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Scout details ‘essential’ investment for US plans

first_img Tech firm raises additional SEK42m from institutional investors Scout details ‘essential’ investment for US plans Scout Gaming Group has said that an additional SEK42m (€4m/$4.6m) in capital from institutional investors will be “essential” to the company’s plans to expand its services into the US market. The technology firm specialises as a B2B supplier of fantasy sports and has been seeking to take advantage of increasing opportunities for growth in the US.  As part of this strategy, to gather funding, Scout opted to issue 900,000 new shares to institutional investors at a subscription price of SEK47 per share. Swedbank Robur, as well as existing shareholders in the form of Novobis AB, Knutsson Holding AB, Isoquant Holding AB, Naxs AB and Lars Wingefors AB subscribed for shares in the rights issue, allowing the firm to raise around SEK42m before issue costs. Speaking to about the move, Billy Degerfeldt (pictured), CFO and investor relations at Scout, said the firm will mainly use the funds to finance growth plans in the US, but also for exploring general expansion options. “[The investment] is essential for entering the US market,” he said. “We are experiencing a rapidly increased demand. It is basically because we are the leading global B2B supplier of fantasy sports. “So what happened is that people looked upon DraftKings and realised that the reason for their success was to build a database by using the legal option, fantasy sports, before NJ was regulated. “We are also experiencing interest among operators close to launching sports betting, realising that DFS is a natural part of the US betting market.”The investment move comes after Scout earlier this month also signed a new partnership with Metric Gaming as part of a joint growth effort in the US. The non-exclusive agreement states Metric and Scout will have reciprocal access to each other’s products and jointly develop new products, with the ambition of coalescing sports betting and fantasy sports games. The deal also states Metric will provide traditional sports betting products for Scout’s Betflex application.However, the firm may face challenges if it wishes to enter New York after a judge in Albany this week ruled daily fantasy sports are a form of gambling and should be illegal in the state.Scout is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and also has operations in both Norway and Ukraine. The company is listed on Nasdaq First North, a division of Nasdaq Nordic. Email Address Regions: US Topics: Finance Sports betting Strategy DFS DFS Tags: Fantasy Sports AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 30th October 2018 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

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Detroit delays water shutoff 15 days

