Pakistanbound Sikh pilgrims stranded at Attari

first_imgAmritsar: At least 130 Sikh pilgrims heading for Pakistan were left stranded at the Attari railway station on Friday as the Indian government did not grant them permission to cross the international border. The pilgrims, mostly elderly and hailing from various parts of Punjab, were going to Pakistan to observe the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru. They reached Attari station in the morning, but the special train from Pakistan didn’t get clearance to enter the Indian side. Indian railway authorities said there was no permission from the government so the train from Pakistan was not allowed. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana There was a lack of communication between the railways and the Minitry of External Affairs, rued a stranded passenger. The stranded pilgrims raised slogans against the government. They also complained that there was lack of drinking water and toilet facilities. “The moment we will get the permission, we will allow the train to enter Attari,” Station Master M.L. Rai told reporters. The SGPC every year sends four ‘jathas’ to Pakistan in a year. The biggest one goes to Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of the Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, in November to celebrate his birth anniversary. Another ‘jatha’ goes on festival of Baisakhi in April. The remaining two leave in May-June on the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev and the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the founder of the Sikh empire.last_img read more

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KELOWNABORN DIRECTOR COURTNEY PAIGE WRAPS FILM AFTER 4WEEK SHOOT

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement The Color Rose, an independent movie produced by Neon Cinema Films, has wrapped in the Kelowna area after four weeks of shooting.Kelowna-born director Courtney Paige returned home to film her thriller about high school girls, each embodying one of the seven deadly sins, who start a cult. But, after their best friend goes missing, they realize there is more going on in their religious town.The OKM Secondary graduate turned director is an award-winning writer and actor who works between Vancouver and Los Angeles. Her body of work includes appearances on E!’s The Arrangement and a short film entitled Butterscotch that was screened in the Cannes Film Festival Short Corner. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Courtney Paige (right) was raised in Kelowna and has gone on to becoming an award-winning writer and actor. She just wrapped her film ‘The Color Rose’ after four weeks of shooting in the Kelowna area. (Supplied) Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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World AIDS Day marked with calls for renewed leadership to fight epidemic

1 December 2007Marking the 20th annual World AIDS Day, top United Nations officials have called for renewed leadership to tackle the global HIV and AIDS epidemic which has already claimed over 25 million lives worldwide. Calling AIDS “a disease unlike any other,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for strong leadership in a number of areas, saying that “without it, we will never get ahead of the epidemic.”While “tangible and remarkable” progress has been made in a number of areas, including reducing infections and providing care, Mr. Ban emphasized the need to do more on several fronts.“It is our crucial mission to ensure that everyone can access HIV prevention, treatment, care and support,” he said, recalling the pledge made by all Governments last year to work towards universal access by 2010. In addition, Mr. Ban called for renewed leadership in eradicating stigma associated with HIV, which he termed “the single biggest barrier to public action on AIDS” and one of the reasons why the epidemic continues to wreak its devastation around the world.The Secretary-General also emphasized the need for leadership among Governments in fully understanding the epidemic, so that resources go where they are most needed. In addition he pledged to ensure that the UN becomes a model in responding to the virus.“As Secretary General, I am determined to lead the United Nations family in this endeavour – to ensure that we prioritize action on AIDS, to encourage Member States to keep the issue high on national and international agendas, and to work to make the UN a model of how the workplace should respond to AIDS,” Mr. Ban said. The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said the challenge now is to keep AIDS at the top of the agenda, and to accelerate action at national and local level, warning that “any slackening of leadership would be fatal.”“The epidemic reached global proportions precisely because it took so long for the world to act,” stated Dr. Peter Piot. “And although we are beginning to make progress, there remains a long way to go.”Citing a serious shortfall in resources for AIDS, and prevailing stigma and discrimination around the disease, he noted that two-thirds of those who require anti-retroviral treatment are unable to access it. “Less than one in ten people at risk of HIV infection have the means to protect themselves,” he said.Dr. Piot stressed that sustaining leadership and accelerating action on AIDS isn’t just an imperative for politicians. “It involves religious leaders, community, youth and council leaders, chief executives and trade union leaders. It involves people living with HIV, and their families and friends. It involves you, me – each and every one of us – taking the lead to eliminate stigma and discrimination, to advocate for more resources to tackle AIDS.”In her message to mark the Day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed that the first and primary leadership call is for Governments to step forward and provide the basic human rights guarantees necessary for HIV to be overcome. The commitment by Governments to achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support by 2010 is not only an ambitious goal, “it is also a human right,” Louise Arbour stated.To achieve this goal, she called for action on several fronts, including ending the discrimination against people living with HIV and supporting them to become strong, active players in determining policies and programmes that will prevent further infections and provide treatment. In addition, she stressed the need for Governments to care for the most disaffected and marginalized groups, even those who engage in activities which may be illegal in some countries. “Sex workers, prisoners and persons in detention, men who have sex with men, and injecting drug users must have their human rights respected and protected, including rights to health, non-discrimination and freedom from violence,” she stated. “These people are amongst the worst affected in the pandemic, yet their rights are disproportionately violated.” Highlighting the leadership role played by the General Assembly in raising awareness of the issues surrounding the epidemic, its President, Srgjan Kerim, noted that the 192-member body will hold a meeting next year to take stock of and accelerate the implementation of global commitments to combat HIV/AIDS. Mr. Kerim also drew attention to the fact that the disease remains a major challenge for many countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. “Eight countries in Africa now account for almost one-third of all new HIV infections and AIDS deaths globally,” he stated, adding that “every human life lost to AIDS is a tragedy when knowledge and resources have made it possible to prevent these deaths.”In the lead up to World AIDS Day, UNAIDS worked with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Bank to produce “HIV and Prisons in sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities for Action.” While it is well known that sub-Saharan Africa has been hardest hit by the epidemic, little is known about the prison community and HIV, the three agencies said in a joint communiqué. The new document summarizes what is known, identifies gaps in information and proposes ways forward to address this underserved population within the context of the HIV/AIDS response in the region.The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced that its Goodwill Ambassador and tennis great Roger Federer will star in a World AIDS Day public service announcement to raise awareness about the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children. Mr. Federer is among several celebrities and sports personalities lending their voices to the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign, launched in October 2005 by UNICEF and UNAIDS to draw attention to the impact of the disease on children and young people. read more

