(Clayton and Miriam Saunders at the Halifax courthouse Wednesday. Photo: Anna Cormier/APTN)Anna CormierAPTN National NewsThe mother of Loretta Saunders says it was important to make the long trip from Labrador to Halifax to sit in on an appeal hearing for one of the people convicted of killing her daughter – despite the pain it would cause.“The reason we came was to make sure that everyone didn’t put their eyes on her, and pity her,” said Miriam Saunders.Loretta Saunders is the Inuk woman from Labrador who was murdered in her Halifax apartment in 2014 over a few hundred dollars owed to her for rent.Miriam Saunders (right) outside court with supporters. Photo: Anna Cormier/APTNVictoria Henneberry and Blake Leggette were convicted of her murder.Henneberry is appealing her conviction of second-degree murder based on fresh evidence that she was not in the right state of mind when she entered the guilty plea.Delilah Saunders, Loretta’s sister, said she thinks the hearing is a waste of time and resources.“She was assessed by a psychiatrist and she pleaded guilty after being informed by her very competent lawyer,” said Delilah.Midway through the morning’s proceedings, an emotional Miriam Saunders left the courtroom.“We just want to be able to heal,” she said. “I was able to do some good memories of her before, but it seems like they keep my good memories and they give me ugly, hard and painful ones and I don’t want them.”Loretta’s father, Clayton Saunders, was also at the hearing.He too just wants to move on.“If she gets her appeal, then we gotta wait for her trial, which might be another year, who knows? And then we gotta keep on going,” he said. “I think those three judges will make the right decision.”Delilah Saunders addressing the media outside court. Photo: Anna Cormier/APTNHenneberry is defending herself, asks for more time.Although Henneberry had already been granted a postponement of her appeal, which was originally supposed to take place in January, she opened up Wednesday’s hearing by again asking for more time.“I have no idea what I’m doing,” said Henneberry stating her case for an adjournment.Henneberry is defending herself because she had been denied legal representation from Legal Aid in Nova Scotia.She then had been seeking representation from a lawyer in Ontario and sent her documents there.The Crown, however, had copies of all documents for Henneberry to review.Henneberry also produced a document that no one had seen prior to the hearing.It was from an assessment done by another psychologist.The Crown noted this psychologist only had notes from what Henneberry had been saying about her own mental health – and no other sources.“Ms. Henneberry has to face reality now,” said Crown Prosecutor Mark Scott. “She is holding her own appeal hostage.”Loretta Saunders in an undated photo.Ultimately Henneberry’s request for an adjournment was denied and the hearing proceeded.During cross-examination, Henneberry focused her questions on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Andrew Starzomski, a psychiatrist and witness for the Crown, said after extensive assessments he could not determine whether Henneberry suffered from various mental illnesses, indicating her answers may have been exaggerated.He said that although Henneberry herself was asserting she had PTSD, there was no record of that other than the new document which was produced that morning.The doctor who conducted the latest assessment hadn’t known Henneberry for very long.Henneberry was given the choice to proceed with her own arguments the same day or to take the night to prepare. She decided to wait until Thursday.Henneberry’s boyfriend at the time, Blake Leggette, was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing.The pair were subletting Saunders apartment in Halifax. They owed Saunders rent – and instead of coming up with the cash, they murdered her in the apartment, put her body in a hockey bag, and dumped it on the side of a highway in New Brunswick.Shortly before the trial was scheduled, Henneberry and Legette pleaded guilty.Henneberry was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.Legette was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
The Trump administration is starting to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border to help handle the flow of migrants.The TSA said Wednesday it’s supporting a Homeland Security Department effort, and the shift will affect less than 1% of its 60,000 employees.The agency says it’s minimizing the impact on travel, but an airline labour group is objecting.The Association of Flight Attendants says diverting federal air marshals and other TSA workers to the border hurts airport security. The union says, “Aviation security should not be undermined for any reason.”An agency official says about 100 TSA employees are already in the process of shifting to the border.TSA says it is soliciting volunteers from its entire workforce, which includes about 45,000 airport screeners.The Associated Press
