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Bank levy to raise £2.5bn for Treasury

first_img Bank levy to raise £2.5bn for Treasury whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Thursday 9 December 2010 9:03 pm Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times THE government yesterday finalised legislation imposing a levy on banks that will raise £2.5bn for the treasury, with the tax to be charged at 0.05 per cent next year and 0.075 per cent in 2012 – although it could be adjusted depending on the tax receipts generated.The rates are higher than anticipated, with the draft bill in June putting the tax at 0.04 and 0.07 per cent. The Treasury claims that the tax is intended to “encourage banks to move to less risky funding profiles”, but chancellor George Osborne says the primary aim is to raise revenue: “I’m after £2.5bn and we’ve made it clear we are prepared to alter the rate to get that,” he said.It will apply to bank balance sheets after an allowance of £20bn and excludes many deposits and equity capital. RBS has estimated that the levy will cost it £315 next year and £473m in 2012, while it is understood that Barclays is making provisions for an impact of £380m.The tax will apply to 30 to 40 financial institutions, with some exemptions for those potentially facing a double levy due to a heavy presence in other jurisdictions considering a bank tax, such as Deutsche Bank.The announcement prompted concerns that by deciding to implement a levy alone, the UK could price itself out of the market for attracting financial services investment.CBI’s director for competitive markets Matthew Fell said: “To be truly effective and avoid undermining competitiveness, any new rules should be coordinated internationally or they risk harming economies. This is particularly true for the UK, given London’s role as a global financial centre.”British Bankers’ Association chief executive Angela Knight told City A.M.: “In many respects, the design has improved (since its first drafts). However, we still remain concerned about the effect of the bank levy on the international competitiveness of the UK.”Many banks have threatened to move operations and jobs abroad due to increasingly onerous regulation in the UK. More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

Job cuts rise as tightening begins to bite

first_img whatsapp Job cuts rise as tightening begins to bite Wednesday 15 December 2010 8:36 pm UNEMPLOYMENT rose in the three months to October as government job cuts took their toll, official data showed yesterday.Unemployment crept up to 7.9 per cent, the highest rate in six months, representing an increase of 35,000 people to 2.5m in total.The news came from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which also announced that government sector employment was down 33,000 in the third quarter of the year.Employment in the private sector remained steady, totalling 23m, the same as the previous quarter.The figures are in line with forecasts made by the government’s fiscal watchdog, which expects 7.9 per cent unemployment for this year, with a slight rise to eight per cent next year.But unemployment is projected to fall from 2012 onwards, as “private sector job creation more than offsets falling public sector employment,” the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said last month.Government employment could drop by 330,000 as part of the austerity measures. Yet there are still 6m government employees in the UK, according to the ONS data, including over half a million civil servants.Unemployment benefit claimants actually fell by 1,200 in November to 1.46m. And 56,700 fewer people claimed Jobseekers’ Allowance compared to the same time last year.And in London unemployment fell by 4,000 from August to October.The coalition is trying to boost the jobs market by cutting tax, simplifying regulations, and sealing international trade deals, employment minister Chris Grayling said.“We are increasing the support available to people,” he added.But opposition leader Ed Miliband said the coalition’s confidence in the economy would “seem very hollow” to people affected by unemployment. ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP UNEMPLOYMENT RISING? INTERVIEWS BY JULIAN HARRISMATTHEW SINCLAIR | TAXPAYERS’ ALLIANCE People on benefits have little incentive to work due to high, complex taxes. The minimum wage of £5.80 an hour can be worth as little as 26p. By adopting a more realistic poverty line, the government could save enough money to lower the marginal tax rate, and tackle long-term unemployment.SIMON KIRBY | NIESRI would limit fiscal consolidation until we have robust economic growth. Under the current plans, unemployment will hit 8.6 per cent next year. Long term unemployment leaves a big scar, and we must avoid ending up with NEET [not in employment, education or training] young people.DAVID KERN | BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCEGiven the expected fall in public sector employment, it is critical that businesses are able to create new jobs. The labour market needs to remain as flexible as possible. Onerous regulation must be scrapped or suspended so that the private sector can absorb the temporary public sector job losses. KCS-content Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ind vs Aus Brisbane Test: Ajinkya Rahane’s team stuck in hotel,…

