4 Sep

Alex fails to scrub up as apprentices get soapy

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4 Sep

Turner to banks: expect a regulatory onslaught

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12 Jul

Standard Bank Malawi Limited HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Standard Bank of Malawi is a financial services institution in Malawi providing products and services for personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, and Treasury and Capital Management. The company provides a wide range of products; from transactional accounts, electronic banking and short- and long-term savings accounts to vehicle and equipment finance, bancassurance, structured finance, corporate lending and foreign exchange. The Standard Bank of Malawi also provides financial services to the government of Malawi, parastatals, financial institutions and international counterparts. It is a subsidiary of Standard Group in South Africa. The organisation was previously known as the Commercial Bank of Malawi and opened its first branch in Limbe in the Blantyre District in 1970. Today, the financial institution has a national footprint with 19 branches in the major towns and cities of Malawi. Standard Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

20 Jun

Convention offers way to help bishops, dioceses reconcile

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 21, 2012 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT General Convention 2012 Comments (2) charles daily says: Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls August 22, 2012 at 3:44 am The other change that the House of Bishops made, besides the 2/3 majority of standing committee or diocesan convention, was to make the decision to remove or not remove a bishop one the whole House of Bishops would make, not only the bishops with jurisdiction. This reflects the way our particular community of bishops lives and works. In other provinces, it is often only the diocesan bishops who conduct the business of their House.While I hope we never need this canon, it was necessary and salutary. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Convention offers way to help bishops, dioceses reconcile Canonical process prescribes method for ending episcopal relationship Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal News Service] The bishops and deputies who gathered in Indianapolis in July for the 77th meeting of General Convention made a historic statement about the relationship between bishops and dioceses, acknowledging that, on rare occasions, that relationship becomes severely strained, sometimes to the point of breaking.The statement, made by way of Resolution B021, set up a canonical process for reconciling or dissolving an episcopal relationship.Resolution B021 was the result of a call (via Resolution B014) from the 2009 meeting of General Convention to how to help dioceses and bishops resolve their differences.“The Episcopal Church is relatively unique in that there is no pastoral or canonical mechanism for intervention by the church at large to bring reconciliation or dissolution to bear within conflicted dioceses,” Resolution B014 noted in its explanation. The toll of that lack is “enormous,” the explanation said, and comes in the form of “bishops and their families leaving stigmatized and without the gratitude and caring of the dioceses they have served, members of Standing Committees exhausted and ill-used, dioceses being left demoralized and split by factions, and the name of the church often compromised for lack of a more humane process.”“Several dioceses have experienced sustained enmity between bishops and primary ecclesiastical bodies which has sometimes lasted for years, and sometimes decades,” the explanation also noted.The process agreed to by this meeting of convention in B021 is akin to the mechanism for a parish that finds itself in serious conflict with its rector (Title III.9.12-13). It will be added to the “Of the Life and Work of a Bishop” canon of Title III, the church’s policies regarding ordained ministry. The addition becomes effective Sept. 1.It is intended for use, according to what will become Section 9 of that canon, when the relationship between a diocese and its bishop, bishop coadjutor or suffragan is “imperiled by disagreement or dissension” to the point where the bishop, two-thirds of the Standing Committee or a two-thirds majority vote of the Diocesan Convention deem the issues to be serious enough to invoke the process.“My guess is that the exercise of this canon will be rare, but in cases where it might be necessary, it could help spare undue damage to a diocese and the episcopal relationship,” Diocese of Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, who proposed B021, told ENS in a recent interview. “Most likely, having the canon will incent a speedier resolution before having to invoke it.”If a diocese and bishop do decide to invoke the canon, such a decision allows any party to ask the presiding bishop to intervene and assist in resolving the disagreement or dissension. The presiding bishop then begins a process – including the possible use of a consultant or licensed mediator – meant to lead to reconciliation. If the parties agree to reconcile, they must define the “responsibility and accountability for the bishop and the diocese,” according to the new Section 9.In addition, the bishop, or two-thirds of the Standing Committee or a two-thirds majority vote of the Diocesan Convention can begin a process to dissolve the episcopal relationship. The reasons for the dissolution must be given in writing to the presiding bishop, along with a report of any mediator or consultant who might have been engaged. That notice sets in motion a series of steps that would last a matter of months. The presiding bishop may require further attempts at mediation and reconciliation.If there is still no resolution, a committee of one bishop (appointed by the presiding bishop) and one priest and one lay person (appointed by the president of the House of Deputies) from outside the diocese is to be convened to recommend a resolution of the matter. The committee could recommend that the episcopal relationship continue or that it should be dissolved.The recommendation would have to be approved by two-thirds of the members of the House of Bishops present and eligible to vote at the house’s next regularly scheduled or special meeting. If that majority does not agree, the committee would have to recommend another resolution to the same meeting, which would then be voted on at that meeting.“In terms of church time, this thing moves at lightning speed,” the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin, a Pennsylvania deputy and chair of the diocese’s Standing Committee, recently told ENS.Laughlin, who is the rector St. Peter’s Church in Philadelphia, said he followed the formulation of the eventually approved process “and was invited to participate in some of the conversations as edits were being made along the way.”The process laid out in the version of B021the convention approved is not the one with which the resolution began and it is also different from the one proposed in A065 by the Standing Commission on Ministry Development, also in response to B014.Hollingsworth said he and Diocese of New York Bishop Mark Sisk drafted the original version of B021 after a task force from Ministry Development presented its proposed process for reconciling or dissolving an episcopal relationship to the spring 2012 meeting of the House of Bishops. The proposal echoed the existing one for a parish and its rector.