Heathrow again calls for testing regime as passenger numbers collapse | News

first_img– Advertisement – OlderNew research further undermines UK quarantine scheme NewerSteenbergen appointed chief financial officer at Lufthansa Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said: “Aviation is the lifeblood of the UK’s economy, critical for exports of goods and services and imports of vaccines, as well as inbound tourism, students and foreign direct investment. “Lack of government action is weakening our sector, making it harder for us to support the eventual economic recovery and help deliver the prime minister’s vision of a global Britain.”Heathrow argued the lack of a testing regime has left British airports unable to compete with EU rivals.- Advertisement – Passenger figures at Heathrow were down 82 per cent in October when compared to last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on global aviation. The airport also warned data for November was likely to be even worse, as England enters a four-week lockdown. – Advertisement – Long-haul and critical markets for trade suffered the worst declines, Heathrow said.This was due to the “debilitating quarantine requirements” put in place by the UK government. Overall cargo volumes were down 23 per cent compared to last year. – Advertisement – At the same time, the refusal to offer English and Welsh airports business rates relief runs the risk of worsening an already challenging situation and the plans to end VAT-free shopping threatens to kick our industry when its down, a statement added.The figures come as new research suggests the quarantine regime may be less effective than previously thought.last_img read more

YMCA to Hold Triathlon

first_imgELLSWORTH — The James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA will hold its third annual “Dare to Try” Sprint Triathlon on Saturday with a 7:30 a.m. registration and a 9 a.m. start.Events will include a 500-yard swim in the YMCA pool, and a 13.4-mile bicycle ride and a 3.1-mile run, both starting and finishing at the YMCA.Registration fees are $35 for individuals and $75 for three-member teams.According to YMCA CEO Peter Farragher, volunteers still are needed to assist with the event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJobs will include lap-counting for the swim and traffic control for the bike ride and run.Volunteers will receive a free triathlon T-shirt.To volunteer or for more information, call the YMCA at 667-3086.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015center_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 adminlast_img read more

Super Falcons stars lament team’s inactivity

first_imgSuper Falcons players have taken to social media to express their grievance against the Nigeria Football Federation with regards to the fact that the senior women’s national team have been inactive since claiming an unprecedented eighth Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Cameroon last December.In front of a capacity 40,000 crowd Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde on 3 December, Nigeria beat the hosts 1-0 to claim the crown courtesy of Desire Oparanozie’s goal seven minutes from time. On their return, however, they had to stage a protest before they were eventually paid their wages.Now they are speaking out again, having been neglected by the NFF for eight months.Reigning African Women Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala posted on Instagram: “Over 8 months without regrouping… THIS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE. What is our vision? We need an explanation. I LOVE MY COUNTRY.”She tagged the NFF, CAF and FIFA to the post. In agreement with Oshoala on the issue, Desire Oparanozie added, “Over 8 months indeed. Since after Nations Cup no form of regrouping whatsoever. Which way Nigeria Football Federation?”“Other African Nations have caught up with us, we’re still a shadow of ourselves on the world stage… yet it doesn’t bother the people leading us. Let’s build for the younger generation. We need international/quality friendlies.” The Women’s AFCON qualifiers ahead of Ghana 2018 is set to commence in February next year. Meanwhile the tournament will be held from 17 November to 1 December 2018.RelatedOshoala Missed Out On France Friendly Due To Club Issues – OfficialMarch 31, 2018In “National Team”Falcons Will Get A New Coach In Two Weeks – PinnickJanuary 18, 2018In “Africa”CAF Awards: Oshoala, Osimhen, Chukwueze In Line To Emerge WinnersJanuary 6, 2020In “CAF”last_img read more

Suicide attempts by poisoning rising among young people in US study says

first_imgUS news Share via Email Suicide attempts by poisoning rising among young people in US, study says This article is more than 2 months old Health Read more Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Reuse this content More than 1.6 million children and young adults aged 10 to 24 attempted suicide by poisoning between 2000 to 2018 US news While the study’s data cannot point to a specific reason behind the increase in self-poisoning, the researchers note that social media and internet use have increased significantly during the same period.Photograph: aurumarcus/Getty Images While the study’s data cannot point to a specific reason behind the increase in self-poisoning, the researchers note that social media and internet use have increased significantly during the same period.Using data from the national poison data system, which reports information from all 55 poison control centers across the country – state-run hotlines – researchers found more than 1.6 million children and young adults aged 10 to 24 attempted to kill themselves by poisoning between 2000 to 2018.Research often shows that women are more likely to attempt suicide than men, though men are more likely to die in their attempt. The method and its lethalness play an important role in the trend. Self-poisoning – when a person intentionally overdoses on drugs or purposefully exposes themselves to toxic substances – is the most common form of suicide among women of all age groups, and its fatality rate is below 5%, meaning the attempt is most likely to end in a rescue.Over the past decade, thoughts and attempts of suicide have nearly doubled for children and teens. The Center for Disease Control determined in 2016 that it is the second leading cause of death for teenagers aged 15 to 19.The outcomes of suicide attempts by poisoning have also worsened, according to study, which is possibly due to the availability of information on methods of self-harm.Scientists and psychologists are just starting to look at the effect that social media has on the mental health of teens. Though studies have shown that social media can have a negative impact on wellbeing, including higher depression rates among girls, researchers are wary of drawing a direct connection to technology use and rising suicide rates in young adults, since any correlation has not been well-researched.“It’s not the sole reason for all these changes, but it does seem to be an attribute,” said John Ackerman, one of the study’s authors and suicide prevention coordinator for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research.With the rise of social media, teens are having less face-to-face contact with others, Ackerman added.“A big risk factor for suicide is being disconnected and isolated and a person perceiving themselves very negatively or like a burden.”The study adds new insight into suicide attempts, which are not uniformly tracked on a national scale but put people at a high risk for a second attempt.Ackerman said he hopes the study will encourage parents, educators and doctors to develop specific strategies, such as safe medicine storage, knowing that self-poisoning is common among teenage girls in distress.Intervention before a person attempts suicide is essential and can take many forms, he added. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org Anxiety on rise among the young in social media age Lauren Aratani in New York Share via Email Mental health Share on Twittercenter_img Shares2020 Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Since you’re here… Wed 1 May 2019 12.26 EDT news Share on Facebook The number of children and young adults who have attempted suicide by poisoning has increased in the United States over the past several years, according to a study from Nationwide children’s hospital in Ohio, published in the Journal of Pediatrics on Wednesday.There was a significant increase in the rate of attempts between 2011 and 2018 that was driven predominantly by girls and young women. A total of 71% of all cases reported in the study involved girls and women. Suicide rates Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Last modified on Wed 1 May 2019 14.29 EDT This article is more than 2 months old … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. 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