Southern Cross hit by talk of UK government bailout

first_img whatsapp Share KCS-content Southern Cross hit by talk of UK government bailout Tags: NULL Monday 11 April 2011 7:47 pm center_img Show Comments ▼ SHARES in troubled healthcare group Southern Cross fell more than 13 per cent to 9.65p in trading yesterday, after reports that it was seeking short-term financial support from the UK government. The company, which provides care homes across the UK, is believed to be planning to meet with its landlords tomorrow to renegotiate leases as it struggles with rent payment. Last month it switched its rent to monthly rather than quarterly payments to avoid a build up of outstanding debt. Chief executive Jamie Buchan said in March that the company was planning to renegotiate the terms of its leases by July of this year.Southern Cross warned in March that it could breach banking covenants, and appointed KPMG to help with its planned restructuring. whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBelast_img read more

William Hill launches review of iGaming roles

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter More than 100 positions under review, with some redundancies expected, ahead of MRG acquisition Tags: Online Gambling 3rd December 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: People William Hill has confirmed it is reviewing more than 100 jobs at its bases in Gibraltar, Leeds and London ahead of the anticipated completion of its acquisition of Mr Green operator MRG.Some redundancies are likely, though the company has insisted that many roles will continue and other employees will be either relocated or redeployed.iGamingBusiness.com understands that the review covers positions in a range of departments within its online business.Key to the review is the fact that the proposed SEK2.82bn (£242m/€271m/$307m) takeover of MRG is likely to create duplicate roles, even though all of the positions under review are within William Hill at present, rather than MRG.When William Hill announced the deal to acquire MRG in October, it said that “prior to completion of the offer, no decision will be taken on any material changes to MRG’s employees and management or to the existing organisation and operations, including the terms of employment and locations of the business”.The acceptance period for the takeover offer of SEK69 in cash per share is set to run from December 10 to January 11, with hopes that the deal will be completed soon after.Meanwhile the establishment of a new international hub for William Hill in Malta, where MRG is based, is another factor behind the review of the UK- and Gibraltar-based roles.“MRG will provide William Hill with an international hub in Malta with market entry expertise and strong growth momentum in a number of European countries,” CEO Philip Bowcock (pictured) said in October. “William Hill will move from a single brand to a suite of brands that can maximise growth opportunities moving forward in new and existing markets.”A William Hill spokesperson told iGamingBusiness.com today (December 3): “The hub is operational, but will be a work-in-progress full stop.”The review is also taking place after a number of new hires and personnel changes recently.In October, Phil Walker was appointed as William Hill’s new UK & Ireland online managing director, with the former Ladbrokes executive leading the team Gibraltar while the bookmaker seeks a new international online managing director, who will be based in Malta.Walker’s appointment was confirmed after Grant Williams quit as online managing director, coinciding with the company beginning a restructure of its digital division. Charlotte Emery was also brought in as the company’s new global brand and marketing director in October.William Hill added that full support packages would be provided as part of any redundancies following the review. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter William Hill launches review of iGaming roles Regions: Europe People Email Addresslast_img read more

Société des Bains de Mer gaming revenue down 68.2% in Q1 of 2020-21

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Monte Carlo Casino operator and Betclic Everest part-owner la Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) saw gaming revenue decline 68.2% to €48.1m (£43.2m/$58.0m) as it made a loss for the first quarter of its 2020-21 fiscal year. The business made €168.8m in total revenue over the three months to 30 September, 58.5% less than in 2019-20. 2nd December 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tags: Société des Bains de Mer Société des Bains de Mer gaming revenue down 68.2% in Q1 of 2020-21 In October, SBM announced that it would implement cost-cutting procedures, including redundancies, in an effort to save around €25m because of the effects of the novel coronavirus. Regions: Europe Western Europe France Monaco Topics: Finance Land-based casino Results 2020 The operator said that after its properties reopened in June, revenue remained significantly below 2019-20 levels.“This decrease is mainly linked to the closure of all establishments over the first two months of the year, but also to lower revenues since June compared to the same period of the previous financial year given the health crisis and the restrictions in effect,” SBM explained.Slot machines were the most resilient part of SBM’s gaming operation and made up a majority of the operator’s €48.1m in gaming revenue. However, revenue for the vertical still fell 51.1% to €30.8mTable games brought in €15.2m, down 80.7%, while other gaming activities brought in €2.1m, down 76.7%.Of SBM’s overall revenue, hotels were the largest source at €71.1m, while rentals brought in €51.1m. Other income came to €2.8m.SBM’s expenses, however, drastically outstripped revenue, despite a 55.7% decline to €211.8m.The Société paid €14.7m in costs of sales, down 63.6%, and €87.8m on staff costs, down 42.4%.Other external costs fell 55.0% to €38.3m while gaming and sales taxes declined 64.7% to €8.0m.Depreciation charges, however, increased by 45.4% to €49.4m, while other expenses also grew – by 115.2% to €13.5m.This resulted in an operating loss of €43.0m, a sharp drop from the profit of €69.4m it recorded in 2019-20.After losing €3.6m in interest costs but gaining €5.6m in income of companies in which it holds a 50% stake – such as Betclic Everet – SBM’s consolidated net result came to €41.1m, after having made a profit of €66.8m the year prior. Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Pretoria Portland Cement Co.Ltd (PPC.zw) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw)  2011 annual report.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House in La Encantada / Javier Artadi

