Lawmakers should pass home abuse bills

first_imgI’m sick to death of hearing about all the abuse and neglect in care facilities. I also have family and friends who live in group homes. My family and I have five years experience visiting a nursing home on a weekly basis.I think all facilities should treat the people who live there with dignity and respect. People in the neighborhood should do the same thing. The neighborhood and group care organizations should work together as a team and not tear each other apart. There should be a dialogue between all communities and all the people who live in these communities. I don’t care about what race, disability, religion or color a person is. Everyone should be treated equally.If you see something, speak up. If you don’t, abuse and neglect could happen to you or your loved ones in a facility. If this abuse and neglect keeps on happening, where will people live? Where will people go to get the care, love and support they need? All people deserve to have the freedom to live in a welcoming environment. All faculties should a place for people to grow, mature and be safe.State legislators should pass both bills (A6830A/S4736B and S5089) regarding abuse and neglect within care facilities. Ashley ZoltowskiSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re May 6 editorial, “Take steps now to prevent future abuses of disabled”: I’m almost 25 years old and I’m a person with cerebral palsy. I’m working towards my GED and have a part-time job as an after-school counselor in a care facility in the community.last_img read more

BH&S acquires Hunters

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Jokowi promises Microsoft simple regulation for data center investment

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has promised United States-based technology company Microsoft it will create a simple regulation to allow the tech giant to invest in a data center in the country.“Microsoft would like to immediately invest in Indonesia, so we will decide within a week to issue a simple regulation to support investment in a data center,” Jokowi said after a meeting with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Jakarta on Thursday.The decision to issue a new regulation was made as the House of Representatives’ deliberation of a data protection bill continues to lag. The bill mandates the formation of an independent data protection authority (DPA) to monitor and analyze personal data usage by corporations. The DPA must also ensure data regulations do not interfere with technological developments.Read also: Google, Facebook to set up data centers in Indonesia: MinisterThe President said Nadella wanted to push the country’s businesses to be more efficient and effective in line with the government’s vision.“We predict that [businesses] will continue improving after the development of our telecommunication infrastructure, namely the Palapa Ring,” said Jokowi, referring to a billion-dollar fiber optic development project to connect all corners of the country.He explained that the government would continue improving internet network across the country, adding that the development of the country’s digital economy was crucial to boost the marketing of local products.Indonesia’s digital economy is expected to dominate Southeast Asia, with its market expected to triple in value to US$130 billion by 2025 from $40 billion in 2019, according to the annual e-Conomy Southeast Asia study published last year by American tech giant Google, Singaporean holding company Temasek and management consulting firm Bain & Company. (awa)Topics :last_img read more

Indonesian peacekeeping contingent helps free American hostage in DR Congo

first_imgThe Indonesian peacekeeping contingent of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), or MONUSCO, has succeeded in helping to free a United States citizen who was held hostage by an armed bandit group in the African country.Col. Daniel Lumban Raja, the commander of the Indonesian Military’s Garuda Contingent XXXIX-B Rapidly Deployable Battalion (RDB), said the US national, identified as Sarah, was released after having been held by the bandit group for 16 days in Ake village, some 10 kilometers from DRC’s Lulimba.“The rescue began with the transfer of information from the MSF team to the Lulimba Static Combat Deployment (SCD) commander, Maj. Yoni,” Daniel said in a statement published on Monday. Before the operation took place, the Indonesian military members started by planning a negotiation with the bandit group as they feared that Sarah’s condition might have worsened after more than two weeks held hostage.Yoni, together with the MSF team, the village chief, the DRC armed forces (FARDC) regiment commander and the local police, held a briefing in Lulimba to finalize the negotiation plan and prepare anticipatory steps.Read also: Death of Indonesian peacekeeper highlights dangers of field operationsDaniel said the village chief and two members of the MSF team carried out the negotiation successfully and reached an agreement with three bandits armed with AK-47s.“The RDB played an important role in ensuring that the situation was under control by implementing outer ring security in order to provide backup and take action in the event of a critical situation during the hostage negotiation process,” Daniel said.The bandit group finally agreed to free Sarah. She was reported to be in stable condition during the time of the release and was immediately admitted for intensive medical examination afterward.The Indonesian Military, however, did not mention the date of Sarah’s release in its statement. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Chest Saved by Surgery

