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Ashmore sees assets rise as funds flow in

first_img STRONG inflows have helped emerging markets fund manager Ashmore grow its assets under management (AUM) by 12 per cent to $46.7bn (£29.4bn) in its second quarter.The surprise increase comes after investors flocked to join the fund, contributing to net inflows hitting $5.2bn, offsetting a $0.1bn drop in AUM due to adverse investment performance.Analysts at Numis had estimated AUM would hit around $4.2bn, just one per cent up on its first quarter position, but the asset manager saw stronger than expected inflows.The increase was mainly from net inflows in high-margin, multi-strategy products, as well as in its Asian retail focused products, accounting for the bulk of the new sales.Yet analysts yesterday remained cautious on the news due to Ashmore’s emerging market (EM) focus, in case investors took flight from EM countries.“If the current market vogue for EM funds changes, Ashmore could suffer badly from a combination of negative performance,” Numis said.However the group said it was “confident of its prospects for the current year”. Ashmore launched a range of retail-targeted products in February to broaden its revenue streams and diversify its client base, which has been dominated by institutions.It said performance fees are estimated to hit £60m for its half-year when it updates the market towards the end of next month. Ashmore’s shares closed 4.7 per cent up at 358.5p. whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Ashmore sees assets rise as funds flow in Share Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Thursday 13 January 2011 7:30 pmlast_img read more

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Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgNiger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileNiger Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company in Nigeria underwriting all classes of insurance. Life insurance products include endowment policies, group life, mortgage protection and term assurances. Non-life insurance products range from aviation hull and liability and fire and special perils to public liability insurance, professional indemnity and workmen compensation insurance. The company also markets products under the brand name Niger Cash, Niger Flexible Investment Assurance, Niger Mutual Halal, Niger Personal Pension and Savings. Founded in 1962 and formerly known as The Niger Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Niger Insurance Plc in 1989. The company has a sound reinsurance treaties with reinsurance companies led by Swiss Re. Niger Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Canada: Churches promise to heed TRC’s call to action

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Archbishop Fred Hiltz reads the ecumenical response while (L-R) Fr. Peter Bisson, the Rev. Stephen Farris, Archbishop Gérard Pettipas and the Rt. Rev. Gary Paterson look on. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal, Ottawa] Acknowledging that their apologies for harms done at Indian residential schools “are not enough,” Anglican, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and United church leaders on June 2 welcomed the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which they say will offer direction to their “continuing commitment to reconciliation” with Indigenous peoples.“It is clear that Indian Residential Schools, in policy and in practice, were an assault on Indigenous families, culture, language and spiritual traditions, and that great harm was done,” said a joint response read, on behalf of the churches, by Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.While noting the “good intent and care of many who worked” as staff in these federally funded, church-run schools, the churches admitted that “those harmed were children, vulnerable, far from their families and communities,” and that “the sexual, physical, and emotional abuse they suffered is well-documented.”The response was made  after the TRC released its final report that offered 94 “Calls to Action” on issues around Aboriginal spirituality, education, health, missing residential schools children, justice and language, among others.The churches — all signatories to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement—responded to some of the TRC’s recommendations that were directly addressed to them. “We are committed to respect Indigenous spiritual traditions in their own right,” they said, a promise that was met with loud applause.The TRC report specifically calls on churches as well as other faith groups to “formally recognize Indigenous spirituality as a valid form of worship that is equal to their own” in order to address the “spiritual violence” committed in the schools.