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George S. Stuart

George Stuart is an American sculptor and historian. He has traveled the United States presenting historical monologues about the last four centuries in the Americas, Europe and China. To help audiences visualize the personalities in his monologues, Stuart created over 400 accurate, quarter life-size sculptures of personages with political influence from the 16th to the 19th century, his works have been exhibited in The Smithsonian and Clinton Presidential Library as well as at other museums and libraries throughout the United States. As a young boy, Stuart traveled to Europe and became interested in historical architecture. In his teens, he constructed a scale model of the French Palace of Versailles and began to experiment with the human form after receiving an articulated marionette as a gift. Stuart attended Georgetown University and the American University in Washington, D. C. where he studied history, economics and international law while preparing to become a Foreign Service Officer but his academic career was frustrated by dyslexia, a condition not recognized in those days.

In the early 1950s, he was offered a position at the Smithsonian Institution, where he sculpted figures of inventors to accompany patent models exhibited there. As a member of the Smithsonian staff, he participated in the development of the President's Wives exhibit. Stuart had to abandon his work for a time, he attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, where he was drawn to the performing arts. He began traveling the United States delivering historical monologues about politically influential people from world history in combination with displays of his historical sculptures; when Stuart moved to Ojai, California in 1959, he opened The Gallery of Historical Figures and began teaching workshops on figural construction and sculpting faces. In 1991, the city of Ojai presented Stuart with its Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award, he has been recognized by the United States Congress. Stuart's Historical Figures are on permanent exhibit at the Museum of Ventura County and the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Florida.

Temporary exhibits have been held at Pasadena Museum of History, the Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art, the Oxnard Library, California State University. He has created more than 400 "Historical Figures" in groups to complement his performances; the groups include, American Revolutionary and Civil Wars, English Monarchies, Bourbon Dynasty, Czarist Russia Manchu Dynasty (Nurhaci to Mao Tse-tung, Renaissance & Reformation, Conquest of the Americas, Really Awful People, Warriors of the Ages, Germanic Myth & Legend and his earliest works. Stuart's favorite figurine is that of Lincoln, which he describes as "...the most enjoyable thing I did. Compelling." Green, Lee. George Stuart's Historical Figures. Ventura County Museum of History and Art. ISBN 0-9729361-2-2. Davis, Ivor. "Making History: G. S. Stuart and the Art of Fine Detail". Ventana Monthly. Southland Publishing. 4: 32–35. Kettmann, Kevin. "The Art of History, The Fascinating Figurines of George Stuart". Ventura Magazine. "The Historical Figures of George Stuart"

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (India)

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is an Indian government ministry. It handles affairs relating to the Parliament of India, works as a link between the two chambers, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, it was created in 1949 as a department but became a full ministry. The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers; the current minister is Pralhad Joshi. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs works under the overall direction of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs; the subject of ‘Nomination of Members of Parliament on Committees and other bodies set up by the Government’ has been allocated to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs under the Government of India Rules, 1961 made by the President under article 77 of the Constitution. Functions assigned to the Ministry under the Government of India Rules, 1961 made by the President under Article 77 of the Constitution of India:- Dates of summoning and prorogation of the two Houses of Parliament, Dissolution of Lok Sabha, President's Address to Parliament.

Planning and Coordination of legislative and other official business in both Houses. Allocation of Government time in Parliament for discussion of motions given notice of by Members. Liaison with Leaders and Whips of various Parties and Groups represented in Parliament. Lists of Members of Select and Joint Committees on Bills. Appointment of Members of Parliament on Committees and other bodies set up by Government. Functioning of Consultative Committees of Members of Parliament for various Ministries. Implementation of assurances given by Ministers in Parliament. Governments stand on Resolutions. Secretarial assistance to the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. Advice to Ministries on procedural and other Parliamentary matters. Coordination of action by Ministries on recommendations of general application made by Parliamentary Committees. Sponsored visits of Members of Parliament to places of interest. Matters connected with powers and immunities of Members of Parliament. Parliamentary Secretaries - functions.

