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CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_imgTuesday 15 March 2011 8:20 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Jeffrey Green RussellThe full service commercial law firm has promoted Kamran Rehman as partner to its banking and finance litigation team. With expertise in all core legal fields, the firm also boasts a number of leading industry-specific teams. Rehman’s work includes banking and commercial disputes including professional negligence claims and mortgage fraud claims. He has worked both in industry and private practice. Rehman is also a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.Merrill Lynch WealthThe private banking and investment group has appointed Jeremy Brown as head of investment solutions. Brown, joins from UBS with 25 years experience in the financial sector.Astbury MarsdenThe international recruitment firm has appointed Mark Farris and John Regan to the board of directors. Farris founded Judd Farris and built it to become the largest privately owned property recruitment specialist in the world. Regan joined Astbury Marsden as finance director in December 2007.Barclays WealthThe UK’s largest global wealth manager has appointed Tony Marsh as a wealth adviser. Marsh joins from Full Circle Asset management a privately-owned, independent wealth management firm where he was associate director.Panmure GordonThe independent institutional stockbroker and investment bank, has appointed Brett Jacobs as a director in the firm’s corporate broking team. Jacobs joins the firm from RBC Capital Markets and has over 15 years experience within the industry.Aon HewittThe global human resources consulting an outsourcing business of Aon corporation has appointed Duncan brown to its UK Reward team. Brown has over 20 years experience in both consulting organisations and research bodies. Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky 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 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’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

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No savings at 30? Here’s how I’d aim to make a million from UK shares

first_img I don’t expect to make a million on the stock market myself, and there’s a simple reason for that. I didn’t start investing early enough. I’m not alone, failing to start a pension is one of the biggest financial regrets of all, according to research from Hargreaves Lansdown.It’s certainly one of mine. I did a stupid thing in my early 20s, and opted out of my company pension. I only expected to work there a couple of years, but ended up staying a whole decade. I’ve been playing catch-up ever since.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…Having no savings at 30 is not the end of the world. Incomes have stagnated and there are so many other demands on people’s pockets. The good news is that at this age, retirement is still more than 35 years away. That’s enough time to make a million by investing in shares. This will take decadesIt will take plenty of hard work, though and isn’t guaranteed. While some novice investors see the stock market as a way of getting rich quick, they’re wrong. Every investor dreams of making a fortune by investing in an early-stage world-beater, but the chances of picking the next Amazon are vanishingly thin.In my view, the best way to make a million from shares is slowly, over many years. I would aim to do it by building a balanced portfolio, comprising mainly top FTSE 100 stocks, and holding them for the long term.Let’s say I was still 30 (I can dream) and had £5,000 at my disposal. If I invested it in a FTSE 100 tracker and it delivered an average total return of 7% a year, by age 66 my money would have grown to £57,119. It would be worth 11 times what I paid in, which is impressive. The downside is this will be worth less in real terms, due to inflation.Obviously, £5,000 won’t make a million for my retirement on its own. I’d have to work a lot harder than that. So I would also aim to invest a regular sum in UK shares every month. If I invested £350 a month, after 36 years I would have a mighty £669,217, assuming the same 7% annual growth.Still time to make a millionIf I increased my £350 monthly contribution by 3% a year, to keep up with rising earnings, I would have £957,858.Add that to my £57,119, and I would have made a million to retire on. That’s on top of my State Pension and any occupational pensions.My point is to show how wealth builds over time. Even relatively small monthly sums could roll up to something big, if I give them long enough.At 30, finding £350 a month to put aside is a tall order, of course. Especially with other demands such as buying a home or raising a family. Still, investing smaller monthly sums would give me a lot more wealth in retirement than if I never tried at all.It isn’t easy to make a million, but I’ll get richer by trying. Harvey Jones | Saturday, 13th March, 2021 The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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. See all posts by Harvey Jones No savings at 30? Here’s how I’d aim to make a million from UK shares Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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. 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Courtney Lawes returns to Premiership with huge tackle on Phil Godman

