Carrie Lam: China to offer Hong Kong economic support amid continued protests

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Covid: UK R rate rises despite lockdown measures

first_img The figure marks a slight increase from last week, when the R rate stood between 0.6 and 0.9. However, the reproduction rate crucially still remains below 1, meaning the virus is not growing exponentially. However, separate figures released earlier this week from Imperial College London’s latest React study suggested that the decline in coronavirus cases may be slowing across the country, and in some regions reversing. Share Health secretary Matt Hancock noted there was “some cause for concern that our hard-won progress may be slowing down, and even reversing in some regions”, as he urged the nation to “remain vigilant” More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com The rate of reproduction of coronavirus now stands at 0.7 to 0.9, meaning every 10 people infected will likely infect between 7 and 9 other people. Test and Trace data released yesterday showed a total 68,738 people tested positive for Covid-19 in England at least once in the week to 24 February — a significant drop from 84,546 the previous week and the lowest number since the week to 30 September. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) estimates that the number of new infections is shrinking by between three and five per cent every day. The UK’s R rate has crept up slightly, despite Covid cases falling to their lowest level since September amid nationwide lockdown measures, according to the latest official figures. Covid: UK R rate rises despite lockdown measures Poppy Wood Also Read: Covid: UK R rate rises despite lockdown measures center_img ‘This is on all of us,” he added. “We have set out a cautious but irreversible approach to easing restrictions, but until we reach each milestone we must all remember the virus is still here, and still dangerous.” It added that R is a lagging indicator, and that current estimates “cannot account for the most recent policy changes, nor changes in transmission that have not yet been reflected in epidemiological data”. whatsapp There was no apparent change in infection rates in Yorkshire and the Humber in the second half of February, according to Imperial. Meanwhile London, the South East, East Midlands and West Midlands all recorded a slight increase in case rates. whatsapp Tags: Coronavirus Re-lockdown Vaccine Show Comments ▼ Friday 5 March 2021 1:58 pm London continues to hold the lowest rate of reproduction of the virus in the country, alongside the East, South East and South West of England, which all recorded an R rate of 0.6 to 0.8. last_img read more

Diploma profits improve despite strong sterling

first_imgMonday 17 November 2014 9:04 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp Share Diploma profits improve despite strong sterling whatsapp TECHNICAL products company Diplo­ma yesterday reported revenue of £306m for the 2014 financial year, up seven per cent from £286m in 2013.The firm’s pre-tax profit also improved, from £48.5m to £49.8m, a jump of three per cent.Diploma, which is made up of three sectors: controls, life sciences and seals, increased its dividend by eight per cent, up to 17p. Bruce Thompson, the company’s chief executive, said he was pleased with the “sturdy underlying growth with good attractive margins”. In addition, he said the group had “accelerated growth” through acquisitions, spending £16.5m on purchases throughout the year.While he said he was pleased with the results in general, Thompson stated: “The one cloud on all that has been the strength of sterling. Since we have around 75 per cent of revenues generated outside of the UK the currency has given us a bit of headwind. It’s a lot to do with where our businesses are operating.” This was the case in Diploma’s life sciences division, which saw revenue drop from £93.2m to £91.4m. Thomp­son said: “The Canadian and Austra­lian dollars have deteriorated, so the exchange rates of those relative to sterling have moved down.” However, he added that the outlook for the company was positive, and said: “We should be able to improve on organic growth with acquisitions, and we are feeling reasonably encouraged by that space. We have got a good pipeline.”Diploma’s shares went up by 1.9 per cent yesterday. Show Comments ▼ Caitlin Morrison More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

News / Smart Smartlynx brings in passenger-freighters as it eyes growing demand

first_imgAirbus operator SmartLynx, which will receive all the aircraft this month and next, said the demand for long-haul cargo operations had driven it to grow its fleet and introduce the modified aircraft.“We are constantly expanding our service portfolio and areas of expertise to accommodate the rapidly changing market demand,” said chief executive Zygimantas Surintas.“It’s our strong belief that the pandemic and the current global crisis will create many opportunities for growth and development for our company and the whole industry. The addition of the modified A330 aircraft is a big step forward and we are more than excited to see what challenges and victories it will bring.”Mr Surintas added that when long-haul cargo demand fell back to normal levels, the aircraft  – leased from CDB Aviation – would be re-modified to take passengers. In the meantime, they would fly for “existing and future clients, to and from Asia, the US and Europe”.In February, SmartLynx announced it had converted two A321 freighters to operate on behalf of DHL. It plans to add eight more by 2023, with an ambition to become one of the largest narrowbody cargo carriers within the next three years.SmartLynx is part of Avia Solutions Group, an increasingly large conglomerate that also owns Chapman Freeborn and Magma Aviation, among numerous companies. By Alex Lennane 13/05/2021 Air freight capacity is 14% down on 2019 – but volumes are more than 4% higher, and this gap between supply and demand is driving market players to find more innovative solutions.And with continued high rates, using passenger-freighters to plug the gaps is becoming increasingly popular.SmartLynx Airlines, a passenger-focused wet-lease and charter specialist, has been boosting its cargo credentials and will temporarily convert five A330 aircraft for freight operations. The modifications will give the aircraft a ‘zero passenger’ layout.Cargo-only aircraft have taken a critical role in the market in the past year. Data released by IATA this week shows that, on some lanes, nearly 25% of capacity is provided by cargo-in-cabin services.last_img read more

