Barclays warns that inflation could soar past five per cent

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Barclays warns that inflation could soar past five per cent whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content center_img Wednesday 13 April 2011 7:59 pm INFLATION could still rise above five per cent this year, economists at Barclays claimed yesterday. The announcement surprised analysts after consumer price inflation sank to four per cent in March, from 4.4 per cent the previous month.However, strong upwards pressures in food and energy costs will drive inflation to a peak of 5.1 per cent in the consumer price index, Barclays forecast.Hikes in duties on alcohol and tobacco from last month’s Budget will also push prices further upwards, Barclays said.“The higher inflation profile we now expect during the remainder of this year will make it hard for the Bank of England to resist pressure to raise rates indefinitely,” it added.Bank governor Mervyn King (pictured) previously warned that inflation could reach the five per cent mark in 2011, yet many analysts now expect price pressures to linger closer to four per cent. “The dreaded five per cent rate that we had once feared now looks unlikely to be realised,”Andrew Goodwin of the Ernst & Young Item Club said. Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comlast_img read more

FDJ hails post-lockdown recovery despite H1 revenue decline

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter La Française des Jeux (FDJ) said a strong performance after France emerged from its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown has reduced a decline in revenue for the first half of the operator’s financial year.The operator saw amounts wagered over the six months to 30 June fall 18.4% year-on-year to €6.90bn (£6.25bn/$8.11bn). Revenue for the period was down 10.1% at €849m.It noted that until France went into lockdown on 16 March, stakes had been up 5% year-on-year, before dropping 60% over next two months.However, since the French government began lifting the lockdown from 11 May, FDJ said it began to see a gradual recovery. This was then accelerated with the resumption of sporting competitions and the resumption of its Amigo lottery game on 8 June.As such, the H1 stakes decline was significantly reduced, and stakes returned to 2019 levels by mid-June.Lottery games still accounted for the majority of stakes despite its contribution falling 12.6% to €5.78bn, of which €3.56bn came from instant win games (down 11.3%). Draw-based games, meanwhile, saw stakes fall 14.6% to €2.22bn. If Amigo’s contribution was removed from stakes, draw-based sales would have only declined 1.7%.For sports betting – for which figures were adjusted to reflect the contribution from Sporting Group, acquired in June 2019 – stakes were down 38.8% at €1.11bn, in a period where the sporting calendar was almost wiped out by Covid-19. France’s 2019-20 football season was also ended prematurely in April, with no league action to take place until September.This served to drag down online’s contribution to stakes, which fell 15.8% to €1.39bn, though FDJ noted that online lottery stakes enjoyed strong momentum in the half-year period, rising around 50% to €500m. This was dwarfed by retail stakes, however, which contributed €6.27bn, down 20.8% year-on-year.Across all verticals and channels, players won €4.65bn, down 19.3% and equating to a payout ratio of 67.3%. After winnings, FDJ’s gross gaming revenue for the six month period was down 15.4% at €2.25bn.This broke down to GGR of €1.95bn from lottery, down 13.2%, and €298m from sports betting, down 26.1%. B2B sports betting solutions brought in a further €6m.After duties and fees of €1.43bn, net revenue for H1 fell 14.7% to €829m. This was increased by €20m, thanks to its payments and entertainment businesses, for total half-year revenue of €849m, down 10.1%.While earnings declined sharply, FDJ noted that a cost-saving plan, to ultimately reduce outgoings by €80m in 2020, helping to keep the operator earning before interest, depreciation and tax margin about 20%, at 20.5%. EBITDA for the period declined 16.4% to €174m.The cost reduction plan helped reduce operating expenses by 12.% to €725m, with the biggest decline seen in cost of sales, which fell 17.6% to €482m. Marketing and communication expenses amounted to €147m, while general and administrative expenses came in at €87m.After costs, operating profit was down 8.9% to €124m. FDJ also incurred €30.3m in non-recurring expenses, reducing the operating profit to €94m, down 27.2%. After financial expenses of €5.2m, pre-tax profit was down 36.5% at €89m, with net profit for H1 down 47.7% at €50m after income tax of €39m.“The group’s strong mobilisation from the onset of the health crisis and a swiftly implemented cost-cutting plan have limited the impact on the first-half results,” FDJ chief executive Stéphane Pallez said.“From mid-June, we have been recording stakes at a level comparable with that of 2019,” she said. “Our strategic orientations and the strength of the FDJ model have been confirmed, and we continue to invest to support the development of all our activities.” Email Address La Française des Jeux (FDJ) said a strong performance after France emerged from its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown has reduced a decline in revenue for the first half of the operator’s financial year. 30th July 2020 | By contenteditor FDJ hails post-lockdown recovery despite H1 revenue decline AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting Regions: Europe Western Europe France Financelast_img read more

