FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) Q32015 Presentation

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng)  2015 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

Farace House / Lillo Giglia Architecture

first_img Italy Architects: Lillo Giglia Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958844/farace-house-lillo-giglia-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958844/farace-house-lillo-giglia-architecture Clipboard Farace House / Lillo Giglia Architecture Structural Engineer:Pierluigi PattiContractor Costruction Company:Lillo CrapanzanoCity:FavaraCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Salvatore Giglia, Lillo GigliaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The Project tackles the delicate topic of integrating a contemporary artifact in the Old Town of Favara (Sicily), in a consolidated frame of row houses. Knowing the urban tissue, the project management reveals a conscious contemporaneity, based on the building know-how and the ability to obtain high-quality housing outcomes, reflecting the evolving requirements and performances which merge into a complex dimension of the “physics of the building”. Giglia’s Project follows these parameters of attention, rationality, and expressivity.Save this picture!© Salvatore Giglia, Lillo GigliaThe result is simply amazing: a white strong gem proudly set in the surrounding urban fabric – showing a low architectural value – linked with the city through small holes and scenic overlooks on the Old Town.Save this picture!© Salvatore Giglia, Lillo GigliaSave this picture!Section – AASave this picture!© Salvatore Giglia, Lillo GigliaSustainability. The home embodies the good principles of green building and sustainability. The use of solar panels placed on the roof is invisible: they are able to produce hot water, heat the entire home, and meet domestic needs. Photovoltaic systems are a convenient and ecological solution and they were chosen to produce electricity for the whole house. The insulation of the entire building structure allows you to drastically reduce energy consumption. In addition, the use of fixtures and smart windows allows natural lighting and ensures good insulation.Save this picture!© Salvatore Giglia, Lillo GigliaFor this house that stands in the city, the choice of the green roof was an optimal solution as it offers an excellent degree of insulation, gives clean air along the perimeter of the house, and helps us to make the world a better place. The building is equipped with a system for channeling rainwater collection and a system for recycling used water which is then used again for garden plants. Materials with the low environmental impact that are sustainable, non-toxic, safe for the health of the inhabitants and for the environment have been used.Save this picture!© Salvatore Giglia, Lillo GigliaProject gallerySee allShow lessTaiyuan FAB Cinema / X+LIVINGSelected ProjectsLos Terrenos / Tatiana BilbaoSelected Projects Share Houses “COPY” Projects Lillo Giglia Photographs CopyAbout this officeLillo Giglia ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFavaraOn FacebookItalyPublished on March 21, 2021Cite: “Farace House / Lillo Giglia Architecture” 20 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Farace House / Lillo Giglia ArchitectureSave this projectSaveFarace House / Lillo Giglia Architecture 2020 CopyHouses•Favara, Italy Manufacturers: 41zero42, Grohe, Weber, FLOS, Gessi, Mardeganlegno, Schueco Year:  ArchDaily Save this picture!© Salvatore Giglia, Lillo Giglia+ 34Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs:  Salvatore Giglia, Lillo Giglia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architect: “COPY” Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Gerald Corbett to be new trustees’ chairman at RNID

first_imgGerald Corbett to be new trustees’ chairman at RNID Howard Lake | 1 July 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. He was previously Chief Executive of Railtrack PLC following a career as Group Finance Director at Grand Metropolitan PLC, Redland PLC and Dixons PLC. He was a Governor of Luton University and chairman of Governors at Abbots Hill School and a Trustee of Tonbridge School Foundation.Strachan said: “I am delighted that we have been able to recruit a business leader of Gerald’s calibre and experience as our new Chairman. As well as being an accomplished Chairman in the private sector, he will also bring his knowledge of voluntary work in education and the community. I wish him every success.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Management RNID, the charity for deaf and hard of hearing people, has appointed Gerald Corbett as the new Chairman of its Board of Trustees. He will take over in October 2007 from James Strachan who has been involved in the governance or management of RNID for the last 14 years.During Strachan’s involvement the charity has increased turnover from £20 million to £50 million and been voted the most innovative voluntary organisation and most admired charity in recent years. Corbett has been Chairman of Woolworths from 2001 to 2007, and holds non-executive positions at Britvic PLC (Chairman), SSL International (Chairman) and Greencore Group (Non-Executive Director). Advertisement  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Quinlivan calls on Transport Minister to ‘come out of hiding’

