St-Agatha-Berchem Sustainable Social Housing / Buro II & Archi+I

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Social Housing St-Agatha-Berchem Sustainable Social Housing / Buro II & Archi+I “COPY” 2012 Architects: B2Ai Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 36 Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/280158/st-agatha-berchem-sustainable-social-housing-buro-ii-archii Clipboard Belgium CopySocial Housing•Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium St-Agatha-Berchem Sustainable Social Housing / Buro II & Archi+ISave this projectSaveSt-Agatha-Berchem Sustainable Social Housing / Buro II & Archi+I Photographs:  Filip Dujardin ContextThese new social housing units are in addition to the social housing district built in 1922-1925 by architect Victor Bourgeois. One plot is located along the Beheersstraat and has 43 units, the other one is along the Dendermondestraat with 32 units. On both plots, four blocks of apartments and low-energy houses have been built, classically aligned or in a sawtooth configuration.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeLow wall and hedges define the immediate environment and the boundaries between the residences and the common area. The layout of the common are is to a high standard, in line with shat L. Van del Swaelm has achieved in the Cité Moderne. The courtyard, with its benches and greenery, invites meeting.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinArchitectureThe volumetrics and maximum building heights echo the buildings created by Victor Bourgeois in his Cité Moderne and the expression given there to the canopies, balconies, patios, awnings… The contemporary translation of these modernistic elements ensures sufficient variety in typology for the eight different blocks. As a mark of honour for the revolutionary use of concrete by Victor Bourgeois, the façades have been provided with an outer covering in precast concrete. Its combination with wood offers a warm contrast. The choice of flat roofs completes the cubist context of the Cité Moderne.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinEngineeringThis sustainable district guarantees a balance between economic, technical and social criteria and offers both a high architectural quality and excellent energy performance through the use of solar panels, rainwater recovery, environmentally friendly material, and optimised insulation and ventilation. The apartments and the houses have a K-value of 30. The low-energy housing units and the E level is 60 for the apartments and 50 or less for the houses.Project gallerySee allShow lessNational Art Museum of China competition entry / OMAArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXXArticlesProject locationAddress:Sint-Agatha-Berchem, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/280158/st-agatha-berchem-sustainable-social-housing-buro-ii-archii Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeB2AiOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingHousingWoodSint-Agatha-BerchemBelgiumPublished on October 10, 2012Cite: “St-Agatha-Berchem Sustainable Social Housing / Buro II & Archi+I” 10 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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Care4free redesigned

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 May 2001 | News Care4free redesigned Following Care4free’s withdrawal of the charity element of its Internet Service Provider offer, the ISP’s main page has been redesigned. Following Care4free’s withdrawal of the charity element of its Internet Service Provider offer, the ISP’s main page has been redesigned. You can still donate to charities online and buy charity trading goods, but the content element of the site simply links largely to external providers such as Ananova, Thomas Cook, and the BBC.Visit Care4free. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Listen: Frogflix: Episode 7

first_imgLinkedin Previous articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Episode 18Next articleWhat we’re reading: Trump, the midterms, and more Trump Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin printOn this episode, our hosts discuss Dish TV, HBO, “Game of Thrones,” “Roma,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and more. Andrew Van Heusden + posts Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/center_img Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 ReddIt ReddIt Facebook Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Facebooklast_img read more

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Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha Appointed As Chief Information Commissioner [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesYashvardhan Kumar Sinha Appointed As Chief Information Commissioner [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 Nov 2020 4:08 AMShare This – xThe President of India has appointed Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as the Chief Information Commissioner.The appointment is with effect from the forenoon of 7th November, 2020. The President has also appointed Heeralal Samariya as the Information Commissioner. The President of India administered the oath of office to Shri Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as Chief Information Commissioner at 10.00…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 President of India has appointed Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as the Chief Information Commissioner.The appointment is with effect from the forenoon of 7th November, 2020. The President has also appointed Heeralal Samariya as the Information Commissioner. The President of India administered the oath of office to Shri Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as Chief Information Commissioner at 10.00 a.m. today at at Rashtrapati Bhavan.The appointment is on the recommendations of the committee constituted under sub-section (3) of section 12 of the Right to Information Act, 2005. This committee consists of (i) the Prime Minister, who shall be the Chairperson of the committee; (ii) the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha; and (iii) a Union Cabinet Minister nominated by the Prime Minister. The CIC post had felt vacant after former CIC Bimal Julka retired on 26th August 2020.Sinha, before he was appointed as Information Commissioner, has served as High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. He had also served as Additional Secretary,(Pakistan,Afghanistan, Iran), MEA, New Delhi.  He was sworn in as Central Information Commissioner on January 1, 2019.Heeralal Samariya, who is now appointed as Information Commission, served as Secretary (Ministry of Labour & Employment).Last month, an application for urgent hearing was filed in the plea before the Supreme Court which seeks for timely and transparent appointment of Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission under the Right to Information Act, 2005. Activist Anjali Bhardwaj, had highlighted that six posts, including that of the Chief Information Commissioner, remained vacant as of 15th October, 2020.Click here to Read/Download NotificationRead NotificationNext Storylast_img read more

