East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgBOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileBOC Kenya Plc (BOC), established in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1940, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical and special gases in East Africa. In 1947 the company started operations in Nairobi and later years, in Kisumu, Kampala, Mwanza and Dar-es-Salaam. The Company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 1969. BOC Kenya’s portfolio includes dozens of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services. The Company’s customer base cuts across a large spectrum and includes public and private hospitals, food processors, civil and mechanical engineering contractors, motor vehicle body builders, hotels and restaurants, the informal business sector (“Jua Kali”) and small and medium enterprises. Product range includes bulk gases (Oxygen, Nitrogen and liquefied petroleum gas(LPG), packaged (cylinder) gases and engineering services (Medical equipment, Construction of medical and other gas pipelines, Gas storage tanks, etc). BOC Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Heineken Cup crisis: Business as usual for our Gallic cousins

first_imgThe headline of the small L’Equipe piece is ‘The European Cup on the precipice’, an accurate analysis of the crisis facing the northern hemisphere game, and the article carries suitably melodramatic words such as ‘bombshells’ and ‘claps of thunder’. There are also comments from Paul Goze, president of the Ligue nationale de rugby (LNR), the governing body in charge of the Top 14 in France, accusing “the Celts of playing a stalling game” and declaring that a result the French and English clubs “will pass to plan B”.Plan B is the breakaway Anglo-French cup proposed on Tuesday, and which has caused such consternation north of the Channel. But in the same L’Equipe article Jean-Pierre Lux, president of the ERC, rubbishes the idea. “An Anglo-French competition will never be organised,” he declares. “To organise a cross-border competition, one must have the agreement of the IRB. And a body already exists to organise a European Cup – it’s the ERC. Huge legal problems would follow if another entity came into being.” Fan support: French fans love the Heineken CupStrong words, so why such a muted reaction in France? Because rugby ruptures are hardly uncommon this side of the Channel. The LNR and FFR have been at each other’s throats for what seems like an eternity in a bitter squabble over club versus country; the clubs regularly fall out with the LNR; coaches are fired by clubs; players threaten to go on strike; refs get abused by players and coach, and last, but not least, there are the perpetual financial woes plaguing the French domestic game that in recent seasons have led to the expulsion of Montauban and Bourgoin from the top echelons.There are only so many toys that can be thrown out of the pram.The feelings of the French to the latest crisis to hit the game was best summed up by a message posted on rugbyrama.fr, the internet site of the excellent Midi Olympique. “One of the rare times when we see the English and French clubs agree is when it’s a question of big bucks.” Au revoir: A French side are Heineken Cup holders but it hasn’t stopped them agitating for a new competitionBy Gavin MortimerHEINEKEN CUP hell may have broken loose in the British Isles but on the south side of the English Channel Tuesday’s news of the tournament’s likely demise has caused barely a ripple.There is nothing about it in the French national press, not in Liberation, nor Aujourd’hui en France, not even in Direct Matin, the country’s nearest equivalent to The Metro. Instead the sports pages are dominated by the French football’s team defeat of Belarus in last night’s World Cup qualifier.Lottery: Who knows where the Celtic sides will end upL’Equipe, the daily paper dedicated to sport, did carry the news, tucked away at the bottom of page 13, under a half-page profile of Bordeaux prop Jean-Baptiste Poux in which he states: “I’m not Chabal or Michalak.” Whatever. Clermont Auvergne’s supporters cheer their team on the Place de Jaude in the center of Clermont-Ferrand, central France, on May 18, 2013, as they watch the direct broadcast of the European Cup final rugby union match between Clermont-Ferrand and Toulon, played in Dublin. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Sargento Recalls Colby Cheese

first_img Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear Wisconsin-based cheesemaker Sargento Foods Inc. is recalling a specialty cheese because of possible bacterial contamination.Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, notified Sargento that it supplied the company with a Longhorn Colby cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocyctogenes. No illnesses have been reported.The recalled products are 6.84-ounce packages of Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby with sell-by dates of April 12 and May 10, 2017, and 8-ounce packages of Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese with sell-by dates of June 14 and July 12, 2017.The products were packaged at the Sargento plant in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and were distributed nationwide.Sargento also recalled some products that were packaged on the same line as the affected cheese. No other Sargento products are affected. Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT Uh oh, this is the brand I usually buy. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate February 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm Please enter your name here A nationwide recall is in effect Reply TAGSRecallSargento Previous articleDistrict works to educate, inform stakeholders about water use in regionNext articleMarden Road closing for roundabout construction Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Environmental spotlight: Explaining the twin threats facing shark and ray populations worldwide