“I think everyone thought it was excellent work,” Hollingsworth said of the task force’s process, but “the concern was that it was a complex process and the worry was that it might take a long time, and be expensive.”Hollingsworth said he and Sisk came up with a more streamlined process and presented a rough draft to their colleagues during the same meeting. They got the OK to continue their work and so the two refined their proposal. They, along with Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Thomas Shaw, submitted it to the General Convention.Once in Indianapolis, Hollingsworth said, the legislative Committee on Ministry asked a group of bishops and “some other interested people” to try to formulate one resolution to stand in for A065 and B021. That group “basically came up with a resolution that we as a group felt accomplished the hopes of everybody involved, it included clergy and lay people [in the process], and it was as expedient and efficient as we could make it,” he said.The measure went to the House of Bishops on July 10 where the members changed the majority votes needed throughout the process to a two-thirds margin.“The concern expressed by some bishops was that an issue of this gravity should require a super majority,” Hollingsworth told ENS. “I felt a simple majority was sufficient, but obviously the majority of the house felt that these decisions needed a super majority.”The House of Deputies concurred with the amended version of B021 on the last day of convention. The action came at a point in that day’s debate when deputies had agreed to limit their comment on resolutions. However, after the house’s vote, Laughlin from the Diocese of Pennsylvania asked for a moment of personal privilege to thank his colleagues for their prayers and “support for us to work through the divisive issues that we have been facing with our bishop.”The Pennsylvania Standing Committee has been at odds with Bishop Charles Bennison since the mid-2000s over concerns about how he managed the diocese’s assets and other issues.More than once the Standing Committee has called for Bennison’s resignation, including on the day he returned to work in August 2010 after the church’s Court of Review for the Trial of a Bishop overturned a lower church court’s finding that he ought to be removed from ordained ministry because he had engaged in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy. The review court agreed with one of the lower court’s two findings of misconduct, but said that Bennison could not be deposed because the charge was barred by the church’s statute of limitations.In September 2010, the Standing Committee asked the House of Bishops for its “support and assistance” in securing Bennison’s retirement or resignation. The bishops later that month called for Bennison’s “immediate and unconditional resignation.” The next day, Bennison refused. He remains the diocesan bishop.Hollingsworth noted that the process General Convention added to Title III is not meant to replace the use of the church disciplinary canons for clergy and bishops known as Title IV. That collection of canons lists standards of conduct for clergy and outlines a process for handling accusations of clergy violating those standards. For a number of years, the canons of Title III have recognized that rectors and their parishes may find themselves in conflict for reasons that are not conduct violations. There was no canonical recognition of that possibility arising in the relationship between a bishop and a diocese until the recent action by convention.“If there are offenses that warrant Title IV then that title ought to be followed,” he said. “In the absence of an effective process for dealing with a compromised relationship between a bishop and a diocese, the only other route might be to find a way to deal with it through Title IV inappropriately, and that doesn’t help the diocese or the church or the bishop.”Laughlin told ENS that the Standing Committee discussed the new canonical process during a regularly scheduled meeting after General Convention, but that no decisions had been made.He added that it was clear from his conversations with the developers of the process that they “were careful not to link this too closely with the situation in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.”The process is focused on “our relationships with one another in the body of Christ and about how we keep that body healthy, and about how we hold one another mutually accountable,” said Laughlin.“It’s an acknowledgement that sometimes those relationships are broken, or are no longer mutually beneficial and as such no longer serve the mission of the church and the proclamation of the gospel,” he said. “The canon provides a means for the parties to address those issues so that they can get it sorted out and get on with the vital ministry to which we’re called”Meanwhile, another method suggested to help dioceses and their bishops discern their future together – a method that would have been an even greater departure from the traditional shape of that relationship – never made it out of the same General Convention committee that considered A053 and B021.The Rev. Alex Dyer, Connecticut, proposed in Resolution D041 to set a diocesan bishop’s term at nine years. The term could have been renewed by a vote of diocesan convention for an unlimited number of times. A bishop would have retained his or her episcopal orders if the diocese decided to end the relationship.Dyer told ENS that he liked the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s approach, which is to elect bishops to six-year renewable terms, and that his proposal was “not intended solely to get rid of a bishop.” Instead, it would have been a chance to “stop and look, and see if this [relationship] is a good thing.”“It is truly a mutual discernment,” Dyer said. “It’s not a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down.”He suggested that the last year of a term could have been used for a mutual ministry review that could have ended in a vote to renew or “a graceful way out.”“We need to constantly reevaluate our effectiveness in serving God’s mission,” he said. “Jesus wasn’t too big on complacency”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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It may be that the Office of the Bishop needs to be as subject to review and removal as any lay or other clerical leadership. It would be a check and balance system with a view towards pastoral concern for all involved if deployed with mercy and compassion. Who could object? Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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20 Jun

