A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE SUCCESS THERE’S little that cheers the soul better after a lingering recession than a roomful of entrepreneurs, and last night’s Quoted Company Awards were no exception, as banks and brokerages gathered to cheer on their new and growing clients.Companies in attendance ranged from a bevy of smart media startups, including nine-month-old Digital Theatre and acquisition-hungry Progressive Digital Media, to household staples such as Domino’s Pizza and ASOS. BBC anchor Mishal Husain, who compèred for the packed tables seated among the Natural History Museum’s massive dinosaurs, warmed up the night with reminiscences of the bad old days of the recession. “It feels great to be liberated from the BBC newsroom,” she said, a far cry from the credit crunch workload of 2009 which left her spending “more time with Robert Peston than with my own husband.”It was a reminder of the remarkable feat the nine winning execs and their companies had pulled off by achieving stellar growth in daunting economic conditions. John Rennocks of Nestor Healthcare received the headline Chairman of the Year Award for his work driving the firm to 83 per cent profit growth last year and overseeing its £124m takeover by Saga. Peter Slabbert took home the Chief Executive of the Year Award for his leadership of Avon Rubber, while stock market veteran Brian Winterflood, the pioneer of the Aim marketplace, scooped the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Other winners included Domino’s, in the Aim to Main category, and Chi-Med chief Christian Hogg, who was named Emerging Markets CEO of the Year. Among the table talk was grumbles about tax: “For the amount of tax I pay, I deserve to have my name put on something. Like a hospital ward,” one Leeds business owner said. Others advised on the tricky world of non-executive directorships. “Back your own judgement,” said Peter Hewitt, director of Provident and Regional Estates. “And make sure you have excellent insurance,” added Chris Spencer-Phillips, chief executive of First Flight Placements. whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 26 January 2011 8:59 pm KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp
KCS-content Business demands pro-growth Budget Show Comments ▼ whatsapp BUSINESS groups will today begin lobbying the chancellor in earnest ahead of next month’s Budget, urging him to adopt policies that promote economic growth. The British Retail Consortium will deliver a 20-point plan to George Osborne, which it says will help its members to maintain and create jobs. It is recommending an 18-month notice period ahead of any increase in the National Minimum Wage, compared to the current six months, and says any hikes should be capped at 1.7 per cent, and no higher than long-term average earnings growth. It also says Business Rates hikes should be pegged to the Consumer Price Index, making them more predictable. The chancellor should also reduce the impact of rising transport costs on shoppers by suspending the fuel duty increase due in April and waiving commercial vehicle road tax for a year, the BRC will say. The BRC is also calling for a moratorium on any new employment legislation until growth is stronger. Stephen Robertson, director general of the BRC, said: “The Prime Minister’s Jobs Summit showed just how reliant on retailing this year’s economic growth will be. We’re not asking for handouts but we do need an environment that eases costs, supports job creation and boosts consumer confidence.”Meanwhile, manufacturers’ organisation the EEF will today call for the chancellor to include a “growth mandate” in his Budget.It is asking him to lay out the government’s progress on fostering a private-sector led recovery by providing regular updates on things like the change in total tax costs face by businesses and any shift in the regulatory burden. EEF chief executive Terry Scuoler said: “The fiscal mandate has reassured business about the stability of the public finances. Government must now send the same signal that it is serious about enhancing the competitiveness of our business environment by matching this with a robust growth mandate.” Sunday 27 February 2011 11:29 pm Share whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tags: NULL
Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Niamh talks Limerick Facebook LifestyleArtsNewsBreaking newsPunk Guerillas play HoneyFitzBy Guest Writer – November 19, 2013 701 Previous articleSports Arena will host Limerick’s RiverdanceNext articleJobBridge extension granted to craft sector Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back and you’re invited! THE punk music scene of the 1970s and how it inspired an entire generation of young people to “stand up and be counted” is the subject of a full-length play that will be performed in Limerick next month.The cast of ‘Punk Guerrillas’ has started rehearsals for the play that is also loosely based around the experiences of the controversial Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot.The County Limerick Youth Theatre production has its origins in a trans-national initiative that saw young people from Limerick and Loimaa theatre in southwest Finland participate in exchange visits during the Summer. Youth Theatre members also hosted workshops in both countries to develop ideas for the production.‘Punk Guerrillas’ will be performed in The HoneyFitz Theatre, Lough Gur from December 6 to 8. It includes a full cast of 20 youth theatre members, live music, comedy, agit-prop theatre and some audience interaction. Lasta: a National Arts Programme casting call for young Limerick people Twitter TAGScomedymusictheatreyouth Email Linkedin Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Into The Stream | Emma Langford
