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Florida Surgeon General urges vaccination as best defense against spreading flu…

first_img The Florida Department of Health is strongly encouraging all unvaccinated residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  estimates that, nationwide, for the 2019-2020 season so far, there have been at least 6.4 million cases of influenza, more than 55,000 associated hospitalizations and approximately 2,900 related deaths. For Florida flu statistics, please visit the Department’s Florida Flu Review website.“With this year’s flu season in full swing, it is critical that adults and children get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others”, said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “By getting a flu shot now, you will protect yourself, as well as your family and friends.”“Influenza is a contagious virus that can spread rapidly in our communities and cause severe illness resulting in hospitalization or death”, said Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to avoid the flu; it reduces the spread of the virus and can also help make illnesses less severe for those who do still get sick.” Get the Flu ShotThe vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older, including pregnant women. Individuals that are at most at-risk for getting severely ill from the flu are young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease or lung disease, and people aged 65 years and older.It takes approximately two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop protection against the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend getting a flu vaccine every year because flu viruses evolve quickly, and last year’s vaccine may not protect against the current year’s strain. Even if the vaccine does not fully protect against the flu, it may reduce the severity of symptoms and the risk of complications. Where to Get the Flu ShotFlu vaccines are offered at health care providers’ offices, clinics, county health departments, pharmacies, schools, college health centers, and many employers. Find flu vaccine in your area: VaccineFinder.org. Learn more: FluFreeFlorida.com.Residents of Orange County can make an appointment for their Flu shot by contacting the Florida Department of Health in Orange County’s Immunization program at 407-858-1444. Healthy Habits to Help Prevent FluGood health habits like washing your hands can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.Covering the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing may prevent those around you from getting sick. Make it a habit to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces in your home, school or office.Flu vaccines and good hand hygiene are still the go-to recommendations for prevention; however, public health officials say it’s just as important to contain the virus, and that means staying home when you’re sick. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida Department of HealthFlu Vaccination Previous articleRadon is a silent killer responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths per yearNext articleNational Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: Its history, origins, and how to observe it Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Drug traffickers suspected in reporter’s murder in Oaxaca state

first_imgNews July 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Drug traffickers suspected in reporter’s murder in Oaxaca state RSF_en News MexicoAmericas News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas Reports Receive email alerts Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora statecenter_img Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to do everything possible to shed light on the murder of Alberto López Bello, a newspaper reporter whose body was found alongside that of a policeman yesterday in Trinidad de Viguera, a town near the southern city of Oaxaca. Both had been shot dead.The two were last seen alive earlier yesterday in a downtown Oaxaca bar. No message was left by their killers.Aged 28, López had been covering crime for the past six years for El Imparcial, one of the state of Oaxaca’s leading dailies, as well as working for a local radio station. He had recently written several stories about drug dealing in Oaxaca.He and one of his colleagues, Jacobo López, were arrested on 18 May and spent several hours in police custody after photographing a sign left by a criminal group. He had been threatened in the past in connection with his work.The police officer whose body was found with López’s was Arturo Alejandro Franco Rojas, 26, who worked for the Oaxaca city police detective department.“We urge those investigating this crime to quickly identify the motive and those responsible”, Reporters Without Borders said. “We pay tribute to López, whose death is another reminder of the dangers to which reporters and news media are exposed when they try to cover sensitive subjects such as drug trafficking.”“We also salute the courage of the management of López’s newspaper, who have said they are determined to continue providing news and information, despite the acts of intimidation and the tragedies they frequently encounter.”Three of El Imparcial’s street vendors were shot dead by gunmen on 8 October 2007 in what the newspaper’s management said at the time was probably a reprisal for recent articles in the newspaper.Mexico and Brazil have been the western hemisphere’s two deadliest countries for journalists since the start of 2013. In Mexico, two journalists have been killed in connection with their work so far this year, while two others have disappeared. Four journalists have been killed in Brazil.In the past decade, 88 journalists have been killed in Mexico and 17 others have disappeared. A total of 26 Mexican journalists are currently living abroad and or in another region in order to escape the dangers to which they have been exposed. to go further May 5, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Letters

