Surge testing being deployed in Bradford, Canterbury and Maidstone

first_imgSurge testing being deployed in Bradford, Canterbury and Maidstone Additional testing is being offered in the CT1 and CT2 postcodes in Canterbury, the ME14 1 postcode in Maidstone and targeted areas within Bradford.This surge testing is being deployed following the identification of a small number of confirmed cases of the Delta variant, B1.617.2. All the confirmed cases have been instructed to self-isolate and their contacts have been identified.Everyone who lives or works in these areas, including children aged 12 and over in Canterbury and Maidstone, and 11 and over in Bradford, is strongly encouraged to take a coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test, whether they are showing symptoms or not.Enhanced contact tracing will be used for individuals testing positive with a variant of concern (VOC). This is where contact tracers look back over an extended period to determine the route of transmission.By using PCR tests, positive results are then sent for genomic sequencing at specialist laboratories, helping us to identify COVID-19 cases with a variant of concern and then prevent their spread.If you have symptoms you should book a free test online or by phone. You can then go to a testing site or have a kit sent to your home. If you have no symptoms, you should visit local authority’s website f /Public 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:Bradford, Canterbury, children, coronavirus, covid-19, Government, Internet, online, testing, UK, UK Government, visit, websitelast_img read more

Westwood (64) tops Garcia for Nedbank win

first_imgSUN CITY, South Africa – Lee Westwood came from behind to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday, overturning a three-shot deficit at the start of the final round to deny Sergio Garcia a wire-to-wire victory and Louis Oosthuizen success at his home tournament. Westwood saved his best for last to finish with an 8-under 64 at Gary Player Country Club to take him to 15 under and a three-shot win over Garcia (70). Oosthuizen (69) was third on 11 under. It was Westwood’s third Nedbank title following back-to-back wins in 2010-11, before the event was part of the European Tour. He held back tears after sealing his 24th European Tour title and first in more than four years. ”I’m a bit emotional, to be honest,” Westwood said. ”You’re never sure whether you’re going to be able to do it again. Until now my emotions have felt really under control all day, which is what I’ve been working hard on.” Westwood made birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 to settle what was a fascinating final-round battle between him, Garcia and Oosthuizen. Full-field scores from the Nedbank Golf Challenge Garcia had led from the start and had a two-shot advantage over Oosthuizen and was three ahead of Westwood after three rounds. But Westwood’s fabulous finish proved irresistible. He made an eagle on No. 2 and six birdies in all, five of them on the back nine, as he charged to the title in the penultimate event of the European Tour season. ”I was just trying to hit fairways and stick to my game-plan and hit it in the right places, he said. ”I’ve got a bit of a process that I’m going through with my golf swing and I’m starting to see better shots. The 7-iron into 17 is probably one of the best shots I’ve ever hit.” The Nedbank Challenge also had repercussions for the Race to Dubai, with Rory McIlroy, Li Haotong and Lucas Bjerregaard now all officially out of the running to be crowned European No. 1 next weekend at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship. That will now be a shootout between Race to Dubai standings leader Francesco Molinari and his Ryder Cup buddy Tommy Fleetwood after McIlroy finished in a tie for 21st in Sun City with a final-round 71, Li finished tied for fifth with a 65, and Bjerregaard tied for 11th after also closing with a 65. McIlroy needed to finish in the top two to stay in contention for the season title while Li and Bjerregaard both needed to win in Sun City.last_img read more

Upgrade for Derry to Coleraine railway line delayed until 2016

first_img Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Plans for a major upgrade of the Derry to Coleraine railway line have been delayed for a further year.The second stage of a 22 million pound upgrade was due to be completed by 2015, however this has now suffered a setback, due to problems with procurement of equipment.The overall upgrade to the line is 75 million pounds and includes a passing loop as well as a major signalling overhaul.Speaking to Highland Radio earlier, SDLP MLA John Dallet has voiced his disappointment at the delay, however stated that he is confident that once completed, the line will bring huge benefits to the North West Region…[podcast][/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter By News Highland – September 6, 2013 center_img News Twitter Previous articleGardai await to question man in connection with Cavan deathNext articleDowney trial to get underway in January News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Upgrade for Derry to Coleraine railway line delayed until 2016 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApplast_img read more

