UK coronavirus death toll jumps 684 to 3,605

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comGloriousaDrone Captures What No One Was Supposed to SeeGloriousaNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteabley whatsapp Friday 3 April 2020 2:23 pm Public Health England said 11,764 tests had been carried out in England, and 7,651 people had been tested. Testing capacity for inpatient care currently 12,799 tests per day. Get the news as it happens by following City A.M. on Twitter.  Share Sign up to City A.M.’s Midday Update newsletter, delivered to your inbox every lunchtime The government has come under fire for the level of rates compared to other OECD countries. Hancock said the reason the UK is far behind countries like Germany is because the UK “didn’t go into this crisis with a huge diagnostics industry.” (Getty Images) Show Comments ▼ Similar hospitals are due to open at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre and Manchester’s Central Complex. The UK is due to open two more hospitals in Bristol and Harrogate, which will provide 1,500 extra peds for those afflicted by coronavirus. In the daily press conference yesterday, health secretary Matt Hancock said he hopes 100,000 tests are carried out every day by the end of the month. (Getty Images) Also Read: UK coronavirus death toll jumps 684 to 3,605 Angharad Carrick UK coronavirus death toll jumps 684 to 3,605 As of 9am today, a total of 173,784 people have been tested of which 38,168 tested positive, the department said. “Although I feel better and I’ve done my seven days of self-isolation, alas I still have one of the symptoms, a minor symptom. I still have a temperature,” Johnson said in a Twitter video. The increase in coronavirus-related deaths in the UK comes as the Nightingale Hospital at London’s Excel Centre opened today. The facility, which was established in under a fortnight, has capacity for 4,000 patients. Earlier today Boris Johnson said he will remain in self-isolation after continuing to exhibit coronavirus symptoms first diagnosed last week. Hancock sets target of 100,000 tests a day As of 5pm yesterday, 3,605 of those hospitalised who tested positive in the UK for coronavirus have died, the biggest daily increase in the UK so far. whatsapp The UK’s coronavirus death toll jumped 684 today to 3,605, the Department of Health said. (Getty Images) Also Read: UK coronavirus death toll jumps 684 to 3,605 last_img read more

North Slope village tribal government sues over ConocoPhillips’ drilling plans

first_imgAlaska Native Corporations | Alaska Native Government & Policy | Alaska’s Energy Desk | Arctic | Crime & Courts | Environment | Federal Government | North SlopeNorth Slope village tribal government sues over ConocoPhillips’ drilling plansFebruary 28, 2019 by Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Nuiqsut in June 2018. The village is near a growing number of oil developments in the western Arctic. (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The tribal government for a North Slope village near a growing number of oil projects is suing the federal government over its approval of ConocoPhillips’ plans to drill more wells nearby. The complaint was submitted Thursday in federal court.Along with five environmental groups, the Native Village of Nuiqsut is challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of ConocoPhillips’ exploratory drilling program this winter in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.“The impacts outweigh the benefits and don’t address the concerns of the community, so we’re filing this lawsuit to get the impacts and concerns fully analyzed for responsible development,” said Native Village of Nuiqsut tribal administrator Martha Itta. “We’re trying to fully understand and adapt to the fast-paced changes of our environment and impacts from being surrounded by the drilling rigs and oil industry.”ConocoPhillips has already started this winter’s drilling program and plans to complete six to eight wells. If successful, the lawsuit could require the federal government to perform a tougher environmental review process for future oil exploration activities in NPR-A.The groups argue BLM should have completed a full environmental impact statement before approving Conoco’s plans. In December, BLM completed an environmental assessment, a less involved version of an environmental review, and determined Conoco’s drilling program would have “no new significant impacts.”The groups disagree, saying ConocoPhillips’s drilling plans threaten caribou that migrate near the village. People in Nuiqsut rely heavily on subsistence hunting.The environmental groups that are also involved in the lawsuit are the Alaska Wilderness League, the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club.In a statement, the environmental groups said the federal government “acted irresponsibly and illegally by allowing this escalation and intrusion of industrial activity into this area without even the pretense of meaningful analysis of the impacts of this action or consideration of less harmful alternatives.”BLM completed an overarching environmental impact statement for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in 2013. The Trump administration is now redoing that plan and could potentially open up more land in NPR-A to oil development.ConocoPhillips already operates several drill sites and an oil processing facility not far from Nuiqsut. The company has made significant oil discoveries nearby in recent years.Nuiqsut’s village corporation, Kuukpik Corporation, said in a statement it “continues to support balanced and environmentally responsible, feasible development.”Because the litigation is pending, both BLM and ConocoPhillips declined to comment.Share this story:last_img read more

