NGTS improves PSGI scores for more than 90% of Scottish and Welsh users

first_imgThe country-specific reports follow GambleAware releasing its first detailed report on the NGTS in the UK, in October 2020. A survey that the number of individuals competing treatment rose from 59% in 2015-16 to 69% in 2019-20, of whom 90% saw their PSGI scores improve. As with Scotland and Wales, the majority of players (69%) tended to gamble online, compared to 38% gambling via bookmakers.  In total 4% of referrals to the NGTS in Wales were made by professionals, compared to 1.5% across the UK as a whole. NGTS improves PSGI scores for more than 90% of Scottish and Welsh users Topics: Social responsibility Problem gambling In Scotland, service users’ average monthly spend before assessment came to £1,588, with 63% having fallen into debt as a result of gambling. This fell to £1,330 in Wales, though a slightly higher percentage (65%) had debts due to their activity.  Furthermore, treatment significantly improved individuals’ Problem Gambling Severity Index (PSGI) score. This uses answers to 12 questions to class players as non-problem, low-risk, moderate-risk or problem gamblers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter During that year, 296 Scottish residents were treated within the NGTS, compared to 271 in Wales. Of these Scottish patients, 77% were male, while in Wales 68% of those treated were men.  Those treated in Scotland were more likely to self-refer, with 92% of the individuals seeking help themselves. This dropped to 84% in Wales. However in Wales, professional referrals, such as those from doctors, were significantly higher than in the rest of the UK.  Regions: UK & Ireland In each case, bookmakers were the next most popular gambling outlets, though usage declined in the same timescale. The number of Scottish gamblers betting via bookies fell from 54% to 42%, while in Wales this number dropped from 47% to 33%.  “Better links with health and social care services will help us to connect more people with the treatment that they need for gambling harms,” she said. In Scotland, 90% those that completed treatment over the year from 30 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 saw their PSGI score improve, while in Wales 94% showed an improvement.  Lisa-Marie Patton, team leader at GamCare Scotland, said the country’s results showed how treatment can make a real difference to people’s lives.  Treatment in Scotland, however, lasted for an average of five weeks, while Welsh treatment ran for double this time.  Both countries’ average spend in the month before assessment fell below that of the UK, which stood at £2,102.  Of these individuals, 57% were no longer classed as problem gamblers at the end of their treatment. Their Core-10 score, which measures an individual’s psychological distress by asking them ten questions and giving them a score between 0 to 40, also improved significantly, with 58% no longer in acute distress. center_img Problem gambling However in each case, there were significant improvements in the percentage of individuals completing treatment, and ending treatment with an improved PSGI score.  As a result, Patton continued, efforts were underway to ensure the NGTS was available to the widest possible number of people.  Both countries saw the majority of patients complete their treatment, though Welsh patients were far more likely to do so. Of those to ended treatment in Wales in 2019-20, 80% completed all scheduled sessions, compared to 58% in Scotland.  In both countries, online adoption has accelerated in the past five years. Between 2015-16 and 2019-20 the percentage of players grew from 52% to 70% in Scotland, and from 65% to 69% in Wales, making it by far the most popular channel.  In Scotland, the percentage of patients completing treatment rose from 51% to 58%, and PSGI scores improved by a median of 12 points. This meant 54% were no longer classed as problem players, while 54% of clients were classed as under the clinical cut-off on the CORE-10 scale. “It is possible for service users to drop out of one treatment in favour of another, however further research and follow up is necessary to determine drop-out cause,” it noted.  Diana Yorath, Wales development officer for the Addiction Recovery Agency added that it was dedicated to increasing uptake in the NGTS across the country.  Between 2015-16 and 2019-20, the number of Welsh patients completing treatment rose from 64% to 80% with PSGI scores improving by a median of 14 points between their earlier and last appointments.  GambleAware’s first detailed reports on Scottish and Welsh users of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) reveal that more than half of those that complete treatment are no longer classed as problem gamblers. GambleAware’s first detailed reports on Scottish and Welsh users of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) reveal that more than half of those that complete treatment are no longer classed as problem gamblers. Tags: GambleAware National Gambling Treatment Strategy 19th February 2021 | By Robin Harrison Email Address GambleAware did note that 29% of patients in Scotland dropped out before the scheduled end of their treatment. Wales’ drop-out rate was almost half that of Scotland, at 15%, though in both cases GambleAware said this did not necessarily mean they had returned to gambling.  “We are actively collaborating with NHS partners to improve referral routes to ensure individuals have access to the best treatment for them,” Yorath said. “Alongside this, we are working to build awareness both of gambling harms and of the NGTS and helpline through engaging with grassroot community initiatives.”last_img read more

