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USCA Requesting USDA Help in Assisting Cattle Producers

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USCA Requesting USDA Help in Assisting Cattle Producers SHARE USCA Requesting USDA Help in Assisting Cattle ProducersThe fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has been extremely difficult for the cattle markets. The April contract has lost more than $10 in a week, causing even more stress on the industry.In an effort to help stop the consistent losses in the cattle markets, the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association is calling upon the USDA for their help to assist cattle producers. According to Lia Biondo, policy and outreach director of USCA, their first request is to restore the U.S. cattle market during the COVID-19 outbreak.“What we’re specifically asking for is for [Secretary Sonny Perdue] to use his authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation to develop and implement some sort of needed program that will help U.S. cattle producers make it through this difficult time period,” said Biondo.USCA is also asking Secretary Perdue to ensure that contingency plans are in place at meat processing facilities. That means keeping their doors open if an employee were to contract the coronavirus.“Send that employee home, obviously, but make sure that there are contingency plans in place to ensure that the packing plants are operational,” said Biondo. “We’ve got food flying off the shelves across the U.S. We’re going to need a little bit of additional regulatory flexibility and additional financial assistance to continue supplying the nation with a wholesome, abundant supply of food.”Biondo says USCA’s third request is for USDA to take a closer eye on cattle markets to prevent anti-competitive buying practices.“Making sure we’ve got that market oversight to help line out the cattle markets right now, which are having a difficult time in the wake of the coronavirus,” she said.Without these additional programs, Biondo thinks there will be producers going out of business in the long term because cattle producers have been hit with many years of continued losses.“It’s not that the coronavirus is the reason for the market low, but it’s one of the reasons and it’s been the reason that has culminated all of these other low price years,” said Biondo.In a statement to the cattle industry on Monday, USDA wrote that its agencies are committed to ensuring the health and safety of its employees and providing timely services to keep the food supply flowing. USCA Requesting USDA Help in Assisting Cattle Producers Facebook Twitter By Ashley Davenport – Mar 17, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleNew Tools for Profitability in Volatile TimesNext articleA Request to USDA for Assist for Cattle Producers and New Tools for Profitability in Volatile Times on the HAT Wednesday Morning Edition Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

Foreign journalists refused entry and denied visas

first_img Reporters Without Borders today urged Cuba to let foreign journalists into the country “so they can do their job freely and without restriction or aggression” and said it was disappointed at the regime’s refusal to allow half a dozen of them into the country and the blocking of visas for others. A group of journalists, including Alvaro Ugaz, of the Peruvian radio station RPP, and Mario Antonio Guzmán, of the Chilean station Radio Cooperativa, were turned back at Havana airport on 2 August when they told interior ministry police they had come to report on the situation concerning President Fidel Castro’s health. The officials said they did not have a press visa and made them leave on the flight they had arrived on. They said all journalists arriving with just a tourist visa would not be allowed in. Guzmán said it would take up to three weeks to get a press visa and the journalists had decided to take a chance and see if they could get in on a tourist visa.“The Cuban government, which is used to spying on the foreign press, has clamped down on access to the country,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “It is understandable that journalists should try to get in on tourist visas to do their job of reporting since it is so hard to get press visas. The present uncertain situation justifies the presence of the foreign media but the regime unfortunately seems to want to limit the number. But they must be allowed in.“We are also concerned about independent journalists in the country who have been indirectly threatened by senior military officials and warned not to create confusion. We are also watching closely the treatment of the 23 journalists currently in prison in Cuba,” it said.Other journalists, including reporters from the Washington Post and Miami Herald, were turned back at the airport. Juan Tamayo, the Herald’s chief of correspondents, said one of his paper’s journalists, who he did not name, had been put on a plane to Panama after presenting a tourist visa and saying he had come to work as a journalist. Since the announcement of President Castro’s illness, Cuban embassies have refused to issue visas or not responded to journalists’ requests. The regime has only issued a few visas to foreign journalists in recent years and those working for media outlets considered “dangerous” to national stability are routinely refused entry. Dozens have been expelled from the country. CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council CubaAmericas RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on Cuba News October 12, 2018 Find out more May 6, 2020 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out morecenter_img to go further August 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign journalists refused entry and denied visas Reporters Without Borders deplores Cuba’s turning back of several foreign journalists who arrived on 2 August. They were told they did not have the necessary hard-to-get press visas and forced to leave. News News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Organisation News 5 rue Geoffroy-Marie – 75009 Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internetlast_img read more