MPs back Brexit Withdrawal Bill

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction MPs back Brexit Withdrawal Bill WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest British MPs have backed the government’s Brexit Withdrawal Bill – by a majority of 124.It’s the first step in Boris Johnson’s promise to take the UK out of the EU by the end of January.The agreement also limits the Brexit transition period to 11 months.MPs will be given time to scrutinise the legislation in more detail next month.Here’s the moment the bill passed:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+center_img Previous articleFurther LEADER Funding of €850,000 announced for DonegalNext articleJohn Downey granted bail News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – December 20, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Fall in numbers signing on Live Register in Co. Donegal in December

first_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 12, 2019 Previous articleCalls for greater LIS funding as application deadline approachesNext articleTraffic accident causing delays in Stranorlar News Highland Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp Twitter There was a fall of just over 14% in the numbers signing on the Live Register in Donegal last month, with 10,540 people on the register, down 1,769 on the end of December 2017.The biggest percentage decreases were registered at offices in Dungloe and Inishowen.There were 1,015 people on the register in Dungloe last month, a fall of just over 18%, while the fall in Inishowen was just under 18% with 1,818 people signing on there.Dunfanaghy saw 741 people on the register, down just over 16%, while a fall of just under 14% was recorded in Killybegs, where there were 570 people signing on.The Ballybofey office had 1,479 people signing on, a fall of just over 13%, while there were 3,238 on the register in Letterkenny, down just under 13%.The office in Donegal Town saw 700 people signing on, a fall of just below 11%, while a drop of just over 10% was recorded in Ballyshannon, with 979 people on the register. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Fall in numbers signing on Live Register in Co. Donegal in December Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Watch: Boks’ Eastern Cape homecoming

first_imgI love East London ♥️ Thank you @mtnza for bringing the fans so close to the Springboks This is how you unite a nation @mtnza @Springboks #wegotubokke #UgotUsBokke #StrongerTogether #ChampionsTogether— The Official MTN Bozza (@Official_Bozza) November 9, 2019 Several members of the Springbok squad and management returned to their roots as the World Cup victory parade hit East London on Saturday.My nephew Lindsay Weyer displaying trophy in East London. What a thrill #SpringboksTour #SpringbokChampions #BOKKE #asicsrugby— DeanMeintjes (@dean_meintjes) November 9, 2019 Oxford this morning. At it again eStirling #SpringboksTour @siyakolisi1 @fafdeklerk @Makazole16— Zama (@Zamachwama_) November 9, 2019 ‘ Yhu guys at East London City Hall #TrophyTour #SpringboksTour #SpringbokChampions #StrongerTogether #EastLondon— Siya (@Siyamcela99) November 9, 2019 ‘ ‘ They here! Glad to have shared this moment with my kids #SpringboksArrival #SpringboksTour #HavenHillsCameOut— Sixolisiwe Jay Ndawo (@JayJNia) November 9, 2019 Posted in Springboks, Test Rugby, Top headlines, Videos, World Cup Tagged 2019 World Cup, Springboks, Videos, World Cup My goodness East London Look at how rugby unites us Look at how it build our national pride Thank you Springboks @mtnza @Springboks #wegotubokke #UgotUsBokke #StrongerTogether #ChampionsTogether— The Official MTN Bozza (@Official_Bozza) November 9, 2019 Post by SA Rugby magazine 熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo The Prince of East London returns#ChampionsTogether— Springboks (@Springboks) November 9, 2019 Life Exact BrazilRemember Grace Jones? She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ Watch: Boks’ Eastern Cape homecoming Video published on November 9, 2019 What a lovely welcome for Mapimpi at East London Airport yesterday. He was born in Mdantsane just outside of East London #SpringboksTour #Mapimpi— Senzeni Ndebele (@senndebs) November 9, 2019 ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Is your dev scene close-knit, or closed-minded?