Cricket Business : Is the World Test Championships existence in trouble!

first_img Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 17, 2020 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket ENG-W vs IND-W: England captain Heather Knight lauds one-off Test as ‘great advert’ for women’s cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Wrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchPUBG Mobile Launch Date: Fresh Job Listings on LinkedIn suggest possible Release?Also Read: Cricket Business : BCCI calls for ‘team effort’ as ICC explores options regarding WTC…Where does this leave the ICC World Test Championships ? Some Boards have asked for ICC World Test Championship to be scrapped ! 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RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sport News CricketSports BusinessCricket BusinessLatest Sports NewsNewsSport Football WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Good news, rain unlikely throughout Day 3 as India look to take charge against New Zealand Cricket center_img WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane look to post big score for Kiwis, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates Situation is extremely alarming and frustrating for the member boards of International Cricket Council (ICC). According to one of the report published in Times of India, some of the leading boards including BCCI, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) at the helm – have written to ICC, asking for the Test Championship cycle to be scrapped.The report further elaborates that the scheduling nightmare due to the current circumstances could potentially eat into the members bilateral arrangements. The cancellations of various series have further raised questions on the entire significance and purpose of the World Test Championships.Currently India leads the point table of the ICC World Test Championships with Australia in number 2 position. But with most of the cricket getting cancelled and no chance for others to do catchup on these two, isn’t the World Test Championship point table has lost all its relevance? Cricket Boards counting loses and staring at Scheduling Nightmare in futureThe loss of 80 days of international cricket will not only hit the pockets of the cricket boards, players but will also create scheduling nightmare for the future. No one knows how some of the postponed series will be adjusted in the future tour program (FTP) of each playing nation.‘Clearly, this situation is extremely disappointing for everyone involved in sport but, given the bigger picture, and the terrible toll COVID-19 is taking worldwide, we need to look after not only our own people but the greater community good,’ according to David White, CEO of  NewZealand Cricket‘We have to wait until everything comes under control.  There could be a schedule chaos which we cannot resolve.  We have to get engaged with other stakeholders, including the ICC,’ said BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury.The biggest cricket boards like BCCI, ECB may still survive this onslaught. Just imagine the plight of some of the smaller cricket boards like Afghanistan, Ireland and various others. With no cricket, no opportunities to make some revenues, no monies to promote their cricket, the cricket world may further shrink down to only few elite cricket nations.ICC FTP March to June, 2020 – Series either cancelled or postponed March 2020 – All Series Cancelled / PostponedSouth Africa tour of India  –      3 ODI (Series Cancelled midway)New Zealand tour of Australia  –  3 T20s (Series Cancelled midway)England tour of Sri Lanka          –  2 Tests (Postponed)April 2020Ireland tour of Zimbabwe           – 1 Test & 5 T20s (Postponed)May 2020Bangladesh tour of Ireland           –  1 Test, 3 ODIs & 3 T20s (Postponed)June 2020West Indies tour of England,        –  3 Tests (Unlikely)New Zealand tour of Ireland         –  3 ODIs & 3 T20s (Cancelled)Australia tour of Zimbabwe           –  3 ODIs (Cancelled)India tour of Sri Lanka                –   3 ODIs & 3 T20sSouth Africa tour of SriLanka          –  3 ODI’s / 3 T20West-Indies tour of Netherlands     –  3 ODI’S LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… The world of Cricket like other sports is in complete disarray. Global cricket has come to complete standstill since March, series after series is getting cancelled, the revenue pots for cricket boards are drying up and the their bank balances dwindling by the day. This is leading to extreme steps by them world over. Surprisingly one of the most stable cricket board of the world, Cricket Australia was first to bite the bullet as they decided to furlough 80% of its staff in the name of austerity measures.The Big Question – Will the ICC World Test Championship Survive ?   When the cricket is getting cancelled left-right and center, the big question in middle of all this is will the ICC World Test Championships started with great fanfare by the world body will survive this onslaught of Covid19. 80 days of international bilateral cricket has already been cancelled or postponed. The numbers of postponed international cricket days will increase substantially in the month of June-July.  Cricket Cricket Cricket Business : Is the World Test Championships existence in trouble! ICC WTC Final Weather Prediction Today: ‘It’s cloudy but no rain,’ Dinesh Karthik shares weather update ahead of Day 3 Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Cricket Cricket Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket last_img read more

