Lafarge Africa PLC ( 2012 Presentation

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 presentation For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (  2012 presentation Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mermaids dive in to Habitat’s Women Build 2017

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Around TownOpinionBy Suzanne Kidd Suzanne Kidd is a former 30-year public school educator and design professional.  During her sixteen years as an Apopka resident, she has been an active participant in her homeowners’ association and Apopka civic affairs, attending City Council and Planning Commission meetings and serving on several City committees, most recently chairing the City’s Visioning Steering Committee.  She is currently involved with Habitat for Humanity in bringing affordable housing to Apopka. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.  So, you may ask, what motivated these special women, already busy with career, family, and community service, to take on yet another commitment?  Without hesitation, they enthusiastically embraced Habitat’s mission:  the belief that everyone deserves a decent place to live.  That a home is a stabilizing force for a family.  That a home forges a legacy of economic security and opportunity.  That home ownership is empowering.And statistics bear this out.  Before partnering with Habitat, getting their finances in order, and putting in hundreds of hours of sweat equity, 55% of eventual Habitat homeowners were on public assistance.  But once they become Habitat homeowners, these families are able to pay an affordable mortgage and regular property taxes.  Their children vastly improve in school success with a nearly 70% rise in grades and studying, making college a more realistic possibility.  Most importantly, virtually 90% of Habitat homeowners finally feel positive about the future for themselves and their families!  Considering the tremendous obstacles these families have to overcome to become homeowners, that outcome alone makes Women Build supremely rewarding and worthwhile.For most of Apopka’s Women Builders, supporting Habitat financially is a years long labor of love.  But actually helping construct one of the homes remained elusive, until now.  Thanks to Habitat’s Juniper Bend and Arbor Bend communities at 13th Street and S Washington Avenue, Apopka’s fifty can now partner with like-minded women they might otherwise never have met.  Building connections, working alongside other women on an actual construction site, and making Apopka stronger, one family at a time, are major motivators for these generous women.  But, above all, is the heartwarming realization that, through the women Build effort, another Apopka family will be lifted up and freed from the crushing worry of no safe, decent, affordable housing for their family.There’s still time for you to support this terrific work.  If you know one of the fabulous fifty personally, contribute to their dedicated “First Giving” page.  If not, you can share in the build cost by going to .  Every tax-deductible donation is critical no matter the size.  To paraphrase a famous quote, “If you think your (donation is) too small to make a difference, you have never been in bed with a mosquito”! What do 50 dynamic, super busy Apopka women from wildly different backgrounds have in common this spring?  Each one is pooling her efforts, skills, networks, and muscle to help build an affordable home for a hard-working local family.  By joining Habitat for Humanity’s “Women Build 2017”, these ladies have committed to raise the money, then raise the walls, for one of the 58 new Habitat homes breaking ground in Apopka next month.  Tapping into their personal and business networks, these fabulous fifty, working in creatively-named teams, have inspired over 300 donors to share their passion to make a profound difference for struggling families in our community.  Together, Teams “Mermaids”, “Waste Management”, “Women of Worth (W.O.W.)”, “Finrock”, “Ryder Women’s Leadership Forum Team”, “Lovely Women at Work”, “Wells Fargo”, “Virtuous Women”, and “Apopka Feisty Gems” have, in less than two months, raised over $40,000!  That’s more than 30% of the total $125,000 goal set by Habitat Seminole-Apopka for this year’s Women Build.  And they’re not done yet.Each team is still actively fundraising both through their personal and Team “First Giving” fundraising pages and through Team-sponsored fundraising events of their choosing.  For example, Team Mermaids will host a “FUNdraiser” at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Apopka (1410 Rock Springs Rd.) on Thursday, May 4th.  As a reliable supporter of community events, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is generously donating 10% of all sales, both in-restaurant and takeout, from 4pm to close.  Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to raise even more donations by participating in a “Chinese Raffle”, a Silent Auction and a chance to “Split-the-Pot”.  Fabulous prizes are at stake!center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSHabitat for HumanityMermaidsSuzanne Kidd Previous articleState Rep. Jennifer Sullivan Schedules Apopka Office HoursNext articleWhy is April 18th the federal tax deadline this year? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Incarcerated rise up against COVID deaths, raging infections

