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Glassbar Island Park is an historic recreation area located at the confluence of the Middle fork and Coast fork of the Willamette River.
Since the 1950’s, visitors have come to the area to enjoy the diverse wildlife, open space, and other recreational opportunities.
On January 15th, 2013 a proposal was submitted to the Lane county Board of Commissioners that would bar public foot access to the park via publicly owned property indefinitely.
We are urging the Lane County Board of Commissioners and all relevant governing bodies to protect current and continuous public access to Glassbar Island Park.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is making a decision RIGHT NOW that will mean life or death for thousands of young people like us. This petition asks him to support Medicaid Expansion and Reform.
We are young people in New Transitions, an organization of youth 18 - 25 overcoming adversity and instability.
Where we live, young people don’t have parents with health insurance or bank accounts. Among our friends it often takes three or four years to get an associate’s degree. It’s hard to juggle classes when you work multiple part-time jobs.
None of our jobs come with benefits. Private health insurance rates are crazy. Basically, we don’t go to the doctor unless it’s a full-blown emergency. Sometimes it’s too late.
Governor Bill Haslam has the power to change all of that. Under the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress, Tennessee can adopt Medicaid Expansion and Reform to provide insurance for people like us whose income at or near the poverty line.
Medicaid Expansion and Reform will be controversial, even though the federal government will pay 90% of the cost. We need your support. Please join our petition drive. Help us tell Governor Bill Haslam to do what is right for Tennessee.
New Transititions: http://www.newtransitions.org
For more detailed information about Medicaid Expansion and Reform under the Affordable Care Act, see: http://www.kff.org/medicaid/quicktake_aca_medicaid.cfm
The cost of expanding access to health care for Tennessee will be small. To understand why, see http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparereport.jsp?rep=68&cat=17
Medicaid Expansion and Reform will have a positive effect on the Tennessee Economy. This article in U.S. News and World Report explains why: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2012/07/18/medicaid-expansion-is-a-good-deal-for-states-
The decision to close the road and pedestrian access to Llay Health Centre from the southern side of the village was taken without full community consultation.
Concerns raised by the community council about access to the health centre were not passed on to the planning authority and therefore the decision was passed without a full understanding of the facts.
We are approaching the first term under a new regime in UK Higher Education (and particularly in England), which represents a seismic shift in the nature of public provision, marked by the removal of the cap on tuition fees.
As academic staff we wish to declare our continued opposition to a system which will increasingly exclude working class students and others from non-traditional backgrounds and promote higher education as a privilege. The irony is that while students are paying hugely inflated fees (albeit as 'loans'), universities are making cuts in academic, professional and support jobs which will seriously affect the extent and quality of educational provision.
The scapegoating of London Metropolitan University as part of a government publicity stunt to bolster its immigration policies, at the same time as university support services are to be contracted out, exemplifies the political nature of the attack on Higher Education.
The entry of Pearson Education into ‘the market’ demonstrates the developing privatisation of Higher Education and, as in health and social care, the prospect of large multi-nationals becoming key providers.
To make Judges, Justices, and Masters accountable for their actions, and make them non-exempt from prosecutorial misconduct.
Also to allow Polygraph exams admissible in the legal system.
I share your concerns about Croydon Station not having appropriate access facilities for our elderly and people with a disability, including parents with prams.
I need your support to lobby the NSW State Government to install lifts and ramps at Croydon Station.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a free trade agreement under negotiation among nine countries, including the US and Malaysia.
The problem is the agreement deals with other non-trade issues, like investor rights, which affect how foreign companies do business, and patent rights, which affect access to affordable medicines. To make matters worse, the agreement is being negotiated in secrecy. And the countries hope to sign the agreement by the end of the year.
The EU-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement is another free trade agreement being negotiated between Malaysia and the 27 member states of the European Union. Similar to the TPPA, there are elements in the agreement that governs patent rights, which could harm access to cheap medicines. Although the negotiations are top secret as well, we are already seeing the destructive effects of such an agreement in India.
