AdventHealth sees number of hospitalized patients drop; vaccinates “extremely vulnerable” with…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Physicians discuss the process of contacting patients who qualify for COVID-19 vaccines and express optimism about latest numbersFrom AdventHealthThe number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals across AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division dropped last week, the latest indication that the winter surge is slowing.Dr. Neil Finkler“We continue to see a daily decrease in both our hospitalized patients and our ICU Patients, said Dr. Neil Finkler, chief medical officer for acute care services for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division at today’s AdventHealth Morning Briefing.But, he added, “let’s not stop the things that got us here,” such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing hands frequently.Dr. Mark SocinskiFinkler appeared with Dr. Mark Socinski, executive medical director of the AdventHealth Cancer Institute, to discuss the hospital system’s latest efforts to vaccinate extremely vulnerable patients and plans to help administer more than 3,000 vaccines this weekend in partnership with Orange County to community health care workers.The vaccines for health workers were provided by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County and were made available to any eligible health care worker, regardless of health system affiliation. All appointments are filled.“We’re really looking forward to helping get the vaccines out,” Finkler said. “Health care workers are really on the front line. It’s critically important we protect health workers.”Socinski discussed the importance of vaccinating vulnerable patients such as those who have undergone transplants or are being treated for cancer. AdventHealth plans to offer more vaccines when supply becomes available.Cancer and other conditions can compromise patients’ immune systems and put them at higher risk for complications from COVID-19. As a result, Socinski said many of his patients are requesting the vaccine and he recommends they take it when it’s available to them.“This is a safe and highly effective vaccine,” Socinski said. “I tell them they should be more concerned about the side effects of COVID than the side effects of the vaccine.”You can sign up for alerts to learn when more appointments are available at Vaccines are not currently available at any AdventHealth hospital, AdventHealth Centra Care or AdventHealth Medical Group office.AdventHealth vaccinates organ transplant patientsLast Wednesday, February 3, AdventHealth vaccinated about 500 patients deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 after receiving a limited vaccine supply from the state earmarked for that purpose. Many of those vaccinated were organ transplant patients. The AdventHealth Transplant Institute is the only adult transplant center in Central Florida.AdventHealth is following national and international guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.K. National Health Service to determine which patients are extremely vulnerable. AdventHealth’s clinical leadership team, including those from the transplant and cancer institutes, determined the priority of those most in need of vaccination, based on condition and treatment. Those include:Solid organ transplant and bone marrow transplant patientsCancer patients undergoing active treatmentCystic fibrosis patientsThose with Sickle Cell DiseaseAdults with Down SyndromeAdventHealth received 500 vaccines from the state and administered the entire supply last week. AdventHealth does not have any vaccines for the public at this time. As additional vaccine supply becomes available, those eligible per federal criteria will be contacted by AdventHealth with instructions on how to receive their vaccine.“People facing critical health issues, such as those waiting for or having just received an organ transplant, could quickly face an even more life-threatening situation should they contract COVID-19,” said Dr. Neil Finkler, chief medical officer at AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “We are thankful to have been allocated the vaccine supply from the state for this purpose and look forward to a time when there is sufficient supply to vaccinate everyone in our community.” Photo courtesy of AdventHealth Please enter your name here TAGSAdventHealthCOVID-19Dr. Mark SocinskiDr. Neil FinklerHospitalsOrgan DonorsPatientsVaccinationVaccineVulnerableWinter Surge Previous articleFlorida adds statewide protections for LGBTQ+ individualsNext articleBecker expresses concern over unfilled HR Director position Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear center_img Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

