Share this story: Coronavirus | Economy | Health | State GovernmentDunleavy outlines steps for reopening Alaska’s economyApril 20, 2020 by Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media, and Ryan Cunningham, KTOO Share:Update — Lex Treinen, Alaska Public MediaGov. Mike Dunleavy said Monday that the state will announce later this week its plan for opening hair and nail salons, restaurants, and retail businesses with added protocols to avoid the spread of coronavirus.He said the state may begin to relax regulations as early as next week. He will meet with mayors on the issue this week.“In those businesses, we feel there are protocols those businesses can put in place — face coverings, sanitizing, spacing within their businesses,” Dunleavy said.As the state reopens some sectors, it will watch carefully for movement in the wrong direction, the governor said.“If we see a spike in cases, clusters of cases, we’re going to go in and investigate that really quickly,” Dunleavy said.Dr. Anne Zink, the state’s chief medical officer, said that even as some of the restrictions on businesses relax, residents should continue to avoid large groups, practice social distancing and wear masks in public.Zink said a steady decrease in active COVID-19 cases shows that Alaskans’ efforts have been effective. That trend is a leading requirement for reopening the economy.Testing data is another key for those who are tracking the disease — the state lab can now test as many as 7,000 people a week, but “that’s well below what we’re testing currently,” Zink said.She said new state guidelines will allow anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to be tested.“Our goal is to test as many people as possible,” she said.She also urged Alaskans to keep track of their movements, so that if they do test positive, disease trackers can possibly figure out where their exposure came from and more easily determine how to isolate potential new cases.Alaska’s Energy Desk editor Julia O’Malley contributed to this story.This story has been updated.Alaska Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum, left, speaks at a news conference with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on April 9. (Creative Commons photo by Alaska Governor’s Office)Original story — Ryan Cunningham, KTOOGov. Mike Dunleavy’s latest COVID-19 news conference is scheduled for 5 p.m.The governor, Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink have been holding these briefings almost daily since March 10.They’ve shared updates on the number of people in the state with confirmed cases, announced public health mandates and explained the administration’s strategy and rationale.There were two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported on Monday, bringing the statewide total to 321. One new case was in Palmer, and the other was in Chugiak. There were no new hospitalizations or deaths reported.The Dunleavy administration has imposed public health mandates that have reshaped daily life across Alaska to combat the spread of the virus. Those mandates and other Alaska-specific COVID-19 resources and information are available at coronavirus.alaska.gov.You can watch Monday’s news conference live on this post, the governor’s Facebook or Livestream pages, or on 360 North television.The headline for this story has been updated.
Show Comments ▼ Friday 16 January 2015 3:37 am whatsapp The Christmas season may already feel like a distant memory for most, but at JD Sports the festivities are still in full swing. The UK sports retailer’s share price soared seven per cent in early morning trading after the company increased its profit guidance for the year. JD Sports told investors to expect profit before tax for the current financial year to exceed market expectations, which currently ranges up to £90m. The company is celebrating a strong Christmas period in which it recorded like-for-like store sales growth of 12 per cent in the five week period to 3 January 2015. Executive chairman Peter Cowgill commented: I am delighted to be able to report that the great momentum I reported in the Sports Fascias all our territories earlier in the financial year has been maintained during the key Christmas period, particularly when measured against strong comparatives in prior years. This result is testimony to the strength of the JD brand and its commitment to providing its customers with unrivalled choice, quality and excitement as the leading retailer of Sports Fashion. JD Sports, which has around 800 stores nationwide, offloaded the loss-making Bank Fashion in November. However, the chain fell into administration at the beginning of this month, despite being offloaded to turnaround specialists Hilco Capital. The company reported impressive half-year results with pre-tax profits up 170 per cent to £16.4m. The 2014 World Cup helped deliver a financial boost to the retailer, with replica kits flying off the shelves. Joe Hall JD Sports share price soars with retailer predicting big profits whatsapp Tags: NULL Share
whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Thursday 4 June 2015 9:38 pm Tags: Greek debt crisis IMF whatsapp Greece shocks IMF by holding back €300m Share The standoff between Greece and its creditors intensified last night when the embattled Mediterranean state refused to cough up €300m (£218m) owed to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The payment, due today, is one of several instalments in June which Athens now says it will bundle into one transfer at the end of the month.By 30 June the Greek government will owe the IMF about €1.6bn (£1.2bn).The drastic measure represents the first time in history that a western nation has resorted to bundling IMF debt repayments. The move is likely to dent relations between Greece and its international lenders even further, at a time when leading politicians from all sides need to build up trust and come to an agreement that will save the Eurozone member from bankruptcy.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had suggested on Wednesday night that today’s payment would be met. “Don’t worry about that,” he told reporters early yesterday morning, when asked if his government could afford to pay up.But later IMF spokesman Gerry Rice revealed that the payment was not expected to be made, saying: “The Greek authorities have informed the Fund today that they plan to bundle the country’s four June payments into one, which is now due on 30 June.”“Under an executive board decision adopted in the late 1970s, country members can ask to bundle together multiple principal payments falling due in a calendar month. The decision was intended to address the administrative difficulty of making multiple payments in a short period,” he added.Tsipras emerged from Wednesday night’s talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem in a confident mood, insisting that an agreement would be found in the coming days. But the Syriza leader returned to Greece yesterday to discover outrage from sections of his ruling party over Brussels’ ongoing demands. His coalition government reassured the public late last night that it will not accept “extreme proposals” laid out in the latest reform plans, while Tsipras spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande via conference call.According to a Greek government official, Tsipras told Merkel and Hollande that the lenders’ proposal could not lead to a deal because it was not taking into account the progress made in Brussels. However, as is becoming commonplace, the official insisted there was optimism that a deal could be reached soon.
