The 100 Best Players In The World: 20-11

first_img Expand Beauden Barrett narrowly misses out on top spot… The 100 Best Players In The World: 70-61 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The 100 Best Players In The World: 60-51 Our bronze medallist in the list of the… The 100 Best Players In The World: 10-4 Our next section of the 100 best players… The 100 Best Players In The World: 30-21 Our next section of the 100 best players… Expand Expand Our next section of the 100 best players… The 100 Best Players In The World: 3 Mako Vunipola Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 80-71 The 100 Best Players In The World: 2 Beauden Barrett We kick off our list of the 100… Class Act: Yato has it all in abundance (Getty Images)Age 26 (17.1.93) Position Back-rowLast November, ahead of a Test with Fiji, Scotland boss Gregor Townsend said: “Peceli Yato must be one of the best back-row forwards in the world.” As a Fijian forward in Europe, his name may have been lost amongst praise for compatriots Viliame Mata and Leone Nakarawa. Yet in a season where Clermont played exceptional rugby, Yato was a standout.Whether from openside or No 8, he thunders into tackles and opens up his legs in space. In the Challenge Cup, he haunted the Northampton attack, giving no quarter in defence.Domestically in the Top 14, he has shrugged off enforcers like Toulouse’s Jerome Kaino. On occasion he has racked up more metres with ball in hand than the back-three stars.Against Perpignan in May, Yato was hailed not for the hat-trick he scored or the fact Clermont secured a play-off spot, but because he charged down a kick and insisted the opposition have the throw-in when the officials gave the lineout to his team. Class all round.13 Faf de KlerkFull Ticket: De Klerk has been a revelation playing in England (Getty Images)Age 27 (19 October 1991) Position Scrum-halfThere was a chorus of protests when the Gallagher Premiership Dream Team was announced without Sale’s de Klerk at scrum-half. And rightly so because he has been sensational since coming to England and acquiring the astute game management that some felt he lacked in South Africa.The greater emphasis on kicking in the Premiership, where exit plays off the nine are de rigueur, has helped demonstrate that de Klerk is now the full ticket.His hallmark is the blistering acceleration he brings from the base and globally there’s no one better at creating chances against backpedalling opponents from a penalty. His small stature – 5ft 8in – helps in this regard, yet he is no patsy for big forwards, being as tough as a two-dollar steak.He’s also a master at engineering line breaks around rucks, while his harassing of rival nines at scrums is another strong feature of his play. He says: “I enjoy putting teams under pressure, forcing turnovers and just being a pain really!”Sale boss Steve Diamond says the Springbok “has paid us back ten times over already” and when the Sharks were faltering against Gloucester on the final day, de Klerk donned his Superman cape once more to ensure they stayed in the Champions Cup frame. “It’s unfair when he’s on form like that,” said pundit Dave Flatman. “He’s smaller than everyone else but better than everyone else.”12 Billy VunipolaVengeance: After only playing one RWC match in 2015, Billy will be targeting glory in Japan (Getty Images)Age 26 (3.11.92) Position No 8The younger half of rugby’s ‘bruise brothers’, Vunipola is the sport’s most powerful ball-carrier. It often takes three defenders to stop him but in the Heineken Cup final a Leinster quartet proved insufficient as he bulldozed over from a scrum for the decisive try. “He’s the best No 8 in the world,” said Jamie George after that Saracens win.In the Six Nations he was the only player to account for more than 10% of a team’s carries (71) and made more metres than any other forward (231), but there’s far more to Vunipola than the ‘wrecking ball’ label he gave to his 2017 award-winning book.Indeed, he’s more of a Swiss Army knife than a machete, able to fizz a long pass or pop a subtle offload. He’s even developed a knack of intercepting and his form this year has come as a welcome relief after a string of injury setbacks, including shoulder and knee surgery and three broken arms.The coming Rugby World Cup will leave him wide-eyed because, strange to think, he started only one Rugby World Cup 2015 match.11 Pauline BourdonFrench Heart; Bourdon is at the centre of everything the French do well (Getty Images)Age 23 (4 Nov 1995) Position Scrum-halfWhether playing at nine or ten – like many French half-backs, she covers both positions – Bourdon is France’s metronome. Fast or slow, tight or loose, she makes them tick and marshals them to great effect.She has the triple threat of a running, passing and kicking game that all the best half-backs possess, but it’s her ability to influence a match that sets her apart. Her reading of the game means more often than not she makes the right decision at the right time, and her knowledge of the laws allows her to alert referees to any infractions.Her calmness under pressure belies a deep competitive instinct; even with her 5ft 5in frame she’s comfortable mixing with heavyweights – and did just that in guiding France to a famous 30-27 victory over New Zealand last November. She was also a star of their 2018 Six Nations Grand Slam – being named in the Scrumqueens XV of the Year – and scored a brace against England in this year’s championship. The 100 Best Players