For more information, go to http://www.ftamalaysia.org
Perjanjian Kerjasama Trans-Pasifik (TPPA) ialah perjanjian perdagangan bebas yang sedang dirundingkan antara sembilan negara-negara, termasuklah Amerika Syarikat dan Malaysia.
Perjanjian ini malangnya, juga merundingkan isu-isu yang tidak berkenaan dengan perdagangan, seperti hak pelabur yang memberi kesan kepada cara syarikat-syarikat luar negara menjalankan perniagaan mereka di negara lain, dan hak paten yang membawa impak kepada ubat-ubatan yang dijual pada harga yang berpatutan. Selain itu, perjanjian ini juga dirundingkan secara rahsia. Hal ini merumitkan lagi keadaan dan negara-negara yang meyertai perjanjian ini ingin menandatangani perjanjian ini sebelum hujung tahun ini.
Perjanjian Perdagangan Bebas antara Kesatuan Eropah (EU) dengan Malaysia ialah satu lagi perjanjian perdagangan bebas yang sedang dirundingkan antara Malaysia dengan 27 ahli Kesatuan Eropah. Sama seperti TPPA, perjanjian ini juga mempunyai elemen-elemen hak paten yang boleh menghalang akses kepada ubat-ubatan yang murah. Walaupun rundingan-rundingan tersebut dijalankan secara rahsia, impak-impak negatif perjanjian ini boleh disaksikan di India.
Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila layari http://www.ftamalaysia.org/
WHAT IS CONTINUITY OF CARE??
- during pregnancy (antenatal care)
- during labour and birth (intrapartum care)
- after birth of your baby (postnatal care)
Seeing the same caregiver or small group of caregivers throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and afterwards is called continuity of care.
WHY PROVIDE CONTINUITY OF MIDWIFERY CARE?
Midwifery continuity models are popular with women, provide improved birth and satisfaction outcomes, are cost-effective and are common overseas. For these reasons Australian governments are committed to increasing women's access to these models as outlined in the National Maternity Services Plan and actioned by the Queensland Government with the commitment to provide 10% of public birth care in these models. Continuity models also have advantages in the development and retention of a skilled workforce which is responsive to day-to-day demand.
MIDWIFERY CONTINUITY MODELS
These models provide each woman with care from a known midwife/s, usually to 6 weeks postpartum. To meet the needs of women and be sustainable for midwives, continuity models are innovative and flexible in relation to place of care in widwives' working arrangements. Women with any level of complexity of care, and midwives consult and refer to guidelines and clinical need.
ARE YOU LIKE ME?
My name is Shaun Fallows and I’m a disabled volunteer in Wigan. Many times I have been struggling to get adapted taxis at certain times of day and night which has affected my social life as I have had to stop going out.
I would like to start a campaign to see a greater number of accessible vehicles in Wigan Borough. No donations needed but please support my online petition. Without everyone together it won’t change.
Earlier this year Reading Borough Council instigated a number of changes to disabled parking bays and the times during which they can be accessed.
These changes include restricting access to the majority of the on road bays immediately surrounding the town centre so that they may only be accessed from 11am to 4pm and again after 7pm.
The roads most affected are St Mary's Butts, West Street and Friar Street
This has made it unreasonably difficult for many disabled people to access the shops and other facilities in the town.
A council representative has claimed that the the majority of people are happy with the changes, this is obviously true as the majority of people are not disabled and have little or no understanding of the real life ramifications of these changes for disabled people.
Examples of things that are now virtually impossible for many disabled people to do include:
A drink out with work friends/ family after work,
A meal before seeing a show at the local theatre
Early morning shopping to beat the crowds
Staying in town after shopping to eat out
Getting to one of the opticians who has served the community for many years
Getting to a number of well known high street shops
The current proposals to resolve the access issues appears to be to force all blue badge holders into wheelchairs of some form (Shop mobility) regardless of their individual needs and to expect the local shops/traders to cover the cost.