CREDO offers ‘Feeding and Fasting’

first_img Posted Jan 31, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL [CREDO] We celebrate a holy Lent both by taking on those disciplines that bring us closer to God, and shedding those indulgences, habits, and practices that steal our attention. There becomes during this liturgical season a holy interplay between feeding and fasting.Seems ironic, we sometimes are fed only by fasting – by denying ourselves that which distracts us from what is truly nourishing. When we fast, we clear out space for God. We forego the diversions that keep us occupied and instead make room inside for an expanding spirit, one that is nurtured in prayer and worship and the feast of love that is offered to us.This year, CREDO presents a series of reflections for Lent on feeding and fasting.Four different authors drawn from the diverse CREDO faculty write in prose and poetry about the season of Lent. Through their unique voices and reflection styles, Joe Chambers, Bud Holland, Molly O’Dell, and Winnie Varghese explore feeding and fasting.Join us this Lent for a full plate of insights. CREDO’s daily Feeding and Fasting reflections are available in both text and audio; some reflections will end with questions to ponder and some will conclude with a suggested practice.Sign up here.If you are interested in a facilitator’s guide comprised of the entire Lenten series in one PDF file, please be sure and check the facilitator’s guide box on your profile. CREDO offers ‘Feeding and Fasting’ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Lent last_img read more

17 Jun

INFILL / D/O Architects

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12 Jun

US – #WeeklyAddress: July 29 – August 4: White House suspends “hard pass” of Playboy correspondent

first_img United StatesAmericas News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Trump calls Washington Post a “Russian asset” in response to editorial articleAfter The Washington Post published an editorial titled “Mitch McConnell is a Russian asset” July 26, President Donald Trump turned the wording back on the publication, claiming “The Washington Post is a Russian asset by comparison,” during a pool spray on July 30. The original editorial argued that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was “doing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bidding” by blocking legislation intended to reduce Russian meddling in US elections. President Trump has a tumultuous history with thePost, which he has frequently singled out in tweets and accused of being “fake news.” He recently attacked The Washington Post for publishing “Fake Polls” and reporting on the US-Mexico border agreement. Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of July 29 – August 4: White House suspends “hard pass” of PlayboycorrespondentThe White House notified Playboy columnist and CNN analyst Brian Karem in a letter on August 2 that his “hard pass” would be revoked Monday, August 5. The 30-day suspension, which Karem said he will appeal, comes nearly four weeks after the reporter had a widely-publicized verbal scuffle with pro-Trump radio host Sebastian Gorka in the White House Rose Garden. Gorka has not reported any suspension of his press credentials. The last time a White House correspondent’s credentials were suspended was in November 2018, when CNN’s Jim Acosta successfully countered a suspension of his “hard pass.” News Organisation Follow the news on United States US PRESS FREEDOM TRACKER: Documentary filmmaker shot with ‘crowd control ammunition’ while filming protests in Puerto Rico Brendan Smialowski / AFP Help by sharing this information August 6, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: July 29 – August 4: White House suspends “hard pass” of Playboy correspondentcenter_img As White House nears 150 days without briefing, other departments remain silent It has been 147 days since the White House’s last press briefing—a drought that significantly eclipses the Trump administration’s former record of 42 days. The “death” of the White House press briefing has received its fair share of media attention, but the White House is far from alone in its silence; the State and Defense departments are breaking records, too. While the State Department continues to host press briefings, its once daily briefings have dwindled to bi-weekly or monthly in frequency. The Pentagon, while still holding intermittent off-camera briefings, has all but cancelled its televised press briefings. Though they used to be a common occurrence, the Defense Department has only broadcast one in the last year. Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 3, 2021 Find out more The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.  WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… NBC NEWS: AG Barr rails against encryption — but security experts have heard it before  News June 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

