LUH Manager says Winter Plan will benefit the hospital

first_img Previous articleJohnny Dunleavy signs for Sligo RoversNext articleCaiseal Mara security guard attacked in Moville News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook LUH Manager says Winter Plan will benefit the hospital WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – December 7, 2018 Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty There were six people awaiting in-patient beds at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, two of them on Emergency Department trolleys. That’s an increase of one on yesterday’s figure.University Hospital Galway was the most overcrowded with 45 people waiting there.Nationally, the INMO says there were 390 people waiting at hospitals across the country.Meanwhile, the opening of the hospital’s new Discharge Lounge this week has been welcomed as a  way of reducing waiting times for patients being admitted.Earlier today, Cllr Ciaran Brogan questioned whether the hospital is benefitting from the Winter Plan announced yesterday by the HSE.Hospital Manager Sean Murphy says the hospital is benefitting from the plan, and the new Discharge Lounge which came into operation this week is part of that………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Mississippi prison system under increased scrutiny after killings, escapes

first_imgDanHenson1/iStock(NEW YORK) — A streak of inmate killings and the escape of two violent felons from a maximum security facility put Mississippi’s penitentiaries on lockdown — and under a microscope that’s revealing how a state with one of the nation’s highest incarceration rates is struggling to manage its prisoners. Since Sunday, four inmates have been killed during what officials described as “major disturbances” at three Mississippi prisons, including the state’s oldest and most notorious lockup, Parchman, where a fire also erupted on a cell block, officials said. A fifth inmate was killed at Parchman prison in recent days, but officials said the death is unrelated to the near-riots at the facility.Inmates also have been killed since Sunday at prisons in Leakesville and in Houston, state authorities said. The chaos has so overwhelmed corrections officials that they decided to move some of the more than 19,000 inmates at Parchman to a once-notorious maximum security section, Unit 32, which was closed a decade ago after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging the inhumane conditions. “In Parchman, there ain’t nothing up there but some suffering,” June Thornton, whose son was among the inmates moved to Unit 32, told ABC affiliate WABG-TV in Greenwood, Mississippi. Prisoners now housed on Unit 32 have used contraband cellphones to post online photos of conditions that include no running water and six inmates being assigned to a one-person cell, with some prisoners forced to sleep on the concrete floor. The conditions at Parchman gained notoriety in the 1999 film Life, starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. According to The Sentencing Project, a Washington-based research and advocacy center working to reduce imprisonment in the United States, Mississippi boasts the third-highest incarceration rate behind Louisiana and Oklahoma.Amid the bloodshed at Parchman, two inmates recently escaped, prompting a massive manhunt. Both were recaptured, and investigators said they may have received outside help in escaping. Dillion Williams, 27, who’s serving a 40-year sentence for residential burglary and aggravated assault, was caught around 2 p.m. local time on Monday in a wooded area near Rossville, Tennessee, about 100 miles from the facility in Parchman, officials said. Williams and David May, 42, were discovered to be missing from Parchman when officers took an emergency headcount at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, officials said. May, who’s serving a life sentence for two aggravated assaults, was caught on Sunday morning near where Williams was captured, officials said. “We are thankful for the coordinated efforts to capture these two violent offenders without incident,” Pelicia E. Hall, commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, said in a statement.The two escapes from the prison, about 120 miles north of Jackson, came during a tumultuous period for the prison system and prompted a temporary lockdown of inmates across the state, resulting in increased scrutiny at the historically cash-strapped penitentiaries. The lockdown, which began Jan. 2, was lifted at 11 facilities on Tuesday.Thornton demanded that officials investigate the conditions at Parchman immediately to get a better understanding of why the facility has become such a powder keg.“Instead of just standing outside and listening to what is going on in Parchman, somebody needs to turn around and walk through there, visit some of these units and listen to some of the inmates,” Thornton said. “And if you turn around and visit some of these units and see what’s actually going on and the conditions that they live in … maybe things won’t happen the way it is.”In April, the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica reported on a rash of prisoners being beaten and burned by fellow inmates, particularly at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, where one prisoner was killed in recent days. At that prison, inmates outnumber guards 23 to 1, according to the report. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who is scheduled to leave office on Jan. 14, blamed inmates and prison gangs for the deadly violence that occurred at the state’s prisons in the past week.“Someone asked earlier, Who’s responsible for what’s happening at Parchman? The inmates,” Bryant said at a news conference on Monday. “The inmates are the ones that take each other’s lives. The inmates are the ones that fashion weapons out of metal. … So, I would say look to the inmates.” However, Bryant conceded that the state legislature has failed to fully fund his proposed investments in the prison system over the last four years, which include hiring more corrections officers and paying them more.“At $25,000 a year working at Parchman, it’s not always easy to find people who want to dedicate themselves to a career in corrections,” Bryant said. “We need to work on that. We need to fix that.” Hall, the corrections commissioner, who announced her resignation this week to take a job in the private sector, warned state lawmakers almost a year ago about problems in the prison system due to lack of funding. “I’m almost at capacity in my facilities. That’s not a good place for us to be in the state of Mississippi,” Hall testified at a Jan. 16, 2019, House appropriations subcommittee hearing.The budget for the Department of Corrections has declined by $185 million since 2014, according to Clarion-Ledger of Jackson. At the same subcommittee hearing where Hall testified, Lt. Manisa Ragsdale of the Corrections Department said conditions for corrections officers had gotten increasingly dangerous. “One of the main concerns that I see happening every day is low staffing,” Ragsdale said at the time. “If we were to have a major incident to happen, there is no one there to respond to the incidents. If I’m in a major crisis, who is going to come and see about me?”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

