Members block the UK’s bid to fast-track its post-Brexit entry into the World Trade Organisation

first_img Share Liam Fox said he wanted developing countries to ‘trade their way out of poverty’ Thursday 25 October 2018 5:01 pm The news means the UK will face a longer path towards using the WTO, by entering a lengthy period of negotiations.That means the process of joining the WTO could take years, Reuters said.However, the UK can still trade on uncertified schedules while negotiations take place.International trade secretary Liam Fox told parliament today: “Some trading partners have expressed reservations about our proposed treatment of tariff rate quotas. I am therefore announcing today that the UK intends to enter negotiations with relevant partners under Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.“The notification to formally invite claims in that process is now being prepared. Through the Article XXVIII process the aim is to reach a mutually satisfactory conclusion that maintains the balance of rights and obligations for the UK and our trading partners.” whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Joe Curtis Members block the UK’s bid to fast-track its post-Brexit entry into the World Trade Organisation The UK’s bid to fast-track its post-Brexit entry to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) failed today, after other countries expressed misgivings over Britain’s approach to tariffs. Fox did not name which of the 164 WTO states objected to the UK’s entry being fast-tracked, but it means that other countries can now ask Britain to make concessions in order to join.While the UK is already a member of the WTO, its membership is tied up with the EU’s, and it must have its own agreement in place to remain a member once it leaves the bloc.A Department for International Trade spokesperson said: “The large majority of our trading partners do not have any objections to our proposed goods schedule. A small number have submitted their concerns and would like to discuss further.“This was expected and does not impact our ability to trade independently. The terms we have set out will form the basis of our trade policy while we engage with our WTO partners to address their concerns.” Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

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Cape Coral woman killed in Pompano Beach triple shooting

first_imgCape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Cape CoralPompano Beachtriple shooting AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Cape Coral woman was killed and two others were injured in a triple shooting in Pompano Beach on Sunday.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of a person who was shot and killed at an Exxon gas station just after 5 a.m. Deputies found two people with gunshot wounds near a 2013 blue Ford in the parking lot. One of the victims was taken to the hospital by Pompano Beach Fire and the other victim, later identified as Alaysia Hart, 20, from Cape Coral, was pronounced dead at the scene. As deputies continued investigating, they found a third gunshot victim about a mile away from the original scene. Cape Coral applies for FWC grant to improve Yacht Club Park’s marina June 16, 2021center_img WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementAccording to the sheriff’s office, preliminary investigation showed four people were inside the Ford when an argument started that led to the shots being fired.Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call BSO Homicide Detective James Hayes at 954-321-4210. If you want to remain anonymous, call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or click here.last_img read more

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‘Fire alarms do save lives’ following fire at well known Laois pub

first_imgHome News Community ‘Fire alarms do save lives’ following fire at well known Laois pub NewsCommunity Facebook Pinterest ‘Fire alarms do save lives’ says Chief Fire Officer in Laois Anthony Tynan following a fire at a well known Laois pub.The fire at Caoch O’Leary’s in Ballacolla took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.Fire crews from Durrow, Abbeyleix, Rathdowney and Portlaoise all arrived at the scene at 5am and extinguished the fire at about 11am.Speaking to Midlands 103, Anthony Tynan said it was a large fire with a lot of damage upstairs.The occupant of the building was woken by the fire alarm and escaped the blaze safely. ‘The fire alarm did its job,’ said Tynan on the fire. ‘They do save lives. It’s essential for people to check they’re working in their own house. Every house should have them. Every week you should do a quick press of a button to make sure it’s still working. It’s a lifesaver.’Anthony recommends having one fire alarm in every room, particularly in corridors, staircases and sitting rooms, or at least one per story. He also advises families with young children to have an escape plan so everyone knows where to go in the event of a fire. ‘It’s not the time when something happens to be making up as you go.’According to Anthony, fire extinguishers are only for very small fires and the priority is to get out safely.SEE ALSO – Former X Factor star sings praises of Laois hotel Twitter ‘Fire alarms do save lives’ following fire at well known Laois pub Pinterest Council Community Previous articleFormer X Factor star sings praises of Laois hotelNext articleBlow for Laois footballers as Healy set for injury lay off Bronagh Scully Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Community By Bronagh Scully – 21st January 2019 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBallacolla Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

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Finlay stars as O’Dempsey’s secure semi-final place against 14-man Kilcavan

