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The Rolls-Royce share price is down over 60%. Should you buy in now?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Andy Ross | Thursday, 20th August, 2020 | More on: RR Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. So far this year Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) has been hit hard. The Rolls-Royce share price is down over 60%. It also missed out on the rally following the UK election last year. The problems the company faces, which pre-date the pandemic, have been made worse by the devastating effects of Covid-19 on the aviation industry. This industry is a major customer for Rolls-Royce.Rolls-Royce shares: cheaper but facing problemsAlthough buying a fallen share can be tempting, it’s not without risk. Even after a 60% fall, the RR share price can (and in my opinion, likely will) fall further.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The main reason is that Rolls-Royce needs aircraft to be flying as it sells engines at a loss. Instead it makes its money from aftercare services and maintenance. This now makes Rolls-Royce a lot less money as planes are flying less. This situation is unlikely to change any time soon as I don’t see sentiment that could help the share price improving.To add to its owes, recently, the engineer has found signs of wear in compressor blades used in its Trent XWB-84 engines. This is another engineering failure after the company has spent more than £2bn dealing with faults in its Trent 1000 engines.Its customers need reassurance that they can trust Rolls-Royce. Engineering is a competitive business and eventually these mistakes will see customers exiting. The firm needs to up its game to keep its reputation.Another reason for concern is that a large investor, ValueAct, has just sold its entire stake, probably at a significant loss. Insiders apparently expressed frustration that six years of restructuring haven’t delivered better performance, as the latest engines issues show.The problems are likely to continueThe current woes are hitting the balance sheet hard. Moody’s, the US credit agency, has cut Rolls-Royce’s rating to that of junk. It expects “substantial” cash outflows as the engine-maker takes a hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Moody’s cut the long-term senior unsecured rating of Rolls-Royce to Ba2 from Baa3 and maintained a ‘negative’ outlook.This will make it harder and more expensive to raise capital. Coinciding with reduced revenues and ongoing uncertainty in its key markets I think the Rolls-Royce share price could continue to be squeezed. And with little demand for the shares in the current environment, I think they could fall further.That makes them too risky for me. Indeed according to shorttracker.co.uk two funds are shorting the shares and this also concerns me.There could be a turnaround down the line, but for the time being, the Rolls-Royce share price doesn’t appeal to me. The aviation industry is unlikely to improve soon so I see no reason why the shares will be any different. Any bad news on the covid front could really stick the knife in and see the share tank. 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Two Bear Retreat / Edward M. Doyle

first_img Mast Construction Company Inc Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/491803/two-bear-retreat-edward-m-doyle Clipboard Structural Engineers:Meyer Borgman Johnson, Mike Ramerth, Engineer of Record, Rollie JohnsonCity:RuskCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bill BaxleyRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. Site:  Located on Two Bear Lake in Wisconsin, a small, deep, spring-fed lake, formerly a Boy Scout camp, the entire property was developed in the 1980’s, and covenants protect the peacefulness and quality of the area through, among other restrictions, prohibiting gasoline-powered motors on the water.  The small cabin unfolds toward the lake and is sited to take advantage of the southern view across a small bay toward the open water beyond.  Tall Birch trees shelter the cabin from the southern sun, and enliven the façade with playful, shifting shadows. Save this picture!Courtesy of Edward M. DoyleDesign:  Built as a retreat from the city, where this couple with three children resides, this modern cabin is designed with nature in mind, and creating exterior spaces which enlarge the home and surround it with the outdoors.  The main level is oriented axially toward the lake, with the upper level positioned transversely to the lower level, creating sheltered exterior spaces off the main living areas.  The western porch soaks up the afternoon sun in the shoulder seasons, while the screened eastern porch offers shelter from the heat of the summer.  The upper level deck offers wonderful views of the lake, and the owners have found it perfect for early morning reading, nature watching, and late afternoon cocktails and snacks.Save this picture!© Don WongViews are carefully framed throughout the space with windows placed to provide views to the rock gardens and the lake.  Native plantings throughout the rock gardens are chosen to provide additional habitat for butterflies, birds, and other fauna, and it is common to see hummingbirds sipping nectar from flowering shrubs planted just outside the main level glazing.  Save this picture!Floor PlanSustainability:  Throughout the cabin, sustainability is subtly incorporated, from solar orientation to the use of materials.  Exposed reclaimed Douglas Fir framing and sheathing provide wonderful warmth and character to the interior, and expansive coated glazing on the south provides lake views plus generous solar gain in winter, while being largely shaded by towering birches in summer. The extremely efficient wood burning stove coupled with the sun keeps the entire cabin comfortable even in mid-winter.Save this picture!© Don WongProject gallerySee allShow lessFirst 3D Printed House to Be Built In AmsterdamArchitecture NewsChinquihue Stadium / Cristian Fernandez ArquitectosSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Rusk, United States ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Edward M. Doyle+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/491803/two-bear-retreat-edward-m-doyle Clipboard Photographs photographs:  Don Wong, Bill BaxleyPhotographs:  Courtesy of Edward M. Doyle, Don Wong, Bill Baxley “COPY” 2012 Two Bear Retreat / Edward M. DoyleSave this projectSaveTwo Bear Retreat / Edward M. Doyle Year:  Houses Two Bear Retreat / Edward M. Doyle “COPY” 2012 Contractor: United States Architects: Edward M. Doyle Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeEdward M. DoyleOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRuskHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 01, 2014Cite: “Two Bear Retreat / Edward M. Doyle” 01 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Book celebrates 25 years of the London Marathon

