BA and Unite set to resume strike talks

first_img BA and Unite set to resume strike talks British Airways and union Unite, which represents 90 per cent of the airline’s cabin crew, are likely to meet again this week in a bid to end potential strikes that would cause travel chaos.Unite general secretary Tony Woodley was forced to reassure BA staff the union is committed to ending the dispute without damaging strike action after talks broke down last week. The two sides are in a dispute over cabin crew pay and conditions, which has resulted in 22 days of strike so far this year. A key sticking point in resolving the dispute, which originally centred around cuts to pay and staffing levels, has been BA’s decision to remove travel perks from cabin crew who took part in the strikes. Monday 30 August 2010 9:23 pm whatsapp KCS-content Sharecenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Decorator is back in black

first_img Decorator is back in black More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Tags: NULL UPMARKET decorating firm Walker Greenbank’s first-half pre-tax profit has more than quadrupled, driven by the strong sales of its mid-market wallpaper and fabrics, the company said yesterday. The company declared its first interim dividend payment in 13 years, of 0.15p a share. Walker Greenbank said it was confident of delivering a strong full-year performance as it sees growth momentum continuing.Pre-tax profit for the six months to the end of July was £2.3m, compared with £600,000 a year ago. Revenue was up 16 per cent at £33.7m, with sales of the company’s mid-market brands, Sanderson and Harlequin, particularly strong.Shares were up 5.9 per cent to 40.5p on the Aim market yesterday. whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Wednesday 13 October 2010 7:54 pmlast_img read more

Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgIreland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileIreland Blyth Limited is a company based in Mauritius and operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie d’Investissement et de Développement Limitée, since its acquisition in 2016. The company has running activities in the sectors of commerce, engineering, financial services, logistics, aviation, shipping, retail, and seafood and marine where services in the distribution and marketing of products such as frozen foods, pharmaceuticals and wellness products, and medical equipment, as well as offers warehousing and logistics support services are provided. Ireland Blyth Limited also supplies industrial chemicals and equipment, as well as engages in crop protection, agriculture, and irrigation systems, the sale of construction and material handling equipment. The company also provides solutions for electrical installations, refrigeration equipment, power management systems, construction tools, abrasives, and building materials, as well as provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fit out solutions. Ireland Blyth Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Telecoms giant handed Scotland Yard phone records of News UK staff

first_img November 27, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Telecoms giant handed Scotland Yard phone records of News UK staff News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Organisation February 11, 2021 Find out more February 12, 2021 Find out more The phone operator Vodafone has handed over the mobile phone records of more than 1,700 News UK staff, including many journalists, to the Metropolitan Police, The Times newspaper reports. The news emerged as the British government announced it was preparing new counter-terrorism legislation giving the police new powers of investigation. March 23, 2021 Find out more The incident, which comes to light at a time when new counter-terrorism legislation is being prepared, illustrates the lack of control enjoyed by Scotland Yard, whose powers of interception are counterbalanced by a mere advisory body. The new legislative provisions will boost the powers of the police. Despite the concerns of privacy campaigners, the home secretary annuncing the new bill, Theresa May, said at a news conference three days ago that she regretted the majority were not in favour of strengthening the authorities’ powers to intercept communications. But she said this was only a matter of time. On a different matter, six British journalists have launched a legal action against the Metropolitan Police for recording their activities and personal information in a database maintained by the National Domestic Extremists and Disorder Intelligence Unit.It appeared that this police unit, which monitors religious and political extremists, deployed physical surveillance resources to document the movements of some journalists. Britain’s press union, the National Union of Journalists launched an appeal in October last year to journalists to request Scotland Yard under the Data Protection Action to provided them with any personal information held about them by the police. “I’ve been monitored … when I do journalism-events I‘ve been covering”, said Mark Thomas, one of the six journalists suing Scotland Yard.The United Kingdom is ranked 33rd of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders. to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on United Kingdomcenter_img RSF_en Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened News RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal United KingdomEurope – Central Asia News The worrying