Sally Petersen Named Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics August…

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason General Hospital & Family of ClinicsSally Petersen, RN, has a special skill of drawing people in and putting them at ease with her wit, charm and warmth. These qualities, plus her steadfast dedication to patients and persistent attention to detail, make her an exemplary employee. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is proud to name Petersen as the August Employee of the Month.Petersen, a nurse in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, has been comforting patients at their bedside for 29 years this September. Her nominator called out Petersen’s skills as a nurse and her wide breadth of knowledge, as well as her immense care for patients: “Sally hardly leaves the patient’s room. She’s there to … (put) them at ease with her wit, charm and warmth.”Petersen has been married to her husband, Jim, for 31 years, and they live in the Kamilche area of Mason County. She’s stayed in the Intensive Care Unit all these years because she loves what she does.“I like the one-on-one with patients and families,” she said. “I like getting them through a crisis. I also like getting them through to the end of life. I’m their tour director on the worst tour that they don’t want to take. I also like being a liaison between home and the strange environment of the hospital.”She especially isn’t afraid of offering care during intense times.“I do enjoy the end of life care,” she said. “Families just need help getting through that time. Death is swept under the rug in our culture and people are just lost.”The ICU team is an open learning environment, which Petersen enjoys.“I really value my coworkers’ knowledge,” she said. “It’s not territorial. We work together as a team. I don’t think I would have stayed this long if it wasn’t like that. Mason General is a great little hospital.”Petersen and her husband have two adult children, including Elliot, a pilot for SkyWest Airlines, and Hannah Wynne, an educator in Chehalis, as well as a son-in-law, Landon Wynne, a teacher at Hood Canal School. She and her husband like to bike (they just biked through the Dolomites in northern Italy), garden and travel.MGH&FC is certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. MGH&FC now offers 3D Mammography Services and Virtual Care 24/7.  For more information on 3D mammograms, Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, visit www.MasonGeneral.com.last_img read more

Senegalese UN diplomat appointed as first-ever female FIFA secretary general

first_imgInfantino proposed Samoura, who is the current United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development programme Resident Representative in Nigeria, to be his number two at a specially-convened meeting of the FIFA Council.The ruling Council agreed with the historic appointment and Samoura will assume the role by mid-June as long as she completes an eligibility check.The Swiss claimed the choice to select someone from outside the traditional pool of footballing executives for a pivotal role within the organisation he now presides over was essential “as we continue to restore and rebuild our organisation”.”Fatma is a woman with international experience and vision who has worked on some of the most challenging issues of our time,” Infantino, who made the announcement during his President’s address to the Congress, said.“She has a proven ability to build and lead teams, and improve the way organisations perform.”Importantly for FIFA, she also understands that transparency and accountability are at the heart of any well-run and responsible organisation.”It is essential for FIFA to incorporate fresh perspectives – from outside the traditional pool of football executives – as we continue to restore and rebuild our organisation.”No one exemplifies what we need more than Fatma does, and we are thrilled that she has joined our team.”Samoura, who worked in the private sector in Senegal for eight years prior to taking up a position with the UN, is also the first non-European to land the FIFA secretary general role.The 54-year-old takes over the reins from Frenchman Jérôme Valcke, who was dismissed from the role in January and was then banned from all footballing activity for 12 years in February for a series of ethics breaches.Valcke, who oversaw the day-to-day running of world football’s governing body under former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, was found to be in breach of several regulations, including offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, conflicts of interest and confidentiality.“Today is a wonderful day for me, and I am honored to take on the role of FIFA’s secretary general,” Samoura said.”I believe this role is a perfect fit for my skills and experience – strategic, high impact team building in international settings – which I will use to help grow the game of football all over the world.”I also look forward to bringing my experience in governance and compliance to bear on the important reform work that is already underway at FIFA.“FIFA is taking a fresh approach to its work – and I am eager to play a role in making that approach as effective and lasting as possible.”Samoura is considered as one of the leading officials within the UN and has extensive experience in governance and is responsible for 2,000 staff members, and monitors and evaluates the security in Nigeria, as part of her current position.She has never held a position within any sport or sporting governing body, however.Her appointment is likely to be seen as a shrewd move as FIFA attempts to market itself as a federation which embraces gender equality, with the prominence of women within the top brass of the organisation a key part of the reform process, initiated in the wake of the corruption scandal.The Council, which has replaced the Executive Committee as FIFA’s ruling entity, must have six female members under the reform package.last_img read more

