Drug policy experts talk about the decriminalisation of people who use…

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Facebook Cllr Daniel ButlerTHE Ana Liffey Drug Project has joined forces with the London School of Economics and Hot Press for a series of Town Hall Events to discuss the decriminalisation of people who use drugs in Limerick. They’ll be hosting an event in the Hunt Museum Café on Tuesday, September 11 to discuss the harms of the current approach, what can be learnt from experiences elsewhere, and what a health led approach to drug use could look like.Along with the expert panel, special guests on the night include Limerick Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr Daniel Butler; Dyrt, the Limerick rapper and spoken word artist who’ll be performing and talking about how drugs have impacted on his community; and Conor Ward, a locally based singer-songwriter whose ‘Hope’ single carries a strong, positive mental health message. All are welcome to attend the event, and join the discussion. Registration is free and anyone interested in the topic is welcome. Register here: https://town-hall-analiffey-limerick.eventbrite.com.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick CityNews NewsSocietyDrug policy experts talk about the decriminalisation of people who use drugs in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 7, 2018 1159 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Email Previous articleKyle Hayes and Brian Ryan nominated for U21 All-Star awardsNext articleCall for Government action to halt post office closures Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students WhatsApp Twitter Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Advertisement Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

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Buckingham Palace is Having a Makeover

first_imgIt looks like the Royal Family has a huge project on their hands. We look forward to seeing the new Buckingham Palace! Buckingham Palace is updating its water and heating systems as part of its multi-million revamp to become more environmentally friendly. The Royal Family also shared a video on their Twitter account detailing the renovations to take place.Watch: The boilers in Buckingham Palace are over 30 years old and, as part of the Reservicing Programme, are in urgent need of replacement. Find out more about how these boilers are being replaced. pic.twitter.com/vsCZcRffOk— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 10, 2019 Queen Elizabeth’s residence, Buckingham Palace is currently being renovated. Several pieces from the  East Wing were transferred to other areas in Buckingham Palace in order for the renovations to take place. According to the Palace,  many items will be on display in Brighton’s Royal Pavilion.Photos of the changes that have taken place were posted on The Royal Family’s official Twitter account.Recently, @RCT have removed all objects from #BuckinghamPalace’s East Wing, including over 3,000 works of art.Shown here is the Principal Corridor, home to the Centre Room, which leads onto the historic balcony – used by the Royal Family on national occasions. pic.twitter.com/OdfH4uXcK9— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 10, 2019last_img read more

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Rally falls short as Stone’s squad stumbles against SDSU

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team used a furious second-half rally to climb back into the game Thursday night, but fell short to South Dakota State 68-65. The first half proved the downfall for the Badgers as they dropped their fourth game in a row.”We just had a horrendous time handling the basketball in the first half,” head coach Lisa Stone said. “I’m disappointed in the first half. We got down and lacked intensity. It was a courageous battle for us to come back, obviously, but it was too little, too late.”South Dakota State had just two field goals in the last 14 minutes of the game, including an eight-minute scoring drought when the Badgers cut it to two. The Badgers trailed by 16 at the half and as many as 21 early in the second half, but went on a 19-0 run that brought the 4,670 in attendance to their feet.The team was sparked by freshman Christine Spencer, who came off the bench to help with defense and even knocked down a 3-pointer for her first points of the year.”I thought we got a nice little lift from Spencer. That’s probably the silver lining of the second half,” Stone said.”When [Christine Spencer] came in, she was determined. Her defense and just our intensity was completely different from the first half,” sophomore forward Danielle Ward said. The teams then traded baskets until the final minute, when Janese Banks, who had a team-high 15 points, hit a runner in the lane to cut it to one with just under a minute to go. On the ensuing defensive possession, Banks took a charge to give the ball back to the Badgers with a chance to take their first lead since early in the first half. Jolene Anderson drove and kicked it to Ashley Josephson, who had a good look, but missed a 3-point attempt. The Badgers fouled, freshman Jennifer Warkenthien missed the first end of a 1-and-1 and the Badgers had a second attempt to take the lead, but Danielle Ward’s jumper rimmed out. This time, Warkenthien dropped both free throws to take a three-point advantage. The comeback attempt came to an end when Banks’ desperation 3 at the buzzer missed everything. Banks earned her first career double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough on this day.”[South Dakota State] wasn’t afraid of us at all, and they shouldn’t be,” Stone said. “(Head coach) Aaron (Johnson) does a great job. They are a good team that knows how to win.”Sophomore guard Andrea Verdegan, who finished the game with 19 points, led South Dakota State. The Wisconsin native had hit just three shots from beyond the arc all year, but knocked down five in the game.”I did grow up a Badger fan and it feels nice. This is a big game and I was really excited. We knew that they were going to be really tough, especially on their home court,” Verdegan said.The South Dakota State defense caused the Badgers fits all day as evidenced by the total number of turnovers (26) to field goals made (25) by the Badgers.”We feel like if we just allowed Wisconsin to go through their half-court offense and execute and have to try and stop those guards, it would be really hard to do that,” Johnson said. “Defensively, one of the things we try to do is be really distracting. We’re not always going to be the quickest and most athletic team out there, but we have a style and a system that really requires us to try and disrupt other offenses.”Wisconsin must now search for answers, and it gets no easier as they head to Lawrence, Kan., for a date with the Jayhawks. The University of Kansas is currently undefeated at 6-0 and is outscoring its opponents by 20.8 points per game. Senior Crystal Kemp leads the team in scoring (15.7) and rebounds (6.5). The last meeting between the two was 10 years ago in the NCAA tournament, where Wisconsin upset the Jayhawks in the first round 73-72. “We have to start over now. Our record is now 0-0. A brand new season starts tomorrow and there’s going to be some changes,” Stone said.last_img read more