3 quality FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for my ISA in this market crash

first_img Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Roland Head The stock market crash has left many FTSE 100 stocks trading at valuations we haven’t seen for years.Despite recent falls, all of the companies I’m going to look at today have outperformed the FTSE 100 over the last 10 years. I’m confident that this winning performance is likely to continue.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…If you are thinking of investing in today’s uncertain market, I’d strongly suggest that you consider using a tax-free Stocks and Shares ISA. It’s not too late to deposit some cash before the 5 April deadline.A class actFTSE 100 consumer goods group Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is focusing its efforts on supporting staff and the wider community during the coronavirus pandemic.On Tuesday, Unilever said it would contribute €100m to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, through donations of soap, sanitiser, and cleaning products.The company has also allocated €500m to provide early invoice payments for suppliers and credit for small retailers.Employees and contractors haven’t been forgotten either – they will be protected from “sudden drops in pay” for up to three months.Unilever can afford these measures because its portfolio of brands such as Dove and Knorr sell at high profit margins and support strong cash generation. In 2019, the group reported an operating profit margin of nearly 17%, well above average for the FTSE 100.I’ve previously said that I’d buy Unilever if the stock fell to a level where it provided a 4% dividend yield. We’re at that level now. I’m hoping to be able to buy in the coming weeks.A FTSE 100 growth star?Another market-leading business that’s showing support for its customers is Rightmove (LSE: RMV). The UK’s leading property listing website will offer a 75% discount to all listing customers for the next four months.Of course, Rightmove can afford to be generous. In 2019, it was the most profitable company in the FTSE 100 with an operating margin of almost 74%.However, management haven’t wasted this advantage. The discounts being offered to customers are expected to result in £65m to £75m of lost revenue. But the company can afford to take this hit because it has no debt and ended last year with £36m of surplus cash.I believe that Rightmove – like Unilever – has a sustainable business model and a strong financial position. I reckon that owning stocks like this takes the stress out of investing. Such firms can normally survive difficult periods without suffering any financial distress.An essential service for many businessesThe final company I want to look at is accounting software provider The Sage Group (LSE: SGE). Like the other two stocks, this tech stock has also outperformed the FTSE 100 over the last decade. The FTSE is at roughly the same level as 10 years ago, but the Sage share price has risen by 138% since 2010.Like Rightmove and Unilever, Sage is highly profitable. The group had an operating margin of about 20% last year. The shift from desktop software to online services has been challenging. But I believe Sage has now won the battle and is well-positioned for long-term growth in this market.Sage stock rarely looks cheap and the shares still trade on 20 times forecast earnings. But the dividend yield has risen to 3% and looks safe to me. I see this as a good chance to buy the shares for a long-term portfolio. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head | Saturday, 28th March, 2020 | More on: RMV SGE ULVR “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove and Sage Group. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 3 quality FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for my ISA in this market crash Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

