France to transfer critical coronavirus patients by train to ease hospital pressure

first_img“What is planned from the Paris region by TGV (train) is (to transport) 38 sick people,” Bruno Riou, who heads up the Paris hospitals’ crisis team, told reporters in a conference call on Tuesday.”We’re close to knowing whether we will be able to remain under the saturation stage so the regional transfers, notably tomorrow, will be an important security valve even if it’s a small number of patients.”France has already been shuffling patients from the east of the country, where the virus outbreak has overwhelmed hospitals, to other areas and neighboring countries. The army has been drafted to help, while 36 patients were moved to western France from the east on medically outfitted TGV trains on Sunday.France 3 TV reported that the patients from Paris would be moved to Brittany in the country’s northwest.”We had 200 patients in intensive care in mid-March, 1,000 on March 24 and as of today about 1,900. That shows a colossal increase in a very short space of time, which makes things extremely difficult,” said Antoine Vieillard-Baron, head of the surgical and medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital Ambroise Pare. Thirty-eight critically ill coronavirus patients will be transferred by high-speed train from the Paris area to less overwhelmed regions on Wednesday to ease pressure on the capital’s intensive-care capacity, French health officials said.France recorded its worst daily coronavirus death toll on Monday, taking the toll above 3,000 for the first time, with the country battling to free up space in life-support units.That has now become critical in Paris, where the number of beds in intensive care units is now practically at the same level as the number of patients. Topics :last_img read more

Booze law slammed by local councils

first_imgMayoral frustration over alcohol policy to be taken to ministerStuff 22 November 2015Alcohol policy has cost one council thousands in legal fees and frustrated another council into abandoning their work altogether.And one alcohol health watchdog said parts of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 was so badly written it managed to do the opposite of what it was intended – reduce alcohol harm and increase community input.After two years of trying to get a local alcohol policy (LAP) in place, $40,000 in legal costs and 800 hours of staff time, Hauraki District Council mayor John Tregidga has had enough.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.I’m at the stage where I’m going to the minister and I’ve got the support of Local Government New Zealand . . . that the minister needs to seriously look at the act around adopting a local alcohol policy,” Tregidga said.He said the whole process was “a nonsense” and he wanted it sorted out.“If people complained about the Resource Management Act and the processes, man, this is far worse,” he said. read more

England Beats Windies

first_img Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions Share Tweet NewsSports England Beats Windies by: – March 17, 2011center_img Share Share Jonathan Trott (47) gave England a fast start but wickets tumbled in the middle overs and they were dismissed for 243. The Windies looked to be cruising to victory at 222-6 in the 42nd over, but amazingly collapsed to 225 all out.The win means England are through to the quarter-finals unless Bangladesh beat South Africa and the West Indies get at least a point against India. For the sixth match in succession, England were involved in a rollercoaster of a contest, which swung back and forth right through to the end.Having reduced the Windies to 150-6, they were favourites to win the match, only for Ramnaresh Sarwan and Andre Russell to seemingly take the game away from them in a partnership of 72. But after Russell fell leg before wicket for 49 to give man-of-the-match James Tredwell his fourth wicket, the Caribbean side crumbled in calamitous fashion.Two overs later, Graeme Swann (3-36) had Sarwan caught at short leg by Ian Bell and Kemar Roach holed out to Chris Tremlett in the deep.A breathless passage of play was complete when the Windies’ final pair attempted a risky second run and Sulieman Benn was run out after a fine throw from Trott to spark riotous celebrations in the England campCaptain Andrew Strauss and his men now face a nervous weekend, with Bangladesh facing the Proteas in Dhaka on Saturday and the Windies rounding off the group stage against India in Chennai.But assuming at least one of those games goes the way of India or South Africa, England will be two victories away from the World Cup final.By: Grace HendersonPhoto Credit: BBC Sportslast_img read more