first_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/136904/house-in-la-encantada-javier-artadi Clipboard Architects: Javier Artadi Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Elsa Ramirez+ 17 Share Projects CopyAbout this officeJavier ArtadiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLimaResidentialHousesPeruPublished on May 27, 2011Cite: “House in La Encantada / Javier Artadi” 27 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Elsa Ramirez Text description provided by the architects. This Project involves a single-family townhouse in La Encantada, a suburb on the Lima shoreline. Given its sub-urban nature, the house design is nourished with the purpose of seeking the strongest relationship between the property’s constructed space and its indoor garden.Save this picture!First Floor PlanRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFor that purpose, a compact space design was thought to contain the program (social area, private area, general service area, etc.) which is intersected by a folded plane. This architectural folding is intended to connect the house’s front garden with the indoor spaces through a spatial round-journey of single and double heights. In this way, the simplicity of the major volume space is altered, but at the same time enriched with spaces, which are connecting it with and freeing it from the green area surrounding it. Save this picture!© Elsa RamirezThe project, placed on a corner, is set within a two-storey volume. The bureau, social area (living-dining room), kitchen and services area are found on the first floor, The stairs, placed in a double-height space, can be seen from the main entrance.  Save this picture!© Elsa RamirezThey lead to the second floor where the house’s more private areas are found, including: main bedroom, 3 bedrooms for children and a family room. These spaces are connected to an exit to a terrace with a view to the back garden.Save this picture!© Elsa RamirezProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Progress: Taiyuan Museum / Preston Scott CohenArticlesVideo: Football for HopeArticles Sharecenter_img 2010 Peru ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/136904/house-in-la-encantada-javier-artadi Clipboard CopyHouses•Lima, Peru ArchDaily House in La Encantada / Javier Artadi House in La Encantada / Javier ArtadiSave this projectSaveHouse in La Encantada / Javier Artadi Year: last_img read more

Radio station manager gunned down in Logar province

first_img to go further December 15, 2016 Radio station manager gunned down in Logar province Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is saddened to learn that Mohammad Nassir Madser, the manager of a local radio station, was gunned down today near his home in Mohammad Agha District, located about 65 km south of Kabul in Logar province. Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” “We offer our condolences to this journalist’s family and colleagues and we urge the Afghan government to conduct a proper investigation without delay in order to identify the perpetrators and instigators of this murder,” said Réza Moïni, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk.Aged 53 and the father of four children, Madser was the manager of Paigham Meli Logar, a local radio station that has been broadcasting more than 12 hours of programming a day since 2003.His son, Mohammad Zobire, who also works for the radio station, told RSF: “He left the radio station and, at around 4:30 pm, when he was half-way home, he was shot by unidentified individuals on a motorcycle.”Zobire added: “Our work is neutral and professional. We had not been threatened and I don’t understand why he was killed. It is now night-time here and neither the police nor the security forces have come to carry out an investigation.”Hojatullah Mujadadi, a representative of the Afghan Independent Journalists Association, said: “He had told us about threats against him and the radio station and he had also reported the threats to the governor and the security forces.”Salim Lhan Saleh, the spokesman for Logar’s governor, told journalists that Madser was killed by the Taliban. The Taliban have not as yet claimed the murder.Afghanistan is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Mohammad Nassir Madser, directeur de la station de radio locale Paigham meli Logar June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Afghanistan News March 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence May 3, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence last_img read more