The Melrose share price has fallen 60%. Here’s why I’m buying

first_imgThe Melrose share price has fallen 60%. Here’s why I’m buying Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The Melrose (LSE: MRO) share price has fallen close a staggering 60% since mid-February. Investors have been selling the stock due to concerns about the company’s ability to survive the coronavirus outbreak.As Melrose is one of the largest engineering groups in the UK, its success is closely linked to UK economic growth.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…As the country’s economy has been shut down to contain the virus outbreak, Melrose’s operations have ground to a halt.Management has acted quickly to try to stabilise the group. In a recent trading update, the business announced that it had stopped all non-essential expenditure. It is also making use of government schemes to pay employees to reduce pressure on cash flows.The dividend has been stopped, and the company has agreed with its lenders to waive the covenants on its debt. This will give Melrose some financial breathing space over the next few months. At the end of February, the group had headroom of £1bn on its credit facilities.Melrose share price on offerThe company’s actions should help Melrose weather the current economic storm. They should also ensure that the group is ready to roar back to life when the government’s economic restrictions are lifted.That’s why now could be an excellent time to buy-in to the Melrose share price. The business has a great track record of creating value for shareholders. Indeed, until the recent stock slump, the company’s 10-year total return for investors was one of the best in the FTSE 100.That being said, this isn’t an investment for the faint-hearted. In the last crisis, it took the Melrose share price several years to recover from the global economic shock that rocked the world. It could take even longer for the company to recover this time.Experienced teamStill, Melrose is managed by a highly experienced team. These managers have decades of combined experience turning struggling businesses around and improving efficiency. This experience should help the company’s recovery when the global economy starts up again.So, if you’re willing to take a long-term view, Melrose looks to be a great investment at current levels. It is dealing at a price-to-book (P/B) ratio of just 0.6. This suggests that the whole business is worth a minimum of 155p per share, an upside of 56% from current levels.In the best-case scenario, the Melrose share price could be worth a lot more than this base value. However, at this stage, it is impossible to tell when the business will return to normal. So the P/B ratio seems to give the best indication of value right now.The bottom lineTherefore, if you’re looking for an undervalued bargain, and are willing to take a long-term view, it might be worth taking a closer look at the Melrose share price after recent declines.With its experienced management team and strong balance sheet, the company appears to have the qualities needed to pull through the current uncertainty and come out strongly on the other side. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Melrose. 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. Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 | More on: MRO 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Six local charities to pitch for up to £100,000

first_img  208 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Greenham TrustGreenham Trust Ltd was founded in 1997 to purchase the former Greenham Common Airbase, and to create and manage the new 150-acre Greenham Business Park.The Trust’s principal objective is to use income from commercial property to provide charitable funding for the benefit of the local communities in West Berkshire and North Hampshire. To date the Trust has supported over 1,000 local organisations, donating over £40 million in 21 years.Groups seeking funding can apply online at The Good Exchange.Public vote onlineMembers of the public will be given the power to vote online for their favourite project between 4 April and 6 May 2019, before supporters come together at the Corn Exchange, Newbury to find out whether the funds will be distributed across the six projects or one winner takes it all.For each vote registered Greenham Trust will make a £1 donation to the project chosen up to an overall maximum of £5,000. Local charity finalistsThe finalists this year are:Age Concern Newbury & DistrictThe charity is hoping to extend the contract of its Community Outreach Worker and lease a new minibus, which together with cost £112,151. The minibus will increase the number of people they collect and drop home each day, enabling isolated people to be reached.Josie Reed, chair of Age Concern Newbury and District explained: “The timing was perfect, we had just decided to ‘extend our reach’ and start fundraising to acquire a new minibus and increase our networking capabilities, when along comes Pitch to the Panel. We are thrilled to have been shortlisted, it is a real boost to morale.” Advertisement Tagged with: Funding pitch small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Six local charities will have the opportunity to receive up to £100,000 from Greenham Trust at this year’s Pitch to the Panel event in Newbury.The six finalists were shortlisted from 22 applicants this year, the most applications that the annual event has received to date. They will each have a chance to pitch their projects to a live audience and a panel of judges at an event on 8 May 2019.  207 total views,  1 views today Last year’s judges:(l-r) Anne Santry, Andy Murrill, Debra Allcock-Tyler, Andrew McKenzie, and David Bailey Panel of judgesThis year’s judges are:• Roland Gardner, chief executive, Newbury Building Society;• Dr Abid Irfan, Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group chair and locality lead (Newbury and District);• Gerry Lejeune, chief executive, Berkshire Community Foundation• Jayne Woodley, chief executive, Oxfordshire Community Foundation.Chris Boulton, chief executive for Greenham Trust said: “Pitch to the Panel gives the public the opportunity to participate in helping a local good cause achieve its goals and aspirations for helping others. The event is a perfect way for businesses, charities and the community to come together to acknowledge and appreciate the amazing projects achieved in our area.”Tickets to the Pitch to the Panel event are free and can be booked online or by visiting The Corn Exchange in Newbury. 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. Breakthrough LearningBreakthrough Learning is seeking £142,654 to pay for the rental of a building, allowing staff to have 1:1 intervention with larger numbers of children with special needs, parents and school staff.The funding will also help to run training sessions to equip children and their support networks with effective learning strategies. Vanessa Nichols, Co-founder of Breakthrough Learning said: “Pitch to the Panel is an inspiring event and we’re looking forward to seeing local residents, fellow charity workers, local businesses and of course, the Dragons!”Friends of Castle SchoolFriends of Castle School is requesting £56,742 to build an all-weather outdoor sports track for children with complex learning difficulties. The track will provide a safe space for children to learn new skills and increase their fitness and wellbeing.West Berkshire League of FriendsWest Berkshire League of Friends is pitching for £57,853 for a new portable liver scanner for the Community Hospital.West Berkshire’s Domestic Abuse ServiceAlso pitching are West Berkshire’s Domestic Abuse Service, requiring £39,413 to implement a helpline access service located in West Berkshire. The helpline will enable more victims to be reached and will provide access to specialist support.Home-Start West BerkshireHome-Start West Berkshire is fundraising for £133,571 for its Resilient Families incentive that supports families at risk of the early stages of inattention and neglect.  Howard Lake | 4 April 2019 | News Six local charities to pitch for up to £100,000last_img read more

