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Story HighlightsThe expanded Haemodialysis Unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, will be up and running by September.The $38 million project is being funded by the National Health Fund (NHF). The contract for the works was signed almost a year ago.The facility is “at a stage of practical completion” and all that is left is the installation of equipment and furniture, which should happen before September. Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (3rd left), listens to Acting Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Smykle (left), during a tour of the upgraded Haemodialysis Unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital on Friday, July 4. Others from (2nd left) are: Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister on Special Assignment to the Ministry of Health, Hon. Luther Buchanan; and member of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) board, Calvin G. Brown. RelatedContribution to the 2014/2015 Sectoral Debate by the Hon. Fenton Ferguson Expanded Haemodialysis Unit at Cornwall Regional to be Operational by SeptemberJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedMOH Concerned About Promotion of Alcohol Use The expanded Haemodialysis Unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, will be up and running by September.The $38 million project is being funded by the National Health Fund (NHF). The contract for the works was signed almost a year ago.Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, who toured the hospital on Friday, July 5, said the facility is “at a stage of practical completion” and all that is left is the installation of equipment and furniture, which should happen before September.He is optimistic that when completed, the unit will allow for the creation of additional beds to increase the hospital’s overall bed count.The Haemodialysis Unit is located on the hospital’s second floor, in space previously occupied by the Cornwall School of Nursing. It has benefited from expansion over the years to meet the increased demand for dialysis service, due to the rise in the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among Jamaicans.The unit has moved from five treatment stations in 1998, to 18 in 2013. The newly expanded facility will house some 27 dialysis stations, and will increase the treatment capacity from 123 on two shifts to 325 dialysis episodes for patients each week.A 2007 World Bank commissioned study showed that the direct and indirect treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure was costing Jamaica US$461million per annum.Diabetes, which is one of the main risk factors for kidney failure, is ranked as the leading cause of death among women and the third leading cause of death for men in Jamaica.The Minister was accompanied on the tour by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister on Special Assignment to the Ministry of Health, Hon. Luther Buchanan; ministry officials, members of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA); and the Chief Executive Officer of Cornwall Regional, Anthony Smykle. Expanded Haemodialysis Unit at Cornwall Regional to be Operational by September Health & WellnessJuly 8, 2014Written by: Sharon Earle RelatedImprovements to Health Sector Platform for Rural Development Advertisements
Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email A group of residents is suing the city of Kalispell over the new parking district in the neighborhood near Flathead High School, claiming the permitting system fails to adequately reduce congestion.Attorneys Sean Frampton and Johnna Preble filed a complaint in Flathead County District Court Sept. 2 on behalf of the Westside Neighbors Association, Inc., a newly formed organization initially made up of three residents. The group is asking the court to throw out the current parking district and force the city to re-establish a district that solves the “traffic, safety, and over-parking issues in the neighborhood,” according to court documents. The lawsuit surfaced three days after the school year commenced and the district restrictions went into effect.A request for a substitute judge was filed Sept. 8. District Court Judge Heidi Ulbricht was slated to hear the case. Ulbricht served as Kalispell’s judge for municipal court from 1994-2002 before being elected to district court.The group is requesting a jury trial.The lawsuit is the latest in a contentious saga involving parking around Flathead High School and Elrod Elementary School. Residents have long complained of congested streets, diminished property values and safety hazards due to the influx of students and staff parking in the area throughout the school year.The Kalispell City Council formally adopted Ordinance 1759 on Aug. 3, establishing a 15-block parking district that allowed students and staff from the high school to purchase parking passes along with residents. The council voted 5-2 on July 21 in favor of the district. The approved district was different than previous proposals, including an alternative that sought a five-block district that would exclude students and staff from purchasing passes.As of Sept. 9, students and staff had purchased 22 passes and 122 residential passes were issued, according to city officials. Each resident in the district can receive two free parking passes. Passes are $25 apiece.Police officers have been issuing warnings to vehicles without passes and will begin ticketing offenders Sept. 11.»»» Click here to view the lawsuit.To help alleviate congestion in the neighborhood, Kalispell School District #5 rearranged the entranceway to the high school and added over 20 parking spaces. Another 15 spaces were added in the elementary school playground.During the school year, roughly 250 parking spaces are lacking in the neighborhood around the two sites, according to city data.The lawsuit claims that the streets near the high school remain congested. The lawsuit claims that the congestion has resulted in emergency vehicles and snow plows being blocked or hindered in their performance in the past, and that property values have dropped due to the lingering issues.Devin Kuntz, a resident in the neighborhood who led many of the efforts to address congestion, disagreed with the lawsuit’s claims. He said it was too early to make any hard judgments about the district, but his first impression is that it has improved the situation.“As a resident in the area, compared to where it was, I’m quite pleased with where it’s gone,” he said. “It seems pretty effective. The streets seem fairly uncongested compared to what they were before.”The district, known as the Westside Neighborhood Parking Management Zone, features parking restrictions for Second Avenue West between Sixth and Ninth streets west; Third Avenue West between Fifth and Ninth streets west; Fourth Avenue West between Eighth and Ninth streets west; and all streets between Fourth Avenue and Second Avenue West.
