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English pupils improve at maths in latest Pisa tests

first_img English pupils improve at maths in latest Pisa tests Pupils in England have shown a considerable improvement in mathematics, according to the latest Pisa test data released today. “Corbyn’s Labour will inflict the chaos of two referendums distracting them from focusing on improving our education system. A Conservative majority government will get Brexit done and invest £14 billion in our schools over the next three years, so that every child is given the best start in life.” Read more: Who will save our education system? Leave it to the entrepreneurs On average, pupils in England were found to be “less satisfied with their lives than pupils across the OECD countries.” A new report from the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) shows that 15-year-old pupils in England performed significantly better in maths in 2018 than in 2015. By contrast, mean scores in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland were much closer to the OECD average for the two subjects. Pisa tests are set by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as a way to compare teenagers’ basic skills across the world. Education secretary Gavin Williamson said “more rigorous” primary school assessments meant more pupils were studying core academic subjects at GCSE. A higher proportion of students performed at the highest Pisa proficiency levels for maths, whilst a lower proportion worked at the lowest levels. “The PISA results are encouraging – particularly in maths – and provide yet more proof that the Conservative’s education reforms are working,” he said. Share But they have made no improvement in those two subjects for the last 13 years, according to the influential international study. In addition, the research shows that the proportion of pupils who succeed academically despite their socioeconomic background – those deemed “academically resilient”, was larger in England than OECD countries on average. The report also singles out the decline in Scotland’s maths and science performance for particular attention, saying its scores have declined “significantly” since 2006. The analysis found that headteachers in Scotland reported more problems with pupil truancy and teacher absenteeism than those in the rest of the UK, which may have contributed to the fall in standards. National Foundation for Educational Research chief executive Carole Willis said: “Pupils in England have continued to perform well in reading and science and have made significant improvement in maths. What requires further analysis and consideration is pupils’ perception of their wellbeing. “While most pupils were happy, pupils in England were more likely to have negative feelings than pupils across the OECD countries, which raises questions which need further investigation.” whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Scores in England were also significantly higher than in the rest of the UK in science and maths, with scores of 507 and 504 considerably above the OECD average of 489. “Whoever forms the next Government, they must focus on getting employers even more engaged in education and help underperforming areas level up across the country.” “UK firms rightly want a world-class education system focusing on young people’s academic ability, as well as developing their character and emotional intelligence. Companies will therefore be concerned that the UK is below average on student’s life satisfaction scores. John Cope, head of education and skills policy at the CBI, said: “This year’s results confirm the UK is outperforming the PISA average, but there are some clear areas where improvement must happen.  Young people’s ability and potential is evenly spread across the country, yet opportunity for them to succeed is not. 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UK airline bosses warn PM against making all arrivals do hotel quarantine

first_imgThe Prime Minister has recently indicated a move to tighten entry requirements into the UK to help to the spread of new Covid-19 variant, although the official announcement has been delayed several times. “What is clear is the dramatic impact that restrictions – both current and should hotel quarantine be introduced – will continue to have both on UK airlines, and the wider UK economy”. The letter to Johnson also pushes for sector-specific financial support to see it through the pandemic. UK airline bosses warn PM against making all arrivals subject to hotel quarantine The bosses of British Airways, Easyjet, Virgin Atlantic, Jet2 and others have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to warn him off a blanket policy forcing all UK arrivals into hotel quarantine. “We have seen no compelling scientific evidence that introducing a policy potentially of blanket quarantine in hotels, is necessary in addition to measures only recently introduced. Tuesday 26 January 2021 9:27 pm The signatories of the letter compiled by aviation lobby group Airlines UK includes Easyjet CEO Johan Lundgren, Sean Doyle who runs BA, Virgin Atlantic boss Shai Weiss and Steve Heapy from Jet2.com. “With the latest lockdown, travel ban and now prospect of hotel quarantine, the time has now come for a bespoke support package that can get UK airlines through this crisis, and a roadmap out of these restrictions that draws upon the tools available now to us, including testing, working in concert with vaccine rollout at home and internationally”. whatsapp Also Read: UK airline bosses warn PM against making all arrivals subject to hotel quarantine More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Also Read: UK airline bosses warn PM against making all arrivals subject to hotel quarantine Aviation and travel has been one of the hardest-hit industries due to the pandemic. Share whatsapp Josh Martin Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBuzzdaily Winners3 Steps To Tell A Slot is Close To Hitting The JackpotBuzzdaily WinnersUndoBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoMoney PopThe Most Overpriced Vehicles On the Market Right NowMoney PopUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoQuizscape8 Out Of 10 Men Fails This Car Engine Quiz. Can You Pass It?QuizscapeUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunUndo Show Comments ▼ Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

