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Factory flaws

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Now here’s a thing

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Watchdog bans ‘offensive’ clinical negligence ad

first_imgAdvertising watchdogs have banned a clinical negligence advertisement after complaints that it was distressing and offensive.The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered north-west firm Michael W Halsall, trading as, to take down the TV advertisement and ensure future advertisements are not likely to cause offence. The firm said it had voluntarily took the advertisement off air after it had been informed of complaints. The ad featured a diagram of a pregnant woman surrounded by the labels ‘birthing injury’, ‘cerebral palsy’ and ‘forceps injury’. A drawing of a doctor inside an orange warning triangle was then shown on-screen. A voiceover, accompanied by dramatic music, then said: ’During your pregnancy you thought your doctor was doing everything they could for you and your baby… But your doctor didn’t see the danger signs, and now you’re left picking up the pieces.’ The music then became more upbeat as the claims service was described.A total of 15 complaints were received, including from expectant mothers who said the ad was likely to cause undue fear or distress to pregnant women. Other complainants said people who had suffered problems during pregnancy may be offended, as would medical professionals.Media Agency Group, responding on behalf of the firm, said medical negligence claims could have life-changing consequences and, while accepting the message was emotive, said the responses to the ad were equally so.The company said the ad was designed to promote a specialist service to victims and it believed the ‘tone and execution’ were suitable for the nature of the claim type.But the ASA ruled the ad had breached two advertising standards rules, causing both harm and offence. ‘The overall tone and presentation of this information implied that medical negligence resulting in the named complications was a considerably more common occurrence than we understood was the case and, as such, was likely to cause undue distress to pregnant viewers,’ said the ruling. ‘The inference of widespread medical negligence in childbirth procedures was likely to cause serious offence to medical professionals.’The ruling added that by including cerebral palsy in the list of complication for which parents were left ‘picking up the pieces’, the ad framed the condition as a ‘burdensome affliction’ and it was likely to cause ‘serious offence’.Michael W Halsall Solicitors Ltd said in a statement: ‘The firm engaged the Media Agency Group (MAG) approximately 10 months ago to design and deliver a media campaign to promote the brand, specifically in relation to clinical negligence claims.‘Once the campaign had been designed all the adverts were then ratified by Clearcast who approved both the scripts and also the final commercials prior to them being broadcast. Clearcast were satisfied that the commercials complied with the BCAP code (rules) that applies to television advertising, such as good taste and decency criteria.’The advertisements ran for some six months and reached millions of viewers during that time, the firm stated. ‘On the 21 August the ASA contacted our office to make us aware of the 14 complaints that they had received in relation to the birthing Injury advert and also informed us of their intention to investigate the matter.‘We cooperated fully with them whilst they undertook their investigation and in light of the complaints that had been made in relation to the advert, we voluntarily removed it from air, prior to the conclusion of the ASA investigation.’last_img read more

MedCo disciplines dozens of doctors for late reports

first_imgThe body overseeing the regulation of whiplash doctors has taken action to discipline those failing to upload data in reasonable time.Earlier this year, the MedCo company wrote to medical reporting organisations and direct medical experts saying the uploading of reports was being ’monitored’ and will form part of this year’s audit.Today the scheme confirmed it has taken enforcement action to suspend 23 medical reporting organisations and 14 direct medical experts for failure to upload medical case data to the system.The suspended organisations and experts are permitted to complete existing instructions to avoid the impact on those users who have selected them to diagnose a client.But their details will no longer be presented in MedCo search offers and MedCo will reassess their position on the system once their outstanding case data has been uploaded.MedCo said it had written to all users to advise them of the enforcement action and to confirm they will continue to be monitored.Delays in uploading data have been the subject of complaints both from solicitors and their clients, with firms often blamed for doctors’ failure to progress cases. The problem is compounded because solicitors have a limited choice of experts to select from and may be forced to instruct organisations that are known to be difficult to deal with.MROS and direct medical experts are required to upload medical case data as part of their User Agreements. MROs must adhere to the SLA as published in the MedCo Guidance on Revised Qualifying Criteria October 2016. Direct medical experts must upload to the MedCo system within a maximum period of six months from the date of selection by the instructing party.last_img read more

