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Coalition Govt decides to hold elections simultaneously

Leaders of coalition parties in the government have unanimously decided that elections will be held simultaneously across the country after completion of constitutional term of the incumbent government.

The decision was taken at a high-level consultative meeting of heads of all parties in the coalition government held in Islamabad on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair.

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and leaders of other parties attended the meeting.

The meeting discussed the overall situation of the country and especially the issues emanating from verdicts of Supreme Court’s controversial benches regarding the holding of elections in the country.

The meeting reposed full confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Maintaining that the authority to take all national decisions rests with the Prime Minister, the meeting reiterated the resolve to support all decisions by the Prime Minister.

The meeting clarified that the ruling parties have already started the process of political consultation within themselves regarding transparent, free and impartial elections in the country on a single day therefore Supreme Court’s mediatory role in this purely political matter is inappropriate. 

The meeting noted that the process of dialogue, consultation and consensus lies within the exclusive domain of political parties and they have been doing it successfully for years. It unanimously decided to keep the matter within the same ambit and brooded over the future strategy for taking the ongoing consultation process to the next stage.

Discussing the Supreme Court’s verdict of 19th of this month, the meeting deplored that the apex court’s order that federal government should release money without the approval of the Parliament ignores the basic scheme of Constitution.   

The meeting also expressed strong resentment over the Court’s observation that the Prime Minister has lost the

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Mobile health units offered in EP | News, Sports, Jobs

  • Stephanie Elverd | May 2, 2023

    EAST PALESTINE — When the Norfolk Southern train derailed on Feb. 3, the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County (CAACC) was among the responding agencies, providing mobile medical care immediately and later joining forces with the Ohio Department of Health to provide care to residents at the East Palestine Health Assessment Clinic in the days following the disaster.

    The agency is returning to the village this month to offer its services again as the village struggles to return to normal in the aftermath of the rail disaster.

    “We were there in East Palestine after the Feb. 3 train derailment and fire by offering our mobile unit and services at the Ohio Department of Health’s-sponsored Health Assessment Clinic, and we have made the commitment to continue to be there for those residents who want and need our services,” said Jenna Wonner, chief operating officer of the CAACC.

    According to a press release from the agency on Monday, “CAACC’s Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers Mobile Unit will be making East Palestine its home for a couple days each week starting this month.” The mobile unit will be set up in the parking lot at the First Church of Christ in East Palestine, located at 20 W. Martin St., to provide medical services on Mondays beginning May 8.

    “We’re going to be there on Mondays to offer East Palestine and surrounding area residents some of our primary health services, such as physicals, health check/well child exams, sick visits and lab services,” said Wonner. “We’re thankful to Pastor Bob Helbeck and his congregation at the First Church of Christ for allowing us to have our mobile unit centrally located in East Palestine. This makes it easier for residents to access

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    Healthcare, insurance, HR and a new editor – Grand Forks Herald

    Welcome to the May edition of Prairie Business magazine. This month we feature an interview with North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread, some creative solutions to the region’s health care worker shortage, and how human resources departments handle unlimited PTO, among other topics.

    I’m Carrie McDermott, the magazine’s new editor, and I want to take this time to share a bit about myself.

    I’m a southern California native, from the Riverside area, and graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a bachelor of arts degree in 1992. My goal was to work on magazines. Life had another plan.

    I immediately went to work for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The Press-Enterprise, and was bitten by the news bug. During my 17 years there, I worked in news, features, special sections, marketing and even under the business development department, where I worked on websites and special publications. Part of my job assignments included helping produce several community, lifestyle and business-to-business magazines, which satisfied my college dreams.

    My heart eventually brought me to North Dakota, where I worked for a small community paper in Wahpeton called the Daily News, as well as the weekly News Monitor. After 12 years covering the ins and outs of the southern Red River Valley communities, I was ready for a new challenge.

    Prairie Business called and I answered.

    I’m now in Grand Forks and learning all about the large region we cover. I’m looking forward to meeting the business leaders we write about, hearing about your industries and finding out what makes your organizations successful.

    Please continue sending in your employee announcements for our Prairie People section, which are also featured on our website.

    If you’re new to Prairie Business, you can subscribe for free thanks to the support of our dedicated advertising partners. To

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    Health Ministry Abolishes Taxes on Insurance for Select Kenyans

    Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha Wafula on May 1, announced that the government had in the next budget provided tax exemption on medical insurance for retired employees.

    In an interview on the sidelines of Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens, Nakhumicha stated that the exemption would also apply to companies manufacturing vaccines and biopharmaceuticals.

    The CS explained that the move was a significant step towards safeguarding the well-being of our retired workforce and promoting the production of life-saving healthcare products.

    “We have put in the palace a tax exemption for payment of interest for those who have retired which means that their payment for medical insurance will be exempted from interest.

    Health CS Susan Nakhumicha speaking during familiarisation engagement with the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Health on Saturday, April 15, 2023.


