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Whole Foods sales jump again

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Whole Foods sales jump again Tags: NULL Organic grocer Whole Foods saw first-quarter net income jump almost 79 per cent, beating market expectations, and raised its full-year earnings forecast for 2011 yesterday. The Texas-based company made $3bn (£1.87bn) revenue, above forecasts for $2.95bn. It generated $88.7m earnings or 51 cents per share in the quarter, up from $49.7m or 32 cents per share in the same period last year. It said it expected strong sales to continue and raised its full-year guidance from $1.76-1.80 per share, up from $1.66-1.71. Shares in Whole Foods rose to $58.11 in after-hours trading from their Nasdaq close of $53.60 as analysts praised the strong performance. KCS-content center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this Wednesday 9 February 2011 8:18 pmlast_img read more

F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” F-White / Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsSave this projectSaveF-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects Year:  Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2009 Photographs:  Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsWhat the architect invented, was to put the rectangular courtyard at an unusual oblique anglerather than a right angle.  Locating courtyard in this way makes spaces around the courtyard can have enough room to stay, and be chained each other directly at their corners, without aisle. Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsOtherwise, inside spaces of the house would be divided into several parts, when the courtyard is located on the middle of the site whose width is limited, and unified feeling of the house would be spoiled.Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsThis arrangement creates not only sense of unity of the spaces, but also several specialized places to each purposes. In addition, each place in the house is facing to the courtyard, which is separated enough from neighbors’ houses, and you can enjoy complete privacy and beautiful blue sky.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsArticlesCL House / BAM! arquitecturaSelected Projects Share Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  122 m² Area:  122 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Kashiwa, Japan CopyAbout this officeTakuro Yamamoto ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKashiwaHousesJapanPublished on August 10, 2013Cite: “F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects” 10 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?F-纯白建筑/ 山本拓郎建筑师事务所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 Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects+ 17 Share Houses ArchDaily Year:  Japan 2009last_img read more

HFT launches in memoriam donations website

first_imgHFT launches in memoriam donations website Howard Lake | 14 July 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 HFT, the charity for people with learning disabilities, has launched a donations website for its Zinnia Fund, enabling family and friends to make in memoriam donations online.The fund, which was established in September 2007, takes its name from the brightly coloured, lollipop-shaped Zinnia flower which stands for ‘thoughts of absent friends’.OLT (Our Lasting Tribute), the specialist tribute giving division of direct marketing agency, Whitewater, set up the programme on behalf of HFT to allow individuals to create their own Zinnia Tribute Fund which friends and family can help grow, making donations on special occasions, or on a regular basis.The new website enables supporters to upload picture and write blog entries about the person the Fund is honouring, whilst at the same time allowing friends and family to sign a visitors’ book, leave messages or light a candle.“This is proving a very popular way for people to share their memories of loved ones and allows family and friends wherever they are in the world to have a point of contact with each other”, said Katie Tennyson, legacy manager at HFT, formerly The Home Farm Trust.“Raising funds in memory of someone special is a poignant and lasting tribute which can be rewarding for everyone involved”. Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Whitewater AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Obama Misses Chance to Help Biodiesel

first_imgHome Energy Obama Misses Chance to Help Biodiesel SHARE Source: Domestic fuel SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 5, 2014 Obama Misses Chance to Help Biodiesel Facebook Twitter “While we are pleased the President seeks to reinstate the cellulosic biofuel tax credit and several other important tax incentives, we are disappointed he did not include the biodiesel tax credit among these extensions. As America’s leading advanced biofuel, biodiesel has made great strides in production, distribution, and use. However, faced with the enduring effects of the petroleum industry’s continuous Century of Subsidies, reinstating the biodiesel tax incentive is a vital part of leveling the energy playing field and allowing true consumer fuel choice.”IRFA points out that the Hawkeye State is a leader in renewable fuels production, with 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing over 3.8 billion gallons annually, three cellulosic ethanol facilities currently under construction, and a dozen biodiesel facilities able to produce nearly 315 million gallons each year. Facebook Twitter Previous articleGetting an Early StartNext articleMuch at Stake for Indiana Farmers In Ukraine-Russia Mess Gary Truitt As President Obama unveiled his FY 2015 Budget Proposal, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) says he missed his chance to level the playing field for biodiesel. IRFA Policy Director Grant Menke points out that while the President included the reinstatements of several currently expired tax provisions, such as tax credits for cellulosic biofuel and wind energy production, he seemed to forget about the federal $1-a-gallon biodiesel tax credit, which expired at the end of 2013.last_img read more