first_imgCricketIndia tour of Australia 2020-21Latest Sports NewsSport WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates F1 French GP 2021 Live: Lewis Hamilton takes lead- Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs –… Cricket TAGSAjinkya Rahane team IndiaBCCIcricket Australiaind vs aus brisbane testTeam India LOCKED in hotel SHARE WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Solid start from Ishant, Bumrah, trouble Kiwi openers; NZ 7/0; Follow Live Updates Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoIndian team very upset with the treatment – BCCI speaks to Cricket Australia: The Indian team management is not at all pleased with the treatment being meted out in Brisbane and has conveyed the same to BCCI and its operations team.“What was promised, by way of facilities, and what’s being provided here are two diametrically opposite things. A lot of things were said earlier during this tour – like, once the mandatory quarantine is over, the players will be comfortable, will be given the necessary amenities etc. And now we’re being asked to make our own beds and clean our own toilets. Is that how BCCI treats these (Aussie) players when they come to India?” say those tracking developments.It is worth noting that team India right from the very beginning has been very reluctant to travel to Brisbane.BCCI intervenes after Team India denied basic facilities in Brisbane hotelIt is learnt that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and CEO Hemang Amin have all got in touch with their Cricket Australia counterparts after complaints reached them and have been assured that the the Indian contingent will be made to feel comfortable from here on. The series is tied 1-1 currently.“There was no room service or house keeping facilities. The gym is very basic and not of international standards and the swimming pool can’t be accessed. This wasn’t what they were promised when they checked in,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.India will be playing the fourth Test in the Queensland capital from January 15 where the surge of COVID-19 cases and a border lockdown with New South Wales has led to a strict hotel quarantine for the Ajinkya Rahane-led team.Asked if the players were being allowed to mingle, the Board source said: “Yes, they have been provided with a team room and are allowed to meet each other inside the hotel.”When asked whether the team had protested with the hotel authorities, the source said: “When the manager enquired about how these things are not being taken care of, all they said was, ‘the rule applies to both Indian and Australian teams. There is no one team that has been subjected to hard quarantine rules.’However, the Indian contingent is confident that both Ganguly and Shah will be able to amicably resolve the matter as the injury-ravaged team prepares for the series-decider.Meanwhile, India has another problem to encounter in the series decider – related to injuries.Ind vs Aus Brisbane Test: With Bumrah, Jadeja & Vihari ruled out, what will be India’s Playing XITeam India’s unending injury issues in their tour of Australia continued to worsen as first all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Hunamu Vihari were ruled out of the Test series against Australia and now Jasprit Bumrah is set to miss the series decider due to abdominal strain.With Bumrah, Vihari and Jadeja adding to the injury woes, India can find themselves in big trouble and might fail to find 100% fit players for the fourth Test, which is scheduled to begin from 15th January.The situation means – India is likely to include opening batsman Mayank Agarwal in the middle order in place of Hanuma Vihari. Other than this, team India may bring in Shardul Thakur in place of Ravindra Jadeja, while T Natarajan or Washington Sundar is likely to replace Bumrah.The playing eleven, for now, is expected to be on the following lines: Shubhman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Mayank Agarwal / Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar / T Natrajan, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur. Facebook Twitter Ind vs Aus Brisbane Test- Indian team LOCKED in hotel: After much debate, the Indian team landed in Brisbane earlier today and checked into Sofitel, a five-star hotel located around for kilometres from the Gabba. However, they’ve rather been faced with adverse conditions that a visitor (in this case visiting team) would have to bear with. The Men in Blue have literally been locked in their own floors, having to ‘make their own beds’ and ‘clean their own toilets’.“We are locked up in our rooms, have to make our own beds, clean our own toilets. Food is coming from a nearby Indian restaurant which will be given to us on our floor. We can’t move out of our floors that’s been designated to us. The entire hotel is empty but we can’t use amenities in the hotel including the swimming pool and the gym. All the cafes and the restaurants in the hotel are shut,” revealed members of the Indian team contingent according to TOI. WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Formula 1 WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Planlast_img read more

ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileZB Financial Holdings Limited provides financial solutions to the commercial and merchant banking sector in Zimbabwe, as well as retail banking services, insurance operations and strategic investments. Known as Zimbank, the company services its clients through a nationwide footprint of branches in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe and electronic delivery channels. The Insurance division provides structured insurance products for short- and long-term insurance; and the Strategic Investment division offers shared services which include risk management, compliance and human resources, and investments in property holdings and sub-sectors of the financial sector. ZB Financial Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The AMC share price is rising: should I buy now?

