I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares in an ISA today ahead of a FTSE 100 stock market recovery

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The prospects of a FTSE 100 stock market recovery may seem distant after the recent market crash. However, the index’s track record suggests that such an outcome is likely, with it having recovered from each one of its previous downturns.As such, now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of stocks while they trade on low valuations.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With that in mind, here are two large-cap shares that could deliver successful turnarounds. They could be worth buying in an ISA today while they appear to offer wide margins of safety.Taylor WimpeyFTSE 100 housebuilder Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) has experienced a challenging period over recent months, with coronavirus causing its construction sites and sales offices to close. This has contributed to a fall in its share price of 27% since the start of the year.However, a difficult period for the economy could present an opportunity for the business. It recently raised over £500m to fund land purchases. This could prove to be a sound strategy, with the prospect of lower land prices having the potential to catalyse its profitability as the property industry moves through the cycle into a recovery phase.With low interest rates and continued government support for the sector, Taylor Wimpey seems to be in a strong position to post improving financial performance over the long run. Certainly, its profitability is likely to be disappointing in the short run, but its recent share price fall may include an expectation of that event among investors.Therefore, with the stock significantly underperforming the FTSE 100 since the start of the year and its recent updates highlighting its financial strength, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the business.FTSE 100 retailer KingfisherAnother FTSE 100 stock that could experience a challenging set of operating conditions over the coming months is Kingfisher (LSE: KGF). The DIY specialist and owner of B&Q may experience reduced demand for its products as a result of weak consumer sentiment.However, it has recently put in place a refreshed management team and will seek to implement a revised growth strategy over the coming years. Its recent update highlighted the opportunities for growth in e-commerce, while it continues to make progress in becoming more efficient.With a strong balance sheet and a diverse set of operations, Kingfisher could offer recovery prospects after a disappointing period for its share price. It has declined by 40% over the last five years, while the FTSE 100 is down by just 7% over the same timeframe. This suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety, and that investors have factored-in many of the risks facing the business.As such, now could be an opportune moment to buy the stock in an ISA to benefit from a potential turnaround over the coming years. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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World Refugee Day a chance to highlight church’s resettlement work

