EU Task Force Commander Boards FGS Bayern

first_img Share this article View post tag: Navy EU Task Force Commander Boards FGS Bayern February 24, 2015 Authorities View post tag: FGS Bayern View post tag: Boards View post tag: News by topic EU Task Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren, visited German Navy frigate, FGS Bayern, during one of her patrols in the Gulf of Aden.Rear Admiral Haggren, is currently based on board EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, was welcomed on board by FGS Bayern’s Commanding Officer, Commander Frank Fahnrich. He was given a guided tour of the ship, including the Medical Centre, Operations Room and the Bridge.He also met the Boarding Team from the Netherlands.[mappress mapid=”15221″]Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: EU Task Force View post tag: Gulf of Aden View post tag: Commander View post tag: Naval View post tag: africa Back to overview,Home naval-today EU Task Force Commander Boards FGS Bayern last_img read more

Press release: Stricter laws to tackle terrorism come into force

first_imgA new offence introduced in the Act also gives the Home Secretary the power to designate an area outside of the UK, subject to Parliamentary approval, to restrict UK nationals and residents from entering or remaining in that area, if he is satisfied that it is necessary to protect members of the public from terrorism.An individual found to have entered or remained in a designated area, unless for a legitimate reason such as being there involuntarily, could face up to 10 years in prison. The offence will not allow the retrospective prosecution of those who have already travelled overseas to fight and returned to the UK, but it will assist in a future conflict to which UK nationals or residents seek to travel.Furthermore, the Act extends extra-territorial jurisdiction for a number of terrorism offences including inviting support for a proscribed organisation and making or possessing explosives for the purposes of carrying out an act of terrorism.The provisions that have commenced today: These new laws give the police the powers they need to disrupt terrorist plots earlier and ensure that those who seek to do us harm face just punishment. As we saw in the deadly attacks in London and Manchester in 2017, the threat from terrorism continues to evolve and so must our response, which is why these vital new measures have been introduced. create an offence of reckless expressions of support for a proscribed organisation create an offence of publication of images, and a police power to seize items as evidence, related to a proscribed organisation create an offence of obtaining or viewing terrorist material over the internet create an offence of entering or remaining in a designated area amend the offences of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications extend extra-territorial jurisdiction for certain offences including inviting support for a proscribed organisation increase maximum sentences for terrorism offences make extended sentences available for terrorism offences – ending automatic early release and allowing a longer period on licence strengthen notification requirements on convicted terrorists, and introduce greater powers to enter and search their homes extend Serious Crime Prevention Orders for terrorism offences introduce further traffic regulations provide for a statutory review of Prevent Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent.The management of convicted terrorist offenders has also been strengthened with stricter notification requirements.It is now illegal to recklessly express support for, or publish images of flags, emblems or clothing in a way which suggests you are a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation and certain preparatory terrorism offences, including encouragement of terrorism or the dissemination of terrorist publications, now carry a maximum sentence of 15 years.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: Updated legislation was central to the government’s updated counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST, which was published in 2018 following a fundamental review after the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester in 2017.Further provisions in the Act to crackdown on hostile state activity, will come into force in the coming months. The Home Office is currently consulting on the codes of practice governing the use of this power.last_img read more

Public health leaders explore future challenges

first_img Read Full Story In an interview with the blog Thought Economics, Harvard School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk, together with several leading experts, reflected on the last century of accomplishments in the field of public health and the challenges and opportunities for the future. Sir Richard Thompson, president of the Royal College of Physicians, Baron Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dame Sally Davies, the United Kingdom’s chief medical officer, were interviewed along with Frenk.The wide-ranging interview provided the subjects an opportunity to reflect broadly on the nature and role of public health. Frenk described the field as “an arena for action,” reflected on the critical challenges currently facing the world around infectious and non-communicable disease and mental health, and pointed out how we can become victims of our own success as the global population ages.  He urged a focus on tackling health inequalities, pointing out that despite the fantastic progress made in health in the 20th century, the progress has not been distributed equally. “In the 21st century,” he said, “it is an injustice that we have not managed to get rid of problems for which we have the knowledge to solve.”last_img read more

Huh? Low-salt diet ups risk of fatal heart attack?

