MGM Resorts boosted by Chinese growth in Q3

first_img MGM Resorts boosted by Chinese growth in Q3 Casino & games Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter North American gaming giant MGM Resorts saw a 9% rise in revenues in the third quarter of 2019, as it benefitted from growth across its casino properties in the US and China. North American gaming giant MGM Resorts saw a 9% rise in revenues in Q3 as it benefitted from growth across its casino properties in the US and China.In its third quarter financial and operational results for the three months to 30 September, MGM reported net revenue of $3.3bn (£2.5bn/$3.0bn). It said net revenues at its Las Vegas Strip properties increased 4% year-on-year to $1.5bn.In its regional operations across the US, net revenue increased by 20% to $935m. Those figures included $52m from Empire City Casino, which it acquired in January 29, and $64m from MGM Northfield Park’s operations, which was acquired in April. It also benefitted from a full quarter of operations at MGM Springfield, which opened in August last year.MGM China’s net revenues were up 22% year-on-year to $738m, in part thanks to a 19% increase in VIP Table Games hold to $699m at its MGM Cotai and MGM Macau properties.“I am excited about the prospects for our business as we enter 2020,” said Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts.Read the full story on iGB North America.center_img 31st October 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Why I’d buy this ‘hidden’ cannabis stock in the FTSE 100

first_img Miles Williams | Friday, 3rd July, 2020 | More on: ABF Worldwide, we have seen a significant increase in the acceptance of cannabis. In the United States, medical marijuana is legal in 33 states and fully legalised in 11. As the saying goes “when America sneezes, the whole world gets a cold”, and the United Kingdom could have a sniffle. There is an accelerating trend of the legalisation of cannabis globally. Here is why I think cannabis will become fully legalised in the UK and why I would invest in this ‘hidden’ cannabis stock on the FTSE 100 today.The stigma, the cureThe stigma around cannabis has started to change from a dirty drug and has almost become a miracle cure. Possibly the miracle cure the UK could use to help fit the Covid-19 bill. A bill that is estimated to be a whopping £300 billion. The government has a few options to breach this funding gap. Inevitably taxes will be raised. Sadly this includes sin taxes, which we will happily pay to get back to the pub. Or they could create a new tax stream through the mass legalisation and licencing of cannabis. I think Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF) is one of the few companies on the FTSE 100 that can take advantage of the possible legalisation of cannabis.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…My gameplanCompared to the US, the UK has minimal investment opportunities in the cannabis industry. One of the hidden players in the cannabis game is ABF. British Sugar, a wholly owned subsidiary of ABF, is a major cultivator of cannabis for GW Pharmaceuticals. GWP produces Epidiolex, a cannabis-based treatment for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. For the financial year, 2020, GWP’s revenue tripled all due to the sale of Epidiolx. My ultimate game plan for investing in the possible “cannabis rush” is to sell pickaxes during a gold rush.Now that we have established why ABF is a hidden cannabis stock, let’s look at why ABF is a good investment.The companyABF is a well-diversified food retailer across the globe. With food being a basic need, its core product will always be in demand. Having a £17 billion market cap on the FSTE 100, ABF has a lot of resources and experience in the cultivation business. The company is exceptionally solvent and has a stellar balance sheet. Total assets exceed total liabilities by £9 billion and low levels of debt. I think this robust business will survive if there were to be a second market crash. Currently, it has a Price to Earnings Growth (PEG) ratio of 0.8, which is excellent, and the share price is hovering around the March lows. ABF is a steal at its current share price for the potential value this stock could create. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Miles Williams has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Associated British Foods. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Why I’d buy this ‘hidden’ cannabis stock in the FTSE 100 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Miles Williamslast_img read more

