Sri Lanka: SLNS Parakrama Hosts Blood Donation Campaign

first_imgA blood donation campaign organized by the Western Naval Command Medical Organization was held at the SLNS Parakrama auditorium on 23rd December 2011. A large number of naval personnel attached to the Western Naval Command participated with great enthusiasm. Officials of the National Blood Transfusion Service rendered their assistance in collaboration with the medical personnel of the Western Naval Command Hospital.The Navy spearheads many blood donation campaigns at its bases located island-wide contributing to the national requirements of maintaining sufficient blood stocks for medical treatment. Naval personnel, who are conscious of the well-beings of their fellow citizens at all times, voluntarily donate their blood with a view to save precious lives through their meritorious act.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 23, 2011; Image: navy View post tag: Campaign Share this article View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: SLNS Parakrama Hosts Blood Donation Campaign View post tag: Blood Sri Lanka: SLNS Parakrama Hosts Blood Donation Campaign View post tag: SLNS View post tag: News by topic View post tag: hosts View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Donation View post tag: Parakrama December 23, 2011last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – General Practice

first_imgOpen Until FilledYes Job Code/Title Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/98453 Position NumberJ00001 Resource CriticalYes Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate Working TitleAdjunct Faculty – General Practice CampusMCV Campus Organizational Overview Normal work days At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. – DDS or DMD degree- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills- Current CPR / BLS certification- VA Dental License This position will provide both clinical and instructional guidanceto our students.Clinical Instructor duties include:- Provide clinical instruction to undergraduate students in amanner that is professional as well as builds rapport andconfidence.- Provide educational direction to students that guides them tointegrate multiple dental disciplines into an individualized,comprehensive and sequenced dental treatment plan.- Meet all designated course instruction guidelines.- Provide didactic and technical mentorship to students in theclinic and/or labs.Teaching duties include:- Aid the course director in setting up and grading practicalexams.- Assist students in skill development in basic concepts ofocculsion, waxing and using high and low speed hand pieces.- Demonstrate and manipulate different dental materials andinstruments to restore teeth to its proper form and function.- Reinforce proper ergonomics, infection control andprofessionalism as well as encourage students in self-assessmentsof their work.*A pool of applicants is being established to be drawn upon toprovide special expertise when needed, and/or to meet specialprogrammatic needs not otherwise provided within thedepartment. Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Remove from posting on or before Sensitive PositionYes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will berequired. Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Hours/Week DepartmentGeneral Practice Board certification Description of the Job Preferred Qualifications Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching Job Open Date03/30/2020 Normal work hours Additional Information Special Instructions to Applicants Required Qualifications Optional & Required DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV) Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Are you a current VCU employee?YesNo Posting Detailslast_img read more

Insulin Prices Expected to Drop

first_imgInsulin prices could be going down.Indy-based company Eli Lilly and Company is announcing to sell a half-price version of its popular insulin injection, Humalog.This comes as a number of other drug makers are under fire over the rising cost of insulin.According to a recent study, the cost of insulin for treating Type-1 Diabetes in the United States has nearly doubled during a five-year period.Two U.S. senators launched an investigation into the rising costs, but drug makers say they have to keep prices high because of the rebates they pay to insurance companies.CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare MARCH 4TH, 2019 MACLEOD HAGEMAN EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThere’s some potentially good news for people with diabetes.last_img read more

