TRMC staff enjoys flyover

first_img Book Nook to reopen Photo/Jaine Treadwell The TRMC staff watch the flyover by two C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 908th Airlift Wing on Tuesday afternoon. They flyover honored the frontline heroes in the COVID-19 response. TRMC was one of 10 Alabama hospital honored. Pictured are Amanda Pyron, Infection Control Officer, Madeline Driggers, Patient Care Tech, Amy Minor, Chief Clinical Officer and Rick Smith, CEO. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits TRMC staff enjoys flyover ‘Everything from cuts to curls’: Beauty shops, barbers reopen Business was brisk at the local hair salons and barber shops on Tuesday, following, Gov. Kay Ivey’s green light to… read more Published 6:59 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Email the author “The 908th Airlift Wing honors us every day with their service and we grateful to them for honoring TRMC and the nine other Alabama hospitals,” Smith said. “To be honored with the flyover by the C-130 Hercules aircraft was greatly appreciated.”Amy Minor, TRMC chief clinical officer, said, too, that the flyover was a tremendous honor. “We thank the 908th Airlift Wing for recognizing our staff for their response to COVID-19 and for what they do every day here at TRMC,” Minor said. The 908th Airlift Wing is stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery and conducts “Hercs Over Alabama Salutes to Heroes.” “We wanted to show our support for all of the great Alabamians doing everything they can in this fight against COVID-19,” said Col. Craig Drescher, commander of the 908th Airlift Wing. “We continue to hear all these amazing stories of people stepping up and going above and beyond their civic duty and we wanted to find a way to say thank you.”Drescher said the best way for the 908th to say thank you was to find a way to incorporate the thank you into already scheduled training missions.“We have members from all over the state, so we wanted to find a way to say thank you to the state and not just our home base city of Montgomery,” said Drescher. Skip By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Troy Regional Medical Center staff members eagerly awaited the flyover by two C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 908th Airlift Wing, Alabama’s only U.S. Air Force Reserve Wing, on Tuesday afternoon.The two-ship formation was scheduled to fly over Troy and nine other Alabama cities on Tuesday in order to honor the frontline heroes in the COVID-19 response.Rick Smith, TRMC chief executive officer, said he and his staff are honored to have been selected as one of the 10 hospitals for the flyover. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The two-ship formation was scheduled to fly over Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Muscle Shoals, Florence, Decatur, Huntsville, Birmingham, Auburn, Troy and Selma.The TRMC staff viewed the flyover from the hospital grounds. Other viewed the flyover from businesses along U.S. Highway 231 from neighborhoods along the flight plan. last_img read more

Big US companies form group to boost hiring of minorities in New York

first_imgOther companies in the group include Amazon.com Inc, Google, Microsoft Corp and Goldman Sachs, according to a press statement.US companies have been under increasing pressure to do more to provide minority groups with access to opportunities in the wake of anti-racism protests sparked by the death of a 46-year-old African-American man, George Floyd. Floyd died in May after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.The protests also came as minorities were disproportionately represented in coronavirus deaths, and lower-income communities in the United States were hit hard economically.“Today’s economic crisis is exacerbating economic and racial divides and exposing systemic barriers to opportunity”, Dimon said in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, adding that often high-achieving people across New York were not given opportunities at the city’s top employers.“Young people in low-income and minority communities feel this failure the most. Unless we actively work to close the gap, COVID-19 will make matters worse,” said the opinion piece which was co-authored with Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, the chancellor of the City University of New York.Topics : Leaders from major US companies, including banks and tech giants, have formed a group aimed at increasing the hiring of individuals from minority communities in New York.The New York Jobs CEO Council, which counts chief executives from 27 firms among its members, aims to hire 100,000 people from low-income Black, Latino and Asian communities by 2030.Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna and Accenture CEO Julie Sweet will co-chair the group.last_img read more

Conversation centers on political opinions

first_imgProfessor Michael Tesler from the University of California, Irvine presented a lecture, “Priming Predispositions and Changing Policy Positions,” to discuss how citizens change their minds regarding politics in the Von Kleinsmid Center on Monday morning. The event was hosted by the Department of Political Science as part of its visiting speaker series.Primetime · UC Irvine Professor Michael Tesler discusses the role of priming in forming political opinions during a lecture on campus Monday. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanTesler, whose specializations include public opinion and race politics, received his degrees at UCLA and also taught at Brown University. He is in the process of publishing a book titled Most-Racial: The Growing Racialization of Mass Politics in the Obama Era.Tesler began his talk by defining the difference between the social effects of priming and opinion change with political communication to citizens.“Priming [means] that the more attention mass communications pay to a particular aspect of political life, the more citizens use this to evaluate the candidates,” Tesler said.Tesler gave the example of a citizen changing his or her candidate preference while keeping a predetermined view on a specific issue as an instance of priming.“Opinion change is changing my views to match my candidate’s views,” Tesler said.Tesler believes some people tend to maintain and strengthen these views over time.“These two depend on how crystallized people’s opinions are at the time,” Tesler said. “By crystallized, I mean that these views are hardened over time and maintain a consistency throughout someone’s life.”One phenomenon discussed was the American electorate’s lack of information about certain policy concerns. Tesler said that some citizens tend to rely on mass media communications for their political opinions.“Most Americans lack well-developed positions about policies. Thus, they are heavily influenced by elite positions,” Tesler said.Tesler’s research came from analyzing events in presidential politics.“My research involved looking at new cases to see where information is either primed or an opinion change,” he said.Tesler examined presidential politics in administrations ranging from Eisenhower’s to Obama’s. One of the cases he brought up was the impact of Obama becoming the first president to openly support gay marriage in 2012.Tesler explained that this statement had a significant priming effect in changing public opinion to have a more favorable view of gay marriage.Tesler noted, however, that this priming effect was short-lived.“In two weeks’ time, the big priming effect that changed people’s opinion decays,” Tesler said. “Priming effects will disappear as new ideas become salient.”Tesler concluded his lecture by explaining how his research can explain some forms of political communications.“My priming hypothesis allows for political communications to affect the overall popularity of a candidate or issue,” Tesler said. “Political party-sponsored communication shapes some political attitudes, but it does not run roughshod over all of them.”Tesler also talked about how citizens can impact politicians by formulating their own political opinions.“Citizens can still hold politicians accountable if they take positions,” Tesler said.last_img read more