Investment managers urged to join government’s Kickstart scheme

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ The government then pays 100 per cent of the national minimum wage, national insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week.  At the time Sunak said the scheme is “an opportunity to kickstart the careers of thousands of young people who could otherwise be left behind as a result of the pandemic”. Investment managers are being urged to support young people with work placements amid the pandemic.  whatsapp Investment managers urged to join government’s Kickstart scheme (Getty Images) (Getty Images) Also Read: Investment managers urged to join government’s Kickstart scheme Investment 20/20, part of the Investment Association, is calling on the industry to provide placements for 16-24 year olds on university credit, as it announces a new initiative in support of the government’s Kickstart scheme.  As part of the new initiative , Investment 20/20 will act as a conduit for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and be an industry representative group as a Kickstart provider.  Last month the government urged companies to offer six-month work placements to young people aged 16-24 who are claiming universal credit benefits. Share (Getty Images) Also Read: Investment managers urged to join government’s Kickstart scheme “That is why today we’re calling on every investment management firm to join Investment20/20’s industry solution to the COVID-19 youth employment crisis, as we draw from our award-winning Think Investments programme, and provide a work experience life-line for young people who need it most.” Karis Stander, managing director of Investment 20/20 said: “COVID-19 is threatening to leave the career chances of a generation of young people in tatters. As an industry whose customers are in almost every UK household, it is our responsibility to support the Government’s call and step forward to support young people into work.” It removes the requirement for each investment management firm to offer 30 places, and Investment 20/20 can then support the participants through an online platform.  Thursday 15 October 2020 1:20 pm Angharad Carrick More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comlast_img read more

Publisher Quarto well placed to continue reducing debt in 2015

first_img Express KCS whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 2 February 2015 8:14 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Publisher Quarto well placed to continue reducing debt in 2015 Share Independent illustrated book publisher Quarto received a 2.3 per cent bump to its shares yesterday after it reported “steady progress in 2014 despite a tough first half to the year”.Following its last market update in November the group said it started the new calendar year with less debt and organic growth.“The determination of our people to produce the highest quality publishing has helped ensure that Quarto has built upon its strong position as the leading global illustrated publisher,” said chief executive Marcus Leaver in the group’s trading update yesterday. “I look forward to the business developing further in 2015, capitalising on our strengths, expanding our reach, and taking advantage of opportunities while continuing to bring down debt.”Quarto’s debt has now fallen from $71m (£47.25m) at the end of 2013 to $66m at the end of 2014 following the sale of a $1.8m property in Switzerland.“Quarto has undertaken a number of initiatives in the period, which strengthen the top-line performance: gift and stationery programme; more emphasis on children’s imprints; deals boosting the group’s global footprints,” said Peel Hunt analyst Malcolm Morgan. whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Florida man sentenced to 4 years in organic seed fraud case

first_imgAdvertisement Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC 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 comments Advertisement 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 comments SIOUX FALLS, Fla. – A man accused of using his South Dakota businesses to defraud wholesale seed distributors out of millions of dollars has been sentenced to more than 51 months in federal prison.Kent Duane Anderson, of Bradenton, Florida, is accused of reselling thousands of tons of non-organic seeds at a marked-up organic price through his businesses, Bar Two Bar Ranch and Green Leaf Resources and several Green Leaf spinoffs.An indictment says that between October 2012 and December 2017, Anderson bought about $46 million worth of non-organic seed, sold it as organic for about $71 million and used the profits to buy a yacht, Florida home, jewelry, expensive vehicles and land in South Dakota, among other things.The indictment says Anderson listed a relative and a college friend as “figurehead” executives who were certified with the Department of Agriculture as authorized organic handlers. Those certifications were used as a cover to pass off the non-organic products as organic, the Argus Leader reported. Florida man arrested for DUI after rear-ending truck in Dairy Queen drive-thru April 27, 2021center_img Florida man accused of scamming hotels after claiming to work in the rap industry March 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: florida manseed AdvertisementAnderson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in November as part of an agreement with prosecutors. He was initially indicted on more than 40 charges.He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier Monday to 51 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release. A sentencing document did not state the amount of restitution he will be ordered to repay. Florida man accused of attacking family members with samurai sword April 30, 2021last_img read more

