Lee County officials looking to make reservation system for vaccination sites

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS The state will release the schedule for additional vaccine sites within the week, Ruane said. The US can vaccinate 85% of adults, begin return to normal by fall, Fauci says January 23, 2021 Here’s what to do if you lose your vaccination card April 22, 2021 “Come with me if you want to live,” Schwarzenegger says after COVID-19 vaccination January 22, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Advertisement“Overall it’s been a real success,” he said. “No one will be turned away who meets the requirement of 65 and older.”So far, Lee County  DOH and healthcare workers have administered 932 shots to people 65 years old and above. More than 1,000 shots have been administered at different vaccination sites around the county. “That was our number one objective — to get people vaccinated as quickly as we could,” he said. Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccination CDC: 5,800 COVID-19 infections reported in fully vaccinated people April 16, 2021 LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Lee County officials said they plan to upgrade the COVID-19 vaccination process at a news conference Tuesday.People 65 years old and up have been coming to vaccination sites around the county in droves since vaccines became available. To streamline the process, Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane said the county is looking to create a reservation system for vaccination sites. “Lee County IT is evaluating tech options for a potential reservation system,” Ruane said. He also said portals, greeters, social distancing marks, line control and continued use of numbering stations will be employed to make sure the process goes more smoothly. last_img read more

OSC offers amendments to OTC trade reporting rules

first_img Specifically, the amendments will allow certain market participants to report under the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) swap data reporting rules. They will also allow the use of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Canadian methodology to help determine the reporting counterparty for a derivatives transaction and avoid double reporting. The proposed amendments are not deemed material to the new trade reporting rule, so they are not being published for comment. The OSC indicates in its notice that the changes grant an exemption or remove a restriction, and their introduction represents “a logical outgrowth of the consultation process and comments received on the proposed rules.” Instead of being issued for comment, the proposals have been sent to Minister of Finance for approval, and they are slated to come into force on Sept. 9. The first phase of derivatives counterparty reporting obligations takes effect on Oct. 31. “One of the biggest challenges for securities regulators as we implement the G20 commitments is cross-border harmonization. We take the challenge seriously and are pleased to announce that we recognize the CTFC’s swap data reporting rule as equivalent to our rule,” said Howard Wetston, chairman and CEO of the OSC. “The recognition of a comparable regulatory rule is an important milestone that reflects a strong, collaborative effort in strengthening oversight of OTC derivatives at the international level.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Companies Ontario Securities Commission Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img In an effort to reduce the regulatory burden and improve the cross-border harmonization of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market reforms, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is proposing further amendments to trade reporting rules that are due to take effect later this year. The OSC published further amendments to its rule requiring derivatives data reporting to trade repositories. The OSC indicates that the proposed amendments are intended to ease the reporting burden on certain OTC derivatives market participants, and to enhance the data that is reported to the OSC. James Langton last_img read more

FCA tackles demographic divide

first_imgtwo couples having a picnic on the beach stockbroker/123RF Keywords Generations,  Generation X,  Millennials,  Baby boomersCompanies Financial Conduct Authority Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The effort is intended to spark a conversation about how both regulators and the industry should be preparing to meet consumers’ shifting financial needs in the years ahead.“Older people are living longer as life expectancy is increasing. So Baby Boomers will need to develop new financial strategies to maintain living standards in later life,” the FCA said. “Younger people face a series of difficulties in building wealth due to the combined impact of rising house prices, unsecure employment, and student debt.”“So-called ‘Generation X’ are likely to be financially stretched, torn between the responsibility of helping older generations in later life and providing financial support to the younger generations. This leads to being unable to set aside money for their pension or to save for emergencies – leaving them open to financial shocks,” it added.The FCA said it wants to encourage other regulators, policymakers and the financial industry to examine how to address these different, evolving financial needs.“‘With this paper, the FCA has a specific focus on the role the regulatory framework plays in reducing barriers to intergenerational engagement with their finances,” said Christopher Woolard, executive director of strategy and competition at the FCA.“Now is the time to step back, consider and understand how these needs are evolving and challenge assumptions about consumer needs in the context of different intergenerational factors,” he added. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Investors not acting on CRM2 fee disclosure reports Millennials face significant obstacles to investing: study James Langton The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is launching a consultation on the differing financial challenges and regulatory issues facing three generations — baby boomers, Generation X and millennials.The regulator published a discussion paper on Thursday to kick off a consultation on the evolving financial need of different generations. It will also be holding various events to explore these issues, culminating in a conference on July 2. last_img read more

