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Lithuania unveils strict new KYC rules

first_img5th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Regulation Lithuanian gambling revenue in the first half of 2020 fell by 15.9% to €43.8m (£4.0m/$5.2m) as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to online revenue overtaking that of the land-based sector. The Gambling Supervision Service, which works under Lithuania’s Ministry of Finance, said the guidelines outline which factors should be taken into account by gambling and lottery companies when assessing business relationships, monetary transactions and transactions related to the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing. Lithuania’s authorities have published a series of strict new know-your-customer guidelines for gaming operators following accusations that the sector is an easy target for money laundering activities. The guidelines were published to make the gambling sector compliant with the country’s Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Last year a National Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment accused the Gambling Supervisory Authority of being ill-equipped to deal with the threat of money laundering in casinos, and identified the remote gambling sector as a high risk of such practices. The guidelines also state that all customers must be divided into risk groups (categories) according to various criteria, such as the size, nature, extent of the monetary transactions performed, the services purchased, past suspicious transactions, attempts to present a non-identity document, and actions to avoid registration or identification of monetary transactions. With anyone deemed to require enhanced customer identification, it is now mandatory that operators verify the source of assets and funds on the basis of reliable independent data, documents or information, such as public data registers. Regions: Europe Baltics Lithuania The new guidelines put particular emphasis on the steps that operators must take if their client is considered a politically vulnerable person or a high-risk person resident in a third country. Enhanced customer identification is required for any such person, and the operator must check all registrations to confirm whether a client fits into that category. “The company should try to get as much information as possible from the client. However, such information should be collected prudently and efforts should be made to verify the information provided by the client,” according to the guidelines. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Earlier this year, leading government bodies in Lithuania signed a new cooperation agreement to help fight match-fixing and move towards ratification of the Macolin Convention. “All information provided by the client must be confidential and carefully protected in accordance with the law and the company’s procedures.” Companies must apply enhanced customer identification when transactions or business relationships are carried out with natural persons residing in high-risk third countries identified by the European Commission. Regulation Email Address Lithuania unveils strict new KYC ruleslast_img read more

3 reasons why now is a great time for me to buy this FTSE 100 share

first_img Manika Premsingh | Thursday, 6th May, 2021 | More on: ^FTSE MNDI Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Last year was a great time for FTSE 100 stocks associated with online shopping. From e-marketplaces to food delivery providers, and from warehousing stocks to packagers, everyone benefited. But now that the outlook has improved and the pandemic has receded, can they retain their performance?I am looking at this question in the context of the packaging provider Mondi (LSE: MNDI). Mondi is among the biggest FTSE 100 losers today after its trading update. I can see two developments in the update that may have disappointed investors.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…Why the Mondi share price is downFirst, Mondi’s pre-tax earnings are down by 8% in the first quarter of 2021, from a year ago. The company says that this is in-line with expectations, but provides nothing else by way of explanation. Second, like DS Smith and SmurfitKappaGroup last week, it flags rising paper costs. It also talks of rising energy costs, which was to be expected going by rising crude oil prices in 2021.  But are these enough reasons for a sustained drop in the Mondi share price?#1. Positives in the updateI am not sure. Which is the first reason why I would like to buy this dip. While there is little denying that rising costs can really squeeze the margins if they get out of hand, right now we are not at that stage.Further, the company’s earnings picture is not all bad either. While its pre-tax earnings have indeed dipped from the year before, they are still up 14% sequentially. Its outlook is strong too. The company says that “We are seeing strong demand across our packaging markets, supported by the structural growth drivers of e-commerce and sustainability and are implementing price increases across all key product segments”. #2. Competitively pricedAt the same time, Mondi is not terribly overpriced like many other FTSE 100 stocks. Its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is at around 19 times. Covid hit stocks, like Lloyds Bank, on the other hand have an over 35 times ratio. It can be argued that the ratio looks higher for Lloyds because its earnings have been impacted by the pandemic and over the course of 2021 it may actually decline. But on the other hand we have the likes of the less impacted utilities, with ratios at over 40 times. What explains them?My point is, that no matter how I look at it, Mondi does look decently priced to me.  #3. Favourable structural driversAnd this is when its long-term story is intact. I think it is likely that growth will soften for online shopping driven companies in 2021, as they come out of a bumper year of 2020. But from a long-term perspective, the pivot to digital sales has happened, accelerated by the pandemic.Mondi is a big company catering to the segment, which is poised to reap rewards from this trend. The upshot for MondiSo, even though it is seeing rising costs and narrowing profits, both the outlook for the stock and its current price go in its favour. Mondi is a buy for me.  Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith and Lloyds Banking Group. 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 3 reasons why now is a great time for me to buy this FTSE 100 share See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

