“If spring’s economic collapse sank a sabre-tooth fang into the GDP graph, it’s clear there are plenty more sharp teeth to come as the economy stop-starts. With a new lockdown in place since January, the country is likely to have fallen into a double-dip recession. Friday 15 January 2021 7:44 am Show Comments ▼ Responses this morning The UK economy shrank by 2.6 per cent in November as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of multiple sectors across the country, according to new figures published this morning. The Bank of England estimates Britain’s economy shrank by just over 1 per cent over the final three months of 2020. GDP is now 8.5 per cent below its pre-pandemic peak, after its first monthly fall in output since the setback of the first national lockdown in April last year. “All eyes now are on the future rather than the past.” Services fell 3.4 per cent, 9.9 per cent below the peak, while manufacturing and construction grew 0.7 per cent and 1.9 per cent respectively. Jon Hudson, UK Equity Fund Manager at Premier Miton Investors, believes the UK will recover. (Getty Images) Also Read: UK set for double-dip recession as GDP plummets 2.6 per cent Ayush Ansal, chief investment officer at the London-based hedge fund, Crimson Black Capital, added: “Unsurprisingly, the sectors dragging down the economy included retail, food services, accommodation, entertainment and the arts, all of which were among the hardest hit. Suren Thiru, BCC Head of Economics, said: “The latest figures highlight the continued damage being done to the UK economy by coronavirus. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021 MoneyWise.comMoney PopThe Most Overpriced Vehicles On the Market Right NowMoney PopThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionQuizscape8 Out Of 10 Men Fails This Car Engine Quiz. Can You Pass It?QuizscapeNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniors whatsapp “A fit-for-purpose test and trace system remains critical to keeping the economy moving once the current lockdown ends.” “With the UK leading the way on the vaccine rollout and Brexit concerns now in the rear-view mirror, we can look forward to an economic recovery from Spring with growing confidence.” (Getty Images) “A clear and comprehensive plan is urgently needed to support the economy throughout this year, including closing the current gaps in government support and providing more significant grant funding to support cash-strapped businesses. UK set for double-dip recession as GDP plummets 2.6 per cent Damian Shepherd (Getty Images) Also Read: UK set for double-dip recession as GDP plummets 2.6 per cent (Getty Images) Also Read: UK set for double-dip recession as GDP plummets 2.6 per cent “Markets have priced in a jagged recovery and are now looking along the curve to how the economy reacts to mass vaccination. Hudson said: “With restrictions increasing in November it should come as no surprise that GDP growth took a backward step. “A 2.6 per cent fall was better than many economists feared, with many retailers suggesting a pull forward of Christmas shopping in anticipation of harsher restrictions. Share Tags: Coronavirus
North Slope | Northwest | Politics | State GovernmentElections office still waiting on ballots to arrive by mail in tight House primaryAugust 30, 2016 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Election review board members sort through election materials at the Division of Elections office in Juneau on Tuesday. (By Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO)The Alaska Division of Elections is still working to certify the results of the House race for the district that includes North Slope and Northwest Arctic boroughs.Division director Josie Bahnke said on Tuesday afternoon that the division’s office in Juneau was waiting for the ballots to be mailed in from four precincts in District 40: Selawik, Browerville, Anaktuvuk Pass and Ambler.Bahnke had said the election review board was aiming to certify the results on Monday, but that action is delayed until the division receives all of the ballots.Bahnke still expects to certify the results by Friday.“Right now, it’s just a matter of the mail service,” Bahnke said.Dean Westlake leads incumbent Representative Benjamin Nageak by 21 votes, according to the last vote count.The trailing candidate or 10 qualified voters will have five days after the review is completed to ask for a recount.Share this story:
