first_img CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS KCS-content Wednesday 13 October 2010 7:22 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL PwCThe accountancy firm has appointed three new senior managers to its business continuity team, part of the risk assurance practice.Tom Buchanan, who previously worked at Barclays and Tesco, joins the crisis management team. James Cooke joins from Deloitte to focus on IT disaster and service recovery planning, while James Crask (pictured) will develop business continuity services aimed at the public sector, moving across from the Cabinet Office.Barclays WealthThe wealth management arm of Barclays has appointed Anne Grim as a managing director and head of global client services, a new role within the business.Grim joins from Wells Fargo Financial, where she was an executive vice president and held the role of divisional marketing, eBusiness and strategic partnership leader. She has also previously worked for American Express and Mastercard.MatrixThe financial services group has appointed Tom Plinston, Kapilan Pillai and Antoine Hnein to the equity research team within its investment banking business.Plinston will cover new energy and cleantech and joins from Collins Stewart; Pillai will cover financials and was previously at FBR Capital Markets; and Hnein moves over from Goldman Sachs to cover the leisure sector.ParagonThe buy-to-let mortgage lending specialist has hired Peter Shorthouse as director of treasury and structured finance.Shorthouse joins from UBS, where he was head of European securitisation. In his new role, he will report to Paragon’s finance director Nick Keen and will spearhead the group’s residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS) strategy.The appointment comes after Paragon last month announced its return to new lending in the buy-to-let mortgage market, with plans to arrange term funding in the MBS markets once it has aggregated a suitable loan portfolio.SWIPThe Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has hired Ian Clifton as commercial director in its fixed income team.Clifton, who will be based in London, has over 25 years of experience in the capital markets, most recently as a senior investment consultant with Mercer. He was also previously head of derivatives trading and head of FX trading in London for Nomura.RBC Capital MarketsThe investment banking firm has hired Guy Mullin-Henderson as head of business support services.He joins from NM Rothschild. Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comlast_img read more

Apopka man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

first_img From the Florida Highway PatrolAn Apopka man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Lake County that also resulted in the death of an Ocoee man.Ellis Holmes, 59 of Ocoee, and Guy Mitchell, 52 of Apopka were traveling westbound on County Road 42 in Paisley riding motorcycles yesterday around 4:20PM. As the two men entered a curve, both motorcycles went down. It remains under investigation whether or not the two motorcycles made contact with each other. Ellis then traveled off of the road and struck a pole. He died from the injuries resulting from the crash. Mitchell sustained serious injuries and was transported to Florida Hospital – Waterman in Lake County. Both men were wearing a helmet according to the FHP.The crash remains under investigation UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSFlorida Highway Patrol Previous articleLet’s stand Apopka strong against violenceNext articleSupper Club opens in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

