Premium / Analysis: DSV Panalpina and the spoiled kids – next deal now!

first_imgBy Alessandro Pasetti 31/07/2020 LOGIN << Go back Forgotten your password? Please click here Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login The relationship between Denmark’s DSV Panalpina (DSV PAN) and its growing pool of investors is still just like the one between parents and spoiled kids.Trouble is, no matter what and how much you give them, they always want more.But the embedded trust and love in that relationship is what really changes the complexity of things and makes it grow over time. With DSV PAN, it’s no different.Eventful week First, up 10% on results this week was the trucking stock of 3PL ... Premium subscriber LOGIN Reset Your Password Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium New Premium subscriber REGISTER Email* Password* Email* Resetlast_img read more

LIVE BLOG: All of tonight’s SFC and IFC action

first_imgWe’re set for a very busy night of championship football action across Laois tonight.There are four games set to kick-off at 7.15pm. Courtwood and Timahoe face off in the winner’s section in round 2 of the intermediate championship while three games are down for decision in the JFC.Annanough play off against Graiguecullen in Annanough, Portlaoise and Ballyroan Abbey do battle in Rathleague while Stradbally and Killeshin meet in Stradbally.SFC in O’Moore Park The main game of the night is the SFC fixture between Crettyard Gaels v Ballyfin Gaels in O’Moore Park at 7.45pm.Crettyard Gaels endured a two point loss to last year’s county finalists Ballylinan while Portlaoise comprehensively defeated Ballyfin in the first round.Ballyfin are again without their go-to forward Seán Moore, who is abroad, while Crettyard should be in full strength with Evan O’Carroll leading the attack.The U-15 hurling championship group A also sets off tonight, with Abbeyleix playing The Harps at 6.30pm.We’ll have live blogs of both the SFC and IFC fixture with full reports on the SFC, IFC and JFC matches taking place this evening.SEE ALSO – Previewing all of Thursday’s GAA action as the football championships roll on Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleMore treats for Electric Picnic goers as the Salty Dog announces its line upNext articleMurphy and Carroll inspire Crettyard Gaels to SFC win over Ballyfin Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ By Siun Lennon – 9th August 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Pinterest LIVE BLOG: All of tonight’s SFC and IFC action Pinterest WhatsApp Home Sport GAA LIVE BLOG: All of tonight’s SFC and IFC action SportGAAGaelic Football Facebook Community Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community TAGSBallyfin Gaels v Crettyard GaelsCourtwood v TimahoeLaois IFC 2018Laois JFC 2018Laois SFC 2018Live Blog last_img read more

