The Centrica share price is falling but I prefer this FTSE 100 stock

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Centrica share price is falling but I prefer this FTSE 100 stock Image source: Getty Images. Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 3rd April, 2020 | More on: CNA MGGT UK power supplier Centrica (LSE:CNA) cancelled its 2019 dividend yesterday. It’s the latest in a slew of FTSE 350 companies to do so in response to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Centrica share price has fallen nearly 50% in a month in the face of mounting adversity.  The company is bracing for a reduction in earnings, as it expects customers to defer their electricity bill payments. The nationwide lockdown has also created a fall in electricity usage by businesses.Centrica succumbs to external woesThe lockdown has also increased the number of people working from home, so there’s a marked increase in demand from residential customers. But I doubt this will do much to ease investors’ nerves. 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…Centrica has been struggling for a while. Its market cap has slipped from a high of £14bn in 2015 and is now worth around £5bn. Recent trading updates haven’t been encouraging. Last month the company posted a £1.1bn pre-tax loss.The disturbingly low oil prices are not helping either. The company projects this to reduce cash flow by close to £100m. Its divestment of Spirit Energy has been put on hold and capital expenditure is being cut by £100m in response. I don’t see a bright future ahead for the Centrica share price and if I owned shares in the energy group, I think I’d sell.FTSE 100 favouriteConsidering the FTSE 100 is home to the 100 largest companies in the UK, it’s hard to believe it could contain any hidden gems. But amid a market crash and rising tension, it’s surprising which companies are standing out as long-term winners.One that I like is Meggitt (LSE:MGGT). There are others, but I think many of them are still overpriced, despite the market crash.Meggitt is involved in engineering for extreme environments. This includes specialising in tech for the aerospace, defence and energy sectors. Airlines and oil stocks are both suffering at the hands of coronavirus and the oil price decline. However, when the world returns to a new sense of normality, dependence on both energy and air travel will resume.Meggitt has seen a decline in its airline component production in response to the pandemic. But is now constructing medical ventilators for the NHS, putting its expertise to good use at this terrible time.Today Meggitt has a price-to-earnings ratio of 7 and earnings per share are 28p. It’s cancelled its final dividend for this year in a bid to increase liquidity and strengthen its financial position. While it’s never good when a FTSE 100 company cuts its dividend payments, I think the company will be well placed for rapid recovery when the time comes.This share carries risk, but I think it offers value to long-term investors looking to buy and hold for several years.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Meggitt. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 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. 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FTSE 100 bargains I’d put in my ISA

first_img 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. Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 12th April, 2020 See all posts by Kevin Godbold 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” I reckon we could be in for more volatility in the stock market before the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are over. However, there’s still a big opportunity for investors in the FTSE 100.Last week, lots of share prices were shooting up. But it won’t surprise many people to see stocks falling again. Indeed, bear markets are known for their rapid and sudden reversals to the upside, and we may have just witnessed one of those.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…The economic damage could be extensiveIt seems inconceivable that companies will be able to just carry on as normal when the pandemic passes. I’m expecting firms in many sectors to hurt badly for some time. We haven’t seen a wave of dividend cuts for nothing. Indeed, I’ve got my crash helmet on waiting for months of diabolical trading figures from companies.Overall, my guess is this will end up being a mighty hole for world economies to crawl out of. My best guess is that the general market indices and the share prices of many individual firms will plunge lower again.But not all companies will be as badly affected as others. Some sectors such as travel and leisure contain firms whose entire revenue has stalled. The longer that situation continues, the harder it will be for many of the firms affected to recover afterwards.And other sectors have barely noticed any difference. I’m thinking of fast-moving consumer goods like tobacco, alcohol, and everyday necessities, such as soap and food products. Essential service providers have been trading well through the crisis too, such as supermarkets and others.Your new ISA allowance arrived!While we’ve been focusing on the pandemic and the carnage and opportunity in the stock market, the financial year turned over and landed us with a fresh £20,000 ISA allowance on 6 April. Now’s the time to spend it wisely on shares.And the good news is we can afford to be particularly discerning in the current market environment. Now is the time to insist on only the best companies ending up in our portfolios. I’d target companies that run businesses with defensive, cash-generating characteristics rather than more cyclical outfits that general macroeconomic downturns can affect.In the FTSE 100, for example, I like stocks such as Unilever, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, British American Tobacco, Diageo, Reckitt Benckiser, National Grid, Smith & Nephew, and SSE. I know some of those names have seen a strong rebound over recent days, but, as I said, there could be further general market weakness ahead.I’d put those firms on a watch list and aim to buy some of the shares on dips, down-days, and periods of weakness. And it’s an equally valid proposition to invest in the market itself. You can do that by adding an FTSE 100 tracker fund to your ISA. FTSE 100 bargains I’d put in my ISA 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca and Diageo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Duplex in Madrid / Marta Badiola + Jorge Pizarro