The study involved a mathematical model developed by a group of specialists in the UN World Health Organization (WHO) to stimulate debate and further research on the issue.The authors also report that universal voluntary testing followed by immediate antiretroviral treatment could have additional public health benefits including reducing the incidence of tuberculosis and the transmission of HIV from mother to child. In addition, the model suggests that there could be a significant reduction of HIV-related morbidity and mortality in resource limited countries with generalized HIV epidemics. The experts stress the theoretical nature of the exercise based on data and raise a number of concerns regarding feasibility, including the protection of individual rights, drug resistance, toxicity and financing challenges.In a press release issued in Geneva, WHO notes that the paper does not signal a change in its guidance. “WHO-recommended preventive interventions need to be maintained and expanded,” states the agency. This includes male circumcision, partner reduction, correct and consistent use of condoms, and interventions targeting most-at-risk populations, also known as “combination prevention.”The current WHO policy on treatment involves voluntary testing and clinical and/or immunological evaluation to determine eligibility for treatment with antiretrovirals.WHO will convene a meeting early next year bringing together ethicists, donors, human rights advocates, clinicians, prevention experts and AIDS programme managers to discuss this and other issues related to the wider use of antiretroviral therapy for HIV prevention.The publication of the study comes just days ahead of the global commemoration of World AIDS Day, which is observed annually on 1 December. 26 November 2008Universal and voluntary testing for HIV and early access to antiretroviral treatment could reduce new cases by 95 per cent within ten years, according to a new study carried out by a group of United Nations experts and published in the medical journal, The Lancet, today.
He said that Muslims’ grievances and concerns will be a part of the consultations, design and operationalization of the domestic mechanisms; including the Commission for Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Non-recurrence, the Judicial Mechanism, the Office of Missing Persons and the Office of Reparations. “These mechanisms will not only address the suffering and grievances of members of the Muslim community, they will also address the grievances and concerns of members of the Sinhala and Tamil communities and the concerns of other minority groups,” he said.The Foreign Minister was speaking at an event held today to mark the commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the expulsion of Muslims from the North. Together with the Ministries and government agencies, these mechanisms, will provide much needed relief to the daily struggle of the thousands of Muslims who remain in IDP camps, are struggling to return to their homes or are dealing with the losses of loved ones. The Government today assured Muslims who suffered during the war, solutions to their concerns.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that Muslims will be an integral part of the truth, justice, reparations and non-recurrence process. In October 1990 the LTTE gave 75,000 Muslims under forty-eight hours to leave their ancestral homes across the North and take nothing more than their clothes and 500 rupees to live in IDP camps – where an estimated 80 percent remain 25 years later.Samaraweera said that a few Tamils criticized the LTTE while many justified their actions and even today Muslims returning to their homes face majoritarian resistance from Tamil bureaucrats. (Colombo Gazette)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jonathan Muma Posted Aug 13, 2015 7:35 am MDT A new stadium announcement expected in Calgary, but what will it cost you? Flames fans could be cheering for the red and gold from brand new seats in the near future, but will Calgarians be willing to pay for the new facility out of their pockets?The Flames are set to reveal plans for a new arena Tuesday and they could also include a new football stadium and field house as well.It seems like there is appetite for a new mega-stadium complex, but when it comes to taxpayers footing some of the bill, not everyone will be on board.The mayor and several councillors said they would not support a project that had tax dollars attached to it.However, Jason tells 660 NEWS, if Calgary wants nice things, then everyone should chip in.“Honestly, I think they should tax it, every other city that’s getting an arena is paying for it out of their pocket too,” said Jason.He adds we should also think about the jobs it would create.Another gentleman tells 660 NEWS, if owners can afford to pay the huge player salaries, they should be able to pay for a place for them to play.