TAGSAn Bord PleanalaCoonagh CrossfeaturedLimerick Institute of TechnologyLITVincent Cunnane An impression of the new state of the art facility at Coonagh Cross for LITTHE decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant Limerick Institute of Technology full planning permission for construction of a new engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh on the Northside of the city has been broadly welcomed.In effect, the decision has given the green light for an entirely new kind of state-of-the-art higher education campus in Limerick, and unlocks a €14 million Phase One capital investment. The development will lead to 134 construction jobs and 100 full time jobs when fully completed.The first students are expected to be on campus at the start of the 2018/19 academic year, with 800 staff and students on the LIT Coonagh campus by the end of the 2019/2020 academic year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the decision, LIT President, Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “We are delighted to be able to proceed with the development of the new campus now. This is a critical piece of infrastructure, not just for LIT, but for Limerick and the region.“This decision is a win for everyone, and underlines our commitment to the coherent development of Limerick city and the region through our 2030 Campus masterplan.“In order to strengthen the economic growth that the region has experienced in recent times, it is essential to provide the research and educational infrastructure that such growth is predicated on. The LIT Coonagh campus does just this, and enables us to produce graduates with the very specific skills needed to sustain the region’s economic growth.“This project represents another step in the re-imagining of the Northside of Limerick city. It helps to shift the gravity on this side of the city. This is the first major piece of infrastructure on the Northern Distributor Road, now becoming Limerick’s Knowledge Corridor, with LIT Coonagh at one end and the National Technology Park at the other.“I would like to acknowledge the work of An Bord Pleanala and Limerick City and County Council on this project, as well as the continued perseverance of LIT’s staff.“This decision gives us the certainty we need to provide exemplary state of the art education and research space for students, staff and industry in the region”.Government Spokesperson in the Seanad on Education and Skills & Member of the Joint Committee on Education and Skills Senator Maria Byrne has also welcomed the announcement that planning permission for the €14 million LIT Coonagh Campus has been granted.“The granting of full planning permission is a very significant step forward in advancing this important project. The LIT Coonagh Campus will be for education and research in engineering and will become a centre of excellence with state-of-the-art engineering facilities. As a former member of the Limerick Institute of Technology’s Governing Body having served for 10 years, I am delighted for both the staff and students of LIT and the greater Limerick area that work can finally commence on the LIT Coonagh Campus.“It has been a phenomenal week for the Limerick Institute of Technology . First with the announcement that LIT is to receive €578,277 in capital funding for a Electrical Apprenticeship Programme and now planning permission for the €14 million Coonagh Campus has been granted’‘The job creation this project will bring will be of huge benefit to Limerick & Mid-West Region. I understand the construction of the Coonagh Campus is expected to create 134 new jobs and once built it is expected the campus will employ a further 100 when fully operational”. Linkedin Twitter Previous articleSkillnets platform for effective marketing and its impact on businessNext articleLimerick Cork motorway could bring over 5400 jobs Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event WhatsApp Print Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsEducationLIT granted full planning for Coonagh Campus developmentBy Staff Reporter – July 12, 2017 3462 Facebook Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project Email Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Advertisement An Bord Pleanála grants permission for King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme International Women’s Day LIT RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Pinterest Local News Twitter George H. W. Bush New Tech OdessaWhen Cheraldin Celis, Rosemary Valadez and Angelica Gutierrez arrived at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, it was an adjustment, but in a good way.They found the school’s concept of project-based learning where students learn through projects and hands-on experience beneficial to their learners and themselves.Celis, who is from Venezuela, teaches English language arts and foreign language. With her husband’s job in the oil industry, she has lived all over the world teaching at the high school level and private language institutes. She also has volunteered to be a translator. She has worked in France, Mexico, Colombia and Canada.New Tech, Celis said, is wonderful, but challenging. She knew a little bit about project-based learning, but hadn’t worked with the curriculum previously.However, she received support from her coworkers and the administration who made sure she knew what she was doing and had the resources she needed.