Updates to COVID-19 Directions 8 January 2021, South Australia Two COVID-19 Directions have been updated in South Australia in response to the recent Queensland COVID-19 outbreak.Updates have been made to the Cross Border Travel and Residential Aged Care Directions. These updates provide prohibited entry for those travelling from Queensland requirements for mask wearing inside Airports and on all flights.It is important that anyone intending to travel from Queensland reads the following information.Cross Border Travel Direction No 27The Cross Border No 27 Direction comes into effect as of 12.01am on Saturday 9 January 2021.The changes are as follow:MasksMasks (covering the nose and mouth) must now be worn on all airplanes an in all airport terminals. Exemptions apply if a person has a relevant medical condition with evidence, they need to see a person mouth for essential communication including people who are deaf or hard of hearing, when eating or drinking or is a child under the age of 12High Community Transmission Zone is now defined as the following:New South WalesThe Greater Brisbane Area which includes local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and the Redlands.Entry from the Greater Brisbane AreaPeople who arrive in South Australia from 12.01am on Saturday (9 January 2021) morning, having been in Greater Brisbane must self-quarantine for 14 days at a suitable location and receive a COVID-19 test on days 1, 5 and 12.People who have arrived in South Australia between Saturday 2 January and Friday 8 January 2021 (inclusive) and have been in the Greater Brisbane Area any time since 2 January 2021 are not required to self-quarantine but must receive a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on 13 January 2021. People are encouraged to remain isolated until returning their first negative result.Note- People who are classified as a Greater Brisbane Arrival cannot attend an event in South Australia with more than 1000 people until they have received a negative COVID-19 test result after the test conducted on the 13 January 2021.People can travel through the Brisbane airport if they have been in a Low Community Transmission Zone (ACT, NT, TAS, VIC, WA, NZ or QLD other than the Greater Brisbane Area), they wear a face mask which covers the nose and mouth and is present for no longer than 2 hours without the need for self-quarantine or COVID-19 testing upon arrival in SA.People can travel through the Greater Brisbane Area from a Low Community Transmission Zone providing they do not stop in the area, wear a face mask when in contact with the public and travel via the most direct and practicable route stopping in unless for emergency/respite/essential purposes.Entry from New South WalesPeople are not permitted to travel into South Australia if they are travelling from New South Wales or have been in New South Wales 14 days prior to entry exceptions apply to Essential Travellers and exempt arrivals.People can travel through the Sydney airport if they have been in a Low Community Transmission Zone, they wear a face mask which covers the nose and mouth and is present for no longer than 2 hours without the need for self-quarantine or COVID-19 testing upon arrival in SA.People can travel through New South Wales from a Low Community Transmission Zone the they do not stop in Greater Sydney Region, they wear a face mask when in contact with public and travel via most direct and practicable route not stopping in any other part of New South Wales unless for emergency/respite/essential purposes.Essential TravellersEssential Travellers status is not required for people who have been in Low Community Transmission Zone (ACT, NT, TAS, VIC, WA, NZ or QLD other than the Greater Brisbane Area) for the previous 14 days.Essential Travellers are now classified as people who have been in NSW and Greater Brisbane Area. Essential Travellers must apply through the Cross Border Travel Registration and must be approved before entering South Australia. https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-applicationCommercial Transport and freight services workers must receive a COVID-19 test on days 1, 5 and 12 upon arrival in South Australia.For Essential Traveller requirements please refer to the Essential Traveller Requirement Table located on the covid-19.sa.gov.au website.Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction No 22The Residential Aged Care Facilities No 22 Direction comes into effect as of Saturday 9 January 2021.The only change to the Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction is:People from Queensland are not permitted to enter an aged care facility (unless they have an exemption and prior approval from the facility and SA Health as a pre-approved essential traveller).A person who has entered SA and completed 14 days of quarantine is free to move around SA and also enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 26) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 27)(COVID-19) Direction 2020. The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 21)(COVID-19) Direction has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 22)(COVID-19) Direction.All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarationsIf you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19 /Public Release. 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Container spot rates from Asia to North Europe are now 130% higher than at the start of the year, after a further spike this week.Today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) recorded a 13.5% increase in its North Europe spot rate, to $2,374 per teu – however, in practice, market rates are considerably higher.The SCFI Asia-Mediterranean component increased by $165, to $2,384 per teu.One Shanghai-based NVOCC told The Loadstar several carriers were now quoting more than $6,000 per 40ft for Rotterdam, and “more than $8,000” per 40ft for the UK. And a forwarding contact in China said carriers on the route were now purely focused on maximising their freight earnings at the expense of all other agreements.