first_imgCoffin of a Stafford Creek incarcerated person.On Dec. 9 an incarcerated person at Stafford Creek “men’s” prison, near Aberdeen, Wash., died of COVID-19. The same week, coronavirus infections tripled from 85 to 237 among the imprisoned there.In response to this person’s death and the alarming increase in infections, the imprisoned people staged a protest. They demanded warm food, clean clothes, and showers. Importantly, they demanded the prison stop censoring their mail so they could tell family and friends the truly bad conditions under which they contend with COVID inside the walls. They also demanded not to be additionally punished with the extremely harsh and inhumane conditions of solidarity confinement if they tested positive for the coronavirus.Family members say the response from the prison administration to these basic demands for humans rights was a “riot.” Guards attacked the protesting people. One was forced into their cell, beaten viciously, and as they lay unconscious on the floor, their cell was filled with pepper spray. Their comrades in neighboring cells — all on lockdown — thought they were dead. The people were locked-down in whatever place they happened to be when the lockdown began; some were locked in spaces without access to toilets. ( Wilks, whose husband is in G unit [at Stafford Creek], said her biggest concerns have to do with staff “playing musical cells” in his unit. She said her husband had been placed in four different cells with three different people in the last four days.“We are still American citizens and still have the same rights as everyone else,” her husband wrote in a message to her Wednesday. “We were sent to prison to be helped and returned to normal life. How does anyone think that someone could ever be able to properly re-enter this country when our own citizens don’t care if we live or die?” ( Anders, who has a close friend incarcerated at Stafford, said last week that conditions there were “horrible.”Note: The writer corresponds with a transwoman in Stafford. The word “men’s” is in quotes because it is the State of Washington’s gender designation for this prison, even though transwomen and a spectrum of gender nonconforming people are imprisoned there. Also, transwomen, while allowed to transition, are known officially only by their dead names; they cannot use their chosen names in any official capacity, unless legally changed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hoosier Pork Producer To Receive National Service Award

first_img Hoosier Pork Producer To Receive National Service Award Previous articleThe Challenges of Indiana’s 2019 Corn, Soybean and Hemp Harvest on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleLate Planted Corn Not Maturing as Expected Ashley Davenport Hoosier Pork Producer To Receive National Service AwardDanita Rodibaugh of Rodibaugh & Sons in Rensselaer has quite the resume. She served as the chair of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), past president of the National Pork Board, and has served on the board of directors for both the National Pork Producers Council and Indiana Pork.Rodibaugh can add another accolade: she is the recipient of the USMEF Distinguished Service Award.“Just to be recognized by your peers and those that you’ve worked with touches your heart,” said Rodibaugh.The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the pursuit of USMEF’s export goals. Rodibaugh says she marvels USMEF because they bring together different agricultural sectors to work towards a common goal.“Looking back at my time as USMEF chair and as an officer, it’s that kind of collaboration I’m most proud of—working jointly and making key decisions together,” she said. “I was truly blessed to have such an outstanding officer team when I was USMEF chair.”Rodibaugh is active in the management of her family farm that raises pigs, corn, soybeans and wheat. The award will be presented at the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference in Tuscon, Arizona on Nov. 7. By Ashley Davenport – Oct 17, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Pork Producer To Receive National Service Award SHARElast_img read more

Political unrest sparks violent attacks on journalists and media

first_img RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News News Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns a major wave of attacks on media and journalists, including bombings and shootings, which began six days ago and which is linked to opposition demands for a neutral interim government prior to elections scheduled for January.“The violence against journalists is intolerable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Justice must be rendered. The authorities must identify those responsible and bring them to trial. We support the statements made by the Editors’ Council and Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), which have firmly condemned these attacks.