Diminutive Faf de Klerk is driving the monstrous Springboks pack

first_imgThe diminutive scrum-half has become a global star behind a powerful Boks pack Diminutive Faf de Klerk is driving the monstrous Springboks packWhen South Africa patiently ground down Japan in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals, television station SuperSport caught an exchange between little scrum-half Faf de Klerk and giant lock Lood de Jager.With a colossal maul driving the Brave Blossoms back almost 50m, the cameras appeared to show a tired de Jager exchanging looks with the nine, mid march. De Klerk was spotted laughing. Seconds later, the scrum-half was taking a pop off Malcolm Marx and scurrying in for a crucial try.Explaining things later, de Klerk told the channel: “I looked at Lood and I can see he’s working so hard, he’s so tired, but he kept on telling me to keep it in and I started laughing.” After the score, he punched the ball in the air, elated.This vignette perhaps encapsulates de Klerk’s World Cup. He has been lambasted in some quarters for the perceived one-dimensional style of an uber-pragmative Springboks outfit. Yet, spend any time on Reddit or social media platforms and you see they are awash with memes of the shock-haired nine. From photoshopped efforts of him playing an electric guitar to wielding a sword as He-man, he is living a double life on the internet.In the thick of it: Lood De Jager in the maul (Getty Images)Clearly South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus is pleased with the role the Sale Sharks half-back performs. The little guy may be challenged at home for persistent box-kicking and often feeding the forwards, but he is a cog in a machine that is working well in Japan so far.Asked about being a giant bossed around by such a diminutive figure, de Jager said earlier this week of de Klerk: “He directs his forwards very well. He’s decisive with what he wants to do and what he wants for his forwards. You can see how he goes again this weekend and how he directs us again.“When we get tired sometimes, he’ll come and tell us where to run and how to run. Hopefully he can come and have a good game for us this weekend.”Related: Preview for Wales v South AfricaWhen put on the spot about the volume of coverage he gets online – from criticism to meme stardom – the Sale scrum-half had a few thoughts of his own.“The players always say they try to stay away from it (coverage), and we try,” he said. “But it’s impossible not to see most of the stuff that has been put out there.“Some things are really funny, and I enjoy some of the stuff people come up with. But also, some guys get a bit personal. It’s not personally just on us or any player – people love the Springboks and are very invested in the team.Axis: Shirts for Duane Vermeulen, Faf de Klerk and Handre Pollard (Getty Images)“So, if they see something go wrong or don’t agree with it, it’s not because they are negative, but because they are very invested. We know we have great supporting people behind us. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “When we win, they will still be happy we got the job done. We know in the camp what works for us and what doesn’t. We try to listen to the coaching staff and players around us. That’s probably the main thing.“There is a nice funny picture where it says I can spin a ball and kick, so it’s a spinnekop (spider). That was pretty funny for me to see. So, there is a lot of humour in it, and if you get caught up in that stuff, you are losing focus on what you need to do.”Publicly and as a group, the Springboks have been very philosophical about criticism. On the day of their captain’s run, half-back partner Handrè Pollard talked about how well he and de Klerk had gelled, but also mentioned the criticism. It’s not far from his mind. But in the same spell, Pollard talked about why the mauling and the kicking and the pragmatism is not something to deviate from – it is what provides the space for electric wingers like Makazole Mapimpi to power through; it’s what can open up wee holes for a wee nine.De Klerk has also spoken about the impact his move to Sale had on him, describing it as a “blessing in disguise” as he worked back into the Springboks frame quicker than he thought possible. He tweaked his game there too.Working well: Steve Diamond with de Klerk (Getty Images)Certainly Steve Diamond, director of rugby at Sale, feels the nine has come on. Talking to the Telegraph earlier in the week, he mentioned that he timed some of de Klerk’s box-kicks. He was impressed to find that some of them were in the air for over four and a half seconds, meaning they were perfectly contestable.Related: Jacques Nienaber’s journey from physio to Springboks defense coachAsked where the scrum-half rates in the global pecking order, Diamond said: “As a conventional nine, Aaron Smith ticks the boxes but when you have giants of these men but he dominates most of them and he is 5ft 7in.“His personality (means) whatever Faf ends up doing after rugby, he will be really successful. He just walks into a building and illuminates the room with his personality, demeanour and knowledge of what he is doing. You don’t meet many people like Faf. He is a one-off. Gracious in defeat. Does not slap anyone. Always polite. Bans the other lad from talking Afrikaans in the changing room.“He is a great lad.”Some fans may want a more expansive style. But help South Africa into another World Cup final and de Klerk’s smiling face will be plastered all over the web.Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage.center_img Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Rock star: Faf de Klerk celebrates his try against Japan (Getty Images) last_img read more

