Church of England takes modern slavery fight into classrooms

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Oct 22, 2018 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Clewer Initiative is taking its fight against modern slavery into primary and secondary schools, with lesson plans, assembly guides and a fun song, which it is encouraging schools to sing as part of a national competition. The project is based on the premise that the tools to tackle modern slavery already exists in local communities, and that the church – present in all those communities – has the primary responsibility to lead the efforts to tackle it.Read the full article here. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Church of England takes modern slavery fight into classrooms Anglican Communion Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

TV campaign to encourage more BME volunteers

first_img Tagged with: Digital Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 August 2004 | News TV campaign to encourage more BME volunteers About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img OBE TV is a 24 hour satellite channel free to view on Sky Digital channel 223.‘Unsung Heroes’ is part of the promotion for ‘Mind the Gap,’ a London-wide campaign to raise awareness of volunteering amongst London’s BME communities. Although people from BME communities do volunteer this tends to be ‘informal’ volunteering or for grassroots organisations. BME communities are under-represented within mainstream voluntary organisations.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis TimeBank, the national volunteering charity, has teamed up with satellite television station Original Black Entertainment (OBE) to produce a television series designed to encourage more people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities to volunteer.‘Unsung Heroes’ will be aired on 10, 17, 24 and 31 August 2004 at 19.00.The four 30 minute community based programmes feature a range of volunteers. They include Paul Bombo, who gave up his job in IT to spend as much time as possible working with young people in his community, and Joyce Jacca whose voluntary work on her local estate led to a career in community development. Advertisementlast_img read more

Measuring and Analyzing the Financial Performance of Your Farm

first_img Measuring and Analyzing the Financial Performance of Your Farm Purdue Ag Economist Freddie Barnard at FFBT Ag SummitFarmers everywhere are looking to sharpen their pencil. Freddie Barnard, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue, has some tips on how to measure and analyze financial performance of your farm during these challenging economic times. In his presentation at the First Farmers Bank and Trust Agricultural Summit last week, Barnard said the agricultural lending environment has changed. “We had a tremendous upswing in commodity prices from 2006-2013. We got into a situation that we had quite a bit of good net farm income. To offset the tax implications of that, we bought a lot of equipment. Now that commodity prices have turned down, you make the payment on principal on term debt out of net and we don’t have the net now to do it.”Barnard says the best place to start measuring and analyzing your farm’s performance is to know where you’re at as it relates to earnings. “Calculate net farm income on accrual adjusted basis. That means that you’re going to take the beginning inventories receivables and payables and the ending ones, take that difference and then adjust your cash. So, I would start with knowing where I’m at. Then after doing that, do the analysis on what areas to change to improve.”Barnard also told the crowd to find and use the resources available to farmers, most of which are free. Many of those resources are available from land grant universities, like Purdue. “There are spreadsheets out there for cash flow, for balance sheets, for calculating deferred taxes. If somebody wants to sell something, what would be the deferred tax liability. There are spreadsheets to compare different rental arrangements as well as buying capital assets.”Barnard referenced this spreadsheet from the Purdue Agricultural Economics department during his presentation. It allows you to convert your Schedule F information into accrual adjustments. The First Farmers Bank and Trust Agricultural Summit was held January 23 at the Ross-Ade Stadium Pavilion & Event Center. SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Measuring and Analyzing the Financial Performance of Your Farm By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 2, 2018 Previous articleIndiana Veal Producers Work to Change Their ImageNext articleMorning Outlook Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

NASA Engineers Checking InSight’s Weather Sensors

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology NASA Engineers Checking InSight’s Weather Sensors An electronics issue may be preventing the sensors from sharing data about Mars weather with the spacecraft STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 3:08 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist’s Concept): Among InSight’s instruments is the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), which collects data on wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, and magnetic fields. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist’s Concept): Among InSight’s instruments is the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), which collects data on wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, and magnetic fields. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.Weather sensors aboard NASA’s InSight Mars lander stopped providing data on Sunday, Aug. 16, a result of an issue affecting the sensor suite’s electronics. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are working to understand the cause of the issue.Called the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), the sensors collect data on wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, and magnetic fields. Throughout each Martian day, or sol, InSight’s main computer retrieves data stored in APSS’ control computer for later transmission to orbiting spacecraft, which relay the data to Earth.APSS is in safe mode and unlikely to be reset before the end of the month while mission team members work toward a diagnosis. JPL engineers are optimistic that resetting the control computer may address the issue but need to investigate the situation further before returning the sensors to normal.JPL manages InSight for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA’s Discovery Program, managed by the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission.A number of European partners, including France’s Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), are supporting the InSight mission. CNES provided the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument to NASA, with the principal investigator at IPGP (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris). Significant contributions for SEIS came from IPGP; the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany; the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in Switzerland; Imperial College London and Oxford University in the United Kingdom; and JPL. DLR provided the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) instrument, with significant contributions from the Space Research Center (CBK) of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Astronika in Poland. Spain’s Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) supplied the temperature and wind sensors. 83 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Make a commentcenter_img Community News Top of the News Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Man charged with threatening to kill girlfriend’s neighbor

