Yawn: Another concept cafe launches in Shoreditch – but this time it serves breakfast in bed

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Catherine Neilan Another day, another Shoreditch-based concept pop up cafe. It’s enough to make you yawn and yearn for your bed. And as luck would have it, this cafe the brainchild of Swedish furniture leviathan Ikea, and the eating takes place in bed. The retailer argues it is leading a “breakfast in bed revolution” with the new eatery, which aims to simulate the experience by replacing tables with beds. It cites a recent survey that shows half of Brits have never experienced the delights of trying to avoid spilling hot coffee and crumbs on yourself/your bedsheets/curious pets. At the Ikea Breakfast in Bed Cafe, customers choose not only their breakfast – which includes toast, “sleep-inducing teas”, fresh juices and “an array of traditional Swedish treats” – but also what they’re lying on while they eat: there is a menu of beds and pillows. The cafe is open between 7am and 3pm – the afternoon being more targeted towards those of us who like an afternoon nap. But don’t get too leisurely. Despite just opening its doors today, the cafe is only open until May 20.   More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It WiseUndoLoan Insurance WealthGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72Loan Insurance WealthUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyUndo Yawn: Another concept cafe launches in Shoreditch – but this time it serves breakfast in bed Monday 18 May 2015 4:24 amlast_img read more

A ‘conditional’ EUA for a CytoDyn Covid treatment? FDA says no such thing exists

first_img What is it? Adam’s Take By Adam Feuerstein March 24, 2021 Reprints A ‘conditional’ EUA for a CytoDyn Covid treatment? FDA says no such thing exists Speaking Monday night to investors on a conference call, CytoDyn CEO Nader Pourhassan said the company had requested a “conditional” emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for an experimental Covid-19 antibody treatment, despite its failure in a late-stage clinical trial.But a “conditional” EUA — as described by CytoDyn’s CEO — does not exist. Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Tags biotechnologyFDASTAT+ Adam Feuerstein 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. What’s included? Log In | Learn More Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints 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. [email protected] GET STARTED @adamfeuerstein last_img read more

Role of audit committees growing: IOSCO

first_img Standard setters seek to enhance auditing Related news Keywords AuditorsCompanies International Organization of Securities Commissions Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Among other things, the survey found that there has been a “notable increase” in the role of audit committee in providing auditor oversight since 2004, which is when IOSCO last conducted examined audit committee requirements. The survey also found that almost all jurisdictions require public firms to have independent audit committees that act in the interest of investors, but that there are significant differences in how independence is defined from country to country. In developed markets, over half (61%) of countries require audit firms to provide transparency reporting to shareholders. However, only 15% of emerging markets have this requirement. Additionally, the increasing responsibilities of audit committees means that most jurisdictions require at least one committee member to have special skills or experience, the survey found. “Overall, the frequency with which responding jurisdictions reported the existence of an audit committee increased significantly since 2004. There have been changes in the composition of the audit committee as well as increases in the number of members that are required to be independent of the entity and the auditor, as well as enhancements in the specific skills or experience of audit committee members,” the IOSCO report says. While the report aims to help identify audit committee practices that could improve audit quality, it does not propose a common international approach to the oversight of the auditor, or the audit process. center_img The responsibility of audit committees in ensuring that auditors at public companies are independent continues to grow, according to new research from he Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). IOSCO on Tuesday published the results of a new survey of the legal and regulatory requirements facing audit committees, which oversee corporate auditors. James Langton Despite dissent, SEC softens auditor independence rules Accounting firm to pay $3.5 million for substandard audits of Crystal Wealthlast_img read more

