Using a health information exchange network to enhance disease surveillance

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 12 2019How do public health officials know if there is a disease outbreak and where that outbreak has occurred?Surveillance is the cornerstone of public health practice, yet while disease surveillance has shifted toward greater use of electronically transmitted information to decrease the reporting burden on physicians, the challenge of getting the right information to public health officials at the right time has not been completely solved.Brian E. Dixon, Ph.D., of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, outlines how using a health exchange network can facilitate electronic disease reporting during the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Global Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, February 11-15. HIMSS19 is one of the largest health IT gatherings in the world, with more than 45,000 attendees.Dr. Dixon will present “Enhanced Public Health Reporting Using an HIE,” discussing how electronic health information exchange can be used to improve compliance with public health reporting laws, increase completeness of reports to public health, and make the surveillance work process more efficient while reducing the burden on clinics.”Traditionally, public health agencies wait for laboratories to initiate notifiable disease case reports,” he notes. “However, this passive approach typically yields incomplete and delayed reports, which can hinder assessment of disease in the community and potentially delay recognition of patterns and outbreaks.”In his HIMSS presentation, he will discuss a novel decision support tool — pre-populated electronic reporting forms — that he and Regenstrief colleagues designed, tested and implemented to facilitate awareness and compliance among primary care providers regarding notifiable disease reporting to county public health agencies.Related StoriesSafe sex an elusive target; STIs continue to rise in EnglandResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell research”In 2019, many clinics still use fax machines to communicate patient data to public health offices, said Dr. Dixon. “Our objective is to automate the process by which primary care clinics report case information to public health following a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of one of the many diseases that clinicians are required to report.”In addition to notifiable disease confirmatory test results, the pre-populated fields on the electronic forms include patient demographics and provider information. Seven representative, high priority diseases were included in the Regenstrief test project: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, salmonella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and histoplasmosis.In his HIMSS presentation, Dr. Dixon will explore how pre-populated, electronic case reporting may improve disease reporting and barriers that must be overcome to make that possible.Regenstrief Institute is a dynamic people-centered research organization driven by a mission to connect and innovate for better health. We envision a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health, and we pursue this vision through research and development guided by our core values.Committed to advancing the public’s health and well-being through education, innovation and leadership, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI is known for its expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, cancer research, community health, environmental public health, health policy and health administration. Source:https://www.regenstrief.org/article/do-we-have-an-epidemic/last_img read more