Sailboat causes power outage for 30,000 Florida Keys customers

first_img2 dead, 10 missing after boat from Cuba capsizes near Key West May 29, 2021 Retired Immokalee teacher swims 12 miles around Key West while raising money for student’s tuition June 15, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Key Westpower outage KEY WEST, Fla. [AP] – A sailboat got stuck in transmission lines and caused a power outage throughout the lower half of the Florida Keys on Monday morning, officials said. About 30,000 customers had no power around 9:30 a.m., Keys Energy Services reported. Crews were still working to restore power at 1 p.m., the company said. A Marathon Fire Rescue crew was removing people from the sailboat around 10:30 a.m., according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. It was unknown whether there were any injuries to those on the sailboat. Advertisement FGCU experiences large scale power outage on campus May 28, 2021 Advertisementcenter_img 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 comments AdvertisementA similar incident involving a sailboat hitting transmission lines next to the Seven Mile Bridge happened in October 2018. That incident also knocking out power to about 30,000 homes, Associated Press reported. Cape Coral neighborhood hit by power outage that lasted hours May 6, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC 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

White Marl Primary Gets Face-Lift from Inmates

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedWhite Marl Primary Gets Face-Lift from Inmates White Marl Primary Gets Face-Lift from Inmates UncategorizedAugust 16, 2008 RelatedWhite Marl Primary Gets Face-Lift from Inmatescenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The White Marl Primary and Junior High School in St. Catherine has benefitted from a two-day clean-up, by over 40 inmates from various correctional facilities, under the Inmates Public Work Rehabilitation Programme, organised by the Department of Corrections.During a tour of the school, yesterday (August 14), Commissioner of Corrections, Major Richard Reese, pointed out that the work programme, for which the selected inmates are paid a stipend, offered them a chance to give back to society.Major Reese said he was pleased that the programme had received the full backing of the Ministry of National Security.Mayor of Spanish Town, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, said the project should be applauded, as it formed part of the whole rehabilitation process.“I believe that by instilling in them (inmates), that sense of contribution, it will mould them into better persons, so that when they return to the society, they are better able to integrate and appreciate the society as it should be,” he said.Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Arthur Williams, cited the tremendous support, which the programme has received from various stakeholders, including the Private Sector Support Committee and private sector companies.Senator Williams pointed out that many requests have been received for the services offered under the programme and they were being actively considered. However, he noted that alongside the benefits of the programme, there are also security concerns.“I want everyone to understand that this programme must not suffer any setback because of security risks. Every time we do a project, it is one that is properly assessed for risks and any project we cannot do, it’s because of security concerns. We have to ensure that nothing happens to interfere with this programme,” he stressed. RelatedWhite Marl Primary Gets Face-Lift from Inmateslast_img read more

Supporting Women With 16 Days Of Activism

first_imgSupporting Women With 16 Days Of Activism VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is launching a new campaign encouraging Victorians to unpack what respect means to them and to take a stand against family violence.Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams officially launched the Respect Women: Call It Out (Respect Is) campaign, which will run across TV, radio, print and digital media from today – also in six translated languages.The Respect Victoria campaign asked Victorians to define what respect is to them, what it looks like in their lives and why respect means calling bad behavior out – on social media, the tags to use are #RespectIs #16DaysCampaign and #CallItOut.All 79 Victorian councils have signed up, as well as 18 non-government organisations, to show their support.The campaign coincides with the United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from Wednesday, 25 November – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – until Thursday, 10 December or Human Rights Day.In 2020, the impact of family violence remains pervasive – and coronavirus has heightened the risk of violence in the home.Between April and June, national support service 1800 RESPECT saw a 66 per cent increase in calls compared to the same period last year.The Labor Government is pushing ahead with its reforms, having invested more than $2.9 billion to implement all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and that work is now two-thirds complete.If you are experiencing family violence you can contact Safe Steps 24/7 on 1800 015 188, [email protected] or by webchat at safesteps.org.au/chat.The Men’s Referral Service is available on 1300 766 491 to assist those concerned about their own behaviour.As stated by Minister for Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams“This latest campaign illustrates the importance of leading with respect and equality in all relationships – this is how we drive down family violence – and how we acknowledge the role each of us must play.”As stated by Respect Victoria Chair Melanie Eagle“Victorians worked together this year to navigate unforeseen challenges – we must take the same approach to preventing violence against women and use our collective power to call out harmful attitudes and behaviours.”As stated by Municipal Association of Victoria CEO Kerry Thompson“We are thrilled to bring the Respect Women: Call It Out campaign to every area and region in Victoria.” /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:activism, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, behavior, campaign, Commission, coronavirus, digital, family violence, Government, Human Rights, Minister, royal commission, social media, Victoria, violence, Williamslast_img read more

