OFI ensures no one dies due to lack of oxygen

first_imgOFI ensures no one dies due to lack of oxygen By Akanki Sharma on June 7, 2021 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha HOGS & BBQS 2 days Interviews News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalscenter_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Article Related Posts OxygenForIndia (OFI) was established to deliver life-saving medical oxygen to those who need it the most, as quickly as possible, informs Aparna Seethepalli, Spokesperson, OxygenForIndia, while also sharing more information about the initiative in an interview with Akanki SharmaWhat’s the thought behind the “OxygenForIndia” initiative? How does this whole initiative work? India is battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. People are dying without medical oxygen because they cannot get a hospital bed, and there is no way for them to get medical oxygen at home. There is no specific database or helpline number to call for supplies. This has led desperate family members to rely on social media, which often leads to unreliable or outdated sources. OxygenForIndia (OFI) was established to deliver life-saving medical oxygen to those who need it the most, as quickly as possible. Our goal is to ensure that no one in India dies because of lack of medical oxygen.In the interest of making sure that patients with the highest health and economic need are given the first priority, we have a triage system in place to handle oxygen cylinder and concentrator requests submitted online on our website.How much funding has been raised till date and how many people have been catered to through this initiative?OFI brings together a collective of medical and public health professionals and volunteers. It is funded through donations in India through Tech4Health Foundation, a registered non-profit with 12A registration and 80G tax exemption; and globally through Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), a 501c3 organisation registered in the United States. Donations received in India and the US are tax-exempt.Within a month of launching, the team of more than 120 volunteers and collaborating organisations have already raised $10 million in donations to purchase 20,000 concentrators and 40,000 reusable oxygen cylinders. Several Indian and US citizens and corporates like Yahoo, Logitech, UiPath and United Airlines, etc. have added to the momentum.We are currently operating in Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Bengaluru. We will be expanding to Ranchi, Guwahati and a number of rural locations across multiple states in the days to come.What kind of challenges have you faced in this journey and how did you overcome them?We have faced a number of roadblocks in the speed of execution due to cancelled/postponed international shipments, changing regulations and lockdowns imposed at short notice (which vary from state to state in India).However, with our dedicated team, committed on-the-ground partners, and assistance from local government bodies, we have been able to find ways to work with and through these issues, and will continue to do so.What technologies are you using to implement this initiative?We have used multiple SaaS systems to ensure a standard mechanism end-to-end across all the locations in the country. All the processes, right from patient intake to inventory management, are being run using Freshworks systems including Freshservice, Freshdesk, Freshcaller and Freshchat. This way, we have standardised processes across all locations and facilitated a centralised view of all operations.Since COVID-19 has started hitting rural areas, how do you intend to enable last-mile delivery?OxygenForIndia, through its implementation partner HealthCubed, is providing oxygen equipment on a fully returnable basis to support Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)/hospitals/volunteer groups/clubs, primarily meeting oxygen-equipment needs in rural, small towns and peri-urban areas of India. We are targetting organisations serving rural communities to expand our reach and impact more people. We have successfully implemented this model in Pilani, Rajasthan, a remote town five hours from Delhi which was recently declared as a containment zone, and the town of Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu. We now plan to establish similar networks across rural India.Any plans to tie up with the Government of India/state governments, or to ask them for funding towards this initiative? Is any government at the local/state/central level helping you with this at the moment?So far, we have been functioning independently in all three domains of fundraising, procurement and deployment. We are in discussions with a few state governments to supply oxygen equipment to Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs). Add Comment Comments (1) so happy i enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing itlast_img read more

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News / FH Bertling Ltd fined £850,000 as bribery case comes to a close

first_img By Gavin van Marle 05/06/2019 German forwarder FH Bertling’s former UK subsidiary was this week handed an £850,000 fine by a UK judge after being found guilty of paying bribes to Angolan officials that had secured the company some £20m in freight forwarding contracts.Seven FH Bertling Ltd executives were found guilty in the case in January.Announcing the penalty this week, Judge Christopher Hehir said: “This was a very serious piece of corruption indeed. It was planned and systematic.”“The corruption of a public official brings huge risks of environmental and social harm as well as damaging and corrupting the commercial environment.” ID 107740188 © Pakpoom Muongtonglrang | Dreamstime.comcenter_img The penalty brings to an end a case which began in September 2014, when the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) first launched a criminal investigation into corruption at the company.The SFO subsequently split the investigation into two cases began in September 2014, with the first charges announced in July 2016 and involved two separate cases – the ‘Jasmine’ and ‘Angola’ cases.The Jasmine case “focused on allegations FH Bertling had paid bribes to secure a ConocoPhillips freight forwarding contract, eventually worth over £16m for an oil exploration project in the North Sea”.In the Angola case, the investigation “revealed that senior executives had conspired to pay bribes to an Angola state oil company agent to secure around $20m worth of shipping contracts”.“Joerg Blumberg, Dirk Juergensen, Marc Schweiger, Ralf Petersen (now deceased), Stephen Emler, Guiseppe Morreale and the company pleaded guilty prior to trial.  One defendant, Peter Ferdinand was acquitted,” an SFO statemen said.Across the two cases, a total of 13 individuals were charged as part of the SFO’s investigation, with nine convicted of one or more charges and four individuals acquitted.FH Bertling Ltd was subsequently liquidated in March 2018, according to information from Companies House, and a creditors voluntary liquidation is being administered by Moorfields Corporate Recovery.last_img read more

