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first_imgLifeSiteNews 15 April 2014The British government has released statistics showing that while the teen pregnancy and abortion rates are dropping, the number of girls and women having repeat abortions continues to climb alongside steady increases in the use of artificial contraceptives.According to the Society for the Protection of Unborn Citizens, the statistics show that giving more contraceptives to young girls will lead to more abortions.According to 2012 figures for London alone, 16,323 women age 18-29 had abortions who had never had one previously. 7,817 of aborting women in London in the same age group had had one previous abortion. 149 had had four previous abortions and 22 had had six previously. Overall, the number of repeat abortions for England and Wales is about 37 percent in the latest figures.The government’s figures show that in general the abortion rate has dropped since 2010 but the number of repeat abortions has risen. In 2011, 36 percent of women undergoing abortions had one or more previous abortions. The 2011 report said that number has risen from 31 percent since 2001.The same 2011 report found that 96 percent of abortions were funded by the NHS and 61 percent of these were carried out in private facilities who bill the NHS.Health Minister Jane Ellison added that in 2012, of the 185,122 abortions performed on residents of England and Wales, none were allowed under Ground F, “to save the life of the pregnant woman.” read more

first_imgPresident Donald Trump. AP/CAROLYN KASTER The Senate, run by the president’sfellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and53-47 on obstruction of Congress. Democrats charged Trump in Decemberwith pressuring Ukraine to smear a potential White House rival. In its historic vote on Wednesday, theSenate decided not to remove America’s 45th president from office on chargesarising from his dealings with Ukraine.(BBC)center_img The Democratic-led House ofRepresentatives approved the articles of impeachment on Dec. 18.   WASHINGTON – United States (US)President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending acongressional bid to oust him from office that bitterly divided the US.    last_img read more

first_imgAccording to DOH-6, Lambunaoregistered its second positive case of COVID-19 – a 44-year old female; she isa daughter of the town’s first case, a 70-year-old male who died. * a 62-year old female (Patient No.23) from Bacolod City; died on March 31, 2020 and had a close contact with theregion’s Patient No. 7, a 40-year-old male from Bacolod City DOH Region 6 yesterday confirmed asecond case of local COVID-19 transmission in Iloilo province, this time inLambunao town. The two others were: These droplets also land on objectsand surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touchingthese objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. The first such transmission in theprovince was in Guimbal town. It was confirmed only on March 31. As of 12 noon of March 31, DOH-6recorded a total of 421 patients under investigation of which 176 testednegative from COVID-19; 106 have also been discharged while 117 otherscurrently admitted in hospitals. Meantime, a total of 35,943 out of47,566 persons under monitoring completed their 14-day quarantine./PN According to DOH-6 focal person onCOVID-19 Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, community spread happens when people havebeen infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how orwhere they became infected. The three new cases brought the totaltally of the region’s confirmed case to 25 (19 currently admitted in hospitals,one already recovered/discharged, and five expired. People can catch COVID-19 from otherswho have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through smalldroplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19coughs or exhales, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In Iloilo’s first COVID-19 localtransmission, a 59-year-old male from Guimbal who tested positive for thedisease apparently infected his househelp, a 51-year-old woman (now the region’sPatient No. 18). * a 66-year old female (Patient No.24) from Aklan; stable condition but in isolation; she had close contact withPatient No. 8, a 68-year old male from Aklan. ‘GHOST TOWN’. The usually congested Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in the bustling district of Mandurriao, Iloilo City is empty on the first day (March 20, 2020) of the nearly month-long lockdown imposed by the city government in a bid to keep the metro free from the coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Strict enforcement ofthe enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is needed to avert a sustainedcommunity spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to theDepartment of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas. The 44-year-old woman is WesternVisayas’ 25th confirmed COVID-19 case and one of three new cases in the regionrecorded yesterday. “We need to strictly implement inevery town the home quarantine…stay at home,” said Juanico.last_img read more

