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NY Nurses Strike at Montefiore Medical Center & Mount Sinai Hospital -2023

By Adal Hussain, Chief Editor   Jan 10th 2023.

Thousands of nurses went on strike Monday at two of New York City’s major hospitals after contract negotiations stalled over staffing and salaries nearly three years into the coronavirus pandemic.

The privately owned hospitals were postponing nonemergency surgeries, diverting ambulances to other medical centers, pulling in temporary staffers, and assigning administrators with nursing backgrounds to work in wards in order to cope with the walkout.

As many as 3,500 nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and about 3,600 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan were off the job. Hundreds picketed, some singing the chorus from Twisted Sister’s 1984 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” outside Mount Sinai. It was one of many New York hospitals deluged with Covid-19 patients as the virus made the city an epicenter of deaths in spring 2020.

“We were heroes only two years ago,” said Warren Urquhart, a nurse in transplant and oncology units. “We was on the front lines of the city when everything came to a stop. And now we need to come to a stop so they can understand how much we mean to this hospital and to the patients.”

“Enough is enough, Sinai,” New York State Nurses Association President Nancy Hagan said outside of Mount Sinai on Monday surrounded by red-clad nurses. “What we are asking for is for safe staffing and quality care for patients. We don’t think we are asking for too much.”

The hospitals said in separate statements on Monday that they offered a 19.1% compounded wage increase to the nurses. Montefiore Medical Center also said it was committed to create over 170 new nursing positions.

With the traumas of COVID still freshly seared into their minds, New York City nurses are once again sounding the alarm that staffing shortages at local hospitals are jeopardizing the well-being of themselves and their patients.

Nurses in the Big Apple and throughout New York State are planning a series of protests starting this week to highlight what they say is a failure on the part of hospitals to staff jobs that started to become vacant after the first pandemic wave roared through the region.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said on Sunday that he and his staff were closely monitoring the situation and that the city’s healthcare system is prepared to meet any challenges that may arise due to the work stoppage.

Union officials appeared to be winning the public relations battle in this fight, with cars and trucks honking their horns in support of the strikers throughout the day. And the union officials were getting overwhelming cheers from crowd as well with their position that they were fighting to put patients over profits.

Let’s hope all parties get together as soon as possible and iron out the details and everybody is happy with the situation, as nurses are very important part of our health system and with the COVID Raging full force we need to have them back at work, right away.

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Nurses at two of New York City’s largest hospitals, Montefiore Medical Center & Mount Sinai Hospital NY went on Strike -2023

  BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV,    Tuesday January 10th 2023 Thousands of nurses went on strike Monday at two of New York City’s major hospitals after contract negotiations stalled over staffing and salaries nearly three years into the coronavirus pandemic. The privately owned hospitals were postponing nonemergency surgeries, diverting ambulances to...
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Muslim Community Networks 20th Annual Gala -2022

BY: Betina Crione Guest Writer for World Liberty TV Mission: MCN’s mission is to use civic education and leadership development to shape the public narrative about what it means to be Muslim in the United States of America. Since 9/11, Muslims have been in the public eye. However, who we are and the reality of...
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30th Annual Queens Pride Parade-2022

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NYFW 2022 Fashion Shows in World Liberty TV Fashion Channels (Part 2)-2022

We had the pleasure of covering close to 100 designers from all over the World. At New York Fashion Shows Fall / Winter 2022. Below are some of the fashion Shows we covered and showcased in our World Liberty TV, Fashion Channels, Blogs and Photo-Galleries.

Adrian Alicea: The Adrian Alicea brand represents an orgy of defiance. Absolution without the fear of retribution. The temerity of Adrian Alicea is only surpassed by the precise execution of his vision.

Adrian Alicea is a new romantic of romantic excesses. Creating a pirate-like fairy-tale of disguises, he walks a tightrope between ironic hedonistic inclination and highly serious commentary. There is an insane carcinogenic, merciless narcissism. There is a deafening, endless shout

of “gimme more!” – Earl Murray.  Adrian’s inspiration comes from his strong familial roots in Puerto Rico. The essence of his beautiful mother is etched into every design. Mr. Alicea was also blessed with nine sisters of whom have provided him with the depth of understanding the female form. The fact that he also has real human frailties make him greater than is realized by those who are not able to see through the fog of adulation. His human experience transcends into an emotional confluence felt by every being that adorns his designs. Having been a model himself, he was first discovered at the iconic nightclub “The Tunnel” by Rae Dawn Chong who invited him to walk for Thierry Mugler’s couture show in Paris.

