Y2K? Y go 2 waste? Two enterprising US charities are asking all those who stored food and supplies in anticipation of social breakdown due to the Y2K “bug” to donate them to charity. Two enterprising US charities are asking all those who stored food and supplies in anticipation of social breakdown due to the Y2K “bug” to donate them to charity. Second Harvest is running the Y Go 2 Waste campaign, which runs from 15th January to 15th February, and Americares is seeking donated goods too.Read UK Fundraising’s coverage of Millennium-related fundraising and the Y2K bug. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 January 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
In a report released March 20, Amnesty International (amnesty.org) made the following three points about U.S. military intervention in Somalia, in the part of northeast Africa known as the Horn: Forensic investigation yields credible evidence that 14 civilians were killed in just five strikes. There have been more than 100 strikes by U.S. drones and piloted aircraft since early 2017. Strikes in Somalia tripled under Donald Trump, outpacing strikes in Yemen and Libya combined.“In the incidents presented in this report, civilians were killed and injured in attacks that may have violated international humanitarian law and could, in some cases, constitute war crimes,” the report said. The attacks take place under the U.S. Africa Command, or Africom, which stations more than 7,000 U.S. troops at bases throughout Africa.While U.S. strikes have escalated, U.S. intervention in the Horn of Africa is nothing new. It has taken place for decades under both Democratic and Republican administrations under different pretexts. The pretexts are a cover for U.S. imperialism’s geostrategic and economic interests in the region.Ogaden War of 1977-78In 1977, under President Jimmy Carter, the U.S. aimed to counter a revolutionary, pro-socialist government that had seized power in Ethiopia and begun to align with the Soviet Union and other members of what was then the socialist camp. Somalia, which borders Ethiopia, claimed land in the Ogaden region, which had some ethnic Somali population. Carter armed Somalia to provoke a war against Ethiopia, claiming this was to defend self-determination. After the failure of attempts by Cuba’s Fidel Castro to bring the leaders of Somalia and Ethiopia together to avert war, Somalia invaded. The USSR, Cuba and the German Democratic Republic aided Ethiopia, which defeated the Somali Army. The government of Somalia fled the country later in 1991, leaving no central state power in charge. In the same period, concurrent with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the revolutionary Ethiopian government was overthrown by a pro-U.S. grouping.‘Black Hawk Down’ — 1993Under the George H.W. Bush administration, the U.S. military intervened in Somalia in 1992, this time claiming it was a humanitarian mission — to feed starving Somalis. The occupation continued under Bill Clinton, still with the “humanitarian” pretext, until a helicopter was shot down in Mogadishu, the capital, and U.S. troops were killed. The U.S. left in 1994.Most people will know this only from a chauvinist movie, “Black Hawk Down,” whose only virtue is that it keeps the knowledge of this criminal U.S. intervention alive, if distorted. The truth was that U.S. air strikes killed 50 Somali elders who were holding a meeting. The murders made the population furious against the U.S. and led to the deaths of many U.S. troops. Ethiopian troops, led by a pro-Western government, invaded unstable Somalia in 2006. Ethiopian, Kenyan and other African troops have operated in the country with U.S. air support to back up a weak Somali regime in Mogadishu.The current pretext for U.S. intervention is allegedly to confront “terrorism.” The main organization fighting the Mogadishu government is called “Al Shabab” (The Youth), although the U.S. claims the Islamic State group (IS) forces also operate there. Thus, over the course of the last 42 years, Washington has used three different pretexts to try to justify the war crimes committed by U.S. military forces against the Somali people. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission to Mexico Facebook Twitter USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse is leading a U.S. ethanol mission to Mexico on May 24–25 to explore trade opportunities between the two countries.The mission participants include representatives from the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council who will attend meetings with government officials, legislators and the Mexican private industry.As USDA explained, mission members will share their experiences with both ethanol production and the development of renewable fuels policies, with the goal of demonstrating how Mexico can implement its own renewable fuels program.State-owned oil company PEMEX has plans to begin selling E6 (5.8 percent) ethanol-blended gasoline in selected cities in the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, and Veracruz. Implementation of a nationwide E6 fuel option in Mexico would create a potential market for 790 million gallons of ethanol.“Mexico, with the right policies in place, has the potential to achieve similar benefits producing ethanol from sugarcane,” Scuse said in a statement. “We view this as a partnership that can provide benefits for both Mexico and the United States.”“The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of ethanol and for several years now has been the low cost supplier as well, allowing us to dramatically increase our exports. With domestic use artificially capped by EPA at 14.8 billion gallons, we will continue to seek export opportunities,” said Renewable Fuels Association General Counsel Ed Hubbard, who is on the trade mission. “The world is short on octane and looking for low carbon alternative fuels to meet the climate change goals set in Paris last December. This is the right time to explore new trade opportunities. Mexico, in particular, should be looking for replacements to the highly toxic MTBE. Ethanol can help.”“This trade mission is an excellent example of the importance of ethanol to the success of nations looking to reduce their imports of harmful fossil fuels in favor of a cleaner burning and a more economical fuel,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “It is also equally important to our goal of expanding the marketplace for U.S. ethanol, which is why we’re proud to be participating in this mission.”“With the current reform to energy regulations in Mexico, the U.S. Grains Council believes that now’s the time to introduce ethanol into the Mexican fuel market in hopes of it one day becoming the principle oxygenate used in the country,” said Ryan LeGrand, USGC director in Mexico. “We see significant potential for exports of U.S. ethanol to Mexico — and therefore, U.S. grain demand — if the right policies are in place.” Previous articleFritz Joins AgriNovusNext articleIndiana Farmers Move Fast on Planting Catch-up Gary Truitt SHARE Home Energy USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission to Mexico Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 23, 2016
