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Minister vows ‘firm action’ against protest violence

first_imgThe government has reiterated its stance on the Job Creation Law, defended its endorsement of the legislation and warned that it will take stern action against protest violence amid ongoing demonstrations throughout the country.In response to nationwide protests on Thursday, some of which saw clashes between police personnel and protesters, Coordinating Legal, Political and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD said the law sought to help the government improve people’s welfare through the creation of employment opportunities, labor protections and a streamlined bureaucracy for business purposes. He said the government respected residents’ rights to express their opinions about the law as long as it was done so peacefully and in an orderly manner.“We regret the violence conducted by masses by damaging public facilities, setting fires, injuring officers and looting. Such actions are crimes that cannot be tolerated and must be stopped,” he said in a press conference on Thursday evening.Read also: Cities flare up as jobs law protesters clash with policeMahfud claimed the violence was insensitive to the struggles caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“For the sake of order and security, the government will take firm action against the violent acts aiming to trigger riots and fear among the public,” he said, adding that the government would take legal action against those who took part in the violence.He asked people to protest in an orderly manner that did not violate the law and to take their opposition to the jobs law to the Constitutional Court through a petition for judicial review.A number of facilities were set ablaze and destroyed during clashes between the police and protesters in several regions, including Jakarta, East Java, North Sumatra and Bali.Topics :last_img read more

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Arsenal identify Emiliano Martinez replacement as Mikel Arteta sanctions sale of FA Cup hero

first_img Mikel Arteta discusses changes at ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:46FullscreenMikel Arteta discusses changes at Arsenalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/mikel-arteta-discusses-changes-arsenal-2238696/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Michael Owen makes prediction for Arsenal v Liverpool Community Shield clashMORE: Mikel Arteta makes Willian and William Saliba promise to Arsenal fansFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Martinez wants to be the starting stopper (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are ready to cash in on Emiliano Martinez and have already identified a replacement, reports say.Martinez shone for Arsenal at the end of the season having stepped up to replace the injured Bernd Leno and lifted the FA Cup with his team-mates at Wembley at the start of the month.The Argentine is determined to be a No.1 goalkeeper and is prepared to pursue that aim away from Arsenal.The Athletic claim Mikel Arteta and his staff still consider German stopper Leno their starting goalkeeper and the head coach is prepared to offload Martinez.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal think the 25-year-old could fetch £20million in the transfer market, although Martinez is hopeful the Gunners’ asking price will not block his exit.AdvertisementAdvertisementMartinez would like Arsenal to take a hit on his transfer fee if needs be, considering he is the longest serving player at the club.Having signed a six-year deal in 2016 worth £20,000 a week, Martinez and his team have been pushing for a better contract. Coral BarryFriday 28 Aug 2020 5:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement Commentcenter_img Arsenal identify Emiliano Martinez replacement as Mikel Arteta sanctions sale of FA Cup hero Martinez won the FA Cup with Arsenal last season (Picture: Getty)Martinez would expect Arsenal chiefs to follow through on their promise of a salary bump by handing over a bonus before he joins another club.While the future of Martinez is now unclear, Arteta is keen to sign Brentford’s David Raya as his replacement.Arsenal have been tracking the Spanish goalkeeper for some time and he has received glowing reviews from Gunners coach Inaki Cana, who worked with Raya at Brentford.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityRaya also qualifies as a homegrown player after coming through Blackburn Rovers’ youth ranks.Ahead of Arsenal’s Community Shield clash with Liverpool, Arteta was asked whether he thought he could keep Leno and Martinez happy. He said: ‘I don’t want to keep them both happy, I want the one that is not playing to be upset. ‘But upset and then challenge the next player to make him better, or if not, earn his place to do that. It’s not easy to do that.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Top news of the week January 1-6

first_imgLNG World News Staff LNG tankers Clean Ocean and Boris Vilkitsky at the Gate terminal in Rotterdam (Image courtesy of Gate)TMS Cardiff Gas orders XDF LNG newbuild at HHI, agrees time-charter with TotalTMS Cardiff Gas has agreed a seven-year time charter deal with Total for an XDF LNG carrier it has ordered at the South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries.Philippines receive seven bids for LNG terminal developmentThe Philippines have received seven proposals for the development of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project with an estimated cost of $2 billion. Photo: Dutch Gate terminal in first-ever Yamal LNG transshipmentThe Gate terminal in the Dutch port of Rotterdam said it had performed the first-ever transshipment of a cargo sourced from the Novatek-operated Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic.GasLog books LNG newbuild at SHIMonaco-based LNG shipper GasLog has ordered a newbuild 180,000 cubic meter vessel with XDF propulsion from the South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.BW takes delivery of its first MEGI LNG carrierSingapore-based gas shipping giant BW Group said on Friday it took the delivery of the company’s first M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) LNG vessel.last_img read more