While many mines consider proximity detection systems (PDS) a ‘grudge purchase’ to comply with the revised Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA), there is still considerable legal onus on both users and suppliers to ensure that all equipment is fit-for-purpose.Anton Lourens, Managing Director of leading PDS supplier Booyco Electronics, emphasises the importance of mines being very careful in their selection of equipment – to avoid falling foul of the law.“We’ve seen a strong drive by the Department of Mineral Resources to enforce compliance with the new legislation,” Lourens says. “Some mining companies will opt for the cheapest equipment just so they can tick that box in the requirements, but this does create a risk further down the line – if an accident occurs and equipment is found to be not up to the task.”He also highlights the responsibility of PDS suppliers to deliver a reliable solution to their mining customers, and pointed out that there are still suppliers in the market who do not fully understand their legal liabilities when selling PDS technology to mines.“In terms of Section 21 of the MHSA, the equipment supplied by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must be fit-for-purpose,” he says. “If it is found that equipment does not comply, then the OEM can face both civil and criminal prosecution; as the PDS supplier to the OEM, we also bear responsibility.”Lourens says the role of a competent supplier is to help educate customers about the importance of the drive towards zero-harm, which requires a commitment and passion rather than a tick-box approach.“My view is that our biggest challenge when dealing with the mining sector is customer education – getting the end-users to understand what is a fit-for-purpose technology, and what the limitations are with each of the technologies,” he says.He adds that the vital research and development required to advance the capability of PDS offerings had to be funded by the suppliers, not the mines. This placed a financial burden on all companies active in this space, but that was unavoidable in the light of legislation and suppliers must take on this responsibility with care and commitment.
Kiernan, now 34, makes no secret of his belief that Gaelic footballers do not train properly.“They train so little for such great lengths of time,” he said.“They come back in May for the championship and do five or six weeks of concentrated training which their bodies aren’t able to handle.“A lot of the footballers in this country are 15 to 20 pounds overweight and they sustain a lot of injuries, relating to ligaments and tendons principally and to knees as well.“Really, they have no concept of what training is all about,” though he did admit that there were exceptions to this rule and he mentioned to O’Keeffes of Tralee in this regard. STOP ME IF you think that you’ve heard this one before.Marathon runner Jerry Kiernan made headlines after he publicly slammed GAA players and questioned their training regime — in a newspaper interview back in 1988.Kiernan caused controversy last month when he told Newstalk’s Off The Ball that Ireland’s GAA stars do not train hard enough to warrant government grants.Players hit back in response and labelled the Kerry athlete, who competed at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, “uninformed”, “an ill informed moron” and an “angry man”.Now it has emerged that Kiernan made similarly disparaging comments in a piece published by The Kerryman 25 years ago, reprinted by the paper in February.At least he’s consistent: (via @KMcGillicuddy86)Explainer: So why was Noel McGrath looking like this yesterday?Poll: Which motion do you want to see passed at GAA Congress 2013?
http://jrnl.ie/3233042 By Christine Bohan Share20 Tweet Email Short URL The bags and packages of drugs Feb 10th 2017, 2:50 PM 24,506 Views A LARGE AMOUNT of cocaine, worth an estimated €58 million, has washed up on two beaches in England.A member of the public contacted police after discovering a number of bags and rucksacks on a beach in Norfolk on the east coast of England on Thursday afternoon. A small number of packages were found on a nearby beach this morning.When police investigated they found around 360kg of cocaine inside the bags.The National Crime Agency in the UK says it does not yet know how the cocaine ended up on the beaches. Where the drugs were found Source: Google Maps“We are now working… to try and establish how the bags ended up where they did. However it is extremely unlikely that this was their intended destination,” said Matthew Rivers, a spokesperson for the National Crime Agency, which investigates organised crime in the UK.“This is obviously a substantial seizure of class A drugs, and its loss will represent a major blow to the organised criminals involved.”Read: ‘She died alone and unaided’: Woman jailed for killing her cousinRead: House price growth ‘unexpectedly slowed in Dublin in December The bags and packages of drugs Image: National Crime Agency Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: National Crime Agency 42 Comments A huge amount of cocaine has washed up on two beaches in England The cocaine, worth an estimated €58 million, was found in bags and rucksacks. Friday 10 Feb 2017, 2:50 PM
Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and more AEW announces limited tickets are available for tonight’s All Out Pay-Per View Twitter Pinterest CM Punk seemed visibly amused, chuckling here and there at some of the over the top things in the podcast, like Cabana saying . you to people who might call next week w abrasive questions— Gregory Pratt (@royalpratt) May 29, 2018 The civil trial between WWE physical Dr. Chris Amann against Phil “CM Punk” Brooks and Scott “Colt Cabana” Colton officially started on Tuesday morning in Cook County, Illinois.According to a report by Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Amann testified on his behalf yesterday and was described as being “short and curt.” His testimony would include comments he received online criticizing him after Punk’s podcast with Cabana went live.Amann was later described as getting “upset” when he was recounting the situation involving tweets and internet coverage of Punk’s very public comments that took place on Cabana’s “Art of Wrestling” podcast back in November of 2014.The jury also reportedly listened to the entire podcast episode that was released in 2014, which featured Punk going into detail about his departure from WWE earlier that year in January and his claims about Amann’s lack of medical care backstage.Punk claimed Amann had falsely diagnosed a lump that “grew to the size of a baseball” and later turned into a staph infection. Punk also claimed Amann failed to treat his concussion symptoms saying that he was only prescribed antibiotics as treatment.Punk, who is preparing for his second UFC fight on June 9, was in attendance in court along with Cabana. Gregory Pratt of the Chicago Tribune was also in attendance and issued the following tweets about the atmosphere in court yesterday.I had business at Cook County courthouse so I stopped in for a minute to watch the @cmpunk @coltcabana defamation case. Surreal to see two wrestlers sitting across from a jury listening to a podcast of them talking life and pro wrestling that led WWE’s doctor to sue the ex-champ— Gregory Pratt (@royalpratt) May 29, 2018 WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Just to be clear: He was mostly serious and attentive, but there were moments where some of the wrestling talk was over-the-top or the aforementioned comment that he seemed amused by https://t.co/QN8tIMmtvr— Gregory Pratt (@royalpratt) May 29, 2018Amann is seeking $1 million in “compensatory damages”, along with an undetermined amount of “punitive damages” according to the report. Facebook Google+ AEW on TNT returning to Sears Centre Arena in Chicago on Thanksgiving Eve
What happened during the second set of World Cup preparation friendlies and what did we learn from them?The most talked about game was the one between Spain and Argentina. Without Messi (out injured), the visitors were the outsiders, but not many saw this coming. A humiliating 6-1 loss exposed the overall frailty of Sampaoli’s team. It is way too dependent on Messi and definitely not ready for the World Cup. The decision not to call up Dybala and Icardi looks worse by the minute. What happens if Messi’s nagging hamstring injury doesn’t heel properly, or worsens, forcing him to miss games? Who’s Argentina going to turn to then? On the other hand, Spain looks back to its old dominant self. The new generation of Isco (hat-trick), Marco Asensio and Thiago Alcantara shined on Tuesday. This team is as good as Brazil and Germany.Brazil proved that even without Neymar, it is the team to beat this summer. Gabriel Jesus was the only scorer in the 1-0 win in Germany. Joachim Low has some tweaking to do, as not all parts of the machine are functioning to optimal potential. Tite can be satisfied. Let’s just see whether Brazil can repeat the success of late on the big stage.Four days ago, Ronaldo saved Portugal versus Egypt. He couldn’t do the same versus The Netherlands. Whatever Ronald Koeman is doing seems to be working, as the Dutch appear to be gaining confidence and looking more dangerous in each next game. It is an enigmatic team that should be watched out for in the future. As for Portugal, well, let’s just say I don’t expect it to be as lucky In Russia as it was during the 2016 Euro Championship.England was very close to grabbing another victory, but an 87th minute VAR penalty game Italy the draw. The referee made the wrong decision even after looking at the replay, stirring further controversy about the employment of the technology during this summer’s main event. I really hope FIFA addresses this, because it’s an issue that must be fixed, and soon.After the defeat to Brazil, Russia had to swallow another bitter pill, this time from France. Two goals from Mbappe and a goal by Pogba gave the visitors a 3-1 victory. The French are looking good, even without a true striker up front. However, I get the feeling that there is something missing. I don’t know what it is, but if France doesn’t find it in time, it might not get as far as people expect it to.Switzerland embarrassed Panama 6-0, a result that demonstrates Panama’s weakness more than it demonstrates Switzerland’s strength. Belgium recorded a similarly routine victory over Saudi Arabia (4-0). Poland almost squandered away a 2-0 lead to South Korea. The Asian visitors struck twice in the last five minutes, before Robert Lewandowski added Poland’s third for 3-2 win. The Polish are an unpredictable team. They could go very far or they could go out early in June.After the loss to Chile, Sweden suffered another one on Tuesday, this time from Romania. Egypt is finding out that playing the European teams is not as simple as playing the African ones, losing 1-0 to Greece. Chile played a 0-0 draw with Denmark and Colombia followed a victory in France with a goalless draw against Australia. Serbia fought hard to break Nigeria and eventually succeeded. Two goals by Aleksandar Mitrovic made the difference.Peru was probably the team that proved the most during these week of friendlies, recording a second impressive victory (defeated Croatia 2-0 on Friday), this time against Iceland (3-1). Croatia, on the other hand, was outplayed by Mexico, but managed to win and keep a clean sheet. Rakitic scored the only goal of the match from a penalty kick.That would be it.
