Policy paper: Kark Review: terms of reference

first_imgThe Kark Review, led by Tom Kark QC, will look at how effective the Fit and Proper Persons Requirement is in preventing unsuitable staff from being redeployed or re-employed in the NHS, clinical commissioning groups, and independent healthcare and adult social care sectors.The current Fit and Proper Persons Requirement is designed to ensure that senior staff who are responsible for quality and safety of care, are fit and proper to be in their roles.The review was recommended by Dr Bill Kirkup in his report into Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, in February 2018.For more information contact [email protected] The deadline for submitting evidence is 5pm on 12 October.last_img read more

A dream, ‘quietly imagined,’ come true

first_imgNew Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana paused for a moment, peering at an American flag in front of his office window, barely moving in a soft summer breeze. It was his first day in the job, and that glimpse of flag, just three days before Independence Day, caused him to reflect on the journey that brought him from India to Queens, N.Y., to Harvard Yard.“I can’t help but remember that 43 years ago this month, my family immigrated to the United States. Looking outside my window and seeing the flag and the John Harvard Statue, I just feel incredible gratitude to my parents, who had the courage to come to this nation,” said Khurana, the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development and professor of sociology. “I am grateful to this nation and institution for making dreams only quietly imagined come true.”Born in India, Khurana was a child when his family came to America, and he grew up in the New York City borough of Queens. He received his B.S. from Cornell University and went on to earn his Ph.D. in 1998 through a joint program between Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). A scholar of organizational behavior and leadership, an award-winning teacher, and a co-master of Cabot House, Khurana has been deeply involved in undergraduate issues throughout his time at Harvard.As dean, he said he wants to build on his experience and the work of his predecessors and continue to ensure that the College sets the standard for higher education in the 21st century.“For almost 400 years, Harvard College has been educating its students to be the responsible citizen leaders and the citizenry of our society. At a time when we face a significant amount of challenges, we also have an incredible opportunity where knowledge has never been more valued and where education has never been more important in determining the course of one’s life and making the world a better place,” he said. “We have an obligation and a duty to do what we have always done, but with a greater urgency than ever before.”Outside his office windows, the voices of tourists could be heard as they snapped photos in front of the John Harvard Statue. Inside, bare walls and empty bookshelves framed the dean as he began settling in.“I think I identify with how the freshmen are going to feel,” Khurana said of his first day. “I am elated, nervous, and admiring of all the people who are here, and I am hoping that I can make a positive contribution to this community in the same way that this community has made a positive contribution to me.“Though he had yet to adorn the office with his personal books, photos of his family had already made their way onto his desk. Khurana’s wife, Stephanie (M.B.A., M.P.P. ’96), is a co-master of Cabot House, where they live with their three children.“I think my kids would prefer if I were the lead singer of Coldplay,” Khurana joked. “But seriously, this role does remind us what an impact Harvard has had on our collective life. Our family has been very fortunate to interact with so many faculty, staff, and students who are some of the world’s best thinkers, devoted professionals, and talented young people, and to get to know them as neighbors, role models, and friends.”Looking toward and beyond the upcoming academic year, Khurana said it is important that the College continue to provide a transformative experience — intellectually, socially, and personally — for all undergraduates.“The College has the potential to change and transform lives. I want to ensure we remain a place where nothing limits the dreams of our students,” he said. “I want to serve this institution well, and be a steward for all of the great work of those who have come before me, and build on that work.”last_img read more

