China reports 49 more virus cases as Beijing tests thousands

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_imgBeijing has begun mass testing workers at the Xinfadi food market, as well as those who live nearby and anyone who visited it in recent weeks.Officials have said they plan to carry out virus tests on 46,000 residents in the area. More than 10,000 people have been tested already.Eleven residential neighborhoods near the market have been put under lockdown, and several cities have warned residents not to travel to Beijing.Authorities are also stepping up efforts to trace those who have visited the market, with companies and neighborhood communities messaging staff and residents to ask about their recent movements. There were also 10 imported cases on Monday, which have accounted for the majority of China’s cases in recent months as overseas nationals return home.In total 177 people are now ill with the disease in China — two severely — which is the highest since early May.There were also 18 new asymptomatic cases, of which seven were domestic. China is not counting asymptomatic cases as confirmed ones. Chinese health officials reported 49 new coronavirus cases on Monday, including 36 more in the capital Beijing where a fresh cluster linked to a wholesale food market has fuelled fears of a second wave of infections.The domestic outbreak in China — where the disease first emerged last year — had largely been brought under control but then a fresh batch of cases was detected in the capital last week.In addition to the new Beijing cases, the National Health Commission said there were three confirmed cases in Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing.center_img Topics :last_img read more


Swiss pension fund tenders private debt mandate using IPE Quest

Posted On Sep 29 2020 by

first_imgAn undisclosed pension fund based in Switzerland has tendered a $50m (€46m) global developed market private debt mandate using IPE Quest.The mandate is for a long-only multi-credit strategy, to include US/European leveraged loans, structured credit (ABS, CLOs, CMBS/RMBS) and US/European special situations (corporate and private real estate and stressed/distressed).According to search QN-2141, the client requires managers to use a value style, with an active investment process.The target return is more than 8% in US dollars. There is no benchmark.Applicants should have a track record of at least one year, and preferably three years.Interested parties should state performance, net of fees, to 31 December.However, there is no required minimum for assets under management – either for the asset class itself or the asset management company as a whole.The deadline for applications is 8 January 2016.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more


Gold Coast’s very own Brady Bunch move on

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_img MORE NEWS: Gold Coast ‘party house’ changes hands 7 Birigun St, Mermaid Waters. 7 Birigun St, Mermaid Waters. Dave and Lea Taverner with their six children Courtney, Nikolas, Lochlan, Kieran, Jasmine and Amber are affectionately known as the Brady Bunch. They have sold their Gold Coast home, which was designed specifically for them, because half of the children have grown up and moved out.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago He said a new family keen to live closer to the beach snapped it up.“It sold to a family from Pacific Pines,” Mr Palmer said.“They bought it for the location.“It was a good Christmas present for them.”The six-bedroom Birigun St property was due to go under the hammer in November but was withdrawn the day before.“We had quite a bit of interest but it was conditional (interest), not everyone was able to meet auction terms,” Mr Palmer said.“I think we sold it in about eight weeks.“We knew it would sell before Christmas.” 7 Birigun St, Mermaid Waters. 7 Birigun St, Mermaid Waters.center_img The Taverner family have a lot in common with the blended American family at the centre of the popular television sitcom, The Brady Bunch, which became a household name in the late 1960s and early 1970s.“We’ve got the whole Brady Bunch thing going on,” Mr Taverner told the Bulletin when their home hit the market in October.Mr and Mrs Taverner bought the original house in 2009, not long after they started dating. But as Mrs Taverner’s three daughters and Mr Taverner’s three sons grew older, they realised they desperately needed more space. For years the boys lived in a makeshift bedroom to ensure everyone had enough space. MORE NEWS: Inside titans Captain’s new Gold Coast house The Gold Coast’s very own “Brady Bunch” have sold the home that united them. Lea and Dave Taverner had their six children at the forefront of their minds when designing their Mermaid Waters house.THE new year will herald new beginnings for the Gold Coast’s very own Brady Bunch family.Lea and Dave Taverner will get the chance to downsize after selling the Mermaid Waters home that united the couple and their six children almost a decade ago.Ray White Mermaid Waters principal Mitch Palmer, who marketed the property, said the $1.125 million sale went unconditional last week. 7 Birigun St, Mermaid Waters. 7 Birigun St, Mermaid Waters. “We took what used to be the garage … and we turned it into a little bunk house at one end and a rumpus room at the other,” Mr Taverner said.“It worked for five years until they started getting a bit older and a bit bigger.”So they replaced the old home with a new two-storey building.“The brief with the building design was ‘give us as many rooms we can change the function of if required’,” Mr Taverner said.The home has multiple living spaces, an outdoor entertainment area as well as a Bali hut and pool.Mr Taverner said it gave them plenty of space to spend time together as a family and spread out when they needed time to themselves.“The back deck and the kitchen looking out onto the pool — they would be the two favourite areas,” he said.As most of the children have moved out, the couple have decided it is time to say goodbye to the family home.“The Brady Bunch are all going their separate ways so it’s time for us to downsize,” Mr Taverner said.last_img read more


