools save on energy costs while fighting climate change.Through the Climate Action Incentive Fund, students across Ontario will benefit from cleaner air and more comfortable classrooms. For example, St. Pius X High School, in Ottawa, will receive $431,455 for roof and insulation replacements; St. James Catholic School, in Guelph, will receive $230,169 to replace its entire HVAC control system and associated equipment; and École Élementaire Charles-Sauriol, in Toronto, will receive $346,477 to replace its ventilation system to improve energy efficiency.Upgrades to schools across Ontario are made possible by revenues from the federal carbon-pollution pricing system, which ensures that it is not free to pollute anywhere in Canada. In jurisdictions like Ontario, where the federal backstop currently applies, all revenues are returned to the province in which they were collected-approximately 90 percent of revenue goes back to families through the Climate Action Incentive rebate, leaving the majority of families better off. The other 10 percent is invested in pollution reduction projects-such as these proposed for schools.In December 2020, Canada announced its strengthened climate plan, which builds on and accelerates climate action already underway, so we can exceed our 2030 Paris Agreement emissions reduction target and establish the building blocks to get to net-zero by 2050. The plan will make life more affordable for Canadians and make communities more livable, while focusing on creating jobs, growing the middle class, and supporting workers in a stronger and cleaner economy.Quotes“Through the price on pollution, we are supporting good projects in Ontario, which will provide students and teachers with healthier and more comfortable classrooms while tackling climate change. The price on pollution is also putting more money in the pockets of hard-working Ontario families, through the Climate Action Incentive rebate. This year, a family of four will receive $600 back after they file their taxes.”– The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change“Making schools more energy efficient provides our kids with better air quality in classrooms, saves on energy costs, and delivers on climate action that our kids deserve. We’re reinvesting revenues back into our buildings through retrofits to reduce emissions for a cleaner, net-zero future.”– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“The federal CAIF funding, supplemented by Ontario Ministry of Education funding, is helping us to implement structural changes that are aligned with the views and actions of students across our school board. They are deeply committed to environmental issues and want to see the School Board do their part through energy-efficient retrofits.”– Thomas D’Amico, Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School BoardQuick factsIn Canada, the energy used in homes and buildings accounts for nearly a quarter of the country’s greenhouse-gas emissions.Studies indicate that health benefits of energy-efficient buildings could represent up to 75 percent of the overall benefits of energy-efficiency retrofits.Green buildings currently account for nearly 300,000 jobs in Canada.In Canada’s recently announced strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and A Healthy Economy, the Government committed to investing $1.5 billion over three years for green and inclusive community buildings and to requiring that at least 10 percent of this funding be allocated to projects serving First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. The Government also committed to providing $2.6 billion over seven years to help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient. This funding will provide grants of up to $5,000; up to one million free EnerGuide assessments; and support to recruit and train EnerGuide auditors. /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:agreement, air quality, Canada, Catholic, climate change, education, efficiency, energy efficiency, environment, federal government, Government, infrastructure, Ottawa, Paris, pollution, the Pocketlast_img read more

Psychologists welcome telehealth extension

first_imgPsychologists welcome telehealth extension Australia’s peak body for psychologists has welcomed the Federal Government’s extension of telehealth psychology sessions under Medicare, until 30 June 2021.Throughout the pandemic, telehealth psychology has been a lifeline for Australians to access vital mental health support, particularly when face-to-face sessions aren’t possible or there is a barrier to care.President of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Tamara Cavenett said the APS applauds the Federal Government’s commitment to mental health throughout the pandemic.“Disrupted treatment plans can mean two steps forward and one step back. Today’s announcement will provide much needed certainty for psychologists and their clients,” said Ms Cavenett.“As we have reiterated many times in recent weeks, psychologists have been on the front-line of a mental health crisis in Australia, and now is the time to support access and equity in mental health support.”Over the course of the pandemic, 94 percent of psychologists have adopted telehealth, and the accessibility and flexibility it offers Australians has been invaluable.The APS will continue to advocate to Government about the importance of making telehealth for psychology sessions a permanent part of the Medicare system. /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:Accessibility, APS, Australia, Australian, Australian Psychological Society, Federal, federal government, Government, Medicare, mental health, pandemic, peak body, President, psychology, telehealth, treatmentlast_img read more