Weekend Specials “Del Dia”

first_img 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Make your weekend a tasteful one with El Portal’s Specials “Del Dia.”Known for its Yucatan and Mexican cuisine, El Portal adds to that by offering daily specials each week. For the weekend of July 12 to 14 (Friday evening to Sunday), specials will include:Bistecitos de Asada $15Thin fillets of tender steak, grilled to your preference and served with julienne of napales (cactus) rice and a cup of black beans. Tortillas are also included.Salmon del Manager $15.25Fresh fillet of Salmon lightly marinated with pasilla chile then grilled. Topped with mando relish. Served with a side of white beans with cilantro and fresh vegetables.Pollo Alcaparrado $14.50Chicken breast seared with spices from Yucatan topped with tomatoes, onion, capers, and bell peppers, served with a side of white beans with cilantro and fresh vegetables.Finally, El Portal is welcoming back its Summer Gazpacho Royal. A dish of Gazpacho freshly made and chilled, garnished with shrimp, avocado, cucumber and a splash of tequila.El Portal is located at 695 E. Green St. To find out more, visit www.elportalrestaurant.com or call (626) 795-8553 for more details. Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Food & Wine Weekend Specials “Del Dia” By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, July 12, 2013 | 12:26 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentlast_img read more

Rep. Chu Votes to Ban Any State Flag Bearing the Confederate Flag From Flying at U.S. Capitol

first_img Make a comment 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted to remove any state flag featuring the Confederate battle flag from the U.S. Capitol. The vote occurred just hours after House Republicans proposed an amendment to their Interior Department Appropriations bill that would allow the Confederate flag to be displayed in National Parks and cemeteries run by the National Park Service. Rep. Chu released the following statement:It is embarrassing to see the U.S. House of Representatives take up proposals to defend a flag of rebellion and a trademark of hate. Since the rise of the civil rights movement, the battle flag of the Confederacy has been the symbol of choice for the Ku Klux Klan and other racist and violent groups. Most recently, it was celebrated by the shooter who took nine African American lives at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, which is why the state of South Carolina today took the historic step to remove this divisive symbol from their capitol.“If the first state to secede from the Union can vote to remove this flag, than surely so can the House of Representatives. Unfortunately some of my colleagues would rather fight to defend a flag that so many Americans see as a sad reminder of an oppressive and shameful past. For the sake of our country – the whole country – I hope that we can find a way to finally put this painful chapter behind us and work towards reconciliation. One hundred and fifty years ago, President Lincoln implored us ‘to finish the work’ and ‘to bind up the nation’s wounds.’ But those wounds will never heal so long as we revere this flag. It is time to take it down.”The Privileged Resolution to remove the Confederate flag from the U.S. Capitol failed by 238-176. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribecenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Government Rep. Chu Votes to Ban Any State Flag Bearing the Confederate Flag From Flying at U.S. Capitol Published on Thursday, July 9, 2015 | 1:23 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Popular sportsman Neville loses battle with illness

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Previous articleFundraising masquerade ball to aid Milford Hospice and Mid-Western Cancer FoundationNext articleThis week on Limerick Post Entertainments ….. Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Advertisement Email Printcenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSfeaturedgarryowen fcIrish RugbylimerickNeville Furlong Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsPopular sportsman Neville loses battle with illnessBy Staff Reporter – September 26, 2017 2055 Twitter WhatsApp The late Neville FurlongFORMER Irish rugby international and Garryowen FC stalwart Neville Furlong has died following illness in Limerick this Tuesday.Sadness has surrounded the news of the death of the 49-year-old popular player, coach and former Garryowen FC underage chairman who represented his club and country to the greatest honour and scored in a test match against the New Zealand All Blacks on the 1992 Irish tour to the Southern Hemisphere rugby nation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Neville crossed the whitewash in the Wellington defeat and marked the scoreboard as the last Irish player to score a try valued at four points.Neville’s sporting career began in the earliest of years through schools and underage competitive team sports before landing a selection amongst the Wexford minor and his native county u21 football panels.While attending UCG, Neville’s rugby career took hold and he played with the Irish Universities before signing with the Connacht senior squad.Neville’s speed and agility on the wing caught the eyes of Irish selectors and the Garryowen club man was elevated to the Irish “A” team and then on to the full international side.In 1995, Neville helped Garryowen to claim AIL league glory.It is with deep regret that we learn of the death of Neville Furlong, former player for GFC and @IrishRugby and friend to many. RIP— Garryowen FC (@GarryowenFC) September 26, 2017During 2005 and 2006, Neville lent his coaching experience to Patrickswell GAA by guiding them to consecutive county semi final and final.Since ending his playing career, Neville worked tirelessly with the underage set up at Garryowen FC where he led the club as Chairman of the Underage Rugby before he sadly passed away at Milford Hospice this weekNeville, beloved son of the late Ronan and brother of late Rhonda, is survived by his wife Trish, sons Odran and Kyle, mother Collette, brothers Damien, Ronan and Kenan, sister Leah and extended family and friends.The popular sportsman takes his final resting place this Thursday at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Castleconnell.Neville’s passing has drawn sympathies from the widest parts.Ar dheis De go raibh an anam.last_img read more