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Lady Doritos are a marketing test not a mistake say Canadian food

TORONTO — The maker of Doritos is hardly in a crunch after chatter about the potential for dantier corn chips marketed towards women sparked a visceral viral reaction — in fact, experts say comments from the CEO of PepsiCo were likely just a ploy to test the market.PepsiCo released a statement Tuesday calling reporting on the launch of such a product “inaccurate,” adding “we already have Doritos for women — they’re called Doritos.”The response came after CEO Indra Nooyi said on a Freakonomics podcast last week that women don’t like licking their fingers while eating the snack, pouring the crumbs into their mouths, or munching loudly in public. She added that the snack brand was “getting ready to launch a bunch” of Doritos designed for women and packaged to fit their purses.Though it may have seemed like a misstep, Canadian marketing experts a calculated way to get free advertising and test consumers’ willingness to purchase gender-based food.Nooyi is a seasoned and high-profile food industry veteran, who knew what she was doing and was “trying to tap into the market,” said Jordan LeBel, an associate food marketing professor at Concordia University.“Nooyi is known for pushing the envelope…She knows the power of her words,” said LeBel. “This could be just to test the response. If all hell breaks and people think this is scandalous and it won’t sell, it gives PepsiCo something to work with.”He said Doritos that appeal to women are likely on PepsiCo’s radar because for years companies have developed gendered products, largely because their research tells them there is a demand for them.When products tackling such issues make it to market they’re often confronted with social media outrage, which makes deciding when and how to release them tough.Stonemill Bakehouse Ltd. faced backlash when it launched a women’s bread that was baked to be “milder” and light-textured.” Meanwhile, Ferrero SpA caught flak for Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs for girls that came wrapped in pink and filled with miniature dolls and Bic had to cope from criticism from comedian Ellen DeGeneres over pens “for her”, which featured a “thin barrel to fit a woman’s hand,” pink and lavender colour scheme and an “elegant design — just for her!”As for “lady Doritos”, model Chrissy Teigen, Glee star Jane Lynch, comedian Kathy Griffin, and actress Busy Philipps were among the many critics who took to social media to slam the idea.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne chimed in on Twitter on Monday night with a photo of her eating the snack on a flight to Washington, D.C. with a caption reading, “The original is crunchy, messy and delicious enough for everyone.”Though negative, these reactions would likely boost Doritos brand, said Sylvain Charlebois, a food distribution and policy professor at Dalhousie University.“The more you talk about it, the more sales go up and people are reminded the product still exists,” he said.He believes PepsiCo intentionally plotted for Nyooi to mention such a product to generate free publicity at a time when it is struggling with how to reach impulse shoppers spending more time in front of screens than ever before.For years, he noticed Doritos marketers predominantly targeted young, male consumers, but overlooked women, which now has him speculating that the snack giant has awoken to the potential women have to generate sales.He chalked Nooyi’s remarks up to a marketing stunt, in part because they came before the Super Bowl, when nacho chips are in their prime.However, Sarah Kaplan, the director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto, questioned the notion that it was a ploy for attention because she said it was so “tone deaf” that “what woman is going out to buy Doritos now?”She thought PepsiCo was trying to respond to recent consumer “pressure to create products that meet the needs of women” because they represent 50 per cent of the population and control 80 per cent of household spending, but ended up making a misjudgment because of the “bureaucratic processes” that plague large companies.But she added, “Maybe I am too naive to believe that they are willing to completely insult women.” read more

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As Annan arrives for G8 Summit UN says African development facing setbacks

In a letter to the leaders of the G-8 released in advance of the two-day meeting, the Secretary-General called on them to support Africa and strengthen world social and economic security. He reinforced this point on Tuesday in remarks to reporters, highlighting the importance of discussing the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) at the Kananaskis meeting. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), meanwhile, released a report today in Calgary showing that only 10 of the 45 sub-Saharan African countries are on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals set by world leaders meeting at the UN in 2000.Prepared at the request of the G-8, the report details obstacles facing Africa in terms of meeting the goals, which include halving hunger and poverty, achieving universal primary education and gender equality, and halting the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015.According to the report, Africa has the highest number of poor people, with nearly half of its population of 300 million living on less than $1 a day. “If current trends continue,” the report warns, “Africa will be the only region where the number of poor people will be higher in 2015 than in 1990.”On the positive side, the study finds gains in primary education in certain countries, including Malawi, Uganda, Benin, Mali, Niger and Swaziland. It points out that “there is no good reason why universal primary education should not yet be a practical reality” throughout the region, given that the goal requires no new technological breakthroughs and enjoys consensus backing.While there are islands of hope in the region, much more needs to be accomplished, according to the report. “We must understand that African countries cannot do it alone,” said UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown, who added that the G-8 meeting offered “a unique opportunity to help start turning the promise of the Millennium Declaration into reality.” read more

