Health Official Expresses Optimism for Care of Chronic Disease Patients

first_imgRelatedHealth Official Expresses Optimism for Care of Chronic Disease Patients RelatedHealth Official Expresses Optimism for Care of Chronic Disease Patients RelatedHealth Official Expresses Optimism for Care of Chronic Disease Patients Health Official Expresses Optimism for Care of Chronic Disease Patients UncategorizedNovember 13, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail At least 75 per cent of persons suffering from chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, should have better access to health care, and improved management of their conditions, by 2012.Acting Director of Disease Prevention and Control in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Dr. Sonia Copeland, expressed this optimism, today (November 12), at the launch of the National Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension and Diabetes, at the Medallion Hall Hotel, in Kingston.Dr. Copeland said the figure would be consistent with the goals of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Port of Spain Declaration, agreed on by regional leaders, at a meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, in 2007, which sought to ensure that persons living with chronic non-communicable diseases, are provided with the best available health care by 2012, inclusive of accessibility and affordability.She said the publication of the documents was timely, given the status of the diseases in Jamaica.“We know that we have, roughly seven or eight per cent of our adult population, who are affected by diabetes. But as we reviewed the recently released findings of the lifestyles survey, the concern is with the growing number of Type II diabetes among children. That is the epidemiological shift that we are most worried about,” Dr. Copeland pointed out.“Roughly 20 per cent of our adult population are actually living with hypertension, (and) we also know that one in seven adults smoke. So, we really have to continue looking at modifiable risk behaviour, and find ways of reducing it,” she added.Noting that the World Health Organisation (WHO), proposed that four modifiable behaviours, pertaining to diet, physical activity, smoking, and alcohol use, be targeted, Dr. Copeland argued that individuals could be influenced to pursue a healthy diet, adding that “we have a proposal with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), to come out with dietary guidelines.”Dr. Copeland said efforts to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases locally, are underpinned by the availability of adequate numbers of requisite personnel. These, she pointed out, include: educators, nurses, doctors, foot care technicians, and nutritionists/dieticians.“We also need to encourage those affected, to have their own support group. Persons with these conditions, who are a part of a support group, where they can share some of their best practices, usually do much better at managing their conditions,” she noted.Dr. Copeland pointed out that accessibility to treatment in public health facilities, is greatly enhanced with the abolition of user fees, adding that, “what we have to work on now, is to have the vacancies filled for those very critical areas.”She explained that nationally, health sector stakeholders “have done some very bold things,” which are helping to put Jamaica in good stead, as it relates to the Port-of-Spain Declaration.“So, I would say that Jamaica is on the right path, as it relates to fighting the epidemic. And, with the launching of these manuals, we are helping to guarantee a minimum standard, that we will be using in all our health centres, and in all our clinics,” Dr. Copeland said.The National Clinical Guidelines, which were developed by a panel of experts from the Ministry of Health and Environment, outline steps to be taken when screening for diabetes and hypertension, as well as how to treat and manage the diseases. The documents will be used by health care workers, both in the private and public sectors. Advertisementslast_img read more

Executive Order on Advancing Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

