Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 5, 2017 – Kingston – Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has proclaimed October 10 as World Mental Health Day, under the international theme ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’. The Governor-General read the proclamation during a ceremony at King’s House on October 3, which was attended by psychiatrists and professionals involved in mental health care. The Day will form part of activities to mark Mental Health Week, to be observed starting October 8.The Governor-General, in his address, urged Jamaicans to participate in the slate of activities scheduled to be held across the country on that day. Citing statistics, he noted that “one in every four persons around the world will experience mental health problems at one time or another”.“Many people who suffer from psychological and mental distress experience these issues in the workplace. Increase in knowledge and awareness of these issues will help in developing interventions to promote and protect mental health in the workplace,” he said.The Governor-General added that interventions should improve access to employee-assistance programmes to address the stigma of mental illnesses, so that dignity is promoted and respected and people are empowered to take action to promote mental health.Meanwhile, Director of Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse in the Health Ministry, Dr. Maureen Irons-Morgan, said it is fitting to recognise mental health in the workplace.“There are some very common issues that affect mental health, such as stress in the workplace and depression. These are factors that can affect productivity. We want employers to recognise that in protecting and promoting mental health and wellness of workers, in the long run we all benefit,” she said.Information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that most of one’s adult life is spent in the workplace and the experiences there are among the factors determining the overall well-being of people. The WHO notes that employers and managers who implement workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees with mental disorders, are more likely to see gains, not only in the mental health of their employees but also in the productivity of their work.Activities for the Week include a church service at the Portmore Gospel Assembly and a conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 1, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Updated: 8:52 AM February 1, 2019 Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 200 miles off San Diego 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man from a cruise ship approximately 200 miles off the coast of San Diego, Thursday.At approximately 9:30 a.m., the cruise ship Norwegian Star contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders requesting assistance for a man who was displaying symptoms of a heart condition.Watchstanders dispatched a Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist.The Norwegian Star was 310 miles off shore when they initially contacted the Coast Guard, but diverted toward shore to meet the Jayhawk crew approximately 200 miles west of San Diego.Once on scene, the Jayhawk crew lowered a rescue swimmer to provide care and assist the patient into the basket before being hoisted into the helicopter. The crew transported the patient to Sector San Diego shortly after 5 p.m. where awaiting emergency medical services personnel assumed care of the patient and transferred him to UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest.The man was reported to be in stable condition.-USCG-(Coast Guard video by Fireman Taylor Bacon/ released)
Prevention Magazine announced four new hires: Lori Powell (former food director at Real Simple and deputy editor, food and entertaining at Martha Stewart Living) as food director; Cass Spencer (former deputy art director at people) as design director, Marybeth Dulany (most recently photography director for Health) as photography director and Mia Song (who has worked with Glamour, Men’s Health and Businessweek) as deputy art director. UBM TechWeb named Ed Grossman as executive vice president of InformationWeek Business Technology Network. In doing so, UBM is eliminating the traditional “publisher” role. Grossman comes to TechWeb from sister company UBM Medica, where he oversaw all digital media efforts as executive vice president. CurtCo Media tapped Jamie Rhind as vice president, associate publisher for Robb Report. Rhind was most recently senior vice president/group director at ZenithOptimedia. Former Thomson Reuters vice president of product development and strategy Mark Goodrich joins PCWorld | MacWorld as senior vice president of digital media. Legal publisher ALM named Scott Pierce vice president/group publisher for the ALM magazines division. He previously served as vice president of digital product development. Dave Freygang was promoted to senior vice president of Bonnier’s newly formed Special Interest Division, which includes nearly 40 brands such as Transworld SKATEboarding, Islands, Scuba Diving and Boating. Previously, Freygang was vice president, publishing for the TransWold and Water Sports titles.
Share Andrea Parker / Cory MaluskiFor years, the state’s main power grid operator has warned of high electricity prices and even power outages during the hot summer months.It’s rarely been as bad as feared. But experts say the latest startling forecast from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas looks to be more accurate, although they downplayed the potential impact to residential customers.ERCOT said on Thursday it expects to see record-breaking prices and demand for power this summer that could require it to take emergency measures to maintain supply — and force customers to curb power usage. It identified a variety of factors expected to put a strain on the grid on top of record-breaking demand, including delayed power supply projects and the closure of three major coal-fired power plants.That will result in “tight operating reserves” — numbers released Thursday show ERCOT expects to have have barely enough power to meet demand from June through September, which will result in sky-high power prices at certain times.“The ERCOT market has experienced a series of new peak demand records over the last few years as Texas’ economy continues to grow at record pace,” ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness said in a statement. “We expect high peak demand will continue this summer.”A hot, dry summer — which is expected — and any unplanned outages of power plants would compound the problem, said Rice University associate professor Dan Cohan.“I sure hope we can dodge a bullet this time,” he said. “But the odds are stacked against us, and not many Texans see this bullet coming. This summer could be the wake-up call that drives major efforts for conservation and new build-outs of natural gas, solar, and storage to prepare for the next one.”But, he said, “Markets are tough to predict, especially since weather will play a big role, so we don’t know exactly what will happen.”Bill Peacock, vice president of research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank, said the market is working exactly like it’s supposed to — only that it’s been unfairly manipulated by renewable energy subsidies. Those have led to reliability problems — a notion many dispute — and the premature closure of coal plants, he said.It’s actually important that ERCOT and the state’s Public Utility Commission allow prices to go high this summer, Peacock said. That’s because it will spur investment in “peaking” power plants — those that run when there is high demand.“We have more than enough baseline to take care of us,” he said.Michael Webber, deputy director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, said ERCOT has been predicting some version of summertime doom and gloom for at least the past decade so it’s easy to shrug off this warning. While there is certainly cause for concern, he said a variety of factors will have to coalesce to result in extreme impacts like widespread power outages.And he said residential customers, who mostly pay fixed prices, aren’t likely to see a big change in their bills. Price spikes are more likely to affect large-scale commercial power purchasers and utility companies who sell power, he said. That would eventually trickle down to consumers, but it’s hard to say when and by how much. [Texas’ electric prices are also generally lower than other states to begin with, he said.]Webber said the risk of vulnerable populations losing power during a time when air conditioning is all but a requirement is always a concern and “we need to watch that.”“But I think generally we’ll be fine,” he said.Disclosure: Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here.