Forget the Cash ISA! Could this dirt-cheap 4.3% dividend yield help you get rich and retire early?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Sunday, 29th December, 2019 | More on: RTN “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images It’s long been proven that stock markets offer the chance to make much, much bigger returns that those on offer from low-risk cash accounts. But not all of the UK’s listed dividend shares offer a path to riches, and I’m certainly not tempted to buy shares in The Restaurant Group (LSE: RTN).At 4.3% for 2020, the dividend yield here wipes the floor with the sub-1.5% interest rate that the best-paying Cash ISAs offer up today. But this is built upon City expectations that earnings will leap by 14% in 2020 and therefore that dividends will leap higher. And I am not so confident that the Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito owner will be able to meet these heady expectations.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…The revenues renaissance that it enjoyed in the first part of 2020 has ground to a shocking halt more recently as diners have started to abandon its leisure brands (all of its standalone restaurants except Wagamama) yet again. In the first 34 weeks of this calendar year, like-for-like sales were up 3.7%, though in the final six weeks of this period, growth had slumped to just 0.2%.In a rutAnd recent industry figures suggest that things will remain difficult for The Restaurant Group. According to a recent report from Springboard, total footfall across the country’s bricks-and-mortar stores was down 10.6% year-on-year on Boxing Day. This was also the biggest decline Boxing Day decline since 2010.News of plummeting footfall is particularly bad news for this restaurant operator as the majority of its eateries are located in and around retail parks and other shopper destinations. Leisure spend remains quite strong in the UK as Britons spend money on experiences and going out, rather than on physical objects. But clearly, The Restaurant Group isn’t benefitting from strong spending across the broader sector.The FTSE 250 firm’s problems are threefold right now. Declining activity across the entire retail sector as political and economic uncertainty takes its toll; the steady growth of e-commerce, which is seeing more and more people stay at home to shop rather than go out to their local retail park or shopping centre; and a galaxy of competition in The Restaurant Group’s ‘casual dining’ sub-sector.Dividend cuts!Reflecting these troubles, City analysts expect the firm to hack back the full-year dividend again in 2019, to 6p per share from 8.27p last year. This prediction is influenced by expectations that profits will sink 19% this year, not to mention the firm’s eye-popping debt pile (which, at £316.8m as of June was up more than £25m in six months).Yet the number crunchers expect the full-year reward to rise to 6.8p per share next year, giving rise to that 4%-plus yield. For the reasons given, though, I have little faith that The Restaurant Group’s dividends will get back on the front foot any time soon. In fact, so risky is its profits outlook that I’d even prefer to park my money in one of those low-yielding Cash ISAs than buy any shares in this particular company! Its forward P/E ratio of 11.5 times might be cheap, but not cheap enough to encourage me to invest.But I should say that while I think a Cash ISA would be preferable to RTN, I also think there are so many much more rewarding shares out there for me to pick from instead of a Cash ISA. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Forget the Cash ISA! Could this dirt-cheap 4.3% dividend yield help you get rich and retire early? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Exeter v Toulouse live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Exeter v Toulouse live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandExeter v Toulouse, which kicks off at 3.30pm, will be shown live on BT Sport 3 in the UK and Ireland. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25. Exeter v Toulouse live stream: How to watch the Champions Cup semi-final online from anywhereFour-time European champions Toulouse travel to first-time European semi-finalists Exeter in the Champions Cup this afternoon (kick-off 3.30pm).Racing 92 saw off Saracens in today’s first semi-final but who will meet them in the final? Will the Chiefs make it through to a first-ever European final? Or will the French club move a step closer to a record fifth European title?This is the first time the two sides have met and both are unbeaten in Europe in this elongated season.Exeter have made just one change to the starting XV that saw off Northampton in the quarter-finals last weekend, Sam Skinner replacing Jacques Vermeulen in the back row.Jack Nowell is tasked with trying to keep Cheslin Kolbe in check after the Springbok wing’s Man of the Match performance against Ulster in Toulouse’s last-eight tie. The Chiefs will also be wary of the French half-back combination Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack.Related: Toulouse trio Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack and Thomas RamosToulouse have made more metres (481) and offloads (12.3) on average per game than any other side, while Exeter have conceded the fewest turnovers, with 10.6 on average per game compared to the French side’s 15.6.The Chiefs’ game is built around possession and if they can deny Toulouse the ball, the visitors will struggle to deploy their dangerous runners. It’s sure to be an interesting battle at Sandy Park. These are the teams…Exeter: Stuart Hogg; Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Ian Whitten, Tom O’Flaherty; Joe Simmonds (captain), Jack Maunder; Alec Hepburn, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Harry Williams, Jonny Gray, Jonny Hill, Dave Ewers, Sam Skinner, Sam Simmonds.Replacements: Jack Yeandle, Ben Moon, Tomas Francis, Dave Dennis, Don Armand, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Gareth Steenson, Ollie Devoto.Toulouse: Thomas Ramos; Yoann Huget, Sofiane Guitoune, Pita Ahki, Cheslin Kolbe; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Charlie Faumuina, Rory Arnold, Joe Tekori, Jerome Kaino (captain), Francois Cros, Selevasio Tolofua.Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Rodrigue Neti, Dorian Aldegheri, Alban Placines, Louis Madaule, Alexi Bales, Zack Holmes, Matthis Lebel.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream of the Exeter v Toulouse Champions Cup semi-final wherever you are.How to watch Exeter v Toulouse from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Champions Cup coverage, like Exeter v Toulouse, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Champions Cup live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Exeter v Toulouse live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Champions Cup in South Africa and you can watch Exeter v Toulouse live at 4.30pm on its Variety 2 channel.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.Exeter v Toulouse live stream: How to watch from elsewhereEPCR have launched an OTT service,, so you can stream live Champions Cup matches outside of its core broadcast territories (UK & Ireland, France, USA, Malta, Spain, Andorra and Sub-Saharan Africa).It’s €2.99 to watch a single Champions Cup match or you can buy a season pass to watch all of the remaining games of the 2019-20 campaign for €11.99. Or if you want to watch both the Champions and Challenge Cups, it’s €17.99 for a season pass for the rest of 2019-20.Find out about here LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RugbyPass Champions Cup coverage Don’t miss any of the action from this Champions Cup semi-final at Sandy Park Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Exeter v Toulouse takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Exeter v Toulouse live stream: How to watch from FranceTo watch Exeter v Toulouse (kick-off 4.30pm) in France, beIN Sports is the place to go as they are the main rights holders. It costs €15 a month to access the coverage or if you commit to six months you get a discount of €12 a month.beIN Sports offersExeter v Toulouse is also available on free-to-air FR2.Exeter v Toulouse live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Champions Cup matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Exeter v Toulouse will kick off at 10.30am EST and 7.30am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Exeter v Toulouse live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, a subscription to digital rugby network RugbyPass allows you to watch Exeter v Toulouse at 12.30am (AEST). Subscriptions start from US$4.99 a month. Making strides: Tom O’Flaherty on the attack in Exeter’s win over Northampton (Getty Images) Exeter v Toulouse live stream: How to watch from New ZealandSpark Sport, the live and on-demand streaming service, has the rights to show Exeter v Toulouse in New Zealand. It kicks off at 2.30am.It costs $24.99 for a monthly subscription and you can also sign up for a seven-day FREE trial.Spark Sport details We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. last_img read more

Tino House / Emac Arquitectura

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Milena Villalba+ 19Curated by Clara Ott Share Miguel Martínez Castillejo, Pau Batalla Soriano Tino House / Emac ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTino House / Emac Arquitectura Tino House / Emac Arquitectura Lead Architect: CopyHouses•Sagunto, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  256 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Spain Year: center_img Photographs:  Milena Villalba 2018 CopyAbout this officeEmac ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergSpainPublished on April 06, 2021Cite: “Tino House / Emac Arquitectura” [Casa Tino / Emac Arquitectura] 06 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Emac Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Client:Agustín Francisco Gómez-Miranda VillanuevaConstructor:Blamacor S.L.Collaborators:Lara Llop Font, Rafael Duet, Luis Ros Serrano-TEMCCOCity:SaguntoCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The access to the house occurs interchangeably through the back and front side of the plot, through two entrance yards with a jacaranda tree and a concrete bench. The approaching of the house happens in a frontal and horizontal way, through a vacuum in which the spaces of sun and shadow alternate almost infinitely. This threshold-gallery invites to cross the house from part to part without having to access the private areas, tangentially crossing the different spaces with a spine-like articulation.