New study pinpoints better strategies to stem arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)May 8 2019In what has been called “the largest mass poisoning of a population in history,” some 40 million people in Bangladesh are drinking water that contains unsafe levels of arsenic. The naturally occurring element seeps into groundwater reached by shallow wells, and from there it has a huge impact on the health and lives of Bangladeshis; chronic exposure to arsenic is estimated to be responsible for six percent of deaths in the country. It causes cardiovascular disease, cancer, infant mortality, and motor and intellectual problems in children.Bangladesh’s government is taking measures to address the problem, and plans to invest $200 million toward cleaning up water supplies. A new study, published last week in Environmental Science and Technology, could help to inform how that money would be best spent. The analysis compares four methods of dealing with the arsenic contamination, and pinpoints strategies to deliver cleaner water to the greatest number of people at the lowest cost.The study was inspired by a regional pipe water system recently built by the Bangladeshi government, said Lex van Geen, a research professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and a coauthor on the new study. “We saw that the pipe system cost several hundred thousand dollars, and that it was only helping a tiny part of the population.”By comparing the costs and impacts of the different mitigation strategies, the study concludes that the government’s strategies of constructing pipe systems and drilling deeper wells are the most expensive yet least effective options. Instead, the researchers recommend several strategies that could help more people at a much lower cost.Four StrategiesThe study, led by Nadia Jamil at Montclair State University, pulls from van Geen’s decades-long research in Bangladesh. Van Geen’s work has shown that simply testing well water and providing information about the risks of arsenic poisoning can get 60 percent of people, on average, to switch to lower-arsenic water sources. His team’s most recent survey of 48,790 wells in Araihazar province is estimated to have helped 132,000 inhabitants find a cleaner source of water, at a cost of just $1 per person.Because arsenic contamination is more common in shallow wells, another strategy is to drill medium-depth wells. These private wells are a bit more expensive, costing $28 per person whose exposure is reduced.Related StoriesEngineered stem cells offer new treatment for metastatic bone cancerResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancer”The real shocker was that both of the government approaches were closer to $150 per person,” says van Geen. These included drilling deep tubewells and constructing piped water supply systems. The researchers calculated that these strategies cost $143 and $158 per person, respectively. In addition, the government requires households to pay 10 percent of the cost of each well; as a result, the wells are often installed on private land instead of being a public resource, so they end up helping fewer people.Wider ImplicationsAlthough the study focused on one district, called Araihazar Upazila, the authors think the results have significant implications for arsenic mitigation all over Bangladesh.”It strengthens the importance of widespread testing programs, which would work as a basis for other mitigation options,” said Jamil. “Testing is the cheapest of all mitigation methods.” She added that the study also underlines the potential of intermediate wells, which are quite low in cost, but have been “overlooked for a long period of time for unknown reasons.” The team hopes to share its village-level data on contaminated wells in order to inform where best to place these intermediate wells.Due to the high cost of piped water systems, the study recommends that this approach should be used only as a last resort in areas where not even deep wells can provide low arsenic water.However, van Geen says his conversations with government officials have indicated that they will likely continue investing in deep tubewells and piped water systems, despite the fact that cheaper and more impactful strategies exist.There may be ways to increase the effectiveness of deep wells. The authors mention that by siting the wells in a more strategic way and ensuring they are truly public, just 916 wells could bring 132,000 inhabitants with an unsafe well to within 100-meters of a safe source of water. The researchers are currently exploring strategies to help make these deep well deployments more tactical.”The government is spending the money on deep wells anyway,” he says, “so why not do it better?” Source:https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2019/05/05/solutions-arsenic-poisoning-bangladesh/last_img read more

Washington Post launching Arabiclanguage commentary page

first_img © 2019 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Washington Post is to publish Arabic translations of opinion columns and editorials Explore further Citation: Washington Post launching Arabic-language commentary page (2019, January 11) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-washington-arabic-language-commentary-page.htmlcenter_img The Washington Post on Thursday announced plans to publish an Arabic-language page of opinion columns and editorials. Khashoggi crisis shines light on Saudi ties to Silicon Valley The move will “expand the reach of Post journalism to readers around the world” and feature commentary “relevant to the Arabic-speaking audience,” the Post saidThe page will feature columns by writers world-wide, including some based in the Middle East and North Africa, it said.”This page will make it easier for more readers to access free and independent commentary about the cultural and political topics that most impact them,” said Fred Hiatt, the newspaper’s editorial page editor.”The importance of this has become more evident since the murder of our own colleague Jamal Khashoggi, who saw very clearly the need for a forum such as this,” Hiatt added.Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who was a contributor to the Post, was murdered and his corpse dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.Turkish officials have blamed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing, an accusation denied by the Saudi authorities, who have charged 11 people in connection with Khashoggi’s murder.last_img read more

