U.S. Vice President Pence’s Remarks at a Safe and Effective Vaccine Confidence Event

first_imgU.S. Vice President Pence’s Remarks at a Safe and Effective Vaccine Confidence Event The White HouseEisenhower Executive Office Building8:05 A.M. ESTTHE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, good morning. And thank you all for being here. I want to thank my wonderful wife, our Second Lady Karen Pence; the Surgeon General; Dr. Tony Fauci; and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force who are joining us here today. I especially want to thank the fine medical team at Walter Reed Hospital that administered our vaccine today. I didn’t feel a thing. Well done. And we appreciate your service to the country.You know, as the Christmas holiday approaches, this is always a season of hope. We gather here today, at the end of a historic week, to affirm to the American people that hope is on the way. And Karen and I were more than happy to step forward before this week was out to take the safe and effective coronavirus vaccine that we have secured and produced for the American people. It’s a truly inspiring day.As the people of this country witnessed this past week, under Operation Warp Speed, the first coronavirus vaccine is literally being administered in states across the country to millions of Americans. And make no mistake about it: It’s a medical miracle.The average vaccine, I’m told by our experts, usually takes between 8 and 12 years to develop and then manufacture and distribute. But we’re on track, here in the United States, to administer millions of doses to the American people in less than one year. It is a miracle indeed.And I also believe that history will record that this week was the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic. But with cases rising across the country, with hospitalizations rising across the country, we have a ways to go. And I want to assure the American people that we’re going to continue to make sure that our healthcare providers have all the support and resources they need to meet this moment. But vigilance and the vaccine is our way through. And building confidence in the vaccine is what brings us here this morning.Ever since I was asked by President Trump to lead the White House Coronavirus Task Force, I have been inspired by the diligence and energy of our researchers in this country. Early on, the President brought some of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world together in the Cabinet Room and said that we needed medicines, we needed therapeutics, and we needed vaccines, and we needed them in record time. I watched the historic pace with which the dedicated men and women at the FDA worked. But, today, Karen and I wanted to step forward and take this vaccine to assure the American people that while we cut red tape, we cut no corners.And thanks to Operation Warp Speed, thanks to incredible research companies, thanks to the great work at the National Institute of Health, and the great and careful work of the FDA, and the leadership of our President in Operation Warp Speed, the American people can be confident we have one and perhaps, within hours, two safe and effective coronavirus vaccines for you and for your family.And now we’re in the process of distributing millions of doses of a safe and effective vaccine all across the country. Working closely with our nation’s governors, we’ve already seen the vaccine delivered to healthcare workers and seniors across the nation.This week, 2.9 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been allocated. And next week, 2 million more doses will be distributed across America. And as you all know, yesterday, the FDA advisory panel recommended approval of the Moderna vaccine. And when it is approved, we expect later today, we’ll be in a position to ship 5.9 million doses of vaccines all across the country next week.In fact, under Operation Warp Speed, we are poised to have vaccine for 20 million Americans before the end of December. It is truly a medical miracle and an inspiration to people across this country.It is a — it’s a tribute as well to the dedication of all of those working at the federal level and the state level who have implemented this project. From early on, President Trump gave the White House Coronavirus Task Force one mission, and that was to save lives. And in the midst of one of the most challenging years in the life of this nation, I truly do believe that, despite the heartbreak and hardship that we have endured as a nation, that we’ve done just that.Working with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force these last 10 months, we scaled testing. Now we’re doing nearly 2 million tests a day and have performed more than 200 million coronavirus tests across America. And the FDA just approved the first over-the-counter coronavirus test for at-home testing for the American people.Working with the great team at FEMA and with the Department of Defense, we identified and distributed literally billions of medical supplies to our doctors and nurses and hospitals, and we’ll continue to ensure that all of our caregivers in this country have the resources and the support they need to continue to meet this moment.We saw to the development of therapeutics, remdesivir, monoclonal antibodies, the good use of steroids, and other methods that have literally saved lives across the country. And as we gather here today, and as we celebrate this week, we secured a safe and effective vaccine that’s being distributed all across America.I would be remiss if I didn’t take this moment, at the end of this challenging year, simply to say thanks to the men and women who served on the White House Coronavirus Task Force. You will hear from several of them in just a few moments. But let me give credit where credit is due.I want to thank Dr. Tony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx. I want to thank Dr. Robert Redfield and all the great men and women at the CDC. I want to thank Secretary Alex Azar of HHS and Seema Verma at the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. And I also want to thank the great team at FEMA that has stood up the greatest national mobilization since World War Two, and Pete Gaynor, and General Sanford, and all of those that have worked to make sure that the American people and our healthcare workers have the supplies they need has made an extraordinary difference in the life of the nation. I’m also grateful for the steady hand and leadership of Dr. Ben Carson, who has been with us every step of the way.I know I speak for every American when I say — and I speak for our President when I say: Thank you for your service in this year and in the days to come.The truth is, the American people deserve to know that we’ve never been more prepared to combat the coronavirus than we are today. And even while we see cases rising and hospitalizations rising and heartbreaking losses, we’ll continue to marshal the resources that we have secured as a nation, including a safe and effective vaccine to meet this moment.But that being said, it’s important that every American remember that all of us have a role to play. The way through this challenging time is vigilance and a vaccine. The day will come when we put the coronavirus in the past, but it will be a combination of all the efforts that I just described: a vaccine that is safe and effective for the American people but also the ongoing vigilance of every American.So as we — as we reach this extraordinary and historic moment in the life of our nation, let me urge every American to continue to do your part: Put the health of your family, your neighbors, and your community first; practice good hygiene; wash your hands; practice social distancing, or wear a mask whenever it’s indicated, or whenever you’re unable to practice distance; and listen to your local authorities.As President Trump often says, we are rounding the corner. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is the light of American innovation and creativity. It is the light of lifesaving medicines and a safe and effective vaccine.After a year of heartbreak and hardship, the American people can be encouraged. And Karen and I hope this step today will be a source of confidence and of comfort to the American people that thanks to all the men and women who have operated under Operation Warp Speed, that we have a safe and effective vaccine and that these days of hardship and heartbreak will, in a day not too far in the distance, will be put in the past.So with gratitude for the American ingenuity of our research companies, with gratitude for the incredible healthcare workers who have met this moment and continue to meet this moment in the life of the nation, with gratitude for all the officials at the federal and state level, and gratitude to our President for his vision with Operation Warp Speed, I’m confident that we will get through this, we will get through this together, and we will heal our land. So thank you all very much. (Applause.) /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:america, antibodies, building, community, coronavirus, creativity, FDA, Government, healthcare, innovation, operation, President, red tape, resources, Secretary, United States, White Houselast_img read more

