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June 19, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSHopeInspirationMike GillandSovereign GodThe Shepherd Radio NetworkTrials Previous articleThis is our house. What are we going to do about it?Next articleAdventHealth spearheads effort to 3-D print face shields for health care workers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here InspirationBy Mike GillandOne of the important things that we are all learning in this most unusual seasons of our lives, something that will be a takeaway from this whole pandemic experience, is this: for all of our medical knowledge, advanced technologies, and great scientific achievements, we cannot control everything in our environment.  We cannot “up and will this wicked virus away”.  We can’t stop this, or other troubles when they make a sudden appearance in our lives.  At times, life comes at us with a surprising level of ferocity.  These are certainly those kind of days.During such volatile times, it is natural for an array of emotions to hit us square in the face.  We can experience everything from depression to disappointment, disillusionment to hopelessness.  That is, if our eyes are on the natural.That is why we must remember that our faith is not to be based on what we see.  Our faith is based in the One who is Lord of all, and by whose strong arm all things are held in place.  All things.  Everywhere.  All the time.  He is sovereign, and that title encompasses more than we often remember.  The truth is…He is greater than the Coronavirus.  And He is going to see us through.It is in such a time as this, a time of great trial and trouble, that many find their way to the real and only source of hope that exists.  That source is not the stock market, our leaders or governmental authorities, the medical professionals, or in our own retirement or checking accounts.  Our source is the Lord.At times, He leads us to places that are the polar opposite of green pastures and still waters.  When that is true for us, we must remember that even in such a place, we are not alone.  We have His ever-present help to comfort us, to lead and guide us on.If you hear the news on the radio, see a report on TV, or read the latest post online, be sure that you follow that up with the remembrance that nothing – absolutely nothing – is out of our Lord’s care.  If His eye is on the sparrow, and it is, you know that He is watching over you. Mike Gilland is Operations Manager for The Shepherd Radio Network, a group of radio stations in Florida that features the “Christian Teach/Talk” format. Mike hosts a daily talk radio show in the 2 PM hour called “Afternoons with Mike”, talking to local pastors and newsmakers.  In Orlando, The Shepherd is heard on WIWA, AM 1270.   In addition to his broadcast experience, Mike spent 36 years in full-time ministry as a pastor and worship leader.  As a guitarist, Mike performs at concerts, restaurants, private parties, etc. He is married to Cindy, the father of four grown children and grandfather to seven grandchildren. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

June 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgMonday Apr 16, 2007 Simon Shaw red card vs the All Blacks in 2004 This occured between the All Blacks & England in 2004, and is more of a talking point than a spectacularly violent incident. Simon Shaw gets red-carded in the 10th minute for kneeing All Black lock Keith Robinson during ruck-time. England, who had had a decent start to the test match, had to play with only 14 men for the rest of the match. They lost 36-12. Clive Woodward, the English coach, was furious about the sending-off: “We had an incident in Wellington last year when Ali Williams (All Black lock) stomped all over Josh Lewsey’s head and was cited, but got off scot free in front of the judiciary.” All Black’s Coach, Graham Henry, had no comment. The New Zealand Captain, Tana Umaga claimed that a 15 vs. 15 game would have been better, as the sending-off greatly altered the composure of the two sides. Keith Robinson, the played who got kneed, said this: “I was on the bottom of a ruck and I heard the crowd go off. I didn’t know what had happened. When I got up I saw the red card, but I can say he didn’t hurt me in any way. They are a physical forward pack, but I don’t think they were trying to target anyone in particular.” Check out Tana Umagas face when he sees that Shaw has been red carded.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

June 17, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Projects The Glass House / AR Design Studio Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/419708/the-glass-house-ar-design-studio Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAR Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWinchesterHousesUnited KingdomPublished on August 29, 2013Cite: “The Glass House / AR Design Studio” 29 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses CopyHouses•Winchester, United Kingdom United Kingdomcenter_img Architects: AR Design Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/419708/the-glass-house-ar-design-studio Clipboard photographs:  Martin GardnerPhotographs:  Martin Gardner Text description provided by the architects. It is not every day that a body is found buried on your building site, but on a summer’s morning in 2012 this is exactly what happened while builders were laying foundations for RIBA award-winning architects AR Design Studio’s latest project. By 6pm they had found another 2. After the initial astonishment, the Police and later a team of Archaeologists were brought in who thankfully identified the remains as being of Roman origin. After a period of intense excavation, it was confirmed as a site of Archaeological importance when further evidence of Roman burials and defensive fortifications were uncovered, including the discovery of a rare Roman burial urn. Once the site was cleared of artefacts and the bodies taken to the local museum for research, work on the building could continue. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThese ancient findings further added to the already rich historical context of the property situated in the town of Winchester, the old Roman capital of England. The project was to convert the original servants’ quarters of the large Manor House that overlooked the surrounding grasslands. It was built by the Earl of Airlie in 1856 while he served as Camp Commandant at the nearby Peninsular Barracks military base and split into two more modestly sized dwellings in the 1950s.Since then, the servants’ quarters had fallen into a state of disrepair after the unfortunate passing of a sole elderly owner. It remained vacant for a number of years, until the long-time occupants of the Manor House sought to retire and move into the more manageable servants’ quarters and turn it into their dream home. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe owner’s love of glass fuelled their brief to construct a beautifully simple sculptural glass staircase and a contemporary glass extension, situated at the rear of the property in the space created by the ‘C’ shape of the building, which would open itself up to the garden. The couple approached AR Design Studio Chartered Architects because of their experience in dealing with glass architecture and their interest in how this material can be used to create seamless relationships between inside and outside space, between the man-made and nature. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerHidden from view behind the buildings traditional façade, the finished extension is an elegant piece of modern contemporary glass architecture. It completely reinvents the feel and atmosphere of the previously dark and cramped servants’ quarters; all within the rich and poignant historical context of the site. The concept was to provide a clean and light architectural intervention alongside the traditional shell of the building which would positively affect the feel and functionality of the property. The spaces are designed to accentuate a play between light and dark; contrasting from the bright and open communal spaces to the more subtle and secluded, almost cave-like retreat spaces in the old house. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe existing layout was clarified; vertical voids were cut through the house to unite the cellar, ground and first floors and redirect the flow of the house to naturally draw the user towards the new glass space at the heart of the home. This extremely light and spacious frameless glass extension houses the open-plan kitchen, living and dining areas. As the delicate structure reaches over to form the walls and roof of the extension, it creates a flexible inside/outside space allowing sunlight to flood through the home and filter down gradually, creating beautiful shards of light and shadow. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerAs a contrast to the extension, the formal lounge, study and dining room have a more sheltered and embracing nature. Upstairs, the Glass House has 4 large double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The master suite has its own walk-in wardrobe and views overlooking the garden and the top of the glass extension below. All the essentials have been accounted for, in the form of utility and laundry rooms, study and WC that flank the glass box. The strategic placement of the large roof light floods the entrance hall with sunlight that tracks through the double-height space with the time of day and the seasons. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerTimber ceramic tiling was used as an innovative alternative to traditional timber flooring because it does not discolour in the weather and is a perfect surface to compliment the underfloor heating throughout. This allowed for a seamless floor finish running from the inside to the outside onto the cantilevered patio. The rest of the house is finished to a minimal and clean appearance to allow the functional glass structures to stand out as exquisite pieces of sculptural art in their own right. Whilst still retaining a subtle street appearance, the finished property now renamed Clarkes, is completely transformed from its previous gloomy and decrepit nature. The modern renovation and extension creates a light, airy and open living environment bursting with traditional values, contemporary style and innovative design.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUnified Architectural Theory: An IntroductionArticlesThree Teams Shortlisted to Design Denmark’s Largest HospitalArchitecture News Share The Glass House / AR Design StudioSave this projectSaveThe Glass House / AR Design Studio “COPY” Save this picture!© Martin Gardner+ 16 Sharelast_img read more

June 16, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Melanie May | 20 July 2016 | News  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  55 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: design social enterprise Give a Helping Hand leaves it to public vote to lead rebrandcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 A social enterprise set up to help charities is leaving it to the public vote to choose its new logo.Jolly Good Causes (JGC), previously Give a Helping Hand, is inviting members of the public to vote on their favourite from a selection of four possible logos, or to submit their own design for consideration instead.People can vote or submit their own design by visiting the Jolly Good Causes website at www.jollygoodcauses.com.Voting closes this Friday at 7pm (22nd July). The winning logo design will then be announced the following Monday (25th July).The logos: which one will the public choose?Business partners Richard James and Jo Barr set up the company in 2014 to provide low cost and free press and communications support to small charities throughout the UK. It has just relocated to Surrey from London, and is looking for a revamp.James said:“When we got started we didn’t spend much time on the logo. But now we have decided it is a good time to relook at our logo. As a social enterprise, everything we do is for the benefit of charities and the communities they work in, so it seemed only right that we would look to those communities for their opinion on our new look.”Main image: Richard James, Jolly Good Causes. Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