Health Department Attributes Declining COVID-19 Death Rate to Community Members, Health Care Workers

first_imgCommunity News Health Department Attributes Declining COVID-19 Death Rate to Community Members, Health Care Workers By DAVID CROSS Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 2:58 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment More Cool Stuff Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Huntington Hospital healthcare workers wave to police and firefighters last April 9 when the first responders paid a visit to the hospital to show their thanks to doctors and nurses. Photo by James CarboneIn response to the city’s declining Coronavirus death rate and the slowing case count, the city’s Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Goh told Pasadena Now a group effort by stakeholders and medical officials has led to the decline.“The actions in the past weeks by community members following the Safer at Home orders have resulted in a decline in new cases and deaths,” Goh told Pasadena Now. “In addition, the intensive efforts of long-term care facility, staff/residents/their families, the CA Department of Public Health, Pasadena Public Health, the CA Office of the Ombudsman, and many other partners (state and local EMS, hospitals, community doctors, etc.) have helped to slow the spread of COVID-19 in congregate living facilities.”As of Wednesday, 83 local residents have died from 943 cases. New numbers were expected on Thursday afternoon.Since the Safer at Home order was passed in March, the city has averaged 1.07 deaths per day. But only three people have died from the virus since March, with zero deaths this month.Most of the city’s deaths came from the city’s long term health facilities.But recent protests have led to new concerns. Thousands of people assembled at Pasadena City Hall on two separate occasions to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.Although some of the protesters wore masks to the events, Goh said they still run the risk of catching the virus.“We will continue to monitor and publish COVID-19 indicators to see what the impact of reopening activities and recent gatherings will be,” Goh said. “People who are within six feet of others, even with face coverings, may be exposed to COVID-19.”The city’s health order is still in effect calling for anyone exposed to someone with COVID-19 quarantine for 14 days, even if they get a COVID-19 swab test and are negative, Goh added.“People can develop COVID-19 any time up to 14 days after being exposed, and if they do, they can spread it to others. A negative test before 14 days of quarantine are completed does not release someone from quarantine. We encourage community members to contact their healthcare providers with any concerns or testing needs, and also to check the city website for additional testing resources.”last_img read more

