Archive for January, 2008

Hand Gels Alone May Not Curb Infections

Doctors and nurses on the go often skip soap and water in favor of an alcohol-based hand gel, thinking the quick-acting goo will kill bacteria on their hands and curb the spread of infection. It turns out that’s not enough. (1 min ago)

HN: Czechs prefer Paroubek to Topol?nek as PM

Prague, Jan 28 – Some 57 percent of Czechs say former PM Jiri Paroubek (senior opposition Social Democrats, CSSD) was better than current PM Mirek Topolanek (senior ruling Civic Democrats, ODS), while 68 percent of businesspeople are of the opposite view, Hospodarske noviny wrote Monday. (41 secs ago)

Construction set to begin on Clarksville Goodwill store

A freestanding brick facade on Applegate Lane — all that remains of the Clarksville Goodwill store that burned nearly a year ago — soon will give way to a new set of walls. (1 min ago)

NSW hospitals to knock back ‘mildly ill’ patients

Hospitals on the New South Wales north coast will begin turning away people with minor ailments, in a bid to make beds available for those who are more seriously ill. (2 mins ago)

Better support for emotional wellbeing in schools – 25 pilot areas announced

Minister for Young People Kevin Brennan today announced the 25 local authorities that will begin the Targeted Mental Health in Schools project. (1 min ago)

Jerry’s the Lib Dems’ man

FORMER mayor Jerry Roodhouse has been chosen at the Liberal Democrats’ man to fight for the Rugby seat at the next general election. (20 secs ago)

Clegg to outline vision for NHS

A “care guarantee” for the elderly is expected to figure in the Lib Dems’ vision for the National Health Service. (2 mins ago)

What’s the cost?

As part of an ongoing series, the Times-News will publish information about spending of local governments in Alamance County. Today we look at the overall payroll of the county and its cities and towns. NOTE: Swepsonville and Ossipee did not supply information on request. (2 mins ago)

South Carolina Done; Clinton, Romney Take Nevada

Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils Saturday in Nevada presidential caucuses marred by late charges of dirty politics. While Mitt Romney carried Nevada for the GOP, John McCain and Mike Huckabee dueled for victory in a hard-fought Republican primary in South Carolina.  (2 mins ago)

Canadian Cleared in Tainted Blood Case

Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against the former head of the Canadian Red Cross on Friday, clearing him of responsibility in a tainted-blood scandal that infected thousands with HIV or hepatitis and left more than 3,000 dead. (52 secs ago)