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Everything Everywhere sees revenue and profits slide but adds customers

Everything Everywhere sees revenue and profits slide but adds customers

first_imgWednesday 23 February 2011 8:38 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Everything Everywhere, the entity formed by the merging of France Telecom’s Orange and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile, yesterday reported weak results for the last quarter.Its revenue dropped two per cent in the nine months from April last year – when the merger went through – from £5.4bn to £5.3bn. Underlying profit was £1bn, down from £1.1bn.It saw its mobile service revenues grow 1.3 per cent in the quarter. However, it lagged behind Vodafone, which saw mobile service revenues jump seven per cent in the same period. O2 is also expected to show it grew at a faster rate when it reports its fourth quarter results on Friday.Sources close to the firm said Everything Everywhere has invested heavily in bringing customers from pay as you go packages to contracts. It added 300,000 contract customers in the fourth quarter but lost out on 187,000 pay as you go users, leaving net adds of 113,000 compared to 195,000 at Vodafone. The group said it was on track to deliver £3.5bn of planned savings by 2014. 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 whatsapp Share Everything Everywhere sees revenue and profits slide but adds customers Tags: NULLlast_img read more

LV casinos partner hospital to coordinate Covid-19 testing

LV casinos partner hospital to coordinate Covid-19 testing

first_img Regions: US Nevada Casino & games LV casinos partner hospital to coordinate Covid-19 testing Las Vegas casinos have partnered the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC), the Culinary Health Fund and the Las Vegas Convention Center to test all gaming employees for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) before they return to work.MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming are among the casino operators taking part in the scheme“As we prepare to reopen our southern Nevada properties, the health and safety of our customers, our team members and our communities is our utmost priority,” Keith Smith, president and chief executive of Boyd Gaming, said.“Through this expansion of our partnership with UMC, we can do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and demonstrate our commitment to offering a safe and entertaining environment for everyone.”Read more on iGB North America. 20th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Las Vegas casinos have partnered the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC), the Culinary Health Fund and the Las Vegas Convention Center to test all gaming employees for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) before they return to work. Topics: Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Forget a second stock market crash! Bargain stocks may not remain cheap for much longer

Forget a second stock market crash! Bargain stocks may not remain cheap for much longer

first_imgForget a second stock market crash! Bargain stocks may not remain cheap for much longer Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Kevin Godbold Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. If you waiting on the sidelines for a second stock market crash in 2020, you may be disappointed.Economies are grinding back into life around the world as lockdowns progressively ease. And in the UK, the government proves time and again that it’s willing to throw huge sums of money at helping struggling sectors.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A good example is the recent news of a plan to help the culture sector with a £1.57m cash boost. Minister Oliver Dowden is on record as saying: “I want all our cultural institutions to return to normal.” Indeed, the secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport indicated to the media that outdoor performances will likely be allowed “very soon,” and socially-distant performances “later over the summer.”Fading prospects for a second stock market crashWhat does this all mean for shares? I reckon it means the prospects of a second stock market crash, like the one we saw in the spring, are fading. Look what happened on Saturday, for example. Many establishments, such as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and others, reopened. And the easing of social-distancing guidelines helps their viability as businesses. Now, the rules allow one-metre-plus-mitigations if two metres proves to be unachievable in some circumstances.It seems in the UK that medical and scientific advisors, and the government, are determined to balance risks. And there appears to be a general acceptance that if the economy is allowed to crash and flatline, we could end up with social and medical problems on our hands to rival the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic.Meanwhile, local actions are addressing flare-ups in coronavirus infections, such as the return to lockdown in Leicester. Indeed, a countrywide lockdown because of a second peak in the virus seems unlikely to me. And that’s why I reckon there’s never been a better time than right now to buy the shares of companies with high-quality underlying businesses. Especially if you’re aiming to build wealth by investing over the long term.Focusing on the quality of the underlying businessI admit the coronavirus situation is something to worry about when it comes to shares. But there’s always something to worry about in the world of investing. Nevertheless, stock markets have performed well over time frames measured in decades. And I reckon that’s because businesses are generally good at adapting to changing economic circumstances. Many can also adjust to an inflationary environment by raising selling prices.We can’t have certainty when it comes to investing. But we can iron out some of the volatility in the markets by adopting a regular programme of investment. Such as putting money into shares and share-backed investments each month. And we can increase the odds of a successful long-term outcome by choosing shares carefully.For example, a strong focus on the quality of the underlying business can work well alongside calculations to determine the cheapness of shares. But if the economic news keeps improving, bargain stocks may not remain cheap for much longer. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50center_img Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold | Monday, 6th July, 2020 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.last_img read more

