China warns EU it will not back down

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap China warns EU it will not back down Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img 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 The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farminvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.com CHINESE premier Wen Jiabao told the European Union (EU) yesterday to stop piling pressure on Beijing to revalue its currency, saying a rapid shift could unleash disastrous social turmoil.Wen told an EU-China business forum in Brussels that China would implement a reform of its currency regime announced in June, making the exchange rate more flexible, but rebuffed calls from EU leaders for a rapid and substantial appreciation.“Do not work to pressurise us on the renminbi rate,” the Premier said, departing from a prepared speech to a business forum on the sidelines of a summit with EU leaders. Wen said EU leaders should turn to the US dollar for an explanation of the fluctuations in the exchange rate of the euro. He said China’s trade surplus against the United States was due to the specific structures of the two economies, not the yuan exchange rate.He noted that a US congressman had predicted social unrest in China if there was a rapid rise in the currency, known as the renminbi or yuan.“Many of our exporting companies would have to close down, migrant workers would have to return to their villages. “If China saw social and economic turbulence, then it would be a disaster for the world,” Wen said.The US and the EU accuse China of keeping its currency artificially weak to promote exports, undermining jobs and economic growth in the West. The monetary standoff came amid growing signs of a “currency war” in which major industrial nations such as Japan and the United States are seeking to weaken their exchange rates while emerging economies such as Brazil and South Korea are taking or threatening measures to curb capital inflows. The EU also pressed Beijing to amend its trade practices to put an end to technology theft, counterfeiting and export controls. Wednesday 6 October 2010 7:30 pm whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

Read More

Crown Paints Kenya (BERG.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgCrown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCrown Paints (Kenya) Limited manufactures and sells a range of paints and adhesives for the home decor, construction and industrial sectors. The company supplies markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somali, South Sudan and the DRC. Its retail paint range includes emulsion water-based paints, roof paint, wood finishes, textured finishes and special effects, floor paints and gloss/oil-based paints. Its construction and industrial division range includes Polyfilla, primers, undercoats, fillers and skimming products as well as an automotive range which includes metallic paint and 2K acrylic systems and nitro cellulose systems. Other products produced by Crown Pains Kenya include paint for road markings, and applications for tiles, leather, wood, fabricators and paper. Service operations include computerized tinting machines capable of dispensing a range of over 6 000 shades in a few minutes. Formerly known as Crown Berger Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Crown Paints Kenya Limited in 2012. The company has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Crown Berger (Kenya) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Read More

Anglicans in Japan to host international anti-nuclear forum

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Advocacy Peace & Justice, Anglican Communion This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Submit a Press Release 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 Washington, DC 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion in Japan is to host an International Forum for a Nuclear-Free World in Sendai, with field-work in Fukushima – scene of the March 2011 disaster in which a massive earthquake and tsunami caused a number of explosions in the town’s coastal nuclear power station, leading to widespread radioactive contamination with serious health and environmental effects.Every diocese in Japan is participating in the conference in May, and representatives from Anglican Communion provinces with strong ties to Japan are also sending representatives.Read the full article here. Posted Dec 3, 2018 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglicans in Japan to host international anti-nuclear forum Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