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finlay stars as O’Dempsey’s secure semi-final place against 14-man Kilcavan GAA Home Gaelic Football Club Football Finlay stars as O’Dempsey’s secure semi-final place against 14-man Kilcavan Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp WhatsApp TAGSKilcavanKilcavan v O’Dempsey’sLaois JFCO’Dempsey’s GAA By Gavin Cooper – 29th August 2019 Facebook Facebook Twitter Previous articleMy pick for the Picnic: The Scottish maestro with a massive heart – Gerry CinnamonNext articleLate flourish sees The Heath edge past Ballyroan Abbey Gavin Cooper Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kilcavan 3-9 O’Dempsey’s 3-14Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘A’ Quarter-finalO’Dempsey’s are through to a Junior ‘A’ semi-final after a superb victory over Kilcavan in what was a super game of football.Two late goals for Kilcavan wasn’t enough as O’Dempsey’s had enough on the scoreboard for them to progress to a semi-final.The dismissal of Kilcavan’s Paul Bolton by referee John Murphy for two yellow cards just before half time was the turning point in the game as it meant the men in maroon had to play the entire second half with 14 men.Both teams took a few minutes to find their feet with the first score coming from an Eoin Finlay free.Darragh McEvoy replied with a point from play after good build-up play by Kilcavan.Finlay then pointed a scrumptious score with the outside of his boot.Kilcavan’s reply this time was to be a goal as good running from Mark Grennan gave Evan Hunt a chance to raise a green flag.Tom Behan got the first of his three points as his side replied well to going behind.Evan Hunt copied Finlay in his technique and also slotted over with the outside of his boot.O’Dempsey’s ramped up the pressure and scored 1-2 in a matter of minutes.Finlay getting in for a goal after a great off the ball run by Behan gave Finlay to chance to slot it beyond Stephen Hunt in the goal.Behan got his second of the game before Stephen O’Leary opened his account in the game.Oliver Dixon replied with a good score from play. Kilcavan were down on the scoreboard and would also be down in players as Paul Bolton received his marching orders for two yellow cards.A free from Finlay and a point from Liam Whelehan ended the first-half scoring with O’Dempsey’s leading 1-7 to 1-3 at the break.O’Dempsey’s started the second-half as they ended the first-half with two points. The first coming from Ciaran McManus before Finlay pointed after a good run.Grennan pointed before Dixon slotted over as Kilcavan likes to eat into the deficit.O’Leary tapped over a free and Jack Lennon pointed from play as O’Dempsey’s continued to tack scores onto the scoreboard.Behan got his third of the game as his side now led by seven. Gearoid Tracey got Kilcavan back on track with a fine goal.O’Leary responded with a free for O’Dempsey’s. Kilcavan were right back in the game and scored two points on the spin. Ronan Gorry and Jason Maher slotting over.There was three between the sides before O’Dempsey’s killed the game off with another goal from Finlay and point from substitute Mark McCormack.Ciaran McManus raising another green flag as the game now looked to be out of Kilcavan’s reach.Kilcavan threw everything at O’Dempsey’s for the last five minutes and got another 1-2 before the end of the game.Tracey fisted over before Maher rifled the ball beyond Hogan in the O’Dempsey’s goal. Derek O’Connell ended the game’s scoring.O’Dempsey’s will be delighted with the win and had Kilcavan had 15 on the pitch at the end, who knows what way the game would have swayed.SCORERS – Kilcavan: Evan Hunt, Jason Maher, Gearoid Treacy 1-1 each , Oliver Dixon 0-2, Darragh McEvoy, Ronan Gorry, Mark Grennan , Derek O’Connell 0-1 each O’Dempsey’s : Eoin Finlay 2-4 (two frees), Ciaran McManus 1-1, Tom Behan, Stephen O’Leary (two frees) 0-3 each, Jack Lennon, Liam Whelehan, Mark McCormack 0-1 eachKILCAVAN: Stephen Hunt; Declan Conroy, Michael Bermingham, John McEvoy; Dean O’Brien, Edward Conroy, Ronan Gorry; Barry Mangan, Gearoid Treacy; Mark Grennan, Evan Hunt, Darragh McEvoy; Rory O’Connell, Oliver Dixon, Paul Bolton. Subs: Derek O’Connell for O’Connell (HT), Jason Maher for Conroy (41), Manus Dunne for J McEvoy (57), Johnny Carroll for Hunt (58,inj), Jimmy Mangan for Dixon (62)O’DEMPSEY’S: Shane Hogan; Chris McCormack, Richie Whelehan, Eoin Cunningham; Fionn Holland, Aidan McClernon, Ciaran McManus; Tom Behan, Pat Maher; Liam Whelehan, Eoin Finlay, Jack Lennon; Stephen O’Leary, Darren Finlay, Daithi Howlin. Subs: Eoin Fitzpatrick for McCormack (HT), Mark McCormack for Daithi Howlin (50), Lorcan O’Sullivan for D Finlay (59)Referee: John Murphy (Crettyard)SEE ALSO – Check out all our Laois JFC coverage here Pinterest GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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O’Connor’s late point sends Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe through to Junior Final

