One of the two disabled Labour MPs elected to parl

first_imgOne of the two disabled Labour MPs elected to parliament for the first time earlier this month is a former campaigns officer for the British Council of Disabled People (BCODP), it has emerged.Jared O’Mara (pictured, centre) caused one of the shocks of the general election when he ousted the Liberal Democrat former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg from his Sheffield Hallam seat.But it has now emerged that O’Mara was a press, parliamentary and campaigns officer for BCODP – at the time the country’s leading representative organisation of disabled people’s organisations – for a short period about 10 years ago.In one BCODP newsletter from 2006, he wrote about working with prominent disabled activists such as Jane Campbell [now Baroness Campbell], Rachel Hurst and Tara Flood on opposition to a bill that would have legalised assisted suicide.O’Mara, who until this month helped run a bar and live music venue in Sheffield, was also quoted in the now-defunct Disability Now magazine, in May 2006, calling on Gordon Brown, at the time Labour’s chancellor, to do more to alleviate disability poverty.Flood, now director of The Alliance for Inclusive Education, said: “I really hope that he takes what he learned when he was at BCODP and applies it now he is an MP.”She also welcomed the election of another new disabled Labour MP, Marsha de Cordova, who spoke in her post-election address of her passionate commitment to disability rightsFlood said: “It’s great that the House of Commons is a tiny bit more diverse than it was on 8 June.”But she said that what was important was what the two politicians do now they are MPs.She said: “What they do now as disabled people in parliament is what really counts.”Anne Pridmore, who chaired BCODP at the time O’Mara was working there, said she had been surprised to hear of his election.She said: “He wasn’t [at BCODP] very long. He was very young and quite new to disability. He was young and enthusiastic.”  Pridmore – who also welcomed de Cordova’s victory – said she was pleased to see the election of a former BCODP staff member to the House of Commons, and said it would “most definitely” be useful to disabled people to have an MP who had been so close to the disability movement.Despite his experience with BCODP, there may be some concern among some disabled activists that O’Mara, who himself has cerebral palsy (cp), is also a long-standing trustee of Paces, a specialist centre in Sheffield for children with cp which specialises in conductive education and also runs a special school*, of which he is a governor.Conductive education is still seen as controversial among many in the disability movement, years after Professor Mike Oliver described its reality as “oppressive to disabled people and an abuse of their human rights”.*The disability charity Scope, an advocate of conductive education, describes it as a system of learning that “teaches those with movement difficulties to learn actively to achieve purposeful movement which can then be applied throughout daily life and learning”.last_img read more

A note from the editor Please consider making a v

first_imgA note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS… Campaigning disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have set out their demands for a new national independent living service that would eliminate the postcode lottery in support, and finally make the right to independent living a reality.The Independent Living for the Future document has been developed over the last 14 months under the banner of the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA), whose members include Disabled People Against Cuts, Inclusion London, People First (Self Advocacy), Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, The Alliance for Inclusive Education and Shaping Our Lives.ROFA will now seek support for the document from its members, political parties, disabled people, DPOs and other organisations.Independent Living for the Future is based on principles laid out in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.Article 19 of the convention describes how countries signed up to the convention – like the UK – must recognise the right of all disabled people “to live in the community, with choices equal to others”.The new document describes how the rights in article 19 could be upheld through a new national independent living service, which would build on “what was most successful” about the former Independent Living Fund.The new service would be “co-created between government and disabled people, funded through general taxation, managed by central government, led by disabled people, and delivered locally in co-production with disabled people”, says the document.It would be free, non-means-tested and “provided on the basis of need, not profit”.There would also be funding for DPOs to deliver local services, ensuring a range of options to support disabled people to live in the community and exercise choice and control over their support.Priorities would include setting up a new independent living taskforce, led by disabled people, to develop plans for the service; and agreeing how to introduce a legal right to independent living, including an independent living bill of rights.There would also be a need, says the new document, to educate the public about the benefits of investing in independent living support for disabled people.The document also calls for the government’s Office for Disability Issues to be moved out of the Department for Work and Pensions and placed within either the Cabinet Office or the Government Equalities Office.And it says there should be a strategy for investment in local user-led services alongside the closure of institutionalised, segregated settings including long-stay hospitals and assessment and treatment units.The document points out that government austerity cuts have had “serious adverse impacts” on the rights contained in article 19, with the social care and mental health systems in crisis and disabled people’s rights being taken “dramatically backwards”.It says that grassroots campaigning by disabled people since 2010 has focused heavily on the right to independent living, partly because activists are so proud of the independent living movement and its achievements.It adds: “At a time when discrimination continues to exist legally, structurally and within many parts of society, daily living conditions are deteriorating and the odds against us seem overwhelming, it is enormously important to be able to draw on a source of pride that sits at the core of our shared identity.”The ideas behind the document began to be discussed several years ago with disabled activists involved in the campaign set up in 2011 to stop the planned closure of the Independent Living Fund.More recently, there have been discussions at the National Disabled People’s Summit in November 2017, the Independent Living Campaign Conference later that month (pictured), and a ROFA round table event last May.last_img read more