ECISD fetes nurse, health aide of the year

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter From left, Sylvia Macias visits with School Health Aide of the Year Meagan Belen and Shauna McCollum at a reception at Dr Lee Buice Elementary School Wednesday afternoon. Belen is a Certified Nurse Aide at Carver Early Education Center. With refreshments and congratulations, Ector County Independent School District health providers Kristen Brame and Megan Belen were feted at Buice Elementary School.Brame was named Nurse of the Year and Belen as school health aide of the year.Brame is the nurse at Buice and Belen, a certified nursing assistant, is at Carver Early Education Center.District Director of Nursing Services Laura Mathew said they received more than 12 nominations for registered nurses and school health aides. There is a committee that organized Wednesday’s event and decided on the nurse and school health aide of the year, she said.The schools usually nominate them, although people from other campuses submit choices, as well. “They usually focus on their achievements and their ability to get along with people and they’re excellence in their work, so we’re very happy because we like both of them so it was good to have those two,” Mathew said.Although it is only Brame’s second year with ECISD and her first at Buice, Mathew said she has been “dynamic” in her work.“She has created a lot of opportunities for her students to do new and better things and she takes projects on like the playground safety equipment and she comes up with new ideas on how to make things better for kids,” Mathew said.Brame said she taught at Odessa College and worked at Medical Center Hospital previously.“… The staff has really learned a lot from her she presents a lot of educational presentations and she really goes out of the way to help a lot of people, so we’re very blessed to have her,” Mathew said.Belen has been with ECISD for eight years, four years at Carver and four years at Blackshear and Milam elementary schools.“She’s very helpful to her students. Also, even though she’s working as a school health aide, she’s very independent. She creates a lot of educational presentations for kids. She takes care of difficult cases sometimes, even children with diabetes. She has even educated us about autism, so she gives presentations, as well. She’s just super-reliable and very helpful and takes on additional work without complaining, so we love them both,” Mathew said.Brame and Belen said she they were honored by the recognition.Belen, who has been a certified nursing assistant since 2005, serves about 570 students at Carver.“I love my school. I love to work at where I work in the nurse’s office. I have a lot of support from the nursing department and I just love my school,” Belen said.She added that the staff is amazing and, “I just love them.”Brame, a registered nurse who has been in nursing for 12 years, said being a school nurse is amazing. Buice has just under 700 students. “It is the best job I’ve ever had. You get to make such an impact on everybody’s lives and these kids really remember you and the effect you have on them …,” Brame said.She added that winning Nurse of the Year was awesome.“If I’m going to do anything, I want to do it the best and so I’m really, really pumped. I worked hard and I’m just thankful for everyone for nominating me,” Brame said.Buice Principal Jessica Rickman said Brame has been enthusiastic and willing to help with anything and everything, “nurse-related or not.”Dylan Brame, Kristen Brame’s husband, got tears in his eyes when he spoke of his wife.“She puts 110 percent into it — wife, mom, nurse, educator. Sometimes it’s not the best thing. It can be stressful, but she really she does her best to help and help the campus out. She talks real highly of everybody that she works with … and the team,” Dylan Brame said.“I didn’t think I was going to get emotional, but she definitely deserves it. We’ve been together for 15 years. I’ve been with her through starting nursing school, getting her RN, getting her bachelor’s degree, getting her master’s degree; a lot of hard work …,” Dylan Brame added.He said the nurses are unsung heroes on the campuses.Connie Franklin, a registered nurse at Dowling Elementary School and Carver, lauded Belen for her labors.“She deserves it. She’s worked hard. She’s great to have on our team, so we’re proud for her,” Franklin said. Twitter ECISD fetes nurse, health aide of the yearcenter_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TAGS  Previous articleOUR VIEW: Time for grads to celebrate in a safe wayTHE POINT: Project Graduation is a safe party for graduating seniors at both high schools and you can help by volunteering or donating.Next articleTwo dead after fatal crash in West Odessa Digital AIM Web Support Local News Facebooklast_img read more