first_imgSt. Mary’s Health is proud to announce the expansion of its long standing commitment to Cardiology Services at Perry County Memorial Hospital. St. Mary’s Medical Group Cardiologist, Dr. Phillip Behrens has added a second day to see patients in the office at Tell City Clinic in addition to providing daily patient rounds and noninvasive cardiac testing. St. Mary’s Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.Dr. Behrens specializes in treating cardiovascular disease using interventional cardiology and cardiac catheterization. He sees patients at Tell City with multiple cardiac diagnoses including angina pectoris, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure and heart rhythm disorders. Advanced procedures such as cardiac catheterization, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and coronary stenting are performed at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.“Adding these services to our medical clinic’s offerings is a continuation of our mission to provide quality healthcare to the people in our community. We are proud of the cardiac care we make available to the people we serve by having a cardiologist from a tertiary hospital system available for patient consultation right here at Perry County Memorial Hospital,” said Brian Herwig, President and CEO of Perry County Memorial Hospital.Dr. Behrens supports non-invasive cardiac testing services available at Perry County Memorial Hospital including:Echocardiogram (Echo)Stress Testing including Nuclear Stress TestsHolter MonitorsEvent Recorders12 Lead Electrocardiogram (EKG)“St. Mary’s expanded partnership with Perry County Memorial Hospital for cardiac services aligns perfectly with our interest in developing collaborative working relationships with health systems across the Tri-State,” said Keith Jewell, President of St. Mary’s Health.  “Improving access to specialty care in Tell City will help both St. Mary’s and PCMH deliver exceptional, person centered care to the people we are privileged to serve.”Dr. Behrens graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at St.Vincent in Indianapolis and his fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Behrens has more than 20 years of experience in cardiology and has served as cath lab medical director at St. Mary’s Health.  He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and in Interventional Cardiology.Patients can call to schedule appointments with St. Mary’s Medical Group Cardiology at 800.264.3278. The Tell City Clinic is located at 109 East Hwy 66, Tell City, IN.About Perry County Memorial Hospital:Perry County Memorial Hospital is dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission to provide high quality healthcare and exemplary customer service in the most caring, compassionate, and effective manner. PCMH is devoted to providing quality health care, making it the healthcare provider of choice for the community it serves. To find out more about Perry County Memorial Hospital, visit: About St. Mary’s HealthSt. Mary’s Health, part of St. Vincent and the Ascension Indiana Ministry Market, is a faith-based health ministry serving communities in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. With a medical staff of more than 750 physicians, St. Mary’s specializes in cardiac, surgical, orthopedic, rehabilitation, neurosciences, women’s, children’s, seniors, emergency, and trauma services. For more than 140 years, St. Mary’s has been guided by its mission of serving all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. For more information, please visit LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory

first_imgA November storm causes flooding near Ninth Street in Ocean City. Officials urge residents to sign up for the reverse 911 system, CodeRED, so they are aware of adverse weather conditions and could take proper precautions. The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.The current advisory forecasts water levels to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 9:18 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters project a level of 5.8 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). Visit to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels.Residents should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation.For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades.For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.last_img read more

Cheese on the menu at Gail’s new store

first_imgOver 80 artisan cheeses, including stilton, Camembert de Normandie and Montgomery’s Cheddar, will be sold in a ’store within a store’ at Gail’s seventh bakery shop in London, which opens in Exmouth Market in December.The bakery has teamed up with upmarket cheesemonger Paxton & Whitfield to develop the concept, which will see a selection of British and European fine cheeses sold alongside the bakery’s range of artisan breads, sandwiches, soups, cakes and hot drinks. Customers will also be able to choose from Paxton & Whitfield’s own-label fine foods and cheese-serving accessories.The ’store within a store’, located in the middle of the shop, will be staffed by Paxton & Whitfield staff and includes a marble cheese serving counter with three large glass-fronted display fridges. Customers will be able to choose from a range of platters and sandwiches made with the bread and cheese.last_img read more