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Nicolas Sartini to stay at CMA CGM Group, as EVP ports and terminals

first_img By Alex Lennane 29/01/2020 As indicated by market sources, Nicolas Sartini (pictured) is to remain within the CMA CGM group – as executive vice president, ports and terminals. He starts his new role in March.It was announced this month that Mr Sartini, who has been chief executive of Ceva Logistics for the past six months, would be leaving the post, to be replaced by Mathieu Friedberg, as part of the company’s second “phase of development”.Mr Sartini has long been a CMA CGM trusted lieutenant, and sources recently said it was inconceivable that he would leave the group.Meanwhile, Lars Kastrup, who took over from Mr Sartini as chief of APL, is leaving CMA CGM Group. He joined the shipping line in 2007, and was due to leave last August, but stayed to help the group undergo changes.You can read more about management changes at the group on Premium, here. Nicolas Sartini last_img read more

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News / Lines using cheaper Cape of Good Hope route will cost Suez Canal $10m

first_imgID 144175405 © Byvalet | Dreamstime.com By Gavin van Marle 06/05/2020 The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is set to lose over $10m in revenue from container lines routing vessels via the Cape of Good Hope rather than its waterway.According to new Alphaliner research, “the number of containerships that have opted to use the Cape route and bypass the Suez Canal has risen to a historic peace-time high,” including at least 20 sailings on the Asia-Europe, Europe-Asia and North America east coast-Asia trades.“A unique combination of a container tonnage surplus and rock-bottom bunker prices has increasingly prompted ocean carriers to avoid the canal – and thus its fees,” the analyst noted today.“Rather unusually, even three westbound Asia-Europe headhaul sailings have opted for the Cape route, all operated by CMA CGM.“Carriers very rarely choose this longer route for the time-sensitive headhaul, but the low bunker price and lack of demand in European markets, hit by the Covid-19 lockdowns, have suddenly made such moves viable,” it added.As well as the three Ocean Alliance westbound sailings – two on the FAL3 service and one on the FAL1 – Alphaliner tracked nine Europe-Asia and eight North America east coast-Asia backhaul sailings avoiding Suez with vessels operated by Evergreen, MSC, ONE and Cosco.Suez Canal charges vary according to the size of the vessel, its routeing, the number of containers carried and the proportion of laden boxes, but as a rule of thumb, a fully laden 20,000 teu container vessel on a headhaul Asia-Europe sailing could expect to pay around $700,000 in transit fees.The distance difference between the two routes is around 3,500km on Singapore-Rotterdam sailing.In response to the moves, the SAC has announced cuts in transit fees, varying from around 17% for ships involved in European trades, to 60%-75% for vessels returning to Asia from the east coast of North America.last_img read more

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Liberals’ pledge to change income tax rates passes through House

