Companies restrict travel to SARS-affected countries

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts: Previous Article Next Article Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…center_img SomeUK employers are quarantining staff in a bid to stop infection spreadingFirmsaround the world are erring on the side of caution when it comes to respondingto the threat of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a study hasconcluded.UKemployers, such as UBS Warburg, Barclays and Asda, have been haltinginternational travel and quarantining staff as a precaution against passing oninfection.Astudy of 400 firms by New York-based consultancy Organization ResourcesCounselors (ORC) found most firms had restricted travel to affected areas or,at the very least, required high-level approval for such trips.Almosthalf had limited travel within affected regions by staff, and more than a fifthwere permitting early homecomings for employees on expatriate assignments.However, whether the quarantine period – usually 10 days – was treated as paidleave, or whether firms expected people to work from home, varied.Firmswere also trying to limit exposure for people working in affected areas byincreasing the use of telecommuting, teleconferencing, and flexible workinghours. Companiesfound getting information out to staff was one of the most effective means ofcombatting the spread of the disease. A total of 82 per cent of those polledsaid they had activated SARS education programmes for staff.Inaddition, 43 per cent were conducting active surveillance of staff withSARS-like symptoms, with some managers required to report suspected SARS. Somecompanies were even screening visitors and asking those who exhibited symptoms,such as coughing, to leave. Occupationalsafety and health managers polled by ORC were concerned that companies did notoverreact. Companies restrict travel to SARS-affected countriesOn 1 Jun 2003 in Coronavirus, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Cast Set for World Premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Love & Money Off-B’way

first_img Related Shows Love & Money Maureen Anderman will lead the cast of the previously reported world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Love & Money. Tickets are now on sale for the production, directed by Mark Lamos, and the comedy will run off-Broadway August 15 through September 27. Opening night is set for August 24 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Anderman will play Cornelia Cunningham, with Gabriel Brown as Walker “Scott” Williams, Pamela Dunlap as Agnes Munger, Kahyun Kim as Jessica Worth and Joe Paulik as Harvey Abel.Determined to donate almost everything she owns before her life of grace and privilege ends, wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham’s plan hits a snag when an ambitious and ingratiating young man arrives to claim his alleged inheritance.The production will feature scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge and sound design by John Gromada. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 4, 2015last_img read more

Messi’s clause to leave Barca for free expires

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo A clause in Lionel Messi’s contract that would have allowed him to leave Barcelona for free this summer has reportedly expired.Barca’s board have previously admitted that the Argentina international could potentially have left the club for nothing at the end of the season if his exit clause was triggered. However, Sky Sports News claimed that any interested parties had until May 30 to take up that offer, though Barca have always maintained they did not fear him leaving anyway.Messi has spent his entire senior career at Camp Nou and has another year to run on the four-year deal that he signed in 2017.Speaking last week, the 32-year-old revealed that he came close to leaving Barcelona four years ago.Tags: Camp NouFC BarcelonaLionel MessiSky Sports Newslast_img read more

Osimhen Moves to Belgium on Loan for First Team Football

first_img“It’s important to focus on what lies ahead and I’m prepared to do my best,” he said.He was the top scorer as Nigeria clinched a fifth Under-17 World Cup title in 2015 with 10 goals in Chile, which saw him win the Golden Boot and Silver Ball.After the tournament Osimhen decided against joining English side Arsenal, to sign with the 2009 German champions.Osimhen was also part of the Nigeria side that won the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal in November 2015, which also qualified them for the 2016 Rio Olympics.His exploits saw him crowned the 2015 Confederation of African Football (Caf) Youth Player of the Year .He has played for Nigeria at all levels from under-17 to the full senior side, for whom he has won two caps.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen has joined Belgian club Charleroi on a season-long loan from German side Wolfsburg in search of regular first-team football.The 19-year-old striker joined Wolfsburg in January 2016, but injuries mean he has made just 16 appearances for the club in all competitions.His lack of games meant he missed out on going to the World Cup with Nigeria.last_img read more

Murphy believes in Only Mine

first_imgThere’s racing today at Punchestown, where the first of a seven-race card will go to post at 5.50. Only Mine was a shock winner of the Bar One Racing Lacken Stakes at Naas last weekend.The filly, who was ridden by Gary Carroll, saw off the challenge of the Aidan O’Brien-trained Washington DC to win by two and three-quarter lengths at the County Kildare track.Joe says Only Mine has a bright future ahead of her.last_img

