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Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgTantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tantalizers PLC (TANTAL.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTantalizers Plc is a fast food company in Nigeria with a network of quick-service restaurants and an outdoor catering businesses. The company produces a wide variety of quality products to eat in restaurants or for take-aways. This includes oven-baked pastries such as meat pies, chicken pies, Tanta rolls and beef rolls. Tantalizers Africana produces food with a rich indigenous culinary culture including African soups such as ogbono, egusi, efori-iro and edikaing-kong. Other dishes produced at Tantalizers Africana include porridge yam, pottage beans, ofada rice, plantain, stock fish, cowleg and moin-moin. Tantalizers Breakfast offers special breakfast deals ready as early as 7h30. Tantalizers Ice-cream is a range of mouth-watering soft-scoop ice-creams and hard ice-lollies. Tantalizers Bread is marketed under the Sunshine Bread brand. Tantalizers Cakes include a selection of cakes for celebrations which are customised on customer’s instructions. The company also produces an excellent choice of Chinese meals. Its catering division provides event catering services for private and corporate events as well as catering for industrial sites. Tantalizers Plc has 54 outlets located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Tantalizers Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Free preschool, longer school days and affordable day care help keep…

first_imgLeah Ruppanner, Associate Professor in Sociology and Co-Director of The Policy Lab, University of Melbourne; Liana C. Sayer, Director of the Maryland Time Use Laboratory; Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, and Stephanie Moller, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina – Charlotte. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSchildcareThe Conversation Previous articleHow a person vapes, not just what a person vapes, could also play a big role in vaping harmNext articleDid I really think that?

 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne; Liana C. Sayer, University of Maryland, and Stephanie Moller, University of North Carolina – CharlotteWomen now account for half the nation’s working-age population, but only 43% of full-time workers.One reason for that is what happens when they have young children. Only about two-thirds of moms with kids under 6 work full-time, versus more than three-quarters of moms whose youngest child is between 6 and 17.Working while balancing the demands of motherhood isn’t easy. Things that come along with children – like night-time feedings, diaper changes and mountains of laundry – are time-consuming to do yourself and expensive to pay someone else to do.We have spent decades studying how American families spend their time, why some families are more prone to economic hardship and which policies help families thrive. We teamed up to see whether mothers in states with relatively lower child care costs are more likely than others to be employed once they have children.State differencesU.S. families typically pay the full cost of daycare, preschool, and programs that take care of children before and after school. These services are expensive everywhere, but the tab is dramatically higher in some places.In states like California and Washington, childcare tends to cost more and school days are shorter on average. That increases the time or money families must spend on care.Childcare is among the largest expenses that gobble up U.S. family budgets. In New York City, it costs three times as much as tuition at an in-state public college or university.Less time at workWe looked at mothers’ employment and childcare time across U.S. states, analyzing data the government collected for 37,993 mothers between 2005 and 2014 to compare their odds of working full-time or part-time during this decade.We found that mothers are more likely to be full-time employees in states where childcare is more affordable. In states with more expensive childcare, more mothers worked part-time.We also found mothers spent more time caring for children in states where childcare was more expensive and as childcare costs rose over this decade.We believe this means families respond to rising care costs by using less of it, at the expense of mothers’ employment and careers.While fathers today are taking a more active role in parenting, and a growing number are the primary caregivers for their kids, 93.3% of dads have full-time jobs, compared to 71.5% of mothers.Women still do three times as much housework and a much larger share of their family’s child care than men, even when they work full-time outside the home.Public preschoolsWashington, D.C.‘s public schools offer two years of full-time preschool at no cost. In 2017, 90% of the city’s four-year-olds and 70% of the city’s three-year-olds were enrolled in the program.Within seven years of this program’s 2009 rollout, the rate of mothers with schoolchildren who were employed increased by more than 10 percentage points.New York City made preschool available at no cost through the public schools for four-year-olds in 2014. The program is expected to expand in 2021 to include all three-year-olds.After schoolMany families figure that once their kids enter kindergarten, stay-at-home moms and dads can easily return to work without straining the family budget to pay for childcare.That’s not always true, partly because school days rarely match work schedules. This mismatch varies to some degree because states mandate different minimum lengths for school days. In addition, some public school systems don’t mandate compulsory full-day kindergarten.Even in states with the longest school days, children stay in school for only seven hours. That falls short of standard eight-hour workdays plus commuting time.The mismatch between workdays and school days makes synchronizing work and family schedules extremely difficult. It also means many Americans are paying for caregivers before and after school. Others rely on relatives and friends.We found that mothers are more likely to work part-time in communities where school days are shorter. As school days lengthen, the odds of mothers in that community working full-time rise.Interestingly, we found that many states where childcare costs more also tend to have shorter school days. That means parents can face more than one larger-than-average childcare burden, depending on where they live.All states are not equalIt surprised us to see that some states with shorter school days and more expensive childcare happen to have progressive political leadership. For example, the nearly 40 million people living in California have some of the highest average childcare costs, shortest school days and lowest rates of maternal full-time employment in the nation.In contrast, we found that Nebraska has some of the most affordable childcare, longest school days and highest rates of maternal employment. In Nebraska, an average of 60% of mothers work full-time, compared to 40% in California.And thanks to Nebraska’s bipartisan support for child care spending, that state leads the nation in child care quality as well.center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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AYYA House / Estudio Galera Arquitectura

