The role of the nurse consultant

first_imgThe role of the nurse consultantOn 1 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Being a nurse consultant is a way for OH nurses to progress while remainingin clinical practiceMany people don’t yet understand the role of the nurse consultant, saidTammie Daly, who was appointed the first OH nurse consultant earlier this year.In her presentation to the conference on the role of nurse consultants, sheexplained how they play a vital part in improving service and quality of careand strengthening leadership. And, for OH nurses who want to progress without moving into management,taking the nurse consultant route is a valuable way of progressing whileremaining in clinical practice. Daly described the processes involved in creating a post, how to apply forfunding, the key requirements of the post and the challenges involved in performingthe role. Describing the four core functions of the role, she explained that nurseconsultants continue to perform expert clinical practice for 50 per cent oftheir time. The remainder is divided up between providing professional leadership andconsultancy, helping in the education, training and development of staff and”making a tangible difference to how clients are cared for” byresearch and evaluation. “Part of my role,” she said, “is to encourage other people tobecome nurse consultants.” However, in terms of remuneration, she was atpains to point out she is not drawing the optimum salary of £45,000 mentionedin the July Occupational Health news story on her appointment. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Guatemalan police seize 100 kilos of heroin

first_imgBy Dialogo August 24, 2012 GUATEMALA CITY – Authorities announced on Aug. 23 that Guatemalan police seized about 100 kilos (220 pounds) of liquid heroin from France that entered the Central American country as a pharmaceutical chemical. Interior Minister Mauricio López said the narcotic was stored in the Express Aéreo Customs facility and was bound for the San José Pinula municipality, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of the capital. The heroin entered the country in 15 small bottles and 7 plastic containers that had the appearance of pharmaceutical products. So far authorities have not detained any suspects, López said. [AFP (Guatemala), 23/08/2012; Siglo 21 (Guatemala), 24/08/2012]last_img read more

Dominica to host occupational health & safety national symposium

first_img Share LocalNews Dominica to host occupational health & safety national symposium by: – June 25, 2012 Sharing is caring! In Dominica, as in other parts of the world, there is mounting awareness and concerns on the part of government and communities about the need for the preservation of the environment and the need to reduce risks associated with occupational diseases.June 2012 has been declared as Environmental Health Month and the Environmental Health Department in its efforts to promote safe working environments at schools, workplaces, road and homes is hosting a month of activities as they commemorate Environmental Health Month 2012 under the theme “Promoting our Environment, I can make a difference”.One of the said activities for the month is the holding of a National Symposium on Workplace Health & Safety.The objectives of this proposed National Symposium on Workplace Health and Safety are to:1. Develop a national strategy for the implementation of activities which promotes workplace safety and health2. Identify the various gaps in the present system of workplace safety and health programs3. Identify collaborative approaches to the implementation of programs among stakeholders4. Increase public awareness on workplace health and safety issues5. Develop a working paper for presentation and approvalThe National Symposium on Workplace Health and Safety will be expected to have the following outcomes:1. Workplace Safety and Health will be given the needed priority in the National Disease Prevention2. Increased collaboration among the various stakeholders3. Occupational diseases and injuries included into the national disease surveillance system4. Occupational Safety and Health included into national development programs5. The general public becoming more aware of health and safety issues at the workplaceThe Environmental Health Department will provide the necessary leadership in the development and implementation of this national strategy to coincide with the Ministry of Health National Health Strategy and its disease prevention responsibility with collaboration from the following agencies.Fifty participants have been invited to attend this symposium coming from:1. The Ministry of Labour, Labour Division2. Dominica Social Security3. All Labour Unions4. Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce5. National Health Information Unit6. Fire and Ambulance Services7. Police8. Planning DivisionThe symposium is scheduled for 9am at the Public Service Training Centre in Roseau.Press Release Sharecenter_img 26 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Hanna Strong’s derogatory comments spark campus outrage