“As individual churches and in shared interfaith and ecumenical initiatives…we will continue to foster learning about and awareness of the reality and legacy of the residential schools, the negative impact of such past teachings as the Doctrine of Discovery, and the new ways forward found in places, such as  the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” the churches also vowed.They also promised to continue funding “community-controlled initiatives in healing, language and cultural revitalization, education and relationship-building, and self-determination.”The statement also committed to involving the churches in “Calls to Action that include our members as citizens and residents of Canada,” such as the call to establish a National Council of Reconciliation.The statement was signed by the Rev. Stephen Farris, moderator of the Presbyterian church; the Rt. Rev. Gary Paterson, moderator of the United Church; Fr. Peter Bisson, Provincial of the Jesuits in English Canada, and Archbishop Gerard Pettipas, President of the Catholic Entities Parties to the Indian Residential School Settlement, all of whom were present for its reading.Pettipas proceeded to read a statement from the Roman Catholic entities involved in residential schools, which reiterated a commitment to healing and reconciliation. But the statement did not address the TRC’s call for the Pope to issue an apology “for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children in Catholic-run residential schools.”In addition to the churches, there were also responses from the survivors, represented by former Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Phil Fontaine (who was instrumental in negotiating the Indian residential schools settlement agreement that launched the TRC); the federal government, represented by Aboriginal affairs and northern development minister Bernard Valcourt; the AFN, represented by national chief Perry Bellegarde; and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, represented by National Inuit Leader Terry Audla. 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Taking back Black history from the 1%

first_imgMonica Moorehead speaking on International Women’s Day in New York.WW photo: Monica MooreheadKarl Marx said in 1845: “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.”Marxist theory applies to all contemporary issues, including the unfinished revolution known as Black Reconstruction, an outgrowth of the Civil War. Marx characterized that war as a struggle between two social systems — slavery and capitalism — which could no longer exist side by side. In supporting the North, he said in his famous work “Capital” that “Labor in the white skin can never free itself as long as labor in the black skin is branded.”Black Reconstruction represented the aspirations of millions of formerly enslaved people to win bourgeois democratic rights. This radical period was violently cut short by a terrorist counterrevolution, led by the former slavocracy with complicity from the federal government.Black History Month is an important concession, rooted in this ongoing liberation struggle, but it has been reduced to a shameful tool for making profits at all costs by the 1%.Take this example: “Henry Ford recognized the value of a skilled workforce — regardless of race. And when Ford became the first major corporation to pay African-American workers equal pay for equal work, it helped give birth to the Black middle class.” (“Black History and Ads Don’t Mix, Activists Say,” Washington Post, Feb. 23, 2005)What they don’t say is that Ford founded the segregated cities of “Inkster” for Black workers and “Dearborn” for whites, presently an Arab and Muslim immigrant city. Ford was also a well-known Nazi sympathizer.Many Fortune 500 corporations, including those which employ low-wage workers or are non-union, exploit Black History Month — like McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and Walmart.History books have demonized militant anti-slavery fighters like Nat Turner and John Brown as “fanatical.” Denmark Vesey and Gabriel Prosser, who led heroic rebellions against their slave masters, are marginalized or erased from bourgeois history. Marcus Garvey, the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association — a 1-million-strong worldwide organization that promoted the Back to Africa movement — was politically targeted because he dared to promote the right of Black people to separate from their racist oppressors. Defending this right on the part of the movement shows class solidarity based on the struggle against racism and national oppression.Bourgeois historians downplay the historical role of African-American women like Ida B. Wells, a leader of the anti-lynching struggle, and Civil Rights pioneers Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer. Joann Robinson of the Women’s Political Council, which organized the historic Montgomery bus boycott, wrote: “The Women’s Political Council will not wait for Mrs. [Rosa] Parks’ consent to call for a boycott of city buses. On Dec. 2, 1955, the women of Montgomery will call for a boycott to take place on Monday, Dec. 5.”Linking anti-racist, class solidarityThe legacies of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X have been co-opted. While being on opposite sides of the political and ideological barricades, they both supported reparations for people of African descent. Both were expanding their world view by linking economic and political issues, while exposing capitalism as a system. They were equally targets of the FBI’s