Ministry to Stage Campaign for Healthy Living

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (3rd left), is embraced by Nutritionist with the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Frances Mahfood (2nd left), after he addressed the launch of Heart Month, to be observed in February, at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston, on January 27. Others (from left) are: Brand Manager at Wisynco, Omoye Phillpotts-Brown, and Executive Director at the Foundation, Deborah Chen. Ministry to Stage Campaign for Healthy LivingJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health will be embarking on a series of health campaign events to encourage the population to consume healthy foods, even as it gets ready for the distribution of the Food-based Dietary Guidelines.“The Food-based Dietary Guidelines are close to completion, and a public education campaign will be undertaken to promote portion sizes, and healthy food choices among the population. We will also be launching the completed manual on Physical Activity for the Workplace,” Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Ferguson, said.He was addressing the launch of Heart Month, to be observed in February, at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston, on January 27.The Minister informed that he has met with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), and operators of food outlets, but stressed that individuals must make the necessary choices with what they consume to protect their health.“We continue to recommend healthy food choices in schools and other public institutions, and promote the consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables daily, and the reduction of salt and fats in diets, and 30 minutes of physical activity per day for at least three times per day,” Dr. Ferguson said.The month of February is used by the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, with support from the Ministry of Health, and several corporate entities, to encourage persons to prevent heart disease through their many awareness activities.This year’s observation is being held under the theme: ‘Sugar: Are You Too Sweet? Healthy Eating for a Healthy Heart’.According to the Minister, the theme is in support of strategies to promote responsible health habits, to reduce Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The month-long activities, he said, will seek to raise awareness for the reduction of saturated fat and sugars in processed food.“The elimination of industrially produced transfat in foods, and the issue of labeling to provide information, such as caloric values, portion sizes and nutritional values in order to allow consumers to make informed choices, will also be pursued,”  Dr. Ferguson said. RelatedHaving a Birth Certificate is Vital – Dr. Ferguson RelatedNBTS Launches 2015 Blood Drive Saturdaycenter_img Advertisements Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Health will be embarking on a series of health campaign events to encourage the population to consume healthy foods, even as it gets ready for the distribution of the Food-based Dietary Guidelines.Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Ferguson informed that he has met with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), and operators of food outlets, but stressed that individuals must make the necessary choices with what they consume to protect their health.The month of February is used by the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, with support from the Ministry of Health, and several corporate entities, to encourage persons to prevent heart disease through their many awareness activities. RelatedRGD Launches Mobile Bus Service Tomorrow Ministry to Stage Campaign for Healthy Living Health & WellnessJanuary 27, 2015Written by: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

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Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases rise to 92

first_imgEthiopia confirms nine new COVID-19 cases Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 92 after seven more people were confirmed, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health said in a statement Thursday.The ministry revealed that from the total of 401 medical tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours, seven of them tested positive for COVID-19, eventually bringing the total number of cases to 92.According to figures from the ministry, all of the latest seven individuals were Ethiopian nationals – five males and two females.The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health also said that 15 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have so far recovered from the virus.The ministry has previously disclosed three patients have died due to COVID-19 related illnesses.Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation with about 107 million people, confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13.The Ethiopian government has instituted a wide range of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives – the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament – has already announced a five-month state of emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.Related Ethiopia confirms four new COVID-19 casescenter_img Ethiopia confirms eight new COVID-19 caseslast_img read more

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Universal Orlando News — Week of July 13, 2019

first_imgOPERATIONS UPDATE: pic.twitter.com/5yCAvZ7SLr— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) July 10, 2019The past several weeks Universal has opened the attraction later in the day to accommodate maintenance and in an attempt to increase the attraction’s reliability. Universal announced on Wednesday that the attraction will now open with the park but the line will close prior to the close of the park to guarantee said maintenance is complete. While the closing times will vary, on Thursday the queue was closed at 5:00 p.m. to new guests.Over the past several days the attraction has seen less downtime and is running more trains, increasing hourly throughput. Hagrid is now posting wait times approximately twice as long as the actual wait; Inside Universal waited only 65 minutes for a wait posted at 150 minutes.TouringPlans will continue to give you updates on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure as the attraction finds its footing.Weekly Crowd LevelsDetailed crowd level information can be found here. (Note that crowd levels for the new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure have and will likely continue to be extreme due to demand.)Weather Share This!This week we have an update on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, a new Velvet Sessions concert, and your weekly news round-up.Hagrid Operations Update Operating Hours & Early Park AdmissionCityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. daily, with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.AdmissionTwo-day, two-park tickets are $284.99 per adult and $274.99 per child (plus tax). NOTE: Universal is running a buy two days get three days free promotional offer, good for five days for the price of two.Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).Showtimes and RefurbishmentsUniversal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration ShowtimesJuly 13 – July 19: 9:45 p.m.Universal’s Superstar ParadeJuly 13 – July 19: 7:00 p.m.The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts CastleJuly 13 – July 19: Ongoing from dusk till park closeComplete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.RefurbishmentsRoyal Pacific Resort Lobby Enhancements: March 1 – October 31 (phased)Events & FestivalsHard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions returns July 18 at 6:30 p.m. with John Waite, artist of the hit songs “Missing You”, “Every Step of the Way”, and “Tears”. Tickets are $38 per person plus tax and include valet parking, appetizers, mixed drinks, and the concert. Tickets are on sale now online.See you next week, and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag!last_img read more