“With traditional teaching, you have a textbook. You go over your method. You have different activities. This is from the beginning, you have to think of the whole process — what are they going to have at the end, that final product. How are you going to get your kids to create something?” Celis said.Celis said she thinks you work harder as a teacher with project-based learning, but it’s rewarding when you see the final product and you can tell that the students know what they’re doing.“I love it here. I love working with the team and working with the kids,” Celis said.Valadez, who teaches science, was at Odessa High School for two years before arriving at New Tech.“With every unit, you have this big project that’s associated with that unit, so for me it’s been easier to make it relevant and to make those projects something that they’re really interested in, that chemistry is fun instead of just another class that they heard is hard. It’s actually exciting for them,” Valadez said.She added that the classes are smaller at NTO, too. At OHS, she had classes in the mid-30s and her smallest was in the high 20s. At New Tech, her smallest class has about 14 students and her largest is 22 to 25.“I knew at the end of last year I was going to be coming here, so I started incorporating some of the concepts with delivering the content. It really helped. I wish I had been doing that the whole year,” Valadez said.With science, Valadez said it’s easier to show students how it relates to the real world.Celis said she sometimes got asked why they were reading a certain book. She told them it would make them more well rounded and introduce them to other cultures.“… The collaboration part I think is something that is going to be helpful for them, to learn to collaborate. It’s not, ‘I’m going to rely on one person because he’s the one that’s going to do all the work,’” Celis said.With most jobs, Celis said, students will be part of a team and they need to know how to rely on others to complete a job and trust them, as well.Valadez said the teachers also participate in the project-based learning process.“I think it’s really helpful for them to see us for them to truly buy into it. They see us collaborating with other teachers. Every Wednesday, we come early and we have our adult learning which is the PBL part of the … process. I think it’s really important for them to see that see us going through the same thing,” Valadez said.Gutierrez, who teaches English language arts, was at the Alternative Education Center for two years before coming to New Tech.She observed that there are many differences between the two campuses. She added that it feels like she’s a first-year teacher again.“It’s different to take more of a facilitator approach and get away from the instruction where I’m doing most of the lecturing. Now the kids are more in control of things …, Gutierrez said.Her students are now looking for answers themselves instead of having her supply them.She added that she has seen the students progress.“They’ve all been challenged to be leaders of their groups, so it’s neat to see them grow in that capacity, as well,” Gutierrez said.She added that some of her colleagues at the Alternative Center wanted to use project-based learning and they would do projects, but they didn’t have a consistent student body.At NTO, she has worked with the same kids all year long.“I can see all the growth when it comes to their writing, but also when it comes to their communication skills …,” Gutierrez said.She added that it’s been amazing to hear the students talk about their experience at New Tech and how they didn’t know what to expect at first, but the school has provided them with many opportunities.Principal Gerardo Ramirez said coming to a new school is difficult for any new teachers, but even more for those coming to NTO.“It’s a lot more intense (in terms of) planning. The professional development is more (frequent), more intense and kind of just adjusting to the culture in general because it is a smaller school environment. I think definitely it is an adjustment,” Ramirez said. New NTO teachers find campus challenging, rewarding Twitter By admin – May 17, 2018 New Tech Odessa High School crest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 17Next articleLocal veterans visiting memorials in D.C. admin
Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 41.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country to country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 8.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 223,381 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 894,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 871,000 cases and over 771,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news developed Friday. All times Eastern:Oct 23, 3:44 pmResearchers say wearing masks could save over 100,000 lives through FebruaryResearchers at the University of Washington “find that achieving universal mask use (95% mask use in public) could be sufficient to ameliorate the worst effects of epidemic resurgences in many states,”according to a paper published in Nature.Universal mask use could save 129,574 (85,284–170,867) lives from Sept. 22 through the end of February 2021, the researchers said.Assuming just 85% of people wear masks, 95,814 (60,731–133,077) lives could be saved, the researchers said.ABC News’ Brian Hartman contributed to this report.Oct 23, 1:54 pmDelta puts 460 passengers on ‘no-fly list’ due to mask violationsDelta has added 460 people to its “no-fly list for refusing to comply with our mask requirement,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in an internal memo to employees.“Wearing a mask is among the simplest and most effective actions we can take to reduce transmission, which is why Delta has long required them for our customers and our people,” Bastian wrote Thursday.United said it has banned 335 customers from traveling on the airline due to noncompliance with the company’s policy.ABC News’ Gio Benitez contributed to this report.Oct 23, 12:10 pmWashington Football Team to allow 3,000 fans at stadiumThe Washington Football Team will allow about 3,000 season ticket holders to attend its Nov. 8 game against the New York Giants, the team said Friday.Everyone must wear a mask, use mobile ticketing, follow social distancing rules and pay without cash. Tailgating won’t be allowed, the team said.The decision was made with “the state of Maryland’s approval and under the supervision of Prince George’s County,” the team said, adding that it’ll continue to re-evaluate fan numbers for future games.ABC News’ Leonardo Mayorga contributed to this report.Oct 23, 11:54 amSanta’s visit to Macy’s will be virtual this yearDespite a tradition started in 1861, Santa won’t be making his yearly trip to Macy’s New York City store this year due to the pandemic. Instead, his visit will be virtual.From Nov. 27 to Dec. 24, families can take part in an “interactive, virtual experience” on the Macy’s website, Macy’s said in a statement Thursday.“A special greeting from Santaland elves at the North Pole-bound train station kicks off the interaction,” Macy’s said. “From there, the Elves will lead the way through Santa’s Village and Workshop, stopping to see the sights and play interactive games. At the finale of the journey, kids will meet Santa through a whimsical interactive video where they will be able to share their holiday wish list followed by snapping a selfie with Santa.”“Santa will also drop by @macys handles on a number of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to engage with fans in his uniquely whimsical way,” Macy’s added.Oct 23, 11:48 amTrump administration delivering 125 million masks to states to help reopen schools, but still not tracking school outbreaksThe U.S. government is on track to distribute 125 million cloth masks to states and territories by the end of November to help reopen schools, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday.The 125 million masks were split evenly among adult and youth sizes. The distribution of adult-sized masks is complete, while the child-sized masks are being distributed as soon as they are manufactured. State governments are expected to handle distribution of the masks to schools.The initiative is a small step in what remains a heavy lift for most local areas — devising metrics that decide when a school opens or closes, and figuring out how to keep the novel coronavirus away from teachers, bus drivers and parents who could spread it throughout the broader community.There is still no coordinated effort by the federal government to track COVID-19 outbreaks at schools nor to examine how students are — or aren’t — contributing to community transmission. Most studies are limited in scope, often relying on schools that are willing to self-report cases. The lack of a nationwide tracking effort has prompted widespread frustration and confusion among parents and teachers on what benchmarks should be used for schools.In a call with reporters Friday, a senior official with the U.S. Department of Education confirmed there was no effort underway by the administration to conduct a nationwide examination of school outbreaks.“We feel that that option is, of course, best left to local leaders, those decisions,” said Aimee Viana, principal deputy assistant secretary for the office of elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education.President Donald Trump falsely claimed at Thursday night’s debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden that “the transmittal rate to the teachers is very small.”The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the role children play in community transmission of COVID-19 isn’t fully understood, but its recently update guidance notes a “body of evidence is growing” that kids “might play a role in transmission.”The CDC and other health officials largely agree that if a community can get the virus under control, schools are safe to open.Schools haven’t been studied as closely because many remain closed and not every school is reporting outbreaks. One concern is that children might be transmitting the virus without exhibiting symptoms, and testing people without symptoms remains limited.