Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center receives national award

############ Source: Porter Healthcare Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as one of the 2009 recipients of the Step I National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). This year 664 nursing and assisted living facilities from across the nation applied for the quality award at this level. Awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 60th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 4-7, 2009 in Chicago.“We applaud Helen Porter for having passed this first step that demonstrates their intention to begin a rigorous quality improvement program, and look forward to their moving forward to pursue the requirements for the Steps II and III awards in the coming years,” stated Bernie Dana, Chair, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers, one of the nine members that oversee the program.Applicants for the Step I level award have a clear vision and mission for their facility and acknowledge key challenges that are embodied in the organizational profile section of the Malcolm Baldrige criteria. The Step I award recognizes providers that have developed a foundation to begin a journey of continuous quality improvement, and that they have taken the first step in corresponding with any public measures of performance. AHCA/NCAL is a trade organization with approximately 11,000 members. Since 1996 AHCA/NCAL has used the concepts of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award as the basis for its three step program for the long term care profession. At the Step I level, applications are reviewed by Examiners who have received special training to qualify as judges for the award program.“This recognition of the quality of care provided to our residents by a national organization is extremely gratifying,” said HPHRC administrator Neil Gruber. “It is a real testament to the dedication of our staff to provide outstanding care to our residents, strive to continuously improve our services, and work collaboratively in a very challenging environment.” Gruber points to the implementation of a new electronic medical record system as the most recent tangible achievement related to their ongoing efforts to continually improve quality, safety and efficiency. read more

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Deer Park Fire Leaves Woman Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 81-year-old woman died after her Deer Park home caught fire early Sunday morning, Suffolk County police said.First Precinct officers on routine patrol saw smoke coming from a Pine Street home at 4:50 a.m.Firefighters from multiple fire departments responded to the house fire, where they found Eleanor Didea dead on the first floor, police said.Investigators have preliminarily determined the cause of the fire to be electrical in nature.Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives and the Town of Babylon Fire Marshal’s office are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

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Johnson City CSD confirms its 5th positive virus case

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City School District has confirmed a fifth positive case of COVID-19 among staff at its schools. Positive cases were first reported at the school on Aug. 23. Staff were asked to not report to work with a small exception of essential staff. The district says any person who was in contact with the employee will self-quarantine for up 14 days. Health officials are working to contact those who may have been infected.center_img For the full statement from the Johnson City School District, click here.last_img read more

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Indonesian official barred from entering PNG by coronavirus measures

first_img“We are following measures to ensure that his entry [into PNG] is facilitated,”According to PNG newspaper The National, Lebelauw was disappointed that he was not allowed to enter under his diplomatic immunity.He said thermal coronavirus detection scanners were available at the border but were not used.“There are no reported cases yet in Indonesia and I clearly am not coming from Wuhan,” he told The National. The Indonesian consul in Vainamo, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Abraham Lebelauw is stranded in Jayapura after he was barred entry at the land border because of measures being taken against the Wuhan coronavirus. Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Patric Pruaitch told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the consul was denied entry at the Wutung border post, which has been temporarily closed to prevent the spread of the virus. He said officials are in talks with the Indonesian ambassador to allow Lebelauw to return to the consulate in Vainamo, a PNG town 40 kilometers from the border, to continue his work. He said that border authorities in Indonesia were not properly advised before the border was closed.“As a neighboring country with a good relationship with Papua New Guinea, it is wise to talk, discuss and work together to solve the problem, as we already did when combating a polio outbreak some time ago.“I hope that when we talk about borders, we can sit and talk together first, since any decision that we make will have implications for many people and sectors, especially when it comes to borders between PNG and Indonesia.”PNG citizens were reportedly stranded on the Indonesian side of the border after it was closed last week.A number of PNG nationals in Wuhan – the epicenter of the coronavirus – left China with other evacuees on an Air New Zealand flight, which landed in Auckland today. Included on the flight were 17 citizens of Timor Leste and a number of other Pacific nation citizens.All the evacuees are to be placed in quarantine in Auckland for the next 14 days.– The writer is an intern under the ACICIS programTopics :last_img read more

