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New Judicial Practices At CU-Boulder Target Persistent Problem Drinkers

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 27, 2000 Ron Stump, vice chancellor for student affairs at CU-Boulder, announced today that beginning this fall any student found responsible for three alcohol or drug related incidents, on- or off-campus, is subject to suspension from the university for at least one semester. “The time has come for us to take another step toward our goal of creating a safe, healthy academic community. Our history and mission require us to take such steps,” according to Stump.Administrators at the Boulder campus have spent a great deal of time studying students and their alcohol-related problems on campus and in the Boulder community, Stump said. A number of reasons for adopting new disciplinary practices this year have been cited, including the fact that every year a very small number of students cause the majority of problems. “Even though we try to educate, counsel and hold these students accountable for their behavior, some of them persist in getting themselves into trouble with our campus judicial system and local courts. Therefore, we’ve decided to utilize the sanctions we’ve always had in adjudicating disciplinary cases, and simply apply this in some new ways,” said Stump.Stump also pointed out that, “This new use of our established sanctions does not mean a student cannot be suspended for his or her first offense. It just means that after three incidents, no matter how minor, a student will be suspended.”The university is entering the last year of a major research program to reduce high-risk drinking among its students. Robert Maust, project director of the program, helped generate the data that is the basis for supporting the new disciplinary practices of the university. Maust points out that students at CU have drinking patterns that are very different from the national averages. “For example, more students come to CU with established at-risk drinking behaviors than are found at the national level among college-bound students. In addition, many students, once enrolled, follow or adopt a drinking lifestyle that is much more aggressive and dangerous than the national average for college students.” Stump pointed out that if the new practices for this year had been in effect last school year, 93 students possibly would have been suspended from the university. In looking at last year’s multiple offenders, many students did not do well academically and caused a number of problems when at CU. Many have voluntarily chosen not to return to the university after their first year.Stump emphasized that education and counseling efforts for students caught drinking would continue, and the adoption of the new disciplinary practices this year should reduce the number of alcohol-related problems caused by students. But he adds, “We have concluded that three incidents are enough.”last_img read more


CARICOM Leaders to Review Governance StructuresPermanent Body Needed to Pursue Issues Daily – Dr. Douglas

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Leaders have decided to have an urgent review of the governance structures of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as they seek to address frustrations regarding the pace of implementation of decisions taken at regional summits.Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, addresses the press conference which he convened at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St. James, where Heads were assembled for the final day of the 31st Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which started on July 4.Governance structure has been a major talking point at the 31st Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of CARICOM, now in its final day at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in Montego Bay, St. James.Speaking to the regional press media on July 7, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, said Heads of Government received a report from the Community Council of Ministers requesting a review of the institutions of CARICOM, and are of the view that such a step is urgently needed.“We have basically agreed for a body of people to come together, hopefully the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, do a quick assessment based on what they have sent to us as a recommendation and see how far we can get in determining what model to go forward with,” Dr. Douglas informed.A concern expressed by several Heads, including Dr. Douglas and President of Guyana, His Excellency Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, is that there is no body with enough power to implement the decisions made by the leaders.“If we were to have this permanent structure that will continue to work, whether you have a change in government or not, the work continues,” Dr. Douglas argued. He said the body would be empowered to pursue the work of CARICOM on a daily basis with regard to implementing decisions, only consulting the Heads on final decisions for immediate implementation.He said the Heads of Government have agreed to examine the governance structures of other regional groups such as the Organization of American States, the European Union, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, to see whether any aspects of these can be adopted by CARICOM. CARICOM Leaders to Review Governance StructuresPermanent Body Needed to Pursue Issues Daily – Dr. Douglas Governor GeneralJuly 7, 2010 RelatedCARICOM Leaders to Review Governance StructuresPermanent Body Needed to Pursue Issues Daily – Dr. Douglas RelatedCARICOM Leaders to Review Governance StructuresPermanent Body Needed to Pursue Issues Daily – Dr. Douglascenter_img Advertisements RelatedCARICOM Leaders to Review Governance StructuresPermanent Body Needed to Pursue Issues Daily – Dr. Douglaslast_img read more


