Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgMedtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileMedTech Holdings is a manufacturing, retail, distribution and services company in Zimbabwe. The company operates in three market segments; fast-moving consumer goods, medical supplies and manufacturing of light industrial products. The FMCG division manufactures and markets personal care products, and the medical division produces pharmaceutical products for the wholesale distribution to retail pharmacies. It also supplies products for laboratories and services education and healthcare institutions. MedTech has retail outlets in Harare and Bulawayo, and a manufacturing plant the produces petroleum jelly and glycerin, health, beauty and personal hygiene products and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products for the local Zimbabwe market aswell as for export to Mozambique and Zambia through its subsidiary Baines Imaging Group. MedTech Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

£5k to invest in UK shares? I’d use these 3 steps to find the best FTSE 100 bargain stocks today

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares £5k to invest in UK shares? I’d use these 3 steps to find the best FTSE 100 bargain stocks today See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Finding the best FTSE 100 bargain shares could be a challenging, but rewarding, task for long-term investors. The index’s outlook may now be relatively volatile and uncertain after its recent market crash. However, this may present cheap UK shares that have the potential to deliver high returns.As such, now could be the right time to invest £5k, or any other amount, in companies with low valuations, wide economic moats and long-term growth potential. They could boost your portfolio’s performance and improve your financial position.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…FTSE 100 bargainsAssessing the value of FTSE 100 shares has become more difficult over recent months. Previously, forecasts may have been used and past profit figures considered when seeking to ascertain whether a stock offered good value for money. However, now that the economic outlook is much more difficult to predict, and some companies have experienced falling profitability, the task is more challenging.Despite this, it is possible to use factors such as past financial performance, asset values and the valuations of sector peers to gauge whether a business is fairly priced. Investors may then wish to obtain a wide margin of safety to protect themselves against a further stock market crash that could yet occur in the short run.Economic moatsFTSE 100 companies with an economic moat, or competitive advantage, may be in a stronger position to overcome the difficulties faced across many sectors at the present time. For example, they may have a unique product that enjoys relatively high demand, or a loyal customer base may mean that their sales performance is more consistent than that of their peers.Companies with economic moats may also be in a stronger position to benefit from a likely economic recovery. Although the prospects for UK shares may be downbeat in the short run due to risks such as a second wave of coronavirus cases, history suggests that they are likely to recover. By purchasing the best quality companies that have competitive advantages, you could reduce your risks and potentially improve your returns.Growth trendsIdentifying growth trends across the FTSE 100’s various sectors may prove to be a challenging task. The outlook for a number of industries has changed materially over recent months.However, a number of sectors are likely to experience strong long-term growth in demand due to ongoing global trends. For example, an ageing world population may mean that demand for healthcare products and services continues to rise over the coming years. Similarly, emerging markets could produce strong growth in demand for consumer goods over the coming years.By investing in companies that are likely to experience growing demand for their goods and services, it is possible to unearth the FTSE 100’s best bargains to boost your financial outlook. Peter Stephens | Friday, 26th June, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE last_img read more

Twitter Reacts to Harlequins Calling Replacements ‘Game Changers’

first_img Twitter Reacts to Harlequins Calling Replacements ‘Game Changers’It all began with Eddie Jones and England. In February of last year, as England waded through the Six Nations, the Australian coach repeatedly referred to his substitutes bench as ‘finishers’. Eventually official match squad announcements carried the moniker too.  Successful psychological tool or not, the move caused a fair few jokes.Now Harlequins have taken the trend a step further.In naming their squad for a friendly against Jersey Reds this weekend, their head of rugby, Paul Gustard – who was defence coach under Jones when the ‘finishers’ chat came in – made a name change of his own. Instead of listing replacements, they were called ‘game changers.’Yes, you read that right.Related: Meet John Mitchell, who could replace Gustard with EnglandIn the same announcement, Gustard said: “We are very excited about the season ahead and have had a positive pre-season at Surrey Sports Park to date with the squad training with great energy and enthusiasm.“Now we have the chance to put the hard work we have invested on the training field into practice against a very accomplished Jersey Reds side as we continue to build and get stronger towards the start of the season on 1st September. It will be a good challenge against a big, powerful team and I am looking forward to seeing what this group of players can do for Harlequins.”So far so positive. But the reaction online has been… well, slightly different. Game changers: Harlequins after defeating Wasps last season So, Harlequins calling their eight replacements ‘game changers’. A small prize for anybody coming up with an even better name. I thought ‘Fairy Dust Sprinklers’ could catch on?— Steve Parrett (@Steve_Parrett) August 10, 2018 The London club have rebranded their subs bench… causing much mirth online The Quins replacements may well go on to change games, time and again. Who knows, the phrase could become engrained in rugby lexicon. After all, ‘sweeping the sheds’ – the simple act of tidying up the changing rooms after you use them – has become a global rugby trend that is said to encapsulate ‘culture’, ‘team ethic’ and ‘humility’. Maybe it is as simple as calling the subs ‘game changers’…Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Nicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa

first_imgNicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura RegenerativaSave this projectSaveNicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa Projects Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 31 Share CopyAbout this officeTaller 13OfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBenito JuárezMexicoPublished on April 16, 2014Cite: “Nicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa” [Nicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa] 16 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave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 Architects: Taller 13 Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/495596/nicolas-san-juan-taller-13-arquitectura-regenerativa Clipboard Save this picture!© Rafael GamoText description provided by the architects. Nicolás San Juan is a housing project for ecological apartments located in Colonia del Valle. In addition to a good location, this neighborhood has tree-lined streets, parks and gardens where residents can stroll in one of the neighborhoods with more green areas of the city. Save this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesThe concept is based on interlocking flows of energy and material with patterns that govern the natural world, that is, to create a home with a high environmental performance.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThe project has 7 apartments in 2 and 3 levels and double heights, with an exceptional environmental performance. The project has terraced urban gardens where food and ornamental plants are produced. Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe project has a responsible program for waste management and recycling. Rainwater is collected by a cascade type system, treated in a treatment plant and reused in toilets and terraces. The interior walls between apartments are made from straw bales, and the structure is inspired in native trees found in the area, optimizing the amount of material and its resistance.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected ProjectsCasa da Musica / OMASelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Cda. Nicolás San Juan 27, Del Valle Centro, Benito Juarez, 03100 Benito Juárez, Federal District, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/495596/nicolas-san-juan-taller-13-arquitectura-regenerativa Clipboard Apartmentscenter_img “COPY” Structure:Raul de VillafrancaConstruction:Factor EficienciaStructural Engineering:Arco RadialBuilding Services:Plastic PlumbersSite Management:PCC ConstruccionesProject Architects:Patricio Guerrero, David Mandujano, Eduardo Palomino, Ruben Coxca, Belinda Garcia, Paulina Garcia, Luis Garcia, Miguel Mercado, Rafael HopProject Management:Elias Cattan, Yair Wolff, Allan BetechCity:Benito JuárezCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess Specs 2009 Year:  “COPY” Nicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa CopyApartments•Benito Juárez, Mexico Mexicolast_img read more

