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UK coronavirus lockdown: Labour pushes for exit strategy

first_imgWhile Labour welcomed the pledge, it called for the government to do more to protect vulnerable people and staff in care homes. “If that is right we need the government to say so,” he added. “Decisions need to be taken now to make sure that the number of tests that are needed and that the arrangements are in place so they can be implemented at the relevant time.” Joe Curtis Government under pressure over care homes testing Sir Keir Starmer wants transparency over when UK coronavirus lockdown measures will ease, as the government comes under pressure over testing in care homes (Getty Images) The Care Quality Commission hopes to have contacted 30,000 care providers by the end of the week. But Labour’s social care shadow minister, Liz Kendall, has said only 500 care home staff have been tested so far. Sir Keir Starmer wants transparency over when UK coronavirus lockdown measures will ease, as the government comes under pressure over testing in care homes (Getty Images) Also Read: UK coronavirus lockdown: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer pushes for exit strategy But he told BBC Breakfast that the UK government could not ease lockdown until the number of coronavirus infections begins to drop. Charity bosses have said coronavirus is “running wild” inside care homes, amid claims the government has failed to protect the social care sector. “For that trust there needs to be transparency and openness – they need to know what the thinking is on when lockdown will end.” He also called out Boris Johnson’s government for a lack of speedy planning, saying “let’s not repeat that”. Meanwhile, official coronavirus death figures only count deaths in hospital from the virus. “We are doing everything we can to keep workers, residents and their families safe. Sir Keir Starmer wants transparency over when UK coronavirus lockdown measures will ease, as the government comes under pressure over testing in care homes (Getty Images) Also Read: UK coronavirus lockdown: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer pushes for exit strategy There are reports of coronavirus outbreaks at more than 2,000 care homes. And currently only the first five residents with coronavirus symptoms are tested to determine whether there has been an outbreak. Sir Keir Starmer wants transparency over when UK coronavirus lockdown measures will ease, as the government comes under pressure over testing in care homes (Getty Images) Also Read: UK coronavirus lockdown: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer pushes for exit strategy UK coronavirus lockdown: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer pushes for exit strategy Share Sir Keir Starmer wants transparency over when UK coronavirus lockdown measures will ease, as the government comes under pressure over testing in care homes (Getty Images) Also Read: UK coronavirus lockdown: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer pushes for exit strategy Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for transparency over when UK coronavirus lockdown measures will ease, as the government faces pressure over its care homes strategy. Social care staff and patients in care homes across the UK will receive coronavirus tests as the government ramps up its laboratory capacity, the health secretary said today.center_img Matt Hancock vowed to ensure everybody who requires a test will receive one, saying he was “determined” to deliver. whatsapp “Until we know the curve is flattening, then I’m afraid we have to stay in the conditions we’re in,” he said. He called testing a “key” part of the government’s strategy to curb the spread of coronavirus. Starmer’s party will back the government’s likely extension of the coronavirus lockdown tomorrow. But he has said “there needs to be transparency” over how long the measures will last. whatsapp “”We’ve got to have the trust of the public,” Starmer told BBC Radio 4’s Today show today. He added it was “inevitable that the lockdown will have to continue”. Schools should be among the first wave of reopenings, Starmer said, once the UK coronavirus lockdown is relaxed. “Mass testing and then tracing is likely to be amongst the options for ending the lockdown,” Starmer said. Starmer’s comments came as the government pledged to address a lack of testing in care homes. “And as we continue to ramp up our testing programme, we will test all current care home residents with coronavirus symptoms and all new care home residents who are discharged from hospital into care.” Wednesday 15 April 2020 9:46 am “We have already begun testing social care workers and will roll this out nationwide over the coming days. Sign up to City A.M.’s Midday Update newsletter, delivered to your inbox every lunchtime Speaking today, Hancock said: “I am deeply conscious that people in residential care are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Brexit: Lord Mayor says government ignored City of London in negotiations

