Arab Bank’s earnings dip, deposits up

first_img whatsapp Arab Bank’s earnings dip, deposits up Sunday 31 October 2010 11:09 pm JORDAN’S Arab Bank nine-month net profits dropped 19.7 per cent to $402.3m (£251m) against the same period last year, according to financial statements released yesterday that showed higher provisions.The bank saw a three per cent growth in assets to $52.12bn against $50.6bn at the start of the year, financial statements showed. Arab Bank Group, which includes Arab Bank Switzerland based in Zurich, also reported third-quarter net profit fell to $99m, down 37 per cent from the same period a year ago.The balance sheet showed the bank had set aside $203m in provisions for non-performing loans in the first nine months of 2010, up from $111m in the same period last year. Arab Bank, one of the Middle East’s major financial institutions, put aside $79.3m in provisions in the third quarter, up from $54.7m in the same period last year.Most Jordanian banks are setting aside higher provisions to cover possible defaults and non-performing loans by businesses and real-estate firms reeling from the impact of the global downturn on the aid-dependent economy. The bank saw a 4.4 per cent drop in net earnings and commissions to $990.5m in first nine months, the financial statements showed.Bankers said while the credit provisions weighed on profits, Arab Bank was cushioned by a healthy capital base and $8bn of shareholder equity.Bankers said that as long as few economic recovery signs emerge, Arab Bank and other financial institutions will continue to book provisions to cover anticipated defaults, though not at the same high levels they have put aside since the start of last year.Deposits rose to $32.8bn by the end of September 2010 from $31.5bn at end of last year. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comcenter_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ashes 2021: James Anderson’s tongue in cheek comment for Labuschagne, says…

first_img Ashes 2021: James Anderson’s tongue in cheek comment for Labuschagne, says wants to impress him “like a girl in a club” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowAlso Read: Ashes 2021 Schedule: Australia vs England starting from December 9, Perth to host finale instead of SydneyIn a BBC podcast named Tailenders, James Anderson said ahead of the Ashes 2021, he wanted to impress Marnus Labuschagne, saying the moment was like “seeing a girl in a nightclub and wanting to impress her”.“I’d never bowled at him before. It’s like when you see a girl at a club and you try to play it cool. You want her to be impressed. You start dancing to the Stone Roses while your shoes stick to the floor,” Anderson said.England will travel to Australia in December to win the Ashes back after losing the last two series in England and Australia. Last year, the hotly contested and anticipated series was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Also Read: Ashes 2021-22: Jofra Archer will be a key player for England, feels Steve WaughAs for Anderson, it will be another opportunity to play Ashes after missing almost the entire series in 2019 due to a calf injury. He could only bowl four overs in 2019. As for Marnus Labuschagne, he came in as a concussion substitute to Steve Smith in the 2nd Test at Lord’s and has since cemented his place in Australia’s Test side. Only England captain Joe Root has scored more runs than the Australian.“You want to create a good impression and stamp your authority on that battle. It’s nice to get the first blow in,” said Anderson, who will play his 5th Ashes series.For more sports updates, follow us at and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket Cricket Cricket Ashes 2021: James Anderson’s tongue in cheek comment for Marnus Labuschagne, says wants to impress him “like a girl in a nightclub” Ashes 2021: The legend of Test cricket, England’s James Anderson’s records speak volume. He is one of the bowlers whom batsmen don’t like to take on. But Anderson is similarly impressed by Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne. So much so that, he wanted to give his best to impress him ahead of the Ashes 2021 in December.Playing for Lancashire in county cricket, it was the first time that James Anderson scalped Marnus Labuschagne’s wicket. The Australian was playing for Glamorgan. It was a typical James Anderson delivery as Labuschagne nicked it to the wicketkeeper. Previous articleCall of Duty Mobile Season 3: New updates have arrived, Check out 3 Big new features & new events scheduleNext articleFree Fire: How to get Breakbone Sheriff and Deputy Bundle from the Mystery Shop? Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Are dividends from UK shares bouncing back? This is how I’m investing to retire rich