Radon Poster Winners

first_imgAs part of a contest conducted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program, students from across the state created posters highlighting the dangers of radon, an odorless, colorless, flavorless radioactive gas that is present in some Georgia soils.Almost 200 posters were submitted in the state-level competition, and three were selected to enter the National Radon Poster Contest, sponsored by the Conference of Radiation Control Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Charlotte Moser, a seventh-grade student at Clarke Middle School in Athens, Georgia, won first place for her horror movie-inspired poster of a radon cloud enveloping a castle.Jeff Peek, an eighth-grade student from Stockbridge Middle School in Stockbridge, Georgia, won second place for his hauntingly informative poster featuring a realistic skull.Flor Campos-Robles, a fifth-grade student and Clarke County 4-H member from Athens, Georgia, won third place with her poster featuring a house that appears to be feeling under the weather and warns about the dangers of radon.The UGA Extension Radon Education Program celebrates student artwork through the Radon Awareness Poster Contest each January in honor of National Radon Action Month. All three of this year’s winners will meet with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in January to show him their posters and thank him for his proclamation recognizing January as National Radon Action Month.Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can seep through home foundations and into homes, making the air unsafe for residents. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. In Georgia, homes in the northern counties are more likely to have high levels of radon, but all homes are susceptible.Radon can be extracted from homes, but only if families know that they need remediation services. Radon testing is not a part of basic home inspections that homebuyers order when purchasing a home, but simple home radon tests are available from UGA Extension. To get a test kit, contact your local UGA Extension office or visit www.UGAradon.org.UGA Extension uses the radon poster contest as a vehicle to educate people about the UGA Radon Education Program. Nine- to 14-year-olds across the state can design a poster to help alert the general public about the dangers of radon and how they can keep their families safe.The posters can focus one of five themes:What is radon?Where does radon come from?How does radon get into our homes?Radon can cause lung cancer.Test your home for radon.The deadline for entries is usually in September. Teachers and parents can learn more about the contest at www.UGAradon.org.last_img read more

Consumers want mobile bill pay options, yet billers slow to enable them

first_imgby: Brian DayMobile bill-pay platforms and usage saw significant growth in 2014, yet some billers still face challenges to implementing a mobile strategy.A recent report, “A Comprehensive View of Mobile Billing and Payment: Consumer Behavior and Preferences and Billers’ Strategies and Deployments,” found 20 percent of consumer clicks on billers’ websites originated from a mobile device. This represents a 55-percent increase from the previous year. Bill payment was the most often completed consumer action once a consumer reached a biller’s website.Additionally, data shows the ability to pay bills via a mobile device is linked to an increase in customer satisfaction and paperless electronic billing adoption. In fact, billers who have implemented a mobile bill pay and presentment (MBPP) strategy had a 44-percent higher electronic billing adoption rate than those not offering mobile bill pay technology. Further, billers offering alerts and notifications experienced a 47-percent increase in electronic billing usage, compared to billers not offering the same.Despite the growing use of the mobile channel and the advantages tied to offering mobile bill pay, just 16 percent of billers have employed a MBPP strategy. Much of this is due to the implementation barriers billers face. The survey found the top three most frequently cited hurdles include: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Charlie Nicholas tells Mikel Arteta to drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe for Gabriel Martinelli

first_imgCharlie Nicholas tells Mikel Arteta to drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe for Gabriel Martinelli Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Feb 2020 5:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Mikel Arteta has been urged to drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas believes Mikel Arteta should drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe for teenage sensation Gabriel Martinelli.Pepe is beginning to find his feet at Arsenal following last summer’s £72million move from Lille and scored and made two assists in the 4-0 victory over Newcastle United two weeks ago.Despite this, Arsenal hero Nicholas feels Pepe should make way for Martinelli, who failed to make the Gunners’ matchday squad for their Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday.Looking ahead to Arsenal’s Europa League fixture against Olympiakos, Nicholas told Sky Sports: ‘I do not think this is a certain win for Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:48FullscreenArteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-praises-arsenal-team-beating-everton-3-2-2116792/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Mikel Arteta will sit and read into the fact that they let in two against Everton. Bernd Leno gets Arsenal out of a lot of holes but he did slip up for the second goal.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Joe Willock and Alexandre Lacazette will come in I think. You have to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in for his goals. Will Nicolas Pepe get another run? Probably. Does he deserve it? Probably not. I would probably look at Gabriel Martinelli.‘The game against Manchester City has been postponed as they are in the Carabao Cup final, which means Arsenal can go at it and get into the last 16.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You can still see the mess at the back, but Arteta will change things again. Sokratis Papastathopoulos may come in, while Hector Bellerin may drop out.‘You have to play Bukayo Saka at the back. This side has got its attacking side back and got its mojo back in that respect. Arsenal 3-1 Olympiakos.’Brazilian forward Martinelli is enjoying a breakthrough season at the Emirates, scoring ten goals in his 24 appearances for Arsenal.MORE: Ian Wright hails Mikel Arteta for resurrecting Shkodran Mustafi’s Arsenal careerMORE: Thierry Henry reveals his Arsenal ‘dream’ and why he gets ‘tired’ watching Liverpoollast_img read more

