It’s been revealed that over the last eight years, €1.6M collectively has been stripped from the annual HSE budget at Seaview House in Mountcharles.It follows confirmation from the HSE that the facility is only operating on a three night basis due to staff shortages.The facility provides respite for children and adults with an Intellectual Disability and or Autism on a rotational basis for South West Donegal area.There have been reports that families are struggling due to a lack of resources.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says both staff and service users deserve better from the Government:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/pearseseajgjhview.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 23, 2017 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Previous articleIreland found to have provided inadequate housing conditions on local authority estatesNext articleCoveney believes Common Travel Area will be retained News Highland Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Revealed: Over €1.6M stripped from HSE budget for Seaview House WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+
GAZETTE: You mentioned low-hanging fruit. Are we talking about simple things, easy to deploy, like bed nets?WIRTH: Yes. Long-lasting-insecticide-treated bed nets, residual insecticide spraying, and diagnosis and treatment at scale with effective drugs. Those are the pillars of what has worked, but now progress has slowed. Overall progress is great, but the [change] over the last couple of years has not been so great.The World Malaria Report from the WHO said malaria is at a crossroads. Now’s the time when we need to really dig in and try to understand why progress slowed. And — Pedro and I share this belief — we are going to need new tools.The ideal would be a long-lasting, very effective vaccine. That’s the kind of thinking we need now, because to develop a vaccine starting now is a decade-long process.That’s just an example. Perhaps we could genetically engineer mosquitoes to change their ability to transmit [the malaria parasite], or to reproduce. But questions remain about whether it will work and whether that’s the right strategy.GAZETTE: Who attends the workshop?WIRTH: We try to get as broad a range of participants as possible. We have people coming from leading research institutions, heads of national malaria control programs, heads of agencies or programs that identify need for products and develop products, people from major philanthropic organizations, the major funders, and we have people from multilaterals like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria …ALONSO: From the U.S. government, the President’s Malaria Initiative, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health …WIRTH: And we have people from the WHO’s Global Malaria Programme and Pan American Health Organization who are positioned in regional centers where they act as resource people for country programs.ALONSO: We at times struggle with calling this a course, because what it becomes is a joint dialogue and discussion. So it has the format of a course, but it takes just a couple of minutes before that person is questioned by the participants. It really brings people together with very different backgrounds, from across the world, and one of its strengths is this element of networking.You put into the room someone from the Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases in China, which has just reached zero cases for the first time in the last 3,000 years — has stopped malaria — with someone from Senegal, which is still struggling with a fair amount of malaria, or from Tanzania. That cross-fertilization, putting people in the same room for a week with the best facilitators in each discipline — it’s a wonderful experience and one that leaves a deep impression on them.GAZETTE: We talk about challenges, but there are quite a few countries where malaria has been eliminated. It used to be here in the U.S. and I’m interested in the China example. What has been the decline in cases worldwide over the last 10 years?ALONSO: In the early part of last century, there were still major outbreaks of malaria here in Boston, and there were big ones in Washington, D.C. Malaria was only eliminated in the 1960s from the U.S.Probably most of the planet had malaria transmission 150 years ago. So countries have been eliminating malaria. That has been through a combination of economic and social development and a very targeted plan of public health action.So there’s been great progress in many parts of the world, and a certain sense that probably the easier ones are the ones that have eliminated malaria through a combination of economic development and the fact that efficiency of mosquitoes varies from some parts to others. Where it has been eliminated, probably the mosquito was not the most efficient at transmitting malaria.We are starting to see some of the harder countries managing to cross the finish line. Perhaps the most remarkable example is Sri Lanka, which is an island country but a very tropical one, with pretty good mosquitoes. And they managed to eliminate and be certified.China managing to do this is really a major [milestone]. China was a highly endemic country and last year they, for the first time in history, reached zero cases. That needs to be confirmed over the next couple of years, three years, before they can be certified.In terms of absolute numbers, we are now somewhere around 220 million cases, which is down from something like 250 million or 260 