The wreck occurred about 9:30 p.m. at Upper Riverdale Road near I-75, according to Clayton County police. The driver of the car was also taken to the hospital, but everyone involved in the wreck is expected to survive. Four people inside the ambulance were taken to hospitals, including three Forest Park EMTs and the patient, the department said. “Everyone onboard sustained some type of injury.” Related Authorities said the ambulance exited I-75 South onto Upper Riverdale Road when another driver failed to yield and struck the vehicle from behind, causing it to overturn. ––– Five people were injured Friday night when an ambulance carrying a patient overturned in Clayton County, officials said. “We had an accident tonight involving one of our rescue trucks on the way to the hospital with a critical patient,” Forest Park Fire and Emergency Services said in a Facebook post late Friday. “Our original patient was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center for their initial cardiac complaint and was also evaluated for any injury from the accident,” said Joel Turner, Forest Park’s division chief. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Two of the three crew members on the ambulance were treated for minor injuries and released. The third remained hospitalized Friday morning at Atlanta Medical Center, officials said. The driver who caused the crash was released Friday evening. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. File Photo/Forest Park Fire & Emergency Services Visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.) at www.ajc.com ©2020 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.) (TNS) Shaddi Abusaid Ambulance Crash Tests Result in Improved Patient & Worker SafetyAmbulance Seating and Warning Systems Affect Safety of Crews and PatientsAdvances in Ambulance Design, Safety & Technology Protect Patients & Providers
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore[Apologies for the notification that just went out to GNN fans today, March 10, 2016: We didn’t mean to send the alert! This story is from 2006 archives…]All I need to know about Rebecca Eddlemon, who died March 31 in Grand Prarie, Texas, is captured here in the first two paragraphs of a Dallas Morning News obituary I stumbled upon: Rebecca Eddlemon looked for good in everyone, even the two gunmen who surprised her and husband Oscar Eddlemon in their food market in the mid-1970s. “They had Daddy laying face down and had Mother down on her knees,” said Johnny Eddlemon, 54. “They took her purse and just about everything in the register.”“Afterward, Mother said: ‘You know, I think they were good boys. They just got in with the wrong crowd,’ ” … That faith and love of people was her trademark.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Professors of political science Pat Pierce and Marc Belanger hosted an open forum Tuesday to discuss President Trump’s executive order on immigration that banned the entry into the U.S. of nationals from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya for 90 days. The forum’s goal was not to discuss the executive order in a manner of pros or cons, but rather to provide information on it as a whole, Pierce said.“What different sides in the debate have done is … emphasize part of the picture, but it’s important to put the whole thing together,” Pierce said.Pierce said the court tends to allow the president a little more freedom to decide what is in the nation’s best interest in cases regarding immigration and terrorism. “In terms of the ways that courts have handled these kinds of issues, they have often given presidents a great deal of discretion,” Pierce said. “Probably even greater because the president can claim to have information that they cannot make public that they can make the basis of that decision.”According to Pierce, the First Amendment provides another concern in the order, as the order is targeted at predominately Muslim countries.“This isn’t supposed to violate the First Amendment,” Pierce said. “We are not supposed to be making policies that establish a particular religion as the religion of the United States.”Pierce said this establishment of religion is “linked to the notion that this has been directed at Muslims,” which draws concern in regards to the secularity of the nation.“The Trump administration has attempted to argue that it is not at this point,” Pierce said.According to Pierce, the most persuasive argument in the court decision will depend on the particular judge.“Depending upon which judges are listening to this case, they may or may not take that seriously,” Pierce said. “Because there are at least a couple of things that he said during the course of the campaign that he was going to stop Muslims from entering the country.”Belanger said the executive order does not specify that there should be an exception made in the travel ban for Christians, but that many people believe it suggests that.“There’s another part in the executive order that seems to create a preference for Christian minorities from countries where they are a minority,” Belanger said. “It doesn’t talk about Christians, but it talks about religious minorities facing persecutions in countries where they are a minority.”Since the Trump issued the executive, many Americans have pointed to the six-month immigration ban under the Obama Administration. Belanger said the background to that ban is important to understand when comparing it to Trump’s order.