Rugby World’s Pacific Islands special issue

first_img“People who stand up for what they believe are to be treasured.” Our resident columnist explains why the game needs people who speak upFollow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Highlight Rugby World’s Pacific Islands special issueThe September 2018 issue of Rugby World is not only a celebration of Pacific Islands rugby but includes our biennial countdown of the 50 most influential people in rugby right now. Double delight!Rugby World recently travelled to Fiji and Samoa to bring you exclusive interviews and features from the islands while we gathered views from experts around the world to compile our list of rugby’s top movers and shakers.Here’s the lowdown on what’s inside the new issue – make sure you pick up a copy…Pacific Islands specialPacific Warriors – A special report celebrating the importance of the game in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga as well as highlighting the running battles happening off the pitchLeone Nakarawa – The Fiji lock and European Player of the Year talks through some of his unforgettable moments in his life in picturesKing of offloads: Fiji lock Leone Nakarawa in action for Racing 92 (Getty Images)Ah See Tuala – Having helped Samoa qualify for the 2019 World Cup, the Northampton full-back looks ahead to a big yearLoni Uhila – The ‘Tongan Bear’ talks fruit picking, forklifts and famous team-matesBen Volavola – The Fiji fly-half discuses what it’s like to date the movie star Shailene WoodleyHow to sidestep – Newcastle and Samoa wing Sinoti Sinoti gives his top tipsDowntime with Tonga hooker Paula NgauamoInside the mind of Fiji centre Semi RadradraKahn Fotuali’i – Our analyst Sean Holley explains how to play like the Samoa scrum-halfThe Secret Player pays tribute to the unique skills of Pacific IslandersFirst 15: Bristol’s star signing Charles Piutau (Sam Riley)50 Most Influential People in RugbyIt’s back – our biennial list of rugby’s heavyweights. We count down the game’s top movers and shakers, including an exclusive interview with Bristol’s new full-back Charles Piutau and Stephen Jones’s thoughts on South Africa coach Rassie ErasmusDOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL EDITION OF RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINEChampions: New Zealand perform the haka after winning the Sevens World Cup (Getty Images)Sevens World Cup A celebration of Pacific Islands rugby – and the 50 most influential people in rugby right nowcenter_img RW’s Alan Dymock reports from San Francisco on the Sevens World Cup, assessing what the next steps are for the sport and the host nation of AmericaChris PennellOur latest club hero is Worcester full-back Chris Pennell, who has been with the Warriors for more than a decadeScrum down: Australia take on South Africa in the Rugby Championship (Getty Images)The Rugby ChampionshipFormer New Zealand fly-half Nick Evans gives his verdict on the upcoming southern hemisphere showpiece and explains why the tournament needs “big rivalries, not the cakewalks we’ve had recently”Ben Ryan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

April 20 webinar to focus on ‘mobile apps for churches’

first_img Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Apr 13, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Stephen Maxwell says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 April 20 webinar to focus on ‘mobile apps for churches’ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC [Office of Public Affairs] “Mobile Apps for Churches” is the topic of the next Digital Formation webinar scheduled for April 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern (12 p.m. Central, 11 a.m. Mountain and 10 a.m. Pacific).Pre-registration is required for this free webinar.A joint program of the General Theological Seminary (GTS) of the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Office of Communication, Digital Formation is an educational series for clergy and laity to understand and appreciate the importance of the use and effects of social media in the church, as well as its theological foundations and implications.The program will be one hour, with 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of questions from Twitter and GoToMeetings chat capabilities.Those with questions about Digital Formation may contact: [email protected] Digital Formation’s Facebook page,  includes a schedule of upcoming webinars and events. The program also can be followed on Twitter.The final webinar is scheduled for May 4. The topic is “QR codes – In and Around Church.” Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Comments (1) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ April 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm How do you find information on joining the Mobile Apps Webinar that is to occur today at Noon CST? Will this be a traditional phone-in/view website type webinar? Can not find any information on Log In. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

