first_imgMinister visits paramedics and ambulance workers on Thursday Island Minister for Health and Ambulance Services The Honourable Yvette D’AthMinister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath today met with paramedics and ambulance workers at the Thursday Island Ambulance Station. Minister D’Ath praised the hardworking team for their role in providing first class ambulance care to residents in the Torres and Cape. “The Palaszczuk Government has invested $2.8 million in a state-of-the-art replacement Thursday Island Ambulance Station which became operational in March 2018,” the Minister said. “The station is home to eight staff, including two indigenous cadets, and has three ambulance vehicles.“In 2019-20, Thursday Island paramedics responded 921 times to patients in need, working in one of the most unique environments a Queensland paramedic can work in.“They’re highly skilled and most paramedics working on Thursday Island are trained to fly on a rescue helicopter. “They often find themselves responding on the helicopter across the whole Torres Strait and down into the northern tip of the Cape York Peninsula. Member for Cook Cynthia Lui paid tribute to the hardworking ambulance staff on Thursday Island.“TI’s hardworking paramedics and ambulance workers are a crucial part of the Torres and Cape health network,” Ms Lui said.“I want to thank these workers for their outstanding service to the local community.“The Thursday Island Ambulance Station has also established a link with the community through an Indigenous Paramedic Program which has successfully hosted several cadet officers.“This program provides a supportive educational pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to emerge as fully-fledged advanced care paramedics. “Our paramedics and ambulance workers proudly put on their uniform day in, day out for the community and I’m pleased to see them operating out of this wonderful, modern station in beautiful Thursday Island.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Ambulance, Australia, community, Cook, Government, health, helicopter, Indigenous, Minister, Palaszczuk, paramedics, QLD, Queensland, Thursday Island, Yorklast_img read more

first_img Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” A seven-year old boy from Malappuram District of Kerala is said to be suffering from a West Nile Virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne disease, mostly reported in the continental United States.Union Health minister, J P Nadda, informed that they are closely monitoring the situation and has reviewed it with Preeti Sudan, health, secretary and he has directed for all support to be extended to Kerala in its prevention and management.The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has also been alerted and a close watch is being maintained at Central and State level. There are no reports available so far for spread of this virus in other parts of the country.The health ministry has dispatched a multi-disciplinary central team from National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The team will support the State Health Authorities in managing the disease.As per World Health Organisation (WHO) West Nile Virus can cause neurological disease and death in people. It is commonly found in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and West Asia. WNV is maintained in nature in a cycle involving transmission between birds and mosquitoes. Humans, horses and other mammals can be infected.Last year the Kerala reported 19 Nipah virus (NiV) cases, including 17 deaths and 18 of the cases were laboratory-confirmed and the deceased index case was suspected to have NiV but could not be tested. The outbreak was localized to two districts in Kerala State: Kozhikode and Malappuram. Nipah infection was an zoonotic disease transmitted to humans through infected fruit bats, pigs or other Nipah-infected persons. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Indian Council of Medical ResearchJ P NaddaKeralaKozhikodeMalappuramnipah virusPreeti SudanUnion Health MinistryWest Nile VirusWHO West Nile Virus scare glares at Kerala Health Ministry takes stock of the public health measures for controlling West Nile Virus (WNV) in Kerala Infection Control News Patient Safety Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on March 14, 2019 Add Comment Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalslast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisements Story HighlightsMatters involving minors, which come to the attention of the Legal Aid Council, (LAC) are given priority as the Council endeavours to protect children’s rights to legal representation.Each child who enters the justice system as the accused, is entitled to an attorney.Special emphasis on the protection of the rights of a child during questioning, because they may not be as articulate as an adult. Legal Aid Council Helping to Protect the Rights of ChildrenJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedGage-Grey Appointed CEO of CDA RelatedYouth Ministry Ramping Up Fight Against Child Abusecenter_img Legal Aid Council Helping to Protect the Rights of Children CultureApril 17, 2014Written by: Shelly-Ann Irving RelatedIOJ Invites Public Sector Workers to Open House Matters involving minors, which come to the attention of the Legal Aid Council, (LAC) are given priority as the Council endeavours to protect children’s rights to legal representation.Executive Director of the LAC, Hugh Faulkner, who gave this assurance, pointed out that children are placed in a special category of clients that his office deals with.Mr. Faulkner explained that each child who enters the justice system as the accused, is entitled to an attorney.