Bank of Kigali(BK) (BOK.rw) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgLottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLottotech Limited is a company headquartered in Ebène Mauritius that handles the Mauritian National Lottery for the Mauritian government. The company distributes its product through a broad network of retailers. Lottotech Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

RSF calls for Bangladeshi photographer’s immediate release

first_img to go further At the end of last week, the police announced that they had arrested 12 social network users for “spreading rumours” in a manner similar to Alam. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of Shahidul Alam, a well-known Bangladeshi photojournalist who was jailed on completely spurious grounds by a Dhaka court yesterday after seven days in police custody. Organisation News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Arrested at his Dhaka home on the evening of 5 August by around 30 plainclothes officers, Shahidul Alam is facing a possible 14-year jail term for supposedly “provocative” comments – a charge that is at the very least specious – under the notorious and appalling section 57 of Bangladesh’s Information and Communication Technology Act. BangladeshAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentPhotoreportageImprisonedFreedom of expression Bangladesh is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. August 13, 2018 RSF calls for Bangladeshi photographer’s immediate release Follow the news on Bangladesh “The Bangladeshi justice system must try to recover a semblance of credibility by freeing Shahidul Alam at once,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “There are absolutely no procedural grounds for keeping him in detention and, as regards the substance of the case, it unacceptable to prosecute a journalist for doing his job by disseminating information in the public interest.” News News February 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF has monitored repeated press freedom violations by different branches of the Bangladeshi state – including media censorship, blocking of news networks, arrests of journalists and physical attacks on journalists – since the wave of protests was triggered by the deaths of two school students on 29 July. Alam was arrested after what was a dark day for Bangladeshi press freedom, in which around 30 journalists were the targets of violence by members of the ruling party’s student wing, the Chhatra League, because of their coverage of a wave of student protests in Dhaka. Receive email alerts May 19, 2021 Find out more News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage February 22, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF_en Bastard added: “Shahidul is clearly being scapegoated in order to intimidate all independent journalists. With just five months to go to a general election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government needs to demonstrate that it respects press freedom.” Help by sharing this information BangladeshAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentPhotoreportageImprisonedFreedom of expression Shahidul Alam looks out from a vehicle as he arrives for an appearance in a court, in Dhaka on August 6, 2018 (photo : Munir uz Zaman / AFP). last_img read more

Archbishop Gomez Celebrates St. Monica Academy Graduation

first_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. On June 17, Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez celebrated St. Monica Academy’s Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation at the school’s new Montrose campus. After celebrating Mass along with six other priests, Archbishop Gomez gave the commencement address and conferred diplomas upon St. Monica Academy’s 8th Grade and Senior graduates. In his address, the Archbishop urged the graduates to pray unceasingly and become saints. The ceremony closed with the graduates singing the words of their Alma Mater: “Crusaders, fight the good fight throughout your future lives. Proclaim the truth with courage knowing Christ is at your side.”Due to a steady growth in enrollment, St. Monica’s moved to the campus of Holy Redeemer Parish in Montrose in the summer of 2015. The newly renovated school site features a spacious elementary school building, new classrooms for the high school, a refurbished locker arcade, new landscaping, computer lab, science lab, library, and expansive outdoor space.St. Monica Academy, an independent, Catholic, coeducational school for grades 1-12, is at the forefront of a renaissance in classical education, a time-honored method of teaching that inspires students to excel academically and morally. Founded by parents in 2001, the school provides 242 students in grades 1-12 with an academically rigorous education using a classical curriculum.St. Monica Academy, 2361 Del Mar Rd, Montrose, CA 91020, (818) 369-7310 or visit www.stmonicaacademy.com. Community News Subscribe Community News Education Archbishop Gomez Celebrates St. Monica Academy Graduation Article and Photos courtesy of ST. MONICA ACADEMY Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 12:13 pm Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Graning receives honorable mention award

