Click here for the full story. YANKTON, S.D. – Authorities say an EMT who was tending to patients was injured when an ambulance driver fell asleep and crashed into an abandoned pickup truck on Interstate 90 in South Dakota. The Highway Patrol says the accident happened about 5 a.m. Tuesday near the Piedmont exit on I-90. The EMT was ejected from the vehicle. Authorities say she was transported to the Rapid City hospital with severe, non-life threatening injuries.
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Rivoira, Nippon Gases’ Italian entity, said its plants were “proceeding regularly” throughout Italy and that the company has adopted the following prevention procedures to slow the spread of coronavirus:Activation of a Crisis Committee – In charge of coordinating and implementing all activities necessary to ensure the immediate adoption of every preventation and protection measure to protect both its employees as well as suppliers and third partiesImplementation of a procedure for the self-control of the state of health, by its employees, who are required to comply with the prescriptions issued by the institutional bodies and to immediately report to the company any prescriptions imparted by themVerifying that the personnel used by Rivoria in carrying out each activity have not been given self-quarantine measures by the competent bodies, also in relation to the origin from epidemiological risk areas as identified by WHOIssuing instructions to all staff to ensure compliance by the same with all the rules, regulations and provisions of the competent authorities issued on the epidemic by coronavirus.Rivoira continues to closely monitor the situation and is in constant contact with the relevant authorities.The company said it will implement any further preventative measures should it need to.SpainNippon Gases Healthcare and its company specialised in home respiratory therapies, Oximesa Nippon Gases, has activated a series of contingency plans.The company said its main priority is to maintain the activity in all the pharmaceutical laboratories for the production and filling of medicinal gases with the aim of being able to carry out its activity ensuring demand and supply for all products.Among the measures implemented by Oximesa are:Activation of a team to coordinate and implement decisions aimed at guaranteeing the immediate adoption of all prevention and protection measures for employees, external collaborators and supplier companies.Implementation of temporary measures that help reduce the risk of infection and spread of the disease, such as the use of digital technology to telework in those positions in the company that are possible.For employees who must go to the company’s facilities or make home or hospital visits, individual protection measures have been extreme, as well as cleaning and hygiene measures. Likewise, in the centres where it is possible, other actions have been established to improve employee safety, such as flexibility to enter the centres to avoid busy hours on public transport.Implementation of a policy of restriction of business trips, external meetings, as well as visits outside the company’s facilities.Communication through corporate means of access for all employees, to publicise all the measures, actions and regulations to be applied, guaranteeing the immediacy of communication of information related to coronavirus.ScandinaviaAt present, Nippon Gases said its operations in Scandinavia are unaffected and deliveries are running as normal.The company said it is regularly following information from the public health authority and has introduced the recommended safeguards.“Nippon Gases takes the situation very seriously and has therefore introduced additional measures to prevent infection and spread among employees, partners, subcontractors and of course our customers,” the company said in a statement.“We try to contribute in the best possible way to assist the community in this challenging moment by, among other things, stricter hygiene rules and travel restrictions applicable to all our facilities and our staff.”
Tributes have been paid to Lord Bingham of Cornhill, the former lord chief justice and one of the pre-eminent judges of his generation, following his death on Saturday. He had been suffering from cancer and died at his home in Wales aged 76. Following a career at the bar, Lord Bingham’s distinguished judicial career saw him become the first ever judge to hold the top three judicial posts – master of the rolls, lord chief justice and senior law lord. His death was announced by the trustees of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Lord Bingham was president and chairman of the institute, which set up the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in his honour. Institute director Robert McCorquodale said: ‘The trustees, members and staff express their deepest sympathy to Lady Bingham and the rest of his family for their great loss. The passing of this exceptional man will also be mourned by innumerable members of the legal community, both in Britain and in the wider world. ‘He will be remembered for his outstanding career, his brilliant mind and his impeccable judgement, as well as for his vast reserves of energy, his humility and his warmth towards others. We will miss him greatly.’ Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge said: ‘On behalf of the judiciary of England and Wales, I would like to express my sorrow at the death of Tom Bingham, the most respected, distinguished and admired judge of our times.’ ‘His contributions to our understanding of the significance of the rule of law, and the principled development of the common law, have been unequalled in our generation. ‘Judges throughout the world will recognise Tom Bingham as one of the great jurists of this generation and one of the great common law judges.’
Derwin James injury update: Chargers’ star safety (broken foot) to miss 3-4 months, report says “When or if Melvin reports, he’ll play this season under his current contract, and we’ll just revisit it after the season,” Telesco said, via ESPN.Gordon, 26, had been looking for an extension or a deal away from the Chargers and the team recently gave him permission to seek a trade elsewhere, according to a report this weekend from NFL Network. Related News Chargers GM on Melvin Gordon’s holdout: ‘I haven’t solved this one yet’ Some potentially big news for the #Chargers: They have given the reps for Melvin Gordon permission to seek a trade, sources say. He’ll explore his options, which include returning. But big few days.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2019Gordon told ESPN last month he is staying ready to play by working out “rigorously” in California. “Just waiting on the call,” said Gordon, who is reportedly prepared to sit out the entire season if a resolution isn’t reached. Melvin Gordon, who is nearly five weeks into a holdout, told ESPN he is training rigorously in Calif. and staying ready to play football. He wants to play but continues to wait for a resolution, doesn’t want to discuss the contract. “Just waiting on the call,” he said.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 19, 2019The Chargers originally selected Gordon out of Wisconsin with the No. 15 pick in the 2015 draft. He has rushed for 3,628 yards and scored 38 total touchdowns during his four-year career.”I’m disappointed (Gordon’s holdout) has lasted this long. I pride myself in having solutions to problems, and I haven’t solved this one yet,” Telesco said last week. “We know what he means to our team, and even bigger than that what he means to our organization.” Melvin Gordon won’t be getting a new contract from the Chargers. Los Angeles will not be negotiating a new deal with the running back — who is currently holding out — during the season, general manager Tom Telesco told reporters Sunday. Gordon has one year remaining on his rookie contract, which will pay him about $5.6 million, according to Spotrac.The Chargers will host the Colts in Week 1 action next Sunday.