Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgMeikles Limited (MEIK.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ireland u20’s challenge the Haka – Junior World Championship 2009

first_imgThursday Jun 11, 2009 Ireland u20’s challenge the Haka – Junior World Championship 2009 The Junior World Championship has captured the imagination of rugby fans across Japan as Under 20 sides from around the world compete for the title of the best team at that age group.While most of the players taking part are inexperienced youngsters who are getting their first taste of international competition, there are some who have already taken the leap into professional rugby.World Series Sevens, Guinness Premiership, and Super 14 players are all represented at the tournament, adding to the interest levels and the quality of play.Last years champions New Zealand took on Ireland at the Mizuho Rugby Ground in Nagoya, but from the start Ireland showed that they were not to be intimidated by one of the most consistently powerful junior sides around.As is commonplace these days, Ireland challenged the Haka, but perhaps went a bit overboard as they were practically standing on the players before it was over.They were out to make a point, and they did just that as they match was confrontational and competitive, but they were no match for the might of the Baby Blacks, who won 17-0. Did the young Irishmen take things a bit too far? Was Zac Guildford out of line for lashing out at the end? Or was it all perfectly fine and just another part of rugby theatre? We’re keen to hear what you think. Time: 02:22ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Riders with disabilities express righteous anger at MTA board meeting

first_imgThe Metropolitan Transit Authority has never produced an official map of the New York City subway system that only shows stations with accessibility for people with disabilities. That is because it would be embarrassing. More than 75 percent of subway stations would have to be removed — revealing the lowest rate of accessibility of any city in the United States. While the MTA is considered a “public-benefit corporation,” it is clear who is not considered part of the  public: people with disabilities.Actions at the May 24 MTA board meeting only made this more obvious.Early that morning, around 60 people with disabilities gathered at the New York City Transit Office to speak during the public comments session of the monthly MTA board meeting. This was no small accomplishment, as it is considerably more difficult for riders with disabilities to get around the city compared to nondisabled riders. From lack of service and chronic delays to packed buses and outright abandonment by the Access-a-Ride system, riders with disabilities go through hell to get where they are going.But regardless of these riders’ commitment to raising their concerns and advocating for their rights, the MTA had no interest in hearing the grievances of those who made it to the MTA office that morning. After a few speakers were allowed to talk about their issues with the transit system and Access-a-Ride program, the MTA ended the public comments session early. The dozens of riders who hadn’t spoken yet were told they could present at the end.This decision by the MTA exemplified a stunning ignorance of the struggle that riders with disabilities have in the city. Many of them could not afford to wait until the end because they would miss their rides home, or they had places to be and needed extra time to get there given the lack of reliable service. The anger at the MTA for leaving the room to conduct its meeting in private was so great that riders with disabilities left the meeting in angry protest.This obvious discrimination is incredibly dangerous behavior by the MTA, especially when people with disabilities are under attack. Trump’s budget is cutting services for people with disabilities left and right — from Meals-on-Wheels to Social Security’s program for people with disabilities.What we need is a transit authority of the people. But what we have right now is a transit authority for the rich. It’s not like lack of service is due to a shortage of resources. If it were, we would ask the MTA how it could spend billions of dollars expanding the 7 line into Hudson Yards in mid-Manhattan. But, of course, we don’t have to ask them how. We know where their priorities are: working for the convenience of ruling-class elites who work and live in places like Hudson Yards, instead of serving people with disabilities across the five boroughs.People with disabilities ought not to be reminded everyday that they live with a disability. A better transit system is possible for all. But people with disabilities and those without them have to unite and fight for it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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News media targeted by Al-Qaeda and other terror groups

