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Next sees snow knock £22m off Xmas sales

first_img Next sees snow knock £22m off Xmas sales Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share Wednesday 5 January 2011 8:17 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp NEXT posted a slightly-worse-than-expected fall in underlying store sales at Christmas, blaming the hit to trade from snow in December.It said that even though it lost an estimated £22m of sales because of the snow it was still in line to hit forecasts.The group, which runs over 500 stores in Britain and Ireland, said yesterday that sales at shops open at least a year fell 6.1 per cent in the period from 1 August to 24 December – the bulk of its second half.However, sales at Next’s Directory home shopping business climbed 8.7 per cent. Next guided that full-year pre-tax profit will be in the range of £540m-£555m, in line with current market expectations. The retailer repeated an earlier warning that its prices were likely to rise by about eight per cent this year, due to the VAT rise and higher cotton costs. Next said: “We estimate that we lost £22m of full price sales as a result of the snow – representing 2.2 per cent of the season’s total sales.”•Also, Games Workshop, which make the Warhammer models series, issued a profit warning yesterday.In the half year to the end of November, sales were down four per cent, with the company unlikely to hit City forecasts. But the company said margins and costs are “under control”. The stock closed down 14 per cent at 366p. whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Hurdle for Barclays’ hotel bid

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Hurdle for Barclays’ hotel bid whatsapp Share Tags: NULLcenter_img Attempts by the Barclay brothers to take control of the Maybourne Hotel Group have hit a snag, after a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund bought up debts linked to the firm. 1Malaysia Development Fund is thought to have paid £50m for debts held by the Irish government against shares owned by one of Maybourne’s biggest investors, Derek Quinlan. The Barclay brothers, who already own The Ritz, first made advances towards the owner of Claridge’s, the Berkeley and the Connaught hotels in January. whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes Sunday 10 April 2011 10:33 pmlast_img read more

All-in Diversity Project signs Betsson as founding member

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 7th May 2020 | By contenteditor People All-in Diversity Project signs Betsson as founding member Betsson Group has become the latest operator to sign up as a founding member of the All-in Diversity Project, a gambling industry-backed initiative committed to driving greater diversity, equality and inclusivity in the sector. The gambling operator will work with the organisation and its other members to promote equality across the industry. Betsson joins the likes of Caesars Entertainment, Scientific Games, International Game Technology, Paddy Power Betfair, Kindred Group and Gaming Innovation Group as founding members of the initiative. “At Betsson we cherish the fact that every individual is unique; focus on diversity allows us to recognise those individual traits, whilst inclusion is all about embracing the differences between us,” Betsson’s chief HR officer Lena Nordin said. “We practice inclusion by ensuring that everyone feels welcomed and respected and this creates a sense of belonging to the Betsson family. “Partnerships with like-minded partners, such as the All-In Diversity Project, allows us to achieve greater diversity and inclusion not only within our company, but also within the wider industry.” Betsson runs a number of its own diversity and inclusion initiatives, including internal project Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB), which launched this year. In February, Betsson also established the Women in Betsson (WiBE) network, with the aim of creating a platform to promote equality and the empowerment of women in the industry, and where women at Betsson can network and inspire each other. All-In Diversity Project co-founder Kelly Kehn added: “Betsson is the kind of company who leads by example and we are pleased to welcome them as founding members. They are leaders in so many areas and their approach to diversity and inclusion is no different. “Industry collaboration and support is so important when working towards change and this been point is made especially significant during Covid-19. We are happy to be partnered with and supported by Betsson.” Betsson Group has become the latest operator to sign up as a founding member of the All-in Diversity Project, a gambling industry-backed initiative committed to driving greater diversity, equality and inclusivity in the sector.center_img Tags: Online Gambling Topics: People Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