GA House / Esquadra Arquitetos

first_imgSave this picture!© Joana França+ 22Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930693/ga-house-esquadra-arquitetos Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Brasilia, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930693/ga-house-esquadra-arquitetos Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  Houses “COPY” “COPY” Arquitetos: Esquadra Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Projects GA House / Esquadra ArquitetosSave this projectSaveGA House / Esquadra Arquitetos Area:  587 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 CopyAbout this officeEsquadra ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasiliaBrazilPublished on December 25, 2019Cite: “GA House / Esquadra Arquitetos” [Casa GA / Esquadra Arquitetos] 25 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 Manufacturers: Arquivo Contemporâneo, COR Conceito, Kitchen, LuminiAuthors:Filipe Monte Serrat, Laura CamargoProject Team:Manuela Dantas, Silvana Moraes, Caroline Albergaria, Marcelo Braga, Marianna ResendeStructural Calculation:André TorresLandscaping Project:Paula FarageInstallations Project:Centra EngenhariaConstruction:Memória EngenhariaWork Supervision:Esquadra – Filipe Monte Serrat e Caroline AlbergariaProject Date:2016Land Area:800 m²City:BrasiliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joana FrançaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The client’s first intention was to sell the house, a place where she was born and raised, built by her parents. The main idea was to build a new, small and very contemporary new house on another site. However, the old house and site had a priceless value for the owners, and so the decision was to make a full renovation, and the challenge to utilize most of the structural elements from the original construction. Aiming the viability of the renovation, around 100m² of the original construction was suppressed. Removing the office and the porch, as well as two slabs on the first floor, created generous internal empty spaces that allowed the fluidity of the space and the presence of natural lighting. By removing the tiling from the ceiling, the redesign of the upper floor was intent to privilege the interior and exterior visuals. The big white volume opens up for both the street and for the outdoor of the site. Save this picture!© Joana FrançaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Joana FrançaOn the lower floor, with more solid materiality, the incorporation of metallic pergolas to the original concrete structure creates better protection to the main entrance and the porch. The new metallic structure prolongs itself along the roof, from the porch to the double-height living area, setting up a transparent mezzanine that also comprehends the library on the upper floor, connected to access of the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Joana FrançaProject gallerySee allShow lessL264 Office / FFWD ArquitectesSelected ProjectsNordbro Complex Student Residences / Arkitema ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Brazil GA House / Esquadra Arquitetos Photographs:  Joana França Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

New Fundraising Director for YWCA England & Wales

first_img Howard Lake | 11 July 2006 | News Caroline Hukins has joined YWCA England & Wales as its new Fundraising Director.Caroline began her fundraising career as a Graduate Trainee in Fundraising Appeals with the NSPCC 10 years ago. She went on to work for Macmillan Cancer Relief and Asthma UK, primarily in events and community fundraising. Before joining YWCA she was the Head of Fundraising at Action for M.E. in Bristol.On taking up her post at YWCA, Caroline said: “It is a very interesting and challenging time to lead the fundraising team. We have a donor development programme in its early stages and the opportunity to diversify into a range of new income streams.” Advertisement 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.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New Fundraising Director for YWCA England & Wales Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Caroline is a keen traveller and took a two-year career break to lead charity treks and bike rides all over the world. She has also written three short books as part of the Quick Guide series on not-for-profit fundraising and management.last_img read more