Greenpeace cautions bank investors over pipeline funding

first_img 123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Keywords Banking industry James Langton Banks could face blowback from activists, shareholders, and customers, over their funding of pipeline projects in the Canadian oil sands, says an investor alert from environmental action group Greenpeace. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Banks — including JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Wells Fargo, Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank — and their shareholders could face financial and reputational risks due to opposition from Indigenous communities, pressure from civil society groups, and scrutiny from investors, for their role in financing controversial pipeline projects, the alert warns. “In financing the construction of tar sands pipeline projects, banks therefore risk exacerbating climate change and climate risk,” the Greenpeace alert says. “Investors must question whether the banks are adequately assessing and addressing the full range of risks inherent in these controversial projects and whether the banks’ decisions to lend are in the long-term best interests of shareholders.” The group calls on shareholders to press the banks that are involved, or may get involved, in funding pipeline projects to understand whether these risks are “being adequately assessed, mitigated, and managed.” The major risks for bank shareholders, according to the alert, include the fallout from making lending decisions that are incompatible with a shift to a low-carbon economy, the risk of environmental damage and human rights impacts and,the threat of consumer backlash. “The willingness of many banks to arrange and/or provide financing for tar sands pipelines suggest that they have failed to learn from the media, investor, and consumer criticism arising from [the Dakota Access Pipeline] and appear to be relying on outdated or inadequate risk assessment and mitigation frameworks,” the alert says. “These lending decisions will facilitate the expansion of Canada’s tar sands and thereby risk undermining other work by investors, regulators, and some of the same banks to address climate risk,” it adds. Photo copyright: barbaliss/123RF U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC worklast_img read more

Correctional Service of Canada takes concrete actions in response to Board of Investigation results

first_imgCorrectional Service of Canada takes concrete actions in response to Board of Investigation results From: Correctional Service CanadaAnne Kelly, Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada, issued the following statement on the findings and recommendations of the National Joint Board of Investigation (BOI) into the circumstances around the January 2020 death of Marylène Levesque in Quebec:“I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and communities affected by this terrible tragedy, especially during this difficult week as we approach nearly one year since Ms. Levesque’s death. This is not an outcome any of us ever want to see and I am deeply sorry it happened.Public safety is our business. It must guide every decision we make in the supervision of federal offenders in the community. It is extremely rare that an offender on day parole commits a violent offence but when a tragedy like this happens, we must do everything we can to learn from it and take actions that prevent it from happening again.I appreciate the work of the BOI for contributing their expertise, objectivity, and hard work to this process, especially during this public health pandemic. I take their findings very seriously and accept all of their thoughtful recommendations. We took time to review and analyze them closely and developed an action plan to implement them in their entirety. Our actions cover the following themes, as specified in the BOI: information collection and sharing, community supervision and training.We have a direct supervision model in Quebec that has existed for over 40 years where, under contract, community partners play an active role in the supervision and rehabilitation of offenders. They provide accommodation and support to offenders, while a small number of them, like Maison Painchaud, directly supervise offenders on conditional release in the community. CSC is moving to change this direct supervision model and make it consistent with our practice across Canada. While CRF caseworkers will no longer directly supervise offenders in the community, these facilities will continue to provide accommodation to offenders. We value these partnerships, as they are essential to supporting offenders in their transition from institutions to the community.Key actions include:· Strengthening information collection and sharing: revising CSC’s Information Collection policy to clearly define a serious offence for the purpose of information collection, specify which types of documents are required and relevant to an offender’s history, and implement a formal monitoring mechanism.· Increasing consistency and accountability by having a single community supervision model for federal offenders across the country:· Currently, CRFs provide accommodation and support to offenders, while some directly supervise a small number of offenders (approximately 155 out of 2000) on release in the community, in Quebec. By March 31, 2021, CSC will take over all aspects of community supervision from the Maison Painchaud CRF. In addition, CSC is reviewing all other contracts in Quebec with the goal of returning all direct supervision responsibilities for federal offenders back to CSC. These contractors will continue to house offenders, as is the case across the country.· Strengthening community supervision policies and tools: this will ensure that consistent elements, such as collateral contacts (employer, family members, etc.), are regularly discussed during case conferences between Parole Officers and their supervisors to help re-assess an offender’s risk.· Implementing new, mandatory Intimate Partner Violence training: this will complement existing training and become a core component of the Parole Officer Continuous Development Training. It will be required for all Parole Officers and their supervisors to support them in assessing and managing the risk of offenders.I want to be clear that CSC does not condone offenders seeking sexual services or strategies that support this. In my 37 years with the Service, I can firmly attest to the fact that this is not something that we, as an organization, endorse in how we manage offenders. I have made this clear throughout my organization and immediately following this incident, ordered a nation-wide review of all community supervision strategies, which revealed no other similar cases. I also directed staff to ensure that all of our supervision strategies are sound, appropriate, consistent with legislation and policies, and serve to protect public safety. We are held to a high standard, as we should be, and must ensure that we take every measure possible to strengthen and protect the communities we serve.I know this case has had a profound impact on our employees and community partners, especially those in Quebec. These situations are extremely rare, in part, because of the work they do day in and day out to supervise offenders in the community. Having said this, something went tragically wrong in this case and we owe it to Canadians to follow due process and properly examine the circumstances specific to those directly involved in the supervision and oversight of this case. This will help determine any additional accountability measures that are required.As Commissioner of CSC, I am resolute in my commitment to working closely with our employees, community partners, and unions to implement all of the recommendations as presented to us. I believe this will lead to important changes in how we supervise offenders and deliver on our mandate to keep our communities safe.”Quick facts· Under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), all offenders in federal custody, including those serving a life sentence, are eligible for parole consideration at some point in their sentence. The purpose of parole is to contribute to public safety through the gradual, managed, and supervised release of offenders into the community. Public safety is the paramount consideration in all aspects of an offender’s conditional release.· Instances of an offender committing a violent offence while on day parole are extremely rare. In 2019-2020, 99.9 percent of offenders on day parole completed their supervision period without committing a violent offence.· CSC manages a population of approximately 12,600 inmates in federal institutions and approximately 9,400 offenders in the community, approximately 2,000 of whom are in Quebec.· Currently, eight community residential facilities in Quebec perform direct supervision and house approximately 120 offenders in the community. In addition, L’Agence St-Laurent, directly supervises every month approximately 35 offenders who do not reside with them.· A separate criminal investigation into Ms. Levesque’s murder was carried out by the Service de Police de Québec. This led to charges of first-degree murder. On February 27, 2020, the offender (Eustachio Gallese) was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. He is currently in federal custody.· This National Joint BOI process was guided by requirements set out in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. In the spirit of openness and transparency, the five-person Board included two external criminologists, who co-chaired the investigation. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:business, Canada, Commissioner, community, corrections, Criminal, custody, Employees, family members, Government, incident, investigation, legislation, pandemic, police, public health, violencelast_img read more