first_imgA video of Hanna Strong, a Syracuse University women’s soccer team member, calling an unidentified person a “f*ggot-a** n*gger,” has sparked outrage in the SU community since it was posted to Instagram on Saturday.Head coach Phil Wheddon indefinitely suspended the senior midfielder from the team hours after the video went viral on Twitter with the hashtag #SpeakUpSU. Many students expressed anger about Strong’s outburst, saying she should be held accountable for her actions and several student groups organized a campus meeting Saturday night to discuss appropriate responses to the video.But while some people defended Strong and her right to free speech, SU officials were quick to condemn Strong’s words.“This type of intolerant and hurtful language, focused on both race and sexual orientation, is not part of the culture we seek to foster among our student-athletes and it has no place at Syracuse University,” Director of Athletics Daryl Gross said in a statement on Saturday.Chancellor Kent Syverud sent a statement to the campus community Sunday night, saying he believes this, and other less visible incidents, present a chance to have a civil and frank discussion. He said he’s asked Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina and Dean of Student Affairs Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz to work with student leaders to arrange a forum for the community to discuss the issues raised as a result of the video. More information about the event will be made available soon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe SU Department of Public Safety and the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services are currently investigating the incident, Kantrowitz said in a statement on Saturday. The results of the investigation will be immediately reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, she said.While the first amendment protects Strong from any government action, SU is a private university that is not bound by the first amendment, said Roy Gutterman, director of the SU Tully Center for Free Speech.“Any action will be university action, and the university is not a state actor,” Gutterman said. “It’s a private university and there’s really no first amendment issue here.”He added that the university has its rights and its student code of conduct, and will have to determine whether Strong’s comments violated that code. But until all the factors of the situation are considered and the university takes action, the story isn’t over, Gutterman said.“Speech like this occurs all the time,” he said. “Sometimes it’s done in hate, sometimes it’s done in jest, sometimes it’s done when someone’s not entirely all there. But we don’t know all the details of what happened here.”Keeping an open mind until all the facts are out was one of the themes of a meeting on Saturday night in Goldstein Student Center. About 50 students packed into a classroom in Goldstein for about two hours to discuss their opinions on the Strong video and what should be done in response.Ronald Taylor, a class marshal for the class of 2015, organized the meeting. Taylor said he saw students commenting on the video of Strong, retweeting her photo and spreading inaccurate information.“I was compelled to get people to realize that I know we’re upset, but let’s calm down and let’s plan what action needs to be taken in a constructive way,” he said.Taylor said there was about a two-hour turnaround between when he tweeted out an invitation to student organizations to attend the meeting and when the meeting took place. The invite notified students that there would be an open meeting to see how the groups could move forward and respond to the video.After the meeting, Taylor compiled a list of discussion points and emailed them to Syverud. He said he will also be sending those points to Kantrowitz, the dean of student affairs.Danielle Reed, the event and programming chair for the SU chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was in attendance along with other members of the group’s executive board. She said one major talking point at the meeting was that Strong’s comments are not exclusively a race issue, but rather an issue of identity.“A lot of students wanted to make it a point to not necessarily focus on Hanna Strong herself and that situation, but use it as a call or reminder that this is a bigger issue,” Reed said.Claudia Chen, a junior communication and rhetorical studies major, said multiple perspectives were shared during the meeting. Some people were trying to sort out the details of why Strong said what she did and wait for the facts, while others were looking at potential ways to act in response.“It’s hard to try to come to one central thing that people want to see as a result of this because everyone has different opinions,” Chen said.She added that the meeting brought up issues that those in attendance agreed existed, and said it was successful for an introductory meeting. But, she said there’s still more to be done, and that Strong’s comments can be used as a teachable moment for the campus.“Whatever condition or state she was in, the racist and homophobic things she said were not OK,” Chen said. “It’s a really good way to start a conversation, not just about race or sexuality, but about the intersections of how those identities come together.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 8, 2014 at 12:01 am Contact Brett: [email protected] | @Brett_Samuels27last_img read more

