The company is notifying affected patients with a letter and a phone call. Nearly 25,000 of the unreliable tests were in the central Florida area. A faith-based health care provider announced Saturday that results from more than 35,000 COVID-19 tests that were performed by a third-party lab are unreliable.The majority of the questionable tests were conducted here in Florida.AdventHealth says the situation has created “unacceptable delays.” The company did not name the third-party lab in a statement.However, it explained that the tests were a mixture of positive and negative results. Additionally, some tests have not yet been returned.“While we work successfully with many other labs across multiple states to provide COVID-19 tests for our communities, we have terminated our contract with this particular lab and share in the disappointment and frustration this situation has created. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and uncertainty it has caused,” Terry Shaw, president/CEO of AdventHealth, wrote in the statement.We’ve been made aware the third-party lab we contracted with is unable to process COVID-19 tests, & won’t be providing your results. We’re deeply sorry, Ashley, & share your frustration. If you have symptoms or any questions, please call us at 877-847-8747 so we can help.— AdventHealth (@AdventHealth) May 16, 2020 AdventHealth spokeswoman Melanie Lawhorn says the company has 49 hospitals in nine states. Two the states are joint venture systems and were not affected by the unreliable testing problem.Over 630,000 people in Florida have been tested for coronavirus as of Saturday afternoon.According to the Florida Department of Health, there are more than 44,800 confirmed cases in the state, and at least 1,964 deaths.On Monday, the state is increasing restaurant and retail store capacity from 25 to 50 percent, and is allowing the reopening of museums, libraries and gyms at 50 percent capacity. Bars and movie theaters will remain closed. Additionally, Miami-Dade and Broward counties will join phase one of the reopening process Monday.Those two South Florida counties, along with Palm Beach County, have been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with about 58 percent of the state’s cases.
England scooped the Nations Cup trophy at the German Girls’ Open with an impressive sub-par team performance at St Leon-Rot.Rosie Belsham, Charlotte Heath, Lily May Humphreys and Mimi Rhodes took the honours with a score of 12-under par, beating Germany by one stroke.Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow), Heath (Huddersfield) and Belsham (Whitley Bay) went on to score seven-under for the 72-hole championship and a share of eighth place. Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland) finished on five-under.It’s the latest in a series of notable performances by England Golf squad players. Belsham recently won the girls’ title at the Fairhaven Trophies with a record score of 23-under par, and Humphreys has won the Irish and Welsh women’s open titles this season.In the simultaneous Boys’ Open, the English challenge was led by Kent’s Jacob Kelso (Kings Hill) who tied 11th on six-under par. Kelso is a past winner of the English Boys’ County Champion of Champions tournament.Click here for girls’ scoresClick here for boys’ scoresCaption: from left, Mimi Rhodes, Lily May Humphreys, Charlotte Heath and Rosie Belsham. 2 Jun 2019 Nations Cup triumph for England girls Tags: German Boys and Girls’ Open
Flooding on the Nelson waterfront along with the worst June for rain on record has put the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League underwater this season.“It’s been a very trying season,” league spokesperson R.J. Warren told The Nelson Daily.“We played out first game since June 15 on July 3.”“Instead of Lakeside Ball Diamonds we’re calling them Lake Diamonds,” Warren added.The league started the season in May with 17 teams. The season was moving along briskly until June’s rains wiped most of the games.Then came the flooding along the Nelson waterfront, which cost the league even more games.The results forced the league reps to move games to Queen Elizabeth Park — two games are played each evening.Warren said league reps held a meeting to determine when, and where, the playoff tournament would be played — Salmo, Mount Sentinel or Queen Elizabeth Park.The result was an eight-to-eight vote split, which one team already folding for the season due to the cancellations.“We’re going to play the tournament at Queen Elizabeth,” said Warren.The tournament, originally set for July 20-22, begins Sunday, July 15 with preliminary round games.The Final is set for Sunday, July 22.Hopefully it doesn’t rain.