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Graning receives honorable mention award Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Students urged to make a difference Anna Green Troy University leadership students were urged to make a difference in their community by working to change the… read more Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Skip Sponsored Content Graning said the lighting and the emotion set the award-winning photograph apart from others he took at an impromptu birthday party.“The lighting on her face was just right and she was laughing,” he said. “Being able to capture the emotion of that moment made the photograph so enjoyable and so good.”Graning has dabbled in photography since he was four years old but only became serious about it as a hobby in November 2007.“What interests me most about photography is that you can capture history forever,” he said. Graning competed in the ninth and tenth grade photography or computer-generated works category.Pam Smith, CHHS art teacher, said she entered five pieces in the competition, four in the 11th and 12th grade division and one in the ninth and 10th grade division.“It’s a real honor for Thomas to receive an honorable mention for his photography, especially as a ninth grader,” Smith said. “Thomas’ interest is in photography and he is becoming a good photographer. The photograph that I chose to enter was one that he had taken of a young relative blowing out the candles at her birthday party. The photograph was filled with emotion and was a very good photograph. I’m proud of Thomas and his accomplishment.” “I enjoy taking all kinds of photographs. Right now, I take digital photographs. I’ve not had a lot of experience with film or black-and-white photographs. But I have an interest in restoring old cameras and might do more with black-and white photography.”Graning works part-time as a photographer for The Messenger and enjoys taking sports and breaking news photographs.“I like sports and breaking news because something is always happening,” he said.“The hardest thing about photography is the timing and getting the photograph just right, perfectly exposed.”What part photography will play in Graning’s future is uncertain but he’s sure that it will be a hobby, if not a career.“My career interest would be more in the newspaper business but I would really like to run my own business,” he said.The annual State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit was on display at the Alabama State Capitol through February.State Superintendent of Education Joe Morton said he was pleased to offer this creative outlet for Alabama’s students.“I always look forward to the exhibit and continue to be amazed at the artwork we see year after year,” he said. “The artists and their teachers are to be congratulated for their excellence.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Thomas Graning, a ninth grade student at Charles Henderson High School, received an honorable mention award in the 2009 State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit Judging.More than 400 student artists statewide entered the annual event designed to showcase the artistic talents of Alabama’s public school students.In addition to the top three places, two honorable mention awards were presented in each category of competition. By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Published 9:51 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2009 By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Brundidge moves destruction project ahead

first_imgSkip Print Article Britt Thomas, city manager, said the funds will be used when necessary.The Brundidge City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The properties are 307 Pine Street, owners Michael H. Johnson and Marsha Johnson; Roma Place-Hardshell and East End Circle, owners Grant Holland, Mose and Tulley Damas; 620 Wilkins Street, owners Cynthia and Mitchell Pearson; 373/594 7th Ave, owner Mildred F. Davis; 448 Leona Place, owners Doris Mae Townsend and others; 208 Veterans Parkway, owners Harold C. and Ivy J. Towns; 230 Lawson Street, Jerome Flowers; 1074 Galloway Road, owner Johnnie Hall; 711 McGuire Street, owner Hobdy Carlisle Jr.; 647 McGuire Street, owners Courtney N. Starks and Santoya C. Baxter; 422 6th Avenue, owners Jamison White and others; 333 Fleming Street, owner Rebecca Scott; 422 Mike Street, owners Thomas and Kenyetta Finn; 644 North Main Street, owners Mary Terry, Eugene Leonard and Lisa Leonard; 7th Street, owners Margaret Pierson and Evelyn, Caressa and Terrence M.The $40,000 demolition project is a budget line item.Bids for the demolition project will be opened next week. Latest Stories You Might Like Clay Hill closes season with Old Christmas Those who braved the elements to attend Old Christmas at Clay Hill Monday night received the blessings that come from… read more In other business, the Council voted to accept the quote of $159,440 from HD Supply Waterworks for AMI electric meters that will be compatible with he city’s water meter project.The Council also voted to establish a 12-month line of credit in the amount of $175,000 at a local financial institution with the lowest interest bid. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Brundidge City Council held a public hearing prior to its regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall to give the owners of property that had been added to the city’s demolition project an opportunity to discuss their options with the council.One property owner was present and gave consent.At its regular meeting, the council passed individual resolutions declaring 15 properties abandoned or neglected and added to the list of properties to be demolished. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Sponsored Content Brundidge moves destruction project ahead Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2014 By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: 18 family members test positive after holiday party

