US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Sheila Paskman has lauded the Liberian government for steady progress made in reducing the malaria mortality rate.In her statement issued on World Malaria Day in Monrovia yesterday, Ms. Paskman said, “Since 2009, Liberia has reduced all-cause mortality among children under five by 18 percent as a direct result of collective investment and action by the government, communities, and partners.”She added that as the world commemorates World Malaria Day, the US Embassy also celebrates with Liberia for achieving this success.The United States, being the leading donor in global health, is strongly committed to working with partners to intensify efforts to free people from the intolerable burden of malaria, said Paskman.However, Ms. Paskman stressed the need for more efforts in combating the disease, noting, “More than 430,000 people still die each year from this preventable and treatable disease; ninety percent of all malaria deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa, and the vast majority occurs in children under five.”She indicated that “more than half of all school-age absences in Africa are due to malaria, and that the disease costs the continent billions of dollars each year in health costs and lost productivity.”Ms. Paskman also acknowledged her government for its continued efforts in supporting the fight against malaria.She said “The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) continues to be a key partner in the fight against the disease. PMI supports 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Liberia, and countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region.”According to her, PMI uses a mix of tools including long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor insecticide spraying campaigns, artemisinin-based combination therapies, prevention treatment of malaria in pregnancy, and community education campaigns.She said “In Liberia, PMI works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the national malaria control program, and countless partners like Global Fund and the UN agencies to reach and then maintain universal coverage with long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets for all individuals living in malaria endemic areas. Treated mosquito nets are a highly effective means of preventing infection and reducing malaria transmission.”The U.S. Charge d’Affaires noted that PMI is also helping train professional medical personnel and community health workers to care for people with malaria, and is helping governments take charge of malaria efforts in their own countries.However, Ms. Paskman said there are still more to do in the fight, emphasizing better protection for expecting mothers and their newborns as one cardinal approach.She added that malaria causes serious life-threatening risks for a woman and her baby during pregnancy, and some of the common problems include maternal anemia, miscarriage, prematurity, stillbirth and low birth-weight in newborns.The U.S. Charge d’Affaires further warned:“Safe and effective treatment to prevent malaria in pregnancy is available during antenatal care, and sleeping under a long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito net is vital. Increasing access to health services, especially for the poor, is a sound and sustainable investment that can command great economic returns. Programs to train community health workers to provide treatment for malaria and other childhood illnesses have been successfully scaled up in a number of countries, improving access to care for those least able to seek out those services at health facilities. The health and future of ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Liberians is at stake. Reducing and possibly eliminating the malaria burden will be critical to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and will help advance development efforts in Liberia by reducing school absenteeism, fighting poverty, increasing gender parity and improving maternal and child health.“I want to acknowledge my colleagues and counterparts in Liberia, who work tirelessly in communities every day from Monday to Saturday. You are making possible our dream of ending malaria. But we can’t do this alone. And donor resources are not sufficient to reach our targets. We need innovative approaches to financing and increased engagement with the private sector. I call on all partners, businesses and communities to join our efforts to end malaria in Liberia, and worldwide, once and for all.”The observance of World Malaria Day, followed by the launch of the African Vaccination WeekMeanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) says about 3.2 billion people are at risk of malaria. The statement followed the celebration of World Malaria Day and African Vaccination Week celebrated in Ganta yesterday by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare and the Nimba County Health Team.A dispatch from the director of WHO Global Malaria Program, read by WHO representative to Liberia Dr. Alex Gasasira, said last year 214 million new cases of the disease were reported in 95 countries, with over 400, 000 reportedly dying from malaria.He said since 2000, malaria mortality rate has declined by 60 percent globally and added that in the WHO African Region, malaria mortality rate fell by 66 percent among all age groups and 71 percent among children under five. “The advances came through the use of core malaria control tools that have been widely deployed over the last decade; insecticide – treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, rapid diagnostic testing and artemisinin – based combination therapies,” he said.He further noted that the efficacy of the tools that secured the gains against malaria in the early years of this century is now threatened.