Dallas reaches end of Ebola monitoring period

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_img Share 224 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Dallas reaches end of Ebola monitoring period by: – November 8, 2014 Share DALLAS (AP) — Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.Thirty-eight days after Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola in a local hospital, officials expressed relief and resolve that they were prepared if anything similar — with its resulting panic, fear and constant media attention — ever happened again.“It’s a time to reflect on the sacrifices of our hometown health care heroes and the city, county, and school district employees that worked so hard, along with our state and federal partners, to keep us safe during the Ebola crisis,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement, calling it an early Thanksgiving for the city.Monitoring for the last person who came in contact with Duncan or the two nurses who contracted the virus will end at midnight Friday. About 50 people who returned to Texas from West African countries where the virus has killed thousands will remain under monitoring.last_img read more


‘She only wants attention’

Posted On Sep 25 2020 by

first_imgRobredo on Monday called a pressconference to announce the postponement of her release of her discoveries andrecommendation on the government’s drug war during her short stint as co-chairof the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs due to the earthquake thathit Davao del Sur last Sunday. Panelo dismissed as “pure nonsense”criticism that he lacked concern for victims of the magnitude 6.9 earthquakethat hit Davao del Sur, for trying to “score political points when we’re in themiddle of a tragedy.” “Her (Robredo) decision to call a pressbriefing to announce that there is no press briefing, while flashing her40-page report, reveals that she only wants the spotlight,” Panelo said in apress conference on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo belies allegations that he lacked empathy when he criticized Vice President Leni Robredo for delaying the release of her findings on the narcotics crackdown, claiming that she is only after public attention. ABS-CBN NEWS “If VP Leni has anything to recommendabout improving the current anti-illegal drug war, out with it,” Panelo said./PN Panelo went on with his tirade on theVice President saying that the Duterte administration did not accuse her oflack of sympathy when she was on a foreign trip when typhoon Nina struck herhome region Bicol in 2016. Panelo then chided Robredo that she mayseemed have nothing to report, to which Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrezaccusing Panelo of lacking empathy. MANILA – Presidential SpokespersonSalvador Panelo lambasted Vice President Leni Robredo after the latter’s campaccused him of lacking empathy for criticizing the delayed release of supposeddrug war report. Duterte’s spokesman also said it wasRobredo who announced that she would release her report in the first place,hyping public expectation. “She has deferred her report a number oftimes, looking for a perfect timing and hoping that people would pay attentionto her as she struggles to be relevant…” he added.  “Thisis not the time to vacillate. If she has ‘discoveries’ that she threatened toexpose, bring it on! As the President dares her to do,” Panelo said. “This administration, through thevarious agencies of the government, provides reports to the people regularly.It is not as if when the Vice President speaks, the world will stop and thegovernment will halt its operations to provide assistance in Davao,” he added. “Kunghindi naiintindihan ni Secretary Panelo kungbakit ipinagpaubaya ng ating bise presidente ang pag-release ng report ngayong umaga pagkatapos nunglindol na nangyari kahapon, eh siguro totoong wala s’yang puso at malasakitpara sa ating mga kababayan,” Gutierrez said.last_img read more


Melton gets first career, SST wins at Mountain Creek

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgGRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Sept. 18) – She’s racked up a lot of seconds and a lot of thirds in her three-plus IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car seasons.Michelle Melton now has her career first win in the class to brag about following the Friday night Sprint Series of Texas show at Mountain Creek Speedway.Melton passed Russell Shoulders for the lead coming out of turn two on the 19th of 20 laps.“It was awesome. I was ecstatic,” said Melton, who gave the trophy to her dad to put on display in their race shop.Making just her fourth SST start, Melton took the initial green flag from the 11th spot and steadily worked her way toward the front. She passed Kenny Elwood for second after a caution with three laps left.“I had to keep my line and stay on the bottom. I prayed I had enough laps to get to the front,” Melton said. “The car was set up perfect to get bite coming out of turns on the bottom.”Shoulders ended in second while Jerry Hammock, who had won the previous series race, started last in the field of 20 and finished third. Elwood and Adam Barr rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Michelle Melton; 2. Russell Shoulders; 3. Jerry Hammock; 4. Kenny Elwood; 5. Adam Barr; 6. Matt Etzelmiller; 7. Dustin Woods; 8. Cody Whitworth; 9. Jason Howell; 10. Rodney Henderson; 11. Chase Parson; 12. Mike Herring; 13. Joshua Hanna; 14. Carl Lamb; 15. Craig Woods; 16. Ronnie Henderson; 17. Gary Kelley; 18. Ed Keaton; 19. Matt Holt; 20. Drew Wright; 21. David Munden; 22. Bobby Graham.last_img read more


Emergency services launched after ‘flare’ spotted over Fanad

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgA search involving the Rescue 118 helicopter and the Mulroy Cliff and Coastguard service took place overnight after reports that a flare was seen over Fanad Head.The call, which was of a genuine nature, reported that either a flare or shooting star was spotted in the skyline just before midnight.The Rescue 118 chopper and coastguard services were launched and carried out a full sweep of the area. However, after 1.30am the search was stood down and the rescue services said they were satisfied the call was a false alarm.Emergency services launched after ‘flare’ spotted over Fanad was last modified: August 22nd, 2017 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:donegalFanad Headflarelast_img read more