Texas churches give Malawi Water Well funds to visiting bishop

first_img Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Texas churches give Malawi Water Well funds to visiting bishop Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, bishop of Southern Malawi, arrived in Texas on June 13 and immediately began an extensive tour of churches and ministries. As the partner diocese of the Diocese of Texas, many churches work on projects and mission trips to Southern Malawi, especially in building water wells across the country.Upon arrival, Bishop Tengatenga first stopped at St. Andrew’s, Pearland where the Rev. Jim Liberatore presented him with a check for $8,669 to be used to build a water well in Malawi. Liberatore and Bishop Tengatenga attended seminary together at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. Tengatenga and his wife, Jocelyn, lived in an apartment above Liberatore’s house. The two have remained connected over the years, and St. Andrew’s has worked on several mission projects in Southern Malawi.“Clean readily available water is critical to support community life in Malawi,” Liberatore said. The money was raised through a joint effort from St. Andrew’s and St. George’s, Texas City. St. Andrew’s also donated $2500 to form a reserve for micro-loans for women to start businesses in Malawi.St. Mary’s, Cypress, also welcomed Bishop Tengatenga on the morning of Thursday, June 14 at their vacation bible school. Every year, the children at VBS raise money to help build wells in Malawi. Last year, they raised $1900, and this year, they have already compiled more than $500 through Wednesday.“Most people just drink whatever they can drink and don’t know how to boil the water before they drink it. And that is a big, big, big problem,” Bishop Tengatenga told the children at VBS. “If the young people in Malawi drink water from puddles, their tummy complains. It’s like if you eat without washing your hands. All of those germs come in and give your tummy problems. A lot of children in Malawi are suffering from tummy-aches and other kinds of water-borne illnesses. And some of them don’t make it to the age of five. You’re help in drilling wells is helping them make it through.”St. Mary’s VBS director, Brandy Lee Marsh, described their efforts to raise money for wells as a “spiritual mission trip.”“We’ve thought about visiting Africa, but it costs several thousand dollars for each person,” she said. “Instead of spending that money on travel, we can use it to build more wells and hire people in Malawi to build them.”Marsh has spent eight years working on projects raising funds for Malawi, and cherished her moments to converse with Bishop Tengatenga. “Meeting him is like meeting Aerosmith to me,” she said. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Publicize your jobs, books, events across the Episcopal Digital Network

first_imgPublicize your jobs, books, events across the Episcopal Digital Network Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Digital Network offers three sections for advertising jobs and calls for laity and clergy, for promoting books, and for publicizing events.If you wish to reach a churchwide audience, you may promote a book, event or job in one of the network’s classified ad sections for free, or you may pay a modest fee to feature the listing on every page of the network websites (Episcopal News Service, Sermons That Work and Lesson Plans That Work) and in the associated daily and weekly newsletters.Our online audience includes 800,000 clergy and lay ministry leaders, church administrators, Episcopal thought leaders and other active and involved Christians.The forms for submissions are available at the following links.BooksAuthors and publishers are invited to share news about their religious and theological books and publications.Jobs and CallsIn addition to listing with the Episcopal Digital Network, please work with your Diocesan Transition Minister to have the extended and detailed listing posted through the Office of Transition Ministry.EventsPlease only include events that potentially appeal to a churchwide audience. No regular worship services, bake sales or potluck lunches, however spiritually nourishing they may be.Other online and newsletter advertising opportunities exist across the Episcopal Digital Network. Further information is available here.If you have any questions about these opportunities or any other advertising programs, please email Matthew Davies at [email protected] Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest THOMAS HOFER says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Comments (1) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books June 16, 2016 at 4:45 pm Here is my article GOD AND ELLEN GILCHRIST.Will send separately. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Jun 7, 2016 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