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Pharma takes another page from the Hollywood playbook

first_img What is it? Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was refreshing and invigorating, because that oh-so-familiar routine of meetings, deadlines, and what-not has returned with a vengeance. To cope, yes, we are engaging in our usual ritual of quaffing cups of stimulation — Mocha Nut Fudge, if you care — and invite you to join us. Remember, no prescription is required. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to help you along. Hope your day goes exceedingly well and do keep us in mind when something interesting arises …Pfizer may be running late-stage trials on a new treatment for sickle cell anemia, but if the outcome is a bust, the drug maker has a small silver lining — outside investors helped fund the studies, The Wall Street Journal tells us. NovaQuest Capital Management LLC, a private-equity firm, is one of a bevy of investors that fund late-stage clinical trials and such deals are becoming increasingly common as drug makers seek to limit risk. Ed Silverman Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED [email protected] What’s included? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Log In | Learn More center_img Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Pharma takes another page from the Hollywood playbook Pharmalot Alex Hogan/STAT @Pharmalot Tags legalpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ By Ed Silverman May 1, 2017 Reprints GET STARTED About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Election Diary: Tarmac for Portarlington, traffic calming near Crettyard school and campaign launch

first_img WhatsApp Election Diary: Tarmac for Portarlington, traffic calming near Crettyard school and campaign launch WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory It is less than three months until the Elections and our sevent Election Diary is now here.We look at the latest political pieces as the countdown continues to this year’s Local Elections.New tarmac for Portarlington An overflow car park in Portarlington is to receive a new tarmac surface, Cllr Aidan Mullins has announced. Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th March 2019 Home News Election Diary: Tarmac for Portarlington, traffic calming near Crettyard school and campaign… News TAGSElection Diary Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook GAA Twitter Pinterest The Sinn Fein Cllr asked the Council to provide this back in February and has now received confirmation that work will begin soon.He said: “I put down a Notice of Motion at the February Municipal District Meeting requesting that the Council put in a proper tarmac surface with line marking in the new overflow car park beside the Community Creche, Leisure Centre and Community Centre in Portarlington.“I’m delighted to announce that the Council has just confirmed that they are going to carry out these works in a few months time.“Works are also due to start shortly to use the funding from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme to continue under grounding the overhead cables on Lower Main Street near the Square.“This money will also cover upgrade works in the People’s Park which achieved Green Flag Status last year.”____________________________________________________ Previous articleFr Paddy: St Patrick’s Day – a celebration of our Irishness and our faithNext articleLaois minor ladies looking forward to must-win game against Wexford LaoisToday Reporter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA GAA Twitter Time to finish the work to reduce speed limit near Newtown SchoolEoin Barry Labour Party Candidate in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District is calling for traffic calming work near Newtown School to be completed.He said: “The new pedestrian crossing near Newtown National School is a welcome addition to the area and has long been needed.“However, the work on the signage to warn motorists about the school, needs to be completed.“This situation must be unique in Ireland, where we have a speed limit increase from 50kmh to 60kmh directly before a school.“The amber 30kmh signs near the school are not operational and this work should be completed. Aside from the school the local area has a childcare facility and a credit union.“It is a similar situation near the Crettyard GAA pitch. The Traffic calming measures at Newtown cross were very effective and reduced the huge numbers of accidents that were occurring there every year.“However, the speed limit directly outside the football pitch is 100km and visibility at the entrance is quiet poor. We now have a pavement all the way to the pitch, but this has become overgrown and hasn’t been maintained.“A lot of work has been done in the area and the improvements are welcome. A few small additions, clearing the paths, fixing the Amber signs and reducing the speed limit would create a huge benefit to the local community. Allowing people and families to access the school, credit union and pitch safely.”____________________________________________________Ollie Clooney to host Campaign LaunchLocal election candidate Ollie Clooney is to hold his formal campaign launch on Wednesday next, March 20.It will take place in the Castle Arms Hotel in Durrow at 8pm.Supporters of the independent candidate say that the turnout and speakers at the launch will reflect the broad community support there is for their man across the Durrow-Cullahill area as he attempts to win a seat in the 6-seater Borris-Mountmellick electoral district which runs from Rathdowney to Rosenallis.SEE ALSO – Laois woman named director of International Wine Centre Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Regulators report progress at Madrid IOSCO meeting

