Corrections staff recognised Australia-wide

first_imgCorrections staff recognised Australia-wide More than 25,000 frontline correctional officers across Australia – including 10,000 correctional staff in NSW – will be celebrated today for their work in rehabilitating offenders and keeping the community safe. Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections Anthony Roberts said National Corrections Day was an opportunity to applaud the vital work of correctional officers.“Today we acknowledge the exceptional efforts of Corrective Services NSW staff in keeping our prisons and communities safe and secure,” Mr Roberts said.“CSNSW staff not only manage offenders in custody and the community, they also work together with other government and non-government agencies to ensure people are given the skills and support to stop their offending behaviour.”CSNSW Commissioner Peter Severin applauded the efforts of staff across the organisation, who face a tough and often dangerous job each day.“I’m very proud of our staff, who are world’s best, and today gives us an opportunity to publicly recognise their efforts,” Mr Severin said.“Workplace culture plays a significant role in staff morale, mental health and offender rehabilitation, so National Corrections Day is also vital in helping build positive and supportive workplaces, which encourage staff to do their best.”The 2021 National Corrections Day theme is Working together to reduce reoffending, focusing on the ways our staff assist offenders through programs, education and positive interactions.CSNSW includes about 5,000 custodial officers, 1,800 Community Corrections staff, 750 industries workers, 720 psychologists and programs officers and 1,170 Security and Intelligence staff.Corrections Day was established by Corrective Services NSW in 2017 before it was adopted nationally and by New Zealand in 2018. /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:Australia, Commissioner, community, corrections, culture, custody, Department of Communities and Justice, education, Government, intelligence, mental, mental health, Minister, New Zealand, NSW, security, terrorismlast_img read more

Rutland Regional named a ‘Best Regional Hospital’ by U.S. News

first_imgRutland Regional Medical Center,Vermont Business Magazine U.S. News & World Report has named Rutland Regional Medical Center a “Best Regional Hospital” for 2017-2018.  Out of 4500 hospitals evaluated nationwide, only 545 achieved “Best Regional Hospital” status, and Rutland Regional was the only “Best Regional” in the state of Vermont. Additionally, Rutland Regional was the only hospital in the state to achieve “high performing” status in four procedures and conditions which include: Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement.“This is quite an achievement,” said Tom Huebner, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “There are a couple of reasons this is particularly satisfying. First, to be recognized “Best Regional Hospital” among the thirteen stellar institutions in Vermont, means we have hit some high marks. Secondly, the criteria used focuses on positive outcomes for patients so this recognition further underscores our commitment to our patients and their wellbeing.”Over the past two years alone, Rutland Regional Medical Center has received 17 national awards and various recognitions(link is external) that support their commitment to being the best community healthcare system in New England. The annual Best Hospitals(link is external) rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.“For nearly three decades, we strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”The rankings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/vt/rutland-regional-medical-center-6130210(link is external).About Rutland Regional Medical CenterRutland Regional Medical Center founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest health care facility in Vermont with a medical staff of 256 physicians trained in 37 specialty areas. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond. Rutland Regional was honored as the “Best Regional Hospital” by U.S. News and World Report for 2017-2018, recognized as “high performing” in four procedures and conditions -Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement. Recently recognized in US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, Rutland Regional was the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. In 2016 and 2017, Rutland Regional Medical Center was the recipient of Healthcare’s Most Wired® award for the exceptional way the hospital uses technology to build patient engagement, specifically in how the patient is afforded electronic access to their care team. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group in the fall 2016 and spring of 2017 Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety in 2015. Rutland Women’s Healthcare, a Department of Rutland Regional Medical Center was recently awarded a Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health Program certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Rutland Women’s Healthcare is among the first ob-gyn offices in the country to be certified. Source: Rutland Regional 8.8.2017last_img read more

CARICOM SG lauds pace of recovery in Dominica

first_img Aug 27, 2020 CARICOM congratulates Dominica on ‘impressive strides’ since IndependenceThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to Dominica as the country observes its 41st Anniversary of Independence on 3 November 2019. “The strides that Dominica has made since that landmark day in 1978 have been impressive,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in his congratulatory message to Dominica’s Prime…November 2, 2019In “CARICOM”Looking back on the nightmare called MariaToday, we take a look back at the Category Five hurricane, Maria, that roared through Dominica on the night of 18 September, one year ago.   For hours from about 9:00 pm on 18 September, 2017, the winds, ripping through at more than 160 miles per hour, lashed the island…September 18, 2018In “CARICOM”Congrats, Dominica!Dominica’s growth and development over the past 36 years have been due, in no small measure, to the resilience and determination of its government and people.  The theme of this year’s celebration `Our Nation Our Responsibilities’ is no doubt reflective of past experience.  It is also a cogent reminder of what…November 4, 2014In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 9, 2020 (CARICOM Secretariat) As Dominica celebrates its 40th Anniversary as an independent nation on 3 November, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the level and speed of recovery in the country, one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria. In a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, the Secretary-General said the pace of recovery in the Nature Isle attests to his leadership and the resilience of the people of Dominica. The theme of this year’s celebration, ‘My love, My home, My Dominica – Building a Resilient Nation,’ “is no doubt reflective of “his vision and the unwavering commitment of the people of Dominica to ensure the sustainable development of their country,” the message said. Sep 28, 2020 Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July… OAS-Chile Partnership Programme Announces Full Scholarships… Jun 26, 2020 You may be interested in… “The commitment and drive in working towards the development of a climate resilient nation is supported and shared throughout the Community.  It is those characteristics which will ensure the country’s further progress as it builds on its achievements over the past 40 years in the economic, social, cultural and academic spheres, among others,” Secretary-General LaRocque told Dominica’s Prime Minister as he wished him and the people of the country continued prosperity. The full text of the Message reads as follows: Honourable Prime Minister:“It is my distinct pleasure on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and on my own behalf to extend to you and to the Government and People of the Commonwealth of Dominica, heartfelt congratulations on the celebration of Dominica’s Fortieth Anniversary as an independent nation.The theme of this year’s celebration “My love, My home, My Dominica – Building a Resilient Nation” is no doubt reflective of your vision and the unwavering commitment of the people of Dominica to ensure the sustainable development of their country. The level and speed of recovery in Dominica only one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria, which caused significant loss of life and damage to the country’s infrastructure and private property, is tangible proof of your leadership and the fact that Dominicans are resilient people.  The commitment and drive in working towards the development of a climate resilient nation is supported and shared throughout the Community. It is those characteristics which will ensure the country’s further progress as it builds on its achievements over the past 40 years in the economic, social, cultural and academic spheres, among others. Honourable Prime Minister, let me take this opportunity to extend to you and to the people of Dominica best wishes for the continued development and prosperity of your country as it proudly celebrates Forty Years of Independence.” CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 World Bank Provides US$8M to Strengthen Agriculture and Food… last_img