first_imgHere’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:Jan 19, 12:02 pmPanel investigating global pandemic response says the worst is ‘yet to come’An independent panel backed by the World Health Organization and tasked with investigating the global pandemic response warned that “the worst of the pandemic and its impact are yet to come” in a new report released late Monday.The panel put some blame on China — where the outbreak originated — saying in January 2020, Chinese authorities could have applied public health measures “more forcefully.”The panel said the World Health Organization as well as national and local authorities could have issued more timely and stronger warnings on the potential for human-to-human transmission.The panel also said that by the end of January 2020, all countries with a likely case should have implemented public health containment measures, but claimed only a minority of countries took full advantage of the information available.The panel said its observations should be regarded as provisional because the investigations aren’t complete and the pandemic is continuing to evolve.Jan 19, 11:48 amNew record number of cases among kidsThe American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association found over 211,000 new COVID-19 cases among kids last week — the highest number since the pandemic began, according to a newly released report.About 2.5 million children have tested positive since the pandemic started. From Dec. 31 to Jan. 14, there was an 18% jump in cases among children.Severe illness due to COVID-19 remains rare among kids. Between 0.2% and 2.8% of all child COVID-19 cases have resulted in hospitalization, and children account for 0.00% to 0.17% of all COVID-19 deaths.But the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association warn that there’s an urgent need to collect more data on longer-term impacts of the pandemic on children, including ways the virus may harm their long-term physical health as well as their emotional and mental health.Jan 19, 10:35 amSeychelles reopens to all tourists who have been vaccinatedSeychelles Tourism Minister Sylvestre Radegonde has announced that the island nation is reopening its doors to all tourists, as long as they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.In addition to providing proof that they have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, visitors must also produce a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours prior to their arrival in order to be exempt from quarantining, Radegonde said at a press conference last week.From mid-March, those who wish to visit Seychelles will only need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result as the country hopes to have 70% of its population vaccinated by that point, Radegonde said.Sybille Cardon, chairperson of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association, told the state-owned Seychelles News Agency that the new measures to reopen the country will not help the tourism industry immediately.“It is definitely not something that will help us immediately because, as you know, in Europe they want to vaccinate everyone with at least the first dose of the vaccine,” Cardon said Monday. “The second dose will not be administrated in three weeks, as previously said. It will be done in about 2 to 3 months as they want to give the first dose to the majority of people. This means that the decision taken will not have a direct impact.”Seychelles, an Indian Ocean archipelago located off the coast of East Africa with a population of just under 100,000, has reported 746 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including two deaths, according to the latest data from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Jan 19, 10:07 amUK health secretary self-isolating after coming into ‘close contact’ with someone who tested positiveBritish Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced Tuesday that he will be self-isolating at home for the rest of the week.Hancock said he was pinged by the U.K. National Health Service’s COVID-19 app on Monday night, alerting him that he had been in “close contact” with someone who has tested positive.“So that means I’ll be self-isolating at home, not leaving the house at all until Sunday,” Hancock said in a video statement posted on Twitter. “This self-isolation is perhaps the most important part of all the social distancing, because I know from the app that I’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and this is how we break the chains of transmission.”“So you must follow these rules, like I’m going to,” he continued. “I’ve got to work from home for the next six days and together, by doing this, by following this and all the other panoply of rules that we’ve had to put in place, we can get through this is and beat this virus.”Hancock recently came under fire by British tabloids after he was seen in a crowded park in north London on Saturday. The current lockdown restrictions in England bars people from leaving their homes except for a very limited set of exemptions, including to shop for basic necessities, outdoor exercise and to go to work if they cannot do so from home. A photograph of Hancock surfaced after British Boris Johnson had released a video urging people to “think twice” before leaving their homes this weekend. Last night I was alerted by the @NHSCOVID19app to self isolate so I’ll be staying at home & not leaving at all until Sunday. We all have a part to play in getting this virus under control. pic.twitter.com/MaN1EI7UyY— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) January 19, 2021 narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 95.6 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.center_img Jan 19, 9:48 amNorway says no evidence that Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine increased risk of patients’ deathsNorway’s national public health institute said Tuesday that there is currently no correlation between receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and an increased risk of death among 23 people who died after getting the shot.The deceased were “severely frail patients” who died within six days after vaccination in the Scandinavian country, and the incidents “do not imply a casual relationship between COVID-19 vaccination and death,” according to Dr. Sara Viksmoen Watle, chief physician at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health.“When we vaccinate the eldest and sickest who often have several underlying conditions we expect high mortality in this population. Hence, we also expect deaths following vaccination,” Watle said in a statement Tuesday. “We do not yet know if these deaths are due to the vaccine or other causes, but we cannot exclude that common side effects may have led to a more severe course for some patients.”The Norwegian Medicines Agency and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health are investigating the deaths.