Who is the Supreme Court’s Lady Hale?

first_imgBefore being made president, Lady Hale served as deputy president from June 2013. In October 2009, she became the first female judge in the court. Parliament prorogation: Who is the Supreme Court’s Lady Hale? Alexandra Rogers Read more: Sterling rises as Supreme Court scuppers Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans 2017 Lord Neuberger retires as Supreme Court president, with Lady Hale chosen as his successor. She is its first female president whatsapp Lady Hale’s CV Hearing the case were 11 of the Supreme Court’s 12 Justices. It was Lady Hale who delivered the verdict. “The power to prorogue is limited by the constitutional principles with which it would otherwise conflict,” she said. 1984 Became the first woman to be appointed to the Law Commission, the statutory independent body designed to keep the law in England and Wales under review Tuesday 24 September 2019 11:27 am “The court is bound to conclude, therefore, that the decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification.” This morning, Supreme Court president Lady Hale delivered a withering verdict on Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks, ruling that it was it was unlawful. “The effect on the fundamentals of our democracy was extreme,” she added. Who is Lady Hale? In other words, if powers exercised by the government (the executive) had the effect of diluting the powers of parliament without reasonable justification, it would be considered unlawful. 1966 Lady Hale graduates from Cambridge, before going on to teach law at Manchester University from that year until 1984. She also qualifies as a barrister at the Manchester Bar. She specialises in family and social welfare law 2004 Appointed the first female Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, also known as Law Lords, who are judges that were appointed to the House of Lords 1989 Lady Hale becomes a QC in 1989 (known in legal parlance as taking silk) and joins Barristers’ chamber 1KBW, which specialises in family law. She is appointed to the High Court later in the year What did she rule today? Giving her verdict on behalf of the 11 judges, Lady Hale first ruled on whether the matter of prorogation was a matter for the court. She decided that it was. Lady Hale with Prince Charles Brenda Marjorie Hale, Lady Hale of Richmond, is the first female president of the Supreme Court. She took over from Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury in 2017 to lead the UK’s highest court, which was created by by Tony Blair in 2009 to “put the relationship between parliament, the government and judges on a modern footing”. Read more: Bercow recalls MPs as Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson’s prorogation unlawful 2013 Lady Hale becomes deputy president of the Supreme Court After ruling that the courts are able to test the limits of prerogative powers – the term used to describe powers held by the monarch or by government ministers that may be used without the consent of both houses of parliament – the court then deliberated on what the limits of such powers were. Share 1999 Lady Hale is promoted to the Court of Appeal “The courts have exercised a supervisory jurisdiction over the lawfulness of acts of the government for centuries,” she said. “As long ago as 1611, the court held that ‘the King [who was then the government] hath no prerogative but that which the law of the land allows him’. Finally, Lady Hale gave her verdict on whether the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend parliament had the effect of “frustrating or preventing the ability of parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification”. In a blow to Johnson, she said no justification for “taking action with such an extreme effect has been put before the court”. She said: “This was not a normal prorogation in the run-up to a Queen’s Speech. It prevented parliament from carrying out its constitutional role for five out of the possible eight weeks between the end of the summer recess and exit day on 31 October.” whatsapplast_img read more

