By Press Trust of India on May 5, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) Share Add Comment News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts CII-Young Indians, RCC Diva launch ‘SUGADHARAM’ Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha CII-Young IndiansCOVID-19handwashhygieneRCC DivaSAR-Cov2SUGADHARAMTouch Free Handwash System The touch free handwash helps people accessing public places to use handwash where user doesn’t come in contact with tap or soap dispenser yet enables them to use handwash with help of mechanical pedal that can be operated via leg pressCII-Young Indians in association with RCC Diva and the Greater Chennai Corporation launched “SUGADHARAM”, a Touch Free Hand Wash System. It was inaugurated at Tiruvanmiyur Market jointly by Actress Gowthami, and Vardharajan, Executive Engineer, Adyar Zone GCC. RCC Diva Foundation who sponsored this installation were represented by Manisha Pramod Chordia, Sangeetha Harish Marlecha, Nisha Bisani, Vikas Jain and the Project Team. From CII-Young Indians Aditya Roongta, Immediate Past Chair, Vishal Mehta, Chair, Krishna Nathani, Co-Chair, Chennai Chapter along with few other office bearers were present at the inauguration. This touch free handwash project has been initiated by this Young and Energetic Group to fight the COVID-19 crisis. The spread of the SAR-Cov2 virus or the coronavirus happens via droplet transmission and hand touch human contact. On an average people touch their faces more than 16 times an hour. This is a major concern dealing with the fight against coronavirus. To prevent the spread through human contact one needs constantly wash their hands with soap. Soap has the capacity to kill the virus and frequent hand wash is one of effective solution to reduce the spread of the virus. This touch free handwash helps people accessing public places to use the handwash where the user doesn’t come in contact with tap or the soap dispenser yet enables them to use the handwash with help of mechanical pedal that can be operated via leg press. The project also brings awareness about the need for handwash. Regular handwash is a basic of hygiene and during these times, it’s a must to keep hands clean, hence the contactless handwash serves the purpose of hygiene and habit for all. Around 3000 people visit this market on a daily basis. Young Indians are committed to the fight against COVID-19 and are working on several relief work and innovative projects to fight the virus.
“Eskom has learnt from various media platforms that the loss of power supply to several suburbs in the City of Ekurhuleni is attributed to our equipment failure,” Eskom said in a statement. The outages affected the Germiston and Alberton areas on Monday, 12 August and on Friday, 17 August 2019 respectively. Read more news on: Eskom combating illegal activities “We will continue to provide any support, where required, protect our infrastructure and provide service to our customers including municipalities,” says Ramashi. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development South African power utility Eskom announced that it is distancing itself from the power outages that left several suburbs in Ekurhuleni without electricity supply. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Eskom has committed to working with the respective municipalities across Gauteng in resolving electricity-related faults and addressing any power outage caused by equipment or network failure. Finance and Policy “Eskom would like to correct the reports and state that the fault occurred on the City of Ekurhuleni network and that its technicians have since attended to the matter and restored supply to affected customers,” says Motlhabane Ramashi, Eskom’s senior manager for operations and maintenance in the Gauteng Operating Unit. TAGSEskomSouth Africa Previous articleSão Tomé and Principe sign MoU for Lusophone CompactNext articleCity of Tshwane tariff hike approved by Nersa Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. Featured image: Stock RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generation BRICS Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter
Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILE(SAN JOSE, Calif) — Five teens in California were focused on a whole different definition of “swiping” as they used Tinder to rob and carjack unsuspecting men showing up for dates.At least 11 men were targeted by a group of five teenagers, including one juvenile, who were arrested for a host of armed robberies in San Jose, police announced Thursday.The group used the dating app Tinder to set up men for dates and then rob the victims when they showed up expecting a nice evening out.“The fraudulent Tinder user, with the profile names ‘Becky’ or ‘Victoria,’ set a date and location to meet the male victims,” San Jose police said in a statement. “The times and locations were usually in the late evening hours on secluded streets near a park. When the victim arrived at the location, they were beaten, robbed and carjacked at gunpoint by several masked suspects.”Bryan Gonzalez, 19; Jonathan Jimenez, 18; Lesly Portillo, 18; Yadira Villarreal, 19; and an unnamed 15-year-old were arrested for the armed robberies, which took place between March 16 and March 29.All five are from San Jose. The four adults are being held at Santa Clara County Jail, while the juvenile is being held at Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.Charges against the five people include robbery, carjacking, auto theft and a hit and run, according to San Jose police.Police used surveillance footage to identify one of the suspects, leading to a break in the case, according to San Francisco ABC station KGO.Tinder warns users to meet for the first time at “a populated, public place – never in a private or remote location,” and “get to know users online/using the app before meeting them in person.