Why quality dividend stocks can boost your passive income today

first_img Peter Stephens | Monday, 6th April, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The yields on a wide range of income stocks have increased significantly in recent months. The stock market’s decline means that investors can now build a more attractive passive income through equities than through other assets, such as cash and bonds.Clearly, there is scope for further volatility in the stock market. But by focusing on high-quality businesses and adopting a long-term outlook, you can enjoy a generous and rising passive income over the coming years.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…High yieldsEven though there were numerous opportunities for income investors to obtain high dividend yields before the recent market crash, today a significant number of companies appear to offer excellent income returns. As such, you may be able to maximise your portfolio’s income potential to a greater extent than at any other point in the last decade.Certainly, there is scope for stock prices to move lower in the near term. The ultimate impact of coronavirus on the economy is a known unknown. But in many cases investors seem to have priced in this risk. As such, from a risk/reward standpoint, buying dividend stocks today could prove to be a logical move.Relative appealWhile dividend yields have risen significantly throughout the stock market, the income returns of other assets have come under pressure. Low interest rates over recent years have meant that the returns on assets such as cash and bonds have been relatively disappointing. Now, with policymakers likely to adopt increasingly loose monetary policies, the returns on cash and bonds may worsen yet further.Alongside this, a lower interest rate could help to support inflation. This may not be a priority for most investors at the present time, but over the long run a widening difference between interest rates and inflation could lead to a loss of spending power for bondholders and individuals with cash savings accounts. As such, now may not be the right time to move your capital in cash savings or bonds due to their exceptionally low returns.Fundamental focusInvestors seeking to capitalise on high yields to build a passive income stream may wish to focus on the fundamentals of the companies they decide to purchase. For example, stocks that have solid balance sheets, a history of resilient dividend payments and strong market positions may be less likely to reduce their shareholder payouts, and more likely to raise them.Furthermore, by adopting a long-term stance towards dividend stocks, you may benefit the most from the recent market crash. History shows that while recoveries from bear markets can take several years on average, stocks have always delivered successful turnarounds to post new record highs.Therefore, through buying a diverse range of companies today which offer strong income prospects, you may enjoy a generous and growing passive income over the coming years that is significantly greater than that offered by other assets. Why quality dividend stocks can boost your passive income today Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Villa Vista / Znameni Ctyr Architekti

first_imgArchDaily Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lights – FlamingoFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR UrquiolaSave this picture!© Alex Shoots BuildingsText description provided by the architects. A large residential compound, located in traditional city villas quarter Hanspaulka, is surrounded by a historical garden park, on sloping terrain. The garden itself, together with panoramic views of Prague’s skyline, are the main inspirations for the design concept. Its massing and apparently minimalist composition are formed by ingenious stacking of five blocks – storeys.Save this picture!© Alex Shoots BuildingsThe lowest one – entrance and parking level extending to the exterior granite covered yard is wholly cut into the terrain. The second storey is also partly submerged. It is the largest by floor area and forming masonry pedestal of the house. Glazed main living space, which is situated on it, is full of natural light and surrounded on all sides by mature trees. This central living space also opens up into the lower and higher level of the house via two inner galleries.Save this picture!© Alex Shoots BuildingsThe atrium in the large terrace behind the house is based on the same principle of the visual interconnection of the fourth storey. Above this fully-glazed central-living space, one finds levitating sculpture-like mass, similar to the lower, partially submerged second storey. Both of these massive blocks of well-balanced proportions and horizontal corner windows, designate the living space which opens up towards exterior separated only by glazing.Save this picture!© Veronika RaffajovaSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Veronika RaffajovaThe use of the brick face of irregular brick joint accentuates the horizontality of the whole architectural composition. The highest positioned roof terrace, with the small wholly glazed superstructure, serves as a vantage point, surrounded by roof-garden with perennials. The concept of layering of solid and hollow volumes, simple geometry and submerging into the sloping terrain, lightens the whole impression of a 5-storey mansion.Save this picture!© Veronika RaffajovaSave this picture!© Veronika RaffajovaThe house doesn´t project into the garden, but it allows itself to be surrounded and interpenetrated by the garden. Front street and formal part of the garden is reminiscent of French geometric style, composed of horizontal strips of perennials and box trees. Behind the hedge of shaped yew trees, one finds a private garden space designed in the natural English park style. Save this picture!© Alex Shoots BuildingsProject gallerySee allShow less CopyHouses•Czech Republic Villa Vista / Znameni Ctyr Architekti Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934540/villa-vista-znameni-ctyr-architekti Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Alex Shoots Buildings+ 46Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: AXOR, JUNG, Vibia, Delta Light, Ligne Roset, Mutina Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Villa Vista / Znameni Ctyr ArchitektiSave this projectSaveVilla Vista / Znameni Ctyr Architekti Area:  1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img 2020 Photographs:  Alex Shoots Buildings, Veronika Raffajova Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Czech Republic Architects: Znameni Ctyr Architekti Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934540/villa-vista-znameni-ctyr-architekti Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeZnameni Ctyr ArchitektiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookCzech RepublicPublished on February 28, 2020Cite: “Villa Vista / Znameni Ctyr Architekti” 28 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Good Thyngs to let charities “turn anything” into a cashless mobile donation point