report, published in The Times two days ago, said Vodafone UK in March this year inadvertently sent the police details of calls made by 1,757 News UK staff members between 2005 and 2007. News UK is the parent company of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun. Vodafone blamed “human error” for the massive data transfer. In October last year, the police were investigating allegations of corrupt payments to officials made by journalists working for News International, which was later renamed News UK after the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Using the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, they asked Vodafone to provide the phone records of one journalist. Vodafone provided much more than this to the officers running the investigation, codenamed Operation Elveden. It was a serious mistake and it could have been rectified if the police had deleted the data immediately and notified the operator and the news group.However, Scotland Yard waited three months before telling Vodafone and News UK about the mistake. During that time, the data, which could have seriously compromised the confidentiality of many journalists’ sources, remained available to the police. Times journalist Sean O’Neill believes the “Metropolitan police conducted a data analysis of the material”, and returned it to Vodafone only after seven months, despite requests from the operator. For its part, the police acknowledged “the sensitivity of the excess data” and agreed to use it only for a policing purpose, where people were “already charged”. News Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearing Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Hope on the Menu

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Chef Tony Lancaster (right) with his wife, Ann.Tony Lancaster knows what it’s like to need a helping hand. It wasn’t that long ago that he had returned to Southern California to stay with family, and try to rebuild a life that he had more than once admittedly destroyed.He had once enjoyed a successful restaurant and career with his wife and family members. In fact, as he first began to detail his history to one with no inkling of his life’s tale, it just sounded like bragging.“We had a very successful life. We had the big house, and we had the vacation house, and we had the income property. We were doing really well.”That very successful career began for him long before, as a teenage dishwasher who was thrown into the kitchen one night when the cook called in sick.“I did well that night, and I liked it, and I got better and better at it, and I knew this was going to be my life at that point,” he told Pasadena Now. He began working with his sister at a restaurant she managed, and business grew. And grew.And throughout that whole growth cycle, as he acquired more and more, there was trouble brewing, and there was one constant strain.The restaurant and catering business he had grown with his sister fell on hard times because of bad management, and the whole time—through his whole restaurant career, actually—Tony Lancaster was hooked on drugs and alcohol.“I lost everything, and I was back in Southern California for once more chance.”That one more chance led to a fortuitous church meeting, and a new job working for Kilroy’s Sandwich Factory in Pasadena. But this wouldn’t be much of a tale if something else didn’t grow from that.Lancaster, who had found a new and stronger religious faith as he struggled to recover from his addictions, eventually became 50 percent owner and managing partner of the company, and had an idea to grow it into something bigger and even more important.Kilroy’s Sandwich Factory was now operating as Hope Café and Catering.As Lancaster explains it, “Hope Café is a place where the outcast, the outsourced and the overlooked could find hope, a new place where they could learn a new trade, and they could feed themselves, their families and their community.”Since changing over, the company has made a point of hiring workers in recovery, from nearby halfway homes, and from the street, to be a point of refuge “where someone can work to put their life back on track for a few weeks, a few months, maybe forever,” he said. “We love the unlovable, employ the unemployable, and do our best to deliver hope with our actions inside and outside the kitchen.”Over the last year, the company has grown 40% and has provided food for the Grammys, the Academy Awards, and the X-Games as well as Indy Car and NASCAR events. The company works directly with Door of Hope Transitional Living, Casa del Las Amigas, Walter Hoving Home, and Foothill Unity Center.In addition, Lancaster’s wife Ann, recently conceived the idea of “Change 4 Change,” a simple idea that has had a profound impact in other countries. The company keeps ten-gallon home water bottles on site and near their desks, and in the offices of clients. All their loose change goes there. The goal of the money is to build clean water wells in Zimbabwe.As Lancaster explained, “80% of all illness in Africa can be tied to unsafe water. And building a well for clean water is relatively inexpensive, compared to the good it does, and the change it brings.”In addition, the company donates $1 from every bottle of water it sells to catering clients, and that money also goes to the construction of water wells.Catering-wise, Hope Café can provide catering for small groups up to the thousands, with a menu that is as adaptable as a client’s wishes. The company also has its own baking facilities and bakes its own breads and cookies.“We do a lot of BBQ,” says Lancaster, “but we can do anything, really. Mexican, Greek, Chinese, picnic lunches, we can do it all.” The company’s specialties range from themed parties to corporate events to broker’s open houses, weddings and more.And within each sandwich, and each cookie, and each meal, is a little bit better world.Hope Café and Catering at Kilroy’s is at 2095 Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena. (626) 449.8757. www.hopecafeandcatering.com. 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John Lewis Christmas ad is here and it’s emotional