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Statement From Lisa Neville 3 April

first_imgStatement From Lisa Neville 3 April VIC PremierIn February I was admitted to hospital as part of ongoing complications associated with Crohn’s disease.The medical advice I received at the time was to undertake a period of rest and treatment – designed to give me the best chance of recovery without surgery.Despite two and a half weeks in hospital, an intensive regime of biological drug treatment and three weeks of recovery out of the public eye, this week I have undertaken a series of tests, including an MRI that has indicated that my condition has in fact worsened.As a result, my doctors have indicated that the only effective treatment now is surgery.On Tuesday I will be readmitted to hospital to undergo a small bowel resection.This is a significant operation that may require up to 12 weeks recovery. At this stage this means I will not return to my role until the end of June.Although it is disappointing and always concerning to have part of your bowel removed, for many who have Crohns this can result in a period of remission and enable people to return after recovery to normal life and work.I have every confidence in my medical team and the nursing support at the hospital that this surgery will give me the chance to achieve this.I thank all of my friends and colleagues for their ongoing support during this time.I would especially like to thank all those who suffer from Crohn’s or similar illnesses who have reached out. This is very much a hidden illness and unless you have experienced it firsthand it is hard to understand the toll it can take, both physically and mentally.It is a small consolation that people are now learning more about Crohn’s, it’s triggers and the seriousness that the complications can cause.As stress is a major driver of the condition, I kindly request privacy over the next three months, as I focus on my recovery and return to work. /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:AusPol, Australia, biological, disease, drug, Government, hospital, nursing, operation, stress, surgery, treatment, Victorialast_img read more

