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SF homeless count shows adult chronic homelessness on the rise

first_imgA bi-annual count of San Francisco’s homeless population released Friday shows the homeless count in the Mission District rising by 100 residents to 510, the third highest count in the city.South of Market tops the list with 3,655 homeless residents and the Bayview is second with 1,245 homeless residents, according to the tally of a single night in January. Citywide, the the number of homeless residents stands at 7,449 – down roughly one percent from the 7,539 counted in 2015.Behind that one percent figure is a story of successes and failures. The number of homeless youth is down by 28 percent to 1,363, the number of  families is down by 10 percent to 190 and the number of chronically homeless veterans is down from 208 in 2015 to 137 individuals in 2017.   Tags: homeless Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%center_img The cost of that success offers an indication of the challenge. Jeff Kositsky, head of the Department on Homelessness and Supportive Housing, said at Friday’s press conference that the city has invested “smartly and wisely and well and significantly” on homelessness and pointed out that, “during the last four years we have seen a quadrupling in our investments in permanent supportive housing for youth.”The funds and effort, the January count shows, managed over the last two years to reduce the number of homeless people in families to a reported 26 and get 199 youth and unaccompanied children and 59 chronically homeless veterans off the streets.  At the same time, adults on the streets jumped by four percent to 6,986, the chronically homeless, defined as residents homeless for more than a year or who have experienced at least four episodes of homelessness in the last three years to 2,138 and the overall number of homeless veterans increased by 31 percent since 2013.“We are learning that people are staying homeless longer. People who are homeless are getting older. And people who are experiencing homelessness are getting sicker on our streets,” said Kositsky.The chronically homeless living in tent encampments, a population that hovers at around 400, has stayed “relatively flat,” according to Kositsky.  His agency has removed 11 large scale tent encampments from the Mission and surrounding neighborhoods over the past year, but the campers soon pitch new tents, sometimes just around the corner from their old encampment.  While the count is a methodological measure to track the city’s progress on the issue, Kositsky said that the count fails to reflect the people who come to the city seeking services, bringing the number of the city’s homeless closer to 15,000. Homeless advocates have long estimated that the actual number of the city’s homeless hovers around 18,000. “We are making progress in very focused populations, like families, but it’s disturbing that the total number of homeless veterans has gone up given the federal resources,” said Jennifer Friedenbach, director of the Coalition on Homelessness. “We are doing very poorly when it comes to chronic homeless and the encampments, which cross over.”At the Mission Neighborhood Health Center, Deputy Director Fernando Gomez-Benitez said that the number of homeless clients seeking the center’s services has steadily increased in recent years. Though Mayor Ed Lee has set aside new funding for mental health and substance abuse treatment services, Gomez-Benitez said the city needs a more rigorous partnership between city departments and service providers – one that combines outreach, case management and a pathway to housing.Even then, however,  at the end of the pathway, there is simply not enough housing – on the books or in the process of being built. Still Gomez-Benitez said the city could do better. “I think we are not going to be able to decrease the number of homeless in a short period of time if there isn’t’ a reform, redesign of the whole system on behalf of the city and their programs and on behalf of the community programs and a major coordination with both pieces,” he said. For his part, Kositsky appeared optimistic and said his goal remains to reduce chronic homelessness by 50 percent in the next five years, with help from a $100 million donation by the local nonprofit Tipping Point. In addition to the city’s $241 million budget for homelessness, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has pledged another $65 million over the next two years to bolster mental health and substance abuse services. So far, we know that the new money will add 40 new mental health beds at San Francisco General Hospital and create a 24-hour drop in center in the Tenderloin and bolster existing services.A survey of 1,104 homeless individuals showed that 53 percent of respondents had at least one disabling conditions – 41 percent reported substance abuse issues and another 39 percent reported psychiatric or emotional conditions.  Kositsky said that his department will release a strategic plan next month to address the city’s chronically homeless population. The department has also begun to roll out a comprehensive system tracking homeless individuals in the city’s system of care that Kositsky promised will be more accurate that a one 24-hour point in time count. That system, called the online Navigation and entry system, is expected be fully deployed by June of next year. last_img read more