first_imgWhatsApp Bus Eireann told to put expressway cuts into reverse gear Twitter Advertisement TAGSBus ÉireannDeputy Maurice QuinlivanMinister Shane Ross Councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, Senator Paul Gavan and Maurice Quinlivan TD, Councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, Senator Paul Gavan and Maurice Quinlivan TD,Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan has called on Transport Minister Shane Ross to “come out of hiding” and intervene in the Bus Eireann Dispute.Members of both SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union placed pickets at Colbert Station early on Friday morning in response to a decision by Bus Eireann management to impose €12 million of cuts to pay and services.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And Deputy Quinlivan is adamant that the primary cause of the dispute is Government policy: “I visited the strikes today along with Senator Paul Gavan and local Councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh at Colbert Station today to offer our support and they are very angry that they have been forced in this strike. Minister Shane Ross and the Fine Gael party are hell bent on taking our national bus company down the path of wage cuts, service cuts and privatisation. This has been official party policy for Fine Gael since their 2011 manifesto pledge to open all bus routes to competition.”“In addition the current Public Service Obligation subvention is wholly inadequate. I am calling on Minister Ross to come out of hiding, face up to his responsibilities and do the job he is being paid for.”The Sinn Féin TD, who was on the picket line with workers on Friday, continued, “Fianna Fáil also have a role here- they are propping up this awful right-wing government and this appalling Minister. I am calling on all elected representatives to demand that Minister Ross intervene now. These workers and the travelling public have already suffered enough!”Deputy Quinlivan concluded, “The government need to immediately bring Bus Eireann under the direct ownership of the CIE holding company to solve the immediate funding crisis before embarking on meaningful negotiations with all stakeholders to secure the long term future of our public bus service” Linkedin NewsPoliticsQuinlivan calls on Transport Minister to ‘come out of hiding’By Editor – March 25, 2017 1065 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Print Previous articleGardaí investigating fatal road accident at AbbeyfealeNext articleHi-tech report will lead to better services for Limerick’s elderly Editor Beyond the neon runes Email School bus place tickets now being issued to pupils Time for action on airport passenger numbers Bus Éireann announces commencement of redevelopment works at Roxboro bus depot and maintenance facility Dublin airport cannot thrive at Shannon’s expenselast_img read more

SC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Urgent Release Of 187 Bonded Labourers Held At Brick Kilns In Bihar, UP [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Urgent Release Of 187 Bonded Labourers Held At Brick Kilns In Bihar, UP [Read Order] Mehal Jain3 Jun 2020 6:01 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on a PIL seeking urgent release and rehabilitation of 187 victims of bonded labour (including pregnant women, children and infants) who are being held at three different brick kilns in the States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Ravindra Bhat was hearing the plea of social worker Zahid Hussain alleging that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on a PIL seeking urgent release and rehabilitation of 187 victims of bonded labour (including pregnant women, children and infants) who are being held at three different brick kilns in the States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Ravindra Bhat was hearing the plea of social worker Zahid Hussain alleging that the victims of bonded labour are being made to do hard physical labour in inhuman conditions, including extreme heat, with only one meal a day. The Petition also seeks urgent directions from the Court to specifically formulate guidelines for rescue, protection and rehabilitation of bonded labourers during the covid-19 pandemic. It may be noted that Coming to the rescue of various brick kiln workers stranded in the state, the Telangana High