first_img GAA O’Connor’s late point sends Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe through to Junior Final  By Darragh Lyons – 7th September 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Home Hurling Club Hurling O’Connor’s late point sends Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe through to Junior Final  HurlingClub HurlingSportGAA Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleClough-Ballacolla stop the rot with impressive win over CamrossNext articleSecond-half masterclass from The Harps sees them ease past Shanahoe Darragh Lyons Brought to you in association with First Choice Bathrooms and TilesPark Ratheniska/Timahoe 1-12 Portlaoise 3-5Laois JHC ‘A’ Semi-FinalRuairi O’Connor stepped up two minutes into injury time to send Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe through to the Laois junior hurling final as they got the better of Portlaoise in Trumera this evening.From the off it was apparent there would not be much to separate these two even sides come full-time.Both sides struggled to settle down and several sloppy wides were hit to start the game. Park Ratheniska-Timahoe’s Geoff Kennedy would break this trend to settle his side down after three minutes.Daniel Delaney got The Town up and running with a well struck free a minute later.Although both sides were causing each other problems, it was Portlaoise who were getting through on goal early on.  Craig Scully plucked the ball from the clouds but his shot was bravely denied by Ger Ramsbottom in the Park Rathensika-Timahoe goal.However a mere two minutes later and Portlaoise would be through on goal again, and this time they converted. Daniel Delaney caught a puckout and rounded his man. He handpassed the ball to corner forward Paddy Norton who, despite the best efforts of Ramsbottom in goal, squeezed the ball over the line.Park Ratheniska/Timahoe responded positively  with Ruairi O’Connor being fouled on two occasions and Pascal Foyle slotting over the resulting frees.Approaching half-time and the flood gates opened for both sets of forwards. Portlaoise’s Niall Gleeson roofed the slitoar into the back of the net fron close range after some clever link up play.A short three minutes later and Park Ratheniska-Timahoe’s Pascal Foyle had a well needed green flag of his own. He out muscled his man to make room for himself and pinged the ball low into the corner.Veteran Joe Phelan replied for Portlaoise to leave his team with a two-point advantage at the break.Portlaoise continued where they left off in the second half. Their raw power and speed in the half forward line were causing Park Ratheniska Timahoe severe problems.Niall Gleeson fired over a point which was quickly followed by a Phelan free but incredibly Portlaoise would not score for another 28 minutes as they struggled to even get any meaningful possession.This was due to Park Ratheniska Timahoe’s sublime work rate around the middle third. O Connor was a constant danger and Foyle refused to miss any frees.The scores kept coming with Patrick Kelly catching a Portloaise puckout and putting it back over the bar for an inspirational score.Park Ratheniska were in complete control but in this dominant period they hit 7 wides, nearly all were from close range and under minimal pressure.O’Connor was superbly denied by the Portlaoise shot stopper Philip Roche after his side were once again carved open. Approaching full time and although Park Ratheniska Timahoe had missed several chances, they still held a three point advantage.It was here however where the game turned on its head. The strong Portlaoise centre back, Darragh Rigney, dropped a free into the square from his own 45.Niall Glesson rose highest and bulldozed his way through several defenders, only to be hauled down in the square.A penalty was awarded and if you were from Portlaoise there were fewer men you’d rather take it, than Joe Phelan. He calmly stepped up and rolled the ball along the ground into the corner.We were now two minutes into additional time with the sides level. Referee George Boyhan waved on the puckout, it was clear that the next score would win it.The puckout landed on the Park Ratheniska Timahoe half forward line and broke inside to Ruairi O Connor.He had just missed two efforts before this in simialr positions but he bravely took on his man and off his left, near the sideline, he sent the ball over the bar to send Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe through to the final.They will play The Harps or Castletown in the final in two weeks time – they drew their semi-final on Thursday night last and will replay this week.SCORERS – Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe:    Pascal Foyle 1-8(7 frees,65′), Geoff Kennedy 0-1, Patrick Kelly 0-1, Ruairi O Connor 0-1, Sean Tynan 0-1. Portlaoise: Daniel Delaney 0-2(2 frees) Joe Phelan 1-2 (1 free,1-0 Penalty), Niall Gleeson 1-1, Paddy Norton 1-0PARK RATHENISKA-TIMAHOE: Ger Ramsbottom; Jimmy O’Connor, Martin Kelly, Joseph Foyle; Damien O’Connor, Gavin Tynan, Geoff Kingman; James Langton, Brendan Fingleton; Patrick Kelly, Michael Brennan, Padraig Kelly; Pascal Foyle, Geoff Kennedy, Ruairi O Connor. Subs: Sean Tynan for Geoff Kennedy (25) Jim Lennon for Padraig Kelly(43) Brian Fingleton for Patrick Kelly (50)PORTLAOISE: Philip Roche; Eoghan Carey, Darren Murphy, Eoin O’Connor; Brian Seale, Darragh Rigney, Gary McCormack; Niall Carey, James Nerney; Daniel Delaney, Joe Phelan, Alan Murphy; Niall Gleeson, Craig Scully, Paddy Norton. Subs: Paddy Critchley for Eoghan Carey (19), Derek Delaney for James Nerney(38), Denis O’Sullivan for Paddy Norton(55)SEE ALSO – Check out all the Laois IHC coverage here TAGSCamrossCamross v Clough-BallacollaClough-BallacollaLaois IHC WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Government demands for arbitrary performance targets are contributing to ambulance delays, paramedic exhaustion