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Slow economy keeps Labor and Employment Law Section busy

first_imgSlow economy keeps Labor and Employment Law Section busy Slow economy keeps Labor and Employment Law Section busy Associate Editor Florida has lost jobs in every month since the start of 2008 — a total of 119,000 nonagricultural jobs lost since the state’s employment rate peaked in March of 2007. Things are bad, and attorneys with The Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section are seeing a lot of the fallout. 2008-09 Section Chair Alan Orantes Forst of Palm City chairs the state’s Unemployment Appeals Commission, housed in Tallahassee within the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. Forst said unemployment appeals had been rising steadily since he took on the chairmanship of the commission in 2001, but they’ve spiked during the last fiscal year, doubling his workload. He’s usually on his computer until midnight or after, and the timestamps on their return e-mails show his colleagues are, too.“We’re at a very, very high point for new claims this fiscal year, if not the highest point in (the Appeals Commission’s) history,” Forst said.“It means more work for us, more job security for my staff. But on the other hand, as a resident of Florida and the United States, I’d just as soon have a little more shaky job security. I don’t like seeing people unemployed. I can say this for all employment lawyers — for us it may be a busy time, but nobody really relishes that, because of the way it’s come about.”According to Florida employment law, employees are hired and work “at will,” meaning they can be fired for nearly any cause at any time if they’re not expressly granted additional rights in a contract with an employer. Section Executive Committee member Cynthia Sass, managing partner of a six-attorney employment law firm in Tampa, says she’s always spent a fair amount of time counseling would-be plaintiffs on their rights.“The plaintiff attorney’s job is to sort out what’s covered under the law and do a service for the people that don’t have a case, so they understand what the law is,” Sass says. While she’s “always focused on when bad things happened to people in the workplace,” the trend she’s seeing more of lately is people from every level of management — not just the lower rungs — being let go.“I’m seeing a lot more people who are higher-level executives and long-term employees losing their jobs. We’re seeing a lot more established corporations getting rid of upper-level management,” Sass said. “I think it’s awful for anyone to lose a job. I don’t think people understand the effect that losing a job has; it’s a lot like a divorce. In fact, for some people, it’s very much like a divorce.”It’s this personal aspect that Forst also likes about employment law.“From a practitioner’s viewpoint, I think it’s as good an area of law as you could find, because as I’m looking at my cases, I’m looking at real people, not a bank merger or something like that,” Forst said. “I haven’t had a case with my next-door neighbor yet, but theoretically it could happen.”Forst and Sass both said their years of work in section leadership helps them navigate an ever-changing, often tricky area of law. Forst moved to Florida in 1998 after a public policy career in Washington, not quite prepared for the rigors of litigation.“I knew the black letter law as well as anybody, but then suddenly I was dealing with people who had been litigating 20, 30 years, and they beat the heck out of me,” Forst said. “I realized that, when you get involved in organizations like the section, when you start meeting people, sitting at the lunch table with them, and getting involved in section leadership, it makes it less likely that they’re going to beat you up.”For her part, Sass calls section membership “a good buy.”“The seminars and the Check-Off newsletter are really vital to keep up with everything that’s going on. It helps you to get to know, and get along with, everyone in this area of the law.”As the section’s new chair beginning in July, Forst said he plans to expand the section’s membership categories to include paralegals and human resource professionals; expand CLE offerings by offering a webinar program of monthly one-hour presentations; reach out to minority bar associations, young lawyers, and government lawyers with new programs and affiliations; and emphasize the section’s newsletter and Web site, along with an updated directory, to further communications.He’d also like to see a name change —from the Labor and Employment Law Section to the Employment and Labor Law section. The section’s 2,200 attorneys focus primarily on employment law, seeing only a handful of labor cases during their careers, if any. Forst says he floated the idea, half-seriously, at a recent meeting, but it went nowhere.“Do you remember those commercials for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, when they said it should be Kraft Cheese and Macaroni?” Forst joked. “People have grown up with the Labor and Employment Law Section, and that’s what they know.” September 15, 2008 Kim MacQueen Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