RSF alerts UN rapporteur about threats to Indian recipient of its press freedom prize

first_img February 23, 2021 Find out more November 30, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 RSF alerts UN rapporteur about threats to Indian recipient of its press freedom prize Receive email alerts News Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting Follow the news on India Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has sent an urgent appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions following a surge in death threats to Swati Chaturvedi, an Indian journalist who is one of the recipients of this year’s RSF Press Freedom Prize. Help by sharing this information Organisation India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsInternational bodies WomenInternetFreedom of expressionUnited NationsRSF Prize IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsInternational bodies WomenInternetFreedom of expressionUnited NationsRSF Prize center_img RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Swati Chaturvedi received the RSF “Prize for Courage” at a ceremony in London on 8 November (photo: BEN Stansall / AFP). to go further “One more Gauri Lankesh in the making,” says one of the recent threatening tweets about Chaturvedi. It refers to the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a fellow journalist who was gunned down outside her home last year.Chaturvedi, who received the RSF “Prize for Courage” at a ceremony in London on 8 November, told RSF that she gets “about a dozen of the threats every week” and that that she “can’t even keep up” with them.Because of the surge in online threats, RSF addressed an urgent appeal on 28 November to Agnes Callamard, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.“This type of comment can no longer be taken lightly in the current context, in which online threats can now lead to physical attacks,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We call on the Indian authorities to do everything possible to guarantee Swati Chaturvedi’s safety and to prosecute those responsible for these hate messages.”The author of the tweet referring to Gauri Lankesh identifies himself in his profile as “a proud Hindustani.” Chaturvedi has repeatedly been target of online threats and hate campaigns ever since writing a bestseller entitled “I am a troll” about her undercover research into the troll armies used by the Hindu nationalist right.But the threats recently surged dramatically after a Brut India video highlighting Chaturvedi’s RSF Prize award and her troll army book went viral.India is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News March 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News April 27, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Strict visitor restrictions remain at University Hospital Limerick

first_imgNumbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Previous articleGirls rescued from under Limerick bridgeNext articleFour arrested in Operation Thor crackdown Staff Reporter Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Advertisement NewsHealthStrict visitor restrictions remain at University Hospital LimerickBy Staff Reporter – April 4, 2018 1304 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Linkedin University Hospital LimerickStrict visitor restrictions remain in place at University Hospital Limerick.Restrictions were initially put in place in late December following an increase in seasonal influenza.The restrictions remain in force as a precaution as the hospital manages a small number of norovirus and other notifiable cases.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Until further notice, it is necessary to restrict visitors to one person per patient only and to remind members of the public that visiting hours are from 2pm to 4pm and from 6pm to 9pm only and are to be strictly adhered to. This applies to adult and paediatric patients alike and parents visiting children are advised not to bring siblings on visits.We regret any inconvenience caused to patients and relatives by these necessary measures, which are being taken in the interests of patient care.More about health here. TAGSpatientrelativesrestrictionsuniversity hospital limerick Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Print Facebook University Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct Provisionlast_img read more

Mac Lochlainn says FF garda motion displays “breathtaking hyprocisy”

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ News By News Highland – January 29, 2013 Previous articleO’Neill says Ballyshannon house row is a “planning issue”.Next articleDonegal Creameries extends Donegal Team sponsorship deal News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson is accusing his Fianna Fail counterpart of displaying “breathtaking hypocrisy”.Donegal North East Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn was speaking ahead of a Fianna Fail motion calling on the Minister for Justice to reverse the decision to shut down almost 100 garda stations this week, five of them in Donegal.Fianna Fail’s Justice spokesperson Niall Collins says clarity is needed on Minister Alan Shatter’s plans, and he fears cuts will hamper the forces operations and further impact on morale.However, Deputy Mac Lochlainn says in 2010, when Fianna Fail were in government, Niall Collins sought to have Donegal Garda Michael O’Boyce, the then GRA president, removed from the force, because he was about to make a speech criticising government cuts………[podcast][/podcast]center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Mac Lochlainn says FF garda motion displays “breathtaking hyprocisy” Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