first_img Projects CopyAbout this officeEstudio GaleraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinamarArgentinaPublished on June 15, 2018Cite: “AYYA House / Estudio Galera Arquitectura” [Casa AYYA / Estudio Galera] 15 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Estudio Galera Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Pinamar, Argentina “COPY” Save this picture!© Diego Medina+ 37Curated by Danae Santibañez Share AYYA House / Estudio Galera ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveAYYA House / Estudio Galera Arquitectura Argentina “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896182/ayya-house-estudio-galera-arquitectura Clipboardcenter_img Area:  290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Diego Medina Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project AYYA House / Estudio Galera Arquitectura Photographs 2017 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896182/ayya-house-estudio-galera-arquitectura Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Cariló Ingeniería, Cermat, Sagitario, Alumia, El Holandés, Marmolería del Sur, MasterGAS, Pasalto, Plastigas, SantiniEngineer:Javier MendiaSurveyor:Claudio D eramoLandscape Design:PasesaggioElectricity:Gabriel JaimonBuilder:Leandro CondoriGutters And Conduits:Rubén CalvoForge :Juan Rascione/Marcelo HerreroModel:Lucas GalliLot Area:1475.0 m2Architects In Charge:Ariel Galera, Cesar Amarante, Francisco Villamil, Diego BallarioCity:PinamarCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego MedinaRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingMusic invents silence, architecture invents space.Octavio Paz.A flat lot located in a gated community in Pinamar opens as a fan from east to west, from the front –street- to the rear façade. Some young pines act as a gentle filter between the lot, the neighbors and the fields of General Madariaga –at the other side of Provincial Route 11. These comprised the first project data for a vacation home which would offer ample spaces to gather and converse bearing in mind that, on vacations, spaces are used more placidly, the senses are awake and the contemplation of the surroundings becomes a rewarding experience.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Diego MedinaTwo apparently monolithic containers are overlapped, crossed and rested on a platform to materialize the house. Lifted over the average lot level, AYYA dominates the environment and accentuates its observatory nature. The crossed boxes guarantee different views from the two plans: down to the west and up to the north and ensure good sunlight in all the rooms.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaThe project promotes and understands the need for social gatherings. AYYA is consequently arranged around a patio, a terrace and a pool which, like a water mirror, multiplies the effects of the sunlight.Save this picture!SectionsOn the ground floor, the residence closes to the front so as to keep the residents’ privacy, silencing the distinctive noises of the neighborhood and reinforcing the decision of opening it to the west. The boundaries of the house disappear through the full opening of the fenestrations which generates large mixed spaces where ‘the inside’ and ‘the outside’ melt away and increases the apparent size of the house. The slab breaks away over the living-dining room and constrains -as a funnel- the transition between the inside and the outside. As in a game of opposites, the containers, roof slab and walls also act as a boundary for the residence as it is appreciated from the distant field. Over the kitchen and on its exit, the space ‘carves’ the concrete box.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaThe beam frees the living room from any vertical elements (columns) at the time that expands the terrace. The cantilevered beam crowns in a hammock which hangs from it. The empowerment of this element –apart from the play on compositions- highlights the vacation spirit: the gratification found in playing and contemplating the environment.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaOn the upper floor, a wagon which nestles the playroom and the bedrooms overhangs the platform to the rear façade offering shadow for outdoor activities. The wagon stretches to the front as if trying to blend with the neighborhood –which does not happen on the ground floor- while it seems to fly over the access plan due to the lack of supports. This solid cantilever produces strangeness and melts with the trees, extending the house into the landscape. Slightly down, another cantilever takes the shape of a pergola and connects with the first one while giving scale to the outside: a sublime carved plan that ‘stretches’ to the street projecting shadows. From a functional stance, it works as a solar shield for the vehicles.Save this picture!First Floor planSave this picture!© Diego MedinaThe passage of time and the course of the sun enrich the space and the sensory experience. The pergolas and the carved concrete filter the sunlight and cast shadows which horizontally and vertically travel along the surfaces.The rooms are identified by their size; they are neutral and are not coated. These spaces were not ‘labeled’ in order to give the owner flexibility of use. The marks of the formwork and its supervised imperfection are taken as accomplishments: structure, color and texture fuse, highlighting AYYA’s character.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaAll the materials were selected to keep the house maintenance to the minimum and bearing in mind that the effects that the climate has on them are a continuation of the building process. The interior of the concrete walls were fully filled with expanded polystyrene sheets –which were placed and adjusted during the formwork process since the concrete is all poured at once.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaThe materials show what they are as they do not have surface finishes. They remain –as well as the building process- directly and permanently present in the construction. The non-artifice reinforced concrete overhangs the terrain and rests upon a platform, contrasting with the typical house of the neighborhood and portraying itself as strong and radical as the countryside. The residence is transformed into an auditorium where to contemplate each sunset. This might be its biggest virtue: to capture the spirit of the countryside where every afternoon the sun goes down.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaProject gallerySee allShow lessFly Back in Time with These Brutalist Cuckoo ClocksArchitecture NewsCritical Round-Up: The 2018 Venice BiennaleArticles Sharelast_img read more