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted Mar 21, 2015 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City, Utah] During its March 19-21 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.Advocacy and Networking for Mission* Condemn the use of religion for the purpose of advancing political agendas directed at terrorizing, victimizing, and oppressing individuals and communities and impairing their ability to enjoy basic human rights because of their religious beliefs and social, ethnic, class, caste, gender, and national affiliations; condemn serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross human rights violations and abuses; call on the governments of the world’s nations to confront the reality of religious persecution, protect religious minorities and civilians within the framework of international and humanitarian law, address political exclusion and economic desperation that are being manipulated by the forces of extremists, scale up humanitarian and development assistance to host countries and trusted NGOs, and accept for resettlement a fair share of the most vulnerable people where return to their countries of origin is impossible;encourage all Episcopalians to engage in prayers, support, education, and advocacy for displaced people and the churches that are providing succor and hope to those displaced people who have been uprooted by conflict and living in refugee camps (A&N040).* Recognize the increasing urgency globally for governments, communities, and individuals to take action through legislation and regulation, business and community partnerships, personal initiative, and widespread education and dialogue to address the full range of activities necessary to reduce and eliminate the human-caused detrimental effects on climate and the environment; reiterate the church’s commitment to Jesus’ preferential option for the poor, so that such actions to reduce and eliminate the human-caused detrimental effects on climate and the environment do not disproportionately harm the lives and livelihood of the marginalized among us; encourage all Episcopalians to review the Pastoral Message on Climate Change from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori together with the presiding bishops of our ecumenical partners, to take advantage of the teachings to be offered in the March 24 webcast forum, “The Climate Change Crisis,” with follow-up resources, and to participate in the 30 Days of Action that will kick off on the day of the forum, by signing up to receive a daily e-mail from the Episcopal Public Policy Network here (A&N0041).* Express support of the efforts of worldwide governmental and non-governmental organizations, working collaboratively, to eradicate the scourge of modern-day slavery commonly known as human trafficking, and commend specifically, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the Global Freedom Network, the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and its April 2013 report “Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern Day Slavery: Report of Recommendations to the President”, the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking and other emerging networks of governmental and non-governmental organizations working to raise attention, cultivate responses, and generate advocacy around human trafficking and modern-day slavery, including the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the United States Department of State, the Polaris Project, and the United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking & Slavery; extend the life of the D042 Coordinating Committee on Human Trafficking and direct the committee to provide a report on its activities to the Executive Council to be included in council’s triennial Blue Book report for the 79th General Convention; urge dioceses and congregations to learn to recognize the signs of human trafficking in their neighborhoods, support services to victims and survivors of human trafficking, and urge local, state, and federal lawmakers to pass laws that punish traffickers and those who profit from the slave labor of, or trafficked, women, girls, boys, and men (A&N042).Finances for Mission* Establish Trust Fund 1076 as investment account for All Saints Episcopal Church, Concord, North Carolina (FFM076).* Accept revised investment policy statement of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (FFM077).* Authorize treasurer, chief operating officer and director of mission to use income distributed annually from all trust funds of Class 100 for individual scholarships, educational and/or theological programs as recommended by the Scholarship Committee in adherence to trust language, donor’s intent, and scholarship guidelines; to use income distributed annually from all trust funds of Class 101 to fund program grants in adherence to trust language and guidelines established by granting committees; to use income distributed annually from all trust funds of Class 13 to effect distributions in adherence to trust language and Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society guidelines; any annual balances not awarded be reinvested (FFM078).* Establish Trust Fund 1075 as an investment account for the Diocese of Nebraska (FFM079).* Establish Trust Funds 1077-1115 as investment accounts for the Diocese of West Missouri (FFM080).* Affirm the March 17, 2015 resolution of the House of Bishops calling for an independent commission to explore the canonical, environmental, behavioral and procedural dimensions of matters involving the serious impairment of individuals serving as leaders in the church, with special attention to issues of addiction and substance abuse, and revise the 2015 budget to include $150,000 to fund the work of this commission (FFM081).* Authorize a line of credit to the Episcopal Church in Navajoland in the amount of up to $350,000 to be accessed through Dec. 31 for operating support (FFM082).* Accept amendments amounting to $295,000 in additions to the 2015 Budget for The Episcopal Church (FFM083).Governance and Administration for Mission* Require all children and staff participating in the General Convention Children’s Program be vaccinated, as appropriate by age (child may be exempted by presenting a certificate from a licensed physician to the staff stating that due to the physical condition of the student one or more specified immunizations would endanger the student’s life or health); staff of the General Convention Children’s Program, working with the General Convention Office, will verify the immunization records of all children and staff and General Convention Children’s Program will comply with at least all applicable minimum requirements of Utah State Law with respect to such programs (GAM027).* Adopt changes to the United Thank Offering bylaws (GAM028).* Forward to the wider church a response to the report of the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (GAM029).* Adopt amendment to the Episcopal Church Women bylaws (GAM030).Finances for Mission and Governance and Administration for Mission* Create an ad hoc committee of Executive Council on the Location of the Church Center to be nominated by council chair and vice-chair of Executive Council and appointed by the Executive Council; membership of the committee may, but need not, be members of council and may be supplemented by additional appointments from time to time; committee charged with examining the missional, strategic, and financial aspects of the location of the Episcopal Church Center; committee will continue the work of the GAM-FFM Joint Subcommittee on the Location of the Church Center and any money allocated to the subcommittee are transferred to the committee; committee charged with providing a final recommendation to the Executive Council on the location of the church center (FFM GAM003).Local Mission and Ministry* Affirm six entities as Jubilee Centers, including Iglesia San Bartolomé Barrio Buena Vista, desuio a La Esperanza Siguatepeque, Honduras (Diocese of Honduras); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Ministries, Fayetteville, Arkansas (Diocese of Arkansas); Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Breckenridge, Colorado (Diocese of Colorado); Chaplains on the Harbor, Westport, Washington (Diocese of Olympia); Hope Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland (Diocese of Maryland) and St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Destin, Florida (Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast) (LMM015).World Mission* Acknowledge the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, giving special thanks for their financial stewardship as demonstrated by consistently ending each fiscal year under the approved budget; recognize various initiatives by DFMS staff to reduce administrative expenses, including renegotiating loans and lines of credit; note and applaud efforts by Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society staff to improve income, such as the rental of space in the church center, express its appreciation for the consistent, visionary leadership of the chief financial officer and the chief operating officer throughout this triennium (WM034).* Celebrate the continuing evolution of the relations with the Episcopal Church of Cuba and The Episcopal Church and commit to pray for our brothers and sisters in Cuba during this time of new possibilities and opportunities (WM035).* Express our deep concern and heartfelt affection for our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Church of Melanesia and the Church of Pakistan (United), and their leaders, Archbishop David Vunagi, and the Most Rev. Samuel Azariah respectively, in light of recent crises; and commit The Episcopal Church to a continuing relationship of prayer during these times of challenge faced by the Anglican Church of Melanesia and the Church of Pakistan (United) (WM036). Executive Council March 2015 Rector Albany, NY A summary of Executive Council resolutions Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Executive Council, Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