Apartment in the Heart of Poblenou / m-i-r-a architecture

first_img “COPY” Year:  Apartment in the Heart of Poblenou / m-i-r-a architecture Spain “COPY” Photographs Save this picture!© Del Rio Bani+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Share Apartment in the Heart of Poblenou / m-i-r-a architectureSave this projectSaveApartment in the Heart of Poblenou / m-i-r-a architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953364/apartment-in-the-heart-of-poblenou-m-i-r-a-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officem-i-r-a architectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsBarcelonaOn FacebookSpainPublished on December 16, 2020Cite: “Apartment in the Heart of Poblenou / m-i-r-a architecture” [Un oasis en el corazón del Poblenou / m-i-r-a architecture] 16 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Area:  97 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyApartments, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•Barcelona, Spain Photographs:  Del Rio BaniSave this picture!© Del Rio BaniRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. An Oasis in the Heart of Poblenou The, once industrial, district of Poblenou in Barcelona has been rejuvenated in recent years. Chimneys which once pumped out smoke have halted, and factories lie quiet: converted into modern bars and start-ups. Poblenou has maintained its grungy, industrial feel – but refashioned itself into something fresh and contemporary. DOD Building has captured this character in their most recent project: a top-floor apartment in the heart of this innovative district. Working with m-i-r-a architects, they have created a space which feels as connected to the city as it does to the sky and the natural world. Whilst the use of materials such as concrete, iron, and brick give a nod to the area’s industrial past, the architects combine the man-made with the outdoors; elements of nature, woven into the property, give the sensation of a tranquil oasis above the bustling city.Save this picture!© Del Rio BaniSave this picture!© Del Rio BaniSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Del Rio BaniVisitors are met by calm, neutral tones. The clean-finished, concrete flooring runs seamlessly through the property, meeting the large window frames, made of light wood, harmoniously bridging the transition to the outdoors. Warmth enters the space via the sunlight cascading in from expansive windows, blending inside with outside, urban with nature. The architects invited the sky into this top-floor loft, by introducing skylights in meaningful places: where there is water, there is sky. Above the sink in the kitchen, the bath, and the shower, light shines in. It reflects off the water, reminiscent of naturally lit waterfalls, lakes, and streams. There exists a clear flow, with no jarring shifts in the energy between rooms: one conscientiously calm space which gently changes from outside, to bedroom, flowing to kitchen, melting into living room, and transforming back into outside. A wooden terrace area, which runs around the property, can be accessed by vast window-doors at either end of the apartment, giving the impression of a balanced circle – a space which is as much outdoors as in. Wooden planters line the terrace and conceal the surrounding rooftops, creating a secluded retreat from densely populated urban life.Save this picture!© Del Rio BaniSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Del Rio BaniTextured natural materials: cotton, wicker, and wood, compliment the smooth finish of the floor and walls, whilst the abstract shapes of the plants on the terrace make them a feature throughout the property. Visible from most areas, the green vegetation pulls the spectator into nature. Original features have been maintained and updated, incorporating and preserving aspects of the traditional Catalan architecture, resulting in a build that feels like an organic part of Barcelona and its heritage. The traditional, undulating, vaulted ceiling creates an engaging statement, whilst the original brickwork has been left partially exposed; this adds texture, whilst reaffirming the connection between the apartment and its historically industrial setting.Save this picture!© Del Rio BaniSave this picture!© Del Rio BaniProject gallerySee allShow lessH7 House / COOMA ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsZhuhai Museum / gmp ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: m-i-r-a architecture Area Area of this architecture project 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953364/apartment-in-the-heart-of-poblenou-m-i-r-a-architecture Clipboard Apartmentslast_img read more

Quick Assessment Tool for Charity Digital Code launches

first_img Tagged with: Digital  163 total views,  1 views today Quick Assessment Tool for Charity Digital Code launches On the day of the Charity Digital Code’s launch, a quick assessment tool has also launched to help charities determine where they currently stand and where digital can help.The Digital Collective and digital fundraising solutions provider Hubbub Fundraising have created the The Digital Charity Code Quick Assessment Tool to enable charities to answer how they already meet the Code’s standards, and where digital offers them the biggest opportunities.Martin Francis Campbell, CIO of World Vision UK, and digital charity specialist at Hubbub fundraising, said:“As charities, we often focus digital thinking on the nuts and bolts of websites and marketing, and can miss the bigger opportunities presented by adopting digital at the heart of the organisation.  I’m really pleased to see that the Charity Digital Code is focused around leadership, strategy and culture.“One of the biggest challenges is that digital is a moving target, in fact it moves so fast that someone who’s been in a certain charity for a just few years may have a very different view of what good digital looks like than someone who’s just moved across from the charity sector.”By using the code and the Quick Assessment tool, charities can use a common reference point for what good digital looks like and see straightaway where they can most quickly take valuable steps forward.As well as giving individual feedback to the recipient, the creators are hoping the Quick Assessment Tool will be used to share a picture of how the individuals within a charity might be aligned in one area but have differing views in another. The tool also asks participants permission to include their submission into a benchmark report, which will track how the sector as a whole is responding to the raised expectations of supporters and beneficiaries.Campbell added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  164 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 15 November 2018 | News “By allowing charities to see where we stand both in respect of each other and in respect to our own agreed best practice, I hope that the Quick Assessment Tool will help charities to start having the conversations needed at a senior level which will deliver the kind of transformative growth into the sector that, so far, we’ve really only seen digital deliver in the commercial sector.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Global death toll surpasses one million

