Can the Aston Martin share price (AML) keep climbing in 2021?

first_imgCan the Aston Martin share price (AML) keep climbing in 2021? See all posts by Alan Oscroft Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 | More on: AML What can we say about Aston Martin (LSE:AML)? Well, I didn’t expect to say the AML share price is up 50% in a month. And since a low in May, it has almost trebled. The stuff that growth stock dreams are made of? Well, not quite.Aston Martin floated on the stock market in September 2018 with high hopes. Prestige brands frequently perform well in world markets. And British and European brands are often in demand around Asia. Just think of the likes of Burberry, and the LVMH stable of top brands. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Aston Martin share price slideBut the story quickly turned to one of disappointment. As soon as the market opened on launch day, the Aston Martin share price started to slide. And we’ve seen a pretty steady downwards trend ever since. The company that had previously gone bust seven times over the course of its history looked set to make it an octet.But since a rescue deal was put together in the summer, things look like they’ve started to recover. Before I get excited about November’s surge, though, I need to remind myself that the shares have still fallen more than 50% in 2020. And they’re down 85% since flotation. Still, I do think there’s potential for further rises, at least in the short term.The shape of Aston Martin nowThe 2020 financial bailout and restructuring has, it seems, pulled the firm back from the brink. And that lay behind the Aston Martin share price pickup earlier in the year.The company has pared back its ambitions, which now appear closer to the reality of market demand. But it does pin its hopes on the success of its SUV, which is something of a departure for the company. Can you imagine James Bond saying “…and it’s great for taking the family camping at the weekend“?The balance sheetWhile there are big uncertainties surrounding the luxury car market, I’m more wary of Aston Martin’s financial position. The company’s debt situation looks alarming to me, and it’s an ongoing thing. It’s still losing money, and is still taking on more debt. On top of that, shareholders have been heavily diluted by new share placings. Will Aston Martin need yet more cash before it gets to profitability? I’d put that at odds-on. And if it happens, it will surely put further pressure on the AML share price.Seeing investors prepared to stump up for the firm’s debt offerings is perhaps encouraging. There seems to be enough appetite for new share placings too. And I think that will help keep the upbeat sentiment going.Where next for the AML share price?I can actually see the Aston Martin share price faring reasonably well in the short term. But I think it’s all down to a new wave of growth stock optimism. Any imminent collapse has been halted, there’s new management, and the new leaner company has a revamped business model.But optimism doesn’t pay the bills. And unless there’s firm progress towards profit, I can see that wearing off. No, I’m steering well clear of Aston Martin. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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House on a Hill / Paterson Architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Keith Hunter PhotographyText description provided by the architects. A timber clad extension to an existing farm cottage, commissioned by MAB Limited, a small development company, for a young family and their children. The house on a hill is a response arising from a sensibility and intention about architecture which places an emphasis on the pragmatic and develops our clients brief and their aspirations into, purposeful and appropriate spaces without profligacy or wilfulness. The house is contextual, it is site responsive, and it is contemporary. It could not have been realised in its finished form in any other place or time. Save this picture!© Keith Hunter PhotographyThe design aims for a good ordinariness. A pragmatic approach driven by the clients brief and the opportunities of the site, developed without formal agenda or polemic. Save this picture!© Keith Hunter PhotographyThe modern kitchen is the heart of the family home and no longer a detached workplace; it is the place where friends and family are entertained, and children are raised. Here it is central to the organisation of the plan in three dimensions, with surrounding space and volume defining circulation and the arrangement of public and private space. Corner windows subvert the introverted nature of the simple and appropriately scaled volumes, tracking the sun throughout the day and opening to the landscape and horizon beyond. Simultaneously inside and outside they transform the experience of the space from the introverted intimate focus of the hearth, to the expanse of the wilderness beyond. Save this picture!© Keith Hunter PhotographySustainable construction – with FRC sourced timber – is virtually carbon neutral, whilst high insulation levels and considered window openings keep heating and lighting loads to a minimum. Save this picture!© Keith Hunter PhotographyWhilst an unashamedly contemporary addition to an existing traditional cottage, the architecture is unassuming and robust. It sits comfortably and confidently in the unfolding history of a site which has been in constant occupation for the past two hundred years, and will endure and adapt for the inheritance of future generations.Save this picture!© Keith Hunter PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMusée National des Beaux Arts du Québec proposal / Allied Works ArchitectureArticlesKloden, Egmont High School / CEBRAArticles Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/59588/house-on-a-hill-paterson-architects Clipboard United Kingdom House on a Hill / Paterson Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/59588/house-on-a-hill-paterson-architects Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom “COPY” Architects: Paterson Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Save this picture!© Keith Hunter Photography+ 21 Share Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” 2010 Projects House on a Hill / Paterson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse on a Hill / Paterson Architects CopyAbout this officePaterson ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHousesAberdeenshire3D ModelingUnited KingdomPublished on May 14, 2010Cite: “House on a Hill / Paterson Architects” 14 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山间之居 / Paterson Architects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 streamlast_img read more

