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first_imgFinance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 14th February 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address Restructuring costs hit LeoVegas’ earnings in 2019center_img Topics: Finance Online gambling operator LeoVegas has reported a sharp year-on-year decline in profit for 2019 as a result of depreciation, amortisation and impairment charges, despite seeing consolidated revenue increase by 9%.Revenue for the 12 months through to 31 December 2019 amounted to €356.0m (£296.4m/$386.2m), up from €327.8m.LeoVegas did not publish further details about its full-year revenue at this stage, but did give an insight into spending for the year. Marketing was the operator’s main outgoing, with costs amounting to €118.5m, though this was slightly lower than €120.8m in the previous year.Personnel costs increased by 20.5% year-on-year from €41.0m to €49.4m, while other operating expenses were down from €41.2m to €34.5m.Depreciation and amortisation costs jumped 108.2% to €10.2m and expenditure related to amortisation and impairment of acquire intangible assets, including goodwill, was up 52.6% to €26.7m.These charges pushed operating profit down from €19.2m in 2018 to €12.7m. Profit before tax dropped by 76.9% to €10.3m and, after paying tax of €730,000, net profit for the year was €9.5m, compared to €43.2m in 2018.However, LeoVegas did see adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation improve from €41.1m in 2018 to €44.2m last year.“During 2019 we worked hard to reduce complexity in the group, be more efficient and adapt to the changes taking place in the gaming industry,” LeoVegas chief executive and president Gustaf Hagman said.“In parallel with this we have enhanced the attraction of our product through new functionality and greater personalisation. We have launched new brands, focused more on Casino, and expanded to new markets.“Towards the end of the year we intensified the integration of our previous acquisitions, which is expected to contribute to cost savings and increased economies of scale.”Focusing on the operator’s performance in the fourth quarter of 2019, revenue was up 3% year-on-year to €87.1m. LeoVegas was boosted by a 7% rise in the total number of depositing customers in the period, while returning depositing customers was also up 14%.In terms of product performance, casino accounted for 72% of gross gaming revenue in the three months to 31 December 2019, with live casino on 19% and sports betting 9%.The Nordics were the main source of income for LeoVegas in Q4, accounting for 45% of total gross gaming revenue, ahead of the rest of Europe on 42% and the rest of the world on 13%.However, net gaming revenue was down 1% year-on-year, despite the operator noting growth in the Swedish market. Rest of Europe revenue was down 6%, with LeoVegas citing weak development of its Royal Panda brand in the UK as a particular concern in the quarter.Personnel costs for the quarter were up slightly to €12.3m, but other operating costs were down year-on-year. Marketing expenses were lowered from €32.0m to €29.9m, while other operating expenses were down from €11.6m to €8.1m.However, LeoVegas noted higher depreciation and amortisation costs of €2.7m, while amortisation and impairment of acquire intangible assets rocketed 251.2% to €14.4m.As a result, LeoVegas reported an operating loss of €2.5m for the quarter, compared to a profit of €2.6m last year. Loss before tax totalled €3.2m, a stark contrast to a profit of €22.3m in Q4 of 2018, while net loss amounted to €3.0m, compared to a profit of €22.1m last year.“A couple of weeks ago we communicated a number of strategic decisions coupled mainly to the UK and our ambitions to create a less complex and more scalable organisation,” Hagman said.“These initiatives gave rise to one-off restructuring costs that affected fourth quarter earnings by a total of €6.1m and are expected to lead to annual cost savings of approximately €3.7m. The savings consist mainly of platform and product costs, a more efficient organisation and more optimised premises.“As previously communicated, we are addressing the challenges in the UK by migrating all of our brands in the UK to our proprietary technical platform. In parallel with this we are refining our brand portfolio and closing Royal Panda in the UK.”However, he added, the measures would allow for a more focused and efficient operation, that would open up economies of scale within the group. Online gambling operator LeoVegas has reported a sharp year-on-year decline in profit for 2019 as a result of depreciation, amortisation and impairment charges, despite seeing consolidated revenue increase by 9%. Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

first_imgSeed Co Limited (SEED.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileSeed Co Limited is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, supplying hybrid maize seed to commercial farmers as well as wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. The seeds is grown from parent seeds under contract by an established network of seed producers. Innovation and pioneering breeding methods drive the Seed Company’s success; having successfully developed hybrid crop seed varieties in Zimbabwe that are recorded as the highest yielding varieties in their class. The Seed Company has a dedicated research team; producing hybrid crop seeds and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties that are suitable and adaptable for Zimbabwe’s ecological conditions. Seed Co Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgPhotographs:  Daici Ano Save this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelBoardsEGGERMultiple Purpose Board – OSB 3Text description provided by the architects. The site is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood where land is divided into small lots and tiny aging wooden houses and apartments stand randomly along the streets. It is a very common suburban streetscape in Japan, without any specific feature to serve as a clue for design. Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe requests from our client were very modest and simple: they asked us to provide sufficient natural ventilation, light and privacy. We decided to work with an enclosed courtyard house plan, but at the same time we wanted to establish better relationship between house and streetscape in this suburban context.  Save this picture!© Daici AnoOur solution was to cut through the concrete walls along the streets to make openings in some parts. Here people can partially see trees and white painted walls through these openings from the street, and residents can see and hear what’s happening on the streets through them.  Save this picture!© Daici AnoConcrete was cast using plywood forms. Rough texture of the concrete walls helps the house to blend in the surrounding grayish streetscape. A gentle slope runs along the east side of the site, creating 800mm height difference in ground levels.  Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe house is composed of two interlocking ‘flagpole’ shaped interior and exterior spaces, while ‘flagpole’ meaning a larger volume (‘flag)’ on one side with slender volume (‘pole’) attached to it. In order to meet the height difference along the slope, floor level of the ‘pole’ part is lowered by half floor level, and as a result the house has a skipped-floor section with four different floor levels.  Save this picture!SectionFloor level of ‘pole’ part in exterior space is adjusted in the same way, creating terraces and court at different height. As a result we set eight different floor levels inside and outside. Each of interior space is loosely connected by exterior terrace or court at different levels. Residents move from one place to another along skipped corridor and terraces, while enjoying rich spatial sequence along the way.Project gallerySee allShow lessGrand Central Terminal Drawing Competition WinnersArticlesWheelwright Prize CompetitionArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/311275/house-in-sakurajyosui-general-design Clipboard Projects House in Sakurajyosui / General Design 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/311275/house-in-sakurajyosui-general-design Clipboard Architects: General Design Area Area of this architecture project Japan “COPY” CopyHouses•Suginami, Japan “COPY” Area:  121 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 14 Share House in Sakurajyosui / General DesignSave this projectSaveHouse in Sakurajyosui / General Design ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeGeneral DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuginamiHousesJapanPublished on December 27, 2012Cite: “House in Sakurajyosui / General Design” 27 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?樱上水住宅 / 通用设计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 streamlast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Byron Bay, Australia Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones+ 10Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2017 Architects: DFJ Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs:  Christopher Frederick Jones Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Fiona Gibson, Aso Dupras-BoileauCivil & Structural Engineering:Ardill Payne & PartnersElectrical/Hydraulic/Mechanical Engineers:MDA Consulting EngineersCivil:Ardill Payne & PartnersStructural Engineering:Ardill Payne & PartnersElectrical Engineers:MDA Consulting EngineersHydraulic Engineers:MDA Consulting EngineersMechanical Engineers:MDA Consulting EngineersCity:Byron BayCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Live/Work’s intention is to provide a new building prototype, featuring basic, but good-quality housing with articulated workspaces. The prevalence of self-employment in Byron Shire and absence of affordable housing often sees people living illegally in mezzanines over their businesses in industrial units.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesOne of the instigating factors in the development of Habitat was the desire to provide a smarter version of this functional set-up, with better design, amenity and quality of life. The Live/Work precinct sees 24 residences with workspaces set over two levels. A 60 square-metre commercial space on the ground floor has its own bathroom and kitchenette.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesAbove, sits an 80 square-metre one-bedroom apartment with independent access, featuring open-plan living and north-facing deck. The downstairs space can be used for retail, office or creative industries workshops, activating the public domain and providing interest at street level.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesProject gallerySee allShow lessPylonesque: A Water Harvesting Structure / INDA Students of Chulalongkorn University…Selected ProjectsBel Air House / DARX StudioSelected Projects Share Habitat Live/Work / DFJ Architects Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Cemintel, GJames, Lysaght, ACT 3D, DSK Joinery Lismore AG Corp Area:  3400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Houses Photographs Australia Planners North Habitat Live/Work / DFJ ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHabitat Live/Work / DFJ Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933859/habitat-live-work-dfj-architects Clipboard “COPY” Landscape: Planning: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933859/habitat-live-work-dfj-architects Clipboard Alex Petersons ‘InRock Landscaping’ Builder: CopyAbout this officeDFJ ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesByron BayOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on February 19, 2020Cite: “Habitat Live/Work / DFJ Architects” 18 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