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Top 10 romantic Caribbean retreats

first_img Sharing is caring! 63 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet CNN News – Travelcenter_img Also find the top 10 beaches in Trinidad and Tobago here from iDiveBlue (Coastal Living) — Whether you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon spot, or just a romantic weekend for two, these ten Caribbean resorts are prime places to relax and indulge with each other.Island resorts in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Antigua, Aruba, Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, St. Barts, Grenada, and the British Virgin Islands have all the essentials for an exotic adventure together.The Bahamas: Kamalame CayThis private island is just a 15-minute flight from Nassau and offers an isolated sanctuary. No distractions, just you and your loved one. Surrounded by crystal-clear water and shaded with rustling palms, the 96-acre island can be navigated in your personal golf cart. Or just loll on the private stretch of beach outside your villa.Go Ahead, Indulge: You’ll get as much (or as little) attention as you want from the staff. If privacy is your priority, stay in your room for meals. Enjoy a homemade breakfast served in a wicker basket placed at your door.Make A Date: Wake up early to catch the sunrise in a double kayak, navigating placid waters under a pink-and-orange sky.Best Sunset: Grab a cocktail at the resort’s Great House and stroll across the sandy path to the dock.Rates: From $395; 876/632-3213 or kamalame.comTurks & Caicos: AmanyaraThis luxurious slice of Eden on Turks & Caicos features a group of pavilion-style rooms and private villas shrouded in lush greenery. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy such activites as stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and swimming.Go Ahead, Indulge: Each open-air suite has a private entrance accessed via a palm-lined, crushed-shell path. Inside, sumptuous touches include water views, platform beds, and free-standing spa tubs. Enjoy sunbathing pads and sunken Japanese-style tables on two additional terraces.Make A Date: For dinner, choose a private picnic table on the beach at the casual Da Conch Shack. Order the salad made with fresh conch and refreshing rum punch, and get your groove on Thursday and select Saturday nights with live music; 649/946-8877 or conchshack.tc.Best Sunset: Grab a seat at Ocean Cove where you can perch on a rocky ledge overlooking the ocean.Rates: From $1,600; 866/941-8133 or amanresorts.comCoastal Living: 10 Romantic island innsAntigua: Hermitage BayThis sybaritic spot is a paragon of privacy and sclusion. Just a 40-minute drive from the airport on the west side of Antigua, the four-year-old resort includes tropical gardens surrounding 25 cottages of a hillside above the beach. Outside, each private bungalow’s wooden deck overlooks the bay. Inside, gleaming dark wood floors, handmade furniture, and white linens lend a sophisticated but comfortable ambience. The resort’s 17 Hillside cottages feature private plunge pools.Go Ahead, Indulge: The bountiful gardens are brimming with native blooms, intermingled with organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs–all used in the resort’s meals.Make A Date: Ask the chef to pack a basket with your choice of gourmet snacks and then hit a secluded beach or private island (transportation provided).Best Sunset: The view’s excellent from the Hillside Cottages.Rates: From $1,450; 268/562-8080 or hermitagebay.comAruba: Bucuti Beach Resort featuring Tara Suites and SpaArtfully arranged on 14 acres of Eagle Beach, Bucuti is a boutique-style resort designed exclusively for couples, with an adults-only policty (no guests under the age of 18). Utterly quiet thanks to a ban on motorized water sports, the resort is within walking distance of more than 20 restaurants and features rooms and suites with balconies overlooking the garden or ocean.Go Ahead, Indulge: After a couples massage on the beach, relax beneath the shade of a comfy palapa for two.Make A Date: It’s all about just-caught seafood and toes-in-the-sand chic at the Flying Fishbone restaurant, 20 minutes from Bucuti; flyingfishbone.comBest Sunset: Sign up for a horseback ride along the sandy coastline at dusk.Rates: From $393; 297/583-1100 or bucuti.comCoastal Living: The 31 best beach vacationsTobago: The Villas at StonehavenThe pastel cottages of this resort hug a high bluff overlooking the blue Caribbean and tropical rain forest, only 20 minutes from the airport. Designed by famed Mustique architect Arne Hasselquist, the 14 villas — each with three oceanview bedrooms, a private infinity pool, and a personal housekeeper/cook — nestle into the hillside with a 100-acre bird sanctuary as a next-door