repressive COINTELPRO, leading to their assassinations.Before Malcolm X was developing an anti-imperialist perspective, he advocated the right to self-defense to win national liberation, which was the basis for his “By Any Means Necessary” message. The Black Panthers credit Malcolm X for their view of the right to armed self-defense in relationship to police repression. The Panthers exposed the inability of the capitalist government to meet the needs of the Black community by establishing free breakfast programs, free health care clinics, free liberation schools and much more.In King’s speech in 1967 — “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence” — he condemned the U.S. as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.” He also stated, “When the bombs are dropped in Vietnam, they explode in our communities.” He called for the U.S. to pay reparations to the Vietnamese.Revolutionaries and activists should use historic events like Black History Month, International Women’s Day, May Day and Gay Pride to help push forward class unity.The historic election of the first Black president in 2008 did not signal a post-racial society. Capitalist relations are more entrenched today than before, due to the irreversible global capitalist crisis. Black people, like immigrants, remain a super-exploited sector within an exploited working class.It is important to support the ongoing struggle for Black liberation within the overall goal of overthrowing capitalist relations inside the U.S. and replacing them with a socialist society based on meeting the needs of human beings and the planet and winning full democratic rights.To quote the great anti-slavery fighter, Frederick Douglass, “Without struggle, there is no progress.This article is based on a speech given at Black History Month forums in Detroit and New York City in February 2014. To see the podcast, go to workers.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Farm Forecast for September 24, 2019

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Ryan Martin’s Indiana Farm Forecast for September 24, 2019 Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Farm Forecast for September 24, 2019 Previous articleEarly Yield Numbers Very Disappointing in SE IndianaNext articleEarly Yield Numbers Very Disappointing in SE Indiana on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Ryan Martin Click the play button below to hear Ryan Martin’s full Indiana Farm Forecast in the Hoosier Ag Today Morning Edition podcast. SHARE By Ryan Martin – Sep 23, 2019 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Black Knight’s New Digital Solutions

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Black Knight eOriginal Inc. Expedite Close Inc Technology 2019-03-11 Staff Writer Home / Daily Dose / Black Knight’s New Digital Solutions Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Black Knight eOriginal Inc. Expedite Close Inc Technology Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Sagent Lending Technologies Launches a New User Interface Next: Time and Policy to Heal New York Foreclosure Backlogcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Stephanie Bacot is an experienced multimedia writer having created content for print, web, television, and more. She is the past producer of BIZTV, a national television network for businesses and entrepreneurs that reached more than 200,000 professionals. She has more than 15 years’ experience in healthcare marketing and was an advertising exec for Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge, a trade publication focused on the healthcare industry, as well as the marketing director for a $5 million surgery center. Bacot is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She resides in Dallas when she’s not pursuing her love of travel. Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago eOriginal Inc. has announced that Black Knight, Inc. will begin offering the company’s mortgage origination and settlement clients the ability to create, execute and deliver eNotes using eOriginal technology. Black Knight clients using the company’s Expedite Close digital closing solution will now be able to integrate eNotes into their mortgage origination process.Black Knight joins others in the industry such as Fannie Mae, MERSCORP Holdings and Wells Fargo Home Lending in leveraging eOriginal’s eNote technology to help provide system capability and liquidity to the digital mortgage market. “At Black Knight, we’re laser-focused on transforming the mortgage industry through innovation,” said Rich Gagliano, President, Origination Technologies, Black Knight. “When it comes to the digital mortgage, creation, and acceptance of the eNote represents a quintessential ‘last mile’ challenge. By offering access to eOriginal technology through our Expedite Close solution, we’re traversing that last mile, and adding another key tool our clients need to achieve an end-to-end digital real estate transaction.”eOriginal has provided scalability and adoption of technology in the mortgage ecosystem. In addition, eOriginal provides technology for mortgage servicers that assists in the management of life-of-loan events in a digital environment.“Black Knight’s collaboration with eOriginal marks another significant step toward an end-to-end digital mortgage,” said Simon Moir, SVP and General Manager of Digital Mortgage at eOriginal. “The integration with eOriginal continues their commitment with a focus on capital efficiency and market execution, and provides clients with a capability that is proven, reliable and readily deployed.” About Author: Stephanie Bacot March 11, 2019 2,037 Views Black Knight’s New Digital Solutionslast_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: US death toll tops 350,000