first_img  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 April 2005 | News The book is published in hardcover by Hutchinson and Amazon.co.uk is currently offering it for £8.99, a 40% discount.The 25th London Marathon takes place on Sunday 17 April 2005. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Book celebrates 25 years of the London Marathon A new book by John Bryant celebrates 25 years of the London Marathon, one of the most consistently successful fundraising events in recent times.John Bryant’s salute to the London Marathon is written from the point of view of a regular participant in the race. His history covers the event from the starting line in Blackheath in 1981 to the latest event. It also covers the history of the marathon itself from Pheidippides to Paula Radcliffe.It is not of course a fundraising manual, but it does credit the “courage and the craziness of the characters who for 25 years have run the streets of London.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

CEBF helping those in need with 118 233

first_imgCEBF helping those in need with 118 233 Howard Lake | 7 December 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CEBF helping those in need with 118 233The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund (CEBF), which works to support those people in need throughout the UK who have worked, or are still working for a charity along with their families, is pleased to announce its first commercial partnership. On 1st June 2006, 2Affinity & Beyond Ltd launched a directory enquiries line 118 233 and has pledged to donate 9p from each and every call to the CEBF.The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund (CEBF) was set up and registered as a charity in 2003 with one aim – to support charity employees in times of need. The fund provides a range of assistance that includes; welfare support and advice, financial grants and allowances, information and a network of friendship. Our support is available to any person who is or has been an employee of a UK charity and their families if they are currently resident in the UK.In order to develop our work and reach as many people in need as possible, it is essential for the CEBF to become an established voice in the charity sector and for us to be accessible to each and every charity and their employees. In order to achieve these ambitions we must significantly increase our income by exploiting opportunities such as this partnership.118 233 is available on all BT landline networks as well as O2 and Vodafone mobile networks. 2Affinity & Beyond Ltd is in negotiations with other mobile networks in order to make it available to the wider public. 118 233 is cheaper than the most popular directory enquiry services currently on the market and by choosing to use 118 233 and encouraging others to do so you will be providing much-needed help to people in need by facilitating the expansion of the CEBF’s work.For more information on 118 233 or the work of the Charity Employees Benevolent Fund, please feel free to contact Barnaby Wynter, Trustee of the CEBF on 020 7415 7004 or at [email protected] More Information: Barnaby WynterTel: 020 7415 7004E-mail: [email protected] to EditorsThe Charity Employees Benevolent Fund (CEBF) was set up and registered as a charity in 2003 with one aim – to support charity employees in times of need. The Fund provides a range of assistance that includes; welfare support and advice, debt counselling, care or support at home, financial grants and allowances, and information and network of friendship. Our support is available to any person who is or has been an employee of a UK charity and their families if they are currently resident in the UK.Since its inception the CEBF has achieved a great deal, thanks to the hard work and commitment of its Board of voluntary Trustees and its Chairman who along with our Treasurer and two of our Trustees now hold or have held senior positions in major benevolent funds and charities. The fact that all of the work has been carried out on a voluntary basis has made the CEBF extremely cost effective.However, most members of the Board of Trustees are employed full-time, and do not have sufficient time to succeed in developing the charity to its enormous potential so we must concentrate on raising the capital required to employ our first member of staff. Our Trustees’ wealth of knowledge and experience provides the basis for our advocacy work and we are striving to expand our activities in order to meet the individual needs of our client group.This service is already in place for almost every organisation in the private and public sectors. There are over 1000 benevolent funds in the UK that support people who have worked in specific industries, professions, and arts. These benevolent funds provide advice, signposting, and financial support to their beneficiaries in times of need. However, until the CEBF was set up, there was not a single organisation providing these services to charity workers.There is a tremendous need for the CEBF. More than half a million people currently work in the charity sector and it is widely documented that on average they earn less than their private sector counterparts. It is a significant problem that many of the near 190,000 charities cannot offer staff benefits or long-term contracts. We know just how important the work of the CEBF can be to so many people throughout the UK who devote their careers to helping the most needy people in our society, and often to the detriment of their own long-term future.For more information please call 020 7415 7004 or visit our website: www.cebf.org.uk. 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New Empower London Foundation to support charities working with underprivileged communities & individuals