ALERT: Police Searching for Dangerous Broward Escapee

first_imgA search is underway to find an escaped Broward County prisoner described as dangerous. Pembroke Pines police say John Ireland escaped yesterday from a state hospital in Broward. Police said he hopped a fence around 4 p.m. Authorities used dogs and a helicopter to search for him without any luck. The 33-year-old has schizophrenia and a history of violent behavior. He’s described as six-foot-five, 200 pounds, white Hispanic, with brown hair, brown eyes, facial hair and multiple face tattoos. Police have stepped up patrols in the area as a precaution.last_img read more

Harden, Young post triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks 122-115

first_imgLoading…Sponsored ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Spurs 129, Celtics 114Boston (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points to lead San Antonio past Boston.The Spurs scored 22 of the first 25 points and held on through a slightly more competitive — and controversial — second half.Kemba Walker returned after missing three games with the flu and was ejected with back-to-back technical fouls when he argued a non-call in the third quarter. A full bottle or cup was thrown from the stands, landing in front of the San Antonio bench; no one was hit. The game was delayed briefly while the court was cleaned.The hubbub — Celtics coach Brad Stevens also was given a T — slowed a Boston rally that cut what had been a 22-point deficit to 76-69.Lonnie Walker IV added 19 points for the Spurs. Gordon Hayward scored 18 points and Jaylen Brown had 16 for Boston. The Celtics have lost two in a row for just the third time this season. Bucks 107, Warriors 98San Francisco (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds while leading four Milwaukee starters in double figures, and the NBA-best Bucks held off Golden State.Khris Middleton added 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee.Alec Burks scored 19 points and Glenn Robinson III and Damion Lee added 15 points apiece for the cold-shooting Warriors, who lost their sixth straight game and third in a row at home. Willie Cauley-Stein contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds.Draymond Green was back for Golden State after sitting out Monday with a sprained right ankle and had five points on 1-for-7 shooting, eight rebounds and eight assists. Heat 122, Pacers 108Indianapolis (AP) — Tyler Herro had 19 points, Duncan Robinson scored 11 of his 17 points in a decisive third quarter and seven Miami players scored in double figures in a win over Indiana.Bam Adebayo and Derrick Jones each scored 18 points, Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn added 15 each and Jimmy Butler pitched in 14 for Miami.The Pacers (23-15) were led by Domantas Sabonis, who finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds for his 30th double-double of the season. Jazz 128, Knicks 104Salt Lake City (AP) — Emmanuel Mudiay scored a season-high 20 points against his former team, and Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 16 rebounds to power Utah past short-handed New York.Mudiay, who played for the Knicks last season before signing with the Jazz in the summer, made 8 of 12 shots and added four assists.Bojan Bogdanovic also scored 20 points and Donovan Mitchell had 16 in limited minutes for Utah, which has won seven straight and 12 of 13.Frank Ntilikina had 16 points in 19 minutes and Bobby Portis added 13 points and 13 rebounds for New York. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots as Atlanta Hawks center Alex Len defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. Houston won 122-115. (AP Photo/John Amis)Atlanta (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Nuggets 107, Mavericks 106Dallas (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half, including the winning basket with 7.9 seconds left, and Denver pulled out a win over Dallas.Jokic backed down Dorian Finney-Smith on the right side of the lane and got a favorable bounce on his left-handed layup.On the Mavericks’ final possession, Finney-Smith’s pass from the baseline to Tim Hardaway Jr. was off the mark.Luka Doncic led Dallas with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. The Mavericks played their fifth straight game without Kristaps Porzingis (right knee soreness).The Nuggets were missing two starters. Will Barton, second on the team in rebounding, missed the game for personal reasons. Paul Millsap sat out with a bruised left knee.center_img Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He and Harden are the first players to post 40-point triple-doubles in the same game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.The Hawks pulled within three late in the fourth quarter, the last time at 118-115 on two free throws by Alex Len. Harden sank four free throws in the final 10.4 seconds.Clint Capela had 22 points and 22 rebounds, and Ben McLemore had 18 points in Houston’s third straight win. Harden had 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second straight triple-double. Magic 123, Wizards 89Orlando, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 29 points, Evan Fournier added 19, and Orlando beat Washington.Admiral Schofield scored 18 points, and Troy Brown, Jr. had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards.Orlando took control with a 23-5 run to close the second quarter for a 69-52 lead. The advantage ballooned to 29 points in the early stages of the third quarter.A rash of injuries left the Wizards with only nine players available. Pelicans 123, Bulls 108New Orleans (AP) — Brandon Ingram had 29 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and New Orleans dealt Chicago its fifth straight loss.JJ Redick hit six 3-pointers on his way to 24 points, while rookie Jaxson Hayes had 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to help the Pelicans win for the seventh time in 10 games.Zach LaVine scored 32 for the Bulls, who are in the midst of their longest losing streak this season. Thaddeus Young scored 18 in his return to the city where he was born. Raptors 112, Hornets 110, OTCharlotte, N.C. (AP) — Serge Ibaka made two free throws with 5.1 seconds left in overtime and finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds as banged-up Toronto edged Charlotte.Terence Davis also had 23 points and 11 boards, OG Anunoby added 19 points and Kyle Lowry had 15 points and nine assists while having to play 43 minutes due to injuries. Patrick McCaw added 13 points and 11 assists as the Raptors avoided taking losses on back-to-back nights for the first time since Dec. 26-27, 2017.Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 27 points, but his 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime fell short. Miles Bridges added 26 points and nine rebounds and P.J. Washington had 12 points and 12 rebounds.last_img read more

