Marfa Public Radio brings storytelling event to Odessa

first_img WhatsApp Twitter What: Marfa Public Radio live storytelling seriesWhen: 6 p.m. Monday happy hour event, 7:30 p.m. storytelling beginsWhere: The Rose Building, 415 N. Grant Ave. Marfa Public Radio brings storytelling event to Odessa Pinterest Twitter Marfa Public Radio logo All across the Permian Basin, from under pumpjacks and between the mesquite, West Texas has its stories to tell.Marfa Public Radio wants them to be heard.The station is set to host a live storytelling event and happy hour April 2 at The Rose Building downtown, continuing an ongoing event series with its first stop in Odessa.The theme for the Odessa event is ‘All or Nothing,’ with participants encouraged to take to the microphone to share stories with the room about taking risks and going for broke.Events are recorded with stories broadcast on air, and uploaded to Marfa Public Radio’s website.“We see storytelling as one of the most democratic arts,” station producer Diana Nguyen said over the phone Monday. “The whole point of the storytelling event is to bring people closer together.“You find out things about your neighbors, or people you see every day, that you don’t necessarily know about them. We get people to tell true stories about themselves, and it’s really fun.”This event will mark the third of its kind in 2018, after events themed around love were held in Midland and Marfa in February. Last year, the station held storytelling events in Alpine and Marfa, plus a ‘Ghost Town Ghost Stories’ event on Halloween in Terlingua.“We’re trying to do them all over West Texas. The idea is to get a really diverse range of experiences, because people are different all over West Texas,” Nguyen said, adding that the series is hoping to return to Alpine and get to Fort Davis.“We want to do them in as many places as we can.”But now, Nguyen said she is excited to see the event push into Odessa.“It’s a good way for us to connect with our listeners, but a way for us to kind get people to connect with each other,” Nguyen said. “We’re really excited to have it at the Rose Building.“We have a grant from Odessa Arts, and they help sponsor these events that happen in the Permian Basin,” she added. “What it’s kind of turning out to be, every couple of months, or every few months, we’re trying to do one in either Midland or Odessa.”For Monday’s event, doors are set to open at 6 p.m. for the happy hour party featuring a live DJ, with stories beginning at 7:30 p.m. Beer will be provided by program sponsor Big Bend Brewing, Co.The event is free with donations encouraged, as the event runs in conjunction with the start of the station’s spring membership drive.“We are hoping to get some new members and meet some more people,” she said.Those interested in the series can listen in on past events HERE. Nguyen said the station is always looking for more storytellers, and those interested in participating can email [email protected] You Go Marfa Public Radio.Odessa Arts. Pinterestcenter_img More Information Local NewsEntertainment Facebook By admin – March 1, 2018 Previous articleDemocrats to discuss platformsNext articlePerryman says economy booming admin WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

OPD releases names, details in rollover accident

first_imgHome Local News OPD releases names, details in rollover accident Facebook Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue work the scene of an accident Thursday afternoon. An elderly couple and one pregnant woman were injured after a Cadillac collided into a Kia, causing it to flip over.  Pinterest Three people were injured in a rollover crash Thursday afternoon at the intersection of 17th Street and Grant Avenue.An Odessa police news release stated all three were taken to medical facilities with non-life-threatening injuries after the wreck around 1 p.m. involving a 2014 Cadillac XTS and a 2016 Kia Soul.Dinorah Porraz, 45, was driving the Cadillac north on Grant Avenue as Reaves Oliver, 67, drove the Kia, attempting to turn east onto 17th Street, according to the release.The release stated that investigation revealed the Kia failed to yield the right of way and collided with the Cadillac, causing the Kia to roll over.Oliver and 54-year-old passenger Jacklyn Brooks were taken to Medical Center Hospital, while Porraz was taken to Odessa Regional Medical Center. Oliver was cited with failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn, the release stated. By admin – April 13, 2018 Local News OPD releases names, details in rollover accident Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleFive things you need to know today, April 13Next articleFour arrested after investigation involving marijuana, more than 11 grams of cocaine admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFruit Salad to Die ForFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Parents question proposed ECISD boundary changes