With economic downturn comes cuts, and the proposals leave disabled people reliant upon the funding of retailers/traders and upon charities. If they decide to remove the funding in the future, disabled people will be yet again unable to use the town and its facilities
The only long term way to ensure access to the town for disabled people during the same periods as able bodied people is to provide appropriately placed kerbside parking that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The parking lot, restrooms and pump out station at the Alum Creek Sailboat Marina are public facilities.
These facilities are not accessible to the boating public from the waterways.
The online petition had 316 signatures by Sunday 10th July. In total 667 signatures were collected including those on paper and have been handed-in by Val Shawcross. Thank you to everyone who signed!
Crystal Palace Station is now run by the Overground operator, LOROL. They do what Transport for London tells them (and pays for); and TfL is chaired by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
This petition is supported by the local MP for Crystal Palace, Jim Dowd (Lewisham West & Penge constituency).
The petition will be presented by Val Shawcross AM to the Mayor at the London Assembly plenary meeting on 20th July.
Technology is being developed that will reinvent the wheel literally! This technology is already
used by the US ARMY, US SPECIAL FORCES, NAVY SEALS ETC, in the form of remote controlled robots in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars that can go anywhere and climb just about anything and everything even stairs YES THAT'S RIGHT:- STAIRS! And just about any type of STAIRS!
Click each link to see this amazing chair in action!
But what is even more exciting is that this same company has an engineering concept model to produce a wheelchair with this technology that will be able to go anywhere, the beach and climb anything, even STAIRS. I have emailed the company to find out when this wheelchair will be produced. They said in the future because of finances! The future, When? 3 months? Next year, or in 2050, when?
We are writing as a group of concerned students and staff in response to the announcement on 9 May 2011 to set undergraduate fees from 2012/13 £9000 per annum.
We are aware that this decision is being taken by Goldsmiths as a consequence of the coalition Government's policies on Higher Education and sharp cuts to HEFCE funding and understand that it is motivated by the necessity to make up for this funding loss whilst keeping the institution financially viable. We should be clear however that no level of fees offers safety for the principles of access and educational quality to which Goldsmiths is committed.
We agree with Goldsmiths Students Union’s opposition to a rise in fees and its statement that:
‘participation in Higher Education should be based on a student's ability to benefit from it, rather than their ability to pay. All society benefits from large numbers of graduates (who if they are fortunate enough to earn more will of course pay more in income tax). Public funds spent on Higher Education generate a huge return on investment and forcing the costs onto students through tuition fees is misguided, shortsighted and will deter students from less well-off backgrounds from applying.’
The consequences of the vast majority of universities in the country deciding to charge £9000 fees are going to be disastrous for access to higher education in England, and will dramatically affect prospects for social mobility. With the economic viability of the fee system in shreds (a 70% default is projected) its imposition is manifestly driven by a reckless ideology of privatisation.
The Newark Watershed (NWCDC) owns and operates reservoirs located in northwest New Jersey that make up the drinking water supply for the city of Newark, NJ. Four of the NWCDC reservoirs are open to the public for boating and fishing recreational use.
NWCDC regulations specify that: kayaks and canoes are NOT acceptable types of boats allowed on their reservoirs but row boats and bass boats with electric motors are fine. http://www.newarkwatershed.com NWCDC website "Boating Rules and Regulations rule #4": 4. Canoes, sailboats and inflatable floating crafts of any description are not allowed. Kayaks are also Prohibited.
Today, many people choose to fish from kayaks or canoes and this ban is unfairly restricts access to those people who choose to paddle their choice of craft.
Currently Pedestrian Priority (40km/h) in Victoria St is LESS THAN 40% of the week.
On SUNDAY, the BUSIEST DAY OF THE WEEK, the speed limit is 60 km/h ALL DAY.
60 km/h is TOO DANGEROUS a speed at any time for Victoria St.
The Dufferin Islands are a wonderful place to bring friends and family to enjoy the outdoors. It is situated just moments away from down-town Niagara Falls, steps away from the Horseshoe itself.
The idea has been proposed to reopen the Dufferin Islands to public swimming for the benefit of all locals and guests to the city. The Parks Commission has grown to be a large business influence in the region, and in all fairness it would be a financially reasonable request to reopen access to the ponds compared to the many other ventures the commission is undertaking.
