700 go pedalling for Pieta House in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE inaugural Pieta 100 National Cycle saw over 700 cyclists in Limerick pedalling to raise awareness for the issues of suicide and self-harm last weekend.With other cycles being held in Galway, Cork and Dublin to raise much needed funds for Pieta House, the Limerick event began and ended at Mungret GAA club where participants had the option of undertaking a 50k or 100k route. Both routes brought them past the Pieta House Midwest centre, which has been delivering a service to the region since 2012.Centre manager Martin O’Sullivan said their goal was to replace suicide, self-harm and stigma with hope, self-care and acceptance.“Our commitment to offering a free service can only be achieved with the help and support of communities. We’re grateful to all the cyclists for taking part, to the supporters and organisers and the people of Limerick for their support and commitment to Pieta House,” he added.With nine centres throughout Ireland, Pieta House provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for those experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. To date, Pieta House has supported more than 17,000 people, with at least 5,000 seeking help in 2014. Previous articleWeek of events to promote mental health awarenessNext articleFree iPads won’t keep children out of poverty Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email TAGSlimerickMungret GAAPieta House center_img Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal News700 go pedalling for Pieta House in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 1, 2015 798 Printlast_img read more

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FG will decide tomorrow if Deputy Joe McHugh will have a running partner in…

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Tomorrow will see the deadline for nominations for a place on the Fine Gael ticket in Donegal North-East for the upcoming General Election.And it’s understood the party is still undecided on whether to select a running mate for sitting TD Joe McHugh.Two Inishowen based councillors, John Ryan and Lee Tedstone, are believed to be interested in seeking a nomination, with a final decision to be made at the party’s selection convention in Letterkenny on Sunday.Donegal North-East Deputy says a decision would be made tomorrow afternoon at 3 o clock:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/1mchugh1.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Twitter Google+ FG will decide tomorrow if Deputy Joe McHugh will have a running partner in Election RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – December 2, 2010 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleLetterkenny General Hospital one of the shortest waits for an appointment in countryNext articleSchool closure list for Friday 3rd of December News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

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Major new sports campus could be on way to Letterkenny

first_img Facebook By News Highland – March 6, 2020 Previous articleNext phase of Derry & Strabane development plan launchedNext articleAIB to cut 1,500 jobs over next two years News Highland Google+ Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Almost €370,000 has been allocated for the development of a new sports campus on lands owned by Letterkenny Institute of Technology in the Knocknamona area of Letterkenny.An application was made by the college and Donegal County Council under the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund.The council says if delivered, this would represent a significant development in the context of Sports Infrastructure in the Letterkenny area.Cllr Ciaran Brogan says the initiative has the potential to further enhance LYIT’s contribution to sports development in Donegal:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cbfrsdffsdfsdfi1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twittercenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Major new sports campus could be on way to Letterkenny Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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News story: Foreign Secretary to visit Washington

first_imgForeign Secretary Boris Johnson will travel to Washington DC today (Sunday, 6 May) for 2 days of talks with the US Administration on Iran, North Korea, Syria, and other major international issues.While in Washington, the Foreign Secretary will meet Vice President Mike Pence and other senior Administration figures, including National Security Advisor John Bolton. He will also have the opportunity to discuss key issues with Congressional foreign policy leaders.Speaking ahead of his visit, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Find out more about the UK-USA special relationship. Further information Media enquiriesFor journalistsEmail: [email protected]: 020 7008 3100 Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn On so many of the world’s foreign policy challenges the UK and US are in lockstep. We’ve seen this recently with the response to the poisonings in Salisbury, our strong response to Asad’s use of chemical weapons in Syria, and the effort to de-nuclearise North Korea. The UK, US, and European partners are also united in our effort to tackle the kind of Iranian behaviour that makes the Middle East region less secure – its cyber activities, its support for groups like Hezbollah, and its dangerous missile programme, which is arming Houthi militias in Yemen.last_img read more

