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Goshen Health reports COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise again

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Goshen Health reports COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise again By Jon Zimney – September 15, 2020 0 381 Facebook Facebook Previous articleAlyssa Shepherd’s attempt at appeal in bus stop crash deaths failsNext articleElkhart police asking for help finding forgery suspect Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ Google+ (Photo supplied/Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) Just as COVID-19 cases in St. Joseph County continue to plateau, some health officials in Elkhart County say cases there, may be on the rise.Dr. Dan Nafziger with Goshen Health Hospital says overall, the hospital is no longer seeing declines in the percentage of positive tests for COVID-19. He also says the number of people hospitalized appears to be increasing again.Testing:14,307 tests completed1,736 positive test results (overall positivity rate of 12.3%)12,359 negative test results152 outstanding test resultsHospitalizations:261 hospital admissions252 hospital discharges28 confirmed COVID-19 positive related mortalities“Overall, we are no longer seeing declines in the percentage of positive tests for COVID-19 and the number of people hospitalized has appeared to be beginning to increase again,” said Dr. Dan Nafziger, Goshen Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist. “We want our children to be able to continue to attend school so as the weather gets colder and we spend more time indoors, it will continue to be important to avoid large gatherings and to wear masks when you are around other people.”“I highly recommend getting a flu shot. For older people and people with health conditions, the flu is more serious than for a normally healthy person. This year getting flu symptoms may land you in isolation for 10 days which won’t be pleasant for anyone.” Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Greggs and Just Eat launch roller-skating delivery service

first_imgSource: Nils Jorgensen/PinPep“Roller skating has been all over my timeline during lockdown, so after hanging up my ice-skates, I was really excited to give it a go as part of the Just Eat roller squad – what a cool way to have your sausage rolls delivered,” she said.To celebrate the launch of the trial, Just Eat has partnered with Love Island and Dancing on Ice star Maura Higgins.As recent road closures around the capital have proven challenging for traditional couriers, Just Eat hopes to show that roller skating deliveries offer a speedier service.The trial service will feature professional roller skaters. If successful, it will be considered for a further roll out.“At Just Eat, we are always keen to explore new ways to improve our service for customers and so as the exclusive delivery partner for Greggs, we’re delighted to be trialling a roller-skating service for them. Our customers love Greggs and hope our sausage roll-er squad will prove to be a fun and effective way of getting Greggs into the hands of our customers as quickly as possible,” said Andrew Kenny, managing director at Just Eat UK.Greggs is available exclusively on Just Eat via the app or website, with no minimum spend. Source: Nils Jorgensen/PinPepGreggs has teamed up with Just Eat to trial a roller-skating delivery service in London this week.The Sausage Roll-er skating Squad will trial deliveries from the Ludgate Hill and Palmer Street shops in London.It is first of its kind in the UK, said the firm. Deliveries will include its original and vegan sausage rolls, breakfast goodies and sweet treats, it added.last_img read more

Mexico protests French auction of pre-Hispanic artifacts

first_imgMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has lodged a protest with the French government over a planned auction in Paris of about 30 pre-Hispanic sculptures and other artifacts. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said Tuesday that it also filed a criminal complaint, arguing it is illegal to export or sell such pieces. Christies of Paris says it will auction 39 artifacts Feb. 9, including “an impressive” 1,500-year-old stone mask from Teotihuacan and a “majestic,” equally ancient statue of the fertility goddess Cihuateotl, apparently from the Totonaco culture. The Mexican institute says about 30 of the pieces appear to be genuine, but accuses the auction house of putting some fakes up for bid as well.last_img read more

