The Anatomy of Fear Five Ways to Give with the Whole FamilyBy Simone Mets, author of Very Christmas Each year, we are teased earlier and earlier of the impending holiday season. Then suddenly, time flies, and, as if by magic, we find ourselves right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of it all. Creating a signature family tradition of giving is not only fun, but it can be calming and deeply fulfilling.To begin, you can choose a theme for your giving tradition. My theme this year, for example, is “prizes in different sizes.” Having a theme helps to ignite imagination. Carve out some family time to brainstorm ideas, or adopt one or more of the ideas below, and find a way to make it your own. By this time next year, you will be a pro. Write a Reverse Christmas List. Everyone knows that it’s the season for list making, and for children, those lists usually include the gifts they wish to receive. This is fun, but try encouraging your kids to make a “reverse Christmas list” after they’ve penned a list of things they’d like to ask for. A reverse Christmas list will consist of a list of things they’d like to GIVE to others this holiday, whether the recipients are family, friends, or gifts for those less fortunate than them. If you have a theme to your giving tradition, creating the reverse list can be a lot of fun.This is also an opportunity for families to reflect on things that were on previous Christmas lists. Are those things still being used? Have they been outgrown? Were they played with a time or two before being forgotten? Make a list of those items. Ferret them out, and then pack them with care. Add a secret note about a special memory you may have had with that toy, gadget or once favorite wearable. Stow away the note with the item. These simple steps will help your family connect to giving on a deeper level because it conjures up a living, breathing recipient. The Yard Un-Sale. Begin by choosing a date for your “un-sale.” You might want to recruit your neighbors or friends to participate. Collect several empty boxes, and mark each box with the name of a room in your home that you wish to de-clutter. Don’t forget to include the garage, attic or basement. Go through each room and pack anything you no longer wish to keep. Make sure that the item is in “give-able” condition. On the day of your Yard “un-sale,” organize the items by category. If you live in an area frequented by people walking their dog, add a water station to encourage dog walkers to stop by. Enjoy the day meeting people. Watch as your customers smile when they realize that everything at your yard “un-sale” is FREE! Invent a Family Giving Advent. Populate twelve of your advent calendar slots as usual with simple treats or small gifts. Populate the other twelve with notes describing a single act of giving. For example: “Give 5 heartfelt compliments today.” Or “Give your turn to someone else today.” Or attach a $5 or $10 bill to a note asking that it be used to treat someone else. Once you have filled all twelve slots, tear an ordinary sheet of paper into twenty-four squares and mark them from 1-24. Fold and place the numbered paper into a bowl. Take turns with your family selecting numbers until you have gone through all of the folded paper. The numbers on the papers you draw correspond to dates on the Giving Advent calendar. Now, your family can experience getting and giving! If you choose a theme, you can decorate your advent calendar in that theme, or make the items in each slot adhere to your theme. Adopt a volunteer. Millions of people volunteer for various organizations all year. During the holiday season, many of those volunteers are a bit more visible. You may see them outside stores ringing bells. Others will spend time delivering food to the elderly. Some will devote extended hours in hospitals, and others will be caring in animal shelters. This year, why not adopt a volunteer? In nearly every hospital, a group of volunteers provide support services or directional help. Create a holiday box filled with treats, magazines and other goodies to thank them for their time. Pop in on the local animal shelter with treats for volunteers as well as the animals in their care. Offer a hot beverage to volunteers working outside in the cold. Your kindness is sure to be appreciated by people accustomed to giving!Random Acts of Kindness. This can be practiced any time of the year, but the holidays are a perfect time to get started. Encourage your children to look for opportunities to give back randomly and anonymously, and model these acts for them. It could be a simple gesture such as buying a coffee or a fast food meal for the person in line behind you. Often, people who witness this type of giving follow suit. The holidays are filled with so many gifts. The gift of giving is one gift to truly cherish. It is the only gift that gives back a hundred fold; it is always the right fit. This year, make lasting memories with your family while paying it forward and watch as the real magic of the season unfolds before you.Simone Mets has spent her life connecting with others, whether locally or abroad, and always has her eyes peeled for opportunities to give back. Her ingenuity has served her well in her professional life as an attorney and event planner, and shines throughout her first book, Very Christmas. She is a passionate volunteer, a mentor, and an active member of SCBWI. Mets lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and two shorthaired ginger tabbies. Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! 