News story: Home Secretary apologises to members of Windrush generation

first_imgThe historical review identified a further 9 people who were sanctioned under compliant environment policies because they had lost their entitlement to indefinite leave to remain after leaving the UK for more than 2 years, and 3 individuals with criminality who were detained temporarily at port but allowed to enter. All people identified by the review will be contacted by the Commonwealth Citizens Taskforce, if they are not already in touch.These apology letters are in addition to the 18 announced in August last year following the provisional results of the historical review of 11,800 Caribbean Commonwealth nationals who had been removed or detained since 2002. Four from this group will receive a second apology from the Home Secretary for being sanctioned. This means that the Home Secretary will apologise to 67 people in total.A more detailed breakdown of the work of the historical review can be found in the letter to the HASC.To right the wrongs experienced by the Windrush generation, the Home Office established the Commonwealth Citizen Taskforce which is open to all nationalities, as is the compensation scheme which opened in April 2019.An independent lessons learned review, led by Wendy Williams, has also been set up to establish what went wrong and how to prevent it happening again. The Home Secretary has written 46 letters to people who were sanctioned under compliant environment policies and 7 to people with criminal convictions who were held under immigration detention powers at the end of their prison sentence.These people were identified during the historical review of removals, detentions and proactive compliant environment measures affecting Caribbean Commonwealth nationals. Evidence suggests they came to the UK from the Caribbean before 1973 and stayed here permanently but were unable to demonstrate their continuous residence here which led to action being taken against them.The Commonwealth Citizens Taskforce will be reaching out to those individuals who are not already in touch, to provide any assistance they require to document their status, and to explain the compensation scheme.To date over 6,400 individuals have been given documentation confirming their status, including over 4,200 individuals who have successfully applied to become British nationals.Home Secretary, Sajid Javid said: I have been very clear that the experiences of some members of the Windrush generation has been completely unacceptable, which is why I am committed to right the wrongs of successive governments. I have personally apologised to those identified through this review and I will make sure they receive support and access to the compensation scheme. Since we launched the Commonwealth Citizens’ Taskforce, over 6,400 individuals have been given documents to confirm their status so that they can get on with their lives in the UK.last_img read more