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Jamaica calls on rum manufacturers to eye the Caribbean market

first_imgThe Jamaican government wants local rum manufacturing companies to regard the Caribbean region as an important market for their products.“I want to recommend that we target not just the global external market, but the Caribbean, a major market for tourism. Sometimes we overlook the bars at the hotels in the countries of the Caribbean, which the tourists are visiting, but that, too, must be a part of the plan,” said Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw.Millions more to be earned Shaw, who recently toured the National Rums of Jamaica and Clarendon Distillers Limited, said Jamaica’s rum-manufacturing companies can earn millions annually from the regional market.But, he said, they have to research and tap into the various markets for demands that are not being fully satisfied.He also called on Jamaica’s rum-manufacturing companies to seek assistance from his Ministry, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Jamaica Tourist Board, to help with marketing their products across the region.A government statement said that Shaw tour was geared towards having a better understanding of the needs of the rum manufacturers and to create linkages that will assist the companies with marketing and selling their products in the regional and international markets.last_img read more

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VICTORY FOR CAMPAIGNERS AS DIABETES KIDS TO GET THEIR OWN SPECIALIST NURSE

first_imgmap showed how services here were depletedHEALTH Minister James Reilly has given the go-ahead for the appointment of a paediatric diabetes nurse for 140 patients here in Co Donegal.The victory for campaigners came after a meeting  arranged in Dublin today between Joe McHugh TD and Dr Reilly and representatives of the local campaign group.Local Fine Gael election candidate Grace Boyle however says the campaign should not end there – and wants a centre of excellence in the North West. This could be linked to the NHS in Derry.A Clinical Nurse Specialist for children with type 1 diabetes will be based in Letterkenny General Hospital.Grace Boyle said that this is service is absolutely essential for the people of Donegal. She said that the next step is to progress the plan to create a Regional Centre of Excellence to enable pump therapy to be available for children in Donegal. At the moment, children in Donegal have to travel to Dublin for this therapy.* We will have a special report on this story later today.  VICTORY FOR CAMPAIGNERS AS DIABETES KIDS TO GET THEIR OWN SPECIALIST NURSE was last modified: April 8th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:childrendiabetes nursedonegaljoe mchugh tdlast_img read more

