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Lloyds Foundation lifts application restrictions

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding Ireland Northern Ireland Howard Lake | 26 April 2010 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland has announced that it has removed the restrictions on applications it introduced last year following uncertainty about funding levels.From this month there will be no maximum grant and no ceiling on an applicant organisation’s income level. Last year the Foundation changed its policy to only accept applications can up to a maximum of £5,000 and only from organisations with an overall income of less than £250,000.The Foundation says that for 2010 grants will total £1.8m and this higher level of funding will be sustained for 2011, 2012 and 2013.The independently run Lloyds TSB Foundations including Northern Ireland, England and Wales and the Channel Islands collectively received £28.189m in 2010 (£23.4m in 2009.)The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland offers support to organisations focused on delivering social and community needs, and on education and training.The next closing date for receipt of applications is 9th July Lloyds Foundation lifts application restrictions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-5-13 Weekly Column with Gary Wilhelmi

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jan 6, 2013 SHARE 155,000 jobs added as expected in monthly report and unemployment unchanged at 7.8%.  Stocks have been holding their fiscal follies rally, but contentious debt, spending, sequester, and entitlement debates are just weeks away.  Our collective attitude seams rather lethargic.Crude rallied on fiscal notions, while gold plunged from near $1700 to $1640 early Friday.  A strong dollar index at 80.71 stifles exports as it challenges over head resistance at 82.European and Chinese economic indicators are betwixt, but still not healthy.  In other words, we have a full closet on concerns.Grain and oilseeds were pressing chart support levels early Friday at $6.83 1/’2 on March corn, $13.72 on March soybeans and $7.52 ½ March wheat.  Weekly exports were lighter in wheat at 400,000 tons down from 1 MT with corn at an embarrassing 49,000 tons and soybean down to 434,000.  Chinahas cancelled more US sales then normal, in their switch to South American supplies, and last week bought just 360,000 tons.  Brazil’s soybean harvest is underway and results have been good.  An American observer estimates 83 MT of production.  Argentine corn plantings are on par and wheat harvest is 15% behind a year ago.Private crop guesses are beginning for next Friday’s final crop estimate and stocks report.The logistically challengedMississippi riverlow water levels may reach the critical stage next week, with no moisture relief in sight.  It will take an above average snow pack to bring us back to normal levels.  The ongoing drought remains in force, and there is precedence for multi year dryness.Soy oil led the complex last week following the bio diesel decision.  Watch the meal-oil spread for the best gauge of comparative strength.The trend is clearly down, but in this speculative crazed environment violent short covering is just a key stroke away.The spread between cattle cash bids and offers was quite wide at $125 to $131.  Feb futures were an exaggerated $7 over last week’s cash of $127.  $134.50 has been the high tick on Feb cattle.  Dry pastures are pushing cattle into feedlots.  Colder temps are cutting slaughter weights from 30# higher.  The winter has been benign thus far.  Beef exports were light at 8,400 tons last week.  Hog margins improved, but remained in the red.  Pork cutout was strong at week’s end on good 144 load volume.  Normalization of diets will now measure meat demand.Grains and soybeans were continuing to beat a retreat late in the session with next support at $6.50 on March corn, $13.00 March soybeans and $$7.00 March wheat. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-5-13 Weekly Column with Gary Wilhelmi Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-5-13 Weekly Column with Gary Wilhelmi Previous articleJoshua Bledsoe named new COO of National FFA OrganizationNext articleSpecialist says New Fertilizer Rule is Good Producer Protection Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Hoosier Ag Today Seminars Offer Toolkit for 2018

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Hoosier Ag Today Seminars Offer Toolkit for 2018 Seminars begin daily at 11amHoosier Ag Today will present a series of free seminars at the Indiana-Illinois Farm Equipment Show, December 12-14, that will be a toolbox of practical information growers will need for the 2018 growing season. “The 2018 production season will be a challenging one from both an economic and agronomic standpoint,” said Gary Truitt, President of HAT. “Our programs will focus on the three areas that are the most impactful and most uncertain: weather, weeds, and the markets.”Bill JohnsonOn Tuesday, December 12, the focus will be on agronomic issues, particularly weed control. Dr. Bill Johnson, Extension Weed Specialist at Purdue, will present a program on options for managing weed resistance and reducing the cost of weed control. He and others on the program will also update growers on the latest regulations on the use of Dicamba products. The EPA has imposed new restrictions on Dicamba products, and the program will present detailed information on the latest application regulations that growers will face in 2018. In addition, a representative of Farm Credit Mid-America will discuss operating loan and credit options for growers in 2018. With commodity prices remaining low, farmers will need to be creative to find ways of financing the cost of production for the 2018 crop.  Financial experts from First Farmers Bank and Trust will be on hand for a practical discussion of options growers have for 2018 and beyond.On Wednesday, December 13, Hoosier Ag Today Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin will present an outlook on weather for the 2018 growing season.  