Retailers push ftse to new high

first_img whatsapp Share Express KCS London’s index of blue-chip stocks climbed to a fresh record peak yesterday, held up by retailer such as Next, Dixons Carphone and Sports Direct. The FTSE 100 reached 7,111.72 during the day, before closing at 7,096.78. Tags: NULL whatsapp Retailers push ftse to new high Show Comments ▼ Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat is ‘Ranked-Choice Voting,’ the New System for New York’s MayoralFamily Proof Wednesday 15 April 2015 9:04 pmlast_img read more

News / Education the key to preventing dangerous links in e-commerce supply chains

first_img Detection and prevention via education is the most effective way to prevent the transport of dangerous goods or lithium batteries via e-commerce channels, according to the International Post Corporation (IPC).Postal services handle about 70% of the final mile of e-commerce deliveries, giving them a strong position from which to add layers of security.Liam O’ Sullivan, director operations for IPC, told delegates at the WCS in Dallas last week: “There are three elements to improving safety and security. Detection, education of sellers and education of frontline staff in post offices.“Returns is the smaller element, but the main risk is from the sellers themselves.“One of the challenges is different restrictions in different areas, but there is rigid screening. That can be disruptive, because it can delay a whole shipment, as you have to deconstruct it all to find the problem.”Mr O’Sullivan added that ultimately the platforms should be able to inform both buyers and sellers on a regional basis.“Regulatory information should show to the consumer [with particular country information]. Ideally, the consumers shouldn’t even see items that they can’t buy in their own country. Stopping goods at source is best.” © David Sandonato By Alex Lennane 23/03/2018center_img Lucas Kuehner, head of air freight at Panalpina, added: “It is a challenge to get sellers to understand the rules.“We won’t ship just anything, especially out of China and Hong Kong. Even small shipments potentially have a battery inside. Digitisation is desperately needed to help prevent this. We don’t want to stop this trade… just the bad stuff.”Increasing volumes could make this harder. Mr O’Sullivan added that postal organisations had upped their game as the e-commerce market had matured.“Once postal services got over the initial shock [of e-commerce] five years ago, planning has got much better.“November is a higher peak than December, and now January is big because of the massive logistical challenge for ecommerce providers, so they are trying to spread the load – which is also better for carriers.”But he added that carriers should expect to see continuously rising volumes.“By 2020, we are expecting to see the current cross-border flow triple. The challenge will be the middle bottleneck, from the supplier to the post.“There are also big drives towards e-commerce in Africa. We will see new lanes opening up, and new demand. Can business provide that link? That’s where the challenge is going to be.”Mr Kuehner said he didn’t think the industry was currently ready for far greater volumes.“We need more handlers – and for them to be adequately paid,” he said, in a slight dig at the airlines. “There are huge challenges coming. Huge infrastructure investment is needed, and that’s where forwarders come in. Let’s keep the integrators where they are, and eat some of their lunch.”E-commerce packages were best suited to postal operators, rather than the integrators, added Mr O’Sullivan.“Express operators are configured for larger packages. Postal operators are well suited to this. It’s like gas – the route is traveling anyway, irrespective of the volumes.”This route, however, has also attracted bad elements. The fast and simple e-commerce delivery channel has lured “many criminal organisations”, noted World Customs Organisation director of compliance Ana Hinojosa.“They are capitalising on e-commerce systems and sending drugs, weapons, counterfeit products, animal parts and cultural relics. They like the sheer volumes and fast networks of e-commerce.”last_img read more

