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first_imgStandard Group Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Standard Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Group Limited (  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Group Limited is a major publishing and broadcasting company in Kenya with interests in print, radio and TV and digital media. Well-known brands include The Standard newspaper; the second-largest national newspaper and the flagship product of the publishing group; Kenya Television Network (KTN), a private, independent TV station; KTN News, a 24-hour news channel; Bamba TV; operated via Lancia Digital Broadcasting and offering international and local channels; Radio Maisha, a radio station offering listeners a wide selection of news, entertainment and current affairs programmes; The Nairobian, a leading weekly newspaper; Standard Digital, a leading online publishing platform; Think Outdoor, an outdoor advertising agency placing billboards in strategic sites. The company was founded in 1902 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Standard Group Limited is a subsidiary of S.N.G Holdings Limited. Standard Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgARM Cement Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about ARM Cement Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARM Cement Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARM Cement Plc (  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAthi River Mining Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products through distribution outlets in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. The company was originally founded to produce lime for the agricultural sector and today, is the largest manufacture of cement in East Africa with other interests in fertilisers, quicklime, hydrated lime, sodium silicate and industrial minerals. The company mines and processes industrial minerals and chemicals, sells building products, extracts and processes limestone and manufactures and sells fertilisers and silicate liquid. Cement products are sold under the brand name Rhino, and fertilisers under the brand name Mavuno. Known today in trading circles as ARM, the company was formerly known as Athi River Mining Limited when it was founded in 1974. Its name was changed to ARM Cement Plc in 2012. ARM Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York John Horne says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 11, 2016 at 9:20 pm So when will you welcome same-sex couple into the Church, in this Diocese? Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This artist rendering shows the planned pool area of the new Program Center at DaySpring Episcopal Center, the Diocese of Southwest Florida’s camp and conference center. Photo: Diocese of Southwest Florida[Diocese of Southwest Florida] The Diocese of Southwest Florida is expanding its DaySpring Episcopal Center, with new programs, a new 10-year master plan and a $3.6 million program center and pool complex. The investment in the 97-acre camp is the largest ever for the retreat and conference center located along the Manatee River south of Tampa Bay.“DaySpring exists to form disciples for Jesus Christ,” said Bishop Dabney Tyler Smith during the groundbreaking for the new facilities, which begin construction next week. “It exists to form disciples who are already ordained, it exists to form disciples who are seeking a new relationship with Christ, it exists to form disciples for those who have lost their way and have decided to come home. The program at DaySpring exists for the formation of God’s people.”DaySpring has taken an increasingly important role in the Episcopal Church in Florida since it opened in 1983. In addition to the usual offerings of a camp and conference center, it also houses the office of the Bishop. When the Diocese of South Florida divided in 1969, Southwest Florida was without its own conference facility. In 1979, Southwest Florida acquired a 76-acre tract along the Manatee River, now called DaySpring. The parcel, packed with live oaks and Spanish moss, was within one hour of much of the diocese, and easily accessible off of what was to be a newly expanded Interstate 75.Immediately, Episcopal groups came, and in successive years, new cottages and residences were acquired. Amenities like nature trails and ropes courses were added and a wood-framed carpenter gothic chapel was relocated there to serve as the centerpiece of the campus. When Smith arrived in 2007, DaySpring was struggling financially, in spite of its popularity. Smith was immediately committed to the center, promoting its value and potential to diocesan leadership.The idea is to see DaySpring as the “spiritual nerve center” of diocesan life, so that the audience and impact of formation and congregational development programming there grows, even beyond the diocesan boundaries.The Rev. Michael Durning, canon to the ordinary, and Bishop Dabney Smith participate in the groundbreaking for a new program center at DaySpring Episcopal Center. Photo: Diocese of Southwest Florida“Bishop Smith’s clear vision for the diocese as we approach our 50th anniversary is the guide for what we are doing,” said Anne M. Vickers, chief financial officer and Canon for administration and finance at the diocese. “Our diocesan staff, which includes all of the staff at DaySpring, are committed to implementing this vision.”Vickers credits Executive Director Carla Odell and the DaySpring staff with their skill in managing a sustainable conference center budget, carefully managing expenses to the varying revenue throughout the season.