Breastfeeding has a public health benefit

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion “Breastfeeding? Why are you interested in that?” These are the things I heard from my family when I was explaining to them my internship for the spring semester. I have always had an interest in maternal- and child health, and when I saw this internship with Schenectady County Public Health Services working on the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities (CBFC) grant, I jumped at the opportunity.Interning with a local county health department has given me a different perspective on breastfeeding and public health in general. Working with my mentors on the CBFC grant has allowed me the opportunity to see all the benefits breastfeeding can provide mothers and babies in our community.The CBFC grant has multiple goals, but outreach in our communities is what has impressed me the most. The grant enables us to provide multiple baby cafés throughout the Capital Region for mothers and their partners to receive breastfeeding support or just provide a listening ear as they navigate parenthood. There have been multiple moms of various racial, ethnic, educational and social backgrounds who attend. Observing them sharing their stories of motherhood is heartwarming and has broken down barriers.In recognition of IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) Day on March 7, I believe the need for trained lactation professionals to provide breastfeeding support to all families in our communities is essential. Continued support is necessary to ensure all families have access to lactation support within their community. Seeing how effective this grant has been thus far makes me excited to see how this will change the landscape of infant feeding in the future.Martha LitardoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

X2000 to China

first_imgA SEVEN-car X2000 tilting trainset was dispatched from the Adtranz works in Västerås on January 14 for a two-year demonstration programme in China. Due to arrive next month, the train is being sent under an agreement between Adtranz and the semi-autonomous Guangshen Railway Corp. After commissioning, the X2000 is due to run at 200 km/h between Guangzhou and Kowloon.Through running cannot start until the completion of 25 kV 50Hz electrification between Guangzhou and the Hong Kong SAR border at Lo Wu, which is running behind schedule. The same day Kowloon – Canton Railway announced that its KTT double-deck trainset would enter service at the end of January on a temporary express shuttle between Kowloon and Lo Wu, as it cannot run through to Guangzhou before the end of the year. olast_img read more

National’s contenders on marijuana

first_imgThe Wireless 22 February 2018Family First Comment: Good. Opposition to recreational dope from all candidates www.saynopetodope.nzWHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS REGARDING THE DECRIMINALISATION OF MEDICINAL AND RECREATIONAL CANNABIS?AMY ADAMSI’m really concerned about the incredibly damaging impact of drugs in our community, so I would be cautious. In saying that, I want people in chronic pain or suffering from terminal illness to get all the support they need. I would not support anything that seeks to makes drugs freely available.JUDITH COLLINSI’m not at all opposed to this. If we can have medicinal opioids that can be prescribed, why can’t we have medicinal cannabis? Misused, it can have negative effects, but there’s no doubt there are times it can be of use. But it’s not something that should be treated in a recreational way.SIMON BRIDGESIn principle, I’m in favour of medicinal cannabis. Where the law is not working, we should fix it. I’m much more reluctant when it comes to recreational use. It’s not that I’m a prude about this issue, I’m worried about the impact on people with mental health issues, I worry about regional communities, and in terms of recreational use, it’s not an absolute “no”, I just think we need a very considered conversation first.MARK MITCHELLI’d like to see medicinal cannabis made available, as long as it’s carefully regulated. I’m against recreational decriminalisation as there are a lot of countries that have gone down that track and have run into some social problems.STEVEN JOYCEI’m supportive of providing more medicinal cannabis to those in pain. I’m not supportive of broader decriminalisation because I think we already have enough vices in this world.READ MORE: http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/5-questions-for-national-s-5-contenderslast_img read more

Rodgers expects Sterling to see out contract

first_imgHe says the pacy forward is available to play against Stoke in Sunday’s final Premier League game of the season. It’s believed the club yesterday cancelled contract talks with Sterling – whose agent claims he wants to leave Anfield.Rodgers wouldn’t comment on that – but says there’s no ill feeling between Liverpool and Sterling.last_img

Ladbrokes loses legacy £71 million HMRC tax dispute

first_img Related Articles Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit The UK Court of Appeal has rejected Ladbrokes Coral’s £71 million tax avoidance claim, siding with UK Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over the decade-long legal dispute.In October 2017, Ladbrokes Coral governance had taken its dispute to the Court of Appeal, having lost a three-year-long hearing at the UK Tribunal Court.The Ladbrokes legacy tax avoidance case relates to a 2008 scheme implemented by accountancy firm Deloitte who advised a number of its international partners to ‘deliberately’ create ‘transacting subsidiaries’, in order to shift corporate tax charges under one single ‘loss-generating business unit’.Throughout the ten-year dispute, HMRC maintains that Ladbrokes had ‘knowingly exploiting a 2008 tax loophole relating to loans between corporations and third party properties’ in order to minimise Ladbrokes full-year tax bill.Upholding its defence, Ladbrokes has stated that although Deloitte’s scheme was designed to ‘avoid tax’, the provisions implemented by the accountancy firm were within the limits of UK business laws.In previous hearings, HMRC had pointed to UK courts that nine Deloitte partners which had used the scheme had conceded responsibility and paid the taxes owed to the UK government.This week, UK Court of Appeal judges rejected Ladbrokes Coral’s latest attempt to overturn the tax avoidance charges, agreeing with earlier tribunal decisions that Deloitte’s scheme had breached UK tax policies.“We are pleased that the Court of Appeal supports HMRC’s view that Ladbrokes were attempting to avoid corporation tax. Avoidance schemes like this just don’t work and HMRC will always take firm action against them. HMRC wins nine out ten avoidance cases we take to court.” Detailed HMRC in its court update FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020last_img read more