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Roche | Thursday, 3rd June, 2021 | More on: AMC Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The US movie theatre chain AMC Entertainment‘s (NYSE: AMC) share price rose about 950% in the past year. Traders are expecting a strong summer movie season. On Wednesday alone, the stock price rose 95%, as the company announced a new programme to connect with its retail investors. Will the stock frenzy continue? Is it too late for me to buy the stock?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What is AMC Investor Connect?AMC Investor Connect is the company’s new programme to directly communicate with its retail investors and provide them with special offers. The first offer includes a free large popcorn when attending an AMC theatre this summer. It will also include invitations to special screenings. There are more than 3.2m individual investors who own a stake in AMC, comprising 80% of the company’s ownership as of 11 March, 2021. I believe these initiatives will increase the shareholders’ loyalty. The company’s CEO is also trying to increase business through its vast network of shareholders.AMC company’s fundamentalsThe company’s revenue for the first quarter fell by 85% year-on-year to $148.3m. This was primarily due to the lower operation of its theatres due to Covid-19 restrictions. AMC operated 585 domestic theatres in the US and 97 international theatres, with limited seating capacities. Net loss was $568m compared to a net loss of $2.2bn for the previous year. In my opinion, the next few months will be crucial for the company as global restrictions ease. This will give a better understanding of demand.AMC had about $5.5bn in debt and $813m in cash at the end of March 2021. The company has an equity deficit of nearly $2.3bn. In my opinion, even though liquidity has increased, the balance sheet is a matter of concern. The company had to frequently raise debt and equity in the past year to keep afloat. More recently, the company raised about $230.5m from the sale of equity to hedge fund Mudrick Capital on Tuesday. It sold 8.5m shares for a price of about $27.12 per share. The cash proceeds will be used for its possible acquisitions and debt reduction. Reports suggest that Mudrick Capital immediately sold the stake with a profit. What’s next for AMC’s share priceThe share price has seen solid gains in the past year. I am worried about the rapid rise in the shares as capacity in theatres will take some time to reach the pre-Covid-19 level. Online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ are another threat to theatres. A lot of people could continue to watch movies at home.Next, many analysts warn to be cautious about meme stocks like AMC and GameStop. Meme stocks are the stocks that are moved by social-media-centric users of Reddit or Twitter. One reason, in my view, is that there will be a wide disparity between the current price and the fundamentals. In my opinion, AMC’s share price is overvalued after the recent strong run. Also, the high debt is a concern for me. So, I would not be a buyer of the stock today. There are various other good opportunities that I would consider. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Roche has no position in any of the shares mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon, Netflix, Twitter, and Walt Disney and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The AMC share price is rising: should I buy now? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Roche Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Every new movie and TV show coming to Netflix in August

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (available 8/4)The follow-up to the follow-up to 2001’s Wet Hot American Summer drops at the beginning of August, with most of the original cast returning. If the success of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp can be replicated, you’re in for a worthy binge during the dog days.Atypical: Season 1 (available 8/11)An 18-year-old on the autism spectrum (It Follows‘ Keir Gilchrist) wants a girlfriend and more independence, but his mother seems reticent. Family awkwardness seems bound to ensue.Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1 (available 8/18)What happens when you put Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist in the same TV show? This new Netflix original show, which has been in the works for several years as the heroes have had their own series rolled out. