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Boozy Britain? London is sobering up – and so is the rest of the country

first_imgLondon is the soberest region in the UK, according to new data, showing drinking habits among adults, released today by the Office for National Statistics. Nearly a third of respondents from the Capital said they did not drink any alcohol – far higher than any other region.   Across the UK, 21 per cent said that they do not drink alcohol at all, an increase on the 19 per cent of non-drinkers in 2005.   In Scotland and the north east over a third of the adults polled, who drank in the week before they were interviewed, admitted to binge drinking. However, London was placed in the middle of the pack with 24 per cent of adults revealing they had indulged in a binge drinking session. Younger drinkers are more likely to binge drink with 19 per cent of 25 to 44-year-olds and 18 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds binge drinking in the week before they were interviewed, while just 4 per cent of 65-year-olds and over hit the bottle.  So, what is causing this drop off in drinking? The ONS said one possible factor could be that underage drinking has been targeted in recent years. The body said: “In 2003 changes were made to the conditions for licensed premises in England and Wales, which made it more difficult for underage drinkers to purchase alcohol themselves. Since then, schemes such as Challenge 21 and Challenge 25 have also been introduced in an effort to reduce the availability of alcohol to underage drinkers. “Although it is not possible to assess the scale to which such factors may have had an impact on the availability of alcohol to underage drinkers, it is likely that whencombined these factors have contributed somewhat to the reduction in drinking among young adults.” The government’s alcohol strategy defines binge drinking for men as drinking more than eight units of alcohol, about three pints of strong beer. For women, it’s drinking more than six units of alcohol, equivalent to two large glasses of wine. Boozy Britain? London is sobering up – and so is the rest of the country Share Show Comments ▼ Catherine Neilan Friday 12 June 2015 7:43 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It Wise whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

News / Ukraine-Russia joint venture airline Ruslan brushes off sanctions fears

first_imgThe company markets a fleet of 17 Antonov AN124-100 freighters, operated by both airlines, which specialise in transporting out-sized, heavy and project cargo. Although conditions remain volatile for the niche market that the AN124-100 continues to serve, Mr Goodisman said that Ruslan was seeing an increase in enquiries.“We still have a gap to fill since military work has dried up, but commercial work is on the rise, probably reflecting the general cargo market,” he said. “It is expensive but that’s not a deciding factor. We operate in a market which is often time-critical, so companies find the expense of chartering an AN124-100 is justified, because ultimately it will carry cargo no other plane can.”Transporting equipment for the aerospace and oil and gas sectors made up 40% of Ruslan’s market last year. The remainder of its trade comprised clients in the maritime, mining, vehicle and defence industries, with some NGO and intermodal work.“The market has been changing recently. There used to be a lot of cargo going into the US but now there is a lot coming back out from the US,” Mr Goodisman said. He added that there was also a good flow of cargo from Europe into Asia.Although chartering AN124-100s is an expensive option – customers are looking at about $260,000 to $270,000 for a short run, with costs rising to over $1 million for a long-distance trip – its ability to shift heavy cargo at short notice has kept Ruslan firmly in the cargo game.“These aircraft are understood to provide a valuable alternative under certain circumstances for project cargo,” Mr Goodisman said. “They provide value, otherwise people wouldn’t charter them.”The AN 124-100 can carry anything weighing up to 120 tonnes – the maximum commercial load – that can be contained in a cargo cabin, including a single shipment of up to 50 tonnes.Earlier this year, Ruslan handled one of its largest and heaviest ever pieces of cargo – a deck loader for the Boeing 747 Dreamlifter. The 109,000kg deck loader, which is used for loading and unloading parts from the 747 Dreamlifter, was transported 3,500 km, between two American Air Force bases.Other operators of the aircraft include Polet, which is currently undergoing a series of court cases following accusations that it is not paying its debts for aircraft, and which have seen it being ordered on occasion to ground its fleet, and UAE-based Maximus, which has one of the type on its books. Russian-Ukraine joint venture Ruslan International has said that the tense political situation between the two countries is not affecting either its services or operations.“The joint venture between Antonov Airlines and Volga-Dnepr carries on. It has been continuing without change since 2006,” Ruslan International’s business development manager Michael Goodisman told The Loadstar. “There are no issues, including for operations in and out of the US.”A few questions had been raised by customers about whether services might be affected by sanctions, he said, but he added that Ruslan International had been able to offer reassurance that both airlines could operate freely.The EU and US have imposed sanctions on a number of Russian individuals and entities for what they describe as roles taken in the Ukraine crisis. Ruslan International, as a UK-registered company, looks likely to remain unaffected by such sanctions. By Tom Westcott 29/07/2014last_img read more

