Child and Youth Programs

first_imgThe Child Development Center provides full-time and part-time care for military and DOD family members from six weeks of age up through kindergarten.The programs include breakfast, hot lunch, and two snacks. These are nutritionally balanced meals and are provided to children in full-time and part-time care. The children and staff take walking excursions and field trips on a regular basis.Family Child Care (FCC)With FCC, children receive their care in the private home of a certified provider living in government-owned or leased housing or in state-licensed homes in the community. Family child care provides accommodating child care arrangements, including night, weekend, and flexible hourly care for shift work.In-home childcare programs offer comparable care to a CDC. Providers must be certified by the DoD, and some seek additional accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). Regulations limit the number of children that may be cared for at one time: no more than six children under age eight, and no more than two children under two years old.The Child Development Homes Program offers child care in a home environment. The program includes approximately 10 homes with 60 available spaces (includes provider’s children). The goals of this Navy-wide program are as follows:To increase the availability of quality, affordable childcare for military families.To establish standards of child care for the protection and well being of children while away from their homes.To encourage and assist Child Development Homes Providers to operate a quality, nurturing program for children.To provide an opportunity for spouses of military and DOD personnel to operate a business in their homes within Navy guidelines.To allow parents to perform their duties of work without undue concern about the care their children are receiving.Each provider sets their own fees and hours within broad guidelines. For more information, contact our Family Child Care Director at 760-939-6683.School Age Care (SAC)DoD SAC programs are offered for children, kindergarten through 12 years of age before and/or after school, during holidays, and summer vacations. Emphasis is placed on SAC programs which meet community needs, reinforce family values, and promote the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of children. SAC may be provided in DoD Youth Centers, Child Development Centers or other suitable facilities. To expand school-age care program spaces, DoD policy encourages use of youth centers; on-and off-base schools, and other suitable facilities such as community centers. Accreditation of DoD SAC programs is a requirement. Accreditation sets the professional standards for after school programs and helps families identify high-quality programs.School Age Program (SAP)School Age Care offers a complete before and after school care program, as well as drop-in and hourly care. Transportation is provided to each school for an extra charge. The children get two snacks a day and participate in projects such as art, games, reading and field trips. Fees are determined by total family income and vary depending upon required services. Summer camps are offered when school is not in session.KinderoozKinderooz (Kindergarten Program) offers complete before and after school care for children who are attending Kindergarten. The program focuses on helping children adjust to school life by offering a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for children in their first year of school. The children get two snacks a day and participate in games, reading and field trips. Fees are determined by total family income. Transportation is provided to each school for an extra charge. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department’s Youth Center offers before and after school care for school aged children. For more information, call them at 760-939-2909.Waiting ListDue to a high demand for care, you may be placed on a wait list. Your position on the wait list depends on many factors that are at the discretion of the installation and may include your spouse’s military status, the date you apply, deployment and your employment. If these factors change while you are on the wait list, your position will be changed accordingly, so it is important that you keep your information up-to-date.Childcare is not an entitlement, and fees are income-based. Fees throughout the child development system of care fall into fee ranges set by DoD.To apply for child care, fill out DD Form 2606, the Department of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record and return the paperwork to Parent Central Services at your installation.The Department of Defense has a long history of providing positive youth programs that focus on alternative activities for youth during out-of-school hours. Today, DoD continues to be committed to youth by providing consistent guidance and stable and dynamic programs in more than 350 youth programs worldwide. DoD promotes positive youth development by designing programs to recognize the achievements of youth and by developing partnerships with other youth-serving organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H that offer a variety of resources. Programs for teens and pre-teens vary from one base to another, but are governed by a consistent DoD instruction. Programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a coordinated, progressive series of activities and experiences that help them become socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively competent. Programs usually include physical fitness and sports, arts and recreation, training in leadership, life skills and career/volunteer opportunities, mentoring, intervention and support services.Youth ServicesThe Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department at China Lake is an active, on going program that keeps the military children busy and involved. Be sure to check on all the activities for your children after arriving at China Lake.Castle X offers the Leaders in Training Program. This program is offered during the summer months and allows children to work at the various MWR facilities and earn points towards free activities like bowling, swimming, etc.On the station there are three great swimming pools, an inline hockey rink, a gymnasium, and a fitness center (16 years old and up), an auto hobby shop, racquetball courts, tennis courts, a jogging track, a bowling center, a golf course, a library, McDonald’s, a skate park, and plenty of other activities for your youth to enjoy.Why Child & Youth Programs?Promotes positive relationships between children, teens, and adults.Implements a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development.Provides ongoing assessment of each individual child’s or teen’s needs.Employs qualified staff required to attend several trainings.Establishes positive, ongoing relationships with parentsProvides a safe, nurturing, and healthy physical environmentImplements quality customer service by following company policies and guidelines.Promotes nutrition and health for staff and children.Maintains a relationship with the community and utilizes resources.NAEYC Accredited CDCNAA Accredited SACAbout Child & Youth ProgramsChild & Youth Programs encompasses the Child Development Center (six weeks through pre-school), School Age Care (Kindergarten through Fifth grade), Teen Center, and Child Development Homes (CDH).  The facilities are located on China Lake Base and are here to accommodate military families.  We also provide care to DOD and Contractors who need Child Care.Each Program has highly trained employees that understand the different developmentalstages of children.  The program is designed to accommodate the needs of children depending on their age and personal development.  Staff is trained monthly and required to always have up-to-date CPR and First Aid training.The CDC follows the Creative Curriculum which provides guidance to teachers as to how to set up their environment to fully engage a child and pull them into exploration and learning.StaffOur staff observes the children in attempt to understand where they are developmentally and help lead your child to the next steps in the learning process, by individualizing the curriculum.School Age Care (SAC)School Age Care accommodates Kindergarten through Fifth grade.  They make sure the children are dropped off and picked up from school safely.  The staff help’s to individualize the program by planning a monthly calendar of age-appropriate activities for each grade level in the center.  There is a Homework room for the children who come in from school to have a quiet place to do their work and receive help if they need it.  The staff evaluates children individually and helps one another to accommodate the appropriate action as to how to lead children in the right direction, or encourage them to continue the way they are.Teen CenterThe Teen Center is another MWR program and is open to children in the 7th through 12th grades. It is a great program that offers teens a place to spend time with their peers in a supervised area. The Teen Center has computers, pool tables, cable TV, video games, dances, and field trips, and can be rented for private parties. The Teen Center is a place for the teens to attend after they get out of school and want a place to go to hang out with their friends, do homework, play sports, etc. The staff implements activities for the teens, assist them with homework, and help lead them in the right direction by mentoring them. AboutThe Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Services take great pride in the variety and quality of services provided to children and youth on installations worldwide. While the services provided depend on the size of the location, the standards and quality of services are consistent and meet established regulations. The network has hundreds of locations worldwide serving over 1.3 million children.Child Development Centers (CDC)These facilities generally offer child care for children ages six weeks to 5 years old. Care is typically available weekdays. CDCs vary in size; the average CDC cares for about 200 children. All programs must be certified by the DoD and accredited by a national accrediting body such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children.The China Lake Child Development Center (CDC) has the distinction of being the first Nationally Accredited Center in the Department of Defense. The CDC offers programs that supplement the home by providing experiences to help the child in his/her total growth and development: intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. While the program is developmental, the goal is to make the CDC atmosphere a home away from home.Child Development Services has received DoD certification in October 2008. Child and Youth Programs provide Child Development and recreational services for children 6 weeks to 18 years of age. The Child Development Center, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, provides full and part day care for children 6 weeks to Kindergarten. The School Age Center, accredited by the National Afterschool Association, provides before and after school care and Day Camp experiences for children Kindergarten thru Fifth grade. Castle X, the teen center, provides activities and special events for teen’s sixth grade to age 18.  The Child Development Home program provides care for children in homes by providers certified by the Navy CYP and Captain of the base. Each home can provide care for all ages. All programs are vendorized and provide care for children with special needs.EligibilityEligible patrons include dependents of military, Department of Defense employees and NAWS contractors.In order to enroll for the CDC or SAC programs, you may put in a waiting list in either building (bldg. 2688 for CDC and bldg. 880 for SAC) or you could go online to www.mwr.navy.mil, then go to the Child and Youth Programs link on the left and then go to the link with the single child on the left.  Wait lists are downloaded daily.  Military have first priority placement, then DoD and then contractor.FeesFees are set according to Total Family Income by DoD instruction.  Fees typically change annually. Fees are figured according to all family leave and earning statements.  If LES’s are not provided, the highest fee will be charged. Military and DoD families who elect to use CDH program will pay the same subsidized fees for children under 3 that they would pay at the CDC.Hourly care is only available on space available basis, but is easier to accommodate in the CDH program. Hourly care for military that use CDH care for doctor appointments can be paid for by the CDH subsidy program, thereby costing nothing to the military.Programs Offeredlast_img read more

