UNICAL non-teaching staff to resume with cutlasses, brooms
All non-teaching staff of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) have been directed to resume work on Friday, November 27, 2020 with cutlasses, hoes, brooms, and buckets to clear overgrown grass, sweep offices as well as keep the environment clean.The registrar of the university, Gabriel Egbe, in a letter signed by Citizen Ini Ekpo on Thursday, with reference number UC/Reg/CIR/68, said participation in the sanitation exercise was mandatory for all the staff, as all the offices and departments must be cleared of all waste and grass.Read Also: Institutionalize hand washing in primary schools- UNICEF...
New York Hospitals Brace for a Second Covid Wave. Are They Ready?
Lincoln Hospital staff (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)As public health officials eye a second major swell of COVID-19 infections and an increase in hospitalizations, New York's hospital systems have begun to brace for another flood of patients. The state has even opened a field hospital on Staten Island in response to rising numbers, a dismal reminder of the devastation of the spring.In the months since the height of the pandemic in the spring, New York's health care institutions have been making preparations to try to avoid the same chaos and loss of life, which has been ...
The Gotham Gazette
Olympic hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield becomes the 1st woman hired by Chicago Blackhawks as a player development coach
Kendall Coyne Schofield has added another first to her hockey resume.The Olympic women’s hockey gold medalist will join the Rockford IceHogs staff as player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist, the Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday. She’s believed to be the first female full-time coaching hire in the Hawks organization.On Jan. 25, 2019, the Palos Heights native made headlines as the first woman to compete in the NHL All-Stars skills competition, timing at 14.326 seconds in the fastest-skater challenge.Coyne Schofield has been part of the Hawks organization in various roles f...
ANTIGUA-EMPLOYMENT-Hotel lays off staff
The Irish-owned Carlisle Bay Resort, Monday began laying off some of its estimated 200 workers blaming the situation on the “massive downturn in business” due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The hotel, which is owned by Harcourt Developments, a family company, had in its November 20 letter to staff, said it had been forced to implement reduced work hours for some of our staff members’ so as “to do our best to keep them employed during these trying times.“Our measures have fallen short and we are forced to temporally lay off some of our staff members…for a period of three weeks,” accordi...
Shanghai Pudong airport to arrange for COVID-19 vaccine inoculation for staff in high-risk positions
Shanghai Pudong airport will conduct regular nucleic acid tests for freight staff and arrange COVID-19 vaccine inoculation for those in high-risk positionsCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Biden's White House staff 'rational, consistent,' echoes style of Biden
Infographic: GTWhile Joe Biden appointed key posts in the White House - who are believed to be his loyal and long-term aides - some Chinese observers see those senior staff as "the brains of Biden." They are believed to echo the characteristics of Biden as "rational and consistent," with a decision-making process incorporated with different opinions.Biden named a team of close advisers on local time Tuesday, including his top campaign and longtime advisers. Mike Donilon, the chief strategist who focused on the advertising and speeches of Biden's campaign, will be a senior adviser to Biden, CNN...
Biden names campaign vets to key White House posts
Washington (AFP) - US President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday he has appointed nine close campaign aides to key White House positions as he fleshes out a diverse leadership team less than a week after naming his chief of staff."America faces great challenges, and they bring diverse perspectives and a shared commitment to tackling these challenges and emerging on the other side a stronger, more united nation," Biden said in a statement.The new appointees -- some of the first among hundreds that Biden will name to the White House in the coming months -- include his 2020 campaign manager Jen ...
Human skeleton found in cassava field
PHITSANULOK: A human skeleton was found by a villager in a cassava field in Muang district on Sunday morning, prompting a police investigation to establish whether foul play had been involved.Police investigators from the 6th Forensic Examination Centre, accompanied by medical staff from Naresuan University Hospital, travelled to the cassava field near Rong Wai Fad village in tambon Don Thong after being informed of the discovery.Lampoey Leepla, 49, said she and other villagers hired to cut the cassava trees went to the plantation in the morning. While cutting the plants, she noticed a bone st...
The Bangkok Post
Rights and dues of Arabtec staff to be protected
Dubai: As the Dubai-listed contractor Arabtec is preparing for liquidation after the coronavirus pandemic deepened its financial woes, necessary legal arrangements and procedures have been recently taken to guarantee the rights and dues of its staff, Gulf News learned.Sources at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), told Gulf News a series of meetings had been held with the Labor Committee in Abu Dhabi, the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai and those concerned in “ Arabtec”, in order to swiftly address the repercussions of the company’s liquidation on its emplo...
Biden taps longtime aide Ron Klain as W.House chief of staff
Washington (AFP) - US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday announced he has chosen Ron Klain, a seasoned Democratic operative, as his chief of staff, his first public personnel choice for the White House."Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked together," Biden said in a statement on Klain, who also served as the Democrat's first chief of staff when he became vice president in 2009."His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of ...