first_img Previous Article Next Article This month’s lettersBA substance abuse stanceWe share the views highlighted in the article “Taking a StrongLine” (OH, February) on the importance of drug and alcohol policies in theworkplace. British Airways has such policies in place, but contrary to the statement inthe article, we do not conduct pre-employment screening nor random drug andalcohol testing in the workplace. The safety of our staff and passengers is paramount, and our OH serviceworks closely with staff to provide education and support in all areasaffecting health and work. Managers and peer groups can be highly effective in preventing substanceabuse by raising awareness and providing support, and it is worthy of note thatneither the UK Civil Aviation Authority nor the European Joint AviationAuthorities require random alcohol and drug screening. Dr Michael Bagshaw Head of Medical Services, British Airways Flexible hours not idlenessMy response to TUC senior policy officer Owen Tudor (OH, Letters, February)is as follows. Here at MD Foods we implemented an annualised hours system over two yearsago, and spent over 18 months in union negotiations ensuring that we reached anagreement which suited employer and employee. Before annualised hours was introduced, MD Foods had drivers working inexcess of 80 hours a week. The average now is less than 40 hours and the basicsalary has been increased. So, to quote Owen Tudor, MD Foods does, “let employees go home moreoften and cut the hours they need to work to make a living.” Annualised hours eliminates the need for excessive overtime in order tocreate a “decent” weekly wage. Tudor comments that, “the mainproblem for working time in Great Britain is not the way it is organised.”I must disagree, on the contrary, the problem is exactly the way it isorganised. If more companies were to organise their working time better, the”family-unfriendly” stressful workplace could be largely eliminated. The working time arrangements employed by MD Foods do give an increasedamount of leisure time, but I doubt that employees see it as “enforcedidleness” as Tudor does. The success of the annual hours scheme is due to a commitment from bothemployer and employee to provide a more flexible working method, and we areproof that it can create a more productive, less stressed and contentedworkforce. Stephen Dean Annualised hours manager, MD Foods LettersOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Degrees of separation

first_imgDegrees of separationOn 1 Jul 2004 in Clinical governance, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. The current OH job market may be buoyant, but do fully-qualified OHAs havefar more opportunities than those with experience, but no degree? By Sara BeanJust a glance at the expanding job pages in the back of Occupational Healthillustrates two things. First, that there are plenty of jobs in OH, and second,that many of them are paying good money. And with the increasing emphasis bythe Government on the importance of making an OH service available to as manypeople as possible,1,2 demand is growing. “It is clear that demand is high for well-qualified OHprofessionals,” says Sabrina Palmer, senior sales executive and project managerfor the recruitment pages of Occupational Health. Basic OH salaries have increased in line with demand, with, according to theleading OH recruitment agencies, average salaries for OH advisers at around£28,000, though it’s becoming standard to see pay rates of £30,000-plus. Of course, many of these jobs are with blue-chip companies, where money isno object and who will only appoint a qualified occupational health adviser(OHA). So does this mean that anyone without a degree need not apply? Not necessarily, say OH recruitment specialists. Candidates with years ofexperience, who can demonstrate continuous learning, are in with a chance, butthe competition will be tough against candidates who perhaps have lessexperience but do have that precious degree. “Why not pay qualified OHAs £30k?” says one OH recruitmentspecialist. “Most have two degrees, first in nursing, then in OH orspecialist practice. The likes of Goldman Sachs are looking for expertise indeveloping their business strategy and don’t want a hands-on nursing approach.It’s only old-school candidates that call themselves nurses, as they’re morefocused on a treatment-based practice.” However, some companies will prize practical experience more highly. “A lot of young people come out with a degree, which is highlyrespected,” says another recruitment specialist. “But some of myclients find it difficult to accept that new graduates are qualified withoutbeing fluent in all the necessary practical skills. And when it comes tonursing skills, there’s the whole area of clinical governance.” There is also the question of the type of course you’ve chosen. Sue Lamb,director of OH Recruitment, says: “Some of our clients are only looking atcandidates who complete courses that are recordable with the NMC, especiallywhere employers are healthcare providers. However, where a post is hard tofill, some providers may offer to help a recruit upgrade from a non-recordablediploma to a degree in a bid to use candidates with a lot of experience.” Jobs in the public sector are often seen to be less desirable, althoughthings are changing. “Salary scales in the NHS and local authorities (LA)do not tend to match up to the private sector,” says Jason Atherton, salesmanager for Key People. “But people are more likely to go to them if theyoffer services to local businesses.” Marian Corcoran, recruitment manager at Cheviot Recruitment agrees.”Through the RCN’s Agenda for Change policies,3 both the NHS and LAs, havehugely increased their appeal, through better pay rates and much sought-afterbenefits such as better team-working environments, good pension schemes, moreholidays, professional support and development, and flexible hours.” The big challenge for the profession is in making the route into OH moreaccessible. For a qualified RGN to get onto a good OH course, they’ll usuallyneed to have a placement within an OH department, and that isn’t always easy.It can be a catch 22 as they haven’t been trained in OH but cannot take up atraining place until they get a job. Lamb says: “There is the whole problem of learning while working.However, in places like the NHS or local authority units, candidates can bereadily supervised within a team with well-developed clinical guidance andbenefit from the experience of others.” For those that do manage to bridge the gap between practice and training,the rewards are there, and even blue-chip companies are being forced to widentheir job remit to attract candidates. References 1. HSC (2000) Securing Health Together: A Long Term Occupational HealthStrategy for England, Scotland and Wales, HSE 2. HSC (2004) A Strategy for Workplace Health and Safety in Great Britain to2010 and Beyond, HSE 3. Agenda for Change, RCN, www.rcn.org.uk/agendaforchange Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Krill fishing in the Scotia Sea in relation to bathymetry, including the detailed distribution around South Georgia