Mitsubishi’s 2021 Mirage isn’t the cheapest new car in Canada, but it’s close

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage  Mitsubishi See More Videos New Vehicles The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage gets a fresh look and more driver’s aidsby David Booth | January 16, 2020 We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Mitsubishi late December released Canadian pricing for the 2021 Mirage, confirming its compact hatchback will remain one of the most affordable new cars in the country. Prices start at $13,858 for the entry-level ES MT trim, which includes climate control, LED rear lights, rearview camera, Bluetooth, seven airbags and more. That price, though still one of the lowest in the nation, is up over a grand from last year’s Mirage, which had a starting MSRP of $12,298. The MSRP isn’t the only was the Mirage can save prospective buyers cash — the 2021 edition is also Canada’s most fuel-efficient gas-powered non-hybrid, with a rating of 6.2 L/100km.  First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened RELATED TAGSMirageMitsubishiHatchbackNon-LuxuryAffordable VehiclesNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Back to the trims: If you add Mitsubishi’s CVT gearbox to the bundle and you’re looking at the ES CVT model, that will run you $15,058 in Canada. Next up is the SE model, at $17,158. Mitsubishi says this is the most popular trim selection, as it adds 14-inch alloy wheels, a new 7-inch display screen (up from 6 inches last year) and a new driver’s seat armrest to the base CVT trim. RELATED At the top of the line is the $20,150 GT, which piles on the tech and style features. The new Mirage GT boasts LED headlights, 15-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, a heated leather steering wheel and heated side mirrors. Safety features like lane-departure warning, auto high-beams and forward collision mitigation are also included.  advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next › The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage will arrive in dealers in January 2021 as one of the most affordable ways into a new vehicle in Canada. Still too rich for your blood? Check out the 2021 Chevrolet Spark, which at $10,198 before freight, is currently the cheapest new car in the country.  last_img read more