first_imgNews December 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News media targeted by Al-Qaeda and other terror groups Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Organisation Reporters Without Borders and the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), its partner organization in Iraq, strongly condemns the threat of a wave of Al-Qaeda bombings against news media that has just been reported by the Iraqi interior ministry. Asking not to be named, a ministry official said on 30 November that Al-Qaeda was planning a campaign of car-bombings against ministries, universities, institutes and news media including the Al-Iraqiya, Al-Farat and Al-Soumariya television stations and the newspaper Al-Sabah.The information is based on confessions reportedly made by a dozen Al-Qaeda members who were arrested in the Baghdad neighbourhood of Mansour on 27 November and who are said to have acknowledged responsibility for many attacks including the hostage-taking in the Christian church of Sayidat al-Najat in Baghdad on 31 October.The interior ministry has announced the creation of a Protection Committee headed by interior minister Jawad Al-Bolani that is tasked with protecting all of the potential targets.Reporters Without Borders and JFO appeal to the leaders of Al-Qaeda and its allies in Iraq to immediately call off any plans to attack public institutions and news media and to stop targeting civilians, including journalists.The two organizations remind Al-Qaeda of the 600-page fatwa issued by the Pakistani Muslim scholar Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in March 2010 in which he described the perpetrators and instigators of suicide bombings as the enemies of Islam. “There is no place for the martyr in Islam,” he said.“They cannot claim that their suicide bombings are martyrdom operations and that they become the heroes of the Muslim Umma (Islamic community),” Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri wrote. “No, they become the heroes of hellfire (…) their acts are never, ever to be considered jihad (holy struggle).”Journalists have to cover official events at first hand but that does not mean that they support particular politicians or public figures. They are liable to fall victim to suicide bombings which, by targeting public buildings and large gatherings, aim to take as many innocent lives as possible. This is not acceptable.Reporters Without Borders and JFO also condemn an attempt to murder the well-known TV presenter Nahed Najeeb in Kirkuk, 200 km north of Baghdad, on 27 November. Gunmen opened fire on his home at about 10 a.m. but Najeeb, who is of Turkmen origin, was not hit. Their identity and motives are still unknown but initial indications point to a link with disputes between different ethnic groups in Kirkuk. to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq December 16, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more News News A famous radio presenter and then TV anchor during Saddam Hussein’s time, Najeeb has been based in Kirkuk since 2003. He initially worked for the Turkmen TV station Turkmen Illi but was forced to resign. He now works as the news director of the satellite TV station Al-Sharqiya, which has its headquarters in Dubai and Amman.Here is list of targeted attacks on journalists in Iraq in 2010, starting with the latest:- Mazen Mardan Al-Baghdadi, a presenter on local satellite TV station Al-Mousiliya, was gunned down in Mosul on 21 November.- Tahrir Kadhem Jawad, a cameraman employed by the U.S. Arabic-language TV station Al-Hurra, was killed by a bomb in Jasr Al-Korma, in east Fallujah, as he was about to leave for work on 4 October. The bomb had been placed underneath his car.- Alaa Mohsen, the host of the programme “Liqa Sakhen” on state-run satellite TV station Al-Iraqiya, was badly injured by a bomb placed underneath his car as he was about to leave his home in Biyaa, in the Baghdad suburb of Saydiya, to go to work in Baghdad on the morning of 27 September.- Safaa Al-Dine Abdul Hameed, the presenter of the Al-Mousiliya programme “Our Mosques,” was gunned down outside his home in Mosul as he was leaving for work on 8 September.- Al-Iraqiya TV news presenter Riyad As-Saray was shot dead by unidentified gunmen as he was leaving his Baghdad home on 7 September.- The body of Kamal Qassim Mohamed, the deputy editor of the magazine Al-Mustaqila, was found in Baghdad on 24 August, six days after his abduction by gunmen. He had been shot.- A car-bomb explosion badly damaged satellite TV news station Al-Arabiya’s bureau in the central Baghdad district of Harithya on 26 July, following a series of threats of attacks on the station by terrorist networks.- The body of journalist Sardasht Osman was found in Mosul on 6 May, two days after he was kidnapped outside the language department of Salahadin University in the nearby city of Erbil.- Omar Ibrahim Al-Jabouri, the satellite TV station Al-Rasheed’s head of public relations, lost both of his legs in a targeted car-bombing in Micanic, in the south Baghdad suburb of Doura, on 13 April.- Munir Assa’d, Al-Hurra TV’s Mosul correspondent, escaped a murder attempt when gunmen threw a grenade at him in Mosul on the morning of 5 April. Assa’d also represents a press freedom organisation in Ninawa, the region of which Mosul is the capital.- An explosion outside the Iranian embassy in Baghdad on 4 April seriously damaged the offices of the Iraqi journalists union and the satellite TV station Al-Diyar, and injured three journalists.- Three journalists – Baghdad TV correspondent Moataz Al-Mashhadani, cameraman Akram Abbas and Al-Hurra TV cameraman Haidar Mohamed – were injured in a double bombing on 29 March in Karbala. They had just arrived at the scene of the first explosion when a second bomb went off. Al-Mashhadani was hospitalised in Karbala with serious injuries.- Muayad Al-Lami, the head of the Iraqi Union of Journalists, was the target of a murder attempt on 21 March in Baghdad.- Maytham Al-Ahmed, the manager of radio Sindibad and editor of the independent weekly Al-Amani, was the target of a murder attempt in Basra on 17 March. 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Daily newspaper Today sacks blogger “mr brown” after government criticism