first_imgEmail TAGSChristmasJOhn LewisKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The most popular Christmas advert from John Lewis is here and Bastille are the voice this year singing a cover of REO Speedwagon’s – ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’In their first ever joint Christmas campaign, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create an advert which tells the heart-warming story of a little girl and her friendship with an excitable young dragon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Excitable Edgar’ is a two minute thirty second advert set to the iconic song ‘Can’t fight this feeling’ by REO Speedwagon and re-recorded by Dan Smith, lead singer of the band Bastille. It centres around the theme of bringing people together at Christmas time through delicious food and thoughtful gifts, which show loved ones how much you care.The story follows a little girl, Ava, who is eagerly preparing for Christmas along with her family and friends. This includes an enthusiastic dragon called Edgar who, unable to contain his excitement for the festivities, is finding it increasingly hard to control his instinct to breathe fire.Dan Smith, lead singer of alt-pop band Bastille said; “It’s so great to be asked to be part of this year’s John Lewis Christmas ad.“As a band we’ve always had a lot of fun putting a twist on classic songs, and it’s been so good to be a part of this orchestral version of an eighties classic. We’re hoping we get an Edgar for Christmas too!”, he said. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener NewsJohn Lewis Christmas ad is here and it’s emotionalBy Meghann Scully – November 14, 2019 333 Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articlePeople warned of loan scam in run-up to ChristmasNext articleRTÉ ruled out Lyric move to UL due to cost Meghann Scully Advertisement Facebook Printlast_img read more

Coalition talks resume today with housing crisis expected to be top of the agenda

first_img Previous articleDonegal fisherman calls for reduction in ‘unsustainable’ license feeNext articleGardai appeal for witnesses following fatal crash in Cliffoney admin Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Coalition talks resume today with housing crisis expected to be top of the agenda HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter By admin – March 29, 2016 Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Talks aimed at forming the next government are due to resume today, following a weekend of State events to remember the Easter Rising.It’s expected the issues of water charges and the Universal Social Charge are among the most challenging when it comes to the notion of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael teaming up to form a grand coalitionHowever Fine Gael has reportedly offered the first concrete deal to Independents and smaller parties as they try to form a minority Government which includes promises to create a new Minster for Housing, an 8-week housing action plan and suggests ways to cut down on empty homes.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says the weekend was an opportunity for politicians to hear the concerns of the public once again and this should have an impact on talks:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/pearse.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

George Floyd protest updates: Judge orders Denver Police to limit use of chemicals, projectiles

first_imgWin McNamee/Getty ImagesBY: WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis and across the United States.Second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. The three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter. All four officers have been fired.Governors in 32 states and Washington, D.C., have activated more than 32,400 members of the National Guard.10:00 a.m.: Floyd protests even more widespread than Women’s MarchFar more places have held protests already than held Women’s Marches in January 2017, according to preliminary data from The Washington Post.Women’s Marches occurred in 650 locations — and then had more participants than any other single-day demonstration in U.S. history.The Floyd protests are the broadest in U.S. history — and are spreading to white, small-town America, the data revealed.7:33 a.m.: NYPD arrests 40The NYPD arrested at least 40 people during largely peaceful protests Friday night.6:10 a.m.: Trump retweets video attacking George FloydHours after saying he hoped George Floyd was looking down “from heaven” and saying, “This is a great thing happening for our country,” in regards to May’s unemployment numbers, President Donald Trump retweeted a video that attacked Floyd’s character.The video clip was from conservative radio host Glenn Beck.