June 14, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Early Fall is a Good Time to Assess Pastures, Plan Improvements Previous articleField Dry Down Not Recommended This Year for Indiana CornNext articleDuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter Early Fall is a Good Time to Assess Pastures, Plan Improvements October is a good month for livestock producers to look at pastures to see what’s there and what might need a boost to help improve grazing yield and quality for next year, a Purdue Extension forage specialist says.Looking at pastures early gives producers time to plan for, and implement, stand improvement and weed control.“Early fall is a wonderful time to assess perennial pastures and hay fields, because the season is about over and there are still actively growing plants,” Keith Johnson said. “It also gives us enough time to get some matters accomplished, such as making plans for soil testing and application of fertilizers or limestone.”A soil test, which gives pH and nutrient information, should be the first step. If farmers have questions about proper soil sampling procedures, they can contact a local Purdue Extension agricultural and natural resources educator or an agribusiness consultant who specializes in soil fertility.“Some people want to start with seed selection to improve a thin or unproductive forage stand,” Johnson said. “But throwing more seed on the ground will not give desired results if they haven’t taken care of the underlying problem. They need to do a soil test first if one has not been done in the last couple of years.”In addition to the soil test, he said producers should ask themselves:* What forages are in the pasture?* Are weeds increasing and desired forages decreasing?* What stresses did the stand experience this year?* Was the pasture overgrazed or has it been overgrazed for a number of years?* Did the previous fertilization program work?The answers can help determine if, how and when a pasture should be renovated.Johnson said the foundation for most pastures in Indiana and the Midwest should be cool-season grasses and legumes. But producers may have the opportunity to use warm-season perennials or annuals in individual fields.Producers should also be scouting pastures for weeds. Many weeds can be problematic, but producers need to pay special attention to poisonous weeds and perennial weeds that vegetatively propagate, which means they spread by means other than a seed.“If producers identify weeds that truly are or will be a problem in the future, then they need to get them under control,” Johnson said. “Herbicide application could still happen this fall if actively growing vegetation is present and the temperature is warm enough for translocation of the herbicide.”Producers need to look at herbicide labels for specific details and be attentive to grazing and plant-back restrictions.After soil test results have been received, Johnson said they should also consider adding recommended amendments as soon as possible.“We like to fertilize actively growing perennial plants with phosphorus and potassium before the growth cycle is done for the season, and that will come to an end soon,” he said.Applying limestone to increase soil pH is still possible this fall, and applying it now will give the soil time to adjust pH over the winter.If pastures did well this year and there’s still a lot of forage growth, Johnson recommended that farmers allow animals to graze to reduce the amount of forage present in the pasture.“Four inches or less should be left in the pasture for 2013 if overseeding in late winter occurs,” Johnson said. “We want seeds to get to the soil surface, not stuck in leftover forage.”Producers can find more information in the Forage Field Guide, ID-317, which is available in Purdue Extension’s The Education Store for $7 per copy. Source: Purdue Ag Communications By Andy Eubank – Oct 7, 2013 last_img read more

June 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img News Reports News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today called on Chad’s High Council of Communication (HCC) to rescind the week-long suspension of a privately-owned radio station, DJA FM, which began on Monday, January 18th, and to withdraw its threat to close it down permanently if it is still unable to pay its annual dues at the end of the week. November 27, 2020 Find out more ChadAfrica Organisation to go further Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad ChadAfrica The High Council for Communication (HCC), the body that regulates the news media, notified the community radio station DJA FM by letter that it could resume broadcasting on 28 January. Permission was granted after the station had paid all the annual fees it owed.