New Statesman launches 2006 awards for social businesses

New Statesman launches 2006 awards for social businesses

first_img Tagged with: Awards Howard Lake | 6 January 2006 | News New Statesman launches 2006 awards for social businesses The New Statesman has launched its Edge Upstarts Awards to highlight the value of social enterprises and their contribution to the nation.This year’s awards recognise employers who pass on practical skills and those who benefit from learning-by-doing, a chief concern for many social enterprises.AWARD CATEGORIESTo recognise excellence in all aspects of social enterprise, includingproviding a rich learning environment for the young and disadvantaged, thisyear’s award categories are:Young Social EntrepreneurSocial EntrepreneurSocial EnterpriseSocial Enterprise Mentor of the YearSocial Enterprise Trainee of the YearSocial Enterprise Team of the Year Advertisement Nomination forms, rules and eligibility criteria are all available from the Edge Upstarts website.center_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Dyslexia Action offers fundraising internships

Dyslexia Action offers fundraising internships

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 June 2007 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / people Volunteering It adds that candidates need to be numerate and literate. They need to have good computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), as well as “confidence, enthusiasm and willingness to learn”.The length, days and hours of the internships are flexible and to be agreed between the intern and his/her host department. It is expected that most internships will last between three and six months.All internships are unpaid, although limited expenses will be reimbursed. Dyslexia Action offers fundraising internshipscenter_img For the second year Dyslexia Action is offering internships to people looking for work experience. The internships currently on offer are in the marketing and communications department and fundraising department at the charity’s office in Egham, Surrey.The voluntary work placements are open to candidates from all sections of the community, including those with dyslexia or any other disability.Dyslexia Action are looking for self-motivated people with willing and flexible attitudes to work and to taking on a variety of tasks. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

City of Odessa to open temporary shelter due to inclement weather

City of Odessa to open temporary shelter due to inclement weather

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – December 30, 2020 Facebook Previous article6 metas financieras para 2021 y cómo alcanzarlasNext articleWithout hesitation: Joel navigates the long road of aTTP Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  The City of Odessa Incident Command is reportedly working with the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, ECISD and Ector County to open a temporary weather shelter. The temporary shelter will open at 11 a.m. Wednesday and will continue until weather conditions improve, a press release stated. The temporary shelter will be at the Ector College Prep Success Academy Gymnasium, which is located at 809 W. Clements Street, for those experiencing homelessness or in need of a place to stay due to dangerous road conditions. This is in response to those that may be stranded on roads due to weather, possible overcrowding at local shelters and those who may not have heat in their homes. Due to COVID-19, the shelter will be following CDC guidelines to ensure a safe environment for everyone, the press release stated. Food, bedding, showers and restrooms facilities will be open to those seeking shelter. Security will be onsite 24 hours. Facebook Local News WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest City of Odessa to open temporary shelter due to inclement weather Twitterlast_img read more

Full Capacity Protocol in place at Letterkenny University Hospital

Full Capacity Protocol in place at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Full Capacity Protocol is in place at Letterkenny University Hospital due to high volumes of patients presenting at the hospital’s Emergency Department.Saolta say they will be continually monitoring the implementation of the Full Capacity Protocol.It is not known when the protocol was implemented or how long it has been in place but the Health Care Group say they will de-escalate from it when it is deemed safe to do so.The hospital is the third most overcrowded in the country today with 48 patients waiting on a bed there this morning, according to latest figures from the INMO.The hospital has apologised for any distress and inconvenience caused to patients or their families who are experiencing long wait times and are encouraging people to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies. Facebook Previous articleTwo people remanded in custody in connection to Lenamore Stables fireNext articleRemand prisoner remains unlawfully at large in Donegal/ Derry News Highland By News Highland – November 7, 2018 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Full Capacity Protocol in place at Letterkenny University Hospital Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Watchdog to investigate political pressure on CDC, FDA

