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UWI FC to bolster attack in Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgDebutants UWI FC are holding their own in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). They have taken 23 points from 19 games and are currently eighth in the standings with 23 points, trailing seventh-place Reno on goal difference.The league is more than halfway into the regular season, and according to the university’s director of sports, Dalton Myers, they will be making a big move in the transfer window to bring in two players to boost their chances of survival.Based on very reliable sources, the club is negotiating with out-of-favour national midfield playmaker Keammar ‘Dadda’ Daley and former Jamaica College and ex-UWI striker Anthony Grant.However, Myers insisted he could not confirm names until deals are completed.”We want to take some players in the January transfer window. We have been having trials and talking to players. We have a target from overseas who should start the next game, so we want to get that right, but until we confirm we cannot say much, because we don’t want anything to happen before closing the deals,” he offered.”They are Jamaican players: one of them plays overseas, the other one is here playing at another club. But it is very tight discussions and we are working on it,” was all he revealed.Daley is currently contracted to east Kingston outfit Harbour View, but has been woefully off form for the Stars of the East. Goalscoring ace Grant is a former McKendree and Bowling Green University player in the United States. He played in the USL for Michigan Bucks and Seacoast United Phantoms, before joining Richmond Kickers in the same league last year.Myers was full of praise for coach Marcel Gayle, adding that they are in a good position to achieve survival.”I have always said that he (Gayle) is one of the most underrated coaches in the island. He has shown that as he has taken players we barely knew and made us very competitive. Marcel has done great things with this team and we hope to have him here long term, to build the programme around him, give him a strong support system.He continued: “The goal is to finish 10th or better. Tenth or fourth is the same for us; we just want to survive. It’s a long season and there are roughly 14 more games to go, so anything can happen, as Waterhouse, Rivoli and Cavalier are more experienced teams than us, so we have to keep on picking up points.”We have to try and get a point in at least every game and make sure we don’t lose at home,” he added.last_img read more

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CattleWomen’s Corner Crock pot beef fajitas recipe

first_img2 large yellow onions, sliced1 red bell pepper, julienned1 orange bell pepper, julienned1 green bell pepper, julienned2 cups tomato salsa This recipe for crock pot beef fajitas comes from diethood.com.2 pounds beef chuck roastSalt and fresh ground pepper, to taste1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin 10 flour tortillas, warmedSour cream for garnishSeason meat with salt, pepper and cuminPlace in crock potAdd onions and peppers to the crock potPour salsa over meatCover …last_img

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Medical aid and health complaints

first_imgYour go-to guide on where to get advice and give complaints to when you have issues relating to South Africa’s private or public health services.There are various bodies established to investigate the complaint you have against a medical scheme, health practitioner, clinic or hospital. For example, you can report bad service to a manager at a clinic or hospital, or even a provincial helpline. (Image: Unicef South Africa, Flickr)Brand South Africa reporterGot a problem with your medical scheme, hospital, doctor, dentist, nurse, pharmacist or optometrist? Here’s where to go for advice and complaints – including how to find your nearest private hospital or trauma centre, or get information on treatment costs and scale of benefits.Medical schemesThe Council of Medical Schemes is a body established by the government to protect the interests of the public and members of medical schemes. Their website has a “complaints zone” where a complaint can be both filed and tracked online. Before submitting a complaint, you must first follow your medical scheme’s internal complaints procedure.Website: www.medicalschemes.comHospital complaintsIf you have a complaint about a government hospital, speak to the clinic or hospital manager. If you are not satisfied with the response, call the applicable provincial complaint line.See the Department of Health‘s contact directory or Health-e News’ contact listComplaints against private hospitals should be lodged with the Hospital Association of South Africa, a self-regulatory body that investigates complaints against its members. You can lodge a complaint via its website (click on “patients”), as well as find your nearest private hospital or trauma centre and get information on costs, financing of treatment and the scale of benefits.Website: www.hasa.co.zaHealth practionersDoctorsThe Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body that sets and maintains standards for health care in the country. Every health professional must be registered with the council, which has the power to institute a disciplinary inquiry into any complaint of unprofessional conduct by any of its members.Note that the council does not handle complaints against hospitals.Website: www.hpcsa.co.zaSouth African Medical AssociationThe South African Medical Association (SAMA) is a professional association for public- and private-sector medical practitioners. Membership is voluntary, with about 70% of doctors registered as members. Its website carries information on patients’ rights and responsibilities.Website: www.samedical.orgAlternative health practitionersIf you feel that an alternative health practitioner acted negligently or unethically, contact the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) that will investigate the complaint.Website: www.ahpcsa.co.zaNursesIf your complaint is related to a nurse, contact the South African Nursing Council, an independent statutory body that sets and maintains nursing standards in South Africa, and investigates complaints of unprofessional conduct by nurses.Website: www.sanc.co.zaDentistsThe South African Dental Association has a dental mediator, who will attend to your complaints.Website: www.sada.co.zaEmail the dental mediatorOptometristsThe South African Optometric Association will assist with complaints against optometrists who are members of the association. Their website offers a range of other useful services and information, including a directory of optometrists.Website: www.saoa.co.zaPharmacistsContact the South African Pharmacy Council. The website includes information on how to lodge a complaint, as well as forms and contact details.Website: www.pharmcouncil.co.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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First Peek at Path.io: Stealth Startup From Facebook’s Dave Morin & Sean Fanning of Napster

