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first_imgIf finding a new copy of Workers World in your mailbox or on your computer every week excites you, it’s time you started giving back to WW.This weekly delivery of class truth — an infusion of Marxist-Leninist thought and class struggle — is now unusual in the United States. Workers World is one of the last weekly revolutionary socialist newspapers printed and distributed in this country. We are proud that we are able to hand the paper directly to workers at union meetings or on picket lines, in the subways or at bus stops, or at protests against police violence, or for $15 an hour and a union.But printing, mailing and posting the paper 51 weeks a year cost a lot of money. Much more than is covered by our modest $30 subscription fee or $1 per issue. We feel strongly that we need to keep the price low so that the vast majority of people can afford it. All of our staff contribute their time, talent and socialist viewpoint to help subsidize the paper and make it accessible to our readers.That’s why we appeal to our readers and subscribers for various kinds of financial help. Twice a year, spring and fall, we make an appeal for funds to specifically help subsidize production of WW. Now we’re about to conclude the Fall Fund Drive. We hope you’ll give as generously as you can so WW can begin a new year of struggle on a sound financial footing. Keeping the paper strong during the coming election year is essential to showing what sets our socialist candidates apart from other third parties, let alone the two ruling-class parties.Write checks to Workers World Fund Drive, and send them to Workers World, 147 W. 24th St., 2nd floor, New York, NY 10011. Include your name and address. Or donate online at workers.org/articles/donate/.If you’d like to help build the paper throughout the whole year, you can join the Workers World Supporter Program and give either a lump sum or a monthly donation. We set up the Workers World Supporter Program 38 years ago to invite our subscribers to join in building WW. Members receive a year’s subscription to WW, a monthly letter about timely issues or new publications from World View Forum, and five free trial subscriptions to give to friends — all for a donation of $75 a year. For $100 a year you also get any book from World View Forum. For $300 a year (only $25 a month) you get your pick of five books or PVN videos. You can always contribute more.Take the time today to keep the voice of struggle for revolutionary socialism loud and clear by mailing a check to Workers World and indicate how you wish to contribute — either to the Fall Fund Drive or by joining the Workers World Supporter Program.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU ‘Leading On’ from the concert stage

first_imgBrandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Linkedin Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleClub volleyball offers ‘happy medium’ between intramural and Division INext articleGreeks join together to celebrate friendship, gather donations Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Brandon Kitchin Twitter printThe people behind TCU’s new marketing campaign “Lead On” said it’s meant to encourage the campus to embrace TCU’s uniqueness, diversity and the transformative stories and experiences that promote what it means to be a Horned Frog.After a 16-month qualitative study of the university, each college will get the chance to be represented in the form of a documentary highlighting a member of that college. The first installment took to the concert stage, where Dr. Germán Gutiérrez has led students to perform extravagant symphonies around the world as well as inspiring young musicians in Latin America in his efforts to building better members of a global society.“When a student gets an instrument, they will never get a weapon later on,” Gutiérrez, the Director of Orchestras, said in the documentary. “That’s like a shield for them, and that way I think that we are rescuing people and building a better generation not only of musicians but citizens.”Lead On is meant to convey TCU’s effort to rally students and faculty to make a difference in people’s lives, said Stephanie Barkow, account planning director of BVK, the Milwaukee-based ad agency that helped develop the campaign.Gutiérrez represented the College of Fine Arts with his story of using his symphony orchestra to inspire better leaders, as well as helping save lives.Gutiérrez has conducted at TCU since 1996. It is his first and only job. He said he has always pushed for diversity in the School of Music. He said he proposed the Latin-American Music Festival, which has been held biannually since 1998.“I saw the opportunity to enhance our relationship with the Latino community with me being Latino-American,” he said. “Number two was to benefit our school and that diversity we are talking about. Let me see if I can bring the best from Latin America to TCU.” The dual-interaction between culture and music he said, enriches the life of musicians and helps to build ethical leaders. Gutiérrez has taken his symphony abroad to give them that immersive experience. In 2013 , he took students to Argentina. He said he remembers students being in awe of Buenos Aires and the sounds of ensembles playing music at such a high level. He said students would say “oh my God, we didn’t know about this,” and how that was such a powerful life lesson for them.