Stresslines

first_img Perfectionism prevents practitioner from progressing in the profession Career CounselorDiane sat at her desk staring bleakly at the ominous-looking manila folder left there by a partner. “Prepare for this trial immediately,” read the attached note. When she discovered this file on her desk she had managed a cursory reading, but that was all. Every time she tried to organize her thoughts she couldn’t do it. She felt as if her mind was frozen.This was not the first time Diane had experienced the inability to act. She often had problems being decisive. She had trouble choosing what to wear, who to date, and even where to put to furniture in her apartment. At work Diane labored endlessly over research and writing tasks, constantly rewriting simple motions and ruminating over simple decisions others seemed able to make without a second thought. Her excessive deliberations were hurting her career. It took her longer to complete ordinary tasks than other third-years. Her reviews were not outstanding.Diane felt incapable of preparing the case for trial, even though she knew it was relatively inconsequential and should not scare her. But this would be her first real trial, and she was afraid to make a mistake. When she tried to concentrate on the materials in the file, Diane felt the urge to leave the office and get a cup of coffee. When she returned to her desk, she immersed herself in the reassuringly simple task of filing papers. She called a friend to set up a lunch date. She knew she was procrastinating, and tried to tell herself to follow the advice of the Nike ad and “Just do it.” Instead, she sat in her office feeling stuck and miserable, berating herself for choosing the wrong career.That was the first topic Diane wanted to talk about when she came for counseling: Had she chosen the wrong career? We needed ultimately to address that question, but we had to start elsewhere. Our first task was to try to understand more about why Diane reacted this way. I wanted to know what her thoughts were just before her mind locked up in mental paralysis.Diane was raised in a nuclear family with one sister. Her father was a business man. Forceful and even overbearing, he always believed he was right. His view of women was unashamedly sexist — they belonged in the house once they bore children. Why then should they train to be professionals if they were only going to leave the workforce after a few years? Diane and her sister had many arguments with their father about his “unreasonably old fashioned view of women.” Both his daughters were excellent students and chose professional careers, which was a source of pride for him. Over time, then, his view of a woman’s role did seem to evolve. Diane’s mother was a first-generation Hungarian immigrant. Her family survived the Nazi occupation and the Soviet invasion to emigrate to the United States. Diane’s mother was often worried and nervous, always anticipating the worst. Of course, she was also loving and supportive of her children. Yet when something upset her, she would worry excessively. For example, when Diane was little she developed stress-related migraine headaches. A doctor recommended a new drug that he believed would help Diane, but her mother worried. What if the drug wasn’t really safe? What if Diane was allergic to it? Diane ended up taking the drug because her father insisted on it, but she was terrified that she might die at any moment.As Diane grew up she felt more and more scornful of her mother’s fearfulness. Nonetheless, Diane couldn’t shake a certain identification with her mother. As a student, Diane had to manage clearly defined tasks. She experienced the stress and nervousness associated with being a good student, but she fought those feelings by studying longer and harder. Diane’s way of coping with worry enhanced her performance as a student.The actual practice of law required decisiveness and the practical application of legal concepts. Making decisions about real things, as opposed to mental constructs, posed a problem for Diane. To make a choice meant she might not make the best choice or the right one. A wrong choice would lead to imperfect results.We talked about the thoughts Diane had before her mind jammed up and prevented her from taking action. Diane realized that these thoughts were messages, voices that sounded a lot like her mother and father. One kept asking, “But what if? What if’?” Another said, “Maybe you don’t have what it takes.” These inner thoughts directed her to rethink choices, second-guess decisions already made, and question her judgment.Because Diane’s work as a litigator required quick, decisive action, and since she got bad marks for foot-dragging, Diane was not doing well in her current situation. She would continue to do poorly at work and in her personal life unless she could retrain those unhelpful messages from her unconsciousness.As we move from childhood into adult hood we all carry with us a certain amount of psychological baggage. That baggage can get in the way as we try to assume adult roles. A heavy, unwieldy backpack of unresolved psychological issues from childhood can interfere with career success. If your career is being compromised, your best solution is to unpack the bag and look at the contents.Diane had not necessarily chosen the wrong career. She could chose to rework and reeducate her view of herself and the world.Her self-image kept her from functioning effectively in the role of a litigator.Diane could choose to accept herself as she is. If that were her decision, I recommended she search for a career path that allowed her a more structured role and required less direct action. She might feel better if she was clerking or doing writing and research. Appeals work, for example, would suit her well. We still needed to assess how a career shift of that sort would affect her view of herself, however. Would she be living down to her father’s expectations of a woman? Would the career shift encourage the voices that told her she couldn’t make it? Would shifting her career really solve her indecisiveness? We still have some work to do, but we’ve unpacked the backpack and begun to look at the contents. People, companies, and situations described in this article represent composites rather than actual individuals, businesses or events. All names have been changed. Sheila Nielsen is president of Nielsen Consulting Service, which provides career counseling for attorneys. Since 1985, Nielsen, a trained social worker and attorney, has counseled hundreds of attorneys dealing with career change and job search issues. She holds an M.S.W. from Bryn Mawr College and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. She can be reached at (312) 616-4416. This column was originally published in the Illinois Legal Times and is published under the sponsorship of the Quality of Life and Career Committee. The committee’s Web site is at www.fla-lap.org/qlsm. The Quality of Life and Career Committee, in cooperation with the Florida State University College of Law, also has an interactive listserv titled “The Healthy Lawyer.” Details and subscription information regarding the listserv can be accessed through the committee’s Web site or by going directly to www.fla-lap.org/qlsm. July 1, 2003 Sheila Nielsen Regular News Stresslineslast_img read more