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News JapanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Japan On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom Help by sharing this information News Organisation RSF_en July 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Alarm at fire-bomb attack against financial paper Receive email alerts Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned a fire-bomb attack against the offices of the financial newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) in Tokyo overnight on 20-21 July 2006, causing minor damage but no injuries.No arrests have been made but the attack bears all the hallmarks of the extreme right-wing fringe groups (Uyoku).The bombing appears linked to a recent exclusive story in the paper based on the private diaries of a close aide to former Japanese emperor Hiro Hito, which said that from 1978 the emperor refused to visit the Yasukuni sanctuary after 14 Japanese war criminals were included in the Shinto shrine which honours the dead of World War II.”Nikkei’s courageous revelations have infuriated ultra-nationalist groups, but also Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who makes a point of visiting the controversial shrine,” said the press freedom organisation.”Ultra-nationalists have launched previous attacks on the press, murdering a journalist from Asahi Shimbun in 1987,” it added.”We condemn this attack as well as the threats and harassment against journalists accused of sullying Japan’s imperial past.””It is essential that the government ensures the safety of Nikkei and identifies those who carried out this attack. We will keep a close eye on the police investigation,” it said.Police, who have opened an investigation into the attack, are following the possible lead of a connection with the recent revelations about the former emperor, according to Agence France-Presse.Uyoko groups attacks against the press have gone largely unpunished. Police closed a number of stalled investigations into a wave of violence against the liberal newspaper Asahi Shimbun in 1988 and 1989, and also the murder of one of its reporters, Tomohiro Kojiri, on 3 May 1987. The extreme-right group Sekihotai claimed responsibility for the murder, but the police proved incapable of arresting the killers. News November 19, 2020 Find out more to go further September 16, 2020 Find out more JapanAsia – Pacific
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Top Stories’I’m On Demurrer. I May Have Lied, Defamed – Everything May be True. But House Still Could Not Issue Notice Or Even Investigate’: Sr. Adv. Harish Salve, For Arnab Goswami, Tells SC Mehal Jain30 Sep 2020 9:24 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice in a plea by Arnab Goswami, Journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Network, challenging the breach of privilege motion against him by Maharashtra Assembly & Legislative Council.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramanian issued notice to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and stated that the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice in a plea by Arnab Goswami, Journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Network, challenging the breach of privilege motion against him by Maharashtra Assembly & Legislative Council.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramanian issued notice to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and stated that the matter will be returnable in a week.”This is a petition against notice issued by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for purported breach of privilege”, began Senior Counsel Harish Salve for Goswami.”Is Maharashtra before us?”, asked Chief justice S. A.Bobde.”No, this matter has come for the first time…”, replied Mr. Salve.”But that doesn’t mean…(cutting off)…okay…”, said the CJ.”But the Solicitor General is here (referring to SG Tushar Mehta). Your Lordships may seek his assistance. The present case is factually the same to the N. Ram case, where the question whether the privilege of the assembly can extend to matters outside of the House has been referred to a seven-judge bench, Just because sharp language or derogatory language is employed against the CM, it doesn’t become a breach of privilege…it raises an interesting question of whether Articles 19 and 21 can override the privilege motion….N. Ram, in his fallacity, had written about the former Tamil Nadu CM and the house had issued notice for breach of privilege to him and Your Lordships had protected him…”, submitted Mr. Salve.”We understand the gravity, but only a show-cause notice has been issued here…no motion for breach of privilege has been initiated”, observed the CJ.”I am on the issue of jurisdiction. They cannot even issue notice. They cannot even investigate…once I am out of the House, they can’t do that”, argued Mr. Salve.”This is unlike the Eenadu case. In Eenadu, the commissioner had a warrant of arrest from the Legislature and the SC had stayed the motion for breach. So the editor went on leave”, remarked the CJ.”The privilege motion is dealt with by the Committee of Privileges…have they someone to answer the charges?”, inquired the CJ.Indicating the notice, Mr. Salve asserted that the communication is always from an officer only. Stating that the notice had been served by the Secretary, Maharashtra Legislature Secretariat, he read out its contents: “You have been found indulging in recurrent discussions, falsely and maliciously, maligning the CM”.”On whose directions was the notice issued?”, asked the CJ. “The Speaker directed to proceed with it. And also to procure the original videos”, replied Mr. Salve.”He may have asked the Committee to do that. Has the Committee even looked into the matter?”, asked the CJ.”There was a whole debate in the House and then an action was taken…Mr. (Pratap) Sarnaik (Shiv Sena MLA) requested motion for breach of privilege. All members debated. And