Court has issued a slew of directions to the State Government to ensure that the workers are transported back to their native places and in the interregnum, are provided with adequate facilities to lead a dignified life. “Even after the enactment of the Bonded Labour Abolition Act, 1976, millions of adults and children across India are enslaved by the scourge of Bonded Labour, albeit in forms that continue to change…The Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant nation-wide lock-down has intensified every factor of vulnerability that bonded labourers are ordinarily subjected to. From increased isolation to restriction of movement, lack of food supplies, lack of healthcare, non-payment of wages and restricted access to law enforcement authorities, the Covid-19 pandemic has severely exacerbated the abusive conditions that bonded labourers are trapped in. It has also pushed persons who were not originally working in a state of bondage, into a state of bonded labour”, it is submitted. No Action by the NHRC The plea avers that on May 8, the Petitioner with the assistance of a civil society organisation filed three written complaints before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) alleging that 45 families [187 persons] were being exploited for illegal bonded labour at brick Kilns by the brick kiln owners. On May 11, the NHRC took cognisance of the aforesaid complaints, issuing urgent directions to the respective District Magistrates of Sambhal, U.P. and Rohtas, Bihar to depute a team of officers for conducting a spot inquiry and file an action taken report in the matter within 15 days. The NHRC in the said order specifically mentioned the fact that there are many pregnant women among the bonded labourer families in all 3 cases who are being forced to work by the owners of the said brick kilns and are in urgent need of rescue/ release, relocation, food and stay. Even after the order was communicated to the Sambhal local district administration, the administration has not concluded their spot inquiry by granting release certificates to the 62 victims. After a further representation by the petitioner, the District Administration through the Labour Enforcement Officer, Sambhal, conducted a very perfunctory enquiry of all the 17 families. Despite the spot enquiry, the administration of Sambhal District has asked the labourers to continue to remain at the brick kiln at the mercy of the brick kiln owners/ traffickers. The district administration has not made sufficient arrangements to move the labourers to an alternate safe location, arrange for their release certificates, ensure the payment of wages and access to healthcare and ration for the labourers. The labourers are left vulnerable to being tortured by the brick kiln owners for complaining against them and the owners have threatened to throw the labourers out without any payment for their labour.In other 2 cases, the office of District Magistrate, Rohtas has not taken any steps towards conducting the spot enquiry in both cases of Rohtas district and the laborers, including the pregnant women in both brick kilns, are forced to work long hours under terrible conditions and without statutory wages. Immediate Rescue of bonded labourers mandated by law The petition urges that the Bonded Labour Act, 1976 and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on Rescue, Release, Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Govt. of India, contemplate that bonded labourers have to be released forthwith, and provide for a 24-hour timeline of rescue after the receipt of a complaint. In the present case, this statutory requirement has been entirely overlooked, and despite the existence of bonded labour having been brought to the attention of the respondent authorities, no action has been taken till date. Section 4 of the Bonded Labour Act is cited, which reads that On the commencement of this Act, the bonded labour system shall stand abolished and every bonded labourer shall stand freed and discharged from any obligation to render any bonded labour. Section 12 of the Act, places a duty on the District Magistrate to act forthwith to eradicate the enforcement of such labour. The provisions of the August, 2017 SOP place an obligation on the DMs/SDMs or the Police to conduct rescue operations within 24 hours of receiving the complaint. It is averred that the addendum dated 17th January 2017 to the Central Scheme on rehabilitation of bonded labourers increases the immediate assistance up to Rs.20,000/- to be given to the rescued bonded labour/ survivor. “These provisions of the CS Scheme have also not been complied with in the present case”, it is argued. A violation of Article 14,19, 21, 23 and 24 and the prohibition on bonded labour: The PIL submits that while Covid-19 has caused a strain on state authorities, the constitutional right against forced labour under Article 