Basketball wants its own house

first_imgHaving a facility of its own to manage and host national camps, plus getting better financial aid would be on top of the wish list of basketball president, Mark Broomfield, when the new Government takes office.Broomfield says if associations, especially basketball, have a facility to call their own, it would greatly improve preparation for international tournaments and enhance programmes to develop local talent.”We want a facility to manage and operate on our own. For any sport, give them (associations) facilities, so they can develop programmes. As it is now, we don’t own any facilities. The minister of sports for the first time gave the national (basketball) team the opportunity to train indoors when we are preparing for international tournaments, so we can use the indoor centre free of cost.”The next step would be to have our own facility, where we have the keys and can have any training programmes and have access to it. We want also a facility that can be managed by the association, so we can have training when preparing for international tournaments, especially the youth programme.”If you have a home, you can have a camp and have access to courts. We have one that is used for netball, we want one for basketball as a home allows us to do things that you are not able to do if you don’t have a camp, and for basketball, we want our own facility,” he reasoned.Broomfield added that financial assistance could also be improved.”One of the improvements I would like to see is greater financial support for the associations, especially basketball. But I would love to see them continue the improvement of sport as it relates to government intervention,” he said.last_img read more

Four-star Mbappe helps PSG break 82-year-old record

first_img“Fantastic, incredible. It was super hard in the first half, it was a crazy match,” PSG coach Tuchel told Canal+.A Neymar penalty gave PSG a ninth-minute advantage, but Presnel Kimpembe was sent off just after the half-hour mark to give Lyon hope.Bruno Genesio’s side threw away their man advantage, though, as Lucas Tousart was dismissed, and after missing a string of chances, the sensational Mbappe capped an virtuoso display by scoring four times in 13 minutes to seal history for PSG.The capital-city giants, bidding for a sixth title in seven seasons, are already eight points clear of second-placed Lille at the top of the table, with Lyon five points further back in sixth.Lyon endured the worst possible start to the match, as star man Nabil Fekir was forced off injured in the seventh minute, and the hosts were awarded a spot-kick just seconds later.Mbappe raced to reach a loose ball, and visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes needlessly charged off his line to bring down the teenager.Neymar stepped up and sent Lopes the wrong way with a stuttering run-up to score his 11th goal of the season.Lyon responded well, though, with veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon having to shovel a Memphis Depay free-kick over the bar, before Di Maria was fortunate not to concede a penalty for handball.The reigning champions thought they had got lucky again when Kimpembe was only shown a yellow card for a nasty tackle on Tanguy Ndombele, but with the young midfielder lying stricken on the ground, a video review resulted in the centre-back’s punishment being upgraded to red.But Lyon shot themselves in the foot on the stroke of half-time as Tousart tripped Mbappe inside the PSG half and was given a second yellow card.OL should have equalised early in the second period, but Maxwel Cornet contrived to miskick with the goal at his mercy.Cornet, who came on for Fekir, almost scored in bizarre circumstances shortly after, as a Silva clearance ricocheted off his back and bounced back off the base of the post.– Eight-minute hat-trick –Mbappe almost put PSG out of sight three times in the space of five minutes — powering clear after Cornet’s unwitting effort and drilling against the far post, seeing Lopes dive at his feet as he ran through one-on-one, and shooting too close to the Lyon ‘keeper.But the World Cup-winner’s persistence finally paid off in the 61st minute as he latched onto the ball inside the area after Neymar had burst forward, turned his man and smashed the ball in off both posts.Confidence was coursing through PSG, and the floodgates opened as centre-back Marquinhos drove into the box and squared for Mbappe to stab in his eighth goal of the campaign.Neymar soon sent the 19-year-old bearing down on goal yet again, and Mbappe lofted the ball into the net to complete an incredible eight-minute hat-trick.He was not done there, though, as he pounced to slam home his fourth with 16 minutes left after Neymar had seen a low shot blocked.– Monaco crisis intensifies –Radamel Falcao and Monaco have made a disastrous start in Ligue 1 having finished second last season © AFP / VALERY HACHEEarlier on Sunday, 10-man Monaco slumped to a fifth defeat in nine Ligue 1 matches as former PSG outcast Hatem Ben Arfa earned Rennes a 2-1 victory with his first league goal since April 2016.Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco, runners-up to PSG last season, remain winless since the opening weekend and above the automatic relegation spots only on goal difference.Elsewhere, ex-Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic saw his Nantes side beaten 3-0 at Bordeaux on his return to French football, while Kostas Mitroglou and Florian Thauvin scored as Marseille climbed to third following a 2-0 victory over Caen.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mbappe was in unstoppable form as he put four goals past a stunned Lyon © AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULATPARIS, France, Oct 8 – Kylian Mbappe tore Lyon to shreds on Sunday with four goals as a 5-0 thrashing at the Parc des Princes saw Paris Saint-Germain set a new French top-flight record of nine straight wins to start a season.Thomas Tuchel’s Ligue 1 leaders broke the 82-year-old record of eight consecutive wins set by Olympique Lillois in 1936, having equalled the mark with their 3-0 victory at Nice last weekend.last_img read more

