Community sponsorship scheme launches to help refugees

first_imgCommunity sponsorship scheme launches to help refugees 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.  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tagged with: community foundations refugees sponsorship The Home Secretary and the Archbishop of Canterbury have launched schemes to encourage community groups to sponsor a refugee family, and help individuals support refugees in their area.The full community sponsorship scheme aims to help community groups including charities, faith groups, churches and businesses support resettled refugees in the UK.Sponsoring organisations must have status as either a registered charity or community interest company, the consent of the local authority in which they wish to operate, and a comprehensive plan for resettlement in order to apply for the scheme. The Home Office will consider all offers of sponsorship and check that they have the agreement of the relevant local authority.Sponsors will provide housing for the refugee family, as well as helping them to integrate into life in the UK, access medical and social services, arranging English language tuition and supporting them towards employment and self-sufficiency.Lambeth Palace is the first community group to be approved to receive a refugee family and the government is working with a number of prospective sponsors and local authorities to enable their participation.An online service has also been developed to make it easier for members of the public to support refugees in their area by helping local authorities communicate the goods and services that are required.This scheme is initially being piloted in nine local authorities including Cambridge, Lambeth, and Wiltshire, and has been designed to enable local authorities to specify the type of donations they most require to support refugees in their area.Users can select from a range of options for donations, including goods such as baby equipment and clothes, group and cultural outings and the use of vacant housing that must be self-contained and available for a period of at least 12 months.Offers of help can be made by members of the public across the country. In non-pilot areas these will be considered centrally by the Home Office before being passed on to local authorities, and further local authorities will be added to the online service in the coming months.The schemes have been launched as part of the government’s commitment to resettle thousands of the most vulnerable refugees in the UK. In September 2015 the government pledged to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees via the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement (VPR) scheme.The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, said:“This is a ground-breaking new development for resettlement in the UK and I wholeheartedly encourage organisations that can help to offer their support. I hope that this new approach will help bring communities together and support these often traumatised and vulnerable families as they rebuild their lives, and contribute to and thrive in our country.”  79 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 18 August 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18last_img read more

UHL staff asked to self-isolate

first_imgNumbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days WhatsApp Designed by FreepikIT HAS been confirmed that staff at University Hospital Limerick have been asked to self-isolate if they were in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus.Four members of one family from Clare are being treated in the hospital and it has also been confirmed that people the HSE consider contacts include patients who attended Zone A (minors) of the Emergency Department in UHL between the hours of 10am and 2pm on Wednesday last, February 26 and they are being contacted directly. Patients in any other area of the Emergency Department or the wider hospital are not considered to be contacts.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Patients who attended a small number of other health services are also being contacted by public health in line with procedure.Among this wh are being asked to self-isolate are a number of hospital staff who had contact with the confirmed case.General advice and information on COVID-19  for members of the public is available on www.hse.ie\coronavirus  and the vast majority of people in the MidWest can access all the relevant information here. TAGSCoronavirusfeaturedself-isolateUHL Print NewsBreaking newsUHL staff asked to self-isolateBy Bernie English – March 6, 2020 4457 Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Linkedin “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL Twittercenter_img Previous articleCouncil strategy to bring new life to city centreNext articleLeo Sayer on a Selfie Tour Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email No vaccines in Limerick yetlast_img read more

Paragonix Announces First-in-Man use of LUNGguard™ Donor Lung Preservation System by Duke Hospital