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 83.3 million people worldwide and killed over 1.8 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern.Jan 03, 6:25 amUS reports nearly 300,000 new cases in all-time highThere were a staggering 299,087 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Saturday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the highest tally of newly diagnosed COVID-19 infections that a country has recorded in a 24-hour reporting period since the start of the pandemic.An additional 2,398 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide on Saturday, down from a peak of 3,750 on Dec. 30, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 20,430,088 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 350,214 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4 and reaching 200,000 for the first time on Nov. 27.Jan 03, 5:09 amFrench authorities issue over 1,600 fines following illegal New Year’s Eve raveMore than 1,600 fines have been issued and several people have been arrested following a days-long, illegal New Year’s Eve party in northwestern France, authorities said.Despite a national nighttime curfew and other strict measures in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, some 2,500 people attended the rave on Thursday night in an empty warehouse located in the small village of Lieuron in France’s scenic Brittany region, a popular vacation spot. Some partygoers clashed with local police when they tried to shut down the illegal rave, injuring several officers and damaging their vehicles, according to authorities.The violence prompted officers to await reinforcements from the National Gendarmerie before moving in and putting an end to the party Saturday morning, as revellers finally began to disperse, authorities said.At least five people, including the two organizers of the rave, have since been taken into custody. Trucks, various sound equipment, narcotics and large sums of cash have also been seized from the site, according to authorities.Jan 03, 3:30 am2 cases of new, more contagious COVID-19 strain found in California’s San Bernardino CountyThe new, more contagious strain of the novel coronavirus, which is sweeping rapidly across London and other parts of southeast England, has been detected in California’s San Bernardino County, officials said.The latest variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 was found in two members of the same household in the Big Bear area who were tested on Dec. 20, according to a press release from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. One of them had contact with a traveler who returned from the United Kingdom on Dec. 11 and began showing symptoms three days later.Four other cases of the fast-moving strain, known as B117, have been detected in San Diego County.“Based on the information currently available, we know that the B117 variant strain seems to spread more easily and quickly,” Dr. Michael Sequira, San Bernardino County public’s health officer, said in a statement Friday. “Therefore, following all safe practices is more important than ever.”Experts say there’s currently no evidence that the variant is deadlier or causes more severe illness, or that existing vaccines are less effective against it.The new strain was announced in England in late December and then confirmed in the United States for the first time on Tuesday, after a case was detected in Colorado.Jan 03, 3:04 amUS has administered over 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC saysMore than 4 million people in the United States have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.As of 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, 13,071,925 vaccine doses had been distributed nationwide and 4,225,756 doses had been administered, according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker.The doses include both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.Jan 02, 8:24 pmUS sets record for cases, even as reporting lags due to holidaysThe U.S. set another record for most daily cases, despite some states not even reporting totals due to the New Year’s holiday.There were a record 275,897 cases reported Saturday, even though seven states did not relay any data, according to The COVID Tracking Project.