BRIEFS

first_imgU.S. Sen. Robert Menendez accused the Trump Administration of using the IRS to attack state efforts to work around the new tax laws limiting state and local tax deductions. (See brief) Mayor Roque lends support to longtime Sacco adversaryMayor Felix Roque lent his support to Larry Wainstein during a speech at a Wainstein event at a local restaurant recently. Wainstein is a perennial adversary of Mayor Nicholas Sacco who has challenged the mayor in past elections.While media outlets characterized the speech as an endorsement for North Bergen’s 2019 municipal election, Roque stopped short of confirming that.“The word ‘endorsing’ is a very precise, targeted word,” Roque said. “I would say that he’s a phenomenal person.”He said that as far as any endorsements, “When the time comes, it’s something I have to consider.”Roque has been in office for seven years, and Sacco for 27. The two have been on the same side in the past. So why is Roque suddenly supporting Sacco’s longtime adversary?Local mayors recently became divided over who should be the next Hudson County executive. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Union City Mayor and State Sen. Brian Stack announced they would not support current County Executive Tom DeGise’s 2019 reelection efforts. Roque has joined them in seeking a new candidate, as has Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla.Roque has said that “there’s a need for change,” calling Stack, Fulop and Bhalla a “new generation trying to make a difference.”But Sacco is in DeGise’s camp. Some say the fight is over county jobs.Roque said he gave kind words to Wainstein because of his philanthropic efforts in North Bergen. Roque also said that Wainstein has recently helped West New York residents with bill and rent payments.On the other hand, three West New York commissioners have announced support for DeGise, an apparent split from Roque. In fact, next month, those commissioners will participate in a fundraiser to be hosted by Rep. Albio Sires for an anti-Roque ticket.One of those commissioners is Cosmo Cirillo, who has close ties to Sacco, and is a rumored Roque opponent for next year. ×U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez accused the Trump Administration of using the IRS to attack state efforts to work around the new tax laws limiting state and local tax deductions. (See brief)center_img But despite his commissioners breaking rank with him, Roque had no lack of confidence in himself.“They can try every which way,” he said. “Right now, I’m invincible. Sitting on the horse like I am, not only do I have the money and people, I have the support of my community.”He added that he invites their competition, “but I’m still going to win.”Asked whether his words complimenting Wainstein were political retaliation against DeGise sympathizers, Mayor Roque shot that down. “I don’t have any problems with Sacco,” Roque said.In a statement, North Bergen town spokesman Phil Swibinski said, “Mayor Roque should be more concerned with West New York, where in the last few months he has lost control of local government, with a majority of the Board of Commissioners breaking away from him, and [with] his own chances of re-election, which appear to be getting slimmer by the day.”Menendez rips into IRS ‘attack on New Jersey taxpayers’U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez reacted to Wednesday’s announcement by the Internal Revenue Service that it intends to issue new rules about property taxes. Menendez said the rules would unfairly target statewide efforts to protect New Jersey taxpayers from being double-taxed by the Trump Administration’s plan limiting state and local tax deductions.Republican federal tax law, passed last year, is expected to hurt New Jersey taxpayers who pay more than $10,000 in state and local property taxes. Estimates indicate that more than onein10 New Jersey households will see an increase in their federal income taxes.To mitigate the federal tax law, earlier this month, the senator – a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national tax policy and the leader in the U.S. Senate in the fight to preserve the state and local tax deduction – joined Gov. Phil Murphy as he signed state legislation that allows municipalities to establish charitable funds where taxpayers can donate in return for a property tax credit.The state legislation, S-1893, allows taxpayers to donate to a charitable fund established by their municipality, county, or school district. In return for their donation, the taxpayer receives a credit on their property tax bill of up to 90 percent of the donation.Taxpayers would then be able to claim their donation as a charitable deduction on their federal income tax return.The IRS has said it will try to limit these strategies, without giving any details.“Despite these state efforts to circumvent the new statutory limitation on state and local tax deductions, taxpayers should be mindful that federal law controls the proper characterization of payments for federal income tax purposes,” the IRS wrote in its notice.Menendez reacted angrily. “The concept of incentivizing charitable contributions with state tax benefits, including credits, has long been found by the IRS to be acceptable,”the senator said. “The only reasonable conclusion to draw is that the Trump Administration will stop at nothing to hurt New Jersey, and will always put petty partisan politics ahead of the people he has been sworn to serve.”Menendez added, “As appalling as it was for President Trump and Congressional Republicans to use tax reform as a way to exact political revenge against so-called blue states by limiting the state and local tax deduction, it is absolutely unacceptable to use the IRS as a political weapon to target New Jerseyans. I will not stand for it, and will use every tool at my disposal to protect the taxpayers of New Jersey.”Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. Rm. 901 on Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m.Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org. Uber Express POOL launches in New JerseyUber announces last week that its new shared rides product Express POOL launched May 17 in Hudson County, Newark, Elizabeth, and parts of Essex and Bergen counties.In Express POOL, where riders wait a few minutes before their trips begin, and then walk a short distance to a nearby spot for pick up and dropoff. Walking and waiting help make more optimal matches and provide better, straighter, faster routes with fewer detours.New Jersey residents will see Express POOL next to POOL in the app. Once requested, the app spends the next few minutes selecting the most compatible co-riders and a driver nearby, and the best spot for pickup within a few blocks of your location.last_img read more