first_img Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild | Monday, 23rd November, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild owns shares of Coca-Cola HBC. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Are dividends from UK shares bouncing back? This is how I’m investing to retire rich Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Dividend investors know first hand that 2020 has been a disaster for their wallets. UK shares have scythed down and cancelled shareholder payouts at a rate not seen donkey’s years.The size of the crisis was highlighted by Janus Henderson today. According to the asset manager: “An unfavourable sector mix and concentration among a few big payers [means] that UK dividends are falling further than most other countries.”5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It said dividends from UK shares plummeted 41.6% (on an underlying basis) in the third quarter. This compares with the 11.4% drop in total global dividends on a comparable basis.Dividends from UK shares plummetJanus Henderson says dividends from UK shares have fallen more steeply than those from other parts of the world in 2020 because of a sector mix dominated by oil companies, banks and mining specialists.It also points to a history of over-distribution among some key companies, and the fact that a small number of stocks are responsible for a high concentration of total dividends, exacerbated the scale of third-party drops.On a headline basis, dividends from UK shares plummeted an eye-watering 47% in the third quarter as special dividends also plummeted. And this meant the headline number was the worst third-quarter result for a decade.Are dividends in recovery?But things have been better for investors in recent months. Could dividends from British companies finally be turning the corner?Janus Henderson gave embattled UK share investors a crumb of comfort on Monday. The financial colossus reckons global dividends will fall between 20.2% and 17.5% on an underlying basis in 2020. However, it says that “the worst of the cuts are now behind us.”And it predicts dividends could begin to grow again from the second quarter of 2021 after another fall in quarter one. Under Janus Henderson’s worst-case scenario, global payouts will remain flat year-on-year in 2021. But its best-case modelling suggests annual dividends will rocket 12% from 2020 levels.Still, its outlook for 2021 wasn’t exactly reassuring for UK share investors. Firstly, it said Covid-19 uncertainty and the possible need for further lockdowns clouds the picture. And total dividends from British companies remain at the mercy of whatever regulators decide to do about the dividend policies of British banks.Investing wisely in UK sharesWhat’s clear is that income investors need to remain extremely careful in the current climate. The UK economy’s been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 crisis. The end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January offers another possible obstacle for many UK shares.However, these issues aren’t enough to discourage me from continuing to invest in my Stocks and Shares ISA. There are still plenty of quality UK shares out there that should deliver big dividends in 2021. And a great many of these can be picked up at little cost following the stock market crash of early 2020 too. I’ve bought shares in Coca-Cola HBC in recent days. And there are plenty of other UK shares on my radar too. See all posts by Royston Wild Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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RFD’s August Dessert Lineup

first_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Keeping things fresh, Real Food Daily rotates its dessert menu to keep customers looking forward to something new each month.Real Food Daily is known as the one of the premiere organic vegan restaurant’s founded by Ann Gentry, a pioneer in the green food movement. And aside from its great tasting vegan dishes, RFD is also known for its wide range of health-conscious desserts.For the month of August, RFD introduces the following dessert specials:PetitesPeanut Butter CupCoco JoyWalnut TruffleAlso Available: strawberry shortcake, seasonal fresh fruit custard tart, raw cashew blood orange ‘cha’ cake, peach blueberry crisp, lemon cupcake, chocolate fudge cake, rocky road brownie, and many more.All desserts are perfect for the summer sweet tooth, so head on over to RFD today and check out what’s new!Real Food Daily is located at 899 East Del Mar Blvd. To learn more about Real Food Daily and its new August dessert menu, visit today. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News 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 Restaurant Cover Column 1 RFD’s August Dessert Lineup From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, August 2, 2013 | 12:15 pm Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentlast_img read more

