first_imgImage by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.ALBANY — Just under 50,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in October, roughly double the number who got the virus in September, according to state statistics.The increase mirrored one that has happened across the U.S. and in other nations this autumn, as people have relaxed their guard against the disease and returned to schools, shops, restaurants and other indoor activities.Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted that the rise in New York has been slower than in some other states. But he cautioned that there are “danger signs all around us.”“All I can do is warn New Yorkers and ask them to remember what worked for us, and what worked for us is discipline and (being) smart; that’s what worked for us, and we have to keep it up because these are dangerous, dangerous times,” Cuomo said. Over the last seven days in October an average of around 2,040 people per day tested positive for the virus in the state, up from around 680 people per day the last seven days in August.In early October the state tried to limit the spread of the virus by limiting public gatherings and ordering businesses and schools to close in a small number of virus hotspots. Since then, the average number of New Yorkers testing positive each day has increased by more than 50 percent, as has the number of people hospitalized with the virus. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Community Health Center of Burlington (CHCB) has received a grant award from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. The $25,000 grant will be used to support CHCB’s school-based dental program for low-income and uninsured Burlington children without a dental home. Over the last year, CHCB has seen a rise in the number of low-income, uninsured children seeking care at our school-based dental clinic. So far this school-year, 577 low-income, uninsured Burlington school children, who didn’t have a dental home, have been cared for at CHCB’s school-based dental clinic and over $19,000 of no-cost care has been provided to uninsured children. During the last school-year, CHCB provided over $34,000 in no-cost care for low-income, uninsured kids – a dramatic increase from previous years.CHCB thanks the Walmart Foundation and all of our generous community donors who support our mission of care. As Chittenden County’s sole safety-net medical and dental care provider CHCB’s mission is to ensure everyone has access to high quality, affordable medical and dental care. The generous support of our donors helps us keep investing in improving the health of our community.Through the State Giving Program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations with programs that align with their mission to create opportunities so people can live better lives. The State Giving Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations that serve a particular state or region with a focus on education, job skills training, environmental sustainability and health.For 39 years, The Community Health Center of Burlington has increased access to high quality health care for Vermonters, regardless of their ability to pay. One of Burlington’s largest family medical and dental practices and one of eight non-profit, federally qualified health centers in Vermont, the Health Center provides comprehensive health, dental, and human services to all community residents with special programs to ensure access to care for community residents who are uninsured or experiencing homelessness. Our special programs include: medical visits starting at $10 for the uninsured or 15% of the total cost for dental visits; free and low cost prescription programs; social work support; and interpreter services for non-English speaking patients. CHCB’s Homeless Health Care Program offers a full range of services at two specialized clinics, Safe Harbor Clinic for adults and families at 184 South Winooski Avenue and Pearl Street Clinic designed for at-risk youth and young adults located on Pearl Street. CHCB is a United Way of Chittenden County agency and is funded in part by a grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration and generous community support.last_img read more

first_imgMeanwhile, on November 4, employees working at a Spanish storage and freight logistics company were expecting to unload a container filled with food additives but were surprised to discover something else: 700 kilograms of cocaine shipped from a regular client in Guatemala. The cocaine was sorted into 350 bricks, each weighing two kilograms, wrapped in plastic and divided among 18 sports bags. A suspicious vessel was traveling about 70 kilometers east of Nicaragua’s coast, south of Corn Island, when Nicaraguan security forces made the interdiction and seized 11 bales of cocaine, which had a street value of $9.24 million (USD), as well as two AK-47 rifles. Narco-flights in Colombia decrease by 99 percent over a decade Between July and October, security forces with Operation MARTILLO seized about 14 tons of cocaine, worth an estimated $423 million (USD). The operation combines the forces of 