“It’s almost always fatal, and they almost never make it to clinic to do anything,” said Dr. John Brady.“She’s a lucky dog,” said another vet, “that she eventually, obviously, got away.”However, the fight did not end there.A team of veterinarians spent two and a half hours performing surgery to save Sabol’s life.Luckily for Sabol, doctors found no broken bones or damaged organs.In light of the good news, doctors found something they could not remove during surgery.“That dog will have a souvenir forever. She still has a gator tooth in her,” one vet said. “Maybe get you a gator’s tooth collar,” said Burke while petting his dog.The real heroes, though, are Sabol’s owner and the vets who helped save her.“I can’t say enough thank yous,” said Burke. “They are really wonderful. Really took her, and she’s going to be OK.”“I feel really accomplished when I removed the sutures in two weeks and watched her walk out the door with no other issues,” said Brady.Veterinarians believe the gator that attacked the dog was about 6-feet long.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) – A dog escaped an alligator’s clutches during an attack in a South Florida neighborhood.The gator had Sabol in its grip, but she somehow survived.The wounds on Sabol’s back, legs and underneath her body show she was bitten several times.When Jason Burke, Sabol’s owner, found his dog, she was in pretty bad shape.“I wish we could see what she did, but somehow she got away,” said Burke. “She was underwater at some point in the attack. She was completely soaked from head to tail when I found her.”Burke had been walking Sabol at a nearby Delray Beach park when she ran away and got too close to a pond and in the gator’s grip.Immediately after the attack, Burke rushed Sabol to an animal hospital. Doctors were surprised she made it there alive.
0 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best 50 Photos More From Roadshow 2019 Tesla Model S Long Range review: Familiar, yet oh so much better Tags Auto Tech Car Industry Car Culture Cadillac Tesla Self-driving cars Share your voice Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode Post a comment Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Enlarge ImageTesla’s Autopilot is an effective and robust suite of advanced driver assistance systems, but it’s not infallible. Tesla Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are incredible feats of technology and engineering that help keep us safe while we drive. Unfortunately, because mere mortals make them, they aren’t perfect and can sometimes be fooled.Sometimes the deception is humanmade, as in a recent study conducted by Tencent’s Keen Security Lab. In this study, researchers sought to confuse the Autopilot system in a Tesla by applying reflective stickers on the ground in the path of the car that would confuse Tesla’s advanced lane-keeping system. It worked, and the car began to veer off in the direction of the stickers, but this isn’t a fault with Tesla, it’s more of a problem with how secure infrastructure is when that is what cars depend on for their limited self-driving capabilities. But as long as a driver is paying proper attention to what their vehicle is doing, the situation can be negated.”The [Keen Security Lab] findings are all based on scenarios in which the physical environment around the vehicle is artificially altered to make the Autopilot system behave differently, which is not a realistic concern given that a driver can easily override Autopilot at any time by using the steering wheel or brakes and should always be prepared to do so,” said Tesla representatives in a statement to Roadshow.Enlarge ImageSuper Cruise is one of the most effective ADAS suites on the market today, but its driver monitoring camera can be blinded by bright, direct sunlight. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow It’s not only Tesla’s autopilot that can get confused. A recent report published Monday by Automotive News states that Cadillac’s Super Cruise system — which we’ve experienced and found to be one of the best ADAS suites available to consumers — gets confused by intense blasts of sunlight.Super Cruise’s driver monitoring system relies on an infrared camera mounted on top of the steering column. In a majority of situations, this works great and allows for hands-free driving by ensuring the driver is watching the road. When hit with intense sunlight, the camera is effectively blinded, and that causes Super Cruise to disengage. It’s been an issue since the system debuted in 2018. Cadillac is reportedly working on a solution to this issue, which will likely debut with its next-generation Super Cruise system.Cadillac didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.The main takeaway from this is that having a feature like Autopilot or Super Cruise isn’t an excuse to tune out on your commute. Modern ADAS systems are incredibly advanced, but they still need to be monitored at all times by an alert and engaged human driver.