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts October 15, 2020 Find out more October 2, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources SingaporeAsia – Pacific April 10, 2020 Find out morecenter_img July 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily newspaper Today sacks blogger “mr brown” after government criticism RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review SingaporeAsia – Pacific Organisation News Blogger Lee Kin Mun, alias mr brown, has had his weekly column axed in the daily Today, after a member of the government criticised the blogger in the newspaper.“This incident confirms in every way the fears we have about the government stranglehold on the media,” the press freedom organisation said. “The outspokenness of mr brown will be sadly missed in the Singaporean press”.The newspaper, part of the state-owned Mediacorp Press group, had given the blogger a column to try to attract a younger readership. Despite the 6 July 2006 decision to oust him from the paper, Lee Kin Mun continues to run his blog www.mrbrown.com, one of the most popular in the country.——————05.07.2006Government criticised for condemning “unconstructive” articleIt is not the job of government officials to take a position on newspaper articles or blog posts unless they are clearly illegal, Reporters Without Borders pointed out today after the Singaporean newspaper Today published an opinion piece by an official on 3 July condemning a recent post by blogger Lee Kin Mun as over-politicised and unconstructive.“This reaction from a Singaporean official is disturbing,” the press freedom organisation said. “It reads like a warning to all journalists and bloggers in a country in which the media are already strictly controlled. The media have a right to criticise the government’s actions and express political views. Furthermore, a newspaper’s editorial policies depend solely on its editors. They should under no circumstances be subject to instructions issued by the government.”Lee, who uses the pseudonym “mr brown,” wrote an article entitled “S’poreans are fed, up with progress!” for Today’s opinion pages on 30 June in which he criticised recent government measures and the constant cost-of-living rises in an amusing and acerbic fashion.Krishnasamy Bhavani, a press secretary to the ministry of information, communications and arts, responded with an article published in Today on 3 July in which she defended her government’s policies but went on to criticise Lee for taking a political position.“It is not the role of journalists or newspapers in Singapore to champion issues, or campaign for or against the Government,” she wrote. “If a columnist presents himself as a non-political observer, while exploiting his access to the mass media to undermine the government’s standing with the electorate, then he is no longer a constructive critic, but a partisan player in politics.”Lee is one of Singapore’s most popular bloggers. When the government banned political podcasts during the recent elections in April, the media largely took its cue from Lee’s position that, “Prison got no broadband,” in which he seemed to discourage bloggers from violating the new rules. But he nonetheless tested the authorities himself by posting a series of “persistently non-political podcasts” on his blog.Reporters Without Borders was not able to reach Lee for a comment.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News to go further Follow the news on Singaporelast_img read more

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Bin waiver extended until end of the year in Limerick

first_img Previous articlePuppy farm dogs found “living in own faeces”Next article€20 million Limerick social housing projects Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK City and County Council will extend the current bin waiver scheme until the end of the year.Funding for the waiver scheme was cut by 10 per cent in the council’s January budget with council officials proposing a much reduced scheme in March. Following protests from the Anti Austerity Alliance, the local authority has agreed that extra funding will be made available to keep the bin waiver scheme as is this year.Environment and Water Department Director of Services Kieran Lehane, said initial legal advice had identified significant issues that would require further consideration and, in the interim, both schemes will continue to operate as heretofore until the end of this year.Welcoming the move, AAA councillor for City North, Cian Prendiville said he was glad that the officials had agreed to make up the shortfall, following a strong response from the communities including protests at council meetings.“This is proof that people power and political pressure can work,” he said.He went on to warn that a serious threat still hangs over the waiver for next year, and said another campaign may well be needed later this year.“The bin waiver will come up again later in the year, as they try to come up with an alternative. We will be fighting to ensure any new waiver scheme does not result in new charges or cuts to level of service. However, the only thing that will stop cuts to the waiver will be communities getting organised to defend it,” he said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsBin waiver extended until end of the year in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – May 7, 2015 514 WhatsApp TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivillelimerickLimerick City and County Council Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories last_img read more

