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Hip Hop superstar to help Limerick kids

first_imgNewsHip Hop superstar to help Limerick kidsBy Guest Writer – July 18, 2013 1054 Email Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Print Limerick groups benefit from university’s new Christmas tradition WhatsApp Twitter A seventh Snow White and her seven dwarfs Previous articleDaisy wilts in warm weatherNext articleHurling is Limerick’s new religion Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSBarry BurkeDr Elizabeth O’MahonyEnable IrelandHip Hop starTommy ‘Guns’ Ly That day hip-hop saved my life RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Barry BurkeAN INTERNATIONAL Hip Hop star who lost his leg to cancer will be in Limerick next week to host a workshop for kids with physical and mental limitations.The event, which will take place at UL Sport Arena on Monday July 22 , will see American  Tommy ‘Guns’ Ly address up to 200 children and young people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The dancer, who spent his youth in foster care, rose to prominence as a dancer before his right leg was amputated after being diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 18. He went on to find an international group called ILL-Abilities that is made up of dancers with mixed physical limitations.The Limerick workshop is organised by Paediatric Neurology Consultant Dr Elizabeth O’Mahony in conjunction with Enable Ireland and Limerick Hip Hop teacher Barry Burke.Dr O’Mahony said that she has witnessed unbelievable transformation in young students through dance.“The physical and mental benefits  are endless including core strength, co-ordination, tone, and motor planning. The mental health benefits like confidence, elevating mood, relieving stress and social inclusion are so important particularly in working children who often have significant challenges.“I hope to set classes up with Barry Burke in Limerick for children specifically with mixed abilities,” said the Canadian-born doctor whose family hail from Abbeyfeale.The worskshop, which is free of charge, is part of the annual Make a Move Festival which runs from July 22 to 28. For more information see www.makeamove.ie Enable Ireland sucks up the eco-friendly message Scenic route for County Limerick charity runlast_img read more

Saket Gokhale’s Plea Against Display Of Personal Details of RTI Applicants: Bombay HC Directs I&B Ministry To Conduct Enquiry, Orders To Pay 25k Cost

first_imgTop StoriesSaket Gokhale’s Plea Against Display Of Personal Details of RTI Applicants: Bombay HC Directs I&B Ministry To Conduct Enquiry, Orders To Pay 25k Cost Shreya Agarwal4 Nov 2020 11:04 PMShare This – xHearing activist Saket Gokhale’s petition before it against the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Bombay High Court today imposed a penalty of Rs. 25,000 on the Ministry for displaying Gokhale’s personal details on the Ministry’s website after he filed an RTI against the “Bharat ki Laxmi” campaign.The Division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice Milind Jadhav further directed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginHearing activist Saket Gokhale’s petition before it against the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Bombay High Court today imposed a penalty of Rs. 25,000 on the Ministry for displaying Gokhale’s personal details on the Ministry’s website after he filed an RTI against the “Bharat ki Laxmi” campaign.The Division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice Milind Jadhav further directed the papers of the petition to be placed before the Secretary, Information and Broadcasting Ministry and directed for a report to be submitted regarding the case within 3 months. The question of damages has been left open to the civil court.1. Secretary, Ministry I&B to conduct an enquiry into this issue of disclosing personal details of RTI applicants. Enquiry should complete within 3 months failing which petitioner has liberty to approach this court again2. Petitioner awarded 25,000 for litigation costs.3. Petitioner given liberty to move civil court for claiming damages.The advocate appearing for Union of India then informed the Court that disciplinary enquiry had already been initiated in the matter, in response to which the Court said that in case any enquiry is not conducted, Gokhale would be at liberty to move court again.According to Gokhale, he had filed a Right to Information application with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, Govt of India, on October 27, 2019 which was transferred to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The I&B Ministry thereafter uploaded his RTI application on the ministry’s website, with his personal contact details.With his telephone and address details appearing on the Ministry’s website, the details were thereafter available on search engines like Google as well, infringing his privacy.Following this, Gokhale had moved the Allahabad High Court in a letter petition for a stay on the inauguration function of the Ram Janmabhoomi, which nearly 200 people were expected to attend. After the Court converted the petition into a public interest litigation and dismissed it, Gokhale stated that he started receiving harassing and intimidating phone calls.In his plea, Gokhale sought compensation worth Rs.50 lakhs from the Ministry for the ‘mental trauma, agony, and threat to life and liberty’ suffered by him due to the Ministry’s act.Earlier, the Ministry in response to the Court’s direction had filed an affidavit stating that ‘there was no mala fide intention’ on the part of the Ministry in uploading Gokhale’s details on its website.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Officials lower expectations for size of first novel flu vaccine deliveries

