Renaissance confirms Topaz float pulled

first_imgThursday 31 March 2011 4:10 am Renaissance confirms Topaz float pulled whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof alison.lock Oman’s Renaissance Services has confirmed it has abandoned its planned $500m flotation of Topaz Energy in London until market sentiment improves.The listing, due to be priced by banks yesterday, is the latest casualty of political unrest across the Middle East that has seen market volatility and oil prices soar.In a statement the company said it had received a “considerable degree of support” from investors but blamed the “increasingly uncertain investment climate for new issues caused by international events” for pulling the listing.“It remains our intention to list the company when the climate is right. In the meantime we will continue to implement our strategy of growing the business in what continue to be fundamentally strong markets,” said Renaissance chairman Samir Fancy.Topaz, a Dubai-based oilfield services company, was due to raise the capital to fund expansion plans and repay its debt but Fancy said the company was well financed for the immediate future.“The company’s organic growth plan is fully funded. In 2010 Renaissance invested $100m new equity in the business and $100m Tier 2 capital through a mezzanine debt instrument. Topaz will continue its 2010 to 2012 investment programme uninterrupted,” he said.“It remains a matter of choosing the appropriate time to proceed with the IPO during the 12 month period authorised by Renaissance shareholders.”Advisers expect the group to try a London issue again in the near future once markets have settled. last_img read more

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Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgGhana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileGhana Oil Company Limited markets and distributes petroleum products in Ghana. The company markets a range of products which includes diesel, gasoline, premix, kerosene, bitumen, aviation fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), lubricants, grease and special products such as brake fluids, mosquito coils and a multi-insect repellent called Goiltox. Ghana Oil Company Limited provides a bunkering service for ocean vessels as well as builds storage tanks and lays pipelines to transport fuel and LPG across Ghana and other countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its retail division is marketed under the brand name GOIL and comprises 85 filling stations, 61 services stations and 138 consumer outlets located in major towns and cities in Ghana. Ghana Oil Company Limited targets companies, schools, hospitals, factories, hotels, banks and major parastatals. Several retail outlets have been set up to market premix fuel and kerosene to the rural areas and LPG filling stations have been installed in a few filling and service stations. Ghana Oil Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Bishops and church leaders target COVID-19 vaccination misinformation

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events COVID-19, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Health & Healthcare Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Posted Feb 18, 2021 Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishops and church leaders target COVID-19 vaccination misinformation Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Church of England, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Church of England] With the U.K.’s vaccination program this week reaching the 16 million dose mark, bishops and church leaders in the Church of England have been speaking out amid warnings that misinformation and low uptake among some communities poses a risk to the program’s effectiveness in protecting the whole population.As part of the NHS-backed #GiveHope campaign, launched last week, bishops and church leaders have joined together in sharing video messages encouraging communities to seek accurate information on vaccines, hold local conversations and to encourage one another to take up offers of vaccines.Read the entire article here. Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

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Paul Rudolph’s Iconic Walker Guest House To Be Re-Constructed

first_img Paul Rudolph’s Iconic Walker Guest House To Be Re-Constructed CopyAbout this authorStephen StanleyAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousesPaul RudolphFloridaSustainabilitySarasotaModernismSarasota Architectural FoundationCite: Stephen Stanley. “Paul Rudolph’s Iconic Walker Guest House To Be Re-Constructed” 18 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Paul Rudolph’s Iconic Walker Guest House To Be Re-ConstructedSave this articleSavePaul Rudolph’s Iconic Walker Guest House To Be Re-ConstructedSave this picture!Walker Guest House; Sanibel Island, FL / Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell. Image © Ezra Stoller / EstoWritten by Stephen StanleyApril 18, 2014 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/497999/paul-rudolph-s-iconic-walker-guest-house-to-be-re-constructed Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/497999/paul-rudolph-s-iconic-walker-guest-house-to-be-re-constructed Clipboardcenter_img CopyThe Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) has announced that a replica of Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House will be constructed at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. It is hoped the iconic, 24′ x 24′ vacation cottage will be opened to the public by 2015, after which it will be disassembled and transported to select museums around the country.More information about the Walker Guest House, after the break…As can be seen in the Walker Guest House, Paul Rudolph’s modernist architecture is characterized by a particular attention to climate and terrain. Built in 1952, the house remains an example of both the modernist architecture movement as well as a very specific approach to sustainable design. Using only standard, locally sourced materials, the Walker Guest House pays respect to its environmental context of southwest Florida. Large windows and screens on all four sides of the house allow air to flow throughout the dwelling, removing the need for air-conditioning whilst simultaneously providing generous views out towards the landscape. One of the more whimsical components of the cottage are the series of ropes and pulleys, counterbalanced by large red concrete balls, that control the external window shades. These shades ensure flexibility by providing the dwelling with security, permeability and shelter from the sun. This allows the architecture to remain dynamic, adapting to the changing needs of the occupants while “gracefully” withstanding the elements.American Standard / SPACESelected ProjectsFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected Projects Share Architecture News “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