10 countries in the Americas – Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Canada, and the United States – along with France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. These countries work together to share information and use their air, land, and maritime forces to counter illicit trafficking by limiting the use of Central America as a transit area. At-sea interdictions are highly coordinated, with the security forces of the participating countries working together to identify, stop, and search suspicious vessels. On October 25, Nicaraguan security forces working in support of Operation MARTILLO arrested three suspected drug smugglers and seized about 308 kilograms of cocaine. “In the more than 50 years that I’ve worked in this sector, this is the first time I’ve had something like this happen to me,” he told El País. Narco-flights in Colombia have decreased by 99 percent since 2004, the federal government recently announced. Colombian security forces have spotted six narco-planes in the country’s air space so far in 2014, according to the Colombian Air Force Press Office. “We were unloading the contents when we noticed several bundles of a substance that wasn’t supposed to be there,” he told Spanish daily El País. The owner declined to be identified by name. Meanwhile, on November 4, employees working at a Spanish storage and freight logistics company were expecting to unload a container filled with food additives but were surprised to discover something else: 700 kilograms of cocaine shipped from a regular client in Guatemala. Narco-flights in Colombia have decreased by 99 percent since 2004, the federal government recently announced. Colombian security forces have spotted six narco-planes in the country’s air space so far in 2014, according to the Colombian Air Force Press Office. “We were unloading the contents when we noticed several bundles of a substance that wasn’t supposed to be there,” he told Spanish daily El País. The owner declined to be identified by name. Narco-flights in Colombia decrease by 99 percent over a decade The cocaine was sorted into 350 bricks, each weighing two kilograms, wrapped in plastic and divided among 18 sports bags. Over a thousand kilograms of recent cocaine seizures and a milestone drop in Colombian narco-flights mark big gains victories in the international fight against drug trafficking. The decrease in narco-flights is attributable to effective operations by the Colombian military and police, who have dismantled several narco-trafficking rings; improved aerial surveillance; cooperated with neighboring countries in the fight against transnational crime; and carried out strong drug interdiction policies put in place by the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos. Spanish police seize 700 kilograms of cocaine coming from Guatemala Spanish police seize 700 kilograms of cocaine coming from Guatemala By Dialogo November 12, 2014 Catalan police believe the narco-traffickers put the cocaine into the container without informing the sender, planning to remove the drugs in Spain before the container reached its destination. However, the narco-traffickers failed to retrieve the cocaine, leaving the factory owner surprised. A suspicious vessel was traveling about 70 kilometers east of Nicaragua’s coast, south of Corn Island, when Nicaraguan security forces made the interdiction and seized 11 bales of cocaine, which had a street value of $9.24 million (USD), as well as two AK-47 rifles. Between July and October, security forces with Operation MARTILLO seized about 14 tons of cocaine, worth an estimated $423 million (USD). The operation combines the forces of 10 countries in the Americas – Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Canada, and the United States – along with France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. These countries work together to share information and use their air, land, and maritime forces to counter illicit trafficking by limiting the use of Central America as a transit area. At-sea interdictions are highly coordinated, with the security forces of the participating countries working together to identify, stop, and search suspicious vessels. On October 25, Nicaraguan security forces working in support of Operation MARTILLO arrested three suspected drug smugglers and seized about 308 kilograms of cocaine. Catalan police believe the narco-traffickers put the cocaine into the container without informing the sender, planning to remove the drugs in Spain before the container reached its destination. However, the narco-traffickers failed to retrieve the cocaine, leaving the factory owner surprised. “In the more than 50 years that I’ve worked in this sector, this is the first time I’ve had something like this happen to me,” he told El País. Over a thousand kilograms of recent cocaine seizures and a milestone drop in Colombian narco-flights mark big gains victories in the international fight against drug trafficking. The decrease in narco-flights is attributable to effective operations by the Colombian military and police, who have dismantled several narco-trafficking rings; improved aerial surveillance; cooperated with neighboring countries in the fight against transnational crime; and carried out strong drug interdiction policies put in place by the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos.last_img read more