Disneyland still closed in California, dragging on Disney earnings

first_imgThe other 50% included the greater Orange County area as well as Los Angeles, where Universal Studios is located, and day trips to San Diego.Without the tourism boost from Disney’s parks, Karmel Shuttle Service’s revenue is down more than 95%, Afram said.As it stands, theme parks in California will remain shuttered well into 2021, as state guidelines prohibit reopening until coronavirus cases in counties fall below one per 100,000 — a target that will be difficult to achieve as cases soar throughout the country. This prolonged closure will be a massive drag on Disney’s earnings for quarters to come and exacerbate the financial difficulties that local businesses are facing during the pandemic.Thousands of jobs at risk- Advertisement – While Disney has been able to reopen in Florida, Shanghai, Japan and Hong Kong with limited capacity, its Paris theme park was closed in late October amid a resurgance of Covid-19 cases and will not reopen until 2021.With its California parks unable to open, Disney laid off 28,000 workers across its parks, experiences and consumer products division in September. Then earlier this week, the company announced additional workers at its California theme parks, including executive, salaried and hourly employees, will face furloughs. Disney didn’t disclose the number of impacted workers.“In 2020, Disney was forced into damage limitation mode and their Covid hangover looks set to linger with businesses such as their theme parks not expected to get back to full swing for 12 months,” said Joe McCormack, a senior analyst at Third Bridge research firm.Florida as a modelBill Coan, president and CEO of ITEC Entertainment, said the California reopening guidelines are “overly aggressive.” Coan, a theme park attractions developer and a former Walt Disney Imagineer, said Disney’s Florida reopening is a template for what could happen in California. So far, there have been no indications that the parks in Orlando have been responsible for any coronavirus outbreaks, he said.Even with limited attendance, demand is rising, Coan said. While there are fewer international guests and guests from out of state, folks who are able to drive to the parks are doing so in droves.“They may not stay for seven days, but they are coming in and going to the park and demonstrating that it can work,” he said.Republican State Senator Patricia Bates, who represents southern Orange and North San Diego counties, visited Disneyland a few weeks ago and told CNBC that she was “really quite impressed” with the safety measures that the company has put in place at the parks. She also visited Downtown Disney and witnessed guests adhering to Disney’s social distancing guidelines while shopping and dining.Bates worked at Disneyland during her time at Occidental College in Los Angeles and believes that the parks should be able to open sooner than the current state guidelines would permit.“Opening them up is vital to the local communities,” she said, explaining how small businesses in the surrounding counties rely on the tourism generated by Disneyland and other parks in the area.Not to mention, the majority of the workers who were laid off two months ago, live in those local counties. Before the pandemic Michael Afram’s transportation company was averaging 450 to 500 rides a day in the area between Los Angeles and San Diego. A hefty percentage of Karmel Shuttle Service’s destinations were Disneyland, Universal Studios and SeaWorld San Diego.With theme parks in California shuttered and air travel demand at a fraction of what it was in 2019, Afram’s business only had 140 transports for the whole month of October.Around 50% of Afram’s business was in the Anaheim resort area where Disney’s two California parks and its Downtown Disney shopping center is located. His shuttle company traveled to local airports, hotels, theme parks, restaurants and other local tourist destinations in the area.- Advertisement – “Many of our hard working residents will be struggling and that is something that Californians cannot afford,” said Quirk-Silva. Andrea Zinder, president of UFCW 324, the labor union that represents all of the retail employees at Disney’s two parks and at Downtown Disney, said members are eager to return to work. Many were recalled to work at the shops at Downtown Disney and at Buena Vista Street, a restaurant and retail area within one of Disney’s parks. But others are still waiting. “We would like to see the state allow Disney to reopen with reduced capacity once Orange County is in the ‘orange’ tier,” Zinder said. “Disney has implemented many safety protocols over and above those required by the state and is also offering regular testing to all employees.”The orange tier in California is when there are between one and 3.9 cases per 100,000 residents. This is the category that theme parks had hoped the state would use to permit them to reopen.The worry is that while big companies like Disney will be able to weather the pandemic — leaning on revenue from other parts of its business like streaming, consumer products and advertising — smaller businesses won’t be around when the storm ebbs.“[Big theme parks] have deep pockets, which make them very sustainable, but my pockets are just the pockets I have in my pants,” Afram said.Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. Brittany Losey takes a picture with her daughter Madison Losey, 7, outside the entrance to Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort is closed in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, October 22, 2020.MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Currently Orange County, where Disneyland’s two California parks and Knott’s Berry Farm are located, is seeing 5.6 cases per 100,000 people. Los Angeles County, where Universal Studios is located, is seeing 11.5 cases per 100,000 residents.“It’s completely unattainable right now,” Afram said. “I’m not sure how and why Disney as a corporation is able to follow protocols, set up procedures and guidelines and open up in Orlando and Paris and Shanghai and Tokyo, but in Anaheim for whatever reason they can’t do the same.” California Gov. Gavin Newsom has raised concerns over the number of people who typically frequent theme parks, the duration of the time they spend there and the possibility that transmission rates could rise if the parks are reopened. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a Democrat, who represents the 65th California Assembly District, which includes northern Orange County, wants to strike a better balance. “I believe that the guidelines set forth by Governor Newsom were released with the right framework and message of prioritizing public health and safety for both theme park employees and guests.” she said.“However, as we have seen the economic impact this pandemic has had on all business sectors, we can acknowledge that public health and economics are not exclusive from each other,” she said. “I have voiced my concerns about the state’s guidelines having a significantly negative impact on thousands of jobs, small business, and ultimately billions in revenue for California. I would urge the Governor and his administration to review the numbers and encourage them to update the guidelines for our theme parks.”Last year, Disney’s parks, experiences and consumer products segment was its fastest-growing profit driver. Since the outbreak began, Disney has been hemorrhaging cash. In the second quarter, the company reported a loss of $1 billion in operating income due to the closures of its parks, hotels and cruise lines. In the third quarter, the company reported a steeper loss of $3.5 billion. It is set to report its fourth-quarter results Thursday.The coronavirus pandemic has caused many headaches for Disney. The company has faced movie theater closures, film and TV production shutdowns, docked cruise ships and the suspension of most live sporting events. But the blow to theme parks has been huge. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – A couple waits in line to enter Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California on July 9, 2020, the first day the outdoor shopping and dining complex has been open to the public. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)ROBYN BECKlast_img read more

