Jamaica signs MOU with UK’s National Health Service Trust

first_img“I was particularly impressed by what I saw during the tour of the facility. I am convinced this represents the kind of partnership that will help our plans to expand our public health system,” Tufton said. Tufton signs agreement A statement issued by the Ministry of Health last week stated Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton signed the agreement that covers areas including cardiology, nephrology, neurosciences and oncology. UHB Foundation Trust is one of the highest performing NHS organizations in Europe. It has a proven international reputation for quality care, information technology, clinical education, and training and research. The Jamaican government is currently taking steps to transform St Joseph’s Hospital in St Andrew to a 24-bed center of excellence general hospital. This would enable that hospital to handle certain specialist services, such as oncology. Under the MOU, the Ministry of Health and UHB will explore joint activity and enter into collaborative arrangements which will further the development of centers of excellence. In addition, each activity carried out within the framework of the MOU will be subject to the mutual written consent of the ministry and UHB.The Ministry of Health said the MOU is non-binding. Details of the execution will be separately negotiated and mutually agreed by both parties through discussion and signing of a separate legally binding contract. “The agreement also provides for technical cooperation in nursing and bio-medical engineering,” the statement said. It noted the MOU is part of Jamaica’s thrust to expand public health facilities and the range of specialist services offered.center_img Transform St. Joseph’s hospital Collaborative arrangements “There has been significant investment in a linear accelerator, which deals with cancer treatment,” according to the statement. Jamaica has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with University Hospitals Birmingham National Health Service Trust (UHB) in Britain to help develop centers of excellence at health facilities in Jamaica. UHB is a regional center for cancer. It has the second largest renal dialysis program in the UK and the largest solid organ transplantation program in Europe. It also provides a series of highly specialist cardiac and liver services. It’s also a major specialist center for burns and plastic surgery.last_img read more

Miami Dolphins Project Change Scholarship

first_imgFormer Miami Dolphin legend, Mark “Super” Duper talking to students of the 5000 Role Model of Excellence. The Miami Dolphins recently announced the creation of the Project Change Scholarship, a program that will identify one high school student each year and pay for their tuition to college over a four-year period.To be launched on December 1, the goal of the scholarship is to target students to impact their lives, so they can make a change in their community.Requirements for the Project Change Scholarship include:Maintain a GPA of 3.0.Completion of at least 40 hours of community service a semester in social justice programs.Write an essay on what change they want to see in the community and how the scholarship will achieve that change.Acceptance into a community college or university.The Project Change Scholarship is a part of a yearly fund for advocacy and social justice programs created by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins players.Social justice initiativesDuring the 2017-18 season, the Miami Dolphins organization will create a social justice grant program, sponsor the Police Athletic League of North Miami and host a police and youth conference in conjunction with the 5000 Role Models Excellence Project.RISEThese initiatives will be in addition to the previous work the team is involved with through their collaboration with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE).Founded and created by Ross in October 2015, RISE harnesses the unifying power of sports to improve race relations and drive social progress. Since its founding, RISE programs have reached more than 30,000 students, coaches and athletic staff at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.For more on scholarship opportunities in Miami, click the link: 15 Miami-Dade high school seniors to receive scholarshipslast_img read more

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister to visit North America/Europe on SOE fallout

first_imgTourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is to visit North America and Europe this weekend as Jamaica moves to quell any fallout from its decision to impose a state of emergency in St. James, where the island’s tourist resort of Montego Bay is situated.Bartlett told a news conference that the authorities have already developed “a comprehensive program with our partners” from the three major markets, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.nsure future bookingsHe said from this weekend he would be moving to “cover those markets to meet with all our partners and to ensure future bookings, because I think that the winter (booking) is holding and that’s the message we want to have.”He said the concerns for the authorities here would be future bookings adding “we want to look to make sure that we shore up the summer and the fall because we are pushing to inch into the five million arrivals this year.”The government introduced the state of emergency last week Thursday in a bid to deal with the rising criminal activities including murder in that parish. Last year, more than 300 people were killed in St. James and the authorities have said more than 200 people including those wanted for murder have been detained under the state of emergency.Jamaica is being made saferBartlett said that Jamaica would continue its aggressive public relations campaign noting “we are out there, and we are making the point that Jamaica is being made safer”Earlier Prime Minister Andrew Holness told reporters that he is “prepared to do what it takes to address this crime problem” and warned ‘all of what we are doing is threatened by the security situation in Jamaica.”He said crime is but one aspect of the island’s security and his administration was also concerned about its ability to protect and control its borders, telecommunication and financial services among other sectors.He dismissed the notion that the state of emergency is all about dealing with the crime “in our faces, the murders, and the public disorder” adding “it is also to deal with what I like to call an eco-system of criminality at an enterprise level.last_img read more