Edward Snowden is a Whistleblower, says America

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden fielded questions from the public Monday via a live Q&A session on The Guardian’s website. (Photo screen grab courtesy of The Guardian)A majority of American voters now believe that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is a whistleblower—not a traitor—and that the government is overreaching in its anti-terrorism efforts, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.The poll, released Wednesday, found that 55 percent of voters view Snowden, a 30-year-old former NSA contractor, as a whistleblower. However, 34 percent of voters remain convinced that Snowden is a traitor for leaking top secret documents to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald regarding America’s widespread surveillance operations.Related — Revolution’s Family Tree: Franklin and Adams to Manning and SnowdenThere also has been a dramatic shift in how Americans view the government’s anti-terrorism strategy. The poll found that 45 percent of voters believe the government’s operations go too far and restrict civil liberties. In 2010, 63 percent of voters said the government wasn’t going far enough in protecting the country.“The fact that there is little difference now along party lines about the overall anti-terrorism effort and civil liberties and about Snowden is in itself unusual in a country sharply divided along political lines about almost everything,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Moreover, the verdict that Snowden is not a traitor goes against almost the unified view of the nation’s political establishment.”Snowden’s leaks revealed how the government can sweep up domestic phone records and monitor Americans emails among other Internet activity with the approval of the so-called FISA court, which operates in complete secrecy.Officials have defended the government’s surveillance activity as instrumental in preventing future attacks. NSA Director General Keith Alexander testified to Congress last month that the tactics revealed by Snowden have foiled more than 50 plots.Public support for Snowden comes as he reportedly remains holed up in a Russian airport after fleeing from Hong Kong last month. The United States has indicted him under the Espionage Act.Snowden is seeking asylum in a handful of countries, including some in Latin America.last_img read more

Nassau Reopens Fifth Precinct in Elmont

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police reopened their Fifth Precinct station house in Elmont on Monday morning, two years after it was downgraded to a “community policing center” during a controversial precinct consolidation, officials said.Elected officials, police union leaders and community members who cheered the reopening urged police brass to also reopen the Sixth Precinct in Great Neck and Eighth Precinct in Levittown, but the county’s top cop quickly shot those hopes down.“I wouldn’t say anything’s definitive, but at this point in time there are no plans to reopen the Sixth or the Eighth precincts,” Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter told reporters Monday during a news conference in the Fifth Precinct lobby.The police department, with legislative approval, planned to cut the number of precincts from eight to four in 2012, but police put the brakes on the plan before consolidating the last two—the First Precinct in Baldwin and the Seventh Precinct in Seaford—after Superstorm Sandy.James Carver, president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, was among the loudest critics of the consolidation, but praised the department for partially reversing its mergers.“If you make a decision, that doesn’t mean you have to stick by that decision forever,” he said, noting that officers continued patrolling sectors within Fifth Precinct boundaries despite the consolidation. “This was the right thing to do.”Nassau County Legis. Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) took credit for helping broker the legislative deal that led to the reopening of the Fifth Precinct, which had been merged with the Fourth Precinct in Hewlett.“By having our precinct back, we’re going to have that visibility, that presence and strong vision and perception of keeping our neighborhood safe,” he said.Krumpter said that the consolidation saved $10 million over the past two years—half of the amount that Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano touted upon proposing the plan. The commissioner added that reopening the precinct would not add to the police budget and was made possible “by moving some administrative positions around.” Opening the other two precincts, he noted, would cost $10 million.last_img read more

‘Mike Colsten Memorial 51’ race set for Friday

first_imgSUSQUEHANNA (WBNG) — The Penn Can Speedway will honor one of the area’s most accomplished racer’s tomorrow night with the Mike Colsten Memorial 51. “His cars were always fast, he either parked it in victory lane or put it on the trailer in pieces. I mean he was rough but again, what a race car driver,” Folk says. Colsten raced in this area since the 1960’s and left a legacy on the track. Penn Can Speedway owner Gary Folk remembers him as a tremendous driver, joking that he was rough on the track every once in awhile. Colsten passed away last fall, and Folk telling us his death affected a significant number of people. He expects a significant amount of people to be at the race to support the cause tomorrow night. The race officially begins at 7:15 p.m. The winner will receive $5,151 in honor of Colsten’s car number – 51.last_img read more

