Pregnant woman in Donegal Direct Provision denied transport to hospital

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – November 5, 2020 A Donegal TD has told the Dail a pregnant woman in Direct Provision in Donegal was denied transport to a hospital appointment that she needed to attend.Urging Taoiseach Michael Martin to announce a timeline for ending direct provision, Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle said the Donegal story is just one of a number which have emerged in recent days which he says demonstrates the failure of successive governments to meet their obligations.Deputy Pringle told TDs there are people in direct provision who worked in the health service at the height of the Covid crisis who have now been abandoned by the state:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Pregnant woman in Donegal Direct Provision denied transport to hospital Previous article30 new Covid identified at schools in last weekNext articleToland makes Champions League bow with Glasgow News Highland WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Bystanders Who Perform CPR Exponentially Increase Survival Rates – One Atlanta Man Knows

first_img5:22 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Any morning you awake to two police cars outside your bedroom window, it’s safe to say something is wrong.That’s how the morning of Wednesday, Jan.30 began for me.An Atlanta Police Department patrol officer was speaking to a woman I’d never seen before. They kept going in and out of Matt’s (my upstairs neighbor’s) condo. Turns out it’s Matt’s sister. And although Matt’s skeptical Jack Russell terrier named Stella was home, Matt was not.“So we have upgraded the previous watch area into different zones of a winter storm warning,” a matter-of-fact voice says through my NOAA weather radio.If you don’t remember, this was the time of the Great Pre-Super Bowl Snowstorm. If you believed the forecast, we were in for it.Schools canceled classes. Matt, a teacher in his mid-30s, took advantage of the unexpected free time to go for a run.So how is it I know that titbit, but the police, his sister — and seemingly no one else — did?My security camera.It silently recorded Matt leaving at exactly 2:07 p.m. the previous day. He’d prepared for the cold by wearing a red, long-sleeve T-shirt. Grey shorts, Asics running shoes. A headband protected his ears.Before disappearing from the camera’s gaze, Matt pauses, glances around and, without any fanfare, vanishes from view.About that time, Ken Rodriguez was in his car on his way to work. And if the name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s that Ken Rodriguez, the sports anchor at WAGA-TV Fox 5. Along his commute to the station, he notices Matthew — first as just another runner on the sidewalk.But then, after “another quick glance, I noticed he was stumbling, almost like his battery power was running out.” Rodriguez says.WAGA-TV reporter Denise Dillon, left, interviews the station’s sports anchor, Ken Rodriguez, at the Georgia Region III EMS Awards Banquet on May 22. The EMS community honored Rodriguez, as well Grady EMS paramedic Kendal Krueger and Advanced EMT Stephen Woolfitt, for their work in saving an Atlanta man who collapsed after going into cardiac arrest. Rodriguez administered CPR with guidance from a 911 dispatcher. (Jim Burress/WABE)He describes the man as moving in slow motion and “just collapsed chin-first behind some bushes on the sidewalk.”“And in a split second I felt like he was in trouble and knew nobody would find him. It was a freezing cold day. Nobody was out.”Rodriguez ran over to him while dialing 911.“As I was walking over to him and he was facing down. His eyeglasses or sunglasses and hat were still on. He was breathing heavy. And then I told the operator he’s stopped breathing. His eyes were fixed and dilated. Let’s face it. He was dead,” says Rodriguez.911 call5:22911 EMS: What’s the address of your emergency.Rodriguez: I just pulled over on the side of the road. East Rock… Please hurry. He is turning colors now.911: All right. Tell me exactly…Rodriguez: He looks unconscious. Looks like blood … Please tell me you’ve sent somebody.911: Is he breathing completely normal?Rodriguez: Not at all. He almost seems like he’s stopped right now. I began doing compressions. (“Hang in there, man,” he says away from the phone.)