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Family Health Care In An Emergency} May 18

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Family Health Care in an Emergency


Nick Adama

Recently, I took a class on providing medical care during an economic emergency or natural disaster. What was most eye opening was the realization that, if anything happens where specialized hospital care is not available, the quality of health services would decline to the level of the 1850s. Some of the information I learned in that class will be shared in this article, but consulting a doctor or the Red Cross about such emergencies is a great idea for more information.

One of the most important concerns any family has is of the health of their family, friends, and neighbors. But in a situation of economic collapse, rising unemployment, a decline in government services, and increasing health care costs, it may be necessary for homeowners to survive on their own with a lower standard of medical care. Unfortunately, many borrowers rely more on their insurance and the government than they may be able to provide in the future.

As everyone witnessed with the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans, government services in the event of an emergency will more than cease to exist. Worse than that, people already receiving government welfare will use up the resources in a matter of hours and then the bureaucrats in the area of the emergency will protect their own friends and family long before they offer care to the average person.

Soon after a disaster strikes, the people who know where the government offices are and have the proper paperwork and experience will quickly suck up all of the public resources. After they have run out, the general population will be on its own to provide health care and medical services to neighbors and friends affected by the collapse of government services. This can be a very dangerous situation.

For example, in the case of hurricanes and many natural disasters, the electricity is the first to go. Hospitals may be able to continue operations, but only until the backup generators have also failed. And they will be operating at a much lower level than before the collapse. But the presence of a hospital is only assuming that anyone is actually able to make it that far from their homes.

Ambulance care will almost certainly disappear quickly, as the hospitals get full and patients are no longer admitted. Most ambulances have only enough gear and supplies to last a couple of trips back and forth between the hospital and emergency areas anyway. Once they are out of gas and medical supplies, an ambulance on the street is just a shelter on wheels, rather than a sign of health care.

It is these types of collapses that most people are just not prepared for, whether in terms of having extra over the counter medications at home or some extra bandages in case there is an accident. With the trend in the country of government taking over more and more services and industries by the day, people relying fully on these services will be truly in danger if they collapse because of economic or natural reasons.

The following is just a partial list of medical supplies that can safely be stored and home. Homeowners may want to have enough of them to last at least through a short term emergency:


Over the counter medications (aspirin, ibuprofen, antihistamines, and so on)

Any prescriptions family members are on


Materials to splint bone fractures or breaks

Bars of soap

Burn cream

Hydrogen peroxide

Rubbing alcohol



Blood pressure cuff

Latex gloves






Sterile water

Band aids


Materials to use as a tourniquet

Plastic bags

Glucose tablets (for diabetics, if necessary)

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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai discharged from hospital
May 18

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, was discharged yesterday from the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, England after success in the first stage of her medical treatment.

In October, Yousafzai was shot by Taliban forces on a school bus in Mingora, Swat District, Pakistan. She was given emergency treatment in Pakistan and then flown to Britain for treatment at a specialist unit which deals with injured soldiers.

Dave Rosser, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust medical director, gave a statement about Yousafzai’s release from hospital: “Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery. Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers. She will return to the hospital as an outpatient and our therapies team will continue to work with her at home to supervise her onward care.”

She is due to return to hospital in a few weeks for cranial reconstructive surgery.

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Kentucky faith-based agency under fire for religious coercion
May 18

Saturday, May 5, 2007

A lawsuit filed by a former employee of Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children (now Sunrise Children’s Services) and four other tax-payers, has shed light on the possibility of religious coercion by the organization. The lawsuit challenges the faith-based agency’s eligibility for state funds.

Specifically, interviews of children conducted by the state of Kentucky have revealed complaints from some of the children. Mainly, children who said they were Catholic, Pentecostal, Jehovah’s Witnesses or atheist voiced complaints in the interviews.

“They tried to more [or] less force me to become a Christian,” said one child in an exit interview. “I just felt I was being pressured into giving up my religion.”

Another child reported s/he was “not allowed to choose when or when not to attend a religious service,” per the interview, and was told “‘to do’ some type of Bible study during that time or get consequences.”