In The World: 40-31 The 100 Best Players In The World: 80-71 Collapse The 100 Best Players In The World: 3 Mako Vunipola The 23-year-old will continue to play a fundamental role for France as they build towards the 2021 World Cup. The 100 Best Players In The World: 50-41 Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 70-61 The 100 Best Players In The World: 90-81center_img The 100 Best Players In The World: 100-91 Expand Take a look at who has made it… The 100 Best Players In The World: 1 Alun Wyn Jones The 100 Best Players In The World: 90-81 Expand Our next section of the 100 best players… The 100 Best Players In The World: 30-21 Our next section of the 100 best players… Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 1 Alun Wyn Jones Our next section of the 100 best players… Expand The 100 Best Rugby Players In The World: 20-1120 James RyanTale of the Tape: Ryan has a terrific record at club and country level (Getty Images)Age 22 (24 June 1996) Position LockIn his brief career as a professional at the top level, he has won a Grand Slam, a Champions Cup and two Pro14 titles. He has gone to Australia and won a series – the first time an Ireland side has achieved that feat since long before he was born. He has played New Zealand onceand has beaten them once. James Ryan is 22 years old. As Devin Toner, his Leinster and Ireland second-row partner, says: “He’s got a minimum ten or 12 top years left in him and that’s so exciting. I’m delighted to say that I played with him and I can’t wait to see what he’s going to achieve.  There are no limits for this lad.”19 Jonathan DaviesCentral Piece: If Wales are to secure Rugby World Cup glory, Davies will need to be on form (getty Images)Age 31 (5 April 1988) Position CentreSaturday 16 March 2019 is a significant date for Davies. Not only did he help Wales beat Ireland 25-7 to clinch a Six Nations Grand Slam, but his horse won the Midlands Grand National!An hour after Potters Corner, the gelding he part owns, crossed the line ahead of the rest at Uttoxeter that Saturday afternoon, Davies was jumping with delight as the final whistle blasted in Cardiff. He was then memorably caught on camera telling Alun Wyn Jones: “Thank you, mate. I love you.”It’s the latest in a long line of achievements for the 31-year-old – two Grand Slams and three championship titles, six successive Test starts for the Lions in 2013 and 2017, Lions’ Man of the Series in New Zealand, a Guinness Pro12 title with the Scarlets in 2017…He captained Wales for the first time in Italy this year and of his 73 Wales caps, only three are as a replacement, with the last of those in 2011. If he’s fit, he starts.He’s always defended the 13 channel expertly and has formed even more of a midfield brick wall for the Scarlets and Wales with Hadleigh Parkes. He offers an additional kicking option and his running game shouldn’t be underestimated.Davies is a vital piece in the jigsaw that has taken Wales to second in the world rankings – now for the home stretch as they target 2019 Rugby World Cup glory.18 Jamie GeorgeStarting Hooker: George has made the 2 jersey his own for club and country (Getty Images)Age 28 (20.10.90) Position HookerHis first 19 caps came off the bench, but he’s blossomed technically and as a leader since winning the hooker’s berth for the 2017 Lions. Solid in the set-piece, his work around the field is sensational – he gave a 20m scoring miss-pass off his left hand v Italy!17 Alex GoodeInjustice: For someone as good as Goode, it seems criminal he only has 2 England caps (Getty Images)Age 31 (5.5.88) Position Full-backNicknamed ‘Spider’ due to his elusive running style, he’s been spectacularly proficient for the past four years and it’s scandalous he’s won just two caps in that time. Ruthless at exploiting fractured defences, his distribution and kicking are good enough to play Test rugby as a ten.16 Stuart HoggMust Watch: You never know what incredible moment Hogg is going to create on the ball (Getty Images)Age 26 (24.6.92) Position Full-backHogg’s matured hugely as a player, his game as much about creating as scoring these days. An electrifying runner, his skill-set includes booming spiral punts and pinpoint grubber kicks. “He can do everything, he’s an incredible talent,” says Chris Paterson.15 Ardie Savea Physical Freak: Savea is in the form of his life (Getty Images)Age 25 (14 October 1993) Position Back-rowNot a game passes where Savea’s contributions are not front and centre, often overshadowing illustrious Hurricanes and All Blacks. Several aspects of Savea’s game have improved dramatically over the past 12 months. Top of that list is his breakdown work; it’s not just the turnovers he pilfers but their influence and timing. At 25, Savea is in the prime of his career. This season his form has gone to another level, to the point he could be New Zealand’s premier openside flanker and the second-best No 8 behind All Blacks captain Kieran Read.14 Peceli Yato Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. Welsh talisman Alun Wyn Jones takes the top… Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 40-31 The 100 Best Players In The World: 10-4 The 100 Best Players In The World: 50-41 Our next section of the 100 best players… Our next section of the 100 best players goes from 20-11. Take a look at who makes the cut The 100 Best Players In The World: 60-51 Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 2 Beauden Barrett The 100 Best Players In The World: 100-91last_img read more

