O’Leary wants Aer Lingus

first_imgTuesday 19 October 2010 7:51 pm Share whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Ryanair hopes the Irish government’s financial woes will help the low-cost carrier finally seal a takeover of Aer Lingus, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary told a German newspaper yesterday.Ryanair, which owns almost 30 per cent of Aer Lingus, has tried twice to take over its rival but has struggled to overcome opposition from the Irish government which holds a quarter of Aer Lingus.“The government is broke now, it has to sell its holdings. In the end, it will sell Aer Lingus as well,” O’Leary said in an interview published in daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung yesterday.Ireland said at the end of last month it could cost as much as €50bn (£44bn), or over €11,000 per head of a recession-weary population, to unwind years of reckless lending to developers during the “Celtic Tiger” boom. “And I hope, we will buy [Aer Lingus],” O’Leary said, adding he would aim to expand Aer Lingus as quickly as possible following any deal. center_img Tags: NULL Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap O’Leary wants Aer Lingus Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Timeslast_img read more

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CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

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I’d buy the best UK shares now at cheap prices to double my money

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! A plan to buy the best UK shares at cheap prices is not a new idea. It has been used over many decades to take advantage of the ups and downs of share prices. It has generally been successful because it means an investor purchases stocks at discounts to their intrinsic values. Over time, this can mean high returns as their prospects and investor sentiment improve.Clearly, deciding which companies are the best ones to buy is always going to be subjective. However, an investor with a clear strategy to identify such businesses, and to buy them at cheap prices, has an advantage. They could find that their portfolio doubles in value quicker than it would from tracking the stock market.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buying the best UK shares now at cheap prices to capitalise on market cyclesThe best UK shares to buy now are likely to be those businesses that will still be around to benefit from a long-term recovery. History suggests such a turnaround will ultimately happen across a range of sectors that continue to experience tough operating conditions for now. After all, the economy has always bounced back to post positive GDP growth following every previous recession. Similarly, the FTSE 100 has always produced new record highs after its bear markets.Buying high-quality companies that trade at cheap prices is a simple way for an investor to use such a recovery to their advantage. After all, they are essentially buying companies for less than they are likely to be worth over the long run. Yes, they may fluctuate in price in the short run due to likely challenges in the coming months. But buying an asset at a low price provides greater scope for capital growth as a recovery takes hold.Making 100% returns from high-quality companiesAs mentioned, there is likely to be debate regarding what are the best UK shares to buy now. For example, some investors may focus more on growth, while others may prefer resilient businesses. However, a strategy that aims to identify them when they trade at low prices may be able to outperform the wider stock market. It could instil discipline and a requirement to focus on company fundamentals that avoids unattractive companies.Even if such a strategy fails to beat the FTSE 100, matching the index’s return could lead to a doubling of an initial investment within nine years. The index has posted annual total returns of around 8% since its inception in 1984. This means that £1,000 invested in it has previously grown to £2,000 within nine years.Clearly, the same rate of return cannot be guaranteed in future. As such, it seems logical to seek to outperform the stock market through buying the best UK shares now while they trade at cheap prices. They may be among the most likely stocks to beat the market to double an investment. See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’d buy the best UK shares now at cheap prices to double my money Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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CALIFORNIA: In vetoing TRUST Act governor strays from his own…