first_imgLord Mayor William Russel, a former investment banker, said he had been disappointed by the government’s approach and that it had “missed the point” of the City of London. Brexit: London Lord Mayor says government ignored City of London in negotiations Sunday 22 November 2020 1:20 pm Stefan Boscia The government has neglected the City of London in Brexit negotiations, according to the Lord Mayor of London. Russell told the Sunday Telegraph that he was disappointed that industries such as fishing, which accounts for a tiny percentage of annual GDP, were the most discussed in negotiations. William Russell is the 692nd Lord Mayor and acts as ceremonial head of the powerful City of London Corporation – an historic local authority. Also Read: Brexit: London Lord Mayor says government ignored City of London in negotiations It was revealed by City A.M. weeks ago that Square Mile firms were set to lose their current EU access on 1 January, with Brussels not planning on extending their “equivalence” arrangements with European markets. The EU’s decision to not grant equivalence will be a serious blow for the City of London, which wanted a fresh EU-wide deal since the UK exports around £26bn of financial services to the EU annually. whatsapp Many firms have already prepared for this possibility, with major banks setting up bases in EU cities such as Frankfurt. Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data The financial services sector makes up around 7 per cent of UK’s GDP annually. Share Russell is the 692nd Lord Mayor and acts as ceremonial head of the powerful City of London Corporation – an historic local authority. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeRaid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow LegendsLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For It Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds this week hit out at the government for being unable to secure a long-term deal for the UK’s financial services sector post-Brexit. William Russell is the 692nd Lord Mayor and acts as ceremonial head of the powerful City of London Corporation – an historic local authority. Also Read: Brexit: London Lord Mayor says government ignored City of London in negotiations William Russell is the 692nd Lord Mayor and acts as ceremonial head of the powerful City of London Corporation – an historic local authority. This means UK financial services firms will have to rely on a patchwork of regulations that are mandated by individual EU countries, making it very difficult for major firms to operate throughout the bloc. A Treasury spokesperson said: “By bolstering the dynamism, openness and competitiveness of the sector, we will ensure the UK moves forward as an attractive and well-regulated market, leading the world in pioneering new technologies and shifting finance towards a net zero future.” “They probably look at us and say ‘they’re going to be all right’, but I think that they’re missing the point because we’re such a critical part of what we have in the UK,” Russell said. Show Comments ▼ Dodds said the government should have sorted out this issue long ago and that financial services should have been a part of negotiations in UK-EU trade talks. whatsapp More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comlast_img read more

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Salvation Army buys building to house Bethel headquarters

first_imgSouthwestSalvation Army buys building to house Bethel headquartersSeptember 30, 2015 by Charles Enoch, KYUK Share:The Salvation Army purchased this building from Bethel resident Tim Myers. (Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK)The Salvation Army finalized the purchased of a building in the Tundra Ridge area of Bethel Friday. Once operational, the building will offer a variety of services to the community.Major Loni Upshaw is handling the purchase and says she is happy with the building.“Wonderful building! And it fits the needs that the Salvation Army has in this community, lack of any place else to purchase in town,” said Upshaw.The building was once a girls dorm for the school formerly called the Bethel Alternative Boarding School It’s been vacant since the school moved to the Kilbuck building. It has no utilities as of Friday, and plans are in place to clean the building and to make any repairs before they begin operations but there is no set date for that to happen, and she is not sure yet of what services will be available through them.Upshaw says, besides being the Bethel headquarters for their organization, it will also be the location for the local homeless shelter.“It’ll be the Salvation Army outpost, or core, which is our church. We will be helping with food services, a food box, commodities. We will be helping out housing the Winter House there and whatever services that [they] need. We’ll just be open as a social service but also as a church,” said Upshaw.The Bethel Winter House couldn’t be reached for comment, but they previously announced tentative plans to open Dec. 1, during the coldest part of winter. But Upshaw is hopeful they might open the shelter sooner since it gets cold before winter.“I’m not quite sure; I haven’t had the meeting with them. But the Winter House has grant monies to hire nighttime watchers or caretakers. So as soon as things are ready and the temperatures down we will start housing people and doing what we can to get them out of the cold. No date has been set yet for this,” said Upshaw.The Salvation Army will also provide a food pantry; a service that up till now has been operated by The Bethel Lions Club. The Lions Club stated that their contract with the Food Bank of Alaska has been discontinued.The Salvation Army has been in Alaska since 1898 and serves 18 communities throughout the State, Bethel being the most recent addition. They offer youth programs, spiritual support, emergency services, rehabilitation services and senior services.Share this story:last_img read more