JG House / Modulo 12 Architects

first_imgArchitects: Modulo 12 Architects Area Area of this architecture project Spain Year:  Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeModulo 12 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVillaviciosaHousesSpainPublished on January 14, 2015Cite: “JG House / Modulo 12 Architects” 14 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Angel Baltanás+ 16 Share CopyHouses•Villaviciosa, Spain Area:  75 m² Area:  75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2012 JG House / Modulo 12 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveJG House / Modulo 12 Architects Year:  JG House / Modulo 12 Architects Projects 2012 “COPY” photographs:  Angel BaltanásPhotographs:  Angel BaltanásSave this picture!© Angel BaltanásText description provided by the architects. One family living in a big city, tired of the traffic, noise, pollution, insecurity, and other issues inherent to living in a large city, raises the search for a place to spend long periods of time… Given the link of one of the members of the family with Gijón decide to find a plot in their vicinity in which are settled the inconveniences of living in a city.Save this picture!© Angel BaltanásAfter being long time looking for find a plot that fits what they want: a paragraph but well connected to Gijón, silent, place without traffic, with good views, in nature, in which the neighbor is someone else who greets you in the elevator… It was 2.006.Save this picture!Floor PlanHad the plot, now had to carry out the project. Another member of the family was an architect by what commissioned housing it. After being many times in the place, they realized that the road of the Curbiello, where the house is located, place of transit for ramblers, cycling routes, people on horseback and was furthermore mountain rope, by which had a privileged view of the municipal golf club “La Llorea” in the foreground, the beach of Nora and the Cantabrian Sea in the background.Save this picture!© Angel BaltanásAs the owners did not want to cover the views from the road they thought that this was a good starting point for the House. They decided to do a “house picture” to all who pass by there and frame them the views. In addition the House should be small and very comfortable.Save this picture!SectionAfter several “attempts” the architect managed to give with the requirements demanded by the City Council and by the owners. A detached house in one floor, elevated above the ground to absorb irregularities of this.Save this picture!© Angel BaltanásThe building is rational and simple. A parallelepiped with sloped roofs, form the main body of housing program. Only two materials form both, the exterior and the interior of the House. Outdoor wood runs along the terraces, climbs up the exterior walls (North and South) and covers the sloped roofs. The side walls are left in white coat. Just as in the free block for installations. Inside a single wood flooring runs throughout the House and plasterboard painted white for the walls and ceilings. Good North-South orientation. Use of a range of biomass for air conditioning in all the rooms of the House. Great insulation (up to 19 cm.) on facade and roof, as well as a ventilated façade of wood, are the basics elements of this bioclimatic House.A refuge where to feel comfortable, escape from the big city, and share life with the neighborhood. Save this picture!© Angel BaltanásProject gallerySee allShow lessIT HQ / Morpho StudioSelected Projects13 New Buildings Join the World’s 100 Tallest List in Record-Breaking YearArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Elective activity at overcrowded Limerick hospital to resume from Monday as…