Sprint lobby group hire linked to T-Mobile bid

first_img mergerSprintT-Mobile USUS Federal Communications Commission AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 SEP 2017 Author Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade Diana Goovaerts Home Sprint lobby group hire linked to T-Mobile bid Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound Related Amazon reels in MGM Previous ArticleFairphone picks up new backers, plans expansionNext ArticleDeliveroo plots expansion after raising $385M Tags US mobile operator Sprint hired a lobbying company with ties to US President Donald Trump as it moves to work out a merger deal with rival operator T-Mobile.According to a public disclosure filed with the US Congress and first spotted by Reuters, Sprint hired Ballard Partners at the start of September to “advise and advocate for the client on general government policies and regulations.” The disclosure does not include information on how much Sprint is paying the company.Ballard Partners is far from the only lobby company Sprint hired this year. The operator also works with companies including EFB Advocacy, Fierce Government Relations, Franklin Square Group, The Fritts Group, The Cormac Group and The Raben Group. However, the addition of Ballard Partners is significant due to founder and president Brian Ballard’s ties to Trump.Why it mattersThe Ballard Partners website notes Brian Ballard was an “integral player” in Trump’s Florida campaign, serving as chairman of Trump Victory and head of the campaign’s finance efforts in the state. As a member of the Electoral College, Ballard also cast his vote for Trump. Ballard was subsequently chosen to serve as a member of the Presidential Transition Finance Committee.The hire of Ballard’s company comes in the context of Sprint’s efforts to secure a merger deal with rival operator T-Mobile. After a brief hiatus while Sprint explored other options, the pair reportedly resumed “active talks” this month. Reports last week indicated Sprint and T-Mobile are finally closing in on a deal, and Bloomberg indicated Sprint parent company SoftBank is willing to accept a stock-for-stock merger at, or near, Sprint’s current market price. CNBC reported the pair are entering the due diligence stage of negotiations and are hoping to finalise an agreement by the third week of October.Any deal between the two would have to pass regulatory scrutiny from the US Department of Justice (DoJ), which is currently manned by Trump appointees (though Trump’s antitrust nominee Makan Delrahim is yet to be confirmed). In 2011 the DoJ, under former President Barack Obama, derailed an attempted merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. Trump in the past attacked AT&T’s proposed merger with Time Warner, but is yet to comment on a potential Sprint and T-Mobile tie-up.The merger deal would also have to get a nod from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which would be charged with determining whether such a merger would be in the public interest. A telltale sign on which way the FCC might lean could come in the form of the commission’s wireless competition report, set to be voted on later this week.Under former chairman Tom Wheeler, the commission determined the US wireless market was not competitive despite the presence of four major carriers. The decision could change under current chairman Ajit Pai and, it if does, could be a favourable sign for a potential Sprint-T-Mobile merger.last_img read more


DT offers bright outlook despite pandemic

first_img Previous ArticleUS backs down on Xiaomi rowNext ArticleVision Fund pays off for SoftBank Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits Deutsche TelekomQ1 earnings Related Home DT offers bright outlook despite pandemic Axiata Group cautious on earnings Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Chris Donkin center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 MAY 2021 Deutsche Telekom (DT) shrugged-off negative impacts of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on its business in Q1, highlighting a boost in its German fixed business, US gains and growth in its Europe division.In its earnings statement the operator group noted growth in all key metrics, despite a fall in roaming and visitor revenue at its Europe segment, which covers everything except its operations in Germany and the US.Fixed sales and post-paid mobile users were up in Germany, helping to offset a pandemic-related drop in roaming revenue.On a call to discuss its figures, CFO Christian Illek noted it also made solid progress on its 5G build in its home market, with coverage reaching 80 per cent of the country at the end of Q1. It expects to expand this to 90 per cent by the end of the year.Illek added the business had “achieved excellent customer numbers and financial figures on both sides of the Atlantic,” pointing to positive figures released by its US subsidiary last week.Group revenue increased 32 per cent year-on-year to €26.4 billion, with Illek noting the “vast majority” of the increase was a result of the inclusion of US acquisition Sprint in its results having completed the deal in April 2020. He added organic growth was around 7 per cent. Net profit increased 2.2 per cent to €936 million.Illek also highlighted its latest climate targets, with the operator bringing forward a goal of being “climate-neutral” in its own operations from 2030 to 2025. It also trimmed ten years off a goal related to net zero emissions from its supply chain to 2040.Its full revised environmental targets are set to be revealed at its investor event later this month. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Asia Subscriber, ARPU gains drive Indosat profit Tags Authorlast_img read more


