first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ By News Highland – July 19, 2011 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleTrial begins of man accused of dangerous driving causing garda’s deathNext articleJustice Minister demands to know how caretaker continued to work at Donegal school News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Parts of Derry city centre have been closed following a security alert.Police say the alert comes after a telephone warning was made to the Specsavers store on Ferryquay Street. Staff have been evacuated.The Richmond Centre has also been evacuated.Derry City Councillor Martin Reilly, who works nearby, says thankfully todays Foyle Cup parade, which is currently taking place in Guildhall Square, won’t be affected……..[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Foyle Cup parade won’t be disrupted by Derry security alertlast_img read more

first_imgby: Cam WeprinMost of us know that our identification and financial data exist in many forms, in many databases and in many different locations.Hackers know it too. And they’ve become adept at gaining access to it.In the last year, identity theft hackers have gained access to credit card numbers, medical histories, income data, employment history and more from companies including Anthem, Target, Home Depot and Sony.Recently, Anthem announced its data had been breached and its customers’ medical histories, Social Security numbers, addresses, employment data, email addresses and birthdays may have been exposed. This was despite having what CEO Joseph R. Swedish called “state-of-the-art information security systems to protect your data.”Sometimes, it seems that we are helpless to prevent our digital data getting into the wrong hands. However, the Federal Trade Commission outlines a number of identity theft protection tips to keep your personal information safe online and explains why each is important. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img– Advertisement – The U.S. economy still needs fiscal help from Congress even with the increased probability that widespread vaccine availability is now in sight, former New York Federal Reserve President Bill Dudley said Monday.For the second time in a week, a pharmaceutical company has announced a breakthrough in the coronavirus pandemic fight. This time, it was Moderna reporting that it has a vaccine up to 95% effective in heading off the virus. Pfizer made a similar announcement last week.- Advertisement – Fed officials reject the notion that they are getting low on monetary ammunition. Among their options are extending the duration and amount of their bond purchases and amplifying forward guidance on what it would take to raise rates. Government red ink has continued to pile up during the crisis. The budget was $3.1 trillion in the hole for fiscal 2020 and started off the new year down $284 billion in October. Dudley acknowledged that the deficit spending could be a problem down the road but is needed now, particularly to help state and local governments that may have to start laying off essential personnel to balance their budgets.One problem is that he doesn’t think the economy will get much more help from his former Fed colleagues, who already have cut benchmark borrowing rates to near zero and expanded the central bank’s balance sheet past $7 trillion.“People can look through the bad news and see good news on the other side. That said, it doesn’t change the fact that the Fed really doesn’t have much firepower to protect the economy over the near term,” Dudley said. “I think the economy is going to suffer as go through fall into winter.”- Advertisement – Even with the good news, Dudley said additional bridge money of $1 trillion to $2 trillion will be needed to get impacted individuals and businesses to the other side. “So I think it makes the case for fiscal stimulus even more compelling, because you basically want to prevent scarring to the economy in terms of people’s balance sheets, in terms of small businesses being forced to close, and a little fiscal stimulus can go a long way in reducing the scarring in the economy so that you can have a stronger recovery on the other side” he told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”Opposing factions in Washington have been unable to come up with a compromise measure to buttress the $2.2 trillion CARES Act passed in March. Most of the funding from that legislation has expired while 11 million workers remain without employment.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img 493 Views   one comment Dr. Byron W. Biscoe, Jr., with his sister and fellow ophthalmologist, Dr. Keri M. Biscoe.TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – One of the Caribbean’s most highly trained ophthalmologists has been providing state-of-the-art eye care to hundreds of patients in the United States, the Virgin Islands, and throughout the region for the past 19 years with many seeking his expertise to address their critical care vision needs to save their eyesight. Dr. Byron W. Biscoe, Jr., M.D.,F.I.C.S, an ophthalmologist based on the island of St. Thomas treats a wide array of patients in his Virgin Islands eye-clinic, Virgin Eyes, where he performs various procedures such as basic eye exams to high-risk eye operations like vitrectomies. Over the past couple of years Dr. Biscoe has received an increased number of patients from Tortola, Virgin Gorda, St. Thomas, St. Croix and islands beyond the archipelago who are seeking advanced eye care to protect their vision. “Optimal eye health is our number one priority at Virgin Eyes and I’m very pleased that we’re able to provide a full range of optical treatments and services to help our patients maintain their vision,” said Dr. Biscoe. “Many of our patients are experiencing a wide array of vision problems that are oftentimes directly connected to other physical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure; two conditions that can cause irreparable damage to the eyes.”Due to the severity of these medical problems, one must often seek an eye specialist to conduct the sensitive eye surgeries that general ophthalmologists are typically not trained to perform on the islands. In many cases, patients must travel to the mainland if they cannot access quality health care at home. Dr. Biscoe answers the needs of the elderly, young and those stricken with life-changing conditions. He is a veteran ophthalmologist in a small pool of qualified eye physicians who are providing the most basic vision needs to the most comprehensive eye care to individuals from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten/St. Martin, Anguilla and within the wider Caribbean region. Patients who are in need of vision services can be treated by Dr. Biscoe for the following: custom LASIK, and other forms of laser vision correction surgery, vision correction, advanced cataract surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment, Glaucoma Detection and Management and other procedures that are performed using the latest technology and techniques. The American born physician has practiced medicine on St. Thomas ever since relocating to the island from Atlanta, Georgia in 1994. He received his medical training and degrees from Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine and has served as an Ophthalmic Surgery Instructor in the BVI, Antigua, St. Kitts, Barbados, St. Croix, and Haiti where he also offered his expertise as an Ophthalmology Disaster Relief Coordinator for Haitians affected by the earthquake in 2010. In addition to his medical degrees, Dr. Biscoe holds several medical certificates, and awards, and is recognized internationally for his achievements and contributions.For additional information on the procedures offered by Dr. Biscoe you may contact Virgin Eyes on St. Thomas by calling: 1 (340) 774-3003. Share Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Leading Eye Specialist Saving Eyesight in Virgin Islands by: – February 3, 2015 Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — GKN Aerospace Precision Machining, Inc., an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, will be holding a job fair on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Southwestern College in Winfield at Wroten Hall – located on the corner of King Drive and Fowler Street.There will be hirings for: Assemblers, Buyers, CNC Machinists, Inspectors, Metal Finishers, Procurement Specialist, Production Assistants and Tool Setters.last_img