first_img UK migration crisis: How much would it cost the UK to let in all the asylum seekers? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillInteresticleMan Finds Wierd Cave In Scottsdale, Enters And Drops To His KneesInteresticleTaco RelishKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItTaco RelishTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tuesday 4 August 2015 10:07 am whatsapp Nightmarish scenes around the fence bordering the Calais end of the Channel Tunnel in recent days have epitomised what Theresa May has labelled a global migration “crisis”.But is it a crisis? What if the UK just gave up and let everyone in? We ran the numbers, and it would cost the UK taxpayer about £283m a year. That figure breaks down like this: last year 31,945 people applied for asylum in the UK. Each asylum applicant receives £36.95 a week as a minimum for maintenance – with some possible extras if they have young children. That’s a total of £61.4m a year.Read more: The European Commission just unveiled strict new migration rulesHousing all 31,945 asylum seekers for the year would equate to around £6,937 per migrant per year. Added to our maintenance figure, the total figure to house and feed all the asylum seekers who applied to live in the UK last year comes to is £283m.How does that compare to what’s being spent now? A freedom of information request by the Express has revealed that in 2013, the total cost of the 29,875 who sought asylum in the UK was £265m – or 0.04 per cent of GDP, close to the administration bill for the House of Commons. But that’s not taking into account the amount the UK economy is currently losing thanks to the migrant crisis. A (fairly basic, admittedly) calculation by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) estimates the UK is losing as much as £250m a day in trade thanks to delayed shipments of goods, with £2m of fresh produce being dumped each day. Meanwhile, Eurotunnel has spent €13m (£9m) on security measures in the first half of 2015 alone, while the government has pledged an additional £12m for security at the Calais end of the tunnel. Read more: A record number of migrants are dying in the MediterraneanAnd while May has branded the situation a “crisis”, other countries have far higher numbers of asylum seekers. In 2014, Germany received 202,645 applications, while France received 63,100, Italy received 62,735, and Sweden received 81,180. In Germany, 34 per cent of asylum seekers gain refugee status, compared with 18 per cent in France and 26 per cent in Sweden – which has a blanket policy letting anyone from Syria in.Looking at applications for asylum per million of population, the UK has a lower number than most: 493 applications per million people. Compare that to Sweden, where the number increases by almost 17 times to 8343 applications per million people. Even Germany has 2,499 asylum applications per million people. So the UK’s “crisis” pales in comparison to its neighbours.  James Nickerson whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: UK immigrationlast_img read more

first_imgdreamstime_s_60586696 By Mike Wackett 15/12/2020 Record high spot rates from Asia to North Europe and predictions of huge hikes for annual contract rates could lead to a rush of cancelled orders for next year.Retailers in Europe are already nervous about new partial lockdowns stymieing their sales, and the enormous sea freight rates and surcharges they are being billed is significantly adding to their concerns.“We are certainly starting to see customers cancelling, as the rates are beyond ridiculous,” one source told The Loadstar today.It appears carriers are now regularly quoting $10,000 per 40ft HC for January shipments from China to the UK, and another source reported to The Loadstar today he “had heard of $13,500 being quoted”.He added: “I can’t wait for the day certain lines are chasing our business again, and then I will have great pleasure telling them to phone back in 10 years.”And The Loadstar continues to receive complaints about the myriad extra charges by carriers on the tradelane, including a ramping-up of cancellation fees.One UK forwarder source said his carrier was looking at charging a $1,000 per teu booking cancellation fee, two weeks out from 1 January, despite the uncertainty of equipment availability.“That’s $2,000 per feu for doing nothing but reallocating boxes that they don’t have,” said the irate source.There are also concerns in the forwarding community that customers will either refuse, or be unable, to pay all the extra charges being racked up by the supply chain disruptions.Some 6,000 teu carried to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge several weeks ago, due to Ocean Alliance carriers skipping the heavily congested port of Felixstowe, are finally arriving at the London Thamesport Isle of Grain general cargo and container facility this week on two feeder vessels.Communication by the carrier on the relay operation was described by one UK forwarder dealing with customs clearances as “disgraceful”, and another told The Loadstar he feared his boxes could be stuck at Thamesport until after Christmas.