The kindest cut

Howard Lake | 23 January 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The RSPCA is to benefit from a sponsored vasectomy.An RSPCA supporter is asking people to sponsor his vasectomy operation to help the animal charity publicise its cat neutering campaign. So don’t say you can’t think of new fundraising events… Source: Society, The Guardian, 19 January 2000, p.1 Advertisement  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The kindest cut read more

Arthritis Care tests information-based approach to regular giving

first_img Howard Lake | 18 July 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Claire Malone, Senior Account Manager at TDA, added: “Arthritis Care has recruited a large prospect base, who were attracted by the offer of help and advice. We are keen to see how an information-based fundraising strategy performs against a traditional approach to this audience.”center_img Arthritis Care tests information-based approach to regular giving Arthritis Care is launching a direct mail campaign to convert 180,000 prospects into regular giving.The campaign, developed by TDA, will test new approaches offering Arthritis Care’s award-winning magazine Arthritis News in return for a regular monthly donation.“Research to prospects and enquirers shows that people with arthritis are looking for information to help them manage their condition and take control of their lives,” said Jo Brackenbury at Arthritis Care. “We are optimistic that Arthritis News will be an attractive offer to this audience.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Potential Republican Presidential Candidates to Participate in Iowa Ag Summit

first_img Previous articlePlenish Acres Growing in IndianaNext articleSoil Condition a Priority when Deciding when to Plant Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Potential Republican presidential candidates will participate in the Iowa Ag Summit this weekend – the Des Moines Register reports. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst plans to attend and wants to hear candidates encouraging support for more types of voluntary soil and water conservation practices and nutrient management. Ernst says it’s important for the candidates to understand these are important to all of the ag communities across the country – and that a one-size-fits-all approach from the federal government doesn’t work for every state.Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says people use the summit as part of their ongoing analysis of the candidates. He says the candidates better be able to explain why they are for or against certain issues and be able to fit that into their overall philosophy of government. For instance – Northey says Iowans don’t expect each candidate to have intimate knowledge of the crop insurance program – but ignorance reads as lack of interest. If someone is just blowing smoke on an issue – Northey says you can tell they’re just winging it and pretending they know what’s going on. He says that’s a red flag not just about agriculture – but about everything else they are talking about. Potential candidates expected to speak are Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, George Pataki, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump and Scott Walker. Home Indiana Agriculture News Potential Republican Presidential Candidates to Participate in Iowa Ag Summit Potential Republican Presidential Candidates to Participate in Iowa Ag Summit By Gary Truitt – Mar 5, 2015 last_img read more

