October 28, 2021

Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgMauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileMauritius Oil Refineries Limited deals in the production and distribution of edible crude oils, which includes the refinery, packaging and marketing of the finished products. The company also engages in the manufacturing of metal cans and plastic containers. Moroil operates through its subsidiaries, wholly owned Proton Limited, engaged in the rental services; Metal Can Manufacturers Limited, a metal containers manufacturer, in which it holds a 50.11% stake, as well as Pharmalab Plastic Supplies Limited, a plastic bottles manufacturer, in which the Company holds a 51.22% stake. The company has divided its activities into segments, which include oil products, metal cans and plastic containers, imported food products, and others. Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgDairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited (DZL Holdings Limited) is the largest dairy company in Zimbabwe; producing and marketing a range of fresh milk and ready-to-drink and long-life milk products. The company also owns Lyons Zimbabwe; a food company that manufactures and markets ice-cream, cordials, condiments and spreads, tea and mineral water; ME Charhons which manufactures biscuits and baking products; and has a majority stake in Dairibord Malawi. The company is wholly-owned by Lavenson Investments Private Limited and is the flagship subsidiary of Dairiboard Holdings Limited. DZL Holdings Limited owns four property companies; Goldblum Investments (Private) Limited, Chatmoss Properties (Private) Limited, Quallinnex Properties (Private) Limited and Slimline Investments (Private) Limited. Its export markets include Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Dairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Best Tries scored in Round 6 of Super Rugby 2014

first_imgTuesday Mar 25, 2014 The Best Tries scored in Round 6 of Super Rugby 2014 The standard of Super Rugby tries was yet again lifted in Round 6, as we saw some great team efforts as well as brilliant individual play by some of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. Here are a selection of some of the best tries scored over the course of the weekend.View more excellent tries and compilations in our Great Tries sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Hammers Club Recruitment video strikes a chord with rugby fans

first_imgFriday Jul 31, 2015 Hammers Club Recruitment video strikes a chord with rugby fans Hammersmith & Fulham Rugby Club have released this recruitment video that has proved to be really popular with rugby fans. It features the inspirational words of former British & Irish Lions coach, Jim Telfer, set to footage of the hard work that goes into a rugby season.The speech that you hear is from the 1997 Living with Lions DVD. View the original speechVisit fulhamrugby.co.uk if you want to find out more and get involved with the club.“Honest Players Wanted! 5 mens teams, 2 womens teams, twice weekly-training, Rugby every Saturday, drinks every Saturday night. Come down to London’s friendliest club, and be better”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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City Committee Wants Guidelines That Would Help Restaurants Finalized

first_img 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News More Cool Stuff Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Government City Committee Wants Guidelines That Would Help Restaurants Finalized By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 2:16 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Councilmember Victor Gordo is Chair of the City’s Economic Development and Technology Committee. He is pictured at a March 16, 2020 meeting with restaurateurs immediately after the City ordered all local restaurants to close their dining rooms due to the pandemic. Photo by Kevin KenneyAt its meeting on Thursday, the city’s Economic Development and Technology Committee (EDTECH) called on staff to clarify and improve some guidelines aimed at helping the city’s ailing restaurants once they are allowed to do business.According to guidelines released Wednesday night the city would temporarily suspend public hearings and public noticing required for sidewalk dining.Municipal codes would also be suspended that prohibit dining in parking lots.The city would also suspend several fees, including fees related to sidewalk dining, the city’s business license tax, banners/temporary sign permit, fire inspections, food sanitation inspections and permits for restaurants, environmental Health plan check and inspection fees for restaurants and the zoning parking credit program fee in Old Pasadena and South Lake.Last week, committee members encouraged the streamlining of any permitting process associated with any reopening, including alcohol Conditional Use Permits and signage.“I think opening up is going to be scary,” said former restaurant owner Robin Salzer. “I know some of the council members are, are strongly supporting closing down some of the streets that I proposed, like Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena, South Lake. When you’re going to cut out 50 percent of the inside dining seats, you have to compensate for that loss with seats in another manner. This is an unprecedented tragedy and I really think you’re going to see restaurants look different when they open up, but they do have to open up. And the longer this progresses, the harder it will be to open up.”It will cost the city about $140,000 a month to close streets for local restaurants. EDTECH called for the process to be clarified.Pasadena restaurants have suffered devastating financial losses after “Safer at Home” order resulted in closed dining rooms. For some, income has dropped by 90 percent, propped up only by curbside and delivery food service, according to published reports.Restaurants, large gatherings and schools are just about the last items that Gov. Gavin Newsom has not issued reopening guidelines on.Since Monday, Newsom has issued guidelines for reopening churches and retail businesses. Newsom also laid the groundwork for hair and nail salons and barbers, but so far those businesses are still prohibited from operating in Pasadena.City officials held a virtual lesson with salon owners on Wednesday.Guidelines for reopening gyms are expected next week.Meanwhile, California became the fourth state in the nation with 100,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday.Last week state officials denied the city a variance that would have allowed city officials to open the city at their own pace, instead of remaining on the county schedule. Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newslast_img read more