“We have been trying to explain to our customer that it is very difficult to get transport from Kent to the Midlands at short notice – not that container haulage isn’t difficult anyway at the moment,” he said. “I don’t blame them for being angry with us and we have sent a very strong protest to the line, but they don’t even bother to reply.”In another instance, eight containers of toys that needed to get to UK stores pre-Christmas, and were due to be unloaded at Southampton, were instead unloaded at Dunkirk after the vessel skipped its UK call. The carrier has advised the forwarder that the transit time for them to be feedered to Southampton would be eight days.“It took the British three days to evacuate 500,000 soldiers [from Dunkirk] in World War II and, 75 years later, it’s taking a shipping line more than double that to transport eight boxes,” the forwarder told The Loadstar.The European Shippers’ Council and forwarding association CLECAT have urged the European Commission to follow the lead of the US Federal Maritime Commission and step up its scrutiny of carrier practices.Meanwhile, the Hutchison Ports-owned port of Felixstowe’s weekly operational update continues to state that it is increasing its labour force by recruiting 104 additional equipment drivers, plus a number of engineers.last_img read more

first_img Robin Gelburd [email protected] I’ve put my family on a health insurance experiment. It’s been a challenge To make wise decisions about their health, consumers need to know how much their health care costs. That’s the growing consensus from all sides of the political spectrum. But because publishing information about health care costs and quality in the same way it is published for books or appliances is a relatively new paradigm, we haven’t really known how — or even if — this kind of transparent information affects consumer behavior.My organization, FAIR Health, recently launched a health care price and quality website, It is powered by our repository of private health care claims data, the nation’s largest. Other price and quality transparency websites exist, but ours is unique both because the data underlying it are more extensive and because our nonprofit organization is known for neutrality. Aimed at increasing the level of transparency available to consumers, the site provides us with an opportunity to observe the impact of price transparency on consumer behavior patterns.Using website analytics and an embedded website survey, we have determined what types of consumers are using YouCanPlanForThis, how they are using it, and whether their use affects their ability to plan for and manage health care costs. The site has become a living laboratory for researchers and policy makers to better understand how consumers use price transparency tools.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Related: I’m the perfect person to price shop for an operation. But the process went terribly Does price transparency influence consumers’ actions?As consumers shoulder ever-larger portions of their health care costs, whether due to high-deductible health plans or changing reimbursement and cost-sharing models, they increasingly need price information to guide their health care decisions. Nearly 60 percent of our survey respondents indicated that the website improved their ability to make health care decisions and navigate the health care system. A sampling of consumer feedback highlights the value of access to price information before and after receiving care:“It gave me a better idea about what a fair price was”“My finances are limited and making a good choice means having all data/information that I can to do what is best for me and my family”“Figured out if the claim payment was correct”“Decided to stay in network”“Informative on costs to be able to have conversation with health care provider”“Gave me insight into how to budget for upcoming health and dental costs” Please enter a valid email address. By Robin Gelburd June 12, 2018 Reprints First OpinionWebsite offers a living laboratory for examining health care prices and quality About the Author Reprints is a health care price and quality website launched by FAIR Health. Screen Capture via FAIRHealth Related: Privacy Policy @FAIRHealth Nearly two-thirds of YouCanPlanForThis users are female, confirming the general understanding that women are traditionally the gatekeepers of family health. And about half of the site’s visitors are age 55 and older. This could be because older individuals are more frequent users of the health care system, or that baby boomers are caregivers to both their parents and children, and thus need to be more mindful of health care planning.The average time consumers spend on the site is four or more minutes, which is higher than the industry standard and suggests substantial engagement. And nearly 75 percent of users are accessing the information on their mobile devices, highlighting the fact that all age groups are using mobile devices, at a higher rate than desktops, to access information online.How are consumers using the site?Our survey showed that 75 percent of users said they visited the site to learn about a medical or dental cost where they lived. Some said they intended to use the estimate to plan for a family member or relative; others to negotiate prices with