CU Boulder leads national study promoting next-gen teaching evaluations

first_img Published: Sept. 29, 2017 People gather around a chalkboard for an applied mathematics lesson. (Photo by Patrick Campbell/CU Boulder)Professor Pei-San Tsai in the Department of Integrative Physiology, like many at CU Boulder, knows the limitations of current teaching assessment practices that tend to reward the number of classes and students taught, FCQ scores and student feedback.In short, they’re quantitative vs. qualitative and can have the unintended consequence of stifling creativity. A new grant aims to change that.The Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado Boulder has received a $662,230 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to address Professor Tsai’s concerns by raising the profile of teaching on campus and promoting a richer evaluation of teaching. Ultimately this effort aims to expand the use of teaching practices that increase student learning and success.The award is part of a five-year, $2.8 million project that brings together four national leaders in the development and promotion of evidence-based teaching practices: CU Boulder, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Kansas, and Michigan State University. The collaboration grew out of ongoing efforts within the Bay View Alliance and the Association of American Universities, which partner with these institutions to emphasize student learning as the central outcome of instruction, promote deeper learning among students, and close persistent gaps in academic success.“Education is at the core of our institution,” said Jeffrey Cox, vice provost and associate vice chancellor for Faculty Affairs. “Through this effort, we will enhance our substantial support for faculty in their use of scholarly approaches in teaching. This exciting initiative will continue and advance CU’s commitment to education and faculty engagement.”The grant project will help interested departments develop and adopt new evaluation frameworks that draw from multiple sources for evidence of high-quality teaching, including the instructor’s materials, peer feedback and student voices. These frameworks will promote teaching practices that have been shown to enhance student learning and reward faculty and instructors who work to improve and refine their teaching practices.At CU Boulder, the project will be administered by the Center for STEM Learning as part of the Teaching Quality Framework (TQF) Initiative in partnership with Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs Jeffrey Cox and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Mary Kraus, as well as the Office of Information Technology, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Applied Science. It is designed to align with the many other constructive efforts at CU Boulder that further the academic mission of the university.An initial 10 departments have opted to take part in the initiative, with more being welcomed as the effort gets underway.  The project will involve engaging department-specific action teams to develop and refine a framework for teaching assessment, as well as utilize campus-wide dialogues to share best practices and ideas, facilitate implementation at administrative levels, and promote meaningful and sustainable improvements in teaching assessment throughout the campus. Learn moreThe TQF team welcomes expressions of interest and engagement in the project.  Individuals who would like to be part of the campus-wide dialogues or receive updates on the project can sign up for the project distribution list on the TQF website or contact Jessica Keating.Departments that wish to volunteer to be part of the initiative should ask their department chair to contact Professor Noah Finkelstein.  All departments (including both STEM and non-STEM departments) are welcome to become involved in the initiative, although facilitation of and support for department-specific action teams may be constrained by available resources and staff.Categories:AcademicsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Cipla announces initiatives to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in Siliguri

first_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Cipla announces initiatives to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in Siliguri ActionAid IndiaCaring for LifeCiplaCOVID-19Siliguri Comments (0) News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share By EH News Bureau on May 15, 2020 Efforts are primarily targeted at safety, well-being of its employees as well as lesser-privileged members of community who have low access to basic necessitiesCipla announced a number of initiatives that it has undertaken to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Siliguri. The company recently launched a Rs 25 crore ‘Caring for Life’ COVID-19 dedicated fund to further several immediate and long-term relief efforts that the country needs to combat the crisis.Through its wide-ranging relief measures pan India, the Company is focussing on initiatives that have the maximum impact and reach. In Siliguri, its efforts are primarily targeted at the safety and well-being of its employees as well as the lesser-privileged members of the community who have low access to basic necessities.Caring for employeesThrough a specially constituted central COVID-19 taskforce, Cipla Siliguri has designed an effective mechanism comprising various aspects to safeguard its employees. The company is undertaking frequent sanitisation of the facility premises, employee transport vehicles and goods carriers. All employees are provided with sanitisers, masks, hand gloves and safety goggles to ensure personal protection. Attendance is recorded via RFID smart cards to avoid surface contact. Daily screenings are conducted for every individual entering the factory premises and any symptomatic cases are escorted back home and requested to self-quarantine. Pregnant women, working mothers using crèche facilities and susceptible employees have been advised to avail leave or work from home. A mandatory one-metre distance is being ensured amongst employees within the facility as well as during travel. In-person team meetings have been temporarily discontinued and replaced with video conferencing. Additionally, an extensive awareness campaign has been rolled out at the facility to destigmatise the disease and ensure that employees immediately report any symptoms or positive cases that they or their family members have come in contact with. In addition to the safety protocols, the company has also introduced other special measures. This includes the provision of free food to contractual workers in the factory premises. Cipla has also facilitated a special COVID-19 medical insurance policy for the contractual workforce that covers self and family members (spouse and two children) with coverage of Rs 25,000 per individual.Caring for patientsThe company is ensuring business continuity so that manufacturing and distribution of essential medicines can continue for patients in these difficult times. Cipla has also launched a toll-free helpline to assist its patients in procuring essential medication across therapies from pharmacies and healthcare institutions.Caring for the communityIn furtherance of its responsibility to the community, the company has collaborated with ActionAid India to ensure the well-being of 100 families in need, who reside in the vicinity of the Cipla depot. As part of this, a total of 108 ration kits have been distributed. In addition, the company has been supporting long distance truckers engaged in the transportation of goods to and fro for Cipla with ration kits. WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Add Comment Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”last_img read more