Florida man wins big money twice in lottery scratch off game

first_imgFlorida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Florida man hit the scratch-off jackpot twice winning $6 million in total, with both tickets bought from the same gas station. Munib Garvanovic, 56, of Jacksonville won a $5 million top prize in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game three years after winning $1 million in another lottery game, lottery officials announced this week.The big prize came from the 200X the Cash game. Garvanovic chose to receive a one-time, lump-sum payment of $4,450,000, the Florida Times-Union reported. Earlier, he had claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Doubler game.He bought the $20 ticket at a Gate gas station in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket, lottery officials said. AdvertisementTags: FloridaLottery Florida moves against foreign theft of intellectual property June 8, 2021 Over 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021 Advertisement“Every November I play my favorite scratch-off games because I feel it brings me extra luck,” he said. Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Modest Growth Expected in Coming Months – Dr. Hughes

first_imgRelatedModest Growth Expected in Coming Months – Dr. Hughes Modest Growth Expected in Coming Months – Dr. Hughes UncategorizedAugust 20, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Wesley Hughes, has said that while prospects for the economy remained challenging, “fairly modest growth” was expected in the forthcoming months.“This performance will be supported by growth, which we expect to see (resulting from) a recovery from the devastation of last year, when we had Hurricane Dean. So, assuming that we don’t have a similar occurrence, we will be seeing some recovery relative to the low period of last year,” said the Director General, who was addressing the PIOJ’s quarterly press conference today (Aug.19), at his Oxford Road offices in Kingston.He was also optimistic of a fall in the prices of oils and other commodities globally, which, he said, should have a positive impact on the local economy.Dr. Hughes said that while the international economic environment remained challenging, with the lingering effects of the United States subprime mortgage financial crisis impacting on the stock market, the volatility of various exchange rates and commodity prices, “in recent times, there has been a trend downwards, and we hope that this continues.”He projected that the economy will grow by approximately.09 to one per cent during the July to September quarter.Turning to the performance of the economy for the April to June 2008 quarter, Dr. Hughes said that construction, financial services, tourism, and distributive trade, were the main growth areas, even as the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), for the period fell by approximately 0.2 per cent.He said the construction sector grew by three per cent, due primarily to activities associated with Highway 2000, and Segment III of the North Coast Development Project; capital works at the Norman Manley and Sangster international airports; continued growth in the construction of hotels and general renovations. He pointed out, however, that residential construction activities were either flat, or experienced a slight decline.The PIOJ head said the finance and insurance sector grew by approximately 1.2 per cent. “This was due to an expansion in loan and investment portfolios, as well as an increase in fee and commission income, associated with increased activities in the sector,” Dr. Hughes outlined.In the tourism sector, real GDP in hotels, restaurants, and clubs increased by 1.3 per cent, the Director General informed. In terms of tourist arrivals, he disclosed that stopovers increased by 3.7 per cent, but that cruise ship passenger arrivals declined by approximately 17.8 per cent. “Visitor expenditure amounted to about US$466.4 million, an increase of about 0.2 per cent, relative to the same quarter in 2007,” he stated.With regards to the distributive trade, which Dr. Hughes pointed out, was the largest segment of the economy, he told journalists that this area grew by approximately 0.8 per cent. “There were increased sales of textiles, clothing, shoes, automobiles, commercial and transport equipment, along with food and beverages. Activities in this sector were facilitated by increased loans and advances, and there was a higher level of remittances and higher levels of imports in the previous quarter, which fed into the quarter we are assessing,” the Director General explained.In the meantime, agricultural output fell across the board by 6.8 per cent, due largely to a decline in sugar cane and banana production, as well as limited banana exports during the review quarter.Mining and quarrying also declined by 1.5 percent, Dr. Hughes informed, which he attributed to a fall in alumina production, even as crude bauxite production increased over the period. “The decline in alumina production is still reflecting some residual effects of Hurricane Dean,” he noted.Manufacturing, which fell by 0.8 per cent, saw declines in output for food and beverage, and tobacco, as well as for chemicals and chemical products, and petroleum products.In the services sector, areas recording declines were: electricity and water – 1.9 per cent; and transport, storage, and communications – 2.3 per cent.For the period, January to June 2008, Dr. Hughes said that the estimated growth was flat, with the services sector increasing by .8 per cent, and the goods producing sector declining by approximately 1.5 per cent. He explained that the overall economic outturn took place against the background of nominal depreciation of the exchange rate of some.7 per cent, which, he said, translates into real depreciation of 2.7 per cent.In terms of the fiscal performance for the review quarter, Dr. Hughes told journalists that the fiscal deficit of $8.6 billion was about $4.1 billion less than programmed. During the quarter, revenues were 1.2 per cent higher than programmed, while expenditure was 4.2 per cent lower than programmed.Inflation for the April to June quarter was approximately six per cent, reflecting increases in all major categories of consumption, with the overall inflation rate for January to June, being 11.6 per cent.Regarding Jamaica’s external trade balance, Dr. Hughes said this deteriorated by 39.2 per cent between January and April, recording a deficit US$1.7 billion. Imports, he informed, increased by 28.2 per cent to US$2.5 billion, while exports increased by 10.4 per cent to US$.8 billion. RelatedModest Growth Expected in Coming Months – Dr. Hughescenter_img Advertisements RelatedModest Growth Expected in Coming Months – Dr. Hugheslast_img read more