Germany warns of border closures amid fear of COVID-19 mutations

first_imgTuesday 19 January 2021 10:27 pm Tags: Coronavirus Germany warns of border closures amid fear of COVID-19 mutations (Additional reporting by Holger Hansen, Madeline Chambers, Paul Carrel, and Thomas Escritt; Editing by Dan Grebler, Rosalba O’Brien and Richard Pullin) by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldThe Chef PickKelly Lynch Is 62 And This Is How She’s Living After RetirementThe Chef PickEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSinglesMoneyPailNever Flush The Toilet With Your Hands AgainMoneyPail Germany aims to bring the number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days down to no more than 50. That number currently stands at 132. Show Comments ▼ Medical masks, and not simple cotton ones, will be made mandatory on public transportation and in stores, and companies must let employees work from home until March 15 where possible. Aid for hard-hit companies is to be improved, and retailers’ writedowns on seasonal goods – which could include winter coats or ski equipment – will be taken into account. A waiver on insolvency filings for firms hit by the coronavirus crisis will be extended until the end of April. The provision, which had been due to expire at the end of the month, has helped contain bankruptcies in Europe’s largest economy. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose 11,369 to 2.05 million, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday. The death toll was up 989 to 47,622. Her comments came after she and leaders of Germany’s 16 states agreed to extend for another two weeks a lockdown for most shops and schools until Feb. 14. New infections have been falling in recent days and pressure on intensive care units has eased slightly, but virologists, pointing to the situation in Britain, with Europe’s highest COVID-19 death toll, warn the mutants could undo all progress. Germany shares borders with nine countries, and there are growing concerns about infection rates in some of them, including Czech Republic, where commuter traffic is heavy. Most schools will remain closed, despite opposition, given evidence that some new variants are more transmissible among children, Merkel said. “If we had a situation like London, then we wouldn’t be talking about schools anymore but about ambulances and overflowing hospitals,” she said. News conference about further COVID-19 measures, at the Chancellery in Berlin Share Reuters whatsapp whatsapp By Andreas Rinke and Christian Kraemer BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that Germany may need to consider border crossing curbs if other European countries do not act to halt the spread of the coronavirus, particularly its new, more transmissible variants. “We can do anything we like, but we will not succeed if others are not working in parallel,” Merkel told journalists on Tuesday, two days ahead of a videoconference of European leaders. “We need to make sure that everyone around us is doing the same. 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After 15 years of closure, Interior village school seeks teacher

first_imgEducation | InteriorAfter 15 years of closure, Interior village school seeks teacherDecember 28, 2015 by Robert Hannon, KUAC Share:Interior village of Rampart. (Google Maps)The village of Rampart is looking for a teacher. The school re-opened earlier this year after being shuttered 15 years ago. The first Chief and Administrator said temporary teachers sent by the district don’t have the skills village kids need.Floyd Green became first Chief and Administrator of the Rampart Village Council in 2013. He said the small village on the Yukon River renovated and re-opened the school for students after a 15-year hiatus. But after two temporary teachers have served, Green said parents aren’t happy. He said teachers need to be invested in the community and kids, and should be able to teach everything from kindergarten to high school.“Somebody interested in teaching their knowledge to our students, and that isn’t just here for a paycheck,” Green said.Green said communications between the village and the Yukon Flats School district have not been good. He said he and Rampart parents have been asking for a permanent qualified teacher for a while.“Finally, during the school board meeting on the 15th, we asked, ‘Where’s our new teacher? What’s going on?’ And they said, ‘Well, we can’t find one,’” he said.The Yukon Flats School District said it’s challenging to attracting qualified teachers to villages. And Green acknowledges the district has hired a teacher’s aide to assist. He hopes that sweetens the deal for anyone looking at the job.Share this story:last_img read more

Tesco opens second hot food store format in Villiers Street, Embankment

first_img Catherine Neilan Tuesday 31 March 2015 11:56 am Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Tesco may be on course to shut down 43 underperforming stores as new management tries to get the business back on track, but it’s not standing still when it comes to opening its new food format stores.  The troubled supermarket opened its second store – which serves hot food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as tea and coffee, alcohol and soft drinks – in London’s Villier Street, between Embankment and Charing Cross station.  The new store boasts more than 50 types of sandwich, sushi and snacks as well as ready meals and hot food on-the-go.  While its first store, just around the corner from the Walkie Talkie, was a tie-up with emerging eaterie Fred’s, this second branch has partnered with Burrito Kitchen. Customers will be able to choose from tacos, salads and of course burritos with a range of meat and veggie options.  It is open from 6:30am until midnight Monday to Friday and 8am to midnight at weekends.  Tesco told City A.M it had received “positive feedback” from its Philpot Lane debut.  “Both stores, located in the heart of London, are a great example of how we are providing the products and services that meet the shopping needs of our customers,” the spokeswoman said. “These stores offer a wide range of items ideal for tourists and busy commuters on the move and feature the latest technology to help make the shopping trip quick and easy.” The supermarket said the store had been “designed with the time-conscious office worker and commuter in mind”.  Tesco opens second hot food store format in Villiers Street, Embankment Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Holborn fire: Disruption continues as homes, businesses and roads remain shut

