Health Minister encourages register of Disabled Govt support available

first_img Recommended for you TCI’s own returns to take Clinical Psychologist post in Public Health Related Items:international day of disabilities, Ministry of Health and Human Services, Portia stubbs smith, SNAP center Chicken Pox hatching at schools, PDM sounds alarm Five ambulances due in country by August Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvienciales, 04 Dec 2014 – A strong word of encouragement for the worldwide commemoration of the International Day of Disabilities – which was yesterday December 3rd coming from the Minister of Health and Human Services, Hon Porsha Smith… but so very late in the day. A 4pm press release on December 3 issued with her sentiments, nonetheless, the message and mission of the global community is sound and actions endorsed by health services around the world should be maintained all year. Hon Smith pushed for people to register their loved ones on the National Register. “This register has allowed better assistance in designing the necessary programs and services that are needed within the Turks and Caicos Islands. This baseline has established a more accurate benchmark for national identification. Additionally, we have seen the assessment of over 28 children in the islands, all of whom are registered. Previously individuals had to leave the comfort of their homes to have this done.” There was thank you for companies like Seven Stars, which donated 10 iPads to the SNAP Center and for partners like the Provo Road Runners and the Kiwanis Club. International Day of Persons with Disabilities has as its 2014 theme: “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY”last_img read more

Venezuelas Guaido We will do what is necessary

first_imgThe president of Venezuela`s National Assembly and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido speaks during an exclusive interview with AFP in Caracas on 8 February. Photo:AFP Venezuela`s Guaido: We will do what is necessaryOpposition leader Juan Guaido is challenging president Nicolas Maduro for control of crisis-hit Venezuela, a country plagued by hyperinflation, shortages of basic necessities and rampant violence.Guaido has declared himself interim president and has been recognized as such by dozens of countries, but Maduro, buoyed by support from the armed forces, has declined to step aside.In an interview with AFP, Guaido discusses the entry of foreign aid, contact with the military and whether he would be willing to allow the highly-controversial step of foreign military intervention.Foreign military intervention-Question: Would you use your prerogatives as speaker of the National Assembly and acting president to authorize the intervention of foreign military forces?”We will do everything possible, once again, this is obviously a very, very controversial subject, but making use of our sovereignty and, within our jurisdictions, we will do what is necessary.”Entry of foreign aid-Question: How is the entry of humanitarian aid advancing?”When we have sufficient supplies, we are going to make a first entry attempt. We know that there is a blockade in Tienditas (on the border with Colombia).””The armed forces have a huge dilemma, whether or not to accept the aid. It would be almost miserable at this point of huge necessity not to accept it.”-Question: When will the first attempt be?”I think it’s going to be next week, when we have formed the corps of volunteers and organized the distribution process.”Contact with the military-Question: Why do you think the offer of amnesty for members of the military has not yet produced a massive defection from high command?”We have to go deeper into that, we saw a division general speak openly a few days ago, we saw some sergeants of the National Guard show discontent and they are being tortured.””Part of what we have to overcome is explaining very well that (the armed forces) have a role in the reconstruction.”Russia and China-Question: Have you had contact with officials from Russia and China (which are allies of Maduro)?”I am sure that Moscow and Beijing know the situation in Venezuela really well: Maduro doesn’t have the popular support and he can’t stabilize the economy, which produced the world’s largest inflation of two million percent.”Negotiated solution-Question: Would you receive emissaries of the International Contact Group seeking a negotiated solution?”We are ready to talk with everyone, with a very specific agenda.”Pope’s position-Question: Does the position of Pope Francis seem lukewarm?”He did not receive anyone from the government, he does not even take them into account anymore.”last_img

Former President George H W Bush Endorses Houston To Host The 2020

first_img Share APFILE – In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the field for a coin toss before the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots in Houston.Former President George H.W. Bush has come out in support of Houston’s bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.The 41st president sent a letter to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner saying, “Our facilities and hotels are world-class, but it’s really our people–the spirit of our fellow Houstonians – that makes the key difference. No one works harder; no one is friendlier or more welcoming.”“Of course, Mr. Mayor, I want to be clear that I am not also endorsing whoever might claim the DNC nomination in Houston at what I am sure would be the best political convention in modern history – unless it is you! Then I would have to think about it,” said Bush in the letter. Former President George H.W. Bush’s warm & humorous letter to me endorsing the @HoustonTX bid to host the @DNC 2020 national presidential nomination convention: “I want to be clear that I am NOT also endorsing whomever might claim the nomination . . . ” pic.twitter.com/86DvNfGgZV— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 26, 2018Photo: Houston Independent School District (HISD)Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner comments during swearing in ceremonies for newly elected Houston ISD trustees, January 14, 2016.Turner said Thursday, June 21, Houston, Milwaukee and the Miami area are the finalists to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.Turner told City Council members June 20 the trimmed field makes Houston’s chances for hosting Democrats “exponentially better.” The city last hosted a Democratic National Convention in 1928. Republicans gathered in Houston in 1992.Toyota Center, home to pro basketball’s Houston Rockets, would be the main convention site.Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco and Birmingham, Alabama, also were seeking the convention.last_img read more