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Family of talented footballer 14 found dead on M67 motorway say they

first_imgSam Berkley  “He has a big brother called Scott, 21, and an older sister called Charlie, 20, and had just become an uncle to his brother’s new baby, Lilly.”His family said they are completely heartbroken by their loss and although nothing will ever replace losing Sam they hope everyone remembers him for the fun, outgoing and friendly boy he will always be.”The youngster was involved in a collision with a grey convertible BMW near Junction 3 at Hyde.The driver stopped at the scene and spoke to police. A talented young footballer has died after he was found unconscious on the side of a motorway. Samuel Berkley, 14, was discovered on the hard shoulder of the M67 eastbound at junction 3, Hyde, Greater Manchester, during Friday afternoon rush hourHe was taken to hospital where he died early on Saturday following what police called “unsurvivable” injuries.His family says they are “completely heartbroken”.A spokesperson fro Greater Manchester Police said: “Sam was in a critical condition and despite the best efforts of emergency services he sadly later died at hospital.”He was a talented footballer who had recently started playing for Hattersley FC. He went to Audenshaw School with many friends and lived at home with his parents Sarah and Gary in Denton. Sergeant Lee Westhead, of GMP’s Serious Collision Unit, added: “My thoughts are with the victim’s family who are being looked after by specially trained officers at this difficult time. Today we learned about the tragic death of our Year 10 pupil Sam Berkley, who died following an accident on Friday December 1. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and friends at this sad time.— Audenshaw School (@AudenshawSchool) December 2, 2017center_img Sam Berkley died after being hit by a car on the M67. “Whilst we work to uncover how this has happened and piece together the moments before the collision, I am asking the public to help in any way that they can.”If you were in the area at approximately 5.25pm on December 1 and saw a pedestrian on the motorway, or have dashcam images, please get in touch and share this information.”His headteacher Jeanette Saw said the school is in “shock”.“Everyone at the school is shocked and terribly saddened by the news of Sam,” she said.“Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family. It’s a terrible tragedy and his loss will be felt by everyone at the school.”Sam was a bright and likeable young man and his sudden loss is hard for us all to come to terms with.”Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and friends at this sad time.”Sam had made his debut for Hattersley FC last month as a striker. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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BBC to cut 415 news department jobs in latest austerity drive

first_imgTHE BBC SAID today it will cut 415 jobs from its news department in the latest cost-cutting measures by the world’s largest public broadcaster.Director of News James Harding said the cuts over the next two years were part of savings needed as a result of a freeze in the licence fee, which all British households with a television must pay.“It will be a testing time of uncertainty and change,” the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Harding as telling staff in a briefing at its headquarters in London.But he said the BBC would create 195 new posts in the news division as part of a restructuring plan, meaning a net reduction of 220 full-time jobs overall.BBC workers are set to go on strike on July 23 during the opening of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland over the layoffs.British Prime Minister David Cameron’s coalition government froze the licence fee for six years in 2010 as part of sweeping austerity measures to cut a record deficit.The BBC also announced 2,000 job cuts in November 2011.BBC News currently employs around 8,400 people, including around 5,000 journalists, the corporation said.- © AFP, 2014last_img read more

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DD to make cross platform console game debut in 2011 with DD

first_imgDungeons & Dragons (D&D) needs no introduction and for fans of the role playing series you will be pleased to know that Atari and Bedlam Games has announced D&D Daggerdale, which is set for a spring 2011 release date. What makes the game even more special is that it will mark the first digital download release for the franchise to appear on all the major platforms, Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC.Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale centers on the desperate struggle to defeat the evil Rezlus and his Zhentarim in their attempt to invade and conquer the Dalelands. Players are charged with the task of restoring order to Nentir Vale by unlocking the secrets of the Mines of Tethyamar, defeating the evil within the treacherous Tower of the Void, leading to the final confrontation with Rezlus himself. The game allows for both solo and co-op play for up to four players. Gamers can use intuitive pick-up-and-play combat combined with a wide assortment of weapons, feats and powers to defeat a wide range of deadly enemies.Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari commented:The Dungeons & Dragons franchise remains a priority for Atari as we continue to build upon the ever-evolving narrative with Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale. As the first D&D cross-platform digital download title we look forward to expanding the franchise to a growing gaming audience. Read more at Atarilast_img read more

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Irish banks are absolutely not prepared for cyber attacks

first_img Monday 24 Oct 2016, 6:00 AM IRISH BANKS HAVE serious gaps in their security systems which need to be addressed to properly protect against cyber attacks.That is according to one of the country’s leading cyber experts, Paul Dwyer, who said that many financial institutions have not invested enough in the area as a result of the banking crisis.Dublin native Dwyer is the CEO of security company Cyber Risk International and the President of the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF), a not-for-profit group that aims to help connect cyber security experts with more than 3,000 members worldwide.Speaking after a recent ICTTF breakfast briefing, he told Fora that Irish financial organisations are “absolutely not prepared” for online attacks.“The Central Bank of Ireland has written to every financial institution in this country a number of times telling them that their boards have full responsibility for this, and they have to prove that they’re doing something about it so there’s no excuse anymore for any financial institution,” he said.“A lot of what (is needed) is cyber hygiene basics, nothing too sophisticated. For example, data classification doesn’t exist in a lot of banks. Share8 Tweet Email3 Oct 24th 2016, 6:00 AM 10 Comments Image: Shutterstock 8,589 Views By Fora Staff Image: Shutterstock Short URL Cyber Risk CEO and ICTTF president Paul Dwyer Source: YoutubeGapsHe added: “That’s on page one of information security management, classifying your assets and understanding what you have. They’re finding that there are gaps there, massive gaps, but they’re not difficult gaps to fill.“Those institutions have to take heed from the writing that’s on the wall from the Central Bank and plug those gaps and move forward. It isn’t rocket science, but if it isn’t priority for a bank they’re not going to do it.” Dwyer also recommended that financial companies should assign a senior staff member specific responsibility for dealing with cybercrime, however in many cases that was yet to happen.“Unfortunately, what we find a lot of the time with financial institutions in Ireland is that the person who becomes the chief technology officer, or whatever, has been in that organisation maybe for a long period of time.“When you question them and ask what are their security qualifications, how do they understand cyber, you very quickly find they may not be the most appropriate person.” The Central Bank oversees the banking industry Source: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ieGravitasHe added: “It’s mandatory from the Central Bank that you have to appoint someone from the Central Bank who is responsible for this area. But in some organisations we work in, we meet people who are maybe 20 years of age who have been handed this poisoned chalice.”“They say, ‘I have no power to effect any change, I’m in the organisation six months’, so they’re not giving it the gravitas it needs.”Asked how banks can better protect their customers data he said: “The approach of a lot of institutions has been that they need to adopt some sort of security standard and just measure up to that.“But not everybody is the same. Everybody will work out what is appropriate for their organisation and apply the appropriate controls.“They need to get the tools they need to develop a management system. Some will need more education for their staff, some will need to improve their network security, different things. There’s no silver bullet.”Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie “By that we mean, are you treating all your data the same, or are you saying ‘this data is more important than that data?’ Because that’s the general principle of security, you don’t have the same security controls over everything.” Irish banks are ‘absolutely not prepared’ for cyber attacks Expert Paul Dwyer says some firms are letting inexperienced staff handle their security. Take me to Fora http://jrnl.ie/3041910 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Nobody seems to care Why some children face years of waiting for