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Storms erode Bering Sea ice pack; caution is urged

first_imgClimate Change | Oceans | Science & Tech | Subsistence | WesternStorms erode Bering Sea ice pack; caution is urgedFebruary 16, 2019 by Davis Hovey, KNOM Share:Sea ice near Nome on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KNOM)Winter storms and blustery weather buffeting the Bering Sea this month have reduced sea ice coverage by almost 25% since late January. That’s according to climate specialist Rick Thoman.Thoman works for the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) at the University of Alaska–Fairbanks. He says in the last two weeks, more areas of open water have popped up all around Western Alaska.“As of February 10th, we are seeing significant areas of open water throughout the Southern Norton Sound, as well as areas on the north side of St. Lawrence Island and even on the south coast of Chukotka, west of Provideniya,” Thoman said. Sea ice is typically solid and stable this time of year, but Thoman says even in areas where there is ice, much of it is shifting.The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for multiple zones within Western Alaska over the last few days, including St. Lawrence Island, the Norton Sound coast near Nome, and Unalakleet. Thoman says sea ice could re-form along the Southern Seward Peninsula Coast faster than in some of the other affected areas.“If we get through this storm that is in progress currently with decent ice conditions, then we are probably okay,” Thoman said, referring to coast near Nome. “But it looks like a different situation in Eastern Norton Sound, where there is much less ice, and that’s going to take quite a while to form. Might not be much happening as far as crabbing in those areas, same with hunting out on the ice for the Bering Strait communities.”Thoman adds that in Shishmaref, variable ice conditions could make subsistence hunting on the ice very challenging for the rest of February.Gay Sheffield works for the marine mammal advisory program, engaging with many whaling communities and hunters in the Bering Strait region. In terms of how subsistence hunting could be impacted by the current sea ice conditions, Sheffield says:“It’s safe to say our resourceful harvesting communities will take advantage of any conditions… open water isn’t necessarily a bad thing,” Sheffield said.Looking further north, Thoman says subsistence hunters will have to work around open water, a lack of thick sea ice, and moving ice ridging together.“Even southern Kotzebue Sound is seeing some open water, as well, and that is really surprising,” Thoman said. “That water is much shallower, and that ice ought to be thoroughly stable here by the time we get to the middle of February — but not this year.”For residents of Nome and other Bering Strait communities, Thoman recommends waiting for the storm to pass before going back on the sea ice.“Certainly, if it’s possible, (you) might not want to be out on the ice over the next couple of days until this storm blows through and we see things start to settle down,” Thoman said. “We will have a couple of days of colder, not-so-stormy weather coming up, so while we might not see much in the way of sea ice growth, (we) should see things stabilize at least a little bit.”As sea ice extent changes dramatically in the Bering Sea, Thoman says it is always helpful to be vigilant and to report your observations. Alaskans who want to share what they see with professional weather observers can contact the local environmental network (LEO).Share this story:last_img read more