first_img Deficit could hit $400B, according to fall economic statement The Liberals faced accusations of broken election vows Wednesday as their centrepiece pledge to raise taxes on the biggest income earners, while cutting them in a lower bracket, passed the House of Commons. MPs voted 230-95 in favour of a motion to enact a package of tax changes that will, in fact, starve the treasury of a net $1.2 billion in each of the next five years. Tax time might look a little different this year for Covid benefit recipients Keywords Income taxes Facebook LinkedIn Twitter This comes after the Liberals told voters the headline change in that package — the income tax cuts and increases — would be revenue-neutral. Earlier this week, the government acknowledged the $1.2-billion shortfall. The announcement followed the party’s recent moves to back down from another campaign pledge: capping Ottawa’s annual budgetary deficits at $10 billion in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau only added to the doubt Wednesday that the government would be able to keep those shortfalls from slipping deeper than $10 billion, particularly in a hobbled economy. “We always targeted modest deficits, we had hoped it would be around $10 billion — we will see if we will be able to hold at that level,” Trudeau told reporters after the tax motion passed. During the campaign, Trudeau vowed to respect the $10-billion upper limit for deficits unless the economic situation got “radically worse.” On Wednesday, he expressed concern for the state of the economy and called the oil-price and revenue forecasts in the previous government’s April budget “wildly optimistic.” “And things have gotten significantly worse from those rosy projections, even assuming those rosy projections were anchored in reality,” Trudeau said. The Liberals have argued their tax-bracket tweaks will help the country’s weakened economy, because middle earners are likely to spend what they save on income taxes. Starting Jan. 1, the income-tax rate will drop to 20.5%, from 22% for taxable earnings between $45,282 and $90,563. The rate on all income earned beyond $200,000 will rise to 33%, from 29%. About 319,000 Canadians will reach the upper tax level. An evaluation by the Finance Department, however, found the projected revenues the Liberals expected to generate from their election vow were, in fact, off the mark. The higher tax rate in the new, upper bracket is not expected to bring in as much revenue as anticipated, in part because the biggest earners are expected to make more of an effort to avoid taxes. “Actually, there have always been, throughout the campaign many different economists with very different analyses of how much it was going to cost, how much it was going to bring in,” Trudeau said. The essence of the commitment, he said, remained the same: raise taxes on the wealthiest one per cent, while lowering taxes on the middle bracket. “We know that it’s not just good for middle-class Canadians to get more money in their pockets every paycheque, it’s also good for fighting against the income inequality that continues to be a problem for growth in Canada,” he said. The government has also faced flak over the fact people making $90,563 and higher will receive the largest possible benefit of $679. It’s only once people hit the $217,000 mark that the pinch of the highest tax rate erases the benefit entirely. Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt has accused the government of breaking promises because the tax changes won’t be revenue-neutral and for the $10-billion annual deficit caps. “We now know definitively that this is going to be a structural deficit inherent within,” Raitt told reporters. The opposition New Democrats, who voted in favour of the tax-package motion, have said the tax-rate changes should have been extended to also benefit those who earn less than $45,282. The motion will also cancel the Conservative move to increase limits on tax-free savings accounts to $10,000 from $5,500, also as of Jan. 1. The new Liberal legislation, however, will index the ceilings on the popular accounts to inflation. See: Help clients deal with reduction to TFSA contribution limit Ottawa urged to ban CEO bonuses for companies that received wage subsidy Andy Blatchford Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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UK signs agreement with ICES demonstrating commitment to international marine science collaboration

first_imgUK signs agreement with ICES demonstrating commitment to international marine science collaboration The government has set out its commitment to international marine and fisheries science by signing an agreement which will ensure continued partnership with the International Council of the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).ICES is a network of nearly 6,000 scientists from over 700 marine institutes in 20 member countries. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) came into effect on 1 January and sets out how the UK will work with ICES as an independent coastal State. It outlines how UK scientists will contribute to ICES and the advice ICES will provide to the UK on conservation, protection, the sustainable use of the marine environment and sustainable fisheries.The partnership will assist the UK in meeting its international and domestic commitments to achieving a sustainable marine environment, support vital ecosystems and improve fish stocks which will in turn also benefit our aquaculture and fishing industries.The UK has a long-running history with ICES as a founding member at its inception in 1902, before becoming a formal contracting party during the ICES Convention of 1964. Throughout our historic collaboration with ICES, UK scientists across Cefas, Marine Scotland Science, AFBI and ICES partner nations, have been key contributors to the development of a greater understanding of marine ecosystems and continue to do so to meet our vision of achieving a clean, healthy and sustainable marine environment.Fisheries Minister Victoria Prentis said:Now that we are an independent coastal State, we are moving forward with a strong vision as world leaders in marine and fisheries science. UK scientists are key contributors to ICES, and we will continue to play a leading role.We are committed to achieving a clean and healthy marine environment as well as promoting global efforts to protect and enhance marine ecosystems internationally. We must all work together to ensure our seas and oceans are sustainably managed for future generations.Carl O’Brien CBE, Chief Fisheries Science Adviser at Cefas, said:Science is strengthened through collaboration, and the signing of the MoU provides a basis for continued collaboration between UK scientists across our Devolved Administrations and our peers in ICES with its 20 member nations; embracing the rest of Europe and more widely. We will continue to work together to research and understand the challenges our oceans face and how we can meet them.The working partnerships between Cefas and other organisations have been developed over more than a century and I look forward to the innovative scientific findings they bring in our efforts towards a sustainable marine environment, for human activity and healthy ecosystems; as well as to the continued sharing of marine data. This information and advice will support the UK in meeting its international and domestic obligations in sustainability.The MoU outlines the advice and information ICES will provide to the UK on conservation, protection, the sustainable use of the marine environment, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, as well as marine data. This information and advice will assist the UK in meeting its international and domestic commitments to achieve a sustainable marine environment, support vital ecosystems and improve fish stocks which will in turn also benefit our aquaculture and fishing industries.ICES will also provide annual advice on fishing opportunities as well as analysis of the status of our marine ecosystems so that we can manage our fisheries in a way that balances the needs of both our fishermen and our vibrant marine life. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, environment, Europe, exploration, Fisheries, future generation, Government, Minister, research, Scientists, Scotland, sustainability, sustainable, UK, UK Government, Victorialast_img read more