Review of implementation of SOGIE Guideline

first_imgReview of implementation of SOGIE Guideline From: Immigration and Refugee Board of CanadaThe Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has published a review of the way it is implementing Chairperson’s Guideline 9: Proceedings Before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender identity and Expression (SOGIE).The review began in the spring of 2019 as a best practice for policy instruments, ensuring that they are being applied effectively in a manner that supports high quality decision-making. The review’s objectives were to assess if and how Guideline 9 was being applied and to develop recommendations to further strengthen its implementation.The review includes analysis of a sample of IRB cases and relevant Federal Court cases, a series of consultations with internal and external stakeholders, and a comprehensive scan of policy, media and academic sources.Overall, the review shows widespread approval of the Guideline and a marked improvement of the IRB’s approach to cases involving SOGIE individuals since the Guideline’s introduction. It also identifies some areas of ambiguity within the Guideline and opportunities for improvement in terms of the consistency of its application.As such, the review includes a series of 11 recommendations for the continued optimization of the implementation of the Guideline. These recommendations – centred around credibility assessments, training and accessibility of resources, language and terminology and data capturing – propose a practical way forward to ensure that the Guideline and its implementation continue to reflect the latest practices and approaches.The IRB is committed to take action and follow up on the review’s recommendations. Accompanying the review is our implementation plan, which outlines the important steps we will be taking so that all recommendations are carefully applied and that we continue to improve the Guideline.The IRB is dedicated to ensuring the fair and respectful treatment of all those appearing before the Board and is committed to the correct implementation of its Guidelines. As such, the review’s recommendations will be actioned over the coming months and work has begun on the review of other Guidelines, notably Chairperson’s Guideline 4: Women Refugee Claimants Fearing Gender-Related Persecution.Quotes‘This review demonstrates the IRB’s ongoing commitment to the respectful treatment of individuals appearing before it. It is an acknowledgement that an individual’s particular circumstances, such as those related to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, may impact the presentation of their case. The review’s conclusions are encouraging and speak to the overall professionalism and dedication of IRB staff. I thank all those who participated in the consultative phase of this review: we have heard you and are pursuing those areas that present further opportunities for improvement.’– Richard Wex, Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of CanadaQuick factsChairperson’s Guidelines are non-binding tools that serve as a source of guidance on the adjudication and management of cases. They are used primarily by decision-makers but are also intended for the personnel supporting adjudicative functions.Chairperson’s Guideline 9 was introduced on May 1, 2017, with the purpose of promoting greater understanding of cases involving SOGIE and the harm individuals may face due to their non-conformity with socially accepted SOGIE norms. It addresses the particular challenges these individuals may face in presenting their cases before the IRB and establishes guiding principles for decision-makers in adjudicating SOGIE cases. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Accessibility, Canada, court, court case, Federal, federal court, Government, identity, immigration, Impact, language, Media, quality, refugees, resources, treatment, womenlast_img read more