WhatsApp Print NewsBreaking newsFocus must not detract from delivering year to remember through Limerick City of CultureBy admin – November 27, 2013 692 Linkedin Facebook Email Advertisement Limerick Chamber CEO has stated that the focus of Limerick National City of Culture cannot be deflected by unhelpful criticisms around the project.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Maria Kelly said “There seems to have been some questions raised, for whatever reason, at a national level over recent days and now, indeed, locally across a number of areas.“While some of these questions have been answered satisfactorily, other matters raised seem to be done so with an effort to undermine the project or, at the very least, gain headlines. This is not warranted and not in Limerick’s interest and you have to question the motivation for this.Ms Kelly added that “There has been a magnificent start to The National City of Culture initiative and specifically to Limerick City of Culture 2014, we had a fabulous launch, gaining all the right national attention and here we are only a few weeks later with people seemingly trying to undo that.“If people want to criticise and make assessments, at least let them be fair and happen in due course. Give some time for the National City of Culture project to develop and then we can have a true assessment then. Limerick City of Culture 2014 must be about results and from what we can see so far from the programme and events that have been secured from New Year’s Eve, a really excellent job is being done.The Chamber CEO said she understood why questions were raised regarding the process for the appointment of the CEO, but Limerick Chamber is fully satisfied that the action taken was necessary in the tight timelines and exceptional circumstances that prevailed as explained by Conn Murray.“Ultimately, the issues raised must not be allowed to cloud focus right now, which must be on delivering what will no doubt be a year-long programme that will live long in the memory for Limerick, Ireland and beyond. Patricia Ryan is an excellent appointment and we have every confidence she will deliver a great year for Limerick and leave a legacy of benefit to future National Cities of Culture.” Twitter Previous articleGardai to arrest dangerous driver who terrified pedestrians and childrenNext articleTesco Facebook row rumbles on admin
Pinterest Zane Burke Joins Bardavon Health Innovations’ Board of Directors By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 TAGS Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Bardavon Health Innovations announces Zane Burke, an internationally recognized healthcare executive, has joined its board of directors. Burke brings extensive experience scaling healthcare technology enterprises with highly innovative and disruptive business models. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005765/en/ Zane Burke joins the board of Bardavon Health Innovations, a proactive Workers’ Compensation digital health partner that connects all stakeholders to better manage claims. (Photo: Business Wire) Mr. Burke most recently served as the CEO of Livongo Health, Inc. As CEO, he successfully led the company to the largest consumer digital health initial public offering in July 2019 and its eventual $18.5 billion merger in Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), to form the world’s largest virtual care company. This merger is recognized as one of the largest M&A transactions in 2020. “I am eager to join Bardavon’s board of directors, and to help in their mission to redefine the industry’s current digital health approach to Workers’ Compensation,” said Burke. “Matt Condon is a great leader; I have a lot of respect for what he’s built. Bardavon’s single-minded focus on functional outcomes for injured Workers’ Compensation patients is similar to Livongo’s whole-person strategy. This approach, based on clinical therapy data, provides the innovation this market has been lacking. Matt and his team are bringing a highly differentiated experience to Workers’ Compensation.” Prior to Livongo, Burke spent more than two decades at Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), most recently serving as its President. Burke was a key contributor to Cerner’s growth over his 22-year tenure, where he held several executive roles in sales, strategy, finance, and operations. At the time of his departure from Cerner, the Company was generating over $5 billion in annual revenue with more than 29,000 associates and 27,500 provider facilities in 35 countries. “Zane’s addition to our Board will be catalytic for Bardavon,” said Bardavon Founder and CEO, Matthew Condon. “He intuitively understands the challenges facing employers and providers in today’s digital health marketplace. Zane has a deep knowledge of healthcare and how to build and scale new models for innovation. He knows how healthcare platforms can transform an industry for all stakeholders. His leadership will support Bardavon in achieving its goals.” Bardavon’s national network of therapy providers use bNOTES ®, a proprietary Workers’ Compensation treatment guidance platform, to gather clinical treatment data. This data enables all stakeholders to achieve better health outcomes for America’s injured workers. “Our business, even during COVID-19, is expanding rapidly,” Condon continued. “Zane will provide us unparalleled leadership as we grow and scale our business. Our overall mission is to fix the Workers’ Compensation experience for our partners by linking everyone with digital tools. This creates a new model for Workers’ Compensation care that delivers better functional outcomes.” About Bardavon Health Innovations Bardavon is a privately held proactive Workers’ Compensation digital health partner that connects all stakeholders to better manage claims. We offer injury prevention, treatment, and work readiness solutions through our national network of therapy providers. Bardavon shares a holistic analysis of the claim so America’s Workers’ Compensation patients can achieve optimized functional outcomes and return to full-duty. We treat people right. Bardavon.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005765/en/ CONTACT: Amy Curtis Media Relations Bardavon Health Innovations [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA KANSAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE OTHER HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Bardavon Health Innovations Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 12:25 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 12:25 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005765/en WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleNew Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Utility-Scale Solar in OhioNext articleUnited States Psoriatic Arthritis Market and Competitive Landscape Report 2021: Epidemiology, Key Products Marketed, Market Valuations and Forecast, Drugs Sales and Market Shares – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook
News Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins has slammed the HSE for its handling of the medical cards scheme.Mr Higgins says some of his constituents have had their cards unjustifiably withdrawn.The North West MEP describes the HSE s handling of the medical card scheme is an absolute shambles:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/higg1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebook Google+ Previous article€115,000 worth of drugs seized in BundoranNext article18 Primary Care Centres and Health Centres in Donegal to become smoke free zones News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Northwest MEP slams HSE for its handling of the medical cards scheme Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – November 21, 2013 Twitter
Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Termon filling station ransacked in overnight robbery By News Highland – March 20, 2018 AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleSex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon running for Governor of New YorkNext articleECHR again refuses to classify treatment of “Hooded Men” as torture News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows An investigation has been launched after Sweeney’s filling station in Termon was broken into overnight.Gardai have confirmed that thieves gained access to the property through the roof, with a quantity of goods stolen and considerable damage caused to the premises.Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on 0749153060.Donegal Crime Prevention Officer Sgt. Paul Wallace says it’s not yet known if this latest break in is linked to other similar robberies across the county in recent months:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/paulwallace.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA
Bill Oxford/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(HOUSTON) — Houston has lifted its boil water advisory as much of Texas’ utility services recover from back-to-back winter storms.The boil water advisory in Houston had been in place since Wednesday but has been lifted after water quality testing submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality confirmed that tap water meets all regulatory standards and is safe to drink, according to a press release from the city.“The historic freezing temperatures in Houston last week caused water pressure to drop throughout the city,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement. “I appreciate everyone’s patience as Houston Water crews worked nonstop to restore the pressure and gain the TCEQ’s approval to lift the boil water notice.”Nearly three million bottles of water have been distributed in Houston since Wednesday, Turner said.The freezing temperatures and snow from the storm knocked out power grids, ruptured water mains and rendered water treatment plants unworkable.On Friday, more than 14.4 million people in Texas, about half of the state’s population, were affected by weather-related disruptions to water service. More than 1,100 public water supply systems reported disruptions in service on Friday morning, according to a spokesperson for the TCEQ.More than five million people have come off boil water advisories in the last 48 hours, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a press conference Sunday afternoon. It is unclear how many Texas residents are still under a boil-water advisory. Busted pipes remain an issue, and the state is bringing in more plumbers to speed up the recovery, Abbott said.“We want to make sure that the state is stepping up to do everything that we can to help people in their homes who are trying to repair busted pipes,” he said.About 30,000 Texas residents are still without power, but all power should be restored by Monday, Abbott said.President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster in Texas to allow federal aid to flow into the state.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Hawai’i Pacific Health(HONOLULU) — On Wednesday, somewhere over the Pacific, a woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth to a baby boy.Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga was flying from Salt Lake City to Honolulu on April 28 for a vacation when she gave birth to her son, Raymond.He arrived early at just 29 weeks gestation.Luckily, a doctor from Hawaii and three neonatal intensive care unit nurses from North Kansas City Hospital were also on board the almost seven-hour Delta flight to help Mounga deliver her baby.“We were about halfway through the flight, and we heard someone call out for medical help,” North Kansas City Hospital NICU Nurse Lani Bamfield said in a release. “I went to see what was going on and see her there holding a baby in her hands, and it’s little.”Bamfield and the other neonatal nurses cared for Mounga and Raymond for three hours until the flight landed in Honolulu. They were then transported to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.“I don’t know how a patient gets so lucky as to have three neonatal intensive care nurses onboard the same flight when she is in emergency labor, but that was the situation we were in,” Hawaii Pacific Health family medicine physician Dr. Dale Glenn, who was on board the flight, said in a statement. “The great thing about this was the teamwork. Everybody jumped in together, and everyone helped out.”He described how challenging it was to care for both patients in such a small confined space like an airplane. They also had to improvise on tools, using shoelaces to tie and cut the umbilical cord and an Apple Watch to monitor the baby’s heart rate.Glenn and the team of nurses visited with Mounga and Raymond at the hospital two days after the surprise birth.“We all just teared up,” North Kansas City Hospital NICU Nurse Mimi Ho said in the hospital release. “She called us family and said we’re all his aunties, and it was so great to see them.”Mounga has since been discharged, but Raymond will remain in the NICU until he’s ready to go home, according to Hawaii Pacific Health.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.