Archive for September, 2010

Lai-Bitker Steps into EMS Fray

Backstage politicking apparently prevented Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant from moving forward with the city’s planned presentation to the city council about Alameda’s lapsed EMS contract with the county. (2 mins ago)

New marketing director at Epoch of Weston

Holly Sheppard has joined Epoch of Weston as the marketing director for its Alzheimer’s Assisted Living community. Sheppard is a knowledgeable local resource for health care professionals and families who need information about the care and services available for people living with memory impairment. (38 secs ago)

Asian shares down after Wall Street stumbles

Most Asian stock markets retreated in early trading Tuesday as a lackluster showing by Wall Street extended across the Pacific. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average fell 0.8 percent to 9,529.8, with exporters hurt by the yen’s resilience. (16 secs ago)

Athena update: Winners reflect on honor

All five of Shelby County’s Athena recipients gathered at Indiana Downs on Friday for a luncheon and a chance to reflect on their distinctive honor. The women unanimously said that receiving the award made them decide to work even harder to serve their community. (2 mins ago)

Kenya says West wasting money on anti-piracy ships

Kenya’s foreign minister said Saturday the millions being spent to fight pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia should be spent instead on helping the country become a functioning state. (2 mins ago)

Schwarzenegger wants new home health care hiring laws

SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called on state lawmakers to enact legislation that would prevent violent felons from caring for ailing residents in California home health care programs. (2 mins ago)

Patient safety cost State 59.9m up to August this year

FAILURE TO protect patient safety has a major economic effect as well as a human one, Minister for Health Mary Harney said yesterday. (16 secs ago)

Wolfmother says no to tobacco sponsorship

Wolfmother has pulled out of what is expected to be the biggest-ever music festival in South East Asia because it is being sponsored by a tobacco company. (31 secs ago)

Exclusive Poll: Where Do Voters Stand?

The heat is rising in the race for Tennessee governor, but where do voters stand? (20 secs ago)

Surprise Del. primary winner seeks GOP support

DOVER, Del. – Some members of a GOP establishment that once shunned tea party favorite Christine O’Donnell are getting behind her now that she has won the Republican Senate primary, offering help in the form of cash and experienced staffers. (31 secs ago)