Coronavirus live updates: Watchdog to investigate political pressure on CDC, FDA

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 40 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 8.1 million diagnosed cases and at least 219,674 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 875,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 854,000 cases and over 755,000 cases, respectively.More than 190 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 is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Oct 19, 4:04 pmNYC schools test thousands of students and staff, find few infectionsDespite opening in person for classes amid rising COVID-19 cases, few infections have been tied to New York City public schools, according to early data from the city’s department of education.Of the 16,298 tests the department has received results for, only 28, or 0.17%, are positive. Of those infections, 20 are among staff members and eight among students, a department spokesperson told ABC News on Monday.Oct 19, 2:05 pm Independent watchdog to investigate political pressure on CDC, FDAThe Government Accountability Office, an independent arm of Congress, has agreed to investigate allegations that the Trump administration applied political pressure to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, undermining the agencies’ credibility and independence.Senate Democrats first appealed to the watchdog agency in a letter on Oct. 8.Oct 19, 12:16 pmIndia records lowest daily death toll in 3 monthsIndia registered another 579 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, its lowest daily tally in three months.An additional 55,722 cases were also confirmed. The country’s cumulative totals now stand at 7,550,273 confirmed cases and 114,610 deaths, according to the latest data from the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.India is only the second country in the world to surpass 7 million total cases, after the United States. Since hitting a peak of 97,894 new cases registered in a single day in September, India’s average number of daily cases has steadily declined.The vast country of nearly 1.4 billion people is still on track to become the pandemic’s worst-hit nation within weeks, overtaking the United States, where more than 8.1 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19.Oct 19, 11:56 amBelgium faces ‘tsunami’ of new cases, health minister warnsA midnight curfew went into effect across Belgium on Monday while bars and restaurants have been ordered to close except for providing takeaway service, as the European nation faces a “tsunami” of new COVID-19 infections.“We are really very close to a tsunami,” Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke told broadcaster RTL. “We no longer control what is happening.”Belgium, which is home to the European Union’s headquarters, has the second-highest COVID-19 infection rate per capita in Europe, after the Czech Republic. Over the past two weeks, Belgium recorded 756.9 cases per 100,000 people, compared with Czech Republic’s 858.6 cases per 100,000, according to data released Monday by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention.Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Belgium has confirmed 222,253 cases and at least 10,413 deaths. The 14-day incidence of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants was up 221% on Sunday, according to data from the country’s public health agency.Oct 19, 11:26 amSouth Africa’s health minister tests positiveSouth Africa’s health minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19.“I wish to inform the public that this afternoon my wife, Dr May Mkhize and I have tested positive for COVID-19,” he said in a statement posted on his official Twitter account Sunday. “We decided to go test yesterday when I started showing mild symptoms. I was feeling abnormally exhausted and as the day progressed, I started losing appetite.”“My wife had a cough, was dizzy and extremely exhausted,” he continued. “Given her symptoms, the doctors advised that she must be admitted for observation and rehydration.”Mkhize said their close contacts over the past week, including some colleagues and family members, have been informed of their positive test results and were advised to immediately self-isolate and get tested.“I am now in quarantine at home and both my wife and I remain optimistic that we will fully recover from this virus,” he said.The health minister warned of a possible second wave of infections and urged his fellow South Africans to continue wearing face masks, practicing social distancing and washing hands.“I wish to take this opportunity to urge all South Africans to continue adhering to health protocols,” he said. “As country, we’ve made significant strides in our fight against this pandemic. Let us not dare regress.”South Africa accounts for nearly half of all confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent. As of Monday, South Africa has reported 703,793 confirmed cases with at least 18,471 deaths, according to data from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Oct 19, 11:08 amUNICEF stockpiling half a billion syringes this year ahead of vaccineThe United Nations Children’s Fund said it will stockpile 520 million syringes in its warehouses by the end of the year to begin preparations for a COVID-19 vaccine.The effort is part of a larger plan of delivering over 1 billion syringes to support vaccination efforts, on top of 620 million syringes that the U.N. agency will purchase for other vaccination programs against other disease such as measles and typhoid.