Sharks hold off Avalanche in Game 7, advance to face Blues

first_imgJoe Pavelski had a goal and an … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/09/bang_f46da4fd-468d-44c1-b868-8718fdd79024″](CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — The Sharks didn’t need a miraculous comeback Wednesday. They just had to hold on.And after the drama that unfolded at SAP Center two weeks ago, the Sharks had another heart-stopper in Game 7 of their second round series against the Colorado Avalanche.They found a way once again.last_img

Giants sending top prospects including Joey Bart to Arizona Fall League

first_imgThe Giants might not be on track to play in the month of October, but top prospect Joey Bart will be suiting up this fall.Bart and 2017 first round draft choice Heliot Ramos will headline a group of seven Giants prospects headed to the Arizona Fall League, an offseason league that features many of the sports’s highly-touted young talents.Rosters for the Arizona Fall League were announced Wednesday and all seven Giants prospects will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions. The AFL has six teams, so …last_img

Planet Rotation Limits Habitability

first_imgLife can’t exist on a planet that rotates too fast or slow.  This is another Goldilocks problem for astrobiologists to consider.NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine has added another factor to habitability: planetary rotation.  In “Rotation of Planets Influences Habitability,” Amanda Doyle reports on findings from a paper on the arXiv server scheduled for Astrophysical Journal Letters.  After giving the usual definition of the habitable zone as the inner and outer radius around a star where liquid water can exist, she complicates things:However, this concept is rather simple. In reality, many other factors come into play that could affect a planet’s habitability. New research has revealed that the rate at which a planet spins is instrumental in its ability to support life. Not only does rotation control the length of day and night, it can also tug on the winds that blow through the atmosphere and ultimately influence cloud formation.Doyle shows how a planet that spins too fast ends up with atmospheric Hadley cells that make the planet too hot:This will decrease the temperature difference between the equator and the poles and ultimately weaken the Hadley cells. The result is fewer clouds at the tropical regions available to protect the planet from the intense heat, and the planet becomes uninhabitable.At the other extreme, a slow rotator is more habitable, because Hadley cells will encompass the whole planet, allowing hot can flow to the cold side, and clouds form to protect the hottest hemisphere.  This should extend the inner edge of the habitable zone closer to the star.  But what about Venus, a slow rotator?  The authors’ model breaks down in that case; “This goes to show that just because a planet is rotating slowly does not automatically mean that it is habitable, rather it has the potential to be habitable if the right conditions exist.”  To rescue that observable case, the authors had to speculate that Venus used to rotate faster.This adds a 12th factor to our growing list of habitable zone requirements.  It’s looking more like Earth hit the cosmic jackpot.  By chance or design? Galactic Habitable Zone, where a star must be located (09/29/2009);Circumstellar Habitable Zone, the right radius from the star where liquid water can exist (10/08/2010);Continuously Habitable Zone, because too much variety can be lethal (07/21/2007);Temporal Habitable Zone, because habitable zones do not last forever (10/27/2008);Chemical and Thermodynamic Habitable Zone, where water can be liquid (12/30/2003);Ultraviolet Habitable Zone, free from deadly radiation (08/15/2006);Tidal Habitable Zone, which rules out most stars that are small (02/26/2011).Stable Obliquity Habitable Zone (1/12/2012)Stellar Chemistry Habitable Zone (9/08/12)Stellar Wind Habitable Zone (9/19/13, 6/03/14)Inhabitants, creating a biosphere that can regulate the atmosphere (06/06/14)Rotation Habitable Zone (8/12/14) (Visited 244 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Nissan Infiniti opens shop in South Africa