Both the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Sunrise say there is a strict policy against proselytizing in the program and that it does not prevent children from practising their individual faiths.

They also stress that these complaints number merely a “handful” among the approximately 1,500 children that are served by the faith-based agency.

“If a child says, ‘I don’t want to go to the Baptist church,’ then the child does not go,” Jonathan Goldberg, the state’s attorney, said. Some children might have mistankenly believed they were forced to go, he added.

The plaintiffs are seeking to have the interviews unsealed, at least in the cases where the child is now 18 years of age or older. The state and Sunrise argue they need to be kept confidential.

The lawsuit originated with Alicia Pedreira, who was fired in 2000. She alleges her firing was direct result of Sunrise (then Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children) finding out she is a lesbian.

Sunrise Children’s Services provides residential programs and foster care homes for children that have suffered abuse or neglect. Since 2001, Kentucky has paid Sunrise US$61 million to provide the services for children who would otherwise be in direct state custody.

In 2001, the state did find cause for action against one of Sunrise’s homes to fix “a coercive religious environment” where staff members confirmed that church attendance was required.

With accusations of undue pressure by a Christian agency funded by the state, the Sunrise case bears some similitude to the lawsuit against Iowa for paying Chuck Colson’s evangelical agency to run part of its prison.

Last June, U.S. District Judge Robert W. Pratt strongly reprimanded and ruled against Iowa’s use of a Christian social service agency to administer its prison. Judge Pratt stated: “For all practical purposes, the state has literally established an Evangelical Christian congregation within the walls of one of its penal institutions… There are no adequate safeguards present, nor could there be, to ensure that state funds are not being directly spent to indoctrinate Iowa inmates.”

The Iowa ruling is pending appeal.

Critics point to both of these cases as failures of George W. Bush’s faith-based services initiative. The program is often seen as conflicting with the tradition of separation of church and state in the United States.

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Australian refugee contractor accused of breaching its duty of care
May 18

Friday, December 30, 2005


  • 1 Richard Niyonsaba
  • 2 Denial of food
  • 3 Background and Criticisms
  • 4 Sources

The Australian Centre for Languages, a company which has a multi-million dollar contract with the Australian government to provide refugee services, has been accused of breaching its duty of care following the death of a chronically ill child and allegations of failing to provide three women in their care with food.

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Outdoor Small Grills Selecting Your Perfect Grill} May 08

Outdoor Small Grills Selecting Your Perfect Grill


Sinead Douglas

If you are thinking about getting a small gas grill, there are some things to think about.

One of the main reasons small grills are bought is because the space they will be cooking in is restricted. So the obvious first thing to do is get an idea of the measurements of that area.

Small grills are often used on an outdoor patio, veranda’s, small balconies, and small yards. So check out that space, allow extra room to move around the grill and then you will have a fair idea of what size grill you can accommodate.

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Another great thing about small gas grills is they are usually easily transportable. I say easily but that is only if you can fit them into the car. So the next thing to do is measure that area. also.

Lastly have a think about where you will be storing your gas grill when not in use. No, you really shouldn’t leave it out in the open all year round.

After you have purchased your gas grill, make sure to purchase a cover for it. This will extend the life greatly, as it will protect it from the elements and extremes of temperatures It really is worth it.

One of the first things you should do after buying your small gas grill is log it with the manufacturer, Why?

1. You invoke your 12 month guarantee. Don’t forget to do this, just in case you have any problems down the line.

2. The manufacturer will mail you with product updates and news.

3. Probably the most important reason to register, is in case there is a call back on your grill or any part of it. This applies to all grills, small, big, cheap, costly. This doesn’t happen a lot but can happen to any product you buy.

Don’t think of re calls as negative, in fact they are positive and show that the producer monitors problems and issues with their product, and takes responsibility for them. Think of re-calls as a good thing, you will usually get your money back or a brand new replacement.

Now the tedious bit is that you should clean it after use. That is, if you really want to get value for money. Keep it clean and shiny and you will get years out of your grill. Oh yes, and be sure to use the cover, they do not work very well when left in the box.