first_imgExecutive Order on Advancing Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders The White HouseBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1. Policy. Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) individuals and communities are irrefutable sources of our Nation’s strength. These communities have molded the American experience, and the achievements of AA and NHPI communities make the United States stronger and more vibrant. The richness of America’s multicultural democracy is strengthened by the diversity of AA and NHPI communities and the many cultures and languages of AA and NHPI individuals in the United States.Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities together constitute the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States and make rich contributions to our society, our economy, and our culture. Yet for far too long, systemic barriers to equity, justice, and opportunity put the American dream out of reach of many AA and NHPI communities. Many AA and NHPI individuals face persistent disparities in socioeconomic, health, and educational outcomes. Linguistic isolation and lack of access to language-assistance services continue to lock many AA and NHPI individuals out of opportunity. Too often Federal data collection practices fail to measure, reflect, and disaggregate the diversity of AA and NHPI experiences. These practices contribute to often painful and enduring stereotypes about Asian Americans as a “model minority” and obscure disparities within AA and NHPI communities.Our Nation has also seen again that anti-Asian bias, xenophobia, racism, and nativism have deep roots in our Nation. Tragic acts of anti-Asian violence have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, casting a shadow of fear and grief over many AA and NHPI communities, in particular East Asian communities. Long before this pandemic, AA and NHPI communities in the United States — including South Asian and Southeast Asian communities — have faced persistent xenophobia, religious discrimination, racism, and violence. The Federal Government must provide the moral leadership, policies, and programs to address and end anti-Asian violence and discrimination, and advance inclusion and belonging for all AA and NHPI communities.At the same time, many AA and NHPI communities, and in particular Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, have also been disproportionately burdened by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Evidence suggests that Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are three times more likely to contract COVID-19 compared to white people and nearly twice as likely to die from the disease. On top of these health inequities, many AA and NHPI families and small businesses have faced devastating economic losses during this crisis, which must be addressed.As I directed in Executive Order 13985 of January 20, 2021 (Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government), the entire Federal Government must advance equity and racial justice for underserved communities, which include AA and NHPI communities. As I established in the Presidential Memorandum of January 26, 2021 (Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States), it is the policy of my Administration to address and confront racism, xenophobia, and intolerance. The purpose of this order is to build on those policies by establishing the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Both will work to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities in the United States.Sec. 2. President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. (a) There is established in the Department of Health and Human Services the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (Commission). (b) The Commission shall be led by two Co-Chairs, one of whom shall be the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the other of whom shall be the head of an executive department or agency (agency) designated by the President. The Commission shall provide advice to the President, in close coordination with the Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison, on: (i) the development, monitoring, and coordination of executive branch efforts to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities in the United States, including efforts to close gaps in health, socioeconomic, employment, and educational outcomes; (ii) policies to address and end anti-Asian bias, xenophobia, racism, and nativism, and opportunities for the executive branch to advance inclusion, belonging, and public awareness of the diversity and accomplishments of AA and NHPI people, cultures, and histories; (iii) policies, programs, and initiatives to prevent, report, respond to, and track anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents; (iv) ways in which the Federal Government can build on the capacity and contributions of AA and NHPI communities through equitable Federal funding, grantmaking, and employment opportunities; (v) policies and practices to improve research and equitable data disaggregation regarding AA and NHPI communities; (vi) policies and practices to improve language access services to ensure AA and NHPI communities can access Federal programs and services; and (vii) strategies to increase public- and private-sector collaboration, and community involvement in improving the safety and socioeconomic, health, educational, occupational, and environmental well‑being of AA and NHPI communities. (c) The Commission shall consist of 25 members appointed by the President. The Commission shall include members who: (i) have a history of advancing equity, justice, and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities; (ii) represent diverse sectors, including education, commerce, business, health, human services, housing, the environment, the arts, agriculture, labor and employment, transportation, justice, veterans affairs, economic and community development, immigration, law, and national security; (iii) are from organizations or associations representing one or more of the diverse AA and NHPI communities; (iv) have personal or professional