Mohr Leads Polson to Victory at Class A State Basketball

first_imgBOZEMAN – Louis Mohr scored nearly half of his team’s points in leading the Polson Pirates to a 67-62 victory over Billings Central Friday afternoon in a loser-out game at the Class A boys state basketball tournament at Montana State University in Bozeman.The Pirates advance to play in a loser-out game at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday against the loser of the Columbia Falls-Laurel semifinal game, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.Earlier in the day, Corvallis defeated Belgrade 53-51. Belgrade is out of the tournament, while Corvallis will play the loser of Butte Central and Dillon at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Butte Central and Dillon play at 8 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.In the girls tournament, both of Northwestern A’s state representatives lost out on Friday in Belgrade. Columbia Falls fell to Anaconda 63-47, while Libby lost 51-13 to Billings Central.Anaconda will play the loser of Dillon and Butte Central at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Dillon and Butte Central play in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday. In Saturday’s other loser-out game at 11 a.m., Billings Central will play the loser of Laurel and Belgrade, who play in the semis at 8 p.m. Friday.Polson’s Mohr, the MVP of the 2010 boys state tournament, scored 33 points, including 19 in the second half, in the Pirates’ victory over Billings Central. He had only two points at the end of the first period. But in the second quarter Mohr, a senior, began reaching into his extensive offensive repertoire.At 6-4, Mohr is effective from behind the three-point line, where he can either shoot or slash to the basket, and from down low on the blocks, where he posts up smaller players. He shot 11-of-19, including 3-of-6 from three-point range. He made only eight of his 17 free-throw attempts.Junior Tyler Krell, a 6-6 post, chipped in 12 points for Polson and senior Kyle Bagnell had 11 points.Junior Ryan Burke led the Rams with 20 points on 6-of-15 shooting. He was 4-of-10 from the foul line. As a team, Billings Central made only 13-of-32 free throws. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more


Columbia Falls Receives Department of Commerce Grant

first_imgFlathead County Economic Development (FCEC) led the planning efforts for the project. The combined efforts of FCEC and the ECA work together to stimulate the regional economy through job creation, infrastructure investment and public and private investment. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. “The coronavirus pandemic has hit Montana’s economy hard, and as our businesses work hard to turn things around, this funding will be a valuable support,” U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, said. “These funds will help Columbia Falls build out critically needed infrastructure that will attract new businesses, create jobs, and put Montana’s economy back on the right track.” Money from the grant will be used to build and upgrade infrastructure in Columbia Falls. The project will reconstruct part of the roadway on 12th Avenue West, improve sewer systems and connect the business park to city sewer and water services. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Columbia Falls as the recipient of a $633,146 grant. Email The grant, which will be matched by a local investment, is expected to create 70 jobs and generate $5.8 million in private investment. “The Economic Development Administration plays an important role in helping communities implement their plans to provide the vital infrastructure that businesses need to be successful,” Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Dennis Alvord said in a press release. “This EDA investment will accommodate the expansion of an innovative manufacturing firm and the Cedar Palace Medical Center and will help attract new businesses to the region.” “Montana small businesses have faced incredible challenges throughout this pandemic and stepped up to continue providing essential services to our communities,” said U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana. “I am pleased to announce they are receiving needed support with these grants, so they can continue to thrive.”last_img read more