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Lockdown at Kent Institution

first_imgLockdown at Kent Institution From: Correctional Service CanadaOn February 3, 2021, at about 8:30 p.m., a partial lockdown was put in place at Kent Institution, a maximum security federal institution, following an inmate assault incident.On February 3, 2021, at about 8:30 p.m., a partial lockdown was put in place at Kent Institution, a maximum security federal institution, following an inmate assault incident.Some areas of the institution have been placed under lockdown following the incident to allow a review of the situation, to assess the risk and to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.The Agassiz detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the institution are presently investigating the incident.Inmates who required medical attention have been taken to hospital /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:assault, Canada, Government, hospital, incident, lockdown, police, Safety, securitylast_img read more

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UK rolling out green carpet for Global Investment Summit

first_imgUK rolling out green carpet for Global Investment Summit The UK Government will roll out the green carpet for some of the world’s most powerful executives and heads of major institutions at a Global Investment Summit (GIS) later this year.Hosted by the Prime Minister and supported by members of the Royal Family, the summit will galvanise foreign investment in the UK’s green industries of the future ahead of COP26 in November.Taking place in October, the one-day meeting is expected to catalyse billions of pounds of investment by attracting hundreds of the world’s leading businesses and investment A-listers to London and Windsor Castle.By showcasing the very best of the UK’s clean technologies and innovative companies, the summit will also drive forward the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for a green recovery, demonstrating how £12 billion of government investment is creating and supporting up to 250,000 highly-skilled green jobs in the UK, and spurring more three times as much private sector investment by 2030.The summit will also underpin why the UK is a global hub for green technology and finance, and make the case for global investment in UK companies, whether it’s in the mass-scale production of electric vehicle batteries in the Midlands and the North of England, or developing the first town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade.International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, said:The UK was one of the first governments in the world to set a net zero target by 2050 and we are still leading the global shift to clean economic growth.From wind turbines in Scotland to hydrogen development in Wales, the Global Investment Summit will be a fantastic opportunity to secure investment deals into the best of British green industry, allowing us to build back better, stronger and greener.We look forward to rolling out the green carpet for some of the world’s leading businesses, helping to drive investment into all corners of the country.Minister for Investment, Gerry Grimstone, said:The UK is one of the best investment destinations in the world and we are thrilled to be hosting a Global Investment Summit that will boost green investment, jobs and growth.Around the world, investors are looking to sustainability, whether that be in technology, real estate and construction, finance, automotive or energy. Individuals and businesses are heightening their interest in industries of the future, and there is no better place to invest than in the UK’s already vibrant clean and green industries.The summit builds on the success of the newly-established UK Office for Investment, which recently secured a landmark agreement between Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company and the UK Government for a £1bn commitment to life sciences.The UK remains one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world and our foreign direct investment (FDI) stock levels reached £1.6 trillion by the end of 2019. Since 2017, FDI into the UK has created 189,710 jobs, including 3,513 in the renewable energy sector.The summit also will help drive further investment into every UK nation and region, reinvigorating our industrial heartlands and complementing the Government’s recently established Trade and Investment Hubs, which will channel the economic benefits of international trade directly into Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the North of England.Earlier this month, government-led research showed exports supported 6.5m jobs across the UK, 74% of which were outside London. The research estimated jobs directly and indirectly supported by exports paid around 7% higher than the national median, with Office for National Statistics estimating that goods exporting businesses are also 21% more productive. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Abu Dhabi, British, electric vehicle, foreign investment, Government, International trade, Ireland, London, Prime Minister, real estate, renewable energy, Scotland, sustainability, UK, UK Government, Windsorlast_img read more

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What Consumer Experience Is Your Winery Providing?