AT&T Comes Over to the Android Side

first_imgAT&T has announced a new line of Android-based smartphones for 2010. Dell, HTC and Motorola will make the five new devices, which are scheduled to be released during the first half of 2010.Endgadget is predicting that AT&T will be using the Motorola Backflip, while Slashgear has confirmed that the Mini 3i will be the choice for Dell. The other three, Endgadget says, will most likely go to HTC.The announcement is good for AT&T customers who wanted an Android phone but are held under contract with the company. Up until now, AT&T has offered the iPhone and a variety of Palm and Blackberry devices, but nothing operating the Android OS. The company made the announcement today at CES where they also announced new initiatives to increase the number of applications available to their customers. To this end, the company is offering a new software developer kit and is looking to sign new distribution deals in order to offer its phone apps worldwide.Nokia also announced today that its Ovi mobile application store will be available to AT&T customers in the United States.Full details can be found in the company’s press release. Related Posts Tags:#mobile#news#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces mike melansonlast_img read more

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix 2012

first_imgMcLaren driver Lewis Hamilton led nearly from start to finish to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, and Formula One leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari came third to extend his overall lead.Hamilton put speculation about his future and a possible switch to Mercedes behind him to claim his first victory at Monza and the 20th of his career.It’s unlikely to have much impact on the championship after an impressive race from Alonso, much to the delight of the fans at Ferrari’s home track. The Spaniard started from 10th on the grid after he had technical difficulties during qualifying. Sergio Perez was second, 4.3 seconds behind Hamilton after starting 12th. The Mexican finished strongly, scything through the field in the closing stages and slashing Hamilton’s lead.It was a miserable day for defending F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, who was second in the standings coming in to the race. The Red Bull driver had to retire because of a mechanical problem when wisps of white smoke started to emerge from his car with six laps to go.Red Bull teammate Mark Webber also retired at the end of the penultimate lap.Hamilton’s teammate, Jenson Button, was also forced out of the race on the 35th lap just when the McLaren driver was looking on course for second place.Hamilton moved past Vettel to take second place in the drivers’ standings, 37 points behind AlonsoFerrari driver Felipe Massa finished fourth after starting third. The Brazilian got off to a fantastic start, overtaking Button and almost moving past Hamilton on the outside just before the first chicane.Alonso made up three places on the first lap from 10th, and was up to sixth by the second lap.A tremendous tussle with Vettel halfway through the race forced Alonso onto the grass adjacent to the track to avoid a collision, with the German later being issued a drive-through penalty.advertisementlast_img read more