Rohingya houses torchedAmnesty International and 34 other humanitarian groups on Monday called for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.We “strongly support calls for a UN Human Rights Council special session on the deteriorating human rights situation in Myanmar and urge your delegations to support holding such a session as soon as possible”, an open letter addressed to the council said.“In light of serious reports of human rights violations… we believe that a special session is imperative to launch decisive action and ensure international scrutiny and monitoring of the situation.”The groups said the council should adopt a resolution that would call on the Myanmar government to “immediately cease all human rights violations, including crimes against humanity” and allow human rights groups “full and unfettered access to all parts of the country”.The 47-member council rarely convenes for a special session. In all, the UN group has held 26 since its inception in 2006.A special session may be held at the request of at least a third of the member states, or 16 countries.Earlier this month the UN Security Council dropped plans to adopt a resolution demanding an end to the violence in Myanmar in the face of strong opposition from China.More than 600,000 Rohingya are languishing in Bangladeshi refugee camps after fleeing a brutal Myanmar army campaign launched in late August.There have given chilling and consistent accounts of widespread murder, rape and arson at the hands of security forces.The UN has said the scorched-earth operation, which has left hundreds of villages burned to ash in northern Rakhine state, amounts to ethnic cleansing.Leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has faced intense criticism outside Myanmar for her perceived failure to speak up for the Rohingya.On Monday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini joined a stream of diplomats to meet Suu Kyi in recent days as efforts intensify in hopes of resolving the crisis.
Kolkata: The state Women & Child Development & Social Welfare department has urged the state Labour department to work out the feasibility of bringing private placement agencies under the ambit of some control.”A number of women go missing and then are trafficked on the pretext of lucrative jobs. Hence, we are trying to have a database of the private placement agencies and for this we have sought assistance from the Labour department. We have already given them a draft regarding our plan,” said Shashi Panja, minister of state for Women & Child Development & Social Welfare on the sidelines of a cumulative workshop for Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeimplementation of State Plan of Action against human trafficking. It may be mentioned that in December 2014, the department had launched State Plan of Action Against Human Trafficking in Women and Children (SPAHT) as a pilot project in Jalpaiguri and South 24-Parganas. Bengal was the first state in India to launch such a plan. “We have now decided to roll it out throughout the district. UNICEF, our key technical partner in the SPAHT process, and various other NGOs working with women and child trafficking have been roped in. We have Child Protection Committees (CPCs) at every block in the state that will organise towards finalising the action plan,” Panja said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe implementation of SPAHT is visualised through the convergence of various departments and agencies, where victims remain central. The department has come out with a handbook stating the responsibilities of government departments like Youth Affairs, School Education, Home, Panchayat & Rural Development, Urban Development, Public Works Department, Health & Family Welfare and Industries to curb child and human trafficking. According to a senior official of the department, it has now CPC’s in 2308 wards under the different urban local bodies and 49646 gram sansads across the state. The committee consists of teachers, doctors and anganwadi workers etc. The SPAHT uses a child-rights framework to comprehensively map the responsibilities of key government departments that are tasked with affirmative action for children. These responsibilities are operationalised through the implementation of central and state government schemes, as well as specific actions taking into account the states’ local needs and critical issues. “The Swayangsiddha project to curb human trafficking is also being rolled out in the entire state by the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID). We are also arranging rehabilitation of the victims after they are rescued,” a senior official of the department said.