San Jose Cycling Classic Set for February

first_imgThe San Jose Cycling Classic will be held February 14, 2009 throughout San Jose. The multi-pronged event will encompass professional, amateur and community cycling activities, including a competitive time trial race, a criterium, a recreational ride and a CEO Challenge. It is expected to attract more than 1,000 cycling athletes, 20,000 spectators and cycling-related exhibitors.  Saturday’s Races are followed over the next few days with various parties and events leading up to the Amgen Tour of California rolling through town on Tuesday.“Cycling is an important form of alternative transportation, and San Jose’s Green Vision puts San Jose on the path to being a cycling-friendly city,” San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said. “The San Jose Cycling Classic lets the cyclists everywhere know that San Jose and the greater South Bay region is a one of the best places in the world to cycle whether you’re an amateur or a professional.”The San Jose Cycling Classic will kick off with the The King of the Mountain Time Trial and Ride sponsored by Mattson Technology, and a CEO Challenge powered by SunPower, where riders will leave San Jose City Hall and reach the base of Sierra Road for a mass start time trial race. This challenging hill was featured in several Amgen Tour of California races and exploded the peloton. The climb is 3.7 miles long with an average gradient of 10 percent; however, some pitches reach 17-18 percent. It will include police motorcycles leading a rolling closure north and east of Downtown San Jose to the base of the Sierra Road climb. The San Jose Cycling Classic will also feature a 30-mile recreational ride which will start along the same route but will not include the challenging Sierra Road climb.All rides will start with police motorcycles leading a rolling closure north and east of Downtown San Jose to the base of the Sierra Road climb. Cyclists on the King of the Mountain and CEO Challengeride will then cross a timing pad to activate timing chips and begin their ascent up Sierra Road—a stunning 3.7-mile, 1,830-foot climb. After summiting Sierra Road, riders may complete the Sierra/Calaveras/Piedmont loop and ride west to City Hall. Even though the ride officially ends at the Sierra Hill summit, riders are invited to return back to City Hall for a post ride celebration.The San Jose Cycling Classic continues that day with the debut of The Criterium built by WEBCOR. Riders will take to the streets of San Jose to compete in a multi-lap one-day race throughout the city. The .86 mile urban downtown “track” features many of the elements that will get it that “classic” designation – tight turns, high speed straight aways, side-by-side racing as well as cash and prizes,including $5,000 for top male professional and $5,000 for top female professional. All the action starts and finishes on Park Avenue near Plaza de Cesar Chavez.In addition the to these two events, there will be many others, including a special LIVESTRONG Challenge San Jose Kick-Off Party at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 16, at The Tech Museum of Innovation. The event will help build momentum for the LIVESTRONG Challenge, the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s signature fundraising event, taking place July 11-12 in San Jose. Inspired by the hope, courage and perseverance of Lance Armstrong and the nearly 12 million Americans living with cancer, LIVESTRONG Challenge participants will take to the streets on bicycles and on foot to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. In addition to San Jose, the 2009 LIVESTRONG Challenge will take place in Seattle (June 21); Philadelphia (Aug. 23); and Austin (Oct. 24-25).San Jose then welcomes the world’s best professional cyclists with the Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 Start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17, at Park and Almaden in Downtown San Jose. A host city for the Amgen Tour of California for the fourth year in a row, San Jose will, for the first time, serve as a start city to one of the most challenging legs of the race. Festivities will include ahealthy lifestyle festival and “autograph alley,” a designated area where cycling fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite riders, including Lance Armstrong who is taking part in the Amgen Tour of California as a member of the Astana Cycling Team, and who is considered to be one of the greatest cyclists of all time.A complete San Jose Cycling Classic schedule overview follows:• Friday, February 13, 5-9 p.m., athlete registration/packet pick-up for all events, San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street• Saturday, February 14, 7 a.m., King of the Mountain Time Trial Race and Ride led by Mattson Technology, start at San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street• Saturday February 14, The Criterium built by WEBCOR athlete registration/packet pick-up, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street; Criterium built by WEBCOR, 8a.m.-4 p.m., Park Avenue• Monday, February 16, 6 p.m., LIVESTRONG Challenge San Jose Kick-Off Reception with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street• Tuesday, February 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 Start, including a riders’ autograph alley and lifestyle festival, Park & AlmadenFor registration, visit www.sanjosecyclingclassic.comlast_img read more