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OLD SCHOOL: Ramage looks back on ’60s Brundidge teachers

first_img Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Sponsored Content Skip Hollis leads Goshen to overtime win over Central Hayneville The Goshen Eagles pulled of a 75-70 overtime win over Central-Hayneville on Wednesday to advance to the Class 2A Area… read more “I was in the third grade when the school at Hamilton closed,” Ramage said. “When I was in the sixth grade, the school at Tarentum closed and here came Miss Mamie Dubose. She would get you!”Ramage said the teachers at Brundidge Elementary School were interested in their students and dedicated to their receiving a “good foundation” in education. And getting a good foundation included what Ramage said, today, might be called harassment.“Teachers didn’t send you to the principal to be disciplined. They took care of it themselves,” he said. “Or course, paddling was in style back then – when it was needed. But for minor things, you had to write on the blackboard, ‘I shall not talk in class’ 100 times or wash the blackboard or dust the erasers. Sometimes you had to miss play period and clean up the classroom.”The best year of his elementary school days was the year Tarentum School closed. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Imagine retired Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage sitting in detention in a Coca-Cola box at the dark end of the schoolhouse hall.Ramage laughingly remembers many times that he climbed onto a folding chair to get in the old Coke box to think long and hard about what happened to little boys who talked in class.“It was one of those old metal Coke boxes with a lid on top, but the lid was off,” Ramage said. “Miss Dubose was a tough teacher and I liked to talk so I was up in the Coke box a lot.” Published 4:00 am Thursday, February 8, 2018 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Ramage looks back on his elementary days in Brundidge with fond memories and deep respect and admiration for the teachers, those who taught him and those who influenced him from across the hall.“Brundidge was a small school so you knew all the teachers whether you had them or not,” he said. “‘Miss’ Burnett was my first grade teacher and she was a sweet, sweet lady and she loved her ‘children.’ And, I knew about the other first-grade teacher, ‘Miss Synco.’ What I remember most about her was that her students were all good readers because she really pushed reading.”When small county schools closed, those students came to the county elementary school in Brundidge, bringing a host of new students and their teachers. Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder OLD SCHOOL: Ramage looks back on ’60s Brundidge teachers The faculty members of the Brundidge Elementary School in 1961 were, front from left, Lois Brantley, Avis Burnett, Avis Synco, Mamie Dubose, Louise Haisten, Gussie Green and Annie Harmon. Back row, Lucy Hixon, Mittie Witherington, Opal Harvill, Ellie Bowden, Bessie Bowden and Louise Chambers. “We had so many children in our grade that they had to put us way over in the American Legion Building that was later the Doghouse,” Ramage said. “We loved being down there because we could go outside and play anytime our teachers would let us. The only time we went up to the ‘real’ schoolhouse was at dinnertime. Nobody wanted to walk all the way down to where our class was so we were left alone. We had a ball down there.”The 13 teachers, who dispensed education to the students in their classrooms at Brundidge Elementary School in the mid1950s and 1960s and those across the hall and down the hall, all had an impact on the student population.“Miss Annie Harmon and my mother were good friends, so she was a big influence on me,” Ramage said. “But I was influenced by most all of the teachers. Several of them were my classroom teachers over those elementary years. But even the ones that were not had a positive influence on my life and, I would think, on all of our lives. We could not have had a better group of teachers to provide us with our foundation in education. It just took some of us knuckleheads a while to realize it.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Military plane crash victims identified: Puerto Rico National Guard

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The names of the nine people who were killed in the crash of a military cargo plane in Georgia were released Thursday by the Puerto Rico National Guard.The crash took place shortly after the WC-130 plane took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on Wednesday morning. The plane was en route to a so-called “boneyard” in Arizona.The “boneyard” is the holding facility at the base for 4,400 old aircraft that are stored for spare parts or future use.All of the victims were members of the 156th Air Wing of Puerto Rico’s Air National Guard.“Taking care of our fallen Airmen’s families and loved ones is our top priority,” said the adjutant general of Puerto Rico, Brig. Gen. Isabelo Rivera, in a statement released with the names of the victims.