No need to regulate robots say peers

first_imgNew developments in artificial intelligence do not yet need specific new laws to control possible harmful effects, a landmark inquiry by peers recommends today. However the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence’s 180-page report proposes that the government draft an international ethical code – which would include a ban on autonomous weapons, so-called ‘killer robots’. In researching the report, the lords’ investigation took evidence from a wide range of ethical and legal experts, including the Law Society, law firms and Gazette columnist Joanna Goodman, as well as figures from industry and academia. Its overall finding was that the UK is in a strong position to lead developments, with its ‘constellation of legal, ethical, financial and linguistic strengths’. However committee chair Lord Clement-Jones (DLA Piper partner Timothy Clement-Jones) noted that: ‘AI is not without its risks and the adoption of the principles proposed by the committee will help to mitigate these.’The committee heard widely varying views on whether AI requires urgent regulation, for example to prevent important decisions being taken by ‘black box’ algorithms. For example the Foundation for Responsible Robotics told the committee ‘we need to act now to prevent the perpetuation of injustice’.However the Law Society’s written evidence argued that ‘AI is still relatively in its infancy and it would be advisable to wait for its growth and development to better understand its forms, the possible consequences of its use, and whether there are any genuine regulatory gaps’. Technology specialist firm Kemp Little also warned against premature regulation, saying that ‘the pace of change in technology means that overly prescriptive or specific legislation struggles to keep pace and can almost be out of date by time it is enacted’.The committee’s report agrees, concluding that: ‘Blanket AI-specific regulation, at this stage, would be inappropriate. We believe that existing sector-specific regulators are best placed to consider the impact on their sectors of any subsequent regulation which may be needed.’ It notes that the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Bill currently going through parliament address many concerns, such as the right of people to challenge decisions made about them by artificial intelligence. However, the committee recommends that the government convene a global summit by the end of next year to develop a common framework for the ethical development and deployment of artificial intelligence systems. As a ‘starting point’ the committee recommends the framework adopt five principles:  Artificial intelligence should be developed for the common good and benefit of humanityArtificial intelligence should operate on principles of intelligibility and fairnessArtificial intelligence should not be used to diminish the data rights or privacy of individuals, families or communitiesAll citizens should have the right to be educated to enable them to flourish mentally, emotionally and economically alongside artificial intelligenceThe autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive human beings should never be vested in artificial intelligenceSuch a cross-sector AI code could be adopted nationally, and internationally, the committee proposes. ‘In time, the AI code could provide the basis for statutory regulation, if and when this is determined to be necessary.’last_img read more

ICE3 order to increase capacity and flexibility

first_imgGERMANY: DB’s management board has selected Siemens to supply a further 15 multi-voltage high speed trains. A contract for the ICE3 sets will be signed once the supervisory board gives its final go-ahead in mid-December, with industry sources putting the value at close to €500m. DB had called for tenders for the supply of between seven and 15 trainsets. To meet growing passenger demand the operator has decided to order the maximum number, with the first to enter service in December 2011. The eight-car sets will be equipped for use in Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Austria, providing DB with a degree of extra flexibility in its deployment of rolling stock on international routes.last_img read more

CNW90: 1in 4 Miami-Dade homes still underwater

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 17, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Miami-Dade commissioners have rescinded their vote to rename a street after Cuban-American real estate tycoon Jose Milton. The vote came just days after news leaked of another lawsuit against the Milton Corporation for racial discrimination, accusing the company of blocking black renters from their properties.A new report shows that 23 percent of Miami-Dade and 19 percent of Broward homeowners still owe more on their mortgages than the value of their homes. The new number of homeowners underwater however marked a decline, vastly improving from the 50 percent of underwater South Florida homeowners in 2010.Celebrating the 32nd independence anniversary of St. Kitts and Nevis, the St. Kitts and Nevis Association of Florida will be hosting their 17th annual Dinner and Ball, set for this Saturday, September 19th, starting 6:30 pm at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. The event will feature their signature cultural showcases and performances.In sports, South Florida-based Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson has been confirmed as one of the stars competing at the upcoming FINA Swimming World Cup in Dubai come November. This will be a homecoming for Atkinson, who earned her first world record at another international competition in Dubai last year.What’s trending:Jamaican writer Marlon James has made history by becoming the first ever Jamaican novelistshortlisted for the UK’s Man Booker Prize, for his book, “The History of Seven Killings.”For more on what’s trending, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Caribbean NationalWeekly, and on Twitter at National Weekly.For Today’s Weather Forecast:Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 84 and a low of 75. For Miami-Dade, thunderstorms with a high of 84 and a low of 75.For more information on these and other stories, visit read more

