Gov. Cuomo gives NYS update on COVID-19

first_imgNEW YORK (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on the state’s progress regarding positive COVID-19 cases yesterday.  It’s going to take the work of all of us now to make sure we don’t go backwards on our hard-fought progress. We must all continue to wear our masks, wash our hands, remain socially distant, and above all, stay New York Tough.” Governor Cuomo said 1.07 percent of yesterday’s coronavirus tests taken in the state returned positive. Cuomo said the Southern Tier saw a positivity rate of 1.1 percent yesterday. In the state, the Governor reported there were 8 COVID related deaths. Excluding red zone areas in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland County, and Orange County, the percentage of positive test results was just below 1 percent at a rate of 0.96 percent. Governor Cuomo said, “Our numbers remain good news, even as clusters appear in certain areas of the state. Our testing system is so advanced that we were able to track clusters to 2.8 percent of the state’s population and attack the virus within that population,last_img read more

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Another hike in UK’s Air Passenger Duty

first_img Sharing is caring! Share St. John’s Antigua- Britain’s controversial Air Passenger Duty is being increased again, leaving industry bodies in the UK furious over the decision by chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne.The tax is one that continues to be heavily criticised by Antigua & Barbuda and the rest of the Caribbean, because of its alleged discriminatory nature and its negative impact on tourist destinations in the region.While the annual increase was widely expected, the government in London has been heavily criticised following an announcement during the Autumn Statement earlier on Wednesday.The Caribbean is continuing to lobby against a tax that some industry officials insist is also hurting the UK economy.Dale Keller, chief executive, Board of Airline Representatives in the UK, said the pre-Budget levels of APD could not be justified.He also argued that the latest increase takes Britain dangerously beyond the tipping point where the impact can only be negative to the economy.According to Keller, the announcement comes as unsurprising from a government that is not listening to the wider industry, or international opinion, and is self-destructive to its own objectives of attracting foreign investment and tourism.Osborne confirmed earlier that the tax on all long-haul flights and in premium cabins including those to the Caribbean will rise by £2 (EC$9) per passenger from April 2013.The levy on short-haul economy flights will remain at £13 (EC$56).The government has also introduced a new tax rate for private jets, which were previously exempt from APD.Passengers on flights with fewer than 19 seats will have to pay £52 or EC$225 to £376 or a little over EC$1,600, depending on the length of flight, again from April 2013.Antigua Observer LifestyleTravel Another hike in UK’s Air Passenger Duty by: – December 6, 2012 Sharecenter_img 51 Views   one comment Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Cadiao urges brgys to set up quarantine centers

first_imgIn preparation, other towns have already converted their municipal gyms or municipal-owned buildings as isolation centers. SAN JOSE, Antique – Gov. Rhodora Cadiao urged villages in this province to help municipal governments accommodate returning residents by establishing their own coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quarantine facilities.She made the call through the 18 Liga ng mga Barangay presidents, hoping all chairmen of the 590 villages will also assist in this one. LSIs and overseas Filipino workers who could no longer be accommodated at the municipal government’s isolation facilities will stay in the barangay isolation facilities. “The BHERT will have to monitor twice every day the body temperature of the persons under quarantine,” he said, adding that early detection of COVID-19 signs and symptoms is important. Deo Cortejo, who represented the Department of the Interior and Local Government provincial office during the meeting, said the role of village captains is not only to establish isolation facilities but also to manage these with the help of their Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams. “It would still take time (before) we could have the vaccine against COVID-19 and we still have locally stranded individuals (LSIs) coming home. It would be best that there will be barangay isolation facilities for them,” she said during their meeting held at the Binirayan gymnasium here on July 7. Gov. Rhodra Cadiao of Antique urges her barangay chairpersons to assist the provincial government by establishing their own village quarantine facilities for locally stranded individuals and repatriated overseas Filipino workers during their meeting at the Binirayan Gymnasium in San Jose town on July 7. PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE All 18 municipalities of this province currently use the schools owned by the Department of Education as quarantine centers. However, local government units (LGUs) are only allowed to use these until July 15. As of Tuesday, this province has 18 COVID-19 recoveries, two active cases and no death recorded. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Erickson: This may be the end, but it’s not goodbye

