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Exclusive: Cabinet ministers poised to back max fac customs option as Irish border solution breaks Brexit deadlock

Exclusive: Cabinet ministers poised to back max fac customs option as Irish border solution breaks Brexit deadlock whatsapp “Obviously there are a lot of people who still want to push ahead with it, but they know it’s unlikely to happen now. They know it’s taken too much heat and are using these groups as an exit strategy.”A third source concurred. “That was pretty much the sense of why these groups were set up in the first place,” he said.It is hoped that the option ultimately presented will have moved on enough from the options ruled out by Brussels “to allow Barnier to say we are not quite happy, but it’s enough to move onto talks”.Downing Street played down suggestions that a solution was in the post, telling City A.M. it sounded “more like hope than expectation”.But the clock is ticking with a crucial European Council meeting scheduled for the end of June.“It is not sufficient to come to the right answer,” said the source. “You have to come to the right answer now because if you don’t, whatever you do will be the wrong answer.” Catherine Neilan Two working groups – one of which comprises environment secretary Michael Gove, international trade secretary Liam Fox and Cabinet Office minister David Lidington, and the other made up of Brexit secretary David Davis, business secretary Greg Clark and Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley – will meet next week before presenting their findings the week after.Two well-placed sources told City A.M. ministers were “coalescing around” max fac, but with enough modifications that it could be presented as the PM’s mooted third way, as a “face-saving exercise for everybody”.Max fac – which would allow so-called “trusted traders” to cross the Northern Ireland and other EU borders freely, aided by technology – took a bruising last week when HMRC boss Jon Thompson suggested it could cost businesses £20bn a year.But allies of Gove – who backs the proposal – told City A.M. that ministers had not been briefed on the figure, and that it was “probably bullshit”.The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) estimates the cost at closer to £5bn in a paper which has been circulated among decision-making ministers. Share Friday 1 June 2018 2:41 pm The critical breakthrough is thought to have come from a new solution to the Irish border question.The proposal involves pre-approving trusted traders to travel freely between the Republic and Northern Ireland, while enforcing island-wide standards on areas such as meat.Proponents of this idea of this special economic zone suggested it was virtually identical to existing standards and would not result in the feared border down the Irish sea. The freedom of movement red line will remain intact as long as the UK does not impose visas for EU27 citizens and the Republic does not enter the EU’s Schengen Zone.Multiple sources suggested the NCP – which has been widely derided – could not survive this round of debate.“It’s done, it’s taken too many blows,” one person close to the matter said. “That’s not just the Brexiter view – obviously the Brexiters don’t like it – that’s the view now from the Cabinet Office and even Downing Street. Ministers charged with determining the UK’s position on post-Brexit customs are poised to argue for a modified version of the “max fac” option, after making a breakthrough on the Irish border issue, City A.M. understands.For nearly a month, Cabinet ministers have been analysing the two options – the new customs partnership, or NCP, initially proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May and the highly streamlined or “maximum facilitation” route, backed by Leavers including foreign secretaryBoris Johnson. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBasement Repair | Search AdsFoundation Repair? May Now Be Even More Affordable in Scottsdale. Check optionsBasement Repair | Search AdsArticles Skill10 Habits That Damage Your Kidney (Most People Ignore)Articles SkillFlight 10[Photos] Trail Cam Photos Captured In The Wilderness.Flight 10Magellan TimesJada Pinkett Smith Opened Up About Her Son Saying The Words No Mom Wants To HearMagellan Timestwitways.com7 Facts That Nobody Told You About Garlic.twitways.comBridesBlush26 Of The Funniest Boat Names At SeaBridesBlushLocksmith of HeartsAt 63, Lorenzo Lamas Lives In This HouseLocksmith of Heartsalldelish11 Anxiety Causing Foods To Stay Away FromalldelishReport SeedMarried Rich: Michael Jordan’s Wife Is One of The Richest Woman In AmericaReport Seed read more