“It is imperative that the authorities should be able to ensure effective security for journalists, so that they can work without fear, and that the political parties do not encourage their supporters to target journalists.”The attacks on the media began when an opposition demonstration degenerated on 25 October, and continued during a 60-hour “shut-down” called by opposition sectors to press demands for a neutral government for 90 days to establish a free and impartial environment for parliamentary elections in January. Schools and shopping centres closed and public transport halted although the prime minister urged Bangladeshis to ignore the strike call.Members of the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami began attacking the offices of certain Dhaka-based media, especially privately-owned TV stations, with home-made bombs on 25 October. The targets included Channel 71, Desh TV, Mohona TV, My TV and the newspapers Bohrer Kagoj and injured included Channel 71 Newroom’s editor Zakaria Biblop, who was taken to a military hospital in a critical condition although his condition is no longer life-threatening. RSF_en Follow the news on Bangladesh October 31, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Political unrest sparks violent attacks on journalists and media BangladeshAsia – Pacific BangladeshAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Credit photo: the Daily Star Newscenter_img News Masudur Rahman, a cameraman with privately-owned Channel-i, was injured by bullet fragments when police opened fire in Dhaka to disperse a protest by Jubo Dal, a group that supports the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).Kafi Kamal, a journalist with the daily Manabzamin, was injured when a bomb went off outside BNP headquarters, while Jamaat-e-Islami activists attacked Rashed Nizam, a journalist with Channel 24.Abdus Salam of Shomoy TV and Sheikh Tofazzal Hossain of RTV were the victims of similar attacks in the western city of Rajshahi. Hossain was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after he was beaten with clubs, his camera was smashed and his personal effects were stolen.On 29 October, Jamaat-e-Islami activists attacked Abu Habib of the daily Dainik Janmabhumi as he was covering vandalism in the village of Kaliganj. He was clubbed, his camera and mobile phone were seized and his thumb was almost cut off. He was rushed to Sathkira Sadar Hospital and from there to a specialist hospital.In Narayanganj, a town near Dhaka, four local reporters – Rasel Ahmed of Kaler Kantho, Riaz Hossain of Ajkaler Khabor, G.M Shahid of Shakaler Khabor and Imdadul Haque Dulal of Arthoniti Protidin – were injured when suspected BNP members threw homemade bombs at their vehicles, which were marked “Press.” They were briefly hospitalized for treatment.In the northwestern district of Thakurgaon, NTV reporter Luftar Rahman Mithu was injured while covering clashes between BNP activists and members of the ruling Awami League. Maasranga TV journalist Badrul Islam’s motorcycle was set on fire during these clashes but Islam was unhurt.In the southeastern city of Chittagong, Nasir Uddin Tota of Bangla Vision TV and Abul Hasnat of ATN News were injured when they went to help Mohammad Farid Uddin, an ATN cameraman who was being attacked by young Jamaat-e-Islami activists.In the southwestern city of Jessore, activists attacked Labual Haq Ripon of the daily Dainik Samajer Katha while a bomb was thrown at Sakirul Kabir Riton, the secretary-general of the Jessore Union of Journalists and a reporter for Boishaki Television.Many vehicles carrying media personnel were also attacked in the cities of Bogra and Noakhali.The Bangladesh Editors’ Council voiced concern about the attacks in a press release yesterday and urged the country’s political parties to get their activists to stop targeting journalists. The statement also stressed the importance of active and independent media in a democratic society. The Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) issued a similar statement.These attacks are the worst that the media have had to endure in the past eight years. Bangladesh is ranked 144th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. May 19, 2021 Find out more Organisation Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Receive email alerts to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Biden reframes his goal on reopening of elementary schools

first_img Previous articleVELO3D ernennt Jon Porter zum Lead Expansion of Commercial Operations für EuropaNext articleJEOL : Lancement du nouveau chromatographe en phase gazeuse – spectromètre de masse à temps de vol JMS-T2000GC AccuTOF(TM) GC-Alpha – l’ultime GC-MS aux performances supérieures, facile à utiliser Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp TAGS  Local NewsUS News Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, restating his goal after his administration came under fire when aides said schools would be considered open if they held in-person learning just one day a week. Biden’s comments, during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, marked his clearest statement yet on school reopenings. Biden had pledged in December to reopen “the majority of our schools” in his first 100 days but has since faced increasing questions about how he would define and achieve that goal, with school districts operating under a patchwork of different virtual and in-person