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Vaccine called a ‘Christmas miracle’Frontline workers in Odessa get first doses

first_img TAGS  WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – December 21, 2020 Vaccine called a ‘Christmas miracle’Frontline workers in Odessa get first doses Facebook WhatsApp Local News Medical Center Health System CEO Russell Tippin says the hospital is in “full vaccine mode,” after the facility received the first 2,500 COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered to Ector County on Monday morning.Hospital staff immediately began receiving vaccinations, Tippin said Monday via a Facebook live announcement. Odessa Regional Medical Center is also scheduled to receive their first vaccine shipment on Monday, but have not yet indicated if their order has arrived.‘This is a big day for Odessa, Permian Basin, West Texas and MCH as we turn this corner and in this battle with COVID,” Tippin said. “We received 2,500 doses this morning. We’re in full vaccine mode.”MCHS Chief Nursing Officer Christin Timmons said the first doses will be given to hospital staff that work directly with COVID-19 patients, with other employees following.“It will be fast and furious over the next two days,” said Timmons, noting that the vaccination process will be slower due to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day work schedules.An ecstatic Tippin on Monday called the shipment arrival “a Christmas miracle.”Tippin and ORMC officials have nervously been waiting to see if their first vaccination shipments arrived as scheduled on Monday. Most other Texas communities received their first vaccines on December 14, but due to a state computer glitch Ector County had to wait an extra week. Local concerns mounted after reports surfaced that several communities last week had not received their December 14 shipments on time or had received much fewer doses than ordered. Midland’s first vaccine doses did not arrive until December 17.Hundreds of healthcare workers in Ector County will receive their vaccinations through Odessa’s Center for Hypertension & Internal Medicine, the practice of Dr. Madhu Pamganamamula.Teja Pamganamamula, who serves as administrator and COVID-19 coordinator for his father’s practice, said their focus will be on healthcare workers who don’t necessarily work at hospitals full time, but still might work with COVID-19 patients, such as outpatient clinics, or people who work with Hospice patients.“Some healthcare employees fall in between the lines,” Pamganamamula said. “They will be our priority.”The Center for Hypertension & Internal Medicine is expecting a vaccine shipment of 500 doses later this week.“That’s when the work will begin,” Pamganamamula said. “We hope to get vaccinations out as quick as possible. It’s now a rush to save lives.”Tippin said MCHS expects to vaccinate at least 1,000 employees total, with shots being staggered over several days as a precaution in case anyone suffers any adverse effects. The hospital also plans to begin providing vaccine doses to other local hospitals so that those facilities can begin vaccinating their staff.After healthcare workers, the plan is to begin vaccinating nursing home residents, Tippin said. Vaccinations to the general public will likely not begin until February or March.State Representative Brooks Landgraf on Monday praised Tippin and his staff for sharing their vaccinations with area hospitals, including those in neighboring counties that have not yet received their vaccine shipments.“I want to give credit where credit is due,” Landgraf noted in a press statement. “Medical Center Health System is going out of its way to be a good neighbor and make sure that the vaccine needs of the Permian Basin are being met in a timely manner.“Hospitals in communities such as Kermit and Monahans are not expected to receive their vaccine allotments for several more days, and rather than making them wait, MCHS stepped up to share its resources while also ensuring that Odessa’s frontline medical workers get vaccinated.”center_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articleLiving with diabetes: tips to prepare for low blood sugar this winterNext article5 home makeover ideas for the 2021 New Year Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Gardai appeal for help in Inishowen sudden death investigation

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By News Highland – March 21, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Gardai appeal for help in Inishowen sudden death investigation News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous article11 patients awaiting admission at LUHNext articleFinn Harps v Wexford Preview – Keith Cowan News Highland Gardai have renewed their appeal for information about the movements of a Lithuanian man found dead in Buncrana at the weekend.The man died of natural causes, but there were unexplained injuries on his body consistent with involvement in a road traffic collision.Possible links between the man’s death and an incident on the Slab Road are still being investigated.Earlier, Superintendent Eugene Mc Govern spoke on the Nine til Noon Show…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/eugenefull.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

