Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Submitted image.GERRY – Heritage Ministries and Lutheran of Jamestown are working together to follow New York’s new nursing home testing mandates.The two elderly care facilities will soon deploy new mobile testing booths created by Heritage’s Vice President of Facilities and local business D & S Glass.The booths will be adaptable to allow staff members to adjust to the height of each person, accommodating those who are unable to actively sit up or stand easily.They feature a plexiglass wall with a small access panel for test administration. Officials say the wall will protect both residents and staff from exposure, and will also help preserve valuable, and sometimes difficult to obtain, personal protective equipment, which would normally have to be changed out after each test and potential exposure.Heritage is also developing a plan to effectively clean and disinfect each station after use with the help of their certified infection control nurse.“As we have been directed to move into mandated testing for all employees by Governor Cuomo’s office, we needed to determine how we could implement that efficiently, while complying with all regulations,” said Lisa Haglund, newly confirmed Heritage Ministries President and CEO. “At this difficult time in our industry, it is important that we work together to protect our most vulnerable population, our seniors.”“Working with our fellow senior living communities is essential in order to provide the absolute best care for all of our residents,” she furthered.Heritage Ministries was founded in 1886 and has grown from its original campus in Gerry, to six locations in New York with additional affiliations across the United States.
Last Updated: 16th December, 2019 22:34 IST New England Patriots Spygate 2.0: NFL Yet To Start Investigation Into The Defending Champs New England Patriots were embroiled in controversy for filming Cincinnati Bengals sideline for their ‘Do Your Job’ video series. NFL is yet to start an inquiry Written By Statement from the New England Patriots. pic.twitter.com/rhXdwVvnr8— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 10, 2019 Statement from David Mondillo, Supervising Producer, Kraft Sports and Entertainment. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/0gWGRoErgb— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) December 15, 2019 Sreehari Menon COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th December, 2019 22:34 IST NFL: New England Patriots deny filming link with football operationsSupervising producer of Kraft Sports and Entertainment David Mondillo in a statement said that he had no intention to provide the footage to football operations, and he didn’t because he was never asked to do so. That is notable because Florio called whether the video crew was tied to football operations the “key question” of the investigation, especially since head coach Bill Belichick denied the link. The league must confirm or debunk that claim in order to determine whether the incident was an accident or whether the claim of an accident was cover for intent. FOLLOW US FOX SPORTS EXCLUSIVE: @JayGlazer reveals footage of Patriots filming Bengals. pic.twitter.com/C7U7mopaEm— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) December 15, 2019 The National Football League (NFL) reportedly isn’t certainly close to finishing its investigation of the New England Patriots filming the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during the latter’s Week 14 game against the Cleveland Browns. The investigation looks closer to the beginning than to end according to multiple American media reports. According to reports, the league office will turn its attention to the matter on Monday and Tuesday.Also Read: New England Patriots Caught In Spygate 2.0, Admit To Violating NFL Policy In Bengals’ GameNFL yet to start investigation against New England Patriots’ video filmingMike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that the investigation “has yet to get rolling” and will not be an area of focus for the league until Monday or Tuesday. Florio’s sources claim that the New England Patriots have heard little from the NFL outside of who will be questioned and what materials should be set aside. The report comes as a shock considering that Fox Sports journalist Jay Glazer had earlier reported that the investigation should not take long to finish.Also Read: Tom Brady’s Exit Fueled By Speculation; 5 Potential NFL Teams For Patriots QB LIVE TV NFL: New England Patriots ‘failed’ to inform the BengalsNew England Patriots addressed the issue with a statement that said the filming was for a Do Your Job video series that highlighted behind-the-scenes footage of different members of the organisation. While the Patriots’ report said they received permission from the Browns, they also acknowledged “our failure to inform the Bengals and the League was an unintended oversight”. On the field, the Patriots had little trouble with Cincinnati during a 34-13 victory. Also Read: New England Patriots Snap Losing Streak After Easy 34-13 Win Over Cincinnati Bengals WATCH US LIVE Also Read: Lamar Jackson Responds To Tom Brady’s Challenge On Twitter, Says NFL Legend’s Still Got It
The STEM Music Academy at 30 Monmouth St. is billed as a “makerspace” by founder and owner Kevin M. Patrick. RED BANK – Wall-to-wall PCs stocked with the latest design software, Oculus Rift VR and eSports gaming stations and a fully developed live music performance space are just part of the allure of the technological wonderland recently launched in the heart of the borough. It’s place where local students can gather after school and on weekends to collaborate with peers on various types projects in assorted mediums, while utilizing the facility’s state-of-the-art equipment. “If you’re a member, this is your playground. You can use everything we have to offer. Parents love that this is a space where there kids can be dropped off and feel safe to explore and experiment with different educational technology and make friends in the process.” According to Patrick, as well as entertainment value, the academy is a space where kids can receive assistance with homework assignments, training in gaming, eSports, music performance, mathematics, digital engineering and STEM learning courses. Patrick said his time working with students helped him conceive the idea for this modern community center, but it was when he began observing the opportunities – or lack thereof – available to his own children that he felt an urgency to bring the vision to life. “My career path has allowed me work with kids and I don’t think it’s any surprise that a lot of them feel alone. They feel caged up. They’re dealing with a lot of different things in their lives with no outlet to express that,” said Patrick. “There needs to be a peer group and a place where that group can share common interests. We offer that, and a staff that is going to take them around, keep them engaged and educate them.” “My 9-year-old has grown up with a touch screen in his hands. My 4-year-old has some trouble making friends because he’s been exposed to so much at an early age, in terms of technology, that it’s hard for him to find common ground,” Patrick said. “The dynamic of today’s culture and kids is not what it was like when we were growing up, but the emotional needs haven’t changed. And unless it was sports or video games or their phones, my kids had no place to turn for that social interaction.” “Our version of the makerspace is one that focuses on community and collaboration. We want kids to come here and not only share ideas, but learn how to develop those ideas together. This is our version of the modern community center,” said Patrick. The STEM Music Academy is located at 30 Monmouth St. in Red Bank, in the former Monmouth Music store. With a background in educational technology investment and partnership strategy, and a music industry career that allowed him to share the stage with local Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Debbie Harry and Blondie from 2003-2007, Patrick had an epiphany last year while teaching private music lessons in Rumson. “These kids are coming in and they’re not learning as much as they can because a lot of the lesson is them opening up and talking to me about their lives. They’re telling their parents it’s the best lesson they ever had, when really it’s therapy,” Patrick explained during a Nov. 29 interview with The Two River Times. “These kids don’t need to learn music or how to work with technology. It’s more important that they establish friendships. But music and technology can be a great facilitator of that.” The academy is currently running two special enrollment offers, including a three-month membership for $399 and a one-month registration for $150. But for Patrick, the space is an opportunity to provide a resource for the Two River-area youth that is more impactful than a piece of technology ever could be. The academy also offers additional music industry courses, like DJ lessons, songwriting workshops, ensemble development and musicology, as well as virtual reality experiences like problem solving on the space shuttle, and Friday evening teen nights with music, dancing and gaming. Located in the former Monmouth Music storefront, Patrick officially opened the doors to the academy Nov. 1 and said enrollment has increased over the past five weeks as more students and parents have experienced this intersection of educational technology, art and collaborative spirit in a semi-structured setting.