Insurtech creates risks for consumers and regulators alike

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media High-tech innovation in the insurance sector poses risks to consumers and creates novel challenges for regulators, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).The GAO examined the development of so-called “insurtech,” such as insurers using social media data to help analyze policyholder risk, and relying on artificial intelligence (AI) to automate information gathering and risk assessment, enabling firms to cut costs. James Langton FSRA reviews 57 life agent reporting forms Insurance regulators consult on conduct principles FSB seeks faster, cheaper global payments 123RF Keywords Insurance,  Innovation Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The GAO found that these innovations create issues for both consumers and industry regulators.For instance, the use of AI can make it harder to ensure that discriminatory factors, such as race, are not being used to determine premiums, it said.“Models are often developed by data scientists who, unlike actuaries, may not fully understand insurance-specific requirements,” it noted.Additionally, the GAO said that “how insurers collect and use consumer data raises questions about data accuracy, privacy, and ownership.”Insurance regulators have launched a number of initiatives to address these emerging issues, but, the report noted, “Because many of these regulatory initiatives are still in development (or recently developed), the effect on innovation and consumer protection is unknown.”last_img read more

Revised Handbook on Procurement Procedures Tabled in House

first_imgRevised Handbook on Procurement Procedures Tabled in House UncategorizedDecember 4, 2008 Advertisements RelatedRevised Handbook on Procurement Procedures Tabled in House RelatedRevised Handbook on Procurement Procedures Tabled in Housecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Ministry Paper on the revised Government of Jamaica Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures, was tabled in the House of Representatives, by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, on December 2.According to the Ministry Paper, the Handbook is now structured to serve as an operating manual for procurement staff and all persons concerned with procurement.The document informs that new material has been added to the Handbook, so as to provide more details on some subjects, namely: Procurement planning; Application of Margin of Reference, with a proposed maximum margin of 15 per cent; Conflict of interest; Conditions for use of various methods of procurement, for example limited tender; and Framework agreements.New subject areas have also been added to the Handbook, including issues such as: fraud and corruption procedures (to complement those in the procurement regulations); procurement of insurance and review by the Procurement Appeals Board (provided for in the Regulations).The Ministry Paper notes that consultations have been held with a number of stakeholders, including the National Contracts Commission, Sector Committees, the Office of the Contractor General and the National Works Agency, and their comments were taken into account in finalising the revised Handbook.“The dissemination of the revised Government of Jamaica Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures, will strengthen the procurement system, by improving transparency, consistency and uniformity in the procurement procedures, thereby increasing public confidence in the system,” the Ministry Paper points out.The document explains that the Procurement Regulations are to be placed under the same legislative regime that governs the operations of the Contractor General. “A team has been selected and mandated by the Prime Minister to facilitate and expedite the process,” the Ministry Paper says.It adds that consultations will be undertaken between the Office of the Contractor General, the Attorney General’s chambers, the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Cabinet Office and Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel.“At the end of the process, a Ministry Paper will be laid in Parliament, seeking approval for the promulgation of the procurement regulations,” the Ministry Paper says. RelatedRevised Handbook on Procurement Procedures Tabled in Houselast_img read more

Jeep’s new hybrid Wrangler will be branded the ‘4xe’

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel  Derek McNaughton / Driving If there’s one thing that can be counted on more reliably than the appearance of snow in winter or gel in Doug Ford’s hair, it’s the propensity for carmakers to throw the proverbial kitchen sink of marketing at a hotly anticipated new vehicle.Nowhere is that more apparent than Jeep, a brand who counts new customers and diehard loyalists in roughly equal measure amongst its ever-expanding customer base.Enter the new “4xe” notation, a badge set to appear on factory versions of electrified Jeeps. Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Still, “4xe”? Given FCA’s propensity for brashness, we would have wagered on something slightly more impetuous. At least they didn’t defile a hallowed performance name for their new electron-eater. The brand is utilizing the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show to display three plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — Wrangler, Compass, and Renegade. This will apparently be the first step in their plan to offer electrification options on all models by 2022.When the off-road marque announced last year that the venerable Wrangler would receive electric power in the not-too-distant future, purists howled into their axle grease about range and charging opportunities, as if Moab would suddenly be awash with extension cords.RELATED PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Jeep wants to electrify its whole lineup by 2022, says report This was premature, of course, as electrification simply means some sort of hybridization, not necessarily a full-blown electric vehicle. The electrons in these Jeeps will supplement, not replace, gasoline power (at least not yet).As for the 4xe name itself, it is a departure from the 4×4e nomenclature we saw on plug-in Renegades at overseas auto shows last year. Pronounced ‘four-by-e’, the stylized vowel in 4xe has two electric prongs pointing towards the x, just in case you thought it stood for “energetic” or “exciting” or “estrogen.”We suppose Ford had problems with Jeep using ‘e-by-four’, as Ex4 would look suspiciously close to the Blue Oval’s FX4 trim name.Your truck-loving author is not adverse to plug-in electric hybrid power in off-road situations, as such a setup often fills in low-rpm power gaps, combining the instant-on electric torque with a gas-powered top end. Powertrain specifics remain a mystery, but alert readers will recall FCA already has a plug-in hybrid vehicle powered by the Pentastar 3.6-litre V6 in its corporate cupboard. ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada advertisement Plug-in hybrid and diesel power make for a pair of Jeep tricks RELATED TAGSJeepWranglerSUVNon-LuxuryCESElectric CarsCESElectric VehiclesNew Vehicles4xeJeepNon-Luxurywranglerlast_img read more