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaThe proposal can be understood as a single H-shaped house, but also as two modules linked by a gallery, or perhaps by four cells all surrounded by courtyards that guarantee different degrees of privacy and an intense interior-exterior relationship. The guest module is located to the west. The main courtyard around which the whole is organized is located on the north side. The service areas are placed to the west as well. The toilets are placed on the north side while the corridors are on the south side.  The living spaces open up with large sliding doors. This arrangement allows long visuals in the two axes of the house as well as cross-ventilation.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaThe house is materialized by load-bearing walls based on 39.19.19cm water-repellent concrete blocks, armed and not locked, crowned by a beam of the same width of 19m with thick girders of 106cm, salvaging a maximum amount of light. The public circulation areas are accompanied by floors of bare scrubbed concrete slabs. The private spaces are clad with painted laminated plasterboard, coated DM panelling and small grain terrazzo tiles distinguishing the “grey and rough” exterior from the “white and delicate” interior. The cane lattices, the concrete and the water that the gargoyles pour over the courtyards allude directly to the Marjal and Almardà beach.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaProject gallerySee allShow lessUlupinar Textile Headquarters Showroom / Zemberek DesignSelected ProjectsMogan Valley Yimutian / gad·line+ studioSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographs ArchDailylast_img read more

Stewardship raises £5m in 100 days for UK charities & churches

first_imgStewardship raises £5m in 100 days for UK charities & churches Tagged with: COVID-19 Major gift matched giving 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 Melanie May | 10 July 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img “The Fund was unique in the pace that we were able to help Christian charities provide urgent help on the ground and, enable Christian charities to make their ministries available to a wider audience. The Fund assisted major organisations like Alpha, Evangelical Alliance and Christians against Poverty, as well as many smaller high-impact charities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.“Many Christian events were cancelled and churches closed; yet people desperately wanted access to gospel hope. The fund stepped up – a grant to Spring Harvest enabled them to make their Easter 2020 festival available online, providing 1.4 million views of 200,000 hours of Christian teaching and content.”The fund is now closed and Stewardship is exploring what a follow-up Rapid Response Fund might look like.  422 total views,  2 views today  423 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Christian charity Stewardship has raised almost £5m in 100 days for UK churches and charities.The money was raised and distributed to 88 UK churches and charities within 100 days of Covid-19 lockdown, aiding grass-root response to individuals and communities in need.A webinar with senior charity leaders on 27 March saw Chief Executive Stewart McCulloch highlight the grass-root need to reach isolated and disadvantaged people affected by Covid-19 and heard that donors wanted to help charities and churches who could make a real difference immediately. In response, Stewardship then approached its major donors with around 50 Christians also contributing to the final total of £4.85 million. This comprised £3.18m in direct giving, with matched funding, gifts in kind and gifts directly prompted by the campaign accounting for the rest.Stewardship then made grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 to charities able to demonstrate they would deliver an immediate impact. They included grantees providing vital support to badly affected BAME communities, domestic violence victims, the bereaved, those suffering with mental health issues, as well as charities working with ex-offenders, vulnerable young people, addiction, and food poverty.Stewardship’s Philanthropy Services Team was responsible for raising the funds, assessing the grant applications, and distributing the money, while its in-house research and grant-making team also assessed each application, and in many cases, provided free additional expert coaching to help organisations seek additional funding.Mr McCulloch said:“Stewardship was uniquely placed to launch and manage this fund really fast. This is due to our highly-established network of givers, charities and churches.”“Churches and charities were having to adapt rapidly to a fast-changing scene, often furloughing staff, asking staff to work from home, creating new ways of communicating with supporters and users. They needed help urgently to meet rapidly growing needs and so to provide practical help in an unprecedented situation.”Nicola Johnson, Chief Philanthropy Officer, added: Advertisementlast_img read more

Enright on the move

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin LIMERICK local authority’s director of economic development and planning Tom Enright is to leave his position at the end of February to take up a new role as County Manager with Wexford County Council.A native of Waterford, Mr Enright worked in the planning department of Limerick County Council for almost 20 years before being  appointed to head up the economic division of the amalgamated city and county local authority last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He took charge of the €250 million Limerick 2030 economic renewal scheme which is expected to deliver up to 5,000 jobs to the city and county over the next five years. Previous articleTornado research hits LimerickNext articleLimerick reeling from City of Culture fallout Staff Reporter NewsEnright on the moveBy Staff Reporter – January 6, 2014 767 center_img Print Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Deputy McHugh wont vote against cut to respite care grant