“Children and adults, alike, have access to a Duty Counsel, a lawyer that represents a client from they are in custody of the police through their first court hearing,” he stated.“There is no reason for a child to appear before the justice system without a lawyer, because at the Council we have a record of always providing Duty Counsels for children, once a request is made,” Mr. Faulkner stressed.The Executive Director highlighted that the mandate of the Legal Aid Council, as outlined in the Legal Aid Act, is to administer an efficient legal aid system.“There is a duty on my office to ensure that a child is not delayed. We will go to the police stations at any time, whether public holidays or nights, so that if the officer wishes to carry out the questioning they can do it,” Mr. Faulkner explained.He revealed that there are 150 lawyers islandwide who accept such cases, at the Resident Magistrates court level, and others at the Circuit, Gun, and Appeal Courts.Mr. Faulkner told JIS News that a police officer, guardian, family member, personnel from agencies such as the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) and Children’s Registry (OCR), Stand Up Jamaica, and concerned citizens can request legal aid for minors.He also informed that the Magistrate can request that the Council assigns a lawyer to the case.Meanwhile, he noted that there is special emphasis on the protection of the rights of a child during questioning, because they may not be as articulate as an adult.“These rights include not being obliged to speak, because the law protects a person from self incrimination. Additionally, the burden of proof lies with the prosecution. For these reasons, a lawyer must be present to ensure that the rights of the child are protected,” Mr. Faulkner explained.The Executive Director also told JIS News that a child deemed to be “uncontrollable”, who appears before the justice system, is entitled to legal representation.Mr. Faulkner stated that this particular matter was highlighted at a recent meeting with the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) and Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA).“The reason for this is that the court may make an order for that child to be sent to a correctional centre, which is similar to a place where a child who has been found guilty of a wrong could be sent. As a matter of principle we make that representation available and we highlight that the court can make the assignment or they call the Legal Aid Council,” Mr. Faulkner explained.Mr. Faulkner stressed that there are other rights of children that must be observed while they are in the custody of the police, such as protection of identity.“In the event that a child is accused of committing an offence neither their names nor faces should be published in the media. A child should not be fingerprinted, the child’s record should be preserved (no criminal record),” he stated.He also added that a child reserves the right to have a parent or guardian present while they are being questioned, are in an identification parade, or are appearing in court.The LAC is a statutory body of the Ministry of Justice. Its mandate is to administer an efficient and coordinated legal aid system in Jamaica. The Council administers legal aid for citizens, organises and establishes legal aid clinics, formulating the requisite standards, procedures and regulatory framework. It also establishes panels of attorneys to carry out legal aid duties in fulfilment of its mandate.Persons may contact the Legal Aid Council located at 72 Harbour Street, in Kingston at 948-6999 or 948-7275.The Kingston Legal Aid Clinic is located at 131 Tower Street, downtown Kingston, and can be contacted at 922-3792, 922-3761, or 922-3556.Persons can also visit the Montego Bay office at 42B Union Street, National Housing Trust (NHT) Building to request legal aid services. Photo: ContributedExecutive Director of the Legal Aid Clinic (LAC), Hugh Faulkner, is encouraging citizens to utilise the services of the Mobile Justice Unitlast_img read more