first_imgHealthLifestyle Huh? Low-salt diet ups risk of fatal heart attack? by: – May 4, 2011 19 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img ( — Doctors and public health officials have been telling us for years that eating too much sodium can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by raising blood pressure to unsafe levels.So how to explain a new study that suggests low salt intake actually increases the risk of dying from those causes?The study, which followed 3,681 healthy European men and women age 60 or younger for about eight years, also found that above-average sodium intake did not appear to up the risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) or dying of a heart attack or stroke.The findings, reported in the May 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, certainly seem counterintuitive, especially in light of the ongoing public-health campaign to lower sodium consumption across the U.S. by urging restaurants and food manufacturers to curtail their use of the ingredient.In fact, says Jan A. Staessen, M.D., the senior author of the study and the head of the hypertension laboratory at the University of Leuven, in Belgium, the findings “do not support the current recommendations of a generalized and indiscriminate reduction of [sodium] intake at the population level.”Salt lovers shouldn’t break out their shakers just yet, though. A closer look at the findings shows that they’re not as out of line with the low-sodium mantra as they might seem.For starters, the participants’ sodium consumption was gauged by measuring the sodium content of their urine over just one 24-hour period at the beginning of the study. Although this method is considered the gold standard for estimating sodium intake, that lone urine test may not provide an accurate snapshot of the participants’ everyday intake over the full eight-year study, as the researchers themselves note.Even more important, the participants had blood pressure in the normal range at the beginning of the study and were white, relatively young, and slimmer on average than the typical American. Past research has shown, however, that people with hypertension, blacks, older people, and heavier people tend to react more negatively to sodium.“Maybe it would be better to pinpoint specific subgroups,” says Jerome Fleg, M.D., a medical officer in the division of cardiovascular sciences at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland. “This is probably not the group that would get the biggest bang for the buck in terms of restricting sodium intake.”Staessen and his colleagues divided the study participants into thirds according to their estimated sodium intake. Although higher salt intake was not linked to an increased risk of hypertension, it was associated with very small increases in systolic blood pressure (the top number).Slightly more than 6 percent of the participants had a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular emergency during the study, roughly one-third of which were fatal. Those who consumed the least salt had a 56 percent higher risk of death from a heart attack or stroke compared with those who had the highest consumption, even after controlling for obesity, cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, and other risk factors.The researchers don’t have a firm explanation for this finding, but they speculate that sodium intake low enough to decrease blood pressure may also decrease sensitivity to insulin, encourage a stress response in the nervous system, and affect hormones that regulate blood pressure and sodium absorption. “Each of these effects might have unfavorable impact on cardiovascular mortality,” Staessen says.He and his coauthors emphasize, however, that people with hypertension — who were not included in the study — will still benefit from a low-salt diet.Most Americans consume more sodium per day than is considered healthy. Federal guidelines recommend limiting consumption to 2,300 milligrams per day, or 1,500 milligrams for blacks and people with hypertension. Some health organizations have been lobbying the federal government to drop the goal for everyone to 1,500 milligrams a day, Fleg says.Despite the study’s shortcomings, the findings do suggest that sodium guidelines should perhaps take into account differences among individuals, says Randal Thomas, M.D., a preventive cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota.“We know that not everybody is as sensitive to sodium in their diet as others. Even among people with high blood pressure, no more than half are probably sodium sensitive, and in the general population, it’s probably less than 10 percent,” Thomas says. “In setting up a public policy, it’s important to recognize the need to have a policy that doesn’t punish the majority for the benefit of the minority.”By Amanda Gardner, Tweet Sharelast_img read more

21Bet ‘absolutely delighted’ with Gloucester partnership

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit 21Bet upgrades to Digitain sportsbook ahead of World Cup June 15, 2018 More bets wagered on Six Nations as England tipped for success February 22, 2019 Share Ladbrokes boosts Irish profile by announcing new Ambassador club September 10, 2019 Having extended their venture into the world of sports sponsorship by becoming the official betting partner of Gloucester Rugby, 21Bet CEO, Richard Hogg told SBC, ‘we’re absolutely delighted with the partnership’.A cornerstone of the sponsorship is the temporary renaming of the West Terrace to the ‘21Bet Terrace.’Hogg a committed rugby fan further stated: “They are steeped in history and have the most iconic Rugby stand there is in The Shed and so to have the extent of exposure that we have in the newly renamed ‘21Bet Terrace’ is considered a real coup.”“What also impressed us was just how forward thinking they are with a lot of technical advancements and initiatives upcoming”.21Bet are also offering a price boost on Gloucester finishing in the top 6 this season, Hogg said: “We’re 100% behind the team and think that they will go from strength to strength under new coach Johan Ackerman.“The better the club fare, the more exposure we are likely to get and so it’s a win-win situation. Nothing will please us more than to be paying out the Gloucester fans at the end of the season. 7/1 to finish in the top 6 represents huge value”, Hogg added.last_img read more