Ensuring senior Australians are vaccinated against COVID-19

first_imgEnsuring senior Australians are vaccinated against COVID-19 Tens of thousands of aged care residents in Australia will soon receive their first vaccine dose against COVID-19 next week.The Australian Government is ensuring those who are particularly vulnerable to the worst effects of the coronavirus receive the earliest protection, so priority is being given to residential aged care facility staff and residents.The vaccination program will begin in every state and territory and will include regional and rural aged care facilities. It is anticipated that the roll out to aged care facilities will take approximately six weeks.Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, said the vaccine implementation plan for residential aged care aimed to administer vaccines to more than 240 aged care facilities in the first week.“Vaccination for residents and staff will be made available through residential aged care facilities where they live or work, and it will be administered through an in-reach workforce provider,” Minister Hunt said.“Healthcare Australia will be providing the vaccination workforce in New South Wales and Queensland, and Aspen Medical will be responsible for the other states and territories.“The Primary Health Network in each region will be supporting the Commonwealth deliver to each of the aged care facilities in their area and the process is expected to draw from the extensive experience in delivering influenza vaccines to aged care residents.”Residential aged care facilities will be grouped, up to a maximum of eight facilities within a 30 kilometre radius to ensure efficient delivery of the vaccine.Vaccination for home and community aged care recipients and staff will occur in the community, and these people will receive information relevant to their situation shortly.It’s anticipated that people aged over 70 years who do not reside in residential aged care facilities, along with in-home and community aged care staff, will be able to go to specified central locations or medical facilities to receive their COVID 19 vaccination, as the time comes for their vaccination.Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck, said the Australian Government would be responsible for leading the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination program in the aged care sector.“We are consulting with relevant peak bodies and state and territory governments, but the responsibilities are clearly delineated so all parties understand their role in this critical and complex program,” Minister Colbeck said.“The New South Wales, Victorian and the South Australian governments will maintain responsibility for vaccinating residents and staff of the public sector residential aged care and disability care facilities in their state.“It is vital residents and families understand what information is available to them as the vaccine strategy is rolled out. I would encourage residents and family members to ask if they need help understanding the vaccine program and how it will affect them.“Importantly, the vaccine providers will be providing information about the vaccine and seeking consent from aged care residents or their substitute decision maker, to ensure they understand the risks and benefits of receiving the vaccine.”Everyone responsible for providing the vaccine in aged care settings will be required to have completed the relevant training, including on the use of multi-dose vials, cold storage and infection control.In the coming weeks, the vaccination program will reach more than 2,600 residential aged care facilities, more than 183,000 residents and 339,000 staff.Families seeking additional information and support can visit: https://www.australia.gov.au/ /Media Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. 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André Holland to Play Title Role in Richard II Four-Part Radio Play

first_img View Comments The Public Theater and WNYC are joining forces to present Shakespeare’s Richard II as a four-part radio play. Stage and screen star André Holland will lend his voice to the title role. Conceived for the radio and directed by Saheem Ali, Richard II was originally scheduled to begin the 2020 Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theater on May 19. As previously announced, the Public Theater canceled the upcoming season of Shakespeare in the Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Richard II will be broadcast over four nights beginning on July 13 through July 16 at 8PM ET on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 and on WNYC.org. WNYC will also make the series available as a podcast.Holland made his Broadway debut in the 2017 Tony-winning production of Jitney. His film credits incliude Moonlight and Selma. Across the pond, he performed in the title role in Shakespeare’s Othello alongside Tony and Oscar winner Mark Rylance at Shakespeare’s Globe in London as part of the company’s 2018 season.In addition to Holland, the cast will include Phylicia Rashad, Estelle Parsons, John Douglas Thompson, Thom Sesma, Barzin Akhavan, Sean Carvajal, Michael Bradley Cohen, Sanjit De Silva, Biko Eisen-Martin, Michael Gaston, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Miriam A. Hyman, Merritt Janson, Elijah Jones, Dakin Matthews, Jacob Ming-Trent, Maria Mukuka, Okwui Okpokwasili, Tom Pecinka, Reza Salazar, Sathya Sridharan, Claire van der Boom, Natalie Woolams-Torres and Ja’Siah Young. Richard II will feature original music composition by Michael Thurber, and Arabella Powell will serve as production stage manager. André Holland(Photo by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com)last_img read more

