Rector Smithfield, NC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 29, 2019 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 Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby strikes a ceremonial gong at the end of the Eucharist opening the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] The Anglican Consultative Council’s 17th meeting officially opened April 28 with a combination of speeches and traditional Anglican liturgy spiced at the end with Chinese custom.Near the end of the Eucharist, which took place at St. John’s Cathedral in the heart of the financial district here, Archbishop of Hong Kong and ACC Chair Paul Kwong told the congregation that Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbor,” a name it took because of the spice trade in its early days.“I believe that a disciple gives off the ‘Fragrance of Christ’ in daily life,” he said. “My prayer is that ACC-17 can help our Anglican Communion to become a giver of the ‘Fragrance of Christ’ to the world.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby thanked God “that you have gathered your church from north and south, east and west.” He then vigorously struck a ceremonial gong three times and declared ACC-17 open in the name of the Trinity. A video clip of the gong ceremony is below.St. John’s, which is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year, is the seat of Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong Island, one of three dioceses which, along with the Diocese of Eastern and Western Kowloon and the Missionary Area of Macau, form the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Anglican province in Hong Kong. St. John’s is the oldest surviving Western ecclesiastical building in Hong Kong. During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong from 1941 to 1945, the cathedral was converted into a club for the Japanese and stripped of many of its original fittings.Anglicans must bring to others the peace that Christ has brought to them, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said April 28 in his sermon during the Eucharist opening the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDuring his sermon, Welby thanked the present-day victims of Christian persecution from around the Anglican Communion for “standing firm in your faith” and sharing it with others.Speaking of the Easter Day terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka, the archbishop said, “That paradox of death all around, of the hands of violence seemingly triumphing, is as old as the promise of Jesus when he says to his disciples, ‘Peace be with you.’”Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon, later leading the Prayers of the People, began by asking the congregation to stand for a moment of silence for the victims of those attacks.Welby said that Anglicans and others are “called to support all those torn apart by persecution, by civil disorder and by war.” Support begins, he said, with praying for peace and receiving from God “much more than we can consume ourselves so it should overflow to the world around us,” forging people into peacemakers and reconcilers.Welby called on the ACC members to pray “that we will be filled with wonder and peace,” rather than hiding behind barriers of prejudice. “For in doing so, we lose peace, we abandon our sisters and brothers, and we have nothing to which to witness,” he said.That witness, which ACC-17 is pondering via an approach called “intentional discipleship,” happens easily and frequently in some parts of the communion, while elsewhere, Welby said, it is “rare, exceptional, even forgotten.” For example, he said, a Church of England survey found that only one-third of churchgoing parents thought it is important to pass on Christian faith to their children.“Our families are our closest mission field,” he said.Earlier in the day, a presidential addressAs the council’s first business sessions got underway the morning of April 28, Welby said in his presidential address that the ACC meets “not for ourselves, but in God’s service.”“The Anglican Communion does not exist for itself,” he said. “It exists primarily to serve God’s mission in God’s world.”The ACC is “the most remarkably diverse group” in the communion, representing 2,000 different languages and a similar number of cultures, according to Welby. “The miracle of the communion is that, through the work of Jesus Christ, we are made one by the grace of God alone, not by our choice or by our selection,” he said.Welby reminded the ACC that each of the communion’s 40 provinces and six extra-provincial bodies is both autonomous and interdependent.“We know that what one of us does affects all of us. We have the autonomous right to make choices, province by province, to be present or to be absent,” he said. “Being interdependent means we should limit that right out of love for one another.”Welby made clear in his address that the unity of the Anglican Communion will show the world how followers of Christ live, even when they disagree.“We cannot condemn whole nations to the absence of help, neglect of support, solitary suffering through indulging in the luxury of disunity,” he said. Anglicans cannot neglect those harmed by war, forsake the poor and the persecuted, ignore climate change or fail to preach the Gospel with the intention of making disciples “because we think our issues are more important,” the archbishop said in the most animated part of his 20-minute speech.Noting that while some countries know what it is to live in danger, Welby described a danger that he said is spreading across the world “in which the possibility of the breakdown of the rule-based order that has governed the world since 1945 looms large, and populism is rising across the Global North, with isolation in its wake.