Now that UK nuclear power plans are in tatters its vital to

first_img This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Citation: Now that UK nuclear power plans are in tatters, it’s vital to double down on wind and solar (2019, January 23) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-uk-nuclear-power-tatters-vital.html There is easily enough solar and wind energy available to make up for the cancellation of the nuclear projects and to produce the low-carbon electricity required to make the UK’s 2030 carbon emissions targets achievable. Instead, however, the country’s incentives and regulations favour developing more power plants driven by natural gas. Having hacked back emissions from power by over two-thirds since 1990, progress with decarbonising the grid risks coming to an end. According to the UK parliament’s Committee on Climate Change, the UK needs to cut power emissions from about 265g of carbon dioxide per kilowatt hour in 2017 to under 100g by 2030. The government had been substantially relying on nuclear power to do this, having originally identified eight sites as viable for new plants. Six projects were taken forward, including Hitachi and Toshiba plants in Wales and Cumbria respectively. Yet despite much larger government incentives than those available for renewables, most private nuclear builders are now steering clear, having seen the problems with new plants in the likes of the US and France. The only two projects still on the slate are a joint venture by EDF of France and CGN of China – both foreign state-owned companies. They are building the UK’s first new plant in over two decades, Hinkley C in south-west England; while also planning a second, Bradwell B, in the south east. Provided by The Conversation France to close 14 nuclear reactors by 2035: Macron With offshore wind currently providing about 7% of generation, I have heard from informal soundings that the new contracts will add less than 10% more. In other words, it would at best offset the decline in nuclear. With no further contracts in the pipeline at present, it suggests low-carbon power in the UK is at a standstill. Power politicsThe reason why more renewables are not on the cards is because the Treasury is keen to limit energy incentives. It worries that the electricity price has been increasing – and hence the Treasury wants to strictly limit new incentives, the costs of which are added to electricity bills. This, however, ignores the fact that CFD prices will benefit from the falling cost of building offshore wind farms – the price has more than halved in three years. Nevertheless, the amount of money available to pay for the contracts is being limited to around half that being made available to owners of gas-fired power plants to supply capacity when the wind isn’t blowing.If all 27GW of offshore wind power schemes in various stages of planning got contracts, I calculate it would supply around one-third of the total electricity requirement. Coupled with the remaining nuclear power and the renewables that are already onstream, that would reach the 75% of power that the Committee on Climate Change reckons needs to be coming from these low-carbon sources by 2030 to achieve the emissions targets. This is not counting potential offshore wind resources which are not even being mobilised, plus large possibilities for onshore wind and solar. Instead, gas-fired power looks set to supply around half of UK electricity by 2030, compared to 40% at present.One government justification for being less generous to renewables is that unlike gas or nuclear, they do not represent “firm” power – in other words, they only generate when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining. Proponents of renewable energy counter that you can reduce the generating capacity required by increasing the use of batteries to store power on the grid and by incentivising consumers to, say, use more power overnight when demand is lower. Yet one other option that attracts less attention is that you also get spare “firm” capacity from small gas engines or open-cycle turbines. These can be built quickly and would only be sparingly needed in a system mostly supplied by renewables. Based on my calculations using Hinkley C and Wylfa, they cost around one-twentieth of the projected cost of new nuclear power. They are also nearly half the price of large gas-fired “CCGT” plants. Instead, however, the government spends the lion’s share of its incentives pot on large conventional power plants, many of which would operate whether they were subsidised or not. The underlying obstacle seems to be political opposition within the Conservative Party. My understanding from renewable energy lobbying sources is that the government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy would like to promote renewable energy more, but is held back by the Treasury, which wants to leave it to “the market”. The upshot is that government policy is offering large incentives to new nuclear, gas-fired power and also shale gas extraction – but, paradoxically, not many are actually being developed. Meanwhile the cheapest options – onshore wind, solar and offshore wind – are being discriminated against. The collapse of the UK’s nuclear power plans should be an opportunity to think again. How frustrating that decarbonising power is instead falling off the agenda. Explore furthercenter_img Now that Japanese giants Toshiba and Hitachi have walked away from UK nuclear power projects that had previously been abandoned by others, it has forced the government to reassess the pro-nuclear bias of its energy policy. Greg Clark, the UK business secretary, has recognised that nuclear power is no longer cost competitive with renewable energy, but don’t expect any extra push into the cheaper technology. More spin less gas? Credit: Marc Stuber Nuclear and renewablesEven before the latest announcement that Hitachi’s Wylfa plant in Wales was being suspended, the Committee on Climate Change was already saying the UK needed to build more renewable capacity to reach its carbon reduction targets. Now the problem is even worse. In 2018, 19% of the UK’s electricity was generated by nuclear plants. With most existing plants due to retire over the next few years, I calculate this may now fall to 10% by 2030 when you factor in the new-build cancellations. Solar and wind generation could easily more than make up for this. For years, renewables’ share of generation has been steadily rising. It reached 30% in 2018 and is due to reach 35% in 2020. But with no new incentives for onshore wind and solar and only limited incentives for offshore wind, it looks likely to fall far short of its potential. The government incentivises renewable energy projects through so-called contracts for difference (CFD) auctions in which the most competitive bidders are granted contracts to supply electricity at fixed prices. This year, it is set to auction some new offshore wind farm contracts. Only a trickle of projects that don’t receive such incentives go ahead, so the number of contracts on offer effectively dictates how much offshore wind capacity will be built. 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Karnataka urges Centre to give preference to local candidates in RRBs

