Diurnal and seasonal variation in oral glucose tolerance: Studies in the Antarctic

first_imgOral glucose tolerance tests were performed in 12 young men in the Antarctic. Tests were done in the morning and afternoon at three monthly intervals (March, June, September, December). The characteristic diurnal variation in glucose tolerance persisted throughout the year, but was greater in the warmer months (March and December). There were significant seasonal differences in glucose tolerance; blood glucose values were lowest, both morning and afternoon, in December (midsummer). In one pair of tests performed during a reversal of normal sleep/activity pattern, the direction of the normal diurnal variation of glucose tolerance was also reversed.last_img

TechnipFMC on track to separate engineering and construction unit in 2020

first_imgIn August 2019, TechnipFMC said that it will spin off its engineering and construction business into a separate company called Technip Energies TechnipFMC will split its business into two separate publicly traded companies (Credit: TechnipFMC plc) TechnipFMC revealed that its previously announced transaction to split its business into two separate publicly traded companies is on track to be wrapped up in the second quarter of this year.In August 2019, the oilfield services provider said that it will spin off its engineering and construction business into a separate company called Technip Energies to capitalise on the global energy transition while boosting value creation.At that time, TechnipFMC said that the business separation into two diversified pure-play companies is anticipated to enhance their focus on their respective strategies while gaining improved flexibility and growth opportunities.The completion of the transaction is subject to approval of the European Union (EU) prospectus of Technip Energies by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). It will also continue to be subject to general market conditions, approvals from regulators, and final approval from TechnipFMC’s board.The oilfield services provider, in a statement, said: “While awaiting receipt of all final approvals, the Company and its employees will stay focused on delivering operational excellence and world-class service to its clients.”The company said that the transaction will be structured as a spin-off of its onshore/offshore segment, which will be incorporated in the Netherlands and headquartered in Paris.TechnipFMC will list Technip Energies on the Euronext Paris exchangeTechnip Energies, which will trade on the Euronext Paris exchange, will have nearly 15,000 employees. The new engineering and construction company will include Genesis, a front end engineering and design services provider, and also Loading Systems, and Cybernetix.According to TechnipFMC, the spin-out company will be well placed to tap into LNG opportunities owing to its disciplined project delivery model, track record, and diversified capabilities.TechnipFMC stated: “In addition, the new company will benefit from its leadership position, in terms of backlog, in the downstream market, as well as future growth opportunities in biofuels, green chemistry and other energy alternatives.”The retained business of the oilfield services provider, which will operate under the original name, will be a fully-integrated technology and services provider in the oil and gas industry.TechnipFMC, which will have nearly 22,000 employees, will continue to be incorporated in the UK with headquarters in Houston, US. The company will be listed on the NYSE and also on the Euronext Paris exchange.last_img read more

USA: Raytheon Common Ground System Passes Launch Test

first_imgThe Raytheon Company  developed Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System achieved a major milestone on the road to NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) launch with the successful completion of the NPP Compatibility Test 4 this August. This is the last major comprehensive test prior to the scheduled October launch.The compatibility test consisted of 288 hours of continuous mission-like operations exercising the flow of mission data from Svalbard, Norway, through the Raytheon-developed Command, Control & Communications Segment and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Air Force Weather Agency data processing segments, called IDPSs. In addition, data records were sent to the payload-support toolkit and to NOAA’s Environmental Satellite Data & Information Service, as well as to NASA and Air Force Weather Agency customer systems in Suitland, Md.; Greenbelt, Md.; Asheville, N.C.; and Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb.“The NPP mission was designed to provide flight experience and assess risk for Joint Polar Satellite System instruments, as well as the associated ground system, and climate data continuity between the NASA Earth Observation System missions and the first JPSS launch. However, because of recent funding reductions, NPP data will be used in operational forecasting models,” said Bill Sullivan, program director for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems’ JPSS Common Ground System (CGS). “We placed a significant load on the systems, which performed with minimal issues during the duration of the test, giving us increased confidence in the NPP mission.”The compatibility test also used JPSS ground systems and flight products to command the NPP satellite for a total of 144 hours. The spacecraft bus and all the spacecraft instruments were exercised via commands originating from the project’s Mission Management Center in the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Md. All satellite command and control systems were tested, including mission planning, trending, science data processing and load building. Nearly 200 team members participated in the testing event, including teams from the spacecraft, ground and flight segments.The JPSS Common Ground System, which was developed by Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems business and fielded in 2008, is planned to support the Defense Weather Satellite System. Also, the CGS currently supports Europe’s MetOp satellite and is scheduled on other future international polar-orbiting missions such as Japan’s GCOM satellite.Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.[mappress]Source: raytheon, August 26, 2011; View post tag: Ground USA: Raytheon Common Ground System Passes Launch Test View post tag: News by topic View post tag: launch Equipment & technology View post tag: Naval View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: Commoncenter_img August 26, 2011 View post tag: passes View post tag: test View post tag: Navy View post tag: system Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Common Ground System Passes Launch Test Share this articlelast_img read more