The 600th patient from Krk was transported by air medical transport

first_imgRegardless of the island’s traffic isolation, Croatia shows every year that it is ready and organized when it comes to providing emergency medical care. Thus, the crews of the Transport Helicopter Squadron (ETH) 93rd Air Base and the Multipurpose Helicopter Squadron (EVH) 91st Air Force Base of the Croatian Air Force and Air Defense during November were engaged in emergency care of six patients.Thus, the crews of ETH 93rd transported two patients on Sunday, November 12, one from the island of Hvar and one from the island of Pelješac, and all patients were taken care of at the Clinical Hospital Split in Firule. Crews of the 91st EVH base based on the island of Krk transported four patients to the Delta heliport in Rijeka on Saturday, November 11, two from the island of Rab and on Sunday, November 12, two from the island of Lošinj, including one two-year-old child. . On Saturday’s flight, the 600th patient was transported since the establishment of the base for emergency air medical transport on the island of Krk on May 1, 2016.As of 1 January 2017, a total of 792 patients and 1438 escorts were transported by Croatian Air Force and Air Defense helicopters, for which slightly more than 719 flight hours were spent.<br />
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HGSS cares about the safety of citizens and tourists about 24 hours a day, 365 days a year The whole story about safety, which is extremely important for tourists, is certainly given by the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS), whose number of interventions is more than 1.200 a year and grows every year by about 20 percent as more tourists and outdoor activities.Needless to say, safety and trust in our public services, especially in emergencies and for tourists coming with children, are important for tourism development. One of the great examples of how to take care of tourists as a tourist destination is Istria, and how they do it can be seen below in the attachment.Related news:last_img read more

Training for the implementation of the new Law on the provision of services in tourism

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce organizes training for the application of the new one Law on the provision of services in tourism which came into force on January 1, 2018, and which will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 10 p.m. in Zagreb, in the City Hall of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.After that, trainings will be held in Pula on March 1, Split on March 15, Dubrovnik on March 16 and in Osijek on March 27, 2018.Services in tourism according to this Law are: provision of services of travel agency, tourist guide, travel guide, tourist animator, tourist representative, services in special forms of tourist offer (tourist services in nautical tourism, tourist services of health tourism, tourist services in congress tourism, services active and adventure tourism, tourist services of fishing tourism, tourist services on farms, aquatic organisms, hunting grounds and in the forest of forest owners, car rental services (rent-a-car), tourist diving services) and sports and recreation equipment rental services for tourists.The presentation of the Law and a review of key changes will be held by the Assistant Minister of Tourism, Directorate for Legal Affairs and Standards Monika Udovičić, the operational application of the new Act in the business of tourism service providers will be presented by the professor Željko Trezner, until Jasenka Štiglec, Head of the Independent Sector of the Tourist Inspection of the MINT, to clarify the misdemeanor provisions.For education in Zagreb it is necessary to register by 20. February by registering via the application form HERE PROGRAM: Education for the implementation of the new Law on the provision of services in tourismRelated news: A NEW LAW ON THE PROVISION OF TOURISM SERVICES HAS BEEN ADOPTEDlast_img read more

