Premium / DVZ radar: Enter Germany’s controversial supply chain law

first_img Reset Your Password (This post was originally published here in German in Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung DVZ on 11 June; DVZ and Premium have agreed a partnership according to which relevant corporate/supply chain content published by DVZ can be exclusively used by Premium.)Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, passed the Supply Chain Act last week (w/c 31 May).The aim is to better protect human rights and the environment in the global economy – because across trade and production, fundamental human rights are regularly violated, and the environment is destroyed.With the “Draft … Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Susanne Landwehr 16/06/2021 Email* Email* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Forgotten your password? Please click here Please Login Password* LOGIN << Go back Reset Premium subscriber LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTERlast_img read more

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As Virus Rages in U.S., New York Guards Against Another Rise

first_imgWhile New York has been gradually reopening, it also has been quietly preparing to handle another surge if it comes. “We know how to fight this virus now. We have the resources,” said Stephen Hanse, who heads an association of New York nursing homes. The health care system overall is better prepared now, said Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, a Columbia University epidemiology professor. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered advice, ventilators, masks, gowns and medicine to states dealing with spikes in cases and hospitalizations and, in some places, rising deaths. Some health care workers are heading to other states to help fight the virus, reciprocating the influx that gave New York hospitals some much-needed relief just months ago. Rob Griffin, a professor of emergency management at the University of Albany, said the state needs to spell out rules for any future shutdowns, “so you don’t have to make a decision on the fly.” If such measures had been implemented by March 8, Columbia University researchers estimate about 17,500 lives could have been saved. The city’s Black and Hispanic residents were hospitalized and died of the virus at more than twice the rates of whites and Asians, and people from very poor neighborhoods at twice the rate of residents of wealthy areas. Now, as states from Florida to Texas to California see new confirmed cases soar, hospitals fill up and daily death tolls hit new records, numbers have dropped precipitously in the tri-state region. New York reported five new deaths statewide Sunday, when hospitals were caring for a total of about 800 coronavirus patients. “I’m not sure how long this progress is going to hold,” said Dr. Irwin Redlener, the director of the Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative at Columbia University. New York has taken reopening relatively slowly – and braked, postponing the resumption of indoor restaurant service in New York City, after cases began surging elsewhere. Thousands of contact tracers have been hired to try to keep the virus in check. And mask-wearing has been widespread in the nation’s biggest city since a city recommendation and subsequent state requirement in April, while some other states have only recently started telling residents to don masks in public. At the same time, the Democratic governor has ordered travelers from more than a dozen states to quarantine for 14 days, while urging New Yorkers not to let up on wearing masks or social distancing. A widely cited University of Washington model doesn’t project spikes – at least through its Nov. 1 time frame – in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whose Democratic governors have coordinated on traveler quarantines and, earlier, some shutdown policies. But that doesn’t mean the densely populated tri-state area is in the clear. Some experts have said New York didn’t move quickly enough early on. New York City’s massive public school system closed March 16, and a statewide stay-at-home order took effect March 22. After health workers in New York and elsewhere grappled with shortages of masks, gowns and other protective gear this spring, Cuomo said he would order hospitals to have a 90-day supply on hand. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would build its own reserve of ventilators, protective equipment and coronavirus test kits, identifying local suppliers and manufacturers rather than looking to federal authorities or global markets. Yet with the virus tearing through the South and West, Cuomo warned Friday it would eventually rear up again in New York. Deconflicting Information and Intelligence in a Crisis: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic CrisisEMT and Firefighter Collateral Stress of the COVID-19 Pandemic; Fire Preparation and Response During Protests and Riots in New York CityThe “New Normal”: Fire/EMS Budgets After COVID-19 “The big thing, for me, is to shut down swiftly, open up slowly and make sure there’s an infrastructure for communities we know are going to be impacted the most,” Williams said. “We learned lessons that we didn’t need to learn, and hopefully other people will, too.” Villeneuve reported from Albany, New York.center_img To New York City’s elected public advocate, Jumaane Williams, the city and state responses to the crisis were frustratingly blind to foreseeable inequities. As cases spiked in March and April, New York became the nation’s coronavirus nightmare, with New York City at the crux of it. Statewide, over 18,000 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals at one point in April. Daily deaths peaked at 799 in April, and have totaled over 24,000. __ Still, with more New Yorkers getting out and about and riding mass transit, and police taking a hands-off approach to enforcing mask and distancing rules after several violent clashes caught on video, experts worry it’s inevitable case numbers will spike. “We expect the virus to return in all of those states,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, head of the university’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. “The question is one of timing.” Related “We’ve learned a tough lesson that we have to create, and we have to protect ourselves,” said de Blasio, a Democrat, who also said the city would stockpile as many as 18 million shelf-stable meals. “The difference now is we know the capacity of this virus to rapidly spread to cause disease, its impact on the health care system and our needs in terms of testing, personal protective equipment, ventilators – all the other things we didn’t know six months ago,” said Lipkin, who is working with the city to test hundreds of thousands of people a week. FILE – In this April 13, 2020, file photo, a patient arrives in an ambulance cared for by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Williams feels New York’s shutdown was too slow and limited, leaving too many workers – many of them people of color – obliged to commute to jobs that might not have been able to provide protective equipment. That can’t happen again, the Democrat said. New York’s nursing homes, which lost more than 6,400 residents to the virus, have set up wings to separate infected residents. They’re now required to test staffers weekly and have at least a two-month supply of protective gear. And they are no longer accepting recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals, as the state initially directed them to do. They admitted over 6,300 patients before Cuomo reversed the policy under pressure May 10. “We’re doing everything we can,” he told WAMC radio, but “I can feel it coming.” New York’s early experience is a ready-made blueprint for states now finding themselves swamped by the disease. It could also come in handy at home, as the region readies for a potential second wave of infection that experts predict will likely come at some point. Others are preparing, too. NEW YORK (AP) – As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation’s deadliest outbreak this spring – while also trying to prepare in case another surge comes. Mount Sinai Hospital expanded from 94 intensive-care beds to 235 and converted an atrium and lobby into wards for less-critical patients at the height of the crisis. Now, it’s developing a coronavirus playbook of sorts, so clinicians will have how-tos immediately at hand, said Dr. Roopa Kohli-Seth, who oversees intensive care.last_img read more