Winter Storm Arrives Thursday Morning

first_img14th Street Pier A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ATLANTIC AND CAPE MAY COUNTIES FOR THURSDAY.A Winter Storm is headed our way with the potential of significant to major snowfall over the much of the Northeastern U.S. Pretty amazing given the fact that temperatures will be in the 60s. There will be a big difference in snow accumulations across the state due to the expected track of the storm and changeover times of rain to snow.Last Mild Day..Mild air continues to take hold over the East Coast. But that will come to an end. A strong cold front will push through during the day Wednesday shifting winds from the southwest to the northwest. Temperatures will begin to drop Wednesday night as cold air rushes in.High temperatures before the front moves in Wednesday. (50s Coast, 60s Inland)Winter Storm Arrives Thursday morning..Models are coming together for a nasty winter storm for the Northeast U.S. A wave of low pressure will ride along the front bringing a round of precipitation overnight Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Temperatures will be in the 40s overnight which will be “warm” enough for rain.Computer models show that rain arrives after 1am Thursday. (Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.com)As cold air races in and the storm begins to rapidly intensify offshore, rain is expected to change to snow.Computer model shows intensifying storm offshore pulling cold air into our area changing rain to snow. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)Atlantic and Cape May Counties will be the last in the state to changeover. Coupled with “warm” surface temperatures, snow amounts in our area will be limited unlike the rest of the state. If you are traveling north & west, snow accumulations will increase especially when you travel into northern Ocean County and further into Southwestern NJ and Philadelphia where 4″-6″ are possible.Expected snow amounts expected to be around 1″ – 2″ especially in Cape May County. A little more snow (3″+) is expected as you move in Atlantic county. Roads will mainly be wet through the early morning but as steadier snow falls after 8am, roads could get slushy as temperatures approach the freezing mark.NOAA: Snow total ensembles are coming closer together showing most likely snowfall less than 3″.Any snow should end after 2pm Thursday. However, temperatures will remain in the 30s, winds will gust over 30mph in the afternoon and evening causing wind chills to drop into the 20s and then teens at night. Any standing water or slush will freeze after dark, so watch for ice!Cold blast will continue into Friday where highs will remain in the 30s despite sunny skies. Temperatures will rebound this weekend back into the 40s and near 50 by Sunday.WHAT TO EXPECTRain arrives after 4am ThursdayRain mixes with sleet and snow after 7am ThursdaySteady snow possible 9am-11amTotal Accumulations around 1″ – 2″last_img read more