FORT MYERS, Fla. – A woman is accused of leaving her dog inside her car, which was turned off, while she went inside a local Pet Smart.When deputies tried to confront 24-year-old Tracy Brown, she ignored them. According to the arrest report, she backed up in her car and hit an LCSO patrol car.She then sped away and almost hit a deputy who was trying to stop her, the report states. Deputies said she ran two red lights before finally stopping in a parking lot off of Colonial Boulevard.As they tried to place her under arrest, deputies said Brown continued to resist them. They used a stun gun while trying to put her in handcuffs and accidentally hit the dog. Thief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTags: crimeFort Myers Dealer found guilty for selling drugs in Fort Myers June 17, 2021 AdvertisementThe dog was sent to a local vet to be treated. Brown is now facing multiple charges including resisting an officer and fleeing law enforcement. Two men arrested for stealing construction equipment form site in Estero June 17, 2021 WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021
News Pinterest Updated: Appeal launched after Laois nurse’s family home destroyed by fire Electric Picnic “I’ll never be able to thank everyone enough for the kindness we have received.”In the meantime, Sylvia’s sister in law Grace Mooney has set up a GoFundMe Page in order to allow the family to buy the bare essentials at this time.The fundraiser was launched on Friday evening and already almost €12,500 has been raised.Grace said: “My lovely sister-in-law lost her home in a blaze due to an electrical fault.“She recently qualified as one of our frontline workers, a Psychiatric Nurse.“A mother of five, with two teenage daughters still living at home.“They have literally lost their home and everything else in this fire, we’re just lucky nobody was hurt and everybody got out!“I’m asking for donations no matter how small to help purchase essential items such as clothing for her and the girls – toiletries etc.“Please help! If there is anything you can give please do.“It’s such an unfortunate incident and especially at this time of year and with everything going on.”If you would like to donate, you can do so by clicking below: Electric Picnic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp An appeal has been launched for funds after a Laois nurse’s family home burned to the ground.Sylvia Tormey’s house in Mountmellick, which she shares with her partner and her three teenage children, went alight around 1pm on Friday November 13.Mam of five Sylvia, who works as a psychiatric nurse, was not home at the time but her partner, one of her children and their dog were. *We would like to apologise to Sylvia and her family for some incorrect details that were published in the first version of this article*SEE ALSO – Laois priest scoops top prize in Carlow GAA draw By Alan Hartnett – 16th November 2020 Facebook Twitter Twitter Facebook Previous articleGreen Party appoints three local area representatives for LaoisNext articleHSE ‘halt’ to Laois/Offaly School Vaccination Programme ‘inexcusable’ Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Her partner and daughter managed to escape but unfortunately the beloved dog died in the fire.While the damage to the home in Silverwood is so severe that the family have had to move to the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise at present.Speaking to LaoisToday, Sylvia explained how the whole community has rallied around her and her family since the terrible incident.She said: “I have been blown away by the support we have received.“Family members, neighbours, friends, fellow residents, businesses – the whole community in Mountmellick – they have been so good to us. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp TAGSfireMountmellick Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home News Updated: Appeal launched after Laois nurse’s family home destroyed by fire News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date
Two million Australians call on Prime Minister to fund quality dementia care Dementia AustraliaProminent Australians including Prof Graeme Samuel AC, Ita Buttrose AC OBE, Denis Walter, The Veronicas and Abbie Chatfield have banded together with more than 200 Dementia Advocates to write to the Prime Minister ahead of next month’s Federal Budget. The letter calls on the Government to fund the Roadmap for Quality Dementia Care developed by Dementia Australia with partners Dementia Training Australia and Dementia Support Australia.The letter is written on behalf of the half a million Australians living with dementia and the 1.6 million people involved in their care and describes the Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final recommendations as a “once in a generation opportunity to commit to the funding and policy settings we need to deliver quality dementia care” and “an opportunity we cannot afford to miss”.Professor Graeme Samuel AC, Chair of Dementia Australia said that after twenty years of reviews and reports, now is the time for the Government to fund quality dementia care. “We have written to the Prime Minster as a matter of urgency to ensure this once in a generation opportunity to transform dementia care and the aged care system overall is seized by the Government, Prof Samuel said. “We expect a significant investment and transformation in the May budget that will make a profound difference to the experience of people affected by dementia – now and for generations to come. These reforms are well overdue,” Prof Samuel said.The group calls for the urgent commitment to and implementation of Dementia Australia’s Roadmap for Quality Dementia Care which has been presented to the Federal Government as a solution to the comprehensive reforms recommended by the Royal Commission.The Roadmap highlights the three key areas of transformation that, if adopted, will make a substantial difference to the delivery of quality dementia care for people impacted by dementia and ensure quality dementia care for all people living with dementia, their families and carers. These areas are:1. Improving dementia support pathways2. Building workforce capacity3. Dementia-friendly design.Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.For support /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:aged care, Australia, Commission, Dementia Australia, dementia care, education, Federal, federal budget, federal government, Government, Investment, Prime Minister, Professor, research, royal commission, workforce
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office visits Council of Europe Council of EuropeAnn Linde, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, visited the Council of Europe on 28 April 2021. She met with Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, to discuss co-operation between the two organisations. During the meeting, she deposited the instrument of ratification for the Convention on Cybercrime (the Budapest Convention) and for its Additional Protocol concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems. The Convention and its Additional Protocol will enter into force in respect of Sweden on 1 August 2021; with the ratification by Sweden, 66 states are now Parties to the Convention and a further 11 have signed it or been invited to accede.The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office also met with Robert Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights, and exchanged views with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.Her agenda also included a visit to the European Youth Centre to host a roundtable on youth participation in legislative and policy processes. Youth work has been a permanent theme on the OSCE agenda for several years now. Ahead of the visit, Ann Linde said: “Young people must have the power to shape their own lives and have an influence on the development of society. They have the right to be heard and their opinions must be taken into account. Their contribution to the work of the Council of Europe and the OSCE is important and valuable”.It is not Ann Linde’s first time inside the European Youth Centre. From 1984 to 1988, she was Secretary General of LSU, the National Youth Council of Sweden, and in this capacity was a member of the Advisory Council on Youth set up by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers and made up of representatives of youth NGOs and networks. Later, as Ann Linde worked for the government, from 1991-1993 she represented Sweden on the European Steering Committee for Youth, composed of ministries and bodies responsible for youth issues of the Council of Europe member states. So, the minister has been active on both sides of the Council of Europe youth sector’s ground-breaking co-management system. /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:Budapest, council, Council of Europe, Cybercrime, Europe, european, Foreign Affairs, Government, Human Rights, Minister, President, racist, Secretary, Society, Sweden, young, Youth
Should you buy it? Most electric cars are far from exciting to drive, but the power and range mean the Concept EQA breaks the mold. It certainly has eye-catching looks, and the five-second zero-to-100 km/h run means it can back up those seductive curves with performance.RELATED Full coverage of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show When is it coming? At this point the Concept EQA is just that. Although, Mercedes’ assertion is that it will produce 10 battery-powered electric vehicles in coming years, which suggests the EQA may make it to market. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending in Canada What is it? The all-electric Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA concept vehicle arrives with a sweeping style and the performance to back up its good looks — the innovative lighting technology is based on laser light embedded in the centre of a fibre-optic cable. The effect is eye-catching and classy.Why does it matter? The Concept EQA features permanent all-wheel drive with two electric motors. The combination delivers “more than” 268 horsepower and over 369 lb.-ft. of torque. The upshot is a run from rest to 100 km/h of around 5 seconds. The battery technology is scalable, but boasts a driving range of around 400 kilometres — the size of the battery will ultimately determine the exact driving range. It also features two drive programs – Sport and Sport Plus – that vary the front-to-rear torque split, which changes the driving dynamic. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Benz Concept EQADerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Benz Concept EQADerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Benz Concept EQADerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Benz Concept EQADerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Benz Concept EQADerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Benz Concept EQADerek McNaughton, Driving RELATED TAGSMercedes-BenzElectricFrankfurtElectric VehiclesFrankfurt Motor ShowNew VehiclesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCanadaCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleDriving.caElectric VehiclesFrankfurt Motor ShowScience and TechnologyTechnology ‹ Previous Next ›