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Minnesota’s season ends in first round loss to Wisconsin

first_imgMinnesota’s season ends in first round loss to WisconsinWisconsin’s Abby Roque scored two goals in the game.Max Ostenso, Daily File PhotoThe Gopher women’s hockey team watches on as senior defenseman Sydney Baldwin brings the puck down the ice on Dec. 1, 2017 at Ridder Arena. Max BiegertMarch 10, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe last time the Gophers didn’t make the Frozen Four, the year was 2011. That changed when a trip back to Ridder Arena and a seventh straight Frozen Four was on the line in Saturday’s game against Wisconsin.Minnesota (24-10-3) lost to Wisconsin (30-4-2) 4-0 in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday at LeBahn Arena in Madison, Wisconsin. With the loss, Minnesota’s season is over. It was just a week ago when Minnesota beat the same Wisconsin team, however, on Saturday, a trip to the Frozen Four wasn’t meant to be for the Gophers. “I think they played a much better game today than the last time we played them,” senior goaltender Sidney Peters said. “They came out today flying and they deserved that win.”Minnesota entered the third period down three goals. The Gophers registered one shot on net in the period. With 1:51 left in the game, Wisconsin’s Claudia Kepler sealed the victory and a trip to Ridder Arena for Wisconsin, scoring on a rebound. The Badgers came out strong, firing 14 shots at senior goaltender Sidney Peters, while the Gophers only managed to get five shots on the first team all-WCHA goaltender Kristen Campbell in the first period. Minnetonka native Presley Norby scored on a rebound shot form her knees with 9:52 during the first.  Sophomore Abby Roque extended the Badgers’ lead to 3-0 with two goals in a matter of 16 seconds. First, with 13:40 left in the second period, Roque received a pass from Maddie Rowe on a 3-on-2 and beat Peters with a wrist shot that made it 2-0. On the ensuing faceoff, Wisconsin won the puck and Roque ripped a wrist shot past Peters once again just 16 seconds after the first goal. “You never want to let two goals in a row like that, so I think that was a big momentum shift for Wisconsin and really kind of got their knife in us at that point,” Peters said. Minnesota graduates four seniors — Caitlin Reilly, Peters, Sydney Baldwin, and Cara Piazza. They leave the program capturing two national championships and three Frozen Fours. “Proud of the growth our group has shown throughout the year and to get to this point,” head coach Brad Frost said. “ It has been a really fun year and I am proud of these guys.”Next year, the Gophers return gold medalist Kelly Pannek, along with Sarah Potomak and her sister, Amy. Sarah and Pannek were first and second in goals on the team, respectively, during the 2016-17 season. “It will be tough having the Frozen Four at our place, but it’s been a great run,” Frost said. “Just to get the tournament has been tough and we have been able to do that for a number of years as well.”last_img read more