first_imgEmpower London Foundation will also make funds available for public awareness initiatives centred on topics affecting London residents, will further support the fundraising efforts of partner charities and will also develop enterprises across the city.  942 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding trusts and foundations All profits from the event will be shared between partner charities to support their work. The range of benefitting schemes is set to include free books and tutoring for children, after school music and drama programmes to nurture the arts and culture in the capital. A charity has launched to support communities in the Greater London area by providing funding to established London charities that support underprivileged communities and individuals. It will not be relying on private donations and instead will raise funds via an annual charity event called The London Festival. This two-week event will feature live music, cultural events and entertainment, all selected by the public using a live vote system. Due to launch in 2023 with the event dates and entertainment line up to be announced shortly, its goal is to raise £150M for charitable causes over a 10-year period. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Commenting on the launch, Kerianne Darcy, one of the trustees, said:center_img New Empower London Foundation to support charities working with underprivileged communities & individuals Melanie May | 17 May 2021 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. “We tasked ourselves with the mission to come up with a new innovative fundraising strategy that will not only benefit these charities but Greater London and its economy as well. This is where the concept of holding an annual large-scale festival was conceived. Not only it will promote London, its artists, businesses, showcase London’s history, arts and culture but also raise significant amount of money to fund these various critical and essential programmes throughout London.”“At its heart, Empower London Foundation seeks to break down barriers, champion inclusivity and help London residents realise their dreams. We are incredibly excited to launch and are committed to promoting positivity after what has been a dark period of worry and anxiety for many residents in the capital.” The Empower London Foundation has been founded by trustees with a diverse background in education, military, social services and business, all of whom have worked closely with communities in London in various capacities. “As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, funding for many services that Londoners rely on has been cut or significantly reduced. We recognise that it is now more important than ever before to support the charities that help to educate and empower the people and communities across the city most in need.last_img read more

RSF briefs Human Rights Council on Somalia, calls for moratorium on arrests of journalists

