McArthur reminds operators of responsibilities amid Covid-19

first_img Email Address Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Strategy Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Regions: UK & Ireland McArthur reminds operators of responsibilities amid Covid-19 British Gambling Commission chair Neil McArthur issued a message to online gambling operators, reminding them of the importance of consumer protection and responsible marketing amid the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)McArthur (pictured) said that, given the massive increase in people who will be at home for most of the day, licensees must make sure their standards of consumer protection remain as high as possible. There had already been a notable increase in activity around online slots, poker, casino gaming and virtual sports, he noted.“Protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed by gambling has always been a major priority and we are very mindful – as you should be – of the fact that the risks of harm arising from online gambling have increased as a result of recent events,” McArthur said.As a result, he reminded licensees that they must act responsibly, particularly around affordability checks.In addition, he said they must be mindful of the fact that customers may be facing financial uncertainty or loneliness and anxiety at this time. Operators were advised to step in as soon as players showed signs of harmful behaviour.The Commission chief also told operators and affiliates to ensure their marketing efforts are socially responsible. He said marketing efforts must not “exploit the current situation for marketing purposes” and operators should “be very cautious” when cross-selling players on new verticals after the cancellation of all major sports.In addition, McArthur reminded licensees of the importance of compliance with licence conditions and codes of practice.“If we see irresponsible behaviour we will step in immediately,” he said. “So, whilst I know that the current climate is unprecedented, gambling operators must play their part in making sure that people are kept safe.”The impact of the pandemic is also being monitored by the regulator’s programme director for industry insight Ben Haden, who is collating all information on its effects for a report.The McArthur’s intervention came after the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) this week called on the industry to impose a £50 daily spending limit for customers during the pandemic.“As our daily life becomes increasingly restricted and bars, pubs and entertainment venues close, many millions of people will now be at home with time on their hands,” the group wrote in a letter to trade association the Betting and Gaming Council. “Many will turn to the mini casino on their mobile phone for entertainment. Some of these will never have considered online gambling before; others will have spent years trying to avoid it.”Yesterday, APPG chair Carolyn Harris told iGB that she had already had many people inform her that they were being “inundated” with emails and texts from operators, tempting them to gamble online.“This is not the right time to be stepping up marketing operations,” Harris said. “The providers need to be behaving responsibly and I think a £50 cap would demonstrate this.” 26th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Casino & games British Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur issued a message to online gambling operators, reminding them of the importance of consumer protection and responsible marketing amid the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

