Prices to go up after VAT rise squeeze

first_img whatsapp Share RETAILERS may be promising to bear the brunt of the VAT rise but consumers will be hit by higher prices over time, experts said yesterday.Large retailers such as Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Sainsburys have rushed to promise consumers they will not bear the burden of the tax rise from 17.5 to 20 per cent.But once January sales are over prices may well rise as firms struggle to retain profit margins, according to Lorraine Parkin, head of VAT at accountant Grant Thornton.“In certain sectors retailers will probably take on the VAT increase and will not immediately raise their prices, so the differential will be a slight hit to their profits,” she said. “It might not be in force for a few weeks but we will see this passed on.”The increase is expected to cost UK households about £520 per year and raise £13bn for the Treasury this year.An electrical retailer told City A.M. that although it anticipated a small reduction in sales after the rise, the aspirational nature of electronic goods meant sales would “level out over about a six week period.”“A rise like this won’t put someone off buying a new television if they have their heart set on it,” they said.A new survey by Lloyds TSB Commercial found retailers more worried than other sectors about waning domestic demand in 2011. “Many businesses will be planning price increases to keep profits at current levels,” said Lloyds TSB Commercial managing director John Maltby. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLcenter_img Tuesday 4 January 2011 7:48 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal 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 ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute KCS-content Prices to go up after VAT rise squeeze More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comlast_img read more

House QM / OOA | Office O architects

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde+ 17 Share Houses CopyHouses•Gistel, Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805026/house-qm-ooa-office-o-architects Clipboard House QM / OOA | Office O architectsSave this projectSaveHouse QM / OOA | Office O architects House QM / OOA | Office O architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805026/house-qm-ooa-office-o-architects Clipboard “COPY” Area:  217 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Tim Van de Velde Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img “COPY” Manufacturers: Sapa Building System International NV, EdelbetonSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. House QM answers the building regulations in a different and “twisted” way. 
House QM is situated in a new allotment that exists out of square plots of the same size, with the same building regulations; houses must recoil 5m of every side of the terrain, have 2 levels and must have a flat or sloped roof.
This results in similar looking two-story houses as an extrusion of the square building zone. This house puts a twist on things.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeAn angular displacement of the building realizes an optimal combination of orientation, privacy and views.This “twisted” implantation improves the spatial qualities inside and outside.Save this picture!Floor PlanThree different garden zones were formed; the driveway and carport, the intimate garden on the side of the bedrooms and the more active garden on the south-west.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe typology of two-story blocks was turned around to a deconstructed “bel-étage”. The main living spaces are situated on the upper floor, providing the residents with far reaching views and abundant light influx.  The bedrooms are on the garden level regaining their required intimacy.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe rooms downstairs are entirely closed to the South and the North, also maximizing privacy. They are oriented to the East, the home office to the West.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeIn the intimacy of the axil/internal angle is the main garden, where residents enjoy the garden from noon to night.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeOn the upper floor both facades in North and East are completely closed, so that the residents avoid viewing from the allotment and the street.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe kitchen and the dining room are completely open to the south, creating a broad view over the roofs and gardens with the countryside in the distance. A large canopy covers partially an even larger terrace, providing the necessary shading according. An external staircase brings you from de terrace straight to the garden.Save this picture!ElevationsThe vertical canopy has a large opening directed to the garden in the West; enabling interaction between the terrace and the garden below.The lounge looks towards the west to catch the light of the evening sun and ends on a shorter balcony with ditto canopy.Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde
Even with a continuous use of the same architectural elements, the building dynamics completely alter from various angles. By simply walking around the building, one can immediately feel the expression change.Project gallerySee allShow lessHerzog & de Meuron to Complete $2 Billion Development in Los Angeles’ Arts DistrictArchitecture NewsInstagram’s Newest Feature Allows You to Make a Photoset of Your Favorite BuildingsArticles Share Architects: OOA | Office O architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2016 Belgium ArchDaily Projects CopyAbout this officeOOA | Office O architectsOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGistelBelgiumPublished on February 23, 2017Cite: “House QM / OOA | Office O architects” 23 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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