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Bath, NC Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service By Lucy ChumbleyPosted Jun 20, 2012 Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC World Refugee Day Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL World Refugee Day a chance to highlight church’s resettlement work Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [Episcopal News Service] On the eve of today’s observance of World Refugee Day, about 150 people gathered in a U.S. House of Representatives conference room to honor the legacy of Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) for working to bring attention to the plight of displaced people and refugees, and to celebrate those who continue such advocacy.Five members of Congress spoke at the event, of which Episcopal Migration Ministries was a sponsor, and former New Jersey Assemblyman William D. Payne offered an emotional tribute to his brother, who died March 6.But perhaps the most moving testimony came from a man who never met Donald Payne, yet whose life was profoundly affected by him: Darfuri human rights activist Abdalmageed Haroun.Haroun described how, while in prison in 2009 for his involvement in human rights work in Sudan, the guard who usually came to torture him arrived in the middle of the night with a letter in his hands and asked, “Who is Donald Payne?”That letter set off a chain of events that eventually led to Haroun’s arrival in the United States as a refugee and inspired his continuing advocacy work on behalf of Darfur with the Human Rights and Advocacy Network for Democracy (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-Rights-and-Advocacy-Network-for-Democracy-HAND/252134208162891).“I went to his funeral in March,” Haroun said. “I didn’t meet him, but I still keep his letters with me. There’s a lot of people … they don’t know you, but they’ll help you.”It’s work the Episcopal Church has engaged in for years, from resettlement efforts across the country overseen by EMM and its partners and affiliates to the advocacy work of the church’s Office of Government Relations in Washington, D.C.Resettlement effortsEpiscopal Migration Ministries, based at the Episcopal Church’s New York offices, is one of nine national agencies working in partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Resettlement Program.Supported by the Episcopal Church and a range of government grants, EMM – which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2013 – works with 31 affiliate offices in 22 states and 28 Episcopal dioceses. Its primary function is to provide support and assistance to help new arrivals find their footing during their first, critical days in the United States.“We have a very diverse and broad-ranging network, geographically widely diffused,” said Daniel Trudeau, a program manager for EMM. “We assist thousands of refugees annually, working together with faith groups and volunteers to help these newcomers find work and adjust to life in their community.”The U.S. State Department defines refugees as those who have fled their home country and cannot return because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, there are approximately 10.5 million refugees in the world today. Of these, most will remain in the country where they sought refuge until they can return home safely. A small number will be granted citizenship in the country to which they fled, and less than 1 percent – those at the highest risk – will be resettled in a third country.Since 1975, the State Department reports, the United States has welcomed close to 3 million refugees from around the world. This accounts for more than half of all third-party resettlements.In 2011, EMM and its affiliates assisted more than 3,600 refugees from 34 countries by providing hospitality, housing and help with finding everything from medical care to language classes and employment during their first 90 to 180 days in the country.EMM’s work begins, Trudeau said, when it receives word from the State Department that refugees who have requested asylum have been evaluated, screened and declared ready for travel, and confirms an office is ready to accept them.“Each agency has a different profile and a different ability to receive and resettle,” he said. “Some are able to deal with multiple groups, while others focus on helping refugees from a particular place.”Placement decisions are made through a collaborative process with the State Department and are based on factors such as family reunification, employment opportunities and the availability of social services, Trudeau said. Once they are on U.S. soil, refugees are free to go where they choose, he added. “It’s a very complicated process.”Along with adjusting to differences in language, culture and cuisine, many refugees also are dealing with the absence of family members and sometimes psychological trauma.“In the first days after their arrival, people are at their most vulnerable and in need of support,” Trudeau said.Arriving in AmericaRefugee populations served by EMM include Eritreans, Somalis, Congolese, Cubans and Colombians, Trudeau said. But the largest number currently come from Burma, an ethnically diverse country where numerous groups are being persecuted by the government; from Bhutan, where ethnic Nepalese were forced out 20 years ago and have yet to see their situation resolved; and from Iraq.New arrivals are met at the airport by a case worker, taken to an apartment equipped for their arrival and given a culturally appropriate meal, said Molly Short, executive director of Journey’s End Refugee Services, an EMM affiliate partner in Buffalo, New York.Often they arrive after midnight following a grueling journey, so refugees are left to sleep after a brief safety orientation (what to do in case of emergency). A case worker visits within 24 hours – typically to take the refugee family to the bank and the grocery store. In the days following, they are walked through a series of appointments, such as registration for Social Security, social services and school enrollment.