Bulls name powerful pack to tackle Sharks at Loftus

first_img Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSenior Dental Implants | Sponsored AdsHere is what dental implants might cost you in 2021Senior Dental Implants | Sponsored Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Bulls flank Arno Botha celebrates after scoring the winning try Loans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Two Springboks will make a return to the Bulls side to front the Sharks in a top-of-the-table clash at Loftus on Saturday.READ: Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaArno Botha returns to the starting lineup at blindside flank and rounds out an all-Springbok back row along with captain Duane Vermeulen and the industrious Marco van Staden. Botha’s inclusion means that Elrigh Louw shifts to the bench.The battle up front will be crucial to determining the outcome of the match and the Bulls have plenty of firepower to come off the bench.Trevor Nyakane makes a welcome return from injury and partners Lizo Gqoboka who will look to add impetus when they are brought on.In the backline, the Bulls have opted for consistency and have made no changes to the lineup that beat the Stormers last week. Morne Steyn, who has been in conversations with the Springbok coaching staff, has another opportunity to further his Bok cause this weekend..Bulls Director of Rugby, Jake White, highlighted the challenge in store for his men.‘We’ve had a few epic battles thus far and the Sharks will be keen to get one over us at Loftus as it is something they’ve yet to do. The forward tussle is going to set the tone while both backlines are brimming with relentless talent so it should make for an exciting but hard encounter.’Kick-off is scheduled for 18h15 on Saturday evening.Vodacom Bulls: 15 David Kriel (Centurion), 14 Madosh Tambwe (Pretoria) 13. Marco Janse van Vuren (Pretoria), 12. Cornal Hendricks (Northam), 11. Stravino Jacobs (Harlequins), 10. Morné Steyn (Tuine), 9. Embrose Papier (Tukkies), 8. Duane Vermeulen (Harlequins, C), 7. Arno Botha (Naka Bulle), 6. Marco van Staden (Pretoria), 5. Ruan Nortje (Naka Bulle), 4. Walt Steenkamp (Centurion), 3. Mornay Smith (Centurion), 2. Johan Grobbelaar (Tukkies), 1. Gerhard Steenekamp (Naka Bulle)Replacements: 16. Schalk Erasmus (Tuine), 17. Lizo Gqoboka (Naka Bulle), 18. Trevor Nyakane (Harlequins), 19. Janko Swanepoel (Pretoria), 20. Elrigh Louw (Tukkies), 21. Zak Burger (Tuine), 22. Chris Smith (Harlequins), 23. James Verity-Amm (Pretoria), 24. Jacques van Rooyen (Tuine), 25. Reinhardt Ludwig (U20), 26. Nizaam Carr (Centurion), 27. Keagan Johannes (Tukkies)ALSO READ: What’s in our latest issue?Subscribe here ‘  1250  83 Post by Andre-Pierre Cronje Published on May 14, 2021 ‘ ‘center_img Posted in Bulls, News, Pro14, Top headlines, Top story MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Bulls name powerful pack to tackle Sharks at Loftus ‘ CNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysio|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more


Twisted Pixel Games is an indie again

first_imgTwisted Pixel Games is an indie againEnds partnership with Microsoft, but will continue working together Rachel WeberSenior EditorWednesday 30th September 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleTwisted Pixel Games, LLCSplosion Man developer Twisted Pixel Games has had an amicable break-up with Microsoft and is going back to being a privately held indie. “Microsoft has been an incredible partner since day one and we’ve always kept a background dialog open with them about the idea of returning to an independent studio model if the timing made sense for us,” said creative director Josh Bear.Microsoft acquired Twisted Pixel in October 2011 and in 2013 released LocoCycle on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows. “This transition has been in the works for a few months, with both parties working together to lay the groundwork for us to spin out and become independent again,” added executive producer Bill Muehl.”We’re looking forward to the new relationships and platforms this will open up to us and continuing our strong partnership with Microsoft on future titles for their platforms.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The studio was originally founded as an indie in 2006 and is based in Austin, Texas. “Twisted Pixel has been a great partner to Microsoft Studios, bringing a range of innovative new experiences to Xbox fans around the globe,” said Microsoft Studios GM John Needham. “I can’t wait to see what this talented team creates next and look forward to bringing their outstanding games to Xbox and Windows 10.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesDan Teasdale leaves Twisted Pixel GamesThe lead designer leaves for “the next big thing”By Mike Williams 8 years agoMicrosoft acquires Splosion Man developer Twisted PixelXbox Live Arcade specialist becomes first-party studioBy Matt Martin 9 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more


