The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) supporting the Government’s move to review the abolition of user fees in the public health care system. The 2012/2013 LASCO/NAJ Nurse of the Year, Victoria Melhado, made the declaration at a public education forum staged by the NAJ on November 23, at Emancipation Park in New Kingston. Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, informed earlier this year, that two studies are to be undertaken to identify gaps in the system, in areas such as human resource, finance, and the provision of medical, nursing, pharmacy, allied health and auxiliary health services. He said the review process is in keeping with Government’s thrust to strengthen primary health care, and to raise the bar as it relates to the services provided in secondary and tertiary health care facilities. The Health Minister, at the time, stated that while Government wants to offer free health care, it cannot afford to adequately fund quality care across the system. He said that the aim is to come up with a workable alternative, and assured that whatever solution is arrived at, no one would be denied access to health care. Nurse Melhado, in stating her association’s approval of the review, stated that persons in first world countries pay to receive and experience quality health care and so too should Jamaicans. “This is the Nurses Association of Jamaica stance, and a general consensus amongst health care workers, especially those of us who are working at the bedsides of patients each day,” she stated. She said the association is of the opinion that special arrangements can be made for the most vulnerable in the society, such as children and the elderly, but “other persons should acknowledge some amount of social responsibility.” The education forum, under the theme: ‘Against Child Abuse, Incest and Child Trafficking: Let’s Protect Our Children!’, was held in collaboration with the non- government organisation, Be Inspired International, which Nurse Melhado heads. The event sought to bring attention to various issues affecting children and to examine measures in place, and strategies being implemented,to safeguard their rights, in terms of prevention, protection and prosecution. The event formed part of activities to mark Youth and Parent Month, as well as International Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, in November.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR A group of civilian ambassadors appointed by the wing commander of Grand Forks Air Force Base has been staying busy, keeping the Grand Forks community in eastern North Dakota up to date about activities at the installation, organizing military appreciation day events and traveling to Washington to meet with Pentagon officials.“Having a close relationship between the community and the base is very important. We always want the community to know what we’re doing out here, so we’re not a mystery,” said Wing Commander Col. Paul Bauman, who has been at the installation for about two years.The ambassadors are briefed on Air Force and air base activities during at least one event annually, and are invited to attend events planned for visiting high-ranking military leaders and other important visitors, reported the Grand Forks Herald. There currently are eight base ambassadors.The base ambassador program is an outgrowth of the Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, and the ambassadors typically work with the committee on military appreciation day events. But Bauman drew a distinction with the community support groups that are active in most defense communities.“It’s unique,” he said. “One of the things that’s been interesting is feeling the closeness of the community to the base.”The tight connection between the installation and the community likely stems from the series of crises the two have been forced to cope with, including earlier BRAC rounds when the base was targeted for closure and the devastating flooding of the Red River in 1997.“A lot of that has forged close ties between the base and the community,” Bauman said. “Not every community has gone through that degree of trauma, so that adds to the uniqueness.”
Email Flying Lotus’ New Stop-Motion “Post Requisite” Music Video, Album Tease Facebook Flying Lotus Shares New Music Video, Album Tease flying-lotus-new-stop-motion-post-requisite-music-video-album-tease News Experimental musician’s intensely psychedelic new video also hints at new musicBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 2, 2017 – 2:16 pm GRAMMY-nominated psychedelic jazz/experimental beats producer and Brainfeeder Records label boss Flying Lotus has shared a new mind-warping stop-motion music video for his song “Post Requisite,” previously released via SoundCloud and used as the theme music to his freakish body-horror indie film, Kuso.As Pitchfork reports, the video includes an exciting tease for FlyLo fans, as the accompanying description text on the producer’s YouTube channel briefly read, “Flying Lotus is currently finishing his next studio album on Warp.” The description text was subsequently edited and the mention of the album was removed hours later, though fans can be seen discussing the album tease in the comment section below the video.The as-yet unnamed project will be FlyLo’s first since his acclaimed 2014 LP, You’re Dead!, a project he wrote and recorded alongside longtime collaborator and GRAMMY-winning bass virtuoso Thundercat, with the stated intention of making “the fastest, hardest, most intense jazz record.”Additional details about his new album are nonexistent beyond today’s brief tease via the “Post Requisite” video, but FlyLo’s past statements about his approach to writing and recording new music will undoubtedly remain the record’s guiding principle: “I’d rather put something out that’s completely unique than try to do something that’s been done before.”Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Favors JazzRead more Twitter
Radhika Apte: The darling of Netflix and unconventional cinema in India, Radhika Apte, has been married for a long time. Radhika is in a long-distance marriage with London based musician Benedict Taylor. Talking about how they manage the distance, Radhika had said, “There have been times when it turns into a month-and-a-half due to our schedules, but we don’t ever stretch it beyond that. If you really want to be with somebody, you make that effort; it automatically becomes a priority. And it’s very intuitive, it’s what we need, and what we want to do.” Tulip Joshi: Another famous name, Tulip Joshi, is married. Not many know that the actress married Captain Vinod Nair. He served the Indian Army and is now the owner of Kimmaya Consulting, which is reportedly a million-dollar company.Shekhar Ravjiani: Singer and composer, Shekhar Ravjiani, is married too. The dapper-looking musician is married to Chhaya Ravjiani and the couple has an adorable daughter named Bipasha. Weddings and divorces grab some of the biggest headlines in the entertainment world. However, few celebs choose to keep their weddings a secret. Let’s take a look at five celebs we had no idea were married. Arijit Singh: The most bankable and loved singer of the recent times, Arijit Singh, has someone at home he croons those melodious songs to. Though Arijit’s marital life never made it to the headlines, it recently came to the limelight that the singer apparently has tied the knot twice. As per reports, the singer had first tied the knot with a reality show contestant but, their wedding didn’t last long. Many years later in 2014, Singh, tied the knot in a close-knit ceremony with his childhood sweetheart Koel Roy.Diljit Dosanjh: This might break a million hearts, but, ladies, Diljit Dosanjh is taken. We might not know the name of his wife but the rapper, singer and actor chooses to keep mum every time the talk of troubles in his marital life surfaces. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Diljit had said, “Achi rumour hai(this is a great rumour). I don’t have a lot of money to stay in the news, so I’m happy these things are surfacing. I don’t speak about my personal life. You can say good or bad things about me, but I won’t tolerate if someone says anything about my family.”
Mantraraj PaliwalPR HandoutMiraj Group, a leading business group of India, making lot of buzz with its business ventures. Founded in 1987, the company has grown big and giving various fruits from one tree. It all started with a small dream, and people started joining with them and today after 32 years, it is not only one person’s dream, it is a dream of every Miraj employer.Miraj group has more than ten businesses under their tree. But their investment in cinema business is growing faster than other Multiplex around India.”Miraj Cinema” is already giving fierce competition to all the major cinema companies in this business with their high-quality service and screens.Vice chairman of Miraj Group, Mantraraj Paliwal says, “We have already made 107 Multiplex in different states and cities around India, and we are planning to invest more in cinema in coming years, and we will inevitably cross 150 in no time.”His energy has given Miraj Group a new vibe which is helping the group grow more with new business plans and getting success with their current businesses.Recent project of Mantraraj made lot of noise and success with Pulwama attack movie and Shiva trance song.