What is flood insurance and why the system is broken: 6…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Hurricane Season 2018By Robert W. Klein, Director, Center for RMI Research, Associate Professor, Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University and first published on’s note: Homeowners generally rely on insurance provided by the federal government to cover the costs of rebuilding their lives after a flood. We asked an insurance expert to explain the government program and its challenges.1. What is flood insurance?Homeowners’ insurance does not cover damage to a home caused by flooding. A homeowner must have a separate policy to cover flood-related losses, defined as water traveling along or under the ground.Most such policies are underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program, which is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The program was established in 1968 to address the lack of availability of flood insurance in the private market and reduce demand for federal disaster assistance. It also contains provisions intended to reduce flood risk.The National Flood Insurance Program’s activities are funded largely by the premiums and fees paid by its policyholders, supplemented by a little from the federal budget to help pay for flood risk mapping. Because the program serves the public interest, some believe that more of its funding for flood risk management should be borne by taxpayers.Homeowners can purchase a federal flood policy directly from the program or through a private insurer. Separately, some private insurers sell their own flood policies on a limited basis for properties that are overcharged by the government’s program.After Tropical Storm Gordon struck Dauphin Island, Alabama, earlier this year, Mickey Kiker and his girlfriend’s grandson Cooper O’Brien walked down the flooded street. Reuters/Jonathan Bachman2. How many homeowners have flood insurance?It is difficult to determine exactly how many homeowners have flood insurance.The National Flood Insurance Program had just over 5 million policies in force as of May 31. Of these policies, approximately 69 percent were on single-family homes and 21 percent on condo units. There is no source on how many private flood policies are in force, but my sense is that it is comparatively small.In recent years, the number of such policies has been dropping across the country over concerns about the cost and an underestimation of the risks. Some of the counties hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, for example, such as Harris (which includes Houston), have experienced significant declines.A more revealing – and more difficult to ascertain – stat is the share of homeowners in a disaster area who actually have flood insurance. In Harris County, for example, experts estimate that only about 15 percent of homeowners were insured for floods – though the percentage is likely higher in areas near coastlines.Real estate data company CoreLogic estimated that approximately 75 percent of flood losses from Harvey were uninsured, a figure that rises to about 80 percent for Hurricane Irma.3. Why do people at great risk forgo insurance?A number of factors affect a homeowner’s decision to buy flood insurance – or not.People who perceive that their exposure to floods is high are more likely to buy it, all other things equal. While a mandatory purchase requirement is intended to force owners of mortgaged homes in areas at high risk of flooding to buy insurance, it’s estimated that only about half of them do.One reason might be that 43 percent of homeowners incorrectly believe that their homeowners’ insurance covers them for flood losses.Other factors also come into play, such as a lack of information, the difficulty of calculating flood risk and the expectation that the government will provide disaster assistance that will fully cover a homeowner’s uninsured flood losses – which is in fact rarely the case.4. What does flood insurance cover?With a National Flood Insurance Program policy, a homeowner can purchase coverage on a dwelling up to US$250,000 and the contents of a home up to $100,000. It does not cover costs associated with “loss of use” of a home.These limits have been in effect since 1994 and are no longer high enough to account for the increase in the replacement cost of homes and the actual cash value of their contents. As a result, some homeowners buy additional flood protection from private insurers to make up any shortfall.In preparation for Hurricane Florence, John Muchmore helped attach hurricane shutters to houses in Garden City Beach, South Carolina. Reuters/Randall Hill5. Why is the federal program underwater?The National Flood Insurance Program has faced considerable criticism over its underwriting and pricing of policies, which have resulted in a substantial debt. Essentially, its premiums are not high enough to cover how much it pays out on claims and its other costs.Part of the problem is that about 20 percent of the properties the program insures pay a subsidized rate. But many other National Flood Insurance Program policyholders are also paying premiums substantially less than what it costs to insure them because the rates do not adequately account for the catastrophic losses incurred during years when more major storms than normal strike, such as Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Sandy in 2012.To show how much single storms can cost, the National Flood Insurance Program paid out $8.7 billion to cover Harvey-related flood losses, $16.3 billion for Katrina and $8.8 billion for Sandy.These inadequate rates also exacerbate the moral hazard created by flood insurance. People are more likely to buy, build or rebuild homes in flood-prone areas and have diminished incentives to invest in flood risk mitigation, such as by elevating their home, if they can buy insurance at below-cost rates.Although Congress forgave $16 billion in debt last year, the National Flood Insurance Program still owed $20.5 billion to the U.S. Treasury as of February.Hurricane Florence and other storms that may follow will substantially increase this debt – and may require more forgiveness.6. What can be done to fix the program?Legislative efforts to reform the National Flood Insurance Program to put it on firmer fiscal footing have produced mixed results.The Biggert-Waters Act of 2012 made a number of changes to the program, such as increasing premiums, to make it “more financially stable.” While that would have gone a long way to restore its fiscal solvency, an outcry from homeowners in high-risk areas led to the 2014 Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which limited or rescinded many of the Biggert-Waters rate increases.Currently, there is a bill in Congress that would fix some but not all of the problems with the program, such as by making it easier for private companies to sell their own policies and tightening the rules for properties that suffer repetitive losses.But its prospects are dim to opposition from legislators concerned about some of its changes, particularly its rate increases and the repetitive loss provision.Fundamentally, the program millions of Americans rely on to help them rebuild their lives after a devastating flood needs to be fixed. Its dire financial straits could be resolved by either making taxpayers foot more of the bill or increasing premiums closer to full-cost rates for most homeowners, while also raising total coverage levels.At the same time, I believe the government needs to do more to convince or compel more at-risk homeowners to buy flood insurance – which would be harder to do if it were to raise rates. To me, this suggests that increasing taxpayer support for the the program will have to be part of the solution so that pricey premiums don’t become a deterrent to someone buying insurance.This is an updated version of an article originally published on Sept. 7, 2017 Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSHurricane Season Previous articleBlue Darters, Mustangs roll to their fourth victories of the seasonNext articleCan your actions as a teenager haunt your adult life? Let’s Talk about it Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Nude calendar shocks charity into rejecting donation

