Eurozone unemployment creeps up in April amid Covid-19 lockdown

first_imgWednesday 3 June 2020 10:36 am The EU unemployment rate was 6.6 per cent in April, up from 6.4 per cent the previous month, according to official data from Eurostat. Eurozone unemployment creeps up in April amid Covid-19 lockdown James Warrington “Unemployment is a real litmus test for the economic fallout linked to the coronavirus pandemic, and governments across the EU will be highly sensitive about how these figures evolve in such unchartered waters,” said Robert Alster, head of investment services at Close Brothers Asset Management. Share The figure was an increase on the 7.1 per cent unemployment rate recorded in March but was below forecasts of 8.2 per cent. Eurostat said Covid-19 had sparked a sharp increase in claims for unemployment benefits across the EU. “The elephant in the room is the basic economic principle of demand. Unless governments, in collaboration with the ECB, can find a way to stimulate it, and fast, the EU may find itself in this uncomfortable position for some time to come.” Show Comments ▼ However, it warned there were some discrepancies in the figures as many of those registered as unemployed were no longer listed as actively looking for work due to working restrictions of childcare requirements. whatsapp However, the overall rise in unemployment was likely limited by government-backed furlough and loan schemes across the bloc. New figures have shown tentative signs of recovery in both the Eurozone private sector and manufacturing in May as governments look to restart their economies following a protracted Covid-19 shutdown. (Getty Images) Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoTipgaloreWeird Hyrbid Animals That’ll Leave You SpeechlessTipgaloreUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndo (Getty Images) Also Read: Eurozone unemployment creeps up in April amid Covid-19 lockdown “It looks like people in Europe are keen to get back to work, as they are in the US. This should provide more support for markets as lockdown continues to ease.” Neil Birrell, chief investment officer at Premier Miton, said the data was “better than expected”. Eurozone unemployment hit 7.3 per cent in April as the coronavirus crisis took its toll on economies across the bloc. whatsapp The figures showed a more marked increase in youth unemployment in April as the Covid-19 lockdown decimated jobs across the service and leisure sectors. The unemployment rate for under-25s was 15.4 per cent in the EU and 15.8 per cent in the Eurozone, rising from 14.6 per cent and 15.1 per cent respectively. The statistical body estimated that 14.1m men and women were unemployed across the EU in April following a month on month increase of 397,000. Tags: Eurozone (Getty Images) Also Read: Eurozone unemployment creeps up in April amid Covid-19 lockdown last_img read more

FDA allows new test to screen blood donations for Zika virus

first_imgThe FDA worked closely with manufacturer Roche Molecular Systems in New Jersey to expedite use of the test. Tags blood donationFDAZika Virus Blood vials waiting to be processed. Alissa Ambrose/STAT Zika has presented new challenges for organizations like the Red Cross and blood banks, in part, because many people infected with the virus show no symptoms and don’t realize they contracted it. Last month, the FDA issued guidelines for blood collection centers to reduce the risk of Zika being transmitted through transfusions. It also recommended that areas with active Zika cases acquire their blood elsewhere.Once screening of blood donations for the Zika virus starts, the FDA said, places like Puerto Rico, which have stopped collecting blood donations, can resume.“The availability of an investigational test to screen donated blood for Zika virus is an important step forward in maintaining the safety of the nation’s blood supply, especially for those US territories already experiencing active transmission,” Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in the FDA’s statement.“In the future, should Zika virus transmission occur in other areas, blood collection establishments will be able to continue to collect blood and use the investigational screening test, minimizing disruption to the blood supply,” Marks said. Related: By Sheila Kaplan March 30, 2016 Reprintscenter_img FDA calls for travelers to Zika-affected countries to delay giving blood WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday endorsed the first test to screen blood donations for the Zika virus.The screening test still has investigational status, meaning it does not have final approval. But FDA spokeswoman Tara Goodin said the agency has vetted the product and is confident it will work.“This is a public health emergency, so we are announcing it early,” Goodin said.advertisement In the LabFDA allows new test to screen blood donations for Zika virus “This type of collaboration, which is typical of the FDA and its US government partners during all public health emergencies, requires a tremendous agency effort,” the FDA’s chief scientist, Dr. Luciana Borio, said in a statement. It “underscores the importance of having adequate resources available to support essential Zika virus response activities.”advertisementlast_img read more