first_img By News Highland – December 10, 2012 Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Donegal North East Deputy Joe McHugh has confirmed that he is one of a dozen Fine Gael Deputies putting pressure on the Government to reverse the cut to the respite care grant.A number of senior Government figures have insisted that none of the cuts in the budget will be reversed.But Deputy McHugh said pressure must be maintained to make sure that existing services must be protected.However he said he has no intentions of breaking ranks with the government and voting against the budget…[podcast][/podcast]center_img Previous articleCalls for opposition parties to get involved in Cant Pay Wont Pay campaignNext articleThree men appear in court in Derry on terrorism charges News Highland Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Deputy McHugh wont vote against cut to respite care grant Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Homeopathic Medical Practitioners May Prescribe Notified Drugs As Add-On Drug To Conventional Treatment For Covid-19: Centre Tells SC

first_imgTop StoriesHomeopathic Medical Practitioners May Prescribe Notified Drugs As Add-On Drug To Conventional Treatment For Covid-19: Centre Tells SC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Dec 2020 10:40 PMShare This – xThe Central Government has informed the Supreme Court that specified Homoeopathic medicines can be prescribed as “add-on treatment” for Covid-19 and thus, it is incorrect to say that homeopathic medical practitioners cannot prescribe any treatment to Covid 19 positive patients. The clarification has come in response to an appeal preferred by Dr AKB Sadbhavana Mission School of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government has informed the Supreme Court that specified Homoeopathic medicines can be prescribed as “add-on treatment” for Covid-19 and thus, it is incorrect to say that homeopathic medical practitioners cannot prescribe any treatment to Covid 19 positive patients. The clarification has come in response to an appeal preferred by Dr AKB Sadbhavana Mission School of Homeo Pharmacy against an order of the Kerala High Court, prohibiting AYUSH Doctors from prescribing tablets/ mixtures as cure for COVID-19. AYUSH Doctors Shall Not Prescribe Any Medicine As Cure For Covid-19: Kerala HC Directs Medical/Police Departments To Monitor In its order, the High Court had recorded AYUSH Ministry’s submission that such medicines are used to prevent “causative factors”, and it thus directed that AYUSH Doctors may prescribe only those tablets or mixtures which are specifically notified in this behalf by the Central Government and the said prescription “shall be given only as an immunity booster”. The institution had approached the Supreme Court contending that the AYUSH medicine practitioners had been precluded from providing treatment for the deadly virus. In its counter affidavit filed last week, the Central Government informed the Top Court that “prescription of medication prescribed by the Ministry of AYUSH to Covid positive patients as an add-on treatment is permitted, and therefore, any contention to the contrary stating that homeopathic medical practitioner cannot prescribe any treatment to Covid 19 positive patients, even as an add-on to conventional treatment is liable to be rejected.” The Government submitted that the aforesaid Guidelines for Registered Practitioners of respective system of AYUSH including Homoeopathy have been prepared by Director Generals of Research Councils and Directors of National Institutes with their team of experts and after vetting by the Interdisciplinary AYUSH Research and Development Task Force of Ministry of AYUSH. The Ministry of AYUSH prescribed the intervention and preventive management steps under the homeopathic practices at the following three stages Preventive and prophylacticSymptom management of COVID- 19 like illnessesAdd on Interventions to the conventional care It submitted, “the focus of the said guidelines was to lay down a medically accepted and time tested intervention which would boost the immunity of the body, which was critical in the human response to infectious disease.” It clarified that the only embargo on such practitioners is that the said medicines should not be administered or advertised as a cure but should be administered as preventive measure/immunity booster or as an add-on to the conventional treatment. “The said guidelines were issued with a holistic approach of AYUSH systems of medicine focusing on prevention through lifestyle modification, dietary management, prophylactic interventions for improving the immunity and simple remedies based on presentations of the symptoms,” the Centre added.Click Here To Download AffidavitRead AffidavitNext Storylast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: World sees highest 1-day increase since outbreak began

