Staff objections delaying full abortion services at LUH

first_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 17, 2019 Facebook Homepage BannerNews The full roll out of termination of early pregnancy services has been prevented at Letterkenny University Hospital because of conscientious objection complications.It’s one of three hospitals affected nationally with the Department of Health stating that it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.Following the Eighth Amendment referendum last year, Health Minister Simon Harris gave 1 January as the date by which abortion services for pregnancies at 12 weeks or under would be provided.According to documents seen by the, the rollout of full abortion services has been slower than expected.Among the hospitals or units where conscientious objections have hindered the rollout of early-pregnancy abortion services are Letterkenny University Hospital, Sligo University Hospital and Wexford General Hospital.A briefing document dated from May 2019 and released to under a Freedom of Information request by the Department of Health states that “conscientious objection is still a significant challenge in Letterkenny University Hospital”.An April document also states that: “The issue in Letterkenny is conscientious objection and no progress has been made as yet to resolve this issue.The National Women & Infants Health Programme has committed to engage further with Saolta as part of the attempt to resolve the impasse.Sligo University Hospital also had issues with conscientious objections; in April an update was given that given the length of time needed to recruit, “it is likely to be Q4 before this service commences”. Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Staff objections delaying full abortion services at LUH WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleCalls for Inishowen to be brought under investment spotlightNext articleWater outage strikes Falcarragh & Gortahork yet again News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Fighting prejudice by admitting it

first_img“Every single person in this room is prejudiced,” said Gail Price-Wise to the more than 100 people assembled in the Student Organization Center at Hilles.  With that provocative opening salvo, Price-Wise spent the next 2½ hours explaining why everyone makes prejudicial judgments, and what to do about it.“Prejudice is an uncomfortable word because it is so painful,” said Price-Wise, founder and president of the Florida Center for Cultural Competence.  Her presentation, “Managing Your Biases as a Step Toward Cultural Competence,” was the first of three Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) diversity dialogues planned for the academic year.“This presentation was one of the most interactive that we have had.  The audience was clearly engaged in the discussion,” said Andrea Kelton-Harris, senior human resources consultant in FAS.Price-Wise said no one wants to admit that he or she has prejudice, and no one wants to be the target of it, but “we all have prejudice.”“If you don’t, you’re not human,” she said.  Everyone has a negative, gut reaction to certain people or different groups who are different and that those doing the judging know nothing about.  “We pre-judge people and have an automatic feeling about them just by how they look.”  She confessed that she has a negative reaction to people with brightly colored hair and those with lots of tattoos.In adults, Price-Wise said there is no such thing as a first impression.  “When you react or have a gut feeling about someone, it’s based on something you’ve seen or experienced in the past,” she said. Prejudice requires that you think all “those” people are the same.  The good news, she said, is the more exposure you have to a group, the more you get to know individuals, the weaker the prejudice becomes.More good news, according to Price-Wise, is that people can manage their prejudice.  “’Fess up,” she said.  Admit to the prejudice, and try to figure out where it came from.  People are not born prejudiced.  They pick up prejudice from various sources during their life: books, movies, television, family members, friends, etc.  “Examine the statement ‘Those people are all the same,’ and remind yourself that it’s not true,” she suggested.Further, she said, “Learn about the individuals you meet.”  She added, “Everything you think or say about a cultural group is true of some people in that cultural group and not true of other people in that group.  Individuals differ based on how they were raised, their personal life experiences, their education, socio-economic status, whether they have traveled, and the personality they were born with.”Price-Wise cautioned the audience about micro-aggressions, “a subtle and often unintentional offense, such as comments like ‘You’re very smart for someone of your race,’ or ‘Some of my best friends are …,’ or ‘As a woman, I face discrimination too.’ ” What should you do if confronted with micro-aggressions?  Assess the intent, she said.  “Did the person intend to be insulting or hurtful?”  Next, “Determine if it’s worth confronting.  Is the person reasonable?  Is this a relationship you care about?  Will you feel better?”If the remark warrants a response, Price-Wise suggests making sure you are calm before confronting the person.  For example, regarding the comment, “You’re very smart for someone of your race,” she said, “Don’t accuse the person of prejudice or racism, but inform them that the comment or action was hurtful and why.”  She suggested saying something like, “That comment makes me feel bad because it implies that people of my race are generally not intelligent.”  Finally, she suggests adding missing information, such as, “Actually, most people of my race are quite intelligent and hard-working, just like people of your race. The news only reports on people in trouble and distorts the truth about most of us.”Finally, how do you address your own micro-aggressions?  Price-Wise advised, “If you know you said something dumb, apologize and try to learn something about the people for whom you have a prejudice.”last_img read more

Professors’ Job Is to Fight Creationism?