“It can be overwhelming,” Short said. “There’s a lot of information, and it’s so different.”Each case is different, too, she stressed. “Every population is different. But, more importantly, every individual is different, and that’s why we focus on giving them individualized care. In the same day, we could welcome in a farmer and a scientist from the same ethnic background.”It typically takes families about five years to adjust fully to their new life, Short said.Sometimes – as in the case of one Somali woman – a refugee’s previous life leaves a long shadow.A year after arriving and getting settled, Short said, this woman came into the Journey’s End office to fill out her U.S. Immigration Green Card application and broke down in tears. For the first time, she described how, when soldiers invaded, she gave her baby to her two older sons and told them to run. She was raped and tortured, fled and became pregnant in the refugee camp. Eventually, the pain of being separated from her children and not knowing where they were had become unbearable.“She went through what for a woman is the worst form of torture,” Short said.Following her painful revelation, Journey’s End helped her find mental health services. Eventually, it located her sons.“They aren’t here yet, but they’ll come,” Short said. “She talks to them on the phone, has photographs.”A new life emerges in layers. “It doesn’t happen right away,” Short said. “It takes time for people to tell their story. But when they’re ready, they do it.”Advocacy workFor Katie Conway, immigration and refugee policy analyst for the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, World Refugee Day is a chance to reflect on the end result of the Episcopal Church’s advocacy work – resettling refugees.“I think it is an opportunity for education, but also for celebrating,” she said of the day the United Nations established in 2000 to honor the courage, strength and determination of those forced to flee their homes. “It’s about celebrating the successes, because that’s really what the program is about at its end.”Conway’s advocacy work is rooted in Executive Council and General Convention resolutions relating to refugees and immigrants.“I am not involved at all in suggesting resolutions,” she said, adding that she is keeping track of proposed legislation for the 77th General Convention, set for July 5-12 in Indianapolis. “It’s my job to represent the church and provide expert opinion, but it’s up to the people in the church to decide what they want their priorities to be.”The 20 or so resolutions that currently inform her work run the gamut from very specific regional requests to broad-based ones, such as advocating for a just system of asylum.Conway’s work takes many forms. She serves on an advocacy committee for the Refugee Council USA, a coalition of organizations committed to welcoming and protecting refugees that works to shape legislation. She attends hearings for relevant bills or watches them on CSPAN, occasionally submitting a statement from the Episcopal Church into the record. She keeps an eye on appropriations markups (the process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend and rewrite proposed legislation). She sometimes puts out an alert via the Episcopal Public Policy Network and also produces a monthly newsletter on immigration and refugee issues, which includes legislative updates, news articles and resources.Deborah Stein, director of EMM, chairs RCUSA’s Resettlement Committee, and Conway said she works closely with EMM to have a unified message and goal.“They’re the people implementing the refugee resettlements, so I like to talk to them as often as I can,” she said. “Also, if I hear of anything I like to keep them informed.”She currently is tracking bills in New Hampshire and Tennessee that aim to reduce the numbers of refugees resettled in those locations. “The conversation on immigration has gotten so ugly, it’s extending to refugees as well,” she said.At the Refugee Council, Conway said, a chief concern is clearing security-check backlogs, which are causing a bottleneck in the refugee-resettlement process, particularly for Iraqis. Because of these delays, the numbers of refugees entering the United States, set each year by the administration in consultation with Congress, has dropped in the last few years and now hovers at around 80,000.How to helpParishes and individuals, Trudeau said, are encouraged to co-sponsor refugees through EMM’s affiliate offices, increasing the program’s capacity and success through financial or volunteer assistance.“There’s a lot of really inspiring things that take place when a congregation gets together and commits themselves to a family,” he said. “And there’s a lot of different ways of doing it. We’ve seen a lot of different models.”Not used widely outside the Episcopal Church, the co-sponsorship model distinguishes the program as it offers refugees a greater level of support and connection, he said. “It’s the difference between having a great start and taking time to get your bearings and struggling a little more.”He’d like to see every refugee family and individual have a co-sponsor, he said. “Co-sponsorship is great for refugees and for the church as well.”“I think it provides a common sense of purpose, and it can really bring people together, and that can really be a very tangible and direct way of feeling like they’re contributing to God’s community.”EMM’s 31 affiliate offices are all within the bounds of Episcopal dioceses, Trudeau said. “What we really want most is to connect those dioceses and churches with our offices. We want the church to be as involved as possible, on the local level and elsewhere.”•    To learn more about co-sponsoring a refugee, visit here.•    One of these short videos filmed at EMM affiliates around the country can be used as the topic of a Sunday forum: https://vimeo.com/emmrefugee/videos•    To receive updates on refugees, immigration and other areas in which the church has an interest, join the Episcopal Public Policy Network here.•    Bulletin inserts, updates and other educational materials pertaining to refugees and immigrants can be found here.— Lucy Chumbley is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