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Almost €700,000 invested in FLAG projects in Donegal

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Almost €700,000 invested in FLAG projects in Donegal Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleCastlederg mum welcomes medicinal cannabis breakthroughNext articleUlster Rugby Visit: Letterkenny Chairman Shaun McGuinness News Highland Bord Iascaigh Mhara announced details of over €697,074 investment for 47 coastal based projects in the FLAG North region of Ireland under the Fisheries Local Area Action Group (FLAG) Strategy. Jim O’Toole, CEO of BIM said that the FLAG Programme would continue “to promote sustainable growth in the local economies of Irish coastal towns and villages and provide a significant boost to these important communities.” He added that, “by 2020, the FLAG Programme will have invested up to €12 million in Ireland’s coastal communities, providing jobs, and exciting opportunities to men and women who live along Ireland’s coastline.” More than 400 applications have been made to the FLAG programme this year. All applications were reviewed by individual FLAG Boards in each of the seven FLAG regions throughout Ireland. Projects must be able to demonstrate a clear link to coastal community rejuvenation, enterprise, innovation, job creation and skills enhancement across the fishing, aquaculture and maritime industries.Malin Head Fishermen’s Co-Op is one of 47 FLAG North based coastal projects that successfully applied for FLAG funding this year, and features in a new BIM video campaign to raise awareness of FLAG.FLAG funding has allowed Malin Head Co-Op, which was founded in 1991, to invest in holding tanks for lobster and crab for their fishermen.  The Co-Op has also embraced BIM’s lobster v-notching scheme, an initiative that encourages fishermen to v-notch female lobsters allowing for easier identification and subsequent return to sea to breed. 31,000 lobsters were v notched in 2017, 3,500 of which were done by Malin Head Co-Op.The FLAG programme is co funded by the Irish Government and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, administers the programme which will deliver a total of €12 million in funding to Ireland’s coastal communities over the 2014-2020period.Applications for 2019 FLAG is now open. Details on the FLAG programme and on how to apply can be found at www.bim.ie/schemes/The video of Malin Head Fishermen’s Co-Op can be watched by logging on to – https://bit.ly/2uxVgI2 Over €697,000 is being invested in coastal based projects in Donegal under the Fisheries Local Area Action Group Strategy.The FLAG programme, whicyh promotes sustainable marine development, is administered by BIM, which is promising a €12 million national investment by 2020.Donegal is covered under FLAG North, with 47 coastal projects in the county being funded this year.One of them, Malin Head Fishermen’s Co-Op,features in a new BIM video campaign to raise awareness of FLAG.In the video, Manager Eddie Kelly, outlines the importance of a lobster stock rejuvenation project…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/eddiemalin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video can be viewed here -https://vimeo.com/indiepicsclient/review/276860189/fee906f5e3*************************************Statement in full -North coastal based projects secure €697,074 investment under Fisheries Local Area Action Group (FLAG) StrategyDonegal based Malin Head Fishermen’s Co-Op one of 47 FLAG North projects in 2018 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – July 26, 2018 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

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At Maimonides Medical Center, mourning the loss of a teammate and noting small wins