first_img* home study program of University of Santo Tomas (UST)-Angelicum College What will happen to Angelicum students? COCOPEA is composed of more than 2,500 private educational institutions in the country, represented by its five member-associations: Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAPSCU), Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU), Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), Association of Christian Schools Colleges and Universities (ACSCU), and the Technical Vocational Schools Association of the Philippines (TVSA). Challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic are too much for Angelicum School Iloilo. It has opted to stop operating. Opened by the religious order Dominicans in the 1978, Angelicum School Iloilo pioneered the non-graded, open-classroom education system in the Philippines. It is also known for the Lizares Mansion in its compound, a former heritage house and one of Iloilo City’s imposing landmarks. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Your transfer documents are ready for pickup after you have been given clearance,” he added. The school laid out three options. These were the following: Private schools here suspended classes beginning March when community quarantine was imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Would other private schools do the same? Mayor Jerry Treñas hoped not. As the situation of uncertainty continues, according to Gatela, “we cannot prolong the 4th Grading experience throughout the whole school year nor keep you hanging in the air. Effective July 31, 2020, ASIL will cease operation.” On Wednesday night, May 27, Father Gatela issued an official statement addressed to the parents of Angelicum students announcing the school’s decision to close. There are around a hundred 100 private schools in this city mostly offering preschool, elementary and secondary education just like Angelicum School Iloilo. It is also known for the Lizares Mansion in its compound, a former heritage house and one of Iloilo City’s imposing landmarks. “I will schedule a meeting with all private schools,” said Treñas. To ease the burden of the private schools while it transitions to the so-called new normal on education, COCOPEA asked for the inclusion in the social amelioration packages the educational costs and needs of students and financial assistance to teachers and school personnel affected by the quarantine, particularly the minimum-wage earners.center_img ILOILO City – Effective July 31, 2020 respected private Catholic school Angelicum School Iloilo (ASIL) based in Jaro district would cease its operation. School Director Reverend Father Maximo Gatela cited the difficulty that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created. Prior to this, Gatela held an online meeting with the officers of the school’s council of parents on May 9 and expressed to them the difficulty that COVID-19 had brought to the over 40-year-old educational institution. “We do not want nga may masilira nga mga private schools. It would affect sa ila nga mga estudyante. It would also affect the employment of private school teachers,” said Treñas. Gatela said the first two options featured “non-face-to-face” instruction and therefore fit during this COVID1-9 health crisis. Treñas said this brought adverse economic impact on private schools, making them unable to sustain their operation and support their teaching and non-teaching staff. * transfer to other schools “The experience of the 4th Grading Period was difficult for all of us. The sad part was that ASIL was not ready and failed miserably in delivering the services,” read part of Gatela’s statement. * REAP – a home study-based programs (virtually for free) also under UST-Angelicum College Early this month, the umbrella organization of private education institutions in the country, the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), appealed for government help. Managing Director Joseph Noel Estrada said the private education sector “is one of the sectors seriously affected” by the community quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Around two million students are seen to leave private schools as families struggle with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Estrada. Opened by the religious order Dominicans in 1978 with 70-plus students and four teaching staff, Angelicum School Iloilo pioneered the non-graded, open-classroom education system in the Philippines. COCOPEA also sought long-term loans packages for affected faculty at no interest, and loans and subsidies for students and faculty in the acquisition of computers, laptops, and other gadgets needed for online and blended education consistent with the provisions of Republic Act 10650, the Open Distance Learning Act./PNlast_img read more

first_imgRoque was referring to Article 3, Section 4 of the Philippine Constitution which states that “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.” “Unless the state can establish that there is clear and present danger, and in terrorism it is easily to do so, the freedom of expression will not be infringed upon. That right enjoys a high priority, even higher than property rights,” he added. “There is a hierarchy of laws. Our Constitution is supreme, then [there are] the laws enacted by Congress. When the act of Congress infringes on the Constitution, it will be declared by the court as unconstitutional,” Roque told ABS CBN News Channel. Allay the fears of the public, Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said critics of President Rodrigo Duterte, including those who were making peaceful protest, are not considered as terrorists under the measure. “There is an established jurisprudence on freedom of expression, and the only way that the government can curtail freedom of expression is if there is clear and present danger which the state has the right to prevent,” Roque said. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, meanwhile, said that the measure, which allows detention of suspected terrorists for 10 to 24 days without a warrant, does not infringe on peoples’ constitutional right to free expression and press freedom. MANILA – Days after it was certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte, the amendment proposed under the controversial anti-terrorism bill is now a step closer from becoming a law. The Defense secretary also assured the public that the measure will not give law enforcers a “blanket authority” to tag anyone as a terrorist. “It is enshrined in our Constitution that you can do peaceful protest, a peaceful assembly, those are actually protected by the Bill of Rights so hindi sila terorista,” he added. “There are enough or stringent sanctions to anybody who will commit abuses in implementing this law so the people should not worry about this,” he added. “No… they are not terrorists, anybody who makes a peaceful protest, they are not terrorists,” Lorenzana said in an interview with CNN Philippines on Wednesday. The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading last night House Bill 6875, or the Anti-Terrorism bill. Among the 302 congressmen present, 173 voted for the bill, 29 dissented while 31 others abstained. “We only had two convictions under the existing Human Security Act. Clearly, our laws lack the teeth, given the current face of international terrorism,” Roque said. “This is not something that just cropped up.”/PNlast_img read more