Remastered Documentary On Life Of Poet Allen Ginsberg Garners National Attention For CU-Boulder Film Instructor

first_img Published: Sept. 19, 2007 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A new version of “The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg,” a film by University of Colorado at Boulder film instructor Jerry Aronson chronicling the life of the iconoclastic Beat Generation poet, is gaining positive reviews in national publications. Aronson digitally remastered the documentary, creating a two-part DVD set that contains the feature-length film plus interviews with contemporary artists who knew Ginsberg including Joan Baez, Beck, Bono, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Johnny Depp, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Norman Mailer, Ken Kesey, William Burroughs, Stan Brakhage, Hunter S. Thompson, Sonic Youth and Timothy Leary. The six hours of interviews and other new material “promises to bring new perspectives and reflections on the great poet’s life,” Aronson said. The remastered documentary has received positive reviews in The New York Times, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Booklist and many other periodicals and film Web pages. Sales of the DVD set have exceeded expectations, he said. Aronson completed the original film in 1993. It premiered that year at the Sundance Film Festival and then was featured at international film festivals and in U.S. theaters. Ginsberg was still alive at the time and when he saw the film Aronson said the poet nodded his head thoughtfully and commented, “So, that’s Allen Ginsberg.” To listen to what McCartney, Depp and Bono said about Ginsberg visit the CU-Boulder News Services Web page at www.colorado.edu/news/broadcast.last_img read more

Celebrate the Season with Kwame Onwuachi, Brooke Williamson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Linda &…

first_imgLinkedin Home Industry News Releases Celebrate the Season with Kwame Onwuachi, Brooke Williamson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Linda & Drew…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessCelebrate the Season with Kwame Onwuachi, Brooke Williamson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Linda & Drew Scott, Douglass Williams and MoreBy Press Release – December 1, 2020 208 0 Pinterest AdvertisementTake Part in FOOD & WINE’s December Issue Cook the Cover ContestWHAT: FOOD & WINE Classic at Home: Holiday Edition virtual 2-hour event filled with festive cooking demos, wine tastings, entertaining tips andall-around holiday cheer, inspired by the pages of FOOD & WINE.WHEN: Saturday, December 5 at 5 pm ETWHERE: Visit www.foodandwine.com/ClassicAtHome to register and for more info. Tickets are $25/person.WHO: Hosted by FOOD & WINE Culinary Director at Large Justin Chapple, the event’s full schedule, along with the recipes and topics that will be featured as well as the wine that will be paired for the tastings, are available here.Cooking + Cocktail DemonstrationsJesse Tyler Ferguson: Pimento Cheese and Green Chili Roll-UpsKwame Onwuachi:  Lamb Shepherd’s Pie with an Apple Sidecar CocktailLinda & Drew Scott: Mom’s Mint DessertAlexander Smalls: Deviled Crab-Stuffed Mini Muffins and Bourbon Tea JulepDouglass Williams: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Banana-Parsnip PureeBrooke Williamson: Sticky Toffee Puddings with Orange Bourbon Toffee SauceAnd more!Wine PairingsRay Isle: Spectacular Sparkling for the HolidaysLeslie Sbrocco: Cozy Winter RedsCONTEST: FOOD & WINE is hosting a Cook the Cover contest: bake F&W’s Brown Butter-Cardamom Spitzbuben cookies that are featured on the December issue cover and enter for a chance to win $200 worth of Kerrygold butter and cheese. See full rules and details here.  FOOD & WINE Editor in Chief Hunter Lewis will share more about this special holiday cookie during the event. GIVING BACK: FOOD & WINE will make a contribution to No Kid Hungry to further support their mission of ending child hunger. To learn more about No Kid Hungry, visit: www.nokidhungry.org/foodandwineSPONSORS: The event is created in partnership with Diora, Dewar’s, Kerrygold, Chilean Salmon and Santa Margherita.ABOUT FOOD & WINEFOOD & WINE is the ultimate authority on the best of what’s new in food, drink, travel, design and entertaining. FOOD & WINE has an extensive social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine in print and digital; a website, foodandwine.com; a books division; plus newsletters, clubs, events, dinnerware, cookware and more. At FOOD & WINE, we inspire and empower our wine and food-obsessed community to eat, drink, entertain and travel better—every day and everywhere. FOOD & WINE is part of Meredith Corp.’s (NYSE: MDP: Meredith.com) portfolio of best-in-class brands.Advertisement Share Previous articleThe Holy Grail Feeds the Market’s Unquenchable Thirst for Burgundy with 52 Lots Over $50,000Next articleJust Enough Wines Premium Canned Wine Now Stocking Select Retail Locations in California Press Release TAGSFOOD & WINE Twitter ReddIt Facebook Emaillast_img read more

