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Stock market rally: Biden win lifts the FTSE 100 to 3-month high. I’d buy these stocks now

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first_img Manika Premsingh owns shares of Burberry and Polymetal International. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry and Fresnillo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh | Monday, 9th November, 2020 | More on: AHT BRBY CINE CRH FRES POLY TED GS PFE I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Stock market rally: Biden win lifts the FTSE 100 to 3-month high. I’d buy these stocks nowcenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Manika Premsingh Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. The FTSE 100 index hasn’t had it so good for a while now. As I write, the index is hovering around 6,200, a level not seen since early August. Its increase of 5% since the last close hasn’t been seen since March.No points for guessing the reason for the stock market rally though. The US’s election polls had global stock markets on tenterhooks for much of last week and the rally was initially driven by Biden’s win. Pfizer’s successful coronavirus vaccine has also added to huge investor relief.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…What the ‘Biden bounce’ means for the FTSE 100Both imply that the worst is over for stock markets. Uncertainty around the US’s political future was moving them sideways and Covid-19, of course, had sent businesses across the world in the doldrums. The US economy was expected to show healthy growth in 2021, but forecasters like Goldman Sachs said that a Biden win would improve growth prospects even more.I think companies with a strong US market stand to gain. Recently, I wrote about how the Irish construction firm CRH could be a big gainer in time. There are at least two more stocks in this category. One is Ashtead, the FTSE 100 industrial equipment rental company. More than half its revenues come from the US.Another is the FTSE 100 luxury brand, Burberry. It will get a double boost in demand from a Chinese bounceback and now the US. The US accounts for a smaller, but still substantial 23%, share in its revenues.FTSE 250 stocks to considerIn a similar vein, I’d now consider buying the beleaguered fashion brand and retailer Ted Baker. After a reset following last year’s fiasco, the company has been struggling like many others in 2020. However, with 30% of its sales generated in North America, the tide may be about to turn for it.I’m also hopeful about Cineworld, which has a strong US presence too. Its share price has already bounced back, with a very likely shot in the arm from the Pfizer news.  FTSE 100 stocks I’d avoid nowFTSE 100 precious metals giant Polymetal International, on the other hand, has weaker prospects in my view than earlier. The reasoning is straightforward. Precious metal stocks have rallied this year on macro-economic and financial markets uncertainty. With some stability back, I reckon the gold price’s rise will slow down. This, in turn, will impact gold stocks. It doesn’t mean that all will be lost for them. POLY, for instance, showed strong revenue growth even before the gold price rally. But if the price of gold is the sole reason for buying the stock, I’d think it through first.I’d think similarly about Fresnillo, another FTSE 100 precious metals miner. It may not have lost its lustre, but it is probably dimmed for now. If Pfizer’s vaccine news turns out less positive than is now suggested, there could be a bounce-back in gold stocks. Over time though, I reckon their growth will temper. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Selenium Atakoy / DILEKCI Architects + Uras x Dilekci