a doctor or hospital; and some to decide whether to obtain a service or procedure. Seventy-eight percent of respondents said they used the cost estimate in the way they had planned, such as planning for the cost of services from a provider who didn’t take their insurance. This suggests that the site is not only providing information to consumers but is providing real help in their efforts to plan for and manage health care costs.Among the most common medical search terms were MRI, CT scan, colonoscopy, physical therapy, emergency room, and ultrasound. The top dental terms searched were root canal, crown, implant, orthodontic, and bridge. What types of consumers are using the site?Most of the more than 50,000 visitors who have used the site since it was launched in September 2017 have health insurance. Of these, 29 percent were looking up costs for providers who don’t take their insurance, while 26 percent were looking up costs for providers who do take their insurance. Only 15 percent were uninsured, while 30 percent weren’t sure whether they were insured or what kind of costs they wanted to look up. Tags insurancepatientsphysicians Leave this field empty if you’re human: Skeptics say that few people use price transparency tools to manage health care costs. Our analytics and survey counter that claim. At least on YouCanPlanForThis, consumers use price information to plan for and manage their health care costs, and moreover are using it for the reason they intended.Trends we did not anticipate, such as that the majority of users are over 55 and are accessing the site from mobile devices, point to the importance of ongoing empirical research into the effect of price transparency tools on consumer behavior.Because YouCanPlanForThis is a living laboratory, it will take some more time to sift through the results of this social experiment and understand more particulars about how consumers use price transparency tools. We expect that it will continue to show that consumers derive value from such tools and use them to bring greater clarity and precision to their health care decisions.Robin Gelburd, J.D., is the president of FAIR Health, a national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to health care costs and health insurance information. Those numbers show that the site can be useful for a broad array of consumers. Say your provider doesn’t take your insurance. You can discover the usual cost in your area of the procedure you need. That can help you budget for the cost, or decide if you want to choose a provider who does take your insurance. The site can also be used to compare a provider’s price to the other prices listed on the site. That can help with negotiating the cost of a procedure. For uninsured individuals who have to pay the full price of medical services, knowing the usual cost can help them plan and also evaluate the value of insurance.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Nuala Reynolds (née Ward)Patrick Street, Mountrath, LaoisNuala Reynolds (née Ward) formerly Patrick Street, Mountrath Co. Laois. Died October 14th 2018. Peacefully, surrounded by Siobhan and Diarmuid. Beloved grandmother of Patrick and Kate. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Siobhan, son-in-law Diarmuid, grandchildren, sisters Ann (Carey), Clodagh (Moran) and Lucy (Conroy), brother Con, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law neices, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposing at the home of her daughter Siobhan, Cairn Emo (R32NT97) from 5pm on Monday. Recital of The Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to St.Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Fintan’s Cemetery. House Private on Tuesday morning. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Cuisle Center. Donation box will be placed in St Fintan’s Church on Tuesday morning.Joan Long (née Mahony)‘Degorth’, Westfields, North Circular Road, Limerick / Durrow, LaoisJoan died (peacefully) at Corbally House Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late Tom. Dearest mother of Lelia, Brendan, Miriam, Brian and Emmett, adored grandmother of Daragh, Sinead, Maedbh, Daniel, Emer and Eva and loving sister of Larry, Martin, Maura and the late Jim. Sadly missed by her daughters-in-law Marian and Bernadette, Erica, sons-in-law Jeff and Steven. Relatives and friends.Reposing at Griffin’s Funeral Home, John’s Gate on Tuesday (Oct. 16th) from 5pm. Removal at 6.30pm to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Ennis Road. Requiem Mass on Wednesday (Oct. 17th) at 11 am. Burial afterwards in Castlemungret Cemetery.Family flowers only, donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Society.Tom McEvoySt Brigid`s Place, Portlaoise, LaoisMcEvoy, St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise Oct. 13th 2018. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Tom, beloved husband of the late Alice. And dearly loved father to Marie, Sandra, Tommy , Michael, and Patrick and Keith. Deeply regretted by his loving family, Brother Alo. Sister Betty, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 6.30 pm with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Monday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s church for 10am requiem mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s cemetery, Portlaoise.Cecilia Wylie (née Kehoe)Drumcondra, Dublin / Portlaoise, LaoisWylie (née Kehoe) Cecilia (Drumcondra and formerly of Portlaoise) 12/10/18 (peacefully) surrounded by her loving family; very sadly missed by her children, grandchildren her sister Eilis, nieces, nephews and relatives.A service will be held in Glasnevin Crematorium on Monday 15th October at 2.30pm. Donations if desired to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.Donald (Donie) MartinTallaght, Dublin / Portlaoise, LaoisMartin, Donald (Donie) October 11th, 2018 (late of Portlaoise) (peacefully) surrounded by his loving family at Tallaght Hospital; beloved husband of the late Ann, loving dad of Fiona, Katie and Pauline and loving grandad of Lauren, Seán, Oisín, Matty and Anthony. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Tommy, sister Pauline, sons-in-law, extended family and friends.Reposing at the Brian McElroy Funeral Home, The Square, Tallaght (opp.Tallaght Stadium) on Sunday from 12 o’clock to 3pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 10am in St. Mark’s Church, Springfield followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Castletown, Co. Wexford. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Dogs Trust. Donation box in church.Maura FennellAisling, The Elms, Stradbally, LaoisFennell, Maura, Aisling, The Elms, Stradbally, Co. Laois, peacefully in the loving care of Kilminchy Nursing Home, Portlaoise on the 10th. October, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Sadly missed by her brother, Billy, her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at Presentation Chapel, Stradbally on Friday, 12th. Oct., from 4 pm. Removal on Friday evening to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally for 7.30 pm. prayers. Requiem Mass on Saturday, 13th. Oct., at 10 am. followed by Interment in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally.Hannah (Siobhan) Molloy (née McDonald)Leixlip, Kildare / Wolfhill, LaoisMOLLOY (née McDonald), Hannah (Siobhan) (Leixlip, Co. Kildare and formerly of Wolf Hill, Co. Laois) October 10th 2018 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at The Mater Hospital. Beloved wife of PJ (Paddy). Sadly missed by her loving husband, sisters Bridie, Lil and Kathleen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends.Reposing at Cunninghams Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Lucan on ­­­­­Friday from 4.30pm followed by her removal to the Church of Our Lady’s Nativity, Leixlip arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 11am followed by burial in Confey Cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, October 14, 2018 Twitter Facebook Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 15, 2018 Deaths New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Twitter Previous article430 students from Laois set to take part in Maths Week IrelandNext articleIn Pictures: Laois team getting ready for world championships Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Council TAGSDeath in Laois Community WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ By Alan Hartnett – 15th October 2018 Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 15, 2018last_img

first_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th January 2021 Previous articleJoe Mallon Motors Deal and Deliver Car of the Week: 191 Renault Zoe from €69 per weekNext articleHandball World Champion Paddy Donovan on 40 year career, greatest achievement and hopes for the future LaoisToday Reporter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Deaths Electric Picnic Below are the recent deaths in Laois.May they rest in peace.Michael FlynnRynn, Rosenallis, LaoisDied peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his loving wife Ellen.Rest in peaceDeeply regretted by his, sons Gerard and Cathal, daughters Evelyn, Dolores and Michelle, grandchildren Sarah, Corey, Enda, Aislinn, Beatrice, Jamie, Frederic, Michael, Isambard, Aragon, Roisin, Cillian and Shane, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, sons-in-law John, P.J., and Amgury, daughters-in-law Louise and Christina, neighbours, relatives and friends.Funeral Arrangements LaterSr. Maureen DelaneyHoly Family Convent, Naas Road, Newbridge, Kildare / Ballinakill, LaoisDELANEY, Sr. Maureen (Holy Family Convent, Newbridge, Co. Kildare and formerly of Ballinakill, Co. Laois) January 26, 2021. Deeply regretted by her sister, Sr. Esther, brother, Joe, nieces, nephews,extended family, the Community and Staff at Holy Family Convent, all Holy Family Members and many friends.May she rest in peace.Due to Government advice and HSE restrictions on public gatherings, a private Funeral Mass will take place in St. Conleth’s Parish Church, Newbridge on Thursday, January 28 at 11 am and can be viewed on the parish webcam at immediately afterwards in St. Conleth’s Cemetery.James DelaneyClonagowan, Ballyfin, LaoisDied peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Predeceased by his sister Sheila (Kinahan), nephew Eamon and niece Brigid. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Frank, nephews and nieces, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grand nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.Rest in peaceDue to current government advice regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place in St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin on Thursday morning at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. The Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam @ EnglishCherrygarth, Portlaoise, LaoisDied 26th January in the loving care of the wonderful staff of Oakdale nursing home, Portarlington. Beloved husband of the late Teasie and much loved father of Michael, Brian, Therese and Maureen. Deeply regretted by his loving family, daughter in law, Catherine and Ann, sons in law, Ger and Gerry. His twelve grandchildren, Niall, Aideen, Eoin, Tom, Barry, Grace, Kate, Conor, Aoife, Auveen, Richard and Brendan, his eight great grandchildren, Brian, Andrew, Sophia, Voilet, Cal, Tomás, Lucy and Zara. Brother Billy and his wife Ann, brother Paddy, sister in law Ann, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.May He Rest In PeaceA private family funeral will take place this Wednesday 27th January at 12 noon in St Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise. Mass can be viewed on the Portlaoise parish website Interment afterwards in St Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Christopher Francis McGlinnTerenure, Dublin / Portlaoise, LaoisMcGlinn, Christopher Francis, FCILT, MEd, Peace Commissioner.- January 24, 2021 (of Wainsfort Road, Terenure, Dublin- formerly of Oak Leaf cottage, Port Laoise) passed peacefully in Tallaght Hospital, his two loving sons by his side, Jonathan and Kristian. He will be profoundly missed by his loving and devoted family: His Northern Princess Tuula, 57 years married, his two sons, his daughter in-law-Dearbhail, and his three Grandsons, Fionn, Cían, and Lughaidh; also his brother Derrick, wife Anne, their children Greg, Eric, Dianne; brother Patrick and Sister-in-law Angela (both deceased), and their children Paul, Catherine, Clare, and Helen, and all the extended family. Chris was a kind, giving, selfless, dutiful, honourable, loving man. He touched many hearts. Chris had a lifelong association with Clondalkin Rugby Football Club: Twice Club president, Honorary Secretary for many years, and a Trustee director, presented with the President’s award for service. General manager of Logistics at the Special Olympics 2003. Many devoted years to FAS. His greatest service was the devoted love to his family.Requiescat In PaceDue to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place on Friday (Jan 29th) at 11am in Terenure College Chapel, Templeogue Road, D6W DK72 followed by interment in Portlaoise Cemetery arriving at 2pm approx. To live stream the service click on this link Naughton (née SELBY)Raheny, Dublin / LaoisNAUGHTON (née Selby) Catherine, Raheny, Dublin and late of Tinnakil, Co. Laois, 21st of January 2021 (peacefully) at Lusk Community Unit. Beloved wife of the late John, predeceased by her daughter Patricia and her brother George. Much loved mother of John, Marie, Karen, Declan, Enda, and Maeve. She will be sadly missed by her family, her sisters Maureen and Eileen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, her treasured grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.Rest in peaceDue to government guidelines on public gatherings a private family Funeral Mass will take place on Friday at 10.00 am at the Church of Our Lady of Divine Grace which can be viewed on the following web link MillerGlenbawn, Athy, KildareHusband of the late Mary and brother of the late Martin. Deeply regretted by his loving son John, daughter Catherine, brothers Fran, Gerry and Tony, sisters Catherine, Statia, Agnes and Bernie, daughter-in-law Yoomi , son-in-law Damian, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Leona and Kayla, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceDue to government restrictions a private family Requiem Mass will take place at 11am on Thursday morning (28th January) in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Athy, limited to 10 people. The Mass will be livestreamed, see Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s New Cemetery, Athy.Ann Seale (née McGarry)Oakvale, Stradbally, Laois / Athy, KildarePassed to her eternal reward on Tuesday, 26th January in Cloverlodge Nursing Home, Athy. She was predeceased by her husband Jack, sisters Mary and Margaret and brother James. Ann will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters Mary, Bessie and Bridie, her sons Bill, Jim and Fran, her son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.Ní imithe uainn atá sí ach imithe romhainnRequiem Mass will take place at 11am on Wednesday morning (27th January) in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally, limited to 10 people. The mass will be livestreamed , see afterwards in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath. In line with government advice and to ensure everybodys safety Ann’s funeral will take place with family only, please. We ask that everybody that knew Ann would say a prayer in her memory.Breda McGrathClonmeen, Errill, LaoisBreda McGrath, Clonmeen, Errill, Co. Laois. January 24th 2021. Peacefully in the tender care of the nurses and staff of Patterson’s Nursing Home, Roscrea. Sadly mourned by her sisters Nellie (Bannon), Nan (O’Keefe) and Angela Campion, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.As per the COVID 19 Directive a private funeral has been arranged. Due to the increased risk of infection and in the interest of public safety and in compliance with current guidelines, you are asked not to attend the funeral or congregate in the Church yard or the Cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook Facebook Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 TAGSDeaths in Laois Electric Picnic last_img read more