House in Iruma / aoyagi design

first_imgArchDaily Area:  123 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses House in Iruma / aoyagi designSave this projectSaveHouse in Iruma / aoyagi designSave this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share Year:  Architects: aoyagi design Area Area of this architecture project Japan 2016 CopyHouses•Saitama, Japan “COPY” “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeaoyagi designOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaitamaOn FacebookJapanPublished on October 28, 2020Cite: “House in Iruma / aoyagi design” 27 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream House in Iruma / aoyagi design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, IOC, AGC Glass Products, Sankyo AlumiArchitect In Charge:aoyagi designDesign Team:Hajime Aoyagi, Ayaka AoyagiStuructural Engineers:Hf Architectural Design, Hiroshi FukuyamaCity:SaitamaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. The site is in a residential area in the suburbs, and the house is for a couple and their child. The composition is that of an introspective triangular attic space sitting on an open first floor of wooden and steel construction.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Takumi OtaThe triangular prism is formed by a truss of CLT panels. The 90 mm panel thickness, though a response to exterior wind pressure, is not only structurally functional but also gives beauty. The rich texture of wood makes it unnecessary to install further interior finishes. The structure also eliminates the need for insulation due to the considerable thickness of the panels. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaCompared to the first floor which contains all the functions for daily life the attic has no fixed purpose. It also has a different sense of scale, with a ceiling height of 7 meters. The smooth surfaces conceal the structure and emphasize the triangular form.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!SectionAnother point of contrast is light and shadow. The first floor is bathed in natural light, while the 7 meter high attic space is engulfed in shadow. Through the atrium, the attic’s darkness extends to the 1st floor, intermingling with its natural light. This merging of light and shadow expands the space and blurs the boundaries of the quality of attic vs living.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessAdjoin Garden / July Cooperative CompanySelected ProjectsHouse in Zenpukuji / aoyagi designSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Takumi Ota Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Popp-e appeal

