Of its £20.2m in revenue, £13.1m came from the racing and digital division, down 27.4%, amid the cancellation of most horse racing worldwide. Regions: LATAM Peru It is the latest extension signed by the business, after Sportech extended its commingling agreement with Racecourse Media Group, the holding company responsible for a range of media rights management businesses involving 34 of the UK’s largest racecourses, in August. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Horse racing Sportech’s Racing and Digital tote betting solutions divison has extended its services agreement with long-term client, the Jockey Club del Perú. Earlier this month, meanwhile, the supplier also became an associate member of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. Sportech extends agreement with Jockey Club del Perú 16th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy In addition to extending its tote services engagement, the new agreement includes upgrades to the Spanish language betting website first deployed for the Jockey Club in 2018. The operator will now receive its latest white label betting platform designed for use across desktop and mobile devices. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter It recently revealed that losses had widened five-fold in the first half of 2020, as the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) led to a 38.7% drop in revenue to £20.2m (€22.2m/$26.3m). “We are pleased to extend Sportech’s partnership with the Jockey Club del Perú and to offer further enhancements to their digital platforms that will elevate the betting experience they offer their players, whether betting at the track or through digital channels,” Sportech director of sales and business development for Latin America Sean Bishop said. Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Sportech currently supplies its pari-mutuel betting solution to the Latin American operator, through its Quantum System software. Sportech also supplies its hosting and operations services from the Global Quantum Data and Operations Centre in the US, providing its services to the Hipódromo de Monterrico in Lima and to the Jockey Club del Perú’s network of betting shops. Sportech’s Racing and Digital tote betting solutions divison has extended its services agreement with long-term client, the Jockey Club del Perú. Email Address
For the six months to 31 March, Aristocrat said net profit after tax is expected to amount to AUD$346m (£190m/€221m/US$270m). Finance Aristocrat also said normalised earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) is expected to amount to $750m, which would be 6% higher than H1 of last year. “We will continue to rigorously execute our strategy over the second half of fiscal 2021, with increased investment… to support new game launches and existing games and strategic capabilities that will sustain our longer-term growth.” Aristocrat put this down to growth within its gaming segment, where it said it experienced “exceptional” product performance and customer engagement. The supplier also noted stronger-than-expected consumer sentiment and economic conditions in the US and the Australia and New Zealand region. 18th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Aristocrat is due to announce its full results for its first half on 24 May. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Aristocrat Leisure Profit “These results reflect the fact that we have the right strategy, and made the right choices to sustain our investment in outstanding people and product, customers, talent and culture throughout the Covid-impacted period,” Aristocrat chief executive and managing director Trevor Croker said. Aristocrat Leisure has increased its earnings forecast for the first half of its financial year after experiencing better-than-expected growth within its gaming and digital businesses. Normalised net profit after tax and before amortisation of acquired intangibles (NPATA) – excluding the impact of a $19m retention expense associated with the acquisition of Plarium – is set to reach $412m, up 12% on the same period last year. Aristocrat upgrades H1 earnings forecast amid gaming and digital growth Topics: Finance Q1 results 2021 “We expect economic conditions across key markets over the full year to remain uncertain, as a result of ongoing Covid-driven volatility. We are closely monitoring key factors including consumer sentiment, gaming venue patronage and currency headwinds. In addition, Aristocrat said its business delivered above industry-average growth in terms of bookings, which translated into year-on-year revenue and profit growth. This, Aristocrat said, was due to strong investment in user acquisition, live operations, new game content and features. Email Address