“I remember what my son who is a doctor had told me … ‘Stayin’ Alive’ … It’s the Bee Gees’ ‘Stayin’ Alive!’ That’s the beat you need to keep,” Rodriguez said. “And you’re supposed to do it hard. I kept it going, and sure enough, the most amazing thing. I don’t think I’d even broken a sweat yet. And the EMS personnel arrive.”“There was a note that came out, and I clearly remember this because I was driving,” says Stephen Woolfitt, an advanced EMT who responded to  the call. “It said ‘turning blue’ in the notes, and we know when somebody is turning blue that they’re not getting enough oxygen. So I immediately started driving with lights and sirens, and I probably drove much, much faster than I should have. A couple seconds after that, we got the note that CPR was in progress. So we knew this was a legitimate cardiac arrest. So it was…”“It was all perfectly chaotic,” says Kendal Krueger, a paramedic with Grady Ambulance.“We knew it was real, well before we got there,” Woolfitt adds. “And we got there in about two to three minutes.”“Well first I saw Ken doing CPR. So immediately I had him stop to check to see if he had a pulse. And I heard him. He was agonal breathing. He’s gasping breath when someone’s not … when the heart … It’s his body’s last response of trying to breathe, and he didn’t have a pulse. I started CPR as my partner, and another rider we had, was getting all the equipment,” recounts Krueger.“She got a pulse. They loaded on the lift. And then I jumped in my car and ran to work,” Rodriguez says.The first responders then took Matthew to the care of Dr. Michael Carr, an emergency physician at Emory University Hospital.Dr. Carr knew Matthew Jadlocki had the cards stacked against him, but because Ken Rodriguez immediately administered CPR, Carr had reason to be optimistic. “So unfortunately, most of the cardiac arrests that we see coming in from the outside are … Read More “So unfortunately, most of the cardiac arrests that we see coming in from the outside are not surviving. So things that we’re listening out for on the radio, when they’re coming in, they’re saying this was a witness cardiac arrest. They had early chest compressions by a bystander, those are all good prognostic indicators where we’d say, this patient has a lot higher chance of surviving.” ⁠— Dr. Michael Carr Share Listen|0:25 “Most cardiac arrests’ out-of-hospital survival rates is about 9% — 9% to 12%. So unfortunately, most of the cardiac arrests that we see coming in from the outside are not surviving,” says Carr.But he recalls some good “things that we’re listening out for on the radio, when they’re coming in. They’re saying this was a witness cardiac arrest. They had early chest compressions by a bystander. Those are all good prognostic indicators where we’d say, this patient has a lot higher chance of surviving,” Carr says.Matthew Jadlocki had gone for a run and not brought his wallet. So he came into the emergency department as a “John Doe,” Carr remembers.“We didn’t know who he was.”“And we rolled him back into the resuscitation bay of the emergency department. And on our first, what we call a pulse check, he had already returned his pulses. He had return of spontaneous circulation, and Matthew went to the ICU. And slowly over the next few days started to regain consciousness. Over the next week to 10 days, he significantly improved and was ultimately discharged from the hospital,” Carr says.“Learn CPR,” Jadlocki says emphatically.“And in talking with Ken, he actually may have been trained years and years ago, but he hasn’t had recent training. He just kind of has this knowledge about the ‘Stayin’ Alive’ song. And that’s part of what got him through it,” Jadlocki says about Rodriguez.But it’s also “having the wherewithal to stay calm and listen to the directions of the 911 operator,” Jadlocki adds. “That was huge. So a combination of having some knowledge but also being able to stay calm in that situation. It’s incredibly important, and I am forever grateful that [Ken Rodriguez] was there.”“I encourage anybody who’s out there, get trained in CPR,” Jadlocki says, fully aware of his bias.“I’ve been trained in CPR previously,” he says, singing in a falsetto, ‘ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive’ so that I can have that rhythm in case I need to use CPR at some point.”last_img read more