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Press release: Funding boost for victims of rape and sexual abuse

first_img Greater Manchester Rape Crisis providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Manchester. Trafford Rape Crisis providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Trafford. Survivors Manchester providing support for male victims, including CSA, in Manchester. Northumbria Victims of rape and sexual violence show immense courage in coming forward – and they must have confidence that the right support will be there when it is needed. Today we are providing funding across more regions than ever, supporting more centres than ever, increasing the overall amount of funding and moving to a three-year funding cycle. We are determined to continue to improve access to these vital services for victims to help them rebuild their lives after these devastating crimes. Surrey In this, our 10th Birthday year, we’re delighted to receive this grant. In 10 years, we’ve supported 2,500 male survivors but the past year’s shown a huge increase in requests for help with 2 new referrals coming in every single day. This grant will not only allow us to provide three therapists and an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor to help meet this unprecedented demand, but also contribute significantly towards our new support centre and enable us to promote our Male Service Standard Quality Assured services to the widest possible communities across Greater Manchester, helping the diverse male population we have here. Lincolnshire The successful bidders are:Avon and Somerset rape support services will receive £24 million over 3 years government increases funding by 10% to help meet growing demand Supporting recovery: how increased funding for rape support services will be spent MOJ funding for victim support services has almost doubled since 2012/13 (by increasing revenue raised from offenders). This year, we plan to spend about £96 million on these services. MOJ provides a contribution to rape support services across England and Wales and the level of grant funding varies. In 2018/19 we allocated around £7.2 million to these centres to provide independent, specialist support to female and male victims of sexual violence, including victims of child sexual abuse. This will now increase to £8 million annually. Rape support services in Greater London will receive 50 per cent increase to help meet growing demand, with funding rising from £481,126 to £731,126. This announcement also builds on the government’s commitment to further devolve justice powers. Five PCCs (Greater London, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire and Nottinghamshire) have been given full commissioning responsibilities for sexual violence and abuse services in their areas as PCC are well placed to identify and respond to local needs when providing support. In 2018/19 we allocated PCCs around £68 million funding to locally commission emotional and practical support services for victims of crime as they are best placed to respond to local need. The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that 20% of women and 4% of men have experienced some type of sexual assault since the age of 16, equivalent to an estimated 3.4 million female victims and 631,000 male victims. The Hope Programme providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Bedfordshire. Kent Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia Northamptonshire Rape Crisis providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Northamptonshire. Cleveland East Kent Rape Crisis Centre providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Canterbury and East Kent. Family Matters providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Gravesend and West Kent. Sussex Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre Poole & Bournemouth providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Poole and Bournemouth. Bedfordshire West Midlands Devon and Cornwall First Step Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland providing support for male victims, including CSA, in Leicester and Leicestershire. Leicester Rape Crisis providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Leicester and Leicestershire. Living Without Abuse providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Loughborough and Leicestershire. Aylesbury Vale & Milton Keynes Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes. Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Oxford and Oxfordshire. Rape Crisis (Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks) providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Wycombe and south Buckinghamshire. Trust House Reading providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Reading and Berkshire. West Yorkshire Arch North East providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Middlesbrough and Cleveland. Successful organisations passed through a comprehensive bidding process, where applicants evidenced their ability to provide high-quality, victim-focussed support. As well as funding services in all PCC areas, we have better matched funding to levels of local demand, which has increased in recent years as more victims come forward to access support.This funding is now guaranteed over three years compared to 12 months previously – providing organisations with greater stability and security to ensure they can focus on delivering their essential services. It is part of £96 million MOJ is providing to victim and witness support services this year, which has doubled since 2012/13.Notes to editors Humberside The Green House Bristol providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Bristol. Kinergy providing support for female and male victims in Bristol. Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (Bristol) providing support for female victims, including CSA in Bristol. Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (Somerset) providing support for female victims, including CSA in Taunton & North East Somerset. Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre North Wales providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Bangor and North Wales. Stepping Stones North Wales providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Wrexham and North Wales. Leicestershire and Rutland Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (Darlington and County Durham) providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Darlington and County Durham. Tyneside Rape Crisis providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Newcastle and Tyneside. Grace Northumberland Rape Crisis providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Northumberland. Someone Cares providing support for female and male victims in Newcastle and Tyneside. Mid Wales Rape Support Centre providing support for female and male victims, in Aberystwyth and West Wales. New Pathways (Dyfed Powys) providing support for female and male victims, in mid Wales. Merseyside Cyfannol Women’s Aid providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Pontypool and Gwent. Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Barnsley. Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Doncaster. Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Rotherham. Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Sheffield. Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Devon. First Light South West (Devon) providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Devon. Children Linked to and Experiencing Abusive Relationships (CLEAR) providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Cornwall. The Women’s Centre Cornwall providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Cornwall. SALT South West providing support for female victims in Cornwall. Cheshire South Yorkshire Sue Lambert Trust providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Norwich and Norfolk. Greater Manchester Revival – Wiltshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Birmingham and West Midlands. RoSA providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Rugby and Warwickshire. Safeline providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Warwick and Warwickshire. Basis Yorkshire providing support for female victims in Leeds. Bradford Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Survivors Service providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Bradford. Kirklees and Calderdale Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre providing support for female and male victims, including victims of CSA, with physical locations in Huddersfield and Calderdale. Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds providing support for female victims in Leeds. Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Leeds. Rape and sexual abuse support services across England and Wales have been awarded increased government funding today (22 March 2019) – totalling £24m over 3 years – to help even more victims.The move, which involves a 10 per cent increase in funding by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), will see 79 rape support centres awarded grants – more than ever before. This will ensure, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas.This will include a 50 per cent funding increase for services across Greater London – recognising the heightened demand for services in the region – with almost 15 per cent of all sexual offences occurring across the capital last year.Nationally over 150,000 sexual offences were recorded by police last year, with 1 in 5 women having experienced some type of sexual assault in their lifetime. This is despite the crimes often going unreported.The money will go towards a range of services, such as tailored face-to-face support and counselling to help victims cope with and, as far as possible, recover from these horrific crimes.Among the services receiving a funding boost are a national helpline and webchat service for male victims following a significant rise in the number of men and boys coming forward to report crimes and access support.The extra money will also see the number of PCC areas with government-funded male support centres nearly quadruple from 11 to 41.Funding has also been extended to include those who suffered abuse while under the age of 13, in recognition that many victims of child sexual abuse may struggle to access timely support.Victims Minister Edward Argar, said: New Pathways (South Wales) providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in South Wales. Axis Counselling providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Shrewsbury and Shropshire. Herefordshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Hereford and Herefordshire. Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Worcester and Worcestershire. Norfolk Durham Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove, said: Dorset Suffolk Survive (Support for Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse) providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in York and North Yorkshire. North Wales Wiltshire Cumbria Safety Net UK providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in North Cumbria. South Wales Duncan Craig, CEO of Survivors Manchester and Co-Founder of Male Survivors Partnership, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse: Gwent Lifecentre providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Chichester and West Sussex. Mankind providing support for male victims in Brighton and Sussex. Rape Crisis Surrey and Sussex providing support for female victims in Crawley and Sussex. Survivors Network providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Sussex. Grimsby and Scunthorpe Rape Crisis (The Blue Door) providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Humberside and North East Lincolnshire. Hull Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Service providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Hull. Thames Valley Dyfed Powys Suffolk Rape Crisis providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Ipswich and Suffolk. Survivors in Transition providing support for female and male victims in Ipswich and Suffolk. Hertfordshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Guildford providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Guildford and Surrey. Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (Cheshire & Merseyside) Chester & Warringtonproviding support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Cheshire. Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Chester. Herts Area Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre providing support for female victims, including CSA, in Hertfordshire. Lincolnshire Rape Crisis providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Lincoln and Lincolnshire. Trust House Lincolnshire providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Grantham and Lincolnshire. Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Gloucestershire. SAVANA providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire. Sexual Abuse and Rape Advice Centre (SARAC) providing support for female victims in Burton on Trent and Staffordshire. North Yorkshire Birmingham Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Birmingham and West Midlands. Black Country Women’s Aid providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in West Bromwich and West Midlands. Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Coventry and West Midlands. Crisis Point providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Birmingham and West Midlands. Freedom from Torture (Medical Foundation for The Care Of Victims Of Torture) providing support for female and male victims in Birmingham. Rape and Sexual Abuse (RASA) Centre Merseyside providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Liverpool and Merseyside. SV2 providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Derbyshire. Sexual Abuse and Incest Line providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in North Derbyshire. Northamptonshire Derbyshire Lancashire Trust House Lancashire providing support for female and male victims, including CSA, in Lancashire. Rape is a horrific crime and has devastating and often, lifelong consequences for its victims. It is important that all victims have access to the support and therapy they need to help them recover. This increase in funding is a step in the right direction in making sure there is sufficient provision to support these victims. I am pleased that for the first time, there will be, centrally funded rape support services in all parts of England and Wales. I am particularly pleased to see there will be a significant increase in male support centres. As Victims Commissioner, I have been calling for three-year funding packages for frontline victim services. So, it is a positive development that the government will be offering rape support service providers a 3-year funding agreement. It offers providers and their staff greater security, enabling them to focus their energies on supporting victims as opposed to worrying about future funding. I hope it will not be long before this is extended to all victim services.last_img read more

