Hon Akierra Misick responds to failing grade by PDM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Minister of Education, Hon. Akierra Misick has responded to media about the recent failing grade that her ministry and the government have received from the Opposition. Appearing quite calm, Misick told local media that she predicted the failing grades from the opposition since they represent a portion of the society who may be of the opinion that the government is not doing a good job. Hon. Misick however noted that there will be improvements.last_img

BUSINESS BRIEF CVS Offering No Cost Heart Health Screenings This Valentines Day

first_img(Editor’s Note: CVS has a Minute Clinic location at its pharmacy at 222 Main Street.)WOONSOCKET, R.I — As part of its ongoing commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health recently announced it will be offering no cost “Know Your Numbers” heart health screenings at MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, every Thursday in February, including Valentine’s Day. MinuteClinic locations can be found inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia.The company also announced it has extended its support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign with a new three-year, $15 million commitment to life-saving cardiovascular research and education. CVS Pharmacy customers will have an opportunity to give the gift of heart health by making a donation at the register at their local CVS Pharmacy stores through February 23.According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, yet most women don’t know their personal health numbers that are critical to determining one’s risk.“Women tend to put others before themselves, but it is imperative that women make their heart health a priority. The stark reality is cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. But by empowering women to be aware which includes knowing your numbers move more, eat smart and manage blood pressure, we can change that fact,” said Jennifer Mieres, M.D., an American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women medical expert.Consumers can visit their local MinuteClinic on February 7, 14, 21, and 28 and receive a no-cost heart health preventive screening, supported by TYLENOL , to learn the five key personal health numbers that can help them determine their risk for heart disease: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. MinuteClinic is a high-quality, convenient and affordable destination for preventive care all year long, with 1 in 2 Americans living within 10 miles of a MinuteClinic.“Knowing your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke is critical to improving community health, which is why we’re pleased to be offering no cost Know Your Number screenings at all of our MinuteClinic locations on Valentine’s Day, and every Thursday during February,” said Lisa Bisaccia, Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health, and national volunteer chair for Go Red for Women. “Health starts at the community level, and that’s why we feel we can make a real difference by increasing access to cardiovascular screenings and providing customers with an opportunity to show their support for family, friends and neighbors who are affected by cardiovascular disease.”To receive a free screening, download the voucher, print a copy and bring it with you to scan at the MinuteClinic registration kiosk. Alternatively, you can use your mobile phone to show the voucher to the provider after you register at the kiosk.CVS Pharmacy customers can support Go Red for Women by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at the register at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide or online at http://www.cvshealth.com/GoRed through February 23. Additionally, 3M is proud to support the 2019 American Heart Association’s Life is Why We Give Campaign by donating $100,000.About CVS HealthCVS Health is the nation’s premier health innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Whether in one of its pharmacies or through its health services and plans, CVS Health is pioneering a bold new approach to total health by making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless. CVS Health is community-based and locally focused, engaging consumers with the care they need when and where they need it. The Company has more than 9,800 retail locations, approximately 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with approximately 93 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. CVS Health also serves an estimated 39 million people through traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including a rapidly expanding Medicare Advantage offering. This innovative health care model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from CVS Health.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCVS Opens 1,000th Minute Clinic In United StatesIn “Business”ANOTHER Wilmington Pharmacy Change Coming: CVS Buys Target’s PharmaciesIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: CVS Fights Rise In E-Cigarette Use, Donates $1M+ To Tobacco-Free Policies On College CampusesIn “Business”last_img read more

Ambulancetruck collision kills 2

first_imgTwo killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between an ambulance and a truck in Bogura on Friday. Photo: Prothom AloTwo persons were killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between an ambulance and a truck on Dhaka-Bogura highway in Sherpur upazila on Friday, reports UNB.The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately.Witnesses said the Naogaon-bound truck collided with the ambulance carrying the dead body of a person from Dhaka around 12:00pm, leaving two ambulance passengers dead on spot and three others injured.The bodies were sent to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital for autopsy, said Aziz Mandol, in-charge of the hospital’s police camp.last_img