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis140 Unusual contactless giving stationsUK Fundraising has covered a range of ‘items’ that have been turned into contactless giving opportunities:the street benchdogsshop windowscarcardboard comedian cut-outsTry it outYou can try out Good Thyngs using this demo donation function.Try making a demo donation via Good Thyngs Tagged with: contactless mobile QR Codes thyngs UK charities can now turn almost anything into a mobile donation point using mobile technology firm Thyng’s new ‘Good Thyngs’ service.Supporters and members of the public can make instant donations via their phone or mobile device simply by scanning a special QR code. These can be added to posters, leaflets, stickers, staff and volunteer badges, or indeed almost any object.There’s no need for a specific app to read the QR code: any mobile app that recognises QR codes can scan a Good Thyngs code. This includes the built-in camera in iOS 11, as well as popular social networking apps such as Chrome, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, and dedicated QR code readers.The code gives charities a method of accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal donations.  549 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis140  548 total views,  1 views today Choose donation amounts on the Good Thyngs appEligible charities can create a Good Thyngs code for free, and pay a fee of around 60p for a £10 donation. There is no charge on the Gift Aid element. Advertisementcenter_img How to registerSigning up is a four-stage process.Participating charities will receive their own Good Thyngs code, a customisable donation page with mobile wallet support, a set of helpful usage guidelines, and access to the Thyngs platform. This gives them the facility to:view details of each donationdownload Gift Aid declarationsedit their donation pageoptionally create additional codes and/or upgrade to add NFC (Near Field Communication) capability to make it even quicker and easier for supporters to donate. How to set up mobile givingOnce registered, charities can set a range of donation amounts for the code. Supporters then select one of the amounts, choose their preferred payment method, and then confirm the donation with their fingerprint or a stored card.They can even make a Gift Aid declaration “without having to enter any details”, whilst their donation is sent to the charity’s bank account. Neil Garner, CEO of Thyngs, said: “The Good Thyngs sign-up process is incredibly simple, and this new service means that charities can now reach a new generation of mobile-savvy donors quickly and cost-effectively. With cash donations falling and smartphone usage increasing, it gives any registered charity a low-risk way to take advantage of the growth in mobile payments.” Good Thyngs to let charities “turn anything” into a cashless mobile donation point Howard Lake | 8 February 2018 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