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab F WILLIAM THEWALT says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs July 21, 2014 at 7:34 pm From what I’ve read about water shut problems are nation wide, some places just tack the over due bills onto property taxes, others condemn the house, then hand out trespassing violations to the owners.First I’m in a.position where I can’t pay the water bill. I’m not not paying it on purpose.two weeks ago this happened to me, water was shut off, the next day fire department posted a unfit for human occupancy sign. A week later the acting police chief and the fire chief showed up, I was told i had to leave his (police chiefs property), I own my my house its paid for. I had no where to go and no way to get around, I have no insurance and mg tabs are expired on my vehicle. I was told he would arrest me but he didn’t have anyone working at the jail that night. I was questioned for about my why I wasn’t paying bills, working, etc. for about an hour. He left saying I had two hours, during this time packed backpacking equipment, and made ready to go set up a.tent somewhere, when he returned he gave me a citation for trespassing on my property and i had 14 days to pay the water bill. I was able to get help from 4 different places, I’m not sure what’s next.the.police More than a thousand protesters gathered in Detroit, Michigan, July 18 in defense of water rights including actor Mark Ruffalo, a water rights activist, who attended the march and rally. Photo: T.R. Smith/Diocese of Michigan[Episcopal News Service] The building crowd – which swelled to more than 1,000 protesters on July 18 in downtown Detroit – had a chant growing ever louder.“What do we want?  Water. When do we want it? Now.”Their voices were apparently heard. Monday, after months of residential water shutoffs designed to help the bankrupt city of Detroit raise money and after several protests, the city’s water department announced it has suspended residential cutoffs for 15 days.“This is a pause. This is not a moratorium,” water department spokesman Bill Johnson told The Detroit News. “We are pausing to give an opportunity to customers who have trouble paying their bills to come in and make arrangements with us. We want to make sure we haven’t missed any truly needy people.”Increase efforts will also be made for the department to communicate methods of making payment arrangements with religious and community leaders.Prior to the 15-day suspension, cutoffs were met with protests from civic and religious leaders, who believe if businesses were held to the same standard as the residents, there would be no need for “heavy-handed tactics.”Last week, the protesters marched from Cobo Center to Hart Plaza, near the city’s riverfront. Earlier in the day, a group of protesters was arrested as it blocked trucks from leaving a facility contracted to administer the shutoffs. One of those arrested was the Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellerman, rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Corktown.It was the second time in a little more than a week Wylie-Kellerman was arrested in an act of civil disobedience, blocking the entrance to Homrich Industries.The police tried to “move us forcibly, and we sat down,” he said after his first arrest. “We’re here to appeal to the workers to stop shutting off the water.”It is estimated up to 3,000 residences weekly are having their water service cut for being at least two months behind in payments and that nearly 30,000 homes could have their service cut. So far, around 17,000 homes had their service stopped.Although the city’s water department has encouraged those with accounts in arrears to set up a repayment plan to prevent service from being stopped, it hasn’t been a smooth process.“I’m on assistance, which I’m not proud to say,” said Detroiter Carl Gardner, part of a march protesting the water shutoffs. “Yeah, money from welfare helps pay utilities. At least, it’s supposed to. But, man, it doesn’t pay it all.“Understand, when you are deciding what to do with what’s left, do you choose food or paying on a bill that the city hasn’t tried to collect on in as long as I can remember?”More than a thousand people marched in Detroit, Michigan, in defense of water rights on July 18. Photo: T.R. Smith/Diocese of MichiganMany who have been shut off claim to have not received water bills lately, or in any sort of regular fashion.“The water shutoffs in Detroit are a catastrophe,” said the Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs Jr., bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. “The people most at risk have no voice.”A big part of Detroit’s ailments has been a shrinking tax base caused by a dwindling population. Over the course of several decades, Detroit’s population has tumbled from 2 million in the 1950s to 700,000. What was once one of the nation’s wealthiest cities is now one of the poorest.  So distressed is the city that steps were taken by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to appoint an emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, to oversee the economic recovery of the city by handling all of its financial matters.However, the idea of stepping up collection efforts with shutoffs in a city with more than 40 percent of its residents living below the poverty level is troubling to many.“Disconnections due to non-payment are only permissible if it can be shown that the resident is able to pay but is not paying. In other words, when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections,” said Catarina de Albuquerque, who specializes on water and sanitations issues for the United Nations, in a statement.At Friday’s rally in Detroit, organizers from the National Nurses United presented their opposition to the shutoffs, citing a potential public health crisis.“This is not a Third World country,” explained Ivie Jefferson, a Detroit resident for 52 years. “Prisoners are afforded the opportunity to use water, even behind bars. You can’t just hold prisoners without giving them basic human essentials, such as water. I see it as a God-given right for prisoners, and it’s a God-given right for common folk.“It’s another case of the poor being oppressed by thugs masquerading as being dictators in charge. It ain’t right. And it ain’t staying this way. We will continue to protest – peacefully, I have to say – until our voices are heard. See all these brothers and sisters walking with me? We’re not happy.“Community groups support us. Many churches and religious leaders believe in challenging the wrongness of this.”“People could get sick,” said L.C. Witt, a nurse from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who traveled two hours to attend the rally and march. “In the most basic human conditions, you have to understand fresh water is needed to clean, nourish and to deal with human waste. How unreasonable is it to afford the poorest of our citizens not only water for reasons of health and safety, but also for the issue of basic human dignity?“We are a not asking for a handout. We’re asking that the marginalized citizens of Detroit be treated with the same respect given to large corporations.”First-term Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan admitted while there is a need to collect water and other overdue bills due to the city, he also expressed disapproval over the collection methods and the lack of fully communicating the shutoffs before they began. But, because of the emergency financial manager arrangement, he has no real authority over Detroit’s water department.Judge Steven Rhodes, however, did take the opportunity to address the collection methods during bankruptcy court proceedings last week.“Your residential shutoff program has caused not only a lot of anger in the city and also a lot of hardship,” Rhodes said to the deputy director of the water department, Darryl Latimer. “It’s caused a lot of bad publicity for the city it doesn’t need right now.”Here’s another spin-off from the water shutoffs: According to Leilani Farha, a U.N. adequate housing authority, children could be separated from their families by social services representatives due to inadequate living conditions.“If these water disconnections disproportionately affect African-Americans they may be discriminatory, in violation of treaties the U.S. has ratified,” Farha said.The irony, as many people see it? The region has no issues with a water shortage. Nearly 20 percent of the world’s freshwater supply can be found in the five Great Lakes surrounding Michigan.“The lack of affordable access to clean water in the United States in 2014 is shameful,” Gibbs said. “And yet, the government persists in spending more money to shut off the water than it would in assistance to needy citizens to pay their water bill.“It seems that Detroit has taken a further negative step in bankruptcy – from financial to moral bankruptcy.”— Rick Schulte is director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. July 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm I live in an outlying area served by the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department. First, it is an organization rife with dysfunction and outright malfeasance and misfeasance. Second, our water rates have seen increases of over 20% multiple times in a year. A portion of these increases is due to the deadbeats who do not pay for their own water. I for one am tired of being my brother’s keeper when all too many are simply flaunting the system because they can get by with it. Before we as a church go willy-nilly in support of scofflaws, let’s get all the facts. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group fred austin says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Mark Hatch says: Rector Martinsville, VA David Carr says: Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm We need to take action against the water shut off in Detroit. I have written my US Reps and Senators and signed a petition to prevent it and bid you do the same and sign also:! Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Ron Duckworth says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm From what I’ve read about water shut problems are nation wide, some places just tack the over due bills onto property taxes, others condemn the house, then hand out trespassing violations to the owners.First I’m in a.position where I can’t pay the water bill. I’m not not paying it on purpose.two weeks ago this happened to me, water was shut off, the next day fire department posted a unfit for human occupancy sign. A.week later the acting police chief (least in think he was) and the fire chief showed up, I was told i had to leave his (police i have no where to go and nonway Mark Hatch says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release fred austin says: Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (9) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. July 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm Should not the church take some position on personal and communal responsibility, as well as government accountability and integrity, rather than a knee jerk reaction? Isn’t this, in part, a root cause of the Detroit municipal bankruptcy? Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Rick SchultePosted Jul 21, 2014 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 23, 2014 at 9:54 pm I disagree. TEC has a great reason and opportunity to be involved. Volunteers can deliver drinking water to those who have lost service. TEC can organize assistance on how to deal with the authorities to restore/keep water service in appropriate ways.In the article above, the City speaks about the pause to give people time to come in and make arrangements for water service. TEC has an opportunity to assist and channel all of the energy spent on protesting into helping people in need. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York July 22, 2014 at 10:08 am I agree with you including assuming everyone is a deadbeat and those of us who do pay their bills are footing the bill for everyone else. it also goes for assuming that everyone on welfare, SS disability, unemployment is a drug addict, lazy, deadbeat. The Episcopal Church doesn’t do willy-nilly. The city of Detroit’s record for abuse of power, misuse of tax payer dollars, crooked public servants and politicians has been well documented over the last 50 – 60 years. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 23, 2014 at 9:06 am Detroit is a Third World city in a First World country. This is what happens when you allow leftists to run your city, state, or nation. TEC is part of the problem due to its support of leftist and statist policies and politicians. TEC has no business trying to be a part of the solution to these problems since they are a part of the problem. Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls fred austin says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Detroit delays water shutoff 15 days Thousands of protestors demonstrate Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Rev. Joe Parrish says: Submit a Job Listing July 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm If the corruption has been so pervasive for 50 – 60 years, why do people just keep voting Democrat over and over again? Not rational. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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TCU alum survives full 40 days on MTV’s ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’