    Ministry of Health

    “We have also exempted interest for companies that are going to manufacture vaccines and pharmaceuticals. Anybody who wants to manufacture the vaccines is exempted from some sort of interest on their royalties,” the CS stated

    In addition, Nakhumicha revealed that the government had plans in place to operationalise an advisory council to address the concerns of healthcare workers in Kenya and submit recommendations.

    “The president stated that he will not go back on the benefits of the devolution and will ensure that healthcare workers get their salaries.

    “For now, as the Ministry of Health we are operationalising the Kenya Health Human Resource Advisory Council that will deal with the issues affecting healthcare workers and submit recommendations,” the CS noted. 

    On Friday, April 14, healthcare workers across the country announced that they would down their tools over delayed March salaries. 

    They noted that their woes had become unbearable since they, too, had bills to pay and families to take care of.

    “Occasional delays in

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    New partnership aims to protect NH’s Brazilian community against scams

    Members of the New Hampshire Brazilian Council, an organization that provides free legal consultation and referrals to other services to Portuguese-speaking immigrants, are partnering with the new Brazilian Consulate delegation.

    In the next few months, consulate staff from Boston will offer informational workshops to Brazilian leaders in the state about their services and programs.

    Immigration attorney and New Hampshire Brazilian Council Director Bruno D’Britto said these workshops are much needed in his community.

    “We have a history of being forgotten,” D’Britto said, “but we are optimistic that Brazilians in New Hampshire will find support in this delegation.”

    One concern shared by both parties is the prevalence of scams targeting community members. D’Britto said some Brazilians are paying fraudulent companies for car insurance. He also said some people are taking advantage of those who are looking for consular services, like passports or birth certificates.

    D’Britto said so-called notarios, or scammers who offer fast consular services in exchange for money, have targeted people in New Hampshire.

    “They pay a lot of money, and, at the end of the day, they see it is not what it was promised,” he said.

    D’Britto said his organization has consulted with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office about these scams, but a spokesperson said no one had reported this type of scam so far. D’Britto said he thinks people do not know how to file those complaints.

    The Brazilian Consulate is aware of this problem. To fight disinformation, they will train leaders in the community who can spread the word about the correct process. The partnership also plans to post videos with this information on social media.

    “They could sit with them for five minutes and solve their problem,” D’Britto said.

    Partnership members plan to meet with authorities in the southern part of

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    Advocates worry thousands of Virginians could lose health insurance as pandemic rules come to an end

    Hundreds of thousands of people in Virginia may be in danger of losing their health insurance.

    When the pandemic struck, Congress responded by passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, preventing states from terminating Medicaid coverage. As a result, the number of people who have health insurance skyrocketed. Now, the pandemic-era rules are ending, and the federal government is allowing states to unwind coverage and potentially remove people from the Medicaid rolls.

    Jovanna La Fosse worries about her family.

    “So, I’m trying to build up my life again, and with the new employment that I have, I don’t have enough coverage for my kids,” she explains. “Medicaid is a very good support for myself and my family, and if they take Medicaid from us, it will be bad for my son who has autism and really needs help with that.”

    Freddy Mejia at the Commonwealth Institute says unwinding coverage disproportionately harms children and minorities.

    “Recent national analysis suggests that children, Latino and Black individuals are particularly vulnerable to being dis-enrolled while remaining eligible,” Mejia says. “In fact, 74% of children who lose coverage nationally are expected to be dis-enrolled despite remaining eligible for coverage.”

    He says more than 300,000 people in Virginia are in danger of losing their health insurance as Virginia unwinds Medicaid coverage and dis-enrolls people over the next year.

    This report, provided by Virginia Public Radio, was made possible with support from the Virginia Education Association.

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    What Does “Contingency” Mean When You Hire a Car Wreck Injury Attorney?

    Paying upfront for a car wreck injury attorney in San Antonio isn’t an easy option for everyone. Instead, many choose to use a contingency fee arrangement. In this situation, the attorney is paid a percentage of the compensation total awarded to the client. If the client’s case is lost, the attorney will not receive payment.

    Benefits Of Hiring a Car Wreck Injury Attorney in San Antonio on Contingency

    No Upfront Costs

    Paying for an attorney’s time upfront can be a huge expense, and fear of this stops many from hiring legal help at all. If you’re struggling to cover medical bills after a car accident, a contingency fee can be a huge financial relief.

    For many clients, it can be the difference between getting help now or waiting too long. In Texas, you generally have two years to pursue legal compensation after a car accident. By removing the barrier of upfront costs, you can hire a lawyer sooner and pursue fair compensation.


    A contingency fee arrangement makes it easier for a lot of clients to believe in their lawyers. Clients know that their lawyer is taking on as much risk as they are in the situation. With the lawyer’s payment depending on the success of the case, it’s easier to believe that they’re motivated to get results.

    Clients who trust their lawyers often have an easier time navigating the legal system. They spend less time second-guessing their decisions because they know they’ve consulted a good source.

