Minister of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has called on small business owners to formalize their operations to benefit from offerings under the new Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Entrepreneurship Policy.The Minister was addressing a recent Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) head office in Kingston.He noted that the policy is not about “finding a way to give more money”, but “applying resources in a manner that is designed to have the real impact” on business growth and development.As such, he said, persons will benefit from training and guidance in areas such as product development, marketing, and incentives such as tax breaks during the infancy stage of the business.“Before you go to the bank and start asking for money, what you need is some training, exposure, and critical intervention from entities like the DBJ (Development of Bank of Jamaica) and others, who can intervene and talk to you about the feasibility of your business, marketing, and product differentiation,” Minister Hylton said.The MSME Policy seeks to implement a structured and sustainable programme to provide training to MSMEs through public-private partnerships in key areas such as: business planning, cash flow projections, management, book-keeping, inventory management, protection of intellectual property, standards, and market penetration. Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton (left), is in conversation with Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis. Occasion was a recent Think Tank, held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) head office in Kingston, where the Minister provided details about the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Entrepreneurship Policy. RelatedFocus on Quality November 14 Story HighlightsSmall business owners urged to formalize their operations to benefit from offerings under the new MSME Entrepreneurship Policy.The policy is about “applying resources in a manner that is designed to have the real impact” on business growth and development.The MSME Policy seeks to implement a structured and sustainable programme to provide training to MSMEs. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisements RelatedJamaica Designated Sub-Regional Hub For Relief Operations RelatedJBDC to Play Integral Role in MSME and Entrepreneurship Policy Commerce Minister Calls for Small Business to Formalize Operations CommerceNovember 15, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus Commerce Minister Calls for Small Business to Formalize OperationsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Three men were killed when a train struck an SUV crossing railroad tracks in Pembroke.One other man was airlifted in critical condition to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.The crash occurred around 6:15 Sunday evening. The train knocked the SUV far off the road, causing it to flip onto its top.Christian County Rescue Chief Randy Graham told the Kentucky New Era that Loman Owen III was semiconscious inside the vehicle when medical workers reached him. The 42-year-old Hopkinsville man started going into shock when the helicopter arrived. He couldn’t say whether he’d been the driver or a passenger.The three other victims were all thrown from the vehicle. They were 23-year-old Loman Owen IV and 40-year-old Michael Williams – both of Hopkinsville – and 45-year-old Philllip McGregor of Pembroke.___Information from: Kentucky New Era, http://www.kentuckynewera.com
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Federal officials are finalizing details on Ebola screening steps for travelers arriving at US airports, which may be announced in a few days and may resemble the kinds of questions that outbreak countries are asking departing passengers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said today.The risk of another travel-linked Ebola case, such as the one in Texas, can never be reduced to zero until West Africa’s outbreak is extinguished, he said at a media telebriefing today. But he said the CDC and other government agencies are taking a hard look at additional steps, focusing on ones that won’t hamstring the response process underway overseas.The three main outbreak countries have so far screened about 36,000 people departing on airlines, with three fourths of them bound for destinations outside the United States. The CDC has trained airport screeners in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, which have flagged 77 people with fever and 3 people with other symptoms. As far as the CDC knows, none of the people with fever had Ebola, and most had malaria, a common illness in that part the world, Frieden said.”I can assure you we will take additional steps, and the details will be worked out and announced in a few days,” he added.Senator suggests screening stepsUS Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., issued a statement today saying he spoke with Frieden about tougher screening at US airports and is pleased that the CDC is preparing to implement some new steps. Schumer outlined a host of suggestions in an Oct 5 letter to the CDC and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).He said the CDC could train CBP agents to actively screen passengers for fever if their travel originated from a West African outbreak country. Health officials have said fever screening can’t identify all patients infected with Ebola. For example, the Liberian patient in Texas didn’t start having symptoms until 4 days after he arrived in the United States.Schumer also suggested that passengers arriving from the affected countries should fill out a detailed health form to pinpoint any Ebola exposure they had before arriving in the United States. He also urged the CDC and CBP to rigorously screen people working on cargo ships at entry ports, especially since Liberia has the world’s second largest cargo ship fleet. Though experts have said a universal travel ban won’t keep the disease out, he said, temperature checks and screening on US soil could be an acceptable middle ground.Schumer has also urged the Department of Homeland Security to create a searchable database of passengers flying to and from West Africa, directly and indirectly, and share it with the nation’s hospitals, which could help them avoid missing that risk factor, as occurred during the Texas patient’s first visit to the emergency department.Texas patient’s condition still criticalAt today’s media briefing, David Lakey, MD, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), said none of the 48 patients who are being monitored for Ebola in Texas have fevers or other symptoms of the disease. The state is monitoring 10 people who had direct contact with the patient and 38 who were thought to have low-risk contact.Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said today that the man remains in critical condition and is on a ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis. Official said his liver condition declined over the weekend and subsequently improved, but his doctors have said that it could vary in coming days. The hospital added that the main continues to receive the investigational antiviral drug brincidofovir, which he began taking on Oct 4.Spain details contact tracing, probes health worker caseElsewhere, Spanish health officials have said a second test has confirmed an Ebola infection in a health worker who got sick after assisting with the care of a Spanish priest who was flown to a Madrid hospital after he was infected in Sierra Leone. The nurse’s infection, announced yesterday by Spain’s health ministry, is the first local transmission of the disease outside West Africa. The priest died on Sep 25, a few days after he arrived back in Spain.The nurse, a woman, is a “sanitary worker” who entered the sick priest’s room twice, according to media reports yesterday.Three other people have been hospitalized in connection with the sick Spanish health worker, Reuters reported today. They include the woman’s husband and two other people, one of whom is another health worker. A separate Reuters report said the other health worker, who had diarrhea but no fever, has tested negative for Ebola.The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in a statement on the case that most of the woman’s contacts are medical staff, but some are family members. It said two ECDC experts are being deployed to Spain to help investigate how the woman was infected.In a related development, the European Commission has asked Spain’s health ministry to clarify how the health worker was infected, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. Spain’s health ministry is investigating the woman’s infection, according to several media reports.Spain’s government has announced plans to euthanize the woman’s dog, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. At today’s CDC media briefing, Frieden, when questioned about that development, said he’s aware of only one study in the medical literature about dogs and Ebola infection, which found dogs may have antibodies to the virus. He said in rural Africa, Ebola can infect mammals, and is probably spread by bats, which are mammals. Lakey said no potentially infected dogs have been identified in connection with the Texas case.Other developmentsThe World Health Organization (WHO) today said it is pulling together a 14-member expert group for informal consultation on the science to guide its Ebola outbreak response. It said the team will review the current science and information emerging from the outbreak countries. The WHO said it may use the expert observations to consider any changes in control steps immediately or after better data are available or to help gather data needed to guide decision making. The group’s first meeting will take place by teleconference, with subsequent meetings depending on the WHO’s needs. Peter Piot, MD, PhD, a London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine researcher who helped identify the Ebola virus in 1976, will lead the first meeting.An assessment of health infrastructure and emergency preparedness in four of Liberia’s remote southeastern counties in mid August before any Ebola cases had been detected found only three physicians to cover all four counties, with physicians and some nursing staff having abandoned their posts and others still working, though they had not been paid in 3 months, according to an article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Hand washing stations were scarce, with some consisting of just a bamboo stem filled with water. Though the counties had Ebola task forces, limited resources and communications problems hampered community mobilization efforts. The team identified one suspected Ebola death and a confirmed death that involved the area’s first instance of secondary transmission. The group said more Ebola cases have since been detected in the area and Ebola preparedness has improved, with task forces meeting and an incident command system in place. But they emphasized that the counties urgently need equipment and staff to do contact tracing, case management, and other tasks.In an effort to speed the development of safe and comfortable personal protective equipment (PPE) and other tools to help healthcare providers in West Africa battle Ebola, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a technology competition to fund and test innovations in infection control and a Web portal to help incubate new ideas about how to deliver care and stop the disease. USAID first announced the PPE challenge at a global health security summit in Washington, DC, on Sep 26.Though there are no regulations or recommendations about donations of blood and other human substances by people in the European Union who have recovered from Ebola infections, been exposed to the virus, or have traveled in outbreak regions, asymptomatic travelers should be barred from donating blood or other substances for 2 months after leaving outbreak areas, the ECDC said yesterday in a risk assessment. However, if organ transplantation is urgently needed, the period can be reduced to 1 month if the donor tests negative for Ebola. Contacts should be excluded from donating blood and other substances for 2 months beginning at the start of the monitoring period, and those who have recovered should not donate for 12 months, in line with guidance for viral hemorrhagic fevers. Also, the ECDC said living and deceased people who recovered from Ebola should have tested negative for Ebola in donation situations. The agency noted that its recommendations don’t apply to blood collected from convalescent patients for use in treating Ebola infection.See also:Oct 7 Sen Schumer press releaseOct 7 Texas Health Resource statementOct 7 Reuters report on Ebola testing of second Spanish health workerOct 7 AFP storyOct 7 ECDC statementOct 7 AP storyOct 7 WHO statementOct 7 MMWR reportUSAID Ebola Grand Challenge Web portalOct 6 ECDC technical report on Ebola transmission risk and donated blood and other substances
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInIcy stretches are expected to form overnight leading to difficult driving conditions on untreated roads and slippery conditions on pavements.In addition, wintry showers will affect parts of western Scotland and Northern Ireland with up to 2 cm possible over higher ground.A colder airmass will follow Sunday’s depression across Northern Ireland and much of Scotland during the night and Monday morning. This will bring frequent showers of rain, sleet and snow, especially to western areas exposed to the strong westerly wind. Icy stretches are expected to form on untreated surfaces and also where showers wash off previously applied treatment.In addition to icy patches up to 2 cm of snow may accumulate in places above 100 m.