News / Carriers eye March GRIs as Asia-Europe rates drop 13% after Chinese New Year

first_img Following the end of the China’s new year holiday and against a backdrop of soft forward demand, spot freight rates between Asia and North Europe nosedived by 13% this week.They hit $816 per teu as carriers appeared to restart a rate war to fill their ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs).The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) recorded a full house of spot rate declines, with Asia to the Mediterranean plunging $139 to $1,134 per teu, Asia-US west coast down $88 per feu to $1,921 and even the US east coast shedding $206 per feu to $4,740.However, it does seem that the recent highs, which saw the latter price at over $5,000 per feu, were considered too expensive by many shippers who spoke to The Loadstar at TPM in Long Beach this week. They preferred to place boxes into queues waiting to be processed through the west coast gateways.This month is likely to become increasingly crucial for carriers to stop the downward spiral, with several pinning hopes on mid-March general rate increases after effectively abandoning early March GRIs.For example, CMA CGM advised on Wednesday that it would implement a $650 per teu GRI between Asia and North European on 15 March. G6 partner lines OOCL and Hapag-Lloyd had earlier announced a similar increase for the same date.However, container freight derivatives broker FIS said: “Sentiment indicates that the planned GRIs for mid-March stand little chance of being a success.”It added that UASC had announced plans for a GRI from 1 April of $950 per teu, suggesting that the March increase may well get pushed back.Scratching around for cargo after the Chinese new year lull is not unusual, but the difference this year is that the carriers have something extra to give away: the dramatic collapse in oil prices means bunker fuel is 50% cheaper than a year ago.According to Alphaliner, “there is still room for carriers to cut freight rates further”, as they are mostly now trading in the black due to the lower bunker costs.But the fact that carriers do not have their backs against the wall financially does not bode well for mid-March GRI prospects. Neither does the blanking of nine 2M Asia-North Europe sailings during the CNY period or well as the skipped voyages of other alliances.Comments from Maersk Line chief executive Soren Skou at TPM were also unlikely to do much for freight rate optimists. He suggested that the focus of the world’s largest liner company would continue to be on reducing costs rather than pushing prices higher.“Freight rates have come down by 1-2% virtually every year and at Maersk Line we recognise that we cannot build a business on the hope that they will go up – we have to provide competitive rates for our customers,” he said. By Mike Wackett & Gavin van Marle 06/03/2015last_img read more


As the health care debate rages on, one set of voices is often missing — women’s

first_img KHN As the health care debate rages on, one set of voices is often missing — women’s About the Author Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care.Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception, they are struck more often by such diseases as autoimmune conditions, osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression. They are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid — and to live longer and depend on Medicare. And it commonly falls to them to plan health care and coverage for the whole family. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags Congressinsurancepolicywomen’s health What is it? What’s included? GET STARTED By Anna Gorman and Jenny Gold — Kaiser Health News Aug. 17, 2017 Reprints Politics Anna Gorman and Jenny Gold — Kaiser Health News Log In | Learn More last_img read more


All Friday’s Laois GAA results on a very busy evening

first_img Facebook Previous articlePortlaoise qualify for quarter final with big win over 14-man TrumeraNext articlePark-Ratheniska/Timahoe bow out of intermediate championship after narrow loss to Rathdowney-Errill Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Just the 15 games down for decision tonight as the championship continues to hot up.We saw the end of the road for two teams tonight as Ballyfin Gaels and Trumera headed for relegation finals in senior and senior A.While Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe suffered relegation to Junior A following their loss to Rathdowney-Errill in the IHC play off.See all the results we have below:Laois Shopping Centre SHC Group A Round 3Abbeyleix 2-15 Ballyfin Gaels 1-16 – See Report HereLaois Shopping Centre SHC ‘A’ Group B Round 3Portlaoise 2-20 Trumera 1-12 – See Report HereLaois Shopping Centre IHC Relegation Final(Extra time if necessary)Rathdowney-Errill 2-16 Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe 2-13Laois Shopping Centre JHC Round 3Borris-Kilcotton 0-9 The Harps 3-21 Community Pinterest Twitter TAGSLaois GAA Results By Alan Hartnett – 17th August 2018 Community Twitter Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad All Friday’s Laois GAA results on a very busy evening WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport GAA All Friday’s Laois GAA results on a very busy evening SportGAA WhatsApp Midlands Park Hotel U-17 Football Championship Group B Killeshin Crettyard 0-14 Emo Courtwood 1-7Midlands Park Hotel U-17 B Hurling Championship Round 2Portlaoise 4-11 Clonaslee St Manmans 4-8Castletown Slieve Bloom 4-11 Rosenallis 2-5Midlands Park Hotel U-13 B Football Championship Group A Camross 0-4 Mountmellick 1-5Clough-Ballacolla 4-8 Ballyfin 2-4The Heath 3-5 Rosenallis 3-9Midlands Park Hotel U-13 Football Championship Group A Portlaoise 6-6 Ballyroan Abbey 2-7Kilcavan 2-9 St Joseph’s 3-5Midlands Park Hotel U-13 Football Championship Group B Round 3Stradbally Parish Gaels 4-8 St Pauls 1-8Killeshin Crettyard V Ballylinan in Killeshin at 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel U-13 C Football Championship Group B Round 1Park Ratheniska 3-2 O’Dempsey’s 5-7SEE ALSO – Meet the Laois woman whose life was completely changed by the Rose of Tralee Rugby Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding last_img read more