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From THRILLIST ENTERTAINMENT  Available 8/2Jab We MetThe FounderAvailable 8/3SingThe Invisible GuardianAvailable 8/4Icarus (Netflix original)Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 3 (Netflix original)Available 8/5HolesAvailable 8/8My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 7 Episodes 1-13Available 8/9Black Site DeltaAvailable 8/10Diary of an Exorcist – ZeroAvailable 8/11Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 3 (Netflix original)Naked (Netflix original)True and The Rainbow Kingdom: Season 1 (Netflix original)White Gold (Netflix original)Available 8/13Arthur and the InvisiblesHot PropertyMission Control: The Unsung Heroes of ApolloAvailable 8/14The OutcastsUrban HymnAvailable 8/15BarbequeBrad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo (Netflix original)21A New EconomyAll These Sleepless NightsDonald CriedMurderous Affair: Season 1My Ex-ExThe Sweet Life A new month means a new slew of movies and shows are added to Netflix — and many are taken away. The full list of titles arriving in August is below, but first, let’s look at the most intriguing programming hitting the streaming service this month. And remember: You can download them now!HighlightsJackie Brown (available 8/1)For all their blood, guts, and mayhem, the best Quentin Tarantino movies are love stories. Functioning as both a savvy blaxploitation riff and a tender tribute to QT’s literary hero Elmore Leonard, Jackie Brown follows Pam Grier’s flight attendant title character and a weary bondsman (Robert Forster), as they slowly fall for each other while outsmarting an endless barrage of con men, wise guys, and dumbasses. And, damn, is there a movie with a better final shot? What Happened to Monday? (available 8/18)Netflix continues to flex its muscles in the big-budget blockbuster arena, unveiling this dystopian future thriller starring Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close, and Noomi Rapace. Rapace plays septuplets (seriously!) living in a world that forbids families from having more than one child, so each of the septuplets can only go outside one day of the week. When “Monday” disappears, well, you get the title of the movie.Death Note (available 8/25)This feature-length adaptation of the popular Japanese manga shows what happens when an angry (and dumb!) high schooler finds a magical notebook. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Available 8/16GoldAvailable 8/18Dinotrux: Season 5 (Netflix original)Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1 (Netflix original)I Am SamWhat Happened to Monday (Netflix original)Available 8/19Hide and SeekAvailable 8/20Camera StoreAvailable 8/21AWOLBad RapBeautiful CreaturesGomorrah: Season 2UnacknowledgedAvailable 8/22Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast (Netflix original)Sadie’s Last Days on EarthAvailable 8/23Feel RichAvailable 8/25Disjointed: Part 1 (Netflix original)DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 5 (Netflix original)Once Upon a Time: Season 6Available 8/29Bring It On: Worldwide #CheersmackRyan Hamilton: Happy Face (Netflix original)The Good Place: Season 1Available 8/31Be Afraid Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Everything elseAvailable 8/1A Cinderella StoryBad SantaCloud AtlasCrematorium: Season 1Everyone’s HeroFunny Games (US)InnerspaceLord of WarMaz Jobrani: Immigrant (Netflix original)Nola CircusOpening NightPractical MagicSleepy HollowSmall SoldiersSurviving Escobar – Alias JJ: Season 1 (Netflix original)The Addams FamilyThe Astronaut’s WifeThe BombThe Hollywood Masters: Season 1The Last MimzyThe MatrixThe Matrix ReloadedThe Matrix RevolutionsThe Number 23The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1The Truth About AlcoholThe Wedding PartyTie The KnotWho Gets the Dog?Wild Wild West Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter THE MATRIX | WARNER BROS. TAGSnetflix Previous articleRibbon-cutting opens part of Wekiva ParkwayNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Why the flu shot cannot give you the flu (and why…

first_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlu ShotThe Conversation Previous article41 snakes and a beetleNext articleHurricane Michael recovery efforts point to the power of local generosity after overlooked disasters Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment!center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By Libby Richards, Purdue UniversityFlu vaccination prevents millions of flu-related illnesses and deaths annually, but vaccination rates are low for many reasons.During the 2018-2019 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 45% of U.S. adults received the flu vaccine. While this is an increase of 8% from 2017-2018, it falls way below the national goal of 70% of American adults receiving a flu shot.One of the common myths that lead people to avoid the flu shot is that they think the shot will give them the flu. But that is simply not true. The virus in the vaccine is not active, and an inactive virus cannot transmit disease. What is true is that you may feel the effects of your body mounting an immune response, but that does not mean you have the flu.I am a nursing professor with experience in public health promotion, and I hear this and other