Photographs: Radek PlíhalText description provided by the architects. The main theme is as best coalescence of the house with the surroundings as possible, preservation of the character of the local development while maintaining an incomparably larger construction program – a contemporary family house providing a standard BOH compared with the local cabins undoubtedly does meet this requirement. Save this picture!© Radek PlíhalRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe land slopes downwards from the access road. As it faces south, it was possible to hide a part of the house below the ground and thus control its volumetric effect within the above-mentioned context. Also the fact that the free façade areas are limited positively affects the energy consumption.Save this picture!© Radek PlíhalProject gallerySee allShow lessFarum Proposal / WE ArchitectureArticlesBIOMED – Biomedical Research Center / AND-RÉArticles Share Family House In Myslin / Aulík Fišer Architects ArchDaily Projects Photographs Area: 235 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/210355/family-house-in-myslin-aulik-fiser-architects Clipboard Czech Republic “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/210355/family-house-in-myslin-aulik-fiser-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Radek Plíhal+ 10 Share “COPY” Family House In Myslin / Aulík Fišer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFamily House In Myslin / Aulík Fišer Architects CopyHouses•Mnichovice, Czech Republic Houses Architects: Aulík Fišer Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: 2009 CopyAbout this officeAulík Fišer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesMnichoviceCzech RepublicPublished on March 05, 2012Cite: “Family House In Myslin / Aulík Fišer Architects” 05 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Pájaro de Plata House / OsArquitecturaSave this projectSavePájaro de Plata House / OsArquitecturaSave this picture!© Fernando Alda+ 20 Share Manufacturers: Blas Sibaja Hermanos, Gimenez & Ganga, La Cantera, MetaldesignInterior Design:Sunderland ProctorProject Director:Melissa Araya RamirezStructure:Adrian MorenoElecromechanical:Alberto Bonilla, Orlando BazanBuilder:Carlos VelardeInterior Surface:200m2Exterior Roof Surface:228m2Author Architect:John Osborne OdioTeam:Paola Fernandez, Lucía Croccia, Adrian GuevaraCity:Los PargosCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess Specs 2014 Photographs Pájaro de Plata House / OsArquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879078/pajaro-de-plata-house-osarquitectura Clipboard Area: 200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Fernando AldaText description provided by the architects. The House sits on a mountain top in a remote beach town called Playa Negra. It is a vacation home for a New York couple that was interested in a home away from home that not only adapted well to its surroundings but was instrumental to understanding them.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedThe house takes cues from local vernacular constructions of the area which in the architect’s opinion insert themselves in what Gilles Clément calls the third landscape; going with rather than against natural conditions.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaNotable features of the project are its ambition to encompass the entire site and thus it has an exploded floor plan. The fragments of the floor plan are connected by means of land terraces that hint traces of a Mesoamerican past; its roofs attempt to stretch between structures to the point where its materiality becomes translucent.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando AldaThe house is large but it is also small, the roof is big but it is also light. Its absence of glass, filtering of natural light, and play with the wind, do not allow for separation between house and its landscape.Project gallerySee allShow lessKALM Bangsaen Hotel / junnarchitectSelected ProjectsDominique Perrault and Students Envision Underground Solutions for an Underused Gall…Architecture News Share “COPY” “COPY” Year: Photographs: Fernando Alda Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Costa Rica ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879078/pajaro-de-plata-house-osarquitectura Clipboard Architects: OsArquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Los Pargos, Costa Rica CopyAbout this officeOsArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos PargosCosta RicaPublished on September 05, 2017Cite: “Pájaro de Plata House / OsArquitectura” 05 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics 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. Employees of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have raised over £195,000 for Help the Hospices in the first year of the partnership, with the bank matching their efforts by adding another £195,000.One of the top fundraisers was 50-year-old Jock Ferguson, an employee from Clydesdale Bank’s Carlisle Branch, who raised £8094 by completing the ‘Alphabet Marathon’ – 26 marathons in 26 different cities, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet.Employees across the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank network have been involved in a range of fundraising initiatives, from midnight fun runs, marathons, and quiz nights, to ‘Lock Up Your Boss’ events, abseils and Santa dashes at Christmas.Employees also volunteered a 1,500 hours of their time across the year, to help out with various tasks for the hospices, such as gardening, making tea, and helping out various mail shots.The original first year target of the campaign was £250,000.Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks‘ Head Offices and network of branches and business centres are paired with local hospices, so that employees can support hospice care on both a national and local level.www.helpthehospices.org.uk Howard Lake | 9 February 2009 | News Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks raise £390,000 for Help the Hospices
Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest News Google+ By News Highland – December 15, 2009 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fourteen people, nine women and five men, have been returned for trial to Derry Crown Court charged in connection with a protest at the Raytheon arms manufacturing plant in Derry in January.The fourteen with addresses in Donegal, Derry, and Leitrim face an array of charges including criminal damage, assault on police, obstructing police and impersonating a police officer all of which were said to have occurred on January 12 last.When one of the accused, Brian McFadden of Little Diamond was being charged he interrupted and asked why a police officer who allegedly struck a woman during the protest was not in court with them.District Judge Mr.Barney McElholm said that if anyone was not happy with the way the PSNI or the PPS had handled the case there were methods of complaining. It was accepted that there was a case to answer and all of the defendants said they did not wish to call any witnesses or make any statement at this time.One of the defence solicitors Mr. Paddy MacDermott, said that his client’s defence would be that they were defending other people in the Middle Eastern conflict and trying to prevent war crimes. He applied for two counsel due to the complex legal arguments.The District Judge said there were great public interest issues and legal argument so he granted all the legal teams two counsel.All 14 are due to appear at Derry Crown Court on January 6. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Fourteen to face trial on Raytheon charges LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Previous articleTaoiseach to visit Buncrana this eveningNext articleCalls for former minister to face ‘Lost at Sea’ questions News Highland
Calls for investigation into Altnagelvin Hospital fire Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – November 24, 2012 WhatsApp News Twitter Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLarkin – Boundaries Committee must be convinced of Donegal’s needsNext articleNorth’s Health Minister to visit Altnagelvin Hospital News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook Pinterest It has emerged that safety concerns had been previously expressed about the ‘tower block’ at Altnagelvin Hospital which was last night the scene of a fire.It is understood that a fire on the top floor resulted in water tanks collapsing – this lead to 120 patients being evacuated from the top floor to floor 3.It took up to 50 firefighters and other personal to bring the situation under control.During that process, hospitals throughout Northern Ireland and Letterkenny General Hospital were informed and stood ready to receive patients if necessary.There were no injuries.Much of Altnagelvin has undergone a modernisation – but this is the second fire in the tower block in recent times.Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey says it must now be inspected to ensure its safe for patients:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/fireALTNA.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Samara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 46,800 people around the world, including at least 4,757 people in the United States.Globally, more than 932,000 people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. Over 193,000 of those patients have recovered, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.The U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world with over 213,000 confirmed cases.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:7:02 p.m.: Social distancing would be relaxed when no new casesDuring the daily White House coronavirus briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci gave some predictions about when social distancing guidelines could be scaled back.Fauci cited the curve shown at Tuesday’s briefing and said people could go back to normal when there are essentially no cases or deaths.“The one thing we hopefully would have in place, and I believe we will have in place, is a much more robust system to identify someone who was infected,” he said. “If you have a really good program of containment that prevents you from ever having to get into mitigation.”6:33 p.m.: Fountains of Wayne co-founder diesAdam Schlesinger, the co-founder of the band Fountains of Wayne, as well as a celebrated songwriter for films and theater, has died of coronavirus, his attorney confirmed to ABC News.The 52-year-old bass player and singer founded Fountains of Wayne with Chris Collingwood in the mid-’90s and had a massive radio hit with “Stacy’s Mom” in May 2003.Schlesinger was also nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for writing the title track for the Tom Hanks film “That Thing You Do” in 1997.He won three Emmys and a Grammy in his music career.6:18 p.m.: Grand Canyon closes to visitorsOne of the country’s most recognizable geographic landscapes has closed due to coronavirus.Grand Canyon National Park will be closed to all visitors on the recommendation of the Health and Human Services director and chief health officer of Coconino County, Arizona, according to a press release. The park is closed indefinitely.