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SAINTS have announced their squad for Sundays Rou

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Sunday’s Round 25 Super League match at Wakefield Wildcats.Gareth O’Brien will sit out this weekend’s game on advice of the club’s medical team but the club has been boosted by the return of Sia Soliola.The second rower replaces Joe Greenwood in the ’19’.On Saturday Greg Richards was withdrawn from the squad with Luke Thompson being added.Nathan Brown will choose from:1. Paul Wellens, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 16. Paul Clough, 19. Josh Jones, 21. Tommy Makinson, 25. Alex Walmsley, 26. Adam Swift, 27. Anthony Walker, 33. Luke Thompson, 36. Stuart Howarth.Richard Agar will select his Wakefield side from:1. Richard Mathers, 2. Peter Fox, 3. Dean Collis, 4. Lee Smith, 5. Ben Cockayne, 7. Tim Smith, 8. Justin Poore, 9. Paul Aiton, 10. Andy Raleigh, 11. Ali Lauitiiti, 12. Danny Kirmond, 13. Danny Washbrook, 15. Kyle Amor, 16. Oliver Wilkes, 20. Reece Lyne, 26. Bobbie Goulding, 27. Chris Annakin, 28. Liam Kay, 32. Taulima Tautai.The game kicks off at 3.30pm and the referee is James Child.Ticket details are here.Stat Pack:2013 Meeting:St Helens 52, Wakefield 18 (SLR7, 15/3/13)Super League Summary:Wakefield won 7St Helens won 25Highs and Lows:Wakefield highest score: 41-22 (H, 2004) (also widest margin)St Helens highest score: 64-16 (H, 2005) (Widest margin: 60-4, H, 2005)Personal Milestones:Paul Wellens remains one point away from 1,000 in his career.last_img read more

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STHELENS RFC is delighted to be fuelled by Eur

first_imgST.HELENS R.F.C. is delighted to be fuelled by Europe’s largest online sports nutrition brand, Myprotein.com.As our Official Sports Nutrition Supplier, Myprotein offer Saints fans an exclusive 10% discount on the very same supplements used and endorsed by the St Helens squad (just enter the code ‘STH10′ at the checkout to redeem your 10% discount).Based on the principles of uncompromising quality, exceptional range and guaranteed value, Myprotein is the ideal destination for all your sports supplement and nutrition needs, regardless of sport, ability and experience. Find out more here.“The quality of Myprotein’s supplements are the primary reason we continue to develop an enduring relationship with the brand.” said Saints’ Head of Strength and Conditioning, Matt Daniels. “Their nutrition and training products play a part in ensuring our players are able to prepare for and recover from one of the toughest sports and competitions in the world. Nutrition is an important part of good health, whether you’re an elite athlete, or a recreational player or just want to keep fit, and the range of quality products which Myprotein offer means they have something which can be of benefit to everybody.”In addition to supplements and nutrition products, Myprotein offer industry-leading advice and content. Myprotein’s expert nutritionists, along with their body of elite performers from a range of sports and disciplines, have pooled their knowledge to form training plans, diet tips, healthy recipes and training motivation. You can find all of this content in The Zone.It’s not only professional and elite clubs like Saints who can benefit with Myprotein. Their ‘Cash For Clubs’ scheme gives amateur clubs from any sport the opportunity to benefit. The scheme offers discounts, cash-back on all purchases, and Myprotein welcome packs, as well as the chance to become a partner of Europe’s leading online sports nutrition brand. To find out more, visit the Myprotein Cash For Clubs page.Saints Favourite Products:Informed-Sport True WheyInformed-Sport Creatine MonohydrateBeta AlanineOmega 3Foam Rollerlast_img read more

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KEIRON Cunningham was pleased with the win and cal

