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Coronavirus: 825 new cases as Education Minister rules out extended mid-term break Twitter The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.There has been a total of 1,827 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Sunday 12 October the HPSC has been notified of 825 confirmed cases of COVID-19.Of these cases, 254 are in Dublin, 147 in Cork, 39 in Cavan, 38 in Donegal and 37 in Kildare. The remaining 310 are spread across 20 countries.Six of the new cases are in Laois. The 14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population from September 28 to October 11 in Laois is now 134.6.There have now been 114 new cases reported in Laois in the last 14 days.There are now 224 patients in hospital with 32 of there in ICU.There is now a total of 43,351 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Education Minister rules out extended mid-term breakThe Minister for Education has said there are “no plans whatsoever to extend the mid-term break”.Minister Norma Foley told RTÉ’s Today With Claire Byrne that the priority of Government is to maintain and keep the schools open across all levels of the Living with Covid plan.If we move to Level 5, then “that would be the one Level where we would look at public health advice”.Ms Foley said “public health advice, every step of the way is supporting the opening of schools”.Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for getting COVID-19:Distance – the risk of getting COVID-19 increases as the distance between you and others gets smaller. Keep 2 metres apart where possibleActivity – How you spend time with people and what you do with them can increase your risk. Follow the government’s Stay Safe Guidelines when spending time with othersTime – The more time you spend in close contact with other people can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Keep track of who you spend time with and howEnvironment – Being outdoors is safer than being indoors. Where possible, meet with others outdoors. If this is not possible, keep windows and doors open when meeting others insideSymptoms – Know the symptoms. If you have them self-isolate and contact your GP immediatelyPublic Health Advice for all citizens available here: Know the symptoms of COVID-19a fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above)a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dryshortness of breath or breathing difficultiesloss or change to your sense of smell or tasteflu like symptomsSEE ALSO – Terrifying ordeal for elderly Portlaoise couple following graveyard mugging Electric Picnic Pinterest Pinterest Home News Coronavirus: 825 new cases as Education Minister rules out extended mid-term break News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleFour Laois areas to benefit from €139,500 Town and Village Renewal Scheme fundingNext articleLaois ‘Shebeen’ searched and items seized by Gardai 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. Twitter Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 12th October 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic News
By Kwon Jeong Hyun – 2007.05.31 2:09pm Analysis & Opinion Kwon Jeong Hyun [imText1]The defection route, road trapped and the fee risesReporter: I am curious about the current situation of defectors. First, what is the process for defectors stepping foot on China through the defection route? Lee: The path of defectors has continuously changed in the last 10 years. In one word, it is becoming increasingly difficult. First, until the end of the 90s, the entire region from the Yalu River, Dandong to the Tumen River in Fangchuan (防川) along the North Korea-China border were considered as “a river crossing region.” However, the Yalu River estuary is close to 100 meters and there are people who cross the river carrying a plastic bottle. Most of these people simply crossed the river to the Chinese without any preparation. Originally, North Korean border guards’ first duty was being on guard for foreign enemies infiltrating through the border, but from 1998 to 1999, their first line of duty changed to intercepting North Korean citizens trying to cross the river to China. Until the early 1990s, civilians in the North Korean border cities did not even think about “defecting to China.” Teenagers who landed in China after winning a bet of “who could swim quicker” after a single drink were common occurrences. After 1999, the approach of average civilians to the Tumen and Yalu Rivers started being regulated and inspection of travel passes for civilians moving to North Hamkyung, Yangkang, Jagang Province, and North Pyongan Province were exacerbated. The inspection of border cities riding the Yalu and Tumen Rivers such as Hoiryeong, Musan, Hyesan, Manpo, Sakju, Shinuiju became worse.Because the North Korean authorities systematized a hostile attitude towards defectors, safely crossing the river without bribing the guards became impossible since 2000. Since then, bribes offered to border guards started building like market prices. When looking over the last 10 years, the fee rose by 100~200 Yuan every year and is now around 