Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 769 new cases – 10 of them in Laois

first_img Facebook Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months TAGSCoronavirus By Steven Miller – 21st March 2021 Twitter There have been two further Coronavirus-related deaths and 769 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening.Ten of the cases announced are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day incidence rate has increased again, to 85. It had been down to 76.7 on St Patrick’s day but there have been 31 new cases in the county in the past three days.The national incidence rate stands at 155.3 and Laois are one of the better counties. Our neighbours Offaly have an incidence rate of 410.5 and have had more or less the worst rate in the country since Christmas.They had 47 new cases today while there were 44 new cases in Kildare, bringing their 14-day rate to 249.Of the cases notified today:381 are men/378 are women75% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 32 years old284 in Dublin, 67 in Donegal, 47 in Offaly, 45 in Meath, 44 in Kildare, and the remaining 282 cases are spread across 20 other counties. **As of 8am today, 360 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 82 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. Council Pinterest As of March 18th, 654,251 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:478,725 people have received their first dose175,526 people have received their second doseNew Cases in LaoisMarch 20 – 10March 19 – 5March 18 – 16March 17 – 5March 16 – 6March 15 – 4March 14 – 2March 13 – 5March 12 – 3March 11 – 2March 10 – 8March 9 – 3March 8 – 1March 7 – 5March 6 – 8March 5 – 514-day case rate in Laois per 100,000 populationMarch 20 – 85March 19 – 83.8March 18 – 83.8March 17 – 76.7March 16 – 77.9March 15 – 86.2March 14 – 81.5March 13 – 93.3March 12 – 103.9March 11 – 118.1March 10 – 133.4March 9 – 135.8March 8 – 157March 7 – 168.8March 6 – 177.1March 5 – 183New cases in Laois during past 14 daysMarch 20 – 72March 19 – 71March 18 – 71March 17 – 65March 16 – 66March 15 – 73March 14 – 69March 13 – 79March 12 – 88March 11 – 100March 10 – 113March 9 – 115March 8 – 133March 7 – 143March 6 – 150March 5 – 155SEE ALSO – Weekend Read: Remembering the Barrowhouse Ambush of 1921 Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleFine Gael members to have their say as two names confirmed for convention battleNext articleSadness at death of highly-respected Raef Scott, a former teacher in Ballyfin College Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Pinterest Facebook Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 769 new cases – 10 of them in Laois Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival WhatsApp Home News Community Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 769 new cases – 10 of them… NewsCommunitylast_img read more

OSC approves MFDA suitability obligations for leverage

Investment dealers must own their mistakes, IIROC says Related news New MFDA paper provides guidance on suitability The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has approved rule amendments proposed by the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) concerning obligations for dealers and reps to assess suitability when leverage is involved. In Thursday’s OSC Bulletin, it was announced that the OSC has approved the MFDA’s amendments that, among other things, set out criteria for assessing the suitability of client leverage. The amendments detail the general obligations for dealers and reps to establish policies and procedures to assess the suitability of the use of leverage as part of overall suitability obligations. It notes that a number of changes were made to existing rules in this area, including: codifying minimum criteria standards for assessing the suitability of client leveraging; clarifying that the suitability of leverage must be assessed in the context of a client’s investment knowledge, risk tolerance, age, time horizon, net worth, income, and investment objectives; clarifying the obligations of the reps, branch, and head office supervisory staff; and, clarifying that the obligation to review leveraged trades and recommendations at the branch and head office levels applies to accounts, other than RRSPs and RESPs. It also provides guidance on the type of documents dealers will be required to review and maintain to facilitate proper supervision of a leveraging strategy. The amendments were published for comment back in July 2011. MFDA extends suitability obligations to cover borrowing to invest Those comments, and the MFDA’s responses are also being published Thursday, along with the revised rules. James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Many firms fail to meet suitability requirements Keywords Suitability obligations,  Borrowing to investCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Science of immunisation: your questions answered

first_imgScience of immunisation: your questions answered Department of HealthThe Australian Government has partnered with the Australian Academy of Science to update The Science of Immunisation: Questions and Answers guide. The guide reflects the most up-to-date evidence and science behind immunisation. A new video about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines supports the guide.A working group of leading scientists, doctors, science communicators and experts in language and social sciences oversaw the update of the guide.The publication, and a series of short videos and in-depth articles summarise the current understanding of immunisation around five key questions:What is immunisation?What is in a vaccine?Who benefits from vaccines?Are vaccines safe?What does the future hold for vaccination?The Science of Immunisation: Questions and Answers publication, videos and articles are available from the Australian Academy of Science.These resources will answer your questions about immunisation. /Media Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Academy of Science, Australian Government, covid-19, Department of Health, future, Government, health, healthcare, Immunisation, language, resources, science, Scientists, Vaccines, videolast_img read more