News / Retailers eye ocean and rail as air freight rates rise with Golden Week

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 30/09/2020 Tomorrow marks the start of China’s Golden Week holiday and factory closures – which means air freight rates are expected to soar from the middle of the month, driving shippers to seek alternative modes.While the TAC Index (see below) is showing rates currently relatively stable, with slight rises into China, forwarders are reporting that air freight prices are on the increase again.“Especially out of Shanghai,” said one forwarder, “we’ve seen $0.60 to $0.70 rises in the past week or so.“There will be a lull until the factories are back, but there will be massive spikes from the middle to the end of October.” Masud Ahmed Sabuj, business development lead for Expo Freight, added: “The air market is rebounding quite strongly this week as many smaller product launches have started to ship, including the next-generation iWatch and iPad. The iPhone launch being delayed 30 days means a major capacity crunch mid-October.”One forwarder said cargo-only passenger aircraft were charging about $5 to $6 a kg, or $200,000 for 35 tonnes, and “it will probably go up”, he said, “with a 747 freighter probably going to go from $500,000 to nearer $1m.”He expected rates to almost double out of Asia, owing to high demand and diminished capacity.Freightos said its data showed that air cargo rates out of China have increased 15% on most lanes since the start of the month, and are now at about 40% of their May peak.With blocked space agreements effectively cancelled this year, multinational forwarders have been quick to snap up capacity for the third and fourth quarters at potentially high prices. Others are relying on relationships with carriers to secure capacity, said one.The US import market is also becoming tight, adding pressure to the European market as airlines switch capacity to the US, seeking higher yields.But the high air freight prices and lack of capacity are coming at a cost to carriers.“Our retail customers cannot afford air freight now,” said the forwarder. “Rates at $3 per kg add about $1.50 to a garment. If those rates double, that will add $3 to the price and that is the retailer’s margin. So there is no point in using air freight. You may as well just miss the sale.”He said that some shippers were turning to sea freight instead, but that market was still chaotic with additional blanked sailings at the moment because of Golden Week.“And there is still a lot of re-routing, with vessels missing port calls,” he added.PPE, for a while a bastion for air freight, has now almost entirely switched to ocean or rail, and he added: “Actually, lots of countries are now saturated with PPE, much of it is sitting at ports or in storage in Europe and the UK.”last_img read more

Punta Gorda council secures funding for flood prevention plan

first_imgPunta Gorda man gets 16 years in prison for selling drugs June 14, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement FPL working with Punta Gorda to launch electric charging station pilot program June 16, 2021 The estimated cost from start to finish is roughly four million dollars. The one million from the state will help a lot, Matthews said. The other portion of the project will be funded by the one cent sales tax and money from the general fund.The design and engineering phase cannot begin until the last piece of land is purchased. But the city is expecting construction to begin in fiscal year 2022. Punta Gorda walking bridge destroyed by suspected drunk driver June 9, 2021 Advertisement“Every time it rains, they get inundated with flooding water all over their neighborhood. There’s a lot of young families with children that live over there so we’re concerned about safety,” Mayor Matthews said.FEMA designates this area as a flood zone AE, meaning there’s a one percent chance of flooding annually, and a 26% chance over a 30 year mortgage.The goal is to install a retention pond. The city has already purchased some of the vacant lots, and is hoping to buy one more. PUNTA GORDA, Fla.– Relief is coming for residents in Punta Gorda. The Boca Grande Boulevard neighborhood experiences severe flooding every rain season, but the city has a plan to put a stop to the problem.The City Council has been asking the state legislature for money for several years. Mayor Lynne Matthews said their requests started out small. However, this year they went big by asking for one million dollars.She said the council was happily surprised to see their money appropriated in Governor Ron DeSantis’s approved budget Wednesday. AdvertisementTags: Punta Gorda RELATEDTOPICS Punta Gorda ordinance bans bad words on signs, clothing & more June 15, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Canadian capital markets issuance declined in first nine months