Derry man back in Court for threatening woman he indecently assaulted

first_img Google+ Previous articleHouse prices continue to fall in DonegalNext articleYouth Information Centre in Letterkenny to host Student Grant Information Seminars News Highland News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp By News Highland – July 5, 2011 A 40-year-old Derry man who is awaiting sentence after being convicted of indecent assault was back in court last evening charged with threatening the woman in the case.The man who cannot be named for legal reasons was charged with making threats against the woman and threatening to damage her property on Saturday night last.He was remanded in custody.Derry Magistrate’s Court heard today that the man is due for sentence in September after being convicted of indecent assault last month.The court was told that the injured party in that case contacted police to say that the man was outside her home shouting and threatening to burn her out of her home.When interviewed the man denied the alleged the offences.Defence solicitor Mr. Keith Kyle told the court that his client would be denying all the allegations. He said he was at a party in the area but would claim that he did not approach the woman.He asked that the man be released on bail with conditions applied.However, District Judge Barney McElholm said that he did not believe any conditions would work.He said it was an extremely serious case and there was a risk of further offending and of interference with witnesses.He remanded the man in custody to appear by videoilink on July 28. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Derry man back in Court for threatening woman he indecently assaulted Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Hospital employee fired for intentionally removing vaccine from fridge

first_imgDec 31, 1:18 pmUS death toll is 114 times the total lives lost on Sept. 11At least 342,734 lives have been lost to COVID-19 in the U.S., representing approximately 18.9% of the total global death toll of 1.8 million people.One in every 965 Americans has now died from the virus, according to ABC News’ of data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project.The U.S. death toll is 114 times the total lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and just over half the total number of deaths that were recorded in U.S. during the 1918 influenza pandemic.At least 19.7 million Americans have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 345 days since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case on Jan. 21.That means about 1 in every 16 Americans has contracted the virus.Dec 31, 11:18 am112-year-old woman, Massachusetts’ oldest resident, gets vaccineThe oldest resident of Massachusetts, 112-year-old Hazel Plummer, received her first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday.Plummer was among the 49 residents and 50 employees at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, a nursing home in Littleton, Massachusetts, to do so.The Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley suffered from the coronavirus outbreak in the spring but “was free of COVID-19 by the end of May,” the facility said.Dec 31, 11:09 amWuhan rings in the new yearIn Wuhan, China, where COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019, small crowds gathered to take in a fireworks display and ring in 2021.Wuhan was the first epicenter of the pandemic, but the central Chinese metropolis of 11 million emerged out of lockdown in mid-April and has not had a reported case since May.In New York City, no New Year’s revelers will be gathering in Times Square to watch the ball drop this year.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said this is “the most moving New Year’s Eve,” but urged New Yorkers to “watch on TV. Don’t go down there.”Dec 31, 10:20 am787,000 unemployment claims filed in last weekThere were 787,000 new unemployment claims filed in one week, according to the Labor Department. This number is slightly lower than last week’s, but still higher than anything seen before the pandemic.There are currently 19,563,905 total claims being filed for unemployment through different government programs.Dec 31, 9:46 amUS sees record high death toll for 2nd day in a rowThe U.S. has seen a record high daily death toll for the second day in a row, according to Johns Hopkins University data.There were 3,744 COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday, the highest since start of the pandemic, surpassing the previous record of 3,725 deaths reported Tuesday.Dec 31, 8:28 amSurgeon general responds to vaccinations falling short of administration’s goalIn the wake of the Trump administration falling short on its vaccination goal, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told ABC News’ Good Morning America Thursday, “We always knew that this was going to take a while to ramp up.”