NI community foundation grant giving falls

first_imgNI community foundation grant giving falls Tagged with: Atlantic Philanthropies community foundations Finance Funding Northern Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation Northern Ireland (CFNI) made grants last year of £3.6 million, down from £5.3 million the previous year, according to its latest accounts.This reduction in grant giving was despite an increase in income from £7 million to £10 million from 2014 to 2015. Total resources expended in 2015 were £6.2 million, down from £6.9 million the previous year.Community Foundation Northern Ireland administers a number of major grant programmes on behalf of other funders such as the Big Lottery and Atlantic Philanthropies. Space and Place, for example, is a Lottery funded capital scheme worth £15 million which last year distributed grants worth £3.5 million.Atlantic Philanthropies has funded CFNI programmes over many years related to peace and human rights and last year provided a grant of over £6.8 million ‘to secure sustainable protection and promotion of human rights by establishing a time bound Northern Ireland Human Rights Fund.’ The contribution to CFNI’s income from this fund last year was just over £4 million.CFNI distributes income from the EU Peace Programme which amounted to over £2 million in the financial year ending March 2015 as well as a range of smaller grants from a number of endowments and CFNI’s own endowment.CFNI spent £2.6 million to cover the cost of administering its grant programme and development costs, up from £2.2 million the year before.The charity’s net funds stood at just over £17 million in 2015. Howard Lake | 8 December 2015 | News  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Casualties mount in U.S. proxy war in Yemen

first_imgDespite daily airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26, the Ansurallah (Houthis) fighters seized the presidential palace in the southern city of Aden the following week.Subsequent reports claim that the Houthis occupying the palace were forced to retreat by military forces still loyal to ousted leader President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. Saudi bombing of the area and air drops to Hadi loyalists are designed to halt the advances and consolidation of power by the Shiite Islam movement that is supported politically by Iran.Casualty figures have increased as fighter jets deployed by Riyadh pound residential sections of cities and villages throughout the Middle Eastern state. Officials from the International Committee of the Red Cross say that the humanitarian situation is worsening daily; they describe horrendous conditions on the ground. Civilian residents are fleeing for shelter, further aggravating the overall social and economic crisis in the country.Contested neighborhoods and commercial areas in Aden are littered with corpses, while the wounded flood into hospitals and clinics. Yemeni officials estimate that at least 185 people have been killed in Aden, while some 1,282 are wounded. Hospitals there have counted the figures of noncombatants since March 26, says al-Kheder Lassouar, Aden’s health department director. (BBC, April 5) Not counted are Houthis and loyalist forces who are also victims of aerial bombardments and gunshot injuries.According to the BBC, casualties are much higher in various regions of the country. Clashes across Yemen have led to more than 500 deaths and some 1,700 injured since March 26, said United Nations humanitarian administrator Valerie Amos.Robert Mardini, ICRC director of operations in the Middle East, added, “Our relief supplies and surgical personnel must be allowed to enter the country and safely reach the worst-affected places to provide help. Otherwise … many more people will die. For the wounded, their chances of survival depend on action within hours, not days.” On April 6, the organization entered Aden with water, food and medical supplies.In addition to the struggle between the Houthis and Hadi supporters, Al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State have reportedly entered the fray, seeking to carve out territory for further expansion.U.S. imperialism’s strategy in the regionThe Obama administration has said little about the current situation in Yemen. One hundred Special Forces along with diplomatic personnel were evacuated weeks ago.Yemen was championed as a so-called “counter-terrorism success story” just months ago. Pentagon and CIA-backed airstrikes and drone attacks have killed many targeted Islamic leaders and civilians, who have been in the vicinity of Washington-ordered aerial assaults.President Hadi’s ascendancy to power was the result of Washington’s direct intervention in 2011 and 2012, which sought to manage the transition from Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rule. Nonetheless, in today’s struggle, forces allied with Saleh have joined the Houthis in opposition to the Saudi air strikes and interference in Yemen’s internal affairs.The U.S. military has its hands full in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan where wars of regime change and purported “democracy building” have gone awry. In 2011, the Obama administration initiated the destabilization and massive bombing of Libya, displacing Col. Muammar Gadhafi’s Jamahiriya political system, destroying national institutions, and causing dislocation and economic decline there.Corporate media report that counterattacks by forces loyal to the Saudi-backed, ousted Hadi regime were bolstered by arms drops from Riyadh. They structure the struggle in Yemen as a proxy war with Saudi forces on Hadi’s side battling Iranian influence.In fact, Washington is using its regional pro-Western allies to carry out bombings intended to bolster U.S. corporate, financial and strategic interests in the region.Moreover, most of the weapons, including fighter aircraft utilized by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council, made up of reactionary oil-rich monarchies, come from the U.S. and EU member states. The political independence exerted by Yemen’s Houthi movement is a concern of Washington and Wall Street, given their overall aim is to secure and expand U.S. interests on behalf of the super-rich.Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula, but it borders wealthier oil-rich Persian Gulf states. The waterways surrounding Yemen, including the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, have strategic significance for U.S. imperialism regarding commercial shipping as well as military dominance.‘Humanitarian’ interventions debunkedDevelopments in Yemen, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Libya illustrate clearly that there is no such thing as a “humanitarian” imperialist intervention. Conditions in all these states have worsened as a result of the so-called “war on terrorism” and disingenuous efforts to “build demo­cracies” in Africa and the Middle East.Although majority-Democratic Party congresses elected in 2006 and 2008 and the Obama administration were sent to Washington with a mandate to end wars of aggression and work toward a sustainable economic revitalization in the U.S., they have failed to do so.This starkly reveals the imperialist character of both dominant parties. Consequently, in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 elections, the Democratic Party’s electoral base among the working class and nationally oppressed expressed their opposition to these failed promises by staying away from the polls, with the exception of the re-election of Obama in 2012.The peoples of the Middle East and Africa must rebuild their societies and national and regional institutions independent of imperialism. So, too, the working class and the oppressed inside the U.S. have no alternative other than to break with the Democrats and construct an independent movement, based on their political and class interests.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops in Indiana

