Dutch Navy Frees Iranian Fishing Vessel

first_img Dutch Navy Frees Iranian Fishing Vessel View post tag: Frees View post tag: Naval View post tag: Iranian View post tag: fishing Share this article April 5, 2011 View post tag: Dutch Two Somali pirates were killed in an operation by the Dutch frigate HNLMS Tromp on Saturday morning…(rnw)[mappress]Source: rnw, April 5, 2011; View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Dutch Navy Frees Iranian Fishing Vessel View post tag: vessellast_img read more

Exclusive: Investigation as patient lists of 33 people found dumped on street

first_imgTwo lists containing the names and details of 33 patients at Letterkenny University Hospital were found dumped in Letterkenny in recent weeks, Donegal Daily can reveal.The latest serious breach in patient confidentiality has been confirmed to us by Saolta, the company which governs the hospital.A spokesperson confirmed that two separate patient lists were found in Letterkenny in both March and May of this year. The first list was found in refuse by a litter warden and handed over.The second list was also found by a member of the public and contained a total of 33 names.All 33 people on the list were contacted and apologised to.Saolta also notified the Data Protection Commissioner’s office about the security breach. A spokesperson told Donegal Daily “Letterkenny University Hospital takes all breaches of Data Protection seriously and all such cases are managed in line with HSE policy.“In March this year, the hospital was made aware of a patient list (not a medical file) which was contained in refuse collected by the litter warden in Letterkenny, in addition in May this year the hospital was advised that a further patient list had been identified off-site.“In these cases, the hospital retrieved the information and contacted each patient (33 in total) to advise them and apologised to them.“The hospital has very clear data protection guidelines in place and staff are regularly advised of their responsibility to protect patient data.”The latest patient scandal comes after we revealed that a medical file on an elderly woman was found in a Letterkenny park on Sunday afternoon last. That was followed by a medical file belonging to a cancer patient being found outside an apartment block on High Road in Letterkenny.County councillor Gerry McMonagle asked how many such lists and further information are floating around the streets of Letterkenny and further afield?“I am stunned by the extent of this breach of patient confidentiality. It seems to be getting bigger and bigger.“These are the ones that we know about but how many more lists and files are out there blowing around the streets with personal medical details of patients on them. “This has not happened by accident. Staff from the hospital do not go out and dump confidential information in a skip down the town in Letterkenny,” he said.He said a full review of how the hospital now disposes of and handles patient information must now be undertaken.“If this happened in March and the hospital authorities knew about it I want to know what they have done about it.“Also I want to know if a private company is handling the disposal of materials from the hospital and what protocols they are following,” he said.Exclusive: Investigation as patient lists of 33 people found dumped on street was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:breachdonegalfoundhospitalletterkennylistpatientSaoltaStreetlast_img read more

Embracing The Digital Revolution – Pulego Communications

first_imgSouth Africa, embracing the Digital Revolution. In September this year, South Africa for the first time hosted the 2018 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World, under the theme “Innovation for a Smarter Digital Development”, giving rise to young leaders with fresh thought patterns in the ICT space.Following the ITU Conference, Brand South Africa hosted a panel discussion on The Role of ICT in the Advancement of South Africa and the Economy, to dissect the outcomes and discuss the way forward. Winner of the Global SME Excellence Award, Tshepo Thlaku, joined the panel in discussions.Thlaku is an entrepreneur who founded Pulego Communications, a 100% black-owned B-BBEE Level 1 enterprise that provides innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions, project consulting and outsourcing of software resources. Pulego Communications is also the brainchild behind a citizens’ engagement mobile platform for smart cities, the very innovation that bagged them the Global SME Excellence Award.At the debrief, Thlaku spoke on the importance of the government providing means for citizens to learn digital skills in order to thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). He added that the government needs to give young people an opportunity to showcase their technological ideas, making mention of how wealthy South Africa is in young, innovative young people.According to Thlaku, public sector needs to collaborate with schools and universities in order to provide entrepreneurs with the necessary skills for the 4IR, so that banks can assist them with their businesses.In addition to being an entrepreneur, Thlaku has also held numerous positions at Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide network of young active citizens between ages 18-40 in over 120 countries, providing development opportunities that empower the youth. Through the JCI, Thlaku has travelled to over 25 countries, sharing sustainable solutions with young people who come face to face with challenges in their respective communities, sparking radical and positive change.You can get in touch with Pulego Communications on the following platforms: Twitter, Facebook.last_img read more

Connecting sustainability with reducing input costs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cutting input costs and meeting customer demands for sustainability are top-of-mind issues for farmers. The good news is that these two objectives do not have to be in opposition to one another. In fact, implementing sustainable practices on the farm can help cut costs and contribute to profitability.“It just goes hand-in-hand to be more efficient on our farms with the current lower commodity prices,” said Keith Kemp, Soy Checkoff farmer-leader from West Manchester, Ohio. “Those efficiencies today will make my farm more sustainable today and more profitable down the road.”One sustainable practice farmers can use to cut costs is utilizing no-till.“We managed things very closely when we got into no-till 30 years ago and we made sure we were completely ready as far as fertility, tile and getting compaction out of the soils,” Kemp said. “Once we got into no-till we got our worms, microbes and all the little critters working to digest a lot of the residue and put their own fertility in the ground so we didn’t have to use as much fertilizer as conventional farmers.”Another practice is analyzing all of the data collected on the farm to only apply the inputs each crop needs.“That data is the icing on the cake,” Kemp said. “There’s no overlapping whatsoever, we analyze all of our mapping and practice prescription, variable rate planting so that data makes us tremendously efficient on our farm.”A prime example of that efficiency was when Kemp saved 21 bags of seed on 900 acres, which led to big savings and becoming more sustainable, something that many of U.S. soybean’s customers around the world are asking farmers to do.last_img read more