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Health experts are watching the progress of the tax to see if it will lower the rates of obesity-related diseases and type 2 diabetesMexico’s sugar tax appears to be having a significant impact for the second year running in changing the habits of a nation famous for its love of Coca-Cola, and wil[...]
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he Moore County Department of Social Services held a meeting Wednesday focused on the ... The panel recommended the need for additional social work staff, increased supervision, improved documentation practices, routine record monitoring and revised ...
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ictoria Council of Social Service CEO, Emma King, said her organisation had been advocating for a social housing fund for years. “This is very significant,” she said. “This will save lives. Social housing is the greatest ammunition we have in ...
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old social work student. “He killed a terrorist. He didn’t kill someone who was innocent. [Azaria] should be completely exonerated.’’ Israeli political commentators noted that ...
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I want to thank the detectives, the agency, the whole Cold Case Squad for standing by my family and (who) were determined for getting us some assistance to finding answers,” said Desire Brazell, a social services worker. “I'm ready for whatever the ...
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Now you see people coming in and asking good questions." Two more upcoming immigration forums will address social services available to immigrants and employment issues.
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he City, through its Social Services Division, funds critical programs to support health and wellness services. "We've recently seen Congress take steps to roll back healthcare through its budget reconciliation process and one of the first executive ...
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hile a marker of progress, ageing populations also pose huge challenges to health care systems and social services, and may require pushing back the age at which people stop working, the study warned. "It is important that policies to support the growing ...
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et Kansas has struggled in the aftermath of the tax reductions, and the state has been rattled by debates about paying for public education and social services. This month, S&P Global Ratings issued a “negative” outlook for its credit rating for ...
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r Sin said he had wanted to work in the research field, and had applied for research jobs in the civil service, as well as in sectors such as the social services and oil and gas industries. He added that his peers from the university who had found jobs ...
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John Williams, who has died aged 91, was co-founder in 1962 of FitzRoy, a charity supporting people with disabilities.John’s son Huw had been born with learning disabilities in 1954, and he and his wife, Audrey, were horrified when doctors suggested the family should put Huw in an institution. The[...]
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