“The curve is rapidly increasing, in terms of number of people being vaccinated,” Adams said. “So we shouldn’t extrapolate from what happened yesterday to what’s going to happen six months from now. What we should do is make sure that curve continues to go up and continue to support our state and public health departments, which is what we are doing.”The Trump administration had promised that 20 million people would be vaccinated by the end of the year.As of Wednesday morning, 2,794,588 Americans had received vaccine doses and 12.4 million doses had been distributed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“There’s vaccines manufactured. There’s vaccines allocated. There’s vaccines delivered. And then there’s vaccines put in arms,” Adams said. “From a federal perspective, we are on track to have 20 million people able to be vaccinated, doses on the ground, by the end of next week.” Adams also urged Americans to celebrate New Year’s Eve virtually.“This has been a marathon, but we don’t want to trip at the finish line,” Adams said. “We want to have a normal New Year’s next year, we want as many of our loved ones and family and friends as possible to be able to enjoy that New Year’s in 2021. The way we do that is by pulling together and sacrificing one more time so that we can ramp up these vaccinations and put this virus away for good.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Samara Heisz/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 83.3 million people worldwide and killed over 1.8 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news developed Thursday. All times Eastern:Dec 31, 9:59 pmBidens thank front-line workers, encourage Americans to get vaccine in NYE interviewPresident-elect Joe Biden and future first lady Jill Biden thanked front-line workers in a pretaped segment for Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, telling host Ryan Seacrest the country “owed them for their service.”“They did so much. They risked their lives, they’ve done so much for us and we owe them,” Joe Biden said. “We’re so grateful for everything they did,” Jill Biden added. “You know, they left their families and their homes so that we could be safe and all Americans truly appreciate what they did for us.”The Bidens talked about getting Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine two weeks ago and urged others to get the vaccine.  “I took it, it doesn’t hurt. I didn’t have any aftereffects,” Jill Biden said. “So, everybody has to take it so that we can all be safe.”  The president-elect also looked ahead to 2021, saying he was “absolutely confident” that the country will come back stronger than ever. Dec 31, 8:59 pmCase of UK variant found in FloridaFlorida has identified its first case of the U.K. COVID-19 variant, health officials said Thursday night.The case is in a Martin County man in his 20s “with no history of travel,” the Florida Department of Health said on Twitter.This marks the third state in the U.S., following Colorado and California, to identify cases of the variant.U.K. health officials have found that the new COVID-19 variant isn’t more deadly than the prior dominant variant, but it is likely more transmissible. Experts also believe that the authorized vaccines will still be effective against it.Dec 31, 8:27 pmDecember deadliest month of the pandemic in USDecember was the deadliest month of the pandemic in the U.S., even with data disruptions due to the holidays, according to The COVID Tracking Project. There were 76,580 reported deaths due to COVID-19 this month, far surpassing the previous record of 55,267 set in April. Every week in December was deadlier than any week earlier in the year, the tracker said.There were 221,444 new cases and 3,255 deaths reported on Thursday, according to the tracker. A record 125,379 people are also currently hospitalized with COVID-19.There continue to be disruptions in testing, case and death figures due to the holidays, though hospitalizations “remain relatively stable,” the tracker said.Dec 31, 6:38 pmLA County breaks record for COVID-19 deathsLos Angeles County reported a record-breaking 290 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, health officials said. There have been 10,345 total COVID-19 deaths in the county. Someone dies of COVID-19 in L.A. County every 10 minutes, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said. All day Thursday, the department is tweeting a description of a potential COVID-19 victim every 10 minutes.Barbara Ferrer, director of the health department, warned that “hundreds more people” will die each week from COVID-19 and urged people to stay home this New Year’s Eve and throughout the weekend.“As we see 2020 come to a close, we are experiencing extreme conditions in LA County,” Ferrer said during a briefing. “With no decline in the number of new cases, our hospitals continue to be overwhelmed.” The county reported 15,129 new cases while 7,546 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, officials said. The daily test-positivity rate is an “alarming” 22%, Ferrer said.The latest numbers come as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is mobilizing a “super-spreader task force” to target illegal parties.As of Wednesday, the department had made 235 arrests this month at “super-spreader” events, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. ABC News’ Matthew Fuhrman and Michelle Mendez contributed to this report.Dec 31, 6:19 pmCalifornia bar owner charged for allegedly breaking COVID-19 curfewA California bar owner has been charged for allegedly breaking his county’s COVID-19 curfew, authorities said Thursday.Roland Michael Barrera, the owner of the Westend Bar in Costa