End to Population Growth: We are far from a world in which all births result from intended pregnancies. It is estimated that million women in developing countries are sexually active, but don't want to become pregnant; in other words, they have an unmet need for family planning.
MPs have focused on what they believe are skewed metrics and measures of annoyance.
Plea for repowering of onshore windfarms Government is being encouraged to allow widespread repowering of old windfarms that are nearing the end of their mechanical and planning life.
Canal authority warns on HS2 noise The Inland Waterways Association has submitted a further petition to Government as part of its campaign to mitigate the effects of HS2 on the inland waterways. Smoking link Traffic noise exposure has been linked to smoking and drinking, Danish researchers suggest.
Noise sinks mining plans A proposed open cast coal mine in Derbyshire has been refused at appeal on noise grounds. Venues surveyed reveal complaints problem Many music venues have suffered from noise complaints, a census reveals.
Just a few cars have been considered to cause a significant effect on a quiet cul-de-sac. Jack Pease reviews the latest judgment.
Turbine nuisance bid Hearings are now complete — and judgment awaited — on a noise nuisance case. Wales changes PPG on noise Wales is revamping planning policy — noise and air policies will change to comply with the thrust of the Welsh Wellbeing Act.
Welsh din mapped out Welsh noise has apparently shot up — but officials say it is a result of calculation changes. Turbine toppling ends long running row A long running battle with a noisy mid-sized has ended following its removal.
Calibration upgrade UK noise firm Cirrus Research has expanded its calibration services so any model, make or brand can now be serviced by its team of in-house engineers. Stop Stansted Expansion has described the latest expansion proposals as misleading by understating the inevitable noise impact.
Industry noise sinks housing Housing near a noisy industrial estate has been rejected lest future occupants complain of noise. Desirability of sealed windows was also questioned. Overheating guidance Experts have released guidance on how to balance the often competing needs for ventilation and noise insulation.
Scout Moor The highly contested Scout Moor wind farm development near Rochdale has been approved — but noise arguments were dismissed. Heathrow sets out plans Heathrow has set out its early thoughts on its planning application for a third runway.
Glazing giveaway A Cheshire couple, who live less than 80m from a motorway, have become the first in England to benefit from a new free double glazing scheme to reduce noise.
Fracking probe The House of Common Communities and Local Government Committee is probing whether guidance for local authorities taking planning decisions on fracking applications needs to be updated or improved. Council tackles turbine There is a spate of nuisance actions taking place against wind turbines, Kirklees Council has lost patience with one on its patch, finds Lis Stedman Infrasound tested at appeal Objectors are objecting to each other on the issue of wind turbine infrasound.
Jack Pease looks at a judgment that cuts through the science. The reasoning has now been published on the successful appeal by SSE Generation Ltd against non determination of its application of a 5-yr extension to three offshore wind turbines.
Deliveroo curbs Food delivery firms such as Deliveroo are being restricted in Westminster. Gun club conditions too weak Bassetlaw has been criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman for weak planning conditions that made it hard to stop excessive shooting noise.
The Local Government Ombudsman says it cannot rule on the matter. Hunterston decision An appeal inspector has rejected claims that turbines at Hunterston near Glasgow cause low frequency noise.
UK insulation advice The Institute of Acoustics has issued a short guide in a bid to avoid confusion on who is qualified to carry out sound insulation tests. Outdoor directive The European Commission is consulting on options for revising the Outdoor Noise Directive which covers 57 outdoor machinery items such as lawnmowers and construction plant.
Charges change The Environment Agency is consulting on a widespread shake-up of industrial regulation charges. Lambeth defends threshold of three Lambeth has defended a policy that appeared to suggest that three noise complaints would be necessary before it investigated a noise complaint.
Birds sink Cotswold waste plan A proposed waste processing site has been refused permission at appeal due to the impact of noise on wildlife.
Wales updates directive maps Wales has updated its noise maps fulfilling deadlines in the EU noise directive.The number of eligible studies for this meta-analysis is similar to research in physical health conditions, as a recent meta-analysis in diabetes self-management found positive effects from smartphone interventions across 13 studies with participants in total (Cui et al., ).
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Nurses regularly forced to perform heavy cleaning duties, survey finds ing staff to undertake. More than 50% of the survey's respondents say that they believe cleaning services for their own ward are inadequate, while around 20% say that their trust had made cuts to the cleaning budget within the past 12 months.
They claim that these cuts have led to them being forced to disinfect washrooms.
An organization's board of directors recommends a large cut in the financial support of the organization's employee health insurance plan in order to increase profits. It also recommends adding stock options and increasing the . A picture is worth a thousand words.
That is, a visual speaks to us in ways that written text cannot. In the early years of schooling, children participate in lessons called “show and tell” as an effective way to express themselves (and keep the attention of their classmates).
Efficacy of behavioural interventions to reduce car use. The review suggests there is no evidence for efficacy of the behavioural interventions included in this review to change transport behaviours in relation to decreasing the frequency of car use and increasing the proportion of journeys by more active travel modes.