first_img USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops in Indiana Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops in Indiana If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchasing or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.“Even though the deadline has been extended, I encourage producers to contact their local FSA office today to schedule an appointment to report acreage,” Brown said.Other USDA Efforts to Help Producers USDA is taking additional steps to help producers across the country, including:Updating the haying and grazing date for producers who have planted cover crops on prevented plant acres;Offering special sign-ups through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for assistance to plant cover crops; andExtending the deadline to report prevented plant acres in certain places.For more information, visit our Prevented or Delayed Planting webpage. Previous articlePurdue Extension Offers Series in Organic Field Crop ProductionNext articleCrouch Growing Indiana-Mexico Relationship Hoosier Ag Today SHARE The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in Indiana impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and federal crop insurance agents.“Agriculture operations throughout the state have been hit hard by heavy rains and flooding that have affected their operations,” said Steven Brown, FSA State Executive Director in Indiana. “The deadline extension provides more flexibility for producers who experienced planting and field work delays.”This announcement comes in response to a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue led by Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D, (R-IN-08), and also signed by Representative Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01), Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05), André Carson (D-IN-07), Jim Banks (R-IN-03), James Baird (R-IN-04), and Greg Pence (R-IN-06).“The Indiana delegation remains united in strengthening our rural communities, which benefit our entire state. Indiana is a national leader in corn and soybean production, and we are glad the USDA heard our call for action to help mitigate the immediate and long-term effects of planting hardship in Indiana,” said the signers of the letter.Filing a timely crop acreage report is important to maintaining eligibility for USDA conservation, disaster assistance, safety net, crop insurance and farm loan programs. A crop acreage report documents all crops and their intended uses and is an important part of record-keeping for your farm or ranch.Producers filing reports with FSA county offices are encouraged to set up an appointment before visiting the office. Acreage reports from producers in Indiana who set up appointments before the July 22 deadline are considered timely filed, even if the appointment occurs after the deadline.The following exceptions apply to acreage reporting:If the crop has not been planted by the reporting date, the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.center_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 10, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