“This project is the tangible sign of the vision and operations coming together,” said Vickers.Visits to DaySpring grew in 2012, when the Diocese of Southwest Florida moved its offices to DaySpring, making it easier for diocesan staff to hold smaller and more frequent meetings, giving more visibility to the center amongst Episcopalians. Immediately, the operations of the diocese became connected to the camp, which not only offers programs and training for the 77 congregations of the diocese, but serves tens of thousands of locals, as well as visitors from outside of Florida. The camp’s budget today has grown to around $1.5 million; DaySpring now benefits from a maintenance endowment established under Smith’s leadership that has grown from to $726,000 in six years.The brightening financial picture included becoming an attractive retreat center for guests, who come for the peace and quiet. DaySpring serves groups that range from University of South Florida to football camps to retiree craft and quilting gatherings. Last year the 304-bed facility served 62,799 meals. Just this winter, DaySpring has hosted the national meeting of the Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers and the national board of Episcopal Church Women.On March 1 the diocese began a new era at DaySpring as they broke ground on a new facility, with dignitaries and almost 100 priests from across Southwest Florida on retreat at DaySpring’s annual College of Presbyters conference. Early that day, the priests had heard Brother Randy Greve of New York’s Holy Cross Monastery speak on the modern interest in monastic life.The new 12,500-square-foot Program Center, set to open by December, will serve as DaySpring’s primary area for youth and adult programs, art and music recreation activities, retreats, teaching and worship. Two key amenities include a 5,000-square-foot multi-use recreation/meeting hall and a 2,000-square-foot pool alongside an outdoor pavilion. The new program center replaces an aging portable building and represents the first of a multiphase, 10-year DaySpring master development plan initiated in 2014. The $20 million master plan calls for two additional phases, which will include construction of a new and larger worship center and more hotel-like residential facilities.A majority of the riverfront property, much of it wetlands, will remain undeveloped, even as residential and commercial development in the area increases. In 2015, the diocese added two properties to DaySpring, including a 2.5 acre wooded area to keep the perimeter of DaySpring untouched.In his address at the groundbreaking, Smith referred to Bishop Paul Haynes, the second bishop of the Diocese, under whose leadership DaySpring was established. Citing the “beauty of this place,” Smith reminded that nature is but a part of the experience. “What we do here is to retain and preserve the beauty, and make programmatic space for the formation of God’s people,” said Smith. “Both, you see, are required.” Featured Events Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC March 23, 2016 at 1:13 pm I agree. I would also like to know when LGBT people will be allowed to fully participate in the Diocese of Southwest Florida. Separate but equal has never worked. This Diocese should step up to its responsibility to the Episcopal Church and its canons and direction. I hope for this day. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Steven Colburn says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Southwest Florida seeks larger church role for Episcopal Center Multi-million expansion starts new status for DaySpring New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments (2) Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing By Garland PollardPosted Mar 11, 2016 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

first_imgSunday May 31, 2015 Highlights of the Barbarians’ midweek win over Ireland at Thomond Park The Barbarians edged Ireland 22-21 in a non-cap international at Thomond Park on Thursday evening, with Wales winger Alex Cuthbert grabbing a brace as the invitational side claimed a win over Ireland by one point for the third time in succession.Leinster’s South African fullback Zane Kirchner scored an excellent try for the Barbarians, while Craig Gilroy, Chris Henry and Paddy Jackson scored for Ireland.While it wasn’t a full strength Ireland XV, they have only beaten the Barbarians once in six occasions since 1996, with the victory coming at Kingsholm in 2008. They lost 29-28 three years back, and 31-30 in 2000.Today the Barbarians played England at Twickenham, but were pumped 73-11, as flyhalf Danny Cipriani scored two tries and kicked 11 from 11, while Christian Wade scored a hat-trick. More from that match soon. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

first_imgNews News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News September 18, 2018 – Updated on March 28, 2019 RSF calls on the UN to accredit Taiwanese journalists Organisation RSF_en In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the United Nations to let Taiwanese journalists cover its events, especially the 73rd annual General Assembly that opens today, September 18th, in New York and the World Health Assembly in Geneva next spring. In recent years, the UN has been under Chinese pressure to turn down requests for press accreditation from Taiwanese nationals on the pretext that their passports are not recognised.