million. If you say that’s not a lot, remember we’ve had huge population growth in that time. So, in terms of rates, you’re actually talking about a 40 percent reduction in cases and a 65 to 67 percent reduction in deaths. Related Politics biggest threat to malaria effort Experts, program heads, and present and future leaders in the fight against malaria gathered at Harvard Business School in June for a weeklong workshop aimed at supporting global eradication efforts.The program is an annual event that rotates among locations chosen by the three host organizations: Harvard University, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health at the University of Barcelona, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute at the University of Basel.While the number of malaria cases has fallen in recent years, experts say a renewed effort and new tools are needed if progress is to be maintained. Pedro Alonso, director of the Global Malaria Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO), and Dyann Wirth, Richard Pearson Strong Professor and chair of the Harvard Chan School’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and a board member of Harvard’s Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe initiative, sat down with the Gazette to talk about the challenging goal of relegating malaria, like smallpox, to the past.,Q&APedro Alonso and Dyann WirthGAZETTE: Tell me about the leadership event. Why is it important in the effort to rid the world of malaria?ALONSO: The event is a leadership course on malaria and malaria eradication. This was something that Dyann and Professor [Marcel] Tanner from Switzerland and myself thought of a number of years back. At the time, the world had been doing really well in the fight against malaria and the concept of eradication, which means doing away completely with the parasite from the face of the planet, was back on the table.Looking back on the first attempt to eradicate malaria, in the 1950s, there were a number of lessons to be captured, but I believe two important ones. One, research was abandoned during that first eradication campaign. There was this notion that we had the tools and the knowledge, and there was no need for further research. That was a fatal mistake that we didn’t want to make again.The second is that it is often said that the first malaria eradication campaign failed to eradicate malaria but nearly succeeded in eradicating research and malariologists. Therefore, the other key driver was the notion that you do need — even when you are making good progress — to build a very strong foundation of well-trained leaders who will be able to drive this process in the years to come.GAZETTE: How ambitious is the goal of eradication?ALONSO: It is a tough job and it’s going to take us a long time to do it. As to the question: Will there be eradication? The answer is yes. But we now need to discuss when and how we are going to achieve it. We have all of the right tools in place, but do we have all the human resources and technical capacity in place?WIRTH: In some ways we’ve captured the low-hanging fruit. Doing better implementation of what we already have has caused a dramatic decline. In some countries, malaria cases went down by 75 percent. And overall reduction is somewhere in the 40 to 50 percent range. “The World Malaria Report from the WHO said malaria is at a crossroads. Now’s the time when we need to really dig in and try to understand why progress slowed.” — Dyann Wirth Progress will be lost if new president abandons fight GAZETTE: What has been the key for the countries that have been successful?ALONSO: Political commitment. It’s a rather loose term, but you can point to that and say that is what it is.Last week we certified Paraguay, which people may think an unlikely country to be malaria-free. But Paraguay has a 35-year history of aiming to eliminate malaria, across very different governments and political situations.Sri Lanka actually eliminated malaria in the face of significant civil strife. They made up their mind as a country and said we’ll fight each other — rather viciously — on many other things, but the one thing that we agree on is that we’re going to get rid of malaria.WIRTH: The other piece — in the countries that have eliminated — is that they’ve had the right combination of professional staff supported by universities. In Sri Lanka, there was this integration between the people doing the elimination and the knowledge base and research base that told them how to do it and kept up with it. I actually think that is underemphasized. In the end, each country has to solve its own specific problem. There can be standard operating procedures but they have to be adapted with local knowledge.GAZETTE: Where are there gaps in research?WIRTH: I think we need to understand how the parasite evolves and is selected.The parasite is a survivor, as is the mosquito. The survival tactics include resistance to drugs and insecticide, so we need to understand that and be able to use that to our advantage. I think we need a way of preventing disease and preventing transmission that’s more broad-based, and without a vaccine that’s going to be difficult. The alternative to that is really a change in the mosquito biology. Either you reduce the number of mosquitoes that can transmit disease or keep the mosquito population extant but populate it with mosquitoes that can’t transmit the disease. There are various ways of thinking about that, but those are tools that are really missing.This interview was edited for length and clarity.
