Coronavirus deaths among Florida inmates are on the rise

first_imgLeonsbox/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida officials are working to stem a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak among inmates as the Sunshine State quickly becomes the nation’s ground zero for the virus.Since Friday afternoon, the number of Florida inmates testing positive for COVID-19 has jumped 20%. In total, at least 6,217 inmates had tested positive at correctional facilities across the state as of Monday afternoon, according to the most recent data released by the state’s Department of Corrections.Separately, at least 46 inmates had died from COVID-related illnesses as of Monday, with a 28% in COVID-related deaths in just the last 72 hours, according to department data.At least 22 Florida inmates have died from the virus so far this month, making July the deadliest month for inmates in the state since the pandemic began. The second-deadliest month was recorded in June, when nine inmates died.According to the Florida Department of Corrections, which operates 145 facilities statewide, including 50 correctional institutions, about 1,417 staff members have also tested positive for the virus.Staff members who test positive for COVID-19 are not allowed to return to work until a “full recovery is documented by a medical professional,” state officials said.Infected inmates are typically relocated until they recover, the department said.“These inmates are placed in medical isolation under the care of their treating clinician,” says the department’s website. “Inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 receive the appropriate level of care based on their individual treatment needs.”Once recovered, inmates are then “moved into appropriate housing based on their care and custody requirements,” the website says.However, the state’s fast-rising numbers have raised concerns among prison reform advocates and inmates’ families about whether officials are doing enough to protect inmates from the virus.States like Florida and Georgia, where officials were quick to reopen for business, have been hard-hit by the virus. Some 6,120 Florida residents have died from the virus while nearly 436,900 others have been infected, according to state data.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis faced harsh criticism after prematurely bragging in May about the state’s victory over the novel coronavirus.“We succeeded and people just don’t want to recognize it,” he said outside the White House on May 20.“You’ve got a lot of people in your profession who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York,” he told reporters at the time.Florida, like most states, has seen its infection rate soar since then.Overall, more 16.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.America has become the worst-affected nation, with more than 4.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 148,298 deaths. Health experts say the infection rates could actually be much higher than reported.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Children of religious parents have a reduced risk of suicidal behavior, study finds

first_imgShare on Facebook LinkedIn Email “Moreover, suicide is a primary cause of death among females 15 to 19 years of age. In an attempt to gain more insight into this problem and its potential solutions, we wanted to investigate whether a parent’s religiosity might be associated with a lower risk for suicidal ideation/attempts in their children.”The researchers examined data from 214 children (aged 6 to 18 years) from 112 nuclear families who are participating in an ongoing 3-generation study.They found that religiosity in children was negatively related to suicidal behavior in girls but not boys. Religiosity in parents, on the other hand, was negatively related to suicidal behavior among both their male and female offspring.“We found that a parent’s belief in the high importance of religion was associated with an approximately 80% decrease in risk in suicidal thoughts and behaviors in their children compared with parents who reported religion as unimportant,” Svob and Wickramaratne told PsyPost.“This finding was independent of a child’s own belief (or lack of belief) in the importance of religion and independent of other potent parental risk factors (e.g., parental depression, history or suicidal behavior, divorce). “Furthermore, that parents’ belief in religious importance was a stronger predictor than parents’ religious service attendance makes one wonder whether religious importance might be more strongly associated with teaching and beliefs about suicide within the home than is service attendance, or whether some other mechanism might be responsible,” the researchers said.“Taken together, the findings suggest that, among potential protective factors for suicidal behavior in children, parental religious beliefs should not be overlooked.”But the study, like all research, includes limitations.“Since the current sample of parents and children had regional limitations regarding religious denominations represented (the majority were Christian) and all participants were Caucasian, future research should be conducted on samples with diverse religious denominations and ethnicities for generalizability of results,” Svob and Wickramaratne explained.“As religiosity is often overlooked in clinical practice, we suggest in our paper that clinicians consider conducting a brief spiritual history with parents of children being brought in for psychiatric consultations, as well as assessing the children’s own religious beliefs and practices.”The study, “Association of Parent and Offspring Religiosity With Offspring Suicide Ideation and Attempts“, was authored by Connie Svob,Priya J. Wickramaratne, Linda Reich, Ruixin Zhao, MS Ardesheer Talati, Marc J. Gameroff, Rehan Saeed, and Myrna M.Weissman. Pinterestcenter_img Share on Twitter Children face a lower risk of suicidal behavior if their parents are religious, according to new research published in JAMA Psychiatry.The study found that parents’ belief in the importance of religion was associated with a lower risk for suicidal behavior by their children, regardless of a child’s own beliefs. “Approximately 12% of adolescents in the United States report having thoughts about attempting suicide,” said study authors Connie Svob and Priya Wickramaratne of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Sharelast_img read more