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, MATT ZARRELL, IVAN PEREIRA and MARC NATHANSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than one million people worldwide.Over 33.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.1 million diagnosed cases and at least 204,778 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 809,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 758,000 cases and over 700,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least nine of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here’s how the news developed Monday. All times Eastern:Sep 28, 11:47 pmWeekly cases up more than 9% but deaths down slightlyNew COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are continuing to climb, while the death rate declined slightly from last week, according to an internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News.Twenty-six states and territories are seeing an upward trajectory of new cases, with 17 seeing cases go down and 13 experiencing a plateau, the memo said.The 309,070 new cases reported during the week of Sept. 21-27 represent a 9.1% increase over the previous seven-day period, said the memo.The 5,304 deaths recorded during the week is a 0.3% decrease from the previous week.The nation’s test-positivity rate was unchanged at 4.4%, according to the memo.Sep 28, 10:19 pmChicago easing restrictions on restaurants, barsChicago officials are loosening COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants, bars, and other select businesses.Citing a drop in the city’s daily case rate, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that establishments with indoor seating will be able to serve at 40% of capacity, up from the 25% capacity those establishments had been limited to.Bars will be able to operate at up to 25% capacity, and fitness classes will be able to admit up to 15 participants, as part of the updated regulations.The new rules will go into effect on Thursday.Sep 28, 9:14 pmGlobal death toll surpasses 1 millionThe coronavirus has killed over 1 million people worldwide, according to data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.By comparison, six U.S. states have a population under a million people, as do three dozen nations including Fiji, Guyana, Luxembourg, Iceland and the Bahamas.The global death toll reached half a million at the end of June, more than five months after the first COVID-19 related death was recorded in China. It took three months for that number to double worldwide.The United States leads the world in deaths, with over 205,000 fatalities and counting. Brazil has the second most deaths with over 141,000 and counting.The two previous major global pandemics, the 1957-1958 H2N2 pandemic and the 1968 H3N2 pandemic, each also killed around 1 million people worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The 1918 Spanish flu, the worst pandemic in modern times, killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. Sep 28, 8:09 pm9th ICE detainee dies of coronavirusRepresentatives from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday that a 56-year-old man who was in their custody died from COVID-19 in a Louisiana hospital.Romien Jally was the ninth ICE detainee reported to die from the virus, as well as the 22nd person to die in ICE custody this fiscal year — the highest number of deaths in ICE custody in the last 15 years.There were only eight reported deaths of ICE detainees during the previous fiscal year, according to the agency.Jally initially entered the U.S. lawfully on October 24, 2003, in Honolulu, Hawaii, under the Compact of Free Association as a nonimmigrant, ICE said.He was arrested on May 1 on sex assault charges and was ordered to be deported to the Marshall Islands on Aug 4, according to ICE.Jally was diagnosed with the virus on Aug. 25.Sep 28, 5:39 pmCruise ship crew members test positive off coast of GreeceTUI Cruises confirmed to ABC News that a dozen crew members on a ship off the coast of Greece tested positive for the coronavirus.The 12 members of the “Mein Schiff 6” crew are asymptomatic and were isolated from other passengers and crew, the company said in a statement. TUI Cruises resumed cruise operations in late July in Germany and started sailing in Greece on Sept. 13, according to a spokesperson.“To rule out any unlikely case of infections, the persons concerned are currently being tested again with our PCR rapid test device on board. The majority of the results already came out to be negative (9 out of 12),” the company said in a statement.The ship will stick with its original itinerary and sail to Piraeus tomorrow, the company said in a statement.ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Sep 28, 2:03 pm120 million rapid COVID-19 tests to be made available to lower-income countriesAt least 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for the coronavirus will be made available, at a maximum cost of $5 per test, to lower- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday.Manufacturers Abbot and SD Biosenser reached an agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to “make 120 million of these new, highly portable and easy-to-use rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests available over a period of six months,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said,The tests were currently priced at a maximum of $5 each but were expected to become cheaper, according to Tedros.“This will enable the expansion of testing, particularly in hard-to-reach areas that do not have laboratory facilities or enough trained health workers to carry out tests,” Tedros said.“This is a vital addition to the testing capacity and especially important in areas of high transmission,” he added.ABC News’ Sohel Uddin contributed to this report.Sep 28, 1:54 pmNY sees positive test rate increase in multiple countiesNew York state is seeing elevated positive test rates in Brooklyn’s Kings County, Orange County and Rockland County, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday.State officials are doing a zip code analysis to track the clusters.Cuomo referred to Brooklyn as a “major contributor” to the positive test rate increase during his Monday press briefing.The governor also noted an elevated positive test rate in the state’s southern tier that was caused by three separate clusters of cases: a nursing home in Steuben County, a church gathering in Chemung County and a pub in Broome County.The state announced an additional 834 positive tests on Monday out of 52,936 tests reported — a positivity rate of 1.5%.There were also 11 new coronavirus-related deaths reported, Cuomo said.New York City health officials warned last week of troubling spikes in cases in six neighborhoods across Brooklyn and Queens that were “cause for significant concern.”The neighborhoods include Kew Gardens and Far Rockaway in Queens, Williamsburg in Brooklyn and a separate section of Brooklyn including Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst that health officials are calling the “Ocean Parkway Cluster.”Sep 28, 10:41 amRussia reports over 8,000 new cases for 1st time since mid-JulyRussia confirmed 8,135 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, the country’s highest single-day increase since mid-July.An additional 61 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded in the past day, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Russia’s cumulative total now stands at 1,159,573 confirmed cases and 20,385 deaths.Almost 27% of the newly confirmed cases — 2,217 — were registered in the capital, Moscow.The daily number of new infections has been on the rise in Russia this month, suggesting the country is entering the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that is hitting Europe. Unlike other European nations, however, Russia has effectively returned to near-normal life in recent months with few restrictions observed.Bars, cinemas, nightclubs and restaurants have reopened while social distancing rules exist more or less only on paper. Although face masks are mandatory on public transportation in Moscow and other major cities, few people seem to oblige and police are not enforcing it for now. Still, some shops have been shut down in the capital for failing to observe quarantine rules.Last week, amid the surge of new cases, Moscow’s mayor issued new advice recommending people older than 65 as well as at-risk groups to stay at home. Employers have also been requested to allow as many people as possible to work from home. Meanwhile, Russia’s public health watchdog has called on people to congregate less in public places.Over the weekend, Russia’s top medical adviser said the growth in cases was expected as it’s primarily the result of colder weather and the start of the traditional flu season.However, the health system in Saint Petersburg is already showing signs of strain. A long queue of ambulances has appeared outside a COVID-19 hospital in the city, as it did during the height of the country’s epidemic in April. Officials said last week that just 6% of the city’s hospital beds remain free.Last month, Russia became the first country in the world to officially register a COVID-19 vaccine and declare it ready for use. The Russian government approved the vaccine before completing its final Phase III trial, eliciting criticism from experts around the globe.ABC News Alina Lobzina and Patrick Reevell contributed to this report.Sep 28, 8:19 am‘We’re not in a good place,’ Fauci warnsThe United States is “not in a good place” as some areas report upticks in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert.“As we get into the fall and the winter, you really want the level of community spread to be as low as you possibility get it,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, told ABC News in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.“There’s certainly parts of the country that are doing well,” he added. “But … there are states that are starting to show uptick in cases and even some increases in hospitalizations in some states. And, I hope not but, we very well might start seeing increases in deaths.”“You don’t want to be in a position like that as the weather starts getting cold,” he warned. “So we really need to intensify the public health measures that we talk about all the time.”When asked about Florida’s recent decision to ease restrictions by reopening bars and restaurants, Fauci called it “very concerning.”“That is something that we really need to be careful about, because when you’re dealing with community spread and you have the kind of congregate setting where people get together particularly without masks, you’re really asking for trouble,” he said. “Now’s the time actually to double down a bit.”That doesn’t mean another shutdown, he noted.“We’re not talking about shutting anything down. We’re talking about common sense type of public health measures that we’ve been talking about all along,” he said. “Obviously, if things really explode you’d have to consider that. But we want to do everything we possibly can to avoid an absolute shutdown.”As the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic edges closer to one million, Fauci warned that the situation is “very serious.”“You got to take it very seriously,” he said.Sep 28, 6:43 amBars, restaurants close in Marseille area amid rising infectionsBars and restaurants in the French port city of Marseille and nearby Aix-en-Provence were forced to shut their doors on Sunday night for a week, as part of local measures to stem rising COVID-19 infections.The situation will be reassessed after seven days, and the closures could be extended another week. The affected businesses are allowed to operate delivery and take-out services in the meantime.“The virus is still circulating, and our battle continues,” French Health Minister Olivier Veran wrote on Twitter Sunday. “I understand the anger at the closure of bars [and] restaurants in Marseille, Aix, and the time limits in other cities. But this decision is neither final nor arbitrary: it limits the spread of the virus [and] avoids the saturation of hospitals.”Bars and restaurant owners in Marseille took to the streets Monday to protest the closures. One protester held a sign that read, “Veran killed me.”France is not the only country seeing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Other European nations including Spain and the United Kingdom are also grappling with growing outbreaks.Sep 28, 7:53 amMissouri again reports record-high COVID-19 hospitalizationsThere were 1,125 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 across Missouri on Sunday, the highest number the U.S. state has reported since the start of the pandemic.It was the third straight day that Missouri had logged a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. There were 1,068 patients on Friday and 1,101 on Saturday, according to data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.Overall, Missouri has confirmed 123,406 COVID-19 cases with 2,063 deaths. The state’s seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 tests stands at 11.8%, according to the health department.Sep 28, 5:55 amUS reports nearly 37,000 new casesThere were 36,919 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Sunday’s tally is well below the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.An additional 266 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Sunday, down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 7,115,338 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 204,758 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has hovered around 40,000 in recent weeks.An internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Friday night shows that the number of new cases recorded in the United States is continuing to increase significantly while the number of new deaths is decreasing substantially in week-over-week comparisons.Sep 28, 4:55 amIndia’s case count tops six millionIndia confirmed another 82,170 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing its tally soaring past six million.An additional 1,039 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded. The country’s cumulative total now stands at 6,074,703 confirmed cases and 95,542 deaths, according to the latest data from the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.India is only the second country in the world to surpass six million total cases. The vast county of 1.3 billion people has the highest COVID-19 infection rate of anywhere in the world. It’s expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit nation within the coming weeks, overtaking the United States, where more than 7.1 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19.India also has the highest number of recovered COVID-19 patients in the world, with more than five million people who have survived the disease. The country’s recovery rate stands at 82%, according to the health ministry.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HR Hartley