Newspaper reporter freed after 11 days

first_imgNews July 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper reporter freed after 11 days March 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders is pleased to learn that Azizolrahman Sakhizadeh, a reporter for the Kabul-based daily Mandegar, was finally released on 16 July, 11 days after his arrest in response to a libel action by the head of the government’s anti-corruption department, Azizullah Ludin.“We hail the personal commitment to Sakhizadeh’s release shown by President Hamid Karzai and information and culture minister Makhdom Raheen,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also urge the courts to overturn the 30-month jail sentence that his editor, Nazari Paryani, received in absentia on a libel charge.”——————–Reporter arrested arbitrarily, editor gets jail termPublished on Thursday 11 July 2013Reporters Without Borders condemns a recent increase in violations of freedom of information in Afghanistan, including the arbitrary arrest of Azizolrahman Sakhizadeh, a reporter for the Kabul-based daily Mandegar, on 5 July and a 30-month jail sentence for the newspaper’s editor, Nazari Paryani, for reporting alleged fraud during the 2009 presidential election. “Several journalists have been abusively detained since the start of the year or have been the victims of threats or arrests orchestrated by judicial officials, often in connection with reporting critical of the authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Officials frequently abuse their power in order to bring complaints against media personnel, counting on systematic cooperation from the judicial authorities. Arresting journalists and pressuring them to reveal their sources is unjustifiable and illegal.”Sakhizadeh was arrested as a result of a libel action by the head of the government’s anti-corruption department, Azizullah Ludin, in connection with a 15 May story about alleged corruption involving senior officials within the department. Ludin filed his complaint although the paper published his written response two days after the original story.Ludin is also involved in another judicial complaint against the paper, in which Paryani received a phone call notifying him that he had been given the 30-month jail sentence in absentia on 5 June. Paryani, who has appealed, was never told about the original trial, held on 2 March.He told Reporters Without Borders: “In the current situation, with elections coming in 2014 and then the withdrawal of foreign troops, these actions may reflect a desire to impose limits on freedom of information and to pressure the media to censor themselves. There were no personal attacks in the offending articles. We criticized those concerned out of professional duty.”According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the information and culture ministry did not sign any request to prosecute the journalists, although this is required by the law in the absence of a media commission – the body that is supposed to verify media offences – which is to be formed after the election of journalists’ representatives in August.Reporters Without Borders notes the information and culture ministry’s positive response to the request to annul the elections of members of the commission–¬ in which the Federation of Afghan Journalists was not fully represented – and to hold new elections. Follow the news on Afghanistan Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific to go further News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News Receive email alerts Wave of violenceReporters Without Borders also condemns a new wave of violence against journalists on the streets of Kabul. At least four journalists were attacked in a single day on 9 July.They included Mohammad Fahim Fetrat, a reporter for privately-owned Channel 1 TV, and his cameraman, who were hit by police in the capital while doing a report on police mistreatment of street vendors.On 9 July, Edress Temori, a reporter for Channel 1, and Hussian Nazari, cameraman with 3 Sport TV, were attacked by armed individuals as they left the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee after a news conference by its director, Gen. Zahir Aghbar. A Negah TV reporter managed to leave unmolested.The National Olympic Committee, which had been upset by a Channel 1’s coverage of Afghan taekwondo star Rohullah Nekpai’s criticism of the committee, issued a short statement denying any connection with the attacks and with those responsible for the destruction of journalists’ equipment. Reporters Without Borders, which already criticized the increase in violence and threats against journalists in April, is aware of around 30 cases of physical attacks and threats against journalists in Afghanistan since the start of the year. News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says May 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Local Girl Scout Selects AbilityFirst for Gold Award Project

