New Mexico Governor Announces Two New Health Orders With Goal To Preserve Personal Protection Equipment

first_imgFrom the Office of the Governor:         Preserving personal protection equipment is goal of two new health ordersSANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today two public health orders that will protect New Mexico’s supply of the personal protective equipment health care workers need to stay safe during the COVID-19 crisis.One order prohibits non-essential health services, defined as services that can be delayed for three months without undue risk to the patient’s health. Eliminating non-essential medical procedures will slow the use of personal protective gear. Read it here.The second order prohibits health care providers and wholesale medical suppliers from selling or otherwise distributing personal protective equipment without prior approval from the New Mexico Department of Health. Read it here.Health care providers and wholesale medical suppliers must provide the Health Department with an inventory of their personal protective gear within three days. “We’re going to do everything we can – everything – to protect those on the front line of this war against COVID-19,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “The doctors, nurses and others who are testing and treating these patients must be properly equipped; we owe them that. I have to make sure that if you need hospital care, we’re ready. And as we work to get more equipment from the federal government we’re going to take steps to protect and judiciously use the resources we have now.”Both orders were issued by New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel; both take effect today, March 25, and both continue until the governor rescinds them.The order banning non-essential health services applies to hospitals and other health care facilities, including ambulatory surgical centers, and dental, orthodontic and endodontic offices. It does not include emergency care, surgery or other treatments that would result in a serious condition getting worse, or the full suite of family planning services.Each health care provider has three days to submit to the Health Department a policy addressing how it will comply and identifying procedures deemed essential and non-essential.Both orders include civil administrative penalties, including fines up to $5,000 per violation, for willful violation, in addition to other civil or criminal penalties that may be available.Rapid growth of the COVID-19 pandemic exhausted the supply of personal protective gear at many health care facilities and depleted state stockpiles as well. The federal government maintains the Strategic National Stockpile, a federal repository of drugs and medical supplies that can be tapped if a public health emergency could exhaust local supplies, but when New Mexico recently requested its full allotment, the state initially received only 25 percent, and the equipment that arrived was in poor condition.last_img read more

Inspired plans to build £20m micro-flat scheme in Zone 2

first_imgInspired plans to convert Abbeville House using PDRHaving received permitted development consent, Inspired will convert the 19,000 sq ft 1930s office building at 177 Abbeville Road (pictured) in Clapham into 30 one-bed and 11 two-bed micro-apartments. It also plans to submit a further planning application for additional new-build homes.“This is Inspired’s first micro-apartment scheme in a central London location providing high-spec, high-tech homes that are considerably more affordable,” said Inspired chief executive Martin Skinner. “Clapham Common is one of the most sought-after locations for London’s young professionals and city workers.”The apartments will be priced around 20% below typical new-builds in the area, were house prices have risen 36% over the past five years. Construction work is expected to commence next month.The redevelopment and acquisition were funded through a senior loan from GreenOak Real Estate and mezzanine finance from Northridge Capital.Earlier this month, Skinner called on the government to encourage new PDR after a critical report of some conversions by the RICS.last_img read more