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Almacantar to Shell out £550m on iconic office

first_img whatsapp Tuesday 4 August 2015 5:39 am Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL Almacantar to Shell out £550m on iconic office Express KCS whatsapp CENTRE Point owner Almacantar has bought part of Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar’s controversial Shell Centre scheme on London’s South Bank, which faced opposition last year for obstructing views of the Houses of Parliament.The developer has spent over £550m buying One and Two Southbank Place in Waterloo, making it one of the largest deals completed in the South Bank’s history.One Southbank Place is already pre-let to Shell and will provide headquarters for the oil giant’s downstream business when completed in 2018. The second office site is being built speculatively but is expected to fetch rents of over £60 per square feet.The office sites form part of Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar’s joint venture Braeburn Estates’ wider 1.5m sq ft Southbank Place redevelopment.The Shell Centre’s existing 27-storey tower will remain, but other parts of the complex will be replaced with 877 new homes, offices and shops across eight new buildings – the tallest of which is 37 storeys.Almacantar has been under offer to buy the buildings for more than a year after a lengthy appeal put the sale on ice.English Heritage, Westminster Council and local activist George Turner went to the high court to try to stop the scheme. However Eric Pickles, the former communities secretary, overruled their objections, arguing that the scheme will “enhance the character of the South Bank area”. last_img read more

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Life coaching workshops to mark NSW Women’s Week

first_imgLife coaching workshops to mark NSW Women’s Week Women of all ages are invited to take advantage of life coaching sessions to be held as part of NSW Women’s Week.NSW Women’s Week will run from March 8 and coincides with International Women’s Day, and the NSW Women of the Year Awards.‘Head Coach’ will provide free morning and evening life coaching workshops throughout the week, with in-person or Zoom meeting options available.Registration is required, and Zoom links and registration can be found on Council’s online Events Calendar.The schedule of workshops is as follows:Workshop 1, March 8, ‘Goal Setting (Dream, plan achieve)Zoom event 10am, Face to face event 4pm at RFDS Wellbeing Place, Blende StreetWorkshop 2, March 10, ‘The Power Of You’ (Think, feel, action)Zoom event 10am, Face to face event 4pm at RFDS Wellbeing Place, Blende StreetWorkshop 3, March 13, ‘Visualisation’ (Dream it, live it)Face to face event only, 10am at RFDS Wellbeing Place, Blende StreetMayor Darriea Turley AM encouraged local women to take advantage of the range events taking place.“This is an ideal opportunity for women and girls to benefit from these specialised workshops,” said Mayor Turley.“We have some amazing women in our community and these events are just a small way we can acknowledge all they do.”Local NSW Women’s Week events are supported by Broken Hill City Council and the NSW Government.Free daily yoga sessions are also being held as part of NSW Women’s Week, and details can be found on Council’s online Events Calendar. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Broken Hill, Broken Hill City Council, community, council, Government, Internet, local council, NSW, online, wellbeing, women, Yoga, Zoomlast_img read more

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Shackling of aged and infirmed inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal, ‘deplorable’ say UN rights experts