first_img By Peter Bodkin ‘Nobody seems to care’: Why some children face years of waiting for ‘early intervention’ A family’s address can decide whether their children get quick access to services like speech therapy – or flounder on waiting lists. Friday 19 Apr 2019, 12:05 AM 21 Comments Lorraine Dempsey Source: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ieKirkpatrick said the “stop-gap measure of waiting list initiatives” failed to address fix systemic problems with how speech and language therapy was delivered.“The importance of early intervention in those formative years might translate into more complex issues later – that means more of an impact on schools, or added costs in later years due to mental health issues or academic failings leading to lower employment.” Faced with a choice between a harder life for their children and themselves, those parents with the means to afford to pay for treatment are frequently forced to turn to private practitioners.Breeda De Vries’ son was diagnosed with developmental language disorder after a drawn-out series of tests to understand why he was having difficulty forming words as a toddler.However it was nearly a year after his assessment before he started receiving public therapy sessions in Lucan, while since then the treatment had been sporadic due to further year-long waits between treatment ‘blocks’.“He was really frustrated, it was causing behavioural issues because people couldn’t understand him. He was lashing out; the big concern there as well was that he couldn’t go to school,” De Vries said, adding that she felt the only option was to pay for private treatment.“It has had a huge impact on behaviour and it’s had a huge impact on his confidence – when it’s his turn to read at school, he won’t speak,” she said.He knows he doesn’t pronounce things properly. Obviously if he had got more help before he went into school it would have been better.”For Moore in Tallaght, who is a full-time carer for a second, adult son with an intellectual disability, the only option now was to “get the money up somehow” to pay for private therapy for her younger boy.“I believe that the system is designed to wear you down. You’re at home dealing with children’s needs all the day, how do you have the energy to fight for services as well? Nobody seems to care.”- With Ken FoxeKnow more about this story or want to share your experiences? Email the author via peter@thejournal.ie or send a message using the secure Threema app, ID: ESUCBYMK He won’t leave my side, he’s so anxious. I can’t wait 44 months, there’s no chance. I can’t just throw him into secondary school in a few years and let him go.”The nine-year-old is just one of hundreds of children nationwide placed on sometimes years-long HSE waiting lists to receive vital early assessments or therapy for their disabilities.Frustratingly for parents, families living just a few suburbs apart can expect vastly different outcomes due to the accident of their geography, TheJournal.ie’s new investigative journalism platform Noteworthy has found.In some areas, children face the dual hurdles of long waiting lists for initial assessments – the gateway for most to receiving State-funded therapy – and further delays once they join the queue for stretched services.In practice, that can mean waiting more than two years between diagnosis and so-called early intervention for those unable to afford private treatment, which typically costs €100 or more for a one-hour speech and language therapy session.For children in their most formative years, that delay can mean the difference between success or failure at school, with knock-on effects for their ability to work and enjoy fully functioning, social lives as adults.In this investigation, we have focussed on the provision of speech and language therapy as an estimated four-fifths of all children assessed under the Disability Act require the treatment.A 2014 review of Ireland’s approaches to language development noted that it was “crucial to all aspects of children’s lives and one of the best predictors of educational achievement”, which meant that early intervention and treatment was critical.However similar problems affect the delivery of other children’s disability services, such as occupational therapy and physiotherapy, in many parts of Ireland.Those on long waiting lists are often the most complex and difficult-to-treat cases, for which children are waiting for the attention of multiple specialists. Source: Shutterstock/Africa StudioAn accident of geographySince 2016, bringing down the numbers of children on long waiting lists for speech and language therapy has been the target of focussed investment from the HSE.That included a target that no child should wait longer than a year for speech and language therapy. Some €4 million in extra funding was earmarked to recruit an extra 83 staff to help reduce backlogs.However, while the overall numbers of children waiting for therapy has been reduced, the extra money has had little impact on long-term waiting lists. In September 2016 there were 762 children in the year-plus ‘long waiters’ category. While the number had dropped to 487 a year later, by the same month in 2018 it had increased again to 694 and continued to climb.Many of the problems were concentrated in just three of the HSE’s nine designated ‘community health organisations’ (CHOs).Official data shows that more than half of all patients nationwide – the vast majority of whom are children – on waiting lists of a year or more for speech and language assessment were in just one of the regions, covering Dublin city’s south and west, and Kildare.At the end of January, there were 406 people on the waiting list for over a year in the area, while 136 out of that cohort had been waiting more than two years for an initial assessment.By comparison, in the neighbouring health area, covering Dublin’s south-east, Dún Laoghaire and Wicklow, there were only 17 people waiting more than a year for assessment.At least one patient in each of Cork’s south city and Dublin’s west had been waiting more than five years for a speech and language therapy assessment as of January last year. When it comes to receiving therapy following a diagnosis, the picture was little better for many parents in Dublin’s west.However the longest waiting list for initial speech and language treatment was in the CHO region covering much of southeast Ireland, including Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford and south Tipperary.Some 274 children, more than one-third of the national total, had been waiting longer than a year for their first appointment within the region.In the health region covering Cork and Kerry, there were 187 children on waiting lists for a year or longer. The three CHO areas together accounted for nearly 93% of the 741 children on long waiting lists for speech and language therapists nationwide in January. Source: Statista/HSEClick here for a larger versionWithin Cork city alone, there were 78 children who had been waiting more than two years for initial therapy.The rising figures come despite the HSE employing significantly more speech and language therapists. There were the equivalent of 929 full-time of the staff employed in community health organisations late last year, up from 868 in December 2016.Vickie Kirkpatrick, who chairs the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), said the HSE’s waiting list-reduction initiatives were “like a finger in the dyke” trying to fix problems that stemmed from a lack of proper national planning to react to changing demand.“By the time you get trained staff in you might create a dent, but that just creates a problem somewhere else,” she said.Huge regional variations in the numbers of therapists available per child with special needs were identified several years ago, while since then the numbers of children diagnosed with conditions like autism have also risen significantly.The waiting gameA ream of internal documents from HSE and Department of Health staff, obtained by Noteworthy, highlight recurring themes – largely stemming from poor management – that are helping to drive the stubbornly high waiting list numbers in problem areas.Therapists often complained about having poor resources in the regions where they were most needed, issues that were compounded by slow recruitment processes and the lack of replacement staff when members of the largely female workforce went on maternity leave.Clinical staff were also reportedly tied up doing paperwork that could be performed by non-specialist staff whose administrative roles were allowed to become vacant.There were also concerns that therapists were being pushed into unrealistic workloads, which had an impact on their ability to deliver proper services to children. Prized appointment slots were also being taken up by people who failed to turn up for the sessions, however no systematic way of cutting down on the no-shows had been introduced.One document noted that recruitment and retention remained “challenging” in the sector. Only 69 out of the extra 83 speech and language therapy posts funded through the €4 million investment were filled once maternity and parental leave were taken into consideration, it added.An analysis from the HSE’s national office from April last year highlighted a string of ongoing problems in the Dublin west, south and Kildare region when it came to long waiting lists.They included the need to prioritise children requiring a formal assessment at the expense of less-urgent cases.Because of capacity problems within various parts of the assessments process, some children were facing waits in the area of up to five or six years, the analysis noted.The HSE has faced a string of court cases from families suing over delays in children receiving assessments, which under the Disability Act should be completed within six months of an application.Internal records from the region covering Ireland’s southeast also highlight ongoing problems with recruitment and management of the local operation.A report on Wexford speech and language services from January noted that it was currently taking the HSE’s national recruitment service 40 weeks to fill vacancies. An internal HSE document Source: NoteworthyAround one-fifth of therapists’ time was being spent on administrative tasks, the report added. Hiring dedicated staff to perform those duties would help free up clinicians for appointments.It said that nearly 20% of appointments weren’t attended due to no-shows or cancellations, effectively meaning two slots were taken up for one session after allowing for rescheduled appointments.An increase in administrative staff could allow for reminders to be sent to parents, while the report also recommended the implementation of an IT system that could send text reminders.A briefing document from December on long waiting lists in Waterford noted that therapists were “working to their full and safe capacity” and it was not possible to address those waiting for treatment without the replacement of maternity leave staff.It said that the national targets for daily appointment numbers were “not safe” and the author, a clinical manager of the service, “cannot ask staff to achieve this target”.Senior staff on maternity leave were typically replaced by “agency staff with little experience” who themselves needed supervision from senior therapists, further reducing the number of appointments carried out, the document added.Separate letters from an HSE manager said that new speech and language therapy recruits were expected to be able to perform seven therapy appointments per day, however in some of the areas with the longest waiting lists the average figure was fewer than three per day.The letters noted that the expectation may not be realistic for therapists in social care providers, whose patients typically had more complex needs.Many of the complaints had already been identified in an earlier 2017 review of speech and language and other therapy services, which added that poor IT infrastructure was leading to reporting errors and limiting the time available to therapists for clinical appointments.In a statement, a spokeswoman for the HSE said it was “fully cognisant” of the stress that waiting for therapy services caused for families, and improving waiting times was one of its key priorities as part of an overhaul of children’s speech and language therapy services.The HSE’s new programme aimed for “a national equitable approach in service provision for all children based on their individual need and regardless of their disability, where they live or where they go to school”, she added.The HSE’s national plan for 2019 included funding for another 100 new therapy posts by the end of the year, although it was accepted that more resources were needed, she said.A report last year predicted another 400 therapy posts were needed to meet demand for children’s services.All current HSE-funded children’s disability services were being overhauled to create new, interdisciplinary teams around the country, but there appears to have been little progress in the rollout of the new networks in the past three years. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieThe impact Both the families affected by long waiting lists and staff tasked with delivering services agree that the changes and investment needed to deliver proper services to every part of the country are yet to materialise.Lorraine Dempsey, from the Special Needs Parents Association, said that prioritising assessments because of the threat of legal action had often come at the expense of children who were waiting for treatment as there was no statutory “right to intervention”.She added that assessment and treatment should always come “as early as possible” as children were constantly developing and any delays in that development could have significant knock-on effects.A young child with autism, for example, might act out at home and in school, but those behavioural problems were often caused by their own frustration at their inability to communicate with their peers, parents and teachers, she said.Parents want to have options in the future, and they want their children to have as much of an opportunity for independent living as possible – and the foundations for that start very early on.” https://jrnl.ie/4594895 Short URL Share Tweet Email4 16,786 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 19th 2019, 12:06 AM WHEN NICOLA MOORE got a call from the local disability service in Tallaght about scheduling her son’s first therapy sessions, her initial reaction was that there had been a mistake.The nine-year-old had struggled socially with perennially anxiety, and had recently been earmarked for early intervention after being assessed as having high-functioning autism.“The woman on the phone said the wait for the service was 44 months. I said, ‘Can you repeat that?’ I couldn’t believe it. He’s in third class now, so this ‘early intervention’ team won’t see him until he’s in secondary school,” Moore said.last_img read more