26 May

Chhattisgarh Govt Appoints Advocate Arjun Vinod Bobde As Additional Advocate General To Represent It Before SC [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesChhattisgarh Govt Appoints Advocate Arjun Vinod Bobde As Additional Advocate General To Represent It Before SC [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Aug 2020 7:42 AMShare This – xThe Chhattisgarh Government has appointed Advocate Arjun Vinod Bobde as the Additional Advocate General for conducting cases on behalf of the State before the Supreme Court of India. A notification to this effect was issued by the State Government on August 13, specifying his terms of service. Advocate Bobde is the son of late Senior Advocate Vinod Arvind Bobde and the nephew of CJI…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Chhattisgarh Government has appointed Advocate Arjun Vinod Bobde as the Additional Advocate General for conducting cases on behalf of the State before the Supreme Court of India. A notification to this effect was issued by the State Government on August 13, specifying his terms of service. Advocate Bobde is the son of late Senior Advocate Vinod Arvind Bobde and the nephew of CJI SA Bobde. He began his practice in the year 2000 after obtaining his degree in Law from Symbiosis Law College, Pune. He did his Masters in Commercial Law from the University of Cardiff, England in the year 2002 and specialized in Intellectual Property, International Sales and Comparative Contracts. Presently, he is practicing as a counsel and has extensive experience in the field of Property Criminal and Civil Litigation before various judicial forums. Click Here To Download Notification Read NotificationSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

18 May

Rural hospital closures leave residents with few options: ‘It’s a fight every day’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(JAMESTOWN, Tennessee) — Meachael Goney worked at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center in rural Tennessee for 46 years, but that wasn’t long enough to guarantee her job security. “They just called us up to get our checks … and said they were having a cutback,” Goney told ABC News, having just been laid off from the hospital that was in the midst of deep financial troubles. In May, the federal government stopped sending the hospital reimbursements for treating patients on Medicare and Medicaid. In an attempt to turn the hospital’s prospects around, a new CEO, Michael Alexander, was named. Not long after ABC News’ Steve Osunsami visited the center for “This Week’s” Critical Care health care series, a note was posted on its doors saying they were temporarily closed.The county was left without a hospital. The next two closest hospitals are between 45 minutes and an hour-long drive away.Across Tennessee alone, a dozen rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and, according to an analysis by The Tennessean newspaper, more than a dozen others are at serious risk of going under. But it’s not just a problem for Tennessee. In the last decade, more than 100 rural hospitals have closed across the country, according to the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. And an analysis by the management consultancy firm Navigant found that 21% of rural hospital in the United States are in danger of closing, too, if their finances don’t improve.Rural hospitals face a variety of challenges. They tend to serve aging communities that suffer from poor health and require expensive treatments. There are often severe doctor shortages in rural areas, and gaps in insurance coverage if patients have insurance at all. And, several studies show that rural hospitals are closing at a faster rate in states that chose not to expand Medicaid coverage to poor residents under Obamacare.Tennessee is one of those states, and the residents of Jamestown and its neighboring communities fear losing their hospital could cost lives.“If something happened to our children — we live on a farm and farm machinery and snakes whatever. I’ve always just known that hospital’s there if we need it,” Tracy Wright, a churchgoer, said of the Jamestown center.“Do you worry people wouldn’t make it (to the nearest hospital in time)?” Osunsami asked Marilyn Hull, a retired nurse who used to work at Jamestown Regional. She suffered a heart attack in 2012 and worries about having another one and the hour-long drive she’d have to make if she did.“Oh absolutely,” she said. “I said before I think that a lot of people are going to lose their life over this.”Jamestown Mayor Lyndon Baines told ABC News that the town has pleaded to both the state and federal government to help keep the hospital open.“We went to the governor, we called people in Washington, and there’s nothing we can do until they settle the bill,” he said.A spokesperson for Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee told ABC News in a statement, “Governor Lee has advocated for the modernization of health care in Tennessee to improve affordability and access. Our rural hospitals have experienced a high rate of change in recent years and the Lee Administration is building transformative solutions through the Governor’s Healthcare Modernization Task Force and the Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation program.”The parent company for Jamestown Regional Medical Center says the hospital’s financial woes are exacerbated by a large patient population that is uninsured or relies on government subsidized health insurance. They say hospitals closer to bigger cities treat more patients with private insurance that reimburse hospitals at a higher rate.Tennessee’s Labor Department is investigating claims that the hospital was withholding money from employees’ paychecks, but not sending it to the state or Internal Revenue Service.Alexander, the new CEO for the Jamestown Regional Medical, told ABC News in a statement that despite the allegations of mismanagement, “We’re doing everything we can to try and stay open.”Last month, the federal government said it was considering new rules that could potentially give rural areas higher reimbursements for patients with government insurance, but if that money does come, it could be too late for the people of Fentress County, Tennessee.Osunsami asked Jamestown’s mayor what his biggest concern was about emergency care.“It’s just like accidents, or you know like tornadoes, something like that happens here,” Baines said. “We do get ’em here, and it could happen at any time, and then what are we gonna do?”That’s a reality the people of Celina, Tennessee, have been living in for months.The last hospital in the county, Cumberland River Hospital, closed in March, forcing residents to have to drive long distances to get emergency medical care.“It was sad. It was the saddest day I’ve had since I’ve lived here,” resident Roberta Profitt told Osunsami of the day the hospital closed. “And you know what? If you wasn’t crying, you weren’t human.”“It was really tough,” Dr. Jessie Copeland told Osunsami, with tears in his eyes. “The first week or two coming by with the barricades up and it closed, still tough, but I mean you go on.”Copeland returned to the area after going to medical school and never left. He’s one of the only remaining doctors in the area.“Being a doctor’s office in an area with no hospital, no E.R., we do the best you can,” he said. “Right now in this entire county, you can’t get an X-ray of your ankle … now it’s an hour drive to go over and back to the hospital just to get an X-ray.”Natalie Boone, the director of Clay County Emergency Management Agency, said her four ambulances have become the new emergency room.“We have become their first line of health care,” Boone said. “Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of things that we can do in the back of these ambulances. But we’re not an E.R. We can’t take the place of the E.R.”“There are so many other neighboring communities going through the same thing right now,” Clay County, Tennessee Mayor Dale Reagan said, and Copeland said it’s an uphill battle.“It’s a fight every day to get the patients what they need.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