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Gallo Aims for a Diverse Wine Portfolio to Embody and Reflect…

first_imgTwitter AdvertisementIn December last year the Federal Trade Commission finally approved the acquisition by E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) of more than 30 wine brands from Constellation Brands, Inc., which was first announced in April 2019. The acquisition included entry-level brands such as Arbor Mist, Black Box, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan, Hogue, Manischewitz, Mark West, Ravenswood, Taylor, Vendange, and Wild Horse as wells as five wineries located in California, Washington, and New York.The transaction highlights the difference between the two beverage alcohol giants with Constellation focusing on the profitable premium wine and spirits segment where most of the growth has been happening, while Gallo is focused and committed to the long-term success of wine across price tiers.Gallo is a multigenerational family-owned wine business and deeply invested in the wine industry, with the company’s identity and history bound up in wine as well. As a family business, they can and must take a longer, generational outlook focused on creating a flourishing business to future generations.The challenge for Gallo and the wine industry is attracting new consumers, Millennials and Gen Z in particular, to the wine category and replenish the consumer base as Boomers decrease their consumption. While the premium segment appears to be the most profitable today, new consumers usually don’t start out buying $20 bottles of wine, and an attractive entry-level selection will be necessary to attract new consumers to the wine category.Stephanie GalloStephanie Gallo, Chief Marketing Officer, E. & J. Gallo Winery, and grandchild of Ernest Gallo explains how the brands acquired from Constellation Brands fit into Gallo’s long-term strategy.When the acquisition of the Constellation wine brands was announced, Gallo expressed a focus on growing the wine industry. What role will the newly acquired brands play toward that goal?Our purpose is to serve enjoyment in the moments that matter, and in order to do that we must have products that meet all consumers’ needs. We believe in providing our consumers and customers with quality products at every price point. Wine consumers buy across all price tiers based upon the occasion. Research shows that most consumers enter the wine category through the under $11 category. Consumers that enter the category through under $11 wines are 2x more likely to repeat purchase within the under $11 category.*In addition to bringing new consumers into the category, the under $11 category provides the greatest amount of format innovation and wine style innovation, giving consumers a variety of offerings to choose from for various occasions. The acquisition provided an opportunity to expand our portfolio of under $11 offerings and meet a variety of needs for our consumers and customers.*© IRI National Consumer Panel. Total All US Outlets. Latest 52 Weeks Ending 12.29.2019. Buyers filtered by New to Wine Target Group 3. % of Buyers who RepeatMost of the brands acquired fall into price segments that pre-Covid saw declining market shares as premiumization trended. Do you think this is a trend that can be reversed by bringing new consumers to the wine category? In times of uncertainty, people turn to brands they know and trust. During 2020, consumer behaviors certainly shifted. Through numerous data sources, we saw an increase in both retail sales and the number of retail buyers. We understand not only the critical importance of continuing to attract these new consumers, but also to hold their interest once they are in the category. This means we have to innovate and ensure that we are meeting their unique needs. While we continue to invest in our premium and luxury wine businesses, we see a tremendous opportunity with this acquisition to win new friends for wine. Having a diverse portfolio allows us to continue providing our customers and consumers with quality products at every price point.What do you see as the biggest obstacles and opportunities for bringing new consumers into the wine category? Our focus is around making wine accessible to all. Within our company and our outreach, we must be reflective of what’s going on in society today, including what the American consumer looks like. In America today, “everyone” includes a richer and more diverse landscape than ever before. Everyone needs to feel welcome, feel a place of belonging and have access to products that understand them and meet their unique needs.  America’s future is multicultural and inclusive. One of the most important things we can do at Gallo is to embody and reflect the diverse world that we live in, allowing us to be more prepared to meet and respond to new challenges that arise in the future.Does Gallo have a plan to reposition some of these brands specifically to reach new consumers?These are iconic brands within their categories that resonate with consumers. We are excited about the strong presence these brands have throughout the U.S. and around the world.  We plan to respect the legacy of these brands while continuing to make the highest quality wines. How do these newly acquired brands fit with Gallo’s existing wine portfolio?Gallo is committed to remaining a family-owned company focused on the wine and spirits industry. We believe the brands added through this acquisition build upon and complement our diverse portfolio. We are identifying ways our portfolio of brands can continue to engage and support our consumers and communities now and into the future.By Kim BadenfortAdvertisement Linkedin Home Wine Business Editorial Gallo Aims for a Diverse Wine Portfolio to Embody and Reflect a…Wine Business EditorialGallo Aims for a Diverse Wine Portfolio to Embody and Reflect a Diverse WorldBy Editor – March 15, 2021 2589 0 Facebook Share Pinterest Previous articleBooker Winery Announces New-State-of-the Art Visitor Center in Paso Robles, CANext articleBreakthru Beverage Group Announces President and CEO Greg Baird’s Plan to Retire at the End of 2021 Editor TAGSE & J Gallo WineryKim BadenfortStephanie Gallo Email ReddItlast_img read more

