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Aug
24

For third year in a row, Alaska seabirds wash up dead

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Climate Change | Oceans | WildlifeFor third year in a row, Alaska seabirds wash up deadSeptember 13, 2017 by Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:For the third year in a row, seabirds are washing up dead along the coastline in Alaska.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2017/09/13DEADBIRDSMP3.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Hundreds of birds have been discovered along a stretch of the Bering Sea, on the Pribilof Islands and as far north as Deering.A Northern fulmar found dead along the coast this year. (Photo by Ken Stenek/Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team)Julia Parrish, an associate dean at University of Washington, says seabirds have to work really hard just trying to find dinner.“You’re spending a heck of a lot of your time flying around for food,” she said.That means the birds have to consume enough fatty fish to sustain themselves. But Parrish says the thin bodies of the dead fulmars and shearwaters washing up on shore suggest the birds are struggling to find enough to eat.So far, about 800 have been discovered along the coast of the Bering Sea. Parish says early lab results don’t point to disease. It looks like the birds are starving to death.In 2016, scientists documented the largest seabird die-off in the state in the Gulf of Alaska.“This is the next step in that progression,” she said.Parrish says the mortality rate this year isn’t as high. Still, scientists are concerned about the frequency of the die-offs. Before 2014, it wasn’t uncommon to see seabird deaths every three or four years as the ocean ecology shifted.“Now we’re seeing one to two a year. So that’s a big difference,” she said. “And it just points to more rapid and persistent shifts in the system.”The Bering Sea has shown a trend of warming for about the past 50 years, according to the National Weather Service in Alaska. Last year was the warmest one on record.Graph of Bering Sea warming by Rick Thoman/National Weathers Service in AlaskaParrish says that could be affecting the seabirds’ regular feeding spots.“So if there’s a shift in the system that takes away the prey that you’re used to and replaces it with prey you’re not used to, you may be going to the wrong grocery store,” Parrish said.But Parrish says that doesn’t mean the seabirds can’t adapt if the warming trend continues. Humpback whales snack on commercial hatchery fish, which is an altered feeding behavior.She says Alaska seabirds could eventually learn to visit new grocery stores, too.“So if the system changes majorly and everyone goes to the place they think the food is going to be, and the food is not there? It’s somewhere,” she said. “It’s a bit of an arms race.”Whether the seabirds can keep up with their changing environment remains to be seen. Scientists are watching closely, as seabird deaths can signal the health of the entire ocean.Share this story:last_img read more

Jul
13

YouGov profiler: Arsenal fans more likely to shop for erotic products, Chelsea fans to have an interested in cosmetics and eight more surprising discoveries about London football fans