By Dialogo March 22, 2012 The two-day event, organized by the Costa Rican Security Ministry and the U.S. embassy, is the eleventh multilateral maritime meeting against drugs and for marine protection. The meeting in Costa Rica precedes the summit of Central American presidents to be held on March 24, in Guatemala, where they will discuss alternatives in order to combat drug trafficking effectively. On the agenda were topics such as the Central America Regional Security Initiative, regional cooperation, exchanges regarding maritime operations to protect ocean resources, joint operations on the high seas, and the threats facing the region as a consequence of drug trafficking. The United States holds that 90 percent of the drugs consumed in its territory pass through the maritime or land territory of Mexico and Central America, the latter of which has become the world’s most violent region due to the activities of drug traffickers and youth gangs. The meeting brought together officials responsible for “law enforcement and maritime protection in regions of origin and in narcotics transit countries in the Western Hemisphere,” according to an official press release. “It’s to talk about the fight against illicit drug networks, share experiences and trends, and synchronize our efforts against drug traffickers in order to provide synchronized responses,” declared Mark Wells, a director of anti-narcotics affairs at the U.S. State Department. “We’re planning how to strengthen state institutions and civil society. It’s necessary to strengthen them so that we can continue with the fight against this plague,” Wells emphasized in advance of the start of the talks at a hotel in the capital. Wells indicated that the framework for the fight being waged by these countries against drug-trafficking activities in the region includes strengthening state and civil-society institutions, in response to the possibility of their penetration by drug traffickers. Representatives from Central America, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru met in Costa Rica on March 20 to analyze effective methods for combating drug trafficking and regional protection of the region’s maritime resources.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating a failed child abduction at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream Thursday in which the suspect yelled “Give me the baby” to a mother inside a restroom while trying to grab the tot. Police said a mother was tending to her one-year-old child inside a Kohl’s restroom at 10:45 a.m. when a woman commented “That is a beautiful baby.” The suspect approached the woman and repeatedly said “Give me the baby” while grabbing the tot’s arm. The mother pushed the woman’s arm and was able to exit the restroom safely before notifying security. The suspect, described as Hispanic and five-feet, five-inches tall with long blonde hair wearing a blue jacket, yellow shirt and multi-colored skirt, was last seen leaving Kohl’s in a black livery cab. Police said the investigation is ongoing. Detectives ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.
The Croatian Tourist Board as a national tourist organization, in accordance with the Strategic Marketing Plan of Croatian Tourism for the period 2014-2020, and other strategic documents, with its promotional activities wants to raise awareness of Croatia as an attractive tourist destination throughout the year, and thus increase demand for Croatian tourist products, increase in tourist traffic and general consumption. Accordingly, the CNTB plans to establish cooperation with partners from the tourism industry, and actively promote the Croatian tourist offer in order to attract more guests on the principle of achieving general benefits for all holders of the destination offer, the invitation states. They are possible partners travel organizers (tour operators and carriers) with all forms of organized programs for Croatia (in air, bus and ship transport) that introduce / strengthen their programs or expand the period of operations in the pre-season and post-season with a tendency to further growth in the next 3 years.Cooperation with the selected partner aims to raise awareness of the Croatia brand in the selected strategic market by targeting potential guests through joint campaigns related to the partner program for Croatia, and using promotional channels, tools and experience of partners in the segment of organized tourism programs. The maximum possible share of the CNTB in the joint campaign in the lease can be up to 50% of the costs. As they point out from the CNTB, priority will be given to applications from partners who want to implement and participate in joint campaigns with a minimum of 50.000 Euros net own funds.More about the terms of the call for expressions of interest for the implementation of strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets in 2019.Attachment: INVITATION to express interest in the implementation of strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets in 2019 Be sure to pay attention to the call for joint advertising in 2019 published today.RELATED NEWS:PUBLIC INVITATION FOR JOINT ADVERTISING IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGNS IN 2019.