first_imgThursday Nov 28, 2013 Courtney Lawes returns to Premiership with huge tackle on Phil Godman England’s Courtney Lawes returned to Aviva Premiership rugby with a bang this past weekend, making his presence felt with a few trademark tackles, including this belter on Phil Godman. He admitted post match that he was pleased to make some big hits.  Northampton Saints, despite still missing some international players, beat Newcastle Falcons 18-0 at Franklin’s Gardens, with Lawes in more of a senior role this season, particularly at the lineouts. He’s said that it’s quite different to get accustomed to Premiership life again, after the highs of playing Test rugby and being in camp with England for the last month or so.“It’s quite tough to come from the tough international games straight back into the Premiership, hard to get your head round it. It’s different. There’s so much pressure on you (with England), then you’re relieved of that pressure and it’s hard to keep yourself mentally focused enough to put in a good performance,” he said.“I worked really hard to get myself motivated this week. I thought I played solid with some good carries, didn’t make any mistakes, pressured the 10 and made some good hits.”Newcastle’s Phil Godman was on the end of one of the biggest hits of the game, as Lawes used that quick line speed – never more evident than in the huge preseason hit he made against Bedford – to get up and terrorise the flyhalf with a trademark tackle.This is a short clip, but worth sharing and adding to the growing archive of tackles from one of the most athletic second-rowers in international rugby today. There’s more in the related posts below. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Cliff House / Dualchas Architects

first_img Houses An Cuilionn Consultancy Drainage Consultant:Jig EnvironmentContractor:James MacqueenClient:Mr Ian Mclean, Mr Robbie PancicSite Address:GaltrigillContract Value:On RequestAnnual Co2 Emissions / M2:18.00 Kg/M2/YearArchitect In Charge:Daniel BärCity:GaltrigillCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrew LeeRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The site is located in North West Skye, overlooking Loch Dunvegan. It manifests itself as a contradiction: far reaching views to the North East and harsh winds from the South West. The constant is the horizon.Save this picture!© Andrew LeeAn existing ruin marks the entrance situation of the croft, while the edge of the cliff locates the dwelling on its site high above the water’s edge, giving the connecting path a distinguished end.Save this picture!Floor Plan In order to address the site conditions, the building consists of two volumes; one closed, the other open. The first contains all serving functions to support the main open rooms. Together a place is created that provides shelter and privacy whilst maintaining focus on its surroundings.Save this picture!© Andrew Lee The building is first seen from the curved path as a wall in front of the dominant background. As the path unfolds and cuts deeper into the landscape, this relationship changes, with the building becoming the dominant focal point. This suspense is released upon entry. One wall of the main open volume is omitted and the visitor stands in front of a fully glazed screen atop of the cliff. The topography of the site allows the surrounding landscape to be experienced as a panorama. The built space ends with the horizon.Save this picture!© Andrew Lee The geometry of the two volumes are not only offset in length but also in height. The voids created are fully glazed and the volumes and their location remain readable from the inside. They act as vistas, remaining open in the in-between and looking back on both the building and its setting. Additional light enters the dwelling at in its centre, between the exposed rafters running the full length of the building.Save this picture!Section While the typology of the building is specific to its surroundings, it was necessary to detail its appearance in a language that is commonly understood. Both the location and function of the two volumes are confirmed by the use of material. Caithness stone for the retaining wall and larch for the open plan main rooms. The height and hue of the horizontally laid courses correspond and merge both volumes into one building. The continuous horizontal plane of the polished concrete floor, acts to further blur the relationship between interior and exterior. As nature reclaims the site it is only the trampled grass of the path, that becomes domesticated in the landscape.Save this picture!© Andrew LeeOn the interior, materials are omitted to give dominance to the characteristics of the site acting as a gallery filled with the objects and memories the client surrounds themselves with.Save this picture!© Andrew Lee Living is a decision that is also defined by the choice of place. This dwelling seeks an answer through the specific means of architecture of how the qualities that make a place can be distilled into built matter in our times. The idea of contradiction, as expressed in the elementary geometry of the building, is not only a reminder of the isolation and mystery of its location but also of the rarity of being able to live amongst the drama of the ever changing atmospheric conditions in this part of the world: the reason behind a client’s decision to purchase a plot in the first place. The dwelling can only provide the frame.Save this picture!© Andrew Lee How much building is required to inhabit a place?Project gallerySee allShow less”Every Building is a Social Critique” – Polshek Describes His Oeuvre in Latest BookMiscImpressive Line-Up Scheduled for UIA’s World Congress 2014Architecture News Share Area:  115 m² Area:  115 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Cliff House / Dualchas Architects Cliff House / Dualchas ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCliff House / Dualchas Architects ArchDaily Ipm Associates “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Dualchas Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Andrew Lee+ 11 Share Environmental Consultant: Photographs:  Andrew Lee  center_img Structural Engineer: 2013 CopyHouses•Galtrigill, United Kingdom 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/504062/cliff-house-dualchas-architects Clipboard Year:  Year:  United Kingdom CopyAbout this officeDualchas ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGaltrigillHousesUnited KingdomPublished on May 09, 2014Cite: “Cliff House / Dualchas Architects” 09 May 2014. 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N.Z House No.1 / Daniel Arev Architecture