“Carriers will give priority only to higher rate space – who pays more gets the space,” he said.Christoph Baumeister, senior trade manager Asia/ISC – Europe, at Flexport, told The Loadstar today the situation for shippers in Asia was getting “worse week by week”.He added: “The Far East-north/south Europe tradelanes remain under enormous pressure, and rates are further increasing this week.”And, according to freight rate benchmarking firm Xeneta’s crowd-sourced data, the current Asia-Europe short-term market average rate for contracts of three months or less is now 200% higher than a year ago, at $4,831 per 40ft.Although Xeneta’s data on longer-term contract rates shows an increase of a more modest 28%, to $1,648 per 40ft, it noted that despite being in the midst of the contract season, very few deals were being done, as both shippers and carriers judge the timing to be wrong.On the transpacific, spot rates were again virtually unchanged on the week, the SCFI recording a $68 increase for the US west coast to $3,947 per 40ft, and an $8 per 40ft decline for east coast ports to $4,700.The spot market on the route has remained stable since mid-September, coinciding with the intervention of Chinese regulators, with carriers preferring to earn additional revenue from their premium fees.And there seems no easing of the flood of imports from Asia into the US with the port of Los Angeles’ Signal forecaster confirming import volumes due at the port for weeks 50 and 51 up by 37% and 54%, respectively, on the year before.The unrelenting surge in imports has put the San Pedro Bay ports of LA and Long Beach under intense pressure. Freightos chief marketing officer Eytan Buchman said: “There are reports of up to 20 vessels bunching just off the west coast, waiting for a slot to open at LA-Long Beach to unload merchandise retailers are eager to get on virtual shelves before the holidays.” By Mike Wackett 04/12/2020 © Jirapatch Iamkate
Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tagsoffice market People working from home are looking for backyard officesAmericans forced to work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic are looking to their backyards for a bit more space and solitude to work.They’re driving demand for accessory dwelling units that are quick, relatively inexpensive, and relatively painless to build. There are a handful of companies that offer that and business is rolling in, according to the New York Times.Some companies offer structures that are small enough that they don’t require building permits. A couple living in Oakland got a 100-square-foot unit with electricity, transom windows, and laminate flooring for $31,000 from Boulder, Colorado-based Studio Shed.Studio Shed’s units are made of prefabricated panels and assembled on site. The entire process from ordering to completion was a little over four weeks. Company president Mike Koenig said Studio Shed “easily doubled our sales over last year,” and expanded from 28 to 38 employees to keep up with the business.ADVERTISEMENTWaco, Texas-based Kanga Room Systems manufactures prefabricated units as big as full-size cottages, according to the Times. Demand has shot up for its smallest unit, an 80-square-foot assemble-it-yourself kit that starts around $5,000.Seattle, Washington-based Modern Shed has increased business by about 25 percent since coronavirus hit the States. “We’ve always offered this very simple solution, because you don’t need to tear up an existing house and you can just add it to your backyard,” said founder Ryan Grey Smith. “It’s this little structure where you can feel like you’re working miles away, even though you’re only 30 feet away.” [NYT] — Dennis Lynch
Complementing Soreidom’s existing service from La Pallice, France and Antwerp to the French Antilles and other Caribbean destinations, the new service will call at the ports of Georgetown in Guyana, Paramaribo, Suriname, St. Laurent du Maroni, French Guyana, Point Lisas and other Caribbean destinations. The UK agent is WMS Shipping and in Antwerp it is Kennedy Hunter.The service will be operated by the multipurpose ship Martha which is equipped with two 60-tonne cranes and is strengthened for heavy cargoes and equipped for dangerous materials, containers, breakbulk, bulk and ro-ro cargoes, says an official notice from SoreidomSoreidom also offers services from the Caribbean to various ports on the US East Coast.
(CNN) For decades, experts have argued over when to clamp and cut a newborn’s umbilical cord after birth.Now, more health organizations are beginning to recommend delayed cord clamping. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has become one of the latest to advise medical professionals to wait at least 30 to 60 seconds before clamping and cutting.Throughout a pregnancy, the umbilical cord carries important nutrients and blood from the mother to the baby. After birth, a clamp is put on the cord, and it is cut so that the baby is no longer attached to the placenta. This procedure is one of the oldest involved in birth.In most Western countries, including the United States, the cord is clamped immediately after birth: usually between 10 to 15 seconds after.In the first few minutes after birth, blood is still circulating from the placenta to the infant. When clamping is put off for two or three minutes, it allows a physiological transfer of oxygen-rich blood to flow into the infant — a process called placental transfusion.A growing body of research shows that both full-term and preterm infants may benefit from this additional blood volume. Experts say this can affect development, especially for babies born early.“We have known for several years that among preterm infants, delayed cord clamping reduces the risk of several serious complications of prematurity, such as anemia,” Dr. Maria A. Mascola, lead author of the recommendation, wrote in an e-mail.“In recent years, more information has accumulated that showed that even among full-term infants, delaying clamping of the baby’s umbilical cord can be helpful also,” she added.Doctors traditionally cut the cord so quickly because of long-held beliefs that placental blood flow could increase birth complications such as neonatal respiratory distress, a type of blood cancer called polycythemia and jaundice from rapid transfusion of a large volume of blood.However, recent research has shown that delayed clamping does not cause complications in either the mother or the child.“There has also been concern about whether delayed cord clamping would pose more risk to the mother, specifically, would it lead to more risk of excessive blood loss at the time of delivery,” Mascola wrote in the e-mail.