ASI suspended over collection of fake Puja donation

first_imgKolkata: An Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI) from Purbasthali Police Station has been suspended for allegedly extorting money from a businessman. It was also alleged that accused ASI Somnath Das had used a receipt book to collect money. After the incident came to light, Das was suspended and a departmental enquiry has been ordered against him.Sources informed that a few days before Kali Puja, Das demanded money from local businesspersons and shop owners. He claimed that the he is asking money for Kali Puja. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSeveral businessman and shop owners gave him money. Some of them said Das told them that he was instructed by his superiors. When Das approached a businessman identified as Nasir Shaihk he refused to give money. It was alleged that the ASI had told him that it was instructed by his superiors. When Das handed over Shaikh a receipt of Rs 5000, he smelled something was fishy. On the bill it was printed that ‘Purbasthali R G Party’ is collecting donation for their Kali Puja. His doubt grew as to why a police officer would collect money on behalf of R G Party. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShaikh told Das that he would give the money later an tried to find the cause behind demanding the money. Within a few days, he found that nobody knows anything about such Puja. He then went and reported the whole thing to the superior officers of Purba Bardhaman police. He also sent his complaint to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s department. After receiving the complaint senior police officials asked Das for a explanation which he could not provide. Later, he was suspended for his alleged extortion. On Sunday Police Superintendent of Purba Bardhaman Police Bhaskar Mukherjee said: “The ASI has been suspended. A departmental enquiry has been ordered. Nothing more could be said before completion of the enquiry.”last_img read more

How to Protect Remote Employees PCs from Security Threats

first_img 4 min read July 27, 2010 No matter the size of your business, technology has blurred the boundaries of the traditional work space location and has made remote working a reality for many employees.The attitude toward employees working “away from the office” has changed dramatically. A lot of businesses are recognizing the productivity, cost savings and morale benefits to giving their employees more location flexibility. Unfortunately, a remote staff poses different risks from employees who spend the majority of their time in the office, and compromised data can end up costing business owners a lot more than they would be saving by allowing their employees to work remotely.Security-conscious companies typically invest in protection at their gateway or entrance to their network. Usually it’s an appliance or software, which provides not only firewall protection, but also web and e-mail filtering. This is can be the right decision for companies wanting to prevent threats before they can reach the internal networks, but for businesses with employees working remotely it can get a bit trickier. This is because once employees are outside of the company’s network, they fall outside the gateway security perimeter and are on their own.Here are some of the issues that can occur with employees working remotely–and what do to about them:Less protection equals more vulnerabilityGateway security technologies are not able to provide protection if a computer is not connected to the network. Once out of the network (at a home, coffee shop or library), a computer is essentially relying on whatever software security installed on the PC to protect itself.Solution: Be sure the employees’ notebooks are updated with the most recent software updates. If there is no  VPN  (a private, secured network that will allow employees to connect to the office from anywhere) connection, then confirm that updates can download directly from the internet. Also, check whether your security solution includes a location-awareness feature. This feature will automatically increase security levels based on the location of the device. The better ones will automatically increase security levels when the PC is out off the office and away from the internal network.Employees surfing the webUnless the URL filtering solution is operating on each client PC, employees are free to connect to any website they want. Because more than 90 percent of threats now come from the web and more than half of all employees will view websites unrelated to their work during office hours, this is a concern both for security and productivity reasons.Solution: When possible, connect the employee back to the office using the VPN. This will allow the PC to benefit from gateway security technologies. If VPN is not available, URL filtering on the employees’ PC provides an added layer of security outside the office.Carelessly connecting to wireless networksSometimes the urge to connect to the internet surpasses security concerns. A fake access point, also known as an “Evil Twin,” is a rogue Wi-Fi access point that appears to be legitimate. However, it is actually set up by cybercriminals to eavesdrop on wireless communications.Solution:  You can avoid Evil Twins, by staying away from unconfirmed wireless hotspots, and by sticking to secure sites that are verified by companies such as  TRUSTe .If this is too difficult to control, consider installing a security solution that checks the safety of wireless networks. This way you don’t have to think twice when you’re relocating your office to the newest tea house in town. As a small-business owner, the world is your office, especially with all the technology available to you. That technology is also a great way to save money and increase productivity, but without the proper precautions in place, it can also cost you dearly. A little security goes a long way, so make sure your data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands when you–or your employees–take your business on the road.For more information and to stay updated on the latest threats, check out sites like  Wired Safety ,  Connect Safely  or  Center for Internet Security . Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