Emergency dispatchers honored this week

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — On behalf of all Public Safety organizations and First Responders, the Indiana State Police express our combined thanks and appreciation to Gov. Holcomb for declaring in Indiana the week of April 14 – 20, 2019 as “Public Safety Telecommunicator Week”.last_img


Athletes at Tokyo 2020 to sleep on cardboard beds

Posted On Sep 22 2020 by

first_imgRelatedPosts If we don’t have Tokyo Games, we’re unlikely to have Beijing 2022 — IOC member Tokyo 2020: Olympics will be ‘simplified’ in 2021 COVID-19: IOC to bear $800m cost of Tokyo 2020 postponement Athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard. The bed frames will go with mattresses formed of polyethylene materials that will be reused for plastic products after the Games. The environmentally-conscious sleeping arrangements were put on display for the media for the first time on Thursday at a mock apartment in the Tokyo 2020 headquarters. However, construction of residential sections of the Olympic and Paralympic village were completed in December. In all, 18,000 beds will be required at the village, nestled in Tokyo Bay and in sight of the iconic Rainbow Bridge, during the Olympics that begin on July 24. Only 8,000 will be needed for the Paralympics. At 2.10 metres long, the beds should be suitable for all but the very tallest athletes, and the manufacturer, Airweave, is confident they can bear a weight of around 200 kilograms. This is more than any athlete weighed at the 2016 Games in Rio. Construction of some communal areas of the Olympic village, like the main dining hall and the village plaza, is still underway. After the Games, its apartment units will be sold privately, with prices starting from a little over 50 million yen ($457,500). The organisers are making a concerted effort to reduce carbon emissions generated by the Games, according to Junichi Fujino, an environmental researcher on the city’s task force. All medals will be made from metal extracted from recycled consumer electronics, including about 6.2 million used mobile phones. The Olympic torch is made from aluminium waste, and the podiums from recycled household and marine plastic waste. Electricity for the Games will come from renewable sources. Reuters/NAN.Tags: 2020 OlympicTokyo 2020last_img read more


POLL ALERT: Kansas is unanimous No. 1 in Top 25, then Gonzaga, Dayton; Baylor falls 2 spots to No. 4 in week of upheaval

Posted On Sep 19 2020 by

first_img Associated Press March 2, 2020 POLL ALERT: Kansas is unanimous No. 1 in Top 25, then Gonzaga, Dayton; Baylor falls 2 spots to No. 4 in week of upheavalcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Kansas is unanimous No. 1 in Top 25, then Gonzaga, Dayton; Baylor falls 2 spots to No. 4 in week of upheaval.last_img