first_img [Episcopal News Service] When describing Governor Jerry Brown’s recent veto of California’s immigration reform bill, my bishop nailed it: “The governor’s veto seems at odds with his core values as manifested in his allegiance with causes of justice. We (religious leaders) hope the governor will return to the best of what he has been in the past.”The immigration reform bill, called the TRUST Act, sought to work around the many problems caused by the federal Secure Communities Program. That program requires local law enforcement to share with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials the fingerprints of arrested individuals. If the fingerprints match records in immigration’s database, immigration can request that the person be held for deportation. Local law enforcement is then free to decide whether to honor that request.Because of confusion–and sometimes racial profiling–on the part of local law enforcement, the Secure Communities Program has torn apart countless families in California, deporting immigrant parents, sometimes leaving small children stranded here. As a result of this flawed program, undocumented immigrant parents drop their kids at school in the morning with no guarantee they will be able to pick them up at day’s end; immigrants now fear that any conversation with police–even to report a crime–could lead to deportation; and victims of domestic violence suffer abuse in silence, afraid to call police.The Secure Communities Program has resulted in 80,000 deportations in California alone, 70 percent of which involved only minor offenses or none at all. In many cases a person has ended up in deportation proceedings after being pulled over simply for a broken tail light. Even U.S. citizens have been deported because of errors in immigration’s database.These are but a few of the reasons our recent General Convention called for the Secure Communities Program to be stopped altogether.The TRUST Act would have worked around this program’s many problems by specifying more clearly   the type of person state and local police can hold for deportation. The person would have to be either convicted of a felony or charged by the district attorney with a criminal offense.Sadly, Governor Brown chose not to sign this bill. His alleged reasons for the veto do not accurately portray the provisions of the bill itself. Nor do they acknowledge the extensive two-year conversation with his own office that preceded the bill’s passage by the state Legislature. His decision means that pain and fear must now remain part of the life of every undocumented immigrant in California.Our scriptures say much about immigration. There are words from Leviticus: “When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt.” And words like these from our greatest teacher: “When I was a stranger, you welcomed me.”  These teachings have shaped the core values of Governor Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit who once marched with the United Farmworkers and ministered to the dying alongside Mother Theresa.Had Governor Brown acted from such values, he would have used this moment to alleviate the unbelievable pain and fear in the immigrant community.My bishop, the Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, is right. The core values of our tradition that once led Jerry Brown to bold dramatic stands for justice should have led him in this moment to listen to California’s increasingly vulnerable immigrant community. Had he done so, he would have signed the TRUST Act that is critical to the survival of their families.— The Rev. Richard Smith is priest associate at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in San Francisco, in the Diocese of California.  Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Vicki Gray says: By Richard SmithPosted Oct 2, 2012 Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Immigration, Kathleen Kuczynski says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing October 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm Thank you Richard and Marc for speaking out on the Governor’s baffling veto of the Trust Act that would have withdrawn California’s complicit enforcement of the “Secure Communities” law that has instilled such fear and insecurity among our Latino brothers and sisters. Equally puzzling was his veto of the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights which would have afforded basic labor protections to such workers and the farm workers’ heat protection bills that would have made it a misdemeanor crime, punishable by jail time and fines, to not provide appropriate water or shade to workers laboring under high heat conditions. As the UFW has pointed out, farm animals will, as a result of the latter veto, continue to have more protections under California law than farm workers.People of faith will continue to speak out in support of those so cruelly disadvantaged and exploited by our government’s continued inattention to the least among us.One way that Episcopalians in the Bay Area can do so would be to join the members of the East Bay Interfaith Immigration Coalition from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm this Saturday and the first Saturday of every month to help staff an information table to provide legal advice and pastoral care to the families of those scooped up in the “Secure Communities” net and detained at the West County Detention Center (50 Giant Highway, Richmond) from whence 120 of our neighbors have already been deported. Contact the Rev. Deborah Lee at [email protected] for information about training. 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Pachamanca House / 51-1 Arquitectos