African Alliance Insurance Company Plc ( Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about African Alliance Insurance Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Alliance Insurance Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc is a life insurance company in Nigeria offering a combination of protection (term assurance and group life), savings and investment products. The company is regarded as one of the most experienced and strongest Specialist Life Assurance Offices in Nigeria with some 60 years’ experience in the insurance sector. The company also offers annuity and group life products as well as savings schemes and investment products. African Alliance Insurance operates a network of 18 branch offices. African Alliance Insurance Company has additional business interests which includes developing and managing properties in Nigeria, owning and managing an airline, operating a restaurant and providing catering services. The company has a 100% stake in Axiom Air Plc, a cargo airline company, Frenchies Foods (Nigeria) Plc and a restaurant and catering services company. It has a 96% stake in Ghana Life Insurance Company Plc. African Alliance Insurance Plc is a subsidiary of Conau Plc and has the backing of world-class reinsurers, Munich Reinsurance Company. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. African Alliance Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Universal Insurance Company Plc ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgUniversal Insurance Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Universal Insurance Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Insurance Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Insurance Company Plc (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUniversal Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of non-life insurance for the individual, commercial and institutional sectors. The company also offers banking products and services as well as risk management services. General insurance products cover motor, property, marine, accidents, engineering and contractors, bond, HCPI, oil and gas, guarantees and indemnities and occupier’s liability insurance. Commercial and institutional products cover all risks associated with the hospitality, construction, logistics, capital markets and real estate sectors as well as financial coverage for accidents, theft, vandalism and motor vehicle collisions. Universal Insurance Company Plc receives reinsurance support from Swiss Reinsurance Company of Zurich. Established in 1961 and formerly known as the Universal Insurance Company Limited (UNISURE), the company changed its name to Universal Insurance Company following its amalgamation with United Trust Assurance Company Limited, Oriental Insurance Company Limited and African Safety Insurance Company Limited. Universal Insurance Plc has operations across the country in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Universal Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Travel Insurance. Who needs it?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleMiguel Angel Honorato, Sr. : February 10, 1986 – June 12, 2016Next articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here by Lee BoughanYou’ve spent months planning the perfect family vacation before the school season starts. You tell yourself- “We’re going no matter what!” That “what” suddenly becomes little Johnny running a high fever of 105 and with just days before your departure, you also get sick.Sound familiar? It’s funny because I am guilty of just that type of mentality- the days of “oh nothing’s going to happen before we go” are totally over.Enter, reality.People get sick. Yes, even me. I even got sick while on vacation and needed medical care!Hurricanes hit. Flooding occurs. Resorts get damaged.Your lovely boss needs you to stay to help with a company merger. Or worse, you get terminated.The story heard from a couple I met on a cruise was when his wife had an aneurysm, they had to helicopter her off the ship, imagine what that cost! And then she spent 3 weeks in the hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, not only was the hospitalization covered, but the insurance company paid all of his hotel costs to stay with her in Ft. Lauderdale until her could go home. You just never know.All these and more are reasons to buy Travel Insurance. Gone are those days of the negative thoughts about travel insurance. For the small cost of my trip investment, the three main reasons why I buy are: peace of mind, protection against the unexpected and concern over losing my financial investment in a trip. I’m telling you for fractions of what you invest in a trip from planning to actual cost, just having peace of mind is all I need.Check out some of the things that travel insurance will cover:Your baggage is lost or damaged.You’re involved in an accident and adequate medical treatment is not available. You need medical evacuation.You need to cancel your trip due to illness.Your cruise line, airline or tour operator goes bankrupt. You need your non-refundable expenses covered and to get to your destination.You have a medical emergency in a foreign country.A terrorist incident occurs in the city where you’re planning to visit and you want to cancel your trip.A hurricane forces you to evacuate your resort, hotel or cruise.You are called for jury duty.As a seller of travel in Florida, I have to offer everyone travel insurance.  But it’s up to the traveler. I think travelers should have it. Too many bad things happen to good people at the worst-possible time.Lee Boughan is with Cruise Planners of Apopka.last_img read more

Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Erick Saillet+ 15 Share Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre MinassianSave this projectSaveChipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian Projects “COPY” Houses 2017 Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian Architects: AUM Pierre Minassian Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img France Photographs:  Erick Saillet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Bisazza, Boffi, Catellani & Smith, Glas Trösch, Modular Lighting Instruments, Arthur BonnetArchitect In Charge:Pierre MinassianCity:LyonCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Erick SailletRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The Chipster Blister House is born from the collaboration between a couple with 3 children and Pierre Minassian and his team of architects. The project is located on a sloping site in a small town in the Lyon region. The building is entirely constructed of white concrete and is partially embedded in the ground. On the ground floor are the living room, the kitchen, the laundry room and the playroom. Upstairs are the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Erick SailletThe house has at its ends two exceptional cantilevers. The monolithic lines of this resolutely contemporary volume are meant to stretch to the extreme affirming the duality between mass and void, glazed surfaces and concrete sails. The south façade is composed of an assemblage of elliptical shape of Corian® matt black resin suspended in front of the rooms and made by IMAGE. Not unlike the little Chipsters, whose form is burnt in the collective unconscious, or the African totem jewelry, these forms bring a particular vibration to the almost ghostly perception of the volumes inscribed between projected shadows and surfaces of an emblematic downy black.Save this picture!© Erick SailletThis contemporary mashrabiya allows the inside of the house to profit from a maximum visual frame while reducing the penetration of excessive solar light. An intermediate space between the glazing and the suspended curtain appears to the occupants of the premises and a sensation of extra volume is instantly felt. Viewed from the outside, the facade is uniformed, and in the undulating reflections of the hulls we perceive all the tones of a sky framed between vegetal and mineral.Save this picture!© Erick SailletThis house is extremely efficient from an energetic point of view and meets the BBC label. Thus a multitude of technical solutions have been developed to conserve the raw concrete apparent on the outside and the inside. In order to retain a maximum of the raw concrete structure apparent, the roof is insulated from the outside with a system of extremely efficient thin insulating panels. The reinforced concrete walls are divided with thermal breakers and thermal insulation. The imposing veil of the living room in double height has also been left in exposed concrete, which makes it possible to detach visually the structure of the chimney in raw steel. The bridge that plays the link between the library space suspended above the kitchen and the bedrooms is actually a beam of the structure of the house. It puts the space in tension.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!1st Floor Plan This house, whose envelope is largely glazed is a low consumption building. It is heated with a geothermal heat pump and has a dual-flow ventilation. The main façade to the south is largely glazed and has latticework made of resin shapes that reduce solar contributions.The high concrete slab comes largely in front of the facade and thus limits the solar penetrants in summer.Save this picture!© Erick SailletProject gallerySee allShow lessSocial Agenda vs Social Media: Reviewing the 2017 Chicago Architecture BiennialArticlesMeet the Mobile Dwelling Space Named B.O.B.Misc Share CopyHouses•Lyon, France Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAUM Pierre MinassianOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLyonFrancePublished on September 24, 2017Cite: “Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian” 24 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?帆片泡泡住宅 Chipster Blister House / AUM architecture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 streamlast_img read more

Finding Corporate Resources: Maximizing School/Business Partnerships

first_imgFinding Corporate Resources: Maximizing School/Business Partnerships Tagged with: corporate 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 5 July 2008 | News  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US reports nearly 2,000 new deaths