IMF Executive Board Concludes Second and Third Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Mali

first_imgIMF Executive Board Concludes Second and Third Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Mali The IMF Executive Board decision allows for an immediate disbursement of about US$57.6 million to Mali to help meet the country’s financing needs and support social spending and the post-pandemic recovery.The ECF arrangement continues to support the government’s effort to mobilize revenues, improve management of public finances and strengthen governance. A slower return to the regional deficit ceilings will support the economic recovery in the near term. Meanwhile, reforms will focus on addressing structural fiscal pressures to ensure a more sustainable, growth-friendly and pro-poor fiscal policy Washington, DC: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the second and the third reviews of Mali’s performance under the program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The three-year ECF arrangement for Mali of SDR 139.95 million (about US$191.9 million, equivalent to 75 percent of Mali’s quota in the IMF) was approved by the IMF’s Board on August 28, 2019 (see Press Release No. 19/319), to support the authorities’ economic reform program.The IMF has adjusted the program to allow space for the economy to recover from the aftermath of the pandemic and for the government to see through the policy response to mitigate its effects. In completing the reviews, the IMF Executive Board approved the waivers of non-observance on performance criteria, the modification of targets going forward, and rephasing of structural conditionality. The completion of the combined reviews allows the authorities to draw the equivalent of SDR 40 million (about US$57.6 million), bringing total disbursements under the ECF arrangement to the equivalent of SDR 80 million (about US$115.3 million).Following the Executive Board discussion of Mali’s economic program, Mr. Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair, issued the following statement: “The confluence of health, economic, socio-political and security crises has posed policy challenges. The authorities rightly refocused policy priorities towards combating the health and economic crises, curbing non-priority spending, and temporarily accommodating higher fiscal deficits. The program has been recalibrated to ensure near-term macroeconomic stabilization and medium-term fiscal sustainability, while ensuring that policies remain growth-friendly and pro-poor.“Fiscal policy will support the near-term economic recovery through a more gradual return to the regional WAEMU deficit ceiling. Reforms are needed to increase tax revenues and address emerging structural fiscal pressures on the wage bill and subsidies to public enterprises, in order to safeguard developmental, social, and sustainability objectives. Ensuring that support to households reaches those in need in a timely way remains an important priority.“Structural reforms will support the fiscal effort. The authorities are committed to strengthening revenue mobilization through continued reforms in tax and customs administration. Digitalization will support better revenue administration and public financial management. Reforms to strengthen commitment controls and the treasury single account will help improve the efficiency of cash management.“The authorities are stepping up efforts to enhance governance, transparency, and the business environment. Priorities include reforms of the anticorruption and AML/CFT frameworks and the implementation of the mandatory asset declarations. The transparency commitments related to COVID-19 emergency spending are being implemented and will be deepened through improved reporting of beneficial ownership by companies awarded public contracts. The initiation by the authorities of a Governance Assessment bodes well with future reforms.“The authorities’ strong commitment to reforms and their steadfast implementation will be key to success, and may also help unlock additional donor support.”Table 1. Mali: Selected Economic and Financial Indicators, 2017-25 201720182019202020212022202320242025 1st Review1Est.1st Review1RCF2Est.1st Review1Proj.ProjectionsNational income and prices(Annual percentage change)Real GDP5.34.75.14.85.00.9-2.05.04.06.05.05.05.0GDP deflator1.91.52.52.11.81.82.02.31.52.02.02.02.0Consumer price inflation (average)1.81.7-0.4-2.90.60.60.72.01.52.02.02.02.0Consumer price inflation (end of period)1.11.0-0.8-3.31.71.52.12.31.52.02.02.02.0Output gap2.32.2…3.0……-1.4…-1.1-0.10.00.00.0Money and credit Credit to the government55.764.127.7-36.620.248.1142.3…45.715.96.21.5-1.2Credit to the economy5.44.86.12.26.02.73.7…5.68.17.17.17.1Broad money (M2)4.314.210.09.011.23.315.0…5.68.17.17.17.1Central government finance and public debt(Percent of GDP, unless otherwise indicated)Revenue18.414.319.519.520.517.918.620.719.719.519.719.819.9of which: Tax revenue15.211.914.614.815.513.314.115.714.614.815.015.015.1Grants1.61.22.41.92.53.01.42.01.91.61.81.51.4Total expenditure and net lending22.920.324.823.126.427.125.525.927.125.725.024.324.3Overall balance (accrual basis)-2.9-4.7-2.9-1.7-3.5-6.2-5.5-3.3-5.5-4.5-3.5-3.0-3.0Overall balance (cash basis)-2.6-3.9-3.6-2.6-3.6-6.1-5.1-3.2-5.3-4.4-3.4-2.9-2.9Public debt (end of period)35.536.138.340.539.044.644.139.546.246.947.046.646.1External public debt24.523.426.326.426.130.126.325.725.625.625.826.026.6Domestic public debt311.012.712.014.012.914.517.813.820.621.321.320.619.5Debt service (percent of revenues)6.35.14.85.15.67.26.35.97.310.510.010.39.1External sector Current account balance, including official transfers-7.3-4.9-4.8-4.8-4.4-3.6-2.0-4.6-2.4-2.9-3.6-4.5-5.3Current account balance, excluding official transfers-12.1-9.3-9.4-9.7-8.5-7.1-4.3-8.5-5.8-6.8-7.4-7.9-8.5Exports of goods and services22.524.523.624.924.024.427.223.026.225.023.722.621.7Imports of goods and services36.235.634.636.034.031.532.232.933.132.932.432.031.7Overall balance of payments-0.51.1-0.33.00.1-3.71.6-0.21.41.71.00.2-0.2Terms of trade (deterioration -)-25.3-0.12.29.84.824.631.80.23.9-4.8-2.4-2.3-1.7Real effective exchange rate (depreciation -)40.50.3…-4.2……-0.3………………Memorandum items: Nominal GDP (CFAF billions)8,9229,48210,21410,14010,91710,42710,13811,73210,70411,57312,39413,27414,217Nominal GDP (US$ billions)16.116.5…17.2………………………Public debt (CFAF billions)3,1653,424…4,106…4,6494,476…4,9455,4295,8276,1866,557Overall balance of payments (US$ millions)-71189…451………………………US$ exchange rate (end of period)4554576…590……554………………Gold Price (CFAF billion/ton)22.722.020.923.623.023.032.923.234.835.435.836.236.6Cotton price (CFAF/kg)1,0171,063…956…851868…971916863861869Petroleum price (crude spot; US$/bbl)53686261583641555049484848Sources: Ministry of Economy and Finance; and IMF staff estimates and projections. 1 IMF Country Report No. 20/8, Mali: First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement. The review was completed on January 8, 2020. 2 IMF Country Report No. 20/153, Mali: Requests for Disbursement Under the RCF and Rephasing of Access Under the ECF. 3 Includes BCEAO statutory advances, government bonds, treasury bills, and other debts. 4 For 2020, the latest available data is for November. /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:Central, developmental, efficiency, Emergency, environment, GDP, Government, IMF, inflation, Mali, petroleum, price, sustainability, sustainable, U.S., Washingtonlast_img read more