“Mosquitoes’ resistance to insecticides used in nets and indoor residual spraying is growing and so too is parasite resistance of a component of one of the most powerful antimalarial medicines,” he explained.This year’s World Malaria Day is held under the theme, “End Malaria for good and close the immunization gap, stay polio free,” with the slogan: “Pregnant women, go to the clinic for your malaria medicine; parents take your child five times to the clinic or hospital for vaccination before they reach the age of one.”The commemoration started with a parade on the main street of Ganta, followed by an indoor program, where several children were vaccinated to mark the beginning of the African Vaccination Week.Dr. Gasasira maintained that further progress against malaria will likely require new tools that do not exist today and the further refining of new technologies.He said, “Last year, for the first time, the European Medicines Agencies issued a positive scientific opinion on a malaria vaccine.“In January 2016, WHO recommended large – scale pilot projects of the vaccine in several African countries, which could pave the way for wider deployment in the years ahead.” Regarding the African Vaccination Week, it was led and coordinated by the WHO Regional Office for Africa and implemented by countries in the region. The initiative provides a unique opportunity for countries and partners to strengthen national immunization programs through advocacy and partnership.Keynote speaker, Rep. Larry P. Younquoi assured the Ministry of Health and its partners that he is going to lobby with colleagues in the 53rd National Legislature to increase the health budget to end the fight against malaria.Rep. Younquoi’s remark came after Dr. Gasasira said the fight against malaria requires strong political commitment and funding.“Vigorous leadership by the government of affected countries is key, and the government must strengthen surveillance of cases to identify gaps in coverage and be prepared to take action based on the information Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Fort St. John Atom Flyers hosted a tournament over the weekend and for local players and coaches it was a huge success. Two Flyers clubs took part and came away with the gold and silver medals.The Pimm’s Production Flyers defeated Chetwynd to win gold by a score of 10-3, and the Kinsmen Flyers won silver after a falling 6-4 to Yellowknife.Kids nine and ten years old were on the ice. Overall nine teams took part including squads from Prince George, and Grande Prairie.- Advertisement –
She estimated that the average local taxpayer in 2006-07 was paying about $24 per $100,000 of property value to repay the 2001 bonds. The report recommended taking a look at the list of pending construction projects, ranking them by priority and considering changes in the scope of some. For example, the district could save about $2 million on the performing arts centers at Canyon and Saugus high schools if it cut the number of seats at each from 500 to 400. Paul Rivas, Hart’s facilities director for modernization projects, has cut some costs by switching construction methods. He suggested paring frills to keep costs down. “If we keep building our high schools to these set models, two years down the road our $150 million school will become a $240 million school,” Rivas said. “We need to look at educational space when we talk about educational equity, not the d cor inside any given principal’s office and the grandness of their ceilings. “We want quality schools and we won’t sacrifice that quality, but if there are ways to save money we will explore them.” But some board members said they are unwilling to compromise on new schools. “Keep in mind these are just suggestions and no decisions have been made yet,” Superintendent Jaime Castellanos said. “In four short years, we built two high schools and a junior high school and we almost finished the modernization of three more schools.” firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the past five years, the district built two high schools and two junior highs and began modernizing three campuses, managing a rate of growth one consultant called unheard-of in California. Now there are plans to build a high school in Castaic and performing arts centers at Canyon and Saugus high schools. And more renovation projects are proposed, but will be reviewed at a later date. On Monday, the Dolinka Group financial consultants cited various ways the district could narrow its funding gap, including placing a bond measure on the June 2008 ballot. Ann Feng-Gagne of the Dolinka Group said such bonds would not increase the previously approved tax rate of $30 per $100,000 of assessed property value and would be adjusted against new, and appreciated, home values. “In 2001, voters approved a $30 tax per $100,000 worth of property value, which totaled to a $158 million bond, but since then house sales have gone up, and total assessed values have gone up,” Feng-Gagne said. SANTA CLARITA – Faced with a possible debt of more than $100 million in the next few years, the Hart Union High School District board is looking at options that include floating a bond measure next year and selling off some assets. At a special board meeting of the district Monday night, staffers and board members met with developers, financial consultants and the community to discuss ways to manage an anticipated shortfall of $124 million by the 2009-10 fiscal year. Skyrocketing construction costs coupled with the increased scope of building projects and a reduction in state funding are largely to blame for the shortfall. “A few years ago we could build an entire high school for under $80 million, and now construction costs have ballooned and to build that same school two years from now will cost 175 million (dollars),” said Rob Gapper, the district’s chief operations officer. “This is not a problem unique to the Hart district. School districts across the state are now faced with the same challenges.”