“I think diversity is essential today, we need to know about each other and TCU has a special interest in globalization,” Dr. Gutiérrez said. (TCU 360/Brandon Kitchin)“You need to give the opportunity to go and visit [other places] and if you don’t have the opportunity to go and visit then bring someone there to go and talk to you about it,” Gutiérrez said.He said meeting people different than you teaches respect and that’s one reason why he was glad to be part of the Lead On campaign. “I firmly believe that diversity enriches everybody’s life, you know for our community to learn from other cultures and for those cultures to come and learn what is the best in America,” Gutiérrez said.Another way Gutiérrez recognizes his students is by including their music for their country in the concert programs. He said it’s not that difficult to recognize that some of his musicians are from very distant places like China, Russia, Australia, or his home of Colombia, for example.In his country, he said music has saved lives. Narcotics and guerrillas are prominent in Colombia, he said.  The government pours money into programs such as the arts and music to give young people the opportunity to do something positive. “You try to put the students into beautiful disciplines like the arts at a very early age and you change their soul immediately,” Gutiérrez said. “The art starts to protect them from going into the wrong track and that can be very beneficial.”  Gutiérrez also supervises youth orchestras in Colombia, Mexico and Peru. ——————————————————————————————————————————–The Lead On campaign was launched in late August with an “anthem” video. Diversity in the Media students Ross Harvey, Griffin Conboy, Richard Edgemon and Hunter Smith compiled reactions students had to the video and to campus diversity in general.BVK’s Barkow said everyone’s passion was the most exciting part of the process in working with TCU. “It was contagious,” she said. “It was amazing to see a group of truly good people be so passionate about this school, the work that it is doing in students’ lives and around the world.”Syler-Jones agreed.“The experience and the culture came through,” she said. “You didn’t hear a lot of disconnect between the groups, you heard a lot of people coming back and saying the same thing about the institution and for me, that was nice to see.”Anastasia Flores (TCU 360/Kennedy Harvey)Sophomore Anastasia Flores said she was encouraged after watching the brand anthem video. “TCU is trying their best to encourage other ethnicities to come into the school so that it is diverse,” Flores said. “Anyone can come here, not just a certain stereotype, and that is important to remember.”Syler-Jones explained that the brand anthem video serves as the summary for the research and the documentaries showcasing each college are the chapters in a book. The next chapter video will be on the College of Science & Engineering featuring environmental science professor Mike Slattery. Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline.center_img Facebook Twitter Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Linkedin Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick adlast_img read more

Pasadena’s Union Station Homeless Services Awarded $15,000 Grant from Bank of America

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Giving Back Pasadena’s Union Station Homeless Services Awarded $15,000 Grant from Bank of America From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 7:35 pm Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Union Station Homeless Services, a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless individuals and families rebuild their lives, has been awarded a $15,000 economic mobility grant by Bank of America.The funds from the grant will support Union Station Homeless Services’ life-saving programs and services for people experiencing homelessness in San Gabriel Valley, a Union Station statement said Tuesday.“Bank of America’s funding will help Union Station continue to rebuild lives and end homelessness in San Gabriel Valley,” Anne Miskey, Union Station’s CEO, said. “We are incredibly grateful for their long-standing support which enables us to effect real change in our communities and in the lives of our clients.”Union Station Homeless Services will also be hosting a Bank of America Student Leader this summer. Jonathan Stephens will serve an eight -week paid internship funded by Bank of America and will the organization’s volunteer department improve and develop systems, policies, and communication to better engage volunteers and community.Founded in 1973, the nonprofit is celebrating 45 years of service this year and is the lead coordinator of homeless services in San Gabriel Valley, working with more than 60 service providers to support vulnerable community members, including chronically homeless individuals, veterans, and families.“Union Station is a long-time partner in our efforts to help put people and families back on the path to economic stability,” Raul Anaya, Bank of America president for the Los Angeles market, said. “Many of us are just one life event away from needing basic services like food and emergency shelter, so the bank works with nonprofits that provide those critical needs so that barriers to economic stability can be removed.”Aside from advocating for permanent housing for the homeless, Union Station Homeless Services also maintains an Adult Center that provides transitional housing, meals, case management and life skills for at least 56 homeless adults at any given time, and a Family Center which provides temporary housing to over 50 parents and children.The organization also promotes employment for the homeless as a vital step on the road to independence. Its resources provide career development, job search support, and career planning to job seekers with employment barriers.For more information, visit its website, www.unionstationhs.org. Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Veracyte to Present at 10th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Veracyte to Present at 10th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Previous articleWidespread power outages, icy conditions hobble food supplyNext articleTrump-McConnell feud threatens Republicans’ path to power Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Housing Market Gets a Vote of Confidence from Builders