Nissan making automatic braking standard on its top sellers for 2018

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada See More Videos RELATED TAGSNissanNewsAccidents and DisastersAutomotive SafetyAutomotive TechnologyInsurance Institute for Highway SafetyMichael BunceNational Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationNissan AltimaNissan MaximaNissan Motor Co. Ltd.Nissan MuranoNissan PathfinderNissan RogueNissan SentraScience and TechnologyTechnologyToyota Motor CorporationTraffic AccidentsTransportationUnited States The systems use sensors such as cameras or radar to spot objects in front of a car and either stop or slow it to prevent or lessen the impact of a collision. Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that if the systems were on all cars, they would reduce rear-end crashes by 40 per cent. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes that the systems could prevent 28,000 crashes and 12,000 injuries per year.Nissan says the seven models getting the standard feature comprise about 70 per cent of it for a million vehicles per year. They include the Altima, Maxima and Sentra sedans, plus the Murano, Pathfinder and Rogue SUVs, as well as the all-electric Leaf.Company research shows that safety features are a strong selling point with buyers, said Michael Bunce, Nissan North America’s vice-president of product planning. “Once you experience it, it’s a very compelling technology,” he said. “You wonder how you lived without it.” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Nissan plans to make automatic emergency braking standard on seven of 18 U.S. models for the 2018 model year, putting the safety feature on most of its top sellers.The company also pledged to make the system standard on 90 per cent of its models in two years, and to have it on all models before 2022. It’s the second automaker to commit to making automatic braking standard on its whole model lineup. Toyota is moving faster, saying the feature will be on all but a few models by the end of 2017.Last year 20 automakers representing 99 per cent of U.S. new-car sales signed a voluntary agreement with the government to make the feature standard on all light vehicles by Sept. 1, 2022. But moves by Toyota and Nissan show that the industry may be moving faster than that as the technology cost falls. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Nissan is making automatic braking standard on most of its volume-selling models, such as the Rogue CUV. Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The company said that even with the new technology, it expects to hold any price increases for the next model year to the normal range of around 1 or 2 per cent. Nissan will add the feature as the electrical architecture is redesigned on each of the remaining models, Bunce said. last_img read more

OKCredit launches Co-aid.in to seek information on medicines and COVID-19 related critical equipment

first_img By EH News Bureau on May 12, 2021 Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals OKCredit launches Co-aid.in to seek information on medicines and COVID-19 related critical equipment Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Comment Co-aid.inCOVID-19 informationCOVID-19 second waveOKCredit COVID portal Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) Read Article Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The portal provides real-time information on the availability of medicines and COVID-related medical equipment pan-India, besides the contact number of the store for making enquiriesAmid the raging COVID-19 second wave, OkCredit has launched Co-aid.in website to help people in distress discover verified leads for COVID-19 critical medicines and equipment. The portal provides real-time information on the availability of medicines pan-India besides the contact number of the store for making enquiries. Users can search for availability by either entering the location name or the pincode on the portal.The initiative aims at helping people access such medicines easily by knowing where they are available. The company is open-sourcing data of over two lakh pharmacy stores and businesses on its platform. These stores and businesses sell medical products and services such as fabiflu tablets, oximeters, O2 beds, normal beds, steamers, antibiotics, zinc/vitamin and oxygen used for treating COVID-19 patients. The data on oxygen and beds has been crowd sourced, whereas the data on medicines is from pharmacy stores on OkCredit’s platform.Co-aid.in also allows pharmacy stores and businesses that are not on the OkCredit platform to register themselves on the website.Within 12 days of its launch, the website has seen queries from 342 towns and cities within and outside India, including New York, Singapore, Seattle and Los Angeles, among a number of other international locations. In India, the highest number of searches have come from Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata but smaller locations such as Panipat, Muzaffarpur and Ranchi have also used the tool to search for nearby pharmacy shops.Besides the pharmacy search tool, OkCredit is also encouraging people to volunteer for COVID-19 SOS requests. Known as Co Aid Volunteer (seen at the top right on the Co-aid.in website), the platform lists out volunteering opportunities for people. These could be oxygen or bed requirements, medicine needs, etc. One can search through COVID resources on various platforms to help out such people in need.Sharing his views on the initiative, Harsh Pokharna, Co-founder and CEO, OkCredit, said, “People are overwrought with anxiety, fear and the unending feeling of helplessness amid rising COVID cases. This is a time for mutual collaboration and leveraging human connection to make the lives of COVID patients and their families a tad easier. At OkCredit, we are committed to leveraging our deeper and wider reach within the pharmacy stores and businesses to facilitate the availability of essential drugs and equipment used for treating COVID-19 patients.” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

