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Don’t forget clocks go back this weekend!

first_img Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – October 27, 2017 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ We’re gaining an extra hour in bed this weekend as the clocks go back.Every year there’s discussion around whether the 100 year old practice should stop.Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune believes its time for a change in tradition:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/clune8dgfdgdam.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Don’t forget clocks go back this weekend! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardai investigating fatal collision on N15 Sligo/Donegal RoadNext articleHarps look to end season with victory as Derry chase third News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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Weissman Program interns get set to see the world

first_imgThe Weissman International Internship Program, established by Paul ’52 and Harriet Weissman in 1994, provides sophomores and juniors with the opportunity to intern abroad in a field of work related to their career and academic goals. The Weissman Program enables students to develop a richer understanding of the global community in which they live and work, and provides an opportunity for them to share their experiences with the Harvard community when they return.“We felt that the best way to help students learn about a culture is to work in that culture,” reflected Paul Weissman at a May 2 program luncheon. Twenty-nine students will join the 329 Weissman Program alumni who have interned abroad since the program’s inception.The 2008 Weissman interns will work in a wide range of private and public sector organizations in business, education, the environment, government, health and medicine, law, media, the arts, public policy, science, and human rights. Three of the 16 countries that the interns will visit this year are new destinations for the Weissman Program: Mali, Mozambique, and Sierra Leone.The 2008 Weissman International Internship Program recipients are Lois Beckett ’09, Kaitlyn Coil ’10, Samuel Enumah ’10, Judith Fan ’10, Samantha Fang ’10, Abigail Fradkin ’09, Anika Grubbs ’09, Neagheen Homaifar ’10, Medha Khandelwal ’10, June-Ho Kim ’09, Christopher Lewis ’09, Khang Nguyen ’09, Michael Nguyen ’09, Elizabeth Nowak ’10, Ravi Parikh ’09, Natasha Platt ’10, Benjamin Schwartz ’10, Sarah Sherman ’09, Merav Silverman ’10, Alice Speri ’09, Bishnu Thapa ’10, Brett Thomas ’10, Joseph Thumpasery ’10, Amanda Wallace ’10, Katharine Walter ’10, Charles Wells ’10, Benjamin Wu ’10, Xiang Ling Yap ’10, and Erin Yu ’10.The International Experience Program (IEP) at the Office of Career Services administers the Weissman International Internship Program. Information meetings for interested students are held in the fall, and applications are due in early February. For more information, contact the IEP office at (617) 495-3530 or visit http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/global/weissman/weissman.htm.last_img read more

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Northeast Johnson County conservatives launch new group to get involved in local, state issues

first_imgFormer Dist. 21 candidate Neil Melton spearheaded the effort to form the new NE Johnson County Conservatives group.Citing the presence of similar groups everywhere in Johnson County except this area, a group of northeast Johnson County conservatives have formed a new organization they say will be a place to share ideas and lobby for initiatives at both the local and state level.Neil Melton, the challenger for the Dist. 21 House seat who fell to Rep. Barbara Bollier 41-59 in the 2014 Republican primary, spearheaded the effort and is serving as NE Johnson County Conservative’s first chair. He said that he wanted to create a forum for conservatives to get together and organize without requiring them to drive to south Johnson County or Olathe to be involved in a conservative group.“We know that this is a more moderate area [than much of Johnson County],” he said. “It’s a purple area. And some parts of it are pretty blue. But the idea is that for conservatives who live here, they can get involved here rather than out in Olathe or somewhere else.”The group started with a handful of members a few months ago, but has grown to have 15 to 20 attendees at its monthly meetings, which have been held the first Tuesday of the month at the Cedar Roe Library. Melton helped NE Johnson County Conservatives launch a website and Facebook page this week.John Anderson, a frequent attendee at Prairie Village City Council meetings who is retired after finishing his career working on downtown Kansas City revitalization developments, serves on the new group’s board, and said the group isn’t shy about its conservative ideology.“We’re not trying to hide it,” Anderson said. “We’re a conservative group that wants to work on conservative issues.”Melton said the board is working to bring in prominent Republican officials to speak to the group, including Rep. Kevin Yoder and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. Additionally, they’re forming a Political Action Committee to allow them to raise funds to support candidates in both local and state elections.last_img read more

