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Is everybody ‘all over America’ ready to see 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo?

Is everybody ‘all over America’ ready to see 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo obviously is excited for his comeback’s launch party this Sunday in the 49ers season opener at Tampa. He’s not the only one.“Everybody is,” right tackle Mike McGlinchey said Wednesday. “Not just here, but everybody all over America is ready to see what Jimmy can do.“We expect nothing but great things from him this week.” (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group)Such are the …last_img

Over a million South Africans volunteer

Over a million South Africans volunteer

first_img4 November 2011 About 1.2-million South Africans spent 379-million hours on volunteer work in the 12 months ending June 2011 – the equivalent of 182 351 people working full-time at a cost (had it been remunerated work) of R7.5-billion. According to Statistics South Africa’s latest Volunteer Activities Survey, released on Tuesday, about 1.2-million South Africans were involved in volunteer work in the second quarter of 2011.Volunteer rate of 3.5% Given an estimated total population, aged 15 years and above, of 34.4-million, this means South Africa’s volunteer rate stands at 3.5%, with women volunteering at a higher rate (4.3%) than men (2.6%). Stats SA said that, of the 1.2-million who volunteered, about 53.9% did so as individuals (or were “direct volunteers”), 36.8% through organisations only, and 9.3% both directly and through organisations. The majority (about 90%) were involved in just one volunteer activity. Among organisation-based volunteers, 249 000 volunteered through religious organisations, 185 000 through charities, non-profit organisations, NGOs or CBOs, and the rest through other types of organisations.Increased with age, up to 45-54 The volunteer rate increased with age up to the age of 45-54 years, after which it declined, Stats SA reported. White South Africans had a higher volunteer rate than other population groups. “Apart from the satisfaction that comes from helping people, the volunteers were asked whether they received or expected to receive something for their help,” Stats SA said. Of those who answered “yes”, the “something” they received or expected to receive was out-of-pocket expenses (33.3%), skills or experience (28.7%), food (12.7%), or transport, clothes and shelter (8.1%). SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Health care goes high tech in South Africa

Health care goes high tech in South Africa

first_img21 April 2016The innovative Electronic Bed Management System (eBMS) had reduced patient waiting times for beds by at least two hours at some hospitals in the Steve Biko Academic Cluster in Pretoria, said the Gauteng department of health at the official launch on 19 April.During the pilot phase at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital earlier this year, the system proved successful and it was decided to roll out the eBMS throughout the cluster.On average, 27.7 million patients visit hospitals across South Africa’s Gauteng province annually and there has been a shortage of beds.What is an electronic bed management system?The project is about managing hospital beds in the context of high demand on public health #eBMS— MECHealthGP (@GautengHealth) April 19, 2016See more:Already, staff members have commended the new system.“Hospital personnel are using the information gleaned from eBMS to make both long- and short-term decisions that have led to some hospitals seeing a reduction in patient waiting times and better ward and staff utilisation,” the department said.How it workseBMS allows hospital staff to view bed availability within their hospital on a large display screen. Because of its cloud-based technology, the information can even be accessed via the internet on computers or mobile devices such as phones and tablets.“This system can tell us where we should take casualty patients immediately, this is based on real time information” – MEC Mahlangu #eBMS— MECHealthGP (@GautengHealth) April 19, 2016Better careKalafong Hospital clinical manager Dr Khin Htwe said management was using eBMS to make reallocation decisions about ward beds.“We have split not frequently used wards to move beds to a ward that is always busy,” added Htwe. “Having had the system in place since early January, Kalafong has already seen a two-hour reduction in their casualty waiting times.” It helped to improve patient care because of increased transparency.Gauteng emergency medical services will also use the system when transporting patients to hospitals, which will lead to better co-ordination of it services.MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu said the introduction of this system was part of initiatives by the department to improve health care provision through the use of technology.She anticipated the system would be fully implemented across the province by the end of 2016.MEC Qedani Mahlangu, addressing the #eBMS launch event. “This technology is crucial for hospitals and @GautengEMS ” pic.twitter.com/6Qe1EBUjOa— MECHealthGP (@GautengHealth) April 19, 2016Source: South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

Weakened cyclone Vayu crosses Kutch coast in Gujarat as ‘low pressure’

Weakened cyclone Vayu crosses Kutch coast in Gujarat as ‘low pressure’

first_imgCyclone Vayu has weakened into a low pressure and crossed Gujarat’s Kutch district on Tuesday morning, causing rainfall at some places in the State, a MeT official said. Rains are likely to continue till Wednesday in Kutch, Saurashtra and north Gujarat regions because of its impact, she said.“Cyclone Vayu converted into a low pressure area when it crossed over Kutch in the morning. This will cause rainfall in the region,” said Manorama Mohanty, scientist at the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Ahmedabad centre.“Warning for ports has been lowered, but the advisory for fishermen will continue till Wednesday morning. The low pressure system is going to further weaken,” she said. The low pressure system will cause strong winds over northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Saurashtra and Kutch regions with a speed of 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph till Tuesday evening, the IMD said in a release. Weather will remain rough over northeast Arabian Sea and along and off the Gujarat coast, it said. Several parts of Saurashtra, Kutch and north Gujarat regions received rainfall in the last 24 hours, the state’s emergency response centre said in a release. In the last 24 hours, Talala and Veraval talukas in Gir-Somnath district received 33 mm and 25 mm rainfall, respectively, while Borsad taluka in Anand district got 29 mm rain, as per official data. Some parts of Dahod, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, and Sabarkantha districts also recieved showers during this period. Ahmedabad is also expected to receive moderate to light rainfall till Thursday, the IMD said. The cyclone was earlier predicted to make landfall in Gujarat on June 13. However, it later began to move away from the state, sparing the coastline of any possible damage. The IMD last Friday said the cyclone was likely to “recurve” and return to the coast in Kutch district as a weakened system.last_img read more