Miss Great Britain has opened up for the first time about the loss of her beloved cousin in a horrific crash as she begins a campaign to see every Brit learn first aid. The Bristol beauty has thanked the man who tried to save her cousin Shaun Morgan's life after a tragic motorbike accident. This Sunday would have been Bristol father-of-two Shaun's 41st birthday. Kobi-Jean Cole, 24, told how she wants to honour her cousin's memory by raising awareness of the importance of learning first aid, after a Good Samaritan tried desperately to save his life after the crash. It comes as draft legislation proposes school children should be being taught basic first aid by 2022. Primary school children would be required to learn basic first aid skills like dealing with head injuries and calling emergenciy services. Secondary school children would learn lifesaving CPR and about the purpose of heart-starting defibrillators. The beauty queen has told of her inspiration: the Good Samaritan who used his … [Read more...] about Miss GB’s heartbreaking plea for us all to learn first aid after cousin’s death
Aids awareness programme
Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Councillor Sandra Duffy has said its important that everyone remember World Aids Day, which takes place tomorrow, Saturday, December 1. Councillor Duffy said World AIDS Day is a day in which the world comes out in solidarity and support for those who are living with HIV and AIDS.She said: “The Red Ribbon is the international symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness and is used to promote awareness and support of a worthy cause and to remind others of the need for their continued support and commitment.“We must constantly be proactive in supporting prevention awareness programmes for HIV in Derry and across Ireland.”Colr. Duffy said that it was vital such programmes were sustained and “given the proper funding to help reduce the levels of new infection,” while also urging that support services that are needed for caring for those suffering with HIV are also prioritised. Traffic collision in Derry: Main road closed … [Read more...] about Call for HIV prevention programmes to be protected
PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:19 13 July 2015 The Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, was a defining moment. Photo credit should read: PA. Archant These days, it’s easy to be cynical about celebrities lining up to sing a few lines for Africa while simultaneously promoting their careers. But it didn’t feel like that 30 years ago, writes Sheena Grant. Mama Ngina’s orphanage a state run orphanage where abandoned babies and children are taken to by the authoritiesIn 1985, Live Aid seemed to embody the purest of motives: a desire to help and a belief we really could make a difference. There was both a touching innocence and an electrifying energy about that July day three decades ago, when a global audience of 1.9 billion watched some of the biggest stars perform at simultaneous concerts in London and Philadelphia.Whether you were lucky enough to be among the 72,000 at Wembley or, more likely, spent the day glued to your TV, you knew … [Read more...] about Live Aid raised millions of pounds but, 30 years on, what is its legacy?
Ahead of World Aids Day on December 1, Durex is teaming with HIV Ireland to support its mission to end Aids globally. Money raised from sales of a box of limited edition Durex Red condoms will go to the Keeping Girls In School programme in South Africa, which aims to reduce pregnancies and new HIV infections among young women in the country, where an estimated 7.2 million people are currently living with the virus. James Kavanagh said: “As AIDS incidence in Ireland continues to increase, it is not only critical for the people of Ireland to practice safer sex, but by taking action and purchasing a box of (DUREXTM)RED condoms ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1st, we can support Durex, HIV Ireland and (RED) in the fight against AIDS worldwide.” “Every two minutes a teenager around the world is infected with HIVii Recent research conducted by Durex shows that a significant 10 people in Ireland are diagnosed with HIV a week. I hope that the Irish public will join me in … [Read more...] about Social media star James Kavanagh urges people to pay attention to AIDS as ten Irish people diagnosed every week
Saudi Arabia and the UAE demanded favorable PR from UN aid agencies at an unprecedented level, including articles written in major Western newspapers, in return for a $930 million aid package for Yemen, leaked documents reveal. The Gulf kingdoms said future humanitarian donations to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) would be reflected by the amount of positive humanitarian coverage both countries received for their efforts in Yemen, now in its fourth year of civil war, according to the internal UN files seen by Guardian. Read more Both nations are heavily involved in the conflict, joining after Houthi militants overthrew the government, with the Saudi-led bombing campaign responsible for scores of civilian deaths and casualties. The destruction caused by the air campaign has devastated infrastructure and areas essential to aid supply, with over half the Yemeni population - some 14 million - now at risk of famine, according to the UN’s … [Read more...] about Saudis, UAE pressured UN for favorable media coverage in exchange for Yemen aid – report