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House Passes Law to Protect Persons with ‘Mental Disorders’

first_imgMentally disabled persons abandoned in the streets of MonroviaMembers of the 53rd Legislature yesterday passed a law to protect persons with mental disorders and/or persons with mental disabilities from discrimination, stigmatization, and marginalization on the basis of their mental or intellectual disability.The law was forwarded to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for approval.Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate amended the Public Health Law, Title 33, and Liberian Code of Laws Revised, which added Part VIII, Health and Related Rights, Chapter 2, Mental Health.On Tuesday, May 23, the House unanimously concurred with the Senate, which the Upper House has since passed on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.Mentally disabled persons abandoned in the streets of MonroviaAccordingly, the Law gives equal access and right to healthcare for all persons, and persons with mental disorders and/or mental disabilities (crazy person/s) to also have a right to treatment of the same quality and standard as all other persons.Also known as “the Mental Health Act,” the Law protects the property of persons with mental disorders and/or mental disabilities and provides and promotes mental health well-being, and care for all persons and the communities in which they reside, nationwide, for the full implementation of this Act.This act is intended to “provide for and protect the civil, social and health rights of all persons with mental disorders and/or mental disabilities including persons with intellectual disabilities; promotes and regulates equitable and effective access to timely, appropriate and quality mental healthcare, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation for all persons in the 15 counties, including those with mental disorders and/or mental disabilities; establish and enforce the responsibilities and obligations of the government in carrying out the duties set forth.”The act further intends to “Support optimal well-being, independence and liberty of persons with mental disorders and/or mental disabilities, including persons who have committed crimes, within the bounds of the law’ promote mental health in society and establish oversight of mental healthcare through the Ministry of Health (MoH) and its mechanisms for health promotion and quality assurance; create a national advisory body on mental health and provide for related matters.Meanwhile, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 46/119 on December 17, 1991, on the UN Principles for the protection of persons with mental illness and the improvement of Mental Healthcare.These principles lay down provisions to promote the rights of mentally disabled persons in healthcare. There are specific provisions on informed consent, confidentiality, standard of care and treatment and the rights available to inmates of mental disability institutions. Principle 1(4) prohibits discrimination on the ground of mental disability.It may be recalled that the director of Mental Health at the MoH, Angie Tarr Nyakon, told reporters that the passage of the Act will help improve the country’s mental health system to allow nearly all patients have access to mental health medication.She stated that the law if approved will decrease the number of persons living with mental illness in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Joint Services in massive exercise against “domestic security threat”

first_img…citizens asked to cooperateOne day after Head of State, President David Granger sounded an alarm that the recent uptick in criminal activities is in fact a part of a coordinated effort to embarrass the Government and the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the administration says it has received credible information related to a potential domestic security threat and will respond with a massive security crackdown.Citizens are asked not be alarmed, but to cooperate with security forces where necessaryAccording to the Ministry of the Presidency, the security exercise will be conducted by the Joint Services—the GPF and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).“Citizens are asked not be alarmed, but to cooperate with security forces where necessary… The safety of all residents and visitors to Guyana remains a top priority for the administration,” according an official notification from the Ministry of the Presidency.The Ministry said that the action is in response to the credible threat it has received, “coupled with increased criminal activity (that) has resulted in the decision by the Administration to institute security measures in targeted areas.”The security crackdown begins today and according to the Ministry, “citizens can expect to see helicopters providing aerial coverage and an increased number of Police Officers, along with members of the GDF on the ground in certain areas.”Granger on Thursday met with members of the local media corps for his ‘The Public Interest’ television programme and said, “I am suggesting that the pattern of crimes that we have seen is part of a campaign.”According to the Head of State, “I get the impression that these crimes, they are crimes, they are almost to embarrass the Police Force, to embarrass the Government.”The President was adamant that “we have to be very careful that people are committing crimes because of some ulterior motives… Maybe it is to show that the Police Force is weak or the Government is weak.”The operation also coincides with a very public spat between Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud and his likely successor David Ramnarine, which the President said could in fact embolden criminal elements.Lamenting on the fact that the matter has in fact been playing out in the public domain, Granger called the state of affairs unseemly and of concern, since it could in fact not only have a negative impact on the morale of the ranks of the force, but can embolden criminal elements looking to do mischief.He suggested too that such high-level quarrelling in the hierarchy of the Police Force can also undermine the public trust in the institution.last_img read more