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham was pleased with the win and called James Roby “different gravy” after they beat Hull KR 31-22 on Friday.“It was a good win,” he said. “I was happy with how we built into the game coming off the back of last week. You saw from the Wigan game how tough it is to come off the back of an emotional and physical game the week before.“The boys were slightly jaded at the start but they stayed in there and gave themselves a real good shot up to half time.“We had a conversation at half time, changed things around and all credit they came out firing. They only had one thing in mind what they wanted to do. I’m pleased.“James Roby is different gravy and showed why he is one of the best hookers in the world. Travis Burns has gone a great job in the middle for us as has Morgan Knowles but to have Robes back takes you to a different level.”He continued: “It is good to win here. I think last time we did I was playing. I’m not big on history and things like that. Every year is a fresh slate. You have to go out, prepare the best you can and have a crack.“I suppose the news we didn’t want to hear is that Chris Chester was let go in the build up.“When a new coach comes in you are fighting against players with their backs to the wall. They want to do a good job for their coach and for the future of their contracts.“We knew they would come out fighting and we did a good job to stay with them for that period.“We did the job we should have done in the second half.”  Tickets for the games against Castleford, Wakefield and Wigan (ALL TICKET) are now on sale.You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

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SAINTS TV St Helens Women

first_imgAhead of our season opener with Wigan Warriors on Sunday, each member of our Women’s squad formally received their Heritage numbered Saints shirts in which they presented as a gift to their official sponsor.Saints Women’s Head Coach Derek Hardman kicked things off and looked ahead to the clash with the Warriors on Sunday.Our captain and World Cup Ambassador, Jodie Cunningham, then spoke about the talent in the Saints Women’s first team squad as well as the upcoming talent in the newly formed U19s Women’s squad.Saints Community Development Foundation community coaches Jenny Welsby and Tara Jones were also presented with their shirts and both ladies talked about their work with the club’s charitable arm.New signing Beth Stott talked about her shift back to rugby league having arrived at the Saints from rugby union, whilst men’s first team players James Bentley and Luke Douglas played their part too, presenting shirts to some of our Women’s team.Player SponsorsNaomi WilliamsSpanjer Chemicals LtdPip BirchallGerrard Songsters Saints supporter groupRebecca AvennelThe ExilesLizzie GladmanSponsorship availableJenny WelsbyFamily Business Matters LtdRebecca RotheramOld Kent Road LLCRhianna BurkeYSports YMCAFaye GaskinPatrick Wilson RecruitmentEmily RudgeJungle out thereTara JonesA Star RecruitmentZoe HarrisDarren WoosterChantelle CrowlOrrell MotorsJodie CunninghamCinema BarRandal RainesTile elementsVicky WhitfieldInventya LtdKatie MaySterling PVCDani BushBravo InnsClaire MullaleyDKCC Ltd SpecialistSarah LovejoyACL Electrical Ltd NorthwestLizzie GladmanWomen Went To Mow Garden ServiceLea BurkeCo Op Distribution Lea GreenTeam SponsorVillage Hotels Liverpoollast_img read more

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State agencies ask outline funding request in wake of GenX investigation

first_img “While we have deployed our staff experts to address the immediate challenges, long-term solutions such as rigorous water testing and scrutiny of water discharge permits will take more resources than the State of North Carolina currently maintains in our departments,” the letter reads.The leader goes on to ask lawmakers to work on an emergency appropriation when they convene in September that would include:Water and public health; Department of Health and Human Services, $530,839Related Article: Gov. Cooper tours Bladenboro, pushes for a smart rebuildResources to establish a Water Health and Safety unit in the Division of Public Health that would include additional expertise specifically on water quality.Medical risk assessor, a physician who has experience with poisoning and environmental toxicity;PhD Toxicologist, to research and review available studies and formulate strategies to mitigate harmful health effects;Informatics/ epidemiologist, to organize data and perform high-level analysis to arrive at causation of harm;Health educator, to establish adequate public notifications and provide educational materials and briefings to the public.Water quality monitoring, permitting; Department of Environmental Quality, $2,049,569Funding for long-term water sampling for the presence of GenX by DEQ at a cost of $14,000 per week for a full year (currently the cost is being funded by the corporation and performed by the Environmental Protection Agency and private labs on a time-limited basis).Staff for the Division of Water Resources: Already a backlog of wastewater permits exists, and the review time can take as long as two years. That’s too long for the public and industry. Adding experts would give us more thorough and timely review.Four Engineers, three Environmental Specialists, two Environmental Senior Specialists, two Hydrogeologists, two Program Consultants, a Business Technology Analyst and two Chemist III to strengthen the Division of Water Resources so it can address unregulated compounds in the water discharge permitting program and allow more frequent sampling and faster evaluation.These water quality scientists and experts like hydrogeologists and chemists would work with local governments to identify where contaminants occur and where they come from.Move the permits from paper copies to an electronic database to integrate wastewater, drinking water and groundwater information and allow for easy searches.The legislation would also direct the Environmental Review Commission to study whether there should be an exemption to the so-called “Hardison amendment” that prevents the state from enacting stricter standards than the federal government.According to a news release, since 2013, DEQ has seen approximately 70 positions eliminated that once supported the permitting, compliance and enforcement programs. DEQ is responsible for monitoring 38,000 miles of waterways. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The leaders of a pair of state agencies have sent a letter to legislators outlining their requests for more funding in the wake of the GenX investigation in southeastern North Carolina.During his visit to Wilmington last month to discuss GenX with local leaders, Gov. Roy Cooper called for investing more resources in experts to help protect the state’s water. Today DEQ Secretary Michael Regan and DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen sent a letter to legislators from the counties affected by GenX in the water requesting more funding.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Rural communities receive grants to support jobs infrastructure property upgrades