first_img41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform printTough journeys, dirty water, strategic thinking, one pair of clothes and sabotaging opponents didn’t stop a TCU alum from surviving 40 days on a deserted island and taking home $124,418.TCU alum Alex Apple survives the full 40 days. Photo Credit: MTV“Stranded With a Million Dollars” is a new reality show on MTV. Ten contestants were dropped on a deserted island in Fiji and challenged to survive 40 days for the chance of splitting a million dollars.But here’s the catch: The contestants aren’t given any necessary tools to survive and each tool costs thousands of dollars. Alum Alex Apple said that “everything is crazy expensive, so a machete may cost $10,000.”Apple said the 40 days weren’t easy. For the finale, he was joined by Natalie “Makani” Paul, Cody Dunlap and Gina Lam. Apple said he and Gina were allies throughout the season and they were up against Cody and Mikani, who were also allies.Together, the two teams tried to sabotage the other so one team could win. For instance, Apple said Team Dunlap and Paul attempted to dehydrate Apple and Lam by first stealing their pot to boil clean water and then pooping in the only clean water they had. He said, “Gina and I were really struggling for a while, but our strategic moves helped us survive and not let the other team out survive us.”Alex Apple sitting on the ground.Photo Credit: MTVApple said all four remaining contestants survived and took home $124,418 each after they successfully survived 40 days and 40 nights. “I want to save and invest this money for my family one day and help others,” he said.Since the show has aired and he’s received a stash of money, Apple said his life has changed in some ways. He left his broadcasting job in Vermont and moved with his girlfriend to Lancaster, where he works as a freelance journalist.“I figured I’d take a year off and find things that make me happy,” he said. “However, I want to get back to broadcasting because telling stories is something that I enjoy.” Some of the contestants from “Stranded with a Million Dollars” walking to a campsite.Photo Credit: MTVRight now, Apple said he is enjoying Lancaster and interacting with his fans on social media. “It’s an interesting experience to have thousands of people following me on social media. Some people love me and some people hate me,” he said. “Either way it doesn’t matter because I’ve enjoyed talking to fans.”When asked about him joining reality TV after another TCU alumna, Olivia Caridi, appeared on season 20 of “The Bachelor,” Apple said he’s thankful for her friendship.“We were both news reporters and ended up being in scenarios where we were not universally loved on TV,” he said. “Having Olivia go through reality TV first was nice because I got to share a unique experience with her that many others don’t.”Apple said he is excited to see who will be the next Bob Schieffer College of Communication alum to appear on reality TV and to also look out for season two of “Stranded With a Million Dollars.” Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. Michelle Ross + posts Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students Twitter Michelle Ross Previous articleOne long dinner table spans Campus Commons for Frogs Family DinnerNext articleTCU falls to Texas Tech in pivotal Big 12 series Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michelle Ross TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates Michelle Ross Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Michelle Ross ReddIt Alex Apple and nine other contestants attempt to survive 40 days on an island in FijiPhoto Credit: MTV Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