Divorce in NZ – the 14-year itch

first_imgNo kids and in your 40s? Beware the 14-year itchNZ Herald 7 February 2016Most New Zealanders getting divorced are in their mid-40s and don’t have kids, and the “seven-year itch” is a myth.In fact, Statistics New Zealand figures show, couples are most likely to call it quits after about 14 years.Figures from 2014, the latest year reliable statistics are available, show that couples most commonly filed for divorce just before the 14-year mark. The average age of men breaking up was 47 and the women were 44.Experts say it’s an age when people start to reflect on where they are in life and what they want.And for those couples who have children it might be a time when they are about to fly the nest.At that point they find they no longer have anything in common and want to “do their own thing”, says divorce lawyer Jeremy Sutton.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11585794last_img read more

New US Ambassador appointed to Dominica

first_img Share 15 Views   no discussions Share (L to R) H.E President Nicholas Liverpool, H.E Ambassador Larry Leon PalmerHis Excellency Larry Leon Palmer is the new U.S. Ambassador to Dominica.The Ambassador presented his letters of credence to Dominica’s Head of State H.E. Dr. Nicholas J.O Liverpool on Wednesday during a ceremony at the President’s Office in Morne Bruce.The US Ambassador told the President that it was an honour to present his credentials as President Obama’s personal representative, an Ambassador of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of Dominica.“Our two nations have shared a deep and abiding friendship that rest on our shared history and common commitment to democratic principles, independent and a free market economy.”Ambassador Palmer stated that the two countries have shared a long and vibrant history which goes back centuries earlier.He says, “Some of our first settlers among the ship God Speed bound for Jamestown spent three days in Portsmouth in March 1607. It is a source of great pride that our relationship has remained strong over the years and on behalf of President Obama, I would like to express the deep value we place on our continuing friendship with the Commonwealth of Dominica and our ongoing commitment to working with you as equal partners. The United States has been with the Commonwealth of Dominica from the beginning and we will always be with the Commonwealth of Dominica.”“Our two nations share a commitment to democratic ideals and strategic interests that span issues of human rights, regional security, socio-economic development and global climate change. As partners, our work on these important issues is based on mutual respect and a mutual interest to better the lives of Dominicans and Americans alike. I’m specially heartened by our productive partnership to increase citizen safety and reduce illicit trafficking through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.”Dominica’s President H.E. Dr. Liverpool welcomed the new US diplomat to the island and says he is hopeful that this will lead to the continuation of relations between Dominica and the United States of America.“We look forward to the strengthening of mutual cooperation in the areas of common interest and to even closer ties as we continue in our search for a brighter future for us all. Since the formalizing of ties between our countries in 1979, Dominica has been the beneficiary of assistance from the United States of America. This has greatly contributed to our national development efforts. It is my sincere hope that Dominica will continue to benefit from your country’s expertise and that of your people and the opportunity of building and deepening international goodwill.Together we can continue working to expand our trade and investment opportunities and cooperate effectively to protect and preserve the environment and explore cooperation in the areas of agriculture and education… We are grateful for the assistance that the Government of the United States of America extends through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative… Our cooperation with your country in the Nation Arena can be counted upon.”H.E. Palmer is the 16th US Ambassador to Dominica.Government Information Service LocalNews New US Ambassador appointed to Dominica by: – June 2, 2012center_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Sex party: England career over for Walker

