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Pennsylvania to Highlight Importance of Preventing Elder Abuse

first_img  SHARE  TWEET By: Teresa Osborne, Secretary of Aging Pennsylvania to Highlight Importance of Preventing Elder Abuse Seniors,  The Blog The Department of Aging is proud to announce that Pennsylvania will be hosting another national event: the 27th Annual National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Conference.The department is honored to serve as the primary sponsor for the NAPSA conference, which will be held August 29-31, 2016, at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The conference features the country’s leading adult protective services professionals and provides opportunity for them to share their knowledge and expertise with others.Recently, as part of the June 15th recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we paused with communities around the globe to raise awareness about elder abuse, and we recognized the work of 46 adult protective services investigators who received the 2016 Protective Services Leadership award. The Department of Aging was pleased to applaud the work of those who respond to elder abuse every day in their local communities, and encourages all Pennsylvanians to become involved in the prevention of elder abuse to ensure the safety and well-being of older adults.The conference theme is “Protect, Prevent, and Empower”. Skill building and networking opportunities are embedded within the conference, which is designed for adult protective services professionals, attorneys, educators, bankers, case workers, law, enforcement officers, and advocates. CEU and CLE credits are available.Register for the conference here.If you have any questions, contact Dan Smedley, Conference Chair, at 717-425-5719 or dsmedley@pa.gov. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf August 09, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Robredo wants gov’t agents to use body cams during drug raids

first_imgIn this 2018 photo, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino inspects body cams and other equipment for use in the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. Vice President Leni Robredo says body cams are “indispensable.” ABS-CBN NEWS “The government should invest on body cameras, and this is one of the things I will discuss when I met with the law enforcement cluster of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs,” Robredo said. The Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency have earlier encouraged the use of body cameras and other gadgets to record anti-illegal drug operations, but these equipment have not been purchased. “Kasi palitan ng accusations, pero iyong word of honor lang ng nagsasabi iyong pinapanindigan. Perokung may body cams… ‘yongintegrity ng operasyon, mape-preserve,” she added. President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Robredo anti-drug czar after she called for a stop to “wrong” methods that did not bring down the number of drug addicts in the country. Robredosaid that body cameras are a must for the arresting officers as it would ensurethe protection of both law enforcement agents and civilians. “Indispensableiyong body cams for many reasons,”Robredo said in an interview with the media on Saturday. However, Robredo seemed to have softened her stand on her previous call to allow the United Nations to conduct its investigation on the bloody war on drugs by the Duterte administration. MANILA – VicePresident Leni Robredo, the newly-appointed drug czar, wants law enforcementagents to use body cameras in drug busts to protect the integrity ofanti-narcotics operations. “Una, kaklaruhin ko, I did not say that. Iyong sinabi ko exactly was there was a need to reassess given the numbers that they’ve been giving to us,” Robredo said. Government data showed around 6,000 have been killed in anti-drug operations since Duterte took office in July 2016./PNlast_img read more

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Wisconsin set for fast-paced Marquette