Haute and happening

first_imgEthnic elegance Ishita SinghIshita Singh makes rustic look sensuous and imaginative, whether on a film star or a girl next door.A National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Hyderabad graduate, she’s been in the fashion industry for more than a decade with quite a few shows to her credit. Singh’s latest,Ethnic elegance Ishita SinghIshita Singh makes rustic look sensuous and imaginative, whether on a film star or a girl next door.A National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Hyderabad graduate, she’s been in the fashion industry for more than a decade with quite a few shows to her credit. Singh’s latest collection revolves around Kalamkaris and the play of textures, using various fabrics such as crepe and corduroy. A symmetry adds a dash of spunk to these kurtas and tunics while surface work featuring thread embroidery, sequins, zardozi and beads further hint at the Indian element in her fusion line.Mixed fabrics involving tussar silk, jute cotton and malmal create a feminine feel and the prints with earthy tones add to the vibrant energy of these garments. What she likes best about this collection is that each piece can be used individually – like the palazzos can be teamed with a top of your choice or a long kurta with jeans. Our pick: A pair of deep red palazzos made to include three different panels from the front and back, paired with a corduroy jacket involving a lot of rich embroidery. Contact [email protected] stitchNeha AgarwalNIFT graduate Neha Agarwal is an artist at heart and her fusion creations in Indian silks and sensuous chiffons would look rather pretty on a canvas too. Her label is all about Indo-westerns that are richly textured and come across as contemporary interpretations of many inspirations from the past. She describes her creations as “over the top”. She debuted in the fashion week circuit this season at the Lakme India Fashion Week, Winter/Festive with her collection, Mille Fleurs translating to a thousand flowers from French.advertisementThe collection draws inspiration from regal petit point embroidery of 17th century France.This she combines with organic tussar and gicha and muga silks for figure-flattering dresses or tunics in vibrant shades that come alive with delicate floral patterns.The geometric cross-stitch embroidery that features on these dresses is rich and subtle, creating textural aesthetics of the garments and invites interest immediately.A good blend of femininity and sophistication, this collection is sure to win many hearts and many more pairs of sculpted legs. Our pick: A short red and pink flared box pleat dress with rich embroidery all over. Contact Plot 706,Road No 3, Banjara Hills Tel 40072771Bridal coutureShilpa ReddyDance comes naturally to Shilpa Reddy, a model, fitness expert and fashion designer. She finds creative energy from the chemistry and rhythm of Salsa and other dance forms.Retailing from her studio in the city and others like Ensemble and Aza in Mumbai,Reddy has found her space in bridal and trousseau lines for the urban Indian woman with contemporary sensibilities.Likewise, her designs are all about an Indian essence mingling effortlessly with a global touch. She’ll combine a jacket with just about anything-a traditional lehenga or even an heirloom sari. Her latest collection is another such interesting blend of the bold and feminine, the boisterous and the delicate. It is festive and bridal wear of another kind in silhouettes that combine flounce with flared sleeves and in colours ranging from bold greens and maroons to gentler beiges.Traditional Indian embroidery is richly rendered on these skirts and kurtas plus expect surprises like a leather belt.Reddy says,”This collection is for the Indian bride who will love an outfit defined by simplicity and grandeur at once and something that doesn’t restrict her from breaking into a dance.” Our pick: A long sleeved green ensemble with a structured silhouette and a delicate fall, featuring rich embroidery. Contact N Asian,Road No 59, Jubilee Hills Tel 23550079Fit and flareAnushree ReddyAnushree Reddy never trained to be a designer but always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Her love for dressing to charm and a connoisseur’s taste in clothing prompted her to give fashion a try. Four seasons on the fashion week circuit later, she’s found her calling.And it is moments like actor Madhuri Dixit shaking a leg on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa in one of Reddy’s elaborate anarkalis that reiterated said calling, despite holding a degree in marketing.Reddy enjoys all the flare and drama of Indian ethnic wear and revels in understated bling. Her collection for the Lakme Fashion Week,Winter/festive, titled Portobello: The Indian Chapter is an ode to everything vintage with a strong Indian essence and inspiration drawn from Portobello Market. The classic floral prints from the Victorian era are reinvented to add a dramatic spin to her heavily ornate garments.advertisementFrom elements of a vintage newspaper print to additions of a measuring tape print, there’s a lot of quirk that’s gone into pepping up this collection.Saris, lehengas and anarkalis in rosy pinks and sea greens, beige and lavender celebrate womanhood in all its splendour with the delicateness of fine satins and sassy chiffons. Our pick: A floral printed soft pink and green anarkali with a dupatta bordered with a measuring tape print. Contact Keemti Sadan, Road No 12, Banjara Hills Tel 8374826657All that glittersMoni AgarwalA keen eye for detail and a deep love for traditional jewellery turn Moni Agarwal’s creations into heirloom-style keepsakes. Traditional in essence and embedded with a universal appeal, her jewellery makes heads turn, whether we’re talking of intricate kundan jhumkas or a statement neckpiece inspired by the Nizami Satlada-the traditional Hyderabadi seven layered necklace.Agarwal has been showcasing her creations at exhibitions and shows for the last three years and finds inspiration anywhere from a passing remark to classical European architecture. Her latest collection, Meeravali, showcased at the India International Jewellery Week 2014 was appreciated for its sophistication and detailing.It created much stir when actor Chitrangada Singh sported Agarwal’s elegant pieces on the ramp. Inspired from the old-world charm of Rajasthani jewellery, this collection featured statement bridal pieces crafted exquisitely in polkis and emeralds. Our pick: An emerald bead neckpiece with emerald motifs and several strands of white pearls. Contact 9701809990Chic and subtleArchana RaoArchana Rao finds her creative highs in all things minimal and is happiest creating sophistication out of subtleties. No wonder then, her brand Frou Frou appeals to the individualistic urban woman, with skirts, shirts and dresses that make a strong statement for their sheer simplicity.Appreciation for her work came pretty early when her collection was adjudged the Best Design Collection in 2007 at NIFT and while at Parsons School of Design,New York, she had the opportunity to showcase her graduation collection at the prestigious Parsons Line Debut, 2009.Her latest collection from the Lakme India Fashion Week, Winter/Festive is inspired by Teaism which is all about the aesthetic and cultural aspects of tea.”The aroma, feel and most importantly the bonding over tea”have inspired her.Vintage china sets, the paper doilies, classic porcelain shapes and more quirks like these find themselves reinterpreted in her new collection featuring impressions on fabric, soft textured surfaces and a lot of subtle colour.Haute pick: A classic striped pencil dress snug fit with an extended embroidered collar, teamed with a sheer pastel blue circle skirt with a delicate cutwork border in soft pink. Contact Plot 65 A,MLA’s Colony,Road No 12, Banjara Hills Tel 9866426653last_img read more