Regalado, McKnight trade verbal shots at final LD-31 Assembly debate

first_img By Jeannette Josue – May 30, 2015 6:04 pm 3 Josephine Paige RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Regalado criticized McKnight for her answer. “Sometimes when you don’t have a good answer, you just agree with your running mate.” Please vote for someone who can hit the ground running, we must end the status quo controlling who is elected in JC. We cannot allow incompetence to represent us. May 31, 2015 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm A second District 31 Assembly Primary Candidate Forum was moderated by Assata Wright and Aaron Morrill at Mary McLeod Bethune Center in Jersey City, and Ray Regalado did not hold back this time around: accusing Angela McKnight and Nick Chiaravalloti of being at the behest of the Hudson County Democratic Organization.[fve][/fve]It was a another packed room as the issues covered last night were not included were not included in the first forum.Wright first asked what legislation the candidates would introduce.Chiaravalloti focused on the best practices of charter schools and incorporating it to K-12, transportation trust funds and living wage for residents of New Jersey.Joe Conte agreed with Chiaravalloti, and stressed that the district needs fair-paying jobs. If elected, he said he will fight for more funding for public schools, pension funds and protection of the union.Washington Flores addressed the question by challenging other candidates to give him the formula to help create funding for education. “To say you can bring more money for education is misleading the public,” said Flores.He also stressed focusing on the disparity between minority businesses in the community and the amount of work they get from government contracts.Angela McKnight, the CEO and founder of non-profit group AngelaCARES, stressed her fight for seniors and veterans.For Matthew Kopko, a Republican candidate, he would mandate police body cameras, create incentives to bring jobs back to Northern Jersey, and legalize marijuana.Introducing a second chance program for victims of violent crimes would be Jersey City Police Officer Ray Regalado’s first legislation.As for Jersey City businessman Bruce Alston, he spoke about the need to improve public safety.“We need help in the urban cities and it is up for us candidates up here to address number one, public safety.”The candidates were also asked if they would support an expansion of gaming in the 31st district.Conte compared it to Atlantic City: “They are going to tell us that we are going to have all these jobs, just like they did with all the abated properties downtown but what have we gotten from it?” said Conte. “I’m against it.”Flores agreed with the expansion, believing it would create more jobs and lower taxes. He mentioned the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne as an ideal location.“It’s the perfect piece of land for hotels,” said Flores. He also mentioned adding ferries to and from Manhattan.McKnight did not answer the question but instead brought up her interest in public safety.“Do you want to say at least why you’re not?” asked Wright.McKnight replied, “No, I don’t support it.”Kopko also did not support the idea. “I don’t think the government should be meddling in these decisions,” he stated succinctly.He also stated that there is an off track betting facility that exist currently in Bayonne called Winners.Regalado said he would agree based on contingencies: if the initiative would increase jobs and reduce taxes.Alston claimed the he is undecided but also mentioned that he does not believe it would lower property taxes.Chiaravalloti said he would support the concept of gaming if it benefits the local community.As far as minimum wage, Flores, McKnight, and Alston believe minimum wage should be changed to a living wage.For Kopko, he took a different approach. “You cannot legislate economic growth and you cannot legislate job growth” answered Kopko.Regalado, Chiaravalloti and Conte agreed that the minimum wage should be raised to $15.00.All candidates unanimously agreed parks should not be privatized.Although all candidates agreed that municipal safety employees should live in the cities they serve, Alston pointed out that Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop would not support this legislation, and neither would the candidates on the HCDO ticket.“Do not expect Mayor Davis or Mayor Fulop to support that type of legislation,” said Alson, “Because they said their directors would live in Bayonne or Jersey City and they don’t.”Chiaravalloti replied, “There is this myth that just because you have the support of other elected officials, that you can’t think for yourself.”After Wright moved to the topic of property taxes, Regalado first addressed Chiaravalloti’s answer regarding HCDO’s control over their candidates.“It’s not a myth that when the HCDO puts you there, its culture, they put you there, you are going to do what they say,” claimed Regalado.And while all candidates believed property taxes were too high, different solutions were proposed on how to decrease it.“Giving a 1 percent tax increase to the millionaires, it would solve a lot of our problems,” said Regalado.Alston said that it’s about stabilization: “These legislatures will tell you they are going to lower your taxes, it’s not going to happen, not with the problems we have right now.”Conte brought up tax abatements. “There are properties downtown on the waterfront and they are not paying any taxes, the rest of the city is paying the taxes,” said Conte.Flores agreed with Conte. “Abatements are just being abused.”McKnight agreed with her running mate: “There is a lot of money in education that we should look at for taxes.” She also believed that tax abatements should be reviewed and monitored through ‘checks and balances.’”Kopko called for an audit: “If we get an auditor and special prosecutor looking into every deal and where all the money flows in Trenton and local municipalities there will be a lot of people going to jail and there will be a lot more money in Trenton,” stated Kopko.“30 year-old abatements should need to be in Ward F, not downtown by the waterfront.”As for the top three regional transit problems in Northern New Jersey, Chiaravalloti pointed out the issues with the Bayonne Bridge and the NJ Turnpike Authority’s Exit14A.But for Chiaravalloti, “the Transportation Trust Fund is key.” He mentioned the need to fix the roads, commuter tunnels, and an expansion of Hudson-Bergan Light Rail.Mcknight agreed with her running mate. “This is why I am so honored to have Nick as my running mate, we complement each other.”Regalado criticized McKnight for her answer. “Sometimes when you don’t have a good answer, you just agree with your running mate.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleJC mortgage broker sentenced to 8 years in prison for role in $1.2M fraud schemeNext articleJames Wiley ordered NB DPW workers to paint son’s WNY office, witness says Jeannette Josue CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network News 3 COMMENTS May 31, 2015 10:12 am at 10:12 am Brian Kelly Comments are closed.center_img Bayonne Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called “Addiction Specialists” who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, – Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don’t have one. The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.Legalize Nationwide! Angela McKnight is a thoughtful intelligent person who has extensive experience in the area of issues facing seniors in New Jersey. She understands the issues that less well off people in Hudson County face every day. I worked with her during the week following superstorm Sandy, and I was very impressed with her grasp of politics and issues, but most of all with her concern for individuals who were at risk or not being served by the government they count on in times of crisis. TAGSangela mcknightBruce Alstonjoe conteMatthew Kopkonicholas chiaravallotiray regaladowashington flores SHARE drhachen Facebook Twitter Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Bayonne BayonneJersey CityPolitics & Policy June 1, 2015 11:19 am at 11:19 am Regalado, McKnight trade verbal shots at final LD-31 Assembly debate Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction last_img read more