“That doesn’t mean that communities are on their own,” Viana said. “The Trump administration will continue as we’ve done since the beginning of the outbreak to extend flexibilities and freedom to open safely and to ensure that that learning continues in each community.”ABC News’ Anne Flaherty contributed to this report.Oct 23, 10:14 amPoland sees record rise in new cases ahead of nationwide ‘red zone’ restrictionsPoland confirmed 13,632 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the country’s highest figure since the pandemic began.An additional 153 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide, down from a peak of 168 a day earlier. The cumulative total now stands at 228,318 cases and 4,172 deaths, according to the Polish Ministry of Health.Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that, starting Saturday, the entire nation of 38 million people will be placed in a “red zone” of strict measures aimed at curbing further spread of the novel coronavirus, just short of a lockdown. The measures include wearing masks at all times outdoors, switching all primary schools to remote learning and the closure of restaurants except for takeaway and delivery services.“We absolutely must cut the means of transmission of infection,” Morawiecki said.Oct 23, 9:34 amHalloween still on at the White House, but with ‘extra precautions’The White House grounds will open to costumed trick-or-treaters on Sunday for the annual Halloween festivities, but with “extra precautions” in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement from the first lady’s office.All guests are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing during their visit. All personnel working the event must wear a face covering, while any staff passing out candy will be required to wear gloves. Guest capacity will be limited, with extended event hours.Social distancing measures will be in place, and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event route. Each department will utilize a “no-touch approach” when distributing product in their area.The statement said President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will “greet” trick-or-treaters as they pass by the South Portico of the White House. In previous years, the couple have handed out candy themselves.Oct 23, 9:11 amFrance hits new record of over 41,000 new cases in a dayFrance confirmed 41,622 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, its highest single-day count since the start of the pandemic.The country’s public health agency also registered an additional 165 fatalities from COVID-19 in 24 hours. The cumulative total now stands at 999,043 cases with 34,210 deaths.France has the seventh-highest case count in the world, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.More than 10,000 patients remain hospitalized for COVID-19 across France, including 1,627 in intensive care, according to the public health agency.COVID-19 patients now take up more than 60% of all intensive care beds in hospitals across the greater Paris region of Ile-de-France, a spokesperson for the regional health agency told ABC News. That figure is up from 59.3% on Tuesday.French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Thursday that a 9 p.m. curfew already in place in Paris and eight other major cities would be extended to cover 54 of the country’s 94 administrative departments. Some 46 million residents will be under the curfew by Saturday night.Oct 23, 8:16 amRussia reports over 17,000 new cases for first timeRussia confirmed 17,340 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new national record, according to the coronavirus response headquarters.It’s the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that Russia’s daily case count has surpassed 17,000. The country’s previous record of 16,319 new cases was set on Tuesday.An additional 283 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered in the last 24 hours, down from a peak of 317 on Wednesday, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Almost a third of the new cases — 5,478 — and nearly 21% of the deaths — 61 — were reported in the capital, Moscow, the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge.The cumulative totals now stand at 1,480,646 cases and 25,525 fatalities, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fourth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India and Brazil, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Oct 23, 7:32 amA quarter of US hospitals have 80% of ICU beds full, HHS memo saysA quarter of hospitals across the United States have intensive care units that are more than 80% occupied, according to an internal memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that was obtained by ABC News on Thursday night.That figure is up from the summertime peak, when 17-18% of U.S. hospitals had 80% of ICU beds full.The memo, which is circulated among the highest levels of the federal government and is used to determine daily priorities for the agencies working on a COVID-19 response, said 41 U.S. states and territories are in an upward trajectory of new infections, while five jurisdictions are at a plateau and nine others are in a downward trend.There were 417,899 new cases confirmed during the period of Oct. 15-21, a 14% increase from the previous week. There were also 5,413 fatalities from COVID-19 recorded during the same period, a 10.6% increase compared with the week prior, according to the memo.Meanwhile, the national positivity rate for COVID-19 tests increased from 5.1% to 5.8% in week-to-week comparisons, the memo said.COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alaska reached a four-month peak, with the state’s daily average increasing to 8.