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Strike action disrupts courts nationwide

first_imgCourts across England and Wales suffered disruption today as the public sector endured the biggest walkout for a generation. The Ministry of Justice said key services such as family courts and custody proceedings were prioritised following action by the PCS union. Picket lines appeared at many court buildings across the country. At the Old Bailey, the Stephen Lawrence trial went ahead with the support of the PCS. The Lawrence family solicitor, Imran Khan, wore a ‘hands off our pensions’ badge in solidarity with striking workers. Officials at the Royal Courts of Justice insisted it was business as usual, but there were reports some judges had refused to sit because there were no clerks. In Liverpool, the family court was closed, while the city’s Crown court was only open for remand hearings. Hearings at St Helens and Nottingham magistrates’ courts were cancelled, with severe disruption also reported at Northampton and Stoke combined courts. In London, six out of 10 courtrooms closed at the recently opened Westminster Magistrates’ Court and bail cases were put back by a day. The HM Courts and Tribunals Service said a further 11 court buildings – mainly in the north and Midlands – were also affected by industrial action. Picketing the Royal Courts of Justice, local PCS representative Julian Wilson claimed the strike had the support of court users, including solicitors and judges. He said: ‘The legal profession has been brilliant. They understand what is happening and the pressure court workers are finding themselves under. The government likes to plug the line of this not being supported; that’s not what it feels like today or what it felt like in the run-up to the strike.’ Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, commented: ‘Responsibility for any disruption which people may experience today lies squarely with union leaders.’last_img read more

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Dennis Lloyd shares Alien, the first track from his upcoming debut album

first_imgDennis Lloyd has released Alien, the first single from his upcoming debut album for Arista Records.An animated video has been released for the track, which sees an alien and his box-headed companion walking past various backdrops. Watch it below:Alien was produced by Lloyd and is about feeling like an outsider.It describes the feeling of not knowing where you belong or who you belong with. Not only on the road, but even upon Dennis’ return back home to Tel Aviv, things feel different. His life has dramatically changed over the past few years since his career took off.Lloyd stated, “This was the first song I wrote after returning home from tour. At some point on the road you can lose track of where you are, waking up in a new city or country each day, to new people, cultures and foods. In a way I felt like an Alien on a spaceship, exploring the world.”Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Lloyd released his debut EP, Exident last spring. The lead single, Never Go Back landed on Spotify’s sought-after playlist, Today’s Top Hits on day one of its release.Lloyd traveled the world on the sold-out Never Go Back Tour, with highlights including show-stopping sets at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, New York City’s Governor’s Ball, and Dover, DE’s Firefly Festival. This past fall, he embarked on the sold out The Never Go Back Tour: Part III, which spanned across 16 European countries.last_img read more