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Local Girl Scout Selects AbilityFirst for Gold Award Project From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 6, 2015 | 12:57 pm HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment The AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank Center, which provides programs for children and adults with disabilities announced that Emma Antonides selected the center’s after school program for her “Girl Scout Gold Award” project. The award represents the highest honor a member of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles can achieve. Earning the Gold Award requires the planning and implementation of a challenging, large-scale project that is innovative, engages others, and has a lasting impact on its targeted community.During the month of July, Emma will be leading and teaching unique and creative art lessons to participants in the after school enrichment program at the AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank Center on Kinneloa Avenue in Pasadena. The center serves children and youth with developmental disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities, as well as a range of physical challenges. Emma will be teaching them the three basic categories of color theory and color harmony. She will be using multiple forms including finger painting, scratch paper art, candy leis, and an innovative class called “Expressing Emotion through Painting” which will include music.Emma will be hosting a bake sale and jewelry sale fundraiser on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to help the Center continue the art classes in her absence. On August 8, 2015, there will be an Open House showcasing the program participant’s art work and how their love for art and talent progressed.“The students in our program are eagerly looking forward to discovering their inner artists and musicians this summer. The Lawrence L. Frank Center staff is grateful to Emma for helping our participants increase their creative thinking and self-confidence through arts and music appreciation,” said AbilityFirst Program Supervisor, Jenny Valadez.For over 89 years, AbilityFirst has provided programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities reach their full potential. Through 25 locations across Southern California, AbilityFirst offers a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs and operates 12 accessible residential housing complexes, as well as an accessible Camp. For more information, visit our websites at www.abilityfirst.orgor Girl Scouts of Greater Los AngelesGirl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles serves more than 40,000 girls in partnership with more than 20,000 volunteers throughout the diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. The council engages girls through programs in Leadership, Business and Financial Literacy, Outdoor Adventure, STE[A]M (science, technology, engineering, art, math), and Healthy Living. To join, volunteer, reconnect, or support, visit or call (213) 213-0123.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

[Medical Facilities In Hilly Areas] ‘Access To Proper Medical Facility A Fundamental Right; State Has To Provide Appropriate Facilities’, U’khand HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Medical Facilities In Hilly Areas] ‘Access To Proper Medical Facility A Fundamental Right; State Has To Provide Appropriate Facilities’, U’khand HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay6 Oct 2020 2:03 AMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court on Friday (25th September) observed that proper medical facility is one of the fundamental rights of every citizen. Appropriate medical facilities have to be provided by the State.The Bench of Acting Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice R. C Khulbe was hearing public interest litigation seeking an order to direct the respondents to implement various health…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 Uttarakhand High Court on Friday (25th September) observed that proper medical facility is one of the fundamental rights of every citizen. Appropriate medical facilities have to be provided by the State.The Bench of Acting Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice R. C Khulbe was hearing public interest litigation seeking an order to direct the respondents to implement various health schemes, as propounded by the State and the Centre, and other consequential reliefs.On considering the contentions, the Court was of the view that in larger public interest, the medical facilities throughout the State of Uttarakhand requires to be considered.The Court noted,”There has been a constant outcry from the public with regard to the lack of proper medical facilities, especially in the hilly areas. Since a large portion of the State is situated in the hilly areas, the people living there should necessarily be accorded with at least minimum medical facilities. (emphasis supplied)The Court further remarked,”Establishing appropriate medical facilities also has various problems. It is these issues, the State would have to balance, namely, the medical facilities to be provided to the public on the one hand and the environment on the other to strike a balance.”It is under these circumstances, the Court called upon the State to furnish particulars with regard to the following:-* Availability of medical facilities,* The nature of the medical facilities,* The standard of hospitals,* The quality of medical aid, and* All such issues those are necessary to determine appropriate medical attention to the public at large.Therefore, the Court was of the view that the scope of the present petition should cover the entire issue of the medical facilities in the State of Uttarakhand.Therefore, the counsel for the petitioner was instructed to file a list of questionnaires, which the Court can put to the State in order to elicit answers and the particulars of the available facilities, etc.Matter has been listed for further hearing on Tuesday (06th October).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Community remembers Broderway