Bill Pugliano/Getty ImagesBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(LANSING, Mich.) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pushed forward with her state’s emergency order late Thursday despite opposition from state leaders, protesters who rallied inside the State Capitol and the president.Whitmer signed a series of executive orders hours before the state of emergency was set to expire on April 30 and extended it to May 28, citing the growing number of cases and deaths in the state from the disease. The Democratic governor said that in some counties in western and northern Michigan, cases are doubling every six days or faster.“By refusing to extend the emergency and disaster declaration, Republican lawmakers are putting their heads in the sand and putting more lives and livelihoods at risk. I’m not going to let that happen,” she said in a statement.As of Friday, the state had 41,379 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,789 deaths, according to data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Wayne County, Michigan, is the fourth-highest county of deaths in the nation with 1,782 coronavirus-related fatalities, according to the data.The Republican-controlled State Legislature voted along party lines Thursday not to extend her initial order, citing the costs on the economy. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey acknowledged the pandemic’s toll on the state but argued that decisions on handling the virus shouldn’t be made by one person.“The end of the governor’s emergency declaration means we return to a system of checks and balances that ensures all voices are heard. It also means the legislature must vote to ensure continuity of other necessary changes made via executive order,” he said during the hearing.The vote came after 400 to 700 protesters, some of whom were armed and allegedly part of militias, entered the State Capitol Building and crowded the halls. The protesters, some of whom were not wearing face coverings, demanded to be let into the hearing and screamed in the faces of officers who blocked them from entering the chamber.Removing the state of emergency wouldn’t lift Whitmer’s stay-at home-order, which is in effect until May 15, but would limit her emergency powers moving forward during the pandemic. President Trump tweeted Friday that some of the protesters were “very fine people” who were angry and called on the governor to talk to them.“The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire,” he tweeted.Whitmer argued that the state of emergency order is necessary to keep the public safe and vowed to veto the senate and house bills that removed the order. In her executive orders, the governor cited provisions in the state’s Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 and Emergency Management Act of 1976 which gives the governor the right to declare a state of emergency during several scenarios including “disaster, rioting, catastrophe, or similar public emergency.”Shirkey’s office didn’t immediately respond to messages for comments on the new executive orders. A Michigan judge ruled Wednesday that Whitmer’s state of emergency didn’t infringe on citizen’s constitutional rights.Whitmer acknowledged the tough economic hit the state has taken since the pandemic began, as Michigan’s unemployment rate has soared over 1 million in the last few weeks, but she cautioned that if the state reopens stores and businesses too early, it could make the entire situation worse. She called on residents and leaders to put aside their differences and work together.“We’re all in this together. Defeating COVID-19 is an all hands on deck moment for our state, and I remain hopeful that Republicans in the legislature will stop the partisan games and start working with me to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly,” she said in a statement. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Goose has announced a pair of additional drive-in shows to take place in Essex Junction, VT (10/2) and Swanzey, NH (10/3). The latest drive-in show announcements from the Connecticut-based indie-groove band will follow previously announced, socially distant gigs in Yarmouth, MA (9/11, 9/12) and Morris, CT (9/16, 9/17).On the Burlington-area show on October 2nd, bassist Trevor Weekz noted, “I’m super stoked to get back to Burlington, the groovy UV has a special place in my heart. I spent a bunch of time up there, chillin’ in the Green Mountains with Champ.”As the bassist added when the band announced the two Connecticut shows last week, “People won’t be right up against the stage so I’m going to need everyone to bust out dance moves that are epic enough for me to see while we play.”The shows will follow all CDC guidelines for social distancing, with a limit of five people per car and mask-wearing enforced when traveling from your allotted space to and from the restrooms.Unlike the previously-announced socially distant Goose gigs, there will be no pre-sale period for the Vermont and New Hampshire performances. Instead, all tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 10th at 10 a.m. ET.Tickets for the Goose drive-in show at Essex Junction, VT’s Higher Ground Drive-In Experience will be available here.Tickets for the Goose drive-in show at the Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swanzey, NH will be available here.For more information on all of the upcoming Goose performances, head over to the band’s website here.