first_imgNude calendar shocks charity into rejecting donation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Rainbow children’s cancer appeal has turned down an estimated £4,000 donation from the sales of an opera group’s calendar because it was too rude.Nude fundraising calendars might now be a little too ubiquitous, but they haven’t lost their power to shock. The Rainbow children’s charity turned down the offer of funds raised from the Shrewsbury Operatic Society’s calendar. As with most other fundraising calendars, props and other items were strategically placed to ensure that the pictures were nothing more than saucy.Still, there were “just too many bare backsides,” and the proffered donation has been turned down. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 October 2002 | News Read “Charity cash rejected over ‘too saucy’ calendar” at  19 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Global Anesthesia Gas Blenders Industry (2020 to 2027) – Key Market Trends and Drivers…

first_img Twitter Local News Global Anesthesia Gas Blenders Industry (2020 to 2027) – Key Market Trends and Drivers – By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– The “Anesthesia Gas Blenders – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to’s offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to the 8th edition of this report. The 208-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Global Anesthesia Gas Blenders Market to Reach $594.4 Million by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Anesthesia Gas Blenders estimated at US$440.8 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$594.4 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% over the period 2020-2027. Tube Flow Meter, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 3.5% CAGR and reach US$370.2 Million by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Dual Tube Flow Meter segment is readjusted to a revised 6% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $129.7 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 4.1% CAGR The Anesthesia Gas Blenders market in the U.S. is estimated at US$129.7 Million in the year 2020. China, the world’s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$105.7 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 4.1% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 4.3% and 3.4% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.6% CAGR. Competitors identified in this market include, among others:Armstrong Medical Industries, Inc.Becton, Dickinson & CompanyDameca A/SEKU Elektronik GmbHflow-meter S. p. AHeyer Aerotech GmbHHEYER Medical AGmedin Medical Innovations GmbHSmiths Medical Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. MARKET OVERVIEWGlobal Competitor Market SharesAnesthesia Gas Blender Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE III. MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITIONTotal Companies Profiled: 31 For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/25/2021 05:35 AM/DISC: 02/25/2021 05:35 AM Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleHouston’s Wall, OKC’s Gilgeous-Alexander sidelinedNext articleBiden dogs to make appearance during Puppy Bowl Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

United Way kickoff set for Aug. 17

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Bright hosts town hall meeting in Troy U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright hosted a Town Hall meeting in Troy Thursday to a room full of his constituents. From… read more United Way kickoff set for Aug. 17 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Email the author Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Sponsored Content Skipcenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Two agencies have been added to the list supported by the Pike County United Way.“The Pioneer Museum of Alabama and OCAP play important roles in our community and are worthy additions,” Gibson said.Other agencies served by the Pike County United Way are Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Humane Society of Pike County, Sav-a-Life, American Red Cross Pike County Branch, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Colley Senior Complex, House of Ruth, Salvation Army, East Central Mental Health, 4-H Clubs of Pike County, RSVP, Troy Charity League and Easter Seals. “The Pike County United Way Kickoff is a great time of fellowship and an opportunity for the people of Pike County to learn more about the agencies that are so vital to our community and to learn more about the role the United Way plays in the operation of these agencies,” said Tonya Gibson, Pike County United Way executive director. “There are very few people in Pike County whose lives are not touched in some way by these 17 agencies.”The Pike County fundraising campaign will continue through Thanksgiving and the funds raised will support all 17 agencies.“The more money we raise, the more financial support we will be able to give to these agencies,” Gibson said. “These are difficult economic times and these agencies need the community’s support to continue to provide the much needed services.Gibson said all of the money raised by the Pike County United Way campaign stays in Pike County, with the exception of the contributions to the Boy Scouts. Those funds come back in support of the operation of Camp Alaflo, which is the local Boy Scout camp near Enterprise. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 8:49 pm Friday, August 13, 2010 By Jaine Treadwell Seventeen Pike County agencies will participate in the kickoff for the Pike County United Way campaign Tuesday, Aug. 17 at Cattleman Park.The campaign will get under way at 6 p.m. and conclude around 8 p.m. The public is invited to be a part of this “getting to know your community” event.Each of the 17 agencies supported by the Pike County United Way will have a manned information booth at the kickoff event. The Kickoff will also feature special entertainment by the Jubilee Chorus, SheBANG! and Staley Pensinger, a singer and songwriter from Blue Springs. The Pike County Cattlemen’s concession stand will be open with a variety of foods for supper and snacks.Special guests at the Pike County United Way Kickoff will be the Troy Recreation Department’s tournament baseball and softball teams. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Driver may have intentionally crashed car into Miami police substation: Cops