first_imgView Gallery (4 Photos)In this year’s battle for intra-state domination, the Wisconsin Badgers are (7-2) 1-0 after routing Milwaukee Wednesday night. Game two, though, comes Saturday afternoon on the road against a much tougher Marquette Golden Eagles squad (7-2).Against the Panthers, the Badgers relied on their defense to overcome a somewhat sloppy performance. Milwaukee was held to only 15 first-half points – UW won 61-40 – and shot only 30.8 percent from the floor. Saturday, when Wisconsin travels to the Bradley Center, Marquette will pose a much tougher threat with its high-speed attack. The Golden Eagles only beat the Panthers by three, 75-72 on Nov. 27, but they will surely be prepared for Saturday’s contest.“They’re physical and they’re determined,” forward Jon Leuer said of Marquette. “They might not have the biggest post players or the biggest guards, but they’re hungry and they get after it on the glass. That’s something that we’re going to have to be more determined than them and beat them to loose balls.”The Golden Eagles have indeed been a strong offensive team this year, averaging 81.9 points per game, good for 18th in the nation. Marquette’s face-paced, guard-heavy attack – the Golden Eagles have nine players that can take the floor as guards – also has averaged 18.4 assists per game, ninth in the nation. The two schools are quite familiar with each other – they’ve played every year but one (1984-85) since the 1958-59 season, and Wisconsin leads the all-time series, 63-53. In last year’s meeting at the Kohl Center, the Badgers came out on top, 72-63.“It is a fun rivalry to be a part of,” Leuer said. “Fans get into it, obviously the players, it’s a big game for us. We look forward to it every year. You just have to approach it as any other game. I don’t think I’ve done anything different in these games, just trying to prepare as best I can and make the right reads on offense and try to be a force defensively and rebounding.”Wisconsin and Marquette have posted nearly equal rebounding numbers, pulling down 37.2 and 38.9, respectively. As Leuer alluded to, making the correct reads will be crucial for both teams – the Badgers average only 9.2 turnovers per game, while the Golden Eagles have committed 13.3. Marquette has been better at forcing turnovers, though, forcing 17.8 per game compared to Wisconsin’s 12.6.“It’ll be a little bit like UNLV,” guard Josh Gasser said. “They also pressure pretty heavily, and I think we learned a lot from that game. It should carry over to this one, so I think we’re better now and we just got to be confident and play our game; not get into the way they play and play ours and we should be alright.”For the Badgers, finding consistent scoring will be key, arguably for the remainder of the season, as well. The 6-foot-10, 228-pound Leuer is the Big Ten’s third leading scorer – tops for UW – with 20 points per game. Point guard Jordan Taylor is second for Wisconsin with 15 points per game. Behind him is Gasser, with 7.9.Yet, after Leuer and Taylor, the Badgers have had to rely on several different contributors for scoring – typically Gasser and forwards Keaton Nankivil and Mike Bruesewitz.“We’ve just got to take advantage of our opportunities,” Gasser said. “When we get an open shot, we got to knock it down or when we get a driving line, we got to make the right decision. That’s kind of the big thing; if we’re knocking down shots and making the right decisions offensively, we’re normally going to play pretty well. You know [Leuer and Taylor] are going to get their points, and we need them to because they’re our best players. The rest of us just need to contribute a little bit here and there, and we should be alright.”After Marquette, Wisconsin will host Green Bay Monday in the finale of the three-game inter-state series. Following that, the Badgers will have nine days of rest as student-athletes embark on finals week.last_img read more

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EVENT: Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria (Abuja and Washington, DC)

first_imgPosted on December 12, 2014December 3, 2015Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Wednesday, December 17th, 9am-11am ETThe Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in partnership with UNFPA and the Maternal Health Task Force, is heading to Abuja, Nigeria, to co-host a two-day workshop from December 16-17 with the Centre for Population and Reproductive Health. On December 17, Nigerian policymakers, community health workers, program managers, and donors will join us in a discussion about what’s needed to improve maternal health systems in a live video conference.Over the last decade, Nigeria has seen only modest improvements in maternal health. Despite innovative efforts such as the Midwives Service Scheme, SURE-P, and Saving One Million Lives, maternal mortality rates stand at 565 per 100,000 live births and modern contraceptive prevalence is just 10 percent. Advocacy for national political commitment has been ongoing and there have been efforts to improve provision for entitlements, expand infrastructure, and increase access to drugs, but the scale of the country makes progress difficult.With renewed commitment and concerted action, it’s possible for Nigeria to reach the goal of universal maternal health coverage, say Nigerian maternal health experts, but doing so will require focus on key areas of an unfinished agenda, including a strategic road-map to acquire universal access, and examination of critical policy issues and recommendations.Need a reminder to attend? Join the event on Facebook! Or add the event to your calendar.On December 17th, join the conversation on Twitter by using hashtag #mhdialogueNG and following @MHTF and @NewSecurityBeat. RSVP or watch the live stream on the Wilson Center website.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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