first_img Comic Relief has announced nearly £3million in new funding to support communities experiencing racial inequalities across the UK, through an initiative in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Barclays and The Clothworkers’ Foundation. Applications for the Global Majority Fund, which aims to address disproportionate impacts of Covid-19, open today (2 November), with a deadline of midday on 30 November.Comic Relief and NET first collaborated in July 2020 with a £3.4million fund for projects led by those experiencing racial inequalities, as a growing body of research showed these communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19. More than £1.9million of this has now been distributed to support a range of projects, including food banks, assistance for women experiencing gender based violence and projects using sport to support the mental and physical health of vulnerable adults. Due to the response, an additional £2,950,000 is now available, which includes contributions from Barclays, as part of NET’s Coronavirus Appeal, The Clothworkers’ Foundation and Comic Relief. A total of  £2,150,000 will be available to make and manage new investments opening today, and the remaining £800,000 will be distributed to intermediary technical partners that applied for funding in July, to distribute to community groups.During this second round, The Global Majority Fund is encouraging applications from organisations taking an intersectional approach, working with communities experiencing racial inequality and other inequities. Comic Relief is also looking to recruit 10-15 new intermediary technical partners to distribute and manage funding to a range of locally led grassroots projects. Ruth Davison, Chief Executive at Comic Relief, said:“Across the UK, communities experiencing racial inequality have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which right now, is showing no end in sight. It’s a distressing time for many, and local projects closest to the communities they support need us to step up.  We are delighted to be partnering with the National Emergencies Trust and The Clothworkers’ Foundation once again to provide millions more in funding and help more people through this incredibly difficult and uncertain time.” Mhairi Sharp, Director of the National Emergencies Trust, said: Advertisement “These projects are providing a lifeline to their communities in this time of dire need, but are far too often disconnected from traditional funding sources. Beyond this Fund, and this emergency, there is much work to be done to rectify systemic issues with racial inequality. We’re a new charity and committed to being part of that change because it’s the only way we can ensure fairness, at speed, in future emergencies.” £3m fund launches to support UK communities experiencing racial inequalities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Comic Relief COVID-19 Fundingcenter_img  181 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 2 November 2020 | News 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.last_img read more

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News New Master Farmer Class Shares Experiences SHARE New Master Farmer Class Shares ExperiencesMaster Farmers Class of 2016One of the most prestigious honors in Indiana agriculture is the Master Farmer award presented by Purdue College of Agriculture and Prairie Farmer magazine.  The new class of Master Farmers for 2016 was honored in ceremonies last week at the Farmhouse Conference Center at Fair Oaks Farms. During a panel discussion led by Jim Mintert of the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture, the Master Farmers shared some of their thoughts on farming and agriculture.This year’s honorees included:Dan Gwin of Montgomery CountyDon and Darcy Zolman of Kosciusko CountyTom and Karen McKinney of Tipton CountyJohn and Nan Nidlinger of Adams CountyDr. Bret Marsh, Indiana State Vet, Honorary Master FarmerMaster Farmer Pannel DiscussionDon Zolman said that keeping up with technology is the key to succeeding in farming today, “The advances are coming at a breakneck speed. Another issue we are facing in farming in finding the people to service all this great technology.”Dan Gwin said being willing to make changes when the market dictates is another key survival skill. It is one that he had to employ this season as he switched from specialty corn to commercial corn production, “The premiums on my white corn have been declining and, with an ethanol plant in my backyard, it made economic sense to switch to commercial corn this year and market it locally.” Dan also made the switch from green equipment to red equipment this year, again because it made economic sense.Tom McKinney told the crowd one of his passions is giving back to teach the next generation of agriculture, “This can be done by mentoring, by volunteering, or even by hiring young people and teaching them a work ethic and a passion for farming.”John Nidlinger, who gave up a career in public service to return to the farm, said farming is more than just an occupation, it is a legacy, “I am the kind of guy who just likes to feel the soil under my feet.  Putting a corn or soybean seed in the ground and watching it grow just really turns me on.”The Master Farmer award started in 1928 and has been recognizing some of the most successful and innovative farmers in Indiana ever since. Each year many former Master Farmers return to recognize the new class. In recent years, the program has been held in conjunction with the Purdue Farm Management Tour.  