SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
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Public spending cuts were central to the Government response to the banking crash. Laura Drysdale examines how Yorkshire’s services have been affected in the past decade. When the coalition Government was formed in 2010, Chancellor George Osborne described how it had “inherited one of the most challenging fiscal positions in the world”. Britain’s deficit was the largest in its peacetime history and the state was borrowing £1 for every four it spent.“From 2001 onwards, public spending grew steadily as a share of the economy and a structural budget deficit began to emerge,” Osborne’s 2010 Spending Review stated after the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats came to power in May that year. “Government measures to tackle this structural deficit did not begin to take effect until 2010, by which time the impact of the financial crisis had made an unaffordable situation unsustainable.”Osborne’s review set out how the … [Read more...] about On a cliff edge: How Yorkshire’s councils, police and NHS have been hit by age of austerity
Loss of water will 'become a reality' if people ignore hosepipe ban warns NI Water BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Northern Ireland Water have warned that households across Northern Ireland could suffer a complete loss of water if people ignore the hosepipe ban. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/loss-of-water-will-become-a-reality-if-people-ignore-hosepipe-ban-warns-ni-water-37066920.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37066059.ece/6e413/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_3ea5831d-baf9-4092-b622-eb3f7605fcc0_1 Email Northern Ireland Water have warned that households across Northern Ireland could suffer a complete loss of water if people ignore the hosepipe ban. The hosepipe ban is still in place and will be for the foreseeable future given the continuing high temperatures across the country. Temperatures have remained around the low 20C's on Saturday after pushing 30C for much of last week. Sunday is set to be another warm and Sunday day with … [Read more...] about Loss of water will ‘become a reality’ if people ignore hosepipe ban warns NI Water
If you park at Oakbrook Center, your car may be part of a candid camera scenario, as security cars drive up and down aisles in lots and garages, using license plate reading technology to check the plate numbers on vehicles.The license plate recognition system, which has been used since late 2016, helps Oakbrook Center monitor and enforce that shopping center employees are parking in designated areas and leaving the best parking for guests, explained Marissa Ellenby, senior manager of communications for General Growth Properties, the owner/operator of Oakbrook Center.“Our research has shown us that parking is a top pain point of our shoppers,” Ellenby stated.But a senior investigative researcher for an organization that defends civil liberties in the digital world says the use of license plate recognition systems raise privacy questions.“It’s important that businesses respect their customers,” said Dave Maass of the 28-year-old Electronic Frontier … [Read more...] about Oakbrook Center security scans license plates in its parking lots, raising privacy concerns
0 Have your say WHEN it comes to delivering services, small and local should be beautiful. Yorkshire is blessed with a vast collection of dynamic, well-managed and profitable SMEs – that’s small and medium-sized enterprises – who would be delighted to take on public sector work in their local community. However, many of these firms feel they have been denied the chance to make their case because of large operators with sharp elbows.One of these giant contractors – Carillion – went into liquidation earlier this year, leaving in its wake a £900m debt pile, a £590m pension deficit and hundreds of millions of pounds in unfinished public contracts. Nobody could claim that Carillion’s collapse came out of the blue. Last year, it issued three profit warnings in five months and wrote off more than £1bn from the value of contracts.Carillion flopped, its critics argued, because it made mistakes that no well-run SME would ever make. … [Read more...] about Greg Wright: After Carillion’s fall, local firms deserve a chance