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Art of the Earth

first_imgPeople live in and visit Montana for plenty of reasons, but one seems universal: the compulsion to experience some of the best nature has to offer. It’s a human impulse to get closer, to explore the Earth from which we derive life and with which we are in a constant struggle to coexist.In her 1916 book, “Through Glacier Park,” Mary Roberts Rinehart captured this feeling, writing, “The call of the mountains is a real call… Throw off the impediments of civilization… Go out to the West… Throw out your chest and breathe; look across green valleys to wild peaks where mountain sheep stand impassive on the edge of space. Let the summer rains fall on your upturned face and wash away the memory of all that is false and petty and cruel. Then the mountains will get you. You will go back. The call is a real call.”It’s no coincidence selections from that quote are written on the wall at the Hockaday Museum of Art, which features art based on Glacier National Park, and the sentiment only bolsters the museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Of the Earth.”The exhibit, which opens Feb. 28 and runs until April 20, features pieces created from material that is close to the Earth. Liz Moss, Hockaday executive director, curated the exhibit, and called on artists from Montana and across the nation to contribute.“I’ve been dreaming about doing this show since my daughter, who’s going to be 30, was in a stroller,” Moss said. The inspiration stems from pushing her daughter’s stroller through the Storm King Art Center in the lower Hudson Valley, a 500-acre woodland landscape with more than 100 sculptures sited throughout. One of the artists featured there is Andy Goldsworthy, who took the stones landowners used to mark their property lines and created a piece that weaves through the trees and creeks. Moss said she’s seen more of his work, and it has been a major impetus behind the Of the Earth exhibit.“We could bring the environmental artists inside,” Moss said. Local artists featured in the exhibit will include Kate Hunt, who works with newspaper to create sculptures; metalworker David Secrest; and Lee Proctor, who works with glass.These artists turn what nature has already given us – trees, metal and sand – into their art media, Moss said. “These folks have really developed the media that they’re using,” she said.Moss also called on artists from the East Coast who she or curators she knows have worked with in the past, including Maryland-based artist Pamela Rogers. Rogers has canvases in the show featuring intricate paintings she created with handmade pigment, which she made from plants, soil and minerals.Jennifer Davies, of Branford, Conn., also contributed pieces for the show. Davies works with fibers and paper to create her art, which can have a light, ethereal feel. Other artists featured in Of the Earth include: Pamela Caughey, with etched copper plates; nature art sculptor Jeanne Drevas; Donna Loos, with sculptural ceramics; glassworker Richard Parrish; David Scott Smith with sculptural ceramics; and Fred Williamson, a master wood-turner who uses historically significant wood for his pieces.Moss said she hopes visitors are intrigued by the presentation, drawing on their own feelings about nature and the environment. “It’s really, really exciting,” she said. For more information on Of the Earth and the artists represented, visit www.hockadaymuseum.org. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