UVM entomologist: Naturally occurring fungi could curb moose tick plague

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,Cheryl Sullivan, a Ph.D. student in UVM’s Entomology Research Lab, holds a dead adult moose tick engorged with blood and a container holding about 3,000 moose tick larvae, the size of a typical cluster. (Photos: Brian Jenkins) Vermont Business Magazine Cheryl Sullivan was in the woods one warm October day, flicking yet another tick from her leg, “which felt like the tenth of the day,” she says.Lyme-disease bearing deer ticks like the ones climbing on Sullivan, a PhD student in UVM’s Entomology Research Lab, were certainly causing problems for humans, she remembers thinking. But a different species – the winter tick – was an even worse scourge for one of the northern woods’ most iconic species, the moose, for whom the parasite was an existential threat. A 2018 study published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology found that winter ticks, also known as moose ticks, were the primary cause of an unprecedented 70 percent death rate among moose calves in northern New England over a three-year period.“I was thinking about the work that we did at the lab, and it’s like, gosh, I wonder if granular fungus would work on moose ticks,” she says, referring to the insect-killing fungi in granular formulation her colleagues had used to effectively control pests like the pear thrips, which attacks maple trees.Two years later, more than 30,000 moose tick larvae have taken up residence at the entomology lab, and Sullivan and her advisors, entomologists Bruce Parker and Margaret Skinner, have demonstrated that natural bio-pesticide formulations containing fungi like Metarhizium anisopliae have the potential to derail the moose tick epidemic. In the lab, the fungus, depending on dose and application method, kills 37 to 100 percent of the larvae it comes in contact with.Horror movieNo tick species inspires much human affection, but the winter tick’s habits are especially gruesome. Unlike the deer tick, which attaches itself to three progressively larger hosts over a two-year cycle, the winter tick limits itself to one host — a large ungulate like a moose, deer or elk – and lives for just one year.In the spring, winter tick females drop off their host, lay eggs and die. The larvae hatch in the summer, clump together in groups of several thousand and lie dormant at the soil surface.In fall, the larval clusters seem to borrow a scene from a horror movie.To quest for a host, they shimmy up vegetation en masse, seen above. When one comes into their vicinity, which the larvae can both see and sense via chemicals like CO2 or the heat and vibrations they emanate, they climb on top of one another to form a bloodthirsty strand. When the top tick reaches the host, those below swing on board.“It’s kind of like follow the leader,” Sullivan says.That coordinated group behavior, multiplied many times over, is why dead moose are discovered covered with an average of 47,000 ticks, making them anemic and vulnerable to a host of threats, a condition calves are especially prone to.Climate change is a key driver of the moose tick plague. Shorter, warmer winters make it more likely that adult moose ticks will land on earth and leaves when they drop off their hosts rather than snow and ice, which kill the parasites before they can lay eggs. And longer falls extend the questing period.Returning the favorIf the winter tick is a ruthless killer, the remedy Sullivan, Parker and Skinner have in mind returns the favor and then some.The Metarhizium anisopliae fungus, which has many different strains that occur naturally in the soil, is a natural enemy of the tick, which it kills by penetrating its cuticle or outer shell.That occurs in two ways, Parker says. “One is a mechanical pressure that the fungus exerts. The other is by emitting chemicals that help dissolve” the outer layer. Once inside, more chemicals are emitted by the fungus that “kill or completely engulf the inner portion of the tick.”  While the approach is promising in the lab, more work needs to be done before the team is ready to say it will work in the field. “There are a lot of dimensions to that,” Sullivan says. A key one is finding the optimal habitat for both moose and the fungi and then determining exactly how and at what rate to apply the granular formulation.If and when that happens, the winter tick larva’s habits could make it especially vulnerable. The fungi inhabit the same mix of soil and leaves that larvae find attractive, both thrive in warm, humid conditions, and the larvae’s long dormancy during the summer gives the fungi ample opportunity to find and neutralize clusters.While naturally occurring fungi are probably killing tick larvae to a limited degree, Sullivan and her colleagues envision one day spreading granular Metarhizium anisopliae throughout a localized area of prime moose habitat, once they’ve worked out the application and dosage challenges.“If we can give nature a hand by boosting the fungal components that are already in the ecosystem,” she says, “that could be a difference-maker.”  The research project has received support from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program, Wildlife Restoration Grants, U.S. Geological Survey and the American Wildlife Conservation Foundation. It is part of an ongoing partnership between the USGS Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the UVM Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.Source: UVMlast_img read more