The Latest: Grand Canyon hoops team placed in quarantine

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgThe Latest: Grand Canyon hoops team placed in quarantine All 14 players and two student managers are in quarantine at a designated on-campus residence hall for the next two weeks.Players began reporting for voluntary individual workouts last week and were placed in quarantine for 72 hours pending results of coronavirus tests and physicals. Four players who were asymptomatic tested positive at the end of the 72 hours and were placed in quarantine while contact tracing was conducted.Players who tested negative were placed in quarantine as a precaution and will be tested again. The two support staffers who tested positive will remain at home for two weeks.___The Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer announced on their website that one of their players tested positive for COVID-19. Tickets are available for purchase at baseballhall.org on a first-come, first-served basis.All exhibit spaces are expected to remain open and functional, and guests will receive a rubber-tipped stylus to use when interacting with touch screens and buttons.Directional markers have been added to museum spaces and more than 25 hand-sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the building. The Hall of Fame’s larger gathering spaces, such as the Grandstand Theater and Bullpen Theater, will remain closed.___Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said a few players have tested positive for COVID-19. With baseball returning for a shortened season, the Tigers are set to have training camp in Detroit.___Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will open Thursday for wagering on simulcast horse races.Fans will be required to wear masks, maintain social distancing and follow safety protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19.The race track will open the first and second floors of the clubhouse. All fans must wear masks or a face covering upon entering the facility. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Grand Canyon’s entire men’s basketball team has been placed in quarantine after four players and two support staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The University of Connecticut is eliminating four athletic teams as it deals with an expected budget deficit driven by issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.UConn President Thomas Katsouleas told the school’s Board of Trustees Wednesday that the school will reduce the number of sports it supports from 24 to 20, eliminating its men’s cross-country, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and women’s rowing teams.He said eliminating those programs, along with mandating a 15% cut in the operating budget of all sports and cutting some scholarships, should result in a requested savings of $10 million annually, or 25% of the school’s subsidy to the Division of Athletics over the next three years. That subsidy was $42 million in 2019.The school will continue to support the eliminated sports through the 2020-21 academic year, allowing the 124 affected athletes time to transfer or make other decisions, officials said.“While this is a painful decision, it is in the best interests of the long-term viability of UConn and of UConn athletics,” Katsouleas said. ___A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that several players and staff members of the Toronto Blue Jays have tested positive for the coronavirus.The person confirmed the test results to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because there was no official announcement but did not specify a number. “We aren’t confirming names or numbers for positive tests,” the person said.The Blue Jays closed their training facility last Friday in Dunedin, Florida, after a player showed symptoms consistent with the virus.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred imposed a 60-game season Tuesday night after failed negotiations between owners and players. The season that’s been delayed by the pandemic will begin either July 23 or 24. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The decision came as the Board of Trustees approved a $1.5 billion spending plan for its main campus in Storrs and regional campuses.___Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila says one player and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.Avila said on a video conference that the player was living in Florida, but was not working out at the team’s spring training facilities in Lakeland. He did not identify the two people who tested positive.“They’re going through the process, obviously, of recovering as we speak,” Avila said. “It was just recently, a few days ago, so they’re still in the recovery stages, and at some point they’ll be tested again.”center_img The Rapids’ medical staff is working with local infectious disease specialists to treat the player. The team said the unidentified player was asymptomatic and feeling well. The player also is adhering to isolation protocols.All of Colorado’s players and personnel were informed and asked to isolate. The club said training has been temporarily suspended to conduct more testing. The Rapids have also started contact tracing.