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleOdessa home to former presidents, first ladyNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Permian tops Odessa High, bolsters playoff chances admin Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Parents question proposed ECISD boundary changes By admin – April 17, 2018 Local NewsGovernment Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Boundary changes to help relieve overcrowding at some of the elementary schools and creating a pure feeder path from middle schools to the high schools were discussed during a parent meeting Tuesday at Bonham Middle School.The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will consider the proposed boundary changes at an April 26 meeting. If approved, the changes would take effect in fall of this year.Another parent meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight at Ector Middle School, 809 W. Clements St., and another live streaming event will be Thursday, although a time has not yet been set.About 40 people turned out to listen and ask questions of Superintendent Tom Crowe at Bonham.“Basically, we’re trying to relieve some massive overcrowding we’re going to experience. We’re going to be overcrowding some other schools, as well,” Crowe said.In 2018, Jordan Elementary is predicted to have 1,120 students. Crowe said its capacity is about 700.Buice has a capacity of 650 students, but is predicted to have 952 students in 2018.Johnson also is capped at 650 students, but Crowe said it will have 1,192 in 2018.Some students would be moved to Goliad, Ross, Ireland and Blanton. The added students will bring Goalid Elementary to 664 students in 2018; Ross to 505 students; Ireland to 729 students; and 723 at Blanton.Crowe said this would drop Jordan to 826 students.He said those in their last year at a campus would be able to stay if they want to.The idea of giving Hays STEAM Academy an attendance zone along with magnet status raised some questions from parents. The campus has 411 to 420 students.Crowe said administration will talk to Principal Amy Anderson about the change. A couple of parents had already talked to the principal.Elizabeth Rivera, who has a kindergarten student at Hays, said students who attend the school have to pass a test to get in. This is the first year Hays has been a STEAM academy.STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.“It is the only school running a science, technology, engineering, art and math program within ECISD, so essentially this is a pilot program,” Rivera said. “Our students have excelled really well, but they were all tested to get in.”Someone who just walked in wouldn’t fare well if they were not prepared for the program, Rivera said.“We’re concerned about that. We’re concerned about what it would do our school,” Rivera said. “Our kids are very well prepared. They have standards they have to meet, not only from attendance but to their classroom and homework, so it’s a little more rigorous.”Rivera said her son has homework every night, which some might say is crazy, especially for the amount he brings home.“But it’s the way that he was trained in the program,” she said. “We compare the work that he does to another school and it seems like it could be hours of homework. But it’s something that he’s become accustomed to, so our students are prepared in a different level at that school.”Rivera said she understands that the population is continuing to grow and she’s not opposed to adding more students, but she was bothered that Hays was singled out.“There are several in our area. One of the ones that is comparable to Hays is Reagan (Magnet Elementary). That’s an academy that you have to test to get into, as well. That was completely left off, so it’s alarming to see that we come here and only Hays is being targeted,” Rivera said.One of the solutions she mentioned is to have students coming in test in.“Otherwise our school ultimately will have a double standard where some students have to apply to get in and the others get a free pass through the door. How is that fair to our students and how is it fair to those who are applying to get in, but will not be accepted because they did not pass the test …,” Rivera said.Crowe said other magnets are not being looked at right now, but would certainly be considered down the road.