first_imgAccording to evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, interviewed in Current Biology1 Oct. 5,Once I learned how to be a professor, I needed new challenges.  It’s our responsibility as American evolutionists to combat creationism, which is far more entrenched here than in the UK.1Jerry Coyne, Q&A, Current Biology Volume 14, Issue 19, 5 October 2004, Pages R825-R826, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2004.09.031.It’s hard to fight creationists when your favorite examples, like peppered moths, keep dropping off the tree (see 07/02/2002 headline).  Coyne exalts Darwin and all his favorite Charlie Parley prima donnas, dandies and bearded bigots (see 09/02/2004 headline): Dobzhansky, Simpson, Lewontin, Gould and Dawkins, especially when the latter is trashing religion (see 04/23/2003 headline).    No, Professor Coyne, your job is not to fight creationism.  Your job is to teach good science.  Your job is to demonstrate that the Darwinian formula L = M + E (life = matter + energy) is sufficient to explain molecular machines, the origin of flight, the human brain and all the rest without any cheating invocations of the I term (information).  Your job is to show how all the evidence establishes your view of origins (see 07/30/2004 headline), without stooping to glittering generalities, extrapolation (see 01/15/2004 headline), selective evidence, bluffing or other propaganda tactics and logical fallacies.    Your job is to teach students critical thinking skills by allowing them to hear all the evidence, not shield them from damaging discoveries that expose the failings of Darwinism (see 09/27/2004 headline) and falsify Charlie’s central claim to fame, natural selection (see 10/14/2003 and 08/20/2003 headlines).  Your job is not to fight the founders of modern science, who were for the most part creationists, but to exalt the pursuit of truth wherever the evidence leads.  Creationism would not be entrenched and gaining ground on the battlefield of ideas if it were not for the ineffectiveness of the weapons in the Darwin Party’s armory.  Creationists are not intimidated by spitwads.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Now Boarding for Geocaching GeoTours

first_imgGeocaching GeoTours are popping up around the world, from a GeoTour of 100 State Parks in the Washington State Park Centennial GeoTour to the Thing Sites GeoTour that explores ancient meeting sites through Northern Europe.GeoTours are specifically designed to turn your next vacation, day trip or geocaching expedition into an extraordinary adventure. Locals in each destination pick out the best places to hide new geocaches, including historic sites, parks, cities and more. Some GeoTours showcase special themes, like the Taking Flight GeoTour, which reveals the wild spaces and bird life of Florida, or the Cateran Trail GeoTour, which takes you  along the trail of ancient cattle thieves in the Highlands of Scotland.There are more than two dozen GeoTours online right now and more will deliver geocaching adventures near you soon, including new GeoTours launching in Bermuda and the Mediterranean. Visit the GeoTours page and start planning your next trip today.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Relatedlast_img read more

Gehlot meets Maharashtra MLAs

first_imgRajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met the Congress MLAs-elect from Maharashtra on Tuesday night after the imposition of President’s Rule in the State. He reportedly spoke to the newly elected members, staying at a luxury resort near Jaipur since Friday, on the latest political developments.Mr. Gehlot headed to the resort after arriving here from Punjab. AICC general secretary Avinash Pande and other Congress leaders were in the resort.The Opposition BJP accused the Congress government of extending hospitality to the party’s newly elected MLAs at the cost of its work for the people of Rajasthan. “The primary responsibility of the State government is the welfare of people here. The Congress has forgotten them,” former BJP Minister Arun Chaturvedi said.Mr. Chaturvedi said the Maharashtra MLAs had been brought to the State and were being kept in a resort here with the “sole objective” of the formation of government by the Congress in that State. All the 44 MLAs were shifted to the Rajasthan resort in two phases on Friday and Saturday. The MLAs, who earlier visited the tourist destination in and around Jaipur, did not venture out of the resort on Tuesday. They went to Mr. Gehlot’s official residence for a dinner on Monday night.last_img read more

Pirates keep slate clean

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Letran’s Final Four hopes are in peril as the Knights fell to 8-8.The league’s top three teams actually got the job done with San Beda bundling out Emilio Aguinaldo College, 88-51, and Jose Rizal U hammering out a thrilling 60-58 victory over San Sebastian.The Red Lions made it 13 wins in a row, while the Generals dropped out of the Final Four race after losing their 10th game of the season.It was a crucial win for the Bombers as they not only enhanced their hopes of making the next round, but also dealt another Final Four contender a huge blow.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CJ Perez put on another offensive onslaught in the final period as the Pirates turned back the Knights, 81-69, on Friday to move within two games of an elimination round sweep in NCAA Season 93 at Filoil Flying V Centre.Much as he has done for most of the season, Perez put the Pirates on his back when it mattered, scoring 10 of his 24 points in the last quarter as they secured a 16th straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s really fun to watch if you see your players having fun, having fun playing their hearts out, and having fun honoring the game,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson.“It’s the inspiration that’s really been there. It was a bit scary when Letran caught up but we know that they are just gonna keep on playing and that’s what makes this group of guys really special.” Read Next Lyceum took Letran’s best punches and still walked away with its perfect record intact.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Ginebra logs key victory LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Centeno wins gold, Amit settles for silver anew in women’s 9-ball

