East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

These have been among the top FTSE 100 shares over the last 12 months. Are they worth buying?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. With some shares down by over two thirds in the last 12 months, investing in the FTSE 100 has been difficult for many investors. Especially those with a value focus. However, other shares have done well despite the pandemic.A top FTSE 100 share that might be overpricedOne such share is Ocado Group (LSE: OCDO). Investors have bought in to the international potential of its technology. This has aligned well with more online deliveries from supermarkets during the height of the pandemic. And it’s a trend many expect to see continue.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Although unlike many other technology companies, Ocado doesn’t have an asset-light business model. It’s pouring huge amounts of capital into building warehouses for its customers.As well as this, the business is being sued by AutoStore over tech patents and this could hold the share price back in the coming months, depending on how that develops. If Ocado gets dragged into a high-profile damaging lawsuit, investors might well become more cautious on the stock than they have been in the last 12 months.Ocado is a share that divides opinion. And while I wouldn’t bet against the shares, I’m not keen to invest. It’s not a hidden gem and it seems overpriced versus what it’s delivering. A FTSE 100 share that has accelerated this yearScottish Mortgage (LSE: SMT) is an investment trust, run by Baillie Gifford, which has been a strong backer of Tesla. This has powered its performance, especially over the last year.With the tech-heavy NASDAQ now faltering a bit compared to the first nine months of 2020, now might not be the best time to pile into the shares. Particularly if the logic behind doing so is to invest in shares which have momentum.Scottish Mortgage may well continue to outperform UK-focused, or income-focused funds and trusts. That said, it doesn’t seem to me like a clear buy at the moment. The shares have grown strongly and now appear to be risky compared to other FTSE 100 shares.The top-performing share that might have more legsThe share price of gold and silver miner Fresnillo (LSE: FRES) has been boosted by the rising prices of the precious metals. This has been a reaction to the global uncertainties caused by the pandemic.Although I’m not an expert on precious metal prices, if markets remain volatile, they could remain a safe haven for investors. So there are reasons to think miners could keep doing well, possibly for the rest of this year and into 2021.For me, Fresnillo could be the one high-performing share from this list to buy. As Peter Stephens recently pointed out, it offers good value as the price-to-earnings growth ratio (a favourite metric of a growth investor like Jim Slater) is only 0.2. Anything under 0.7 is considered to be cheap. This is why I think there could be more legs left in the growth of the share price.These top-performing FTSE 100 shares have had a good run. I think investors are aware of this and the share prices now look expensive.  Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. These have been among the top FTSE 100 shares over the last 12 months. Are they worth buying? Andy Ross | Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 | More on: FRES OCDO SMT See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

North London Hospice / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

first_img Atelier Ten Structural Engineers: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/532894/north-london-hospice-allford-hall-monaghan-morris Clipboard Year:  Projects CopyHouses•London, United Kingdom City:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Timothy SoarRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. Designed to be ‘a big version of someone’s house’ to instil a domestic sense of well-being, North London Hospice offers specialist palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses. Set on a prominent corner in a quiet residential area of north London, the massing of this brick building is broken down into two north facing gables with circulation interleaved between.Save this picture!© Timothy SoarA single-storey multi-pitched extension at the rear completes the L-shaped plan and frames a south-facing private courtyard for the enjoyment of patients. Conceived from both the inside-out and the outside-in, the expansive windows set around a simple palette of brick and timber, ensure a series of light and airy spaces that are well-connected – both physically and visually – with their external environment.Save this picture!© Timothy SoarProject gallerySee allShow lessOffice Design / IND ArchitectsSelected ProjectsRichard Levy Gallery Hatches Architectural Birdhouse CompetitionArchitecture News Share Houses Area:  8000 ft² Area:  8000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Quantity Surveyor: “COPY” United Kingdom “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAllford Hall Monaghan MorrisOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondonHousesUnited KingdomPublished on August 11, 2014Cite: “North London Hospice / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris” 11 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2012 North London Hospice / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris ArchDailycenter_img Photographs North London Hospice / Allford Hall Monaghan MorrisSave this projectSaveNorth London Hospice / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Pavehall PLC Year:  BBUK Landscape Architecture Equals Consulting Main Contractor: Services Engineers: Elliott Wood Partnership ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/532894/north-london-hospice-allford-hall-monaghan-morris Clipboard 2012 Landscape Architects: photographs:  Timothy SoarPhotographs:  Timothy Soar Architects: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Timothy Soar+ 17 Sharelast_img read more