Stowe Brewers Festival expands in second year

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Stowe Brewers Festival is back for the second year – bigger, better, brewier – adding a third session and featuring more than 40 craft brewers from Vermont and across New York and New England, live music, more than a dozen food trucks, Vermont spirits and more. Held at Stowe’s Mayo Events Field, the 21-and-over event offers three sessions: Friday and Saturday, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now: standard tickets are $45 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 each. Standard ticket purchasers receive tickets for 15 three-ounce samples per session. VIP ticket purchasers also receive expedited festival entry, exclusive VIP lounge tent access, 2016 festival swag and a coveted “Hop the Line” pass. New to the festival this year, all attendees will receive five bonus “Spirit Tasting” tickets to use at a selection of Vermont distillers.“The brewer line-up is fantastic and includes a half a dozen brand new Vermont brewers who’ve started operations this year,” said Lisa Senecal, festival co-organizer. “We’re excited to be pouring some new releases from much-loved brewers and introducing new brewers to true craft beer lovers. It’s a great combination – we’re expecting a sold-out event.”The festival includes live music featuring three of the state’s premiere bands – Session 1: Gang of Thieves; Session 2: Michelle Sarah Band; Session 3: Josh Panda.Luxury motor coach transportation for attendees is also new this year. Roundtrip service from the University Mall in South Burlington, with free parking at the mall, is available for only $20 per person. Those driving to the festival will enjoy free designated driver tickets and free parking on site.The eco-friendly event will also benefit local non-profit organizations. “Our commitment to ‘doing good while having a good time’ continues in year two,” Senecal said. “The festival will again give a portion of proceeds to non-profits and is committed to a light environmental footprint with no plastic bottles, recycling and composting, all eco-friendly paper goods and utensils, a secure bike valet courtesy of Stowe Mountain Club and free, fresh, filtered water provided by What’s Your Watermark.”To buy tickets, sign up for emails or get more information, visit www.StoweBrewersFestival.com(link is external). Follow the festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stowebrewersfestival(link is external) and on Twitter at @StoweBrewFest.last_img read more

Millennials: How to attract generation share

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jason Vitug Jason Vitug is founder at Phroogal. Phroogal is answers and access to financial knowledge. Vitug has worked in the financial services industry for close to 10 years most recently as … Web: www.phroogal.com Details I’ve heard the term generation “me” placed on millennials in a not so positive light calling us self absorbed and entitled. I have to argue that generation “me” is really generation “we.” All that sharing isn’t a selfish act but is in fact a lesson given to us as children and adopted into adulthood.The previous generation taught us to share.Our minds developed quite differently. I’m sure the generation that raised us didn’t envision how the idea of sharing would manifest itself to sharing photos, thoughts, ideas and even money online.All this sharing is an effort to contribute to the collective experiences of the crowd.  We started by sharing our knowledge with others.  Eventually, we learned the value of listening to the information shared by others.  This led to crowd-sourcing information to determine which movie to watch, restaurant to dine and which financial institution was best for our situation.We grew up learning the importance of sharing and value others who share as well.What does this mean?Our values are not fundamentally different but reaching us requires a different approach. We have access to a plethora of information. The response from businesses is to create more information but all this adds to the noise.  So we are figuring out ways to find the most relevant and reliable information for our given situation. We’re crowd-sourcing through social networks and we’re openly talking about financial issues that were once taboo.How to reach Generation ShareShare your knowledge. We were brought up with the idea that sharing is caring.Share your values. Everything you build should have the sole purpose of helping.Share information. So much exists and it helps when you point out the information that we should be paying attention to.Ingrain the sharing philosophy in your credit unionCommunicate through social media. If you want to be found you have to be where millennials get information.Make content share worthy. Make it engaging, thought provoking and actionable.Make it easy to share your content. You got us interested now make it easy for us to re-share.We’re listening.Stand out by sharing your expertise within the financial realm. Aim to educate and position yourself as a helping place. Educating the crowd about your free checking account is selling. Educating the crowd on how to write checks or the proper use of debit cards to avoid fees is helping.Sharing your expertise in matters of personal finance when done correctly will only lead consumers back to the source. Selling a product or an intended benefit of a product will often lead consumers to crowd-source an alternative.We’re maturing as a generation. We’ve realized the potential to do great things through sharing. Our sharing philosophy leads to innovation, promotes social good and funds a stranger’s dream.When it comes to financial decisions we’re also willing to share what’s worked for us and listen to what has worked for others.ConclusionMake everything you do share worthy.last_img read more