first_imgOn the pitch, Kyle Walker’s commitment to the cause is in no doubt. A star of the England team, he became the world’s most expensive defender when he swapped Tottenham for Manchester City to the tune of £50million in July 2017. Off it, though, the heavily-tattooed ladies’ man has caused his fair share of controversy, from leaked hippy crack videos to this week’s £2,000 prostitute sex party shame. With the whole of the United Kingdom on lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, you would think high-profile footballers might try and stay out of the limelight. Then the Jack Grealish scandal happened and that became even more paramount as clubs urged their stars to stay at home and avoid causing themselves any trouble. For Walker, though, that didn’t matter. In the latest episode of his long-running drama of a private life, the Manchester City defender ignored coronavirus social distancing measures to host a £2,200 sex party with two prostitutes last week. Manchester City have since opened an internal investigation following the gathering at his rented Cheshire mansion, with Walker likely to be hit with a hefty fine upwards of £200,000. On top of that, his England career has been left in tatters, with boss Gareth Southgate said to be ‘livid’ at Walker’s actions. There is a chance, it has been reported, that he will never again pull on the Three Lions shirt after his reckless and unnecessary actions amid the worldwide pandemic. On a more positive note, Walker has regularly been hailed for his hilarity on Twitter, with a number of his tweets going viral over the years. He was even awarded the ‘Golden Tweet’ award for the most popular tweet of the 2018 World Cup, with his effort picking up a massive 67,000 retweets. It included a now-infamous picture of Harry Maguire leaning on a railing, in which he appeared to be patronising his girlfriend Fern Hawkins. Alongside the picture, Walker wrote: ‘Yeah so a good header doesn’t hurt. I mean the moment you head it proper, you feel it’s a good one. Know what I mean love?’ Another tweet from the same tournament garnered a further 44,000 retweets and even spawned its own meme – ‘Kyling’ – after a hilarious picture of his team-mates celebrating while he laid on the floor with cramp. Next to the picture, Walker wrote: ‘Dad, can you show me that photo of you guys running after reaching the quarter final? -“Nah son’ Elsewhere, he also bailed out his Three Lions team-mate Dele Alli when he was in hot water with FIFA after appearing to put his middle finger up at a referee. In the aftermath, both Alli and boss Southgate claimed he was just greeting Walker, with the latter noting: ‘They have strange way of communicating!’ Loading… Promoted Content8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be Cool18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way With speculation swirling about a potential ban for Alli, Walker took to Twitter to post a hilarious clip of Mr Bean swearing, which earned him another 50,000 retweets. Back in 2013, Walker courted yet more controversy when he became the first high-profile footballer to be pictured inhaling ‘hippy crack’. He was, of course, not the last and plenty more top-level stars have had to apologise since, but Walker’s actions at the time earned him an FA investigation and a severe ticking off from his own mum. He was recovering from injury at the time and on a night out in his home city of Sheffield, where he was reported to have ‘sucked in the potentially deadly nitrous oxide several times’ by the Sunday Mirror. Users of the dangerous nitrous oxide have previously died of suffocation, and have suffered strokes, seizures and blackouts. Responding to all the newspaper reports and criticism a few days later, Walker fronted up and said: ‘I have now been made aware of the health risks associated with this practice and accept that my actions were of poor judgement. ‘I hope this will in no way influence or encourage others into putting their own health at risk.’ It wasn’t just the media and pundits who criticised the right back, but his own family got involved too and Walker admits that it was comments from his own mum that hit home the hardest. ‘My mum said “Kyle, what have you been doing. Are you sure you are hanging around with the right people?”,’ he told The Times. ‘For my mum to say that… For my mum and dad, I don’t want people to remember that it was their son doing that, or as they said in inverted commas, “hippy crack” in a nightclub. ‘I understand the risks now. It was a stupid thing to do. In the same breath it is legal. I was not doing anything that was illegal. But it is about being a role model for young kids. I would not want my son going to do that. I would not want my son growing up and thinking “I remember my dad doing a balloon in a club”.’ Walker was the talk of world football back in July 2017 when he swapped Spurs for Man City in a deal worth an eyewatering £50m. At the time, Spurs fans quickly fell out of love with the defender, and that was made even more apparent with later comments made by then-manager Mauricio Pochettino in his autobiography. The Argentine claimed that Walker instigated the move north to City, showing an ‘alarming lack of respect for his team-mates and a slap in the face for the club’. Well, at least he would be universally loved at his new club, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, Walker had also put his foot in it there too, as an old tweet emerged in which he called his new supporters ‘glory fans’. read also:Sex party: England boss furious with Man City fullback Walker The 2012 post which came back to bite him read: ‘All u Man City fans u can talk now we will just see at the end of the season.. Was u all there when City were no where to be seen [sic] #gloryfans.’ Oops. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

