https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png For the first time, the Government will provide targeted nationwide funding to services that provide mental health support to Rainbow young people Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. The announcement fulfils an election commitment to allocate $4 million specifically targeted to Rainbow mental wellbeing initiatives aimed at young people. There has not previously been ongoing and nationwide targeted support to organisations operating in this area. “The Government is committed to improving mental health outcomes for children and young people in our Rainbow communities,” Jacinda Ardern said. “Young people in the Rainbow community are at greater risk of being discriminated against, bullied and harassed. As a result they have poorer physical and mental health and addiction outcomes and are at greater risk of suicide. We need to change that. “Participants in the Counting Ourselves survey who are trans or non-binary were twice as likely to have attempted suicide in the ...

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Source:Dailymirror Former sports presenter Brian Thomas was yesterday ordered to be remanded on charges of financial fraud by Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had arrested the suspect on February 10 after recording a statement from the suspect. When the case was taken up before Colombo Additional Magistrate Bandara Nelundeniya, the CID informed the Magistrate the suspect had taken Rs.140 million from a businessman in an alleged fraudulent manner citing that he was a mediator of a popular clothing store.   After hearing the facts, the Magistrate ordered to remand the suspect till February 18. Thomas also served as Media Manager at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).  Source link ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Sri-Lanka-Air-Force.jpg Feb 12, 2021- 40th Anniversary of  the 9th Intake of Officer Cadets to Sri Lanka Air Force  Source:Dailymirror On February 12, 2021, we celebrated forty (40) years since we joined the Sri Lanka Air Force in 1981, as the 9th Intake of Officer Cadets. We did our basic combat training at Diyathalawa and had a total of 31 cadets and one student officer all from leading schools. During the initial weeks of training, one of the Cadets opted to leave as he was selected to the Kothalawala Defense Academy and the remaining continued with the training. By this time, all of the Cadets were allocated to branches that encompassed a majority of the disciplines for the first time in a single intake. Further, our intake was considered large since the 1st intake at that time, as the number was greater. Also, we were considered as a notorious intake for our ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Ashean.jpg Ashean Karthelis reacts after scoring a try against Scotland on day two at the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Rugby Sevens in 2007. To play in several positions in the game of rugby, one should be blessed with extra ordinary talent and skills while competing in matches. Ashean Karthelis was one of them who turned out to be a prolific player while handling the oval shaped ball as a prop forward, flanker and lock forward from the time he donned the jersey from school level until he represented the country at international competitions maturing as a prominent player in the rugby arena. Ashean was born in 1985 and his father was late Asiri Karthelis and mother is Jayasika Fernando. He has one sister Menali and grew up in the town of Moratuwa. He was enrolled at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia from his primary education in1991 and engaged in ...

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