first_imgSave this picture!© Daniel Arev+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940471/nz-house-n-daniel-arev-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily Houses Architects: Daniel Arev Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940471/nz-house-n-daniel-arev-architecture Clipboard Manufacturers: CortizoArchitect In Charge:Daniel ArevConstruction Design:Iyad HerzallahCarpentry:Arkadi Baskin, Global carpentryAluminum:ElementMetal Wrok:Itay Shamban, A different angle metal shopConstruction:Sade MariGarden Design And Construction:Adi & EyalElectricians:Lev AmitCity:Ness ZionaCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniel ArevRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaA 350 sq ”m plot located on a slope overlooking a lovely scenic view, led to strategic positioning the house with a clear axis leading to the view from the entrance door, through the ground floor, to the rear glass facade. The front facade, facing the street, was kept relatively closed, mainly to keep the occupants’ privacy, but also as a means of keeping the wonderful rear view, a pleasant surprise once entering the house.Save this picture!© Daniel ArevSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Daniel ArevThe ground floor was cladded with gray colored fiber cement boards, which creates a “breathing” facade, contributing to the thermal insulation of the house by allowing an “air pocket” between the outer clad and the concrete walls, to naturally ventilate the trapped air .A 50 m ”m super insulating plaster was applied to the first floors’ facade and then a rough textured white mineral plaster was added to it, in order to keep the direct sun radiation minimal.Save this picture!© Daniel ArevThe use of these materials helped to emphasize the main design theme of clear separation of the ground and the- “white box” first floor above it. All windows of the house are made out of an advanced, double glazed and double faced, highly insulating aluminum system, which allows the outside views to be enjoyed while keeping out the heat and cold.Save this picture!© Daniel ArevSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Daniel ArevExternal electrical Venetian blinds were installed to give extra protection to the windows, providing versatile control over the direct sun rays penetrating the house during the daytime. Although the site is relatively compact, the layout of the floors creates a cozy family home with room for all of the clients’ demands.Save this picture!© Daniel Arev      Project gallerySee allShow lessAB House / bwaSelected ProjectsBass Residence / [STRANG]Selected Projects Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Ness Ziona, Israel Israel Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”center_img 2018 Year:  N.Z House No.1 / Daniel Arev Architecture Photographs N.Z House No.1 / Daniel Arev ArchitectureSave this projectSaveN.Z House No.1 / Daniel Arev Architecture Photographs:  Daniel Arev Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDaniel Arev ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookNess ZionaIsraelPublished on May 28, 2020Cite: “N.Z House No.1 / Daniel Arev Architecture” 28 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projectslast_img read more

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Firefighters save woman’s life in Limerick river rescue

first_imgNewsBreaking newsFirefighters save woman’s life in Limerick river rescueBy Staff Reporter – October 10, 2015 656 Linkedin Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boatAndrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A YOUNG woman who fell into the water at a quayside in Limerick has been rescued after an emergency response was enacted this Saturday night.Shortly after 8:30pm the alarm was raised when the young woman, understood to be in her early 20s, got into difficulty in the water. It is not known yet how she came to be in the river.However, three units of Limerick City Fire and Rescue were deployed to Steamboat Quay, but it is believed that the woman may have been taken from the water by a passerby, but she was not responsive upon their arrival.Unconscious and not breathing, the young female was resuscitated by firefighters in attendance and emergency paramedics took over her medical assessment and treatment before she was taken to University Hospital Limerick for further treatment.Gardai from Henry Street, as well as members of the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue were also in attendance.The condition of the young woman is said to be serious but stable at present. Facebook Previous articleSoccer – Limerick Junior Soccer UpdateNext articleTheatrical Carnival of the Animals Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter TAGSfeatured Email Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLcenter_img Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