Joshua Grommen leaves Ceres-Negros FC

first_imgBorn and raised in Brisbane, Grommen came through the Queensland Academy of Sport and the Brisbane Roar’s youth team. He also had stints with Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines./PN Grommen admitted having a hard time during the enhanced community quarantine as he was holed up in his apartment in Bacolod City for three months after returning home to Australia recently. “The first two months we weren’t allowed to leave our apartment [in Bacolod City] unless we went to buy groceries so we were pretty much in prison,” the 23-year-old added. “It’s not the best for the club as Ceres is a big team in Asia,” Grommen said, hinting on the Busmen’s disbandment. “In regards to Philippines football, the amount of COVID-19 cases is growing and I don’t know if teams can afford to pay players anymore.” “At the moment I’m looking into clubs back in Southeast Asia such as Thailand, maybe even India, but with the whole virus situation it’s currently impossible to go overseas as borders are currently closed till maybe next year,” he added. Joshua Grommen of Ceres-Negros FC (right) competes for the ball against Adailton (left) of FC Tokyo during the AFC Champions League play off between FC Tokyo and Ceres-Negros at Tokyo Stadium on January 28, 2020 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. GETTY IMAGEScenter_img MANILA – Filipino-Australian defender Joshua Grommen has announced his departure from Ceres-Negros FC, further fueling speculations that the football club is heading to dissolution. He also acknowledged that the future of the 2020 Philippines Football League season is in serious doubt with the country still under the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “I just got out of quarantine here in Sydney so it’s good to have freedom after being in lockdown in the Philippines for three months,” said Grommen, who represented the country as part of the U-23 team last year. Grommen, who made five appearances for Ceres-Negros this year, said in an interview with The World Game that he is in search for a new football club to play for in the Southeast Asian region.last_img read more