learning arrangements nationwide. “I said open a majority of schools in K through eighth grade, because they’re the easiest to open, the most needed to be open in terms of the impact on children and families having to stay home,” Biden said. He said comments by White House press secretary Jen Psaki earlier this month that one day a week of in-person learning would meet his goal were “a mistake in the communication.” Asked when the nation would see kindergarten through eighth grades back to in-person learning five days a week, Biden said, “We’ll be close to that at the end of the first 100 days.” He said he expected many schools would push to stay open through the summer, but suggested reopening would take longer for high schools due to a higher risk of contagion among older students. The town hall touched on a range of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, from protections for small businesses to the administration’s vaccination plans. Biden said that by the end of July there would be 600 million doses of the vaccine available, enough to vaccinate every American. But with many of his answers, he sought to emphasize the need for funding to achieve his goals. The town hall was aimed at selling his $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package directly to the American people, part of an effort designed in part to put pressure on Republican lawmakers and refocus Congress on speedy passage of the bill now that his predecessor’s impeachment trial is behind him. Biden underscored how much he wants to move beyond Donald Trump on Tuesday night, repeatedly refusing to talk about the former president and saying at one point, “I’m tired of talking about Donald Trump.” “For four years, all that’s been in the news is Trump. For the next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people,” he said, to applause from the audience. During the town hall, Biden also offered a flavor of the moderate stance that helped win him purple states like Wisconsin in 2020. He resisted a questioner’s request for his administration to embrace the progressive goal of forgiving $50,000 in student loan debt, reiterating his commitment to forgiving just $10,000. He suggested one of the ways to improve policing was to provide more funding to police departments, running counter to calls from some progressives to defund the police. He also said he was optimistic about passing legislation to study police reforms. He also weighed in on the immigration bill his administration is expected to unveil this week. Biden affirmed that a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is essential for any bill he’ll support, but also suggested he’d be open to a piecemeal approach to immigration reform rather than a comprehensive bill, if necessary. “There’s things I would do by itself, but not at the expense of saying I’m never going to do the other,” he said. Biden seemed to revel in his first opportunity for extended interaction with ordinary Americans since the inauguration. Comforting a second-grader who hasn’t been able to go school and was worried about getting the virus, Biden told the girl that children are less likely to get infected, adding, “I wouldn’t worry about it, baby, I promise you.” He also offered an intimate description of living in the White House, expressing his discomfort with being tended to by staff. With about a month of White House living under his belt, Biden joked that he wakes up in the morning, looks at his wife, Jill, and asks, “Where the hell are we?” Biden stressed that his massive virus aid bill already has broad public support, and noted some analysts have argued in favor of significant government spending to help boost the economy. “Now is the time we should be spending,” Biden said. The House is expected to vote on the measure next week. Biden landed on a slick, snow-covered tarmac to below-freezing weather about 90 minutes before the evening program. He took questions from a small audience of Democrats, Republicans and independents invited for a small, socially distant gathering at the historic Pabst Theater. Biden’s trip to Wisconsin, a political battleground state he narrowly won last November, comes as coronavirus infection rates and deaths are falling after the nation endured the two deadliest months so far of the pandemic. The White House is also reporting an increase in the administration of vaccines throughout the country after a slow start. But Biden has stressed that the nation still has a long road ahead as thousands of Americans die each day in the worst U.S. public health crisis in a century. The virus has killed more than 485,000, and newly emerging variants are complicating the response effort. The Biden administration is trying to get enough Americans vaccinated to achieve “herd immunity” and allow life to return to a semblance of normalcy. But it’s unclear when the vaccination will be widely accessible to Americans. Biden’s team hopes funding provided in the coronavirus aid bill will help accelerate vaccination production and distribution. His team also argues that the federal government must keep open the spigot of government relief to help people who are suffering economically and to get the country back to pre-pandemic employment levels. But many GOP lawmakers continue to bristle at the price tag of a package that calls for sending $1,400 checks to most Americans as well as assistance for businesses, schools and homeowners and renters.center_img Facebook Facebook Pinterest Biden reframes his goal on reopening of elementary schools Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Global Modular Data Center Market (2021 to 2026) – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and…

