Or let’s take it up a notch, and say if you are handed the wooden spoon three times on the trot, you enter a play-off against the team with the most points over the past three European Nations Cups. Everyone will have an idea of how to make it fair, I’m sure, but the point remains – ring-fencing the Six Nations is never going to help the smaller European nations develop.One last point, why can’t the home nations head east on their summer tours for a change? Yes, the odd venture to Argentina and USA is great for marketing purposes, and of course you want a crack at a New Zealand or an Australia on their own turf, but should we find room in the calendar for England, Ireland, Wales or Scotland to head to Eastern Europe, and with reduced travel, play more than one side. Russia, Germany, Romania, Spain and the aforementioned Georgians are all desperate to play the big boys – giving them a shot once every four years just isn’t good enough. REMEMBER LIFE before the 2007 World Cup? It was a simpler, less complex time, when the Six Nations teams dominated the northern hemisphere and the power triumvirate of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa bestrode the game below the equator. Then Argentina up and under-ed their way past France and into a semi-final, Ireland scraped past Georgia and Fiji saw off Wales in an epic encounter for the neutral.Fast-forward seven years and that could be pinpointed as the moment everything changed and the minnows scrapped their way onto the top table, even if they were just feeding off the scraps.Only that’s what we hoped in an idealistic rugby utopia, yet nothing has really changed, has it? Of course, we all stood by and applauded when the Tri-Nations became the Rugby Championship in opening its doors to Los Pumas, and when New Zealand confirmed their first-ever Test visit to Samoan soil – admittedly fter much chiding – we sat back at a job well done at our inclusive nature.Catch me if you can: Izzy Folau gives the Pumas the runaround in The Rugby ChampionshipBut what about closer to home? Well, five became six back in 2000. Italy has undoubtedly helped the tournament grow and Rome is now a much loved destination for the fans, but I don’t think we should stop there. Of course I’m not after a Ten Nations but relegation and promotion in the Six Nations has to be considered.There are issues, of course – there always are – with the European Nations Cup (the Six Nations second division to you and I) taking place over two seasons instead of one, and of course the federations that control the home nations are hardly going to be tripping over themselves to promote it, but surely we should be moving mountains to give teams a shot at the top table. Georgia’s Mamuka Gorgodze gets to grips with Romania Viorel Lucaci in the European Nations Cup With Argentina just about to enter their third Rugby Championship, Mark Coughlan argues it’s about time we in the Northern Hemisphere considered a more meritocratic Six Nations LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Take Georgia, for example. A side growing in stature year on year. They lie less than a point behind Italy in the IRB rankings and Mamuka Gorgodze was named the best foreigner in the Top 14 in 2011, while seven of their current squad play in the same league. Indeed the Georgians have now topped the second-tier tournament for six of the last seven years, and completed another ‘Grand Slam’ this season.On thin ice: Italy are now less than a point above Georgia in the IRB rankingsWould anyone begrudge the Georgians a two-legged play-off against an Italian side that lost every game they played in this year’s Six Nations, or are we accepting a glass ceiling for a ‘developing nations’ is meritocratic. If Italy beat Georgia, then nobody can complain, but if the Georgians can prove they belong in the top tier, why not give them a season to prove it? Italy spend a year playing against smaller nations and – if they’re good enough – get their chance to earn their place back in the top tier next time out. Just imagine the excitement surrounding a Six Nations play-off.