Let History be a Guide in 2018 Seed Selection

first_img Let-history-be-guide-on-seed-selectionBe sure to review your field history as you prepare for spring planting. That’s the advice you’ll often hear when it comes to seed and other corn and soybean input decisions. Robert Ihrig, DEKALB/Asgrow Brand Execution Manager agrees, saying history is always the best lesson.“Looking at products on your farm, making the right evaluations, gives them an idea of what kind of performance they can expect whether it’s an Asgrow product or another,” he said. “So, that is one key thing. The data, for us if you go to Asgrow.com/yield, a grower can go an look at the yield history within his local geography based on a zip code search. He can go back one, two or three years and really get a profile of how those Asgrow products perform not just on his farm but surrounding farms. It’s good insight in terms of what products he ought to select going forward and try a percentage of his farm in some of the new products coming out in 2018.”When HAT spoke with Ihrig, he said their grower and dealer network was reporting promising yields for 2017, likely from a combination of factors.“I think a lot of that is due to just the strength of the germplasm in our breeding efforts, and I think we had some really good environmental conditions that hit right at the right time to help boost yields. So, I think it was a combination of several things and I think growers are looking fairly optimistically about the Asgrow brand going into 2018.”Ihrig likes to credit the breeding organization which screens their portfolio every year to ensure they’re offering the highest potential yielding products.“But also they’re looking to incorporate various other traits such as disease tolerance for things like phytophthora or white mold, iron chlorosis,” he told HAT. “Those all take away from yield and if we can build that into the Asgrow exclusive genetic background, the better the performance and the more consistent performance that we’ll see across the region.” Let History be a Guide in 2018 Seed Selection Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Dec 7, 2017 Previous articleChina Needs More Corn to Meet Fuel MandateNext articleA New Approach to Production Agriculture, Soil Health and Cover Crops Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Let History be a Guide in 2018 Seed Selection SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Tribal journalist shot dead in mosque by Taliban

first_img Organisation Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders has learned with sadness of the death today of Mukarram Khan Atif, a correspondent for Washington-based Deewa Radio and a reporter for the Pakistani television station Dunya News who was shot dead in a mosque near Peshawar.“This is distressing news and we express our condolences to the family and friends of Mukarram Khan Atif,” the press freedom organization said.“The Pakistani authorities must at all costs take action to protect journalists, especially those who are subjected to threats. Otherwise, there will be no improvement in conditions.”Safeerullah Gul, Peshawar bureau chief for Dunya News, told Reporters Without Borders two unidentified gunmen shot the journalist who was at evening prayers in a mosque in Shabqadar, in the Charsadda district of the north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Wounded in the chest and the head, Atif was taken to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.A tribal journalist from North Waziristan, Rasool Dawar, later told RSF that banned militant organization Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ehsanulah Ehsan phoned him to “accept responsibility” for killing Mukarram Khan.The claim was made in a telephone call to the journalist in Peshawar. However, the militant organization’s spokesman did not elaborate why the journalist was target-killed.Atif’s colleagues said he had told them he sometimes received phone calls giving him directives on how he should cover events. He had moved to the Charsadda district from his home region of Mohmand for reasons of safety. “He was under threat from elements trying to take control of the tribal region,” tribal journalists, who asked no to be identified, told Reporters Without Borders.Atif, who was highly respected by his colleagues, reported on the Mohmand tribal region at great personal risk for Deewa Radio and Dunya News.The morning before his death, he spoke to a representative of Reporters Without Borders, Iqbal Khattak, to confirm his attendance at a training course next week on responsible reporting. The former president of the Tribal Union of Journalists, Safdar Dawar, said the murder took place against the backdrop of “unprecedented pressure” on Pakistani media as a whole.Atif was the first journalist to be killed in Pakistan this year. For the past two years, the country has been has been the deadliest in the world for media workers. Last year, 10 journalists journalist were killed as a result of their work. April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Pakistan Receive email alertscenter_img News to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire January 17, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tribal journalist shot dead in mosque by Taliban Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Florida reports 2nd day of record-setting deaths