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “I had a good friend in the body shop business in Columbus, Georgia and he told me he wanted to meet Donnie. That he was a character on the phone. Everybody that knew him and those that just knew of him respected him in the body shop business and as a man.”Floyd said Broderway was a friend to everyone.“He would give you the shirt off his back, if he knew you or if he didn’t,” he said. “I had some sinus surgeries and he was the first person to call and ask about me when I got out of the hospital. That’s just the kind of man he was. He did a lot for a lot of people that you’ll never know about. If you knew him, you loved him. He was a good man. The best kind of man.” Book Nook to reopen Community remembers Broderway BB Palmer said Broderway will be missed in many ways and for his many kindnesses that will never be known.“Like so many people, I first knew Donnie through his business,” Palmer said. “He was a good supporter of the rodeo and the Pike County Cattlemen. He was as dependable as the day is long and he would do anything for you. One time, I took an old antique bed frame and asked him to sand blast it. He did and he didn’t charge me a dime. That’s just the kind of man he was. He was a good friend to a lot of folks, to anybody that knew him. He will be missed. We’ve lost a mighty good man.” Skip Published 7:52 pm Tuesday, February 4, 2020 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Primary election is March 3 The primary elections are now four weeks away, and although there are no county races, there are several races that… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Jerry Beckett agreed that Donnie Broderway was the best kind of man.“My first introduction with Donny was in the insurance business,” Beckett said. “Donny did a lot of repair work around town and that’s how we first knew each other but, over time, we became friends.  “Donny had a great sense of humor and would always bring a joke into a situation. I liked being around him. He had some strong opinions but he always kept things in perspective.”Beckett said Broderway was in a tough business but he always weathered the storm.“Donnie will be missed by many people in Troy and all around Pike County,” he said. Funeral services will be held today for Donnie Broderway, the owner of Troy Paint and Body Shop in Troy.For nearly 40 years, Broderway was the go-to guy when it came to auto body work. He started working in Luverne and then worked for Bill Jackson Chevrolet and Troy Nissan before opening his own body shop.“Everybody in the country knew Donnie and looked to him when it came to body work,” said Ashley Floyd. “If you mentioned his name, folks knew him. His name was the first that came up. He was a legend in the body shop business.last_img read more