“Climate change grows more and more dangerous for the whole planet – a true horseman of the apocalypse. It is in these times that the Anglican Communion has the potential not only to be a place of refuge and stability in the world, but a place of transformation, a place where self-interest is converted into service, where fear is transformed into faith and where enmity and injustice become the love and mercy of the Lord,” Welby said.Some council statisticsThe Anglican Consultative Council is one of three Instruments of Communion, the others being the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops and the Primates Meeting. The archbishop of Canterbury (who is president of the ACC) is seen as the “Focus for Unity” for the three instruments. Because the ACC is made up of bishops, clergy and laypeople, it is the communion’s most representative body.Of the 99 members present at ACC-17, 69 are male and 30 are female. More than half are new members. Fifty-six are ordained and 43 are lay. Of the 56 ordained members, nine are women.That compares with the Primates Meeting, which has not had a female member since Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s term as The Episcopal Church’s 26th presiding bishop ended in November 2015. Out of the 670 bishops who attended the last Lambeth Conference in 2008, 18 were female, compared to 11 in 1998. The 2020 Lambeth Conferences will see a major increase in that number, but the total will be less than 60.Only Nigeria and Uganda did not send members to the ACC-17 meeting. The roster is here.The Anglican Consultative Council, staff and clergy were welcomed by lion dancers from a number of Hong Kong schools and other organizations of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Anglican province in Hong Kong, during an April 28 dinner. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceRead more about itACC background is here.Ongoing ENS coverage of the ACC is here.The Anglican Communion News Service is also covering the meeting here.Tweeting is happening with #ACC17HK.The bulk of the meeting is taking place at the Gold Coast Hotel, about 45 minutes from central Hong Kong. The venue is said to be more economical than a hotel in the main part of the city.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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Tourism careers charity launches jobs portal About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Springboard UK, the charity that promotes careers in the tourism, leisure and hospitality sector, will launch an industry job-finders’ portal in May. Howard Lake | 27 March 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Lightning Fast Foundation auctions PlayStation 3 with buyoncegivetwice Howard Lake | 17 December 2008 | News Tagged with: BuyOnceGiveTwice Digital Events 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New organisation the Lightning Fast Foundation is auctioning a PlayStation 3 on the buyoncegivetwice.co.uk website. The games console was donated by communications and power companies, Avaya and Eaton. The proceeds will be donated to Bulembu UK.The auction will also be discussed live on Premier Radio in the UK this Saturday on the Big Breakfast at 9.45 with Tony Miles and Lizzie Crow.As well as the PlayStation, the Lightning Fast clothing brand will donate two t-shirts together with a personally addressed, signed Lightning Fast thank you certificate.The auction was set up for the Lightning Fast Foundation by buyoncegivetwice in less than 24 hours to ensure it happened before Christmas.The auction begins on Friday and will close at the beginning of next week.Eaton will ship the prize to arrive in time for Christmas.www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk/lots/play-station-3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
A selection of #UKCharityWeek tweets: UK Charity Week is taking place this week, with charities, people, businesses, and organisations from all over the UK encouraged to get involved.Each day of UK Charity Week is themed, with the week aimed at raising awareness and funds for charities around the UK. Monday saw a Celebration of Charity, with Tuesday designated ‘Give 5 Day’ – where people are encouraged to donate five of something to their favourite cause – whether it is £5, five items of clothing or five hours of volunteering. Friday is the fundraising Christmas Jumper Day, with individuals encouraged to raise funds for any cause they like, and Saturday sees an in-depth look at the winners of this year’s Charity Today Awards and a look ahead to next year’s awards.Finally, Fundraising Day is set for Sunday – a look at all things fundraising including the challenges Covid-19 has presented, and at the sector’s hopes and aspirations ahead of 2021.Charities can join in every day, and the UK Charity Week website has downloadable resources for each day’s activities.UK Charity Week Founder and Executive Editor of Charity Today, Lee Rayment, said:“It has been a challenging year for everyone, some more than others. UK Charity Week has always been about bringing good people together with their favourite causes. Now that might not be so much the case physically this year. Still, this campaign thrives on social media, so charities must understand the opportunities that this presents to raise much-needed awareness.”“Charities are urged to share their success stories using the hashtag #UKCharityWeek, however big or small, and give your volunteers the public gratitude they deserve.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 9 December 2020 | News 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 www.thepurplepim.com. UK Charity Week celebrated across the UK Tagged with: Events 186 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Today – Wednesday – is Charity BIG Bake Day, with people encouraged to cook to raise funds for good causes, with Volunteers’ Day taking place on Thursday. This will see UK Charity Week sharing inspirational stories from 2020, guidance published for would-be volunteers to read, along with best practice guidance for organisations looking to recruit new volunteers or to support their current ones.