BUMC applies for landmarks, heritage distinction

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Sponsored Content Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Sauer said she enjoys researching and photographing churches and historic buildings for listing on the Alabama Historical Commission’s  Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.Shirley said BUMC is a city landmark as well as a historical Methodist church. He expressed appreciation to Sauer for her assistance in preparing the application and for her continued assistance with the application process for Clay Hill Church.“It is important to have these structures listed so that historical significance will be preserved,” said Sauer, who volunteered to assist with the research and photography necessary to complete the application process. “BUMC and Clay Hill are different in the congregations served, one being urban and the other rural, but they were centers of their communities and have proud histories that should be preserved.” GREEN THUMBS: TES class celebrated for garden project The Troy University Office of Civic Engagement recognized Mrs. Jade Henderson’s homeroom class as winners of the “fifth grade garden… read more By The Penny Hoarder Email the author For those who have had déjà  vu experiences, it would be a good guess that those experiences are, in some way, related to a church. And, especially for members of Protestant churches that were built during the 1880-1920-time period and according to the Akron Plan.“Churches built according to the Akron Plan were built all across the country and are the reasons people familiar with the church plan have  déjà vu experiences when viewing a church built according to ‘the plan,’” said Kathy Sauer, a local history enthusiast. “There are many variations of the Akron Plan but all included Sunday school rooms. A prime example of an Akron Plan church is Brundidge United Methodist Church that was built during 1919.”Sauer was in Brundidge Tuesday afternoon to deliver the completed application for listing on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage to the Rev. Ed Shirley, pastor of BUMC, along with its application for the listing of Clay Hill Church, circa 1839.center_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sauer prepared the application for the Johnston Peanut Butter Mill that houses the Brundidge Historical Society’s museum of local history. The Johnston Mill and the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library are the city’s listings on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. And, there should be more, Sauer said.“Brundidge has a wealth of buildings that are eligible for listing on the Register of Landmarks and Heritage,”  she said. “The listing designates a single building or an entire downtown or district worthy of preservation. The designation is honorary and carries no restrictions or financial incentives. But, the designation is incentive to protect and preserve these buildings, sites, structures, objects, districts and cultural landscapes for future generations.”Too often, the loss of historical treasures is lamented and, had they been designated as historically significant, perhaps, they would remain, Sauer said. Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like BUMC applies for landmarks, heritage distinction “This is Alabama’s Bicentennial year and wouldn’t it be beneficial if more of our “treasures” were recognized and preserved,” she said. Sauer is willing to assist individuals or groups with the application process for designation on the Alabama  Register. Contact her by email at [email protected] or Hannah Garmon at 334-230-2644 or [email protected] Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Coronavirus live updates: California reports over 49,000 new cases, 468 new deaths