———————18 January 2005 – Country’s oldest privately-owned radio station faces closureReporters Without Borders today called on Chad’s High Council of Communication (HCC) to rescind the week-long suspension of a privately-owned radio station, DJA FM, which began yesterday, and to withdraw its threat to close it down permanently if it is still unable to pay its annual dues at the end of the week.”This is the first time the HCC has taken such as decision and its effect could be dramatic, as the HCC is well aware that the country’s 13 privately-owned radio stations are operating in a very difficult economic context,” the press freedom organisation said.”If DJA FM and other stations are forced to close, this will constitute a serious blow to free expression and news diversity in Chad,” Reporters Without Borders warned, calling on the authorities to demonstrate their support for press freedom by allowing DJA FM to resume broadcasting. DJA FM, which is a non profit radio, could be allowed to pay the annual dues in installments, it suggested.Zara Yacoub, the station’s president, learned of the suspension just three days before it was due to take effect. An HCC communique said: “Broadcasts by radio DJA FM are suspended for a period of eight days, from Monday 17 January to Monday 24 January inclusively, for failure to regularise its financial situation under the regulations for privately-owned radio stations.”The communique added: “DJA FM will be subject to withdrawal of its operating authorisation if the refusal to regularise continues.” The annual dues for a radio station is 500,000 CFA francs (764 euros).Zara Yacoub, who is also president of the Chad Union of Privately-Owned Radio Stations (URPT), told the HCC president in letters in November and it December 2004 that DJA FM was not refusing pay its dues and that its failure to do so was due “simply to a cruel lack of financial resources.”She also said that, at a meeting with the HCC president, DJA FM had proposed paying the dues as soon as it received the government subsidy for privately-owned radio stations, and that this proposal was repeated in the first letter. Zara Yacoub added that the communique showed that “the HCC is bent on eliminating DJA FM for undeclared reasons.”Set up in 1999, DJA FM was Chad’s first privately-owned radio station. Until now, the HCC had never suspended any news media for non-payment of dues since it was formed in 1995. Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid March 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Privately-owned radio station DJA FM allowed to resume broadcasting The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News December 1, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Chad October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

May 25, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – November 23, 2020 Government meet today to discuss festive restrictions Facebook Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMan due in court over Sligo drugs probeNext articleVFI want all pubs allowed to open from December 1st News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Government ministers will meet today to discuss what Covid-19 restrictions will be in place between now and Christmas.An announcement is expected on Thursday detailing if and how the country will exit level five restrictions.The government will have to make a call this week on how Ireland exits level five and what the likely restrictions will be over Christmas.While that announcement has been tentatively scheduled for Thursday to avoid ruining any Late Late Toy Show Christmas cheer on Friday, there’s plenty to get through before then.Level Five hasn’t produced the hoped for results with 318 new COVID cases yesterday and worry within NPHET about re-opening the country for the holidays.They’re set for a headlong collision with politicians, many of whom want shops, restaurants and pubs to open in some fashion next month.Cabinet will also consider proposed new laws banning the sharing of intimate images of someone without their consent.Justice Minister Helen McEntee is bringing the proposals after thousands of women saw intimate images of them leaked online.So-called revenge porn could carry a max 7 year prison sentence under the new legislation.Helen McEntee will face another continuing controversy this week with People Before Profit placing a motion of impeachment of Supreme Court Judge Seamus Woulfe before the Dáil after his attendance at the golfgate dinner.And all the while Brexit negotiations loom in the background, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin visiting Dublin Port this morning.SSD Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

May 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgABCNews.com(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — Authorities began digging on the Colorado property owned by Kelsey Berreth’s fiance Saturday as the search for the missing mom at his home entered a second day.The Woodland Park Police Department also announced an anonymous donor is offering $25,000 for information leading to the safe return of the new mom who has been missing since Thanksgiving Day. She was last seen on surveillance video at a Safeway grocery store on Nov. 22 with her 1-year-old daughter. Her fiance, Patrick Frazee, told police he later saw Berreth to pick up their daughter.Berreth, 29, was reported missing on Dec. 2 by her mother, Cheryl.Woodland Park police served Frazee with a search warrant on Friday to begin investigating his 35-acre property in the rural town of Florissant, Colorado, about 35 miles northwest of Colorado Springs.Frazee and Berreth do not live together.While Frazee has not spoken to the media, he continues to cooperate with investigators. He has not been named a suspect or person of interest.“Patrick Frazee continues to cooperate with law enforcement in the missing person investigation of Kelsey Berreth,” Frazee’s attorney, Jeremy Loew, said in a statement Friday. “We understand that a search warrant was executed on Mr. Frazee’s property. Mr. Frazee was never asked to voluntarily participate in this search. We encourage law enforcement to take whatever steps it deems necessary to find Kelsey Berreth and to be able to exclude Patrick Frazee as a possible suspect in this missing person investigation.”A neighbor of Frazee sent ABC News photos of authorities bringing in an excavator to begin digging on the property at about 3 p.m. on Saturday. Authorities completed their search of the property late Saturday, according to Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO.It is not clear whether they found anything at the home.The search warrant is sealed and authorities would not disclose what led them to investigate Frazee’s home and land in the first place.Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said Friday that they still want to sit down with Frazee for an interview, but had yet to do so.