Ex-Proximus chief Leroy joins DT board

first_img Related Previous ArticleChina 5G base stations approach 500KNext ArticleHuawei warns of £18B hit to UK economy from 5G ban Chris Donkin Operators back Qualcomm role in open RAN path Author Tags Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom eyes 5G, fibre lead Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade Home Ex-Proximus chief Leroy joins DT board AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 09 SEP 2020 Deutsche Telekom appointed former Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy (pictured) as its new board member for Europe, a year after the executive’s move to KPN was scuppered by an investigation into alleged insider trading.In a statement, Deutsche Telekom said Leroy would take responsibility for its Europe segment at the start of November, replacing Srini Gopalan who is changing remit to cover its home market of Germany.CEO Timotheus Hottges said in addition to bringing 30 years experience in consumer goods and telecoms, Leroy will provide the operator “with very good support in our political and regulatory work”.Leroy spent five years at the helm of Proximus, having also worked in a number of other roles at the Belgian incumbent. Previously she worked at consumer goods giant Unilever.She had been set to take over at the helm of KPN in December 2019, having already announced her departure from Proximus.However, following a well-publicised insider trading investigation by Belgium’s stock market, authority KPN cancelled the move citing “uncertainty”.The case against Leroy was eventually dropped in July, after she agreed to pay a €107,841 settlement with the Financial Services and Markets Authority. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backlast_img read more

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 12, 2020

first_imgMDR Klebsiella cluster detected in Arizona nursing homeA paper today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report describes a small cluster of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae detected at an Arizona nursing home.The cluster was first detected in August 2018 when the Mariposa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) identified two isolates of carbapenemase-producing K pneumoniae (KPC-KP) in urine samples from two residents of a ventilator-capable unit in a skilled nursing facility. Both residents had urinary tract infections and resided in neighboring rooms. Further analysis of the isolates by the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network suggested healthcare-associated transmission, and the Arizona Department of Health Services investigated the cluster to prevent additional cases.Immediate contact screening for KPC-KP colonization among 26 residents who were in the ventilator-capable unit at the same time as the index patients detected KPC-KP isolates in five asymptomatic contacts, three of which had indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns from the isolates in the two index patients, a finding that further supported healthcare-associated transmission. A site visit to the facility in September 2018 to observe infection control practices found missed opportunities for hand hygiene before and after physical contact with residents, and lapses in aseptic technique during routine sterile procedures.Re-screening of the 26 contacts in November 2018 to determine whether MCDPH’s recommended control measures were successful in containing the cluster identified three additional cases of KPC-KP colonization.The authors of the report conclude, “Closer adherence to CDC recommendations that could prevent health care–associated KPC-KP transmission include housing together residents with infection, improving adherence to hand hygiene, using gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who require mechanical ventilation or have tracheostomies, and implementing contact precautions for uncontained body fluids.”Mar 12 MMWR Notes from the field Pharmacy-led UTI test demonstrates benefits in UK pilot studyA community pharmacy-led test-and-treat service for women with uncomplicated urinary tract (UTI) infections helped support appropriate use of antibiotics and reduced demand on other National Health Services (NHS) resources, English researchers reported today in JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance.In the pilot study, researchers analyzed data on 764 women who presented to 23 pharmacies with UTI symptoms from December 2018 to April 2019. The test-and-treat service, developed by a team of physicians, pharmacists, and microbiologists, clinically assessed women aged 16 to 64 years for the possibility of uncomplicated UTI, with treatment based on the outcome of a urine dipstick test and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. A novel smartphone app provided instructions on use and analysis of the dipstick test and recorded test results. Women were either advised on self-care, supplied with antibiotics, or referred to their general practitioner (GP).Urine dipstick test results indicated 372 of 496 women (75%) were likely to have a lower UTI, and 360 of 372 of these women (96.8%) purchased antibiotics. Analysis of data indicating what action the women would have taken had the service not been available showed that nearly three-quarters (214/301, 71.1%) would have visited their GP, and more than one-third (116/301, 35.8%) would have attempted self-treatment.”As pharmacists working within the community become more integrated into primary care networks, there is an opportunity for them to embed services such as this to support self-care and appropriate use of NHS resources,” the study authors write. “This would support changing behaviour of patients with UTIs to utilize community pharmacies as the first port of call (i.e. changing to a ‘pharmacy first’ mentality) and allow for effective triage and treatment within this environment.”Mar 12 JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance studylast_img read more