From there his career took off and with persistent effort continued working with the masters of Europe: Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Gianfranco Ferre, Vivienne Westwood, and Patricia Fields and graced the stage with notable supermodels Iman, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Debra Shaw, Veruschka von Lehndorff, to name a few. Adrian Alicea has also been featured on the cover of Italian Vogue and has had editorial spreads in major publications like Vibe. He’d eventually tour the world as a professional dancer alongside the legendary Willi Ninja and Grace Jones. This led to two electrifying performances in “Deep in Vogue” and “Waltz Darling” by the multi-talented Malcolm McClaren. He is currently featured in the CAMP Expedition at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Manhattan, New York and was presented with the Emerging New Designer Award at the Cinema Film Fashion Awards 2017, Beverly Hills, California alongside Akon, Sidney Poitier and Samuel L. Jackson. Adrian has styled and dressed the likes of many A List celebrities. Larisa Martine, of whom shared the stage with Grammy Award Winner, Joshua Bell at the 60th Lincoln Center Anniversary hosted by Neil Patrick Harris wore one of his stunning designs. He has also dressed and styled celebrities like Zoe Saldana and Nick Cannon.

The House Of Alicea was born out of his life-time love affair with Avant-garde fashion and the purest freedom of an artist. Adrian sews from hand like a sculptor as he shapes and molds each fabric to fit the human form with such care to the ornate details he creates in each design. The fashion industry has become commercial and lackluster at best with mass-produced designs. Adrian Alicea has a style all his own that is unique and filled with the power to transform this industry back to a time when living breathing artistic beauty of all forms graced the stage. His designs bring forth an explosive amalgamation of emotions that will take your breath away and leaving you screaming for more. Adrian Alicea is that of a demigod. This mythical creature has the innate ability to forge a cult-like dance of the obscure bathed in overt obscenity, and emblazoned in provocative aggression dripping in hedonistic ecstasy. See his fashion Show in our World Liberty TV, Fashion Channel by Clicking here.

Emerge Fashion Show During NYFW -2022: I am truly grateful to present the Emerge! Fashion live runway show during New York Fashion Week! When I created Emerge! 10 years ago my purpose was to highlight the creativity and art that designers create for the runway. I am always at awe at the talent and gifts that designers bring to light. I am equally grateful about honoring legendary designer Karl Kani with the Fashion Innovator Award. Universally- deemed the Godfather of Urban Fashion, Karl Kani’s style and influence impacted the culture in a major way with his iconic brand.

Last but not least, thanks to everyone for supporting the show and I am honored you are here to enjoy this journey! On behalf of our talented designers, production staff and all of our sponsors, I welcome you to witness Emerge! A Fashion Runway Show., Said, Dionne Williams Creator, Emerge! See Emerge Fashion Show as well as Karl Kani God Father of Urban Fashion being honored as well as a special tribute video honoring Andre Talley. In our World Liberty TV, Fashion Channels by Clicking here.

“NYC Live! @ Fashion Week” Fall/Winter 2022 Fashion Showcase, Creative Director and Founder “Michael Reid”: Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Wm. Michael Reid has always expressed a desire to become a world-renowned architect. It was once imagined that he would have an impact on his hometown’s world-famous skyline by designing a magnificent office tower or, better yet, a sports and entertainment complex. However, after attending college in Los Angeles, he shifted into a different gear, which helped him focus on designing and building a first-class company.

Over time, X.E.I. has developed solid relationships with many influential personnel all across the nation – entertainment industry, sports leagues, travel/hospitality, corporate sponsors, modeling, fashion, and the media — radio, television, film, print and interactive. In years to come, it’s X.E.I.’s goal to leave its mark as one of the most highly-successful entertainment companies ever to be assembled. One thing’s for certain, X.E.I. will provide a creative and informative platform for new business clients, as well as family and friends. See NY Live Fashion Shows by clicking here.

We at World Liberty TV, have been covering New York Fashion Week for close to 20 years and showcasing thousands of designers from all over the World, as well as models and people in the fashion world. See More in our World Liberty TV, Fashion Channels blogs and Fashion Photo-Galleries by clicking here.