experience addressing intersectional barriers faced by AA and NHPI communities, such as discrimination or lack of access to opportunity based on country of origin, immigration status, disability, age, or sex, including based on sexual orientation and gender identity; or (v) have such other experience as the President deems appropriate. (d) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall designate an Executive Director of the Commission (Executive Director). The Executive Director shall report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the other Co‑Chair of the Commission and the Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison. (i) The Department of Health and Human Services shall provide funding and administrative support for the Commission to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations, and may, as necessary and appropriate under section 1535 of title 31, United States Code, enter into one or more agreements to obtain goods or services from one or more agencies in support of the Commission. (ii) The heads of other agencies shall assist and provide information to the Commission, consistent with applicable law, as may be necessary to carry out its functions. Each agency shall bear its own expenses of assisting the Commission. (iii) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in the Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707). Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) (the “Act”), may apply to the administration of the Commission, any functions of the President under the Act, except that of reporting to the Congress, shall be performed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Administrator of General Services. (e) The Commission shall terminate 2 years from the date of this order, unless sooner renewed by the President.Sec. 3. White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. (a) There is established the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (Initiative), a Federal interagency working group. The Initiative shall be led by two Co-Chairs, one of whom shall be the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the other of whom shall be the head of an agency designated by the President. The Executive Director of the Commission established in section 2(d) of this order shall also serve as the Executive Director of the Initiative, reporting to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the other Co-Chair of the Initiative and the Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison. (b) The Initiative shall advance equity, justice, and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities by coordinating Federal interagency policymaking and program development efforts to eliminate barriers to equity, justice, and opportunity faced by AA and NHPI communities, including by advancing policies, programs, and initiatives. In developing and implementing such policies, programs, and initiatives, the Co-Chairs of the Initiative and the Executive Director shall coordinate closely with the Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison. To support implementation of a whole-of-government approach to equity and racial justice, as established in Executive Order 13985, the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall coordinate closely with the Co-Chairs of the Initiative and the Executive Director to ensure that the needs and voices of AA and NHPI communities are considered in the efforts of my Administration to advance equity and civil rights. In particular, the Initiative shall advance efforts to: (i) identify and eliminate any existing institutional policies or barriers within Federal programs and services that may disadvantage or burden AA and NHPI communities; (ii) improve safety, access to justice, and violence prevention for AA and NHPI communities, including by preventing, reporting, addressing, and better tracking acts of hate and bias (such as acts of hate and bias at the intersection of gender-based violence); (iii) promote inclusion and belonging for AA and NHPI communities, including by expanding public education and knowledge of AA and NHPI people and their diverse cultures, languages, and histories; (iv) expand the collection and use of disaggregated data at the Federal, State and local level on AA and NHPI communities, and facilitate improved research on policy and program outcomes for AA and NHPI communities, in coordination with the Interagency Working Group on Equitable Data established by Executive Order 13985; (v) end language access and other barriers faced by AA and NHPI communities in accessing government benefits and services; (vi) improve health outcomes, eliminate health disparities, and expand access to quality, affordable, and culturally competent medical and mental healthcare services for AA and NHPI individuals and communities; (vii) end disparities in educational outcomes for AA and NHPI youth and students of all ages, and address barriers to learning, including bullying, harassment, and other forms of discrimination at school; (viii) address the concentration of poverty facing many AA and NHPI communities, including by identifying and addressing disparities in access to safe, affordable housing and homeownership; (ix) expand economic opportunity for AA and NHPI families, including by advancing opportunities for AA and NHPI entrepreneurs and small businesses, supporting access to jobs and workforce training for AA and NHPI communities, promoting AA and NHPI participation and success in the private sector, ensuring workplaces are free from race and national origin harassment and other forms of employment discrimination, and ensuring AA and NHPI communities can access consumer and finance protections; (x) increase opportunities for civic engagement, such as electoral participation, within AA and NHPI communities; (xi) improve the equitable allocation of Federal resources, including through Federal funds, contracts, grants, and awards, to AA and NHPI communities and AA and NHPI-serving organizations; (xii) support AA and NHPI communities in responding to and recovering from national or regional crises and public health emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis; (xiii) secure climate and environmental justice for AA and NHPI communities who are particularly impacted by the climate crisis and are overburdened by environmental degradation; and (xiv) identify ways to foster the recruitment, career and leadership development, retention, advancement, and participation of AA and NHPI public servants at all levels of the Federal workforce. (c) In addition to the Co-Chairs, the Initiative shall consist of senior officials from the following agencies and offices, designated by the heads thereof: (i) the Office of the Vice President; (ii) the Department of State; (iii) the Department of the Treasury; (iv) the Department of Defense; (v) the Department of Justice; (vi) the Department of the Interior; (vii) the Department of Agriculture; (viii) the Department of Commerce; (ix) the Department of Labor; (x) the Department of Health and Human Services; (xi) the Department of Housing and Urban Development; (xii) the Department of Energy; (xiii) the Department of Education; (xiv) the Department of Veterans Affairs; (xv) the Department of Homeland Security; (xvi) the Environmental Protection Agency; (xvii) the Office of Management and Budget; (xviii) the Office of the United States Trade Representative; (xix) the Small Business Administration; (xx) the Office of Science and Technology Policy; (xxi) the National Security Council; (xxii) the National Economic Council; (xxiii) the Domestic Policy Council; (xxiv) the Gender Policy Council; (xxv) the Council on Environmental Quality; (xxvi) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; (xxvii) the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs; (xxviii) the White House Office of Public Engagement; (xxix) the White House Office of Presidential Personnel; (xxx) the Social Security Administration; (xxxi) the General Services Administration; (xxxii) the United States Agency for International Development; (xxxiii) the Office of Personnel Management; (xxxiv) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and (xxxv) other agencies and offices as the President may, from time to time, designate. At the direction of the Co-Chairs, the Initiative may establish subgroups consisting exclusively of Initiative members or their designees, as appropriate. To the extent permitted by law, members of the Initiative, or their designees, shall devote the time, skill, and resources necessary and adequate to carry out the functions of the Initiative. Each agency and office shall bear its own expenses for participating in the Initiative. (d) The Department of Health and Human Services shall provide funding and administrative support for the Initiative to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations, and may, as necessary and appropriate under section 1535 of title 31, United States Code, enter into one or more agreements to obtain goods or services from one or more agencies in support of the Initiative. (e) Each agency in the Initiative shall prepare a plan (agency plan) outlining measurable actions the agency is considering or will take to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities, including plans to implement the policy goals outlined in subsection (b) of this section. Agencies shall report their plans to the Co-Chairs of the Initiative and the Executive Director on a frequency established by the Executive Director. In developing such plans, officials participating in the Initiative shall seek opportunities to engage with employee affinity groups or Federal networks representing AA and NHPI public servants. (i) Each such agency shall assess and report to the Co-Chairs of the Initiative and the Executive Director on its progress in implementing its respective agency plan on a regular basis as established by the Co-Chairs of the Initiative and the Executive Director. (ii) On an annual basis, the Co-Chairs of the Initiative shall develop and submit to the President a report outlining a Government-wide interagency plan to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities, and progress made in implementing the policy goals outlined in subsection (b) of this section. (f) The Initiative shall coordinate with and support the existing regional network of Federal officials who facilitate improved communication, engagement, and coordination between the Federal Government and AA and NHPI communities throughout the United States (Regional Network). Agencies identified as participants in the Initiative shall seek opportunities, consistent with applicable law and available resources, to provide support and resources to the Regional Network through each agency’s respective regional offices. The Executive Director shall coordinate the efforts of the Regional Network, and may establish regular reporting and information-sharing activities between the Regional Network and the Initiative.Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) This order supersedes Executive Order 13125 of June 7, 1999 (Increasing Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs); Executive Order 13339 of May 13, 2004 (Increasing Economic Opportunity and Business Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders); Executive Order 13515 of October 14, 2009 (Increasing Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs); and Executive Order 13872 of May 13, 2019 (Economic Empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders). (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (d) For purposes of this order, references to executive departments and agencies shall not include the agencies described in section 3502(5) of title 44, United States Code. Independent regulatory agencies are strongly encouraged to comply with the provisions of this order. (e) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.THE WHITE HOUSE,May 28, 2021. /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:america, american, Asia, Department of Health, Department of Justice, Department of State, Government, Hawaii, housing, Housing and Urban Development, Human Services, pacific, Security Council, United States, Urban Development, veterans, White Houselast_img read more