More Aklan villages ‘cleared of illegal drugs’

first_imgIn Kalibo, the drug-free barangays areLinabuan Norte, Nalook, Mabilo, Briones, Mobo, and Caano. The remainingbarangays of Poblacion, Pook, Andagao, New Buswang, Old Buswang, Estancia,Linabuan Norte, and Bakhaw Sur are being closely monitored for illegal drugactivities. Three other barangays – Naasug,Kabulihan and Dumlog were cleared of illegal drugs, bringing the total to sixout of 17 barangays in Malay, Aklan. Last week, the Regional OversightCommittee identified the barangays of Tinigaw and Bakhaw Norte in Kalibo, andthe barangays of Sambiray, Cogon and Nabaoy in Malay as drug-cleared barangays. Other parameters of the Dangerous DrugsBoard Regulation are the existence of drug awareness, preventive education andinformation programs, active involvement of the Sangguniang Kabataan to helpmaintain the drug-cleared status of the barangay, existence of voluntary andcompulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation processing desk and activeinvolvement of barangay officials in anti-drug activities.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)center_img BORACAY – Five additional barangays inthe towns of Malay and Kalibo in Aklan have recently been declared free fromillegal drugs.   The villages have no clandestine druglaboratory and chemical warehouse, “drug pushers or users,” non-availability ofdrug supply, marijuana cultivation site and drug den as validated by thePhilippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP),Department of Health (DOH), and the Department of the Interior and LocalGovernment (DILG) in the region. last_img read more

Rafael: Players to blame for slump

first_img Press Association “But David Moyes has a strong mentality. He is doing his own job. We have to use that in a positive way.” With the club’s board giving no sign of their belief being shaken in a man they handed a six-year contract to last summer, if the players do not shape up, it seems likely they will be the ones being ushered through the exit door. For some – Rafael’s fellow countryman Anderson and maybe even twin brother Fabio – it already appears too late. Others have work ahead of them. “We have spoken about it a lot,” said Rafael. “We have to show our quality. People are saying United don’t have a good squad. We have to prove it is not true.” United finally got their first victory of 2014 at Old Trafford on Saturday as second-half goals from Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck proved enough to overcome Swansea. Yet the three successive defeats that preceded that success condemned the Red Devils to an early exit from the FA Cup, gave them a first-leg deficit to overcome in a Capital One Cup semi-final tussle with Sunderland and left them with ground to make up just to claim a place in next season’s Champions League. Manchester United full-back Rafael has claimed it is time for the players to start taking responsibility for the club’s poor form. Manager David Moyes has taken most of the flak for United’s stunning fall from grace, the depth of which even the Scot has admitted caught him by surprise. Rafael thinks it is time the players took their fair share too. “I agree with that sentiment 100 per cent,” said the Brazilian. “We are the ones who have to take the responsibility. “I don’t know why everyone is looking at the manager. It is the players who have to do the job on the pitch.” Rafael makes no excuses in the massive upheaval created by Sir Alex Ferguson’s exit last summer, insisting there is enough quality at Old Trafford to smooth out any teething problems. “We knew there would be a change,” he said. “The manager had just left after 27 years and it was always going to be hard. last_img read more