first_imgJune 15, 2019 recruitment Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy may address the CLP SHARE regional rural banks Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in New Delhi on Saturday, has urged Central Government to have a re-look into the clause of language proficiency to ensure candidates with proficiency in local language get preference in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).In a memorandum submitted to the Union Finance Minister, Kumaraswamy said “RRBs have been constituted to sub-serve the banking needs of the local people with efficiency by interacting with the customers in the local language. This will not only lead to better service but also provide employment opportunities to local people.”He further said “The present policy of the IBPS has diluted the provision of proficiency in local language which states that candidates who have already studied the language of the state in standard VII (class 7) would be considered proficient in local language by adding a proviso, “that where the candidate does not meet the aforesaid requirement in local language at the time of selection will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency and later extended till the completion of probationary period.”“Thus this deviation from earlier recruitment policies is going against the very founding principles of establishment of RRBs which are meant to cater to the banking needs of rural masses. Therefore, i earnestly seek the rectification by the IBPS and other Central government recruitment agencies,” he said.Early release of performance grantsKumaraswamy in his memorandum also requested early release of performance grants of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)and Panchyati Raj Institutions (PRIs). “I request for your kind intervention to release the performance grants of Rs 233 crore for the year 2018-19 to ULBs and PRIs of Karnataka.”Tax Exemption for Construction Workers’ Welfare BoardThe Chief Minister further sought extending exemption u/c 10(29A) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to the Karnataka State Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board. “Karnataka State Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board constituted under section 18(1) to discharge the objectives of the Central Act is a non-income earning entity. However, it has been assessed to huge tax demands under the Income Tax Act, 1961 for AYs 2015-16 and 2016-17 with the department reckoning cess and interest earnings constituted into the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Fund as its income, resulting in deprivation of funds. The Workers’ Welfare Fund held in the bank account/deposits does not constitute their income, as they are only custodians of the fund to be employed for the functions under section 22 of the Act.”“I request your personal attention to provide similar dispensation to Karnataka Building and Other Construction Workers’ Board as has been provided to other boards such as Coffee Board, Rubber Board. as the board plays a pivotal role in nation building and employment generation both of which are top most priorities of the Central government,” he explained. Karnataka Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

US House panel authorises subpoenas for Kushner other Trump aides

first_img World 03 Jun 2019 Donald Trump meets Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace Related News World 12 Jun 2019 U.S. Senate intelligence panel to interview Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday – source World 10 Jul 2019 U.S. House panel to authorise subpoenas for Trump aides The move comes as Democrats who control the House of Representatives prepare to escalate their scrutiny of the Trump presidency, with public testimony from former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on July 17 and a vote next week to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas.Republicans dismissed the committee’s action as a partisan fishing expedition against Trump and a bid to heal political rifts within House Democratic ranks. “That’s all today’s episode is about. It sure isn’t about oversight. It’s simply about politics,” said Representative Doug Collins, the Judiciary Committee’s top Republican.Nadler’s committee, which could launch an impeachment inquiry if it uncovered evidence of presidential misconduct, is pursuing actions and events described in Mueller’s 448-page report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.Mueller found insufficient evidence to show that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia despite numerous contacts between campaign officials and Moscow. He also did not find that the president obstructed justice, but said specifically that the evidence did not exonerate Trump. In addition to Kushner, Sessions and Kelly, the committee authorized subpoenas for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and others.The subpoena list also includes David Pecker, chief executive of American Media Inc [AMRCM.UL], which publishes the National Enquirer, for testimony about hush money payments made during the campaign to two women who said they had affairs with Trump.Thursday’s proceedings drew fresh criticism from Trump in a pair of tweets. “Now the Democrats have asked to see 12 more people who have already spent hours with Robert Mueller, and spent a fortune on lawyers in so doing. How many bites at the apple do they get before working on Border Loopholes and Asylum,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Enough already, go back to work! I won, unanimously, the big Emoluments case yesterday!” Trump wrote, citing Wednesday’s U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissal of a lawsuit by Maryland and the District of Columbia accusing him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The judicial panel found that the state and district lacked legal standing to bring the case.Trump and his administration have sought to stymie committee investigators by directing former Trump aides, including former White House Counsel Don McGahn, not to cooperate with Congress. The Judiciary Committee is expected soon to file a key lawsuit against McGahn as early as next week over his refusal to testify before the panel in May. (Reporting by David Morgan; editing by Jonathan Oatis)center_img WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to authorise subpoenas for a dozen witnesses including President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. The vote gives panel Chairman Jerrold Nadler discretion on whether to subpoena current and former Trump advisers such as former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, as part of a broad corruption and obstruction of justice probe of the Trump presidency.”These include government officials who worked, or continue to work, in close proximity to the president,” Nadler said at a meeting to consider the subpoenas. “We will not rest until we obtain their testimony and documents.”The committee also authorized subpoenas for documents and testimony connected with Trump’s immigration policies, including family separation and detention and “zero tolerance” for migrants. Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Here is your horoscope for July 13 2019