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Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now You want revenue growth? You want to make your goals? Here are your three imperatives.Create Enough OpportunitiesTo improve your revenue numbers and reach your goals, you need to generate opportunities. You might be able to acquire enough opportunities within your existing client accounts, but it isn’t likely. Opportunity acquisition is your very first problem and it should be your first priority each week.You create new opportunities by prospecting.If you want growth, you have to dedicate time to the activities that generate opportunities. If you put some other activity in front of opportunity acquisition, those activities will like crowd out the time you need to prospect and nurture your dream clients. If your honest with yourself, you know this is true.Put opportunity creation first and dedicate the necessary time to prospecting.Improving Your Win RateEvery sales interaction counts. It’s imperative that you execute your sales process and that this process helps your buyer navigate their buying process. You can generate all the opportunities that you want, but if you’re not effective enough at the moment of truth you don’t advance opportunities—and you don’t win them.You improve your win rate by following your sales process. You also improve your win rate by planning the outcomes of your sales interactions. Deep down, you know that opportunities are too rare to squander. Winging it isn’t a plan for value creation. Your effectiveness during sales interactions is the key to winning.Focus on executing and improving your win rate.Capture More ValueThe final imperative is to capture more value from each and every opportunity. You need to create the most value possible for your clients so that you can capture the most value for you and your sales organization. It’s easier to win small deals and it’s often faster. But you need an average deal size that allows you to reach your goals.Capturing more value requires that you build bigger deals. It might also mean you increase the size of target accounts. It almost always means improving your ability to create enough value to capture more of it yourself (i.e. selling well enough that you don’t have to discount).Focus on creating the maximum value for your clients and capturing some of the value that you create.These are the three imperatives for revenue growth: creating opportunities, improving your win rate, and capturing more value.QuestionsAre you creating enough opportunities? Are you dedicating enough time to opportunity acquisition?Is your win rate improving? Declining? Are you executing your sales process and preparing for each sales interaction as if it matters?Are you selling your clients what’s easy or what they really need? Are you selling small prospects instead of the dream clients you really need to build your business?
Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee secretary general Lalit Bhanot.The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday arrested former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and OC Director General V.K. Verma in connection with alleged irregularities in the Rs 107-crore deal inked with a Swiss timing firm. Official sources said Bhanot and Verma who were earlier called for questioning at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi have been put under arrest. “They were called for questioning by Deputy Superintendent of Police Girish Bharadwaj in connection with the Swiss Time Keeping case,” a CBI official requesting anonymity said. Bhanot and Verma had earlier been booked under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) of IPC and various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, along with Switzerland-based firm Swiss Timing Ltd and other unknown persons. Sources said Bhanot reached the CBI Headquarters on Wednesday morning and he was questioned in connection with details relating to the contract given to the Swiss time-keeping company. Verma joined him in questioning soon after. A CBI spokesperson had earlier said that the two officers had abused their official position and entered into criminal conspiracy with the foreign firm and other unknown persons “to cheat the government in awarding contract to the said company for acquiring Timing, Scoring and Result (TSR) System at exorbitant rates of Rs 107 crore.” He had said the expression of interest (EOI) was published announcing that only the Swiss firm met the laid down criteria. “Subsequently, request for proposal (RFP) was issued on October 1, 2009. This was surreptitiously amended on October 4, 2009, thereby making the bids even more restrictive. In response to RFP, two bids were received. However, a Spain-based firm was allegedly wrongfully eliminated at the pre-qualification bid stage,” the spokesman had said. – With inputs from PTIadvertisement
UNC Notice Of Allegations UNC/TwitterNorth Carolina, which had been served a notice of allegations back on May 20 relating to an academic fraud investigation, has released the NCAA’s findings this afternoon. The organization is alleging five major violations. Each of them are considered “Level 1” – severe breaches of conduct. The Notice Of Allegations includes 325 pieces of “Factual Information” relating to the case.You can read the entire 59-page NOA here. If you’re looking for a summary of the major violations, we’ve listed them below. Per the NCAA:1. It is alleged that beginning in the 2002 fall semester and continuing through the 2011 summer semester, the institution provided impermissible benefits to student-athletes that were not generally available to the student body. 2. It is alleged that from April 2007 to July 2010, Jan Boxill (Boxill), then philosophy instructor, director of the Parr Center for Ethics, women’s basketball athletic academic counselor in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) and chair of the faculty, knowingly provided extra benefits in the form of impermissible academic assistance and special arrangements to women’s basketball student-athletes. 3. It is alleged that in 2014 and 2015, Deborah Crowder (Crowder), former student services manager in the African and Afro-American Studies department, violated the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when she failed to furnish information relevant to an investigation of possible violations of NCAA legislation when requested to do so by the NCAA enforcement staff and the institution. Specifically, Crowder refused to participate in an interview with both the institution and the enforcement staff despite at least three requests for her participation. 4. It is alleged that in 2014 and 2015, Dr. Julius Nyang’oro (Nyang’oro), former professor and chair of the African and Afro-American Studies department, violated the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when he failed to furnish information relevant to an investigation of possible violations of NCAA legislation when requested to do so by the enforcement staff and the institution. Specifically, Nyang’oro refused to participate in an interview with both the institution and the enforcement staff despite at least five requests for his participation. 5. It is alleged that the scope and nature of the violations set forth in Allegation Nos. 1 and 2 demonstrate that the institution violated the NCAA principles of institutional control and rules compliance when it failed to monitor the activities of Jan Boxill (Boxill), then philosophy instructor, director of the Parr Center for Ethics, women’s basketball athletics academic counselor in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) and chair of the faculty. Further, the institution exhibited a lack of institutional control in regard to the special arrangements constituting impermissible benefits athletics academic counselors and staff within African and Afro-American Studies (AFRI/AFAM) department provided to student-athletes. North Carolina has 90 days from the issuance of the allegations to respond. Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham is expected to address the alleged violations during a press conference at 1:30 PM ET.