“The Department of the Interior and the National Park Service will continue to follow the guidance of state and local health officials in making determinations about our operations,” Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said in a statement. “As soon as we received the letter from the Health and Human Services Director and Chief Health Officer for Coconino County recommending the closure of Grand Canyon National Park, we closed the park.”5:25 p.m.: Connecticut governor says newborn dies from virusConnecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said a newborn in his state died last week from the coronavirus.The 6-week-old baby from the Hartford area was brought to a hospital in an unresponsive state last week and couldn’t be revived, the governor tweeted. A test came back this week and showed the newborn tested positive for COVID-19, according to Lamont.“This is absolutely heartbreaking. We believe this is one of the youngest lives lost anywhere due to complications relating to COVID-19,” he tweeted.Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced a shelter-in-place order for the entire state starting Friday.The state currently has more than 4,600 confirmed coronavirus cases, and 139 deaths and Kemp noted 1 in 4 residents are likely asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic. The order will be in effect until April 13 and includes exemptions for buying groceries, getting medical supplies and essential services.Kemp also said the state’s kindergarten to 12th grade schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year.4:50 p.m.: NYC needs 15,000 ventilators by end of April: MayorNew York City — the U.S. city hit hardest by the pandemic — needs 15,000 ventilators, 65,000 medical beds and 20,000 ICU beds by the end of April, the mayor said.“What I want to see now is absolute seamlessness in terms of how supplies and equipment go into our hospitals and immediately get distributed where they’re needed,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.“There’s also ongoing efforts to get personnel. This is a growing concern as we go forward, but again, one where we see a tremendous response,” the mayor said. “So many New Yorkers have volunteered, folks with medical training of all kinds.”As of Tuesday night, 1,096 people had died in New York City due to COVID-19, according to the city’s health department.As the number of cases rise, the city is setting up new hospital facilities from the USNS Comfort hospital ship to the Javits Center in Manhattan to 65 beds in Central Park to up to 350 beds at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens.Meanwhile, the city’s public hospitals are being transformed into all-ICU facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the city health system.“This virus is no match for the people of New York City,” de Blasio said.Former New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill is returning to the city to serve as a COVID-19 senior adviser, the mayor announced Wednesday.O’Neill will oversee the supply and distribution of personal protective and medical equipment within city hospitals.3:40 p.m.: California schools closed for rest of the yearCalifornia’s school campuses will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and the state will now turn to “distance learning,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.The governor announced a new partnership with Google to provide students with Chromebooks and internet.“Schools are closed but classes are in,” he said.Nearly every school district in the state has been surveyed to determine technology needs, officials said.“It’s a challenge that we must meet” for the state’s six million students, said Tony Thurmond, the California state superintendent of public instruction.The governor, a father of four, also acknowledged the extra stress the transition to home learning puts on parents, particularly mothers.“Deep respect and admiration to all the mothers out there, all the parents … I know how difficult it is,” Newsom said.3 p.m.: West Virginia becomes 15th state to postpone primaryWest Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said the state’s May 12 primary will now be pushed back to June 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic.“We’re still going to proceed ahead on our absentee ballots. At the end of the day, I want this to be the biggest turnout of all time,” Justice said.West Virginia is now the 15th state to postpone its primary, joining Alaska, Wyoming, Ohio, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Connecticut, Indiana, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Kentucky and New York, as well as Puerto Rico.Global coronavirus cases climbed over 900,000 on Wednesday, just one day after the number of diagnosed cases topped 800,000.2:30 p.m.: Global coronavirus cases top 900,000World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday he’s “deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread of infection.”“Over the past five weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases, reaching almost every country, territory and area,” he said.He noted that the death toll has more than doubled in the past week and projected that in the next few days “we will reach 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 50,000 deaths.”WHO officials are also still gathering all available evidence about masks and continue to evaluate the potential use of masks more broadly to control COVID-19 transmission at the community level.“WHO recommends the use of medical masks for people who are sick and those caring for them,” the director-general said, “however, in these circumstances, masks are only effective when combined with other protective measures.”