Limit on mourners at funerals to be removed Legal limit on numbers of mourners at funerals to be removed in England at Step 3 of the roadmapVenues such as places of worship to set limits based on individual capacityAll organisers must continue to be Covid secure and follow social distancing rulesFamilies and friends will shortly be able to pay their respects to loved ones in greater numbers, with numerical limits on funerals to be removed.After careful consideration, the legal limit of 30 mourners will be removed as part of Step 3 of the roadmap, to take place from 17 May at the earliest. As the Prime Minister has said, the current data does not suggest any need to alter the dates at which restrictions will next be eased.Instead, the number of people who can attend a funeral will be determined by how many people the venue, such as the relevant place of worship or funeral home, can safely accommodate with social distancing. This includes both indoor and outdoor venues. Capacities of venues will vary, but many will allow significantly more than 30 people to attend.Limits for other life or commemorative events at Step 3, such as weddings and wakes, are expected to remain as set out in the roadmap.Following Step 2 on 12 April, hospital admissions and cases of severe illness are in line with modelling provided by scientific experts, both when the roadmap was first published and ahead of Step 2.Boosted by a successful vaccination rollout, with over 48 million doses given, the public’s efforts to suppress the virus are working.Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:The British people have made huge sacrifices throughout the pandemic to protect the NHS and save lives, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the deeply painful restrictions on the numbers attending funerals.Losing a loved one has been incredibly hard during the pandemic and I am pleased we are now in a position, thanks to everyone’s continued efforts and the rollout of the vaccine, to remove these limits and allow more friends and family to come together and pay their respects.I look forward to working with faith leaders responsible for places of worship, and those who manage venues such as funeral homes, to introduce the new arrangements in a way that continues to keep people safe. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:British, Family, Government, hospital, Minister, pandemic, Prime Minister, Secretary, social distancing, UK, UK Government, vaccination, vaccine, virus
0:59 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings Share A controversial bill is on its way to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk. It would prohibit abortion coverage in the State Health Benefit Plan and under a federal healthcare exchange that Georgians can participate in under the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday, the Senate approved the bill after the House changed the measure. 0:59The bill’s original sponsor, Republican Senator Judson Hill, says the main change from the Senate bill is an exception under the State Health Benefit Plan. He says the exception would only allow abortions to be paid for with taxpayer dollars to save the life of a mother. “It’s identical to the Senate version but they used a little bit different language, and as the sponsor I’ve decided to agree to that.” Democratic Senator Nan Orrock spoke in opposition.“The truth is that a woman or a child, a girl child, impregnated by rapists for an act of incest would be denied coverage according to the bill as it is currently drawn.” Last year, the state’s Department of Community Health voted to restrict state employee insurance policies from covering abortions. Governor Nathan Deal backed that vote. This bill would put that change into state law. Currently, 24 other states have laws in place that restrict abortion coverage in federal or state health exchanges. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party
NEW ORLEANS, La. Grand opening ceremonies will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. for the $1 million, 4,000-square-foot emergency operations center and terminal building at the Slidell Municipal Airport at the end of Airport Drive north of Interstate 12. The design also allows certain sections of the building to shift along with the swirling gusts of a major tropical storm or hurricane, or in response to underground vibrations, and then slide back into place. Designed by Sizeler Architects of New Orleans and built by Mickey O’Connor General Contractor Inc. of Belle Chasse, the state-of-the-art glass and steel structure contains reinforcement crossbars, an angle-vaulted roof, and is designed to withstand the most severe weather conditions. The building includes offices for airport management and the fixed-base operator’s manager; facilities to accommodate visitors; pilot briefing and weather monitor sections; a full-service kitchen; restrooms with showers; and the “war room” for emergency planning, communications and operations. “Now we’ll be able to handle planning, logistics and coordinate major storm rescue and recovery operations from a true emergency operations center,” said Slidell chief of staff George Dunbar, former Slidell Municipal Airport manager. The unique design and structure of the new facility is intended to allow the building to withstand winds of up to 150 mph, as well as to take into account the reported seismic activity in the area.