first_imgIs your dev scene close-knit, or closed-minded?Hibernum’s new hire Jesse Divnich lays out how supportive communities can avoid becoming insular, argues for geographic diversity in hiringBrendan SinclairManaging EditorTuesday 2nd August 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleHibernumIf one were to ask developers if they wanted a tight-knit, supportive development scene in their area, the answer would most frequently come back as “yes,” perhaps accompanied by a befuddled look wondering why the question even needed to be asked. But according to Hibernum’s just-appointed VP of product Jesse Divnich, there’s a fine line between tight-knit and insular.”A well connected community can be great as it fosters a lot of support between studios and people,” Divnich told in a recent interview. “It creates strong friendships among a group of people that understand the challenges of our day-to-day jobs. However, there are downsides. Becoming too insulated gets a group thinking too much of the same. They view every challenge from the same angle. All problems begin to look like nails because the only tool in their belt is a hammer. It can also blind you from new emerging technologies and business models. Even if you catch an emerging technology/model fast enough (e.g. AR), you will run into problems as the insulated community around you likely lack the experience from a technical, design, and business perspective.””No one can possibly tell me that the best programmers, engineers, artists, and marketers all reside in a 20-by-20 mile radius of your city.” Ultimately the problems arise from homogeneity. When everyone uses the same game engines and analytics tools, works on the same platforms, and went to the same schools, it can be tough to foster a global perspective and make games for a truly global audience. Divnich highlighted a few warning signs for such insulated development scenes: local conferences packing the lineup with local speakers, a strong majority of available jobs being in one specific field, and people frequently churning between companies in the same small- or mid-sized scene without progressing professionally.A studio can only do so much to change the scene around it, but it can adapt its own business to safeguard against such deficiencies. For example, Divnich is a big believer in working to recruit hires from outside the local scene. Just as diversity of gender, race, and economic background can foster a broader array of perspectives to bring to bear on innovation and problem solving, so too can a diversity of geographic backgrounds.”Many in our industry have failed to recognize the benefits of hiring talent outside of their own geographical location,” Divnich said. “No one can possibly tell me that the best programmers, engineers, artists, and marketers all reside in a 20-by-20 mile radius of your city. While it can be difficult and costly from an HR and legal perspective, these are just hurdles that can and must be overcome for content creators to effectively compete globally. You can’t build a game with the expectation of having a global reach unless you have people thinking about the game through multiple different backgrounds: age, gender, race, nationality, and more.”Even if studios can’t bring in developers from abroad, Divnich said the next best thing to acquiring them is acquiring the benefits of their experiences.”The first step is to actually travel to conferences abroad, and not just yourself, but your producers, game designers, artists, and product managers,” he said. “Conferences are not always about ‘creating business.’ We forget the purpose of a lot of these conferences is education. If you can’t inject talent, at least try to learn by listening to other experts speak from around the globe. The best chefs in the world do a lot of travelling, constantly sampling other’s dishes and trying to see how they can borrow ideas and inject them into their own cooking back at home.”Divnich also said developers can look for government assistance to help subsidize salaries, chip in for relocation, or defray the cost of bringing in international guest speakers for their local conferences. Divnich even suggested getting a GDC Vault subscription and watching old sessions from international speakers at the conference.”As an industry, we are no longer working with a talent pool, but a talent ocean.” All of this is advice Divnich will look to put into practice himself in his role with Hibernum. In the newly created VP of product position, Divnich will be overseeing portfolio planning and working on platform and monetization strategies to help make the company a global content creator in every sense. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “While there are no longer barriers in global content distribution, there are so few game content creators actually building teams that represent a global mindset: from development, marketing, and business development, right through to live operations. At Hibernum, we want to build an even more diverse organization, injecting professionals with global experiences into both Hibernum and Canada. Alongside bringing in more global talent, we want to continue to train our team on how other regions design their games and handle obstacles that come up during a product’s lifecycle.”He added, “In addition to differences in taste in terms of gameplay, each region seems to have its own strengths and weaknesses in the various aspects of game development from art and design to engineering and even marketing. With a global expansion in university programs that offer the different game development disciplines, there are a lot of regional hot spots of talent around the globe. As an industry, we are no longer working with a talent pool, but a talent ocean.”Prior to joining Hibernum, Divnich was VP of product strategy and insights at mobile publisher Tilting Point. He held that position since 2014, when he made the jump from research firm EEDAR, where he spent six years as VP of insights and analytics.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesHibernum lays off majority of staffMontreal developer begins selling off assets as it enters a “transitional period”By Brendan Sinclair 3 years agoStéphane D’Astous joins Hibernum as COOFormer Eidos Montreal GM and Ubi Montreal exec makes the jump to mobileBy Matthew Handrahan 7 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Crisis checklist is a ‘must’ as Gauntlet offers crisis cover