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash ELECTIVE activity, including surgeries and diagnostic procedures, that are currently cancelled at University Hospital Limerick, are expected to resume from this Monday. WhatsApp Facebook Email Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live The spokesman added that “every effort is being made to maintain social distancing while patients wait (for treatment).” Advertisement LimerickNewsElective activity at overcrowded Limerick hospital to resume from Monday as numbers awaiting beds reducesBy David Raleigh – September 21, 2020 133 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postuniversity hospital limerick Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Rise4DaithíNext articleNa Piarsaigh secure sixth senior hurling title after Doon destruction David Raleigh WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads UHL, which is the most overcrowded hospital in the country,  announced last Tuesday it had cancelled “all elective activity” as part of plans to ease pressure on resources and its Emergency Department which has been experiencing high levels of patient attendances.Sources close to management said the hospital’s plan to resume elective activity on Monday remained on track, after the number of patients on trolleys had significantly reduced from 80 on Wednesday to 41 on Thursday.Twelve patients were awaiting treatment on chairs at the hospital on Wednesday due to there not being enough beds or trolleys.In the 24-hour period up to midnight September 16th, 251 people had attended the hospital’s Emergency Department, “one of the highest figures ever recorded at UHL,” a UHL spokesman said.At 8am Thursday, there were 32 patients on trolleys in the ED and nine patients on trolleys on wards, according to statistics published by the INMO.There were 220 patients waiting for a bed in hospitals across the country.It emerged Thursday that a 68-bed field hospital erected at the Sports Arena on the grounds of University of Limerick last June – which has been providing extra capacity for non-Covid UHL patients, is to close and revert to UL “in the coming weeks”.Staff at the temporary (ICF) Intermediate Care Facility “will then transfer to support” new bed capacity coming on stream at UHL.Meanwhile, UHL said current nursing deficits at the hospital “stands at approximately 84 whole-time equivalent staff” which equates to 4.8% of the hospital’s total nursing workforce.“This figure does not include temporary vacancies resulting from staff on maternity leave, sick leave etc.”“We utilise agency and overtime to cover temporary vacancies and we use every opportunity to convert agency workers to permanent staff, and during the pandemic we have been very grateful for nursing retirees, exiting staff on career breaks, unpaid leave and rescued hours who have returned or increased their hours to support essential services,” added the spokesman.A nursing recruitment campaign is ongoing and “all current student nurses and midwives graduating from University of Limerick have been offered permanent contracts”.UHL also confirmed “a further 150 nurses from overseas, will be starting on a phased basis from the beginning of November”.“As of the end of August, 2020, we had recruited approximately 150 staff nurses in the year-to-date with an additional 16 staff returning from retirement or career breaks,” the spokesman said.The recruitment process of nursing staff at UHL is currently 12 weeks on average.The hospital said that it is “committed to consultation and engagement” with trade unions on staffing levels and extra bed capacity, “in the midst of this public health emergency”.Yesterday, the INMO called on the Minister for Health to urgently intervene and immediately appoint “an external crisis management team to oversee governance” at UHL.The union claimed a “HSE ‘no tolerance’ policy for overcrowding  during COVID was clearly being broken, along with social distancing guidelines, placing staff and patients at risk”.An Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU) at UHL has been operating as an emergency department for non-COVID patients throughout the pandemic.The hospital apologised that a number of patients had been asked to “wait on a chair” due to capacity issues.“When the unit becomes very busy and all beds/trolleys are occupied by patients who are being assessed or who have been admitted, we may ask patients to wait on a chair,” the spokesman said.“We strive to limit the number of patients who wait on chairs and length of time they do wait but this is not always possible, we apologise that this is the case.”There are 19 assessment bays in the AMAU and eight in a Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU). Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter University Hospital Limericklast_img read more

ECISD Board of Trustees approve budget

first_imgLocal News Previous articleRockHounds_JeffriesDaultonNext article060819_PBR_Caveman_JF_06.jpg Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  center_img ECISD logo wide The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a $297,534,572 general fund budget for 2019-2020 at their meeting this week. The 2018-2019 budget was $272,594,509. The difference between the two appropriations is $24,940,063. Most of the rise in revenue comes from an increase in Foundation School funding from the state — $15,012,942 — and higher estimated tax collections of $8,470,758 due to an increase in appraised values, the board recap said. Cost increases for the coming year included staff raises and stipend increases of $10.9 million, staffing changes of $3.8 million, the Texas Association of School Boards salary study adjustments ($2.6 million), increase in school budgets ($1.7 million), increases in utility costs ($1.4 million), vehicles/buses cost increases ($1.3 million), campus computer devices ($1.4 million) and increased insurance costs ($784,500), the recap from Wednesday’s special meeting said. As required by law, the board also approved a food service budget of about $16.7 million (an increase of $1 million dollars) and a debt service budget of $13.1 million, which the recap said is nearly the same as last year. School district tax rates are divided into maintenance and operations and interest and sinking for debt payments. House Bill 3, passed by the Texas Legislature this past session, will decrease the school district’s maintenance and operations tax rate from $1.17 to $1.0684. The interest and sinking (debt service) tax rate will remain $0.1096. The board will officially adopt a new tax rate in September. On a separate item, the board approved hiring Kamye Smith as the principal of Pease Elementary School. She replaces Autumn Sloan. Smith has served on campuses around the district and most recently was the assistant principal at Blanton Elementary School. Smith has been with ECISD for 13 years and had been with Child Protective Services for 10 years previously. Smith also was an assistant principal at West and Burleson elementary schools, the recap said. She was a campus curriculum facilitator for Burleson for one year and a teacher for a total of seven years at Goliad Elementary in Odessa and South Elementary in Midland. “I’m excited, ready to get busy … I’m excited to get in there and work with the staff over at Pease and help those pre-k through second grade students,” Smith said. On a separate item, trustees voted 7-0 to support the administration’s recommendation to non-renew the term contract of Joshua Moore. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest ECISD Board of Trustees approve budgetlast_img read more