Unfinished eyesore

first_img Museum parking? Re: “Troubles threaten Children’s Museum in the Valley” (May 9): I’m worried about adequate parking at the new Children’s Museum. Where are local residents supposed to park? Or is it going to be only for school buses? The library next door is often impossible to use because there is not enough parking. The designers made the parking very pretty, but they did it by making only a few parking spaces. – Kay Mull Nationalize oil Re: “Pump panic” (Viewpoint, May 13): Those were two really insightful articles on the cost of gasoline in your Viewpoint section. Clearly there is a cartel controlling the prices at the pump. Excuses abound from the oil companies, but they have not built a refinery in the USA since the one completed in 1976 in Louisiana. Building anything in California is blocked by environmentalists. The solution is to nationalize the oil companies. I know many would say the government couldn’t properly run these businesses. Private enterprise has accomplished two things in the past 30 years: obtained high profits and controlled the availability of gasoline. – Don Evans Canoga Park After reading “Troubles threaten Children’s Museum in the Valley” (May 9), I wonder why donors weren’t guaranteed before the museum project began, why the museum’s CEO was hired in March rather than earlier, just how far the museum is from completion and why public dollars are the primary source of a private endeavor. I am also saddened by Richard Katz’s statement regarding use of Lopez Canyon Landfill money as a funding source for the museum. Katz was once a friend to those of us who are neighbors of the landfill. He supported us in procuring public funds for public projects with community input. Now on my daily drive by the unfinished museum, I will wonder if it will remain an unfinished eyesore, complement of the landfill, a permanent eyesore. – Katharine Paull Kagel Canyon What about Billy? Re: “Goodbye Ruby Tuesday” (May 14): I am thrilled that she is being moved to a sanctuary. I just wish this would have happened years ago. My main concern now is for Billy, the other elephant at the L.A. Zoo. He also needs to be moved to a sanctuary. He is suffering every single day existing on concrete and being quarantined. – Tia Triplett Los Angeles Here’s how to do it Re: “ Alarcón proposes hiring Fuentes” (Briefly, May 12): Richard, Richard, Richard, you just told us the other day that it felt like you had never left. Now you want to give Felipe some chump change, as you call it. I have been dealing with Council District 7 for the last 15 to 20 years. I can teach Ali Saeed how to help constituents. You don’t need an elaborate office. A phone, a desk, a computer, a coffee maker, and there you go: Start taking complaints. Stop all this political welfare. It has become a big family affair. – Joe Pinoy Lozano Mission Hills center_img Lake View Terrace Gather the facts Re: “Melee brings second civil-rights suit” (May 11): Councilman Dennis Zine, a former Los Angeles Police Department sergeant, incorrectly stated, “I understand that B Platoon was never trained on crowd control. It’s as if you give someone a gun and don’t show them how to shoot the gun.” This is incorrect. Metropolitan Division, including B Platoon, has been involved in training the entire department on crowd-control tactics over the last several years. A few months ago, there was also a large-scale demonstration, for the entire command staff, of crowd-control tactics. He should take the time to gather the facts before making critical statements. – Paul Pangburn Sunland 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Yom Kippur, Jewish time of atonement, begins