The courts service has announced its latest roll out of an online system with the statement that ’for most people, a visit to a probate registry or solicitor’s office is no longer needed’. The probate application system, which has been tested by invited users since 2017, is now available to most named executors in England and Wales, HM Courts and Tribunals Service announced yesterday. It allows up to four joint applicants to apply, pay and swear a statement of truth online.HMCTS chief executive Susan Acland-Hood, said: ‘I am delighted we are now able to offer this new, simpler way of doing probate to the public at large. It is part of the work we’re doing to make the justice system easier to navigate for everyone.’The service was set up under HMCTS’ £1bn court reform programme, along with online divorce and money claims. It can be used if the deceased was a permanent resident in England or Wales, if the applicant has the original will and is named as an executor, and for up to four joint applicants. Future developments will include the ability to apply for letters of administration in cases of intestacy. Specialist solicitors cautiously welcomed the development while warning of the potential dangers of DIY probate. Ian Bond, chair of the Law Society’s wills and equity committee, said that the online system ‘absolutely has its place and can be a great tool for administering simple estates’. However more complex estates can quickly become difficult to administer and many members of the public are unaware that they can find themselves personally liable for any mistakes they make, he said. ‘If in doubt over any complex probate issues, it is always best to consult a professional to ensure the estate is administered properly,’ Bond said.Matthew Lagden, chief executive of the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM), said that work to simplify and streamline the probate process should be welcomed and that firms participating in the pilot had given positive reports.However he noted when all or part of the residue of an estate is left to charity, it is always safest to involve a probate professional, preferably a solicitor. ‘There are complexities to the law relating to charitable estates that a lay person cannot reasonably be expected to know. Charities also have administrative requirements placed upon them by their auditors that solicitors understand and can deal with very efficiently,’ he said.
After Thursday’s comprehensive breakdown of the Chelsea-Antonio Conte-Maurizio Sarri situation by Il Mattino, Gazzetta dello Sport didn’t want to be outdone, deciding to give it a go themselves on Friday. Much of it is the same, with financial problems at the centre of it all, and, as things stand, the Blues’ current manager will be there on Monday to oversee the beginning of the Premier League club’s preseason.Relaying much of what the Times said on Thursday, Gazzetta do add a bit of their own information in there, explaining that, in theory, if Antonio Conte was sacked, Maurizio Sarri could force an exit.Good news, right? Sadly not, because Napoli still own their former manager’s image rights, and should he be seen wearing any logo other than that of Aurelio de Laurentiis’ team, he would be heavily fined.Embed from Getty ImagesThis means an amicable resolution is needed, with negotiations to regain full control of them.Despite a gut feeling this could be nearing the end, one way or another, there’s bound to be more twists and turns in this saga.We don’t know what’s coming next, but we certainly hope for the sanity of Chelsea fans that this is resolved sooner rather than later.If it means another year of Conte, so be it, but it won’t be pretty.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndo
Beroe welcomed CSKA 1948 in the last match of the program of the second round in efbet League. The match starts at 20:00 and will be played in Stara Zagora. The match will be available on air on DIEMA SPORTand we from Gong.bg we will follow all the most interesting from the collision minute by minute.Stara Zagora residents are in high spirits after they achieved a prestigious success with 2: 0 as a guest of Levski in the opening match for the campaign. Now the boys of Dimitar Dimitrov-Hero will try to strengthen the good impression and occupy the top as potentially one of the two teams with two successes from the first two matches.The selection process under Ayazmoto is not over yet, according to the experienced coach, and the goal for the team this season will be a place in the Europa League. However, Dimitrov will have some personnel problems before today’s match, after Dusan Pernish, Zoran Josipovic, Kukula and Kilian Lebon are injured.In the composition of CSKA 1948 the mood is also good after a good opening match in the elite and a 2: 2 draw in the derby with CSKA. However, the match in Stara Zagora is a new rather difficult test for Krassimir Balakov’s boys.Last week, the “reds” attracted two new class names, with Lazar Marin and Ivaylo Chochev mooring in the team. Central defender Dimitar Pirgov is in question for the match, while Andon Gushterov continues to recover from injury. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.