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 662,000 people worldwide.Over 16.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 149,873 deaths.Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates. 1:54 p.m.: Georgetown moving classes all onlineGeorgetown University is moving classes fully online this fall for undergraduate and graduate students “due to the acceleration of the spread,” the administration said Wednesday.Earlier this month Georgetown said it planned to bring some undergraduates, including freshmen, to campus.“We are revising this approach based on current pandemic conditions,” Georgetown President John J. DeGioia said. “We plan to introduce in-person course elements as soon as health conditions permit.”Neighboring George Washington University announced Monday that all undergraduate courses would be online this fall.12:45 p.m.: Alabama gov. extends statewide mask mandate, encourages in-classroom learningAlabama’s “safer at home” order, which was set to expire this Friday, has now been extended until the end of August, Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday.This includes extending the statewide mask ordinance through Aug. 31, Ivey said at a news conference.At school, second-graders through college students are required to wear masks, she said.Ivey said she encourages schools to phase-in classroom learning when and where possible.“I respect those districts that have elected to go to virtual classrooms,” Ivey said, adding that she believes “a slide will come by keeping our kids at home.”“And that slide is likely to have a dramatic, negative impact on Alabama’s future — our young people,” the governor said.Alabama has over 81,000 confirmed cases and more than 1,400 confirmed fatalities, according to state data.In the last few days, some hospitals have set all-time high patient numbers, state health officer Dr. Scott Harris said Wednesday.11:10 a.m.: Florida reports 2nd day of record-setting deathsIn hard-hit Florida, 216 new fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours — a second day in a row of record-setting deaths, the state’s health department said Wednesday.On Tuesday, the department said a record 191 new fatalities had been reported in the previous 24 hours.Throughout Florida, 15.69% of the state’s adult ICU beds were available as of Wednesday morning, according to the state’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.Three counties — Monroe, Okeechobee and Putnam — had no ICU beds, the agency said.These numbers are expected to fluctuate throughout the day as hospitals and medical centers provide updates.10:25 a.m.: Rep. Louis Gohmert diagnosed with COVID-19Congressman Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican who has refused to wear a mask, has tested positive for the coronavirus, sources told ABC News.People familiar with the matter said Gohmert was tested because he was slated to travel with President Donald Trump to Texas. Gohmert was pre-screened at the White House, and following his positive diagnosis, he returned to his Capitol Hill office to inform his staff, people familiar with the matter said.His staff has not responded to requests for comment.Gohmert was in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday for Attorney General William Barr’s hearing.9:40 a.m.: Teens, pre-teens make up highest positivity rate in AustinThose ages 10 to 19 have had the highest positivity rate average in Austin in the last two weeks, Austin Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said, ABC Austin affiliate KVUE-TV reported.According to Escott, school district officials say 20% to 25% of students are expected to learn from home when the school year begins, KVUE reported.Travis County, which includes Austin, has over 19,900 coronavirus cases, according to county data.8:54 a.m.: Deaths on the rise in western Washington for first time since MarchCoronavirus deaths are on the rise in western Washington for the first time since March, the state’s department of health said Tuesday, according to ABC Seattle affiliate KOMO-TV. Deaths are continuing to rise in eastern Washington, KOMO said.There’s a new concentration of cases among young adults, the report said, according to KOMO. Hospitalizations are on the rise with most age groups, the report said. “We are still at great risk for significant growth as the virus continues to spread in Washington state,” Secretary of Health John Wiesman said, according to KOMO. “And, as it moves into more vulnerable age groups, I am very concerned that hospitalizations and deaths will continue to increase.”4:25 a.m.: McAllen, Texas Convention Center will be used to treat coronavirus patientsTexas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the McAllen Convention Center would be transformed into a temporary medical facility to treat coronavirus patients.Abbott visited the Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Hanna and meet with local leaders — who are contending with both hurricane damage and the coronavirus pandemic.“And if there’s one thing that I want to emphasize to everyone in the Rio Grande Valley it is this: This hurricane has not eliminated COVID-19,” Abbott said.Abbott announced several major steps designed to assist the Valley, including:The McAllen Convention Center will be transformed into a temporary medical facility to treat coronavirus patients. The convention center’s maximum capacity will be 250 patients, Abbott said. The U.S. Department of Defense will deploy additional medical teams to the Valley. A U.S. Army Reserve unit arrived in Cameron County on Tuesday to assist local hospitals.Another U.S. Army Reserve unit will arrive in Hidalgo County on Wednesday to assist DHR Health.