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Furtive behaviour

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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Northern Ireland barristers withdraw services in legal aid protest

first_imgCriminal barristers in Northern Ireland today declared they are withdrawing their services from new cases requiring legal aid in protest against revised rules reducing levels of payments.The Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) came into effect on 5 May.Criminal Bar Association chairman Gavan Duffy QC said the Department of Justice’s proposals represented cuts of almost 50% from levels set in 2005.Duffy said the association was ‘committed to providing the highest standard of representation to those members of society who face the most serious and complex criminal cases in the Crown court.‘This decision has been made after careful deliberation and it is with deep regret that the association has resolved that these standards cannot be achieved under these amended rules’.The DoJ was established in April 2010, following the devolution of justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly.Justice minister David Ford (pictured) said it was ‘surprising and disappointing’ the CBA is taking this action ‘when they have a legal challenge pending’.Northern Ireland’s Bar Council and Law Society are jointly launching an application for leave to apply for judicial review regarding the recent changes to the levels of remuneration payable by way of criminal legal aid for cases in the Crown court.  Ford said: ‘At this stage I am not aware of the detail of the challenge, but the appropriate place for this to be addressed is through the courts.’Ford said the new Crown court rules arrangements were developed following a ‘detailed comparison’ with fees paid in similar cases in England and Wales, and consultation with the Law Society and Bar Council.‘The fees recognise the work involved in criminal cases and the reductions are necessary in order to ensure value for money and because there is a limited budget available for legal aid. ‘However, it is important to note that even with the new fees, legal representatives in Northern Ireland will continue to be better remunerated for these cases than their counterparts in England and Wales.’Ford urged any lawyer who had decided not to act for those in receipt of legal aid funding in response to the fees dispute ‘to reconsider and to continue to act in the best interests of their clients’.Duffy said the rules would ‘inevitably dilute’ the quality of representation available to some of the most vulnerable members of society and victims of crime.‘Independent counsel fulfils a fundamental role ensuring access to justice. They provide an important protection to the citizen from the power of the state.‘That safeguard can no longer be guaranteed under these proposed arrangements.’The CBA’s decision comes a week after one of Ireland’s leading law firms, Belfast-based KRW Law, announced it was withdrawing from providing Crown court criminal defence services.Law Society of Northern Ireland president Arleen Elliott said the Society was concerned that the rates for legal aid work in Crown court proceedings ‘were not reflective of the scale of professional experience and expertise required of a solicitor charged with ensuring their client’s case is properly presented to the courts’.  ‘Some solicitors’ practices in Northern Ireland who undertake criminal legal aid work are considering if they can properly accept instructions in such circumstances. Ultimately, that decision rests with each individual practice.’last_img read more

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DAIC AGM 2017 Enhances Board of Directors

