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

Odds & Ends: Andy Karl Boards Jennifer Ehle Movie & More

first_img Andy Karl Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Andy Karl Boards Jennifer Ehle MovieHonorary Audience Choice Award winner and two-time Tony nominee Andy Karl will join two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle and three-time Tony nominee Alfred Molina in a new independent film. Currently untitled, but previously known as The Silent Treatment, The Wrap reports that the movie follows a married couple who inherit a house in Brooklyn above a dress shop. Directed by Ira Sachs, the project began shooting on July 25 and also stars Greg Kinnear, David Krumholtz and Talia Balsam.Full Casting Set for Nicole Kidman-Led Photograph 51We now know who will be joining the previously reported Oscar winner Nicole Kidman and Great White Way alum Stephen Campbell Moore in the U.K. premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51. Will Attenborough is set to play James Watson with Edward Bennett as Francis Crick, Patrick Kennedy as Don Caspar and Joshua Silver as Ray Gosling. Directed by Michael Grandage, the production will play a limited engagement at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre September 5 through November 21. Opening night is scheduled for September 14.Darren Criss Honored in ItalyDarren Criss has another trophy to add to the two Audience Choice Awards already on his shelf. The recent Hedwig headliner, along with Great White Way alum Orlando Bloom, both picked up the Experience Award at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy over the weekend; past recipients include Criss’ Glee co-stars Lea Michele and Naya Rivera. As previously reported, Criss is currently in Italy shooting romantic comedy Smitten!Alan Cumming Teams Up With Bianca Del RioTony winner Alan Cumming and SNL alum alum Rachel Dratch have been tapped for Matt Kugelman’s Hurricane Bianca. The film, led by RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner Bianca Del Rio, follows a Texas high school teacher who loses his job once it’s discover he is gay, so he returns to the town in drag to get his revenge. The indie film, which was funded through a crowdsourcing campaign, will hit movie theaters next year.Obama Wants a Tony for HamiltonPresident Obama recently visited New York to say farewell to Jon Stewart, as well as to stop by a preview of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s much-buzzed about Hamilton. Check out the fun video below as Stewart quizzes the President backstage at The Daily Show about how the new tuner was “workshopped” at the White House. The leader of the free world even joked: “I think I should get one of the Tonys!” Hamilton will officially open on August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Star Filescenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Mission United Helps Veterans Reacclimate To Civilian Life

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Like many military veterans, Romann, who traveled the world while serving in the U.S. Navy, found transitioning to civilian life to be easier said than done after doing three tours over a decade.Helping him reacclimate to life as a married father of two young daughters was United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild, a program that provides career training for veterans in the green construction industry. After graduating, he’s now flourishing as a program analyst with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs overseeing contracts and budgeting for the Long Island National Cemetery.“Because of this incredible training program, I gained the necessary technical and leadership skills needed to advance my career,” said Romann, who did not want his last name used. He added that it “helped change my life for the better.” VetsBuild is one of a suite of initiatives within Mission United, a signature program of the nonprofit United Way of Long Island, part of the worldwide network of the 132-year-old global nonprofit. And with more than 101,000 veterans on LI — home to the nation’s second largest veteran population — there is no shortage of need.Besides job training under VetsBuild, Mission United, through its partner agencies, provides key referrals to secure careers, vital case management services, and emergency military family assistance. Veterans also have access to resources 24/7 by calling 211.Romann’s success story is emblematic of what Mission United aims to achieve with its assistance. In recognition of his integrity, perseverance, and commitment to advancing his education and leadership skills, Romann won the 2019 John Kominicki Memorial Rising Star Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes an individual who, like Kominicki — a veteran and the Press’ late publisher emeritus — displays excellence in leadership and a zest for learning. To help support the cause, United Way of Long Island invites the public to participate in its 2019 Mission United Veterans Day T-Shirt campaign. Those who make a small contribution will receive a Mission United T-Shirt to wear on Veterans Day this Nov. 11.United Way of Long Island President and CEO Theresa A. Regnante said, “Together we can help more military families transitioning to civilian life.”For more information, visit read more

Rape victim in Cimahi dies after two weeks in coma, two named suspects – one an ex-boyfriend

first_imgA rape and assault victim, aged 15, in Cimahi, West Java, passed away on Wednesday after two weeks in a coma, the victim’s sibling has said.On Jan. 29, the victim was found lying unconscious in a plantation in Pamoyanan village, North Cimahi district. The victim was allegedly assaulted and raped by two suspects, identified only as Nanang, 27, and NS, 17. She was also forced to drink alcohol in large quantities. “She regained consciousness two days ago before she passed away,” the victim’s older sibling, identified only as MAS, said as quoted by According to her sibling, the victim died at 10.30 a.m at Cibabat General Hospital in Cimahi.   “We demand an autopsy and harsh punishment for the perpetrators,” MAS said. The autopsy will be conducted at Bhayangkara Sartika Asih Hospital in Bandung, West Java. The victim will be buried at Baros public cemetery in Cimahi after the autopsy process.The head of Cimahi Police’s criminal unit Adj. Comr. Yohannes Redhoi Sigiro stated that both Nanang and NS were charged on multiple counts for violating articles 81 and 82 of Law No. 17/2016 on child protection, with a minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment. “One of the suspects, Nanang, is charged under Article 80 of the Child Protection Law, because the victim died, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years,” Yohannes said in a text message on Thursday.According to the police, the victim met NS, who happened to be her ex-boyfriend, near Cibabat Hospital. NS took the victim to see Nanang around the Cipageran area. After the three of them met, Nanang asked NS to purchase alcohol for the three of them. The suspects, who were under the influence of alcohol, started to make sexual advances toward the victim. Nanang asked the victim to come with him to buy fried rice and cigarettes. However, Nanang took the victim to a plantation and allegedly raped her instead. The victim, Yohannes went on to say, put up a fight. The suspect attacked her with a bamboo stick, and allegedly raped her again when the victim was unconscious. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Schoolgirls more violent than boys say teachers

first_imgNZ Herald 8 May 2012Girls are overtaking boys as the biggest bullies in many school playgrounds, reversing thousands of years of male-dominated violence. School counsellors say girls have become more violent in the past 15 years and boys have become less violent, apparently reflecting feminist messages in popular media. The reversal is dramatic. Only five years ago the Youth 2007 survey of 9100 secondary school students found that only 2.9 per cent of girls, compared with 6.8 per cent of boys, admitted to bullying others at least once a week. Last year, 11,000 females of all ages, compared with 38,000 males, were caught by police for violent offences. But Bill Hubbard, a guidance counsellor and now deputy principal at Rosehill College in Papakura, says girls are now physically violent too. read more