“Vaccinating the world against COVID-19 will be one of the largest mass undertakings in human history, and we will need to move as quickly as the vaccines can be produced,” UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore said in a statement Monday. “In order to move fast later, we must move fast now. By the end of the year, we will already have over half a billion syringes pre-positioned where they can be deployed quickly and cost effectively. That’s enough syringes to wrap around the world one and a half times.”Oct 19, 9:55 amTSA screens over 1 million people for 1st time since MarchMore than 1 million people went through airport security checkpoints across the United States on Sunday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.The Transportation Security Administration said it screened 1,031,505 individuals on Sunday, the most since mid-March. Although that figure is still some 60% lower than this time last year, it’s a significant jump from a low of 87,534 people screened on April 14.ABC News’ Sam Sweeney contributed to this report.Oct 19, 9:19 amWales to enter two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdown from FridayWales will become the second nation in the United Kingdom to enter a lockdown to combat a second wave of COVID-19 infections.The Welsh government announced on Monday its decision to impose a two-week “firebreak,” beginning Friday at 6 p.m. Everyone will be required to stay home and non-essential businesses, such as bars, gyms, restaurants and retail shops, must close until Nov. 9. There will be exceptions for critical workers and those who cannot do their jobs from home.Libraries and places of worship will also be shut down across the country.“This is the shortest we can make it, but that means it needs to be sharp and deep to have the impact against the virus we need it to have,” Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said Monday.Northern Ireland started a “circuit breaker” lockdown last Friday, closing schools for two weeks while banning most social gatherings and shutting down many business for a month.Oct 19, 8:28 amTop Palestinian official battling COVID-19 in ‘critical’ conditionSenior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat was placed in a medically-induced coma and is listed in critical condition at an Israeli hospital, where he’s being treated for COVID-19 complications.Erekat was transported by ambulance from his home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem on Sunday, more than a week after he had announced testing positive for COVID-19. The 65-year-old has a history of health problems and received a lung transplant in the United States in 2017.“Mr. Erekat had a quiet night but this morning his condition deteriorated, which is now defined as critical, and due to respiratory distress, he was resuscitated and placed under general anesthesia,” Hadar Elboim, a spokesperson for Hadassah Medical Center, told ABC News in a statement Monday.“Mr. Erekat poses a huge challenge to the treatment of corona as he is lung transplanted with suppression of the immune system, and with bacterial infection in addition to corona,” Elboim added. “Hadassah, with its most senior professional physicians, is in international medical contact regarding the policy of treating such a complex patient. Hadassah will continue to update his family as usual regarding his condition and will update the Palestinian Authority as he is a senior official there.”Erekat, who serves as the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, is one of the most senior advisors to the Palestinian president. He is a longtime proponent of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Oct 19, 8:02 amNew York Gov. Cuomo ‘not that confident’ in FDA’s vaccine approval processNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s not confident in the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for a COVID-19 vaccine, and that the American public shouldn’t be either.“I’m not that confident, but my opinion doesn’t matter. I don’t believe the American people are that confident,” Cuomo told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.“I think it’s going to be a very skeptical American public about taking the vaccine, and they should be,” he added.Cuomo said he plans to assemble a group of doctors and medical experts to review any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA before affirming its efficacy and safety for New York state residents.“But I believe all across the country you’re going to need someone other than this FDA and this CDC saying it’s safe,” he said, before adding that the two federal agencies don’t “have any credibility.”The New York governor also expressed concern over comments Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes, in which he admitted that the White House has restricted “many, many, many” of his media appearances since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.“You have Dr. Fauci now saying that they basically tried to muzzle him,” Cuomo said. “He has the highest credibility in the nation on this issue.”Oct 19, 7:19 amItaly imposes tighter restrictions as cases surgeFurther restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 came into effect in Italy on Monday, after a sharp rise in infections.Under the new measures, all bars, pubs and restaurants across the European country must close from midnight until 5 a.m., while gambling venues must close at 9 p.m. Restaurants are allowed to serve no more than six people per table and only after 6 p.m.Local festivals are now banned, and mayors can close streets and public squares after 9 p.m. to halt gatherings.Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned that gyms and swimming pools may also be shut down next week if they don’t follow the safety protocols.“These measures are aimed to avoid another lockdown,” Conte said Sunday while announcing the new rules. “The country cannot face another lockdown that would compromise the economic fabric of the country.”The move comes after Italy, once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, confirmed 11,705 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, an all-time high.Oct 19, 6:38 amRussia reports nearly 16,000 new cases in new record highRussia confirmed another 15,982 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, its highest daily tally yet.An additional 179 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered in the past 24 hours, down from last week’s peak of 286. The cumulative totals now stand at 1,369,313 cases and 23,723 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.The 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.More than 33% of the newly confirmed cases — 5,376 — and over 28% of the newly registered deaths — 51 — were reported in the capital, Moscow, according to country’s coronavirus response headquarters.Although Russia has been breaking its own records for daily case counts and deaths almost every day since Oct. 9, authorities there are resisting shutting down businesses again. Few measures have been imposed in Moscow, the epicenter of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak and recent surge.Oct 19, 6:19 amGlobal case count tops 40 millionMore than 40 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The global tally crossed the 40 million mark on Monday morning in yet another grim milestone of the pandemic.The United States has the highest number of diagnosed cases of any country, with more than 8.1 million, but is closely followed by India, which has over 7.5 million. Brazil, Russia and Argentina are also in the top five, according to Johns Hopkins data.Oct 19, 6:08 amTop Palestinian official taken to Israeli hospital for COVID-19Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat, who is battling COVID-19, was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Israel on Sunday, according to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.Erekat, who lives in the town of Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, disclosed earlier this month that he had contracted COVID-19. The 65-year-old has a history of health problems and received a lung transplant in the United States in 2017.“Following his contraction of COVID-19, and due to the chronic health problems he faces in the respiratory system, Dr. Erekat’s condition now requires medical attention in a hospital,” the Palestinian Liberation Organization said in a statement Sunday.Erekat’s brother told Agence France-Presse that “his situation is not good.”Erekat, who serves as the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, is one of the most senior advisors to the Palestinian president. He is a longtime proponent of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been more than 42,490 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with at least 381 deaths in the West Bank.Oct 19, 5:16 amNationwide mask mandate and other new restrictions take force in SwitzerlandA nationwide mask-wearing mandate and other new restrictions took force in Switzerland on Monday, amid a growing number of COVID-19 infections.People must now wear face masks in publicly accessible indoor spaces and at all public transport access points across the Central European country, including airports, bus and tram stops, railway stations, restaurants, shops and theaters. Masks have already been required on all public transport since July.Moreover, spontaneous gatherings of more than 15 people in public areas are no longer permitted. Masks are now required for all private events with more than 15 people. People may only consume food and drink while sitting down, and the contact details of all those taking part must be recorded.In addition, patrons in all restaurants and entertainment venues also may only consume food and drink while sitting.The federal government is again recommending people to work from home, as it did in March.The Swiss Federal Council announced the new measures on Sunday.Switzerland has confirmed more than 74,000 cases of COVID-19 and at least 1,823 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.Oct 19, 4:22 amUS reports more than 48,000 new casesThere were 48,210 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally is down by nearly 10,000 from the previous day and also falls under the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.An additional 389 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Sunday, almost half the previous day’s death toll and down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 8,154,935 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 217,700 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.The number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the United States continued to increase by double digits in week-over-week comparisons, while the number of new deaths from the disease ticked upward slightly, according to an internal memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that was obtained by ABC News on Friday night.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USA: NAS Jacksonville Sustains Excellence