The death of the disabled academic who first defin

first_imgThe death of the disabled academic who first defined the “social model of disability” has led to an outpouring of admiration, affection and grief from leading figures in the disabled people’s movement.Theirresponses highlighted the status of Professor Mike Oliver as one of themovement’s most influential figures.Afterhearing of his death this week, many disabled friends and admirers explained onsocial media how his work had changed their lives.Dr SallyWitcher,chief executive of Inclusion Scotland, said his book, The Politics ofDisablement, had “profoundly” changed her understanding of disability and ofherself as a disabled person.Tracey Proudlock, co-founder of the influentialCampaign for Accessible Transport in the early 1990s, said his work had set heron a “personal journey transforming” her own politics.Tara Flood, director of The Alliance for Inclusive Education,said Oliver was “an absolute legend and a pioneer” and added: “His social model of disabilitythinking along with others of his generation are absolutely responsible for thelightbulb moment in my life.”Agnes Fletcher, a former director of policy andcommunications at the Disability Rights Commission, added: “An intellectualgiant with shoulders broad enough to set so many of us free.”And PhilFriend, aformer chair of Disability Rights UK, said Oliver was “a colossusand irreplaceable” and would “always be remembered as the one who set us allfree”.Other leadingdisabled activists and campaigners to recognise his contribution to thedisabled people’s movement this week included Professor Peter Beresford, MichelleDaley, Jane Young, Dennis Queen, Liz Carr, Cllr Pam Thomas, Mik Scarlet, andRhian Davies.Many firstheard the news from the disabled crossbench peer Baroness [Jane] Campbell, whohad known Professor Oliver for more than 30 years, and described him as a “dearfriend, mentor and all-round genius”.They wrote abook together, Disability Politics: Understanding Our Past, Changing Our Future,and Baroness Campbell said his legacy was “central to how millions of disabledpeople now live their lives and see themselves”, as “empowered people withrights” rather than a medical diagnosis.In an interview with PhD researcher Jonjo Brady, recorded last year for a documentary by the University of Kent’s Matt Wilson, which was shown as part of the university’s Disability History Month event in November, Oliver (pictured being interviewed) described how he left grammar school with three O-levels, before working as a clerk in an office for a year, where he discovered “that being at work was even more boring than being at school”.But after hebroke his neck diving into a swimming pool, he spent a year receivingrehabilitation in Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s renowned spinal injuries unit,and was then given a job teaching young offenders.When a law changemeant he could no longer teach without a degree or teaching qualification, he decided to study sociology, thefirst subject he had encountered that he felt was relevant to his own life.He studiedsociology and social anthropology at the University of Kent in the early 1970s,at a time when it was physically “unwelcoming” to a wheelchair-user, incontrast to the helpful attitude of the staff and fellow students who assisted himdaily with the barriers he faced in the “generous times ushered in by theeconomic and cultural revolutions of the 1960s”.His life, hesaid later, was changed by a booklet published in 1976 by the Union of thePhysically Impaired Against Segregation (UPIAS), The Fundamental Principles ofDisability, which argued that “the root cause of our problems was the waysociety was organised and the disabling barriers we faced”.UPIAS – andone of its key members, the father of the social model, Vic Finkelstein– argued that disabled people were oppressed by society, rather than seeingdisability as “a personal tragedy”.This meant,said Oliver, that he “no longer had to accept full responsibility” for his impairmentand understood instead that his “personal troubles were also public issues”, aninsight that led him to develop the UPIAS principles and define the socialmodel as the key to understanding disabled people’s oppression.Oliverstayed on after his degree to complete his PhD in Kent, and eventually to teacha masters course for social workers working with disabled people. It is believedto have been the first postgraduate course in what later became known asdisability studies.At the time,he would say later, most writing on disability “was dominated by assumptionsthat disability was a medical problem and the focus was on illness andimpairment”, and any personal focus was on disabled people as “tragic victims”,with the stereotype reinforced in popular culture through the “triumph over tragedy”genre.He hadwanted his masters course instead to challenge the idea that professionalsworking with disabled people should focus solely on their “personal troublesand not how and why they were linked to public issues”.He told Bradylast year: “I did want to provide an alternative, more optimistic picture,which wasn’t simply about seeing disability as personal tragedy, disabledpeople as unemployable, and so on, and it was about having an optimistic viewof what disabled people could achieve if many of the barriers that they facedwere removed.”Oliver’sfirst book, Social Work with Disabled People, published in 1983, incorporatedthis philosophy and introduced the social model of disability to a wideraudience, and within five years, he said, “had become the mantra for manydisabled people’s organisations and was beginning to make its way into officialgovernment documents”.The book, nowin its fourth edition, is still in print.He alsospoke in his interview with Brady about his second book, The Politics of Disablement,which was published in 1990 and brought together sociology and disability andbecame a key textbook just as disability studies “was about to take off”.Oliver wouldlater become the first professor of disability studies in the UK, at theUniversity of Greenwich, and he was still, in retirement, emeritus professor of disability studies atthe university. He played akey role in the late 1980s and early 1990s in persuading the government tointroduce disability discrimination legislation, partly he said later bypushing for research that was carried out on behalf of the British Council ofDisabled