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[Rajasthan Politics] No Stay On BSP-Congress Merger; Any Transaction On Floor Of House Will Be Subject To Court Orders: SC

first_imgTop Stories[Rajasthan Politics] No Stay On BSP-Congress Merger; Any Transaction On Floor Of House Will Be Subject To Court Orders: SC Nilashish Chaudhary & Radhika Roy13 Aug 2020 3:08 AMShare This – xWhile declining the plea to stay the Speaker’s decision to stay the merger of BSP MLAs of Rajasthan assembly with Congress, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that any transactions on the floor of the house during the assembly session scheduled tomorrow will be subject to the orders of the Court.The Court was hearing the special leave petition filed by BJP MLA Madan…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile declining the plea to stay the Speaker’s decision to stay the merger of BSP MLAs of Rajasthan assembly with Congress, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that any transactions on the floor of the house during the assembly session scheduled tomorrow will be subject to the orders of the Court.The Court was hearing the special leave petition filed by BJP MLA Madan Dilawar, challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision approving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC). A Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra heard the arguments submitted by Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal, Harish Salve and Dr. Rajeev Dhavan, who appeared for the Speaker, Dilavar and one of the six MLAs, respectively, and stated that any transaction that would take place on the floor of the House, would be subject to the Court’s orders. Today, Sibal submitted to the Court that the matter was going on before the Rajasthan High Court and that Dr. Dhavan was arguing the same at length. Senior Advocate SC Mishra, appearing for BSP, sought for an interim order and submitted that the “democratic procedure will go if such things are allowed (referring to the merger)”. The Bench, however, was not inclined to entertain the matter as it was being heard by the Rajasthan HC. Justice Mishra, at this juncture, noted that the Petitioner’s concern was whether the Speaker’s order would be used to transact any business on the floor of the House tomorrow. Sibal responded, “It’s unheard of. The matter is part-heard in High Court at the moment. There is no agenda that has been issued thus far, with respect to any business in the House.” In response to the Bench’s question as to be sure if there is no agenda, Sibal placed a call to the Speaker’s office and informed the Bench that the Business Advisory Committee is to meet at 10am tomorrow and that the agenda will be decided only after that. After a short Passover, the matter was taken up again, with Salve submitting that the matter before the High Court has been adjourned to tomorrow and no interim order has been passed. “Effectively, we are at the same position as we were when your Lordships heard it last time. I’m also told that tomorrow the House will sit”. Justice Mishra reiterated that the Supreme Court cannot into merits right now and they will not interfere at this stage. Sibal and Dr. Dhavan both submitted that there was no urgency at this point, with Dhavan saying, “Instead of coming to Court, if the Committee feels they need to initiate a no-confidence motion, then that’s their discretion. Mr. Salve’s argument is an “if and but “argument. If this happens, then protect us; if that happens, then also protect us. What’s the urgency at this point Urgencies are not decided on if there could be a vote. Very narrow issue before your Lordship. These are only anticipatory worries before you.” Dhavan stated that the correct procedure would be for the Committee to initiate a no-confidence motion. At this point, Salve submits that the matter may be taken up on Monday; other lawyers agreed. Accordingly, the Bench listed the matter on coming Monday. “We are not passing any interim orders. Any transaction that takes place will obviously be subject to the Court’s order.” In September 2019, the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker, Dr. CP Joshi, had allowed for the merger of six BSP MLAs with Congress. These six MLAs had been elected to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in December 2018 on the ticket issued by BSP. An Application was submitted by them to the Speaker in September 2019, who allowed for the merger. Challenging the Speaker’s decision, Dilawar had moved the Rajasthan High Court in March 2020 under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India, seeking for a stay of the same in order to restrict the six MLAs from attending proceedings in the House while was the matter was pending in Court. This plea was later withdrawn. After that the Speaker passed an order on 28th July dismissing Dilawar’s petition to disqualify the BSP MLAs. This was further challenged by Dilawar before the Division Bench of the Rajasthan High Court. Both the single bench and the division bench of the Rajasthan HC refused to order interim stay of the Speaker’s decision. In the meanwhile, a Transfer Petition was filed by the six MLAs, seeking a transfer to the Supreme Court, the petition filed in Rajasthan HC challenging the Speaker’s order approving the merger with Congress. During the previous hearing, Advocate Amit Pai withdrew the transfer petition. Next Storylast_img read more