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World Vision gets Web site of the Week accolade

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New Media Age has declared World Vision’s Web site its Site of the Week.Reviewer Jonathan Webdale described the site as “simple in its design, clear and stylish, combining hard-hitting black-and-white photograph with thorough information.”The site is applauded because its “emphasis is on providing visitors with ways to help fund the charity’s activities, including a one-click donation facility, the ability to sign up to regular giving and World Vision’s child sponsorship scheme.” Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis World Vision gets Web site of the Week accolade AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 October 2002 | News The reviewer’s only criticism was that the online gift catalogue was not better integrated within the site. “Rather than being a page within the site, [it] is accessible via a microsite.” Otherwise, the site is “flawless.”The site scores 22/25 for content and usability, 21/25 for branding and 19/25 for monetisation, yielding a total of 84/100.last_img read more

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DAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 22

first_img Facebook Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Twitter WhatsApp Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 22 Pinterest Previous articleOdessa police investigating early morning shooting on Graves CourtNext articleCOLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB’s Francis, Allen pick up Lone Star Conference honors admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 22 Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% center_img Crude Oil: 63.49 (+.12)Nymex MTD AVG: 62.8755.Natural Gas: 3.224 (+.039).Gasoline: 1.8801 (+0.0165).Spreads: Feb./March (+.08) March/Apr. (+.14).Plains WTI Posting: 60.25 (+.50). Twitter Facebook The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Pinterest By admin – January 22, 2018 Summer Spaghetti SaladCreamy Fruit SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Sixty-six University of Washington frat members test positive for COVID-19

