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first_img Port Arthur ISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Melvin Getwood will give an update on the Title I, II, III and IV Federal Programs. There will be a program evaluation and install the new 2020-2021 PACC PTA Officers & Chairpersons.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/9600565047?pwd=OVBOT0tMM2U1N1JGUlh0dmpUcCtiQT09 Meeting ID: 960 056 5047Password: 568387 For more information, call Germaine Eddie at 409-540-8660 or Dr. LaWanda Finney at 409-540-8123.center_img Parents and community are invited to a Port Arthur City Council of PTAs/Title I Parent and Family Engagement Zoom meeting.The meeting begins at 11 a.m. Thursday (May 28).last_img read more

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first_imgPinterest Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share LinkedIncenter_img Overweight and obesity in adolescents have increased substantially in recent decades, and today affect a third of the adolescent population in some developed countries. While the dangers posed by high adult BMI on cognitive function in later life have been documented, the association of adolescent BMI with cognitive function in midlife has not yet been reported. (BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a calculation of a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in meters.)To shed light on this issue, scientists at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine set out to determine the association between cumulative life course burden of high-ranked body mass index (BMI), and cognitive function in midlife. The research, which will appear in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 55(3), was led by Prof. Jeremy Kark from the Braun School, in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine, working with colleagues in Israel and the United States.The researchers used weight and height data from 507 individuals tracked from over 33 years starting at age 17. The participants completed a computerized cognitive assessment at ages 48-52, and their socioeconomic position was assessed by multiple methods. Using mixed models the researchers calculated the life-course burden of BMI from age 17 to midlife, and used multiple regression to assess associations of BMI and height with global cognition and its ?ve component domains. Email “In this population-based study of a Jerusalem cohort, followed longitudinally from adolescence for over 33 years, we found that higher BMI in late adolescence and the long-term cumulative burden of BMI predicted poorer cognitive function later in life. Importantly, this study shows that an impact of obesity on cognitive function in midlife may already begin in adolescence, independently of changes in BMI over the adult life course,” said the paper’s senior author, Prof. Jeremy Kark of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine.“Our results also show that taller stature was associated with better global cognitive function, independent of childhood and adult socioeconomic position, and that height increase in late adolescence, re?ecting late growth, conferred a protective effect, but among women only,” added Irit Cohen-Manheim, doctoral candidate at the Braun School and lead author.The researchers point out that while socioeconomic position may have a particularly important role in the trajectory of a person’s lifetime cognitive function, it has rarely been adequately taken into account: “To the best of our knowledge, the association between BMI and cognition as a function of childhood and adult socioeconomic position has not been previously reported. Childhood household socioeconomic position appears to strongly modify the association between adolescent BMI and poorer cognition in midlife, the inverse association being restricted to low childhood socioeconomic position,” said Prof. Kark.“Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that childhood living conditions, as re?ected also by height, in?uence cognitive function later in life; however, our study is unique in showing that an adverse association of higher BMI with cognitive function appears to begin in adolescence and that it appears to be restricted to adults with lower childhood socioeconomic position,” said Prof. Kark.“Evidence for the association between impaired cognitive function in midlife and subsequent dementia supports the clinical relevance of our results. Findings of the relation of BMI in adolescence with poorer midlife cognitive status, particularly in light of the ongoing epidemic of childhood obesity, require confirmation,” said Irit Cohen-Manheim.last_img read more

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first_imgLast week’s High Court judgment that the Legal Services Commission’s family tender process was unlawful railroaded a process which would have reduced the number of family providers from 2,400 to 1,300 and led to the demise of many experienced firms.The ruling is undoubtedly a notable victory for the Law Society, but the big question for legal aid firms is: What happens now? The first thing to consider is whether the LSC will appeal. It would seem inconceivable that that the commission would seek to waste more public money. It has already squandered an undisclosed sum running an ‘unlawful’ tender exercise, then shelled out hundreds of thousands of pounds unsuccessfully contesting the Law Society’s challenge. But might the prospect of having to pay compensation to those which were awarded contracts – and who may now suffer financial detriment through their withdrawal – make it more likely that the LSC will appeal? If the LSC appeals and wins, that may not be the end of the matter, as those firms that have discontinued judicial review actions on discrete points in light of the Divisional Court’s ruling may re-issue those proceedings. If the LSC does not seek to appeal, there will need to be a fresh tendering exercise, presumably preceded by a fresh consultation and impact assessment, all of which will take time. All this uncertainty is set against a background of the spectre of deep legal aid cuts following the government’s spending review – with cuts likely to be made in the funding of private law family work. As Lord Justice Moses pointed out after giving judgment, the LSC’s best course of action would be sort the new contracts once the scale of the legal aid cuts and new fee regimes are known; rather than re-tender, only for those contracts to be terminated early to implement the changes. The Law Society’s view is similar – the LSC should extend the existing family contracts until April 2012, await the outcome of the spending review and re-tender on the basis of where legal aid funding stands at that time. Looking ahead though, one has to ask whether this challenge and re-tendering is worth the hassle, when the end result could be the same outcome achieved by the flawed tender process – ie a massive reduction in the number of family suppliers. Despite repeated assurances from the LSC that the family tender was not designed to reduce the number of providers, is that really the direction of travel in which it and the government is seeking to go? One only has to look at the plans for the delivery of criminal legal aid services to see it is probably not. Before the election, the then legal aid minister Lord Bach announced proposals to reduce the number of criminal providers by 75%. The coalition government has not dissented from this proposal. Would it not therefore seem likely that the government and the LSC seek to run both the criminal defence service and the community legal service in the same way? If the government believes that it can save money in the provision of criminal legal aid by contracting with fewer larger firms, it must surely have come to the same conclusion in relation to the delivery of other services. Visit the Gazette’s blogs page for more news blogslast_img read more