first_img Strong fundamentals to offset headwinds for dealers in 2021: Fitch James Langton Frothy markets to buoy Wall Street in 2021: Fitch Secondary offerings produced total proceeds of $19.5 billion from 212 deals in the first nine months of the year. This was down by 22.3% from the same period in 2017, while proceeds for preferred securities issues dropped by almost 50% year over year to $1.9 billion.The top equity underwriter so far this year is TD Securities, ranking first in equity and equity-related issuance, secondary offerings, common stock and preferred securities. BMO Capital Markets topped the league tables for initial public offerings, while Scotia Capital placed first in retail structured products, Thomson Reuters reports.Overall Canadian debt securities issuance for the first nine months of the year was $132.6 billion, which is down by 6.8% from the same period in 2017. In Q3 2018, debt proceeds dropped by 31.8% from Q2 2018, and the number of offerings fell by 23.4%.TD  ranked first in the debt rankings, leading the way in all debt offerings (including self-funded deals), domestic corporate debt and corporate Maple debt. National Bank Financial led the way in Canadian government debt issuance, while RBC Capital Markets placed first in all debt (excluding self-funded deals) and Citi ranked first in Canadian cross-border transactions. Canaccord joins S&P/TSX Composite index Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Overall issuance in Canadian debt and equity markets declined through the first nine months of the year, according to the latest data from Thomson Reuters.Overall equity issuance through the end of September was $23.9 billion, down by 24% from the same period a year ago, while the number of deals was essentially flat year over year. Total proceeds in the third quarter (Q3 2018) dropped by 48% from Q2 2018, and the number of deals dropped by 28.2%. Keywords Investment dealers Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Stock exchange board with abstract background alexmit/123RFlast_img read more

Heritage Trust Highlights Role of Trade Unions in Nation Building

first_imgRelatedHeritage Trust Highlights Role of Trade Unions in Nation Building RelatedHeritage Trust Highlights Role of Trade Unions in Nation Building Heritage Trust Highlights Role of Trade Unions in Nation Building UncategorizedOctober 9, 2006 RelatedHeritage Trust Highlights Role of Trade Unions in Nation Buildingcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), in observance of National Heritage week, today (October 9) staged the first of three cross-island lectures to highlight the role of trade unions in the development of the country.Delivering the lecture at the Jamaica Conference Centre, President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), Dwight Nelson, guided some 250 high school students from the corporate area through the history of trade unions and their impact on national development.Senator Nelson said “development of a nation required the preservation of our culture” because it is the essence of nationality. He said essentially, the role of the trade union movement has upheld the recognition of identity as key to independence and upward mobility.Noting the struggles of cultural icons such as freedom fighters who resisted labour exploitation as examples, Senator Nelson pointed out that beyond agitation for improved wages, the advancement of the national labour force has been the underpinning aim of trade unions in Jamaica.The lectures, facilitated by the Opposition Senator, is open to the public, and will be repeated at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Montego Bay on Tuesday, October 10, and on Thursday, October 12 at the Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville.The JNHT will also host the annual Heritage Expo at Seville Park in St. Ann on Wednesday, October 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be effigies of the national heroes, a lecture and demonstration on the evolution of Jamaican dance, a fashion show, and demonstrations of archeological finds. Advertisementslast_img read more