first_imgThe holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins at sundown today. Jews will attend the evening service tonight, known as Kol Nidre, “all vows,” and daylong services Saturday. Yom Kippur is the culmination of 10 days of intense introspection, known as the Days of Awe, that began at sundown Sept. 12 with Rosh Hashana, the New Year. From the New Year to Yom Kippur, Jews look at their life over the past year and consider how to follow God’s commandments more closely. It is also the time to make amends and ask for forgiveness from other people. “Yom Kippur is known as the Shabbat of Shabbats. It’s interesting that Shabbat, our holiest holiday every week, is a day of joy and rest, but Yom Kippur is anything but,” said Rabbi Jan Offel of Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills. “It’s the day when we’re asking to be sealed in the Book of Life for another year. It’s a day to look into our own lives, make an assessment and change. It’s a day of soul-searching.” One of the most well-known observances on Yom Kippur is fasting. Observant Jews will not eat or drink, including water, for 25 hours, from the start of the holiday until three stars are seen in the sky Saturday. “The traditional view is that we put aside eating so we can focus on our sins and not be distracted. Although, with my stomach grumbling, I think that is a distraction,” said Rabbi Jonathan Bernhard of Adat Ari El in Valley Village. Yom Kippur can be seen as a taste of death, said Berhard, a time when Jews are asked to face their own mortality. Rituals associated with it are designed to get people thinking about the inevitable. Many Jews wear white, a symbol of purity, on the holiday. Some Jews wear sneakers or other footwear not made of leather, which is seen as symbolic of the body, not the soul. “Yom Kippur is a day when every custom observed is as spiritual as possible. We’re trying to come in tune with our higher nature,” said Rabbi Gershon Weissman of Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills. “When we are approaching God, we approach in humility and modesty.” There are communal recitations of sins during Yom Kippur services. Many have to do with how one speaks about other people. Rabbi Paul Kipnes of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas said this will be part of his message. “This is the day when we stand naked, with our clothes on, before God and before our own consciousness to confess our sins. What I like to say is that on Yom Kippur, we look at who we are, who we could and should be, and then try to bridge the difference between the two,” Kipnes said. There is a break between the morning and afternoon services. A poignant service of memorial prayers, Yizkor, is held, and the Book of Jonah is typically read in the afternoon. “The story concerns an ancient people who had immoral conduct. They are told by God through Jonah to repent,” Weissman said. “They took the prophecy to heart, felt remorse for their conduct and changed.” Neilah, meaning locked, is the concluding service. Its name refers to the symbolism of the Book of Life being sealed. The shofar, a ceremonial horn, is blown for one long note at the end of Neilah. (818) 713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

VIDEO: Fabian Delph celebrating Manchester City’s win on his own in front of the fans

first_img1 Fabian Delph Fabian Delph is now our favourite City player:— BlueMoonRisingTV (@BMRisingTV) November 3, 2015center_img Manchester City qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League last night and that achievement was not lost on Fabian Delph.The midfielder ran the length of the pitch during his warm down to celebrate in front of his own fans by himself.It was much to the amusement of the City fans who were perhaps just relieved he didn’t pull his hamstring again as he ran.Check out the video below!last_img read more


first_imgMinister Joe McHugh€22,341 ceadaithe ag an Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., d’Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta GaeilgeD’fhógair an tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh, T.D., inniu go bhfuil deontas €22,341 ceadaithe aige d’Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge chun forbairt agus córasú a dhéanamh ar an infreastruchtúr teileachumarsáide atá sna hionaid Ghaeltachta i nGaoth Dobhair, ar an gCeathrú Rua agus i gCarna.Ag fógairt an deontais, dúirt an tAire Stáit McHugh go raibh sé an-sásta go raibh ar a chumas an cúnamh seo a chur ar fáil don Acadamh. “Tabharfaidh an deontas seo deis don Acadamh an córas teileachumarsáide a fhorbairt sa dóigh is go mbeidh siad ina bpríomhionad náisiúnta do thumchláir teanga sa tír”. ******************€22,341 sanctioned by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh T.D., for Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta GaeilgeMinister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, T.D., announced today that he has sanctioned a grant of €22,341 for Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge for the development and systemisation of the telecommunications infrastructure in its Gaeltacht centres in Gaoth Dobhair, an Ceathrú Rua and Carna.Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said that he is very pleased to be in a position to provide such a grant for An tAcadamh “This grant will give An tAcadamh the opportunity to develop the telecommunications system so that it will be the first stop for language immersion programmes in the country”.  €23K FOR ACADAMH NA hOLLSCOLAÍOCHTA GAEILGE was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge]Gaoth DobhairJoe McHughlast_img read more

