Public Schools benefit from TCI Hospital Clean Hands Project

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos Islands , June 8, 2017 – Providenciales –  Public primary schools on Providenciales and Grand Turk received educational sessions and donations of hand hygiene supplies as part of a multi-phase ‘Clean Hands Project’ launched by Interhealth Canada – Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital over the past two weeks.   These institutions were the Oseta Jolly Primary, Ianthe Pratt Primary, Enid Capron Primary and Eliza Simmons Primary. Ona Glinton Primary School is scheduled for this Friday, June 9th 2017. Proper Hand Hygiene is one of the most cost-effective means of preventing the spread of bacteria. Teams of Infection Prevention and Control advocates from TCI Hospital visited each institution to conduct interactive hand hygiene GloGerm sessions.  The fun and safe liquid, gel and powder casts a revealing glow when exposed to ultraviolet light, which turns the invisible product into simulated germs.   There were demonstrations on proper hand washing techniques and hand sanitizer dispenser stations were mounted across each school compound accompanied by wall signage. Interhealth Canada – TCI Hospital donated supplies of antibacterial hand soap for bathrooms along with cases of hand towels, bottles of hand sanitizers, Clorox wipes and hundreds of pocket size-antibacterial wipes.   The second phase of the project will focus on public primary schools in the outer-islands.   The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sport and Library Services tremendously supported the initiative, which focuses on preventative measures.  Germs are unavoidable, but millions of bacteria can live on the skin. S  hared keyboards can also contain as much germs as a toilet seat.   Items such as cell phones can have more harmful bacteria than the handle in a public restroom because germs lurking on surfaces touched by persons may be transferred to cell phones, tablets and other everyday gadgets used by children and adults. Touching the face with contaminated hands may spread illnesses like pneumonia, the cold, and the flu.   Overseas studies on bacteriology have found there are nearly 332,000 genetically distinct bacteria on the human hand. These bacteria belong to 4,742 different species.   The average person spends less than 10 seconds washing their hands.   The ideal recommended washing time is 20/30 seconds.Press Release: interHealthCanada#TCIHospitalcleanhandsproject Related Items:#TCIHospitalcleanhandsproject Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Latin GRAMMY Winners Karol G Rosalía Maluma More Share Excitement On Social

first_imgJ Balvin took home his third Latin GRAMMY this year for Best Urban Music Album for Vibras, his hit-filled fifth studio album released in May 2018. He gave a moving speech about the positive influence of reggaeton and even shouted out fellow category-nominee and Puerto Rican reggaeton star Ozuna. Balvin’s recent Instagram post showed him raising the award in the air on stage with a fittingly simple yet powerful caption that translates to: “Latin Grammys. GOD BLESS REGGAETON. AMEN.”2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners ListRead more Latin GRAMMY Winners Celebrate On Social latin-grammy-winners-karol-g-rosal%C3%ADa-maluma-more-share-excitement-social-media Maluma, looking ultra-stylish in a fitted all-black suit, also took home his first Latin GRAMMY, for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for F.A.M.E, his third LP released earlier this year. He showed off his GRAMMY and fashionable digs on Instagram with a caption that translates to: “IT WAS NOT BEFORE, IT WAS NOT AFTER. IT WAS TODAY.”  News Latin GRAMMY Winners Karol G, Rosalía, Maluma & More Share Excitement On Social Media Facebook The 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards was quite the celebration, as many talented artists were honored—here’s our roundup of some of the winner’s best reactions on social mediaAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2018 – 2:24 pm The Biggest Night in Latin Music took over Las Vegas on Nov. 15 for the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards and celebrated some of its brightest rising and established stars. The evening made some artist first-time winners and gave other artists more awards to add to their collection, with many taking to social media to celebrate with fans.Several incredibly talented young artists had the excitement of taking home their first Latin GRAMMY wins, including Spain’s nuevo flamenco popstar Rosalía, Colombia’s reigning queen of reggaeton Karol G and fellow Colombian Maluma, the sensual pop-infused reggaeton singer. Another Colombian reggaetonero, the forefather of the reemergence of the genre, J Balvin, took home his third Latin GRAMMY this year. Another first time Latin GRAMMY winner, Rosalía, was thrilled to take home two awards last night, both for her song “Malamente,” which she also performed. During her second acceptance speech, for Best Fusion/Urban Interpretation, she thanked the female musicians, including Lauryn Hill and Björk, that came before her and continue to inspire her. The Spanish star’s reaction on Twitter to her second win summed up the excitement perfectly: “SECOND GRAMMY MALAMENTE OMG OMG OMG OMG.”She was unable to make it to her first Latin GRAMMY acceptance, so uploaded a video on Instagram to excitedly tell her fans about it, “Omg, omg they have told me I have just won my first GRAMMY,” she said on her way to the event. “I’m flipping out.” https://twitter.com/rosaliavt/status/1063249928930148353 https://twitter.com/KarolGmusic/status/1063303080236670977 Karol G took home the high honor of winning Best New Artist and GRAMMY-nominated pop singer Halsey, who handed the award over to her, could not but help but share Karol G’s excitement, reflecting on the joy she felt when receiving her first GRAMMY nod.”My first Grammy nomination was a massive moment in my life and I was so excited to hand @KarolGmusic her award at the @LatinGRAMMYs tonight,” Halsey said. “So well deserved beauty felicidades [congratulations].”Halsey received her first two GRAMMY nominations at the 59th GRAMMY Awards. Karol G replied to the singer with, “Today was an entire dream.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BqOiWX5ngOu/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Email https://www.instagram.com/p/BqQCKIxn95t/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Twitter last_img read more

