Mobile Financial Services and mHealth

first_imgPosted on February 1, 2011November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The mHealth Alliance and the World Economic Forum have a new publication out on relationships between mhealth and mobile financial services (MFS): “Amplifying the Impact: Examining the Intersection of Mobile Health and Mobile Finance.” The publication uses maternal health to illustrate some of the intersections of MFS and mhealth:Maternal health could greatly benefit from the use of mobile financial services. Along the continuum of the 14-month cycle of healthcare, there are key points where mobile financial access could address key issues in the patient, provider or service, and HR or administrative levels of support.With the MHTF newsletter on mhealth, a briefing in The Economist, and a host of other discussions, mhealth is becoming a hot topic for analysis. Be on the lookout here on the MHTF site for some more in-depth looks at mhealth in the future.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

13 days agoMan Utd defender Maguire fears dodgy club form hurting England

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Maguire fears dodgy club form hurting Englandby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Harry Maguire fears club issues are having a negative effect on England’s beleaguered defenders.Maguire concedes that club struggles may be hurting international form.He said: “Maybe it is a confidence thing because we bring our club football to the international level.“It was a difficult game. We started sloppy and we took the lead in the game when we probably didn’t deserve to.“In the second half, we controlled the game a lot more but we gave them a sloppy goal to win the game.“So we do need to improve on that. It’s hard to lose any football game, but we were not at our best and got punished.” last_img read more

Vanessa Lachey Designs Shoes For Charity

first_imgShoeDazzle is pleased to announce that actress and host Vanessa Lachey is the newest member of its “Celebrity Shoe Design Program for Charity.”Vanessa Lachey’s Design for ShoeDazzleCredit/Copyright: ShoeDazzleVanessa designed a military-inspired faux snakeskin high heeled bootie named “Monroe,” after the icon Marilyn Monroe, who was known for both her fashion sense and for her support of the troops. The shoe will be available for purchase exclusively at ShoeDazzle.com on August 7th, and all profits from the sales of the shoe will benefit Operation Shower.Operation Shower is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and honoring military families by providing joyful baby showers for expectant moms whose husbands are deployed. Since its inception in 2007, Operation Shower has showered more than 800 military moms from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard on military bases and other locations.“I am so thrilled to be able to raise awareness for a great charity like Operation Shower,” said Lachey. “Growing up, my father was in the Air Force, so I have an understanding of what it’s like to have a loved one overseas during life’s biggest events. ShoeDazzle has provided me with a fun and fashionable way to support the military – and new moms!”“ShoeDazzle is pleased to have actress and soon-to-be new mother Vanessa Lachey show her support of Operation Shower with this exclusive ShoeDazzle design,” said Bill Strauss, Chief Executive Officer, ShoeDazzle. “ShoeDazzle has always been a proud supporter of our troops and their families. The on-trend, military-style bootie is perfect for the fall and a fashionable way to show your support for the women behind our troops.”ShoeDazzle launched its first cause-marketing campaign in fall 2009. Prior to Lachey’s shoe release, ShoeDazzle partnered with LaLa Anthony, Carmen Electra, Perez Hilton, Carson Kressley, Jenny McCarthy, singer Mel B and actresses Kristen Bell, Garcelle Beauvais, Kristin Cavallari, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennie Garth and Denise Richards and for its “Celebrity Shoe Design Program for Charity.”last_img read more

Ban on grizzly bear hunt regulatory changes takes effect April 1

first_imgVICTORIA – A ban on hunting grizzly bears in British Columbia comes into effect next month, along with a number of regulatory changes.The NDP government says taxidermists and tanners will be required to report information about any grizzly bears or parts brought to them as of April 1 to help enforce the hunting ban or face a $230 fine.The province announced the ban in December to protect the roughly 15,000 grizzlies in the province — a move that was welcome by environmental groups.The government previously said roughly 250 grizzlies were killed annually by non-First Nations hunters.Hunters will now be required to carry all their species licences during hunting trips, including cancelled licences, and show them to conservation officers as requested.The province says the changes to the Wildlife Act also increases the amount of edible meat hunters can collect from big game by including neck and rib meat.Requirements to remove edible portions of an animal, which previously pertained to types of deer, moose, elk, sheep and goat, has been expanded to include cougars as well.last_img read more