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Analog Devices Robotics Competition cancelled

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin TAGSAnalog Devices Robotics Competitionpostponed Analog Devices Robotics Competition returns to Limerick It’s finished on the Late Late Show Advertisement Emailcenter_img Facebook Print Chelsea Troy age 11 and Sarah Quinlivan age 9 of Salesian NS Limerick pictured at the Dell Vex Robotics Semi-FinalsPicture: Brian ArthurDue to the current and expected weather conditions, the Analog Devices Primary School Robotics event is being postponed until Saturday 10th March.The decision has been made today to ensure the safety of all attending.More local news here.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter NewsLocal NewsAnalog Devices Robotics Competition cancelledBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2018 2493 Previous articleFlights diverted from Dublin airport to Shannon AirportNext articleSchools and colleges to close on Thursday and Friday Staff Reporter last_img read more

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Saunders’ gift promotes arts

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Muriel Saunders gathered her children and grandchildren on Sunday to formally present a gift to the Johnson Center for the Arts. Muriel Saunders asked her family to join her on Sunday afternoon for a very special occasion. Not knowing what Saunders had in mind, they came – her sons and daughters, their spouses and their children.They gathered outside the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy still not knowing and were more than a little curious.It was not until Mack Gibson, arts center board chair, spoke that the Saunders “children” understood the reason their mom wanted them there. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… George Saunders was characterized as a man who loved his family, his years at Sanders Lead Company and the city he called home.“I feel that this naming opportunity will help further art education for the children of this area and encourage others to support this wonderful arts center,” Saunders said. “It is amazing that a town this size of Troy has such an incredible arts center. I am so impressed with what we have here and I know that it will have a long and lasting effect on our community.”Saunders said that the more knowledgeable she became about the arts center the more she realized what an asset it is to the community.“I knew for a while what I wanted to do but I didn’t tell my children,” she said. “I knew they would be very pleased because we were honoring their dad and they are. We are excited to be a part of this wonderful art complex and all that it offers our community.” Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Saunders’ gift promotes arts Skip You Might Like Sacred singing revives traditions More than 70 people attended the Sacred Harp singing at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama on Saturday. Sacred Harp singing… read more In loving memory of her husband, George Saunders, Muriel Saunders had made a major contribution to the Johnson Center for the Arts and the middle lower gallery of the arts center has been named the George and Muriel Saunders Gallery.Gibson called the contribution an overwhelming act of generosity.“As chairman of the arts center board, I get to observe the dedicated hours performed by our board, docents, volunteers and staff,” Gibson said. “Without this dedication, we could not function. However, there is a personal sense of achievement when someone new steps up to the plate and says to me that they want to be a part of the art education mission of this arts center. We are so appreciative of Muriel’s support of the arts and her generosity that will help ensure that arts education and opportunities are available to the people off our community for many years to come.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Saunders has two granddaughters who are interested in the arts and, hopefully, one day their artwork will hang at the Johnson Center for the Arts, she said.Richard Metzger, arts center director, expressed appreciation to Saunders and her family for their generosity and their support of the arts.“This has been an exciting day at the Johnson Center for the Arts,” Metzger said. “It is always a special occasion when we have families become a part of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center in a way that will impact lives for years to come.“We are so grateful and humbled to have someone like Muriel in our community who not only talks the talk but walks the walk and puts the community and its well being in such high priority and someone who strives to fulfill our mission of the cultural enrichment of the lives of all of our citizens through exposure to the arts and education in the arts.” Print Article Published 7:26 pm Monday, February 14, 2011last_img read more