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 88.3 million people worldwide and killed over 1.9 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:Jan 10, 2:33 pmCalifornia reports over 49,000 new cases, 468 new deathsCalifornia’s coronavirus surge continues to worsen, according to new data released Sunday by the state’s Health Department.The state recorded 49,685 new cases after administering a record 473,076 tests, the Health Department said. There were 468 new fatalities on Sunday, according to the Health Department.All metrics were over 1% increases from the previous day, the health data showed. Since the start of the pandemic, California has 2,670,962 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29,701 deaths, the Health Department said.As of Jan. 9, 734,405 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered, according to the Health Department.Jan 10, 2:24 pmUK records over 54K new cases, nearly 33K hospitalizedThe United Kingdom saw another day of rising coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations, according to the British government.The nation recorded 54,940 new cases Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,072,349, the health data showed. The seven-day average for new cases rose from 21,698 on Dec. 10 to 61,106 on Jan. 1, the British government said.The U.K. saw 563 new COVID-19-related fatalities Sunday, according to the health data. The country has 81,431 total deaths since the start of the pandemic, the government said.There are currently 32,294 people hospitalized in Britain. The seven-day average for new hospital admissions rose from 1,728 on Dec. 10 to 3,345 on Jan. 1, officials said.Jan 10, 5:33 amUK Health Secretary says every adult in country will receive vaccine by autumnUK Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed on Sunday morning that every adult in the United Kingdom will be offered the coronavirus vaccine by the fall. Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC, Hancock said that the vaccine will be distributed according to need and that the British government has over 350 million doses of the vaccine on order.“We are going to have enough to be able to offer a vaccine to everyone over the age of 18 and by the autumn,” Hancock said in the interview.Hancock also said that the priority is to immunize the most vulnerable 13 million people in the country by the middle of February — something he confirmed to Sky News on Sunday that the U.K. government was on track to accomplish.Jan 09, 10:24 pmNumbers increasing nationwide post-holidaysNew numbers from The COVID Tracking Project are showing the dire situation facing the country right now, especially in the West.There were just shy of 700 deaths reported in California on Saturday, with the state now averaging 410 death per day over the last seven days. The seven-day average for cases is up in 38 states since last week, including most states in the West, according to The COVID Tracking Project. In addition to the pandemic ravaging California, Montana and Washington have the second- and third-highest increases, respectively.There were more deaths, cases and average hospitalizations this past week than any other during the pandemic, according to the project.The report released Saturday showed a record seven-day average for total hospitalizations (130,350) and daily deaths (3,091). There were 3,500 deaths nationwide reported on Saturday.Jan 09, 8:54 pmNearly 8,000 currently hospitalized in LA CountyThe record-setting COVID-19 numbers continue to skyrocket in Los Angeles County.The county crossed 900,000 confirmed cases on Saturday — more than twice as many as any other county in the nation. There were also another 221 deaths reported Saturday, bringing the total to 12,084. Sixty-five of the people who were reported dead on Saturday were 30 to 64 years old, the remaining were older. LA County alone has more total deaths than 41 U.S. states.There are currently 7,966 people hospitalized with coronavirus in the county, 22% of whom are in the intensive care unit.“To the families and friends experiencing the sorrow of losing of a loved one due to COVID-19, we send you our deepest condolences,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county’s health director, said in a statement. “This is another devastating day for Los Angeles County. The speed with which we are reaching grim milestones of COVID-19 deaths and cases is a devastating reflection of the immense spread that is occurring across the county. And this accelerated spread reflects the many unsafe actions individuals took over the holidays.”Of the 4.96 million people tested so far in the county, 17% have tested positive.ABC News’ Bonnie McLean contributed to this report.Jan 09, 2:41 pm3 new cases of UK variant detected in New YorkThree more cases of the U.K. COVID-19 variant have been detected in New York state, Gov. Cuomo said Saturday. Two of the cases were in Saratoga County and one in Nassau County.The governor blasted the federal government for what he said did nothing to stop the arrival of the variant in the state.There have been 259,000 vaccines to date this week in New York. With the state’s current allocation of 300,000 vaccine doses per week, it will take 14 weeks to vaccinate all of 1A and 1B groups.A vaccine call center will open 4 p.m. on Monday and a website will go live the same day at 8 a.m. for New York.– ABC News’ Jamie A. AranoffJan 09, 1:54 pmQueen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh receive COVID-19 vaccinations“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have today received Covid-19 vaccinations,” according to a statement from a Buckingham Palace spokesperson Saturday.The vaccinations were administered by a Household Doctor at Windsor Castle, according to a Royal source.The announcement was made to the public “to prevent inaccuracies and further speculation” and “Her Majesty decided that she would let it be known she has had the vaccination,” according to a statement from the Royal Communications at Buckingham Palace.