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first_imgArchDaily Projects Area:  60000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDILEKCI ArchitectsOfficeFollowUras x DilekciOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBakırköyTurkeyPublished on November 28, 2017Cite: “Selenium Atakoy / DILEKCI Architects + Uras x Dilekci” 28 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?高层椭圆形住宅,尽显几何美学 Selenium Atakoy / DILEKCI Architects + Uras x Dilekci是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyApartments•Bakırköy, Turkey 2017 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884313/selenium-atakoy-dilekci-architects Clipboard Apartments Year:  Photographs:  Thomas Mayer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Turkey Save this picture!© Thomas Mayer+ 26 Share Selenium Atakoy / DILEKCI Architects + Uras x DilekciSave this projectSaveSelenium Atakoy / DILEKCI Architects + Uras x Dilekci Manufacturers: Dendro, Guardian Glass, Jotun, BetofiberDeveloper:Aşçıoğlu İnşaatStructural Design:Boztepe EngineeringElectrical Design:Aykar EngineeringMechanical Design:Tanrıöver ConsultingArchitects In Charge:Durmuş Dilekci, Emir UrasTeam:Handan Akbudak, Kayıhan Akipek, Fikret Sungay, Evren alpay, Ayber GülferCity:BakırköyCountry:TurkeyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thomas MayerRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. During the design process, we especially started the process thinking about the connection with the surrounding environment.   In order to maintain an equivalent connection in every direction with the project site being surrounded by crossroads, the E-5 motorway and connective roads have led us to work on a fluid geometry. By removing the corners fluid form enables a transitive connection both with the other structures and surrounding roads. Based on fluidity and transitive principles, elliptical geometry brings significant added value to high-density development schemes. It softens the relations in-between masses and the living units gain variable and different dynamic perspectives. In this project, we aimed for a new planning strategy in order to re-interpret the accustomed planning layout, especially in development projects.Save this picture!Site PlanInstead of creating a circular form, with every angle analyzed one by one an ideal elliptical geometry is formed. The shifts between floors enable the architecture to create a fluid silhouette within its environment. Selenium Atakoy is a high-density residence complex project. What we aimed for here is creating a living space formed out of a different language, unlike the usual common housing and residential projects. The project includes sports and spa areas, playgrounds for children, meeting and commercial areas which brings this concept of a living space brand new perspectives. High rise blocks in the project are formed of units with different areas. The high amount of small units architecturally requires a geometry which extends the facade. Because of this, we used the elliptical form in order to create a construct which includes different angles of vista.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThe elliptical form creates larger facades unintentionally because of the way of its form works. This way the smaller units gain approximately 9.00-10.00 meters square wide facades which turns back as more light, wider vistas and a sense of a larger space. Also, the elliptical plan helps to gather the wet spaces such as bathrooms and kitchens which don’t need as much light at the back and near the core. Furthermore in Selenium Atakoy emptying the cores of the blocks allow for closed corridors to disappear and for the single facade units benefit from climatization by the central atrium void. The air-flow enters from the ground floor and moves along the atrium through all floors until it reaches the roof.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Thomas MayerProject gallerySee allShow lessCongress Center of The Haute Saintonge / TETRARCSelected ProjectsHUB Board Game Bar / Wuhan Pures DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Ataköy 7-8-9-10 Mahallesi,, 34158 Bakırköy/İstanbul, TurkeyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884313/selenium-atakoy-dilekci-architects Clipboard “COPY” Selenium Atakoy / DILEKCI Architects + Uras x Dilekci Architects: DILEKCI Architects, Uras x Dilekci Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Simply not the best – ICFM warns of street collection fraud

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 31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ICFM is warning its members of a new street collection fraud. Street collectors are collecting in the Euston area of London on behalf of BEST, the Benevolent Ex-Servicemen’s Trust. The Charity Commission confirmed to ICFM that no such charity is registered with them. ICFM recommends that you inform local police if you come across any other sightings.Given Euston is just around the corner from the Directory of Social Change’s Charity Centre, which is frequented weekly by hundreds of charity staff attending training courses, let’s hope that the fraudsters get caught out by trying to fundraise from real fundraisers. Simply not the best – ICFM warns of street collection fraud Tagged with: Community fundraising Individual giving 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. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 October 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

CAF Investment Account hits £205.4m in assets & launches digital knowledge hub

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first_imgCAF Investment Account hits £205.4m in assets & launches digital knowledge hub “We are so pleased to be able to support charities by making this range of charity-specific funds accessible like this and to be able to do so in a way that is secure, low cost and extensive – including ethical and ESG (environmental, social and governance) options.“This is just one piece of a suite of technology innovations that we have planned for charities in the UK over the next 18 months.” 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. Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Finance  233 total views,  5 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 28 August 2019 | News Charities Aid Foundation’s investment platform CAF Investment Account has reached £205.4 million in assets under administration and launched a digital hub for charities looking to grow their investment knowledge.The CAF Investment Account, which is offered by CAF in partnership with Winterflood Business Services now offers 1,200 charity-specific funds and equities and includes ethical options and Common Investment Funds. For charities that invest their funds, it also has built in dual authorisation for trading to give transactions a clear audit trial.The CAF Investment Account is part of the newly launched Charity Investment Hub, which is comprised of three separate pillars: Learn, Try and Grow, enabling charities to learn the basics in the investment knowledge centre, and try its free Investment Explorer tool: a “try before you buy” simulator, before making a decision.Bridgit Richards, Director of Product and Marketing at CAF, said: Advertisement  234 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Cops deny assassination attempt on Aristide