Mesa, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of violating and neglecting to obey a lawful order and regulation, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.Barrera has “repeatedly” refused to follow the county’s curfew order for nonessential businesses, the district attorney’s office alleged.All nonessential businesses must close between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. due to an emergency lockdown order issued on Nov. 19, the office said. “On multiple occasions the Westend Bar continued to operate outside of the mandated closure time,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement.The bar has also allegedly hosted “50-70 customers without enforcing social distancing or facial coverings for their employees or customers,” it said.Until now, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said it has declined to file charges in nearly two dozen cases against business owners accused of operating illegally during the pandemic. The charge comes after law enforcement made “repeated attempts” to educate Barrera on the law and seek voluntary compliance, authorities said.A manager of the bar has also been charged with one misdemeanor count of resisting a police officer after allegedly grabbing a uniformed officer and “physically trying to prevent him from entering the Westend Bar” on Dec. 12, the district attorney’s office said.Both the bar owner and manager face a maximum sentence of one year in jail if convicted, though the DA’s office said it hopes to pursue educational efforts instead of jail time. They are scheduled to be arraigned on June 22, 2021.  ABC News’ attempts to reach them were unsuccessful.ABC News’ Matthew Fuhrman contributed to this report.Dec 31, 4:50 pmHospital employee arrested for ‘intentionally’ moving vaccine from fridgeA former employee at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wisconsin, has been arrested for “intentionally” removing Moderna vaccines from refrigeration, authorities said Thursday.Over 500 doses were spoiled, and 57 people received less-effective doses of the vaccine, Dr. Jeff Bahr, president of Aurora Health Care Medical Group, said Thursday.On Dec. 26, a pharmacy technician found 57 vials of the vaccine, equivalent to 570 doses, outside the refrigerator in which those vials were meant to be stored. The vaccine vials were returned to the refrigerator and the technician reported the incident to superiors.The “pharmacist responsible for removing the vials” initially maintained that the “incident was an inadvertent error that occurred while the individual was accessing other items from the same refrigerator,” Bahr said. However, an investigation revealed that the employee “admitted yesterday to intentionally removing the vaccine from refrigeration,” Bahr said.The individual also “admitted to removing and then returning the vaccine to the refrigerator overnight, on the evening of Dec. 24 into Dec. 25,” Bahr said. No vaccinations were administered on either day, he said.The Moderna vaccine must be kept refrigerated between 36 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit, and based on available information, the hospital initially determined that the vaccine was still able to be administered given the allowable 12-hour post-refrigeration window. After 57 doses of the vaccine were administered on Dec. 26, the remainder of that vaccine was discarded, when it was deemed ineffective, following an internal review.The recipients of those vaccines were subsequently notified, and Bahr said that at this time, that although the vaccines are considered “less effective or ineffective,” there is no evidence that the vaccinations pose any harm to them.Aurora Health has been in communication with Moderna, and the biotech company has assured the health company that there are no safety concerns pertaining to administering a vaccine that may have been out of refrigeration for too long.The health care company will continue to work with Moderna and the Food and Drug Administration to identify a strategy for future vaccinations for those 57 people.“It’s become clear that this was a situation involving a bad actor, as opposed to a bad process,” Bahr said.The value of the spoiled doses was estimated to be between $8,000 and $11,000, the Grafton Police Department said.The former employee was arrested Thursday on recommended charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, adulterating a prescription drug and criminal damage to property — all felonies. His name is being withheld at this time, and he is currently being held in the Ozaukee County jail, authorities said.The FBI and the FDA are also investigating.ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos contributed to this report.Dec 31, 3:53 pmPerdue quarantining after coming in contact with someone on campaign who tested positiveSen. David Perdue, who is seeking reelection in the Georgia runoff on Jan. 5, will quarantine after Perdue was told Thursday morning that he was in “close contact with someone on the campaign who tested positive for COVID-19,” his campaign said in a statement.Both Perdue and his wife, Bonnie, tested negative for the coronavirus Thursday and have been tested regularly throughout the campaign, according to the statement.Perdue’s wife will also quarantine, the statement said.ABC News’ Quinn Scanlan contributed to this report.Dec 31, 3:24 pmWHO grants Pfizer vaccine ‘Emergency Use Listing’The World Health Organization has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for “Emergency Use Listing,” which it says “opens the door for countries to expedite their own regulatory approval processes to import and administer the vaccine.”Emergency Use Listing also lets UNICEF and the Pan-American Health Organization “procure the vaccine for distribution to countries in need,” the WHO said.