The World Cup is finally in sight for the U.S. women’s national team, and manager Jill Ellis is seeing her 23-player roster start to take shape.After qualifying for next summer’s showpiece in France with ease last month, Ellis can now turn her attention toward fine-tuning her roster and determining the final players who will make the cut. Ellis has used the two years after the 2016 Olympics to experiment, calling in 29 players for the first time in that period, but her roster for next summer now appears mostly set – barring injuries of course.That is mostly because Ellis has found a winning formula with her current group: After stumbling through the first half of 2017 the U.S. has now gone 26 consecutive games without a loss, a run that includes 23 wins.Here is Goal’s projection of the 23 players Ellis will bring to France as the U.S. looks to defend its World Cup title:GOALKEEPERS Streeter Lecka https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/de/7/kelley-ohara-uswnt-maria-sanchez-mexico_1h3iik4y3je2q1kzw9w4ideu06.jpg?t=1101247326&w=500&quality=80 https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/6c/84/julie-ertz-uswnt-jamaica_1a3532thj5tdm1sq99790bhkby.jpg?t=1970082198&w=500&quality=80 MAKE THE CUT: Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Mallory Pugh, Christen PressOTHER POSSIBILITIES: Lynn Williams, Sydney Leroux, Kealia Ohai, Amy Rodriguez, Savannah McCaskill, Jessica McDonald Ronald Martinez https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/34/d1/alex-morgan-uswnt-concacaf-2018_1bal6m83e9thz15c3plh4qdprl.jpg?t=-2059248610&w=500&quality=80 MAKE THE CUT: Julie Ertz, Samantha Mewis, Morgan Brian, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, McCall ZerboniOTHER POSSIBILITIES: Andi Sullivan, Allie Long, Danielle ColapricoWith the U.S. now playing in a 4-3-3 formation the team’s midfield roster spots will likely favor more defensive players, with much of the attacking onus on the front three. Nevertheless, there will certainly be a place for the attack-minded Rose Lavelle, who is currently a part of the first-choice lineup alongside the do-everything Lindsey Horan and the more defensive-minded Ertz.Brian and Mewis are very likely to be on the team, while Zerboni needs to come back strong from an elbow injury that derailed her rapid ascent in 2018. The 31-year-old became the oldest player to make her national team debut for the U.S. last year, and gradually earned more trust from Ellis as 2018 went on.Sullivan has a shot to make the team should she impress in the November friendlies and carry on her form into 2019. The same goes for Colaprico, who is more of a long shot after earning her first call-up in two years. Long was a mainstay in 2017 but has fallen out of the picture slightly this year. Like Sullivan and Colaprico, she’ll have a chance to impress against Portugal and Scotland this month.WINGERS/FORWARDS Kyle Terada https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/c8/d2/alyssa-naeher-uswnt_1w58eed9jou93znfnqafyezve.jpg?t=-1507903878&w=500&quality=80 MAKE THE CUT: Becky Sauerbrunn, Abby Dahlkemper, Kelley O’Hara, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Hailie MaceOTHER POSSIBILITIES: Merritt Mathias, Jaelene Hinkle, Sofia Huerta, Taylor SmithSauerbrunn is almost certain to anchor the USWNT back line for the second straight World Cup, while Dahlkemper and Davidson will continue a heated battle to start alongside the veteran stopper. O’Hara and Dunn are entrenched as outside back starters for now, with Ellis preferring the attacking thrust both players can provide from the flanks.Short and Sonnett have impressed with the U.S. in 2018, and both players provide the versatility to play at outside back and at center back. Julie Ertz, who will be on the roster as a defensive midfielder, can also fill in at center back having played the position at the 2015 World Cup and also during the 2018 