You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Seventh annual toy collection drop-off locations throughout Orange CountyFrom the Orange County Public Information OfficeOrange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has launched her 2017 Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. This is the seventh year Mayor Jacobs and her team have organized the toy drive, which serves local children in need (from infants to 18-years-old). Residents are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to participating drop-off centers – no cash or gift cards accepted.Last year, Orange County collected more than 7,000 toys for area children. Since the Toy Drive’s inception in 2011, more than 24,000 toys have been donated to children and families in need.Donations will be delivered to children in need through the Orange County Neighborhood Centers for Families, Wraparound Orange, Orange County Public Schools’ Homeless Program, United Against Poverty and U.S Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. Mayor Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive lasts until Dec. 14.Special thanks to WOFL FOX 35 for its sponsorship and media partnership again this year.Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:Orange County Parks & Recreation FacilitiesOrange County Administration Office – 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, 32801West Orange Recreation Center 309 S. West Crown Point Rd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 is the nearest location for Apopka residents.For a list of additional drop-off locations and more information, visit www.ocfl.net/holidayheroes.In addition, Orange County Animal Services has created a promotional campaign – Give Love, Get Love. By simply bringing in an unwrapped toy to donate to Holiday Heroes, adoption fees will be reduced to just $10 during the month of November.About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSHoliday Heroes Toy DriveMayor Teresa Jacobs Previous articleUpdate: Pumping continues to lower water levels on parts of Lake Apopka North ShoreNext articleMustangs advance, Blue Darters fall Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
to go further Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 29, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Sasi Mathan, who was in charge of distribution of the Tamil nationalist daily Eezhanaatham, was killed in March in the Aananthapuram area. At least two journalists have been killed in the area. Punniyamurthy Sathyamurthy, the correspondent of several Tamil media based in Canada, was killed in a shelling on 12 February. A reporter for Tamilnet, a news website that supports the LTTE, was killed in a bombardment by government forces in early March. January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists April 10, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for journalists to be let into area where “a major humanitarian crisis” is unfolding with no media presence Organisation Reporters Without Borders reminds the Sri Lankan government of its international undertakings as the media continue to be prevented from moving about freely in the north of the country, especially in the area where tens of thousands of Tamils are surrounded by the army. RSF_en Sri LankaAsia – Pacific The press freedom organisation added: “By limiting media coverage to guided tours with the purpose of confirming military victories, the armed forces are preventing the press from doing its job and are disregarding the public’s right to be informed in an independent manner.” The army claims to have launched “the world’s biggest humanitarian operation” to free the tens of thousands of civilians in the “protected area,” but reports emerging from the last Tamil Tigers redoubt suggest that the situation is catastrophic. The Tamil armed separatists are trying to prevent the civilians from leaving by force, while the government forces continue to bombard the area. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders also condemns the propaganda being orchestrated by both the government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam (LTTE) about the fate of the civilians who have been trapped by the military offensive against the rebels. July 15, 2020 Find out more “With a major humanitarian crisis and war crimes clearly taking place, the government must heed the international community’s calls for a ceasefire and for better access for humanitarian workers and journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is a disgrace that this war is being waged without independent journalists present. And by preventing thousands of innocent civilians from moving freely, the Tamil Tiger rebels bear a large share of the responsibility for these crimes.” Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News The organisation calls on the Sri Lankan and international media to join in its condemnation of the obstacles put in the way of the news media in war zones by using its campaign ad: “Whenever blood flows, reporters’ ink should flow too”:http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=111&id_mot=888 News News News Reporters are unable to travel freely in the northern Vanni district, especially the coastal area where nearly 100,000 civilians and rebel combatants have been surrounded by the army. More than 2,000 are already believed to have died in air strikes or as result of appalling sanitary conditions. Follow the news on Sri Lanka Meanwhile, the military have not organised any press visits to the Vanni district for several weeks. The death of at least two journalists in the so-called “no-fire” area tends to support allegations that the Sri Lankan security forces are responsible for war crimes against civilians. It also shows the government is violating UN Security Council resolution 1738 (adopted in December 2006) about protecting journalists in war zones.
Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous articleAdare Manor restaurant awarded Michelin StarNext articlePlanning permission granted for new Primary Care Centre in Newcastle West Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewsTraveller Members of the Traveller community and Ballyhoura Development at the launch of the East Limerick Traveller Health Assessment report.OF the Traveller community in East Limerick, there are only three Travellers over the age of 65 — less than one per cent of the Traveller population in the area.This was one of the stark findings of the East Limerick Traveller Health Baseline Needs Assessment. The study also shows that only 29 of the Traveller population in East County Limerick is over the age of 50, which is only six per cent of the Traveller community in the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The assessment was undertaken as a collaborative study between the HSE and Ballyhoura Development, supported by Sheila Cahill Consulting, between March and June of this year.The purpose of the assessment was to identify the health and wellbeing needs of Travellers living in East County Limerick. Although national figures and statistics are available, until now there has been no definitive research undertaken into the health needs of Travellers in the region.The study sought to establish a clear demographic profile of the Traveller community in East Limerick, and to examine a baseline of the health status of Travellers, particularly areas in need of attention, as well as identifying the key factors, which influence and affect the physical and mental health of Travellers.Ballyhoura Development manager Eileen O’Keeffe said that the link between health and the inequalities that exist in housing and education available to members of the Travelling Community cannot be ignored.“With over 90 per cent of Travellers living in East Limerick participating in the assessment, this report can be regarded as a definitive study which will help to inform the development and implementation of appropriate responses and solutions to the diverse range of health needs amongst the Traveller Community, as outlined in the report,” she explained.One of the key findings of the assessment is that less than 50 per cent of Travellers living in East Limerick were identified in the 2016 census, meaning that the Traveller community in the area is twice as large as was previously recorded.The HSE Traveller Health Unit will now consider the findings of the assessment. NewsCommunityOnly three Travellers over the age of 65 in East LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 9, 2019 1436 Print TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Email Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Twitter Facebook
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Facebook WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Letterkenny General Hospitals €3.5 million deficit to be wiped – Deputy Blaney WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest Twitter Letterkenny General Hospitals €3.5 million deficit will be wiped out and they will be able to start from a clean slate in 2011, according to Donegal North-East Deputy, Niall Blaney.A meeting was held on Wednesday night between Health Minister Mary Harney, Deputy Blaney and Letterkenny General manager Sean Murphy to discuss the hospitals future.The hospital has already cuts its deficit from €9 million to €3.5 million this year.And Deputy Niall Blaney says cuts in other areas in the HSE will enable the government to wipe Letterkenny Hospitals debt:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/nb530.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest News By News Highland – December 9, 2010 Google+ Previous articlePringle meets fisheries commissoner in BrusselsNext articleFrank Galligan Carndonagh Christmas Show 05/12/2010 News Highland 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers
News UpdatesCOVID19 : Gujarat High Court Directs State To Submit District Wise Split Up Of Testing Facilities, Respond To Concerns That Patients In Private Vehicles Are Denied Admission In Hospitals Lydia Suzanne Thomas20 April 2021 9:12 AMShare This – xA Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Bhargav D Karia of the Gujarat High Court today resumed hearing of the suo motu proceedings initiated by the Gujarat High Court to take stock of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state of Gujarat. During the hearing, the Court called for additional information on two aspects, -A district-wise split-up of testing facilities, capacity, how…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Bhargav D Karia of the Gujarat High Court today resumed hearing of the suo motu proceedings initiated by the Gujarat High Court to take stock of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state of Gujarat. During the hearing, the Court called for additional information on two aspects, -A district-wise split-up of testing facilities, capacity, how many patients are turning up, requests, the kinds of testing being done-Whether ambulances were being deployed on first-come-first-serve basis or after assessing the situation of the patient, and whether patients were not being admitted to designated hospitals without being transported on a 108 ambulance. Additionally, the Court clarified its suggestion from last week wherein it had stated that the Court’s halls and academy could be used for quarantine. The Court made clear that the buildings could be used only for non-covid infected persons whose family members/others were infected with covid, as a result of which they could not stay at their homes. In the course of the hearing, the Government Pleader orally opined that when people sought hospitals for the treatment of COVID-19, they were insisting on treatment in certain hospitals. “Preference for certain kinds of hospitals, they are not ready to go wherever it is available (availability when I say cooperation) it may be a distance from your residence, it may not be in your vicinity, you may have to travel for a hour and a half wherever available. We are noticing that there is a lot of reluctance in going into every available (hospital). I am getting requests for particular hospitals..,” the Government Pleader said. Government Pleader Manisha Lavkumar was responding to a query from Chief Justice Vikram Nath on the availability of