    Best Compensation Possible

    The contingency fee that your lawyer earns will be a percentage of the compensation awarded. This means that your lawyer will earn more money the larger your compensation is. When you hire a car wreck attorney on

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    Staying on Your Parents’ Health Insurance

    Health insurance coverage for kids under 26

    Per federal law, you can remain on your parents’ health insurance until your 26th birthday in most states. There are no restrictions before then, so you’re eligible for coverage under your parents’ plan even if you’re:

    • Married
    • Not in school
    • A parent yourself
    • Not living with your parents
    • Financially independent/not claimed as a tax dependent

    Can I stay on my parents’ health insurance after I turn 26?

    No, not in most states. There are several states offering extensions beyond age 26 with certain limitations. For example, New Jersey allows children to stay on a parents’ policy until age 31 if the child is unmarried and has no dependents. Learn more about age exceptions to dependent coverage in your state and how the Affordable Care Act applies.

    How long do I have to get health insurance after I turn 26?

    If you were covered through your parents’ employer and you’re turning 26, your window to get a new health insurance plan in place without a gap in coverage typically lasts until the end of your birthday month. When you’re switching health insurance plans, you can typically enroll at any time — no need to wait for an “open enrollment” period.

    Learn more about how health insurance works.

    Do I need health insurance if I’m young and healthy?

    Health insurance is essential for all, no matter your age or well-being. Accidents and illnesses can occur without warning, and expenses from medical emergencies can quickly become overwhelming. Additionally, health plans may cover pregnancies, pre-existing conditions, lab work, rehab costs, mental health services, and more.

    Can my parents kick me off their health insurance before I turn 26?

    Yes, your parents can kick you off their health insurance. Once you turn 18, your health care bills are

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    Affected by layoffs, JD.ID is now closing logistics

    Jakarta, IDN Times – JD.ID deactivates or terminates the services of JDL Express Indonesia, a logistics provider company affiliated with JD.ID and JD “logistics”.

    JDL Express Indonesia, since its establishment in 2015, has served a variety of logistics needs for corporate clients and online sellers, from regular, tailor-made service, fullfilment, cargo, last mile to cross border last mile by prioritizing the on-site payment method (COD). and services using the card on the spot (CSOD).

    “JDL Express Indonesia services will be deactivated as of January 22, 2023,” the announcement was made via the JDL Express website, quoted IDN Times.

    1. If there are shipping problems, please contact here immediately

    Affected by layoffs, JD.ID is now closing logisticsTelephone illustration. (IDN Times/Aditya Pratama)

    Customers are directed to contact JDL Express Indonesia via email [email protected], mobile number 0898-4955-000 and telephone 150900, if there are delivery problems.

    “If there are problems with sending your package, please contact our customer experience,” wrote JDL Express Indonesia.

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    2. Development of JDL Express prior to decommissioning

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    Affected by layoffs, JD.ID is now closing logisticscourier illustration (pexels.com/Polina Tankilevitch)

    JDL Express Indonesia, which operates under the legal umbrella of PT Jaya Express Transindo, previously used the J-Express (JX) Indonesia brand.

    Before closing, JDL Express Indonesia had 11 warehouses, more than 250 drop points, and more than 3,000 trained couriers to provide trusted and reliable services.

    3. JD.ID was hit by layoffs many times

    Affected by layoffs, JD.ID is now closing logisticsillustration of layoffs (IDN Times/Aditya Pratama)

    JD.ID had previously terminated employment (PHK) for its employees which was revealed in May 2022. This step was taken in line with improvisational efforts so that the e-commerce company can continue to adapt and be in harmony with market dynamics and industrial trends in Indonesia.

    “JD.ID also makes decisions such as restructuring measures, in which

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    Deloitte Indonesia Research Describes Data Management and Cybersecurity

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    The implementation of the Personal Data Protection Law (PDP) in Indonesia which was passed in September 2022 is appreciated by the public, including industry players. With more than 210 million active internet users, implementation of personal data management (data privacy management / DPM) plays an important role in business processes, especially for policy makers, digital business people, and the general public who are now getting used to digital services. For this reason, Deloitte Indonesia launched its latest report entitled Reforming Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Landscape.

    The Deloitte team of teams cyber from Risk Advisory Service (PT Deloitte Konsultan Indonesia/Deloitte Indonesia) together with Hermawan Juniarto Deloitte Legal, initiated the writing of a report on the PDP Law. This report is expected to be a starting point and reference in preparing various efforts to implement the PDP Law with comprehensive data management.

    Cornel Juniarto, Senior Partner of Hermawan Juniarto Deloitte Lega said the importance of accountability and personal data management for every corporation, public body and international organization that processes personal data as mandated by the PDP Law.

    This requires comprehensive handling related to cybersecurity and preparation of compliance principles in its implementation in various industries. “Deloitte Indonesia is ready to help business and industry grow together to drive Indonesia’s digital economy which is projected to grow to US$ 146 billion in 2025,” Cornel said in a statement in Jakarta, Thursday (26/1/2023).

    The PDP Law is intended for all organizations and business people in Indonesia to guarantee their data protection rights. The hope is that this can increase the competitiveness of business people in the technology sector and encourage the growth of the digital economy as a whole.

    The UUP PDP will also review every organization, institution or business actor in ensuring that the personal data of

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