Obama to meet EU leaders in April

first_imgBarack Obama, the US president, has confirmed that he will attend a summit of European Union leaders to be held in Prague on 5 April, Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek said today. Topolánek, whose country currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, made the announcement after an informal meeting of EU leaders in Brussels devoted to the economic crisis.Obama’s trip will be his first to Europe since taking office on 20 January. European diplomats have privately said that the Obama administration did not consider Europe to be a top priority. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is only coming to Europe this week, where she will attend talks with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Geneva and a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels. Obama’s European tour will start on 2 April in London, where he will attend a summit of the G20, which gathers the world’s leading advanced and emerging economies. The G20 will be the most important opportunity for a global response to the economic crisis, and EU leaders will attempt to thrash out a unified position at a formal summit to be held in Brussels on 19-20 March, for which today’s meeting served as preparation. From London, Obama will travel to NATO’s sixtieth anniversary summit, which will be held in Strasbourg (France) and Baden-Baden (Germany) on 3-4 April. The summit will admit Albania and possibly Croatia as new members, consider the way ahead for NATO’s operations in Afghanistan and welcome France’s return to NATO’s integrated command structure.last_img read more

Holiday fun, down the road

first_imgWith gas prices slipping below $2 a gallon, out-of-town holiday events seem closer than ever, within affordable driving distance of Southeast Texas.Here’s a look at some well-known options for a Christmas season road trip:The 45th Annual Dickens on the Strand/Galveston — Shows off downtown Galveston’s Victorian-era architecture with the sights and sounds of Charles Dickens’ work in this event that runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.This year’s event continues that tradition with parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items, according to information from the city’s website.Magical Winter Lights/Houston area — A 52-day festival is touted as one of the largest holiday lighting events in Houston and the largest lantern festival of its kind in the U.S.A scene from Magical Winter Lights in the Houston area.Courtesy photo This year there are eight themed sections including The Kingdom, The Village, The Dino, The East, Houston, The Globe and the newest sections, The Ice and The Sea.A scene from Magical Winter Lights in the Houston area.Courtesy photo“The Ice section will feature a second magical castle and show guests what it’s like living in the Ice Sisters’ world. The Sea will take visitors to an undersea world filled with coral, fish mermaids and hungry sharks,” according to information from the event.There will also be a Holiday Market Square with a food court and shopping areas, photo opportunities with appearances by the Ice Sisters and Santa Claus and more. Online advance ticket prices:Adult tickets — $22Children (ages 4t o 13) — $13Senior citizens (65 and up) — $13center_img Children under 4 — FreeFamily 4-pack — $76Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, LaMarque, Texas The event is nightly, with the exception of holidays, through Jan. 6.(NOTE: entrance to the festival is on FM 1764, not FM 2004, enter “Magical winter Lights into GPS)• Moody Gardens Festival of Lights and Ice Land/Galveston — has a lot to offer and is open daily through Dec. 20.The Festival of Lights is a mile-long trail with more than 1 million lights and lighted scenes that take you around the Moody gardens property with views of Galveston Bay.Tickets:Adults — $15.95 or $10.95 on adult value daysChild/senior — $15.95 or $10.95 on child/senior value daysIce Land and Festival of Lights combo tickets:Adults — $30.95 or $25.95 for adult value daysChild/senior — $25.95 or $20.95 on child/senior value daysInside Ice Land is a chilly 9 degrees and parkas are provided for the tour of the ice sculptures, which are returned as you exit.According to information from Moody Gardens, it’s best to wear close-toed shoes and highly recommended to bring jackets, gloves and hats for the little ones. They will likely want to go down the Ice Slide several times and spend extra time inside this special venue. Hats and gloves can be purchased at Ice Land if you forget to bring your own.There are a variety of other packages available that includes other features.Moody Gardens is located at One Hope Boulevard, Galveston. Call 409-744-4673 for more information.Houston Zoo Lights/Houston — The Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland though Jan. 13.This marks the seventh year for the event that allows visitors a chance to sip hot chocolate while strolling through the zoo grounds, according to information from the zoo.There are 15 miles of earth-friendly LED lighting to illuminate the ancient oak trees and decorate the paths. Other features include the Holiday Train Village, the Enchanted Forest and Candy, the interactive talking zebra.Prime Nights —
Open at 5p.m., last entry 9:30 p.m., close at 11 p.m.Value Nights —
Open at 5 p.m., last entry 9 p.m., close at 10 p.m.Tickets:Value Nights: Member $12.95, non-Member $17.95Prime Nights: Member $17.95, non-Member $22.95Children 1 and under: FREEThis event is separately ticketed from general admission; daytime admission tickets may not be used for entry.Natchitoches, Louisiana Festival of Lights —Over 300,000 Christmas lights and 100-lighted set pieces illuminate downtown Natchitoches and Cane River Lake every evening at dusk through Jan. 6.All Christmas events take place in downtown Natchitoches along the riverbanks and historic district.last_img read more

Chelsea and Man United points stat shows life is better after Mourinho

first_img 3 United fans would’ve scarcely believed Champions League qualification was possible towards the end of Mourinho’s tenure, with 11 points separating them from fourth place.However, their drastic improvement since parting with the Portuguese manager is not uncommon.In the 2015/16 season, Chelsea averaged 0.94 points per game before the mid-December sacking of Mourinho, and 1.59 afterwards. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice ADVICE And Pogba’s brother, Mathias, admits the World Cup winner did consider leaving the club due to Mourinho.“Did Paul think about leaving because of Mourinho? Of course. It comes to mind,” he is quoted saying.“But today he is where he is. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Solskjaer is unbeaten during his interim reign Mourinho was sacked by United in December Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Similarly, United could only manage 1.53 points per game under the ‘Special One’ this season, while Solskjaer has averaged 2.75 points per game since his dismissal in mid-December.One of United’s most resurgent stars, Paul Pogba, reportedly fell out with Mourinho in the build up to the manager’s sacking.He was benched for Mourinho’s final game in charge, but since Solskjaer’s arrival, the French midfielder has scored six goals and registered five assists in just eight Premier League matches. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF “He was under contract so he had to grit his teeth and keep working.”He added: “As Solskjaer had Paul with the reserve team, he knows exactly what to say and how to say it to Paul.“And when you give my little brother that responsibility, you will only see the best of him.” huge blow 3 3 MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Paul Pogba has been outstanding since Mourinho’s departure Manchester United’s narrow 1-0 victory at Leicester on Sunday means they now have 22 points from a possible 24 since the sacking of Jose Mourinho.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen a dramatic upturn in fortune since his appointment as interim boss, with the Red Devils now just two points off the top four. RANKED REVEALED last_img read more