140 BNPJamaat men arrested in final hours before election

first_imgLogo of arrestAround 140 leaders and activists of opposition BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami have been arrested in Khulna, Barishal, Sherpur, Nilphamari and Bhola districts in final hours before the 30-December election, according to UNB.In Khulna, 60 BNP activists were arrested during different overnight drives on Thursday.The arrestees include BNP’s Khalishpur thana unit chief Fazle Halim Liton, Khanjahan Ali thana unit president Meer Kaysed Ali and Daulatpur thana unit organising secretary Sazzad Hossain Toton.Apart from them, Khulna-3 BNP candidate Rakibul Islam Bakul’s chief election agent Sheikh Mosharraf Hossain was arrested when he was going to the returning officer’s office after a press conference.Khulna Metropolitan Police’s spokesperson additional deputy commissioner Sonali Sen said Mosharraf had a warrant in his name. Police also arrested BNP’s youth wing Juba Dal’s Khulna city unit general secretary Nazmul Hasan Sagor.Meanwhile, police raided the residence of BNP’s Barishal-1 candidate Zahir Uddin Swapan in the early hours of Friday and arrested 19 party activists.Inspector of Gournadi model police station, Md Mahbubur Rahman, claimed they had been tipped off about the gathering of criminals at Zahir’s house.”Over 100 policemen encircled his residence around 10:30pm on Thursday. The stalemate continued for about three hours as he refused to open the door,” Rahman said.Police said the arrestees include former Juba Dal central committee member Md Rafiqul Islam and BNP’s Gournadi municipal unit’s former general secretary Md Hannan Sharif.In Sherpur, police arrested 26 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami, including central BNP leader Mahbubur Rahman Harej and for Sherpur upazila parishad chairman Dabibur Rahman.Officer-in-charge of Sreebardi police station Ruhul Amin said they arrested Hannan Miah, son of late Mofiz Uddin of the village, while distributing money among voters at Gargaria village in Sreebardi upazila on Friday evening.In Bhola, Rapid Action Battalion members arrested a BNP man – Babul Biswas- for plotting to unleash violence in Bhola-3 constituency from where BNP leader Hafizuddin Ahmed is contesting the election.In Nilphamari, police in a special drive arrested 34 BNP-Jamaat men from different places of the district.Jamaat leader’s wife, son held in SatkhiraThe wife and son of Jamaat’s Satkhira Sadar upazila West unit chief Shahadat Hossain were among four people arrested with fake currencies.Sadar police station OC Mustafizur Rahman said they raided the area after being tipped off about Shahadat’s attempts to bribe voters.”He escaped during the raid. We found 39 counterfeit notes of Tk 1,000 denomination from his house,” the OC claimed.Shahadat’s wife Hafiza Khatun, son Zaharul Islam and two other associates were arrested.last_img read more

Appeals Court Rejects Bid To Reinstate Trumps Travel Ban

first_imgBut August Flentje, special counsel to the assistant attorney general, argued that the president has the ultimate authority to protect the national security and that his action in that regard — namely, the travel ban — was unreviewable by the courts.However, at least two of the panelists, Judge Michelle Friedland and Judge William Canby, appeared skeptical of the administration’s position and of whether Trump’s travel ban amounts to a ban on Muslims.As we reported earlier in the Two-Way, Judge Richard Clifton suggested that perhaps there was no such ban since the president’s executive order affected only a small percentage (12 percent, according to an NPR analysis) of the world’s Muslim population. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesA sign at Washington Dulles International Airport welcomes travelers. A three-judge panel decided not to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban barring travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations. A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect.The three-judge appeals panel declined to overturn a lower court’s order suspending the president’s ban against entry into the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations.The travel ban was put on hold by federal district Judge James L. Robart of Seattle, who issued a nationwide restraining order on Feb. 3. Robart said that the two states challenging the ban, Washington and Minnesota, had shown that their residents and universities were harmed by Trump’s action. The administration then asked the appeals court for an emergency stay of Robart’s restraining order.President Trump tweeted his reply, indicating he will appeal.SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017The result is a rebuke to the White House. In oral arguments heard on Tuesday, the panel vigorously quizzed attorneys both for the administration and for the state of Washington, the lead plaintiff, which originally filed the suit challenging the travel ban.The solicitor general for the state of Washington, Noah Purcell, argued that the travel ban is discriminatory and violates both federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution. He told the court that the judiciary’s role is to step in and check the abuses of the executive branch.center_img Sharelast_img read more