Jamaican-born architect Sekou Cooke explores relationship between Hip-Hop and architecture

first_imgA Jamaican-born architect has been given a grant to fund his work to explore the relationship between Hip-Hop and architecture.The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, which is based in Chicago, Illinois, has named Sekou Cooke among its 53 recipients of 2018 grants, which are awarded to encourage creativity, experimentation, and discussion in the field of architecture.Cooke is an architectural practitioner and educator based in Syracuse, NY.  He is currently assistant professor at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, where he teaches design studios and seminars that value breadth of exploration over formulaic production.  Through his professional practice, the Sekou Cooke STUDIO, he brings thoughtful processes and rigorous experimentation to a vast array of project types – from commercial and residential works in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina, to mixed-use projects and tenant improvements in California, to speculative developments in Liberia and his native Jamaica. Puts Hip-Hop in historical contextHe puts Hip-Hop within the historical context of other cultural movements and their influence on architecture and suggests that as a dominant cultural movement of our generation, Hip-Hop is poised to produce its own architecture.Cooke has been interested in the overlap of academia and practice for some time and decided at the start of his career to focus on constructions that explored the relationships between the conceptual aspirations of architecture and the realities presented by construction and entrepreneurship.Theoretical movementHis current research on the emergent field of Hip-Hop Architecture is a theoretical movement reflecting the core tenets of Hip-Hop culture with the power to create meaningful impact on the built environment and give voice to the marginalized and underrepresented within design practice.  Exhibition: Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture This work has been widely disseminated through his writings, lectures, and symposia and will be the central focus of an upcoming exhibition entitled, Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, on view from October 1, 2018 to January 12, 2019 at the AIANY Center for Architecture.  Cooke received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard, a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell, and is a licensed architect in the states of New York and California. He is also a columnist, lecturer, and exhibitor and has served in leadership roles at numerous organizations.last_img read more

County Line Chiropractic Sponsors Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

first_imgDr. Laura Hochstein (left) of County Line Chiropractic Medica and Rehab Center presents sponsorship check to Eddy Edwards, (center) CEO of Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc., while Dr. Angel Ares looks on. Miramar, FL –County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers In Miami, Florida has once again signed on to become a sponsor of the 18th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, scheduled for November 10th at Miramar Regional Park. Absent from the festival for the last few years, County Line Chiropractic is back this year with extra enthusiasm and will be very prominent at this year’s Jerk Festival.Pleased to be a sponsor“County Line is pleased to sponsor The Jamaican Jerk Festival again! Every year the food is delicious, and the music is amazing,” stated Maria Pazos, COO of Countyline Chiropractic Medical and Rehab Center. “We cherish the opportunity to assist and educate our community and this year, the entire County Line Team will be in attendance. Be sure to stop by our tent for free giveaways, the opportunity to get a free massage and to win prizes!Every year, Festival fans flock to the event to enjoy a wide variety of jerk delicacies, cheer on their favorite celebrities and chefs in the Publix Culinary Pavilion, enjoy sizzling performances on the main stage, while the young ones enjoy the activities in the Kidz Zone. The festival is a family outing of fun, fellowship and the cool “Jerk Festival” vibe everyone has come to know and love.Pre-Festival activitiesAs a sponsor, County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers will offer various activities leading up to the Jerk Festival. Tickets for the Festival will be on sale at several County Line locations. Patients will also have an opportunity to register to win tickets when they visit for treatment. At the event, County Line Chiropractic will offer lots of giveaways, free massages and other fun activities. Remember, if you’re in a car accident, call County Line first!”.The 18th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is presented by Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc. in association with Partners for Youth Foundation. Sponsors are Grace Foods, Publix Supermarkets, FLOW, Guinness, The Jamaica Tourist Board, Digicel,  Red Stripe, Ciroc Vodka, the National Weekly, WAVS 1170, WZOP and HOT105.last_img read more

Protoje Produces All-Woman ‘Rock & Groove’ Riddim Compilation Album

first_imgDespite the gains made in the last 20 years by women in reggae, the music is still dominated by producers who usually look to their male counterparts for hit songs. With acts like Jah9 and Etana also doing well, Cowan believes the all-woman concept is warranted. In December, singjay/producer Protoje stood up for the ladies with the release of his Rock and Groove Riddim album. It features songs by singers Naomi Cowan, Lila Ike, Sevana, and Jaz Elise. She had a breakthrough hit in 2018 with “Paradise Plum.” The Rock and Groove album has songs by each artist, accompanied by a dub version.  “We are in a time in our society when women are being uplifted and recognized in music, so it’s only natural we made this happen. Women’s voices matter even more when we are together because the public listens to us more,” she reasoned. Lila Ike, Sevana, and Jaz Elise are part of In.Digg.Nation Collective which recently signed a distribution deal with RCA Records.center_img Protoje, a pivotal figure in Jamaica’s roots-reggae revival, approached Cowan last year to be part of the album which is released by his In.Digg.Nation Collective label. Cowan, whose song on the project is “Peace of Mind,” says more compilation albums of this nature are needed. Cowan is the daughter of singer Carlene Davis and Tommy Cowan, who had a successful career as an artist, producer, and marketing executive. “That would be awesome if there were more of these. I wholeheartedly think there should be more projects like this because it’s relevant,” she said. “Sweet Inspiration” by Lila Ike, Sevana’s “Haul And Pull,” and “Rock And Groove” are the other songs on the Rock And Groove album.last_img read more