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first_imgBelum lagi maskapai juga harus bertanggung jawab atas kerusakan pesawat ke pihak leasing. Tak jarang, besarnya uang yang dikeluarkan membuat finansial perusahaan menjadi tak stabil. Hal itulah yang diduga dialami oleh Mandala Airlines.Dilansir dw.com, pesawat Boeing 737-200 Mandala Airlines flight RI 091 pada 5 September 2005 lalu dilaporkan jatuh dan menewaskan 149 orang, 100 berasal dari penumpang pesawat dan sisanya warga yang berada di darat, mengingat pesawat jatuh dan menghantam pemukiman warga, tak jauh dari Bandara Polonia, Medan.Menurut Tempo, pihak Mandala Airlines memberikan santunan kepada korban kecelakaan pesawat flight 091 sebesar Rp300 juta perorang untuk korban meninggal. Sedangkan untuk korban luka-luka sebesar Rp 50 juta, dan Rp 300 juta bagi yang mengalami cacat tetap.Sebetulnya angka tersebut masih jauh lebih kecil dibanding hasil Konvensi Montreal, dimana maskapai penerbangan harus memberikan kompensasi kepada penumpang atau keluarga penumpang sebesar 100.000 special drawing rights (SDR) untuk korban, baik cedera maupun meninggal. SDR sendiri adalah mata uang yang biasa digunakan IMF.Konvensi Montreal juga mengatur mengenai ganti rugi atas barang yang diangkut pesawat yang mengalami kecelakaan. Jika barang yang diangkut hilang, rusak atau terlambat datang, maskapai wajib memberi kompensasi sebesar 17 SDR per kilogram.Adapun menurut hukum di Indonesia, pemerintah melalui Kementerian Perhubungan pada 8 Agustus 2011 mengeluarkan Permenhub No.PM 77/Tahun 2011 tentang Tanggung Jawab Pengangkut Angkutan Udara, yang diteken Menteri Freddy Numberi.Aturan kompensasi angkutan udara tersebut juga telah disesuaikan dengan beleid lainnya seperti UU No.2/1992 tentang Perasuransian, UU No.8/1999 tentang Perlindungan Konsumen, dan tentu saja UU No.1/2009 tentang Penerbangan. Berdasarkan Permenhub No.77 itu, korban jiwa karena kecelakaan pesawat mendapatkan santunan Rp1,25 miliar.Bila sesuai Konvensi Montreal atau Permenhub, Mandala Airlines harusnya bisa mengeluarkan miliaran rupiah untuk satu korban tewas.Baca juga: Saatnya Nostalgia, Ini Dia Lima Maskapai yang Sempat Mewarnai Langit Indonesia!Namun, tetap saja, santunan sebesar Rp300 juta berarti memaksa Mandala Airlines mengeluarkan uang sebesar Rp44,5 miliar lebih. Belum lagi biaya kerusakan pesawat. Atas berbagai beban biaya itu pula-lah maskapai kemudian diduga terlilit hutang. Terbukti, enam tahun berselang, tepatnya pada Rabu, 11 Januari 2011, Mandala Airlines melakukan penerbangan terakhir sebelum menutup semua operasional.Meskipun sempat kembali mengudara serta berganti nama jadi Tigerair Mandala setelah didukung Sandiaga Uno, melalui perusahaan investasi PT Saratoga Investment Group dan Tiger Airways Holding Limited dari Singapura, Mandala Airlines akhirnya harus benar-benar bangkrut pada 1 Juli 2014 dan bergabung dengan maskapai swasta nasional lainnya yang telah lebih dulu bangkrut, seperti Sempati Air, Bouraq Indonesia Airlines, Adam Air, dan Batavia Air.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedHari Ini, 15 Tahun Lalu, Mandala Airlines Flight 091 Jatuh dan Menimpa Pemukiman Warga di Medan05/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Sebelum “Mengudara”, Kenali Dulu Yuk Kode Penerbangannya!10/11/2019In “Bandara”Misteri Teror Hantu Pesawat Eastern Airlines dengan Nomor Penerbangan 40130/04/2020In “Featured” Mandala Airlines. Sumber: istimewa Kecelakaan pesawat memang jadi malapetaka semua pihak. Bagi regulator, tentu kecelakaan (termasuk juga insiden penerbangan lainnya) mencoreng wajah penerbangan dalam negeri di mata internasional. Indonesia pernah berada pada posisi itu tatkala seluruh maskapai dalam negeri satupun tak diperbolehkan masuk ke Amerika Serikat (AS) dan Uni Eropa (UE) sejak 2007-2018 lalu.Baca juga: Hari Ini, 15 Tahun Lalu, Mandala Airlines Flight 091 Jatuh dan Menimpa Pemukiman Warga di MedanBagi maskapai penerbangan, kecelakaan pesawat tentu bakal menghilangkan rasa percaya segelintir atau sebagian penumpang untuk menggunakan jasa penerbangannya. Sudah begitu, mereka juga harus merogok kocek dalam-dalam untuk memberikan santunan (ganti-rugi) atas kecelakaan tersebut.last_img read more

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