This will be followed by a market and economic forecast from Dr. Chris Hurt, Purdue Ag Economist. This is an extremely popular program that typically draws a standing room only crowd.On Thursday, December 14, the futures markets will be the focus. Bill Gentry, from Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette, will present a program on trading and market strategies for 2018. He will advise growers how to most profitably market their 2017 crop and how to develop a marketing plan for their 2018 crop.All seminars are being sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America and will begin at 11 am EST  in the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. At the end of each HAT seminar, a series of door prizes will be awarded, including a new toolbox from Hoosier Ag Today.This is the 39th annual Indiana-Illinois Farm and Outdoor Power Equipment Show and will be held at the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Over 350 exhibitors will fill every inch of the 170,000 square foot show floor. “With another tough financial year ahead in agriculture, farmers will be looking for new tools and new ways to lower their operating costs and improve their efficiency. This show is a great place to make that happen,” said Truitt. Previous articleAntibiotic Use in Livestock DropsNext articleRandy Kron Chats Up Issues at State Convention HAT Monday Morning Edition Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Dec 11, 2017 Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Ag Today Seminars Offer Toolkit for 2018last_img read more

Conservative website Baztab blocked again

first_imgNews News Help by sharing this information The website Baztab (, close to the former commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Mohsen Rezai, highly critical of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, was banned by the State Council on 29 March. Iranian news agency ISNA, reported that supporters of the president had taken out 15 law suits against it.It was previously blocked on 12 February and 19 March for posting “false” news which “violated the Constitution”, “damaging private life” or the “unity of the country”.————————–20.03.07 – Authorities lift ban on website that criticised AhmadinejadThe Iranian authorities yesterday lifted a ban on the conservative website, one of the most visited sites in Iran. The ban was imposed on 12 February under regulations adopted on 27 November 2006 forbidding the publication of “false” information, “violating the constitution” and attacking “personal privacy” or “the country’s unity.” The site had published reports on Iran’s nuclear industry and on corruption in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was criticised.—————————–19.02.07 – November decree used for first time to block websites Regulations adopted on 27 November with the aim of facilitating control of the Internet have been openly used for the first time by the Iranian authorities to justify blocking access to the conservative online publication, Reporters Without Borders said today.The press freedom organisation also confirmed that the photo-sharing site is not accessible in Iran, while several Internet Service Providers are still blocking and access to the Farsi-language pages of the Reporters Without Borders website ( is being blocked with increasing frequency.”We condemned the November decree for various reasons,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The first reason was the requirement for website editors to register with the authorities. Although impossible to implement, it provides grounds for arbitrarily closing online publications which the authorities do not like. The second reason was its creation of an ‘Internet surveillance body’ under the control of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Orientation that is supposed, inter alia, to combat the publication of ‘false information’.”The organisation added: “The authorities are making open use of the decree for the first time, and we see that the target is a website that supports Ayatollah Khamenei, in what is a war within the conservative camp. The regulations are almost certainly also being used to block access to ‘immoral’ sites such as Flickr or YouTube.”The site was banned on 12 February for violating last November’s rules, which forbid the publication of “false” information, “violating the constitution” and attacking “personal privacy” or “the country’s unity.” The site recently published reports on Iran’s nuclear industry and on corruption in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was lambasted (for an example of a Baztab article go to site’s editors have protested against the ban, insisting that parliament is responsible for anything to do with control of the media and that the November decree is “illegal” and “unconstitutional.”Aside from the partial or complete blocking of the Flickr, YouTube and websites, Reporters Without Borders has noticed that several news aggregators are also now banned in Iran. The site, which has a review of Farsi-language blogs, and, which allows visitors to vote on articles (on the model of the US site Digg) have both been blocked for several weeks.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: News June 11, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to electioncenter_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iran to go further Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more News April 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Conservative website Baztab blocked again IranMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Bobby Bell, Ricky Ervins, Tommy Prothro, and Art Spander to be Inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2016