first_imgAnalyses of the distribution of krill fishing based on fine-scale (0.5″ latitude x1″ longitude) data show that harvesting in the Scotia Sea has been mainly in shelf andshelf-break areas on the northern side of the Scotia Arc. Regional analyses reveal thattliere are restricted parts of shelf and shelf-break areas where high catches have beenobtained. Altliough these data give a general idea of where the fishery has operated,they do not reveal the localised nature of the fishing operation. Over the last threewinter fishing seasons (1993 to 1995) individual trawl statistics have been recorded inthe South Georgia area. Analyses of these data show marked interannual variability inthe distribution of trawls. The data for 1993 were only available from August but thefishery was restricted in that period to an area on the western edge of the shelf breakwhere negligible fishing occurred in the following two seasons. In 1994 the fishery wasalmost totally based over a large shallow bank area on the northeast shelf edge. During1995 the fishery was still predominantly in this area but also operated further west 011 arange of banks associated with submarine valleys. The results are discussed in relationto the ecology of krill and the fishery’s interaction with local predator colonieslast_img read more

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Vanderburgh County Commissioners to Present “The State of Our County”

first_img Vanderburgh County Commissioners Bruce Ungethiem, Cheryl Musgrave and Ben Shoulders will present the annual “State of Our County” speech followed by a question and answer session at the Evansville Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon Tuesday April 10. The Commissioners will present updates on a variety of topics on county departments, infrastructure and economic development. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the presentation at noon in the Walnut Room of the Tropicana Executive Conference Center, located at 421 NW Riverside Drive in downtown Evansville.The public and members of the media are invited to attend. Those who would like to attend that arFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Tampa Funk Fusion Band Displace Shares Video Covering Outkast’s “Hey Ya” [Watch]

first_imgTampa, Florida four-piece Displace has been around for a few years now, gaining momentum as they racked up performances at southern festivals like AURA Music and Arts Festival, Zach Deputy’s Disc Jam, and Blackwater Music and Arts Festival.A few weeks ago, the band made a splash on social media with their creative cover of Amy Winehouse‘s “Valerie”, shot and produced in their home studio. Yesterday, the band released a new cover from their “Burnside Cover Sessions”: Outkast‘s smash hit “Hey Ya!”. Check out the vide below, with audio recorded by Vinny Svoboda and video by Kate Scaglione:You can catch Displace on at Zen Awakening Music and Arts Festival in Orlando, FL on November 19th and at Hometeam New Year’s Rally in Lakewood, FL on December 29th.last_img read more

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Oyster Bay Town Discriminates Against Blacks, Feds Allege in Suit

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Town of Oyster Bay’s affordable housing programs for young families and seniors discriminated against minorities when it awarded units to only white residents, the U.S. Department of Justice alleged in a lawsuit.The town’s two housing programs allegedly violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against African-Americans by giving preference to residents of the town, which is predominantly white, at two developments: The Seasons at Plainview and The Seasons at Massapequa, according to the lawsuit.“The Fair Housing Act protects the right of all individuals, regardless of their race, to choose where to live and to have equal access to affordable housing,” said Jocelyn Samuels, Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Civil Rights.The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, names Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and the Long Island Housing Partnership, which helped administer the programs, although the suit against the LIHP was settled when the nonprofit group agreed to educate local leaders on the law.The suit takes issue with the “Next Generation” and “Golden Age” housing programs in which developers are allowed them to build housing more densely than zoning restrictions allow in exchange for lower sale prices for certain units.It claims that the programs are discriminatory because it gives preference to residents of the town, which has African Americans. Units should have been awarded to residents from more diverse areas beyond the town’s borders to bring it into compliance with federal law, prosecutors alleged.“It is just plain wrong to suggest that the Town of Oyster Bay is anything but a welcoming community to all people regardless of race,” Venditto said in a statement. “We are now prepared to vigorously defend our housing programs in court, because these housing programs are vitally important to our community.”New York State Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) wrote a letter to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano urging him to direct the Commission on Human Rights investigate into the allegations.last_img read more

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Owego prepares for ‘Lights on the River’ event

first_img“We have a new event called soups on the street, so a lot of downtown restaurants are going to be setup out front serving discount soup to people whatever their favorite soup is,” said President of Historic Owego Marketplace Bradley Crews. OWEGO (WBNG) — The village of Owego is gearing up for its annual Lights on the River event. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday night. Ice carvers, jugglers, a marching band that lights up and fireworks over the river will be at the event.center_img It’s a family event that highlights the local marketplace, you can walk around and find specials within the Owego small business community. The event is expected to bring in five to six thousand people to the downtown area.last_img read more

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