JPL Engineers Develop COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy At left, doctors at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City give a thumbs up after testing a ventilator prototype developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. At right, JPL engineers are working on the ventilator prototype for coronavirus patients. Credit: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City and NASA/JPL-CaltechA new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients passed a critical test Tuesday at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, an epicenter of COVID-19 in the United States.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>NASA is helping the medical community address the shortage of ventilators needed to treat coronavirus patients with a ventilator prototype.The device, called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), was developed by engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to free up the nation’s limited supply of traditional ventilators so they may be used on patients with the most severe COVID-19 symptoms.“We specialize in spacecraft, not medical-device manufacturing,” said JPL Director Michael Watkins. “But excellent engineering, rigorous testing and rapid prototyping are some of our specialties. When people at JPL realized they might have what it takes to support the medical community and the broader community, they felt it was their duty to share their ingenuity, expertise and drive.”NASA next is seeking expedited FDA approval for the device via an emergency use authorization, a fast-track approval process developed for crisis situations that takes just days rather than years. To get input from a gold-standard medical facility, JPL delivered a prototype of the device to the Human Simulation Lab in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Mount Sinai for additional testing.“We were very pleased with the results of the testing we performed in our high-fidelity human simulation lab,” said Dr. Matthew Levin, Director of Innovation for the Human Simulation Lab and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Preoperative and Pain Medicine, and Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine. “The NASA prototype performed as expected under a wide variety of simulated patient conditions. The team feels confident that the VITAL ventilator will be able to safely ventilate patients suffering from COVID-19 both here in the United States and throughout the world.”VITAL can be built faster and maintained more easily than a traditional ventilator, and is composed of far fewer parts, many of which are currently available to potential manufacturers through existing supply chains. Its flexible design means it also can be modified for use in field hospitals being set up in convention centers, hotels, and other high-capacity facilities across the country and around the globe.Like all ventilators, VITAL requires patients to be sedated and an oxygen tube inserted into their airway to breathe. The new device wouldn’t replace current hospital ventilators, which can last years and are built to address a broader range of medical issues. Instead, VITAL is intended to last three to four months and is specifically tailored for COVID-19 patients.“Intensive care units are seeing COVID-19 patients who require highly dynamic ventilators,” said Dr. J.D. Polk, NASA’s chief health and medical officer. “The intention with VITAL is to decrease the likelihood patients will get to that advanced stage of the disease and require more advanced ventilator assistance.”The Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships at Caltech, which manages JPL for NASA, will offer a free license for VITAL and currently is reaching out to the commercial medical industry to find manufacturers for the device.To learn more about how NASA is helping in the national response to COVID-19, visit https://www.nasa.gov/coronavirus Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment Science and Technology JPL Engineers Develop COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days A high-pressure ventilator designed by the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for rapid production is being tested for use in medical centers. 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BHEL Employee Suicide[Sexual Harassment]: SC Grants 2 Weeks To Telangana Govt, Police & BHEL To File Reply In Plea Seeking Transfer To CBI

first_imgNews UpdatesBHEL Employee Suicide[Sexual Harassment]: SC Grants 2 Weeks To Telangana Govt, Police & BHEL To File Reply In Plea Seeking Transfer To CBI Sanya Talwar20 Aug 2020 9:12 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday granted 2 weeks to Telangana Government, Telangana Police & BHEL to file replies in a plea seeking transfer of criminal investigation from Telangana State Police to the CBI (or any other central agency) in the commission of suicide of a BHEL employee due to sexual harassment at workplace. Court noted that this shall be their last and final opportunity to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday granted 2 weeks to Telangana Government, Telangana Police & BHEL to file replies in a plea seeking transfer of criminal investigation from Telangana State Police to the CBI (or any other central agency) in the commission of suicide of a BHEL employee due to sexual harassment at workplace. Court noted that this shall be their last and final opportunity to do so.On July 13, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Sanjiv Khanna while admitting the petition, issued notices to the Telangana Government, Telangana Police, CBI & BHEL and sought their replies. The case has been listed for further consideration after three weeks.The petition has been filed by Mother of the 33-year old woman, an employee at the Public Sector Undertaking, BHEL in Telangana who was allegedly “sexually harassed, molested, stalked, mentally tortured and attempted to be Raped by her own supervisor and by her own office colleagues at BHEL, Hyderabad, which forced her to ultimately commit suicide on 17.10.2019, at a young age of 33 Years”.The plea contends that despite a suicide note detailing horrific details was retrieved after the commission of suicide, the Telangana Police has not yet arrested the main accused who have been named in the note. Further to this, the latest report on June 2 reveals that a “clean chit” has been given to the accused by the the Police.”the deceased daughter of the Petitioner categorically stated that the Attempt to Rape and repeated Sexual Harassment by the main Accused Arther Kishore Kumar and other co-accused persons, had prompted her to commit suicide. However, despite this, the Telangana State Police has not yet arrested the main Accused, Arther Kishore Kumar, or any other accused persons and has not conducted their custodial interrogation” – Excerpt of PleaAverments made out in the plea suggest that Telangana Police has a strong regional and linguistic bias against the deceased as she was a “Hindi-speaking native hailing from Madhya pradesh” as against the accused who are originally from Telangana. This apprehension, the plea reiterates in not “unfounded” but can be categorically depicted by a “plethora of incidents” which point to an “unfair and improper investigation” done by the Telangana Police.The plea specifically states that the State police did not do anything during the crucial 40 day period from her death – the audio recording of the telephonic conversation between the deceased and her sibling wherein she stated that she was being sexually harassed by the accused, which would lead to the commission of her suicide was also not retrieved in English transcription.”..Bhopal – Mummy, I have lost. I lived very strongly till now but today they have crossed all the limits. They have made my living difficult. If I continue in office in future too then either they will Rape me or they will Molest me.” – Excerpt of suicide note dated October 16 2019 as reproduced in PleaFurther to this, the plea states that there has been an “attempt by the Telangana police to blame the unfortunate suicide of deceased to her alleged mental illness” where in fact, there had been no sign of any mental illness shown by her at the workplace.”This shocking attitude of the local police of victim blaming and victim shaming, even before completion of the investigation, has given a firm and reasonable apprehension in the mind of the Petitioner that just and fair investigation of her daughter’s death, will not be done by Telangana Police and that is why she is praying this Hon’ble Court with folded hands to transfer the instant investigation to CBI” – Excerpt of PleaCalling for a thorough and in-depth investigation, the plea states that the case be handed over to the CBI so as to provide credibility and instil confidence in the investigation, besides ensuring complete justice in terms of proposition of law laid down by the Court.The petition states,”The unfortunate and sad suicide of the Petitioner’s abovenamed young and energetic daughter, that too at the age of 33 Years, needs through investigation by an independent agencies, so as to avert repetition of any such incident with other young girls in other organization and also to send a strong message to the perpetrators of such heinous crime.”Additionally, the plea urges the Top Court to issue directions to BHEL to immediately initiate appropriate enquiry under applicable Departmental Riles and also under the provisions of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, Redresaal) Act, 2013 with respect to the accused persons.The plea has been filed through Advocate Alok Alakh Srivastava.Next Storylast_img read more