first_imgSpecialist coach, bus and minibus insurance broker and risk manager, Gauntlet, is advising operators that the livery they proudly sport when transporting passengers, can become their worst enemy should an accident, investigation or incident occur.Gauntlet MD Roger Gaunt says: “We live in a world of news-on-demand, with immediate reporting via social media and instantaneous photo sharing of situations that could prove immensely damaging.”To help operators, Gauntlet has published a free ‘Crisis PR Checklist’ and it is also offering a comprehensive legal expenses policy, that includes up to £10,000 of cover for crisis communications, should a professional media handling service become necessary.Additionally, the policy – specifically designed for passenger operators – provides cover for employee and contractual disputes, compensation awards, HMRC inspections, property damage, repossessing land or property from third parties, legal defence, protection against claims resulting from data protection breaches, debt recovery and infringements of restrictive covenants.Adds Mr Gaunt: “No operator can trade in a bubble, or think that reputational damage won’t affect them. “Underestimating how much media negativity can affect a brand or business is a big mistake.“We would urge all operators to download our tips and also consider our legal expenses cover that can bring experts in to micro-manage the crisis, once the initial notification and immediate response has been made.”Tips at read more

Gopher it, Chris

first_imgBritish MEP jumps on bandwagon.Animal-lovers have been celebrating the news that the UK is to bring its rules on the movement of pets in line with the rest of the EU from January 2012.  British Liberal MEP Chris Davies, who has never knowingly allowed a bandwagon to pass by without leaping aboard, was one of those getting excited. He posted on his website a picture of himself with a ferret and a passport (that’s him on the right), presumably because, where MEPs are concerned, one ferret picture is worth more than a thousand weasel words.last_img read more

Theresa May: Trump’s trade tariffs ‘unjustified’

first_img“The U.S., EU and U.K. are close allies and have always promoted values of open and fair trade across the world.“Our steel and aluminium industries are hugely important to the U.K., but they also contribute to U.S. industry including in defence projects which bolster U.S. national security.”She added that the EU and U.K. “should be permanently exempted from tariffs.”The EU, Mexico and Canada were previously given temporary exemptions from the duties, which Washington said were necessary because of national security concerns. In the case of Canada and Mexico, the U.S. had hoped to address its concerns in the context of ongoing efforts to renegotiate NAFTA, but those talks have taken longer than expected and there is now no precise end date in sight, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said. Talks with the European Union made some progress, but not enough to warrant a permanent exemption or another temporary exemption, he said.The EU said it would retaliate against the U.S. move.“We will now trigger a dispute settlement case at the WTO, since these U.S. measures clearly go against agreed international rules. We will also impose rebalancing measures and take any necessary steps to protect the EU market from trade diversion caused by these U.S. restrictions,” said European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström on Thursday. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s “unjustified decision” to slap tariffs on EU steel and aluminum.The tariffs — 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum — affect the European Union, Mexico and Canada, and came into effect Friday.In a statement, May said: “I am deeply disappointed at the unjustified decision by the U.S. to apply tariffs to EU steel and aluminium imports. Also On POLITICO War inside Trump trade team triggers global angst By Ben White, Andrew Restuccia and Nancy Cook Trump’s global trade war By Doug Palmerlast_img read more