House of Courts / DADA & Partners

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard P Arora & Associates Pvt Ltd Photographs Sugan Lal Contractors Area:  6000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project House of Courts / DADA & PartnersSave this projectSaveHouse of Courts / DADA & Partners Building Contractor: “COPY” “COPY” PSI energy, Gaurav Shorey, PSI Energy Manufacturers: Toto, thyssenkrupp, ALCOI, Dorma, Sollfege Year:  Architects: DADA & Partners Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Lightzone India+ 23Curated by Hana Abdel Share Energy and Sustainable Consultants: CopyAbout this officeDADA & PartnersOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOffice ArchitectureMixed Use ArchitectureGurugramOn FacebookBrick HousesIndiaPublished on May 24, 2021Cite: “House of Courts / DADA & Partners” 24 May 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses, House Interiors•Gurugram, India Projects 2020 Lopez Design Studio, DADA & Partners Structure: Interior Design: Photographs:  Lightzone India Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House of Courts / DADA & Partners India ArchDaily Mixed Use Architecture Principal Architect:Mukul AroraProject Manager:Nivedita SaigalJunior Architects:Saurabh Syal, Debdeep DamArchitects:DADA & PartnersFurniture Design:Lopez Design StudioSolar Energy Consultant:Bhambri enterprisesHome Automation System:SollfegeAluminum Work:ALCOI Building SystemsSteel Fabrication:Usmaan Steel worksCity:GurugramCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lightzone IndiaRecommended ProductsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WHealthcare ApplicationsBradley Corporation USACase Study: Restrooms at Englewood HospitalWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. This 500 Sq.m Urban plot is programmed as a sustainable live-work unit with the lower two levels as the studio space and the upper two as their family residence. The most fundamental ambition that generated this live-work typology was to pull the Sky into the lower work floors and to push the Earth upwards to the upper levels of habitation.Save this picture!© Lightzone IndiaThe urban residence is defined by the three voids that punctuate built mass to varying depths. These courts help carve out highly private open spaces and yet deeply connect the residents with the rhythm of the sun and wind outside. The east and west facing courts straddle the center of the house and fill up the heart of the home with dramatically and constantly shifting light and shade.Save this picture!© Lightzone IndiaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Lightzone IndiaA lantern like, steel and glass stair hall, connects the first floor residence with the street level entrance. As one ascends through the concrete and brick clad sculptural volume and towards the upper foyer, it reveals the north facing prayer space. A precarious hanging cast-in-situ concrete ‘cross’ anchors this nebulous space. The family lounge and dining are flanked on either side by the screened east and west court. The west court, is designed as an earth-filled concrete vessel. This raised court complete with a mature Gulmohar tree, connects the upper level residence with the terra-firma. Save this picture!© Lightzone IndiaSave this picture!Section 02The second floor holds the master bedroom, children’s bedrooms, and the upper family lounge with large windows opening out to the east and west courts. All three bedrooms are positioned along either of the courts and the outer face as well, allowing for ample light and cross ventilation.Save this picture!© Lightzone IndiaThe design took the early modernist brick and concrete design vocabulary and adorned it with a metal tectonic to get to a more contemporary and lighter tectonic. Throughout the residence and the office, the bespoke detailing of elements such as staircase, metal railing, concrete panel walls, brick patterns, Kota flooring with brass inlay, are focused in reviving the craftsmanship and detailing. The most commonly used finishing materials end up evoking a higher sensory experience.Save this picture!AxoThe use of unpretentious early modernist material and the oscillation sun created a constantly changing scenery inside the house and momentary drama unfold in ordinary spaces otherwise designed for daily life.Save this picture!© Lightzone IndiaProject gallerySee allShow lessJW Marriott Hotel / GenslerSelected ProjectsGarden House Escandón / CPDA ArquitectosSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

YHA loses one-fifth of turnover

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guardian reports that the Youth Hostel Association has experienced a drop in turnover of £6 million, or one fifth, in the past year.The Guardian reports that the Youth Hostel Association has experienced a drop in turnover of £6 million, or one fifth, in the past year. Like other rural businesses the Association has been very badly hit by the impact of foot and mouth disease.Read Big cuts forced on youth hostels by Peter Hetherington at SocietyGuardian. Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 January 2002 | News YHA loses one-fifth of turnover  15 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 Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Syria defends itself against imperialist onslaught