first_imgFile photo. IPGGutenbergUKLtd/iStock(BROOKLYN, NY) — The morning call was a mix of emotions for those attending at Maimonides Medical Center.On Tuesday, Michael Antoniades, the executive vice president and chief operating officer, sat at the head of the long table, donning dark-framed glasses, a white shirt and a mask — pulled down so he could be heard — as he addressed staff present and on the phone in Brooklyn, New York.Maimonides Medical Center invited ABC News to attend and listen in on the update call.Among the issues discussed during the meeting was a shortage of disposable thermometers for COVID-19 tests.“We found about 250, which we’re getting in. There’s another thousand that’s supposed to come in today — it’s very tight. … That is a tight item,” said Thomas Smith, chief nursing officer and senior vice president. “We’re working on it.”It was also revealed during the call that the hospital was running out of the nasal swabs used in testing for COVID-19.“It’s about two days, depending on our use. … It’s about 350, 400 swabs right now,” said Declan Doyle, senior vice president of operations and clinical programs.Doyle said the hospital was looking to use oral swabs in the meantime as it sought help to get more nasal swabs.The hospital also said that it had 173 ventilators in use as of Tuesday morning and 75 ventilators on standby.The hospital said it was proud to be adding beds everywhere possible and retraining hundreds of employees to care for the influx of patients.Maimonides had just opened up 10 beds in its cardiac department and it had also retrofitted the cancer center for proven non-coronavirus patients — nearly tripling the hospital’s capacity since the outbreak began.“I know it’s a lot of teamwork,” Antoniades told Denise Pelle, senior vice president of ambulatory care, thanking her and her team.“I just want to acknowledge how great it’s been the last couple of weeks to really [staff] these very, very important centers, to not only redeploy … 450 people … but also to set up the family communication center. Just making great progress. I think it’s time for a virtual clap,” he said.While they did not release numbers on the deceased, hospital workers said they are currently caring for roughly 600 patients with the virus.During the meeting, the hospital staff said there were eight additional intubations on Monday on top of the 20 already intubated as well as six on the intensive care unit list and seven due to be reevaluated.But the toll on the hospital had also been a personal one, which was shared during a solemn moment toward the end of the meeting.On Tuesday morning, Antoniades told the staff that the hospital had lost another teammate.“I would like to ask everyone to just to take a moment of silence and just reflect upon all the work that we’re doing,” he said. “Thank you everyone. God bless.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: ‘We are at a dire point,’ US surgeon general says