AAAS pact with March for Science signals new embrace of activism

first_img By Kate Sheridan Feb. 23, 2017 Reprints Kate Sheridan GET STARTED Tags advocacypolicyresearch Scientists, advocates, and community members rallied in Boston on February 19, 2017. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Among the two dozen official partners of the upcoming March for Science, a recent addition dwarfs the rest: The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific organization.The partnership represents a legitimacy boost for the march, planned for April 22 in Washington, D.C., with satellite marches in various other cities. But perhaps even more noteworthy, it marks a new level of political activism for AAAS, more generally known for publishing journals and sponsoring symposia than for staging political demonstrations. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included?center_img About the Author Reprints [email protected] @sheridan_kate Log In | Learn More General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. What is it? AAAS pact with March for Science signals new embrace of activism Politics last_img read more

Laois girls in the mix as Macra presidential races kicks off

first_img Pinterest By Steven Miller – 22nd November 2018 WhatsApp Community Home News Farming Laois girls in the mix as Macra presidential races kicks off NewsFarming Facebook One Laois girl has officially declared her intentions and another is also thought to be in the mix ahead of next year’s Macra na Feirme presidential elections.Veronica Wheatley, from Doonane near Crettyard, the current Laois county chairperson and a prominent member of East Laois Macra, announced last week that she will seek nominations to challenge for the position of Leinster vice-president.2019 will see the presidential and vice-presidential elections for Leinster, Munster and the north-west region take place.Veronica, who works as a milk office administrator with Glanbia, made the announcement at a Young Farmer Discussion meeting in Rathdowney. She previously represented Laois at the international Ms Macra event. Helen Dempsey, who is involved with Mountmellick Macra, is expected to run against Veronica Wheatley, but this has not yet been confirmed. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois candidates have a strong association with Macra over the years – and there have provided a number of national presidents over the years.Michael Gowing from Portlaoise was the most recent president when he served from 2009 to 2011 while Padraig Walshe – who would later go on to become president of the IFA – was Macra president from 1987 to 1989.Prior to him, Hugh Ryan was president from 1965 to 1967 and William Bland was the first organisation’s first president in 1947-48 and again from 1949 to 1951.SEE ALSO – Houses for sale around Portlaoise for under €120,000 Twitter Twittercenter_img Council Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Previous articleDefeated football finalists O’Dempsey’s appoint new managementNext articleDeath has occurred of well-known Laois man George Dobson Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. WhatsApp Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening TAGSHelen DempseyMacra na FeirmeVeronica Wheatley Laois girls in the mix as Macra presidential races kicks off Community Facebooklast_img read more

Franklin Templeton makes changes to ETFs

first_img Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. will lower the management fee for Franklin Liberty Canadian Investment Grade Corporate ETF (Ticker symbol: FLCI) to 0.35%, effective May 1.The risk ratings of Franklin LibertyQT Global Dividend Index ETF and Franklin LibertyQT U.S. Equity Index ETF (Ticker symbols: FLGD and FLUS) have changed to “low to medium” from “medium” as reflected in the annual prospectus renewal, which was filed on April 9. IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Business and financial report with laptop Accounting economic nonwarit/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img