People by another pioneering disabled academic, Colin Barnes, whichshowed the extent of discrimination faced by disabled people in Britain.Oliver said itwas that research by Barnes (now emeritusprofessor of disability studies at the University of Leeds), and directaction by the Disabled People’s Direct Action Network, that persuaded thegovernment to introduce the first Disability Discrimination Act, which becamelaw in 1995.But he saidthe Conservative government “sold disabled people and our aims for thatlegislation down the river” by making the act ineffective and “almostunenforceable”.In astatement following his death, the Centre for Disability Studies(CDS) at the University of Leeds described Oliver as “a pioneer ofUK disability studies” who “will never be forgotten”, and said his work on thesocial model “became – and remains – essential for challenging socialinjustice”.CDS said hisideas and commentary had helped to shape the “strategies, demands andactivities” of the UK disabled people’s movement, while his writings were“highly regarded across the globe and were instrumental in the development ofthe United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. CDS added:“The clarity and accessibility of his writing has led to various arguments,including alternative theories, to emerge within disability studies and acrossactivist networks. “This is tobe welcomed as it will further debate and action to address the marginalisationof disabled people. “Yet hismaterialist account of disability – which explored the relationship betweendisability and capitalism – will remain significant to current and futureresearch and action.”His collaborationwith disabled activists and disabled people’s organisations, said CDS,transformed disability “from apersonal and private trouble to a public issue, one that remains amatter of social justice.“Hisextensive publications, which include journal articles, books, and keynotespeeches, has challenged all of us to consider how disabled people’s historicaland contemporary experiences are captured, articulated and used as a way tobring about emancipation.”In recentyears, Oliver emerged occasionally from retirement, either to campaign locallyin Kent, where he still lived, or to deliver powerful speeches that wereheavily critical of both the government and the large charities that claimed tospeak for disabled people.Lastsummer,Disability News Service (DNS) reported on his campaigning work in Kent toexpose the failings in the company responsible for the NHS wheelchair servicescontract in the county.He had beena user of wheelchair services in Kent for more than 50 years, and said hebelieved the service was worse than it had ever been throughout that time.Allen Jones,honorary chair of Wheelchair Users Group for South and East Kent (WUG), knewOliver for nearly 30 years and said it was thanks to his “tireless campaigning and badgering” thatthey had made progress in persuading the authorities to listen to theirconcerns.He told DNS: “Hopefully it will be part of his legacy that we will havea wheelchair service in Kent that is fit for purpose.”He added: “For disabled people he will be a massive loss, especiallyfor those of us in Kent who knew him.”They became friends when Jones was chair of Centre for Independent Living Kent (CILK),and Oliver helped them put together a successful lottery bid for a mobilecentre for independent living.Jones said: “He had a wonderful, dry sense of humour. He was alwaysthere as a friend and a campaigner when we needed it.”He said Oliver had been “passionate” about the social model “rightuntil the last”, delivering a five-minute summary in one of the meetings withthe company that delivers the wheelchair services contract.He said: “That was the essence of Mike: he would help anybody, but hewouldn’t mince his words. He would tell it how it is. “Unless you challenge and deal with it, it will never improve. That washis philosophy. He would never take no for an answer.“Hopefully the legacy of the social model and his campaigning and hisadvocacy will live on and hopefully many more disabled people will trawl thearchives and find the papers he has written and take it up and hopefully wewill get a new generation of campaigners.”In 2013, Oliverhad spoken in public about disability for the first time in 10 years, warning disabled people to beware of the“fakes” and “so-called friends” who tried to jump on the independent living“bandwagon”.Ina speech to mark the launch of UK Disability History Month, he saiddisabled people shouldnever “forget where we came from” and should remember that “we were theones who escaped from our isolation and segregation, whether we were in homesor our families”.Describingsome of the lessons from history that disabled people must learn in theircontinuing struggle for independence, he said they should remember that independentliving did not mean “living on our own” or “doing everything for ourselves” butwas about “having choice and control in our lives” and “autonomy andself-determination”.And hewarned them to beware of “the fakes who seek to jump on the independent livingbandwagon”, such as the big charities who “claim to promote and supportindependent living and yet continue to run residential homes and even exportthe residential model to other parts of the world”.Four yearslater, inanother speech to mark Disability History Month, this time at theUniversity of Kent, he said that many of the big charities were “parasitic onthe lives of disabled people, and their attempts to reposition themselves asdefenders of disability rights are an attempt to disguise this”.He also warnedthat the government had positioned disabled people as “pathetic victims”, allowingministers to launch “a massive attack on services and benefits for disabledpeople” while claiming that their “relentless assault on the living standardsof disabled people is nothing of the kind but a heartfelt attempt to takepublic money away from scroungers and fraudsters and give it to the mostseverely disabled people who really need it”.He concludedthat disabled people needed to take responsibility themselves for “attackingthe disabling barriers we face”, arguing: “What disability history teaches usis that we cannot rely on the bleeding hearts brigade and parasite people to doit for us.“We have to do it for ourselves. We have to insist that our personal troubles are public issues that need to be resolved.”last_img read more

