Mar 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The global economic crisis and climate change are taking their toll on world health and may threaten the recognition and control of infectious diseases, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said today at a global health forum.Chan made her comments in a keynote speech before the 23rd Forum on Global Issues in Berlin, which focused on health issues. She directed most of her comments toward effects of the economic crisis on health in general, but voiced several specific concerns on how it might impact infectious diseases. The WHO published her speech on its Web site today.She said the economic crisis is the result of bad policies and comes at a time when global interdependence threatens nations that avoided risky financial practices. “We have made this mess, and mistakes today are highly contagious,” she said, adding that globalization, greater market efficiency, trade liberalization, and user fees for healthcare seem to have contributed to health inequities.Chan said she doesn’t oppose free trade and that economic prosperity can improve health at all levels. “But I do have to say this: the market does not solve social problems.”Cutbacks in healthcare spending could interrupt the supply of medications for diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and could speed the development of drug resistance, she said. The potential for drug-resistant diseases such as multidrug-resistant TB to spread quickly over international boundaries is particularly ominous, Chan added.”Its further international spread could take us back to the treatment era that predates the development of antibiotics,” she said. “Can the world really afford another risk of this magnitude?”If economic conditions erode financial support for surveillance and laboratory capacity, “will health authorities catch the next SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] or spot the emergence of a pandemic in time to warn the world and mitigate the damage?” Chan asked.Scientists are confident that climate change will have serious health consequences, such as more outbreaks of cholera and other diarrheal diseases, she warned. “Climate change could alter the geographical distribution of disease vectors, including the insects that spread malaria and dengue.”Chan urged the health sector to take the lead in guarding the world against infectious disease threats, which could cause global havoc aside from the disruptions already occurring from the financial crisis and climate change.”Emerging and epidemic-prone diseases are considered threats to international security, precisely because of the tremendous economic and social disruption they can cause,” she said.The health sector showed its strength when it stopped the spread of SARS within a 4-month span. “The health sector was prepared. Surveillance, alert, and response mechanisms were in place,” Chan said. “We managed the risks, and the crisis did not spiral out of control.””This is the brighter side of globalization. This is an example of collaboration before a shared threat,” she said.See also:Mar 18 WHO link to Chan speech23rd Forum on Global Issues program
In order to ensure better visibility of occupations in tourism and employment opportunities provided by the tourism sector, tomorrow in the sports hall Gradski vrt in Osijek (18.01) begin 3. Job Days in Tourism 2019, and which will be held after Slavonia in Zagreb (25.01.) I Split (01.02.). “At Aminess, we are proud of the fact that 70 percent of seasonal employees return to us from year to year, extremely satisfied with the working conditions and the range of development and promotion opportunities we offer in our destinations. We nurture friendly relations in the company, and the work of employees is continuously monitored by mentors, managers and directors of facilities. In addition to numerous trainings, we strive to approach each employee individually and, in accordance with the interests and achieved results, prepare a plan for personal development and advancement. In participating in fairs like this, we see a great opportunity for further growth of the company through new employees and the promotion of the tourism and hospitality industry and related occupations.” said Sanja Žužić, head of human resources at Aminess hotels and camps. The Job Days in Tourism are the right opportunity to promote jobs in tourism and motivate all those who are looking for a job, whether they have worked in tourism or not, as well as young people who are just entering the labor market. The company provides food and accommodation to all seasonal employees in the destinations in which it operates. Regardless of the employment status, all employees are provided with a wide range of training, development program for trainees and future managers, as well as talent development through experience in various jobs and through mentoring. Also, in hotels and camps, professional internships are conducted for students of tourism and hospitality high schools, and Aminess currently provides scholarships to 11 students. The high level of quality of working conditions in Aminess is also evidenced by the Employer Partner certificate awarded by the company specialized in consulting in the field of human resources SELECTIO, of which Aminess has been the holder since 2017. At the third Days of Jobs in Tourism, over 10.000 visitors, the unemployed, students in the final grades of secondary catering schools and others interested in working on seasonal jobs are expected. Aminess hotels and camps in Osijek will present all the advantages of working in the company at the Fair of Jobs in Tourism, in the sports hall Gradski vrt in Osijek. During the Tourism Job Day, the Ministry of Labor and Pension System will intensify the promotion of active employment policy measures related to employment, training and education of workers in tourism, while the Croatian Employment Service and the Ministry of Tourism will hold workshops on employment in the tourism sector. Also, the Ministry of Tourism will hold a workshop aimed at promoting the Call co-financed by the European Social Fund “Regional Centers of Competence and strengthening the attractiveness of vocational education and training in the tourism and hospitality sector.” For this year’s season, we are looking for 130 new employees, mostly in the kitchen, restaurant and household department, but we are also looking for employees for the reception, horticulture, maintenance, animation and sports departments. Aminess hotels and campsites are looking for 130 employees In its hotels and camps in Novigrad, as well as in hotels in Orebić and Korčula, Aminess employs 650 employees in the high season, including temporary and indefinite employees, trainees, pupils and students.