Lifesaving actions recognized on the Santa Monica beach

first_imgHomeNewsLifesaving actions recognized on the Santa Monica beach Jan. 25, 2018 at 8:00 amNewsLifesaving actions recognized on the Santa Monica beachMatthew Hall3 years agoBeachcity of santa monicadaily pressdowntown santa monicaNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica news Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, some of the nearly 63 million people that visit a Los Angeles area beach will help from emergency responders and several local agencies gathered in Santa Monica this week to recognize some of the lifesaving efforts from the past year.The Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division held a recognition ceremony at Lifeguard Headquarters in Santa Monica to highlight five rescues from 2017, including one on the Santa Monica beach.Chief Deputy David R. Richardson Jr. said there were 16,000 medical responses on Los Angeles beaches last year and 9,800 rescues.“The rescues we’re recognizing today demonstrate Los Angeles County’s core values of integrity, team work, caring, community, commitment and courage,” he said. “And also it’s apparent today that we work well with our partner agencies…”Partnership and teamwork were a theme for the event that included recognition for the Good Samaritans that are often part of a rescue effort.“Also we’d like to recognize those Good Samaritans that are out there and sometimes provide the aid that is needed to provide a positive outcome for those patients,” said Richardson.Deputy Fire Chief Anthony M. Whittle said the exemplary nature of local responders was evident in the emotional weight of their stories.“Today I’m going to challenge you to also add that the true value and definition of exemplary is the emotion that you feel as a service provider but also as a recipient of that service and today I think the stories that we have, the stories you’ll hear, you’re going to feel the emotion to truly define an exemplary outcome.”The Santa Monica rescue occurred on September 3, 2017. Jonathan Penzner was bodyboarding between Lifeguard Towers 27-28. Penzner is a former Santa Monica resident who still returns to the local beach where he and his family spent many years. This time, as Penzner crested a wave he struck the ocean floor injuring his neck.A fellow swimmer recognized he had been injured and helped secure him until the nearby lifeguards were able to bring him to shore. The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to the water’s edge with their specialized vehicles and the team effort helped bring Penzner to a nearby hospital.“I want to say the guys who took care of me were fantastic,” said Penzner. “I can’t express my appreciation enough.”In the second case, a woman noticed a lifeguard unconscious outside their tower. Her quick notification to emergency services and the response of local ambulance services helped the lifeguard receive vital treatment.In two occasions, the teamwork helped save lives in Manhattan Beach. In the first case, responders aided in the recovery of a man found unconscious in his beach chair and in the second, Good Samaritans helped save the life of a man injured while surfing.In the final case, a multi-agency response saved the life of a man in the Avalon harbor on Catalina Island. According to officials, the 70-year old man had to be removed from his boat but before reaching the hospital, he experienced a heart attack. Responders revived him three times before he was transported.In describing the Santa Moncia rescue, Ocean Lifeguard Captain Brent Katzer said successful rescues were the result of a strong chain of individuals.“One thing that’s great about this was teamwork,” he said. “The teamwork started before the EMS personal arrived, it started with the good Samaritans. We had a person who was injured, another person saw that person was injured and needed help and that began that chain of a rescue effort by helping that person …”The individuals recognized include:Santa Monica Beach Neck InjuryLifeguards Brent Katzer, Mike Murphy, Chad Carvin, Brandon Leon. Firefighters Matt Norris, Matthew Bailey, Kenny Harrell, Jeff Venezio, Bryce Johnson, Jacob Farley, Bryant Stone and Michael Linares.Lifeguard InjuryLifeguards Erik Wylie, Todd Ribera and Lauren McNulty. Firefighters Alvin Brewer, Kevin Kinney, Cole Kahle, Alex Abdalla, Armando Bonilla, Kyle Price, Kevin Jimenez, Jonathan Guardado and Brian Jordan. EMTs Chris Nease and Kyle Plank. Good Samaritans Douglas Calderon and Aurelia Lelegard.Manhattan Beach Neck InjuryLifeguards Eric Howell, Matt Shafer, Jamie Orr and Ian Christensen. Good Samaritans Rupert Smith and Scott Whitehead.Manhattan Beach rescueLifeguards Tim McNulty, Will Didinger, Brandon Saliba, Richard Carmona, Davis Pratt and Greg Lee.Avalon rescueRescue Boat Captains Matt Lutton and Steve Powell. Lifeguard Sean Kennedy. Pilot Warren Messina. Firefighters Gary Black, Tim Gilman, Randy Bishop, Johnny Gray, Dave Long, Frank Minuto, Jorge Hernandez and Christian Cisneros. Avalon Harbor Master J.J. Poindexter.Tags :Beachcity of santa monicadaily pressdowntown santa monicaNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCulture Watch: Who Needs Libraries? 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Changing Election Trends