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Cope calls for return of LIS programme

first_img By News Highland – June 21, 2017 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleChild and Adolescent Mental Health Services are “significantly understaffed” – DohertyNext articleIBEC says North West is still being deprived of infrastructural investment News Highland Pinterest Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn A Donegal TD is claiming that that no government department is taking responsibility for Local Improvement Schemes, and as a result, there has been no LIS funding since Fine Gael became the main government party in 2011.Pat the Cope Gallagher says Michael Ring, the new Minister for Rural and Community Affairs, is refusing to allocate money under the CLÁR programme for the repair and upkeep of non-county access roads, which were formally funded through the LIS funding programme.Deputy Gallagher claims Minister Ring and Minister for Transport Shane Ross are continuing to shirk responsibility for this issue – each claiming that it falls under the remit of the other…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/copelis.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Cope calls for return of LIS programmecenter_img Facebook Google+ Twitter Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitterlast_img read more

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Protests planned after newly qualified psychiatric nurses are refused jobs by HSE

first_img Google+ The Psychiatric Nurses Association says the Donegal Mental Health Service is in breach of a national agreement after telling 11 graduating nurses from Letterkenny Institute of Technology that there are no jobs available.The PNA says the recent resolution to an industrial dispute included clear commitments that all nurses graduating this year across the country would be given full time positions, but Donegal is the only area in which this is not happening.Local protests are being planned, and a ballot for further industrial action may now be on the cards.Earlier today, PNA General Secretary Designate Peter Hughes spoke to Greg Hughes on the Shaun Doherty Show………. Facebook WhatsApp 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Google+ By admin – September 12, 2016 Twitter Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/phughes1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Previous articleLUH records the state’s highest number of alcohol related emergency admissionsNext articleIFA report serious difficulty with grain harvest in Donegal admin Twitter Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Protests planned after newly qualified psychiatric nurses are refused jobs by HSE Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder last_img read more

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Almost 40 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH

first_img Twitter Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleHarps 50th celebrations continue on Friday nightNext articleRochford says Dublin will be better in replay News Highland Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – September 4, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterestcenter_img Almost 40 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Twitter There’s been a major increase in people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital today.39 people awaiting in patient beds at the hospital this morning according to the INMO with 16 people waiting on trolleys in its Emergency Department.It’s up 27 on yesterdays figure of 12.Nationally 546 people were waiting at hospitals across the country today with Limerick the highest figure at 76. Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Next phase of works on Pearse Road/Oldtown Road gets underway today

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 The next phase of roadworks by Irish Water on the Pearse Road/Oldtown Road in Letterkenny will commence today.The works are due to last for approximately four weeks.Gardai are advising motorists to expect slight delays in traffic flow for the duration of works and are urging all drivers to obey all directions given by the Traffic Management staff and Gardaí.The works to be carried out during this phase will be mainly in the area of the mini roundabout at Old Dunnes stores, Letterkenny.Traffic will be restricted to a one way system in that area and will be managed by four sets of traffic lights.Traffic lights will be in place on the Pearse Road as well as the Oldtown Road to facilitate traffic coming from Glenties direction.Meanwhile, traffic coming from Oldtown/ Rockhill will be facilitated by traffic lights in the area of Oldtown Bridge.Traffic lights will also be in operation at the Old Dunnes Stores.Gardai say they will be monitoring the area and any breaches of Road traffic legislation/non compliance with the traffic light system will be dealt with accordingly. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twittercenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Previous articleCross Border Operation Silver Fin being launched todayNext articleLong Lane Residents Association committee to be set up News Highland By News Highland – August 6, 2019 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford Next phase of works on Pearse Road/Oldtown Road gets underway todaylast_img read more