Highway 43 closed near the BC Alberta Border

first_imgFor the latest road conditions in Alberta visit 511.alberta.ca.  In B.C., visit www.drivebc.caA collision on Highway 43 near the B.C./Alberta border – FacebookA photo of emergency crews on Highway 43 near the B.C. Alberta border – Facebook UPDATE #3 – as of 1:30 p.m. – The highway is now open in both directions.UPDATE #2 – as of 12:20 p.m. – The following is from Alberta 511 – Highway 43 near Demmitt is currently impassable due to ice build-up from freezing rain. Choose an alternate route if travel is essential. Maintenance crews are working to clear the ice, however no ETO is available at this time.UPDATE – The freezing rain warning has ended for the B.C. and Alberta Peace. DEMMITT, A.B. – Highway 43 is closed east of the Alberta and B.C. border.According to posts on social media, the highway is closed due to multiple collisions and freezing rain.Photos shared on the Highway 43 Road Report Facebook page show multiple vehicles in the ditch along a stretch of the highway from Range Road 130 to Range Road 135.#BCHwy2 Reports of a multi-vehicle incident on the #Alberta side of the border on Hwy23. Traffic coming from BC is backing up and could cause more incidents. Please use caution and slow down if heading east from #DawsonCreek #PouceCoupe— Drive BC (@DriveBC) January 13, 2019A freezing rain warning remains in place for the Alberta Peace including Grande Prairie, Hythe and Beaverlodge.  A warning is also in place for the North Peace in B.C.This Alberta Government Camera is located at the B.C. Alberta border.last_img read more

Zimmer and Kent visits North Peace Seniors Housing Society

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local M.P. Bob Zimmer and the Honourable Peter Kent, M.P. for Thornhill, Ontario, made a visit to tenants of the North Peace Seniors Housing Society on May 3.Kent discussed the ethics or lack thereof that many companies have when it comes to using personal information.According to Kent, many companies use the personal information that they have found through online purchases, social media and even Google/Gmail emails and sell this information to the highest bidder in hopes to sell users things they want them to buy and, unfortunately, some may even use this information to try to sway personal views on important political matters. Kent says the Ethics Committee’s goal is to curb and reprimand these companies that use personal information in an unethical manner.Along with Kent, Zimmer talked about LNG, Site C, gas pricing and other issues concerning the local, provincial and federal government.last_img read more

ArcelorMittal may get NCLAT order to deposit Rs 42000 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Tuesday said it may direct global steel major ArcelorMittal to deposit Rs 42,000 crore bid amount for acquiring Essar Steel in separate accounts during next hearing on April 23. A two-member bench headed by Chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya said that ArcelorMittal may have to deposit the money in a separate account either before the NCLAT or NCLT Ahmedabad-bench. The bench also asked ArcelorMittal to file an affidavit before it, detailing the steps to be taken for implementation of the resolution plan of debt ridden Essar Steel. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”ArcelorMittal India, successful resolution applicant, would file an affidavit for implementation of plan,” the bench said. It further said, “The Appellate Tribunal may direct the successful resolution applicant to deposit money in one or another account in next date of hearing”. The bench also said that original plan approved by NCLT Ahmedabad has to be implemented. The bench also directed the operational creditors and financial creditors of Essar Steel to file a chart next week, detailing their claims approved by resolution professional and CoC. “Financial creditors and operational creditors are allowed to file one page affidavit giving details of their claims approved by RP and its percentage,” it said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostMoreover, it has also asked the Gujarat State Tax department to file an affidavit over its claims. The NCLAT was hearing a batch of petitions filed by operational creditors, Gujarat State Tax department and others. ArcelorMittal’s resolution proposal provides financial creditors Rs 41,987 crore out of their total dues of Rs 49,395 crore. Operational creditors, under the plan, would get just Rs 214 crore against the outstanding of Rs 4,976 crore and are contesting before the NCLAT. Essar Steel owns a 10-million-tonne steel mill at Hazira in Gujarat. This was was among the first 12 cases selected by the Reserve Bank of India to be resolved under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).last_img read more