“Accrediting Taiwanese journalists is not a political move. By allowing them to cover its events, the UN would put an end to this example of discrimination that contradicts the fundamental right to free information stated in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” said Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of RSF, who calls on the UN, “to accredit all journalists of good faith, regardless of their nationality or the place of origin of their media.”The island of Taiwan, over which People’s Republic of China claims sovereignty, is the most populous state, with 23 million people, the equivalent of Australia, that is not a UN member. Over the past years, China has been lobbying in every possible way to isolate Taiwan on the international stage, including preventing its journalists from doing their job.In May, Taiwanese journalists were denied accreditation to cover the World Health Assembly hosted in Geneva by the World Health Organization. The same thing happened during the 2016 triennial Assembly hosted by International Civil Aviation Organization, a specialised UN agency.Taiwan ranks 42nd out of 180, topping Asia, in the 2018 RSF World Press Freedom Index. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is ranked 176th with more than 50 journalists and bloggers in its prisons. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 2, 2021 Find out more June 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the United Nations to authorise Taiwanese journalists to cover its events, including the General Assembly that opens today in New York and the World Health Assembly in Geneva next spring. TaiwanChinaAsia – Pacific International bodies United Nations TaiwanChinaAsia – Pacific International bodies United Nations Help by sharing this information last_img read more

first_img Google+ Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – November 16, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A convicted rapist who went missing while out of jail on licence has been jailed for six months at Belfast Crown Court for leaving the juridstiction without informing the police.29-year-old Joseph McCabe went missing from a hostel in the North on April 2nd, and two days later, telephoned the hostel manager to say he had been kidnapped by paramilitaries and brought to Dundalk.He later came to Donegal, where he lived in a caravan at Belcruit for a number of weeks before handing himself in to police in Derry on May 5th.Yesterday in Belfast Crown Court, he was sentenced to 12 months for breaching a notification order, six to be spent in custody and six on licence. Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Senator Jimmy Harte hospitalised after being found collapsed in DublinNext articleCondemnation of Strabane pipe bomb attack News Highland center_img News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Rapist who spent time in Donegal jailed in Belfast for fleeing to the republic WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Fears heighten for stranded Donegal abroad Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Google+center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 3, 2020 Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Previous articleSlight increase in house prices in DonegalNext articleCalls for suspension of commercial rates until years end News Highland There are heightened fears for the welfare of many Donegal people living abroad who are trying to get home.It’s understood that over 150 people from the county located in various parts of the world are unemployed and effectively stranded due to the on-going pandemic with some in areas severely impacted by the virus.Despite efforts to make their way back to Donegal, a significant number of people have had their flights cancelled and now find themselves in major financial difficulty.Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says the Government must step in:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

first_img By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Steed said his mama and daddy were very secretive about Santa Claus.“I remember one Christmas I saw a hoof print close the house and I just knew that Santa Claus’ reindeer had been there,” he said. “Daddy has some calves but I continued to believe” … until the children at school took away the magic.“I was about 15 years old then,” Steed said, laughing. “It was a big disappointment when it happened but I tried to make out like it was not true.”And Steed said he still believes in Santa Claus. That’s why he stood in line to make his Christmas wishes known and to let Santa know that the simple gifts he received as a boy were good enough.“And they still are,” Steed said. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Steed rekindles childhood memories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Sponsored Content As long as you believe in Santa Claus, he will come to you.Lamar Steed laughingly said that he’s long in the jaw but he’s not about to say exactly how long.But, then age doesn’t matter among believers. That’s why Steed waited patiently in line at First National Bank in Brundidge for his turn to sit on Santa’s knee and share his Christmas wishes. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 5:28 pm Thursday, December 23, 2010 When Steed was a little boy, that was more than enough to make Christmas merry and bright.“My daddy had a two-horse farm and he and Mama did the best they could. We didn’t get much but we didn’t know that it wasn’t much,” he said. “Our Christmas was simple. We would go to the woods and cut cedar tree. The only decorations on the tree were icicles. I had two sisters and, on Christmas Eve, each one of us would set out a straight back chair and that’s where Santa Claus would put what he brought us.”In addition to the traditional Santa gifts of fruit and nuts, Steed said he would get a toy.“One time, I got a tricycle and another time a red wagon. Those were big Christmases. But it was always exciting when Santa Claus came.” “What I asked Santa Claus for was an apple, an orange, orange slices and Brazil nuts or walnuts,” Steed said. “That’s what Santa Claus brought me when I was a little boy and that’s what I hope he will bring me this year.”Steed was one of several “big” children who visited with Santa Claus in Brundidge this week and revisited Christmases past.“It did bring back a lot of memories for me,” Steed said. “And, if all I get is an apple, an orange, orange slices and some nuts, that will be enough. Print Article You Might Like Utility rate changes coming Even with a base rate increase in utility rates looming, Troy residents are not likely to see a significant increase… read more By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