first_imgMiami Police Department(MIAMI) — A driver may have intentionally crashed a car into a Miami police substation Friday morning, authorities said.The driver, 36-year-old Giftson Cherenfant, is seen on surveillance video speeding and slamming into the substation’s back gate, Miami Chief Jorge Colina said.If the crash was accidental, Colina said, the car would have then stopped, but instead the car regained speed and crashed into the wall. Colina said a courageous officer used his vehicle to trap the driver’s car to keep the suspect from leaving or ramming the building again.The building was evacuated, Colina said.A rifle and safe were found in the suspect’s car, police said, adding that a motive is not clear.Charges have not been determined, police said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Fingerprint in Play-Doh leads police to suspect, Mass.) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested a suspect after he left behind at the crime scene Play-Doh that contained his fingerprints.The suspect was wanted in at least two other states and “is currently residing at the Worcester County House of Correction,” the Leicester Police Department said in a statement on Facebook.The suspect, accused of shoplifting, used the Play-Doh to thwart an anti-theft device commonly used by retail stores to safeguard electronics.The LPD has filed charges against the suspect, Dennis Jackson, 55, who is expected to be arraigned in the near future.It’s unclear whether Jackson has retained an attorney.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Johnson & Johnson pauses vaccine trial

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than one million people worldwide.Over 37.6 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 7.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 214,771 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 855,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 818,000 cases and over 736,000 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 developed on Monday. All times Eastern:Oct 12, 9:19 pmJohnson & Johnson pauses vaccine trialJohnson & Johnson announced Monday night that it is pausing its coronavirus vaccine trial after one of its study participants came down with an “unexplained illness.” It’s not clear if the patient received the vaccine itself or a placebo shot.The pharmaceutical company is currently in the Phase 3 stage of its trials, in a study the company calls ENSEMBLE.“Following our guidelines, the participant’s illness is being reviewed and evaluated by the ENSEMBLE independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) as well as our internal clinical and safety physicians,” the company said in a statement.The company added that “adverse events — illnesses, accidents, etc. — even those that are serious, are an expected part of any clinical study.”Johnson & Johnson said it is working to gather more facts about the situation before it shares more information with the public.According to the World Health Organization, there are 10 vaccines currently in late-stage Phase 3 trials.Oct 12, 8:59 pmNFL owners to tackle scheduling woesNFL owners will meet virtually Tuesday to weigh their options on how to schedule the rest of the season, as several games have been postponed due to COVID-19 positive tests.The NFL Network reported owners are mulling shuffling bye weeks and games to make the league’s standard 17-week slate work.Although owners prefer not to go to an 18-week schedule, it may be under consideration, according to reports.“In a Week 18 scenario, the league would likely only play games if they had a significant impact on the playoffs,” the NFL Network reported. “And if such a postponement scenario plays out for the same teams multiple times, there’s even a chance for a Week 19.”Oct 12, 6:49 pmThose who recover still need to take precautions, says studyThe scientific journal The Lancet published new information Monday about the Nevada man who contracted COVID-19 twice, and warned that even those who have recovered from the virus need to take precautions.The 25-year-old patient had no known immune disorders or underlying conditions when he tested positive for the virus in April and again in June, according to the study. The patient was hospitalized during his second infection with severe symptoms, including dizziness, cough, nausea, and diarrhea.He was released from the hospital and has since recovered, according to the journal.Mark Pandori of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory, the lead author of the study, said in a statement that while more research is needed, the data indicates that patients who recovered from an infection should still heed health warnings, such as avoiding crowds, wearing a mask and washing their hands.“There are still many unknowns about SARS-CoV-2 infections and the immune system’s response, but our findings signal that a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection may not necessarily protect against future infection,” he said in a statement.Experts say that people who recover from COVID-19 will likely have some form of immunity, but it’s not clear if everyone develops immunity, or how long that immunity might last.Reinfections are rare. The Nevada man is the only reported case in the U.S. so far of a patient contracting the virus twice. Four other cases of reinfection have been reported in Belgium, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Ecuador, according to the journal.“So far, we’ve only seen a handful of reinfection cases, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more, especially as many cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic,” Pandori said.Oct 12, 6:37 pmFauci calls on Trump campaign to pull ad, warns against future onesDr. Anthony Fauci again called on the Trump campaign to take down a recent political ad that used previous statements that he says were taken out of context, warning that the future use of his interviews and statements could “backfire” on the campaign.Fauci appeared on CNN Monday and reiterated to Jake Tapper that he didn’t give permission for his comments in a March Fox News interview, in which he complimented the overall efforts of federal public health officials, to be used in an ad in which it sounded like he was praising Trump personally.