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first_imgMonmouth Park has a full slate of activities to celebrate the nation’s birthday next weekend, starting on Saturday, July 2, with the $750,000 Grade 1 United Nations topping the card with a guaranteed Pick-4 pool of $100,000. On Sunday, all paid admissions will receive a free Miller Lite Month of July Grandstand Pass good for free admission all month long. The Rory Daniels Band will perform live “On the Green” as the card is headed by the $150,000 Grade 3 Eatontown Handicap. For the Fourth, all paid admissions will receive a commemorative Monmouth Park oversized umbrella, courtesy of Miller Lite. Cats on a Smooth Surface Band will perform live as the Grade 3 $150,000 Jersey Shore Breeders’ Cup Stakes highlights the racing action. Bravo, Hills and Goldberg top Monmouth standings With 25 of 90 days of Thoroughbred racing at the 2005 Monmouth Park meeting in the books, jockey Joe Bravo has opened up his lead atop the rider standings as Tim Hills and Alan Goldberg lead the trainer’s ranks. Having piloted 41 winners from 153 mounts, Bravo leads Stewart Elliott by 11 wins. Tied in third with 18 wins each are Chris DeCarlo and Aaron Gryder. Rounding out the top five are Elvis Trujillo and C.C. Lopez, with 13 wins apiece. Over in the trainer’s race, two-time top conditioner Hills is tied with Goldberg, each sending out eight winners this meet. Four trainers are just one win behind the dueling leaders: Lawrence Q. Walters, Bruce Levine, Kelly John Breen and Todd Pletcher. The owner’s race has Jayeff B Stables showing the way with seven wins, one more than the pair of Michael Gill and Hardacre Farm LLC.last_img read more


first_img“That’s the magic number, eight wins,” Austria told the Inquirer as his 6-1 Beermen shoot for a fourth straight victory.Rain or Shine battles Phoenix Petroleum at 4:30 p.m.A top two berth would mean needing just one win against a lower-ranked team to advance to the Final Four.“It’s like having a 1-0 lead in a best-of-three [series],” he said.Ginebra’s Tim Cone had practically the whole of the holidays to prepare against the Beermen and reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, describing the talented 6-foot-10 center as a “conundrum” for opponents.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brisbane International: Almost perfect Pliskova demolishes Cornet Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ View comments We are young SCORESNLEX 110 – TNT 98NLEX 110—Lastimosa 22, Anthony 13, Alas 12, Camson 12, Guinto 11, J. Villanueva 7, E. Villanueva 7, Rios 6, Baracael 5, Lanete 4, Taulava 3, Monfort 3, Khobuntin 3, Gotladera 2.TNT 98—Castro 17, Tautuaa 15, Rosales 15, Fonacier 9, Reyes 7, Rosario 7, De Ocampo 7, Williams 6, Rosser 6, Carey 5, Seigle 4, Golla 0, Pogoy 0, Tamsi 0.Quarters: 24-26, 52-52, 85-81, 110-98Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img PBA IMAGESANGELES CITY — NLEX snapped out of a five-game skid in a huge way last night as the Road Warriors fanned their flickering playoff hopes in the PBA Philippine Cup with a 110-98 road win over TNT KaTropa in a Petron Saturday Special game at Angeles University Foundation gym here.Carlo Lastimosa scattered 22 points and three other men in coach Yeng Guiao’s starting unit finished with 11 or better as NLEX also halted the Texters’ two-game winning run and rose to 2-5, still out of the playoff picture but avoiding early elimination with four games left.ADVERTISEMENT While Guiao’s first five clicked, the same cannot be said of Nash Racela’s starting unit as it combined for just 26 points with Jason Castro coming off the bench to shoot 17 and lead all TNT shooters.The Texters were a woeful 36-of-91 from the field and slid to 4-3, now more than two games behind league-leading and defending champion San Miguel Beer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngThe Beermen return to action after barely two days’ rest and preparation, clashing with a Barangay Ginebra side that seeks to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.Coach Leo Austria’s only fear coming into the 6:45 p.m. contest at Smart Araneta Coliseum is the little time they had in getting ready for the crowd-darling Gin Kings as the Beermen shoot for the first of two more wins they need to gain a top two berth. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more