then notice was issued”, said Mr. Salve.”So even a show-cause notice, prior to determination of whether motion for breach of privilege should be initiated, cannot be proceeded with?”, asked the CJ.”I am on demurrer…I may have lied, I may have defamed, everything might be true, but the House could not have issued notice to me”, replied Mr. Salve.”Why don’t you say this in your reply to the show-cause notice?”, questioned the CJ.”That would mean acceding to the jurisdiction of the House, which does not extend to summoning persons for acts outside the House” replied Mr. Salve.”But most of such actions would happen outside only. What if someone says that all members of the assembly are criminals?”, asked the CJ.”Then the person may be sued for defamation. It is not breach of privilege if I haven’t obstructed the working of the House…breach is only for interference in the functioning of the House as a member of the House”, responded Mr. Salve.”So it is not like contempt of court?”, asked the CJ.Mr. Salve replied in the negative.”So if someone calls names to the members of the assembly, if someone says that a Bill has been passed for corrupt motive, there would be no breach if the same happens outside the House?”, asked the CJ.Mr. Salve sought to draw the bench’s attention to the constitutional provision on interference in the working of the House.”So ‘interference’ need not be physical always…Only if someone comes and stops a member from speaking will it be a breach? Must there be a physical gagging?”, aked the CJ.”If someone does a ‘gherao’ outside the House, preventing a member from entering, that shall be a breach”, advanced Mr. Salve.”But that is also outside the House? If someone stops a member from entering to refrain him from casting his vote in a particular way, that action will also be outside the House”, observed the CJ.Conceding that would tantamount to a breach, Mr. Salve insisted that ‘interference’ is an act that prevents a member from performing his functions- “one, I cannot stop one from speaking in the House; two, I cannot stop one from discharging his duty””If you criticise a member, will that not intimidate his performance? If you say the minister is lying, will that not obstruct the discharge of his duty?”, the CJ wanted to know. “No, he can go into the House and refute the allegations and say that they are rubbish”, replied Mr. Salve.”You can’t judge a man’s action by the response that can be given”, observed the CJ.”The court may say you are coming dangerously close to affecting the working in the House”, replied Mr. Salve.”We will tell you that it is certainly an arguable point, but we doubt if it has gone through the committee”, said the CJ.”And if at all it has, the court may not go into that…That is the working of the House, which is in its domain”, replied Mr. Salve.”When a member of the House alleges breach by another member of the House, he tells the Speaker and then the Speaker refers the matter to the Committee, which issues a show-cause notice…that is how a motion for breach of privilege starts”, said the CJ.”This is what happened with the facebook MD just last week. The Delhi Assembly issued notice…the House Committee had referred it to the Privilege Committee”, said Mr. Salve.”Correct. That is the procedure. We will issue notice and then we will see. There might be nothing”, said the CJ.Mr. Salve requested if the notie could be withdrawn altogether, expressing, “I am afraid they may do something””No, nothing will happen…we’ll make it returnable in one week”, assured the CJ.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
News UpdatesWhat About Bed-Ridden People? Bombay High Seeks Response On PIL For Door-To-Door COVID-19 Vaccination Of Senior Citizens Sharmeen Hakim8 April 2021 4:58 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday urged the Union and Maharashtra Government to consider – if its vaccination mechanisms can be more user friendly for senior citizens and the differently-abled while directing them to respond to a PIL seeking door-to-door vaccination for persons above 75 years. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni further agreed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday urged the Union and Maharashtra Government to consider – if its vaccination mechanisms can be more user friendly for senior citizens and the differently-abled while directing them to respond to a PIL seeking door-to-door vaccination for persons above 75 years. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni further agreed to consider the problems faced by those without Aadhar Cards. An Aadhar card is mandatory to get oneself vaccinated or tested for the novel coronavirus. Justice Kulkarni narrated his own experience when the case came up for hearing, “My father is in a wheelchair. I cannot take him for vaccination. So far, he does not have the courage to go. There can be worst cases of completely bedridden citizens. What will you do?” The Court agreed with the practical difficulties a senior citizen is faced with when trying to get vaccinated, however it clarified that it was not attempting to interfere with the government’s policies. “We are not trying to interfere with the government’s policy on this issue. We are only seeing if any improvement can be made to the policy. The concern is that the process could be more user friendly and not lengthy,” the bench said. The high court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocates Dhruti Kapadia and Kunal Tiwari seeking a direction to the Centre and the Maharashtra government to provide door-to-door vaccination facility for senior citizens above the age of 75, for specially-abled persons, and also for those persons who are bed-ridden or wheelchair-bound. Chief Justice Datta said that the BMC Chief Iqbal Chahal had mentioned the requirement of an attached ICU for vaccination, in a meeting with the HC’s administrative committee. “As a court of judicial review, we have to be cautious. We cannot act like a bull in a China shop. If the Centre’s policy says something, we have to follow that. Giving senior citizens helpline numbers, keeping a mobile van with doctors (on standby) and supervision is something we can suggest. We can make suggestions but we cannot direct,” CJ Datta said. The bench asked the Centre’s lawyer Advait M. Sethana to take instructions on the protocol for senior citizens’ vaccination, and Government Pleader for the state Purnima Kantharia to inform the bench if door-to-door vaccination is possible. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 611,000 people worldwide.Over 14.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 141,158 deaths.Here is how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:1:40 p.m.: Trump administration working with hospitals on religious accommodationsThe Trump administration says it is working with hospitals on accommodations for religious leaders to visit patients and health care workers.Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Health and Human Services Department, told reporters Tuesday that the administration has helped to resolve several issues so far, including a medical student who didn’t want to shave his beard but was told the N95 respirator wouldn’t fit properly otherwise.The student, who was on rotation at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City, was allowed to use a powered air purifying respirator instead, Severino said.“This was a win-win situation,” Severino said. “It avoided the difficult and painful situation of having to force someone to choose between their deeply held religious beliefs and pursuing the practice of medicine.”In another case, the Trump administration intervened when a Maryland woman was told in June that her husband couldn’t receive visitors after being in a serious motorcycle accident. The hospital did not believe he was close to death and thought visitors presented safety concerns.The Health and Human Services Department intervened and a priest was allowed to visit, Severino said.“Spiritual needs don’t exist only at the point of death” Severino said.1:05 p.m.: South Carolina National Guard to help hospitals with surgeThe South Carolina National Guard is sending about 40 medics to five hospitals to help respond to a COVID-19 surge, officials said Tuesday.Georgetown County and Horry County have reported over 4,000 new coronavirus cases since July 1, hospital officials said.All local hospitals are at or near capacity in their ICU, emergency and inpatient care departments, officials said.12:20 p.m.: 10 new states added to NY travel advisory listTen new states have been added to New York’s travel advisory list.The new states are: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Virginia and Washington.Those states join: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.Minnesota has been removed from the list.Travelers headed to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut from those states must quarantine for two weeks.The quarantine applies to states with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a one-week average, or any state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a one-week average.11:40 a.m. Florida county asks parents to sign waiver for kids to take part in after-school activitiesIn Highlands County, Florida, parents must sign a COVID-19 waiver for students to take part in extracurricular activities this summer and during the upcoming school year, reported ABC affiliate WFTS.The waiver asks that parents agree to check their children’s temperature each day, visually inspect their children for signs of illness and confirm that the children have not been in contact with a coronavirus-positive person in the last two weeks. Parents also must agree to promptly pick up their children if they show signs of illness and to keep their children at home until they are illness-free for at least 72 hours without medicine.The waiver is meant to remind parents that participating in any activity now carries a risk, Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge told WFTS.11:05 a.m.: Florida has 5 counties with no available ICU bedsIn hard-hit Florida, five counties — Hernando, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee and Putnam — had no available ICU beds as of Tuesday morning, according to the state’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.Of the adult ICU beds across the state, just 16.47% are available, the agency said.Those numbers are expected to fluctuate throughout the day.At least 21,780 coronavirus patients in Florida have been hospitalized since the pandemic began — up 517 from Monday, according to the state’s Department of Health.Florida’s positivity rate is now at 13.62% as the state’s number of COVID-19 cases reaches 369,834.Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami, and Bay County, which includes Panama City, are especially hard hit.Miami-Dade County has a positivity rate of 19.2% while Bay County’s positivity rate stands at 24.4%10:05 a.m.: NJ closing DMV center after employee tests positiveA DMV licensing center in Wayne, New Jersey, is closing for one week after an employee tested positive, state officials announced Tuesday.The facility will be sanitized and the employee will quarantine for two weeks.9:25 a.m.: Cases in Alabama county double in two weeksOfficials in Calhoun County, Alabama, about 70 miles east of Birmingham, are pleading with residents to wear masks as COVID-19 cases surge in the area. Of the county’s 814 coronavirus cases, 430 of those were reported in just the last two weeks, Michael Barton, director of Emergency Management for Calhoun County, said Monday.