HUD, FHFA, CFPB Join Forces to Assist Homeowners

first_imgSubscribe HUD, FHFA, CFPB Join Forces to Assist Homeowners Coronavirus FHA FHFA HUD 2020-05-12 Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD, FHFA, CFPB Join Forces to Assist Homeowners May 12, 2020 2,506 Views Previous: More Americans Expect to Miss Mortgage Payments Next: Brian Montgomery Confirmed as Deputy HUD Secretary  Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus FHA FHFA HUD The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Share Save The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a new mortgage and housing assistance website. The website was developed to ensure homeowners and renters have the most up-to-date housing assistance information during COVID-19. The agencies are offering extensive CARES Act assistance and protection for Americans having trouble paying their mortgage or rent during the pandemic.  This website consolidates the CARES Act mortgage relief, protections for renters, resources for additional help, and information on how to avoid COVID-19 related scams. It also provides tools for homeowners to determine if their mortgage is federally backed and for renters to find out if their rental unit is financed by FHA, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac. “During these uncertain times, consumers need reliable, fair, and accurate information on the protections and relief options available to them. This joint website achieves this important goal for homeowners and renters, outlining clearly the changes that policymakers are making to assist them,” said CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger. “The Bureau will continue to do everything we can to protect the economic security of consumers.”HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson said, “the invisible” has many Americans concerned about how they are going to stay safe and meet the financial obligations. “No one should lose their home because of Coronavirus, and this new website is full of resources to help property owners and renters navigate these unprecedented times. HUD is continuing to monitor the needs of our FHA borrowers and HUD-assisted families, and we are prepared to take additional actions as needed,” Carson said. “Protecting and empowering borrowers and renters while ensuring the mortgage market functions as efficiently as possible has been a priority for FHFA during the national health emergency,” said FHFA Director Mark Calabria. “This joint website is a one-stop shop for information about the housing protections and assistance available from the government during this unprecedented crisis.”FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said this interagency team began working at the “immediate onset” of the COVID-19 outbreak to address the nation’s housing challenges. “This new resource was part of that effort, and will provide immeasurable value to the nation’s homeowners and renters during this critical time,” Commissioner Montgomery said.  “For those in FHA-insured homes or Multifamily rental properties, we are here to tell you that help is available for those that need it.  We’re using every available method, like this new website, to get the message out.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. last_img read more

Call for protection for basking sharks as thousands prepare to converge on Donegal coast

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson The Donegal based Irish Basking Shark Study Group is asking the government to provide legal protection for basking sharks.The group is lobbying Arts, Culture and Tourism Minister Jimmy Deenihan to take action, saying the sharks can promote eco-tourism and being an economic benefit to areas such as Malin Head, particularly over the next two months when thousands of basking sharks will be in the local waters.Emmet Johnston is a spokesperson for the group, he spoke on today’s Shaun Doherty Show……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/baskingshark.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Call for protection for basking sharks as thousands prepare to converge on Donegal coast News Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – June 9, 2014 Facebook Facebook Previous articleMichael McIntyre Returns To O2Next article22 Jump Street News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

DACC: Bring Radiotherapy Unit to Letterkenny

first_img DACC: Bring Radiotherapy Unit to Letterkenny Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – March 24, 2011 Facebook Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts Pinterest Donegal Action for Cancer Care have said yesterdays announcement came as no surprise to them.Spokesperson Betty Holmes said that Michael McGimpsey had said before that money wasn’t available for the Radiotherapy Unit.She’s now called on the Irish Health Minister Dr James Reilly, to bring a radiotherapy unit to Letterkenny General Hospital:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/betty1pm.mp3[/podcast] Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleNew government committed to Altnagelvin Radiotherapy UnitNext articleInquest hears how Letterkenny toddler was struck accidentally by fathers car News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week last_img read more

Bloody Sunday report given June 15th release date

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Previous articleRepair works are to begin in the coming weeks on the N56, GlentiesNext articleDonegal v Down Preview Part 2 News Highland Google+ By News Highland – May 26, 2010 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Bloody Sunday report given June 15th release date The long-awaited report on the Bloody Sunday killings in Co Derry will be published on June the 15th.14 people died after soldiers from the British Parachute Regiment opened fire on crowds during a civil rights demonstration on January the 30th, 1972.Reporter Mark White the Saville enquiry has taken a very long time.”12 years in the making, Lord Saville sat for 434 days in total, called about 900 witnesses and it cost – it’s being estimated – about 200 million pounds” he said. Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

‘Based On A False Complaint, A Person Is In Jail For 77 Days’ : Kerala High Court Grants Bail To Rape-Accused Health Worker After Victim Said Intercourse Was Consensual

