Cypress Creek (TX) EMS Files Lawsuit Against Harris County ESD No. 11

first_imgESD No. 11’s legal representation, Regina Adams with Radcliff Bobbit Adams Polley PLLC, issued a statement regarding the suit. The lawsuit comes after ESD No. 11 voted last month to terminate their contract with CCEMS, giving 360 days’ notice, and demanded CCEMS pay health insurance claims in full for certain employees or be denied 70 percent of their funding, according to Nealy. Related Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. “Unfortunately, on (Wednesday, Sept. 30) CCEMS filed suit against HCESD 11 (the “˜District’),” she said in the statement. “CCEMS lost its request for emergency relief in a hearing held Wednesday afternoon, but the suit remains pending. Because the District does not comment on matters related to pending litigation, we have no further comment at this time.” The lawsuit comes after Harris County Emergency Service District No. 11 voted last month to terminate their contract with the ambulance squad. (Photo/Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services) ©2020 the Houston Chronicle Nealy said the suit is meant to stop ESD No. 11 from potentially defunding CCEMS and affecting services until their contract with the service district ends in September 2021. An Oct. 11 ESD news release states: “In the lawsuit, CCEMS complains about recent attempts by the District to encourage CCEMS to pay old employee health insurance claims the District feels should already have been paid. CCEMS’ lawsuit includes a request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented the District from withholding payment to CCEMS if CCEMS failed to pay certain CCEMS employee health insurance claims.” During an ESD meeting last month, commissioner Robert Pinard criticized an email by CCEMS CEO Wren Nealy alleging that Pinard threatened people’s jobs while visiting a CCEMS location with his family, according to Pinard who invited Nealy to “settle this like men.” “The insurance claim issue is an impossible ask on their part,” Nealy said. “There’s no way we could legally comply with that for several reasons. We have a contract with a third-party administrator to manage those claims and negotiate payments and settlements. We can’t interfere with the terms of that contract.” Tensions between Cypress Creek EMS and Harris County Emergency Service District No. 11 flared up again as the former filed a lawsuit against the latter and threats of violence were made in a public meeting.center_img ––– Concerning an ongoing audit of CCEMS, which began before CCEMS had their contract terminated, Nealy said ESD No. 11 is withholding 30 percent of funding for CCEMS until additional information they requested is provided, potentially allowing ESD No.11 to stop contributing to CCEMS financially until their contract ends next year. “I have not threatened anybody with their job. I have not gone and been a bully to anybody. So, you have a choice: you need to apologize for insulting my wife, my son and me for making up those lies, or we need to step outside and settle this like men,” Pinard said. Chevall Pryce “We’re an independent contractor and they’re interfering with our ability to administer our employee health benefit plan,” Nealy said. “What we’re seeking in court, the purpose, is to have the court force them to pay the contract out like they’re supposed to. Pay the set, approved, budgeted amount. They approved the budget.” (TNS) Visit the Houston Chronicle at www.chron.com [email protected] Cypress Creek EMS in Texas is First Ambulance Provider to Deploy Axon Fleet In-Car Video SystemConcrete Thrown Through Windshield of Cypress Creek EMS (Texas) AmbulanceWhole Blood Recipient Meets Crew that Saved His Life Houston Chroniclelast_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgNortheast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce hosting Legislative Preview Breakfast. The Northeast Johnson County Chamber is hosting its Legislative Preview Breakfast Dec. 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the Mainstreet Credit Union, 6025 Lamar. Come meet your legislators and learn what’s on tap in Topeka. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. The breakfast sponsor is McDonald’s, the legislative sponsor is Kansas Gas Service.Shawnee Mission School District commission on sixth grade and middle school expected to make recommendation in May. Dr. Jim Hinson, superintendent of the Shawnee Mission School District, told school board members that a 48-member commission established to recommend whether the sixth grade merge with middle school or remain in elementary school should be ready with its report by late May. The commission has broken into four subcommittees to examine various issues.Johnson County Democrats elect new officials. The Johnson County Democrats this week elected an executive board for the coming two years. Current chair and vice chair Nancy Leiker of Merriam and Tucker Polling of Prairie Village were reelected to their positions. Heather Meyer of Overland Park was elected secretary. And Chris McQueeny of Overland Park was elected treasurer. Don McGuire had been serving as secretary for the past two years and Diane Etzel-Wise had been treasurer, but neither sought reelection.The Broadmoor Bistro will hold its first annual bake off Friday. Competitors from Shawnee Mission high schools will create a recipe and bake it for judges. They will be competing for a trophy and tickets to the student-run restaurant. Students will begin baking their pies at 10:15 a.m. Judges will evaluate the creations from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