Tiger says strength is back, but not swing

first_imgIn this July 16, 2014, file photo, Tiger Woods is watched by coach Sean Foley on the practice green ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club in, Hoylake, England. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn’t hit a golf ball since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship on Aug. 8, and still doesn’t know when he will.“We’re pretty much past the strength phase now, and I’ve got my strength where I want to have it,” Woods said at Isleworth Golf & Country Club, where he lived for the first 15 years of his pro career. “Now I just need to get my fast twitch going and get my speed back, and that’s going to take a little bit of time. That’s part of our second phase of training. And that’s coming up now.”Woods had his fifth surgery in 20 years — this time on his back — and failed to win a PGA Tour event for the third time in the last five years.Rory McIlroy referred to Woods and Phil Mickelson has being on “the last few holes” of their careers when he was asked about the two best players of their generation not being eligible for the Tour Championship for the first time since 1992.McIlroy simply was noting their ages (Woods turns 39 in December, Mickelson is 44) and their injuries. And when “the last few holes” became an Internet sensation and McIlroy was asked if he needed to explain his remarks to Woods, he replied with a laugh, “I’ve said worse to his face.”Woods response?“I thought it was funny,” he said. “Phil has less holes to play than I do, though. It’s a reality, you know? We’re all older. I’m nearing my 20th season on tour here coming up pretty soon. … It’s just part of the aging process.”The Tiger Woods Foundation announced that India-based Hero Motocorp would be the new title sponsor of Woods’ year-end charity event, which is moving to Isleworth from Sherwood Country Club in California. The tournament will played Dec. 4-7.Woods played an exhibition in India in February when he met Pawan Munjal, the vice chairman and CEO of Hero.“That’s my last good round I played all year,” Woods said. “I shot 63 that day.”Even though he smiled, there was some truth to that. A nagging back injury became progressively worse until Woods chose to have back surgery March 31, forcing him to miss the Masters for the first time and the U.S. Open during a three-month recovery.When he returned, Woods missed the cut twice, had his worst 72-hole finish in a major and withdrew from a World Golf Championship when he jarred his back hopping off a steep slope into the bunker in the final round at Firestone. He didn’t qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs for the second time, both injury related. And he took himself out of consideration as a Ryder Cup pick.Woods didn’t regret coming back too soon. He said he didn’t realize how much stamina he lacked.“I felt good enough to do it, and the only unfortunate part is I couldn’t maintain the conditioning,” Woods said. “I wasn’t as conditioned as I needed to be. So as the tournament would wear on, I would get more and more fatigued and tired, and I wasn’t as explosive. I wasn’t as strong. … I could lift the weights that I’m accustomed to lifting, as well as playing and practicing.“Eventually, the game started to deteriorate a little bit because … I wasn’t in good enough shape to maintain it.”He said his conditioning program is similar to when he returned from reconstructive knee surgery after winning the 2008 U.S. Open, his last major title.Woods fired Sean Foley two weeks after the PGA Championship. He already has had three swing coaches — and four different swings — during his pro career.“Am I looking for a new coach? As of right now, no, I’m not,” Woods said. “Right now I’m just trying to get physically better, stronger, faster, more explosive. … I’m in no hurry to look for one right now. As I said, I’m just focused on what I’m doing.”Among the early commitments to the Hero World Challenge are U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer, Masters champion Bubba Watson and either other players in the Ryder Cup next week, along with two Americans who won’t be in the Ryder Cup — FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk.“It’s going to be a deep field,” Woods said. “And hopefully, I can play a little bit better than I have been playing.”Woods lost in a playoff last year to Zach Johnson. That was his last top-10 finish.last_img read more