“In 2011, it turned out that a couple of refugees’ fingerprints were found on some evidence of explosive devices that exploded in Iraq,” Belanger said. “Therefore, they had lied about their record.” In response to this, the process for immigration from Iraq froze for six months, and when it resumed it was slower than it had been previously, he said. This is different from the current executive order, according to Belanger. “What didn’t happen under President Obama’s was it did not suddenly change the status of green-card holders,” Belanger said. “That’s what created a lot of the problems in the airport. … People were coming back form these countries whose visa status when they left was fine, and suddenly their visa status was up in the air.”Belanger said there are often misunderstandings in terms of the process to attain refugee status, which needed to be clarified to understand the situation.“It’s worth just talking a little bit about the process for how refugees are screened right now, because it may just seem like you tell someone you’re a refugee and you get into the United States,” Belanger said.According to Belanger, the term refugee has a legal meaning, and people must go through not only the process set forth by the United Nations, but also of the country they wish to inhabit. This process includes proving that one wishes to leave the country they inhabit due to “well-founded fears of persecution” based on factors such as race, religious affiliation or sexual orientation, Belanger said.“‘Refugee’ is a term that has a meaning in international law,” Belanger said “It gives you a status in international law but it comes from being able to demonstrate a number of things.”Belanger said the debates surrounding the executive order will continue even if the president issues a new executive order in the near future.“They [the Trump administration] have continued to say that they’re going to continue to argue in court,” Belanger said. “They think the original executive order should be held up by the courts but … if they introduce a new one, it may make the whole thing moot.”Tags: Donald Trump, executive order, Immigration, president trump
A coalition of US transportation groups has sent a letter to US congressional leadership. This outlines four recommendations for how the federal government can fast-track transit and active transportation projects amid the Covid-19 crisis.With a focus on how US Congress can empower cities to provide safe, equitable, and healthy transportation options during the pandemic and beyond, the recommendations call for:Renewed investment in public transit to keep transit agencies afloat;Continued investment in bicycle and pedestrian facilities through the Surface Transportation Block Grant and Transportation Alternatives programs;The levelling of several procedural hurdles that have historically slowed these sorts of projects;A focus on innovative solutions in transportation to help cities incentivize sustainable transportation options as the public begins to return to work. These include investments in bike-sharing as a redundancy to public transit and subsidization of transit passes for low-income individuals during the recovery.“The League of American Bicyclists and our partners are asking Congress to prioritize people and our need for safe, healthy, sustainable transportation options as part of the pandemic recovery efforts,” said Bill Nesper, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists.“The steps we’ve outlined would ensure reliable and equitable access to transit and that better biking and walking networks are core to building back better, post-pandemic.”Beth Osborne, Executive Director of Transportation for America said “People all around the country are realizing how much public space is dedicated to cars and how little space we have made for actual people.“Especially as we steer through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is absolutely essential that people have space to move around outside while still social distancing. We no longer have any excuses to fail to address these needs.”The letter was jointly signed by the following organisations:League of American BicyclistsAmerica WalksAssociation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)BCycle LLCLyftNorth American Bikeshare AssociationNational Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)NUMOPeopleForBikesSafe Routes PartnershipShared-Use Mobility CenterTransport Workers Union of AmericaTransportation for Americawww.bikeleague.org Related
Readers of the nationally popular New York Times Sunday opinion pages yesterday were sure to encounter an essay by retired Prairie Village thoracic surgeon Jeffrey Piehler, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer.In the article, Piehler discusses his decision to build his own coffin as his days on this earth draw to a close:The project has smoothed the rough edges of my thoughts. It’s pretty much impossible to feel anger at someone for driving too slowly in front of you in traffic when you’ve just come from sanding your own coffin. Coveting material objects, holding on to old grudges, failing to pause and see the grace in strangers — all equally foolish. While the coffin is indeed a reminder of what awaits us all, its true message is to live every moment to its greatest potential.If you missed it, check it out here. It’s definitely worth a read.