first_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment More Cool Stuff Sports Bobby Bell, Ricky Ervins, Tommy Prothro, and Art Spander to be Inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2016 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 11:56 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News The Tournament of Roses today announced that Bobby Bell, Ricky Ervins, Tommy Prothro, and Art Spander will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016.The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on January 1, 2017 outside of the Rose Bowl Stadium, one day before the kickoff of the 103rd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. This year’s game will feature the top available teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences and will take place on January 2.The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to pay tribute to members of the Rose Bowl Game who have contributed to the history and excitement of the game, and those who embody the highest level of passion, strength, tradition and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All®.“We are thrilled to welcome these four amazing individuals to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame,” said Tournament of Roses Executive Director Bill Flinn. “This year’s class represents the wide range of exceptional talent we’ve seen associated with our game and we’re honored to add them to our distinguished list of inductees.”Bobby Bell, a defensive lineman from the University of Minnesota, played in both the 1961 and 1962 Rose Bowl Games. The Gophers won the 1962 Game, 21-3, against the UCLA Bruins, which was also the last appearance in the Rose Bowl Game by the Gophers. While in college, Bell was a two-time All-American and a winner of the 1962 Outland Trophy, honoring the top interior lineman in the country. Bell went on to a successful professional football career, playing for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 to 1974, where he was a Super Bowl IV Champion against the Minnesota Vikings. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. Bell earned his degree from the University of Minnesota in 2015, fulfilling a promise to his father that he made when he was 18.Ricky Ervins grew up down the street from the Rose Bowl Stadium and attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, Calif. He had a successful collegiate career as running back at the University of Southern California. Ervins’ touchdown run at the 1990 Rose Bowl Game helped the Trojans top Michigan, 17-10, and he was named the game MVP. He ran for 126 yards on 30 tries in the Rose Bowl Game and also caught 5 passes for another 44 yards. Ervins appeared in two other Rose Bowl Games (1988, 1989) and ranks 12th on the all-time USC rushing list with 2,337 yards on 488 carries (4.8 avg.) and 17 touchdowns. Ervins’ had a five-year career in the NFL with the Washington Redskins (1991-1994) and the San Francisco 49ers (1995). He helped the Redskins to their Super Bowl XXVI Championship and was the game’s leading rusher.Tommy Prothro’s connection to the Rose Bowl Game spans as both an athlete and a coach, having played quarterback for the Duke Blue Devils in the 1942 Rose Bowl Game and served as head coach for Oregon State University in the 1957 and 1965 Rose Bowl Game, and the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1966 Rose Bowl Game. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1942 Rose Bowl Game, which is the only Rose Bowl Game to have been played outside of Pasadena. The game was contested in Durham, North Carolina, following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Protho’s Rose Bowl Game victory came in 1966, when UCLA upset Michigan State, 14-12, during his first season as head coach for the Bruins. Prothro’s overall record as a head coach in college football is 104-55-5. In 1971, Prothro moved to professional football as head coach of the Los Angeles Rams and later, the San Diego Chargers. Prothro, who passed away in 1995 after a three-year battle with cancer, is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.Art Spander is an award-winning American sports writer who has attended 63 consecutive Rose Bowl Games and covered the last 53 as a journalist. Spander began his career at United Press International in Los Angeles in 1960. In 1963, he began covering sports full time in 1963 for the Santa Monica Outlook as the beat writer for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1965 he moved to the San Francisco Chronicle, where he covered golf, football, baseball and basketball. Spander became the lead sports columnist for the San Francisco Examiner in 1979, where he still has a column to this day. In addition to his newspaper/online writing work, Spander is a frequent commentator on sports talk radio and contributor to various sports magazines. Born in Los Angeles, Spander is a graduate of Dorsey High School and attended the University of California, Los Angeles.With the addition of this year’s class, the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame includes 121 inductees over its 27-year history. Inductees are honored with a permanent plaque that includes their name and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium, they are featured during the Rose Parade® presented by Honda®, and are recognized on the field during the Rose Bowl Game. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Commission OKs cost-of-living raises

first_img Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip “We’ve got little time left,” Sanders told the commissioners. “Give me direction. I need direction tonight.”Following the decision to include a 1.5 percent cost of living raise in the budget, the commissioners reversed their decision to reduce their discretionary fund projects.Earlier in the meeting in an attempt to trim their own budget expenses, the commissioners agreed to reduce their discretionary funds from $4,600 each to $2,000, reducing the total from $27,600 to $12,000.But the dust has yet to settle on the budget that the commission will vote to balance at its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 29.The commissions had continued to hassle over a request by EMA Director Jeanna Barnes, for a part-time temporary employee to be elevated to fulltime status.The annual salary for the fulltime position would be $23,000-plus and, with benefits, $33,178.54.However, following the 1.5 percent cost of living agreement, the commissioners quickly decided to include the additional fulltime employee in the FY2011 budget. “I has beat myself up over this thing all day Sunday,” Sullivan said. “Then, tonight, it just came to me that a 1.5 percent cost of living raise would be the way to go. It was a compromise. The others agreed.”Barron said the cost of living raise will have an immediate impact on the county’s employees because it will go into effect on Oct. 1, rather than on employees’ anniversary dates.