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 17, 2018 1,687 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago builders Buyers Confidence Homes HOUSING market Sales tax bill 2018-01-17 Staff Writer Subscribe  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago After reaching an 18-year high of 74 points in December, builder confidence for newly built single-family homes dropped slightly in January to 72 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) / Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Despite this fall, builders remain confident about the year ahead as demand for housing rises along with an overall strong economy. “Builders are confident that changes to the tax code will promote the small business sector and boost broader economic growth,” said Randy Noel, Chairman of NAHB, on the overall confidence of NAHB members in the housing market.The monthly HMI index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months on a scale of good, fair, or poor. The survey also asks NAHB members to rate traffic of prospective buyers. Scores for each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good rather than poor.The three HMI components posted minor losses in January with the index measuring buyer traffic falling four points to 54, the component charting current sales conditions dropping one point to 79, and the component gauging sales expectations for the next six months falling a point to 78.“The HMI gauge for future sales expectations has remained in the 70s, a sign that housing demand should continue to grow in 2018. As the overall economy strengthens, owner-occupied household formation increases, and supply of existing home inventories tightens, we can expect the single-family housing market to make further gains this year,” said Robert Dietz, Chief Economist at NAHB.Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the Western region rose two points to 81, the South increased one point to 73, the Midwest rose a single point to 70, and the Northeast climbed five points to 59. Related Articles Share Savecenter_img Housing Market Gets a Vote of Confidence from Builders in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Market Gets a Vote of Confidence from Builders Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: After Delay, Powell and Montgomery Noms Proceed to Full Senate Next: Mortgage & LGBT Leaders Collaborate for Diversity in Chicago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: builders Buyers Confidence Homes HOUSING market Sales tax billlast_img read more

Longtime teacher, coach remembered fondly by many

first_img “Mrs. Renfroe was very knowledgeable about basketball and she was a good coach,” Slaughter said. “Back then, we dressed in a classroom and she would go out while we dressed. Then she would come back in and talk to us. She was real even tempered and never got upset.”Mrs. Renfroe was an inventive motivator.“Sometimes she would pay us for every free shot that we made,” Slaughter said and added laughing. “One game, Dewey Botts won the game for us on free shots that she paid for.”Slaughter said some of his fondest memories are of the wonderfully sweet and wise woman who hauled a bunch of country boys around to ball games on her 52 Ford.“She cared about us and we knew it,” he said. “And, her caring didn’t stop when she left the classroom. When my son, Anthony, played basketball at Pike Liberal Arts, she came to see all his home games. She said he was like a grandson and she wanted to support him.”And, it’s for her commitment to young people and to sports that Mildred Renfroe will be remembered by so many and so lovingly and so fondly by her family.“Mildred was the best sister-in-law that anyone could ever have,” said Betty Hixon. “She loved her family and she supported us in every way. Her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her heart. She was there for every birthday and every special occasion and for every ballgame any of them played.“In June, she was at the ballpark for a tee ball game some of her great-grandchildren were playing in. She sat in a wheelchair to watch. It was one of the last games she saw.”Dan Smith, Troy Parks and Recreation director, said he has never known anyone to be more supportive of their family and of young people.“Many people have laid a foundation for the quality of life in Troy and Pike County and Mrs. Renfroe was certainly one of them,” Smith said. “She and her family have been involved our sports programs for many years. They put their hearts into sports have helped make our sports programs what they are today.”Smith said Mrs. Renfroe was a fixture at the Sportsplex in support of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all of the young people.