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first_imgARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAthi River Mining Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products through distribution outlets in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. The company was originally founded to produce lime for the agricultural sector and today, is the largest manufacture of cement in East Africa with other interests in fertilisers, quicklime, hydrated lime, sodium silicate and industrial minerals. The company mines and processes industrial minerals and chemicals, sells building products, extracts and processes limestone and manufactures and sells fertilisers and silicate liquid. Cement products are sold under the brand name Rhino, and fertilisers under the brand name Mavuno. Known today in trading circles as ARM, the company was formerly known as Athi River Mining Limited when it was founded in 1974. Its name was changed to ARM Cement Plc in 2012. ARM Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Tesco shares – are they a great buy for value investors right now? 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Anna Sokolidou has no position in any of the companies mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. Tesco shares, it seems, enjoy the status of a safe haven. The supermarket chain sells groceries and other essentials. But are the shares a buy right now?  High supermarket salesAs we all know, in the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis many people panic-bought essentials. This led to a dramatic rise in many supermarkets’ sales revenues. Tesco also benefitted from this stockpiling, and its sales grew by 12.7%. However, some analysts argue that the pandemic also led to a large boost in online shopping at the expense of traditional supermarkets. Ocado‘s sales, for example, increased by a hefty 32.5%. On the other hand, many traditional supermarkets launched food delivery services. In this way traditional supermarkets are able to compete with pure online supermarkets. 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…Although the coronavirus-related rise in online shopping might seem like a one-off or a non-recurring event, I don’t think it is. It’s logical to think that many people will resume traditional shopping after the end of the pandemic. But some will continue ordering groceries and other essentials online for the sake of convenience. I also see another reason for high volumes of online deliveries in the near future. The second wave of Covid-19 is already there. Even though some analysts don’t think it will lead to the second lockdown, many consumers will still prefer to continue shopping online. Tesco’s competitive positionWhat does it mean for Tesco shares? Well, the supermarket will probably adapt to the new reality. It offers food delivery services, although it cannot meet all the consumer demand right now. According to its website, the time slots for online deliveries fill up very quickly. But I see that there is a lot of potential for Tesco to improve and grow its online shopping unit. Tesco is by far the largest supermarket chain in the UK, which a market share of about 27%. Its size is a great competitive advantage. Tesco’s rival, large discounter Aldi, has 7.7% market share in the UK, taking second place in the country.  Tesco lost some of its customers to Aldi during the great recession of 2008–09 because of Aldi’s low pricing. Tesco must be concerned about something similar happening now. The supermarket chain has asked its suppliers, including some famous brands, to match their pricing to that of Aldi. Tesco itself will also have to reduce its profit margins.Although this strategy might be devastating for Tesco and its suppliers, it will also be painful for Aldi. In fact, Aldi might lose that price war. Even if it doesn’t, Tesco will, at least, avoid losing its market share to the discounter. Tesco reports its earnings tomorrow, so, we shall see how the Covid-19 has really affected its revenue and profit.   Here’s what I’d doThe supermarket’s valuation isn’t high. It’s trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of about 17. At the time of writing, Tesco’s shares traded at 225p per share, whereas the stock’s 52-week trading range is 203.70p to 260.40p. It seems to me that there is potential for growth. Although Tesco’s competitors and the price war make the future look uncertain, the supermarket is rather a safe haven now.  Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Anna Sokolidou | Thursday, 25th June, 2020 | More on: OCDO TSCO See all posts by Anna Sokolidoulast_img read more

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first_img The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The problem is Don, is that it does end. Life I mean. we are spoiled with the ease of life and when things get a tad out of control, like traffic or shopping, or stuff, we whimper and whine and complain. Reach out to all you can while you can Don, and let them know you care because too soon we shuffle off this mortal coil. Life here is brief, and then we go to our real home. Chaz Please enter your name here Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor.  Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleA memory and IQ test to rememberNext articleThe secret to wealth? Know how to count your blessings Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate charles towne Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply November 25, 2018 at 9:46 am 2 COMMENTS Mama Mia InspirationBy Don LindseyWith a wonderful Thanksgiving behind me, my family and I are gearing up for Christmas.  