Six Dental Surgeons Coming Later This Year

first_imgRelatedSix Dental Surgeons Coming Later This Year FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Six dental surgeons from Cuba will be available to work at the primary health care level, when they arrive in the island later this year.This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, during an interview with JIS News, following a planning and evaluation meeting of the Oral Health Services Unit, at the Alhambra Inn, in Kingston on Tuesday, February 12.“Very soon, a team will be going off to conduct the interviews, and I would expect them by the first quarter of the 2013/2014 financial year. That is to close the gap and to ensure that parishes, such as St. Thomas, will not be without a dental surgeon in the public space,” he said.The Minister noted that the addition is expected to assist in boosting the local profession and strengthening the manpower available.“We have Cubans here who have assessed the dental equipment in all our clinics. Already we have started work in terms of refurbishing clinics across the country and once we can get the manpower and the clinics up and running, then my own expectation is that we will begin to see the numbers coming, in terms of treatment,” he told JIS News.Dr. Ferguson said the Ministry will be implementing strategies to address the issue of the dental workforce and to enhance access for the most vulnerable and at-risk communities.The Minister said despite dental services being considered the “poor cousin in the family of health services”, oral diseases and conditions are important public health concerns.In the meantime, he pointed out that the Ministry will be increasing its promotion of oral and dental care as part of the prevention services at the primary health care level. Advertisements RelatedSix Dental Surgeons Coming Later This Yearcenter_img RelatedSix Dental Surgeons Coming Later This Year Story HighlightsSix dental surgeons from Cuba will be available to work at the primary health care level, when they arrive in the island later this year.This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, during an interview with JIS News, following a planning and evaluation meeting of the Oral Health Services Unit, at the Alhambra Inn, in Kingston on Tuesday, February 12.“Very soon, a team will be going off to conduct the interviews, and I would expect them by the first quarter of the 2013/2014 financial year. That is to close the gap and to ensure that parishes, such as St. Thomas, will not be without a dental surgeon in the public space,” he said. Six Dental Surgeons Coming Later This Year Health & WellnessFebruary 12, 2013Written by: Chris Pattersonlast_img read more

Clerks remind Floridians with court-ordered financial obligations: ‘We’re here to help’

first_img Apr 17, 2020 Regular News Clerks remind Floridians with court-ordered financial obligations: ‘We’re here to help’ The Florida’s Court Clerks and Comptrollers are reminding Floridians that reasonable payment plans are available for those who owe court-ordered financial obligations.Due to the economic downturn caused by prevention measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, individuals may find themselves in trying financial circumstances and the clerk say they are committed “to working with individuals to find the best repayment options to fit their circumstances.”“Floridians should not be afraid to talk to their clerk about adjusting their payment plan, or agreeing on reasonable repayment terms during these trying times,” said Chris Hart IV, chief executive officer of Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers. “Clerks are willing to help, but they depend on individuals asking for the help they need. Otherwise, clerks may not know someone is having trouble making payments.”More information about how clerks are responding to the Covid-19 emergency, along with a directory of county clerks, is available at www.flclerks.com/page/covid-19. The clerks have also posted a video to explain how they can help.last_img read more

Rehberg Proposes Land Swap to Protect Jesus Statue

first_imgHELENA – U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg proposed a land swap Monday to save a Jesus statue that is facing eviction from U.S. Forest Service land.The Forest Service recently rescinded its initial decision to remove the five-decades-old statue from a Whitefish ski hill amid an uproar over the decision. The agency announced Monday that a new public comment period was open as it analyzes the matter again.Rehberg wants to take steps to ensure the statue can stay put. He is proposing legislation that would hand over the landmark’s home — a 25-by-25-foot patch of land — to the Big Mountain ski resort. The resort, in turn, would swap the same amount of land elsewhere to the Forest Service.The resort, where the statue has been a curiosity and sight to skiers for years, has said it does not want the statue to be taken down.The Forest Service has warned that current laws and past court decisions could be stacked against allowing it to lease land for the Jesus statue. In reviewing its decision, however, the agency noted that eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places could help the monument.The Freedom From Religion Foundation prompted the review after arguing the Forest Service was breaching separation of church and state rules by leasing the land for the Jesus statue. It has been pushing the agency to stand by its original decision to remove the religious icon.The group, which said it has received hostile hate mail from the shrine’s supporters, did not immediately respond Monday to Rehberg’s latest proposal to swap the federal land to the ski resort.Members of the local Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization, erected the statue in the 1950s. They included World War II veterans who were inspired by religious monuments they saw while fighting in the mountains of Europe. The group has said the statue made of a cement-type material is too fragile to be moved.Rehberg said his proposed land-swap legislation provides another option should the Forest Service reject the lease renewal.“Fortunately, the public outcry in Montana and around the country bought us some time,” Rehberg said in a release. “I certainly hope the Forest Service will respect the wishes of just about everyone in the local community, but if they decide to fold to out-of-state lawyers, it’s important to have an ace in the hole.”The Forest Service said Monday it will take public comment on a new 10-year lease through Dec. 8. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

DeKalb High School Named Georgia School of Excellence

first_img ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings 1:07 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories Share State officials choose 28 Schools of Excellence each year: 2 from each of Georgia’s 14 congressional districts. State Superintendent John Barge said a school can be chosen for one of two reasons. The first is having the highest score on a state-issued report card.Listen to the broadcast version of this story.1:07“The second way a school is chosen as a Georgia School of Excellence is being the school in the congressional district that makes the highest progress from year to year in improving student achievement,” Barge said.  That’s why DeKalb Early College Academy was chosen. At DECA, as it’s called, students are “scholars” and teachers “professors.” Sophomore Amira Daugherty credited her professors for the school’s success.“They give us a lot of work but it’s to help us better understand the material,” she said. “And then they’re willing to assist you in class if you don’t understand something. So, they always give you the opportunity to succeed, which leads to excellence. And I feel that that’s why we were recognized as a School of Excellence.”  Through a partnership with Georgia Perimeter College, DECA offers college level courses to juniors and seniors. So, most students leave high school with a diploma and an Associate’s Degree.DECA’s graduation rate was about 95% last year. That’s the highest in the DeKalb schools and well above the state average of 69%. They also received the Best High School Bronze Award from U.S. News and World Report.  Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more

KIF Kolding and FC Midtjylland won Danish Super Cup

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsKIF Kolding Kobenhavn made the nice intro to the new season by winning the Danish Super Cup 2014 over the biggest rival Aalborg 17:16 (11:7). How tough match that was showing the number of total goals at the end…KIF Kolding København – Aalborg Håndbold 17-16 (11-7) KIF Kolding København: Simon E. Jensen 6, Martin Dolk 4, Bo Spellerberg 3, Lars Jørgensen 2, Kim Andersson 1, Lukas Karlsson 1.Aalborg Håndbold: Emil Beggren 6, Håvard Tvedten 5, Nicolai Pedersen 2, Niclas Barud 1, Sander Sagosen 1, Morten Slundt 1.FC Midtjylland beat Viborg HK 25:19 in the female Super Cup. Mindegia and Stenmalm first KIF Kolding signings! ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:FC Midtjylland, KIF Kolding KIF Kolding went bankrupt? Ortega leads Japan in January and talks with KIF Kolding! 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. Recommended for you Click to commentlast_img read more