Mexico's hospitals are reeling under steep budget cuts by the country's new government, with surgery delays for children, reductions in testing and staffing shortages, hospital directors said on Friday, fanning anger over President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's austerity measures. The Federico Gomez public children's hospital in the Doctores neighborhood of Mexico City will have to cut its supply of anesthesia and nitric oxide by half as of June 1, according to a document from at least 11 public health institutions that was presented to lawmakers and seen by Reuters on Friday. "We've already had to cancel some surgeries," said Jaime Nieto, director of the Federico Gomez hospital, adding that surgical operations would be delayed by 50% and some 180 outsourced nurses and technical staff had been laid off.
Adekunle Peter, Benin Members of Edo Civil Society Organisations on Friday protested against the anti-electricity theft bill newly passed by the state House of Assembly as well as estimated billing for consumers. The Assembly had on Monday passed the bill which criminalises electricity theft, including meter bypass. Named “Electricity Theft Offence,” the bill prescribed a special court for electricity consumers in the Benin Electricity Distribution Company who bypass meters and engage in illegal connection. During the protest, the activists who were dressed in black attire and displayed placards with various inscriptions, chanted solidarity slogans. They vowed to resist the bill which they described
The City of Lawrence named three finalists for chief of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department on Friday afternoon. Lawrence City Manager Tom Markus named Michael Baker of Tulsa, Okla., and local candidates Shaun Coffey and Tom Fagan as the finalists, according to a city news release. The city began a search for a new chief in March. Former Lawrence Fire Chief Mark Bradford died in July 2018 and Coffey has been serving as interim fire chief since then. He has worked for the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department since 1985, serving in several positions. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical chief candidate Shaun Coffey Fagan, who currently serves as division chief, has been
Turkish security forces have killed two most wanted PKK terrorists in the eastern province of Elazığ, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Thursday. The terrorists were killed by provincial gendarmerie units during a counterterrorism operation launched in the rural areas of Yoğunbilek village in Elazığ's Arıcak district, the statement said. One of the terrorists was identified as Ferhat Akgün, who went by the codename "Sorej Tatvan." He was in the gray category of the Interior Ministry's Most Wanted Terrorist list and had a TL 300,000 bounty on his head, the statement added. The list categorizes terrorists in different color groups, red, blue, green, orange and gray, depending on the level of threat they pose to Turkey's national security.
NEW DELHI: A day before his election as leader of the NDA parliamentary party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reiterated his resolve to create a “new India” and fulfil the dreams of 130 crore people of the country, promising a new dawn. “The sun sets on this term but the brightness our work has brought will continue to illuminate the lives of millions. A new dawn awaits, a new term beckons. We are even more determined to fulfil the dreams of 130 crore Indians and create the New India all of us dreamt of,” Modi tweeted soon after he called on President Ram Nath Kovind and tendered his resignation to pave the way for formation of a new government. Speaking to ministers at meetings of the
Hundreds of criminals connected to the illegal drug trade are freely plying their trades as importers, go-betweens and hitmen in Canada — according to Quebec news outlet TVA Nouvelles — largely because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government dropped the visa requirement for Mexican travelers. TVA investigative journalist Felix Seguin spoke to several in-the-know sources who revealed there are 400 criminals who have recently entered Canada to traffic drugs — half of them living in Quebec while the other half are presumed to be mainly operating in the Toronto area. At least several of the estimated 400 who recently infiltrated the Canadian border are believed to have used fake Mexican
The mission of the Erie County Veterans Service Agency is to assist veterans and their families to apply for benefits they earned during their service. We also educate the community on what being a veteran entails and the sacrifices our veterans and their families have made. With that in mind, I'd like to share some information about Memorial Day. The holiday does not simply mean another day off from school or work to enjoy picnics and parties. It is a special and somber day for Americans to gather together and honor military members who died in service to protect our freedom. The idea of honoring our fallen comrades began after the Civil War. Across the country, as the North and South were still
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Friday continued his showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats regarding oversight of the Mueller investigation and potential impeachment, declaring: “It's over.” “All they do is want to try and do a redo of the Mueller report,” Trump charged, fielding questions from reporters at the White House as he departed for a trip to Tokyo, Japan. “They were very unhappy with the Mueller report. They want to do a redo of the Mueller report. It's over. There is no redo. They lost. It's very clear. There was no collusion. There was no obstruction so there's no redo.” Pressed by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A longtime Utah judge has been suspended without pay for six months after making critical comments online and in court about President Donald Trump, including a post bashing his "inability to govern and political incompetence." Judge Michael Kwan's posts on Facebook and LinkedIn in 2016-2017 violated the judicial code of conduct and diminished "the reputation of our entire judiciary," wrote Utah State Supreme Court Justice John A. Pearce in an opinion posted Wednesday. Kwan's Facebook account was private but could have been shared by friends, Pearce wrote. "Judge Kwan's behavior denigrates his reputation as an impartial, independent, dignified, and courteous jurist who takes
ALEXANDER OKERE examines the recent outcry by the Federal Government over an alleged plot by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari's administration and the concerns over a looming uprising amid the prevailing insecurity, political and socio-economic challenges. During the build-up to the 2015 general elections, there were serious arguments about the possibility of a disintegration of Nigeria. This, primarily, followed the prediction by a former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, that the country might not exist beyond 2015. While the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party was interested in retaining the presidency, the All Progressives
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders; Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Jon Tester, D-Mont.; former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke; Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas. CNN's "State of the Union" — Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Fox News Sunday" — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.
Over the past year, state Rep. Paul Hollis worked with Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany Parish, particularly with me and Gen. Carl Ernst in the development House Bill 261. The evolution of HB261 was the directly linked to the failed attempt in 2014 by the Senate Task Force to recommend the establishment of an Office of Inspector General for St. Tammany Parish. Instead, what was approved by the largely stacked anti-OIG Task Force was legislation to provide enhanced additional oversight to the Legislative Auditor that would have authority to randomly select one to three budget items each year on an agency they chose to audit. As time moved forward, with CCST's efforts, indictments came forward on many other high-profile elected officials, including former District Attorney Walter Reed, who ironically went to jail on May 17, six years almost to the day that CCST launched the largest recall of an elected official in St. Tammany.
Louisiana's great strengths are its people and its communities. But for the past several years, the people of Louisiana's largest metropolitan areas have had access to opportunities that people in smaller cities such as mine have not. The lack of statewide regulations for ride-sharing, that would allow companies like Uber and Lyft to operate everywhere, means communities like Alexandria do not have access to the job creation and improved mobility that this new technology makes possible. That's why when I represented Alexandria in Baton Rouge, I supported rules that would bring ride-sharing throughout the state. This year as mayor, I am calling on our legislators to come together once and for
The head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) appreciated Turkey's active role in the G20. "I think in particular [in the] G20, Turkey has been particularly active and [a] leading player," Guy Ryder told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Thursday after a meeting in the capital Ankara. Emphasizing the strong ties between Turkey and the ILO, he said the global organization wants to strengthen ties with partners in Turkey, including those in the government, trade unions and employers. He added that the ILO runs a $75-million technical cooperation program in Turkey, which is aimed at alleviating the hardships of Syrian refugees as well as increasing women employment and reducing child labor in the