USA: NAS Jacksonville Sustains Excellence

first_img View post tag: NAS November 5, 2012 Training & Education USA: NAS Jacksonville Sustains Excellence View post tag: Navy View post tag: Excellence View post tag: Naval For the second consecutive year, Commander, Navy Region Southeast selected Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville as the 2012 Installation Excellence Award nominee for the Commander, Naval Installation Command’s (CNIC) Installation Excellence Award Oct. 31.The station was also the recipient of the CNIC Installation Excellence Award and the 2012 Presidential Installation Excellence Award. It will now go on to compete with 76 other installations for the CNIC Installation Excellence Award.“I am very pleased to announce that NAS Jacksonville and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City have been selected as our nominees for large and small installations, respectively for the FY-12 CNIC Installation Excellence Award,” said Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. John C. Scorby Jr.“Our cross-functional panel of experts considered excellent packages from all of our installations. NAS Jacksonville and NSA Panama City submitted the best packages in their respective categories, demonstrating how they exceeded the criteria set forth by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense to support the fleet, fighter and family.”NAS Jacksonville sustained excellence in a wide range of operational and warfighter readiness support functions, better mission performance and superb quality of life for military men and women and their families. Community outreach programs set it apart from 17 other Southeast installations. The nomination exemplified the total commitment to excellence by its military and civilian personnel and sets the air installation as one of the contenders for the CNIC award.In a message to base personnel, NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Bob Sanders said, “Congratulations. You have been named the best large installation in the Southeast region. You truly are the best at what you do and I want to personally thank you. I cannot tell you how proud I am to be a part of this outstanding organization.“The contributions of every person – military, DoD civilian and contractor – is valued. We are truly one team, one fight in pursuit of excellence and support to the fleet, fighter and family,” he said.With the mission of supporting the fleet, fighter and family, NAS Jax is the premier installation for delivering effective, sustained and improved shore readiness for Sailors, their families and civilian employees.Base personnel worked around-the-clock providing services to 14 home-based squadrons, numerous detachments, joint commands, government agencies and carrier strike group exercises.Air Operations handled more than 52,600 flight operations and supported 30 detachments. The award-winning air installation continued its unprecedented and accident-free growth in FY-12 by exceeding the chief of naval operations’ mandated 75 percent mishap reduction goal.In partnership with 110 tenant commands, station personnel provided support and service to transition the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon; Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron, logistic and Reserve squadrons, joint services and allies.The station also completed or started construction on nearly $100 million of construction in support of the P-8A as well as the Triton and Fire Scout helicopter unmanned aerial systems.Achieving the Secretary of the Navy’s gold level of achievement for energy savings, NAS Jax installed 1,140 square-feet of solar panels bringing the total to 5,500 saving approximately $300,000 annually.NAS Jacksonville looks forward to competing at the CNIC level. The winner of the CNIC Installation Excellence Award will be nominated for the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence.Established in 1984, the award recognizes the outstanding efforts of personnel in the operations and maintenance of U.S. military installations worldwide.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 5, 2012; Image: US Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: NAS Jacksonville Sustains Excellence Share this article View post tag: usa View post tag: Jacksonville View post tag: Sustains View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Open Rank – Researcher

Open Rank – Researcher

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Physics Department at Virginia Tech invites applications for apostdoctoral or research associate position (commensurate withexperience) in experimental biophysics, with focus on single andcollective dynamics in biomimetic lipid membranes, with potential applications in drug delivery,membrane-based biosensors, and artificial cells. The researchinvolves design, preparation, and hierarchical characterization ofbiomembranes. Candidates should have one or more of the followingskills: expertise in lipid membrane characterization (e.g., DSC,AFM, spectroscopy, fluorescence), membrane deposition techniques(e.g. Langmuir-Blodgett transfer, flow coating), and/or proteinpurification and characterization. Additional expertise in x-ray orneutron scattering is desirable, but not a prerequisite. Otherrequirements include the ability to work independently, as well aspart of a team, strong verbal and written communication skills, anda high degree of motivation and creativity. Candidates should havea Ph.D. in physics, physical chemistry, biophysics or a closelyrelated field.This research will be conducted with Prof. Rana Ashkar and herstudents at Virginia Tech, and will utilize scattering facilitiesat Oak Ridge National Lab and the NIST Center for Neutron research.The work will require close collaboration and interaction withstudents, postdocs, as well as instrument scientists at nationalscattering facilities (e.g. SNS, NCNR). Postdoctoral and ResearchAssociates will conduct research in the above areas and disseminateresults in journal publications and conference presentations.Postdoctoral and Research Associates will be expected tocollaborate with other members of the group. Research Associateswill also be expected to assist with the supervision of graduatestudents and Postdoctoral Associates.Required Qualifications- Rank of Research Associate requires an advanced degree physics,physical chemistry, biophysics or a closely related field.- Rank of Postdoctoral Associate requires an doctoral degree earnedwithin the past four years in physics, physical chemistry,biophysics or a closely related field.- All degree requirements must be completed before the appointmentcan begin.- Experience in preparation and characterization of biomimeticmembranes, membrane-protein complexes, or similar systems.- Proven skills in data modeling and analysis.- Demonstrated ability to communicate research results inpeer-reviewed publications.Preferred Qualifications- Experience in x-ray or neutron scattering experimentation andanalysis.- Experience in protein purification and characterization.- Experience in lipid membrane design, preparation, andcharacterization.- Experience in fluorescence microscopy/spectroscopy.- For research associate position, some experience supervisingjunior researchers is preferred.Appointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with experience.Review Date9/28/2020Additional InformationApplications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae(including a list of publications), and a statement of researchexperience and interests (not to exceed 3 pages). In addition,please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sentelectronically to Prof. Rana Ashkar ( [email protected] ).The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.About Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Jackie Woodyard at [email protected] regular business hours at least 10 business days prior tothe event.Advertised: September 14, 2020Applications close:last_img read more