first_img 22 Views   no discussions Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Chest Saved by Surgery by: – November 22, 2012 Sharecenter_img Audrina Cardenas was born with her heart outside her body. (ABC News)Five weeks ago, Audrina Cardenas was born with her heart outside her body. The condition is usually fatal. But Audrina has survived, and doctors are hopeful after they performed surgery to tuck her heart back where it belongs.Audrina had a rare congenital malformation known as “ectopia cordis,” where the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside the chest. Audrina was born on Oct. 15 with her heart exposed.Eight babies out of every million are born with her condition and 90 percent of the eight are either stillborn or die within the first three days of life.A statement by Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where Audrina was born and operated on, said that on Oct. 16 “a multidisciplinary team of surgeons at Texas Children’s saved Audrina’s life during a miraculous six hour open-heart surgery where they reconstructed her chest cavity to make space for the one-third of her heart that was outside of her body.”Audrina’s mother, Ashley Cardenas of Odessa, Texas, told ABCNews.com she learned of the baby’s condition when she was 16 weeks pregnant.“I was told that it is a very rare condition and that the survival rates are really low and that if she did survive they don’t know what kind of life she will have,” she said.“They gave me the option to terminate the pregnancy, continue with the pregnancy and do something called comfort care at the time of delivery, where instead of doing anything painful to her or do surgery they let you spend as much time with her until she passes, or opt for a high-risk surgery to help repair the heart,” said Cardenas.Cardenas decided to carry on with the pregnancy despite low chances of Audrina’s survival.“As soon as I made my decision to continue with the pregnancy, the physicians in Midland referred me to Texas Children’s Hospital where a team of miracle workers provided the specialized treatment and care my baby and I both needed,” she said.“This risky operation on such an uncommon condition required specialists from a variety of care teams including cardiovascular surgery, plastic surgery and general pediatric surgery,” Dr. Charles D. Fraser, surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and professor of surgery and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) told ABCNews.com.“I have only seen this condition a few times in my career and these are always very tricky cases; in fact, many of these babies do not survive … Audrina is a true fighter and we are so excited that this was a good outcome,” he said.“She’s a fortunate child to have gotten through difficult circumstances. She is a very strong baby and is also fortunate because her other systems are normal,” said Dr. Fraser, who added that it was promising that she still is showing improvements.“We’re not definitive about her prognosis, but so far, so good. We are very optimistic about the long-term prognosis. The baby will probably have to have operations in the future. Her sternum is about half formed but these are things we can deal with,” said Fraser.“Despite Audrina’s misplaced heart, she was born with no other syndromes or genetic conditions that would cause additional stress or complications on her heart,” Dr. Carolyn Altman, a pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at BCM, told ABCNews.com.Dr. Larry Hollier, chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children’s, played a key role in the surgery. “After reducing the heart into the chest we needed to mobilize the surrounding soft skin tissue to cover the heart itself to get it back in,” he said when explaining his part of the surgery.Audrina is still at Texas Children’s for an open-ended stay, said Dr. Fraser. “It would be a great blessing if she can celebrate Christmas with all of us at home,” said Audrina’s mother. “I want to tell the team at the hospital, ‘Thank you for everything.’ If it wasn’t for them and the grace of God she wouldn’t be here,” she said.By DINA ABOU SALEM, ABC News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Mr. Darrell Dewayne Yocum Sr.

first_imgMr. Darrell Dewayne Yocum Sr., age 59, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 17, 1960, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the loving son of the late, Norman L. Yocum, Sr. and Linda Lou (Walton) Keith. He was raised in Switzerland County and Ohio County and was a 1979 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Darrell was united in marriage on July 18, 1979, in Switzerland County, Indiana, to Linda F. Land. This union was blessed with two sons, Darrell and Christopher and a daughter, April. Darrell was later united in marriage on June 30, 2000, in Worthville, Kentucky, to Sheena Alaine Perry. This union was blessed to merge two families together adding three daughters, Heather, Angel and Savannah. Darrell was currently employed for Irving Materials, Inc. in Carrollton, Kentucky, since 2000. He was a former truck driver for various companies for several years. Darrell was a member of the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education of Indiana. Darrell enjoyed farming and his cows, but most of all, riding his motorcycle. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be deeply missed. Darrell passed away at 6:15 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019, at the Baptist East Health Campus in Louisville, Kentucky.Darrell is survived by his companion, Linda F. Land of Vevay, IN; his sons, Darrell D. Yocum, Jr. of Vevay, IN and Christopher Yocum and his wife, Trudy of Vevay, IN; his step-daughters, Heather Johnson and her husband, Matt of Florence, IN, Angel M. Back and her husband, Justin of Pleasant, IN and Savannah N. Kurtz of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Tyler, Taylor, Christopher, Miley, Charlie, Emma, Mason, Austin, Maria and Alex; his brothers, Jeff Yocum and his wife, Tammy of Vevay, IN, Mike Yocum and his wife: Amanda of Rising Sun, IN, David Yocum of East Enterprise, IN and Norman Yocum, Jr. and his wife: Carol of Hanover, IN; his sisters, Shawn Smith and her husband: Charles of Walton, KY and Anita Sullivan and her husband: Roy of Warsaw, KY and his several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman L. Yocum, died January 16, 2018 and Linda Lou (Walton) Keith, died March 9, 2009; his wife, Sheena Alaine (Perry) Yocum, died October 2, 2015; his daughter, April Michelle Yocum, died May 20, 1989; his step-mother, Joanne Marie (McCormick) Kelley-Yocum, died May 11, 2012 and his brother, Charles Yocum.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Bro. Roy Duckworth at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Dearborn County Health Department reports breakdown of new cases