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Lampung man allegedly murders own baby after wife refuses to have sex with him

first_imgA man in Way Kanan, Lampung, allegedly murdered his own baby after his wife refused to have sex with him, local police said.According to the Way Kanan Police, the suspect, a 20-year-old identified only as KW, decided to take his own child’s life on Sunday night after his wife, ES, rejected his request to have sexual intercourse with him. ES reportedly refused to have sex with her husband because she was still in the postpartum period, having given birth 40 days earlier. Islamic teaching prohibits women from having sexual relations during this period. “Her rejection angered the suspect and he began to physically abuse the baby, who was being carried by his wife at the time,” Way Kanan Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Binsar Manurung said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com. ES tried to protect her child by turning her back to her husband, but KW continued to strike the baby. ES tried to run away to get help but was held back by her husband. The baby eventually died after receiving multiple blows from KW.“The baby’s body has been examined at Blambangan Umpu Hospital,” Binsar said.ES had previously caught KW choking the baby after his wife scolded him for smoking near the child. Binsar said police charged KW under Article 76C of the 2016 Child Protection Law, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

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Dani Ceballos makes final decision over Arsenal future after seeking transfer

first_imgDani Ceballos makes U-turn over Arsenal future and vows to earn starting spot under Mikel Arteta Comment Coming Next PLAY Read More SPONSORED Advertisement Skip Ad The appearance he was handed against Bournemouth in the FA Cup boosted his morale and he feels confident that he can reverse his situation and become an important player for Arteta.Ceballos feels game time is paramount in the second half of the season and he is eager for a regular run of games to make sure he is in Spain’s squad for next summer’s European Championships.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal held a training session at the Emirates on Wednesday and Ceballos hinted at his change in mood, posting a picture on social media saying: ‘Fight until the end. Let’s go Arsenal!’Speaking about his sit-down with Ceballos, Arteta revealed last week: ‘I had a conversation with Dani. When I joined the club he wasn’t here, he was in Madrid because he was doing his rehab for over a month in Madrid – the team that owns him.‘And then when I came here he was doing his rehab for the first two or three weeks, he was getting back to fitness.‘I haven’t seen much of him because he only trained with us a week or 10 days. So it’s very early to assess what I can do or cannot do with him. I heard about all those things but I have nothing to comment.’Asked what Ceballos needed to do to be part of Arteta’s plans, the Spanish coach added: ‘He needs to get back to fitness and fight for his place like any other teammate. And after that we will make the selection that I think is fair with what I see on the pitch.’MORE: Why Arsenal rejected chance to sign Chelsea transfer target Dries MertensMORE: Sheffield United star John Fleck shuts down Arsenal transfer speculationMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City The midfielder played 21 minutes off the bench against Bournemouth on Monday (Picture: Getty)Ceballos held talks with Arteta about his role and, after initially feeling there was not enough clarity over how he could win back his place, AS now report that he is willing to stick around and earn his manager’s trust.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Manchester United captain Harry Maguire by Metro Video Settings Read More 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Skip Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Jan 2020 7:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares The midfielder had been exploring a return to Spain this month (Picture: Getty)Dani Ceballos will remain at Arsenal until the end of the season with the midfielder ready to fight for his place in the starting XI after speaking to head coach Mikel Arteta.The Real Madrid loanee had reportedly become unhappy with his lack of game time at Arsenal, having not played in the Premier League since the start of November, and was looking to terminate his loan and return to Spain.Valencia were one of several clubs who had made tentative enquiries, but the Gunners did not want to weaken their midfield options halfway through the season without getting a replacement. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles Read More / Full Screen 1 min. story Advertisementlast_img read more