first_img(Photo: MGN Online) SOUTHEASTERN NC (WWAY) — Rural areas across the state will get a big boost in funding thanks to the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority.The group approved 21 grant requests totaling $7.2 million Friday.- Advertisement – Some of that money will be used to create 342 jobs.In our area,  the town of Elizabethtown will get money for airport improvements. White Lake will be able to expand a healthcare building. Tabor City is getting money to renovate a warehouse and Brunswick County will be renovating a vacant building.The public investment in these projects has already attracted $74.3 million in private investments.last_img

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Dosher Memorial conducting community health survey

first_imgDosher Memorial Hospital in Southport (Photo: WWAY) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — If you live or work in Brunswick County, then Dosher Memorial Hospital would like to hear from you.They are conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment for 2018, which you can find here.- Advertisement – It asks questions such as, ‘In your opinion, what do most people die from in your community and what is the biggest health issue of concern in your community?’“The Board of Trustees, Administration and Medical Staff will use the collective feedback to prioritize health and wellness needs, and implement specific services over the next few years,” Dosher Board Chair Sherri Marshall said. “We look forward to a high participation rate, especially because the survey takes less than five minutes to complete.”619 people completed the last Community Health Needs Assessment survey by Dosher in 2015.Related Article: NC man’s runny nose turns out to be leaking brain fluidThe hospital expects to surpass that amount through this year’s survey.Results will be announced later this year.last_img read more

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Wilmywood is back in action as filming kicks off

first_img The movie, based on a novel written by Julia Walton, is about a teen struggling with schizophrenia.The new production has set up shop at Screen Gems Studios.A few of the roles will be played by Charlie Plummer, Aaron Dominguez, Taylor Russell, and AnnaSophia Robb. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmywood is breathing some new life these days as the feature film “Words on Bathroom Walls” is now filming around town.Filming kicked off Monday morning on Castle Street in the Port City, crews will be at this location until the end of the week.- Advertisement – last_img

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Verizon works to restore service to customers

first_img– Advertisement – Verizon Call Center in Wilmington. (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Verizon Call Center in Wilmington is one of the many agencies working to keep the lines of communication open for folks.They have been bringing in supplies and to join in post-storm efforts. The company has brought in the disaster recovery team to help those recover from Florence. 1 of 3 Verizon deploys ‘Big Red’, other assets for Hurricane Florence recovery on September 20, 2018 (Photo: Verizon) Verizon deploys ‘Big Red’, other assets for Hurricane Florence recovery on September 20, 2018 (Photo: Verizon) Verizon deploys “Big Red” and other assets for Hurricane Florence recovery on September 20, 2018 (Photo: Verizon) Verizon has also been working to refuel cell tower generators and restore service.Representatives say their priority is to make sure people can communicate with each other and stay safe during this time.“We’re reacting, we’re refueling, and we’re rebuilding,” said Chief Network Officer Nicki Palmer said. “On the sales and the consumer side, we offered free call, text and data to our customers to help them not have to worry about their bill.”Related Article: Voter registration extension sought in flooded S. CarolinaPalmer says they are partnered with emergency operations agencies and she says they are extending the period that they will waive extra fees.last_img read more