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Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism – America’s Charity Divide – Who Gives, Who Doesn’t,

first_imgWho Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism – America’s Charity Divide – Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, Howard Lake | 14 January 2008 | News 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.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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J&K Judicial Academy Conducts Online Training Programs

first_imgNews UpdatesJ&K Judicial Academy Conducts Online Training Programs LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 May 2020 12:29 AMShare This – xWith resolution of difficulties created by COVID-19 pandemic not appearing to be in sight, some of the judicial academies have resumed their academic activities on Web and App based communication platforms. Continuing Judicial Activity related training programmes have started picking up pace. J&K Judicial Academy has also resumed its activities by organizing online training programmes for…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?LoginWith resolution of difficulties created by COVID-19 pandemic not appearing to be in sight, some of the judicial academies have resumed their academic activities on Web and App based communication platforms. Continuing Judicial Activity related training programmes have started picking up pace. J&K Judicial Academy has also resumed its activities by organizing online training programmes for the Judicial Officers and Induction Trainees. These training programmes are being conducted as live Webinars attended by the Judicial Officers of all ranks and the Induction Trainees. Since physical gathering, in the wake of need for social distancing, is impossible, live Webinars is the only available option. Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, the Chief Justice High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and the High Court Committee for Judicial Academy, headed by Justice Rajesh Bindal are taking keen interest in seeing that time available with the judicial officers is utilized gainfully in academic pursuits and that there is a continuity of activities of intellectual development. They personally joined the live sessions of the webinars and made very useful interventions and provided effective inputs for skill development of the judicial officers. Some short term and medium term plans have been put in place in this regard, and Judicial Academy has been geared up to utilize available resources to achieve the desired results. Since the regular court processes are on restricted mode, judicial officers find some time available to be utilized for academic pursuits which they would find difficult in normal times with lot of case workload. J&K Judicial Academy in last two days organised Webinars on “Stress Management” conducted by eminent Resource Person Dr Harish Shetty, and “Role of Referral Judges in the Mediation Process” conducted by Ms. Veena Ralli a renowned Advocate Mediator and organizing Secretary of ‘Samadhan’, Delhi High Court Mediation Center. Series of Webinars shall continue till the return of normalcy in the courts’ functioning. Dr Harish Shetty is a renowned clinical psychiatrist from Mumbai, who is a regular resource person of National Judicial Academy and various State Judicial Academies. He is working in the conflict areas and is on advisory panels of many Government Institutions. He talked about the science of stress and the psychological impacts the stress has on the human body and mind. He also identified the peculiar circumstances created by COVID-19 pandemic in which people are compelled to follow the norms of social distancing that is antithesis to the normal human behaviour. He addressed the issue by guiding the judicial officers to adopt to the new normal by bringing about some small adjustments in the personal preferences and social behaviour. Dr. Shetty exhorted that the pandemic has given an opportunity to everyone to think, introspect and tinker with the lifestyle to achieve life long peace of mind and social harmony. He also addressed the specific job related stress issues of the judicial officers. Judicial officers cleared their doubts and queries were ably responded by the resource person. Ms. Veena Ralli is known to be one of the top ranking Mediator and Trainer based in Delhi. She has made remarkable contribution in the field of mediation. She told the participants that mediation is the most important mechanism to achieve greater peace in the society by conflict resolution. In her presentation on the Role of Referral Judges in Mediation Process she highlighted the importance of understanding the effective resolution of disputes through ADR modes, especially the Mediation. She talked about the important role a judge seized of the matter, in initiating and culminating the process of mediation. She stressed that process of mediation starts with the effective intervention of and ends with final authority to be exercised by the judge. The scope of mediation is to be explored by the judge and his effective intervention can bring the parties to the institution of mediation, and then it depends on the effectiveness and the quality of intervention of the mediator that can bring peace to the warring parties. She referred to various judicial pronouncements of the Supreme Court and High Courts, that have led to understanding the field of mediation and have given fillip to mediation becoming an effective tool in resolution of disputes. Referring to M/S Afcons’s judgment handed down by the Supreme Court, the resource person highlighted that it is required by the judicial officers to understand as to what kind of cases are fit for reference to mediation or for that matter any other ADR mode, for effective resolution, and it is also to be understood that every matter coming to the court is not fit to be disposed of under regular litigative processes. Use of ADR modes effectively is otherwise also helpful to the judicial system to take off unnecessary steam out of its pressure cooker situation.Next Storylast_img read more