Immigration

first_img R (on the application of Aguilar Quila) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; R (on the application of Bibi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: SC (Justices of the Supreme Court – Lords Phillips (president), Brown, Clarke, Wilson, Lady Hale): 12 October 2011 Richard Drabble QC and Christopher Jacobs (instructed by Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) for the first respondent; Al Mustakim and Lina Mattsson (instructed by Davies Blunden & Evans) for the second respondent; Angus McCullough QC and Andrea Lindsay Strugo (instructed by Treasury Solicitor) for the secretary of state; Karon Monaghan QC, Shahram Taghavi and Eric Fripp (instructed by Bates Wells & Braithwaite) for the first intervener; Henry Setright QC and Michael Gration (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) for the second intervener; Satvinder Juss (instructed by Riaz Khan & Co) for the third intervener. Leave to remain – Refusal of leave – Human rights – Right to respect for private and family lifecenter_img Paragraph 277 of the Immigration Rules (HC 395) (the rules) provides, so far as material: ‘Nothing in these rules shall be construed as permitting a person to be granted entry clearance, leave to enter, leave to remain or variation of leave as a spouse or civil partner of another, if either the applicant or the sponsor will be aged under 21… on the date of arrival in the UK or (as the case may be) on the date on which the leave to remain or variation of leave would be granted.’ In November 2008, the defendant secretary of state for the home department amended paragraph 277 of the rules. The rules specified the requirement that a sponsor party be at least 18 years of age at the time of making an application for leave to enter the UK, leave to remain or variation of leave on marriage grounds. In November 2009, the secretary of state amended paragraph 277, changing the age requirement of the sponsor party from 18 to 21 (the amendment). The grant of a ‘marriage visa’ (strictly, entry clearance, leave to enter, leave to remain or variation of leave on marriage grounds) was forbidden unless both parties to the marriage or civil partnership would be aged 21 or over on the date of the applicant’s arrival in the UK or the grant of leave to enter, leave to remain or variation of leave as applicable. The instant proceedings concerned two appeals which had been joined as they concerned the same issue. In both cases, judicial review proceedings had been brought where the change of the age requirement had prevented the claimant from entering the UK. Both claimants sought to bring applications for judicial review of paragraph 277 of the rules. Their applications were dismissed. Following the hearing of their appeals, the Court of Appeal held that the secretary of state had applied the rules with the effect that her refusal to grant marriage visas was in breach of the claimants’ rights to respect for their private and family lives, under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The secretary of state appealed. The secretary of state submitted that the measure would prevent, deter or delay forced marriages, and was thereby justified by paragraph 2 of article 8 of the convention. The ­question arose as to whether the amendment was necessary in a ­democratic society. The appeal would be dismissed (Lord Brown dissenting). (1) On the evidence, it was clear that the number of forced marriages which the amendment would deter would be vastly smaller than the number of unforced marriages which it hindered. Neither in the material published prior to the introduction of the amendment, nor in the evidence in the instant case, had the secretary of state addressed that imbalance. On the evidence, the secretary of state had failed to establish that the amendment was no more than would be necessary to accomplish her objective and that it had struck a fair balance between the rights of the parties to unforced marriages and the interests of the community in preventing forced marriages. In all events, she had failed to establish that the interference with the claimants’ rights under article 8 of the convention had been justified. Further, there was evidence that the desire to obtain a visa was not the predominant motive for forcing a child into marriage. It was impossible to tell how many forced marriages with non-resident spouses had been deterred, or how many forced marriages with resident spouses had been substituted for those which had been deterred. It was clear, however, that the amendment could have no effect upon forced marriages occurring in the UK or the EU. Furthermore, if the amendment was not effective in preventing a forced marriage, it could have the potential to do more harm than good. The risk existed that a young woman might be sent abroad and forced to marry there, then kept abroad until she could sponsor her husband to come to the UK. It was very difficult to rescue a young person who had been trapped into marriage abroad (see [58], [75], [76] of the judgment). On the evidence, the secretary of state had failed to establish that the amendment was no more than was necessary to accomplish her objective, nor had she established that it struck a fair balance between the rights of the parties to unforced marriages and the interests of the community in preventing forced marriages (see [58] of the judgment). (2) The right to marriage was a fundamental right. It did not include the right to marry in any particular place, at least if it was possible to marry elsewhere. It was not a qualified right, and the state could only restrict it to a limited extent, and not in such a way as to impair its essence (see [78] of the judgment). The delay on entry was not designed to detect and deter those marriages which were or might be forced. It was a blanket rule that applied to all marriages, whether forced or free. It imposed a delay on cohabitation in the place of choice which could act as at least as severe a deterrent as a large fee. Those factors lent weight to the conclusion that it was a disproportionate and unjustified interference with the right to respect for family life to use that interference for the purpose of impeding the exercise of another and even more fundamental convention right in an unacceptable way (see [79] of the judgment). Decision of Sedley, Pitchford and Gross LJJ [2010] All ER (D) 250 (Dec) affirmed.last_img read more

Steeling ahead at AV Dawson

first_imgThe 102,263 sq ft (9,500 sq m) warehouse, which provides a heat and humidity controlled base for the storage of steel components, was launched last year to support the increasing supply of steel coil into Nissan’s facility in Sunderland.AV Dawson managing director Gary Dawson commented: “With the recent media announcements you could be forgiven for thinking the whole UK steel industry was on its knees. However, the requirement for steel coil used to produce cars is very much in demand.”We remain confident in the strength of Teesside and its future, based on the North East’s credentials as a burgeoning European hub for the automotive sector.”From the production of vehicles for Nissan and the opportunities that the Hitachi plant brings to the supply chain companies that surround Teesport, as well as the pledge for the creation of 250 jobs on Teesside through Nifco; the future is looking really positive.”  www.av-dawson.comlast_img read more