DOJ files statement supporting church in legal battle over coronavirus lockdown

first_imgiStock/mrtom-ukBy JON HAWORTH, BILL HUTCHINSON and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 244,000 people worldwide.More than 3.4 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 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 hardest-hit country, with more than 1.1 million diagnosed cases and at least 67,674 deaths.Here’s how the news developed Sunday. All times Eastern:8:45 p.m.: DOJ filing supports church in lockdown legal battleThe Justice Department has filed a statement of interest in support of a church embroiled in a legal battle with the commonwealth of Virginia after its pastor was issued a criminal citation for hosting a service in violation of the state’s stay-at-home order.It is the second action of its kind by the Justice Department as Attorney General William Barr seeks to crack down on social distancing restrictions that he says unfairly target religious institutions.On April 5, Lighthouse Fellowship Church, a congregation in Chincoteague Island, allegedly hosted a 16-person service in violation of the governor’s executive orders banning in-person religious services of more than 10 people. The church’s pastor received a criminal citation and summons, which carry penalties of up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.Lighthouse sued and was denied a request for preliminary relief by the district court. The Justice Department’s statement of interest says the executive orders may violate the church’s constitutional right to freedom of religion.“The Commonwealth of Virginia has offered no good reason for refusing to trust congregants who promise to use care in worship in the same way it trusts accountants, lawyers, and other workers to do the same,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said in a statement.The Justice Department says in the statement that it is not taking a general position on Virginia’s stay-at-home order, but instead is arguing that the order in this case unfairly targeted Lighthouse Fellowship Church in comparison with other commercial institutions.“The Commonwealth cannot treat religious gatherings less favorably than other similar, secular gatherings,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.7:50 p.m.: NYPD issues summonses to enforce social distancingNew York City is cracking down on residents who don’t observe social distancing guidelines.Officers made three arrests and issued 89 summonses related to social distancing violations on Saturday, according to an NYPD statement Sunday.New York Police Department officials said earlier that 51 summons had been issued.Mayor Bill de Blasio instructed the NYPD to increase enforcement in Manhattan’s Hudson River Park due to reports of crowded scenes.“The vast majority of New Yorkers are sticking to social distancing. But some are not getting the point,” he said on Twitter Sunday afternoon. “Anyone who ignores instructions by an officer gets a summons.”The three arrests Saturday were all related to an incident in Manhattan’s East Village that “started out as a social distancing enforcement,” Commissioner Dermot Shea said.One of the arrests was caught on video and shows a Taser-wielding officer slapping and punching a suspect. The arrest is being investigated by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and an officer was placed on modified duty, Shea said. 1:50 p.m.: Uber to require drivers, riders to wear face masksUber will require both drivers and riders to wear face coverings, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News.The policy will be implemented in several countries, including the United States, soon, the spokesperson said.“We’ll communicate updates directly to users when ready, but in the meantime, we continue to urge all riders and drivers to wear masks or face coverings when using Uber,” Uber said in a statement.The ride-sharing company is in the process of developing technology to detect whether or not drivers are wearing face coverings before they start accepting trips, the spokesperson said. It also is working on ways to hold riders accountable.In early April, Uber began shipping disinfectant sprays and millions of face masks to drivers and delivery people worldwide, as well as started urging riders to wear face coverings.12:45 p.m.: Northeast states to form medical supply purchasing consortiumSeven Northeast states are launching a regional purchasing consortium to procure medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Massachusetts will join forces in buying personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and more, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday during his daily briefing.The consortium will make the states more competitive globally in purchasing and obtaining sought-after medical supplies and potentially save taxpayers money, Cuomo said. New York State has bought $2 billion of medical supplies this year from China and elsewhere, the governor said. The seven states in total have spent about $5 billion, he said.“We have trouble still getting the equipment and just buying the equipment, because these vendors on the other side, they’re dealing with countries, they’re dealing with the federal government. Why should they do business with one state when they can do business with an entire country?” Cuomo said. “This consortium will help us get the equipment and get it at a better price.”Cuomo said the states will identify the total amount of equipment they need and share notes on vendors. There will also be an emphasis on purchasing in the United States.The consortium will also focus on increasing testing capacity, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said during the briefing.“We really need to work together to build the capacity to test or we are not going to be able to give our citizens the confidence they need to go back to work,” Wolf said. “They are not going to have the confidence that we need them to have to go back to school or back to the store or to go back to worship.”The consortium will work in coordination with the federal government, Cuomo said.