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Mannings Bakery obtains festive Lidl contract

first_imgMannings Bakery has stuck a deal to supply 500,000 mince pies to Lidl this Christmas.The Dublin-based bakery, in Coolock, will be supplying the products to around 136 Lidl stores across Ireland.Made to a family recipe, the order will see approximately 11.5 tonnes of rich fruit, brandy filling, and around 20 tonnes of buttermilk shortrcrust pastry used to create them.Established in the 1950s, the firm supplies a range of shortcrust pies and tarts, traditional breads and confectionery to the foodservice, retail and in-store bakery sectors.Eamonn Manning, managing director, Mannings Bakery, said: “We have been crafting speciality breads and confectionery for over 50 years and are delighted to supply over 500,000 mince pies to Lidl in the run-up to Christmas. These mince pies will be baked daily in Lidl’s in-store bakeries, before being served to customers.”Claire Moran, communications manager, Lidl Ireland, added: “We have an ongoing commitment to working with our growing number of almost 160 Irish suppliers, to bring the best of local produce to customers at our 136 stores across the country.“We have invested significantly in resourcing our purchasing division, which now has over 60 staff, all dedicated to establishing and developing locally-sourced products, with an ever-expanding network of Irish suppliers like Mannings Bakery.”last_img read more

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Colombian National Army Supports Nationwide Immunization Campaign