first_imgGovernment demands for arbitrary performance targets are contributing to ambulance delays, paramedic exhaustion Last week, a Victorian woman died while reportedly waiting six hours for an ambulance.Author Simon Sawyer Lecturer in Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University Ambulance union secretary Danny Hill linked the incident to a “busy night” and ambulance ramping, which leaves paramedic crews unable to respond to other issues because they’re waiting at hospital emergency departments for their current patient to be allocated a bed.Ramping is a serious issue within paramedicine, and it’s entirely possible this issue contributed to the delay in responding to the Victorian woman.However, the delay may also be symptomatic of a larger issue: ambulance services being held to ransom by arbitrary performance targets set by governments, which often bear little relevance to actual health outcomes for patients.These productivity metrics result in an overworked and exhausted paramedic workforce, which sadly means we may see more similar deaths in future, unless something changes.What’s really happening in the ambulance sectorA “busy night” is now the norm for ambulance services. Demand for emergency ambulance services in Victoria has steadily increased. Between 2008 and 2015 it increased by almost 30%, and 2019-20 data showed life-threatening emergencies are becoming more common.Ambulance services have taken some measures to address this rising demand, such as the recruitment of extra paramedics, and programs that divert patients with less urgent conditions to primary care services such as GPs. However, the rising demand, combined with a frequent lack of available ambulances, seems to outstrip the impact of these measures.This issue started long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Our paramedic workforce used to have a surge capacity, but we lost this when the ambulance service began using its surge potential to meet day-to-day demand. We can no longer count on ambulance services to respond to sudden increases in demand, as they’re often already operating at full capacity.For example, on Monday this week, Sydney’s ambulance network reached “status three”, its highest and most severe level of emergency response. It had to pull staff from elsewhere, including ambulance educators and senior graduate paramedics, to deal with the surge.Response times aren’t necessarily the best metricAmbulance ramping is a factor, but another is the impact of the key performance measure used by government to demonstrate the effectiveness of the sector: response times.This is the time it takes for ambulances to arrive once called. For example, in Victoria it’s expected 85% of ambulances should arrive within 15 minutes when the patient is classified as “priority 1”, experiencing life-threatening symptoms that need immediate intervention.Metrics such as this are used throughout Australian ambulance services despite a lack of evidence that links them to beneficial health-care outcomes for many patients.There are some instances in which fast response times for ambulances are linked to better outcomes, such as cardiac arrest. However, a review of case records in Perth, Western Australia showed only 5.8% of patients initially classified as requiring a priority 1 response were later found to actually be time-critical. In other words, patients were incorrectly classified as priority 1 in around 94% of cases.For many cases, the speed with which an ambulance arrives isn’t directly linked to beneficial patient health-care outcomes. One example is the dramatic growth in ambulance use for patients with mental health conditions. While a paramedic can offer initial supportive care, such cases often require input from a range of specialist mental and social health-care services.Yet ambulance services are compelled by government to meet response targets even when the patient doesn’t require rapid care. This means tying up emergency resources to attend to legitimate but nonetheless non-emergency cases. Thus, when life threatening emergencies do occur, ambulances may not be available.What’s more, as demand for ambulances increases beyond budgets for increased staffing, it’s the paramedics themselves who are being squeezed to make up the shortfall in response times.According to one paramedic union, paramedics are regularly asked to skip meal breaks and do compulsory overtime.Many paramedics have no opportunity to rest and recover. Studies consistently find high rates of fatigue and burnout among Australian paramedics. This is potentially driving increased turnover, higher numbers of people intending to leave the profession and an inability to fill staffing vacancies.The industry is beholden to performance targets that can harm staff while doing little to benefit patients’ health. Governments can tell the public the ambulance service is meeting its response time targets, but behind the scenes it’s the paramedics who are being overworked and burnt out to tick these boxes.What has to change?Firstly, we need to review how appropriate the metric of response times is and look for better ways to gauge the effectiveness of ambulance services. Targets should be based on evidence and reflect benefits to patient health, not arbitrary metrics designed to be easy to understand and report.Where response times are shown to be beneficial, they may be the most appropriate measure. But for the vast majority of cases, they could be scrapped and replaced with a more appropriate measure.Secondly, any metric used to measure the effectiveness of the ambulance service must be weighed against a measure of staff health and welfare. When productivity measures are the rule, management has an incentive to ignore their impact on staff welfare, which is possibly what we’re seeing the impacts of now. There’s a risk paramedics are operating in a highly unsafe workplace.We need to ensure paramedic and patient welfare is equally important as productivity. We shouldn’t have to sacrifice the health of our paramedic workforce or the lives of our communities to meet arbitrary and harmful government performance targets.Simon Sawyer is affiliated with Ambulance Employees Australia Victoria, and the Australasian College of Paramedicine. /Courtesy of The Conversation. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Ambulance, Australia, Australian, Australian Catholic University, cardiac arrest, Catholic, emergency departments, Government, mental health, paramedics, Perth, primary care, Sydney, university, Victoria, Western Australialast_img read more