Make A Video Call To Investigating Officer Every Monday, Also ‘Drop A Pin’ On Google Maps: Delhi HC Directs Accused While Granting Him Bail [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMake A Video Call To Investigating Officer Every Monday, Also ‘Drop A Pin’ On Google Maps: Delhi HC Directs Accused While Granting Him Bail [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 Jun 2020 12:10 AMShare This – x”The applicant shall make a video-call every Monday between 11 am and 11:30 am to the Investigating Officer.” This is one of the conditions imposed by the Delhi High Court while granting bail to an accused. The High Court is issuing this novel directive in its bail orders in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Usual practice is to direct the accused/bail applicant to appear before the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The applicant shall make a video-call every Monday between 11 am and 11:30 am to the Investigating Officer.” This is one of the conditions imposed by the Delhi High Court while granting bail to an accused. The High Court is issuing this novel directive in its bail orders in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Usual practice is to direct the accused/bail applicant to appear before the investigating officer on a particular day and time once or twice a week. Recently, Justice Anup Jairam Bhambani issued this directive while disposing a bail application filed by a murder accused which was heard via video conferencing. The accused had sought bail on the ground that he had to attend to his daughter’s medical needs. It was submitted that she is suffering from an eye ailment which requires better attention and timely surgery. The Court granted him interim bail for five weeks also taking note of the fact that he has been in judicial custody for more than 4 years as undertrial. While granting bail, these conditions were imposed: The applicant shall make a video-call every Monday between 11 am and 11:30 am to the Investigating Officer, and in case the Investigating Officer is not available, then to the SHO PS : Palam Village and also ‘drop-a-pin’ on Google Maps, so that the IO/SHO can verify the applicant’s presence and location. Counsel for the applicant has confirmed that the applicant has the wherewithal to comply with this condition. The applicant shall furnish to the Investigating Officer/ SHO a cell phone number on which the applicant may be contacted and shall ensure that the number is kept active and switched-on at all times;  Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Press release: PHE publishes independent expert e-cigarettes evidence review

