rbwoojym

HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico Following…

By on September 27, 2020

first_imgSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A series of earthquakes and aftershocks in Puerto Rico this week prompted Health and Human Services Secretary Alex. M. Azar II to declare a public health emergency for the U.S. territory.In declaring the public health emergency and authorizing flexibilities for CMS beneficiaries, Secretary Azar acted within his authority under the Public Health Service Act and Social Security Act. These actions and flexibilities are retroactive to Dec. 28, 2019.“We are concerned about potential impacts of this week’s earthquakes on the lives of our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. Across HHS, we have worked closely with the territory’s health and human services authorities on disaster recovery, and will continue to do everything we can to help ensure the health and well-being of people across the island.”Health care facilities in Puerto Rico will have the flexibility to ensure that sufficient health care and services are available to meet the needs of individuals enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).Assets are available to quickly assist health authorities and healthcare facilities respond to medical needs if needed, including medical teams from the National Disaster Medical System and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, along with their equipment and supplies.To assist residents in the impacted area in coping with the stress, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration activated the Disaster Distress Helpline. The helpline provides immediate 24/7, 365-days-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Residents in Puerto Rico can call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (for Spanish, press 2 or text Hablanos to 66746) to connect with a trained crisis counselor.During a public health emergency, the Secretary may waive sanctions and penalties against a covered hospital that does not comply with certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The Secretary’s waiver only applies in the following instances: (1) in the emergency area and for the emergency period identified in the public health emergency declaration; (2) to hospitals that have instituted a disaster protocol; and (3) for up to 72 hours from the time the hospital implements its disaster protocol. Visit the HHS Office for Civil Rights for more information on HIPAA and Emergency Preparedness and Response.Recent natural disasters have demonstrated the importance of ensuring accessibility to health and human services for everyone living in the United States, including individuals in need of interpretation and translation services. HHS’s Office for Civil Rights led efforts by the HHS Language Access Steering Committee to develop a plain language checklist to help first responders provide services during emergency response and recovery in accordance with federal civil rights laws. The checklist includes recommendations, specific action steps, and resources to assist first responders in providing on-the-ground language assistance and communicating effectively in disasters. Practical tips range from how to identify language needs in a disaster-impacted community to effectively utilizing interpreters.HHS’ U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also actively responding to the situation in Puerto Rico. The agency has made outreach to its Puerto Rico office and is receiving the latest updates on the status of the FDA’s staff, facilities, and regulated industry. At this time, the FDA has not become aware of any potential shortages of critical medical products. The FDA will continue to be in communication with its staff as well as regulated industry on the island.Information on disaster health and HHS actions is available on https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=82777b96-de2362ea-82774aa9-0cc47adc5fa2-2597e624c4651ab1&u=http://www.phe.gov/emergency.last_img read more

Continue Reading

rbwoojym

Japan hailed as Dominica’s ‘steadfast friend’

By on September 26, 2020

first_img Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (right) and Japanese Ambassador Yoshimasa Tezuka (Press Attache, Daryl Titre photo)The Japanese Government has been hailed as a “steadfast friend” to the Commonwealth of Dominica.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who received a grant of US one million dollars from Japanese Ambassador Yoshimasa Tezuka on June 12, 2014, said Dominica and Japan enjoys a very broad relationship.He said Japan has been defending Dominica at the international fora where matters of concern to small states are discussed and Dominica has always been able to rely on its Japanese friends for this solidarity. He said, even at CARICOM level, Japan has been one of Dominica’s “strongest allies in development”. “Over several years, Japan has been at the forefront of our own economic and social advancement in Dominica, through the construction of many important infrastructure in the country, all of which continue to play an important role in our economic and social advancement”. Mr Skerrit noted that the bilateral relationship between Dominica and Japan extends beyond fisheries.“Japan has been and continues to be that kind of friend who we could always rely on in time of need and in time of disaster”.“I want you to rest assured Ambassador that Dominica will continue to stand in solidarity with Japan on many important cultural and national issues of concern to the Japanese people,” the Prime Minister stated. Mr Skerrit assured Ambassador Yoshimasa Tezuka that Japan can rely on Dominica’s assistance whenever it is needed and reiterated Dominica’s support to Japan at the International Whaling Commission (IWC).“I know that we have not been at the IWC for some time but I give you the assurances that you will see us again at the next IWC meeting”.“We’ve always maintained our strong support for the sustainable use of all resources, including marine resources, so we will continue to recognize that important element of our own survival as citizens of the world”.He added that at the wider CARICOM level, Japan has also made an offer to the OECS and CARICOM in respect to a financing mechanism that will benefit many of our economies. “So we look forward to working with you not only on a bilateral basis but on a multi-lateral basis,” Mr Skerrit added.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Japan hailed as Dominica’s ‘steadfast friend’ by: – June 13, 2014 33 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Continue Reading