first_imgphoto/Jaine treadwell | The MessengerFrom grills to golf carts, the 2020 Pike County Cattlemen’s Equipment Auction had a little bit of everything for potential buyers. The event raised more than $15,000, according to organizers. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Cattlemen’s auction draws large crowds Around 900 items were on the auction block throughout the day including everything from tractors and campers to tools and canoes to baby beds and syrup kettles and a little of everything else.Garrett said some bidders take the opportunity that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.“They come in hopes of buying something and reselling it at a little profit,” Garrett said. “But most people who attend the Pike County Cattlemen’s Auction come to get good deals for themselves. And, too, a lot of people just enjoy an auction. They don’t come looking for anything particular, they just come to see what’s up for sale.”Still on the block of the 2020 the Pike County Cattlemen’s Equipment Auction is a 28×56-foot mobile home. You Might Like The Pike County Cattlemen’s 2020 Equipment Auction on Saturday came up a little short of what might have been but, nonetheless, was a successful venture.Johnny Garrett, Cattlemen treasurer, said estimates are that the Cattlemen will realize between $15,000 and $17,000 when all expenses are paid and the final tally is confirmed.“Normally, we make a few thousand more dollars with our annual April auction but we are very pleased with what we made and appreciate those who brought items to be auctioned and those who came to bid,” Garrett said. Book Nook to reopen Published 8:35 pm Monday, November 9, 2020 Holiday concert goes virtual For the first time in a long time, the Christmas season in Pike County will not be ushered in by… read morecenter_img “Sealed bids are being taken for the mobile home and it will be a good deal for somebody that’s looking for good deal in a mobile home,” Garrett said. “It has a refrigerator and a stove but no other furnishings. We’ll be accepting bids until December 1. The buyer will have 90 days to move the trailer from its location at Cattleman Park.The Pike County Cattlemen’s Equipment Auction will be back on schedule in 2021.  Everyone is encouraged to begin now putting aside any and all auction items for the bigger than ever auction on the first Saturday in April. Email the author Next UpThe Pike County Cattlemen’s 2020 Equipment Auction was planned for the first Saturday in April but due to COVID-19, Garrett said the Cattlemen initially decided to cancel the annual auction.“The reason we decided to go ahead with the equipment auction in November was because there were police vehicles that had to be sold before the end of the calendar year and they had to be sold at auction,” Garrett said. “The equipment auction is a good opportunity for the police departments, for buyers and for us to make a little money.”On Saturday, 39 police vehicles sold and that was good for seller, buyers and the Pike County Cattlemen. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

first_imgjarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected close to two million people worldwide.More than 126,000 people across the globe have died from 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 nation, with more than 609,000 diagnosed cases and at least 26,057 deaths.The number of cases in New York state alone is higher than in any single country outside the U.S. Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:8:23 a.m.: US Forces Japan declare public health emergency for all basesThe commander of the United States Forces Japan on Wednesday declared a public health emergency for all bases in Japan as the country sees a surge in novel coronavirus infections. U.S. Forces Japan, a subset of the military’s Indo-Pacific Command, had previously declared an emergency only for the county’s Kanto Plain, which includes Tokyo.The newest declaration, which will remain in effect through May 15, gives commanders the authority to enforce compliance of health protection measures on those who live and work on all U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine installations and facilities located in Japan. The order applies to 50,000 military personnel as well as tens of thousands of their family members and civilian contractors. Last month, an active duty member of the U.S. Forces Japan tested positive for COVID-19.7:15 a.m.: Americans should prepare for ‘another battle’ with virus, CDC director saysDr. Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned Wednesday that Americans should be prepared for a second wave of novel coronavirus infections in the winter, even as the epidemic appears to have hit its peak in parts of the country. “I think we have to assume this is like other respiratory viruses and there will be a seasonality to it,” Redfield told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview on Good Morning America.