“I think this is something that the employees will be OK with,” he said. “Under the circumstances, it’s a good thing.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sullivan, Barron and Fannin said they will not accept the cost of living raise. Wright and Harris were non-committal, saying only that they would “sleep on it.”“We’ll leave it to the other elected officials as to whether they want to accept the raise or not,” Barron said.The agreement the commissioners reached Tuesday night was a hard fought one and one that came after Harry Sanders, county administrator, asked several times for “direction.”Law mandates that the commission present a balanced budget by Oct. 1, 2010. Commission OKs cost-of-living raises Published 9:05 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2010 You Might Like Perhaps Obama should learn to say no President Obama constantly disses the Republican Party, calling them the party of no, among other things. Americans would be so… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When the Pike County commissioners broke huddle shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night, they finally came out with a play that worked.Until then, it had been a yard and a cloud of dust.The commissioners were at odds as to whether to grant a 3 percent anniversary raise for all county employees. And, it was Commissioner Robin Sullivan who suggested a 1.5 percent cost of living raise that was readily accepted by Commission Chairman Jimmy Barron and Commissioners Homer Wright, Charlie Harris and Oren Fannin. Commissioner Ray Goodson did not attend the meeting. Email the author Print Articlelast_img read more

Feds focus on Florida as suspected origin of some of the mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats and others

first_imgObtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — Investigators racing to identify who sent 10 mail bombs to former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton other public figures are chasing promising leads pointing them to South Florida as the potential origin for some of the menacing parcels, sources told ABC News on Thursday.Law enforcement agencies were deploying additional resources to South Florida in an all-out effort to find who mass mailed the bomb packages that authorities say are meant to maim and kill, the sources said.“We are investigating all this with great precision. I can say with certainty that we will identify and arrest the person or people responsible for these acts,” New York police Commissioner James O’Neill said at a news conference Thursday afternoon. “Law enforcement professionals do not care about the politics involved in these acts.”Bill Sweeney of the FBI’s New York office said an army of agents is “fully engaged” in the probe.“This is a nationwide investigation involving multiple jurisdictions coast to coast,” Sweeney said.Everyone who has been sent explosive devices so far is a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, and many of them have been publicly disparaged by the president either at campaign rallies or on Twitter. Investigators have not determined a motive for the mail bombs.All of the devices, which are now being analyzed at the FBI lab in Quantico, Virginia, went through the U.S. postal service. They were all intercepted before they reached their intended targets, sources told ABC News on Thursday.Former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro are the latest high-profile figures to be sent explosive devices this week in an apparent mail-bomb campaign that investigators suspect is meant to maim and kill.Two of the menacing packages were sent to Biden and intercepted in Delaware in the latest of the series of 10 mail bombs that law enforcement is responding to with a domestic terrorism investigation, sources told ABC News.Philip Bartlett, head of the New York office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, said postal police have been aggressively searching the mail system and have not found any new devices since early Thursday morning.“In terms of tracking, we have over 600,000 postal employees out there right now. We have the eyes and ears looking for these packages,” Bartlett said. “I will say in the postal network, we have found nothing in the last eight hours. So what we have so far is what we have, 10 parcels.”Some critics of Trump said he has demonized all of those who have been sent the suspicious parcels, and claim his rhetoric may have inspired the mystery bomb maker or makers.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders bristled at such a suggestion. “The president is certainly not responsible for sending suspicious packages to someone, no more than Bernie Sanders was responsible for a supporter of his shooting up a Republican baseball field practice last year,” she said, referring to a shooting in June that seriously wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana.“The idea that this is at the hands of the president is absolutely ridiculous,” the press secretary said.Trump, meanwhile, has said his administration is “extremely angry” about the mail bombs, but he is blaming the media.“A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!”Former CIA Director John Brennan, whose name was on a packaged mail bomb sent to CNN, responded to Trump’s media criticism, telling the president to “stop blaming others” and “look in the mirror.”