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Posted by: | Posted on: October 19, 2020

South Korea reports 60 new coronavirus cases, total 893

first_imgThe country has an advanced medical system, a free press and a strong culture of public accountability, and observers say that its health statistics can be treated with confidence.Of the latest cases, 49 are in the southern city of Daegu and the neighbouring North Gyeongsang province, KCDC said.Most of the country’s infections are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu, an entity often accused of being a cult.Shincheonji claims its founder, Lee Man-hee, has donned the mantle of Jesus Christ and will take 144,000 people with him to heaven on the day of judgement.A 61-year-old female member developed a fever on February 10, but attended at least four church services before being diagnosed.Topics : South Korea reported 60 more novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the smallest increase for four days in the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s morning updates.The country now has 893 cases, the KCDC said — the largest national total anywhere outside China — adding one more person had died, taking the toll to eight.For the previous three days, KCDC had reported triple-digit increases each morning as the outbreak took hold in South Korea, the world’s 12th-largest economy.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 19, 2020

Big fall in COVID-19 deaths in France

first_imgWith the country’s health system still under strain, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will set out his strategy for ending the lockdown before parliament on Tuesday.Ministers have identified 17 priorities for gradually bringing the country out of eight weeks of confinement in a “controlled, progressive” manner from May 11.Schools in some areas are expected to reopen, with companies returning to work and public transport going back to a more normal timetable as a testing system and support for the elderly are put into place.  The numbers of COVID-19 victims in intensive care also dropped, but only slightly, to 4,682. But officials said they were worried by an increase in critically ill patients suffering from other conditions.More than 7,553 people were in intensive care units in France on Sunday — 50 percent more than the country’s total capacity before the epidemic struck. Overall, 28,217 people are being treated in hospital for the virus.  France reported a big fall in its coronavirus toll on Sunday, with 242 deaths in 24 hours, a drop of more than a third on the previous day.The epidemic has now claimed 22,856 lives in the country since the beginning of March, health officials said. The number of deaths in hospitals — 152 — was the lowest daily toll in five weeks, they said, while 90 people died in nursing and care homes.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Orange Lake Dredging Starts

first_imgThe preparation works for the Orange Lake dredging scheme, located in the City of New Port Richey, Florida, are currently underway, local media reports.Energy Resources Inc., the Chesterfield, Missouri, based dredging contractor, won the job last fall, according to the Public Works Director, Robert Rivera.Preliminary work has already started, added Martin Field, Public Works construction project manager. A barge will soon be set up on the surface of the lake with a large hose to suck sediment from the lake bottom.According to the official city’s announcement, the Orange Lake dredging program will include:Hydraulic dredging of 3,600 cubic yards of sediment from the lake;Conveyance of dredged material to the permitted dewatering site;Loading and hauling of dewatered material to the receiving landfill.Weather permitting, the work will conclude by February.[mappress mapid=”24768″]last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

NWSA Intl. Box Volumes Up 4 Pct in 2017

first_imgThe Northwest Seaport Alliance’s (NWSA) international container volumes increased by 4 percent in 2017 and were the fourth highest in NWSA history. The alliance’s total international container volumes stood at 2.96 million TEUs in 2017, compared to 2.86 million TEUs recorded in 2016.At 1.51 million TEUs, import volumes remained flat compared to 2016 volumes. Meanwhile, exports were up 7 percent at 1.45 million TEUs.Additionally, total container volumes grew by 1 percent in 2017 to 3.7 million TEUs from 3.6 million TEUs seen a year earlier.What is more, log volumes were up 57 percent to 278,078 metric tons for the year due to a consistent demand from China in 2017. Other breakbulk cargo volume was up 16 percent to 210,725 metric tons for the year.However, auto volumes for the year mirrored the overall decline in the North American auto import market. NWSA ended the year down 11 percent, handling 146,885 units.The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma. The ports manage the container, breakbulk, auto and bulk terminals.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 20, 2020

