Dindemic: United Kingdom

By dindemic // January 10 2014 // 0 comment
The End of Life Care Co-ordination (EoLCC) National Information Standard (ISB 1580) aims to improve the co-ordination of care through better communication of people’s wishes and preferences for care at the end of life. The standard specifies the core content to be held in Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPaCCS), or paper-based care co-ordination systems. Evidence is emerging that the standard improves care co-ordination, supporting more people to die in their place of choice (What we know now 2013, PHE National End of Life Care Intelligence Network).

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By dindemic // January 10 2014 // 0 comment
IntroductionJustine Greening, my Secretary of State, has made economic development –especially creating jobs to reduce dependency and improve the opportunities of the poor - 1 of the very top priorities for Britain’s international development programme. I am delighted to be able to discuss with you here today what that means in Ethiopia, and how Britain and Ethiopia can work together on this issue. And to be returning to a country I have visited regularly for nearly thirty years.

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Your Excellency the Minister of Sports and Physical Education,Distinguished guests, athletes, ladies and gentlemen. It is with immense pride and pleasure that I offer my words of welcome to the The Queen’s Baton Relay team with us here today in Yaoundé.In the era of emails, internet and virtual reality, there is something reassuring about physically taking a message around the world. [As we have heard ] over a period of 288 days the baton will visit 70 nations and territories, cover 190,000 kilometers and involve a third of the world’s population.

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By dindemic // January 10 2014 // 0 comment
2014 will be a significant year for the UK. Plenty of weighty dates punctuate the British calendar. Solemn commemorations of the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Local government and European Parliament elections. Beyond these events, the year of the Horse heralds an economic turning point. Over 2013, the UK transitioned from economic rescue mode into a period of recovery. Unemployment and inflation are at a four-year low, higher investment and an expanding services surplus have seen UK growth projections reach 2.4 per cent for 2014.

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By dindemic // January 9 2014 // 0 comment
Ms. Greening set out the UK government’s plan to create a more peaceful, stable and prosperous Somalia after years of conflict. She also set out different government departments are working to enable remittance payments to continue to flow in to the country.Justine Greening said:“The links between the UK and Somalia are very strong. I want to hear from Somali people based here in London about what they want DFID’s programme in Somalia to focus on.

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By dindemic // January 9 2014 // 0 comment
Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of the House, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, The Reverend Clergy, Hon Heads of States and Government, Visiting Dignitaries, Ladies and GentlemenA warm welcome to this, the First Sitting of the First Meeting of the Second Session of the Tenth Legislature of the House of Assembly of the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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By dindemic // January 9 2014 // 0 comment
The Foreign Secretary William Hague today met the Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, the Foreign Secretary said:I am delighted to welcome back to the FCO my friend, His Excellency Nasser Judeh, Foreign Minister of Jordan. We agreed that the excellent British-Jordanian relationship is as strong as ever. I congratulated him on Jordan’s election to the UN Security Council and for taking up the Presidency of the Council in their first month; the UK will give any assistance it can.

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By dindemic // January 9 2014 // 0 comment
Public Health England flu expert Professor Nick Phin said:On 8 January 2014, Alberta health officials confirmed an isolated, fatal case of Influenza A (H5N1) or avian influenza, in a person who had returned from travel to Beijing, China. Canadian authorities are following up all contacts of the patient and are working with the Chinese and World Health Organization (WHO) on the case.H5N1 has been circulating in poultry over the last decade and occasionally humans are infected.

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By dindemic // January 9 2014 // 0 comment
The salubrious surroundings of London’s Savoy Hotel are about as far removed from a rain-swept exercise or the heat and dust of Helmand province as you could possibly get. While the 2 worlds seem poles apart, one former soldier has bridged the divide by forging an unlikely new career after more than 20 years in the service.Steven Grey, a former warrant officer in the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, has swapped his military uniform for that of a butler and now serves the rich and famous as part of the hotel’s elite staff.

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By dindemic // January 9 2014 // 0 comment
One of the Royal Navy’s latest Type 45 destroyers, HMS Defender began her 700-mile journey from Portsmouth to the north of Scotland on 19 December 2013 to welcome the Russian task group.As the fleet ready escort, HMS Defender was on duty as the Royal Navy’s high readiness warship over Christmas and the New Year, ready to respond to a wide range of short notice tasks from search and rescue duties to maritime security patrols.The Portsmouth-based destroyer sailed through high sea states and storm force winds to the north of mainland Scotland to meet the group of 6 vessels.

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