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsChanging Election Trends Nov. 13, 2020 at 12:00 pmColumnsFeaturedNewsChanging Election TrendsGuest Author7 months agoelectionPACSpending By Mary MarlowPAC money spent on City Council elections in Santa Monica are starting to show a new trend – downward. From 2010 through 2014, candidates for city council needed to raise more and more money to get their name and message out to voters in hopes of winning a council seat. The growing money flowed mostly from special interest PACs supporting candidates they wanted to see win.The usual mix of money and endorsements started to change in 2014 when Sue Himmelrich, a newcomer, won an open seat along with incumbents Kevin McKeown and Pam O’Connor. Money and endorsements appeared to play a critical role in winning all council seats. All three winning candidates were endorsed by Santa Monicans for Renters Rights (SMRR), the kingmaker at the time.In 2016 a change in both how much candidates and PACs spent shrunk by two thirds – from a total of $1,186,000 in 2014 to $405,000 in 2016. The amount was even less considering only three seats with fourteen contenders were contested in 2014 versus four seats and ten candidates in 2016.Winners were four incumbents; Terry O’Day, Tony Vazquez, Ted Winterer, and Gleam Davis. All winners were endorsed by SMRR and Santa Monica Forward, a new pro-growth SMRR offshoot. It appeared that the incumbents won because they were better known and broadly endorsed. PACs didn’t need to spend as much on a fragmented field of little-known challengers.In 2018, three seats were available in a field of seven candidates resulting in about half the spending, $520,000 of the high mark amount of 2014, $1,186,000. In this turning point race, two incumbents Kevin McKeown and Sue Himmelrich won along with challenger Greg Morena. Incumbent Pam O’Connor lost to Greg Morena. It was the first time in sixteen years (2002) since Mike Feinstein, an incumbent, lost a council seat. It appeared that money and endorsements behind Morena outpaced those of O’Connor paving the way for his win. This time SMRR endorsed the three winners, while Santa Monica Forward endorsed O’Connor, McKeown and Morena.Endorsements by the usual PACs have also lost their power to persuade as voters saw the same people voting for incumbents in the same groups they control; SMRR, Santa Monica Forward, and the Democratic Club, who share membership and steering committee leaders. Santa Monica City Employees, Firefighters, and Police were seen for their self interest endorsements of the incumbents, who continue to support their high salaries and pensions.This year, we are rethinking our previous assessment of the primary role of money and endorsements of candidates are critical to winning a city council seat. All 21 of the 2020 candidates’ committees spent only $168,140, while the PACs spent twice as much $330,170, for a grand total of $498,310. See our chart of 10 years of election spending.The win of three challengers against four incumbents is unprecedented and historic in Santa Monica elections. The three challenger winners and their supporting PAC raised and spent the least money, $106,812 versus $246,459, by the council incumbents. Challengers had only one endorsement, from the Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City with no money, but frequent email support.The three winners formed a slate of four candidates going against a slate of four incumbents. A new resident focused PAC, Santa Monicans for Change, raised and spent the least amount of any PAC, about $20,000.The most notable difference, besides money, is the savvy use of social media by the challengers. There were everyday post’s on Facebook and Nextdoor along with emails from the candidates and their supporters. The social media posts were dedicated to issues residents care about – overdevelopment, city spending, rising crime and homelessness. In contrast, the incumbents were mostly absent from social media with the exception of virtual online candidate forums held by several neighborhood associations, and other civic organizations.Our best guess is that social media in the form of NextDoor, Facebook, Zoom and emails allowed candidates to dialogue with voters versus the one-way communication of glossy mailers and doorhangers. Of course, the pandemic also limited canvassing neighborhoods used effectively in the past for incumbents by SMRR and Unite Here Local 11.Only time will tell if this election is a money and endorsement game changer or a pandemic year anomaly.This story has been corrected to show Santa Monica Forward endorsed McKeown in 2018. Tags :electionPACSpendingshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentVeteransDelivery giant DoorDash plans IPOYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Vertigo doesn’t stop Day