23 and prohibition of child labor under Article 24 of the constitution and basic right to liberty and life under Article 21 cannot be suspended. The Petitioner states that it is incumbent upon the Respondent State Authorities to formulate a Covid-19 response action plan to address bonded labour and child labour across the country which takes the following considerations into account: a. Ensuring that bonded labourers do not suffer physical and/or sexual violence and that they are released to safe locations by taking all Covid-19 related precautions including social distancing measures. b. Ensuring that release orders and compensation already ear marked for bonded labourers under the CS Scheme is swiftly granted to bonded labourers to allow survivors to tide over the lack of alternate employment during covid-19 time. c. Access to healthcare for survivors who need urgent medical attention, and access to medical essentials such as masks and sanitisers. d. Access to food supplies for survivors who would need ration to survive post rescue. e. All owners engaging bonded labour are directed to release unpaid/ back wages to labourers for failure to pay statutory minimum wage in accordance with law. f. Take steps to ensure safe repatriation to source states or village where the labourers are trafficked from keeping in line with the travel measures allowed by the Union and State governments during the Covid-19 pandemic. g. Police complaints are registered against owners and agents who engage in bonded labour trafficking.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Evidence of success

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Is the way you practice based on sound research, or is it just the way it’salways been done? Nurses are increasingly expected to keep abreast of currentresearch, by Greta Thornbory The fact that you are reading this article indicates that you are interestedin improving practice and care, which is what continuing professionaldevelopment is all about. However, occupational health practice, by its very nature, is often isolatedfrom other healthcare practice. So how do OH practitioners know that what theyare doing is the right thing? How do they keep up to date with the latestpractice? And how do they know what they are doing is the most efficient andeffective way to practice? What is evidence-based practice? This article aims to explore and discuss what ‘evidence-based practice’really means, how it fits into clinical effectiveness and the steps that areneeded in order to ensure that OH nursing practice is evidence based. Althoughthere has been a move towards evidence-based practice. It does have itslimitations. Pearson, cited by Johnson and Griffiths1, cautions that it is nota cure for all nursing ills and McKenna et al2 demolishes some of the mythssurrounding the concept. Today’s nurses are expected to care for their patients, identify theiractual and potential problems, and develop research-based strategies “toprevent, ameliorate and comfort” so says Dicenso et al3. They go on to say that nurses are also expected to take on worktraditionally done by doctors and to be highly educated empatheticcommunicators. They need to be critical thinkers and keep abreast of importantresearch findings. Traditionally, nursing has been derived from knowledge basedon anecdote and tradition1. Think back to your own training – why did you dowhat you did? Was it because sister or staff nurse told you to – and why didthey do it? There have been some classic examples of ‘habit-based practice’such as salt in the bath. The evidence-based healthcare movement has developed rapidly over the past10 years4 and is thought to have originated in Canada as “…theconscientious, explicit and judicial use of current evidence in makingdecisions about the care of individual patients”. Such a definition does not necessarily suit OH nursing because manypractitioners do not have individual patients – but rather clients – and it maybe populations of employees on which decisions about care are being made.However, Dicenso et al3 say that research utilisation has been defined as the useof research findings in all aspects of work as a nurse and they believe thatthis is the same as the definition for evidence-based nursing. But is all this known under another name and as part of ‘clinicaleffectiveness’ defined by the RCN5 as “doing the right thing in the rightway at the right time for the right patient”? The RCN goes on to say thatclinical effectiveness, of which evidence-based practice is part, is aboutmaking sure that you offer the best care possible for an individual patient orfor a population. Fennessy6 says that the concepts of evidence-based practiceand evaluation, or clinical audit, are brought together into a coherent modelfor improving clinical practice and as such form the parts of clinicaleffectiveness. The steps for clinical effectiveness