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SA, Angola strengthen ties

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma (Left) and AngolanPresident Jose Eduardo Dos Santos have cemented ties between the two countries. (Image: The Presidency) MEDIA CONTACTS • Vincent Magwenya South African presidential spokesperson + 27 72 715 0024 USEFUL LINKS • The Presidency • Business Unity South Africa • Business agreement between South Africa and Angola • Department of International Relations and Cooperation RELATED ARTICLES • SABMiller invests more in Angola • Economic boomtime in Angola • Angola’s four year plan for health • The Southern African DevelopmentCommunity • Wine exports break new records Khanyi MagubanePresident Jacob Zuma’s recent visit to Angola, his first state visit to an African country since his inauguration in May 2009, has borne much fruit for the two countries.Zuma was accompanied by 11 cabinet ministers and over 150 local business leaders – the largest delegation ever to accompany a president on an international trip.Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, who invited Zuma to his resource-rich country from 19 to 21 August, said the historic visit signalled the start of a new era between Africa’s biggest economy and Africa’s biggest oil producer.Dos Santos said South Africa had the skilled labour that Angola needed to help it build infrastructure and develop as a country following its 27-year-long civil war which was formally brought to an end in 2002. Vast stretches of Angola’s roads and many of its buildings were destroyed during the unrest.Several trade agreements, which will go a long way in boosting economic ties between the two countries, were reached during Zuma’s visit. The most significant one involves a cooperation deal in the oil sector.Under the agreement, state oil and gas company PetroSA and its Angolan counterpart Sonangol plan to work together in the exploration, refining and distribution of oil.“Huge opportunities still remain in the petroleum and gas sectors in Angola with 28 of the 51 concessions offshore still to be licensed and explorations under way offshore,” reads a joint statement released by the two bodies.Dos Santos and Zuma also discussed the distribution of electricity from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Grand Inga Dam hydroelectric project, which, according to project leaders, will be able to supply power to the entire African continent with enough left over to sell to Europe.Healing old woundsIn between several scheduled meetings during the visit, Zuma took time to make an emotional pilgrimage to a former anti-apartheid camp where several cadres of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) died in exile. MK was the African National Congress’s (ANC) armed wing during the struggle against white minority rule in South Africa.During this time Angola, through the ruling MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) party, was an ally of the ANC and provided refuge for many political activists and military training for MK soldiers.Zuma also laid a wreath at a monument honouring Angola’s first president Agostinho Neto.“This is to remind us where we come from and encourage us to work harder for the goals for which many lost their lives,” Zuma said at the ceremony.During his visit Zuma also addressed a special seating of the National Assembly in Luanda where he formally thanked Angola for hosting political activists during apartheid.“Angola was our home away from home during very difficult moments in the history of our country and our struggle,” he said.“We would like to express our gratitude for the solidarity and comradeship that was extended by Angolans to the ANC and the people of South Africa during the struggle for our liberation.”Zuma himself spent time in exile in Angola during the apartheid years.A stable AfricaDiscussions between the two heads of state also centred on providing military assistance to other African countries, such as conflict-torn DRC.During the talks Angola and South Africa, both of which currently have the biggest military forces in Africa, explored the issue of a unified peacekeeping force in that country.Addressing the Angolan parliament, Zuma spoke about the importance of a stable Southern African Development Community (SADC).The SADC is an inter-governmental organisation that works towards boosting socio-economic, political and security cooperation, as well as integration among 15 Southern African states.“The organ [SADC] has been seized with various crucial matters such as the situation in Zimbabwe, Madagascar and others, based on the view that peace must prevail in Africa,” Zuma said.“As the current chair of SADC, we will continue to support the inclusive government in Zimbabwe and render whatever assistance our capacity allows. We urge countries of the developed north to join the continent in assisting the people of Zimbabwe to lift themselves out of the socio-economic difficulties they face.”Business for AfricaTurning to business matters during his parliamentary address, Zuma outlined the sectors that will form part of the trade agreements between South Africa and Angola.“The consultation mechanism will help us to consolidate and strengthen friendship and solidarity between the people of the two countries in various areas.“These include trade and industry, mining and energy, defence and security, immigration, tourism, communication, science and technology, banking, transportation, agriculture, fishing and others,” he said.South Africa shares a sound business relationship with Angola. In 2007 South African exports to Angola amounted to R6-billion (US$753.5-million), while Angolan exports to South Africa were in the region of R12-billion ($1.5-billion).Zuma also spoke to the business community of Angola during his visit, emphasising the importance of South Africa’s private sector in helping Angola strengthen its commercial industries.Business Unity South Africa (Busa), who led the business delegation, met with their Angolan counterparts during the tour. Busa was formed in October 2003 through the merging of the Black Business Council and Business South Africa.The body is hailed as one of the first truly unified business organisations in South Africa.It was agreed that the already established Angola-South Africa Business Forum would be vital in coordinating business operations between the two countries.“There’s a lot of energy, a lot of interest, a lot of commitment here at the moment, things are on the boil,” said Jose Severino, president of the Association of Angolan Industry, speaking to newswire AFP about the Busa meeting.“Angola has many, many natural resources and then we see on the South African side there is potential [to] create excellent partnerships to further enhance the growth of our country,” said Severino.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at [email protected]last_img read more