Igor Rudan: Caution is enough, but paranoia is really not necessary

first_imgBut the question is just how careful should that be? Although it is ungrateful for a serious scientist to predict anything about the spread of a completely new and unknown virus to the entire human population in the world, and to predict each individual event, over the past two months we have collected enough data on the new coronavirus COVID-19 for at least some predictions. If the new coronavirus spreads to Croatia over time and bypasses the numerous prevention measures currently in place, its death toll should be at least roughly comparable to the death toll from the flu or road accidents in the same period. This means that some healthy caution is recommended. This caution is reasonable as long as it is on the same level as the mild fear you may feel when you sit in the car and prepare for a slightly longer trip, or when you hear on the news that the flu has arrived in Croatia. Director of the Center for Global Health, University of EdinburghDirector of the Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization, University of EdinburghEditor-in-Chief of the International Scientific Journal “Journal of Global Health” Whenever I return to Croatia for short or long visits, my friends can jokingly warn me: “Igor, here in Croatia, caution is not enough. Paranoia is needed! ” If this is true, I am afraid that some people have started to apply this way of thinking to the new situation with coronavirus. I would like to say that caution is quite enough in this case, but paranoia is really not necessary. PRESS RELEASE TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA Dear Sirs, The coronavirus was confirmed in Croatia only two days ago, but we have already been bombarded about this virus through the media long before that. Every day, a few suspicious cases emerged that were only suspicious in the end, we read how many deaths have been reported in Asia and how fast the coronavirus is spreading. Everything that was far away until two days ago, came to our yard. Often people these days, however, ask me why so much is written and cared about the coronavirus at all, and not about the flu, if the flu is perhaps a more dangerous disease? The reason is partly that the flu has been a well-known disease for decades, it returns every year and we have experience with its manifestations on tens of millions of patients worldwide, we know how to develop vaccines against it in advance, and we started getting the first somewhat effective drugs on the market. . I hope you can understand that as director of a large global health research center and head of the World Health Organization’s collaborating center at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, I have a tremendous amount of work these days and it is completely impossible for me to respond to your individual requests. Therefore, I will try to fulfill at least to some extent my social task as a scientist who has been working in this field for a long time and intensively, and share some thoughts with everyone who began to feel concerned about this new pandemic in the 21st century. I thank everyone for their interest and feel free to share my further announcements about the pandemic. Photo: Facebook Igor Rudan If you feel a greater fear of the new coronavirus than when you get behind the wheel or hear that the flu is coming, which is already well known to you, it means that this fear is no longer reasonable and that you have begun to succumb to an atmosphere of panic. This panic is caused in you by constant media articles and the way they stand out, and not by the generally accepted and scientifically based knowledge about the coronavirus. If you have started and behaved differently than you do during the winter months, during a flu epidemic, for example, collecting food supplies or wearing masks on the street, this is again not behavior that is in line with the actual scale of the danger. I hope that these thoughts will calm my readers down at least a little, and I will offer more detailed information, if everything stays according to the current plan, in the show “Nedjeljom u 2”, an interview in Index.hr, new columns in my home Večernji list ”, and continuously here on Facebook, through the series“ Quarantine Wuhan ”, which will slowly follow the development of this pandemic and its most interesting story. I would also like to point out to the media our top scientist Petra Klepac, who works at the famous London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and deals with modeling infectious diseases, such as possible epidemics and pandemics of coronavirus. If you know of more of our experts in the world who work in this field, be sure to point them out in the comments below this release. Also, help by sharing that this expert view of the coronavirus becomes “viral” before the coronavirus itself in Croatia becomes “viral”, so there will be less unnecessary fear. I thank everyone for the truly incredible amount of interest and invitations that caught me today from literally all media in the Republic of Croatia to try to calm the atmosphere in Croatia as an internationally recognized expert in the field of global health due to the first patients with the new type of coronavirus COVID-19 . Also, I agreed to be a guest of Mr. Aleksandar Stanković this Sunday, March 01.03.2020, 2. in the show “Sunday at 08.03.2020”. Also, I agreed to give an interview to Nenad Jarić Dauenhauer for Index.hr, which should be published a week later, ie around March XNUMX, XNUMX. In addition, I will write for my home newspaper “Večernji list”, of which I am a columnist. All other media have the right to broadcast the sequels of the series I started on Facebook called “Quarantine Wuhan”, in which during this pandemic I will systematically explain everything that seems important to me for in-depth understanding and good information about everything that is happening. I really won’t be able to offer more than that, so I sincerely apologize to everyone in advance. Unlike the flu, the new coronavirus is unknown to us and we are most careful not to be surprised. If that virus has any interest at the moment, it is to adapt to the human species as its new reservoir in which it will continue to multiply, not to kill us. The virus now, by spreading through the human species, continues to mutate in order to adapt to us as quickly and better as possible. Many of these mutations will make it less dangerous to our health because it will adapt to us better that way. However, some random mutations could make it even more dangerous, and so we need to be vigilant until we get to know it better and until the pandemic is over. It is unlikely that the new coronavirus virus will mutate in such a way that it could become significantly more dangerous in many infected than it is now, but we will only be able to claim this definitively when the pandemic is over. Prof. dr. sc. Igor Rudan, FRSE The main news came from the world’s newspaper headlines to the domestic media, and some of them could hardly wait for it. Already on the first day we saw empty shelves in some Zagreb stores, face masks were created from pharmacy shelves and started to be sold on websites at ridiculously high prices, and the tag coronavirus became inevitable in most articles. Beneath so much media noise, the quiet voice of the scientific community was heard, repeating that the coronavirus should not be ignored, but should not even panic around it. One of the scientists who is an expert in the field of global health is prof. dr. sc. Igor Rudan, and he addressed the public with a statement, which we transmit in full:last_img read more