Hashimoto scores twice for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMERRILL — Nina Hashimoto scored two goals in the first half, and Marshfield made them hold up as it defeated Merrill 2-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer game Thursday.Hashimoto, a freshman, scored her first two varsity goals at the 19:20 and 41:19 marks.Wendy Rodriguez saved all seven shots in goal for the Tigers (2-5-1, 1-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference).“This was a nice win and one we needed,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “We have been close, but tonight we put it together. We dodged a few great opportunities as Merrill players had point blank shots only to be denied by Wendy.“The entire team played well, but tonight Emily Critelli stepped up her game and showed why she has been an all-conference player.”Marshfield was scheduled to play Tomah at home Friday, but the game was canceled. The Tigers will host D.C. Everest in a WVC game Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Griese Park.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 2, Bluejays 0Marshfield 2 0 – 2Merrill 0 0 – 0First half: 1. MAR, Nina Hashimoto (Maureen Cassidy), 19:20; 2. MAR, Hashimoto, 41:19.Total shots: Marshfield 16; Merrill 9.Shots on goal: Marshfield 11; Merrill 7.Saves: MAR, Wendy Rodriguez 7; MER, Marla Lane 9.Records: Marshfield 2-5-1, 1-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Merrill 1-6-1, 0-3-1 WVC.
MLS Minnesota United 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and more Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 01:40 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ron Chenoy MLS Minnesota United FC Following a rough debut season, the Loons will look for improvement in their sophomore MLS campaign It could have been worse. That seems to be the general sentiment surrounding Minnesota United’s expansion season of 2017. The Loons looked to be on their way to a historically awful campaign in the early going, but managed to turn things around enough to achieve, well, just a bad season. The honeymoon period has ended in Minnesota, though, and the Loons will be expected to improve in 2018, particularly given the extraordinary success of their expansion brethren Atlanta United. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Heading into the 2018 season Minnesota has changed very little on its roster, though, so new players will need to be brought in or existing players will have to improve to avoid a repeat of 2017. How did Minnesota perform in 2017?2017 finish: Ninth place in the Western Conference (10-18-6), missed the playoffs.The Loons conceded a remarkable 24 goals in their first seven games, leading to fears they could set a whole slew of unwanted records in their expansion season. Adrian Heath’s side did manage to turn things around with some lineup and roster adjustments as the season went on, but it was still far from a strong opening campaign.Minnesota’s key offseason lossesMinnesota lost few significant pieces from its 2017 roster, with Johan Venegas being the biggest contributor to depart. The Costa Rica international joined Saprissa on loan after scoring two goals and adding five assists in a so-so 2017 season. Aside from Venegas, no Loons player with more than seven starts in 2017 has left the team. A few of the sporadic contributors departing include Jermaine Taylor, Ismaila Jome, Joseph Greenspan, Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas, all of whom saw their options declined. Minnesota’s key offseason additionsJust like the previous section, this is an area lacking in significant names. MLS veteran Tyrone Mears will add defensive depth and midfielder Harrison Heath, the coach’s son, could be given a chance to impress after making just seven appearances in three MLS seasons so far. Frantz Pangop, an attacking midfielder, and defender Bertrand Owundi Eko’o, arrive from Cameroon as relative unknowns.Luiz Fernando arrives on loan from Fluminense, and the 22-year-old defensive midfielder should compete for minutes.Perhaps the most significant addition so far is goalkeeper Matt Lampson, who arrived via a trade from Chicago and should push Bobby Shuttleworth for the starting position.Full Minnesota roster entering 2018 seasonGoalkeepers: Alex Kapp, Matt Lampson, Bobby ShuttleworthDefenders: Michael Boxall, Marc Burch, Francisco Calvo, Vadim Demidov, Brent Kallman, Carter Manley, Tyrone Mears, Wyatt Omsberg, Bertrand Owundi Eko’o, Jerome ThiessonMidfielders: Ibson, Sam Cronin, Ethan Finlay, Xavier Gomez, Harrison Heath, Miguel Ibarra, Jose Leiton, Collin Martin, Kevin Molino, Sam Nicholson, Frantz Pangop, Rasmus Schuller, Collen WarnerForwards: Abu Danladi, Mason Toye, Christian RamirezMinnesota’s projected starting lineupLampson and Shuttleworth appear to be evenly matched in the competition for the No. 1 goalkeeping spot, and both should have a chance to stake a claim for the starting position. The Loons’ back line struggled mightily last season, but Boxall established himself as the preferred partner for Calvo in the center of defense following his midseason arrival. Rookie Omsberg and new signing Owundi Eko’o could also push for minutes at center back. Nicholson and Finlay will begin the season as starters out wide, but Ibarra and Ibson should also be in the mix for playing time. Ibson could also move into the center should Adrian Heath opt for a more attacking option instead of the central midfield pairing of Warner and Cronin. New signing Luiz Fernando should also push Warner and Cronin for playing time. Ramirez is the undisputed top striker option, but Danladi’s promising rookie season means he’ll get plenty of looks in 2018, either playing alongside Ramirez in a two-striker system or as the top attacking option off the bench. Minnesota’s national TV coverageSeattle Sounders vs. Minnesota United – Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNSporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United – Sunday, June 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1
Transfers Lozano, De Ligt and 15 summer transfer targets in Eredivisie Peter McVitie 21:01 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Eredivisie Heerenveen VVV Ajax Groningen ADO Den Haag Sparta Rotterdam AZ Utrecht Heracles Roda JC PSV Excelsior Feyenoord NAC Breda Willem II PEC Zwolle Vitesse Twente The Eredivisie remains a fruitful hunting ground for Europe’s top leagues and has many possible targets for clubs looking to strengthen this summer Netherlands’ inability to compete with the top guns of European football at club and international level may prevent their best players from showing off their talents on the big stage, but the Eredivisie still has a solid reputation for producing bright young stars.The likes of Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord are always supplying the continent’s richer leagues with players looking to test themselves at a higher level after a successful time in the Dutch top flight and this year there is another group of stars from across the league ready for a step to another division.Here, Goal takes a look at some of those options.
Mesut Özil Ozil reaches Arsenal century as he delivers for Wenger in Milan Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 03:19 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Mesut Özil Arsenal Milan v Arsenal Milan UEFA Europa League Premier League Stats Having provided the assist for Aaron Ramsey during a crunch Europa League clash, the World Cup winner has now been involved in 100 Gunners goals Mesut Ozil has become an Arsenal centurion, with the World Cup winner having now been involved in 100 Gunners goals.The Germany international has reached that mark in 189 appearances, having moved to Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid in 2013.Arsene Wenger invested £42.5 million worth of faith in Ozil’s creative instincts and has been rewarded by his contribution across multiple competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 29-year-old has struggled for consistency at times, but his value to the Arsenal cause has rarely been questioned.He is one of few world-class talents in the Gunners squad and is looked upon to provide inspiration when it matters most.Ozil stepped up to that plate in a crunch Europa League last-16 encounter with AC Milan which had been billed as a make-or-break fixture for under-fire boss Wenger .Arsenal needed a result at the San Siro and their cause was aided considerably by a man who recently committed to a lucrative new contract .Having already teed up Henrikh Mkhitaryan to open the scoring against Milan, Ozil then repeated the trick in first-half stoppage-time as Aaron Ramsey doubled the away side’s advantage.That assist saw him reach a notable landmark, with a hand having been played in 100 goals.100 – Mesut Özil has now been directly involved in 100 goals in all competitions for Arsenal (37 goals and 63 assists). Maestro. pic.twitter.com/ZMHETXBVWi — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 8, 2018 Arsenal will be hoping there are many more goals and assists to come from Ozil.Whether his efforts are enough to keep Wenger in a job is, however, open to question.The long-serving Frenchman has fallen under mounting pressure in north London, with Europa League success offering a final route to silverware and a return to a Champions League stage.