first_imgNews News Organisation Human rights in in Somalia – 33rd Meeting, 45th Regular Session Human Rights Council. 02/10/2020. UN Web TV to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en October 6, 2020 RSF briefs Human Rights Council on Somalia, calls for moratorium on arrests of journalists During a UN Human Rights Council debate on Somalia in the presence of the independent expert on the human rights situation in this country, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) acknowledged the significant progress made in combatting impunity for crimes against Somali journalists but said it continued to be concerned about the hostile climate and asked the Council and Somalia’s partner countries to encourage the authorities to decree a moratorium on arrests of journalists as soon as possible. RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists March 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsInternational bodies ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionUnited NationsJudicial harassmentViolence Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia The oral intervention by Isabel Amosse, RSF’s head of advocacy, during this inter-active debate on 2 October is appended below:Madam Chair,Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the work of the independent expert on Somalia.The state of press freedom continues to be concerning in this country, which is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.More than 50 journalists have been killed in the past ten years. This is the deadliest country for journalists in Africa and one of the most dangerous in the world.Terrorist attacks by Al-Shabaab, violent crime, the violent methods sometimes used by the security forces, corruption, and the control of parts of the country by non-state entities or entities that do not recognize the authority of the federal government result in an environment that is very hostile for journalists.Significant progress has nonetheless been registered in the past two years. A policeman was sentenced in absentia for the murder of a journalist and two soldiers were discharged from the army for mistreating reporters after detaining them.A special prosecutor was recently appointed to take charge of investigations into the murders of more than 50 journalists. He must be given the necessary resources to bring these investigations to a conclusion.The initial prosecutions and convictions must become systematic and must be accompanied by the still-awaited creation of a national mechanism dedicated to the security and protection of journalists.On the legislative front, the new media law promulgated in August falls far short of responding to the challenges. It failed to abolish prison sentences for press offences.RSF calls on Somalia’s president to lose no time in decreeing a moratorium on arrests of journalists. More than 20 journalists were arbitrarily arrested in Somalia in 2019. We urge the Human Rights Council and Somalia’s partner countries to help bring about this moratorium.I thank you. Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsInternational bodies ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionUnited NationsJudicial harassmentViolence News Help by sharing this information News January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

New LK Chamber president says government has done nothing for business

first_imgNewsx Adverts Patrick McGinley has been selected as the new President of the Letterkenny Chamber replacing out going president Paul Byrne.It follows the Chamber’s AGM last night  at which a new Chamber Council was also elected.Patrick McGinley said his new role will be challenging, predicting the intense negative effect of the economic downturn will continue for another 4 years.He added that the government had done nothing, in its recent budget, to stimulate the economy and there were no measures to lessen the cost of doing business.Mr McGinley said he will be keeping pressure on our TDs and local government to create the best environment for business in the North West.He added that he wished to increase the membership of the chamber substantially and to continue to attract businesses who want to have their voice heard. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – December 15, 2010 center_img WhatsApp Previous articleDerry couple awarded compensation over ‘sham marriages’ lawNext articleDonegal unlawful sex case enters day 2 News Highland New LK Chamber president says government has done nothing for business Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Rajya Sabha Clears The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 For Protection Of Healthcare Personnel During Epidemic [Read Bill]

