Jim Mc Guinness looking forward to the journey home

first_img Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – September 24, 2012 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Jim Mc Guinness has arguably become the most talked about football manager of recent times. His two year tenure has seen a phenomenal transformation in the Donegal team, culminating in yesterday’s victory.Speaking to Charlie in the Burlington Hotel last night, he said he’s really looking forward to the journey home this evening……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/jimam.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Jim Mc Guinness looking forward to the journey home News Previous articleCollins and Bonner celebrate victory in Croke Park commentaryNext articleCanada seeking to recruit 1,000 Irish workers News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

SA Navy Takes Part in Exercise Red Lion

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: SA Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today SA Navy Takes Part in Exercise Red Lion Share this article The South African Navy sailed for Exercise Red Lion 2015 from Monday, 10 August 2015 to Friday, 21 August 2015 which took place in the False Bay area. EXERCISE RED LION takes place every two years and prepares the South African Navy to undertake missions as and when tasked by Joint Operations Headquarters. EXERCISE RED LION consists of the South African Navy’s own forces in order to test the maritime skills and tactics between naval ships and shore units.During the first sea phase, the TG conducted various evolutions ranging from Air Defense Exercises, Helicopter Operations and Officer of the Watch manoeuvers. The HMS LANCASTER and RFA GOLD ROVER briefly joined the TG at sea for the Passing Exercise before proceeding alongside Simon’s Town harbour. HMS LANCASTER and RFA GOLD ROVER is here for an informal visit and maintenance period and will be alongside in Simon’s Town until 14 September 2015 and in Cape Town from 23 to 28 September 2015.The last five days of the exercise were more intense as the TG conducted Sea Patrol exercises, Replenishment At Sea approaches, vertical hoisting of personnel with a helicopter, Personnel Transfer Exercises and boarding exercises by the Maritime Reaction Squadron.Image: SA Navy SA Navy Takes Part in Exercise Red Lion View post tag: Red Lion View post tag: africa View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Exercise August 28, 2015 View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Pandemic pushes mental health to the breaking point

first_imgThat strain, Feist and Duckworth said, is having a damaging impact on the health care field. Duckworth said the equivalent of a “whole medical school class” of physicians is lost to suicide every year, while Feist said surveys of nurses and doctors show that many are considering leaving the field in the next two to five years.“We already have a nursing shortage and physician shortage in this country, but because of the burnout and mental exhaustion and now, frankly, the trauma they’re experiencing on a daily basis, I think it’s only human that we will see an exodus from the profession, despite their calling to go into it,” Feist said. “This has become an occupational hazard for nurses and physicians, to sacrifice their mental well-being in exchange for taking care of patients.” Study says these ties have more weight because we are less interconnected these days Long after vaccines have tamed COVID-19’s physical impacts, its mental health effects will linger, a panel of experts said Wednesday, citing increased anxiety and depression, accelerated retirements of burnt-out doctors and nurses, and continuing emotional fallout for low-wage workers who toiled despite increased risks at grocery stores, food processing plants, and other essential businesses.Experts from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation gathered for an hourlong online discussion of what may be one of the pandemic’s most painful if lesser-recognized effects.COVID-19’s most severe physical impacts have been felt by the elderly, the experts said, but some of its worst mental health effects have emerged in children — isolated from friends and missing educational opportunities when they should be striking out and finding out about themselves — and young adults, many of whom are struggling with reduced wages and lost jobs layered on child-care and elder-care responsibilities.“COVID is impacting the older age group more, but anxiety and depression are being faced by the young adults much more, which is exactly the opposite of what we’ve seen in some of the earlier crises,” according to Shekhar Saxena, professor of the practice of global mental health and former director of the World Health Organization’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. “It’s the young adults and the children who are being impacted and the effects are going to be long-lasting.”Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s chief medical officer, said that data showed that about one in five Americans suffered from some sort of mental illness before the pandemic, and that number is now two in five. Virtually every country has reported disruption in mental health services, though in some cases, as in the U.S., telehealth services have expanded to fill some of the void. “The past year has been terribly damaging to our collective mental health. There is no vaccine for mental illness.” — Michelle Williams, dean of Harvard Chan School COVID’s triple whammy for Black students Feeling more anxious and stressed? You’re not alone Disruption of work relationships adds to mental-health concerns during pandemiccenter_img Chan School’s Koenen discusses rising mental health concerns in the coronavirus era More risk of physical, psychological damage, less access to health care unevenly tip scales “It’s very clear through a very comprehensive CDC study, that that number is over two in five [Americans], for anxiety, depression, trauma. We’re seeing more kids visit emergency rooms and more kids receiving services,” Duckworth said, adding that, according to calls to the NAMI helpline, there’s also a substantial increase in people seeking help navigating the mental health care system for themselves or a loved one. “Across the board, we’re seeing that the pandemic has had a very substantial mental health impact.”The event, “Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19,” was presented by the Chan School and NAMI. Chan School Dean Michelle Williams introduced the discussion, saying that even before the pandemic, mental health care was an area of need in the U.S. Now, after months of “the dire strain we are all under,” it has become even more acute, particularly among the young and disadvantaged.“The past year has been terribly damaging to our collective mental health,” Williams said. “There is no vaccine for mental illness. It will be months, if not years before we are fully able to grasp the scope of the mental health issues born out of this pandemic. Long after we’ve gained control of the virus, the mental health repercussions will likely continue to reverberate.”,The event also included Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology Karestan Koenen, as well as two NAMI ambassadors. One of the ambassadors, actress DeWanda Wise, spoke of her own struggles with mental health and how counseling still provides important support today. The other ambassador, Cleveland Browns lineman Chris Hubbard, detailed his own mental health struggles from the perspective of a Black man in a field that values toughness. Hubbard said he sought help after anxiety about performing his best on the field spilled into his non-football life.“A lot of us guys think ‘We’re OK,’ but we’re just as human as anyone else,” Hubbard said.Corey Feist, co-founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, established after the suicide of New York emergency room physician Lorna Breen in April, said society needs to support the people who have been, in essence “running into the burning building” every day of the pandemic. Feist, who is Breen’s brother-in-law, said he’s working on congressional legislation to increase funding and promote mental health best practices as a way to help frontline workers who have borne the pandemic’s mental strain. Relatedlast_img read more