Flooding Cuts Off Ocean City From the Mainland

first_imgOcean City experienced the worst flooding since 2012’s Superstorm Sandy during high tide on Saturday morning, and the island is bracing for two more high tides that could be equally damaging. Flood waters stretch from the bay to Asbury Avenue on Fourth Street in Ocean City, NJ on Saturday morning.The island was cut off from the mainland when public safety officials blocked access to all causeways leading to Ocean City on Saturday morning. Most of the bayside Bay, Simpson, Haven and West avenues  were covered by water, and storm surf battered the newly restored beaches and dunes.Ocean City awoke to a coating of about 5 or 6 inches of snow, but the precipitation quickly turned to rain in the daylight hours.The first of three potentially major high tides came at about 7:20 a.m. with the tidal gauge at the Bayside Center (on the 500 block of Bay Avenue) reporting a peak tide of 8.04 feet on the mean low water scale. That is comparable with the 8.02 feet recorded in November 2009 during a nor’easter that leveled dunes at the north end. Superstorm Sandy, by comparison, was at 10.02 feet on the same scale.Storm surf batters the beach near the Ocean City Music Pier just after high tide on Saturday morning.The next high tides are at 7:54 p.m. Saturday and 8:11 a.m. Sunday (tides at the Ninth Street Bridge on Ocean City’s bay side). The astronomical prediction for Saturday evening’s tide was lower than that of Saturday morning’s, and the most recent forecast suggests the wind may begin to diminish just slightly.The peak wind gust on Saturday morning came at 8:33 a.m. at 66 mph (recorded on the 59th Street anemometer), and sustained winds were at 45 to 50 mph.The wind and rain-melted snow are contributing to flooding in Ocean City, and streets continued to see more water even after high tide passed. With the streets leading to the 34th Street and Ninth Street bridges underwater, Ocean City police blocked access. Somers Point police blocked access to the Longport causeway._________Sign up for free news updates from OCNJ Daily._________Police were planning to reopen the causeways if the tide subsided, but they urged residents to stay off the roads and not drive through flood waters.Despite the wind and flooding, Atlantic City Electric reported fewer than 50 power outages in scattered pockets throughout Ocean City.At 2:30 p.m., only three people were taking advantage of a shelter at Ocean City High School, though a small handful had been at the shelter earlier in the day. The Ocean City Fire Department was using its military surplus vehicles to navigate the flooded streets and reach people in need.Residents shared photos on social media that showed the worst flooding in recent memory.Winter Storm, Coastal Flood and High Wind warnings remain in effect through Sunday morning.last_img read more

North End Neighborhood Drainage Project Update

first_imgWORK TO BE COMPLETED IN THE WEEK OF AUG. 27 TO 31Feriozzi Concrete will continue work on Third Street between Haven and Bay avenues, restoring curb gutter and sidewalks.Pipe crews will continue installing inlets and main on Seventh Street and on Pleasure Avenue.Paving crews will be milling and paving the intersections of Fifth and West, Sixth and West, and will be topping mid-block between Fifth and Sixth on Tuesday. Wednesday they will begin grading for the bike path behind the Primary School and will pave it by the end of the week.Project DesignSee Design Presentation for Detail Updated 4:39 p.m. Aug. 23, 2018last_img read more

Money-saving offer from Fleming Howden for Cupcake Week

first_imgEdinburgh-based ingredients supplier Fleming Howden is offering Scottish bakers the chance to save money on a range of products used for cupcake baking.As part of the run-up to National Cupcake Week (12-18 September), the firm, part of Premier Foods, is offering a package deal of a bag of Crème Cake Mix 12.5kg, a tub of Light & Fluffy Vanilla Fondant Icing 8kg and a sleeve of brightly coloured, polka dot cupcake cases for £43.Stocks are limited, according to Fleming Howden, so call 0131 333 6666, or visit www.fleminghowden.co.uk.last_img read more

