Senate sends INEC chair, six other confirmation requests for screening
The Senate on Wednesday referred the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for a second term as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) for legislative screening.President Muhammadu Buhari had in a letter read at the plenary on Tuesday requested Yakubu’s confirmation for reappointment.The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, consequently referred the matter to the Senate Committee on INEC for legislative duties and to report back on December 1.Also referred to the committee was the nomination of Professor Abdullahi Zuru as a National Commissioner.The President’s reque...
Rotary Club conducts medical screening on Lagos communities
In line with its mission of putting smiles on the faces of communities in its operating environment, Rotary Club of Lagos, District 9110, recently carried out medical tests on over 150 residents of various communities on Lagos Island, as part of this year’s Rotary Family Health Day.The activities, held at the Freedom Park, Broad Street, on Lagos Island, saw residents from different communities, within the area, undergoing different medical screenings, such as Eye Cataract treatment, hypertension counselling, Blood Pressure measurement, Glucose Level Screening and De-worming for children, among...
UNIBEN postpones Post-UTME screening
The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has postponed its Post-UTME (PUTME) admission screening to Dec. 2.Dr Benedicta Ehanire, Public Relations Officer of UNIBEN, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Benin.“The University of Benin (UNIBEN) Post-UTME (PUTME) Admission Screening Exercise for 2020/2021 that was formerly scheduled to take place from Nov. 23, 2020, to Dec. 8, 2020, has been rescheduled.“It will now hold from Dec. 2, 2020, to Dec. 12, 2020, at designated centres within Ugbowo campus of the university,” she said.Ehanire said that the website would close by Nov.19, adding th...
Arava film fest offers drive-in movie screenings
The 9th Arava International Film Festival will run online from November 5-14, but will also include drive-in screenings.Thanks to a new outline for cultural events recently approved by Culture and Sport Minister Chili Tropper, there will be a weekend of drive-in screenings between November 12 and November 14. There will be a huge screen and a high-quality sound system set up in the heart of the Arava, near the Tzukim settlement.The opening-night screening of the drive-in part of the festival will be the latest film by acclaimed Danish director, Thomas Vinterberg, called Another Round. It tells...
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Breast cancer survivors urge women in the Middle East to seek timely screening
DUBAI: Breast cancer is the most common form of the illness diagnosed in women worldwide. If caught early, the prognosis for survival is reassuringly high. But a lack of awareness, common myths and fear of bad news causes far too many women to delay getting checked.In Arab countries, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of the disease. One recent study found 17.7 to 19 percent of all new cancer cases across the region in 2018 were breast cancer diagnoses.That is why every October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when experts meet to discuss the latest treatments, charities rais...
After spike in clusters, DG moots mass screening in prisons
COVID-19 | Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has suggested mass screening for Covid-19 be done in prisons to prevent more prison clusters from emerging.This comes after he announced that 25.8 percent – or 224 cases – of the 869 new Covid-19 cases today came from prison clusters in Kedah and Penang.“We need to take a look at the standard operating procedures (SOP) in prisons again and ensure that we are screening not just in prisons, but also detention centres and lock-ups in police stations.“They need to be protected. One way to do that is for us to perform mass screenin...
CCP to hold free film online screening for National Mental Health Awareness Month
CCP to hold free film online screening for National Mental Health Awareness Month(Philstar.com) – October 14, 2020 – 6:00pmMANILA, Philippines — The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival for Health partner to bring awareness to mental health and health-related issues in the country through “Balik Tanaw,” a free film online screening.From October 23 to 30, films on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, and Dementia will be screened on the CCP Vimeo channel for free. The featured films include “Oh, Aking Katoto” by Kelvin Aguilar, “Rekuwerdo” by Kristoffer ...
Five Covid-19 deaths, 375 new cases mostly from screening
COVID-19 | Malaysia has reported 375 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours up to noon today, of which four were imported cases and the remaining 371 were locally acquired infections.In addition, five patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll to 146.The 142nd death involved Case 12489 atLahad Datu Hospital. The 55-year-old male had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and dyslipidaemia.The 143rd death involved Case 13692 at Semporna Hospital. The 75-year-old female had a history of high blood pressure.The 144th death is Case 13705 at Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sand...
Foreign scholarship crisis: NDDC says London protesters failed to show up for screening
Some 28 protesters at the Nigerian office in London early in the week failed to show up during a recent screening in some London universities to show proof of being foreign scholars under the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) sponsorship, the commission has said.This is as the embattled interim management committee (IMC) managing the Commission says it did not even send any batch (2020) to London and could not be pressed into paying out over additional $3m after it had paid almost $6m.The Commission wondered why it would be verifying the lists but some persons who ought to be keen to g...
Commentary: Workplace facial screening is a bad idea
Artificial intelligence has been on the rise in workplaces for at least the past decade. From consumer algorithms to quantum computing, AI’s uses have grown in type and scope.One of the more recent advances in AI technologies is the ability to read emotions through facial and behavioral analysis. While the emotional AI technology has largely been implemented in marketing campaigns and health care, a growing number of high-profile companies are using it in hiring decisions.Companies should stop this immediately.There are a number of risks associated with this technology. One of the more troubli...
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