first_imgSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma+ 27 Share “COPY” Houses Peru Pachamanca House / 51-1 Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771862/pachamanca-house-51-1-arquitectos Clipboard Pachamanca House / 51-1 ArquitectosSave this projectSavePachamanca House / 51-1 Arquitectos Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Lima, Peru photographs:  Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma Photographs:  Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma Project Team:César Becerra, Fernando Puente Arnao and Manuel de Rivero with Edinson Cueva, Sara Gagliarini, David Ávila, Gianfranco Palomino, Mauricio Gilbonio, Militza Carrillo, Eduardo Peláez, Favio ChumpitazGeneral Contractor:Américo ChavezStructural Engineers:Salcedo IngenierosLandscape Consultant:Luis CamachoInterior/Decoration:Contemporanea, Liz Sosa DesignArchitects In Charge:César Becerra, Fernando Puente Arnao, Manuel de RiveroCity:LimaCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. Pachamanca is an ancient Peruvian technique of cooking under the ground with stones and species.  It is a spiritual offering of respect to mother earth (in quechua language, pacha means ‘earth’ and manca means ‘pot’)Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaA couple asked us to design a house for them -professional chefs- and their daughters.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe site is on a terrace of a hill, overlooking the city of Lima and the Pacific Ocean. We were asked by our clients to come up with the most respectful house in the neighborhood and with luxuries being conceptual instead of material.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaLima’s absolute lack of rain (less than 8mm per year!) determines an arid landscape where green appears only when water is brought from 100km away in the Andes mountains.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaIn Lima, Green is a luxury.Instead of a building, we decided to start the project by generating an exuberant green landscape. Buildings tend to age and get uglier while vegetation grows and gets better over time.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaManipulating the site we generated a hill, a valley, a plateau, a cliff, a cave, a ravine, a shore…then each corresponded to certain vegetation class while changing altitude: trees, grasses, vegetables, hanging plants, xerophilous, hydrophytes…Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaOnce defined the new landscape, it was inhabited with the house program: dormitories, bathrooms, kitchen, dining, living, home office, garage… carefully pairing the spatial and viewing qualities obtained to their functional requirements.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe house –as an exuberant landscape- purposely lacks a hierarchical structure, having multiple entrances, levels and routes, while constantly blurring interior and exterior enabled by the mildness of Lima’s climate (never colder than 14ºC or warmer than 28ºC).Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaThe house –as an exuberant landscape- purposely shows a rich diversity of finishes and textures: different cuts of local stone, many sorts of recycled wood, concrete imprints, etc.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionBaroque and Povera at the same time, like a Pachamanca.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaProject gallerySee allShow less4 Lessons Pixar Films Can Teach Us About ArchitectureArticlesSimpsonHaugh and Partners Begins Construction on Dollar Bay Residential Tower in LondonUnbuilt Project Share Architects: 51-1 arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2012 2012 Area:  682 m² Area:  682 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771862/pachamanca-house-51-1-arquitectos Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this office51-1 arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLimaPeruPublished on August 17, 2015Cite: “Pachamanca House / 51-1 Arquitectos” 17 Aug 2015. 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New cheque scam targets charities

first_imgThe Charity Commission yesterday issued an alert warning charities about this scam. One charity came close to falling prey to the conmen when it received a cheque for £4,500. The Brian Byrnes Memorial Fund, which supports Bangladeshi orphans, was contacted by a “Dr Mark Williams” who seemingly delivered on his offer of a substantial donation. Before thecharity cashed it in, it was asked to return £2,500 but to a different bank account and one that belonged to “a charity in Nigeria.”Chairman of the charity’s trustees, Peter Byrnes, said: “It was so believable – the cheque was from a genuine bank and I spoke to the donor on the phone several times. We’re used to spotting scams, but because we received a cheque from an individual, we tookit as legitimate. I’m just relieved we didn’t make any repayment, as the cheque bounced.”Liz Carnell, founder and director of the Yorkshire-based charity Bullying Online, has reported being targeted twice with the same scam. “I was immediately suspicious,” she said, after receiving e-mail notifications of impending donations. “I checked the IP address and found in both cases the e-mails originated from an Internet cafe in Lagos, Nigeria. In this latest case, two further emails followed which originated from Israel. A cheque arrived from Holland this morning, notfor £3,000 but for £5,500.”What should you do if you receive such promised donations? Simon Gillespie, director of operations at the Charity Commission, said: “This is a very sinister operation because it is so plausible.Charities should never return any donation before the cheque has cleared. These type of requests should be treated with great cautionand if trustees have any suspicions they should contact their local police or call the Commission’s helpline on 0870 333 0123. We want all charities to be alert to this scam.” Howard Lake | 14 February 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new version of the Nigerian advanced fee scam involves the conmen sending charities a very attractive cheque for several thousand pounds.The cheque comes from a donor with an English-sounding name, but is followed very quickly by a request to refund half of the fee due to an administrative error by the donor. When the charity does bank the cheque it finds that it is a forgery and will bounce. If the charity has refunded the sum then it will have lost several thousand pounds.Given the majority of UK charities have annual incomes of under £10,000, losing such a fee could put them out of business. It is these small charities that the conmen are targeting. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New cheque scam targets charitieslast_img read more