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Malaria progress stall continues, but more pregnant women and kids protected

first_imgThough progress against malaria continues to stall, mainly due to funding gaps, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its annual report today highlighted a promising development: more pregnant women and children were protected against the disease.In the report, based on 2018 data, the WHO estimates there were 228 million malaria cases, up from 219 million in 2017. Recent trends are concerning, because malaria levels had been dropping steadily from 2010 to 2014.The disease also killed about 405,000 people last year, with sub-Saharan African countries bearing most of the burden.The WHO said inadequate funding is still the main barrier to progress. According to the report, for 2018, total funding for malaria control and elimination was an estimated $2.7 billion, far short of the $5 billion global strategy funding target.WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said in a WHO statement that progress against the disease hinges on pregnant women and children, the two most vulnerable groups. “We’re seeing encouraging signs, but the burden of suffering and death caused by malaria is unacceptable, because it is largely preventable. The lack of improvement in the number of cases and deaths from malaria is deeply troubling.”Bed net use, prevention risingPregnancy reduces a woman’s immunity to malaria and its potentially severe or fatal outcomes, and the disease can slow the growth of the fetus, raising the risk of premature birth and low birth weight, which contribute to child mortality. The WHO said about 11 million pregnant women were infected with malaria in 2018 in moderate- and high-transmission regions of sub-Saharan Africa, a factor that led to an estimated 900,000 children born with a low birthweight.One metric that the WHO uses to gauge protection in pregnant women and children is the number who slept under insecticide-treated bed nets. That level has risen sharply, to 61% in 2018, compared with 26% in 2010.Also, the percentage of pregnant women who received the recommended three or more doses of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) at antenatal care clinics rose from 22% in 2017 to 31% in 2018. However, the WHO said too many women don’t receive the recommended number of IPTp doses or none at all, and some don’t have access to antenatal care.Children younger than 5 living in Africa’s Sahel subregion are recommended by the WHO to receive seasonal malaria chemoprevention during the rainy season. In 2018, 62% of eligible children received it. A preventive treatment regimen for infants, similar to the one for pregnant women, is being pioneered in Sierra Leone, and yesterday Unitaid announced a new drive to adopt and scale up the strategy in other hard-hit African countries.Other promising signsAlong with rising protection in pregnant women and children, the WHO noted other positive trends. For example, last year the WHO and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria launched a new targeted response aimed at the highest burden countries.Of 11 countries that are part of the response, which account for about 70% of the world’s malaria cases, 9 have initiated the new response, with 2 reporting substantial reductions in 2018 compared with the previous year. India reported 2.6 million fewer cases, and Uganda reported 1.5 million fewer.Another bright spot is the growing number of countries with low malaria burdens that are quickly moving toward zero cases, the WHO said. In 2018, 27 countries reported fewer than 100 cases, up from 17 in 2010.Also, the WHO said six countries in the Greater Mekong subregion have made excellent progress, with a 76% reduction in cases and 95% drop in deaths from 2010 to 2018. The agency said the report also reflects a steep decrease in Plasmodium falciparum malaria, a key goal because of the threat of antimalarial drug resistance.See also:Dec 4 WHO press releaseDec 4 WHO world malaria reportlast_img read more

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Malawi police arrest Rwandan genocide suspect

first_imgMalawi Police Service Thursday arrested a Rwandan national, Vincent Murekezi, reportedly wanted by Rwandan government for the 1994 genocide, police have confirmed.According to Malawi Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera, Murekezi was arrested in Malawi capital Lilongwe upon the directive of the country’s highest public prosecution office.“It’s true that we have arrested Murekezi today,” Kadadzera told the state-run Malawi News Agency.“We received communication from the Rwandan government that Murekezi was wanted in connection to the 1994 genocide and we referred the matter the Director of Public Prosecution who ordered his arrest,” Kadadzera said.Murekezi’s cover was blown recently by the Malawi media which questioned the authenticity of his origin after the details of his Malawian passport contradicted that of his Rwandan passport.Since the local media blew Murekezi’s cover, local civil society organizations have been putting Malawi government under pressure to have the suspect arrested and sent back to Rwanda for trial.Malawi hosts close to 30,000 refugees and asylum seekers at Dzaleka Camp in the Central Region district of Dowa.The majority population at the Camp are Rwandese, and Brundi followed by other displaced people from the Great Lakes countries, Xinhua reportslast_img read more