first_imgNews Updates’Based On A False Complaint, A Person Is In Jail For 77 Days’ : Kerala High Court Grants Bail To Rape-Accused Health Worker After Victim Said Intercourse Was Consensual LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Nov 2020 8:11 PMShare This – xThe Court ordered enquiry against the victim who filed affidavit saying that the rape allegations was made under pressure from relatives.While granting bail to a health worker accused of raping a woman who had come to him for getting a Covid Negative Certificate, the Kerala High Court directed the Director General of Police to take appropriate action against the victim who deposed that it was consensual sex. The Court was disposing the third bail application filed by the health worker. The previous two bail applications…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile granting bail to a health worker accused of raping a woman who had come to him for getting a Covid Negative Certificate, the Kerala High Court directed the Director General of Police to take appropriate action against the victim who deposed that it was consensual sex. The Court was disposing the third bail application filed by the health worker. The previous two bail applications were dismissed by the Court and he was in jail for about 77 days. Referring to an affidavit filed by the victim in the case that the accused did not rape her and that it was a consensual sex, Justice PV Kunhikrishnan observed:”I am surprised, after reading this affidavit. The registration of the above case was widely covered by the media in the State. Almost all the people in Kerala knows about this case. The allegation is that a Health Inspector committed rape on a lady when she approached him for getting certificate for Covid19 negative. After reading the first information statement given by the victim, this Court also refused bail to the petitioner because the allegation in the statement was so serious. She even stated that her both hands were tied at her back and the mouth was blocked with a dothi. Thereafter there was a forceful rape. Now this victim is deposing before this Court in a notary attested affidavit that there is no such incident and it was a consensual  sexual intercourse. It is stated in the affidavit that she gave such a statement to the police because of the pressure from her relatives.”The court noted that if the averments in the affidavit of the victim is accepted, the accused is in illegal custody for the last 77 days. The court added that the allegation in the first information statement in this case tarnished the image of health workers in the state. It said:This should be taken very seriously. Nobody should make such false complaint against a person. The petitioner was working as a Junior Health Inspector. Hundreds and hundreds of health workers are working in the State against the pandemic Covid-19. In such a situation, this particular incident gave a black mark to the health workers in the State. It even affected their morale. Now this victim is coming before this Court and saying that it was a consensual sexual intercourse and there was no forceful sex as stated in the FI statement. The personal liberty of a citizen is his fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. This is a fit case in which the petitioner should be released on bail forthwith. Not only that, according to me, the contents of the affidavit is to be looked into by the Director General of Police of the State and take appropriate action in accordance to law against the alleged victim or relatives of the victim in accordance to law. If sexual intercourse was with  the consent of a lady, no prima facie case is made out. Admittedly the victim in this case is major. Of course, the action of the petitioner may not be acceptable morally but that is not a reason to punish him like this. The allegation in the first information statement in this case tarnished the image of health workers in the state. If anybody is responsible for the same, the law of the land should act swiftly.Granting bail to the accused, the judge further observedThe criminal justice delivery system cannot go like this. Based on a false complaint, a person is in jail for about 77 days. This Court cannot shut its eye in such situations. The Director General of Police should take this case very seriously and do the needful and file a report based on the enquiry before the Registrar General of this Court within three months. I make it clear that, the enquiry officer will conduct the enquiry untrammelled by any observations in this order.Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Festival of Brass to be Saturday

first_imgLatest Stories “We won’t know what pieces they will play until Saturday when they are placed in groups according to their levels of performance.”Admission to both concerts is free and both are open to the public. Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Festival of Brass to be Saturday By The Penny Hoarder Published 8:53 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content The concert will feature a variety of music, including chamber music and contemporary pieces.“The concert will offer the ceremony, scope and variety of a typical band concert and will conclude with a spectacular mass finale of ‘Ode to Joy’ comprised of about 150 performers,” Zingara said.The day’s activities will begin at 8 a.m. when about 70 of the area’s best middle and high school trumpet players will convene for classes taught by Zingara and the guest clinicians.“The students will prepare one or two pieces to be played at the Troy University Brass Ensemble Showcase concert, which will be at 1 p.m. in HAL Hall,” Zingara said. Email the author Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sophie Wang will be the pianist for the concert.In addition the Troy University Trumpet Ensembles I and II, the Southeast Alabama Brass Company, the Troy Symphony Brass Quintet and several honors ensembles made up of area high school students will perform.The newly formed Bones of Troy, a trombone ensemble, will also perform. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Troy University Long School of Music and the Troy Arts Council will present its 11th annual Brass Symposium Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.Dr. James Zingara, professor of trumpet at Troy University, said the concert is the culmination of the activities involved with the Troy University Brass Symposium, which is a full day of clinics for middle and high school and college level students.The evening performance will feature performances by Zingara, Dr. Dough Briston, professor of trombone at Alabama State University; Jeff Leenhouts, principal hornist of the Pensacola and Mobile symphonies; and Michael Keeley, adjunct instructor of trumpet at Troy University. You Might Like Shelby brings news of economic stimulus effects From the nation’s Capitol to Pike County, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) brought news of just what a $790 billion… read morelast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Trump adviser tests positive