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAustin Police DepartmentBy Sabina Ghebremedhin, Cammeron Parrish and Meredith Deliso, ABC News(AUSTIN) — Austin police have arrested a man who allegedly pushed a park ranger into a lake.The incident occurred on Thursday at Commons Ford, a public park that is home to Lake Austin, and was captured on a video posted on social media. In the video, a park ranger is seen standing near the lake’s edge telling a crowd of people to stand six feet apart when a man pushes the ranger into the water and falls in himself.Police arrested Brandon Wicks, 25, on Thursday with attempted assault on a public service worker and damage of city property, including the ranger’s radio. He was released from Travis County Jail on Friday on a personal recognizance bond. It is not clear if he has a lawyer.The Austin Parks and Recreation Department said it was “saddened” by the incident.“Our rangers continue to engage residents on the proper use of park facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Kimberly McNeeley, Austin parks & recreation department director, said in a statement. “We ask that the public treat Rangers with the same respect they wish to be shown to themselves. Public support is essential for Austin to meet the challenges of this pandemic.”The statement noted that rangers are not law enforcement officers but are essential workers “who’ve been on the front-line of the city’s response to COVID-19” and educate visitors on the operational changes at parks.The Austin parks department advises parkgoers to stay six feet away from strangers and to wear a face-covering if not exercising.The city of Austin’s stay-home order is in effect through Friday. Under the city’s order, anyone engaging in outdoor activity must maintain at least six feet of social distancing.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 502,000 people worldwide.Over 10.1 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 2.5 million diagnosed cases and at least 125,928 deaths. Here’s how the news developed Monday. All times Eastern:11:17 p.m.: IRS won’t postpone tax filing deadlineThe Department of the Treasury and IRS announced that the current tax filing and payment deadline of July 15 will not be postponed.The original deadline to file was April 15, but it was postponed three months due to the pandemic.Individual taxpayers unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension of time to file until Oct. 15, but it is not an extension to pay taxes due.For those facing hardship due to the crisis, the IRS is offering a number of payment options.“The IRS understands that those affected by the coronavirus may not be able to pay their balances in full by July 15, but we have many payment options to help taxpayers,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig in a statement published on the IRS website. “These easy-to-use payment options are available on IRS.gov, and most can be done automatically without reaching out to an IRS representative.” 8:42 p.m.: Los Angeles beaches to close July 4th weekendLos Angeles County beaches will be closed during the Fourth of July weekend, the county’s Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said.Beaches, piers, beach bike paths and beach access points will be closed from Friday through Monday, officials said. Trespassers will be subject to a $1,000 fine, police said.The measure comes amid rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the county. Earlier Monday, Los Angeles became the first county in the country to hit 100,000 cases.8:12 p.m.: Arizona bars, gyms, movie theaters to close for a monthArizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered bars, indoor gyms, indoor movie theaters, water parks and tubing operators to pause operations, as the state sees a surge in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.The order is effective Monday at 8 p.m. local time and will last until July 27, unless extended.Bars can still provide take-out and curbside service.The state is also delaying the start of the school year to Aug. 17 and prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people. Arizona schools typically open as early as July.Most businesses were able to resume operations when the state’s stay-at-home order expired in mid-May.On Sunday, Arizona saw a record 3,858 new daily COVID-19 cases, and a record 2,691 hospitalizations.7:05 p.m.: Los Angeles County surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 casesLos Angeles County has become the first county in the country to hit 100,000 cases of COVID-19.The county has also reported its largest daily increase of new cases, with 2,903. It now has 100,772 total cases.Only seven states in the U.S. have more than 100,000 cases, according to data collected by the COVID Tracking Project: California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Texas.Los Angeles County’s public health director, Barbara Ferrer, blamed the increase on businesses and individuals “who haven’t followed the directives,” by failing to physically distance at businesses and having close contact with those outside their household.The county’s seven-day testing positivity rate has risen to nearly 9%, and hospitalizations have increased 27% in the last two weeks, officials said.Ferrer said the increase in cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations is “alarming.”