Coronavirus live updates: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson transferred to intensive care

first_imgnarvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 10,524 people in the United States.The U.S. has by far the most cases, with more than 356,000 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.More than 1.3 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.More than 73,900 around the world have died, according to Johns Hopkins University’s count.Italy has the highest death toll in the world — more than 16,500.Today’s biggest developments:-UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson transferred to intensive care-New York state reaches possible apex, death toll reaches 4,758-This will be the ‘peak week’ for parts of the US, official warnsHere’s how the story is developing today. All times Eastern. 3:38 p.m.: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson taken to intensive careU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, who was hospitalized Sunday night after contracting the novel coronavirus, has been taken to intensive care after his condition worsened Monday afternoon, according to Downing Street.Johnson asked Dominic Raab, the secretary of state for foreign affairs, to deputize for him when necessary, Downing Street said.Earlier Monday, Johnson said he went to the hospital for “some routine tests” as his symptoms persisted.“I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe,” Johnson tweeted.A spokesman for the prime minister’s office announced in a statement on Sunday night that Johnson had a high fever and was admitted to a London hospital on the advice of his doctor, not in an emergency.“This is a precautionary step,” the spokesman said at the time, “as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus.”3:10 p.m.: Michigan running ‘dangerously low’ on personal protective equipmentIn Michigan — one of the states hit hardest by the pandemic — health care workers are “running dangerously low” on personal protective equipment (PPE), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned.“At Beaumont Hospital, we have less than three days until N95 masks run out. At Henry Ford Health System, we have less than four days. And at the Detroit Medical Center, less than 10 days,” Whitmer said Monday. “At all three health systems, there are less than three days until face shields run out and less than six days until surgical gowns run out.”She said that data doesn’t include private donations going straight to the hospitals.Whitmer said state officials are “doing everything we can as the state level to secure more personal protection equipment.”She said FEMA has sent 400 ventilators, 2 million gloves and 1.1 million surgical masks, and plans to ship 1 million more N95 masks this week.As of Sunday, over 15,000 had tested positive and 617 had died in Michigan.Eighty percent of the state’s cases are in three counties in the Detroit area.2:50 p.m.: New Jersey sees decline in new case growth rateNew Jersey’s death toll from the coronavirus has now climbed to 1,003, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday.The Garden State has a total of 41,090 people diagnosed with the virus.But Murphy tweeted, “we’re seeing a DECLINE in the growth rate of new cases, from 24% day-over-day on March 30th, to roughly 12% today.”“Our efforts #FlattenTheCurve are STARTING TO PAY OFF,” he said. “Our job now is to keep flattening it to the point where our day-over-day increase is ZERO.”Murphy stressed, “if we keep up with our current practices, we can get through the peak with the hospital beds that we’re preparing.”But added, “if we relax our social distancing, our health care system will be overrun with a surge FOUR TIMES what it could be. That would be literally disastrous.”“This isn’t over — not by a long shot,” the governor warned.Murphy said he is signing an executive order to allow retired public employees to return to work without impacting pension status.2:27 p.m.: Wis. governor suspends in-person voting for Tuesday’s primaryWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed an executive order Monday suspending in-person voting for Tuesday’s election, a striking move after the governor resisted taking unilateral action for weeks leading up to the contest. Evers’ order calls for moving in-person voting to June 9.This comes after the Republican-controlled state legislature Monday morning, in a slight to Evers, adjourned a special session he called to make changes to the election.After Evers’ order, the two top Republicans, Wisconsin House Speaker Robin Vos and state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, said they were “immediately challenging this executive order in the Wisconsin state Supreme Court.”1:26 p.m.: Louisiana deaths increase by 38%In hard-hit Louisiana, statewide deaths jumped 38.3% over the weekend. Louisiana now has a total of 512 fatalities, according to the state’s Department of Health.The number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases made a 44.3% leap over the weekend, now at a total of 10,297 in the state.Of those hospitalized in Louisiana, 31.1% of the patients are on ventilators, according to the Health Department.Among the coronavirus-related deaths was a baby girl born prematurely because her mother was on a ventilator and needed oxygen, Dr. William “Beau” Clark of the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office told ABC News.It is not clear if the baby was infected with the coronavirus, Dr. Clark said.Only two of Louisiana’s 64 parishes have zero confirmed cases.