first_imgUNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – As Jason Day crouched behind his ball on the 18th green, lining up his final putt of the day, there was a bobble. A slight moment of unsteadiness, a flash of uncertainty, as if all of this effort could still suddenly go for naught. He reflexively reached out his hand for balance, collected himself and took a deep breath.  After standing and checking his line once more, he rolled in the 6-foot putt and brought to a close one of the biggest tightrope walks in U.S. Open history. Entering the third round at Chambers Bay, the question was not where Day stood on the leaderboard, but whether he would be able to suit up. Less than 24 hours earlier, the Aussie lay beside the ninth green with his tournament fate hanging in the balance, as a slip from a dizzy spell led to a lengthy delay and ultimately a diagnosis of benign positional vertigo. There is no good time to battle such a plight, but a major championship has to be among the worst options – especially on a course as physically demanding as Chambers Bay. But after a night of rest and treatment from his medical team, there stood Day on the first tee, ready to tackle the most grueling test in golf on a layout that would make him feel as if he were going up and down Seattle’s Space Needle before the day was done. Full-field scores: 115th U.S. Open Eighteen holes later, capped by that final birdie that spurred the biggest cheer of the day from the grandstand lining the home hole, Day had conquered Mount Chambers and improbably earned a spot in Sunday’s final pairing. “I said to him on [No.] 18, I said that was one of the greatest rounds of golf I’ve ever watched,” said caddie Col Swatton. “That was a super-human effort.” While the end result netted a share of the lead alongside three others, the actual product was rife with nervous energy and bated breath. Day appeared unsteady on his feet from the opening hole, at times either leaning on Swatton for physical support or dropping to one knee to gather himself. Swatton said there were times he thought he might have to stop his player, but the toughest hole was No. 4 – a 504-yard par 4 that rises 45 feet from tee to green. It was at that point that Day put his arm around Swatton and relied on his caddie, swing coach and mentor to guide his ascent. “I just said, ‘You’ve got the heart of a lion. You’re going to show the world today that you’re going to be the greatest you can be,’” Swatton said. “And I said, ‘Look, let’s do it.’ And he just put his head down and kept walking one foot in front of the other. It was pretty impressive.” Day bogeyed No. 4, his second blemish of the day. The following hole, playing partner Kevin Kisner offered to start getting the ball out of the hole for Day to save him from bending down to retrieve it. Day refused that offer, along with a similar one from Swatton, but then a funny thing happened – he appeared to grow steadier as the afternoon progressed and dropped only one more shot the rest of the round. “I didn’t feel that great coming out early,” Day said in a post-round statement. “I felt pretty groggy just from the drugs that I had in my system, then kind of flushed that out on the back nine.” Added Kisner: “He didn’t say much after a while, he was just feeling terrible. I think whatever medicine he’s taking just makes him feel worse, and he played unbelievable there coming in to make those three birdies. He impressed me.” Those birdies came on Nos. 15, 17 and 18, rocketing Day to the top of the standings, but even during times of prosperity it was clear that the 27-year-old wasn’t quite right. He backed off his final tee shot, closed his eyes at points in between shots and continued to lean on Swatton to get him to the finish line.  “The vertigo came back a little bit on the 13th tee box, and then [I] felt nauseous all day,” Day said. “I started shaking on [No.] 16 tee box and then I just tried to get it in, really. Just wanted to get it in.” “The hardest part for him is just turning the head,” explained Swatton. “Every time he turns to look at the target, it takes a second for his eyes to steady up a little bit.” The theater of Day’s finish recalled memories of Ken Venturi’s battle with heat stroke at Congressional in 1964, or more recently Tiger Woods’ one-legged triumph at Torrey Pines in 2008. “I said to him, ‘They might make a movie about that round,’” Swatton said. “That was the greatest round I’ve ever watched. I’ve watched a lot of golf, and watching that was pretty special.” After enduring one of the most harrowing moments in major championship history, Day now stands on the cusp of his breakthrough triumph, fittingly at an event where he has come so close in recent years. He has passed a monumental test, but one of even greater stature now awaits: one last climb across the cliffs and dunes of Chambers Bay, one more chance to erase the heartbreak of past near-misses. Day answered the bell during the third round, and should he again rise to the occasion he could author one of the more improbable chapters in this tournament’s illustrious history.last_img read more

