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Percentages of people diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized or deceased or recovered versus day. The complementary percentage is labeled as infected. As of today, 36 percent of those diagnosed with COVID-19 have been designated as recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. The corresponding figure was 24 percent exactly one month ago, and 12 percent exactly two months ago. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
News broke late last week that Tyco is extending the 2006 deal it signed with Eversheds, whereby the firm provides the company’s legal needs for a fixed price – in return for sole-provider status for huge swathes of Tyco’s external legal needs. The deal was much-hyped at the time, and had it not been extended would have made a much bigger splash. The top line would have been that Eversheds had been unable to make the deal pay – built in to the agreement reached was a commitment to add additional ‘value’ year on year, and there was no guarantee that the company’s more lucrative complex instructions would go to the firm. But the fixed-fee part of this deal was always the least interesting component – the market-changing bit of the action went on in-house. Tyco’s then-GC in EMEA Trevor Faure reviewed, and then utterly changed, the way the business in his region sourced legal advice. Faure called it the ‘SMARTER’ model – later writing a book on it (2010), and lecturing on the model at Harvard. Orange is among the businesses that have adopted the model. In 2006 Faure took me through the process in the room it was designed in – a meeting room where the walls were entirely covered in whiteboards, which even ran around the doors and windows. For every part of the business he carried out a ‘stakeholder analysis’, set targets and expectations for improvement, and identified the ‘core legal essentials’ and the best practices that enable them. All before moving on to perform ‘gap analysis’ – a tool that compares actual performance with potential performance. That’s a lot of whiteboard, and we still haven’t got to appointing a law firm. Faure’s conclusion was that the potential/performance gap would be most effectively closed if more high value and strategic legal work was moved in-house, and more standard legal work was outsourced. The outsourced work, and the legal risks it related to, would be best provided by a single firm that had legal advice ‘coverage’ across the EMEA region. As closing the gap between performance and potential was judged harder to achieve with external instructions, the winning firm also committed to adding ‘value’. In the SMARTER model, it looks like a lot of infrastructure sits around the client-lawyer relationship, but Faure insisted that it was a ‘scalable’ model – fit for meeting legal needs of organisations with small or large legal spends. Eversheds partner Stephen Hopkins notes that the firm has been in pole position to win the complex work that Tyco outsources, and that this now makes up the majority of its Tyco fee income. Dave Symonds, the current EMEA GC at Tyco, praises service levels and says the partnership will ‘grow and develop’. The deal had its sceptics at the time. But looking back over the intervening years, does this arrangement feel anything other than fairly rational? Well, not every GC who is changing the relationship between their business and its legal needs bought the SMARTER book or consciously conducted a gap analysis along the Tyco lines. But the drift of strategic matters in-house is a trend, fixed (or at least ‘predictable’) fee arrangements are more widespread, and the number of in-house lawyers continues to rise – as does the status and standard of general counsel and their senior colleagues. And the clear preference for private practice and their in-house clients is to partner with fewer law firms, but to have each firm do a higher proportion of its work. Given all that, the challenge for those who were sceptical about the main features of the Tyco approach is to map out a convincing alternative. Mind you, if they have a pack of coloured whiteboard pens, I know of a cracking room they could ask to borrow. Eduardo Reyes is Gazette features editor Follow Eduardo on Twitter
Owen Fielding, Headway D&G’s Business Operations Manager said “clearly, this strategic change requires Headway D&G to rebrand and complete the necessary statutory obligations with OSCR and Companies House; all of which will take some time. We are consulting widely across the sector in regard to the rebrand, particularly with service users, their families and carers. Our intention is that the service delivery model, operational processes and quality of care and support will not change. There will however be additional service offering in the shape of more flexible service hours and weekend and evening service provision across the region. We will work closely with our NHS and Social Work partners to transition smoothly and safely to our new identity and branding, enhancing the services available to our beneficiaries and their families. Thank you for your patience and support as we work through this process” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInHeadway Dumfries & Galloway Association Ltd is to become independent from Headway UK. Headway D&G is commissioned by NHS D&G to provide slow-stream cognitive rehabilitation to survivors of acquired brain injury, and is the only service of its type in Scotland. The Organisation’s Chair and Trustees voted unanimously to secede from affiliation with Headway UK, once due process is concluded. This is a major strategic change for Headway D&G and has been some time in the making. Independent status mitigates risk for the Organisation, increases opportunities for sustainability and growth, and provides opportunity to drive additional income streams and corporate sponsorship into Headway D&G. The Organisation expects to be fully independent by early Spring 2017.