first_imgDear Editor,In recent years, President Donald Trump has used his Twitter account @realDonalTrump to share his thoughts on climate change. For example, in December 2013, he tweeted: “…global warming is a total, and very expensive hoax.” And in January 2014, Trump asked: “Is our country still spending money on the GLOBAL WARMING HOAX?”In September 2016, Kellyanne Conway clarified the Administration’s position, suggesting that climate change exists but is “naturally occurring.” The Administration’s official position, however, does not avoid the epistemic and moral pitfalls in adopting a hypothesis against which the evidence overwhelmingly points.Epistemology (or the theory of knowledge) is concerned with, among other things, what right we have to the beliefs we hold. In other words: it is a normative enterprise? It asks not merely the descriptive-psychological question of how people happen to come to acquire their beliefs, but rather how they should do so.The mathematician and philosopher William Clifford, in “The Ethics of Belief”, famously argued that it is morally wrong to believe anything anywhere at any time on insufficient evidence. To make his point, Clifford used the example of a ship-owner who allows himself to believe that his vessel is seaworthy without giving it the proper inspection – thereby dooming all the passengers aboard.“He knew that she was old and not over-well built at the first; that she had seen many seas and climes, and often had needed repairs. Doubts had been suggested to him that possibly she was not seaworthy… Before the ship sailed, however, he succeeded in overcoming these melancholy reflections … he acquired a sincere and comfortable conviction that his vessel was thoroughly safe and seaworthy. He watched her departure with a light heart and benevolent wishes for the exiles and their strange new home which was to-be. And he got his insurance money when she went down in mid-ocean and told no tales.”First and foremost, Clifford contends that if a person is aware of evidence against a hypothesis and aware of no good evidence in support of it, but nevertheless allows himself to believe it because it provides him private satisfaction, he has done an epistemic and moral wrong. It is often pointed out that the philosopher William James attacked Clifford’s view (in his essay “The Will to Believe”), yet he agreed with this fundamental principle. What he rejected was Clifford’s secondary claim – namely, that if an individual has evidence neither for nor against a belief, it is wrong for him to either accept or reject it. Rather, his ‘epistemic duty’, so to speak, is to withhold judgment on the matter until further evidence comes to light; that is, to remain agnostic. In the second case, James thought that, with respect to religious belief, it was permissible to allow the passions (the will) to guide or determine belief.Clifford’s ship-owner serves as an illustration for this Administration’s attitude to our current environmental situation. Whether man-made climate change is occurring is no longer an object of serious scientific contention. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that: “Human influence has been detected in warming of the atmosphere and ocean, in changes in the global water cycle, in reduction in snow and ice, in global mean sea level rise, and in changes in some climate extremes… It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.”We must begin to ask ourselves whether we have any epistemic right to the belief that anthropogenic global warming is not a reality, when virtually all the scientific evidence points to the fact that this is a reality which has already begun to exact a devastating toll in terms of climate refugees, desertification, and the rapid loss of biodiversity. The bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef reveals the far-reaching impacts of climate change; it has led to rising ocean temperatures and an increase in its acidity.The essence of Trumpism lies in its tendency to create the conditions under which we recklessly fail to give due weight to things like justification, evidence and warrant – we enable ourselves to act in ways that are epistemically wrong. Nowhere is this more evident than in Trump’s disregard for man-made climate change.Presently, Trump is behaving like Clifford’s ship-owner: he permits himself to believe whatever he wants — that which he finds most convenient, expedient and desirable. The ultimate critique of Trumpism is not simply whether we still value basic principles, including what defines truth, but whether we are able to perceive objective reality at all.Trumpism — with its readiness to cling to unsubstantiated claims, hearsay, rumours, and conspiracies — is in turn making it easier for all of us to behave, epistemically speaking, like Clifford’s ship-owner: we are becoming credulous for the sake of short-term economic self-interest. In the context of climate change, we should see Clifford’s doomed émigrés not simply as ourselves, but also our posterity. By not responding effectively and rapidly enough to address the looming threat of climate change, we may fail to prevent a geological tipping point, on the other side of which lies a vast unknown.The real tragedy is not simply that Trump is not doing anything to combat climate change; the fact is that little was accomplished in this respect under the Obama Administration as well.Sincerely,Sam Ben-Meir, PhDlast_img read more