neighbor.Go Ahead, Indulge: Enjoy a candlelit dinner at the resort’s Pavilion Restaurant.Make A Date: Stroll through the oldest protected rain forest in the Western Hemisphere, or head to one of dozens of uncrowded powder-sand beaches to see giant leatherback turtles.Best Sunset: Watch the sun dip below the horizon from a comfy chaise lounge on your spacious veranda.Rates: From $413; 868/639-0361 or stonehavenvillas.comJamaica: Round Hill ResortRound Hill has hosted its share of icons–from Elizabeth Taylor to Fred Astaire–but every guest is treated famously. A driver picks you up from Montego Bay Airport for the 30-minute ride to the resort, where louvered doors open to private balconies overlooking tropical plans and the beach from each of the stone-floored, Ralph Lauren-decorated oceanfront rooms.Go Ahead, Indulge: Sit at the thatched-roof beach bar and sip an ice-cold Red Stripe while checking out the surf.Make A Date: Call for a dinner reservation at the nearby Tryall Club and request the private water-front gazebo. Enjoy local seafood as waves lap in the background; 876/956-5660.Best Sunset: Float to the edge of the infinity pool for unobstructed views of the pink, purple, and gold sky.Rates: From $579; 876/956-7050 or roundhill.comCoastal Living: Top 10 feel-good getawaysDominica: Rosalie BayMountainous adventure and dramatic photo ops await couples at Rosalie Bay. Set on the wild Atlantic coast of rugges, mostly undeveloped Dominica, this brand-new nature resort’s 28 guest rooms and suites have mountain, ocean, river, or garden views amid towering palms, coconut trees, and sea grapes.Go Ahead, Indulge: Swin in the tranquil Rosalie River, or walk along Black Sand Beach–also a leatherback, hawksbill, and green turtle sanctuary.Make A Date: Lace up your hiking boots for an intense trek over moss-covered paths to Boiling Lake, the world’s second-largest volcanically heated body of water.Best Sunset: Take a bottle of wine to the sandy Turtle Beach on Dominica’s unspoiled west coast.Rates: From $250; 767/446-1010 or rosaliebay.comSt. Barts: Le SerenoRecently updated by esteemed French designer Christian Liaigre, Le Sereno offers the perect balance of milimalism and luxury. Situated on the east shore of St. Barts, its 37 suites and villas–all with ocean views and private terraces–look out over a palm-studded beach. Inside, cuddle up on king-size beds and enjoy modern amenities, from iPod docks to wireless Internet and flat-screen TVs.Go Ahead, Indulge: Get an in-room massage with luscious Ligne St. Barth products and swaddle yourself in plush Porthault linens and robes.Make A Date: Try dinner at the decadent Le Ti St. Barth, which features an innovative menu and nightly cabaret; letistbarth.com.Best Sunset: Watch the sky at the open-air Do Brazil restaurant on Shell Beach; dobrazil.comRates: From $680; 888/537-3736 or lesereno.comGrenada: Spice Island Beach ResortA three-mile drive from the airport takes you to this family-run boutique resort on the largest of the so-called Spice Islands in the Grenadines (known for bounteous crops of nutmeg and mace). In the lavish suites, you’ll find flat panel HDTVs, some with Bose soud systems. Listen to your favorite iPod playlist while lounging on the chaises on your private patio or balcony overlooking the tree-studded shores of Grand Anse Beach.Go Ahead, Indulge: The open-air beachfront restaurant, Oliver’s, takes full advantage of its abundant herb garden, serving up island favorites like twice-baked callaloo souffle.Make A Date: Enjoy the sights and sensory delights–from a whiff of cinnamon to the sounds of steel-drum calypso–at the spice-and craft market off Grand Anse Beach; grenadagrenadines.com/detail/grand-anse-craft-spice-market.Best Sunset: Go for a cruise along Grenada’s leeward coast as night falls.Rates: From $618; 473/444-4258 or http://www.spicebeachresort.com/British Virgin Islands: Peter Island ResortPeter Island has all the romantic essentials: secluded beaches, luxurious suites and villas, and a quietly attentive staff. Located on one of the largest private islands in the Caribbean, the resort is the only attraction (excluding wild goats), and five different beaches ensure you’ll have your own stretch of soft sand.Go Ahead, Indulge: Surrounded by lush gardens, the spa offers an Indian Ayurvedic program, including massage and yoga.Make A Date: Escape to Honeymoon Beach, where the hotel will drop you off with a picnic lunch to enjoy the day under the shade of a lone palapa.Best Sunset: Sign up for the Sunset Loop, an exciting ride up the curvy mountain roads to one of the highest points on the island.Rates: Oceanview rooms start at $740; 877/547-5711 or peterisland.com  LifestyleTravel Top 10 romantic Caribbean retreats by: – February 15, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