Two years after initial plans were announced, Parisi Artisan Coffee opened its second cafe inside the apartment complex The Vue in downtown Overland Park.The two-week-old Parisi Café, located at 7261 W. 80th Street, invites customers in for the coffee and the food, founder Joseph Paris said. Whereas the original Union Station location is more transient, Paris said the new cafe shows everything Parisi Artisan Coffee has to offer.“We wanted a flagship store that kind of showcased everything that we do within the brand besides just the coffee,” Paris said. “Downtown Overland Park is an extremely forward area on its way back. It’s got a wonderful feel, so when it was presented to us, it seemed like it was going to be a good fit.”A gluten-free chocolate cookie and a cold brew shandy, made with coffee, housemade lemonade and vanilla syrup, are just a couple of the items available at the cafe.Customers can expect a “complete Italian cafe experience” compared to the Union Station location. Overland Park’s Parisi Café has a full kitchen and fresh pastries daily, Paris said.Parisi Café waited until Overland Park entered phase three of its reopening plan to open. Safety measures to protect employees and customers include requiring employees to wear masks, offering customers masks and hand sanitizer at the counter, and practicing social distancing.The Overland Park opening was a bit anticlimactic as the pandemic put a stop to a crowd at the ribbon cutting and a full grand opening experience, Paris said. Still, he said the cafe already has regulars and employees who are enthusiastic about the product.“You couldn’t do a lot of things, but it’s fun to see our real coffee guys being able to execute specific coffees at the slow bar,” Paris said. “ We have three coffees we’re highlighting — one cold process, one hot process and one submersion process. It’s just fun to see us kind of geek out about the coffee, as to who we really are.”
Tony Nish provided music at the North Fork Environmental Council’s chili contest at Jamesport Brewery over the weekend. Judges included U.S. Congress candidate Perry Gershon, Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, New York State Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, and candidate for New York State Assembly Rona Smith. Share Mattitaco. Independent/Nicole Teitler
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McPhy said the assembly of electrolysers and production of stacks at its San Miniato site in Tuscany have been temporarily suspended for a month, since 23rd March.The company said its other production sites remain operational to date, with limited resources and strengthened safety conditions.Business continuity plans have been implemented across of McPhy’s sites, in strict compliance with the World Health Organisation’s recommendations and the measures adopted by the authorities in the various countries in which McPhy operates.“The Covid-19 pandemic will have an impact on the Group’s activity and its 2020 prospects, but it is difficult to quantify these impacts at the time of this press release, notably because of the uncertainty regarding the evolution and extent of the pandemic, as well as the duration of the lockdown measures imposed by governments,” McPhy said in a statement.“The Group is currently assessing these impacts and regularly updating its estimates according to the evolution of the health situation, in order to best adapt its business continuity and staff protection measures.”“Within this unprecedented context, cost reductions and the postponement of tax and social security payment deadlines have been implemented, it being specified that the Group is looking at a number of possibilities aimed at anticipating its additional future cash and working capital requirements related to the continuation of the health crisis over the coming months.”“As a reminder, the Group had a cash position of €13m at the end of December 2019.”McPhy said it has confidence in its resilience and the solidity of its corporate project, driven by robust fundamentals and the hydrogen market’s positive outlook, enabling it to cope with the challenges of this pandemic.
Announced today, the study will be carried out in two phases. The first phase, led by Australian CCS research organisation CO2CRC in collaboration with Geosciences Australia and support by COAL21, will rank Australian oil and gas basins fort the potential use of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR).The second phase of the project will provide insight to industry and government on potential opportunities for CO2-EOR at the field level in Australian onshore basins. As part of the study, NERA and CO2CR will also evaluate and recommend a framework of policies, incentives of regulations that would help accelerates Australian adoptions of CO2-EOR for oil recovery and CO2 storage, while assuring safe and efficient application of the technology. “Australia has an opportunity to make significant reduction to its CO2 emissions through CCUS; however, in the absence of an integrated study in Australia, the full potential for CCUS is difficult to ascertain,” said Miranda Taylor, NERA CEO.“This project will assist in removing these barriers by examining the economic and technical feasibility and potential of using CO2 in EOR and as a pathway to long-term CO2 storage in Australia.” CO2CRC CEO David Byers said the funding and networking support from NERA will assist Australia’s energy resources sectors in making decisions on the potential opportunities for enhanced oil recovery in Australia.“CO₂-EOR has the potential to significantly reduce CO₂ emissions while improving Australia’s energy security by boosting oil recovery in mature basins. All of the injected volume of CO₂ will be permanently stored in underground reservoirs by the end of the operational life cycle,” said Byers.