PACOIMA – A 37-year-old gang member who was on parole for a robbery conviction was arrested last night at a halfway house in connection with a violent knifing and botched robbery that left a 35-year-old man temporarily in a coma, police said today. Johnny Abraham Kakar, a house painter from the Clanton Street gang, was in custody on attempted robbery charges in connection with an Aug. 30 incident that left a man with a stab wound to his trachea, said Los Angeles Police Detective Maria Roble. The stabbing victim, whose name was withheld for his protection, was taken to a local hospital where he went into a coma for four days and then came out of it. He is expected to recover, Roble said. Kakar and an accomplice, who has not been arrested, are accused of trying to do a daylight stick-up in front of a strip mall at Van Nuys and Laurel Canyon boulevards after deciding they needed more money to continue a daylong drinking and smoking fest, Roble said. The assailants are accused of attacking a man after he told them he didn’t have any money. Witnesses saw the man bleeding, heard him screaming and noted the license plate of the cream-colored Nissan Maxima that the men escaped in, Roble alleged. Police did not identify the second man. Kakar was arrested yesterday afternoon at a halfway house on Orion Avenue in Van Nuys. He was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail on attempted robbery charges with no bail. —————————————————- For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Trashing the Valley” (Editorial, March 1): The total estimated value of Sunshine Canyon Landfill is $29 billion. Our trash isn’t going anywhere, regardless of the dog and pony show put on by our City Council members. Get my drift? Patrick Weir Chatsworth First, some leadership Re “Dumped on – again” (March 1): I think we all knew the City Council would renew the contract. There was no other thing they could do. They have not been able to look ahead and see what is needed for the future. They have not provided any leadership – in ages – for us. Now let’s all of us call our councilmen and tell them to get going, on a bond sale and planning for a garbage-to-energy facility and use it to desalt the ocean, so we can have water here in the future. Nothing can be more important than that to the city and the state. Alonzo Minard Sun Valley Trash talk Re “Dumped on – again” (March 1): Our mayor and council members, the North Valley Coalition and the Daily News know the lingo; BFI is fluent. No alternative to Sunshine Canyon has been devised in over 30 years. The city is looking at a $250 million deficit (potentially $500 million in five years), so an extra $29 million dollars a year to ship our “garbage” to other cities is not a very intelligent solution, especially as we are learning after years of sending “our” sewage sludge to Bakersfield. BFI will continue to operate, possibly costing everyone in the city more than just $29 million a year. Our politicians talk in circles and with deception (remember to vote), local residents talk about legitimate concerns, but not representative of the needs of a city of millions. BFI, they’re talking trash, which is our problem and their business. John B. Miller III Chatsworth Nothing is inappropriate Re “LAUSD calls for community aid” (Feb. 23): Roy Romer says, “I don’t think that it’s inappropriate for this district to have one (two) signature place – but this one place we’re going to make an investment for history and for students.” Underlying problem at the LAUSD – nothing is inappropriate as long as they design, publicize and politic it first, and taxpayers pay later. It’s the second time for this title at the Los Angeles Unified School District. The first is the unopened Belmont Leaning Center. The LAUSD will design and politic and the people of Los Angeles will pay, again and again and again. Politics and buildings first, education and students later. Peter Meysenburg Arcadia Secure ports Re “Port deal faces new questions” (Feb. 28): The basic question is – do we have an independent nation or not? The USA was founded on the most forward-looking ideals of any nation on this planet. We are not just like everybody else. It is therefore important that we maintain, retain and as needed, re-obtain, our national integrity. Not only should we reject the UAE agreement to run the ports, but we need to re-evaluate all earlier agreements which outsourced control to some other nation. Lou Teff Tujunga Look at Clinton Re “Port deal faces new questions” (Feb. 28): Common sense requires a careful investigation if a foreign-owned company – especially a Mideast one – wants to manage the shipping in U.S. ports. We’re told this was done. More investigation won’t hurt; that’s being done too. Then why the outrage that almost surpasses that over 9-11? Could it be the national election later this year, which seems to be controlling all issues? For once, I’ll credit the words of Bill Clinton, who goes beyond President Bush by saying he has a very high opinion of Dubai as a good ally which is trying to build a new Middle East. Apparently Bill and Hillary Clinton, a leader of the anti-Dubai crowd, still don’t communicate. Charles K. Sergis Calabasas Justice denied Re “Justice delayed” (Editorial, Feb. 24): Here’s a question that begs an answer. Why do we invest so much time and energy in providing a humane death to murderers who murder in such brutal and inhumane ways? Did they for one second afford their victims similar consideration? Capital punishment should continue in California – only more swiftly. Our moral ethics and responsibility should be devoted to understanding and alleviating the everlasting pain of the victims’ families rather than that of the rights of the