UK to host open football practice

first_imgKentucky head football coach Mark Stoops will open the team’s 10:30 a.m. practice on Saturday to media and fans, per a release from the athletic department on Wednesday.The practice will be held on the Tim Couch Practice Fields at the Nutter Training Center. There is a possibility the practice will be moved to the Nutter Field House next to Commonwealth Stadium in the event of bad weather.The athletic department asks that no one bring his/her own chair and that all attendees stay behind all signs, painted lines and all ropes.Free parking is available in the locations listed below:• C8 Lot behind the right-field fence of Cliff Hagan Stadium• E-Lot beside the Cliff Hagan Stadium• Small E-Lots on Sports Center Drive• Green Lot near Commonwealth Stadium (if practice is moved to the Nutter Field House)last_img read more

Ed Carpenter: Poles are nice, but my emphasis is winning Indy 500

first_img(Greg Hester, USA TODAY Sports)(Greg Hester, USA TODAY Sports)INDIANAPOLIS 500 QUALIFYING GUIDESaturdayTime/TV: 10:50 a.m.-5:50 p.m. ET (11-3, ESPN3; 4-6, ABC). Fast facts: The field is winnowed to 33 starters. Drivers must post a four-lap qualifying speed among the nine fastest in order to advance to Sunday’s Fast Nine.SundayTime/TV: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET (10-noon, ESPN3; 1-3, ABC). Fast facts: The pole and starting order is determined. Only drivers in the Fast Nine – which sets the first three rows — have a chance at the pole. Ed Carpenter at Indianapolis 500 practice Thursday. (Michael Conroy, AP)Ed Carpenter at Indianapolis 500 practice Thursday. (Michael Conroy, AP)INDIANAPOLIS — Ed Carpenter is steeped enough in Indianapolis 500 lore to understand the historical importance of winning a record third consecutive pole for open-wheel racing’s greatest race. That is, he knows it means very little.“It’s definitely a topic of conversation this week,” IndyCar’s only driver/owner told USA TODAY Sports. “I think if that’s something that can happen, it would be cool, but winning the last two poles and leaving the month of May not winning the race, it’s been pretty disappointing.”The C in CFH Racing — after merging his team with that of former driver Sarah Fisher and businessman Willis “Wink” Hartman — and stepson of IndyCar founder Tony George, Carpenter last season became the 11th driver to win consecutive Indy 500 poles.Carpenter is undertaking his first of six races after delegating the street/road course portion of the 16-event schedule to Luca Filippi. Carpenter won at Texas Motor Speedway in 2014 utilizing Mike Conway in Filippi’s role.CARPENTER: Shifts gears between owning, drivingThe end was not nearly as heartening as the start in either of the last two 500s. Carpenter crashed on Lap 175 last year, finishing 27th. He was 10th in 2013.“The poles didn’t mean much at that point,” Carpenter said. “If I happens it happens. If not, no big deal. My emphasis on the whole month is the race.”IndyCar has retained the non-traditional qualifying format adopted last season in which the field is winnowed on Saturday to 33 starters — there are just 34 entries — eliminating the anticlimax of a Sunday “Bump Day.” The fastest nine drivers from Saturday will contest the pole and spots 10 through 33 will be decided amongst everyone else.NEWGARDEN CRASH: CFH driver’s car flips during Thursday’s practiceWinning the pole has been no harbinger for Memorial Day glory since Helio Castroneves captured his third Borg-Warner Trophy from there in 2009, the 20th time in Indy 500 history a pole winner has won. Since then, Dario Franchitti is the only other driver to claim the win from better than fifth, winning from the third spot in 2010.Defending race-winner Ryan Hunter-Reay came from 19th to win last year, while in 2013 winner Tony Kanaan qualified 12th and Franchitti won his third installment in 2012 from 16th.Team owner Roger Penske, if he’s a superstitious man, might hope for a reversal of an early season trend as he seeks a record 16th Indy win. Though there has been a different winner in each of the first five IndyCar races, Team Penske has claimed every pole. Defending series champion Will Power took St. Petersburg and the Grand Prix of Indianapolis; Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole at Avondale, La.; and three-time Indy 500 winner Castroneves started up front at Long Beach and Birmingham, Ala.last_img read more

Loans are available related to February storm damage

first_img(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/09/2020-3:30PM)Share this:FacebookTwitter JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Small Business Administration business loans are available related to declared disaster for storms, floods, slides and damage from February 3-29, 2020.last_img