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 324,000 people worldwide. Over 4.9 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 actual number are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.5 million diagnosed cases and at least 92,149 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern: 1:15 p.m.: NJ offering self-administered tests at several WalmartsOver 150,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in New Jersey, but Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that the curve overall is moving in the right direction.Beginning May 22, New Jersey residents can take self-administered, self-swab tests outside seven Walmart locations in the state, Murphy said.These drive-up locations are set to be available three days a week, by appointment only. Results will be available in about two days, the governor said.At least 10,747 people in the state have succumbed to the virus.12:20 p.m.: Religious gatherings to resume in NYBeginning Thursday, religious gatherings can resume across New York state, but with no more than 10 people and with strict social distancing guidelines, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.State officials have asked religious groups to consider drive-in and parking lot services, Cuomo said.Cuomo said New York City’s new coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths are originating in minority and low-income neighborhoods, a finding based on antibody tests administered at churches.In lower-income communities and communities of color, 27% tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, compared to 19% of the general population citywide. Cuomo said New York will increase testing in 40 public housing projects, get personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizer into these neighborhoods and launch a public health education effort.11:45 a.m: World sees highest one-day increase of cases since outbreak beganWith an increase of 106,000 COVID-19 cases worldwide in the last day, the globe is experiencing its highest one-day increase since the outbreak began, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday.Two-thirds of those cases were reported in four countries, he said.He added that WHO officials are particularly encouraged by how South Korea built on experience gained during the SARS outbreak to quickly find, test, isolate and trace cases, curtailing a first wave and quickly identifying and containing new cases.11:10 a.m.: Motor vehicle fatality rates spike 14% in MarchDespite Americans across the country staying home, early data shows a 14% spike in car accident deaths nationally in March, according to the National Safety Council.Through the first three months of 2020, states with notable jumps in roadway deaths are: Arkansas (16%); Connecticut (42%); Illinois (11%); Louisiana (23%); Nevada (10%); New York (17%); and North Carolina (10%).“Disturbingly, we have open lanes of traffic and an apparent open season on reckless driving,” said Lorraine Martin, president and CEO of the National Safety Council.“Right now, in the midst of a global pandemic and crisis, we should take it as our civic duty to drive safely,” Martin said. “If we won’t do it for ourselves, we should do it for our first responders, our law enforcement and our healthcare workers, who are rightly focused on coronavirus patients and should not be overwhelmed by preventable car crashes.”10:35 a.m.: NYC offering testing to all of its 169 nursing homesNew York City is expanding testing to reach residents at all of the city’s 169 nursing homes, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.Senior are especially vulnerable to the virus and U.S. homes have experienced outbreaks.Starting next week, New York City will offer on-site tests in all nursing homes and will “continue as long as it takes,” de Blasio said.The city is expected to run 3,000 tests per day through a city-contracted lab, he said.Mandatory staff testing has begun, the mayor said, and any staff member who tests positive will be required to stay out of work for 14 days. New York City’s surge staffing has already added 240 personnel and will fulfill all staffing requests by the end of the week, de Blasio said. De Blasio said 10 outbreak response teams are ready to jump into action if an outbreak hits a nursing home or senior center. Each team has an epidemiologist and experts in infection control, mental health and social work, he said.Part of the recovery planning will also include looking at the way to maximize home-based care, rather than nursing home care, the mayor said.De Blasio on Wednesday also called attention to the “troubling” decline in vaccination rates during the pandemic.With families staying home and fewer doctors’ offices open, the number of administered vaccine doses are down 63%, de Blasio said.Vaccinations are down 91% for those older than 2 years, and down 42% for those younger than 2.Over a six-week period in 2019, almost 400,000 doses were administered in the city, compared to fewer than 150,000 doses over the same six weeks in 2020, he said.