Please enter your name here By John Haughey, The Center SquareA Florida House panel Thursday approved a proposed bill to establish a minimum arrest age of 7-years-old unless the child commits a “forcible felony.”“In Florida, there is no statute specifying any minimum age for arrest, which means there is nothing legally preventing a preschooler, two-and-a-half years-old, from being arrested,” bill sponsor Rep. Patricia Williams, D-Ft. Lauderdale, told the House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee.The proposal is not motivated by politics but “#commonsense,” she added.Williams’ House Bill 303 advanced in a 16-1 vote despite several Republicans expressing reservations about forcing law enforcement officers to make snap judgments about a child’s age when responding to an incident.The bill’s next, and last, stop before reaching the House floor is the Judiciary Committee.HB 303’s Senate companion, Senate Bill 626, sponsored by Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, is set for a second Senate hearing before the Criminal Justice Committee Tuesday.Referring to the much-publicized September 2019 arrest of a 6-year-old girl after throwing a “temper tantrum” at an Orlando-area elementary school, Williams said 22 states have minimum arrest ages ranging from 6-years-old in North Carolina to 12-years-old in California and Michigan.“I would love us have to have 12” be the minimum age but it was “negotiated down to 7,” a concession that garnered support from House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, she said.“Make Florida the next state to establish a minimum arrest age aimed at protecting our young children,” Williams said.Rep. Spencer Roach, R-North Ft. Myers, said a minimum arrest age puts law enforcement officers in a difficult position.“How is the officer supposed to determine the age of a child in, sort of, the heat of the battle, and know when they can or cannot act?” asked Roach, a former law enforcement officer who cast the lone dissenting vote. “My concern is that we’re putting law enforcement officers in a really untenable position.”“If you’re a trained officer,” Williams responded, “you’re trained to deescalate certain things, and if you can’t control a 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-year-old, I have questions about you being a police officer.”Florida Smart Justice Alliance Vice-Chair Barney Bishop was the only speaker to testify against HB 303.The alliance “opposes this bill for a very good reason – because this bill is letting you think this is just about kids who are misbehaving” but “that’s not indicative of what is happening in our state.”Bishop said in fiscal year 2017, 170 Florida children younger than 9 were arrested. The following year, 129 children younger than 9 were arrested.“Almost all were for felonies – felonies,” he said.“What age does a child’s behavior demand they be treated like a criminal?” he said. “This isn’t about temper tantrums. This is about arresting children who are a danger to themselves and others.”Bishop, a former Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) president/CEO, drew heated criticism during a Feb. 17 hearing on Roach’s college free speech proposal, HB 233, when he said hate groups like the KKK deserve equal protection under the First Amendment, even on historically Black college and university campus.His Thursday’s comments drew similar rebuke.“I cannot believe we’re having this conversation,” said Rep. James Bush, D-Opa Locka. “To set some minds at ease that are concerned about somebody coming in with a weapon or a baseball bat or attacking somebody or whatever, they can still be arrested even if they’re 4” because that qualifies as a “forcible felony.”“We say teenagers are not developed until they’re 25, and we’re talking about putting a 6-year-old in jail in handcuffs,” said Rep. Dianna Hart, D-Tampa. “This is crazy, honestly.” Reply Joanne Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSFlorida LegislatureHouse Bill 303Juvenile JusticeMinimum Arrest AgeSen. Randolph BracySenate Bill 626The Center Square Previous articleFlorida misses out on Medicaid funding in COVID-19 relief packageNext articleExpect weekday construction detours on Lake Apopka Loop Trail starting March 15 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida state Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-OrlandoSteve Cannon / AP You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 March 15, 2021 at 8:20 am 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You say arresting a six-year-old is crazy but arresting a seven year old is not! If a 7 year old commits a crime bad enough to be arrested, then it would be the parents to blame and they are probably the ones that should be arrested not the child! If a child sees fighting and violence in their home, that’s all they know! If a child sees their Dad with a gun, that’s what they learn! If parents leave their weapons around for children to use they should get arrested! Get the child some help but don’t arrest them and throw them in jail at 7 years old! The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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Linkedin Print Advertisement NewsBreaking newsChildren evacuated from hospital over blazeBy admin – September 22, 2013 595 Facebook Email By KATHRYN HAYESSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A NUMBER of children have had to be evacuated from the Paediatric Unit of one of the country’s busiest hospitals