first_img Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– The “Modular Data Center Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” report has been added to’s offering. The global modular data center market was valued at USD 21.65 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach a value of USD 89.9 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 27.35% over the forecast period of 2021-2026. Companies MentionedIBM CorporationHuawei Technologies Co. Ltd.Dell EMCHPE CompanyBaselayer Technology LLCVertiv Co.Schneider Electric SECannon Technologies LtdRittal Gmbh & Co. KGInstant Data Centers LLCColt Group SABladeroom Group Ltd. Key Market Trends Telecom Sector to Hold Significant Market GrowthThe telecom providers, to optimize their networks and the digital services running on them, are going to need more compute and storage capacity to be deployed across carrier networks. Additionally, the increasing 4G penetration and the upcoming 5G wave are further motivating telecom vendors to invest in the modular data center market for more network functionality and a much higher ability to manage networks around the edges due to high data traffic.As carriers can be benefitted in terms of network service optimization, edge computing has become almost a common practice in the telecom industry. The telecom operators are estimated to deploy micro modular data centers, along with 5G cell towers, in order to provide enterprises across industries better network connectivity.For instance, according to the Ericsson Mobility report, in the North American region, 5G subscriptions are expected to account for 55% of mobile subscriptions by the end of 2024. As 5G has to ensure higher speeds and lower latency, telecom vendors would turn toward edge computing.In December 2019, Amazon Web Services and Verizon announced a partnership called 5G edge cloud computing to help build new applications, IoT-empowered capabilities, and net-new value innovations. Verizon would be offering secure connections to AWS’s nearby cloud data centers (edge gateways), so one can tie in its compute and storage services through its 5G network.Since the advent of the internet, telecommunication has been one of the major driving forces behind global development and value creation. Recently, there have been many changes occurring in the telecommunications industry, which can easily be attributed to the advancement in technology. High rates of growth are being forecast for this fastest-growing market.The recent telecom operator to deploy a modular data center is T-mobile. The deployment of the modular data center was commissioned by Emerson Network Power and was in line with the industry’s trend to consolidate its data center infrastructure to maintain the operating costs and reduce carbon footprint. North America Accounts for the Significant Market ShareThe growth of mobile broadband, an increase in big data analytics, and cloud computing are driving the demand for new data center infrastructures in the region. North America region comprises a considerable amount of data centers, and many enterprises are switching from hardware to software-based services is estimated to be an addressable market for data center installations.According to the cloud scene, there are 2517 data centers in the United States, 253 data centers in Canada, and 2 data centers in Cayman islands, and 2,252 service providers in the United States with 60 network fabrics in 2020. Also, according to a report by CBRE, the total capacity of United States primary data center markets grew by 200 megawatts(MW) or 8% in H1 2019.The country is expanding its capacity with more than 411 MW, which is currently under construction. The primary United States wholesale data center markets recorded a combined 171 MW of net absorption in H1 2019, which is more than 56% of the 2018 full-year record.The modular data centers are at least 60% faster to deploy and provide a cost savings of 13% or more compared to traditional data center power and cooling infrastructure. Hence, modular is also helping in overcoming the rising energy crises due to growing data and data center’s infrastructure. Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Industry Attractiveness Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis 4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry 4.5 Market Drivers 4.5.1 Mobility and Scalability of Modular Data Centers 4.5.2 Disaster Recovery Advantages 4.6 Market Challenges 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION 5.1 Solution and Services 5.2 Application 5.3 End User 5.4 Geography 5.4.1 North America 5.4.2 Europe 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific 5.4.4 Latin America 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 6.1 Company Profiles 7 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS 8 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Exclusive: Some Inishowen flood victims already affected by Mica