“Where Hays sits relieves a seriously overpopulated elementary,” where moving students to some of the others wouldn’t and would involve altered bus routes.This proposal would not.Maureen McCullagh, who has two sons at Permian High School and one at Nimitz Middle School, talked about parking at Nimitz. She said she thought the rezoning would work if it alleviated problems for the schools.But the district has to figure out how to ease the parking situation at Nimitz, which has gotten worse over the past four years. McCullagh suggested a staggered student release because it’s “atrocious at Nimtiz.”On a separate issue, Board Vice President Doyle Woodall talked about the shortage of teachers and space. In the upper grades, Woodall said the core classes seem to have some overcrowding.“We just have a teacher shortage; we have a building shortage; we have a room shortage. Kids are going to go to school. We’re going to have class every day,” Woodall said.A second rezoning proposal pairs Pease and Noel and Zavala and Travis elementary schools together.In each case, one campus would be for prekindergarten through first or second grade and the other would focus on the upper elementary grades, information from the district said.The plan would meet the state’s requirement for repurposing schools that are in their fifth-year of improvement required status under state accountability standards while focusing on early childhood literacy (with more pre-k spaces), “which is an area of weakness for our community,” the information said.Ector County Independent School District has eight campuses on improvement required status. Ector, Noel and Zavala elementary schools are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Crowe also proposed changes to current middle school boundaries and two potential options for leveling enrollment across the city.It begins with one section of Ector Middle School students who right now attend Permian High School. Those students would be moved to attend Bonham Middle School, thereby creating a “pure feeder system” from the middle schools to the two comprehensive high schools. A portion of Bonham would switch to Nimitz and a portion of Crockett students would move to Ector, the information said.last_img read more

PG&E Fire Victim Trust Sues PG&E Executives and Officers for Causing Devastating Northern California…

first_img Pinterest Pinterest The Camp Fire was the result of defendants’ failure to ensure that aging equipment was detected and replaced as part of PG&E’s transmission inspection program. Specifically, a “C -hook” mounted on a transmission tower that was more than 100 years old failed which ignited a fire. The Fire Victim Trust seeks monetary damages, and injunctive or declaratory relief necessary to reform PG&E’s corporate governance. In addition to Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, the FVT is represented in this matter by co-counsel Bottini & Bottini, Inc.; Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger; Dreyer, Babich, Bucchola, Wood, Campora LLP; and Corey, Luzaich, De Ghetaldi & Riddle LLP. About the Fire Victim Trust Under the direction of the Trustee, the Honorable John K. Trotter (Ret.) and the Claims Administrator Cathy Yanni, the Fire Victim Trust provides an efficient and equitable process to compensate Fire Victims for both economic and non-economic damages caused by these fires, including destruction or damage to real estate and personal property, additional living expenses, lost wages, business losses, emotional distress, personal injury and death. For more information, visit FireVictimTrust.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005907/en/ CONTACT: Nick Gaffney Zumado Public Relations [email protected] 415.732.7801 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Fire Victim Trust Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 01:27 PM/DISC: 02/24/2021 01:27 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005907/en WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook Local NewsBusiness TAGS  PG&E Fire Victim Trust Sues PG&E Executives and Officers for Causing Devastating Northern California Wildfires SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– The Fire Victim Trust (FVT) announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court against certain former officers and directors of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for their role