Recruiting is up for graduating students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who can expect more job options than in recent years due to growth in almost every kind of industry, according to campus experts. The technical, financial, retail and service industries are leading the way for new hires in 2006 at CU-Boulder, according to Lisa Severy, director of CU-Boulder’s Career Services office. Nationally, students graduating from college in 2006 should see the best job market in four years, according to a job outlook report issued by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Recent college graduates are generally high on companies’ want lists, especially when they are rebuilding their workforces after downsizing or growing due to a rebounding economy, according to Severy. “When organizations make the decision to rehire, they go for people with the latest skills, the most up-to-date training and the lowest price point, which perfectly describes a new college graduate,” Severy said. This year’s positive job news cuts across majors. Many employers are looking for a particular skill set rather than people with a certain major, she said. Instead, they are seeking people who can articulate plans and solve problems. “There are a lot of students here who have a great diverse resume because they have a lot of skills, they’ve done a variety of different things while here on campus and then they also have knowledge in their majors,” Severy said. “All those things together make them marketable in all kinds of different areas.” When it comes to interviewing for jobs, Severy said students must prepare just like they would for a college exam. This includes figuring out what kind of job they are looking for and then networking with everybody they can. “Usually by the time you get to an interview they’ve already established that your credentials are right, they are just looking at that point for a fit,” Severy said. “In general, practice is the only thing that can help you prepare. That’s why we have a mock interview program here where students can come in and videotape an interview with a counselor and get feedback to learn what they do well and the things they need to work on.” Mary Banks, director of career development for CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, said she is “cautiously optimistic” about the job market for students graduating with business degrees. Finance majors are faring well, and companies with sales and marketing positions are actively seeking entry-level workers, she said. “Our students are very entrepreneurial, they don’t need to work in a box,” said Banks. “This is a great skill to have because companies are looking for students who can work on their own and think out of the box.” For those students who will graduate in the winter or next spring, it’s never too early to start thinking about the job-search process, Severy said. Sitting down with a counselor to help hone their interviewing skills, prepare a resume and become knowledgeable about the job-seeking process can really pay off when it’s time to find a job, she said. For more information about CU-Boulder Career Services call (303) 492-6541 or visit www.colorado.edu/careerservices/. A radio story featuring Lisa Severy and the job outlook for this year’s graduating students is available to download on the CU-Boulder Office of News Service’s Web site at www.colorado.edu/news/broadcast/. Published: April 30, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
Author 3 UKBTEEHuaweiO2 UKVodafone UK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 MAR 2019 Related UK officials are reportedly considering a cap on the amount of Huawei equipment each operator is allowed to deploy within their networks, as part of a review of the country’s telecommunications policy.The Telegraph reported a proposal from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport could place a restriction of 50 per cent on operator use of Huawei equipment, although it is not clear in which segment of the network the cap would apply, or how it would be calculated.Details on the potential policy are sketchy. However, if adopted the guidelines look to fall well short of the full ban some countries, most prominently the US, advocate.The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre was previously reported to believe a ban on the vendor’s equipment was unwarranted.It is unclear how much a 50 per cent limit would impact the UK’s four mobile operators. Last week at MWC19, Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read stated the company already used a number of different vendors in its UK network and has frequently called for a “more grounded discussion” on the security issue.However, Vodafone has also paused installation of Huawei equipment into its core networks in Europe and previously confirmed it does not use the vendor’s equipment in its core UK network.O2 UK and 3 UK also do not use Huawei core network kit, while BT-owned EE is in the process of removing the vendor’s equipment from its 4G core network.SupportThe news comes as Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins played down fears of Huawei dominance in 5G as “overblown” during an interview with Bloomberg. Robbins added, as with previous generations, he expected mobile operators to use a mixture of equipment from a range of vendors from across the globe in the 5G era. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris Donkin FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Previous ArticlePanel Discussion: The future of mobile money in AfricaNext Article4YFN – Biohacking Implant Live Tags Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Español Home UK mulls limit on Huawei kit Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software