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Joe Hall whatsapp Monday 17 November 2014 3:05 pm Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img London’s football fans are a varied bunch. From those at the glistening curves of the Emirates to the cheerful charm of Craven Cottage, the capital’s various football tribes all come with their own unique quirks and particularities. YouGov today released the awesome “profiler” tool which allows you to explore the trends particularly true of fans of any brand, person, political party, sports team and countless of other categories. Check it out here. We decided to take a look at what it had to say about London’s football supporters. It’s worth noting that the YouGov aren’t presenting an example of an average or typical fan. So the preferences, tastes and opinions it lists on its site aren’t representative of the majority of the fanbase. And some of the sample sizes are admittedly small (hence why we stuck to Premier League and Championship teams here). Still, YouGov’s data vault provided us with some surprising discoveries… 1. Chelsea fans’ interests include celebs, beauty, cosmetics, relationships and weddings Chelsea fans may have a slightly different reputation amongst rival supporters, but according to YouGov’s data, supporters at Stamford Bridge are far more likely to be into “People and Celebrities”, “Beauty & Grooming” and even “Dance and Ballet” than fans of other clubs.2. Arsenal fans like to shop online…for escorts Arsenal fans have a particular penchant for online shopping of the “adult” kind. One of the websites Arsenal fans are more likely to visit is Adultwork.com, a (in its own words) “safe and anonymous environment where individuals can distribute and market their own adult products and services”.YouGov also says that Arsenal fans are likely to be unconfrontational and difficult apparently. Surely not…  3. Hammers like Metal Hammer magazine We’ve never noticed a particular preference for black clothing, piercings or guitar solos at Upton Park, but apparently West Ham fans have a particular interest in catching up with the latest news and developments in the world of heavy metal.  However, the Hammers are also known as the “Irons”. So you could forgive anyone who mistook the music magazine for a West Ham fanzine – even in spite of the screaming angry man on the front cover. 4. Spurs’ fans browsing history is …errr…varied Spurs fans are a generous bunch. According to YouGov, they are more likely to have less than £125 in spare cash for the month, yet they are also more likely to visit the charity Unicef online. They also like to watch videos. Of a very particular genre. There must be something in the water in North London…5. Crystal Palace fans have a bizarre list of preferred celebrities…Crystal Palace fans, known for their bouncing singalongs and colourful displays have a peculiar list of favourite celebrities. From right to left they are; one of Alan Sugar’s former assistants on The Apprentice,  a British TV actress, the original quizmaster from University Challenge, an award-winning composer, and an American actress who was famous in the seventies.  Ok then. 6. Fulham fans may also be Chelsea fans Either Fulham fans want to keep a watchful eye over their West-London rivals, or they just couldn’t get a Stamford Bridge season ticket… 7. Millwall fans are extremely right wing Millwall fans as a group are pretty much as right-wing as it is possible to be according to YouGov’s Left/Right political views dial. Millwall fans admittedly to have a reputation that goes before them, but in comparison to other fans, their position on the dial is still surprising. It should be noted that YouGov specify simplifying a group of people onto a left-right axis is “notoriously hard”. 8. Brentford fans are incredibly boring We desperately tried to find something interesting or worthwhile about Brentford fans. It proved to be a thankless task. Look at the above screenshot of their “Personality” page, for example. They don’t even have thoughts. 9. But QPR fans sound even more dull…Having said that, Queens Park Rangers fans are more likely to spend their time model building or playing chess, or pursuing interests such as online market research.  10. Charlton fans swing further to the left than any other set of fansIt’s hard to find many fans with too much of a bad word to say about the Addicks. Charlton, who are often referred to as a “family club”, have the most left-leaning fanbase according to YouGov. 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Jul
13

London Marathon 2015: How to get around the capital by Tube, train, bus, DLR, overground and car

first_imgSunday 26 April 2015 9:00 am Catherine Neilan whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com If you’re not taking part in one of the country’s largest sports events today, you might want to avoid central London – it’s almost certain to be a travel nightmare. But for those of you who are running/supporting/spectating, here are some top tips issued by Transport for London to help you get around the city.  All runners, race officials and on-duty St John Ambulance volunteers will be able to travel for free from early morning until 6:30pm on London Underground, London Buses, London Overground, DLR and Tram by showing their race number, officials’ course pass or tabard.   The best places to watch – and drink – during the London MarathonRunners: You have the good bit (at least when it comes to transport). Southeastern is running extra trains to get people to the start lines in Greenwich, Maze Hill and Blackheath. But there will be no trains to or from Charing Cross and Waterloo East to Greenwich and Maze Hill. You need to go via Cannon Street, stopping at London Bridge, to get to these start points.  TfL has advised that Cannon Street will be less busy so might be a better option on Sunday morning.  There are also no trains from London Bridge to Blackheath. To get to this blue start point, you need to go from Charing Cross, Waterloo East or Victoria.  Then you’ll have no need for public transport for at least a couple more hours (lucky you) until you’re at the other end of the 26.2 mile course. Everything you need to know about running the London MarathonTravel on Tube, Overground and DLR:Spectators are being asked not to travel to the start line, which can get overcrowded.  According to TfL the easiest way to travel to and from the race will be by London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), bus or London Overground. However they will also be very busy. TfL has warned that the Jubilee, District and Circle lines will be particularly crowded. There will be changes to the routes and frequencies on DLR – TfL says to check before you travel and if you’re travelling between Beckton and Tower Gateway or Woolwich Arsenal and Bank stations, passengers are advised to use the Jubilee line at Canning Town for services to and from central London. Running the Marathon? Here’s when you should expect to hit the wall (and how to get over it)Drivers:Thinking about driving across central London on Sunday? Think again Roads are going to be closed from 7am, and drivers are advised simply not even to bother. The road closures will run from Greenwick Park to St James’ Park and will include all approaches to Upper Thames Street, Tower Hill and Victoria Embankment. Rotherhithe Tunnel, Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Westminster Bridge will also be closed.  They will be re-opened in phases, and are expected to be fully re-opened by 7pm.  How does the London Marathon compete with the Big Six?BusesBuses travelling on roads affected by the Marathon will either be diverted or will not run the full length of their route until after the event. Bus route diversions will apply from 6:30am-7pm, and will affect the following routes:  1, 3, 11, 12, 15, 15H, 24, 25, 29, 42, 47, 51, 53, 54, 78, 87, 88, 89, 91, 96, 99, 100, 108, 115, 122, 129, 132, 148, 159, 161, 177, 178, 180, 188, 199, 202, 211, 225, 244, 277, 286. 291, 341, 343, 344, 380, 381, 386, 422, 453, 469, 472, 486, C10, D3, D6, D7, D8, P12, RV1  London’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE  – apparently without irony – said: “Public transport is the easiest way to get around on the day.  “I encourage anyone travelling around south east and central London to plan their journey in advance at tfl.gov.uk/marathon.” TfL Travel Ambassadors, wearing magenta uniforms, will also be out on the day at Tube stations along the Virgin Money London Marathon route, providing travel information and assistance to customers. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ London Marathon 2015: How to get around the capital by Tube, train, bus, DLR, overground and car Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Jul
4