first_imgNews UpdatesRajya Sabha Clears The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 For Protection Of Healthcare Personnel During Epidemic [Read Bill] Akshita Saxena19 Sep 2020 3:47 AMShare This – xThe Rajya Sabha on Saturday passed the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for protection for healthcare personnel combatting epidemic diseases, by voice vote. The Bill, already in force as an Ordinance, also expands the scope of powers of the Central Government to prevent the spread of such diseases. While introducing the Bill, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that…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?LoginThe Rajya Sabha on Saturday passed the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for protection for healthcare personnel combatting epidemic diseases, by voice vote. The Bill, already in force as an Ordinance, also expands the scope of powers of the Central Government to prevent the spread of such diseases. While introducing the Bill, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that during the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare service personnel were often stigmatized. There were also instances of attacks on their person, property and the healthcare facility. Thus, the Bill seeks to bring stringent provisions to act as an effective deterrent. Parliamentary Debate Cutting across party lines, most Members supported the Bill but requested the Government to consider the following suggestions: Define epidemic/ pandemic;Delineate statutory duties of a Government during an epidemic;Set up a Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, headed by a High Court Judge, to prevent the private hospitals from overcharging patients during a pandemic;Set up a National Task Force to hold consultation with all the stakeholders, including state Government and medical and scientific teams, for a comprehensive review and amendment of the Epidemic Act, 1897;Extend protection to Police professionals and all other allied workers such as Anganwadi workers, Sanitation workers, fire servicemen, medicine distributors, etc.;Make provision for catering to Mental Health of the frontline workers;Include penal provisions against intentional procurement of healthcare equipment at higher prices, overcharging for medical treatment, medicines, injections;Make provisions for recovery of damage caused to Government infrastructure by persons protesting due to epidemic disease related aspects;Make provisions against arbitrary arrests by the law enforcement;Make provisions for providing financial aid to bereaved families of sole bread winners who succumb to the epidemic disease;Make provision for giving compensation to bereaved families of frontline workers;Confer adequate powers upon State Governments as it is an end agency that caters to the public;Introduce Fast track Courts to hear and dispose cases under the Act. However, the Bill was passed without any amendments. Salient Features Protection for healthcare personnel & damage to property The Bill prohibits commission/ abetment of an act of violence against a healthcare service personnel. It also prohibits an act/ abetment for causing damage or loss to any property during an epidemic. Contravention of these provisions shall constitute a cognizable and non-bailable offence, punishable with imprisonment between three months and five years, and a fine between Rs 50,000 and two lakh rupees. Further, if an act of violence against a healthcare service personnel causes grievous harm, the person committing the offence will be punishable with imprisonment between six months and seven years, and a fine between one lakh rupees and five lakh rupees. Compensation Persons convicted of offences under the Bill will also be liable to pay compensation to the healthcare service personnel whom they have hurt. In the case of damage or loss of property, the compensation payable to the victim will be twice the amount of the fair market value of the damaged or lost property, as determined by the Court. If the convicted person fails to pay the compensation, the amount will be recovered as an arrear of land revenue under the Revenue Recovery Act, 1890. Investigation Cases registered under the Bill will be investigated by a police officer, not below the rank of Inspector. The investigation must be completed within 30 days from the date of registration of the First Information Report. Trial The inquiry or trial should be concluded within one year, failing which the concerned Judge must record the reasons for the delay and extend the time period for not more than six months at a time. In case for causing grievous harm to a healthcare service personnel, the burden of proof shall lie on the accused. Powers of the central government Whereas the parent Act empowers the Central Government to (i) inspect any ship or vessel leaving or arriving at any port; and (ii) detain any person intending to travel from the port, during an outbreak; the Bill expands its powers to: Inspect any bus, train, goods vehicle, ship, vessel, or aircraft leaving or arriving at any land port, port, or aerodrome.Detain any person intending to travel by these means. Important Definitions 1. Healthcare service personnel refers to: public and clinical healthcare providers such as doctors and nursesany person empowered under the Act to take measures to prevent the outbreak of the diseaseother persons designated as such by the state government. 2. Act of violence committed against a healthcare service personnel includes: harassment impacting living or working conditionsharm, injury, hurt, or danger to lifeobstruction in discharge of dutiesloss or damage to the property or documents of the healthcare service personnel. 3. Property includes: clinical establishmentquarantine facilitymobile medical unitany other property in which a healthcare service personnel has direct interest, in relation to the epidemic. [With Inputs From PRS Legislative Research] Click Here To Download Bill Read Bill Next Storylast_img read more

Laboratory evaluation of a new aerobiological sampler for use in the Antarctic

first_imgIn order to operate successfully and reliably in inhospitable polar climates, an aerobiological sampler requires a number of characteristics. It must sample a large volume of air, sample extremes of temperature and in high winds and cope with an accumulation of snow and rime ice. A sampler, built to overcome these problems, is described in this paper and was evaluated in wind tunnel tests which investigated the effect of wind speed and particle size on performance in comparison with rotorod samplers. The new sampler was more efficient than rotord samplers for sampling 5 μm particles at low wind speeds (2 m s−1) but results for the two samplers were similar for 30 μm particles and at 4 m s−1.last_img read more

Solar Cell Degradation due to Proton Belt Enhancements During Electric Orbit Raising to GEO

first_imgThe recent introduction of all‐electric propulsion on geosynchronous satellites enables lower‐cost access to space by replacing chemical propellant. However, the time period required to initially raise the satellite to geostationary orbit (GEO) is around 200 days. During this time the satellite can be exposed to dynamic increases in trapped flux which are challenging to model. To understand the potential penalty of this new technique in terms of radiation exposure, the influence of several key parameters on solar cell degradation during the electric orbit raising period has been investigated. This is achieved by calculating the accumulation of non‐ionising dose through time for a range of approaches. We demonstrate the changes in degradation caused by launching during a long‐lived (100s of days) enhancement in MeV trapped proton flux for three different electric orbit raising scenarios and three different thicknesses of coverglass. Results show that launching in an active environment can increase solar cell degradation due to trapped protons by ~5% before start of service compared with a quiet environment. The crucial energy range for such enhancements in proton flux is 3‐10MeV (depending on shielding). Further changes of a few percent can occur between different trajectories, or when a 50μm change in coverglass thickness is applied.last_img read more