Reopening would create new jobs for young people, and introduce a new generation of youth to the joy and beauty that our dear city has. We believe that in the name of progress and outdoor activity for the people of Niagara Falls, the Dufferin Islands should be reopened to public swimming usage.
Transport Scotland are building a new section of Dual Carriageway at Etteridge that will have a closed barrier central reservation that will stop all off road non vehicular users of the 300 year old Wade's Road from Kingussie to Fort Augustus crossing the A9 here.
This is a popular route with locals, visitors and those doing across Scotland East to West Journeys. The original line of Wade's Road was slightly further North West but was moved back to the Etteridge Road end to avoid it crossing the dual carriageway section at the Crubenmore Railway bridge when the original New A9 was built in the 1970's. Now Transport Scotland wants to close this crossing point completely and they claim they have carried out a thorough consultation but few organisations even replied, especially the National Park who are the recognised Access Authority for this area.
The old military road is recognised as a formal right of way on both sides of the A9 and so should the crossing be considered the same. It is also possible thats closing this crossing breaches Scottish Access Legislation too.
Our campaign is currently supported by the Cairngorms National Park, the Local Outdoor Access Forum, Scottish Rights of Way, Heritage Paths Scotland, British Horse Society, Trekking and Riding Society of Scotland, British (Carriage) Driving Society, Various local Councillors, Various MP's and MSP's etc.
The photo above shows a simple livestock underpass further north on the A9 just like what is required at Etteridge to improve road safety for non vehicular users who want to cross the line of the A9 at that point.
During the consultation Transport Scotland told people and groups that "current levels of access for walkers, cyclists and equestrian users would be preserved when the dual carraigeway" - so of course people like the Scottish Rights of Way took this to mean that some form of crossing from the Wades Road on the East side of the A9 to the Core Footpath Network and Sustrans route on the other side of the A9 would be preserved.
However Transport Scotland did not see it that way and are refusing to accept the need for the crossing at all. This will out peoples lives at risk when they try and dodge traffic while trying to jump the central reservation on this section and possibly risk serious injury or even death.
PLEASE READ ALL THE GREAT COMMENTS LEFT ON THE PETITION, YOU NEED TO CLICK "VIEW" TO SEE THEM AND PLEASE GO AHEAD AND LEAVE YOUR OWN COMMENT TOO. MANY OF THESE COMMENTS BACK UP WHAT WE ARE SAYING AND SHOW THAT THIS CROSSING IS IN REGULAR USE BY HORSE RIDERS AND OTHER USERS. NOBODY THINKS IT WILL BE SAFE TO DO AWAY WITH THE CROSSING IN THE MANNER TRANSPORT SCOTLAND PROPOSE.
Please visit our Facebook Page for regular updates and pictures. Search for it on FB by name and ask to join.
"Stop Transport Scotland Closing the A9 Crossing at Etteridge / Crubenmore" or use the link below - paste it in to your Internet Explorer.
The Hill Track Route 207 lifted from National Park showing the A9 road crossing at Etteridge.
An underpass at Aviemore for the Craigellachie Nature Reserve under the A9 - bigger and better than what we are asking for at Etteridge. Does it look like it would cost GBP#700,000.00 ?
Using another A9 Underpass near Kingussie, horses and ponies from Newtonmore Riding Centre - a much safer option than crossing a busy dual carriageway - and a much cheaper alternative to risking people's lives.
SCAN TV (Seattle Community Access Network Television) offer Seattle and King County residents and organizations affordable production resources and access to various kinds of distribution technologies to become the Producers and the Content Providers of SCAN TV, allowing SCAN TV to showcase diverse expressions of thought, art and entertainment. SCAN airs on Comcast channel 77 and Broadstripe 23 in Seattle.
FUNDING: Public access channels come from Section 611 of the Communications Act. They are dedicated channel space on cable systems specifically for “use by the general public.” The cable channels pay for public access through franchise fees paid by subscribers; since 2006, those franchise fees are paid by Comcast to the City of Seattle, Department of Information Technology, and are held in the Cable Television Franchise Subfund. The Department of Information Technology contracts with SCAN as the “designated public access manager for the City of Seattle.” In 2010, SCAN received $650,000 from the City for this purpose.