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Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 14-20 Feb 2005

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts richard macmanus A look back at the week that was in the world of Web 2.0. This week: Google’s AutoLinks feature, IE7, NY Times buys About.com, more Big Media blogging coverage, Bloglines hacks.AutoLinks and AnnotationEver since Google made it big, many people have been looking for a chance to pin the‘evil’ label on them – especially as one of their company philosophies is to‘do no evil’. This week some folks pounced on Google for adding an AutoLink feature to its GoogleToolbar. The issue? It has similarities to a controversial old Microsoft featurecalled SmartTags. According to Google, AutoLink is this:“The online review of a great new restaurant has the place’s address but no map. Youcould type the restaurant’s street, city, and ZIP code into the search box, but whybother, when clicking the Toolbar’s AutoLink button will automatically create a link toan online map (US addresses only)? AutoLink can also link package tracking numbers todelivery status, VIN numbers (US) to vehicle history, and publication ISBN numbers toAmazon.com listings.”What’s getting folks riled up is that AutoLinks enables Google to create links totheir own content, using your webpage as the context. According to CNet News:“…trademark attorneys and security experts say that AutoLink could face problems,because Google modifies the underlying HTML of a Web page to deliver the addedlinks.”There’s a beauty of a conspiracy theory attached to this too. Slashdot explains:“Jeff Reynar – was the lead SmartTag Program Manager while at MS and is reportedly nowa Google Product Manager who’s being credited as AutoLink’s creator.”The most interesting thing about this for me is the annotation angle.Annotation has long been a desired feature for web browsers – e.g. the W3C’sbrowser/editor Amaya has extensive annotationfeatures. Anil Dashis one person keen on annotation in this manner – he suggested on his blog (also quoted by CNet) that “once your HTML page gets to my machine, it’s mine to rip, mix andburn.”.Is That IE7 In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me?Speaking of browsers… the much anticipated Internet Explorer 7 was announced by Microsoftthis week. Only trouble is, there’s little evidence of innovation. The upgradeseems to be mostly about improved security. Also the beta IE7 won’t be available until“this summer” (US summer that is). So, like, what’s to get excited about? Or as Imentioned in Scoble’s commentssection: “What, no read/write browser? No RSS aggregation? Where’s the innovation,c’mon…”To be fair, maybe there will be some innovation in the backend – as Jeremy Wrightsuggests. But I’d like to see some real ground broken, for a change…NY Times Buys About.com – Gains Web 2.0 Street CredThe New York Times announced they will buy About.com for$410 million. There was a great meme going round the week leading up this: About.comrepresents blogging 1.0, whereas the likes of weblogsinc and Gawker are blogging 2.0. Mytake on that theory ishere. Nevertheless lots of people think the NY Times deal was a good one for the venerable newspaper. Mypicks for in-depth analysis: SusanMernit, paidcontent.org(plus audiointerview), VC FredWilson, John Battelle(great headline too! “About The New York Times: Deep Into Web 2.0 Now”), JayRosen, NY Times article.Key Quotes:MartinNisenholtz, CEO of New York Times Digital: “The model we’ve acquired is a web 2.0model; it’s not a centralized model, it’s a decentralized model where the content iscreated by passionate individuals who have a competency and a desire to reach the publicand that scales into many, many categories and it scales potentiallygeographically.”(emphasis mine)Fred Wilson nailsit: “If the content that is created on the edges starts to show up in the middle and thecontent that is created in the middle starts to show up on the edges, that will be a bigdeal.”John Battelle: “I thinkmicrocontent is key to winning in the Web 2.0 publishing world.” [and] “As Martin told mewhen I pinged him after the deal: ‘We’re deep into Web 2.0 now.’”JayRosen: “The second life of content, made possible by search, is of criticalimportance to journalists whose work is on the Web. (That’s almost all journalists.)”Big Media Blogging Coverage – Chicken Bloggers OutedAhhh, a warm fuzzies AssociatedPress article about SixApart: “The couple’s odd chemistry cooked up Six Apart Ltd., astartup that has helped popularize the “blogging” craze, with millions of peopleworldwide maintaining online personal journals that dissect everything from politics topoultry.” Poultry??In other news Weblogs Inc was named as one ofBusinessWeek’s FiveNet Names to Watch in ’05, which founder Jason Calacanis wasobviously chuffed about.Commenting on the above two stories, Slashdot notes: “Business Press Pays Attention To Blog Industry”.Techy Web 2.0 HighlightsRather than a single techy post, it was two bits of Web 2.0 hackery that caught myattention this week. Firstly, Erik Bensonmanaged to convert his entire weblog into a Bloglines API-powered site:“I made a folder in Bloglines that has all of the RSS feeds around the web that havestuff that I’ve written/done. Then I used the Bloglines Web Service to get an aggregated,normalized feed of all my content in one stream…”He explainshow he did it in a later post (nb: I noted in the comments that it’d be cool to makethis available to us non-programmers via an easy-to-use web service).Speaking of Bloglines (which I nearly always doin these weekly wrap-ups), Joshua Tyler has created a neat app called Chameleon, built using the BloglinesWeb Services. It’s basically an alternative interface to Bloglines and has some niftypersonalization features, such as keeping track of “which feeds you read, how often, andwhen”. I’ve had a play round with it and it’s a great example of value-add using a publicly available API.SummaryThat’s it for another week. As always, I value your feedback. Please leave a commentor send me an email at readwriteweb AT gmail DOT com. 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Come visit Intel booth at Red Hat Virtual Exprience, December 9