___The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing to reopen on Friday, in accordance with New York state’s phased plan.The use of face masks for all staff and guests will be required, and free single-use masks will be available at the museum entrance for visitors who do not have one. Capacity will be limited and admission will be based on a timed ticketing process to allow for physical distancing. The longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country was moved from Ireland to Annapolis because of COVID-19 and is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 5.“At this point I feel good about all the plans we have in place,” Niumatalolo said Wednesday. “Obviously it won’t be a full stadium and it will be a lot different from other games that we’ve ever played at the Naval Academy, but that’s the new norm now.”This will be the first time Notre Dame visits Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the 94-year history of the rivalry. It will not be sellout because social distancing will be required.“I would love to have the stadium packed with all of our fans,” Niumatalolo said. “I’m grateful that there will be some fans there if we do play, and it looks like everything is pressing forward that way.”___ June 24, 2020 Dipoto declined to specify the number of players or if they are part of Seattle’s 40-man roster. Dipoto said they have all been asymptomatic.“With the cases popping up, especially in some of the hot spots around the country, we have had a few players test positive,” Dipoto said. “Right now they’re asymptomatic, they feel great, but we are aware that they’re positive.”The Mariners expect players to begin arriving this weekend in Seattle for workouts leading into the start of the season in late July. Some players had been working out at the team’s spring training facility in Peoria, Arizona, but Dipoto did not specify where the players that had the positive tests were located.“Obviously, they will not be in the environment when we open up until we’ve determined either A) they are part of the roster group, or B) they’re healthy enough to be a part of that,” Dipoto said.___ The University of Northern Colorado will discontinue the men’s and women’s tennis programs as part of a cost-saving effort due to budget shortfalls created by the COVID-19 pandemic.The school located in Greeley, Colorado, will now sponsor 17 intercollegiate athletic programs, including nine women’s sports.Northern Colorado says it will honor the scholarships of the affected student-athletes who continue their education at the school. In accordance with NCAA transfer rules, the student-athletes are immediately eligible to compete for another school. Northern Colorado said it will support them during the transfer process.“This is one of the most excruciating decisions you can be involved in as an athletics director,” Northern Colorado director of athletics Darren Dunn said. “There is no right time or easy way to come to this conclusion. … Unfortunately, due to facility and budget limitations, we cannot provide a championship experience for our tennis student-athletes.”The university said it projects more than $500,000 in savings with all of its athletics cost-saving measures. Many players around the majors have been working in recent weeks at either their home ballparks or their team’s spring training complexes in Florida or Arizona. MLB closed all camp sites last Friday because of virus concerns.It remains unclear where the Blue Jays will hold their training camp and play home games this summer. The Canadian government is open to Major League Baseball playing in Toronto this summer, but the league had not submitted the required plan to health authorities.— Reporting by Rob Gillies in Toronto. ___Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo remains optimistic that the Midshipmen won’t be playing in an empty stadium in the season opener at home against Notre Dame. The marathon was scheduled for Sept. 27.The Berlin Marathon is one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.It will be the first year with no Berlin Marathon since the race was founded in 1974.The announcement came on the same day that the New York City Marathon was canceled. That race had been scheduled for Nov. 1.___ Pimlico is scheduled to host the Preakness on Oct. 3. Nearby Laurel Park remains closed to the general public.___This year’s Berlin Marathon has been canceled following months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say “after extensive examination and various discussions” they were not able to find a later date. Authorities in Germany have blocked the hosting of major events through October.last_img read more