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 520,000 people worldwide.Over 10.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 128,684 deaths. Here’s how the news developed Thursday. All times Eastern:9:11 p.m.: 66 UW frat members test positive for COVID-19At least 66 University of Washington fraternity members have tested positive for COVID-19: 62 house residents and four who don’t live in a frat house.The school’s student-led fraternity board, Interfraternity Council, said that at least 105 residents in 15 campus fraternities self-reported they were positive, but the school is still investigating these cases and any possible unreported cases.“While we were pleased to see most of the houses had previously taken measures to reduce resident capacity by up to 50% this summer in response to COVID-19, those measures are not sufficient without vigilant, daily preventive measures, such as wearing face coverings, physical distancing and hand hygiene,” said Dr. Geoffrey Gottlieb, chair of the UW Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases.UW Medicine has set up a testing facility on campus within walking distance of the Greek houses. The students who have tested positive or have experienced coronavirus-like symptoms are isolating in their rooms, and none have been hospitalized or experienced severe symptoms, according to the school’s website.There are currently about 1,000 students living in 25 fraternity houses at the north of the UW campus. The residents of the houses are being asked to quarantine or self-isolate amid the outbreak.7:40 p.m.: Miami-Dade County to issue curfew, roll back reopening of entertainment venuesFlorida’s Miami-Dade County will have a nightly curfew and roll back the reopening of entertainment venues to “tamp down this spike of COVID-19,” Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced Thursday.The curfew will be in effect daily from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Friday until further notice. It will exempt essential workers, including first responders, hospital workers, food delivery services and media.Movie theaters, arcades, nontribal casinos, concert houses, bowling alleys and other establishments will close starting Friday. Since June 8, entertainment venues have been able to apply to reopen in the county.The mayor said he will sign the orders Thursday night.6:30 p.m.: CDC forecasts 140K to 160K deaths by July 25The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their forecast for deaths from COVID-19.Forecasts indicate that between 140,000 and 160,000 total deaths nationally are expected by July 25. Previous forecasts had suggested between 124,000 and 140,000 deaths by July 4.Currently, more than 128,000 people have died from the virus in the U.S.Forecasts also suggest that the number of new deaths will increase in 11 states: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. For all other states, that number is expected to stay the same as in previous weeks, or slightly decrease.4:50 p.m.: Texas introduces new face mask requirementAs coronavirus cases climb in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday issued an executive order requiring face masks in counties with 20 or more diagnosed cases.“We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us to do our part to protect one another—and that means wearing a face covering in public spaces,” he said in a statement.Texas hit a record 8,076 new cases on Wednesday.Of those being tested in Houston, 20% are now positive, officials said Thursday.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking churches to return to virtual services and for offices to revert to no more than 25% occupancy.4:20 p.m.: California governor encourages fireworks cancelationsAs California coronavirus cases continue to rise, Gov. Gavin Newsom is encouraging the 19 counties with new mandatory closures to consider canceling Fourth of July fireworks.On Wednesday, the governor said 19 counties, representing 70% of the state’s population, were required to close bars and indoor operations at businesses including restaurants and wineries.“In counties not on the list, municipal fireworks displays may still happen, but to watch them, residents must find ways to watch them from their cars and apart from others,” Dr. Sonia Angell, California’s Department of Public health director and state public health officer, said Thursday.California has reported new 4,056 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, Newsom said Thursday.In the last two weeks, hospitalizations have jumped by 56%, he said.3:50 p.m.: 2 test positive after attending massive partyTwo people who went to a massive party in Upstate New York have now tested positive for COVID-19, county officials said.Hundreds were at the June 20 party in Onondaga County, which includes Syracuse, even though gatherings were not supposed to exceed 25 people, the Onondaga County Health Department said.“Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individuals and notifying them,” the health department said. “Those who attended the party may have been exposed and should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 until Saturday, July 4.”Meanwhile, in Rockland County, New York, an ill party host spread the virus to at least eight others.County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel said Wednesday that some people contacted by health investigators were denying being at the party and refusing to speak to the investigators.