first_imgCamilla Price Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ Lights Out Texas: Darkened skies protect migratory birds this fall Facebook Twitter Physician declares climate change a ‘medical emergency’ in Friday Focus talk I’m a junior studying biology and journalism, and I believe everyone can make a difference for wildlife. I wear pink, bleed purple and live green. Ask me about okapi and let me know your ideas for making TCU greener. Twitter Experts share strategies for sustainability during the holidays A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ NewsCommunityICYMIEnvironmental spotlight: Explaining the twin threats facing shark and ray populations worldwideBy Camilla Price – February 2, 2021 1351 center_img ReddIt + posts Facebook printLoading 50% Sharks, rays endangered from twin threats of overfishing and public perception Global shark and ray populations plummeted 71% in the past 50 years as overfishing increased 18-fold – but is the world listening?By Camilla PriceIn this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, photo, the fin of a great white shark is seen swimming past a research boat in the waters off Gansbaai, South Africa. Extensive research by shark expert Michael Rutzen and his marine biologist partner, Sara Andreotti, has found that great whites off the South African coast are rapidly heading for extinction. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, photo, the fin of a great white shark is seen swimming past a research boat in the waters off Gansbaai, South Africa. Extensive research by shark expert Michael Rutzen and his marine biologist partner, Sara Andreotti, has found that great whites off the South African coast are rapidly heading for extinction. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) While overfishing, habitat loss and climate change are driving species to extinction, many sharks, skates and rays – collectively known as elasmobranchs – face a far greater threat: the media.Sharks 101: a crash courseEvery year, Dr. Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab research institute at the University of California, Long Beach, asks his students to list out five words they associate with the word ‘fish’. “For a fish, I get ‘Dory,’ I get ‘sushi,’ I get ‘salmon,’” said Lowe. “When I say the word ‘shark,’ by and large, somewhere in there is going to be ‘bite,’ there’s going to be ‘scary,’ there’s going to be the word ‘teeth.’”Many of Lowe’s students picture the distinctive ‘shark-like’ profile of a sand tiger or white shark with its triangular dorsal fin, narrow snout and streamlined profile.Of the more than 500 species of shark, though, many don’t fit the model. Striped, spotted, fat, thin, speedy, slow and inhabiting nearly every marine environment, sharks as a group are incredibly diverse – and so are their ecological roles.“The huge majority of shark species are not apex predators, they’re mid-level predators,” said Dr. R. Dean Grubbs, a marine biologist and member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group. “Sharks actually span a large breadth of the trophic positions in the food webs in marine environments.”  From the bioluminescent dwarf lantern shark that could fit in the palm of your hand to the 20-ton whale shark, sharks fill a variety of niches – but as their populations crash, ocean food webs could be at risk of collapse.Shark off Midway Atoll: Wyland/NOAA via APWhale shark: AP Photo/John BazemoreElasmobranchs under threatWorldwide, as many as three-fourths of oceanic sharks and rays are threatened by extinction, primarily due to overfishing. Every hour, 10,000 sharks are killed. That’s a “vast underestimate,” according to the IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group, owing to spotty international regulations and the killing of many sharks and rays as unwanted “bycatch” by other fisheries.Many sharks and rays are especially vulnerable to overfishing because of their slow life cycles: some species take years or even decades to mature and produce few young in each brood, according to the Smithsonian Institute.The Greenland shark, the longest-lived vertebrate known to science, matures at 150 years old, while the endangered devil and manta rays produce just one pup every one to three years.More concerning to conservationists, though, are the gaps in scientific knowledge of shark and ray life cycles. The IUCN Red List, which categorizes species based on their risk of extinction, has deficiencies in the data of more than 40% of shark and ray species. “Even today we don’t know the basic biology of the vast majority of shark species,” said Grubbs. “We don’t know how long it takes them to mature, we don’t know how many pups they have, we don’t know enough about their ecology, their habitat associations, and we may also not know enough about how often and in what quantity they get captured in different fisheries.”Lack of understanding can impair conservation efforts for the species.  Without the means to manage sharks, skates and rays on a species-specific basis, the U.S. manages them within groups – but, says Grubbs, “Within those groups, you have a wide range of life history.” Thus, fast-breeding, resilient species are fished at the same rate as species that may take 20 years to mature, with devastating results on less hardy populations.In short, many sharks, skates and rays are scientific enigmas. Why? The answer lies in public perception.In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 photo, a replica of the great white shark head used in the movie “Jaws” is displayed at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Chatham Shark Center in Chatham, Mass. Officials and researchers from Cape Cod to the Carolinas are looking at responses ranging from the high-tech to the decidedly low-tech as they deal with a growing great white shark population. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo) In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 photo, a replica of the great white shark head used in the movie “Jaws” is displayed at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Chatham Shark Center in Chatham, Mass. Officials and researchers from Cape Cod to the Carolinas are looking at responses ranging from the high-tech to the decidedly low-tech as they deal with a growing great white shark population. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo) Elasmobranchs and the mediaWhen Lowe plays the association game with his students, one point becomes clear: sharks are feared. Horror films, mockumentaries and even some mainstream media channels malign sharks as soulless, revenge-seeking killers. “They’re basically playing off the whole ‘Jaws’ phenomenon where it is very easy to make people scared of sharks,” said Lowe.Although it may seem harmless, media mischaracterization increases shark mortality.After Jaws was released in 1975, shark hysteria quickly popularized amateur shark hunting and turned the public against their conservation. Dozens of films and shows have followed, which, even when campy or unrealistic, instill the idea that sharks are dangerous and vicious. Shark biologists cry foul: the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation wrote, “The word ‘shark’ almost invariably raises sinister, alarming images in the minds of most people. The average shark is neither menacing nor malevolent.”Most species pose no threat to people, and even sharks capable of harming humans prefer more natural prey. Chances are higher of winning the lottery or being killed by cows than bitten by a shark, according to the International Shark Attack File. “I tell all my students, ‘Look, a shark is just another fish,’” Lowe said.However, media misinformation persists in the public consciousness, causing a lack of public support and funding for vital elasmobranch research. While sharks are generally misunderstood, skates and rays face critical threats to their survival – but are often overlooked. Meet the sawfish.The sawfish is one of the most endangered elasmobranchs – and also among the strangest. Although classified as a ray, the sawfish looks more like an example of extraterrestrial life, with a long, toothy rostrum and a gaping pink mouth on its underside. All five species are classified as endangered or critically endangered by the IUCN, making the sawfish one of the rarest animal families. Sawfish are a primary example of “non-charismatic fauna,” or animals that aren’t cute and cuddly. While many skates and rays are more endangered than giant pandas or elephants, they live in complete obscurity.The United States is home to the smalltooth sawfish, which used to range in warm waters along the entire western and eastern Atlantic. Now, Florida is one of its last remaining strongholds as sawfish are caught as bycatch in gill nets and shrimp trawls. “Gill nets in Florida have been illegal since the ‘90s, which is probably why we still have sawfish in Florida, but we think shrimp trawling is the primary source of mortality [here],” said Grubbs.Grubbs and his fellow researchers are working to reduce the risk of bycatch to the last American sawfish population by determining where and when the animals are caught in the greatest numbers. Armed with data, the team hopes to persuade local authorities to limit trawling that poses the highest threat. However, the survival of the enigmatic sawfish ultimately depends on public support – which is difficult when few know it exists. Researchers with an adult sawfish. Photo courtesy of Dr. R. Dean GrubbsResearchers with an adult sawfish. Photo courtesy of Dr. R. Dean GrubbsDr. Grubbs with a juvenile sawfish. Photo courtesy of Dr. R. Dean GrubbsDr. Grubbs with a juvenile sawfish. Photo courtesy of Dr. R. Dean GrubbsA female sawfish. Photo courtesy of Dr. R. Dean GrubbsA female sawfish. Photo courtesy of Dr. R. Dean GrubbsWhat’s next“Strict prohibitions and precautionary science-based catch limits are urgently needed to avert population collapse, avoid the disruption of ecological functions and promote species recovery,” wrote the authors of the Nature study published this week. Easier said than done.Grubbs and Lowe said international cooperation will be necessary to take the next step in protecting elasmobranchs from overharvesting. Many species are highly migratory, leaving them vulnerable to differing regulations across their range. But the scientists said citizens have a role to play, too. “I would want the public to just try to educate themselves, be informed on what they’re eating, what fisheries they’re supporting, and try to support those that are sustainably managed,” said Grubbs. People can protect elasmobranchs by choosing sustainably sourced seafood; one resource is the Monterey Bay Aquarium app, which provides regional guides for seafood consumers.“For a while there it was not clear whether there was even such a thing as a sustainable shark fishery, and now we know that it can be,” said Lowe. “We have close to 9 billion people on the planet to feed. Fish are a great source of protein. We just have to do it sustainably.”Juvenile lemon sharks in the Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Dr. R. Dean GrubbsJuvenile lemon sharks in the Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Dr. R. Dean GrubbsTopBuilt with Shorthand Linkedin Previous articleWhat we’re reading: A trip to space for childhood cancer research, McConnell condemns Rep. Majorie Taylor GreeneNext articleHoroscope: February 3, 2021 Camilla Price Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Life in Fort Worth TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ ReddItlast_img read more