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Paragonix Technologies, the leading hypothermic cardiothoracic organ preservation provider, announced today the first-in-man clinical use of the only FDA cleared cold storage device for donor lungs, its LUNGguard™ Donor Lung Preservation System, by Duke University Hospital. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005619/en/ Paragonix Announces First-in-Man use of LUNGguard™ Donor Lung Preservation System by Duke Hospital (Photo: Business Wire) “Donor lungs are sensitive to injury and the current ice storage of lungs risks cellular injury, especially with the increasing transport distances and times now experienced by lung transplant centers,” said John Haney, MD, MPH, Surgical Director, Duke Lung Transplant. Dr Haney was the implanting transplant surgeon on the first four cases using the LUNGguard system. “Duke Health is committed to pioneering new innovations that benefit transplant patients and changing the way donor lungs are transported has this potential.” The first-in-the-world use of the LUNGguard system preserved donor lungs for 7 hours on their journey to provide a patient suffering from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) with new lungs. Since the initial first-in-man, the Duke team has performed an additional four lung transplantations using the LUNGguard System. These early cases have demonstrated the versatility of the device in multiple applications including DCD and DBD donors, total ischemic times from 3 hours to 12 hours, and indications varying from emphysema to cystic fibrosis. The LUNGguard System represents a radical advance from ice and off-the-shelf coolers that has been the standard-of-care for over 50 years of organ transplantation. For the first time, transplant teams have access to an FDA cleared and CE marked hypothermic lung preservation device that can precisely maintain and monitor the environment necessary for donor lungs. “At Carolina Donor Services, our mission is to maximize the passing of the heroic gift of life from one person to another through organ donation. We are constantly embracing new technologies that will help safeguard organs and ensure better outcomes for those patients waiting for the gift of life,” said Danielle Niedfeldt, President and CEO of Carolina Donor Services, the organ donation organization that supported these cases. “I am honored that our team could be part of the first-in-man use of the LUNGguard system and we are excited by its positive impact in lung transplantation and saving more lives.” The development of this system has been supported by a collaboration between Paragonix and the Lung Transplant Foundation, a leading lung transplant patient advocacy group. “The LUNGguard device is a project that we have been working on with Paragonix for the past three years, because we saw the critical need for this technology in lung transplantation. To be able to help another IPF patient in the first-in-man case could not have been more significant to me personally,” said Jeffery Goldstein, President and Founder of the Lung Transplant Foundation and lung transplant recipient. The LUNGguard System is the latest addition to the Paragonix portfolio of organ preservation and transport systems. It is built on the same proven technology architecture as the Paragonix™ SherpaPak Cardiac Transport System, which has been widely adopted for heart transplantation over the past two years. Additionally, Paragonix has FDA cleared and CE marked systems for kidney, liver, and pancreas transplantation. “Our team at Paragonix strives to provide donor organs and transplant recipients every possible advantage for a second chance at life,” said Lisa Anderson, Ph.D., Founder, President, and COO of Paragonix Technologies. “We are honored to partner with the team at Duke and Carolina Donor Services to reach this incredible milestone and begin making an impact to as many lung transplant patients as possible.” About Paragonix Technologies Paragonix Technologies designs, produces, and markets organ preservation and transport devices that safeguard organs during the journey between donor and transplant recipient patients. Our award-winning devices mitigate risk in an otherwise high stakes environment by combining best-in class transplant products with a centralized communication and data transfer app to eable better coordination and efficiency during donor organ procurements. Paragonix SherpaPak™ CTS is the only commercially available FDA-cleared and CE-marked preservation and transport device for adult and pediatric donor hearts destined for transplantation. Paragonix is the sole sponsor of GUARDIAN, the largest international clinical data registry on heart preservation, capturing clinical outcome data on Paragonix SherpaPak™ CTS and all other heart preservation technologies. Paragonix’s LUNGguard™ is the only FDA-cleared and CE-marked cold storage preservation and transport device for donor lungs and was commercially launched in the US and in Europe in December 2020. Paragonix is also developing preservation devices for pancreas, kidney and liver — designed to improve donor organ quality and extend donor organ preservation time. Follow us on Twitter: @ParagonixSherpa Connect with us on LinkedIn: Paragonix Technologies Like Us on Facebook: Paragonix SherpaPak View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005619/en/ CONTACT: Michael Tajima (781) 428.4153 [email protected] www.paragonixtechnologies.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES HOSPITALS OTHER TRANSPORT CARDIOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY MEDICAL SUPPLIES TRANSPORT PRACTICE MANAGEMENT OTHER TECHNOLOGY HEALTH SOURCE: Paragonix Technologies Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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NUTCRACKER: SheBANG! dancers bring story to life