Detailed guide: Local COVID alert level: very high

first_img PDF, 235KB, 35 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (large print) PDF, 9MB, 49 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Polish) Jobcentre Plus sites courts and probation services civil registrations offices passport and visa services services provided to victims of crime waste or recycling centres getting an MOT for education, registered childcare, and supervised activities for children, see further information on education and childcare for arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents or guardians to allow contact between birth parents and children in care, as well as between siblings in care for prospective adopting parents to meet a child or children who may be placed with them to place or facilitate the placing of a child or children in the care of another by social services for the purpose of managing childcare through a childcare bubble on recreational team sport on outdoor sport and recreation in England for providers of grassroots sports and gym and leisure facilities PDF, 331KB, 33 pages If you need to enter through a house to get to a garden or other outside space and there is no alternative access, you should wear a face covering, wash or sanitise your hands when entering, and then go straight to the outside space. If you need to use the bathroom, wash your hands thoroughly and go back outside immediately. You should maintain social distancing from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble, and hosts should follow fresh air (ventilation) guidance.When you can meet with more people or meet indoorsGatherings above the limit of 6 people or 2 households outdoors, or any gatherings indoors, can only take place if they are permitted by an exemption. These exemptions are listed on this page.This means, for example, a tradesperson can go into a household without breaking the limit if they are there for work, and the officiant at a wedding would not count towards the limit.Support and childcare bubblesYou have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a support or childcare bubble. This means not everyone will be able to form a bubble. See the separate guidance on support bubbles and childcare bubbles.You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare. You cannot use a childcare bubble to mix with another household for any other reason. This means you cannot use a childcare bubble to meet socially with another household.Going to workYou should continue to work from home where you can.If you cannot work from home you should continue to travel to your workplace. You do not need to be classed as a critical worker to go to work if you cannot work from home.Employers and employees should discuss their working arrangements, and employers should take every possible step to facilitate their employees working from home, including providing suitable IT and equipment to enable remote working. Where people cannot work from home, employers should take steps to make their workplaces COVID-19 secure and help employees avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.COVID-secure guidelines are available for sectors across the economy to substantially reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.See guidance for reopening businesses and venuesMeeting others for workYou can gather in larger groups or meet indoors where it is necessary for your work. This does not include social gatherings with work colleagues.Working in other people’s homesWhere it is reasonably necessary for you to work in other people’s homes you can continue to do so, for example if you’re a: kitchens sleeping areas bathrooms indoor communal areas such as lounges, sitting areas and any lifts, staircases or internal corridors for entry and exit into the accommodation The limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian. Gatherings above the limit can take place where reasonably necessary for work or volunteering. Where a group includes someone covered by an exception (for example, someone who is working or volunteering to facilitate the group), they are not generally counted as part of the gatherings limit.Exercise, sport and physical activityYou can do unlimited exercise outdoors but there are limits on the number of people you can exercise with. It can be either: You can also take part in formally organised outdoor sports or licensed physical activity with any number of people. This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment. You should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what avoiding contact means for your sport.Indoor leisure facilities may open for you to exercise on your own, or with your household or support bubble.You must not meet indoors for sport, except for: Request an accessible format. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. on your own in a group of up to 6 people in a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (and their support bubbles, if eligible) PDF, 300KB, 36 pages Request an accessible format. You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare and cannot use it to mix with another household for any other reason (for example to socialise). You have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a childcare bubble. See the separate guidance on childcare bubbles.Parent and child groupsParent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors (but not in private homes or gardens) if they are for the benefit of children aged under 5 and organised by a business, charity or public body. This includes groups that are primarily focused on social and developmental activities.Parent and child groups must be limited to no more than 15 people. Children under five and anyone working or volunteering as part of the group, such as a group leader, are not counted in this number.Support groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their childrenSupport groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their children, such as breastfeeding or postnatal groups, which have to be delivered in person may continue to meet indoors, but must follow the same rules as other support groups. See the support groups section of this guidance.Providing care or assistanceYou can continue to gather in larger groups or meet indoors where this is reasonably necessary: walk or cycle where possible you must not share a car with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless your journey is made for an exempt reason plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport regularly wash or sanitise your hands wear a face covering on public transport, unless you’re exempt stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Slovak) PDF, 373KB, 36 pages Those who are campaigning for a specific outcome in elections or referendums can carry out door-to-door campaigning activity in accordance with guidance on elections and referendums during COVID-19.You can gather in larger groups or meet indoors for gatherings within criminal justice accommodation or immigration detention centres.If you break the rulesThe police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).You can be given a fixed penalty notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.You can be fined £800 if you go to a private indoor gathering such as a house party of over 15 people from outside your household, which will double for each repeat offence to a maximum level of £6,400.If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can fine you £10,000.Care home visitsYou should check the guidance on visiting care homes during COVID-19 to find out how visits should be conducted. Residents must follow the national restrictions if they are having a visit out of the care home.There is separate guidance for people in supported living.Staying away from home overnightYou can stay overnight in a campsite, caravan, boat, second home, or other self-contained accommodation. This should only be with your household or support bubble. You must not stay overnight with anyone not in your household or support bubble, unless a legal exemption applies.Self-contained holiday accommodation may reopen. This is accommodation in which facilities are restricted to exclusive use of a single household/support bubble. Such facilities include: PDF, 328KB, 32 pages Additional exemptionsThere are further reasonable excuses. For example, you may gather in larger groups or meet indoors: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Gurmukhi) PDF, 346KB, 32 pages PDF, 365KB, 38 pages dental services opticians audiology services chiropody chiropractors osteopaths other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health You can also provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people inside someone’s home, where necessary. However, you must only meet indoors or in a larger group where it is reasonably necessary to provide care or assistance. This means you cannot meet socially indoors with someone who is vulnerable unless they are in your household or support bubble, or another exemption applies.