“Whatever help they give us is great, but it is also clear from the federal government that it is up to governors,” Cuomo said. “So whatever we can do on our own so we are not reliant on anyone, that is the best.”During the briefing, Cuomo also announced that New York State will require all hospitals to have a 90-day supply of PPE. The amount would need to meet the rate of use during the worst of the COVID-19 crisis.11 a.m.: People in need of food could double to more than 2 million in NYCSeeing a massive increase in the number of food-insecure people, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday that he wants to ramp up food delivery to 1 million meals a day.He said that before the coronavirus pandemic hit, New York City had about 1.2 million people who were experiences some level of food insecurity.“That number may have grown by a million,” de Blasio said during a coronavirus briefing. “There could be as many as 2 million or more New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity now or will be experiencing it in the coming weeks.”He said the city now has the capacity to deliver up to 3.1 million meals a week, but would like to see that grow to 1 million a day. He called on nonprofits groups, staff food-distribution sites and community organizations to help the city feed people who “just weeks ago considered themselves solidly middle-class or working class.”The mayor also blasted White House economic advisor Kevin Hassett for saying on Saturday that a “phase four” stimulus package might not be necessary.De Blasio said Hassett appears bent on “saving money rather than protecting people.”“I was disgusted when I heard these comments because it sounded like the comments not only of a cheapskate but someone who just didn’t care,” de Blasio said. “So I hope President Trump will renounce these comments immediately.”During an interview Saturday on Fox News, Hassett noted that some states appear to be opening up their economies safely and faster than expected.“I think right now because there’s been good news really, that the opening up is starting to happen faster than we expected, appears to be doing so safely, then there is a chance that we won’t really need a phase four,” Hassett said.De Blasio said the city is $7.1 billion in the hole and that it appears Hasset has an “absolute misunderstanding” of what is happening in New York and in other areas across the country that are still steeped in the battle against the virus. He added that without another federal stimulus package, first responders, including doctors and nurses now saving lives in public hospitals, could be furloughed.“If we don’t get help from Washington, that is what will happen,” de Blasio said.10 a.m. Ohio governor says his face mask mandate went ‘too far’One of the first U.S. governors to implement statewide closures amid the novel coronavirus outbreak says he went “too far” by mandating people to wear face masks in stores.“It became clear to me that that was just a bridge too far. People were not going to accept the government telling them what to do,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, said on ABC’s “This Week.”DeWine, who closed schools in his state on March 12, rescinded a statewide order last week requiring face masks to be worn in stores, writing on Twitter that it became clear to him some Ohioans found it “offensive.”9 a.m.: 2.2 million small business loans approved in round 2 of PPPAbout 2.2 million small business loans totaling $175 billion have been approved in the second round of the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), officials said on Sunday.While more loans were handed out in this round, the average PPP loan is around $79,000, which is much smaller than the $200,000 loans businesses got in the first round of the program.“Since the launch of PPP on April 3, SBA has processed over 3.8 million loans for more than half a trillion dollars of economic support in less than one month,” reads a joint statement issued by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.Nearly 500,000 of the loans were made by lenders with less than $1 billion in assets and non-banks, including community development financial Institutions, certified development companies, microlenders, and farm credit-lending institutions, according to Carranza and Mnuchin. More than 850,000 loans, or about a third of those approved, were made by lenders with $10 billion in assets or less, they said.7:41 a.m.: WHO official says false-positive tests caused by dead lung cells in recovering COVID patientsWHO technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove in an interview Sunday on BBC’s ‘The Andrew Marr Show’, responding directly to the report in April that some COVID-19 patients in South Korea tested positive again afterthought to have had recovered.“What they’re finding in some individuals, after they test negative, after a week or two or even longer, they’re finding that they’re testing positive again. And what is actually happening is as the lungs heal there are parts of the lungs that are dead cells that are coming up that are testing, there are fragments of those lungs that are actually testing positive for PCR. It’s not infectious virus, it’s not reinfection it’s not reactivation, it’s actually part of the healing process that is captured as being positive. So that’s something that’s really interesting,” Kerkhove said.On the question if people can be reinfected? They don’t know yet.“What we’re learning right now is, when somebody is infected with COVID-19, they develop antibodies and they develop part of an immune response, one to two to three weeks after infection. What we’re trying to understand is in that antibody response does that mean that they have immunity? Does it mean that they have a strong protection against re-infection? And if so, how long that protection lasts. We don’t know the answer to that yet.”6:44 a.m.: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks about government’s contingency plan if he died from his coronavirus infectionU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the British government had a contingency plan for his death as he battled COVID-19 in an intensive care unit last month in an interview with The Sun newspaper published on Sunday.Johnson, 55, returned to work last Monday about a month after testing positive for COVID-19 where he spent 10 days in isolation in Downing Street before he was taken to London’s St Thomas’ Hospital and placed into an intensive care ward.