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Caribbean Financial Action Task Force XLIV Plenary November 2016 – Providenciales Turks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 8, 2016 – This week, the Turks and Caicos Islands hosts for the first time, the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) XLIV Plenary and Working Groups Meetings at the Tropicana Plaza, Providenciales from 7-10 November 2016.By way of background, the Turks and Caicos Islands was unanimously elected as Deputy Chair of the CFATF, the premier Anti-money laundering and combating terrorism financing regional compliance body, at its XLII Plenary in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on 24th November 2015.  Hon. Attorney General Rhondalee Braithwaite Knowles holds that position as Attorney General and Prime Contact of the Turks and Caicos Islands.That election leads to the Turks and Caicos Islands becoming the Chair of the CFATF during this week’s Plenary hosted by the Turks and Caicos Islands on Providenciales. The current chair of the CFATF is Trinidad and Tobago and that position is held by Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General Hon. Faris Al Rawi.The CFATF is an FATF-style inter-governmental regional body for the Caribbean which plays a critical role in promoting compliance through monitoring and evaluating member states in an effort to achieve compliance with the FATF Recommendations. The FATF is the premier global inter-governmental organization that sets the standards for preventing money laundering, combating terrorist financing and the financing of weapons proliferation (AML/CFT).  Globally 180 jurisdictions have joined the FATF and FATF-style bodies.Compliance with the FATF internationally endorse standards protect the integrity of the global financial system by increasing the transparency of the financial system (making it easier to detect criminal activity) and give countries the capacity to successfully take action against money launderers and terrorist financiers.The benefits of compliance with the FATF standards include –1) securing a more transparent and stable financial system that is more attractive to foreign investors2) ensuring that financial institutions are not vulnerable to infiltration or abuse by organized crime groups3) building the capacity to fight terrorism and trace terrorist money4) meeting binding international obligations and avoid the risk of sanctions or other actions by the international community5) avoIding becoming a haven for criminalsThe CFATF comprises 26 countries from South and Central America and the Caribbean, with a total population of approximately 80 million persons. These countries include Jamaica, the Bahamas, Venezuela, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Belize and the Cayman Islands.The Turks and Caicos Islands was last evaluated by the CFATF in 2008 and will be assessed again under the new FATF standards as to the effective implementation of the AML/CFT public sector and private sector systems in the first half of 2017. Work has begun on the completion of a National Risk Assessment within the Turks and Caicos Islands with public and private sector participation.This week’s meetings will primarily deal with the recent evaluation of Jamaica. About 175 delegates from regional governments and public bodies charged with monitoring compliance with AML/CFT matters have travelled to Providenciales to attend the Plenary and related meetings and events hosted by the Attorney General’s Chambers partnering with the Ministry of Finance, the Customs department, the Ministry of Tourism, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Financial Intelligence Agency, the Financial Services Commission, the Financial Industry Association, the Bar Council and the British Caribbean Bank.The Plenary and meetings are held in closed sessions and are only open to registered delegates, however, there will be an Opening Ceremony open to invited guests and the media scheduled for 9am – 9:45am on Wednesday November 9, 2016 at the Tropicana, the Bight, Providenciales.Braithwaite Knowles said; “It is an honour to accept the Chairmanship of the CFATF on behalf of the Turks and Caicos Islands. This demonstrates the commitment and capacity of the Turks and Caicos Islands to transparency in our financial systems and to playing a key leadership role in regional efforts to achieve compliance with these important standards.”For further information, please contact by email: twilliams@gov.tclast_img read more