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PP12 Arrives in Philippines

first_img View post tag: Arrives View post tag: PP12 View post tag: Philippines Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval PP12 Arrives in Philippines View post tag: Navy June 19, 2012 Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the Philippines June 18, to begin the second host nation visit of the Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) mission.Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual humanitarian and civic action (HCA) mission in the Asia Pacific region and is designed to strengthen regional partnerships and enhance a collective ability to respond to natural disasters and crisis.PP12 is scheduled for a four-and-a-half month deployment with visits to the host nations of Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. This year’s Pacific Partnership participants represent a multinational, multi-organizational team that includes joint military and civilians from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, the Netherlands, and the United States; non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Global Grins, Latter Day Saints Charities, Project Handclasp, Project Hope, University of Hawaii Schools of Nursing and Engineering, University of California San Diego Pre Dental Society, and World Vets.At the invitation of the Republic of the Philippines and in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), these participants will employ their collaborative HCA capabilities to provide medical, dental, veterinary, public health services, civic engineering, and disaster response activities to help the local communities of Northern and Western Samar, including San Isidro, Calbayog and Catbalogan. Working with local community leaders, the Partnership will provide a tailored approach to humanitarian and civic action projects as well as subject matter expert exchanges enabling the communities to better prepare to respond in crisis.“Developing a plan and having a clear public information campaign will definitely help the next time a disaster strikes,” said Capt. James Morgan, mission commander for PP12. “I like to call this ‘preparing in calm to respond in crisis,’ which is the motto of Pacific Partnership 2012.”This is the third return visit for USNS Mercy to the shores of Samar. Calbayog city hosted the Mercy and crew of Pacific Partnership 2008, and this year also marks the 25th anniversary of Mercy’s maiden voyage and first visit to Calbayog in May of 1987.“We have enjoyed looking at the historical photos of Mercy’s visit to Samar in 1987,” said Capt. Timothy Hinman, commanding officer of the medical treatment facility hospital aboard Mercy. “We are very happy to be returning to Samar to celebrate this very special silver anniversary.”Mercy will remain anchored offshore due to her large size and depth compared to the Calbayog pier facilities. At a length of 984 feet, Mercy will move patients, doctors and nurses, and crew back and forth using two 33-foot utility boats, 12 to 16 hours per day, ferrying passengers from ship to shore and back. “This is a challenging and unique mission that requires an advanced level of seamanship, dedication and sensitivity,” said Capt. Olmsted, Mercy’s civil service master. “My crew is looking forward to participating in the shore mission as well, assisting with specialized engineering projects and subject matter exchanges.”Immediately following the December 2004 tsunami that struck Oceania and the Indian Ocean basin, the U.S. hospital ship USNS Mercy was deployed to support international relief efforts. Now in the seventh year, Pacific Partnership is aimed at strengthening regional relationships with Southeast Asian and Oceania nations that might be called upon to respond to natural or humanitarian disasters.Pacific Partnership 2012 is led by three different element commanders: Capt. James Morgan, mission commander for Pacific Partnership 2012 and commander of the San Diego-based Destroyer Squadron SEVEN; Capt. Jonathan Olmsted, of the Military Sealift Command and Mercy’s civil service master; and, Capt. Timothy Hinman, commander of the medical treatment facility, which is responsible for the hospital and providing care aboard Mercy and on shore.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 19, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today PP12 Arrives in Philippines last_img read more

