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June 19, 2021

Women wanted for drugging and robbing 3 men

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here The Orange County Sheriff has issued the following Crime Alert:Drugged and Robbed, Part OneOn Friday, January 27th the female pictured here left a nightclub in Orlando with a male victim.At his hotel room, she is believed to have drugged him and robbed him of over $100,000 dollars worth of jewelry.The suspect is described as a light skinned black female with a Caribbean accent.She is between 28-35 years old, and was wearing black and gray “camo” leggings, a black shirt, and a black and red Miami Heat logo cap.*****Drugged and Robbed, Part TwoAlso on January 27th, at 1:30 in the morning, a victim met an unknown white female suspect at the bar area of the Hyatt Regency hotel, located at 9801 International Drive.While at the bar, the victim suggested they go to his room in the hotel and the female suspect agreed. When they got to the victim’s room, the suspect (pictured here) produced several small bottles of liquor and gave the victim two of them, which he consumed.The victim blacked out and woke up the next morning fully clothed and noticed over $10,000 dollars in items were missing, including several watches, his computer, his cash and credit cards. The victim believes he was drugged by the suspect.On Monday, January 30th a second victim met a similar white female suspect in the downtown Orlando area and she suggested they go back to the victim’s residence. The victim agreed.Once there, they had a few drinks, the victim passed out and the suspect took his $12,000 Rolex watch. It is believed the suspect “spiked” the victim’s drink in order for him to fall asleep quicker.The female suspect was identified as being involved in both cases. The suspect was described as a white female, with an average build, approximately 5’04” to 5’06”, with blonde hair, between 25 and 30 years old and has a teddy bear tattoo on her chest, tattoo on her stomach that say ‘Greens for money, gold for ___”, a Scorpion tattoo on her leg, and a tattoo/birth mark behind her right ear.She is believed to have spoken with a southern “Texas” accent and told both victims she was from Texas.If you know the whereabouts of these persons, or details of the crimes described by OCSO, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.Call Crimeline at 800-423-8477. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCrimelineOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous article51 facts about Super Bowl 51Next articleSuper Bowl – Easy Wing Recipe Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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The Orange County Economic Summit: By the numbers