Anyone can sign! Our first preference is for Seattle residents, then King County residents.
There are approximately 400,000 children and youth working in agriculture in the U.S. The majority of these are foreign-born and without parents, access to health care, and suffer regular food scarcity.
These children and youth lack access to a regular, stable residence to obtain an education.
These children and youth fear the loss of temporary shelter and food, and therefore do not frequently report labor abuses.
I was talking with a friend today, he’s got a severe case of visual and hearing loss, meaning he needs support to travel.
There’s a scheme called Direct Payments, that enables him to pay for someone to be his guide (normally around £7.50 an hour) to gets around – e.g., to keep well, to shop, to meet people, to find work, etc.
That does not cover travel expenses for the guide. In other words, he has to pay all the travel expenses for the guide, out of his own pocket. To get to the eye hospital in London, for example, (I’m sure you appreciate that it’s not easy to take a dog guide around London) he would have to pay his own travel expenses PLUS his guide's travel expenses - £36 each for Winchester to London (after railcard discount – a third off), £3.60 each for the Underground (Oyster), and refreshments – e.g., tea/coffee, water, etc. – about £3 each for the whole trip.
£85.20 is the total. All out of his own pocket. On a very low income too. If he was to be a sighted passenger, it’d have been only £42.60.
A large percentage of that is for the train fares. On this Winchester to London route, unlike elsewhere in the UK, there is no cheaper advance ticket.
If guide dogs for the blind can travel for free, shouldn’t guides in the form of human beings too?
If number of people with severe visual impairment and a guide travelling on the train is 1 out of 1,000 (honestly, I’ve never seen any myself), then is it not reasonable to expect the impact to train company’s revenues to be negligible.
Out of the nine beaches over which Warringah Council has juridiction, dogs and their owners are not allowed on any of these at any time of the day or the year. The only dog swimming area they provide is at North Curl Curl Lagoon and it is heavily polluted.
Given that around 40% of Warringah house-holds own a dog this means that the Council is failing in its duty to represent its constituents. The issues they site are health and environmental. If a section of a well chosen beach were adequately set up with bins and bags and patrolled regularly by a Ranger this would be no more of an issue than the rubbish left by humans on our beaches.
Dogs do not pollute water simply by swimming in it. A compromise solution needs to be found.
Currently, Shirley, NY is isolated from public transportation into New York City. The only trains arriving in the area after morning rush hour which ends at 11:15am are the 4:49pm from Jamaica and 5:09pm from Penn Station. MTA is trying to cut the earliest afternoon service (4:49pm LIRR) and increase the price.
We, the residents living in the area around Frampton Road, Hounslow, call upon Transport for London to provide a bus link to our area with a regular bus service being provided along the length of Frampton Road.
Residents currently have a lengthy walk to the nearest bus stop, and many families are dependent on public transport to provide access to work, school, shopping, health facilities and leisure activities.
Request the Australian Embassy in VN to call for the release of Ms. Tran Khai Thanh Thuy, a renowned novelist and democracy activist.
Calling For The Release of Democracy Activist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy
NB : We continue to also sign this petition at :
The Stetson Hills CC&R's were written towards the aim of protecting our largest investment -- our homes. The Stetson Hills board of directors does not recognize that allowing unfinished wood on the private access gates of the homes in our community to become blackened over time is a detracting element which is negatively impacting our homes' values. Furthermore, the board does not acknowledge nor recognize that this is in violation of the CC&R's, which is the governing document of our association.
Specifically, the CC&R's brought to bear read as follows:
1.27 "Improvement" means: (a) any Residential Unit, building, fence or wall; (b) any swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, road, driveway, parking area or satellite dish; (c) any trees, plants, shrubs, grass, granite or other landscaping improvements of every type and kind; (d) any statuary, fountain, artistic work, craft work, figurine, ornamentation or embellishment of any type or kind (whether or not affixed to a structure or permanently attached to a Lot or Parcel); and (e) any other structure of any kind or nature.