People / Delta Air Lines promotes Eric Wilson to head up global cargo sales

first_img Delta Air Lines Cargo has appointed Eric Wilson (pictured above) as managing director of cargo global sales, replacing Rob LeBel.Mr Wilson is moving up from his role as director of cargo sales in Asia Pacific – a position he has held since 2015.He has 25 years’ experience in the aviation sector, the last nine of which have been at Delta Air Lines Cargo, having previously worked for United Airlines as general manager of Thailand. His appointment will see him move back from Tokyo to the carrier’s Atlanta headquarters.Delta president of cargo and senior vice president of airport customer service Gareth Joyce said Mr Wilson’s “extensive” cargo experience would serve the carrier as it seeks to expand its network. By Alexander Whiteman 14/06/2017 “Eric brings a strong international background to the position, as well as being renowned throughout the air cargo industry for his customer focus and deep knowledge of the business,” added Mr Joyce.last_img read more

Jun
23

Claim of CRISPR’d baby girls stuns genome editing summit

first_img About the Author Reprints Exclusive analysis of biopharma, health policy, and the life sciences. Adobe [email protected] By Sharon Begley Nov. 26, 2018 Reprints Church added: “Is the genie really out of the bottle? Yes.”Dr. George Daley, dean of Harvard Medical School and a member of the organizing committee for the summit here, said He had been invited to speak because of a 2017 talk he gave at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory about genome editing in human, monkey, and mouse embryos. At that session, He described altering target DNA in human embryos created through in vitro fertilization, resulting in few unintended edits (“off-target effects“). The most serious problem was that only some of the embryos’ cells were successfully edited, resulting in what’s called mosaicism.But He said then that he was able to increase the proportion of edited cells by injecting the very early embryos with CRISPR-Cas9 twice: once when they consisted of only a single cell, and again when they consisted of two cells. Related: In the case of the twin girls, any benefits are not clear. Their father is HIV-positive, and semen can carry HIV, said Daley. But there are other ways to prevent a father from transmitting HIV to his children, such as washing sperm.And HIV is both preventable and treatable, said biologist Richard Hynes of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who is attending the Hong Kong meeting and co-chaired the National Academies panel: “We set out stringent criteria that would need to be met” to justify embryo editing, he said. “It should only be for serious unmet medical needs, and informed consent has to be in place. All of those things need to be looked into” to see if He’s experiment met the criteria. For instance, on consent forms parents were asked to sign, He called his work “AIDS vaccine development,” the AP reported, so it is not clear if the parents of the girls understood what he planned to do.The risks of genome editing in general include altering DNA other than the targeted genes, which could have unintended health consequences, and without a detailed scientific paper, no one knows whether CRISPR altered the girls’ DNA anywhere except in their CCR5 gene. The specific risks of having a disabled CCR5 gene include a higher chance of infection with the West Nile virus and of dying from influenza. He has not said whether he clearly communicated those risks to the parents. STAT+: Tags CRISPRethicsgeneticsHIV/AIDS In his 2017 talk, He had not said he planned to use the edited IVF embryos to initiate a pregnancy. He ended his presentation by citing the case of Jesse Gelsinger, whose 1999 death in a trial of gene therapy — the much less precise forerunner of genome editing — set that field back by more than a decade. He urged scientists who are contemplating embryo editing to proceed slowly and “with caution,” since “a single case of failure will kill the entire field.”The Chinese university where He is an associate professor issued a statement saying that it had been unaware of his research project and that He had been on leave without pay since February. The work has “seriously violated academic ethics and codes of conduct,” Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen said in the statement. The university called on international experts to investigate. What is CRISPR?Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2018/11/26/claim-of-crispred-baby-girls-stuns-genome-editing-summit/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0002:1402:14  Dom Smith/STAT He’s claim, first reported by the Associated Press, has not been backed up by a scientific paper, leaving scientists in the dark about how well the genome editing worked. He used CRISPR-Cas9 to disable a gene called CCR5, which produces a receptor that allows HIV, which causes AIDS, to enter cells. People who lack functional CCR5 genes are therefore immune from HIV infection.A 2017 National Academies report on genome editing identified CCR5 as a potential target for embryo editing by CRISPR-Cas9. “We did discuss that, but it wasn’t a focus of the report,” said bioethicist R. Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin, who co-chaired the Academies panel that produced the report. Because editing an embryo changes its sperm- or egg-producing cells, or germline, the changes would be passed on to any future progeny.Germline editing is considered more ethically fraught than using genome editing to treat a child or adult, which would alter only, say, the blood-making cells in someone with sickle cell disease and not heritable DNA. Germline editing therefore has to clear a higher ethical bar, Charo said on the eve of the genome editing summit: The risks and potential benefits to the child who would develop from an edited embryo must be carefully evaluated, she said. Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. Sharon Begley As a genome editing summit opens in Hong Kong, questions abound over China, and why it quietly bowed out Harvard biologist and genetics pioneer George Church said the claims were “probably accurate.“I’ve been in contact with the Shenzhen team and have seen the data,” he said by email from Indianapolis. “The sequencing assays used are generally unambiguous especially when done in multiple cell types at different developmental stages and in two children.”advertisement He’s work would be illegal in the U.S., which bars embryo editing, and in many other countries.Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., said in a statement, “The concept of altering the human germline in embryos for clinical purposes has been debated over many years from many different perspectives, and has been viewed almost universally as a line that should not be crossed.”Watchdog groups quickly denounced He’s work. “If true, this amounts to unethical and reckless experimentation on human beings, and a grave abuse of human rights,” Marcy Darnovsky, executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, said in a statement. “We wish the best for the health of these babies, but strongly condemn the stunt that threatens their safety, and puts the rest of us at risk. Throwing open the door to a society of genetic haves and have-nots undermines our chances for a fair and just future.”The concern about “haves and have-nots” refers to fears that embryo editing for desirable traits will one day become available to parents who can afford it, exacerbating social inequality.“It’s possible that in the circumstances [the experiment] was felt to be justifiable,” Robin Lovell-Badge of the London-based Francis Crick Institute told reporters Monday ahead of the genome editing summit. “But we just don’t know that. We have to wait to hear from him,” he said, referring to He’s upcoming summit presentation. Related: In the LabClaim of CRISPR’d baby girls stuns genome editing summit Chinese researcher claims birth of first gene-edited babies — twin girls @sxbegle HONG KONG — A Chinese scientist’s claim that he used the genome editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the DNA of human embryos, resulting in the birth a few weeks ago of twin girls, stunned organizers of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, leaving them scrambling to evaluate the claim two days before the scientist is scheduled to speak at the meeting.“I don’t know the details” of the claim by He Jiankui, said David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology, chairman of the organizing committee of the summit, which begins on Tuesday in Hong Kong. “We don’t know what will be said” when He speaks at a session on human embryo editing.The summit’s organizing committee issued a statement Monday saying they had only just learned of He’s research in Shenzhen, China. “Whether the clinical protocols that resulted in the births in China conformed with the guidance” of leading scientific bodies for conducting clinical trials of heritable genome editing “remains to be determined,” the statement said. “We hope that the dialogue at our summit further advances the world’s understanding of the issues surrounding human genome editing. Our goal is to help ensure that human genome editing research be pursued responsibly, for the benefit of all society.”advertisementlast_img read more