– ABC News’ Zoe MageeJan 09, 3:04 amCuomo expands vaccine eligibility for New YorkersNew York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday the expansion of “the state’s vaccination distribution network to help accelerate the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine” to residents under groups 1A and 1B, according to a release.Thanks to this, essential workers and residents over the age of 75 can begin to make vaccination reservations at administration sites as early as next Monday, Jan. 11.“Over the past week, we have seen hospitals increase their vaccination rates and I thank them for their efforts, but it’s still not enough, so we’re going to accelerate the distribution,” Cuomo said.Thousands of new providers statewide will help vaccinate health care workers, essential workers and individuals 75 and older.“The federal government controls the supply, so as we continue to receive more, New York will not only ensure doses are distributed in the most fair and socially equitable way possible, but that health care workers continue to be prioritized so our hospitals remain safe and staffed,” Cuomo added.Group 1B, the largest group, is comprised of 3.2 million New Yorkers, including 870,000 education workers, 207,000 first responders, 100,000 public safety workers, 100,000 public transit workers and 1.4 million people 75 and older, the release states. All of these people will now be eligible to receive the vaccine. Prior to Cuomo’s announcement, only the 2.1 million New Yorkers in group 1A were eligible to receive the vaccine.Jan 08, 8:47 pmUS crosses 300K new daily cases for 1st timeThe U.S. has surpassed 300,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for the first time, according to The COVID Tracking Project.There were 310,080 new cases reported Friday. New Jersey and California both “greatly influenced” the surge in cases, the tracker said. New Jersey reported nearly 20,000 probable COVID-19 cases and California had over 50,000 cases.Sixteen states also reported record COVID-19 hospitalizations this week, the tracker said: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.Hospitalizations in California and Arizona in particular are increasing at an alarming rate, it noted.Jan 08, 5:07 pmPfizer vaccine likely to work against new, rapidly-spreading variants: StudyA new study says Pfizer’s vaccine is likely to work against the new, rapidly-spreading variants of COVID-19.Dr. Pei-Yong Shi of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston told ABC News this is “the first study to show that one of the most prominent mutations in the fast-spreading UK and the South African strain … doesn’t affect the neutralizing activity of the current vaccine.” Some of the antibodies produced by the vaccine “may be weakened by a single mutation, but others will remain active,” he said, which he believes will continue to provide protection from the variants.Although Shi only studied Pfizer’s vaccine, he said the results “can be generated to the other vaccine platforms,” including Moderna and AstraZeneca.The vaccines “are all based on the same sequence of the spike protein,” he said, “so I will not be surprised that it will be it will be the same result.” While the U.K. variant that’s been confirmed in several U.S. states appears to spread more rapidly, there’s no evidence that it’s more deadly.ABC News’ Sony Salzman contributed to this report.Jan 08, 4:43 pmFlorida State Rep. asks those returning from Capitol to quarantine, get testedFlorida State Rep. Mike Caruso, a Republican who represents Boca Raton, told ABC News he is concerned about people who attended the U.S. Capitol riot coming back to his district — where there’s a high elderly population — and spreading COVID-19. “I would ask them to quarantine when they do come back and to go get tested,” Caruso said, adding that they should be tested before flying home.ABC News’ Sasha Pezenik contributed to this report.Jan 08, 4:33 pmBiden to get 2nd vaccine dose on MondayPresident-elect Joe Biden will get his second vaccine dose in public on Monday “to continue to instill confidence in the vaccine’s safety and efficacy,” said incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki.This will be 21 days after Biden received the first dose, she said.When Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris receives her second dose, it will also be in public, she said.Psaki added, “The Biden-Harris transition team today started to vaccinate incoming members of the administration. Up to 35 individuals will be vaccinated.”“These individuals are people who will be in close proximity to the President or Vice President, who are critical members of the National Security team or are Cabinet nominees in the line of succession to the presidency,” she said. “These vaccinations are being conducted now so that these individuals can complete their inoculation shortly after January 20. The vaccine being used for this purpose is coming from supplies previously allocated to the White House medical unit.”ABC News’ John Verhovek and Molly Nagle contributed to this report.Jan 08, 3:31 pmNFL stadium to open as 24/7 vaccination site in ArizonaState Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, will open as a 24/7 vaccination site on Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey said.The site aims to “vaccinate thousands more individuals each day as Maricopa County, the state’s largest county, moves into Phase 1B of vaccine distribution,” the governor’s office said. “The start of that phase prioritizes protective service workers, teachers and K-12 school staff, child care workers, and those age 75 and older.”State Farm Stadium will offer vaccines beginning Monday for law enforcement and other protective service workers. Appointments for others in Phase 1B and Phase 1A will be available starting Tuesday.Jan 08, 2:16 pmCalifornia reports over 50K cases in 1 dayCalifornia reported 50,030 new cases and an additional 