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CariMAN leads march against child abuse

first_img Share Share 13 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews CariMAN leads march against child abuse by: – November 25, 2013center_img Share Sharing is caring! Thomas Holmes (left) leading a Boys Awareness Week march last week with students of the Convent Preparatory SchoolThe Caribbean Male Action Network, Dominica chapter, (CariMAN) on Saturday November 23 led a march through the streets of the Capital City, Roseau to take a stand against all forms of child abuse.The march, which commenced at the Pottersville Savannah, culminated at the Riverside Arch close to the Mahaut/Canefield bus stand.“Child Abuse is destroying our children, destroying our nation and we have to do everything to come together to reject child abuse,” CariMAN’s president Thomas Holmes stated. The Welfare Division’s Child Abuse Protection Unit, the Dominica Planned Parenthood Association, ChildFund and the Bureau of Gender Affairs all partnered with CariMAN to stage this march. The aim of which was to unite, stand firm and say no to child abuse.Two of the slogans used during Saturday’s march were ‘Child abuse is one secret I will not keep’and ‘Real men do not have sex with children’.“We’re asking everybody to report child abuse wherever it is, it is our children, it is our present, and it is our future,” Holmes noted.He explained that his organization is “really strong” on advocating for members of the public to speak out and report any information regarding child abuse. “If you are a real man, if you are a man as you’re saying, then you will leave children alone, you will not physically abuse them, you’ll not sexually abuse them”.Holmes noted that it is essential that everybody joins the fight against child abuse because “we have to protect our children”.Additionally, Holmes called on all fathers to take up their responsibilities, as this could help reducing the instances of child abuse here.“We’re not just asking men to stop abusing our children but asking fathers to take care of the children so that they are not abused, so that they will have good health and they will be safe”.Earlier this week, coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit, Jemma Azille-Lewis revealed that there are several cases of child abuse here, but these are reported mostly by girls and not boys.CariMAN also led a Boys Awareness March last week with students of the Convent Preparatory School.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Expelled Russian diplomats expected to depart Washington on Saturday

first_img Related WJLA-TV(WASHINGTON) — Two Russian state jets are expected to depart Dulles International Airport on Saturday carrying expelled diplomats, according to a senior airport official.On Monday, President Donald Trump ordered 60 Russian intelligence officers to leave the United States within seven days. White House officials said the expulsions were in response to the alleged poisoning attack on a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom earlier this month.The two jets, registered as RA-96023 and RA-96018, arrived at the airport outside Washington, D.C., at 10:29 a.m. and 12:16 p.m., respectively, on Friday afternoon.Several vans, two moving trucks and dozens of boxes were parked next to one of the jets at noontime Friday in an area away from the main terminal.The Russians ordered to leave the United States were given a seven-day grace period to make arrangements with their families, official said.The Russian embassy declined to comment.One of the jets, RA-96023, is commonly-used for transporting high-level Russian officials, including the head of Russia’s intelligence service.It was also reportedly used to pick up the Russian diplomats expelled from the UK, too, over the alleged spy poisoning.The Russians ordered to leave the United States were given a seven-day grace period to leave the country with their families, senior administration officials said Monday.Russia announced Thursday it would expel 60 U.S. diplomats and close the American consulate in St. Petersburg in retaliation against the coordinated wave of expulsions of dozens of Russian diplomats ordered by the United States and other countries.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Gulls out of luck

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT Gippsland League IT WAS a five-goal-to-one final term from Moe that snuffed out Warragul’s chances of securing…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Bloody good deed

first_imgBy GEORGIA WESTGARTH Roll up, roll up, the Pakenham mobile blood donor centre needs to fill 100 appointments by Friday…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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McKay boys, O’Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

first_imgTyler McKay of Rossland fired a 36-hole total of 146 to capture the BC Amateur Qualifer Sunday at Birchbank Golf Course near Trail.McKay edged Karson O’Keefe pf Creston by one stroke, firing rounds of 71 Saturday at Redstone near Rossland and 75 Sunday at Birchbank. Braden McKay pf Birchbank was third at 148 followed by Granite Pointe golfer Hanno Southam at 157.In the BC Junior qualifier, the McKay boys finished one-two with Southam third.Aiden and Trevor Browell, both of Champion Lake near Fruitvale, were fourth and fifth, repectively.The BC Summer Games team consists of Ethan Paton of Salmo, Jeff Ashton of Birchbank, Jordan Field of Christina Lake and Dugan McInnes of Nakusp.The 112th BC Men’s Amateur tournament is scheduled for July 15-18 at Seymour Golf Course in North Vancouver while the BC Junior Men’s event goes July 8-11 at Meadow Gardens in Pitt Meadows.The BC Summer Games tournament is July 17-20 in Nanaimo.last_img read more