Scaling dangerous heights

first_img“We do not know a planet like this,” wrote meteorologist Eric Holthaus on Twitter on May 13, 2019 while announcing that the atmospheric concentration of deadly carbon dioxide (CO2) had, for the first time, breached 415 parts per million (ppm). What he didn’t say was that the current levels are inevitable and that the concentration levels will scale further. The world first breached the safe levels of 350 ppm in May 1986, according to US’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In May 1992, when the Earth Summit saw the formation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the CO2 level was 359.99 ppm. During the summit, 178 member nations set a target to bring CO2 emissions to 1990 levels by 2000. But the levels reached 371.82 ppm in April 2000. Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyIn 2014, the atmospheric concentration of CO2 reached 401.78 ppm, breaching the 400 mark — which is 50 ppm more than the safe limit. And last year, the highest levels were recorded in May at 411.24 ppm. The CO2 concentration levels have increased every year since 1986 despite repeated commitments and UNFCCC meets where almost every member nation pledges to cut their emissions. The recent reading on May 12, 2019 found the concentration levels to be at 415 PPM at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. This shows that the levels are “far higher than at any point in the last 800,000 years, since before the evolution of homo sapiens”. Also Read – The future is here! Unprecedented impact High concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere — primarily caused by humans who continue to burn fossil fuels and chop forests that act as carbon sinks — disrupts the Earth’s natural cooling cycle, trapping heat near the surface and causing global warming. In fact, the world is already 1oCelsius warmer than the pre-industrial levels and breaching 1.5oC limit will have devastating effects. The global consumption of fossil fuels has gone up by 78 per cent in three decades — between 1986 and 2017. India is already 2oC warmer than the pre-industrial levels and the impact of this is clearly felt across the country. India recorded eight major extreme weather events in 1992 which went up to 13 by 2016. In 2018, there were 15 major extreme weather events that killed 1,428 people. Even the recent Fani cyclone in Odisha, which is being compared to the 1999 Super Cyclone, became unpredictable because of climate change. The India Meteorological Department had to revise its prediction nine times. This was primarily due to changing wind systems that are influenced by warming oceans. Since 1970, sea surface temperatures worldwide have gone up by about an average of 0.1°C per decade.(The views expressed are of Down To Earth)last_img read more