first_imgHidilyn Diaz of Philippines celebrate at the podium during the victory ceremony for the women’s 53kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAMANILA, Philippines—After being tagged in a matrix that illustrates an alleged plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte, Olympian Hidilyn Diaz stressed that all her time and focus is dedicated to training for several international competitions where she will carry the country’s colors.Diaz first expressed shock over her inclusion in the matrix on Wednesday when the news first came out and continued to deny any knowledge of the said destabilization plot by releasing a video statement on her Facebook page the day after.ADVERTISEMENT “Ano’ng matrix? Ano po ‘yun? Di ko po alam kung ano ‘yung sinasabi nilang matrix. Di ko po maisip kung pa’no napunta do’n ang pangalan ko.”READ: Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz shocked over inclusion in oust-Duterte matrixFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDiaz she doesn’t have time to be part of any political uprisings as she’s focused on her weightlifting career. She is preparing for the upcoming 2019 Southeast Asian Games and qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.“Busy po ako lagi sa kaka-training, lalo na ngayon malapit na ang Olympics,” said Diaz in the Facebook post. “Ang pangarap ko lang, manalo at makapagbigay ng medalya sa bansa.” Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold PLAY LIST 04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold02:26Hidilyn Diaz on pace for Tokyo 202000:58SEA Games stint long time coming for Hidilyn Diaz02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Halos lahat ng oras ko nasa training para mairepresenta ang Pilipinas sa SEA Games at Olympics Qualifying. Mahabang paghahanda, marami pa akong kailangang gawin sa training, sa pagpapabuti ng technique, sa pagkokondisyon ng katawan at isip. Tutok po talaga ako para sa pangarap ko, para sa pamilya ko, para sa mga Pilipino.”READ: Lacson on Hidilyn, Gretchen in matrix: ‘Bikoy’ infiltrated NSA?Diaz, who won a silver medal in Rio 2016, said that she initially laughed off the accusation but has started to fear for the safety of her family.“Noong unang nakarating sa akin ang balita na nadawit ang pangalan ko, natawa lang ako, akala ko biro,” said Diaz. “Pero nang nakapag-isip ako, may takot na rin ako, hindi dahil sa totoo ang balita kundi dahil sa seguridad ko at ng pamilya ko.”“Hindi na alam ng mga tao ngayon kung ano ang totoo at hindi. Pero ako, alam ko kung ano ang totoo sa isyung ito—na wala akong kinalaman dito.”ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Warriors star Kevin Durant injures right calf in Game 5 win MOST READlast_img read more


first_imgLOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna The Celtics took a chance trading for All-Star Kyrie Irving with no guarantee he would re-sign when he became a free agent.The wager didn’t pan out when after two years marred by injuries and disagreements with his teammates, Irving departed in the offseason to join Kevin Durant in Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Boston has turned the page, adding All-Star point guard Kemba Walker to replace Irving and Enes Kanter to fill the void created after Al Horford left for Philadelphia. The Celtics are also betting on their young core led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who without Irving helped Boston get within a game of the Finals two years ago.Walker is embracing the newness that his ninth NBA season has brought. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist “We’ll make sure from Day 1 that we’re the best version of ourselves defensively,” Stevens said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Part of it, he said, was that he didn’t fully trust his body. But after a full summer in the gym he’s rediscovered that confidence.“I think health-wise, mentally I feel a lot better going into this year,” Hayward said. “Not only because I was able to train and kind of build some confidence … but also just having a year with the guys.”Hayward was built up as part of a dynamic duo when he joined the team along with Irving. That excitement, he said, remains high as he prepares to play alongside Walker.“He’s definitely a game-changer,” Hayward said. “I think that the pace that he plays at changes games.”EARLY TESTSBoston won’t have to wait long to test itself against good competition.Eight of the Celtics’ first 18 games are against teams that qualified for the playoffs last season.ALL ABOUT DEFENSEChanges aside, Stevens said defense must be the crux of this team.The Celtics have been at their best under Stevens when they ranked in the top five in defense. Boston finished last season ranked sixth in the league on the defensive end. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s just different. I feel like the new kid in school,” Walker said. “I think it’s a lot of emotions all in one.”Emotions were all over the place for the Celtics throughout last season.Irving led the Celtics in scoring (23.8 points per game) and assists per game (6.9), but they finished with only the fourth-best record (49-33) in the Eastern Conference after coming off back-to-back 50-win seasons.Part of it was chemistry issues that coach Brad Stevens couldn’t figure out.Another part was a divide between Irving and the younger players.ADVERTISEMENT Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sottocenter_img Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown MOST READ Mark Nonoy shrugs off ankle pain to give Tigers a boost in crucial match LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton (2) fouls Boston Celtics’ Kemba Walker, left, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Expectations are nothing new for the Boston Celtics.Not living up to them despite having such a stacked roster the past two seasons was a little tougher to digest.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption During a losing streak in January, Irving memorably called them out, saying in part that “the young guys don’t know what it takes to be a championship-level team.”The reverberations of that were felt in the locker room for the remainder of the season.Irving even noted at one point that he underestimated how tough it would be to establish himself as a leader.It may be why Walker has taken a more measured approach as he tries to integrate himself into his new environment. Though he said he still hopes he can provide veteran leadership.“Some enthusiasm. Some positive energy. That’s what I’m here for. I’m just kind of here to be myself,” Walker said.Guard Marcus Smart said Walker has a self-awareness that should bode well for the team jelling.“He’s like every last one of us — we all had to fight to get where we are and get where we’re going,” Smart said. “And when you’re a competitor and a guy like that, that’s willing to come here and know that and not just come in here thinking he deserves it because he was an All-Star or anything like that — that just helps the younger guys, myself included. Because we see that, and it makes us go out there and give everything we have for him.”A NEW MANAnother player who has vowed to put his all into this season is Gordon Hayward. Just a year removed from the catastrophic ankle injury that caused him to miss the entire 2017-18 season, Hayward struggled when he returned to action last season.He averaged just 11.5 points, his lowest average since his second season in the league in 2011-12. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe squad is “just a bunch of unbearable, useless individuals,” he told a news conference.Hosts South Africa needed only a draw to advance to the quarter finals of the continental tournament, with includes only locally based players.Nigeria now proceeds from the group stage to join Group A winners Mali in the next round.South Africa’s national squad has in recent years performed dismally at most international competitions, despite repeated changes of their coach.“We indeed have a crisis of monumental proportions,” said the minister, adding it’s not a crisis of talent, but one of organisation.“That mediocrity that was displayed yesterday we must never wake up to that again.”The minister said he got so angry while watching the match in Cape Town that “I felt like just standing up and walking out.”After the match he didn’t even find it worth the trouble to go down to pitch to shake hands with the team.“I did not even go to the dressing room, I did not even call them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000CAPE TOWN, January 20- A livid South African Sports Minister chastised the national squad Monday as “useless bunch of losers” after it crashed to Nigeria in the group stages of the African Nations Championship.Fikile Mbalula said Bafana Bafana’s performance on Sunday, when it suffered a 3-1 defeat to the Nigeria to exit the tournament, was “not even lacklustre, it was useless,” and a “disaster”.last_img read more


first_imgUPDATE #2: Cst. Jaime Ekkel with the Dawson Creek RCMP said that the collision occurred at approximately 6:00 this morning. According to Cst. Ekkel, a pickup truck and a grader collided on the highway. The driver and lone occupant of the pickup truck was taken to hospital in stable condition with moderate injuries. The driver of the grader suffered minor injuries. Cst. Ekkel added that the highway has been reopened to single lane alternating traffic in both directions, and is should be fully reopened early this afternoon. There’s no word yet on what caused the collision.UPDATE: DriveBC says that the Highway is expected to reopen by 11:00 a.m.DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — A collision has closed Highway 97 near Groundbirch, at approximately the halfway point between Chetwynd and Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -According to DriveBC.ca, the crash occurred sometime before 7:40 a.m. today. The Ministry of Transportation is reporting that a detour is in place via the 269 Road, 208 Road, and 271 Road.This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update as soon as more information becomes available.last_img read more