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Vermont has been granted a long-awaited federal waiver allowing the use of US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) disaster relief funds in Windham County. The waiver, which applies to $21.6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds provided to the state by HUD in January 2012 for Irene recovery efforts, eases the original conditions requiring the state to use 80 percent of the funds in the ‘most impacted and distressed’counties. Initial assessments done by HUD of the damage left behind by Tropical Storm Irene indicated that Washington and Windsor Counties were most in need of the federal funds. The state requested a dispensation of the HUD regulations in order to accommodate unmet housing and economic recovery needs in Windham County. With the announcement of the waiver, the state now will be permitted to use up to $4.5 million to assist in disaster recovery efforts in Windham County. CDBG funds are allocated to support long-term recovery efforts, restoration of infrastructure and economic revitalization efforts following major disasters. In a joint statement, Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and Congressman Peter Welch (D) said: ‘This waiver provides crucial flexibility to the state and will help the cities and towns of Windham County continue on the road to recovery. So many resilient Vermonters are still working to rebuild their lives in the wake of Irene. These investments will support the residents of Windham County as they recover and move forward.’ Source: Congressional delegation 7.20.2012
(REUTERS) – URUGUAY burnished their World Cup credentials with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russia on Monday, finishing top of Group A with a perfect record while dampening the hopes of the tournament hosts, who had to settle for second.Luis Suarez grabbed his second goal of the tournament to open Uruguay’s account with a free-kick after 10 minutes and they doubled the lead with an own goal from Russia’s Denis Cheryshev soon afterwards.That silenced a vociferous home crowd which had been in party mode after Russia’s opening two victories and were not expecting their final group contest to be effectively ended in the 36th minute when Igor Smolnikov was sent off.Edinson Cavani bundled home a third goal for Uruguay at the death to wrap up their third straight victory, ensuring they finished above the Russians, who will now have to face the winners of Group B in the last 16.Uruguay, who kept their sixth straight clean sheet, will face the runners-up from Group B, which will be decided when Spain, Portugal and Iran battle it out for two last-16 spots later on Monday.While Russia had confounded those who predicted a group stage exit with resounding victories over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, there was still a question mark over how they would perform when they faced stronger opposition.Twice World Cup winners, Uruguay, offered them the chance to show they truly belonged among the elite, but it was an opportunity wasted, merely serving to give ammunition to the doubters.“I believe that when we had 10 people in the pitch, we were running and wanted to attack more,” said Russia’s coach Stanislav Cherchesov.Yet, while Smolnikov’s sending off may have ended Russia’s hopes of a third win, in truth the encounter had already swung decisively against them.They went behind in sweltering conditions at the Samara Arena when Suarez struck a low free-kick into the bottom corner that should have been easy pickings for Russia keeper, Igor Akinfeev.Sadly for the home fans who had created a deafening din in the opening minutes, Akinfeev inexplicably vacated his bottom left corner, moving back to the side of the goal his wall was guarding and leaving space for Suarez to stroke the ball home.It was Suarez’s second goal of the tournament and seventh World Cup goal overall for Uruguay, with only Oscar Miguez having scored more for the South Americans with eight.Uruguay doubled their lead in the 23rd minute when Diego Laxalt’s shot from the edge of the area deflected off Cheryshev, leaving Akinfeev wrong-footed.
Delivering his department’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday, Patel said the new growth path would include a focus on manufacturing, infrastructure development, rural development and agro-processing, and the “green” economy. “We call this the development of a new growth path,” he said. The recession took a heavy toll on South Africa’s economy, with some 870 000 people losing their jobs in 2009 and households suffering from falling incomes and high levels of debt. The domestic economy contracted by an estimated 1.8% in 2009 as a result of a decline in consumption spending and weak investment growth. “The central ideas in the developmental growth path are to enhance the labour absorbing capacity of the economy … and to find ways to connect knowledge and innovation to the challenge of jobs and growth,” Patel said. Patel further announced the formation of a special ministerial advisory panel, which he said will serve as an ideas forum. “I am pleased to announce that we have made good progress in establishing the panel since my announcement of the idea some two weeks ago here in Parliament.” Patel said recovering the jobs lost in 2009 would require a major improvement in the employment performance of the economy, with a focus on decent work opportunities and “better social outcomes”. Discussions had been held with companies, industry associations and organised labour on matters such as the exchange rate, industrial policy and trade policy. Reforms to encourage employment 24 March 2010 Patel said an important policy focus for his department would be the creation of sustainable livelihoods and addressing the challenge of enterprises in the informal or “second economy”, adding that the government would also be looking at ways to improve the performance and impact of public institutions that were vital to economic development. The South African government has identified several sectors with the potential to create new jobs as the country embarks on a shift to a more labour-absorptive economy, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Advisory panel Source: BuaNews “What started as a financial crisis rapidly spread to the real economy and impacted on jobs,” Patel said. “Real GDP fell by 1.8% in 2009 but is expected to start growing to 2.3% this year, rising to 3.6% in 2011.” He added that the new growth path, aimed at stepping up the fight against poverty and unemployment in South Africa, would recognise the crucial role of the private sector in creating new jobs. While South Africa’s economy had started to show signs of recovery, Patel conceded that regulatory reforms that encouraged employment were needed.