“This is still a very new virus, and we are learning all the time,” Dr. Tedros said.He added that the WHO is continuing to work with governments and manufacturers to step up the production and distribution of personal protective equipment, including masks.1:35 p.m.: 5 who tested positive die at NJ nursing homeThose in nursing homes are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. Among the nursing homes facing COVID-19 outbreaks is CareOne at New Milford in New Jersey, where five residents who tested positive have died, the center said.As of Tuesday, 16 residents and six staff members had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, CareOne said.“We are actively testing patients and awaiting results, and screening at higher levels than CDC guidelines,” CareOne said.Other deaths at the nursing home are being investigated beyond the five who have already tested positive, CareOne added, but did not specify how many other deaths are being examined.In New Jersey, 93 long-term care facilities are reporting at least one COVID-19 case, officials said Wednesday.12:45 p.m.: 1,941 dead in New York stateIn New York state — the hardest hit by the pandemic — the death toll has climbed to 1,941, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.The second hardest-hit state is neighboring New Jersey, where 267 have died, said Cuomo.The governor warned that the apex — or top of the curve — is projected to be roughly at the end of April. Cuomo referred to the apex as the top of a mountain where the “next battle” will be.Over 83,000 people have tested positive in New York state. Of those, 12,000 patients are in hospital, including 3,000 in intensive care units, Cuomo said.Six-thousand have been discharged from hospitals, Cuomo said.“Anyone can get this disease. Relatively young people, strong people, people who take a lot of vitamin pills, people who go to the gym a lot,” Cuomo said. “There is no superhero who is immune.”The governor said rapid testing at home would be the best solution going forward.“Not only do you get up and get the economy running, you end the anxiety,” he said.Gov. Cuomo said his younger brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, is “doing fine enough” after testing positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday morning.“He has a fever, he has chills, symptoms of basically a very bad flu,” the governor said.The governor admitted that the diagnoses scared him, calling his younger brother his best friend.“I couldn’t protect my own brother … he couldn’t protect himself,” he said.But the governor commended the younger Cuomo, calling him “gutsy” for continuing to anchor his CNN show while quarantined in the basement, even on the same day as his diagnosis.“In some ways this can be very instructive,” the governor said, to “show the country what it means to have coronavirus”“My pop would be proud. I love you little brother,” Gov. Cuomo said.‘Draft Cuomo 2020’ groundswell emerges amid the New York governor’s coronavirus responseThe governor also announced Wednesday that he’s closing down New York City playgrounds after residents failed to comply with social distancing rules.“No density, no basketball games … no violations of social distancing,” he said.Open spaces in New York City parks will remain available, he said. 12:21 p.m.: 10 charged for holding engagement party in violation of distancing ordersTen Lakewood, New Jersey, residents have been charged for holding an engagement party Tuesday, disobeying the governor’s executive order which bans social gatherings.The couple who hosted the party at their home, along with eight guests, were charged with violating any rule or regulation adopted by the governor during a state of emergency, said Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and Lakewood Township Police Chief Gregory Meyer.The couple who hosted the gathering were also charged with six counts of child engagement because six children were in attendance.The engagement party marked the third day in a row for charges in Lakewood in connection to disobeying the executive order.On Monday, two men were charged with maintaining a nuisance after they hosted a gathering of about 35 people, said police.On Sunday, a couple was charged with five counts of child endangerment after their five children were at a gathering of about 40 to 50 people at their home.11:10 a.m.: Wimbledon canceled due to pandemicThe 2020 Wimbledon championships has been canceled due to the escalating worldwide coronavirus pandemic and will next be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021.Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, said in a statement, “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and we have done so with the highest regard for public health and the wellbeing of all those who come together to make Wimbledon happen.”“It has weighed heavily on our minds that the staging of The Championships has only been interrupted previously by World Wars but, following thorough and extensive consideration of all scenarios, we believe that it is a measure of this global crisis that it is ultimately the right decision to cancel this year’s Championships,” Hewitt said.10:22 a.m.: United Kingdom death toll jumps by over 500 in 24 hoursThe United Kingdom’s death toll has climbed to a total of 2,352 — an increase of 563 in the past 24 hours, the country’s highest single-day rise in fatalities since the pandemic began.This comes after the U.K.’s death toll jumped by 381 on Tuesday.Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Charles, Prince of Wales (who is first in line to the British throne) are both among the 29,474 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the U.K.9:45 a.m.: 1,400 NYPD members test positive for coronavirusIn hard-hit New York City, 1,400 members of the police department have tested positive for the coronavirus, says New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. About 17% of the department — 6,172 employees — are now out sick, Shea said. “We are scrambling but that shouldn’t have a negative connotation,” Shea told CNN. “We’ve added a lot to our repertoire: reaching out to New Yorkers who need help, delivering food.” Despite the large percentage of sick calls, Shea said there are still plenty of cops on corners and in cars. He did concede the department is “planning for all eventualities” should the number of infections within the NYPD climb. As of Tuesday night, 1,096 people had died in New York City due to COVID-19, according to the city’s health department.9:27 a.m.: FBI Academy suspends classesWhile the FBI and other law enforcement agencies continue to insist their security posture has not been hindered by the spread of the coronavirus, the crisis has now led to a temporary pause in training classes for the bureau’s next generation of leaders at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The FBI said training classes will resume “when safe and appropriate as recommended by our chief medical officer.”8:02 a.m.: Spain’s diagnosed cases top 100,000The number of diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus in Spain surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday.The Spanish Ministry of Health recorded 7,719 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 102,136 — an 8% increase.The health ministry also reported 864 new fatalities from the disease, bringing the country’s death toll to 9,053 — a 10.5% increase. Spain has the second-highest nationwide death toll from COVID-19 and the third-highest national tally of diagnosed cases, according to the latest count from Johns Hopkins University.7:18 a.m.: US Surgeon General says extended social distancing guidelines may not be enoughU.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams acknowledged Wednesday that the additional 30 days of nationwide social distancing guidelines may not be enough time for some states and cities to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, “depending on where they are on the curve.” “We’re looking at this next 30 days as an opportunity for the entire country to really understand if we do the right things, then we can flatten our curve in our own different areas and actually get to the other side,” Adams told ABC News in an interview on Good Morning America. “The most important thing to know is that if you are aggressive about mitigation, you can get through to the other side and usually in about three weeks or so to hit your peak and start to see cases come down,” he added. “I feel confident that we can get through to the other side if we all cooperate and do our part together.”Adams said they’ve asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “take another look” at whether having more people wear masks will help prevent transmission of COVID-19. But he emphasized that “the most important thing right now to do is for people to stay at home.” “Initially, the CDC, the World Health Organization and my office recommended against the general public wearing masks based on the best available science at the time, in terms of whether or not it prevented the wearer from catching coronavirus,” he said. “Now, we’ve learned about this disease — and we’ve always said, we’re going to learn more, we’re going to adjust — and we’ve learned that there is a fair amount of asymptomatic spread.”Adams noted that members of the general public do not need to wear N95 masks. “If you take one of those N95 masks, you may be taking it out of the hands of a health care worker who desperately needs it to care for patients,” he added. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at a press briefing Tuesday that both CDC and White House officials are having a “very active discussion” about whether to recommend the broad use of masks in the United States.6:35 a.m.: Congo’s former president dies from COVID-19The former president of the Republic of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, has died in Paris from complications related to the novel coronavirus, officials said Wednesday. He was 81.Yhombi-Opango’s family reportedly said he had been ill before contracting the virus.Yhombi-Opango was an army officer who rose to power as Congo-Brazzaville’s head of state in 1977, following the assassination of the previous president. He was ousted in 1979 by the country’s current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso.The former president later spent several years in prison after being accused of taking part in a plot to overthrow Sassou Nguesso.Yhombi-Opango served as prime minister between 1994 and 1996 during Pascal Lissouba’s presidency. And when the country spiraled into civil war in 1997, Yhombi-Opango fled into exile in France.5:47 a.m.: Turkmenistan bans the word ‘coronavirus’The government of Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most closed countries, has reportedly banned the word “coronavirus.”The word has been removed from health information brochures distributed in schools, hospitals and workplaces, and state-run media are no longer allowed to use the word, according to independent news website Turkmenistan Chronicle, which is blocked within the country.Police in plainclothes are arresting people wearing face masks or talking about the coronavirus pandemic on the street, according to Radio Azatlyk, the Turkmen-language service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.So far, Turkmenistan has not reported any cases of the novel coronavirus. The country’s president has ordered public spaces to be disinfected as a protective measure.