Japan’s Shinzo Abe moves to declare state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka

first_imgPublic transportation will continue to operate, Abe said, adding that the declaration will not lead to the kind of lockdown seen in some countries overseas. Unlike countries like France — where residents can be fined for leaving their homes — there is no legal power to enforce such requests.The package of economic measures, set to be Japan’s biggest ever, surpassed the 60 trillion yen ($550 billion) recommended by Abe’s ruling party last week. Details of the package are expected to be announced Tuesday.Japan to fight virus with two-stage stimulus planAn emergency declaration enables local officials to take measures such as ordering the cancellation of events, restricting use of facilities such as schools and movie theaters and appropriating land or buildings for temporary medical facilities. The announcement comes after pressure from the public and the medical community. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he will propose declaring a month-long state of emergency in seven prefectures including Tokyo and Osaka, after a renewed surge of coronavirus cases in some of the nation’s biggest cities.He also announced a much larger-than-expected stimulus package of 108 trillion yen ($988 billion) to support households and businesses struggling from the impact of the pandemic.The declaration, which will also include Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Hyogo and Fukuoka prefectures, will be made as soon as Tuesday, Abe said in Tokyo. The move hands powers to local governments to try to contain the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19, including by urging residents to stay at home. After last week saying the situation didn’t yet call for such a move, Abe changed course after cases in Tokyo surged over the weekend.As with many laws in Japan, there are no penalties associated with breaching instructions, except in the case of concealing supplies after the government orders them to be handed over. While much of the order will have no teeth, businesses are likely to further cooperate in closing shops and restaurants, while more residents are expected to stay indoors.A state of emergency can stay in place for as long as two years and can be extended by as much as one more year, under a law updated in March. The prime minister can make the call when the spread of the infection threatens serious damage to the lives and health of the people, as well as to the economy.The move also enables local governments to take steps such as:*. Controlling prices of daily essentials*. Providing loans through government-related financial institutions*. Making compulsory purchases of food and medicinescenter_img Topics :last_img read more