SF Mission groups want bike sharing to slow its roll

first_imgIt’s unclear what such a pause would look like on a program that has some 20 active stations in the Mission. Ford GoBike has already pulled out of the 24th Street corridor after pushback from Calle 24. Others have taken direct aim at the bikes, slashing tires and in one case stripping a bike down to its frame and leaving it in a tree, KPIX reports. “When you put something into a neighborhood, whatever it is, it has a ripple effect,” Jacobo said.That effect could include anything from impacting traffic to favoring one socioeconomic category of the population as users to unspecified effects of where the stations are placed.Jacobo said many of the groups in United to Save the Mission, which includes everything from tenant advocacy nonprofits to artist groups, were also frustrated that they had not been consulted by Motivate, the company that operates the bike sharing system sponsored by Ford. “What we want is to be able to take a look at what an equitable transit project looks like for the Mission District, [and] for planning to be done with the Mission, not over our head,” Jacobo said. He said it wasn’t decided yet what specific changes the coalition would be asking for from the bike sharing company – they could include everything from no bikesharing in the Mission at all to maybe having only some stations in designated areas.“We want to have discussions and have a community evaluation process,” Jacobo said. “What comes from that is the direction we want to travel in.”United to Save the Mission has met with Motivate to discuss concerns, Jacobo said, but discussion of what could be done to address those concerns was tabled for a later meeting.For its part, Motivate says it’s ready to listen and figure out what can be done.“They shared their concerns and we totally respect Calle 24 and USM, where they’re coming from, very much. Even though we may not agree on everything, we know that they bring an important voice to the Mission and agree that we need to work together to fight displacement in the Mission,” said Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz, a spokesperson for Motivate.“That said, our mandate is to provide … affordable transportation options to San Francisco and the Mission and so we’re proud that the bike share will make it easier for Mission residents to get around no matter their income.”Using the bikes generally costs about $15 a month, which allows the user to take an unlimited number of rides so long as they last less than 45 minutes. For people with very limited incomes, those who have CalFresh and qualify for discounted utilities and Muni passes, GoBike is available for $5 for a year, with unlimited rides lasting up to an hour. After the first year that rate goes up to $5 a month.Aside from the price point and the corporate branding, residents have raised concerns about data collection. In 2016, Ford reportedly made very clear that it would be using the bike share network to collect data.Investment media and services company The Motley Fool reported in 2016 that a Ford executive had presented the bike sharing investment as a data gathering venture to support its recently acquired commuter shuttle service Chariot. “What we’re doing differently in San Francisco … is we put telemetry on that bike,” said Jim Hackett then, later adding, “The opportunity is not bikes. That’s not why Ford’s in it. The opportunity is data, and the data is super valuable because it tells us these invisible paths that people are taking in this complex city in terms of how they want to get around.”But Motivate insists that the bikes do not contain GPS or any telemetry equipment whatsoever, and are not tracking any data about riders or where the bikes travel. “There is no GPS and no telemetry on Ford GoBikes,” said Motivate’s Cosulich-Schwartz. “Motivate is the owner-operator of this system and we have not included GPS or telemetry as part of our program.”Ford is merely the sponsor for the program, Cusolich-Schwartz said, and does not make the bikes or control the program.What is collected is information about how many bikes are at each station, to make sure bikes are available when consumers want them. Data collected at the stations are anonymized, and as the program progresses, will be shared publicly on a dedicated web page that currently details the type of information collected.“We share anonymized data publicly that helps government researchers and the public understand how bike share works and helps people make public policy,” Cuslich-Schwartz said. 0% Tags: bikes • Calle 24 Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img A coalition of Mission District organizations, called United to Save the Mission, is calling for a study of how the expansion of a bike sharing program impacts residents, especially low-income ones. Details of how the study would be done are not clear yet. Calle 24 Latino Cultural Corridor co-chair Jon Jacobo, speaking on behalf of the group United to Save the Mission, said it would explore the concerns that the group has about Ford GoBike’s accessibility to people of all income levels.A spokesperson for the Mission Economic Development Agency, another United to Save the Mission member organization, said the coalition supports a “pause” on the program.“United to Save the Mission supports a pause on the Ford GoBike Rental Program while a community planning process and impact report are done that will ensure the program has a strong equity component and meets the needs of our working-class community members,” wrote MEDA’s Christopher Gil.last_img read more