first_img By Daily NK – 2015.09.23 1:58pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ◆Why the need for AM frequency broadcast? According to North Korean listeners thattune in to radio broadcasts from the South, sound quality is the main reasonfor the fluctuating amount of listeners. It was also reported that, becauseradio channels are locked on state-controlled stations, it can take roughly anhour just to tune into the broadcasts, as citizens try to avoid crackdowns. Therefore, listeners tend to tune in tobroadcasts based on audibility of the station rather than on personal contentpreference. When they end up finding an interesting program, most will searchfor it again later, however the majority will base further listening off of thestation’s sound quality. In South Korea, the current frequencies inuse can be mainly be broken down into FM, AM, and shortwave radio. FMfrequencies are the clearest but cannot reach far into North Korea. Shortwave frequenciescan travel long distances, but the sound quality is unstable and doesn’t makefor a good listening experience. On the other hand, AM frequencies, found inthe 100kWh range, are able to penetrate the current jamming technology employedby Pyongyang and extend to more areas of North Korea, making it much easier forlisteners to tune in. Choi Kyu Won (pseudonym, age 54), a formermilitary cadre, gave his impressions of the radio broadcasts via hisexperiences listening in the North. “AM frequency programs via Radio Free Asia and Korean Broadcasting System’s (KBS) ‘OnePeople Radio’ (Han Minjok Bangsong) were the most audible. Other than that, you could sometimes stumbleonto one of the broadcasts from unofficial groups but if you try to find itagain later the sound quality was either really poor or it was too difficult tocorrectly land on the correct frequency.” Added Mr. Choi, “North Korean authoritiespurposefully assign the state-run media broadcasts very close to the samefrequencies that of many of the outside broadcasts. This commonly causes ablending of the two stations which jumbles the transmission, making it verydifficult to understand. Without AM frequencies, there’s no way to effectivelyreach anything past the provinces of North and South Hwanghae.” According to Song Kyeong Jin (pseudonym,age 42), a North Korean defector, “I was surprised to find that broadcasts fromoutside South Korea, such as the U.S.’s Radio Free Asia and Voice of America,were the easiest to hear. It was only after arriving in South Korea that Irealized that the local broadcasts are much more in-tune with the minds of theNorth Korean people. It really is a shame that these broadcasts can’t be heard morereadily within the North. ◆Upgrading sound quality of broadcasts targeting North Korea imperative to driving change Both KBS’ “One People Radio” and Ministry ofDefense’s ‘Voice of Freedom’ domestic radio broadcasts have been allotted AMfrequencies and are transmitting into the North. Meanwhile, NGO-based broadcasting organizations such as Unification Media Group (UMG) and NorthKorea Reform Radio have been sending short wave radio broadcasts into the Northfor over 10 years via transmission stations in Central Asia.  Despite awealth of knowledge and expertise, due to a lack of AM frequency and highproduction costs, these broadcasts are limited in their reach and audibility,thus making it difficult to garner more listeners within the isolated nation. Recently, ruling Saenuri Partyrepresentative Ha Tae Kyung, alongside Kim Eul Dong, proposed the “North KoreaPrivate Broadcasting Production Aid Bill”, which aims to both allocate mediumwave frequencies and production funds to NGO-based broadcasting organizationslike Unification Media Group. However, at present, it remains unclear whetherthe bill will make it through the National Assembly. Also, while it is truethat the civil society, including some political entities, have suggested theallocation of AM frequencies to private broadcasting organizations, they haveconsistently met opposition over the argument that it will worsen inter-Koreanrelations. Lee Kwang Baek, president of UMG [the radioleg of which has been broadcasting into the North for over 10 years], pointedout, “Recently, radio broadcasts using the FM band in South Korea have rapidlyincreased, but there are still plenty of idle AM frequencies available. So, I’mcurious why the government, which places great importance on reunification, isso reluctant to assign these leftover frequencies to private broadcastingentities.” President Lee dismissed worries concerningthe potential degradation of