“I don’t care WHAT George Floyd did. The officer should have never treated him like that and killed him! But we still must ask: Is he a HERO?” Beck tweeted.In the clip that Trump retweeted, Beck and conservative commentator Candace Owens attack Floyd’s character, bring up his alleged criminal background and question why people are using his death as a call to action for social justice.“This is a guy with a very long record and a very long criminal record,” Beck said. “He was said to be cleaning up his life by his family, I hope that was true. Is this really the guy that black America … is this the symbol of black America today?”“Yes,” Owens responds. “The fact that he has been held up as a martyr sickens me.”She said he’s a symbol “of the broken culture of black America today … George Floyd was not a good person.”4:53 a.m.: Judge orders Denver PD to limit chemical use in protestsA federal judge ruled Friday that the Denver Police Department must scale back its use of chemicals and projectiles in protests.Judge R Brooke Jackson of U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, said some actions of “what I hope and believe to be a minority of the police officers in Denver and the nation during recent days (and before) not only vis a vis persons of color but against peaceful protesters of all backgrounds have been disgusting.”Jackson ruled that tear gas and non-lethal projectiles can only be used after a supervisor at the rank of Captain or above at the scene “specifically authorizes such use of force in response to specific acts of violence or destruction of property that the command officer has personally witnessed.”The court’s ruling also said that projectiles may never be shot toward the head, pelvis or back and that they are not to be shot indiscriminately into a crowd.“Although I do not agree with those who have committed property damage during the protests, property damage is a small price to pay for constitutional rights—especially the constitutional right of the public to speak against widespread injustice,” Jackson wrote in his ruling. “If a store’s windows must be broken to prevent a protestor’s facial bones from being broken or eye being permanently damaged, that is more than a fair trade. If a building must be graffiti-ed to prevent the suppression of free speech, that is a fair trade. The threat to physical safety and free speech outweighs the threat to property.”Additionally, all officers deployed to demonstrations must have their body cameras worn at all times and must not intentionally obstruct the camera from recording.The judge’s ruling, according to ABC affiliate KMGH in Denver, came after four residents filed a lawsuit against the city of Denver, claiming police officers violated protesters’ constitutional rights. They also asked the judge to temporarily halt the use of tear gas, pepper balls, spray and other non-lethal projectiles.Denver PD said it would comply with the judge’s ruling and that most of the orders are in line with department policy already.“A federal judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) clarifying #DPD use of non-lethal dispersant devices,” the department said in a statement. “In the meantime, we will comply with the judge’s directions, many of which are already in line with our community-consulted Use of Force Policy.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: 26 states in ‘red zone,’ White House task force says

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1 million people worldwide.Over 38.3 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 7.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 216,278 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 862,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 826,000 cases and over 741,000 cases, respectively.More than 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Oct 14, 1:50 pmRussia prepares to test 2nd COVID-19 vaccine on 40,000 volunteersRussia has registered a second COVID-19 vaccine and is preparing to test it on 40,000 volunteers, according to Russian officials.The vaccine, called “EpiVakKorona,” was produced by the ‘Vector’ State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk, a top state lab that since Soviet times has also been a key biological warfare center.Unlike the first vaccine, Sputnik V, the new vaccine is not based on a modified adenovirus but instead is a “peptide” type vaccine that uses artificially synthesized fragments of the coronavirus itself to produce an immune response. It is administered in two doses, 21 days apart, according to Russian news agency TASS.Caution must be used when giving it to patients suffering from chronic kidney and liver illnesses, as well as epilepsy and heart illnesses, TASS reported.So far the vaccine has been tested on about 100 people, but it has not yet passed key clinical trials. The vaccine will now undergo, in effect, a phase 3 trial.Sputnik V could be widely distributed in Russia by late October or early November, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev announced on Monday, according to TASS.A third Russian vaccine is also on the way — produced by the M.P. Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immuno-biological Drugs, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday. A phase 3 trial for that vaccine will begin Monday.ABC News’ Patrick Reevell contributed to this report.Oct 14, 1:11 pmFunding to be withheld for New York schools in ‘red zones’New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will withhold funding from schools in “red zones” that remain open –- both public and private –- until matters are resolve to the states liking, Cuomo announced during a conference call Wednesday.Just over 1,200 people tested positive and seven people died in the state on Tuesday, Cuomo said. The test positivity rate in the “red zone” areas is 6.2%, while the statewide positivity rate excluding Red Zones is .95%.ABC News’ J. Gabriel Ware contributed to this report.Oct 14, 12:58 pmTrump seeking emergency approval for RegeneronPresident Donald Trump is working to get emergency approval for Regeneron, the antibody treatment that he himself received after contracting COVID-19.The treatment made him “feel very good very fast,” he told reporters from the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday morning.“They call it a therapeutic, but I don’t think it was therapeutic,” Trump said. “I think it was a cure. For me, it was something that was very good. Who knows, maybe it would have happened anyway, maybe I would have recovered beautifully anyway. All I know is once I had Regeneron it worked out very well.”Oct 14, 12:58 pmItaly records record one-day rise in casesItalian health authorities reported 7,332 newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, topping the March 21 record when there were 6,557 new cases reported.It should be noted that on March 21, there were only 26,336 tests done — in the last 24 hours there were 152,196 tests.There were an additional 43 deaths reported on Wednesday, bringing the nationwide total to 36,289. Some 539 patients are in intensive care, 25 more than Tuesday.ABC News’ Christine Theodorou and Phoebe Natanson.Oct 14, 12:39 pmTrump not spreading infectious virus, Fauci, NIH saysTests show that President Donald Trump is not “shedding” COVID-19 after he contracted it weeks ago, medical experts say.Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Clifford Lane, medical director of the National Institute of Health, made the conclusion after reviewing the president’s recent medical data, including a PCR test, the NIH confirmed to ABC News.The officials believe “with a high degree of confidence” that the president is “not shedding the infectious virus.”NBC, which is holding a town hall with Trump on Thursday, first reported this information in a company press release.ABC News’ Ben Gittleson and Eric Strauss contributed to this report.Oct 14, 12:39 pmUK reports nearly 20,000 new cases as new restrictions take forceThe United Kingdom registered another 19,724 positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, a rise of 2,490 from the day before.There were also 137 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, down slightly from the previous day’s tally of 143.The cumulative totals now stand at 654,644 positive cases and 57,690 fatalities with COVID-19 on the death certificate, according to the latest data from the U.K. government.Fresh local restrictions were due to be implemented across swathes of England on Wednesday under a new three-tier system of COVID-19 alert levels, which British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday.The new measures come as England saw its number of infections quadruple in the last three weeks. There are now more patients hospitalized with COVID-19 than when the country went into lockdown in late March, according to Johnson.Oct 14, 11:04 amMan suffers sudden hearing loss due to COVID-19 in 1st such case in UKA 45-year-old British man has suffered sudden complete hearing loss while being treated for COVID-19, which doctors say is the first such case in the United Kingdom.A case study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal’s BMJ Case Reports said the man, who has asthma but is otherwise “fit and well,” was hospitalized several days after developing COVID-19 symptoms. He was subsequently placed on a ventilator and transferred to the intensive care unit, where he remained intubated for 30 days.The patient received remdesivir, intravenous steroids and plasma exchange to treat his COVID-19 infection, which clinically improved. A week after being taken off the ventilator and transferring out of the ICU, the man noticed ringing in his left ear followed by sudden onset hearing loss. He had no previous history of hearing loss or ear pathology, according to the case study.Following a week of hearing loss, the patient saw an otolaryngology specialist and was treated with steroids. His hearing partially recovered after completing a seven-day course, according to the case study.The researchers — from the University College London and Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital — noted that there are only a few other reported cases of hearing loss following COVID-19 infection.“This is the first reported case of sensorineural hearing loss following COVID-19 infection in the U.K.,” the researchers wrote. “Given the widespread presence of the virus in the population and the significant morbidity of hearing loss, it is important to investigate this further.”Oct 14, 10:28 amICU admissions jump by 13.7% in ItalyThe number of patients admitted to intensive care units in Italy has jumped by 13.7% within the past 24 hours, as COVID-19 infections surge again in the country where the pandemic first took hold in Europe.Italy’s civil protection agency confirmed 5,901 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, an increase of 1,282 from the previous day. An additional 41 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered, the country’s worst single-day death toll from the disease since June 17.The cumulative totals now stand at 365,467 cases