A New, More Interesting Guided Tour

first_imgNews A New, More Interesting Guided Tour SHARE This time a tour of the Korean Film Studios was part of the official festival programme. In preparation for the visit, each delegate received a booklet entitled Great Man and Cinema. I read mine on the bus on route to the studio – a collection of stories whose intent was to depict the Great Leader Kim Jong-il as a “master thinker, theoretician and leader of cinematic art and a benevolent and intimate father of film workers”. In actuality, though, it chronicled the many horror stories of a powerful move mogul who treated everyone around him like shit.According to the booklet, even as a seven-year-old, Kim was a brat who interfered with the production of My Home Village. Later on, mid-production in other films, he would arrive unannounced and demand that crews change the way they were shooting, change the editing, and so on. Old-style Hollywood studio heads like Jack Warner were notorious for dictatorial behavior, but even they paled next to Kim Jong-il. Indeed, what was one to make of the following reference in Great Man and Cinema? “When actors balked at piercing old people with their bayonets and throwing children into the fire, [the Great Leader] told them they should act with boldness to lend realism to the film.”We arrived at the studio, a large compound outside of Pyongyang. A huge painting of Kim Jong-il – overlooking the production of a battle scene in Sea of Blood – filled an entire wall in the lobby. His presence would be firmly felt during the first part of our studio tour. A female guide, with the customary exhortative sing-song voice, led us through a grand exhibition in which every chair and desk utilised by the Great One during his frequent “on-the-spot-guidance visits” were displayed from under glass – as were all cameras, film processing equipment, tape recorders, and floodlights that he had ever laid a hand upon. A visit by this guy must have been a nightmare, robbing the studio of much of its equipment! I asked about the films he had actually produced but the guide denied that the Dear Leader was involved in any such activity.“He only gave guidance and taught the people,” I was informed. I knew that Pulgasari had been one of his vanity productions, however, at least according to the film’s director, Shin Sang-ok. But as Shin had fled the country, I couldn’t possibly present him as a reliable source for any argument to the contrary. The Kim Jong-il exhibit finally behind us, we toured the mock location streets. There was a rural old-fashioned Korean street, a South Korean street (which didn’t look like South Korea at all), a Japanese street (which didn’t look like a Japanese street at all), and a Western street (which could barely pass as being someplace on the furthest reaches of small town, East Germany).None of the set designers seemed to have appreciated that cities outside of North Korea had changed considerably in the last fifty years. A simulated production staged for visitors was taking place in one of the huts of the “old Korean street”. A medieval scene. Miss Choe introduced me to the main actor. For wont of anything better to discuss, I asked him how Kim Kil-in was doing. Kim Kil-in was the director of Hong Kil Dong, a sword-fight drama set in medieval times which happened to be one of my favorite films from North Korea, as well as one of the most successful during my European tour. Whenever I asked Miss Choe about the possibility of talking to the director, she steadfastly maintained that Kim Kil-in was “too busy”. To my surprise, the actor told me that Kim Kil-in had actually died three years ago, “in the middle of shooting a film.”We were ushered into a meeting with (still living) North Korean movie people. I was introduced to some actresses from films I had screened in Europe, but the meeting was so brief that it wasn’t possible to have more than a few fleeting words with any of them. We were soon to discover that our fellow guests at the Koryo Hotel were the heroic “unconverted long-time prisoners” of the South Koreans, recently returned to the North. I would occasionally run into one or two of them in the elevator, and we could sometimes see them being herded onto a bus. Waiting for our own bus in front of the Koryo Hotel that afternoon, ready to go once again to the film export cinema, the “unconverted” arrived from some earlier visit on the doorstep of the hotel. Grey-haired old men all of them, each with a big medal on his jacket. One, who was confined to a wheelchair, suddenly came over to me and handed me a bunch of flowers. I stood rooted, a little surprised, as he sped off into the hotel. His comrades began to follow suit, handing flowers to all the foreigners. At that moment, a commotion from within the hotel spilled out into the street. A member of staff was chasing a young man. The youth managed to give his pursuer the slip only to run headlong into a dozen plainclothed hotel guards. With a flurry of kicks and punches, the youth tried like a wild animal up against a wall. The fugitive wore his hair very short, was wrapped in an old blue jacket and bore a glare of such utter hatred that it brought a chill to the spine. Was he an example of North Korea’s officially non-existent juvenile delinquents? Had he slipped into the hotel to try and steal something, knowing the severity of the punishment that awaited him and driven to avoid being caught at any cost? A police car drove up, and the hotel guards helped the two officers pry the youth into their vehicle. They managed eventually and sped him away. This time Miss Choe had no explanation. According to numerous sources, the treatment of prisoners in North Korean labour camps – where people are interned for far less serious violations than trying to steal from an international hotel- are among the worst of the world, and the survival rate within them is poor. On the other hand, nobody really knows anything about actual crime rates in North Korea- which could be rather high when one considers all of the people going without food in the countryside. By Daily NK – 2010.03.08 5:02pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter News center_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News last_img read more