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter OSC adds three to IAP This was the board’s first meeting since its creation at IOSCO’s Annual Conference in Beijing to give IOSCO a more efficient and inclusive structure. At the Madrid meeting, the IOSCO board reiterated its commitment to meet its deadlines on work that has been mandated by the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on regulatory reform — including developing a methodology to identify systemically important firms, such as hedge funds and brokers; and, reforms to the over-the-counter derivatives market. It also approved recommendations on the regulation of money market funds and oil price reporting agencies, and says that it made further progress on recommendations to address developments in securitization regulation, which it expects to complete in a few weeks. In terms of possible new areas of work, the board also discussed possibly starting work on investor protection in the context of retail financial services and products, it says; and, considered developing a mandate on the impact of differing regulatory requirements on cross-border activity in securities markets. A new board level task force that was struck to examine financial market benchmarks in the wake of the LIBOR manipulation scandal also held its first meeting in conjunction with the board meeting, and drew up its work plan for developing recommendations on safeguards against abusive practices in benchmark setting by the first quarter of 2013. Additionally, IOSCO reports that Michel Prada, chairman of the trustees of the IFRS Foundation met with the board, and urged IOSCO to play a larger role in global efforts to further the international adoption and implementation of international financial reporting standards. This proposal will be taken up by IOSCO’s committee on accounting issues. And, it says, its standing committee on risk and research updated the board on its work to produce a practical methodology for recognizing and measuring systemic risk in securities markets. Finally, IOSCO also reports that three more regulators (from Bosnia, El Salvador and the UAE) have been invited to sign its memorandum of understanding on cooperation and information sharing. IOSCO has set a deadline of January 2013 for all its members to sign the MoU. Keywords Securities regulationsCompanies International Organization of Securities Commissions Global securities regulators are claiming progress on a number of elements of their reform agenda, and also suggested that they may initiate new work on retail investor protection. The board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) met in Madrid this week to discuss its ongoing reform work and possible new areas to tackle. U.S. securities watchdogs reviewing recent stock market turbulence Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Related news FCA seeks consumer duty standards read more

Florida man charged in financial firm flim-flam

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We are still here for you and will be maintaining essential services

first_imgWe are still here for you and will be maintaining essential services As per State Government restrictions, all council buildings will be closed for six days from midnight (18 November 2020), including the Glenelg and Brighton libraries and the Brighton Civic Centre.We are still here for you and will be maintaining essential services. Waste collections will continue, but pre-booked hard rubbish collections will cease for six days. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Brighton, council, Government, Holdfast Bay, local council, South Australialast_img read more

Week of Welcome includes dozens of activities for incoming students

first_img Published: May 14, 2014 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Dozens of activities await new CU-Boulder students starting Aug. 21, including a welcome convocation, a Folsom Field pep rally and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest.The free events give new students a chance to get acquainted with each other, the campus and surrounding community before classes start on Aug. 25.New students will attend the mandatory convocation on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. in the Coors Events Center, where they will hear from Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, faculty, staff and student leaders, and learn about the meaning and responsibilities of becoming CU-Boulder students.Immediately following the convocation, attendees will make their way to Global Jam on Farrand Field for international food and music from noon to 2 p.m. This event is free for all new students with their Buff OneCard wearing the Week of Welcome shirt they will receive during move in.Some other highlights include: Thursday, Aug. 21, from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m, Residence Hall Association and Colorado Athletics jointly host the “CU Kickoff” in Folsom stadium with an official welcome from CU Student Government and Student Affairs, followed by a pep rally featuring CU coaches and the running of Ralphie. Thursday, Aug. 21, from 9 p.m. to midnight, the CU Recreation Center and Residence Hall Association will host “Ice & Dice” at the Rec, where students are invited for rock climbing, ice skating, live music, and a fake money casino including poker and craps with a chance to win real prizes. Friday, Aug. 22, from 8 p.m. to midnight, students are invited to the “UMC Welcome Fest” featuring a variety of fun and interactive activities, including, miniature golf, improv comedy shows, free bowling at the UMC Connection, live music, food, prizes, and a chance to meet Ralphie up close. Saturday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., CU Program Council will present the Welcome Back Concert at Farrand Field for current CU-Boulder students only. A valid Buff OneCard is required to get an admission wristband and there is no re-entry to the concert. Wristbands will be available at the Center for Community from 10 a.m. to noon, at the northeast side of Farrand Field from noon to 10 p.m., and at the southwest corner of Farrand Field from 5 to 10 p.m. The lineup for the concert will be announced in August.Many more events for new and returning students will be finalized and announced throughout the summer. To stay up to date with everything related to Week of Welcome, be sure check out the Week of Welcome Facebook page.last_img read more