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29.09.18  /  Extreme  /  Australia – Urgent Nationwide Recall For Babies Bassinet

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29.09.18 Australia Urgent Nationwide Recall For Babies Bassinet

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An urgent recall has been issued for a popular babies bassinet that was sold nation-wide for over a year.

CNP Brands placed the safety recall on the Childcare Snuggle Time Bedside Sleeper and are urging customers to check their bassinet immediately.

The recall was issued due to concerns the mattress may lean slightly left to right, causing the infant to roll around the sleeper.

CNP Brands' Childcare Snuggle Time Bedside Sleeper has been urgently recalled following a fault causing the mattress to lean slightly left to right, causing the infant to roll around

CNP Brands' Childcare Snuggle Time Bedside Sleeper has been urgently recalled following a fault causing the mattress to lean slightly left to right, causing the infant to roll around

How to check if you have a faulty unit

Consumers can use the below steps to determine if they are in possession of an impacted unit:

1. Ensure the Bedside Sleeper is on an even and level floor

2. Remove the mattress from the bedside sleeper

3. Remove the base board and mattress from the mattress cover

4. Place the base board back to the position inside the sleeper where the mattress would usually lie

5. Place a round object (e.g. a pen, a small ball) in the middle of the base board and observe whether it rolls freely to one side. Alternatively, use a spirit level if you have one

CNP Brands have stated that there has been no injuries yet, there's concerns for any bassinets with the fault, especially if they have not been set up correctly or if the unit has been placed on an uneven surface.

The company has stressed that in order for the infant to be safe, the unit needs to remain level.

If the unit is found not to be level then customers are urged to contact the supplier.

The product was sold nation-wide through Baby Bunting from May 2017 until September 2018.

A replacement mattress can be requested, which can be placed over the existing mattress, ensuring the impacted units lay flat.

Consumers can contact the distributor by phoning 1800 656 743.

27.09.18  /  Extreme  /  Netherlands – FCO Updated Travel Advice

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27.09.18 Netherlands FCO Updated Travel Advice

Image result for FCO Netherlands (Security threat level - 2): On 26 September 2018, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for the Netherlands, which reads in part as follows: “Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in the Netherlands. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. You should be vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities.

26.09.18  /  News  /   – New Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer Revealed

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26.09.18 New Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer Revealed

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A new drug that prevents pancreatic cancer from becoming treatment-resistant may be a breakthrough in the fight against the deadly disease.

Pancreatic cancer is the third deadliest type of cancer because the disease is usually diagnosed too late and often chemotherapy stops having an affect on the tumors.

Cracking the code to these two problems might finally give sufferers a shot at more than five years of life after diagnosis.

A new drug developed by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center researchers could keep pancreatic cancer vulnerable and bolster other treatment drugs, raising survival rates by as much as 50 percent, early tests in mice suggest.

Pancreatic cancer is hard to catch because of the organ's location and hard to treat due to chemo resistance, but a new drug overcame the cancer's ability to fight back chemo in mice 

Pancreatic cancer is hard to catch because of the organ's location and hard to treat due to chemo resistance, but a new drug overcame the cancer's ability to fight back chemo in mice

24.09.18  /  Extreme  /  Australia – Not Enough Police As Child Sex Offenders Evade Detection

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24.09.18 Australia Not Enough Police As Child Sex Offenders Evade Detection

More than 200 child sex offenders are able to evade detection in one Australian state alone - with a police chief admitting there aren't enough officers on the job to keep a track of them.

New figures released by the Police Association of New South Wales have revealed police do not know the whereabouts of 201 offenders in the state.

Those who have avoided the eye of the authorities may have done so by failing to provide addresses or moved without informing police.

More than 200 child sex offenders are able to evade detection in one Australian state alone - with a police chief admitting there aren't enough officers on the job to keep a track of them (stock image)

More than 200 child sex offenders are able to evade detection in one Australian state alone - with a police chief admitting there aren't enough officers on the job to keep a track of them (stock image)

The alarming figures also revealed that in one month this year police only kept tabs on 67 of the roughly 4000 registered sex offenders in NSW - according to The Daily Telegraph.

The association also said there were around 80 cases linked to child sex offences that were not being investigated.

President of the association Tony King described the statistics as 'shocking' and added the lack of monitoring of offenders was only uncovered when officers made routine checks.

'We know there are more than 4000 offenders on the Child Protection Register but only a fraction of those are monitored regularly due to the fact we don't have enough police to do the job.'

The figures' release come as the association, who say officers 'are stretched to their limits', appeals to the Minister for Police Troy Grant to add a further 2500 officers to the NSW Police Force.

The figures' release come as the association, who say officers 'are stretched to their limits', appeals to the Minister for Police Troy Grant to add a further 2500 officers to the NSW Police Force (pictured association president Tony King)

The figures' release come as the association, who say officers 'are stretched to their limits', appeals to the Minister for Police Troy Grant to add a further 2500 officers to the NSW Police Force (pictured association president Tony King)

On Saturday, Minister Grant said the government had added an extra 1000 officers to the force since 2011 and a detailed plan was being drafted to determine the number needed in the future.

Despite Mr Grant's announcement, Mr King said the fact reoffending rates were almost 50 per cent among child sex offenders meant the police force could not wait to receive the added numbers.

The figures comes two weeks after a former house mistress at an elite NSW school was spared further jail time after unlawfully having sex with boys aged between 15 and 17.

The association also said there were around 80 cases linked to child sex offences that were not being investigated (stock image)

The association also said there were around 80 cases linked to child sex offences that were not being investigated (stock image)

22.09.18  /  High  /  Brazil – DFAT Updated Travel Advisory

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22.09.18 Brazil DFAT Updated Travel Advisory

Image result for DFAT Brazil (Security threat level - 3): On 21 September 2018, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued updated travel advice for Brazil, which reads in part as follows: “Large-scale protests occur frequently across Brazil and are expected during the campaign period up to the general elections in October 2018. Demonstrations and political protests are common, can occur at any time, and may turn violent with little or no warning. Avoid all demonstrations and protests. Monitor local media for information. Follow the instructions of local authorities.”

13.09.18  /  Extreme  /  Zimbabwe – FCO Travel Health Alert

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13.09.18 Zimbabwe FCO Travel Health Alert

Image result for medical alert Zimbabwe (Security threat level - 4): On 12 September 2018, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Zimbabwe, which reads in part as follows: "On 6 September 2018, a cholera outbreak was declared in Harare by the Ministry of Health of Zimbabwe. There are continuing reports of typhoid fever and cholera in a number of areas of the country. The situation is being monitored by the World Health Organisation. You should familiarise yourself with the symptoms and follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre. "
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