The Pensions Federation indicated that it was not pleased with the minister’s explanation which, in its opinion, will lead to an unnecessary administrative burden for pension funds.Last year, the industry organisation had already said that registering pension board members as UBOs was “not appropriate and disproportional”.As part of the EU’s anti money laundering policy, all EU member states must keep a register of ultimate stakeholders of legal bodies and entities, which is accessible for the police, tax authorities as well as the Public Prosecutor.It hadn’t been clear for a while whether pension fund trustees qualified as UBOs.Although they are board members of pension funds managing large amounts of money, they don’t own the pension funds or their assets.The Pensions Federation had also argued that asset managers also check their clients for money laundering risks and financing of terrorism. All trustees of Dutch pension funds must register as “ultimate beneficial owners” (UBOs) as part of the European Union’s policy against money laundering, the Dutch finance minister has said.Answering questions posed by the Christian Democrats (CDA) in the senate, Wopke Hoekstra said he didn’t want to make an exception for board members of pension funds.However, he acknowledged that it was unlikely that pension funds harboured natural persons who qualified as UBOs based on interests as an owner, voting rights or right of say.If an UBO at a pension fund can’t be clearly identified, the scheme’s entire board must be registered as a “pseudo UBO”, Hoekstra stated.
Work under the Post Florence Renourishment project continues to progress eastward towards the Summer Winds (Indian Beach), informs the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.According to the county officials, the dredge Liberty Island is now going to be accompanied by the second dredge, the Ellis Island.The second dredge will arrive on the site a couple of days earlier than first scheduled, starting the pumping operations in the 1st week of April.The officials also added that both dredges will work in tandem to complete the Reach 1 in East Emerald Isle.The Post Florence scheme – awarded to the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) – will utilize 945,446 cubic yards of sand obtained from the Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) associated with Morehead City Federal Navigation Project.Emerald Isle (EI), Indian Beach (IB), and the unincorporated area of Salter Path (SP) will receive 617,131 cy, 271,905 cy, and 56,410 cy, respectively along 5.2 miles of shorelines.The Post Florence Project is scheduled to be completed by April 30, 2019.
Lampard said: “With the Kepa situation it’s a clear mistake. A clear mistake that has cost us because at that point we go on to have a penalty which we maybe score. Those fine margins change games at this level. We have to keep working, Kepa has to keep working. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks With Chelsea down to ten men after Andreas Christensen’s first-half sending off, the game was out of Chelsea’s hands following his error. Chelsea are set to announce the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes next week after a summer of trying to find a replacement for Kepa, but Lampard says the world’s most expensive goalkeeper must be given support from those within the club. Frank Lampard insists Kepa Arrizabalaga needs support after another glaring mistake cost Chelsea in their defeat to Liverpool. The Spaniard – who Lampard revealed admitted to making a mistake to concede Leandro Trossard’s goal on Monday against Brighton – dawdled in possession before his attempted pass out was pounced upon by Sadio Mane to give the champions a two-goal lead at Stamford Bridge. Loading… Read Also: Klopp: Good to beat Chelsea now; they’ll soon improve “He is our player and it is clear now that there are two games where we have felt, today was a clear mistake and and Brighton was a mistake too and he has reflected on it in that way. We have to keep working, it is the rule of football. “Players need support, particularly from myself. I give that to all the players. Kepa has to keep working, nobody tries to make mistakes in football, it is the nature of the game. You have to be strong, you keep going and that is where he is at.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
AUBURN, Mich. (June 17) – Tri-City Speedway’s Greased Pig 6.0 ended with A.J. Ward in victory lane 7.0.Ward won for the seventh time in as many Auburn starts this season Friday night, collecting $1,066 following the Lane Automotive/Optima Batteries IMCA Modified Challenge presented by Allstar Performance 38-lapper.A season-high 32 Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified drivers were on hand. Brody Bowser and Tanner Pray brought the main event field of 20 to the green flag of the extended lap feature.The two swapped the lead numerous times during the opening laps before Craig Vance took his turn as the leader. On lap five, Austin Wonch wrestled the lead away and tried to run away from the pack.It took until lap 16 before ninth start Myron DeYoung made the pass on Wonch for the top spot. It looked as if the race was DeYoung’s to lose as he extended his lead by over a straightaway over a battling Wonch and Ward.However, a late caution on lap 33 bunched the field for a final showdown. On the restart, Ward pulled off the slide job in turn four that would eventually be the race-winning pass.DeYoung was unable to challenge as Ward would win his seventh local feature in as many starts. Wonch ended up third and was followed by Grizzle and Gary VanderMark.Ward was already on the ballot for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Tri-City Motor Speedway celebrated its six-year anniversary Friday with a special Kids Night, where children 15 and under received free admission, and Autograph night. The 100 drivers in attendance brought their cars out onto the front stretch for a chance to meet and mingle with the race fans.Feature results – 1. A.J. Ward; 2. Myron DeYoung; 3. Austin Wonch; 4. Heath Grizzle; 5. Gary VanderMark; 6. Tanner Pray; 7. Joe Fowler; 8. Gavin Hunyady; 9. Chaz Pray; 10. Brenten DeYoung; 11. Aaron Spearling; 12. Matt Szecsodi; 13. Ken Zeigler; 14. Craig Vance; 15. Todd Matheson; 16. Don Sautter; 17. Chad Wernette; 18. Brody Bowser; 19. Toby Steele; 20. Kody Johnson.