and 36,246 deaths.Italy, once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, introduced strict new nationwide measures on Tuesday after seeing a sharp uptick in cases in recent weeks.The European country had gradually loosened restrictions during the spring and summer, following a nearly three-month lockdown that helped get its COVID-19 outbreak under control.ABC News’ Phoebe Natanson contributed to this report.Oct 14, 7:59 amChinese city tests more than eight million residents amid outbreakThe eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao has tested almost all of its nine million residents for COVID-19 since launching a citywide testing campaign this week, amid the country’s first reported domestic outbreak in months.The Qingdao Municipal Health Commission said in a statement Wednesday that it had collected over 8.2 million samples for COVID-19 tests and that no new cases have been found among the results returned thus far. The entire city will be tested this week, the commission said.A total of 12 cases of COVID-19 — six with symptoms and six without — have been recorded in Qingdao, since an outbreak linked to the city’s Municipal Chest Hospital was discovered over the weekend. As of Wednesday, 532 close contacts have been investigated in the city, all of whom have been quarantined and observed and completed two rounds of testing, according to the Qingdao Municipal Health Commission.The Chinese mainland, where the coronavirus pandemic began last December, has so far reported 85,611 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,634 deaths, including 13 new cases of local transmission and 14 cases brought from outside the country, according data released Wednesday by China’s National Health Commission. The country does not count asymptomatic infections as confirmed cases.Oct 14, 6:55 amBrigham Young University-Idaho checking reports of students intentionally contracting COVID-19 to sell plasmaBrigham Young University-Idaho said it is investigating reports of students who have intentionally exposed themselves or others to COVID-19 with the hope of getting the disease and being paid for plasma that contains antibodies.The private university in Rexburg, Idaho, shared the development in a statement posted on its website Monday, saying it was “deeply troubled” by the accounts.“The university condemns this behavior and is actively seeking evidence of any such conduct among our student body,” the school said. “Students who are determined to have intentionally exposed themselves or others to the virus will be immediately suspended from the university and may be permanently dismissed.”The university warned that it may be forced to transition to a fully-remote instruction model if recent COVID-19 trends in surrounding Madison County and across Idaho continue.“The contraction and spread of COVID-19 is not a light matter. Reckless disregard for health and safety will inevitably lead to additional illness and loss of life in our community,” the school said. “We urge all members of the campus community to act respectfully and responsibly by observing all public health and university protocols and placing the well-being of others above personal benefit or convenience.”The university added that it “stands ready to help” students who are struggling with the physical, emotional and financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic.“There is never a need to resort to behavior that endangers health or safety in order to make ends meet,” the school said.At least 109 students and 22 employees at Brigham Young University-Idaho have contracted COVID-19, according to the latest data provided by the school.Oct 14, 6:08 amRussia registers another 14,231 cases in new daily recordRussia confirmed 14,231 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new record for its daily tally of infections.It’s the first time that Russia has registered over 14,000 new cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and the sixth straight day that the country has broken its record for newly confirmed cases. Russia’s previous record of 13,868 new cases was set a day earlier.An additional 239 deaths from COVID-19 were also recorded in the past day, just under the country’s record of 244 fatalities set the previous day.The cumulative totals now stand at 1,340,409 confirmed cases and 23,205 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Russia’s capital, Moscow, continues to be the epicenter of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin announced Wednesday that first to fifth-grade students will return to classrooms next week, following a two-week school break aimed at slowing the spread of the virus in the city. All other students will continue their studies remotely until the end of the month.