Mo Pitney to release new album Ain’t Lookin’ Back in August

first_imgMo Pitney will release his second album Ain’t Lookin’ Back on 15th August 2020 through Curb Records.To mark the announcement Mo released a fourth track from the set, Mattress of the Floor. Watch the video for it below:Ain’t Lookin’ Back is produced by Jim “Moose” Brown and it combines Mo’s love of traditional country music in the vein of Ray Price, Buck Owens and Roger Miller with his affinity for singer/songwriters like Randy Newman and James Taylor. The album features 13 tracks that merge acoustic-driven country, bluegrass and soulful blues with tender, heartfelt lyrics.“I wanted to be completely open-minded while recording this album. It was important for me to meld all my influences of the past that represent who I am as an artist today, hopefully to make one complete thought and to make something new. The end goal was to shut out all other voices, close our eyes, and create something that came from the heart,” shares Mo of the making of the new album. “I’m looking forward to taking this body of work that is completely me and sharing it with the world. I’m excited to see people’s reactions.”For the record Mo worked with more than two dozen songwriters including Bobby Tomberlin, Paul Overstreet, Tim Nichols, Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen, Matt Ramsey, Matt Alderman, Billy Montana, Randy Montana, Jimmy Yeary, Mark Nesler and Tom Douglas, among others. Mo has co-writing credit on seven tracks.Credit: Curb RecordsThe track listing for Ain’t Lookin’ Back is:1. A Music Man (feat. Jamey Johnson)2. Right Now With You3. Ain’t Bad For A Good Ol’ Boy4. ‘Til I Get Back To You5. Looks Like Rain6. Boy Gets The Girl7. Ain’t Lookin’ Back8. Old Home Place (feat. His All-Star Band)9. Plain and Simple10. Mattress On The Floor11. Local Honey12. Old Stuff Better13. Jonaslast_img read more

St Joseph’s College Pupils Visit Scottish Parliament

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Oliver Mundell MSP  welcomed pupils from St Joseph’s College in Dumfries to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday. The pupils were given a tour of the Parliament before taking in First Ministers Questions Time. Afterwards they quizzed the Dumfriesshire MSP on a wide range of topics. Commenting on the visit, Oliver Mundell MSP said: “It is always great to see youngsters taking an interest in politics and I hope they enjoyed their visit.” “Afterwards, they certainly didn’t hold back in their own questions, asking me my views on everything from independence, to Theresa May, my Dad, the pressures to please my party, Donald Trump and even asking how much I get paid!center_img “I’ve found school visits to be one of the most rewarding parts of being a MSP so far and with over 50 pupils visiting, St Joseph’s College was my busiest so far. “I was delighted to welcome them to the Scottish Parliament and they certainly got to see a fiery First Ministers Questions time.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Pinnick Casts Doubt On This Season’s Aiteo Cup

first_imgNigeria Football Federation president Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has cast doubt about this season’s AITEO Cup taking place amid the disruption to the domestic football calendar by the coronavirus pandemic.The federal government ordered a halt to all sporting activities three weeks ago as the spread of the virus escalated in Nigeria where the number of infected people has crossed the 200 mark at present.Appearing on a breakfast programme on Arise TV on Monday, Pinnick praised the government’s response in tackling the global pandemic.The NFF president noted that the timely strategies deployed by the federal government ensured Nigeria has been spared the sort of impact currently being witnessed in many Western countries.“I want to commend the Federal Government for the efforts so far in tackling this pandemic. The Government’s strategy across all the States of the Federation has paid off and it is incumbent on all of us citizens to join the global army to fight this virus off the planet Earth,” Pinnick said.“On our part at the NFF. We are working with stakeholders, taking a cue from (world football–governing body) FIFA to intervene in certain areas.”Highlighting the impact of the pandemic on the domestic football sector which has been shut down since 19 March, Pinnick stated that there is some uncertainty about whether the 2019/2020 Federation Cup would hold.He suggested that an abridged version competition could be staged but that a final decision will be reached after consultations with the competition’s sponsors.“We will sit down with our (official premium) partners AITEO with regards to the AITEO Cup competition, to see how we can still put this year’s edition together,” Pinnick said.“We don’t know if we can still hold it this year or maybe we will do an abridged competition.“There is also the AITEO/NFF Awards (in its third edition). This year’s edition is meant to celebrate the Super Falcons. We have plans to celebrate them and the FIFA president was supposed to attend but we don’t know how to go about it. So, we will sit down with our sponsors to figure things out.”Kano Pillars and Nasarawa Amazons are the current holders of the men’s and women’s AITEO Cup.RelatedCoronavirus: NFF To Make “Impossible Decisions” On Domestic Football, National Teams – PinnickApril 13, 2020In “Featured”Chineme Martins: Deceased Footballer’s Family Refuse NFF Autopsy RequestApril 7, 2020In “Featured”Amaju Pinnick Is Doing Something Right In Leadership [Part 2]June 11, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more

Russia rips young Gilas

first_imgHowever, the Filipinos will face powerhouse Serbia in the knockout phase.Kai Sotto and Dave Ildefonso led the Philippines with 14 points apiece and a combined 13 rebounds while Carl Tamayo added 12 points and five boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Russians built an early first quarter lead, taking a 28-15 cushion after Aleksandr Petenev’s layup a second before heading into the second period. —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NET Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Romasanta to stay on as president until elections; IOC refutes Tolentino’s poll dates Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published LATEST STORIES View comments Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Photo from Fiba.comGilas Youth ended its group stage campaign in a crushing defeat to Russia, 92-64, on Wednesday (Manila time) at University Hall in Heraklion, Greece.The Filipinos finished 0-3 in Group C, the last seed in the group, but still moved on to the Round of 16.ADVERTISEMENT Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao MOST READlast_img read more