“This is alarming,” Barton said, adding that hospitals are at an “all-time high in reaching our capacity.” One local hospital had five COVID-19 patients two weeks ago. That hospital now has 44 patients.Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a mandatory statewide mask requirement last week. “Make sure that you wear your mask and you adhere to all of the standards and guidelines that you possibly can,” urged Joe Weaver, CEO at the local Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. “We know it’s restrictive, but at the same time, there’s no other thing. There’s nothing else that we can do at this point in time.”4:43 a.m.: Russia’s first COVID-19 vaccine ready, deputy defense minister saysRussia’s first vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection, which was created by military specialists and scientists of the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, is ready, First Deputy Defense Minister Ruslan Tsalikov told Argumenty i Fakty.“Final assessments on the results of testing by our specialists and scientists of the National Research Center have been already made. At the moment of release all volunteers without exception developed immunity against the coronavirus and felt normal. So, the first domestic vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection is ready,” Tsalikov told the newspaper.2:43 a.m.: Ft. Worth federal women’s prison announces third COVID-related deathThe U.S. Bureau of Prisons announced late Monday a third COVID-related death at FMC Carswell, a specialized federal medical prison for women in Ft. Worth, Texas.Teresa Ely, 51, tested positive for COVID-19 on June 30 and was transported to a local hospital where she received treatment until she died Monday, July 20.The BOP announcement said Ely had “long-term, pre-existing medical conditions, which the CDC lists as risk factors for developing more severe COVID-19 disease.”“Ms. Ely was a 51-year-old female who was sentenced in the Western District of Virginia to a 252-month sentence for Engaging in a Criminal Enterprise and Continuing a Criminal Enterprise,” read a statement from the prison. “Ms. Ely had been in custody at FMC Carswell since September 19, 2007.”1:37 a.m.: NFL players will be tested daily for COVID-19 for at least the first two weeks of training campThe NFL announced that players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp.The league also made an offer to the NFL Players Association to play no preseason games this summer, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.The players had been pushing to not play preseason games this year, and the league had been seeking to play two games instead of the usual four.The league’s proposal to the players includes an offer for a longer training camp acclimation period, a source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano, and that is closer to what the union proposed.The NFLPA has not yet informed the league whether it will accept the proposal.12:45 a.m.: Church-related COVID-19 outbreaks continue to pop up in West VirginiaDuring Monday’s briefing, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that several new church-related outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified at places of worship in Grant, Logan and Wood counties.Last week, the governor announced that additional church-related outbreaks had already been identified in Boone, Kanawha, Raleigh and Taylor counties.Between all seven of these counties combined, these outbreaks account for about 75 total cases.“We’ve absolutely got to stay on top of this with all in us,” Gov. Justice said. “Please know that the church setting is the ideal setting to spread this virus.”The governor urged all West Virginians in church settings to follow the state’s safety guidelines, including using every other pew, maintaining social distancing, and wearing face coverings.“I know these things are really difficult to do,” Gov. Justice said. “But, for right now, they have to be done because, if we don’t, all we’re going to do is lose more people.”“We could very well lose a lot of our grandmothers and grandfathers – people who have so much wisdom to still continue to pass on – we absolutely don’t need to be losing these great West Virginians,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
BriefingOn 1 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article A round-up of news from the professional journalsTwin cancer news Environmental factors hugely outweigh genetic predisposition in causingcancers, a tri-nation study of twins has shown. Researchers studied the healthrecords of 44,788 pairs of twins in Sweden, Denmark and Finland and found that thereis a less than 15 per cent risk that an identical twin will develop a cancerafter one has done so. Nursing Times, 16 July Area affects lists Waiting lists vary considerably between different health authority areas,Department of Health figures have shown. In some areas nine out of 10 patientsare seen as outpatients within 13 weeks of a GP referral, whereas elsewhere itcan be as low as 60 per cent. Nursing Times, 16 July Clean up your act Infection control nurses have called for national standards on the cleaningand use of medical devices. The Infection Control Nurses Association believessuch standards should supplement those on hygiene, which it issued to EnglishNHS trusts in May. Nursing Standard, 13 July Late referral Between 30 and 60 per cent of urgent breast cancer cases are not beingreferred to specialists within two weeks. The DoH said that the rate rises to96 per cent in cases where the woman’s GP has picked up the problem. Pulse, 4 July Related posts:No related photos.