Odisha govt, Tata Trusts to set up cancer care hospital

first_img A sum of Rs 800 crore has been earmarked for executing the cancer care projects under the programme over the next five yearsThe Odisha government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tata Trusts to set up a cancer treatment and research hospital in Bhubaneswar. The MoU was recently signed in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata in Bhubaneswar.As part of the MoU, the Tata Trusts will set up and manage the state-of-the-art cancer treatment and research hospital in the state capital while the Odisha government will facilitate in setting up the centre by providing land to the extent of 25 acres, free of cost, the official said.The cancer treatment facility at Bhubaneswar will be benchmarked to the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that the state government has been taking pro-active measures towards improving cancer care in the state including infrastructure upgradation at the district hospitals for providing chemotherapy, free of cost.Stating that Tata Trusts has immense expertise in the field of cancer care and research, Patnaik said the comprehensive cancer care programme in partnership with Tata Trusts would create the much needed synergy.The Tata Trusts Chairman said cancer is a major thrust area and the Tatas would share their knowledge in cancer care to support the state’s efforts in high-end cancer treatment, he said.A sum of Rs 800 crore has been earmarked for executing the cancer care projects under the programme over the next five years. Of this, the state government’s share will be Rs 500 crore, while Tata Trusts have committed Rs 300 crore, an official statement said.The Odisha government will also fund the operational expenses of all facilities established under the programme and support in full the free treatment of poor and needy patients, the statement said.The comprehensive care programme, as per the MoU, will be set up through a three-tier network of facilities with the Tata Trusts’ proposed Centre at Bhubaneswar and Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre in Cuttack as apex centres.Medical colleges in the state and district hospitals will be equipped to offer diagnostics and standardised day care chemotherapy with select district hospitals additionally offering radiotherapy services, the official said. News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts Odisha govt, Tata Trusts to set up cancer care hospital Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By Sanjiv Das on May 8, 2018 center_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Articlelast_img read more

Coke Is Safe

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedCoke Is Safe FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Commissioner of Police, Mr. Owen Ellington this evening confirmed that the police have arrested the former West Kingston gang leader, Christopher “Dudus” Coke.Commissioner Ellington is reassuring family, friends and well wishers of Coke that the police will be taking “every step possible to ensure his safety and well being whilst he is in our custody.” He also asked these persons to remain calm, and allow the law to take its course.In the meantime, Commissioner Ellington is asking members of the public to also remain calm, and advises that they are free to conduct their regular business. RelatedCoke Is Safecenter_img Coke Is Safe National SecurityJune 23, 2010 RelatedCoke Is Safelast_img

Farmers get Support to Counter Climate Change

first_imgRelatedFarmers get Support to Counter Climate Change RelatedFarmers get Support to Counter Climate Change Advertisements By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A project, which sets out to enhance the climate change resilience of the agricultural sector and coastal areas, has received an allocation of $8.4 million in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. Being financed by the Adaptation Fund, the initiative seeks to establish a micro-dam; implement rainwater harvesting and small scale gravity irrigation and productivity programmes using climate-smart agriculture; and establish and rehabilitate soil conservation and land husbandry infrastructure. Targets envisaged for 2012/13, include: approval of engineer drawing and designs for establishment of a micro-dam in northern Manchester, and for small scale irrigation systems for 20 selected sites; undertaking community workshops; and approval of training manuals for prospective farmers using the small scale irrigation systems. Being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the project, which began in January this year, is slated for completion in January 2016. RelatedFarmers get Support to Counter Climate Change Farmers get Support to Counter Climate Change AgricultureMay 21, 2012last_img read more