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first_imgFormer President Aristide’s car after attack.The Haitian cops claim, according to Jean Alix Pierre-Louis, a vice commissioner of police, they were just responding to the chaos that erupted March 20 in Port-au-Prince when a substantial crowd of Lavalas supporters of former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide met a small group from the Bald-Headed Haitian Party (PTKH) of current President Jovenel Moïse.Pierre-Louis charged that there was rock throwing and use of firearms from the supporters of both Aristide and the PTKH. Another police official, Prenel Duval, admitted to the web service Haiti Hollywood that the cops fired real bullets directly at the crowd in order to disperse them.“The motorcade came under fire, and this is tantamount to an assassination attempt,” said Mario Joseph, one of Aristide’s lawyers. There are bullet holes in Aristide’s car and blood was on a headlight and the hood.Haïti-Liberté reports: “A widely diffused video of the confrontation, however, clearly shows the police shooting with leveled weapons. There are no images of Aristide’s retinue firing or even carrying weapons.” (March 20) Aristide was returning home after testifying as a witness in an investigation of a money laundering case.While president of Haiti, Aristide was forced into exile on Feb. 29, 2004, by U.S. and French mercenaries backed by imperialist interests. Aristide was granted asylum in the Central African Republic two months later until his return to Haiti in March 2011, thanks to worldwide protests inspired by the Haitians’ mass protests in the streets.Today Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere due to the deepening super-exploitation of its people and its resources mainly by U.S., French and Canadian corporations. These rich capitalist countries are using the ongoing United Nations occupation of troops as a cover for their oppression of the Haitian masses.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

PDF of October 8 issue

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first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.COVID: A tale of two classesTrump, COVIS and poetic justiceEssential food workers battle virusWORLD:China; Palestine; Pakistan; Greece.ALSO:Denver labor for Black Lives;Louisville grand jury exposed;Mumia: Breonna’s deathbed;Debate debacle;Voter suppression in the South;BLM protest vs debate;The election mess;Hands off refugees;Cops & white supremacists.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:Black trans lives;Second chance;Troy Davis remembered;Incarcerated women & trans people;Calls to release Jamil Al-Amin.Editorial:Workers’ democracy – not capitalist charityDownload the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Killing of Limerick’s Viking King to be re-enacted

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first_imgNewsKilling of Limerick’s Viking King to be re-enactedBy Staff Reporter – July 7, 2014 749 Detached, beautifully presented family home in the heart of Clonlara Village WhatsApp Print Twitter Gardaí appeal for witnesses to road traffic collision in Kilrush, Co Clare Facebook Big investment lined up for Bunratty tourist attraction Email Previous articleCeltic FC coaches set up soccer camp in LimerickNext articleLough Derg Becomes Food Hotspot Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Claire O’BrienSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] Ború’s 10th century invasion of the monastic settlement of Scattery Island and the subsequent killing of the Viking King of Limerick and his two sons will be re-enacted in County Clare later this month.The re-enactment of the raid by Brian Ború’s and his Dal Cais army will be the main event of the upcoming Scattery Island Festival, running from July 26 to 27.The festival features guided walks,lectures,music and song and marine activities celebrating the island’s association with the Vikings,Brian Boru,the Spanish Armada and later as a defence outpost for the British.The re-enactment is part of the national Brian Ború Programme and coincides with the millennial anniversary of Boru’s death at the Battle of Clontarf in 2014.Rita Mc Carthy of the Scattery Island Heritage & Tourism Group said that the re-enactment will be the focal point of this year’s Festival,the theme of which is ‘Invade Scattery’.Also taking place over the course of the weekend is a Ceremony of Remembrance for past inhabitants of the Island. Ms.Mc Carthy said “We are inviting former island inhabitants and anyone with a connection with Scattery or indeed, its rich history to join us on the weekend of July 26-27th”.For more details visit www.brianborumillennium.ie TAGSBrian BorúCounty ClareScattery Island Festival What’s in a name? Public to have their say in renaming of city landmarks Linkedin Advertisement Clare County Council to purchase Holy Island last_img read more

Illegal waste to be transferred from NI to Donegal landfill

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first_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – August 3, 2010 Facebook Twitter Previous articleNo injuries in bomb attack on Derry police stationNext articleCampbell calls on church to release any documents it has on the Claudy bombing News Highland Google+ Google+ News Illegal waste to be transferred from NI to Donegal landfill Twitter Facebookcenter_img Work to bring 250,000 tonnes of illegally dumped waste back into the republic from Northern Ireland begins today, with the first consignments being brought from a illegal dump at Slattinagh in Fermanagh to the Ballinacarrick landfill in Donegal. That process should take up to a month, with the focus then turning to an illegal site at Trillick in Tyrone.The clearance of the first two dumps will cost the state €2 million, with the final price tag to clear a total of 20 dumps expected to be in the region of €36 million.Donegal Electoral Area Chair Cllr Thomas Pringle says they’ve been assured that there are no capacity issues at Ballintra, and no cost will be incurred by the council as a result. He says the council may actually benefit as a result of the arrangement.Cllr Pringle says Ballintra has been operating under capacity for some time, so this won’t have a major impact…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/pring1pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

