The St David – s Hotel – Spa Review, Cardiff, Wales #hotels

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The St David s Hotel Spa

Location

In the regenerated Cardiff Bay area, St David’s Hotel Spa is a 10-minute taxi ride from Cardiff Central station, and a 20-minute walk from the city centre. It is next to the shops, bars and attractions of the Cardiff Bay area, including the Doctor Who Experience and the Welsh Assembly building. However, the great views across Cardiff Bay from balconies (not a feature of all rooms) are rather spoiled by traffic noise from the nearby A4232.

Style character

An enormous white and glass building, St David’s has an impressive uninterrupted ground floor to roof atrium. Although the view from each floor’s corridor is not, therefore, for those with vertigo, this design allows for a pleasant feel of light and space. On the other hand, the large panes of glass and clean white walls occasionally mean that the design slips into “office” territory. Indeed, the property has to tread a fine line between business and leisure hotel, accommodating both types of customer, as well as many wedding parties. Although it mostly succeeds, the very prominent “business suite” made things feel slightly corporate. The Marine spa has excellent facilities in the shape of a swimming pool, sauna, hydrotherapy spa pool, gym, and ESPA treatments. The waiting area has a good range of teas, coffees and juices, magazines, and a collection of books including Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling. The floor to ceiling windows allow for lovely views over the bay, complete, perhaps, with bobbing swans. A nice touch is the private lift for spa access, so guests can get ready in their rooms and then go straight to the spa without traipsing through the main hotel reception.

Service facilities

Staff were friendly and efficient – perhaps overly so at breakfast, when plates were whipped away before I had finished my last bite of food. This may make guests feel as if staff members want to “clean up around them”. But they were also knowledgeable: I took a recommendation about boarding a water taxi from the Bay to the city centre and found it a pleasant way to get to Cardiff’s main park and castle. Staff in the hotel spa were obviously well-trained, and the therapist who gave me a back massage was attentive to the pressure she applied.

Rooms

My deluxe twin room was well equipped, with all the accoutrements of a business hotel, including shoe horns, Molton Brown toiletries and a flat screen television. However, the room lacked the character one might expect from a property that also markets itself to leisure travellers, who could want more than service- lead accommodation. The bland pale wood fittings and generic leather chair meant the room did not have “stay factor”, and the scuffed furniture felt less than five-star. There was also audible noise from other rooms during the night. My room did not have a mini bar, although 24-hour room service is available.

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Colorado Bureau Of Investigation Admits Dozens Of Faulty DUI Blood Tests –


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Colorado Bureau Of Investigation Admits Dozens Of Faulty DUI Blood Tests

DENVER (CBS4) Responding to a CBS4 investigation, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation has acknowledged at least 56 of the DUI blood tests it conducted in the last six months were incorrect.

“The initial results in each of those 56 cases showed lower alcohol levels for the drivers than when additional quality assurance retesting occurred, said Susan Medina, a spokesperson for the CBI. “There is no indication that any defendant was inappropriately charged with an offense based on test results showing an erroneously high level of alcohol in a driver’s bloodstream.”

The CBI opened labs in July 2015 in Pueblo and Grand Junction and since then has done about 1,500 DUI blood tests for the Colorado State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies. Medina said the faulty tests amounted to about 4 percent of the DUI testing the labs have conducted since last July.

The CBI said it learned of its erroneous lab results “in recent months“ when an independent lab checked two blood samples that had also been tested by the CBI and the independent lab ChemaTox discovered what the CBI calls “anomalies.

ChemaTox told CBS4 it notified state authorities of the problems in December 2015. The CBI said it then checked some of its other DUI alcohol results and confirmed its lab testing problems.

“While a thorough review remains in progress, said CBI, “it is believed the cause of the anomalies has been identified and corrected.

Medina declined to say if the problem was human error, testing equipment, or some other factor.

Sarah Urfer of ChemaTox labs told CBS4, “I contacted CBI and said, Look, we had an anomaly and it s 24 percent different.’

Urfer said the anomalies are important “because those are people’s lives at stake.

David Miller, a Denver-based defense attorney who defends DUI clients, told CBS4 the CBI needs to come clean.

“It creates a problem with the integrity of the system. They’re not saying what the problem is so we don’t know what the problem is, so we’re going to have to get full disclosure to start with. I think it s up to prosecutors now to look at each case and see if the convictions are proper in the first place and notify the client or lawyer as to what s happening, said Miller.

David Miller (credit: CBS)

He said the CBS4 investigation revealing the faulty testing shows a “huge problem. It’s a big deal if you’re the person affected by it. It’s a big deal individually and if you look at the big picture, if you are the person affected by this it’s a very big deal.

Miller said to re-establish credibility, the CBI needs to have all 1,500 blood samples it has examined since last July re-tested.

In many cases, blood drawn from a suspect is a critical piece of evidence establishing either guilt or innocence in DUI cases. There are an estimated 30,000 DUI cases in Colorado each year, according to the CBI.

Dr. Pat Sulik, a chemist with Rocky Mountain Instrumental Laboratories, checked 16 blood samples from the CBI in recent months. She said of those 16 samples, seven were problematic having at least a 5 percent variance from the readings she found. Of those seven, she said five had more than a 10 percent discrepancy.