first_img“I’ve had a number of drivers ask me to sanction the Hobby Stocks,” said promoter Roger Rowley. Millard County Raceway (at Delta) already runs them. We’ll give drivers another track where they can race for points.”  Sanctioned Hobbies run Saturday, May 23; Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13; and Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11 on the 3/8-mile dirt oval at Ephraim. Hobby Stock points earned at Ephraim count toward Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region standings. EPHRAIM, Utah (Jan. 24) – IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks join regular race programs this season at Wild Bill’s Raceway.  “We already sanction Stock Cars and SportMods with IMCA and those classes will run on the same nights as the Hobbies,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgCaretaker QPR manager Chris Ramsey will offer all of the players a “clean slate” for as long as he and Kevin Bond are in charge of the team. Former England under-20 coach Ramsey – who only came to QPR in late October last year following a decade at Tottenham and was working with the Academy – insists this is now a fresh start for everyone at the club as they look to pull clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone starting at home to Southampton on Saturday. “From the point of view that we had a manager of great stature before, I think we are going to have to maintain some of the things he did, but I will also be myself and implement my own ideas,” Ramsey said on the club’s official website. “I haven’t got the personal relationships with the players that the last manager had, but it is an opportunity now for everyone to show what they can do. “It is all hands to the pump, it is a clean slate and everyone who is fit and available will be in contention for a place. “I believe we have got more than enough talent here to see ourselves safe between now and the end of the season.” Ramsey added: “It is important to utilise the whole club to get us above that relegation zone between now and the end of the season. “If there are positions we need to fill, or there are injuries, or there are people showing good form in the under-21s – then they will get a chance if we believe they are ready.” Ramsey paid tribute to the work of Redknapp, who is set to take some time away from football as he undergoes knee surgery. The west London club are in the process of recruiting a new boss following the resignation of Harry Redknapp on Tuesday, with Tim Sherwood the early frontrunner. However, with no specific timescale in place for the appointment, it was business as usual at the Hoops’ Harlington base on Thursday morning as Ramsey, Bond and goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock took charge of training for the first time since the new backroom restructuring, which included Les Ferdinand being named director of football. Press Association “It is always a loss for a club and the Premier League for that matter when you lose a manager of Harry’s stature,” said the former Brighton and Swindon defender, who played in the 1983 FA Cup final against Manchester United at Wembley. “I am sure Harry will be back in another guise somewhere else in the future, because he has so much to offer the game. “From a personal point of view though, of course I am excited. “Obviously I wish the circumstances were different, but I am happy the board have put their trust in me and Kevin to take on the role for however long they see fit.” As part of the changes behind the scenes, both Joe Jordan and Glenn Hoddle have followed Redknapp out of QPR. Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia admits the club cannot afford to “leave ourselves in a position of uncertainty” as they battle to get the results needed to stay up – which will include a dramatic improvement away from Loftus Road, with only one point on their travels so far. Derby County manager Steve McClaren and Real Madrid assistant boss Paul Clement are also said to be on the club’s shortlist. For the meantime, though, Ramsey will get on with the job in hand. “I am just taking it day by day. I am just an employee of the club,” he said. “I will be working tonight in the Academy, making sure some of the meetings I have set up are still adhered to. “However long they want me to do this role, I will do it and give absolutely everything.” McClaren laughed off the speculation linking him with the job while Clement also appeared to rule himself out of the running. The 43-year-old, whose father Dave played almost 550 games for QPR between 1965 and 1979, told The Guardian: “I am very flattered to be linked with Queens Park Rangers, a club I supported as a young boy and for whom my dad played. “It would be a real honour to manage that club at some point in the future, but, at this time, I have got no intention of leaving Real Madrid in mid-season.” last_img read more