Ingredients Dance Co. next ‘step’ for local

first_img Book Nook to reopen Published 10:39 pm Thursday, April 8, 2010 By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Charles Henderson High School senior Hannah Johnson has an opportunity to follow her dream, and she’s not going to let it slip by her.For as long as Johnson can remember, she has wanted to dance with a big company in a big city.The opportunity to be a member of the Dance Revolution “Ingredients” training company fills the bill. Ingredients is a big dance company and Dallas, Texas is a big city and, although she’s not quite packed, Johnson is ready to go. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Email the authorcenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Johnson waited anxiously to hear and it seemed as though the letter would never come.“I got the letter Friday,” she said, with a smile. “It said, ‘Congratulations, you have been accepted.’ I didn’t read any of the rest.Kelly Norris, dance instructor with In His Steps Dance Team at The Vine Church, said Johnson is an outstanding young woman as well as an accomplished dancer.“In His Steps is a ministry of The Vine, and we have about 55 dancers enrolled,” Norris said. “We teach the techniques of dance and relate dance to the scriptures. There is a time and place for everything. There is time to dance and a time to seek God. You can seek God through dance.” You Might Like Jason Rushing: Breaking the silence Knowing the turkey’s vocabulary is essential for those who plan to call a gobbler to the dinner table. Jason Rushing… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Norris said dancers are able to use dance as a form of worship and as a way to share one’s faith with others.“Hannah has been on mission trips to Mexico and she has taught ballet in her bare feet,” Norris said. “Through dance, we can communicate our love of God. Hannah does that so well and she will do extremely well as a member of Ingredients.”Johnson will leave for Dallas in late August or early September. She will live in an apartment complex with the other members of the Ingredients training and touring companies.“Most of the first year is spent in classes,” she said. “We will do some traveling and performing. You have to complete the training before you can audition for the touring company. I’ll have to wait and see if that’s something I want to do but, right now, I think it is.”Johnson’s plans for the future are to pursue a career in public relations.“But I always want to be involved in dance in some way,” she said. “I would like to teach dancing or maybe be a member of a dance company where I live.”Johnson is the daughter of Carla and Louis Johnson of Troy. Next Up“I’ve never been that far from home and, of course, not for that long,” Johnson said. “But I’m very excited about this opportunity and looking forward to it.”As a participant in the Dance Revolution Convention in Winston-Salem, N.C. in January, Johnson took the “step” toward bigger things.“At the Convention, I auditioned for the “Ingredients” Company,” Johnson said. “Ingredients is a mission, touring company and it is made up of a training company and a touring company. You have to audition during the Convention by wearing an audition tee shirt so they can watch everything you do during the convention. You also have to write an essay. Fifteen dancers from all across the country are chosen for the training team.” Ingredients Dance Co. next ‘step’ for locallast_img read more