Former Pasadena Councilmember, Current Assemblymember Chris Holden Elected to Chair the California Legislative Black Caucus

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Inquiry severely critical of McManus/Brosnan hospital company

first_imgNewsLocal NewsInquiry severely critical of McManus/Brosnan hospital companyBy admin – August 9, 2012 804 WhatsApp Email Facebook Print Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleMayor asked to take 50% cutNext article“It’s the stuff dreams are made of” Pat Purcell admin Twitter A PRIVATE hospital, owned by Irish investors including J.P.McManus, Denis Brosnan, Dermot Desmond and John Magnier, where vulnerable patients were allegedly encouraged to commit suicide, “failed to address corporate responsibility’ an inquiry has found. The BBC’s Panorama programme uncovered a litany of abuse at the now closed Winterbourne View hospital in Bristol owned by the Castlebeck company. Eleven former staff are awaiting sentencing having pleaded guilty to charges of beating patients with autism and learning difficulties, dousing them in water and encouraging some to consider suicide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to a report in the Irish Times newspaper, an inquiry by the Serious Case Review has this week found that Castlebeck “appears to have made decisions about profitability, including shareholder returns, over and above decisions about the effective and humane delivery of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation”.“It is clear that at critical points in the wretched history of Winterbourne View, key decisions about priorities were taken by Castlebeck which impaired the ability of the hospital to improve the mental health and physical health and well-being of its patients,” the report continued.Commenting on the matter last year, Denis Brosnan said that the investors had been “shocked and appalled at what happened and determined that this will never happen again”. Linkedinlast_img read more

Just 34% of Indonesia’s stimulus budget spent six months into pandemic

first_imgThe government has only spent around Rp 237 trillion (US$15.92 billion) of the funds earmarked for economic stimulus during the COVID-19 outbreak, representing just 34.1 percent of the allocated budget, six months into the crisis.Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto said Monday that the government would expand its aid programs until December and push to expedite spending. The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion for stimulus programs, focusing on health care, social safety net programs and economic recovery. “From the first half of the year until September, budget disbursement has increased significantly,” he told reporters, adding that the government had seen a 30.9 percent month-to-month (mtm) increase in stimulus spending. However, he did not go into details. The government was currently reviewing a plan to provide aid for honorary workers, he added, explaining that it would extend the cash aid program for workers until March next year and extend the cash aid program for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) until June next year to bolster domestic consumption.The government is struggling to revive the economy, which shrank 5.32 percent in the second quarter this year and is widely expected to shrink further in the third quarter. Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract 1.1 percent this year under a worst-case projection.The Jakarta administration’s reimposition of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on Monday is expected to deal a further blow to the economy, with ministers saying assessments would be made on its implications for GDP.The capital makes the highest contribution to the national economy among all regions of the country, with Jakarta’s regional domestic product accounting for 17.17 percent of the country’s GDP in the second quarter, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data show. The capital is followed by East Java (14.6 percent) and West Java (13.45 percent), which are both also virus epicenters.Topics :last_img read more

Joseph O’Brien not setting sights too high for career start

first_imgThe 23-year-old says hopes are always high at this time of year. Joseph O’Brien isn’t setting his sights too high for the next year.The novice trainer – whose dad is Ballydoyle supremo Aidan O’Brien – just wants his horses to stay healthy and run well.He’s made an impressive start to his career and managed to register a win at Cheltenham before officially getting his licence.last_img