Actually, my wife and daughter spend all year preparing for Christmas.  On any given day you can hear them humming holiday tunes and talking about what they want for presents.This literally happens all year.For my part, I start feeling the holiday spirit once turkey day is over.  We already have our tree up and I’m getting the urge to listen to my Christmas playlist. Hearing the kids talk more about what they hope to get and seeing the decorations around town going up is also helping to get me into the holiday mood.  It wasn’t always like that, however, for a few years before I moved here, I didn’t really celebrate any of the holidays.Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed seeing family when we gathered, but with no kids, there didn’t seem to be a lot to celebrate.  I would also find myself rather annoyed with certain aspects of the Christmas season such as heavier traffic on the roads and longer waiting times in store lines.  I can remember there being a few years where I’d get rather aggravated towards the beginning of the season due to a traffic jam or something and mutter to myself “and so it begins”.Thankfully that all changed once I moved down here from Ohio and married Tammy.  For one, it’s hard to be around her and not be in the Christmas spirit yourself.  The fall decorations are coming down and as I mentioned, and the tree is already up.  Within the next week or so, more of the Christmas decorations will join the tree and you can hear such classics as Bing Crosby’s White Christmas playing when she’s in the kitchen or in the car driving.Another thing that changed when I moved here was that I got saved and accepted Jesus Christ as my savior.  Now Christmas is not only about family but it’s first and foremost a celebration of His birth.  When I look at my life since I’ve been saved and see the opportunities given to me, I can’t help but be grateful to the Lord.  I have a beautiful wife, three wonderful kids, and I get to spend a huge chunk of time with my parents as their caretaker which is important to me given their ages (86).  I’m getting better at thanking Jesus for those blessings and celebrating when He was born is part of that.Since I’ve adopted that attitude, I seemed to be less annoyed with the hustle and bustle of the holiday rush that started on Thursday night and will last for the better part of a month.  As a matter of fact, I find that I am getting excited as the days wind down because I’m anxious for Christmas to get here.  Spending the day with family going through our traditions is always a great experience.  We just did the same thing for Thanksgiving at my mother in law’s place and I’m looking forward to doing the same here on Christmas day.With the season now in full swing, I can’t help but think to myself “and so it begins”.  This time, however, that’s a good thing. November 25, 2018 at 9:37 pm Donnie, yes, you are very blessed. You have your wife, your kids, your parents, your mother in law, who just happens to live by the sea, when you all visit her, and stay with her. How cool is that? Plus, your pets, and a warm home. That is a special blessing! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you, and yours Donnie, sent early, and you too Mr. Towne! Peace be with you all. Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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first_img Howard Lake | 17 June 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Teresa Nightingale, the Head of Fundraising for World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK), has been promoted to become the charity’s General Manager.She has been with the charity, which focuses on the links between lifestyle and cancer, since 2001 and was promoted at the beginning of June.She was initially hired as a fundraising programmes manager, following several promotions she was appointed Head of Fundraising in 2007. This saw her overseeing programmes such as direct mail, committed giving, legacies, trusts and challenge events. Advertisement As General Manager, she also has responsibility for the charity’s education and communications activities, as well as governance and working closely with other charities in the WCRF global network.www.wcrf-uk.orgcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Head of Fundraising becomes cancer charity’s General Manager  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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first_imgCounseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Twitter Linkedin Facebook Students from Korea visited TCU’s campusPhoto Credit: Taylor Boser Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot Twitter Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Taylor Boser Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care printTwelve students and two faculty members traveled more than 6,000 miles to experience life at TCU.Students from Keimyung University (KMU) and Sookmyung Women’s University (SMU) spent 10 days exploring Fort Worth and learning about TCU’s Strategic Communication program.“Two years ago TCU and SMU created a partnership exchange student program,” said Professor Jong-Hyuok Jung, TCU’s Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication. “There were eight students who visited TCU.”The students were given the opportunity to sit in on classes and explore the campus. This is the second year of the program.