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img DAIC’s New Board of DirectorsPress ReleaseRoseau, Dominica – July 21, 2017 – The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) elected a new Board of Directors to serve for the 2017-2018 year.Mrs. Kira Thompson-Aird, President elect 2016, has been re-elected to serve for another Term. DAIC’s focus on enhancing growth, competitiveness and employment was entrenched in the President’s Report 2016 and the tabled direction for her 2017/2018 Term of Office. Thompson-Aird expressed delight with the newly elected Directors, noting their respective strengths will complement and enhance the existing Board in the development of the DAIC and Private Sector.THE 2017/2018 DAIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS:Mrs. Kira Thompson-Aird- PRESIDENTMr. Stephen Lander- VICE-PRESIDENTMr. Earl Edwards- TREASURERMrs. Enda Henry- ASSISTANT TREASURERMr. Kenny Green- PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERMr. Jeffrey Baptiste – IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTMr. Eliud Williams- DIRECTORMs. Kimone George- DIRECTORMrs. Nathalie Sampson- DIRECTORMr. Dave Stamp- DIRECTORMrs. Nikima Royer Jno-Baptiste- DIRECTORMr. Damien Sorhaindo- DIRECTORThe 2017 DAIC Annual General Meeting (AGM) succeeded the DAIC’s “Eggs & Issues” Breakfast, wherein Keynote Speaker Mr. Timothy N.J. Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, spoke to and expounded on the AGM Theme: “Improving Monetary Stability through Growth, Competitiveness and Employment”.The Governor encouraged the region to move swiftly in their approach to capturing opportunities, sharing best practices to learn from each other, sharing of market information – key in growth strategies, and ensuring full participation in private sector development initiatives. The DAIC thanks Governor Antoine and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for their time with us on July 20th, 2017 and extends its appreciation to our Membership and the wider Private Sector for their engagement.The DAIC’s committment to a proactive and visionary Private Sector guides its’ approach to embracing opportunities and challenges, seeking to achieve the highest level of competitiveness, economic growth and development for Dominica. 499 Views   no discussions LocalNews DAIC AGM 2017 Enhances Board of Directors by: – July 24, 2017last_img read more

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Everton could sign player in January window, target ‘shaking’ things at…

first_imgAs Yacine Brahimi’s contract situation with Porto seems to be bothering the Portuguese club, it looks like Everton are one of the sides who could sign him in the January market. It’s newspaper Correio da Manhã who brings this story today, claiming that the winger is ‘shaking’ things at the club as no one knows what will happen to him next month.Brahimi’s contract expires in June, which makes him available to sign a pre-contract with a new club in the January market.As Porto are currently fighting for all the tournaments they’re in, which are the Portuguese League, the Champions League, the Portuguese Cup and the League Cup, they don’t want to lose such an important star.Embed from Getty ImagesThat’s why president Pinto da Costa is not selling Brahimi for less than €40m, which is his release clause, for now. And the interested clubs, which are said to be Milan, Roma, Everton and Fenerbahce, don’t want to spend that much on a player who will soon be a free agent.In case Porto decide to make him available, then they will have to do it for €15m or €20m. That’s how the interested sides would come, but the Dragons must first think if it’s worth selling a guy who has five goals and five assists this season.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undolast_img read more

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Tony Oakes reelected as Pattaya Sports Club President

first_imgPeter Malhotra Chairman of the Pattaya Sports Club Association, the governing body of the Pattaya Sports Club, congratulated President Tony and his board of directors and for their dedication to the good cause of sports and charity.“On behalf of the PSC Association committee, I wish to convey our heartfelt gratitude to all the PSC members who have collectively contributed your time, energy and resources to charity projects in our community. The Pattaya Sports Club’s main concern is to improve the health and well being of our children, which you have done without fail and with success. Your focus on giving our children a decent education is most commendable.”President Tony Oakes made his annual report followed by reports from the other committee chairmen. President Oakes said, “This has been a great year for the Pattaya Sports Club. We were very successful in terms of maintaining our membership numbers and increasing our charity work. Thank you all for your support and good work in Promoting Sports and Supporting Local Charities.”Elections were held to select the president and the board of directors for the 2011-12 year. The results showed that Tony Oakes was reelected as president for another term. Others elected to the committee were, Bobby Clark-Vice President, Paul Donahue-Secretary, Bob Lindberg-Treasurer, William Macey-Charity, Joe Mooneyham-Golf, Bjarne Nielsen-Registrar and Nigel Cannon-Social. Mike Johnston retains his seat in the Founder’s Chair. Special recognition was awarded to Past President Herbie Ishinaga who was also presented with a Life Membership in the Pattaya Sports Club. PATTAYA Saturday June 18: The Pattaya Sports Club held the Annual General Meeting this morning at the Town-in-Town Hotel attended by over 70 elective and founder members.last_img read more

