Wilder to head DB Schenker Rail

first_imgJürgen Wilder has been confirmed as Chief Executive of freight operator DB Schenker Rail, with effect from December 1. He was formerly CEO of the High Speed & Commuter Rail Business Unit at Siemens, where — among other projects — he was responsible for construction of the ICx trainsets for Deutsche Bahn.last_img

Ethiopia opens facility to make coronavirus test kits

first_imgAfrican countries secure 90 million coronavirus test kits for next six months Ethiopia to test 4000 COVID-19 samples daily A guard checks a customer’s temperature at a shopping mall in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Aug. 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)Ethiopia has opened a facility to produce kits to test for the COVID-19, saying its researches are working to develop and test a vaccine amid an increase of the virus cases.The company producing the testing kits is a joint venture with a Chinese company, called BGI Health Ethiopia.On Sunday, the country also opened a field hospital to hold up to 200 severely affected COVID-19 patients, which will start admitting patients immediately.Ethiopia’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to nearly 64,000 causing almost 1,000 deaths, according to government figures.According to Ethiopian health officials, the country has conducted more than 1.1 million tests, making it the African country that has carried out the third-highest number of tests. The country is struggling with a shortage of testing kits, ventilators, and intensive care beds, they said.Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said during the factory’s opening Sunday that the lab will produce 10 million testing kits per year, which will be used in the country and exported, with priority given to other African countries.“The factory will also provide commercial laboratory services for a total of 3 million transit passengers at Bole International Airport and in Addis Ababa city,” the prime minister stated, adding this will boost the testing capacity of Ethiopia and other African countries.“After the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, the manufacturing center will switch to the production of other types of nucleic acid detection reagents, such as AIDS testing kits, tuberculosis nucleic acid test kits, and other locally needed RT PCR test kit products,” Abiy said.Abiy also announced that Ethiopian researchers have been working to develop a vaccine, which is now entering a laboratory trial stage.The local production of the testing kits will have a “huge impact” in boosting Ethiopia’s ability to combat the disease, Yared Agidew, head of Ethiopia’s main COVID-19 treatment center in the capital, Addis Ababa, told The Associated Press.“By conducting more tests, we will be able to identify positive cases in the community and take appropriate measures to control the spread,” he said.Ethiopia’s Health Minister Lia Tadesse said community transmissions are the main cause of the increasing cases.“It is mostly related to how communities are behaving and the existence of other risk facts like living in congested settings,” she said. Ethiopian migrants returning from Middle Eastern countries are not seen as a cause of the rising numbers of cases, she said, explaining that all returnees must go through a quarantine period.Relatedcenter_img Man flees Zimbabwe hospital before coronavirus testlast_img read more

FMMO update: California on the clock; opposition surfaces to multiple component pricing proposal in Southeast

first_imgDave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave [email protected] California FMMO to be implemented in OctoberThe results were pretty much a foregone conclusion after three major dairy co-ops bloc-voted for approval, but the USDA made it official: California dairy producers have voted to approve a FMMO covering the state.advertisementadvertisementThe new California FMMO (51) will be implemented on Oct. 17, 2018, and affected parties must comply with all provisions beginning Nov. 1, 2018.USDA staffers will work over the next few months to educate milk handlers who will become regulated by the new FMMO. Three regional group informational meetings have already been scheduled:• July 16-20 in Ontario, California• July 23-27 in Clovis• July 23-27 in Walnut CreekadvertisementAffected milk handlers are asked to register by July 6. For more information or to register, [email protected] or call (530) 662-2037.According to Geoff Vanden Heuvel, director of regulatory and economic affairs, the California FMMO office will be headed by acting market administrator Cary Hunter. Hunter currently serves as market administrator for the Southwest order, based in Dallas, Texas. The California FMMO office will be located at 221 W Court St., Ste. 3B, Woodland, California, 95695-2983.USDA has also created a new website with information specific to the California FMMO.Once California’s new FMMO is implemented, over 80 percent of the U.S. milk supply will fall under the FMMO regulatory framework.MCP proposal draws opposition Opposition to a proposal to change how milk prices are calculated in two southeastern U.S. FMMOs has surfaced.The letters, along with alternative proposals, were submitted by Stan Butt, executive director of the Tennessee Dairy Producers Association, and Michael Brown, director, Dairy Supply Chain, The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. The letters have been posted on the USDA website: Multiple Component Pricing in the Southeast and Appalachian Orders.advertisementOne letter of opposition, from John Harrison of Sweetwater Valley Farm of Philadelphia, Tennessee, was also submitted to Progressive Dairyman. (Read: Letter to the Editor: Multiple component pricing would erode milk production in Southeast.)In early April, a formal request was filed with the USDA, seeking a public hearing to consider implementing MCP in the two FMMOs. The request was filed by National All-Jersey (NAJ), 14 dairy cooperatives and other trade associations. (Read: Dairy groups seek multiple component pricing in Appalachian, Southeast FMMOs.)In early May, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) laid out an action plan to considering moving ahead on the rule-making process. The schedule included a period (ending June 1) to accept additional proposals for consideration and identifying a possible hearing date of July 30. Subsequently, Dana Coale, deputy administrator for USDA AMS dairy programs, participated in an informational meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee, on May 16. She was joined by FMMO market administrators from FMMOs 5 and 7.Find additional information on the USDA website.   With the approval of the California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) confirmed, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is targeting an October 2018 implementation date. Meanwhile, opposition to a proposal to convert Appalachian and Southeast FMMOs to multiple component pricing (MCP) systems has surfaced.last_img read more