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News / FTA calls for urgent action as UK faces worsening driver and logistics staff shortage

first_img By Alexander Whiteman 15/04/2019 The UK logistics industry is being urged to tell the government about the skills shortage facing the country, following an appeal from an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on road freight and logistics.The Freight Transport Association (FTA) believes Whitehall needs to contribute more and is urging its members to contribute to a APPG survey, as it warns of the threats from Brexit and the ongoing driver shortage.“The logistics industry is the lifeblood of the UK economy, employing more than 2.5 million people and contributing £121bn to the nation,” said head of skills Sally Gibson.“From HGV drivers to warehouse staff, the UK simply cannot operate without the logistics workforce – businesses would come grinding to a halt and Britain would cease trading.” © Artur Szczybylo center_img In recent years, the EU and US have seen an ever-widening gap between the number of drivers needed and available staff – the UK alone facing a 52,000 driver shortfall.And this number could increase should it leave the EU with a no-deal Brexit, with the FTA expecting other areas of the supply chain to be hit.According to FTA figures, EU nationals account for 13% (43,000) of the UK’s drivers, 19% (193,000) of warehouse staff and 25% (19,000) of wider supply chain operatives.“In the event of no-deal, it is very difficult to see how the industry could fill this loss of workers,” said Ms Gibson.Much of the shortfall on the driver side is linked to an ageing workforce and little incentive for younger recruits to enter the industry.Further condemning the situation, a CBI report claims there is “simply not enough new talent entering the sector at a rate sufficient to counter the ageing workforce”.“The logistics sector is working hard to attract new homegrown talent, but we are competing against many other sectors,” said Ms Gibson. “These other sectors are also suffering skills shortages, which is why we have record levels of vacancies across the sector.”In an attempt to tackle the declining workforce, the British International Freight Association (Bifa) this year launched a networking group for young forwarders.last_img read more

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Nkosi staying fit and making music

first_img‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo  86  34 ‘ BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Nkosi staying fit and making music ‘ Sharks wing S’bu Nkosi center_img Post by SA Rugby magazine Posted in Sharks, Springboks, Super Rugby, Test Rugby, Top headlines Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ Springbok and Sharks wing Sbu Nkosi is strictly sticking to his fitness regime while also dabbling in the arts while at home during the lockdown.Nkosi looked set to build on his excellent 2019 season as he had a bright start to the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season, scoring a game-changing try in the Sharks’ opening win over the Vodacom Bulls.However, the 24-year-old suffered a hamstring injury which prevented him from taking part in his team’s tour to New Zealand and Australia. He managed to return for the Sharks’ wins over the Jaguares and Stormers before the season was suspended by the Covid-19 pandemic.ALSO READ: Robertson would love to coach KolisiNow back at home, Nkosi is using the time to follow his personal fitness programme very closely, while also catching up with his circle of family and friends.‘Basically, social media has played a vital role in connecting us with our families, friends and our coaches,’ he told the Springboks website. ‘We’ve been using various platforms to communicate depending on the need – there’s different stuff for meetings with coaches, and obviously for friends and family you will use WhatsApp, Instagram and so on.‘I have a small home gym and fortunately I have a little patch of running space at home as well.‘Also, I have been using the Wattbike frequently to try and stay as conditioned as I possibly can in this time. The training programme goes in hand with eating well and trying my best to stick to a good nutritional diet.’ALSO READ: Lockdown waiting game continuesNkosi revealed his skill on the piano and although he does not own one at his home, he still using his artistic talents to help his brother.‘My brother is a DJ and he is using this time to work on his music. So, I’m trying to help him out because I would like to think I have a little musical know-how myself.‘This is a difficult time for humanity, but I am sure we will be okay in the end if we all do our part to flatten the curve of infections. I want to appeal to everyone to stay home so that we can stop the spread of the virus.’Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix Published on April 24, 2020 ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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