THE Ebola virus claimed more than 11,300 lives in West Africa when it swept through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in the 2013-2016 outbreak. The World Health Organization has reported new incidences of the highly infectious virus in Uganda, speaking fears that it may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo. Here's what we know. Where is the latest outbreak of Ebola? The current outbreak is largely confined to Congo, where it has killed nearly 1,700 people - more than two-thirds who contracted it - over the past year. Worryingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports three recent confirmed Ebola deaths in neighbouring Uganda, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo. In June this year, a five-year-old boy in Uganda died from the virus in the first cross-border case during the current outbreak. The youngster had travelled across the border into Congo with four family members, including his mother and father, to visit his … [Read more...] about What is the Ebola virus and where is the latest outbreak?
What is international womens day
I took part in the recent Women Aloud event run by Soroptimist International of Kings Lynn, to mark International Women’s Day.It was a heart-warming occasion as numerous charities, businesses and organisations gathered together in the Assembly Rooms of King’s Lynn Town Hall to showcase the work that they do. What united them all was that these were organisations mainly run by women.And while the day itself was great, particularly as it ended with a Bollywood/Bhangra dance workshop, it did raise a doubt that has been nagging away in the recesses of my mind. Why do we need a day dedicated to half the population?A question along the same lines popped up in a slightly different guise just a few days later.As a member of the Sports Journalist’s Association committee I am part of a group that discusses annual journalism awards.A proposal to introduce an award for best female sports journalism was put forward, by a very well-meaning male journalist.To his astonishment, the … [Read more...] about Washed up, by Sarah Juggins, Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Great event, but every day should be a Women’s Day
Working 9 to 5, Monday to Friday, is the main way to make a living for many workers, but should the working week change? A four-day working week has been mooted - with workers dropping a day, but working longer hours, reports Perspecs. Some argue that it should be the "fundamental aim of our economy", and it could address the inequality in the workplace. However, there could be health risks to the four-day week. The Claim Aidan Harper, a researcher at the New Economics Foundation, argues that a four-day working week could "help solve Britain’s inequality problem". Writing for the Guardian, he says that a four-day week - without a reduction in pay - would "drastically improve our economy and our society". Harper argues: "It should be seen as a fundamental aim of our economy, one that would directly address a range social justice issues including persistent economic and gender inequality." The debate around a four-day week has focused on the business case, but Harper wants to … [Read more...] about Is a four-day working week really possible?
FROM movies and television series to albums and international tours, Barbra Streisand has done it all. But she put her foot in it with recent comments made about Michael Jackson's alleged victims. Here's the lowdown on the star's net worth, movies and when you can see her perform live. What did Barbra Streisand say about Michael Jackson? Barbra Streisand has sparked outrage after claiming Michael's Jackson's alleged victims were "thrilled" to be with the star - as she said "it didn't kill them". The singer, 76, launched into a bizarre defence of Jacko - claiming he had "sexual needs" after Wade Robson and James Safechuck him of child molestation in Leaving Neverland. She told The Times she "absolutely" believes the two men, but says it's the fault of their parents for allowing them to sleep in a bed with the "very sweet" and "very childlike" Jackson. Streisand, who once turned down the offer to sing a duet with the King of Pop, said: "His sexual needs were his … [Read more...] about What did Barbra Streisand say about Michael Jackson and what is the original A Star is Born actress’ net worth?
0 Post a comment Thursday, 14 March 2019 - Community News by Charley Adams - Dartmouth Chronicle @charleyad21 [email protected] Almost 150 women from the county attended a Women of the Community event last week to share stories of the work they do supporting their communities, including Dartmouth resident Hilary Fyson. She was recognised as one of Devon’s inspirational women who have made a difference at the event held on Friday, March 8. Chair of Devon County Council, Caroline Chugg hosted the event to celebrate unsung female community champions. All the invited women had been nominated by their communities. The two events at County Hall, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, celebrated those women who have gone beyond the call of duty to help others, who have made a difference in their communities or achieved excellence in their field of expertise. Hilary contributes her time and energy to the community in a variety of ways. She is chair … [Read more...] about Community champion celebrated on International Women’s Day