Intelligent Design and Other “Sensitive Topics”

first_img“A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share TagsacademiabiologycensorshipCenter for Science & CultureCharles LaneCommunismDarwinian theorydouble consciousnessdouble moralityEastern EuropeevolutionFree Sciencegenderimmigrationintelligent designIslamMore in CommonMuseum of Natural HistoryMuslimsnonprofitraceself-censorshipSoviet UnionSummer SeminarsWashington Post,Trending Free Speech Intelligent Design and Other “Sensitive Topics”Sarah ChaffeeOctober 25, 2018, 2:54 PM Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Do you self-censor? Would you tell your co-workers what you think about immigration, gender issues, or evolution? It turns out that few of us will say what we think about controversial issues unless we know our audience shares our beliefs.That’s according to a new survey of 8,000 people across the nation by the nonprofit More in Common. Their poll covered the following “sensitive topics,” according to the Washington Post: “immigration and immigrants; race and racism; gay, lesbian and gender issues; and Islam and Muslims.”So what did More in Common discover? [The survey] found that between 51 and 66 percent of Americans agree there is “pressure to think a certain way about” each of the aforementioned topics, with immigration seen as the least sensitive and Islam the most. Meanwhile, 68 percent report that “it is acceptable for me to express what I think” about race, or Islam, only among “people who are like me.” On immigration, 73 percent feel that way; on gay, lesbian and gender issues, this figure is 70 percent.Staggered by the ResultsWashington Post writer Charles Lane finds these results staggering, and they lead him to ask whether we are a nation with free speech. Because this sounds a lot more like life under a Communist regime. Lane writes:Most ordinary people found it unbearable to live under communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. The reasons varied: shortages of consumer goods, incessant propaganda, restrictions on travel.Nothing was more psychologically exhausting than the constant pressure to watch every word one said, and to pretend to believe things one did not, for fear of negative repercussions. Dissidents called this “double morality” or “double consciousness.” It drove people crazy. Actually, it drove some to suicide.It’s a telling comparison. But what subjects do you think the survey forgot to ask about? I’ll give you one guess.You got it! They left out evolution and intelligent design. And that is a telling omission.“Double Consciousness”“Double consciousness” is exactly the right term to describe the position of the Darwin skeptic in academia. I know because staff at the Center for Science & Culture are in touch with many of them. Scientists, scholars, and even many in the general public keep quiet about dissenting views on evolution because it’s considered to be unquestionable “fact.” For example, as I wrote recently, the director of London’s Museum of Natural History holds evolution to be “irrefutable scientific law” and a key to “human health and prosperity.” In many social or professional interactions, simply to ask for a clear definition — “Before getting to whether it’s a ‘fact’ or not, what do you mean by ‘evolution’?” — is to court suspicion.In some contexts, if you don’t subscribe to the right views on Darwinian theory, you can be ostracized and face serious career repercussions. Just take a look at some of the stories on our website Free Science. This reality is also why we don’t share pictures or names of Summer Seminar students. What if somehow their biology professor or classmates who hold staunch Darwinian views saw they were spending time learning from proponents of ID? Doors to research opportunities, tenured positions, and more could snap shut in their faces. Oh yes, we self-censor on a myriad of topics. To judge from Mr. Lane’s article in the Post, intelligent design stands out as the sensitive subject that dare not speak its name. Photo credit: Fuzz, via Pixabay. Recommended Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Sarah ChaffeeNow a teacher, Sarah Chaffee served as Program Officer in Education and Public Policy at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. She earned her B.A. in Government. During college she interned at Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office and for Prison Fellowship Ministries. Before coming to Discovery, she worked for a private land trust with holdings in the Southwest. Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

Police appeal for witnesses following Buncrana Rd crash

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest By News Highland – February 13, 2019 Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleJury not now required at Letterkenny Courthouse tomorrowNext articleCouncil received 1,993 planning applications in 2018 News Highland Police are appealing for information following a multi-vehicle crash on the Buncrana Rd in Derry this morning.A report of a three vehicle collision was received this morning at around 10:20am.The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended the scene with those involved said to have sustained minor injuries.The road was closed for a time earlier today but has since reopened.Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the PSNI on the non-emergency number 101. WhatsApp Twitter Twittercenter_img Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Police appeal for witnesses following Buncrana Rd crash Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Newly refurbished Fanad Lighthouse is launched

