University alters bathroom policy after two reports of voyeurism

first_imgAt least one gender-neutral washroom remains on each floor. Melinda Scott, the dean of students at University College, said some bathrooms in Whitney Hall have now been designated specifically for residents who identify as men or women. However, several gender-neutral bathrooms remain. “The purpose of this temporary measure is to provide a safe space for the women who have been directly impacted by the incidents of voyeurism and other students who may feel more comfortable in a single-gender washroom,” said Scott. seek serial Prince William Co. peeperWashington Top News 14 October 2015A peeping Tom used a mirror to get a look below a restroom stall this week, and Prince William County police say the details sound familiar.On Sunday, a 35-year-old woman told police that a man dressed as a woman stuck a mirror under her restroom stall at the Potomac Mills Mall. She had been with her 5-year-old daughter at the time.After a quick struggle, the man dressed in pink clothing ran away.In May, a voyeur using the same method tried to peer into a stall at the Walmart in Woodbridge, Virginia.“We want the citizens to be aware that there is someone lurking around who is doing these types of [things],” says Prince William County police spokesman Officer Steven R. Mattos.“The descriptions provided by our victims and from what we’ve concluded in our investigation, the individual is very similar in nature,” he says.The man is described as white or Hispanic, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 220 pounds. He’s between 35 and 45 years old, police say. University of Toronto alters bathroom policy after two reports of voyeurismThe Star 5 October 2015The University of Toronto has decreased the number of gender-neutral bathrooms in one of its colleges after two women became victims of voyeurism when they were filmed while showering.Toronto Police Const. Victor Kwong said Monday that two women in separate instances at the Whitney Hall residence reported that they saw a cellphone reach over the shower-stall dividers in an attempt to record them. Police have yet to find any information about the culprit, but the investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Dominica to introduce program to reduce diabetic amputations

first_img Tweet 121 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica to introduce program to reduce diabetic amputations by: – May 8, 2018 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Minister responsible for Health and Social Services, Dr. Kenneth DarrouxA pilot program to introduce a new pharmaceutical dubbed Heberprot-P, which reduces amputations associated with diabetes, will soon be launched here by the Ministry of Health and Social Services.This was announced by the Minister responsible for Health Dr. Kenneth Darroux who was speaking at a press conference held last week.According to the website ‘Cuba Heal’ Heberprot-P is an innovative Cuban product with epidermal growth factor as the main ingredient given to patients suffering from ulcers that are non-healing and non-responding to other conventional treatments.“We are about to start a pilot programme to involve forty-five patients, meaning of course, diabetic patients with varying degrees of foot ulcers,” Dr. Darroux indicated.Diabetic foot ulcer, as per ‘Cuba Heal’, occurs when an ulcer or a wound develops in an area in the lower legs or feet which does not heal or is difficult to treat leading to the exposure of the underlying tissue and becoming susceptible to infections.“We know foot ulcers are a common occurrence among patients with diabetes. This product gets injected into the ulcer, and in little as three months you can begin to see serious visible results,” Dr. Darroux stated.He added that the drug is now highly demanded in regional countries as well as around the world to include China, America, and France.The Ministry of Health and Social Services is seeking the services of an angiologist to help to evaluate and assess the patients because the ulcers will have to be in varying degrees.This is important as Dr. Darroux explained that the patients will have to be in some sort of admission in a hospital like setting to begin the program which will include patients from all eight health districts. Dr. Darroux also noted that funding for the program has been secured, and the director of the company will be visiting Dominica in the upcoming weeks to help finalize plans to start this programme.Heberprot-P was registered in Cuba in 2006, and in 2007 was included in the National Basic Medications List and approved for marketing. It has been registered in 15 other countries, enabling treatment of more than 100,000 patients. Heberprot-P is a unique therapy for the most complicated and recalcitrant chronic wounds usually associated with high amputation risk.last_img read more

Thousands march in France to condemn ‘domestic violence’

first_imgAround 35,000 people participated inthe march in Paris, police said. PARIS – Tens of thousands of peopletook to the streets in this capital and other French cities on Saturday toprotest against domestic violence, after over 130 women were believed to havebeen killed by their partner or ex-partner in France this year. The #NousToutes association, whichorganized the protests, estimated the turnout much higher around 100,000 inParis and 150,000 across France. The demonstrations took place two daysbefore the government is due to publish the results of an investigation intodomestic violence.  center_img Demonstrators carry signs to protest “femicide” and violence against women in Paris, France on Nov. 23. REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN Other marches took place in Frenchcities such as Lyon, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, and Lille.(Reuters)last_img read more