Long Island College Hospital workers participate in Sept. 13 press conference announcing their victory.WW photo: Anne PrudenBrooklyn Judge Johnny Lee Baynes ruled Sept. 12 that New York state’s justification for the closing of Long Island College Hospital was “unconstitutionally vague” and did not take the medical needs of the community into account. His ruling actually applies to all the New York hospitals threatened with closure.For the past decade, the state has been trying to close hospitals in New York City, claiming they are too expensive but not bothering to prove that the communities they serve don’t need them. St. Vincent’s Medical Center was closed in 2010, leaving a half-million people on Manhattan’s Lower West Side underserved.In fact, because many people are now living longer, they need more care as they get older and frailer.The New York State Nurses Association, along with 1199 SEIU United Health Care Workers and Concerned Physicians of LICH, sued, protested time and time again, and attended court hearings and bankruptcy proceedings en masse. Their members went door-to-door in the community explaining that keeping their jobs meant keeping health care locally available.An important factor in mobilizing community support was the nearly weekly marches the coalition to save LICH held. They marched down Fulton Street, chanting “Brooklyn, Brooklyn, can’t you see, we have a health care emergency!”Unions and community groups trying to keep open Interfaith Medical Center, another hospital threatened with closure in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, quickly joined the struggle over LICH.Black churches in the community endorsed the campaign, especially after the closure of IMC was raised, and this drew in Black politicians. The marches included one that went across the Brooklyn Bridge, and these protests often had a militant element, with people blocking traffic and getting arrested. A vigil brought out enough people that IMC was surrounded by protesters holding hands.As the campaign developed, citywide groups like the National Action Network, headed by the Rev. Al Sharpton, and the New York Communities for Change became involved, broadening the struggle.The mass pressure this protest movement built up brought in big-name politicians, in particular Bill de Blasio, the Democratic politician who came in first in the recent Democratic mayoral primary for New York.De Blasio and his supporters made a big presence at the victory rally the unions held, but it was the unions, their members and the community that really won the victory.The state obviously will appeal and will try to whittle away at LICH even if it can’t officially close it. The unions and the community intend to remain vigilant.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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The Materials Characterization and Processing (MCP) facility ofJohns Hopkins University is looking to hire an experienced ResearchScientist to run the brand new Focused Ion Beam lab. The successfulapplicant will be responsible for operation, training, technicalsupport, and maintenance of the Helios FIB and SEM within the MCP.Secondary responsibility would be to support the TEM Manager withequipment maintenance and training of users of the Tecnai TF30.Specific required FIB experiences are: 1) TEM sample preparation,2) 3D EDX and EBSD data acquisition and processing, and 3) cryo-FIBapplications. Specific SEM experiences are: 1) low voltage and lowvacuum imaging, and 2) quantitative EDX analysis.JHU engages in a wide variety of research activities ranging fromfunctional materials to biology, from Earth materials to mechanicalproperties testing. You will be expected to develop appropriateuses of electron microbeam instruments to serve JHU’s diverseresearch needs.JHU offers the opportunity to work in a top-ten university withoutthe high-volume pressures of larger institutions. The MCP will bemoving to a newly renovated space where you will have anopportunity to shape the future of analytical facilities atHopkins.A PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related fieldis required.Applications should be submitted electronically through Interfolioby Friday, January 25, 2019 to receive full consideration, howeverthe position will be posted until filled. They should include acover letter, a curriculum vitae, plus a list of threereferences.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm
Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook The world came together in 1997 to outlaw the development, stockpiling and use of these vile substances through the Chemical Weapons Convention. But in recent years we have seen chemical attacks by the Asad regime in Syria, by Daesh in Syria and Iraq, in Malaysia and even here in the UK in Salisbury. Today we have brought together 11 states to formally ask the Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to convene a special Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention. We call on all right-thinking states to come together next month to take action to reaffirm and defend the ban on chemical weapons, and to strengthen the Organisation which we have entrusted with overseeing it. Further information under the Chemical Weapons Convention, 192 States Parties came together to ban the use of Chemical Weapons Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook In response to shocking recent chemical attacks, 10 states have now joined the UK’s request, sharing a desire to see the use of Chemical Weapons banished to the past.The Conference will look at ways in which the international community can work together to strengthen and protect this cornerstone of the international rules-based system of non-proliferation.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected] For journalists the special Conference must be held within 30 days of today’s letter. With 11 states already co-sponsoring the call, the UK is confident that the OPCW will soon receive the 64 supportive responses needed for the conference to go ahead Background