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Messer’s school security, safety measure signed into law

first_imgWashington D.C. — President Trump recently signed into law provisions authored by Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) to increase school security and protect students.The Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018 includes Messer’s legislation allowing local schools to apply for matching grants to make physical and technological improvements to improve security.“This is a major win to secure our schools and better protect our students,” Messer said. “Hoosiers get it. Targeting the Constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners is not the answer. I applaud President Trump for focusing on areas of consensus and delivering for Hoosier families, teachers and students.”The $75 million matching grant program created by the STOP School Violence Act could also be used to train students, teachers, school officials, and local law enforcement for emergency situations. The bipartisan legislation also provides funding to improve coordination between schools and local law enforcement.Messer recently visited Southwestern High School in his district, which has been called the “Safest School in America” because of its use of innovations like a direct camera feed to the county sheriff, real-time tracking, teacher panic buttons, bullet proof doors, and other innovations.Messer said the school’s physical infrastructure, coordination with law enforcement, and school safety training for students, teachers and faculty can be used as a model for other schools across the nation.“Right here in Indiana, Southwestern High School has gained a national reputation for school security,” Messer said. “More schools across America will now be able to follow this model to help keep our students safe.”last_img read more

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FL to Require Mental Health Classes for Grade 6 and Up

first_imgPublic schools in the Sunshine State will offer a new kind of class soon, based on a growing social issue.Under a mandate that the state’s Board of Education passed on Wednesday, schools will be required to deliver a minimum of five hours of mental health instruction beginning in 6th grade.Education officials proposed the change to the curriculum last month, after discussing it with First Lady Casey DeSantis. She has prioritized the problem on her agenda.The courses will be geared toward helping students to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness, as well as toward finding resources for battling depression or other issues. They will also learn how to help their peers who may be dealing with a mental health disorder.According to Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, “We are going to reinvent school-based mental-health awareness in Florida, and we will be the number one state in the nation in terms of mental health outreach and school safety, all because of the governor’s and First Lady’s remarkable vision.” He adds that additional changes related to mental health awareness are planned, but did not elaborate.School districts around the state will have the ability to choose the kinds of classes their students will be required to take. Topics to be addressed will include cyberbullying, suicide prevention, and the impact of substance abuse.Mrs. DeSantis says, “We know that 50 percent of all mental illness cases begin by age 14, so we are being proactive in our commitment to provide our kids with the necessary tools to see them through their successes and challenges. Providing mental health instruction is another important step forward in supporting our families.”The implementation date for the new courses, as well as any potential schedule changes needed to fit them in with existing classes, are still being worked out, a Board of Education spokesperson said.last_img read more

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Pinnick Pumps up Falcons’ Spirit as Team Departs

first_imgCAMEROUN 2016Hours before the Super Falcons departure for Cameroun to defend the Women Africa Cup of Nations title, NFF President Amaju Pinnick was at the team’s camp to offer words of motivation and encouragement.Pinnick told the reigning African champions that the federation is fully behind them and that they are as important as any other national team.“We are totally behind you and we cherish you as much as we cherish all other teams, and we are always proud about all you have achieved which remains a record in the continent of Africa. We are hopeful that you will remain the champions of Africa after the finals in Cameroun. “I want to assure you that we respect you and will do all we can to meet your needs in spite of the financial challenges we have presently. We do not take you for granted. We will always treat you as the champions that you are and hopefully, our financial situation will improve very soon and we will be able to practically demonstrate how much we treasure you.”President Pinnick then prayed with the ladies and reiterated that the Federation has great plans for them and Nigeria women football going forward.The NFF President’s visit was one of numerous morale –boosting visits by the Nigerian authorities to the Super Falcons, with the country’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo also visiting the ladies and promising Government support and encouragement penultimate Tuesday.Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has been to the Falcons’ training twice, stating that he is very confident they can bring home the Cup to Nigeria from Cameroon.The Women Africa Cup of Nations will take place between November 19 and December 3, 2016.A contingent of 21 players and officials flew out of Lagos to Douala by ASKY Airline flight yesterday afternoon.SUPER FALCONS FOR GLORYIbubeleye Whyte, Gladys Akpa, Faith Ikidi, Rita Chikwelu, Ngozi Ebere, Esther Sunday, Alaba Jonathan, Osarenoma Igbinovia, Ijeoma Obi, Halimatu Ayinde, Ugo Njoku, Uchechi Sunday, Gloria Iroka, Osinachi Ohale, Ngozi Okobi, Onome Ebi, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega, Asisat Oshoala, Rita Akarekor, Chioma WoguShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Tom Brady says there is a ‘zero’ percent chance he retires after Super Bowl 53