Anti-Islam frenzy in France targets kids

first_imgIn Paris, “United Against Islamophobia.”An 8-year-old boy in Nice, a small city on France’s Mediterranean coast near Italy, was hauled out of school to the police station. The boy’s father was called, television crews were summoned and headlines blared about the boy allegedly not respecting the minute of silence for Charlie Hebdo victims. An atmosphere of frenzied overreaction was created. (TV2, Jan. 28)A report from Agence France Presse of a 9-year-old boy being charged with “supporting terrorism” in Aisne, a small city northeast of Paris, is yet another sign of this government- and media-manufactured frenzy that especially targets Muslims. (Jan. 30)Another example is the high school philosophy teacher in Poitiers in western France who has been suspended for four months while he’s being investigated for charges of “defending terrorism.” These charges carry a penalty of five years in jail and a 10,000 euro fine. Despite the atmosphere of reaction, colleagues have filed notice of a one-day strike Feb. 5 in his support. (Libération, Jan. 30)Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the newly appointed minister of education, claimed the 8-year-old Nice boy’s father had been “charged with promoting terrorism.” But Radio Beur FM, a French chain directed by and to the North African community in France, called that “the sad reflection of a state lie draped in virtue.” (Oumma.com, Jan. 30)According to his lawyer, the boy, named Ahmed, had been playing in a sandbox when the school’s principal slapped him on the back of his head and said, “Stop digging. You won’t find a machine gun to kill us all.” Although Ahmed is diabetic, he was deprived of his insulin. He was taken to the police station, and then his father was notified. (Libération, Jan. 28)A report claims the French ministry of education is investigating 200 reported cases of “supporting terrorism” throughout France. (AFP, Jan. 14)These cases suggest widespread resistance to the current campaign of promoting French imperialism and an anti-Islam frenzy under the guise of advancing “the republican values of the French state.”Given all the heavy state artillery directed against an 8-year-old who dared to say, “Je ne suis pas Charlie” (“I am not Charlie”), it was interesting to look at French reviews of “The Interview,” the U.S. film about a CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jung Un, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. In the reviews by Le Figaro and Le Point, there wasn’t a word about this crude film extolling terrorism.For the French and other imperialists, “terrorism” only flows out of the resistance of the oppressed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Solidarity grows for union fight at Nissan