Building a More Inclusive Canada: Canada Supports Anti-Racism Projects in Yukon

first_imgBuilding a More Inclusive Canada: Canada Supports Anti-Racism Projects in Yukon From: Canadian HeritageMinister Bardish Chagger, along with Minister Daniel Vandal and Parliamentary Secretary Larry Bagnell, announces anti-racism projects in Yukon that address systemic barriers faced by racialized communities and Indigenous PeoplesStrengthening diversity and inclusion is fundamental to encouraging and promoting a consciously more inclusive society, where everyone is able to participate fully. Racism and all forms of discrimination are one the main causes of social, judicial, and economic barriers for many equity-seeking communities, including Indigenous Peoples. While progress has been made, much more remains to be done to address the systemic issues that are instilled in institutions across the country.Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, along with the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Member of Parliament (Yukon), announced the Government of Canada’s support for the following anti-racism projects in Yukon:The Justice through Healing initiative, administered by the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, aims to build awareness of the extensive impact of racialized structures and processes in the justice system, and to create capacity to respond to racism through culturally relevant services for the Kwanlin Dün First Nation. ($165,000)The Reconciliation through Restorative Practices Community Program, run by the Yukon Circle of Social Change Society, will utilize restorative justice practices and the delivery of peace-building workshops to address systemic barriers associated with the justice system and social participation in the community. ($44,000)These projects are among 85 recently announced through the Anti-Racism Action Program. The Government of Canada is providing $15 million to support local, regional, and national initiatives, as well as outcomes-based activities that address racism and discrimination in all forms. This support is an important way that the Government of Canada is implementing its Anti-Racism Strategy to continue the work of combatting systemic racism and building an even stronger and consciously more inclusive society.Quotes“Our commitment to combating all forms of racism and discrimination is unwavering. These projects will help address the systemic barriers preventing Indigenous peoples, racialized communities, and religious minorities from participating fully and equitably in all aspects of Canadian society. We will continue our work as allies and partners with all equity-seeking communities to combat racism as we build an even better and consciously more inclusive society.”-The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth“The Government of Canada is working and engaging with racialized communities and Indigenous Peoples to address systemic racism. The support provided to these two Yukon-based projects through the Anti-Racism Action Program will help Indigenous communities address their unique needs associated with the justice system. We will continue our work as partners with Indigenous and Northern communities as we build a better and more inclusive society.”-The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs“The government is committed to empowering organizations from coast to coast to coast who have the expertise in addressing all forms of racism and discrimination. Funding of these Yukon organizations is crucial in supporting initiatives aimed at addressing barriers to employment, justice, and social participation among Indigenous people, racialized communities, and religious minorities “-The Honourable Larry Bagnell P.C., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Member of Parliament (Yukon)“With support from Canadian Heritage, the Kwanlin Dün self-governing northern First Nation will help our citizens confront discrimination, break down barriers, and access our traditional services to create a culturally relevant pathway through the justice system. This pilot project, Justice Through Healing, is one step on our journey toward reconciliation and equity for our citizens.”-Chief Doris Bill, Kwanlin Dün First Nation“Yukon Circle of Change is grateful for this support for our Restorative Practices Community Project so Yukoners can be proactive in building peace and dismantling racist structures in our community, as well as responding to harm done in a restorative way. We are honoured to be able to carry out this work which promotes reconciliation through education and practice.”-Christine Klaassen-St Pierre, Yukon Circle of Social Change SocietyQuick factsBuilding a Foundation for Change: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy, unveiled on June 25, 2019, after extensive cross-country consultations, is a $45-million investment to build long-term changes in supporting communities and improving policies, initiatives, and practices in our federal institutions.As part of the Anti-Racism Strategy, a $15-million call for proposals for the Anti-Racism Action Program was launched on September 3, 2019.On November 23, 2020, the Government of Canada launched a new call for proposals for the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program. The call for proposals for the Projects and the Community Capacity Building components is open until January 12, 2021. Events component proposals are accepted on a continuous basis.The new Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat website has been launched. It will be a resource for all Canadians to find information on the work of the Secretariat, upcoming events, and funding opportunities across government.On September 23, 2020, the Speech from the Throne outlined the Government of Canada’s priorities, including its ongoing and future efforts to address systemic racism by working with racialized communities and Indigenous Peoples.In the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada is providing $50 million over two years, starting in 2021-22, to expand the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program and the Anti-Racism Action Program to deliver on the government’s anti-racism objectives, including by expanding the Anti-Racism Secretariat. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, Canada, community, diversity, Economic Development, education, employment, Government, Indigenous, Investment, justice, Minister, parliament, project, religious, Secretarylast_img read more

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks at CU Law School

first_img “What we need to do is get over talking about the problem and start designing the solution,” she said. “There are many on both sides of the aisle that care about the environment and our natural resources.” “You’re probably asking why Boulder, why here, why now?” said McCarthy, who started her new post on July 18. “Why not?” The event also featured a panel discussion with former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, Colorado Oil and Gas Association President Tisha Schuller and Brad Udall, director of the law school’s Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment. Published: Aug. 15, 2013 A standing-room-only crowd in the Wolf Law Building’s Wittemyer Courtroom and nearly 100 others in an overflow room gathered yesterday as EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall discussed President Obama’s Climate Action Plan at the CU Law School. The two things Americans must do are to lower the emission of greenhouse gases and to adapt to a changing climate because of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere, McCarthy said.center_img She praised climate change initiatives originating at the city and state levels in places like Boulder and Colorado, as well as work on climate change by academic researchers and organizations like the Getches-Wilkinson Center. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A video of the event will be posted on the Colorado Law website. Go to the law school home page at http://www.colorado.edu/law/ and then click on the video icon at the bottom of the of the page to access the video.Photo: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks before a panel discussion of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan at the University of Colorado Law School on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. The panel included former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Colorado Oil and Gas Association President Tisha Schuller and Brad Udall, director of the law school’s Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment. The standing-room only event was open to the public. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado) Categories:AcademicsLaw & PoliticsCampus CommunityNews Headlineslast_img read more