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Newly refurbished Fanad Lighthouse is launched Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – April 29, 2016 Twitter Facebook Fáilte Ireland today welcomed the opening of the newly refurbished Fanad Head lighthouse, describing it as a vital contribution to the success of the Wild Atlantic Way, and a boost for tourism in the north-west.Speaking at the official opening of the newly refurbished lighthouse, Fáilte Ireland CEO, Shaun Quinn said a priority is that communities along the western seaboard are given facilities in which to tell their stories, and that in itself should persuade visitors to spend more time and money in places such as Fanad.center_img Google+ Previous articleMagee partnership bows out of Europeans at Quarter Final stageNext articleDerry City’s unbeaten run comes to an end admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest ****************From Failte ireland’s official release – Homepage BannerNews The restoration works include an interpretation area in the lighthouse to give visitors the history of the lighthouse, the Fanad story, as well as the stories of marine life and nearby ship wrecks. A permanent exhibition will include; lighthouse keepers’ records/log books; semaphore flags; replacement lights and old light systems; historical maps; stories and anecdotes from Fanad Head.  Furthermore, on a more practical note, a new visitor facility added to the lighthouse will allow for greater numbers of visitors, providing as it does a reception and display area, an exhibition area and other services.Mr Quinn pointed out that the project was a perfect fit for the Wild Atlantic Way and tied in with Fáilte Ireland’s plans to develop Donegal tourism, complementing as it does the tourism authority’s recent €3m investment in Sliabh Liag. The development at Fanad Head will also sit alongside Fáilte Ireland’s plans to substantially enhance nearby Malin Head. As an initial step, the tourism authority recently announced funding of €396,000 to Donegal County Council to develop visitor facilities at Malin Head which will significantly enhance the visitor experience at that site.Mr Quinn emphasised:“We want Donegal and the north west in particular to benefit from the Wild Atlantic Way. Along the southern part of the coastal route, most of those parts have traditionally thrived on tourism and the Wild Atlantic Way will grow their numbers. However, north of Galway – particularly through north Mayo, Sligo and up to Donegal – we believe that the Wild Atlantic Way will be a game changer and provide the boost to local economies and local employment that this part of Ireland sorely needs.“However, for that to happen, we need more overseas visitors. And, for visitors, we need good compelling reasons for them to visit. Investment in Sliabh Liag, Malin Head and Fanad Head Lighthouse is designed to provide just that.”Overlooking Malin Head, the most northerly point in Ireland, Fanad Head lighthouse, which is still in operation, will mark its 200th anniversary in 2017. The lighthouse will also feature in the Commissioners of Irish Lights ‘Shine a Light on Summer Festival’ which takes place this weekend and which also received funding from Fáilte Ireland. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

UK International Trade Secretary – Trade deal must come before NI border settlement

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – November 26, 2017 Pinterest 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Previous articleMoy claim Ulster Intermediate Football ChampionshipNext articleHalf of Irish drivers support use of speed cameras News Highland The UK International Trade Secretary says the issues of the border with the North can’t be settled until there are talks on a post-Brexit trade deal.EU commissioner Phil Hogan says Ireland may threaten to use its EU veto to prevent Brexit talks from moving on – because of the issues.Politics professor Dr Matthew Goodwin says this goes against what Brussels is saying about Ireland:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/goodwinBrexit.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Facebook Twitter Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady center_img Twitter Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Google+ Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn UK International Trade Secretary – Trade deal must come before NI border settlement Pinterestlast_img read more