Jun
20

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the Laois U-20s must win game v Wicklow

first_img It is a simple equation for the Laois U-20s this afternoon.Billy O’Loughlin’s men must win or their Leinster campaign is over.And things could have been so different too. SEE ALSO – Eoin Barry: How Laois voted, the impact of posters and the urban-rural myth LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the Laois U-20s must win game v Wicklow Facebook Previous articleMoment in time: Opening of Timahoe NS extension in 2008Next articleProperty Watch: Five most expensive houses on the market in south-east Laois Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Laois led Kildare by eight points with 17 minutes to go in the opening round but let it slip and lost in the end.This now means that only a win here over a Wicklow side that were trounced by Meath will keep Laois alive.Throw in is at 2pm and Laois will have a keen eye on events between Kildare and Meath also.Follow all the action as it happens below: By Alan Hartnett – 4th June 2018 Home Sport GAA LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the Laois U-20s must win… SportGAAGaelic Football Pinterest Twitter Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook TAGSLaois U-20 football teamLive Blog Community Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Jun
20

Portlaoise Hospital receives positive feedback in National Patient Experience Survey

first_img Pinterest Twitter Home News Community Portlaoise Hospital receives positive feedback in National Patient Experience Survey NewsCommunity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Portlaoise Hospital receives positive feedback in National Patient Experience Survey Community WhatsApp TAGSPortlaoise Hospital Facebook By Sarah Cullen – 26th November 2018 Previous article‘Sad day’ as new housing plan will see ‘just a handful’ for PortlaoiseNext articleSecond company set to purchase land and create jobs in Portlaoise Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Facebook Community Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise 88% of patients report positive experience at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise in National Patient Experience Survey 2018.The hospital scores significantly higher than national average in most stages of care along patient journey.The findings of the 2nd National Patient Experience Survey, published today, again highlight positive patient experiences across the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, showing above average positive findings for the Group as a whole in many areas.Management at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise (MRHP) welcomed the results of the survey noting that the majority of patients at the hospital reported positive experiences in hospital.88% of participants said they had ‘good’ or ‘very good’ overall experiences, compared favorably with 84% nationally.The hospital achieved significantly higher scores to the national average across most stages of care.Areas of good experience were identified across several stages of care. Patients said that whenever they needed to talk to a nurse, they got the opportunity to do so.People also gave positive ratings of the clarity of explanations they received from staff in advance of their operation or procedure.Lastly, the level of confidence and trust in staff was very high among patients of Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.Two areas highlighted for improvement were identified in the survey, both of which relate to communication with patients.Patients were not always satisfied with the answers they received from doctors. Similarly, many patients said that they were not completely informed about the expected outcome of an operation or procedure.Key findingsAreas of good experience89% said that they always had confidence and trust in the hospital staff treating them81% who needed to talk to a nurse always got the opportunity to do so70% said that staff gave a complete and clear explanation of how their operation or procedure had goneAreas needing improvement33% said that they were not, or were only to some extent, told how they could expect to feel after an operation or procedure31% said that doctors did not give them clear answersMichael Knowles, General Manager Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise commented; “The staff of Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise today welcome the results of the National Patient Experience Survey and we are very happy with the overall result.“The majority of patients reported an overall positive experience at the hospital and we received significantly higher scores than average across most stages of patient care, including admissions, care on the ward, examinations, diagnosis and treatment.“Patients were very satisfied with the fact that before their operation or procedure, staff answered their questions in a manner they could understand.“We know that there are a number of areas where we can improve. The ‘Discharge Planning’ Working Group will continue its work to improve hospital processes around patient discharge, with a particular focus on providing: written/printed information; advice regarding signs/symptoms to observe post discharge; and advice to patients regarding who to contact if they are worried about their condition or treatment after they leave hospital.“Many of the comments from patients in the report acknowledged the care and support provided to them by our staff and I am delighted to see the great care provided at MRHP acknowledged. We would like to thank all the patients who took part in the survey and the staff who encouraged and facilitated it. The findings of the 2018 survey will be used to help MRHP improve the experiences of patients in the hospital, continuing the good work done in response to the 2017 survey.”Commenting on the results,Trevor O’Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group said, “On behalf of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group I welcome the results of the 2018 National Patient Experience Survey. This is the second national survey and the results are very encouraging. “The overall response rate for the hospital group improved in 2018. The majority of patients who participated in the survey (97%) felt they were treated with dignity and respect and they (98%) had confidence and trust in our staff, this is very good news.“I wish to sincerely thank the patients who willingly gave of their time to provide feedback in relation to the services we provide. This feedback is very valuable and helps us to learn what is important to patients and what changes are required to improve our patient’s experience of our services. “Dublin Midlands Hospital Group is committed to providing high quality health care and will continue to work in partnership with patients and staff to improve services.”SEE ALSO – ‘Sad day’ as new housing plan will see ‘just a handful’ for Portlaoise Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterestlast_img read more