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She and her staff usually wave through the window to Kenny and occasionally put together a meal for him, she said. Often the chefs prepare some lasagna or fettuccine alfredo for him to take.“He never asks for anything,” said Golemi. “He is such a sweet man and would never bother anyone.”Golemi said that through the window by the front door she watches Kenny wait in the late evening. He stands there usually with an energy drink and skateboard in hand waiting on someone.According to Golemi, when Kenny spots a small silver car drive up “he is all smiles.”The driver is a woman named Dee McKesson who has fed him lunch six days a week and dinner two times a week for the past five years. She has known of Kenny for the past 23 years.“The first time I saw Kenny was in a parking lot and there was something about him that just drew me to him. I recognized him,” said McKesson. “It was almost like seeing a familiar face.”She explained that as a little girl she had an imaginary friend that looked exactly like Kenny. McKesson considers herself a religious woman and feels that God placed the image of Kenny as her imaginary friend so that she could help him one day.“He is an acquaintance that I care about that my heart goes out to and I don’t even know him that well,” said McKesson. “He smiles really big and that’s all I need.”Kenny is one of 408 people who are sleeping in places not intended for human habitation. Every year the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition of more than 400 volunteers and around 100 members of law enforcement canvassed Tarrant and Parker Counties, according to the website.Some of the reasons why people become homeless can be due to shortages of affordable child care, domestic violence, addictions, abuse, disability, public transportation and background-friendly employers.While the increase in the unsheltered homeless is not welcome, some partial explanations for the increase could be that the day in which the count happened was on an unseasonably warm weather night in January and also improved search and investigation efforts.Not only are members of the community stepping up to help those in need, many local churches within the 76109 zipcode such as University Christian Church and St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church are opening its doors to the homeless.A program called “Room at the Inn” serves around 15 people to a nights stay in the church which includes dinner and breakfast. This occurs during the hottest and coldest months of the year: July, August, December, January and February.For the minister at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch, this program allows the congregation to not only volunteer but also form connections and personal relationships with those that visit.“I have had so many parishioners tell me that they have been enriched because of this program,” said Ritsch. “It increases empathy and helps people get over a lot of fears, prejudices, assumptions and gets [volunteers] to do what they deep in their heart want to do but for whatever reason it has not been easy for them to do.”Ritsch said that this program bridges the gap between everyday working folk and the homeless. He says that he encourages the congregation to volunteer and often cites Matthew 25:35: “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.”Ritsch said that homeless community is close to him because his mother was mentally ill. Fortunately for his family, they were able to provide the proper care that she needed.For those that are mentally ill, often times it is hard for those families to financially provide for them and usually the reason why they end up on the street. Because of this, Ritsch said that this is one of the most important ministries at the church.According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20 to 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States suffers from some form of severe mental illness. In 2016, a total of 1,520 people are considered homeless in Fort Worth and of those 408 are unsheltered. The rest are in an emergency shelter, safe haven or transitional housing. This is a 3.7 percent increase in the total number of homeless from the previous year.Lou Friese, who was homeless for three years, used to stay at “Room in the Inn” at St. Stephen’s. Now, he is on the board of the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition and often visits the church to preach his testimony and encourage the congregation to volunteer for the program that helped him find a job.“I was able to make contacts and network but also a lot of one on one time with people within the community,” said Friese. “You have a good chance to meet a lot of great people through the Room in the Inn program who touched my life in many aspects. They even say that I touched theirs.”Friese stresses the importance of community interaction and said that without their support, he wouldn’t be serving in the programs that helped get him out of homelessness.The community is really important because they offer close to double what the government funds, said James Petrovich, a social work professor at Texas Christian University. He also serves on the Catholic Charities Service outreach team which is a group of volunteers that weekly go through the streets looking for and connecting the homeless to different programs that are offered through the government.Tarrant County receives approximately $13 million in government funding according to the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition website. According to Petrovich, a majority of the funding goes toward housing.“The government programs are good with the big ticket items,” said Petrovich. “They don’t offer the support that a caseworker or someone in the community can offer.”Through working with the charity, Petrovich said that the community offers close to double what the government funds. This can be in the form of furniture, clothing, food or money donations.Places like Circle Cleaners on Bluebonnet Circle will offer or donate to Kenny any items that haven’t been picked up in a while. Jeff Williams, owner, said he is a well-known person within the community that everyone looks out for. Sometimes a pair of shoes or a coat can be the smallest items that mean the world to someone living on the streets.“Anyone of us at any given time can be Jesus to someone,” McKesson said, “either by just giving someone a smile or a meal.” Previous articleOmaha preview: New and old opponents for FrogsNext articleThe Power of Three: TCU and the CWS Madeline Hamm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Madeline Hammhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madeline-hamm/ Linkedin + posts Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Madeline Hamm