brutal murderer. Murderers, such as Michael Morales and Tookie Williams, gave up their rights to be treated as humans when they acted as vicious animals. Dolly Greene Northridge Algebra alternatives Re “Algebra is important” (Your Opinions, Feb. 28): Problem-solving can be learned and done in many ways other than by using algebra or geometry to learn logic. Fifty years ago these math courses were a requirement in the high schools for those heading for college. But for those not going in that direction, there were business or vocational courses which taught logic, many different ways to solve problems, and how to earn a living using their own talents. Not everyone likes or can do all that math. Give those kids the benefit of classes they can use to be successful in whatever fields they might have talents in. To have a successful community, we need workers and people in all stages of work. You can’t build a house without an architect, plummer, electrician and someone to hit the nails. Betty Jenkins Chatsworth Ban the amber signs Re “It’s the trucks” (Your Opinions, Feb. 28): Thanks Gary Haskins for trying to fix the freeway problems, but if you have a million cars and trucks on the freeway it doesn’t matter how you re-arrange them, it’s still going to be congested. But if you take those amber signs down, those morons stopping to read them will not stop traffic like they do. I drive the 405 Freeway and it’s a parking lot, and I am waiting to see an accident, but there’s no accident, just people looking at the amber signs and stopping traffic. Take down the amber signs. Joe Pinoy Lozano Mission Hills Extending the subway Re “IQ of elected” (Your Opinions, Feb. 24): George Timko apparently believes that extending the Metro Red Line down Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica is not a “quality of life” issue. I disagree. In Los Angeles, mobility is a crucial aspect of daily life, and increasing traffic congestion has a negative effect on the quality of life in the region. Mayor Villaraigosa recognizes this and has begun the process for a subway extension, so that it can be completed before traffic on Wilshire Boulevard hopelessly gridlocks … and, more importantly, before it also sends parallel arterials Pico and Olympic boulevards and Sixth Street into permanent gridlock as well from the overflow traffic. Kymberleigh Richards Public Affairs Director Southern California Transit Advocates Not the amendments Re “Ignoring the laws” (Your Opinions, Feb. 14): John Sibert’s understanding of the U.S. Constitution is somewhat lacking. He should take note of the following: The Second Amendment guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. The Third Amendment provides: “No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner; nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.” In spite of John’s belief to the contrary, the First Amendment does not “give congress authority to pass laws” nor does the Third Amendment give “the Judiciary the authority to interpret them.” Jim Nolan Los Angeles California taxes Re “We pay more” (Your Opinions, Feb. 27): Regarding Barbara Valiensi’s query as to why gas is so much more in Southern California versus Pennsylvania, I am sure what she will find it is the significant difference in taxes paid by Californian’s compared to those in Pennsylvania. That is why we hear of prices in other states always being less than ours. The wholesale prices are essentially the same. Bill Moak Simi Valley
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, Sept. 13, afternoon.Following a grueling week of training, Fischer finished fourth at the Oz Memorial last Friday evening. He completed the 4-mile course in 20:01.4 behind runners from Wisconsin and South Dakota State. During the race, he was briefly tripped up at the 5k mark, but rebounded to challenge the lead pack down the stretch and put himself in position for a potential win. In his two races this season, he has finished second and fourth.The honor is the second in as many weeks for Fischer this season.Following two tough weeks of training and competition, the Bulldogs will remain close to home this weekend to compete in the Grand View Invitational on Friday, Sept. 16 before traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 1.Print Friendly Version
A Letterkenny man received a speeding fine for a courtesy car he was not driving.Jim Rogers, from Lismonaghan, appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday to appeal the summons.He explained to Judge Paul Kelly that his car had been left in with a service at McGinley Motors in Letterkenny for three days. He had transferred his insurance to the courtesy car for those three days.However he received a speeding summons for another courtesy car which he was not driving on April 1st last.Judge Paul Kelly struck the charge out.MAN RECEIVED SPEEDING FINE FOR COURTESY CAR HE WAS NOT DRIVING was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalJim Rogersletterkennyspeeding fine
A 21-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving causing deaths following a Bundoran car crash last August.Joseph Gilroy from Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, appeared at Donegal Town District Court this morning. RTE reports that Gilroy was charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of Shiva Devine and Conall McAleer on 19th August 2018 at Eastend, Bundoran. He was also charged with causing serious bodily harm to another crash victim, Rachel Elliott.Gilroy was remanded on bail to allow for the preparation of the book of evidence. He will appear in Ballyshannon court in June.Man charged in fatal Bundoran crash was last modified: May 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