“Something has to be done immediately,” the mayor stressed, calling vaccinations “essential work” and “a reason to leave your home.”Vaccines are being offered for free at over 1,000 facilities in the city. The mayor urged parents to call their pediatrician to make an appointment.When it came to New York City’s three tracking progress indicators, de Blasio called it “not perfect, but a good day.”There were 63 people admitted to New York City hospitals for suspected COVID-19 on Monday, up from 57 admissions on Sunday.But there were 483 patients in city ICUs on Monday, down from 492 patients on Sunday.And of those tested citywide on Monday, 8% were positive, down from 9% one day earlier.9:19 a.m.: Wuhan nearly doubles number of COVID-19 tests per dayThe Chinese city of Wuhan, ground zero of the coronavirus pandemic, conducted 856,128 nucleic acid tests on Tuesday, nearly doubling the previous day, according to the local health authority.No confirmed cases of COVID-19 with symptoms were found during Tuesday’s testing period; however, 13 new asymptomatic carriers were identified, according to daily reports published by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission.Last week, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission announced a citywide campaign to test the entire population of 11 million residents for COVID-19 in an effort to search for asymptomatic carriers of the virus, after a cluster of new cases emerged for the first time since the city had lifted its strict lockdown on April 8. The number of nucleic acid tests conducted in the city daily has rapidly increased since then.Although recommended, participation in the testing campaign is voluntary. Residents who were previously tested do not need to take part. It is not recommended to test children under the age of 6, according to the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission’s website.8:29 a.m.: Students start returning to classrooms across South KoreaSouth Korean schools began welcoming back students on Wednesday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors in South Korea were allowed to return to their schools Wednesday morning, while students in lower grades are expected to go back in phased steps in the coming weeks. Both students and teachers must have their temperatures taken before entering schools and wear face masks in classrooms. Some 5.4 million students in South Korea have been taking classes online prior to Wednesday’s reopening of schools.South Korea once had the largest novel coronavirus outbreak outside China, where the virus first emerged, but appears to have brought it under control with an extensive “trace, test and treat” strategy. A total of 11,110 people in the country have been diagnosed with COVID-19, of which 10,066 have recovered and 263 have died, according to South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After relaxing its social-distancing restrictions earlier this month, South Korea saw a small yet sharp spike in new infections linked to reopened nightclubs in the capital, Seoul.7:43 a.m.: Dutch officials say mink may have infected human with COVID-19Dutch investigators believe a human may have contracted the novel coronavirus from a mink at a farm in the Netherlands. New research findings in the ongoing investigation into the country’s mink farms also show that the animals can have COVID-19 without showing any symptoms, according to a press release from the Dutch government. Investigators also believe cats may have a role in the spread of the virus on the mink farms. Coronavirus antibodies were detected in three out of 11 cats at one of the mink farms under investigation. Pending further research, the Dutch government is advising mink farm owners to ensure that cats cannot enter or exit the site.The government is now instituting mandatory antibody testing of minks at all farms in the Netherlands. “These new findings have a major impact on mink farm owners and staff and their families, as well as on local communities,” Dutch Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten said in a statement late Tuesday night. “I’m in close contact with all those involved.”7:08 a.m.: Russia surpasses 300,000 total cases of COVID-19Russia on Wednesday reported 8,764 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 308,705, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.There were also a record 135 coronavirus-linked fatalities registered over the same period — the country’s highest single-day increase so far — which places the nationwide death toll at 2,972. The previous record was 119 deaths reported on May 16.For the first time on Wednesday, Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters reported more patients recovering from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours — 9,262 — than the number of people testing positive.Russia has one of the world’s highest nationwide tallies of diagnosed cases in the coronavirus pandemic, second only to the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Russia’s latest daily caseload is down from a peak of 11,656 new infections reported on May 11. Last Thursday marked the end of a 12-day streak during which the country registered over 10,000 new cases per day.6:24 a.m.: UN chief warns virus pandemic threatens Africa’s progressThe United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic threatens Africa’s progress, although the vast continent seems to be relatively spared from the scourge of the virus so far.There have been less than 3,000 deaths from COVID-19 out of some 88,000 cases of the disease reported throughout Africa. That could be, in part, due to the fact that many countries across the continent took swift action in imposing preventative measures to stem the spread of the virus.