AI for AV Is Opportunistic for Service, Support and Sales

first_imgWhether your firm has joined the chorus touting “AI” or is more conservatively accurate in the programming of “machine learning,” there’s a non-stop buzz in the industry around the advancements of computing power and advanced algorithms used to analyze dizzying amounts of data from an ever-expanding networked technology install base. Either way, an opportunity for the audiovisual (AV) industry is the chance to both connect to these devices and capture useful information for providing next-level service, support and even new sales from data trends and insights.“If it’s written in Python, we call it machine learning; if it’s written in PowerPoint, we call it AI.” – Rob Thomas, General Manager of Data & AI, IBMThat quote is funny and clever, but what it emphasizes is the public’s acceptance of the term AI. From consumer to commercial, the implications of learning from massive amounts of data is on the minds of manufacturers, integrators and vendors alike. It’s likely that most AV firms have already tapped into the logical connections and have been doing so for years: on-premises networks with AV gear attached through control systems. Now that we’re greater than 20 years into the 21st century, the connectivity has shifted to the Internet and the ability to operate, observe and troubleshoot is one of the highest value propositions for selling new AV systems or upgrading existing infrastructures to allow for always-on connectivity.The Upside of AccessWith great connectivity comes great responsibility. It’s not something said to Peter Parker, but it is akin to having superpowers when the ability to access a client’s AV tech stack is a mere mobile app or browser login away. Of course, the service and support aspects for aiding clients anytime and anywhere is a smart profit center for savvy AV vendors, but the real opportunity comes in the proactive maintenance and preemptive troubleshooting that can largely be automated with ease. Back when venues like network operation centers were one of the few 24/7 99.99999% up-time AV installations, the costs were sky-high. Now that same level of up-time is possible through automated checks and maintenance logs that are generated and sent well ahead of failure.Commercial clients can now expect high uptime as nearly a standard offering. Yet with machine learning, the opportunities extend well beyond break/fix and preventative maintenance. It’s now possible to understand utilization patterns and create a trend analysis to not only provide prescient service but also create new sales opportunities for upgrades and replacements well in advance of failure or obsolescence.How many vendors reading this could easily pull a prioritized, date-matched report showing the full inventory of AV gear in any/every client and know to generate automated notifications to sales about any replacements and updates to nearly outdated technology that was installed years ago? Likely the answer is “not many.”The Cons of Knowing So MuchWhile the upsides are plenty, there some clear issues to consider. Chief among these is privacy and security, which go hand-in-hand for most situations described herein. There’s a line between proactive maintenance and concerns about jacking into a client’s network to access their AV technology.And though sales and marketing will be swooning to get their hands on this kind of client intel, it isn’t hard to imagine how clients might respond negatively to big-brother-ish “so, we noticed your gear needs updating” messaging used without both permission and context. If people are already weird about how retargeting works with marketing today (search for a product only to find it popping up everywhere else you go online), knowing about their AV investment also needs a conversation to establish permission and the client’s level of comfort with vendors tapping into their systems unannounced.An easy step is to begin including specific verbiage in the sales contracts to have the client approve this kind of proactive support. With their early blessing, it’s both a value-add and sets the expectation that access to their AV systems is possible for their benefit.Information and Power The axiom that information leads to knowledge and that knowledge is power rings true in the context of access and availability to client systems and the associated data. The greater the access, the greater the amount of data that can be pulled from a client’s AV system, the greater the risk and potential liability.The opportunity for the AV industry to get ahead of this and provide some guidance and governance around this would be wise. In the interim, vendors will continue to take the chance to both connect to these devices and capture useful information for providing next-level service and support. It’s just a matter of time before they’re mining client systems for new Sales leads, and while that’s not a bad thing, it could be unwelcome by a significant number of clients.AI or machine learning? While it’s more than semantics from a technology standpoint, that point is moot when it comes to leveraging the data to make informed decisions. The question is: by whom?last_img read more

House panel oks CDRLF, CDFI funding

first_imgThe full House Appropriations Committee approved by a vote of 28-21 a fiscal 2015 spending budget that includes funding for the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and the NCUA Community Development Revolving Loan Fund.The measure would provide $1.07 million in CDRLF funding for technical assistance grants for low-income credit unions, and requests $230 million for the CDFI Fund. All federally insured credit unions with NCUA’s low-income designation are eligible to apply to both the CDFI Fund and the CDRLF for assistance.During the mark-up, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, spoke about the importance of the CDRLF, and noted that credit unions play an important role in serving an increasing number of under-banked Americans. She also mentioned her support for the U.S. Postal Service providing banking in rural areas.Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., attached an amendment that would add language to amend Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which deals with derivatives.The bill also provides funding for the Judiciary, the Treasury Department, the Small Business Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission, among other agencies.The requested budget for the agencies totals $21.3 billion, which is $566 million below the FY 2014 enacted level and $2.3 billion below President Obama’s request for those programs. The bill would also prevent the IRS from implementing so-called ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Amendments to the probate rules