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1,335 COVID-19 vaccines given, second doses underway

first_img You Might Like County working to secure funding for repair work caused by Hurricane Sally Pike County Commissioners received an update on bridge repair work that needed to be done near Banks and Brundidge. A… read more Published 8:27 pm Wednesday, February 10, 2021 “Some people have flu-like symptoms for a couple of days while others don’t,” he said. “But in 12 hours or a day, you should be good.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Kirkland said the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine provides about 85 percent protection from the coronavirus and the booster dose up to 95 percent.There is a greater chance of getting fever and aches from the second dose than the first, Kirkland said. By The Penny Hoarder The Pike County Health Department has administered 1,335 first doses of the Moderna COVID- 19 vaccine and has dedicated much of February to second doses.Corey Kirkland, administrator of the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Southeastern District, said there are 10,000 people in the district that are all due second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.“We have administered 1,335 first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Pike County and 11,043 in the 10-county area,” Kirkland said. “We have started second doses and have intermingled a small number of first doses. I may be biased but, overall, we are doing a good job of follow-up care for those 75 and up.” Book Nook to reopen Kirkland said in the last weeks, a transition has been made to a new vendor for online appointments and expects that to expedite the online appointment process. First dose appointments using the new online vendor should begin in early March.“Right now, we’re trying to take those 75 and up on a waiting list and working to get everybody in the near future,” he said. “The second doses are to be given within a 28-day period following the first so, it’s most important that we get these second doses given.“We understand the need for the vaccine and are working hard to get everybody in and as soon as we can.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel 1,335 COVID-19 vaccines given, second doses underway Latest Stories Email the authorlast_img read more

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Dallas police officer dies one day after shooting that injured two others, officials say

first_imgABC News(DALLAS) — A Dallas police officer has died after he was shot in the line of duty Tuesday afternoon, officials said Wednesday.A second Dallas police officer and a Home Depot employee were also shot during the attack. The suspect, 29-year-old Armando Juarez, and a woman were arrested hours later following a police chase.“It sobers us to realize what officers walk into day in and day out, and how quickly they can become victims,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said Tuesday.Nearly two years ago, a sniper gunned down five law enforcement officers in Dallas. That shooting in July 2016 was the deadliest day for United States law enforcement since 9/11.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Four bodies recovered, 29 people missing after boat fire near Santa Cruz Island, California

first_imgTwitter/@VCFD_PIO(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Ventura County officials “fear numerous fatalities” as rescue operations are underway for a boat on fire near Santa Cruz Island, California, Monday morning, public information officer Bill Nash told ABC News.Four bodies were recovered in the water near the 75-foot commercial diving boat, according to the United States Coast Guard.Earlier, five crew members were rescued on a good Samaritan pleasure craft called Great Escape. Twenty-nine people remain missing.Captain Monica Rochester, U.S. Coast Guard Los Angeles Long Beach Sector Commander, said that the boat’s five crew members were awake at the time of the fire and jumped off of the boat into the water.Nash said that officials are hoping people went over the side of the boat and made it to Santa Cruz. However, the fire happened overnight, and the sleeping quarters were below deck. Nash said they “greatly fear loss of life here.”Crews from the Coast Guard, Santa Barbara Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department and Vessel Assist responded to a mayday call that was heard at about 3:15 a.m.“The fire department crews were fighting the fire when the vessel sank 20 yards off shore in 64 feet of water,” according to the Coast Guard’s statement.“The vessel was reported as being on fire,” the Los Angeles office of the U.S. Coast Guard tweeted earlier Monday. They added that “a group of crew members has been rescued (one with minor injuries) and efforts continue to evacuate the remaining passengers.”Rochester said the vessel was in “full compliance.”“We are working deliberately with the vessel owner/operator, who is with us at the time working on a plan to conduct further assistance for his vessel,” she said.The Ventura County Fire Department public information officers said in a tweet that their department responded to the fire at about 3:30 a.m. They said the Coast Guard is “helping support rescue operations for people aboard a dive boat.”The boat was drifting toward Santa Cruz Island, per the Santa Barbara Fire Department, and it was anchored when the fire started to burn. It currently has a portion of the bow sticking out of the water, per the Coast Guard.Rochester said that the teams are actively conducting search and rescue efforts.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