first_imgShackling of aged and infirmed inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal, ‘deplorable’ say UN rights experts The United NationsA group of UN human rights experts expressed serious concerns on Tuesday over the treatment and wellbeing of an African American prisoner who has been reportedly shackled to his hospital bed, and denied visits from his family, or access to lawyers.Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been incarcerated for 40 years in the United States, had also been shackled to his bed during a previous four-day hospitalization in late February, while being treated for heart failure.The political activist and journalist, was convicted of killing police officer Daniel Faulkner, in Philadelphia, in 1981. He denies the charges.Since being admitted for surgery around 10 April, he has been denied family visits and access to both his lawyers and spiritual advisor.“The use of shackles during his hospital stays is deplorable, and causes Mr. Abu-Jamal additional and unnecessary suffering”, the experts said in a statement.Citing international standards on the treatment of prisoners, they added that “instruments of restraint are to be imposed only when no lesser form of control would be effective to address the risks posed by unrestricted movement.”Ill health, ill treatmentIn addition to chronic heart condition, Mr. Abu-Jamal suffers cirrhosis of the liver caused by Hepatitis C, hypertension and a severe skin condition.And in late February, he was also diagnosed with COVID-19.“We are concerned that the medical condition of Mr. Abu-Jamal could be linked to years of medical neglect by the Department of Corrections of the state of Pennsylvania”, the experts said.Moreover, they noted that this situation may also be “the result of racial discrimination” against people of African descent by prison and State authorities.Clarion callAgainst this backdrop, the experts called on the authorities to “take all urgent measures to protect the physical integrity, life and dignity of Mr. Abu-Jamal”, in line with international human rights obligations.They said that communication and access for Mr. Abu-Jamal’s family and advisors should “immediately be restored”.Additionally, the state of Pennsylvania must “immediately cease withholding information and access relevant to monitoring the status of Mr. Abu-Jamal’s human rights.”They called on authorities to “urgently address allegations of discrimination, including racial discrimination, in the medical treatment of prisoners in Pennsylvania” and to take all necessary measures to “protect the physical integrity and life of all detainees”, particularly older prisoners and those with disabilities who seem to have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.The experts have written to the Government to express their concerns.The independent experts were appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor and report on specific thematic issues. The are not UN staff nor are they paid by the Organization.Click here for the names of the nine UN experts who endorsed this statement. /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Africa, African, america, american, communication, corrections, Government, heart failure, hepatitis, Human Rights, hypertension, pennsylvania, treatment, UN, United States, wellbeinglast_img read more

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Plans to revitalise Fort Denison revealed

first_imgPlans to revitalise Fort Denison revealed New dining options, spectacular harbour views and educational tours celebrating the heritage of this unique site will soon be available for the whole community to enjoy, as part of the NSW Government’s plan to revitalise Fort Denison. Environment Minister Matt Kean said the up to 25 year lease to operate a restaurant, manage functions and conduct tours on the Sydney Harbour island was awarded to Fort Denison Dining, part of The Point Group, following a competitive tender process.“Fort Denison has long been the forgotten jewel in our spectacular Sydney Harbour crown,” Mr Kean said.“We wanted to right that wrong, and deliver a state-of-the-art visitor experience for the whole community to enjoy, that celebrates the unique heritage and environmental values of this iconic site.“The proposal put forward by the Fort Denison Dining team delivers on all of those fronts, and I look forward to seeing Fort Denison reach its potential and become a must-see attraction for locals and visitors alike.”The Point Group CEO Brett Robinson said the re-imagined Fort Denison will be a place for everyone – for families, visitors and tourists.“We want to make the world take notice – it’s not just the Opera House and Harbour Bridge that are landmarks in Sydney Harbour. We want to recognise that Fort Denison is a key part of a trilogy of iconic landmarks,” Mr Robinson said.“Our Fort Denison team has worked for more than 2 years to develop an extraordinary design that respects and celebrates the shared history and heritage of the island. We look forward to making an important contribution to the revitalisation of the tourism and hospitality industries in Sydney.”Fort Denison Dining has obtained all necessary environmental and heritage approvals ahead of commencing construction works in the coming months.In addition to the works that will be undertaken by the lessee, National Parks and Wildlife Services has commenced significant conservation works of the original buildings and the sea wall and is replacing the wharf to allow access for the whole community.The lease will officially commence once works are complete and the site opens to the public, in late 2022. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, community, conservation, environment, Government, house, Minister, National Park, New South Wales, NSW, opera, restaurant, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, tourism, wildlife, worldlast_img read more