High blood pressure affects one in four Irish adults

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement TAGSdr liam glynnfeaturedhealthhypertension No vaccines in Limerick yet Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick on Covid watch list Print Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Previous articleTogher Talk – Michael StoranNext articleLimerick lensman making waves Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing.center_img Linkedin NewsHealthLifestyleHigh blood pressure affects one in four Irish adultsBy Liam Togher – May 30, 2013 1049 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Facebook Hospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures WhatsApp ONE quarter of the adult population in Ireland is affected by hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure.That’s according to Dr Liam Glynn, who was speaking during the Irish Heart Foundation’s (IHF) recent campaign for World Hypertension Day which included free blood pressure checks across the country, with the busiest stop being the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle, where more than 120 people availed of the facility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Glynn explained that the condition, despite affecting a quarter of the adult population, can be very difficult to diagnose and that adequate treatment is essential.“It is symptomless so we won’t know if people have it and it is very dangerous because it is a significant cause of heart attacks and strokes, which we are trying to prevent due to their implications.”Dr Glynn stated that only one in three adults with hypertension are diagnosed with the condition, and that only 33 per cent of those diagnosed are treated to an adequate level.He stressed the importance of going for a blood pressure check, as hypertension is difficult to spot but very preventable.“The best way to spot hypertension is to get your blood pressure checked. That’s the big message we’re trying to get across that no matter how stressed, fit or overweight a person is, they could have high blood pressure.As blood pressure increases with age, Dr Glynn recommends that any person over the age of 50 should get a blood pressure check every six months, and the same for any person who has been diagnosed with hypertension.He added that lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, weight loss and a low fat diet can help to ease people’s blood pressure.“I recommend exercising for 20 minutes a day, five days a week and weight loss also helps as there is a direct relationship between weight and high blood pressure. Reduce your salt intake and stick to a low fat diet, and if you are diagnosed, it’s important that you are on the right treatment and that you take your medication every day.”last_img read more

Calls for UK anti-bullying campaign in Ireland

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – April 22, 2013 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp News Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img Pinterest The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly is recommending the introduction to Ireland of an anti-bullying campaign that is running in the UK.The Beat Bullying campaign engages young people in peer-to-peer support in daily life and in online activities.The idea is to encourage them to help one another to identify any bullying that might be taking place and then to tackle it.Mr. Kelly says Ireland would benefit enormously from such a scheme.He explains how it works in the UK.”They have actually 140 staff, and they train young people and then that’s the best probably way to deal with it” he said.”You’re educating those who are in a position and who are actually interacting with their colleagues and their peers everyday and are in a better position to see what’s happening and to deal with it” he added. Previous articleFodder situation in Donegal is “dire” – IFANext articleSurviving Boston bombing suspect is awake and responding to questions in writing News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Calls for UK anti-bullying campaign in Ireland Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

Slab Road, Burnfoot reopens following Garda investigation

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday 21st MarchNext articleMuch-loved weather forecaster Evelyn Cusack says cheerio to the small screen for new top job News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Slab Road, Burnfoot has reopened this evening after it was sealed off overnight and for much of today to facilitate a technical examination of the area by Garda Crime Scene Investigators.Gardaí are currently investigating possible links between the sudden death of a 47 year old Lithuanian man in Buncrana and the discovery of a crashed van on the Slab Road.The man’s body was discovered in a house at Oakfield Close at 6.30pm on Sunday evening, March 18th 2018. He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem examination was carried out at Letterkenny University Hospital by the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan.In a statement this morning, Gardai confirm that while the man died from natural causes, there were some unexplained injuries to the body consistent with either a fall or as a result of being in a vehicle that was involved in a collisionShortly before midnight on Saturday the 17th of March, Gardaí were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision at Slab Road, Burnfoot. A white Renault van had crashed, but there was no one present at the scene when Gardaí arrived. Gardaí are investigating a link between this van and the sudden death of the man in Buncrana.The van has been removed from the scene for a full technical examination, and the roadway in the area of the crash is sealed off to facilitate a technical examination of the area by Garda Crime Scene Investigators.Anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320540. WhatsApp Google+ Google+ By News Highland – March 21, 2018 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Slab Road, Burnfoot reopens following Garda investigation Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Stetson finds himself quarantined abroad