Organisation of Youth Parliament Competitions in Schools/Colleges throughout the country. Organisation of All India Whips Conference. Exchange of Government Sponsored Delegations of Members of Parliament with other countries. Determination of Policy and follow up action in regard to matters raised under rule 377 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha and by way of Special Mentions in Rajya Sabha. Manual for Handling Parliamentary work in Ministries/Departments; the Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament Act, 1953. The Salary and Pensions of Members of Parliament Act, 1954; the Salary, Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977. The Leader and Chief Whips of Recognised Parties and Groups in Parliament Act, 1998. Arjun Ram Meghwal V. Muraleedharan Official website

New Jersey Department of Health

The New Jersey Department of Health is a governmental agency of the U. S. state of New Jersey. New Jersey's State Board of Health was established in 1877, its administrative functions were vested in the Department of Health, created in 1947. In 1996, the latter was renamed the Department of Senior Services. In 2012, senior services programs moved back into the Department of Human Services, DHSS again became the Department of Health; the department oversees numerous types of health facilities, for example hospitals, family planning, psychiatric hospitals, drug abuse treatment, primary care facilities, nursing homes, hospice care, assisted living, adult day care, therapies and tests such as hemodialysis. There are four branches: Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, Office of Population Health, Health Systems, Public Health Services; the department regulates medical marijuana in the state. Although it allows edibles to be cooked at home, it does not allow dispensaries to sell or manufacture edibles.

The Commissioners of the New Jersey Department of Health have spanned 22 terms: 20th - Christopher Rinn 21st - Shereef Elnahal 22nd - Judith Persichilli In 2006, New Jersey’s Department of Health and Senior Services began licensing private medevac helicopter companies to supplement State Police helicopters. In December 2007, the Public Health Council of New Jersey approved the first state policy in the United States mandating flu vaccines for all New Jersey children, in order for those children to be allowed to attend preschools and day-care centers; the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services approved the decision of Memorial Hospital of Salem County on April 1, 2014. The health department noted that the hospital had only one obstetrician at the staff, births at the hospital had dropped from 385 in 2004 to 155 in 2012; as a condition of the closure, the hospital was still required to transport patients to other inpatient maternity services, or provide emergency stabilization to women arrive pregnant, delivery in cases where birth is imminent.

A local healthcare union spoke out against the decision, Health Professionals and Allied Employees argued the closure would negatively affect local income-women. In the end of May 2014, the hospital closed its maternity ward. In 2017, the NJ Department of Health joined with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to warn residents that New Jersey homes were at a high risk of naturally-occurring radon gas leaking in, killing residents. 22 areas in New Jersey were listed as high risk, with many of the areas concentrated in Northwest New Jersey. In April 2017, Paterson councilman Michael Jackson stated that because every municipality did not have its own board of health, Paterson was "currently operating illegally." He said that the city council was obligated to fulfill duties as the de facto Board of Health, hold one annual meeting. His argument fell into dispute. In 2018, the department found in an investigation that around 3,000 patients could have been exposed to bloodborne diseases at Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

In late October 2018 the department sent a team of infection control experts and epidemiologists to several pediatric healthcare facilities in the state to "assess infection-control procedures and to train staff," after deaths in the 2018 United States adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. On October 13, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Health clarified they were investigating 26 cases with nine deaths, all at Wanaque. On April 5, 2019, the NJ Department of Health reported that New Jersey had seen 13 measles cases that year, that 13,000 New Jersey schoolchildren or more were unvaccinated. In April 2019, health officials from the department responded to a possible measles outbreak at a New Jersey restaurant. State Health Insurance Program - a statewide program of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Doulas - In 2019, The New Jersey Department of Health put $450,000 into creating a doula program in areas with high black infant mortality rates.

Lead testing - The department funds an initiative to hand out free lead kits to families in New Jersey. Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment - In April 2017, it became known that the NJ Department of Health was working with the New Jersey Hospital Association to jointly develop electronic access for the POLST initiative, signed by the governor in 2011 to allow New Jersey residents to detail their healthcare choices. Zika Hotline - As well as a pregnancy registry, the department maintains a Zika hotline. Population Health Heroes - In 2017, the department accepted applications to name several people from New Jersey as Population Health Heroes. ScreenNJ - The New Jersey Department of Health in 2019 developed the ScreenNJ cancer screening initiative with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; the department sometimes releases its own studies, comments on other studies that use its data. For example, the department collects data on fatal work injuries in New Jersey. According to the department, around 1,500 New Jersey resident died in 2014 from kidney disease, making kidney disease the ninth leading cause of death for state residents.

The department keeps a Zika Pregnancy Registry to watch for Zika, out of 59 pregnant women on the registry, 23 babies tested positive by April 2017. The New Jersey Department of Health Medicinal Marijuana Program released its report that suggested that new dispensaries would be required to meet an increased demand and help lower prices for patients, it called for raising the monthly marijuana limits. New Jersey Department of Health