1,000 yuan. Of course, that does not guarantee the safety of defectors. From November 2006, a large-scale relocation of the border garrison was carried out and the order was passed down that “regardless of the amount of money received from a defector, catching one person will allow entrance to the party.” Reporting by Chinese scarier than the border unitPark: There has not been a remarkable change on the part of the Chinese government regarding defectors coming into China. It is not like they are actively inspecting Tumen and Yalu Rivers so that defectors cannot cross at the rivers. Several years ago, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army under the auspices of the Shenyang township were stationed at the Yanbian region and started river-crossing training from the Yalu River to North Korea, but the border region duty is still being managed by the Chinese border unit. The “border unit” is a term that does not exist in the Korean army, so an explanation is not easy, but it can be thought of as a military unit that is fully in charge of border duty and public security. It is considerably different from the portion of China’s southern border and western border directly controlled by the People’s Liberation Army. If the defectors succeed at crossing the river, the border unit is not a huge obstacle to leaving the border region and moving to a Chinese city. Of course, there are several People’s Security checkpoints and border units along the road connecting China’s Tumen River border region and the Yanbian region cities. However, the North Korean border guard rarely conducts checks unless there is a military desertion or defector-related murder incident. Defectors who first defect to China enter a Chinese mid-size city within three days to a week. Of course, defectors who have experience living in China use China’s mass transportation system as well. Defectors who are arrested and forcibly sent back to North Korea from China say they were arrested after being “reported” by neighbors after they have started living in China. Defectors fear more the “reporting” of Chinese people who know that they are defectors rather than the Chinese border guards and the People’s Security’s detection. SHARE Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Defector Fee Is Around 1,000 Yuan, but No Guarantee Protection Facebook Twitter Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”
Canadian Press Federal budget fails to support needed pension reform, retiree group says The Caisse’s performance for the first six months of the year compared with a gain of 3.5 per cent in the same period a year ago and 3.7 per cent in the first half of 2011. Chief executive Michael Sabia says the global economy is showing signs of returning to greater “normalcy” as the United States enters a more solid growth phase and the Chinese economy slows to a more sustainable long-term pace. The Caisse manages investments primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans in Quebec. Over four years, the Caisse reported an average annual return of 10.5 per cent. Budget 2021 revives tax issues from 2019 Canadian plan sponsors post positive quarter despite bond slump Quebec’s main pension fund manager earned a return of 4.5 per cent on its portfolio in the first six months of 2013 as it said the global economy showed signs of greater “normalcy.” The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s net assets increased to $185.9 billion at the end of June, up from $176.2 billion at the end of 2012. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords PensionsCompanies Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Share this article and your comments with peers on social media
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Persons in Western Jamaica who suffer from cardiovascular and other chronic and life threatening illnesses will soon be able to purchase medication at more affordable costs. With the leading cause of death in the island linked to cardiovascular diseases, Indies Pharma Jamaica, on Thursday (July 27) unveiled a number of drugs geared at combating the effects of the disease and which are expected to revolutionize current prices. The pharmaceutical company headed by noted physician Dr. Guna Muppuri, launched the initiative at the Montego Bay Trade Centre on Howard Cooke Boulevard during a press conference under the theme ‘Caring for the nation’s health: pledging to make medicine available and affordable’. Some 19 new drugs to be made available to persons at 50 per cent of the usual cost were presented at the event. President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pauline Reid in commending Indies Pharma pointed out that the initiative was very timely, as the health sector needed assistance to effectively address the general health demands of the country’s growing population. “I am excited and feel very confident that this is just the start of big and greater things for the company. I am very glad to see that Indies Pharma is offering affordable prescription drugs to our people and in so doing, will be helping to provide a better standard of life for the less fortunate in our society,” she said.Ms Reid added that, “You saw a need in the market and you have transformed that need into a business venture that is helping the economy, in that you are curtailing the unemployment and contributing to the local and national economy . I want to assure you that the Chamber of Commerce stands ready to assist and support you in any way possible with your efforts”.Meanwhile, in her address, Dr. Sonia Dixon of Montego Bay, noted that the diversity of the pharmaceuticals was “very welcomed” as patient welfare was critical in the practice of medicine.