European ports head for strike action

first_imgThe IDC wants the two-hour strike to take place across European ports on June 29, 2017, 10 am to 12:00 pm. As HLPFI reported here, Spanish dockworkers and trade unions called for strike action following the port liberalisation decree, which was criticised for the impact it would have on labour conditions, and, according to IDC, has forced the dockworkers to defend their jobs. “The legislative decree which has been approved is not only contrary to what has been agreed between companies and workers; it is also far removed from the demands of the European Court of Justice,” explains IDC general coordinator, Jordi Aragunde. “Spanish employers have refused to guarantee the jobs of over 6,000 workers in ports across the country, despite the fact that dockworkers have for the last four months put forward various realistic solutions to the conflict, and have even proposed a reduction in their wages.” In addition to supporting the Spanish dockworkers, the strike was called to support the IDC’s opposition to the policies of companies and government administrations “which aim to destroy the social gains of workers, increase precarious labour, and place a question mark on the security of their jobs.” www.idcdockworkers.orglast_img read more

Locked down and dreaming of his next fight

first_imgJunior welterweight boxer Jami Weapons Webb aims to have a shot at the SA title once the Covid situation is resolved. With most of the Covid-19 regulations still in place, there’s only one thing a fighter can do: dream of the next time he steps into the ring. If anything, the lockdown period has presented an ideal time to reflect, prepare and sharpen his skill, says Jami “Weapons” Webb, one of the Cape’s most promising junior middleweight prospects.Although relatively new to the sport, Webb, 30, from Kuils River, has done enough to impress boxing fans since turning professional two years ago. Understandably so, especially considering his fight record of 6-0.His tall, slender frame is reminiscent of former WBA welterweight champion, Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns (32-0) who became the first boxer in history to win world titles in five weight divisions: welterweight, light middleweight, super middleweight, cruiserweight and light heavyweight. Boxing aficionados will recall that, in 1981, Hearns lost his first professional fight when he fought WBC champion, Sugar Ray Leonard (30-1) in an epic clash dubbed “The Showdown”.Like The Hitman, Webb is also good with his hands and boasts a height advantage that gives him an edge over his opponents. In fact, it’s his hands that earned him the nickname “Weapons” and, he says, once we’re in the clear of this whole Covid-19 situation, he’ll be able to put it to good use.“I’ve always been passionate about boxing,” he said, recalling that one time his older sister had to bail him out in a schoolyard brawl.“Funny story is, my first fight was actually in primary school. I think I was in Grade 1 and my sister was Grade 2,“So I got into a fight and my sister came to save me. She’s like, stop it guys, leave my brother. Stop hitting my brother.“I started crying, not because I was hurt, but because I wanted to fight,” he said.Although big sis saved the day, young Jami made up his mind, he was going to be a boxer. Fast forward to Philippi Plaza, some years later, at an event called Future Champs, when he stepped into the ring for the first time. Unknown to him at the time, he said, was an experienced opponent who happened to be undefeated at that point.“It was a bit intense in there, I can’t explain it. The atmosphere was brilliant, every one was singing songs and shouting… I fought my first fight and I beat the guy. From there I was hooked, I couldn’t stop, I just wanted to continue fighting,” he said.The rest, as they say, is history, which, in more recent times includes the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. What followed was an end to all sporting activities and a total lockdown as declared by president Cyril Ramaphosa just over a month ago.“The Covid-19 has affected my goals but it’s good that we can stay at home and basically solve this together. It’s actually a good time now to plan for the future,” he said.“My goals after the lockdown are to continue training, get a tune up fight and then fight for the SA title,” he said. Visit CCNSport Facebook page to check out the video.last_img read more

Local products to be showcased in the Strictly Local Christmas Village

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 498 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Local products to be showcased in the Strictly Local Christmas Village by: – December 6, 2018 Entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to showcase their goods and services in the Strictly Local Christmas Village.The Strictly Local Christmas Village is organized by Dominica Import and Export Agency (DEXIA) in collaboration with Dominica Waitukubuli Artist Association, Dominica Arts and Craft Producers Association (DACPA), Dominica Health and Wellness Association and Dominica Manufacturers Association.Information Officer at Dexia, Ayeola George said the aim of the event is showcase locally made products in Dominica.“The event is an opportunity for businesses to sell their products and also central place for persons to buy local products,” Miss George stated.Miss George said shoppers should take the opportunity to purchase local items during the event.At the event there will be wellness products, art and craft among others.The Strictly Local Christmas Village will run from 19th December to 21st December, 2018. Sharelast_img read more

Twitter Goes Nuts Over the Cavs ‘Flexing Guy’ During the NBA Finals Game 4

first_img Related TopicsCavsNBA Finals Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img CLEVELAND – The Cavs and Warriors are in a fight for a title in Cleveland tonight, and the fans at the Q are into it as they always are for the fourth game of the NBA Finals.One fan may be more in it than usual, he’s known on twitter as the ‘Flexing guy’ and he’s been getting plenty of air time on TV during the first half tonight.Here’s some of the many, many tweets on him and all the attention he’s been getting as the Cavs try to even up the best of seven series at two games apiece. Fired up Cleveland fans heckle Steph Curry https://t.co/p3cJqcFl5W— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) June 11, 2016last_img read more