Police officers and officials to participate in forum to stregthen community

first_imgTCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Alexis Biermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-bierman/ Linkedin Dallas Police Sr. Corp. Kimberly Howard wears a cross given to her earlier in the day by a random well-wisher outside their headquarters in Dallas, Saturday, July 9, 2016. Security measures were heightened after a peaceful protest, over the recent shootings of black men by police, turned violent Thursday night when gunman Micah Johnson shot at officers, killing several and injuring others. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Christian women’s organization creates major following at TCU ReddIt printThe TCU Department of Criminal Justice wants to find a resolution to the heated tensions among police officers and the community.“Building Public Trust in A Time of Turmoil: Policing in the 21st Century“, a forum with police officers and officials, will take place on Nov. 29 as a way to inform people and start a conversation about police and the Fort Worth community.  Ronald Burns, a criminal justice professor at TCU, said the idea for the forum came about after the department joined together when tensions were high between the police and the community. Burns said the forum is an attempt to find a resolution to the issues at hand.“The faculty got together during one of our meetings during the height of all the tension, and we decided we wanted to do something,” Burns said. “What we do best is share knowledge, so we thought, ‘Let’s bring together professional people who are in the field and can share different viewpoints.’”While the AddRan College of Liberal Arts has hosted discussions in the past, this one is the first of its kind. The forum will focus on four topics: leveraging project partnerships, the challenges of building community relations and diversifying the police, officer involved shootings and deaths in police custody and police and their decision to use force. Open to all TCU faculty, staff and students, the forum has invited a panel of professionals to speak about the prominent issues that law enforcement is facing today.  Speakers include Lt. J.K. Driver, a special assignments coordinator with the Fort Worth Police Department, and Dr. Stephen Bishopp, associate director for research with the Caruth Police Institute and a sergeant from the Dallas Police Department. The panel will also consist of Sgt. Chris Gorrie, Officer Chad Scroggins, Officer Tracey Knight and Thomas Le Noir from the FWPD and chief civil rights prosecutor George Lewis. Burns said he thinks the panel is well-equipped to discuss this problem. “A lot of brilliant minds are speaking, and we hope in sharing information and putting minds together, we can contribute in our own way,” he said. The discussion will be held in the Kelly Center from 1-5 p.m.  Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Interfaith organization creating a safe space for all religions Twitter Campus Christian organization set to host the Awakening retreat TAGStext only + posts Alexis Biermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-bierman/ Alexis Biermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-bierman/ Some TCU Catholics consider election from a moral viewpoint Facebook Previous articleAlcohol violations reach all-time highNext articleMen’s basketball claims Global Sports Classic championship Alexis Bierman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexis Biermanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-bierman/ ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Alexis Bierman TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