“It’s so clear that I’m not a political person. I have never either directly or indirectly endorsed a candidate,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Despite Fauci’s objections, Trump and the campaign officials said Sunday they would continue to run the ad.When asked how he would react if the campaign ran more ads featuring his statements, Fauci said it would be “terrible” and “outrageous.”“That might actually come back to backfire on them; I hope they don’t do that because that’s, that would be kind of playing a game that we don’t want to play,” he said. “So I hope they reconsider that, if in fact they are indeed considering doing that.”Later Monday evening, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden tweeted a tongue-in-cheek video that cut together clips of Trump’s speeches and interviews to make it look like Trump apologized to Fauci.“Donald Trump is running TV ads taking Dr. Fauci out of context and without his permission. So, here’s a message from the President in his own words,” Biden tweeted.Biden later slammed Trump for going against Fauci’s wishes during a campaign stop in Cincinnati, Ohio, saying, “Look, they use the ad knowing it’s a lie. Can you remember any other major mainstream presidential candidate ever doing something like these things?”Oct 12, 4:23 pmKentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who is in quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure, said he’s doing well during a Monday news conference. “I feel great. My family feels great. We’re trying to be really positive about this situation,” he said.The governor reminded the public to adhere to fundamental public health measures like mask wearing and social distancing. “Folks, wear it,” he said of face coverings. “It’s a requirement in Kentucky. The more you wear them, the less the virus will spread.”Beshear and his family are in quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19, which the governor’s office announced Sunday. A member of Beshear’s security detail had tested positive on Saturday, according to the governor’s office.Oct 12, 2:31 pmUp to half of COVID-19 deaths in the United States could have been prevented, according to a research letter published in JAMA Monday.The research relies on modeling, meaning it is an estimation by scientists that’s subject to change as we discover more about the virus and not an official count of preventable deaths.The researchers sited weak public health infrastructure and the United States’ “decentralized, inconsistent” response to the pandemic as key factors driving preventable deaths and noted that the U.S. population is on the younger side but includes a disproportionate number of citizens with comorbidities.Oct 12, 1:42 pmWorld Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that achieving herd immunity is not a viable strategy for stemming the spread of coronavirus.Less than 10% of the world’s population has been infected with the virus, according to WHO, meaning that most individuals are still susceptible to the disease. Among those who have been exposed, there are many unknowns, including how high the immune response is after infection, how long it protects, and what the long-term impacts of infection are.Worldwide COVID-19 cases continue to increase, with the highest rise occurring in the last four days, according to WHO. As of Monday, there had been 37.6 million infections worldwide according to Johns Hopkins University.Oct 12, 1:14 pmWhistleblower Rick Bright, the federal vaccine expert who was ousted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after he lodged a complaint against the Trump Administration earlier this year, said that the public should not trust the White House when it comes to information about the coronavirus, during an interview with ABC’s The View on Monday.“We need to hear directly from the scientists at the CDC, at the FDA and at the NIH,” Bright said. “Public health guidelines have been disparaged and ignored,” he added, referring to the White House.“This is why we have 215,000 dead Americans today. This is why we have up to 50,000 new infections today. This is why we’re going to have terrible winter if we don’t do something now to turn around the rhetoric, tell people the truth.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Lords opt to investigate UK working time opt-out

first_img Previous Article Next Article AHouse of Lords sub-committee has launched an inquiry into the UK’s ‘opt-out’from the EU Working Time Directive, which gives staff the right to choose towork longer than 48 hours.Thechairman of the committee, Lord Williamson of Horton, said he recognised thatemployers need flexibility to meet global business challenges, but alsoappreciated that workers need protection from exploitation and the right tochoose long hours.”Manypeople also want a better work-life balance,” he said. “We need tore-examine the UK’s opt-out from all these angles.”Onaverage, UK workers spend more time at work than those in other EU membersstates. Why is that, and who benefits?” he asked.Williamsonsaid the committee wants to investigate the implications of two European Courtof Justice judgments which ruled that the time hospital doctors spent asleepwhile on-call could be counted as working time.Thegroup is asking for interested parties to send in written evidence by 23February.Thegroup’s findings will feed directly into the first phase of the EuropeanCommission’s review of the aims to answer the following questions:–How is the UK’s opt-out working? –How important is it to the UK’s economy? –What about other factors?–What are the consequences of the ECJ rulings about doctor’s on-call? Comments are closed. Lords opt to investigate UK working time opt-outOn 10 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more