Stellaresse Collection: Functional, Fashionable Bags for Wine Lovers

first_imgFacebook AdvertisementA chic, new line of locally-made wine carriers lands in Napa ValleyCALISTOGA – FEBRUARY 20, 2018 — A Napa Valley local has solved a common problem for women who love wine: when bringing a couple of bottles to girl’s night, dinner or events, what does one transport them in? After failing to find a solution that was both fashionable and functional, Napa Valley vintner Rachel Stellareese Davies went about designing her own line of stylish wine carriers, named the Stellareese Collection.“After a decade in the wine business I still didn’t have the right vessel to transport a bottle or two of wine to dinner or events that didn’t smash the contents of my purse, or look like an industrial wine sales bag,” said Stellareese Davies, a Calistoga native who owns Stellareese Wines with her husband Geoffrey Davies.What started as a simple hand drawn design of a purse with bottle-sized pockets became a reality after a chance meeting with a relative in Thailand. An uncle of Davies’ husband owns a boutique handbag shop, and when she showed him her design, he had a sample made within the day. She posted a photo of the purse on Instagram and immediately received 20 requests for orders.Realizing then that there was in fact a serious demand for chic wine carriers, Stellareese started designing her line, which currently includes wine country inspired wine totes, handbags and travel gear, like backpacks and messenger bags, that meet a woman’s needs for both fashion and function. Crafted with high-quality, heavy-duty materials like canvas and cowhide leather, Stellareese bags feature multiple large pockets that can securely hold wine bottles (or water bottles), along with life’s everyday essentials, kept both separate and safe.Bags from the Stellareese Collection have quickly become a popular staple in Napa Valley boutiques and wine tasting rooms, which often add their own branding to the totes. Come spring, they’ll be spotted at local wine country events and festivals, and they are also available for purchase online at www.stellareesecollection.com.Advertisement Twitter Share Email Previous articleCreating an Employee HandbookNext articleThe 2017 Sonoma Vintage Report to Be Held on March 7 Press Release ReddIt Linkedin Pinterest TAGSConsumerStellareese Collection Home Industry News Releases Stellaresse Collection: Functional, Fashionable Bags for Wine LoversIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessStellaresse Collection: Functional, Fashionable Bags for Wine LoversBy Press Release – February 21, 2018 51 0 last_img read more

Medical Abortion Pills vanishing from markets, threatening safe abortion care: Pratigya Campaign Study