Mkhitaryan To Miss Out On Europa League Final Against Chelsea

first_imgArsenal have decided that the Armenian international will not travel with them to Azerbaijan to face Chelsea because they cannot guarantee his security due to political tension between the nations.Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea because his safety cannot be guaranteed.In a statement released today, Arsenal made the decision to not travel with the Armenian midfielder to Azerbaijan because of security concerns. “We have thoroughly explored all the options for Micki to be part of the squad but after discussing this with Micki and his family we have collectively agreed he will not be in our traveling party.” The All-English final in Azerbaijan is set for May 29 – but the country’s political row with Armenia means it is impossible for Mkhitaryan to visit the country.Relatedlast_img read more

‘Dwarf Giant’ Wanheng Menayothin, who surpassed Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 undefeated record, makes shock retirement U-turn

first_imgTHAI boxing legend Wanheng Menayothin, who officially topped Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 undefeated record, has performed a dramatic retirement U-turn.The 34-year-old – known as the ‘Dwarf Giant’ – quit the ring on Sunday with a superb record of 54-0 after beating Simphiwe Khonco via unanimous decision.Wanheng Menayothin, who officially topped Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 undefeated record, has performed a dramatic retirement U-turnCredit: Getty – ContributorMayweather retired in 2017 after overtaking legendary heavyweight Rocky Marciano’s record by beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor.Marciano had made it to 49-0 in 1955 and 62 years later, Money took the crown of boxing’s best stats.But WBC minimumweight champ Menayothin leapfrogged Mayweather by taking his record to 51-0 in August 2018.His unbeaten tally now stands at 54-0 with the 7st 7lbs fighter announcing just days ago he was hanging up the gloves.Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather quit the ring with a 50-0 recordCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe Thai boxer has been reigning world champ since 2014Credit: AFP or licensorsNow the star has deleted the social media post saying he was walking away from the ring and will soon begin training for victory number 55 as he prepares to defend his title again in September.WBC’s Asian Boxing Council confirmed the news, saying: “We are pleased to confirm that the current World Boxing Council minimum-weight world champion Wanheng Meenayothin has not retired from professional boxing.“The champ will look to make his next defense of his WBC world title in the coming months.” Menayothin was due to make his US debut this year until the coronavirus pandemic scuppered those plans.Watch Wanheng Menayothin in action – the Thai legend who just beat Floyd Mayweather’s undefeated recordIt remains to be seen whether that clash with Marco John Rementizo can still be arranged.Menayothin followed up the news of his return with a social media post of his own.He said he had announced his retirement without talking with his trainer.He added he needs to speak to his doctor also about the nose problem which is impacting his breathing.Despite Menayothin – who was born Chayaphon Moonsri – toppling Mayweather’s numbers in the ring, the 5ft 2in champ cannot match the millions racked up by the American.He has held the world title since 2014 but has never fought outside of his homeland in Thailand.Mayweather will not be too worried as his glittering career, where he competed in various weight divisions against legendary opponents such as Manny Pacquiao and Brit Ricky Hatton, is still going to be considered superior by boxing historians.Wanheng Menayothin is known as the ‘Dwarf Giant’ but has never competed abroadCredit: AFP or licensorsWBC minimumweight champ Menayothin leapfrogged Mayweather by taking his record to 51-0 in August 2018Credit: Getty Images 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Amazing movies best funny animals Animals are so funny that you can die of laughtercenter_img Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Funny Moments Of Footballlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Dec. 16 – Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, Dec. 16 – Sunday, Dec. 18: Friday, December 16, 2016•10:25 a.m. Officers took a report of Suspicious Activity in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•10:23 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass by known suspect in the 700 block E. 7th, Wellington.•10:34 a.m. Officers made a courtesy motor vehicle accident report involving a vehicle operated by Stanley R. Schwartzkopf, 59, Great Bend, and a fixed object(sign) owned by the City of Wellington.•11:01 a.m. Officers investigated littering of an abandon RV in the 400 block N. F, Wellington.•11:13 a.m. Non-injury accident on private property in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Joshua A. Bennett, 29, Wichita, and Andrea V. Bekemeyer, 49, South Haven.•3:07 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of tools and clothing in the 1200 block W. 8th, Wellington.•3:34 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block E. 1st., Wellington.•6:16 p.m. Meghan R. McCarty, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016No reports were made.Sunday, December 18, 2016•5:24 a.m. Officers investigated a probation violation by known subject in the 600 block N. Olive, Wellington.•12:51 p.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Omar A. Gomez, Wellington and Dorothy J. Ala, 67, Wellington.last_img read more