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With Newcastle win, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becomes only second ever United manager to win…

first_imgAdvertisement n9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7brWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mq4Would you ever consider trying this?😱84kcCan your students do this? 🌚5gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becomes only the second manager in Manchester United’s history to win his first four league games in charge, emulating Matt Busby in 1946.Advertisement After decisive wins over Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bournemouth, this was Manchester United’s sternest test under the Norwegian interim manager.Advertisement They failed to win against Newcastle at their home ground in St. James Park last season under Mourinho but came through this time.This was another high-octane, attacking performance from a team that has come alive under the caretaker manager.Lukaku, who had only been on the pitch only for a few seconds, made good use of a mistake by Martin Dubravka with the Slovakia keeper spilling a free-kick by Marcus Rashford.Rashford doubled the lead after a sweeping pass involving Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez ultimately led the ball to his legs and he fired it past the keeper.Among Manchester United managers, only Matt Busby can claim as strong a start, with Wednesday’s result having catapulted Solskjaer over Jose Mourinho into second place among all Old Trafford bosses in terms of fastest starts.Busby holds the best mark of any manager in the club’s history having won his first five matches in charge.Solskjaer will have a chance to make it 5 wins in a row when United faces Reading on Saturday for a FA Cup fixture. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Slicing up bargains

first_imgThe staff at a Garfield butchers have been working long hours through the coronavirus pandemic to keep their doors open,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Jessica Anstice last_img

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Ouch — did that ever hurt watching Rebels pound Leafs

first_imgOuch, did that ever hurt.Castlegar Rebels waltzed into the NDCC Arena and put a good old fashion 8-2 whipping on the Green and White in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Heritage City.The loss was especially disappointing for a Leaf team that appeared to be turning the corner in the Murdoch Division — registering points in its last five games to climb into second spot in the standings.last_img

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Fans react to news that Spurs’ new stadium won’t be ready until next year

first_imgCracks me up, some Spurs fans still think this new stadium means they’ll spend huge £ on players 😂😂😂 https://t.co/bXN7mO0Esd— Blue Tone – MCFC (@MCFCTone) October 26, 2018 FOOTBALL fans have reacted to the news that Tottenham’s new stadium won’t be ready until 2019.The North Londoners were hoping to move into their luxury arena before the end of the year.2 Spurs fans have reacted to Daniel Levy’s news that the new stadium won’t be ready until next yearCredit: AFPBut owner Daniel Levy has released a statement explaining that Spurs will continue playing home matches at Wembley until the New Year.He claims Tottenham have debts amounting to a whopping £366million.But Levy insists the club are in profit despite overseeing a summer where not a single player arrived.Spurs fans have now been left in the dark over the new stadium’s future.2 Spurs will continue to host games at Wembley until the end of the seasonCredit: AP:Associated PressAnd supporters have taken to Twitter to express their emotions, with one writing: “So Spurs not in the stadium till 2019 now, must be saving the budget for the January transfer window.”Another said: “It’s having to apply for a refund for EVERY match that I don’t get! Why not refund everyone for all the matches at Wembley & then let us buy our seat at last year’s prices?”One tweeted: “Cracks me up, some Spurs fans still think this new stadium means they’ll spend huge £ on players.”Another added: “That’s the club we’ve supposed to be falling behind, yeah ok mate! Spurs disrespected Fifa19 because they gave them their new stadium on time.”Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino leaps to the defence of Hugo Lloris and says he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world So Spurs not in the stadium till 2019 now , must be saving the budget for the January transfer window. #saidnoonever— Gareth the gooner (@garethlealand) October 26, 2018 That’s the club we’ve supposed to be fallen behind 🤣 yeah ok mate!Spurs disrespected Fifa19 cause they gave em their new stadium on time.— #ThatSith♈ (@Ants_Asylum) October 26, 2018 I get that the stadium is delayed – it’s a massive project & yes it’s going to be great once it’s done – but it’s having to apply for a refund for EVERY match that I don’t get! Why not refund everyone for all the matches at Wembley & then let us huy our seat at last years prices?— Clare 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@chilly_spurs) October 26, 2018 Most Read In SportFeatureNAKED TRUTHThe most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions in sport, including Venus WilliamsBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFOND FAREWELLShane Lowry shares moving snap as he says goodbye to daughter Iris at airportLEADING BY EXAMPLEBrian O’Driscoll feels ‘too guilty’ not to wear face mask when shoppingVideoMAC IN ATTACKMcGregor shows off football skills as UFC star proves he’s no one-trick ponylast_img read more