rbwoojym

Polished and Poised: Local bartender’s wine glass polisher invention soon to be mass produced

By on September 23, 2020

first_img“But I can make one,” Foehringer said.Foehringer is having his invention made overseas, also out of necessity. After two years in pending stages, Foehringer was denied a patent for his invention, but not because of its design, which is the only of its kind, but due to its purpose as a wine glass polisher. There are several kinds of wine glass polishers on the market, but Foehringer said his is the fastest and least expensive. Now that Foehringer’s invention is not pending a patent approval, he can now mass produce and sell the Bar Ringer. Pending Foehringer’s approval of the manufacturer’s take on his design, and once he pays the manufacturer, units can be ready for shipping and sale.  “I would’ve rather kept it in the United States,” he said. “But you can’t just be an inventor: you have to be an inventor with money and know people.” However, those who do know about the invention are interested in having one themselves. So far, Foehringer has 100 orders for the Bar Ringer, at $300 a piece, which can possibly be written off as a business expense for restaurants. Most wine glass polishing systems can range anywhere from several hundred to thousands of dollars. Local bartenders and restaurateurs are also interested in the Bar Ringer . Foehringer says that if the Bar Ringer is successful, he’ll have his product made in the U.S. Foehringer says he’s planning to build a ”no-touch” glass polishing system, one that will utilize the same mechanics of a blender and the Bar Ringer. Most evenings, you can find Robert Foehringer behind the bar at Gabriella’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria, at 700 Padre Boulevard on South Padre Island. Sometime during the seven years he’s worked there, Foehringer created a faster method to an oft-dreaded restaurant side work: polishing wine glasses. Foehringer created a wine glass polisher, a fixture that attaches to a power drill, using sheet metal and a drill attachment. The device can be loaded with different kinds of soft material, but Foehringer prefers the standard restaurant linen used in silverware “rollups.” Foehrigner created the device out of necessity, he said, because there were so many wine glasses to polish after the end of a shift. He calls it the “Bar Ringer.” “It would take 45 minutes to an hour just to get out of here because you’ve got to polish them all,” Foehringer said. The device looks similar to an upturned birdcage, with a large, cylindrical brush in the center. Foehringer uses the prototype behind the bar regularly. A stainless steel wine glass polisher he made from a discarded Gabriella’s kitchen table is currently in Baoding City, China, where it’s being used to mass produce the device. The Bar Ringer can polish any-ounce wine glasses, pint glasses, and almost any common bar glass, except for martini glasses and margarita bowls. The first Bar Ringer made by Robert Foehringer sits next to a 10 ounce wine glass. The mass produced Bar Ringer will have a similar design. Photo by Gaige Davila. By Gaige Davilaeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comGabriella’s bartender and Bar Ringer inventor, Robert Foehringer, using the Bar Ringer to polish wine glasses behind the bar at Gabriella’s. Photo by Gaige Davila. Share RelatedPolishing the competition: Bar Ringer hitting market soonBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   “I love the way that it looks. It looks perfect. It’s exactly what I sent them,” Robert Foehringer told the PRESS during an interview at Gabriella’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria, on South Padre Island, where he bartends, as he showed off the completed model of…December 6, 2019In “News”Beach Bar Beat: Padre Island Brewing Company  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Padre Island Brewing Company can lay claim to several instances of doing something before it was “cool,” or, in other words, a mainstream, normal facet of life.  The lone brewing company on South Padre Island, Padre Island Brewing Company has been making beer in its…September 1, 2020In “News”Nearly 66,000 visit SPI during Memorial Day weekendBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Approximately 65,710 people visited South Padre Island over the Memorial Day weekend, according to South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Ed Caum.  At South Padre Island’s public beaches behind Bar Louie, Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill, La Quinta Inn and Suites and the Hilton…May 29, 2020In “News”last_img read more