first_imgThe fighting in Syria is shaping up as a military showdown between the Syrian army on one side and “rebel” fighters openly backed by the U.S.-NATO imperialist powers, along with Israel, on the other. These “rebels” are being armed directly through NATO-member Turkey and the Qatari and Saudi Arabian monarchies.U.S. imperialism and the other NATO powers — that is, the former colonialist powers that still dominate the world — are on one side of the battle for Syria. At this point, the only contending force is the Syrian national army directed by the Assad government. For anti-imperialist and working-class forces, the only choice is to defend the Syrian government against imperialism.The Western imperialist powers have targeted the Syrian state for regime change because it is one of the few states in the region with some independence from the imperialists, because it is allied with Iran and with the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon, and because it has supported Palestinian self-determination.According to Gen. Wesley Clark, in his book, “Winning Modern Warfare,” every country in the Northwest Africa/Southwest Asia region with some measure of independence from imperialism has been on Washington’s hit list since September 2001: “beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan.”This strategy has nothing to do with democracy or human rights or with the wishes of the Syrian people. It is aimed at imperialist conquest of the oil-rich region.The corporate media in the imperialist countries have waged an intense propaganda war against the Assad government since protests started in March 2011. They blamed the regime for massacres of civilians even where they knew there was conflicting evidence, as in the town of Houla. The media published opposition press releases as if these were facts.Despite the media’s overall anti-Assad bias, some reports are finally beginning to reveal the extent of U.S.-led Western intervention and the armed opposition’s crimes.U.S. role revealedUntil now, the U.S. administration had played down its meddling in the Syrian fighting except in the diplomatic arena and especially in the United Nations. Republican militarists like Sen. John McCain have even criticized the U.S. policy as being too cautious and called for military intervention.This changed as August began. The following story was reported throughout the media: “President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, U.S. officials told CNN on [Aug. 1]. The secret order, referred to as an intelligence ‘finding,’ allows for clandestine support by the CIA and other agencies.” (CNN, Aug. 1)“White House Press Secretary Jay Carney did not deny that the United States is helping the Syrian rebels,” said a Voice of America report on Aug. 2.Anyone closely following the events in Syria would have known of the U.S. role. Veteran Washington Post editorialist and executive, David Ignatius, who has a direct line to the CIA, had already revealed in his July 18 column, that “the CIA has been working with the Syrian opposition for several weeks under a non-lethal directive that allows the United States to evaluate groups and assist them with command and control. Scores of Israeli intelligence officers are also operating along Syria’s border, though they are keeping a low profile.”Ignatius undoubtedly was briefed by the CIA before writing these words. A veteran of 42 years with the CIA, Melvin Goodman, now with the Center for International Policy, has called Ignatius “the mainstream media’s apologist for the Central Intelligence Agency.” (The Public Record, July 16, 2009)The New York Times on Aug. 5 also spelled out the State Department and Pentagon’s plans for material and propaganda aid for the Syrian opposition: “The planning is being closely coordinated with regional allies like Turkey, Jordan and Israel, and it coincides with an expansion of overt and covert American and foreign assistance to Syria’s increasingly potent rebel fighters.”The Times notes that the “administration has authorized $25 million in direct assistance for medical supplies and communication equipment to help the fighters and civilian opponents of Mr. Assad coordinate their activities and, crucially, disseminate reports about the fighting to the rest of the world.”The administration denies supplying weapons, but in any case, the Times continues, “Other countries, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are providing weapons, assisted by a small number of officers from the Central Intelligence Agency who are vetting the fighters receiving them and working with State Department officials trying to unify the fighters with political leaders inside and outside the country.”The Times also reported in the same article that “the American ambassador to Syria, Robert S. Ford, who closed the embassy in Damascus in February — and is now based in Washington — met in Cairo last week with more than 250 Syrians to shape plans for the inchoate opposition groups to form a transitional government.”Ford was appointed ambassador in January 2011. He is a protégé of John Negroponte, who organized death squads in El Salvador during that country’s civil war. Ford was Ambassador Negroponte’s number two in Iraq in 2004-05, where he again organized terror squads, that time to tear apart Iraqi society and sow sectarian hatred in order to divide the Iraqi resistance.British imperialism is also involved. A British newspaper on July 22 reported: “The Daily Mail can reveal some rebels inside Damascus have been trained by former SAS [Special Air Service, a corps of the British army] soldiers working for teams of private security contractors from two companies based in the Middle East.”These reports clarify that the U.S. is coordinating its NATO and regional allies in an all-out attack on Syria much as it did on Libya in 2011. One difference is that Russia and China have so far resisted U.S.