New Police Station Opens in Sligoville

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A new police station has been opened in Sligoville, which will benefit some 10,000 residents of 20 communities in Eastern St. Catherine.The new police station, which was officially opened on Wednesday (Nov. 14) by Minister of National Security, Derrick Smith, replaces the one destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. It is situated on the complex of the recently opened Sligoville multi-purpose stadium and is a gift from the Peoples Republic of China.Mr. Smith, in his address, said the government is grateful for the assistance from China.He said that some $400 million has been allocated to construct and repair police stations across the island and “when we note that one station alone in Falmouth took $220 million from that $400 million, we are indeed fortunate to have others assisting us.”The National Security Minister informed that the government had set a five-year target to bring all police stations across the island to an “acceptable” standard and will be sourcing private sector partners in this endeavour. He noted that already, a sum of $100 million has been allocated to assist in repairing such facilities.Acting Commissioner of Police (ACP), Jevene Bent, welcomed the new station, noting that such facilities “offered an excellent point of reference from which the constabulary can help and interact with citizens and for the rank and file to put into practice, effective community policing”.She challenged the police personnel stationed there to be vigilant in their duties and be on the lookout for praedial thieves, as Sligoville is primarily a farming community. “Sligoville must be policed in a proactive manner. Don’t just sit at the station and wait for the citizens to come by. Go out into the communities, hear their concerns and help them,” she instructed.ACP Bent also challenged residents to look after the station and to take responsibility to ensure that it remains in pristine condition.For his part, Counsellor for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of China in Jamaica, Liyong Zhang, who represented Ambassador Chen JingHua at the opening ceremony, expressed his country’s pleasure in assisting the community and the country.“We will do the best we can do in giving assistance to the Jamaican people in the future and we hope the police will enjoy their new facilities,” he said. Sub-officer in charge of the station, Sergeant Paul Roberts, told JIS News that the police personnel are pleased with the new facility. He noted that crime is down in the area, and the police will be strengthening its community policing strategy, to improve relations with citizens. RelatedNew Police Station Opens in Sligoville New Police Station Opens in Sligoville UncategorizedNovember 18, 2007 RelatedNew Police Station Opens in Sligovillecenter_img RelatedNew Police Station Opens in Sligoville Advertisementslast_img read more

UN teams assisting tens of thousands of refugees, after massive fire rips through camp in Bangladesh

first_imgUN teams assisting tens of thousands of refugees, after massive fire rips through camp in Bangladesh The United NationsUnited Nations humanitarian personnel are on the ground evacuating and assisting tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees, after a devastating fire tore through their densely populated camp in southern Bangladesh.Though exact numbers are yet to be confirmed, initial estimates indicate that more than 87,000 refugees could have been affected in the fire, which started around 3pm on Monday (local time) in Camp 8W of the Kutupalong mega camp.It is not currently clear exactly how the fire started.The blaze then rapidly spread to Camps 8E, 9 and 10. In all, about 66 per cent of the four camps’ populations have been impacted, according to the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM).The media has reported several deaths and injuries, which are yet to be confirmed. There are also reports that children are among the injured and many have been separated from their families.The Kutupalong mega camp houses over 700,000 of the roughly 880,000 Rohingya refugees sheltering in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (as of February 2021).In January, more than 3,500 refugees were left without shelter when a fire destroyed some 550 shelters and 150 shops in the Nayapara camp, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Kutupalong.Immediate UN response Engineering and field personnel, as well as food assistance teams from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have been on the ground since the fire was first reported.The agency also deployed light and heavy machinery, including water tanks and volunteers to help contain the fire and support site management agencies. It also distributed about 6,000 cartons of high-energy biscuits to affected families the night of the fire. On Tuesday, the day after the fire, WFP is providing 62,000 hot lunches and 62,000 hot dinners to the affected.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has mobilized first aid teams and volunteers to evacuate refugees from their shelters. The agency’s child protection personnel and partners are also assisting children in need, including those separated from their families.“Our priority is to secure the immediate safety, security and protection of children in coordination with the concerned authorities, first responders and partner organizations in the UN and NGO community”, Tomoo Hozumi, UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh, said in a statement.Government agencies, NGOs and humanitarian partners are also engaged in the response, delivering emergency supplies and clean drinking water, and providing additional assistance.The Rohingya refugee crisis The complex Rohingya refugee crisis erupted in August 2017, following attacks on remote police outposts in western Myanmar by armed groups alleged to belong to the community. These were followed by systematic counter attacks against the minority, mainly Muslim, Rohingya, which human rights groups, including senior UN officials, have said amounted to ethnic cleansing.In the weeks that followed, over 700,000 Rohingya – the majority of them children, women and the elderly – fled their homes for safety in Bangladesh, with little more than the clothes on their backs.Prior to the mass exodus, well over 200,000 Rohingya refugees were sheltering in Bangladesh as a result of earlier displacements from Myanmar. /UN News 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:Bangladesh, community, drinking water, Emergency, Engineering, Government, Human Rights, Humanitarian, migration, Myanmar, refugee camp, refugees, Rohingya, UN, UNICEF, WFPlast_img read more