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Madras HC Constitutes Committee To Boost Indian Pharma Sector; Raises Concern Over Heavy Dependence On Chinese Markets [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMadras HC Constitutes Committee To Boost Indian Pharma Sector; Raises Concern Over Heavy Dependence On Chinese Markets [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Oct 2020 5:46 AMShare This – x”India has emerged as a pioneer in pharmaceuticals. Yet, for the basic ingredients of medicine making, it is heavily dependent on imports from one single neighbour nation, viz., China,” the Madras High Court recently remarked while emphasizing on the need to establish a self-reliant environment in India for production of medicines. The order passed by a Single Bench of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”India has emerged as a pioneer in pharmaceuticals. Yet, for the basic ingredients of medicine making, it is heavily dependent on imports from one single neighbour nation, viz., China,” the Madras High Court recently remarked while emphasizing on the need to establish a self-reliant environment in India for production of medicines. The order passed by a Single Bench of Justice N Kirubakaran touches upon the growth of pharma sector vis-à-vis Right to Health, contemplates farmers’ interest and relative effect of the pharma sector on India’s Foreign Exchange. The Bench was hearing two writ petitions moved by a Chennai-based generic research cum manufacturing company, Vinkem Labs. The company was aggrieved by lack of support by the banks for its CDR restructuring. It alleged the banks were “pitting their commercial privilege” as against national interest to justify their “malafide refusal” to revive a viable project. The company further raised concerns with regard to access to quality life-saving medicines to patients suffering from one of the dreaded diseases, Cancer. The plea for financial restructuring of the company constrained the Court to look into the viability of investing further into the company’s operations, which prompted the following remarks, “Though we do not import medicines as such, we import the active ingredients of a medicine that is known as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients/Bulk Drugs and make finished dosages out of it for domestic and export purposes.This dependency handicaps us in responding effectively to security and other breaches by the neighbour. It also makes our patients to more often contend with spurious and sub-standard drugs and placing them in a vulnerable prospect of going without medicines if tensions escalate between the two countries, especially after galwan valley tussle.” (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)/ Bulk Drugs refer to the ingredients in a medicine that act upon the illness of the patient. These ingredients constitute the nucleus of any medicine) The Court observed that in early days, India was a “pioneer” in generics and earned the distinction of being Pharmacy to the World. However, gradually, on account of import of API requirements at cheap costs, the country declined to a mere Formulations hub. It further noted that “an enemy country”, China, has taken over the API market in India due to its cheap production cost and resultantly, India, that had once built 99.7% self-reliance in APIs went on to import over 90% of its API requirements from China. In this backdrop the Court remarked, “The economic advantage of importing APIs has led India to lose its scientific edge and self-reliance in APIs and India now thrives as a mere Finished Dosage Hub, that is, a country that imports its API requirements and bundles them into finished dosages. On account of this abdication of domestic segment, the patients of our country have to face issues such as proliferation of sub-standard drugs, unavailability of life saving drugs etc.” Farmers’ Interest During the course of hearing, an Association of Farmers indulged in the production of the vinca rosea herb, whose extracts are used to treat cancer, also approached the High Court, in support of Vinkem Labs’ plea. It was highlighted that the proposed project promotes “domestic procurement” which in turn support the livelihood of small and marginal farmers. The Court was also apprised that there were several Committee Reports suggesting that the Petitioner-company was the only company in India having in-house knowhow for isolation of vinca alkaloids and thus, offering support to the company would not only revolutionize pharma sector, offer quality cancer treatment but also be a response to the emerging Chinese competition in the sphere of growing the herb. In view of these representations and to address the larger issue of public health, the Court has passed a series of directions including constitution of a Committee comprising of Members from the Central Ministries of Pharmaceuticals and Finance, as well as representatives from Bank of India and NABARD. The Committee shall be responsible to facilitate all necessary requirements of the Petitioner-company including fiscal and regulatory, for (a) Research & Development (b) Commercialization (c) Development of the Industry (d) Facilitations for regulatory compliances (e) Harnessing potential impacts of the industry including agrarian support, job creation, technology infusion, exports, domestic supply, contribution to the economy, integration with value chains and such other matters as may be deemed relevant. Further directions may be read in the copy of the order annexed below. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Medical witnesses clash with defense over George Floyd’s death