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times. There is further guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.Support groupsSupport groups that have to be delivered in person can continue with up to 15 participants where officially organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support. Support groups must be organised by a business, charity or public body and must not take place in a private home or garden. All participants should maintain social distancing. Examples of support groups include those that provide support to: The following types of tests will restart: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (easy read) visit someone who is dying visit someone in a care home (if permitted under care home guidance), hospital or hospice to accompany a family member or close friend to a medical appointment. to fulfil legal obligations to carry out activities related to buying, selling or moving house for the purpose of COVID-secure protests or picketing where the organiser has taken the required precautions, including completing a risk assessment where it is reasonably necessary to support voting in an election or referendum (such as vote counting or for legal observers). You must follow the social contact rules when travelling in private vehicles. This means you must not share enclosed private vehicles with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless an exemption exists, such as you are sharing the vehicle with someone working (e.g. a taxi). Where a vehicle is open air, you must follow the outdoor gathering limits.There is additional guidance on safer travel, including on the safe use of public transport.Travelling within the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Channel IslandsTravelling to EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel to England.You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel from before making arrangements to travel.Provided you are permitted to travel from another part of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), you may enter England and are not required to quarantine on arrival. If you do travel to England, you must follow the restrictions on what you can and cannot do.Travelling from EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel from England. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave England to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel.Travelling to or from Northern IrelandCurrently in Northern Ireland it is against the law to leave home without a reasonable excuse. Those arriving into Northern Ireland from another part of the Common Travel Area are asked to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. There are a number of exemptions to this request.Travelling to or from ScotlandNon-essential travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and the wider Common Travel Area, remains restricted. This means it is illegal to enter or leave Scotland unless you have a reasonable excuse. Travelling for a holiday is not a reasonable excuse. The guidance provides advice on reasonable excuses to travel to and from Scotland.Travelling to or from WalesThere are no restrictions in place for travel into or out of Wales as long as you are travelling within the UK or wider Common Travel Area (the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). Across the different parts of the Common Travel Area, there may be rules in place that restrict travel from Wales. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave Wales to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel. The guidance provides advice on travelling to and from Wales.International travelTravelling internationally from EnglandYou can only travel internationally from England where you have a reasonable excuse to leave the UK, such as work. International holidays are not permitted.Some jobs qualify for exemptions for certain travel related requirements, such as self isolation and testing. See guidance on which jobs and circumstances qualify for travel exemptions.If you do need to travel overseas (and have a reasonable excuse to do so), you are required to complete a mandatory outbound ‘Declaration to Travel’ form unless an exemption applies to you. You must state your reasons for travel on the form before leaving the UK.You should also consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting. You should look at the rules in place at your destination and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice. You should do this even if you are returning to a place you’ve visited before.Travelling to England from outside the UKAll visitors to England are subject to the coronavirus restriction rules.People planning to travel to England should follow the guidance on entering the UK. Before travelling to the UK, you must complete a passenger locator form and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, unless you are exempt.All arrivals will need to take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining. Arrivals must book a travel test package. See the guidance on how to quarantine when you arrive in England.You cannot travel to the UK if you’ve visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days, unless you’re: quarantine for 10 days in a managed quarantine hotel take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantining, the tests are included in the hotel package follow the guidance on this page The NHS continues to carry out urgent and non-urgent services safely. It is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and gets help.The majority of public services will continue. These include: You should follow the guidance on working in other people’s homes.Where a work meeting does not need to take place in a private home or garden, it should not.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable or live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerableIf you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable then you should continue to work from home where possible. If you cannot work from home, you can go to your workplace. Your employer is required to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace and should be able to explain to you the measures they have put in place to keep you safe at work. Some employers may introduce regular testing of employees as part of these measures. You may also want to consider how you get to and from work, for example, if it is possible to avoid using public transport during rush hour.If you live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable then you can continue to go to work if you are unable to work from home.