Education Ministry to Work Closer With Nurses on ‘Zero-To-Three’ Initiative

first_img “The Ministry believes nurses and midwives have a crucial role to play, especially in early stimulation and pre-education years from three months to three-plus years, and even further in the early-childhood levels from three to eight months to five years of age. This means we must look closer and work far more strategically with you, our health sector colleagues and partners,” he told the nurses. Addressing the opening of the 28th Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference at the University of the West Indies School of Nursing on Thursday (May 24), Senator Reid said nurses and midwives are professionals who are often involved in the first point of contact with babies after birth, and they can help with the development of infants. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Ministry intends to partner more with nurses and midwives in the roll-out of the ‘Zero-to-Three’ initiative. Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Ministry intends to partner more with nurses and midwives in the roll-out of the ‘Zero-to-Three’ initiative.Addressing the opening of the 28th Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference at the University of the West Indies School of Nursing on Thursday (May 24), Senator Reid said nurses and midwives are professionals who are often involved in the first point of contact with babies after birth, and they can help with the development of infants.“Across the world, the nursing profession has had a long history of raising concerns and lobbying for changes on matters to do with ethics and healthcare practices. This lies at the heart of what attracted many to the profession in the first place,” Mr. Reid said.“The Ministry believes nurses and midwives have a crucial role to play, especially in early stimulation and pre-education years from three months to three-plus years, and even further in the early-childhood levels from three to eight months to five years of age. This means we must look closer and work far more strategically with you, our health sector colleagues and partners,” he told the nurses.Mr. Reid said in addition to this, the Ministry will be seeking to partner with the UWI School of Nursing, Mona, in other ways that will benefit the nation in the long run.“Jamaican nurses have also developed a most outstanding reputation of not only being well-trained but also generally professional in the delivery of patient care, whether they practise in Jamaica or are ambassadors for Jamaica serving elsewhere in the world,” Mr. Reid said.“This conference will, therefore, allow for the sharing of experiences, new challenges and new paradigms drawn from across the globe and how these may have an impact locally,” he said.Meanwhile, Senator Reid encouraged the UWI School of Nursing to transform its training and testing procedures for students with more use of technology, similar to how the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is now working on online examination for Jamaican students to do some of their CXC tests from their homes.He said with more online services available for the training and testing of nurses, underserved people in the region who have access to the Internet will be better able to participate and pay for the services that can be taught through theory.“One of the challenges with the structure of the University of the West Indies is that smaller territories are generally being underserved, because you [the students] have to move from smaller territories to campuses of the University. Over time, the cost becomes very competitive, and we can use technology to reduce the cost of delivery of education and training,” the Minister said.The Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference is being held from May 24 to 25 under the theme ‘Promoting excellence in patient care through evidence-based nursing and midwifery practice’.The objectives of the conference are to inform nurses and midwives of new technology and best practices available in the sector, and to hear their concerns regarding the development of Jamaica’s health sector.last_img read more

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Longtime Miss America staffer named its executive director

first_imgATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A longtime Miss America Organization staffer has been named its executive director of operations.Karen Nocella’s appointment was announced Wednesday. She will oversee day-to-day activities in the organization’s Atlantic City office.Nocella has worked for more than 30 years in public relations and marketing. She joined the organization in 2008 as a tour manager for Miss America and has served as business manager and executive director for promotions and licensing.Before joining Miss America, Nocella worked in public and community relations for the Philadelphia Phillies.Nocella’s appointment is the latest change for the organization since leaked emails surfaced late last year showing CEO Sam Haskell and others disparaging the appearance and intellect of former Miss Americas.Haskell resigned Dec. 23. Most of the previous board members also have resigned.last_img read more

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Date not yet set for Napoleon murder trial

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – No date has yet been set for the trial of Leon Wokeley, who is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Pamela Napoleon nearly four years ago.Wokeley, who is also charged with arson and indecency to human remains in connection with Napoleon’s death, appeared in court on Monday, June 11th for a hearing that would set a date for his trial. He entered a plea of not guilty to all three charges he’s facing at an arraignment hearing in Fort St. John on May 23rd.Wokeley’s lawyer Georges Rivard said that no date was set at Monday’s hearing because more steps need to be taken before the trial begins, though he did not elaborate on what those steps were. Wokeley is next scheduled to appear in court in Fort St. John on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m.last_img read more

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PRRD says it has a contractor to facilitate Old Fort residents to

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District says that a plan has been implemented to allow evacuated residents of the Old Fort subdivision to gather their belongings and vehicles, and to also prepare their empty homes for the coming winter.The PRRD’s Emergency Operations Centre says that the plan has been developed with a contractor who is experienced in working in emergency situations and has the equipment and resources to assist evacuees.“At this time, it is not safe for ANYONE to enter the evacuation order area – from land or by water. Volunteers MUST NOT enter this area and MUST not transport anyone to the EVACUATION ORDER area,” said the PRRD in an update on its website. The Regional District added that the plan will be put into action once word is received from a geotechnical engineer that the hillside above the community is stable enough that it will not suddenly fail.On Tuesday, the Regional District cancelled Temporary Entry Permits for Old Fort residents to retrieve belongings from their homes, after geotechnical engineers from Westrek Geotechnical Services said that stress cracks in the hillside above the community have continued to form and land slippage has also been observed, causing the Old Fort Road to crack, buckle and slip.last_img read more