first_imgLocal NewsCrime Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By admin – January 9, 2018 Pinterest Terrance Forbes The Odessa Police Department charged a man Saturday after he reportedly threatened to kill his girlfriend’s neighbor while holding a shotgun, an OPD press release said.Police responded to the incident around 2:33 p.m. Saturday at Windchase Apartments, 4100 East 50th Street, the release detailed.Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 17-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Terrance Forbes, the release stated. Forbes’s girlfriend told police the 17-year-old man had given her a “dirty look” and when she told Forbes about the incident, Forbes grabbed the man by the shirt and threatened to beat him and his brother, the probable cause affidavit said.Forbes’s girlfriend reportedly then began walking towards the man with a knife in her hand before Forbes grabbed her, the report detailed.After the 17-year-old man had called his brother and a friend over to the complex, Forbes reportedly ran back into his apartment and came out with a shotgun, the report said, telling the man he would kill him.Forbes was then charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, the release said.Jail records show Forbes was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Saturday and was released Sunday on a $50,000 bond. Facebook Twitter Man charged with threatening to kill girlfriend’s neighbor Pinterest Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 9Next articleOHS clerk charged with improper relationship with student admin WhatsApplast_img read more

HUD Widely Praised For Amending HECM Program, Helping Seniors Avoid Foreclosure

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Those affected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s decision on Friday, June 12, to allow servicers to allow surviving non-borrowing spouses in HUD’s reverse mortgage program to stay in their home if the mortgage was originated prior to August 4, 2014, widely applauded the Department’s decision on Monday.Following several lawsuits in which surviving spouses not listed on the mortgage note were facing foreclosure following the death of the borrowing spouse, HUD was instructed by a federal judge to amend its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. The Department changed its policy in January, but the changes were criticized by advocates as too exclusive (for example, they applied only to reverse mortgages originated on or after August 4, 2014). On Friday, HUD amended its HECM policy again, this time to include reverse mortgages originated prior to August 4, 2014, giving borrowers expanded options to allow the non-borrowing spouse to remain in the home if the reverse mortgage was originated before that date.Friday’s changes to HUD’s HECM program will benefit thousands of senior homeowners, allowing them to stay in their homes following the death of the borrowing spouse and avoid facing foreclosure.According to a joint statement by many advocates that included National Consumer Law Center; California Reinvestment Coalition; Elder Abuse Program, Institute on Aging; National Housing Law Project; Sandy Jolley; and Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, “HUD’s new policy is welcome news for surviving non-borrower spouses, many of whom would otherwise be facing foreclosure. This news will be a huge relief for homeowners who are facing sale dates. We look forward to hearing from each of the reverse mortgage servicing companies as to whether or not they will use this new option to keep surviving spouses in their homes. It’s a common sense solution and we urge the reverse mortgage servicers to immediately adopt this policy for any at-risk homeowners.”Craig Briskin, a partner with Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, in Washington, DC, who has represented plaintiffs in several cases where non-borrowing, surviving spouses in HUD’s HECM program were faced with foreclosure, said on Monday, “We are thrilled that the lawsuits we filed beginning in 2011 on behalf of surviving spouses have helped to produce this excellent result. We have already heard from our clients, and other reverse mortgage borrowers and surviving spouses, about what a profound difference HUD’s new policy will make in their lives. Because of this new policy, seniors will no longer face foreclosure soon after they lose their spouses, adding misery to heartbreak. We stand ready to work with HUD and reverse mortgage lenders to ensure that all surviving spouses can stay in their homes, just as federal law requires.”Karen Hunziker, a surviving, non-borrowing spouse who is a plaintiff in a lawsuit against HUD to try and stop foreclosure in an HECM case, said, “This is good news, and I’m cautiously optimistic that my servicer will use this policy to allow me to remain in my home.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: FHFA Updates Congress on GSEs’ Progress On Foreclosure Prevention, NPL Sales Next: Fresh Off RMBS Deal of the Year Award, Fifth STACR of 2015 Priced at $950 Million Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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Mc Gowan’s concern for future of water network in Donegal

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News By News Highland – May 1, 2013 Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Cllr McGowenA Donegal councillor says he fears the county will suffer badly when Irish Water takes over control of the supply infrastructure.Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan says the network in the county is failing daily, but all the indications are that Irisj Water will focus its investment in larger cities where it can attract funding through public private partnership arrangements.He was speaking after the council confirmed this morning that a major problem which was leading to complaints about the water in Convoy has been resolved, and supplies will be back to normal this week.However he says longer term investment is needed, and he fears that will not now come……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ptrick.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Pinterest Mc Gowan’s concern for future of water network in Donegalcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMcHugh worry for ChampionshipNext articleMajority of security gates on Derry’s walls to be removed News Highland Google+ Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Donegal and Dublin under the microscope this week – GP