“Your inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence are disgraceful. Clean up your act….try to act Presidential. The American people deserve much better. BTW, your critics will not be intimidated into silence,” Brennan tweeted.A search for where the bomb components were purchasedThe FBI, Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were fanning out across the country to determine where components of the devices were purchased, which may give clues to who is responsible.X-ray photographs of the devices exclusively obtained by ABC News illustrate the critical leads investigators are now pursuing: Each device contained a digital clock, explosive powder, a battery power source and wiring to channel a spark for detonation, sources told ABC News. The devices also included glass as potential shrapnel. None of the devices exploded, but they had the potential to maim or kill.“The FBI advises the public to remain vigilant and not touch, move or handle any suspicious or unknown packages,” the FBI said in a statement Wednesday evening. “We ask anyone who may have information to contact the FBI.”It’s not entirely clear whether all of the incidents are linked, but authorities said they fear other bombs may have been sent.Former President Jimmy Carter has been warned to be on alert for suspicious packages being sent to him, his spokeswoman told ABC News.The various bubble-wrapped-lined manila envelopes with computer-printed labels and Forever stamps have been sent to the FBI’s lab in Quantico, Virginia, for further analysis. The devices found inside are also being examined for fingerprints and DNA.It began with a pipe bomb to George SorosThe series of mailed explosives began Monday with the discovery of a pipe bomb in the home mailbox of billionaire philanthropist George Soros in Westchester County, New York. Soros is a Democratic supporter often criticized by right-wing groups.The following day, a package addressed to Hillary Clinton containing an explosive device was intercepted by the Secret Service at a screening facility before it reached her home in the New York City suburb of Chappaqua, also in Westchester County. Former President Bill Clinton was home at the time the package was found.Hillary Clinton, speaking at a campaign event Wednesday in Florida, said, “We are fine, thanks to the men and women of the Secret Service who intercepted the package addressed to us long before it reached our home.”“But it is a troubling time, isn’t it?” she added. “And it’s a time of deep divisions and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together.”A package addressed to Obama containing an explosive device was intercepted by the Secret Service early Wednesday morning before it reached his residence in Washington, D.C.Later that morning, a package containing an explosive and suspicious powder was found in the mail room of the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, which is home to CNN’s New York headquarters. It was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, though he is an NBC News contributor and has no public ties to CNN.The package addressed to Brennan traveled through the U.S. mail system, two officials briefed on the investigation told ABC News. It arrived at the Radio City post office in midtown Manhattan where it was picked up per normal procedure by a private courier who delivers the mail to the CNN office and other locations, the officials said.The courier then hand-delivered all of CNN’s mail for that day, including the manila envelope with U.S. Postal Service first-class mail “forever” stamps, which feature the American flag. That’s how the package wound up in CNN’s screening and sorting mail room, the officials said.There didn’t appear to be any postal markings above of the stamps, which investigators are looking into.Eric Holder, Maxine Waters among the targetsA mail-bomb was sent to former Attorney General Eric Holder with a return address for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida. The package did not reach its intended destination and so it was sent to the congresswoman’s address on Wednesday. Authorities do not believe Wasserman Schultz, former head of the Democratic National Committee, was involved in sending any of the packages.Another package containing a device addressed to Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California was found in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. A prior one addressed to Waters was intercepted earlier Wednesday by Capitol Police in Washington, D.C.The two packages sent to Biden, which were intercepted at different postal facilities in Delaware, and the one to De Niro brought the total under investigation into double digits Thursday morning.The package addressed to De Niro was discovered at the actor’s Tribeca Productions film and television company in New York City early Thursday morning. A retired NYPD anti-terrorism detective who screens the mail for De Niro saw a photo of another suspicious package on the news and realized it was similar to one sent to the actor’s production office on Tuesday, O’Neill said.The mail bomb was removed by police in a bomb-containment vehicle.Bryan Paarmann, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York City, said at a press conference Wednesday that the mailings appear to be political in nature.“The utilization of violence in order to further one’s own political agenda is unacceptable to us,” Paarmann told reporters. “We will turn over every rock, we will turn every corner and we will talk to everybody that we have to in order to mitigate this threat.”On Wednesday, from the White House, Trump said his administration is “extremely angry” about the incidents, adding that “the full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice.”Democratic leaders noted that most of the people targeted had been ridiculed by Trump.“We listened with great interest to the president’s remarks this afternoon,” the Democratic House and Senate leaders, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, said in a joint statement Wednesday. “However, President Trump’s words ring hollow until he reverses his statements that condone acts of violence.”“Time and time again, the president has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions: expressing support for the Congressman who body-slammed a reporter, the neo-Nazis who killed a young woman in Charlottesville, his supporters at rallies who get violent with protesters, dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to the free press as the enemy of the people,” the Democratic leaders wrote.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus still carrying infection, death into nursing homes, data shows