Newspaper editor spared prison by presidential pardon

first_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa October 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor spared prison by presidential pardon February 6, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en February 1, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt Organisation to go further President Hosni Mubarak yesterday pardoned Ibrahim Issa, the editor of the opposition weekly Al-Dustour, who was sentenced to two months in prison 10 days ago for reporting rumours about the president’s supposedly failing health. The government news agency MENA said the president issued the pardon “to affirm his solicitude for freedom of opinion and expression.” “This decision puts an end to an iniquitous judicial procedure that lasted more than a year and unsurprisingly concluded with Issa getting a jail sentence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hail the president’s gesture but it is not an adequate response to all the many problems that the privately-owned press face in Egypt. Mubarak cannot continue avoiding the need for legislative reform to decriminalize press offences.”Issa told Agence France-Presse he welcomed the pardon but went on to stress that Egyptian journalism today “suffers from an arsenal of laws that negate freedoms.”The two-month prison sentence was imposed by an appeal court on 28 September when upholding Issa’s conviction on charges of disseminating false information liable to cause unrest and harm the country’s reputation under articles 171 and 188 of the criminal code. The prosecution was brought against him following a complaint by a member of the ruling National Democratic Party. He was initially sentenced to six months in prison.During the original trial, the prosecutor tried to prove that Al-Dustour’s reporting had resulted in the withdrawal of several hundred million euros in foreign investment from the Egyptian stock exchange. Government commissions were even asked to evaluate the impact of the articles about the president’s health.On the same subject:30.09.2008 – Editor gets two months in prison, amid no sign of progress in civil liberties three years after Mubarak’s reelection Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff President Hosni Mubarak yesterday pardoned Ibrahim Issa, the editor of the opposition weekly Al-Dustour, who was sentenced to two months in prison. “This decision puts an end to an iniquitous judicial procedure that lasted more than a year. Mubarak cannot continue avoiding the need for legislative reform to decriminalize press offences,”Reporters Without Borders said. center_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Logo : © AFP Help by sharing this information News News Receive email alerts Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

DMRT say Muckish rescue was the most difficult in years

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – April 18, 2011 Google+ Previous articleGAA – McMahon championship doubt for TyroneNext articleGAA – Bradley may miss Championship News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team responded to four call-outs at the weekend, including a nine hour operation yesterday to rescue a climber who was  stuck on Muckish.The team says yersterday’s rescue of the climber from a small ledge on the north side of Muckish yesterday was the longest and most difficult D.M.R.T. technical rescue in years.The Sligo based Coastguard Helicopter couldn’t get a winch to him, so two DMRT members got to him, and began a nine hour operation to bring him down the mountain.PRO Brian Murray was one of the first two on the scene…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/dmrt1pm.mp3[/podcast] Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic DMRT say Muckish rescue was the most difficult in years Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