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Donegal and Dublin under the microscope this week – GP Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – October 12, 2020 Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleIBAL says Letterkenny is “clean to European norms”Next articleCross border data sharing must improve – Gildernew News Highland Pinterest Facebook There needs to be a reduction in infection rates over the next couple of days across the country to show Level 3 is working, according to a Stranorlar based GP.814 new cases were detected in Republic last night, with two more deaths announced by the Department of Health. 56 of yesterday’s new cases were in Donegal.Donegal is one of three counties which have a 14-day incidence rate of more than 300, while the number in hospital nationally is set to exceed 200.Dr. Denis McCauley, who chairs the IMO’s GP committee, says Donegal and Dublin are being closely watched as they’ve been under Level 3 for longer than the rest of the country……………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/06mccauley-virus.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+last_img read more

2 police officers shot, 1 killed while working a car-burglary sting in Alabama

first_imgiStock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Two police officers were shot and one — a sergeant who in 2016 helped rescue two little girls buried under a collapsed roof — was killed Sunday when they confronted an armed suspect while working on a car-burglary sting operation in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, officials said.Gunfire erupted at 1:59 a.m. when the officers, one working undercover, approached two suspects they spotted allegedly trying to break into a car, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said at an early morning news conference.“The officers approached one suspect, patted him down where they found what they believed to be a weapon,” Smith said. “They asked him about it. He armed himself and fired upon our officers.”Sgt. Wytasha Carter, 44, was shot and killed in the encounter, officials said in a statement.A second officer was shot and wounded, Smith said. He was in critical condition at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, Smith said.One suspect was shot and wounded in the confrontation, while a second was placed under arrest, he said. The condition of the wounded suspect and the names of both were not immediately released.Carter is the first Birmingham Police officer killed in the line of duty in 14 years, and the 52nd in the history of the department, officials said.“This is one of the roughest hours of your career,” said Smith, who was appointed police chief in June. “There’s not a chief, not an officer that ever wants to have to deal with this. This is a very, very difficult thing for the family and for the department.”Smith said the officers were part of a special detail working to curb a recent rash of car break-ins in the downtown Birmingham area. He said one officer was working undercover, while others were in uniform.The officer working undercover spotted the suspects who appeared to be trying door handles of parked cars, officials said. The officer called for backup and Carter, in uniform, responded, officials said.The police department continues to investigate the shooting, and said another person may have been involved, Smith said.The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter Sunday that they “send thoughts and prayers” to the officers early Sunday. Birmingham is located in Jefferson County.It was just Saturday that 17 people at an apartment complex in Birmingham woke up to find their cars broken into, according to ABC affiliate WBMA.Chief Smith said it was not immediately clear if the two suspects arrested Sunday are responsible for the spike in car burglaries in downtown Birmingham.“This is a problem that we’ve been working on in the city and that’s why the officers were out here, trying to make sure that we’re doing everything that we can to protect the citizens,” Smith said.He said the shooting of the two officers has left their colleagues heartbroken.“This is a very difficult time,” he said. “There are members on this department that have worked with them for years and they’re hurting just like everyone else.Carter, a married father, joined the Birmingham Police Department in 2011 and had worked a variety of assignments, including serving as a school resource officer. He was promoted to sergeant in February 2018.Carter was one of 11 Birmingham police officers given the Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor for rescuing two little girls who were buried in debris when the roof of their grandmother’s house collapsed in April 2016.“If it had not been for the actions of these eight officers and the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service, two little girls would have died,” reads a 2017 proclamation from the legislature honoring the Carter and the other officers. “Although the scene was in chaos, each officer gave 100 percent and worked as a team to save these little girls.”Sgt. Heath Boackle, president of the Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police union, called Carter a “class act.”“He was a very loved officer. Everyone thought very highly of him,” Boackle said told ABC News Sunday. “When the bell rings, we all have a duty to respond and react. That’s just what this sergeant and the other officer were doing. [They] were trying to protect the community … and he paid the ultimate sacrifice.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

3 infant deaths at Pennsylvania hospital linked to tainted donor breast milk

first_imgiStock(DANVILLE, Pa.) — Contaminated donor breast milk turned out to be the culprit in an incident last month in which eight premature infants were infected with bacteria in a neonatal intensive care unit of a Pennsylvania hospital. Three of those infants died.Following an internal investigation at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., in conjunction with the state health department, infection control experts traced the bacteria to equipment the hospital was using to measure donor breast milk, the hospital said Friday.The hospital has since switched to single-use equipment for distributing donor milk and hasn’t had any new infections since that change.“It is important to emphasize that the donor breast milk at Geisinger is safe, and we are certain the milk itself was not the cause of the exposure,” Dr. Edward Hartle, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said in a statement.Hartle stressed that breast milk is the best food for infants, including premature ones, and that mothers should have no concerns about the safety of their own breast milk.The infants who were sick contracted an infection caused by pseudomonas bacteria. Infections caused by the waterborne bacteria are among the most common hospital-acquired infections.“Pseudomonas bacteria is present throughout the environment, and only presents a health risk in extremely fragile patients,” Hartle said.For now, Geisinger will continue to send mothers delivering prematurely — before 32 weeks gestation — to other facilities in the area. They plan to resume treating those patients upon approval from the state health department.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more