“Many do not answer their cellphones and do not call back,” she said. “‘Sometimes parents answer for their adult children and promise that they have been home consistently — when they have not been.”Schnabel said she was “forced by these circumstances to send subpoenas to the individuals who are required to cooperate with us.”County spokesman John Lyon told ABC News on Thursday that all eight people who were issued subpoenas have responded and are now complying with contact tracing.3:25 p.m.: 11-year-old boy dies from COVID-19 in FloridaAn 11-year-old boy has died from COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County, Florida, becoming the state’s youngest known death, state data showed, according to Miami ABC affiliate WPLG.The number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in the state jumped by 9,558 in one day, according to the state’s Department of Health.Of those tested in Florida, 14.5% are now positive — which is down 0.5% from Wednesday.The state now has a total of 169,102 cases.Miami-Dade County, which includes the city of Miami, set a record daily increase with 2,306 cases. Of those tested in the county, 19.5% are now positive, according to the state’s data2:08 p.m.: Spike in last few days ‘well beyond the worst spikes that we’ve seen,’ Fauci saysDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told BBC News Thursday that the U.S. didn’t lock down as thoroughly as other countries did.“We’re seeing very disturbing spikes in different individual states,” Fauci said.“What we’ve seen over the last several days is a spike in cases that are well beyond the worst spikes that we’ve seen,” he went on. “We’ve got to get that under control or we risk an even greater outbreak in the United States.”While some countries in Europe “closed down to the tune of about 97% lockdown,” Fauci said, only about 50% of U.S. states implemented strict lockdowns.“Now all you have to do is take a look at the news at night and you see people congregating at bars without masks, congregating in different types of groups that are well beyond the recommended number of people,” he said. “What happens when you do that and you don’t wear a mask? You get the kind of outbreaks we’re seeing.”Fauci stressed that young people play an important role in stopping the spread.Speaking directly to younger Americans, he said, “If you are infected, it is likely you will infect someone else who will infect someone else, who then might infect a vulnerable person. Then you get into very serious consequences.” 1:30 p.m.: Herman Cain, who attended Trump Tulsa rally, hospitalized for COVID-19Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is in an Atlanta-area hospital being treated for the coronavirus, a spokesperson said in a statement.Cain, a Black Voices for Trump co-chair, attended President Donald Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa.Cain posted a photo of a group at the rally without masks or social distancing.Here’s just a few of the #BlackVoicesForTrump at tonight’s rally! Having a fantastic time!#TulsaRally2020 #Trumptulsa #TulsaTrumprally #MAGA #Trump2020 #Trump2020Landslide pic.twitter.com/27mUzkg7kL— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) June 20, 2020Cain is awake, alert and not on a respirator, the statement said, adding, “There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus.” 12:50 p.m.: Casinos reopen in Atlantic CityCasinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reopened on Thursday after a 108-day closure.11:37 a.m.: Nashville closes bars, cancels Fourth of July fireworksNashville is closing its bars for at least two weeks and is canceling the Fourth of July fireworks as coronavirus cases sharply rise, Mayor John Cooper said Thursday.Davidson County, which includes Nashville, is reporting a record daily high of 608 new cases, Cooper said.The mayor said phase 3 of reopening has not been effective and the city is reverting to its phase 2 plans, with some modifications. Entertainment venues will be closed and restaurants must reduce capacity to 50% from 75% capacity.11 a.m.: Florida sees 9,558 new cases in 1 dayIn Florida, the number of diagnosed coronavirus cases jumped by 9,558 in one day, now reaching a total of 169,102 cases, according to the state’s Department of Health.The state’s positivity rate now stands at 14.5%, which is down 0.5% from Wednesday.Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami, set a record daily increase with 2,306 cases. Of those tested in the county, 19.5% are now positive, according to the state’s data. 10:30 a.m.: NYC opening 22 streets for outdoor diningNew York City is doubling down on outdoor dining. Starting this weekend, 22 streets covering 2.6 miles will be dedicated to restaurants, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.New York City won’t allow indoor dining because of concerning data from states across the U.S., de Blasio said.“It became deafening how bad the situation was in many many states and how much it was related back to bars and restaurants,” he said.Of those tested in New York City, just 2% of residents are now testing positive for the coronavirus, de Blasio said Thursday.The mayor is also addressing the plan for returning to school in the fall.He said face coverings will be required and schools will implement social distancing, handwashing stations and deep cleaning.9:30 a.m.: West Hollywood will charge you $300 for not wearing a maskAs the coronavirus infection rate increases in California, those not wearing masks in West Hollywood will be charged $300 — a $250 fine and $50 fee — for the first-offense, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to Community health is too great,” the department said Wednesday night.In Los Angeles County, 1 in 140 people are estimated to be infected, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday. Garcetti said the infection rate could be as high as 1 in 70 in the upcoming weeks.7:29 a.m.: FDA chief details response plan amid rising casesThe head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said they are working to get more personal protective equipment and testing supplies to areas of the country where coronavirus infections are on the rise. “We are seeing rising cases, particularly in the south and the west,” Dr. Stephen Hahn told ABC News in an interview Thursday on Good Morning America.Hahn, who is also a member of the White House coronavirus task force, said one advantage the country has now that it didn’t earlier in the year is the newly-authorized experimental therapeutics, such