Larry “Mike” Rumsey, 81, of Greensburg passed away on April 11, 2020 at Morning Breeze Nursing Home. He was born on March 22, 1939 in Greenhills, Ohio, the son of Lawrence and Mable Maffey Rumsey. On December 31, 1960 he married Bonnie Sue Collicott and together they had one son Jeff. Bonnie preceded Mike in death on January 8, 2001. He later married Suzanne Williamson on June 15, 2002, and she survives. Mike retired from Cummins after 35 years of service. He was a Volunteer Fireman for Burney for several years and operated a drainage and excavation business before starting at Cummins. Mike enjoyed playing basketball and softball, watching IU basketball and Nascar, and taking relaxing trips to Florida and Tennessee. He was a member of the Burney Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and the Order of Eastern Star.Survivors include: Wife, Suzanne Rumsey; Son, Jeff (Lucy) Rumsey; Stepsons, Matt (April) Williamson and Jason Williamson; Sister, Patricia (Bill) Anderson; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by his parents; Sisters, Janet Rumsey and Carol June (Bill) Norris.A private family graveside service will be held at South Park Cemetery with Rev. Doug Preston officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Celebrate Recovery at 2002 Moscow Road, Greensburg, IN 47240. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com
DEER ISLE — Results Basketball of Maine will hold one of its seven scheduled summer clinics next week at Deer Isle-Stonington High School.The clinic will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, July 24, and will be held from that time until 12:30 p.m. daily until its conclusion July 28. The camp is open to all boys and girls entering grades 2-8 and costs $130 per player. Parents or guardians who send two or more players to the clinic will receive 10 percent off.Those wishing to pre-register for the clinic can send an email to ResultsBasketballClinics@Yahoo.com or go online to ResultsBasketball.com.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
London: The English FA Cup football competition has been provisionally slated to resume with the quarter-finals on June 27-28 and the final set to be held on August 1. “We have today agreed a provisional restart date for the 2019-20 Emirates FA Cup, which has been on hold since the outbreak of COVID-19,” the statement on the FA Cup’s official website, www.thefa.com, read on Friday. “Following the announcement that the 2019-20 Premier League season will provisionally restart on Wednesday 17 June, the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals will now take place over the weekend of Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June. “The Emirates FA Cup semi-finals will take place across the weekend of Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July, with the Emirates FA Cup Final on Saturday 1 August,” it further read. “We are pleased to agree the provisional restart date for the 2019-20 Emirates FA Cup,” said chief executive officer, Mark Bullingham. “The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years, and we’d like to thank the Premier League executive and clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time. “This has been a difficult period for many people and, while this is a positive step, the restart date is dependent on all safety measures being met. The health and wellbeing of players, staff and supporters remains our priority,” he added. FA Cup quarter-final fixtures: Leicester City v Chelsea; Newcastle United v Manchester City; Sheffield United v Arsenal; Norwich City v Manchester United. IANS Also watch: Ferry services stopped in Guwahati till May 31
The International League of Humanists (ILH), the League for Peace and World United Adopted a Decision on the award of the Golden Charter of Sports and Culture of Peace “Juan Antonio Samaranch” to the BiH football team and coach Sušić.This recognition is given as part of the long-term project ILH “Sport in building a culture of peace, dialogue and intercultural understanding’’ and on the basis of the declaration that Juan Antonio Samaranch (2007 in Barcelona) gave to the International League of Humanists in order to popularize sport and new democracies.The BiH football team and coach Safet Sušić received this Charter as a sign of long-lasting gratitude and recognition for all that the team in the last period did for BiH, both internally and externally.As the best ambassadors of our country in the world, they have shown the greatest value of BiH and gave all of us hope for a better future, and gave an invaluable contribute to the peace mission of the International League of Humanists in BiH as a country in which it has its headquarters.The official ceremony for the delivery of the awards and supporting decision on the handing out of the awards will take place in Sarajevo on 10 October 2013.(Source: Fena)