News Updates2016 JNU Sedition Case: Delhi Court Orders Supply Of Chargesheet To Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid And Ors Nupur Thapliyal14 March 2021 11:42 PMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Monday granted bail to all the accused persons in the 2016 JNU Sedition case involving former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya along with other 7 co accused persons who were summoned by the Court last month. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma granted bail to 7 accused persons namely Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain,…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?LoginA Delhi Court on Monday granted bail to all the accused persons in the 2016 JNU Sedition case involving former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya along with other 7 co accused persons who were summoned by the Court last month. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma granted bail to 7 accused persons namely Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayees Rasool, Basharat and Khalid Bashir Bhatt. It is pertinent to note that Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban were already granted bail in the matter by the Court. The Court released the accused persons on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs. 25000 each.At the outset, the Court also directed the the copy of the chargesheet to be supplied to all the accused persons in the matter.Advocate Sushil Bajaj, Sarim Naved, Warisha Farasat And Sanya Kumar are some of the counsels appearing on behalf of accused persons in the matter.The matter has been put up for scrutiny of documents and will now be heard on April 7th 2021.BackgroundA FIR was registered on February 11, 2016 against unidentified persons for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during an event on the university campus on February 9, 2016 to commemorate the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.In January 2019, a chargesheet in the case was filed before the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, naming the above accused persons. The chargesheet alleges that Kumar had incited the mob to shout anti-India slogans and contains CCTV footage, mobile footage and documentary evidence.The chargesheet was however rejected by the Magistrate on January 19, 2019, citing lack of requisite sanctions.[Note: As per Section 196 of CrPC, prosecution for the offence of sedition under Section 124A in Chapter VI of IPC cannot be carried forward without the sanction of the State Government.]In February 2020, the Delhi Government granted sanction to prosecute persons accused of sedition for raising anti-national slogans during the 2016 protest march.They have been charged with offences under sections 124A (sedition), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 465, 471 (forgery), 143, 149 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.Next Story
Google+ By News Highland – August 3, 2019 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleIrish Water continues work on Gweedore Sewerage SchemeNext articleFour projects in Donegal granted funding under Leader Programme News Highland Minister Joe Mc Hugh says the government is trying to source funding for developments at Greencastle Harbour, and some progress is being made.Minister Mc Hugh was speaking as the second phase of a major €14 million development of Killybegs Harbour was confirmed.Asked about Greencastle, he said the harbour doesn’t come under the control of the Department of Agriculture and the Marine, and so cannot be funded under the same programme as Killybegs.Asked about the apparent abandonment of plans for improvement works at the Fisheries College there, Minister Mc Hugh said that’s under review, and a final decision is yet to be made:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/jmchcvdfvdfgusat10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Some progress made on obtaining funding for Greencastle Harbour Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Facebook
Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 100.4 million people worldwide and killed over 2.1 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Jan 27, 1:16 pmAny stockpile of vaccines ‘no longer exists’: Biden adviserAndy Slavitt, a senior White House adviser for COVID-19, said Wednesday that any vaccine “stockpile that may have existed previously, no longer exists.”“We are taking action to increase supply and increase capacity. But even so, it will be months before everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one,” he said. “Our practice is to maintain a rolling inventory of two to three days of supply that we can use to supplement any shortfalls in production and to ensure that we are making deliveries as committed. But we are passing doses directly along to states, very much in real time as they ordered them.”Jeff Zients, the new White House coordinator on COVID-19, said the Department of Health and Human Services will amend its rules to allow doctors and nurses who have recently retired to administer shots. They also plan to allow people licensed to vaccinate in their state to do so across state lines. Over 23.5 million vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S. so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Jan 27, 11:51 amUK reports highest transmission, deaths rates in the world: WHOWith 383.1 new cases per 100,000 residents, the