Sam Allardyce puts Arsene Wenger wind-up days behind him

first_img The then Bolton manager famously got under the Frenchman’s skin as he guided his side to a series of unlikely positive results against the Gunners, and admitted in his recently published autobiography that he enjoyed winding up a man he described as having “an air of arrogance”. However, Allardyce, now 61, has revealed the pair now have an “amicable” relationship as they prepare to meet at the Emirates Stadium in the Barclays Premier league on Saturday. He said with a smile: “I have had some good fun with him. Those early days were years and years ago and it’s been much more amicable, our meetings, not just on match days, but also off the field when we have bumped into each other. “But I have always had a huge amount of respect for Arsene and his quality as a manager. Winding-up became a procedure that we all use if and when we feel it necessary. “I have always thought he is a fantastic manager and he’s done a fantastic job. I might have wound him up a time or two, but never disrespected him. “That’s a long time ago. It seems to be a part of the world of football sometimes and whether it makes a difference, I don’t know. People seem to think it did, so when the opportunity arose, if you felt it was the right thing to do, you did it. “But at the end of the day, it’s about 11 v 11 on the field. I’m not so sure what you do when you wind a manager up that it makes a difference your players when they go out. I’m not so sure it does. “But it’s also good publicity for you lot, isn’t it? We have to be worried about our image these days, don’t we? If we haven’t got the right image, then we are not very good managers, so we have to be careful.” Allardyce led Bolton into battle with Arsenal on 16 occasions in all competitions, and emerged with a hugely creditable four victories and six draws. However, he has never beaten them at home with any of his clubs and will hope to address that record with Sunderland, who have recorded three 0-0 draws in North London in their last five visits. Allardyce, who will be without injured duo Sebastian Larsson and Jermain Defoe, said: “I’ve never won at Arsenal with any of my teams – drawn a few, but never won. “The club has not won there since the ’80s when our kit man was in the squad and Paul Bracewell played, my assistant manager, so it shows you how long it’s been. “But anything can happen on any day in the Premier League, so let’s hope it’s our day. Let’s hope we get a little bit of good fortune, let’s hope we play very, very well and if we can do all that, we might get a result.” Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has insisted his feud with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger has been consigned to history – and is not even sure it worked anyway. Press Associationlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 20, 2020

Warning: Lysol Shouldn’t Be Used As Internal Treatment For COVID-19

first_imgThe maker of Lysol and Dettol said under no circumstance should its disinfectant products be administered into the human body through injection, ingestion or any other route. Lysol’s parent company is warning that its disinfectant products shouldn’t be used as an internal treatment for COVID-19. Reckitt Benckiser issued the warning hours after President Trump wondered out loud about the possibility at a White House briefing. Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser said on Friday its disinfectants should not be administered to humans, after President Trump said researchers should try putting disinfectant into coronavirus patients’ bodies https://t.co/cnxuCD8brl pic.twitter.com/hnYeEXUGpM— Reuters (@Reuters) April 24, 2020 Trump said researchers are looking at the effects of disinfectant on the coronavirus and wondered if they could be injected into people.”The disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. It gets in the lungs” — Trump seems to suggests that injecting disinfectant inside people could be a treatment for the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/amis9Rphsm— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 23, 2020last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 20, 2020

GSA Girls Number 1 in Class C

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio BLUE HILL — Both GSA teams continued to better their records this week, with the boys winning 5-0 over Deer Isle-Stonington, 4-1 over Dexter and 4-1 over Sumner.The Eagle girls downed DI-Stonington and Sumner 5-0 but fell in a close 3-2 battle with Dexter, which trails them by less than three points in the standings. In the Class C standings, the 7-1 GSA Eagle boys are ranked second, less than a point behind Madawaska, while the Sumner Tiger boys are sixth and the winless Deer Isle-Stonington Mariner boys are at the bottom.The 6-2 GSA girls are at the top of their division, with the DI-Stonington Mariners fourth and the Sumner Tigers ninth. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2020

Syracuse-Georgetown reaches new heights, tensions flare in 1984 Big East championship