first_img Catherine Neilan Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL The area around last week’s blaze in Holborn is still disrupted by the aftermath, with some homes and businesses still shut, while traffic restrictions are in place until at least Wednesday (April 8). The fire, which came from the service tunnels along Kingsway, Holborn, was finally extinguished by Sunday morning, five days after it first erupted. London Fire Brigade said once the gas supply was isolated the flames had died down, but was still looking into the cause over the bank holiday weekend.  Camden Council is now responsible for getting the area back on track, along with UK Power Networks and National Grid, noting it had been “a complicated incident”.  “Our priority throughout the whole incident has been to ensure people’s safety,” the council said. “As a result we have had to ask for a bit more patience from businesses before the area can be fully open for business.” Workers dig up a section of road outside Holborn underground station following the electrical fire (Source: Getty)“Most of Kingsway has now reopened to residents, businesses and pedestrians, but restrictions to vehicle traffic will remain in place along both carriageways of Kingsway until at least Wednesday so we would ask commuters to consider alternative routes to work on Tuesday.” As well as Kingsway, parts of Keeley Street and Great Queen Street are also still closed off. Businesses and residents have been told to report to the manned gates. High Holburn to Southampton Row (northbound) is now open to traffic. Camden Council is updating people throughout the day on its Twitter account @camdentalking. Residents can call on 020 7974 4444.  Sharecenter_img Tuesday 7 April 2015 4:10 am Holborn fire: Disruption continues as homes, businesses and roads remain shut whatsapp last_img read more

Clapham Junction meltdown: Leave work early to avoid travel disruption, advises Network Rail as evening delays continue at Victoria station and London Bridge

first_img whatsapp A “meltdown” at Clapham Junction causing chaos on routes into London and leaving thousands of passengers stranded on trains will continue into the evening rush hour, spurring Network Rail to advise Londoners to leave work early or late to avoid disruption.A Network Rail director also warned that there is still likely to be delays tomorrow morning, speaking to the BBC. A power supply failure between Clapham and Wandsworth Common has caused major disruption to commuters travelling to and from the capital on Southern and Gatwick Express services.Emergency services, including police, fire and ambulance, had to evacuate passengers from one train which was stranded for five hours and thousands have been affected after the problem hit during peak rush hour this morning.  Read more about why it took so long for passengers to be rescued from trains.What’s happening right now?National Rail is advising passengers to check the latest updates from rail operators before they travel and to leave work earlier or later to avoid rail disruption.”Passengers can use London Underground, London Bus, London Tramlink, South West Trains, Southeastern and Thameslink services to complete their journey. If possible, passengers are advised to consider starting their journeys either earlier or later than normal for a better journey home.”As of 4.45pm here’s how the commute’s looking.Victoria Station“At Victoria station the entrance onto Buckingham Palace Road may be closed and the whole of the station is likely to be very busy with a queuing system in place for services on platforms 15-19. Other platforms will be busier than usual,” said Network Rail.Southern/ Victoria stationThere’s a very limited service running into and out of Victoria. Southern is advising passengers to avoid the station completely and find other routes.Main Line East/Victoria stationVictoria to Eastbourne/Ore services will start and terminate at Haywards Heath. Customers can use Thameslink services to Haywards Heath.Main Line West/Victoria stationVictoria to Littlehampton services will start from Haywards Heath. Customers can use Thameslink services to Haywards Heath.Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour/Littlehampton will start from Gatwick Airport or Three Bridges. Customers for Havant can use South West services.Gatwick Express/Victoria stationThere are no Gatwick Express services currently running from Victoria Station.London BridgeThe problems have had a knock-on effect on London Bridge, which has advised that a one-way system is in place.Southern/London BridgeSouthern services through Clapham running to and from London Bridge are severely delayed.Thameslink/London BridgeThameslink services through London Bridge are subject to delays and alterations at short notice.Southeastern services are unaffected, but “resulting congestion may impact Southeastern passengers” the train company said, advising to allow additional time for journeys.Clapham JunctionAt Clapham Junction, South West trains are running into Waterloo, however, infrequent Southern trains are making some platforms busy.(Source: Carly Steven/City A.M.)(Source: Carly Steven/City A.M.) 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Dealing With Natural Hazards Requires New Approach, Study Says