“The students were very impressed with the southern hospitality, generous treatment, size of the campus and facilities, and the BBQ,” said Ohyoon Kwon, KMU’s Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations.Out of the eight students that attended the first exchange, seven of the students had never been to the United States before. This program provided them with the opportunity to learn more about the culture of the United States.“TCU’s Strategic Communication program is very similar to KMU’s,” said Jang Ho Moon, SMU’s Associate Professor of Communications. “One difference was how small the class sizes are here.”The student to faculty ratio at TCU is 13:1, while it is closer to 40:1 at KMU.Students at TCU are provided with the opportunity to hear students from South Korea speak about their experiences. In the summer of 2018, TCU students will have the chance to visit other countries themselves.“There is a study abroad program being created for next year where TCU students will get to spend two weeks traveling to Seoul and Singapore and visiting SMU,” Jung said.The three universities have created a well-standing relationship that they hope will continue for many years to come.“These two universities are very appreciative of Jong-Hyuok and the faculty here,” Kwon said. “We are really thankful to have this opportunity.” Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent ReddIt + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Previous articleSophomore standout Robinson Jr. earns weekly Big 12 honorNext articleHorned Frogs notch Red Raiders at home 62-61 Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ ReddIt Facebooklast_img read more

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first_img to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en December 28, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more June 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal to Iraqi ambassador in Paris after five months of captivity for al-Sumariya journalists News News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq December 16, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders’ Secretary-General Robert Ménard and journalist and former hostage in Iraq Florence Aubenas, met Iraqi ambassador in Paris, Mowafak Abboud, to appeal for his help in finding two journalists of al-Sumariya TV who will have been held hostage for five months on 1st July 2006. News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders’ Secretary-General Robert Ménard and journalist and former hostage in Iraq Florence Aubenas, met Iraqi ambassador in Paris, Mowafak Abboud, to appeal for his help in finding two journalists of al-Sumariya TV who will have been held hostage for five months on 1st July 2006.Journalist Rim Zeid and her colleague Marwan Khazaal were abducted by four armed men on 1st February 2006 as they left a press conference at the headquarters of the Iraqi Islamic Party in the Yarmuk district of Baghdad. Al-Sumariya has had no news of them since.”We wanted to meet you with Florence Aubenas because she knows what the hostages must be going through. We have unfortunately been disappointed by the relative lack of international campaigning for these two journalists,” Ménard told the ambassador.“The fantastic solidarity shown for Florence Aubenas and Hussein Hanoun should continue for these Iraqi journalists, Rim Zeid and Marwan Khazaal”, he said. “We met the Iraqi vice-president, Adel Abdel Mehdi, a few days ago, who expressed both his solidarity and his powerlessness,” he added.Referring to her attachment to Iraq, Florence Aubenas said that it was essential to support local journalists. “Nationality is important, you need to campaign twice as hard. I would like to send a message of solidarity to my Iraqi colleagues,” she added.The ambassador said he would send these messages of solidarity to Iraqi jounralists. “What is happening in Iraq is very sad,” he said. “There are parties who want to silence the press. We are encouraged by the presence of Florence Aubenas here. I thank her personally for her attachment to Iraq despite all she has suffered. We are very touched by this initiative.”Three months after his kidnapping on 4 April, there is also no news of Salah Jali al-Gharraoui, an Iraqi employee of Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Baghdad. The news agency has no knowledge of any demand from kidnappers and still do not know who is holding him.Elsewhere, on 29 June 2006, police found the body of freelance cameraman Osama Qadeer, who worked for US TV Fox News. He was abducted by an unknown group in al-Shaab, eastern Baghdad on 25 June.A total of 99 journalists have been killed in Iraq since March 2003, and 48 have been kidnapped. Of these, five have been killed by their captors, four Iraqis and Italian Enzo Baldoni. News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistanlast_img read more