A SAD ENDING: Class of 2020 mourns loss of traditions

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip A SAD ENDING: Class of 2020 mourns loss of traditions Published 7:11 pm Friday, March 27, 2020 Hannah Huner won’t have the opportunity to wear her dress to the prom this year, as the Class of 2020 faces a spring without the traditional hallmarks of their senior year. Sponsored Content Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “We weren’t ready for our senior year to end and especially not this way,” Hannah said. “But we understand why and we are still hopeful that at some time during the summer, we will have our prom and graduation ceremony.”Hannah said, of course the prom is a highly-anticipated event for seniors. But there are other disappointments, too. “I ran track and it’s disappointing not to be able to compete and that there will be no state meet,” she said. “For many of us, this was our last opportunity to compete with our high school friends.  really miss my friends. We don’t get together; our parents won’t let us.  “We stay in contact through cell phones.”However, Hannah said rather than texting, she and her friends are talking more. “It’s more personal,” she said. “Emotions don’t come through the same way when you text.”But, as far as spending the last months of her senior year out of school, Hannah said she’s handling it. For the seniors at Goshen High School, the closing of schools is even harder.Not for themselves, but because they will not have that opportunity to express their devotion for a classmate, Michael Sanders, who lost his life in a highway accident in July.“It’s hard knowing that we won’t get to walk across the stage and accept our diplomas with our classmates, our friends,” said senior Lexie McLendon. “We are all very close and we wanted to experience graduation together. “We were looking forward to throwing our mortarboards high in the air and saying ‘We did it!’ And that we did it together with our second family.”However, from the beginning of plans for graduation, the main focus of the GHS Class of 2020 has been to “remember and honor Michael.”“During our senior slide show, we were going to dedicate one part just to Michael,” Lexie said. “He was such a part of us. His seat was going to be at our graduation ceremony. We wanted to do everything to remember him. We still will. We won’t ever forget Michael.”Shaikira King, a senior at Pike County High School, responded to Gov. Ivey’s directive with tears.“Honestly, I sat down last night and cried,” Shaikira said. “I was mad, too. I just couldn’t help it.”Although Shaikira said she realizes, understands and supports the governor’s actions, “it still hurts.”“We were on spring break before school was closed for the year,” she said. “So, we didn’t even get to see our friends again to say goodbye. Some of them we might never see again. And, I get emotional about that.”Shaikira said she was looking forward to all the senior activities and to having her diploma put in her hand.“And I was especially looking forward to walking the halls of the elementary school so the kids could see us and hopefully be inspired to one day get their diplomas,” she said. “Even though we got to football games see the Bulldogs win a state basketball championship, we are going to miss the big event for us, high school graduation. It’s sad. I still want to cry.” Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories 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? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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 Just what does ‘social distancing’ mean? TRMC has the answer Troy Regional Medical Center has released an online video with TRMC staff members explaining the importance of social distancing and… read more And that was the beginning of what was to come.Until Gov. Ivey’s announcement that schools would be closed for the remainder of the year, there was hope, Ansley said. “Now, there will be no prom, no class day or prank day,” she said. “No baccalaureate or graduation ceremony. None of the traditions of graduation. We won’t have any of the experiences that we have heard others talk about. No memories of our last times together as seniors at Pike Liberal Arts. It’s devastating.”As devastating as it is, Ansley said she understands the seriousness of the coronavirus and the necessity of keeping everyone as safe as possible. That’s just not the way I had hoped my school years would end. It’s heartbreaking. Hannah Huner, a senior at Charles Henderson High School, said, too, that “it’s heartbreaking.” Email the author On Thursday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey ordered schools to be closed for the remainder of the school year.Ivey also announced at-home school to being on April 6 and that the state will implement online distance learning.But most Alabama high school seniors probably didn’t hear that. All they heard was the ax falling on the waning days of their high school years. Proms, senior class day assemblies, class plays, class parties, senior awards day, senior trips and baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies will be later if at all. You Might Like Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration As disappointed as most high school seniors must be, they are swallowing the bitter pill without choking on it.Ansley Adams, a senior at Pike Liberal Arts, was on the softball field, when she first realized that the coronavirus could impact the school year.“We were playing in softball tournament in Montgomery when people started talking about our season could end,” Ansley said. “It was heartbreaking to even think about it could end.”last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: ‘No evidence’ coronavirus variant is in US, HHS assistant secretary says

