Julian Assange

first_img Hamid Mir Pakistan Find out more Follow the news on Australia Asia – PacificAustralia Li Jianjun China Find out more Asia – PacificAustralia M. V. Kaanamylnathan Sri Lanka Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img Peter John Jaban Malaysia Find out more to go further Julian Assange divides opinion – some see him as an advocate of transparency, others as a terrorist. The reports published by WikiLeaks, created by Assange in 2006 and specialising in leaking government documents, have made him an enemy of the US government. In its War Logs, comprising hundreds of thousands of US documents about Afghanistan and the war in Iraq, WikiLeaks discloses human rights abuses by the US army under the Bush administration. Among them are photos of the deaths of two Reuters journalists killed by US troops in Kabul. In forcing governments to face their responsibilities by publishing such embarrassing information, Assange has become a symbolic victim of a system that too easily confuses journalism with terrorism. Holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since August 2012, Assange says he believes in the transparency of the state but not in the transparency of individuals. Kalafi Moala Tonga Find out more Information hero Julian Assange See morelast_img read more

Limerick A&E in state of emergency

first_imgEmail THE SITUATION in the accident and emergency department of Mid Western Regional Hospital has reached crisis levels, despite recent reports to the contrary.City Labour Deputy Jan O’Sullivan and Party Spokesperson on Health, visited the A&E and claimed it was under severe pressure with overcrowding and long waits for assessment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The deputy said: “I visited the hospital on Tuesday morning and it had to be seen to be believed; over 21 patients lying on trolleys, with approximately 30 more sick and elderly people waiting patiently to be assessed.“Front-line health staff in the A&E are literally run off their feet and it is simply not acceptable that both staff and patients have to continue to endure these conditions. It is simply a fact that the Regional Hospital requires more beds and front-line staff to cope with the demands being placed on the hospitals services”.She said that the recent statement by the HSE of proposed cutbacks in both staff and resources would not be sustainable if staff are to provide a safe and professional service to patients.“The situation was critical enough before the HSE decided to close A&E services after 8pm in both Ennis and Nenagh, with all emergency cases referred to the Limerick Regional Hospital. This places even more pressures on staff to cope as best they can.“I am extremely concerned that the situation in the A&E department is going to deteriorate even further, and urgent action by HSE management is now needed to stabilise the situation”.She was in no doubt that the cutback in opening hours of the Ennis and Nenagh A&E units is not only adding extra pressure to the Limerick accident and emergency, it is also having a detrimental impact on the people of these towns and the surrounding areas.In one case, a Kilkee man died in an ambulance in the early hours of Monday morning while he travelled the 59 miles from his home to Limerick Regional.His grieving wife claimed that he may still be alive if the opening hours at the significantly nearer Ennis A&E had not been reduced. Facebook Advertisement Twitter Previous articleLimerick junior minister retainedNext articleSunshine’s here – time to get into summer dresses! admincenter_img Linkedin Print WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsLimerick A&E in state of emergencyBy admin – April 23, 2009 722 last_img read more

PCES volunteers help secure $5,000 grant

first_img Walmart DC in Brundidge awarded a group VAP in the amount of $5,000 to Pike County Elementary School Thursday. Present for the award presentation were, from left, Mark Griffin, PCES PTO president; Anita Kelly, PCES principal; Robert Chappell, Walmart DC general manager; Shantell Rouse, PCES assistant principal; and Edem Akouete, Walmart unloader processor.Messenger photo/Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Pike BOE hires additional faculty members The Pike County Board of Education filled 11 of its 17 vacant teaching positions at Monday’s meeting. Superintendent Dr. Mark… read more Walmart offers individual VAP grants in which Walmart employees volunteer 25 hours with an organization and Walmart provides a grant to the organization in the amount of $250.Walmart team VAP grants bring together a group of Walmart employees in a volunteer effort. Depending on the volunteer hours, grants funds may be awarded up to $5,000 for an organization.PCES Principal Anita Grant said the Brundidge elementary school has received a couple of individual VAP grants that met needs at the school.” By The Penny Hoarder Grant said having the Walmart volunteers in the classroom was not a disruption.“The volunteer program was extremely well planned and scheduled,” she said. “The teachers knew when the volunteers were coming and they provided planned assistance with test reviewing, reading and math. Some of the volunteers had traveled to other countries and they talked with the social studies classes about their experiences. The volunteers contributed in many different ways.”Shantell Rouse, PCES assistant principal, said the students looked forward to having the Walmart volunteers in the classrooms.“The entire program was positive,” she said. “The male volunteers were role models for our students. We don’t have many male teachers so having these male role models in the classroom was beneficial in several ways. We appreciate their support and their efforts to raise money for our school.”Grant said there is no way to adequately thank the Walmart DC and its associates for the generous VAP grant.“We are so appreciative of the support of Walmart and for this grant,” she said. “Our teachers will use the funds in collaboration for the purchase of instructional materials that will benefit the students on all grade levels.”Chappell said Walmart is committed to giving back to the community.“At Walmart we believe in giving back,” he said. “It’s Walmart’s culture to give back and anything we can do so support schools, we want to do.” PCES volunteers help secure $5,000 grant By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img “But the group VAP was the idea of Mark Griffin, president of our PTO,” Grant said. “He believed that the Walmart employees would get behind the idea and they did.”Griffin is an operations manager at the Walmart DC and he encouraged the Walmart associates to volunteer with the program. Fifty-six Walmart DC associates came on board.“The volunteers had to provide 250 hours in order for PCES to receive the $5,000 grant,” Griffin said. “They actually volunteered 260 hours. All of us wanted to do something in support of the elementary school and its students.”The Walmart associates volunteered instructional hours primarily in math and reading. Skip Latest Stories Pike County Elementary School received grant funds from the Walmart DC in Brundidge in the amount of $5,000 Thursday. The funds were made available to the school through the Walmart’s Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) program.Robert Chappell, Walmart DC general manager, said through Walmart’s VAP program, the company offers two types of grants for Walmart employees who volunteer with non-profit companies. 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Cracking Ebola’s genetic code

first_img Read Full Story Pardis Sabeti has been a leader in the effort to analyze Ebola’s genetic code and track its mutations. Sabeti, who is an associate professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard School of Public Health, associate professor, Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and senior associate member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, recently spoke to The New Yorker about her research over the summer tracing the origins of the virus — as her collaborators and co-authors in West Africa were succumbing to the disease.In the article, published October 27, 2014, Sabeti said, “This virus is not a single entity. Now we have an entry into what the virus is doing, and now we can recognize what we are battling with at every point in time.”Read The New Yorker article: The Ebola warsRead a Harvard Gazette article: Ebola genomes sequencedSabeti will give a talk titled Genomic surveillance of the 2014 Ebola outbreak, at HSPH on October 30, the first in a series sponsored by the Office of the Dean.last_img read more

P332-K ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgBACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing about 37 grams valued at aroundP332,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Punta Taytay. PHOTO COURTESY OF CDEU/BCPO The suspect was placed under the custody of the City Drug EnforcementUnit, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the ComprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Antidrug personnel inspect items seized from John Mark Gabaleo. He was nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay Punta Taytay, Bacolod City. CDEU/BCPOcenter_img Gabaleo was nabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to anundercover cop for P500 around 6:05 p.m. on Feb. 11, the report added. The 32-year-old resident John Mark Gabaleo yielded the suspectedillegal drugs, a police report showed.last_img read more