first_imgPinterest ReddIt Email AdvertisementIn most small and large businesses, it is important to the company that the guests are satisfied with the service they receive when they visit and the items they (hopefully) purchase.We all know that the experience should be carefully crafted and orchestrated, though not overly orchestrated. We want guests to take away the impression that they are unique and appreciated.How often are you examining the experience that guests receive? You may have an employee manual that explains in detail what the experience should be, but is it being adhered to in the hospitality center?Before you assess the experience in the hospitality center make a list of how you visualize the process. Or, if you have a manual of service, use that as your guide.Some of the things to look for:Guest comfort and convenience.Is everything easy to find?Is it simple for guests to understand what is expected of them?Are the guests made welcome and being given personal attention?Do the guests have the opportunity to ask questions?Are questions asked of the guests?Does the wine tasting experience include a two-way conversation?General appraisal of wine server’s performance.Are the staff members cheerful and smiling when guests approach?Are they able to create a relationship with most guests in a relatively short amount of time?How are their sales abilities?Are they picking up on buying signs from guests?Have they asked the questions which will allow them to understand what it is guests may be interested in?It is easy to forget some of the small steps that go into providing a great experience for guests. Regular training and keeping track of how people are being treated in all situations keeps everything on track.Connections and relationships are key.A tip of the glass from me to you.E Columnby Elizabeth “E” Slater, In Short Direct MarketingA recognized expert in the fields of direct marketing and sales in the wine marketplace. Slater has taught more wineries and winery associations how to create and improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing programs and to make the most of each customer’s potential than anyone in the wine industry today.Follow E on twitter @esavant and facebook.Advertisement Linkedin Share TAGSE ColumnElizabeth SlaterIn Short Direct Marketing Twitter Facebook Home Wine Business Editorial E Column What Consumer Experience Is Your Winery Providing?Wine Business EditorialE ColumnWhat Consumer Experience Is Your Winery Providing?By Elizabeth Slater – July 10, 2019 293 0 Previous articleDrizly Launches New Custom Report for Retailers Detailing Top-Selling Items They’re Not CarryingNext articleJ. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Unveils New J. Lohr Pure Paso™ Proprietary Red Wine Elizabeth Slaterlast_img read more

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More Trained Nurses to Deal with Kidney Patients

first_imgRelatedMore Trained Nurses to Deal with Kidney Patients More Trained Nurses to Deal with Kidney Patients Health & WellnessMarch 24, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON – The island’s complement of nephrology and operating theatre nurses has been increased, with the addition of 25 nurses in these specialist areas. They have been presented with certificates and awards, after undergoing training for eight months in nephrology and 32 weeks in operating theatre procedures. Addressing the graduation ceremony at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, today  March 24, Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer commended the health professionals on their accomplishment, noting that specialist trained nurses will play a critical role in combating the burden of diseases. He added that nurses are frontline workers who possess a vast knowledge about health and illness. “In an era when we are intently focused on guaranteeing better health outcomes, it is important that we enhance the areas that are directly positioned to facilitate this goal. The need to train, employ and retain our health workers is of critical importance if we are to meet the demands of the shifting landscape,” Mr. Spencer said. The Minister explained that the main aims of the course in nephrology are to provide new knowledge and enhance quality care to patients with renal failure and to develop critical thinking skills in the management of the patient with renal failure, kidney transplantation and on dialysis. “This is a part of our thrust to expand renal dialysis services in the public health sector. Other initiatives include the training of 22 dialysis technicians at the Lionel Town Campus, which was opened in March last year, in partnership with the University of Technology (UTech),” he said. The Minister also informed that the nurses who are trained in nephrology are also accommodated for one week to obtain clinical experience in Cuba. “I am very passionate about this area of health care and the need to strengthen our capacity. It is especially important given the increasing prevalence of the chronic diseases, particularly diabetes, in Jamaica. The 2008 Health and Lifetsyle Survey indicates that over 150,000 Jamaicans in the 15 to 74 age group have diabetes, which major risk factor for kidney disease,” he said. Mr. Spencer pointed out that the infectious disease landscape has changed from predominantly infectious and communicable conditions to chronic non-communicable lifestyle related health problems, adding that the impact of the changes to the disease profile of the country is evident from the patient utilisation data of the public health sector. “Patient utilisation for chronic non-communicable diseases is high at health centres. In 2006, patient visits for hypertension stood at 123,521, an 18.8 per cent increase over the 2002 figure of 103,913. Hospital discharges stood at 2.2 per cent for diabetes; hypertension, 1.6 per cent; heart diseases 0.2 per cent; and stroke 1.6 per cent. There’s a significant burden on the health budget due to chronic non communicable diseases,” he said. The post basic training programmes were facilitated by the Ministry of Health’s In service Education Unit. Advertisements RelatedMore Trained Nurses to Deal with Kidney Patients RelatedMore Trained Nurses to Deal with Kidney Patients By CHRIS PATTERSON, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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