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Cambodia building collapse death toll rises to 24

first_imgRescue workers recover the body of a victim from the debris of an under-construction building two days after it collapsed in Sihanoukville early on 24 June, 2019. Photo: AFPThe retrieval of bodies from a building collapse in Cambodia continued Monday, as the death toll rose to 24 with no further survivors expected to be found under the debris of the seven-storey Chinese-owned construction site.Workers clawed back the rubble overnight as a grim-faced Cambodian premier Hun Sen visited the scene of the collapse in Sihanoukville, a beach town undergoing a Chinese investment bonanza.The night was punctuated by grim processions of bodies on stretchers being carried to waiting ambulances.On Monday morning, an AFP reporter saw a partially buried body, covered by a mosquito net to keep off flies in the searing heat, as the debris began to yield after 48 hours of excavation by hand, pneumatic drills and diggers.”We don’t expect any more survivors,” a soldier who has manned the scene throughout told AFP, requesting anonymity.Preah Sihanouk provincial officials put the death toll at 24, with a similar number injured.Distraught relatives at a local hospital said around a dozen people were believed to be entombed in the concertinaed floors of the building, which collapsed before dawn on Saturday as dozens of workers slept.”I lost my husband and my nephew,” Khim Pov, 47, crying and hugging her daughter, told AFP while her son — who was able to crawl out from the debris — received treatment.”I don’t have any hope my husband has survived. The bodies being pulled out have been flattened.”Other survivors said they woke to a loud bang and managed to escape as the building folded in, leaving dozens of workers stranded on upper floors.- Billion dollar town -The once quiet fishing village of Sihanoukville has seen a Chinese construction boom driven by tourists to its dozens of casinos in recent years, with questions raised about the speed of development in a nation notorious for lax safety standards.Three Chinese nationals and a Cambodian landowner have been held for questioning over the building collapse, which Hun Sen blamed on “carelessness” by the construction company.The Chinese embassy in Cambodia, a strategically important country with ports and borders to other Mekong countries, expressed their condolences and backed a “thorough investigation” of the role of the three Chinese nationals and the cause of the accident.There are an estimated 200,000 construction workers in Cambodia, most unskilled, reliant on day wages and not protected by union rules, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).Beijing is pouring investment into Cambodia as part of its behemoth Belt and Road initiative, a sweeping trillion-dollar infrastructure programme across Asia, Africa and Europe.Around $1 billion was invested in the Preah Sihanouk province between 2016 and 2018 alone, and there are around 50 Chinese-owned casinos and dozens of hotel complexes under construction in Sihanoukville.last_img read more

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SNOPA to employers seeking passwords Access denied

first_img © 2012 Phys.Org (Phys.org) — A Bill has been introduced in Washington to stop employers and schools from demanding access to people’s social network accounts. On Friday, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) presented SNOPA, which stands for the Social Networking Online Protection Act. Under SNOPA, employers can’t ask current workers or new job applicants for access to their social networking accounts. If employers ignored the ruling they would pay $10,000 as civil penalty. The ban on such information demands would also apply to schools. They would be forbidden to ask for social networking log-in information, to support their decisions on enrollment or discipline. The SNOPA ruling would extend to all school levels, from colleges and universities down to K-12 schools.The move to introduce the Bill follows reports that employers are asking applicants for information so they can access applicants’ Facebook accounts as part of the interview process. Ostensibly the hirers justify this as wanting to see if the person is a team fit and capable of showing the right kind of behavior within the job’s professional setting. Demands are also placed on present employees. A case in point involved a teacher’s aide in Michigan who was fired after she refused to hand over her Facebook password to supervisors. Their demand had followed a complaint by a parent on the aide’s Friend list who found a photo objectionable.Those backing the legislation say it’s a disturbing trend. Engel said there were “countless examples” of employers requiring an applicant to divulge user name and password as part of the hiring process. “A person’s so-called ‘digital footprint’ is largely unprotected,” he said in a statement.Such infringements, say SNOPA backers, also infringe on other protective shields. Viewing a social networking site may reveal applicant information that is not allowed to be up for consideration at the time of the interview, such as religion or sexual orientation.Facebook would welcome such a bill. Facebook has called attention to a “distressing increase” in password-demand cases in the United States over the past few years. While there is no federal law yet to remedy the issue, a number of voices on the state level have expressed dissent over coerced access. Maryland is in the front lines seeking to ban the practice.As an example of concern, the Maryland Department of Corrections was requiring access to applicants’ Facebook pages to view profiles, as part of screening those seeking work in jails, and looking for possible illegal activity and gang affiliations. One such instance involved a former corrections officer wanting to be recertified for his job following a leave of absence. He complied, as an interviewer roamed his private messages, pictures, and posts.The Department, however, has revised its policy and asks only for voluntary participation to view profiles. According to an AP report, the corrections department last year assessed 2,689 applications. Out of the 2,689, seven candidates were rejected in part because of information found on their social media profiles. Another candidate was rejected solely because of content on a profile. That candidate, along with others, used social media profiles that had images of them showing gang signs.A bill that would protect against bosses viewing employee passwords awaits signature by the Maryland governor. Md. becomes first to OK password protection bill Explore further Citation: SNOPA to employers seeking passwords: Access denied (2012, April 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-snopa-employers-passwords-access-denied.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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