Justin Bieber, over the weekend, became the first recording artist in Make-A-Wish history to grant 200 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.He joins only 4 other celebrities to have reached that milestone since Make-A-Wish was founded in 1980.Bieber’s 200th wish occurred during his last stop on the Believe Tour this past Saturday at Atlanta’s Philips Arena when he met 8-year-old Annalysha. Bieber spent time backstage with Annalysha where she received VIP treatment during the concert as part of her wish to meet him.Bieber’s involvement with Make-A-Wish started in 2009 in Los Angeles when he granted his first wish. Since then, he has granted a wish at nearly every tour stop where he visits with wish kids and their families, takes photographs and signs autographs before they attend his concert. The tickets, which provide the wish kids and their families prime seating, are generously purchased by Bieber.In addition to Bieber’s wish granting efforts, he has made significant contributions to the organization. In 2012, he earmarked Make-A-Wish as a charity of choice for his Believe Campaign and donated a portion of proceeds from sales of his Christmas album as well as perfume sales during the holiday season.“Despite his relentless schedule, Justin has been genuinely committed to granting wishes since the very beginning and a strong supporter of Make-A-Wish,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “Justin understands the impact on a child of a wish-come-true and how it can create positive changes in their outlook, help them feel better, and even influence their health.”In 2011, Make-A-Wish presented Bieber with the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award, one of the most prestigious awards the organization gives out each year. As his popularity continues, Bieber and his team will continue to create smiles and life-changing memories in the months and years to come as there are many more wish kids scheduled to meet him in the future.
Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has announced that he exceeded his goal to raise $25,000 through his Represent Campaign to benefit Pencils of Promise (PoP).The “STITCHES” singer, launched his #BuildASchoolWithShawn campaign on October 14, sparking a worldwide trend on Twitter. He has now hit 164% of his fundraising goal to build a school in rural Ghana with the non-profit education organization. Shawn funded 98% of his campaign after just one social media post, showcasing not only the power of his fans and community, but also how young people can affect and fuel social change.Shawn, who was recently named one of TIME Magazine’s 30 Most Influential Teens, winner of Choice Male Web Star at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, as well as winner of Best New Act and Best Push at this year’s MTV European Music Awards, raised funds through an innovative Represent Campaign allowing fans to purchase exclusive merchandise with proceeds benefiting Pencils of Promise.“Shawn has been an amazing partner to Pencils of Promise,” says PoP Director of Marketing Natalie Ebel. “For so many children, a PoP school is the safest most sound structure in their community and Shawn is helping to give more deserving children a safe learning environment.”Shawn was deeply inspired by the campaign and looks forward to continuing to build more schools with Pencils of Promise in the future.“I’m so excited we were able to raise enough funds to build a school for the kids in Shia, Ghana,” said Shawn. “This means the world to me that my fans joined me and supported such an amazing cause.”PoP was founded in 2008 with the goal of increasing quality education for children in the developing world. Since inception, the organization has built over 300 schools and educated more than 30,000 students.
Having not won a major in six years could be a reason Tiger Woods is considering changing his pre-Masters preparation.Woods shot a 71 in the first round of the Honda Classic Thursday and afterward said he could alter his playing schedule or the way he prepares for the year’s first major in April at Augusta National.“It could be all of the above,” he said to ESPN.After the Honda Classic, Woods is scheduled to defend his titles at next week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral and the Arnold Palmer Invitational in three weeks, giving him two tournament weeks off prior to the Masters, which begins April 10.“Still looking into that, yeah,” Woods said of his preparation. “Still looking to possibly make some changes going in there.”Woods being Woods, he did not elaborate on the potential changes.He skipped last week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, and his 1-over 71 at PGA National on Thursday was just his eighth official round of 2014. He missed the secondary 54-hole cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and also played the Dubai Desert Classic.The only tournaments he could add are the Valspar Championship in two weeks at Innisbrook, near Tampa, Fla.; the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, which follows Palmer’s tournament; or the Shell Houston Open, which is played the week before the Masters.To play near Tampa would mean competing four straight weeks, something Woods rarely does; he has not played the San Antonio event since first turning pro in 1996; and Woods has never played the Houston Open or the week prior to the Masters as a pro.