By Alex Lennane 05/05/2016 Another rival, Panalpina, whose profit fell 11% to $17.8m, makes a better headline comparison with Expeditors: its revenue was also down 15%, to $1.3bn.Chief executive Jeffrey Musser said: “We knew that comparing our 2016 results with our record year in 2015 would be challenging, especially when considering the current headwinds from slowing global trade. The business drivers in Q1 15 were quite different from those in Q1 16.“In Q1 15, we delivered solutions to customers who navigated around and through issues in the US west coast ports, and this year we worked with carriers to adjust pricing in oversupplied air and ocean markets to maintain and grow profitable market share.”But Expeditors doesn’t appear to have successfully won much profitable market share. Its air freight volumes fell 9%, while CH Robinson saw volumes rise 15% and Panalpina’s were up 5%. And air freight revenue, at $560m, was down twice as much at Expeditors as at its competitors.Volumes in sea freight only fell 3%, but revenue plummeted 19% to $454m. (CH Robinson saw ocean volumes up 8% and net revenue up 17% to $58m. Panalpina saw EBIT flat on a 10% fall in ocean volumes.)Expeditors, which is known for efficiency and customer service, suffered year-on-year declines in all regions during the quarter.“Our people performed very well as we adapted to a rapidly changing marketplace affected by slowing global trade and excess carrier capacity,” said Bradley Powell, CFO.“Similar to our Q4 2015 results, net revenue yields and cash flow from operations in Q1 2016 are among our best. Many of our customers are being cautious about how to spend their logistics dollar, taking advantage of abundant capacity in search of lower rates where possible, and we are aligning ourselves to address their needs.“While volumes and average sell rates in air and ocean were lower compared with both Q1 and Q4 2015, we continued to benefit from available ocean and air carrier capacity and favourable market buying opportunities.”He added that with continuing rate volatility and economic uncertainty, Expeditors’ full-year results also might not look so good. Or in his words: “May continue to impact the comparisons.” Expeditors has had a challenging first quarter, which it blamed on current economic headwinds.But even with weak global trade, the US forwarder appeared to have a tougher time than its competitors in the first quarter of the year.Expeditors doesn’t open itself up to immediate interrogation from analysts in the same way that other listed companies do, but did comment that, given the challenges of Q1, it was “pleased with how things turned out”.Revenues fell 15% to $1.4bn – an unpleasant comparison with, for example, CH Robinson, where turnover was down 7% to $3bn. Operating income at Seattle-based Expeditors fell 10% to $151m, while CH Robinson saw net income rise 11.7% to $119m.
The decision of the South African Competition Commission to block the merger of the container businesses of K Line, MOL and NYK is “not expected to have a significant impact” on the consolidation of the Japanese carrier trio, according to Alphaliner.It said that, notwithstanding a likely intention to appeal last week’s ruling, the proposed One Network Express (ONE) could decide to quit the South African market when it commences operations next April, with minimal damage to its business.However, with spot freight rates on the Asia to South Africa route having surged to a seven-year high, the new entity could be be reluctant to walk away from an increasingly lucrative trade.Alphaliner said that of the three carriers, only K Line and MOL offered container services to South Africa, and ONE’s combined market share was relatively low compared to its competitors.For example, on the key Asia-South Africa tradelane, K Line and MOL’s share of the capacity on the route is just 12%, compared with the dominance of Maersk Line and MSC’s combined share of over 50%.The two Japanese carriers operate within a vessel-sharing agreement (VSA) with Evergreen, Cosco and PIL on this trade, offering two weekly services deploying 13 ships of 4,200-5,600 teu, of which the Japanese lines contribute five vessels.MOL also offers a South Africa-Asia northbound service via a slot charter with Maersk and MSC and is a vessel-providing VSA partner with Maersk, Safmarine and DAL on a liner service linking Europe with South Africa.In last week’s ruling, the SA commission said it had “considered the impact of the proposed transaction” on the provision of container services and, moreover, “the impact of the proposed transaction on the adjacent market of the car carriers”, the business of which is not included in the merger.“The commission also found that the proposed transaction creates a platform for coordination in the car carrier market which has a history of collusion involving the merging parties,” it said.It concluded that “there are no efficiencies” and “no public interest issues” that “outweigh the anti-competitive effects arising from the proposed transaction”.Alphaliner expects that the Japanese carriers will make a strong case to appeal the decision, but for now the trio are refusing to discuss the issue, clearly not wanting to prejudice the outcome.However, one source told The Loadstar the three lines were “not unduly concerned” about the South African ruling and that plans were “well on track” to merge the businesses.Ideally however, he admitted, it would be better if ONE could get the green light from the South African authorities.Indeed, the Japanese lines will want to avoid a “contagion effect” of knock-backs from other regulators around the world, which would have a serious impact on the business of ONE.A decision is still awaited from US regulators after the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) last month decided it could not rule on the merger proposals and referred the matter to the US Department of Justice. By Mike Wackett 28/06/2017