first_imgBecause of Hurricane Harvey, the latest home loan demand is focused around renovation.  Home renovation loan products aren’t new to the industry and many exist, but one of the best to assist credit union members struggling through natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey is Fannie Mae’s HomeStyle® mortgage.  This particular home loan product provides a convenient and economical way for homeowners to make renovations, repairs, or improvements. Both purchase or refinance loans are available and we’re seeing more and more credit unions making this option available to members.The HomeStyle® loan is similar to a single close construction loan in that there is only one set of closing costs, and there is no second mortgage involved, and no remaining line of credit.  The member can obtain a first mortgage to finance up to 95 percent of the “as-completed” appraised value of the property rather than the present value.  This provides better financing solutions for the member than a second mortgage, home equity line of credit, or other, more costly financing methods with higher rates. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgIn order to know how to plan, we must know the various factors that affect the final success, and thus certainly know the target group, and one of the very important factors is the total population of the Republic of Croatia. Especially when we talk about tourism, as well as the development of continental tourism, because domestic guests and consumption are the first stable base, as in Bavaria, Switzerland, so it should be in Croatia. We can draw a lot of implications as well as data from this document and assessment, but we will not go into detail now, everything is clear to everyone.It is important to point out that the estimate of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) about the total population in the Republic of Croatia is based on data from the Ministry of the Interior, which is not quite realistic and the situation is unfortunately much worse because few people who go to work , than are still kept in the records.According to the CBS estimates of the total population of the Republic of Croatia at the county level for the period from 2012 to 2016, the population estimate in mid-2016 at the state level by sex and individual age and by sex and age groups at the county level. According to estimates, in mid-2016 the Republic of Croatia had 4 inhabitants, of which 174 were men and 349 women. The continuous decline in the number of inhabitants continues in 2. Compared to the previous year’s estimate, the number of inhabitants decreased by 014 persons or 837%.The decrease in the total number of inhabitants was recorded in all counties, except the City of Zagreb, where, compared to the previous year’s estimate, a relative increase of 0,35% was recorded. The largest relative decline in population was recorded in Vukovar-Srijem County, 2,02%. The share of women in the total population of the Republic of Croatia is 51,7%, and the share of men 48,3%. This is the ratio in most counties, and the smallest share of the female population is in Lika-Senj County, 50,1%, while the largest is in the City of Zagreb, 53,2%. “Although the multi-year series of data on the number of inhabitants is not directly comparable due to the difference in methodology, a continuation of the trend of certain indicators can be noticed ”stand out from the CBS.Source: CBSIn 2016, the population continues to age. The average age of the total population of the Republic of Croatia was 42,8 years (men 41,0; women 44,5), which ranks it among the oldest nations in Europe. The aging process is greatly contributed to by a multi-year decline in the share of the young population (0-19 years) in the total population. The mentioned share at the state level in 2016 was 20,1%, while at the county level it was the smallest in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, 16,8%, and the largest in the Brod-Posavina County, 22,3%.The share of the fertile contingent in the total female population is continuously declining and in 2016 it amounted to 42,4%. The highest population aged 65 and over in relation to the total population is in Lika-Senj County, 24,6%, and the lowest in Međimurje County, 17,2%.In the Republic of Croatia, 51% of the population lives in only five counties, the highest in the City of Zagreb, 802 or 338%, and the Split-Dalmatia County, 19,2 or 452%, while the lowest population is in Požega-Slavonia County, 035 or 10,8%, and Lika-Senj County, 71 or 920%.Side dish: CBS Population estimate of the Republic of Croatialast_img read more