first_imgIt’s emerged that some homes in Inishowen which were damaged by August’s floods were already affected by Mica.Thousands of homeowners across Donegal are thought to be affected by the defective block issue but now those who were also victim to flood damage have no insurance to cover the cost.The issue is to be raised at today’s sitting of the Inishowen Municipal District.Eileen Doherty of the Mica Action Group says the problem is out of control and the Government need to take it seriously.She spoke on the 9 till Noon show earlier:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Previous articleTaoiseach fully committed to the North West regionNext articleBreaking: fire crew attending small fire at Letterkenny University Hospital News Highland Google+ Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Exclusive: Some Inishowen flood victims already affected by Mica Pinterest Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – October 19, 2017 Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Global COVID-19 cases top 16 million, was 15 million only four days ago

first_imgiStock/narvikkBy: JON HAWORTH and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 646,000 people worldwide.Over 16 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 or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 146,788 deaths.Here is how the news developed on Sunday. All times Eastern:5:42 p.m.: Duke will only allow freshmen, sophomores in campus housingTo reduce its residential population, Duke University will only allow freshmen and sophomores to live in on-campus housing this fall.In a message sent to faculty, staff and students on Sunday, Duke President Vincent E. Price said the decision was based on the spread of COVID-19 both in North Carolina and nationally.“It is sadly clear that the persistence and spread of COVID-19 are trending in the wrong direction nationally, in North Carolina, and in Durham; and based on the latest guidance from Duke medical experts and public officials, we anticipate that matters may worsen in the weeks ahead,” Price said. “In light of these worrisome conditions and to address the increased prevalence of the coronavirus, we must further reduce the density of our campus residential population.”The move will decrease Duke’s residential population by about 30%, Price said. In addition to freshmen and sophomores, students who have specific needs for campus housing due to personal or academic reasons may also be eligible for on-campus housing.Juniors and seniors will have first priority for campus housing in the spring, Price said. In the meantime, they can live in the Durham area or do remote learning. All students, regardless of where they will live, will do most of their course work remotely, Price said.North Carolina has 112,713 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to state data. As of Saturday, the testing positivity rate was 9%. 1:15 p.m.: Mexican state health secretary who tested positive for COVID-19 has diedA secretary of health of a Mexican border state who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, the governor of Chihuahua confirms in a statement.Dr. Jesús Enrique Grajeda Herrera died Sunday morning at a Mexican hospital after suffering cardiac failure, Gov. Javier Corral said in a Facebook post. Corral did not definitively say Grajeda Herrera died of COVID-19.The health secretary contracted the virus on July 2 after traveling to the state of Tamaulipas to meet with officials there, including Gov. Javier Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, who hours later tested positive for the coronavirus.Grajeda Herrera was admitted to a Chihuahua hospital on July 5 and had been showing signs of improvement.10:55 a.m.: Florida sees another 9,000-plus cases in last 24 hoursThe state of Florida has seen an increase of 9,344 cases and 78 new deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Florida Department of Health.Florida now has 423,855 total cases and 5,972 deaths since the coronavirus pandemic began.The state currently has an overall positivity rate of 11.06%, officials said.An additional 334 people were hospitalized on Saturday for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total of active hospitalizations to 8,925. In total, 24,064 people have been hospitalized in the state because of the coronavirus.3:58 a.m.: Teen girl is El Paso’s youngest virus victim, among 3 new deaths to close out deadliest recorded weekA teenage girl, El Paso’s youngest victim of the coronavirus, was among three new deaths reported Saturday morning by health officials to close out the deadliest recorded week of the entire pandemic for the region.The number of fatalities for the week reached 42, which not only set a record for El Paso but also surpassed the weekly death in neighboring Ciudad Juarez for the first time since the outbreak began.El Paso’s Mexican sister city tallied just over half of the Sun City’s weekly death toll at 26, which was its lowest count in months.It was not immediately known if the teenage victim noted in Saturday’s health department death report was 19-year-old Dariana