Before we flip the calendar to 2019, The Gazette’s business staff is circling back to some of the biggest stories in 2018 to bring readers up to date. Here are followups on people, companies and developments the staff covered this year:A building boomHospital construction has been booming in Colorado Springs during the past two years, and three major projects will be completed next year and another will be on the drawing board.Major additions are under construction at St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard and UCHealth Memorial Hospital North at Union Boulevard and Briargate Parkway. Both are expected to be completed in February and a 165-bed hospital built by Children’s Hospital Colorado is expected to open in late spring. The three projects cost nearly $400 million and will add hundreds of jobs for doctors, nurses and other health care workers.But more hospital construction is on the way. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, which operates St. … [Read more...] about Catching up on Colorado Springs business stories
French classical plays, both the comedies and the tragedies, have five acts. Was “Act 5” of the gilets jaune movement on Saturday the muddled conclusion of a French tragedy or the bitter-sweet finale of a French comedy? Most likely it was the beginning of a confusing new phase – a phase of splits. There will be negotiations by some gilets jaunes and continuing but diminishing protests by others. According to the government, 66,000 people demonstrated across France on Saturday. This was half the number of the week before and less than one quarter of the support for “Act 1” of mass gilets jaunes protests on 17 November. Mercifully, there was no repeat of the widespread violence in Paris of the two previous Saturdays. But there was considerable violence in Bordeaux, Toulouse, Nantes, Saint Etienne and other cities. An armed group of gilets jaunes fired shots outside the home of a Macron-supporting parliamentarian in upper Normandy. … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: France can draw breath but the story of the gilets jaunes is far from over
By Rich Hammond | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 8:13 pm | UPDATED: December 16, 2018 at 8:14 pm LOS ANGELES – It’s been a big year for Rams linebacker Dante Fowler, who already has added to his life a new jersey, a division title and a baby boy. Fowler had quite a week to balance football and life. Fowler missed practice Thursday to make a quick round trip to Florida to witness the birth of his second child, a son named D’Angelo. Fowler, who made it back for practice Friday morning, masked any possible sleep deprivation as he smiled widely to recount his cross-country jaunt. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. “I was a little tempted to stay,” Fowler said. “Coach (Sean McVay) asked me if I wanted to go or stay. I thought, I want to go, because it’s my baby boy, but it was in the back of my head, that I wanted to practice. So I … [Read more...] about Rams linebacker Dante Fowler’s busy week ends with game, newborn son
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Amanda Kaufman Globe Correspondent December 16, 2018 Tufts University graduate Shirley Wang had always brushed off her father’s tales of drinking and hanging out with Charles Barkley as nothing more than “constant fan-girling” — until the basketball legend arrived at her father’s funeral to deliver a heartfelt eulogy.“It was just hard to believe the realness of the friendship,” said Wang, whose account of the story captured national attention Saturday when the segment aired on NPR’s sports program, Only A Game. “I was at that funeral and everyone was so upset and [Barkley] just walked in and it was like, ‘What else do we not understand about how the world works?’”Lin Wang, of Muscatine, Iowa, worked as a chemist in the cat litter industry. He struck up a bond with Barkley in 2013 during a … [Read more...] about She laughed off her dad’s stories about Charles Barkley. Then he showed up at her dad’s funeral
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