Relaunch of Act FAST campaign to improve stroke outcomes

first_imgRelaunch of Act FAST campaign to improve stroke outcomes The Act FAST campaign urges everyone to take immediate action on seeing any stroke symptoms to save lives – the NHS is open.Data from the lockdown period of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic last year show that admissions to hospital for stroke fell – a 12% drop between March and April 2020.Stroke is a medical emergency and anyone experiencing symptoms should seek urgent help.Early treatment not only saves lives but results in a greater chance of a better recovery, as well as a likely reduction in permanent disability from stroke.Public Health England (PHE), supported by the Stroke Association, is today relaunching the Act FAST campaign reminding people of the symptoms of stroke and why urgently calling 999 is vital in saving lives.Stroke is a time sensitive condition which means that any hesitancy and delay in getting treatment kills brain cells and has sadly and unnecessarily proven to be fatal in the early phase of the pandemic.Think and act FASTThe signs of stroke are:Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?Arms – can they raise both their arms and keep them there?Speech – is their speech slurred?Time – time to call 999Clare Perkins, Head of the Cardiovascular Disease Programme at PHE, says:Stroke is a medical emergency and is still one of the leading causes of death in England.It is vital people know how to spot the signs of stroke and if they have any concerns about any early signs whatsoever to call an ambulance immediately – don’t wait until a second potentially more fatal stroke hits. The most common signs of stroke are changes to the face, arms and speech. Acting fast and getting treatment will help save lives and prevent people from severe disability.The NHS is open, safe and if you suffer a stroke will want to see you as soon as possible – don’t hesitate, just call 999.Around 1.9 million nerve cells in the brain are lost every minute that a stroke is left untreated, which can result in slurred speech and paralysis. If left untreated, a stroke can result in permanent disability or death.There are around 100,000 strokes a year in the UK – at least one stroke every 5 minutes, sadly causing about 34,000 deaths per year.Stroke is the fourth single leading cause of death in the UK and the single largest cause of complex disability.Black people are twice as likely to have a stroke than white people. On average, people of black African, black Caribbean and South Asian descent in the UK have strokes at an earlier age.With COVID-19 disproportionately affecting these groups, there’s an even greater need to ensure that they aren’t being affected by other conditions. The campaign includes specific activity targeted at communities from ethnic minorities.Juliet Bouverie, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association, says:Every 5 minutes, someone in the UK will have a stroke. Stroke kills tens of thousands and leaves others with complex and severe disability every year. Acting FAST is the biggest thing you can do to save a life. As soon as you see any of the signs of stroke in yourself or someone else, you need to call 999.Last year we saw thousands of people with suspected stroke put off calling 999 due to fear of catching COVID-19 or being a burden on the NHS. People could now be living with more severe disability than they otherwise would because they put off calling 999. That’s why you need to know that acting FAST and calling 999 saves lives.Some other signs of stroke or mini stroke can include:sudden loss of vision or blurred vision in one or both eyessudden weakness or numbness on one side of your body (including in your leg)sudden memory loss or confusionsudden dizziness, unsteadiness or a sudden fall, especially with any of the other signsThe Act FAST campaign includes TV, Video on Demand, radio, social media, partnerships and PR activity.Activity will also be targeted to ethnic minorities, working with community groups and using multicultural radio and TV channels.Radio ads are available in English, Hindi and Punjabi.We are working closely with charities who provide support to people who may be at risk of stroke and those who provide support to people who have had a stroke.F /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:Africa, African, Ambulance, Asia, Asian, cardiovascular, Caribbean, Clare, coronavirus, Emergency, English, Government, health, public health, social media, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout is underway: indigenous people 55 and over, roll up your sleeves