Jun
18

Ontario court rejects suit brought by stock promoters

first_img Universal life policies can’t be used for unlimited deposits, appeal court rules The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed a suit brought by a pair of Ontario-based penny stock promoters, Donald Shaxon and Jason Springett, against a B.C.-based promoter, Richard Kipping, who had hired them to promote a firm, VoIP-Pal.com Inc. A Colorado-based stock transfer agency, Share Agent LLC, was also named as a defendant in the suit. Related news Shaxon and Springett were hired by Kipping in 2012 to promote VoIP-Pal.com in exchange for shares in the firm, among other things, according to the court decision published June 7. The arrangement, which was negotiated via email, included three million shares in the company, which were initially transferred to an offshore brokerage account in Beliz, but were later transferred back on Kipping’s instructions. “Shaxon and Springett say that they began to promote the shares in order to increase the share price. Kipping says that they did not. The alleged breaches are the subject of the lawsuit,” the decision says. Rather than defending the suit, Kipping and Share Agent filed a motion arguing that Ontario does not have jurisdiction in the case. The court agreed, ruling that the promoters agreed to the terms of their arrangement when Shaxon, Springett and Kipping were all in B.C. As a result, Ontario does not have jurisdiction in the case. The court dismissed the case against both defendants. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Bitcoin surge doesn’t affect damages, B.C. court sayscenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Court approves data breach settlements with BMO, CIBC Keywords Lawsuits James Langton last_img read more

Jun
16

Work Begins at Regency Oval

first_imgWork Begins at Regency Oval Work has started on the $7 million construction of Regency Oval which will create a new community reserve and a new home for Croydon Kings FC. On Monday 8 February 2021, Mayor Claire Boan and Minister Corey Wingard turned the first sod as works got underway. Construction of the new South Road freeway nearby presented an opportunity for us to work with the State Government to redevelop this underutilised space into an exciting new public facility, with two full-size synthetic soccer pitches, a community grass area, new clubrooms and community function room, plus car parking and lighting right around. We’ll show you more as the project progresses. /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:Adelaide Enfield, car, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, community, Croydon, Government, local council, Minister, project, soccer, spacelast_img read more

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UN chief deeply saddened by death of Chadian President Idriss Déby

first_imgUN chief deeply saddened by death of Chadian President Idriss Déby The United NationsSecretary-General Antonio Guterres has underlined the UN’s solidarity with Chad following the death of the country’s leader, announced on Tuesday.President Idriss Déby died from injuries sustained in clashes with rebels in the north over the weekend, according to State media reports.The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of his death, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.‘A key partner’ Mr. Guterres has expressed his profound condolences to the President’s family, and to the people and Government of Chad.“President Déby Itno was a key partner for the United Nations and made significant contributions to regional stability, particularly as part of efforts to combat terrorism, violent extremism and organized crime in the Sahel”, the statement said.“In these difficult times, the United Nations stands with the Chadian people in their efforts to build a peaceful and prosperous future.”President Déby, 68, had been in power for more than three decades. The announcement of his death came a day after provisional results of elections held on 11 April showed he would win a sixth term in office.The President of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, has also expressed his condolences to the people of Chad.“The President said he would soon convene a General Assembly meeting to pay tribute to Mr. Deby’s memory,” his Spokesperson, Brenden Varma, said during his daily briefing from New York. /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Assembly, Chad, crime, death, Family, future, Government, Media, memory, New York, President, Secretary-General, terrorism, UN, United Nations, Yorklast_img read more