Daughter of slain fuel dealer robbed

first_imgThe daughter of Seeram Singh, a fuel dealer who was killed last April, was on Tuesday evening robbed when bandits invaded her Parika Outfall, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.The incident occurred around 18:50h while 27-year-old Bonita Lallaram was at home alone.A section of the house that was ransackedAccording to reports, the woman was on her bed when she was startled by a hand on her neck. Before she could react, a tissue was placed over her nose and she passed out.The bandits then ransacked the entire house carting off an undisclosed sum of money and jewellery.Lallaram’s husband, who had gone to pick up the couple’s nine-year-old, returned home and sent the child in search of his mother, while he parked his car.The boy then reportedly stumbled upon his mother passed out on her bed with the tissue stuffed in her mouth. He then alerted his father who ran upstairs.The man related to Guyana Times that he removed the tissue after which he applied Limacol to his wife’s face.“When she regained consciousness, she started to hold on me in a traumatised state,” he recounted.According to the man, his wife related that she did not hear anything before she was attacked and only felt the tissue being placed on her face.Neighbours reportedly did not hear or see anyone entering or leaving the house.The matter was reported to the Parika Police Station; however, the family was displeased with their response.According to Lallaram’s husband, two Police Officers went to the house, but spent a limited amount of time before leaving.The man also disclosed that currently, the men charged with the killing of his father-in-law were on trial and the family has received numerous threats.His father-in-law was attacked by armed bandits and shot three times to his body and head.He succumbed while en route to the Leonora Hospital, West Coast Demerara (WCD).The family is calling on the authorities to carefully investigate the matter.last_img read more

SMASH HIT ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ TO AMAZE AUDIENCES – SPECIAL PICTURE PREVIEW

first_imgIt was a smash hit on Broadway, it was a smash hit on the West End.And now Guys and Dolls is set to be a smash hit in Letterkenny as Letterkenny Musical Society bring the fantastic musical to life this week on the stage in An Grianán Theatre. The show opens tonight but Donegal Daily has gained access to pictures from the show as the cast gave it one last run through during last night’s dress rehearsal.Amazing costumes and set combined with a hugely talented cast mean that this show is sure to follow hot on the heels of the last three LMS shows – Annie, Oliver and Calamity Jane – all of which sold out in a flash.Many people were left disappointed by leaving it too late to book their tickets for those shows – don’t take that risk with Guys and Dolls – book your tickets now at angrianan.com and get set for a truly amazing night of entertainment.  SMASH HIT ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ TO AMAZE AUDIENCES – SPECIAL PICTURE PREVIEW was last modified: March 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Guys and DollsLetterkenny Musical Societylast_img read more

Pico Rivera to upgrade well security

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Ten city water-well sites will receive new security improvements, including surveillance cameras, wrought-iron fences and alarm systems at many of the facilities, officials said Tuesday. City Council members have approved spending $225,000 for security upgrades at the well sites, where hazardous chlorine gas is stored and used as part of water treatment processes. The city’s Water Authority serves more than 35,000 residents. “We have never had an accident, but it should give our residents more peace of mind knowing we have taken these extra precautions,” said Councilman Ron Beilke. Some of the well sites now are protected by chain-link fences. However, a recent article in this newspaper described how trespassers had cut holes in at least one fence protecting a water pumping station and had painted graffiti on the outside of the facility. Other well sites are protected by block walls, which now will be capped with 2-foot-tall wrought-iron fences. “In total, all 10 well sites will get improved fencing,” said Michael Moore, public works director. Some well sites that now have wooden doors will receive stronger doors. Moore said the new improvements were “one of the things we have been trying to get to,” but had not been able to until now. According to a city report, officials completed a security assessment of the wells in 2004. The report was mandated by the federal government after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “We had looked at where improvements were needed and pitched the need for funding to Chuck Fuentes before he was city manager. But then the fire happened and we had to hold off,” said Moore, referring to a fire in November that destroyed a bridge at Beverly Boulevard. Officials are using money from the city’s general fund and various grants to pay for the security improvements at the wells, Beilke said. Work on the new measures should begin in April and be completed in about six months, Moore said. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