Edinburgh restaurant wins Small Business Big Heart Award

first_img Tagged with: Awards Scotland  110 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 “We are delighted with the recognition, and it will spur us even further on our mission to help those in need feeding those in need with food, knowledge and access to work.”Kilted Lobster will receive £1,000 to put towards a good cause of its choice.The opening date for the 2019 Small Business Big Heart Awards will be announced in September.  109 total views,  1 views today Edinburgh restaurant Kilted Lobster has won the second annual national Small Business Big Heart Award for its local community work.Kilted Lobster received the 2018 Small Business Big Heart Award in association with BusinessesForSale.com for the many ways it helps those in need around Edinburgh including free meals for those facing financial hardship, vocational training for those overcoming barriers to work and education, and cookery classes for families on limited budgets or catering for special dietary needs.The restaurant beat eight other regional finalists including The Picturedrome Electric Theatre in Bognor Regis for its support for local community events, organisations and sports clubs, and Sardaya Hair and Beauty in Swindon for its local fundraising activities and practical support for the elderly, homeless, children and babies in the community.Rufus Bazley, Director of Marketing at BusinessesForSale.com said:“All our regional finalists were worthy contenders for the top prize, but the judges decided Kilted Lobster and its ‘Cooking up a Storm’ social conscience had the edge. The impact the business makes to the wellbeing of locals on a sustained basis is amazing because as well as helping those communities directly it helps them to help themselves for the long term.”Chef Patron, Colin Hinds said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5center_img Melanie May | 15 February 2018 | News Edinburgh restaurant wins Small Business Big Heart Award About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Protest at women’s prison: ‘Overcrowding equals death’

first_imgOday from Central Valley Dream Team speaks against incarceration of undocumented.WW photo: Judy GreenspanChowchilla, Calif. — Over 400 anti-prison activists marched and rallied on country roads in front of two Chowchilla prisons on Jan. 26, demanding the immediate release of women prisoners and an end to overcrowding. They traveled from all over California — Los Angeles and Long Beach, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco, even Fresno and Modesto — with the same message, “No justice, no peace, set our people free!”The state of California is under a court-ordered mandate to reduce its prison population and end prison overcrowding. According to organizers from the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is currently closing Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla and converting it into a men’s prison. The women and transgender prisoners at Valley State will be transferred to two other already overcrowded prisons.The Central California Women’s Facility sits across the street from Valley State and already incarcerates over 3,600 women prisoners, although it was originally built for 2,000.CCWP, Critical Resistance, All of Us or None, Youth Justice Coalition and many other groups organized the Jan. 26 protest to demand that the state relieve overcrowding by releasing women prisoners.Protesters gathered in an empty lot and then caravanned to the entrance of Valley State, the prison slated for closure. They then marched to the entrance of the Central California prison and held a rally.These women’s prisons have been picketed and sued for two decades for mistreatment and medical neglect. In 1994, the first demonstration was held here to protest the denial of medical care and treatment for women prisoners with HIV/AIDS.Former prisoners, prisoner advocates, the children of prisoners and others spoke out in front of the Central California facility to expose the torturous conditions inside for women and transgender prisoners. Opening up the rally was Samantha Rogers, former prisoner and CCWP activist, who stated, “We are here to make changes. We are here to demand that the state release these prisoners.”Chris, described as “a survivor of 13 years of incarceration and torture” at Valley State, talked about the abuse the women and transgender prisoners suffer daily inside. Oday, a member of the Central Valley Dream Team, said, “I am undocumented and unafraid.” She exposed the links between attacks on the undocumented communities and the California prison-industrial complex.Julio Marquez and Leslie Mendoza, from the Youth Justice Coalition in Los Angeles, fired up the crowd with solidarity statements. Marquez demanded, “We need to tear down all these prisons.” Charging that California is first in prison funding but 47th in education funding, Marquez stated: “It’s time to bring our women home. They are not receiving the care they need inside.”Jabari Shaw, of Occupy Prisons, read a solidarity statement from Kevin Cooper, a prisoner activist on death row in California. Earlier this week, Prison Radio aired an appeal by Mumia Abu-Jamal urging people to attend the Chowchilla anti-prison protest.Solidarity rallies were also held in London and Philadelphia. For more information about the campaign against overcrowding and for justice for women prisoners, contact the California Coalition for Women Prisoners at ­womenprisoners.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Vaccines Made Available to Cargill Front-Line Employees in Protein Facilities