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits For nearly a year, Scott Stetson, a former Trojan, has been on a journey of self-discovery that led him to explore South America. He happened to be in Argentina in late February and early March, at the time when COVID-19 began to dominate the news headlines. And, also impact how he completed the rest of his journey.“It had come highly probable that there would be a pandemic but my thoughts in those moments  were that it would be worse in the United States than in South America where there were only a handful of cases at the time,” Stetson said. “I was not in an urgency to come home and wanted to continue my travels as I had already made reservations in certain places in Chile. I don’t have United States health insurance so I didn’t want to be put in a situation with a very expensive medical bill. My coverage was for international only.  Plus, if things were to really get bad, which they did, then my idea was that I would quarantine myself on a beautiful island in Chile called Isla Grande de Chiloe. I would mediate and play the guitar and exercise until the world appeared normal again.”However, Stetson didn’t get to that beautiful island in Chile.“Events seem to move very quickly in mid-March as governments around the world began to announce their responses,” Stetson said. “I had a bus ticket for March 20, from Mendoza Argentina to Santiago de Chile and would then fly to Puerto Montt where I would make it over to Isla Grande.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Stetson finds himself quarantined abroad Email the author By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen You Might Like “However, there was a second flight out of Buenos Aires on April 25 through an airline known as Eastern. Despite its availability, I chose to stay in Mendoza mostly because I had made up my mind to bunker down here. Everything is so fluid and there is so much uncertainty, the flights are a couple of thousand dollars to fly back to Miami, and you have to book special transportation to cross the country that is also expensive. Because my Airbnb, where I stay alone, is safe and has what I need, my decision was to wait and hope better transportation options would be available sometime in May.”However, there are still many unknowns.“The quarantine has been extended here in Argentina until May 10,” Stetson said. “I’ll be looking for flights to repatriate after that date as I’ve paid rent to stay where I am until that time. The biggest downside is being alone with no human contact for over a month now. I can walk a few blocks to the supermarket and get things to eat and also call uber eats for delivery. I occupy my time studying Spanish, doing home exercises and reading news that stresses me out about the world we live in.” Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Published 8:15 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2020 As is with the best laid plans of mice and men, Stetson’s plan quickly fell apart.“While still only  having just a few cases of COVID-19 in the country, the Argentina wanted to spare little chance of an epidemic and they mandated a nationwide lockdown and quarantine,” Stetson said. All domestic flights and cross country buses were canceled and borders were closed. Most of South America followed suit, with the exception of Brazil. “I underestimated the strict response. I assumed that we’d at least be able to enjoy the beautiful fall weather in Mendoza and go to the parks, exercise, move about,” Stetson said. “At this point I’ve been playing a waiting game.The first repatriation flight in March, through Ethiopian Airlines, was canceled so I’m glad I didn’t cross the country on an expensive private transport shuttle to try and make that one. Ivey expected to detail new state health plan on Tuesday Like most other residents in Alabama, Herb Reeves is anxiously awaiting Gov. Kay Ivey’s press conference on Tuesday. Ivey is… read more Print Articlelast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: NY beaches to open, with restrictions