first_imgPhase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout is underway: indigenous people 55 and over, roll up your sleeves Liberal Party of AustraliaAs of this week around 87,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 or older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in phase 1B of the national rollout strategy.Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP today made time to attend Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Service to receive his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.“We have done a remarkable job so far in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, we cannot now become complacent,” Minister Wyatt said. “Vaccines are an important tool in our strategy and I urge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to come forward and get vaccinated when they are able to. It will help protect themselves, their family and their community.”There are 32 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services around the country who will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations this week. The number of participating services and delivery sites will increase each week; building to around 100 services for around 300 sites in remote, rural and urban communities. People can also get their vaccination from general practices, commonwealth vaccination clinics (previously known as GP-led respiratory clinics). Pharmacies will begin vaccinations later in the rollout.The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation advised the Australian Government to prioritise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination in Australia based on evidence on who would be most affected if they contracted COVID-19.“Our people have a higher risk of getting and developing serious outcomes from communicable diseases due to a number of factors including having a high rate of underlying chronic health conditions and in some cases crowded-living conditions, which increases the risk of transmission,” Minister Wyatt said.“It’s normal to have questions or concerns, and possibly feel hesitant about getting a vaccine. I encourage all of you to listen to your local community controlled health organisation as a trusted source” he added.The Department of Health also provides evidence-based information about COVID-19 vaccines on health.gov.au/covid-19-vaccines-is-it-true.One of the reasons Australia has been so successful in preventing COVID-19 in reaching remote and Indigenous communities and causing serious illness, like it has overseas, is the quick response and hard work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities, leaders and health services.Every Australian will have the opportunity to be vaccinated over the coming months and we thank every Australian for their patience. There are more than six million Australians in phase 1B, and not everyone will be able to be vaccinated immediately. No-one will miss out, whether they live in a city or country town or a very remote area.To see if you are eligible and find your local service to make an appointment, you can use the eligibility checker at covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility or you can also contact your health service or general practitioner directly.The Australian Government continues working in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector and state and territory governments in all aspects of the National Response to COVID-19, including in the roll-out of the vaccine program to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Australia.For more: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/information-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples-about-covid-19-vaccines /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:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, community, community service, Department of Health, general practice, Government, health, health services, Immunisation, Indigenous, Liberal Party of Australia, vaccinationlast_img read more

U.S. President Biden Approves Kentucky Disaster Declaration

first_imgU.S. President Biden Approves Kentucky Disaster Declaration The White HouseToday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered federal assistance to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, landslides, and mudslides from February 8 to February 19, 2021.Federal funding is available to commonwealth and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms, landslides, and mudslides in the counties of Bath, Boyd, Boyle, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Greenup, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Nelson, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire commonwealth.Robert J. Fenton, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named John Brogan as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the commonwealth and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. /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:Clinton, commonwealth, disaster, Emergency, Emergency Management, Federal, Government, Jackson, Kentucky, Lawrence, Lincoln, Morgan, Nelson, President, security, United States, White Houselast_img read more