Coronavirus: 10 further deaths and 426 new cases as pregnant women to be offered vaccines

first_img WhatsApp Coronavirus: 10 further deaths and 426 new cases as pregnant women to be offered vaccines Twitter Pinterest Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp Previous articleLaois agri-innovators invited to enter national competition with €5,000 up for grabsNext articlePlanning granted for extension to popular Laois restaurant Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. There have been a further 10 Coronavirus-related deaths and 426 new cases according to figures released this evening by the health authorities.Of the deaths reported today four occurred in April, five occurred March and 1 in February while the median age of those who died was 84.Fewer than five of today’s cases are in Laois meaning the county’s 14-day incidence rate now stands at 93.3, compared to the national average of 122.5. The Laois figure is down from 99.2 yesterday.Of the cases notified today:203 are men/221 are women74% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 29 years old156 in Dublin, 39 in Donegal, 28 in Kildare, 28 in Meath, 25 in Limerick and the remaining 150 cases are spread across 18 other counties.As of 8am today, 153 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 47 are in ICU. 10 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.Pregnant women to be offered vaccinesMeanwhile, pregnant women are likely to be offered faster access to vaccines following NIAC advice which has been accepted by Cabinet today.It is understood that the advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee would see pregnant women offered an mRNA vaccine between 14 and 36 weeks gestation, and only after consulting with their doctor.Government today approved NIAC’s recommendations about the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines.The two vaccines have been recommended for people aged 50 and over.The recommendation is also for the Johnson & Johnson jab to be given to people under 50 if there is no other option available and for hard-to-reach communities.It is also recommended that the AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in people over 50. Until now, it was mostly restricted to people aged over 60.Speaking about the decision in relation to pregnant women, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the process by which pregnant women will receive the vaccine will be worked out and that they may hear in the coming weeks.He added there would not be an age-based component to the process:“We’ll work that through with the HSE right now, certainly there wasn’t a suggestion that that would be based on age.“It’s fair to say that most pregnant women will be below 50,we’ve only got the advice last night so we’ll work with the HSE no to put the protocols in place.”SEE ALSO – Laois hurlers to feature twice on live TV as TG4 announce league schedule Facebook Council Home News Community Coronavirus: 10 further deaths and 426 new cases as pregnant women to… NewsCommunity Electric Picnic Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Facebook By Steven Miller – 27th April 2021 TAGSCoronavirus Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival last_img read more


GM recalls over 19,000 vehicles in Canada to fix rear brake problem

first_img Trending Videos RELATED TAGSGMCTerrainNews The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. GM is preparing to notify owners, but those with concerns can call dealers and schedule repairs now. advertisement See More Videos General Motors is recalling more than 240,000 vehicles, mainly in the U.S. and Canada, to fix a problem that could hamper rear brake performance.The recall covers many GMC Terrain, Buick Lacrosse and Regal, Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Volt, Impala and Bolt vehicles from 2018 and 2019. Also covered is the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. In Canada, some 19,385 vehicles are affected.GM says the rear brake caliper pistons can contain trapped hydrogen gas that could make the brakes feel soft and increase the risk of a crash. GM says it’s not aware of any crashes related to the issue. Dealers will bleed the brakes to remove gas. Once the gas is out GM says the problem won’t happen again. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 GMC Terrain PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more