Read More

Mustangs face another heavyweight on its path to a state championship

first_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 11-2 Dr. Phillips travels to Wekiva for a final four matchupThe classic example of a “Cinderella Story” or a “Fairytale Season” typically involves a team of lesser talent winning games against stronger teams by last-second heroics and come-from-behind miracle stories. Certainly, the Wekiva Mustangs have been described in this manner, but does the glass slipper really fit?The Mustangs used a strangling defense and a second-half scoring spree to overwhelm the #1 seeded Winter Park Wildcats 33-6 to win the 8-A Region 1 final and advance to the state semifinals for the first time in the school’s history. The win gave the Mustangs a 12-1 record and evened the score with Winter Park, who earlier in the season beat them 10-6.But here’s the thing… the Wildcats came into the game undefeated, ranked first in the region, and had an air of inevitably after a come-from-behind 34-27 win against Apopka the week before.Photo from AGO Action Photos.That inevitable air shifted, however, when Wekiva rolled them up on their home field.The Mustangs simply looked bigger, stronger, and faster – particularly on defense where they overwhelmed the Wildcats, who never came close to sustaining a drive, and only scored on a breakaway 65-yard-touchdown in the third quarter.The victory put to rest a winning streak Winter Park held over Wekiva that both knocked them out of the playoffs in 2016, and was their only loss this year.Now Wekiva heads home where another heavyweight awaits them in the state semifinals – the Dr. Phillips Panthers. Wekiva beat the Panthers 14-0 in October, which was its first victory over them in the school’s history. Dr. Phillips leads the overall series 4-1.The Panthers are 11-2 on the season, but after successive losses to Wekiva, and Apopka in the span of four days, have run-off seven straight victories, won their district, and made it to the state semifinals for the second straight season.Terrence Moore catches a 65-yard touchdown as the Wekiva Mustangs defeated the Winter Park Wildcats 33-6. Photo from AGO Action Photos.The Mustangs are on a 10-game winning streak, also won their district, and are in the state’s 8A final four for the very first time.The winner of this game will play either Miami High (11-1) or Delray Beach Atlantic (11-1) in 8A state final at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium next week. TAGSWekiva Mustangs Previous articleAn update on the Mount Plymouth interchange and the Wekiva Parkway ProjectNext articleVote for Mayor and Seat #1 in The Apopka Voice online election poll Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Kickoff for tonight’s game is scheduled for 7:30 at the Baptiste Orthodontics Stadium on the campus of Wekiva High School. Admission is $9. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Read More

Normal House / T O B Architect

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Normal House / T O B ArchitectSave this projectSaveNormal House / T O B ArchitectSave this picture!Courtesy of T O B Architect+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses 2018 Ireland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918986/normal-house-t-o-b-architect Clipboard CopyHouses, Extension•Cabra, Irelandcenter_img Architects: T O B Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of T O B ArchitectRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. Normal House is straightforward. It extends to the side and rear of the house to provide a utility area, wc, and new kitchen. On the first floor the extension crosses the back wall of the existing house to create two bay window study areas to the tiny existing bedrooms. The internal ground floor walls are removed and replaced with two large sliding partitions. The project began around the same time as a trip to London to visit the social housing of Neave Brown, and that inspiring trip greatly influenced the materials and layout of the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of T O B ArchitectSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Courtesy of T O B ArchitectThe extension is built in block and wrapped in external insulation. The use of external insulation allows some playfulness on the rear elevation where the layered depth of insulation is cut into to form recesses and the oblique angle on the rear facade.  A high level roof light is shared between the utility and the kitchen at connecting  corner.Save this picture!Courtesy of T O B ArchitectSave this picture!Courtesy of T O B ArchitectNormal House was only made possible by an exceptional builder with a  small team of highly skilled people who were capable of everything from the ground works to the tiling. Most importantly the Builder loved building;  their hand is very much evident in the fine detailing of the project throughout. The project was a rare enough thing in that it ran smoothly, came in on budget and made everyone happy.Save this picture!Courtesy of T O B ArchitectProject gallerySee allShow lessMoeda House / Mutabile ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsKaggeboda House / AndrénFogelströmSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918986/normal-house-t-o-b-architect Clipboard Year:  Normal House / T O B Architect CopyAbout this officeT O B ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionCabraIrelandPublished on June 17, 2019Cite: “Normal House / T O B Architect” 17 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projectslast_img read more

