Temporary Road Closure – Shields St

first_imgTemporary Road Closure – Shields St In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2009, notice is hereby given that the area of road described and shown hereunder has been temporarily closed. This road area is no longer available for public use and a road permit has issued to the adjoining owner to allow exclusive use of such road area.Description An area of 64m2 of road being part of Shields Street, Cairns, adjoining lot 1 on RP707370 shown as road permit area on the sketch plan hereunder. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Cairns, Government, Local Government, road closurelast_img read more

Longmont (CO) Public Safety Stops Ketamine Use

first_imgLongmont Acting Public Safety Chief Rob Spendlow emphasized during the meeting that the department discontinued its use of ketamine, a drug that can be used as a sedative, on Sept. 16. He also went over the department’s use of force policy, which states that chokeholds are prohibited. Ketamine’s Versatility Makes it a Powerful Tool for EMSKetamine Considerations for Prehospital UseExcited Delirium Strikes without Warning Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo. Christensen said she was “very happy to know” that the use of ketamine was discontinued in Longmont. McClain, a 23-year-old Black man, died on Aug. 30, days after he was reportedly tackled and choked by Aurora police and injected with ketamine by a paramedic, according to The Denver Post. “I would be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to say how incredibly proud I am of the public safety staff,” Spendlow said. “We work hard to provide alternatives our CORE, LEAD and some of the other things we do. Use of force, and it’s something we live daily, should always, always be our last resort.” Longmont Fire and Longmont AMR administered ketamine 93 times since 2018, with 68 of those instances being for pain management and 25 for excited delirium, Spendlow said during the meeting. Satur said the policy is under final review and is expected to be put in place in the weeks to come. Spendlow also read through parts of the public safety’s use of force policy, which notes that chokeholds are prohibited, with the exception “of protecting yourself or another person who is in imminent danger of being killed or receiving serious bodily injury.” “If you use too much, you can kill somebody,” she said. The study session discussion was initiated by Councilwoman Polly Christensen. She said she called for a release of the information one week after George Floyd, a Black man, died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, sparking mass protesting across the U.S., the state and the county. The waiver required that all use of the drug be directly reviewed by Longmont Public Safety Medical Director Dr. Julie Krell Hall. The waiver was specific on requirements in administering the drug, including required personnel training, testing and medical director authorization. Administration of the drug was intended for pain management and sedation in the presence of suspected agitated delirium, according to information from Satur. Satur said the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training, which manages the certification and training of all peace officers, requires ongoing anti-bias training be completed at least once every five years. (c)2021 the Daily Times-Call (Longmont, Colo.) Spendlow also told council members that public safety is working to finalize a use of force during medical emergencies policy that provides direction to Longmont Public Safety officials in those scenarios. Longmont Police Services Division’s current use of force and use of force reporting policy was instituted in 1992, but is reevaluated at least once a year, Satur said in a follow up phone interview Tuesday night. He said the department has “always” had a use of force policy. Councilwoman Susie Hidalgo-Fahring brought up the importance of implicit bias training in the police force. The policy defines a medical emergency as: “A subject experiencing a medical emergency which renders a person incapable of making a rational decision under circumstances and their actions, combative behavior, or resistance poses an immediate threat of serious harm to the person or others, and their medical condition will not be resolved by leaving them alone.” “It’s being able to pick up on those (biases) and adjust and respond accordingly,” Hidalgo-Fahring said. “It’s really a matter of having that individual put their biases aside, check those and have it be an innate action.” Photo/Longmont Fire, Police and Community Health and Resilience “Our police have seen and had to deal with people in situations that I doubt most people could bear,” Christensen said. “I wanted our community to feel reassured that our police are good police and they are thoughtful and careful and we have policies. Every case is different, we have to be able to trust that our police officers have good training and good judgment.” People can view the Longmont Police Service Division’s use of force policy, as well as the medical use of force policy online as part of council’s meeting packet at bit.ly/3s05DzB. “At the time, we did not know of the case of Elijah McClain’s death due to a ketamine injection in the custody of the Aurora police,” Christensen wrote in an email before the meeting Tuesday. “When I became aware of that case, I asked that Council and residents be publicly informed of the Longmont police policy on use of force, including sedative drugs like ketamine.” During the meeting Tuesday, Christensen emphasized that police “have an incredibly difficult job.” Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Visit the Daily Times-Call (Longmont, Colo.) at www.timescall.com ___ In an email before Tuesday’s meeting, Longmont Police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur said Longmont Public Safety stopped its use of ketamine in September under advisement from its medical director. Police didn’t administer the sedative, Satur said, but Longmont Fire had obtained a waiver in 2018 from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for pre-hospital use of the drug. (MCT) Kelsey Hammon “In those 93 uses we’ve never had an adverse effect,” he said. Following months of protesting across the nation this summer, which called on police reform in response to the deaths Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement, Longmont Public Safety officials sought to shed light on its own use of force policies during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Relatedlast_img read more