first_imgThe report covers e-cigarette use among young people and adults, public attitudes, the impact on quitting smoking, an update on risks to health and the role of nicotine. It also reviews heated tobacco products.The main findings of PHE’s evidence review are that: vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking and switching completely from smoking to vaping conveys substantial health benefits e-cigarettes could be contributing to at least 20,000 successful new quits per year and possibly many more e-cigarette use is associated with improved quit success rates over the last year and an accelerated drop in smoking rates across the country many thousands of smokers incorrectly believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking; around 40% of smokers have not even tried an e-cigarette there is much public misunderstanding about nicotine (less than 10% of adults understand that most of the harms to health from smoking are not caused by nicotine) the use of e-cigarettes in the UK has plateaued over the last few years at just under 3 million the evidence does not support the concern that e-cigarettes are a route into smoking among young people (youth smoking rates in the UK continue to decline, regular use is rare and is almost entirely confined to those who have smoked) Read the report commissioned by PHE – Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products – McNeill A, Brose LS, Calder R, Bauld L & Robson D (2018). Over the past few years, e-cigarette use has hovered at just under 6% of the adult population in Britain. The most common reason for e-cigarette use continues to be to help with quitting and they are the most popular quitting tool in England. At the same time, quit success rates have been improving and we are also seeing an accelerated drop in smoking rates (currently 15.5% in England): 79,000 people in England die every year as a result of smoking, and over half of long-term smokers will die from a smoking-related illness if they do not quit: Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction, Royal College of Physicians, April 2016. PHE’s evidence review comes just a few weeks after a US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report on e-cigarettes. Their conclusion on e-cigarette safety also finds that based on the available evidence ‘e-cigarettes are likely to be far less harmful than combustible tobacco cigarettes.’Professor John Newton, Director for Health Improvement at PHE said: Smoking Toolkit Study. ASH (May 2017) Use of e-cigarettes (vapourisers) among adults in Great Britain. Bauld, Linda, Anne Marie MacKintosh, Brian Eastwood, Allison Ford, Graham Moore, Martin Dockrell, Deborah Arnott, Hazel Cheeseman, and Ann McNeill. ‘Young people’s use of e-cigarettes across the United Kingdom: Findings from five surveys 2015–2017.’ International journal of environmental research and public health 14, no. 9 (2017): 973. Professor Linda Bauld, author and Professor of Health Policy, University of Stirling and Chair in Behavioural Research for Cancer Prevention, Cancer Research UK said: Concern has been expressed that e-cigarette use will lead young people into smoking. But in the UK, research clearly shows that regular use of e-cigarettes among young people who have never smoked remains negligible, less than 1%, and youth smoking continues to decline at an encouraging rate. We need to keep closely monitoring these trends, but so far the data suggest that e-cigarettes are not acting as a route into regular smoking amongst young people. It’s of great concern that smokers still have such a poor understanding about what causes the harm from smoking. When people smoke tobacco cigarettes, they inhale a lethal mix of 7,000 smoke constituents, 70 of which are known to cause cancer. People smoke for the nicotine, but contrary to what the vast majority believe, nicotine causes little if any of the harm. The toxic smoke is the culprit and is the overwhelming cause of all the tobacco-related disease and death. There are now a greater variety of alternative ways of getting nicotine than ever before, including nicotine gum, nasal spray, lozenges and e-cigarettes. Towards a Smokefree Generation: A Tobacco Control Plan for England Department of Health, July 2017. Authors’note on evidence for ‘around 95% safer’ estimate. e-cigarettes, alongside nicotine replacement therapies are available for sale in hospital shops vaping policies support smokers to quit and stay smokefree smoking shelters be removed frontline staff take every opportunity to encourage and support patients to quit PHE 2015 e-cigarettes evidence review: McNeill A., P. Hajek et al, E-cigarettes – an evidence update: A report commissioned by Public Health England, Public Health England, August. Every minute someone is admitted to hospital from smoking, with around 79,000 deaths a year in England alone. Our new review reinforces the finding that vaping is a fraction of the risk of smoking, at least 95% less harmful, and of negligible risk to bystanders. Yet over half of smokers either falsely believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking or just don’t know. It would be tragic if thousands of smokers who could quit with the help of an e-cigarette are being put off due to false fears about their safety. PHE is calling on smokers and a number of bodies to act on the evidence.SmokersAnyone who has struggled to quit should try switching to an e-cigarette and get professional help. The greatest quit success is among those who combine using an e-cigarette with support from a local stop smoking service.Local stop smoking services and healthcare professionalsThese should provide behavioural support to those smokers wanting to quit with the help of an e-cigarette. A new training course on e-cigarettes for healthcare professionals by the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training is now live.Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)MHRA continue their work in regulating and licensing e-cigarette products and support manufacturers to expedite the licensing of e-cigarettes as medicinal quit aids. PHE believes there is compelling evidence that e-cigarettes be made available to NHS patients.NHS TrustsTo become truly smokefree, Trusts should ensure The government’s new Tobacco Control Plan for England includes a commitment to ‘maximise the availability of safer alternatives to smoking’. It makes clear that e-cigarettes have an important part to play in achieving the ambition for a smokefree generation.Background NHS Digital, Statistics on Smoking: England, 2017. US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (January 2018) Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes. Professor Ann McNeill, lead author and Professor of Tobacco Addiction at King’s College London said: About Public Health EnglandPublic Health England exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. We do this through world-leading science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and providing specialist public health services. We are an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct organisation with operational autonomy. We provide government, local government, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based professional, scientific expertise and support. Follow us on Twitter: @PHE_uk and Facebook: read more

Gail’s Bakery opens site in Muswell Hill

first_imgGail’s Bakery has today (19 July) opened a new shop in Muswell Hill, London, serving freshly baked loaves, cakes and lunches.Located at 70 Fortis Green Road in north London, the bakery offers more than 30 types of bread, including Gail’s French Dark Sourdough, baguettes, rye loaves and fruit breads. Breakfast is also served until 3pm every day, while pastries, sandwiches, cakes and salads are available throughout the day.Gail’s is also looking to team up with a charitable organisation that can collect surplus food from the new site at the end of the day, and has put several calls out on social media.Earlier this year, the company teamed up with eco pop-up Canteen No.4 at Gail’s Fitzrovia, London site to host a dinner featuring a four-course menu made entirely from surplus food.The company – which has a number of sites in London as well as in Oxford, Brighton and St Albans – recently celebrated its 13th anniversary.last_img read more