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Ohio State offensive lineman Demetrius Knox out eight weeks with broken foot

Demetrius Knox suffered a broken foot in practice and had surgery on Friday. He will miss eight weeks. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State football team has been struck with numerous injuries this season, raising questions about the team’s depth. On Friday, an OSU spokesman confirmed for The Lantern that OSU redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Demetrius Knox had surgery and will be out approximately eight week.Eleven Warriors was the first to report the initial story.Knox was listed as the backup right guard to redshirt junior Billy Price heading into Saturday’s game against Rutgers.Knox is the second offensive lineman for the Buckeyes to go down with injury after junior-college transfer Malcolm Pridgeon suffered a knee injury in fall camp that is expected to sideline him at least until November.The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Knox was a four-star prospect in the 2014 recruiting class from Fort Worth, Texas, and saw time for the Buckeyes in the Bowling Green and Tulsa games this season.Knox broke his foot in February 2015, which forced him to miss all of 2015 spring practice. read more

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Commentary Buckeyes still Ohios most reliable football team

It’s long been joked that Ohio really has just one professional football team — the Buckeyes. For the first time in a while this year, the capital city’s team didn’t outdo one of the “professional” Ohio teams — at least on the field. For the first time since 2005, the Bengals (9-8) won more games than the Buckeyes (6-7). Do keep in mind, there are 16 regular season NFL games. Ohio State plays only 12 with a bowl game normally to follow. In typical Bungle fashion, Cincinnati went to Houston on Saturday, got slapped around by rookie quarterback T.J. Yates and rookie defensive end J.J. Watt, while former undrafted running back Arian Foster made the Bengals defense — a unit that was ranked in the top five defensively for most of the year — look like a high school junior varsity squad. Raising hopes high only to get embarrassed by three scores in front of a national television audience. Typical Bengals. Even worse was the embarrassment the Bengals faced not on the field, but in the stands this season. They only managed to sell out two home games. One was thanks to the traveling Steelers fans who made the trek to Cincinnati for Pittsburgh’s annual game in Paul Brown Stadium, while the other came via a buy-one-get-one-free promotion during the Bengals’ last game of the season, a “win and you’re in” game. The Bengals lost. Fortunately for them, so did the Jets, Raiders and Broncos. OSU, on the other hand, sold out every home game, despite posting its first losing record since 1988. Unless he or she is on the six-year undergraduate degree plan, most current OSU students weren’t even alive for that season. Sure, the Bengals have reason to be excited because of rookies Andy Dalton and A.J. Green — likely the best rookie-quarterback-to-rookie-wide-receiver duo in NFL history. You would think that would fill the seats, but Cincinnati fans have seen this film before. The reason they can’t rely on Dalton and Green? Because those two talented young men wear black and orange stripes. And history has proven time and time again that wearing black and orange stripes in Cincinnati on Sunday afternoons in the fall will eventually lead to the potential of some of the country’s best young football prospects being wasted. As for the Browns, they haven’t won more games than the Buckeyes in a single season since 1994. That’s the year “Forrest Gump” was released, Glenn Robinson was drafted No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft and Justin Bieber was born. Remember that? Me neither. I was 5 years old. It’s been 6,221 days since an NFL team in Ohio has won a playoff game. OSU had more success from 2002-07 than the Bengals and Browns have had combined since Bill Clinton took over the White House. So Buckeye fans, while times were dark this season and there will be no bowl game next year, don’t fret. Urban Meyer will lead this organization back to what its used to being — Ohio’s most professional football team. read more

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Allegri believes Juve can snatch Scudetto

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is pretty confident that his team’s stunning late win against Inter Milan could be a decisive one in the race for the Scudetto, where Napoli are their main competitor.Juve looked almost set for back-to-back league defeats but then it was Juan Cuadrado in the 87th minute and Gonzalo Higuain two minutes later that scored and thus helped Juve move three points forward and four points clear of Napoli.“It was a wonderful evening of football between two teams who needed to win and went all out,” Allegri told SkySports.“We were aggressive and played well throughout the first half, but we fell asleep in the locker room and ended up trailing.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Inter played well, but got tired in the end, crumbled physically and we took advantage. It’s another step towards the Scudetto, even if it remains very difficult.”“Nothing is ever certain in football. I knew it would be tough and in the final four rounds there is always more pressure than when you play in September.”“Even a side with great mental strength will have moments where they lose confidence. Fortunately, the lads have found it again and we turned it around.”“It’ll make a big difference in the Scudetto race. It is very difficult to win at San Siro and the lads put in an extraordinary performance. We know that we’ve got to win them all,” Allegri went on to add.last_img read more