inter-Korean relations, stating, “Our broadcastsdiffer from the anti-North loudspeaker transmissions in that they can’t bephysically seen. They are not a hindrance to inter-Korean relations, butinstead a means to bring change to the North Korean people. Furthermore, NorthKorea has also been transmitting into the South from various stations along theborder with its “Echo of Reunification” propaganda broadcast, which began on December1, 2012. It’s hypocritical for the regime to denounce us on the issue.” Mr. Kim Il Nam (pseudonym, 48), a defectorand former listener of North Korea-targeted broadcasts, emphasized, “NorthKoreans who listen to even a low-quality radio broadcast once become hooked,searching it out again and again like a drug. Given that over an estimated 70%of North Korean citizens now have access to a radio, an increase in broadcastquality will inevitably lead to wide-scale enlightenment.” Mr. Kim added, “Power capable ofinstigating internal change, in a North Korea that is suppressed by Kim Jong’siron fist, is currently lacking. These North Korea-targeted broadcasts need tobe the catalyst for revolution. After unification, if politicians want to honorablyclaim they played a role in bringing the two Koreas together then support forNGO-based broadcasting into North Korea should not be put off any longer.” President Lee stressed that while only anestimated 2-4% of North Koreans are thought to be listening to the NGO-basedbroadcasts, it is imperative to remember that the statistic is from insignificant; it represents as many as200-400 thousand North Korean citizens (of the adult population). By securingan AM frequency to improve transmission quality and range, this number could comfortably jump to 1-2 million people–a robust contingent capable of of reshaping the countryand bringing about change. “The content of the broadcasts mustdiversify in order to bring systematic change to North Koreans on all levels ofsociety. This is why private broadcasting organizations are developing variousprograms based on accurate understanding of the people. I’m confident thatbroadcasting over AM will become the “signal flare” that leads to theenlightenment of the North Korean people,” Lee asserted. News SHARE Facebook Twitter North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department storecenter_img News News News Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April AM frequency pivotal to accelerate change in NK AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] last_img read more

first_imgRelatedJamaica Offers Building Code to Haiti Government RelatedJamaica Offers Building Code to Haiti Government Jamaica Offers Building Code to Haiti Government Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 27, 2010 RelatedJamaica Offers Building Code to Haiti Governmentcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaican planning and engineering professionals have offered the use of national codes and processes to the government of Haiti as part of institutional strengthening in that country’s rebuilding efforts.The Jamaican Institution of Engineers has made the Jamaican Building Code available and the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has also offered their development application and approval procedures.The Minister of Tourism for Haiti, Patrick Delatour, was informed of this when he made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Bruce Golding at Jamaica House on February 25.The Jamaican Building Code, which was completed in 2009, meets international standards for energy conservation, fire safety, plumbing and fuel gas safety, among others. The Code will be enforced under the Jamaica Building Code Act when it is passed into law. It is expected to be of great use to Haiti as the code is specific to the geological and climatic conditions of the island, which would be similar to that of the neighbouring nation.Prime Minister Golding said that the Mexico-Caricom Summit held earlier this week in Cancun, resulted in a commitment by Mexico to support the Caricom presence in Haiti which would now go beyond relief to serve other areas of need.Mr Delatour noted that his government considered Caricom efforts to be central to their plans. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgFuture-ready food safety hub launched to build Singapore’s capabilities Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), in partnership with the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), officially launched the Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH) hosted at NTU on 27 April.Witnessed by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, NTU President Professor Subra Suresh, A*STAR Chairman Ms Chan Lai Fung and SFA Chairman Mr Lim Chuan Poh, the FRESH collaboration agreement was signed by NTU Senior Vice President (Research) Professor Lam Khin Yong, A*STAR CEO Mr Frederick Chew, and SFA CEO Mr Lim Kok Thai at the opening of Food Science and Technology Global 2021 (FST Global 2021) conference.FRESH is set up to drive food safety research for ‘Food Safety Science & Innovation’ under the Singapore Food Story (SFS) R&D Programme. It is also tasked with helping build local food safety science capabilities in support of Singapore’s growing food innovation ecosystem.As a platform for collaboration across institutions and disciplines, FRESH will provide new food safety support and complement existing efforts under the Singapore Food Story. FRESH will bridge multiple disciplines, which include food science, microbiology, chemistry, toxicology, engineering, and communication sciences and will work with government, academic and industry stakeholders to build a unique collaborative tripartite R&D platform. /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:agreement, communication, conference, ecosystem, Engineering, environment, Food Safety, Government, innovation, microbiology, Nanyang Technological University, President, Professor, Singapore, sustainability, technology, universitylast_img read more