first_imgNSF Media Contact:Joel Blumenthal, (703) 306-1070/[email protected] of Colorado at Boulder Contacts:Dennis Mileti, (303) 492-6818/[email protected] Caughey, (303) 492-4007/[email protected] The cost of natural hazards in the United States has averaged as much as $1 billion per week since 1989 and is expected to keep rising, according to a major new study released May 19 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.In some cases, steps people have taken to reduce the impact of natural hazards may actually make the situation worse when more extreme disasters occur, said Dennis Mileti, who led the team of 132 experts who conducted the study. The team was charged with evaluating everything that is known about natural hazards and coming up with ways of reducing their social and economic costs.The five-year, $750,000 study -– Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States — was funded by the National Science Foundation [NSF] Engineering Directorate, with contributions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Forest Service and the Environmental Protection Agency.Mileti, who chairs the sociology department and directs the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, noted that seven of the 10 most costly U.S. disasters during the report’s 20-year study period occurred between 1989 and 1994. The states that experienced the greatest losses from natural hazards from 1975 to 1994 were California, Texas and Florida.The 1994 Northridge earthquake in California, estimated to cost at least $25 billion, was the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. Japan’s 1995 Kobe earthquake was the world’s most expensive disaster, at $100 billion.”The really big catastrophes are getting larger and will continue to get larger because of, among other reasons, everything we’ve done in the past to reduce risk,” Mileti said.For example, Mileti noted, building a dam or levee may protect a community from the small- and medium-sized floods the structures were designed to handle. But any additional development that occurs because of this protection will mean even greater losses during a big flood that causes the dam or levee to fail. Such incidents occurred during the 1993 flooding in the Mississippi River basin.”One central problem is that many of the accepted methods for coping with hazards have been based on the idea that people can use technology to control nature to make them safe,” he added.Mileti hopes people will look at hurricanes and other natural disasters in a new way as a result of the study. The report, published by Joseph Henry Press of Washington, D.C., is intended to guide research and policy in the field of natural hazards over the next 20 years.The report urges community leaders to “design future disasters” for their communities, actually setting the number of deaths and injuries and dollar losses they are willing to accept – and take responsibility for – as the result of the most extreme disasters their community could face during the next 100 to 200 years.”It is wrong to think of natural hazards and disasters as problems that can be solved, because problems mean there are solutions and disasters are actually symptoms of a more basic problem,” Mileti said.”The much more basic thing is how our communities engage in non-sustainable development. You can’t have sustainable development if what you build falls down in a major earthquake.”While actions taken to mitigate disasters, such as building codes that require buildings to withstand certain magnitudes of earthquakes, save lives and dollars in the short term, Mileti said, “we are shifting the risk to future generations, much like the national debt. We need to change the culture to think about designing communities for our great grandchildren’s children’s children.”Until people are ready to address the interdependent root causes of disasters and to do the difficult work of coming to a negotiated consensus about which losses are acceptable, which are unacceptable, and what type of action to take, our nation’s communities will continue on a path toward ever-larger natural catastrophes,” he concluded.(Broadcast Editors: B-roll natural disaster footage to accompany this story is available by contacting Dena Headlee at the National Science Foundation Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at (703) 306-1070/[email protected]) Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 18, 1999 last_img read more

There is a transformation in the protocols for pulmonary disease management post-COVID-19: Dr Raghavendra MK