JennStrong2 update: A Merry Christmas Miracle from The Hotel

first_imgYes, the most beautiful girl in the world is back at The Hotel – just in time for Christmas.Sometimes you make a holiday wish and it really does comes true!When she received a life-saving lymphocyte infusion on Nov. 19th, it was designed to do this – put her back into the hospital sometime between Day 30 and Day 60 post transfusion to experience GVHD (graft vs. host disease).Now, we await the “natural chemotherapy” to take over and identify and attack her leukemia. The past month has been very difficult at home. She has rarely left bed over the past three weeks as this complex beast has taken over her body. As her blood counts rose and improved, her energy fell. As her bone marrow got stronger, so did the disease in attacking her.It’s a helluva thing to witness – all of this. Jenn is very thin, very frail, and very uncomfortable. A friend asked me yesterday how she’s doing and all I’ve got for you is this: she truly hasn’t had a “good day” since August.She spent 47 days at the hospital the first time. Then, four more after the cheesecake incident. Then, two more after the post-Thanksgiving pumpkin roll. We also did an all-nighter in the ER at Johns Hopkins (a.k.a. “hell”) on a Ravens game day morning.Tonight, on Christmas Eve while her family gathers in New Hampshire for their traditional Polish kielbasa meal, Jenn will be spending her 112th night at Johns Hopkins in the cancer ward since March 2014.As my mom has said: “She’s been through it…”But it’s not over and we really don’t know where the end of this journey is leading or where the graft vs. host reaction will lead us in the coming weeks. I outlined the potential side effects here on Thanksgiving in my previous update about Jenn.The doctors are using steroids to combat and control the GVHD. They’re also doing various things to keep her more comfortable and monitor her diabetes at the hospital. We expected a sunburn-ish rash but that hasn’t happened. Instead, it’s been high liver numbers and various cramping and all-over discomfort.While she battles and heals, we’d love to remind you of some ways that you can help us help others in the fight.There are two things you can do to help us during your holiday meals and visits.Please encourage all of the healthy young people at your holiday meal to get on the bone marrow registry at deletebloodcancer.org or via www.ThereGoesMyHero.org. Tell them our story! This is how Jenn’s life was saved. We’re paying it forward by trying to get you to help us save more lives in the future. Be a hero!And if you’re still shopping after Christmas, please use our giveaspit.com app for your online purchases. This helps our partner at There Goes My Hero, who help local folks in the leukemia fight.Please keep them in your thoughts as well. We lost a family friend’s daughter on Tuesday to leukemia. She was diagnosed 12 days ago and now she’s gone. It was so sudden, so incredibly sad and awful – simply beyond words.She was 16. She was full of life. She loved sports. She was the niece of one of my incredible Dundalk High Class of 1985 classmates – a guy named Frank Vanik, who battled multiple sclerosis for three decades with such grace, dignity and “life” that it takes my breathe away.I wanted to share this video of Michael Vick being kind to my pal Frank Vanik because it made him very happy toward the end of his journey on earth.And we want to honor Frank’s memory – he was such an incredible pillar of strength and courage for Jenn and I and we think of him often – and his amazing, strong, beautiful family on this holiday as they’re suffering a tragedy at the hands of leukemia.Keep them in your thoughts.We’re sending massive holiday love to all who love us and strength to everyone who is in the fight…Keep the faith!Make someone happy! Eat! Drink! Love! Live!Merry Christmas from us over at The Hotellast_img read more