first_img Comments are closed. We must get to grips with the mundaneSomeone once said that Hell was just as likely to be found in clean,carpeted, warm and well-lit offices, populated by quiet men with white collarsand cut fingernails, as it was to be filled with little demons with pitchforks. It may have been CS Lewis, or it may have been the HR staff sitting aroundyou as they field yet another call on some trivial work issue. One of my darling team said they were sick of people phoning them up toanswer trivial questions when they could be ‘getting proactive’. I took this individual aside and in my own inimitable fashion told them tobloody well stop whingeing. Surely being proactive would involve puttingsystems in place to ensure that staff stopped asking you if the death of theirbudgie merited a couple of weeks off? Does the phrase ‘a bad workman always blames his tools’ spring to mind?Thank the Lord that things such as statute books remain firmly closed to my HRteam. The last thing I want is my HR staff trying to take on complicated thingssuch as legislative changes, when they can’t even successfully persuade workersto look on the intranet or read their employee manual. Sorry guys – you are in a people service, and the long and short of it isthat people are morons who need to be taken by the hand and led from the cradleto the grave. So take a deep breath, fix that HR smile on your face and come towork every day prepared to go walkies. Hartley, our new weekly columnist with strong opinion, is an HR directorat large Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article HR HartleyOn 16 Mar 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Compass buys Glide, RE transaction management platform