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleMidwest Retailers of Brevant™ Seeds Share Excitement for 2021 SeasonNext articleSpecialty Crop Growers Eligible for Federal Funding Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News Vaccines Made Available to Cargill Front-Line Employees in Protein Facilities Facebook Twitter With a focus on safety and maintaining a food supply for grocery stores, restaurants and American consumers, employees who work at Cargill’s Dodge City, Kan., Lake Odessa, Mich. and Schuyler, Neb. protein facilities will begin having the opportunity to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. The company is working closely with outside medical experts and state health departments on vaccine planning, to ensure it is prepared to support its essential employees in receiving vaccinations as soon as supplies are available, without jeopardizing the prioritization of essential healthcare workers and others at extreme high risk.“Our response throughout this pandemic is guided by our values – putting people first and doing the right thing,” said Jon Nash, president of Cargill’s protein North America business. “We have been unwavering in our commitment to protect the health and safety of our employees, who are working tirelessly to ensure millions of people have food to eat. We are applying these same values when it comes to vaccinations.”In Kansas, the company is partnering with Marathon Health to provide its employees vaccinations onsite. The clinic is one of 12 near-site health centers Cargill and Marathon Health have built over the last six years to provide accessible and affordable healthcare to its employees and their dependents. In Michigan, vaccines are being administered through Ionia County Health via a drive-thru clinic, while in Nebraska, employees received their vaccinations through a local healthcare facility.“As the largest union for America’s meatpacking workers, UFCW welcomes this critical step by Cargill to immediately increase access to the COVID vaccine for these brave essential workers,” said United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Vice President Mark Lauritsen.“We are pleased to work together with Cargill in locations where we represent workers to educate our members on the importance of getting vaccinated. UFCW is urging all companies in the industry to follow the lead of Cargill and others that are taking steps to ensure that our country’s frontline food workers have access to the vaccine as these men and women continue to keep our food supply secure during the pandemic,” said Lauritsen.The first round of vaccinations will be offered to employees age 65 and older, followed by the remaining staff as recommended by local health departments. Vaccinations at all three facilities are voluntary, and each team member will be provided an additional 4 hours of pay to accommodate receiving the vaccine.“I am pleased that the Ford County Health Department has the opportunity to partner with Cargill for the health and safety of our citizens and their workers,” said Angela Sowers, Ford County (Kansas) Health Department administrator.Availability of vaccines for Cargill employees varies from state to state. The company will continue to work with Marathon Health, local health departments, public health officials, and other strategic partners in all the U.S. communities where it operates to help facilitate vaccinations as soon as supplies are available.“Helping our employer partners react to the fast-changing landscape imposed by COVID and doing everything possible to keep their employees healthy and safe is our number one priority,” said Jeff Wells, MD, Marathon Health CEO and co-founder. “We’re grateful for the trust that Cargill has put in us over the last six years and are proud to provide this valuable service to their employees.”During the past year, Cargill has also consulted closely with Dr. Nimisha Kalia of John Hopkins University and the Corporate Medical Advisor group, as well as other outside health organizations in establishing the robust COVID-19 response plan and protocols that have been implemented at its facilities worldwide.Source: Cargill news release Vaccines Made Available to Cargill Front-Line Employees in Protein Facilities By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 1, 2021 SHARElast_img read more