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Otto-matic: Star forward Porter has carried Georgetown on the offensive end this yearOn the block: Assessing how Syracuse matches up with Georgetown ahead of last Big East duel in the DomeUnrivaled stars: All-time lineup of Syracuse-Georgetown rivalryClassic clashes: Five games that defined the Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry Sonny Spera labeled it “Hoya Paranoia.” Rafael Addison said they were “like the Oakland Raiders of college basketball.” Andre Hawkins coined it a “Georgetown-against-the-world mentality.”All three had a different, nasty, spiteful term to describe the tough-nosed style of basketball that defined Georgetown in the 1980s, but all of their callous accusations merged at a harsh consensus: The Hoyas were a dirty basketball team.“The whole ‘Hoya Paranoia’ thing, I think they just fed off that,” Spera said.” I think they just liked to be the dark side of the force. Good versus evil. I think they didn’t mind playing the bad boy role. They loved it.”That blood-bath, no-mercy, utter-hatred mentality bubbled to an all-time high in the Big East tournament on March 10, 1984, when Syracuse and Georgetown tussled in the championship finale. With four minutes remaining, a game already doused with animosity turned brutal, as Georgetown big man Michael Graham took a left-handed swipe at Syracuse forward Andre Hawkins’ face. Referee Dick “Froggy” Paparo initially ejected Graham, but after discussing the situation with coaches Jim Boeheim and John Thompson, the officiating crew decided to reverse the call. Graham stayed in the game and fueled Georgetown to a win as part of a legendary kerfuffle that epitomizes the SU-Georgetown rivalry.“You go to Syracuse, you have a friend at Syracuse, you even have a friend of a friend of a friend who goes to Syracuse, you just hate Georgetown,” Spera said. “It’s as simple as that.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLate in the second half, that hatred reached new heights. Syracuse was up four points and a Big East championship was on the horizon. Then, chaos ensued.Graham attempted a reverse layup in traffic that skimmed off of the backboard. Hawkins and Graham grappled for possession. Eventually, Hawkins snatched the ball away and fell to the floor. As he took the tumble, Graham swatted at him, barely missing the 6-foot-6 forward’s head.“He took a huge swing at him,” Spera said. “He took a roundhouse, left-hand, all out punch, but he didn’t hit him. … It’s just a punk move.”Paparo sprinted to the scene of the crime with a jolt in his step, ready to make a pivotal call. He signaled that Hawkins was ejected, jerking his hand toward the locker room. “He’s out! He’s out! He’s out!” Spera recalls Paparo shouting.But after the refs convened and reached a verdict, Paparo trotted to the sideline to discuss the matter with Boeheim and Thompson. He reversed the call and Graham, who Spera called a “loose cannon,” stayed in the game.That meant Syracuse only got two shots, instead of two additional technical foul shots and the ball. In a potentially pivotal twist that could have ignited SU to a victory, just the opposite happened.Spera doesn’t know why the officials changed the call, but he speculates it was due to Georgetown’s intimidation factor, particularly that of the 6-foot-10, 269-pound behemoth Thompson, who Spera said had his way with Paparo.Graham had a reputation as “the enforcer.” Addison said he epitomized the physical mentality that defined Georgetown during those years.“Put it this way: I wasn’t surprised that Michael Graham tried something like that,” Addison said. “I would have been more surprised if somebody fell down and he helped them up.”Hawkins said he had no idea Graham swatted his fist in his direction until after the game when he watched it on replay. He fell down and was focused on not traveling, his back turned when the punch came.“If you watch the video, it shows that he took a swing at me, but he never connected,” Hawkins said. “But he did take the swing, which means he should have been ejected, as far as I know.”But he wasn’t. Hawkins fouled out a minute later as Georgetown sent the game into overtime, eventually coming away with the momentous win. Carried by Patrick Ewing, the Hoyas went on to win the national championship.Spera said he remembers the brouhaha clearly, but he doesn’t remember much about Georgetown’s late-game push after the bedlam ensued.“How about that for selective memory?” Spera said, laughing. “The details get a little fuzzy after that.”Boeheim was infuriated after the game, pushing a chair in disgust in a postgame press conference.“Today,” Boeheim said, still bewildered and befuddled by the reversed call, “the best team didn’t win.” Commentscenter_img Published on February 22, 2013 at 2:25 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2020

USC schools partner to combat election fraud, insecurity

first_img“[The sessions are] directed primarily [by] anyone who’s involved in elections: candidates, parties, campaigns, state and local election workers,” Powell said. “Our primary mission is to share best practices in election cybersecurity. Our focus is going to be sharing best practices to do the best job we can — not only tell people about systems and principles but to help people internalize, ‘You don’t click on that link.’ That was what we saw in 2016.” The curriculum comprises three areas of election security: cyber safety, disinformation and malicious bots and crisis communications. Powell said the content will be simplified for accessibility to avoid computer science jargon and coding. The new project’s sessions will be open to the public, including campaign leaders, election officials and the students and faculty at colleges where the training sessions will be held.  The project is a collaboration between the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Gould School of Law, the Price School of Public Policy, the Marshall School of Business and the Viterbi School of Engineering. “This is a very different project not only in size but also in focus,” Powell said. “Instead of having small closed meetings which we’ve been having in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles and around the country, these will be open sessions so we could have quite a few people coming.” Six USC schools have joined forces to form the Election Security and Information Project, a program that will employ on-the-ground training sessions in all 50 U.S. states to educate election officials about election fraud prevention.  The precursor to the project was a partnership with the National Governors Association with support from the Democracy Fund. Through this partnership, the team of USC faculty traveled to six states and presented election fraud prevention tools tailored to each state’s electoral system.  “This is a huge issue for every country and every state to protect the integrity of elections,” project principal investigator and  professor Geoffrey Cowan said. “Our piece of it is to really try to help all 50 states think about how they can be less likely to have their system exposed to problems.” “As far as we know, USC is the only private entity which is going to be on the ground in all 50 states as part of this cybersecurity initiative,” said Adam Powell, the managing director of the project.  While this first project inspired the current one, Powell emphasized the differences in scale and target audience.  “In advance of the 2020 election, we are committed to enhancing election security for voters, campaigns and journalists alike,” said Kristie Canegallo, vice president of Google’s Trust and Safety team said in a November press release from the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. The project aims to educate those on the ground about best practices for conducting elections after learning from the mistakes made in past ones, including the recent elections in Louisiana and Minnesota that resulted in electoral fraud. The training sessions are slated to begin in February and will continue through September. Each session will be led by at least two USC faculty members in addition to experts from other industries such as cybersecurity groups and government agencies. The project is funded by Google, which allocated the project team a seven-figure grant to facilitate the sessions. “This is not just one country, it’s not just one political party, it’s not just one office,” Cowan said. “It’s an issue that’s going to be with us for a long time, and hopefully we’ll help the states to protect themselves against it — not just in the presidential race but for state and local elections, too.” Six USC professional schools will join a project funded by Google to help train politicians and members of the public on how to prevent election fraud and ensure election security. Adam Powell (left) and Geoffrey Cowan (right) serve as the project’s managing director and principal investigator, respectively. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) While national attention has mostly focused on presidential election fraud, Cowan said hacking is prevalent in state and municipal elections, too. The project’s bipartisan team includes Center for the Political Future directors Mike Murphy and Bob Shrum, two former campaign staffers who have worked on congressional, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 16, 2020