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New multi-sensory system brings a splash of fun to Percy Hedley

first_imgNew multi-sensory system brings a splash of fun to Percy Hedley AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding North East A cricket charity specialising in giving young people a ‘sporting chance’, has donated a £25,000 grant to enhance the hydrotherapy pool experience for disabled children at Percy Hedley School in Forest Hall.The money provided has been used to install a multi-sensory system at the pool. The versatile sound and lighting system will aid relaxation, and above all, add to the fun that the sessions bring to pupils.This is one of many grants made to the Percy Hedley Foundation by the Northumberland and Durham region of The Lord’s Taverners, who are long term supporters of the charity.Speaking of the benefits the new system will bring, Anna Coates, superintendent physiotherapist at the foundation said:“The new multi-sensory equipment in the hydrotherapy pool will provide invaluable benefits to disabled children who have to struggle with the challenges of everyday living. In the warm water these restrictions are reduced, giving the opportunity for free movement and exercise.”Alan Wright, Chairman of the Lords Taverners for the Northumberland and Durham region, said:“The Lord’s Taverners are delighted to assist Percy Hedley School with its need for the hydrotherapy system. Pupils will be able to receive greater enjoyment from their sporting recreation time, which is what this charity aims to achieve. It makes all our fundraising efforts worthwhile to see the pleasure it will bring to the children, their families and teaching staff.”Des Bustard director of fundraising and marketing commented:“I am extremely grateful to the Lord’s Taverners for providing the children at Percy Hedley School with this latest facility which will greatly enhance their experiences as they strive towards living a full and active life.“It is marvellous to work in partnership with an organisation with a similar aim to ours which is to give disadvantaged and disabled young people the opportunity to enjoy physical activities.”The donation was marked with an opening ceremony at Percy Hedley’s headquarters at Forest Hall on Tuesday 20th September, where Lord’s Taverners representatives were shown the equipment in operation. 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.  80 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 September 2011 | Newslast_img read more

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RFS is Catalyst for Innovation

first_img RFS is Catalyst for Innovation Regarding the RFS and food prices: “Despite the hysteria created by oil companies who oppose the RFS because it enables renewable fuel to compete for market share with petroleum, and food manufacturers who oppose the RFS because they feel entitled to cheap corn forever, the facts indicate virtually no correlation between the RFS or prices farmers receive for corn and retail food prices.  When we pay $1 for groceries, about 14 cents goes to the farmer.  About 35 cents of that dollar pays for the energy to make, transport, process, and preserve the food we buy.  When oil prices rise, so do food prices.  If policymakers genuinely want to reduce food prices, they should support the RFS because it replaces petroleum with renewable fuel.” By Gary Truitt – Apr 29, 2013 SHARE Facebook Twitter  In response to the release of the second white paper from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) entitled “Agricultural Sector Impacts,” the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Brian Jennings submitted comments today about the benefits of the RFS for U.S. and international agriculture. Jennings full comments, which can be read here focus on how the RFS has been a catalyst for agricultural innovation worldwide. Brief excerpts are highlighted below. SHARE Home Energy RFS is Catalyst for Innovation Facebook Twitter Regarding the RFS and U.S. agriculture: “The RFS provides an economic incentive for scientists and technology firms to help farmers sustainably produce significantly more bushels of corn on an acre of existing cropland.  Since the RFS was enacted in 2005, these advancements, such as new seed varieties and more sustainable tillage practices, have enabled U.S. farmers to produce, on average, nearly 20 additional bushels of corn per acre than before.  Still more innovations, like drought-tolerant genes, are being developed to improve corn yield further.  The 2012 drought-ravaged corn crop was twice as large as the drought-ravaged crop of 1988 and three-times larger than the U.S. corn crop 50 years ago.  None of this progress would have been possible without the RFS.” Previous articleU.S. Announces Launch of Online Ag Data Sharing CommunityNext articleNo Change in Hoosier Planting Progress Gary Truitt “Special interests who profited handsomely in the past from corn prices that averaged $2 per bushel and who are today heavily lobbying the Congress to repeal the RFS, profited on the backs of American taxpayers who were paying for multi-billion dollar commodity support programs under previous farm bills.  With global oil demand on the rise and global oil prices at a new equilibrium, it is highly unlikely those special interests who feel entitled to cheap corn forever will get their wish.” Regarding the RFS and global agriculture: “From 2000 to 2011, a timeframe which includes when the idea for the RFS was developed by ACE, when it was enacted by Congress, and implemented by EPA, world corn production rose 12 billion bushels as 43 nations, mostly in Africa and the former Soviet Republic, doubled their production of corn.  Repealing the RFS would simply discourage farmers around the world from planting corn, which runs contrary to what the meat and livestock groups supporting repeal want.”last_img read more