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Man who lost Toyota to save hospital patients receives new truck

first_img A nurse who helped save people from a burning hospital this week took delivery of a brand-new truck courtesy of Toyota after his old one was destroyed by the raging wildfires in California.Hundreds of people have lost their homes during some of the worst blazes the state has ever seen and, unfortunately, some have also lost their lives.A lucky few were spared, however, thanks to the efforts of Allyn Pierce and his truck. advertisement ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada In the grand scheme of things, a truck is just a material possession, and losing one truck is not equal to the lives of many. Allyn also lost his home and his workplace. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSToyotaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos The hero used the Tundra as a shuttle to get patients out of the hospital and to safety. He did this not once, but twice, driving back into the terrifying blaze to selflessly save as many lives as he could. The hospital burned to the ground.https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqd2NI_havW/?utm_source=ig_embedAllyn posted a picture of his old truck next to the new one to show just how close he came to destruction. His old truck has been burned all along the side; and the headlights and taillights have melted. It’s amazing the wheels and tires held up to the immense heat.Rockstar Garage also stepped in to offer Allyn upgrade parts for his new truck (they were also the runner-up for providing a new truck, in case Toyota didn’t come through) and delivered a few dozen flats of energy drinks and water to the cause. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Toyota gives new truck to man who saved hospital patients last_img read more

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CU-Boulder Professor Elected To National Academy Of Engineering