first_img Read Article Medical Abortion Pills vanishing from markets, threatening safe abortion care: Pratigya Campaign Study A study on the availability of Medical Abortion (MA) drugs in the markets of four Indian states, commissioned by Pratigya campaign for Gender Equality and Safe Abortion Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Add Comment Comments (0)center_img News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” A study conducted by Pratigya Campaign for Gender Equality and Safe Abortion has found thatMedical Abortion (MA) drugs are rapidly vanishing from the shelves. The study ‘Availability of MA drugs across four Indian states’ found that chemists in Rajasthan and Maharashtra are not stocking MA drugs anymore and only 37.8 per cent are stocking in Bihar and 66 per cent in Uttar Pradesh.Those who are not stocking identified legal/regulatory barriers as the main reason for non- stocking. Non-availability of MA drugs is threatening women’s access to safe abortion, especially in a scenario where even today an estimated 10 women die in India due to unsafe abortions, the thirdleading cause of maternal mortality in India. The study was conducted among 1,008 chemists across Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.Provision of safe, effective and accessible abortion services including Medical Abortion (MA) drugs is a priority for promoting women’s health and reproductive rights. Medical Abortion (MA) has emerged as the preferred method of abortion care in India with an estimated 81 per cent of the 15.6 million annual abortions being performed using MA drugs. Yet, abortion drugs seem to have started vanishing from chemists shelves.The study found that of the chemists who are not stocking MA drugs in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, regulatory/legal barriers was the primary reason for not stocking the drugs. Bihar was the only exception, where low demand was cited as a reason for not stocking. Chemists have been informally asked not to sell MA drugs and there have been MA specific visits by regulatory authorities. Specific visits related to MA drugs were high in Rajasthan at 14.3 per cent and Maharashtra at 17.4 per cent. As high as 56 per cent chemists reported that MA drugs are overregulated as compared to other schedule H drugs.Speaking at the launch of the report, VS Chandrashekar, member — Advisory Group, Pratigya Campaign and Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India, said, “India has achieved great success in improving access to safe abortions, thanks to the proactive steps taken by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare over the past decade and a half.Availability of MA drugs, particularly combi packs has been instrumental in the decline of unsafe abortions. The non-availability of MA drugs can potentially reverse the gains made over the past few years.”The study attempted to capture chemists’ awareness, knowledge and attitudes about abortions and MA drugs. Forty three per cent of chemists thought abortions were illegal, and only 26 per cent were aware that it is legal up to 20 weeks gestation. In Rajasthan, a whopping 60.7 per cent chemist said abortions are illegal followed by 51.8 per cent in Bihar, while 15 per cent felt that availability of combi pack MA drugs contributes to gender-biased sex selection with Maharashtra topping with 42.5 per cent .“This is a wrong perception since combipacks are indicated only for use up to nine weeks gestation and the commonly-used and affordable technology to identify the sex of the fetus, ultra sonography can detect the sex only around 13-14 weeks gestation,” says Dr Kalpana Apte, member — Advisory Group, Pratigya Campaign and Secretary General, Family Planning Association of India. “This misconception seems to be resulting in overregulation of MA drugs, significantly affecting availability of a safe, simple and affordable method of safely terminating a pregnancy,compromising the health, wellbeing and reproductive rights of women in India,” she added.The study estimates that very few, 9.6 per cent of women who purchase MA drugs actually return to the chemists for advice to manage complications or contraception. This indicates that for a large majority of women who purchase MA drugs from chemists, the drugs seem to be effective and those who do face complications seem to be seeking care from health facilities. Almost all chemists who have clients coming back with perceived complications refer women to a doctor, which is heartening. The study findings show that 50 per cent of buyers came with prescriptions as against acommon perception that a majority of MA drugs are purchased without prescriptions. “Allowing all allopathic doctors to prescribe MA drugs will definitely increase prescription and medical support for women seeking MA. As law and rules stand now, only obstetrician and gynaecologists and allopathic doctors who are approved abortion providers under the MTP Act can prescribe MA drugs.It is estimated that only 60-70,000 doctors, largely in urban areas, can prescribe MA drugs in India which is woefully inadequate for a country of our size” says VS Chandrashekar.Given the number of abortions estimated annually in the country, if chemists stop stocking MA drugs, a black market for MA drugs could emerge, pushing up prices and creating economic barriers for women to access their preferred method of abortion.MA drugs are safe and even if it is incorrectly used, it is unlikely to create an emergency situation or seriously impact the health of a woman. The World Health Organisation in its recently published list of essential medicines has moved MA combipack to core list, it was part of the complimentary list previously. More importantly, the previous list had an asterix (*) against MA drugs which indicated that MA drugs require close medical supervision.“The removal of this asterix implies that MA combipacks can be used even without close medical supervision and the risks it poses are minimal.” Dr Apte added.The study clearly indicates that MA drugs are under greater scrutiny by drug control authorities and their non- availability in retail chemist shops is a major cause of concern in Maharashtra and Rajasthan. To ensure that MA drugs are easily accessible, Pratigya Campaign recommends that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Drug Controller General of India should send an advisory/guidance to all State Drug Controllers clarifying that cracking down on combipack does not help in curbing sex selection and that MA drugs should be subjected to the same standards/scrutiny as other schedule H drugs. Secondly, there is inconsistency with the MTP rules and the DCGI approval regarding the gestation up to which MA can be used (rules say seven weeks and DGCI approval is for nine). This needs to be harmonised. MoHFW/DGCI should consider increasing the gestational limit for MA drugs up to 12 weeks, in line with WHO guidelines. The MTP rules should be amended to allow all allopathic doctors to prescribe MA drugs (after undergoing a short online/face to face course) increasing the number of doctors who can prescribeMA drugs and enabling women to seek medical support while using MA. Further, Government, in partnership with MA drug marketing companies and Chemists and Druggists association, should focus on improving the knowledge of retail chemists on abortion and MA, so that they provide correct information.Women in large numbers find MA drugs effective, affordable and convenient in terminating unwanted pregnancies and are using it for indications permitted by the MTP Act. Greater scrutiny resulting in MA drugs vanishing from shelves of chemists would result in millions of women being denied access to life-saving drugs and compromise their ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. Providing access to safe abortion services will enable women to take control over their own bodies and life, critical to promoting reproductive health rights and genderquality. Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on September 5, 2019 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

Aster Hospitals Bengaluru launches 24/7 COVID-19 Support Centre

first_imgAster Hospitals Bengaluru launches 24/7 COVID-19 Support Centre By EH News Bureau on March 20, 2020 The service will be free for everyone seeking medical help if they suspect they have symptoms related to novel coronavirus diseaseIn the wake of the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Aster CMI Hospital and Aster RV Hospital as a part of Aster Volunteers initiative have launched a 24/7 COVID-19 Support Centre for people. The tele-triage (assessment of the condition and appropriate guidance for treatment) service will be free for everyone who are seeking medical help if they suspect they have symptoms related to the novel coronavirus disease. India has reported many cases and appropriate precautionary measures need to be adopted to curb its spread by identifying and reporting the symptoms early on.People can register on the website or Facebook page of the hospital and book an appointment with healthcare experts. The appointment would be conducted by internal medicine and emergency experts through a video call following medical protocols approved by local authorities and WHO for triaging COVID-19 patients. This facility is available at all Aster’s 13 hospitals in India.Speaking about the initiative, Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare said, “In these trying times, we would like to put every possible measure in place to help people identify symptoms related to coronavirus and get appropriate help on time. The online service promotes social distancing while it also gives patients easy access to expert advice when they need it the most. A tele-consulting tool like Aster COVID Support Centre has the potential to enable earlier detection of cases and channelise patients to seek appropriate treatment on time.”Dr Harish Pillai, Chief Executive Officer, Aster DM Healthcare India said, “Through this online support centre, we aim to reach out to patients who might be experiencing symptoms related to the coronavirus infection and are seeking professional help. Our experienced doctors will be available to answer all questions to the best of their knowledge under the guidelines defined by the government and the World Health Organisation.”‘Aster COVID-19 Support Centre’ has been operational from March 18, 2020. People can log into the below websites to seek appointments:Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru: https://www.asterbangalore.com/aster-cmi-hebbalAster RV Hospital, Bengaluru:https://www.asterbangalore.com/aster-rv-jp-nagar/ Related Posts Comments (1) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Add Comment News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Ramesh 8 months The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Aster Hospitals BengaluruAster Volunteers initiativeCOVID-19COVID-19 Support CentreWHO Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Share Mr Hemant Kumar security supervisor was very supportive and helpful in handing over the belongings of my father whne he returned from icu to general ward.last_img read more