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Infiniti has previously won two prestigious safety awards: a 2010 Euro NCAP Advanced Award for road safety innovation for its Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system, included in many models in the range; and a 2009 five-star Euro NCAP award for the Infiniti FX, which received a 99% score for its advanced safety systems in crash tests. In South Africa, Infiniti will be strengthened by a finance division, Infiniti Financial Services, which will focus on vehicle finance in the luxury market, offering innovative products to companies and individuals. Initially, the Infiniti model range for South Africa will comprise the highly distinctive Infiniti FX performance SUV, EX luxury compact SUV, the Sporty G Coupe, the spirited G Cabriolet and the unique Infiniti M luxury sedan. Model line-up Auto maker Nissan is to sell its luxury Infiniti range of sedans, coupes and cross-overs in South Africa from June 2012 – a first for the African continent – while setting up a specialist finance division and new service centres in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. “We are thrilled to be bringing Infiniti to South Africa,” Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield said in a statement on Thursday, “and we are confident that it will be as successful here as it is in many other regions around the world.” Infiniti enthusiasts will be able to purchase and service their vehicles at Infiniti centres in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. The first centres will open in Hatfield, Pretoria and Melrose Arch, Johannesburg in mid-2012, followed by Durban and Cape Town, which will open in the fourth quarter of this year. ‘Total ownership experience’ Whitfield said Infiniti’s “total ownership experience” promise was founded on three pillars. “The first is driving pleasure. Second is our hospitality – we want our guests to feel comfortable, and this is always presented in a luxurious and inviting environment.center_img “The third pillar is peace of mind. We believe that every customer should enjoy outstanding service throughout their ownership of an Infiniti and be able to count on knowledgeable people who are committed to ensuring their satisfaction.” Finance division SAinfo reporter Infiniti’s model line-up includes sedans, coupes, SUVs and crossovers, with special emphasis on performance, emotive design and cutting-edge technology. The South Africa Infiniti introduction follows those in Indonesia, Panama, Malaysia and Singapore last year, while this year Infiniti will also expand into Chile and Australia. The brand is also in the second year of a successful partnership with Formula One world champions Red Bull Racing. Already a competitive contender in countries around the world, the introduction of Nissan’s luxury performance brand to South Africa is a first for the African continent. 13 April 2012last_img read more

iThemba Tower combines art, recycling and community

first_imgOfficially opened in July 2016, the iThemba Tower is a community art project made with over 7 000 recycled plastic drinks bottles decorating a decommissioned 20m high cellular tower.iThemba Tower: A Recycled Tower of Art in Troyeville— Heather Mason (@2summers) July 26, 2016The tower is situated in the garden of the Spaza Art Gallery in Troyeville, Johannesburg. The repurposed tower has become a point of pride for people living and working in the area.The project is the brainchild of renowned local street artist r1, conceived as a way to collaborate with the community in creating distinctive urban art. The artist specialises in taking lifeless urban landscapes and adding colourful, eye-catching African flourishes using various mediums including recycled wood and plastic.Hidden Trophy from r1r1r1 on Vimeo.Speaking to Graffiti South Africa, r1 says Johannesburg is his canvas, and its people his collaborators. “Every city has its beauty but Johannesburg has a special kind. There is a sense of freedom in the inner city that I don’t experience anywhere else. It is quite unique. People are open for engagement and I get fascinating opinions from very diverse backgrounds. It’s so rich culturally but still somehow a hidden treasure.”Take a look at r1’s latest public art intervention, ‘Hidden Trophy’ –— Between 10 and 5 (@10and5) November 10, 2015The iThemba Tower’s plastic bottles – bought from the city’s informal waste collectors – each contain a light and a written message by members of the community, including learners from local schools. At night the tower lights up with a multitude of colours.Taking the isiZulu word for hope, ‘ithemba’, the messages inside each bottle represent the dreams of each contributor. Speaking to blogger Heather Mason of, r1 describes the artwork as a “symbolic communication tower around which a diversity of people can share their collective hopes”.More important, the installation is also an opportunity to draw attention to the importance of recycling and the informal collectors who recycle the city’s waste as a means to survive.While the tower itself is the main attraction, it forms part of an online multimedia project incorporating video, crowdsourcing and blog posts, which all highlight the installation’s journey from idea to reality. It also tells the stories of the community contributors to the project, including the waste collectors.Ride with Moses from iThemba Tower on Vimeo.“Even though my work is to be seen out in the street, it is also important to cater for those that spend most of their time in front of a screen,” r1 says, adding that “good documentation helps re-adapting the work to the viewer’s means and expectations. The final work is not only the end product, but also the entire narrative towards its completion.”iThemba Tower in Troyeville by artist r1; 7 000 recycled bottles with messages from the community and lights inside— Charl Blignaut (@sa_poptart) October 19, 2016Through online crowdsourcing and visitor contributions, the project has raised over R40 000 for improving the livelihood of informal waste collectors and strengthening the community of Troyeville.Read more about iThemba Tower, the Spaza Art Gallery and how city residents can contribute to this ongoing project.Source: iThemba Tower Tumblr blog and reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using materiallast_img read more