April 6, 2009 – According to The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT), an unprecedented rush of applications to meet a March 31 deadline for applying for the 2008 cycle of certification testing brought to 64 the number of ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) products seeking to become CCHIT Certified.“I can say this: we are already experiencing a stimulus effect from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA),” said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., Commission chair, speaking at a CCHIT Town Hall at the HIMSS 2009. “We received 44 applications in March, an all-time monthly record for us.”The total applications represent a 33 percent growth over the 2007 cycle, strong evidence that the industry sees a solid continuing role for CCHIT certification in federal and private-sector health IT adoption efforts. Additionally, nearly 40 percent of the applications were for first-time rather than returning EHR products, and more than 60 percent of the applicants reported revenues of $10 million or less, which qualifies them as small businesses. Leavitt pointed out that the prevalence of smaller vendors and new entrants continues to refute speculation that certification could be a barrier to new or small companies.The organization noted good uptake of optional certifications for child health, with 26 applications, and cardiovascular medicine with 11 submittals. CCHIT also received seven applications for Emergency Department EHRs and three for Inpatient EHRs. To date, 25 ambulatory EHR products have been 08 certified, along with three products for the Emergency Department and one Inpatient EHR. The remaining products will undergo testing and certification through June 30.The increase in applications for 2008 certification validates CCHIT’s strategy of advancing the requirements for EHRs each year, leading to continuous progress and innovation, according to CCHIT. Products certified against 2008 criteria, for example, have abilities to handle lab test results and perform e-prescribing functions that were not required in previous years. These products also are able to generate, format and display clinical data summaries using interoperability standards that promise to ultimately make patient records automatically exchangeable with other EHR systems.For more information: www.cchit.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. 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Since 2009, Cyprus has submitted 327 food safety notifications to the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), 245 of which were sent in by the island’s health services, Health Minister Giorgos Pamporidis said on Tuesday.Addressing a food safety workshop in Larnaca co-organised by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the National Food Safety Council, Pamporidis said Cyprus had succeeded in establishing a robust food safety control system based on EU legislation.Citing the figures, he also said that during the same period there had been nearly 18,000 applications for foodstuffs imports, 69 of which had been rejected.“These remarkable figures in comparison to Cyprus’ small population, have placed Cyprus among the leading countries in the RASFF notification system,” he said.RASFF enables information to be shared efficiently between its members states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland, and provides a round-the-clock service to ensure that urgent notifications are sent, received and responded to collectively and efficiently.Pamporidis said the state lab had established a risk assessment unit and has developed its own risk assessment model to fully utilise all analytical results to protect consumer health.The island has also succeeded in getting approximately €500,000 for implementing seven projects coordinated by the state lab under the ministry of health.“Our efforts transcend EU borders since food safety is a global issue,” the minister said.In 2010, he added, Cyprus had co-organised with DG SANTES a training programme for 13 neighbouring third countries on EU legislation and implementation of food control systems.“But to reach to tangible results in a world facing many challenges and to ensure that safety and health standards are not only duly taken into account but even improved, we should strengthen ventures and promoting programmes that provide capacity building assistance to all stakeholders in the food chain and strengthen collaboration that will further initiatives for harmonisation,” Pamporidis said.“The new global environment places considerable obligations on both importing and exporting countries to strengthen their food control system and to implement and enforce risk-based food safety strategies on harmonised regulations.” You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Michigan students would get a leg up on earning a job in a high-skilled career or continuing their education under legislation turned in on Thursday.The Senate and House measures would allow a student to receive a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) certification on their high school diploma. The STEM endorsement would also be visible on student transcripts for future technical training, community college and college application review.