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Govt doctors protest against National Medical Commission Bill in

first_imgNizamabad / Kamareddy: Medical services were affected in government hospitals in districts as doctors boycotted duties against the passage of National Medical Commission in Parliament.Doctors protested in front of Nizamabad Government Hospital on Wednesday opposing the National Medical Bill. They demanded amendments to the bill passed in the Lok Sabha. ZP chairman and chairman of the hospital development committee Vithal Rao declared solidarity with the protesting doctors. Vithal Rao said he would support doctors’ struggles. Hospital Deputy Superintendent Pratima, Government Doctors Association State secretaryVishal , Kiran, members Harish ,Kumaraswamy, Medical faculty lecturers, Sunil, Nageshwarrao Kiran Rao and others participated in the protest. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Addressing the protesters, Telangana Government Doctors’ Association’s district unit president Gopal Singh and secretary Jalagam Tirupati Rao said that the National Medical Commission will endanger the existing medical system in the country. Doctors in Kamareddy boycotted duties and protested.The doctors only attended to the emergency cases. The doctors staged dharnas and took out a protest rally inside the hospital premises. Kamareddy Hospital Superintendent Dr Ajoykumar, ISReddy Dr Mahesh,Dr. Srikanth, Dr. Srinivas Dr.Praveen Goud, Dr.Kirangoud DeviSrinivasand others participated in the protest.last_img read more