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Protest against NRC reverification notices

first_imgMembers of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday staged a demonstration outside the office of the State Coordinator for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Guwahati to protest the “sudden” notices served on thousands of people belonging to the minority communities for reverification of their documents. The protestors demanded the revocation of the “inhuman” reverification process for people who were asked to go to NRC centres 300-500 km away within 24-36 hours. “This was unnecessary as the Supreme Court had rejected the Centre and State government’s plea for reverification,” CPI(M) secretary Deben Bhattacharya said.last_img

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Champ team Global carries new brand, finds new home in Makati

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “We will generate funds required to form a strong and competitive team. I will be putting more money into young and new players coming [into the new season], which is what Global has done for the longest time.”Jarvis said he already has at least seven players from last season’s team coming back to play in the PPL.The club has also forged a partnership with a Dubai-based sports marketing firm, MMC Sportz, led by Eric Gottschalk.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Global Cebu, a three-time United Football League champion which has struggled financially in the past years, will now be known as United Makati FC.And the team will have a new home pitch at University of Makati Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ONE: Gina Iniong confident she has edge in striking vs Malaysian rising star Jihin Radzuan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Club owner Mark Jarvis announced on Tuesday the renaming of the club once ran by Azkals manager Dan Palami, but stressed that Global will not renege on its agreement to pay several former players.“The history of the club remains,” Jarvis said. “This is just a rebrand for us. But we’re glad that we will be representing the country’s business district in the league.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHounded by ex-players like Anton del Rosario, who demanded to be paid their salary from the 2018 season, Jarvis said they would settle the issue before the Philippines Football League (PPL) kicks off next month.“There were still funds from sponsors from last season that will be used to pay our former players,” Jarvis said.last_img read more

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Smog cover continues to ruin Ranji Trophy matches in Delhi

first_imgThe smog cover in Delhi caused cancellation of play for the second consecutive day in two Ranji Trophy matches with players complaining of irritation in eyes and breathing problems.The matches were group A league encounter between Bengal and Gujarat at the Feroz Shah Kotla and group C match at Karnail Singh Stadium between Tripura and Hyderabad. (Day 1 of Ranji Trophy matches in Delhi called-off due to smog cover)The post-Diwali smog, leading to low visibility and poor air quality, led to multiple inspections but health of the players was paramount for the match officials.At the Karnail Singh Stadium, players were seen wearing anti-pollution masks as they held their morning practice sessions but soon returned to the pavilion.Former India leg-spinner MV Narasimha Rao, who is now director of Hyderabad Cricket Academy, told India Today, “Even yesterday our players did some stretching, catching and knocking exercises and they complained about irritation in their eyes and breathing difficulties. When we saw on TV news in the evening how dangerous the situation is, then we all wore masks. Out of 4 days 2 days have been lost and if it remains like this then it will turn out to be a dead match.”Even the players voiced their concerns at the Karnail Singh stadium. One of them India Today, “The pollution is extreme here in Delhi and it was the same yesterday, we are facing difficulty in breathing so we are wearing masks as we have to play matches in the future and we don’t want to die.”advertisement”We have five more matches and without the mask if we play then we may fall sick and it will not be good for our health,” added another cricketer.Earlier on Saturday, both Manoj Tiwary and Parthiv Patel went out for toss at the Kotla stadium but match referee P Ranganathan along with umpires Virender Sharma and Krishnamachari Bharathan decided against it.While poor light was stated as a reason for play being called off, it’s a rarity that players from both teams complain of burning eyes and breathing problem even when the light had considerably improved for an hour in the afternoon.”The players were complaining that they were having burning sensation in their eyes. It’s bad out there,” Bengal coach Sairaj Bahutule was quoted as saying by PTI yesterday.The situation in Delhi is so bad that there is prediction of smog continuing and little cricket being played. Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary yesterday said the players felt that they could not play amid such a dense smog even before the start of the game.”This is the first time something like this happened in my career. You can’t blame anyone. There is so much burning sensation in the eyes. After toss, umpires asked both me and Parthiv and we both decided that we can’t play.””During warm up we felt that it’s not happening. We have to take care of our health also. This is something unheard of. But we are all responsible because when we burst crackers we really think about environmental pollution,” PTI quoted Tiwary as saying.(With inputs from Ankit Yadav)last_img read more

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