first_imgPediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PMIS) is a rare condition, but it is life-threatening. It’s important that parents know the signs and symptoms of PMIS. Symptoms include persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain and vomiting. Learn more:— nychealthy (@nycHealthy) May 15, 2020 Samara Heisz/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 304,000 people worldwide. More than 4.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 86,228 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:2 p.m.: TSA screens most passengers since March 25Transportation Security Administration agents screened over 234,000 passengers across the country on Thursday, highest number of travelers seen since March 25.The pandemic has caused air travel to plunge. For comparison, this same time last year, 2,611,324 people were screened on one day across the U.S.1:30 p.m.: Slowing in number of cases at NJ long-term care facilitiesWhile New Jersey’s long-term care facilities have seen an outsized proportion of the state’s deaths — 5,289, more than half the reported 10,138 — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday reported a slowing in the number of newly reported cases at those facilities.The state’s nursing homes have been particularly hit hard by the virus. The New Jersey attorney general’s office started investigating the state’s long-term care facilities in April. The state has asked the public to report any misconduct anonymously through an online portal.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans to provide five 10-person health care strike teams that will join staffs at long-term facilities until June 30, Murphy said Thursday.Meanwhile, Murphy said that elective surgery and other invasive procedures can resume on May 26, calling it a “big step forward for public health.”12 p.m.: New York beaches will be open for Memorial DayAs summer nears, officials in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware have agreed to open state beaches on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend — with strict precautions, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.Cuomo said he agreed to open New York’s state beaches because neighboring states were opening theirs, and if New York remained closed, New Yorkers would flock to the other states’, overcrowding them.Beaches must remain at 50% capacity, and masks will be required when social distancing isn’t possible, Cuomo said.Picnic areas, playgrounds, arcades, amusement rides and concessions will remain closed. Playing sports on the beaches will be prohibited.Beaches run by local governments can also open if the local officials enforce rules. If rules aren’t enforced, those beaches will close, Cuomo said.In New York state, 132 people succumbed to the virus on Thursday, but the number of cases is on the decline, Cuomo said.Five New York state regions have met stated benchmarks and can start to reopen Friday.In those regions — North Country, Mohawk Valley, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier — retail can reopen for curbside pickup. Employees and patrons must wear masks, Cuomo said, and gloves are preferred.For stores where curbside is not practical, customers can pick up their items inside, but stores must maintain an occupancy of no more than 50%. Employees and patrons must wear masks for these transactions, too, Cuomo said.For the state’s remaining regions — New York City, Long Island, Mid Hudson, Capital District and Western New York — “New York PAUSE” is extended to May 28, Cuomo said.11:15 a.m.: Louisiana begins 1st phase of reopeningFriday marks the first day restaurants, bars, museums, malls, gyms, barbershops and hair and nail salons can open in Louisiana. However, all of those business must maintain just 25% occupancy and follow sanitation and physical distancing guidelines.Restaurants were already allowed to conduct outdoor service.“Thanks to the hard work of the people of Louisiana under the ‘Stay at Home’ order, we have seen declining new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. This, coupled with increased testing and contact-tracing capacity, is what is allowing us to move to Phase One on Friday,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday.The governor added that the public and business owners should “proceed cautiously” and protect themselves, including by wearing a face covering and social distancing.10:30 a.m.: NYC released age, race breakdown of cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome New York City now has 110 cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19, an inflammatory syndrome which has features that overlap with Kawasaki disease, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. Of those 110 young people, 54% tested positive for the coronavirus or antibodies. One young person has died, the mayor said. De Blasio on Friday released a breakdown of the data by gender, race and age. New York City’s cases are 57% male.African Americans make up 24% of the cases. Fourteen percent are among Hispanics, 10% are Asian and 9% white, de Blasio said.Children ages 0-4 make up 35%; children ages 5-9 make up 25%; kids 10-14 make up 24%; and ages 15-21 are 16%.There will be weekly webinars with up to 700 pediatric providers to discuss ways to combat the disease, the mayor said Thursday.Besides New York, 16 other states, as well as Washington, D.C., and six countries in Europe, have reported cases, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week.New York state is leading the national effort to combat the new syndrome, Cuomo said.The mayor