first_img At least something was done about this situation and the family had to leave the town and enroll their daughter in a different school due to all of the negative reactions they were receiving. That was improved upon by a couple of blogs that continuously posted information about were they were living and working. So basically they got their just desserts. I hope the tragedy follows them their entire life. The state also created Megan’s Law to counteract cyber-bullying, so kudos to them.It just shocks me that kids are so mean and venomous that they could actually tease other human beings to the point of breaking their soul into a million tiny pieces. I’ve been teased and done plenty of teasing in my life but I’ve never tore into someone so bad they wanted to die. Had I ever done something that wicked I’m sure that I’d be paying a serious price in the form of karma or just feeling like I want to crawl into a hole.How people do these things and simply walk away saying it wasn’t their fault is something that I will never understand. The guilt they should be experiencing would be crippling, one would think.I just think that people need to look out for things like this and it’s not just a parents job. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins even random acquaintances should be on the look out for people that might need a little shielding or pat on the back. A suicide is such a waste. I believe that anyone can be capable of anything. One of those two children may have grown into adulthood only to find a cure for cancer or maybe just the common cold. They may have grown up and done nothing other than be a parent and that would be enough reason to give life another day.Whenever people think that they have no reason to live, they need to reach out or hope that someone else will. It’s better to be left dangling an empty hand than to know that your hand wasn’t there when someone needed it to be. If you see or hear of someone bullying take action, make a move, don’t just sit there and assume it will be OK.  You may be sadly mistaken.Cody Edgerton is copy editor at the Port Arthur News. He can be reached at [email protected] The poor girl had dated one of the guys in the notorious nine and supposedly the relationship ended about six weeks before her death. I’m sure he was quite the gentleman during their relationship, especially seeing as how he is now facing statutory rape charges.I’m really glad to see the state picking up these charges though and I hope that the nine are made a hard-core example out of. String them up and let the country or world bully them with rocks, bats or whatever other instrument of torment they can find.This is not the first time that a child has killed themselves after intense bullying. Megan Meier killed herself just days before her 14th birthday following a severe amount of ridicule and harsh language from a person whom she thought was a 16-year-old male. The person was actually the mother of a fellow classmate who claimed she was simply trying to find out what Meier was saying about her daughter. The initial communications were very nice and a relationship formed; however the messages turned cruel and the last message on Myspace from Megan was, “ You’re the kind of boy a girl would kill herself over.”center_img The past couple days I keep hearing about the tragedy of a 15-year-old girl hanging herself in the hallway of her apartment. This evidently happened in January but no one really said much of it until they charged nine of her classmates with involvement in her suicide.Her name was Phoebe Prince and she had recently moved from Ireland to Massachusetts. I don’t know what the reason was for the move but I find it very unfortunate that she indeed left the Emerald Isle for the land of “being bullied until you kill yourself.” Also known as the land where kids push someone to an untimely death and then attend a dance as though nothing ever happened.Back in the day people would see a little bullying and pass it off as kids being kids. But there comes a point when bullying goes from simple teasing to complete vicious intimidation. I think the fact that charges such as violation of civil rights with bodily injury resulting, criminal harassment and disturbance of a school assembly, violation of civil rights, criminal harassment and assault by means of a dangerous weapon, where brought about goes to show that this situation is a little extreme to be classified as teasing.last_img read more

first_imgDuring the announcement of its financial results for the third quarter (3Q17), Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NAP) offered key insights into the crude tanker industry’s outlook. The company presented a comprehensive perspective on oil consumption, ton-mile demand, US crude oil exports and its impact on the crude tanker industry.Oil consumptionIn the past three decades, crude oil consumption has grown except for in 2008 and 2009 due to the financial crisis. Going forward, crude oil consumption’s main growth drivers will be increasing demand from the Asian economies, particularly China and India. The IMF (International Monetary Fund) has projected global GDP growth for 2017 and 2018 at 3.6% and 3.7%, respectively.The IMF has increased the GDP growth for 2018 due to stronger-than-expected growth