By Angela Moore
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Throw a global pandemic at the world’s religions, and you get confessions via Skype, virtual seders and recitations of the Koran over Facebook.
The world’s three leading religions have survived famines, plagues, pestilence and wars. Now, in the 21st century shutdown, New York-area Jewish, Islamic and Christian clerics are turning to technology to help their followers through the coronavirus.
Worshipers have taken to online connections as the dangers of the virus and uncertainty of self-isolation deepen their spirituality and strengthen their faith, the clerics said.
“I think from a spiritual standpoint, it’s very empowering,” said Sheikh Osamah Salhia, Imam at the Islamic Center of Passaic County in Clifton, New Jersey.
The government-ordered shutdowns have been “a chance for us to recognize our real priorities in life and gain a sense of clarity on what really matters: family, community, the masjid (mosque) and its
Sen. Lamar Alexander coined what may be a new catchphrase in COVID-19 testing during a Senate hearing on Tuesday—or, at the very least, an inspiration for memes: the saliva lollipop.
While discussing ways to increase testing for the coronavirus and to make it more patient-friendly, Alexander mentioned using a “saliva lollipop” to get test results. “Another proposal, not yet approved, is to put in your mouth a sort of lollipop that is a sponge, take a photograph of the lollipop with your cellphone and transmit it to a laboratory,” he said during the Senate health committee hearing on Tuesday. “If it
Dan Bisset was in a medically induced coma and on life support. The 48-year-old’s blood was being artificially oxygenated via a specialized machine, as he continued to battle the novel coronavirus, which kept him in strict isolation.
Unable to let his family members into the unit, personnel in the cardiac intensive care unit at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, P.A., provided Bisset’s sister, Lisa Harvey, with an iPad, allowing her and Bisset’s wife, Shannon, to FaceTime him.
“Even though my brother was still in the medically induced coma, the nurses and the doctors would take the iPad and position it for us to be able to see my brother, to be bedside by my brother,” said Harvey, who was able to communicate with him as his condition improved.
A similar scenario is playing out in hospitals across the country, with tech companies like Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (
Kevin Callahan became the CEO of Pioneering Technology Corp. (CVE:PTE) in 2002. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we’ll consider growth that the business demonstrates. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.
According to our data, Pioneering Technology Corp. has a market capitalization of CA$5.3m, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth CA$225k over the year to September 2019. Notably, the salary of CA$225k is the vast majority of the CEO compensation. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below CA$281m, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be CA$218k.
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