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide.Over 57.4 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 numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 11.9 million diagnosed cases and at least 254,383 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Nov 23, 12:08 pmEngland lockdown to end next week as plannedBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that a monthlong, nationwide lockdown in England will be lifted next week as scheduled.Nonessential businesses and shops, including gyms and hair salons, will be allowed to reopen when the country returns to a regional tiered system of COVID-19 restrictions after Dec. 2.“For the first time since this wretched virus took hold, we can see a route out of the pandemic,” Johnson told members of Parliament, adding that breakthroughs in testing, treatments and vaccines should reduce the need for restrictions next year.Unlike previous restrictions, the tiered measures will be a uniform set of rules and much tougher. The prime minister is expected to announced which parts of the county is in which tier on Thursday.“I can’t say that Christmas will be normal this year,” Johnson said. “We all want some kind of Christmas; we need it, we certainly feel we deserve it. But what we don’t want is to throw caution to the winds and allow the virus to flare up again, forcing us all back into lockdown.”ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Nov 23, 10:31 amTSA screens over 3M flyers in 3 days ahead of ThanksgivingMore than 3 million people went through airport security checkpoints across the United States between Friday and Sunday, despite public health guidance against traveling for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened 1,019,836 individuals on Friday and 984,369 on Saturday. But Sunday saw the most travelers, with TSA screening 1,047,934 people — the highest since the coronavirus pandemic was declared in mid-March.The previous pandemic record was set on Oct. 18, the Sunday after the long Columbus Day weekend, when TSA screened 1,031,505 individuals.Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is recommending that Americans do not travel for Thanksgiving.“It’s not a requirement, it’s a recommendation for the American public to consider,” Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, told reporters during a call on Nov. 19. “Right now, as we’re seeing exponential growth in cases and the opportunity to translocate disease or infection from one part of the country to another leads to our recommendation to avoid travel at this time.”ABC News’ Sam Sweeney contributed to this report.Nov 23, 9:35 am‘We are at a dire point,’ US surgeon general saysU.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the nation is “at a dire point” in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, “by any measure.”“Cases, positivity, hospitalizations, deaths — we are seeing more Americans negatively impacted than ever before. But I also want Americans to understand that we’ve never had more reason for hope, thanks to science,” Adams told ABC News’ Cecilia Vega in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.“We’re going to have people — the vulnerable — start to be vaccinated in mere weeks,” he added. “So I”m asking Americans, I’m begging you, hold on just a little bit longer, keep Thanksgiving and the celebrations small and smart this year.”Adams advised people to hold Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations outdoors if possible, to keep the gatherings small — ideally less than 10 attendees — and to prepare ahead of time.“Make sure you’re not going around out in public and exposing yourself to other people, especially now heading into these celebrations,” he said.When asked about the White House’s controversial plans to hold holiday parties indoors, Adams said the public health guidelines “apply to everyone.”“We want everyone to understand that these holiday celebrations can be super-spreader events, so we want them to be smart and we want them to be as small as possible,” he said. “These apply to the White House, they apply to the American people, they apply to everyone.”Nov 23, 8:26 amNevada to enter ‘statewide pause’Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered a three-week “statewide pause” that begins Tuesday to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.“I am not issuing a shutdown order,” Sisolak said during a virtual press conference Sunday evening. “My goal is to aggressively try to attack this spread, while maintaining some portion of our economy and our daily lives.”Under the pause, residents will be required to wear face masks in private and public gatherings. Public gatherings will be limited to 50 people or to 25% capacity, whichever number is lower. Private gatherings will be limited to 10 people from no more than two households.Sisolak said no additional businesses will be closed, but bars and restaurants will only be able to operate at 25% capacity with no more than four people per table. Gyms and fitness studios may operate with no more than 25% capacity while adhering to strict social distancing guidelines. Retail establishments including malls can continue operating at 50%.“I know the majority of our bars and restaurants are doing their best, but these settings have proved to be high risk because they allow the opportunity for people to remove their face coverings in indoor settings around people outside of their households,” Sisolak said. “That’s how the virus spreads.”Nov 23, 7:09 amRussia reports over 25,000 new cases for first timeRussia confirmed 25,173 new cases of COVID-19 and an additional 361 fatalities from the disease in the last 24 hours, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.It’s the first time that Russia has reported over 25,000 newly diagnosed infections in a single day, setting a new record for the country. The cumulative total now stands at 2,114,502 confirmed cases, including 36,540 deaths, according to the coronavirus response headquarters.Despite the growing number of infections and deaths, Russian authorities have repeatedly said they have no plans to impose another nationwide lockdown. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday that it’s up to regional authorities to decide what measures need to be imposed in their regions to curb the spread of the virus.The Eastern European nation of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 23, 5:39 amUS reports over 142,000 new casesThere were 142,732 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the 20th straight day that the country has reported over 100,000 newly diagnosed infections. Sunday’s count falls under the all-time high of 196,004 new cases on Nov. 20.An additional 921 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide on Sunday, down from a peak of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.A total of 12,247,487 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 256,783 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Nov 23, 4:41 amAstraZeneca, Oxford say their vaccine is up to 90% effectiveU.K.-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and England’s University of Oxford announced Monday that late-stage trials show their COVID-19 vaccine was up to 90% effective in preventing the disease.The results are based on interim analysis of phase 3 trials in the United Kingdom and Brazil, which looked at two different dosing regimens. One regimen showed vaccine efficacy of 90% when the drug, called AZD1222, was given as a half dose, followed by a full dose at least one month apart. A second regimen showed 62% efficacy when given as two full doses at least one month apart. The combined analysis from both dosing regimens showed an average efficacy of 70%, according to press releases from AstraZeneca and Oxford.There were a total of 131 COVID-19 cases in the analysis, and no hospitalizations or severe cases of the disease were reported in participants receiving the vaccine candidate, according to the press releases.“These findings show that we have an effective vaccine that will save many lives,” Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group and chief investigator of the Oxford vaccine trial, said in a statement Monday. “Excitingly, we’ve found that one of our dosing regimens may be around 90% effective and if this dosing regime is used, more people could be vaccinated with planned vaccine supply.”AstraZeneca, which has promised not to profit from the vaccine “for the duration of the pandemic,” said it will now immediately prepare to submit the data to regulators around the world — including in the United Kingdom, Europe and Brazil — that have framework in place for conditional or early approval. The company will also seek an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization for an accelerated pathway to vaccine availability in low-income nations.Meanwhile, Oxford said it is submitting the full analysis of the interim results for independent scientific peer review and publication.“Today marks an important milestone in our fight against the pandemic,” AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said in a statement Monday. “This vaccine’s efficacy and safety confirm that it will be highly effective against COVID-19 and will have an immediate impact on this public health emergency. Furthermore, the vaccine’s simple supply chain and our no-profit pledge and commitment to broad, equitable and timely access means it will be affordable and globally available, supplying hundreds of millions of doses on approval.”The U.K. government has already placed orders for 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine candidate, along with 40 million doses of another developed by Pfizer and BioNTech which has shown to have 95% efficacy.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Diverse experience is key to fast career progression