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Five tweets for fundraisers on 2 October 2018

first_img— Nikki Bell (@CharityNikki) September 29, 2018 5. #ILoveCharityDoes the public understand what charities do? Probably not. So SCVO has put together a short video introduction to explain all, as part of its #ILoveCharity campaign.As part of our #ILoveCharity campaign we’ve created an animated resource for members of the public, to help explain what the modern third sector involves in 2018. Help us spread the word! https://t.co/iMUWRXjqCh pic.twitter.com/HpqGIN6Cjv— SCVO (@scvotweet) September 26, 2018 1. In a tearing hurry? This is just the ticketHow can you speed up the process of tearing raffle tickets – without risking ripping them up? Here’s the timesaving tip you need.Hang on, so I’ve worked in #fundraising for 8 years & only just learned this super quick raffle ticket ripping technique?! ? pic.twitter.com/Tlf0ARpqqa Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  224 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 It’s time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents – for less cost, less stress, more joy. Here’s why (from @itvMLshow), spread the message if you agree… pic.twitter.com/Kt5FlrX5r7— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) September 26, 2018 It’s October but we’ve got a Christmas message already amongst these tweets. Plus a gift to you – a tip on how to tear raffle tickets quickly and reliable. Welcome to our occasional round-up of five tweets that fundraisers should know about. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 3. The Venn-erable readWe’ve probably shared Mark Phillips’ Venn diagram before but it conveys a valuable truth about fundraising that is good to be reminded of.Yes! A Venn diagram! The Most Important Venn Diagram In The #Nonprofit Sector https://t.co/j3c2yhzf1L by @Markyphillips via @bloomerangTech #nonprofits pic.twitter.com/RgfoZ3v5fW— Cap Campaign Masters (@CapCamMasters) September 12, 2018center_img  223 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: christmas donors Funding Raffles Twitter 2. Right said threadTwitter needn’t only be about short, concise messages. The Twitter thread (one person posting a series of related messages one after the other) can prove a valuable way of summarising information when done well. Consider it a micro-Powerpoint presentation.Here’s a fine example based on six years’ experience of handling and judging funding applications to BBC Children in Need.Thread alert! My 6yrs recommending/declining funding applications for Children in Need has ended. I thought charity folks may find some of what I’ve learnt handy. Here are my 11 (everyone loves a freebie) tips. Just my observations, not the views of CiN or others…@sccoalition— Jon Arnold (@jonmarnold) September 21, 2018 Main image: “blue bird embroidery” by in pastel is licensed under CC BY 2.0 4. Christmas presents of mindFinancial journalist Martin Lewis has just encouraged his audience not to give in to the urge to give unnecessary Christmas presents. “Let’s ban unnecessary Christmas presents” he says, to applause from the audience.He encourages us all to create a Christmas pre-NUP – “a Christmas No Unnecessary Presents” pact.Even better, he adds, why not donate to charity instead? Five tweets for fundraisers on 2 October 2018 Howard Lake | 2 October 2018 | Newslast_img read more

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Is the Senate Ready to Tackle GMO Labeling?

first_img Is the Senate Ready to Tackle GMO Labeling? Facebook Twitter The Senate is back in session after a two-week break. The Senate failed to limit debate on a voluntary GMO-labeling bill last month, and supporters are vowing to try again. Politico’s Morning Ag questions if enough middle ground can be found to get farm-state Democrats and state’s-rights Republicans to vote for the bill. Talks on how to move forward could begin this week. Time is an issue as there are fewer than 90 days before Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law takes effect.Politco is also keeping an eye on the Senate because it’s been over a month since the Agriculture Committee passed a bill to reauthorize child nutrition programs. However, the bill has yet to see floor time in the Senate chamber.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Is the Senate Ready to Tackle GMO Labeling? Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 5, 2016 Previous articleEPA Proposal Would Approve Dicamba use on GE Soybeans and CottonNext articleHerbruck’s to Break Ground on New Egg Facility Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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ER’s still open for business in Odessa