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Crafts fest draws devoted regulars

first_imgA wallhanging depicting a spilled paint can, blue paw-prints on a white carpet and the hindquarters of a black cat was inspired by a real-life incident involving her cat, Lucifer, a tabby. She used another cat – JC, short for “Jaws and Claws” – for the model because it was “more photogenic.” One admiring customer, Marina King, 41, said she drove all the way from Santa Barbara for the show, looking for one-of-a-kind items she can’t find anywhere else. “It’s a good one-stop shopping place,” she said. “I’m thinking, gee, what could I get for Christmas and birthday presents? I just bought a condo, and this is an ideal place to get things to decorate it.” And while most of the shoppers were adults, 12-year-old Taylor and 9-year-old Siera Kozakar, of La Ca ada, said there were plenty of interesting things for kids, too. “I’m hoping I can buy some ear cuffs,” Siera Kozakar said, as she munched on some cinnamon almonds. “I had never even heard of ear cuffs!” Despite the hot and humid weather – temperatures soared to 92 degrees with 28 percent humidity around noon Saturday – shoppers still came out to see their favorite artists, downing ice-cold glasses of fresh-squeezed lemonade or large bottles of water. Scott Yoon, an employee at the Sushi Manster restaurant on Honolulu Avenue, hoped that the passing festival crowds – and the heat – would be a boost for business. “It’s a hot day,” he said cheerfully, as he got ready for the lunch rush. “And sushi’s the perfect food for a hot day.” [email protected] (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTROSE – Half an hour before the 23rd annual Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival was even open, half a dozen customers were inside Tammy Thompson’s booth admiring – and buying – her handmade braided rugs. On hearing it was the Arkansas-based Thompson’s first time at the festival, customer Linda Krantz told her, “We hope you do really well and come back next year.” Glendale residents Krantz, 53, and her husband, Bill, 59, said they come back every year to see the artisans they have come to view as friends. “Our house is filled with handmade items from the festival,” Linda Krantz said. “We love it, because we can look at them and say, `I know the artist.”‘ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2More than 425 fine artists, craftsmen, food vendors and musicians were lined up in booths along Honolulu Avenue, in front of a quirky collection of permanent stores ranging from the Black Cow Cafe to the Bath & Biscuit pet grooming salon and “barkery.” Many festivalgoers said they come back every year, seeking more of their favorite artists’ work. In addition to paintings, people could buy quilts, ceramics, handmade glycerin soaps, soy wax candles, clothing, jewelry, pillows, handbags, wood crafts and more. Food options ranged from roasted corn and artichokes to Cajun hot links and Thai food. Simi Valley artist Nelson De La Nuez had a booth displaying his humorous mixed media art, including a print of his “Cereal Killers,” depicting Capt’n Crunch, Tony the Tiger and other cereal box icons facing a firing squad, and “The Promised Land,” which shows Jesus giving directions to Las Vegas to a couple in a convertible. Mission Viejo fiber artist Loretta Alvarado, 46, makes intricate art using thread, fibers and fabric, including a mobile that resembled a spiral tree branch with red-gold leaves flowing from it. A closer look revealed that each leaf was made up of yarn and thread pieces, stitched together by layers of metallic gold thread to form a base fabric. Each leaf was a three-hour project. last_img
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Vodacom clicks onto social networking