Court filings edge up in June, July; still below pre-pandemic levels

first_img Aug 19, 2020 Top Stories Court filings edge up in June, July; still below pre-pandemic levels Maybe Floridians, lawyers, and the courts are getting better at working remotely and dealing with COVID-19, but whatever the reason, court activity as measured by the filing of court documents rose noticeably in June and July, although not to pre-pandemic levels.According to figures from the court system’s statewide e-filing portal, between 2 and 2.1 million documents were submitted in each of June and July, up from the 1.8 million filed each in April and May.That’s still below the 2.2 to 2.3 million filed each in January, February, and March, and the 2.1 million filed in June 2019 and almost 2.3 million for July 2019.The number of new cases filed also inched up about 10%, from 69,397 in April and 69,910 in May to 75,545 in June and 77,236 in July. However, that’s almost 22% less than the record number of 98,412 new cases filed in January.Those recent rises in filings reflect trial court activity; appellate filings have actually fallen slightly.Filings at the five district courts of appeal were 10,394 in June and 10,217 in July, compared to 11,915 in April and 10,984 in May. In March, the number was 12,973. In July 2019, the DCAs had 13,621 filings.The Supreme Court had between 927 and 1,033 filings a month for February through May. It had 455 filings in June and 431 in July. In July 2019, the court had 1,176 filings.The Florida Courts E-Filing Authority, which manages the portal, also has released its annual figures for fiscal year 2019-20, which showed that despite the pandemic suppressing filings for the final three months, overall activity remained nearly level from the previous year.For 2018-19, the portal received 25.5 million documents totaling almost 119.5 million pages. In 2019-20, just under 25.5 million documents were filed totaling 126.9 million pages.The authority also estimated that since the portal’s e-service function began in 2014, it has saved filers about $38.8 million in postage.last_img read more

Verizon keeps 5G spectrum options open

first_img Diana Goovaerts Tags Verizon shuffles executives Previous ArticleHuawei scraps bond sale after US criminal probeNext ArticleMobile drives surge in Baidu Q1 growth AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 APR 2018 Home Verizon keeps 5G spectrum options open 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 Author 5GspectrumVerizon Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Amazon reels in MGM Verizon’s VP of technology development and planning acknowledged mmWave may not ultimately be the best option for the operator’s 5G push as it seeks to extend coverage beyond urban areas.Bill Stone told the Brooklyn 5G Summit the operator determined a combination of mmWave (very high-band spectrum) and massive MIMO is “the best option we have to push the envelope with 5G” in the US market today, but added it is eyeing additional bands as it considers how to provide nationwide coverage.Verizon homed in on mmWave spectrum as its best bet for 5G in the short term. While the operator is planning to start with fixed wireless access, Stone said it is “absolutely” going to launch mobile 5G using mmWave assets. Verizon is “looking at all options” to see how far outside urban areas it can push coverage using mmWave, but Stone explained the company may ultimately have to wait for mid-band spectrum with better propagation characteristics.Those airwaves could hit the US market sooner rather than later.In a separate summit session, Michael Ha, from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Office of Engineering and Technology, noted the agency currently has efforts underway to open additional 5G spectrum at 2.5GHz and from 3.7GHz to 4.2GHz. He added the FCC also has orders from the US government to free up 100MHz of additional licensed spectrum below 6GHz.The idea that 5G will require lower bands isn’t new.T-Mobile US revealed plans to use all spectrum bands for 5G, including its 600MHz and 28GHz airwaves to provide a balance of coverage and capacity. Sprint appears to have eschewed mmWave entirely, opting instead to focus all its energy on deploying 5G using its massive trove of 2.5GHz spectrum. Relatedlast_img read more