Firefighters present blanket to kid hospitalized in fire

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Monday evening, the Batesville Fire Department presented a blanket to Jose Saldana, 12, who was injured in the apartment fire that displaced nine families.Trevor Fischmer and Andy Gerdowsky (two of the three firefighter that pulled Saldana from the blaze) presented the quilt to him that had the logos of the multiple agencies that helped battle the fire.Trevor Fischmer.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Saldana’s mother is beyond thankful for everything the fire department did for her family, not just for the quilt.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

Luellen lands IMCA Modified national, regional rookie awards

first_imgClint Luellen raced to IMCA Modified national and Side Biter Chassis North Central Region rookie of the year honors. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)MINBURN, Iowa – Yes, said Clint Luellen, winning IMCA Modified national rookie and Side Biter Chassis North Central Region rookie of the year awards were goals for the 2017 season.But no, he admitted, he didn’t think much beyond that.“We set out trying to have the best season we could and learn from the best. We wanted to win re­gional and national rookie of the year,” he said. “We had a goal of six feature wins and one track champion­ship. We were astonished by how we exceeded ourselves.”From Minburn, Iowa, Luellen won nine features and finished third in regional points and ninth nation­ally. He was the only driver in the division to win three track championships, topping standings at Buena Vista Raceway, Stuart Speedway and Shelby County Speedway.“I had raced a Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod weekly at Stuart and Harlan. We added Alta on Wednes­days because that would give us a couple days to work on the car if we needed it,” explained Luel­len, also the Allstar Performance Iowa State champion. “We met a lot of awesome people and every one of them helped us if we needed it.”The biggest difference between the SportMod and Modified was the level of competition throughout the two fields.“When you show up and 85-90 percent of the field can win on any given night,” Luellen said, “that’s good competition.”His first win in a Modified came on June 7 at BVR.“I’ll never forget that day as long as I live. It was my aunt Tonya’s birthday and she texted me to tell me she thought that would be the day,” he said. “I was almost more shocked than excited after I won. The excitement didn’t kick in until about a week later.”After getting a new Razor built, he’ll switch gears to travel more and run more specials in 2018. Luel­len already plans to follow the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour and Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour next season.Starts-56Wins-9Additional Top Fives-26 HIS CREW: Father Tim, uncle Doug, wife Abbey, Don Richardson, Marcus Lorimor and Danny Kromrie. HIS SPONSORS: Luellen Farms, Mudders, Richardson Motorsports, Chad Spellman Farms and Ron Allen and Sons Trucking, all of Minburn; Lorimor Farms of Bartlett; Casey’s General Store of Ankeny; Bob Harris Enterprises and Iowa Foam, both of Ames; Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines; Motorsports Warehouse and CT Farms, both of Boone; Kuehl Brothers, Red Gate Customs and Grandma Wanitta and Mike, all of Wood­ward; Elite Electric and Barnyard Race Engines, both of Dallas Center; Iowa Donor Network of North Liberty; Day Farms of Urbandale; Zipp’s Pizzeria of Adair; Building Brighter Dreams of Winterset; Schaefer Trucking of Adel; TiLube of Mount Ayr; DJ Services and Accujet Sewer and Drain Cleaning, both of Perry; Razor Chas­sis of Platte Center, Neb.; Friesen Performance of Sutton, Neb.; AFCO of Boonville, Ind.; Out-Pace Racing Products of Freeport, Ill.; and Wehrs Machine of Bangor, Wis.last_img read more

Pellegrini talks of City agreement

first_img Pellegrini was first linked with the Manchester City job long before it became vacant and although speculation has intensified since Mancini’s sacking, with Malaga’s season not yet over no deal has been confirmed. But speaking on Spanish TV station Canal Sur, Pellegrini said: “I have a verbal commitment with them and I wait for their move. As of yet, I have not signed a contract.” Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini claims to have a verbal agreement with Manchester City in the strongest sign yet that he will succeed Roberto Mancini. The 59-year-old Chilean has already confirmed he will leave Malaga at the end of the season with the club’s grand ambitions of recent years run aground amid financial problems which will seem them banned from European competition next season. Malaga, sixth in La Liga, finish their campaign away to champions Barcelona on Saturday. Earlier this season, they reached the last-eight of the Champions League before losing to Borussia Dortmund. Pellegrini was already the favourite to take over at the Etihad Stadium before Mancini’s dismissal was confirmed following the FA Cup final loss to Wigan. Pellegrini added: “It is true that Manchester City has shown much interest in me to be their coach and I have had conversations with them. “There should be no problem, but until things are signed I cannot say it is done.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Group stages continue in Texas

first_imgMcIlroy will play American Kevin Na, with both men unbeaten so-far in Group 3.Elsewhere, Lowry goes up against Zach Johnson and McDowell plays Thongchai Jaidee.last_img