New House in the Old Garden / kaa-studio

first_imgArchDaily Products used in this ProjectMetal PanelsRHEINZINKAngled Standing Seam ProgramMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineChief Engineer Of The Project:Tomáš ZimaBuilder:Petr LoumaInterior Equipment:David BradaCity:ČernošiceCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© BoysPlayNiceText description provided by the architects. We wanted the house to fit gently between the surrounding houses of the original built-up area and the trees of the old garden, to be able to take advantage of the views and natural resources, and the house to function well naturally in terms of heat and economics, without current artificial “passive standards”. The task was to design a house for a family of four. Parents who work daily in artificial open-space office had a fundamental desire for natural materials and intimacy. The children’s section was required to be easily separable from other areas, prospectively for the time when the children grow up. Great attention was paid to the client’s economy of the house and operation of the house, shading both from the sun rays and during the light pollution generated by the house at night. An outdoor covered space was required for year-round seating and drying of fruits and herbs.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe plot is situated near Prague, on the southern slope above the Berounka river with a beautiful view of the Brdy hills. The land is accessible from the south, which has become challenge in terms of the layout. There was an old hut and mature trees in the garden – old fruit-bearing in the lower part and conifers and walnut in the upper part of the garden. In the design concept, we wanted to use the maximum allowed space for building the house on the land and to concentrate most of the functions of the house, for easy access, on the ground floor (social and parents’ part), and a smaller children’s part upstairs.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceWe stretched the main mass of the house as much as possible between the eastern and western borders in order to create the longest possible southern facade – warming up / heating the house by the sun during the heating season. The summer sun, on the other hand, is naturally shaded by the recessed glazed façade (porch). We tried to place the house on the plot as high as possible to get the best views of the region from the house, we also considered neighbouring buildings (privacy) and had in mind old mature trees. As a result, we decided to place the house roughly in the middle of the plot and at the same time we created two gardens – a southern sunny orchard and a northern shady grove.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe main ground floor of the house is made of solid material of ceramic blocks (without external insulation) and partitions, and is covered by a concrete ceiling (feeling safe). The roof above the ground floor is designed as a garden, a meadow with butterflies. On top of it, there is a light wooden shed/hut, as a place for teenagers. Access to the house is via a wavy path leading from the main road. The garage was placed in the lower part and thus not obscuring the views from the living area. Behind the house, there is a garden house with sauna, attached to part of the original hut.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe layout of the ground floor is divided into a southern social and northern private part. The southern part has five segments, one of which is the entrance hall. Along the entire south wall is a recessed porch, the space between the inside and outside areas. On the wooden floor, there are two children’s rooms in the corners with a common central hall and access to the roof garden. The most beautiful views.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceProject gallerySee allShow lessSynergy, From a Monastery to a Music Conservatory / Brückner & Brückner ArchitektenSelected ProjectsModern, Low-Budget and Easy to Build Living Spaces: the Case Study House ProgramArticles Share Houses Czech Republic Architects: kaa-studio Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© BoysPlayNice+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs 2020 Projects “COPY” Manufacturers: RHEINZINK, CE.SI. Ceramica, HELUZ, OPTIGREEN, Stuv, Jánošík Products translation missing: New House in the Old Garden / kaa-studio Photographs:  BoysPlayNice Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard New House in the Old Garden / kaa-studioSave this projectSaveNew House in the Old Garden / kaa-studio Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Černošice, Czech Republic CopyAbout this officekaa-studioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesČernošiceOn FacebookCzech RepublicPublished on March 29, 2021Cite: “New House in the Old Garden / kaa-studio” 29 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Graduate Commons faculty directors work to make Harvard Housing feel like home

first_imgJim and Doreen Hogle, faculty deans for Dudley House, have served as faculty directors at Peabody Terrace for nearly seven years. Photo by Bob Keene/Keene Vision “Being faculty directors has given us the opportunity to meet a remarkably diverse and international group of residents. We’ve had a wonderful time getting to know residents academically, professionally, and socially, and to share ideas and customs with them. The experience has also provided us with a chance to work alongside an extremely dedicated group of staff … to create a sense of community in a building complex that could otherwise be very isolating. The experience has enriched our lives.” — Jim Hogle, Edward S. Harkness Professor at Harvard Medical School, chair of the Biophysics Program, faculty director at Dudley House, Peabody Terrace,“As faculty directors, we have really loved interacting with, mentoring, and learning from the diverse and incredibly talented community of Harvard students and scholars. As a professor at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, and as faculty chair for the J.D./M.B.A. program, I believe that cross fertilization among fields and interdisciplinary education will be critical to the next wave of advances in our society. As faculty directors, we get to witness that interaction every day.” — Guhan Subramanian, Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at HLS, Douglas Weaver, professor of business law at HBS and faculty director at Western Area,“We have the privilege of creating a truly diverse Harvard community that will be loyal and interested in Harvard for decades. The hardest part of the job is saying goodbye when the residents finish their degree and move on to the next phase of their lives.” — Nancy Winship, recently retired senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at Brandeis University and faculty director at Gardenside Area For hundreds of Harvard affiliates and their families living in Harvard University Housing, it’s the sense of belonging and community connection that makes all the difference. Eight faculty directors with Harvard Graduate Commons Program (GCP) work every day to help make that possible.These intellectual leaders, together with GCP staff and community advisors, host social and academic events to engage their neighborhoods. Whether welcoming residents and guests into their homes each month for lectures and dinner discussions, or integrating intellectual and social opportunities through events like game nights, networking happy hours, and off-campus excursions, the faculty directors bridge the divide between the learning, living, and cultural experiences at Harvard.Since its inception in 2008, GCP’s unique interdisciplinary effort to create a “home away from home” for a diverse residential population including graduate students, faculty, staff, and their families is now a thriving living-learning community for all residents.Some of the faculty directors shared why they choose to serve in this capacity. “We get to engage with residents from all over the world, learning their different cultures and passions and sharing ours … and residents are able to see us as both faculty and as family. We see this as an opportunity to bring people together, building relationships that last a lifetime.” — Nancy Hill, Charles Bigelow Professor of Education and faculty director at Gardenside Arealast_img read more