“This is on top of the more than 2,000 medical personnel that we have already allocated to this region,” Abbott said.Abbott was joined by local leaders and state lawmakers from across the Valley, including state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville; state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; state Rep. Oscar Longoria, D-Mission; state Rep. Eddie Lucio III D-Brownsville; Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr., Starr County Judge Eloy Vera, Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner David Fuentes, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell and Weslaco Mayor David Suarez, among others.Vera, the Starr County judge, said hospital capacity remains a major problem.Adding capacity in Hidalgo County and Cameron County will help Starr County, Vera said.“We work together as region,” Vera said.3:07 a.m.: 73 COVID cases in Illinois traced to July 4 partiesSeventy-three people are now part of a COVID-19 outbreak in Lake Zurich which has been traced back to several Fourth of July gatherings, health officials said.The outbreak was first detected in a group of Lake Zurich High School students earlier in July. Lake County, Illinois, health officials said contact tracing has now led them to believe the infections stem from multiple July 4 parties, and was not the result of a super spreader event.“We have identified multiple smaller gatherings where COVID-19 infections occurred,” said Hannah Goering, Lake County Health Department.The outbreak was detected on the first day of an athletic camp scheduled to take place at Lake Zurich High School, when several students tested positive during an initial health screening. The camp was cancelled, and a mobile testing unit was sent to the high school for several days. Free testing was offered to those in the area.“At least half of the cases are Lake Zurich High School students, but there are also parents and family members and people from other community members tied to this outbreak,” Goering said.County officials said during this process they’ve had some trouble with contact tracing, as many people have either ignored messages, delayed responding, or simply didn’t pick up the phone. They said they really need anyone who is contacted by a tracer because of possible exposure to COVID-19 to take the call seriously and get themselves tested as soon as possible.2:06 a.m.: FEMA says the COVID-19 death toll is surgingAn internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News reports that new cases are going down but deaths are surging.In the seven days ending Monday, new cases nationwide have decreased 0.6% from the previous week but that time period also saw a 30.1% increase in deaths from the disease and deaths have been increasing steadily in recent days.1:59 a.m.: Alaska requiring all visitors to have negative COVID-19 result within 72 hours prior to arrivalAlaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Tuesday evening that all visitors to the state will have to present a negative result on a COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours prior to arrival. The policy goes into effect on Aug. 11.Testing will no longer be available for non-residents when they arrive and residents can still be tested when arriving at the airport“If you are going to other countries you require shots so we are not trying to make this difficult when you come here. We just want to make sure we are taking care of Alaskans first,” said Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy during a press briefing.12:28 a.m.: Pence held call with governors, Fauci was a participantVice President Pence held his usual weekly call with governors Tuesday.A readout of the call reveals that Dr. Anthony Fauci was part of Tuesday’s discussion, the day after he came under attack from the president on Twitter.President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he has a good relationship with Fauci despite his tweets undermining him but also complained that Fauci’s approval ratings are higher than his own.At the end of the readout, the administration includes this roundup of statistics as a demonstration of the volume of work the administration has done: “Since January 2020, the Trump Administration has led over 325 briefings — including 31 governors’ briefings — with over 152,000 State, local, and Tribal participants.”“Dr. Fauci reminded governors that universities that receive Federal funding, including funding from the National Institutes of Health, can take the burden off of commercial labs by focusing pooled testing resources on surveillance,” the statement read. “Dr. Fauci and Admiral Giroir pressed governors to encourage those colleges and universities in their states that receive such funding to begin such testing.”“Ambassador Birx thanked the governors of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia for their time during her recent travel and recapped the findings from those discussions and recent data analysis. Ambassador Birx also highlighted efforts by states to encourage social distancing and the use of cloth face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained, and to increase outdoor dining capacity,” it continued. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) to enter service December, in Boston