first_imgimaginima/iStockBy Marlene Lenthang, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — Medical personnel from various backgrounds have testified in Derek Chauvin’s trial, often painting a grave picture of George Floyd’s final moments.Paramedics found Floyd had no pulse upon arriving at the scene, and a respiratory expert said even a healthy person would have died under the restraints Chauvin used on Floyd.The testimony of these medical experts is expected to carry great sway over the jury, as defense attorneys contend Floyd’s death was caused by drugs he’d ingested, underlying health conditions and his own adrenaline, not the pressure of Chauvin’s knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.An autopsy found fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system.Here’s the latest testimony from expert witnesses:Dr. Martin TobinA pulmonologist and national expert on breathing, Dr. Martin Tobin, testified on April 8 that even “a healthy person subjected to what Mr. Floyd was subjected to would have died.”He said the cause of Floyd’s death was low oxygen levels caused by shallow breaths due to Floyd’s body position and the pressure of Chauvin’s knee on his neck.“Mr. Floyd died from a low level of oxygen. And this caused damage to his brain that we see, and it also caused a PEA arrhythmia that caused his heart to stop,” Tobin said.Tobin used detailed graphs and photos of the incident to support his contention that Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck and back made it impossible for him to breathe. He asked jurors to feel their own necks as he walked through the mechanics of breathing.He calculated that Chauvin’s left knee was on Floyd’s neck for more than 90% of the incident.Citing footage of the incident, Tobin testified that Chauvin placed about 91.5 pounds of pressure just on Floyd’s neck, and that Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than three minutes after there wasn’t “an ounce of oxygen” left in Floyd’s body.Tobin dismissed a theory presented by the defense that Floyd’s fentanyl use depressed his breathing and led to the high carbon dioxide levels detected in his blood at the hospital. That increase in carbon dioxide was because his body was deprived of oxygen for so long, Tobin testified.Breahna GilesA forensic scientist for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Breahna Giles, said some of the pills in Floyd’s SUV contained methamphetamine and fentanyl.She testified on April 7 about evidence collected at the crime scene, in Floyd’s SUV and in the squad car officers tried to place Floyd.Susan NeithSusan Neith, a forensic chemic at NMS labs in Pennsylvania, testified on April 7 that two pills found in Floyd’s SUV and a partial pill found in the squad car contained a fentanyl concentration of less than 1%, which she said is common.The pills contained a methamphetamine concentration of 1.9% to 2.9%, which she described as significantly lower than “street” meth. “The majority of the time I see 90 to 100% methamphetamine,” she added.Dr. Bradford LangenfeldBradford Langenfeld, who was a senior resident in the emergency room at Hennepin County Medical Center in May 2020, testified on April 5 that officers decreased Floyd’s chances of survival by not administering CPR.