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UPL hearing for Goldberg formal advisory opinion request

first_imgUPL hearing for Goldberg formal advisory opinion request UPL hearing for Goldberg formal advisory opinion request P ursuant to Rule 10-9.1, the Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law will hold a public hearing on January 24, 2014, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista 32830, at 11 a.m., at which time testimony will be taken regarding a Rule 10-9.1(c) Goldberg request for a formal advisory opinion for the case of Scharrer v. Fundamental Administrative Services and Christine Zack (Middle District of Florida Case No. 8:12-cv-1855-JSM-MAP). A full copy of the question presented can be obtained on the Bar’s website, www.floridabar.org, by clicking on Lawyer Regulation, Unlicensed Practice, and then Formal Advisory Opinions, or by writing The Florida Bar – UPL Dept., 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, 32399-2300, or [email protected] Written testimony may be filed at the hearing or prior by sending a copy to Jeffrey T. Picker, Assistant UPL Counsel, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300 or [email protected] December 15, 2013 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Office Tower: Hayden Ferry Lakeside Phase III

first_imgHayden Ferry Lakeside Phase IIIDeveloper: Ryan Companies US, Inc.General Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.Architect: DAVISBroker: CBRELocation: NEC Mill, Ave., and Rio Salado Parkway,TempeSize: 250,000 SFThe final phase of Hayden Ferry Lakeside will be a 10-story, Class A office tower in Tempe. The building design will maintain the same nautical theme as its predecessors, Hayden Ferry Lakeside I and II. It will be the first high-rise to break ground in Downtown Tempe since 2007. Construction is expected to begin in 4Q 2012.AZRE Magazine May/June 2012last_img

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Getting fit, getting enough iron boosts students’ grades, study suggests

first_imgLinkedIn Email Share on Twitter Pinterest Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Pennsylvania State University have found that a student’s fitness level and iron status could be the difference between making an A or a B.In the study based at Penn State, evidence suggested female college students who were fit and had normal iron levels achieved higher grade point averages than unfit women who were iron deficient. The difference in grade point average was as much as 0.34 — enough to drop or increase a letter grade.“GPA is a very easy measure of success and something everyone can relate to,” said Karsten Koehler, assistant professor of nutrition and health sciences at Nebraska. “That’s something that resonates pretty well. It’s always nice to show an association that has a meaningful effect that translates into something everybody can apply.”center_img Share on Facebook Share Iron helps the body with essential functions such as transporting oxygen in the blood. Iron deficiency is associated with fatigue, lower work capacity and poor academic performance. Physical fitness is also known to influence overall health, cognition and learning. Koehler and his colleagues wanted to explore the lesser known combined effects of fitness and iron deficiency on grade point average.The 105 women analyzed were all enrolled at Penn State and had an average GPA of 3.68. Data showed that women with the highest levels of stored iron had the highest grades. In addition, those who were fittest and had adequate iron stores had higher grades than less-fit women with lower iron stores.Koehler, who is also conducting research on the relationship between iron and athletic performance in adolescents in Nebraska, says that the impact of fitness was greater overall than the impact of iron status, but taken together, the impact was even greater.“Improving fitness or maintaining a high level of fitness can be important for collegiate success,” said Koehler. “Ideally, we should also make sure the diet is appropriate to prevent nutrient deficiencies.”An unfit person who makes good on a New Year’s resolution will not suddenly improve their GPA, Koehler said, “but there’s profound evidence that it goes hand-in-hand–that training has an effect on cognitive performance.”The study was published in January’s edition of The Journal of Nutrition and is available online.last_img read more

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Yoshida grabs Queens Cup gold

first_imgAthens Olympic champion Saori Yoshida overpowered the field en route to winning her sixth consecutive title in the women’s 55-kg weight category at the Japan Queens Cup on Saturday.Saori Yoshida KYODO PHOTO Yoshida did not drop a point in all three matches, finishing off Chikako Matsukawa 2-0 in the final at Komazawa Gymnasium to extend her winning streak to 106 matches while booking her spot for the world championships in Azerbaijan in September.Kaori Icho, gold medalist at 63 kg in Athens, beat Ayako Shoda 2-0 for her seventh consecutive title in the weight category while Chiharu Icho, Kaori’s older sister, claimed her fourth victory at 48 kg. Kyoko Hamaguchi won for the 11th time at 72 kg and also booked a spot for September. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Why did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Tyson speaks on ‘bite heard around the world’