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN —The Dearborn County Health Department has reported that between July 17 and July 23, they have reported 68 positive COVID-19 test results. One person tested positive twice for a total of 69 tests. 696 total tests were taken during that time period.The age breakdown shows that over half of the cases are now under 50 years old, which is a change from earlier in the pandemic.18 or under-10 new cases19 to 30 years old- 15 new cases31 and 50 years old- 16 new cases51 and 80- 26 new casesOver 82- 1 new caselast_img

West Indies not weakened by Gayle’s absence

first_imgPAKISTAN are not assuming the absence of batting superstar Chris Gayle to mean West Indies will be a weakened unit for their three-match Twenty20 International series starting Saturday.“I don’t think that there is much of an advantage when it comes to T20 cricket when players have changed,” captain Sarfraz Ahmed said.“True, they don’t have Chris Gayle but they do have some other good players. Our focus is to do well on the field. We finished on a good note in Manchester (against England earlier this month) and I hope we start on a good note here.”Gayle, one of the most destructive batsmen in the game’s shortest formats, was not available for selection after also missing the two-match series against India in Fort Lauderdale, United States last month.He was joined by Lendl Simmons who was also unavailable because of medical reasons while dynamic all-rounder Andre Russell pulled out of the squad last week for ‘personal reasons’.”However, Sarfraz pointed out that regardless of the line-up, the key to winning T20s was execution.“In T20, you cannot win by names alone. You need to go out there and play well,” he contended.“If you see, England are a good team and we have quite a few young and exciting players who have performed well. And I’m sure they will do well here too.”West Indies have been installed as heavy favourites, especially after lifting an unprecedented second T20 World Cup title in India last April. They are currently ranked number three with Pakistan four places lower in seventh.Despite the absence of Gayle, Simmons and Russell, West Indies boast the likes of all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, along with leg-spinner Samuel Badree and off-spinner Sunil Narine.But Sarfraz said while there was no doubt about the quality of the Caribbean side, Pakistan would not be daunted.“They are the best T20 team in the world and won the Twenty20 World Cup,” he noted.“We are also a good team and when we played against England, we didn’t think that we were playing the T20 World Cup finalists and that they are one of the best T20 teams in the world. Our focus was mainly on that we should play well and play good cricket.“That is the same focus here. Our aim is to play good cricket and play a good brand of cricket and beat them.” (windiescricket.com)last_img read more

Stuart Broad fined by father Chris for using ‘inappropriate language’ during first Test

first_imgSTUART Broad has been docked 15% of his match fee by referee Chris Broad for using “inappropriate language” in the first Test against Pakistan, thus becoming the first player to be fined by his father. As a result, one demerit point was added against him owing to that being a Level 1 offence.Broad was found guilty of breaching Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”The incident took place in the 46th over of Pakistan’s second innings on the fourth morning of the match, when Broad used inappropriate language after having Yasir Shah caught behind. Broad admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction given, with no need of a formal hearing.He now has an aggregate of three demerit points in the last 24 months, with the first one levied against India at Trent Bridge in 2018 and the next coming at the Wanderers this January.Before England hosted West Indies in the first Test of the rejigged home summer, Broad had told the Mail on Sunday he remained wary of the fact that his father would be the match referee owing to the travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.“Sure, if he was an umpire I could understand that because he could have a subconscious influence on decisions that are made on the field,” Broad said. “No offence to him here but he sits in an office and if I, or anyone else, breaks the code of conduct he simply looks up the regulations in a handbook and determines the appropriate sanction from the relevant section.“There is no emotion in a match referee’s job. From experience – and I’ve played 138 Tests – you only see a match ref if you’re in trouble. Often they are seated in a different building. You only tend to meet at breakfast in the hotel or on the outfield before the start of play. From a selfish point of view, I’d love the chance to be able to have a coffee and catch-up with dad in a bio-secure environment.”Ironically, it was right under the nose of match referee Chris that Stuart also got his 500th Test wicket in the third Test against West Indies a few weeks back. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Tipp unchanged for All Ireland semi-final clash

first_imgFollowing on from last week’s thrilling Munster Final victory over Cork, Tipp Under 21 football manager Tommy Toomey and his management team have named an unchanged starting 15 for Saturdays All Ireland semi-final against Dublin.Captain Colin O’Riordan leads the charge at midfield with Steven O’Brien, while up front man of the match from the Munster final Ian Fahey and last week’s debutant Kevin O’Halloran will be looking to add to their growing status.In defence the impressive Evan Comerford will hold station between the posts once more as he provides cover for a solid backline. Throw-in at O’Connor Park in Tullamore is at 4 o’clock on Saturday and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with John Kennedy Motors, Main Toyota Dealer, Clonmel.last_img