Top Stories Pence Talks Space Force in Houston Sylvia Garcia Threatens to

first_img Share Thursday, August 23, 2018Top afternoon stories:Pence says U.S. Space Force will be established by 2020Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday during a visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) that the U.S. Space Force, a new branch of the Armed Forces, will be established by the year 2020.Pence explained the Space Force will  be tasked with guaranteeing America’s security in space and noted that “the need is real” because, for example, the Department of Defense has released a report that says “China is aggressively weaponizing space” and Russia is “developing and testing new and dangerous weapons and technologies to counter America’s space capabilities.”The Vice President also addressed returning to the Moon and assured the audience gathered at the JSC that one of the goals of the Trump administration is to “establish a permanent presence around and on the Moon” by developing the Lunar orbital platform, a space station that will orbit the Moon, and, eventually an outpost.Bob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneTexas State Senator Sylvia Garcia.Sylvia Garcia threatens to sue Harris County ClerkOutgoing State Senator Sylvia Garcia, a Houston Democrat, is threatening to sue the Harris County Clerk if he doesn’t call a special election to fill her seat. In a letter to the clerk, Stan Stanart, Garcia argues it’s the county’s job to call the special election because Governor Greg Abbott hasn’t.Last month, when Garcia announced she would leave her state seat in January to run for Congress, she asked Abbott – a Republican – to set the replacement election for November 6.But as the Texas Tribune reported, the governor’s office has disputed whether her resignation letter was valid, and thus, whether Abbott has to call an election.Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public Media A rescue done by volunteers at the Lakewood Forest subdivision, located in northwest Houston, on Aug. 28, 2017Survey analyzes long term effects of HarveyOne year after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas coast, 10 percent of the people impacted by the disaster have not been able to return to their homes, according to a report from two nonprofits that surveyed Texans about how the storm affected their finances, health and living conditions.Fifteen percent of the hundreds of thousands of homes damaged by the storm are still unlivable. And of the 1,651 people from 24 counties who answered the survey, 30 percent of those impacted by the storm said their lives are still “somewhat” or “very” disrupted by the devastating storm’s lingering damage.Those survey results, released by The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation on Thursday, may be the clearest picture of how many people are still struggling to put their lives back together after Harvey. Federal and state officials aren’t keeping track of how many people remain displaced.last_img read more

Bengal receives investment proposals worth Rs 55000 cr on 1st day of

first_imgKolkata: The first day of Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) held at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre began with a high note with the state government receiving investment proposals worth Rs 55,000 crore.RIL managing director Mukesh Ambani said his group will invest another Rs 10,000 crore in Bengal. He said after he had joined the BGBS for the first time in 2016, his company had invested Rs 4,500 crore. “From then till date, RIL has invested Rs 28,000 crore in Bengal and proposes to invest another Rs 10,000 crore,” he maintained. He said all the rural markets in Bengal will be connected by JIO and assured that the Bengal-Reliance partnership will continue for the years to come. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseSajjan Jindal, MD of JSW said the firm had originally planned to set up a steel plant with an investment of Rs 50,000 crore. But had to back out as raw materials could not be sourced and instead started a cement factory where the capacity has been doubled with an estimated investment of another Rs 11,000 crore. State Finance minister Amit Mitra said the group is considering a proposal to set up a pump storage project, where the estimated investment will be around Rs 6,000 crore. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataY K Modi, director of Aavaran Limited, said his firm will invest Rs 15,000 crore in the seal gas sector in the next few years. He said the state under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reached new heights and the problems that often crop up are solved within 24 hours. “The administration is dynamic and transparent when the bureaucrats can be approached on any issue, which are looked into immediately,” he said. Sanjiv Puri, managing director of ITC said: “ITC’s committed investments, with an outlay of Rs 4,000 crore across agriculture, manufacturing and services, are a reality and on the ground. This includes 2 new state-of-the-art mega food processing facilities at Uluberia and Panchla, which are fully operational and running at high capacity within a short span of time. This will support inclusive, sustainable and competitive agri-value chains. ITC’s iconic super premium luxury hotel ITC Royal Bengal is nearing completion and in the next few months, we will dedicate it to the people of the City of Joy. The ITC Green Centre and Infotech Park are also in the advanced stages of construction.” “In addition, we propose to make new investments of Rs 1,700 crore in the near future, taking our recent total investments to Rs 5,700 crore, which includes a state-of-the-art FMCG Personal Care Products Manufacturing facility, investments in the décor paper manufacturing facility in Tribeni to substitute imports, expansion of the Dhulagarh facility and others as well as the milk productivity improvement and procurement programme across 300 villages in the state.” Niranjan Hiranandani, a leading industrialist, said his company has proposed to invest Rs 5,000 crore in Bengal. Currently, the firm is into the construction of LPG terminals and pipelines. Ranjan Bharati Mittal said the first mobile phone by Airtel was launched in Kolkata. His company has proposed investments worth Rs 5,000 crore. A representative of DP World said that the company is going to invest Rs 3,000 crore in Kulpi Port. The project has been discussed for the past five years. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has welcomed the proposal.last_img read more