first_imgAmendments to the probate rules Rule History1977 – 2012 Revisions: [No Change] < p>2016 Revision: Updated statutory references. Committee notes revised. < p>Statutory References < p>§ 393.12, Fla. Stat. Capacity; appointment of guardian advocate. < p>§ 744.102(8), (9), Fla. Stat. Definitions. < p>§ 744.201744.1096, Fla. Stat. Domicile of ward. < p>§ 744.202744.1097, Fla. Stat. Venue. < p>§ 744.2025744.1098, Fla. Stat. Change of ward’s residence. < p>§ 744.524, Fla. Stat. Termination of guardianship on change of domicile of resident ward. < p>§ 744.531, Fla. Stat. Order of discharge. < p>Rule References < p>[No Change] < p>RULE 5.710. REPORTS OF PUBLIC GUARDIAN < p>The public guardian, as the guardian of a ward, shall file: < p>(a) – (b) [No Change] < p>(c) a report within 6 months of his or her appointment as guardian of a ward, which shall also be filed with the executive director of the Statewide Public Guardianship Office of Public and Professional Guardians, stating: < p>(1) – (2) [No Change] < p>(d) an annual report, filed with the Statewide Public Guardianship Office of Public and Professional Guardians, by September 1 for the preceding fiscal year, on the operations of the office of public guardian; and < p>(e) a report of an independent audit by a qualified certified public accountant, to be filed with the Statewide Public Guardianship Office of Public and Professional Guardians every 2 years. Committee Notes 744.1097(3) The standby guardian must file an oath pursuant to rule 5.600 before commencing the exercise of authority as guardian. Prior to appointment, the standby guardian must file an application pursuant to rule 5.590.Section 393.12(10), Florida Statutes, provides that a guardian advocate shall have all of the duties, responsibilities, and powers of a guardian under Chapter 744, Florida Statutes. However, section 744.304 authorizes the appointment of a standby guardian only for a minor or incapacitated person. < p>Rule History < p>2006 – 2014 Revisions: [No Change] < p>2016 Revision: Subdivision (c)(1)(H) amended to reflect the renumbering of section 744.1083 to section 744.2002, Florida Statutes. Committee notes revised. < p>Statutory Reference < p>[No Change] < p>Rule References < p>[No Change] < p>RULE 5.648. EMERGENCY TEMPORARY GUARDIAN < p> [No Change] IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA Amendments to the probate rulesThe Florida Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the Florida Probate Rules, as proposed by The Florida Bar’s Probate Rules Committee in an out-of-cycle fast-track report. See In re Amends. to the Fla. Probate Rules, No. SC16-1454 (Fla. September 15, 2016). The amendments are in response to recent legislation, adopted by the legislature in chapter 2016-40, sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, and 14, Laws of Florida. The court invites all interested persons to comment on the amendments, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at. All comments must be filed with the court on or before November 14, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on the committee co-chairs, Michael Travis Hayes, 3033 Riviera Drive, Suite 104, Naples 34103-2746, thayes@lile-hayes.com, and Jon Scuderi, 745 12th Avenue, Suite 101, Naples 34102-7376, jscuderi@gfsestatelaw.com, and on the Bar staff liaison to the committee, Heather Telfer, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, htelfer@flabar.org, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument which may be scheduled in this case. The co-chairs have until December 5 to file a response to any comments filed with the court. If filed by an attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar, the comment must be electronically filed via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal in accordance with In re Electronic Filing in the Supreme Court of Florida via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC13-7 (Feb. 18, 2013). If filed by a nonlawyer or a lawyer not licensed to practice in Florida, the comment must be electronically filed via e-mail in accordance with In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). Electronically filed documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 or higher. Any person unable to submit a comment electronically must mail or hand deliver the originally signed comment to the Florida Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk, 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399-1927; no additional copies are required or will be accepted. Committee Notes 744.202(3) [No Change] Committee Notes , CASE NO. SC16-1454RULE 5.050. TRANSFER OF PROCEEDINGScenter_img Committee Notes Rule History1975 – 2014 Revisions: [No Change] < p>2016 Revision: Subdivision (a)(9) revised to require the disclosure of whether there are possible alternatives to guardianship known to the petitioner. Committee notes revised. < p>2016 Revision: Subdivision (a)(10) amended to reflect the renumbering of the statute from section 744.1083 to section 744.2002, Florida Statutes. Committee notes revised to update statutory references. < p>Statutory References < p>§ 744.1083744.2002, Fla. Stat. Professional guardian registration. < p>§ 744.309, Fla. Stat. Who may be appointed guardian of a resident ward. < p>§ 744.3115, Fla. Stat. Advance directives for health care. < p>§ 744.312, Fla. Stat. Considerations in appointment of guardian. < p>§ 744.3201, Fla. Stat. Petition to determine incapacity. < p>§ 744.331, Fla. Stat. Procedures to determine incapacity. < p>§ 744.334, Fla. Stat. Petition for appointment of guardian or professional guardian; contents. < p>§ 744.3371(1), Fla. Stat. Notice of petition for appointment of guardian and hearing. < p>§ 744.341, Fla. Stat. Voluntary guardianship. < p>§ 744.344744.2005, Fla. Stat. Order of appointment. < p>§ 744.462, Fla. Stat. Determination regarding alternatives to guardianship. < p>§ 744.703744.2006, Fla. Stat. Office of public guardian; appointment, notification. < p>§ 765.102, Fla. Stat. Legislative intent and findings. < p>Rule References < p>[No Change] < p>RULE 5.646. STANDBY GUARDIANS < p>(a) – (b) [No Change] < p>(c) Petition for Confirmation. < p>(1) Contents. A standby guardian, not later than 20 days after the assumption of duties as guardian, shall petition for confirmation of appointment. The petition shall be verified by the petitioner and shall state: < p>(A) – (G) [No Change] < p>(H) if the proposed guardian is a professional guardian, a statement that the proposed guardian has complied with the educational requirements of section 744.1083744.2002, Florida Statutes. < p>(2) [No Change] , Florida Statutes.Rule History < p>1975 – 2008 Revisions: [No Change] < p>2016 Revision: Committee notes revised to reflect renumbering of section 744.202(3) to section 744.1097(3), Florida Statutes. Updated statutory references. < p>Statutory References < p>ch. 47, Fla. Stat. Venue. < p>§ 393.12, Fla. Stat. Capacity; appointment of guardian advocate. < p>§ 733.101, Fla. Stat. Venue of probate proceedings. < p>§ 744.106, Fla. Stat. Notice. < p>§ 744.201744.1096, Fla. Stat. Domicile of ward. < p>§ 744.202744.1097, Fla. Stat. Venue. < p>§ 744.2025744.1098, Fla. Stat. Change of ward’s residence. < p>§ 744.306, Fla. Stat. Foreign guardians. < p>§ 744.3085, Fla. Stat. Guardian advocates. < p>§ 744.3201, Fla. Stat. Petition to determine incapacity. < p>Rule References < p>[No Change] < p>RULE 5.560. PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN OF AN INCAPACITATED PERSON < p>(a) Contents. The petition shall be verified by the petitioner and shall state: < p>(1) – (9) [No Change] < p>(10) if the proposed guardian is a professional guardian, a statement that the proposed guardian has complied with the registration requirements of section 744.1083744.2002, Florida Statutes. < p>(b) – (c) [No Change] Rule History2007 – 2015 Revisions: [No Change] < p>2016 Revision: Committee notes revised to reflect renumbering of section 744.344(4) to section 744.2005, Florida Statutes. Updated statutory references. < p>Statutory References < p>§ 744.3031, Fla. Stat. Emergency temporary guardianship. < p>§ 744.344(4)744.2005, Fla. Stat. Order of appointment. < p>Rule References < p>[No Change] < p>RULE 5.670. TERMINATION OF GUARDIANSHIP ON CHANGE OF DOMICILE OF RESIDENT WARD < p> [No Change] Committee Notes Subdivision (b) of this rule represents a rule implementation of the procedure found in section IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA PROBATE RULES Rule History1987 – 2010 Revisions: [No Change] < p>2016 Revision: Subdivisions (c), (d), and (e) amended to reflect the name change of the agency to the Office of Public and Professional Guardians. Committee notes revised to reflect the repeal of Part IX of Chapter 744, Florida Statutes. < p>Statutory Reference < p>§§ 744.701-744.709744.2001–744.2109, Fla. Stat. Public Guardianship Act. < p>Rule Reference < p>[No Change] Committee Notes October 15, 2016 Noticeslast_img read more