myths often. Here are the facts and the explanations behind them.Inactive virusKilian Daugherty, 1, being prepared for a chest X-ray in Thomaston, Ga., Feb. 9, 2019, because of flu symptoms.David Goldman/AP PhotoInfluenza, or the flu, is a common but serious infectious respiratory disease that can result in hospitalization or even death. The CDC estimates that during a “good” flu season, approximately 8% of the U.S. population could get the flu. That is roughly 26 million people.Each year the flu season is different, and the flu virus also affects people differently. One dangerous complication of the flu is pneumonia, which can result when your body is working hard to fight the flu. This is particularly dangerous in older adults, young children, and those whose immune systems aren’t working well, such as those receiving chemotherapy or transplant recipients.Historically millions of Americans get the flu each year, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands of people die from flu-related complications. During the 1918 flu pandemic, one-third of the world’s population, or about 500 million people, were infected with the flu. Since that time, vaccine science has dramatically changed the impact of infectious diseases.The cornerstone of flu prevention is vaccination. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older who does not have contraindications to the vaccine, receive the flu shot.And just as the polio vaccine won’t give a child polio, the flu vaccine will not cause the flu. That’s because the flu vaccine is made with inactive strains of the flu virus, which are not capable of causing the flu.That said, some people may feel sick after they receive the flu shot which can lead to thinking they got sick from the shot.However, feeling under the weather after a flu shot is actually a positive. It can be a sign that your body’s immune response is working. What happens is this: When you receive the flu shot, your body recognizes the inactive flu virus as a foreign invader. This is not dangerous; it causes your immune system to develop antibodies to attack the flu virus when exposed in the future. This natural immune response may cause some people to develop a low-grade fever, headache or overall muscle aches. These side effects can be mistaken for the flu but in reality are likely the body’s normal response to vaccination.And the good news is these natural symptoms are short-term side effects compared to the flu, which can last much longer and is more severe. It is estimated that less than 2% of people who get a flu shot will develop a fever.Also, people often confuse being sick with a bad cold or stomach flu with having influenza. Influenza symptoms can include a fever, chills, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, fatigue and headaches. Cold symptoms can be similar to the flu but are typically milder. The stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, can be caused by several different bacteria or viruses. Symptoms of gastroenteritis involve nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.Pre-shot exposures and mismatchesSome people do get the flu after they have received a flu shot, but that is not from the shot. It can happen for a couple of reasons.First, they could have been exposed to the flu before they had the shot. It can take up to two weeks after receiving the flu shot to develop full immunity. Therefore, if you do get the flu within this period, it is likely that you were exposed to the flu either prior to being vaccinated or before your full immunity developed.Second, depending on the strain of the flu virus that you are exposed to, you could still get the flu even if you received the vaccine. Every year, the flu vaccine is created to best match the strain of the flu virus circulating. Therefore, the effectiveness of the flu vaccine depends on the similarity between the virus circulating in the community and the killed viruses used to make the vaccine.If there is a close match between the two, then the effectiveness of the flu vaccine will be high. However, if there is not a close match, vaccine effectiveness could be reduced. Still, it is imperative to note that even when there is not a close match between the circulating virus and the virus used to make the vaccine, the vaccine will still lessen the severity of flu symptoms and also help prevent flu-related complications.Bottom line: You cannot get influenza from getting the flu vaccine. As someone who has treated many people who do get the flu, I strongly urge you to get the shot. The Anatomy of Fear Libby Richards is an associate professor of nursing at Purdue University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.last_img read more

Rugby World Cup 2015 – Webb Ellis Cup hand over ceremony in Dublin