493 deaths on Friday.Hospitalizations in the hard-hit state are down just 0.1%.Over 2.56 million people in the Golden State have been diagnosed with COVID-19.Jan 08, 12:15 pmUS reported more cases than ever before during 1st week of 2021In the first week of 2021, U.S. states and territories reported more cases than at any point in the pandemic so far, according to ABC News’ analysis of data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project. Cases are on the rise in every region of the country. The CDC reports that New Jersey leads the nation with the highest average of daily cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days, followed Arizona, Rhode Island, Arkansas and California.In New York, daily cases are nearly 50% higher than they were during the spring surge. The U.S. surpassed 132,000 patients in hospitals this week — meaning more people were hospitalized than during the peak of the spring and summer surges combined. Arizona, Nevada and Alabama currently hold the highest hospitalizations rates per million people in the country.Thursday marked the nation’s deadliest day on record with 4,085 deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.Now, one in every 905 Americans has died from the virus. In the last week, the seven-day average of daily deaths increased by 18.6%.Jan 08, 11:45 amBiden will move to release more vaccine doses when he takes officePresident-elect Joe Biden will move to release more vaccine doses when he takes office, a departure from the current policy.“He supports releasing available doses immediately, and believes the government should stop holding back vaccine supply so we can get more shots in Americans’ arms now,” Biden transition spokesperson TJ Ducklo said in a statement. “He will share additional details next week on how his Administration will begin releasing available doses when he assumes office.”Transition officials have faith that the manufacturers that can produce enough vaccines to ensure people can get their second dose in a timely manner while also getting more people their first dose, according to one official.ABC News also obtained a letter from a group of eight Democratic governors to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Operation Warp Speed Chief Operating Officer Gen. Gus Perna. “Our states are ready to work around the clock to ramp up distribution, get more shots in arms, and save more American lives.”“General Perna, as you have stated before, ‘a vaccine sitting on a shelf is not effective.’ We couldn’t agree with you more,” the governors wrote in part. “That’s why we are asking for your help now.”Jan 08, 10:46 amNYC police commissioner tests positiveNew York City’s police commissioner, Dermot Shea, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “doing well,” NYPD spokesman Rich Esposito told ABC News. Shea is at home and “running the department remotely,” he said. Esposito said the commissioner regularly attends functions and is in close contact with people all the time.  “He takes extensive precautions, but the COVID rate is increasing in the city,” he said.So far this month, 463 NYPD members have tested positive for COVID-19. As of Thursday, New York City’s seven-day average positivity rate stood at 9.21%.Jan 08, 9:24 amHospitalizations on rise in London, mayor declares ‘major incident’London Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared a “major incident” as the virus’ spread threatens to overwhelm the city’s hospitals.One in 30 Londoners now has COVID-19, the mayor said.The city has 7,034 people currently hospitalized — a 35% increase from the April peak.The number of people in hospitals jumped by 27% from Dec. 30 to Jan. 6, Khan said.The London Ambulance Service is now taking up to 8,000 calls per day, when an average day would bring 5,500 calls.“The stark reality is that we will run out of beds for patients in the next couple of weeks unless the spread of the virus slows down drastically,” Khan said. “We are declaring a major incident because the threat this virus poses to our city is at crisis point. If we do not take immediate action now, our NHS could be overwhelmed and more people will die.” Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?One of our readers sent us this video link titled “Rigging The Election’” and ask us to post it.  We do so without opinion, bias or editing.  In fact, after viewing it we are sure the content shall spark some heated debate among our readers.  Attached is the link for your review and comments. READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that we should pull the plug on the $57 million commitment to fund the IU Med School since Ivy Tech is no longer part of the project?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Transparency data: DHSC: special advisers’ gifts, hospitality and meetings, January to March 2020

first_imgThe Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) publishes details of special advisers’ meetings with senior media figures and any gifts or hospitality they received on a quarterly basis.last_img

9bar gets new sales director

first_imgWholebake, owner of snack brand 9bar, has appointed Matt Hollier as sales director.He will be recruiting a new sales team to work alongside him, with the aim of continuing to grow the brand in the UK and internationally, the company said.Hollier joins the snack company from Monster Energy, where he spent three years as its European vice-president.Mark Gould, chief executive of the company, said: “We are delighted to have attracted someone of Matt’s experience and calibre to our company. This is a key appointment for us and will support our ambitious growth plans.”Wholebake was recently acquired by Bridges Ventures.The company said it had identified Wholebake as an investment to deliver returns, create jobs and grow the healthy snack sector.The investment was led by Oliver Wyncoll, Bridges Ventures partner, who has previously invested in brands like Dorset Cereals and Tyrrells Crisps.last_img read more