“I hope that many people will remember her and look to her as an example of how we should be there for our families and support the young people of our community,” he said.Mildred Renfroe’s love of family was evident in all that she did and her commitment to all of those whose lives touched her was evident in the way she cared about others, her granddaughter Shannon Hudson said.Speaking for all the family, Hudson said there are no words that can adequately express what Mildred Renfroe meant to each and every one of them.“She was the best grandmother in the world,” she said. “She was a great, great lady and we loved her so much. If I can be just half the lady that she was, I’ll be doing good.” Mrs. Renfroe taught science and boys’ physical education at Banks and also coached the boys’ basketball and baseball teams and her teams won a lot of trophies for the small county school.Mallory Slaughter of Brundidge was one of the Banks boys who had the good fortune to play for Mrs. Renfroe.“She was my favorite teacher and she knew how to get along with young boys,” he said. “I remember she said that to teach boys you have to learn not to hear everything that is said. She knew what to hear and what not to hear and we all got along fine.”Slaughter said some of the boys wondered about having a woman for a coach but they didn’t wonder long. You Might Like Pike Animal Shelter begins planning for second annual Fur Fest Animal lovers put on your goggles because the fur is about to fly. Chris Schubert, Pike Animal Shelter board member,… read more By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Mildred Renfroe once said that there are two things in this world that really matter — love and people.And, it was her love of people that made her so special to her family, her friends, the knobby-kneed little boys she coached, the children she taught and the hundreds she cheered on at the ball fields of Pike County.Mrs. Renfroe’s death on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, brought sadness to Pike County. Those who knew her will remember her with a heavy but cheerful heart. Next UpWilda Steele taught with Mrs. Renfroe at Banks School from 1960-80 and said one memory stands clear.“Mildred never said one negative thing about a single soul,” Steele said. “She was one of the kindest, most caring people that I have ever known. She was just a good, good person and she was an outstanding teacher and role model.“She was not a dictatorial type person. She didn’t yell and scream but she didn’t have to. All of the students had a lot of respect for her. She was a fine person and I’ve never known anyone like her. She was one of a kind.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Email the authorcenter_img Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Longtime teacher, coach remembered fondly by many Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthRemember Them? 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Coronavirus updates: US marks deadliest week of pandemic

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 68.4 million people and killed over 1.5 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news developed Wednesday. All times Eastern:Dec 09, 8:28 pmUS records over 3,000 deaths for first timeThe COVID Tracking Project reported Wednesday that 3,054 Americans died the previous day from the coronavirus, setting a new daily record.The seven-day average of new daily deaths (2,276) also set a record, according to the health data.“The 7-day average for COVID-19 deaths are at an all-time high as deaths are rising throughout the country. The previous single-day record was on May 7 at 2,769 deaths,” the tracking project tweeted.Daily hospitalizations also continued to set records as 106,688 Americans are currently hospitalized, according to the data. The seven-day average of hospitalizations was 102,580, another record.Over 209,000 new coronavirus cases were reported on Wednesday, according to the tracking project.“[California] reported a new single-day case record at 30,851. This is the second-highest case count since 12/6,” the tracking project tweeted.Dec 09, 8:11 pmUS cases and deaths show dramatic increases: HHSCOVID-19 cases and deaths continued to grow dramatically following Thanksgiving, according to an internal memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that was obtained by ABC News.The country recorded 1,414,153 new cases between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9, according to HHS. This represents a 25.4% increase from the previous seven-day period, the memo said.There were 15,588 new deaths recorded from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9, which was a 44.9% jump in new fatalities compared with the previous week, according to the memo.Roughly 31% of U.S. hospitals have more than 80% of their intensive care unit beds filled, HHS reported.Several states saw new records during the last seven days, according to the memo.In Alabama, new weekly coronavirus deaths increased by 158% with 312 new fatalities recorded, according to HHS.On Dec. 7, 19 Georgia hospital ICUs could not accept any more patients, the memo said.Dec 09, 7:55 pmFDA authorizes over-the-counter home COVID-19 testThe FDA authorized LabCorp’s Pixel COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit Wednesday for use by patients 18 years and older without a prescription.The test allows a customer to self-collect a nasal swab sample at home and then send that sample for testing to LabCorp. The company will phone the customer with the results.The at-home test is currently available for purchase online and the company is taking requests from retailers to sell it in stores.LabCorp told ABC News it will screen requests to limit it to people who meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing in order to limit backlogs in their labs.Dec 09, 5:54 pmLA County health director breaks down as over 9,200 new cases recordedLos Angeles County Health Director Barbara Ferrer broke down as she revealed the latest tallies of coronavirus cases and deaths Wednesday.There were 9,243 new cases and 75 new deaths recorded Wednesday, according to the health department. The county has seen 475,271 total cases and 8,075 total deaths during the pandemic.