first_imgDaisy-Daisy/iStockBy MATTHEW MOSK, OLIVIA RUBIN, ALLISON PECORIN and HALLEY FREGER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With over 37,600 deaths, nursing home fatalities now account for nearly 40% of deaths from the novel coronavirus in the U.S., according to an ABC News analysis of the latest public health data.In at least 18 states, nursing home deaths account for over 50% of coronavirus-related deaths, placing a continued stress on the infrastructure for American elder care even as much of the nation tries to return to some sense of normalcy.Ten states have still not released figures for infections and deaths in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities. But even limiting the count to the 40 states that have provided figures, as well as Washington, D.C., more than 182,500 nursing home residents and staff members at this point have reportedly contracted COVID-19. That’s more than 14% of the nation’s total nursing care population.The number of infections in the latest review of state data suggests nursing home infections have not slowed in recent weeks; rather, nursing home infections are accounting for a rising percentage of the overall spread of the virus.“This is an ‘all hands-on deck’ situation,” Mark Parkinson, the president of the National Center for Assisted Living and the American Health Care Association, said in a statement released late last week.Last week, the federal health department announced it would channel $4.9 billion to nursing homes to help support their response to the outbreak.“The Trump Administration is providing every resource we can​,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement released Friday.The agency said the additional funds are intended to help nursing homes address critical needs such as labor, scaling up their testing capacity, acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) and a range of other expenses directly linked to this pandemic.That need continues to be acute, Parkinson and others told ABC News, as nursing care facilities face the stress of staffing facilities in spite of increased danger to workers and the need to sideline staff that show indications of infection.“We’ve seen inspiring images of nurses and doctors flying across the country to serve in our hospitals. We hope to see the same national support rally around our long-term care facilities,” Parkinson said. “We owe it to our residents — those from the Greatest Generation — to ensure they have the necessary support they need and deserve.”As many parts of the country have pushed towards a gradual reopening, nursing care facilities have had to gain a firmer grip on their access to a steady supply of testing kits, as well as the same masks, gloves, gowns and other protective equipment that are now also being purchased by hospitals, doctors and dentists resuming non-emergency practices.Early this month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began large shipments of masks, gowns and other protective equipment that are eventually supposed to reach all facilities nationwide. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the federal government wants nursing facilities to test all patients and staff over the next two weeks.Dr. Mark Gloth, the medical director at HCR ManorCare, one of the nation’s largest providers of nursing and long-term care, said accessing steady channels of protective equipment has been an ongoing challenge, and the atmosphere has changed as nursing care communities were designed to provide care in a more home-like setting that allows for social engagement.Nursing and long-term care facilities are, for the most part, still limiting access to visitors as the try to keep out the virus.“Now we have employee screening protocols, isolation units, social distancing, universal masking, and every employee is wearing some additional form of [protective equipment] when they are in the center,” Gloth said. “Our supply chain has performed Herculean feats in getting us supplies above and beyond what we typically order. We believe this need will continue and grow as we slowly open our communities and our facilities.” Congress has also provided some aid to nursing homes as part of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed in March, including $200 million allocated to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to assist the agency with infection prevention in the homes. House Democrats have argued that not enough of these emergency funds are reaching seniors.Richard Mollot, executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, which advocates for the needs of residents in the hard-hit facilities, said he is concerned nursing homes will not only recover more slowly, but are also “much more likely to be hit hardest by any resurgence.”Mollot said he would like to see a more flexible government response, so that harder-hit communities receive more immediate attention.“We are supporting the use of strike teams to go into nursing homes, identify any residents in distress due to COVID-19 or neglect and ensure that they get the care they need, and evaluate the whether the nursing home is being appropriately managed, with sufficient staffing, [protective gear] and other supplies,” Mollot said.Last week, a Senate hearing focused on the approaches that can be employed to meet the crush of need.“We have to do more of our seniors, we cannot stop working, we cannot stop legislating, we cannot stop appropriating dollars to help our seniors,” ranking member Bob Casey, D-Pa., said. “There’s no such thing as doing too much to help our seniors during this pandemic.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Musical chairs