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate  From Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonLast Friday, Orange County hosted the Economic Summit for 2018 at its very own Convention Center. The Summit was first launched in 2013 following a series of 9 economic and job summits designed to support the business community; the meetings were held between 2011 and 2012 and focused on key geographic regions and industries including but not limited to life sciences, clean technology, and international trade. Now in its sixth year, this annual event highlights the progress of the Central Florida Region’s economy as well as bring together businesses, expanding industries, and opportunities for economic growth. In addition, the Summit brings together various stakeholders both inside and outside of Orange County, including officials from other cities and counties and non-profit organizations.Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonThe Summit opened with an hour of networking and breakfast for over 600 guests and participants. Once all of the guests had arrived, the opening remarks for the program were given by Fred Kittinger, the Senior Associate Vice President of University Relations and Director of State and Local Government Affairs at the University of Central Florida (UCF), who introduced Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. In her opening remarks, Mayor Jacobs highlighted Orange County’s strong success in promoting economic development and business, and how its success helps lead the nation in this arena. “By working together, we’re committed to creating a business infrastructure and economic climate that supports job creation, a flourishing creative class, and trained workforce, and that provides an opportunity for all,” Mayor Jacobs said.Following the opening remarks, Dr. Sean Snaith, the director of UCF’s Institute of Economic Competitiveness, a nationally recognized economist, and a past summit participant, was introduced to give his annual economic forecast highlighting the state of the economy at the state and local level; according to Dr. Snaith, the state of Orange County’s economy is strong and robust. Dr. Snaith mentioned the following statistics pertaining to both the State and Orange County’s economic forecast: The population of Orange County grew closer to 1.4 million for 2017 and will continue to rise through 2021; the payroll employment for 2017 at the county level was over 800,000 and is expected to grow at a small rate reaching close to 1 million by 2021; construction employment for 2017 increased to a little over 40,000 at the county level, with the state increasing over 500,000 overall; leisure and hospitality employment increased to over 200,000 at the county level, and the state increased to over 1.2 million overall; professional and business employment in the county increased to a little over 150,000 for 2017, and the state increased to approximately 1.3 million overall; financial activities employment increased to over 50,000 in the county, and to over 560,000 throughout the state for 2017; education and health services employment increased closer to 100,000 in the county for 2017, and the state has an average annual growth percentage of 1.1 (2018-2021 averages); manufacturing employment remains at a little over 30,000 in the county for 2017 showing a small increase from last year, and the state has an average annual growth  percentage of 1.3 (2018-2021 averages); information employment decreased by a small amount for 2017 but remains over 16,000 in the county, and the state has an average annual growth percentage of 1 (2018-2021 averages); state and local government employment decreased by a small amount in the county for 2017 but remains above 60,000, and the state has an average annual growth percentage of 1.4 (2018-2021 averages); and transportation, trade and utilities increased by a small amount remaining over 140,000 in the county for 2017, and the state has an average annual growth percentage of 1.4 (2018-2021 averages). “With a robust population and stronger job growth than other regions in the nation, the Orlando Metropolitan Statistical Area is well poised for continued economic growth,” Snaith said. The region’s flourishing economy and business infrastructure, in addition to the region’s diverse and talented workforce, continues to aid Orange County’s upward trajectory of economic growth and progress.The Summit hosted a panel discussing funding and growing Central Florida’s tech enterprise sector. Moderated by Tim Giuliani, the President and Chief Executive Office for the Orlando Economic Partnership, the panel featured the following participants: Suneera Madhani, the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fattmerchant, a payment technology company specializing in saving businesses up to 40% on their credit card processing; Courtney Powell, the President and Owner of AceApplications, LLC, a technology solutions and staffing provider for entities; Shawn Seipler, CEO of Clean the World, an enterprise that offers sustainable, socially impactful programs to a global marketplace (with impact results in 118 countries); and Chris Whitlow, CEO of Edukate, Inc., a workplace financial wellness provider with the purpose to give every person access to expert financial guidance and help employers provide the best financial wellness benefits to help employees manage their financial stress, increase their productivity and live happier, healthier lives. Panelists provided an overview of the County’s growing technology ecosystem and highlighted the region’s burgeoning innovations in tech entrepreneurship.Following the conclusion of the Summit, the County hosted the third Florida TechMatch, an event attended by invitation-only that gives local technology companies the chance to build relationships with national industry leaders. More than 80 companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprise organizations, such as Microsoft, Apple, and Universal Studios, registered for this event. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Apopka High School locked-down Thursday afternoonNext articleAging or Alzheimer’s? Know the Warning Signs Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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June 17, 2021

Rua Maria Loft / KEMA studio

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” Houses Rua Maria Loft / KEMA studio Rua Maria Loft / KEMA studioSave this projectSaveRua Maria Loft / KEMA studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876433/rua-maria-loft-kema-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: Investwood, Markslojd, CIAXIAVE, DUO THERM, MJOText description provided by the architects. Project is located in Anjos, Lisbon, Portugal, a zone where the industry mixes with housing buildings in a very dense urban tissue.Save this picture!Section A-A’Recommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaThe pre-existing space had a function of carpentry, with a limited access to light and a small, lacking identity exterior space.Save this picture!© Marco PezzuttoWe decided to maintain as much as possible in the interior, except for the part of a back facade to let more natural daylight in and enforce the relation between interior-exterior.Save this picture!Before. Image Courtesy of KEMA studioSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe intervention´s objective was to appreciate “the existing” and add to it. The “wet functions” were contained within rigid massive pre-existing brick walls, leaving all the “dry functions” in the remaining space. Further separation of functions was made by introducing 2 simple volumes defining the required functions. A black box, made from engineered coloured wood, created a technical zone together with a storage; a cork box, made from warm and acoustic cork panels, which created a private zone of double bedroom with direct connection to the exterior – both boxes made from sustainable, ecological materials produced in Portugal.Save this picture!© João MorgadoMaterials were a fundamental aspect of this project. We kept heavy brick arches, steel structure and concrete pillars supporting it and by introducing new elements to it. In this way we were able to emphasize the pre-existing industrial character. We played with contrasts of colors, temperature and sound. We intended to make it homey but still maintain the “industrial” identity, so we paired black, cold, noisy steel with bright-toned, warm and quiet cork.Save this picture!Floor PlanThroughout the process it was important for us not to lose the identity of the space. Since the local was a well known carpenter´s workshop, we decided to reuse all the wood left in the workshop and bring it back to life in a contemporary way, as a kitchen island top, bedside tables and exterior “pixel” wall – a composition made from over 14 different types of wood from all around the world.Save this picture!© João MorgadoAll of this resulted in a well defined space, with a memory of what it used to be. A comfortable space, penetrated by morning light from the entrance zone and flooded by the afternoon sunlight coming in from the backyard.Project gallerySee allShow lessDemolition is Underway on Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens in LondonArchitecture NewsCORE Modern Homes / Batay-Csorba ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 41 Share Architects: KEMA studio Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  89 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Lisbon, Portugal Photographs:  João Morgado, Marco Pezzutto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Photographs CopyAbout this officeKEMA studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLisbonPortugalPublished on August 29, 2017Cite: “Rua Maria Loft / KEMA studio” 29 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »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 Year:  Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876433/rua-maria-loft-kema-studio Clipboardlast_img read more

