US man, 30, dies from virus after attending ‘COVID party’

first_imgA 30-year-old man from Texas died from the new coronavirus after attending a “COVID-19″ party hosted by an infected person, a doctor has revealed, underlining the risk to younger people.Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, said the man thought the virus was a hoax, despite it killing more than 135,000 people in the United States so far.”Someone will be diagnosed with the disease, and they’ll have a party to invite their friends over to see if they can beat the disease,” Appleby said in a video broadcast by US media on Sunday. The Trump administration on Sunday again pressed for full school reopenings in the fall, even as resurgent coronavirus infections — many of them blamed on younger people — and a record spike in cases in Florida raise further questions about the country’s efforts to quell the disease.The United States has by far the world’s highest caseload and number of deaths. Topics :center_img “One of the things that was heart-wrenching that he said to his nurse was, ‘You know, I think I made a mistake.'”He thought the disease was a hoax. He thought he was young and invincible and wouldn’t get affected by the disease.”Appleby said young patients often do not realize how sick they are.”They don’t look really sick. But when you check their oxygen levels and their lab tests, they’re really sicker than they appear,” she said, calling on people to take the risks seriously.last_img read more

Dutch regulator replaces Sleijpen as director of pension fund supervision

first_imgBert Boertje has been appointed director of pension fund supervision at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) as of 1 May, replacing Olaf Sleijpen, who has held the job since January 2011.The appointment is part of a larger reshuffle at the Dutch regulator, in which four division directors have exchanged roles.In his new position, Boertje is to become responsible for the supervision of more than 300 pension funds and premium pension institutions (PPIs).He currently heads the Financial Markets division, after having been in charge of DNB’s Intervention & Enforcement and Risk and Asset & Liability supervisory expertise centres. Boertje has studied economics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and obtained a master’s degree in risk management from New York University.He is a member of the Markets Committee of the Bank for International Settlements.Outgoing director Sleijpen will be put in charge of the DNB’s department for policy supervision, focusing on the development and implementation of national and international policy for financial supervision and supervisory strategy, according to the regulator.He is to succeed Paul Hilbers, who is to head the division for financial stability.last_img read more

Japanese company to build world’s first all-electric bunker tankers

first_imgJapanese shipping company Asahi Tanker has decided to build the world’s first two zero-emission electrically powered bunker tankers. The design was provided by e5 Laboratories Inc., a company formed by Asahi Tanker, Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Mitsubishi Corporation in August last year. The partnership was established to provide infrastructure services related to electrically powered vessels. Specifically, the tankers will be powered by high capacity lithium-ion batteries enabling the ships to achieve zero emissions. In addition, they will adopt various digital tools including automation equipment and the Internet of Things (IoT), aimed at improving operating efficiency and reducing crew workload. To be classed by ClassNK, the ships will feature a length of 62 metres, a width of 10.3 metres and a cargo tank capacity of 1,300 cubic metres.center_img The vessels are based on the “e5” design, incorporating five core elements — electrification, environment, economics, efficiency and evolution. As informed, the newbuilds are planned to be delivered sequentially from March 2022 to March 2023 and will enter Tokyo Bay as marine fuel supply vessels.last_img read more

S. Africa Wheelchair Tennis: Athletes Defying Odds in Global Competition

first_imgSouth Africa is known for having some of the best rugby players and cricketers in the world. The country has also provided some of the continent’s top footballers over the years. And then there are boxers, swimmers and notable athletes too. But there is another sport that South Africa is beginning to excel at, wheelchair tennislast_img

Advent

first_img Share Tweet Share LocalNews Advent by: – November 26, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img 9 Views   no discussions Share Image via:thegoodheart.blogspot.comAdvent is a liturgical season long in search of a reason. Advent is more than preparation for Christmas, though it is that in a rather obvious sense. Advent is a time of reflection on the middle element in the triad of faith, hope and charity; the time when we reflect that the world is still to fulfill its created promise, when, in the expression of the Old Testament, the lion will lie down with the lamb, swords will be turned into ploughshares, and we will not engage in war any more. In Advent we nourish hope for “a new heavens and a new earth.”People are often puzzled by its atmosphere, however. Advent often feels penitential. But Advent is not Lent, and we must keep the difference between the two clear. The solemn atmosphere of Advent is its aspect of expectancy, of yearning for what’s still unrealized, of longing for a fulfilment that’s complete.In the triad of faith, hope, and love, hope however remains the one least explored. Hope in fact has almost become synonymous with emergency. It is what we turn to when everything has been tried, and there’s nothing more we can do. The doctor, for instance, comes out of the ICU, and tells us solemnly: we’ve done everything we could. That’s when we tell ourselves we can still hope.There is a place for hope in all of life’s trials and tragedies, of course. But hope belongs primarily in the center of life, not at its periphery.Imagine three symbols of hope: first, a young mother to be, expecting her first child; secondly, Nelson Mandela, still on Robben Island, in solitary confinement; and thirdly, a middle-aged, peace-worker in any trouble spot in the world, with little or nothing to show after years of striving.There’s no sense of emergency in the young mother-to-be. She is not someone at the end of her tether. And yet hope is where she lives. One can say more accurately that hope is a place she inhabits. She is fully present there in openness to the future. Does she see the future? Not literally. But she lives completely for it, and it gives fresh, special meaning to her life. Imagine next Mandela — before he became famous, ten years perhaps into confinement. Imagine yourself asking him whether he still hopes for his country’s liberation. From what we know of him now, we can see him saying: I may not live to be part ofit, but I have hope for it.Hope works for a future it may not live to enjoy. To paraphrase St. Paul, we all come into the labors of those who have gone before us, and others will come into the heritage we leave behind. Hope is content not to see, but to strive, not to complete but to initiate.Finally, think of the middle-aged peace worker in Northern Island. Imagine how much it takes for her to keep going, given the history and the environment. Advent speaks to such situations. Hers is the kind of waiting it also refers to, fitful, threatened by despair, occasionally seeing a flickering light, the hint of a resolution still to come. To someone striving in this way, Advent says: keep on going and don’t despair; your day will come!These Advent symbols may just as easily describe one person at different times of life. Advent is a rich, many-dimensioned season, full with the promise of people hoping in different ways, and longing for a world transformed. It should describe not just how our communities but also our hearts are inclined. By: Father Henry Charles PhDlast_img read more