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Provincial TV journalist threatened over municipal development scandal

first_img News Organisation Follow the news on Ukraine to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today urged the Ukrainian authorities to investigate a death threat against local TV journalist Angelika Nesterchuk in the city of Jitomir (130 km west of Kiev) in connection with her investigation into a corruption scandal allegedly involving the mayor and a construction company.Nesterchuk, who presents the programme “Jitomir News” for the regional state-owned TV broadcaster Gosudarstvennoe Radio I Televidenie, was threatened by a person waiting in the stairwell of her apartment building on 16 March.In a letter to interior minister Yuri Lutsenko, Reporters Without Borders said it expected “a transparent and thorough” investigation into the threat. “It is alarming that local people are using such gangster-like methods to try to intimidate a journalist, who urgently needs protection,” the organization added.Referring to plans to build a huge shopping centre in Jitomir called “Merkuri,” the person waiting in Nesterchuk’s apartment building told her: “Don’t talk about Merkuri or you will be buried in its foundations.” Nesterchuk was preparing four reports about illegal building permits granted by major Georgy Buravkov and she intended to accuse a construction company of paying bribes to be able to build the centre.”Since this threat, I have preferred not to name the building company,” Nesterchuk told Reporters Without Borders. “I hope the mayor will take measures for my protection during the protest we are organizing,” she added, referring to a demonstration due to take place tomorrow outside the city hall to protest against the mayor’s alleged corruption. RSF_en News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authoritycenter_img September 7, 2020 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts News March 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial TV journalist threatened over municipal development scandal UkraineEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

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12 More Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Pasadena, For a Total of 49

first_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena health officials confirmed 12 more cases of the Coronavirus on Thursday.So far 49 Pasadena residents have been infected with the virus.No one residing in Pasadena has died from the virus, and 15 Pasadenans have been hospitalized across L.A. County at different times since the pandemic arrived here.Meanwhile, worldwide cases of infection reached 1 million as the Los Angeles County Health Department continues to report increases in nearby communities.There are 218 cases of the coronavirus combined in Pasadena and several nearby communities.Pasadena has its own health department and its numbers are not compiled with statistics reported by Los Angeles County Health Department.So far, no Pasadena residents have died from complications caused by the virus.Meanwhile, there are 14 cases in Altadena. In nearby Glendale, numbers continue to as Los Angeles County Health Officials have now reported 86 cases of infections there.Alhambra and Arcadia have 12 and 11 confirmed cases respectively. La Cañada-Flintridge has 8 and Monrovia and South Pasadena each have 7.On Thursday, health officials reported that the virus could be spread by breathing and talking. The new information came on the heels of call for everyone to wear facial masks while in public.“It’s really important that folks understand that while the guidance suggests that it would be beneficial to mask up when you’re out and about, we’re much clearer on the benefits that accrue if you do everything else we’ve asked you to do,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of the county’s health department. “Most important is social distancing. You’re not going to spread germs if you’re not close to people. That six-foot barrier is essential for us to maintain, even if you’re masked.”Ferrer said she did not want people to get a sense of security because they are wearing the masks.“The mask will not protect you 100 percent, particularly from infecting others, which is really all that they are appropriate for. You need to wash your hands,” she said. “Washing your hands is still the most appropriate action you can take to prevent germs from getting inside you. So wash your hands. Don’t touch your face unless your hands are clean.”According to county number, 13 additional people have died from the virus, The county also recorded 534 new cases of the deadly virus.A breakdown of those numbers shows 12-of-the-13 deaths occurred in people over the age of 65; one person was between 41– 65 years old. All head underlying health conditions except for one individual over the age of 65. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation.Over the last 48 hours, there have been 1047 new cases.“The psychological impact of rising case counts and deaths is real, both individually and collectively, and I urge everyone to take care of their emotional health and to check in frequently with those in your extended communities,” Ferrer said. “This will be a long haul, and we have many weeks of work ahead before we begin to see the benefits of our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. But if we act as one community against this virus, by staying home as much as possible, self-isolating when we are sick and self-quarantining if we’ve been exposed, we will get through this, together.”To date, the county public health has identified 4045 cases across all areas of LA County, including 78 deaths. Seven cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 879 people who tested positive for COVID-19 — 22 percent of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.Ferrer said 241 were hospitalized due to coronavirus as of midday Thursday across the county, and two-thirds of them had no underlying health conditions. In total, 28 percent of those people were in intensive care units, including five people under age 35.About 900 people who have tested positive for the illness have been hospitalized at different times.As of Wednesday, more than 23,300 people in the county have been tested for the virus. Ferrer said about 13 percent of those people turned out to be positive. That percentage is likely inflated because some local labs have not provided complete updates on tests that came back negative She also again stressed that residents should not be purchasing hospital-grade surgical masks, which are in short supply and needed by health- care workers. She said people can use scarves or other fabric, suggesting that people go online for instructions on how to fashion a homemade mask.“They’re very simple to make. 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River Foyle object turns out to be rock outcrop

