HSE Staff Choirs Sing for Wellbeing Concert

first_imgHSE staff from around the country held a concert in University Concert Hall in Limerick called Sing for Wellbeing Concert in aid of the UL Children’s Ark Unit. Attending the event were Maaz Mirza, medical student, ULHG, Fergal Fox, HSE Health Promotion, Brian McKeon, ULHG, Cate Hartigan, HSE, Health and Wellbeing, Laura Tobin, ULHG, Kerrie Hennigan, SHO, UHL Maternity and Prof Roy Philip, Pediatrician & Neonatologist, ULHG.Photograph Liam Burke Press 22Speaking about the event, Dr Cate Hartigan, Assistant National Director Health and Wellbeing, Strategic Planning, said, “It was very positive to see staff participating in their local workplace choirs, which can offer a great outlet to support staff health and wellbeing and improve staff engagement.” NewsCommunityHealthVideoHSE Staff Choirs Sing for Wellbeing ConcertBy Cian Reinhardt – October 23, 2018 2793 Print Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This initiative was part of the implementation of Healthy Ireland within our health service, and specifically aims to support staff health and wellbeing.The voluntary donations raised on the day will go to the Children’s Ark in University Hospital Limerick, which is the only inpatient facility for sick children in the Midwest.The Children’s Ark is a purpose-built paediatric unit for children with 49 beds in the Sunshine and Rainbow wards, a high-dependency unit, a cystic fibrosis unit and our Caterpillar day ward.  There is also a school for children staying in hospital so that those that are well enough can keep up with their school work. Email Facebook Attendees were treated to an afternoon of engaging songs and a mass participation grand finale where all choirs and the audience will sing together the legendary, unifying John Farnham song “You’re the voice”.The choirs and audience sang to the accompaniment of the Dr. Diarmuid O Herlihy Pipe Band from Cashel.  It was a unique opportunity to see and hear frontline HSE staff in a different context.Other choirs performing on the day included Galway University Hospital Choral Society, Scrubs (Cork University Hospital), Merlin Miscellany (Merlin Park Galway), HSE Tullamore Staff Choir, Heart and Soul (Mullingar) and Naas Workplace Choir.The development of workplace choirs within the health sector is a relatively new development which is proving very popular among HSE staff. Twitter Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleLISTEN: The Breakdown EP65 with Sporting Limerick and Three Red KingsNext articleWATCH: Intermediate football final preview Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! The HSE Staff Sing for Wellbeing Concert took place on Sunday 21st October in the University of Limerick concert Hall 2.00pm – 5.00 pm in aid of University Hospital Limerick Children’s Ark Unit.Over 600 people attended the performance, to see and hear HSE Workplace Choirs from around the country perform at this exciting event. Ennis Hospital Singers, from Ennis Hospital and  Chimers (Limerick Mental Health Services), took part from the Midwest.As part of the HSE’s work to promote Healthy Ireland, the Government’s strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of the Irish population, this free concert celebrated the health and wellbeing benefits that staff get from singing in workplace choirs and showcased the talent that exists among HSE staff.This event was free to attend and a voluntary bucket collection took place on the day with all proceeds going to University Hospital Limerick Children’s Ark Unit. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Advertisement HSE staff from around the country held a concert in University Concert Hall in Limerick called Sing for Wellbeing Concert in aid of the UL Children’s Ark Unit. Attending the event were Chimers, Limerick Mental Health Services.Photograph Liam Burke Press 22Singing in a choir can help alleviate stress in what can be a challenging work environment, create social connection among work colleagues, improve mental wellbeing and offer retired colleagues the chance to stay connected.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGScharityCommunityFundraiserhealthLimerick City and CountyNews Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

