Guidance: SaBTO microbiological safety guidelines 2017

first_imgThis document provides guidance on minimising the risk of an infection being passed on through transplanted organs, tissues and cells.This guidance was first published in 2017, and replaced the 2011 ‘Guidance on the microbiological safety of human organs, tissues and cells used in transplantation’. The summary document outlines the major changes to the guidance in 2017.last_img

Students robbed at gunpoint

first_img Their possessions have not yet been recovered. South Bend Police took serial numbers of the electronic devices, one of the students said. If the burglars take the computers to a pawnshop, the serial numbers will be checked and police will be notified. Two of the students own the home, but homeowner’s insurance only has a $2,000 deductible; he said they would not likely recover all $3,000 worth of stolen items. All three residents were in the home on the 1100 Block of East Sorin Street at the time, but only one was downstairs when two men rang the doorbell and entered the home. One of them had a rifle. The Office of Student Affairs contacted all three students and offered aid in finding alternative housing options, but they said will continue to live on East Sorin Street. Three Notre Dame students were robbed at gunpoint in their off-campus home Thursday night and, according to one of the students, lost $3,000 worth of possessions. “I’d never felt unsafe in my own house,” he said. “I’ve talked to neighbors and it just seems like … they say this is the worst that it’s ever been.” According to South Bend Police logs, the robbery was a home invasion and robbery by suspects armed with a rifle.  Another student, a Notre Dame junior, was already on the ground in the kitchen, he said, while the other, a senior, was not on the ground floor and was unaware of the invasion. The two burglars repeatedly asked where the money was and went upstairs to take several possessions before leaving the house, the student said.  Police arrived at the house four to five minutes after they were called, another one of the victims said. Several police officers responded, looked for fingerprints and took pictures. He said he found the police to be very helpful after the robbery, but would like to see more police presence in his neighborhood. “When I came down I saw a man with a rifle on my couch looking through things,” he said. “I asked the guy what he was doing there. He told me to get on the ground immediately … so I got down on the ground.” The police log lists a cell phone, wallet, backpack, two iPods and three computers among the stolen items. Two of the residents also lived at the home during the 2009-10 school year. One of them said neighbors say there have been numerous robberies on their street, but they always felt comfortable living there. “Overall I think they might need maybe one or two more squad cars to patrol the streets where students live,” he said.  As a result of the incident, one of the victims said he would advise all students who live off campus to take extra security measures, such as keeping doors locked — even while at home — and not walking alone at night. The residents have taken new security precautions, however. One of them said they are changing the locks on their doors and adding an extra security code to their security system so the police are called immediately. One of the victims, a second-year law student, said he had gone upstairs for a moment when he heard the doorbell ring. The Observer will not name the three students because they are victims of a crime.  “Those are little things that we sometimes ignore but can make a big difference if there are people out there willing to hurt Notre Dame students,” he said. “I would just say don’t take anything for granted. South Bend has a lot to offer but at the same time it’s not the most safe area.”last_img read more

City of Miami honors its black legal pioneers

first_img May 1, 2001 Regular News City of Miami honors its black legal pioneers During Black History Month, the elected officials of the City of Miami recognized and honored the legal pioneers who served as municipal court judges in the black community during 1950-1964.Proclamations were issued to the judges and their families at a February commission meeting. The program was coordinated by the City Attorney’s Office.In 1950, the City of Miami established, as part of its municipal court system, a jurisdictional district that served the black community. The court was known as the “Negro Municipal Court” and it was located in the newly constructed “Negro Police Precinct.” On April 19, 1950, City of Miami Commissioner Robert L. Floyd nominated Lawson E. Thomas (deceased) to be a municipal judge. He was unanimously appointed by the city commission to preside over the new court, becoming the first black judge in the South since the Reconstruction era, and presided over the court throughout the 1950s and the 1960s. In the late 1950s, John D. Johnson was also appointed as a municipal judge over the “Negro Municipal Court,” becoming the second black judge to be appointed in the City of Miami. The court’s jurisdiction was abolished in 1964, and the cases were integrated with the other municipal courts in the city.Proclamations were presented to Judge Johnson and Eugenia Thomas, Judge Thomas’ widow. Also recognized were Judge Donald Wheeler Jones, the first black judge to preside over an integrated court in Florida; Judge Henry Arrington (deceased); and Judge Harold Braynon, the last black attorney to be appointed as a municipal judge for the City of Miami. Judge Jones is currently the dean of students at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. Judge Braynon recently retired from his law practice.Presiding over the event was George F. Knox, former city attorney for Miami. City of Miami honors its black legal pioneerslast_img read more