“This is a very positive step towards ensuring global access to COVID-19 vaccines. But I want to emphasize the need for an even greater global effort to achieve enough vaccine supply to meet the needs of priority populations everywhere,” Dr Mariângela Simão, WHO assistant director-general for Access to Medicines and Health Products, said in a statement. “WHO and our partners are working night and day to evaluate other vaccines that have reached safety and efficacy standards. We encourage even more developers to come forward for review and assessment.” ABC News’ Kirit Radia contributed to this report.Dec 31, 3:09 pm145 employees have tested positive at Washington state CostcoIn Yakima, Washington, 145 employees at a Costco have tested positive for COVID-19, the Yakima Health District said.The outbreak was first announced on Christmas Eve with 68 staff members testing positive. Once testing was expanded to all employees, the number grew to 145.“After reviewing the number of cases, and the timeline in which they were identified, there is evidence to show that this sharp increase in cases mimics the type of activity that happens after some sort of super- spreader event where multiple people are infected at the same time,” the health district said.“For Costco specifically, site-wide testing was recommended given the large number of infected employees. When site-wide testing is recommended, the organization provides testing to all employees, regardless of whether they were identified as an initial close contact to a positive COVID-19 case or not,” the health district continued. “Costco will continue to provide on-going site-wide testing for their employees moving forward to monitor the outbreak.” ABC News’ Matt Fuhrman contributed to this report.Dec 31, 2:51 pmCalifornia reports 428 new deathsHard-hit California reported 428 new deaths on Thursday, following Wednesday’s daily record high of 432 fatalities.The Golden State’s death toll is now over 25,000.ABC News’ Matt Fuhrman contributed to this report.Dec 31, 2:12 pm42 people in West Virginia received antibody treatment instead vaccineForty-two people in West Virginia received the Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment instead of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday at a vaccination clinic hosted by staff at the Boone County Health Department, the West Virginia National Guard confirmed to ABC News.Medical experts with the Joint Interagency Task Force do not believe there is any risk of harm to these 42 individuals. Everyone who received the monoclonal antibody has been contacted, or is in the process of being contacted, according to the West Virginia National Guard.“The moment that we were notified of what happened, we acted right away to correct it, and we immediately reviewed and strengthened our protocols to enhance our distribution process to prevent this from happening again,” Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, said in a statement.The Regeneron treatment was administered intramuscularly, like a traditional vaccination, according to the West Virginia National Guard. The Regeneron treatment, which was given FDA emergency authorization in November, is normally given as an intravenous infusion, not an intramuscular injection.The recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is that for those who receive antibody treatments, “vaccination should be deferred for at least 90 days, as a precautionary measure until additional information becomes available, to avoid interference of the antibody treatment with vaccine-induced immune responses.”A West Virginia National Guard official told ABC News that “there are no concerns that this will set individuals back 90 days” and that “all 42 individuals are being offered the vaccine today.”ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos contributed to this report.Dec 31, 2:03 pmSurgeon general says wife admitted to hospital over cancer treatment complications and he can’t visitU.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams tweeted Thursday morning that his wife had been admitted to a hospital because of complications with her cancer treatment. He said he wasn’t allowed to visit her because of COVID-19-related restrictions.Adams’ wife, Lacey Adams, was first diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in 2018. “I’m hoping she doesn’t have to spend New Year’s in a hallway because the beds are full,” Adams tweeted. My wife is being admitted to the hospital due to complications w/ her cancer treatment. I’m not allowed to see her due to #COVID19 restrictions, & I’m hoping she doesn’t have to spend New Year’s in a hallway because the beds are full. What you do matters, even beyond COVID… pic.twitter.com/vqBqX9xOz6— Jerome Adams (@JeromeAdamsMD) December 31, 2020last_img read more