Previous articleMark Barry on a busy and bitter cold February, Emo Celtic soccer, Coronavirus and Do It For DanNext articleHSE seeking ‘voluntary redeployment of staff’ to help Laois nursing home following plea Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 21st April 2020 Pinterest TAGSDo It For Dan The past weekend saw a huge milestone in the ‘Do It For Dan’ fundraising campaign reached and more fundraisers are planned to keep pressing on.In just 46 days, more than €1.1 million has now been donated to little Dan Donoher in his bid to get access to life-saving treatment.The virtual Lip Sync Battle on Saturday night yielded €91,000 in total. €45,000 came from votes with €31,000 through sponsorship and a surge in GoFundMe donations of €15,000 on the night. Portarlington and O’Dempsey’s challenge each otherGAA clubs all over the country are currently hosting runs in support of Dan with over €100,000 raised.And more are planned for this coming weekend with four clubs planning to do a range of different challenges if they reach different targets.O’Dempsey’s and Portarlington are both gearing up for their big runs this weekend and have set each other separate challenges.O’Dempsey’s Matthew Finlay explained: “O’Dempsey’s are doing a shave or dye for Dan and now that we have hit €8,000, I’m going to dye my hair the Portarlington colours live on my Instagram at 9pm on Wednesday. 13 others have agreed to do the same and they will join me on the live feed on the night.“Also, members including myself, Liam Whelehan, Pat Maher, Thomas Kehoe, Cormac O’Hora, Shane Nerney and Eoghan Fitzpatrick have agreed to wear Portarlington jerseys during our run on Sunday.“While the Portarlington lads, Robert Pigott, Colin Slevin, Colm Murphy, Diarmuid Bennett, Ronan Coffey and Jake Foster will all be wearing our jerseys for the Portarlington run on Saturday if their club fundraiser can hit €7,000. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival News Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Poetic LicenceAnd finally, we will end with a wonderful poem from O’Dempsey’s man Daragh Meredith.A poem for Dan ❤️ @DoItForDan201 #DoItForDan pic.twitter.com/5nmZN5I7Fr— Daragh Meredith (@DaraghMeredith) April 20, 2020SEE ALSO – Electric Picnic and Ploughing in doubt as Minister Harris addresses questions about mass gatherings Pinterest Facebook Walking 1km on his hands!In Ballyfin, club man Eamonn Duff has pledged to walk one kilometre on his hands if they can get their total up to €5,500.Former Laois minor manager Donncha Phelan explained: “Eamonn Duff has pledged to not only to run 5km but also to walk 1km, yes people 1000 metres, on his hands if we get our total to €5,500.“This is an incredible gesture by Eamonn. Get donating people. We just have to see that happen. We might even get a Live Feed on it!” A Borris Road MarathonBut much more still has to be done and so two very well known Laois men have teamed up to run a marathon.Former Portlaoise footballer Brian ‘Bruno’ McCormack and former Wexford Youths soccer player Aidan ‘Rox’ Keenan will attempt the feat on May 24.The Portlaoise and Durrow natives, who both work together as prison officers in the Midlands, will run 42km.Aidan explained: “We will be starting from our work place, the Midlands Prison, and doing the 5k route around the Borris Road 8 1/2 times starting at 10am on May 24.“Neither of us are ‘runners’ and we would love people to come out and join us, social distancing being obeyed, for a lap and to raise as much money as we can for little Dan.” Twitter Home News Do It For Dan: A marathon, GAA challenges, a poker tournament and… News An Offaly Rover!Over in Clonaslee, one of their proudest sons has worn a dreaded Offaly jersey to work in aid of Dan.Tommy ‘Horse’ Tynan lived up to his word and donned the jersey after they hit €5,000 and funds have flooded in since. Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Mountmellick Utd Poker TournamentAway from GAA, a local soccer club has also launched its own fundraiser.Mountmellick United are going to run an online poker tournament on Saturday May 3 at 7pm with 75% of the proceeds going to Dan.You can register as follows and those who can’t play are asked to donate below. Download the app POKER STARS on your laptop or PC. Please note – phones/tablets don’t support the software. Once downloaded, register with a username and password.2. You don’t need to deposit any real money to your account. To make sure all funds go to the charity and prize fund, the tournament will be a ‘Play Money’ event.3. Pay your €30 fee using the following bank details and please use your PokerStars username as the reference when paying.A/C: Mountmellick United IBAN: IE62BOFI90181031836687 SWIFT: BOFIIE2D4. Once you’ve paid, go to the Main Lobby on the Poker Stars app. On the bottom right hand of the screen, you’ll see a ‘MORE’ tab. Click in to that, then select ‘Home Games’ and then ‘Join a Poker Club’. When prompted, enter: Poker Club ID: 3513498 Tournament Code: DOITFORDAN. Once in, make sure to click on Schedule and then hit ‘Play Now’ to complete your entry. Electric Picnic Do It For Dan: A marathon, GAA challenges, a poker tournament and a lovely poem RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Home News Local TD calls for Forestry Bill to be passed to deal with… News By Alan Hartnett – 29th September 2020 WhatsApp WhatsApp Electric Picnic TAGSCarol Nolanforestry Twitter Pinterest Pinterest “It is vital that this Bill moves through the Dáil and is signed into law as quickly as possible.“The forestry sector cannot afford any more delays to a system that is already overwhelmed with a backlog of appeals.”SEE ALSO – ‘Have great faith in pubs’ to adhere to new guidelines as ‘shebeens’ to be targeted if necessary Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Independent Laois-Offaly TD Carol Nolan has called for the Forestry Bill to be passed this week to deal with what she says is a ‘major sectoral crisis’.Ms Nolan has confirmed that she has submitted a number of amendments to the Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 which is due to be debated in the Dáil on Tuesday (today) and Wednesday of this week.Deputy Nolan said that the Dáil must act swiftly and decisively to ensure that the Bill achieves its objective of addressing the ongoing crisis in the forestry licensing and appeals system.She said: “The urgency and importance of this Bill simply cannot be overstated and that is why we have to make sure that the Bill which emerges at the other end of the legislative process is fit for purpose and actually helps the sector.“I have been in contact with strong local employers like Flaherty Sawmills and Coolrain Sawmills and indeed self-employed forestry sector workers and farmers and they are all absolutely clear the current system is not fit for purpose.“They say the ability to operate and plan is being impeded by what they have rightly termed administrative inadequacies and procedural barriers, which exist nowhere else in Europe.“The submissions from local forestry sector employers in Laois-Offaly also make it clear that the appeals system has to be radically reformulated to prevent the volume of appeals, both vexatious and otherwise that are holding up the entire sector and thousands of jobs to ransom.“That is why I have submitted amendments which seek to empower those within the sector to get on with making a living and offering sustainable employment. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Local TD calls for Forestry Bill to be passed to deal with ‘major sectoral crisis’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Electric Picnic Previous articleThe Heath men’s rounders team produce a stunning comeback to force a replayNext articleCoronavirus: 363 new cases and one additional death as warning issued to four more counties Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.
Published: May 2, 2004 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail People who plan to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder commencement ceremony May 7 at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium will join a crowd of about 20,000 and should plan an early arrival. No tickets are required for the ceremony, which will be held in Folsom Stadium regardless of the weather. The majority of the parking for the ceremony will be in lot 436 on Regent Drive, just south of Colorado Avenue. Close-in parking and drop-off for those who have difficulty walking will be along Colorado Avenue, south of the stadium. People who want to use the drop-off area should do so as early as possible and well before the student procession, which reaches the stadium at about 8:15 a.m. Commencement planners also are encouraging use of the HOP, SKIP and Stampede buses, which run about every 10 minutes and stop near the stadium. Both will be operating the morning of the ceremony. Meters on campus are free the morning of commencement. Additional parking also is available in the Euclid Autopark, a pay parking lot on Euclid Avenue just off Broadway near the University Memorial Center and a short walk from the stadium. Additional information about campus parking is available on the Web at http://ucbparking.colorado.edu or by calling (303) 492-2322.