first_imgUE150 leaders Nathanette Mayo, Larsene Taylor, Angaza Laughinghouse and staff Dante Strobino met with Nissan workers in Mississippi at the Dec. 9-11 Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference.After twelve years of a drive to organize workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Miss., the company is still being accused of intimidating and firing union supporters.Nissan opened the vehicle assembly plant in 2003. Within two years, the United Auto Workers began to organize the 5,000 workers, 80 percent African-American. These workers were already fed up with everything from racist abuse to life-threatening unsafe working conditions. They know only by having a union can they force the company to create a safe work environment.Paint technician Morris Mock, on the UAW’s Volunteer Organizing Committee, told Workers World: “Workers are steadily getting injured. Nissan is continuing to ignore health and safety conditions inside the factory.”Workers blame the injuries on a lack of basic safety equipment and the breakneck pace of the assembly line. They charge Nissan with forcing injured workers to return to work before they have recovered. Workers must decide whether to follow the doctors’ orders or the bosses’ orders. Doing the latter has aggravated the workers’ original injuries or caused re-injuries.Last Sept. 22, workers and clergy held a candlelight vigil on the one-year anniversary of the on-the-job death of 37-year-old Derrick Whiting, who collapsed while working. Workers considered the company’s effort to save him inadequate. Many at the vigil wore shirts with Whiting’s picture and the message, “Derrick Whiting’s life matters.”Another issue fueling worker anger is the widespread abuse of “temporary” workers. Hired by Kelly Service, the Kelly workers expected to eventually become permanent Nissan employees. Now about half the plant workforce, they make as little as $12 an hour, with no benefits, for the same backbreaking work as Nissan workers.Workers not aloneWhile the workers are fighting an uphill battle, they are not alone. Several years ago, Congressperson Bennie Thompson founded the Mississippi Alliance For Fairness At Nissan. MAFFAN has brought together Nissan workers, civil rights leaders, clergy and elected officials.Award-winning actor Danny Glover has attended many of MAFFAN’s protests, including past demonstrations outside auto shows that drew worldwide attention. Grammy-winning rapper Common performed at a MAFFAN benefit last year.From Jan. 26 through Jan. 30, MAFFAN held protests outside Nissan dealerships in seven southern cities. In Marietta, Ga., north of Atlanta, the Jan. 26 action drew support from UAW Local 10, faith leaders, elected officials, the Communication Workers union, the Georgia AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and Students against Sweatshops. Low-wage workers with Fight for $15 joined after protesting at a local restaurant against Hardee CEO Andrew Puzder’s nomination to U.S. labor secretary.Three dealership pickets in North Carolina included newly organized city workers in Greensboro, represented by Electrical Workers Local 150, and city workers in Raleigh who are also in Local 150. In those two cities and in Charlotte, the militant picket lines united labor and community supporters, who heard eye-opening testimony from current and former Nissan workers. The Change to Win labor federation helped organize the protests and others in Birmingham, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; and New Orleans.The UAW has gone global to expose Nissan and partner Renault. In November, Mississippi plant workers and supporters demonstrated outside the Olympics in Brazil. In July, the UAW blasted Renault-Nissan for refusing to meet with French parliamentarian Christian Hutin.The company maintains its hard-line, anti-union stance, having refused offers of mediation from the federal government, but workers refuse to give up. MAFFAN has called a “March on Mississippi” to “End Voter Suppression” — meaning Nissan’s intimidation of workers who would otherwise vote for the UAW. As Mock said: “We are steadfast and we are in it to win it. A movement like this will change how the South treats workers’ rights and cheap labor.”Unionize the South!The movement Mock envisions is crucial to union success. Unions have long neglected organizing Southern workers. As a consequence, companies have closed northern plants and relocated these “runaway plants” to Southern states. There, anti-union “right-to-work” (for less!) laws allow union members to withhold dues and thus weaken the organization.All of the foreign auto “transplants,” with the exception of two Honda plants in semirural Ohio, are in the South. None have been unionized.The lack of a strategy to organize the South has had dire consequences for the labor movement. Northern state governments have passed Southern-style “right-to-work” (for less!) laws. Unions have faced harsher demands that they concede on wages and benefits. The union correctly claims it will be hamstrung at the bargaining table until the Southern transplants are unionized.While the UAW leaders rightfully confront Nissan’s widespread use of temporary workers, the union’s current contracts allow Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to hire more temporaries. By attacking Nissan while letting U.S. auto companies off the hook, the union leadership evokes its racist, chauvinistic “Buy American” campaigns, which break up international worker solidarity.Many rank and filers believe the UAW has to restore its reputation as a fighting union before it can organize the unorganized. Nevertheless, as the Nissan campaign demonstrates, more and more workers are organizing in the South. The Southern solidarity rallies were part of a strategy to draw labor and the community together to build power.Building Southern coalitions, such as the Southern Workers Assembly, will advance the movement to organize the South and move the whole working class forward in the struggle against capitalism.Dianne Mathiowetz and Dante ­Strobino contributed to this article. Martha Grevatt is a 29-year UAW Chrysler worker.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders writes to president Daniel Ortega about poor state of public fredoms