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink All Glide user and transaction data will be kept separate from Compass’ brokerage services so that competitors’ data won’t be accessible. The company also updated its privacy policy and plans to hire an independent privacy expert to ensure the data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, according to a blog post by Glide co-founder and CEO Sebastian Tonkin.This marks the first acquisition by Compass since the firm went public at a $7 billion valuation on April 1.Before its IPO, Compass spent more than $300 million to acquire brokerages and tech companies with the goal of scaling its business. Some of its biggest purchases include the real estate brokerage Pacific Union International for $83.3 million, and startup Modus Technologies for $70 million.Contact Cordilia James Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and Glide CEO Sebastian Tonkin (Getty, Linkedin)Compass is getting its latest tech fix.Just a few weeks after going public, the brokerage announced that it would acquire San Francisco-based Glide Labs, a real estate transaction management platform.More than 60,000 industry professionals in California, including Compass agents, already use the platform, which streamlines transaction management, digital disclosures, eSignatures and other forms agents typically need during home purchases.Compass hopes to grow that number by expanding the platform across the country and adding new features and functionalities, according to a press release.ADVERTISEMENTCompass declined to disclose how much it plans to spend on the deal, which is expected to close in the next few days, according to the press release.Glide says that its platform is used in more than half of California residential real estate transactions, with more than 60 realtor associations and MLS organizations offering it as a member benefit. The platform will remain available to any agent regardless of brokerage affiliation.Read moreHoward Hanna accuses Compass of poaching agents, stealing trade secrets Why software is eating the home This is your home on tech Share via Shortlink Message* compassReal Estate TechnologyResidential Real Estate Full Name* Tags Email Address*last_img read more