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:AthleticsCampus Community Published: July 10, 2014 On Saturday, July 12, the University of Colorado Police Department will play softball against the University of Colorado football team for the first time in what is hoped to become an annual event.The game will start at 3 p.m. at the East Mapleton Ball Fields, located behind Whole Foods Market near Mapleton Avenue and 30th Street. Officers from other local agencies, such as the Boulder Police Department and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, have also been invited to play. The university community and the public are encouraged to attend.The CU-Boulder Police Department recognizes the value in establishing relationships with the many different organizations and groups at the University, said Melissa Zak, CU-Boulder chief of police.“I am honored to be a part of the inaugural event and committed to strengthening our relationship with the players representing CU on the field,” Zak said. “As evidenced by last year’s floods, whether it was Athletic Director Rick George assisting on the evacuations, student-athletes serving meals to displaced families or CUPD keeping the campus safe, we are leaders in our community and committed to strengthening the bond that makes us CU. I think these team-building events help us appreciate the responsibilities student-athletes have, and vice versa.” Coach Mike MacIntyre and the football team have committed to playing on Saturday.“This is a great opportunity for our young men to establish a relationship with another entity on campus that is also very visible in the community,” said CU Athletic Director Rick George. “There are all kinds of opportunities where the two of us can work together, so this can be a great start for some of our football student-athletes to forge relationships with our campus officers and hopefully be something we can build on.”
Home Industry News Releases Vias Imports Adds Azienda Agricola Donato d’Angelo to Prestigious PortfolioIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessVias Imports Adds Azienda Agricola Donato d’Angelo to Prestigious PortfolioBy Press Release – December 15, 2015 45 0 Pinterest Facebook AdvertisementNYC-based Importer Brings Second Basilicata Producer to Extensive Italian Fine Wine SelectionNew York City, December 15, 2015 — Vias Imports, Ltd., the leading importer of Italian fine wine in the United States, recently acquired its second Basilicata producer, Azienda Agricola Donato d’Angelo, and is now proudly distributing their CALICE Aglianico del Vulture DOC (SRP $23) nationwide. Vias Imports carefully evaluates each producer through an extensive selection process, acquiring only the best and truest expressions of each respective region.“Vias is proud to be working with Donato d’Angelo, a well-regarded producer of the powerful Aglianico del Vulture wine,” says Fabrizio Pedrolli, founder and chairman of Vias Imports. “Donato d’Angelo is a true advocate for this category of wine, and his vast experience in its production is evident in each bottle. We’re excited to share this wine with wine drinkers across the US.”Oenologist and co-owner, Donato d’Angelo has an extensive family history in the production of Aglianico del Vulture wines, including several generations of winemakers. Regarded as a pioneer in the Aglianico del Vulture appellation, Donato was highly instrumental in advancing the prestige of Aglianico among red wines in Italy. Donato was also one of the first winemakers to use barriques for aging in Southern Italy in the 1980s, an innovative approach to aging wines which results in more robust flavors.CALICE Aglianico del Vulture DOC is made from 100% Aglianico grown in rich volcanic soils. This wine is fermented in concrete vats for 10 days, then aged in Slavonian wooden casks for 18 months, followed by an additional 6-8 months in the bottle. The bouquet is intense, with typical varietal notes of wild berries and prunes, developing more complex notes of cacao, cinnamon, tobacco, rose pepper, and menthol sensations with time. Ideal food pairings include rich and robust meat dishes, such as beef stews, Osso Buco and lamb shanks.This wine is available nationwide, effective immediately.If you have any questions or would like more information about Azienda Agricola Donato d’Angelo or Vias Imports, please visit www.viaswine.com or contact Laura Ruocco at [email protected] or 646-346-1754.About Azienda Agricola Donato d’Angelo (www.agrida.it):Azienda Agricola Donato d’Angelo was established in 2001 with the acquisition of 20 hectares of vineyards in the classical zones of Aglianico del Vulture, Barile, Ripacandida and Maschito. The owners are oenologist Donato D’Angelo, whose family has made Aglianico del Vulture wines for generations, and his wife Filomena, who grew up in the wine world and has a degree in viticulture and oenology. Donato