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 October 2000 | News Visit the Poppy Appeal site and read UK Fundraising’s April coverage of Web-billing methods of online fundraising. 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. Popp-e appeal  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Royal British Legion has launched its Poppy appeal Web site and is accepting online donations via telephone billing for the first time. Donors can make donations online by allowing the site to reconnect their PC to a premium rate telephone line for a set fee. This fee appears on the donors’ telephone bill and the donation is credited to the Legion.The Royal British Legion has launched its Poppy appeal Web site and is accepting online donations via telephone billing for the first time. Donors can make donations online by allowing the site to reconnect their PC to a premium rate telephone line for a set fee. This fee appears on the donors’ telephone bill and the donation is credited to the Legion.The site is the work of online marketing company Thirsty Fish. Based on last year’s successful Poppy Appeal site, the agency and charity have come up this year with a range of offers, including themed poppy screen savers, desktop wallpaper and a computer game. This year the site is encouraging donors with the slogan “Is your computer wearing a popp-e?” Advertisement read more

2018 BBC Children in Need raised £12.9m through mobile donations alone

first_img Melanie May | 13 December 2018 | News  151 total views,  3 views today “Mobile is such an important channel for maximising donations, helping us to raise as much money as possible to support disadvantaged children and young people around the UK. Donating by text is a quick and simple way for people to help change young lives. We’re grateful to Fonix, and to all of our generous supporters whose donations will go on to make such a difference.” This year’s BBC Children in Need appeal received £12.9 million in mobile donations alone, with payments processed by mobile payments and messaging firm Fonix.Fonix has worked with the charity since 2014 to refine and improve the mobile donation process. This year, it collaborated with BBC Children in Need to introduce the first ever £30 price point, alongside the traditional price points of £20, £10 and £5. This was rolled out for the Children in Need Rocks concert, as well as for the live annual Appeal Show on 16 November.BBC Children in Need also ran text-to-donate competitions for the first time, including on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, which gave listeners the chance to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway. This was for a one-off voluntary donation of £10, with the public able to opt out by replying CANCEL to their entry confirmation text within 60 minutes.Overall this year’s appeal raised £50.5 million.Clare Charles, Director of Media and Charity for Fonix, said:“It’s clear that the public are willing to donate larger amounts via text-to-donate, and allowing them to do this by introducing the £30 price point has been great for raising money for such a good cause.”Karen Bass, Chief Operating Officer at BBC Children in Need added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: BBC Children in Need mobile About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  152 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 2018 BBC Children in Need raised £12.9m through mobile donations alonelast_img read more

Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs Call on CDC to Release Nationwide Demographic Data

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty The Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs are calling on the Trump Administration to ensure there are no racial or ethnic health disparities regarding the testing and treatment of the Coronavirus.Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), who chairs the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and the chairs of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) urged Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Redfield to work with the Tri-Caucus to ensure nationwide demographic data is released publicly and in real time and to find the best approach in collecting disaggregated data without compromising data collection or the integrity of CDC data.“Based on early regional data that is available, we are alarmed to learn that the virus is disproportionately affecting communities of color. Unfortunately, the CDC has not released nationwide demographic data, which hinders our efforts to understand these emerging trends.”“We understand that the Person Under Investigation form allows for the collection of top-level race and ethnicity information but would like to verify when and if the CDC plans to publicly release these findings, the Members wrote.”“We understand that reporting data prematurely can compromise the integrity of the data sets, but having timely and accurate data is critical for policy makers to inform essential legislation that will impact millions of Americans and future generations. We are very concerned with the current absence of nationwide demographic data and how the lack of data can hamper the response to COVID-19.“Without this data, stakeholders are unable to adequately target both public health campaigns and ensure that providers have the resources needed to test and treat diverse populations.”The letter is signed by Chu, CHC Chairman Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), and CBC Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles).African Americans and other minority groups could be more prone to the virus due to more statistical occurrence of underlying conditions.Nearly 48 percent of African American women and 44 percent of African American men have some form of heart disease according to the Heart Foundation.African Americans are also more likely to develop high blood pressure and diabetes.As of April 3, African Americans made up almost half of Milwaukee County’s 945 cases and 81 percent of its 27 deaths in a county whose population is 26 percent black. Milwaukee is one of the few places in the county that is tracking the racial breakdown of people who have been infected by the virus.In Michigan, where the state’s population is 14 percent black, African Americans made up 35 percent of cases and 40 percent of deaths as of Friday morning.Some agencies are asking if racial bias is limiting access to testing.“We are deeply concerned that African American communities are being hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, and that racial bias may be impacting the access they receive to testing and healthcare,” Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The committee and nearly 400 medical professionals have demanded that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services release daily racial and ethnic demographic data on Coronavirus testing, cases, and outcomes.The 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Affordable Care Act prohibit discrimination in health care services. The absence of data amounts to denial of appropriate care, the group is claiming.“Under section 4302 of the ACA, HHS is required to collect, analyze, and report disaggregated data for health care programs. Currently, the CDC COVID Case report form only collects high-level information and does not collect any disaggregated data by race, ethnicity, primary language, gender, disability status and socioeconomic status,” the letter states. “We understand that making changes to health forms in the midst of a pandemic can be a challenge, so the Tri-Caucus would like to work closely with the CDC and state health agencies to help provide adequate resources and support the best strategy to reach this goal without compromising data collection or the integrity of CDC data.” Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img 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. Government Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs Call on CDC to Release Nationwide Demographic Data Early regional data shows COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 11:31 am Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Last remaining water boil notice lifted in Co. Limerick