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 people during the period of Oct. 12-18, compared to 5.9 per 100,000 the previous week. Adults in their 20s and 30s were said to be driving the state’s outbreak, according to the memo.Idaho’s positivity rate for COVID-19 tests increased to 16.7% during the week ending Oct.14, more than triple the national rate of 5.4% for that time period. The state’s ICU hospitalizations related to COVID-19 reached a record high of 61 patients on Oct. 15, the memo said.Montana reported 393 new cases per 100,000 people in the last week, more than triple the national average of 117 per 100,000. The state has the third-highest rate of new infections in the country, according to the memo.COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Mexico increased by 101% in the first half of October. The state reported a 51.9% jump in new cases and a 21.1% increase in new deaths in the week ending Oct. 18, compared to the prior week, the memo said.Oklahoma saw a record high of 821 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Oct. 20, according to the memo.In Oregon, cases are at the highest point they have been since the start of the pandemic, the memo said.South Dakota has the second-highest rate of new cases in the country and the fourth-highest test positivity rate. The test positivity rate is on the rise in 45 counties, suggesting it has not yet peaked. Out of all South Dakota counties, 82% have moderate or high levels of community transmission, with 71% having high levels of community transmission, according to the memo.Tennessee reported 3,317 new cases on Oct. 19, its highest single-day increase to date. The previous record of 3,314 new cases was reported on July 13.Texas’ cumulative total of cases surpassed 800,000 on Oct. 13, becoming only the second state in the country to do so.Oct 23, 6:54 amUS reports over 70,000 new cases for first time since JulyThere were 71,671 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Thursday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the highest daily tally the country has reported since mid-July, almost surpassing the national record of more than 77,000 new cases in a single day. The latest case count was also nearly 9,000 more than the previous day.An additional 856 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Thursday, down by from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.A total of 8,409,312 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 223,051 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July.The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has started to climb again in recent weeks and is now averaging around 60,000 per day.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Telecoms firm offers work to ex-Corus staffOn 20 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today A telecoms firm has teamed up with the AEEU and Corus tocreate 4,000 jobs for redundant manufacturing workers over the next two years. EXi Telecoms’ project will offer retraining and full-timepermanent employment in the telecommunications industry to manufacturingemployees who face redundancy. But Allan Johnston, personnel director of Corus,said realistically it would create “hundreds of jobs rather than thousands”.Sir Ken Jackson, general secretary of AEEU, said, “This willbe a genuinely radical way of dealing with the threat of redundancies at Corus.We can offer our members at Corus a chance to retrain for a new job with newskills.”However, rival union the ISTC accused it of raisingunrealistic expectations. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
Evidence is sought for El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) teleconnections in the South Pacific extratropical atmospheric circulation and in seasonal temperatures in the west Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) during austral winter. Emphasis is placed on winter sea surface temperature (SST) changes in the tropical central Pacific to infer the seasonal evolution of ENSO events. SST changes are statistically independent of absolute SSTs and are also rarely the same in warm events. Variations in winter tropical SST changes are also found to be strongly mirrored in South Pacific extratropical circulation adjustments that are consistent with Rossby wave modulation. They include changes in the westerlies in the central Pacific (40°S–55°S) and in Antarctic Peninsula meridional flows. ENSO teleconnections are found to indirectly reach WAP winter temperatures via alterations in the local ice extent that is sensitive to the local, ENSO teleconnected, meridional circulation variations. Winter temperatures are also very closely coupled to the winter ‘baseline’ ice extent. It is shown that above-normal pre-winter ice extent is a necessary condition for cold winters but that wintertime ice extent changes owing to ENSO-related meridional flow variations must also be taken into account. The study results are supported by a regression modelling analysis that captures most cold winters in the study period. From these findings and those of previous ENSO teleconnection studies for the South Pacific, it is surmised that ENSO plays a major role in driving interannual temperature variability in this part of Antarctica in the austral winter.