What a way to celebrate Minor Hockey Week in Canada

first_imgNelson Minor Hockey celebrated Minor Hockey Week in Canada the best way possible — by hosting the annual Novice Hockey Tournament at the NDCC and Civic Arenas during the weekend.Teams, with players between the ages of six to eight, from South Okanagan, Creston, Penticton and Spokane join host Nelson in the three-day event.Nelson Minor Hockey has 11 teams in its association with more than 100 girls and boys between the ages of six to 16 years.last_img

Gang used credit card scam to steal €2,500 from Evolve Menswear

first_imgThree men who were part of a gang which used a sophisticated device to dupe a credit card machine helped steal more than €2,500 from a Co Donegal clothing store.The trio appeared at Letterkenny District Court where they faced various charges relating to the swindle. The court heard how the men were part of a group of men who arrived at the leading Evolve Menswear store in Letterkenny in July, 2018.CCTV footage showed the men picking a range of items from around the store including jeans, shirts and underwear.They then handed all the clothing to another man who paid for the clothing haul using a credit card.However, Detective Garda John Murphy told the court how the man, who is still wanted by Gardai, used a device to over-ride the normal credit card system.Instead of requiring a pin number for the card, the card reader allowed the man to simply sign for the goods.The three men who were charged with theft from Evolve Menswear in Letterkenny. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Some of the gang returned the following day and signed for further items or clothing but staff became suspicious.It was soon realised the shop had been defrauded and a full-scale search for the men was launched.Garda information led officers to Creeslough but the men had already fled but following further CCTV footage they were apprehended in Letterkenny.The court was told the men had arrived up from Dublin and had spent two days in Donegal.Although the vast majority of the clothing was recovered the shop was still at a loss of more than €2,550 as the tags and labels had been taken off them.A number of other credit cards were also seized when the gang were apprehended.Solicitors Patsy Galagher and Frank Dorrian representing the men said the unidentified man seen in CCTV footage encouraging them to pick clothing was the instigator.He said the men foolishly agreed but must have known that something was not right.All three men charged with the thefts are German nationals, the court was told.Kwabena Owusu Kyei of 28 Gardiner Street, Dublin was charged with stealing €1,250 worth of clothing from Evolve Menswear on July 12th, 2018.Chukwuma Uzoezie of 55 Mountjoy Square, Dublin was charged with stealing €1,307 of clothing on July 11th and €1,250 on July 12th at Evolve Menswear.The third man Alpha Fadiga with an address at Convoy, Co Donegal was charged with stealing €1,250 of clothing from the same store on July 12th.Passing sentence Judge Paul Kelly said these were very serious theft charges committed by a group who had clearly found a sophisticated operation to carry them out with.He fined Uzoezie €100 and ordered him to pay €400 to the proprietors of Evolve by way of compensation.Kyei and Fadiga both had their cases adjourned until September 19 for the preparation of community service and probation reports and to allow them to come up with compensation for the clothing store.Garda Inspector Sean Grant applied to have the clothing given to the local branch of St Vincent De Paul.Gang used credit card scam to steal €2,500 from Evolve Menswear was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtcredit carddonegalevolve mensweargangletterkennyscamtheftlast_img read more