“As of now, reported cases are lower than feared,” Guterres said in a video message Wednesday, while warning that “much hangs in the balance” and the pandemic “will aggravate long-standing inequalities and heighten hunger, malnutrition and vulnerability to disease.”The U.N. chief called for “international action to strengthen Africa’s health systems, maintain food supplies, avoid a financial crisis, support education, protect jobs, keep households and businesses afloat, and cushion the continent against lost income and export earnings.” He said the continent needs more than $200 billion and “an across-the-board debt standstill for African countries” to help address the devastating economic and social fallout of the crisis.“Already, demand for Africa’s commodities, tourism and remittances are declining,” Guterres said, adding that “the opening of the trade zone has been pushed back.”5:41 a.m.: University of Cambridge to keep all lectures online until summer 2021The prestigious University of Cambridge plans to keep all lectures online over the course of the next academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic.“The University is constantly adapting to changing advice as it emerges during this pandemic,” a spokesperson told ABC News in a statement Wednesday. “Given that it is likely that social distancing will continue to be required, the University has decided there will be no face-to-face lectures during the next academic year.”It’s the first globally-known university to announce such plans beyond the upcoming fall term.“Lectures will continue to be made available online and it may be possible to host smaller teaching groups in person, as long as this conforms to social distancing requirements,” the spokesperson added. “This decision has been taken now to facilitate planning, but as ever, will be reviewed should there be changes to official advice on coronavirus.”The University of Cambridge, one of the oldest universities in the world, closed its campuses in the United Kingdom in March due to the pandemic. All teaching has been moved online and exams are conducted virtually.4:19 a.m.: All 50 US states have now eased coronavirus restrictionsAll 50 U.S. states have now taken steps to ease restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.Connecticut was among the last to begin reopening its society and economy, with residents allowed to go to retail shops and dine outdoors at restaurants starting Wednesday. Hair salons and barbershops, however, won’t be allowed to reopen until June 1, while guidance on gyms, nail salons, massage therapy businesses and tattoo parlors will come at a later date.Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont called it a “slow and methodical reopening.”“There is a balance and there’s nothing that is risk-free,” Lamont said at a virtual press conference Tuesday. “I think we can proceed on a very thoughtful basis with those businesses that are least likely to be dangerous and most likely to have a real economic value for the state. And I’m looking forward, I think this is a good day for the state and I hope everybody maintains their discipline because that’s going to make it successful.”The process hasn’t been without controversy. Earlier this month, protesters gathered outside the Connecticut state capital and the governor’s mansion in Hartford demanding that businesses be allowed to resume activities, as a growing number of other states across the country began reopening.Connecticut, home to some 3.5 million people, has so far tested more than 185,000 people for COVID-19 and at least 38,430 have returned positive results.At least 3,472 people in the state have died from the disease, while another 914 remained hospitalized Tuesday.“These are trend lines that I think give us some confidence,” Lamont said. “The timing is right, and we hit the key metrics that we thought we would.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Embrace the role of strategic partner

first_imgHR’s role was on the agenda once again at Harrogate. But is it time for theprofession to accept an important supporting role rather than the lead?As someone who bears witness to the enduring popularity of people managementsubjects in higher education, it is of constant mystification that theprofession is viewed with such low esteem. Is it the preoccupation with attaching value to careers in monetary termsrather than the intrinsic value? Has job satisfaction been sacrificed at thealtar of high rewards and large bonuses? It appears to be a difficult ethicaldilemma. Constant bickering over the terminology of a job title does little toenhance the perception of HR. Accountants and marketers do not appear to havethe same crisis of identity. The generic titles of finance manager andmarketing manager are understood outside the professions and have stood thetest of time. The people management profession appears to lack the same clarity ofpurpose, however. The continuous infighting between the various disciplinesdoes not help dispel the image of a confused profession. It is important tonote that the professional institute chose to keep personnel in its name. In addition, many employees do not relish being regarded in the same way asphysical assets – they have feelings and an intellect. Could sector commentators be partly to blame for the confusion? The currentmovers and shakers in the profession have been bombarded with the “I wantto be strategic” mantra – they have latched on to HR management rhetoricof assets versus liabilities and have been engaged by spiritual intelligenceand knowledge management exponents. While these elements serve a purpose at a particular time and place, none inisolation can contribute to the development of a profession which has long beensearching for a respectable, more