“If you’re not part of the solution to slowing the spread, you’re ending up being part of the problem,” she said.5:32 p.m.: U.S. airlines to strengthen travel policiesAll major U.S. airlines will now require passengers to answer a health assessment during the check-in process, which includes agreeing to wear a face mask on board.Airlines for America, the industry trade organization representing seven U.S. airlines, announced the new procedures for all passengers. They include agreeing to wear a face covering at the airport, on the jet bridge and on the plane; offering assurance that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms, such as coughing or loss of taste or smell; and offering assurance that they have not had exposure to someone who tested positive or had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines now or will require passengers to complete the temporary health acknowledgment during the check-in process, the organization said.3:06 p.m.: WHO official warns pandemic is not close to overOfficials from the World Health Organization gave strong warnings about the pandemic, telling reporters COVID-19 is “not even close to being over.”Tuesday marks the six-month anniversary since the organization was first notified about the virus and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said people need to reflect on the progress made and the road ahead.“None of us could have imagined how our world, and our lives would be thrown into turmoil by this new virus,” he said.Tedros urged global solidarity in fighting the disease and increases seen across the world.“The worst is yet to come,” he said.2:38 p.m.: New Jersey backtracks on planned indoor dining reopeningGov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey will pause its reopening of the state’s indoor dining, which was slated for Thursday.Murphy cited “spikes” in cases in other parts of the country where restrictions on indoor dining were lifted. “We have been cautious throughout every step of our restart,” he tweeted. “We’ve always said that we would not hesitate to hit pause if needed to safeguard public health. This is one of those times.”2:15 p.m.: Utah governor urges Pence to encourage face coveringsUtah Gov. Gary Herbert told Vice President Mike Pence during his weekly conference call with governors that his state is becoming complacent and led to a “spike” in cases over the last three or four weeks, according to audio obtained by ABC News.While Herbert, a Republican, stressed that the state’s fatality rate is .8%, he urged Pence and the president to send a message to the public that wearing a face covering is the best way to fight the pandemic.“I think mister vice president if you and President Trump could say — not as necessarily a mandate but as a best practice, ‘If you want to stop the spread, if you want to slow down the spread, as a best practice … we recommend that you wear a mask,’” Herbert said.Pence responded by reiterating that the administration would support leaders who promote face coverings.“We were in Texas yesterday and we made it very clear that people should wear a mask whenever state local authorities indicate that it’s appropriate, or when social distancing is not possible,” the vice president said.2:07 p.m.: Planet Fitness responds to case in West Virginia locationPlanet Fitness said it is working with local health officials after one of its members tested positive for the novel coronavirus in West Virginia.More than 200 people who use the gym on Fort Pierpont Drive in Morgantown have been asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days.“At Planet Fitness, the safety of our team and members is our top priority,” company spokeswoman McCall Gosselin told ABC News in a statement Monday. “We have been in communication with the Monongalia County Health Department upon being notified that a member in our Morgantown, WV location tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the club is temporarily closed for deep cleaning and we are not aware of any additional members or team members reporting symptoms at this time. We will continue to take every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our community, and we have taken a number of steps across all of our locations, which include enhanced cleanliness and sanitization policies and procedures, extensive training for staff, physical distancing measures, reducing physical touch points in the club with touchless check-in, and more.”1:30 p.m.: WHO official asked about Trump’s ‘kung-flu’ commentsOfficials from the World Health Organization were asked during their daily briefing about their thoughts on the president using racist terminology to talk about the pandemic.WHO emergencies Chief Dr. Mike Ryan didn’t refer to Trump by name but said, “many people have used unfortunate language in this response.” During a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump referred to the pandemic as “kung-flu,” to a laughing crowd of supporters.“It is unfortunate if our global discourse is reduced to base language. That never helps,” Ryan said.The official added WHO would like to see a discourse that was more appropriate from all world leaders.“In that sense, we encourage all people, at all levels, and in all countries to use language that is appropriate, respectful and is not associated with any connotations that are negative,” Ryan said.WHO officials added they are sending a team to China to investigate the virus’ origins and emphasized the important of strong contact tracing programs.12:21 p.m.: Cuomo pushes Trump to mandate face coverings as cases decline in NYNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed the federal government and other states for not doing enough to curb the rise in COVID-19 cases and urged them to enforce safeguards.Cuomo specifically called on President Donald Trump to sign an executive order that would mandate face coverings across the nation.“We did it two months ago … the other states are just starting to this now,” he said. “Let the president lead by example. Let the president put a mask on.”Cuomo said he is concerned that the rise of coronavirus cases would hurt New York, which was once the epicenter of the pandemic but is now on a decline in the number of cases and deaths. At its peak in the beginning of April, the state saw its three-day average of new COVID-19 deaths around 763, and on Sunday, that three-day average was eight, according to Cuomo.The governor also unveiled a sculpture of a mountain made of Styrofoam that he said symbolized the state’s coronavirus case curve.