first_imgThere is a transformation in the protocols for pulmonary disease management post-COVID-19: Dr Raghavendra MK Dr Raghavendra MK, pulmonologist, Manipal Hospitals, Jayanagar, Bengaluru details the impact of COVID-19 and points out that it can cause long-term damage to lungs even in mild to moderately ill patients. He also highlights the importance of a robust and comprehensive post-COVID-19 care programme for better recovery of patients and reversal of damage caused by COVID-19, in an interview with Lakshmipriya NairCan the COVID-19 virus cause long-term damage to lungs even in mild and moderately ills patients? If yes, tell us about the huge disease burden of respiratory disorders and pulmonary ailments that India might have to face in the times to come?The COVID-19, caused due to the novel coronavirus, is posing an unprecedented global health crisis. The disease is spreading without any bias to the young, adults, and the elderly. It causes significant changes in the lungs. The important question that arises is whether the patients recovered from this disease have lung capacity like pre-COVID, or there is long-term damage to lungs even in mild to moderately ill patients. Many people who had survived the disease may end up contracting chronic end-stage lung disease, and a surgery or lung transplant may be required in such patients in the future. Because of the significant damage to lungs in infected and recovered COVID-19 patients, India is all set to witness a high pulmonary disease burden in the future. Some of the common respiratory ailments that lead to long term complications are:Chronic cough: Several patients may continue experiencing chronic cough as a complication of COVID-19. The patient may experience the post-viral cough that may continue for at least three weeks to eight weeks.Fibrotic lung disease: Pulmonary fibrosis is one of the most common complications faced by COVID-19 recovered patients. Radiographic, clinical, and autopsy data available indicates that pulmonary fibrosis causes severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) pathology.Bronchiectasis: It is a condition characterised by permanent enlargement of airway parts that results in swelling and easily collapsible airway. The patient may experience excessive mucus production with a chronic cough. COVID-19 may cause severe bronchiectasis in a previously healthy person.Pulmonary vascular disease: Pulmonary vascular abnormalities are a common presentation in COVID-19 patients. It includes the mosaic perfusion patterns and vessel enlargement. Endothelial dysfunction may in COVID-19 be due to hypoxia, lung coagulopathy, inflammation, and oxidative stress.Impairment of diffusion capacity: Impairment of diffusion capacity is seen in patients while discharged from the hospital. It is important to perform routine pulmonary function tests in such patients.Restrictive ventilatory defect: Because of the permanent damage to the lungs, the patients with COVID-19 have a restrictive ventilatory defect. This condition restricts the expansion of the lungs resulting in reduced lung volume, increased breathing, and low oxygenation or ventilation.Obstructive airway disease: COVID-19 infection may result in various obstructive airway diseases such as asthma, COPD, and bronchitis that may continue even after the recovery from infection.How should the healthcare system in India prepare to minimise this burden? Do we have any global examples that can be emulated?         COVID-19 has caused serious implications on the health of the people. The people who had recovered from this highly contagious infection may have to suffer from post-infection complications either permanently or for at least a significant part of their life. To combat the complications that chases the patients even after recovery, India should consider the following measures:Guidelines for long term complications: Robust guidelines should be framed for the patients who have recovered from COVID-19. The Government should ensure that these guidelines should reach the people so that they can be effectively implemented. The guidelines should suggest the possible complications and the adequate care required in a different scenario. An expert group comprising the AIIMS Delhi experts and representatives of ICMR and WHO’s India office for framing the guidelines.Increase in healthcare infrastructure and funding: It is important to note that the complications of COVID-19 may put an economic and psychological burden on patients, especially o the lower-income group. Many people, in the future, may not able to opt for medical treatment due to payment issues, leading to increased complications and disease burden. India should invest in healthcare infrastructure to provide adequate facilities for such people.Increase the number of testing: India should increase the number of testing to diagnose the infection at an early stage. This will help in the initiation of early treatment and reduced long-term complications. By adopting strategic planning, India can achieve a high number of testing. However, there would be a requirement of the additional workforce, scaling-up for sample collection, and increased level of transportation.Following speed, scale, and equity: To combat the COVID-19 virus, India should speed up our efforts as any delay may cost lives and increase complications. Adequate facilities should be scaled-up to reach as many people as possible. India should divert the resources to that part where there is the greatest risk.Implementing global strategy: The global strategic objectives include mobilise information about preventing COVID-19; Control by diagnosing and isolating the infected patients; suppress transmission to various policies including social distancing; reduce the