Tipp gunning for revenge against Limerick

first_imgTipperary are under no illusions going into their opening game of the Munster Championship.William Mahers side face Limerick in the Munster Under 21 quarter final this evening – the winner will face Clare in the next round in July.Limerick have gotten the better of this group of Premier players as minors previously, so they’re hoping to turn it around this evening. Tipp Under 21 midfielder Billy McCarthy says they’ll have to keep Limerick’s forwards at bay.Throw in at the Gaelic Grounds this evening is at 7.30, and we’ll have full live coverage of the game here on Tipp FM in association with A.M. Office and School Supplies Cashel.Meanwhile Eddie Brennan’s Kilkenny side rallied late-on to beat Westmeath 1-21 to 1-11 at Cusack Park to reach the final of the Leinster Under-21 Championship.They’ll face Wexford in that decider.A Cathal Dunbar hat-trick gave them a 3-16 to 1-12 win over Carlow.last_img read more

EveryMatrix terminates Danish white label services

first_img MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Industry platform and systems provider EveryMatrix has communicated that it has withdrawn its white label services for the regulated market of Denmark.Updating corporate stakeholders, EveryMatrix informs that it will be closing turnkey provisions for its partner white label brands of,, and JetBull.Via its closure statement, EveryMatrix underlines that the firm has ‘changed overall direction’ shifting focus towards providing specialist B2B software solutions.“EveryMatrix is fully committed to further strengthen its position as a market leader in the B2B space, and it will continue to build and develop in that direction,” it said.Despite terminating its Danish white label services, EveryMatrix management confirmed that it will continue to provide certified platform and software solutions for Danish market incumbents.This September, EveryMatrix withdrew its UK white label services having had its B2C licence suspended by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) following an investigation into a review of customer activity and interaction frameworks.In announcing this decision, EveryMatrix governance stated that its white label business reputation had been ‘irreparably damaged’ by the UKGC suspension.UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur has previously reminded licensed UK technology incumbents of their responsibilities in servicing and operating gambling websites.McArthur stated that he was considering a review of all UK licenses granted since 2014, detailing that the commission believed that “dynamic risk assessments” were needed and that certain incumbents that had fallen short “have been the subject of significant scrutiny”. Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Ebondo saves Scorpions from Heavy Bombers

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “That’s our problem, our complacency,” he said.“We started flat and that’s the reason why we struggled. Luckily, we were able to focus in the end game.”Kris Porter posted 21 points on 5-of-9 shooting from three-point area for the Heavy Bombers, who absorbed their sixth straight defeat and dropped to 1-6.Paolo Pontejos added 14 points, five rebounds, and three assists, while Ervin Grospe had 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Settling NSA disputes among Vargas’ top prioritiescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Rod Ebondo saved the day anew for Centro Escolar University in a 77-75 thriller over Jose Rizal University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Monday at Pasig Sports Center.Ebondo poured in 33 points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.1 seconds left, and had 15 rebounds on top of three assists, two steals and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “We’re just lucky that Rodrigue’s shot went down,” said coach Yong Garcia.Ebondo also came up with a huge defensive play, blocking Jeckster Apinan’s attempt in the final 15 seconds before hitting the go-ahead basket as the league-leading Scorpions improved to 5-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJoseph Manlangit chipped in 15 markers, while Art Aquino had eight, none bigger than his undergoal stab to knot the score at 75 with 20.6 seconds left.Despite the victory that kept the Scorpions on top of the leaderboard, Garcia rued his team’s tendency to play complacent against a lower-rung team like JRU. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more