Hacks exult in 41-22 quashing of fanboys

first_imgOh, how the intrepidity of thine fanboys croaked, collectively disgorging imbecilic opprobrium quondam like they procured voluminous moons heretofore.In the Media Cup on one unescorted solar cycle bestowed by the Romans, the Hacks of The Daily Orange constrained the radio fanboys of WAER, 41-22. Upon desistance of the rudimentary parcel of sport, the fanboys had stowed the brownball singularly betwixt the ferric halo. Alas, amidst the bisected pause, the Hacks apperceived prodigious pluck inward the viscerous of the dungeon within the coliseum bestowed Carrier Dome.Said senior staff writer Sam Fortier of the embankment: “Like I’ve never had more hair on my chest.”The Hacks’ thwarting endeavor bred from dewy rampart cunning. Abdicating the trapezoidal coalescence, the quintuplet on the plaza caged their corresponding litigants onliest. This stratagem yielded corollary most prominently upon copy editor Eric Black levitating to biff the objective remotely from the unpropitious slinger.As the orb upreared beyond the purlieus, the Hacks’ zealot confederates vociferated from the retrograde of the plaza. The zealots paraded prognostic placards proclaiming chattels like “He Protecc, He Attacc, He’s Eric Black.” When Black forsaked the sphere, this prognostication rang unfeigned.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I wasn’t letting anything soft make it to the rim,” Black decreed.Sturdy parapets girded the Hacks’ predilection of permeating the fanboys citadel. Ofttimes, the Hacks sphere delegate protruded into the fanboys ramparts, verifying ringent leeway.As the Hacks bombarded the fanboys structure, their whacks loitered eminently overhead, customarily tottering unhindered. Senior staff writer Tomer Langer incandesced eminently by disposing himself remotely as a pariah of the cogency altering demarcation.The roundure sought his mitts, and the Israeli clobberer discharged a crescenting conjecture shooting through the snare. As the undertaking became complete, the zealots doxologized, “He-brew Ham-mer!”“WAER was still in scramble mode,” Langer tormented, “and left me wide open beyond the arc. I knew the minute it left my hands that it was good. The ball sailed smoothly through the net, almost foreshadowing how easy it was to win the game that night.”While the perceived flat circle vamoosed, The D.O. cut capers its stash of Hacks nonetheless fastening the summation.With a trifling four 60-second intervals tarrying, Hacks Langer, Fortier and Joe Bloss enlisted to the plaza, romping as a trio in the waning eclipse of their orbit.Langer brickbatingly tower hoofed when endowing the orb. Bloss offal smeared the repugnance to mondo applicability. Fortier impassed his ambition despite the frolic twilighting.“In past years we lost to WAER, and it stung,” Langer said. “We made it our goal to not lose on our senior year. We could have played every day from now until graduation and WAER wouldn’t have won a single game.”“This was only my second time experiencing Media Cup,” Bloss said. “Why was the other team so bad?”“Shellacking sh*t-talking WAER schmucks is a crowning life achievement second to none,” Fortier said.The postliminary saturnalia hied at the tintinnabulum, as zealots and Hacks paralleled onto the plaza to tranquilize in the jocundity. To the ancillary, Langer and Fortier interplaited, sousing in the trice.W.F. Whence is a germanificated staff sculptor for The Daily Orange, where he re-germanificated to sculpt this glistening prose. Comments Published on March 5, 2018 at 9:43 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more