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 10, 2008 Bernard Amadei, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, joining 15 other faculty from the campus who have been elected since the academy’s formation in 1962.Amadei was among 65 new members of the academy announced Feb. 8.Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice or education” and to the “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”Amadei was recognized for his creation of the nonprofit organization Engineers Without Borders-USA, his leadership in sustainable development education and his research on geomechanics.Amadei has pioneered a new approach to engineering education by involving students in service-learning projects in the developing world, an initiative that is helping to create globally responsible engineers and to provide sustainable and appropriate technology solutions to the endemic problems faced by developing communities worldwide.Engineers Without Borders-USA, which Amadei founded in 2000, has grown to include 14,000 student and professional members working on 250 sustainable engineering projects in 48 countries around the world.Amadei also is a recognized expert in geomechanics, the study of soil and rock behavior. He has co-authored a book on the subject and more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals.Born in France, Amadei began his study of engineering there and in Toronto before earning his doctorate in civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 1982. He then joined the faculty at CU-Boulder, where he has taught for 26 years.Amadei has won several other prestigious awards, including the Heinz Award for the Environment, the Hoover Medal, the Ralph Coats Roe Medal, and the Norm Augustine Award.Other CU-Boulder faculty who have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and their years of election, are: George Born and Kaspar Willam, 2004; Ross Corotis and Fred Glover, 2002; Frank Barnes, 2001; Delores Etter, 2000; Martin Mikulas, 1999; Valerian Tatarskii, elected a foreign associate in 1994; Earl Gossard, 1990; Don Hearth and Richard Strauch, 1989; Jacques Pankove, 1986; Richard Seebass (deceased), 1985; Klaus Timmerhaus, 1975; and Max Peters, 1969.last_img read more

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A statement from Coach MacIntyre

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 9, 2017 Related:Chancellor’s Corner: An update on our campus response to Tumpkin allegationsFrom the AD: A statement on the recent handling of the Tumpkin allegations Head Coach Mike MacIntyrecenter_img I write this to the CU community not only as a coach who has built his career on always trying to do the right thing both on and off the field but as a person who tries to be compassionate.I  understand the concerns of those who worry about the safety of women—as I do—and those concerned that success on the football field means we will abandon our ethics and morals. That is not who I am as a man, a coach, a teacher and as a member of the CU community.I did not come to CU to run a program or to achieve success at any cost. Nor has the CU leadership ever encouraged such behavior. I can assure the campus community, all CU fans and all of our student-athletes and their families that I personally (and our team and coaching staff collectively) will continue to build the rise of CU football on a bedrock set of values: decency, honor, excellence, respect for women and for all people being chief among them.Upon hearing the allegations by Joe Tumpkin’s girlfriend, my initial reaction and foremost concern was for her safety. I reiterated that to her several times and confirmed that she was in fact, safe.In the same conversation, I was clear in communicating to her my obligation as a university employee to notify my superior, which is exactly what I did. I can say I did everything necessary to ensure this individual’s statements were relayed immediately.I would like to clarify the following reported statements:There were two separate conversations. The first was her report to me of the abuse. In the second conversation, I communicated to her that I reported it. Tumpkin was made the play caller for the bowl game because, at the time of the decision, there was no police report or legal complaint. This decision was approved by my superiors.I want to be clear I unequivocally endorse the chancellor’s plans for improving CU’s policies and practices in dealing with matters of domestic violence and pledge that I and the entire football coaching staff will work to carry out our obligations under university policy.Thank you.Mike MacIntyre,Head Coach, University of Colorado Categories:Leadership CornerCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Odisha government earmarks Rs 200 crore to combat coronavirus threat in state

first_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Comments (0) News Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The funds will help augment Public Health Response Fund to combat threat of the pandemic and for making required expenditureNaveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha said the government has earmarked Rs 200 crore to combat the coronavirus threat in the state. All educational institutions will remain closed in the state till March 31 except for holding examinations, the chief minister said in a statement in the state Assembly.The government also declared COVID-19 as a “disaster” for the state, he said. “The Cabinet met this morning and declared COVID-19 as a ‘disaster’ for the state under the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 to adequately empower our public officials to combat the spread of the disease,” said Patnaik.He said an amount of Rs 200 crore has been earmarked to augment the Public Health Response Fund to combat the threat of the pandemic and for making required expenditure. Non-essential official gatherings such as seminars, workshops and conferences are to be cancelled, the chief minister said. He also said social gatherings and assemblies like religious functions, marriage receptions and parties are to be regulated by local authorities. Cinema halls, swimming pools and gyms in the state are to be closed till March 31, Patnaik said. He said the health and family welfare department and its directorates, as well as the collectors and the municipal commissioners have been authorised for making emergency procurement of necessary drugs and consumables and equipment to prevent and contain the spread of the disease. Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By Press Trust of India on March 13, 2020 Read Article 2005COVID-19Disaster Management ActNaveen PatnaikOdishaPublic Health Response Fund Odisha government earmarks Rs 200 crore to combat coronavirus threat in state Add Commentlast_img read more

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