first_img Next Here is your horoscope for July 13, 2019Check out what the stars say your day will be like today.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 07:43 IST (Photo: Shutterstock) ARIESPersonal relationships are loving and special. You are a whirling force of activity with so much to be done at home and at work. Your social life is likely to be tiring. A single-pointed approach is important when situations get complicated or confused. Lucky number 1. Colour green. TAURUSOpposite energies symbolized by the Sun and the Moon fuse together to take you to a third dimension or union within. Your professional power and wisdom lie in combining resources and forces with your partners. A project is completed with support from your staff. Lucky number 9. Colour blue. GEMINIA challenging work assignment is short in duration but brings great success. A pleasure trip or a brief and unplanned vacation rejuvenates your energy and relationships. Living totally in the moment and going with the flow are great virtues at this point. Lucky number 6. Colour saffron. CANCERThere is good luck attending material matters as you make positive changes to achieve professional success. Relax and let things happen by themselves rather than pushing them endlessly. Gather courage and enter into your inner being with trust and awareness. Lucky number 9. Colour reds. LEODuality is expressed in your need for freedom, as well as, commitment in business partnerships and relationships today. You can be lead by enthusiasm and then find you have over extended yourself, beware. Trust your intuition and gut in matters of the heart. Lucky number 2. Colour blue. VIRGOMeditation and Yoga can take you through elevating and transforming experiences. You are ripe and ready to express and share your inner riches, creativity and professional expertise with people around you at work and at home. You generate harmony wherever you go. Lucky number 9. Colour red. LIBRAYou enjoy the moment and whatever life brings without clinging to the past or making plans for the future and in that wondrous moment there is no possessiveness and attachment. Everything seems to be coming together in relationships and creative activity. Lucky number 18. Colour red. SCORPIOWhen there is a mess wipe the slate clean and start all over with a fresh and unbiased mind. You need to revamp fitness and diet routines to remain healthy and active. You meet interesting people who become friends. Look at fear in the face and it drops! Lucky number 15. Colour white. SAGITTARIUSA business arrangement with two others can be highly lucrative if you deal with the other two separately today. You resolve a conflict between two important people in your life. Beware of controversy in the work area. You manage situations with firmness. Lucky number 3. Colour pink. CAPRICORNYou tend to think negatively and repeat patterns, which leaves you sad and distraught. It is good to have a playful attitude towards heavy people at work and at home to change their energy. A Libran lifts you and takes you towards laughter and good times. Lucky number 3. Colour blue. AQUARIUSToday you can be the director for a creative event. You are intense and clever at work but can be elusive to loved ones. An intelligent young man close to you is embarking on an independent business venture. It’s time to loosen up and take it easy! Lucky number 18. Colour white. PISCESThe Prince of Wands infuses strength and energy in everything you do today. There is energy, love and warmth in personal relationships. Your sense of humour gets you smoothly through difficult situations. A work change may allow you more time to be creative. Lucky number 18. Colour gold.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anand Tags :Follow HoroscopeFollow Daily horoscopelast_img read more