Read More

Alexander Hoare wins City Philanthropy 2017 Beacon Award

first_imgAlexander Hoare wins City Philanthropy 2017 Beacon Award The work of London philanthropist Alexander Hoare has been recognised with a prestigious City philanthropy award. The private banker has been announced as the winner of the City Philanthropy 2017 Beacon Award, an award that celebrates change-making philanthropy.He was nominated for the award alongside City philanthropists Michael Sherwood and Prem Goyal.The City Philanthropy award category is sponsored by the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust. It celebrates the work of a philanthropist based in the City of London, Mayfair, or Canary Wharf, whose work “will inspire the next generation of City philanthropists”.Hoare is a Partner & Director at C. Hoare & Co., the oldest privately owned bank in the UK. The family bank has a long tradition of philanthropy over its nearly 350-year history.The Golden Bottle TrustLast year the bank donated more than £1 million to The Golden Bottle Trust, which donates to arts, education, and health organisations. The Golden Bottle Trust has given more than £16m to charity since its launch in 1985. Read about the first Beacon Awards in 2007. The Beacon AwardsThe Beacon Awards, which are managed by UK Community Foundations, celebrate philanthropy and those that give their time, expertise and financial resources to benefit society. They are designed to encourage new ways of funding to meet need and inspire others to give by sharing examples of exceptional philanthropy.  296 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 WATCH: The Beacon Awards ceremony 2015[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUAwV0AQXRA[/youtube]  295 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img New vehicles for philanthropyAlexander Hoare is both a philanthropist and social investor, with a keen interest in microfinance, social investment, social enterprise and venture philanthropy.He is setting up a new social investment institution that will open up the market to individual investors as well as institutions, who are keen to commit part of their capital to social good both to achieve positive impact and because it makes sound financial sense to do so.Hoare said: “I am honoured by this award, and welcome the opportunity to share our philanthropic tradition – which goes back far and wide in our family.”Alison Gowman, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust committee, congratulated Hoare on his award and for “leading the way in taking social investment mainstream”.She added: “The City is known as a global financial hub but the Beacon Awards highlight it as a philanthropic hotspot and it is important this work is recognised.”Other Beacon Award winnersBeacon Awards were also presented this year to MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis OBE, double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes DBE and fashion icon Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE for her partnership with Cool Earth. Howard Lake | 9 May 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: Awards London philanthropy 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Read More

Dixon reflects on miracle buzzer beater against Texas in 1986

first_imgFacebook ReddIt ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Previous articleWhat we’re reading: British COVID-19 variant is most common in U.S., Biden moves up vaccine timelineNext articleTCU News Now 4/7/2021 Jack Wallace 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East TAGS1986BasketballBig 12historyjack wallaceJamie DixonretrospectiveSouthwest Conferencesport newssportsTCUTCU BasketballTCU News NowTexasthrowback Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallace SportsMen’s basketballDixon reflects on miracle buzzer beater against Texas in 1986By Jack Wallace – April 7, 2021 1996 printOn February 22, 1986, Jamie Dixon carved his name into TCU lore with one of the most legendary shots in Horned Frog history. Boasting a 16-5 record, TCU was riding a seven-game winning streak heading into a collision with the Texas Longhorns. Earlier that season, Texas bested TCU in a 56-54 battle down in Austin.“We were kind of a surprise that year,” Dixon said. “No one had picked us to be at the top of the league. Really, we went into the game with the belief we were going to win the game.”The fight between the Horned Frogs and Longhorns was critical, as it would decide the champion of the Southwest Conference. The Longhorns were defending champs, while TCU had not won a title in nine years.After a scrappy game from start to finish, TCU head coach Jim Killingsworth called a timeout and drew up the play for Dixon with the Frogs down 54-53 and just 5.5 seconds remaining.“The play was set up to get the ball in,” Dixon said. “We cut off the big guys.”With three defenders swarming him, Dixon only had a fraction of a second to get a shot up and off.The time was just enough.Dixon’s shot flew, and the packed Daniel-Meyer Coliseum erupted as the ball rolled in, sealing the Frogs’ revenge, victory and conference title over Texas.Jamie Dixon argues a call made against him during the 1987 season. (TCU Archives) “It was gathering the ball and just trying to get the ball up,” Dixon said. “I don’t know if I knew then the significance of beating Texas. That was surprising; the atmosphere, the crowd, it all came together.”TCU would go on to win the conference title the next season as well and advance to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time since 1971.Dixon returned to the Frogs 29 years later in 2016 as the second head coach in TCU’s Big 12 era. “I don’t know as much about the moment, but the growth and the challenge and the determination to do what hasn’t been done in a long time, and just getting people to believe,” Dixon said. “What we’re trying to do is do it on a consistent basis.”Dixon has coached multiple NBA players like Desmond Bane and Kenrich Williams throughout his time at the helm of the men’s basketball program and hopes to bring more stability to the program going forward. “We’re such a unique program,” Dixon said. “We’ve been through such an odyssey over the years, trying to bring stability and consistency to the program is what we’re looking for.” Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Linkedin Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebooklast_img read more