This has increased the size of the audience that attends the program.  In the coming weeks, HAT will be profiling each of these new Master Farmers. By Gary Truitt – Jun 26, 2016 New Master Farmer Class Shares Experiences Facebook Twitter Previous articleBrexit Impact on Agriculture, Markets, ImmediateNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_imgLinkedin Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Facebook ReddIt Students say they are “excited to finally have a place to come together.” ReddIt printAfter months of preparation, the TCU Catholic community has a place to call home.The TCU Catholic Newman Center was officially opened Wednesday afternoon with a dedication and blessing service attended by students, faculty, local priests, and Bishop Michael F. Olson.Bishop Michael F. Olson attended the opening of the Newman Center in order to bless the building.Tom Centarri, the Catholic community’s campus minister, said the Newman Center is an open place for any student to pray, study, or hang out with their friends.“I think the more people we’re able to share here with, it will have a much bigger impact,” Centarri said.Students and members of the Catholic community are excited to have a center so close to campus.“It’s a wonderful place to be grounded spiritually and now physically,” said Brad Horn, a student board representative.Students and community members enjoyed a reception after the dedication and blessing.“It’s gonna be a great place for all of us to come together and grow in faith,” said Michael Arterburn, a junior political science major.Maggie Kleiser, a junior psychology major, said the Newman Center will be help bring students of all faiths together.“It’ll really help expand the Catholic community’s presence on campus,” Kleiser said. “It’s going to help students who are struggling in their faith and encourage them to come and grow.”The Newman Center offers a place for community members to celebrate Mass.Rev. James Wilcox has been trying to get a Newman Center since he first came to TCU.“People have been really excited to be here and use the center,” he said. “People are excited to see the impact it will have on students.”The Newman Center is located on 2704 West Berry St. next to Kubes Jewelers. Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Hank Kilgore Hank Kilgore is a senior Journalism major and FTDM minor from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently Editor of The Skiff and the Student Life and Entertainment Managing Editor for TCU 360. You can often find him anywhere a superhero movie is being played. Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Website| + posts TCU VGP (Ep. 18 – The Cost of Gaming, State of DLC and more) TCU VGP (Ep. 19 – Xbox Game Pass, Horizon Impressions and more) TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 16 – Legion, Stranger Things 2 and more) TCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Twitter Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Previous articleTCU police chief speaks on safety tipsNext articleRemembering the Battle of the Bulge: Live Stream Hank Kilgore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

first_imgNews RSF_en September 4, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One year work ban slapped on journalist in “shameful” and “dangerous” court ruling July 6, 2020 Find out more News News December 4, 2019 Find out more ArgentinaAmericas Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Follow the news on Argentina On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Organisation News to go further A one-year suspended jail sentence and one-year professional ban against radio boss Sergio Poma for “insulting” provincial governor of Salta in the north-west, amounts to “censorship” says Reporters Without Borders. Reporters Without Borders today protested against a one-year suspended prison sentence and a one year professional ban imposed yesterday on radio and news agency proprietor Sergio Poma for “insulting” Juan Carlos Romero, governor of Salta, in north-western Argentina, whom he had accused of malpractice. Carlos Romero laid a complaint against Poma, of radio FM Noticias, after he accused him of fraud on the programme “Usted Opina”. The journalist also accused the governor of irregularities in funding his 2003 election campaign.The political ally of former president Carlos Menem allegedly received financial support from the Fundación Argentina Solidaria to which his private secretary Angel Torres and Romero’s wife belong.“Even a suspended prison sentence for a press offence seems excessive,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Even supposing Juan Carlos Romero to have been in his rights, a fine would have been quite enough.”