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Swift found the phrasing so misleading that she tweeted a firm rebuttal: OK! receives so much, who rejected a bribe to rig the inconclusive Ilaje-Ese-Odo House of Representatives By-election in Ondo State in favour of a particular party. With just one point from the Olympic Games after a 2-2 draw with Japan, Yeah, [Fortune] Write to Julia Zorthian at julia. who as interior minister for six years before Rudd presided over a toughening of immigration policies.” or “Share this with 70 friends to win a new convertible!” those are exactly the types of entries Facebook is starting to crack down on Facebook will begin demoting individual posts from people and pages that use this tactic the company said on Monday Facebook will also implement stricter downgrades for repeat offenders that frequently use engagement bait to game the News Feed which will roll out over the coming weeks Facebook hasn’t revealed exactly how severe the consequences will be for publishers that employ engagement bait to draw more attention toward their content The company has only said that businesses and publishers using these tactics will see a drop in reach and pages that do so repeatedly will see “more significant” dips Read more: 3 Secrets to Landing a Job at Facebook According to Its HR Chief Posts that ask for recommendations or advice like those promoting charities won’t be impacted by the update Facebook says Facebook also says it’s reviewed and categorized hundreds of thousands of posts in order to train its system to accurately detect engagement bait The goal Facebook says is to clear the News Feed of content that’s “spammy sensational or misleading” Facebook also rolled out new policies earlier this year to reduce clickbait headlines and posts including links to low-quality webpages The changes appear to be part of a broader effort at the company to prevent inauthentic content from dominating the News Feed as Facebook has come under fire for the proliferation and spread of fake news on its platform Contact us at editors@timecomThe Duluth Police Department was collecting "all the facts we can" about what happened to Jaclyn Arnold it said in a news release Monday"We do not believe the community is at risk at this time and will provide updates when they become available" the department reportedThere has been an outpouring of community support for Arnold who remains hospitalized in a Minneapolis-area burn unit"Jaclyn is fighting for her life" said her stepfather Pete Pleban of Wapiti Wyo Pleban is among friends and family members gathered in vigil in the Twin CitiesAGoFundMe webpageset up to help cover Arnold’s medical bills surpassed a goal of $10000 in donations as of Monday morningThe News Tribune reported over the weekend that burns covered 85 percent of Arnold’s bodyArnold was found on fire at 11501 State Highway 23 last Thursday afternoon A passerby extinguished the fire Arnold works for a local human services agency Heart for the People a program overseen by First Witness Child Advocacy Center in Duluth Heart for the People works mainly with Native American families who have either lost custody of their children or are at risk of losing custodyThe Duluth police continued ask for information relevant to the investigation urging people to contact the Duluth Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit at (218) 730-5050A breakdown of the 2015 budget proposals reveal that the Federal Government intends spending N5179m on meals and refreshments for the Presidency the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Ministries of Power and Petroleum along with their parastatals Coming at a time government is proposing austerity to match declining federal revenue the N5179m budgeted for refreshments and meals is N15894m or 429 per cent higher than the N35994m approved for the offices and the MDAs the previous year From the said sum N17454m was provided for refreshments and meals for the State House in 2015 This N17464m is N1198m or 74 per cent higher than the N16255m it got in 2014 The breakdown of the budget further revealed that a provision of N14247m was made for the office of the President for refreshments and meals in 2015 It was however learnt that nothing was mentioned as regards refreshments and meals for the President in the 2014 budget Still in this year’s proposed budget a provision of N2558m was made for meals and refreshments for the Vice-President The figure is 1368 per cent higher than the N108m approved for the two items in the 2014 fiscal year It was equally discovered from the proposed budget that the combined budgetary provision of the State House Headquarters Office of the President and the Vice President for refreshments and meals is N34259m Meanwhile N674m was provided for 10 agencies under the presidency for the same items She died after spending about three months at Youngs ranch. said he had already tabled the budget as chief minister a few months ago.

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