first_img Mr. Daniel Ortega SaavedraPresidentManagua, NicaraguaDear Mr President,Reporters Without Borders, a worldwide organisation that defends press freedom, would like to draw your attention to its deep concern about recent incidents that have impacted on non-governmental organisations and the media. There has been a sharp decline in the state of public freedoms in your country, which as guarantor of fundamental constitutional principles it is incumbent on you to resolve. We are first of all dismayed at the culpable level of passivity shown by the security forces, on 16 October 2008, when representatives of the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (Cenidh) were assaulted outside the Managua prosecutor’s office by members of the Citizens’ Power Councils (CPC), a body co-ordinated by your wife, Mrs Rosario Murillo. The executive president of Cenidh, Vilma Nuñez, narrowly escaped a vicious assault, something that is even more unacceptable towards someone aged 70. The communications director of Cenidh, Hector Calero and his brother, Camilo Calero, cameraman for privately-owned Canal 12 television, found themselves on the ground under a hail of blows before Dino Andino, of Canal 2 and two lawyers – Norwin Solano and Gonzalo Carrion – were attacked in their turn as they tried to intervene. Police officers who were present failed to react to the pleas for help from the victims and no voice has been raised within the justice system or the government to condemn such actions.This incident happened as Cenidh members were accompanying Cecilia Millan, representing Oxfam GB in Nicaragua to the prosecutor’s office where she was to produce her organisation’s accounts. This was in response to accusations of “fraud” and “money-laundering made against 17 NGOs and in this particular case against the Centre for Investigation and Communication (CINCO) and the Autonomous Women’s Movement (MAM) with which Oxfam GB has a cooperation agreement. Reporters Without Borders has already voiced concern in a 10 October 2008 release about the consequences of a libellous media campaign aimed at journalists Carlos Fernando Chamorro and Sofía Montenegro respectively directors of CINCO and MAM. Their summons by the prosecutor’s office and the searches of their offices as a result of legal proceedings launched at the request of the interior ministry, were riddled with irregularities and carried out in an atmosphere of violence and intimidation completely at odds with the calm and impartial exercise of justice. The witch-hunt against NGOs and privately-owned media accused of wanting to “destabilise” the government and “working for the CIA” – charges fraught with risk of physical harm to those they are levelled against – have other worrying consequences for free expression. They led, for example, to journalist and editorialist Edgar Tijerino dropping his political comments, which were for decades a feature of Nicaragua sports programmes. These attacks are all the more abhorrent in that they were aimed at his wife, Auxiliadora Mercado, who has always kept out of public debate. A witch-hunt has also been evident in harassment by CPC militants of the daily La Prensa, which is a target of legal proceedings for “insult” and “libel” by three deputies of the Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance (ALN). Similar allegations also made by these parliamentarians against Santiago Aburto, of Canal 12 and Jaime Arellano, ex presenter on Canal 2, vie for unpleasantness with constant diatribes made against them by officials, on the pro-government television station Canal 4. Jaime Arellano was summoned by the prosecutor’s office on 8 October 2008, in connection with an interview he did with former Mexican president Vicente Fox seen as “external interference” with 9 November municipal elections. This accusation shows a determination to make the journalist responsible for comments which it is his job to report. If Jaime Arellano is convicted for this reason it will be a step towards ‘offence of opinion”. Finally, the demonization of the profession also has repercussions in the daily life of the media, as in the case of Oliver Gomez, of the daily El Nuevo Diario, victim of an unfair measure taken against him by an official at the public health ministry who refused to give a vaccination he needed to go abroad to this “representative of the oligarchy”. This punishment is again the result of a malicious campaign against anyone working for a media judged not to conform to official opinion. Such ostracism is particularly serious in that it opens the way for all kinds of abuse at all levels of government. It also throws into doubt the principle of equality of all citizens and their right to freedom from discrimination. That is why we urge you to have this campaign of hatred and suspicion brought to an end, including in the legal domain, to guarantee the safety of journalists and to see that everything possible is done to ensure the right to freely inform the public. We also hope that those responsible for this violence will be prosecuted and convicted regardless of their affiliations. Reporters Without Borders is prepared to support any initiative that might contribute to restoring civil order, without which it is impossible to exercise democratic rights. I trust, Mr President, that you will give this letter your careful consideration.Yours sincerely, Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General July 29, 2020 Find out more Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en NicaraguaAmericas June 29, 2020 Find out more September 29, 2020 Find out more News NicaraguaAmericas RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill News to go further Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is shocked by a brutal attack by government supporters against journalists and representatives of the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (Cenidh), on 16 October 2008 under the noses of impassive police officers outside the Managua prosecutor’s office. 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What you cannot read in the Chinese press