Continue Reading

rbwoojym

Real Madrid player ‘one step away’ from signing for Wolves on…

By on September 17, 2020

first_imgJesús Vallejo is ‘one step away’ from moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan for the season, report Marca on Thursday afternoon. The central defender signed for the club from Real Zaragoza in 2015 and isn’t yet in serious contention for a regular place. He’s been on two loans, firstly back to Zaragoza, and then to Eintracht Frankfurt.A central defender, the 22 year old has a lot of experience with Spain’s national youth sides, and was part of the squad which won the European Championships this summer.Marca say the transfer could be completed in the ‘next few hours’.Vallejo had wanted to stay at Real Madrid for the coming season, but since the arrival of Eder Militao from Porto he’s been relegated to fifth choice central defender.There’s no talk of any buying option, and it’s explained the player’s contract may be renewed before he leaves. It currently runs until June 2021 and Madrid would likely prefer it to be longer so he’s got more than a year left when he returns.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoGeeks Reviews價格僅為HK$771 的便携自拍無人機正席捲香港Geeks ReviewsUndolast_img read more

Continue Reading

rbwoojym

Toma Daske: Even before I signed with Levski, I knew it…

By on September 16, 2020

first_imgLevski’s new addition Toma Daske gave an interview for the club’s television. The Frenchman revealed that he is very happy with the fact that he is a footballer of the “blues”.“I feel great. I am honored to have reached this contract. I am glad to be part of a club like Levski. I hope to have a successful season with my new teammates. I want to repay the club for the trust which he gave me, “Daske began. “I am 26 years old. They play as a central defender. Before I came to Levski I played in the second French division with Le Mans. My first professional contract was with Troyes, whose teenager I am.” Source: levski.bg“I’ve heard a lot about Bulgaria and football here. I’m familiar with your great national team from the 90’s, which knocked France out of the World Cup in the United States. I’m familiar with the leading clubs in the country. Even before I came to Levski, I knew that it is known as the “Team of the People.”“I hope we will achieve a lot of success. I will do my best to make the fans happy. My goal is to adapt as quickly as possible to the team and the team’s game. Then, together as a team to pursue one goal – victory, victory and victory again. Especially here at this stadium for the people who will come to support us, “the defender concluded.Nikolay Krastev: This is the way for Levski – teenagers and experienced Bulgarian playersThe goalkeeper returned to Gerenalast_img read more

Continue Reading

rbwoojym

Ali’s sensational innings fails to push UG pass MYO

By on

first_imgA superb innings of 161 from Ershaad Ali failed to propel the University of Guyana (UG) past host, Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) in the latest round of the New Building Society (NBS) Second Division 40 overs tournament, yesterday.   UG, chasing 344 for victory, were dismissed for 292 in the 37th over to hand MYO a 41-run win; their fifth in a row. The chase, however, was full of fireworks mainly off Ali’s bat. He smashed 20 fours and eight sixes in a virtual one-man show which nearly carried his side over the line. The left-hander was harsh on anything loose as he particularly favoured the long off and mid-wicket region.  Autoplay Autoplay1 of 4GNIC’s David Dick raises his bat after recording his half-century  (Royston Alkins photo)Saheed Gittins was excellent with new ball for MYO (Royston Alkins photo)Safraz Issau watches one sail out of the park (Royston Alkins photo) Vinash Rampersaud acknowledges his teammates’ applause after registering his ton. (Royston Alkins photo)  UG, early in the chase, were reeling at 35 for four after seamer Saheed Gittins (3-37) dislodged the top order. It was from there on the Ali show began with support only coming from Almando Damon (21) and Keon Roberts (24).   Gittins, who ended as the pick of the bowlers, received support from Shaffik Ishmile who grabbed 3-51.  Earlier, MYO after winning the toss and electing to bat, posted an imposing 343 for seven from their allotted 40 overs with Vinash Rampersaud smashing a crafty unbeaten century – 111 – which included 13 fours and five sixes.  Rampersaud, who was watchful early on before unleashing a barrage of shots, shared in a 151 fourth-wicket stand with former national under–15 batsman, Safraz Issau.    The left-handed Issau was pleasing on the eyes during his brutal innings of 91 before being dismissed by seamer Omesh Danran (1-49), agonizingly short of his century. His knock included nine fours and six sixes and was particularly brutal on Roberts whom he launched for 21 in one of his overs and 23 in another.  Skipper Khemraj Ramdeen was also in the runs after scoring 57 before he was dismissed off the bowing of his opposite number Dennis Heywood (1-53).   Roberts, who had two early breakthroughs, went the distance and ended with expensive figures of 2-91 while Devon Paul had 2–50.  Meanwhile, over at GNIC, Malteenoes defeated the host by four wickets in a low scoring encounter.  GNIC after being inserted, reached 175 for nine when their overs expired. Only old stalwart David Dick showed any resistance with an innings of 75 as young leg-spinner, Wayne Bollers captured 3-28. He got support from Kellon Carmichael (2-22) and D. Dalrymple (2-36).   Malteenoes, in response, reached 176 for six with Nichosie Barker leading the way with a fine half-century – 51 – to see his side home.last_img read more