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Ground‐based observations of VLF waves as a proxy for satellite observations: Development of models including the influence of solar illumination and geomagnetic disturbance levels

first_imgGround VLF observations have often been used to infer VLF activity in the magnetosphere, however, they are not an unbiased measure of activity at satellite altitudes due to transionospheric absorption and subionospheric attenuation. We propose several empirical models that control for these effects. VLF power spectral density (PSD) from the VLF/ELF Logger Experiment (VELOX, L=4.6, Halley, Antarctica) is used to predict DEMETER low Earth orbit VLF PSD. Validation correlations of these models are as high as 0.764, thus ground VLF receivers spaced around the Earth could provide complete coverage of outer radiation belt lower band chorus over the latitudinal limits of this model (±45‐75°). Correlations of four frequency bands (centered at 0.5 kHz, 1.0 kHz, 2.0 kHz, and 4.25 kHz) are compared. The simple linear correlation between ground and satellite VLF PSD in the 1.0 kHz channel was 0.606 (at dawn). A cubic model resulted in higher correlation (0.638). VLF penetration to the ground is reduced by ionospheric absorption during solar illumination and by disruption of ducting field lines during disturbed conditions. Subionospheric attenuation also reduces VLF observations from distant field lines. Addition of these covariates improved predictions. Both solar illumination and disturbed conditions reduced ground observation of VLF PSD, with higher power waves penetrating to the ground proportionately less than lower power waves. The effect of illumination in reducing wave penetration was more pronounced at higher frequency (4.25 kHz), with the effect at a mid‐range frequency (2.0 kHz) falling between these two extremes.last_img read more

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Sterner’s Strong Outing Sweeps Tigers

first_imgA hit off the foul pole in right field resulted in a home run for Mitch McIntyre and the Cougars’ opening run of the game in the second inning. BYU (29-10, 13-5) managed another run in the sixth when Danny Gelalich hit a bunt single then advanced around the bases, finally scoring on a Tiger error. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTOCKTON, Calif. – Led by another strong outing from Justin Sterner, BYU baseball swept Pacific 5-0 on Saturday at Klein Family Field. Player Highlights ​Justin Sterner pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, extending his streak to 14.0 innings without a run allowedBYU scored a run in the second and one in the sixth before tacking on three in the eighthThe shutout is BYU’s fourth of the year “I’m really proud of our guys for staying focused today,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “Justin gave us another great start and our hitters did a great job against one of the better pitchers in the conference.” Blake Inouye came on in the ninth with two on and one out, getting a strikeout and groundout from Pacific to end the game. Robert Lovell BYU will stay in the state to play the Cal Golden Bears on Monday, April 29, at 3 p.m. PT. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network and will air on BYU Radio and ESPN 960. Sterner pitched his second-straight game of scoreless baseball, going just over six innings and striking out five. His efforts come one week after he went 7.1 innings without allowing a run at Washington. Sterner improved his record to 8-3 on the year, the most wins of any pitcher in the WCC.center_img April 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Sterner’s Strong Outing Sweeps Tigers Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Justin Sterner/WCC ​Mitch McIntyre: 2-4, HR, R, RBIDanny Gelalich: 2-3, 2B, R Justin Sterner: W (8-3), 6.1 IP, 0 ER, 5 K Written by Freshman Reid McLaughlin entered the game for the Cougars in the bottom of the seventh with two on and one out, forcing a groundout on his second pitch that lead to a force out at second base and the third out when the runner from first was called for interference. Game Summary The Cougars extended their lead in the following inning, with Gelalich hitting a double then scoring on a Brian Hsu single. Brock Hale and Jackson Cluff each walked to load the bases and Austin Deming followed with a two-RBI single.last_img read more

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