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Williams - 7 children removed from Bucks County trailer home with 'unsanitary' conditions, police say - - county Bucks - county Lane
7 children removed from Bucks County trailer home with 'unsanitary' conditions, police say
WEST ROCKHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Seven children were removed from their home in Bucks County after officers found them to be living in "unsanitary" and "unsafe" conditions, police say. According to the Pennridge Regional Police Department, on April 23, 2023, officers responded to the 600 block of Roseann Lane in West Rockhill Township for a report of three children entering an abandoned trailer. Officers returned the children to their home and found inadequate living conditions, including a pad lock on the refrigerator. Authorities say the children's parents said the lock was put there because the family had little money and they wanted to prevent the children from eating all the food. Responding officers filed a report with Bucks County Children and Youth before returning with a representative from the department later in the day. While investigating, four more children were found hidden in a back bedroom in the trailer home, police say. MORE LOCAL HEADLINESAccording to officials, the living conditions of the home were found to be unsafe by both responding officers and the investigator from Bucks County Children and Youth. The seven children were removed from the trailer home and placed in protective custody, authorities say. Interviews with the children revealed they lacked basic knowledge, including their birthdays.
Pennsylvania nurse kills 2 patients, harms another by giving lethal doses of medication, AG says - - state Pennsylvania - county Butler
Pennsylvania nurse kills 2 patients, harms another by giving lethal doses of medication, AG says
CHICORA, Pa. - A Pennsylvania nurse is facing charges connected to the death of two patients and the hospitalization of a third, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. Authorities say the nurse, identified as 40-year-old Heather Pressdee of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, gave lethal doses of unnecessary medication to patients, resulting in their deaths. According to officials, the alleged incidents took place at Quality Life Services, a skilled nursing facility in Chicora, where Presdee was a registered nurse. Presdee is facing charges in the deaths of a 55-year-old man and an 83-year-old in addition to the hospitalization of a 73-year-old man, authorities say. MORE LOCAL HEADLINESInvestigators say the victims were under Pressdee's care when they received overdoses of insulin that caused medical emergencies and the deaths of two patients. The two men died on December 4, 2022, and December 25, 2022, per officials. Authorities say two of the three men were not diabetic. Pressdee was taken into custody on Wednesday and was arraigned on charges before being sent to the Butler County Prison, officials say. She has been charged with two counts of homicide, a count of attempted murder, a count of aggravated assault, three counts of neglect of a care-dependent person and three counts of reckless endangerment, the AG's Office says. 
Ranil Wickremesinghe - President highlights debt sustainability, Asia’s significance at Nikkei Forum - - China - Japan - Usa - India - Sri Lanka - state Indiana - city Tokyo, Japan
President highlights debt sustainability, Asia’s significance at Nikkei Forum
COLOMBO (News 1st); Debt sustainability consequent to COVID-19 is the critical impasse of several Asian nations, Sri Lanka being one of the first and worst affected, said President Ranil Wickremesinghe when he took the stage at the ‘Nikkei Forum: Future of Asia’ held in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday (25).According to the full speech made public by the President's Media Division, President Wickremesinghe had noted that As a middle-income country, Sri Lanka accepted that: a) Time is of an essence in resolving the issues of debt sustainability, and b) The only option available for vulnerable middle-income countries is to seek the assistance of the IMF to ensure multilateral coordination and cooperation in debt restructuring.'Decisions were quickly taken to enter negotiations, talks began in June last year, a Staff-Level Agreement was reached in September, the IMF Executive Board approved a US $3bn loan under the Extended Fund Facility in March 2023, and Parliamentary approval was obtained in April this year. We have now started creditor meetings and hope for a successful conclusion before end of 2023," said the President."This process involves the multilateral agencies, Paris Club members, India, China and the private creditors.
Jinnah Scholarships to 131 Sri Lankan Students - - Sri Lanka - Pakistan
Jinnah Scholarships to 131 Sri Lankan Students
The Pakistan High Commission, Colombo organized the Jinnah Scholarship ceremony, at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), to award scholarships to bright and deserving A-Level students of Sri Lanka. These scholarships have been awarded by the Government of Pakistan to Sri Lankan students of A Level since 2006. So far, more than 2400 Sri Lankan students have benefitted from this program, named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the revered founding father of Pakistan.Vidura Wickramanayaka, Minister for Buddhasasana, Religious & Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka graced the occasion as Chief Guest and highly appreciated the gracious gesture from the people and Government of Pakistan. He added that such efforts will be very fruitful in strengthening bilateral relations between the two friendly countries. He further added that the youth is our future and through such scholarship programs, we strengthen our future generations.In his remarks, Major General (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki HI (M) emphasized upon the importance of the relationship that both the countries enjoy and the fact that Pakistan aims at strengthening these strong ties manifolds. He added that the Jinnah Scholarship is a testament to the strong bond between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and it reflects our commitment to enhancing the capabilities of youth with better educational opportunities.He also informed the audience that Government of Pakistan has been awarding the Jinnah Scholarship for bright Sri Lankan students since 2006. Major General (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki HI (M) mentioned that the students who qualified for this prestigious scholarship came from all provinces of the island.During the Jinnah scholarship awarding ceremony, certificates were awarded
Nihal Thalduwa - Woman dies during arrest; family claims negligence - - Sri Lanka
Woman dies during arrest; family claims negligence
COLOMBO (News 1st); A woman from Panadura had died during the course of arrest by Sri Lanka Police on Thursday (25) morning.Police Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa told News 1st that the Panadura Range Crimes Division is conducting an investigation in to the incident.Officers attached to the Panadura North Police had visited the residence of the 52-year-old woman in question located in Diggala, Panadura in order to ascertain information over illegal liquor peddling.The police officers had later arrested her and decided to take her to the police station.However, the family of the woman claimed they urged police not to take her citing that she was ill and was a patient at the Panadura Hospital.The family said Sri Lanka Police disregarded these claims, and that the woman stressed that she was not feeling well when she was getting into a three-wheeler.The family also claimed that the police officers refused to take her to a hospital, and they (the family) had to call for a vehicle to take her to the hospital.However, upon admission the woman had passed away and the remains were placed at the Panadura Base Hospital for the post-mortem examination.Sri Lanka Police said the woman had fallen ill while being moved to the police station, and she was arrested for the possession of illegal liquor.Police also said that the family was advised to hospitalize the woman, and she died upon admission to the hospital.