Hawaii Health Department offers grants for nursing homes to purchase equipment for in-person visits

The Hawaii Department of Health is making federal coronavirus aid funds available to skilled nursing facilities to acquire equipment for in-person visits from relatives and friends.

A total of $135,000 is available to skilled nursing facilities that are Medicare-certified, according to health officials. The facilities may apply for grants up to $3,000 for equipment such as clear barriers for indoor visits and tents for outdoor visits.

“It has been an especially difficult time for residents of skilled nursing facilities who have been separated from their family and friends for months because of necessary restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Keith Ridley, chief of the Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Assurance, which regulates skilled nursing facilities, in a news release. “The equipment will offer a way for families to safely see each other again without putting each other’s health and wellbeing at risk.”

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Solar Cell Manufacturing Equipment and Intellectual Property from Alta Devices Now Available for Bulk or Piecemeal Purchase

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Liquidity Services, Tiger Group, Maynards Industries and GES Associates LLC today announced their appointment to jointly manage a bulk and piecemeal sale of the assets of Alta Devices due to a complete facility closure. Alta pioneered and manufactured extreme efficiency GaAs Flexible Thin Film Solar cells used in many applications, including satellites and vehicles.

The sale features solar and semiconductor manufacturing and fabrication equipment from Alta’sSunnyvale, Calif. facility, featuring PVD Sputter, MOCVD and surface preparation systems; ELO; plating lines, and wet processing stations. Other assets include test and measurement equipment, an analysis lab, plant support and IT Equipment, as well as intellectual property rights and over 400 patents for Thin-Flexible Solar Cells.

Nick Jimenez, Vice President of Global Business Development at Liquidity Services stated: “We are pleased that our Strategic Partnership has been appointed as exclusive sale agent for these

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Many nursing homes shun free COVID-19 testing equipment

Thousands of Covid-19 rapid-testing devices are sitting idle in nursing homes around the country, even as some of the facilities face delays in getting results from outside labs, according to federal data.

The federal government spent more than $100 million to send rapid-testing equipment to the vast majority of the nation’s nursing homes, but some industry executives say they are concerned about the accuracy of the point-of-care tests, the staff time involved in using them, and guidelines in some states that discourage use of the tests.


Nearly 30% of 13,150 facilities that had rapid-testing equipment for at least two weeks hadn’t used it to test a single resident or staff member, according to a federal survey of nursing homes. During

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Over $35.5 Million Sold Through HiBid.com Last Week; Bidding Now Open for Fine Art, Antiques, Farm Machinery, Vintage Audio Equipment, and More

OCALA, Fla., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HiBid.com facilitated the sale of more than $35.5 million (gross auction proceeds) in assets last week, with 1,131 auctions held on the site from October 19th through the 25th. With 834,000 bidders submitting 1.39 million bids per day, on average, auctioneers sold more than 392,000 lots during the course of the week. On Friday alone, the auction platform experienced a record number of auction lots for sale in one day, with that total surpassing 740,000 lots.

HiBid works seamlessly with Auction Flex, a comprehensive auction management platform. HiBid supports webcast auctions, internet-only auctions, and absentee bidding.

October 19th-25th HiBid.com Highlights
Gross auction proceeds: $35,546,528 (USD)
Gross merchandise volume: $48,640,568 (USD)
Lots sold: 392,350
Online-only auctions: 1,042
Webcast auctions: 89
Average bidders per day: 834,000
Average bids per day: 1.39 million

Current Auctions
The information below highlights just a few of the

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HiBid.com Sees Record Number of Bidders, Lots, and Auctions Last Week, Plus $28.9M in Sales; Antiques, Farm Equipment, and More Up for Sale Now

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OCALA, Fla., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HiBid.com reports that nearly $29 million (gross auction proceeds) in assets were sold in last week’s auctions. The online platform held a total of 1,062 auctions from October 12th through the 18th. With an average of 808,000 bidders submitting 1.32 million bids per day, auctioneers sold more than 367,000 lots over the course of the week.

HiBid also set several records last week. On Friday, the online auction platform experienced its highest number of auction lots for sale (736,000), biddable auctions (2,693), and total auctions (3,020). On Saturday, HiBid set another record, this one for the most bidders from its many portals (127,000 bidders placing 209,000 bids), while total bidders from all HiBid auction sites reached 881,000. HiBid works seamlessly with Auction Flex

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