after a fire broke out this evening.The blaze started in a plant room at University Hospital Limerick, formerly known as the Mid Western Regional Hospital at around 6.45pm this evening.Some 16 patients were evacuated from the Paediatric Unit and brought to other parts of the hospital, after a fire broke out in the plant room on the roof of the laboratory located overhead the childrens unit.Nobody was injured in the fire and a number of units from Limerick Fire Service are at the scene being supported by units from Shannon town.A spokesman for the hospital said visitors are being asked to stay away tonight but it is hoped to have the hospital “fully functional in a number of hours”. Previous articleFire reported in a laboratory close to the paediatric unit of University Hospital LimerickNext articleHospital fire being brought under control admin Twitter WhatsApp
WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebook The National Health Mission of Madhya Pradesh Selects Glocal Healthcare Systems to Bring Telehealth to 13.75 Million Citizens in the Republic of India By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 TAGS Facebook KOLKATA, India & PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Glocal Healthcare Systems (or Glocal), the comprehensive technology based healthcare system that spans from brick and mortar to digital, from villages to metros and from primary care to tertiary care, today announced the awarding of 550 new locations for Primary Health Centers (PHCs) by the National Health Mission of Madhya Pradesh. The telemedicine centers will be developed to serve a mainly rural population of approximately 13.75 million. Each PHC will be strategically located to provide health services to underserved communities of approximately 25,000 people. Glocal’s model was designed to meet the United Nations goal to increase access to healthcare in a sustainable fashion worldwide. When fully implemented, Glocal will serve as one of the largest telehealth providers worldwide. Syed Sabahat Azim, MD, Founder and CEO of Glocal and Chief Executive Officer, International of UpHealth said, “The need for integrated, sustainable solutions in healthcare continues to be a challenge not only in India but in developed and lesser developed nations. We honoured to partner with the National Health Mission of Madhya Pradesh and we look forward to bringing our urgently needed, life changing results to millions.” Chhavi Bhardwaj, MD, National Health Mission of Madhya Pradesh stated, “We are more than pleased to partner with Glocal as they expand access to better healthcare, especially in the underserved rural areas of Madhya Pradesh. We envision a public/private collaboration, using state-of-the-art technology, that meets the healthcare needs of many, without the need for extensive travel. This initiative, under the guidance of the Hon’ble Minister and as per the vision of the Hon’ble Chief Minister is to ensure that people in rural parts of the state get access to specialist doctors and we hope that this program will be very successful.” The State of Healthcare in Madhya Pradesh: In Madhya Pradesh, as in too many rural places around the world, healthcare infrastructure is quite poor, and ailing patients often travel miles to access healthcare services in the nearby towns or cities. This leads to consumption of both time and money. In many cases the patients’ health deteriorates due to long travel in public transport. As per 2018 data (NHP 2018), there were only 4593 doctors in Madhya Pradesh public facilities. While the World Health Organization recommends that the doctor: patient ratio should be 1:1000, in Madhya Pradesh the ratio is 1: 17192 (based on Government facility doctors). Moreover, the data also indicates that 37% of the doctors’ post were vacant and 13% of the PHCs were without a doctor. The problem worsens when the out-of-pocket expenditure (OOP) is considered. Studies demonstrate that the on an average, a patient spends ₹574 (US $7.85) per episode on OOP. The cost-of-service delivery averages ₹604 (US $8.26), therefore, the gross cost of OPD, per episode, is well above ₹1100 (US $15.05) making it extremely unaffordable. The unavailability of good quality-of-care in public facilities together with the high OOP drives away the rural patient to seek healthcare from expensive private facilities. This contributes to the increase in rural poverty and rise in both morbidity and mortality. The Government of Madhya Pradesh’s vision is to ensure equity in healthcare with access to good quality healthcare for everyone. It is leveraging technology to ensure universal healthcare. This program is part of this vision. Glocal’s Solution: Glocal is a state-of-the art service delivery solution which is not only affordable, but is seamlessly available during working hours across the selected PHCs and ensures a high quality of care through qualified and experienced specialists. The telemedicine network shall be set-up to provide services of General Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics. Glocal anticipates providing healthcare to about 50 patients daily from each of these 550 PHCs. After fully operational, Glocal’s centres will have the capacity to administrate services to at least 27,000 patients daily and approximately 8 million telemedicine consults annually. Al Gatmaitan, DSc, FACHE, Co-Chief Executive Officer & President, UpHealth, which has an equity investment in Global added, “Glocal’s telemedicine solutions address 