first_imgTesla reported a surprise second-quarter profit Wednesday as it confirmed ambitious targets for 2020 car deliveries despite the coronavirus pandemic and announced plans for a new auto factory in Texas.The result clears the way for the highflying company led by Elon Musk to potentially join the S&P 500. A requirement for the prestigious Wall Street index is four successive profitable quarters, which Tesla has now achieved.Tesla shares – which have exploded in 2020 as the company has met key targets – climbed further following the results. Several analysts that have praised Tesla’s accomplishments view the rise in valuation as excessive. Soaring valuationThe electric car maker scored profits of US$104 million in the quarter ending June 30 compared with a loss of $408 million in the year-ago period.Revenues fell five percent to $6 billion.Tesla said it was on track to ramp up production at factories in California and Shanghai and that activity on a plant being built in Germany “continues to progress.”The company said delivering 500,000 autos this year “remains our target,” effectively reinstating its forecast after withdrawing the figure this spring amid the peak of United States coronavirus shutdowns.Musk said the company had picked a 2,000-acre site near Austin, Texas for its next “Gigafactory” to build a number of models, including the new “Cybertruck” vehicle.The announcement was greeted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who hailed Tesla as “one of the  most exciting and innovative companies in the world” and said the factory would add “at least” 5,000 new jobs.A note from Wedbush Securities said China appeared to be the “star of the show,” based on industry data and that demand in the country is “a ray of shining light in a dark global macro” environment.”This sustained level of profitability is the key for the bulls and speaks to a business model which is staying out of the red ink despite this unprecedented COVID-19 dark storm,” Wedbush said.Tesla executives confirmed that profit margins in China had improved, with Musk pointing to a shift in the supply chain to more locally produced parts as a source of lower costs.Shares had rallied ahead of the earnings report, in anticipation that the promotion to the S&P 500 would lift demand from investors. But the blowout figures boosted shares further, by 4.4 percent to $1,663 in after-hours trading.Tesla’s share price has risen by more than $1,000 per-share this year, making Musk one of the 10 wealthiest billionaires in the world, according to Forbes, and lifting the company’s valuation to many times that of General Motors and other conventional auto giants that sell many times the volume of Tesla. A note from CFRA Research called the result a “low-quality” beat, citing an unusually large boost from revenues tied to tax credits for electric cars and reiterating its “hold” recommendation on shares.CFRA has set a target of $1,220 for Tesla shares, implying shares should fall around 25 percent.”While Tesla once again managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat for earnings, we believe its share price has become decoupled from underlying fundamentals and see growing risks surrounding the story as shares increasingly appear priced to perfection,” CFRA said.Topics : Musk praised Tesla’s staff for “exceptional execution” during a period that included the weeks-long closure of its California plant due to the coronavirus pandemic and said he looked forward to “continue scaling” Tesla up to enable production levels closer to that of conventional auto giants.”I’ve never been more optimistic or excited about the future of Tesla,” Musk said on a conference call with analysts and investors. Musk, who has long flouted the unwritten rules of button-down CEOs, avoided the sort of fights with analysts that have occasionally surfaced on conference calls.But he maintained an informal air throughout the 60-minute session, saying he was interested in hiring “revolutionary actuaries” for an insurance project being developed and effusing about a new factory as an “ecological paradise.”last_img read more

first_img Loading… Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Lille striker Victor Osimhen his ‘priority’ signing for Manchester United, according to reports. Solskjaer has been desperate to sign a new striker since he took over at Old Trafford and brought in Odion Ighalo on loan during the January transfer window. Manchester United are in the race to sign Victor Osimhen The United boss has indicated that he is willing to turn Ighalo’s move from Shanghai Shenhau into a permanent one following the striker’s impressive start at the club.Advertisement Promoted ContentArtist Got Bored With Quarantine & Painted Flowers All Over WallsThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanescenter_img But according to Le10 Sport, United have made Osimhen one of their top targets for the summer transfer window. Victor Osimhen has scored 18 goals for Lille this season Read Also: Real Madrid renew interest in Victor OsimhenBut the report claims that United are facing competition from Real Madrid, who are also looking to bolster their attacking options. The 21-year-old has been in excellent form for Lille this season with 18 goals in 38 appearances. Osimhen, who is Ighalo’s teammate with Nigeria’s national team, has been capped nine times and has scored four goals. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgThe East Central Trojans lost their season opener to The Campbell County Camels by the score of 31-14 at Trojan Field.EC vs Campbell County Varisty Football (8-22)EC led 14-13 at halftime, but CC outscored The Trojans 18-0 in the second half.East Central will travel to Harrison to battle their arch rivals, The Wildcats, in The I-74 Border War.  Kickoff will be at 7:30 PM.Catch all of the exciting action of East Central Trojans Football on The Sports Voice, WRBIRADIO.COM.  Countdoen To Kickoff will be at 6 PM.Courtesy of Trojans Statistician Stewart Durham with Short Box.last_img