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+ The discovery of a mysterious object in the river Foyle, has turned out to be a rock outcrop.Divers inspected the site last week and despite poor visibility, no evidence of a reck was found.It was thought that the mystery wreck could have been a submarine or U-boat.But Environment Minister Alex Attwood said that divers who inspected the site last week said there was no evidence of this, and what was found was actually a rock outcrop with debris.He said due to poor visibility much of the search was conducted by finger-tip.Some people had speculated that the wreck could be a German U-boat, as at the end of the war, Nazi submarines surrendered in the Foyle from where they were taken out to sea and destroyed or sunk.Others believed it was British two-man mini submarine.Another theory was that it could have been a small boat or even a private yacht, as one is known to have sunk in the area many years ago.’ News River Foyle object turns out to be rock outcrop WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest Previous articleMc Hugh tells Dail sub contractors must be protectedNext articleTaoiseach running scared of referendum debate – Deputy Doherty News Highland Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – May 10, 2012 Pinterest Twitter Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Imaging of the Antarctic ionosphere: Experimental results

first_imgGround-based dual-frequency GPS observations can be used to create images of electron density. This is well established for the Arctic ionosphere; here one of the first results is presented for the Antarctic. In this study, the GPS receivers in the Antarctic are supplemented with another GPS receiver onboard CHAMP. The aim of the study is to demonstrate the technique for investigating geophysical events, for example, an ionospheric disturbance period on 11 February 2004. The images have been validated by in-situ measurements from DMSP and CHAMP satellites, as well as Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) convection patterns, which are able to confirm the location, presence, and transportation of large-scale plasma patches. This study indicates that although the convection still dominates in the high-latitude ionosphere, soft precipitation within the polar cap may play a role in the evolution of the polar patches. It also illustrates the potential for future multi-instrument studies of the Antarctic.last_img read more

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Holcomb Focuses On Job Training As He Unveils 2018 Agenda