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Mad Mole in the running to be named countrys fave solar brewery

first_imgMad Mole Brewing in Wilmington (Photo: Cape Fear Solar Systems) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY/StarNews) — Wilmington has only one brewery powered by solar panels — and it could be named the nation’s favorite.Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit dedicated to solar powered energy, opened voting for its second annual “Brews from the Sun” competition. The online voting competition is asking beer lovers to support their favorite breweries and microbreweries.- Advertisement – As of Tuesday, Mad Mole Brewing was in the lead in the microbrewery division of the contest.(Photo: Mad Mole Brewing)Mad Mole, located at 6309 Boathouse Road, was started by two local computer programmers who were hobbyist brewers — Martin de Jongh and Ole Peterson. A seven-barrel system is fueled by solar panels installed by Cape Fear Solar.The website claims there are more than 140 solar-powered breweries across the country, and this competition is one way to highlight their green efforts.Related Article: Need a summer internship? Natural Light is hiringFans can vote here. Voting closes June 15.last_img read more

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Coastal Horizons receives 200k grant to fight opioid epidemic

first_img(Photo: MGN Online) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Federal funding is coming to Wilmington to help fight the opioid epidemic.Coastal Horizons Center was awarded $200,000.- Advertisement – It’s part of $1.2 million in federal grant funds to strengthen and expand their response to opioid use disorder with increased planning; prevention; evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; and recovery service delivery in rural communities.As well as Wilmington, a $200,000 grant also went to Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, North Carolina Quality Healthcare Alliance in Chapel Hill, Robeson Health Care Corporation in Pembroke, United Way of Rutherford County in Forest City, and Wilson Substance Abuse Coalition in Wilson.“Many North Carolinians living in rural communities struggle to access opioid use disorder treatment due to a lack of providers and insurance funding for treatment,” said Kody H. Kinsley, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health & Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. “This award will support our efforts to address these challenges and help individuals obtain treatment and move into recovery.”Related Article: Flu claimed 11 more NC lives last weekThe Rural Communities Opioid Response Program is a multi-year, opioid-focused initiative by the Health Resources and Services Administration aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in high-risk rural communities. These RCORP grants emphasize HRSA’s position that substance use disorder and opioid use disorder are community problems and require community-scale response.NCDHHS says opioid use disorder is a chronic disease and opioid-involved overdose deaths are high throughout the state, with over five North Carolinians reported dying each day from an unintentional opioid overdose. The impact is felt at a higher rate in rural areas — from 2013-2017, there was a 130 percent increase in opioid overdose deaths in rural areas.last_img read more

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Gov Roy Cooper talks budget battle medicaid

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings FAIR BLUFF, NC (WWAY) — The fight continues over the North Carolina state budget. It’s been 15 days since democratic Governor Roy Cooper made a counter-offer to the two-year plan written by republicans, and still no action has been taken.The governor vetoed the republican-written budget back in June. His counter-offer includes Medicaid expansion, higher teacher pay, and money for public school construction. It also blocks a GOP provision to cut corporate franchise taxes.- Advertisement – During a visit to Fair Bluff this afternoon, Gov. Cooper explained why he thinks expanding Medicaid is so important.“We’ve been waiting for over five years for the legislature to expand medicaid, and it hasn’t happened yet,” Cooper said. “And now that we’re talking about a $24 billion budget, now is the time to talk about $4 billion more coming in to help the people of North Carolina. It’ll help a lot of our veterans, it’ll help this opioid crisis.”Gov. Cooper says if his budget plan is approved, Medicaid expansion would create 226 jobs in Columbus County alone. He also says it would provide 2,000 more people in Columbus County with healthcare.Related Article: Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney generalCooper says he’s hopeful republican leaders will be willing to negotiate over the budget.last_img read more