Prince Harry praised the unconquerable character of injured servicemen and women and their families as his Invictus Games ended with a fantastic music concert.Prince Harry speaks on stage at the Invictus closing ceremonyCredit/Copyright: www.princehenryofwales.org/His words were echoed by The Queen who sent a message of support to the competitors, describing how she had been “deeply moved by your courage, determination and talent”.After staging the Olympic Games, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games, Prince Harry said the nation had once again put on a successful sporting event with the Invictus Games – “It’s what we do and damn we do it well.”More than 400 competitors from 13 nations took part in the four-day championship and during the concert, staged in the former Olympic Park, the men and women – many with missing limbs – paraded on to the stage to receive a medal commemorating taking part in the games.Towards the end of the show, Prince Harry told the sell-out crowd of more than 25,000: “These games have shone a spotlight on the ‘unconquerable’ character of servicemen and women and their families – their invictus spirit.”The Prince has been the driving force behind the games after being inspired by a similar project in the US called the Warrior Games.He said: “These games have been about seeing guys sprinting for the finish line and then turning round to clap the last man in. They have been about team-mates choosing to cross the line together; not wanting to come second, but not wanting the other guys too either.“These games have shown the very best of the human spirit.”In keeping with the ethos of the games, medal totals have not been officially produced but the UK won more than 55 golds.Prince Harry stressed that after the games many of the competitors would need jobs but they should receive the same treatment they had before their injuries, and be viewed “with respect, admiration and recognition of their considerable talent.”The Queen’s message, read to the crowds by her grandson, said: “As I have followed the competition over the past four days, I have been deeply moved by your courage, determination and talent.“All of you have used the power of sport to enhance your own recovery and to raise wider awareness of the enormous challenges faced by wounded veterans.”The audience, which included Harry’s former girlfriend Cressida Bonas and Princess Eugenie, enjoyed a concert featuring the Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, The Vamps, Rizzle Kicks, James Blunt, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Adams and Military Wives Choir.Prince Harry has said he will end the night by having a birthday beer with Britain’s team captain double-amputee Dave Henson as both men turn 30 this week.The ex-Army officer, who retired from the military in March, won gold in the 200 metres and a team gold in the seated volleyball in front of a screaming Copper Box arena crowd.Mr Henson said: “In terms of Britain’s performance I’m feeling pretty ecstatic.”The former soldier, who lost his legs when he was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan’s HelmandProvince in February 2011, added: “What we wanted to achieve was this recovery, this positive mental attitude through participating in sport.”He said that the emotional response of the foreign forces’ families to the welcoming crowds at Wednesday’s opening ceremony had made the games worthwhile.Mr Henson said: “The sport from Thursday to now is the icing on top of the cake, you could see on Wednesday night that Prince Harry’s aim had already been achieved by the opening ceremony, because people had already gained that recognition, that support they needed.”Source:www.princehenryofwales.org
State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake will host a coffee hour on Monday, March 20 at Highland Township Public Library, located at 444 Beach Farm Circle in Highland from 6 to 7:30 p.m.“Listening to the workers and residents of our community is a priority for me,” said Rep. Runestad. “I want to be your voice at the state Capitol and keep your trust.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Runestad at 517-373-2616 or via email at [email protected]##### 08Mar Rep. Runestad to host coffee hour in Highland Township Categories: Runestad News