and evidence-based practice require anenquiring mind, and an ability to look at and criticise one’s practice. Recent questions about health assessment that have been asked on one of theOH Websites indicate that nurses still cannot justify why they are undertakingcertain screening procedures for pre-employment health assessment. Further questioning by expert practitioners indicates that they have notconsidered the evidence base for their practice and cannot give an explanation fortheir actions; rather their practice is based on habit. If occupational healthnurses are to move forward with clinical effectiveness and evidence-basedpractice perhaps this is one area with which to start. The first steps requirelooking at practice and developing a questioning attitude to day-to-daypractice5. Information gathering The next step is to gather the ‘evidence’, to search for and gather relevantinformation and to look for the best available knowledge5,6. The problem hereis in deciding which evidence is ‘good’ and how to go about finding it in thefirst place. According to Evans and Pearson7 the demand for evidence to support practiceis growing, but finding the best evidence is becoming increasingly difficult.They go on to say that the need for evidence on which to base care is growingas a result of many factors such as: – the expectation of high quality services – the demand for redress and compensation – the existence of many new technologies, procedures and products OH practitioners are answerable to both employers and employees who allexpect a high quality of service. This is especially so because they are payingfor the OH service. OH practitioners must therefore be able to justify theiractions and give explanations for them. Pre-employment health assessment is an example of OH nursing practice thatneeds to be evidence based. What screening is actually undertaken during healthassessments and why? Does research indicate that one-off screening tests, suchas blood pressure measurements and urinalysis, are effective indicators of aperson’s health status and fitness to work? Despite much research into the best ways to measure blood pressure thereremains considerable controversy8. Urinalysis may detect early signs of disease,but research undertaken in 1992 showed that only 0.9 per cent of a sample wereundiagnosed diabetics9. Research-based evidence is available and it is apractitioner’s duty to ensure that he or she finds it, reads it and acts uponit, as nurses are personally accountable for their practice10. These examples are only the tip of the iceberg and a thorough search ofnursing literature is necessary to ensure that all aspects of any topic areexplored. Information is available in a variety of forms and it is important to beclear about what you want to know or find out and to be aware of how to accessall forms of information. With the advance of technology and the Internet, moreand more resources are available and searching for information can be fun ratherthan a chore. Types of evidence There are a number of different types of evidence: – Primary research – Systematic reviews – Meta-analysis – Clinical guidelines – Textbooks – Expert opinion Each has its own place and significance in evidence-based practice and thefirst four will be discussed, highlighting their relevance to OH nursingpractice. A thorough literature search is necessary to identify what evidenceis available. Primary research Primary research is usually published in professional journals. The bestevidence comes from ‘randomised controlled trials’ and results from suchresearch are ranked highly11. However, such research is not always ethicallypossible with regard to nursing practice1. Finding best evidence is becoming increasingly difficult7 and it is notenough just to find relevant research, the work needs to be closely examined toassess and decide on its quality and worth. This is where ‘critical appraisal’skills are needed. Critical appraisal means checking that research was doneproperly, that the method was suitable and that its findings are relevant toyour area of practice. It is worthwhile looking for a course to help withdeveloping these skills. Further information is given at the end of thearticle. Systematic reviews To make life easier for evidence-based practice and to find a way around thevast quantity of research, a system called ‘systematic review’ has beendeveloped. Evans and Pearson7 describe systematic reviews as the ‘gatekeepers’ ofnursing knowledge and argue that they represent the ‘gold standard’ in researchsummaries. Along with Johnson and Griffith1 they found that most researchregarded as credible in the healthcare sector depend on randomised controltrials and agree that such methods do not do justice to nursing research. Their paper discusses the issues that need to be considered and addressedfor more appropriate systematic reviews of nursing research. They