Ishaku flags off health Insurance scheme for Taraba residents
Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku has called on the people of the state to register en mass in the contributory social Health Insurance Scheme in order to have unfettered access to medical treatment. Governor Ishaku made the call on Friday in Jalingo when he flagged off the health insurance Scheme. He told the people at the event that his passion for the health insurance Scheme was fuelled by his visit last year to Rwanda. What he saw there, he said, was an excellent health insurance scheme which required the people to pay only a token in order to enjoy a wide range of healthcare fa...
'Potato cook-off' keeps Shanghai residents busy during community lockdown
People load potatoes at a logistics center of agricultural products in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 7, 2020. Changsha has been stepping up efforts to ensure continuous vegetable supply and stable prices in fighting against the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Chen Sihan/Xinhua) Residents at a community in Shanghai have recently taken part in a frantic "potato cook-off," Xinhua reported. An elderly couple who live in the community brought home four tons of potatoes in the hope of selling it to a local market. However, they were then told to stay in their community due to COVID-19 ...
Nikki Bella dreaming of fall 2021 wedding
The former professional wrestler and the Dancing with the Stars regular became engaged last year (19), and could tie the knot in less than 12 months time after Nikki confessed their goal is to get married in the fall. "We just want people to come together for an amazing weekend of fun, festivities, family, good friends, love and light," she told sister Brie Bella on their The Bellas Podcast. "I would love November. The end of November would be my goal. Wouldn't that be beautiful? And I've always wanted a wedding like that, like that time of year and that look." Nikki also revealed that she and...
National Day babies bring special joy to UAE parents
Dubai: It was double bonanza for some UAE residents who are not only celebrating the 49th UAE National Day but also the birth of a child making this day extra special for them. The joyous parents from all around UAE shared their happiness with Gulf News. The first national day baby The first child reported to be born on the 49th National Day in the country as the clock struck 12am on December 2 was to a young Emirati couple, Police officer Ahmed Sultan and his wife, Shaikha Hamda Saif Khalfan Abdulla Al Nuaimi. The baby girl was born at NMC A Zahra Hospital, Sharjah. “It is a dream of every Em...
Romanian City Welcomes Mysterious Monolith Like One Found In Utah Park
The Romanian mysterious monolith has proven to be significantly less cryptic than its Utah counterpart. When the structure appeared shortly after the discovery of the monolith in Utah, Redditors assumed that the culprit may be aliens – but local reports find the answer is likely much simpler than that.Last Thursday, just days after the Utah monolith disappeared, residents in the Romanian city of Piatra Neamt found a mysterious metal structure near the Petrodava Dacian Fortress archaeological site. Like the Utah sculpture, the piece appeared somewhere between 10- and 12-feet tall, made from a r...
What we know so far: Forest land clearing, arrests of Boracay residents
MANILA, Philippines — Two years after the world-famed island of Boracay was closed for rehabilitation, some residents fear the loss of their homes after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued notices to vacate properties in areas categorized as forest lands.Last week, ten people — six Filipinos, a Belgian, a Filipino-Australian, and two Britons — were arrested in Barangay Balabag for allegedly occupying or building structures in protected forest lands. They were identified as owners or caretakers of establishments in this area.Presidential Decree 705, or the Forestry Reform...
UAE National Day 2020: Celebrate from the comfort of your home
Abu Dhabi: The UAE is all geared up to celebrate its 49th National Day. While many residents are choosing to mark the occasion in various safely organised activities and events around the country, a fair number of options are also available this year for those who would like to celebrate from home, given the pandemic climate.In fact, residents will this year have access to some of the most exciting events and shows even when they are staying in.Watch Seeds of the Union: The awaited Seeds of the Union show staged in Abu Dhabi will be broadcast live on a number of television channels on Wednesda...
Coronavirus cases are rising among the most vulnerable again. Now what?
Tamara Konetzka, a health economics and aging services expert at the University of Chicago, had reason to hope that a new surge of coronavirus would be kinder to nursing home residents than the first was.After all, testing, a key tool for curtailing transmission of the highly contagious disease, is much more available now. And long-term care providers know more about how to prevent spread, from what kind of protective gear staff should wear to how to group residents who do and don’t have the disease.But when Konetzka crunched the numbers recently for six Midwestern and Western states with espe...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
OSHA Let Employers Decide Whether to Report Health Care Worker Deaths. Many Didn’t.
As Walter Veal cared for residents at the Ludeman Developmental Center in suburban Chicago, he saw the potential future of his grandson, who has autism.This story also ran on The Guardian. It can be republished for free.So he took it on himself not just to bathe and feed the residents, which was part of the job, but also to cut their hair, run to the store to buy their favorite body wash and barbecue for them on holidays.“They were his second family,” said his wife, Carlene Veal.Even after COVID-19 struck in mid-March and cases began spreading through the government-run facility, which serves ...
Kaiser Health News
We Won’t Vote Blindly for NDC Again – OTI Region
Michael Gyato – NPP PC forA new dawn is emerging in the newly created Oti Region where residents are unanimously saying, “the days of voting for symbols (NDC) are long gone.”According to them, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been the party they voted for since 1992, however, most of the developments in their area had been spearheaded by the New Patriotic Party (NPP).In the Krachi East Constituency where the NPP has it’s only seat out of eight constituencies, residents re-echoed that they will not “vote blindly for the NDC again.”The Krachi East constituency was created 16 years ago....
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