South Australia coronovirus update as at 27 March 2021

first_imgSouth Australia coronovirus update as at 27 March 2021 There has been three new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 648 cases notified in South Australia.Today’s cases are a male in his 30s, a female in her 30s, and a male in his 40s. All three cases have recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival.Anyone who has visited Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Region Local Government Area since 20 March should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result. You should also get tested again on day five and day 13. There is no need to self-isolate after receiving a negative COVID-19 result in the first test unless you have symptoms.For the latest updates and testing requirements visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.Case breakdownTotal new cases today – 3Total number currently in hospital – 0Total cases to date – 648Recovered cases – 630Deaths – 4Tests carried out yesterday – 2,367Total tests to date – 1,161,382Active casesActive cases – 14Overseas acquired – 14Close contact – 0Locally acquired (contact unknown) – 0Interstate acquired – 0SA Health administered vaccinations updateVaccinations administered yesterday – 1,440Total vaccinations administered to date – 22,272All South Australians who have symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested on the day symptoms appear. Symptoms include:Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)An acute respiratory infection e.g. cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breathLoss of smell or alteration in the sense of tasteDiarrhoea and vomiting /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:Australia, Brisbane, council, covid-19, Government, health, hospital, infection, Local Government, Loss, SA, SA Health, South Australia, testing, visitlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Professor To Present Talk On Unique Mayan Archaeological Site Sept. 17

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder anthropology Professor Payson Sheets will give a free public talk on Monday, Sept. 17, about the site of Ceren in El Salvador, buried by volcanic ash 1,400 years ago and considered the best preserved ancient village in Latin America.The archaeology talk will be on campus at 7 p.m. in room 220 of the Education Building, located just north of the intersection of 15th Street and Broadway. Paid parking is available in the Euclid AutoPark located east of the University Memorial Center.Sheets and his team have unearthed a wealth of artifacts from the Maya farming village buried under about 15 feet of ash, which produced a rare snapshot of the daily lives of ordinary people and new information about ancient Mayan agricultural practices. In June, Sheets and several graduate students discovered a buried manioc planting-field, the first evidence of cultivation of the calorie-rich tuber ever in the New World.The finding may help explain how larger Mayan population centers sustained their populations. Discoveries at Ceren suggest a new interpretation of Mayan culture, which Sheets said was less dominated by the society’s elite than many archaeologists believe.The lecture is sponsored by the Boulder Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the CU-Boulder departments of classics and anthropology. For more information, call 303-499-1750. Published: Sept. 13, 2007 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Ayushman Bharat achieves 50 lakh treatments milestone

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 50 lakh hospital admissions took place in public, empanelled private hospitals that provide care to beneficiaries under the schemeHalf a crore hospital treatments have been provided under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), the flagship health assurance scheme of the Government of India, in just over a year. There are nine hospital admissions every minute across India, in the first year.PM-JAY is the world’s largest fully Government funded health insurance scheme, which was launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on September 23, last year. Today the scheme crossed 50 lakh treatments mark. These secondary and tertiary level treatments worth Rs. 7,901 crore have been carried out in the 32 States and Union Territories implementing the scheme. More than 60 per cent of the amount spent has been on tertiary care. Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Radiation Oncology, Cardio-thoracic and Vascular Surgery, and Urology have emerged as the top tertiary specialities.Lauding the progress of the scheme, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare said “The Ayushman Bharat family is growing by leaps and bounds. In just over one year, under PM-JAY more than 50 lakh treatments have been availed by beneficiaries across the country. But, this is just the beginning for this path-breaking scheme. We are grateful to our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for his visionary leadership. The successful implementation of this scheme will help us take forward Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s vision of “Antyodaya” – the upliftment of the last man, such that this deprived man gets the benefits of development. The aim of our government is to make Bharat “Rog mukt and Ayushmaan!”Speaking on the occasion, Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO, NHA said “50 lakh hospital treatments is a significant milestone for PM-JAY, but there is a long journey ahead. The scheme will continue to focus on reducing catastrophic out-of-pocket health expenditure, improving access to quality health care and meeting the unmet need of the population for hospitalisation care, so that we move towards the vision of Universal Health Coverage. Empowering the poorest people in the country with the assurance of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY is a major area of focus for us.”PM-JAY is a partnership of public and private sector health systems. The 50 lakh hospital admissions have taken place in the public and empanelled private hospitals that provide care to the beneficiaries under the scheme. To date, 18,486 hospitals have been empanelled across India. In the first year, 53 per cent of the empanelled hospitals are private, especially multi-speciality hospitals. So far, the scheme has been implemented in 32 States and Union Territories, and there are more than 50,000 portability cases, wherein migrant and travelling eligible Indians have availed their treatment outside their home states.The aim of PM-JAY is to bring quality healthcare to more than 50 crore poor and vulnerable Indians across the country. The scheme gives annual healthcare benefits of up to Rs 5 lakh for every entitled family, and provides cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiary at the point of service. Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya YojanaCardio-thoracic and Vascular SurgerycardiologyDr Harsh VardhanDr Indu BhushanNarendra Modiorthopaedicsradiation oncologyurology By EH News Bureau on October 15, 2019 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Ayushman Bharat achieves 50 lakh treatments milestone Read Article Add Comment Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) Related Postslast_img read more