Topics : The English top-flight was forced to finish last season behind closed doors and the new campaign has also started in empty stadiums.The Premier League and its clubs emphasized their commitment to safety after meeting on Thursday.”Safety remains the number-one priority and clubs reiterated their commitment to ensuring Premier League stadiums will be among the safest public places, through the effective use of a wide range of mitigation measures,” the Premier League said in a statement.”Clubs will adopt a range of common standards, which will help deliver bio-secure, safe environments for fans across the league.” Premier League clubs on Thursday urged the government to stick to its proposal to allow a partial return of fans to stadiums from October 1.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last week ministers would review the target date for a return of crowds following a spike in coronavirus cases.Pilot events are currently restricted to 1,000 spectators. Top-flight clubs stated the loss of matchday revenues was having a “significant impact” across the league and throughout the football pyramid. “Taking into account the high safety standards which will be set by the Premier League in conjunction with the relevant public authorities, the league and clubs urge government to remain committed to the 1 October date for the controlled return of fans to sporting venues,” the statement said.Seven English Football League matches are set to be played in front of crowds of up to 1,000 this weekend, in the second, third and fourth tiers.The government granted the EFL permission to use selected fixtures as pilot events to reintroduce spectators to venues on a socially distanced basis.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Many have sacrificed their lives to fight for our country, and have even died while doing so. That’s why the community of Alpena plans to honor our fallen veterans.Flags will be placed on the graves of those who have died fighting for our country. The flags will be placed throughout Evergreen Cemetery, but in order to make this a success, much help is needed.Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to be at Evergreen Cemetery’s maintenance garage on Washington Avenue by 9 o’clock sharp on Saturday morning. A tall bucket to carry the flags in would be handy, along with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver if you have it.Placing of the flags is expected to take about three hours.The event will take place regardless of weather conditions, so volunteers should dress accordingly.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Walk Me Home 5KNext NEW: “Handi-Capable” Day
The Nelson Leafs are making believers out of the few fans that picked them to win against Beaver Valley in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff pool.J.J. Beitel’s goal 6:20 into overtime sparked the Leafs 2-1 Murdoch Division Semi Final victory before 550-plus fans Monday night at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs, losers of seven straight to conclude the regular season, now lead the best-of-seven KIJHL playoff series 2-1 with game four set for Tuesday right back in Nelson.“Linden (Horswill) came down curled back, made a nice pass I just shot it on net hoping maybe (Connor Gross) Grosser could deflect it,” Beitel said after being mobbed following the OT winner by his Leaf teammates at center ice.“I definitely wasn’t expecting anything to come of it or the puck to go in.”Beitel’s shot from the point somehow squeaked through the pads of Hawks netminder Jarrod Schamerhorn, who up until that point in the game had been almost unbeatable between the pipes.“(Schamerhorn) is a big guy,” Beitel added. “He’s good down low and kicks out those rebounds out front so we’ve got to just keep shooting and maybe something will go in.”After a scoreless first period Beaver Valley took a 1-0 when Dallas Calvin drilled a cross-ice saucer pass past Nelson goalie Brett Soles.The goal by the Hawks leading scorer appeared to be all the visitors would need with Schamerhorn in net.But a smart play by Leaf defenceman Kyler Wilkinson found Colton Schell beside the Beaver Valley net and the Leaf captain buried a high shot past Schamerhorn to tie the game midway through the third period.“It’s disappointing to lose because we had just some terrific effort from players tonight,” Hawks head coach Terry Jones lamented.“Unfortunately you can’t take shifts off and that’s what happened (in the overtime).”Nelson out shot the Hawks in the game 35-22, including an 11-4 margin in the third to make a winner out of Soles.Special teams took the night off for both teams as Nelson went 0-for-4 on the power play while Beaver Valley was scoreless in three attempts.“I expected this to be a long series,” Jones said when asked after beating the Leafs the last four games of the regular season would the Hawks in in a walk. “Especially if we gave them a little bit of light, which we did in that first game (won 6-1 by Nelson).“I thought we played pretty well tonight but (Nelson) made a great play to tie it up and another great play to score the winner so I give them full marks for the win tonight.”Start of game delayedThe start of Monday’s game in Nelson was delayed 25 minutes after one of the Hawks players shattered the glass with a puck during warm up.NDCC rink attendants worked quickly to insert the new glass at the north end of the arena.Leafs lose Nickel to injuryNelson forward Greg Nickel was helped from the ice after colliding heavily with the boards while chasing down the puck in the Beaver Valley end.The Williams Lake native was seen leaving the rink using crutches.A few of the Hawks, including forward Dan Hollands, also let the ice after blocking shots. But all the Beaver Valley players returned to finish the game.Braves rally to knock off Rebels in overtimeAfter out scoring the Spokane Braves 18-1 in the first two games of the Murdoch Semi Final, the Castlegar Rebels offence took the night off.The result allowed the Braves to steal a 2-1 overtime victory Monday in Spokane to pull to within one game in the best-of-seven series.Dylan Tappe scored on the power play with 38 seconds remaining in the first overtime period to give the Braves life in the series.Castlegar entered the game unbeated in 10 games dating back to the regular season.Game four goes Tuesday in Spokane.Coleman Macdonald for Spokane and Jamie Vlanich for Castlegar scored in the second period.Matt Zenzola stopped 50 of 51 shots to register the win in goal.