“The more terrible truth is that over 8,000 people who were beloved members of their families are not coming back and their deaths are an incalculable loss to their friends and their family, as well as our community,” Ferrer said while breaking down in tears.Roughly 3,200 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles, 23% of whom are in the intensive care unit and 15% on ventilators, according to the health department.“Given that we are just now seeing the hospitalizations from the Thanksgiving holiday, we anticipate that the number will continue to grow over the next few weeks with potentially 700 new daily COVID hospitalizations in just one week from now,” Dr. Christina Ghaly, director of the LA County Health Services Department, said.-ABC News’ Cammeron ParrishDec 09, 4:54 pmBig Ten Conference changes rules, Ohio State eligible for championship gameThe Big Ten Conference Administrators Council voted Wednesday to eliminate the game minimum requirement for teams to play in the conference championship, clearing the way for Ohio State to play for the title despite only playing five games this season due to COVID-19 cancellations.Among the cancellations was this weekend’s game against University of Michigan after Michigan reported “an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and student-athletes in quarantine.”The conference said, “The decision was based on a competitive analysis which determined that Ohio State would have advanced to the Big Ten Football Championship Game based on its undefeated record and head-to-head victory over Indiana regardless of a win or loss against Michigan.”Ohio State will play Northwestern in the Big Ten Football Championship Game.The conference had voted prior to the season that a team must played at least six games to qualify for the title game.Dec 09, 4:25 pmCalifornia sees 30,000 new cases in 1 dayCalifornia recorded 30,851 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the state’s case total to over 1.42 million.The Golden State’s seven-day positivity rate stands at 10%.California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered regions to follow a stay-at-home order if their intensive care unit capacity falls below 15%.The San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions have already met this criteria and are under stay-at-home orders until at least Dec. 28.The Greater Sacramento region now meets the criteria and a stay-at-home order will go into effect there the night of Dec. 10.Northern California and the Bay Area are the two remaining regions with ICU capacities above 15%.Dec 09, 4:21 pm2.9 million doses to go out immediately upon FDA authorizationOnce the FDA approves the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, 2.9 million doses will go out immediately in the U.S., said Gen. Gus Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command. The second batch of 2.9 million will be close behind, within 21 days, Perna said.Twenty million Americans are expected to be vaccinated by the end of 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said.“We remain confident that across our portfolio of multiple vaccines, we will have enough doses for any American who wants a vaccine by the end of the second quarter of 2021,” Azar said.After two allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTechvaccine were reported in the United Kingdom, Moncef Slaoui, Trump’s chief scientific adviser on vaccines, told reporters, “The expectation would be that subjects with known severe reaction, allergic reaction, should not take the vaccine, until we understand exactly what happened here.”ABC News’ Anne Flaherty contributed to this report.Dec 09, 4:10 pmUS marks deadliest week since beginning of pandemicThe last week marks the deadliest week for the U.S. since the beginning of the pandemic, with 15,578 deaths — roughly equivalent to 92 deaths reported every hour.The U.S. is now averaging more than 200,000 new cases each day — three times higher than the country’s summer peak in July, and more than six times higher than the country’s spring peak in April.There has not been a single day with less than 100,000 daily cases for the last five straight weeks, according to an ABC News analysis of data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project.In the last week alone, the U.S. has reported 1.4 million new COVID-19 cases, more than any other week on record, and equivalent to 1 in every 231 Americans testing positive.With numerous days now over the 200,000 mark, the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases has increased by 87% in the last month.ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos contributed to this report.Dec 09, 2:27 pmPennsylvania governor tests positivePennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and is isolating at home.