“It is absolutely critical that you avoid close contact with others,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell tweeted Monday.“It is going to take all of us doing our part and being good neighbors to help flatten the curve and slow the spread,” Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted.12:32 p.m.: New York state death toll reaches 4,758In New York — the state hit hardest by the pandemic — the death toll has reached 4,758, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, though he said the rate of death has been “effectively flat for two days.”New York has the highest death toll in the U.S. by far.More than 130,000 people in New York state have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.Cuomo said the total number of hospitalizations, ICU admissions and daily intubations are down, which “suggest a possible flattening of the curve.”While New York may have reached the apex of coronavirus infections, the governor added, what happens next “still depends on what we do.”If the state is plateauing, it is because social distancing is working so that must continue, said Cuomo.Also, the state’s health care system “is at maximum capacity today,” according to the governor. “The staff cannot work any harder. And staying at this level is problematic.”“There’s also a real danger in getting overconfident too quickly. This is an enemy we have underestimated from day one and we have paid the price dearly,” Cuomo said.Schools and non-essential businesses will remain closed until April 29, Cuomo said.Cuomo lectured those who congregated in New York City’s squares and parks this weekend and said he’s increasing the maximum fine to $1000 for violating the social distancing protocol.“Now is not the time to be lax. It is a mistake,” the governor said.“If I can’t convince you to show discipline for yourself,” Cuomo said, then do it for others, like the health care workers “putting their lives on the line.”11:55 a.m.: Another 439 deaths in UK in 24 hoursAt least 5,373 patients in the United Kingdom have died from the coronavirus, as of Sunday night. That marks an increase of 439 deaths in 24 hours, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.Over 51,000 people in the United Kingdom have tested positive for COVID-19, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles, heir to the British throne.11:43 a.m.: Masters rescheduled for NovemberThe Masters plans to reschedule 2020’s April tournament for Nov. 9 to 15.“We want to emphasize that our future plans are incumbent upon favorable counsel and direction from health officials,” Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, said in a statement Monday. “Provided that occurs and we can conduct the 2020 Masters, we intend to invite those professionals and amateurs who would have qualified for our original April date and welcome all existing ticket holders to enjoy the excitement of Masters week.”9:48 a.m.: Spain sees infection rate drop in ‘almost all regions’The novel coronavirus outbreak in Spain appears to be slowing down as the number of new infections drops in “almost all regions,” a health ministry official said.“The growth rate of the pandemic is decreasing in almost all regions,” Maria Jose Sierra, with the Spanish Ministry of Health’s emergency committee, said in a virtual press briefing Monday.Sierra cautioned that it will take a few days to “confirm this tendency.”Monday’s data from the Spanish health ministry shows that 637 people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — the lowest daily toll, percentage-wise, since early March — bringing the nationwide death toll to 13,055. The country also reported 4,273 new cases, bringing the nationwide total to 135,032.Spain has the second-highest national tally of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world, behind the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Sierra said around 19,400 health workers in Spain have been infected with the novel coronavirus, accounting for nearly 15% of the total number of cases.Over the weekend, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that he would ask parliament to extend the country’s state of emergency by two more weeks, taking the lockdown on mobility until April 26.“Flattening the curve was our first objective. We’re getting close. But I ask everyone for sacrifice and resistance,” Sanchez said in a televised address. “The next objective is to reduce infections even more until the number of new contagions is lower than the number of people recovering each day.”Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, warned Americans that this will be the “peak week” of the novel coronavirus outbreak for some states and cities.“For parts of the country, particularly New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Detroit, this week is going to be the peak week,” Giroir told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.