as the antiviral medication remdesivir. There’s also convalescent plasma therapy, a century-old technique used for treating epidemics in which the blood plasma of patients who have recovered from a disease is transfused to those who are still infected.Some 28,000 people infected with COVID-19 in the United States have been treated with convalescent plasma, according to Hahn, who urged those who have recovered from the virus to donate their plasma. “We will eventually get beyond this pandemic,” he said. “We have a lot of therapeutics, we have vaccines in the pipeline.” The FDA has granted authorization for four separate vaccine candidates to proceed with clinical trials. Two of those potential vaccines are expected to begin the late state of trials later this month, according to Hahn. “We are on target to reach a vaccine by year’s end or early next year,” he added, “so I’m cautiously optimistic.”Hahn advised people to continue washing hands frequently as well as practicing social distancing and, when that’s not possible, to wear a face mask. “These are common sense things as we head into the Fourth of July weekend that we can do to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” he said.6:51 a.m.: University of Oklahoma’s football team reports cluster of casesAt least 14 student-athletes and two staff members of the University of Oklahoma’s football team have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said.Seven of the school’s 111 football players tested Tuesday were positive for the virus, while the other seven players had tested positive earlier. Two players have since recovered, according to a statement from the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department.The University of Oklahoma football team has returned to campus and its student-athletes began voluntary workouts Wednesday.6:02 a.m.: Oregon sees highest single-day jump in casesOregon health officials announced Wednesday the highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases that the state has seen since the start of the pandemic.The Oregon Health Authority said 281 new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Tuesday. About 75 percent of recent cases were patients under the age of 50.However, since hospitalization is less common among younger patients infected with the virus, statewide hospital capacity is “sufficient for now,” the Oregon Health Authority said in a statement Wednesday.5:29 a.m.: US testing supply chain is under strain, FEMA memo saysThe coronavirus testing supply chain in the United States is under strain with demand for tests outpacing supply, according to an internal daily memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Meanwhile, intensive care units in Utah are at 65% capacity and hospitals around the state could reach capacity within two weeks. Utah reported 3,754 new cases of COVID-19 last week, a 13.8% increase from the previous week. Planning is underway to increase ICU capacity and to prepare for patient transfers during a surge, according to the memo obtained by ABC News.In Hawaii, a bus driver who tested positive for COVID-19 in Honolulu on June 28 continued working for five days while feeling sick. Health officials there are working to trace anyone who came in contact with the driver during that time, the memo said. 4:36 a.m.: 4-month-old baby hospitalized for coronavirus in Alabama, officials sayA four-month-old baby who is infected with the novel coronavirus has been hospitalized in Huntsville, Alabama, according to local ABC affiliate WAAY-TV.Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children CEO David Spillers told WAAY the infant is their youngest COVID-19 patient.“I think that probably the news today is we now have five children that are COVID positive that are in the hospital, so if you think this doesn’t affect young people it actually affects young people,” Spillers said during a press conference Wednesday. “Some of those children are only months old. So it’s the first time we’ve seen that during the pandemic.”Spillers said he’s concerned about how the children contracted the virus. One of the young patients is a 4-year-old who has been receiving cancer treatment and is now positive for COVID-19.“I feel very confident the outcomes will be good for those children,” he said. “We haven’t seen that before, and I think it’s just a direct result of more COVID in the community and people engaging around children and infecting them.”For those who are against wearing face masks, Spillers had this message: “I challenge people who resist wearing face coverings to think about this the next time you resist wearing face coverings. Anybody can have COVID. Anyone can give COVID to anyone else because in many cases you could be asymptomatic. If the thought of you accidentally giving COVID to someone, particularly a child with cancer, is not enough reason to put on a face cover, then I don’t know what is.”A growing number of Alabama cities are making face masks mandatory, but Huntsville isn’t one of them. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle told WAAY he thinks that mandate will come at some point in the future.3:32 a.m.: US reports record-high number of new cases in a dayMore than 50,000 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Wednesday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the first time the United States has reached or crossed the 50,000 threshold of new diagnosed cases in a single day.Wednesday’s caseload shattered the country’s previous record set on June 26, when more than 45,000 new cases were identified.The national total currently stands at 2,686,582 diagnosed cases with at least 128,062 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up to over 30,000 and then crossing 40,000 last week.Nearly half of all 50 states have seen a rise in infections in recent weeks, with some — including Arizona, California and Florida — reporting daily records.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Russian Navy’s Syrian Port Operates Normally