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Mesut Ozil to be given chance to impress Unai Emery in clash with Totttenham

first_imgMESUT OZIL may return for Arsenal’s Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with Tottenham tonight.The German playmaker, 30, has featured in the Gunners’ last two games – the 1-0 win over Qarabag and 3-2 loss to Southampton.4 How Arsenal could line-up for tonight’s clash with Tottenham4 Mesut Ozil may start tonight’s Carabao Cup clash against SpursCredit: GettyBut Ozil came off the bench during this weekend’s defeat on the south coast and could be thrust back into the starting XI against fierce rivals Spurs.However, Gunners boss Unai Emery still has a crippling defensive crisis to contend with – despite the return of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from suspension.Shkodran Mustafi is doubtful with a hamstring injury, while Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos are definitely out.Laurent Koscienly will likely be forced to continue his comeback from injury, despite playing twice in four days already recently.4 Sokratis will also return from suspension to shore up the defenceCredit: EPAThe likes of Carl Jenkinson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Stephan Lichtsteiner or even midfielder Granit Xhaka may be forced into part of a makeshift back-line.Julio Pleguezuelo has also featured for the Gunners in this competition this season, in the 2-1 win over Blackpool in the previous round.But fellow youngster Emile Smith-Rowe is likely to miss out out with an injury of his own – while Petr Cech could get a rare run-out in place of Bernd Leno.Other than that, Arsenal are likely to stick with a strong line-up against their neighbours, meaning a similar midfield and attack to the Saints defeat could be on show.Southampton 3-2 Arsenal – Charlie Austin wins it late on as Ralph Hasenhuttl makes winning start as Southampton bossMORE ARSENAL STORIESSTILL GOT IT!Philip jokes with soldier about weight at ceremony 3 years after retirementSTAR POWERMeghan ‘needs to be admired’ & Kate is ‘the peacemaker’ according to star signsHEIR WE AREInside Prince Charles’ study full of family snaps & a sweet tribute to CamillaROOM WITH A VIEWInside Camilla’s living room with family pics & painting of Prince CharlesCHEEKY CHARLIECharles & Camilla’s ‘secret’ relationship is ‘fun, naughty & spontaneous’Not your queenWhy will Camilla not be Queen when Prince Charles is King?CAM OFF IT!Man, 53, says Megxit is cover-up to hide that he’s Charles & Camilla’s sonREIGN AND SHINEFrom Harry’s love life to Andrew scandal – what the 2010s meant for royalsROYAL HONOURWhy The Queen wears five poppies, Meghan Markle has one & Kate opts for threeROYAL HONOURMeghan and Harry honour our heroes at Westminster’s Field of Remembrance4 Harry Kane is doubtful for Tottenham in their cup derby clashCredit: Alamy Live NewsEmery has now come out and said his side must adapt and take control defensively, despite his shortage.The Spaniard said: “We need to improve and concede less chances to the opposition. We are scoring a lot but we are also conceding a lot.”Meanwhile, Tottenham have doubts over the fitness of Harry Kane, as well as Juan Foyth, Serge Aurier and Davinson Sanchez.Spurs will definitely be without Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Jan Vertonghen.Tottenham 1-0 Burnley – Christian Eriksen strikes in stoppage time as Spurs snatch winlast_img read more

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