Beef Australia 2021 is a great industry showcase

first_imgBeef Australia 2021 is a great industry showcase The Hon David Littleproud MPMinister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency ManagementBeef Australia is a triennial event held in Rockhampton, Queensland.The Australian Government is contributing $3.9 million towards this great event. Beef 2021 will connect beef producers, agribusiness, industry experts and international trading partners.Beef 2021 kicks off on 2 May, and once again the beef industry from around Australia will gather in Rockhampton, Queensland.Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said that the Australian Government is a strong supporter of the beef industry and is proud to continue to be a Principal Partner of Beef Australia, contributing $3.9 million to the event.“This is a time for the industry to come together, to celebrate their achievements, and to showcase Australian beef from paddock to plate,” Minister Littleproud said.“Beef 2021 will not only demonstrate the quality of Australian beef cattle, but present demonstrations, seminars and property tours to impart the latest research, solutions and products.“Also, the event provides the unique opportunity for the Australian beef industry to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and the general public.“The event in 2018 generated an estimated $85 million for regional Queensland.“It drew in an estimated 100,000 attendees and showcased over 500 regional businesses through the trade fair, and I am confident that this year will be even better.“Beef is big business in Australia. We feed people at not only home, but also across the world, exporting two thirds of our top quality and trusted product to over 70 countries around the globe.“The Australian beef industry is worth more than $15 billion to the Australian economy. There are over 45,000 producers involved in the beef industry.“I would also like to recognise the importance of the processors, the transporters, agronomists, agribusiness, exporters and all those involved in this wonderful industry which contributes economically to rural and regional towns, employing thousands of people”. /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:Agriculture, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, business, drought, Emergency, Emergency Management, Government, industry, Minister, property, quality, Queensland, research, Rockhamptonlast_img read more

Investing in Indigenous-Led Economic Development in Nova Scotia

first_imgInvesting in Indigenous-Led Economic Development in Nova Scotia From: Natural Resources CanadaCanada’s forest sector is a vital source of revenue and employment across the country for Indigenous communities. The Government of Canada is investing in projects to equip them with the tools needed to promote further economic opportunity in the forest sector and within their communities.Canada’s forest sector is a vital source of revenue and employment across the country for Indigenous communities. The Government of Canada is investing in projects to equip them with the tools needed to promote further economic opportunity in the forest sector and within their communities.The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margarets, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $48,000 in funding for Acadia First Nation to:Create a standing timber inventory to track present and future sales of hardwoods, softwoods and value-added products, including silviculture recommendations;Purchase a firewood processor to increase the safety and efficiency of the community’s production of firewood.This project will help the Acadia First Nation build capacity and support the transfer of knowledge through their forest management plan and understanding of potential sales of timber in their woodlot. It will further benefit the diversification of wood products available in Nova Scotia’s forest sector.Funding from Natural Resources Canada is provided through the Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) program, which supports Indigenous-led economic development opportunities in Canada’s forest sector. By investing in forest sector technologies, we provide greener solutions that tackle climate change and build a low-carbon economy.Today’s announcement builds on Budget 2019 funding of $12.6 million for the IFI program to support Indigenous-owned forest businesses that build capacity and create jobs in communities increasing and diversifying forest sector opportunities.The forest sector brings value, both economically and spiritually, to Indigenous communities. This project builds a stronger Indigenous forest sector that thrives and sustains its economic resilience.Quotes“Indigenous Peoples are taking economic development into their own hands and succeeding. The Indigenous Forestry Initiative supports Indigenous forestry workers and businesses with new opportunities to expand operations and grow while bringing local benefits to their communities.”The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr.Minister of Natural Resources“When Indigenous Peoples can participate more fully in Canada’s economy, our entire country benefits. This investment will help Acadia First Nation use their traditional lands to grow a forestry business that is sustainable and profitable. That means good jobs, more revenue for their community and a stronger, more diversified forest industry in Nova Scotia.”The Honourable Bernadette JordanMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast GuardMember of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margarets“Through Natural Resources Canada’s Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) program, we will continue to invest and support sustainable forest resource management practices while providing meaningful training and employment in the Forestry Sector.”Deborah RobinsonChief, Acadia First Nation“The activities supported under Natural Resources Canada’s Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) program will assist Acadia First Nation’s strategic management decisions in enhancing economic return from harvesting while promoting the concept of Netukulimk – achieving adequate standards of community nutrition and economic well-being without jeopardizing the integrity, diversity or productivity of our environment and enhancing forest health.”Jeff PurdyCouncillor, Acadia First Nation“This program administered by Natural Resources Canada assists Acadia First Nation to navigate through these uncertain times with strategic planning toward sustainable markets while practising management that will create employment and promote forest ecological well-being.”Rachel StevensonDirector of Economic Development, Acadia First Nation /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:Canada, climate change, Economic Development, efficiency, employment, environment, Fisheries, Forestry, Government, Indigenous, Investment, Jordan, parliament, production, resilience, sustainablelast_img read more