How much will a small grill cost? You don’t have to pay a lot for your grill. The most important thing is that it suits you, and that it fits the space intended for it.

And finally, remember a gas grill doesn’t have to be for warm weather only. You can have endless fun all wrapped up on a cold winter day, sitting outdoors enjoying hearty grilled food on the tiniest of grills.

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Nine dead after biker gang feud in Texas
May 07

Monday, May 18, 2015

Nine people are dead and eighteen injured after a shootout among alleged rival biker gangs broke out inside a sports bar in Texas yesterday.

The violence erupted at Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill inside a shopping mall in Waco. The fight which included up to five biker gangs quickly escalated, resulting in a gunfire battle across two car parks. Waco Sergeant Patrick Swanton said an argument about a parking spot may have sparked the fight.

Restaurant customers said they waited out the fight with staff locked in a freezer room. Swanton said all but one of the deaths occurred at the scene, with the ninth in hospital.

Swanton said, “This is probably one of the most gruesome crime scenes I’ve ever seen in my 34 years of law enforcement”, and, “I was amazed that we didn’t have innocent civilians killed or injured.”

Police officers were present and quick to intervene when the shooting broke out as they knew beforehand of a planned meeting.

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Man in Florida, USA, arrested for using 911 to complain about fast food
May 07

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A man in Boynton Beach, Florida located in the United States, was arrested for misusing the city’s 911 emergency phone service. Jean Fortune, 66, called 911 to complain about a fast food order from Burger King he had not yet placed.

On Monday Fortune called 911 to complain that the Burger King he was going to eat at did not sell lemonade. He also complained to 911 operators that the food he had yet to order, was going to take 15 minutes to complete.

“You cannot dial 911 because you are unhappy with your burger, ok. I know you don’t seriously think that the police need to make Burger King give you food faster,” says the operator as Fortune continued to complain. “If it takes 15 minutes to cook, it takes 15 minutes to cook, ok. You don’t need to call 911.”

It turns out, after nearly three minutes of arguing with the operator, Fortune never even placed an order.

“Have you given them any money?,” asks the operator. Fortune replies “no.” The operator then asks Fortune, “have they given you any food?” Again Fortune replies “no.” The operator then tells Fortune that he is able to “just drive away” from the situation, but he disagrees and tells her he will “just move [his] car”. The operator warns Fortune that the police are on their way and then tells him to not block the drive-thru.

When police arrived, they arrested him for misusing the emergency line, which is a criminal offense in Florida. He was formally charged with the crime, issued a notice to appear in court and then released.

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Four killed, four others injured in Buffalo, New York shooting
May 07

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Four people were killed and another four wounded in an early-morning shooting at a Buffalo, New York restaurant yesterday. The shooting occurred as a party held in the restaurant was coming to a close.

At about 2:30 a.m. EDT (06:30 UTC), shots were fired outside the City Grill in downtown Buffalo. The victims were leaving a party in the restaurant, said authorities. The City Grill’s managers had just decided to close the restaurant until it was scheduled to next open due to an argument inside when the shooting happened.

At least 100 people had attended the party, in order to celebrate the first anniversary of a couple whose wedding was held last year. A formal anniversary event was scheduled for a later date, officials said. The couple had married in Texas one year ago and came to Buffalo to celebrate with friends and relatives. The 30-year-old husband, who was born in Buffalo, was one of the four killed in the shooting, but his wife was not hurt.

Police have not yet released the identities of the victims. Of the three others killed, one was a 26-year-old man and two others were women. Those two were identified as 27-year-old Shawntia McNeil by McNeil’s mother, Ruby Martin, and 32-year-old Tiffany Wilhite by Martin and Tiffany Wilhite’s father, Raymond Wilhite. Three of the four were pronounced dead at the crime scene, while the fourth died in a hospital. The four injured in the shooting were all men, said authorities. As of Saturday afternoon local time, one was in critical condition at an area hospital, two were in stable condition, and one was in good condition.