“Until we see it, we don’t know for certain,” he added. “But i think it’s critical that we plan this virus is likely to follow a seasonality pattern similar to flu, and we’re going to have another battle with it upfront and aggressively next winter.” It’s important the country takes the time now to improve its testing capacity and expand public health capacity so that health workers can detect cases early, conduct contact tracing and isolate potentially infected individuals. “I call it block and tackle,” Redfield said. “The outbreak this year got ahead of that, so we went into full mitigation and we lost the ability to use critical public health tools. We are working hard to augment them now so that, as we get into the next season, we’ll be able to stay in high containment mode while we complement that with some continued mitigation strategies.”Redfield praised members of the public for heeding stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures. “When we did our original models looking at this outbreak, we were looking at, you know, up to 2.2 million people that might have died before the fall,” he said. “And when you see, even though 26,000 is still an enormous loss of human life, it really is a tribute to the mitigation that the American public did.” “It’s really a testament to the sacrifice the American public has taken and the leadership that we’ve had in a number of these states to give that example,” he added. Redfield said the CDC and the White House coronavirus task force are “aggressively working through the best options as to help assist the states as they begin to reopen our country one state at a time.” The process is ongoing and it will be a state-by-state decision, according to Redfield. “I think we will see some states that the governors feel that are ready and we’re poised to assist them with that re-opening,” he added. “And I think you’ll see that the plan in terms of how that will happen will be finalized by the White House task force in the days ahead.” When asked about President Donald Trump’s decision to halt U.S. funding to the World Health Organization and whether he thinks the agency failed in its outbreak response, Redfield was reluctant to criticize the WHO and instead said, “I think I’d like to do the postmortem on this outbreak once we get through it together.” “The CDC and WHO has had a long history of working together in multiple outbreaks throughout the world, as we continue to do in this one, and so we’ve had a very productive public health relationship,” he added. “We continue to have that.”6:15 a.m.: Russia reports its largest single-day increase in new casesRussia on Wednesday reported a record number of new cases of the novel coronavirus.The Russian government registered 3,388 new cases in the past 24 hours — the country’s biggest single-day jump yet.There are now 24,490 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 across Russia, and at least 198 people have died from the disease.Moscow, with a population of more than 12 million people, is by far the hardest-hit city in the country.5:42 a.m.: Bill Gates warns freezing funding for WHO ‘is as dangerous as it sounds’Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates took to Twitter early Wednesday to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze American funding to the World Health Organization.The United States is, by far, the single largest financial contributor to the WHO, and Gates said the United Nations’ health agency is needed “now more than ever.”“Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds,” Gates tweeted. “Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them.”Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever.— Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 15, 2020Trump announced Tuesday that he would cut U.S. contributions to the WHO, pending a review into its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.The president claimed the WHO mismanaged the outbreak response and specifically laid blame on the organization’s lack of support for his ban on travel from China when the outbreak began.“They were very much opposed to what we did,” Trump said during Tuesday’s daily briefing.The president said he will have conversations with other health officials around the world about where the funds earmarked for the WHO would go. He did not rule out restoring the money to the organization.Trump’s announcement is likely to set up a battle with Congress, which controls funding for the Geneva-based international body.The WHO started sounding the alarm over the novel coronavirus outbreak in China in mid-January and then designated it a global health emergency on Jan. 30. On March 11, the organization declared the outbreak a pandemic after the virus had spread to every continent except Antarctica.3:30 a.m.: Social distancing measures may be necessary into 2022, researchers sayPeople around the world may need to continue practicing some level of social distancing through 2022 to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic in the absence of an effective treatment or vaccine, or unless hospital capacity is increased, according to a new study.In the study published Tuesday in the journal Science, researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health warned that their projections indicate there would be a large resurgence of infection if social distancing measures are lifted all at once, potentially delaying the epidemic’s peak and exacerbating the load on critical care resources.The researchers used data from the United States to model transmission of other coronaviruses in temperate regions and to project possible scenarios of COVID-19 infection through the year 2025.“Less effective one-time distancing efforts may result in a prolonged single-peak epidemic, with the extent of strain on the healthcare system and the required duration of distancing depending on the effectiveness,” the study’s authors wrote. “Intermittent distancing may be required into 2022 unless critical care capacity is increased substantially or a treatment or vaccine becomes available.”Effective treatments and vaccines may take months to years to develop and test, leaving non-pharmaceutical interventions as the only immediate means of curbing the spread of infection. 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