first_img “The way he plays the game, the fans are going to like the style, and I think the players are going to improve, and that’s really important. “There will be a bit more attacking play. The players have done really well defensively and it won’t harm the team to be a bit more expansive going forward. “The restrictions will be removed from some of the players. Everton have wonderfully gifted players and I think he will give them a new lease of life. It would be nice to see the team score more goals.” While former manager David Moyes managed a top-four finish just once in 11 years Campbell believes that has to be Martinez’s target. “Everton have to be looking at a Champions League spot,” he told talkSPORT. “Under Moyes they broke the monopoly and got in there, and over the years they’ve proved they can beat the top sides. Under Martinez they can be a bit more expansive and score more goals and that will make them even more dangerous. “Being tough to beat is ingrained in them, but scoring more goals could make a massive difference.” With compensation agreed with Wigan on Monday negotiations are continuing with the Spaniard before he can be confirmed in the post. “It will be fascinating. I think he’ll be a breath of fresh air,” he said. Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell believes Roberto Martinez will have an immediate impact at the club when his appointment as manager is eventually confirmed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgUSC announced Sunday that Oscar Munoz, the CEO of United Airlines and a Marshall School of Business alumnus, has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees. Photo of Oscar Munoz courtesy of USC News.Munoz graduated from USC in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was the first in his family to attend college and was raised in an immigrant family. He hopes to use his role on the Board of Trustees to advocate for students like him, according to USC News. “I’ve never forgotten just how fortunate I was to become the first in my family to attend college,” Munoz said to USC News. “And I feel a tremendous obligation and sense of joy to be able to open that door of opportunity to others.”Munoz said he sees his role as a trustee as giving back to the Trojan community, USC News said. “The memories we created [at USC] grew into lifelong relationships that I treasure to this day,” Munoz told USC News. “Having an opportunity to serve this place which served me so well in life is something I am very much looking forward to. The saying ‘A Trojan for life’ definitely sums up the journey I’ve taken from student to alumni to trustee.”President C. L. Max Nikias told USC News that Munoz’s business skills make him a suitable addition to the University’s Board of Trustees. “Oscar Munoz is an extraordinarily talented leader, highly effective communicator and distinguished Trojan alumnus,” Nikias told USC News. “His knowledge, management skills and business acumen will be a tremendous asset to the university and our Board of Trustees.”Before becoming the CEO of United Airlines, Munoz held positions at both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, and chief financial officer at AT&T. Immediately before moving to United, Munoz was the president and chief operating officer at CSX Corporation, a rail transportation company. At United, Munoz is credited with increasing the airline’s yearly traffic to 150 million passengers. However, Munoz has also been criticized for his role at United. In April 2017, a passenger on an overbooked United flight was forcibly removed from the flight after he refused to leave the plane. Cell phone video footage from other passengers on the plane showed the passenger being dragged down the aisle of the plane. In response, Munoz initially sent out an email to United employees stating that the passenger in question was “disruptive and belligerent” and claimed that employees followed “established procedures” in their removal of the passenger. Munoz also issued a public statement apologizing for having to “re-accommodate” passengers, without acknowledging the forced removal of the passenger. Munoz later sent out an updated statement that acknowledged the company’s fault in the incident. In February, USC also announced that the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum would be renamed the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum in a $69 million naming rights deal with United. It is unclear whether Munoz played any role in securing the naming rights of the Coliseum for the company.last_img read more