Former policeman arrested on suspicion of participating in journalist’s murder

first_imgNews January 13, 2021 Find out more VenezuelaAmericas Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News Follow the news on Venezuela to go further Reporters Without Borders hails the progress being made in the investigation into last month’s murder of journalist Orel Zambrano, the editor of the political weekly ABC, in Valencia, in the central state of Carabobo. One of the two suspected killers, former Carabobo state policeman Rafael Segundo Pérez, was arrested on 17 February.“We hope this arrest will enable the investigators to identify all those involved and the motive for this murder,” Reporters Without Borders said.Zambrano, who was also vice-president of privately-owned Radio América 890 AM and a columnist for the regional daily Notitarde as well as being a lawyer, was gunned down on 16 January by two men on a motorcycle. He had recently covered several drug trafficking cases including one involving the Makleds, an influential business family in the region.———————17.01 – Journalist gunned down by two hit-men, possibly in connection with his coverage of recent drug casesReporters Without Borders is dismayed by yesterday’s fatal shooting of Orel Zambrano, the editor of the political weekly ABC, in Valencia, in the north-central state of Carabobo. Zambrano was also vice-president of privately-owned Radio América 890 AM and a columnist for the regional daily Notitarde as well as being a lawyer.His murder came just three days after the attempted murder of Rafael Finol of the privately-owned daily El Regional, who was grazed by a bullet.“We offer our condolences to Zambrano’s family and colleagues, and we hope the investigators will quickly identify those responsible for both this murder – the motive of which remains to be established – and the attempted murder of Finol,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These two shooting attacks in the space of three days raise grave concerns about the safety of journalists. Zambrano may have been the victim of a reprisal for his recent coverage of a drug story. This possibility should be investigated.”Zambrano, 62, was gunned down at around 3 p.m. yesterday. He had just got out of his car and was walking towards a movie rental store when he was intercepted by two men on a motorcycle, one of whom shot him three times at close range. He died on the spot from a gunshot to the head while his assailants fled.Zambrano had recently covered several drug trafficking cases including one involving the Makled family, an influential business family in the region. Brothers Abdala, Alex and Basel Makled were arrested in possession of around 400 kilos of cocaine during a search of a family property on 14 November and are now the subject of an investigation by the national prosecutor’s office. New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Receive email alerts VenezuelaAmericas center_img News Organisation Help by sharing this information News RSF_en February 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former policeman arrested on suspicion of participating in journalist’s murder Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela August 25, 2020 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Challenging Suspension of Legal Interviews With Prisoners Lodged In Delhi Prisons [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Challenging Suspension of Legal Interviews With Prisoners Lodged In Delhi Prisons [Read Order] Karan Tripathi15 Jun 2020 9:11 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the validity of theDelhi Government’s order dated 25/03/20 wherein the legal interviews with the prisoners lodged in Delhi prisons have been suspended in light of COVID19. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the Delhi Government who is also directed to file a status…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?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the validity of theDelhi Government’s order dated 25/03/20 wherein the legal interviews with the prisoners lodged in Delhi prisons have been suspended in light of COVID19. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the Delhi Government who is also directed to file a status report before the next date of hearing. Filed by Mr Ajit P Singh, the plea challenges the decision of the Delhi Government to suspend legal interviews conducted by lawyers with the prisoners. As per the said order, the prisoners are not allowed to engage lawyers of their choice for legal interviews. The order only allows Jail Visiting lawyers, who are empanelled with Delhi State Legal Services Authority, to draft the bail applications of the concerned prisoners. As per the Petitioner, the said suspension of legal interviews violates Articles 20, 21 and 22 of the Constitution. The said order, as per the Petitioner, has deprived the prisoners in Delhi prisons of their right to fair opportunity to approach appropriate courts for legal remedy. The Petitioner has argued that the Right to engage a lawyer of one’s choice is a fundamental right of a prisoner which cannot be taken away even during the lockdown. ‘Respondent has compelled the Delhi Jail inmates to take legal consultation only through Jain visiting Advocates of Delhi Legal Services Authority. Hence, the Respondent has violated the fundamental rights of the Delhi Jail inmates under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the constitution of India’, the petition states. The court will next take up the matter on June 29. The Petitioner in this case was represented by Advocate Luv Kumar AgarwalClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] 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

Six further deaths, 675 new cases of Covid-19

first_img WhatsApp Six further deaths, 675 new cases of Covid-19 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter By News Highland – October 28, 2020 center_img Homepage BannerNews There are a further six deaths and an additional 675 new confirmed cases recorded by the Department of Health this evening.20 of the new cases are in Donegal.Donegal’s 14 day incidence rate is now 312.8 per 100,000.Of the cases notified today;309 are men / 364 are women65% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 35 years old199 in Dublin, 104 in Cork, 67 in Meath, 50 in Limerick, 41 in Kildare and the remaining 214 cases are spread across another 20 counties.As of 2pm today 328 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Everyone must be aware of the actions they should take if they have symptoms or are awaiting a test or if they are a contact of a confirmed case. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Previous articleMinister says there will be no ’12 pubs of Christmas’Next articleNew format for Donegal Sports Star Awards News Highland Pinterest Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Summit looks to combat rash of officer suicides with novel resiliency program