“I have no symptoms and am feeling well,” Wolf said in a statement. “I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all of my duties remotely.”Wolf’s wife has been tested and is awaiting results.Dec 09, 2:13 pmGermany reports record rise in deathsA record 590 new fatalities were reported in Germany on Wednesday, beating the record previously set Tuesday of 568 new deaths, the Robert Koch-Institute reported.Germany has now lost 19,932 lives to COVID-19.“A reversal of this trend so far is not in sight,” German Deputy Government spokesperson Martina Fietz said, adding that in some regions, hospitals are reaching their limits.“With more than 4,200 people in intensive care, the number is considerably higher than in the spring,” Fietz said.Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke in parliament Wednesday, pleading with regional leaders to enforce tighter regulations to stop the spread.Over 1.2 million people in Germany have been diagnosed.ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Dec 09, 11:51 amCanada authorizes Pfizer vaccineCanada has authorized the Pfizer vaccine, becoming the third country to do so after the United Kingdom and Bahrain.Canada’s health department said, “after a thorough, independent review of the evidence, Health Canada has determined that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine meets the Department’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements for use in Canada.”ABC News’ Kirit Radia contributed to this report.Dec 09, 11:51 amBaltimore mayor shuts down indoor, outdoor dining Baltimore will shut down indoor and outdoor dining beginning Friday, said Mayor Brandon Scott, who was sworn in on Tuesday.Restaurants can offer takeout and delivery.Scott’s order also sets a 25% capacity limit at retail stores, religious institutions, gyms and malls.The new rules come as Maryland reported a record number of hospitalizations during the pandemic — 1,715 patients — surpassing the previous peak in April.ABC News’ Dee Carden contributed to this report.Dec 09, 10:50 amRudy Giuliani says he’ll be discharged from hospital todayPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told WABC Radio that he’ll be discharged from the hospital Wednesday afternoon following his COVID-19 diagnoses.“I feel just about 100% right now,” he said.Giuliani said he will isolate for a few more days “because the way they calculate it, I probably got it [the virus] about seven, eight days ago.” Seven days ago, Giuliani was in Michigan, testifying at the state’s House Oversight Committee hearing for suspicion of voter fraud. The next day, he appeared at a hearing at the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee to contest that state’s results.ABC News’ Ben Gittleson contributed to this report.Dec 09, 10:34 amFauci: Speed of vaccine development ‘was not compromising safety’Dr. Anthony Fauci stressed Wednesday that the speed of vaccine development “was not compromising safety, nor was it compromising scientific integrity.”“The speed is really a reflection of the extraordinary scientific advances that have been made that allowed us to do things in weeks to months that normally would have taken several years,” Fauci explained at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Summit. “The process that went into deciding the safety and efficacy was both independent and transparent.”“We’ve got to be doing a lot of community engagement and community outreach to get people to understand,” Fauci said.ABC News’ Sophie Tatum contributed to this report.Dec 09, 8:11 amPassenger tests positive on Royal Caribbean cruise shipAn 83-year-old passenger on board Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Singapore’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.The passenger had reported to the ship’s medical center with symptoms and was tested with PCR equipment on board. The 83-year-old was immediately isolated after getting the results.Close contacts of the individual have tested negative and have been quarantined.Singapore’s National Public Health Laboratory will re-test that sample and a second sample will be taken to verify the results.An epidemiological investigation has been initiated and contact tracing is in progress, the Ministry of Health said. The remaining passengers and crew will remain on board until contact tracing is complete. All passengers will undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing before they are allowed to leave the terminal at Marina Bay Cruise Centre.Dec 09, 7:00 amUK regulators say people with a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn’t get Pfizer’s COVID-19 shotAuthorities in the U.K. were investigating reports of two allergic reactions to the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech — a day after the country started its historic inoculation program.Dr. June Raine, head of the U.K. regulatory body Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said the agency was looking at two reports of allergic reactions to the vaccine, which rolled out yesterday.“We know from the very extensive clinical trials that this wasn’t a feature but if we need to strengthen our advice… we get that advice to the field immediately,” said Raine.The vaccine is believed to be both safe and 95% effective, according to Pfizer/BioNTech. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to hold a hearing for emergency use of the drug on Thursday.