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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
THE NORTH-CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY "EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST"
FROM COMPANIES WISHING TO SUPPLY
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL, ORTHOPAEDIC & NEUROSURGICAL IMPLANTS & INSTRUMENTATION
ON CONSIGNMENT FOR SURGERIES AT THE ERIC WILLIAMS MEDICAL SCIENCES COMPLEX
1. Interested Suppliers are invited to submit proposals which should include but not limited to:
• List of Implants and Instruments provided
• Prices of the Items
• Copy of consignment contract/agreement
• Quality Manual
2. The proposals should also include:
• A Valid Income Tax Certificate
• A Valid VAT Clearance Certificate
• A Valid NIS Certificate
• Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of Registration and/or Certificate of Continuance (as applicable)
• Recent reference of similar services completed
• Audited Financial statements for the past three (3) years
3. Any further information may be obtained from Dr. Natasha Kochhar, Head of Dental Services at (868) 662-9839 and
Mr. James Byam, Acting Head of Surgery Services at (868) 645-2640 ext. 2970 during normal working hours.
4. The ORIGINAL AND SIX (6) COPIES OF THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
must be placed in sealed envelopes addressed to:
The Chairman of the Tenders Committee
North Central Regional Health Authority
Building 39, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Uriah Butler Highway, Champs Fleurs
And clearly marked: Request for Expression of Interest for Oral & Maxillofacial, Orthopaedic &
Neurosurgical Implants & Instrumentation
5. The envelope(s) must be deposited personally in the Tender Box at the Tenders Department, at the above address no
later than 2:00 pm on Monday 9th September, 2013.
6. Companies will be required to sign a form indicating the date and time of deposit of the EOI.
The EOIs will be opened publicly at 2:15 pm on the date of the closing as stated above in a meeting room at Bldg. 39, Eric
Williams Medical Sciences Complex. The Tenderer or his representative may choose to be present at the opening.
7. The Authority does not bind itself to any offer.
8. Late offers will not be considered.
9. Failure to comply with any of these instructions may result in the EOI not being considered.
10.The Authority reserves the right to cancel the present EOI in its entirety or partially, without defraying any cost incurred
by any firm in submitting its EOI.
In this age of internet sharing, nothing is more
ubiquitous than the Facebook photo status update.
But a new University of Birmingham study on Face-
book sharing has revealed that rather than bringing
you closer to your Facebook friends, photo updates
might actually be directly responsible for alienating
you from them. Making them (gasp) unfriend you,
Dr David Houghton, a lecturer in marketing at
Birmingham Business School and lead author of the
report, said: "Our research found that those who
frequently post photographs on Facebook risk dam-
aging real-life relationships. This is because people,
other than very close friends and relatives, don t
seem to relate well to those who constantly share
photos of themselves.
No surprise there---gratuitous selfies are off-putting
to just about everyone. But did you know that those
snapshots of you and your friends having SO! MUCH!
FUN! together also aren t doing you any favours in
the friendship department?
The study found that partners who shared more
photographs of events led to a decrease in intimacy.
Similarly, a close friend who shared more photographs
of friends could also expect to it to have a negative
impact on the quality of that relationship.
Interesting, right? The upshot here seems to be
that Facebook friends don t like to see photos of you
with other friends, because they re not involved in
the photographed scenario and perhaps feel left out,
or are just plain not interested in what you re doing
with other people. Shocking.
Curiously, family seems somewhat exempt from
all this Facebook photo aversion: The report states:
"Partners sharing more photographs of family is pos-
itively related to support, whereas partners sharing
more photographs of friends is related negatively to
The takeaway? Share photos of your children, par-
ents, and spouse (or significant other) freely on Face-
book, but lay off the selfies and photos of friends.
Remember that your photos are being shared with
people who are interested in you specifically, not
your broader social network and friends generally,
and choose what you select to post on Facebook with
that sense of audience in mind. If you don t, you
may end up with fewer friends and a smaller social
network than you started with.
The musician famous for the Twist dance style
can sue Hewlett Packard Co over allegations that
the tech company used his trademarked name Chub-
by Checker on a software app that purports to
measure a man s genitals.
In a ruling on Thursday, US District Judge William
Alsup in San Francisco ruled that Ernest Evans---
known professionally as Chubby Checker---can move
forward with trademark infringement claims against
HP and its Palm unit.
HP spokesman Michael Thacker on Friday said
the app was not created by HP or Palm. "It was
removed in September 2012 and is no longer on any
Palm or HP hosted Web site," Thacker said.
Chubby Checker first gained fame in 1960 when
his recording The Twist rose to No 1 on Billboard
Magazine s hot singles chart, where it remained for
18 straight weeks, according to the lawsuit. It inspired
an international dance craze in the early 1960s and
has been a mainstay at dance parties ever since.
HP began offering The Chubby Checker app for
sale in 2006, which purports to estimate the size of
a man s genitals based on his shoe size, according
to the ruling. "The name Chubby Checker is thus
used as a vulgar pun," Alsup wrote.
The musician informed HP that the app violated
his trademark, and he sued earlier this year. (Reuters)
Judge says Chubby
used as vulgar pun
Facebook photos ruining friendships
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