3.8 Repair of Buildings. No Residential Unit, building, structure or other Improvement on any Lot, Parcel or other property shall be permitted to fall into disrepair and each such Residential Unit, building, structure and other Improvement shall at all times be kept in good condition and repair and adequately painted or otherwise finished.
West Papua is one of the poorest areas in Indonesia where most of the people live at subsistence level with appalling health, welfare and education problems. This despite its vast reserves of copper, gold, oil, gas, and virgin hardwood forests. None of the profit from plundering these resources goes to the people of West Papua.
We support the West Papuans in their right to self determination to decide their own future. However, there is an excessively high number of Indonesian troops and military style police (estimates range between 12,000 - 30,000; we are unable to confirm these numbers due to lack of transparency) stationed in this region. There is no open and free access to the country.
The Red Cross is an impartial independent organisation with an exclusive humanitarian mission. Since 1949 the Red Cross has had an international mandate conferred on it by the Geneva Conventions, which task the ICRC with visiting prisoners, organising relief operations, re-uniting separated families and similar humanitarian activities during armed conflicts.
The Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement encourage these organisations to undertake similar work in situations of internal violence, where the Geneva Conventions do not apply.
The easy access the public has to enter the hospital laboratory has caused many concerns. One main concern is the safety of the laboratory employees.
This concern has come to our attention when a courier threaten the life of an employee.
This would not have happened if our laboratory entrance had badge access.
In a City the size of London, the Underground system is the quickest way to get around and we are disappointed with the Mayor's decision to shelve 22 of the 45 planned step free access projects across London only committing himself to providing step-free access at 29 per cent of all stations by 2017. This is a major step back from previous plans to provide step-free access on a third of the network by 2013. As a result, many disabled passengers, older people and parents with young children are being denied access to this mode of transport. This is particularly concerning in the run up to the 2012 Paralympics and makes us wonder how the Mayor is planning to keep his post-Beijing pledge to make London’s Games the most accessible ever.
It makes little sense that Finsbury Park, where the current 49.1m passenger journeys a year are likely to increase by 40% over the next 15 years, is not being made step-free whilst Kingsbury and Amersham, both serving less than one tenth of Finsbury Park’s passengers, are being made accessible. We believe that money would be better spend on projects in areas where a larger number of people would benefit.
The decision makes even less sense because Network is going ahead with plans to provide step-free access from the overground platforms to street level at Finsbury Park. It has now given Transport for London and the Mayor until the autumn to change their minds on working together to make Finsbury Park step-free.
These are the reasons why we (Jeremy Corbyn MP, Jennette Arnold AM, local councillors, the Islington Disability Network, Islington Mobility Forum and Transport for All) are working together to collect as many signatures to pass to the Mayor to convince him to change his mind. If you agree that Finsbury Park Underground station should be made accessible to all passengers then please sign this petition. We are aiming to hand the petition over to the Mayor in the Autumn.
Ps. Please provide your email address to ensure your signature counts!
Bromley South is the 49th busiest railway station in the country with an annual footfall of over 6 million passengers. Located in London Travelcard Zone 5, it is a major interchange for thousands of commuters.
However, if you have difficulty moving around or using stairs, if you have a pushchair or are carrying heavy shopping, you may find the station extremely difficult or even impossible to use. This is because the platforms are accessible only by flights of steps. And there is no way a wheelchair user could gain access to the platforms.
Bromley South is due for accessibility work to begin between 2012 and 2015. This just isn’t soon enough!
This time scale makes a mockery of Mayor Boris Johnson’s pledge to make London transport accessible to all prior to the Olympic and Paralympics Games in 2012.
And to add insult to injury, of the 92 stations given priority for accessibility improvements before 2012, only 6 have a higher annual footfall than Bromley South.
Access All Areas: Bromley South want to see action taken to improve the facilities at Bromley South station ahead of the planned schedule and ensure the station is fully accessible by 2012.