Read More

Access to South Asia Tribune website blocked

first_img News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders protested today at the Pakistan government’s blocking of access to the South Asia Tribune, a US-based investigative news website that campaigns for independent journalism in Asia. Editors of the site, which appears to have been blocked because of its criticism of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, have posted a new address to get round the ban. The censorship move was a serious violation of press freedom and of the right of Pakistanis to diverse information and news, said the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, noting that it had come after more than a year of harassment of the site’s founder and editor, exiled Pakistani journalist Shaheen Sehbai. It was blocked by the Pakistani Telecommunications Company (PTCL) on 30 May, after which it could not be accessed from most places in the country. On 3 June, the editors replaced the old address (www.satribune.com) with a new one (anonymizer.com), using a proxy server. Sehbai noted that the Washington-based site had recently carried articles criticising Musharraf, especially for his military backing for US forces. It has long attacked his government for human rights violations and has exposed corruption among the country’s leaders. Sebhai, former editor of the Pakistani daily The News, resigned on 1 March 2002 at the insistence of the government, and went into exile in the United States, where he continued working as a journalist. His family, who remain in Pakistan, have been constantly harassed by the authorities. Last November, the government put an ad in the mainly country’s newspapers asking people not to look at the South Asia Tribune website and advising the media not to stop reproducing news that it carried. The site, launched in July 2002, had more than 11 million visitors in its first 10 months and made a big impression on the Asian media scene. News Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News June 4, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Access to South Asia Tribune website blocked PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific January 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfirelast_img read more

Read More

Man gets life for teen’s murder

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMan gets life for teen’s murderBy admin – July 16, 2010 464 Print Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Emailcenter_img A 21-year-old man has been jailed for life for the murder of a Ukrainian teenager in Limerick two years ago. John O’Loughlin, of Cecil Street, had denied murdering 16-year-old Roman Vysochan at the Carraig Midhe estate in Corbally on May 10, 2008.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The victim had being stabbed in the chest and died later from his injuries.At the Central Criminal Court sitting in Limerick, the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict and O’Loughlin was given the mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Paul Carney. Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleKenny’s comedy takes more ‘believable’ pathNext article56% drop in Shannon aircraft traffic in June adminlast_img read more