season with the Chicago Red Stars. Mace was a surprise addition to the Concacaf Women’s Championship roster and can factor in both as a forward and a defender, which could give her an edge when deciding the final roster spots. Hinkle, arguably the best outside back in NWSL this season, may be higher up the depth chart were it not for some issues unrelated to soccer. Mathias, Huerta and Smith all have a shot after receiving multiple call-ups in 2018.MIDFIELDERS Morgan, Rapinoe and Heath make up the starting attacking trio right now, with Press and Pugh looking solidly entrenched as backups on the flank. Lloyd, who spent most of her career as a midfielder, has transitioned well into a role as a target forward option off the bench.McDonald and Williams each had impressive 2018 campaigns in the NWSL and with Morgan lacking a true like-for-like backup at the No. 9 position, both players could have a claim to one of the USA’s final roster slots.Rodriguez and Leroux are veterans of the team’s 2015 World Cup squad, but both are likely on the outside looking in. Ohai and McCaskill are younger options with the 22-year-old McCaskill looking the better bet to break through after earning six caps in 2018. MAKE THE CUT: Alyssa Naeher, Ashlyn Harris, Adrianna Franch OTHER POSSIBILITIES: Jane Campbell, Abby Smith, Casey MurphyNaeher has continued to establish herself as Ellis’ clear top choice in goal, starting 14 of the USWNT’s 18 matches so far in 2018. She has been more steady than lights-out but has earned her manager’s trust and barring injury, she’ll be in goal when the U.S. kicks off in France next summer.Naeher and Harris were once in an open competition to replace Hope Solo as the USA’s top-choice keeper but as Naeher emerged as the starter, Harris had to settle for the backup position. The veteran has made four appearances in 2018 and looks set to be on her second straight World Cup roster – albeit not in the role she may have hoped for.Franch’s performances with the Portland Thorns have seen her emerge as the USA’s third-string option in goal – and have led to many calling for her to be given more of a chance to compete with Naeher and Harris. That may not happen this cycle, but Franch does appear to be holding off competition from Campbell for the final goalkeeping spot on the team’s World Cup roster.DEFENDERS
Cavs veterans reportedly frustrated with Collin Sexton, say he doesn’t ‘know how to play’ The Jimmy Butler headache in Minnesota got a little more intense Sunday.The 29-year-old forward was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Trail Blazers after stating earlier this week that it would be his choice whether or not he participated in back-to-back games. “They don’t know how my body feels,” Butler said, via ESPN.com. “So if I’m nicked up, then you can count on that. I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t know what we plan on doing tomorrow. Obviously, I got to get some treatment along with a lot of other guys. But we’ll see whenever Sunday and Monday gets here.”Butler is playing on a five-year, $92 million deal. The four-time All-Star is averaging 22.3 points, 5 rebounds and 3.6 assists in seven games this season. Jimmy Butler will not play tonight due to precautionary rest. Derrick Rose (left ankle soreness) has been upgraded to PROBABLE. #Twolves— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) November 4, 2018Butler, who demanded a trade this offseason, denied reports earlier this week that indicated he was sitting out to force a trade. He said his body is hurting after he missed nearly all of training camp and he doesn’t want any soreness to escalate into injury as he seeks a resolution to his situation with Minnesota. Related News In Butler’s place, Derrick Rose could earn another start after he scored a career-high 50 points last week. Jimmy Butler tells Timberwolves he’ll ‘let them know’ which upcoming games he’ll play