first_imgWell, it’s certainly been a brief four years my friends.I’ve covered countless beats during that time. I toiled through rebuilding seasons with the soccer teams, a season with each tennis team respectively as they tried to find the right mix, two wonderful years with the women’s hockey team that ended in a national title and, of course, two years with the football team that were each capped with return trips to the Rose Bowl.But no beat was closer to my heart than men’s hockey.Yes, I’ll admit it: I love hockey with unquantified passion.After a season of struggle, the hockey team almost had me convinced I was going to cover another down year for my final lap on the beat after a 1-7-2 start. As fans and critics tried to persuade me with their outsider beliefs that head coach Mike Eaves should be fired or that this team with all their talent was such a waste, I held onto my convictions that they were capable of something great.Enter the WCHA tournament.Sitting in the press box at the Xcel Energy Center, I was a ball of nerves for three days straight. On the verge of breaking out in tears at a Badgers’ loss, I was stunned again and again as Wisconsin continued to win game after game until that beautiful moment they hoisted the 2013 Broadmoor Trophy – the last one in the WCHA as it’s currently known.Their run earned them a spot in the NCAA tournament. With a fourth seed, Wisconsin traveled to Manchester, N.H. and got smacked by UMass-Lowell 6-1.I didn’t travel to Manchester. As far as I knew, my final days covering the team were some of the greatest I had ever experienced. A week later it was all finished, but I never had to say goodbye. I never shed a tear. The ending was perfect.And maybe that’s the way I need to leave not only The Badger Herald but also Madison — to let it go in this open-ended way.As far as I’m concerned these last four years – with all their ups and downs – are exactly like my final days covering hockey. They were wonderful, nerve-wracking and eventually made me feel like I was on top of the world.There was move-in freshman year, sporting a confident exterior that hid the well of insecurities, waiting to be unpacked in turn. The nerves set in but eventually went away.More than a year later, I was already covering a major sporting event: the Women’s hockey team’s 2011 NCAA Title. I was living a dream. I was covering the sport I love, doing exactly what I love. It felt like nothing could slow me down – not even a nasty bout of strep throat or the awful city that is Erie, Penn. (Apologies to any natives, but that town is not my cup of tea).And I didn’t slow down. During my junior year, I stepped into the football and men’s hockey beats. But I also faced my own personal crises; those few moments that creeped into my life every now and then, making me question whether I really wanted to write, whether I could really make a career of it. In the face of self-created, minor adversity, I knew I didn’t want to do anything else.Finally, my senior year, that playoff push and insane tournament run which just served as a quick metaphor for my college career.I’ve been dreading my ultimate goodbye to this wonderful city and all the brilliant people in it.So instead of worrying about it or attempting to write some perfectly worded farewell, I’m just not going to say anything.Sure, come Sunday, May 19 there will be tears and hugs all around as I part ways with some of my greatest friends and move onto the daunting, scary, real world. But there will be no goodbyes on my part.Until next time.Kelly is graduating in a week and, well, is thoroughly freaked out by it. She is moving back home to the great state of Minnesota to cover some baseball for the summer before worrying about finding a full-time job. Feel free to keep in touch via Twitter @kellymerickson.last_img read more

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Walusimbi set to miss SuperSport United tie

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia left back Godfrey Walusimbi attempts to go past AFC Leopards’ Dennis Sikhayi during the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5- Left back Godfrey Walusimbi is set to miss a fourth consecutive Gor Mahia match on Sunday as a tussle between him and the club’s management over unpaid sign-on fee persists with the Ugandan choosing to stay away from training.Walusimbi stayed away from the club’s CAF Champions League match against Esperance in Tunisia and the subsequent two Kenyan Premier League clashes against Nzoia Sugar and Vihiga United. Head coach Dylan Kerr speaking to Capital Sport after the team’s training session on Thursday evening has confirmed that Walusimbi is not in his plans for the CAF Confederations Cup game against SuperSport United.“Walusimbi is definitely not in the plan for this weekend’s game because he hasn’t trained. I bumped into him yesterday and I was actually shocked I thought probably it’s a mirage. But at least it was good to see him back in Kenya,” Kerr explained.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It has nothing to do with me; it has to do with the club. For me as a coach it is hard and it is hard for the players as well because they miss him. He has to sort it out with the club but we understand the situation the club is in right now so it’s a bit difficult for everybody,” the tactician added.Walusimbi is said to be owed a part of his sign-on fee agreed on with the club when he renewed his contract at the beginning of the season and he is frustrated that the management is not doing enough to offset the balance.Speaking previously to Capital Sport, Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda said that they would be offsetting some of the pending dues owed to players once the financial status of the club stabilizes.“First of all, we don’t know any salary arrears. We only owe a bit on sign-on fees and it is not only him (Walusimbi) we owe. At this moment the priority for us is to ensure that no one goes without a salary and with minimum finances off sponsorship, it is only logical for us to prioritize. But we will work to solve that issue,” Aduda commented.Kerr decried Walusimbi’s absence in their Champions League tie against Esperance in Tunis, saying he might have given them an edge and probably changed the outcome of the match. He however reckons he has to concentrate on the players he has in training.“For me, I have to concentrate on these lads who turn up here every day for training. I don’t think he will be part of the squad until he has his issues resolved. I don’t know when that is and it’s really a shame because he is a good lad,” Kerr further added.Apart from Walusimbi and the injured duo of Karim Nizigiyimana and Wellington Ochieng, Kerr will have a full squad to choose his best 18 for the SuperSport clash. Innocent Wafula will miss the tie as he wasn’t registered for the CAF assignments.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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