said Friday that the NYPD will continue to enforce bans on non-essential gatherings, prioritizing dispersing groups of more than six adults.But absent a serious danger to the public, the NYPD won’t take enforcement action for failing to wear a face covering.The city still plans to distribute face coverings and encourage New Yorkers to wear them, the mayor said.The mayor on Friday also introduced a plan to keep New Yorkers cool and safe during the summer heat, including giving air conditioners to all low-income seniors and creating non-traditional cooling centers like at auditoriums, libraries and gyms.9:30 a.m.: April retail sales plunge 16.4%Retail sales in April fell a record 16.4%. The expectation was for sales to fall 12.3%. The biggest decline in spending happened in clothing and clothing accessories retailers, where sales fell 89.3% from the same period last year.Furniture stores got crushed, down 66.5%, as did electronics and appliances, down 64.8%. Restaurants and bars fell 48.7%. The one bright spot was grocery stores — Americans ate at home and spent 13.2% more there than they did last year.9 a.m.: Las Vegas airport offers PPE vending machinesLas Vegas’ McCarran International Airport is now offering PPE vending machines with items including hand sanitizer and gloves for purchase.McCarran said it was the first airport to install these vending machines.8:30 a..m.: Oprah to give commencement address on Facebook at 2 p.m. ETOprah will broadcast a commencement address for the class of 2020 on Facebook and Instagram at 2 p.m. ET. on Friday.Miley Cyrus will perform her song “The Climb,” and other celebrities from Simone Biles to Jennifer Garner to Lil Nas X will share their messages for the graduates.6:38 a.m.: New York barber who gave haircuts despite closures tests positive for COVID-19A barber in New York who was secretly giving haircuts in defiance of coronavirus closures has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Ulster County health officials.“We are taking extraordinary measures to try and minimize the spread of this dangerous disease and learning that a barbershop has been operating illicitly for weeks with a COVID-10 positive employees is extraordinarily disheartening,” Ulster County Health Commissioner Dr. Carol Smith said in a statement.The names of the barber and business were not released by officials, but said the establishment is on Broadway in Kingston, New York.The county health commissioner advised anyone who received a haircut in the past three weeks at a barbershop in the area to seek testing. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York Pause directive says no barbershops, beauty salons and other “personal hygiene services” are allowed to be open at this time.“As much as we would all like to go out and get a professional haircut, this kind of direct contact has the potential to dramatically spread this virus throughout the community and beyond,” Smith said in a statement Wednesday.Cuomo extended the state’s stay-at-home order Thursday until June 13.In New York, there are more than 343,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and at least 27,641 deaths.5:10 a.m.: Milwaukee order allows salons, malls, playgrounds to reopenIn its new order, the city of Milwaukee announced Thursday how salons, malls and playgrounds can reopen.The Moving Milwaukee Forward plan allows for some businesses to open provided physical distancing and protective measure requirements are followed.Other businesses allowed to reopen include days spas, tattoo parlors, tanning facilities, most retail establishments, public beaches, nail salons and more.There are still limits and restrictions on many of these openings, including how many people can be inside establishments at a time and that beaches are only open for walking, biking or running.“A measured, phased in-approach that utilizes data-driven gating criteria and aligns with federal and state metrics is needed for Milwaukee County,” the city said in a statement.Despite the Wisconsin Supreme Court order overturning the state’s stay-at-home order, the city of Milwaukee said bars and restaurants must still remain closed.The city’s plan continues to allow for delivery and takeout at restaurants and bars, but no seating is allowed and no food or drink is allowed to be consumed on-site.“To the residents of Milwaukee, we want things to be back to normal as much as you do, but the virus is still here and our normal has changed. We are all in this together and we will get through this together,” a joint statement from Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, chairwoman of the Public Safety and Health Committee, and Common Council President Cavalier Johnson said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NFL to release 2021 schedule May 12

first_imgApril 21, 2021 /Sports News – National NFL to release 2021 schedule May 12 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMaddie Meyer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The National Football League has announced it will release the 2021 NFL schedule on Wednesday, May 12. This year teams will play a 17 game schedule, with one bye week, for the first time.Those Week 17 match-ups were previously released at the end of March and include the Chiefs hosting the Packers, Titans hosting the Saints, and Ravens hosting the Rams. The regular season will begin on Thursday, September 9, and run to Sunday, January 9, 2022. With the added regular season week, the Super Bowl will be held in Los Angeles a week later than normal on Sunday, February 13. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more