hospital beds for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Government Pleader had submitted that there were certain districts that still had beds unoccupied, despite the surge in cases. The Court then asked the Government Pleader why there were people running around finding sources and resources and recommendations for getting hospitals and treatment in that case? The Government Pleader observed that the occupancy rates could be high among private hospitals where the government had no control over the availability of beds. She then made the observation that people were insisting on treatment in certain hospitals. The Court said, “That cannot be … If you insist for a particular hospital, you can find it yourself… The govt are providing beds, choice cannot be ..” After the Gujarat Government tabled a detailed affidavit in Court, Government Pleader Lavkumar took the Court through measures described in the affidavit. On Testing The State in Court submitted that RT-PCR testing was there in every district, and that the RTPCR test was taking place either through the PCR machine or the TruNat or CB-Nat machines. “RTPCR testing is being carried out in all districts, I make a categoric statement”, the Government Pleader told the Court. Additionally, the State was in talks with Universities that possessed PCR Machines to carry out tests. The Government Pleader averred that an upper limit of 1,73,000, with 1,65,000 on average tests were conducted as of the date of the affidavit, against the 1,45,000 number presented at the last hearing. Upon a query from the Court, she clarified that 70,000 of the tests were RTPCR. The Government’s employees themselves were going to help private labs with their testing if they so requested it, she submitted in Court. The Government Pleader additionally asserted that testing facilities were present in the Tribal Belt as well, and in many places there were TruNat and CBNat machines presently. She additionally submitted that the state was committed to bringing in RTPCR machines. She informed the Court additionally that it was not feasible for the government to set up RTPCR machines in every taluka or nagarpalika because the machines were highly sensitive and could be set in place only in place that had the facilities required for its maintenance and upkeep. Testing was taking place at 2518 per million against the national testing rate of 982.5 per million, the Government Pleader informed the Court. “At all stages transparency is there, at no stage are we trying to show that more is being done than is actually being done…,” she said. On Remdesivir and Oxygen Stating that the supply of Remdesivir was bound to be short since only a lakh of vials was being manufactured initially, the Pleader stated, “When supply is short, usage needs to be very careful, very circumspect in the manner in which we use it”. She informed the Court that more than 2 lakh vials were being manufactured, with another 55,000 vials being received after the Central Government decided to stop exports of Remdesivir. The Government Pleader additionally told the Court that Remdesivir injections were being distributed in order of priority, first to government centres, government-affiliated centres, nursing homes etc. On an average 20,000 were being distributed in order of priority, she said. A decimal small number was retained for emergency, she additionally stated. “we do not retain any number, we give away”, the Government Pleader said. All collectors are directed to come up with helpline numbers and control rooms for facilitating better procurement and easier procurement, the Government Pleader submitted. On Oxygen supplies, she submitted that Collectors and Commissioners were directed to take over hospitals with Oxygen supplies to ensure there was maximum infrastructure. An additional notification directing that 70% of Oxygen manufactured in the state be transferred to healthcare. Industries that used Oxygen have been directed to halt operation, she said. In his response, Senior Advocate Percy Kavina raised a query on how the state government had to asked industries to halt production of oxygen, except for making a request to the effect. No point relying on kindness of heart, he said. On the question of the demand for oxygen, the Government Pleader stated that there was a demand of 1050 metric tonnes as against capacity of 1100 metric tonnes, she said. “We have sufficient”, she submitted. Additionally, cylinders in hospitals were taken up and oxygen extracted for use in five major hospitals, so as to make it self-sufficient, she additionally stated. Senior Advocate Percy Kavina, appearing for the Gujarat High Court Bar Association, responded with a question on how supplies of oxygen were to be made available for homecare. “What modalities are there for state government to administer Oxygen supply to homes for homecare..Homecare is an important part..”, he contended On Ambulances The Court pointed out that prior to the COVID-19 surge, the Ambulance Helpline 108 was a zonal helpline that provided ambulances to hospitals based on symptoms of the patient. Where the condition was critical, it was provided immediately, where the condition was slightly more stable, the ambulance was provided after a while. The Court said, “Central (108 helpline) goes by first come first serve it does not take care of the condition of the patient, so even if patient is critical as per queue it may come in the morning, night, after 8 hours, 12 hrs, or 6 hours..So that is one thing that you need to verify. If that is correct that is not serving the purpose.” The Government Pleader submitted that a team assessed every 108 call and followed-up, with patients accommodated as and when there was availability in hospitals. The Court also expressed concern at reports that designated patients were not being admitted to designated hospitals without being transported on a 108 ambulance. The Government Pleader admitted that there could be a time lag as the helpline was getting hundreds and thousands of calls. On Infrastructure and occupancy of beds The Government Pleader submitted, “While we consider for hospitalisation, we are going symptomatically, we are not even demanding an antigen test or HRCT scan, they are admitted in (COVID) suspected category, thereafter in civil hospitals”. She again said, “No patient is turned away on ground of no test”. She explained that there were