first_imgYou’re just lucky with that mask that you’re not Holyfield. pic.twitter.com/2cOcQWIUA5— Colonel Obvious (@Chad11057585) April 26, 2020 Why did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Mike Tyson explains Evander Holyfield ear incidentAfter the bout, Mike Tyson claimed he simply let frustration boil over him in an unruly outburst. However, Tyson defended his actions after the match. Speaking to Sky Sports, Tyson said at the time that Holyfield was headbutting him throughout the bout. “Regardless of what I did, he’s been headbutting me for two fights.” Mike Tyson further added that he then decided to address Holyfield’s headbutting in the ring itself. Tyson pointed out the cut above his right eye (which was incurred during the bout) and said, “Look at me I gotta go home to my kid who’s gonna be scared of me. Look at me man.”During a separate interview, Tyson referenced Holyfield repeatedly headbutting him and claimed Evander Holyfield wasn’t ‘the warrior everyone says he was.’Also Read | Why did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Brad Pitt Had Made Mike Tyson “Mad As Hell” Sujay Chakraborty Mike Tyson may be regarded as one of the best boxers in history but it also important to note that Tyson went 0-2 (win-loss) against Evander Holyfield, who at the time was hardly considered as the challenger for ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’. Holyfield not only stunned Mike Tyson in their first bout but their rematch also signalled the end of Mike Tyson’s dominating career. More than 20 years since the infamous bout, fans are still confused as to what prompted the controversial reaction from Mike Tyson where he ended up biting Evander Holyfield’s ear off.Also Read | Why did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Tyson’s Abandoned Mansion In Ohio Turned Into A ChurchWhy did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Mike Tyson bites Evander HolyfieldBack in 1996 before their first fight, Mike Tyson was on a streak of eight straight wins and had only one career loss. Evander Holyfield emerged as the challenger for his WBA Heavyweight title. Despite the odds favouring Tyson, Holyfield stunned the MGM Grand Garden Arena after he dominated Tyson in 11 rounds to walk away with the title. Eight months after the initial match, the rematch was booked for June 28, 1997, and was billed as “The Sound and The Fury”. Holyfield once again got the better of Tyson in the opening two rounds of the bout before calamity struck in the third round. Appearing to lose his composure, Mike Tyson spit out his mouthpiece, bit off a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s right ear and then spit it onto the canvas. Despite Holyfield appearing to be in pain, the match was restarted after a brief stoppage. Tyson then proceeded to bite Holyfield’s other ear and was soon disqualified, handing the win to Evander Holyfield. Tyson was fined $3 million by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and he didn’t fight for another year and a half. His $30 million earnings from the fight was reportedly withheld while Nevada boxing officials reviewed the fight. Why did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Duo mend their relationship years laterIn November 2019, Holyfield joined Mike Tyson on his podcast where the duo appeared to mend their soured relationship and even was seen joking about the infamous bout.  COMMENT Can Evander Holyfield even wear a Mask? pic.twitter.com/vEAtxbza0D— Adrian Assman (@AdrianAssman) April 27, 2020 Why did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Holyfield claims Tyson knew the fight was over After the controversial ending to the match, Evander Holyfield took part in a press conference and told the media that Mike Tyson bit him in the third round because he knew he was going to get knocked out and that Tyson chose to lose in a disqualification instead.Also Read | Why did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Tyson Opens Up On Serious Struggles Of Being A Heavyweight BoxerWhy did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Mike Tyson Evander Holyfield mask memeMeanwhile, social media turned the unfortunate Evander Holyfield ear incident into a ‘Mike Tyson Evander Holyfield mask meme’ during the coronavirus pandemic. First Published: 30th April, 2020 17:59 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US 22 years ago today: Tyson vs Holyfield 👂🏼 pic.twitter.com/AXZ351tL65— MMA Gone Wild 🅙 (@MMAgonewild) June 29, 2019 Also Read | Why did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Is Mike Tyson coming back to boxing? LIVE TV Season two sparks off with the Bite Heard Around the World. The two Heavyweight Champs chat about Evander’s hilarious start to boxing and going head to head in one of the most infamous battles of professional sports. https://t.co/QteHSXXHmD pic.twitter.com/11Aouoa0Zg— Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson (@hotboxinpodcast) November 11, 2019 Last Updated: 30th April, 2020 17:59 IST Why Did Mike Tyson Bite Evander Holyfield? Tyson Speaks On ‘bite Heard Around The World’ Why did Mike Tyson bite Evander Holyfield? Taking a stroll on memory lane and taking a look at Mike Tyson’s infamous bout against Holyfield from 1997. Written Bylast_img read more

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Two-man crime spree

first_imgCRIME Stoppers has put the call out for infromation on a two-man crime spree in the south eastern suburbs in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.

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Paky in pokies push

first_imgBy Rowan Forster  Castello’s Cardinia Hotel has made a brazen bid for 20 new poker machines just weeks after Officer’s…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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