Dr. Pat Sulik (credit: CBS)

Sulik said she would normally expect to have her results and the CBI results be nearly identical 99 percent of the time.

“To see this many discrepancies when the CBI just started this summer, this is, at a simple overview, way too many discrepancies, said Sulik. “When we saw our first large discrepancy we retested the sample and gave ourselves a heart attack.”

Sulik said the CBI’s erroneous, lower testing numbers mean “they are not being taken off the road, the DUI law is not being enforced if the state lab is coming up with lower numbers.

Sulik said in at least one case she checked, the suspect in a DUI case would have faced a more serious charge had the CBI lab testing been correct the first time around.

Ironically, the CBI only began doing this kind of testing after similar testing by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment came under fire in 2013 and CDPHE testing of DUI blood samples was shut down. In that case, defense attorneys maintained that the Department of Health testing was biased in favor of prosecutors and that staff was inadequately trained in handling blood samples.

In 2014 the state Legislature approved a bill providing nearly $2 million in annual funding and the hiring of five new full-time employees for the CBI to take over the DUI blood testing that was previously conducted by the Department of Health. Now the Department of Health is assisting in the investigation of the faulty CBI testing.

According to Medina’s statement to CBS4, ”After the review the CBI will issue amended reports to the law enforcement agencies that submitted the blood samples, and work with stakeholders to ensure accurate scientific results and prosecutions statewide.

Mike Rankin, the CBI Director, said, ”While the CBI works extremely hard to avoid any testing errors in our laboratories, the quality assurance procedures served their designed purpose of safeguarding the integrity of the program.

The CBI declined to answer any other questions from CBS4 citing an ongoing review of what happened. Medina said the agency might be able to provide more information once the review is completed.

Miller told CBS4 he intended to reopen any DUI cases he has handled in the last seven months that involved CBI blood testing. Urfer called the problem “very frustrating. I’ve been through this twice before. It seems like this should be a preventable problem. There are a number of labs that have not had these problems.


South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine – Podiatry, Orthopedics, & Physical Therapy


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Foot, Ankle Leg Specialists of South Florida (Sheinberg, Messina, Vela, Cohen)

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It is our mission to provide the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art podiatric, orthopaedic and rehabilitative care for our patients. Caring for our patients is the number one priority at South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine. Our highly trained physicians, physical therapists and staff provide patients with the latest medical technology and surgical procedures. A sincere approach to medical treatment is given to all of our patients whose ages range from newborns to mature adults. Your condition will be thoroughly evaluated and a detailed explanation of your diagnosis and treatment plan will be provided. Each patient is given individual attention and is encouraged to always ask questions. This site is intended for you, the visitor. We hope that you will discover a wealth of information on a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Our goal for this site is INTERACTION. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, as well as provide your feedback. We want to know what information on this site is answering your questions, what other questions you may have about a particular condition, and any topics of your interest you would like to see reviewed. Again, we thank you for your visit to our site.

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Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary: Certificate in Ministry #certificate #in #ministry, #cim, #austin


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Certificate In Ministry (CIM)

The Certificate in Ministry is a primarily online program for church leaders and others seeking substantive theological education but who are not planning to pursue study in a degree program. Seven courses are required to complete the certificate program.

Anyone who seeks theological preparation for church leadership or wishes to enrich his/her personal theological understanding will be well-served by the CIM program. In particular, the CIM may meet requirements for Commissioned Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and for leadership in other Christian traditions.

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Church History (online)
  • Reading the Bible Theologically (online)
  • Worship and Preaching (online with some on campus instruction)
  • Christian Education (online with some on campus instruction)
  • Pastoral Care and Leadership (online)
  • Ministry Foundations in Bible and Theology (online)

ELECTIVES:

  • PC(USA) Polity (online)
  • Comparative Religion (online)
  • Introducing Christian Ethics (online)
  • Effective Church Leadership
  • Evangelism
  • Additional courses are in development

SCHEDULE

Spring 2017: March 27 June 2
Application Deadline is February 10

CIM.03R Worship and Preaching, taught by Professor Carolyn Helsel
CIM.06R Ministry Foundations in Bible and Theology, taught by Professor John Alsup

Fall 2017. Sept 5 Nov 10
Application Deadline is July 14

CIM.04R Christian Education, taught by Professor David White
CIM.09E Introducing Christian Ethics, taught by Professor Asante Todd

APPLICATION

If you are interested in this program, please click on the “Application” link below. You may register for courses as soon as you have been admitted to the program; please allow up to two weeks to process your application.


The St David – s Hotel & Spa in Cardiff #hospice #volunteer

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The St David s Hotel Spa, Cardiff

Also known as

  • St David’s Hotel Cardiff
  • St David’s Hotel
  • St David’s Hotel
  • St David’s Cardiff

Policies

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 15 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30 per night

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.50 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 10 per night

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  • Also known as

    • St David’s Hotel Cardiff
    • St David’s Hotel
    • St David’s Hotel
    • St David’s Cardiff

    Policies

    Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs GBP 15 per night

    Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30 per night

    Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.50 per person (approximately)

    Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 10 per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.