CONGRATS to Thatto Heath Ladies and their Reserve

first_imgCONGRATS to Thatto Heath Ladies and their Reserve team on their double cup success this weekend!On Sunday a coach filled with the Thatto Heath Ladies first team, the Challenge Cup defending Champions, and their reserve team travelled to the Odsal Stadium, home to the Bradford Bulls, to play in a double header final for the Woman’s Challenge Cup and Shield final, writes Laura Birchall.The first game kicked off at 1pm as the Thatto Heath Ladies Reserves played against the Whitley Bay Barbarians for the Women’s Challenge Cup Shield.The captain for Thatto Heath was Naomi Williams.After Danni Bound’s break down the middle it was Lydia Binstead who got the first try of the afternoon.Further tries in the first half came from Jade Ward and Rebecca Rotheram, who scored two, whilst Taleah Backo added a conversion to make the half time score 18-0.The second half proved testing for Thatto Heath as their defence was questioned by Whitley Bay. However Thatto Heath managed to find some gaps in the Barbarians’ defence, with Danni Bounds scoring a hat trick!Further tries came from Naomi Williams and Alisha Lea, with Backo converting a three tries. The most valuable player was awarded to Kath Organ for her outstanding performance during the game. The final score ended 44-0 to the Thatto Heath Reserve team; the Challenge Cup Shield Champions 2016.The second game kicked off at 3pm between the defending champions Thatto Heath Ladies and the Leigh Miners Ladies. The scoring was opened by Roxy Mura which was converted successfully by Tara Stanley.Superb defence and attack was shown by both sides and the half time score ended 32 – 6 with further tries coming from Captain Jenny Welsby, Tara Stanley, Jodie Cunningham and Sammie Simpson with three successful conversions also from Tara Stanley.The second half was opened by two excellent tries from Emily Rudge. This set the tone for the rest of the match with Thatto Heath Ladies scoring four more tries in the form of Sammie Smith, Jodie Cunningham and further two more from Tara Stanley, making that four tries for her by the end of the match.Tara also converted three more tries, making her the more than deserved winner of the match’s most valuable player. The final score was 62-6 to Thatto Heath Ladies; Challenge Cup Champions for the second year on the run.A huge congratulations to both of the Thatto Heath Ladies teams.Challenge Shield Details:Whitley Bay Barbarians:Shannon Johnson; Jo Brown, Neesha Wood, Jo Hulme, Amie Walker; Sam Hulme, Ellie Taylor; Sarah Harthorne, Zoe Brooks, Jodie Dixon, Matilda Butler, Ceri Storer, Lauren Roberts.Subs: Amy Lakey, Kirsten Lightheart, Emily Howard, Sam Castledina. Thatto Heath St Helens Reserves:Taleah Backo; Rebecca Rotheram, Charlotte Hill, Alisha Lea, Wendy Johnston; Carys Marsh, Millie Cadman; Chloe Richardson, Pip Birchall, Jade Ward, Olivia Miah, Danni Bound, Naomi Williams. Subs: Emma Dobson, Lydia Binstead, Casey Naylor, Kath Organ.Tries: Lydia Binstead, Rebecca Rotheram (2), Jade Ward, Danni Bound (3), Naomi Williams, Alisha Lea.Goals: Taleah Backo (4).Player of the Match: Kath OrganChallenge Cup Details:Leigh Miners Rangers:Rhianne Boag; Naiomh Gill-Ward, Georgia Sutherland, Sarina Tamou, Grace Morley; Emily Mullen, Keli Morris; Megan Eastwood, Rachel Ogden, Nicolette Postlewaite, Celia Farrimond, Laura Bent, Mairead Quinn.Subs: Emma Beaton, Chloe Jolley, Devon Rigby, Clare Thompson, Kerrie Hatton, Rebecca Wilkinson.Tries: Georgia SutherlandConversions: Emily MullenThatto Heath St Helens:Jodie Cunningham; Tara Stanley, Katie-May Williams, Rachel Thompson, Sammie Simpson; Jenny Welsby, Faye Gaskin; Lizzie Gladman, Tara Jones, Chloe Hammond, Roxy Mura, Chantelle Crowl, Emily Rudge.Subs: Dawn Taylor, Rebecca Rotheram, Jade Ward, Kath Organ, Millie Cadman, Naomi Williams.Tries: Roxy Mura, Tara Stanley (4), Jenny Welsby, Jodie Cunningham (2), Sammie Simpson (2), Emily Rudge (2)Goals: Tara Stanley (7)Player of the Match: Tara Stanleylast_img read more