first_imgAug 14, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today during a pandemic H1N1 planning update dialed back the number of novel flu vaccine doses they expect in October from 120 million to 45 million, listing several reasons for the smaller projection.During a late July meeting of a federal immunization advisory panel, which targeted 159 million people to receive the first doses, authorities projected that 120 million doses would be available in October, with another 80 million per month in the following months.However, during a National Biodefense Safety Board (NBSB) teleconference today, Dr. Robin Robinson, director of the Biological Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the latest expectation is 45 million doses by mid October, with manufacturers delivering 20 million doses per week after that.He said the revised estimate is based on several factors expected to slow vaccine delivery from manufacturers. Health officials have already acknowledged that yields of the novel H1N1 antigen are less than for the seasonal flu vaccine. Robinson also said vaccine makers have a limited number of fill-and-finish sites, which are just completing seasonal flu vaccine production, but that federal officials are looking for ways to maximize the current capacity.CSL Biotherapies, an Australian company that is one of the five manufacturers making pandemic H1N1 vaccine for the US market, has a contractual obligation to produce vaccine first for its home country, Robinson said. Because Australia is in the midst of the Southern Hemisphere’s flu season, the United States will work with CSL to ensure that it can deliver vaccine doses to both countries.Another factor that has added to the delay in ramping up production of the novel flu vaccine is that one of the companies making seasonal flu vaccine is having problems finishing up production so that it can clear the decks to make novel flu vaccine, Robinson said. The delay has impacted vaccine timelines by 4 to 6 weeks, he said.A new seed strain developed to replace the slower-growing strain in lab studies looks like it will produce better novel H1N1 antigen yields that are on par with those for the seasonal vaccine, Robinson said, adding that federal officials will be working with manufacturers over the next 2 weeks to see if the improved yields are also seen in commercial production.In an update on the nation’s antiviral stockpiles, Robin said that 84 million treatment courses are currently in federal and state stockpiles and that 3 million more doses are expected soon. He projected that a total of 100 million antiviral treatment courses will be available this fall, but he added that only a small amount will be available commercially.Federal officials are currently discussing if the experimental antiviral drug peramivir should be allowed under an emergency use authorization (EUA) for treating critically ill seasonal or novel flu patients. He said a final decision would be made soon. Peramivir, a neuraminidase inhibitor developed by BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, can be given by intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) routes. Phase 2 study results of the drug were disappointing. However, the company announced in mid July that initial phase 3 study of an IV version of the drug conducted in Asia showed that the drug was safe and well tolerated.During the comment part of the meeting, some of the NBSB board members and members of the public expressed concerns about the current lack of an IV or IM antiviral treatment, urging officials to strongly consider approving an EUA for peramivir.See also:Jul 17 BioCryst press releaseJul 29 CIDRAP News story “ACIP targets up to 159 million Americans for H1N1 vaccination”last_img read more

Panel explores the future of immigration

first_imgProvost Quick, photographed by Cathy Liang | Daily TrojanWith President Donald Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, immigration has become a topic of debate and discussion in the recent political climate, in regards to refugees, undocumented individuals and their experiences.On Tuesday evening, students, professors and community members gathered for a Visions and Voices event titled “Borders, Bans, Walls, and Welcomes: U.S. Immigration Today.” Featuring Leilani Chan, founding artistic director of TeAda Productions, Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, and USC professor Manuel Pastor, director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, the conversation focused on the immigrant experience, DACA and refugees.The talk was moderated by Roberto Suro, a USC professor and author of Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue.Suro started the conversation with DACA, a program that legally allows undocumented immigrants to work and live in the U.S.,  saying that it focuses on an important human connection to immigration policy.“The issue of the Dreamers obliges us to think about immigration in terms of our kin, our neighbors, our classmates, our colleagues, our fellow Trojans,” Suro said. “It’s way of thinking about immigration as an element of policy that involves people who are already here, who are already part of our families, who are already part of our communities.”Pastor also emphasized the importance of DACA through a personal anecdote about a young woman who he saw benefit from the policy. “DACA gave a bunch of young people a future — it allowed them to see themselves as part of a society that they grew up in, that they feel they are a part of, that they want to contribute to,” Pastor said. “The thing that we need to realize is that what this decision today did in its celebration of cruelty as public policy is to try to strip away people’s ability to imagine their future in the only country they’ve known.” Pastor added that he does not see Trump’s decision as being rooted in rational policy.Both Noorani and Chan spoke about their professional work in the field of immigration reform. Noorani spoke about his work with the National Immigration Forum and in states such as Ohio and Iowa, which are struggling with the cultural changes that come with shifting demographics.“For us as an organization, we really approached this with the idea that for the majority of Americans, the immigration debate isn’t about politics or policy,” Noorani said. “It’s not about politics and policy but about culture and values.” Chan talked about her experiences with TeAda Productions, a theater company that works with communities to collect stories about immigration and puts them on a stage.Panel members stressed that a mass deportation would not solve problems, and instead would hurt the American economy.“The best way to … make sure the undocumented worker, the legal immigrant worker and the American worker are not being exploited is to level the playing field so that everyone is competing for the same job at the same wage with the same legal status,” Noorani said.last_img read more