first_img View post tag: Normally View post tag: europe View post tag: Syrian Russian Navy’s technical maintenance base in Syrian port Tartus operates as usual, there are no need to evacuate personnel and equipment, a spokesman of Russian General Staff told Interfax-AVN on Sept 4.“Indeed, deployment plan of the Russian Navy task force implied possible evacuation of Russian staff from Tartus. With this end in view, Russian landing ships called in Tartus early in Aug to refuel and replenish supplies. However, neither people nor equipment were taken aboard“, said the interviewee.He specified that the plan was made for the case of aggravation in Syrian crisis. It was supposed to evacuate people, arms, documents, and valuable equipment to Novorossiysk. “The rest things were to be destroyed by a special-purpose team“, the spokesman said.[mappress]Press Release, Septembar 6, 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy September 6, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy’s Syrian Port Operates Normally View post tag: Operates Russian Navy’s Syrian Port Operates Normally View post tag: Russian View post tag: port Share this articlelast_img read more

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Mayor’s Update: January 26

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,The city administration presented a proposed five-year capital plan to City Council last night. The presentation lays out a tentative schedule for improvements to roads, drainage, the beach, bay, boardwalk, public buildings, open space, recreational facilities and more. I encourage everybody to take a look at the plan. A copy of the presentation and related documents are available at www.ocnj.us/projects.Council will consider our proposal and listen to feedback before voting on accepting it next month. The plan commits more than $100 million to tackling long-overdue projects in every part of the island. It’s a lot of money, but I’m confident that the plan is responsible. Our AA bond rating, low interest rates and our growing ratable base make this an ideal time to invest in these infrastructure improvements. Most importantly, the work will contribute to the quality of life we’ve all come to expect in Ocean City.I want to let everybody know that the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife will be on the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course next week as part of a study on the migration patterns of the Atlantic brant. Their research will involve trapping and tagging the waterfowl with transmitters, but none of the birds will be harmed.Finally, I ask you all to vote for Ocean City in Coastal Living magazine’s “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” contest. These types of online polls are increasingly popular with organizations and publications, and they remain a great source of publicity for our town and its businesses. Please take a few seconds to vote at www.coastalliving.com/happytowns2018 .I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

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Improve seeks NVQ and corporate training links

first_imgImprove, the food and drink sector skills council, wants to see employers’ own training programmes recognised as part of a new framework governing vocational qualifications across the industry.It is currently negotiating with employers and training provi-ders on ways to update in-house schemes to make them the basis for National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs).The move follows consultation from Improve with employers on how to make NVQs and SVQs more flexible and more relevant to the workplace. It would mean employers’ own tailor-made in-house training programmes could be used as a basis for universally-recognised qualifications, with government funding on offer for the training they provide.At present, 80% of training within the food and drinks sector occurs in-house, but only 15% leads to an externally accredited qualification. Jack Matthews, chief executive of Improve, said: “In the food and drink industry we have had a rather chaotic situation where dissatisfaction with the structure of vocational qualifications has led to different employers running different training courses in isolation from one another. This has contributed to a perceived shortage of skills that can transfer from job to job, and in some cases has posed a barrier to career progression for employees.”last_img read more

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Elkhart closes pool and spray park over virus concerns

first_img Facebook Elkhart closes pool and spray park over virus concerns Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNew rules for reserving hunts on public lands due to coronavirusNext articleIndiana officially in a heat wave Tommie Lee WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market The City of Elkhart has made the decision to close the Pierre Moran Pool and McNaughton Spray Park.The city’s Municipal Government says the decision wasn’t easy but they know it’s the right one for Elkhart.The closure is an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which has made a big impact in Elkhart County in recent weeks.The city also praised the efforts of the Parks & Recreation staff who took measures to make those facilities as safe as possible. By Tommie Lee – July 7, 2020 0 291 last_img read more

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