first_img The Armed Forces contribute to social initiatives Helping to provide health care and social services to remote areas of the country helps the Armed Forces strengthen ties with the civilian population. In February, the Hospital Militar Regional de Occidente joined the launch of the first national vaccination campaign of 2015, “Let’s Promote Vaccination,” in collaboration with the mayor’s office in Santiago de Cali, the municipal Public Health Department, and the “Batalla de Pichincha” 8th Infantry Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade. Medical personnel also dispensed free medications to those who needed them. They also provided information about government campaigns against domestic violence and family planning, according to the press office of the Apolo Task Force. By Dialogo March 12, 2015 An ongoing effort by the Armed Forces Safeguarding the well-being of the nation’s most vulnerable residents is part of the Army’s mission to provide security for the country. The Army has dedicated itself to helping provide health care and social services to residents in need for years. The Colombian National Army is playing a key role in the country’s nationwide vaccination campaign, helping to bring health care and social services to impoverished and remote regions, including in conflict zones. Safeguarding the well-being of the nation’s most vulnerable residents is part of the Army’s mission to provide security for the country. The Army has dedicated itself to helping provide health care and social services to residents in need for years. The Colombian Health Ministry expects to immunize close to 128,000 children in this year’s initial campaign. In recent years, the Health Ministry has invested more than 500,000 pesos (approximately $190,000) to guarantee the inclusion of new vaccines and to offer the population 18 free vaccines that protect against 24 illnesses. “This type of event seeks to generate an environment of trust towards the State and its representatives in the community,” the 8th Division statement said. It “was once again bringing prosperity to the most disadvantaged residents of Vichada, and extending a helping hand to those who have waited for years for the region’s development.” Such activities are part of the Army’s mission to assist the civilian population. For example, in early March, the Army helped provide health care and dental services to about 2,500 people — including 100 families in extreme poverty — during a two-day program provided by the Apolo Task Force, the Mayor’s Office, the 28th Mobile Brigade, and the Office of Territorial Consolidation in the municipality of Florida, in the Department of Valle del Cauca. “To many Colombians, going to the doctor or the dentist is a routine activity done when necessary, but to the majority who lives in remote areas, it is a wish hard to fulfill,” according to a statement from the 8th Division press office. “This type of event seeks to generate an environment of trust towards the State and its representatives in the community,” the 8th Division statement said. It “was once again bringing prosperity to the most disadvantaged residents of Vichada, and extending a helping hand to those who have waited for years for the region’s development.” An example of this occurred recently in Nueva Antioquia, a remote area in the Department of Vichada, where the “Coronel Arturo Herrera Castaño” 28th Engineer Battalion, 28th Jungle Brigade, 8th Division, coordinated with the government of Vichada, local officials, the National Police, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, and other entities to provide health care and social services. An example of this occurred recently in Nueva Antioquia, a remote area in the Department of Vichada, where the “Coronel Arturo Herrera Castaño” 28th Engineer Battalion, 28th Jungle Brigade, 8th Division, coordinated with the government of Vichada, local officials, the National Police, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, and other entities to provide health care and social services. The Armed Forces contribute to social initiatives The Colombian Health Ministry expects to immunize close to 128,000 children in this year’s initial campaign. In recent years, the Health Ministry has invested more than 500,000 pesos (approximately $190,000) to guarantee the inclusion of new vaccines and to offer the population 18 free vaccines that protect against 24 illnesses. The Armed Forces is committed to assisting the Expanded Immunizations Program (PAI, for its Spanish acronym) reach the communities and populations which are in most need of health care. Such activities are part of the Army’s mission to assist the civilian population. For example, in early March, the Army helped provide health care and dental services to about 2,500 people — including 100 families in extreme poverty — during a two-day program provided by the Apolo Task Force, the Mayor’s Office, the 28th Mobile Brigade, and the Office of Territorial Consolidation in the municipality of Florida, in the Department of Valle del Cauca. “The Armed Forces’ health system works every year to guarantee the implementation of strategies that lead to the fulfillment of the international commitments to reach 95 percent or higher of immunization coverage of each of the vaccines of the PAI,” the Army said in a statement. For example, in December, Lieutenant Colonel Lizette Gonzalez Gallego collaborated with the Health and Social Protection Ministry to lead the fourth regional vaccination campaign in the medical center of the “José María Córdova” 5th Infantry Battalion in the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena Department. The goal of the initiative was to vaccinate most of the city’s children up to the age of 5. Providing public health services is one of the ways the Armed Forces are providing assistance to the civilian population, including people who live in conflict zones, according to Elvira Cuadra, executive director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP) in Nicaragua. “Not being vaccinated is a risk factor for public health and exposes us to disease outbreaks that have already been eradicated in our country, such as measles,” Dr. Diego Alejandro García Londoño, coordinator of the National Immunization Program, said at the launch of the campaign. “That’s why we invite everyone to begin 2015 by getting our children vaccinated, as we also try to capture those who couldn’t do so in 2014.” Helping to provide health care and social services to remote areas of the country helps the Armed Forces strengthen ties with the civilian population. Lieutenant Colonel Clara Inés Moreno Cometa, the hospital’s scientific deputy director; Dr. Liliana Alarcón Luna, local health director and PAI coordinator in Cali; and Dr. Harold Alberto Suárez Calle, municipal Public Health Secretary, joined forces during the day to work with the community. In February, the Hospital Militar Regional de Occidente joined the launch of the first national vaccination campaign of 2015, “Let’s Promote Vaccination,” in collaboration with the mayor’s office in Santiago de Cali, the municipal Public Health Department, and the “Batalla de Pichincha” 8th Infantry Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade. The Colombian National Army is playing a key role in the country’s nationwide vaccination campaign, helping to bring health care and social services to impoverished and remote regions, including in conflict zones. An ongoing effort by the Armed Forces In addition to providing vaccines, the Military medical personnel conducted prevention efforts by providing educational discussions and setting up games for children and youths. With these social initiatives, the Army seeks to reach vulnerable residents, including those who live on the periphery of civil society. “Not being vaccinated is a risk factor for public health and exposes us to disease outbreaks that have already been eradicated in our country, such as measles,” Dr. Diego Alejandro García Londoño, coordinator of the National Immunization Program, said at the launch of the campaign. “That’s why we invite everyone to begin 2015 by getting our children vaccinated, as we also try to capture those who couldn’t do so in 2014.” Medical personnel also dispensed free medications to those who needed them. They also provided information about government campaigns against domestic violence and family planning, according to the press office of the Apolo Task Force. In addition to providing vaccines, the Military medical personnel conducted prevention efforts by providing educational discussions and setting up games for children and youths. For example, in December, Lieutenant Colonel Lizette Gonzalez Gallego collaborated with the Health and Social Protection Ministry to lead the fourth regional vaccination campaign in the medical center of the “José María Córdova” 5th Infantry Battalion in the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena Department. The goal of the initiative was to vaccinate most of the city’s children up to the age of 5. How I would like the Venezuelan Armed Forces to enter into these actions imitating Brazil and Colombia, and not getting ready to fight a supposed war against the U.S.A. Colombia isn’t the only one to suffer from the scourge of terrorism, but this is because of so much corruption that exists and remains in government entities. Providing public health services is one of the ways the Armed Forces are providing assistance to the civilian population, including people who live in conflict zones, according to Elvira Cuadra, executive director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP) in Nicaragua. “To many Colombians, going to the doctor or the dentist is a routine activity done when necessary, but to the majority who lives in remote areas, it is a wish hard to fulfill,” according to a statement from the 8th Division press office. With these social initiatives, the Army seeks to reach vulnerable residents, including those who live on the periphery of civil society. Lieutenant Colonel Clara Inés Moreno Cometa, the hospital’s scientific deputy director; Dr. Liliana Alarcón Luna, local health director and PAI coordinator in Cali; and Dr. Harold Alberto Suárez Calle, municipal Public Health Secretary, joined forces during the day to work with the community. The Armed Forces is committed to assisting the Expanded Immunizations Program (PAI, for its Spanish acronym) reach the communities and populations which are in most need of health care. “The Armed Forces’ health system works every year to guarantee the implementation of strategies that lead to the fulfillment of the international commitments to reach 95 percent or higher of immunization coverage of each of the vaccines of the PAI,” the Army said in a statement. last_img read more