“Some states are reporting normally, some are reporting multiple days of data, and almost all are dealing with at least some holiday backlogs,” the project said.The seven-day average for hospitalizations stands at a record 123,689 despite incomplete data. There were 2,367 deaths reported on Saturday, too.Officials expect numbers to spike after the holidays as people return home from gatherings with family and friends.Jan 02, 6:19 pmLarry King hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19Legendary talk show host Larry King, 87, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for COVID-19, a source close to the King family confirms to ABC News.“Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he’s a champ,” the source close to the family told ABC News.King, who hosted “Larry King Live” on CNN for 25 years, revealed in 2017 he had been treated for lung cancer. He suffered a major heart attack in 1987 and the tumor was discovered during an annual checkup. He had an angioplasty in April 2019 and suffered a stroke in 2019 as well.The host went through unbearable tragedy last year when two of his children died less than a month apart. His son, Andy, died of a heart attack in July and his daughter, Chaia, died of lung cancer in August.King is hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA.ABC News’ Alondra Vale and Josh Hoyos contributed to this report.Jan 02, 4:06 pmHouston vaccine call center overwhelmed with 250,000 calls by 7:30 a.m.After authorizing the Houston Health Department to open the city’s first free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Jan. 2, the call center to make vaccination appointments is already overwhelmed, said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Twitter Saturday.Turner said at a press conference later in the day that the call center received 250,000 calls by 7:30 a.m. when they only planned to provide 750 vaccinations. They turned to on-site registration to handle all the demand.Turner plans to open “mega-sites” to provide vaccines in the near future, he said. Staff planned to stay late on Saturday and vaccinate about 1,000 people, the mayor said.Houston reported 2,334 more cases and eight new deaths on Saturday.ABC News’ Matthew Fuhrman and Abby Shalawylo contributed to this report.Jan 02, 3:29 pmNew York states crosses 1 million casesNew York has become the fourth state to cross 1 million COVID-19 cases, the governor announced Saturday.New York joined California, Texas and Florida to hit that mark. Illinois, at over 975,000 cases, is likely to join those four in the coming days. California has already crossed 2 million cases.“With 2020 now behind us, we can see brighter days ahead, but to get there quickly, it’s going to take all New Yorkers staying smart and staying united,” Gov. Andre Cuomo said in a statement. “We have the vaccine, and that is good news, but it will be months before we’ve reached critical mass, making it as important as ever that we do not let COVID fatigue get the best of us.”The state reported just over 15,000 new cases on Saturday and a percent-positivity rate that has grown to 7.45%. That number was around 1% for much of the summer after being the epicenter for the pandemic in the spring.There was some good news on Saturday as Cuomo reported there were 72 fewer people hospitalized due to the virus in the state.Officials continue to fear growing cases in the new year after Christmas and New Year’s travel in recent weeks. New York crossed 30,000 deaths earlier this week.Jan 02, 2:08 pmUNC Health acquires 725 COVID-19 vaccines meant for Orange County health departmentUNC Health of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, confirmed it acquired 725 COVID vaccines origanally intended for the Orange County health department on Thursday night, WTVD reported.In an emailed statement, the Orange County health department said, “UNC Health was notified that Orange County had a number of vaccine vials available for immediate use.“UNC Health worked closely with Orange County to ensure that all of the vaccines would be used with zero waste and that all of these shots would go to either Phase 1-A personnel or staff who work with COVID-19 patients in some capacity.“This cooperation was a success, and all of the available stock was used appropriately.”-ABC News’ Joshua HoyosJan 02, 10:24 amCall center to make vaccination appointments already overwhelmed: Houston mayorAfter authorizing the Houston Health Department to open the city’s first free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Jan. 2, the call center to make vaccination appointments is already overwhelmed, said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Twitter Saturday.Jan 02, 6:19 amFlorida mayors reportedly frustrated over inability to mandate masksFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis won’t allow local governments to enforce their mask mandates, causing frustration among some mayors, reported WPLG-TV.“We can give out citations and we can urge people and we can give out masks, and we’ve given out thousands, but we don’t have the ability to mandate it in any way that’s effective,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told WPLG.“He continues to say that we don’t want the federal government to tell us what to do, states are better because it should be local controlled,” said Broward County Mayor Steve Geller. “But when we here in Broward are asking for local control, we’re not getting it.”