first_imgHolcomb Focuses On Job Training As He Unveils 2018 Agenda By Adrianna PitrelliTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS — With 92,000 vacant jobs across Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb Wednesday rolled out a 2018 agenda that placed workforce development at the top.“This year we are going to be focused on people,” Holcomb said. “For Indiana to remain ranked No. 1 in 2017 and beyond, we have to make sure our workforce is skilled up to meet the needs of the future.”A year after Holcomb was elected governor, he unveiled his 2018 agenda to a gathering of the media, government officials and others in the Statehouse atrium.Much of the governor’s emphasis was on preparing students and adults for the jobs that will keep Indiana growing.In Indiana alone, 350,000 people don’t have high school diplomas and 712,000 Hoosiers started college but didn’t finish — for a total of more than a million Hoosiers who have left part of their education unfinished.“Just imagine if we broke the cycle and helped them get on the path of upward mobility,” Holcomb said.Starting at the lowest level of education, Holcomb wants to provide that path so Hoosiers can get the skills they need so they are ready for work.“The students that graduate high school have to be ready to either go to college or find meaningful training in the field of their choice,” Holcomb said. He created a new state agency, the Office of Apprenticeship, to begin connecting high school students with job experiences.Throughout 2018, Holcomb stressed the importance of strengthening K-12 STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math — and create work-based learning to help both high school students and adults, which would take affect in 2019.By 2021, Holcomb wants every Indiana school to offer at least one computer science course, a goal of his which requires legislative action.As part of Holcomb’s Next Level Indiana agenda rolled out in January, he implemented nextlevelsjobs.org — a website where employers can post jobs and Hoosiers can search for better jobs. Through Next Level Jobs, Hoosiers can receive the training they need for higher paying jobs at no cost to them.Since the start of the year, 213,000 Hoosiers have visited the website. Holcomb said it is a start to the change he’d like to see, but he wants more people to fill out the application and actually get a job.The Indiana Democrats responded to the governor’s plan saying Republicans have talked about workforce development for years, but no progress has been made.“Just look at the numbers, past efforts haven’t made a dent,” said Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody in a statement. “Hoosiers worked just want a shot at gaining the skills to earn bigger paychecks.”Zody said rather than increasing jobs, Holcomb’s administration should focus on increasing educational attainment and raising wages.Holcomb also unveiled other parts of his agenda — which got positive feedback from Statehouse Republicans.“The governor has put forth a bold agenda, and we look forward to working with him on workforce and other critical issues facing our state and finding the best solutions for all Hoosiers,” House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said in a statement.Much of the plan, however, included issues presented during the 2017 legislative session, like the opioid crisis, infrastructure work and delivering great government service.During the 2017 General Assembly, a five-year road plan was passed which would implement a tolling study, create a second rail track along the South Shore Line and a variety of other projects. Holcomb’s 2018 agenda calls for continued support.The opioid crisis remains another focus as more than 286,000 people have reported using opioids that weren’t prescribed to them. To attack the drug epidemic, Holcomb plans to strengthen enforcement, expand recovery options and make it easier for Hoosiers to locate and access treatment.The plan also requires physicians to check the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, INSPECT, before issuing prescriptions for opioids.“We are going to seek every resource that is needed,” Holcomb said. “It’s not just money is needed. It’s how we are organizing and working together and how quickly we can get people into treatment and make sure the treatment is better.”After his announcement Holcomb was asked about his position on Sunday alcohol sales and guns— two issues that will most likely be raised during the 2018 session. Holcomb didn’t respond directly, saying he will work with the legislature on lawmakers’ proposals.Adrianna Pitrelli is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Food and Drink International Action Plan: Andrea Leadsom encourages export growth

first_imgSecretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs Andrea Leadsom has published the UK Food and Drink: International Action Plan from 2016 to 2020 – outlining the encouragement for export growth in the baking industry.The plan sets out how government and the industry will work to create opportunities and increase capability for UK exporters over the next five years.It has been developed jointly with the government and the industry, including trade associations and companies.The report used Scottish manufacturer Nairn’s, which supplies oat-based products including oatcakes, crackers and biscuits, as a case study for its success in the export market.Martyn Gray, managing director for Nairn’s, said: “We see great opportunities in the continued development of our export markets. The key for us is developing long-term partnerships with local importers. We have set very challenging targets to grow the proportion of exports within our total business.”Nairn’s focus is to develop new markets, capitalising on the global development of the free-from trend.The company’s exports account for approximately 10% of turnover and sales have increased by around 20% year on year, in line with its strategic export ambitions. Acceptance of gluten-free oats has been challenging in some markets, but gluten-free is quickly becoming the most successful range internationally.Nairn’s most successful export markets are the USA, Canada, New Zealand, UAE, South Africa and Cyprus.last_img read more

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