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Bar sections renew legislative positions

first_imgBar sections renew legislative positions Bar sections renew legislative positions September 15, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img Florida Bar sections have received renewed recognition to lobby on dozens of previous legislative positions, as well as six new issues, following action by the Bar Board of Governors.The board acted on the positions at its August 13 meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, following on the recommendation of the Legislation Committee.Under Bar policies, all legislation positions taken by sections, committees, and the Bar for the previous two years expired on June 30. Sections typically reactivate selected positions by resubmitting them for board review.Under Bar policies, sections are given a wide latitude on legislative issues. Generally their legislative activities must fall under that particular section’s purview, not have the potential to cause deep philosophical or emotional divisions among Bar members, or contravene an official position of The Florida Bar. As yet, the Board of Governors has not approved any Bar-wide positions for the 2004-06 biennium.Bar policies generally provide that if the board does not act on a section’s requested legislation position within 60 days, it is automatically approved. Sections use their own, voluntarily-raised money and not any Bar mandatory dues or fees to pay for their legislative activities. They must also make it clear they represent only the section and not the entire Bar.The action on these positions came against the backdrop of a controversy over the request of the Family Law and Public Interest Law sections to repeal a state law that prohibits homosexuals from adopting. Both sections also want the state to adopt a “best interest” standard for adoptions. The sections have postponed their request until the board’s December meeting. (See story in the September 1 Bar News. )The adoption matter is the first time in years that a section’s proposed legislative activities have raised any serious controversy.All Bar, section, and committee positions are posted on the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, following final board action. Click on the Legislative Info. button on the left hand menu, and then List of Positions on the next menu. All of the renewed positions are listed there, as well as the new ones.With the new positions, the board approved: three for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, two for the Business Law Section, and one for the Family Law Section. Those new positions are: Business Law Section: Opposes legislation to impose income tax on limited liability companies and subchapter 5 corporations; Supports amendment of F.S. §701.02 to provide that the UCC governs the attachment and perfection of a security interest in a mortgage upon real property and in a promissory note or other right to payment or performance secured by that mortgage, and no assignment of the mortgage is required to be recorded under this section for the attachment or perfection of a security interest in such a mortgage under the UCC. Family Law Section: Supports amendments to F.S. §61.16 and F.S. §742.045 to clarify that the court has authority to award reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in establishing both the entitlement and the amount of attorneys’ fees, costs and suit money to be awarded in a proceeding. Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section: Supports the revision of F. S. 222.21 (21)(a) to strengthen the exemptions from creditors’ claims for IRAs and employee benefit funds or accounts exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Supports the creation of a consolidated chapter for disclaimers of testamentary and non-testamentary property interests; Supports the revision of F.S. §718.117 process for terminating condominium property.last_img read more

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Thought leadership: New BIN utilization requirements