first_img Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “That night when Clara’s party was over and all of the guests had made their way home, Clara was so exhausted that she curled up on the couch with her Nutcracker and fell fast asleep,” Ratcliffe said.“But suddenly her enchanted Uncle Drosslemeyer appeared from the darkness and Clara awakened, very startled. The lights on the Christmas tree began to flicker; the presents began to grow larger than life. Then the braches of the tree, one by one, became their own little trees, dancing and singing throughout Clara’s living room.”The SheBANG! dancers, ages three through 18, will tell the story of that magical Christmas Eve night through a variety of dances – ballet, classical and jazz.Through the dances, they will tell the story of Clara’s Nutcracker who, on that magical night, had grown taller and “looks more like a handsome prince than a small toy” and how he leads the toy soldiers in a battle against giant mice that scurried across the room. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 2:00 am Saturday, December 12, 2015 When the Nutcracker prince defeats the mice and their king, Clara’s living room suddenly turns into a wintry forest and she begins a magical journey into snowy forest filled with dancing showmen and snowflakes. Clara and the Nutcracker were welcomed by a beautiful Snow Queen and ushered into The Land of Sweets.Trumpets sounded the arrival of Clara and her Prince and there were shouts of welcome from all the sweets. When the Sugar Plum Fairy arrived, the prince told her of the battle between the soldiers and the mice and the Fairy queen invited Clara and the Prince to stay and be entertained by the people of The Land of Sweets. They were treated to Spanish flamenco dances and Russian folk dances and entertained by dancing candy canes. The show ended with a fun and giggly dance by Mother Ginger and her tiny baby clowns.SheBANG! will be performing “The Nutcracker” Dec. 17-19 for people in and around Pike County. The dancers participated in several Christmas parades across the county to give the community of taste of what they can see in the show.A sugary shepherdess then played a little Mirliton flute and 10 bigger Mirliton people, who represented a white candy called Marzipan, joined the shepherdess. The visit to The Land of Sweets ended with wonderful dancing and then all of the sweets and candies gathered around Clara and the Prince to say goodbye.“Clara’s long and fantastic journey was over,” Ratcliffe said. “She had become the princess of her very own charming Nutcracker prince. But as she was whisked out of the Land of The Sweets and back into her own living room, she opened her eyes to wonder if it was all a dream or was her Nutcracker prince still waiting for her. Either way, she couldn’t imagine ever having a Christmas Eve celebration as delightful as that one special magical night.”Ratcliffe said her hopes — and those of the 170 young dancers who bring The Nutcracker Suite to life on the stage of the Trojan Center Theater — are that their performance will be special and magical for all of those who attend and will help make Christmas 2015 one to long remember. SheBANG! will be performing “The Nutcracker” Dec. 17-19 for people in and around Pike County. The dancers participated in several Christmas parades across the county to give the community of taste of what they can see in the show.“Once upon a time, long, long ago, a little girl named Clara lived with her mom and her brother Fritz in a small village in Germany. Clara loved Christmas and each year she looked forward to helping her mom plan a wonderful and very fancy Christmas party for her friends and even for Fritz’s friends. They would decorate the tree, hang their stockings and spend days in the kitchen preparing the most delicious of treats. Then, when Christmas Eve arrived, it would be time for the most special day of Clara’s whole year.This year, Clara had picked out a beautiful pink dress to wear and had welcomed all of her friends to her home. Fritz had greeted her friends, too. But one thing was sure to make this year’s party extra special. This year Clara’s Uncle Drosslemeyer, who was also her godfather, would be coming from a far away kingdom to attend Clara’s special party. There was something magical about Uncle Drosslemeyer … just wait until you see.” And on Dec. 17-19 hundreds of people in and around Pike County will “see” the magic E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker” as performed by about 170 dancers from the SheBANG! Dance Studio in Troy and under the direction on Tricia Ratcliffe, studio owner and director, Brooke Terry and Cae Allen.“We are excited to bring this production to our community,” Ratcliffe said. “We have four school showings and several area schools are bringing kids in to see the show. We turned our script into a coloring book for local school kids so that the teachers could go over the plot and characters and such as a learning tool before coming to the show.”The SheBANG! Production of “The Nutcracker Suite” is based on the score by Peter Tchaikovsky and the story-coloring book was written by Ratcliffe. As the story goes …SheBANG! will be performing “The Nutcracker” Dec. 17-19 for people in and around Pike County. The dancers participated in several Christmas parades across the county to give the community of taste of what they can see in the show. 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