August 1, 2015 News and Notes

first_img News and Notes Web Melton of Bush Ross in Tampa has become president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the Hillsborough County Bar.  Abby Salzer of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., in Tampa presented on Payor/Provider Payment Disputes and Winning Strategies at McGuireWoods’ Annual Healthcare Litigation Conference in Chicago. Stephen N. Zack of Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Miami was awarded the 2015 David W. Dyer Professionalism Award, the highest award given by the Dade County Bar Association. Mariano Garcia of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley received the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association’s inaugural “Bravo” award for “Dedication and Leadership in Public Service and Promoting Hispanic Diversity” in the tri-county area of Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Elaine Johnson James of Berger Singerman in Miami has been appointed to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. Rosine Plank-Brumback of Palm Beach Gardens contributed to a new book co-published by the World Trade Organization and Cambridge University Press titled A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO and spoke at the book launch held at WTO headquarters in Geneva. Douglas McAlarney of the Personal Insurance Federation of Florida in Tallahassee published “Are Political Bloggers Weakening the Democratic Election Process by Being Paid to Give You Their Unbiased Opinions?” in the 2014 volume of the FSU Law Review. Ira N. Rosner of Greenberg Traurig in Miami has been elected to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Stephen C. Chumbris, Jr., of Fisher & Sauls in St. Petersburg will serve a third term as chair of the Real Property Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Brad Gould of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer in Ft. Pierce presented “Current Developments Program for the S Corporation Committee” at the ABA Tax Section Meeting in Washington, D.C. Peter Hunt of The LaBovick Law group in Palm Beach Gardens has been appointed to both the Professionalism and the Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Continuing Legal Education committees for the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Brian Armstrong of Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson in Tallahassee was presented Leadership Florida’s “Statewide Impact Award” at its annual conference in St. Petersburg on behalf of the Tallahassee Village Square, an organization for which Armstrong serves as co-chair. Clark A.D. Wilson of Merchant & Gould in Atlanta has become chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. C. Douglas McDonald, Jr., and Edward J. Page of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt in Tampa were elected to serve as president-elect and as a member of the board of directors, respectively, for the Ferguson-White Inn of Court. Melinda S. Gentile of Peckar & Abramson in Miami chaired Engineering News-Record’s sixth annual Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference in New York City. H.S. “Brad” DeBeaubien of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa has been named to the board of directors for the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. Pierce Kelley of Cedar Key has written To Valhalla. It is based, in part, on the real-life story of a U.S. soldier who returns home from Afghanistan with medical injuries and PTSD. Following his discharge, after being trained to operate drones, he is called upon to become a part of a black-op that targets high profile al-Qaeda and Taliban targets. Erin Smith Aebel of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa discussed “Hot Health Law Topics Every Executive Should Know,” as a panelist at an event jointly hosted by the Tampa Bay MGMA and the Suncoast Healthcare Executives. Thomas Fabricio of Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed to the City of Miramar’s Planning and Zoning Board. Erin M. McKenney and Leonardo M. Dosoretz of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa graduated from Tampa Connection. Abbi S. Freifeld of Roig Lawyers in Deerfield Beach has successfully completed and graduated from the Boca Chamber’s Leadership Boca 2015 Program. John H. Friedhoff of Fowler White Burnett in Miami presented a lecture in Spanish regarding international trademark strategies, including licensing and document retention issues, to the LL.M. students of INIDEM Business Law School in Panama. Brian H. Bieber of GrayRobinson in Miami was featured as an instructor on fraud and restitution matters in federal court at the 24th Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in St. Petersburg. Roy M. Hartman of Sacher, Zelman, Hartman, Paul, Beiley & Sacher in Miami presented “Issues to Consider When a Client of the Accounting Firm Files for Bankruptcy Protection” at a meeting of the Broward Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jill Davis Simon of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed has been re-elected to the Orange County Bar Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors. Ronald M. Schirtzer of Greenberg Traurig in Orlando was appointed to the board of directors of the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. Daniel Matlow of Hollywood lectured to the South Dade chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs on “Florida Law on Non-Compete Agreements: A Basic Overview.” Robert D. Peltz of The Peltz Law Firm in Miami published an article he co-wrote, “Time Has Passed Barbetta By: Washing Away Over 100 Years of Outdated Precedent,” in the Spring Tulane Law Review. Robert Eschenfelder of the Manatee County Attorney’s Office has been sworn in as president of the Manatee County Bar Association. Mary E. Kramer of Miami received the 2015 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Kramer also recently released the sixth edition of her book, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants. James V. Etscorn of BakerHostetler in Orlando was selected for membership to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Christopher D. Donovan of Roetzel & Andress in Naples has been elected to serve as president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association. Andrew Boyer of Boyer & Boyer in Sarasota was awarded the Judge Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Pro Bono Excellence Award, presented by Legal Aid of Manasota and the 12th Judicial Circuit. Earnest DeLoach of Gunster in West Palm Beach has been named general counsel to the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida. Isis Carbajal de Garcia of the General Counsel’s Office at Florida International University received the National Association of College and University Attorneys Distinguished Service Award. Sean M. Lebowitz of Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller in Boca Raton was installed as vice president of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Laura Jacobs Donaldson of Manson Bolves Donaldson in Tampa presented “Florida Water Use & Hot Topics” on the New Developments in Groundwater Regulation panel at the American Bar Association 33rd Annual Water Law Conference in Denver. Margot Moss of Markus/Moss in Miami was a featured panelist at the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Meeting, which held a panel presentation discussing women criminal defense lawyers. Rafael E. Suarez-Rivas of the Miami City Attorney’s Office received a certificate of merit from the Dade County Bar Association for serving as a guest speaker during 2014-15. Adam Alpert of Bush Ross in Tampa was elected president of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. Gary S. Salzman of GrayRobinson in Orlando was honored with the James Glazebrook Professionalism and Service Award from the George C. Young American Inn of Court. Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan of Berger Singerman in Miami has been appointed chair of the Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice for the ABA. Kenyetta V. Haywood of West Palm Beach received the Rotarian of the Year Award from Rotary District 6930, which includes 46 Rotary Clubs in Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee, and Palm Beach counties. Joe Matthews of Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables has been elected president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Amanda Fernandez of Damian & Valori in Miami has been appointed chair of the Young Lawyers Committee for the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Amanda Perry of Baker Donelson in Orlando has become president-elect of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Maria A. Gralia of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson was appointed to the Miami Downtown Development Authority Homeless Task Force. Adam B. Cordover of Tampa has completed a 40-hour family law mediation course sponsored by the University of South Florida Conflict Resolution Collaborative. Judge Lauren L. Brodie was named Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Collier County Women’s Bar. Elisa D’Amico, Stephanie Moot, Olivia Kelman, and Freddi Mack of K&L Gates in Miami were appointed to leadership positions with the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Kelly D. Hancock of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman in Ft. Lauderdale received the Broward Bar’s “Lynn Futch Professionalism Award.” August 1, 2015 News & Notes August 1, 2015 News and Noteslast_img read more