Asset management roundup: AXA unveils core investments leadership team

first_imgAXA Investment Management has named the leadership team for core investments, a new division that was created last year as part of an overhaul of the asset manager’s corporate structure.Core investments is one of the four “pillars” into which the business was reorganised, and combines AXA IM’s fixed income, multi-asset and active equity (the Framlington Equities platform) strategies.According to the €730bn asset manager, the appointments in the core investment leadership team will “accelerate collaboration and innovation” between the strategies, as well as further embed research and quantitative insights into portfolio decisions.They see Chris Iggo, chief investment officer for the fixed income platform since 2008, taking on additional responsibility in the newly created role of CIO for core investments. Marion Le Morhedec has been appointed head of active fixed income for Europe and Asia, a role that Iggo carried out on top of being fixed income CIO. Le Morhedec had been head of products specialists and solutions for the core investments platform since February 2019, and before that head of business development and client relationships for fixed income. Chris Iggo, newly appointed CIO for core investments at AXA IMSerge Pizem, previously global head of the multi-assets investments team, has been named head of multi-asset, while Laurent Clavel, formerly head of research at AXA IM, has been appointed head of the firm’s “Quant Lab”, a unit that pre-dates the corporate reorganisation. Hans Stoter, who was named global head of core investments at AXA IM in December, said: “I am convinced that this new leadership team will result in increased collaboration, lead to better performance and engender a true transformation in the way we manage portfolios.”DWS adds ESG criteria to money market fundsDWS today said it would apply environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to money market funds managed in the EMEA region.According to the asset manager, the criteria include a set of sector exclusions, screens based on norms, and best-in-class rankings, but “no changes in the portfolio allocations were necessary as the ESG quality was already high”.Harm Carstens, co-head of short duration portfolio management for EMEA at DWS, said: “The ESG money market funds universe is still at an early stage and we are pleased to announce these latest advancements. DWS ESG money market funds aim to cater to investors’ increasing demands for sustainable investment vehicles in the money market space.”DWS said that it last year launched the first money market fund available in the US to apply ESG criteria.In Europe, BlackRock launched a “Liquid Environmentally Aware Fund” in July. Moody’s said it was the first money market fund in Europe to apply environmental and other characteristics, including social and governance factors, when selecting the funds’ investments.“Investors in money market funds in Europe are showing a strong interest in sustainable investment that will over time pressure all short-term debt issuers to improve adherence to ESG principles, or face difficulties placing their debt,” said the credit rating agency.last_img read more