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific The Propaganda Department marked World Press Freedom Day on May 3d in its own way by restricting the Chinese media’s coverage of the Shanghai World Expo, the spate of attacks on schools, the risk of a real estate bubble, Kim Jong-il’s visit to China and the political situation in Taiwan. Reporters Without Borders obtained a transcript of the directives sent to the Chinese media.“To avoid any feeling of fear in the population and prevent extremists from committing similar crimes, it is strictly forbidden to report cases of attacks on schools or to publish comments,” one of the Propaganda Department directives said. “Articles about the Jiangsu and Leizhou cases already posted online must be withdrawn. Finally, the Nanfang Dushi Bao and Nanfang Zhoumo reporters who went to Taizhou to cover an attack must leave at once.” Local authorities has been criticised for prevented the press covering these attacks, including the anger of the families.A directive issued on the eve of the opening of the Shanghai World Expo said: “As regards the activities of the central authorities during the Shanghai Expo, all the media must use the reports of the Xinhua central news agency or other central media outlets. The other media must not publish their own reports and must not ask national leaders questions during their visits to Shanghai.”This directive added: “As regards the inaugural ceremony, you must respect the already established rules. It is forbidden to express reservations and if any incident suddenly takes place, it is forbidden to report it without permission or to publish any comment.”As regards foreign media reports of a possible property bubble, the Propaganda Department said: “It is forbidden to repeat the criticism of the western media, including its comments about real estate inflation. To cover this subject, you can only use reports containing explanations by government officials.”Although the English-language Chinese media have reported that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has begun a visit to China, the Chinese-language media have not mentioned his presence in the country.The Propaganda Department has also asked the media not to cover some recent statements by Taiwanese opposition representatives about relations between China and Taiwan.The latest directives follow a series of restrictions on coverage of the earthquake in Qinghai province: http://en.rsf.org/china-shanghai-expo-earthquake-qinghai-censorship-29-0…A conservative bastion loyal to President Hu Jintao, a “Predator of Press Freedom,” the Propaganda Department has also launched a new offensive against the “hostile forces” that are allegedly using the Internet in a bid to destabilise China. Wang Chen, the department’s No. 2, has urged parliamentarians to adopt an Internet Administration Law in order to block dangerous reports and prevent “infiltration of the Internet by hostile forces.”For the Shanghai World Expo, Reporters Without Borders has created a virtual “Garden of Freedoms” in order to offer the public information about free speech restrictions in China: http://en.rsf.org/shanghai_en.html ChinaAsia – Pacific May 4, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 What you cannot read in the Chinese press Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img News April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Organisation News Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Street paving poses safety threat

first_imgTraders in Little Catherine Street reported falls by pedestrians.One shopper said there was no rain water on the street surface when she slipped.It has been alleged that the paving stone on the street was imported from France and retains moisture long after rainfall has ceased.“It’s lethal – a film of moisture, which is almost invisible, gathers in patches here and there and to the passer-by, the surface appears dry, but many have come a cropper,” one trader said.A young woman walked through the street daily, until she took a fall before Christmas.“The incident was reported to City Hall. The official took details, but nothing has been heard since”.This reporter was shown cracked and dangerous paving.“They have been there for ages and nothing’s being done about repairing them, but a woman’s heel could catch and she’d get a good fall,” commented another.While the appearance and colour of the paving is visually very attractive, they pose a risk to safety.“Funnily enough, there is no threat to anyone slipping when it’s raining – I myself took a bad fall and it happened when the sky was clear,” said a trader.City Council senior engineer, Vincent Murray, confirmed they have received “one or two complaints”.While there had been initial discussion at council meetings on the suitability of the paving, the comment centred mainly on the difficulty of cleaning the stone.According to the traders, however, the stone used is not appropriate to the Irish climate.While controversy over the suitability of the stone in the first phase continues, it has been recommended a full report be furnished before the pedestrianisation of O’Connell Street commences, and new surfaces are installed in William Street.Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon told the Limerick Post he was informed by Roadstone they were unsuccessful in tendering for supply.“They found it difficult to understand why we were importing stone, but I was told by City Hall that it is the consultants who specify the materials to be used – the contractors tender for the work”.Back to Mr Murray: “We are having our design team carry out tests on the French limestone. It is used all over Europe – they will be back to us soon but if there is a problem it will be sorted out”.Paving, he added, was not purchased by council.“Under EU law we can’t specify a supply company – the contractors who tender for the entire project buy it from those who offer the lowest price”. Facebook Advertisement Email Twitter Print A CRACKED paving stone which has surfaced in pedestrianised streets poses a serious safety threat, it has been claimed.The Limerick Post has been alerted to recurring falls on Little Catherine Street, Thomas Street and sections of Clancy Strand.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleNew year, new manager, new result?Next articleShannon enjoys €3.5m windfall- from Ryanair admin NewsLocal NewsStreet paving poses safety threatBy admin – February 11, 2011 825 WhatsApp Linkedinlast_img read more