also say theaim of a systematic review is to provide reliable summaries of past researchand this is exactly what OH practitioners need. Magarey4 defines a systematic review as “the application of scientificstrategies that limit bias to the systematic assembly, critical appraisal andsynthesis of all relevant studies on a specific topic”. In other words itdoes the work for you. It is worth reading more about this topic and thereferences given in this article are available free online to RCN members.Systematic reviews can be found on a number of databases and in specialistjournals (see the list at the end of this article). It is also worth looking atsome reviews to get a clear idea of how they work and what they say. Meta-analysis Briefly, meta-analysis is a process of pooling together a number of, oftenconflicting, small research studies on the same topic to give one overallpicture. It is necessary to be cautious about the results of this process, andto understand it properly, before accepting the results on which to base or makechanges to practice. Clinical guidelines Clinical guidelines are developed by professional organisations, such as theroyal colleges or at local levels by large healthcare providers. In OH they mayhave been developed by specific companies with large OH services. They shouldbe based on up-to-date and suitably appraised evidence and give guidelines forpractice and management, helping to set an overall standard. Clinicalguidelines are being developed on a number of topics at a national level and itis worth looking at an example for OH practice, such as the UK Guidance on BestPractice in Vaccination Administration12, available from the RCN. Don’t forgetthat guidelines should be: – Based on valid and reliable research – Prepared by a multi-disciplinary panel – Not past their use by date5 Implementation It has been said, anecdotally, that to go from research to a change inpractice takes 10 years. To ensure that your practice is evidence based takestime and a questioning mind. Nurses may not have the time or resources toundertake searches or read research, reviews or guidelines. They may feelthreatened or anxious about making changes. But some will want to make changesto practice for the benefit of their clients and the organisation they work for.Changes can be made if they are handled carefully and evidence of the benefitscan be shown. Working with a committed team helps, but if you work on your own it may takemore courage. Discussing this with a respected colleague, even in anotherorganisation, may help. The RCN5 suggests the following key points forintroducing change: – Decide on priorities for change – Don’t take on too much – Be realistic – Don’t try and do it on your own – Involve your colleagues – Remember, change can be difficult – Don’t expect things to change over night – And don’t forget to build in some evaluation, or clinical audit. References 1. Johnson M, Griffiths R (2001) Developing evidence-based clinicians.International Journal of Nursing Practice 7: 109-118 2. McKenna H, Cutliffe J, McKenna P (2000) Evidence based practice:Demolishing some myths. Nursing Standard 5 January, 14(16): 39-42. 3. Dicenso A et al (2000) Introduction to evidence basednursing.www.cebm.utoronto.ca 2002. 4. Magarey J M (2001) Elements of systematic review. International Journalof Nursing Practice 7:376-382. 5. Royal College of Nursing (1999) Doing the right thing; clinicaleffectiveness for nurses. London: RCN. 6. Fennessy G (1999) What’s the evidence? Clinical effectiveness. NursingUpdate Unit 87, Nursing Standard Nov 11, 3(8). 7. Evans D, Pearson A (2001) Systematic Reviews: gatekeepers of nursingknowledge. Journal of Clinical Nursing 10: 593-599. 8. Beever M (1998) On the way up: hypertension. Nursing Update Unit 80, Nursing Standard 18 March, vol 12(26). 9. Worral G, Moulton N (1992) The ratio of diagnosed to undiagnoseddiabetics in patients 40 yrs and older. Canadian Journal of Public Health83(5): 379-381. 10. UKCC (1992) The Scope of Professional Practice. London: UKCC. 11. Belsey J, Snell T (1997) What is Evidence-Based Medicine? HaywardMedical Communications Ltd. 12. Driver C et al (2001) UK Guidance on Best Practice in VaccinationAdministration, Shire Hall Communications. Critical Appraisal11  Critical appraisal is the method ofassessing and interpreting the evidence by systematically considering itsvalidity, results and relevance to the area of work being considered.Questions to ask – Do you know why you do what you do?– Can you give an explanation as to why you are doing it?