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PHOTOS: Bustamante Hospital gets blood machine

first_imgRelatedPHOTOS: Bustamante Hospital gets blood machine PHOTOS: Bustamante Hospital gets blood machine Health & WellnessJune 10, 2012 Advertisements RelatedPHOTOS: Bustamante Hospital gets blood machine FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre), and Chairman, South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Lyttleton Shirley (right), observe as President, Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston, Andrea Sweeney, unveils a blood gas analyzer, valued at US$62,000, which the Club presented to the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Thursday (June 7). The analyzer will boost the services provided by the hospital’s Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit, which attends to babies and young children suffering from congenital heart disease, in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. The new machine replaced an older version, which was leased by the hospital. RelatedPHOTOS: Bustamante Hospital gets blood machine Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre), along with President, Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston, Andrea Sweeney (2nd left); Chairman, South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Lyttleton Shirley (2nd right); and Senior Medical Officer, Bustamante Hospital for Children, Dr. Michelle-Ann Richards-Dawson (right), listen as representative of the firm, Medical Solutions Limited, Wayne Ashwood, outlines the features and functions of a blood gas analyzer, valued at US$62,000, which was presented to the Bustamante Hospital for Children by the Club, on Thursday (June 7). Medical Solutions Limited is the local distributor for Denmark-based medical firm, Radiometer International, which manufactures the machine. Medical Solutions was instrumental in assisting the Kingston Rotary Club to source the US$62,000 machine, which replaced an older version that was leased by the hospital. The analyzer will boost the services provided by the hospital’s Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit, which attends to babies and young children suffering from congenital heart disease in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.last_img read more

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Santa Monica Census participation at 66.5% and time is running out

first_imgHomeFeaturedSanta Monica Census participation at 66.5% and time is running out Sep. 19, 2020 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsSanta Monica Census participation at 66.5% and time is running outClara Harter9 months agocensusfederal fundingCity officials are encouraging residents to fill out the 2020 census before the county period closes. Courtesy image. There are 12 days left to complete the 2020 Census before it closes at midnight on Sept. 30. So far only 66.5 percent of Santa Monica’s households have responded to this essential survey, which will determine the distribution of $115 billion in federal funding across cities in California.The Census is taken once every 10 years and this year’s results will determine the money Santa Monica receives for many programs including Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, Section 8 housing vouchers, Pell Grants, and highway maintenance. It will also determine whether California gains, loses, or maintains the same number of seats in the House of Representatives.“Census workers have been going door to door in Santa Monica, at personal risk in a pandemic, and yet we know there remain far too many households uncounted,” said Mayor Kevin McKeown. “Every single Santa Monican matters for future federal representation and funding. Every Santa Monican missed just doesn’t count, and we have only days left.”Each household needs one person over the age of 15 to respond to the Census. The survey can be filled out online at 2020Census.gov, over the phone by calling 844-330-2020, or by mailing back a paper questionnaire.On Monday at 6 p.m. City Council Member Kristin McCowan will be participating in an online forum with Rep. Ted Lieu to discuss why a full Census count is essential for California’s 33rd District. The live stream will take place at facebook.com/RepTedLieu.“Every facet of public life is affected by the Census, which is why a complete and accurate count is so essential. The data collected through the Census determines billions of dollars in federal funds to communities for infrastructure, hospitals, health programs, schools, road maintenance, transportation, and senior services,” said L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. “Not filling out your Census means your community could get less funding and less representation. Please do your civic duty and fill out the Census!”The Census looks a little different this year than it has in previous counts. Firstly, there is the option to fill out the survey online for the first time. And secondly, it has occurred during a dangerous pandemic that has limited the ability of Census takers to visit households.Field operations were suspended in mid-March, had a phased restart in May, and continued throughout the summer. Although the online option means the Census has never been easier to take, there are fears that people will be undercounted, making it all the more important for Santa Monicans to respond.As required in the Constitution, the U.S. Census has taken place every decade since 1970. It strives to record every person living in the U.S. including citizens, residents, long-term visitors, and undocumented immigrants. It also counts people residing in the U.S.’s five territories: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.This year’s Census will determine the next 10 years of seat distribution in the House of Representatives and direct almost $1 trillion in federal [email protected] :censusfederal fundingshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentChabad North of Montana to Offer Outdoor Shofar BlowingTransparency Project – A Highly Unusual Council RaceYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agolast_img read more

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