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus, including what to do to reduce your risk of catching or passing on the virus at home.If you are worried about going in to work or you cannot workThere is guidance if you need to self-isolate or cannot go to work due to coronavirus and what to do if you’re employed and cannot work.Citizens Advice has advice if you’re worried about working, including what to do if you think your workplace is not safe, or if you live with someone vulnerable.Support is available if you cannot work, for example if you need to care for someone or you have less work.There is further advice for employers and employees from ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).Going to school or collegeSchool pupils and students in further education should go to school and college.All schools, colleges and other further education settings are open for face-to-face teaching during term time. It remains very important for children and young people to attend, to support their wellbeing and education and to help working parents and guardians.Clinically extremely vulnerable pupils and students should go to school or college.There is further guidance on what parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19.Rapid lateral flow testing is now available for free for everyone in England. It is recommended for all secondary school pupils and college students, their families and all school and college staff.See the guidance on how you can get regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).Universities and higher educationStudents in university and other higher education settings undertaking practical and practice based courses who require specialist equipment and facilities can go to in-person teaching and learning where reasonably necessary. Providers should not ask students to return if their course can reasonably be continued online.All other students should continue to learn remotely and remain where they’re living until in-person teaching starts again, wherever possible. Following a review, the government has announced that in-person teaching and learning should resume for all students alongside Step 3, which will take place no earlier than 17 May.Students who have returned to higher education settings, including university, should not move back and forward between their permanent home and student home during term time, unless they meet one of the exemptions.Higher education students who have moved to university accommodation will be able to return to a non-term residence before 29 April 2021, if they wish to. This will allow university students to return to a family or other address for the holidays. However, in order to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19, students should remain in their term time accommodation where possible, especially those students who returned to campus from 8 March. Students should take a test before they travel.There is guidance for universities and students starting and returning to higher education.Students should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 at all times.ChildcareAll children can go to registered childcare, childminders, wraparound care and other supervised children’s activities indoors and outdoors.Parent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors, with restrictions on numbers attending. See the parent and child groups section of this guidance.Meeting others for childcarePeople can continue to gather indoors or in larger groups outdoors where this is reasonably necessary: Find out more about the red list travel ban countriesEveryone allowed to enter England who has visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days must: Further guidance on hotels and other guest accommodation is available for self-contained holiday accommodation that is able to reopen.A full list of reasons can be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in England.Travelling within EnglandYou should continue to minimise the amount you travel where possible. This means you should avoid making unnecessary trips and combine trips where possible.If you need to travel: parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests public and botanical gardens the grounds of a heritage site outdoor sculpture parks allotments public playgrounds outdoor sports venues and facilities outdoor hospitality venues outdoor attractions (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Gujarati) If you’re in a support bubbleIf you are eligible to form a support bubble, you and your support bubble count as one household towards the limit of 2 households when meeting others outdoors. This means, for example, that you and your support bubble can meet with another household, even if the group is more than 6 people.Where you can meetYou can meet in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (including their support bubbles) outdoors. This includes private outdoor spaces, such as gardens, and other outdoor public places and venues that are open. These include the following: PDF, 328KB, 29 pages Large print, easy read and translations If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. 12 April: What’s changedSome of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them, or another exemption applies. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ (the roadmap) for more information on how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in England. It is underpinned by law.From 12 April: in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6) in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible) PDF, 348KB, 36 pages theory tests motorcycle tests LGV driving tests car and trailer driving tests If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. nanny cleaner tradesperson social care worker providing support to children and families Driving lessons and learning to driveDriving tests and driving lessons may resume. Further guidance on learning to drive during coronavirus is available.You will be able to restart: See the guidance on booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in EnglandAdvice for visitors and foreign nationals in EnglandForeign nationals are subject to the national restrictions.If you are visiting the UK, you may return home. You should check whether there are any restrictions in place at your destination.Moving homeYou can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless reasonably necessary.Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.Financial supportWherever you live, you may be able to get financial help.See further information on business support and financial support if you’re off work because of coronavirus.Businesses and venuesTo reduce social contact, some businesses must remain closed or follow restrictions on how they provide goods and services. You can read the full list of businesses required to remain closed in England.There is further guidance on reopening businesses and venues which explains which business will be permitted to open at each step of the roadmap.From 12 April, further venues will be permitted to open. Unless a specific exemption exists, you must only visit these as a single household or bubble indoors, or in a group of 6 people or 2 households outdoors.Outdoor areas at hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, social clubs, including in members’ clubs) can reopen. Hospitality venues can also provide takeaway alcohol. These venues may allow customers to use an inside bathroom and customers can order and pay indoors. At any premises serving alcohol, customers will be required to order, be served and eat/drink while seated (“table service”). Venues will be prohibited from providing smoking equipment such as shisha pipes, for use on the premises.Outdoor attractions at venues such as animal attractions, theme parks, and skating rinks will also be permitted to reopen. A full list can be found here. This does not include outdoor cinemas and theatres, which will be limited to drive-in performances only. When going to these events, you must not share your vehicle with anyone outside your household or support bubble, unless there is an exemption, such as for providing care to a vulnerable person or for work purposes.Businesses which are allowed to re-open that