“We are fully supporting them and providing all the assistance and resources of the Puerto Rico National Guard during this difficult moment,” he added.An Air Force official told ABC News that five of the victims were traveling as crew members on the flight and the other four were traveling as passengers.The list of names released by the Puerto Rico National Guard noted that all nine had several years — and for some, decades — of experience in the service.1. Maj. José R. Román Rosado, pilotRosado had 18 years of service in the National Guard. He is survived by his wife and two sons.2. Maj. Carlos Pérez Serra, navigatorSerra had 23 years of service. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.3. 1st Lt. David Albandoz, co-pilotAlbondoz, a Puerto Rican native who had been living in Alabama before the crash, had 16 years of service. He is survived by his wife and daughter.4. Senior Master Sgt. Jan Paravisini, mechanicParavisini had 21 years of service in the National Guard. He is survived by two daughters and son.5. Master Sgt. Jean AudriffredAudriffred had 16 years of service prior to the crash and is survived by his wife and two sons.6. Master Sgt. Mario Braña, flight engineerBraña had 17 years of service in the National Guard. He is survived by his mother and daughter.7. Master Sgt. Víctor ColónColón had 22 years of service before the crash. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.8. Master Sgt. Eric Circuns, loadmasterHe had 31 years of service to his name and is survived by his wife, two step-daughters and son.9. Senior Airman Roberto EspadaEspada had three years of service and is survived by his grandmother.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The names of the nine people who were killed in the crash of a military cargo plane in Georgia were released Thursday by the Puerto Rico National Guard.The crash took place shortly after the WC-130 plane took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on Wednesday morning. The plane was en route to a so-called “boneyard” in Arizona.The “boneyard” is the holding facility at the base for 4,400 old aircraft that are stored for spare parts or future use.All of the victims were members of the 156th Air Wing of Puerto Rico’s Air National Guard.“Taking care of our fallen Airmen’s families and loved ones is our top priority,” said the adjutant general of Puerto Rico, Brig. Gen. Isabelo Rivera, in a statement released with the names of the victims.“We are fully supporting them and providing all the assistance and resources of the Puerto Rico National Guard during this difficult moment,” he added.An Air Force official told ABC News that five of the victims were traveling as crew members on the flight and the other four were traveling as passengers.The list of names released by the Puerto Rico National Guard noted that all nine had several years — and for some, decades — of experience in the service.1. Maj. José R. Román Rosado, pilotRosado had 18 years of service in the National Guard. He is survived by his wife and two sons.2. Maj. Carlos Pérez Serra, navigatorSerra had 23 years of service. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.3. 1st Lt. David Albandoz, co-pilotAlbondoz, a Puerto Rican native who had been living in Alabama before the crash, had 16 years of service. He is survived by his wife and daughter.4. Senior Master Sgt. Jan Paravisini, mechanicParavisini had 21 years of service in the National Guard. He is survived by two daughters and son.5. Master Sgt. Jean AudriffredAudriffred had 16 years of service prior to the crash and is survived by his wife and two sons.6. Master Sgt. Mario Braña, flight engineerBraña had 17 years of service in the National Guard. He is survived by his mother and daughter.7. Master Sgt. Víctor ColónColón had 22 years of service before the crash. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.8. Master Sgt. Eric Circuns, loadmasterHe had 31 years of service to his name and is survived by his wife, two step-daughters and son.9. Senior Airman Roberto EspadaEspada had three years of service and is survived by his grandmother.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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How being prepared for hurricane season starts with solar power in one Puerto Rico town

first_imgJoshua Hoyos/ABC News(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Angel Colon’s memory of what happened on Sept. 20, 2017 is still fresh in his mind. Standing on the rooftop of a one-story community building, he describes what happened to a nearby basketball court.“The hurricane moved the metal roof from there, lifted it in the air and threw it to the corner all rolled up as if it was a cake,” said Colon, as a temporary blue roof, stamped FEMA, now serves as a replacement.Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico reinforced something he already knew — in times of trouble, communities comes together.“This became a destination of where people would come and look for assistance,” said Colon, the head of the Social and Cultural Development Committee in the town of Daguao.The total collapse of telecommunications on the island, and its near complete isolation, drove a community of 2,200 closer.“The community is what saved lives here. Individual differences didn’t matter because if they didn’t help each other, they wouldn’t be alive,” said Maria Lopez, the secretary of the organization.This grassroots group, active in the Daguao barrio of Naguabo since 1987, used the hurricane to innovate. They were partnered with Resilient Power Puerto Rico, an organization that is bringing solar panels to community centers throughout the island.