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The Port of Marseille Fos unveils LNG bunkering plan

first_imgThe Port of Marseille Fos has developed plans to set up liquefied natural gas bunkering infrastructure to boost the use of LNG as fuel and reduce ship impacts in the port. At the end of last year, the Port of Marseille Fos set up a working group to study and ensure the relevance of the logistics options for LNG bunkering in the port.Between March and July 2018, the LNG working group developed a master plan with details of the schedule for the investment that would be required and the possible operational methods.Port of Marseille Fos said it brought together ship-owners that had expressed an interest in LNG from Marseille / Fos, the managers of the two LNG terminals based in Fos, Elengy and Fosmax LNG, an LNG supplier, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and the LNG marine and fluvial platform.The group confirmed the feasibility of an operational LNG bunkering solution in both Marseille and Fos within a limited timeframe, consisting of the development of truck refueling logistics that would initially serve ferries and continue to be an option should refueling vessels be unavailable.The plan also includes putting one or more refueling vessel in place that would be suitable for cruise ships and ferries as well as container ships.Port of Marseille Fos said the players are already preparing with this timescale in mind: Fosmax LNG is investing in particular in the Fos Cavaou terminal in order to adapt it to receive small LNG carriers.This service will be available in the summer of 2019 (50 annual slots). Elengy is studying the extension of the Fos Tonkin Terminal activity focusing on loading small LNG carriers, with the provision of 100 annual slots from 2021.last_img read more

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Turkey passes Libya deployment bill

first_imgLast week, President Tayyip Erdogansaid Turkey would deploy troops in Libya to support Fayez al-Serraj’sinternationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). The GNA last month requested Turkishsupport as it fends off an offensive by General Khalifa Haftar’s forces, whichare backed by Russia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. Turkey’s move comes after Ankara andthe GNA signed two separate agreements in November: one on security andmilitary cooperation and another on maritime boundaries in the easternMediterranean.(Reuters) Ismet Yilmaz, head of the parliament’s national defense committee from the ruling AK Party, addresses lawmakers at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, Turkey on Jan. 2. REUTERS/STRINGER NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES ANKARA – Turkey’s parliament onThursday approved a bill that allows troops to be deployed in Libya, in a movethat paves the way for further military cooperation between Ankara andTripoli.      last_img read more

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Winston Speedway hosts Friday Fast Shafts All-Star qualifier

first_imgThere is no entry fee; pit passes are $30 with admission to the pits free for children two and under. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and over, military and kids 6-11, and free for five and under.  ROTHBURY, Mich. – A check for $1,200 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth go to the winner of the IMCA Modified main event this Friday night at Winston Speedway.  The July 31 show is draw/redraw and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, KMJ Performance State and track points will be awarded. center_img Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. The draw ends and hot laps start at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.  Sponsor for the division at Rothbury is Mercy Health Partners. More information is available by calling the track at 231 508-3030.last_img read more

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Mourinho denies Danny Rose bust up

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Jose Mourinho has played down his heated exchange with Danny Rose, insisting he has “no problem” with the England defender after they clashed at training. As reported by Sportsmail, Rose and Mourinho had words after the left back was left out of Saturday’s game against Watford. The Tottenham boss said he had a “good” relationship with his players and explained that Rose, 29, didn’t feature against either Watford or Middlesbrough because of his form and a back injury. “I don’t have any problem with him,” Mourinho said at his press conference on Tuesday. “The reason he was not selected against Middlesbrough is we have a young left back we want to develop and it was a great opportunity to play (Ryan) Sessegnon. And also because his performance against Liverpool was not phenomenal. “On the Thursday before Watford, late evening, I got a call from my medical staff saying that Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and he wouldn’t train the next day. So Friday, the day before the game, it was a bit of surprise that he was ready to train. “It was not a big problem but even so I decided then to play with Japhet Tanganga and have Ryan on the bench. That’s the situation.” Rose felt he was fit to feature in the 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road but his manager decided to leave him out. “My medical department know that it’s very important for me to know for my next training session if my players are available. “They called me to say that if I needed a left back for my training session, it was better to call the academy and bring Dennis Cirkin because Danny Rose was not available to play.” Mourinho said the defender is fit for Wednesday’s Premier League game with Norwich at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Tags: Danny RoseJose MourinhoMiddlesbroughRyan SessgnonTottenham HotspurWatfordlast_img read more

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