in causing the catastrophic 2017 North Bay Fires and the 2018 Camp Fire. The Fire Victim Trust retained the right to bring suit as part of the 2020 settlement between the fire victims and PG&E. The lawsuit, John Trotter, Trustee of the PG&E Fire Victim Trust v. Lewis Chew, et al., San Francisco Superior Case No. CGC-18-572326, alleges that the wildfires were a direct result of the defendants’ breach of their fiduciary duties to act in the best interests of PG&E. The North Bay Fires and Camp Fire killed over 100 people, injured many more, and damaged or destroyed tens of thousands of homes. “It is our duty to hold accountable the prior officers and directors who grossly neglected to do their jobs in the lead-up to the North Bay Fires and the Camp Fire. These individuals had the responsibility to customers, employees, shareholders, and the public to ensure that safety was one of PG&E’s highest priorities. They had the power to do so. Yet they failed, at enormous financial cost to the company and indescribable cost to entire Northern California communities,” said Hon. Justice John K. Trotter (ret.), Trustee of the FVT. “In my role as the individual appointed by the court to oversee the compensation of Fire Victims, I have a legal and ethical obligation to ensure they receive every dollar they are entitled to,” said Justice Trotter. Frank Pitre, of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, who is serving as co-lead counsel for the FVT said: “Tens of thousands of people have needlessly suffered because PG&E’s former officers and directors failed to adopt robust policies and procedures for vegetation management or provide oversight of PG&E’s aging transmission tower infrastructure. Until now they have not been called to account for their conduct that resulted in tremendous harm to the fire victims.” The Complaint alleges the following circumstances leading to the 2017 North Bay Fires and the 2018 Camp Fire:At the time of the North Bay Fires, the defendants had not installed and implemented a power shutoff system as was used by other utilities. This system was needed because, after years of PG&E failing to maintain a vegetation management program, in windy weather trees were making contact with the distribution lines and causing fires. By 2017, PG&E was six years behind on its vegetation management program, and the only way to prevent fires was to shut the power off. In addition to lacking such a system and not keeping vegetation properly trimmed and maintained, defendants also failed to take other measures to prevent wildfire risks. Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 WhatsApp Previous article PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals to Host Virtual Investor and Analyst Day on March 15, 2021Next articleL&T Technology Services Selected by Airbus for Skywise Partner Programme Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Physicians’ Education Resource® veranstaltet 38. jährliche Miami Breast Cancer Conference® in erweitertem, interaktivem virtuellem…

first_img CRANBURY, New Jersey–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Als führende Ressource für medizinische Fortbildung (CME) engagiert sich Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, (PER®) seit nahezu vier Jahrzehnten dafür, die Versorgung von Brustkrebspatientinnen durch Weiterbildung des Behandlungsteams zu verbessern. Dieses Engagement erstreckt sich jedoch nicht nur auf die berufliche Ebene, sondern beinhaltet auch zutiefst persönliche Aspekte. Die jährliche CME-Konferenz wird seit Anbeginn von einer Familie geleitet und der Familiengeist ist auch 2021 im virtuellen Umfeld zu spüren. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006237/de/ Die Konferenz findet traditionell in einem Eventzelt statt, doch in diesem Jahr wurde die 38. jährliche Miami Breast Cancer Conference® in eine live übertragene virtuelle und interaktive Veranstaltung verwandelt, bei der neue Online-Tagungstechnologien zum Einsatz kommen. Die diesjährige Konferenz ist nicht nur in Miami, sondern bringt die Fortbildung online direkt zu den Gesundheitsdienstleistern. Seit 37 Jahren ist die historische multidisziplinäre Miami Breast Cancer Conference® eine von einer Familie geleitete jährliche Veranstaltung. In diesem Jahr kombiniert der Kongress seine Tradition mit dem Geist und Engagement der Familie Hennessy, die im Kern von MJH Life Sciences™, der Muttergesellschaft von PER®, zu spüren ist. Im Mittelpunkt der Tagung steht weiterhin die Versorgung von Patientinnen mit Brustkrebs. Der jährliche Kongress hat sich zu