Centre Alliance backs new Aged Care Act and greater oversight of sector

first_imgCentre Alliance backs new Aged Care Act and greater oversight of sector Centre Alliance has welcomed the Aged Care Royal Commission’s focus on senior-centred care in its final report as well its recommendations for greater transparency, tougher oversight and improved training and registration of carers.“The final report is comprehensive, and its recommendations are far reaching. The administrative mechanisms needed to deliver the solutions will need to be worked through but Centre Alliance welcomes the report’s demands for a complete rewrite of the Aged Care Act and an aged care system that is transparent and accountable for taxpayer funding so it delivers the actual care people need,” said Rebekha Sharkie, Federal Member for Mayo and Centre Alliance’s Aged Care Spokesperson.“The current system is not working, and it needs a significant injection of funding to fix underlying problems.“Whether that injection of funding is best met by an aged care levy is a matter Centre Alliance would have to investigate and consider the evidence.“However, we do maintain that before you throw more money into aged care, the Government needs to stop the rorting.“Our elderly people need value for money when it comes to actual personal care and those delivering the care need the right training and support and appropriate remuneration for caring for our elderly.“I particularly welcome the report’s recommendation of a minimum staff time standard for residential care of at least 200 minutes per resident per day for the average resident, with at least 40 minutes of that staff time provided by a registered nurse, by July 2022, with an increase by 2024.“For too long the Government and the sector have resisted staffing ratios, saying setting a minimum standard would make that standard the norm and prevent best practice.“The evidence put before the Royal Commission is that our elderly have not received best practice care.”Centre Alliance’s Health Spokesperson, Senator Stirling Griff, called for the funding transparency outlined in his Private Members’ legislation, the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Financial Transparency) Bill 2020, to be implemented immediately as an interim measure prior to being included in the development of the new Aged Care Act.“The Government can’t sit on developing a new Aged Care Act. They must immediately implement the transparency measures in our bill and also mandate the publishing of the key care indicators at a facility and group level,” Senator Griff said.“These would provide critical measures of resident well-being. Our elderly, their carers and families have the right to know these performance indicators and outliers need to lift their game, or exit the industry.”Centre Alliance is concerned the recommendation for more accessible information regarding service providers on My Aged Care doesn’t include costs.“The current system has become a cash cow for some providers. Even when costs are known there is little accountability for ensuring they are reasonable,” Senator Griff said.“Centre Alliance welcomes the proposal for more financial oversight of the system, regardless of the type of authority established by the Government.”Centre Alliance also supports the recommended principles to underpin the new Aged Care Act, including certainty of receiving high quality support and care; support for older people to have a voice and a choice; support in care in the location they choose, if possible, and equity of access regardless of location or personal circumstances.“I welcome the report’s acknowledgement that older people living in regional and remote Australia, including First Nations people, need equal and culturally appropriate access to care in their community; and that this care needs to be properly planned and sustainably resourced because there are glaring differences in economies of scale compared to metropolitan services,” Rebekha said.“I was also happy to see the report mention the importance of access to dental care, an issue I have been campaigning about for a number of years. I advocated for a two-year, $1000 dental voucher and I would be pleased to see the report’s recommendations implemented because dental health is so crucial to overall health.“And I back the call for the national registration of carers and improved aged care workforce planning to meet the forecast demand.”Centre Alliance also supports the report’s recommendations on the adequacy of specialist dementia units, the regulation of restrictive practices including the prescription of anti-psychotics in residential aged care, the collection of data for quality indicators and the recognition of the importance of high quality palliative care.“The report said palliative care should not be seen as an optional extra and mentioned examples where the care provided to people in their last weeks and days of life was severely lacking,” Senator Griff said.“All senior Australians including those in residential aged care have a right to die with respect and their dignity maintained.“With almost a third of people who enter residential aged care dying within one year of entering care senior Australians in care must have access to specialist palliative care services when they need it – the Government must make this a priority.” /Centre Alliance Public Release. 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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:Australia, Centre Alliance, Commission, dental care, dental health, Federal, Government, health, legislation, older people, palliative care, regulation, residential aged care, royal commission, Stirling, workforce planninglast_img read more

New Starting Time For GSAT Exam

first_imgStory HighlightsThe Ministry of Education has advised that the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) scheduled for Thursday March 26 and Friday March 27, 2015 is to commence at 9:30 a.m. on each day.The decision to shift the usual start time of the examination from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. is to facilitate schools that are directly affected by the smog emanating from the fire at the Riverton City Disposal site.The Ministry has been reliably informed that the smoke nuisance appears early in the morning and abates by 9 a.m. The Ministry of Education has advised that the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) scheduled for Thursday March 26 and Friday March 27, 2015 is to commence at 9:30 a.m. on each day at all examination centres.The decision to shift the usual start time of the examination from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. is to facilitate schools that are directly affected by the smog emanating from the fire at the Riverton City Disposal site. The Ministry has been reliably informed that the smoke nuisance appears early in the morning and abates by 9 a.m.All Presiding Examiners are advised to begin at the approved time in order to protect the integrity of the examination.The Ministry of Education appreciates the attention given by school administrators and parents to the safety and care of all our children affected by the smog. The Ministry also recognizes the support and understanding extended by parents and students who have not been directly impacted by the adverse conditions. New Starting Time For GSAT ExamJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedMico University Stages Research Day March 25 Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (2nd left), is greeted by students at the Red Hills Primary School in St. Andrew, at the official opening of the institution on February 26. Looking on in background is Member of Parliament for West Rural St. Andrew, Paul Buchanan. (FILE) Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail New Starting Time For GSAT Exam EducationMarch 24, 2015Written by: Byron Buckley -Director, Corporate Communication RelatedArrangements in Place for GSAT Sitting Next Week RelatedMico University to Share New Trends in Mathematics Educationlast_img read more