Bell, Ward help UWF to 3-0 win at Valdosta State

first_imgNext Game: Preview Live Stats West Georgia 10/31/2015 – 1 p.m. CT Watch Live Full Schedule Roster October 28, 2015 BOX SCORE VALDOSTA, Ga. – The University of West Florida women’s soccer team defeated Valdosta State 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon. UWF improves to 12-4 on the season with an 8-3 record in the Gulf South Conference. West Florida and VSU finished the first half in a scoreless tie, and UWF held an advantage in shots and shots on goal. The Argos took eight total shots to Valdosta’s four and put four of those shots on target. Daryl Bell (Sarasota, Fla./Southeast HS) recorded three shots on goal in the first 45 minutes for West Florida, while Emily Vogler (Lynn Haven, Fla./Mosley HS) added one of her own. Bell picked up her 11th goal of the season in the 55th minute after the VSU keeper saved an Amber Pennybaker (Indianapolis, Ind./Tampa) shot inside the six-yard box. Kaley Ward (Saint Cloud, Fla./Tampa) added an insurance goal to seal the UWF win in the 80th minute, and it was her ninth of the year. Bell headed her second goal of the game and her 12th of the year to give UWF a 3-0 lead in the 90th minute. Earlier in the day, UWF jumped to fourth in the latest South Region rankings. The third and fourth seeds for each region in the NCAA Tournament will host a first-round game against the fifth- and sixth-seeded teams, respectively. UWF will host West Georgia for Senior Day and the Breast Cancer Awareness Game on Saturday, October 31. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Opinion: Too many teams with red and blue