“It’s going to be the peak hospitalization, peak ICU week and, unfortunately, peak death week,” he added. “But that doesn’t mean we’re over this week. There are other parts of the country that will peak a little bit later, like New Orleans. So we have to be very, very serious about what’s happening this week, next week, the following weeks — do the physical distancing, wear the masks, that’s how we’re going to defeat this virus.”Giroir, a medical doctor and a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said the country has “come a long way” in ramping up its COVID-19 testing capacity.“As of yesterday we’ve conducted at least 1.67 million tests, and we don’t even get information from all of the laboratory-derived tests. These are the ones that are in the hospitals that don’t really report up through the system,” he said. “We’ll do about a million tests this week, and that’s plenty enough tests for the people who really need it in the priority groups — those who are hospitalized, health care workers, elderly.”Giroir said they are also working on scaling up serologic testing, more commonly known as an antibody test, which only requires a drop of blood and sniffs out virus antibodies. The test can’t detect whether an individual presently has the virus, but it can tell if they already had it or had been exposed to it at some point in the past because their immune system has developed antibodies to fight it.“That’s very important as we think about reopening the country and the economy,” Giroir said, “because if you have had the virus and you have an immune response to it, in all probability you are immune and safe from the virus.”Giroir said he’s “very optimistic” that the country will soon have “tens of millions” of serologic tests, potentially by May.“There are several that are going through the FDA right now,” he added.6:42 a.m.: State of emergency looms in JapanJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he intends to declare a state of emergency over the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak amid a recent surge in infections.During a press conference Monday, Abe said he was making final arrangements for the declaration and would announce it as soon as Tuesday. The order would last for about a month and would apply to seven prefectures that includes major cities such as Tokyo, which has seen a jump in new infections in recent days.The extent of the emergency measures were not fully known Monday, but the declaration would give prefectural governors the power to ask people to stay home. Local media reports say public transportation and supermarkets would remain open.As of Monday, at least 3,654 people in Japan have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 85 of them have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The Japanese government has admitted that infection routes cannot be traced in an increasing number of cases.The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo issued a stark warning to Americans in Japan on Friday, saying those who wish to return should do so now or risk being stuck there “for an indefinite period.”“For U.S. citizens now in Japan, if you plan to return to the United States, we recommend that you arrange for an immediate departure. Failure to do so could mean staying abroad for an indefinite period,” the embassy said in the alert. “As compared to the number of positive cases and hospitalizations in the United States and Europe, the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan remains relatively low. The Japanese Government’s decision to not test broadly makes it difficult to accurately assess the COVID-19 prevalence rate.”3 a.m.: US Forces Japan declares public health emergencyThe commander of the United States Forces Japan on Monday announced a public health emergency for the Kanto Plain “due to the steady increase” of novel coronavirus infections in nearby Tokyo.The declaration, which will remain in effect through May 5, gives commanders the authority to enforce compliance of health protection measures on those who live and work on all U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine installations and facilities located on the Kanto Plain, the largest lowland in Japan that covers more than half of the eastern Kanto region, including Tokyo.“Protecting the health and safety of everyone associated with U.S. Forces Japan is my number one priority,” Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan commander, said in a statement Monday. “I cannot underscore enough the importance of personal responsibility at a time like this. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 requires the entire team — service members, civilians, families, and our Japanese partners.”The announcement comes as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases in the Japanese capital have jumped in recent days, from 78 on March 31 to 143 on Sunday, according to data published on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s website.Last month, an active duty member of the U.S. Forces Japan tested positive for COVID-19.In total, 1,033 people have tested positive for the disease in Tokyo and 30 of them have died, according to the government’s website. A count kept by Johns Hopkins University show’s Japan’s nationwide tally is up to 3,654 diagnosed cases and 85 deaths. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more