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Tajín 417 Building / Cometrue

first_imgArchitects: Cometrue Area Area of this architecture project Projects Apartments Manufacturers: Helvex, Mabe, Rotoplas, Tecnorampa, Teka, Tuboplus, VALVO Lead Architect: Tajín 417 Building / CometrueSave this projectSaveTajín 417 Building / CometrueSave this picture!© Onnis Luque+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Share Area:  1860 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921636/tajin-417-building-cometrue Clipboard ArchDaily Tajín 417 Building / Cometrue CopyApartments•Mexico city, Mexicocenter_img “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921636/tajin-417-building-cometrue Clipboard Mexico CopyAbout this officeCometrueOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityMexicoPublished on July 30, 2019Cite: “Tajín 417 Building / Cometrue” [Edificio tajín 417 / Cometrue] 30 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »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 Jaime Miranda González “COPY” Photographs:  Onnis Luque Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Collaborators:Carlos Hernández Fernández.Structural Engineering:Juán F. Heredia Mellado.Builder:Adán Cortés Gaytán.Instalations:Pedro López, Guillermo López.Terminations:Manuel Romero.City:Mexico cityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The plot, located in the Narvarte neighborhood posed various challenges, such as its L-shaped layout and the reduced front, which demanded more “interior-facing” apartments that would be appealing for the clients. As resources we implemented the use of vegetation and latticework to generate a play of light and shadow that improves the spaces. This project was designed in accordance with the land use, which allowed 4 residential floors with 11 apartments and a semi-underground parking garage.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueTerraces or patios at each of the apartments were one of the guiding principles of the design, to facilitate the interaction of the user with the outside.The size of the terraces ranges from 7 to 20 sq. m and patios as big as 40 sq. m. Apartments have a “molar teeth” arrangement, with different platform heights in the same floor, which make for richer paths and readings of the space.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueApartments have variable free heights, we chose 3 different distances from finished-floor to finished-floor: 3.00 m 3.30 m and 3.60 m, which were facilitated by the concept applied in the layout of the apartments.The lounges, which are large spaces where we unified the living room, the kitchen and the dining room, were resolved in structural terms through coffered slab, which we left exposed.Another resource we implemented was the use of mobile kitchen islands, to add versatility to the kitchen.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe incorporation of plants is also crucial in our concept, plants create healthier, more comfortable and appealing spaces, which act as sites of interaction, stimulating social bonds.Our spaces have simple, lasting finishes, in neutral colors that allow the users to appropriate them.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueStructurally the building was resolved with foundation piles, a reinforced concrete formwork which is used as a parking lot, a transition slab at the base of the apartments, with load-bearing walls in brick and reinforced concrete; the floor system was done in coffered slab and in smaller clearings with extruded polystyrene coffers and compression layer.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueProject gallerySee allShow lessM&P House / Nicolás CampodonicoSelected ProjectsColored Pavilion / Martín PeláezSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tajín 417, Narvarte Oriente, 03020 Ciudad de México, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. 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May 27, 2021

Minister to discuss concerns of seasonal workers in South West Donegal

first_img Minister to discuss concerns of seasonal workers in South West Donegal Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – February 26, 2015 Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+center_img Previous articleVaradkar says no extra money is available for LGH waiting listsNext articleFuneral held for Redcastle teenager tragically killed in car crash News Highland Twitter A Donegal Deputy is set to meet with Minister for State Kevin Humphreys to discuss the concerns of seasonal workers in South West Donegal having difficulty accessing social welfare support.The issue was raised by Deputy Thomas Pringle in the Dáil yesterday, who said that self-employed part-time farmers doing casual work in the fishing industry were not meeting the criteria to claim subsidiary employment.He added that long journeys to have dockets stamped by employers were also having a negative effect on hard-pressed workers, posing an unnecessary expense.Responding to Deputy Pringle, Minister Kevin Humphreys said he would meet up to discuss the issue and try and alleviate it:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/hump530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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May 25, 2021