– Are you up to date or is your practice based on habit?Sources of  information for evidence-based practiceJournalswww.nursing-standard.co.ukRegister and you can access Nursing Standard’s archive and download researcharticles and CPD articles from all the RCN journalswww.personneltoday.comThe site for Occupational Health journalwww.freemedicaljournals.comThis site concentrates primarily on medical journals but it isgood for some specialist information. Beware, as some of the journals are onlyfree for a trial period after which you will need to subscribewww.nursingtimes.co.ukwww.heapro.oupjournals.orgThis is the site for Health Promotion International with leads to HealthEducation Research and many other relevant journalswww.nursing-libraries.org.ukA new site aimed at nurses in Wales but will be expanding to cover the rest ofthe UK. This site outlines where nurses can access libraries and whichfacilities are availablehttp://omni.ac.uk/An extremely useful site which provides a gateway to biomedical resources. Itincludes some free access to Medline and other databaseswww.nursingnet.org/American site with links to electronic journals and someinteractive featureswww.jr.ox.uk/bandolier/For research systematic reviewswww.cochrane.hcn.netFor research on systematic reviews -the gold standard!Nursing and health information siteswww.rcn.org.ukIf you are an RCN member you can register, log on and download several journals(www.blackwell-synergy.com) as well as join BNI (British Nursing Index), whichgives you access to search facilities www.nmap.ac.ukAn extremely informative site containing a lot of information relevant tonursing practice including lots of links to other useful siteswww.nelh.nhs.ukPart of the Government’s information for health strategy. This site is stillbeing developed but is worth visiting. A series of branch libraries is beingdeveloped; the first includes Primary Care Groups and Mental Healthwww.man.ac.uk/rcnLinked to the RCN Research and Development Co-ordination Centre at ManchesterUniversity. This website enables you to search according to geographicareawww.shef.ac.uk/~nhcon/nuuk.htmAn extremely informative site containing a lot of informationrelevant to nursing practice including links to other useful siteswww.healthcentre.org.uk/hc/default.htmThis site acts as a signposting service, providing information for patients andcarers as well as a separate staff room for healthcare professionalswww.healthgate.comA useful site providing information for patients, carers and health careworkers. Includes separate healthcare centres for women’s health,men’s health, mental health, alternative health, etc. Also includes detailed research facilitieswww.ukcc.org.ukwww.enb.org.ukwww.had-online.org.uk  (replaces HEA)www.health-news.co.ukVery useful site for up-to-date health care news of all sortswww.who.dkWorld Health Organisation Europewww.icn.chInternational Council of NursesOccupational health siteswww.jiscmail.ac.ukThis site allows you to join the mailing list for OH professionals – go tomedicine and health and then scroll down to occupational health – click on andjoin up. NB – there are other specialties on this site – go to healthand pick your own topic areaCritical appraisal course informationwww.phru.org.ukOxford Critical Appraisal Programme Old Road, Headington, Oxford,OX3 7LF 01865 226968Government siteswww.statistics.gov.ukA site for all the statistics you wantwww.hse.gov.ukwww.hsebooks.co.ukwww.doh.gov.ukwww.cdc.govAmerican communicable diseases centre www.eoc.org.ukThe site of the Equal Opportunities Commission Related posts:No related photos. Evidence of successOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

San Juan picked to win Region 12

first_img Written by August 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local San Juan picked to win Region 12 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-The 3A Region 12 football media day was held Tuesday at the Snow College Richfield Campus and the region coaches picked San Juan to finish at the top this year.Following the Broncos in the preseason region rankings as voted on by the coaches is the Grand County Red Devils, Richfield came in third, followed by Emery and Carbon with South Sevier rounding out the six teams in the region.Coaches and players from five of the six teams in Region 12 participated in the media day to preview the upcoming 2019 season. Grand’s coaching staff had conflicts and as a result they were not able to participate this year.The Richfield Wildcats started the media day off with coach Jason Hitchens and players: Brittyn Riddle, Wyatt Blackner, Lex Leany, Kasey Giddings and Gavin Brown. Richfield begins the season Friday, August 16 at home against Providence Hall and the kick off region play on September 20 at Carbon.Emery was the second team featured with assistant coach Chris Justice and players: Szion Gibson, Teagan Christman, Seth Justice and Jaymes Bowman. The Spartans begin the season Friday, August 16 at home vs. Millard and start region play on September 20 at Grand County.The Carbon Dinos were the third team featured with coach Josh Huntsman and players: Jaylon Dennis, Tyler Wright, Ryker Larsen, Ridic Migliori and Brandon August. Carbon will play at