first_img16 July 2008Vodacom, South Africa’s largest cellular network by subscriber numbers, has diversified into the multimedia market with the acquisition of a 40% stake in Zoopy.com, a local social networking and community website.Zoopy.com, which was launched in March 2007, allows its users to upload and share videos, photographs, podcasts and blogs.Vodacom said that the social networking website had taken less than a year to establish itself as a significant player in the user-generated content space in Africa.Nokia, the world’s largest cellphone manufacturer, selected Zoopy.com as their regional imaging partner for South and West Africa, while more recently, the Mail & Guardian chose the website as its online video delivery partner.Vodacom Ventures MD Tlhabeli Ralebitso said the investment was an important move, which came at “just the right time” for both parties.“Zoopy.com has established itself as a key role-player in the online social media arena and has a growing community that will now be able to grow bigger, better and faster,” he said in a statement last month.“Vodacom puts great value in what has been achieved online thus far, and we look forward to combining mobile and internet strengths to create an even more valuable destination for all Zoopy.com users.”Perfect partnerZoopy.com CEO Jason Elk said that the website had been looking for a specific partner to help the fledgling company implement its strategy to the fullest.While funding was an important requirement, Elk said that they also wanted to ensure that the new investor would add value to the overall Zoopy.com user experience.“With Vodacom at our side, we’ll be able to bring many new features and opportunities to both their users and ours,” he said. “This is exactly what we were looking for and we can’t wait to make it happen.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Zuma urges delegation to market SA in Davos

first_img17 January 2014The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos provides an excellent platform to network and market South Africa to potential investors, President Jacob Zuma told a delegation of business people on Thursday ahead of their departure for Switzerland.“Each year, we do all we can as South Africa to put our best foot forward and present our country to the world,” Zuma said at a sending-off event in Johannesburg, adding: “South Africa is easy to sell. Our country is successful, with lots of potential.“Although some challenges still remain given our history, these are being attended to,” Zuma said. “We remain a nation at work for a better life, striving each day to do better. Our founding president, Tata Nelson Mandela, and the first democratic administration laid a firm foundation, and we continue to build on that foundation to take the country forward.”Zuma said that while South Africa’s economy had taken a knock after the 2008 global meltdown, shedding a million jobs by the time the recession peaked in 2009, the country had recovered well and created many jobs.He said he National Development Plan (NDP), the country’s policy framework for reducing unemployment, inequality and poverty by 2030, identified the main drivers for economic growth: agriculture, mining, tourism, the green economy, manufacturing and infrastructure development.“As you engage the world, you will be able to say: We know exactly where we want to be by 2030 and we are working very hard to get there as South Africans. We are busy factoring the NDP into the draft Medium Term Strategic Framework that will be discussed by the Cabinet that will be appointed after elections in its first lekgotla.“In a few months, the plan will have been mainstreamed in the work of every government department,” Zuma said, adding: “We do trust that the private sector will also factor the NDP into its own strategic plans in every company so that we move seamlessly together.”The 44th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum takes place from 22 to 25 January.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Picasa 3.5: Ruining Your Good Name with Face Recognition Tagging

first_imgIn the same way that Picasa web albums offer facial recognition and tagging, Picasa 3.5 automatically scans all of your photos and groups similar faces together. From there users can add names to their photos in bulk and upload them to their web albums. One of the interesting features of this program is that names auto-complete from a user’s Google contacts. While services like Face.com offer facial recognition-based tagging on Facebook, the Picasa 3.5 desktop software allows users to organize friends and groups of friends with a simple offline hard drive scan. After a couple minutes of scanning you can create name-based collages, slideshows and geo-tagged albums. The bottom line is, if you’re going to get tipsy at a bachelor party, you better hope your friends have the good sense to uncheck those photos before they start uploading your Coyote Ugly bar dance antics to the wedding slideshow. Other new features include drag and drop geo-tagging over a Google map and simultaneous uploading and sharing. In the past, photo uploaders have had to go through the additional act of selecting specific contacts to share albums. Now users can alert their contacts to an album as it’s going up. Your coworkers and family may get an eyeful. At this point, facial recognition software and batch tagging is making it tougher to put on the facade of being a respectable human being. It looks like underground speakeasys are about to see a resurgence. To download the new Picasa visit Picasa.google.com. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#web dana oshiro Say goodbye to your controlled web presence and say hello to Picasa 3.5. Google released Picasa 3.5 with a slew of new features including facial recognition and name-based batch tagging, faster geo-tagging and better web uploading functionality. The service is so good at finding your mug and tagging it that wild photos from yesteryear can resurface and wreak havoc on your reputation. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Modi showed Pakistan its place by abrogating Article 370: Amit Shah