Everton given Traore work permit

first_img “Now I am trying to do the same at Everton, but in a better way because I want to improve and become a better player year after year.” Injuries are continuing to affect the squad, and with midfielder Steven Pienaar absent with a groin issue against West Brom, Martinez lost full-back Seamus Coleman to a hamstring problem. Everton will assess the Republic of Ireland international over the next 24 hours, but he could miss next Tuesday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield. “The next 24 hours are going to be vital to find out how he feels,” said Martinez. “Seamus is a really fit boy, so when he got that feeling something was wrong with his hamstring we needed to take that seriously. “We will find out over the next few hours the extent of the injury. “Steven Pienaar had to come off against Norwich and since then he has been working hard to get back to full fitness and it was a little bit short for Monday. “We will assess him over the next few days. It shouldn’t be too big a problem in his groin area.” On the upside, Martinez hopes to have Gerard Deulofeu back from a hamstring injury soon, as the on-loan Barcelona youngster has been out of action since December 14. “Gerard is progressing really well. A member of our medical department went over to Barcelona to find out where he is (in terms of fitness),” the manager added. “It is a bit more complicated injury because it affects the tendon and that can get re-injured very easily. “We are happy with his progress and he is doing really well and I don’t think it will be long before he is back. “We reassess him every three days. Hopefully he will carry on with no setbacks.” Press Association “Talks are ongoing with Monaco to secure the 23-year-old’s services.” Manager Roberto Martinez publicly confirmed their interest following Monday’s 1-1 draw at West Brom, saying: “Lacina is a player who I really like and is someone who would fit in really well in the role we want the player to come in. “He is a very talented footballer. He is only 23 and has already had a couple of moves (totalling) nearly £30million, but every work permit is a difficult one and we will try our best.” The 6ft 8ins striker is being brought in to replace Nikica Jelavic, who was sold to Hull last week, and will provide support for fellow on-loan forward Romelu Lukaku, who is currently Martinez’s first choice. Lukaku provided the knock-down for Kevin Mirallas to score the opening goal in the 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns, only for Uruguay international Diego Lugano to register his first goal in English football to secure a point for the Baggies. “We lost two points, you have to be realistic,” said Lukaku. “In the first half we dominated but we didn’t control the game as we should have done, and we have to learn from it and do better in the next few games.” On his return to the Hawthorns, where he spent last season on loan scoring 17 goals, Lukaku told evertontv: “I had a great time at West Brom and I hope they enjoyed my football and I left some good memories at the club. Everton are looking to finalise a loan deal for Monaco striker Lacina Traore after obtaining a work permit for the Ivory Coast international. The Toffees have received the paperwork they need to bring the 23-year-old to Goodison Park on a contract until the end of the season and will now complete the formalities of the deal with the French club. “Everton confirm they have been granted a work permit for Lacina Traore,” said a spokesman. last_img read more

Trevor Bauer apologizes for throwing ball over CF fence: ‘Completely unacceptable’

first_imgIndians pitcher Trevor Bauer, who threw a ball over the center field fence before being removed from Sunday’s 9-6 loss to the Royals, apologized to the team and its fans for his behavior, which he characterized as a competitive fire that “just boiled over and consumed me.”“There’s no place for it in the game,” Bauer told reporters after the game (via Cleveland.com). “I’m happy it didn’t result in any physical injury for anybody else. I realize I put people in danger.” MLB trade rumors: Padres’ offers for Mets starter Noah Syndergaard have been ‘especially light’ It also comes as Bauer (9-8, 3.79 ERA) has been the subject of trade rumors ahead of Wednesday’s deadline and the Indians (62-43) chase the first-place Twins (64-41) in the AL Central.For now, he says his immediate focus is on his behavior’s effect on the Indians as they wrap up their winningest July (17-5) since going 18-9 in July 1995, adding that he’ll consider the impact of a potential suspension later.“I’m trying to make reparations to the people that are in this clubhouse and this organization,” Bauer said. “I’ll handle whatever else comes my way from there.” Yankees trade rumors: New York ‘willing to consider’ moving Clint Frazier, Miguel Andujar for starter MLB trade news: Blue Jays send Marcus Stroman to Mets After Nicky Lopez’s bases-loaded single in the fifth, Bauer apparently was unhappy with the baseball thrown to him by umpire David Rackley. Bauer fired the ball high into the netting behind home plate before getting another one.That’s when manager Terry Francona came out to pull Bauer, who when he saw he was being removed whirled and threw the ball some 375 feet to just in front of the the batter’s eye in center field at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium.Francona was visibly upset with his pitcher when he reached the mound, but the Indians skipper wouldn’t comment after the game about his private conversation with Bauer afterward.“We certainly discussed it, as we should,” Francona said. “Today was a frustrating day. He did it out of frustration. I don’t want to say something that I don’t mean.”In the wake of the incident, a suspension by Major League Baseball wouldn’t be a surprise. His outburst violates strict MLB policy against coaches or players throwing balls into the stands or out of the park. [email protected] apologizes for throwing a baseball into the stands in frustration. pic.twitter.com/ZoA5IJT8l9— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) July 28, 2019Bauer, 28, gave up career highs in runs (eight) and earned runs (seven) on Sunday, according to ESPN Stats & Information, as his frustrations grew. Frustration boiling over, Trevor Bauer’s temper got the best of him as he exited the game against the Royals. pic.twitter.com/yDUiKWoCpr— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) July 28, 2019“Usually that fire drives me and today it just boiled over and consumed me,” Bauer said. “That just can’t happen. That’s completely unacceptable.” Related Newslast_img read more