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amit blew what could have been a clear victory when she scratched hitting the 6-ball in the 13th game in an open table, sending Centeno back to steal the victory via run-out.“In my mind I said I lost it already,” said Centeno in Filipino referring to the point when she missed the 3-ball in the 12th game that brought Amit back on the table.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“But she scratched. I didn’t expect that. Ate Champ (Amit) is a great player,” said Centeno.Her victory, a repeat of the 2015 Singapore edition, once again stamped the Philippines’ dominance in women’s pool. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It was duplicated only in triathlon when the country won the gold and silver in both men’s and women’s divisions.Amit, 35, stormed to 5-2 lead in final but Centeno managed to come back and even went on the hill  ahead of her.“I missed the 3 ball that’s why she went on a hill also, from then I thought it’s all lost,” said Centeno whose mother hugged her after the final match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — In a sure-gold match for Team Philippines, Chezka Centeno managed to pull off a heart-stopping victory Sunday.The 18-year-old defending champion battled back from a three-rack deficit to defeat two-time world champion Rubilen Amit, 7-6, in the Southeast Asian Games women’s 9-ball singles at KLCC Hall 4.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Baba Ramdev’s eviction sets off political war of words

first_imgThe dramatic eviction of Baba Ramdev in the middle of night in a swoop by Delhi police on Sunday set off a slugfest between the UPA and the Sangh Parivar and the yoga guru who announced that he would continue his agitation against black money.The first political fallout of the police action was the decision of civil society activists led by Anna Hazare to boycott Monday’s meeting of the Joint Drafting Committee on Lokpal and the threat to resume the agitation in Jantar Mantar.The police action of firing teargas shells and lathicharge on people in the Ramlila Maidan who were woken up in their sleep in the dead of the night drew sharply critical attacks from BJP and chief ministers Mayawati, Nitish Kumar, Prakash Singh Badal and Naveen Patnaik and former CMs Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chandrababu Naidu.But the government and the Congress came out in strong defence of the decision to evict the 46-year-old Ramdev and legions of his followers, accusing him of going back on his word of withdrawing his fast after reaching an understanding on the issue of measures to bring back black money stashed abroad.The political war erupted hours after Ramdev, who jumped from a three-metre-high podium and tried to escape disguised as a woman, was served with an externment order that barred him entry into the capital for a fortnight.He was bundled into a police van before dawn and flown to Haridwar in a small plane. The police action came after the government and Ramdev traded barbs accusing each other of betrayal.advertisementWith the government decision drawing flak, Congress leadership met at the Prime Minister’s residence which was attended by Sonia Gandhi and senior cabinet ministers.The top BJP leadership met in the capital and condemned the police action, saying it reminded the days of Emergency.A heavy contingent of Delhi police personnel including the Rapid Action Force descended on the fast site a little after 1 AM and met with resistance from the followers of Ramdev who had just completed a day’s fast demanding measures to repatriate black money stashed abroad.The yoga guru, who was met by a high-power delegation of ministers led by Pranab Mukherjee on June 1 at the Delhi airport, vowed in Haridwar to continue his fast-unto-death and threatened to re-enter the capital in the night.Ramdev accused the police of indulging in “brutalities” against his peaceful followers, especially women and children, and called it a “big blot” on the government.Hazare announced that the civil activists would hold a fast at Jantar Mantar on June 8.Government, which held talks with Ramdev until Saturday evening, ordered a police swoop at the Ramlila Maidan rocking the calm when he was asleep on the stage and thousands of his followers on the ground.The fast site resembled a war zone for over three hours with police forcibly evicting thousands of his followers who had ended a day’s fast along with Ramdev.62 people including 23 policemen were injured in the action. Ramdev claimed a Gurgaon residence has been paralysed in the police attack, a woman from Andhra Pradesh suffered leg fractures and at least two others had head injuries.The midnight action triggered a war of words between the government and the Sangh Parivar which threw its full weight behind the yoga guru. the government, which cited intelligence inputs of terror threat to Ramdev, ruled out further talks with him saying he was getting “unreasonable”.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

9 months ago​Kane issues Tottenham rallying cry: Enough’s enough

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Kane issues Tottenham rallying cry: Enough’s enoughby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Kane has issued a rallying cry to his teammates about the need to win a trophy.Spurs have been impressive in recent seasons, finishing in the top four and challenging the top teams in the league.But they have not won a trophy since the League Cup in 2008 under Juande Ramos.And Kane wants to change that. Spurs are in the Carabao Cup semi finals, with a 1-0 lead over Chelsea after the first leg.”I’ve said all along that the aim of a professional footballer is to win team trophies,” the striker told Sky Sports.”There will be no better feeling than to win something with these guys, we’ve all worked so hard over the last three or four years to turn Spurs into a team that contends each and every year.”We’re in a good stage, we’re in a semi-final [Carabao Cup] with a 1-0 lead, we’re in the FA Cup and Champions League and we’re not too far off in the Premier League, although there is a long way to go.”So far, so good, but it’s this stage of the season that we have just fallen behind in the past so it is important this year that we step it up, work even harder and go into these games and try and bring it home.” last_img read more