Bowlers finding groove, as Jaguars regain winning ways

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_img… Defending champions retake number one spot ahead of Round 4By Clifton RossDEFENDING Regional 4-Day champions, Guyana Jaguars, seem to have their mojo back following their return to winning ways, and reclaiming the top-of-the-table position, compliments of their bowlers co-starring in their huge 3rd round win.After suffering a loss to Barbados in Round 2, the champions switched to ruthless mode as they mauled the-then number one ranked team on the table, Trinidad Red Force, beating them by 219 runs at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, to reclaim their spot as table-leaders.It would seem that the impact made in the last round by the bowlers have somewhat raised the bar for the champs, who up until Round 3, were leaning towards being a more batting-heavy side.The Jags, despite not having a centurion in their mix so far, managed to show their mighty batting prowess as a number of their marquee batsmen have come to the party, including Chandrapaul Hemraj, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Chris Barnwell, Anthony Bramble, Vishaul Singh and Leon Johnson, who have all registered one half-century or more in their name to date.Guyana’s reality check came after they lost Round 2 in a basically one-sided affair to Barbados Pride. Their bowlers in the first two rounds were a bit tame but Round 3’s spark lit a fire under the bowlers as they were crucial in Guyana’s thrashing of Red Force.For the most part, Guyana have been ticking all the right boxes as their fielding has been good while their batting errors revolved around the lack of conversion after a number of players made significant half-century scores but failed to carry on to three-digits.Additionally, with fast-bowling all-rounders, Romario Shepherd and Keemo Paul, on international duty, Ronsford Beaton banned from bowling and Raymon Reifer being under watch, following his injury from Round 2, a void was evident in the Jaguars’ bowling department.But Niall Smith’s hostility, which saw him run amok on the Trinidadians with 5-12 in one of his better spells, coupled with senior pacer Keon Joseph’s knack for breaking opening partnerships and spinners, Veerasammy Permaul and Devendra Bishoo’s cunning approach, impelled Guyana to regain their winning ways.With Smith, Permaul, Bishoo, Joseph and Reifer, who is expected to return for Round 4, all playing at optimum levels, Jaguars could easily use this new foursome to wreak havoc on the other teams for the remainder of the competition.Smith and Permaul were the tormentors-in-chief against Red Force as the spinner passed the 500-wicket mark in first class cricket and they both will have huge roles to play, especially the scorching Smith who continues to mature with each game.And should they regain the services of Sherfane Rutherford, Paul and Shepherd during the course of the Regional 4-Day tourney, Guyana could maintain their poise and go on to win their 6th title.Meanwhile, Guyana has a current aggregate of 44.6 points with 2 wins and a loss from 3 matches played.They lead the Pride by .2 as the Bajan franchise come in at second place with 44.4 points, making the 4th round an exciting one.Guyana shift back to their home ground at Providence to tackle bottom-placed Jamaica Scorpions from Thursday, February 6.last_img read more


Trojans focused on football as Bulldogs loom

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgDespite the whirlwind of rumors surrounding senior cornerback Josh Shaw’s actions this weekend, USC’s football team tried its best to stay focused at Wednesday morning’s practice.Clear eyes · First-year head coach Steve Sarkisian has his hands full with the Shaw situation but feels his team’s only goal is defeating Fresno State. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe No. 15 Trojans are gearing up for their first game of the season against Fresno State on Saturday.Wondrous wideoutsRedshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler looked in tune with his wide receiving corps Wednesday morning, highlighted by a long touchdown to sophomore Darreus Rogers.Rogers is listed as junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor’s backup on the current depth chart but flexed his muscles in a few games last year, putting up a total of 257 receiving yards.Kessler also completed a number of passes underneath to redshirt junior wideout George Farmer, who is looking to make a big impact in 2014. Farmer was competing for a starting job last year before tearing ligaments in his left knee.Head coach Steve Sarkisian was impressed with his offense’s fluidity.“Great Wednesday,” the first-year coach said. “Awesome Wednesday practice. I thought the guys came with a real intense attitude. You could feel the energy in the air, you could feel their passion.”Injury updateRedshirt junior running back Tre Madden did not practice and was still wearing a protective boot on Wednesday.Though the Trojans are deep at the running back position, Sarkisian is treading lightly with Madden, who has been prone to injury in the past.“I don’t want to use the word concerned,” Sarkisian said. “I’m always hesitant with a running back or a big guy that has a toe injury because I want to make sure that that toe is healed. So we’re just being very cautious with Tre because we want him healthy. This is a long season.”Sarkisian also noted that two offensive guards, redshirt freshman Khaliel Rodgers and redshirt sophomore Jordan Simmons, are on the road to recovery.He noted that Rodgers will probably be a game-time decision on Saturday, while Simmons will probably have to miss the game.“We’re starting to get on the mend with those guys that were coming off some of those major injuries,” Sarkisian said. “We’re starting to get our depth back to where we feel comfortable for Saturday.”Role players Sarkisian was impressed by the play of his scout team on Wednesday, many of whom are new to their roles after spending much of the spring and summer playing with starters and backups.The scout team players mimicked Fresno State’s formations and personnel to better prepare the Trojans for Saturday’s game.“I thought the service periods were excellent,” Sarkisian said. “I thought the service kids did a fantastic job. That was one of the challenges coming out of training camp. Making that transition from guys getting reps with the ones, twos or threes to now being part of the service team.”Sarkisian further expanded on the importance of these role players on a successful football team.“Their role in our program, their role in providing looks to the offense, defense and special teams, gets them prepared for Saturday,” he said. “All in all I thought they did a tremendous job of that today and in turn made us better the last two days.”Quick hitsSarkisian said the hard, physical work is over for the team this week, and Thursday’s practice will focus more on technique and cleaning things up.Fresno State’s quarterback situation is still in flux. Brian Burrell or Brandon Connette  could start.last_img read more