Somalia’s new president was inaugurated on Wednesday, promising his people that the era of al Shabaab and other Islamist militant groups was over.Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a dual U.S.-Somali citizen, called on al Shabaab’s thousands of fighters to surrender, promising them “a good life” if they did.“To those who work with al Qaeda, al Shabaab and IS (Islamic State), your time is finished,” he said at the inauguration ceremony, attended by the leaders of neighboring states.“You have been misled, destroyed property and killed many Somalis. Come and we shall give you good life,” he said.Somalia has been in turmoil since 1991, hit by decades of conflict at the hands of clan militias. Over the past several years it has faced an insurgency by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, which the government is battling with the help of regional troops.On Sunday a suicide bomb in a crowded market in the capital Mogadishu killed dozens of people.As well as the security situation, Mohamed, who was elected by lawmakers on Feb. 8, faces the challenge of cutting corruption.“Our government will not loot but will help its people. We shall fight insecurity, economic crisis and unemployment,” he said.
DR Congo Massacre Fleeing the escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ituri Province, the lines were mostly made up of women and children. Image courtesy: Oliver W Jarvis FILE PHOTO: People fleeing the escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ituri Province. Image courtesy: Oliver W JarvisUNICEF on Saturday strongly condemned an attack that killed 16 people, including five girls under the age of 15, in Moussa village in Djugu, north of the capital of Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.The CODECO militia, mainly made up of the Lendu ethnic group, is suspected of being behind the attack on the village which is inhabited primarily by the Hema ethnic group, an administrative official, Henry Trilo, told Reuters.The victims of the attack were all formerly displaced persons who had returned to the village, UNICEF said. Several people fled to neighbouring villages following the gun and knife attack.“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this attack on innocent children,” UNICEF Representative in the DR Congo Edouard Beigbeder said.Estimates by the United Nations say that about 300 people have been killed in violence in Ituri Province alone since the beginning of 2020.Additionally, the agency says it has received about 100 allegations of serious child rights violations, including rape, killing and maiming, in addition to attacks on schools and health centres during the months of April and May.“We call on all parties to respect the rights of women and children,” Beigbeder added.UNICEF further estimates that more than 200,000 people, mainly children, have fled recent violence in Djugu, Mahagi and Irumu areas in Ituri Province. They have sought refuge in host communities and extremely overcrowded displacement sites in and around the provincial capital of Bunia. The total number of people displaced in Ituri is estimated to be more than 1.2 million.Armed groups from the Hema and Lendu communities engaged in long battles from 1999 to 2007 along the DR Congo’s border with Uganda at the peak of the country’s war years.Retaliatory attacks between the Lendu and Hema erupted in 2017 after years of relative calm as tensions over land and other unresolved issues resurfaced. The clashes have resulted in more coordinated attacks by the CODECO militia on the military and the Hema group.A United Nations report warned that killings, beheadings, rape and other vicious acts committed by the CODECO militia may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes.Related Children at risk in DR Congo Ebola outbreak – UNICEF Attack kills 15 in eastern DR Congo
Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Reported by One month ago today, Farmington Voice launched the #F2HMaskUp Project, designed to encourage community-wide compliance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order requiring masks indoors and wherever social distancing isn’t possible.The staff at Fleece & Thank You masks up to stay safe. (Fleece & Thank You)Our final entry comes from Fleece & Thank You (fleeceandthankyou.org), a Farmington Hills-based nonprofit that works with local groups to make the world a little brighter for suffering children. Their goal is simple: to ensure every one of 30,000 hospitalized children in Michigan and northwestern Ohio receives much needed hope in the form of a colorful, fleece blanket and friendly face at the start of treatment.Stay tuned – we’re cooking up more ways for you to get involved with Farmington Voice and promote the good in our community.Thanks to everyone who participated!