AWESOME AGAIN IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2016)–Superstar California Chrome was sensational yet again at Santa Anita on Saturday, taking the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¼ lengths over rival Dortmund, who pressured him early. Ridden by Victor Espinoza and trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome covered 1 1/8 miles while geared down in 1:48.07, and thus served notice to the world that at age five, he is the horse to beat in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at The Great Race Place on Nov. 5.Breaking from the rail, the California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit was hustled out of the gate as Dortmund, adding blinkers and to his immediate outside, was sent as well by Rafael Bejarano. The pair were separated by a neck into and around the Club House turn and Espinoza with a look to his outside, stepped on the gas at the 4 ½ furlong pole and the Awesome Again, was for all intents and purposes, over.“Dortmund wasn’t a threat today,” said Espinoza. “Maybe after the first quarter mile, but after that, I just kept pulling away, which only helped me get some breathing room between us and the rest of the field. It’s tough when I get the one-hole and want to try and do something crazy…I ran the first part fast, yes, but then eased up on him. I didn’t want to overuse him today, we’ve got a big race coming up. It seemed like he was doing everything today very easily. Hopefully he’ll run big in the Breeders’ Cup.”The overwhelming 2-5 favorite in a field of five 3-year-olds and up, California Chrome, North America’s all-time leading money earner, paid $2.80, $2.10 and $2.10. (There was $779,170 bet to show on him, the lion’s share of the total show pool of $862,455).Fresh off a five length win (from the rail) in the Grade I Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Aug. 20, “Chrome” notched his sixth consecutive win and improved his overall mark to 24-15-3-1. Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Stallions’ California Chrome, LLC, he picked up $180,000 for the win, increasing his record bankroll to $13,432,650.“I can’t say enough about the ride–it was just perfect,” said Sherman, 79, himself a former jockey. “We have a great staff with the groom and the hot walkers, Dihiji (Gladney), who rides him in the mornings and my son (Alan) who lives with him. I’m just really blessed.“When he gets in front, he’s a hard horse to get by, and I knew he’d wear Dortmund down with the fractions the way they were. He took his game plan away from him. (Dortmund ) tried and ran a hell of a race, but you’re looking at maybe the best horse in the world right now. I can’t say enough about (California Chrome).“I’m looking forward to the Breeders’ Cup Classic and I hope everything goes according to plan. Each race seems a little bit better. It’s a little scary. It’s a dream come true. I never had the ability to buy the most expensive horses…Maybe it was just my time to shine. I’m enjoying it and I’ll enjoy seeing his babies years from now.”Dortmund, winner of the 2015 Santa Anita Derby and trained by Bob Baffert, kept to his task throughout and finished 4 ½ lengths in front of longshot Win the Space. Off at 8-5, Dortmund paid $2.20 and $2.10.“Second best, no excuses,” said Bejarano. “The winner had a lot of pressure on him and that was the only chance I had. My horse ran good, just second best.”Ridden by Gary Stevens, Win the Space was third throughout and finished 4 ¼ lengths clear of Hard Aces. Off at 26-1, he paid $2.80 to show.With the win, California Chrome earned a fees-paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.Fractions on the race were 22.76, 46.08, 1:09.28 and 1:34.45.
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