Applying electrical current to the brain can enhance people’s mathematical abilities, according to new research by neuroscientists at Oxford University. In the study, 15 student volunteers aged 20 and 21 were taught symbols that represented different numerical values, and were then timed to see how quickly and accurately they could complete a series of maths puzzles based on those symbols. Participants whose brains were being stimulated demonstrated an improved ability to perform the task. “We’re not advising people to go around giving themselves electric shocks, but we are extremely excited by the potential of our findings and are now looking into the underlying brain changes,” said Dr Cohen Kadosh, who is leading the study. The effects are believed to last about six months. The research could help those with moderate to severe math disability, which affects nearly 20 per cent of the population.
According to recent Oxford Mail Reports, given the recent flooding problems in Oxford, significant progress was made this week after a first offer of funding was made to contribute towards the £125m project to build a flood relief channel in the city.The Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee supported the Western Conveyance scheme at a meeting in Wandsworth. They put aside £12m for the project and have recommended that it be included in a six-year flood relief scheme set of plans. This funding comes from a local levy made to all the different organisations forming the committee.The committee is designed to manage flood risk and is made up of representatives of organisations from areas across Oxfordshire, Berkshire, London and Hertfordshire. It is in a similar position to other committees across the country bidding to the Environmental Agency (EA) for project funding for other flood defence schemes. The EA previously said a further £30-£50m could be released for this scheme from the government on top of the £12m from the committee, subject to minister approval.The scheme has attracted comments from a range of local MPs.Bob Price, the leader of Oxford City Council, said that this marked the first of many financial commitments towards the project saying that, “over 100 homes and businesses were affected financially and domestically by the flooding.“The Council is implementing the Government’s compensation scheme with supple tray funding, if required, from the flooding contingency that was included in the 14/15 Council budget.”He further commented that, “This is a very important first step. It means that this is now a priority scheme which will lead to significant improvements.”Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood said, “It is great news that the committee has backed local residents and businesses and agreed with us that the scheme must go ahead. This is only the first hurdle we need to overcome but this decision sends a strong message to the EA, to the Government, to local authorities and other funders that this is the right flood defence project for Oxford and Abingdon and it is the time to commit to funding it.”Andrew Smith, Oxford East’s MP highlighted that, “It is very good news and it is a further very welcome and necessary step. Obviously more money is needed and all the dominoes need to be in line for it to happen, but this is an extremely important one.”This scheme comes to the relief of many who were faced with the wettest month since records began in January, according to Oxford University’s Radcliffe Meteorological Station. Many people across Oxford and Abingdon saw river levels rise, resulting in closed off roads and cancelled rowing fixtures.One student at New College commented that, “The floods caused so much inconvenience for me in terms of my sporting commitments to rowing, so I am glad that measures are being put into place to ensure constant safe river levels.”