Texas hospitals deal with winter storm disaster

It really is tough to watch what’s been unfolding in Texas over the earlier 7 days as tens of millions of inhabitants offer with freezing temperatures, electricity outages, burst pipes and no potable h2o. Some Texans are boiling snow for drinking h2o.

At minimum 24 persons have died, many in accidents caused by attempts to remain heat.

Hospitals in the state are also going through crisis situations. Hospitals by and substantial are working off turbines, said Darrell Pile, CEO of the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council in Houston, which operates catastrophic professional medical operation facilities throughout emergencies.

On Wednesday evening, 45 hospitals were declared an inside disaster, Pile said. This was due either to absence of h2o strain or pipes bursting, in particular in important departments these as an operating place or an imaging middle. 

“We now have twelve.3 million persons on a boil-h2o observe, and that then not only

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P&G Scraps Deal to Buy Billie Razor Startup

Procter & Gamble has called off its planned takeover of women’s razor startup Billie, citing regulatory action to block the deal as anti-competitive.

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint last month alleging the deal was “likely to result in significant harm by eliminating competition between the market leader and an important and growing head-to-head competitor.”

P&G owns the Gillette razor brand while Billie has found a market niche by selling discounted women’s razors and attacking the industry for its “pink tax” practice of charging more for women’s products.

“We were disappointed by the FTC’s decision and maintain there was exciting potential in combining Billie with P&G to better serve more consumers around the world,” the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

However, they added, “after due consideration, we have mutually agreed that it is in both companies’ best interests not to engage in a prolonged legal challenge,

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