CU-Boulder Students To Assist Rwandan Village As Part Of 'Engineers Without Borders' Team

first_img Published: March 10, 2004 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Editor’s Note: Digital photographs of earlier Engineers Without Borders projects can be obtained by contacting Carol Rowe at (303) 492-7426 or [email protected] University of Colorado at Boulder engineering students will be part of a team traveling to Rwanda, March 19 to March 31, to work with a village decimated by genocide just short of a decade ago and now suffering from poverty, insufficient food and unsafe drinking water. The project in Muramba, Rwanda, is part of the Engineering for Developing Communities program at CU-Boulder and Engineers Without Borders-USA, a national nonprofit organization founded by CU-Boulder Professor Bernard Amadei. Located in a mountainous region on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Muramba faces problems associated with war and severe poverty, according to Evan Thomas, CU student coordinator of the trip. About 6,000 people in the region rely on subsistence farming and a 75-year-old gravity-fed water system to deliver drinking water to four taps, which produce muddy water and often do not flow at all. The community struggles with frequent illness due to unclean water, while poor soil conditions, a lack of irrigation for hillside crops and a 14-month drought have contributed to near famine conditions. The first phase of the project will involve an on-site survey of the water system to determine what repairs are needed and the introduction of drip irrigation techniques. The team also will visit Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, where it will attempt to locate equipment suppliers and meet with the U.S. ambassador and students from the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, which will partner in the project. Both Hutu and Tutsi students from Kigali will join with the American team in helping the Hutu community of Muramba, which suffered many deaths during the Rwandan genocide that began on April 7, 1994. After assessing the water system, the team will return in May or June to begin implementation of water system repairs. Engineering teams also will return in subsequent years to address other community-identified needs. The first 10-person team will be led by Amadei and Denver nurse Frances Feeney, who requested assistance from Engineers Without Borders-USA after a previous visit to Muramba. Four CU engineering students, a student and a professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a professional engineer and a cultural consultant will complete the group. The mission of Engineers Without Borders-USA is to work with communities to implement sustainable engineering solutions to problems in the developing world. The nonprofit organization, which has 65 student chapters and 800 members throughout the United States, currently is involved in more than 50 projects in 22 countries around the world. By using volunteer labor and donations, the organization has been able to assist communities in meeting a variety of basic needs, while providing valuable opportunities for engineering students to apply their knowledge and skills to help people who need it the most. The first phase of the Rwanda project is sponsored by the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee, the Engineering Excellence Fund in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and private donations.last_img read more