Argonaut Weekly: December 7-13

first_img Share Argonaut Weekly: December 7-13 Argonaut of the Week Amy Drake (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida women’s soccer team’s perfect season came to an end in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division II Championships held at the University of Tampa, as the Argonauts fell to Cal State Dominguez Hills in penalty kicks 4-1 after finishing double overtime in a 1-1 tie.  Meanwhile, the UWF men’s and women’s basketball teams each split a pair of games over the weekend, as the men’s team was on the road at Valdosta State and the women hosted the UWF Argo Classic.ARGONAUT OF THE WEEKAmy DrakeWomen’s BasketballSenior GuardSenior guard Amy Drake (Niceville, Fla./Winthrop) continued her hot streak with two more strong games at the UWF Argo Classic at home over the weekend.  Drake scored in double digits in both games, including a 24-point outburst on Saturday against visiting Columbus State.  The sharpshooter was perfect from the free throw line over the weekend, shooting 16-16 and making 17 in a row dating back to the previous week.  Drake leads the team this year with 17.4 points per game and is shooting .506 from the field, .515 from three-point territory, and .914 from the free throw line.For all of your hotel needs in the Pensacola area, visit www.highpointe.com. WOMEN’S SOCCER (22-0-1, 7-0 GSC)- 12/3 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (NCAA Semifinals): 1-1 T (CSUDH Advances 4-1 on penalty kicks)The University of West Florida women’s soccer team saw their season come to end after falling 4-1 in penalty kicks to Cal State Dominquez Hills in the NCAA Semifinals. The Argos would strike first early on in the match but would surrender the equalizer just before the end of the first half. The Argos would take the 1-1 tie through two sudden victory overtime periods and into penalty kicks, eventually falling 4-1 to the Toros.  Cal State Dominguez Hills would eventually fall to Grand Valley State 1-0 in the national championship game.West Florida would get on the board first in the 35th minute on another Gordon to Duncan connection. With Shaneka Gordon streaking down the left sideline she found an open Shakira Duncan inside the six yard box for the game’s first goal, giving the Argos a 1-0 advantage. Of Gordon’s 21 assists this season 14 have come on goals by Duncan.  CSUDH responded with a goal eight minutes later on a corner kick, and the score stay tied through 110 minutes to force penalty kicks.In penalty kicks the Toros converted their first attempt to put them ahead 1-0.  On the first kick by the Argos, Dernelle Mascall’s shot went wide left to put the Argos in the hole 0-1. Another made penalty kick by the Toros’ Brooke Thompson and UWF’s Taylor Murphy put the count 2-1 in favor of the Toros. Third in the lineup for the Argos was Marcela Franco whose shot was blocked as she attempted to go to the bottom left corner making it 3-1 Toros. Melissa Livergood would seal the fate of the Toros as she netted the fourth and clinching penalty kick.WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (5-3, 0-0 GSC)- 12/4 vs. Eckerd: 69-62 W- 12/5 vs. Columbus State: 77-82 LWest Florida split a pair of games last weekend at the UWF Argo Classic held in Pensacola on Friday and Saturday.  The Argonauts picked up a 69-62 win over Eckerd on Friday before falling to Columbus State 77-82 on Saturday.Dominique Boykins, Amy Drake, and Tiffany Williams combined for 44 of the Argonauts’ 69 points in Friday’s victory over Eckerd, and Boykins added 11 rebounds to pick up the double-double.  Drake continued her hot shooting on Saturday against the Cougars, scoring 24 points and shooting a perfect 12-12 from the free throw line.UWF will host Gulf South Conference West Division foe Delta State this Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  The Lady Statesmen (7-0) are ranked No. 3 in the latest WBCA national poll, and they return to the UWF Field House after the Argonauts picked up a 64-58 win on November 16 last season.  UWF is 2-0 against GSC West Division teams so far this season.MEN’S BASKETBALL (3-4, 0-0 GSC)- 12/4 vs. Palm Beach Atlantic: 66-61 W- 12/5 vs. Saint Leo: 75-84 LWest Florida (3-4) went on the road last weekend to compete at The Loop Pizza Grill Classic hosted by Valdosta State, and UWF came out with a 1-1 record for the weekend.  The Argos picked up a 66-61 win over Palm Beach Atlantic on Friday night before falling to Saint Leo 75-84 on Saturday.Point guard Maurice Thomas scored 15 with eight rebounds and eight assists in Friday’s win, while Jonathan Jackson (14) and Ervin Herron (12) also scored in double digits.  Foul trouble was the difference in UWF’s loss to Saint Leo on Saturday, as three starters picked up five fouls against the Lions.  Jackson was the top UWF scorer at 15 points, while Max Hoggard added 14.The Argos will welcome Delta State (4-2) to the UWF Field House this weekend for a non-conference game on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.MULTIMEDIAThe UWF Sports Information office is proud to offer a variety of ways to stay updated on Argonaut Athletics:- Live Video- Live Audio- Live Stats- eScores- E-mailing List- www.Facebook.com/GoArgos- www.Twitter.com/GoArgos- Photo Galleries- RSS Feeds- Podcasts2009-10 ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK12/7Amy DrakeWomen’s Basketball11/30Dominique BoykinsWomen’s BasketballMaurice ThomasMen’s Basketball11/23Shameka GordonWomen’s SoccerJonathan JacksonMen’s BasketballTiffany WilliamsWomen’s Basketball11/16Courtney JonesWomen’s SoccerJamie NicholsVolleyball11/9Frank CopeMen’s SoccerLindsay HommeVolleyball11/2Shakira DuncanWomen’s SoccerPatricia GandolfoVolleyball10/26Kara GonzalezVolleyballEddie PaganMen’s Cross CountryJordan StoneWomen’s Soccer10/19Valissia BrathwaiteVolleyballRichard DixonMen’s Soccer10/12Donald DavisMen’s Cross CountryShakira DuncanWomen’s Soccer10/5Kevin DucrosMen’s TennisLeandro FerreiraMen’s TennisBailee HedstromWomen’s Cross Country9/28Patricia GandolfoVolleyballJenny LinesWomen’s GolfKaley MorrisWomen’s Soccer9/21Tyler BowmanMen’s Cross CountryJay MainvilleMen’s Soccer9/14Kimberly ClarkVolleyballDernelle MascallWomen’s Soccer9/7Shaneka GordonWomen’s SoccerMegan SteinocherWomen’s Cross Country8/31Paul WilloughbyMen’s SoccerTHIS WEEK’S UWF ATHLETICS SCHEDULESunday, December 13W. Basketball vs. Delta State 2:00M. Basketball vs. Delta State 4:00For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Browns OT Joe Thomas and ESPN 850 WKNR Host Tony Rizzo Wage War on Cleveland’s Airwaves