“I wanted to show New Yorkers what they did,” he said. “And remember what we went through.”11:39 a.m.: Broadway shows suspended for rest of yearNew York City’s iconic Broadway shows will be suspended through the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, made the announcement Monday, saying theaters are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for all performances through Jan. 3, 2021. The organization said it’s working with city and state officials as well as key experts “to formulate the best plan to restart the industry.”Broadway shows were initially suspended on March 12 at the start of the pandemic. There were 31 productions running at that time, while an additional eight were in rehearsals preparing to open in the spring.Returning productions are currently projected to resume performances over a series of rolling dates early next year. Tickets for performances next winter and spring are expected to go on sale in the coming weeks, according to the Broadway League.“The Broadway experience can be deeply personal but it is also, crucially, communal,” Thomas Schumacher, chair of the board of the Broadway League, said in a statement Monday. “The alchemy of 1000 strangers bonding into a single audience fueling each performer on stage and behind the scenes will be possible again when Broadway theatres can safely host full houses. Every single member of our community is eager to get back to work sharing stories that inspire our audience through the transformative power of a shared live experience. The safety of our cast, crew, orchestra and audience is our highest priority and we look forward to returning to our stages only when it’s safe to do so. One thing is for sure, when we return we will be stronger and more needed than ever.”11:02 a.m.: New York City’s indoor dining ‘now in question,’ mayor saysWhile New York City prepares to enter the next phase of its reopening plan, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that indoor dining “is now in question.”De Blasio said the city is on track to move into phase three of reopening next Monday, but he will reexamine the indoor dining element and possibly pause or modify it. The mayor said he will have more to say on the issue in the coming days.However, de Blasio said outdoor dining is “clearly working.” The mayor announced that barbecue areas in the city’s parks will be reopened for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.New York City, once the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States, entered phase two of reopening last week, which allowed restaurants to resume outdoor dining services.De Blasio said the COVID-19 indicators — including the daily number of hospitalizations and patients in intensive care — remain below the desired thresholds.“The New York City story is pretty damn good,” the mayor told reporters Monday.10:36 a.m.: UK needs an interventionist approach to economy, prime minister saysThe United Kingdom should take an activist and interventionist approach to the economy to help it recover from the coronavirus crisis, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday.“I believe personally that what the government has got to do right now is keep going with an activist, interventionist approach,” Johnson told reporters. “But that’s the way also to get business to be confident, to start investing, to start taking people back and start creating new jobs and driving new growth.”The United Kingdom has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The country has one of the highest death tolls from COVID-19 in the world, after the United States and Brazil.Meanwhile, a recent forecast from the Bank of England predicts the United Kingdom is heading for its worst economic downturn in more than 300 years.9:05 a.m.: Putin says he ‘regularly’ gets tested for COVID-19Russian President Vladimir Putin said he gets tested for the novel coronavirus every “three to four days,” according to a new interview with state-run television channel Rossiya-1.So far, Putin said all his tests results have been negative, “thank god.”The Russian leader admitted that having to work from home was a challenge for him because he enjoys having direct communication with other people.On Monday, Russia’s coronavirus headquarters reported 6,719 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the nationwide total to 641,156. Russia has the third-highest number of diagnosed cases in the world, after the United States and Brazil, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Russia’s death toll from the disease now stands at 9,166, after an additional 93 patients died over the past 24 hours, according to the country’s coronavirus headquarters.8:20 a.m.: Americans must ‘act responsibly,’ health secretary saysAmid a rise in coronavirus infections across the United States, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is calling on Americans to practice social distancing and wear face masks as people return to work and school.“We have all got to as Americans act responsibly, even as we reopen and get back to work, get back to school and get back to health care, we’ve got to practice social distancing. We’ve got to use face coverings when we can’t practice social distancing,” Azar told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.Many areas in the southern part of the country are now experiencing “very serious outbreaks,” where the average age of people testing positive for COVID-19 is reportedly 35 or younger and many are asymptomatic, according to Azar.“We have a lot more tools now than we had two months ago,” he said, “but still there is a heavy burden on us in terms of our collective responsibility as individuals when we reopen.”7:12 a.m.: Trump secures half a million treatment courses of remdesivirU.S. President Donald Trump has secured half a million treatment courses of remdesivir for American hospitals through September, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Monday.It’s the first antiviral medication to show effectiveness against the novel coronavirus in human clinical trials.