Air Jamaica Praised for 40 Years of Achievement

first_imgRelatedAir Jamaica Praised for 40 Years of Achievement RelatedAir Jamaica Praised for 40 Years of Achievement RelatedAir Jamaica Praised for 40 Years of Achievement Air Jamaica Praised for 40 Years of Achievement TransportApril 29, 2009center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Tourism, Hon Ed Bartlett, has urged Jamaicans in South Florida U.S.A to continue to support the national airline, Air Jamaica.Speaking at a Thanksgiving Service to mark the airline’s 40th anniversary, at the Christway Baptist Church, Miramar, he told the congregation of nearly 600 Jamaicans and friends, that he was confident that Air Jamaica would continue to forge ahead, despite the challenges.Mr. Bartlett said that the recent closure of service to several US gateways was a necessary adjustment, to enable it to become more efficient and competitive. Those decisions would, ultimately, position the airline to improve its results, ensuring a return to profitability.Referring to the growth of Jamaica’s tourism product, Mr. Bartlett said that it was equally important to grow the availability of airlift to the island, noting that the airline has had an immeasurable impact on the way Jamaica has grown into a world-class destination.He commended the staff for their contribution to the high level of repeat visitors, year after year.“Our airline is the first point of contact visitors have with our country, before they even touch down in Jamaica,” he pointed out.Air Jamaica’s Senior Director of Government Affairs and Community Mr. Will Rogers, echoed similar sentiments. He expressed appreciation to the Diaspora for contributing to the accomplishments.With respect to the divestment of Air Jamaica, Mr. Rogers said it was the intention to maintain its Jamaican authenticity through service and performance.A 35-year employee of Air Jamaica, Mr. Rogers also praised his staff for their outstanding performance over the years. He boasted of the impeccable safety record of the airline over four decades.Executive member of the New Testament Church of God for the Caribbean, Bishop Fedlyn Beason, described Air Jamaica as “personal property” for all Jamaicans.He said that 40 years was significant in biblical history and likened the “milestone” to a period of testing, trial, restoration, revival and renewal.Similar tributes were extended by Dr. Rupert Rhodd, of the Wolmer’s Alumni Association, expressing gratitude on behalf of some 40 alumni associations in South Florida. He was followed by Commissioner Winston Barnes, of the City of Miramar, and Mr. Bevon Earle, South Florida media personality.Also in attendance were Consul General Sandra Grant Griffiths, the Mayor of Lauderdale Lakes and representatives of the Diplomatic Corps in South Florida.The three-hour long service was punctuated with recitals of song and dance by the Christway Baptist Church Choir, the Jamaica Ex-Police Association Choir, the Tallawah Mento Band, the Sierra Norwood Church Children’s Choir, Steve Higgins and Friends, Joan Myers from the Grace Thrillers and soloist, Audley Beason.Immediately following the service, the Staff of Air Jamaica hosted a fellowship reception. Advertisementslast_img read more

Powerhouse Discovery Centre to become bigger and better

first_imgPowerhouse Discovery Centre to become bigger and better Minister of State, Minister for Planning and Public SpacesPart of the Powerhouse Museum’s incredible collection can now be displayed in Sydney’s Hills district following the approval of a $36 million expansion of the Museums Discovery Centre.Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the new state-of-the-art facility built on the Castle Hill site will increase the Museum’s accessible storage space by 30%, allowing for better community acess to even more classic Powerhouse artefacts.“This means the entire 500,000-piece Powerhouse collection will be housed and cared for on one site when not on display at Parramatta or Ultimo,” Mr Stokes said.“Whether you want to see the amazing collection of vintage cars, such as the classic Morris Minor, intricate textiles or NASA’s 2011 Curiosity Mars Rover, this display represents the great stories of Australian ingenuity.”Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said this new facility will cement the Discovery Centre’s position as a key pillar of the Powerhouse Museum, alongside the jewel in the crown – the Powerhouse Parramatta.“The expansion of the Museums Discovery Centre will increase opportunities for community and education programs, temporary exhibitions, tours and events for the people of NSW,” Mr Harwin said.“The facilities will also provide more opportunities for research and conservation work on the Powerhouse collection.”Member for Castle Hill Ray Williams said the expansion will boost public access to the site which is shared with the Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums.“This bolsters Castle Hill’s position as a cultural destination with three fantastic institutions on one site to entice visitors from across Sydney,” Mr Williams said.The expansion of the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill is designed by Lahznimmo Architects. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, community, conservation, Discovery, education, Government, Mars, Minister, NASA, New South Wales, NSW, Parramatta, planning, Powerhouse Museum, research, space, Sydney, Williamslast_img read more