Diego Simeone would never coach his son at Atletico

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone confessed that he would never give his son Giovani a spot on his squad while he is the manager.After striker Giovanni Simeone’s first ever match for Argentina in a big match last week in which he scored a goal, the rumors about Atletico Madrid getting the player due to Diego Simeone’s desire to coach his son started spreading like wildfire. But this Monday the Argentine manager spoke about the possibility for the first time since his son started playing as a professional, he denied that Giovanni playing for Atletico under him in the near future was a possibility. Situations like this in which nepotism can become a very dangerous subject, are something that straight arrows like Diego Simeone will always try to avoid during their career. ‘Cholo’ has always been proud to play by the book, always living by the rules and never taking advantage of his position in any shape or form during his time as the manager for Atletico Madrid. Giovanni Simeone does look like the perfect fit for Atletico Madrid, he plays in a very similar manner to Diego Costa for example.#PartidazoSimeone https://t.co/juu15vNi0h— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) September 10, 2018Contrary to popular belief, Diego Simeone just confessed that he wouldn’t be on board with the idea of him coaching his son in any of his teams at such an early age. There were rumors that suggested that Diego Simeone desperately wanted to sign his son Giovanni, the striker has every single attribute that the boss looks for in his favorite type of striker as a potential signing for the Colchoneros. But contrary to what the general idea was about ‘Cholo’ having his son on the squad, he didn’t want this because he feels like it would be too complicated for the relationship given that he would be even more strict than he usually is with the rest of his pupils. The eldest Simeone recently spoke to Cadena Copa about many different topics, but he was very adamant to deny his son’s possible arrival to the Colchoneros and didn’t close the door for that chance but after he leaves the club.?️?Simeone en el Partidazo de COPE: “Griezmann este año fue sin ninguna duda el mejor jugador del mundo. Sin duda”#PartidazoSimeone pic.twitter.com/gA1KAvnjtl— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) September 10, 2018Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Watching him play in the national team gives me chills. He knows exactly what we feel for the national team, he has it in his blood like me. I think he did a very good job but I don’t like talking about him from a father perspective, but I do like talking about him from a manager’s perspective. He is a lad who has all the characteristics to play for one of my teams, but I will unfortunately never bring him to Atletico while I manage the club. I don’t want to say never but… It’s very difficult having a son in the dressing room. It would be difficult for him, as well as the relationship… Maybe 5 or 6 years from now he becomes an even more important player than he is today, maybe we can discuss something. If he becomes an even bigger start and he plays for me it would be easier for everyone because he would be more protected. He is going through the stages of his career in the perfect manner. Maybe someday when I’m no longer the Atletico Manager, maybe then he could come and play here,” said Diego to Cadena Cope.#SelecciónMayor @Argentina comienza su entrenamiento en el centro deportivo de @NYCFC. pic.twitter.com/IDSZgKLBDu— Selección Argentina ?? (@Argentina) September 9, 2018Giovanni’s great performance for Argentina.Diego Simeone was incredibly proud after his son scored the first ever goal for the National Team, this was during the 3-0 victory against the Guatemala side last Thursday and he celebrated with a lot of excitement. This goal marks a great historic moment because there are not many Argentina players who can presume to have more than one generation playing for the National Team in history, Giovanni looks like he could potentially become a great player like his father but with very different abilities. Because as we all know, Diego Simeone was a defensive midfielder in every club he played and Giovanni is a striker with very different skills. It’s a bummer we are not going to see Diego Simeone coaching his son this early in his career, but we are confident that they will meet as manager and player down the line when the young striker becomes a world-class star.#SelecciónMayor Tras la victoria ante Guatemala, el técnico Lionel Scaloni y los jugadores dialogaron con los medios de comunicación ➡ https://t.co/eYublPG2Y3 pic.twitter.com/Rj33w6anpC— Selección Argentina ?? (@Argentina) September 8, 2018How long do you think Giovani will take to become manageable for Diego Simeone? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Booker T Jones Memoir On His Winding Rocky Road Due In Fall

first_img Facebook Booker T. Jones’ Memoir On His “Winding, Rocky Road” Due In Fall From the segregated south to Stax Records, Jones’ memoir will trace a life that has impacted all of usPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Apr 26, 2018 – 12:28 pm On April 25 Booker T. Jones announced his long-awaited memoir will appear in print this fall along with an audiobook companion. News Booker T. Jones’ Memoir Coming Out Fall 2018 booker-t-jones-memoir-his-winding-rocky-road-due-fall NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 15, 2015 – 4:57 pm Booker T. Jones Wins Best Pop Instrumental Album Email Twitter Born 1944 in Memphis, Tenn., Jones went on to become one of the great musicians of our time, including leading the Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG’s that can be heard on many influential records, including Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” The group, including Jones, were honored with the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.Jones’ memoir will provide insight into such major accomplishments in his storied career, in addition to early career pitfalls all the way through collaborations with Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Neil Young, Carlos Santana, and Willie Nelson. We’ll also get behind-the-scenes info on how hits such as 1962’s “Green Onions” (GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, 1999), that Jones recorded at age 18, were made. He will also take readers inside his personal journey, which included growing up in the segregated south.Though the memoir has yet to be given a title, fans are sure to look to his book for tips how his approach to life and music empowered him to make such great contributions.”Had I known in third grade when I started playing my clarinet that one day I would be playing with the likes of B.B. King, Otis Redding or Bob Dylan, I might have been too paralyzed to continue my journey,” Jones said. “But in life, you do things one moment at a time. That’s what I want to share with readers — how each step of my winding, rocky road has led me to where I am today.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more