Premium / Market Insight: DSV vs CMA CGM & CEVA – a bidding war in the making

first_img Password* Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* LOGIN << Go back New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please Login DSV’s last word on CEVA Logistics was on Tuesday, before CMA CGM’s surprising offer emerged today, when the Danish logistics firm indicated it had given up in its pursuit.“Based on the unwillingness of the board of directors of CEVA to engage directly with DSV at the price per share offered, we have decided not to pursue an acquisition of CEVA.”But today came another twist, and the mating game became a minefield for DSV, whose stock fell below Dkr500 for the first ... By Alessandro Pasetti 25/10/2018center_img Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Email* Reset Your Password Premium subscriber LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Photo 94180479 © Hieronymusukkel – Dreamstime.com Resetlast_img read more

Mozambique: LNG project in the pipeline

first_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Previous articleAfDB appoints new VP for power portfolioNext articleEmergence of a commercial market for mini-grids in Africa Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. An American petroleum company, Anadarko, is confident about its plans of constructing a LNG plant in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. In southern Africa, the Mozambican government together with Anadarko have announced that progress has been made towards the implementation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.Last week, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario met with the representatives of the petroleum corporation in Maputo, News Agency reported.According to the media, the meeting was a follow-up to President Filipe Nyusi’s visit in September to the Anadarko headquarters in the US.The chairperson of Mozambique’s National Petroleum Institute, Carlos Zacarias, highlighted: “We have held this sort of meeting regularly.”Zacarias added: “It was a good meeting, and we could see that there are palpable and positive results. Naturally they need to be gone into in greater depth to implement the project in the Rovuma Basin.”LNG project concludes technical aspectsMedia reported that Anadarko vice-President John Grant said that great progress has been made with the legal aspects of LNG project implementation.Grant said: “Also discussed were technical aspects concerning construction of the port, of the maritime terminal and of the LNG factories.”It is reported that the meeting with the Prime Minister also covered the resettlement of people living in the Afungi Peninsula, in Palma district, where the factories will be built.Anadarko is the operator of Rovuma Basin Offshore Area One, with a holding of 26.5%.Other members of the consortium include Mitsui of Japan (20%), the Indian companies ONGC Videsh (16%), Oil India (4%) and BRPL Ventures (10%), PTT of Thailand (8.5%), and Mozambique’s own National Hydrocarbon Company, EMH (15%).Natural gas reservesSo far, the exploration of Area One indicates that it contains more than 75 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas reserves, media reported.The consortium hopes to begin LNG production in the first quarter of 2020. However, Anadarko has not yet announced its final investment decision.It is reported that ENH chairperson Oscar Mitha said he was not expecting the decision until Q3 2017.Initially, Anadarko is targeting to produce 12 million tonnes of LNG a year, using two factories known as ‘trains’, and later on it hopes to raise production to 20 million tonnes a year. Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS Generation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more