3 major healthcare issues: Affordability, Accessibility and Accountability. Dr. Syed Sabahat Azim’s ideas began in India and his visionary implementation of better sustainable healthcare has been recognized at the New Economy Forum in New York when Bloomberg showcased his work as a Game Changer and Bloomberg Businessweek showcased him as one of four people who are shaking up emerging markets. Dr Azim was been declared Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 by the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation for Social Enterprise. Glocal’s model has been successfully implemented in 10 Lesser Developed Nations with plans for additional expansion. With the global COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to providing real, life changing solutions as envisioned by the United Nations.” About Glocal Healthcare: Glocal is a tech and process based platform to make healthcare affordable, accessible and accountable. Set up in 2010, Glocal is a social venture that seeks to bring State of Art Healthcare to the rural population in India through an integrated model of block level comprehensive primary & secondary care hospitals, digital dispensaries and technology. Glocal stands for global quality, delivered at a local level. About UpHealth Holdings, Inc.: UpHealth is a global comprehensive digital health technology and tech-enabled services platform that empowers providers, health systems and payors globally to manage care for people with complex medical, behavioral and social needs, while dramatically improving access to primary care. 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The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Home Price Appreciation Accelerates; Foreclosure Sales Slow Tagged with: Auction Foreclosure Home Sales Price Appreciation RealtyTrac REO Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: National Housing Market Improves in April Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 5/29/2014 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Home Price Appreciation Accelerates; Foreclosure Sales Slow Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 29, 2014 744 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago U.S. residential properties sold at an estimated annual pace of 5.2 million in April, according to RealtyTrac’s April 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report. April’s sales pace is a decrease of less than 1 percent from March, but an increase of 4 percent from April 2013.”April home sales numbers are exhibiting the continued effects of low supply and still-strong demand that exist in many markets across the country,” said Daren Blomquist, VP at RealtyTrac. “Annualized sales volume nationwide decreased on a monthly basis for the sixth consecutive month and the 4 percent annual increase in April was the lowest year-over-year increase so far this year. Meanwhile median home prices nationwide increased to the highest level since December 2008.”The median sales price of both distressed and non-distressed properties was $172,000 in April, an increase of 4 percent from March and an increase of 11 percent from the previous year. April’s increase was the biggest year-over-year increase since U.S. median prices bottomed out in March 2012, according to RealtyTrac.”U.S. median home prices have now increased 21 percent since hitting bottom in March 2012, although they are still 28 percent below their pre-recession peak of $237,537 in August 2006,” Blomquist continued.April marked the 25th consecutive month where U.S. median prices increased on an annual basis, according to RealtyTrac.Short sales and foreclosures declined for the month, dropping to 15.6 percent of all sales in April, down from 16.5 percent of all sales in March. Short sales and distressed sales are down yearly from 17.2 percent from April 2013.Metro areas with the highest share of combined short sales and distressed sales were Las Vegas, Nevada (37.7 percent); Stockton, California (33.3 percent); Modesto, California (31.7 percent); Lakeland, Florida (31.4 percent); Orlando, Florida (29.3 percent); and Cleveland, Ohio (27.8 percent).REO properties accounted for 9.2 percent of nationwide sales in April, down from 9.7 percent of all sales in March and down from 10 percent of all sales in April 2013.Auction sales for the month accounted for 1.2 percent of sales, down from 1.3 percent of all sales in March, but still up from 0.8 percent of all sales in April 2013, according to the company. Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Subscribe Auction Foreclosure Home Sales Price Appreciation RealtyTrac REO 2014-05-29 Colin Robins
About Author: Xhevrije West Previous: Five Star Partners With Industry to Launch Mortgage Diversity Council Next: CoreLogic Launches New Compliance Solution to Help Lenders With TRID Sandra BraunsteinMinnesota-based risk management and compliance solutions provider Wolters Kluwer Financial Services recently announced that former federal regulator Sandra Braunstein will provide compliance management and Community Reinvestment Act consulting services to the company’s U.S. banking clients.Braunstein will also be collaborating with, and advising the Wolters Kluwer executive team on a range of strategic initiatives, according to the company. She retired from her role as director of the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Consumer and Community Affairs after nearly 27 years of serving the agency in April 2014.In her role as director of