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Watch Minister Scicluna agrees with us on Maltas economic state – Delia

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Opposition Leader Adrian Delia said that Finance Minister Edward Scicluna’s words this morning reflected what the party has been saying all along. Scicluna said that Malta was not prepared for the sudden economic growth over the past few years, and that Malta is beginning to feel the repurcussions.Delia was addressing a political activity at the party club in Ta’ Xbiex.He stressed that the Nationalist Party (PN) has been constantly outlining that the government has no economic plan for Malta’s future, and that Minister Scicluna’s words consolidated his beliefs and serve as proof for these words. Minister Scicluna explained this morning that the sudden growth in economy has placed stress on Malta, and that it has presented the government with new responsibilities.Delia also addressed the Labour Party’s (PL’s) accusations that a lack of PN local council candidates interferes with democracy. The PL stated that had their party not provided a surplus amount of candidates, elections would not have been held in several localities, denying residents the right to vote for their favourite candidates of either party.Delia stated that there are over 100 candidates, and that he thanks them for their services. He also thanked the PL candidates for their wish to contribute.‘Delia addresses political event in a locality which would not have been able to vote’The Labour Party stated that when Delia was addressing Ta’ Xbiex residents, he had ‘forgotten’ that Ta’ Xbiex was one of the localities which would not have been able to vote in the local elections.READ: Watch: ‘You should still vote in local council elections’ – MuscatWhatsApplast_img read more

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Citizens deserve direct democracy – Żminijietna

first_img SharePrint FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium March 19, 2019 REUTERS/Yves HermanFILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium March 19, 2019 REUTERS/Yves Herman The Left think-tank organisation Żminijietna has stated that European citizens should have more rights to directly participate in the EU decision-making process. Żminijietna was addressing the upcoming European Elections.The organisation praised the European Citizens’ Initiatives, stating that they were ‘a good example of direct democracy.’ However, it also mentioned that the, ‘European Commission is not obliged to propose legislation as a result of an initiative.’  Żminijietna proposes that the prospective MEPs must strive for a Europe that protects the interests of all citizens, including minorities such as refugees, children and those living in poverty. It believes that prospective Maltese members for the European Parliament should work for a social, progressive and ecological Europe.‘With regards to climate change, the leftist organisation urges the prospective Maltese MEPs to give importance to climate policies that empower communities, value the right to sustainable living and the right to renewable energy; ensuring that the fight against climate change interlinks with the struggles against poverty, gender inequity and socio-economic inequalities,’ the left wing group states.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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If you truly care about workers wellbeing report immediately – OHSA

first_img Michael Zammit Maempel 1 of 3 Michael Zammit Maempel SharePrint The OHSA maintained that no reports were made on the case, and explained that when this does not happen, the Authority cannot take the necessary measures to stop the illegal activity. This results in work being done in unsafe conditions.In this particular case, the OHSA sent employees to investigate after having received the queries put forward by Newsbook.com.mt. However, the work had been concluded, and no workers were present. For this reason, action could not be taken with regards to negligence. The Authority added that for action to be taken, the person who shot the video and pictures would have to testify in Court.The OHSA stressed the importance of reporting unsafe works either by email to ohsa@gov.mt or by calling 21247677 or 99496786. There is also a mobile app called Bsafe@work, which allows the lodging of a report along with pictures and video.WhatsAppcenter_img Michael Zammit Maempel The Occupational Health & Safety Authority (OHSA) stressed that if one were to be truly looking to safeguard workers’ well-being, one would report any case of unsafe works immediately. This is because since a report is not immediately filed, OHSA employees may find the works already completed by the time they get to know.The Authority was answering Newsbook.com.mt‘s questions about a case in Balzan, where a dark-skinned manual worker was working while on a structure which was elevated to a height of four storeys. In doing so, he was clinging on to a rope with one hand, while using the other hand to paint the side of a building.Filmat: Ħidma fl-għoli f’Ħal Balzan; ħabel f’id waħda bejn ħajja u mewt <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Sara Xuereb places 2nd to win Silver Medal at the European Youth

first_imgSara Xuereb wins the silver medal, improving on her previous bronze, at the EYC currently being held in Vienna. After winning her squad with a brilliant 208 average, she went on to place 3rd overall amongst 65 players.In the semi final she disposed of  German bowler Nele Niehusenand with ease, and went on to face the overall leader, Victoria Kashirskaya from Russia, in a pulsating neck and neck game, which was finally decided in the last frame where Xuereb unfortunately left a split that allowed the Russian bowler to win. Xuereb now goes on to bowl the Masters on Easter Sunday .WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