Greencastle – Magilligan ferry service to resume tomorrow

first_img WhatsApp Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project WhatsApp Google+ LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Pinterest It’s been confirmed that the Lough Foyle service linking Greencastle and Magilligan will resume this weekend.A weekend service will operate during March, and then from April to the end of September, a daily service will run.The resumption of the service was confirmed in a  joint statement issued this afternoon by the Lough Foyle Ferry Company, Donegal County Council and Limavady Borough Council.The weekend service will start tomorrow, Friday March 16th.Subject to weather conditions, an hourly service will operate in both directions from April to the end of September, leaving Greencastle on the top of the hour, and leaving Magilligan at quarter past the hour.The first ferry leaves Greencastle at 9am, and the last ferry leaves Magilligan at 7.15pm. In July and August, an extra daily sailing will be added, with the last ferry at 8.15pm.The ferry service was suspended at the beginning of last October, when the councils in Donegal and Limavady said they could no longer subsidise it. Agreement has now been secured for this summer, efforts to identify more long term funding sources are continuing. Facebook Twitter Previous articleMayor refutes Fianna Fail claims and defends his recordNext articleMan appears in court charged with punishment style attack in Strabane News Highland By News Highland – March 15, 2012 Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre center_img Newsx Adverts Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Greencastle – Magilligan ferry service to resume tomorrow 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitterlast_img read more

16 Polling Stations in Donegal are inaccessible to wheelchair users

first_img WhatsApp 16 Polling Stations in Donegal are inaccessible to wheelchair users Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApp A Disability Campaigner in Donegal says a national assessment of Polling Stations has shown 16 stations in Donegal deemed to be inaccessible to wheelchair users.Frank Larkin says the affected stations are in all areas of the county, and in those areas, people are effectively being denied their democratic right to cast their vote on polling day.Mr Larkin says people are being told they have the right to apply for a postal vote, but that in itself can be exclusionary, and is not an acceptable long term solution…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/frankl.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Elections 2020Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img By News Highland – January 21, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleEyebrows raised as “Vote Pringle” posters appear in StrabaneNext article17 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+last_img read more

North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting discuss Brexit & Covid-19 challenges

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting discuss Brexit & Covid-19 challenges Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Previous articleConvoy man wins house in Dublin worth €400,000 in Donegal GAA drawNext article46 disability services users in Inishowen in need of respite services News Highland The importance of cross border collaboration to deal with the challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit was highlighted at the recent meeting of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership.The meeting was attended by senior officials from both Governments and officials from Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council.The meeting heard about the ongoing collaborative work by the two Councils to drive ambitious growth plans for the North West in terms of economic growth, investment, physical and environmental development, social and community cohesion and well-being.The Partnership also discussed deepening collaborative working with Central Government in both jurisdictions, across a range of key themes.Updates were provided on the level of investment and support being provided by NI Government while senior civil servants from An Taoiseach’s Office gave an overview of activities and priorities agreed by Government for the region.Central to discussions was Covid-19 and the how the region is working collaboratively in dealing with the pandemic. Department of Health officials from both jurisdictions spoke of the high level of work being done on a North South co-operation level to manage the pandemic and plan for recovery.A plenary session looking at investment in the region’s third level education offering was presented by representatives from LYIT, Donegal ETB, Ulster University and the North West Regional College, while a discussion was also had around a Green Transformation Framework and a North West Planners Forum.center_img Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 5, 2020 Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Fully Funded Peace and Tolerance Scholarship Award