Leonard Hernandez: Hospital sales tax vote is vital to the economic growth of Wellington

Posted On Aug 14 2020 by

first_imgby Leonard Hernandez, Sumner Regional Medical Center, C.E.O — I have had the opportunity to live all across Kansas over the last 25 years, but I chose to make my home here in Wellington. I did this because I believe in the power of our community to grow and the even greater community it aspires to become.Leonard HernandezThe sales tax initiative is a big step towards those goals. The idea of the sales tax was born many years ago out of the opinions that were expressed, by many community meetings, by listening to the growing concerns and support over the years for SRMC. The initiative we ask you to support, comes from us, represents us and is for us, those who choose to live here and want to see Wellington grow to its full potential.As you know, I have had the pleasure of leading SRMC over the last two years and its users with nearly 1,000 in patient stays, 20,000 outpatient visits, 125 deliveries, 4,000 ER visits, 4,000 residential days, 3,600 BHU Days and 1,300 SNF Days annually and its 140 employees who make up the 129 FTE’s. For them, this initiative is crucial in helping to stabilize the ever changing issues in dealing with healthcare today.Voting “yes’ to this initiative will allow the services to continue and give us the opportunity to expand on the things we do best.If you look at other area communities that are thriving, you will see that a consistent healthcare system is in the center and is a vital component to the vibrant nature of those cities and towns.These and all the reasons I have previously mentioned are the reasons I will be voting “yes” to the sales tax question on November 4. I urge you to do the same. Thank you for your past, current and future support of SRMC. It is very much appreciated.Leonard Hernandez, President and CEOSumner Regional Medical Center. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -9 Vote up Vote down ??? · 301 weeks ago what do they do with all the money they charge my insurance???? Report Reply 5 replies · active 301 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Meadow Lanes · 301 weeks ago Economic growth of Wellington by increasing sales tax? Hmmm Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down interested citizen · 301 weeks ago so, why don’t we pass the tax, but yet also ask mr hernandez to take a pay cut? some drs take a pay cut? why don’t we all take a pay cut? would that help everyone pass this tax forum? Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down WHSAlum · 301 weeks ago Wages and Benefits are but a small part of a large business’ budget. If every employee took a pay cut, it would not fix the current situation. The employees deserve to earn a fair wage. There are other things that can be cut/reconfigured to make that hospital work. Time to think outside the box and come up with something that works and fits within the current financial situation. I think that Mr. Hernandez is doing a good job of seeking reclassification to capture more revenue. Your employees are your biggest asset, and they have voluntarily done things in the past to try to make things work. I’m not a hospital employee, nor do I have any contacts to the hospital other than being a Wellington resident. I see the need in having a medical facility of some sort here in Wellington. I just believe we need to think about what is necessary and fiscally responsible. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down d taton · 301 weeks ago why wasn’t the county allowed to vote on the hospital. It was not on the ballot for the county. It was a city of Wellington issue. We all use the hospital and should of had the right to vote on it. This wasn’t a fair vote. If the city of Wellington is the only one allowed to vote on such issues then you need to change the hospital’s name to Wellington City Hospital. Report Reply 2 replies · active 301 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 301 weeks ago Yes you pay if you are in Wellington which is collected by the municipality. However, if you buy something in Caldwell, Conway Springs, Belle Plaine, etc. you won’t be assessed that one percent. Those towns might have a one percent tax going to fund something in their community. In Sumner County there is a half cent sales tax that goes toward rural ambulances and health care facilities, that was voted on by the whole county not just Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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