Rep Frederick votes to bring transparency accountability to petition initiative process

first_img Categories: Frederick News,News 13Dec Rep. Frederick votes to bring transparency, accountability to petition initiative process State Rep. Ben Frederick today voted to support multiple pieces of legislation to improve the integrity of Michigan’s petition initiative process and empower voters through increased transparency.Frederick, of Owosso, said the bills, sponsored by both Democrats and Republicans, keep the grassroots lawmaking process in place with critical improvements that give voters in rural communities a greater voice.“Tens of millions of dollars have poured into Michigan from out-of-state special interests in recent years in an effort to advance measures across the political spectrum,” Frederick said. “When signatures are gathered to change our state constitution, most petition circulators focus on urban areas, rarely venturing into rural communities. This proposal ensures the people of small-town communities like ours have a voice in the process.”House Bill 6595, sponsored by Rep. Jim Lower (R-Cedar Lake), includes the following protections:·       Require that not more than 15 percent of certified signatures come from any one congressional district, guaranteeing more circulation in rural areas.·       Require initiative campaigns to provide a short summary at the top of their petitions, ensuring people can quickly size up the issue.·       Make absolutely clear that if a petition circulator deceives people or provides fraudulent information, the signatures they collect must be invalidated.House Bills 4635, 5208 and 5209, sponsored by Jeremy Moss (D- Southfield) and Leslie Love (D-Detroit), implement the following reforms:·       Prohibit circulators from misrepresenting the contents of a proposed ballot question or recall petition.·       Prohibit circulators from misrepresenting whether they are a paid or volunteer signature gatherer.·       Require petition circulators to wear identification badges.·       Ban organizations from employing someone as a petition signature gatherer if they have been convicted of an election crime.·       Give voters an option to remove their name and signature from a ballot question or recall petition.“When signature gatherers are paid by outside interests, we must ensure they disclose that information to residents while also being held liable if they misrepresent or otherwise deceive voters,” Frederick said. “That’s something we can all agree on.”The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration.###last_img read more