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 80.2 million people worldwide and killed over 1.7 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 Monday. All times Eastern:Dec 28, 9:31 amTSA reports highest number of airline passengers since pandemic hitThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Sunday saw the highest number of people screened at the airport since the pandemic hit, a spokesperson tweeted Monday.The 1,284,599 people screened at airports nationwide marks the sixth day in the last 10 with more than 1 million airline screenings. “If you choose to travel, please wear a mask,” Lisa Farbstein, the TSA spokesperson, wrote on Twitter.Dec 28, 8:00 amUS may not see 3rd wave of COVID-19: HHS assistant secretaryHealth experts have been worrying about a third wave of COVID-19 hitting the U.S. after the holidays, as already 9 million people have traveled during the season. But speaking to “Good Morning America” Monday morning, Adm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the country may not see another big spike in cases.“How bad it will get really depends on what people do. After Thanksgiving, in the Midwest and the Northern Plains, we did not see a spike in cases, and in fact, it continued to go down,” he said.He added that while traveling does put people at higher risk of contracting the disease, we will not necessarily see another spike if people follow the rules.“Limit travel if you can. If you’re sick, please don’t travel. Always wear a mask and watch your distance. And be careful, it’s not really the travel, but it’s mixing your bubble with a new bubble once you get there,” Giroir said.He added that this week, 4.7 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered to the U.S., getting the country closer to the government’s goal of vaccinating 20 million Americans by the end of the year.Dec 28, 7:56 am‘No evidence’ coronavirus variant is in US: HHS assistant secretaryAdm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spoke to Good Morning America Monday morning to discuss the new coronavirus variant taking over the U.K.“We don’t have proof that it’s here, but we do suspect that it is likely here, given the global interconnectedness,” Giroir said. “We have no evidence that it’s here. It’s certainly not widespread here, but we need to look and make sure it’s not here.”He added that while “there is increasing evidence that it really is more transmissible” or contagious, due to the viral load that people with that strain have been shown to have, there is “no evidence that it is more serious.”There is no evidence that people who become infected with the variant are more likely to be hospitalized or die, Giroir said.“And we still believe — don’t have absolute proof — but we have very good evidence and a good belief that the vaccines will still be effective,” he added.Dec 28, 4:24 amCalifornia hospital explains how it will allocate medical resources in case of shortageHuntington Hospital in Pasadena, California, released a patient information sheet documenting how they will use their medical resources should they see a shortage due to an overwhelming number of new patients following the holidays.“We are not currently in this situation, but could be based on ongoing increase in hospitalized COVID-19 patients,” they told ABC News, adding that on Sunday they had their highest number of patients (189) in a single day.In the letter, the hospital explained that due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the community, they may experience limited resources. These include life support machines (like a ventilator or breathing machine), intensive care unit (ICU) beds and healthy medical staff to care for patients.If there is a shortage of resources, a team of medical professionals will review the cases of all patients who are critically ill to determine how these resources should be shared throughout the hospital. “If a patient becomes extremely sick and very unlikely to survive his/her illness (even with life-saving treatment) — limited medical resources may go to treat other patients who are more likely to survive,” the letter reads.“Our community is facing a public health emergency that has severely constricted the medical resources available to patients in the Los Angeles County and greater Southern California region. Hospitals such as ours are working hard to meet the dramatic rise in needed care during this COVID-19 surge. We expect to face additional challenges moving forward after the holiday season,” the hospital said in a statement.Dec 28, 1:59 amCDC issues new guidance on vaccinations for people with underlying health conditionsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines for people with underlying health conditions planning to take a COVID-19 vaccine.  They CDC said that adults with underlying medical conditions — who are more at risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 — can receive a vaccine against the virus as long as they have not had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in it. The new guidelines state that people with HIV and those with weakened immune systems due to other illnesses or medication should be aware that information about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for their group is not yet available. While people with HIV were included in clinical trials, more data is required to provide safety guidelines regarding the effects a vaccine could have on them. The same is true for people with autoimmune conditions.People who have previously had Guillain-Barre syndrome or Bell’s palsy may receive a COVID-19 vaccine, though experts are still acquiring more data about their groups as well.The CDC added that people should continue to follow coronavirus health measures — such as wearing a mask and staying 6 feet away from others — after receiving the shot, as experts have more to learn about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ocean City Then and Now: Night in Venice Boat Parade

first_imgThe Ocean City Night in Venice Parade in 1964. A regular feature from Ocean City author and historian Fred Miller:Chester Derr’s boat Patchet III was a prize winner in the 11th annual Night in Venice boat parade 50 years ago on July 25, 1964.The theme was “Ocean City Beach Patrol — Pride of South Jersey.” Aboard were lifeguards Chet Derr Jr., Jack McCreesh, John Dodds, Bob Schneider and George Sonneborn; following in the lifeboat were South Jersey rowing champions Tom Oves and Charles Bowman.In the early 1900s, boat parades were a regular summer attraction in Ocean City, but the event fell by the wayside until 1954 when former OCBP captain Jack G. Jernee, as part of Ocean City’s 75th anniversary celebration, revived it here. This year’s parade will be held Saturday, July 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. near the Longport Bridge.The theme of this year’s parade is “Night at the Oscars,” and it’s not too late for boat owners and bayfront homeowners to participate.Register your entry now at www.ocnj.us/NIV, or call 609-525-9300, or stop at City Hall, Room 214, 9th and Asbury Ave., Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email [email protected] who participate in the boat Parade receive a $50 decoration card, a photo of their boat in the parade and a commemorative Night In Venice mug. Homeowners receive a commemorative mug and can pick it up at City Hall, Room 214. Boat owners receive their mugs at the Captain’s Meeting.last_img read more