RAND gives Cities Readiness Initiative good marks

first_img Report summary There is also anecdotal evidence that the CRI has improved responses to real incidents, the investigators found. For example, three sites said preparations for rapid dispensing helped them set up vaccination clinics during the 2009 flu pandemic. Improve performance feedback to jurisdictions and develop better tools to help them improve. RAND also found that TAR scores have improved consistently for both states and MSAs. The median for states rose from 85% in 2006-07 to 95% in 2009-10, while the MSA median climbed from 52 to 89 over the same period. The study relied primarily on the CDC’s existing CRI data collected over the years, including data from a standardized written assessment tool called the Technical Assistance Review (TAR) and self-reported data from program drills. The authors supplemented these sources by interviewing stakeholders in a few of the participating jurisdictions. The CDC has conducted TARs on state health departments and on local jurisdictions within the participating metro areas, the report explains. As of 2009-10, all the state health departments had overall TAR scores of at least 79%, the threshold of acceptability, and the average state score was 94%, the report says. “Although performance was strong across all functional areas, performance was somewhat lower in three particularly critical areas: coordination and guidance for dispensing, security, and distribution,” it adds. See also: The CDC hired RAND in 2010 to assess (1) the capability of CRI communities to meet the program goal of delivering medical countermeasures within 48 hours, and (2) whether the program has actually improved communities’ capability to meet that goal. Full text of report (76 pages) The CRI is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program that was born in 2004. Its goal is to equip metropolitan areas to provide life-saving medications to their populations in the event of a major bioterrorist attack, natural disease outbreak, or other health emergency. As for test exercises, participating units conducted 1,364 drills in 2008-09 and 1,422 in 2009-10, but few have run large-scale exercises, the report says. For example, in 2009-10, only 32% of exercises that tested medication dispensing involved 500 clients or more. RAND report access pagecenter_img The assessment says the metropolitan areas and other units participating in the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) generally score well on performance capacity, but they could benefit from staging larger drills that more closely mimic real emergencies, among other steps. “The fact that greater ‘exposure’ to CRI is associated with considerable increases in TAR scores is consistent with CRI having an effect on preparedness,” the report states. “However, the absence of data from a representative comparison group makes it difficult to rule out the possibility that other factors drove the increases. Thus, the findings must be regarded as suggestive but not conclusive.” Consider encouraging states to collect more data on non-CRI communities to permit systematic comparisons between CRI and non-CRI areas. In other recommendations, the report suggests that the CDC should: They found that local scores varied more than state scores and that local performance “was lower in the critical areas of training, exercise, and evaluation; security; and dispensing.” MSAs in higher-scoring states with centralized public health systems performed better on the TAR than those in lower-scoring states with less centralization. Try to validate TAR scores, ie, determine whether they reflect real differences in communities’ preparedness. Conducting larger exercises is one of the report’s five recommendations. It says that larger drills, such as ones involving a jurisdiction’s entire point-of-dispensing volunteer list, would lead to more realistic assessments of capabilities. The TAR scores for local jurisdictions were aggregated to give a score for each federally defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The average MSA scored 86% on the TARs, with a median of 89%, the RAND analysts found. The program currently includes 72 of the nation’s largest urban areas along with various “planning jurisdictions,” such as health departments and groups of cities within those areas, according to the report. All told, the program covers about 57% of the US population. Jun 7, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – A federal program designed to prepare communities to quickly distribute medications to the population to blunt a bioterrorist attack generally seems to be working well and making an impact, but there’s room for improvement, according to a new report from the RAND Corp. Assess the program’s cost-effectiveness.last_img read more