first_imgAll Activity The Twins have been wearing red and blue since 1901, only a few years less than the Indians. 661 Rangers: Brick Red/Slate Blue Morgan33 16,001 Favourite Logos:Wild, Whalers, North Stars, Avalanche Location:California Opinion: Too many teams with red and blue By CaliforniaGlowin, May 5, 2018 in Sports Logo News Opinion: Too many teams with red and blue 1 5,026 661 Members But with other teams like the Twins, Pistons, Braves, Bills, Clippers, Avalanche, etc. is it really necessary? Recommended Posts What am I missing about this chart?  Official team colors?  Every team has a white road jersey, so it’s used if “unofficially” by 4 teams. Angels, but it really isn’t that big of a deal. They look fine. Baseball teams have so much history in their logos, so with the exception of a few, changing colors would not be smart. 280 posts oldschoolvikings 12,948 Sign in to follow this   One is gold, the other is yellow 344 4,436 Next Posted May 5, 2018 Phillies: Maroon/Light Blue accents Yeah.  I’m not convinced long-term red/blue teams need to change.  The Twins are red and blue and not Wild or T-Wolves colors.  Having a Twins color overhaul would be downright jarring for lifelong fans. CreamSoda 344 oldschoolvikings 1,761 Members Baseball had this happen as a result of World War 2. Almost everyone switched over to red, white and blue during the war and some stayed with it instead of reverting back to their original colors. Then when teams like Minnesota and Texas came into existence after moving from Washington they switched to differing colors of blue and red because coming up with unused colors wasn’t considered then. 3 This topic is now closed to further replies. Share on other sites Posted May 5, 2018 Location:Tampa Bay Posted May 5, 2018 Link to post 1,723 10 I don’t think there’s necessarily a problem with it, but I do think there are obviously examples of teams that should move away from it. And not necessarily teams that “fit” the RWB/patriotic theme. For example, the Capitals and Wizards had an incredibly cool thing going with the blue/black/bronze schemes. They were perfectly DC/federal/presidential. Made a ton of sense. There’s also always the idea of a green-themed DC team based off of federal bank notes. 16,001 0 210 2,517 Banned Bill81361 Members Share this post 284 12,787 posts 16,001 4 minutes ago, CaliforniaGlowin said: The overabundance of RW&B teams in the MLB borders on comical.  I know many of those looks are considered untouchable but it doesn’t make for a very interesting looking league. When you see the alternatives? Yes. The Pistons tried dropping red, white, and blue in favour of a trendy 90s colour scheme, and it was hated.  tigers -Texans, who come off generic but match the state flag, 17,646 posts Forums Home 2 Members oldschoolvikings 963 posts Posted May 5, 2018 Members Location:Tampa, FL 1,276 Location:San Antonio, Texas 5,125 posts 344 Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Weird chart… has some mistakes.  They’ve got the Packers, Vikings, and Jags with one gold, and the Chargers, Steelers, Chiefs, and Washington with another. MLB Share on other sites 7 hours ago, CaliforniaGlowin said: 13 Link to post Link to post Moderators CreamSoda IceCap Share this post Cardsblues02 Bomba Tomba Posted May 5, 2018 Share this post Posted May 5, 2018 Share on other sites 1,034 posts Share on other sites NBA Share on other sites The MLB is the only league where it’s really an issue IMO, although I’m usually in favor of more unique color schemes in ANY league. 4 9 16,001 5,026 Location:detroit Go To Topic Listing oldschoolvikings Prev Sports Logos 210 Posted May 5, 2018 Share on other sites 1,761 Avs, but that is really about it.  oldschoolvikings 3 SportsLogos.Net TBGKon 5 The NHL, on the other hand, has the ideal amount.  While four franchises use the colours in some capacity, there’s no overlap when it comes to identity.  The Canadiens put red first resulting in the perfect visual-counterpart to the Rangers while the Capitals and Blue Jackets mirror them with Navy instead of royal. 1 So little imagination. Yea, the war timing makes sense, thanks for the info. That Caps logo is great!  I wish they had that now. Pelicans (Purple and Gold) 5,026 6,553 posts 2,517 Twins: Forest Green/Light Blue Link to post Share on other sites Weird chart… has some mistakes.  They’ve got the Packers, Vikings, and Jags with one gold, and the Chargers, Steelers, Chiefs, and Washington with another. 3,803 This is just my opinion and I know it doesn’t mean anything, but I’m sick of it.  There are plenty of colors that either do not get used or could be used more.  Anyone else with me? Link to post 1,723 Share this post and blue (of teams who do). 2,517 I think its more along the lines of what colors sell.  