Mine Union Cites Discrimination in Objection to Peabody’s Push to Give Bankruptcy Bonuses to 42 Office Employees

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Christopher Coats for SNL:The United Mine Workers of America launched a challenge to a Peabody Energy Corp. effort that would free up millions in funds for retention payments to 42 “key employees,” calling the effort “inappropriate and unfair.”The objection challenges the company’s request to set aside at least $2.74 million for payments with the approval to increase that amount to $3.24 million with minimal notice.In early June, Peabody stated that the 42 employees provide “vital services” necessary for day-to-day operations and noted that in exit interviews employees have been saying they were seeking higher levels of job security than the coal industry currently offers. The employees include those working in finance, operations, legal, sales, marketing, human resources and information technology.The UMWA questioned the plan, asserting that the company’s “uncertain financial prospects” made such a request unreasonable.Further, the UMWA challenged the selected employees, arguing that the plan is “discriminatory” and should not include company “officers” as they are Peabody insiders.Full article: UMWA challenges Peabody retention plan, calling effort ‘inappropriate and unfair’ Mine Union Cites Discrimination in Objection to Peabody’s Push to Give Bankruptcy Bonuses to 42 Office Employeeslast_img read more

Inler wants to pack a punch

first_img While in Naples the 31-year-old sparred with 1980 Olympic champion Patrizio Oliva after the boxer called his agency to offer extra training following Inler’s admission he liked the sport. And the modest, likeable, Inler believes his extra training will help him succeed in England. He said: “I did it to change a little bit, boxing is good for the body. The first time when I boxed I used my energy without control and Patrizio said ‘why do you box like that? “I never managed to hit him but he could hit me easily. “The Premier League is a physical league, for sure, but when you play fast you they don’t hit you. I like physical games. “Italian football is very tactical but the Premier League is one of the best leagues, very fast. “They fight and the referees sometimes don’t whistle. In Italy they whistle all the time, maybe I like that about here.” The former Udinese man also captained Switzerland in their shock win over world champions Spain 1-0 in last year’s World Cup. Gokhan Inler wants to be a hit in England as he plans to knock out Leicester’s rivals. The midfielder is aiming to bring the skills he learnt in the boxing ring to the Barclays Premier League. Inler is set for his Foxes debut against Tottenham on Saturday after arriving from Napoli on a three-year deal this week. Inler has watched the Foxes’ opening two games, including last week’s 2-1 win at West Ham, as sees the same qualities as his national team. “You know Spain are strong but we knew with one shot we could win. It was one of the best, emotional, games of my career and this team can also grow up,” said Inler, who is likely to be joined in the squad by Christian Fuchs after he shrugs off illness. “Here, at West Ham, the team were struggling but they didn’t give up and that’s the spirit they can have. This is a club who want to make something in the future.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Tiger Bay Youth Group win ‘A’ Division Commander 5-A-Side Football tournament

first_imgTIGER Bay Youth Group were over the weekend crowned Champions of the ‘A’ Division Commander third Annual 5-A-Side Football competition, which was held at the National Gymnasium.The competition was played among 13 male teams and five female teams, all from the Police Youth Groups.The male teams comprised Yarrowkabra, Circuitville, Tiger Bay, Mocha, Albouystown, North Ruimveldt, Golden Grove, Central, Timehri North, Grove, Agricola, East Ruimveldt and Ruimveldt. The five female teams were from Tiger Bay, North Ruimveldt, Agricola, Albouystown and East Ruimveldt.At the end of the first round Tiger Bay, Albouystown, North Ruimveldt, Central, Grove and East Ruimveldt emerged winners from their matches to go through to the second round along with Ruimveldt who drew a bye for the males.After a number of exciting matches, the Tiger Bay Police Youth Group emerged the winners of the competition ahead of North Ruimveldt in second place and Albouystown were adjudged third.Orin Moore from the Tiger Bay Youth Group copped the trophy for Most Goals after netting 10 throughout the competition for his team and Darron Niles from Albouystown Youth Group was given the Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy.Meanwhile, in the female showdown East Ruimveldt Youth Group came in third place behind Tiger Bay who got second and Albouystown who copped first place.Tineshia Thorne walked away with the Most Goals Trophy after scoring five goals in the competition and the MVP award went to Royesitia Cossou, both from Albouystown Youth Group.The presentation of trophies and medals was done by Superintendent Phillip Azore, W/Assistant Superintendent Sonia Herbert and representatives from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).last_img read more