three kinds of facilities Dedicated covid hospital for critical patients, Covid healthcare centre for patients with minimal symptoms/asymptomatic patients, and Covid care centres. While many districts’ hospitals were fully occupied, percentages of other hospitals were unoccupied. When the Court asked the Government Pleader why this was so, she responded opining that many preferred specific hospitals. Later in the hearing, she the beds are of different categories, Oxygen beds, ventilator beds, bipac, normal beds. She submitted that there were different categories of beds oxygen beds, ventilator beds, bipap beds, normal beds and perhaps at a particular juncture, there was a shortage of a certain type of bed for the patient. She additionally informed the Court that they were assuring oxygen facilities for all beds to the extent possible. On Communications The Government was emphatic in her stance that all measures were being taken to communicate all information regarding Remdesivir and other information from the highest levels and that information was being collected from the ground. Admitting difficulty in updating a real-time picture of the situation in the state on the Gujarat COVID-19 dashboard, she stated that the same would be updated thrice a day, with the aim being to update it real-time. “Let me assure the Court that all efforts are being put in by the entire machinery … we are leaving no stone unturned,” the Government Pleader stated.Next Story
Twitter Huge rise in Covid rate across Donegal Facebook WhatsApp There’s been a huge rise in the 14 day incidence rate of Covid-19 across all Local Electoral areas in Donegal.Cases are up across the county resulting in the rate of infection in the Milford and Letterkenny areas being almost double the national average per 100,000 people.The Glenties area has seen a 128% increase in the 14 day incidence rate from 426.4 to 974.1 cases per 100,000 people with confirmed cases more than doubling to 233.Figures to January 11th show 184 cases confirmed in North Inishowen, with the area’s rate of infection 1084.6, up 119%.The South of the peninsula has seen a 44% increase in the incidence rate to 1023.9 per 100,000 people and 229 reported cases.In Milford, the infection rate is almost double the national average of 1497 at 2439.9. Figures up to Monday, show 336 confirmed cases there.Similary, in Letterkenny, the rate of infection is 2326.2 with 693 cases.There’s been an increase in the number of cases in Lifford/ Stranorlar to 372 with an incidence rate of 1436.9, up 65%.Donegal has followed the county trend, the incidence rate there is up 108% to 1410.3 with 310 reported cases. Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – January 15, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Previous articleThousands on PUP & Wage Subsidy Scheme face tax bills todayNext articleThree Donegal All Star Nominee’s News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
Kaitlin Feriante(CHICAGO) — A former teacher with Chicago Public Schools has turned her passion for helping children with learning disabilities into an affordable program that aims to help children all across the city.Kaitlin Feriante and her husband, Andre Feriante, opened the Redwood Literacy program in June 2018 as a summer course with approximately 40 children.More than a year later, Redwood has not only grown into Redwood Day, a school co-founded by Becky Sinclair and located in Rodgers Park, Illinois, north of Chicago, but also into a partnership and teachers training program called Redwood Grow.“Things are moving so fast, but like it feels like this was all supposed to happen,” Kaitlin Feriante told ABC News.The school teaches students from first grade to eighth grade and currently has 20 children.“Redwood Day is considered a transitional school, meaning that they help kids then they transfer back to their mainstream curriculum after a year or two,” Feriante said.Redwood Literacy now functions as an after-school program, where students receive literacy lessons, and Redwood Grow partners with charter schools in the Chicago area, providing funding and one year of curriculum as well as training instructors.“Our mission is threefold: one, to offer affordable after-school and summer-camp, small-group sessions at around $33 an hour; two, to offer a full-day school program for 20 kids who need it most offering as many scholarships as possible; (and), three to train Chicago Public School teachers as dyslexia practitioners in order to get this intervention to students around the city for free,” she told ABC News.Feriante said she and her husband started Redwood Literacy because they found that courses helping children who suffer from learning disabilities are “marketed at such a high price” and only certain people have them as a resource, leaving others at a disadvantage.Each program helps individuals with dyslexia, dysgraphia or other literacy-based learning struggles.Feriante grew up in Albania and said she saw a lot of poverty and struggle. Those experiences influenced her desire to provide affordable education and classroom lessons to children.She went to school to become a behavioral learning specialist but stopped working in the public school system because she found it hard to teach full time and have a family. Feriante told ABC News that she is focusing on Redwood Grow and more partnerships within schools around Chicago. Feriante, now a mother of three, told ABC News that “it feels hopeful and encouraging” when seeing the results and growth of the children who are at Redwood.Sophie Galeener, 8, a third-grader at Grace Lutheran Church and School in River Forest, Illinois, has dyslexia. She attended Redwood’s summer program and then attended Redwood Day for a school year.Megan Galeener, Sophie’s mother, said that school year and program improved her daughter’s reading skills and that they changed their lives.“For the first time, someone understood what we were going through and what our daughter needed,” Galeener told ABC News. “They taught her how to read.”Beginning its second year of services, the future seems bright for Redwood Literacy, Feriante said.“We hope to have multiple affordable after-school centers around the city, especially in or near neighborhoods that are under-resourced. We are planning on opening a second Redwood Literacy location in summer 2020,” she said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.