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College professor arrested for attacking coworker with fire poker: Police

first_imgMount Holyoke College (BOSTON) — A Massachusetts college professor was arrested and charged for allegedly attacking a coworker with a fire poker, leaving her with severe injuries. Rie Hachiyanagi, an art professor at Mount Holyoke College in southern Massachusetts, was arraigned over the weekend on several charges, including armed assault to murder a person over 60, for allegedly attacking a colleague at her home over the winter break, prosecutors said. Hachiyanagi, 48, is accused of assaulting the woman with a fire poker, a rock and garden shears, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. The attack took place on Dec. 23 or 24 at the victim’s home in Leverett, located about 40 miles north of Springfield, the office said.The victim’s identity has not been released, but the district attorney’s office said she sustained “severe injuries.” The woman is expected to survive.The victim told police that Hachiyanagi showed up at her home uninvited and revealed that she had romantic feelings for her, according to a police report obtained by Boston ABC affiliate WCVB-TV. Hachiyanagi allegedly said “she loved her for many years and she should have known” before attacking the woman, WCVB said, citing the report. Hachiyanagi told police she didn’t remember anything after 6 p.m. that day and she has a medical condition that includes multiple concussions that affect her memory, according to WCVB. Officials at Mount Holyoke College, where Hachiyanagi serves as a professor and art studio chair, confirmed that two faculty members had been involved in a “serious incident” that “resulted in the hospitalization of one faculty member who is receiving care.”Hachiyanagi has been placed on administrative leave and is barred from campus pending a review, school officials said. “We will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies in support of their ongoing investigations,” the school said in a statement. “We take very seriously the safety and well-being of every member of our community, and the College is providing support to impacted parties as appropriate.”In addition to armed assault to murder, Hachiyanagi has been charged with three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, one count of mayhem and one count of armed assault in a dwelling, according to the district attorney’s office. She is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 4. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: Dr. Fauci forced to ramp up personal security due to threats