St Mirren vs Celtic: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade FOOTBALL LATEST 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won For Saints, it’s been a tough start to life back in the top-flight after the optimism of an opening day win against Dundee.They’ve lost all three games since then and will be desperate to pick up some much needed points.What time is kick-off?This clash will be held on Friday, September 14.Kick-off will be at 7.45pm.The last time St Mirren took a point off Celtic was in 2013, when they held the Hoops to a 1-1 draw.Which TV channel can I watch it on?You can catch all the action live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD.To stream the action, use either your web browser or the BT App, which is available through Google Play, App Store and Windows 10 laptop. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade MONEY center_img possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Celtic continue their quest for another Scottish Premiership title as they make the short journey to face St Mirren.Brendan Rodgers side find themselves in the unfamiliar position of chasing Hearts at the top of the table, but overcame Rangers in the Old Firm derby last time out. Rodgers side beat Rangers 1-0 in the Old Firm derby Getty Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack impact smart causal last_img read more

Theo Walcott: Everton can be bigger than Arsenal, and I will celebrate if I score

first_imgTheo Walcott has vowed to celebrate if he scores for Everton against former side Arsenal, revealing his frustration with the Gunners.The England international also claimed the Toffees can overtake the north Londoners ‘and more’ as he prepares to return to the Emirates Stadium. Most Popular Football Stories SORRY “I also feel like I’m playing with a smile on my face. If I’m doing that then the best will come out.”With new boss Marco Silva in charge at Goodison Park, the Toffees will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the 5-1 drubbing they received the last time they visited the red half of north London.In fact, he believes the club can eclipse Arsenal with former Watford and Hull City boss Silva in charge.Although Walcott admits he enjoyed the 12 years with the Gunners, expect to see no sentimentality from England’s youngest ever player. 3 He enjoyed 12 years in north London gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Irking Spurs fans in 2014 ensured he would go down as a Gunners legend After 12 years under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger, Walcott finally left Arsenal in January in a £20million deal in a bid to revive his faltering England career.Despite being on the end of a 5-1 thrashing during his last return to the club, Walcott reveals he was glad to get out of the Emirates finally.Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the 29-year-old said: “I wasn’t enjoying it. I’ll be honest. I was frustrated, I wasn’t playing, I didn’t play a lot of the games.“Having spent so much time there, done so well, it does hurt, but that’s gone now. I had great times but I feel like I’m going to have even greater times here, I really do. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion center_img Walcott has scored twice already this season latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Yeah, I would (celebrate). I think the Arsenal fans will respect that as well,” added Walcott. “I scored against Southampton a few times and I celebrated, this season I scored against them and I celebrated.“Why can you not enjoy scoring and celebrating a goal for your new team with your fans? They have travelled all that way, enjoy it simple as that. Some players choose not to and that’s fine, but it’s just who I am – celebrate scoring goals, it’s a great feeling.“You’re not going to go into the game thinking ‘oh I don’t want to win today, I’ll let the other 10 in a blue shirt take this one because I used to play for Arsenal’. Just get on with it. I want to win. 3 predicted BEST OF revealed silverware scrap “I genuinely believe, the football we are playing, the way the manager can take us is above Arsenal and more. That’s the reason I joined the club, with the young talent coming through and the signings. I feel like we’re nearly there, I really do.“With Marco Silva, the way he coaches players, he has that knowledge, he wants the best out of you basically, he wants something out of you all the time and, having seen him work in a short space of time, it’s only going to improve.”last_img read more

Remote-controlled craft performs well

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We’re doing things that have never been done before, at least never been done before in a nonmilitary context. The potential of these aircraft is starting to look like it is coming to fruition,” said Chris Jennison, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s project manager for the Altair missions. The Altair is a one-of-a-kind high-altitude version of its San Diego-based maker’s Predator unmanned reconnaissance plane, which has been in use by the U.S. military since the 1990s and has seen extensive service with the Air Force and the Army in Iraq. A larger, higher-flying Predator B has now entered Air Force service, and one went on duty in September with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, watching the U.S. border in Arizona. The border patrol plane flies mostly at night, keeping the border under observation and checking out alarms from border motion detectors. “When something trips a sensor, we go and investigate it,” said John Porter, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. manager of business development. In summer 2004, on duty in Alaska with the Coast Guard, the Altair was used to check wild fires’ proximity to the Alaskan oil pipeline. With longer wings than the Predator, the Altair can fly at altitudes above 52,000 feet – or more than three miles higher than jetliners fly. Like the Predators, the craft is controlled by operators on the ground, using a joystick, throttle and instruments like a conventional aircraft’s and watching a video image from a camera in its nose. The ocean flights and next summer’s fire-watch flights will be flown out of General Atomic Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s Gray Butte airfield, a World War II training base and radar test facility east of Lake Los Angeles. The company reopened the facility in 2001 as an airfield for its unmanned aircraft. NASA officials say unmanned research aircraft can fill the gap between the information that is collected through satellites and ground stations. The aircraft can provide longer looks at an area than an aircraft carrying a pilot, and can be directed to stay in a particular area, instead of passing overhead occasionally like a satellite. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAKE LOS ANGELES – A remotely piloted high-altitude aircraft operating out of an Antelope Valley airfield measured atmospheric substances over the Pacific Ocean, counted sea lions sunning on beaches and showed its ability to spot poachers’ boats. The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. Altair flew the missions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, gathering ocean and atmospheric chemistry measurements, mapping low-tide coastal areas and working with Coast Guard and National Park Service personnel around the Channel Islands. NASA and U.S. Forest Service officials are planning next summer to use the aircraft to spot and fight forest fires: They plan to have it patrol in 20-hour loops stretching from Southern California into Montana and back again, looking for fires that haven’t been reported. The plane will also be able to look through smoke to tell firefighters where flames are burning hottest and in what sort of terrain. last_img read more