first_imgWhile the number of hospital-based burn centers shrinks nationwide, County/USC Medical Center is expanding its unit as it prepares to cope with casualties from a terrorist attack or natural disaster. Part of an $820 million reconstruction of the public hospital in Boyle Heights, the highly specialized burn unit will add four more beds in its intensive-care unit beds and expand its ability for outpatient services. Burn centers typically treat victims of car accidents and kitchen fires, although hospitals in Los Angeles and elsewhere in Southern California also treat those injured in wildfires and the explosions of illegal methamphetamine labs. “Our burn center is in very good shape,” said Dr. Reza Nabavian, attending surgeon at the medical center. “We are expanding into a new facility that will give us 10 intensive care unit beds. We see 10 to 20 patients a day, such as firefighters, victims of house fires, car accidents and pediatric burns.” But the expansion of the facility in Boyle Heights is the exception. A review by the Associated Press found that the number of burn centers in the U.S. dropped from 132 in 2004 to 127 currently. Hospital beds dedicated to burn patients dropped from 1,897 to 1,820 over the same period. If the trend continues, experts say, the nation could find itself ill-equipped to handle widespread burn casualties. Experts note that burn centers often operate at a financial loss because of the expense of providing specialized surgeons and nurses and the sophisticated equipment designed to ease patients’ excruciating pain, fend off deadly complications and promote healing. “It is true that burn centers can be costly to maintain,” said Dr. Peter Grossman, whose father, Dr. Richard Grossman, founded the burn center at Sherman Oaks Hospital that now bears his name. “The care and treatment they provide is indeed highly specialized,” Peter Grossman said. “The supplies, such as cadaver skin and biological dressings, as well as the equipment, hydrotherapy rooms, hyperbaric chambers, are expensive.” What helps is that the Grossman Burn Center is part of Sherman Oaks Hospital, owned and operated by Prime Healthcare Services since last year. “Prime Healthcare Services has made a substantial financial commitment to keep the world-renowned burn center open at all costs,” a written company statement assures patients. The Grossman Burn Center treats about 400 inpatients and about 800 outpatients annually. “What has happened is that most burn centers are in county or university hospitals where heart and brain surgeries get the money,” said Dr. Richard Grossman. “The most important thing about any kind of burn center is the staff, especially the nurses. Some of these nurses have been with me for 30 years.” In Los Angeles County, officials say they are becoming increasingly aware of the critical role of burn centers in coping with disaster. “We’re lucky in L.A. County because we have three burn centers, but it’s still a limited resource,” said Kay Fruhwirph, assistant director for the county’s Emergency Medical Services agency. “All of our burn centers are linked to our emergency system,” she said. “We are working with them on a special project specifically on emergency preparedness and how we could integrate trauma centers and their services.” But other states are not so fortunate. Mississippi, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and New Hampshire, for instance, have no burn centers at all. South Carolina has only a children’s burn center, and there are just a few dedicated burn-patient beds in Maine, Alaska and Hawaii, according to the Associated Press. “People ought to be pretty frightened by this,” Dr. Barbara Latenser, burn center director at the University of Iowa Hospitals, told The Associated Press. “Some people who live out West, they are 800 miles from a burn center.” Doctors at many hospitals say their general trauma units can handle burn victims adequately. But many others say burn units are far superior because of their specialized equipment and expertise. The federal Department of Health and Human Services oversees the Homeland Security Department’s efforts to prepare the nation’s medical system for a disaster. HHS preparedness spokesman Marc Wolfson acknowledged that a disaster such as a nuclear blast in a large urban area could produce thousands of burn victims, and there would not be enough burn facilities to treat everyone. “The number of total beds available in hospitals – we don’t have direct control over that,” he said. But he said he hopes some of the money the government has been dispensing to hospitals since 9-11 for disaster readiness goes toward preparing for a surge of burn victims, even if does not lead to an increase in burn beds. Burn center directors say more beds