first_imgjarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) —  A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected nearly a million people across the globe.The new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19, has rapidly spread to 180 countries and regions since it was initially detected in China back in December. It’s the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus, a large family of viruses that can cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals.Worldwide, more than 951,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Over 195,000 of them have recovered from the disease while more than 48,000 have died, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.With more than 216,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the United States has by far the highest national tally in the world. At least 5,137 people have died from the disease in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University’s count. Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:7:53 a.m.: New England Patriots plane carrying N95 masks from China to arrive in BostonA private jet owned by the New England Patriots professional football team carrying much-needed medical supplies from China will land in Boston on Thursday, according to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Patriots CEO Robert Kraft coordinated with officials to send the National Football League team’s plane to pick up personal protective equipment that Massachusetts had bought from China. The U.S. state has purchased over a million N95 masks, and the ones arriving Thursday at Boston’s Logan International Airport represent a partial shipment, according to the governor.“As I said before, ordering vital equipment like this is only one part of the challenge and I am incredibly grateful that the Krafts worked this issue relentlessly alongside our Command Center staff to get these critical supplies to Massachusetts,” Baker said in a statement Thursday. “The Krafts, our partners Ambassador Huang Ping, Dr. Jason Li, Gene Hartigan and our COVID-19 Command Center personnel teamed up to get this job done and we eagerly await the plane landing at Logan Airport soon. Our administration will keep pursuing the PPE necessary to support our brave front-line workers who are working tirelessly to save lives during this pandemic.”7:25 a.m.: FEMA cargo plane with medical supplies from China lands in OhioA planeload of medical supplies from China has landed in the United States.The cargo plane touched down early Thursday at Rickenbacker International Airport near Columbus, Ohio.“The shipment includes supplies from Shanghai, connecting the global market with local medical distributors,” airport officials told ABC News.The relief shipment, coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, contains masks, gowns, ventilators and other supplies, all of which will go to medical distributors “in areas of greatest need,” officials said.6:46 a.m.: Over 95% of those who died in Europe were over 60, WHO saysThe head of the World Health Organization’s regional office in Europe said Thursday data shows that more than 95% of people who have died from the novel coronavirus on the continent were over the age of 60.More than half of them were older than 80, Dr. Hans Kluge said.Still, he warned that age is not the only risk factor. About 10% to 15% of people under 50 who are diagnosed with COVID-19 have moderate or severe symptoms, according to the WHO, the global health arm of the United Nations.“The very notion that COVID-19 only affects older people is factually wrong,” Kluge said during an online press conference Thursday in Copenhagen. “Young people are not invincible.”More than four in five of those who have died in Europe had at least one other chronic underlying conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or hypertension.“On a positive note,” Kluge added, “there are reports of people over the age of 100 who were admitted to hospital for COVID-19 and have now since made a complete recovery.”5:39 a.m. Cruise ships with sick passengers to arrive off Florida coastA pair of cruise ships carrying dozens of people with flu-like symptoms, including at least nine who have tested positive for COVID-19, were expected to arrive off the coast of Florida early Thursday.It’s still unclear whether passengers will be allowed to disembark.The illnesses began aboard the MS Zaandam, which set out from Buenos Aires for a South America cruise on March 7, with 1,243 guests and 586 crew on board. The voyage was supposed to end in San Antonio, Chile, on March 21 but the vessel has remained at sea since the Chilean government refused it permission to dock and disembark. At least four people on board the ship have died and several have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Holland America Line, which operates the cruise.Last week, the cruise line announced plans to move “healthy” people from the MS Zaandam to another one of its ships, the MS Rotterdam. Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford said in a video message that he wanted to dispel the myth of a healthy ship versus a sick one, explaining that the intention is for the two cruises to work in tandem so that they can reduce the workload on each vessel, “create maximum flexibility” and move passengers that have been stuck self-isolating in inside cabins for a week to cabins that have access to light and fresh air.There are now 442 guests and 603 crew aboard the MS Zaandam, and 808 guests and 583 crew on the MS Rotterdam, including a total of 311 U.S. citizens. Since March 22, at least 97 guests — 83 on Zaandam and 14 on Rotterdam — and 136 crew — all on Zaandam — have presented with influenza-like symptoms, according to Holland America Line.“We have seen a significant decline in the presentation of new cases on Zaandam, with only one new case reporting in the past 24 hours,” the cruise line said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.Both ships are heading to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after passing through the Panama Canal. The government of Panama also denied approval to disembark guests.Holland America Line said it hopes to disembark the nearly 1,200 guests on the two ships who are “well” and fit to travel per guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guests fit for travel will be transferred straight from the vessels to flights for onward travel home, the majority on charter flights.“Out of an abundance of caution, these guests will be transported in coaches that will be sanitized, with limited person-to-person contact and while wearing masks,” the cruise line said in its statement Wednesday. “These provisions well exceed what the CDC have advised is necessary for their travel. Guests have not left the ship since March 14 and have self-isolated in their staterooms since March 22.”The approximately 45 guests who still have “mild illness” and are unfit to travel at this time will continue to isolate on board until recovered, according to Holland America Line. For the estimated less than 10 people who need immediate critical care shoreside, the cruise line has secured approval from a local health hospital in Florida’s Broward County that has agreed to accept the patients for treatment.“This small number is the only group that will require any support from medical resources in Broward County,” the cruise line said, “and is necessary to prevent further harm to their health.”Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said it would be a mistake to bring the passengers ashore because the state’s hospitals need to be saved for residents and not “foreign nationals.”As of Wednesday afternoon, Holland America Line was still awaiting confirmation from Florida authorities to disembark the guests in Fort Lauderdale. Both ships will remain outside U.S. waters while awaiting clearance to enter.“Holland America Line calls for compassion and reason in the review and approval of our disembarkation plan by Florida officials,” the cruise line said, “and we are grateful for those that have supported our efforts.”4:11 a.m.: Dr. Fauci forced to ramp up personal security due to threatsThe U.S. government has ramped up security for Dr. Anthony Fauci, as the nation’s top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic faces threats to his personal safety.Upon recommendation of the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Department of Justice in recent days approved a special deputization request from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for more than half a dozen special agents to provide protective services to Fauci, a Justice Department official told ABC News.Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is a member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force and has become the face of the nation’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.The Washington Post first reported the threats to Fauci and the increased security.When asked during Wednesday’s White House press briefing whether he or the task force coordinator had received any threats or if they had been given a security detail, Fauci said he was not able to answer and referred the reporter’s question to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Trump quickly chimed in, saying, “He doesn’t need security, everybody loves him.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island