“The measure has proven to be effective. The portion of children among the infected has decreased from 19 to 11% in recent days,” Sobyanin said in a statement posted on his official website.Oct 14, 5:27 amNew cases in US rise by double digits in week-over-week comparisonsThe number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the United States increased by double digits in week-over-week comparisons, while the number of new deaths from the disease continued to tick downward slightly, according to an internal memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that was obtained by ABC News on Tuesday night.The memo, which is circulated to the highest levels of the federal government and is used to determine daily priorities for the agencies working on COVID-19 response, said 34 U.S. states and territories are in an upward trajectory of new infections, while 10 jurisdictions are at a plateau and 12 others are in a downward trend.There were 351,270 new cases confirmed during the period of Oct. 6-Oct. 12, a 14.4% increase from the previous week. There were also 4,886 fatalities from COVID-19 recorded during the same period, a 1.5% decrease compared with the week prior. The national positivity rate for COVID-19 tests increased from 4.7% to 6.1% in week-to-week comparisons, according to the memo.Meanwhile, 22% of hospitals nationwide have more than 80% of beds full in their intensive care units. That figure was 17-18% during the summertime peak, the memo said.California’s Sonoma County saw a 129.7% relative increase in new cases of COVID-19 between Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. The county confirmed 62 cases on Oct. 7 linked to outbreaks at schools and childcare facilities, according to the memo.Kentucky reported on Oct. 7 its highest number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs since May. As of Oct. 6, the state’s seven-day average for ICU bed occupancy was 80.6%, with 43.7% of adult ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, the memo said.Montana hit a peak of 504 new COVID-19 cases confirmed on Oct. 6. Daily hospital admissions in the state have increased from 40 in mid-September to more than 60 per day, with greater than 80 on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. Montana’s seven-day hospitalization rate continues to rise from 15.7 per 100,000 population on Sept. 29 to a four-month high of 20 per 100,000 population on Oct. 6. Local officials report that hospitals are closed to or at capacity and have started redirecting patients, according to the memo.New Jersey’s seven-day COVID-19 case rate increased 20.6% to 539.5 cases per 1 million population between Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. The state has 71.7% of inpatient hospital beds occupied, with 56.4% of ICU beds full. At least 100 schools in New Jersey have teachers or students who have tested positive for COVID-19, the memo said.New York recorded on Oct. 6 its highest number of total hospitalizations since July 22. The state has 79.5% of inpatient hospital beds occupied, with 62.4% of ICU beds full.Utah reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases per day for six of the seven days last week. At the same time, week-to-week testing in the state has decreased slightly by 1.2%. Utah’s positivity rate for COVID-19 tests, however, has remained stable at 14%.Oct 14, 4:26 amUS reports more than 52,000 new casesThere were 52,406 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Tuesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally is up by nearly 11,000 from the previous day but still falls under the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.An additional 802 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Tuesday, up by more than 400 from the previous day but down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 7,858,344 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 215,910 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has started to climb again in recent weeks.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Back in black: Sanderson Young returns to form after a difficult five months

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Back in black: Sanderson Young returns to form after a difficult five months previous nextAgencies & PeopleBack in black: Sanderson Young returns to form after a difficult five monthsFollowing a financial saga that nearly saw the company bought by rivals after an HMRC winding up order, business is back to usual.Nigel Lewis22nd February 201901,635 Views Leading North East estate agency Sanderson Young has officially opened its new flagship branch and hired extra staff just five months after being put up for sale following financial difficulties over an unpaid tax bill.“The future of our Alnwick office looks particularly bright,” says the company’s founder Duncan Young.The launch event at its new Alnwick branch marks the end of a saga that started with the non-payment of a £240,000 corporation tax, VAT and National Insurance bill due to an administrative error.Sanderson Young then faced a winding up order from HMRC and was initially offered for sale. A bidding war subsequently broke out between local rivals Pattinson and Bradley Hall to buy the business, which was eventually acquired by Duncan Young’s wife.A new company, DG Young Estates, now operates the business and all 50 of its staff kept their jobs at its three branches.Smaller branchThe business has now moved to a permanent, refurbished but smaller branch in Alnwick opposite the town’s theatre.It has also struck several new homes development deals including most recently with The High Street Group and Lindisfarne Homes, and hired an extra member of staff.“We were so lucky to secure these attractive premises, downsizing our interior office space whilst keeping the most important aspect, a large window frontage, that’s so visible to the public,” says Alnwich branch manager Gillian Greaves told The Chronicle.“We are now able to provide outstanding window display space for our new homes clients as well as our private vendors selling throughout mid and north Northumberland.”Pattinson Bradley Hall Sanderson Young Duncan Young February 22, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more