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Apple Unveils The MacBook Pro With Retina Display

first_imgAdvertisement  The screen itself is 15.4-inches with a 220 ppi at 2880 x 1800. That density allows Apple to proclaim the screen as a retina display — a first for a notebook. There are 5,184,000 total pixels, which is the most in the world on a notebook. Plus, Apple managed to reduce glare and reflection by 75%! – Advertisement – “Everything inside has been reinvented,” Shiller said. It packs an Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 768GB of flash storage and an Nvidia Kepler GPU, the GeForce GT 650m. The new Intel chips allow for USB 3.0 as well joining Thunderbolt and HDMI (also a first) on the side of the new model. Apple claims 7 hours battery life with up to 30 days in standby.With all these new goodies and space a premium, Apple decided to cut the optical drive. This will be the first MacBook Pro without an optical drive.The MacBook Pro with Retina Display starts at $2199 for a 2.3GHz Core i7, 8GB of RAM and GeForce GT 650 but once all the available options are selected, the price skyrockets to $3749. It starts shipping June 11th. “It’s simply the best computer we’ve ever made,” Schiller said in closing.MATT BURNSlast_img read more

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Intel VP urges girls to sturdy science and technology

first_imgAn Irish woman who has risen to the top in a global IT company has spoken about the importance of more women taking up careers in science and technology. Image Credit: Silicon Republic Advertisement An Irish woman who has risen to the top in a global IT company has spoken about the importance of more women taking up careers in science and technology.Dr Ann Kelle her, corporate vice-president of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manger of the Semiconductor Manufacturing organisation at Intel, said more girls should study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).“I am encouraged to see a new focus on more girls studying STEM subjects in Ireland as I firmly believe that diversity in the workplace leads to more creative solutions, as well as providing fulfilling careers for those who choose that path,” she said, on the eve of accepting an award from University College Cork. – Advertisement – A native of Mac room in Co Cork, Dr Kelle her became the first ever female to receive a PhD from the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC), now part of the Tyndall National Institute at UCC.“Having graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987 and a PhD in 1993, little did I think that I would be back here at UCC in the year that celebrates both the bicentenary of George Boole and the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law,” said Dr Kelleher.“Intel can trace the roots of our technology to both of these visionaries and I am proud to carry on the UCC connection in my role as General Manager of Intel’s global semiconductor manufacturing business.[related-posts]“I have very fond memories of my time at UCC and am grateful to the College for providing me with the engineering fundamentals and the semiconductor knowledge which I still draw upon in my work today.”Joining Dr Kelleher in receiving an Alumni Achievements Awards will be Apple’s Vice President of European Operations, Cathy Kearney who graduated from UCC with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.“I enjoyed every minute of my time in UCC. It opened my eyes to a broader perspective. It gave me a strong foundation for my later career in accountancy and operations,” said Ms Kearney who has overseen Apple’s expansion in Cork where it now employs 5,000 people.Both women will be joined in the awards ceremony by broadcaster and journalist, Matt Cooper, who revealed that he has already agreed to present Six Nations Rugby coverage on TV3 from 2018 to 2021, a move he describes as “the longest term planning I’ve ever done.”A graduate of UCC’s Bcomm, Mr Cooper said he was surprised and flattered to be honoured. “UCC played a major role in making me who I am, even if it was for only four years, so I’m thankful that the institution thinks that I did things of merit after I left it.”Also honoured will be Professor Piniti Ratananukul, former Secretary General of the Education Council of Thailand who completed his PhD at UCC in 1983 and consulting engineer John McCarthy who has been President of UCC Soccer Club since 1999.[THE IRISH TIMES]last_img read more

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