Starling last-second basket gives Bees win over Liverpool

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys basketball Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Four days earlier, Starling had, in one afternoon against reigning state Class AA champion West Genesee, surpassed 1,000 career points and then scored 16 in the fourth quarter to carry his team past the Wildcats.Now, against a Liverpool side that had beaten both West Genesee and Corcoran in December, Starling delivered again.Up until the very end, Liverpool’s defensive strategy – shut down everyone around Starling – worked quite well. The two sides traded the lead throughout the first half with little separation, and even though Starling had 16 points in the half, the Bees only led by two, 27-25, at the break.What helped keep Liverpool close was an ability to close out quarters. Jacob Vacco’s 3-pointer beat the first-quarter horn, and Romeo Clarke did the same in the final seconds of the third quarter, reducing B’ville’s lead to 37-35.The back-and-forth battle raged through the final minutes. It was tied, 45-45, when Starling’s sixth 3-pointer of the night got his team in front.After it pulled back within one, 48-47, Liverpool got possession with 30 seconds left. Instead of holding for a last shot, it instead worked it to Jack Pento, who fired a running, one-handed jumper with 20 seconds to play and converted, putting the Warriors up by one.But Starling would get the final word and finish the night with 35 points, inching within eight of B’ville’s career scoring leader, Brett Botsford, who had 1,070 points in his Bees tenure from 2005 to ’08.On Friday night, when B’ville visited Henninger, Starling would make his way past Botsford’s mark and now stood as the Bees’ all-time leading scorer – but the Black Knights would win the night, prevailing 58-47.From start to finish, Henninger’s attention was on Starling, and the pressure worked as he managed just 18 points, and though Trombley led the Bees with 19 points and Nicholson added eight points, Nate Ray had the Bees’ only other field goal.Up 26-24 at halftime, the Black Knights outscored the Bees 20-12 in the third quarter and never got caught. Nine different Black Knights got on the scoreboard, twice B’ville’s total, as Tong Mading led the way with 19 points.So the Bees hit the midway point of the regular season at 7-3, and hosts a big game against 8-2 Corcoran on Tuesday before welcoming Cicero-North Syracuse next Friday. One of the many marks of greatness for an athlete is performing to expectations, or exceeding them, even when everyone and everything is designed to stop them from doing so.Such was the case in the closing seconds of Tuesday night’s boys basketball game between Baldwinsville and Liverpool at Onondaga Community College’s’ Allyn Hall.Trailing by one and having the ball, the Bees were going to put the matter in the capable hands of J.J. Starling, even though the Warriors were going to put several defenders on him to try and impede his path to the basket. Five seconds remained when Starling inbounded the ball from the right side, in front of his team’s bench, passing it to Bo Nicholson, who, defended by Kyle Caves, immediately dished it back to Starling.Starting the dribble with his left hand, Starling crossed over to his right, split two more Liverpool defenders and, with a second to spare, laid the ball off the glass and through the net as the clock expired.Just like that, B’ville had earned a 50-49 victory, had improved its overall record to 7-2, and Starling had another entry in his growing ledger of legend.last_img read more

New legislation would amend Older Americans Act, provide age friendly communities with service hubs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWashington D.C. — Michigan Senator Gary Peters has introduced new legislation that would amend the Older Americans Act of 1965.Peters and Senator John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Age-Friendly Communities Act last Thursday. The new bill would require federal government departments to develop a national set of goals on healthy aging and age friendly communities. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy, there will be a projected 3 million Michiganders over the age of 55 by 2020.Legislation would establish a coordinating body with both public and private care to develop best practices for achieving set goals. Age-friendly communities are those committed to working toward ensuring their seniors have access to amenities such as housing, transportation, social and civic opportunities, volunteerism, employment, and supportive services. These communities would have a hub where seniors can receive help and information for various services like health care and transportation.  Specifically, this legislation would aim to help seniors who would like to age in place.“I know I’ve gone through this issue with elderly parents who want to stay home, and it’s unbelievably complicated to try to find home health care, to find out what transportation is available for them, all of the range of services that we need,” said Senator Peters. “It shouldn’t be that complicated ”The bill will most likely be sent to a committee for review before it hits the house and senate floor.“We have to make it simpler, and we have to design our communities to make sure they’re providing a friendly atmosphere for folks to age and to prosper and to live independent lives,” said Peters.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Age Friendly Communities Act, Aging, bill, HOUSE, Law, Michiganders, Older Americans Act of 1965, Senate, Senator Gary PetersContinue ReadingPrevious Minute with the Mayor: medical marijuana facilities plus a smoking/vaping ban in parksNext Son surprises colorblind father with glasses that help see colorlast_img read more