“Michigan’s economy is growing and creating jobs, yet many of these positions remain unfilled. This initiative is the next step in ensuring Michigan students are prepared for success and to meet our growing skilled-workforce needs,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “We worked together to enact legislation last year that encourages schools to establish programs that award credit toward a college degree or an industry-recognized professional certificate.“I am proud that we are giving students a chance to receive on-the-job training, and this certification is an excellent way to highlight a student’s accomplishments.”Senate Bills 169 and 170 are sponsored by Proos and Sen. Phil Pavlov. Rep. Amanda Price is the bill sponsor in the House of Representatives.If the bills are enacted, Michigan would be the first state in the nation to institute such a STEM certification opportunity.“We recognize that education is unique to each child, and we have worked hard to ensure our schools give every student a chance for a successful career,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair, chair of the Senate Education Committee. “Allowing students to earn this STEM certification and place it on their diplomas and transcripts helps them improve their college resume and their chances to land a well-paying job.”Gov. Rick Snyder has repeatedly called for an increased focus on STEM education in Michigan.“The Legislature has worked hard to ensure that our students can pursue their own career opportunities in high school and beyond, because we recognize that education is not one-size-fits-all,” said Price, R-Park Township. “By giving students the option to pursue this certification on their high school diplomas, we are helping them take the next step in their educational careers and encouraging them to pursue their own brighter futures.”Proos said, “STEM education plays an important role in giving everyone an opportunity for success. It can also help provide students with the training needed to fill thousands of positions currently available in Southwest Michigan and throughout the state.”### Categories: News 26Feb Bills would allow STEM certification on Michigan diplomas
State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, today praised the federal government for finally declaring ISIS actions to be genocide against Chaldeans, and other Christian and religious minorities in the Middle East.Rep. Runestad is sponsoring a House resolution urging the federal government to declare ISIS activities as an act of genocide. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced the administration’s decision to support such a declaration.“Although it’s unfortunate it took immense public pressure for the federal government to do the right thing, Secretary Kerry’s announcement is welcome news to many families in our area,” Rep. Runestad said. “A genocide designation commits international resources to protect and restore property and lands taken from the minority groups and opens up more avenues for international aid, asylum an eventual return to their homelands.”Rep. Runestad introduced House Resolution 197 in January, urging the president to declare that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is committing genocide against Chaldeans, and other Christian and religious minorities in the Middle East.##### 18Mar Declaration of Acts as Genocide Supported by Rep. Runestad Tags: #SB, genocide, ISIS, Runestad Categories: Featured news,News,Runestad News
06Jun Rep. McCready encourages residents to take part in Free Fishing Weekend State Rep. Mike McCready is encouraging residents of the 40th House District to enjoy Michigan’s abundant natural resources during Free Fishing Weekend on June 11 and 12. During these two days, anglers can cast a line without purchasing a fishing license, but all other fishing rules – such as size and species limits – still apply.“The fishing opportunities in our state are endless. Oakland County alone has more than 350 lakes,” said Rep. McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills. “I encourage people to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend, and enjoy the natural resources Michigan has to offer.”A list of activities planned for Free Fishing Weekend, as well as suggested locations for family-friendly fishing can be found online at www.michigan.gov/dnr.##### Categories: McCready News
Site was destroyed in 2014 tornado 15Jun Rep. Brann votes for funding to rebuild Ideal Park State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted in favor a bill to approve funds for Natural Resources Trust Fund projects, including the money to rebuild a park in Wyoming that was decimated during a tornado in 2014.Brann, of Wyoming, said the House approved the funding – Trust Fund money and local matching funds – including appropriations to restore and improve Ideal Park. The $808,300 project include trails, parking area, a picnic pavilion, playground, fishing dock on Buck Creek, a basketball court and directional signage. The park serves as a trailhead to the Inter- Urban Trail that links to the greater regional trail systems.“This park was a fantastic family attraction until it was severely damaged in the tornado,” Brann said. “The reconstruction project includes many prospects that were not demanded when it was built in the 1970s, including handicap accessibility. This is good news for people in the Wyoming area.”The funding is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is designated on an annual basis in partnership with local governments for the projects.The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.#####The bill is Senate Bill 76. Categories: Brann News,News