the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Braunstein served as chief executive officer for all of the agency’s consumer protection, consumer compliance supervision, and community development programs. She also served as the chief policy adviser to the Board of Governors, including the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, on all consumer and community development matters.During Braunstein’s career with the Board, she led the development of a new regulatory framework for credit cards and helped establish sweeping new regulatory protections for consumers in the residential mortgage market. She also oversaw the creation of mortgage foreclosure mitigation and neighborhood stabilization programs. In addition, Braunstein played a key role in the transition of division staff and resources to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2010 to 2011.Prior to her service at the Board, Braunstein held positions in economic and community development for nonprofit, government, and private-sector organizations, and in the consulting industry. She is a graduate of the American University.“The deep insight and experience that Sandy brings not only to Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ consulting practice and clients but to our executive leadership team is truly unique and extraordinary,” said Timothy Burniston, EVP of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ Consulting Practice in the U.S. “Her perspectives will provides us with valuable insight into regulatory expectations as we continue to navigate the growing complexities of the broad field of compliance, and address and meet the needs of our customers. I am elated to have the opportunity to work with her again.” in Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Compliance Management Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Compliance Management Wolters Kluwer Financial Services 2015-06-23 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Featured / Wolters Kluwer Hires Former Fed Regulator Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Wolters Kluwer Hires Former Fed Regulator The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe June 23, 2015 853 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
Newsx Adverts LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – January 16, 2012 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Twitter Previous articleNo plans yet for Hamilton Shirt Factory site following weekend demolition.Next articleCross-party deputation from County Council to seek urgent meeting with Phil Hogan News Highland Google+ Twitter Hospital beds are to close across the country – but the H-S-E says it’s too early to say how many.Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim currently have 331 acute hospital beds – that number will be reduced by 15 in 2012.The Executives’s also closing at least 555 public nursing home beds – in a bid to deal with budget cuts. However, there’s no indication of how many beds will close in Donegal, neither is there any reference to the possible closure of Lifford Hospital.Chief Executive Cathal Magee says the cuts to frontline services are unavoidable – especially as thousands of staff leave by the end of next month.The report also confirms that a number of Capital projects will be completed or become operational in 2012. The main Donegal will be the Glenties Primary Care Centre and the new Medical Block at Letterkenny General Hospital. Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week HSE publishes service plan with no confirmation of Donegal bed closure plans WhatsApp Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest
LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Councillor Terence Slowey paid ‘huge political price’ for double claim News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Previous articleSinn Fein seek firm commitment on Altnagelvin Radiotherapy unutNext article140 people apply for 50 summer jobs at Lough Derg News Highland Facebook By News Highland – March 15, 2011 Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Donegal Councillor Terence Slowey has appeared before the Standards in Public Office Commission in relation to expense claims made by him in 2008.The Fine Gael councillor admitted at the hearing in Dublin that he had filed a double claim during the period but claimed he had done so in error, and said he had paid a huge political price for the mistake.The case related to claims made by Cllr Slowey for attending two conferences in Co Kerry and Co Cork between October 16th and October 18th in 2008, one on behalf of Donegal County Council, the other on behalf of the Border Regional Authority.The Commission was told Cllr Slowey claimed for travel expenses to and from Co Donegal for both conferences, gaining over €2,400 in expenses. He had immediately accepted he was paid twice, and repaid half the money.Cllr Slowey said the day he submitted the claims was “very busy and full of meetings”, and he did not consciously break the rules but did so “in error”.Cllr Slowey told the commission he had suffered a loss of prestige and had paid a “huge price politically” as a result of media interest in the case. He said he had missed out on being selected to run for Fine Gael in both the recent General and Seanad elections as a result of the hearing.Commission Chairman Justice MP Smyth said the board would report its findings in three to four weeks. Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also