Australia Joins International Alliance to Conserve Planet’s Biodiversity

first_imgAustralia Joins International Alliance to Conserve Planet’s Biodiversity Prime MinisterAustralia has joined an international coalition of countries committed to forging a global deal to conserve 30 per cent of the world’s land and sea, in order to halt the loss of biodiversity.Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the G7 Summit that Australia will join the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People, an intergovernmental group of 60 countries.The HAC is a global pact to protect 30 per cent of the world’s land and sea, to halt the loss of species and ecosystems. G7 leaders have championed global biodiversity targets and with a view to supporting these global targets, Australia is committing to protecting a combined 30 per cent of domestic land and ocean by 2030.“Australia is a frontrunner when it comes to taking action to conserve our biodiversity,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.“Currently, Australia has more than 29 per cent of its land and sea in protected areas, compared to 15 per cent of land and 7 per cent of seas globally. We are well placed to make a strong contribution to a global ’30 by 30′ target and encourage other countries to do the same.“Australia should be proud of our world-leading environmental credentials, including our actions to manage the impacts of climate change.“We support the aim of an ambitious post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, to be agreed under the Convention on Biological Diversity when the parties meet in Kunming China, in October this year.”Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley highlighted the importance of countries working together to protect the resilience of natural systems that support climate stability, food supply and water.“Being part of the HAC will allow Australia to play a leadership role in managing oceans, the Convention on Biological Diversity negotiations, and to promote the positive environmental outcomes we are achieving through our National Reserve System and Indigenous Protected Areas,” Minister Ley said.“Australia has one of the world’s largest representative systems of marine protected areas, covering 37 per cent of Australian waters, and we are looking to extend that to up to 45 per cent. With one of the world’s largest maritime jurisdictions and measures already in place to protect the biodiversity of our land, we have demonstrated the ’30 by 30′ target is achievable.“We look forward to working with like-minded countries in finding the best ways to implement the detail of the 30 x 30 targets.”The HAC is co-chaired by Costa Rica and France, with the United Kingdom as ocean co-chair. /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:Australia, Australian, biodiversity, China, climate change, Costa Rica, diversity, environment, France, G7, global biodiversity, Government, Indigenous, Morrison, Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, United Kingdomlast_img read more