“It’s well known that any amount of time that a patient spends in cardiac arrest without immediate CPR markedly decreases the chance of a good outcome — approximately a 10 to 15% decrease in survival for every minute that CPR is not administered,” he said.Langenfeld was the doctor who declared Floyd dead and said Floyd likely died from asphyxia. This is contrary to the defense’s angle that Floyd died of a heart attack or drug overdose.Defense attorney Eric Nelson tried to tie Floyd’s death to using fentanyl and methamphetamine — drugs found in his system during an autopsy. Langenfeld agreed that the use of those drugs can cause shortness of breath and suppress breathing.Floyd was in cardiac arrest for at least an hour — a half-hour as paramedics worked on him and another half hour at the hospital, where Langenfeld and his team worked on him before his death.Seth Z. BravinderSeth Z. Bravinder, who drove the ambulance that transported Floyd to the hospital, testified on April 1 that Floyd wasn’t responsive or breathing when the ambulance arrived.Video played at the trial shows Bravinder and his partner paramedic, Derek Smith, working on Floyd, placing him on a Lucas device, which does chest compressions, starting an airway, and administering an IV to deliver medicine for his heart.They moved Floyd into the ambulance and drove a few blocks away to administer care because the initial scene was becoming so crowded.A monitor showed that Floyd had flat-lined, meaning his heart had stopped. Bravinder said they were never able to restore a pulse.“Did it appear to you that he was dead when you got there?” prosecutor Erin Eldridge asked.“I wouldn’t know when I first pulled up,” Bravinder said, “but I didn’t see him moving or breathing.”Derek SmithParamedic Derek Smith appeared nervous to deliver testimony on April 1, and he repeatedly clarified that he felt Floyd was dead when the ambulance arrived.Video showed at the trial depicts him checking Floyd’s neck for a pulse as Chauvin remained on top of him.“In a living person, there would be a pulse there,” Smith said. “I didn’t detect one, so I thought this patient to be dead.”Smith appeared frustrated that the officers hadn’t provided medical care.“When I arrived to the scene, there was no medical services being provided to the patient,” he said.He later added: “I don’t know why Minneapolis [Police] didn’t start compressions.”Genevieve HansenGenevieve Hansen, an off-duty Minneapolis firefighter, testified on March 30 that she tried to render aid to Floyd but was prevented from doing so.She said she was off work and walking home when she came upon the scene.She said Chauvin had his hands in his pockets and looked “so comfortable” while kneeling on Floyd’s neck. She said she felt “totally distressed” when she could not get access to help Floyd.Instead of being allowed to examine Floyd, she said now-former officer Tou Thao ordered her to get on the sidewalk, telling her, “If you’re really a Minneapolis firefighter, you know better than to get involved.”“That’s not right — that’s exactly what I should have done,” Hansen said. “There was a man being killed, and I would have — had I had access to a call similar to that — I would have been able to provide medical attention to the best of my abilities. And this human was denied that right.”Nicole MackenzieA medical support coordinator for the Minneapolis Police Department, Nicole Mackenzie, said on April 6 that officers at the scene should have rendered aid to Floyd.She’s involved in the medical training of MPD officers, including Chauvin, and said officers are trained to begin CPR immediately and call an ambulance if they do not detect a pulse on a subject.Prosecutor Steve Schleicher asked her about a phrase officers are heard saying to Floyd in video footage: “If you can talk, you can breathe.”“That would be incomplete to say,” Mackenzie explained. “Just because they can talk doesn’t mean they can breathe adequately.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Off message: Motivating with more than money