-NATO efforts to get a United Nations Security Council mandate for military intervention. In Libya, such a vote opened the door to a months-long NATO bombing campaign that eventually ground down the forces supporting Moammar Gadhafi’s legitimate Libyan government.After the George W. Bush administration’s negative experience sending in tens of thousands of U.S. troops to occupy Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon and the Obama administration appear to have shifted gears. They are minimizing ground forces even as they continue efforts to reconquer the former colonial countries. The ultimate version of this strategy is the drone war — using pilotless planes to hunt and kill.The Pentagon used this model based on air power in 1999 to destroy Yugoslavia and in 2011 in Libya. War and subversion in Libya put its oil and gas in the hands of the Western monopolies, with no casualties among imperialist troops.The downside is that instead of a stable puppet ruling Libya, NATO has left much of post-Gadhafi North Africa destabilized. In Syria, too, it is unlikely the imperialists will have complete control of the anti-Assad forces. However, they are going through with this strategy whatever the costs to the Syrian people.Al-Qaida-type forces in AleppoIn the fighting around the two major Syrian cities, Damascus and Aleppo, an ever-greater role is being played by al-Qaida-like groups of fighters. These include mercenaries from Afghanistan, Chechnya and Libya that even some anti-Assad fighters admit make up as much as 10 percent of the forces. One of these groups of mercenaries uploaded a video on Aug. 3 showing them executing people who supported the Assad government.The imperialists call these groups their “enemies” in the so-called war on terror, as they spread prejudice against all Muslims, persecuting them in the U.S. and Europe. However, by conspiring for “regime change” in Syria, the Western powers have created a situation where these al-Qaida-like forces can flourish.These groups get special treatment from the Saudi Arabian and Qatari funders and they are well armed. They grow in importance as the battle becomes more military than political. By spreading religious intolerance and even executing people who belong to a different sect, they spread fear throughout Syria.Washington has promoted these groups before. In Afghanistan starting in 1979, even before the Soviet Union intervened, the U.S. armed the al-Qaida-like groups through the Pakistani secret service. The U.S. called them “freedom fighters” and funded them through Saudi Arabia to fight first the progressive Afghan government and later the Soviet troops. Even after 9/11, the imperialist Cold-War strategist, Zbigniew Brzezinski, said it was well worth it to promote al-Qaida and the Taliban since that helped bring down the Soviet Union.The New York Times, however, worried aloud about the role of al-Qaida-type groups with the so-called Free Syrian Army in a July 30 article: “Syrians involved in the armed struggle say it is becoming more radicalized: homegrown Muslim jihadists, as well as small groups of fighters from Al Qaeda, are taking a more prominent role and demanding a say in running the resistance.”Syrians say there are 26 different religious groupings in the country. There are also Kurds and Iraqi and Palestinian refugees. All feel threatened by the foreign fighters, whether or not they support the government.The Palestinian neighborhood of Yarmuk in suburban Damascus already came under attack from opposition fighters, killing 15 Palestinians. (Prensa Latina, Aug. 3) The New York Times report on this assault implied that the government forces were responsible for the killing.Imperialists train leaders of SNC and FSATo get a handle on the fighters, the U.S. has focused on nurturing the external umbrella organization known as the Syrian National Council. They believe that this would allow them to marginalize the al-Qaida-type groups and to push aside whatever remains of popular organizations inside Syria. Many in these latter groups were oriented toward compromising with the Assad government to resolve the differences peacefully.Charlie Skelton’s article in the Guardian on July 12 showed how many of the leaders of the main opposition located outside Syria have been groomed, trained and built up by U.S. government agencies or imperialist think tanks. Here are three examples that are just the tip of the iceberg in Skelton’s article:Bassma Kodmani is head of foreign affairs and a member of the executive bureau of the Syrian National Council. She says, “No dialogue with the ruling regime is possible.” In 2005, Kodmani worked for the Ford Foundation in Cairo, where she was director of their governance and international co-operation program. In September, she became “the executive director of the Arab Reform Initiative — a research program initiated by the powerful U.S. lobby group, the Council on Foreign Relations.”Radwan Ziadeh, the SNC’s director of foreign relations, also gets lots of coverage in the corporate press. “Ziadeh has an impressive CV,” writes Skelton, “he’s a senior fellow at the federally funded Washington think tank, the U.S. Institute of Peace.”Ausuma Monajed, adviser to the SNC president, writing for Huffington Post UK, called for “direct military assistance” and “foreign military aid” to the SNC. Monajed is “the Founder and Director of Barada Television,” a pro-opposition satellite channel based in Vauxhall, South London. “In 2008, a few months after attending Syria In-Transition conference, Monajed was back in Washington, invited to lunch with George W Bush,” says Skelton.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