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It was back in 1999 that many articles were written predicting that the United States would run out of phone numbers, driven by the then fresh surge of cell phones, fax machines, and virtual numbers.  The solution at the time was area code splits and overlays, but neither was very popular. And, it wasn’t that we were really running out of individual numbers.  After all, 10 digits yields some 10 billion unique combinations. Even allowing for reserved combinations (411, 911, 555, etc.) there’s still plenty of combinations. Today, there are about 900 million active phone lines. A phone company would request an NPA-NXX, which equated to the block of 10,000 numbers following the first 6 (e.g. 813-984-0001 to 9999). But so many new VOIP, cable, skype-like companies were requesting blocks that the country was running out of blocks to give out. The solution was number portability. Any number could move to any service provider (fixed, wireless, VOIP, virtual).Are we running out of credit card numbers?Fast forward to 2016, and there are predictions that we will run out of credit card numbers. However, just like phone numbers, it’s not the case where we are exhausting every single combination of the standard 16 digit number found on every credit, debit, prepaid, card and some gift cards, airline cards and gas cards. That would be 1 quadrillion unique numbers worldwide (the 16th digit is a checksum). continue reading »last_img read more

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Virus deaths nearly doubling Milan’s normal mortality rate

first_imgDeaths still rising Lombardy was reporting about two-thirds of Italy’s virus deaths when the rate of officially registered infections was still soaring daily in the early part of March.Neighboring regions with high death tolls have been reporting lower infection rates throughout the crisis.AFP’s comparison of the data reflects that.The neighboring Emilia Romagna region reported 1,640 COVID-19 deaths last month.That corresponds to around 40 percent of its estimated monthly deaths average of 4,150 for 2018.The Piedmont region around the industrial city of Turin reported 854 COVID-19 related deaths.AFP estimates that it would have otherwise witnessed around 4,486 deaths.A report authored by an Italian expert at European Society of Anaesthesiology also looked at the data and found that Italy’s death toll will keep rapidly climbing for some time.”The data suggest that the increase in numbers of patients in intensive care in both the Lombardy region and Italy as a whole are likely to have peaked,” the report said.But “the numbers of deaths in hospital will continue to increase at the maximum rate for several days to come”. 969 is a lot The northern Lombardy region that includes the financial capital Milan turned into the global epicenter of the pandemic when Italy overtook China’s official death toll on March 19.Lombardy is Italy’s industrial heartland and includes heavily-affected cities such as Bergamo and Brescia to Milan’s east.The region recorded 99,542 deaths from all causes in 2018 — a rough monthly average of 8,300.It reported 7,176 coronavirus deaths in March.All countries’ monthly deaths vary depending on the season.United Nations data show Italy recording the highest number of deaths in January and the lowest in June.March turns out to be a statistically average month.This suggests that Lombardy’s official toll from COVID-19 last month — 7,176 — was just under 15 percent shy of the number of people who would have statistically been expected to die in March without the epidemic.Bergamo Mayor Giorgio Gori said Wednesday he does not trust the official figures and thinks the real toll may be twice as high.The mayor tweeted a newspaper analysis suggesting that the COVID-19 toll in the Bergamo province was “between 4,500 and 5,000, and not the 2,060″ officially reported.”How many are infected then?” the Bergamo mayor asked.He cited a local statistics agency analysis indicating 26 percent of Bergamo province’s 1.1 million people had the virus.”I fear that the figure is higher,” the mayor tweeted. Italian officials acknowledge that their coronavirus data are incomplete with deaths from COVID-19 related causes outside hospitals often not counted.The number of people who died after catching the virus without ever being tested is unknown.So is the number of people who died of other causes because they could not get treatment from hospitals dealing with a ceaseless flow of COVID-19 patients.Some newspapers are asking why jumps in March deaths reported individually by some cities do not appear to be reflected in the national tally.”The death count does not add up,” the Il Fatto Quotidiano said Wednesday.Here is what the official figures do show. But the tolls being read out daily by health officials in Rome can often seem hard to quantify.The civil protection service disclosed a record 969 deaths for last Friday.That sounds like a lot — but how does that compare to the number of people who usually die in Italy in a day?AFP tried to figure this out by comparing 2018 data from Italy’s official statistic agency ISTAT — the last available for all regions — and the coronavirus deaths reported by the civil protection service in March.center_img The torrent of Italian death data reveals that the region around Milan with a population of 10 million reported almost as many coronavirus fatalities in March as it would normally have done from all other causes.The Mediterranean country of 60 million people is living through its worst disaster since World War II.It registered 12,399 COVID-19 related deaths last month — thousands more than officially reported by any other country. Topics :last_img read more

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