-ABC News’ Ahmad HemingwayJan 02, 6:17 amU.S. hospitalizations over 100,000 for 31 straight daysSince U.S. hospitalizations surpassed 100,000 back on Dec. 2, the nation has had 31 straight days of patients hospitalized with coronavirus over that figure — according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.And from Dec. 30 to Jan. 1, hospitalizations have been at record highs with more than 125,000 current hospitalizations each day.-ABC News’ Ahmad HemingwayJan 01, 10:01 pmVirginia state senator dies of COVID-19A Virginia state senator has died of the coronavirus, officials announced.State Sen. Ben Chafin, 60, was hospitalized for the last two weeks with the virus, according to a press release. The Republican lawmaker had served in the state Senate since 2014. He is survived by his wife and three children, according to his office.Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the Virginia state flag to be lowered immediately over the state Capitol and remain at half staff until Chafin’s internment.“This is sad news to begin a new year with the loss of a kind and gracious man. May we all recommit to taking extra steps to care for one another,” the governor said in a statement.-ABC News’ Greg Bradbury contributed to this report.Jan 01, 9:51 pmWV group gets vaccine after mistakenly getting antibody treatmentAbout 41 West Virginian patients who earlier received the Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment instead of the Moderna vaccine ultimately got their first shot of a vaccine Thursday, the West Virginia National Guard told ABC News.The patients were among the 44 people who were identified on Dec. 31 as receiving the wrong treatment at a vaccination clinic hosted by staff at the Boone County Health Department.The National Guard did not say which vaccine those patients received when they got the correct shot.Their first shots come despite recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that patients who receive monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma should defer vaccinations for at least 90 days.-ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos contributed to this reportJan 01, 5:17 pmPfizer, BioNTech to accelerate offer of COVID vaccine to placebo volunteersPfizer and its partner BioNTech have plans to begin offering their COVID-19 vaccine to clinical trial volunteers who received placebo by March 1, several months earlier than initially planned, STAT reported.The FDA and its advisers had pushed hard for volunteers to remain on placebo as long as possible to gather more safety and efficacy data about the vaccines, while the companies argued that volunteers should receive the vaccines sooner for both ethical and practical reasons.-ABC News’ Eric M. StraussJan 01, 4:46 pmNY reports most COVID deaths since MayNew York state saw 166 deaths Thursday — the highest number of deaths in a single day since May 12.On Thursday, 219,523 test results were reported to New York state, and 7.52% were positive, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office reported.There were 7,886 patient hospitalizations statewide, 1,292 patients in intensive care units and 776 intubated.-ABC News’ Joshua HoyosJan 01, 4:39 pm340,000 people have been vaccinated, to date, in Texas340,000 people have been vaccinated to date in Texas, out of the state’s received allotment of 786,000 vaccination doses, according to data from Texas Health and Human Services.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also authorized the Houston Health Department to open the city’s first free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Jan. 2. The clinic will expand vaccine access to the general public at high risk of severe illness and death from coronavirus disease, according to a statement from Texas health officials.Texas’ health department received its first allotment of 3,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and started administering it on December 28.The Houston Health Department will announce additional free vaccination opportunities as supply increases.-ABC News’ Gina SunseriJan 01, 4:22 pmNYC sheriff deputies shut down 2 New Year’s Eve parties with hundreds of attendeesTwo New Year’s Eve parties in New York City, one in Manhattan with more than 145 people and another in Queens with more than 300 people, were shut down by city sheriff deputies, according to a Tweet posted by the NYC Sheriff’s Twitter account on Friday.The charges in connection with the shutdowns included violating emergency orders, lacking a liquor license and health code violations.-ABC News’ Joshua Hoyos contributed to this report.Jan 01, 4:10 pm14.3 million airline passengers traveled over Christmas and New Year’s weeks: TSADespite repeated warnings not to travel for the holidays from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14,388,562 people passed through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints between Dec. 18 and Dec. 31.Still, that number pales in comparison to previous years. In 2019, 33,242,050 people were screened by the TSA at U.S. checkpoints during the same period.