first_imgUnion Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed Pakistan its place by abrogating Article 370 and 35A and established that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India.Mr. Shah also said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should tell people of Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana, when he goes there, whether he was with the decision to abrogate Article 370. Assembly elections are due in these States this year.Addressing a public meeting after launching the BJP’s ‘Johar Jan Ashirwad Yatra’, the BJP national president said his party stood in favour of removing Article 370 ever since it had been there, and asked why the Congress felt a “stomach ache” following its annulment.Located in Santhal Paragana near Dumka, Jamtara is more than 250 km from the capital Ranchi. Johar is a tribal salutation.Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda and Bihar Minister Nand Kishore Yadav, who is BJP’s in-charge of Jharkhand, were present on the occasion. “Removing Article 370, Modi ji showed Pakistan its place, and established that Kashmir is an integral part of India,” Mr. Shah said.Making a scathing attack at the Congress, he said the party had also opposed and sought evidence after surgical strike. “They (Congress) should tell the people which direction they want to go,” he added.Mr. Shah said even while being in the opposition, his party leaders had supported the government on important issues.“Atal Bihari Vajpayee had supported former prime minister Indira Gandhi after winning the Bangladesh Liberation war.“Atalji also put India’s side at the United Nations on Kashmir issue when former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao asked him to go and put India’s side,” Shah said.With Assembly Election in Jharkhand expected shortly, the BJP president sought to know what the Congress-led UPA government had given to the State in terms of developmental initiatives.The BJP president said that the Congress had not accepted Jharkhand people’s decades-old wishes for a separate state, but it was for prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had fulfilled their dreams.“I don’t hesitate to say that Atalji created Jharkhand and Prime Minister Narendra Modiji nursed it towards development during the last five years,” Mr. Shah said.Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar and made a separate state in 2000 by the then NDA government. Referring to how the previous Arjun Munda-led governments in the State had been overthrown due to lack of majority, Mr. Shah said the people had given a stable government in 2014 under the leadership of Chief Minister Raghubar Das and the State government worked for their development.“There is Modi government above and Raghubar Das government below. The double engine governments have changed Jharkhand, and the evidence is that the people of Jharkhand gave 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats to Modi government in the Lok Sabha elections,” Mr. Shah said.“Naxalism was there, but now Jharkhand is headed towards almost naxal-free state and moving forward with developmental initiatives,” he said.Mr. Shah gave an account to the people of how the central and state governments developed the sectors like electricity, housing, health care, toilet construction, free of cost gas connection and drinking water, two battalions comprising Paharia tribes and setting up nearly 70 Eklavya schools the current regime, and demanded that the Congress should also give an account what it had done during its ten years rule.“I would like to ask what has the UPA given in its ten years rule to Jharkhand? While the 13th Finance Commission had given only 55 thousand and 200 crore to Jharkhand, the 14th Finance commission under Narendra Modi gave 2.5 times more funds, giving one lakh and forty-five thousand crore,” Mr. Shah said.He said after the “Johar Jan Ashirwad Yatra” of Chief Minister Raghubar Das, which he kicked off Wednesday from Jamatra, will criss-cross all the 81 assembly constituencies and when it reaches Ranchi, the BJP would once again form a majority government. “The double engine governments will make Jharkhand the number one state in the country,” Mr. Shah promised.last_img read more

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a month agoWoodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Woodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the board’s full support.As the United chief announced record annual revenues of £621.7million today, he insisted the club are on the right track.Woodward stated: “We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our academy.”Everyone at Manchester United is committed to delivering on our primary objective of winning trophies.” last_img read more

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