“There have been two cases of anaphylactoid reactions in individuals with a strong past history of allergic reactions both of whom carried an adrenaline auto injector,” the National Health Service (NHS) said in a statement on Wednesday. “These individuals developed symptoms of anaphylactoid reaction shortly after receiving the vaccine. Both recovered after appropriate treatment. We are seeking further information and will issue further advice following investigation.”Pfizer/BioNTech have not yet commented on these latest findings.Professor Stephen Powis, national Medical Director for the NHS, said: “As is common with new vaccines the MHRA have advised on a precautionary basis that people with a significant history of allergic reactions do not receive this vaccination after two people with a history of significant allergic reactions responded adversely yesterday. Both are recovering well.”Dec 09, 5:50 amRussia reports over 26,000 new cases in the past dayRussia registered 26,190 new coronavirus infections and 559 fatalities linked with the virus over the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.In Moscow, 5,145 new infections and 75 fatalities have been confirmed over the same time, according to official information.The all-time high of 29,000 new cases was registered just last weekend but since then the number has been declining.Since the start of the pandemic, Russia has confirmed 2,541,199 coronavirus infections and 44,718 deaths, officials have said.Dec 09, 5:16 amNikki Haley says sister-in-law has died from COVIDFormer U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has announced on Twitter that her sister-in-law Rhonda Lee Nelson has died from COVID-19. “Today we said goodbye to Michael’s sister, Rhonda, who passed the day before Thanksgiving of Covid. She ministered to many inside and outside of the church. She loved God, her family & all who knew her. She will be missed,” Haley said in her tweet.No other details were provided regarding Nelson’s death but the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in the state of Ohio has been on the rise in recent weeks.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Letters

first_img Comments are closed. LettersOn 19 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. This week’s lettersDoes workplace motivation hold productivity key? That Britain has a productivity problem is clear (News, 22 October).Estimates vary, but the gap with the US is between 35 and 40 per cent and withGermany is between 11 and 15 per cent. This is worrying in itself, but what is more worrying is the fact that thisproductivity gap is not new. We have had a productivity gap with Germany andthe US since about 1900, so something fundamental must be wrong. What is evenmore worrying is that if you look at any reliable source of productivity data,it is clear that Britain has as much capital invested per man hour as Germany,for example, but still has lower productivity. The only conclusion to draw from this is that the way in which Britain’s companiesare managed is at the heart of the problem. Yet British managers have beenfollowing the mantra of high performance with religious verve for the last 20years at least. Maybe the problem is deeper than that and is at the heart of workplacemotivation. Why is it, for instance, that the German workforce of a globalcompany is twice as productive as its UK counterpart? Training and motivationhave been shown to be critical, as is the psychological engagement of theworkforce in the work process itself. These are issues we are addressing at the Work Foundation through the Workand Enterprise Panel of Inquiry. I would urge readers to become involved sothat we really can begin to make a difference to UK productivity through UKworkplaces. For more information go to: www.theworkfoundation.com/research/workProf Rebecca Harding Chief economist, The Work Foundation We must ‘sell’ the voluntary career Recent research conducted for ACEVO among leaders in the third sector foundthat there is a major issue around recruitment of full-time staff andvolunteers. This supports the findings of the National Council for VoluntaryOrganisations salary survey (News, 12 November). A study by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisationsfound that the main reason is the issue of low pay. This is especially true forsenior management and professional roles such as finance manager, who wouldexpect to receive a five-figure increase in salary if they did the same job inthe private sector. Recruitment difficulties are most likely to occur in these senior positionsas they offer fewer intrinsic rewards and are more similar to private-sectorpositions. One voluntary sector leader suggested that organisations need toimprove the whole package to attract staff in the future – such as the personaldevelopment the position can offer. Additionally, with about 1 in 50 of the national paid workforce working involuntary sector employment, contracts and HR processes have had to become moreformalised. Organisations are attempting to improve employment policy andresponding more quickly to changes in employment law, for example, to keep pacewith other organisations in the battle to retain the best talent. But working in the sector is not just about money. There are non-financialbenefits – the focus of activities is commonly on the front line, offeringstaff an opportunity for a great deal of input in the organisation and itsdecision-making processes. Further, the sense of doing something that makes a difference, the trainingand development opportunities, promotion prospects or experiences they may notget elsewhere are considered to be ‘pull’ factors. Leaders have to ensure that these benefits remain if staff are to beretained and attracted to the sector. Stephen Bubb Chief executive, ACEVO Fobbed off by Van den Burgh reply I was fascinated to see