‘People are at the end of their tether with mica’- O’Donnell

first_img WhatsApp There are urgent calls on Donegal County Council to improve on its social housing stock.It follows claims that some dwellings are experiencing severe issues with damp as a result of mica block defects.Coupled with this, residents who are attempting to buy their house outright are said to be finding it near impossible to do so.Cllr. John O’Donnell says the local authority must do everything in its power to get the Government to move faster in initiating a redress scheme.In the interim, he says people are at the end of their tether:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/johfghgfhgfhgfnod1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘People are at the end of their tether with mica’- O’Donnell Twitter Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebookcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – March 14, 2019 Previous articleMPs to decide if they want delay in UK’s withdrawal from EUNext articleDecision due on charging individuals over Bloody Sunday News Highland Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Systems failure at LUH results in death of Donegal man

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Systems failure at LUH results in death of Donegal man The Galway County Coroner has concluded in his verdict that a 26-year-old Donegal man died as a result of brain injuries after the perforation of his small bowel following a systems failure at Letterkenny University Hospital that led to medical misadventure.According to RTE News, Dr Ciaran McLoughlin said there seemed to be no satisfactory method in the hospital so that a patient could be transferred safely and securely from the care of one consultant to another.He said Mr McCloskey was never under the care of a physician consultant when he was admitted to the hospital in Letterkenny in October of 2016.26 year old John Paul McCloskey from Donegal was admitted to Letterkenny University Hospital on 11 October 2016 complaining of vomiting and diarrhoea but was not operated on and died in Galway University Hospital on 20 October from septic shock after he suffered a perforated bowel.According to RTE News, the Galway County Corner Court heard that after Mr McCloskey was admitted to hospital, he was to be transferred to the care of a gastroenterologist.It is reported that the on-call consultant physician said she assumed this had taken place but in a statement the gastroenterologist said he was never made aware of the case.Corner, Dr Ciaran McLoughlin, said the 26 year old had a bowel obstruction visible on a CT scan, but surgical staff did not take over his care when initially requested.Two members of the hospital’s surgical staff said they had both examined Mr McCloskey and he showed little abdominal pain so they declined to proceed with surgery at that stage. Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp By News Highland – July 27, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 26th JulyNext articleBrexit Secretary confident of workable solution on Irish border News Highland Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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May 18, 2021

Coronavirus live updates: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp bans cities, counties from requiring masks

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 584,000 people worldwide.Over 13.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 137,419 deaths.Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.8:15 a.m.: NJ nursing homes allowing visitorsFamily members, legal guardians and support people can now visit residents at New Jersey’s long-term care facilities, the state’s Department of Health announced Wednesday.“I understand how stressful and heartbreaking it has been for so many families not to be able to visit their loved ones in person for more than three months now,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said in a statement. “Reuniting families with their loved ones in these facilities is a critical step for the mental, physical, social and emotional well-being of these residents.”Visitors must wear masks, be screened for symptoms, get their temperature checked and maintain social distancing from other residents and staff.The long-term care facilities can only allow visitors if no COVID-19 cases have been reported on site for 28 days (two incubation periods), the department said.6:58 a.m..: Tulsa City Council passes mandatory mask ordinanceThe Tulsa City Council in Oklahoma has issued a mask mandate less than a month after President Donald Trump held a reelection rally at an arena in the city.The ordinance was passed with a 7-2 vote and is expected to be signed by Mayor G. T. Bynum on Thursday.“I am very grateful for the broad support of the City Council in approving this important ordinance. Our local health care leaders made clear how important this is, and the City of Tulsa listened,” Bynum said in a statement Wednesday night. “This pandemic continues to present us with difficult decisions that no elected official would ever want to make, but we will continue to do what we have to do to protect our local health care system.”The ordinance requires anyone over the age of 18 who will be in public places where social distancing is challenging to wear a mask.“The science is clear that the use of cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings,” Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Dr. Bruce Dart said in a statement. “Wearing a mask not only considers others, but also allows us the freedom to go about our day during this new normal.”Tulsa’s face-covering mandate comes just a day after Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, who attended Trump’s rally without wearing a mask, announced he has tested positive for the coronavirus.Oklahoma has more than 22,000 diagnosed COVID-19 cases, with at least 432 deaths.5:42 a.m..: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp bans local mask rulesGeorgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order Wednesday night, which outright banned cities and counties in the state from issuing mask orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19.The move, despite neighboring states like Alabama requiring masks in public, voided mask mandates in 15 local jurisdictions in the Peach State where they had been implemented.While outlawing mask mandates, Kemp’s executive order “strongly” encourages all residents and visitors in Georgia to “wear face coverings as practicable while outside their homes or place of residence, except when editing, drinking or exercising outdoors.”Kemp’s order comes after Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottom issued an executive order requiring masks or face coverings in the city on July 8.The state, according to an internal Federal Emergency Management Agency memo obtained by ABC News, has a test-positivity rate greater than 10%, with record numbers of new cases in rural, urban and suburban areas alike.Georgia has had more than 127,838 diagnosed cases of coronavirus, with at least 3,091 deaths.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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May 12, 2021