in China, Japan, Europe, and Russia. Over the years, an increase in the global GDP has led to a higher time churn for VLCCs (very large crude carriers).Ton-mile demandAccording to the NAP, moving crude oil on ships from West Africa and South America to China needs as many VLCCs as the movement from the Arabian Gulf, even though the Arabian Gulf shipped about twice more oil to China.Increased crude oil production and exports from the US have added to the ton-mile demand. In the first seven months of 2017, the US exported 5.4 MMbbls (million barrels) of crude oil per month to China, along with 1.8 MMbbls per month to Japan and Korea.New crude export streams from West Africa, Brazil, and other Atlantic Basin suppliers to new refineries in the Eastern Hemisphere will help increase the ton-miles and support VLCC rates. The trend is expected to continue as China’s domestic oil production falls and demand increases.Sea News, October 30 Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

first_imgRohde & Schwarz and Prisma Telecom Testing, a leading supplier of performance testing solutions, have successfully completed the verification of a 5G NR standalone registration including data transfer. Rohde & Schwarz presented this test setup for the first time to the public at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.While initial 5G New Radio deployments will focus on a non-standalone (NSA) mode, which always requires an LTE connection as an anchor, the next step will be deployments in a standalone mode (SA). Rohde & Schwarz and Prisma Telecom Testing have achieved another important milestone in the commercial evolution of 5G New Radio: The two companies successfully verified a 5G NR standalone registration including data transfer using a test solution based on an R&S CMX500 5G NR signaling tester and a Prisma UeSIM multiterminal simulator. The test setup provided a 5G network simulation to test a real-time connection on a carrier with 100 MHz bandwidth in line with 3GPP release 15 in standalone mode (option 2).Using this R&S CMX500 based setup and the Prisma UeSIM, developers of 5G user equipment or network infrastructure can measure compliance to 3GPP Rel 15 standalone mode of their products already today. They can verify in detail the signaling procedures needed to establish a 5G standalone registration and a data connection. Simultaneously, they can generate data traffic to and from the Prisma UeSIM. Throughput measurements help to optimize 5G transmission settings.last_img read more

first_img Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Brits Rush to Take out This £200k Life Insurance Policy from Just £10pm* x Final Photos Taken Just Seconds Before Tragedy Struck x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x 20 Heartbreaking Photos North Korea Didn’t Want Released x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Conte assesses Ake following return to ChelseaChelsea Under-23s v Leicester: three stand-out performers Mukhtar Ali netted twice and Charlie Wakefield had a hand in three of Chelsea’s goals as they beat Leicester City 4-0 in one of their most complete Premier League 2 performances of the season so far.The Blues’ Under-23s were dominant throughout, with Ike Ugbo firing just wide across the face of goal, but it took them 36 minutes to break through – and it came from the penalty spot.Wakefield won the ball in the Leicester half and slipped the ball through to Ugbo, who was brought down in the box by Foxes keeper Max Bramley.AdChoices广告Ali smashed home the resultant penalty for his first league goal of the season.Chelsea doubled their lead shortly after the break when the impressive Wakefield delivered a teasing ball in towards Dominic Solanke and it cannoned in off the thigh of Leicester skipper Darnell Johnson.The home side offered little in the way of an attacking threat, although Harvey Barnes twice went close – first with a left-footed volley into the side-netting, and then with a fine run and shot which forced Chelsea keeper Bradley Collins into his only save.The Blues were frustrated by the performance of Bramley until two goals in the closing minutes.After Mason Mount saw his shot saved by Bramley, Wakefield hung up a cross for the unmarked Ali to nod in from six yards, and Solanke added the fourth when he created some space for himself to shot low into the net.last_img read more