COVID-19: “Crooks & Black Sheep Deriving Gains “: Patna High Court Asks State To Book Black Marketeers Of Oxygen, Drugs

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first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID-19: “Crooks & Black Sheep Deriving Gains “: Patna High Court Asks State To Book Black Marketeers Of Oxygen, Drugs Sparsh Upadhyay28 April 2021 10:41 PMShare This – xTaking up the matters relating to an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases in the State of Bihar in its second wave and reported lack of healthcare system in the State of Bihar, the Patna High Court on Wednesday (April 28) issued a slew of directions to the Bihar Government. The Bench of Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh and Justice Mohit Kumar Shah dealt with a series of issues and accordingly issued necessary directions. Oxygen supply The State of Bihar submitted before the Court that the Central Government had allocated 194 MT of oxygen for the State of Bihar as against the request for allocation of 300 MT of oxygen. It was also submitted that with the available cryogenic tankers, an effort was being made to procure liquid oxygen. It was further stated that the number of oxygen generation plants had also increased in the State of Bihar Lastly, it was submitted that as on 26th April 2021, the State of Bihar was not deficient in terms of availability of medical oxygen for meeting the challenge arising out of COVID-19 in its second wave. However, noting that several complaints from various hospitals were received related to lack of supply of oxygen for treating COVID patients, the Court said, albeit tentatively, that it was difficult to accept this stand of State of Bihar for the reason that spike in the number of COVID cases in the State was admittedly exponential and unhindered. Further, the Court directed the Government, “To take all possible measures to procure its quota of oxygen, as allocated by the Government of India, per day so as to ensure continuous supply of oxygen in all Government and private hospitals as also to ensure that the healthcare system in the State is prepared to face the challenges in coming days.” Also noting that there was no platform made available by the State Government from where oxygen/ oxygen cylinders could be procured, the Court asked the State of Bihar to examine this aspect and inform the Court as to what steps were contemplated. Testing capacity for COVID-19 It was submitted by the State of Bihar that there were 19 RT-PCR laboratories functional in the State of Bihar and in addition, in the district of Motihari a RT-PCR laboratory has been established, validation of which by the ICMR is underway. It was also made known that once 18 proposes machines are installed in various laboratories in the State, the number of RT- PCR test per day would further increase by 8000-10000. During the hearing of the proceeding, it had emerged that the result of RT-PCR tests was not being made available soon or within a reasonable time, after the samples are taken and normally it takes more than 5-6 days for sending the outcome of such tests. The Court observed, “Identification of a person as to whether he is suffering from COVID-19 disease or not as soon as he is infected with it is crucial not only for the individual’s treatment but also to ensure that the disease is not spread among others, considering the virulent behaviour of the infection.” Further, the Additional Solicitor General for India informed the Court that a technical team had been deputed by the Central Government and was already on the job, to assess the deficiencies in the health care facilities in the State of Bihar and make suggestions. In view of this, the Court directed that the team to examine the aforesaid aspect of RT-PCR testing and availability of other confirmatory tests for COVID-19 and to inform the Court as to how the number of tests per day can be optimized and the number of days in reporting results of COVID-19 tests can be reduced, for this Court to pass appropriate orders in this regard on the next date Black-marketing of oxygen and other drugs relevant for treating COVID patients At the outset, the Court noted, “It is true that when humankind is undergoing one of the darkest periods because of an unprecedented outbreak of the pandemic, there are crooks and black sheep who attempt to derive gains through illicit means, taking advantage of the human sufferings.” Further, the Court said that if the black-marketing of oxygen/ oxygen cylinders/ drugs essential for treating COVID patients was within the knowledge of the officials of the State, the concerned officials were obligated under law to take appropriate action by the institution of cases under various statutory provisions which are in place; else they can be blamed for being party to these grave misdeeds in the wake of the challenges which the society at large is presently facing. The Court also asked as to whether the State officials have registered any case alleging black-marketing of drugs essential for treating COVID patients. The Court observed that it would be a grave failure on the part of the executive if no strict action is taken against those indulging in such misconducts, having criminal liability. Offences against healthcare personnel Regarding offences against healthcare personnel, the Court remarked, “It is about time for the State officials to take stern action against those found to be committing offences against healthcare personnel.” Regarding the shortage of beds, the Court remarked, “The shortage of COVID beds can be to some extent overcome by permitting the private hospitals to enhance number of beds for COVID treatment. Alternatively, applying the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005, the State Government may requisition such private hospitals and other establishments for treatment of COVID patients in case of emergency.” Considering the grave situation prevailing in the State of Bihar, the Bench has decided to take up this matter on a day-to-day basis. Click here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsPatna High Court COVID -19 Bihar Government Oxygen Supply Oxygen Shortage LIFE SAVING DRUGS Black Marketing Of Life Saving Drugs Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh Justice Mohit Kumar Shah Next Storylast_img read more