“I was told I had to go into St Thomas’. I said I really didn’t want to go into hospital. It didn’t seem to me to be a good move but they were pretty adamant. Looking back, they were right to force me to go,” Johnson said in the interview. “They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario. It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it.”Johnson confirmed that doctors discussed invasive ventilation to treat him.“The bad moment came when it was 50-50 whether they were going to have to put a tube down my windpipe,” he said. “That was when it got a bit  … they were starting to think about how to handle it presentationally. The doctors had all sorts of arrangements for what to do if things went badly wrong … The bloody indicators kept going in the wrong direction.”Johnson continued: “I was in denial because I was working and I kept doing these meetings by video-link. But I was really feeling pretty groggy … I was feeling pretty wasted, not in an intoxicated way, but just, you know, pretty rough.”1:55 a.m.: NFL spokesman confirms that the NFL plans to begin season on timeThe National Football League confirmed that they will release its full 2020 schedule later this week which includes a season opener on Sept. 10 and Super Bowl LV scheduled to be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, on Feb. 7 in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.“We plan to start on time,” said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy.NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent told The Associated Press this week that the league is doing “reasonable and responsible planning” regarding health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic.Even though the league has not made any alterations to its fall plans, it has, however, been evaluating contingency plans in case things are not able to go ahead as planned.One of those contingencies is delaying the season until mid-October, according to the Sports Business Journal. Playing games in empty stadiums and eliminating bye weeks have also been discussed as potential options on the table.One option not on the table, according to ESPN, is gathering players at a centralized location to execute a season as the NBA and MLB have discussed ideas like playing at a neutral site such as Walt Disney World, Las Vegas or Arizona.For now, the NFL and NFLPA have agreed to keep buildings closed until every state in which a team resides lifts its stay-at-home mandate and teams are currently preparing to conduct offseason workouts virtually instead of in person.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced last week that he will not accept a salary during the pandemic.The NFL draft that was held last month was the most-watched in league history and the NFL raised more than $100 million for coronavirus relief during the draft.10:54 p.m.: City drops mask requirement over fears of violenceThe city of Stillwater, Oklahoma, has amended an emergency proclamation requiring people to wear face coverings in public after threats of violence.In a statement, Stillwater City Manager Norman McNickle said that in three hours on May 1, while face coverings were mandatory inside stores in the city, employees were “threatened with physical violence” by people who “cite the mistaken belief the requirement is unconstitutional.” One person even threatened an employee with a gun for asking them to wear a mask, according to McNickle.“It is further distressing that these people, while exercising their believed rights, put others at risk,” McNickle said in a statement. “As mentioned, there is clear medical evidence the face coverings prevent COVID-19 spread; they are recommended by both the CDC and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The wearing of face coverings is little inconvenience to protect both the wearer and anyone with whom they have contact. And, an unprotected person who contracts the virus can infect their own loved ones and others.”McNickle and Stillwater Mayor Will Joyce reversed the emergency proclamation late Friday. The city will still require store workers to wear masks, but with the amendment citizens are now just “strongly encouraged” to wear coverings, instead of requiring it.Stillwater has a population of about 50,000 and is the location of Oklahoma State University. The university sent students home in mid-March and conducted classes online the rest of the semester.ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway, Mina Kaji and Jack Arnholz contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Relationships at work result in satisfied staff

first_imgRelationships at work result in satisfied staffOn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Employersreport that the workplace is becoming a happier and more consensual place tobe, research by IRS Employment Review finds.Thestudy claims that what really matters to most employees is not pay, butrelationships with managers and colleagues, recognition of contribution and jobsatisfaction. Only younger workers put pay issues high on their list ofimportant issues.Itreveals that just under two-thirds of respondents view the employmentrelationship as ‘good’ in their organisation, while one-third describe it as‘fair’. Sixin 10 respondents had heard of the term ‘psychological contract’, althoughrelatively few said it was very strong in their organisations.Nearly70 per cent of respondents believe relationships with line managers orsupervisors is the most important factor in creating a good relationshipbetween employers and staff, 68 per cent highlight quality of management, 55per cent view job satisfaction and communications as important and 52 per centregard job security as critical. IRSEmployment Review managing editor Mark Crail said: “We are getting a clearmessage from this research: management wants to listen and respond to staffneeds.”Thesurvey reveals that other issues contributing towards a happy workingrelationship include good relationships between colleagues (51 per cent), pay(49 per cent), working hours (38 per cent) and working culture (31 per cent).www.irsemploymentreview.comlast_img read more

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