“So far, there are no statistical analyses that indicate that coronavirus vaccination has had an increased risk of death among those vaccinated,” Watle said, after noting that the fatal incidents will be examined “in relation to the expected number of deaths among the nursing home population.”“In order to be able to interpret this information, it is important to see the full picture,” she added. “Nursing home residents are at very high risk of a severe disease course or dying from COVID-19, and have therefore been prioritised for vaccination. A large proportion of those who live in nursing homes have severe underlying conditions or are in the last stages of life. Life expectancy in nursing homes is relatively short and on average, more than 300 people die in Norwegian nursing homes every week.”Jan 19, 8:05 amAmericans can expect travel restrictions to tighten ‘if anything,’ incoming CDC director saysU.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said she will “hit the ground running” and suggested there might be more travel restrictions in store.“We need to reset the stage here. We need to make sure the country, the people understand that this pandemic is now going to be addressed with science, with trust, with transparency, with communication of exactly where we are to the American people,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Tuesday on Good Morning America.Walensky, the chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will be sworn in Wednesday as director of the CDC — an appointment that does not require Senate confirmation.“I will be sworn in tomorrow, but the work has been happening since I was named,” Walensky said, “and we’ve been working really hard to make sure we can come in and hit the ground running and make sure that we can get this country back to health.”Walensky said the incoming administration’s plan to vaccinate 100 million people against COVID-19 within the first 100 days of Biden’s presidency is “really ambitious but doable.” The key is making sure there are enough people on the ground to administer the vaccines, understanding the supply and how many doses are going to which states, and making vaccines accessible to all people.“All of that plan is underpinned with equity,” Walensky said. “We need to make sure that we’re equally and equitably getting the vaccine across this country.”In one of his last orders, outgoing President Donald Trump announced Monday that he was rescinding entry bans imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic on most visitors from Brazil and much of Europe effective Jan. 26. However, Biden’s spokesperson Jen Psaki said the incoming administration won’t be lifting the bans.Walensky agreed with the move to reject Trump’s order and said there may be more travel restrictions introduced.“If you look at the fatalities of 400,000 that we’re likely to hit today, if you look at our cases across this country, I don’t think now is the time to encourage people to get on international fights, to encourage people to mobilize,” Walensky said. “I think now is the time to really buckle down, double down our efforts. And so I don’t expect that we’ll be lifting travel restrictions and, if anything, I think we can expect that they might tighten, especially in the context of variants that we’re hearing about.”Jan 19, 7:24 amIsrael sees record rise in cases despite mass vaccinationIsrael confirmed 10,222 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, its highest daily tally since the pandemic began, suggesting the country’s mass vaccination campaign hasn’t kicked in yet.The record figure translates to a nationwide positivity rate in COVID-19 tests of 10.2% However, one promising sign is that the number of critically ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Israel has remained steady over the past few days.Israel’s cumulative totals now stand at 562,167 confirmed cases and 4,049 deaths from the disease, according to the latest data from the Israeli Ministry of Health.Official figures show 25% of Israel’s general population — nearly 2.2 million people — have received the first of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 5% — more than 420,000 — have received their second dose.The Israeli government is expected to meet Tuesday afternoon to determine whether to extend the current lockdown, which has been in place since Jan. 8 and is slated to end Jan. 21.Jan 19, 7:17 am1 in 8 people in England have had COVID-19, data suggestsAn estimated one in eight people in England have already been infected with the novel coronavirus, according to antibody data from the U.K. Office for National Statistic’s COVID-19 Infection Survey.The survey estimates that 12.1% of the population in England would have tested positive for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 on a blood test in December 2020, suggesting they had the infection in the past.“The estimate is weighted to be representative of the overall population and suggests that an average of 5.4 million people aged 16 years and over in England would have tested positive for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 during this time,” the report said. “This equates to 1 in 8 people aged 16 years and over.”That estimate was one in 10 people in Wales, one in 13 people in Northern Ireland and one in 11 people in Scotland, according to the survey.Meanwhile, a regional analysis of antibody data for England found that the highest positivity was seen in Yorkshire and The Humber, followed by London and the North West, according to the survey.The survey, which was launched in the United Kingdom in mid-April of last year, measured several factors: how many people test positive for COVID-19 at a given point in time, regardless of whether they report experiencing symptoms; the average number of new infections per week over the course of the study; and the number of people who test positive for antibodies, to indicate how many people are ever likely to have had the infection.The U.K. — an island nation of 66 million people made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — has confirmed more than 3.4 million cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including more than 89,000 deaths. There were 37,535 new cases and 599 additional fatalities from the disease confirmed in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data published on the U.K. government’s website.Jan 19, 5:50 amEighteen family members test positive after holiday party in PennsylvaniaOne family’s holiday gathering in Pennsylvania has turned out to be a superspreading event, according to a report by Philadelphia ABC station WPVI-TV.Darlene Reynolds, 55, said she woke up with a scratchy throat on Dec. 26, the day before relatives from as far as Canada were planning to come over for a holiday party at her home in the Milmont Park section of Ridley Township.“I had no fever because I kept checking it,” Reynolds told WPVI. “I said, ‘I’ll keep a distance since I have a tiny little cough.’”Soon after the party, people started getting sick.