first_img The US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) is set to enter service in a ceremony in Boston, on December 1, the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced.Thomas Hudner, commanded by Cmdr. Nathan Scherry, is the 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 36th DDG 51 class destroyer built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW).It is the first warship named for naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. Hudner.Hudner, a native of Fall River, Mass., received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir in 1950. Hudner crash landed his plane in an unsuccessful effort to save the life of his wingman and friend, Ensign Jesse Brown, the Navy’s first African American combat pilot.In fall of 2015, the keel of Thomas Hudner was laid. The ship was christened on April 1, 2017, during a snowy ceremony at the BIW shipyard in Bath, Maine, and launched several weeks later on April 23.DDG 116 is the first Flight IIA Technology Insertion destroyer incorporating the Aegis baseline 9 combat system with an integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) capability, a ballistic missile defense 5.0 capability upgrade (BMD 5.0CU) and naval integrated fire control-counter air (NIFC-CA).After commissioning in Boston, she will make her way to homeport in Mayport, Fla. View post tag: GDBIW Authorities View post tag: US Navy Share this article View post tag: USS Thomas Hudner June 14, 2018 Future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) set for December commissioning in Boston Back to overview,Home naval-today Future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) set for December commissioning in Boston last_img read more

Anna Marie Paulin, 87, of Ocean City, NJ

first_imgAnna Marie Paulin, 87, of Ocean City, NJ passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Egg Harbor Care Center, Egg Harbor Township, NJ.Born in Ocean City, NJ she had been a lifelong resident of Ocean City.She was predeceased by her Parents Louis and Vincenza Foglio, husband Ralph S. Paulin, Sr. in 2004, brothers: Joseph Foglio, Samuel Foglio, sisters Hortense “Babe” Fiorentino and Lillian Boyd.Surviving are a son: Ralph S. (Sindy) Paulin, Jr., daughter: Elizabeth (Ron) Paulin Spearbecker,  grandchildren: Alexandra (Alexander Yeganeh) Paulin, Chelsea (Bill Worrell) Paulin, Joshua (Erin) Hartman, Jessica (Jimmy) Connelly , Logan (Lynn) Greer III, Susan (Rob) Cross, Sherry Greer, Richard (Ashley) Greer and great grandchildren: Joshua, Jr. and Julia Hartman, Logan IV, Rachel, Keri, Cassey, Jeremiah, Gracelyn, Raelyn.A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10 O’clock from St. Augustine’s R. C. Church of St. Damien Parish, 13th Street at Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from 9 O’clock until time of Mass.Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.The family suggests memorial contributions to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 Route 9 – North, Swainton, NJ 08210.Condolences may be left at www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

Don’t delay, enter BIA today!

first_imgMake sure you get your entries in for the Baking Industry Awards before the 7 May deadline. The Awards, now in their 23rd year, celebrate the very best of the British baking industry, and are attended by key players from across the industry.The Awards are open to businesses of all sizes, from a one-shop outlet, to the largest industrial plant manufacturers.They are a great way to showcase your talents and achievements to current and potential customers and industry peers, as well as achieving recognition for yourself and your business. Entrants do not need to be a supplier of customer of any of the category sponsors.The list of categories to enter is as follows:* In-Store Bakery of the Year – sponsored by Dawn Foods* Baker of the Year – sponsored by Vandemoortele* Confectioner of the Year – sponsored by Rich Products* Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by ADM Milling* Bakery Supplier of the Year – sponsored by Sainsbury’s* Celebration Cake Maker of the Year – sponsored by Renshawnapier* The Innovation Award – sponsored by Asda* The Craft Business Award – sponsored by Rank Hovis* The Customer Focus Award – sponsored by CSM (United Kingdom)So don’t delay, get your entry form in today! For more details or to enter go to www. bakeryawards.co.uk, or email Kelly Langridge on [email protected] or call 01293 610422.last_img read more