Continue Reading

rbwoojym

GTTA Senior national TT championships underway

By on August 31, 2020

first_imgThe 2020 edition of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) senior national championships got underway last evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).  Participants in the under – 21 and “C” Class categories went up against each other in a bid to stamp their authority. Action in those categories ended at the group stages and is set to be completed today. Meanwhile, the highly anticipated male and female senior categories are set to commence today. Stakes for the male title will be contested amongst the country’s tops gunners in defending champion Christopher Franklin, Shemar Bitton, Nigel Bryant, and Joel Alleyne.  The females, on the other hand, will find it difficult to get past defending champion Natalie Cummings since this edition of the championships will not feature previous winners Trenace Lowe and Chelsea Edghill who are out of the jurisdiction.last_img read more

Continue Reading

rbwoojym

Pele keen on Black Stars coaching role

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgGhana legend Abedi Pele has not ruled out coaching the Black Stars in future after part-time coaching career proved to be a hit.The three-time Africa Player of the Year, who is the owner of second tier club Nania FC, coached the side to the final of the MTN FA Cup on Sunday.Despite not having any formal training in coaching, the former Marseille midfielder has coached his club since it started in 2008.With the successes he has chalked so far, Abedi wouldn’t rule out coaching the Black Stars if the position becomes vacant.“When I retired from football I didn’t really decide to be a coach,” Abedi Pele said.“I decided to develop kids to give something back to my country given what my country has done for me. The national team gave me the chance to be seen by the teams abroad. “If the chance comes up for me to coach my country in future, I will say nobody knows tomorrow.“I can’t say my experience in coaching is up there yet but with time you never know.”The Black Stars, currently coached by Serbian Goran Stevanovic, are regarded as one of the best teams in Africa.In recent times Ghana’s top coaching position has attracted some big names with Marcel Desailly, the ex-France defender, also expressing interest in taking charge of the team in future.Source: MTNfootball.comlast_img read more

Continue Reading

rbwoojym

Full house for Dawson County opener

By on August 27, 2020

first_imgLEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 2) – Hitting the dirt running was an understatement when describing the outstanding show seen by the jam-packed house of avid racing fans at Dawson County Raceway Sunday evening.  Zach Olmstead raced from the fifth row to the front of the field to win the Sunday IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature at Dawson County Raceway. (Photo by Tamie Thurn) By Kelly Ninas No stranger to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner’s circle, Nichols was able to drive where the leaders weren’t for much of the first half of the feature before he took the lead by passing Bo Egge on the ninth lap and never looked back. Leading the laps that mattered the most, Thome was the victor in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. Thome got to third early on and was up to second when leader Brett Berry slowed and relinquished the lead. Thome led the final laps to claim the victory.  Coming from deep in the field, fifth row starter Olmstead of Overton was able to finish his rollercoaster weekend by winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Olmstead got to the front on lap seven. Getting their season started off on the right foot by punching their ticket to the Chesterman’s Coca-Cola Winners Circle were the quintet of Dakota Sproul, Robbie Thome, Mike Nichols, Zach Olmstead and Rileigh Flohrs.  Showing his cards early paid off for Sproul as he scored the IMCA Modified victory. Sproul started the on the inside of the second row, made the move into the lead on the fourth lap and never looked back. Putting on a dominating performance was Flohrs, the green to checkered leader in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.last_img read more

Continue Reading