State Security Service raid weekly and attack newspaper vendors

first_img Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria NigeriaAfrica RSF_en February 8, 2021 Find out more News NigeriaAfrica January 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation August 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State Security Service raid weekly and attack newspaper vendors Newscenter_img News Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the “perverse methods of intimidation” used against the Lagos-based weekly The Exclusive by Nigeria’s intelligence agency, the State Security Service (SSS), which carried out a heavy-handed raid on its offices on 19 August and then used threats to deter street vendors from selling its latest issue.”President Olusegun Obasanjo can pose as an African peace-maker as much as he likes, but Nigeria continues to be one of the continent’s most violent countries for journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “His intelligence service has no scruples about punishing dissident voices and using perverse methods of intimidation if necessary.”Reporters Without Borders said it called on Alpha Oumar Konare, the chairman of the commission of the African Union (AU), to make a formal protest about the permanent climate of hostility towards journalists in Nigeria. “As the current holder of the AU’s rotating presidency, this country should be an example of respect for the treaties it has signed,” the organisation said.The raid on the privately-owned weekly’s premises was carried out by 14 SSS agents, one of them a woman. They burst into the editorial office and demanded all the copies of the latest issue. When the staff present said the issue had already gone out to street vendors, the agents threatened them and accused them of refusing to cooperate. They finally left, warning they could return.A Lagos street vendor subsequently told Reporters Without Borders he was no longer selling The Exclusive because many vendors had been roughed up by SSS agents who were confiscating all the copies they could find. This represented a big financial loss for the vendors, he said.The Exclusive editor Ofa Irabor told Reporters Without Borders the SSS did not explain the reason for their actions but he believed it was prompted by the newspaper’s coverage of the re-emergence in recent months of separatist unrest in the southeastern Biafra region, where an earlier bid for independence by the Igbo ethnic group led by Odumegwu Ojukwu resulted in a murderous civil war from 1967 to 1970. The pro-independence movement’s new leader is Chief Ralph Nwazurike.Irabor said, “we have so far brought out 19 issues, but the two issues that SSS agents have demanded are those in which we covered Igbo unrest, above all the issue which had Biafra as the cover story.”Reporters Without Borders last year added the SSS to its list of press freedom predators. June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Follow the news on Nigeria Newslast_img read more

Many hands make light work of New Year’s bash

first_imgLifestyleEntertainmentNewsMany hands make light work of New Year’s bashBy Alan Jacques – December 5, 2013 826 ALMOST 2,000 people have been recruited and resourced in just eight weeks for Limerick City of Culture 2014’s New Year‘s Eve extravaganza.Details of the pageant  and City of Culture ‘NYE Sky’ have been unveiled with a promise of being “the most exciting and exuberant interactive family event” Limerick has ever seen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The spectacular end-of-year bash promises to transport the streets of Limerick into a wonderful fairyland full of fantastical characters, glowing floats and magical music, with both skies and terra firma being brought to life.According to a press statement this week, the difficult task of creating this world-class show has been achieved in an “impossibly tight timeframe”. Involved in putting together this breathtaking project were: producer Joe Clarke, creative director Paul Boland, University Concert Hall, LITMT, Lime Tree Theatre, Murt Whelan Sound, Frontline Theatre School, Spotlight Stage School, Expressive Arts, Limerick Youth Theatre, Limerick Youth Choir, Cantet, Limerick City Hall, Peter Dee’s Academy of Music, Limerick Gospel Choir, Honest Arts, Music Generation, The Learning Hub, and many more on third level co-operative education placement.City of Culture chief executive Patricia Ryan is now predicting “the biggest and most magnificent occasion that Limerick has ever seen” on December 31.“The City will be illuminated like never before, breathing new life into every nook and cranny. It will be the celebration of all celebrations to kick off Limerick as the National City of Culture 2014,” she said.“The positives the City of Culture will bring to Limerick with this event alone are extremely substantial. It’s hugely encouraging to see 900 volunteers getting involved together with over 700 kids and teenagers across 20 Limerick schools working together to make this wonderful world class event happen,” she added.From 6:30pm on New Year’s Eve, a procession will be led by the multi-award winning street theatre company Bui Bolg through the fully pedestrianised streets of Limerick, along the banks of the River Shannon to the Medieval Quarter.Son et Lumiere, will turn the city and its night skies into a live storybook using cutting edge digital mapping and special lighting effects which will be projected onto Limerick’s historic buildings. Live narration and accompanying specially composed music will bring ‘The Story of the Boy who Looked for the Trout’, written by local playwright Mike Finn, to life.There is an open call for children and adults in Limerick to get involved in the City of Culture NYE. For more information contact #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Get ready for the New Years Eve Firework display in Limerick City TAGSCity of CultureMusic LimerickNew Year’s Eve Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Print Linkedin Twitter Previous articleMunster favourites over FrenchNext articleEditorial – lend me your ear to fix the problem Alan Jacques center_img Email Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Facebook Advertisement #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Limerick nursing home battling COVID outbreak after eight residents die in…