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Ramos releases World Cup song Another star in your heart

first_imgSpain captain Sergio Ramos has now officially released his World Cup song for the summer’s tournamentThe Real Madrid defender collaborated with Spanish singer Demarco Flamenco for the song called “‘Otra Estrella en tu Corazon” – which translates to “Another star in your heart”.Ramos has been teasing the song to fans for the past month and he has now released a video on his Instagram page with the lyrics in the song including:“Come on, Spain, raise your voice; scream loudly, shout that goal.“Thinking big we will achieve the best, fighting together, towards the star with honour.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We have to try. May La Roja shine once more.”The 32-year-old is a big music lover and released his first single called “SR4” a week before last weekend’s Champions League final.Since releasing this single on Friday, the video on his Instagram page has already been viewed over 1.1m times.Ramos’ songs can be found on Spotify and Deezer.last_img read more

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Mourinho A player asked me to not criticize him in public

first_imgDuring his time as a pundit for BeIn Sports, Jose Mourinho revealed that a Man United player didn’t like it when he criticized him in public.Jose Mourinho’s ways with his players have always been pretty straight forward, his tactic is to push all the players to a point where they either break or become better footballers.Throughout Jose Mourinho’s career, there have been many players who had very public problems with him and many of them even went to war with the manager.The case of Iker Casillas at Real Madrid comes to mind, but the Portuguese manager became the enemy with many of those players and the whole situation ended in a very similar manner to the one at Manchester United.There is a clear pattern that emerged long ago, but manager Jose Mourinho seems to have understood the problem a little better.In his many revelations during his new job as a pundit for BeIn Sports, Jose Mourinho spoke about a mysterious player from Manchester United who approached him and very politely asked him to critique him in private rather than in front of all the other players.It’s hard to guess who this mysterious player is, but we have out money on either Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, or Luke Shaw.All of these players were publicly criticized by Mourinho, even in front of the cameras.Jose Mourinho on new generation of players. #MourinhoVia @beINSPORTS pic.twitter.com/KzaAQBlYzI— Harry Minhas (@harrym20) January 18, 2019These revelations also brought up a certain learning experience from Mourinho, which he shared during this Saturday’s broadcast for BeIn Sports.“Recently, when I was coaching one player he told me and he was very polite, ‘please when you criticize me can you do it in private’,” he said as quoted by BBC Sport.“I told him why? ‘Because of my stature, in front of the other players when you criticize me I don’t feel comfortable’.”“Nowadays you have to be very smart in the way you read your players, and try to create the best situation.”“With Drogba, he is the kind of player that the more pressure from the manager, the more quality in his performance,” Mourinho added.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“There are some players where if you squeeze them they answer in the best way.”“There are other mentalities and personalities and the reaction is not the best. They were brought up in a different way, an easier social life, coming to the top level of football, everything came too easy to them.”“Some of them they don’t react in the same way. Certain moments, some strong public words, some of them have some risk,” he concluded.Jose Mourinho reveals one Man Utd player who did not respond well to criticismhttps://t.co/mILLT0zYDE pic.twitter.com/Z3SrX0wmCl— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) January 19, 2019After three very difficult experiences in the last three clubs he managed, Jose Mourinho must have learned something along the way and there is a big chance that the last job at Manchester United will help him grow as a professional manager.There is no way that Jose Mourinho will approach to his next job in the same manner ever again, his last experiences at Real Madrid, his second spell at Chelsea and the Red Devils must have been enough for him to learn his lesson.However, if Jose Mourinho still feels that he is the one who is always right about his approach with the players, then he is the one in the wrong here.The man may never reveal who this player was, only he knows who asked him to change his tune and he may take this secret to the grave.It’s a little amusing that the man stated he wouldn’t talk about Manchester United, but he is spilling the beans about pretty much everything little by little.The journalists who are asking him these questions put him on the spot, but he could’ve easily refused to answer and yet he didn’t.Mourinho: “The phrase I kept with me, the biggest one in the Premier League, Sir Alex told – ‘the day a player is more important than the club, goodbye!’ – not anymore. The manager is there to coach them. Not to keep discipline at any cost.” #mufc [beIN] pic.twitter.com/s4GxJkDlqX— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 17, 2019Why do you think Jose Mourinho is revealing more secrets about his time at Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Salvation Army Kroc Center asking for nearly 5000 holiday toy donations

first_img December 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Salvation Army Kroc Center asking for nearly 5,000 holiday toy donations Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Center announced Tuesday it is in desperate need of nearly 5,000 toy donations for its 17th annual “Toy n Joy Workshops.”Underprivileged families choose holiday gifts for their children from the toys donated for the Dec. 15 and Dec. 17 events.The Kroc Center put out a call for San Diego County residents to donate new, unwrapped toys for the workshops, particularly for children up to 2 years old and for 10- to 12-year-olds.The Salvation Army hopes to provide children with three to four toys each.According to the Salvation Army, county residents can drop off toys in donation bins located around the Kroc Center at 6845 University Ave. Residents can also make monetary donations, with $10 roughly equating to one toy, according to the organization. Posted: December 11, 2018last_img read more

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