“The Turkmen authorities have lived up to their reputation by adopting this extreme method for eradicating all information about the coronavirus,” Jeanne Cavelier, head of Reporters Without Borders’ Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk, said in a statement Tuesday. “This denial of information not only endangers the Turkmen citizens most at risk but also reinforces the authoritarianism imposed by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. We urge the international community to react and to take him to task for his systematic human rights violations.”3:30 a.m.: China reports 1,541 asymptomatic cases under observationThere are at least 1,541 people with asymptomatic infections of the novel coronavirus under medical observation in China, including 205 people from overseas, according to the Chinese National Health Commission.China began publishing the number of asymptomatic cases on Wednesday. The infected individuals, who show no symptoms but are still believed to be contagious, were excluded from the official tally of confirmed cases.“Monitoring data has shown that some asymptomatic people have caused second-generation transmission among their close contacts, and they have set off a small number of clusters of infections,” Chang Jile, head of the National Health Commission’s disease control bureau, said on Tuesday, as quoted by state-run newspaper China Daily.Those with asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 as well as their close contacts will be quarantined in centralized facilities for 14 days. The asymptomatic individuals won’t be released until they test negative for the virus twice, according to Chang.More research is needed to understand the length of the contagion period of asymptomatic individuals as well as the strength and pathway of their transmission, according to China’s National Health Commission.“Some experts believed that because asymptomatic people show no symptoms of coughing or sneezing, the chance of them spreading the virus is relatively small compared to confirmed patients,” the commission said in a statement Tuesday, noting how difficult it is to detect these cases and prevent them from spreading. “It is infeasible to make the discovery and isolation of asymptomatic cases as the dominating virus-control measure, so we will continue to focus on confirmed cases and their close contacts.”Since the first cases emerged in the city of Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province back in December, the country has reported 81,554 confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide, as of Tuesday. It’s unclear whether that figure includes asymptomatic cases.A total of 76,238 patients have recovered from the disease and have been released from hospitals, while another 3,312 patients have died. Seven new deaths were reported Tuesday, all but one in Hubei province, according to the National Health Commission. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Home » News » Agencies & People » Why did Northwood withdraw circular that used commonly-used Rightmove data? previous nextAgencies & PeopleWhy did Northwood withdraw circular that used commonly-used Rightmove data?Move comes after complaint to ASA about Xmas traffic spike claim15th February 20170755 Views Franchise network agent Northwood GB, which was acquired by rival Belvoir in June last year, has been reported to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making an unsubstantiated claim in a circular it distributed to clients, even though the information is widely available elsewhere.Northwood had stated within it: “Did you know that between Christmas Day and 1st working day in January last year Rightmove had a 195% increase in their visits to their website”.The complainant challenged whether this claim could be substantiated and, after the ASA contacted Northwood, was told the circular had been withdrawn and the matter was resolved informally. Links to the circular on the company’s Facebook page have also been taken down.“We told them to ensure in future, they held robust substantiation information for any claims made in their advertising,” the ASA said.Northwood’s reluctance to substantiate the claim is odd, given that the ‘195% increase’ statistic has been repeated in several local newspapers including the Hampshire Chronicle, and is therefore likely to have been based on a Rightmove press release.Also, Northwood is not the only agent in the UK to have repeated the ‘195% increase in visits’ claim. Hamptons International (see left) and Chestertons have used the same information on their websites, as has Welsh agent Peter Allan, Lincolnshire-based HE Lettings, Mann Countrywide in Rainham, Surrey Lets, Roy Brooks and dozens more.Rightmove Northwood ASA February 15, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021