Latoya Nuness, who witnessed the shooting as she was leaving the restaurant with friends, said, “I’ve never been through anything so crazy.” She and her companions then ran into the kitchen for cover. “They were just shooting whoever they could shoot,” she said.

Police arrested 25-year-old Buffalo resident Keith Johnson in connection with the shooting on Saturday afternoon. Johnson was charged with four counts of second-degree murder. Police do not know if he was a part of the fight that happened inside the City Grill, and have asked witnesses to step forward.

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Hr Kpi For Customer Support, Hr Kpr For Customer Support, Employee Kpi For Customer Support} Apr 29

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Sam Miller

The significance of HR KPI for customer support exists in any company today because the Human Resource Key Performance is a very important indicator. It is much needed especially when the company has to ensure the productivity of the workforce. There are aspects wherein certain employee performances must be measured. This is where the HR KPI for customer support comes in.

the HR KPR for customer support is similar with the HR KPI for customer support in the sense that both keep track of the productivity of the company. The work quality and the initiatives of the employees are observed. Other than that, the HR KPR for customer support can also solve the other problems concerning the productivity depending n the other awareness of the existing management tools that they turn to.

By looking at the indicators of the HR KPI for customer support, the department can just track the productivity as well as the quality, teamwork initiative and problem solving skills of the employees. By making them aware of the tools that serve as the management supplements that they are looking for, they can easily pinpoint the areas that the employees are working well in. They can also determine the exact employees who are not meeting the companys expectations. These indicators reveal who among the employees in the company need to improve.

The indicators of HR KPI for customer support also show who among the employees are stressed out and what it is about the job that really tires them. By paying close attention to these details, the company can fix these immediately and not let it get to the situation where people are frustrated because of the demands of the job. At least when the employers are notified then they can fix those aspects before anyone resigns.

The aspects also cover the individual reports for every employee. This is where the employee KPI for customer support comes in. These are the areas that are solely related to the job. Each employee has his or her own employee KPI for customer support that indicates all his or her tasks for the company. The level of delivering of the employee is analyzed.

Areas could also refer to the employees attitude as well as his cooperation with the team. The employee KRI for customer support checks if he is into teamwork and if he has strong leadership skills. The management report would also suggest some ideas on how to coach and motivate the employees. At least with the overall improvement of the laborers, it is easier for the management to meet the goal of the operation. This is what the development of management reports result to, when done right.

The scoring process of the HR KPI for Customer Support is not that difficult. It might be quite overwhelming especially when determining scores but the important thing to remember is that this is done in order to just feed the computer with the information that it needs especially when there is an indication for an improvement.

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Ban Ki-Moon says Cyprus solution “possible”
Apr 29

Monday, February 1, 2010

A new set of talks are scheduled to attempt to reunite Cyprus, prompting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to say that a solution is “possible and within reach” when he arrived in the country yesterday for talks between Greek and Turkish-Cypriot leaders that will take place later today.

Progress have been slow for the peace talks, which started in September 2008, but the UN chief said that a deal would require “courage, flexibility and vision as well as a spirit of compromise”. “I am under no illusion that the Cyprus problem is easy to solve”, he told reporters after he arrived in Larnaca yesterday in preparation for the talks with Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot Mehmet Ali Talat today.

Ban said that “solving the Cyprus problem will give inspiration to all those around the world trying to solve other seemingly intractable problems and I’m looking forward to having good meetings with the leaders”, with the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders saying that they are committed to finding a solution. Monday’s talks will involve Ban holding talks with the two leaders individually, before chairing a meeting between the pair. Any deal that emerges will be a subject of two simultaneous referendums, one for each side of the border. Both sides agree that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”.

Jonny Dymond, the BBC Europe correspondent, has expressed fears that time is running out on a solution. There are also worries that the fast approaching northern Cyprus leadership elections will mean that Talat is replaced by nationalist Dervis Eroglu, who is leading in opinion polls. If this were to happen, talks might be shelved.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, after Turkish forces invaded after a coup led by Greece allegedly aimed to absorb it. Northern Cyprus is only recognised as a state by Turkey.

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