Whats OnRed Vee Cafe Bar – Opens around 430pmT

first_imgWhat’s On:Red Vee Cafe Bar – Opens around 4.30pm.Turnstiles – Open at 6.15pm.Club Face Painters – These will once again be operating in the Hattons Solicitors Family Stand and the Totally Wicked North Stand from 6.30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!Bouncy Castles – We have rugby themed inflatables in the North and South West Stands.Member Offers – We have two great offers for you – any pie & alcoholic beverage is just £6, whilst a pie or hotdog & hot drink is just £4.Soft Drinks – Fruit shoots are now available for just £1.50 each.Carling Bar – Following feedback, fans in the West Stand can now get their hands on 500ml Carling PETs from our new bottle bar in the concourse. Price is £4.Contactless Payment – Will be available in the Karalius, Popular Side, Marching Inn, Eddington Arms and Voll’s bars to speed up your service.The A Star Saints Angels – Will be performing several brand new performances before the game.Bucket Collection: There will be a collection for the Steve Prescott Foundation.Half Time – See the new Simply Doughnuts Kicking Challenge! Contestants have three attempts to kick a ball into a large replica Simply Doughnuts pot in front of the West Stand. There’s a whole host of prizes to win and if you kick it in from the 40m line, you return at the final game of the season to kick again for the chance to win a car for the year from Chorley Nissan!Sponsors:The Match is sponsored by Shoot the Bull with the Matchball sponsored by 02 Business Centre Rainford. The corporate sponsor is Curtain Wizard.Team News:Both sides have named their 19-man squad for the match. You can find out more here.Tickets:Tickets for the game are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or by calling 01744 455 052. There will be cash turnstiles on the Hattons Solicitors West, Totally Wicked North and East Stands. If you require a South Stand ticket then you need to head to the Ticket Office.Saints Superstore:The Saints Superstore will be open up until kick-off and 45 minutes after full time.Spotify Playlist:Many thanks to all those who have suggested songs for our Spotify playlist for this afternoon’s game. We will continue to update it throughout the day. Check it out here: spoti.fi/2BJfn6QProgramme:The programme is sponsored by Warrington Audi and is priced at £3. This issue features an exclusive interview with Danny Richardson!last_img read more