NY Fashion Week Shows 2022

BY: Betina Crione Guest Writer for World Liberty TV We had a pleasure of covering close to 100 fashion designers in New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2022. In our World Liberty TV Fashion Channels, Blogs, Photo-Galleries and Luxury Channels. We have to say people are back in the fashion world, bigger and better than...
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43rd Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Conference-2021

By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr. Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV NYU School of Professional Studies . Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Hosts the 43rd Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Convening Renowned Hospitality Thought Leaders In-Person in NYC. Featured Speakers , Jamie Dimon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,...
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Concordia Summit in New York City – 2021

Atul Kapoor Staff Writer For World Liberty TV In the summer of 2011, friends and business partners Nick Logothetis and Matthew Swift had an idea for convening thought leaders in the midst of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to discuss the importance of partnerships in combating extremism. Since then, Concordia has grown towards a belief...
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Who is the Next Mayor of New York City? -2021

  BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV The Following Contenders from the Democratic party and the Republican party are running to become the next Mayor of New York City, below you would learn about each candidate, what their current position is, what kind of political experience they have throughout their years and...
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HOTWINC & USA Inc Honor 4 Thousand Elmhurst Hospital Personnel with COVID-19 Champions awards-2020

We are proud to honor Israel Rocha, Jr.Chief Executive Officer, Executive administration of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York., and the following three departments; Nursing , Pulmonary Medicine/Critical care,  and Emergency Medicine.

At the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Elmhurst hospital was the pandemic hospital of the USA.

Elmhurst Hospital, in Queens, New York, is a 545-bed city hospital that serves as a safety-net institution for a largely working-class immigrant population. The novel coronavirus has quickly spread through this vulnerable community, and the hospital is currently operating at more than 100% capacity. In an effort to free up precious beds, dozens of non-Covid-related cases are being transferred to other facilities. Inpatient wards are overwhelmed with those who, under different circumstances, would belong in intensive care units. This is the “epicenter within the epicenter” of the Covid-19 crisis in New York City.

Elmhurst Hospital set up a tent — one of the first in New York — outside of the emergency department. This stemmed the tide in three ways: First, it kept non-critically ill patients out of the emergency room and away from risk. Second, it allowed us to assign physicians who typically work in ambulatory clinics to the tent, freeing up ER doctors for the more critical cases. Finally, in the face of unprecedented demand, New York City hospitals have constrained supplies that need to be judiciously managed for high-risk patients. Keeping the critically ill apart from the non-critically ill helps us allocate resources appropriately.

The national shortage of gowns, masks, gloves, and other materials that keep medical staff safe has created a bottleneck and forced us to find creative ways to conserve. For example, Elmhurst has contained suspected Covid patients in a specific, separate area of the hospital under negative pressure, which helps prevent cross-contamination between rooms. Providers working in a Covid section of the hospital can feasibly wear one N95 mask and face shield throughout a shift, while still protecting themselves from infection. While not an ideal long-term solution, it’s allowed Elmhurst to continue seeing and admitting new patients at a reasonable pace while slowing the burn rate of precious PPE.

Already, on multiple occasions, doctors at Elmhurst have scrambled to find a ventilator for a critically ill Covid-19 patient. We nervously anticipate the day when we will not have one. “Make more ventilators” is an obvious solution, but ventilators are complex machines, difficult to produce quickly, and they have been subject to an enormous surge in global demand. We need them immediately — not next month or next week.

In response, we have freed up existing ventilators in operating rooms and obtained others from less impacted hospitals in our health system. This has only been possible as elective surgical cases are put on hold, but it also offers a national model for finding urgent supplies in forgotten places.

We at Humanitarians of the World Inc, invited Elmhurst hospital staff to be honored at our COVID-19 Champions awards Gala 2020., but they was not able to attend due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and a busy schedule of the head doctors.

So we were invited to Elmhurst hospital where we presented the COVID-19 Champions awards-2020, to the following departments: Israel Rocha, Jr.Chief Executive Officer, accepted  Executive administration COVID-19 Champions award, Alfredo Astua, MD, Pulmonary Medicine/Critical care, Dr. Stuart Kessler , Director Department of Emergency Medicine. Joan M. Curcio, MD, Nursing .

Mr Rocha, went on to say we employ close to four thousand people in Elmhurst hospital, we will be very happy to honor each and every one of the four thousand employees, with the COVID-19 Champions awards-2020.

I like to thank Dr.Adal Hussain, Founder of Humanitarians of the World Inc, and Mr Urgen Sherpa , President , United Sherpa Association Inc, for bestowing these wonderful honors.

Mr Rocha, went on to say, your recognition of our efforts warms our hearts and inspires us as we continue to care for patients during the current healthcare crisis. Please be safe and well.

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