first_img Related News “I’ve set a goal for myself at 45,” Brady said. “Like I’ve said before, it’s very hard to make it that far. I know how hard it was this year and the commitment it takes.””I think it’s just, I’m going to know when the time is right (to retire). And I’m going to feel like, I’ve kind of had enough. I don’t quite feel like that yet. … I still feel like I can continue to do it at a championship level.” A sampling from our @ESPN interview with Tom Brady, including his explanation into why there is a “zero” percent chance he’ll retire after this game no matter the outcome. pic.twitter.com/HpLQbLH7Yn— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 27, 2019Brady, 41, will compete in his ninth Super Bowl against the Rams on Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. He is 5-3 on the biggest stage and has a chance to become the first quarterback to get six Super Bowl wins as a starter.New England faced adversity throughout the regular season in 2018-19 but finished with an 11-5 record. Super Bowl 53: Tom Brady leads Patriots fans in ‘We’re still here!’ chantcenter_img Patrick Mahomes reveals what Tom Brady told him after AFC championship game Tom Brady plans to keep playing.The Patriots quarterback told ESPN there is a “zero'” percent chance he retires after Super Bowl 53.last_img read more

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Suns C Deandre Ayton learning to win with his young teammates

first_img👀 @RockinProtein has my biceps looking right #TeamRockin #ResultsAreDelicious #Sponsored pic.twitter.com/qY5ca34La7— Deandre Ayton (@DeandreAyton) February 5, 2019The Suns have produced some good players over the last few years including Devin Booker, who already has a 70-point game under his belt and has averaged more than 22 points per game over the last three seasons.Ayton and Booker could be one of the more dynamic inside-out duos in the NBA. Ayton’s success hasn’t translated into wins for the team yet, but he is learning how to win with his teammates in his inaugural season in the NBA.”We’re going to have to sit down and learn how to keep each other accountable,” Ayton told Omnisport on Thursday in association with Shamrock Farms’ Rockin’ Protein. “We’re going to have to fight against each other to really figure out what type of (people) we are, the type of person you want to be next to on the battlefield, that’s how great teams succeed, everybody is always accountable and everybody knows their job.” Related News “He makes a lot of shots,” Ayton said. “You can tell he’s one of the best scorers in this league and really the only thing is now for us to just really just get some wins man, and raise individual performances like that to really showcase (us) to the world.”Everybody knows what we can do, but we’re not really winning … so our performances and stuff like that goes down the drain, so we’ve just got to sit down and buckle up, get in the lab, and really get to the drawing board and start a new culture.” NBA All-Star Game 2019: Kyrie Irving excited by LeBron James’ picks Deandre Ayton has done just about everything the Suns could have asked of him during his first year in Phoenix.The 2018 No. 1 overall pick is averaging a double-double with 16.4 points and 10.4 rebounds while blocking nearly a shot a game. But the young Suns are struggling to win as they sport an 11-45 record, which is one of the worst in the league.last_img read more

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MercyOne Announces Visitor Restrictions

first_imgOn Thursday, MercyOne North Iowa issued a statement restricting patient visitors. Below is the full statement:The safety of our patients, communities and colleagues is our primary focus during this time of heightened COVID-19 awareness. We are working closely with the CDC, the Iowa Department of Public Health as well as Cerro Gordo Public Health to prepare, prevent and, if needed, care for anyone impacted by this disease. The following restrictions are now in place at MercyOne North Iowa:Please do not visit patients at the hospital.If you must visit: Our Skilled Nursing Unit is restricted to 1 designated visitor for the duration of the stay.All other units of MercyOne, if you must visit, there are only 2 visitors per patient allowed. We need to keep people out of common areas of the hospital, including waiting rooms.Visitors are asked to call the patient before you arrive and make sure they are not exceeding 2 visitors.last_img read more