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first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest New Croke park proposals distributed to public sector unions Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ By News Highland – May 21, 2013 Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter News WhatsApp The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has said a new set of proposals are being distributed to public sector unions as the talks on the Croke Park 2 deal reach the end of the line.Talks continued through the night at the Labour Relations Commission with health sector and teachers unions. The head of the LRC Kieran Mulvey is briefing Minister Brendan Howlin now before a full report goes to Cabinet.Speaking on his way into the briefing Minister Howlin said the new document will achieve savings this year that come as close to 300 million euro as possible.And he said the talks over the last 24 hours have been constructive.”I understand at this point that, either by now or shortly, all public sector unions will have a document to bring back to their own executives” he said.”Some have agreed that they don’t need to ballot again and have accepted it; others will have to go back to their own executives and their own members for endorsement”.”But I think very significant progress has been made” he added. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Previous articleUS report accuses Ireland of being tax havenNext articleOireachtas committee hearings on abortion close today News Highland last_img read more

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first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 90.4 million people worldwide and killed over 1.9 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 Monday. All times Eastern:Jan 11, 5:16 pmNearly 81 million Americans live in county where ICU capacity is 90% or moreIn the United States, 80,990,232 people live in a county where the average intensive care unit (ICU) capacity exceeds 90%, according to new data compiled by the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.ICU capacity was most strained in the Southwest, West and Southeast, the report found, with all three regions at 80% ICU capacity or higher.ABC News’ Brian Hartman contributed to this report.Jan 11, 2:18 pmWorld will not achieve ‘any levels’ of herd immunity in 2021: WHODr. Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at the World Health Organization, urged people to keep practicing public health measures like mask wearing and social distancing while COVID-19 vaccine production scales up enough to reach billions of people worldwide.“So, we have to be here a little bit patient, the vaccines are going to come, they’re going to go to all countries but meanwhile we mustn’t forget there are measures that work,” Swaminathan said.People around the world will need to keep practicing fundamental public health measures at least “for the rest of this year at least,” according to Swaminathan.“Even as vaccines start protecting the most vulnerable, we’re not going to achieve any levels of population immunity, or herd immunity in 2021,” she added.ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Jan 11, 2:05 pmBiden receives 2nd dose of vaccinePresident-elect Joe Biden got his second dose of the two-dose Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Monday in Newark, Delaware.After two doses, the Pfizer vaccine is 95% effective.Jan 11, 1:41 pmCongresswoman tests positive following attack on CapitolRep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., who sheltered in place with unmasked colleagues during the attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. last week, said she received a positive result on rapid antigen test Monday and is awaiting results from a PCR test.“Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test. I have tested positive,” Coleman wrote on Twitter.Coleman, who previously received one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, said she is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms and is isolating at home.ABC News’ Mariam Khan contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgMelina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesBy MINA KAJI, ABC News(NEW YORK) — For nearly a year, the job duties of aviation employees on the front lines including contact with travelers, crossing state lines and working in close proximity, have become more perilous amid a global pandemic.“The nature of our work and our facilities don’t allow for social distancing,” Jenny Benjamin an air traffic controller at the Denver/Centennial Tower said. “I work in a small round tower about 14 feet across. At times there are almost ten people in that small space.”Travel has always been deemed essential during the pandemic, but for those in the industry getting a vaccine remains elusive.‘Everybody’s anxious’Joe Shuker has been screening thousands of people every day, patting them down, at the Philadelphia International Airport, since the pandemic began. The agency has been hit particularly hard, reporting almost 6,500 positive COVID-19 cases since March.The local Transportation Security Administration union president has been fighting to get himself and his 700 coworkers vaccinated.This week their fight became more personal after losing one of their own, a 41-year-old TSA officer.“If the vaccine was available to us I think he would probably be alive today,” Shuker said the day after his coworker’s passing. “Everybody’s anxious, but with somebody passing away, you could see it became real yesterday for a lot of the workers.”In early January, Shuker received an email from the Department of Homeland Security saying that he was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Shuker signed up for the Brooklyn site, willing to make the two-hour drive to receive the vaccine.But he was unable to complete his registration, receiving an email from DHS citing the fact that he was more than 200 miles from their list of eight vaccine administration centers nationwide.Since then he said he hasn’t heard anything from his employer, and there are still no eligible vaccine hubs in Pennsylvania.ABC News is awaiting comment from DHS.“We’re all concerned on when we’re going to get it,” he said, “And no news is a giant concern. We haven’t heard anything about it.”