operate in otherwise closed attractions (such as a gift shop or a takeaway kiosk at an indoor museum) may only open where they are a self-contained unit and can be accessed directly from the street.Personal care services (including those provided from a mobile setting), indoor sports facilities, self-contained accommodation, and public buildings (such as community centres) may also reopen.Businesses eligible to host childcare and supervised activities for children will now be able to host these activities (including sport) for all children, regardless of circumstances.Healthcare and public servicesThe NHS and medical services remain open, including: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Bengali) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Arabic) to visit people in your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one) to provide informal childcare for children aged 13 or under as part of a childcare bubble (for example, to enable parents to work, not to enable socialising between adults) to provide emergency assistance to go to a support group of up to 15 participants, the limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian for respite care where that care is being provided to a vulnerable person or a disabled person, or is a short break in respect of a looked-after child to provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people, including shopping for essential items and accessing services on their behalf (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Urdu) a British national an Irish national anyone with residence rights in the UK (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Hindi) PDF, 369KB, 26 pages You should follow the guidance: Elite sportspeopleElite sportspeople (or those on an official elite sports pathway) can meet in larger groups or meet indoors to compete and train. They can be joined by their coaches if necessary, or their parents and guardians if they’re under 18.Funerals and linked commemorative eventsFunerals are allowed with limits on attendance, and must only take place in COVID-secure venues or in public outdoor places. The venue manager or event organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment.Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people and may take place indoors. Linked religious or belief-based commemorative events, such as wakes, stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance.Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is guidance for arranging or going to a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic.Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptionsNo more than 15 people (of any age) can be at a wedding, civil partnership ceremony or reception. Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is further guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.Places of worshipYou can go to places of worship for a service. When a service is taking place indoors you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. You should maintain social distancing at all times, staying 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble.When a service is taking place outdoors, you must not mingle in groups larger than 6, except for groups from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible). You should maintain strict social distancing from other groups and households at all times.You should follow the national guidance on the safe use of places of worship.Volunteering and charitable servicesYou can gather above the limit of 6 people or 2 households, or gather indoors, where this is reasonably necessary in order to provide voluntary or charitable services.You should follow the guidance on Volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19).Other circumstances where you can gather in groups of more than six people or two householdsMaternityYou can be indoors with someone who is giving birth or receiving treatment in hospital. You should check the relevant hospital’s visiting policies. There is further NHS guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus.Avoiding injury or harmYou can gather in larger groups or indoors to provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape a risk of harm (including domestic abuse).Compassionate visitsYou can gather in larger groups or indoors, with people outside your household or support bubble, to: car driving lessons car and trailer driving lessons large goods vehicle (LGV) training driving instructor training (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Welsh) disability sport sports with your household or support bubble sports as part of the curriculum in education supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s (including those who were under 18 on 31 August 2020), this should be limited to 15 participants Keeping yourself and others safeSocial distancing is still very important. You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.You should follow this guidance in full to limit spreading COVID-19. It is underpinned by law.Face coveringsYou must wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse. This is the law. Read guidance on face coverings.If you are clinically extremely vulnerableIf you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are advised to continue taking extra precautions to protect yourself. It is important that you continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to limit the amount of time you spend in settings where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19To help protect yourself and your friends, family, and community you should continue to follow all of the guidance on this page even if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.The vaccines have been shown to reduce the likelihood of severe illness in most people. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective, so those who have received the vaccine should continue to take recommended precautions to avoid infection.We do not know by how much the vaccine stops COVID-19 from spreading. Even if you have been vaccinated, you could still spread COVID-19 to others.Asymptomatic testingRapid lateral flow testing is now available free to anybody without symptoms. You can get your tests from pharmacies, testing sites, employers, schools, colleges and universities.Find out more about how to get rapid lateral flow testsTesting twice a week will help make sure you don’t have COVID-19, reducing the risk to those around you.If you have symptoms you should continue to get a PCR test. If you’re not sure, you can find out which coronavirus test you should get.Meeting family and friends indoorsYou must not meet indoors with anybody you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them (if you are eligible), or another legal exemption applies.Meeting friends and family outdoors (rule of 6)You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either: PDF, 341KB, 32 pages PDF, 282KB, 33 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Somali) victims of crime (including domestic abuse) those with, or recovering from, addictions (including alcohol, narcotics or other substance addictions) or addictive patterns of behaviour those with, or caring for people with, any long-term illness or terminal condition or who are vulnerable (including those with a mental health condition) those facing issues related to their sexuality or identity (including those living as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) those who have suffered bereavement vulnerable young people (including to enable them to meet youth workers) disabled people and their carers (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Shahmukhi) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Farsi) non-essential retail can reopen personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number) weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test) you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible PDF, 262KB, 32 pageslast_img read more