Knox wins WGC-HSBC Champions by two

first_imgSHANGHAI – Russell Knox raised both arms in the air, closed his eyes and tilted his head toward the heavens as if he couldn’t believe what he had just done. Dating to when the World Golf Championship began in 1999, no one had ever won in his debut. Knox wasn’t even eligible for the HSBC Champions until he got in 10 days ago as an alternate, and then it was a mad scramble in Malaysia to get a Chinese visa in time to play. Walking out of the Sheshan International clubhouse on Sunday with a share of the 54-hole lead, Knox noticed a billboard with names and images of past winners at the HSBC Champions – Phil Mickelson and Martin Kaymer, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson. ”Everyone who wins this tournament is a superstar,” Knox said. ”I knew this would be the hardest day in my life.” For a 30-year-old from Scotland who had never won in 92 previous tries on the PGA Tour, Knox made it look like a breeze. He broke out of a five-way tie for the lead with two quick birdies to start the back nine and was flawless the rest of the way for a 4-under 68 and a two-shot victory over Kevin Kisner. ”I always thought I was going to win a big one for my first one,” he said. ”But this is going to take a long time to sink in.” He played alongside Johnson, whose power can be so intimidating that Knox didn’t watch him hit a shot for 12 holes. In the group ahead was Jordan Spieth, on his way back to No. 1 in the world. The cheers were for Li Haotong, the 20-year-old from Shanghai who received rock-star treatment during a wild final round that ended with the best finish ever by a Chinese player on the PGA Tour. ”Incredible for me this week,” Li said. ”This for me is very, very big.” Imagine how it felt for Knox, whose unexpected trip to China ended with a most surprising victory. Knox finished at 20-under 268 and earned $1.4 million, along with perks that include his first trip to the Masters in April. ”I got married on Saturday of the Masters,” he said. ”What a great wedding anniversary we’re going to have.” It was the fourth runner-up this year for Kisner – the other three were in playoffs. He closed with a 70, though his birdie putt on the 18th hole was worth an additional $285,000, a small consolation. ”That’s all right,” Kisner said. ”I’ll keep finishing second and I’ll keep giving myself a shot, and I know I’ll win one of them.” His birdie was expensive for Danny Willett, who closed with a 62 and tied for third with Ross Fisher (68). If Kisner had not made birdie on the final hole, Willett would have overtaken Rory McIlroy in the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. Willett is playing next week in the BMW Masters in Shanghai – McIlroy is not – and even if he doesn’t pass him, the Race to Dubai will come down to the final event. McIlroy closed with a 50-foot birdie putt for a 66, ending a week in which his energy was low while recovering from food poisoning, and his putter was cold, as it has been since he returned in August from his ankle injury. Spieth, who started the final round three shots behind, didn’t feel comfortable with his swing and didn’t make enough putts in his round of 70. Two birdies on the back nine at least allowed him to tie for seventh, and that was enough to move back to No. 1 in the world. ”Everyone is pushing each other a little bit, and when that No. 1 ranking slips away, it leaves some unrest in you and you really want to get back at it,” Spieth said. Johnson wound up four shots behind, and with more reason than anyone to feel as though a third WGC title got away. He was one shot behind Knox on the par-5 eighth hole when his wedge covered the flag and appeared that it would land a few feet behind the hole or a tap-in birdie. Instead, it struck the pin and caromed harshly off the green and into the creek. A birdie turned into a double bogey, and Johnson never recovered. He closed with a 71. The hopes were with Li, and the crowd stood four-deep behind the range with cameras on him at all times. The attendance this week (34,790) set a record, topping 2009 when Mickelson and Tiger Woods played in the final round. But those hopes ended quickly. Li hooked his opening tee shot and had to scramble to make bogey. He hooked his second tee shot into the hazard and made double bogey. He didn’t make a par until the seventh hole, and only because he missed a 4-foot birdie putt. But he kept fighting until the end, making two late birdies and saving par after a second shot into the water on the 18th, finishing tied for seventh. ”He was really off with his game, but man, did he have heart,” Spieth said. ”He didn’t have his best stuff. If he did, he really could have done some damage today.”last_img read more


Beautiful City: The Duck Pond

first_img“Beautiful City” is WABE’s series about places to get away from Atlanta without leaving the city.Today we’re heading off to a Buckhead neighborhood called Peachtree Heights East.There, beside a 2-acre pond, you’re bound to run into some of the neighbors.You might find them preening, swimming, or quacking. Mary Claire Kelly explores the Duck Pond.4:14 MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party 12345 MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE 4:14 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE Related Stories Share MARY CLAIRE KELLY / WABE last_img read more


Parents Of Child Denied Kidney Transplant In Talks With Emory Hospital

first_img Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party The parents of a 2-year-old who was denied a kidney transplant by Emory Healthcare are now in negotiations with the hospital.The hospital refused the surgery in early October after the child’s donor, his father, violated parole. It told the family it wouldn’t reconsider the request for 90 days.But Friday the parents announced they have a meeting Monday with hospital officials to come up with a new timeline. Carmellia Burgess said her son, A.J., needs the transplant because he was born without working kidneys.“When he got here, they said he wouldn’t live 24 hours. He’ll be three in January. So he’s a fighter,” she said.The child was scheduled for a separate surgery Friday to treat an infection, which he developed after the canceled transplant.In a statement, Emory acknowledged the meeting and the need to move forward on A.J.’s behalf.Over the last month, the case has drawn national attention and brought protesters to Emory. Add to My List In My List Sharelast_img read more