first_img     Virtualization Experience panel – Making Impacts in the Datacenter  with Server Virtualization:  12:00 PM –  1:00 PM EST          – Intel’s  Mitch Shults is joining other experts from the industry and discuss the impact  of virtualization in data centers      Exhibit:  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM  EST          – Come  chat with, ask questions to Intel experts on server platforms, virtualization,  RISC migration          – Watch  videos, download whitepapers and product briefs on Intel server platforms,  virtualization, and RISC migration See you at the Intel booth!center_img Register.  Come talk to  Intel, ask questions, and obtain the latest information on RISC migration and  virtualization, from your computer without travelling.  Intel is participating in Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009 (http://www-2.virtualevents365.com/rhexp/about.php) on December 9.  This is a  virtual tradeshow you can visit through your browser.  Intel has a booth in the Exhibit as well as  participating in the Virtual Experience panel discussion, introducing the latest  technologies, ideas, around virtualization and migration from RISC/UNIX to  Intel/RHEL.  last_img read more

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Pakistan captain Azhar Ali handed one-match ban for slow over-rate

first_imgPakistan one-day international captain Azhar Ali has been suspended for one contest and fined 40 percent of his match fee for the team’s slow over-rate in Thursday’s game against Australia, cricket’s world governing body (ICC) has said.Pakistan were ruled to be two overs short of their target during the 57-run loss in the fifth and final match of the series in Adelaide, the International Cricket Council said in a statement on Friday.It was the 31-year-old Azhar’s second slow over-rate offence in the last 12 months, leading to his suspension from Pakistan’s next 50-over match, currently scheduled against West Indies in April.Azhar was also sanctioned during an ODI against New Zealand in Auckland on Jan. 31 last year.Players are fined 10 percent of their match fee while the captain is docked double the amount for every over a side is found to have failed to bowl in the allotted time, according to the ICC’s code of conduct.The South Asian side lost the series 4-1.last_img read more

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Billie Jean King Honored By Womens Forum Of New York

first_imgThe Women’s Forum of New York hosted The 4th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon this week benefitting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.Ami Kaplan, Billie Jean King, David N. Dinkins, Rikki Klieman, Sallie Krawcheck, Beverly Beaudoin, Karen FinermanCredit/Copyright: Jemal Countess/GettyThe awards, named for Women’s Forum founder Elinor “Elly” Guggenheimer, were presented to outstanding women leaders, Billie Jean King, 39-time Grand Slam winning tennis player and champion of social change and equality, and Sallie Krawcheck, Chair, Ellevate Network and Ellevate Asset Management, and staunch supporter of women in the financial industry.Over 400 people attended the awards luncheon raising $200,000 for The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum. On hand to bestow the key awards were celebrity presenters The Honorable David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor of the City of New York,; and Karen Finerman, CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, and panelist on CNBC’s Fast Money.“The Women’s Forum is a leadership organization of New York’s preeminent female leaders in every professional sector, from finance to fine arts. Appreciating that education is the key to success in every industry, we pride ourselves in helping high potential women over the age of 35 return to college after their education has been disrupted by life’s adversities. Giving these women a second chance to realize their potential is our way of giving back and building new leaders,” said Ami Kaplan, President of the Women’s Forum of New York.“The change that Education Fund grants have on women and their families is truly inspirational. Our awardees redefine for themselves what is possible and become great role models for their daughters. We believe if you educate a woman you impact generations. Twenty-seven years ago we started out small but now, because of the Elly Awards, our education grants are significant and make a real difference. Fifteen fellowships were awarded to help women overcome obstacles and hardship in returning to their higher education to help realize their dreams,” said Beverly Beaudoin, President, The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum of New York.Following the awards presentations, Rikki Klieman, attorney, best-selling author, television anchor, and CBS News legal analyst, led an in-depth conversation with the honorees that revolved around leadership, covering a wide range of issues facing women in the workforce today.VIPs who attended the event included: Ami Kaplan, President of the Women’s Forum of New York; Beverly Beaudoin, President of the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum of New York; Lucy Jarvis, television producer and Legendary Chair of The Elly Awards; Anne Donovan Bodnar, Co-Chair, the 2014 Elly Awards; Eugenia Ulasewicz, Co-Chair, the 2014 Elly Awards; Carolyn Jane Maloney, U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district; Mary Harney, the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health in Ireland, and member of the Irish International Women’s Forum; and Bill Bratton, New York City Police Commissioner.last_img read more

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