Illegal Sloop Intercepted

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 31, 2017 – Providenciales – Around 12:48am this morning (Monday 31st July 2017), The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Marine officers intercepted an illegal Haitian Sloop located 2.2 miles on the Southern Side of South Dock, Providenciales.The 35 foot purple and black sloop supported by a 9.9  Nissan engine and a 70 horse power Evinrude engine was taken into South Dock with 99 souls onboard (79 males and 20 females). Upon arrival at South Dock they were handed over to Immigration Officials and escorted to the Detention Centre for processing and detention.A search for illegal drugs and firearms were conducted on the sloop, but nothing was found.In a separate incident, on Sunday 30th July 2017 around 11:13am, after receiving a report from Coastal Radar Station about a suspicious vessel, Marine officers saw a 15 ft boat with 5 males onboard, two (2) of the males had no status and was detained for Immigration purposes. They were handed over to Immigration for processing.The communities of the Turks and Caicos Islands are encouraged to contact law enforcement with any information concerning the whereabouts of any illegal migrants or on pending sloop arrivals.Press Release: RTCIPF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Andre Green on how fortune aided his last minute goal

first_imgPortsmouth winger Andre Green scored a winning goal at 90th minute to book Pompey a place in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup at RochdaleGreen utilized a fine cross-field pass from Dion Donohue and stroke a shot into the net off the post and said after the match via club website:“It was up there with one of the best moments of my career. My first league goal was against Norwich, so I had a good feeling when I came on.“It almost seemed to go in slow motion. We’re a good counter-attacking side and luckily Dion spotted my run.“There was a bit of fortune because of the way the ball ricocheted to me. I’m just happy that the ball came back to me and ended up in the net.“Scoring in the last minute is always nice and you could tell what it meant from my run towards the Pompey fans.videoJohnson recalls how Jose Mourinho ‘ripped’ his contract up Andrew Smyth – May 25, 2019 Glen Johnson recalled a brutal encounter he had with his former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.“The adrenaline took over after that with my celebrations and it’s all about giving something back to the supporters who travelled to back us.”Speaking about his injury, Green added:He said: “I want to play every minute, but the team is flying in the league and we’ve got a lot of good attacking players.“That’s how it’s going to be in my career – I’ll have to work hard because nothing just gets handed to you.“This is all an important learning curve for me and I know what needs to be done for me to get into this team.”last_img read more

People in Need starts 32nd season of giving

first_imgThe Columbian is making it easy for you to help take care of some neighbors in need this holiday season.Our People In Need program is kicking off its 32nd year of collecting donations Tuesday — with an envelope inserted into this newspaper.Give whatever you can and mail it back in. The Columbian forwards your donations straight to the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington and its People In Need family fund, which was started by Columbian publisher Don Campbell in 1979.About a quarter of that fund goes to the Salvation Army of Clark County and its Adopt-A-Family program. The local branch of the nationwide Christian charity provides assistance of all sorts to people in need — from food boxes to emergency rent and utility assistance, to case management for people seeking stability and employment. The Salvation Army of Clark County recently reported a $250,000 budget shortfall, resulting in layoffs of four out of its 16 staff members. Now down to 12 staffers, the Salvation Army has also cut back on programs and is considering more cuts in the future.You can read the stories of local families in need, go online and choose one to “adopt” with specific donations and gifts. (For example, there’s a single mother of three children with reduced work hours and a fear there’ll be no Christmas this year. Her 5-year-old wishes for a camera; her 8-year-old loves Legos; the 11-year-old girl just wants clothing; and Mom would love some boots and “a cord of wood if possible.”) Or, you can make a general donation to our People In Need fund via the envelope provided. Or, you can drop off donations of needed goods — clothing, toys, gifts, food — at the Salvation Army, 1500 N.E. 112th Avenue.The Campbell family and current Columbian Publisher Scott Campbell also choose other worthy nonprofit organizations to accept the rest of the donations throughout the year.Visit to learn more. Or call The Salvation Army directly at 360-448-2880.last_img read more