first_img Comments are closed. It’s all change at the Department of Health as the latest reshuffle meansthere is yet another new face responsible for overseeing workplace healthissues. Some argue that if this Government wants to make a real difference, itneeds to have a huge shake-up of how OH is managed and enforced, by Nic Paton The surprise resignation of transport secretary Stephen Byers in May broughtabout a much wider reshuffle of the Government than political pundits had beenexpecting. Why this should be important to occupational health nurses is that,yet again, it means a new face is dealing with workplace health issues in thecorridors of Westminster. Ever since Labour came to power in May 1997, Occupational Health has beenpressing the Department of Health to agree to an interview with the minister ofstate responsible for overseeing occupational health issues. We have argued –and officials have agreed in principle – that Occupational Health would be aperfect forum for the minister of the day to set out his or her stall to theprofession. Yet despite having at least twice got to within days of sitting down for aface-to-face chat, each time events or reshuffles – with the Byers reshufflebeing just the latest – have conspired to ensure it does not go ahead. Rightly or wrongly, OH is one of the responsibilities considered appropriateto be handled by a junior member of the Department of Health ministerial team. Four ministers in five years As a result, those picking up the OH baton will often be new ministers orthose destined for greater things. Since 1997, four ministers have hadresponsibility for workplace health issues (see box) – nearly one a year. On the plus side, it could be argued that Labour is putting some of itsbrightest future stars in charge of OH issues. Indeed, the latest incumbent,David Lammy, is Britain’s youngest MP and is widely tipped for higher office. In many respects, too, the Government’s record on workplace health is not atall bad. A central plank was the launch in 2000, with the Health and SafetyCommission, of its Securing Health Together and Revitalising Health and Safetyoccupational health and health and safety strategies. These 10-year strategies have set targets to reduce the incidence ofwork-related ill-health, the number of fatal and major injuries and workingdays lost to injuries and ill health. NHS Plus Another major initiative was the launch last October of NHS Plus. This sawNHS OH units encouraged to outsource their services to the wider community, inparticular to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), through the use of adedicated website. Politically too, the Government has made changes. Whereas once OH was simplylumped in with public health, it has now become a ministerial area ofresponsibility in its own right, and so rewarded with greater prominence inParliament. Ministers have championed the introduction of better work-life balance,shorter working hours (through the Working Time Directive) and, in the publichealth arena, have tried to tackle levels of smoking and other pervasive publichealth issues such as obesity. But such is the revolving door now at the DoH, OH nurses are becomingincreasingly concerned that ministers do not have time to grasp the key issuesfacing the profession before they move on. This, they fear, results inshort-termism, a lack of focus and an inability to push through change. Carol Bannister, OH nursing adviser with the Royal College of Nursing,believes relations between the Government and the profession are rapidlyapproaching a critical point. Substantial funding needed Speaking personally rather than with her RCN hat on, Bannister argues that,while ministers, superficially at least, are making all the right noises,without extra cash to back their words it may as well just be hot air. “The longer it goes on without any substantial new money spent, themore reason there is for OH nurses to say nothing is being done,” shesays. Strategies such as Revitalising Health and Safety are welcome but withoutextra funding, can only achieve a limited amount, she suggests. “The only money being spent, as far as I can see, is around vocationaltraining and rehabilitation. This speaks volumes about the Government’sattitude towards saving money rather than protecting health. “They have been talking about a strategy for occupational health since1997 and have been trying to implement it since 2000. We are now fastapproaching 2004 – when they expect the 50 per cent targets to be met. It willbe impossible that those will be met if the Government does not put any moneyinto this strategy,” Bannister emphasises. “We are fast approaching the time where the Government is going to haveto evaluate what it has achieved with its strategy and ministers are going to haveto manipulate it because they have achieved nothing,” she adds. Civil servants complain the profession carps on about the fact there are notenough OH nurses to cope, she says. Yet what the Government fails to grasp isthat, if it is left up to employers, whether NHS or in the commercial sector,to fund OH training then it is just not going to happen at the levels required.Government grants are needed towards training of OHNs, Bannister argues. Crack-down on employers The Government could do more, too, to crack down on errant employers,suggests Anne Harriss, director of the BSc course in OH nursing at South BankUniversity. The fact that providing an OH service for employees is not a statutoryrequirement is a failure that has yet to be addressed by any Government, shecontends. “My personal feeling is that more could be done. It isunfortunate that anyone can be a nurse with an interest in occupational healthand that the quality of OH nursing and provision is patchy,” she says. The Securing Health Together document was “a move forward” andmoves to get GPs and practice nurses more involved in OH, while laudable, arenot a solution. “Where are they going to get the OH knowledge from? And it is sometimestempting for GPs to move into OH because it can be lucrative for them,”she