The long wait for a new Clearly Centre in Donegal Town is another step closer today (Mon) as it was confirmed that the project has been given the green light. Donegal TD, Pat the Cope Gallagher, said he had received confirmation from the Office of the Minister for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, that the Donegal Town centre would be included in Budget 2020.He said: “In 2018, the Cleary Centre met with the Minister on a delegation to the Dail when they received a commitment that the centre would be included in the building programme of the Department and the HSE. “However, they were not included in the 2019 capital budget for the construction of a new building for the centre.“In the intervening two years, I have carried out extensive lobbying on their behalf to ensure the delivery of this project.“Today, we have seen the culmination of all that hard work with the confirmation of funding for the project,” added Pat the Cope.“I will be calling on the HSE to waste no time in getting a design team appointed for the new Cleary Centre and to work closely with the Cleary committee to ensure that the designs meet their needs. “It is essential that this project move forward without any further delays,” added Pat the Cope.Pat the Cope continued: “The Cleary Centre carries out trojan work on behalf of the disability sector, providing supports for those with intellectual disabilities.“In 2014, the centre was deemed to be no longer fit for purpose and a new purpose-built Centre would be required to ensure the long-term future of the centre.“Initially the Centre was refused inclusion in the building programme of the Department of Health and the capital plan of the HSE, but following pressure applied on the Minister and the Department it was subsequently agreed that the Cleary Centre be included on the programme, but no funding was approved at the time in 2018 or in the 2019 capital plans.“Today’s announcement is the confirmation we were all waiting for and with the confirmation of capital funding, this much-needed project can now move to the construction stage. “I will maintain pressure on the HSE and Department in order that this project moves swiftly to the next stages so that no further delay occurs in delivering this much-needed project,” concluded Pat the Cope.Donegal Town disability centre gets green light for funding for new building was last modified: November 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
South Africa kept its fourth position out of 54 countries in the 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released on Monday, and edged up in the safety and rule of law category. South Africa’s ranking on the 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance didn’t remains at fourth spot as last year. Slight improvements have been made to the country’s rule of law and rural sector. (Images: Brand South Africa) • Piketty’s focus on inequality may also set a blueprint for the study of economics • We look up to you: Ibrahim • Active citizenship in South Africa at a healthy level • South Africa rises 7 places in annual WEF Global Competitiveness Index • What South Africa can learn from Piketty about addressing inequality Shamin ChibbaSouth Africa has kept its fourth position out of 54 countries on the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), while gaining ground in the safety and rule of law category. According to the 2015 IIAG, released in London on Monday 5 October, the country’s overall score increased by 0.2 points from 72.8 in 2013 to 73 in 2014.This follows an improved performance in the 2015/16 World Economic Forum annual Global Competitiveness Index, released last week, which saw South Africa rise seven places from 56 to 49 of 140 countries.The Ibrahim Index ranks a country’s overall governance within the African context. It is organised into four distinct conceptual categories: economic opportunity, safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, and human development.The IIAG, produced annually since 2007, is one of the key initiatives the Mo Ibrahim Foundation – established by Sudanese-British mobile communications mogul Mo Ibrahim – uses to improve governance and leadership in Africa.Improved data this year allows South Sudan, Africa’s newest country, to be included in the index, together with its northern neighbour Sudan.South Africa’s law, safety improvingWithin the safety and rule of law category, South Africa’s increasing standards were reflected in the score, moving from 66.9 in 2013 to 68.4 in 2014.While the country’s business environment remains stable, its rural sector improved from 59.8 in the previous index to 62.3 this year.According to a statement from the Ibrahim Foundation, the gap in overall governance between the regions is widening, with Southern Africa still the best performing region with an average of 58.9. “[They are] followed by West Africa (52.4), North Africa (51.2) and East Africa (44.3). Central Africa is the lowest ranking region with an average score of 40.9, and is the only region to have deteriorated since 2011.”There has also been a marginal improvement in Africa’s overall governance. This is “underpinned by positive performances in only two categories, human development (+1.2) and participation and human Rights (+0.7)”. However, the index found both sustainable economic opportunity (-0.7) and safety and rule of law (-0.3) have deteriorated. Note that the ranking cannot be compared with previous years’ data. Annual refinements are made to the scores, and the entire IIAG dataset is revised retrospectively. Analysis above therefore draws comparisons between years based entirely on 2015 IIAG dataset. For more details on methodology, see themethodologysection of the IIAG website.