studied at the School of Oenology and Viticulture of Conegliano Veneto, and he was one of the first winemakers to use barriques in Southern Italy in the 1980s. The most sought-after productions of Aglianico del Vulture come from the vineyards located in and around the extinct volcano Mount Vulture where the soil is naturally volcanic and the altitude is 500-550 meters above sea level (two conditions that are ideal for the Aglianico grape).About Vias Imports Ltd. (www.viaswine.com): Vias Imports Ltd., established in 1983, is the leading importer of Italian fine wines in the US market. Throughout the company’s history, Vias has discovered and brought to the US high quality, unknown but distinctive Italian wines that have become staples on wine lists and retail shelves throughout the US, including Produttori del Barbaresco and Damilano. Vias’s Italian portfolio is one of the richest and most complete in the industry, representing the finest wineries from all over Italy. Vias is the leader in discovering and importing fine Italian wines and unknown producers to the US as well as educating America’s wine trade about these great wines with innovative educational programs.Advertisement Email Share TAGSAzienda Agricola Donato d’AngeloVias Imports Twitter Linkedin Previous articleA Toast to Father & Daughter Winemaking TeamsNext articleIn Portugal’s Historic Tejo Wine Region, Medieval Towns and Villages Draw Visitors to Europe’s Oldest, Continuously Operational Wine Estates Press Release ReddIt
The functions of the Regional Health Authorities will be among the issues put under the microscope, when the Ministry of Health begins discussions on health care reform.Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, told members of the Jamaica Association of Health Service Executives (JAHSE) on Wednesday, March 13, that he intends to undertake the process of health care reform and will soon be engaging them in discussions on the modalities of this reform.“Issues that we need to seriously consider include the functions of the Regional Health Authorities, how we can efficiently utilize our resources, including pharmaceuticals; the use of technology; and improved monitoring and evaluation,” Dr. Ferguson said.He said that as executives of the health sector, they have an important role to play in making this venture a success and bring the country closer to meeting its National Development Plan, Vision 2030.“Your co-operation and deep involvement in this movement is essential for us to achieve our goals. I know that you have had to work in very difficult circumstances and the difficulties will remain for some time to come. However, I am proud to be working with a team that despite the odds, has been able to produce some of the best results,” the Minister said.Vision 2030 Jamaica is the country’s first long-term national development plan, which aims at enabling Jamaica to achieve developed country status by 2030. It is based on a comprehensive vision: “Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.”The association was having its quarterly luncheon at the Hotel Four Seasons in Kingston, where it presented University of Technology student, Naidia Cooke-Raymond, with a scholarship valued at $100,000.Mrs. Cooke-Raymond, who works at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, is pursuing a Masters degree in Health Services Administration.“I am very honoured and grateful to receive the scholarship. I am so very appreciative of what the association has done to help me in propelling my education. It is a big help and I hope that I will make everybody proud,” she told JIS News.The JAHSE is a broad-based organisation that provides a place for people in health care administration/management, at all levels and with different business and professional background and experience, to network. RelatedRegional Health Authorities on Agenda for Reform Advertisements Regional Health Authorities on Agenda for Reform Health & WellnessMarch 14, 2013Written by: Andrea Braham RelatedRegional Health Authorities on Agenda for Reform Story HighlightsThe functions of the Regional Health Authorities will be among the issues put under the microscope, when the Ministry of Health begins discussions on health care reform.Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, told members of the Jamaica Association of Health Service Executives (JAHSE) on Wednesday, March 13, that he intends to undertake the process of health care reform and will soon be engaging them in discussions on the modalities of this reform.“Issues that we need to seriously consider include the functions of the Regional Health Authorities, how we can efficiently utilize our resources, including pharmaceuticals; the use of technology; and improved monitoring and evaluation,” Dr. Ferguson said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedRegional Health Authorities on Agenda for Reform