the reply interim manager Geraldine Dawson receivedfrom socialist MEP Ieke van den Burgh about the draft Agency Workers Directive(Letters, 29 October). It is identical in every word to the reply I received after sending her avery long e-mail over the problems that the directive will create in itscurrent form. I wondered why she had failed to answer any of my points orquestions. I e-mailed back another long missive making a few more points, and even somehelpful suggestions. This time a very short reply came back from her assistant.It seems that Ieke van den Burgh cannot be bothered with replying toindividuals. She would rather send a standard ‘letter’ and if they have the cheek toquestion her further, fob them off with the old ‘reply from the assistant’routine. So much for Europe listening to, and consulting with business – no changethere then. Roger Brown Senior partner, Endale & Company Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

USU Football Sets 34 School Records In 2018

first_imgAmong the records for the 11-2 squad include 10 consecutive wins, a 10-1 start to the season, being ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 for four straight weeks, four 60-point games, seven 50-point games and nine 40-point games. Sophomore quarterback Jordan Love also set five school records, including 32 touchdown passes, 3,567 passing yards, seven 300-yard passing games, 234 points responsible for and being named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week five times. January 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Football Sets 34 School Records In 2018 Tags: Jordan Love/Mountain West Conference/The Associated Press/USU Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Per a Monday report, Utah State’s athletic department confirms the Aggies’ football squad set 34 school records in 2018.center_img Other records of significance included 79 touchdowns, eclipsing the 60 the Aggies scored in 2011 and 47.5 points per game as well as 618 net points scored on the season. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Washington Football Team’s Ron Rivera talks cancer treatment, support and commitment to his team

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC NewsBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the 2020 NFL season continues, one head coach has committed to sticking with his Sunday routine even in the face of an ongoing cancer battle.Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) in the offseason and receives five treatments a week. But he has vowed to push ahead with the support of his team, family and fans.“First of all it’s who I am. Listening to the doctors talking about how important it is to try and do as much of your routine as possible, but they also tell you be careful, listen to your body,” he told ABC News’ Good Morning America about his decision to remain active with his new team this season. “There’s also people watching me. I’m trying to set the example.”“Hey, RBG she went through it, so I figure I can too,” he added of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who died at 87 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.Rivera said “I’m feelin pretty good” after the team’s matchup on Sunday.“Once we got done with the game, I hydrated,” he said. “We went home. I tried to eat. Watched a little football. I honestly was in bed by about 8.”The NFL veteran and first-year head coach of the newly renamed D.C-based organization saw a massive show of support on Sunday with a Coach’s Corner at FedEx Field. Hundreds of cardboard cutouts raised money in Rivera’s name for the American Cancer Society.“It means a lot. You know, when I first was diagnosed, I was angry,” he said. “People have reached out and talked to me and have given me their examples or just sent their well wishes. It helps push me forward and I think that’s so important. When you go through something like this, you need a support system. When you have the right type of people pushing you, man, I tell you what it really helps. It gets your momentum going forward.”One of the cutouts in Rivera’s cheering section was of his late brother Mickey who died of pancreatic cancer in 2015.“That really hit me — cause Mickey was such a fighter. Just to see him again,” he said. “That hit home — It was awesome.”There was also an additional cutout of his mom, which he said was technically her “first time” at an NFL game since he has been a head coach.“She refuses to go because she doesn’t like people yelling at her son,” Rivera said with a laugh.Rivera, 58, also touched on the importance of health care for anyone who’s facing a similar diagnosis.“There’s so much that goes into this and it’s so expensive,” he said. “Everybody deserves the opportunity to fight and fight with everything they’re given. This is the opportunity now. People have to go out and vote. They have to vote their conscience because it’s important.”Now on the downhill swing of his treatment timeline, Rivera remembered what the late ESPN anchor and SportsCenter host Stuart Scott, who died in 2015 of cancer, said.“I’ve got three weeks left. One more cycle left to go of chemo. I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “As Stuart Scott said, you know, ‘I have it. It doesn’t have me and it’s not how far I have to go, but how far I’ve gone.’”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. October 5, 2020 /Sports News – National Washington Football Team’s Ron Rivera talks cancer treatment, support and commitment to his team Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more