first_img Previous Article Next Article The fortnightly column that gets under the skin of the biggest issues facingthe HR professionIn the last Harvard Business Review, some of the most famous bosses in theUS shared their secrets for motivating workers. “Start with thetruth” suggested Carly Fiorina of Hewlett Packard. “Work quicklythrough pain,” averred Hank McKinnell of Pfizer. Others offered “theencouragement of risk” and the ever reliable “caring for the littleguy”. The advisers may be eminent, but the advice is crass enough to ensure anepidemic of lethargy. Motivation has always inspired unassailable platitudes. The reason is that advancements to the understanding of it are exceptionallyrare, coming at the rate of about one or two per century. They are usually putforward by scholars who have spent a lifetime probing the feelings of cohortsof employees, much like Darwin’s examination of glow worms. Even then,companies tend to ignore them. The last advancement came in the 1960s, with the work of industrialpsychologist Frederick Herzberg. He saw that companies get their workers to dowhat they want, principally by means of ‘the kick in the ass’, otherwise knownas KITA. The KITA is more often than not positive, through the provision ofincentives and counselling services, but it can be negative, in other words,‘do it or you’re sacked’. Job enrichment No sane manager could do without KITAs, but equally, it is clear that whilethe KITA may change behaviour, it does not truly motivate. Motivation, Herzbergargued, was a kind of internal motor, and concerned the intrinsic nature of thework, lying in factors such as achievement, recognition, satisfaction,responsibility and personal growth. His answer to the problem of motivating people to do boring work better waswhat he called ‘job enrichment’, which means widening the scope ofresponsibility, for instance, or designing roles in a way that enables workersto see their part in the overall production process. It is an insight that applies just as much to modern helpline gulags as toFordist production lines: the quality of the experience is the key to improvingproductivity; motivation must begin with the job itself, not the things builtaround it. But times are tight, pressures multiply, and good job design doesn’t soundterribly strategic. In fact, contract culture often seems to be propellingworking life in the other direction, towards narrower task definition and doingthe same thing faster – towards job impoverishment. Meanwhile, HR departmentsare reluctant to look at the inherent qualities of jobs, hoping instead to findmotivation-boosters in fashionable theories of commitment. Employee commitment is one of the red herrings of the age. For a start,commitment must be a two-way street, leading to difficult questions about thenature of an organisation’s loyalty to its workers. Commitment is often mostdesired by firms suffering high turnover. But this risks equating commitmentwith endurance, when in truth it is meaningless without pre-existing stability.And then, it will always prove impossible to direct commitment towards itsdesired target: it is common to loathe a company, but feel deeply committed toan individual boss. Take journalists, for instance. Dissect them and you will find appallinglylow levels of commitment to their employers: they are congenital troublemakerswho are much given to complaint and are easy to lure elsewhere. However, youwill also find surprisingly wholesome and perhaps naive levels of loyalty tothe ideals of their occupation – such as holding the powerful to account andproviding useful information. The gold standard Trying to increase their commitment to their employer via the usual HRwheezes – communicating values and rewarding ‘organisational citizenshipbehaviours’ – would have precisely the opposite effect. If, on the other hand,Herzbergian principles were to be applied, the task of motivation becomesinstantly clearer: you could amend responsibilities, change teams, rotatepositions and re-pot the ennui-niks in new roles. Jobs are – or should be – supremely malleable. Failing that, there is always cash – the gold standard of KITAs. “Why does the worker work?” asked Friedrich Engels in 1844. “Forlove of work? From a natural impulse. Not at all! He works for money, for athing which has nothing to do with the work itself.” Reward, of course, isthe conventional pivot for motivation: the universal, primary concern of allemployees is how far a job meets their requirements in terms of income andeffort. Yet, in terms of getting people to perform better in the job they do, incomeis a poor determinant of motivation. The Chartered Institute of Personnel andDevelopment has found such soft factors as organisational support andparticipation in decision-making to be far superior motivators; income is aboutkudos. This has the ring of truth. It is interesting to note that corporateexecutives are alone in their faith in the power of financial incentives –no-one would expect government ministers to work harder if they were entitledto a bonus triggered by above average GDP growth. In fact, it is a reliableprediction that whenever human beings have done anything amazing, financialincentives have had absolutely nothing to do with the motivation. The internalmotor runs on a special kind of fuel. Stephen Overell has given you his opinion, now what do you think? We wantyou to tell us your views.  Q: Iskicking  your employees in the ass’ theonly way to motivate them? 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Paleogene opening of Drake Passage

first_imgThe timing of events leading to the earliest connection between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans at Drake Passage is controversial but important, because gateway opening probably had a profound effect on global circulation and climate. A rigorous new analysis of marine geophysical data demonstrates a major change in the motion of the South American and Antarctic plates at about 50 Ma, from N–S to WNW–ESE, accompanied by an eightfold increase in separation rate. This would have led to crustal extension and thinning, and perhaps the opening of small oceanic basins, with the probable formation of a shallow (< 1000 m) gateway during the Middle Eocene. No change in South American–Antarctic motion is observed near the Eocene–Oligocene boundary, but a deep-water connection developed between 34 and 30 Ma, when continued extension led to the initiation of seafloor spreading at the West Scotia Ridge. These timings correlate with events seen in the oxygen isotope record from benthic foraminera, and support the view that Drake Passage opening was the trigger for abrupt Eocene–Oligocene climate deterioration and the growth of extensive Antarctic ice sheets.last_img read more

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