USA: Department of Navy for Fleet Introduction Approves ATK’s Upgrade for AAR-47

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: Department of Navy for Fleet Introduction Approves ATK’s Upgrade for AAR-47 ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced that its recently-developed Hostile Fire Indication (HFI) capability upgrade for the AAR-47 Missile Warning System has been approved by the Department of the Navy for Fleet introduction. In addition to the AAR-47’s longstanding, combat-proven ability to detect incoming missile threats, the new HFI capability provides enhanced protection through detection of smaller-caliber weapon fire and rocket propelled grenades. ATK is the first company to deliver this key capability as part of a proven missile warning system.With ATK’s unique HFI capability added to the AAR-47, military aircrews flying helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft can detect a wider range of threats to their aircraft, and quickly respond with countermeasures. The HFI will be provided as a software upgrade and requires no hardware modifications to the aircraft or existing AAR-47 components. The upgrade is scheduled for delivery to the Fleet later this year.“ATK continues to enhance our electronic warfare and protection capabilities to meet the urgent operational requirements of our customer,” said Mike Kahn, President of ATK Missile Products Group. “We are leveraging the expertise developed during years of design, development, and production to support the next generation of aircraft survivability equipment.”“The Navy’s decision to deploy ATK’s HFI upgrade to the Fleet brings aircrews the very best protection from hostile ground fire,” said Bill Kasting, Vice President and General Manager of ATK Defense Electronics Systems. “We are proud to help protect aircrew lives during combat by delivering this innovative and affordable capability.”ATK’s AAR-47 Missile Warning System is a combat-proven electronic warfare system designed to protect helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from surface-to-air threats. The AAR-47 is the only system in use today that integrates laser and missile warning into a single system. The system is installed on more than 2,600 fixed and rotary-wing aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies in more than 16 countries. The systems are installed on aircraft such as the C-5, C-17, C-130, P-3, CH-53/MH-53, CH-46, HH/SH-60, AH-1W/Z, UH-1N/Y, and MV-22.ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 23 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally, and revenues of approximately $4.8 billion.[mappress]Source: atk, June 1, 2011 View post tag: approves View post tag: introduction USA: Department of Navy for Fleet Introduction Approves ATK’s Upgrade for AAR-47 View post tag: AAR-47 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Equipment & technology View post tag: upgrade View post tag: ATK’s June 1, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: usa View post tag: Department View post tag: fleet Share this articlelast_img read more