first_imgDesigned by FreepikA private nursing home in Co Limerick is managing a severe outbreak of COVID-19 after eight off its residents died over the past two weeks after all eight had tested positive for the virus after an outbreak was declared shortly before Christmas.Pat Kennedy, CEO Windmill Healthcare, which operates Killeline Care Centre, Newcastle West, said: “Unfortunately, and sadly, we must confirm that we have 8 COVID-19 related deaths. This has been very upsetting for everyone, especially their loved ones, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all their families and extended friends.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Management are “scheduling for a vaccine roll out on the 18th January, and this cannot come quick enough” but “it’s vital for it to be sooner if possible,” Mr Kennedy said.The outbreak, declared three weeks ago, escalated over the past fortnight, as management continued to actively manage the situation with support for the HSE.The nursing home has close to 100 staff members caring for a maximum 63 residents.Reliable sources said “the majority” of staff and 63 residents tested positive for the virus.Some staff remain in self isolation while others have isolated and returned to work.As of today there were 12 active COVID cases among residents, however the number of confirmed cases among staff was not disclosed.“Windmill Healthcare can confirm that we are managing a Covid outbreak in Killeline Care Centre, Newcastle West. As part of our fortnightly staff serial testing, we had been advised that a number of staff had tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the Christmas period,” said Mr Kennedy.“We are fortunate that our senior management team at Windmill Healthcare are clinicians, with vast experience. Working alongside the management team at Killeline Care Centre, they immediately enacted our contingency plan and put all infection prevention and control measures in place.” “We have been liaising daily with the COVID-19 Outbreak Control Team within the HSE and local GP’s. Working together we are ensuring a collective approach and have been monitoring the situation daily to contain and control the outbreak to protect our residents and our staff.”Windmill operates six nursing homes and two retirement villages across Limerick, North Cork, Kerry, Galway and Offaly.“Being a part of a larger group means that we have extra resources behind us, and we have been fortunate to call on our complement of staff from across the country, as well as HSE and agency staff. The support we have received from the COVID-19 Outbreak Control Team, our local GP’s and our Staff has been a massive help throughout this enduring time,” Mr Kennedy said. Print He added, “with the incidence rate of Covid-19 in Limerick currently so high, particularly in West Limerick, it is a constant battle for all Nursing Homes to keep COVID-19 at bay, however, when it does penetrate, it shows how cruel it can be to our most vulnerable.”“The majority of our staff have now tested positive for COVID-19, as we are now 3 weeks into this outbreak, a high number of these staff are now recovered and back to work.”“The past three weeks has been an escalating scenario daily, but recent COVID-19 swabbing test result have indicated that the outbreak has now stabilized, and we expect that we will endure another difficult week before the cycle is complete.”Meanwhile, a HSE-run community hospital for the elderly, also located in Newcastle West, has managed to effectively wipeout an outbreak of covid-19 of an entire ward.The outbreak, at St Ita’s Community Hospital, was declared in the last week of November, when 25 patients on a 27-bed ward tested positive for the virus, informed sources said.There were no notified cases at the hospital this Monday, reliable sources confirmed.When asked for comment, a HSE Mid West Community Healthcare spokesman said it “does not comment on individual cases or individual activations, in the interests of confidentiality for individuals concerned”.“The HSE’s Department of Public Health responds to notified cases or outbreaks of Covid-19. The Department of Public Health undertakes a risk assessment of the situation, appropriate investigations are carried out and control measures put in place if required,” he added.Windmill spokeswoman’s response: “No other confirmed cases across any of our centres across the country.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Twitter Previous articleWhat have they achieved? Limerick’s 2013 Munster minor winning squadNext articleLimerick Post Show | Comedian Owen Colgan David Raleigh Advertisement Facebook Linkedincenter_img TAGScovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsLimerick nursing home battling COVID outbreak after eight residents die in two weeksBy David Raleigh – January 4, 2021 5295 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