United Kingdom is reporting the highest transmission rate and death rate in the world, according to the World Health Organization’s weekly epidemiological report.But the U.K. is moving in the right direction. With 260,098 new cases reported, this week showed a 24% decrease from the previous week. However, the U.K.’s rate of fatalities increased by 13%.In the U.S., the rate of transmissions decreased by 20% to 380.6 new cases per 100,000 residents. The death rate went down by 7%.As of Monday, 70 countries have detected cases of the U.K. variant, while 31 countries have cases of the South African variant. The Brazil variant has been detected in eight countries, the WHO said.Jan 27, 11:51 amUK reports highest transmission, deaths rates in the world: WHOWith 383.1 new cases per 100,000 residents, the United Kingdom is reporting the highest transmission rate and death rate in the world, according to the World Health Organization’s weekly epidemiological report.But the U.K. is moving in the right direction. With 260,098 new cases reported, this week showed a 24% decrease from the previous week. However, the U.K.’s rate of fatalities increased by 13%.In the U.S., the rate of transmissions decreased by 20% to 380.6 new cases per 100,000 residents. The death rate went down by 7%.As of Monday, 70 countries have detected cases of the U.K. variant, while 31 countries have cases of the South African variant. The Brazil variant has been detected in eight countries, the WHO said.Jan 27, 10:12 amUK vaccine plant evacuated over suspicious packageWelsh authorities said Wednesday they are responding to “an ongoing incident” after a suspicious package was found at a key factory in the United Kingdom’s supply chain for COVID-19 vaccines.The plant, located in the Wrexham Industrial Estate in Wrexham, Wales, is owned by Indian biotechnology company Wockhardt, who have a partnership with British-Swedeish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to manufacture its COVID-19 vaccine in the U.K.“Wockhardt UK in Wrexham this morning received a suspicious package to site,” the company said in a statement to ABC News. “All relevant authorities were immediately notified and engaged. Upon expert advice we have partially evacuated the site pending a full investigation. The safety of our employees and business continuity remain of paramount importance.”North Wales Police told ABC News in a statement: “We are currently dealing with an ongoing incident on the Wrexham Industrial Estate. The roads are currently closed and we would ask the public to avoid the area until further notice.”Jan 27, 9:53 amMonoclonal antibody treatments show promising resultsAmerican biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday that its cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies held up in laboratory experiments against new variants of the novel coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa.Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic versions of our natural antibody defense to infection. They are being studied as a way to both treat and prevent COVID-19 infection, with promising results. But unlike vaccines, which are thought to offer broader protection, some scientists have been worried that this type of therapy would be less effective against newly emerging variants of the virus.Wednesday’s announcement is good news for Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment, REGEN-COV, though the data is still preliminary and currently under peer review. Regeneron scientists as well as researchers at Columbia University in New York City have each independently confirmed that the casirivimab and imdevimab antibody cocktail successfully neutralized both the U.K. and South Africa variants when tested against them, according to a company press release.REGEN-COV has not yet been tested against another variant that was first identified in Brazil. However, Regeneron said the two-antibody cocktail “is expected to remain similarly potent” based on some resemblance which the Brazil variant bears to the South Africa strain. The company said it is pursuing further confirmatory research.It’s the latest piece of promising news about the efficacy of monoclonal antibodies as treatment for COVID-19. On Tuesday, American pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company announced that a combination of two monoclonal antibodies, bamlanivimab and etesevimab, was found to be effective in COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe infection, reducing the risk of hospitalization and death by 70%, according to the results of a final-stage trial.That same day, Regeneron announced its antibody cocktail had shown positive initial results in prophylactic use — that is, helping ward off COVID-19 in those who may have been exposed to the virus. Regeneron’s chief scientific officer, Dr. George Yancopoulos, said he hopes the drug “may be able to help break this chain” of active infection and transmission.Last Thursday, Eli Lilly released data showing bamlanivimab may help prevent disease and stop outbreaks among residents and staff of long-term care facilities.Jan 27, 7:39 amJanuary becomes deadliest month for COVID-19 in USJanuary is now the deadliest month of the coronavirus pandemic for the United States.So far this month, 79,261 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the U.S., surpassing December’s record 77,124 deaths, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.December still holds the record for the highest number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases.Jan 27, 7:21 amAuschwitz survivors mark 76th anniversary online amid pandemicThe official commemoration of the 76th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation will be held online Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Memorial, which is located on the site of the Nazi concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, is closed for visitors until at least Jan. 31 under COVID-19 restrictions set by the Polish government.