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Sookro breaks out of scoring slump to lead Hawks to 6-3 win

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks exploded for four first-period goals to double the Nelson Leafs 6-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Monday night in Fruitvale.The Hawks now lead the best-of-seven Murdoch Division semi final 3-2 with game six set for Tuesday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson. Game time is 7 p.m. After being called out by head coach Terry Jones, the top line of Ryon Sookro, Chris Derochie and Colton Donselaar came to play as the trio combined for 10 points.“Our top line is a minus-four in the series which is not good enough,” said Jones following game four’s 9-1 collapse in Nelson. Sookro, who has been invisible for most of the series, especially the two games in Nelson, led the charge with three goals, including two in the four-goal first period.The pair by Sookro, combined with single from Arie Postmus and Daniel Bishop, allowed the Hawks to grab a 4-1 lead.Colton Malmsten and Gavin Currie with a shorthanded tally, his second in two games, gave Nelson some life as the Leafs cut the margin to 4-3.But Sookro, who played his entire minor hockey in Nelson, scored on the power play and Donselaar added a single late in the frame to restore the three-goal advantage for the Hawks.Nelson tried to get back into the game with a strong third period, out shooting Beaver Valley 15-8. But Michael Vlanich, pulled during game four, rebounded to shutout the Leafs.“Mike’s been our rock all year long,” said Jones. “He’s been the reason why we finished where we did (in the standings).” Marcus Dahl scored the other goal for Nelson.The third-period surge allowed Nelson to out shoot the Hawks 36-33.BLUELINES: The Hawks rebounded on the power play scoring three times. . . .Beaver Valley center Dallas Calvin, who at one time was tied for the playoff lead in scoring, had a point and now sits tied for sixth in the post-season race. . . .Connor Enright tried to shift the momentum back to the Leafs with a third-period tilt against Jean-William Caron. . . .Joel Stewart was once again not in the lineup for Nelson as Leaf coach Chris Shaw went with most of the same line up that won game four. . . .Patrick Martens led Nelson in scoring with two assists. . . .Colton Donselaar and Ryon Sookro each had four points to lead the Nitehawks. . . .The series winner meets the Castlegar Rebels who knocked off Spokane Braves in the other Murdoch semi final 4-1. The series is tentatively to start, according to the KIJHL website, Thursday in the Sunflower [email protected]last_img read more

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Over The Line Rugby Special – Connacht vs Leinster

first_img Rugby Special – Connacht v Leinster Over the Line Rugby Special – Connacht v Leinster print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Over the Line Forward 60 seconds Back 15 seconds Rugby Special – Connacht v Leinster Back 15 seconds Over the Line 更多 Rob Murphy was joined by William Davies, Alan Deegan, Dave Finn and spoke to Tiernan O’Halloran, Linley McKenzie, Gerry Thornley and Pat Lam as they look forward to Connacht and Leinster at the Sportsground on Saturday. Currently Playing Forward 60 secondslast_img read more

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Joe McDonagh R.I.P.

first_imgThe death occurred yesterday evening of former GAA President and All Ireland winning Galway hurler Joe McDonagh at the age of 62 following a battle with illness. Joe served as GAA President from 1997 to 2000 and had the honour of presenting the Sam Maguire to the captain of his native county Ray Silke when Galway won the All Ireland football title in 1998, but is perhaps best remembered for his rendition of ‘The Wests Awake’ on the steps of the Hogan Stand in the aftermath of the Galway hurlers famous triumph in 1980. An All-Star wing back in 1976, the Ballinderreen clubman won an All Ireland U21 medal four years previously in 1972 as a prodigiously talented 19 year old and would go on to make his senior debut in 1974. Joe was a former Head of Sport with Galway Bay fm in early years of the station when it was known as Radio West and was known as an extremely gifted orator who gave of his time generously to clubs and counties all over the country and will be sorely missed by his loving wife Peig, son Eoin, daughters Muireann and Eilis and a huge army of friends and admirers. Ar lamh dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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