Deal OKs release of homeless

first_imgThe deal, which is still subject to court approval, will also end a class-action suit filed against Kaiser by the American Civil Liberties Union. “This is a landmark agreement on how the homeless should be treated,” Delgadillo said. Under the terms of the agreement, Kaiser will train and use special procedures in the treatment and release of homeless patients. Among the requirements is that they are provided clothing and transportation and a facility is contacted ahead of their release. Kaiser also agreed to increase the number of recuperative beds it has available for the homeless and the appointment of former federal Judge Lourdes Baird to monitor the agreement. “What happened to Ms. Reyes was disgraceful and this agreement will help bring dignity back to the treatment of homeless people,” said Mark Rosenbaum, legal director of the ACLU. In a major agreement with the largest hospital chain in Los Angeles, the City Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday a new set of procedures that officials hope will become a model for the treatment and release of homeless patients. At a news conference on Skid Row, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said Kaiser Foundation Hospital will immediately enforce the regulations at its 11 facilities and fund a $500,000 homeless-services program. The move ends a criminal case against Kaiser involving 64-year-old Carol Ann Reyes, who was improperly dropped off on Skid Row last November after she was released from a Kaiser facility wearing a hospital gown and a diaper. Reyes, who is now in a treatment facility, will be paid $5,000 as part of the settlement. Dr. Benjamin Chu, president of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California region, said the agreement is another step forward for the hospital in its treatment of the homeless. “It has been difficult during the past year for us when we look at this case,” Chu said. “We apologized to her immediately and still feel terrible about what happened.” Chu said he ordered a review of hospital procedures and and entered into talks with the City Attorney’s Office. The deal covered seven Kaiser hospitals within the City of Los Angeles, but Chu said it will be put into effect at all 11 Southern California Kaiser facilities. (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I’m open’ to re-signing with the Warriors

first_imgOAKLAND – The season had ended about 30 minutes earlier, and DeMarcus Cousins still seemed a bit dizzy.“A rollercoaster ride,” Cousins summed up.It sure was. Cousins signed with the Warriors on their taxpayer midlevel exception ($5.3 million) amid a depressed free-agent market after suffering a torn left Achilles tendon. Once he returned in mid January, Cousins faced mixed progress with his conditioning and adjusting his role. In Game 2 of the Warriors’ first-round matchup against the Los …last_img read more

Quiz für Geocache-Verstecker

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Passivhaus Finds a Home in the Bayou State

first_imgInsulated and airtightThe house has been variously dubbed “the 204House” or the “LeBois House.” The project features R-28 Icynene LD-R-50 walls and an R-55 Icynene LD-R-50 roof, with 2×6 and 2×8 advanced framing, Saft noted in an email to GBA. The exterior walls are wrapped in 1-inch polyisocyanurate, the roof in 2-inch polyiso. Siding consists of pre-painted fiber cement board and white standing seam metal panels. Saft said there is a 1-inch space between the siding and the polyiso to help “shade” the walls and prevent heat and moisture buildup.R-21 extruded polystyrene (XPS) was used for the basement/crawlspace walls, and R-16.5 XPS under the slab. Saft also used SeriousWindows’ 501 series vinyl-frame windows, with SeriousGlass 8 double-pane glass.The one renewable-energy component of the house is a 3.25-kW thin-film photovoltaic system by Houston-based WhirlwindSolar. Although sustainable materials and energy efficient design have found their way into some post-Katrina residential rebuilds on the Gulf Coast, Louisiana isn’t otherwise known for leading the charge to greener home construction. And that puts the house built by architect Corey Saft at the forefront of green housing in the state.The home, a 1,200-sq.-ft. three-bedroom, two-bath in the south-central town of Lafayette, is in fact an anomaly in Louisiana, mainly because Saft designed it to qualify not only for LEED Platinum certification but also certification by Passive House Institute US.Saft, a professor of architecture at the University of Louisiana, told the Lafayette-based news daily The Advocate that the building’s energy-recovery ventilator – an UltimateAir RecoupAerator, with MERV 12 filters – will deliver exceptional air quality. The home’s overall airtightness and shell insulation, he adds, make it “a little bit of an experiment” for housing in the Louisiana climate. RELATED ARTICLES Following Up on a Passive House in the Deep SouthDoes Passivhaus Work in New Orleans?Passive Aggressive The LeBois House in LafayettePassive House? The Le Bois Houselast_img read more

Crime Branch to probe elephants’ deaths

first_imgChief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal district. Expressing concerns over the incident, Mr. Patnaik directed that appropriate action be taken in case of any criminal negligence.Subsequently, a team of the Crime Branch visited Kamalanga village in Dhenkanal where seven elephants had died after coming in contact with sagging live 11 kV electric wire on Saturday.“We have already constituted a probe team under the leadership of CID Superintendent of Police Madhkar Sandeep Sampat. He would personally supervise the case. The probe would detect lapses that led to such a tragic incident,” said Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, Additional Director General (Crime Branch).Meanwhile, the State Forest and Environment department on Sunday filed a complaint against five executives of CESU, the power distribution company, at the Kantabania police station under the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. Naresh Patnaik, the CESU’s circle manager of Dhenkanal, Nihar Panigrahi, executive engineer, and Artatran Nayak, assistant engineer, have been named in the complaint.CESU blamed State’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Sandeep Tripathy had squarely blamed the CESU for the death of the elephants.“Due to non-rectification of sagging electric lines and non-cabling of transmission lines, the accident has occurred, claiming the lives of seven elephants in Meramundali section of the Dhenkanal forest division,” he said.The Divisional Forest Officer of Dhenkanal in November last year had written to the executive engineer of CESU to rectify sagging overhead transmission line of 11 kV from Kamalanga to Kalitalia of Meramundali section. But it was not rectified. As a result, the live wire were found sagging at a height of seven to eight feet.According to Ranjit Patnaik, a wildlife researcher, Indian Electricity Rules, 1955, mandates testing of all apparatus, cables and supply lines periodically. The same was decided at a number of coordination meetings between forest and energy departments. However, RTI information about inspection of power lines for the period from April 1, 2011 to December 15, 2016 (nearly six years) revealed no inspections, said Mr. Patnaik.last_img read more

Paul Lee’s new season off to rough start with thumb injury

first_imgPaul Lee re-injures thumb in first game of season. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Paul Lee’s start to the 2019-2020 PBA season hit a bit of a snag in Magnolia’s first game of the year.Magnolia not only lost 80-75 in overtime against TNT, but it also saw Lee get sidelined with an injury.ADVERTISEMENT Lee was already nursing a sore right thumb prior to the match against the KaTropa when he aggravated it early in the third quarter of the PBA Philippine Cup game Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“It’s just sad that I wasn’t able to help the team, but it does happen in games,” said Lee in Filipino. “That’s part of the job, so I’ll just wait for this to heal.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLee left the game at the 10:24 mark of the fourth quarter after his hand got slapped on a rebound play and he said that it will take at least a week for him to fully recover.The shooting guard, however, said he’ll be ready to practice with Gilas Pilipinas on Monday but he would refrain from joining the scrimmages to allow his thumb to heal. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “It’ll take around a week and the only bad part here is it was hit again after it got snagged in my teammate’s jersey in practice,” said Lee who played for 13 minutes in the Hotshots’ season opener.“I’ll be back, no problem, it just so happened that my thumb got hit earlier. The team assistants earlier asked me what I felt on my thumb and I told them that it was painful whenever I caught the ball so we decided that I’d sit the game out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Gilas Pilipinas practices with Andray Blatche for 2nd straight day US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more