first_imgWednesday Nov 20, 2013 Rugby World Cup 2015 – Webb Ellis Cup hand over ceremony in Dublin RWC 2011 winning captain Richie McCaw handed over the Webb Ellis Cup to Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset during an official trophy handover ceremony in Dublin earlier this week. The trophy will be used for promotions ahead of the 2015 RWC.McCaw held aloft the Cup just over two years ago at Eden Park after the All Blacks beat France 8-7 to end a 24-year wait for a second RWC success and in the two years since the trophy has toured New Zealand and allowed thousands of fans to get up close to it.Last year the Great Rugby Road Trip took the Webb Ellis Cup to 41 towns and cities from the far north to the deep south of the country.The Cup recently embarked on another epic journey with Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Logistics Partner DHL, leaving New Zealand and stopping off in the three other countries to have lifted to trophy before arriving in Ireland on Sunday.“It is a funny old thing to hand it back, but I think every time I see the Cup I always get reminded of the amount of energy and what you have got to put in to winning the thing,” McCaw said.“Looking forward to 2015 it will take the same amount of that type of work and attitude and everything coming together and you have got to be prepared to do that if you want to win it again. “Having to hand it back I think that has probably been a reminder to myself what happens in two years’ time as a lot of work needs to go in again,” he added. <mce:script language=’JavaScript1.1′ mce_src=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/adj/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]”> </mce:script> <NOSCRIPT> <A HREF=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/jump/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]?” mce_HREF=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/jump/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]”> <IMG SRC=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/ad/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]?” mce_SRC=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/ad/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]” BORDER=0 WIDTH=400 HEIGHT=80 ALT=”Advertisement”></A> </NOSCRIPT> ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Times names rich of Northern Ireland

first_imgDr Allen McClay in third place with wealth estimated at £255 million has been a big contributor to Queen’s University in Belfast. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Times names rich of Northern Ireland Howard Lake | 29 August 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img The new Sunday Times Rich List has identified 50 of Northern Ireland’s richest people in its latest listing. The total estimated wealth of Irish people who make the list is nearly £30 billion. Topping the list is Sean Quinn from Fermanagh who is estimated to be worth £810 million. Second, but way behind Quinn, is Edward Haughey who owns Norbrook, an animal pharmaceutical business. Wealth from pharmaceuticals and property/construction form a large part of the list, with one company, now trading as Warner Chillcot, providing three of the top names. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The Democratic Party and the national question

first_imgWith the Aug. 11 announcement of California Sen. Kamala Harris’s nomination for the Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate, WW is reprinting excerpts from the July 25, 2019, article, “A revolutionary understanding of the national question — In defense of the squad.” (workers.org/2019/08/43256) In response to Trump’s xenophobic attack on Harris, New York City Congressional Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated in an Aug. 13 tweet: “White supremacy is a belief system based on the idea that ppl of color, esp Black ppl, are fundamentally illegitimate as equal citizens or human beings. Calling into question the citizenship of elected officials of color, esp when the answer is obvious, is one way it manifests.” The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris nomination is an attempt to resuscitate the Democratic Party in the eyes of the masses.  Monica Moorehead at Free Palestine demonstration, November 2014.This talk will not give a blow-by-blow account of all the attacks that racist Trump has made against the four progressive congresswomen of color — Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib — known as “The Squad.”  But these four congresspeople symbolically represent the global working class, despite their political affiliation and loyalty to the Democratic Party.  