Reds and blues (and maybe black) tend to be colors that can match with anything. Clippers (should go orange, blue) Share this post Share this post 1,723 seasaltvanilla NFL NHL It should always be Christmas in New Jersey 1 Share this post Share on other sites Share on other sites Members Members 1,723 Share this post Posted May 5, 2018 1,323 22,251 posts Link to post Tennessee? They could use a new scheme IMO, but it is more about the double blue. 16,001 Location:detroit The Twins have been wearing red and blue since 1901, only a few years less than the Indians. -Bills, who have had the colors for decades and have a strong identity/uniforms with their brighter blue -Titans, who could set themselves apart better by emphasizing their Columbia blue But yes, baseball is the real issue and I’m not sure what’s to be done about it. I like the idea of Philly going back to maroon and blue. The Twins could emphasize the yellow/gold they’ve added? If the Indians ever change their name they could start with a fresh color palette maybe… As things are, it’s hard to tell any of these franchises to change their colors and look for the good of the league. But overall it’s not that big of an issue since baseball has the best history of using white/gray to separate the teams and keep it clear who’s who. Link to post I would say ATL Hawks, but they have since walked away from the navy. Bill81361 1,276 1,323 Morgan33 I’ve long proposed a way for MLB to diversify (for some teams): Posted May 5, 2018 Share this post Sign in to follow this   Share this post Location:Denver, CO SportsLogos.Net The Avalanche aren’t even red and blue… Posted May 5, 2018 Last one… 21 Moderators Link to post Link to post 12,787 posts Share on other sites 1,620 posts Members DeFrank 2 1,323 SFGiants58 632 posts Cleveland: Navy/Light Blue, Maroon/Orange, etc. Posted May 5, 2018 Share this post Braves: Black/Red 11,361 posts Forums Home Posted May 5, 2018 277 posts 12,787 posts 2 Link to post oldschoolvikings Location:Calgary AB Canada oldschoolvikings We the North! 21,575 Share this post Location:California 4,436 Prev Share on other sites Members One is gold, the other is yellow Page 1 of 3   Share on other sites 12,948 Sports Logo News -Akronite- 16,001 But with other teams like the Twins Share this post 12,787 posts Link to post TBGKon Page 1 of 3   Share this post SFGiants58 Share this post -Patriots, who’s justification is obvious 1,761 oldschoolvikings 2 Members IceCap Favourite Logos:Columbia Fireflies, Big3 Aliens, LIU Sharks, LA Astra Link to post Royals: Purple/Yellow Location:Washington, DC (sorry, I’m kind of obsessed with these charts and graphs.) 1 Share this post Link to post 16,001 3 817 Members All Activity DeFrank Link to post 1,723 Next MJWalker45 Location:Baltimore 16,001 6 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said: Share this post The NFL isn’t THAT bad. You have the: Share on other sites Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites -Akronite- 14,934 posts CaliforniaGlowin Link to post Opinion: Too many teams with red and blue 5 hours ago, Bomba Tomba said: 1 hour ago, seasaltvanilla said: Posted May 5, 2018 Missing the point… the Chiefs, Redskins, Packers, and Steelers all wear the same gold, but that chart has them in different places. 8 I wanted to vent my frustration over how there are so many teams with red & blue colors in the major sports.  Yes I know this is America, and I’m OK with it being connected to the brand (Nationals, Capitals, Patriots, Texans, etc.) or if the team has had the colors forever (Cubs, Indians)  But with other teams like the Twins, Pistons, Braves, Bills, Clippers, Avalanche, etc. is it really necessary?  I can see the use of them in the past, but this is an era of new color possibilities.  Instead of coming up with different ideas, to me it’s like an easy lazy fallback because the colors are “American” and are generally accepted.     These teams combined with other red OR blue teams like the Dodgers, Angels, Rockets, Royals, Reds, Chiefs…it all seems too much.   Members 16,001 3,803 817 Bomba Tomba Posted May 5, 2018 Location:detroit 284 Share on other sites 1,620 posts Posted May 5, 2018 Of course, a lot of these identities are too set in stone now to really change. The rest of the majors should have followed Charlie O’s example in the 1960s. If navy/red can’t go, color distribution, accent colors, and fonts will work well enough. 3,160 posts Members Sports Logo News Posted May 5, 2018 Share on other sites Share this post 334 posts 4,436 210 Posted May 5, 2018 11 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said: Favourite Logos:Columbia Fireflies, Big3 Aliens, LIU Sharks, LA Astra Link to post So much white. CaliforniaGlowin seasaltvanilla Share on other sites 817 Members tigers Cardsblues02 Posted May 5, 2018 Link to post CaliforniaGlowin 4 5 3,803 Members 661 MJWalker45 3 1 16,001 Location:detroit In my opinion, red and blue are not overused because the color scheme works so well. I mean, its almost timeless! I have never heard anyone really gripe about a team using red and blue. Some teams, who don’t traditionally use red and blue, should stay away though. IMO, only a few teams from the big 4 shouldn’t use red Link to post Share this post CaliforniaGlowin 1,723 0 21,575 Share on other sites Weird chart… has some mistakes.  They’ve got the Packers, Vikings, and Jags with one gold, and the Chargers, Steelers, Chiefs, and Washington with another. 1,276 Members The Mellow Midori Link to post 2 Red Sox: Forest Green/Red (simple color swap, no red caps after Bucky Dent killed them) 45,948 posts 21,575 Members Followers 1 Share on other sites 3 Share this post 16,001 Posted May 5, 2018 16,001 12,948 OnWis97 284 Followers 1 1 Sports Logos Posted May 5, 2018 OnWis97last_img read more