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.Over 52.3 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 national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 10.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 242,073 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Nov 12, 12:46 pmCorey Lewandowski tests positiveTrump adviser Corey Lewandowski has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a person briefed on the diagnosis.Lewandowski tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. He has been in Philadelphia this week as the Trump campaign continues to bring lawsuits related to the election results.Lewandowski was among 400 attendees at an indoor election night party at the White House. Many attendees were not wearing masks or social distancing, including chief of staff Mark Meadows, who also tested positive in the days after the event.Richard Walters, the chief of staff for the Republican National Committee, has also tested positive for COVID-19, according to an RNC official.“The RNC is following CDC guidance and notifying staff who came in contact with him,” the official said.Walters has not been to the White House recently.ABC News’ Katherine Faulders contributed to this report.Nov 12, 12:19 pmNYC ‘preparing’ to close schools if positivity rate climbs over 3%New York City is “preparing” to temporarily close schools immediately if the citywide seven-day positivity rate climbs over 3%, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The seven-day positivity now stands at 2.6%. While noting there is an “unbelievably low level of transmission in our schools,” the mayor nonetheless said the city “will move immediately, the next day schools will be shut down.” “No one wants to see that happen,” he said. “There is still a chance to turn that around. But we are preparing for that possibility.”ABC News’ Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.Nov 12, 12:18 pmCorey Lewandowski tests positiveTrump adviser Corey Lewandowski has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a person briefed on the diagnosis.Lewandowski tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. He has been in Philadelphia this week as the Trump campaign continues to bring lawsuits related to the election results.ABC News’ Katherine Faulders contributed to this report.Nov 12, 11:02 amNew tool shows COVID-19 risk anywhere in the US in real timeWorried about COVID-19 this Thanksgiving?You can calculate the risk level of being exposed to the virus while attending a gathering, given the event size and location, through a new tool developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology.The COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool is a free, interactive, peer-reviewed, online dashboard that estimates the risk that at least one individual infected with COVID-19 is present in gatherings of different sizes throughout the United States and, increasingly, around the globe.The tool allows users to adjust the size of the event and hover their cursor over a map of the United States to see the current risk level by county. For example, as of Thursday, there is a 93% chance of being exposed to COVID-19 at a dinner of 15 people in South Dakota’s virus-hit Dewey County.ABC News’ Anne Flaherty contributed to this report.Nov 12, 10:59 amNearly 550 people on Delta’s no-fly listNearly 550 people are on Delta’s no-fly list for not complying with the airline’s mask policy, company CEO Ed Bastion said in an internal memo to employees Thursday.“Fortunately, that number represents a tiny fraction of our overall customers, the vast majority of whom follow our guidelines,” he said.Bastion told employees, “Please continue to conduct a self-assessment every day for symptoms before coming into work and remember mask-wearing continues to be essential.”ABC News’ Amanda Maile contributed to this report.Nov 12, 9:30 amAfrica sees average 8% rise in new cases over past monthAfrica’s top public health official said the continent of 1.3 billion people has seen an average 8% rise in new COVID-19 cases over the past month.“We expected it to happen,” John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a virtual press conference Thursday, adding that when a second wave of the pandemic hits, “it seems to come back with a lot of full force.”More than 1.9 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed across Africa, including over 45,000 deaths. Although testing remains a challenge, the 54-nation continent is on track to surpass two million total cases within days as infections creep up in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya and Nigeria.Nkengasong urged governments and citizens to follow public health measures.“We are at a critical point in the response,” he said.Nov 12, 7:39 amFauci tells Americans to ‘hang in there,’ ‘help is really on the way’As COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations soar to record rates across the United States, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases is urging Americans to double down on fundamental public health measures and “hang in there” until a vaccine becomes widely available.“Help is really on the way,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC News’ Robin Roberts in an interview Thursday on Good Morning America.“The cavalry is coming here. Vaccines are going to have a major positive impact,” he added. “They’re going to start being implemented and deployed in December. And as we start getting into the early part of the year — it’s going to be January, February, March — more and more and more people are going to be able to be vaccinated. So if we could just hang in there, do the public health measures that we’re talking about, we’re going to get this under control — I promise you.”Those measures include wearing face masks, maintaining physical distances, avoiding crowds and washing hands as often as possible.