FusionLayer Re-Positions for Edge Cloud and Automation

first_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  HELSINKI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– FusionLayer has launched a refreshed brand to solidify its technology leadership within the edge cloud and the network automation realms. With analyst companies like Gartner and Analysys Mason now identifying Network Source of Truth (NSOT) as the critical piece of successful network automation initiatives, the goal of the brand refresh is to better position FusionLayer as the technology leader in this emerging market space. The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of resilient network infrastructure for today’s enterprises and telecommunication companies. As remote-working, e-learning, and online entertainment have become the norm during 2020-2021, networks’ critical role for the well-being of societies has become an undisputed fact. At the same time, most organizations continue to manage networks using manual processes that date back to the late 90s and the early 00s. Manual processes create both information security and continuity risks that the pandemic has dramatically elevated and should no longer be tolerated. In response, the technology industry has introduced new solutions such as cloud edge, private 5G, and network automation to bring the reliability and the security of the networks to the 2020s. “The Network Source of Truth technology that FusionLayer has pioneered and patented worldwide is critical for successful cloud edge and network automation initiatives,” stated Juha Holkkola, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of FusionLayer. “As the majority of our customer interactions have moved from in-person meetings to online engagements since the pandemic started, we consider it as our duty to deliver the FusionLayer value-proposition as concisely as possible to the customers that we serve.” The refreshed FusionLayer brand is now in production at About FusionLayer Managing complex corporate and telecom networks is a challenge where the cost of failure is enormous. FusionLayer collates all network information into a single Network Source of Truth, accessed securely by both engineers and automation to eliminate the chance of network downtime – on-premise, at the edge, and in the public cloud. This provides our customers with reassuring real-time information, so their digitalized operations can connect 24x7x365. View source version on CONTACT: Jeremy Stacy Marketing Executive [email protected] +358 75 325 2992 KEYWORD: FINLAND EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: NETWORKS DATA MANAGEMENT MOBILE/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: FusionLayer Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 12:55 PM/DISC: 02/22/2021 12:55 PM Business Wire 2021.center_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness FusionLayer Re-Positions for Edge Cloud and Automation Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