“We decided, let’s take the path of Maria and Irma … and say we are going to focus on the hurricane paths because those are most likely the most impacted communities,” said Jose Terrasa-Soler, the secretary of the organization.Headquartered in San Juan, Resilient Power Puerto Rico is modeled after a group that supported the Rockaways community in Queens, New York, after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.The Puerto Rican organization raises money from private donors and organizations to buy discounted and overstocked solar panels and install them at community centers at no cost to the local entities. There are currently 50 planned projects throughout the island.The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reports that 99.1 percent of the island is back on the electrical grid, leaving over 13,000 customers still without power. In an interview with ABC News in March, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the entire island would have power before the start of the Atlantic hurricane season on June 1.“We are eight months after the hurricane and there are still communities in the mountains that don’t have power,” Terrasa-Soler said.“We are working on installing systems that give these communities an opportunity to look forward and prepare for future events,” Jan Curet, a member of the Resilient Power Puerto Rico operations team said. “We want to give people the power to power themselves.”The power collected by the 14 donated solar panels atop a multi-purpose room is stored in two rechargeable lithium-ion TESLA Powerwall batteries that allows for a small microgrid. The cost of the microgrid at the location is $25,000.Daguao got back on the electrical grid in March, having lost it when Hurricane Irma passed near the island before Hurricane Maria. The local kindergarten to eighth grade school got back on the electrical grid on Tuesday, days before the start of hurricane season.Community organizers will be using the space as a future distribution point of supplies after the next natural disaster –- all thanks to the renewable energy.“It is important to have that system because we know that Daguao has a lot of older residents that need medicine and now we have a system,” said Colon. “We are now prepared for the next hurricane season.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Psychiatrist

first_imgJob SummaryReceiving work direction from the Interim Medical Director(Physician), and reporting to the Associate Vice President ofHealth, Wellness, and Student Services, the Psychiatrist worksindependently in performing assigned student services andconsultations with the Student Health Center (SHC) medical staffand Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) counseling staff.Consultation could involve advice regarding psychiatric diagnostictreatment and psychotherapeutic activities and are in accordancewith the overall operation of the SHC and within the scope of theprogram established by the Board of Trustees. The incumbent mayprovide highly specialized advice regarding planning, coordinating,and evaluating ongoing psychiatric care of students. All staff areexpected to conform to CSU, State, and Federal regulations andlaws. Although unlikely, there may be an occasion of brief eveningor weekend work. Working collegially and collaboratively to supportstudent success is the bottom line purpose of this and all SHCpositions. The Psychiatrist is expected to obtain a detailed intakeassessment, as well as to order any appropriate laboratory tests tosupport diagnostic evaluations. The Psychiatrist may whenappropriate, refer students, to other practitioners with the SJSUHealth/Wellness Center. Chronic psychiatric illness may requirereferral to community resources for more extensive follow-up andtreatment.Key Responsibilities Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence andreports.Thorough knowledge of current and advanced principles ofgeneral psychiatry, including knowledge of available communityresources and how to use them.Demonstrated skills in diagnostic clinical decision-making andcritical thinking.Demonstrated ability to provide accurate psychiatric diagnosisand treatment.Physical ability and manual dexterity to perform patient carein functional areas to which assigned.Working knowledge of ethics and standards of local and nationalmedical associations and understanding local, state, and federalgovernment regulations.Working knowledge of software applicable to this position, suchas medical record and scheduling software.Excellent oral and written communication skills sufficient tocommunicate with both patients and SHC staff.Ability to quickly assess emergency psychiatric situations andprovide the necessary prompt course of action.Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate an assigned, on-goingclinical program.Ability to prepare comprehensive intake case histories.Ability to work 3-4 days per week (24-32) hours.Ability to observe, listen to, and work with a diversemulticultural population of students and staff in a universitycommunity.Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and appropriatelyhandle sensitive communications with employees and externalagencies.Ability to quickly learn and apply a variety of state, federal,CSU and SJSU policies and procedures.Ability to establish and maintain cooperative workingrelationships with others.Ability to perform accurately in a detail-orientedenvironment.Excellent customer service and public relation skills.Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and planwork and projects.Ability to participate on medical staff committees asrequired.Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperativeworking relationships within a diverse multiculturalenvironment. ResumeLetter of InterestLicenses/Certifications CompensationClassification: Physician – Specialty ServicesAnticipated Hiring Range: $20,000/month – $20,600/monthHiring Range: $12,819/month – $24,950/monthSan José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefitspackage typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For moreinformation on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: Required Qualifications Experience with teenage and young adult health concerns andopportunities1 year practicing as psychiatristOrganizational efforts to support community resilience andwell-being All applicants must apply within the specified application period:December 16, 2020 through February 4, 2021 . This positionis open until filled; however, applications received afterscreening has begun will be considered at the discretion of theuniversity.center_img Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronicpsychiatric disordersSee patients on an appointment and triage basis, receivingreferrals from, and consulting with, SHC clinicians and CounselingStaffMakes appropriate referrals for problems outside field ofexpertise and/or beyond the scope of the SHC and CounselingservicesElectronically records, completes, and charts patient recordsdailyCounseling and instruction for patients concerning stressmanagement and other modalities for prevention of psychiatricillnessApproaches and actions that help reduce RISK for SJSU; may alsoparticipate in Care Team effortsOversee the management of patients by SHC PsychiatricNurse/Nurse PractitionerIn-service training, AAAHC Accreditation, and health educationprojects, relevant meetingsStudies, records, and reports in support of SHC quality controleffortsPresentations, training and seminars to support departmenteffectivenessEffective relationships with other SJSU staff and/or communityprofessionals in order to foster strategic aims of the SHC andSJSUPrograms to streamline or increase effectiveness ofcomprehensive (mental) health services to studentsResources that create timely and efficient workflow (e.g.,involving collaboration with Counseling and effective delivery ofmental health services to students)Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools,planned training, and performance initiatives. Researches anddevelops resources that create timely and efficient workflowPrepares progress reports, and informs supervisor of projectstatus and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy,and timeliness of all operational functions Graduation from a medical school and completion of one or moreresidency programs and/or fellowships accredited by theAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) orequivalent in a specialty appropriate to their assigned specialtyduties.A valid license to practice medicine in the State ofCalifornia.Current board certification in an American Board of MedicalSpecialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA)specialty or subspecialty appropriate for their assigned specialtyduties.A valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration and numberfor prescribing controlled substances.Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated externaldefibrillator (CPR/AED) certification as appropriate for theassigned duties. Contact InformationUniversity [email protected] InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminalrecords check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue acontingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which maybe rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifyinginformation, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowinglywithheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorilycomplete the background check may affect the continued employmentof a current CSU employee who was offered the position on acontingent basis.The standard background check includes: criminal check, employmentand education verification. Depending on the position, a motorvehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checksare conducted through the university’s third party vendor, AccurateBackground. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSUwill pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence ofrequired degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time ofhire.SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS.(e.g. H1-B VISAS)All San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed tonondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenshipstatus, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, geneticinformation, marital status, medical condition, national origin,race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation,transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicablefederal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students,faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of theEducation Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and statelaws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all educationprograms and activities operated by the university (both on and offcampus).Advertised: December 16, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Preferred Qualificationslast_img read more

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