durable role in an ever changing businessclimate. If you subscribe to the belief that people management will always be asecond-order strategy in many organisations, then we may begin to find a morecomfortable role to embrace. A consultant anaesthetist once said to me, “We follow what the surgeonsdo”, and this appears to be the role anaesthetists have accepted. Althoughexperts in their field, they have come to realise the one main obstacle in therace to be top dog – they are not qualified as surgeons, so they do not attemptto take on the role. Instead they carry out their function with meticulous precision and clarityof purpose, developing techniques and the use of drugs with the same precisionthat the surgeon uses the scalpel. Surgeons trust and rely on theiranaesthetists. Mutual respect and admiration has forged a lasting relationshipbetween the disciplines and ensured the development of the role of bothpractitioners. There could be a lesson here for HR professionals. Why continue to competeagainst accountants and marketers for the top role? Instead we should lookwithin ourselves, assess our strengths and weaknesses and forge a role as astrategic partner. We should encourage staff to play to their strengths anddevelop their expertise in their areas of natural competence, not everyoneelse’s. HR shouldn’t follow the fad of the day. It may have to rethink its strategyand work on a partnership agreement with flexible service level targets andgoals. The role of partner is just as important as top dog. Audrey Bland is a senior lecturer in HRM at Middlesex University BusinessSchool Embrace the role of strategic partnerOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 3/1

first_imgRICHFIELD, Utah-Quade Gleave’s 16 points led the way and the Piute Thunderbirds edged Wayne 48-46 in the 1-A consolation bracket at Richfield High School. Garrett Chappell had 17 points in defeat for the Badgers. Piute will play Milford for 6th-8th place Saturday at 11:30 am at Richfield High School. RICHFIELD, Utah-Acey Orton posted 22 points and 8 rebounds on 7-11 shooting as the Panguitch Bobcats overpowered Bryce Valley 54-49 Friday in the 1-A state semifinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Kanyon Lamb added 15 points on 7 of 13 shooting for the Bobcats. Panguitch will seek to defend its title from last season and its 8th state title overall against Tabiona. The surprising Tigers have upset three higher seeds in as many days and seek their first state title since 1999. Treyton Tebbs had 17 points on 7 of 14 shooting in the loss for the Mustangs. RICHFIELD, Utah-Jordyn Kennedy netted 11 points and 6 rebounds on 4-6 shooting as the Piute Thunderbirds routed Rich 48-29 to advance to the 1-A state title game against Panguitch in the 1-A state semifinals Friday at the Sevier Valley Center. McKina Stacey had 13 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for the Rebels. 1-A 2nd Day Loss Bracket @ SVC RICHFIELD, Utah-Esther Cox posted 20 points and the Valley Buffaloes gashed Monticello 48-42 at Richfield High School Friday in the 1-A consolation bracket. Tymbr Black had 15 points in the loss for the Buckaroos. 1-A Consolation Bracket @ Richfield H.S. 1-A Consolation Bracket  @ Richfield H.S. March 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/1 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball Girls Basketball RICHFIELD, Utah-Mataya Barney posted 18 points on 7-10 shooting as the Panguitch Bobcats downed the Whitehorse Raiders 54-37 in the 1-A semifinals Friday at the Sevier Valley Center. Kiesa Miller added 14 points on 4 of 5 from the field and 4 of 4 at the foul line. Shundean Begay had 19 points on 7 of 13 from the field in defeat for the Raiders. The Bobcats will have a chance for state title #13 Saturday at 4:30 pm as they play Piute in the 1-A state championship game at the Sevier Valley Center. Tags: Abby Stevens/Bryce Valley/Brynnli Nelson/Oakley Johnson/Wayne RICHFIELD, Utah-Kinley Spaulding netted 10 points and the Milford Tigers downed Tabiona 32-23 Friday in the 1-A consolation bracket at Richfield High School. Abbie Rhoades had 10 points in the loss for the Tigers. Milford next plays Valley for 6th-8th place at 10:00 am Saturday at Richfield High School. 1-A 2nd Day Loss Bracket @ SVC RICHFIELD, Utah-Brynnli Nelson posted 17 points and 8 rebounds and dramatically stole a pass for a key layup as Wayne outlasted Bryce Valley 40-38 to advance to play a fourth day at the 1-A state tournament Friday at the Sevier Valley Center. Abby Stevens added 11 points on 5-9 shooting for the Badgers. Oakley Johnson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs in the loss as their season comes to an end. Wayne will play Monument Valley for 5th-7th place Saturday at 10:00 am at the Sevier Valley Center. Brad James 1-A Semifinals @ SVC RICHFIELD, Utah-Gavin Hoyt had 19 points and 5 rebounds as the Valley Buffaloes overpowered Wendover 59-47 Friday in the 1-A state tournament 2nd day loss bracket at the Sevier Valley Center. Brayan Mendoza had 14 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for the Wildcats. Valley next plays at 11:30 am Saturday for 5th-7th place against Monticello at the Sevier Valley Center. 1-A State Semifinals @ SVC Written by RICHFIELD, Utah-Zach Sherwood led the way with 13 points and the Milford Tigers downed Water Canyon 46-20 Friday in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School. Ben Cooke had 8 points for the Wildcats.last_img read more