RBS outsources graduate hiring

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. RBS outsources graduate hiringOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today The Royal Bank of Scotlandoutsourced its graduate recruitment programme to PSL at a cost of £600,000 lastmonth.The aim is to developa more consultative role for HR, according to Fiona Brazil, manager forgraduate resourcing at RBS.She said, “UsingPSL to take away our administration fits in with how we think of ourselves asconsultants. Traditionally, we have been in favour of e-HR solutions that fitin with our overall culture.”By outsourcing theprogramme the administrative burden of sifting through hundreds of CVs has beenremoved.Brazil said,”This will allow HR to become more specialised. My role is to liaise withdifferent business areas within the group to see if their recruitment needs arebeing met by the outsourcers.”She claimed there arealso cost benefits, with savings of more than two-thirds in recruitment.Applications bygraduates will be processed in three stages. Firstly, they will be screenedonline to see if they have the basic qualifications.Successful candidateswill then take part in a telephone interview, followed by skill tests againstthe bank’s key competencies at an assessment centre.RBS aims to recruit275 graduates by March 2002 through its outsourced programme. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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May 7, 2021

ADNOC completes first phase of AI-based predictive maintenance project

first_imgThe artificial intelligence-based predictive maintenance project is expected to bring down maintenance costs for ADNOC by up to 20% ADNOC complete first phase of AI-based maintenance project. (Credit: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), a UAE state-owned oil and gas company, announced that it has completed the first phase of a large-scale multi-year predictive maintenance project for its operations.The artificial intelligence-based (AI) predictive maintenance project is aimed at maximising asset efficiency of ADNOC’s upstream and downstream operations that are located across the country.Announced last November, the predictive maintenance project is being implemented in four phases and is also claimed to be one of the largest in the oil and gas industry.The first phase of the project includes the modeling and monitoring of 160 major turbines, motors, centrifugal pumps and compressors across six of ADNOC Group’s companies.Using AI technologies such as machine learning and digital twins, ADNOC’s predictive maintenance platform will support in predicting equipment stoppages, reduce unplanned equipment maintenance and downtime, increase reliability and safety.The project is expected to bring up to 20% in maintenance savings.ADNOC people, technology & corporate support directorate, executive director Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy said: “We are pleased to have achieved this important project milestone, particularly given the ambitious scale of ADNOC’s predictive maintenance project.“We are already seeing significant operational benefits and cost savings, and we intend to continue to embrace the power of digitalization and AI as we further enhance performance and drive value across our business.”The project to enable central monitoring of up to 2,500 critical machinesIncluding the remaining three, all the four phases of the project could be completed by 2022. Once completed, the project is expected to enable central monitoring of up to 2,500 critical machines, across all of the group’s companies.The project is an integral part of ADNOC’s Panorama Digital Command Center at its headquarters and is being implemented in partnership with Honeywell.It uses Honeywell’s Asset Performance Management and predictive analytics enterprise solutions.Last month, the UAE-based oil and gas company had awarded three contracts worth AED1.19bn ($324m) to bring efficiencies at its onshore field operations in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.The contracts were awarded to Galfar Engineering and Contracting and Robt Stone.The contracts includes the procurement and construction (PC) of flowlines and wellhead installations across several of its onshore oil fields in Abu Dhabi.last_img read more

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