“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the commemoration will exceptionally not be held at the Memorial, but in the virtual space,” Auschwitz Memorial spokesperson Pawel Sawicki said in a statement Tuesday evening. “The main theme of the 76th anniversary of the liberation will be the fate of children in Auschwitz.” The online events will include testimony from survivors as well as a guided virtual tour of the Auschwitz Memorial, “aimed at enhancing the educational value for visitors from around the globe,” according to Sawicki.Auschwitz, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, was a complex of over 40 concentration and death camps run by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland amid the Holocaust during World War II. It was the largest of the Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. More than 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives there, mainly Jews, according to information on the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum’s website.In January 1945, as Soviet Russia advanced deeper into Nazi-occupied Poland toward the end of the war, Nazi officers organized a forced evacuation of the Auschwitz prisoners. Almost 9,000 prisoners, most of whom were sick or suffering from exhaustion, were deemed unfit to join the death march to Germany. The Nazis intended to kill them all as part of attempts to destroy the evidence of their crimes at Auschwitz, but only managed to murder about 700 Jewish prisoners between the departure of the final evacuation column and the arrival of Soviet forces.Soviet troops entered Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945, a day now commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and liberated more than 7,000 survivors, according to the museum’s website.Jan 27, 5:39 amGambia vows to name and shame those flouting COVID-19 rulesForty people in Gambia who tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week have refused to self-isolate or have escaped treatment centers, according to the country’s health ministry, which vowed to reveal the identities of those flouting public health regulations.Officials are also aware of a “large number of travelers who recently arrived” in the small West African nation from countries considered COVID-19 hotspots and “have refused to abide to official protocols and/or report to the health authorities for the mandatory test upon arrival,” said Modou Njai, director of health promotion and education at Gambia’s Ministry of Health.“The Ministry continues to treat these matters with utmost and grave concern and thus, the Ministry is hereby giving an order and ultimatum to all those concerned, that they are required to report themselves to the health authorities with immediate effect and failure of which will lead to serious consequences, including the publication of names and identifying information of all those at large,” Njai said in a statement Tuesday.“The Ministry would like to stress that this serious and ruthless misconduct will no longer be condoned under any circumstances,” he added. “Anyone found not willing to cooperate with COVID-19 regulations will have their names and identifying information published on the media and thereafter, drastic measures will be taken against anyone that is non-compliant.”Gambia, home to some 2.3 million people, has confirmed 4,008 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including at least 128 deaths, according to the latest data from the health ministry.Jan 27, 4:06 amUS reports over 142,000 new casesThere were 142,511 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Tuesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Tuesday’s case count is far less than the country’s all-time high of 298,031 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 3,990 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered nationwide on Tuesday, down from a peak of 4,462 new deaths on Jan. 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.A total of 25,443,700 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 425,216 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before nearing 300,000 on Jan. 2.So far, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use — one developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, and another developed by American biotechnology company Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Energy and services giant Centrica has improved its customer care and metskills shortages through a scheme helping disadvantaged and long-termunemployed people into work. Working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, the business runs work-preparationtraining courses at 10 of its sites around the country to help the unemployedinto positions where it has particular recruitment difficulties. People from a variety of groups, such as lone-parents, New Deal candidates,carers and the disabled, are taught interview and computer skills on theone-week courses. At the end of the courses, trainees are interviewed for positions atCentrica-owned British Gas or the AA with around 45 per cent gaining a job. Wendela Currie, group HR diversity manager at Centrica, said the scheme wasvery successful, with 180 staff recruited through the programme so far, mainlyfor call centre work. She said the programme allowed Centrica to recruit people that its customerscan relate to and brings new sets of life skills into the centres. “It’s important that our employee base understand our customer base andneeds,” she said. “It’s important we have people with the sameexperiences.” She said having access to people the company would not normally have recruitedhad “added to the team environment”. British Gas HR director Alf Turner said: “There are significantadvantages. It helps us reflect our customer base and expands our recruitingpool. “But it’s also about being a good employer, helping people and beingphilanthropic.” Turner said British Gas plans to extend the scheme from call centres toengineers. He estimates the company needs to recruit 5,000 engineers toreplenish its ageing workforce. By Quentin Reade Related posts:No related photos. Centrica calls on long-term unemployed to fill skills gapOn 21 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article