first_img Related TopicsESPN 850 WKNRJoe ThomasTony Rizzo Don’t expect the war to be over as likely Rizzo will have even more response on Thursday as more stories of the back and forth today gain momentum over the internet. Browns tackle Joe Thomas has yet to announce his plans for 2018 and beyond when it comes to playing football, but he’s been making the rounds as of late on the media side, basically knocking it out of the park and coming across more and more like a guy that could easily make the transition to the broadcast booth. Today, a local Cleveland sports talk host took some shots at Thomas, warning him of being so quick to think he’s going to be able to make the transition to the media industry.Tony Rizzo, of ESPN 850 WKNR took some shots at Thomas last week after the tackle spoke at the Cleveland Sports Awards, but didn’t want to come on Rizzo’s ‘The Really Big Show.’Wednesday, the Browns tackle appeared on Wednesday on Dan Le Batard’s national sports show, and gave his response.The following day after the awards Rizzo spoke about Thomas, this after Rizzo sidekick Aaron Goldhammer said that Thomas stated that he was ‘too big’ to appear on Rizzo’s show – this despite ESPN 850 being a Browns affiliate.After that, Rizzo said he wasn’t going to run an interview done at the Sports Awards with Thomas, and that he’s outraged that Thomas wouldn’t come on Rizzo’s show live. Here’s the 19 minute segment the day after the Sports Awards of Rizzo and Goldhammer discussing the matter, and Rizzo throwing out some shots about Thomas, this after they ended up playing a moment of the interview after all. Rizzo stated that ‘no one’ is going to care about Thomas once he’s done playing, or the new Thomas podcast ‘ThomaHawk.’ He then went on to say that Thomas will be remembered for ‘losing’ and being part of the ‘worst era of Browns history.’ Today the war between the two went to another level after Rizzo heard that Thomas and Le Batard were talking about him, and that Le Batard played the sound bite of Rizzo talking about him last week.Here’s the complete 40 minute segment:Thomas used some of tweets that Hayden Grove of Cleveland.com used and gave out a ‘Thank you’ to Rizzo for being a fan. center_img NEOSI Stafflast_img read more