first_img The incidence rate of prostate cancer is 9-10/100000 population, higher compared to countries like Asia, Africa, lower compared to US, EuropeIn observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness month i.e September, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released data on the incidence rate of prostate cancer in India. It states that the incidence rate of prostate cancer is 9-10/100000 population, higher compared to countries like Asia and Africa, but lower compared to the US and Europe. Hence, experts suggest going for complete physical examination including DRE in order to detect prostate cancer at an early stage.Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland which is situated distal to the bladder neck. It is commonly seen in men above the age of 60. Typically, the symptoms are a frequent urge to urinate, painful urination, repeated urinary tract infections (UTI) and occasionally blood in the urine. Surgical treatment includes open surgery (open radical prostatectomy) that is the surgical removal of the prostate gland or minimal invasive surgery (MIS)- robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP). The additional benefits of the later are precision surgery, less blood loss and reduced pain with a short hospital stay and early return to work.Dr Jagdeesh Kulkarni, Prof of Uro-oncology, Asian Cancer Institute, said, “People above the age of 60 are at an increased risk of suffering from prostate cancer. One of the best ways for early detection of prostate cancer is DRE and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Those people who have a family history of prostate cancer, irrespective of the symptoms should undergo regular check-ups including DRE and PSA, after the age of 45.”“Furthermore, it is recommended to embrace a healthy lifestyle, cessation of smoking, well-balanced diet and regular physical exercises would go a long way in keeping prostate cancer at bay,” concluded Dr Kulkarni. Share Read Article Comments (0) News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story cancerDREIndian Council of Medical Researchopen radical prostatectomyProstate Cancerprostate glandPSArepeated urinary tract infectionsrobot-assisted radical prostatectomy Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 ICMR releases data on incidence rate of prostate cancer in India Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on September 25, 2019 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Add Comment MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”last_img read more

first_img Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Related Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Chris Donkin Ericsson unveiled plans to build a smart manufacturing facility in the US to produce 5G antenna systems, a move it said would aid rapid deployment of the network technology in North America.The plant will be the company’s first smart factory with “highly automated operations” in the region and is expected to open early next year. The location of the facility is still subject to discussions with authorities in the country.It will produce 5G radios for urban areas and “advanced antenna systems” designed to boost mobile coverage across rural regions.In a statement, the vendor said the move was part of efforts to develop a “flexible supply chain” enabling it to work closely with customers across the world. It already has multiple manufacturing and R&D facilities in North America.Ericsson’s announcement comes days after reports that US authorities were considering imposing regulations requiring all components used in the country’s 5G networks to be produced outside of China, where Ericsson and rival vendors have facilities.Fredrik Jejdling, Ericsson EVP and head of networks, said the company was “digitalising our entire global production landscape, including establishing this factory in the US. With 5G connectivity we’re accelerating Industry 4.0, enabling automated factories for the future”.Ericsson already has factories with smart facilities in Estonia, China and Brazil. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleHuawei flexes 5G muscleNext ArticleIntelligence Brief: 5 ways to think about China Mobile’s 5G tender Home Ericsson set to expand US 5G kit production Tags center_img Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Author Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 JUN 2019 5GEricssonUSlast_img read more