Iowa Making Strong Push For Top Kicker Quinn Nordin With Personalized Letters, Most Wanted Posters

first_imgIowa sends letters to kicker Quinn Nordin.Class of 2016 kicker Quinn Nordin supposedly has his collegiate decision down to either Penn State or Iowa – at least that’s what he told the guys over at Black Shoe Diaries last week. It looks like the Hawkeyes are making a hard push to land his services.Saturday, Nordin tweeted a photo of all of the mail he received from the Hawkeyes this week. It includes numerous hand-written letters (one by head coach Kirk Ferentz) and a “Most Wanted” poster with his photo and attributes. Just opened the mailbox #HawkeyeNation #MuchLove— Quinn Nordin (@QuinnNordin) February 21, 2015It’ll be interesting to see where Nordin winds up.last_img read more

BC opens trade and investment office in Seattle as part of 800K

first_imgSEATTLE – The B.C. government says it has opened a Trade and Investment office in Seattle geared at expanding the province’s trade network in the U.S. and attracting investment into British Columbia.B.C.’s Deputy Jobs Minister Fazil Mihlar announced the opening at the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Seattle Tuesday evening, saying Troy DeFrank, former trade commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, was appointed as the office’s director.A ministry spokeswoman said the office is already open and the government has invested $800,000 into it and a similar office in Silicon Valley, scheduled to open this fall.The ministry said in a statement that the Seattle office will help connect B.C. companies with venture capitalists, skilled tech workers and strategic partners.Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston said in a statement that the office will “deepen the tech talent pool to mutually benefit companies on either side of the border.”The province already has trade and investment representatives around the world in Japan, South Korea, India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Europe and the U.S.last_img read more

Road Safety Message from the Minister of Transport and Local Government

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 18, 2017 – Nassau – As we prepare to celebrate this very special season, let’s take time to reflect on the importance of the celebration.   It’s a time of joy and peace…a time of thanksgiving, but more importantly a time for family.During 2017, we are continuing to have too many deaths on our streets and persons injured due to unnecessary traffic accidents.  Between December 1st and 3rd the country experienced 6 road facilities; one in Grand Bahama, two in Abaco and three in New Providence.   We must continue to work hard in 2018 to ensure that instances of death and injury are greatly reduced, by ensuring that we as drivers and pedestrians engage in responsible, life-saving behavior.As we all know, many unlawful and dangerous habits impede our vision and ability to respond properly while driving, resulting in fatal or very serious vehicle accidents.   We all know of some friend, relative, or an acquaintance who have become a victim of an unnecessary tragedy.  We at the Ministry of Transport and Local Government have too often been forced to comfort the families of the victims whose lives have been cut short, or who suffer life altering disabilities.As we approach this festive season, many of us will be inclined to rush about buying gifts, and may not engage in proper driving or walking habits.  Many of us will also participate in some form of celebration involving alcohol, and I appeal to all such persons to consume responsibly, and to always ensure that when driving, that there is a designated driver for each event, that is someone who has not consumed any alcohol.   It is also important to observe the following key road safety tips in order to fully enjoy this festive season safely:Keep your eyes on the road…When you are driving, you should be doing just that and nothing else, no eating or drinking or engaging in other distracting behavior.Buckle up and use Child Restraint Seats as required by Law.Obey the rules of the road, especially the speed limits and traffic lights.Never use your cell phone while driving.Drive defensively and ignore aggressive drivers.Pedestrians should always use sidewalks and pedestrian crossings, be alert, and wear bright clothing at night.Cyclists should take streets that are not busy and wear appropriate gear to be easily recognized during the night.Motorcyclists should always wear helmets and should not engage in inappropriate behaviors such as prancing bikes and swaying in and out of traffic.Public Service drivers, especially Jitney drivers, must use only designated bus stops, keep left at all times and should not engage in racing to gain advantage over another driver, for the sake of getting to the passenger first.In addition, when you observe someone breaking the rules of the road, report such persons to the Police or to the Road Traffic Department. It is important that we all do our part to contribute to a safe driving environment.On behalf of the staff of the Ministry of Transport and Local Government and particularly the Road Traffic Department, I wish you all a blessed and safe Holiday Season, and I encourage all to drive to arrive alive in 2018, and throughout the New Year. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Hon. Frankie CampbellMinister of Transport and Local GovernmentNassau, The BahamasDecember 14, 2017center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Ombudsman Releases Report On Investigation Of API

first_imgBetween January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018, the Ombudsman received 42 complaints specifically about API. Nearly one-third of those complaints alleged maltreatment or neglect of patients. In December 2017, the Ombudsman received a complaint that a member of API staff had assaulted a patient. On June 20, 2018, the Ombudsman received a series of allegations about the way API staff were treating patients. Ombudsman Burkhart. “We found evidence of many encounters where staff responded to patients in crisis using best practices, kindness, and creative problem solving. However, the fear and trauma experienced by API staff contributes to the environment in which they make decisions about when and how to restrain or seclude patients.” State Ombudsman Kate Burkhart concluded the investigation into three allegations related to patient safety and use of seclusion and restraint at API. According to documents provided by the state, the Ombudsman found all three allegations are justified. The investigation focused on the allegations of harm to patients, but the Ombudsman also recognized the violence directed toward API staff by patients as an “equally serious problem that must be addressed.” In February, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum made the announcement that he had invoked his authority under state law to immediately assume management of API in response to the ongoing investigations. If Wellpath is successful in the first phase,  by preparing the hospital to return to its full capacity by June 30, 2019, the company will assume full responsibility of API after July 1. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Ombudsman’s released the details of the investigation into allegations related to patient safety and seclusion and restraint at Alaska Psychiatric Institute. In the announcement it stated that Wellpath will “provide administrative leadership” over the facility. All API staff will remain in their positions as State of Alaska employees. Gavin Carmichael will continue as API’s acting chief executive officer. As part of assuming authority over API, Commissioner Crum has chosen to contract with Wellpath Recovery Solutions, a Nashville, Tenn. based company.last_img read more