American Leadership Academy Friday, August 16 to begin the season and start region play by hosting Richfield on September 20.The region favorite San Juan Broncos were the fourth team featured with coach Barkley Christensen and players: Shaw Nielson, Ryan Imlay, Randall Flavel, Kian Conway, Porter Ivins and Tyson Billsie. San Juan kicks off the season with a game at Delta on Friday, August 16 and will start region play September 20 at South Sevier.The final team featured at the Region 12 media day was the South Sevier Rams with coach John Ramage and players: Tracen Winkel, Bo Louder, Brody Carter, Cooper Hessey and Connor Peterson. South Sevier begins the 2019 season with a county rivalry game at home against North Sevier Friday, August 16. They begin region play September 20 at home vs. San Juan. Tags: Carbon Dinos/Emery Spartans/Grand County Red Devils/Region 12/Region 12 Football Media Day/Richfield Wildcats/San Juan Broncos/South Sevier Rams Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Police Warn of Bill Collector Scam in Ocean City

first_imgThe Ocean City Police Department has received reports of attempted fraud targeting local businesses in Ocean City over the past few weeks.The fraud involves a person calling a business and identifying herself as an Electric Company representative attempting to collect on overdue bills. The caller gives a return phone number and extension for the business to call back.The initial call is usually made by a female. She tells the business to call back and speak with a named representative. If the business calls back, the phone will be answered. The business will be told they have one hour to make a cash payment by phone either with a prepaid money card or PayPal account. If the payment is not made the electric will be turned off, according to the scam.To date, the Ocean City Police Department has received a few reported incidents. One business did make a payment based on the information provided by the caller. This has been occurring in other surrounding communities and also in Ocean City since early summer 2014.If any local business owners receive a call of this nature, they should disregard the caller and contact the police department to report the incident. Do not give out any confidential information to a person on the phone. Do not send money to any unverified person or address before contacting the Ocean City Police Department at (609) 399-9111.— News release from the Ocean City Police Department Ocean City Police Departmentlast_img read more

The fall and rise of Greggs’ share price

first_imgGreggs’ share price saw a 6% year-on-year rise yesterday following the government’s decision to make a U-turn over the pasty tax.The high street retail bakery chain’s share price peaked at a high of 506.50p during early morning trading on Tuesday (29 May) at 8.16am, following the news that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, had decided to scrap plans to add 20% VAT to hot takeaway bakery products served straight from the oven.Greggs’ shares dropped by 4% to 528p on Wednesday 21 March when Osborne first outlined the now-scrapped VAT rules in the Budget, decreasing the company’s overall value by £20m. The company’s share price has fallen 14.5% overall in the past three months.The firm had warned that, with savoury sales representing over a third of its turnover, implementation of the tax could have had a material impact on its sales and profit.Greggs published an interim management statement on 16 May, ahead of its annual general meeting, reporting a 4.3% increase in total sales in the first 19 weeks of its new financial year. But the company additionally revealed its like-for-like sales (LFLs) suffered – dipping by 1.8%.British Baker will be reporting on the pasty tax U-turn in the next issue of the magazine, published on Friday 1 June.last_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Keller Williams To Headline Adirondack Independence Fest

first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong will play two sets when they headline the Adirondack Independence Music Festival on September 1st and 2nd. Keller Williams and Pink Talking Fish are also on the top of the bill for the gathering, which is slated to take place at the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in Lake George, NY.Other artists on the bill include Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, Jen Durkin & The Business, Lucid (x2), Lespecial, Formula 5, Swift Technique, and many more. The festival has also revealed that a “big headliner” will be announced in late July.Additionally, Adirondack Independence Music Festival will host a late-night show with Gratefully Yours and Goose at the nearby King Neptune’s Pub. Admission will be free for those who already have a festival wristband.Tickets for the Adirondack Independence Music Festival are currently on sale.last_img read more