Bharti Airtel Moves Supreme Court Seeking Modification Of AGR Dues

first_imgTop StoriesBharti Airtel Moves Supreme Court Seeking Modification Of AGR Dues Radhika Roy7 Jan 2021 10:09 PMShare This – xBharti Airtel has moved an Application before the Supreme Court seeking for a limited clarification/modification of the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues owed to the Department of Telecommunications as well as a recall of previous orders which allowed the Respondent to appeal against judgement of TDSAT. The Application raises “correction of the basic and arithmetic errors in the…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?LoginBharti Airtel has moved an Application before the Supreme Court seeking for a limited clarification/modification of the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues owed to the Department of Telecommunications as well as a recall of previous orders which allowed the Respondent to appeal against judgement of TDSAT. The Application raises “correction of the basic and arithmetic errors in the amounts directed to be paid”, for instance, duplication in revenue addition. Errors of omission have been highlighted such as Deduction Verification Report (DVR) received from Circle CCAs was missed by the Respondent while raising a demand. Additionally, payments that have already been made by the Applications in respect of certain demands have not been considered by the Respondent at all. Errors of commission have also been made with payments made incorrectly being factored in by the Respondent. Further, incorrect interest rate has been applied while calculating payment towards Spectrum Usage Charge (SUC) demand. “It is submitted that the impact of such errors results in significant increase in the amounts being claimed by the Respondent, as for every Re. 1 increase in the principal amount, the levy of interest, penalty and interest on penalty results in the amount being claimed by the Respondent increasing by up to Rs. 8/-, depending on the year to which it pertains”. In light of the above, the Application prays for orders dated March 18, 2020 and September 1, 2020, to modified/clarified/recalled to the extent that they hold that the amount of Rs. 43,890 crores is the final amount due and payable by the Applicants. Further, it seeks for the Respondent to proceed with finalizing the assessments after taking into account the representations made by the Applicant. It was reported in the Economic Times that Vodafone Idea has also moved the Supreme Court to seek a modification on the orders of the Apex Court which held that Rs. 58, 400 crore would be the final AGR which must be deposited to the DoT. Other telecom companies are yet to file similar Applications. In October 2019, the Supreme Court had allowed the Centre’s plea to recover AGR to tune of Rs. 92,000 crore from telecom service providers and had upheld the definition of AGR as formulated by the DoT. Review petitions filed by the telecom companies such as Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices were subsequently rejected. On 1st September, 2020, a Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra held that the telecom companies who were liable to pay AGR dues shall make a payment of 10% of the dues by March 31, 2021. The DoT’s prayer, seeking for a staggered payment over 20 years for telecom firms to discharge their dues, was rejected. Further, the NCLT was directed to decide on the aspect of sale of spectrum under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Gang Operating with Mexican Sinaloa Cartel Is Dismantled

first_imgBy Dialogo November 03, 2011 U.S. authorities announced on November 1 that they have dismantled a gang that was operating with the Mexican Sinaloa cartel and bringing drugs worth around $33 million dollars a month into the United States. The gang, which is estimated to have been trafficking more than 330 tons of drugs a year by way of the state of Arizona, was dismantled following an investigation that lasted 17 months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) indicated in a statement. As part of the operation, 76 people were detained, from leaders of the gang — which operated for five years — to drivers of the vehicles in which they transported the illegal merchandise from the border to the city of Phoenix. From there, the drugs were distributed to other areas in the United States. Over the last week, the authorities seized two tons of marijuana, 19 weapons, and almost $200,000 dollars in cash. “We’ve sent a resounding message to the Mexican cartels that Arizona is off limits to their operatives,” said Matthew Allen, a Homeland Security Investigations agent.last_img read more