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification marshall kirkpatrick The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Three weeks ago Facebook Platform Manager Dave Morin announced he was leaving the company to start a stealthy new startup with Napster founder Sean Fanning. The new company is called Path and you can sign up to request access to the closed beta at Path.io. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell Google that the new company was in hiding and so tonight we have a fair amount of information about what these internet veterans are up to, courtesy of Google’s cache of the otherwise locked-up site. The company describes itself as “a tool that facilitates the creation, sharing and correlation of lists.” List creation is nothing new, but that’s not a problem. When world-class social technologists tackle an age-old problem, the results can be quite interesting. Check out what this team has developed so far.Morin and Fanning appear to be collaborating on the startup with Numair Faraz, an old friend of Napster, Plaxo and Facebook co-founder Sean Parker, and with some mysterious person named Fernando/L.C. from Portland, Oregon. The site so far is a list of lists. You make a list, give it a name and add items to it. Then you can see who else has made a list with the same name, what’s on their list and what the most popular items are across all lists with the same name. Lists are things like “best coffee in San Francisco,” or “evil corporations.” Faraz started a list with that title, but Facebook is the only company on it so far. Much like Delicious, there’s a nice clean URL structure like this: path.io/CharlesF/list/best_games or path.io/list/cute_videos or path.io/list/restaurants_in_sf/greens . The site appears aimed to have an API with advanced features like exposing geolocation, priorities and consensus.It looks pretty basic so far, but there’s a long list of beta users who have created lists titled “Features that Path needs to add.” Some of those beta list builders are some very serious heavy-hitters, like Robert Kissinger (Director of Product Management & Interaction Designer at Electronic Arts), Joi Ito (CEO of Creative Commons) and Jordan Mendelson (Senior Product Manager, LinkedIn). That Path team has put together a great list of beta testers, so when the company says it doesn’t know yet what exactly it’s going to launch, that has to be taken with a grain of salt.Can a service for building lists really be that exciting? Many people asked the same question about a social Q&A site when another ex-Facebooker, Adam D’Angelo, recently launched Quora. (Which we also published the first screenshots of.) That site turned out to be amazing in terms of design and user experience. We have high hopes for Path. It’s another example of a basic human experience turned exciting by the network effects, location awareness, APIs and other features of the new social web. Just like Twitter and Facebook asked you what you were doing and made that the foundation for a world-changing technology platform, now services like Foursquare and Gowalla are trying to do the same with where you are, Plancast with what you’re planning on doing in the future and, we suspect, Path with what you like to bundle together in a list. We look forward to seeing what this All-Star team puts together.We don’t know yet when Path will launch. We’ll update this post with more information from the founders as we receive it and we’ll take a much closer look once we get access to the site itself.center_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Tags:#Features#news#NYT#social networks#web last_img read more