Students intern in fashion

first_imgSometimes work can be more than just tedious – perhaps even fashionable. Senior Miranda Peretti’s internship this year serves as a learning experience and a fun activity that allows her to explore her interests in the fashion industry. Peretti interns with Rent the Runway, an online company that allows customers to rent designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the price. The company attracted her because of its unique method for girls to switch up their wardrobe frequently, Peretti said. “With a roster of [more than] 150 top designers and 25,000 of the season’s hottest dresses and 4,000 accessories, [Rent the Runway] is designer fashion delivered to your doorstep for a fraction of the price,” she said. According to the company’s website, Rent the Runway offers high-quality products and individual customer service to each girl who rents a dress or accessory, because “users benefit from the expertise of professional stylists and the shared wisdom of like-minded fashion-forward members.” Peretti became involved with Rent the Runway after a conversation with Saint Mary’s graduate and fellow Rent the Runway intern Brenna Lasky. After applying online, Peretti was selected and began work right away. “I began as the marketing rep this year, but became co-manager when one of our other co-managers stepped down,” she said. “Brenna brought Rent the Runway to SMC last year and started our on-campus team. She also interned at the corporate office in New York this summer.” Peretti and her co-manager, senior Katie Thompson, oversee the promotion of Rent the Runway through various events at Saint Mary’s. They are responsible for encouraging students to sign up to be members and borrow from Rent the Runway. The pair manages a team of five interns who brainstorm ways to increase business. “We are the go-to people for team communication and also provide direction and leadership,” Peretti said. “We also relay information from corporate in relation to goals for the month.” For Peretti, this internship is a great way to gain experience in the professional world, but also to work in the fashion industry. “My favorite part about Rent the Runway is it combines two of my favorite topics, business and fashion,” she said. “I love getting the update emails of upcoming trends and new dresses [and] accessories that are available.” Despite her love of fashion and business, Peretti said there are still some obstacles she, Thompson and their team of interns must overcome in order to ensure the company goals are met. “Our biggest challenge is advertising,” she said. “We have to be creative to grab girl’s attention, but we must still comply with Saint Mary’s rules.” Regardless of any difficulties, Peretti said she is looking forward to the events she and Thompson have planned for this year. “We plan on having several events on campus this year, including tabling, trunk shows and a fashion show,” she said. “Trunk shows allow girls to try on various dresses while tabling helps to spread the word about the company.”last_img read more

University President addresses religion, law

first_imgTags: Dianne Feinstein, dogma, Fr. John Jenkins, Notre Dame Law University President Fr. John Jenkins addressed U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in a letter Saturday, expressing his concern over a judicial confirmation hearing Sept. 6.The hearing addressed the nomination of University law professor, Amy Coney Barrett, to the U.S. 7th Court of Appeals. During the hearing, Feinstein questioned Barrett about her religious beliefs and how they would affect her judicial rulings.“Why is it that so many of us on this side have this very uncomfortable feeling that — you know, dogma and law are two different things. And I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different,” Feinstein told Barrett, in a video from The Washington Post.“And I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for years in this country,” Feinstein said.In his letter to Feinstein, Jenkins said he recognized Barrett’s credentials and expressed “deep concern at [her] line of questioning.”“I am one in whose heart ‘dogma lives loudly,’ as it has for centuries in the lives of many Americans, some of whom have given their lives in service to this nation,” Jenkins said in the letter. “Indeed, it lived loudly in the hearts of those who founded our nation as one where citizens could practice their faith freely and without apology.”Jenkins said Barrett has the ability to act impartially in accordance with the law.“Professor Barrett has made it clear that she would ‘follow unflinchingly’ all legal precedent, and, in rare cases in which her conscience would not allow her to do so, she would recuse herself,” Jenkins said in the letter. “I can assure you that she is a person of integrity who acts in accord with the principles she articulates.”It was disturbing to see Barrett’s capabilities questioned due to her faith, Jenkins said in the letter.“It is chilling to hear from a United States Senator that this might now disqualify someone from service as a federal judge,” Jenkins said in the letter. “I ask you and your colleagues to respect those in whom “dogma lives loudly” — which is a condition we call faith. For the attempt to live such faith while one upholds the law should command respect, not evoke concern.”last_img read more

Popular Appalachian Trail Game Set for Expansion

first_imgA few years back, Mark Hanf of Asheville, North Carolina set out to educate would-be hikers about the importance of Leave No Trace ethics when it comes to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Hanf did so by developing what would eventually become a popular board game designed to teach players about well-known landmarks along the trail, essential gear items needed for a thru-hike, and the important Leave No Trace principles that every hiker should adhere to when traveling along one of America’s most venerated foot paths.Hanf raised the money for the first version of his game using the popular crown funding site Kickstarter, and  he’s turning to Kickstarter again to help fund the game’s latest expansion.“We are excited to announce NEW cards that expand the game play of both the Backpacking and the Special Edition of The Appalachian Trail Game,” the Kickstarter post reads. “The ME-GA Expansion Set includes two distinct decks — The Thru-Hiker Deck and the A.T. Communities Deck. These two decks combine for 25O new cards and mirror the dual backpacking experience of spending time in the backcountry and in A.T. Communities along the way.”If you like boardgames, the Appalachian Trail, or the outdoors in general, Hanf’s Kickstarter campaign is a worthy investment. Not only will you get exclusive access to an “early bird” version of the expansion set, but, since a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, you’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing you contributed to the continued preservation of America’s oldest and most treasured end-to-end footpath.You can help fund the Appalachian Trail Game expansion set here.last_img read more