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.Over 52.1 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 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. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.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 nation, with more than 10.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 241,800 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Nov 12, 7:39 amFauci tells Americans to ‘hang in there,’ ‘help is really on the way’As COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations soar to record rates across the United States, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases is urging Americans to double down on fundamental public health measures and “hang in there” until a vaccine becomes widely available.“Help is really on the way,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC News’ Robin Roberts in an interview Thursday on Good Morning America.“The cavalry is coming here. Vaccines are going to have a major positive impact,” he added. “They’re going to start being implemented and deployed in December. And as we start getting into the early part of the year — it’s going to be January, February, March — more and more and more people are going to be able to be vaccinated. So if we could just hang in there, do the public health measures that we’re talking about, we’re going to get this under control — I promise you.”Those measures include wearing face masks, maintaining physical distances, avoiding crowds and washing hands as often as possible.“They sound very simple and, given the really very difficult challenge we’re facing, one might think that that doesn’t make any difference. It really does,” Fauci said.Fauci, a key member of the current White House coronavirus task force, said health care providers and those who are deemed most at-risk will have priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine, but that “ordinary” citizens should be able to get it in the second quarter of next year.With November on pace to be America’s worst month yet fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci admitted he didn’t know whether the nation was headed for a lockdown but said “we would like to stay away from that.”“Hopefully we won’t have to do that,” he added. “The best opposite strategy to locking down is to intensify the public health measures short of locking down. So if you could do that well, you don’t have to take that step that people are trying to avoid, which has so many implications both psychologically and economically. We’d like not to do that.”When asked about the political limbo in the wake of the presidential election, Fauci said, “Certainly it’s having no impact negatively on our ability as well as our activity in developing vaccines and developing counter measures.”“It is still a major challenge,” he added. “We’re in a difficult situation and we just got to keep pushing.”Nov 12, 6:55 amBiden coronavirus advisor says US lockdown could control pandemicDr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, said a nationwide lockdown could help bring the pandemic under control in the United States and even revive the economy.Osterholm floated the idea during an on-camera interview with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday, saying COVID-19 could be managed until a vaccine becomes available by shutting down businesses for four to six weeks and paying people for lost wages.“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” Osterholm said. “If we did that, then we could lock down for four to six weeks.”He said such a scenario could drive down infections and hospitalizations, “like they did in New Zealand and Australia.”“Then we could really watch ourselves cruising into the vaccine availability in the first and second quarter of next year while bringing back the economy long before that,” he added.Osterholm, director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, was named a member of Biden’s transition COVID-19 advisory board on Monday. He previously served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the U.S. Department of State from June 2018 to May 2019.During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ David Muir earlier this year, then-Democratic presidential nominee Biden said he “would listen to the scientists” if a nationwide lockdown was recommended.“I will be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus,” Biden said.Nov 12, 5:52 amRussia sees record high deaths for second straight dayRussia registered 439 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new single-day record for the second straight day.An additional 21,608 new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed nationwide over the past day. Russia’s cumulative total now stands at 1,858,568 cases with 32,032 deaths, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. Nearly 28% of the newly confirmed cases — 5,997 — and over 16% of the new deaths — 71 — were reported in the capital, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Despite the growing number of infections and deaths, Russian authorities have repeatedly said they have no plans to impose another nationwide lockdown.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 12, 5:01 amSeven dead, 140 others sick in outbreak at Illinois veterans homeA COVID-19 outbreak at a veterans home in Illinois has left seven people dead and more than 140 others infected, according to a report by Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.Currently, there are 72 residents and 72 employees battling the virus at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, some 100 miles southwest of Chicago. Four people died this week alone, WLS reported.The facility has been conducting health screenings of staff and residents, maintaining social distancing practices, wearing face coverings as well as intensifying cleaning and disinfecting protocols, according to WLS.“How did this happen so quickly if these protocols are in place?” state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, a veteran herself who chairs the Veterans Affairs Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives, told WLS. “We need to take care of our veterans. They served us and we need to to serve them and make sure they are safe and they are in safe environment.”Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said it’s challenging to stop the virus from getting into veterans homes and other care facilities.“Our veterans homes really have done an outstanding job of keep our veterans safe,” Pritzker said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a long-delayed state veterans home in Chicago on Wednesday morning. “But you can’t 100% keep everybody safe in this environment, especially when our communities, our mayors, our city councils, our county chairs aren’t living up to the mitigations, are not enforcing the mitigations in many parts of the state.”“No matter what we do, there is a level of risk,” he added, “and it is especially risky, frankly, for those who are seniors, people who are over 60. As the age goes up, so does the risk.”Nov 12, 4:22 amUS reports nearly 2,000 new deathsThere were 1,984 fatalities from COVID-19 registered in the United States on Wednesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily death toll is the highest figure since early May but still under the country’s peak of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.An additional 144,133 cases of COVID-19 were also identified nationwide on Wednesday, marking a new single-day record.It’s the eighth day in a row that the country has reported over 100,000 new infections. Wednesday’s tally tops the nation’s previous all-time high of 136,325 new cases recorded a day earlier.A total of 10,257,825 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 239,683 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Readers call for a stop to time-wasters

first_imgReaders call for a stop to time-wastersOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article It is high time financial penalties were increased to stop time-wasters taking cases to employment tribunals, according to Personnel Today readers.Gill Cassidy from Curtina said, “It is about time some measures were put in place to benefit the employer as well as the employee. The tribunal panel’s reluctance to fine employees who bring cases that cannot be won is grossly unfair when they are so willing to award damages in the other direction.” Other letters sent to the magazine this week support the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s call to DTI Secretary Stephen Byers to ask him to increase the £500 limit on fines for bringing hopeless cases to tribunal to £5,000. The issue was first highlighted by Personnel Today (16 May). HR manager for Ideal Hardware Susan Noone said, “Even where an employee has been fairly dismissed they can still waste the employer’s time and resources by attempting to take them to tribunal with little comeback on the individual… HR professionals need to spend more time and energy being proactive and less on fighting profitless battles.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more