“They sound very simple and, given the really very difficult challenge we’re facing, one might think that that doesn’t make any difference. It really does,” Fauci said.Fauci, a key member of the current White House coronavirus task force, said health care providers and those who are deemed most at-risk will have priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine, but that “ordinary” citizens should be able to get it in the second quarter of next year.With November on pace to be America’s worst month yet fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci admitted he didn’t know whether the nation was headed for a lockdown but said “we would like to stay away from that.”“Hopefully we won’t have to do that,” he added. “The best opposite strategy to locking down is to intensify the public health measures short of locking down. So if you could do that well, you don’t have to take that step that people are trying to avoid, which has so many implications both psychologically and economically. We’d like not to do that.”When asked about the political limbo in the wake of the presidential election, Fauci said, “Certainly it’s having no impact negatively on our ability as well as our activity in developing vaccines and developing counter measures.”“It is still a major challenge,” he added. “We’re in a difficult situation and we just got to keep pushing.”Nov 12, 6:55 amBiden coronavirus advisor says US lockdown could control pandemicDr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, said a nationwide lockdown could help bring the pandemic under control in the United States and even revive the economy.Osterholm floated the idea during an on-camera interview with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday, saying COVID-19 could be managed until a vaccine becomes available by shutting down businesses for four to six weeks and paying people for lost wages.“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” Osterholm said. “If we did that, then we could lock down for four to six weeks.”He said such a scenario could drive down infections and hospitalizations, “like they did in New Zealand and Australia.”“Then we could really watch ourselves cruising into the vaccine availability in the first and second quarter of next year while bringing back the economy long before that,” he added.Osterholm, director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, was named a member of Biden’s transition COVID-19 advisory board on Monday. He previously served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the U.S. Department of State from June 2018 to May 2019.During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ David Muir earlier this year, then-Democratic presidential nominee Biden said he “would listen to the scientists” if a nationwide lockdown was recommended.“I will be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus,” Biden said.Nov 12, 5:52 amRussia sees record high deaths for second straight dayRussia registered 439 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new single-day record for the second straight day.An additional 21,608 new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed nationwide over the past day. Russia’s cumulative total now stands at 1,858,568 cases with 32,032 deaths, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. Nearly 28% of the newly confirmed cases — 5,997 — and over 16% of the new deaths — 71 — were reported in the capital, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Despite the growing number of infections and deaths, Russian authorities have repeatedly said they have no plans to impose another nationwide lockdown.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 12, 5:01 amSeven dead, 140 others sick in outbreak at Illinois veterans homeA COVID-19 outbreak at a veterans home in Illinois has left seven people dead and more than 140 others infected, according to a report by Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.Currently, there are 72 residents and 72 employees battling the virus at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, some 100 miles southwest of Chicago. Four people died this week alone, WLS reported.The facility has been conducting health screenings of staff and residents, maintaining social distancing practices, wearing face coverings as well as intensifying cleaning and disinfecting protocols, according to WLS.“How did this happen so quickly if these protocols are in place?” state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, a veteran herself who chairs the Veterans Affairs Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives, told WLS. “We need to take care of our veterans. They served us and we need to to serve them and make sure they are safe and they are in safe environment.”Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said it’s challenging to stop the virus from getting into veterans homes and other care facilities.“Our veterans homes really have done an outstanding job of keep our veterans safe,” Pritzker said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a long-delayed state veterans home in Chicago on Wednesday morning. “But you can’t 100% keep everybody safe in this environment, especially when our communities, our mayors, our city councils, our county chairs aren’t living up to the mitigations, are not enforcing the mitigations in many parts of the state.”“No matter what we do, there is a level of risk,” he added, “and it is especially risky, frankly, for those who are seniors, people who are over 60. As the age goes up, so does the risk.”Nov 12, 4:22 amUS reports nearly 2,000 new deathsThere were 1,984 fatalities from COVID-19 registered in the United States on Wednesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily death toll is the highest figure since early May but still under the country’s peak of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.An additional 144,133 cases of COVID-19 were also identified nationwide on Wednesday, marking a new single-day record.It’s the eighth day in a row that the country has reported over 100,000 new infections. Wednesday’s tally tops the nation’s previous all-time high of 136,325 new cases recorded a day earlier.A total of 10,257,825 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 239,683 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more