-ABC News’ Sam Sweeney contributed to this report.Jan 01, 3:36 pmMore cases of new COVID-19 variant detected in CaliforniaThree new cases of the new COVID-19 variant first identified in the U.K. were reported by health officials in San Diego Thursday, leading them to believe there’s community-wide transmission of the new variant in the area.The new variant, known as B. 1.1.7., has also been detected in Colorado and Florida, and is believed to be more transmissible than the old variant, but not thought to be more deadly.“We believe that many more cases of the B. 1.1.7. strain will be confirmed in the coming days and weeks,” Dr. Eric McDonald, medical director of epidemiology and immunizations services at the country health department, said in a statement.-ABC News’ Jenna Harrison contributed to this report.Jan 01, 3:15 pmICU capacity in Southern California at 0%California reported 585 COVID-19 deaths over 24 hours on Friday, the highest one-day death toll that the state has reported thus far. Since some counties, such as hard-hit Los Angeles, are still confirming deaths from the virus not counted over the holidays, it’s not yet known whether Friday’s death report is an anomaly.Intensive care unit capacity in the state remains extremely strained, particularly in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley, each of which had 0% ICU capacity as of Friday, according to the California Department of Health.-ABC News’ Jenna Harrison contributed to this report.Jan 01, 2:53 pmBattle over holiday weekend restaurant curfew heats up in TexasTexas attorney general Ken Paxton waded into a battle between the city of Austin and Gov. Greg Abbott Friday over whether the city’s four-day late-night indoor dining shutdown should be allowed.Austin’s ban, which was set to run between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 31 until Jan. 3, was upheld by a judge on Thursday. Hours later, at 7:39 p.m. local time on New Year’s Eve, the governor released a statement on Twitter telling restaurants to stay open.Paxton backed the governor on Friday and called for the Texas Supreme Court to halt enforcement of the ban. “We cannot have local declarations conflicting with Gov. Abbott’s clear order,” he said in a statement. “I will continue to fight for Texans, small businesses and for an open economy.”-ABC News’ Jenna Harrison contributed to this report.Jan 01, 1:26 pmUS surpasses 20 million infections on New Year’s Day The United States surpassed 20 million coronavirus cases on New Year’s Day, with 20,007,149 infections, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In different terms, 1 out of every 16 Americans has tested positive for COVID-19.As the nation’s third COVID wave continues, California has emerged as a major epicenter of the U.S. outbreak and at least three states have reported cases of the new COVID variant, which originated in the U.K. Health experts believe it to be more transmissible than the old variant, although it is not thought to be more deadly.According to JHU, 346,408 Americans had died of the virus as of Friday.Jan 01, 12:02 pmSen. Romney criticizes Trump administration over slow vaccine rollout, offers own planSen. Mitt Romney criticized the Trump administration’s vaccine rollout in a statement he released Friday, writing: “when something isn’t working, you need to acknowledge reality and develop a plan—particularly when hundreds of thousands of lives are at stake.”Relying on states in lieu of developing a federal vaccination plan is “as incomprehensible as it is inexcusable,” Romney wrote, and offered up his own suggestions as examples of the brainstorming he said ought to be happening in Washington.The government should enlist every medical professional not currently delivering care, such as retired veterinarians, combat medics and corpsmen and medical students, to administer vaccines, Romney suggested, noting that they could be paid using the funding Congress has appropriated for states. Additionally, schools could serve as vaccine sites and vaccinations could be scheduled for specific days according to a person’s priority category and birthdate.While public health professionals will easily point out errors in his plan, he said, the nation needs new strategies based on “experience, modeling and trial,” especially as the U.S. begins vaccinating more complex populations.“We are already behind,” Romney added. “Urgent action now can help us catch up.”Jan 01, 10:37 amEmergency field hospital being built in North CarolinaConstruction on a 30-bed emergency field hospital is slated to start in western North Carolina Friday, as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.The facility, which is being built next to Caldwell Memorial Hospital, will treat COVID patients who aren’t sick enough to need a ventilator and is meant to relieve pressure on five health systems in the region.As of Thursday, 3,472 people were hospitalized because of the virus, according to the state health department.Jan 01, 8:59 amMore people without underlying conditions dying from COVID-19 in LAEarly in the pandemic, 10% of patients who died from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County did not have underlying conditions, according to health officials. Today, that number has risen to 14% of patient deaths.“This indicates, that in fact, that more people than ever are not only passing away, but passing away without any underlying health conditions,” Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County department of public health, said during a New Year’s Eve news conference.Hospitals in Los Angeles are currently overwhelmed to the point that ambulances are waiting hours in emergency bays with patients inside, which prevents medics from responding to additional emergency calls. The death toll in Los Angeles County stands at 10,345.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Thor Equities unloads UK logistics portfolio for $415M