County Offers Ways to Stay Safe on Thanksgiving

first_imgThe Cape May County Health Department is offering safety tips for Thanksgiving celebrations.The holiday is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you must travel, be informed of the risks involved.Lower risk activitiesHaving a small dinner with only people who live in your household.Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others.Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family.Shopping online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the next Monday.Watching sports events, parades, and movies from home.Moderate risk activitiesHaving a small outdoor dinner with family and friends who live in your community.Lower your risk by following CDC’s recommendations on hosting gatherings or cook-outs.Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing.Attending a small outdoor sports events with safety precautions in place.Higher risk activitiesAvoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving.Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race.Attending crowded parades.Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors.Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household.Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System Hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, World Health Organization at www.who.int and New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov.For additional information, visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net and also on Facebook.last_img read more

Gelders scoops £300k contract with Tesco

first_imgGelders Bakery has just signed a deal with Tesco to sell its pies and sausage rolls in at least 20 shops.The family-run firm, which is already in 24 Asda stores, will supply single sausage rolls, as well as single packs and three-packs of savoury mince pies to north-east stores.Tesco will take between 3,500 and 4,000 products a week, which will be worth about £300,000 a year to the Sunderland-based bakery.Partner Hilary Monk said its persistence with Tesco had paid off. “Local people know us well, but when you’re a small company, it can be more difficult if a big chain hasn’t heard of you,” she said. “We kept calling, emailing and sending samples and of course, our sales increasing in Asda also gave us leverage.”She added: “We hope to gain contracts with other supermarket chains in the future.”Gelders also hopes the new contract will mean its 42-strong workforce can be expanded.Sam Nundy, Tesco regional buying manager north east, said: “We’re very pleased to be able to offer Gelders Bakery products to our customers. This will be a fantastic addition to our growing offer of local products across our stores in the north-east.”last_img read more

Senate brainstorms proposals, discusses ‘senior exclusion policy’

first_imgThe Notre Dame student senate convened Wednesday for its first meeting of the 2020 spring semester. The minutes from the last Senate meeting (Dec. 11) were read and approved without objection.Student body vice president Patrick McGuire opened with several announcements. He welcomed the senators back from the break, then reminded the senate about the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon scheduled for 11:30 a.m. next Monday, at which activist and civil rights movement leader Diane Nash will be in attendance as keynote speaker.“It’s a really important event, and I think it’s really important that we all go,” McGuire said. “We have been given tickets for the senate, and I highly encourage you all to go. If you can’t, then please give it to someone who can or who will go.”McGuire also reminded senators of the other events planned for Walk the Walk Week, and urged senators to attend as many events as possible and to encourage their constituents to attend.After several other announcements, McGuire suggested that for the rest of the meeting, senators and others in attendance could discuss potential resolutions they had been working on in December, and new resolutions could be proposed and brainstormed.Quentin Colo, Off Campus Council senator, suggested a resolution encouraging the University to abandon the “senior exclusion policy” — a policy change aimed at reducing off-campus students’ access to on-campus activities and amenities.“I know there was a resolution last year to encourage the University to get feedback on the senior exclusion policies and how students felt about it,” Colo said. “Although I have not looked at the feedback, I can probably assume what it’s saying, and I think it’s fair to say that the feedback’s pretty negative and students want the University to abandon the senior exclusion policies. I was hoping to propose a resolution … to encourage the University to abandon those policies.”After several senators had offered their feedback and discussed potential measures Student Government could take, Colo asked sophomore class council president Jordan Theriault, who met with and interviewed associate vice president for Residential Life Heather Rakoczy Russell on Dec. 10 during a public meeting in the Dahnke Ballroom, to talk more about the discussion and the feedback that he has since received.“After the meeting we sent out a survey form … we asked ‘Do you understand the policies?’” Theriault said. “So we were just trying to figure out if people understood that it’s kind of malleable. The response was kind of iffy, which was interesting because I think we kind of hoped, and the administration as well, to open it up to the class and make them understand that they’re willing to work and to give them ideas. From there, it’s kind of split between people who want to still abandon the policy and encourage the University to reevaluate the exclusionary policy, and the other half was different solutions.”Theriault also mentioned that he had been working on a resolution with others regarding club funding, and encouraged any interested senators or other members of student government to speak with him.After those in attendance had offered and discussed several other proposals, the meeting broke into several small groups to continue these discussions.Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified Quentin Colo as the Club Coordination Council’s Special Interest Division chair. Colo is the Off Campus Council senator, not the Special Interest Division chair. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: Notre Dame Student Government, senior exclusion policy, student senatelast_img read more