PPG CFO Hernandez Recognized as One of America’s Best

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement PITTSBURGH — PPG Industries’ Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) William Hernandez has been recognized as one of “America’s Best CFOs” by Institutional Investor magazine. This is the fourth time since 2005 Hernandez has been recognized with this distinction. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The “America’s Best CFO” rankings from Institutional Investor identify the top finance directors in the country based on the results of an exclusive survey. Nearly 650 investment professionals at more than 350 of the world’s most influential money management firms provided survey responses, according to the magazine. “PPG benefits from a reputation for strong management of financial fundamentals resulting in overall financial strength, and Bill has played a significant role in earning this recognition,” said Charles Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO. “We have been very fortunate to have a person of Bill’s caliber fill this key role during a period of dramatic changes in our company and in the global economy. Others’ recognition of Bill’s leadership is a strong testimony to his legacy at PPG.” PPG announced in May that Hernandez planned to retire, and on Sept. 1, PPG announced that he will continue as PPG’s CFO until Oct. 15, when he will be succeeded by Robert Dellinger, who is currently PPG senior vice president, finance, and CFO designate. Hernandez joined PPG as controller in 1990 and was named vice president and controller in 1994. He was elected to his current position in 1995. Prior to joining PPG, Hernandez was CFO at BorgWarner Automotive. He serves on the board of directors of Eastman Kodak and also has provided leadership for numerous professional and civic organizations.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

Russian lottery distributor Stoloto partners for EPICENTER tournament

first_imgStoloto, Russia’s largest lottery distributor, has announced a partnership with tournament organiser Epic Esports Events for the upcoming $300,000 (£228,066) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament EPICENTER held in Moscow at the end of the month.As part of the activation, attendees will have the ability to win over 100 prizes live at EPICENTER. Fans that also purchase a Stoloto lottery ticket will have the chance to win a trip to an international CS:GO tournament in Europe, no word on which one exactly. Stoloto is under S8 Capital Holding and while it’s not necessarily gearing this activation towards esports betting, it is looking to “gamify” lotteries in Russia and appeal to a younger audience. Albert Usmanov, Head of Digital Market for S8 Capital said: “In the next 2-3 years we are planning to ‘reboot’ the perception of lotteries as entertainment for older generations and to show that they can be a source of drive and enjoyment for young people as well.”Varvara Basanovich, Head of Operational Marketing at Stoloto said: “The young audience does not deem the current structure and gameplay of lotteries modern. We consider changing the format to make lotteries more appealing to the youth. One of the aspects we are focused on is gamification of our lotteries.”Citymobil was also announced as a service partner for EPICENTER just last month and holds other sponsorships with Monster Energy, ASUS Republic of Gamers, and Russian mobile carrier Yota. Esports Insider: It’s a little surprising that a lottery distributor wouldn’t aim towards esports betting for a tournament partnership, but it’s also a little refreshing, in a sense. The non-endemic partnership is hoping to bring a younger audience into betting by way of the lottery and what better way to do that than with a CS:GO tournament partnership?Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

US to bar Americans from traveling to North Korea

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Americans will soon be barred from traveling to North Korea, according to two tour groups who have operated in the country and one U.S. administration official.Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours — the group that organized Otto Warmbier’s trip — both said that they were contacted and told the U.S. government will invalidate the passport of any U.S. citizen traveling starting 30 days after July 27.Koryo Tours general manager Simon Cockerell told ABC News that the Swedish embassy in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the U.S.’s diplomatic liaison in the country, informed his company of the decision.A Trump administration official later confirmed the change.It’s unclear what this will mean for the handful of U.S. citizens living in North Korea, including the 40 or so Americans teaching at North Korea’s only private university, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Two Americans still held by North Korea were teaching there.In past years, somewhere between 800 and 1,250 Americans visit North Korea each year, although that number has declined sharply this year following the recent death of Warmbier.Warmbier was a 21-year-old University of Virginia student who was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 while visiting the country as part of a tour group, held captive by the regime for a year and a half and at some point fell into a coma. He was evacuated and died on June 19 of this year, days after returning home.The circumstances of how he fell into a coma are shrouded in darkness, but his case has provoked outrage and concern about other Americans’ safety.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more