Bus Éireann announces commencement of redevelopment works at Roxboro bus depot…

first_imgLimerickNewsTransportBus Éireann announces commencement of redevelopment works at Roxboro bus depot and maintenance facilityBy Sarah Carr – April 23, 2021 198 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSBus ÉireannKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRoxboro Road Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous article€6.5m for ground-breaking projects in Limerick under Disruptive Technologies FundNext articleLimerick’s 2021 National League fixtures confirmed Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Email Facebook WhatsApp 22/4/2021 With Compliments. Attending the Bus Éireann announcement of commencement of redevelopment works at Roxboro road bus depot and maintenance facility werePhotograph Liam Burke/Press 22BUS Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has today announced the commencement of its redevelopment of Roxboro bus depot and maintenance facility at Roxboro Road in Limerick.Phase one of the redevelopment project represents a significant investment of €3.7m and will provide a new building and improved facilities for over 200 Bus Éireann employees, including School Transport, based at the site. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Roxboro depot is also home to a fleet of over 100 vehicles which operate 24 daily routes across Limerick City and County. Phase two of the project will focus on extending the main Bus Éireann garage, further developing a sustainable future for Limerick, enabling the future conversion of the Limerick urban bus fleet to fully electric vehicles.“Bus Éireann is pleased to announce the commencement of these substantial redevelopment works in Roxboro”, said Regional Operations Manager West for Bus Éireann, Brian Connolly. “Bus Éireann is an integral part of Limerick and its community, carrying more than four million passengers in Limerick City and County every year. The city bus service network saw considerable passenger growth of 35% in the three years prior to the pandemic and we expect this to increase significantly in the coming years.“The Roxboro redevelopment project will facilitate Bus Éireann in delivering increased public transport capacity and connectivity to key destinations for customers in Limerick, while also allowing us to build on enhanced services and increased frequency in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA), as outlined in the Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy”.Bus Éireann has appointed Limerick-based Conack Construction Ltd. to undertake the first phase of the redevelopment project which will employ up to 60 people at the Roxboro site and is expected to take 12 months to complete. The redevelopment at Roxboro depot is permitted to proceed under Level 5 restrictions as it is categorised by the Government as repair, maintenance and construction of critical transport and utility infrastructure.Bus Éireann recently introduced significant enhancements to Limerick City and Urban services in December 2020, funded by the National Transport Authority through the Government’s July Stimulus. They included both new services and increased frequency on existing services.In Limerick city, the frequency of Route 303 (Pineview – City Centre – Southill) has doubled to every 15 minutes, with more services offered in the evenings and weekend. The route now also extends to include Georgian Village, to address additional housing and growing demand in the area.Route 323/323x (Nenagh to Limerick via Ballina, Birdhill and Castleconnell), now connects Portroe directly to Limerick for the first time by public transport as well as offering seven daily weekday round trips and three daily Sunday round trips with all services operate via the University of Limerick Campus.Other routes included in the enhancement package were Route 306 (Edward St – City Centre – Ballynanty – Glenagross) and Route 345 (Scariff to Limerick via Killaloe).Bus Éireann and Expressway services continue to operate at a capacity of 25% under Level 5 restrictions and Government advice is that public transport should be avoided unless the travel is essential.Bus Éireann encourages customers to use Leap Cards, Automatic Ticket Machines and online ticket purchase to minimise the use of cash. Tickets can be purchased at www.buseireann.ie Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Masimo to Present in Raymond James 42nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference

first_img Facebook Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest TAGS  Masimo to Present in Raymond James 42nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced that its management is scheduled to participate in the Raymond James 42nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3:50 p.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Masimo website at www.masimo.com. A replay of the webcast will be available following the live presentation. About Masimo Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI) is a global medical technology company that develops and produces a wide array of industry-leading monitoring technologies, including innovative measurements, sensors, patient monitors, and automation and connectivity solutions. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care. Masimo SET ® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion ™ pulse oximetry, introduced in 1995, has been shown in over 100 independent and objective studies to outperform other pulse oximetry technologies. Masimo SET ® has also been shown to help clinicians reduce severe retinopathy of prematurity in neonates, improve CCHD screening in newborns, and, when used for continuous monitoring with Masimo Patient SafetyNet ™ in post-surgical wards, reduce rapid response team activations, ICU transfers, and costs. Masimo SET ® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world, and is the primary pulse oximetry at 9 of the top 10 hospitals listed in the 2018-19 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Masimo continues to refine SET ® and in 2018, announced that SpO2 accuracy on RD SET ™ sensors during conditions of motion has been significantly improved, providing clinicians with even greater confidence that the SpO2 values they rely on accurately reflect a patient’s physiological status. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow ® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb ® ), oxygen content (SpOC ™ ), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO ® ), methemoglobin (SpMet ® ), Pleth Variability Index (PVi ® ), RPVi ™ (rainbow ® PVi), and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi ™ ). In 2013, Masimo introduced the Root ® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform, built from the ground up to be as flexible and expandable as possible to facilitate the addition of other Masimo and third-party monitoring technologies; key Masimo additions include Next Generation SedLine ® Brain Function Monitoring, O3 ® Regional Oximetry, and ISA ™ Capnography with NomoLine ® sampling lines. Masimo’s family of continuous and spot-check monitoring Pulse CO-Oximeters ® includes devices designed for use in a variety of clinical and non-clinical scenarios, including tetherless, wearable technology, such as Radius-7 ® and Radius PPG ™, portable devices like Rad-67 ™, fingertip pulse oximeters like MightySat ® Rx, and devices available for use both in the hospital and at home, such as Rad-97 ™. Masimo hospital automation and connectivity solutions are centered around the Iris ® platform, and include Iris Gateway ™, Patient SafetyNet, Replica ™, Halo ION ™, UniView ™, and Doctella ™. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. Published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at www.masimo.com/evidence/featured-studies/feature/. Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care… by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications, rainbow, SpHb, SpOC, SpCO, SpMet, PVI and ORI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Masimo Corporation View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005001/en/ CONTACT: Investor Contact: Eli Kammerman (949) 297-7077 [email protected] Media Contact: Evan Lamb (949) 396-3376 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES HOSPITALS HEALTH CARDIOLOGY SOURCE: Masimo Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:02 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005001/en Previous articleBiden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation’s grief and hopeNext articleHewlett Packard Enterprise Paves Way For Mass Deployment of Open RAN in 5G Networks with Industry-First Open RAN Solution Stack Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

PSNI officers disciplined for failing to find dead man’s body

first_img Google+ WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Twitter Two PSNI officers who were called to the home of a missing person in Derry have been disciplined after failing to locate the man’s decomposing body inside the property.In September 2008, a lady reported to the PSNI that she had not seen her neighbour for over a week, PSNI officers visited the premises twice and failed to discover the body.It took a third search to discover the remains of the Strathfoyle man.Foyle MLA Martina Anderson says it is a tragic case and lessons have to be learned:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/11mart1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook By News Highland – February 11, 2010 Facebook Previous articleDonegal SW by-election could be pushed back to AutumnNext articleAnti pylon group questions motives for 110 kilovolt line News Highland center_img News WhatsApp PSNI officers disciplined for failing to find dead man’s body Google+ Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more