18 May

‘Mattress Mack’ opens stores for Houstonians amid dangerous winter storm: ‘We’re here for them’

first_imgArt Wager/iStockBY: SASHA PEZENIK AND EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC NEWS(HOUSTON) — As winter weather pummels Texas with snow, ice and freezing temperatures, Houston businessman “Mattress Mack” is opening his doors to those in need once more.Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale first went viral in 2017 when Hurricane Harvey struck Houston. McIngvale opened some of his Gallery Furniture stores during the storm, turning them into evacuation shelters.Houston is again in danger this week, as storms have knocked out power and turned roads to ice — and “Mattress Mack” wants his community to know there is a safe place to turn.“It’s kind of a feeling of déjà vu doing this again, though obviously the circumstances are quite a bit different,” McIngvale told ABC News. “But the need is tremendous.”“Anybody who needs it — whether they’re homeless, whether they lost power, whether it’s just wanting to come in and get something to eat — anybody wants to come in, we’re here for them,” he said. “We all have a responsibility for the well-being of the community.”Gallery Furniture is opening its Houston and West Houston stores and is putting mattresses in its new trade school and high school. McIngvale estimates they’ll be able to shelter 200 to 300 people at each site.With so many in Houston without power, McIngvale said he has a generator and bought “10,000 gallons’ worth of diesel” as a plan B. In the Houston area, 1.3 million people remain without power, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Tuesday. Nearly 800 people are being housed in warming centers, which are at full capacity.“It’ll be a tough couple of days to get through the storm but we’ve been through this before with the hurricane,” he said.“They’re all slightly shellshocked when they get in here. We feed ’em, we give ’em sweatshirts, and they warm up. They feel safe,” he said. “It’s a good feeling in a bad situation.”Houston’s COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, officials said. Schools will also be closed Wednesday and Thursday, with no virtual or in-person instruction.McIngvale said his team will be enforcing mask-wearing and social distancing and will distribute hand sanitizer.“We’re gonna be very vigilant,” he said.As “Mattress Mack” prepares his stores for his neighbors, his 10-year-old granddaughter is by his side, which he’s using as a learning opportunity.“I’m trying to teach her that the essence of living is giving,” McIngvale said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more