“We were sick, but we didn’t know we had COVID. We could’ve had the flu, but it was scary,” Reynolds told WPVI. “We got tested and we tested positive.”In total, 18 family members ranging in age from 1 to 62 contracted COVID-19. Reynolds said both her husband and their son were hospitalized.Jan 19, 5:25 am100 doses of Moderna vaccine batch flagged by California officials administered at mass vaccination eventJust hours after California’s top epidemiologist recommended pausing the use of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna’s lot 041L20A due to “possible allergic reactions” that are under investigation, Mendocino County officials discovered that the batch in question was used at a mass vaccination event in San Diego.“The county has reviewed the lot numbers administered through our mass vaccination clinics as well as the inventory stored in our freezer. Upon further review, we are confirming that 100 doses of Mendocino County Public Health’s Moderna vaccine associated with the batch the state is concerned with were used at a vaccination event at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds on January 7th,” Mendocino County vaccine coordinator Adrienne Thompson said in a statement Monday night.According to Thompson, all 100 doses were administered at the event and comprised a separate order from the state. No adverse reactions occurred.“County staff will be contacting all 100 individuals that received a vaccine with this lot number to alert them of the recall,” Thompson said. “No other side effects have been noted from use of this vaccine.”Mendocino County’s public health officer, Dr. Andrew Coren, said events such as this are not unexpected because these are new vaccines, and it should not deter the public from getting vaccinated.“This isolated event has not increased the percentage of vaccine reactions, which continue to be about one person in 100,000,” Coren said in a statement Monday night. “Getting vaccinated continues to be the best way for all of us to help move beyond this virus and return to a normal way of life.”Jan 19, 4:17 amUS reports over 137,000 new casesThere were 137,885 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the lowest daily case count that the country has seen since Dec. 25. Monday’s tally is also far less than the country’s all-time high of 302,506 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 1,382 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered nationwide on Monday, down from a peak of 4,462 new deaths on Jan. 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 24,078,773 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 399,003 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. 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 over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before topping 300,000 on Jan. 2.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article This week’s lettersHR needs to find the right balance I don’t get it. On the one hand we’re shouting ‘work-life balance’, while onthe other, saying that we still need the option of ‘allowing’ employees to worklonger hours than everybody else in Europe (News, 26 November). Different industries will have different reasons for wanting to keep theopt-out, but is making our staff work harder really the answer? Where are all those articles on work-related stress, long-term sickness absenceand divorce rates now? Surely it would be a better idea to ask the rest of Europe how they manageto keep their staff working reasonable hours, without the skills shortages theUK seems to be experiencing. I surprise myself by agreeing with the CIPD for once – I’d like the HR worldto find a different way of sorting the problem out. Brenda Losekoot HR manager, Groundwork Wirral ‘Military’ methods save many lives As an ex-firefighter, I must take exception to your article on HR managersagainst the Fire Brigade Union (News Analysis, 3 December). Firefighters do not work ‘four days on and four days off’. The shift patterns are two nine-hour days starting at 9am and ending at 6pm.The night shift begins at 6pm and ends the following morning at 9am. Thismakes a total of 48 hours over a five-day period, which equates to 42 hours aweek over one year once holiday is taken into consideration. As far as doing away with the ‘militaristic’ methods of the Fire Service,back in the 1950s and 1960s, ex-service men were preferred due to theirperceived ability to take orders. I have attended many incidents where had that militaristic hierarchy notbeen present, lives would undoubtedly have been lost. The last thing you needwhen you’re deep inside a smoke-filled building, searching for people trappedby the fire while the roof is threatening to cave in, is a ‘case conference’where all attendees debate the best option. Steve Attwood LUL Management Development, MBA is excellent value for money There is no doubt that MBAs can be an expensive mistake – but not for thereasons listed in your article (Careerwise, 10 December). The biggest reason why they can be a mistaken choice is because the studenthas not properly worked out why they were doing it. To criticise the MBA asbeing too theoretical when it offers a theoretical underpinning tounderstanding managing practice, is laughable. Good managers or leaders cannot rely on experience and intuition. This isfar too haphazard a basis to develop their ability. In order to learn, managersneed theory as a guide and a reference point. Of course, there is a responsibility for MBA directors to provide practicalopportunities to test theory, and in the better MBAs this comes about throughconsultancy assignments and projects where students tackle real problemsituations. Too expensive? Well if that really was the case, then demand would be lowand falling. However, the opposite is happening. Demand is high and that is becausethe MBA is providing excellent value for money. Dr John Mackness MBA director, Lancaster University Management School MBAs not seen as over-theoretical If MBA programmes were as over-theoretical as was alleged in your article,there would be significant market resistance to them. In fact, the European model of MBA has explicitly sought to be practical,applied and develop individuals from a personal and career perspective. Thisincludes nurturing leadership potential and creating a close connection betweenthe world of learning and organisational practice. So on the Henley MBA, for example, most of the assessment isorganisationally focused. On some of our programmes, such as the executive full-time MBA programme, wetake people around the world to experience the realities of managing indifferent business environments first hand. Many criticisms in this article are based on the supposition that MBAs teachlargely quantitative, analytical skills and neglect the soft skill areas. But any respectable MBA programme in Europe – and certainly any accreditedunder the AMBA scheme – must have adequate coverage both of HR, organisationalbehaviour and personal development. Ian Turner Director of Graduate Business Studies, Henley Management College Comments are closed. Related posts:center_img Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a… LettersOn 7 Jan 2003 in Military, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