USNS Comfort Arrives In NY To Aid In Coronavirus Battle

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: Bill Mesta / U.S. NavyNEW YORK — Critical relief arrived to New York on Monday in the form of the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort.The ship is expected to help doctors and nurses on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.There have been more than 66,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in New York State. Only Seneca County has no reported cases.“Anyone who says this situation is a New York City-only situation is in a state of denial,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “You see this virus move across the state. You see it move across this nation.” The Governor had a statewide healthcare establishment meeting to work together and foster more coordination.“We have hospitals in Upstate New York that are experiencing none of this — where they have staff capacity; they have bed capacity,” he said. “We need you now, here, in this fight and engaged.”As the virus spreads, Cuomo said the state “desperately” needs supplies. He said states, private hospitals and the federal government continue to compete against one another, which drives the prices up.“We’ve created a situation where you literally have hundreds of entities looking to buy the same exact materials, basically from the same place, which is China,” Cuomo explained.The Governor said that ventilators that once cost $20,000 to $30,000 can now cost $50,000.last_img read more

Mitrano Responds To Reed Allegations About Campaign Expenditures

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) CORNING — The two candidates for the 23rd Congressional District, Incumbent Tom Reed and second-time challenger Tracy Mitrano, are at odds over a an allegation by Reed that Mitrano illegally misused campaign contributions.The campaign issued a statement that claims Mitrano is transferring funds from her campaign account directly to herself. According to the Federal Election Commission records, Mitrano paid herself $16,750 in “rent” payments since January 2019, Reed’s campaign said.Federal Election Commission regulations prohibit campaigns from paying the mortgage, rent, or utilities for the personal residence of the candidate or the candidate’s family even if part of the residence is being used by the campaign.Mitrano told WNYNewsNow that Reed is either ignorant of the facts, or intentionally lying. “There’s no FEC report because no violation occurred. He’s manufacturing the notion of it,” Mitrano said. “He is either willfully ignop\rant of the facts or, as I suspect, attempting to rearrange the facts in ways that he can manufacture an allegation that is completely untrue and inaccurate.”“You have to wonder if people know that when they contribute their hard earned money to Tracy’s campaign that they’re actually padding Tracy’s own pockets in violation of federal law. With spending decisions like these– the candidate profiting off of the campaign– it’s no wonder Tracy’s campaign is floundering,” said Matt Coker, spokesperson for the Reed campaign.Among all recipients of Mitrano campaign expenditures, Mitrano has personally received the third most, nearly as much as the campaign has spent on ads and more than the salary of any of her current campaign staff, according to the campaign. What’s more, Federal Election Commission regulations prohibit candidates from paying themselves from political donations before April 2, 2020.Mitrano said the property in question is in Ithaca and is currently used to store supplies, hold staff meetings and meet with area journalists. She said the property’s fair market range is between $3,000 and $5,000 a month, but the campaign is only paying $500 per month for use of the property.“What Tom Reed is trying to allege is that that is also my personal residence, but those are not the facts,” Mitrano said. “I live in Pen Yan, New York, and I have for the last three years.”“Tracy’s campaign reeks of self-interest and disregard for the law. Tracy’s supporters can’t trust her with their donations and voters can’t trust Tracy in congress,” continued Coker.“This is a manufactured lie cause Tom Reed can’t run on his record, as an incumbent is expected to do,” she said. “If you throw spaghetti on the wall and you see what sticks.”In a follow up press release,Mitrano’s campaign alleged financial misdeeds by Reed during his tenure in Congress.“There is one––and only one––politician in this race with a record of financial violations, and that is Tom Reed. Mitrano has continued to run a transparent race focused on the issues that truly impact New York’s 23rd District,” the release stated.“Over the course of his career in Washington, Reed has accepted millions in Corporate PAC and special interest funding, and used his campaign funds to wine and dine his donors. In a quick search of FEC filings, you can see Tom Reed has spent: Over $39,000 on tickets to sporting events; $28,568 on Christmas ornaments from the House Gift Shop and White House Historical Society; $12,324 at the Sonoma Wine Bar in Washington, D.C. and $11,413 for a 2019 donor retreat in Montana,” the campaign said.“Reed’s claim about Tracy’s ‘rent’ expenditure being in violation of FEC rules is a weak and ridiculous smokescreen to try to inoculate his campaign from his own financial misdeeds,” said Mitrano campaign manager Paula Younger.last_img read more