Mayor Urges Pasadenans to Wear Masks as City Reports 13 New COVID-19 Infections

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Government Mayor Urges Pasadenans to Wear Masks as City Reports 13 New COVID-19 Infections L.A. County colleges told not to resume in-person classes this fall By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 4:45 pm Community News Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek implored residents to wear masks on Wednesday as health officials reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the city and county officials announced colleges will not be able to resume in-person classes this fall.But city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian cautioned that the case count was “almost assuredly” low due to ongoing problems with the statewide electronic lab reporting system. No new deaths were reported.State officials said the data issue has been resolved, but the process of working through the backlog is ongoing. Meanwhile, Pasadena Public Health Department officials have been working to get better data directly from health care providers, according to Derderian.The city had seen a total of 2,146 reported novel coronavirus infections and 111 fatalities as of Wednesday.Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek issued a video statement Wednesday urging Pasadenans to make use of the only weapons we have against COVID-19.While restrictions on businesses and other activities have changed over time during the pandemic, “one thing has been pretty consistent,” Tornek said. “We know that until we have drugs that work, all we really have to fight the spread of the infections are social distancing, cloth face coverings, and good sanitation.”“The fact that wearing a cloth face covering has become controversial is really quite astonishing. I know a lot of people don’t like them, but the rules are simple and clear: You must wear them to slow the spread of the disease.”Officials have previously said the city was hoping to not have to issue citations to bring about compliance, but the possibility remains on the table.“We don’t want to fine people or occupy our police officers’ time with an enforcement burden, but you must really wear your face covering whenever you go out,” the mayor said. “Remember, we’re all in this together, and this is a simple and tangible way that each of us can do our part.”Huntington Hospital was treating 33 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday. Twenty-eight tests were pending.Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that schools and universities in the campus will not be able to resume in-person classes in the fall semester.“Colleges and universities in Los Angeles County may continue their essential operations, but most academic instruction must continue to be done via distance-learning,” county health officials said in a written statement.“Institutions may continue to offer in-person training and instruction only for students who are or will become part of the essential workforce and only for required activities that cannot be accomplished through virtual learning. All other academic instruction must continue to be done via distance-learning,” according to the statement. “Faculty and other staff may come to campus for the purpose of providing distance learning, and other activities related to the purposes above, as well as maintaining minimum basic operations.”Institutions were urged to “limit their on-campus student residency to only providing housing for students who have no alternative housing options,” the statement said. “Collegiate sports may only proceed in compliance with all the California Department of Public Health Specific Interim Guidance for Collegiate Athletics.”County health officials announced 2,428 new infections and 58 new deaths.“The number of new cases reported today includes about 700 backlog cases from the state,” county health officials said in a written statement. “We anticipate receiving additional backlog cases later this week.” Death and hospitalization rates were not affected by the problem, officials said.Seventy-one percent of Wednesday’s new cases involved people under 50 years old, health officials said.The county has reported a total of 214,197 novel coronavirus infections and 5,109 deaths since the onset of the pandemic in March.Officials reported 1,538 L.A. County residents were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 32 percent of them being treated in intensive care units.“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have suffered the loss of someone they love to COVID-19. As the number of deaths continue to rise, we join with others across the county to offer our heartfelt condolences,” said L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer.“I know that our decision to delay fully reopening colleges and universities is disheartening news for our students who were looking forward to life on campus. But this postponement means that we will continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 and get to the point where we can return to campus when rates of community transmission are lower,” Ferrer said.“Colleges and universities are an important driver of innovation, cultural vibrancy, and economic activity in the county,” she said.” At the same time, the very nature of the way that colleges and universities operate creates a significant risk of outbreaks of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff. And these risks extend beyond campus into the broader community. That is why we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to limit the reopening of these important institutions.”California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced 11,645 new infections and 180 additional deaths in the state. But he added that 5,433 of the cases were newly detected, while the other 6, 212 were the result of the state catching up on its recent data backlog.In all, California had seen 586,056 cases of COVID-19 and 10,648 deaths, according to the California Department of Public Health.Officials said 5,442 patients were hospitalized with the virus statewide, with 1,699 of them — or 31 percent — in intensive care units.As of Wednesday, L.A. County accounted for 37 percent of California’s COVID-19 infections and 48 percent of the state’s fatalities. 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Protect your heart with a quick scanORMC, MCH offer heart health checkups