first_imgNow Or Never routed the opposition in the Topaz E.B.F. Fillies Maiden at Galway. The Michael O’Callaghan-trained youngster holds some smart entries and showed why in building on the promise of her debut second at Fairyhouse last month. Rocketing away off the turn, the daughter of Bushranger was five and a half lengths too good for favourite Simannka. Press Associationcenter_img O’Callaghan said of the 6-1 winner: “I always thought a lot of her, and she has big entries. She’s in the Moyglare and the Debutante. She’s a very nice filly. “She appreciated a bit of juice in the ground as she’s big, and anything she does this year will be a bonus. “She travelled well, and stays seven furlongs in Galway, so a mile should be no problem. She’s well very bred as she’s out of a sister to Dream Ahead, and she is just short of 16 hands high.” Beau Sachel (10-1) scored at the Festival for the second year running as he touched off Cairdiuil by a head in the Caulfield Industrial Athlone Handicap, while Benkei (9-2) battled back in gutsy fashion to beat 11-4 favourite Crystal Pearl by half a length in the Handicap. last_img read more

first_imgThe man, who was later identified as Joshua Gay, later died at a hospital.No one else was injured during the incident.However, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now investigating, which is standard procedure in all police-involved shootings.“They should have talked to him and got him to put that gun down,” Mercon told Miami television station WSVN. “There’s no reason why he should have been shot.”She added, “He did not put his hands on anyone. He just left the house with my gun.”The deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation. The weekend turned deadly very quickly in Dania Beach Friday night, and now, the victim’s girlfriend wants justice against those involved.According to The Miami Herald, the whole thing stemmed from a domestic dispute.A woman, identified as Rachel Renee Mercon, told BSO deputies that she and her boyfriend had been arguing, when he suddenly took a gun out of a safe and then left the home, located in the 5400 block of SW 32nd Terr. in the Oakridge community, around 7:30 p.m.That’s when the situation got worse.BSO reports that they got a call shortly thereafter about gunshots being heard in the 2500 block of Stirling Rd.Deputies responded to that scene and fired back at the suspect, striking him.#UPDATE – A man has been killed following a shooting involving Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies in Dania Beach.— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) August 15, 2020last_img read more

first_imgCOME New Year’s Eve, the feature event of the 2017 edition of the Guyana Cup horserace meet promises to be a thriller as it has attracted Guyana’s top 1800m animals.The two most fearsome are Storm Bird and Red Jet both of whom are in tremendous forms at the moment.Storm Bird has three consecutive victories to her name and will be seeking a fourth come December 31 at the Rising Sun Turf Club, Arima Park, West Coast Berbice, but Red Jet who won the event last year, along with the Rising Sun and President’s Cup feature events, could repeat his form from last year.Apart from Storm Bird and Red Jet, the other animals entered for the Class D2 and Lower, which carries a first prize of $1M and a trophy are: Princess She’s Not, CP Got Even, Golden Blue Echo, Lady Budapest, Honey Flow, Score Even, Just Call Me Boss, Spit Fire, Jack in My Style, Release the Beast and Light Up Canada.The other events on the eight-race card include a 1400m race for horses classified E1 and Lower West Indies-bred non-earners for 2016 and E3 US and Canada-bred non-winners for 2016 as well and carry a first prize of $600 000.There will also be a 1400m race for four-year-old West Indies-bred and animals classified `G3 and Lower’ with a winning purse worth $300 000.Horses classified `H and Lower’ will battle for a winning purse of $275,000 over a 1100M distance.Three-year-old West Indies-bred and I1 and Lower horses will cover 1400m for a $225 000 first prize.Three-year-old West Indies-bred maiden horses will cover a distance of 1100m for a first prize of $220 000.An event for three- and four-year-old Guyana-bred maiden horses over4 1100m carries a first prize of $200 000.J2 and K Class event has a first prize tagged at $175 000 and a trophy over a 1100m distance.Animals classified L and Lower will compete in a 1100m race which carries a first prize worth $130 000.The top jockey and runner-up as well as the top stable and trainer will all be presented with trophies and other incentives, compliments of Trophy Stall of Bourda Market.Race time is 12:30hrs.last_img