death rate by providing medical care to the patient and; develop new therapies to treat the infection.The importance of post-COVID care is becoming increasingly clear to prevent long-term complications. What will be the most important aspects to be considered while drawing out a strategy for it? People recovering from COVID-19 infection are suffering from long term complications. Although the infection predominantly affects the respiratory system, serious damage is also done to various other organ systems like the cardiovascular system (heart), urinary system (kidneys), and brain. The quality of life is significantly impacted due to chronic fatigue, malaise, and joint pain with increased risk of blood clotting. Thus, a suitable strategy should be formulated for treating the patient in such a way that current infection managed and future complications are prevented or minimised. The following points should be worth considering while creating a suitable strategy for managing COVID-19 patients:Comprehensive information about the medical history of the patient: While initiating the treatment and call for further diagnosis, detailed information about the medical history of the patient should be made available to the doctor. This will help in analysing and managing possible complications. For example, patients with obesity and cancer are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism.Post-COVID-19 rehabilitation: Patients with COVID-19 infection are not only affected physically, but there is also a serious impact on the psychological health of the patient. The patient may suffer from ICU delirium, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Evidence-based rehabilitation intervention should be provided to patients.Using evidence-based treatment: While formulating the strategy for managing the long-term complications of COVID-19, an evidence-based approach should be used. This is because very little is known about the virus, and the disease and using a random treatment strategy may backfire.Recovery of damaged lungs depends upon the age and severity of the condition.  Although it is too early to evaluate the recovery of patients and reversal of damage caused by COVID-19, through better management during the post-COVID-19 phase, there are chances that the patients may be able to recover from mild to moderate damage. The pulmonary rehabilitation program comprises resistance training and aerobic training and helps to enhance muscle strength and exercise capacity.Manipal Hospital has a robust and comprehensive post-COVID-19 care programme that prevents disease progression and minimises or prevents complications. This programme also involves consultation after two weeks of recovery to evaluate the condition of the patient.So, are we seeing a transformation in clinical management protocols for pulmonary disease management as a result of COVID-19? If yes, can you share the salient details? There is indeed a transformation in the management protocols for pulmonary disease management post-COVID-19. An aggressive approach towards the diagnosis and management of the pulmonary disease is warranted. More advanced technologies are being incorporated in the respiratory disease management. The infrastructure should be improved to diagnose the presence and severity of the disease. Following are some of the salient features for protocol transformation of pulmonary disease management:Therapeutic pulmonary telerehabilitation: Therapeutic pulmonary telerehabilitation was in the budding stage in India before COVID-19 and was under recognised in the management of respiratory diseases. However, after the COVID-19, things will certainly be changed for telerehabilitation. Various hospitals such as the Manipal Hospital have initiated this service and may continue it even when this pandemic gets over.Advanced diagnostic laboratories: A rise in spending on improving the healthcare infrastructure is surely on the cards. The healthcare professionals will require the accurate medical diagnosis of the patient to manage the disease as well as the complications. Further, to tackle the increased number of patients, there will surely be an increase in healthcare facilities.Social distancing and mask to avoid contagious respiratory infections: Apart from the novel coronavirus, various other pathogens cause communicable respiratory disease. These diseases include influenza and tuberculosis. People would continue to maintain social distancing and wear a mask in case they suffer from any of the communicable diseases. This helps in reducing the disease burden.Hygienic habits: People will maintain proper hygiene through sanitisation or by frequently washing their hands. This results in a decrease in overall respiratory patients.The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the pathological understanding of the respiratory disease and their association and impact on other organs. There is increased knowledge and skills of the pulmonologists about handling the severe cases of respiratory diseases. Because of the involvement of other organs in COVID-19, the pulmonologists have interacted more than ever with the doctors of other departments, thereby increasing interprofessional communication. In response to the pandemic, the doctors should work outside the usual competencies. The pulmonologists improved cross-skilling by working beyond their [email protected] [email protected] By Lakshmipriya Nair on October 19, 2020 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha bronchiectasisDr Raghavendra MKlung damageManipal HospitalsPost COVID-19pulmonary fibrosis Add Comment COVID-19 Updates Interviews News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Share Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”last_img read more