COMMUNIQUÉ Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of…

first_imgMultilateral Air Services Agreement –Dominica Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago You may be interested in… Declaration of Intent to Provisionally apply the Protocol on Contingent Rights Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines APPRECIATION Heads of Government expressed their appreciation for the gracious hospitality and excellent arrangements provided by the Government and People of St Kitts and Nevis for this meeting. Protocol on Contingent Rights Belize, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis OPENING SESSION Chairman of Conference Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, immediate past Chairman, Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness and Secretary-General of the Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque addressed the opening session. The themes of the statements reflected: the need to advance the progress already achieved with regard to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME); closer regional unity in order to respond strategically and decisively to a changing global environment; as well as the Community’s concerns with respect to blacklisting and the situation in Venezuela. The text of their statements can be accessed at www.caricom.org. Jul 6, 2019 Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)–Dominica Communique – Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Heads of Government… CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY Heads of Government reviewed progress on decisions taken at the Eighteenth Special Meeting, of the Conference on the CSME. They welcomed the fact that all countries party to the CSME have signed the Protocol on Contingent Rights.  In addition, eight countries have decided to apply the measures that would allow their nationals to benefit in those countries from the provisions of that agreement on contingent rights which allows for spouses and dependents of skilled workers who move to another country to access services such as education and health on the same basis as nationals.  The countries involved are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. They welcomed the opening for signature of the Agreement on the Protocol for Public Procurement and noted that the Protocol can be provisionally applied when seven Member States have signed a Declaration of Intent while recognizing that for entry into force, the Protocol must be signed by all parties to the Revised Treaty. Heads of Government, in pursuit of strengthening the consultative mechanisms for engagements with the private sector, labour and civil society agreed to meet with representatives of national Business and Labour Advisory Committees (BLAC) twice every year. They emphasised that this was essential for enhanced regional decision-making, particularly in the context of the CSME. They urged Member States that had not yet done so to give legal effect to the free movement of the 10 categories of skilled persons already agreed by the Conference ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: UPDATE ON APPLICATIONS FROM ARUBA, CURAÇAO AND SINT MAARTEN Heads of Government considered a report from the Secretary-General on the visit to three countries that have applied for Associate Membership, namely Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, in pursuance of the mandate given to him to begin the process of negotiations. Heads of Government, taking into account the existence of common areas of interest and the mutual benefit that could be derived, mandated the Secretary-General to continue negotiations with those countries, with a view to making appropriate recommendations at the next meeting of Conference. Guyana-Venezuela Relations Heads of Government received an update on the most recent developments between the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. They noted that Guyana had submitted its Memorial on Jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on November 19, 2018, in accordance with an Order of the Court and that the Court had established April 18, 2019 for the submission of the Counter Memorial by Venezuela. Heads of Government expressed support for the judicial process underway which was intended to bring a peaceful and definitive end to the long standing controversy and which was in accordance with the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and the decision of the Secretary General of the United Nations under the Geneva Agreement of 1966. Heads of Government reiterated their firm and unswerving support for the maintenance and preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana. Agreement on the Return and Sharing of Recovered AssetsBarbados Declaration of Intent to Provisionally Apply the Protocol on Public ProcurementBarbados, St Kitts and Nevis BLACKLISTING Heads of Government recognised that the blacklisting of CARICOM Member States by the European Union (EU) has wrought considerable reputational damage to the Community.  Despite all Member States, with the exception of one, being removed from the EU blacklist, the damage inflicted is irreparable and has consequential implications for building Member States’ economic and climate resilience given their inherent vulnerabilities. Heads of Government emphasised the Community’s commitment to good governance and the drive to enhance Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) in accordance with the United Nations (UN) Addis Ababa Action Agenda, while recognizing that small, highly vulnerable States also require access to external capital to build resilience. In this regard, Heads of Government viewed the EU’s approach to “tax good governance” as inappropriate. In addition, Heads of Government recall that the appropriate forum to deal with these matters is the OECD Forum for Harmful Tax Practices which is inclusive in allowing other Member States to be present and to be consulted.  This was settled by the global community more than a decade ago.  The OECD has already reviewed the steps taken by Member States and had no difficulty with them.  It is an infringement of their sovereignty, coercive and harmful to the future of a key economic sector in CARICOM for the EU to demand these political commitments.  In addition they have not provided any empirical evidence of instances of tax evasion. Heads of Government agreed that the Community’s strategy against blacklisting will be multi-dimensional and targeted to both the immediate protection of Member States’ sovereignty and their future relations with Europe. Heads of Government have accordingly requested the EU to cease the blacklisting of CARICOM States which have already made commitments to reform their tax structures in good faith. Heads of Government have proposed that the EU should adopt a more collaborative approach which would allow Member States to conduct the required impact and sensitivity analyses to determine how to further align their tax regimes with global standards for tax transparency and governance. Heads of Government noted other EU initiatives to identify countries with strategic deficiencies in their Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) frameworks as well as to monitor investor citizenship and residence schemes within the context of their visa suspension mechanism for visa-free countries. In this regard, Heads of Government welcomed the initiative of the CARICOM Committee of Central Bank Governors to convene a Biennial Caribbean Regional Conference on AML/CFT Risk Management commencing in 2020.  This Conference will allow for the dissemination of information on Member States’ AML/CFT Frameworks as well as facilitate the Community’s engagement with AML/CFT stakeholders internationally. May 9, 2018 The Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis 26-27, February 2019.  Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Barbados, Honourable Mia Mottley;  Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerritt; Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Honourable Keith Mitchell; Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness; Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet; Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves; and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley. Belize was represented by the Attorney General Honourable Michael Peyrefitte; Guyana was represented by His Excellency Second Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge; Haiti was represented by Foreign Minister, Honourable Bocchit Edmond; and Suriname was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Yidiz Pollack-Beighle. VENEZUELA Heads of Government discussed the situation in Venezuela and issued a “Statement on Escalating Tensions in Venezuela”. BORDER ISSUES Belize-Guatemala Relations Heads of Government received an update on the most recent developments between Belize and Guatemala. Heads of Government recalled that in accordance with the Special Agreement to Submit Guatemala’s Claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Guatemala successfully held their referendum on 15 April 2018 to submit its claim on Belize to the ICJ for a final resolution, and that Belize has scheduled the date of 10 April 2019 for its national referendum.  They further welcomed an update on progress of the nationwide public education campaign, which the Government of Belize is undertaking to prepare Belizeans to make an informed decision. Heads of Government reiterated their concern that the undertaking by both countries and the Organisation of American States (OAS) to engage in the design and development of a mechanism of co-operation for the Sarstoon River remains outstanding and urged both countries and the OAS to reinvigorate their efforts to this end. They expressed support for the crucial role of the OAS in the process aimed at resolving the dispute, arising from Guatemala’s claims on Belize; and further called on the international community to continue supporting the OAS Office in the Adjacency Zone. Heads of Government re-emphasised their unwavering support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of Belize. AGREEMENTS SIGNED  TRANSPORTATION Heads of Government met in Special Session on Transportation in keeping with their quest to deliver adequate, fair, competitive, efficient transportation services at affordable costs. Heads of Government recalled that the Multi-lateral Air Services Agreement (MASA) had been opened for signature in February 2018 and acknowledged the assent by all Member States to the MASA would give effect to the Community becoming a liberalised environment for CARICOM air carriers.  In that regard they urged those Member States which had not done so, to sign and ratify the Agreement.  Nine (9) countries have now signed the MASA allowing for provisional application. Heads of Government agreed that Member States should undertake a review of their domestic taxes and other charges related to the air transportation sector, with a view to rationalising the relevant tax structures as deemed appropriate by Member States Ministries of Finance. With respect to maritime travel, Heads of Government agreed to establish a joint private and public sector team to review the findings and recommendations of reports on a regional ferry service. The team has been requested to provide preliminary estimates for the implementation of a ferry services following discussions and negotiations with prospective ferry operators. Heads of Government also agreed that the Directors of Maritime Affairs of each Member State should meet regularly with the intention of coordinating and presenting a holistic approach to addressing the maritime safety and security issues of the Community. Heads of Government further agreed to restructure the Regional Transportation Commission (RTRC) and its programmes to enable greater efficiency.center_img Declaration of Intent to provisionally apply the Agreement on the Return and Sharing of Recovered AssetsBarbados Protocol on Public ProcurementBarbados, St Kitts and Nevis Jul 7, 2017 Declaration of Intent to Provisionally Apply Multilateral Air Services Agreement –Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago STATEMENT ON ESCALATING TENSIONS IN VENEZUELA  ISSUED BY THE THIRTIETH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY DATE OF THE FORTIETH REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF CARICOM (JULY 2019) The Government of Saint Lucia indicated that the Fortieth Regular Meeting of the Conference will be held on 3-5 July 2019. COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FORTIETH REGULAR… Situation in Haiti Heads of Government expressed deep concern about the situation prevailing in Haiti during the past three weeks characterized by violent protests jeopardizing the political, economic and social stability of the country. Heads of Government recognised that the violent protests violated the fundamental and inalienable rights and freedoms of a large part of the population. Heads of Government call upon all stakeholders to prioritise dialogue as a means to address peacefully and meaningfully all relevant issues and to create the conditions for lasting political stability essential to the sustainable economic and social development of Haiti. Heads of Government also encourage and support the Haitian Government in its efforts and initiatives and call on all Opposition Leaders and other stakeholders to put the national interests and the wellbeing of the Haitian People at the forefront. Mar 1, 2019 Associate Members in attendance were: Bermuda represented by Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, Honourable Walter Roban; and the Turks and Caicos Islands, represented by Deputy Premier, Honourable Sean Astwood. Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis 27 February 2019 STATEMENT ON ESCALATING TENSIONS IN VENEZUELA ISSUED BY THE… SECURITY Heads of Government reiterated the critical importance to the Region of the national and regional security architectures in combatting crime and violence, transnational crime and other security threats as well as for the effective functioning of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Free Movement Regimes. Heads of Government also welcomed the adoption and opening for signature of the Agreement on the Return and Sharing of Recovered Assets from criminal activity. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned by the recent further escalation of tensions in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the ensuing increase in hardship and suffering of the population exacerbated by the imposition of sanctions. The people of Venezuela must be allowed to decide their own future in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter – non-intervention, non-interference, prohibition of the threat or use of force, respect for the rule of law, human rights and democracy. As CARICOM has ceaselessly advocated, for this objective to be attained, there has to be a meaningful and internal dialogue between the contending parties. This dialogue must determine how best the crisis can be resolved within the confines of the constitution and the rule of law, whether by referendum, elections or any other agreed mechanism. Nothing short of this will lead to the quelling of this crisis or provide the relief that all Venezuelans desire. Pending this, there must be a commitment to the delivery of humanitarian aid in a manner that is not politicised but which uses United Nations mechanisms that have been used over the years for the impartial and effective delivery of humanitarian relief. EXCHANGE OF VIEWS WITH SPECIAL GUEST Heads of Government welcomed Her Excellency the President of Estonia and acknowledged the forging of new relations between CARICOM and Estonia based on shared interests. They agreed to continue to explore areas of cooperation in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and e-government. The President outlined the development of her country as a digital nation emphasising its value to economic growth and development which could be an example for small countries. Heads of Government agreed on the need for cooperation initiatives between CARICOM and the Government of Estonia in order to advance the digital development of the Community and to promote the collective approach to the CARICOM Single ICT Space and the ‘CARICOM Digital Agenda 2025’ initiative. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis 27 February 2019 ………………………………………………………….. See also: Press Conference – 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting CARICOM Heads of Government Bilateral relations matters among COFCOR’s key… COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOMCOMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTY-NINTH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 26-27 February, 2018, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 26-27…March 1, 2018In “Anguilla”PM Harris meets CARICOM SG ahead of assuming Community Chairmanship(OPM St. Kitts and Nevis Press Release) Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris met today, Monday, 17 December, 2018, with the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in the Office of the Prime Minister at Government Headquarters. Prime Minister Harris said it was a special privilege…December 17, 2018In “CARICOM”PM Harris welcomes efforts to strengthen CDF(St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, says he welcomes efforts advanced at the recent 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Caribbean Community’s Heads of Government to strengthen the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) headquartered in St. Michael, Barbados.…February 21, 2020In “31Intersessional”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Instagram For Foodies