Let’s talk about Rx use: Recognizing and reversing an overdose

first_imgShallow or no breathing No response to stimulus (i.e. being pinched) As addiction to opiates continues to be a major public health concern, it has become increasingly important to know how to respond to possible overdose situations. Knowing how to prevent and recognize the signs of an overdose, and how to respond to it, may save a life. Here’s what you need to know.Opioids and overdose risksOpioids include any drug that is derived from opium, also called opiates. This includes most prescription pain medications, such as morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and OxyContin. Opiates also include illicit drugs such as heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil. Overdoses from these types of medications and drugs can be fatal and difficult to predict.Mixing any type of prescription medication with alcohol or other drugs drastically increases the likelihood of adverse effects. Depending on the medication used, mixing can lead to potential seizures, alcohol poisoning, heart problems, impaired breathing and an increased likelihood of an overdose and death.Other risk factors include the quality of the medication (which may be unknown, even to the user), the user’s personal tolerance and use patterns, the environment in which they are using and any underlying health problems that can slow the respiratory system.How to Save a Life trainingLearn how to recognize and respond to an alcohol- or opioid-related emergency in this free 30-minute training provided by Health Promotion. Request a training session online. Exploring Substance Use WorkshopThis free, voluntary workshop provides students with a safe, non-judgmental space where they can explore their relationship with substance use and discuss ways to maximize their experience. Students of all levels of use and non-use are welcome. Contact Health Promotions to register: 303-492-2937.Recognizing an overdoseIf you think someone might be at risk of an overdose, look for these signs:Pinpoint (small) pupils Make a fist, and use your knuckles to apply downward pressure to their sternum; this is a test to see if they respond to the pain stimulus Gurgling/heavy wheezing or snoring soundIf any of these signs are present:Ask if the person is alright and look for a response Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Blue or grayish lips/fingernails If they do not respond:Call 911 Categories:SafetyCampus Community Administer naloxone if available (described below) Reversing an overdoseNaloxone, or Narcan, is a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose by helping a person start breathing again. Naloxone does not cause harm when used on a person that is not experiencing an overdose, so if when in doubt, use it. Naloxone is available at select pharmacies and can be purchased by anyone without a prescription.Naloxone only works for 30-90 minutes, so it is important to call 911 before administering it, as the person can go back into an overdose even after the Naloxone is administered. They will also need immediate medical attention when the Naloxone wears off.How to help a friendFor those interested in recovery and treating addiction, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (located in Wardenburg Health Center and C4C S440) provides individual therapy, referrals to community resources and ongoing suboxone treatment, which provides medically assisted support to those with an opiate addiction.The CU Collegiate Recovery Center (located in UMC 102) provides meetings and support groups, substance-free events and activities, peer support and more for students in recovery or interested in pursuing recovery.Learn more about alcohol and other drugs policies and resources at CU Boulder. Published: Jan. 23, 2019 Start CPRlast_img read more

Jamaica Welcomes Ninth Prime Minister

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The transition of leadership of the Government will be completed on Sunday at King’s House, when the Hon. Bruce Golding will formally tendered his resignation as Prime Minister to the Governor-General, and Education Minister, Hon. Andrew Holness sworn in as the country’s ninth leader. Mr. Golding, who presided over his final Cabinet meeting on October 18, used the occasion to thank his Ministers for their support and hard work under his leadership. On assuming the most powerful executive position in the country’s political directorate, Mr. Holness will also create history by being the youngest person to do so, at age 39. Mr. Holness was endorsed as the JLP’s candidate to contest the West Central St. Andrew constituency in the 1997 General Elections, which he won, to become the area’s Member of Parliament (MP). In so doing, Mr. Holness became the youngest MP that year, at age 25. Between 1999 and 2007, Mr. Holness served as Opposition Spokesperson on Land and Development; Housing; and Education. Interspersed with these duties, was his successful defence of the West Central St. Andrew seat, during the 2002 national elections. He was appointed Education Minister, a position he has held since, and also has the distinction of being the youngest person appointed a Cabinet Minister by Mr. Golding. RelatedJamaica Welcomes Ninth Prime Minister RelatedJamaica Welcomes Ninth Prime Minister Jamaica Welcomes Ninth Prime Minister Office of the Prime MinisterOctober 21, 2011center_img RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Advertisementslast_img read more