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore The midst of a nasty recession may seem like the worst time to start your own business. But history shows plenty of corporate legends, including Microsoft, Genentech and Southwest Airlines, were founded during economic downturns. And while the credit crunch is making it harder for those without severance or savings to strike out on their own, the recently passed economic stimulus legislation includes a number of measures to loosen the financing logjam. So if you are laid-off, consider starting a business. (Read the story in Fidelity.com) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Sub-council 17 chairperson, George March, Ward 60 councillor, Mark Kleinschmidt, chairperson of Yorkshire/Groenvlei neighbourhood watch, Moosa Omar, mayco member for safety and security and social development, JP Smith, PR councillor, Garin Cavanagh. Six neighbourhood watch groups within Ward 60 received equipment worth R50 000 from councillor Mark Kleinschmidt, as part of the ward allocation budget.The neighbourhood watch groups received bicycles, torches and reflective jackets.Mr Kleinschmidt said he identified that crime and traffic calming required much attention in his ward, which includes Athlone (west of the railway line, south of Klipfontein Road, east of Kromboom Parkway and north of Mosman Road), Crawford (west of Jan Smuts Road, south of Kromboom Parkway, east of the railway line and north of Kendal Road), Lansdowne, Mowbray (Mowbray Golf Club), Rondebosch East and Sybrand Park.Said Mr Kleinschmidt: “SAPS are unable to tackle crime on their own, and I realised that our neighbourhood watches were playing a significant role as partners in being the eyes and ears in alerting residents and the relevant law enforcement agencies in Ward 60.”The six neighbourhood watch groups who benefited from the donation, are Sybrand Park, Garlandale, Lansdowne and Rondebosch East (Lanroe), Lansdowne Corridor (LansCor), Kenwyn and the Yorkshire/Groenvlei group, who, according to Mr Kleinschmidt, operates effectively in the ward.He added: “It was for this reason that I called on Charl Viljoen, who is a safety and security trainer, to present the Broken Glass Training session, which was held on Thursday March 9, at the Lansdowne civic centre. It was attended by 78 neighbourhood watch members, including the Lansdowne community police forum (CPF). The response from the neighbourhood watch groups was excellent, and additional members from outside of Ward 60 also requested permission to attend. Mr Viljoen must be commended for his enlightening presentation and we express our sincere gratitude to him.”The hand-over ceremony was held at the Athlone stadium on Monday May 15.Mr Kleinschmidt also sang the praises of the various neighbourhood watch members.“The presentation of safety and security equipment to the neighbourhood watch groups is an indication of my commitment to the selfless ordinary men and women who give of their time and efforts selflessly to assist in crime prevention in our community. Their cross-borders initiative is a further strategy to widen their catchment area in assisting law enforcement agencies to apprehend criminals and reduce crime in the City of Cape Town. “I trust that the safety equipment that is received may assist in their crime prevention tasks, and thank each member for their dedication and commitment,” Mr Kleinschmidt proudly said.
iStock/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A Tennessee family recently had a run-in with an unexpected visitor while in the Smoky Mountains — a black bear.The Vastola family claimed to see the bear with their own eyes when it showed up near the front porch of their hotel room at the Quality Inn-Creekside.“He’s on our front porch. Mr. Bear is right here,” Kim Vastola says in the video she posted on her Facebook page March 14. The Quality Inn-Creekside in downtown Gatlinburg told ABC News that black bears are common to the area, as the hotel sits in the middle of the Smoky Mountains, and about a mile away from the gates to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.“I was shocked first of all. I thought I cannot believe this thing is around people,” Vastola told ABC affiliate WATE. The hotel claimed it does warn guests of the possibility of seeing bears in the area.In the second video, taken by Vastola’s husband, the bear can be seen walking alongside the hotel carrying a bag. “Holy cow,” says a man in the video. Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, told ABC News these encounters are happening more as businesses build near wildlife habitats.“And as we build more and more into and next to high-quality wildlife habitat, occurrences like these have become more frequent,” Butler said in a statement. “This is doubly true in this case because we’ve seen black bear populations rebounding to healthy levels over the past 30 years.”Butler reminds people to never approach any wild animal, and call a wildlife officer if you see one near people.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related