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Doctor fights to regain license lost to lax computer skills

Doctor fights to regain license lost to lax computer skills

Health
Holding manila folders filled with pages of her handwritten reports, Dr. Anna Konopka insists her system for keeping track of her patients' medical conditions and various prescriptions works just fine. But the New Hampshire Board of Medicine disagrees. It is challenging the 84-year-old New London physician's record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making. Konopka surrendered her license last month — something she said she was forced to do — and is going to court on Friday in a bid to regain it. According to the state, the allegations against Konopka are related to her treatment of a 7-year-old patient with asthma, including leaving dosing levels of one medication up to the parents and failing to treat the patient with daily inhaled steroids. Konopka said she never harme
Lost sailors did not activate emergency beacon

Lost sailors did not activate emergency beacon

World
The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that the two Hawaii women who were lost at sea for five months had an emergency beacon aboard their sailboat that was never activated. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr told The Associated Press that their review of the incident and subsequent interviews with the survivors revealed that they had the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) aboard but never turned it on. When asked if the two had the radio beacon aboard, the women told the AP on Friday they had a number of other communications devices, but they didn't mention the EPIRB. The device communicates with satellites and sends locations to authorities. It's activated when it's submerged in water or turned on manually. During the post-incident debriefing by the Coast Guard, Jennife...
Asda: Hundreds of jobs lost at supermarket offices

Asda: Hundreds of jobs lost at supermarket offices

Business
Asda is to axe hundreds of jobs at its West Yorkshire head office and a further site in the East Midlands as part of a major cost-cutting drive.About 300 jobs are to go at Asda House in Leeds and George House in Leicester the chain said, with job descriptions to a further 800 roles changed. The grocery giant said its home offices needed to "adapt how they operate to support our stores".Affected staff were informed about the cuts on Wednesday afternoon.More on this story and others in YorkshireIt is understood the majority of staff being let go are working at its Leeds headquarters on Great Wilson Street.A spokesperson for Asda said: "In recent years, the competitive landscape in retail has changed significantly and Asda has been no different."The changes are in response to the ever-changin...
'If I knocked him out, I'd have lost my job' – the making of captain Root

'If I knocked him out, I'd have lost my job' – the making of captain Root

Sports
First Investec Test, England v South AfricaVenue: Lord's Dates: 6-10 July Start: 11:00 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport app and online; live text commentary and in-play video clips on BBC Sport website & appListen to a preview of the first Test on BBC Radio 5 live's Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show at 21:00 BST on Monday, 3 JulyOn Thursday, Joseph Edward Root will walk out at Lord's to toss the coin as the 80th man to captain England in Test cricket. Tipped for the top job long before Alastair Cook resigned in February, a quirk of the fixture list has meant a five-month wait for Root to lead his country against South Africa.The 26-year-old is a prolific run-scorer, a proud Yorkshireman and a new father - tha...
Damon Gupton departs 'Criminal Minds': 'I just lost my job'

Damon Gupton departs 'Criminal Minds': 'I just lost my job'

Entertainment
June 12 (UPI) -- Damon Gupton is departing Criminal Minds after a short-lived stint with the CBS series.The 44-year-old actor confirmed his exit in a tweet Saturday after one season as Special Agent Stephen Walker."@1Tyvis wanted to let you know I appreciate this as I just lost my job," he wrote in response to a motivational post from NFL player Tyvis Powell, who was cut from the Cleveland Browns last week.Gupton was brought on for Season 12 in the wake of Thomas Gibson's dismissal from Criminal Minds. Gibson was fired from the show in August after 12 seasons as Aaron Hotchner following an altercation with a writer.Entertainment Weekly linked Gupton's departure to Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook's quest for a pay raise. The actresses, who portray Penelope Garcia and J.J. Jareau, are report...