einem hochkarätigen Treffpunkt entwickelt, wo sich Gesundheitsdienstleister über die bedeutendsten Fortschritte in der Brustkrebsbehandlung und deren Anwendung im klinischen Umfeld auf dem Laufenden halten können. „In seinem 38. Jahr begrüßt PER® alle Teilnehmer der großen Familie der Miami Breast Cancer Conference® sehr herzlich, gleichgültig, ob Sie zum ersten oder zum 31. Mal zu uns kommen“, erklärte Phil Talamo, CHCP, President von PER®. „Unsere Gemeinschaft besteht aus zahlreichen engagierten Onkologen, Chirurgen, Pathologen, KrankenpflegerInnen und anderen, die bestrebt sind, die Patientenversorgung zu verbessern. Wir wissen genau, dass bei der Behandlung von Brustkrebs mehr als ein Team nötig ist – es muss eine Familie daran beteiligt sein. Auf der diesjährigen Konferenz kommen wir virtuell mit einem gemeinsamen Ziel zusammen, das darin besteht, die aktuelle Versorgung von Patientinnen mit Strategien zu verbessern, die Sie am Freitag kennen lernen und am Montag umsetzen.“ Die diesjährige 38. jährliche Miami Breast Cancer Conference® setzt diese Tradition fort und nutzt innovative virtuelle Technologie, um das robuste Weiterbildungsprogramm und die erstklassigen Präsentationen vorzustellen, für die der Kongress bekannt ist. Als Neuheit im Jahr 2021 hat PER® das Nachmittagsprogramm auf das gesamte Gesundheitsdienstleisterteam erweitert und zusätzliche Schienen über Pathologie, Bestrahlungsonkologie und Onkologiepflege aufgenommen. Darüber hinaus wird auch eine internationale Konferenzschiene angeboten, um ausländische Teilnehmer in europäischen Zeitzonen zu bedienen. Damit wird die Wirkung der Konferenz verbreitert und es werden wichtige Mitglieder des Behandlungsteams in die Familie der Miami Breast Cancer Conference aufgenommen, die das gemeinsame Ziel verfolgen, die Versorgung von Patientinnen mit Brustkrebs zu verbessern. Außerdem beinhaltet das diesjährige erweiterte virtuelle Konferenzprogramm auch erstklassige Gesprächsrunden zu Tumoren, multidisziplinäre Expertenfragestunden, Fallstudien, Postersitzungen, eine chirurgische Videothek, lebhafte Medical Crossfire®-Diskussionen und anderes mehr. Zu den zahlreichen wichtigen klinischen und praxisbezogenen Themen auf dem Programm gehören neuartige Therapieziele, moderne Managementfragen, Onkologiepflege im Zeitalter von COVID-19, praktische Anwendung von Genomik, Präzisionsmedizin und andere. Für weitere Informationen und zur Anmeldung klicken Sie bitte hier. Über Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®) Seit 1995 engagiert sich PER® für die Verbesserung der Krebsbehandlung durch berufliche Weiterbildung und befürwortet inzwischen auch Strategien für Patientenversorgung und Behandlung bei vielfältigen chronischen Erkrankungen und Krankheitsbildern. 2016 startete PER® ein Programm für medizinische Weiterbildung (CME) in den Bereichen Herz- und Gefäßkrankheiten und Endokrinologie. Auch wenn PER® jetzt in Themenbereiche außerhalb der Onkologie vorstößt, ist es weiterhin der führende Anbieter von Live- und Online-Veranstaltungen sowie Druckmedien für berufliche Weiterbildung in der Onkologie und Hämatologie. An den hochwertigen, datengestützten Veranstaltungen nehmen führende prominente Experten teil, die sich auf die praktische Anwendung richtungweisender Erkenntnisse konzentrieren. PER® besitzt die Akkreditierung des Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education und des California Board of Registered Nursing. PER® ist eine Marke von MJH Life Sciences ™, dem größten in Privatbesitz befindlichen, unabhängigen Full-Service-Unternehmen für medizinische Medien in Nordamerika, das sich auf die Bereitstellung zuverlässiger Gesundheitsnachrichten über diverse Kanäle konzentriert. Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006237/de/ CONTACT: PER® Ansprechpartner für Medien Alexandra Ventura, 609-716-7777 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ONCOLOGY NURSING HEALTH HOSPITALS SURGERY PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Physicians’ Education Resource Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 11:51 PM/DISC: 02/24/2021 11:51 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006237/de Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Facebook Physicians’ Education Resource® veranstaltet 38. jährliche Miami Breast Cancer Conference® in erweitertem, interaktivem virtuellem Tagungsformat Previous articleFleming buzzer beater lifts Charleston Southern to OT winNext articleJarrett carries Jackson State over Grambling State 63-59 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more