7 dead in Canadian plane crash

first_imgThe Transportation Safety Board investigators at the scene of a fatal plane crash off Creekford Road in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on Nov. 28. TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD CANADA – A small plane crashed in awooded area on the outskirts of Kingston, Ontario on Wednesday evening, killingseven people, the police said.  Seven individuals in the Piper PA-32aircraft died and police will continue to work jointly with the TransportationSafety Board of Canada (TSB) as the investigation continues, the police added. center_img The Piper PA-32 is a single-engineaircraft, which seats five to six people.(Reuters)last_img read more

Unemployment Data For Southeastern Indiana Counties

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is releasing new information detailing the August unemployment rate in Indiana counties.The agency released preliminary numbers Friday, showing a slight decline to 5.8 percent statewide in August.Decatur County’s August rate was 4.8 percent, down from 5.1 percent in July, remaining the lowest in the region.Ripley County dropped from 6.2 percent in July to 5.8 percent in August, mirroring the statewide average.The unemployment rate in Franklin County grew in August to 5.7 percent, opposed to 5.3 percent in July. The unemployment rate in Dearborn County was one-tenth of a percentage point higher at 6.0 percent, compared to 5.9 percent in July.The jobless rate in Fayette County is second highest in the state at 7.4 percent, however, declined from July’s 7.8 percent.last_img read more

Spanish star undergoes medical ahead of Juve reunion

first_img The Spain forward scored 27 goals in 93 games for Juve as they won the domestic double two years in a row before he joined Real Madrid, Chelsea and then Atletico. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets Read Also: Sergio Aguero sets date for Manchester City return Veteran striker Gonzalo Higuain left Juve for Inter Miami last week, meaning Pirlo is looking for options up front. Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and Roma’s Edin Dzeko have been linked with a move to the Bianconeri and Edinson Cavani is also reportedly interested in a move to the Spanish capital. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata underwent a medical on Tuesday ahead of a return to Juventus, the Serie A champions tweeted. Morata, 27, who won the Italian title twice during a two-season spell in Turin from 2014 to 2016, is set to sign a one-year loan deal worth 10 million euros ($11.75 million), according to newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.center_img ”@AlvaroMorata checks into J Medical,” Andrea Pirlo’s side posted alongside a video of the attacker arriving at their training centre. Morata played alongside Pirlo for a campaign before the midfielder left for New York City FC in 2015. Loading… last_img read more

New promoters look to build on car count at Casper Speedway

first_imgCASPER, Wyo. – With IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks returning to race night programs, new promoters Faye and Ray Nash are in charge of a busy schedule look to build on an already solid car count foundation at Casper Speedway.The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season for both divisions starts May 11 at the half-mile dirt Wyoming speedplant with season championship night set for Aug. 31.The Nashes come to Casper following a five-year stint at Valentine Speedway in Glenrock.“We started with about 20 cars there and built it up. What we want to do here is build on the car counts that have already been established,” Mrs. Nash said. “Casper is a tremendous facility and what it needs now is just some TLC. We want people to drive in and say ‘this is awesome.’”Regular race night at Casper is Friday. Both the Modifieds and Hobby Stocks are on midweek July 3 and 4 Bob Shierkolk Memorial programs.Track points will be awarded to Modified drivers on 10 nights and to Hobby Stocks on 20 nights.“What we like best about IMCA are the rules,” noted Mrs. Nash. “They’re right there in black and white.”Casper also hosts June 12 and 13 IMCA Modified Gunslinger Tour dates, with the second show a $1,000 to win qualifying event for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.The Bill Burnside Memorial special for Hobby Stocks is July 27, the O’Reilly Auto Parts special for Mod­ifieds on Aug. 17.Modified points earned at Casper count toward Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region stand­ings, Hobby Stock points toward Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region standings.last_img read more

Shryock wins third I-35 feature

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiMASON CITY, Iowa (June 21) – Kelly Shryock won his third Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature of the year Sunday at I-35 Speedway.Shryock slid past leader Rich Lewerke to take the lead and eventual victory. Lewerke finished second while last week’s winner Levi Nielsen placed third.Jesse Brown did not have the fastest IMCA Sunoco Stock Car on the track but he was in the right place when it mattered most. Blake Cole and Travis Shipman both pulled into the infield with mechani­cal troubles, giving Brown the lead.He had to hold off a late challenge from runner-up Kevin Opheim. Joe Willier took third.George Nordman held off four-time feature winner Nick Meyer to grab his first Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMod win of the summer at Mason City. Nate Chodur was third.Andrew Borchardt was the winner of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Point leader Scott Dobel placed second with third going to Cory Gansen.Oliver Monson was the winner of the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature, holding off Jay DeVries and Kaytee DeVries.last_img read more