Verizon opens UK 5G test facility

first_img Amazon reels in MGM 5GVerizon Tags Home Verizon opens UK 5G test facility Verizon shuffles executives Diana Goovaerts Author Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 FEB 2020 Previous ArticleWhatsApp payments finally cleared by IndiaNext ArticleArm targets IoT with Machine Learning IP, processors US operator Verizon sought to extend its 5G reach beyond its home market, opening a laboratory in the UK where it can experiment and share ideas for next generation use cases with international partners.Located at its existing offices in London, the operator said the laboratory is its first non-domestic 5G-enabled test site. It offers companies a chance to develop and test use cases requiring massive bandwidth and low latency, with the operator anticipating trials to cover autonomous vehicles; virtual healthcare; smart manufacturing; immersive education; smart cities; advertising; retail; and AR and VR, among others.It also plans to open a production studio in April, where Verizon Media brands and partners will be able to create 3D content for new AR/VR experiences.Tami Erwin, Verizon Business CEO, stated “one of the best ways of unleashing the true possibilities of 5G is getting it into the hands of innovators and visionaries”, adding the London lab will give international customers access to Verizon’s expertise as they build next generation experiences.A representative told Mobile World Live the laboratory would focus on mmWave. While the technology hasn’t been widely selected for 5G beyond the US, Japan and South Korea, Qualcomm executives recently predicted it would begin to make inroads in Europe from 2021.Verizon already runs 5G labs in five US cities and recently teamed with other operators to tackle interoperability. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonalast_img read more

Deutsche Telekom ups Germany convergence push

first_imgHome Deutsche Telekom ups Germany convergence push AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 SEP 2020 Deutsche Telekom (DT) made its latest attempt to persuade consumers in Germany to take multiple services, launching an upgraded fixed-mobile tariff it claims is the first in the market to provide both under one contract with a single bill.The company’s newly-launched MagentaEins Plus provides unlimited data across both parts of the plan, and is being promoted on the flexibility of its conditions and simplicity. DT noted it was its first contract product without a minimum term.Compared with its previous converged plans, customers can add a greater number of users and extra services, including connections for IoT devices such as dog trackers.In its H1 financial results, the company reported 4.8 million took its existing MagentaEins fixed-mobile converged tariff, which launched in 2014. Across its domestic consumer business, it had 17.6 million fixed lines and 25.5 million contracted mobile subscribers.The move comes as its rivals also target a potentially lucrative converged base in the country.Rival Vodafone Germany is making a major push, exploiting cable assets acquired from Liberty Global in 2019. By end-June, it had 1.5 million converged accounts.Telefonica Deutschland also offers both mobile and fixed, the latter due to a wholesale deal with DT, but did not break out how many users took both services in its latest financial update.Future MNO 1&1 Drillisch already offers fixed alongside its current MVNO. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris Donkin Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Tags Deutsche Telekom hits 5G milestone Author European big hitters make open RAN pledge Deutcshe Telekom Previous ArticleIntel secures US licence to supply HuaweiNext ArticleQuibi mulls potential sale, other options SKT, DT cement 5G ties with Germany JV Relatedlast_img read more

Derry man admits sexually assaulting nurse in Altnagelvin Hospital

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 27, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleJoe Dunleavy enjoying being back with UlsterNext article“Second beginning” for St Josephs, but funding commitments must follow – Fr. Duffy News Highland Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ Twitter A Derry man will be sentenced in September after he admitted sexually assaulting a nurse in Altnagelvin Hospital.38 year old Dermott McClintock of Barnewall Place in Derry admitted a charge of sexual assault, one of exposure and one of disorderly behaviour at Altnagelvin on June 18th last.Derry Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Omagh, was told today that all of the offences occurred in the hospital and the victim of the assault was a nurse as were the two victims in the exposure charge.Defence barrister Mr Stephen Mooney said his client was at pains to stress that the offences did not occur on the streets.Deputy District Judge Sean O’Hare said there were significant issues in the case and adjourned it to allow a pre-sentence report to be prepared.The case will be dealt with on September 14. Derry man admits sexually assaulting nurse in Altnagelvin Hospital Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more