New outlets and book for Gail’s

first_imgGail’s is planning to open up to four new sites in 2013 and launch a recipe book, British Baker can reveal.Tom Molnar, co-owner of the artisan bakery chain based in the capital, spoke exclusively to British Baker revealing future plans for Gail’s in the new year. It comes at the same time the company has launched its first restaurant – Gail’s Kitchen – which opens on Bayley Street in central London on 21 November.The firm has confirmed plans to open its first retail bakery outlet for 2013 in Dulwich Village, south London, during March, taking Gail’s store count to 14. Molnar said: “Our goal is to open up to an additional three sites in the next year, but it takes time and there’s no pressure on us to open a set amount of stores. People have also been asking about a book, and we started to write one last year but then the restaurant business came up. It’s likely that it will happen though, as there’s a huge amount of public interest for it.”He added that the Gail’s recipe book would stick to the business’ core offering of bread and bakery goods, including cakes and tartlets.Gail’s Kitchen, which has been given around £500,000 worth of financial backing, will serve afternoon tea as well as a range of dishes as part of its breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.”We couldn’t stray too far away from our bakery background, so we wanted to bring bread to the restaurant and show how to use it in different meals,” Molnar added.“Opening a restaurant wasn’t part of a big strategic plan, we met with a chef who previously worked at restaurants such as Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, and we found a site and thought it was too big to open as a Gail’s Bakery. So it was very opportunistic.”The company has based the new restaurant’s menu on sharing plates, which it said has been “inspired by the baker and their oven”, while the décor of the new eatery will feature a wall displaying fresh produce constructed from burnished steel and large white ceramic tiles to create a similar look to an old-fashioned bakery.For the remainder of 2012, Gail’s is opening two further bakery sites in London – one based next door to the new restaurant in Bloomsbury, and its second on King’s Road in Chelsea during December.last_img read more

London Stage actors, students to perform in two-month-long Shakespeare festival

first_imgStudents and professional actors will take the stage together throughout August and September to perform Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Much Ado About Nothing and The Merry Wives of Windsor as part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF), an annual event that spans two months and connects students, actors and the community.This year is a milestone for the NDSF, Grant Mudge, the Ryan producing artistic director for the festival, said. It not only marks the event’s 15th year at Notre Dame, but also the 150th anniversary of the first full production of a Shakespeare play on campus and the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.Photo Courtesy of Aaron Nichols Henry IV, the first Shakespeare play to be performed in its entirety at Notre Dame, was an obvious choice for this year’s Professional Company show, Mudge said. The play presents a moral dilemma to its characters, he said.“Henry IV is about Prince Henry choosing his path in life, between [Sir John] Falstaff’s way of life and that of his father—a sort of severe rigor of justice and the law—versus a life of licentiousness and drunken debauchery,” Mudge said.Actors from the London Stage, a group of five professional actors from the London Theatre, will perform Much Ado About Nothing, Mudge said. Senior Guillermo Alonso, who plays Poins and Feeble in Henry IV and Bardolph in The Merry Wives of Windsor highlighted the unique experience the festival provides to Notre Dame and the community.“The main-stage show will allow audiences to experience a full-fledged professional production of Shakespeare, such as the one you might experience by going to the British National Theatre,” Alonso said. “The festival really offers a very unique theatrical experience.” Sophomore Helena Petlick, the stage manager for Merry Wives of Windsor and the assistant stage manager for Henry IV, said that the festival gives students a chance to experience theater in a way they never have before. “Students can go into the theatre right on campus and can engage with professional actors that have performed on Broadway and have acted in films in Hollywood,” Petlick said. Petlick believes seeing a live performance will lead students to see Shakespeare differently.“Unfortunately, there’s a preconceived notion that one has to be a scholar or English major to understand and enjoy Shakespeare, and that’s just not true,” Petlick said. Alonso said he also hoped the festival will give students a deeper appreciation of Shakespeare.“Students going to the festival will be able to witness just how malleable Shakespeare really is, and hopefully it will make them appreciate the genius behind the Bard.”A free performance of Merry Wives of Windsor will be held for students on August 25 at 7 p.m. in front of the Main Building. Henry IV will be performed from August 21-31 and Much Ado About Nothing will be performed from September 17-19 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased by visiting performingarts.nd.edu or by calling 574-631-2800. Additional information on the NDSF can be found at shakespeare.nd.edu.Tags: Henry IV, London Stage, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare at Notre Damelast_img read more