first_img Previous articleFormer heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dies at 67Next articleAP PHOTOS: Sistine Chapel key-keeper opens up after lockdown Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 February is National Heart Month and to help get people’s attention about the risks of heart disease, both Odessa Regional Medical Center and the Medical Center Hospital are encouraging people to get a heart view scan. ORMC will be offering a heart view scan for a flat rate of $75 throughout this month while Medical Center Hospital usually offers the same rate year-round. A heart view scan is a non-invasive way to detect health problems before symptoms occur. The scan usually takes about 10 minutes and is performed on a 64-slice CT scanner. “Usually each year, this is easier for us to put this at the top of minds for people since it is National Heart Month,” Madison Tate, ORMC director of marketing and community relations, said. “People can get a quick look at their heart and make sure that everything is working well and find out if there’s any need for a follow up.” The tests do not require a physician’s order and no insurance will be filed. “The February promotion allows us to give people who don’t have insurance or typically not have this covered, a flat rate of $75. It’s not very common that you can get a flat rate for any kind of medical service so this is something that we like to push to encourage people and to take advantage of it.” Tate says ORMC usually holds this promotion each year and is hopeful that more people can become aware of it and take advantage of it. “Because it’s a little more cost effective, we’re hoping more people will jump on that and do something that they may not have done throughout the year,” Tate said. According to ORMC Chief Medical Officer Rohith Saravanan, the most important thing is to help people realize how important heart health is. “One of the things we try to help people recognize is the importance of taking care of their heart and give them a little encouragement to take care of their heart,” Saravanan said. “Nothing special about February other than the fact we can use it to bring heart to the top of minds so people can think about checking on their heart.” Saravanan said the process is basically a quick CT-scan. “We have a scanner that means it takes multiple slices through the tissue and help you see it really well. We put them through a cat scan of their heart and it takes 10 minutes to do.” This specific test looks for calcium deposits within the walls of the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle. “And when you see the calcium deposits, you’re talking about a hardened plaque,” Saravanan said. “A hardened plaque is one that can crack and that’s what usually causes an acute heart attack, one that requires immediate attention or otherwise it can cause severe damage to the heart or even death.” With the help of the multi-slice technology, Saravanan says they can get a pretty clear image of the beating heart and reconstruct it with a three-dimensional picture and look at all the other blood vessels that supply the heart and see which part has a high calcium score. “If you have a high calcium score, you have to follow it up with another appointment,” Saravanan said. “There are more tests that would come but the early detection can prevent you from getting worse and finding out you have a heart disease when you have a heart attack. That’s the worse time to find out. To prevent that is why we do these heart view scans.” Dr. Fernando Boccalandro of MCH also talked about the importance of getting a heart scan done as soon as possible. “As you know, heart disease still affects everyone and is the first cause of death in the U.S. and around the world,” Boccalandro said. “A heart scan can allow to detect a coronary disease early and classify a patient as a high-risk or a low-risk and we can estimate what measures we need to take to prevent or mitigate this problem if you have it.” One of the ways people can also do to keep their hearts healthy is by obtaining a healthy diet and exercising. “Heart health is in our hands,” Boccalandro said. “We can significantly modify the risks over time if we lead a heart-healthy diet. If we exercise and keep our weight under control then it can significantly decrease your risk over time. a lot of things that people need to remember is that they have the health in their hands. If they do the right measures, the risk is low.” For more information or to schedule an appointment at ORMC, call 432-582-8500. To book an appointment at MCH, call 432-640-2255. WhatsApp TAGS  PeopleHealthLocal News Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Protect your heart with a quick scanORMC, MCH offer heart health checkups Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Mac Lochlainn rejects UUP A5 scepticism

first_imgNewsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter By News Highland – August 26, 2010 Mac Lochlainn rejects UUP A5 scepticism Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Previous articleFG wants Donegal County Council to supply IDA with marketting materialNext articleMan due in court in Strabane News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Donegal’s Deputy Mayor has described suggestions that the planneds A5 upgrade should not go ahead as “ridiculous and mind boggling”.Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA Tom Elliot, a member of the Ulster Unionist Party yesterday questioned whether traffic levels justified a dual carriageway, and also expressed doubts that the Irish government can meet its commitments to provide over 500 million euro for the route.However, Cllr Padraig Mac Lochlainn says Donegal, Tyone and Fermanagh are without a rail service, and it is unthinkable that the North West would also be denied improved road infrastructure.He says he has no doubt that the Irish government will meet its co-funding responsibilities……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/pmacl830.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Former US President Bill Clinton in Derry today

first_img WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News Google+ Pinterest Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook By News Highland – March 5, 2014 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Twitter Google+ Facebook Former US President Bill Clinton in Derry today Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleYoung Donegal girl awarded €1.45m in damages in first of its kind caseNext article50-year-old man dies in Sligo car crash News Highland Former US President Bill Clinton is in Derry today where he will pay tribute to John Hume.Mr Clinton will honour the former SDLP leader’s contribution to peace in Northern Ireland in a speech at the city’s Guildhall Square.During his visit to the city, Mr Clinton will also visit the University of Ulster’s Magee campus.Derry’s Mayor Martin Reilly is encouraging the public out to welcome Mr Clinton to the City, he says its another good news story for Derry:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/reilly.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more