are likely to disappear. Most burn centers are losing money because Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements have not kept up with the cost of providing care, analysts say. Private insurers often follow Medicare’s lead. Some burn centers around the country have lost a lot of money treating uninsured adults and children who were severely burned in explosions of clandestine methamphetamine labs. “Burn units are money-losers,” said Dr. William B. Hughes, director of the Temple University Hospital Burn Center in Philadelphia. But some health-industry officials say that it is unreasonable to expect the nation’s hospitals to be prepared for a worst-case burn scenario at all times. “You don’t want to have so much capacity you lose your shirt on it,” said Jim Bentley, the American Hospital Association’s senior vice president for strategic policy planning. Other analysts warn that in an all-out disaster, health professionals would have to conduct a pitiless form of triage and decide which patients get sent to burn centers and which ones do not. “The person on scene is going to look at people who have the best chance of surviving,” Iowa’s Latenser said. “We will not have the resources (for all).” Burn-care professionals “spend a lot of time talking about how do we get the government to listen to this,” Latenser said. “You can’t have the disasters and then say, oh, golly, we should have had the centers.” The Associated Press contributed to this report.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgWell-known Letterkenny artist Redmond Herrity has received a major boost after being awarded the Derek Hill Foundation Award.Redmond, the son of May and Danny Herrity from Leck, is to be presented with the award at the Glebe Gallery this evening.Redmond has designed a large number of stone sculptures around Donegal and a cross Ireland. The self-taught sculptor is enjoying a growing reputation as one of the finest sculptors in the country.  LETTERKENNY SCULPTOR WINS TOP AWARD was last modified: April 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:REdmond Herritysculptorlast_img read more


first_img One eBay viewer said he wanted the hose because he was trying to build an Enzo in his garage, one piece at a time. Another signed a message as Dietrich, saying he’d crashed the Enzo in a plot to steal it from Eriksson. Dranow has been caught up with the hype, and plans to give car buffs the chance to view the hose at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Starbucks counter in Albertsons in Westlake Village. At 11 a.m., he’ll lead a caravan to the crash site for a moment of silence, and then to lunch at a Malibu restaurant. “It could have been such a tragedy,” he said. “That time in the morning, there are joggers, there are bicycle riders. How this idiot did something like that is beyond me. But I’ve decided to do something humorous. “If anyone shows up, great,” Dranow said. “If not, that’s great, too.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Authorities estimate the top-of-the-line machine – one of only 399 and named for Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari – was traveling about 120 mph on Pacific Coast Highway before dawn Tuesday when it went out of control and smashed into a power pole near Decker Canyon Road. The impact split the car in two and scattered debris for more than 1,000 feet, leaving only the cockpit intact. When police arrived, they found Stefan Eriksson, 44, a former executive at a foundering Swedish electronics company, with a bloody nose. Eriksson said he owned the car but had been riding in the passenger’s seat, with a German he knew only as Dietrich behind the wheel. Eriksson said Dietrich fled after the crash, but police have not found him and have cast doubts about Eriksson’s story. “We’re still investigating about the driver,” Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Philip Brooks said. “We have to reinterview Mr. Eriksson, and that may not take place until next week.” Meanwhile, the saga has become the talk of the week among car buffs and those visiting the eBay site. MALIBU – By the time Howard Dranow reached the crash site, the engine, cockpit and other big pieces of what had been a million-dollar Enzo Ferrari had been towed away. But Dranow, who lives nearby and had seen reports of the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway crash on TV and the Internet, found one souvenir: A hose he believes came from the cherry-red classic. And testing the adage that one man’s junk is another’s treasure, he’s offering the 14-inch-long piece of rubber on eBay. By Wednesday evening, the price had edged past $28, with more than 3,200 users visiting the Web site. “It’s a brand-new piece of hose and has an Italian name on it,” said Dranow, 62, who plans to donate proceeds from the auction to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “I’m pretty sure it’s from this car, but I can’t prove it.” last_img read more