Read More

Vaccinating Florida’s seniors at Miami’s largest hospital

first_imgLocal NewsUS News Facebook Vaccinating Florida’s seniors at Miami’s largest hospital WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 MIAMI (AP) — The tiny glass vaccine vials are delivered to Miami’s largest hospital and immediately whisked to a secret location, where they are placed inside a padlocked freezer with a digital thermometer that reads minus 76 degrees Celsius (minus 105 F). An armed guard watches outside the door. The pharmacy staff at Jackson Health System often gets short notice on how many doses are coming — sometimes as little as 24 hours. As soon as the doses arrive, the pressure builds to administer them quickly, but the timing is complicated. The staff can thaw out only as much COVID-19 vaccine as the hospital can administer that same day. The Associated Press was given exclusive access to a recent day of vaccinations at the system’s main hospital, offering a glance inside the hour-to-hour efforts that fuel the largest inoculation campaign in U.S. history. It is an anxious undertaking for both vaccine providers and Americans seeking the shots, and everyone has to watch the clock. Appointments must be handled carefully — without overbooking but also with confidence that those who are booked will show up — to ensure that the fewest possible doses go to waste. Once mixed, the vaccine is good for only six hours. “We don’t book any appointments until we know we’ve got the supply,” said David Zambrana, vice president of hospital operations. “We’re constantly checking the supply. You can feel the anxiety these folks have. We’ve heard people say, ‘You’ve saved my life’. They are coming with so much hope.” Alette Simmons-Jimenez is part of a WhatsApp text group with about 60 women who keep a hawkish watch as appointment slots open in Miami-Dade, where Jackson Memorial Hospital is helping in the effort to vaccinate 465,000 of the county’s most vulnerable seniors who are 65 and older — from shuts-ins to snowbirds. Someone alerted her on a recent evening that Jackson Memorial would offer an “extremely limited” number of slots starting at 8 a.m. the next day. Typically, 1,500 slots fill up in 15 minutes. Simmons-Jimenez, 68, was on her computer by 7:30 a.m., frequently refreshing her browser. She eventually snagged an appointment for herself and her husband for 12:30 p.m. “I think I’m the only one in my group that got an appointment,” she said. The Jackson system has distributed over 105,000 doses so far. It’s a massive lift, requiring roughly 275 staff at three locations, including parking attendants and security guards to guide patients in and out; medical and nursing students and firefighters and paramedics to give injections; and nurses to monitor patients after they receive the shots. The sites run seven days a week. The site at Jackson Memorial vaccinates about 60 people an hour. The hospital’s tech team created an app for appointments, but they are keenly aware that seniors are not always tech savvy. The hospital reached out to 55 churches, temples and mosques in the area trying to contact seniors in underserved communities and will soon partner with local homeless organizations. As demand for the vaccines outpaces supply, nearby hospitals are canceling appointments. Earlier this month, Baptist Health sent out a tweet canceling all appointments for Jan 20 and later and announcing that new appointments could not be booked. Both Simmons-Jimenez and her husband’s appointments had been canceled by another hospital, which told her the appointments would be rescheduled, but that was quickly rescinded. She told friends it seemed unlikely they would get vaccinated before summer. “I said, ‘So now we’re just left out in the dark,’” she said. “I was frustrated.” At Jackson Memorial, people start lining up outside the hospital by 7 am, 6 feet apart, most wearing double masks in an orderly, fast-moving line. Inside, workers hold laminated cards — green to signal an open seat and red to wait. The process moves quickly — most are vaccinated within 30 minutes. In a tiny, nondescript room off to the side, three pharmacy technicians sit at a long white table, sticking syringes into the vials and laying them on trays that are delivered to vaccination tables. A small refrigerator stands in the corner to hold defrosted vials. Each vial holds enough for five doses, sometimes six. The pharmacy techs mix vaccine based on the number of appointments to ensure nothing is wasted. As the end of the day nears, they mix fewer batches. “They are literally mixing right on the spot. In the last hour, between 4 and 5 p.m., we slow down. They’ll only bring out one tray of drawn syringes for the exact number of people in the room,” Zambrana said. The hospital is now required to report how much vaccine is discarded and so far, none has gone to waste, he said. Simmons-Jimenez and her husband sit down with a two-person team — someone to check them in and someone who administers the shot, typically a paramedic. After a quick prick, patients are given the coveted vaccination card. Within the week, they will get a text or email with the date for their second shot. When they stand up, someone immediately disinfects the seat and touch-screen pad with bleach wipes. Simmons-Jimenez marvels at the process. “It’s very well organized,” she said. “I was prepared to arrive today and for them to tell us to go away.” Patients must stay 10 to 30 minutes for observation, depending on underlying health issues. The key to avoiding mass cancellations is not opening slots too far in advance, and instead only opening up appointments 24 to 48 hours ahead of time — when the hospital is certain of the supply. Only 10 percent are no-shows. The hospital guarantees everyone who has been given a first shot will get the second booster shot — something that hospitals in other states have struggled with because of supply shortages. Irma Mesa, a 74-year-old grandmother, was shocked when she logged onto the website and got an appointment. “The first time,” squealed Mesa, who received her second dose. Mesa, who hasn’t seen her children or grandchildren since January 2020, even got a second appointment for her 80-year-old husband, Angel. Now the couple will consider whether they can safely see their grandkids. “I feel good, happy,” said Mesa, beaming and echoing the sentiments of many exiting the hospital corridors with fresh Band-Aids on their arms, proudly carrying new vaccination cards. “I’m relieved.” Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Previous articleSchakel, San Diego State roll past San Jose State 85-54Next articleChengdu During Spring Festival, a Beautiful City Full of Illuminations and Flowers Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Read More