8 November 2012Banyana Banyana secured a place in the final of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) African Women’s Championship with a thrilling 1-0 win over Africa’s top-ranked team, Nigeria, in a semi-final played at the Bata Stadium in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday.It was a first victory for Banyana over Nigeria, who were the defending champions, since the South African national women’s team was founded in 1993.‘Amazing sense of pride’After the game, South African coach Joseph Mkhonza said: “Seeing Banyana Banyana beat Nigeria for the first time in our team’s history has left us with an amazing sense of prize and confidence ahead of Sunday’s final against the hosts Equatorial Guinea. All of our players need to be commended for their commitment and discipline shown.“We had to pick ourselves up after the opening match defeat against Equatorial Guinea and have applied ourselves to beat Senegal, the Democratic Republic of Congo and now Nigeria,” Mkhonza said.“We have some homework to do before Sunday’s final, knowing we will play in front of a large red-clad crowd in what is certain to be a packed Malabo stadium, but we will be ready for the challenge.”GoalCentral defender Janine van Wyk scored the all-important goal in the 23rd minute, after the Nigerians failed to clear their lines from a corner kick. She gathered the ball 25 metres out from the goal and let fly with a left-footed shot, which dipped and hit the underside of the crossbar, leaving Nigerian goalkeeper and captain Precious Dede with no chance of stopping it.The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana will face Equatorial Guinea in the final in Malabo on Sunday, 11 November, after the hosts defeated Cameroon 2-0 in the first semi-final played earlier in the day.Nigeria pushed hard for an equaliser in the second half, but they found Banyana Banyana goalkeeper Thoko Mndaweni in fine form between the posts at the South African end of the field.Fine defensive workThe Nigerian attacks were often neutralised by some fine defensive work, with Amanda Sister combining superbly with Van Wyk in the heart of the Banyana Banyana rearguard. They were well aided by fullbacks Gabisile Hlumbane and Nothando Vilakazi.With the speed of striker Jermaine Seoposenwe causing a major problem for the Nigerian defenders, and with the experienced Portia Modise dominating the midfield tussles along with captain Amanda Dlamini and the young, tough-tackling Refiloe Jane, the South Africans saved their best performance at the tournament for the clash with the Nigerians.Van Wyk’s goal was her second against the Nigerians in the African Women’s Championship. Two years ago, in Ekurhuleni, she netted a superb free kick against the Super Falcons in the African Women’s Championship.“I have been in the Banyana Banyana side since 2004 and we have tried for so long to beat the Nigerians, but luck has never been on our side. But now we have proved that we can compete and beat the best on the continent,” said Van Wyk, whose strike was her ninth in a Banyana Banyana jersey.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
China’s Lu Xiaojun broke two of his own world records as he took the Olympic gold in the men’s 77kg weightlifting category. Lu Xiaojun headed the field with a world record total of 379 kg, one more than his previous world best, and Wednesday set a separate world record of 175 kg in the snatch part of the event, beating his own record of 174 kg.He achieved the overall record with a clean and jerk lift of 204 kg, which he managed on his last lift despite sinking into a squat with the massive weight above his head before completing the lift.”I feel absolutely amazing,” Lu said.Asked about breaking records, he said it was “not bad.””Most of the records were my own to begin with. But I’m very happy.”His compatriot Lu Haoije managed a total of 360 kg to give China a one-two finish, despite injuring his left arm during the competition.”During the second snatch my elbows were stretched. The right not so bad, but the left very bad,” he said.Asked how he was still able to compete, Lu Haoije said: “It is the Olympics. How could I just give up? I just decided to try everything.”Bronze went to Cuba’s Ivan Cambar Rodriguez, who managed a total of 349 kg before watching his two main rivals for third place failing to make their lifts.Thailand’s Chatuphum Chinnawong twice managed to lift the 195 kg weight he needed for bronze above his head in the clean and jerk, but failed to manage a legal lift, while Egyptian lifter Ibrahim Ramadan Ibrahim’s failure at 197 kg was enough to guarantee Cambar Rodriguez a bronze.advertisement
Under his chairmanship, NHT housing starts have increased dramatically and in the 2017/18 financial year, the NHT is set to achieve approximately 5,200 housing starts, which will be, by far, the highest number of NHT housing starts in approximately twenty (20) years. Story Highlights In expressing appreciation to Dr. Clarke, Prime Minister Holness stated, “In accordance with the policy of my government, Ambassador Clarke’s stewardship of the National Housing Trust has been characterized by a refocusing of the Trust on its central task of providing housing solutions, and in particular, affordable housing solutions.” Prime Minister Andrew Holness today thanked Ambassador Dr Nigel Clarke for his service to Jamaica as Chairman of the National Housing Trust, Chairman of the Board of the Port Authority of Jamaica and Deputy Chairman of the Economic Growth Council. Prime Minister Andrew Holness today thanked Ambassador Dr Nigel Clarke for his service to Jamaica as Chairman of the National Housing Trust, Chairman of the Board of the Port Authority of Jamaica and Deputy Chairman of the Economic Growth Council.Having been elected as Member of Parliament for NW St. Andrew last week Ambassador Clarke has given up all positions he held on government boards.In expressing appreciation to Dr. Clarke, Prime Minister Holness stated, “In accordance with the policy of my government, Ambassador Clarke’s stewardship of the National Housing Trust has been characterized by a refocusing of the Trust on its central task of providing housing solutions, and in particular, affordable housing solutions.”Under his chairmanship, NHT housing starts have increased dramatically and in the 2017/18 financial year, the NHT is set to achieve approximately 5,200 housing starts, which will be, by far, the highest number of NHT housing starts in approximately twenty (20) years.In addition, under Dr. Clarke’s Chairmanship, the NHT has completed planning for over 20,000 NHT housing starts by 2020 and has spearheaded innovative programs to drive even more growth in affordable housing solutions through partnership with the private sector.With respect to the Port Authority, the Prime Minister stated, “Dr Clarke assumed the Chairmanship of the Port Authority at a delicate time during the final stages of the divestment process of the Kingston Container Terminal and successfully oversaw the divestment and over US$400 million of investment for Jamaica.”Ambassador Clarke also served as Vice Chairman of the Economic Growth Council.The Prime Minister stated, “Ambassador Clarke was a guiding force behind the Work of the EGC; including wide ranging policy reform recommendations many of which have since been adopted by the Government.”Dr. Clarke continues to serve as an advisor to Prime Minister Holness and Ambassador of Economic Affairs, working out of the Office of the Prime Minister, interfacing with Multi-lateral agencies, and working closely in the monitoring of the Precautionary Stand-By Agreement with the IMF.