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was listed as questionable to play in Sunday’s game against Kansas City after logging his first full practice since early November.Head coach John Harbaugh left open the possibility of Flacco being active and serving in a backup capacity against the Chiefs, but rookie first-round pick Lamar Jackson is still expected to make his fourth consecutive start after leading Baltimore to three straight wins. Flacco had yet to be cleared for game action as of early Friday afternoon, but he moved around better in practices this week, which could leave the Ravens with an interesting decision for Week 15 and the remainder of the season.The 11th-year starter has been sidelined since injuring his right hip in the Week 9 loss to Pittsburgh on Nov. 4, but the Ravens have reeled off three consecutive 200-yard rushing performances with the speedy Jackson at quarterback, leaving many to believe the rookie better fits their newfound identity. Flacco returned to practice on a limited basis prior to the Week 13 win in Atlanta.“He threw. He handed off. I mean, really, what more do you want me to say?” said Harbaugh about Flacco’s progress. “He played quarterback. He looked good; he looked like he always looks. It didn’t look like there were any ill effects from the hip or anything like that. I think we did the right things. It looks to me like — [from] my amateur eye — it looks like it was the right thing and looks like it was the right thing to give him the rest. We’ll see what the docs say.”Cornerback Marlon Humphrey was also listed as questionable on the final injury report after returning to practice on a limited basis on Friday. Harbaugh said he expects Humphrey to play after a groin injury kept him out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday. The 2017 first-round pick’s availability and effectiveness will be critical going up against the Chiefs’ third-ranked passing attack.Offensive lineman James Hurst (back) is expected to make his return after a six-game absence. Hurst practiced fully on Friday and could be in line to start at left guard with Alex Lewis missing practices all week and being listed as questionable with a lingering shoulder injury. Baltimore’s right tackle through the first six weeks of the season, Hurst started primarily at left guard last season.“He did well. I think he looks good, has a legit chance to go and play,” Harbaugh said. “I’d be surprised if he wasn’t ready. Barring a setback, he should be ready to go.”Safety Tony Jefferson (ankle) was listed as doubtful and is expected to miss his second straight game after not practicing all week. Second-year safety Chuck Clark will start in his place.Meanwhile, the Chiefs listed wide receiver Sammy Watkins as doubtful after he suffered a setback with the foot injury that’s kept him out of two of their last three games. Kansas City signed veteran wideout Kelvin Benjamin on Friday, but the former first-round pick is unlikely to be active on Sunday.The Chiefs hope to welcome back five-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, who has yet to play this season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in the 2017 opener and dealing with setbacks in his recovery. Berry practiced on a limited basis all week and was listed as questionable on the final injury report.According to, the Sunday forecast in Kansas City calls for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the high 30s with winds light and variable.Below is the final injury report of the week:BALTIMOREDOUBTFUL: S Tony Jefferson (ankle)QUESTIONABLE: QB Joe Flacco (right hip), CB Marlon Humphrey (groin), OT James Hurst (back), DB Anthony Levine (ankle), G Alex Lewis (shoulder), LB Tim Williams (ankle), CB Tavon Young (groin)KANSAS CITYDOUBTFUL: WR Sammy Watkins (foot)QUESTIONABLE: S Eric Berry (heel), TE Demetrius Harris (knee/illness)last_img read more

first_img This being the case, our institution considers the attacks made on his person by former minister Roselyne Bachelot to be unjustifiable and unacceptable.  12/03/2016 She told French television that Nadal’s seven month injury layoff was probably “due to a positive doping test.”  Here is the full Real Madrid statement:  CET The Barça boss said: “I think it’s more likely than I’ve been doping than Rafa has. The only defect he has is his football team [Real Madrid].”  Real Madrid have released a statement supporting Spanish tennis star Rafa Nadal after a French politician claimed he was doping.  Upd. at 17:10 Luis Enrique and Zinedine Zidane have also backed the 29-year-old.  Sport EN The Spanish Olympic Committee responded with support for Nadal, while the president of Spain’s Higher Sports Council, Miguel Cardenal, labelled Bachelot’s comments as “slander of one of the most important athletes in history.”  Real Madrid C.F. consider the close ties to an idol such as Nadal to be an honour, such is his status as a symbol sporting excellence. Nadal is admired and adored by millions of fans the world over, and today our club is standing firmly by his side. Rafa Nadal represents the fundamental values of sport. His greatness and his incredible achievements have always been based upon a foundation of exemplary conduct, unwavering work, talent and astonishing levels of commitment. Former French Minister for Health and Sport Roselyne Bachelot made the accusation in light of this week’s revelation that Maria Sharapova had failed a drugs test at the Australian Open earlier this year.  Real Madrid C.F. would like to express their full support to our honorary member, Rafa Nadal, undoubtedly one of the greatest sportsmen of all time in Spain and in the world.last_img read more