Rubio, who died earlier this week from what her family believed was the virus.The other two latest deaths were a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s, both with underlying health conditions.The health department also reported 221 newly confirmed virus cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 12,971.Of those, officials indicated 3,402 were active cases — while 9,348 El Pasoans were listed as having recovered. Research shows some recovered persons can still have long-term health issues stemming from the virus.For the week, there were 1,839 new virus cases recorded, which was down from the 2,033 infections occurring last week.On Saturday morning, 310 people were hospitalized, which was a drop by seven patients from Friday. Of those in the hospital, 97 were listed in intensive care Saturday, marking the first time in ten days that the ICU count dropped below 100. Ventilators are currently required by 49 of the hospitalized patients.3:35 a.m.: Total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide now more than 16 millionThe number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has now passed 16 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.The total number of global confirmed cases now stands at 16,048,100 while the total number of deaths globally stands at 644,556.The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world topped the benchmark of 15 million only four days ago on July 22.Spain is no longer on the U.K.’s travel corridor list and people arriving into England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from Spain will be required to self-isolate.The British government has said that those already in Spain can stay for the remainder of their vacation and will have to self-isolate upon return.The Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) is now advising against all but essential travel to mainland Spain which does not cover the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands because travel advice is based on the risk to the individual traveler and COVID-19 infection rates are lower there than mainland Spain.“Protecting public health is our absolute priority and we have taken this decision to limit any potential spread to the U.K.,” a government spokesperson said in a statement released to the media. “We’ve always been clear that we would act immediately to remove a country where necessary. Both our list of quarantine exemptions and the FCO travel advice are being updated to reflect these latest risk assessments.”ABC News’ Jim Parker, Scott Withers, Joshua Hoyos and Alexandra Faul contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USS New Mexico Visits Namesake State

first_img Training & Education USS New Mexico Visits Namesake State Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS New Mexico Visits Namesake State View post tag: Navy USS New Mexico (SSN 779) commanding officer and chief of the boat visited the Virginia-class attack submarine’s namesake state, Jan. 29-31, in honor of the ship’s commissioning nearly three years ago.Cmdr. George Perez, commanding officer, USS New Mexico and his chief of the boat, Master Chief Electronics Technician (SS) Steven Fritzler met New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R-NM), members of the USS New Mexico Committee and the New Mexico Navy League members.“As USS New Mexico prepares to depart on her maiden deployment, it is important for us to personally convey to our namesake state and the New Mexico Committee just how much the crew appreciates their support,” said Perez.Dick Brown, chairman, USS New Mexico Committee coordinated the visit as a way to continue forging the strong bonds between the state and their namesake submarine.“Scheduling a meeting between our governor while the State Legislature is in session and the commanding officer of a submarine is quite a challenge,” said Brown. “But it’s all part of our committee’s work in helping to maintain strong ties between the submarine and its namesake state.”Brown and his committee vice chairman, retired Lt. Cmdr. Damon Runyan, have been spearheading other collaboration opportunities with the boat and the state to include a letter-writing initiative between an Albuquerque-based elementary school. Forty-five students attending the North Star Elementary School sent letters to the crew of the Virginia-class submarine in 2012, to which Sailors have since responded.“We just received 45 letters back from individual crew members addressed to the kids,” said Brown. “What a wonderful opportunity for a pen-pal exchange.”New Mexico was commissioned March 27, 2010 and was the sixth Virginia-class submarine to be commissioned. There are currently 127 officers and enlisted Sailors assigned to New Mexico.New Mexico was commissioned March 27, 2010 and was the sixth Virginia-class submarine to be commissioned. There are currently 127 officers and enlisted Sailors assigned to New Mexico.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 1, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: State View post tag: Namesake View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS View post tag: New View post tag: Mexico View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Visit February 1, 2013last_img read more