first_imgTwitter Previous articleSebastian Barry to take Limerick Literary Festival Line UpNext articleFertility clinic to open in Limerick Staff Reporter Facebook WhatsApp TAGSboil water noticeCo. LimerickMusic Limerick Advertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Email Print NewsLast remaining water boil notice lifted in Co. LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 19, 2014 657 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Limerick County Council has confirmed that the last remaining precautionary boil water notice in place in County Limerick has been lifted.The local authority, acting on the advice of the Health Service Executive and as agents of Irish Water, introduced a precautionary boil water notice across County Limerick on Thursday after extensive power outages caused by last week’s storm affected water pumping stations and treatment plants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Approximately 90,000 customers in County Limerick were affected by the boil water notice. Since Saturday however, only 475 people served by the Fedamore public water scheme have been required to boil water prior to consumption. This precautionary notice has now been lifted.Water supply to the Limerick City and Environs area was unaffected during the past week. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Retail staff working in fear of abuse and violent behaviour

first_imgUK staff working in the retail sector are increasingly having to deal withviolence and threatening behaviour, official industry figures show. The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey revealsthat violence against retail staff rose by 17 per cent in 2003, with threats toemployees up by 109 per cent. Despite the increased violence and threats, the overall total losses from retailcrime fell by £700m to £1bn, down from £1.7bn in 2002. BRC director-general Kevin Hawkins said: “The visible cost of crimeshowed a considerable and welcome fall. However, the hidden cost of crime – theemotional and business viability impact of violence towards staff – has shown aserious and worrying rise. Retail crime is not victimless. Reducing thesefigures and the terrible unseen cost of this type of crime is a priority forthe industry.” Shopworkers union Usdaw said the scale of the problem is”astonishing”. General secretary John Hannett said: “With morethan 10 per cent of the UK’s workforce being employed in retail, this issueaffects a significant number of people. No one should go to work in fear ofbeing a victim of abuse or violence.” Usdaw’s own research, based on the experiences of more than 1,600shopworkers during a week in June, reveals retail staff endure high levels ofverbal abuse, threats and physical attacks. In the UK, 51 per cent ofrespondents said they are fairly or very concerned about verbal abuse, 53 percent about threats and 57 per cent about violence. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Retail staff working in fear of abuse and violent behaviourOn 28 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Marine spatial planning for the conservation of albatrosses and large petrels breeding at South Georgia

first_imgTracking of seabirds at sea is valuable for marine spatial planning. Many seabirds are of conservation concern, including albatrosses and large petrels (Procellariiformes) which face a major threat from mortality in fisheries. We examine how important areas used by seven of these species breeding at South Georgia change throughout the year, based on tracking data collected between 1991 and 2012, and discuss the implications for spatial management in the region within the current jurisdictional framework. Foraging areas overlapped with a patchwork of national and international management organizations, and areas outside clear jurisdiction. National waters were generally unimportant, besides that of South Georgia. The other exception was Falkland Islands coastal waters, which were important for wandering albatrosses Diomedea exulans during incubation, and were opened for new oil and gas drilling in 2015. The marine protected area established at the South Orkney Islands protects very little habitat used by the tracked seabirds; however, a northern extension of this would benefit a number of species at different breeding stages. The area around South Georgia was important year-round, including in periods when fishing is allowed. A contiguous region to the north of this was also important and here, mechanisms should be improved to ensure compliance with bird bycatch mitigation recommendations. The study highlighted the use of tracking for identifying key areas for pelagic albatrosses and petrels, and the advantages of incorporating these data into a multilateral approach to marine spatial planning to ensure the future conservation of these highly-threatened marine predators.last_img read more