Milutin Sredojević Quits As Uganda Cranes Coach

first_imgMilutin Sredojević “Micho” has terminated his contract as Manger of Ugandan national team. According to the Serb, FUFA owes him an equivalent of $64,000 (Ugsh230m) over six months.Earlier in the week, Justus Mugisha, 1st Vice President of the Federation, told ESPN that in light of Sredojevic’s increased profile, they do not have the resources to afford him which might likely lead to his exit as manger of the cranes.“We do not have the government fully supporting the national team and we always have to struggle to pay the coach. Micho’s profile has now increased since he qualified the team for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and we do not have the money to match what other people and clubs are ready to offer him.” MugishaThe recent development has given fans of Orlando Pirates hope that Micho might return to the PSL team as there are reports he has agreed to a three-year contract with Pirates which will earn him about $50,000 (R650,000) per year in Johannesburg.Uganda Cranes are in a decent position as they play to qualify for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. They currently are second in the third round of qualifiers with 4pts behind Egypt who top Group E. RelatedPhoto – See Former Uganda Coach Celebrate With Fans At Farewell PartyAugust 1, 2017In “Africa”Emmanuel Amuneke Gets New Job 48 Hours After Zambian FA SnubJanuary 24, 2020In “Africa”Uganda Appoint Northern Irishman McKinstry As New Head CoachOctober 1, 2019In “Africa”last_img read more

Suso Pens New Five-Year Deal At Milan

first_imgRelated Spanish winger Suso has signed a new five-year deal until 2022 at Italian giants AC Milan after an impressive start to the season.Suso, 23, has started the new Italian Serie A season with two goals in six games thus earning him a first international call-up for Spain.His impressive performances have now been rewarded with a new deal that will keep him at the San Siro for the next five years.The news was confirmed by a club statement, which said: “AC Milan are delighted to announce that Suso has extended his contract with the club through to 30 June 2022.”“We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, all agreeing on the outcome. Now the contract has been signed, it’s official. “This is great news for all the Rossoneri fans, and for one of the best players in the past season.” the statement added.last_img read more

The importance for affiliates to use their audience

first_imgShare LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Besides pushing forward the products of their gaming partners, affiliates should not forget about promoting their own product, according to LeoVegas.In the latest edition of the mobile gaming operator’s Affiliate Academy, LeoVegas explains how affiliates can increase traffic to their website and hence increase sales numbers. The simple equation is that by having more visitors to your page, you will concurrently be increasing the number of potential buyers .LeoVegas explained: “Many affiliates focus solely on pushing hard the merchants’ products and totally forget to promote their product: the website/brand. To start increasing traffic, you should first map out how you can achieve this, and determine how you should let the world know that your website exists.“Start with identifying places where your target audience virtually hang out, like forums, websites, etc. Another way is to engage some of your audience as brand ambassadors as after all, they know where people like themselves can be found online.”According to LeoVegas’ Affiliate Academy, it is important to be social and be present to establish trusted relationships with followers, engage with them and be sure to reply to their comments.74% of consumers identify ‘word of mouth’ (WOM) as a key influencer to their decision making process when buying, therefore it is important to interact with followers and create relationships.Social proof is when humans take action or make a decision based on seeing other humans doing it first. It’s sort of like an implied recommendation – if other people do it, it must be good.Check out the article ‘How your audience can be your best asset’ by clicking here. Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Paddy Power seeks Donald Trump expert

first_img StumbleUpon Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Lee Price – Paddy PowerPaddy Power politics has confirmed that it is seeking a ‘Head of Trump Betting’ within the company, as the operator services over 100 markets dedicated to the 45th President of the United States of America.Having launched its dedicated ‘Trump Hub’ last February, Paddy Power has seen a significant uplift on wagers placed by its punters on Donald Trump special betting markets.Lee Price PR & Mischief Champion for Paddy Power confirmed the position to industry news source TotallyGaming.com.“Head of Trump Betting may sound ridiculous, but then so does ‘President Trump’. But our punters love The Donald! or at least betting on him. He’s the biggest non-sporting market for us – absolutely yuge!” Price stated.Seeking a top talent, The Irish bookmaker has promoted the new role on its corporate website and on its Linkedin page.  The bookmaker details the following the competencies for candidate application…Technical Competencies: • Excellent betting knowledge• Aptitude at Excel and wrestling techniques a distinct advantage.• Awareness of national security situation in Sweden beneficial.• Better understanding of global politics than Donald Trump. Which won’t exclude many.Education, Qualifications & Experience:• Being multi-lingual is a distinct advantage – particularly if you specialise in decoding Trumpisms.• Ideal candidate would have a good knowledge of which one’s Melania and which one’s Ivanka.last_img read more