Commercial Lifestyle Centre Proposed for Downtown Kingston

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON – A proposal has been made for the establishment of a commercial lifestyle centre for entrepreneurs and residents operating and living downtown Kingston. This recommendation has been made in a Growth Inducement Strategy, being developed through a special secretariat established in the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). Making the disclosure during a Growth Strategy Symposium at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Tuesday March 15, where the strategy was discussed, PIOJ Consultant, Professor Donald Harris, said the recommendation presented an opportunity for the country to “attack the problem of social exclusion” that exists, particularly for residents of inner city communities, within the context of urban/regional development. Professor Harris noted that a “high concentration” of the “most intense” commercial activity in Jamaica occurs in downtown Kingston, pointing to analyses and studies, which show that up to 25 per cent of Jamaica’s gross domestic product (GDP) is generated in that area. He said that the setting up of a commercial lifestyle centre will provide an opportunity to “combine commercial enterprise with a social space that allows the people who live in that community to experience the very same facilities and opportunities and access to enjoyment that people in uptown Kingston enjoy.” “Right there, in the heart of downtown Kingston, let’s create the kind of phoenix that rises from the dust,…and be the kind of beacon that heralds the coming of a new beginning, and let’s start with that today,” Professor Harris urged.   He pointed out that the Community Renewal Programme, being piloted by the PIOJ, represented a “deliberate attempt” to effectively challenge conditions negatively impacting these persons and their communities. “There are strategies being pursued and we encourage them for developments in Montego Bay, in Negril, in Falmouth…with all of the efforts surrounding the issue of redevelopment of downtown Kingston,” Professor Harris implored. Meanwhile, Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has welcomed developments being undertaken downtown Kingston, which form part of efforts to restore the area. Speaking at the forum, Mr. Shaw singled out telecommunications company, Digicel, whom he commended for “leading the way” through the construction of its new US$60 million headquarters, and the company’s support in the re-building of Coronation Market. He noted that other companies have also “joined the bandwagon,” in this regard, pointing to security and courier service firm, Guardsman, “is about to establish (their) headquarters in downtown Kingston.” “I spoke of that (re-development) vision in Parliament a couple years ago, of what we need to see in downtown Kingston; renewal of interest in our downtown area. (As a result) you can hardly find real estate to buy now. All of these things hold very well,” Mr. Shaw said. RelatedCommercial Lifestyle Centre Proposed for Downtown Kingston RelatedCommercial Lifestyle Centre Proposed for Downtown Kingston Commercial Lifestyle Centre Proposed for Downtown Kingston Finance & Public ServiceMarch 17, 2011 RelatedCommercial Lifestyle Centre Proposed for Downtown Kingston Advertisements By DOUGLAS McINTOSH, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Court records access rule is getting a lot of attention

first_img There may be no more scrutinized Florida court procedural rule than Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420.Titled “Public Access to Judicial Branch Records,” it runs for 19 pages and has been called perhaps the longest and most complex of any court procedural rule.The basic rule encompasses two sentences. One explains the authority for the rule under the Florida Constitution and the second reads: “The public shall have access to all records of the judicial branch of government, except as provided below.”Defining and regulating those exceptions takes the remainder of the 19 pages. The rule covers both court administrative records and court case files (which takes up the majority of the rule), but the most scrutiny and debate is focused on the subdivision that seeks to protect client confidential information that may find its way into case files.Here’s a quick look at recent developments affecting the rule:• In its soon-to-be filed regular-cycle report, the proposed Rules of Judicial Administration are condensed. The subcommittee that did the work set its goals to shorten and simplify the rule without making substantive changes and was able to cut the length by about one third.• That same RJAC subcommittee is now embarking on reviewing and addressing substantive rule concerns that arose during the review of the rule.• Notwithstanding that pending substantive review, a special ad hoc subcommittee, formed by the Supreme Court, submitted a “No Action Report” in December after the joint subcommittee reviewed complaints from media outlets that alleged clerks take too long to review and redact court filings before those filings become public. While the subcommittee majority opposed a rule amendment, a minority submitted separate proposals calling for an end to automatic clerk redaction under Rule 2.420 for some to all civil court filings. Two of those proposals keep redactions for non-attorney filers and one of those proposals also keeps clerk redactions for “family, probate, guardianship, sex abuse, medical malpractice, Jimmy Ryce Act or juvenile cases” filed by attorneys. For the text of the three alternative rule amendments, click here and then select the “Access to Court Records – No Action Report.pdf” link and go to pages 54-56.• Another special committee, again created by the Supreme Court, is looking at how the Marsy’s Law victims’ rights amendment approved by voters in November 2018 affects procedural rules. The subcommittee has for consideration a Rule 2.420 amendment, and a minor change to Rule 2.425, proposed by Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers that would have law enforcement, or whoever initiates a criminal case, offer the victim a form to select whether to use the privacy sections of Marsy’s Law.Anecdotal evidence offered at various forums has suggested that many Florida lawyers do not understand their obligations under Rule 2.420 to protect confidential client information, and that clerks’ review and redaction of the 23 automatic privacy areas spelled out in the rule has prevented considerable disclosure of private information.Much of the recent debate over the rule has focused on whether that automatic review by clerks should be ended. Supporters of that change say it’s wrong for lawyers to abdicate their responsibility under the rule and rely on clerks, especially when it slows access to court records and perhaps technological improvements to handling court records. Opponents say clients would bear the brunt of confidential information becoming public when lawyers don’t follow the rule, perhaps lessening public trust in the legal system. They also have said lawyers who fail to protect the information could face sanctions from judges, possible discipline by the Bar, and lawsuits from clients. Jan 10, 2020 Top Stories Court records access rule is getting a lot of attentionlast_img read more