Semi-Finals Preview: Section V Class A1 Boys Soccer

first_imgSemi-Finals Preview: Section V Class A1 Boys Soccer added by Paul Gotham on October 24, 2016View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Semi-Finals Preview: Section V Class A1 Boys Soccer Share on Facebook By Paul Gotham on October 24, 2016No Comment Add to Google+ Follow on Facebook Subscribe by Emailcenter_img Print This Post Connect on Linked in Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. No. 2 Greece Athena (11-3-3/6-1-3 Monroe County D3) vs. No. 3 Brockport (8-7-2/3-6-1 Monroe County D3)How they got here:  Athena beat No. 7 Irondequoit 2-1 in the quarter-finals while Brockport shut out No. 6 Pittsford Mendon, 3-0.Season Series: Athena took the first meeting on September 13th, 4-2. Teams tied nil-nil in the rematch.Athena has won three consecutive and is undefeated in its last four. Brockport closed the regular season with two defeats before its win in the quarter-finals.Names to Know: Athena – Ryan Lindeman (13 goals, 11 assists), CJ Takatch (7 goals, 2 assists), Othman Belseine (5 goals, 2 assists), Nick Visca (5 goals, 2 assists), Cameron Welling (4 goals, 2 assists).Brockport – Zachary Langelotti (7 goals, 4 assists), Alex Reber (5 goals, 4 assists), Simeon Horton (6 goals, 1 assist), Walden Grady (4 goals, 3 assists), Ben Leach (3 goals, 7 assists), Joe McNulty (65 saves, 1,013 mins., 1.027 GAA).Coaches: Mike Butler (Greece Athena), Chris Zorn (Brockport)History 101 – Athena beat Brockport, 2-0 in the 2015 final. The Trojans have won two straight A1 titles and claimed the 2014 state title. Brockport took the 2005 AAA crown.A 7 p.m. kickoff is scheduled Tuesday night at Spencerport.No. 4 Greece Arcadia (8-8-1/5-4-1 Monroe County D2) vs. No 8 Brighton (5-10-3/1-7-2 Monroe County D3)How they got here: Arcadia defeated No. 5 Spencerport, 2-0 in the quarter-finals. Brighton opened the sectionals with a 4-0 win over No. 9 SOTA/NW/NE before upsetting No. 1 Canandaigua on PKs.This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Against common opponents, both lost to McQuaid while the two defeated Aquinas. Arcadia split with Webster Schroeder. Brighton dropped its only meeting with the Warriors. It was the same result with Webster Thomas. Brighton tied and lost to Pittsford Sutherland. Arcadia fell in its only meeting with Sutherland.Arcadia dropped two of three to close the regular season before winning in the quarters. Brighton closed the regular season on two-game winning streak.Names to Know: Arcadia – Anthony Cupello (12 goals, 6 assists), Tyler Lewandowski (2 goals, 7 assists), Carter Englert (2 goals, 2 assists), Rhys Levesque (2 goals), Joe Esposito (94 saves, 1,278 mins. played, 1.442 GAA).Brighton – Alex Kurtz (5 goals, 3 assists), Brady McDermott (3 goals, 1 assist), Felipe Hanuch (4 assists), Caio Demedeiros (2 goals), Matt Ochs (2 goals), Lucas Demedeiros (144 saves, 1,529 mins. played).Coaches:  Matt Vergamini (Arcadia), Adam Hiller (Brighton)History 101: Arcadia lost to cross-town rival and eventual champ, Greece Athena, in last year’s semi-final. Prior to that, the Titans last reached the semis in 2010 when they fell 3-0 to Aquinas. Arcadia won or shared seven titles from 1979-88. The Titans last championship came in 1993 when they claimed the BB crown. Brighton took back-to-back A championships in 2011-12. The Barons also won the 2003 title and the 1994 BB championship.A 5 p.m. start is slated at Spencerport, Tuesday.Screen grab courtesy of ScetionVSoccer.org  Coaches, Mike Butler, Ryan Lindeman, Zachary Langelotti This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more