Nation’s first palliative care master’s program to be launched at CU…

first_imgAURORA | The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently announced that it plans to add to its growing menu of academic programs next year with the launch of the country’s first master’s degree program in interdisciplinary palliative care.Approved by the CU Board of Regents by a 7-2 vote at the body’s regular September meeting, the two-year program will focus on the multi-faceted nature of palliative treatment, according to Regina Fink, a registered nurse and associate professor at CU’s College of Nursing and School of Medicine who is helping to launch the new program.“The big piece is that it’s really important to have a holistic approach … we don’t practice in a vacuum, we practice together,” Fink said. “The students are potentially nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and physicians, and they will be taught by those same kind of providers who are specialists at the university already. In addition, there will be instructors who will be specialists in pastoral care, social work, psychology, grief, and biomedical ethics.”Palliative care centers on improving the quality of life for patients with potentially terminal illnesses and their families, according to Amos Bailey, an oncologist and longtime palliative care provider who is assisting in spearheading the new degree program at CU.“(Palliative care) is really about understanding patients and family values and understanding what they want,” Bailey said.The World Health Organization defines palliative care as “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual,” according to the organization’s website.Slated to begin with an enrollment of 18 students online and on campus next summer, interest in the new graduate program is already high, according to Bailey, who said that the school received 575 responses to a SurveyMonkey post and social media push intended to gauge appeal earlier this year. He said about 75 percent of the responses were either marked as “interested” or “very interested.”“With one blog post and a series of tweets, we were able to get 575 people to respond to a SurveyMonkey, and I think that’s really good evidence of the support (for the program) because that’s just scratching the surface,” Bailey said. Both Bailey and Fink said that a goal for the program is to attract providers from more rural communities who can become vital regional resources that otherwise wouldn’t exist in those areas. “We typically want to recruit providers who are working in areas where their hospital or their clinic doesn’t have an active or a strong palliative care program, but they want to provide that service,” Fink said.There is already a national shortage of qualified palliative providers, with an additional 5,000 people expected to be needed in the field in the coming years, according to Bailey. He said that number could swell to more than 18,000 providers when considering the true time many healthcare professionals are able to commit, specifically, to palliative care.“Many people who work in palliative care only do it as part of their practice — not their whole practice,” Bailey said. “Not many people work in it full time.”Colorado has long been a beacon of palliative care progress, however, and an early leader in developing standards for the field. For the nearly 15 years, Fink has worked with Paula Nelson-Marten and Nancy English, who are both professors at the CU College of Nursing, to develop and integrate palliative care course materials into the nursing curriculum. The new program will offer a certificate in palliative care following the completion of 12-15 credit hours or a full Master’s of Science in Palliative Care upon the completion of the full program. Much of the new curriculum will be based on competencies developed by the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association, according to Fink, who is a member of the national group.Bailey said that palliative care is in need of a more rigid and uniform set of qualifications for providers, something he said the new CU program will foster. He added that having doctors piecemeal best practices together throughout their careers is no longer an appropriate means of helping patients.“For a lot of us, we had to learn on the job and I just don’t think that’s acceptable any longer,” he said. “That’s just not the way such an important part of our practice should be learned.”last_img read more