KP Performance Antennas has announced a partnership with leading global equipment distributor Winncom Technologies, to offer its products to a worldwide customer base. As an authorized stocking distributor of KP Performance Antennas, Winncom can now offer their customers a wide range of antennas to address a myriad of wireless networking applications.Through Winncom, customers will have immediate access to KP’s broad antenna offering, which includes complete solutions covering the tower to the subscriber. According to Jason Koshy, VP of Sales at KP Performance Antennas, by partnering with Winncom, the company will now be able to reach even more customers, providing them with the latest antenna designs and technologies along with Winncom’s best in class technical, engineering, logistics and sales support. Winncom’s in-depth experience with customer requirements helps position them as the go-to value-added distributor in the wireless industry.According to Igor Kurochkin, VP of Global Vendor Management & Marketing at Winncom, by coupling KP’s antenna solutions with Winncom’s global support network, they are now addressing every type of wireless network application.Click here to view KP Antenna’s product lineup.
To make the bike even more special, future owners will also receive a Suzuki-branded Ogio kit bag, paddock stand, bike cover, and GSX-R garage mat. Well, isn’t that special? Those who are interested should know that the bike is available in the UK market for £19,999 (around RM105,610). Fancy a Suzuki GSX-R1000R in Team Classic Suzuki livery?–Ads– The bike is based on the ones used by Bradley Ray, Richard Cooper, and Billy McConnell in the British Superbikes (BSB) series. Suzuki has unveiled the very limited edition Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000R where only 50 units will be made available. The Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000R is available in the UK at £19,999 (around RM105,610). There is no doubt that the Suzuki GSX-R1000R is one of the biggest names out there in the world of top superbikes. Suzuki is also one of only a few manufacturers who enjoys releasing special limited editions of their fine superbike and their latest one sits somewhere at the very top when it comes to looks.The limited edition Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000R replica was recently announced where only 50 units will be made available for the entire planet. The replica machine is based on the bikes used by the likes of Bradley Ray, Richard Cooper, and Billy McConnell in the British Superbike (BSB) series comes with a stunning blue colour scheme with a host of limited edition details.Apart from the stunning colourway, the Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000R replica also comes with a numbered fuel tank, several special components from Yoshimura, and other genuine accessories courtesy of Suzuki. The sexiest feature has to be is Yoshimura R11 SQ exhaust which in this case give the bike an extra boost when it comes to power and audio quality.Other Suzuki genuine accessories include:Engine case saversBrake and clutch lever guardsPaddock stand bobbinsDouble bubble screenPillion seat cowlTank protectorFuel cap trim
According to MLB.com and Jordan Bastian reports that Carlos Santana might be playing some Left Field during Games 3-5 of the World Series.Recently Cleveland Indians designated hitter and first baseman, Carlos Santana, has been taking fly balls out in left field. During games 3-5 of the World Series in Chicago, a designated hitter would not be used due to National League rules of no DH and the pitchers hitting. Indians manager, Terry Francona, is weighing all of his options for the World Series. With 3 games being under National League rules, Mike Napoli or Carlos Santana would be forced to sit on the bench because of the DH rule. Both players play a big part of the Indians line up and can be a major boost for the team. Since both players are important in the Indians line up , Francona is thinking about starting Santana in LF when the Tribe heads to Chicago.Francona had this to say on the National League DH rule :“I don’t like the idea that we play all year with the DH and now you get to the most important games and you don’t have it. But that’s the way it is, so we’ll see.”Santana has only played one career game in left field and that was on August 12, 2012, Santana spent the final four innings of the game in that position.The new left fielder? After talking to Antonetti, Francona and Mills, sounds like Indians strongly considering Santana in LF without the DH. pic.twitter.com/T2AxxjmlnH— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) October 27, 2016As for my opinion on this situation, previously in 2014 when the Indians had Nick Swisher at first base, the team tried having Carlos Santana play third base. Jose Ramirez, in the beginning of this season played some left field as they waited for Michael Brantley to return but shortly moved back to third base once the team released Juan Uribe. For this situation I believe that if you have Ramirez start in left field and have Santana play third it’d be a situation in which both players would be comfortable where they are stationed. In the end though, who am I to judge Terry Francona’s mindset? He has proven time and time again that he is a genius.What are your thoughts on the possibility of Carlos Santana playing Left Field during the World Series? Do you agree or Disagree? Do you have any suggestions ? Let us know on Twitter @NEOSportsInside or my personal Twitter, @PaytonVince .GO TRIBE! Related TopicsCarlos SantanaCarlos Santana playing Left FieldChicago CubsJose RamirezJuan UribeMichael BrantleyMike NapoliNick SwisherTerry FranconaWorld Series Payton Vince Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.