Rep. Christine Chandler: Democracy In Action

first_imgBy Rep. Christine ChandlerHouse Dist. [email protected] this time of unrest and struggle for social and racial justice, I write to express great pride in my friends and neighbors in Los Alamos who have stood out as beacons of civic responsibility and champions for democratic principles. The leadership of our young people in our responses to these problems is especially gratifying.Election day was marked by an unprecedented primary turn-out that showed once again that we know to our core that elections matter – we can and do make a difference. It was a delight to talk to new voters who took great pride in participating in their first election. They are mobilized to make their mark in November, and all of us must follow their example.Despite the challenges of social distancing and record numbers of absentee ballots, our Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office ran a smooth and efficient election process that respected everyone’s right to  vote.  This reflects strong leadership by our Clerk, Naomi Maestas, and her highly competent staff and volunteers. Thanks to you all for showing how it’s done!I, like so many of you, was heartbroken to witness the horrific killing of yet another unarmed black man by police. I know that we are better than this and I am heartened by the peaceful protests that have been organized by our youth in the community and supported by so many parents and grandparents, and teachers and police officers, and the apparent widespread determination to end this blight on our nation once and for all. Respectful, honest dialogue is critical and we are seeing it first-hand, on the ground, here in Los Alamos. The hard work of reform is ahead of us. True reform is needed that favors accountability over complacency, and systemic, structural change over sound bites and platitudes. I am committed to do the reform that we have avoided for too long.Be well and be safe.last_img read more

Hugh Freeze postgame press conference

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Monroe remains sidelined with shoulder injury

first_imgHaving already missed four full games and left three others due to injuries this season, Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe is once again dealing with a shoulder issue ahead of Monday night’s game against Cleveland.Baltimore did not practice on Thanksgiving, but an estimated injury report included the seventh-year lineman as a non-participant after he did not practice on Wednesday. In the third quarter of Sunday’s win over St. Louis, Monroe re-aggravated a shoulder injury suffered last month and is once again ailing in what’s been a disappointing season for the left tackle.“I think it’s a little bit related,” said head coach John Harbaugh about Monroe’s shoulder on Monday. “It goes back to a college injury that he had, I was told. We’ll just see how that progresses during the course of the week.”Filling in for Monroe against the Rams, second-year tackle James Hurst fell into Joe Flacco’s left knee on the final drive of the game, causing a season-ending to the franchise quarterback. Pro Football Focus has graded Hurst as the third-worst offensive tackle in the NFL this season.Left guard Kelechi Osemele was listed as a limited participant on Thursday as he continues to deal with a knee injury that sidelined him for Week 11. It remains unclear whether he will return against the Browns after Ryan Jensen started in Osemele’s place against St. Louis.“I really don’t have any update on that,” Harbaugh said on Wednesday. “It’s just he’s working through some things physically.”Wide receiver Marlon Brown (back) missed practice on Wednesday and was also listed as a non-participant on Thursday. He played a season-low four snaps on Sunday.In positive news, rookie tight end Nick Boyle was listed as a full participant after his left foot was in a walking boot last week, forcing him to miss his first NFL game.Meanwhile, the Browns are dealing with a number of injuries as four starters missed practice on Thursday. Cornerback Joe Haden and wide receivers Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel are all recovering from concussions.Below is the full injury report:BALTIMOREOUT: RB Justin Forsett (arm)DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Marlon Brown (back), OT Eugene Monroe (shoulder)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: G Kelechi Osemele (knee)FULL PARTICIPATION: TE Nick Boyle (foot)CLEVELANDDID NOT PARTICIPATE: G Joel Bitonio (ankle), WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), CB Joe Haden (concussion), WR Andrew Hawkins (concussion), DE Randy Starks (knee)FULL PARTICIPATION: QB Johnny Manziel (right elbow), QB Josh McCown (ribs), S Donte Whitner (concussion)last_img read more