RESIDENTS SAY CHILDREN’S LIVES AT RISK BECAUSE OF ESTATE SEWERAGE SYSTEM

first_imgResidents of the Altan housing estate in Burtonport have hit out at Donegal County Council regarding a serious health and safety issue with the estate’s sewerage system. It is understood that a part in the main treatment plant has been broken for more than THREE YEARS and despite constant concern being raised by the residents their appeals for help have so far have fallen on deaf ears.The sewerage from the estate is now overflowing and is being pumped in to a nearby field beside the housing estate. Their are genuine concerns for the safety of the young children in the estate after it emerged many had used the field as a playing area and as a result many of the children suffered from nausea for a period of time after they had played in the field.Last year a local farmer who was unaware of the situation lost 17 lambs due to the untreated sewerage from the estate being pumped in to that field.The treatment plant is specifically designed to be emptied twice a year at an estimated cost of €1,000 a time.Last year members of the residents association claimed it was emptied 17 times. A spokesman for the residents of of Altan Estate told Donegal Daily: “It is an absolute outrage and disgrace the way we have been treated by the council.“We’re absolutely fuming this isn’t some minor concern regarding potholes in a road were talking about raw untreated sewerage being pumped in to a field beside were children play.“This has been going on for more than three years now and absolutely no progress has been made, there is a genuine fear that it will take a tragedy to happen before the problem is resolved.“We had children last year in the estate suffer from nausea because they were playing in the field unaware it was dangerous to do so.“A local farmer lost 17 lambs last year because of this and still nothing has been done, the attitude of the council has really angered residents it really is like they don’t care at all and just see us and concerns as nothing but a nuisance to them. ‘We’ve had the EPA down at the estate as well as a health inspector from the hospital and every other body you could think of notified and as of yet nothing has been done.“The frustrating part for us is that it isn’t even expensive for the council to get this fixed.“The smell is absolutely horrendous and how they can expect us to live like this is an utter disgrace it really can’t go on much longer.”RESIDENTS SAY CHILDREN’S LIVES AT RISK BECAUSE OF ESTATE SEWERAGE SYSTEM was last modified: August 8th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Altan estateAngerburtonportchildrendangerDonegal County CouncilFuryIgnoredresidentsUntreated Raw seweragelast_img read more

ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS LOSE COURT CHALLENGE TO COUNCIL’S FOYLE SEWAGE SCHEME

first_imgEnda CraigENVIRONMENT campaigners in Greencastle and Moville have lost their legal challenge to sewage being pumped into Lough Foyle.Mr Justice John Hedigan ruled in the High Court that local man Enda Craig had failed to produce any evidence to prevent Donegal County Council going ahead with its proposed treatment plant.At times of flood, the proposed scheme would allow untreated sewage to come ashore. Mr Craig and other residents – including John and Pat Hume – have long argued for a treatment scheme which would pump waste water outside the Foyle estuary.It’s now thought the British government will move to prevent the scheme from going ahead.Mr Craig can appeal to the Supreme Court after today’s hearing.However the British – through the Crown Estate – claim ownership of all of Lough Foyle. Sources there say they will not allow treated sewage to be pumped into the Foyle.Mr Craig said they will now take the case to the European courts. ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS LOSE COURT CHALLENGE TO COUNCIL’S FOYLE SEWAGE SCHEME was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS LOSE COURT CHALLENGE TO COUNCIL’S FOYLE SEWAGE SCHEMElast_img read more