first_img Twitter Local News ER’s still open for business in Odessa WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – December 18, 2020 WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook TAGS  Dr. Jeff Pinnow M.D., an Emergency Department Physician at Medical Center Hospital, speaks during a press conference on Friday morning outside of MCH. In an odd twist, concerns about COVID-19 may be discouraging Odessa residents from seeking treatment for emergency health care, David Graham, emergency department director for Medical Center Health Systems, said during a Friday news conference. For example, pre-pandemic the hospital was averaging 180 emergency visits per day, MCHS officials noted. Since March, that number has plunged to as little as 100 people per day. “There’s been a lot of confusion in the community,” Graham said. “Every day I’m getting phone calls and even text messages from people asking if the emergency room is open. “The answer is “yes,” we’re open 24/7.” Officials at Odessa Regional Medical Center confirmed their emergency room is also open, but declined to provide any further details. Part of the confusion is people hear that hospitals are filled with COVID-19 patients and how overworked hospital staff are, Graham explained. While that is true, emergency rooms are separate entities that have their own staff. “A lot of people tell me, ‘Well, we know how overwhelmed hospitals are,’” Graham said. “No. People shouldn’t avoid us thinking that they’re doing us a favor. “We don’t want people to avoid us if they have a serious problem. If someone falls down and has hip pain, or feels tightness in their chest, they need to get checked out. There’s no reason to avoid us. We’re not overwhelmed in the ER.” The current estimated waiting period from when someone walks through the door is less than 10 minutes, ER staff noted during the news conference. An extra 7 beds have been added in the emergency department in order to see patients quicker and provide better social distancing. Graham said strict safety measures are in place to prevent visitors from being exposed to the coronavirus. “Everyone is screened before they enter the emergency room and placed in private rooms,” Graham said. Masks are provided to all visitors and very stringent cleaning and disinfectant measures are followed, he added. MCHS also provides care that other smaller emergency facilities don’t offer. “We offer monoclonal antibody treatments which have proven effective in people with mild cases of COVID,” Graham said. In order to prevent overcrowding and proper social distancing, only the adult seeking emergency services are allowed into the hospital, Graham said. They can only be accompanied inside by another adult if it’s medically or legally necessary. Young children can be accompanied by one adult. If someone brings a guest to help them fill out paperwork information, that guest must wait outside the emergency room and ER staff will go outside or call that person to help answer patient information, Graham said. Twitter Pinterest Previous articleOdessa man dies in 5-vehicle collision near StantonNext articleFOOTBALL: Permian vs Southlake Carroll Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Grandfather charged in granddaughter’s cruise ship death accepts plea deal

first_imgFamily Photo via Atty Michael Winkleman(NEW YORK) — The grandfather accused of dropping his granddaughter from an 11th floor window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico last year is accepting a plea deal.Salvatore Anello had lifted his 18-month-old granddaughter Chloe Wiegand onto a wood railing on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas when the toddler fell to her death.Defense attorney Jose Perez told ABC News last week that Anello didn’t want a plea deal, saying, “He is firm that he is innocent.”Anello, however, agreed to change his plea to guilty to put the matter to rest, attorney Michael Winkleman said.“This decision was an incredibly difficult one for Sam and the family, but because the plea agreement includes no jail time and no admission of facts, it was decided the plea deal is in the best interests of the family so that they can close this horrible chapter and turn their focus to mourning Chloe and fighting for cruise passenger safety,” Winkleman said.Chloe, who was traveling with her parents from their home in Indiana, was with her grandfather in the children’s water park play area when her grandfather placed her on the wood railing, which was in front of a wall of glass windows, according to Winkleman.Winkleman said the grandfather put Chloe on the railing thinking she’d bang on the glass. However, the window was open and she was “gone,” Winkleman said in July, calling Chloe’s death a “tragic accident that was preventable.”The family wants to raise awareness of the need for all common carriers to adhere to window fall prevention laws to prevent similar falls, Winkleman said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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