Successful Debut of Laney’s BBQ Sauce

first_imgLaney’s BBQ Sauce was introduced to the local market with a tasting at the Jelly Mill. It was a huge success and exceeded all of Laney’sexpectations. Clint Lewis, owner of the Jelly Mill, said: “we’ve always thought the barbeque sauce on the ribs at Laney’s was the best in the world, so we are thrilled that Laney is now offering it for sale through our shop and others across the country. We always like to be proud of the quality of what we sell, and we know we can tell our customers sincerely that they’ll never find a better barbeque sauce anywhere–for ribs, chops, chicken or steak. When Laney set up a tasting here at The Jelly Mill, nearly every customer who tried it bought at least one jar. We are proud to be one of Laney’s first dealers, and we’re looking forward to a long relationship.”Sales of Laney’s BBQ Sauce are gaining momentum in New York City and surrounding areas. The sauce will again be available for tasting onSaturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th at the Antique Car Show at Hildene Meadows. Stop by Laney’s booth, meet Laney and sample her delicioussauce.Laney’s BBQ Sauce, made from fresh herbs and the finest ingredients, is rich and thick in character. Its smooth zesty flavor enhances ribs,chicken, fresh fish, steaks, burgers and adds great flavor to your own sauces. For health conscious consumers, Laney’s BBQ Sauce has no fat, no cholesterol and is low in calories.Laney’s BBQ Sauce has been awarded the Vermont Seal of Quality. Ski Magazine declared Laney’s “the best ribs in Vermont” Laney’s customers declare our BBQ Sauce the “best ever.” Use this sauce with proven customer acceptance. Laney’s BBQ Sauce will be introduced to the national market at the Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City in July.Laney’s Restaurant, Route 11/30 in Manchester was founded in 1988 by the Davis Family and continues to be owned and family operated by the Davis & Carieri Families. There success has been based on the consistent quality of their food and outstanding service. Laney’s lively contemporary Restaurant specializes in BBQ Ribs & Chicken with a wonderful selection of hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and gourmet pizza’s cooked on the hearth of the first wood fired brick oven in Vermont.To order Laney’s BBQ Sauce please call the restaurant at 802-362-4456, stop in The Jelly Mill, Mary’s Kitchen in Manchester, VT or the Winhall Market in Bondvillelast_img read more

How leaders break the trust barrier for high performance

first_imgTrust. Find any high performance team with sustained success and you’ll find it. It’s the glue of relationships. It’s the desire to serve the team over self.As important as it is, you’ll receive little training on it in an MBA program. You may have experienced it, but it seems elusive. Few can describe it; fewer can teach it, and finding a leader who can create it multiple times seems like a dream.Enter Colonel JV Venable. He’s a graduate of the USAF’s Fighter Weapons School. He commanded and led the USAF Thunderbirds and 1100 American airmen.“Commitment is the demonstrated will to deliver for the people around you.” -JV VenableTeaching trust is crucial. Think about the trust needed to fly within inches of another yet at over 500 miles per hour. You just can’t imagine doing it without the highest degree of trust. JV’s new book, Breaking the Trust Barrier: How Leaders Close the Gaps for High Performance, shares lessons from his experience as a Top Gun instructor with all of us. I recently asked him about creating this level of trust and how everyone can learn from his experience. continue reading » 82SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Works on rehabilitation of certain sections of motorways are in progress, traffic is slowed down

first_imgAfter the tourist season, intensive works have begun on the rehabilitation of certain sections of motorways, which may affect or affect the slowed traffic, reports Croatian Motorways. In the rest area of ​​Maruna on the A1 Zagreb – Split motorway (between the Sveti Rok – Maslenica junction), in the direction of Dubrovnik, the temporary traffic regulation has been changed as of today. Due to extensive repair works, the carriageway and stop lane are closed to traffic, and traffic is guided by the overpass lane with a speed limit of 80 km / h. The planned completion of the works is by the end of December this year. Photo: HACcenter_img On the A4 Zagreb – Goričan motorway between the Ludbreg junction and the Varaždin junction in the direction of Goričan, rehabilitation works are being carried out on the Plitvice bridge, which is why traffic has been redirected to the road in the direction of Zagreb. Traffic is conducted in two directions for each direction in one lane, with a speed limit of 80 km / h. Due to this regulation, the Varaždin rest area in the direction of Goričan is closed to all traffic. The planned completion of the works is by mid-December this year. last_img read more