The fact that their respective nationalities — Somali, Puerto Rican, Black and Palestinian — represent millions of oppressed peoples globally is an inspiration to the movement for revolutionary change. In the end, these racist attacks are not isolated from attacks on the global working class, which include workers and oppressed of all nationalities and oppressed genders and gender expressions who are super-exploited and super-oppressed by the same bosses and bankers. Whatever form the struggle against racism may take — in a bourgeois arena like electoral politics or outside that arena — as revolutionary socialists we must be prepared to take on the fight against racism whenever and however it rears its ugly head. This is because of the historical, theoretical and practical significance of the national question and its relationship to the class struggle. National oppression as a theoretical, practical conceptNational oppression is a concept that Vladimir Lenin expounded in “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism.” He explained that nations of peoples — be they of African descent, Latinx, Indigenous, Arab, etc. —  are super-exploited, along with the resources of their homelands, by the richest capitalist countries. This expands the wealth and territory of the small class of billionaires who own the banks and corporations. This is how the world is divided into oppressed nations and oppressor nations.As a young Black woman raised in the apartheid South, I was radicalized by the struggle to smash white supremacy during the era of the Black Panther Party and the Attica prison rebellion (1966-71).  However, it was the unwavering theoretical position of Workers World Party Chairperson Sam Marcy regarding the defense of oppressed nations as central to class unity that won me to revolutionary Marxism.Marcy wrote the article titled “The right of self-determination and the class struggle” in November 1983. He said,  “Of all the great domestic political problems facing the working class and the oppressed people, none surpasses in importance the relationship of national oppression to the class struggle.  Indeed, one may say that it is at the heart of the basic social problem in the United States. It touches every form of social existence, and no sector of society is free from it.“For Marxists in particular it is the acid test of the correctness of their general political program. It is also a test of the revolutionary integrity of the party, in particular as this is manifested in day to day practical application. Probably nowhere else is theory so severely tested by practice as in the field of the national question.”Marcy’s emphasis on socialists putting their theoretical understanding of the national question into practical application is critical, because to fail to do so does more harm to prosecuting the class struggle.  Marcy timed the writing of the 1983 article to meet the acid test of the first presidential campaign of the Civil Rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson. His campaign was challenging the racism of the Democratic Party leadership, the Democratic National Committee, notwithstanding that the mass base of that party has many Black and Brown people, then and now. For Workers World Party, we viewed the significance of the Jackson campaign beyond its form within the Democratic Party organization. In its essence, the Jackson campaign was a catalyst for Black and other oppressed nationalities to complete the unfinished bourgeois democratic revolution by extending and winning full social rights for Black people and other disenfranchised sectors of our class. The Squad and the struggle against national oppressionWhile we all know that the Democratic Party is as much a party of big business, war and racism as the Republican Party, The Squad’s politics in general are to the left of the party they belong to. These congresspeople defend the rights of migrants, including calling for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement and closing down the detention centers, uplifting the rights of the Palestinian people to return to their homeland, supporting Medicare for all, deploring Trump’s attempts to cut over 3 million more people off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and generally support Black Lives Matter and more. But the Democratic Party leadership fears a mass mobilization in the streets that would become more independent, move more and more to the left and be driven to militancy. We must continue to defend The Squad — or any other prominent figures, politicians or not, attacked by racists. We must also continue to distinguish that defense from any endorsement of the two major bourgeois parties, which will do and say anything to occupy the White House, Congress and other capitalist institutions that administer class rule. We must continue to organize and unite to shut down the camps, to shut down mass incarceration, to shut down police brutality, to shut down all forms of white  supremacy. This can all lead to a complete shutdown of capitalism — toward realizing a socialist future.  Build international solidarity! Build a Workers World!Moorehead was the 2016 presidential candidate for Workers World Party. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more