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle?

first_imgChildren who are included in conversations about household greening and recycling are more motivated to educate their friends and also green their lunchroom at school. There are numerous resources for getting your children involved in going green at home and at school. Listed below are tips for parents and children to reduce their daily waste. Consider the product’s packagingPackaged products make up 30 percent of solid waste. One way to reduce the amount of packaging your family throws away is to buy cereals, chips and cookies in bulk and then store them in reusable containers. Try to avoid foods that are sold in single-serve packaging; they produce more waste per serving and are often more expensive. by Colin Couch, Family and Consumer Sciences graduate student studying housing and consumer economics Teaming up to reduce the amount of trash your family throws away each week can give parents and children the experience of working towards a common goal and create some fun family traditions. By working together, families can make their homes greener and limit the amount of waste their family produces. Another simple way to have a large impact on the amount of plastic waste is to bring reusable cloth bags to the grocery store. Use reusable bags, kits and utensils for lunchBy purchasing reusable lunch bags for your children, you will not have to purchase and throw away paper bags. Throwing away paper bags each day creates between 4 to 8 ounces of garbage; nearly 100 pounds annually. Reusable lunch kits include different sized containers for your children’s lunches as alternatives to zippered plastic bags that are thrown away daily. By purchasing reusable utensils, you can save up to $40 per year by taking plastic utensils off your shopping list. Drink from reusable bottles Another small change that can make a big impact is ditching juice boxes and other drinks that are in disposable containers. Packing water in reusable BPA-free water bottles not only reduces waste, but may also be healthier than grabbing a juice box or a can of soda when you need something to drink on the go. Start a compost pile Recycling and cutting down on disposable packaging will greatly reduce the amount of trash that your family sends to the landfill, but if you’re looking to go above and beyond, you might consider a compost pile. Food scraps and yard trimmings make up 27 percent of the trash collected by U.S. cities, and they’re also the two main ingredients in compost, which can be used as a fertilizer and mulch in your own yard. Using compost in your flowerbeds and garden reduces the need for water, fertilizers and pesticides while keeping organic materials out of your local landfill. For more info on starting a compost pile search “compost” at caes.uga.edu/Publications.last_img read more

Alleged Ricin Mailer Arrested, FBI Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union address of his second term Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Update: The charges against Paul Kevin Curtis were dropped.Federal authorities arrested a Mississippi man Tuesday for mailing three letters suspected of containing the lethal biological warfare agent ricin to the White House, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and a Mississippi district court judge who authorities have not identified.The FBI identified the suspect as Paul Kevin Curtis who was apprehended in his Corinth home near the Tennessee border but did not immediately say what specific charges he is facing other than to say he is believed to have sent the letters containing a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin.The U.S. Secret Service had quarantined the letter to President Barack Obama that was received at a mail screening facility offsite from the White House, the front of which was cordoned off by yellow tape Tuesday, officials said. Lab test results will take 24-48 hours to confirm if the substance is ricin.The Associated Press reported that the letters sent to the lawmakers included the same message: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.” Both were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message,” the AP reported.“There is no indication of a connection to the attack in Boston,” the FBI said in a statement. The letters were mailed April 8, before the attacks.The mail case broke a day after the Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and nearly 200 wounded. The FBI has said at least one of the two bombs was built out of a pressure cooker filled with projectiles.President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel Thursday to Boston, where he will speak at an interfaith service.last_img read more