“Banning Sergio Poma from doing his job is a “shameful and dangerous” decision. What can justify punishing a journalist by robbing him of his right to speak? Above all a decision like this, if upheld, could make jurisprudence and push the press into self-censorship. It therefore represents an obstruction to press freedom and we call on broadcast regulator COMFER, to which the case has already been referred, to annul it while waiting for a possible appeal ruling,” it concluded.The court which handed down the sentence sent the case to COMFER, which is supposed to rule on any further sanctions against Sergio Poma. The judge also ordered that the conviction should be reported in the regional press.Members of the journalist’s family greeted the verdict by insulting the magistrates and singing songs against the governor. Poma’s lawyer said the ban on his client working was “censorship”Carlos Romero had called for an “exemplary” sentence so that “the journalist understands there are limits”. It is the second time he has brought a case against Poma in similar circumstances. In 2003 the journalist was sentenced to a six-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay the governor 20,000 pesos (about 4,600 euros) damages for “insults” and “libel”. Poma is currently facing another complaint for the same reason, brought by Angel Torres.A few days before the court ruling, journalist Carlos Del Frade was threatened with prison for condemning in the monthly El Eslabón in August 2005 the unjustified closure of the daily El Ciudadano, in Rosario, Santa de Fe province. The proprietor, Eduardo López, also president of a first division football club, brought a case against the journalist for “libel”, “insults” and incitement to extortion”. ArgentinaAmericas Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Help by sharing this information last_img read more

first_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic “In particular I have to pay tribute to all the retired staff who phoned me as soon as the pandemic hit offering to return to work. We had space to take back two retired staff into the lab and they were a ray of sunshine at a very sombre time and lifted all our spirits. Their expertise was hugely valued as we introduced the new COVID-19 testing processes along with a range of other tests not routinely carried out in the hospital, but which were pivotal to the effective and timely treatment of patients with COVID-19 and which helped to prevent patients from being ventilated.” Saolta statement in full -100 days of COVID-19 testing at Letterkenny University Hospital Laboratory25 June 2020 Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Seán Murphy, Hospital General Manager added, “The Laboratory is a core hospital department but does not attract much attention usually as their work, which informs every diagnosis in the hospital, is very much behind the scenes. This pandemic really highlighted the critical nature of a hospital laboratory to the extent that testing has been a priority topic in Department of Health briefings since the very start and has become part of daily conversations. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter In order to operate to this level the staff working in the laboratory worked extra shifts, longer hours and even had the support of two recent retirees from the Microbiology Department who returned to work and played their part in delivering an essential service to the hospital and wider community. After 100 days of COVID-19 testing in the Laboratory at Letterkenny University Hospital, almost 6,200 samples have been tested with results currently reported within 24 hours of receipt. The laboratory is carrying out testing on swabs taken from patients in the hospital, HSE staff (hospital and community based staff) as well as testing samples taken from members of the public referred to community testing hubs by their GPs in County Donegal. Google+ Tributes have been paid to the staff in the Laboratory at Letterkenny University Hospital.Figures published by Saolta this evening show that after 100 days of COVID-19 testing almost 6,200 samples have been tested with results currently reported within 24 hours of receipt.The laboratory is carrying out testing on swabs taken from patients in the hospital and HSE staff, as well as testing samples taken from members of the public referred to community testing hubs by their GPs in County Donegal.It’s been confirmed that at the start of the pandemic. Letterkenny also provided testing for other hospitals within the Saolta Group for a short period of time while the hospital laboratories were scaling up their testing capacity.Management say in order to operate to this level the staff working in the laboratory worked extra shifts, longer hours and even had the support of two recent retirees from the Microbiology Department who returned to work.Picture 1 – April Boyle, Leanne Sheridan and Lee Monaghan in the Biochemistry Laboratory where analysis on auxiliary tests for patients with COVID-19 is carried out to determine effective and timely treatment plans.Picture 2 – Donna McCafferty and Deirdre Cunningham in the Molecular COVID-19 Laboratory at Letterkenny University Hospital.center_img At the start of the pandemic Letterkenny also provided testing for other hospitals within the Saolta Group for a short period of time while the hospital laboratories were scaling up their testing capacity. Facebook Facebook Google+ By News Highland – June 25, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleMica Redress Scheme to be opened on Monday nextNext articleNews, Sport, Farming, and Obituaries on Thursday June 25th News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Over 6,000 Covid 19 tests conducted at LUH WhatsApp “I would like to acknowledge the huge contribution of our Laboratory staff to our hospital and patients. Even though we are over the initial testing pressures, as time goes on it will be essential that we continue to provide timely and effective testing which feeds into contact tracing and isolation requirements, in order to keep the spread of this disease under control.” Jacqui Clarke, Pathology Laboratory Manager said, “I am incredibly proud of all my colleagues here in the laboratories at the hospital who are so professional, selfless and went the extra mile for our patients and each other when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. There was a can-do attitude shown from the very beginning as we entered a time of great uncertainty with massive change required to our day-to-day work.last_img read more