first_img Comments are closed. Employees should switch jobs regularly if they want to fast-track theircareers. The first investigation into the current and future state of careermanagement practices from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development(CIPD) finds that workers should focus on gaining as much diverse experience aspossible if they want to progress quickly. The survey of 732 HR practitioners shows the majority believe experience andperformance – particularly if gained in different countries, business units andorganisations – will become even more important than qualifications over time. The survey also reveals a gap between workers’ expectations, and what HRpractitioners believe will hinder career progression. HR practitioners identify working flexible or reduced hours as one of thefactors most likely to impede career progression. Three times as many HRpractitioners believe that working long hours is positive for your career (32per cent) than those who believe it is negative (11 per cent). Yet, 90 per cent of respondents say that work-life balance is a highpriority for their workforces. This may explain why the majority of HRprofessionals report that ‘the career expectations of young people now enteringthe workforce offer a huge challenge for organisations going forward’. Two-thirds of respondents agree that ‘the glass ceiling for women is stillvery evident in the majority of organisations’. Jessica Rolph, CIPD adviser on learning and development, said, organisationsneed to adapt their career management practices to the 21st century. “With a vast majority of organisations relying on career management toproduce a high proportion of their future leaders, and only a third of seniormanagement being committed to career management activities, the UK will befaced with a dearth of competent leaders if senior management does not take thismore seriously,” Rolph warned. By Ben Willmottwww.cipd.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Diverse experience is key to fast career progressionOn 10 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Pharrell’s Goodtime Hotel opens in Miami Beach

first_imgThe Goodtime Hotel with Pharrell Williams and (from top) David Grutman, Michael D. Fascitelli and Eric Birnbaum (Getty, Alice Gao)After roughly five years and $200 million, the Goodtime Hotel is almost open.The Washington Avenue hotel, developed by Imperial Companies’ Michael D. Fascitelli and Eric Birnbaum, opens Thursday. The developers brought on star talent to deliver and operate the property: Pharrell Williams, hospitality mogul David Grutman and designer Ken Fulk.The 266-key hotel, at 601 Washington Avenue, features about 100,000 square feet of public spaces, Grutman’s 30,000-square-foot Strawberry Moon restaurant and pool club, 45,000 square feet of ground floor retail, a gym and library, according to a release.The project marks the first hotel for Grutman, founder of Groot Hospitality. The developers paid $36 million for the entire Washington Avenue block in 2015, records show. The project was partially financed with a $45 million loan from Bank OZK in early 2018.ADVERTISEMENT“This area of Washington Avenue was in deep need,” Fascitelli said. “It took a lot of money to bring it to this point.”Fulk said it “feels like the perfect moment” to open the hotel, with so much attention focused on South Florida. The Goodtime is hosting InterMiami’s soccer season launch on Friday and will have pool activations this weekend to celebrate the opening, Grutman said.The hotel and property were designed by architect Morris Adjmi, Fulk and landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Hotel rooms range from about 200 square feet to 1,000 square feet, Birnbaum said.The partners, who referred to the hotel as “approachable luxury,” said they’re open to developing more Goodtime hotels. Birnbaum and his firm, Dreamscape Companies, are buying hotels across the country. He said he is also looking for new development sites in the Miami area.“The key is to get this one right and make it a success,” Birnbaum added. “When and if we do that, opportunities will arise.”Contact Katherine Kallergis Full Name* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Celebrity Real EstateDavid GrutmanHotelswashington avenue Tags Email Address*last_img read more

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Transport and structure within the Antarctic Circumpolar Current to the north of South Georgia

first_imgThe Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) crosses rugged topography to the north of South Georgia. In this region the subsurface expression of the Polar Front (PF) is generally thought to occur north of the Maurice Ewing Bank (MEB) close to the Subantarctic Front (SAF). However, in January 1996 the PF was south of the bank, separate from the SAF, in a position where it was most likely constrained by local bathymetry. High rates of transport (25 Sv eastward) were present at the PF, consistent with previous estimates for this current core. High transport rates (20 Sv westward) were also present along the northern shelf of South Georgia close to where the southern ACC Front (sACCF) has previously been reported. During our occupation, the sACCF was not encountered as it probably lay outside the survey area. Comparisons with recent circumpolar analyses emphasise the potential for variability in the region.last_img read more

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