PSP, PRSC kickoff first responder equipment initiative

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleFlexible meals continue for ECISDNext articleUTPB STEM Academy Middle School Cardboard Boat Races Royal McGregor Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department Captain Justin Lang uses his department’s newly donated Hurst Jaws of Life device to pry open a car door during a demonstration of their new equipment Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department. The department was donated equipment by the Permian Road Safety Coalition and the Permian Strategic Partnership as part of the Permian Basin First Responder Initiative. (Eli Hartman) Executive Director of the Permian Road Safety Coalition Scott Scheffler speaks during a press event where the Permian Strategic Partnership and The Permian Road Safety Coalition donated equipment as part of the Permian Basin First Responder Initiative Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department. (Eli Hartman) Twitter ConocoPhillips’ Lower 48 Health Safety and Environmental Manager Vanessa Rawlins speaks during a press event where the Permian Strategic Partnership and The Permian Road Safety Coalition donated equipment as part of the Permian Basin First Responder Initiative Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department. (Eli Hartman) Facebook PSP, PRSC kickoff first responder equipment initiative Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department chief Jimmy Don Evans speaks during a press event where the Permian Strategic Partnership and The Permian Road Safety Coalition donated equipment as part of the Permian Basin First Responder Initiative Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department. (Eli Hartman) WhatsApp Reeves County Sheriff Arturo “Art” Granado, left, and Reeves County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Anthony Ramon speak during a press event where the Permian Strategic Partnership and The Permian Road Safety Coalition donated equipment as part of the Permian Basin First Responder Initiative Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department. (Eli Hartman) Pinterestcenter_img Facebook By Royal McGregor – May 26, 2021 Local News Pinterest Twitter On Wednesday afternoon, the Permian Strategic Partnership and Permian Road Safety Coalition kicked off its $1.1 million First Responder Life-Saving Equipment Initiative.The initiative began with a donation to the Northeast Midland Volunteer Fire Department. The donated kit included Jaws of Life, portable lighting, electronic road flares, gloves, face shield, H2S gas monitor and its respective charger.PRSC Executive Director Scott Scheffler said there will be 158 kits given to 22 counties in the Permian Basin. Each kit cost about $20,000.“We are about preventing accidents, but we also know that it takes time to change behaviors of drivers and it takes time to change company culture,” Scheffler said. “While we are doing that and while we are building that knowledge in these companies, we know the crashes are still happening and we want to get this stuff out there and onto the highways.”The 22 counties in the Permian Basin include Andrews, Borden, Crane, Culberson, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, Winkler, and Yoakum Counties in Texas; and Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico.PSP president and CEO Tracee Bentley said Wednesday marks the first of many steps for equipment being donated to various first responders throughout the Permian Basin.“Just knowing the impact that (this kit) is going to have right here and then multiply that by 150 times, it’s going to be amazing,” Bentley said. “I hope here shortly we will be able to measure the impact that it has. We will be able to see if there’s a greater need.”One law enforcement agency that received a sneak peek at the kit was the Reeves County Sheriff’s Office.Reeves County Sheriff Art Granado and Sgt. Anthony Roman spoke during Wednesday’s press conference about how the Jaws of Life has been used by deputies in the county to assist EMS prior to its arrival.“We are already patrolling the area and we are there in five minutes,” Granado said. “Ambulance or fire department will be there in maybe 20 minutes. With those tools, we are able to extract people from vehicles.”Northeast Midland Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jimmy Evans said the fire station is grateful for the donated equipment. A couple of his firefighters practiced with the Jaws of Life on a test vehicle outside the fire station.Evans said during Wednesday’s press conference that his station is in the midst of collecting donations for a new facility. He said the new fire station would cost $1.3 million. Evans said he has collected $775,000 thus far. 1 of 8 President and CEO of the Permian Strategic Partnership Tracee Bentley speaks during a press event where the Permian Strategic Partnership and The Permian Road Safety Coalition donated equipment as part of the Permian Basin First Responder Initiative Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department. (Eli Hartman) Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief Zack Czelada, left, and captain Justin Lang pry open a car door as part of a demonstration of their newly donated equipment Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department. (Eli Hartman) Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief Zack Czelada, right, and captain Justin Lang pry open a car door as part of a demonstration of their newly donated equipment Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department. (Eli Hartman)last_img read more

1500 new homes in Wantage

first_imgSt. Modwen, a leading regeneration specialist, has signed an agreement for the delivery of the masterplan and infrastructure for a 227 acre site at Crab Hill in Wantage, South Oxfordshire. The agreement is with the current landowners with whom St. Modwen will be the long term partner.Outline planning permission was granted in July 2015 by the Vale of the White Horse District Council for up to 1,500 homes, a new primary school, a neighbourhood centre including pub/restaurant and local retail accommodation, sports pitches, employment space and community amenities set around a central park.Guy Gusterson, Group Residential Director, St. Modwen, said, “Crab Hill is one of the South East’s most significant strategic housing projects. Due to the location, scale and the inherent qualities of the site it represents a great opportunity to develop a high quality, mixed-use scheme.”Carter Jonas and Kemp & Kemp (now part of the Carter Jonas Group) acted for the landowners. James Bainbridge, head of Planning & Development at Carter Jonas, said, “This is the next chapter in a journey for the landowners that started many years ago. Having guided them to the milestone of achieving planning permission for the scheme and procuring a development partner, I and my colleague Chris Wilmshurst will continue to enjoy guiding them as the development project is delivered over the longer term.”St. Modwen Wantage new homes Wantage regeneration August 2, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » 1500 new homes in Wantage previous nextLand & New Homes1500 new homes in WantageThe Negotiator2nd August 20170631 Viewslast_img read more