‘They just don’t have enough supply’Federation of Government Employees policy director Jacqueline Simon said since President Joe Biden took office the administration is trying to expand the number of vaccination hubs, but that hasn’t happened yet.“They just don’t have enough supply,” she said. “It’s not a criticism of the VA or even DHS at this point, it’s supply.”Shuker has now been left to fend for himself, combing through different union Facebook pages for leads, signing up on different county sites, but he has not received any calls back.“I get it, we’re not doctors and nurses, I know our place in the line,” he said. “But there’s no reason for us to be dead last on this, right?”‘Pushing for priority’Airline employees have not been granted any federal priority vaccine status. Some states have prioritized public transportation employees, but it’s been unclear if that extends to air travel.U.S. airlines have been pushing federal and state authorities to move their employees closer to the front of the line since December.Sources at major U.S. airlines said the majority of their employees that have received one or two shots were over the age of 65, similar to the rest of the country.Delta CEO Ed Bastian revealed in a memo last week that only 690 Delta employees out of their 75,000 had received at least one vaccination shot.‘Make them mandatory’United Airlines is one of the few companies that has made the case for mandatory employee vaccinations, if they can work out the logistical challenges.“I think the right thing to do is for United Airlines, and for other companies, to require the vaccines and to make them mandatory,” United CEO Scott Kirby said during an employee town hall last month. “If others go along and are willing to start to mandate vaccines, you should probably expect United to be amongst the first wave of companies that do it as well,” he said.Experts say beyond the fact that it’s hard to get, mandating the vaccine for at least the next several months is unlikely because it is still technically an investigational product that has received emergency authorization, not full approval.In an internal note to employees obtained by ABC News, United urged their employees to get the vaccine as soon as possible: “If the opportunity arises to get vaccinated in your county or state – take it! Don’t wait for guidance from United.”‘Risk of infection’Sara Nelson, both a current flight attendant and president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, called on lawmakers Thursday to implement a federal vaccination program for front-line aviation workers.Nelson believes the federal government should set up vaccination clinics at major U.S. airports, adding that state programs are “inconsistent in how they prioritize the vaccination for crew members.”access to vaccinations is particularly urgent, given the emerging threat of new viral strains,” Nelson said in her opening statement in front of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “Flight attendants, in particular, have contact with a large number of people every day, typically crossing state lines, putting them at increased risk of infection.”Airport rolloutsVaccines could be offered to American’s staff in Chicago as soon as this month, although the airline is still working out plans and cautions that timing remains fluid as the situation continues to evolve.It is likely they will offer shots to employees at their clinics in airport hubs.Delta Air Lines is transforming Concourse C of the Atlanta Airport into a vaccination center.On Friday, a Delta spokesperson confirmed Delta will offer vaccinations to Georgia employees who are 65 and older starting on Monday.The airline hopes to offer more in-house vaccines to employees as they become eligible.ABC News’ Stephanie Ebbs, Luke Barr, Gio Benitez, Amanda Maile, and Sam Sweeney contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. 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first_imgThe representation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) in the fifth Coupled Models Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) is generally improved over CMIP3. The range of modeled transports in the historical (1976–2006) scenario is reduced (90–264 Sv) compared with CMIP3 (33–337 Sv) with a mean of 155 ± 51 Sv. The large intermodel range is associated with significant differences in the ACC density structure. The ACC position is accurately represented at most longitudes, with a small (1.27°) standard deviation in mean latitude. The westerly wind jet driving the ACC is biased too strong and too far north on average. Unlike CMIP3 there is no correlation between modeled ACC latitude and the position of the westerly wind jet. Under future climate forcing scenarios (2070–2099 mean) the modeled ACC transport changes by between −26 to +17 Sv and the ACC shifts polewards (equatorwards) in models where the transport increases (decreases). There is no significant correlation between the ACC position change and that of the westerly wind jet, which shifts polewards and strengthens. The subtropical gyres strengthen and expand southwards, while the change in subpolar gyre area varies between models. An increase in subpolar gyre area corresponds with a decreases in ACC transport and an equatorward shift in the ACC position, and vice versa for a contraction of the gyre area. There is a general decrease in density in the upper 1000 m, particularly equatorwards of the ACC core.last_img read more

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