“Beware: Cyber scares!”

first_img continue reading » Happy Halloween, Compliance Friends! With the rise of social media, there seems to be a day and/or month for nearly every thing, occasion or cause. However, the observation of October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is definitely noteworthy. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to provide a reminder that each of us has the power to make the Internet more secure and possibly safer. The National Cyber Security Alliance identifies five principles for credit unions to stay safe online: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover.In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, today’s blog will review cybersecurity regulatory requirements and provide resources in light of the National Cyber Security Alliance principles mentioned above. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

No claimant yet in WV of new PUI insurance

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – There isn’t a patient under investigation (PUI) in WesternVisayas yet who has claimed for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s(PHIC) new health insurance package. PHIC regional director Valerie Anne Hollero announced that PhilHealth’sCircular No. 2020-0004, which took effect on Jan. 30, provides a new healthinsurance package for the PUIs. It was crafted after the World HealthOrganization declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a publichealth emergency. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) regional director Valerie Anne Hollero (2nd from left) makes a courtesy call to Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao on March 3. Hollero said that no patient under investigation in Western Visayas has yet to claim the new health insurance package provided by the PHIC. PHILHEALTH REGION VI The two Antiqueños, – both seafarers – who tested negative of COVID-19could still claim the said package. Holero also said that she plans to hold a regular quarterly meetingwith the stakeholders of this province so that they could bring up to her thePHIC claims and other health-related concerns. Hollero added that since the said health insurance package is new, itmust be a reason why no PUI in Western Visayas has yet to make claim of it.center_img “The PUIs could claim the benefits package even if their laboratoryresults turned out to be negative,” she added. Of the P14,000 benefit package, the 30 percent of it will be for theprofessional fee of the attending physician and the remaining 70 percent willbe for the laboratory examination, medical supplies and the room where the PUIwas admitted. “We will regularly have a meeting with the healthcare providers so thatthere would be smooth sailing relations,” she said. (PNA) “There is a new benefits package for the PUIs in the amount ofPHP14,000,” she said.last_img read more

A Visit to Bomi Lake

first_imgSometimes the most exciting weekend activities are visits to places that are off limits to the mind. That makes the journey all the more fascinating; especially to places we don’t get to visit often. Bomi Lake is situated in the middle of the surrounding mountains and is about 300 feet deep. The area was once an iron ore mine owned by the Liberia Mining Company, which finally closed down in the late 1970s due to the reduction of iron ore on the world market.After we passed Tubmanburg, the capital city of Bomi County, the LIB Life team had to stop and ask for directions, as the road leading to the lake has no signs directing travelers on their expedition. The road from Tubmanburg to Bomi Lake is not that long but is a very rough, uphill terrain. It is recommended that a sport-utility or higher-built vehicle be used when accessing the lake. The lake is a regular hangout spot for many youth living in Tubmanburg. On the way up the mountain, there are groups of them going and coming from the place, and can readily give directions on the right way. It only took us a few minutes before we parked in front of our destination: a calm, beautiful lake with an amazing history.As we drove through the rock, the spectacular view revealed itself in the sun’s reflection on top of the water, giving it the blue surface from whence its name is derived. When our LIB Life team drove further down to the mouth of the lake, I noticed that the iron ore mining operations had left large cascading platforms on the mountains, but that was not all. I was surprised to find that the water had risen to the extent that it covered the vast hole left behind. I began to wonder where the water came from to fill the crater, since it is not linked to any flowing water sources. When I asked one of the boys who were taking care of the area to show me where the water came from, he pointed his finger directly up a mountain far above the lake in front of me. It became clear to me that the waters sprang from there and ran down into the crater. Indeed, the mark indicating the water’s origin and trail was clear. On that particular day, however, I saw no water running down into the crater, and I again asked why. He explained to me that we are in the dry season; but that when the rains arrive, the water will flow again. Whether rain or shine, however, the lake never rises above its banks, nor does it run dry.It was not just the color of the water that fascinated me but also its warmth, purity, and the incredible beauty of the entire environment. The singing of the weaver birds from their nest-covered trees rendered my mind stress free like never before and the cool air gave me a warm sense of relaxation. The site would be wonderful for a hotel or casino, and of course water sports. The water level is absolutely stable, making it a fantastic scuba diving spot. There is ample flat ground around the lake for picnics and other group or more private activities. The lake is managed by the office of the Mayor of Tubmanburg, which is responsible to keep it clean and safe. There is a cost to enter the facility: approximately L$100 per person and US$5 for vehicles. From the trip, I came away with the overwhelming conclusion that if Bomi Lake is properly taken care of, it definitely has the potential to rival any world-class tourist destination.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

James McClean brands Stoke fans ‘uneducated cavemen’ after abuse over poppy

first_img 1 BEST OF SORRY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Most Read In Football The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions McClean has not worn a poppy since moving to England tense gameday cracker “I accept that but I would ask people to be respectful of the choice I have made, just as I’m respectful of people who do choose to wear a poppy.”Despite asking for his decision to be respected, McClean was subjected to abuse on Saturday, and he blasted his critics in a foul-mouthed Instagram post.He wrote: “Your abuse, your throwing things, your booing, do your worst.“To the home fans that are actually educated and support me, thank yous.“To the section of uneducated cavemen in left hand corner of the boothen end stand that want to song their anti irish song each game and call me a fenian this and that.. i am a PROUD FENIAN no [email protected]#t will ever change that, so sing away.”The opening line of McClean’s post is a quote from Bobby Sands, who died on hunger strike in 1981 at HM Prison Maze.McClean, 29, was born in Derry, where British soldiers shot dead 13 civilian protesters during ‘Bloody Sunday’. The Saville Inquiry, made public in 2015, concluded that the 1972 kills were both ‘unjustified’ and ‘unjustifiable’. revealed RANKED center_img LATEST scrap Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops James McClean will be investigated by Stoke City and the Football Association for comments he made on social media calling a section of the club’s support ‘uneducated cavemen’.McClean took to Instagram on Sunday after suffering abuse at the end of Stoke’s home draw with Middlesbrough over his decision to not wear a poppy.Objects were thrown at McClean from the away end, while the winger also blasted a section of Stoke’s own support who ‘sing their anti Irish song each game’.Last week, McClean issued a statement which confirmed he will not wear a poppy this year, having refused to do so since moving to English football in 2011.“I know many people won’t agree with my decision or even attempt to gain an understanding of why I don’t wear a poppy,” he wrote. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Stoke chiefs are aware of McClean’s post and will discuss it with him when he reports for training on Monday, while it will also be investigated by the Football Association.last_img read more