“The diversity of the products you offer does really enhance the quality of life for our patients . It’s very important that the focus be on drugs, that, together with life style changes that comes integrally with caring for the patient, we have drugs that will ensure that our patients remain well,” Dr. Dixon stressed.She further expressed the hope that the company would “be around offering such needed and essential service for a very long time.” RelatedPersons in Western Jamaica Benefit From Lower Cost Prescription Drugs Advertisements RelatedPersons in Western Jamaica Benefit From Lower Cost Prescription Drugs Persons in Western Jamaica Benefit From Lower Cost Prescription Drugs UncategorizedJuly 29, 2006 RelatedPersons in Western Jamaica Benefit From Lower Cost Prescription Drugs
IOC-UNESCO and ECO Magazine to publish Special Edition on UN Ocean Decade On December 5, 2017, the United Nations proclaimed the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to be held from 2021 to 2030. The Decade will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support the actions of government and diverse groups of other partners to sustainably manage the ocean and, more particularly, to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.To mark the start of the Decade, ECO Magazine and IOC-UNESCO have partnered to produce a digital magazine to showcase upcoming activities that contribute to the Decade’s seven outcomes that characterise the ocean we want by 2030.“After three years of intensive and inclusive preparations, we are excited to start the Ocean Decade together with partner governments, philanthropies, businesses and scientific institutions whose commitment and innovative actions will use ocean knowledge to address major challenges we face, from the decline in the ocean health to climate change. Partnerships like the one with the ECO Magazine are crucial to strengthen humanity’s relation with the ocean, reflecting its key role in maintaining a more sustainable world,” emphasized Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s IOC.Available in May 2021, the edition will be distributed at Decade-related conferences between May and September 2021, including the 2nd UN Ocean Conference which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.“We are incredibly excited to be supporting the Ocean Decade by providing a global platform for ocean stakeholders to share impactful stories about their activities. This coming Decade will be vitally important for progressing ocean science and developing an effective framework that helps us achieve a truly sustainable blue economy,” said Kira Coley, senior editor of ECO Magazine.ECO and IOC-UNESCO invite ocean stakeholders participating in activities in all fields related to the Ocean Decade to submit an interest to contribute.How do I contribute?ECO and IOC-UNESCO are interested in written, video, and audio submissions related to initiatives, new knowledge, partnerships, or innovative solutions that are relevant to the following seven Ocean Decade outcomes:A clean ocean – whereby sources of pollution are identified, quantified and reduced, and pollutants removed from the oceanA healthy and resilient ocean – whereby marine ecosystems are mapped and protected, multiple impacts (including climate change) are measured and reduced, and provision of ocean ecosystem services is maintainedA predicted ocean – whereby society has the capacity to understand current and future ocean conditions, forecast their change and impact on human wellbeing and livelihoodsA safe ocean – whereby human communities are protected from ocean hazards and where safety of operations at sea and on the coast is ensuredA productive ocean whereby the ocean ensures the provision of food supply and alternative livelihoodsAn accessible ocean – whereby all nations, stakeholders and citizens have access to ocean data and information, technologies, and have the capacities to inform their decisionsAn inspiring and engaging ocean -whereby society understands and values the oceanPlease submit your 150 word story summary via this link https://forms.gle/k9FRpBYHxiKoGksT8 by January 25, 2021. 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Photo: Donald DelahayeMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (right); greets Head of the Conference of the Parties Convention Secretariat at the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Dr. Haik Nikogosian (left); while Director, Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services, at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse (centre), looks on. Occasion was a public lecture at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, in St. Andrew, on May 8. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story Highlights Jamaica has taken the lead internationally as the present Tobacco Regulations are very strong. Jamaica should quickly move to become fully compliant with its obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control The Government intends to address all the other matters but felt a need to move forward with the measures that would have the most direct public health impact. Advertisements RelatedGovernment Advancing WHO Tobacco Control Measures RelatedHealth Minister Urges Jamaicans to Become More Active RelatedGovernment Ready to Gazette Amended Tobacco Control Regulations Head of the Convention Secretariat of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Dr. Haik Nikogosian said although the progress overall with respect to implementing the FCTC has been slow over the years, Jamaica has taken the lead internationally as the present Tobacco Regulations are very strong. He commended the Minister of Health for his leadership in this regard.“There is still need for a comprehensive Tobacco Control Bill to tackle all the issues in the FCTC. Jamaica has been doing well in many areas but there is need to now focus on things like the illicit trade and the banning of direct and indirect advertising, sponsorship and promotion. There also needs to be the creation of a national coordination mechanism to move the process forward systematically,” he said.He said Jamaica should quickly move to become fully compliant with its obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and pointed out that this responsibility lies with all sections of the Government and not just the Health Ministry.“The FCTC is an international public health treaty but there is a misconception that only the Health Ministry is responsible to implement the obligations. All Ministries have equal responsibility. The country ratified the Convention through Parliament and so the entire Government is obligated to comply. I do not think the legal dimension of the treaty is fully understood,” he said.Meanwhile, Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson said the current tobacco Regulations were only the beginning of the process to implement the obligations under the FCTC. He said the Government intends to address all the other matters but felt a need to move forward with the measures that would have the most direct public health impact.“We do understand that we have further to go to ensure our compliance and address the issues surrounding the exposure to tobacco especially where our youngsters are concerned. That is why we have been meeting and consulting about matters involving advertising, sponsorship and promotion as well as the illicit trade. I am fired up and ready to push forward with these measures,” he said.Dr. Ferguson thanked Dr. Nikogosian for the visible support that he has given to Jamaica and said he was looking forward to continue working with him to address the additional areas under the FCTC.Dr. Nikogosian left the island on Friday after the official visit at the invitation of Dr. Ferguson. His visit was a follow-up to the recently held high level consultations on tobacco and trade and comes as Jamaica prepares to put in place additional tobacco control legislation in furtherance of its commitment under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.Dr. Ferguson invited Dr. Nikogosian to visit Jamaica to assess the position of the country with respect to tobacco control as well as provide some guidance to our future action in this area. Jamaica Has Taken the Lead in Compliance with FCTC ObligationsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Jamaica Has Taken the Lead in Compliance with FCTC Obligations Health & WellnessMay 12, 2014Written by: Stephanie Shaw Smith, Manager, Public Relations & Communication, Ministry of Health
Tags :apassociated pressdaily pressNewspoliticssanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentChildren Sing For the Future event brings childlike joy to Santa MonicaLaughing MattersYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours ago HomeNewsCalifornia governor race heats up in days before primary Jun. 01, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsCalifornia governor race heats up in days before primaryAssociated Press3 years agoapassociated pressdaily pressNewspoliticssanta monica daily pressAssociated Press Its crunch time in the primary for California governor, with candidates exploring creative strategies and benefiting from massive spending as they try to tear down — or lift up — their rivals in the race’s final days.Six major candidates are vying to replace term-limited Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown as leader of the nation’s most populous state, a liberal stronghold that has taken an outsized role in combating President Donald Trump and his policies on immigration, climate change and more.The jockeying is especially intense for Republican John Cox, who’s embraced an endorsement from Trump, and Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa, a former Los Angeles mayor who’s appealing to Latino voters. Polls show they are in a tough fight for the second of two slots on the general election ballot.Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is the undisputed front-runner and is expected to advance Tuesday. In California primaries, voters choose from candidates of all parties and the top two finishers, regardless of party, advance to the general election.“The race for second place is so close that just a marginal uptick in either Latino voter turnout or Republican turnout could sway the election,” said Brad Jones, a University of California, Davis, political science professor who specializes in Latino voting.Republican Travis Allen and Democrats John Chiang and Delaine Eastin have smaller but enthusiastic bases of support they hope will push them into second place.Cox is getting a boost from both sides of the political aisle. Trump endorsed him, potentially generating Republican enthusiasm and helping unify the party’s small slice of voters.Republicans are far outnumbered in California, but Cox hopes that capturing the lion’s share of their votes will lift him past Villaraigosa and the divided Democratic Party in the primary.Newsom is angling to take on a Republican, assuming it will be an easier path to victory.Villaraigosa, meanwhile, is working furiously to keep Cox at bay by promoting lesser-known Republicans. And he’s benefiting from a barrage of spending by charter school advocates.Wealthy donors chipped in an additional $4.5 million to an independent political committee created by charter school supporters to support Villaraigosa, bringing the group’s total contributions to more than $22 million.The group has aired and mailed ads targeted to Republicans that link Cox to Democrats despised on the right — Hillary Clinton and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — while promoting Allen. The mailer drew an ethics complaint from Cox’s campaign.Villaraigosa, who would be the first Hispanic governor since 1875, is relying on strong support from Latino voters. In the past week, he’s campaigned in Boyle Heights, a Latino area of Los Angeles where he grew up, the Central Valley and the border with Mexico.“We are not a nation that divides mother from daughter, father from son, families from their parents. We’re better than that,” Villaraigosa said in San Diego, next to a chain-link and razor-wire border fence.He began airing a television ad last weekend showing cellphone video of a screaming mother being detained by Border Patrol agents.Cox is campaigning in conservative areas of California where he will need strong turnout. The attorney, accountant and investor from San Diego held events this week in Bakersfield, Fresno and Stockton, where he’s touting his endorsement from Trump.“We have a businessman in the White House, we’re now going to get a businessman in the governor’s mansion,” he told reporters and several dozen Republicans at the Sacramento County GOP headquarters last week.Polls show Newsom with a comfortable lead and an unpredictable contest for second place. The Public Policy Institute of California pegged Newsom’s support at 25 percent, followed by Cox at 19 percent, Villaraigosa at 15 percent and Allen at 11 percent. Chiang had 9 percent, and Eastin, 6 percent.The survey of 901 likely voters was conducted May 11-20 and had a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.Newsom, who has been open about his preference to face a Republican in November, is taking heat from Villaraigosa and other Democrats for his strategy of lifting up Cox.Some Democrats believe a lively race between two Democrats would ensure left-leaning voters are engaged in November and will help the party’s candidates in close contests for the U.S. House.Newsom has pushed back, suggesting a Democrat-on-Democrat fight would be a nasty, expensive affair that would depress party supporters.Newsom kicked off a statewide bus tour Tuesday at San Francisco City Hall, where he began his political career as a supervisor and mayor. The tour so far has included stops in San Jose, Santa Barbara and Burbank.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Laurie Rinker won the LPGA T&CP National Championship on Wednesday, closing with a 7-under 65 for a four-stroke victory over three-time defending champion Jean Bartholomew and Karen Paolozzi. The 52-year-old Rinker finished at 9-under 207 at Reunion Resort and earned $10,000. She led the eight qualifiers for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship next year at Sahalee in Washington. ”I feel like I played well every day. I just maybe hit the ball closer today and just made some putts,” said Rinker, a two-time LPGA winner. ”My proximity to the hole was much better today. I probably only missed six greens in three days.” Bartholomew, a four-time winner, and Paolozzi each shot 70. Carolyn Hill successfully defended her title in the Senior Division, shooting a 66 for a one-stroke victory over Jan Kleiman and AnneMarie Palli. The 56-year-old Hill finished at 4-under 212. The one-time LPGA winner also won the 2011 tournament.