Exclusive Preview: Brian Montgomery to Discuss COVID-19, CWCOT

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Tagged with: Brian Montgomery COVID-19 cwcot podcast Home / Daily Dose / Exclusive Preview: Brian Montgomery to Discuss COVID-19, CWCOT Subscribe Share 1Save About Author: David Wharton Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 21, 2020 1,662 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Hon. Brian MontgomeryThis Thursday, April 23, DS News will present an exclusive podcast conversation between The Hon. Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global.Commissioner Montgomery and Delgado will discuss updates related to the COVID-19 National Emergency Standalone Partial Claim, default rates and support for borrowers, Claims Without Conveyance of Title (CWCOT) updates, and HUD and FHA’s priorities in the short- and long-term as the mortgage industry recovers responds to the national health crisis.The discussion will be available as an exclusive podcast interview this Thursday. Check back here, or watch your DS Daily Dose for the link.The conversation will also touch on how the priorities at HUD and the FHA have shifted in the midst of this health crisis, and the Commissioner will also be giving updates on recent important changes to the CWCOT program.FHA’s CWCOT program pays insurance benefits to a mortgagee after the sale of a property to a third-party after the foreclosure of the FHA-insured mortgage or through a second-chance sale. There is no conveyance of the property to HUD with CWCOT in exchange for payment of mortgage-insurance benefits. The program also expedites the disposition of foreclosed properties and reduces the amount of time a property sits vacant. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Montgomery COVID-19 cwcot podcast 2020-04-21 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Exclusive: Brian Montgomery Talks COVID-19 Next: Investment Update: Single-Family Rents on Upward Trend Exclusive Preview: Brian Montgomery to Discuss COVID-19, CWCOT The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Hopes that extra Gardai coming to Donegal for ‘right reasons’

first_img Previous articleThree people due in Donegal court over major drug seizureNext articleCouncil urged to consider establishing more car charging facilities News Highland Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Hopes that extra Gardai coming to Donegal for ‘right reasons’ Twittercenter_img By News Highland – March 11, 2019 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic There’s been a cautious welcome to news that the greater, Newtowncunningham, Killea and Carrigans area are to get extra Gardai. It’s understood that one Sergeant and a number of Gardaí will be deployed to the border area in the coming weeks.Local Cllr Paul Canning says the town lands in question have seen a major spike in crime over the past few months and hopes that the new Gardai will be addressing that as opposed to manning a potential hard border:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/canninghgfhghgfggardai.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Scientific Drilling of Lake Sediments at Darwin Crater, Tasmania

first_imgA 70 meters long continental sediment record was recovered at Darwin Crater in western Tasmania, Australia. The new sedimentary archive includes a pre-lake deposit and the complete lake sediment succession accumulated over several glacial/interglacial climate cycles in the ~816 ka meteorite impact crater. A total of 160 meters of overlapping sediment cores were drilled from three closely-spaced holes. Here we report on the drilling operations at Darwin Crater and present the first results from multi-sensor whole core logging, sediment description and multi proxy pilot analysis of core end samples. The multi-proxy dataset includes spectrophotometry, particle size, natural gamma ray, paleo- and rock-magnetism, loss-on-ignition and pollen analyses. The results provide clear signatures for alternating glacial and interglacial sediment facies. The succession returns a minimum of seven inferred glacial cycles. Initial paleomagnetic analysis indicate reversed magnetic polarity in the deepest sediments drilled at Hole B. If geomagnetic in origin, this result constrains the sediment 2.5 m below commencement of lacustrine deposition to an age between ~816 ka and the Matuyama-Brunhes geomagnetic reversal ~773 ka, which is consistent with the interpretation of seven glacial cycles. High-resolution analysis and detailed multi-disciplinary studies are underway with a primary focus on dating, paleomagnetism, and paleoclimate.last_img read more

Library Media Adjunct

first_imgPosition Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty – provides a qualitylearning experience for students on a semester basis. Adjunctfaculty reports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-relatedduties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordancewith the mission, policies and procedures of the college. Therelationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one ofteacher and facilitator of learning.College/Department Overview:The College of Education and Professional Studies currently has 100full-time and over 100 part-time faculty organized in sevendepartments. The college offers 23 undergraduate majors and 28graduate majors. All teacher education programs are CAEPaccredited. Other programs are recognized at the state and nationallevels with accreditations by the American College of SportsMedicine (ACSM), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), theAmerican Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the NationalAssociation for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), theNational Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the OklahomaEducational Quality and Accountability Commission (OEQA). UCO’sCollege of Education and Professional Studies has an enrollment ofnearly 4,800 students, about one-fourth of whom are graduatestudents. For further information see our website athttp://www.uco.edu/cepsDepartment Specific Essential Job Functions:Teaching introductory and graduate courses in Library Mediaprogram.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Experience Preferred:Master’s or Doctorate in Library Media, Library InformationSciences, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, orSecondary Education. Three years teaching experience and/or highereducation teaching experience.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Ability to provide a quality learning experience for students.Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time, in-classroom teachingpositions on a semester by semester basis.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.last_img read more