Manchester United vs Derby County live on talkSPORT

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED welcome Derby County to Old Trafford as they get their Carabao Cup campaign underway.Jose Mourinho’s men will look to avoid another upset in the competition, after losing in the fifth round to Championship side Bristol City last year. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 📜 An hour until kick-off can only mean one thing – it’s time for team news! #MUFC #CarabaoCup 📲 Live updates in our free official app:— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 25, 2018 tense England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BEST OF What is the team news? Most Read in Football Here is your #DCFC team to face @ManUtd in the @Carabao_Cup at Old Trafford tonight! 🐏#MUFCvDCFC— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) September 25, 2018center_img SORRY gameday cracker Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The two sides only met in January, as United won 2-0 in the FA Cup.What time is kick-off?This Carabao Cup fixture will take place on TONIGHT.It will get underway at 8pm.Old Trafford will be the staging ground for this cup match.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune in to talkSPORT via our free online streaming service at service is widely available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.And you can also listen on our app, which is available from App Store and Google Play. latest Manchester United will be looking for more good times and goals when they host Derby silverware revealed last_img read more


first_imgTHREE people are being kept overnight in hospital following Saturday afternoon’s road crash near Inver in south west Donegal, the HSE has said.“Over 50 people, most of them elderly, were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital this evening (Saturday), following a bus crash at Castleogary,” said a spokeswoman.“Some 49 patients have since been assessed, treated and discharged with follow-up Outpatients appointments.  A further three patients with more serious injuries have been admitted to hospital. Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny General Hospital, said; “The overall hospital response worked extremely well, and I would like to thank staff for the prompt response, especially those who came in off duty.“All patients have now been treated and cleared from the ED, and the hospital has resumed normal services.”The crash happened at the Ardaghey Cross Roads when a car crashed into the side of a bus as it travelled from Donegal Town to Ardara.All those on board were pensioners on a day excursion from the St Johnston and Carrigans area. They had spent the day touring the west of the county.The son of one of the pensioner’s told “We are just so grateful because this could have been so much worse.“Thankfully my mum is now home. She was a bit shook up by it all but hopefully she will be fine.”Garda forensic officers closed off the road and carried out a full investigation of the scene.Our earlier report is here: THREE PEOPLE KEPT IN HOSPITAL OVERNIGHT AFTER BUS CRASH was last modified: June 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ardaradonegal road crashdungloeinverUPDATE: THREE PEOPLE KEPT IN HOSPITAL OVERNIGHT AFTER BUS CRASHlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL County Council is on the brink of collapse tonight and could be run from Dublin within hours.The elected members face being thrown out of office if they fail to agree a budget by midnight.Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and independent councillor John Campbell are opposing the budget in protest at plans to hand over €355M worth of assets to Irish Water. “The fact this legislation was signed on Christmas Day shows it was rushed legislation,” said Cllr Dessie Larkin when an adjourned meeting resumed at 5.10pm.“Irish Water will not prioritise Donegal. The people of Donegal will be charged for water from October 1 and we have been left in the dark,” he said.“It is wrong that we should hand over the assets of this county to anyone. It is a very bad deal for the people of Donegal.”The budget has been suggested at €138Million for 2014. But the parties opposing its passing have the majority of votes in the council chamber tonight.Sinn Fein councillor Marie Therese Gallagher said the asset transfer was “like having a hole in your roof, asking a contractor to fix it and then handing over your house.”She said the reservoirs and assets of Donegal belong to the people of Donegal.“It’s daylight robbery and it’s happening right now. People should be angry. We are custodians of this asset and we have never even been considered,” said Cllr Gallagher.Mayor Ian McGarvey was furious when Fine Gael councillor Barry O’Neill interrupted Cllr Gallagher. “I’ve work to do and I’m not sitting here listening to this,”said Cllr O’Neill.“This is a budget meeting; not a meeting about Irish Water. It’s time to get real.”Mayor McGarvey warned Cllr O’Neill to stop interrupting the meeting but he continued, commenting: “That’s a great headline.”Cllr Mick Quinn said he was angry that leader of Fine Gael in the council was “constantly” interrupting Cllr Gallagher. “What’s the point in having a code of conduct?” asked Cllr Quinn.Donegal Daily understands that councillors are “determined” not to pass the budget.If it isn’t, Minister Phil Hogan will be running the council from tomorrow.The meeting continues.LATEST: COUNCIL ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE AMID CHAMBER UPROAR was last modified: January 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2014budget meetingDonegal County Councillast_img read more

Heisman Trophy: Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wins award

first_imgNEW YORK — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner.The Oklahoma quarterback won college football’s most prestigious individual award Saturday night, beating out Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and setting up a College Football Playoff matchup of Heisman winner versus runner-up.“This is crazy,” Murray said in his acceptance speech. “This is …last_img read more