first_imgCourtesy Rachel Zubrzycki(NEW YORK) — It was a typical Thursday in May 2015 for Rachel Zubrzycki.Amid the hustle and bustle of getting their four children ready for school, Rachel exchanged a quick “I love you” with her husband of 14 years before they split up to drop their children off and go to their respective jobs — Edward a veteran detective with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office major crimes unit and Rachel was getting back into the workforce as a part-time reading teacher.What happened next changed her life forever.When she drove home in the middle of the day with their then 3-year-old daughter in tow, she saw that Edward’s car was parked in the driveway.“The front door was wide open and it was eerily quiet,” Rachel told ABC News.When she checked all the upstairs bedrooms, she couldn’t find her husband. Then she remembered she didn’t check their master bathroom.“I opened the door and he shot himself. He was still sitting up. He was still in his work clothes. I was in complete, utter shock,” said Rachel, 45. “I reached out, touched his face and panicked and ran downstairs to call 911.”Edward left a heartbreaking suicide note near their bed.“‘I felt threatened that they would take away my supervisor role,’” Rachel read. “‘I’m sorry, I don’t like who I am, this is not me…I had trouble telling people how I felt.’”“He was obviously in a place mentally where it was dark and a painful place where he felt there was no way out,” she said.He was 43.A new hope in New JerseyAs shocking as Edward’s suicide was to his family, it has become an alarming trend among American law enforcement. Police forces across the country are in the middle of a suicide crisis and police leaders and experts are racing to figure out what’s happening and what can be done to stem the tide.According to Blue H.E.L.P. a nonprofit organization that tracks on-duty and retired law enforcement suicides in the U.S in recent years, 167 law enforcement officers died by suicide in 2018. Nearly as many have died (163) through Sept. 19 of this year. The military is coping with a similar problem as well.Among the country’s largest police forces, the New York City Police Department has had nine officers who have died by suicide so far this year and the Chicago Police Department had at least four.In contrast, the Los Angeles Police Department has not reported a police officer suicide since 2017, which the department attributes in part to its Behavioral Science Service Unit.In August, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the country’s first statewide law enforcement directive — New Jersey Resiliency Program for Law Enforcement (NJRP-LE) — created to train officers in resiliency and to become better equipped to handle the daily stress of police work which, when left unchecked, may lead to physical ailments, depression, and burnout. New Jersey has had 45 on-duty and retired law enforcement officers die by suicide since 2016, the AG’s office said.The program stemmed from the death of Mercer County Sheriff’s Det. Pablo Santiago, Grewal said. Grewal met Grewal last fall, and they talked about doing community service together and took a selfie. On Dec. 26, 2018, Santiago died by suicide inside a government building.“That stuck with me,” said Grewal. “We give officers tools and equipment to protect themselves, but nothing for the internal threats. I didn’t want to go into this holiday season without providing resiliency tools for officers.”In the program, which has not yet launched, officers are trained to “spiral up” instead of “spiral down” to meet the demands of the job, the AG’s office said. The program replaced existing resources such as the Employee Assistance Program and Cop2Cop, which dealt with officers already in crisis, as opposed to the entire law enforcement population.On Oct. 10 and Oct. 11, approximately 1,400 law enforcement officers, including prosecutors, are expected to attend the free resiliency preliminary training symposium at the Trenton War Memorial, which will serve as basic training for Resiliency Program Officers (RPOs). As a part of Grewal’s directive, within the next year, an RPO will be designated at all law enforcement agencies across the state.The RPO will be “specifically trained in — and ultimately train their departments in – resiliency,” the AG’s office said. Officers have the option of reaching out to any RPO in the system if they don’t feel comfortable talking to an officer in their home agency.“Law enforcement officers see so much on a daily basis they go to homicide scenes, they see motor vehicle accidents and we think they’re supposed to go home and go back to work the next day like nothing happened,” said Grewal. “And the truth is hurt people hurt people.”‘Great starting point’Rachel Zubrzycki remembered that a month before her husband took his life, she felt like something was going on with him, but didn’t see any cause for concern.“He seemed like he was in a funk, but he’d say he was stressed, He was noticeably different, wasn’t sleeping well at night, but still went to work,” said Rachel.“Ed felt embarrassed with how he was feeling and probably didn’t want to admit he was struggling,” she remembered, describing him as “on edge” whenever he was on-call and his phone would ring at night. “There may be some old school train of thought, a stigma, where they must have this macho image.”“The resiliency training is a great starting point … There needs to be something to maintain a level of support throughout their career,” she said.Rachel is expected to speak on the last panel Friday, titled “Back from the Brink: Stories of Resiliency,” along with two retired law enforcement officers who attempted suicide and fought their way back using resiliency techniques.Since losing her husband, Rachel’s new normal as a single mother is balanced with going to counseling and keeping in constant communication with her children, ages 7 to 15.“You can either choose to be a victim of losing a loved one to suicide or a survivor, and we are choosing to survive. We’ve had to come together and lean on one another and be a team,” she said. “They give me more support than anything.”If you or someone you care about needs to talk, contact the free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-800-273-8255.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more