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News story: UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Aberdeen

first_imgThe testing centre is being operated in partnership with Mitie and will offer self-administered tests.Simon Venn, Chief Government & Strategy Officer, Mitie, said: UK Government minister for Scotland, David Duguid, said: A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Aberdeen. The new facility is being provided by the UK Government as part of a UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.The centre, in the University of Aberdeen’s Roy Strathdee building, will offer pre-booked tests for those with coronavirus symptoms.The new site is situated so as to be easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through testing site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.Testing at the new site will start today [24 September], with appointments made available each day.Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test at https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/test-and-protect or by calling 0800 028 2816.This latest UK Government site is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history, which now comprises 75 drive-through sites, 112 walk-through sites, 258 mobile units, home testing and satellite kits and network of Lighthouse laboratories.Anyone testing positive for the virus in Scotland will be contacted by contact tracers to help them trace their contacts. This will help people to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission. Close contacts of those testing positive will also hear from contact tracers, asking them to stay at home for 14 days to prevent them from unknowingly spreading the virus. They will be advised to also book at test if they develop symptoms.UK Government Health Minister Lord Bethell said: Our new walk through sites offer communities better access to coronavirus testing, so everyone with symptoms can get a test. This new site is part of our ongoing work to expand testing across the UK to deliver 500,000 tests a day by the end of October. Please book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms: a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss or change in sense of smell or taste. Everybody should continue to think hands, face, space, and follow the advice of contact tracers if you are contacted – this is the only way we can return to a more normal way of life. Baroness Dido Harding, Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection, said:center_img We continue to expand testing to make sure that everyone with symptoms can get a test, with our new walk-in sites making it even easier no matter where you live. This new site forms part of our national testing network, which has the capacity to test more than a million people a week and is growing all the time. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, I urge you to book a test today and follow the advice of contact tracers if you are contacted to protect others around you and stop the spread of the virus. This is a national effort and we are proud to be working with a number of partners to turn this ambition into a reality and roll out additional capacity to where it is needed. The UK Government is committed to helping all parts of the UK fight coronavirus and providing people in Scotland with testing facilities. This new walk-through centre in Aberdeen city centre, funded by the UK Government, will play a key part in tackling the virus in the North East of Scotland, and joins our existing drive-through facility at Aberdeen Airport. Testing will play a vital part over the coming months, helping to manage local outbreaks and protect livelihoods. This walk-through centre will help people in Aberdeen get tested quickly. As I saw for myself when I visited our Inverness and Aberdeen drive-through centres this month, these sites are not possible without the hard work of many people, and I would like to thank everyone involved in getting this new centre open. Our priority during the pandemic is to support the nation’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and help keep the country running. Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat coronavirus and we’re proud to support the Government with this vital task. A big thank you to all the NHS staff, Mitie employees and other frontline heroes in Aberdeen, who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe.last_img read more

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Watch Bob Weir’s Acoustic Performance At United Nations Development Programme Event

first_imgRoyal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway recently visited New York for a few days to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which operates to eliminate poverty around the world. Our own Bob Weir was tapped to play at the event, and he did so with a solo acoustic performance. The guitarist/vocalist sifted through Grateful Dead originals, along with covers of Robert Johnson and Bob Dylan that are regularly in Weir’s repertoire.The UNDP has shared professional video of the performance, which you can watch below.Setlist:  Bob Weir | Philips Auction House | New York, NY | 12/5/16Loose LucyWalkin Blues (Robert Johnson Cover)When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob Dylan Cover)The Other OneThrowing Stoneslast_img

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