This Old House host speaks at Wilmington groups fundraiser

first_imgKids Making It Fundraiser (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — In Wilmington, kids are making it! The non-profit uses woodworking as part of a mentor program for at risk youth.Thursday it was time for their annual fundraiser. The organization helps youth learn trades and helps them build brighter futures. At the luncheon today Kevin O’Connor, the host of the PBS show “This Old House” spoke about the importance of learning trades that use your hands. One of the volunteers said teaching kids is the most rewarding thing he has ever done.- Advertisement – “Everybody wants their child to be a doctor, or a lawyer, or a teacher. Everybody in the world cannot be a doctor, lawyer or a teacher and somebody has to do those other jobs. I am not a carpenter by trade I was an accountant, but I love working with my hands and I’d like to teach these kids something that they can take on and build a career off of, volunteer John Rudy said.O’Connor and the organization also honored Austin Wilson, a student who was in the Kids Making It program and appeared as an apprentice on “This Old House.” He died in January.last_img read more

Tomorrow Annie Daniel celebrates her 104th birthday

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Imagine living to celebrate 100. Wednesday, Annie Daniel celebrates her 104th birthday. She says one of the keys is staying away from the sweets. Although, she did bring in her new birth year with a cake at her birthday party at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center.Daniel says younger generations need to get a good education, travel and stay out of trouble. She was a former educator at Alderman Elementary School in Wilmington. Her long-time friend Catherine Solomon worked at the school with Daniel.- Advertisement – She says, when Daniel lost her twin sister Appie, it was difficult. Solomon says the twins were inseparable since she met them in 1964.“I tried to help Annie as much as I could with various projects and stuff that she did in her 4th grade class and we just enjoyed it,” Solomon said.“If I ever needed anything in the library, she’d find it for me,” Daniel said.“That’s right, she’d call and she’d say Catherine I need whatever and I’d dig it up for her,” Solomon said.Daniel says one of her favorite memories is dancing at the Country Club.“My partner and I danced a bunch and everybody clapped,” Daniel said. “We did so well.”Daniel says for her birthday she wants a 4-door Chevrolet.last_img read more

Gov Cooper visits Brunswick County to discuss rural heath care crisis

first_img At the roundtable, people voiced their concerns that rural health care may not be around much longer if it cannot get support.Everyone there agreed that rural hospitals need more resources to be able to give people the care they need.Cooper says he wants to get more people covered by health insurance so the hospital does not get stuck with the bill.Related Article: North Carolina public safety secretary gets $23K raise“Often times, they are left holding the bag when someone gets treated and the care is uncompensated,” Cooper said. “We’re hoping that we can find a way to get more people covered with health care.”With the expansion of Medicaid, the governor says about 3,500 more people in Brunswick County could be insured. He thinks it can also be done without extra tax dollars.Doctors at Dosher said they simply need more, from resources, to staffing, to hospital beds.One doctor said it’s not only about expanding health care, but giving these rural hospitals the support they need to keep treating people.Dr. Brad Hilaman says if rural hospitals go away, the bigger city hospitals will not be able to handle the demand.“I really am concerned that not just in Brunswick County, but the rural counties and areas across the United States are going to wake up in the not too distant future and say, ‘Where’s our health care? I understand the hospital closed, but why did the doctors leave?’ Well, you don’t have a place to practice,” Hilaman said.Hilaman says if rural hospitals are not funded, doctors will not want to come work there and people will be forced to find health care elsewhere. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Governor Roy Cooper says there is a rural health care crisis right now.Cooper held a roundtable discussion at Dosher Memorial Hospital Monday morning to discuss the issue. He met with Brunswick County officials and health care professionals.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Issue 6 – August 2010 Released

first_imgAdvertisement The PC Tech team, today, announce the release of the 6th Issue of East Africa’s Most Contemporary Technology Magazine. In this issue, we observe that whereas, a year ago, it was fair to say that the IPhone was the best Smartphone in the market, Google’s Android platform has made several good strides since then, making it fairly hard to make the choice. Smartphones are slowly becoming a necessity. With support for full web browsing, email and, in many cases, additional apps, they are much more than just a device you make calls on.There’s a bewildering array of handsets out there from the iPhone down to “slew of new Google Android-based models. Choosing the right one can be difficult, but we’re here to make the job easy. In this Issue, we feature an extensive analysis of the smartphones available on the market today.Our features on Mobile Health Technologies continue this month with an exclusive interview with Mr. Bas Hoefman, founder and Director of Text-to-Change.last_img read more

How a web Design goes straight to hell

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