Haffkine, IITB-BETiC join hands

first_img Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” BETiCBiomedical Engineering & Technology incubation CentreDevendra FadnavisDr Anand BangDr Nishigandha NaikGirish MahajanHaffkineHaffkine Institute of TrainingMoUProf B RaviResearch & TestingSahyadri Guest House Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Share Haffkine, IITB-BETiC join hands Health policies News Public Health WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment The partners are planning a MEDHA in March to kickstart the activities by bringing doctors, engineers and other stakeholders togetherHaffkine Institute of Training, Research & Testing with 120 years of biomedical expertise is partnering with IIT Bombay with 60 years of engineering excellence to establish a Biomedical Engineering & Technology incubation Centre (BETiC) at Haffkine campus in Parel.The MoU was exchanged recently at Sahyadri Guest House, Mumbai in the presence of Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra and Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education; facilitated by Dr Anand Bang, Honorary Advisor-Health, to the CM. The Haffkine Institute was represented by its Director Dr Nishigandha Naik and IIT Bombay was represented by Prof B Ravi, Head, Biomedical Engineering & Technology incubation Centre (BETiC).“The presence of leading hospitals in Parel, including Tata Memorial Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children will enable better identification of unmet clinical needs as well as quicker feedback on devices during their development. An interdisciplinary team of doctors and engineers will develop innovative medical devices suitable for local population, in the proposed center,” shared Dr Nishigandha Naik, Director, Haffkine Institute.The partners are planning a Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA) in March to kickstart the activities by bringing doctors, engineers and other stakeholders together. “The hackathon will help us curate the unmet clinical needs and identify committed innovators to take it forward. Previous MEDHA at partner institutes have been very successful in sensitising the participants about the importance and process of med-tech innovation,” said Prof B Ravi.A brainstorming meeting was held at Haffkine Institute with clinicians from local hospitals to get their views about the proposed innovation centre and to identify the problems to be taken up at the next hackathon.“Another MoU has been signed with the Medical Education and Drug Department of Government of Maharashtra to establish BETIC cells in three government hospitals – BJ Government Medical College & Sassoon General Hospital, Pune; Grant Government Medical College and JJ Hospital, Mumbai; and Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai,” Prof Ravi added. These efforts will accelerate indigenous medical device innovation leading to affordable healthcare. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on February 18, 2019 Read Article Related Postslast_img read more

Supreme Court Upholds Second Amendment Rights

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Constitution’s “right to keep and bear arms” applies nationwide as a restraint on the ability of the federal, state and local governments to substantially limit its reach.In doing so, the justices, by a narrow 5-4 margin, signaled that less severe restrictions could survive legal challenges.Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the court, said the Second Amendment right “applies equally to the federal government and the states.”The court was split along familiar ideological lines, with five conservative-moderate justices in favor of gun rights and the four liberals, opposed.Two years ago, the court declared that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess guns, at least for purposes of self-defense in the home.That ruling applied only to federal laws. It struck down a ban on handguns and a trigger lock requirement for other guns in the District of Columbia, a federal city with a unique legal standing. At the same time, the court was careful not to cast doubt on other regulations of firearms here.Gun rights proponents almost immediately filed a federal lawsuit challenging gun control laws in Chicago and its suburb of Oak Park, Ill, where handguns have been banned for nearly 30 years. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence says those laws appear to be the last two remaining outright bans.Lower federal courts upheld the two laws, noting that judges on those benches were bound by Supreme Court precedent and that it would be up to the high court justices to ultimately rule on the true reach of the Second Amendment.The Supreme Court already has said that most of the guarantees in the Bill of Rights serve as a check on state and local, as well as federal, laws. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more