USA: 26th Successful Intercept for SM-3 Program

first_img October 7, 2013 View post tag: 26th In a Missile Defense Agency test, the U.S. Navy fired a Standard Missile-3 Block IB, made by Raytheon Company, from the USS Lake Erie. The SM-3 eliminated the medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target. “We remain on track to deliver this critical capability in time for a 2015 deployment in support of global combatant command requirements, and specifically phase two of the European Phased Adaptive Approach,” said Dr. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems.The test was the 26th successful intercept for the SM-3 program and the fifth back-to-back successful test of the next-generation SM-3 Block IB guided missile.“The missile continues to perform, increasing confidence in the SM-3 Block IB’s readiness for production,” said Dr. Mitch Stevison, Raytheon Missile Systems’ SM-3 program director.[mappress]Press Release,October 7, 2013; Image: Raytheon View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: usa View post tag: program View post tag: Intercept View post tag: Defence USA: 26th Successful Intercept for SM-3 Program Equipment & technology View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: 26th Successful Intercept for SM-3 Program View post tag: successful View post tag: News by topic View post tag: SM-3 Share this articlelast_img read more

Listen To A Glorious, 27-Minute Version Of ‘Ghost’ From This Day In 2000

first_imgThe song “Ghost” has long been a fan-favorite of Phish fans, and many will argue that the version performed on May 22nd, 2000 is one of the best of all time. Coming towards the end of a six-song second set at Radio City Music Hall, this type of jam is striking at the reason that fans get into Phish. The band draws you in with the sing-song lyrics, then kicks into gear with some jamming. In this particular version, it’s Mike Gordon and Page McConnell that take the lead in the initial jam, a slow-building funk jam with some cosmic synth accentuation. Spacey cow funk at its finest.If it ended there, it would nonetheless be a satisfying jam. When Trey Anastasio turns on the heat about 15 minutes in, all bets are off. Anastasio is shredding until there’s no tomorrow, starting off with a pentatonic groove before riffing on some new progressions and taking the group in new directions. It’s some disco funk, somehow both ambient and energizing at once. Give the major jam session a full listen below, courtesy of astavely56.Setlist: Phish at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY – 05/22/2000Set 1: My Soul, Chalk Dust Torture, Billy Breathes, Heavy Things, Back on the Train, Split Open and Melt, Sparkle > Horn, Bathtub GinSet 2: Bouncing Around the Room > David Bowie, Sand, The Mango Song, Ghost > Rock and RollEncore: Bug > Golgi Apparatuslast_img read more