Obama names FDA chief, creates food safety panel

first_img Obama also announced the creation of a new Food Safety Working Group to advise him on ways to improve food safety laws and to promote cooperation among the multiple government agencies that oversee food safety. The group will be led by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the secretary of the Department of Agriculture (USDA). In his weekly radio address Mar 14, the president said the nation is battling nearly 350 foodborne disease outbreaks a year, compared with 100 a year in the early 1990s. He blamed outdated laws, the diffusion of regulatory responsibilities across many government agencies, and underfunding that leaves the FDA unable to inspect more than 5% of food processing plants and warehouses each year. Weicker said Obama’s choice sends “a strong signal that the public’s health and safety will be the top priorities of the nation’s largest regulatory agency.” He called Hamburg “a proven manager, having turned around an ailing and under-resourced health department in New York City, where she restored both morale among workers and the agency’s credibility among its citizens.” “Her appointment signals a commitment to protecting consumer health, and we are confident that under her leadership there will be a concerted effort to support scientific independence and ensure that politics will not influence agency decisions,” he added. “That is a hazard to public health,” Obama said. “It is unacceptable. And it will change under the leadership of Margaret Hamburg, whom I am appointing today as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.” The president also noted the USDA’s implementation on Mar 14 of a complete ban on the use of disabled cattle for food. The new rule, which closes a loophole that allowed some downer cattle to be slaughtered for food, was proposed last August. In announcing the Food Safety Working Group, Obama gave few details. He said it would “bring together cabinet secretaries and senior officials to advise me on how we can upgrade our food safety laws for the 21st century; foster coordination throughout government; and ensure that we are not just designing laws that will keep the American people safe, but enforcing them. And I expect this group to report back to me as soon as possible.” Confirming reports that leaked out several days ago, Obama on Mar 14 announced the appointment of Hamburg, a biodefense expert and former New York City health commissioner, as FDA commissioner. The announcement has drawn praise from an array of consumer and public health advocacy groups. Mar 14 White House press release and transcript Hamburg’s appointment was also praised by Lowell Weicker Jr., former Connecticut senator and a board member at the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a nonprofit, nonpartisan public health advocacy group. Hamburg also has served on the group’s board for the past 5-1/2 years. Mar 14 statement by Weicker of TFAHhttp://healthyamericans.org/newsroom/releases/?releaseid=162 The nutrition watchdog group Center for Science in the Public (CSPI) Interest praised both Hamburg and Sharfstein. “While most past commissioners have focused primarily on the drug side of FDA, Drs. Hamburg and Sharfstein are both well aware the FDA also regulates foods. They will have additional resources and, I hope, new statutory authorities to improve on,” CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson said in a statement. Mar 14 APHA statement “Dr. Hamburg is well-respected, smart, tough and effective and knows the full spectrum of issues related to public health,” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, in a statement.center_img Obama also announced the appointment of Dr. Joshua Sharfstein as principal deputy commissioner at the FDA. “As Baltimore’s health commissioner, Dr. Sharfstein has been recognized as a national leader for his efforts to protect children from unsafe over-the-counter cough and cold medications,” Obama said. “And he’s designed an award-winning program to ensure that Americans with disabilities had access to prescription drugs.” During her service in New York, Hamburg sent health workers to tuberculosis patients’ homes to help manage their drug regimens, which reduced TB rates there by 45% from 1992 to 1997, according to a biography on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Web site. The approach became a model for health departments around the world. “We are also strengthening our food safety system and modernizing our labs with a billion dollar investment, a portion of which will go toward significantly increasing the number of food inspectors, helping ensure that the FDA has the staff and support they need to protect the food we eat,” Obama said. Mar 16, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – President Barack Obama has promised that his new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Margaret Hamburg, and a new cabinet-level panel will revitalize the federal government’s food safety efforts in the wake of a troubling string of foodborne disease outbreaks. See also: Several public health and consumer groups welcomed the choice of Hamburg to lead the FDA, whose reputation has been tarnished by the nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut products, among other recent problems. Hamburg and Sharfstein also were hailed by Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, and the Consumer Federation of America, an association of 300 consumer groups. “Their resumes are extremely impressive and both are familiar with the FDA’s failure to protect the public from foodborne illness,” the federation said. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat who chairs the FDA Appropriations Subcommittee in the House, called Hamburg “the right choice at this critical time in food safety.” Hamburg also instituted needle-exchange programs to combat HIV infection and set up the nation’s first public-health bioterrorism defense program during her work in New York, according to the NIH. Hamburg comes to the FDA from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, an institute focusing on defenses against nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, where she has been vice president of biological programs since 2001. She previously served as assistant secretary for policy and evaluation in President Bill Clinton’s HHS, which followed her stint as New York City health commissioner from 1991 to 1997. Mar 14 CSPI statementhttp://www.cspinet.org/new/200903141.html Mar 11 Consumer Union statementhttp://www.consumersunion.org/news/obama-picks-hamburg-sharfstein-for-fda/last_img read more

Italy may relax some coronavirus measures by end of April: Conte

first_imgThere were 542 deaths from COVID-19 in Italy on Wednesday, lower than the 604 the day before, taking the total death toll to 17,669. There were 3,693 people in intensive care, down from 3,792 on Tuesday – the fifth daily decline in a row.The decline has raised hopes the virus is on the retreat thanks to a nationwide lockdown, though the number of new cases rose 3,836, compared with 3,039 on Tuesday, to reach 139,422, the third highest globally behind the United States and Spain.Italy imposed the nationwide lockdown on March 9. Two weeks later, Conte announced that non-essential businesses, including car, clothing and furniture manufacturing, would have to close.Businesses in the country’s northern industrial heartland have been urging the government to let them reopen factories to prevent an economic catastrophe, even though the north is the area worst hit by the coronavirus.Branches of employers lobby group Confindustria representing the northern regions of Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna, which account for 45% of Italy’s economic output, called on the government on Wednesday to set out a “roadmap” for a return to work.  Italy may start gradually lifting some restrictions in place to contain the new coronavirus by the end of April, provided the spread of the disease continues to slow, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the BBC on Thursday.”We need to pick sectors that can restart their activity. If scientists confirm it, we might begin to relax some measures already by the end of this month,” Conte told the British broadcaster.Conte warned, however, that Italy could not lower its guard and restrictions would only be eased gradually. Topics :last_img read more