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PUBG Mobile Lite features we really hope to see in PUBG Mobiles

first_img This has to be the coolest PUBG Mobile trick, EVER!!! PUBG Mobile Lite was recently launched to attract the masses owning a low-end smartphone. The lighter version of the most popular battle royale mobile title eliminates the need to have a premium, high-end smartphone to get onboard the craze PUBG Mobile has built since its launch.PUBG Mobile Lite developers have thought through the idea behind it, bringing each and every feature tailored to deliver optimum gaming experience. We tested PUBG Mobile Lite and it seemed fine but needs further improvements in terms of lags and some glitches. The gameplay aspect seems to be more favourable than the build itself, but there are going to be updates in the future to fix those errors.During our PUBG Mobile Lite review, we noticed some new features exclusive to this particular version and other features that we had briefly seen in select PUBG Mobile games. Now, we hope that Tencent considers bringing some of its PUBG Mobile Lite features to PUBG Mobile, which can benefit more users who have been playing the game for quite some time now.Riverside rampCamping on bridges is one of the common practices in PUBG Mobile, but there are culverts in the game to allow players to cross a river. While this is helpful, players can alternatively swim to cross to avoid any sniper who would be watching the culvert. But what we saw in PUBG Mobile Lite really had us thinking why this feature can’t come to PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile Lite riverside rampIBTimes India/Sami Khan screenshotPUBG Mobile Lite has a riverside ramp that can be used to cross a river in James Bond’s style. Throttle your vehicle and go over the ramp to land on the other side of the river to give opponents an element of surprise. We really hope to see this in PUBG Mobile as it can be used to a better strategy and ambush the enemy without losing your vehicle.RPG missile launcherPUBG Mobile Lite adds a new weapon to the airdrop weapon arsenal. An RPG missile launcher is incredibly cool to carry and highly destructive in short range. We’ve seen the RPG in PUBG Mobile x Resident Evil 2 crossover event to eliminate hoards of zombies, but we never heard of it in other maps. PUBG Mobile Lite RPG launcherIBTimes India/Sami KhanOur sincere hope is that PUBG Mobile gets RPG as a rare item found only in airdrops in addition to the weapons like M249, AWM, Groza and others.Health while on the moveFor so long, PUBG Mobile players have cribbed and complained about not being able to take health while on the move. Being stationary is mandatory to boost the health level, but it puts the player in a comprising situation if the sniper has marked you. In PUBG Mobile Lite, players can take health while on the move, which is something we wish gets introduced in the original PUBG Mobile. This can save lives and give a harder time for enemies to take you out. This works both ways, so don’t get too stressed out when your target is moving out of range while boosting health. PUBG Mobile Lite goes live in IndiaPlay StoreExtended time to killFinally, PUBG Mobile Lite makes it hard to kill an enemy. It’s not a glitch, but it is by design to “enhance players survivability during firefights and encouraging aggressive play.” We don’t entirely wish for this feature to be seen in the original game, but it wouldn’t hurt to be immune to shots while we inspect its origin. Most times, headshots take you out before you realize where it came from. A warning in the form of extended time to kill can be a nice addition.Tencent Games hasn’t promised or hinted to bring these features to PUBG Mobile, but it is merely our hope to enhance the gameplay. Closelast_img read more

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North Korea skips annual antiUS rally
first_imgIn this 25 June 2017, file photo, tens of thousands of men and women pump their fists in the air and chant as they carry placards with anti-American propaganda slogans at Pyongyang`s central Kim Il Sung Square, in North Korea, to mark what North Korea calls `the day of struggle against US imperialism` – the anniversary of the start of the Korean War. In another sign of detente following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump, North Korea has opted not to hold this year’s “anti-US imperialism” rally. Photo : APIn another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump, North Korea has decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of its calendar: the annual “anti-US imperialism” rally marking the start of the Korean War.Fist-pumping, flag-waving and slogan-shouting masses of Pyongyang residents normally assemble each year for the rally to kick off a month of anti-US, Korean War-focused events designed to strengthen nationalism and unity. It all culminates on 27 July, which North Korea celebrates as a national holiday called the day of “Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.”Last year’s event was held in Kim Il Sung Square with a reported 100,000 people attending. North Korea even issued special anti-US postage stamps.Officials had no on-the-record comment on the decision not to hold the event this year. But Associated Press staff in the North Korean capital confirmed Monday that it would not be held.North Korea has noticeably toned down its anti-Washington rhetoric over the past several months to create a more conciliatory atmosphere for the summit and avoid souring attempts by both sides to reduce tensions and increase dialogue.North Korea’s state media were filled with reports, photos and video of the 12 June  meeting between Trump and Kim in Singapore.A 42-minute documentary-style news special was aired on the state television network two days after the summit and has been repeated frequently since, meaning that by now there are probably few North Koreans who are unaware of the changes in the air. For many North Koreans, the program was also quite likely the first time they had ever seen what Trump looks like.Still, North Korea’s handling of the changes and how it presents them to its people remains highly nuanced.So far, it hasn’t said much about what Washington is interested in the most – denuclearisation. But it has made significantly fewer references to its need to have nuclear weapons than it was making last year, when Kim was test-launching long-range missiles at a record pace and tensions with Washington neared the boiling point.North Korea’s decidedly less strident posture these days underscores the delicate position it finds itself in after decades of touting the United States as its archenemy.State media referred to Trump quite deferentially in their reports of the summit, calling him by his full name and adding the title of president of the United States of America – itself a somewhat jarring contrast to the way it normally spits out merely the surname of US officials, with no titles.Considering how its relations with Washington could quickly slip back into acrimony if the difficult process of negotiating denuclearisation and the lifting of trade sanctions breaks down, it remains unclear how much, or if at all, North Korea intends to recalibrate its other propaganda and indoctrination efforts.Getting rid of all the anti-American propaganda would be a Herculean task.The 1950-53 Korean War, and the devastation the country suffered at the hands of the US and its allies, remain a major part of every North Korean’s education.Negative portrayals of Americans as big-nosed goblins are a common sight at elementary schools and kindergartens and exhortations to beware of American aggression, deceit and brutality are a staple message of textbooks and at “class education” centers around the country. Anti-American slogans can also still be seen in Pyongyang and throughout the countryside, though they are not that numerous.And while softening its criticism of the current US administration, North Korea has stepped up its attacks on “capitalist values” in general – an oblique warning that its diplomatic outreach to the world should not be taken to mean it’s ready to throw away its socialist ideals anytime soon.last_img
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12 Russian intelligence officers indicted for hacking US Democrats