Dutch pension funds’ coverage ratios set to drop further, regulator warns

first_imgAccording to the regulator, funding on a daily basis fell from 108% to 105% on average during the January-February period.However, figures from Aon Hewitt suggested the actual funding dropped further to 101% on average over March, and that the policy funding had not changed over this period.During the first two months, the 30-year interest rate fell 46 basis points to 1.64%, and the impact of this decrease largely offset the positive effect of the 5% increase in the MSCI World Index.The Dutch pensions sector has put increasing pressure on the government to ease some of the nFTK’s new rules, in light of persistently low interest rates, on which coverage ratios are based.The Pensions Federation recently indicated that it agreed with the €40bn metal scheme PME’s opinion that the government and DNB should start discussions with the pensions sector on how to deal with the extremely low interest rate environment.Marcel Andringa, trustee and CIO at PME, said pension funds needed more leeway on either their options for raising their risk profile for investments, or on the discount rate for liabilities.Before then, the largest union FVN warned the government that low rates were becoming a “millstone” around pension funds’ neck.However, last week, the regulator responded by saying it did not see the need for accommodating struggling pension funds for the short term, “as the current rules are working well”.It said it also wanted to prevent pension funds from “gambling for resurrection”, according to Olaf Sleijpen, supervisory director at DNB.In the opinion of the supervisor, problems caused by low interest rates in the long term need to be addressed through a fundamental update of the pensions system.Sleijpen added that low interest rates hurt less in a system with more defined contribution elements – and without a pensions promise. Dutch pension funds’ ‘policy’ coverage ratio, based on the 12-month average, dropped by 1 percentage point to 109% over the first two months of 2015 due to the effects of falling interest rates, according to regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). Because current interest rates are 4 percentage points lower, the regulator warned that the policy coverage ratio was set to fall even further in the coming months.With the introduction of the new financial assessment framework (nFTK), as of 1 January, pension funds must report their coverage using the average funding for the 12 months previous instead of the three-month average.This so-called policy funding is to serve as the new criterion for indexation and rights cuts.last_img read more

Jamaica to repeal outdated laws

first_imgThe Jamaican government is moving to repeal outdated laws in a major push to impose tougher fines and penalties for breaches.Justice Minister Delroy Chuck disclosed that the Legal Reform Department of the Justice Ministry is reviewing more than 800 laws as part of the overhaul.  “Members will recall that there was a certain person from St. Catherine, who when he had (an) immigration charge and was convicted for an immigration offence, he was only charged J$100 because that was the maximum penalty,” Chuck recalled.  “What the legal reform of the Parliament has done, members, is to take these, all the laws of Jamaica, 850 that had penalties in them, we’re putting 14 matrices for the ministries. So every ministry have will now have to look at the penalties that now exist…and to make recommendations as to what the penalty should be,” he revealed. Chuck, who made the announcement in Parliament on Tuesday, said the move will begin in his ministry with the hope that “other ministries will follow suit.” He added that the new legislation will be tabled in Parliament this fiscal year.last_img read more

AIFF fail to keep U-17 star Dheeraj Singh, ends I-League stint with Indian Arrows

first_imgDheeraj Singh rested speculations and rumours regarding his future with All India Football Federation’s developmental team and confirmed that his match against Mohun Bagan as his last for Indian Arrows (he was adjudged the man-of-the-match for his performance).Arguably the breakout star of the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the hosts, Dheeraj shone with stellar performances for his I-League club too. At the historic tournament, India’s first ever FIFA tournament, Dheeraj conceded eight goals. Three against the United States, one against Colombia and four in the last match versus Ghana. He made 25 stops from the three-matches and if not for him, the scorelines would have been humiliating for the hosts.WATCH VIDEO HEREUnlike his peers, the Arrows goalkeeper decided against signing a three-year contract extension that the AIFF insisted on. His initial contract ends on Sunday (December 31, 2017) and the football body wanted the youngster to sign an extension for three more years, rather than till the end of the I-League season, something Dheeraj was keen on.  “It didn’t make sense for Dheeraj to be tied down by another contract for three years (by the AIFF). He wants to trial abroad and try his luck on foreign soil,” his agent, Anuj Kichlu was quoted as saying by TOI on Saturday. The AIFF, on the other hand, said they couldn’t make an exception for Dheeraj, especially since all other players had signed long-term contracts.”We were offering Dheeraj the same contract which we offered to the rest of the team. We are not a club, so cannot differentiate,” said a AIFF official.advertisementDheeraj took to Instagram to confirm that he indeed would be leaving the Indian Arrows, saying that his time with the club was “memorable”.”Shared points against the mighty Mohun Bagan day before yesterday. This was my last match with the Arrows and a memorable day to finish off the year.Like always it’s been an honor to play alongside such a wonderful & talented bunch of boys in Indian Arrows. Finally, I would take this opportunity to thank my coach and the officials for giving me the opportunity and making me grow and mature as a footballer that I’m today.Cheers!”The keeper has been linked with a move abroad with English clubs West Ham United and Charlton Athletic Club and Toronto FC  in the USA, being possible teams. But as of now his most likely destination can be Scotland, with Motherwell FC showing interest.Dheeraj is expected to leave as soon as he gets his visa.last_img read more