USC students question effects of new smoke-free policy

first_imgOn Jan. 10, USC joined 1,827 higher education institutions across the country in prohibiting smoking on campus. The University banned cigarettes, e-cigarettes, hookahs and other products on all University-owned property, including fraternity and sorority houses on the Row. However, enforcing this policy has been difficult — and with the rise in popularity of new forms of smoking, students are continuing to engage in an activity that USC is trying to eradicate.USC’s Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution supporting a campus-wide ban on smoking in March 2016, and the Academic Senate — a consultative body of professors representing the interests of the faculty — followed up with a resolution of its own in September before the change was formally adopted by the University in January.But enforcement of the policy rests on the administration and the Department of Public Safety. DPS Assistant Chief David Carlisle said that when DPS officers see someone smoking on campus, the standard procedure is to inform them of the policy and hand them a small card containing information about smoking cessation programs offered on campus.“We rarely get a complaint about people violating the no-smoking policy,” Carlisle said.Some students said they have continued to smoke on campus because they disagree with the idea of an absolute ban and believe that people who want to smoke should have an opportunity to do so.“Some people smoke for fun, and some people smoke because they’re addicted, but it’s their right to smoke,” said Jad Saleh, an e-cigarette user, who is also a freshman majoring in business administration. “I think there should at least be designated spots for people who smoke so they don’t have to go off campus.”Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, and nearly one in 10 college students in America die prematurely because of tobacco use, according to the Academic Senate’s proposal to ban smoking on campus. Paula Cannon, president of the Academic Senate, said that the Senate developed its proposal to mitigate the potential for harm that cigarettes pose to the University community.“We had quite thoughtful discussions [at] the Academic Senate on this topic,” Cannon said. “What swayed us this year was the quantity and quality of evidence against smoking — not just how it impacts all of us whenever we encounter it, but also the impact of secondhand smoke.”But some students — such as Olivia Marshall, a freshman majoring in real estate development — think that the ban should not apply to all forms of smoking. Marshall said e-cigarettes and vape pens should be permitted on campus, since they can cause less harm to the environment.“When it comes to e-cigarette usage, there’s no worry about secondhand smoke,” Marshall said. “[And] no one is leaving their cigarette butts anywhere.”She also added that JUULs, electronic cigarettes with a high concentration of nicotine, have become increasingly popular with USC students, especially because of their size and convenience. E-cigarettes are known to be as addictive as other tobacco products, according to a study from the American Chemical Society. Nine out of 17 common, commercially available e-cigarettes contain the most addictive kind of nicotine, according to TIME magazine.JUULs fall under the no-smoking policy due to their status as an e-cigarette. But despite their popularity with students, Cannon said the benefits of a smoke-free campus outweigh the rights of individual students to use any form of tobacco products.“While we all grow up with different habits and expectations as to what’s normal, when we join a pluralistic society like USC, I think we also take on the fact that there are just certain things we do because we want to be good neighbors and we want to do the things that are the most socially acceptable to the most people,” Cannon said. “It’s imperfect, but I think on so many levels smoking is really not acceptable.”last_img read more

Railroad crossing repair work on K-44, northeast of Caldwell, is expected through March 23

first_imgSumner Newscow report— Those travelers between Wellington and Caldwell, need to take the U.S. 81 route through South Haven for much of the month.This week, the BNSF Railway Co. permitted railroad crossing repair between the K-44/K-49 route intersection and U.S. 160/K-49 intersection in Sumner County on south Chicaskia Road, northeast of Caldwell.The purpose of the railroad crossing repair project is to conduct routine maintenance and necessary upgrades. It is scheduled to be completed around March 23, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.Local traffic will need to use alternate routes. With both lanes being affected and closed by the project, through traffic will be detoured on state routes U.S. 160 and U.S. 81 highways. Potential time delays over an hour can be expected.For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website, www.ksdot.org/tworks.  Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.KDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. Persons with questions about this road work or other KDOT projects can call South Central Kansas Public Affairs Manager, Zach Oswald, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368 (Toll free).Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down notlla · 230 weeks ago Why Don`t we have a crossing repair in wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img

Cruise Industry “No Sail Order” from US ports extended through October

first_imgThe cancellations go beyond the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s No Sail Order, which bans cruising in U.S. waters until at least Oct. 1.The No Sail Order was put in place because the CDC director believed that cruise ship travel would continue to introduce, transmit and spread COVID-19.Carnival Corp. lost $4.4 billion in the quarter ended May 31, including a $2 billion loss from selling off some of its cruise ships, the Panama-based company said Thursday. With almost all of its operations on hold since March, the company eked out $700 million in revenue—an 85% plummet from $4.8 billion a year earlier. PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Future cruises have been put on hold as the Cruise Lines International Association announced they are extending the suspension of cruise operations until at least November.“Committed to the health and safety of passengers and crew, CLIA oceangoing cruise line members are announcing a third voluntary suspension of U.S. cruise operations until 31 October 2020,” a statement from the organization said.last_img read more