Police Blotter for 7-23-2015

first_img Share Special to the PRESSHere Puppy, PuppyOn Sunday July 5 at approximately 10:59 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the bus barn in reference to two dogs. Upon arrival contact was made with a man who stated two dogs had gone into the bus barn. Shortly after, animal control arrived and attempted to take custody of the dogs, but they took off running before he could. The area was checked, but animal control was unable to locate the animals. The officer gathered the information for a report and resumed patrol.Sugar HighOn Sunday, July 5 at approximately 1:50 a.m., a woman from Beacon Bay Apartments complained that she had her sugar high.  E.M.S. arrived and transported the woman to Valley Regional Hospital in Brownsville.Lost and FoundOn July 6 at approximately 9:13 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 110 W. Hickman St. in reference to a lost article.  Upon the officer’s arrival, he made contact with an elderly woman who advised the officer that she had lost an identification card sometime in June but had not reported it.  The woman only wished to report the incident in case the item was found.  The officer gathered all information for his report and resumed patrol.My Trash Is My TreasureOn July 6 at approximately 9:53 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 110 W. Hickman in reference to a theft. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a man who said he had his trash can stolen from his residence at 1398 Harbor Island Drive. The man said he had last seen it on Tuesday before he had left out of town. After further investigation the man said he would just like to file a report for a replacement. The officer gathered his information for the report and resumed patrol.Well … Facebook Said SoOn July 6 at approximately 2:40 p.m., an officer was dispatched to 110 W. Hickman in reference to a miscellaneous incident. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a woman who stated, she had noticed concerning messages about human trafficking on a Facebook group. After further investigation screen shot photos were taken of the main posts and forwarded to CID for further investigation. The officer gathered information for a report and resumed patrol.I Said, “I’m Fine MOM!”On July 7 at approximately 3:38 p.m. an officer was dispatched to 406 Houston St. Apt. No. 2 in reference to a welfare concern about a woman staying at the location. Upon the officer’s arrival he made contact with a man who advised him that the woman in question was at the pool area. The officer made contact the woman and she spoke with her family via cell phone and assured them of her wellbeing. The officer then gathered information for his report and resumed patrol.Plenty of Fish in the SeaOn July 7 at approximately 11:39 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Pirate’s Landing fishing pier located at 501 E. Maxan St. in reference to an EMS call. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a woman who stated that she and her family were at the pier fishing. She stated that her son was setting to cast off and accidentally hooked his little brother on the eye. The officer proceeded to make contact with the father of the little boy who was advising him to keep his eyes closed. The little boy was cooperating with the instructions given by his father and was calm. After a few moments Port Isabel EMS arrived on location and placed the little boy in the ambulance. The officer proceeded to go back and make contact with the mother and the other brother who caused the accident. The little boy was transported to the hospital and was accompanied by his father. The officer gathered information for a report and resumed patrol.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedBlotter for 7-10-2015Special to the PRESS “Dude, Where’s My Car?” On Wednesday July 1 at approximately 12:13 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South Shore Drive in reference to a civil matter. Upon arrival contact was made with a woman who stated she had let a friend borrow…July 10, 2015In “News”Blotter for 8/27/2015Special to the PRESS False Alarm On Thursday July 30, 2015 at approximately 9:17 A.M., an officer was dispatched to a call at the 400 block of E. Maxan in reference to a welfare concern. Upon the officers arrival he made contact with a woman who stated that her child…August 28, 2015In “News”Police blotter 1-22-14PRESS Staff Report January 22, 2015 Father doesn’t always know best At approximately 9:12 p.m. on Jan. 2 a police officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Michigan Street in reference to a male subject who had been drinking and wanting to drive. Upon arrival the officer made contact…January 23, 2015In “News”last_img read more

No. 22 UWF volleyball sweeps UAH to wrap up the regular season

first_imgNext Game: Preview Full Schedule Roster Live Stats PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 22-ranked University of West Florida volleyball team swept Gulf South Conference opponent Alabama Huntsville 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-15) at home on Saturday afternoon to wrap up the regular season. West Florida (27-5, 19-1 GSC) swept its 22nd opponent of the season en route to posting the second best regular season winning percentage in program history (.844). UWF also posted the second best regular season conference winning percentage in program history (.950) during the 2015 season. West Florida swept 24 opponents during the 2007 season and had a 30-5 (.857) overall record during the regular season in 2007. UWF posted undefeated regular season conference records in 2007, 2008 and 2011. Junior Corisha Smith (Inwood, W.Va./Musselman HS) tallied 15 kills with only one attack error on 26 swings en route to posting a career-best attack percentage (.538) on Saturday. Smith was also effective from the service line with four aces in the win. Junior Kathryn Torre (Highland, Ill./State College of Florida) had 11 kills with only two attack errors on 25 swings (.360) with three blocks. Sophomore Emily Cosgrove (Birmingham, Ala./Oak Mountain HS) and   junior Cora Bidlack (Randolph, N.J./Randolph HS) each tallied five blocks in the win and combined for eight kills. Sophomore Monique StCyr (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown HS) had 37 assists and two service aces in the win while junior Tori Martella (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence HS) tallied a team-high 15 digs and a service ace. Senior Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) had six kills, three blocks and 10 digs in her final regular season match of her career at the UWF Field House. UWF will host the 2015 GSC Tournament Championship on November 21-22. West Florida will face the winner of the quarterfinal matchup between No. 4-seed Shorter and No. 5-seed Alabama Huntsville in the tournament semifinals on Saturday, November 21. Times for tournament matches will be determined next week. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS# Print Friendly Version Watch Live Shorter (GSC Semifinal) 11/21/2015 – 1:30 p.m.last_img read more