first_img LinkedIn 0 Share 0 Fully Funded Peace and Tolerance Scholarship Award Deadline: 31 December 2017Open to: international applicants aged 18-35Benefits: scholarship award of USD 10,000DescriptionThe Peace & Tolerance Scholarship Award of USD 10,000, is going to be given to the holder of an innovative project on “How to promote Peace and Tolerance“.The donor is Mohamed Dekkak a Moroccan businessman, investor, art collector, cultural, peace promoter, and philanthropist. A Moroccan expat, he is best known as the Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group of Companies.Mohamed Dekkak has been overseas for an extended period. He is a business professional and a successful Moroccon entrepreneur with high academic & business qualifications; Mohamed Dekkak holds his passion for building inventive start-up companies. He is a man with the excellent background in crafting collaboration with multi-national companies in an extensive range of industries from oil and gas, through power and energy and energy via construction and engineering. Multilingual and excellent networker. He is also heading and member of many non profit foundations, association for business philanthropy, para diplomacy, peace and tolerance promotion.Mohamed Dekkak’s social programs extend to all people how to share his vision. His vision to help uplift the lives of the people, promoting peace and tolerance, universal values, open mindedness and harmony between communities.EligibilityThe research paper must be plagiarism free and no grammatical mistakes;Applicant must be 18 to 35 years old;Winner must show their original documents before receiving the scholarship.BenefitsA USD 10,000 Scholarship Award;An academic coaching by international experts in the field.How to apply?Write a research paper about an innovative project on “How to promote Peace and Tolerance“. The research paper must be minimum 5000 words long:Explaining why and how the project is innovative?;Demonstrating how you can implement the project on the ground;The project impact.Fill all these information in the application submission:Your Complete Name;Your phone number (we will call you once you are shortlisted or the winner);Your Email address;School/College/University name.The committee will review your application and contact you. The result will announce the winner on 30 January 2018.For more information please visit the official website. Pocket Similar Stories September 15, 2017 Published by Verce Arsovska Tweet Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 ← Google Grants – AdWords for Nonprofits The African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program 2018 in Canada →last_img read more

Asia-Pacific PV market to reach record level in fourth quarter

first_imgAsia-Pacific PV market to reach record level in fourth quarterA year-end rush in China is driving the Asia-Pacific solar PV market to record levels in the final quarter of 2014, according to Solarbuzz, which predicts that PV demand in the region will continue strong growth in coming years despite challenges in some countries. December 15, 2014 Edgar Meza Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Market research group Solarbuzz predicts quarterly solar PV demand in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will reach the 10 GW level for the first time in the fourth quarter.According to Solarbuzz’s latest Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly report, annual APAC PV demand in 2014 will grow 19% over the previous year, driven mainly by a year-end installation rush in China as well as strong growth in Japan.Solarbuzz adds that APAC PV demand will continue to grow and maintain shares in global PV market at more than the 50% level in 2015.China has contributed the most demand in the APAC PV market in the fourth quarter, although the country’s PV demand was weaker than expected in the first three quarters. Solarbuzz points out that ground-mounted projects still dominate the Chinese market as the building-mounted segment supported by distributed PV subsidies slowly builds up.”Although the National Energy Administration recently announced that only 3.8 GW PV systems were connected to the grid during the first three quarters of 2014, many projects have already begun construction,” said Isabella Ni, China analyst for Solarbuzz. “With a year-end surge of installations in the fourth quarter, even after three weak quarters, full-year PV demand in China will exceed its 2013 level.”PV demand in Japan during 2014 is forecast to grow 46% year-over-year in 2014 due to favorable government incentives, according to the Solarbuzz report. Project pipelines also provided strong support to the Japanese PV market, reaching more than 56 GW through the end of the third quarter.”Since the end of the third quarter, five regional utilities in Japan announced suspension of replies for non-residential projects; however, these issues will not significantly impact PV demand in Japan through 2015,” said Holly Hu, China analyst at Solarbuzz.Total demand within the five utility regions accounts for about 35% of Japan’s demand in 2014. 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ULEZ brought forward: Only have 17 months to update to Euro 6

first_imgLondon Mayor Sadiq Khan has decided that the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) – requiring all coaches and buses to be Euro 6 – will start on 8 April 2019. This is 17 months earlier than first planned.He also plans to upgrade the rest of the London-wide LEZ to Euro 6 in 2020, and expand the ULEZ in 2021.Industry worriesThe Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) is meeting Deputy Mayor Val Shawcross this month and will express its concerns.Says CPT Coaching Manager, Andy Warrender: “CPT is concerned that the ULEZ will not only have a detrimental effect on day-to-day coach operations, but potentially serious repercussions for London’s tourism economy.“The original planned ULEZ start date of September 2020 was already going to be a tough ask, and the early introduction will leave very little time for the production of new vehicles or approved retro-fit systems. “We support the push for cleaner air in the capital but are concerned that if these proposals are not introduced carefully, then they will have the opposite effect.”World’s toughestThe ULEZ means that London will have the world’s toughest emissions standards. The existing LEZ, which covers all London, roughly inside the M25 stays in place. Non-compliant coaches and buses attract a £200 daily charge.The ULEZ operates in central London, in the same area as the Congestion Charging Zone, and non-compliance will be an extra £100 per day.In a U-turn, the mayor says that Transport for London buses “especially the New Routemaster” should meet “the same Euro 6 requirement” as from April 2019. Previously, there was going to be an exemption.Find out more: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zonelast_img read more