“We now have good evidence that delayed cord clamping does not add to that risk. Womens’ postpartum blood counts are similar, whether they have undergone delayed cord clamping or not.”Placental transfusion in full-term infants — babies born between 37 and 42 weeks of gestation — has been shown to increase hemoglobin levels and provide sufficient iron reserves in the first 6 to 8 months of life, preventing or delaying an iron deficiency, according to the recommendation.In preterm infants — those born before 37 weeks — delayed clamping has been associated with improved circulation in the infant’s heart, better red blood cell volume and decreased need for blood transfusion. It has also been shown to lower the occurrence of brain hemorrhage and an intestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis.The benefits of delayed clamping in preterm infants are clear, but in full-term infants, more research is needed, according to Dr. Colleen Denny, an OB/GYN and assistant clinical professor at the New York University School of Medicine who was not involved in the recommendation.“Preterm infants definitely do better with delayed cord clamping,” Denny said, noting that they have fewer serious problems such as brain bleeds and intestinal issues. “For term infants, we don’t really have that data yet.”Other organizations have also made similar recommendations.The World Health Organization recommends that the umbilical cord should be clamped after the first minute. However, in some babies who can’t breathe on their own, the cord should be cut immediately to allow effective ventilation to be performed, it says.The American College of Nurse-Midwives recommends delaying the clamping of the cord in full-term infants for five minutes if the newborn is placed skin-to-skin with the mother or two minutes if the newborn is at or below the height of the vaginal canal.The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends waiting at least 30 to 60 seconds for most newborns.Expectant parents interested in delayed clamping should speak with their physician to ensure that both the mom and baby are in a stable condition to do so, according to Denny.She explains to her patients that, if there is any kind of emergency with the mom or baby, they should not wait to clamp the cord.“Even though there are benefits, the bigger benefit is getting patients the care they need right away,” she said. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: March 5, 2017 9:01 AM EST SHARE Wait to cut umbilical cord, experts urge Author: CNN
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Hazelle Rogers among Clinton advocatesIn their efforts to court the Caribbean vote ahead of the Florida presidential primaries tomorrow, the Hillary Clinton campaign has established a Caribbean Leadership Council of state and local leaders among the Diaspora. Advocates for the Clinton campaign include state representatives Hazelle Rogers and Daphne Campbell, Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, and Miami Dade commission chairman Jean Monestime.Clinton’s husband, Former President Bill Clinton, made a campaign stop in Miami Gardens Sunday recently where he spoke at an event at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex and was joined by U.S. Representative Frederica Wilson, among others.He told the crowd her Republican rivals don’t want her to win the Democratic nomination out of fear she will beat them.“Everything Hillary accomplished — as Secretary of State, a Senator, in the White House — she actually had some good Republicans supporting her,” Clinton said. “Now, they start being mean to her when she left the Secretary of State’s office because they said ‘Oh my goodness, we have to run against her, what will we say.’”During his speech, President Clinton addressed the recent shooting death of 6-year-old King Carter and honored the mothers of gun violence, including Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin.At the rally, Rep. Frederica Wilson of Miami singled out Trump in making her case for Clinton, who would continue President Obama’s legacy.“She deserves to go back to the White House, but this time as the commander in chief,” Wilson said. “If we elect Donald Trump, all of Obama’s hard work will be wiped out.”Wilson also made sure to mention that Clinton would be the first woman president, something female voters of Florida seem to be keenly aware of in the poll. Among women voters polled, Clinton was favored 58-20 percent over Sanders. Men backed her 49-20 percent over Sanders. Clinton also beat Sanders among every age group of voters who were polled.
Bayern Munich took a huge step towards retaining their Bundesliga title with a slim victory in Der Klassiker at second-placed Borussia Dortmund.Joshua Kimmich’s sensational chip from 20 yards put Bayern in front two minutes before halftime.Both sides had gone close to breaking the deadlock before Kimmich’s goal and had efforts cleared off the line.The game had been hyped as an encounter between two of Bundesliga’s most in-form strikers with Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland cast in the mould of the young challenger to Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski throne.Both strikers who have both scored 41 goals in 35 domestic games this season – putting them level as top goalscorers in Europe drew blanks but came mightily close to adding to their tallies for the season.Haaland had an effort cleared off the line just 35 seconds into the encounter with Jerome Boateng well placed to divert the ball after Manuel Neuer – making his 400th Bundesliga appearance – had been beaten.Lewandowski nearly doubled Bayern’s advantage late on but shot against the post.Shorn of the intimidating “Yellow Wall” at an empty Iduna Signal Park, Dortmund struggled to make much of an impact after the interval with Mahmoud Dahoud’s late effort which was saved by Neuer the closest they got to drawing level.Their second-half performance contrasted with the vibrant showing in the first when they even had the ball in the net but Thorgan Hazard’s effort was ruled out for offside.The win puts Bayern seven points clear of Dortmund with six games remaining and all but puts paid to Dortmund title hopes.In the late kick-offs, 5th-placed Bayer Leverkusen passed up the chance to vault into the top four after they suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at home by Wolfsburg who are sixth on the log.Eintracht Frankfurt recovered from a 3-1 deficit to draw three all at home to Freiburg and the game between Werder Bremen and Borussia Monchengladbach also ended in a stalemate with both sides settling for a goalless draw. Related