Hiker reflects on being revived after going missing in mountain in freezing weather

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first_imgSamson1976/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The hiker rescued after going missing during a mountain hike praised the team of doctors who revived him after his heart stopped for nearly 45 minutes.Michael Knapinski, 45, told ABC New’s Good Morning America that he’s grateful for the staff at Harborview Medical Center who saved his life after he was caught in a whiteout situation while hiking in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state last week. Doctors said Knapinski’s heart stopped when he arrived at the hospital, and for over 45 minutes, they used CPR and other methods to get it pumping again.“I mean, there were hundreds of people looking for me and a humongous team of doctors working for me. I’m already a pretty grateful person, but this is just life-changing,” Knapinski told GMA from his hospital bed.Knapinski said he went hiking with his friend on Nov. 7; along the way, they decided to split up and explore different parts of the mountain. Knapinski, who had gone on a 15-mile hike the day before, said the weather picked up as he hiked alone and his surroundings began to get into whiteout conditions as night fell.“I couldn’t see anything down there, zero visibility, even with a headlight or anything,” he said, adding that he has no memory between getting lost and waking up in the hospital. “I don’t know what happened.”National Park crews searched the park until early into the next morning, and temperatures had already dipped to below freezing, according to park officials. A Navy search and rescue team used a helicopter the next morning to find Knapinski.Dr. Nick Johnson, the emergency medicine and critical care specialist at Harborview Medical Center, told ABC News that when Knapinski arrived at the hospital, his body was 70 degrees Fahrenheit and his heart went into an “abnormal rhythm where it stopped pumping blood to the rest of the body.”“I would say the odds were against him,” Johnson said. “We certainly see a lot of people who spend nights in a cold, but he was one of the coldest people that I’ve seen arrive at the hospital, lose their pulse, have a cardiac arrest and survive.”The hospital activated its extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO team to treat Knapinski and revive him, according to Johnson. The team put tubes into the hiker’s major blood vessels, took the blood out of his body, warmed it up, provided it with oxygen and put it back in, according to the hospital staff.“I mean, essentially, we’re just we’re faced with a patient whose brain has been shut down by the cold. And we’re hoping that we’ll be able to buy enough time to reboot the most complicated computer in the world, essentially,” Dr. Jenelle Badulak, a member of the ECMO team at Harborview Medical Center, told ABC News.Knapinski woke up two days later, much to the relief of the hospital staff, Johnson said.“We had a little telephone celebration first and then all of us have taken turns doing a socially distant mass visit just to say hello, and actually get to talk to them in person,” he said.Knapinski said he was still regaining his cognitive abilities when he woke, but was in awe when the medical professionals told him what happened and how they saved his life.“I was like, ‘Holy moly,’” he said.“A lot of the people that worked on me didn’t really expect me to recover from this,” he added. “They came through my room, introduced themselves, said, ‘Hi, I’m so-and-so, I did this for you and I did that for you.’ I’m really glad they did that because it got me a chance to think a lot of people in.”Doctors said Knapinski will have a long road to recovery, including therapy to restore his memory and cognitive ability. Knapinski said he has some frostbite, stitches and bruises throughout his body.The hiker said he plans to give back to the hospital and the community through volunteer work. As for his future in hiking, Knapinski said he’d consider hiking the mountain again under better weather conditions.“I’ll be safer next time,” he said. “I won’t split up with anybody and definitely learn from my mistake.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more