first_imgDeputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Friday, 13 July 2018, in Washington. Photo: APTwelve Russian intelligence officers were indicted by a US grand jury on Friday, just three days before president Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.Announced by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the charges were drawn up by special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is looking into Russian interference in the November 2016 vote.Rosenstein told reporters the Russian military officers were accused of “conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election,” including by hacking Democratic Party emails ahead of the vote.”Eleven of the defendants are charged with conspiring to hack into computers, steal documents, and release those documents with the intent to interfere in the election,” he said.”One of those defendants and a 12th Russian are charged with conspiring to infiltrate computers of organizations involved in administering elections.”Rosenstein said he had briefed Trump about the indictment before Friday’s announcement.Trump, who is currently visiting Britain, is scheduled to meet with Putin in Helsinki on Monday.last_img read more

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Next up for Firefoxs Tracking Protection Social Media tracker blocking

first_imgNext up for Firefox’s Tracking Protection: Social Media tracker blocking by Martin Brinkmann on July 17, 2019 in Firefox – 14 commentsMozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox’s Tracking Protection feature soon by adding Social Media tracker blocking to the list of protections.Social Media tracker blocking is not an entirely new feature but Mozilla wants to move it into its own Tracking Protection category and improve it at the same time.Tracking Protection is a built-in feature of the Firefox web browser that has been designed specifically to mitigate tracking on the Internet. Mozilla enabled Tracking Protection by default for all instances just recently in stable versions of Firefox; the feature was enabled in private browsing windows previously only.The organization announced in mid 2018 that it had plans to push Tracking Protection, and that is exactly what it has been doing since.The next upgrade addresses another major source of tracking on today’s Internet: social media tracking. Mozilla plans to introduce the feature in Firefox 70 Stable but the release may be postponed depending on how development progresses or even pulled. Firefox 70 Stable is scheduled for a October 23, 2019 release.Mozilla plans to block social media trackers by default in Firefox once the feature lands. Tracking Protection supports the three different states Standard, Strict and Custom; standard is the default state and social media tracker blocking is enabled in that state.Mozilla maintains a list of trackers that will get blocked when the feature is enabled. The current list includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and the various tracking domains that these social media services use.Firefox users may click on the Shield icon in the browser’s address bar to display the types of trackers that are blocked on the active site. Social Media Trackers will be listed there if any are blocked and users may click on the small arrow icon to display the list of trackers the site attempted to load.Mozilla plans to make use of doorhangers in the future to inform users about tracking protection features.Closing WordsTracking Protection is a core feature of the Firefox web browser that has been improved significantly in the past 12 months to block more trackers but also other unwanted content such as cryptomining or fingerprinting.There is certainly room for improvement, either by improving existing protections, e.g. fingerprinting, or by implementing new tracking protection groups.Now You: What is your take on Tracking Protection? (via Bleeping Computer)SummaryArticle NameNext up for Firefox’s Tracking Protection: Social Media tracker blockingDescriptionMozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox’s Tracking Protection feature soon by adding Social Media tracker blocking to the list of protections.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Johnson, a third-round pick from Northern Iowa in 2015, broke onto the national scene this past season. He led the NFL in total touchdowns with 20, touches with 373, and yards from scrimmage at 2,118. The yards from scrimmage mark set a franchise record for a single season.Of his 373 touches, a healthy 80 were on receptions, which he turned into 879 yards and four touchdowns.“They’re able to use him as a quasi-wide receiver,” Brooks said. “He’s really added a dynamic and a dimension to their offense.”Though the Cardinals were not especially relevant nationally given their 7-8-1 record, Johnson earned due credit for his productivity. He was a First Team All-Pro selection and a Pro Bowler, and Pro Football Focus graded him as the best receiver of 2016.Johnson wasn’t able to play the Pro Bowl after suffering a knee injury in Week 17 against the Los Angeles Rams. While originally feared to be a tear, he was diagnosed with a sprained MCL that did not require surgery.And, as Johnson noted via his own Twitter account, he seems to be progressing nicely.With high praise coming from several sources, most recently Jeremiah and Brooks, Johnson has a large spotlight on him as he prepares for his third season. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs as Washington Redskins inside linebacker Su’a Cravens (36) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories Comments   Share   NFL Network analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks ranked the top five NFL players of 2016 on “Move the Sticks,” and a Cardinal made the list.Second-year running back David Johnson placed fourth, behind Le’Veon Bell, Tom Brady and Matt Ryan and above Landon Collins.“We know what he can do running the rock, but you can line him up outside, you can line him in the slot, he can run routes out of the backfield,” Jeremiah said. “He gives your offense so much flexibility.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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