first_imgJorge Villalba/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Kīlauea, an active shield volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, has erupted.The Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park confirmed the news on Twitter, as did the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.In a statement Sunday night, the HVO/USGS said that shortly after 9:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, “the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) detected glow within Halemaʻumaʻu crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. An eruption has commenced within Kīlauea’s summit caldera.”They said the situation is “rapidly evolving” and they will provide more information about the eruption when they have it.“Accordingly, HVO has elevated Kīlauea’s volcano alert level to WARNING and its aviation color code to RED,” they said.Ash caused by the eruption will likely fall in the communities of Pahala, Wood Valley, Naalehu and Ocean View, NOAA’s National Weather Service announced. They also warned residents to avoid excessive exposure to ash, which is an eye and respiratory irritant.“Those with respiratory sensitivities should take extra precaution to minimize exposure,” they said.Kīlauea last erupted in 2018. It is the most active of Hawaii’s five volcanoes.HVO has been monitoring changes in the volcano for some time.They said that for the past several weeks, they recorded “ground deformation and earthquake rates at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and upper East Rift Zone that have exceeded background levels observed since the conclusion of the 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption and summit collapse.”Starting in March 2019, they said, uplift related to post-collapse inflation of the summit reservoir has been occurring, and since September of this year, the rates have been steadily increasing. They are currently higher than they have been since the end of the 2018 eruption.HVO said that since November, “increased earthquake rates began when seismic stations recorded an average of at least 480 shallow, small-magnitude earthquakes per week,” less than 2.5 miles beneath Kīlauea’s summit and upper East Rift Zone.On Dec. 2, GPS stations and tiltmeters recorded a ground deformation event at Kīlauea’s summit, accompanied by earthquake swarms, and on Dec. 17, seismometers detected an increase in “occurrence and duration of long-period seismic signals beneath Kīlauea’s summit, which are attributed to magmatic activity,” HVO added.Hawaii Volcano NPS has a live web cam of the volcano.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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…in brief

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefIn court over opt-out The European Commission (EC) is to take the British Government to theEuropean Court of Justice over alleged breaches of the Working Time Directive.The case comes after trade union Amicus complained to the EC, claiming the UKis letting businesses exploit an opt-out which allows staff to work over the48-hour a week maximum.  www.amicustheunion.orgTribunals on the rise A survey by manufacturing and engineering organisation EEF has shown thenumber of employment tribunal cases in the sector has increased by 50 per centsince 1998 – backing employers’ claims of a rising tide of litigation. The EEFhas warned that new dispute resolution procedures, due to be introduced inOctober, will do little to ease the problem.  www.eef.org.ukCall to abolish NI The Institute of Directors and the British Chambers of Commerce, have bothcalled for National Insurance (NI) to be amalgamated into the Pay As You Earn(PAYE) tax system. Both organisations said that NI has moved away from itsoriginal purpose as a contributory welfare fund and claim it is merely anothertax.  www.iod.comMinimum wage rise Chancellor Gordon Brown, looks set to raise the national minimum wage (NMW)in this week’s Budget. The Financial Times reports that the Low Pay Commissionhas confirmed the economy presents no bar to raising the NMW by 35p to £4.85per hour. The rise – which would come into effect in October – will amount toalmost 8 per cent, making it the second year running that Brown has raised theNMW by well above the average for UK workers.  www.lowpay.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 16 Mar 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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