first_img@jk.chefcollectionJK Chef Collection / @jk.chefcollectionJack Kelly of JK Chef Collection and JK Weddings is a curator of events and manager of high-end chefs for hire. He brings together many cultures to put on the most gorgeous affairs, and the menu is always to die for. No matter your taste, Kelly has you covered with the best possible chef for the job. @santambroeusSant Ambroeus  / @santambroeusThe restaurant coffee bar has locations in Milan, NYC, Southampton, and Palm Beach. Every photo makes you wish you were Italian and you lived at home with your mom because she can cook like this. @silverliningdinerSilver Lining Diner / @silverliningdinerThe latest hotspot is actually a diner! The Silver Lining Diner brings a breath of fresh air to the Hamptons with a beautiful menu, staff, and vibe. The food is delicious and so is its Insta feed! Share @shinnecocklobsterShinnecock Lobster Factory / @shinnecocklobsterThe quirky lobster stand in Southampton boasts tons of lobster roll flavors, from traditional to Cajun, all from the vault of famed Chef Marco Barrila. The best-kept secret of the Hamptons is now a mainstay of local street fare. @mortysoysterstandMorty’s Oyster Stand / @mortysoysterstandAmagansett’s new seafood restaurant has our mouths watering. The menu is highlighted by steamed mussels, catch-of-the-day, craft beer, and a raw bar. Check out its Insta feed if you want to meet your new favorite seafood place. @elaia_hamptonsElaia Estiatorio / @elaia_hamptonsAuthentic Greek food right on School Street in Bridgehampton whose Insta feed is super on point. The images evoke a dream vacay on a Greek Island and the food styling is beyond perfect.last_img read more

How to meet the deadline for HCA funding agreements

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more