worries. The idea behind NHS Plus was “excellent”, she concedes, as long asit does not result in an already stretched NHS OH service becoming even moreover-extended. Angela Dunlop, OH nurse with Scottish Equitable, is more positive, arguingthat things are improving, even if there is still more that could be done. But she adds: “Occupational health should be compulsory for allemployers. The Government is not putting its money where its mouth is. It isexpecting companies to fork out. For a lot of bigger companies that is OK, buthow do you make sure services are available to SMEs such as hairdressers, whooften have dermatitis or other skin problems?” Tax incentives for SMEs could be one option the Government might consider,she predicts. Professional qualifications Much like Harriss, Dunlop wants to ensure that, when someone goes to see an‘OH nurse’ they know he or she will be a qualified specialist practitioner. “It goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. You get individuals whoare essentially glorified first aiders right up to a pure occupational healthservice,” she explains. Health ministers could also do a lot more to raise their profile within theprofession. When asked who the minister with responsibility for OH was, onesenior OH nurse, who wished to remain anonymous, had to think long and hardbefore answering, “Yvette Cooper?”. When prompted, she admitted to recognising the name of Hazel Blears (whotook over from Cooper last year) because she had seen it on the bottom ofcirculars, but she had certainly not yet heard of new-boy David Lammy. Ministers poorly informed Dunlop agrees. Few ministers in her experience bothered to come along toregular nursing forums or make sure they understood the key concerns of theprofession. “What do they know about OH and what the job entails? When youtalk about occupational health they seem just to think about healthpromotion,” she says. OH nurses within the NHS are also sceptical aboutthe Government’s commitment to their profession. A senior NHS OH nurse, who didnot want to be named, believes ministers failed to take OH or workplace healthsufficiently seriously. The arrival of NHS Plus was ‘over spun’, for instance. “That issomething that has been going on quite nicely at our trust for years and years.We have had external customers for a very long time,” she says. Penalties for employers are not harsh enough, meaning organisations are tooready to risk cutting a corner or two. “There is very little penalty for employers who expose their staff torisk. But I do think OH is enforced better within the NHS,” she says,adding that resources for NHS OH services are improving and trusts are doingmore to try to enforce standards. Shake-up needed “Over the years I have noticed there is more attention being paid toOH, but if this Government really wanted to make a difference, it would dosomething radical like a huge shake-up of the way OH is managed andenforced,” she argues. Historically, the difficulty with OH has been that it is often seen as adrain on resources, not a core requirement. With an increasingly transient,mobile workforce this is ever more the case. Where is the incentive for anorganisation to offer a comprehensive occupational health service to anemployee who may be going to move on after, say, two years rather than 10 or20? In such an environment, employers feel they are less likely to reap thelonger-term benefits of keeping an employee fit and healthy and so are lessinclined to invest in occupational health. But, if the short-term incentives are less clear, this is all the morereason for the Government to provide a strong lead, argue OH nurses. Moreover,for a Government struggling to improve the NHS and meet the ever greater healthexpectations of a nation demographically getting older, a greater emphasis onworkplace health would make political sense too. “If the Government got it right, the number of people needing to accessthe NHS would be much reduced,” argues Dunlop. And the RCN’s Bannister adds determinedly: “This Government needs tostart spending some serious money on improving access to competentprofessionals and continuing professional development.” As soon as he was appointed, Occupational Health put in a request for aninterview with David Lammy. “He’s just getting his feet under the table,give him a month or so,” came the reply. We hope he will take up the offer. In the meantime, the advice from OHnurses, it seems, is “talk to Gordon Brown but, most of all, come and talkto us”. Don’t get too comfortable behind that Whitehall desk, David.’s who at the Department of HealthSince 1997, four ministers have had responsibility for workplace health issues.Up to last year’s General Election, occupational health fell within the remitof the public health minister at the Department of Health. Tessa Jowell, now culture, media and sports secretary, was thefirst to hold the position under health secretary Frank Dobson.When Dobson stood down to run as Mayor of London in October1999, his successor Alan Milburn brought in Yvette Cooper, who is nowparliamentary secretary in the Lord Chancellor’s Department.A shake-up at the DoH after the General Election sawoccupational health become a stand-alone ministerial area of responsibility forthe first time, combined with NHS Plus.Hazel Blears, who had been brought in to the DoH in December1997 by Milburn, was made a minister and promptly given OH as one of herresponsibilities. This continued until the resignation of transport secretaryStephen Byers in May. The reshuffle in the wake of this saw Blears promoted topublic health minister and David Lammy brought in in her place.Among the other parties at Westminster, the Conservatives lumpoccupational health in with the rest of the shadow health brief. It is theresponsibility of shadow health secretary and former GP Dr Liam Fox.The Liberal Democrat with responsibility for OH is formerpharmacist Sandra Gidley.Within the Scottish Parliament, occupational health iscurrently part of health minister Malcolm Chisholm’s brief. Musical chairsOn 1 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more