first_imgMessage* Thor, in partnership with Morgan Stanley, acquired the total 2.1 million-square-foot portfolio in December 2019 for about £241 million, or about $330 million, according to IPE Real Assets.Tenants in the portfolio include DHL, British Gas, Clipper Logistics, Sainsburys, Beko and DSV. The property is fully occupied except for the Magna Park location, a property which Thor says is generating interest from prospective tenants.The sale takes advantage of the hot industrial market as logistics companies and internet retailers such as Amazon seek warehouse assets to get online orders into customers’ hands ever faster. The proceeds may also help Thor deal with pressure from the struggles of other real estate sectors, such as brick-and-mortar retail.Fueled by the rising popularity of online shopping, industrial real estate has been one of a few bright spots in the pandemic-ravaged market. Thor, which has been having a tough time with its retail holdings, also benefited from the logistics boom by leasing Amazon 312,000 square feet at a Red Hook, Brooklyn, warehouse.Contact Akiko Matsuda Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Thor Equities’ Joseph Sitt (iStock)Joseph Sitt’s Thor Equities sold its logistics portfolio in the United Kingdom for £303 million, or about $415 million. The sale price appears to be about $85 million more than what Thor paid less than two years ago.The portfolio consists of seven warehouses in the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT), Daventry; Grove Park, Leicester; The Duke, Burton-on-Trent; Magna Park, Lutterworth; Warth Park, Raunds; Rye Park, Hoddesdon; and Hams Hall, Coleshill.Read moreAmazon inks deal for 312K-sf at Thor’s Red Hook warehouseThor delinquent on $105M loan at 597 FifthThor’s $150M loan on 597 Fifth heads to special servicing TagsamazonCommercial Real EstateIndustrial Real Estatewarehousescenter_img Full Name* Share via Shortlink Email Address*last_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 3/23

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballHOLLADAY, Utah-Kade Lamborn and Sano Gasana had 17 points apiece as the 2-A All-Stars downed the 1-A All-Stars 91-83 Friday at Olympus High School. Panguitch’s Jace Eyre had 21 points in the loss for the 1-A All-Stars.HOLLADAY, Utah-Boston Douglas led the way with 16 points and the 3-A All-Stars bested the 4-A All-Stars 111-106 at Olympus High School Friday. Delta’s Brett Roundy posted 14 points and Max Gurney of Juab added 12 more points in the win.SoftballRegion 15BLANDING, Utah-Graciee Christiansen and Addelyn Brotherson each tripled as the North Sanpete Hawks routed San Juan 11-1 Friday in the first game of a Region 15 softball doubleheader.BLANDING, Utah-Brooke Price went yard, helping the North Sanpete Hawks to a 13-3 win over San Juan, completing a Region 15 softball doubleheader sweep Friday.Baseball2-A NorthGUNNISON, Utah-Avery Anderson, Bowen Jensen, Chance Helms, Creed Mogle and Ty Hill each doubled as the Gunnison Bulldogs pounded Duchesne 20-1 Friday in 2-A North baseball action.Region 15MONROE, Utah-Easton Hunt homered twice, including a grand slam, and finished with six RBI to lead the South Sevier Rams to a 15-5 rout of Emery Friday in Region 15 baseball action. Gage Ekker earned the win on the mound in a complete game five inning performance.Non-RegionENTERPRISE, Utah-Andrew Bowler earned the win on the mound as the Enterprise Wolves outlasted the North Sevier Wolves 3-2 in non-region baseball action Friday. Brad James Written by Tags: Baseball/Boys Basketball/Brett Roundy/Gunnison/Jace Eyre/Max Gurney/North Sanpete/Softball/South Sevier March 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/23last_img read more

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Thai Navy Aircraft Carrier and Helicopters Rescue Tourists Stranded on Islands

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Thai Navy Aircraft Carrier and Helicopters Rescue Tourists Stranded on Islands View post tag: Thai April 1, 2011 View post tag: Helicopters View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: rescue View post tag: Carriercenter_img Thailand’s navy used helicopters and an aircraft carrier on Thursday to rescue more than 800 tourists stranded by heavy rains on the country…(660worl)[mappress]Source: 660worl, April 1, 2011; View post tag: tourists View post tag: Stranded View post tag: Islands Thai Navy Aircraft Carrier and Helicopters Rescue Tourists Stranded on Islands View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

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