“This is the drug that, if you’re hospitalized, can reduce the length of your stay by a third,” Azar told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.The deal between the Trump administration and California-based drug maker Gilean Sciences allows U.S. hospitals to purchase remdesivir in amounts allocated by the Department of Human and Health Services as well as state health departments.The federal government is working with states to make sure the drug “gets to the hospitals most in need,” Azar added.Gilead originally developed remdesivir to treat patients with Ebola virus disease. In May, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the drug for emergency use to treat patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19. Since then, the U.S. government has been distributing treatment courses of remdesivir that were donated by Gilead.There is currently no FDA-approved products to treat or prevent COVID-19.Gilead announced Monday that it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course of remdesivir for patients covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed nations where the drug is authorized for use. The price would be $3,120 for patients with private health insurance in the United States.6:18 a.m.: Over 200 urged to quarantine after positive case at a Planet FitnessMore than 200 people in West Virginia are being asked to quarantine themselves and watch for symptoms after a gymgoer tested positive for COVID-19.The positive case is a client of Planet Fitness on Fort Pierpont Drive in Morgantown, and the Monongalia County Health Department is now urging members who were there between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time on June 24 to stay home for 14 days since being exposed. An estimated 205 people were at the gym during that window of time.ABC News has reached out to Planet Fitness for comment.The individuals should not leave their homes until July 8 or unless to seek medical care. Those who develop symptoms should contact their primary care provider and get tested.“They also should do their best to stay away from others in their household,” Dr. Lee B. Smith, Monongalia County health officer and executive director of the county’s health department, said in a statement Saturday. “Ways to do this would be to stay primarily in one area of the home and to wear a mask if you must be around others.”West Virginia has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks. In the past 10 days, the Mountain State has reported an increase of about 400 COVID-19 cases. In the 10 days prior to that, the case count climbed by about 240, according to health officials.As of late Saturday afternoon, West Virginia had reported a total of 2,782 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Monongalia County currently has 152 cases, up 21 cases in the past 10 days, health officials said.Residents are encouraged to wear masks in public, wash hands thoroughly and often, and maintain a distance of six feet from others.“These measures have proven to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Dr. Smith said. “If we want to continue to open up businesses and avoid the need to reverse some of the steps we have taken, people must take these precautions seriously.”5:52 a.m.: New York records lowest rise in deaths since MarchNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday the state’s lowest death toll and hospitalizations from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.Just five new deaths were reported in New York state on Saturday — the lowest single-day increase since March 15. The statewide death toll now stands at 24,830, according to Cuomo.Hospitalizations also continued to drop — now below 900 — and less than 1% of COVID-19 tests were positive on Saturday, Cuomo said.There were 616 new cases confirmed, bringing the statewide total to 392,539, according to Cuomo.New York, once the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States, and other northeastern states have made major progress in recovering from their outbreaks. Meanwhile, several southern and western states are experiencing an alarming surge in new infections.An ABC News analysis found that seven states — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah — have seen a record number of new cases since Friday.4:39 a.m.: China sees decline in new casesChina on Monday reported just 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths, as the country which was the original epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic continues to see a downward trend in infections.Five of the new cases were imported from overseas while seven were cases of domestic transmission in Beijing, where more than 8 million of the city’s 21 million residents have been tested for the novel coronavirus in recent weeks. The Chinese capital has seen a recent spike in infections, though the number of new cases reported there on Monday was down by half from the previous day, according to China’s National Health Commission.Overall, the Chinese mainland has reported 83,512 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with at least 4,634 deaths. There are still 418 patients receiving treatment for the disease, while another 112 are under observation for testing positive without showing any symptoms or for being suspected cases, according to the National Health Commission.3:42 a.m.: US reports more than 38,800 new casesMore than 38,800 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily caseload is down from the country’s record high of more than 45,000 new cases identified last Friday.The national total currently stands at 2,549,028 diagnosed cases with at least 125,803 deaths.The new 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 — such as Florida, South Carolina and Georgia — reporting daily records.ABC News’ Alina Lobzina, Katherine Faulders, Marilyn Heck, Matthew Fuhrman, Bonnie Mclean, Sam Sweeney and Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more