first_imgPhotographs:  Marta Badiola + Jorge Pizarro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Duplex in Madrid / Marta Badiola + Jorge Pizarro ArchDaily Duplex in Madrid / Marta Badiola + Jorge PizarroSave this projectSaveDuplex in Madrid / Marta Badiola + Jorge Pizarro ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Marta Badiola + Jorge Pizarro+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeMarta Badiola + Jorge PizarroOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadridSpainPublished on April 18, 2016Cite: “Duplex in Madrid / Marta Badiola + Jorge Pizarro” 18 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore 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 stream Spaincenter_img Manufacturers: Hisbalit, MOSO, SercablesCollaborators:Alba CarrascoConstruction:Félix De Las HerasCarpenter:Manuel RuazaLocksmithing:Rmc Mettron S.L.City:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marta Badiola + Jorge PizarroRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. The project is a full refurbishment of a duplex in Madrid’s city center that will host a family expecting its third child and whose needs will change drastically along the next years. For that reason, the house is designed as an unfinished space, which will be modified and adapted to respond to the life changes of its inhabitants.Save this picture!© Marta Badiola + Jorge PizarroIn the first state proposed,the house has large and fluid spaces, where the absence of physical barriers (open spaces, doors disappearing into walls, very few partitions, continuous pavements…) allows permanent visual contact for a family with small children, understanding their spatial needs as an extensible playground. On the lower floor the house is built around three volumes, which coincide with the most intimate and private spaces (two bathrooms and a dressing room) and around a single volume upstairs (the third bathroom). The remaining program is configured as a series of interstitial spaces without clear boundaries and dissolving the traditional structure of the distributor hall.Save this picture!IsometricSave this picture!DiagramAs residents grow up, and needs for large spaces to play in are reduced, the house will be fragmented to respond to these new situations and requirements of independence in a very simple, fast and economic way. In this second phase, the project proposes an adaptability solution through which, with only two plasterboard partitions, the functionality of the house changes, offering more private spaces while maintaining the common family gathering spaces: the kitchen and living room.Save this picture!© Marta Badiola + Jorge PizarroThe staircase, built in folded sheet lined with bamboo and sustained with tensioned steel wires, plays an important role in this central core of the house, by being a lightweight and light-permeable element acting  as a spatial and activities link in the house. It is also an interactive object, which functions as a decorative support that holds the different expressions and family events throughout the year (birthdays, Christmas, Halloween…) giving the house a unique and customizable character.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe whole house has been adapted to improve climatic conditions with better insulation and smooth cross ventilation due to the fact that all doors and windows are sliding.Save this picture!© Marta Badiola + Jorge PizarroThe project aims to achieve a dwelling whose life proceeds in parallel and harmony with the people who live in it, adjusting to their needs in time and understanding the necessity of adaptability and customization in our contemporary lifestyles.Save this picture!© Marta Badiola + Jorge PizarroProject gallerySee allShow lessIwan Baan on Capturing the Harbin Opera HouseArchitecture NewsLa Source / atelier d’architecture King KongSelected Projects Share Architects: Marta Badiola + Jorge Pizarro Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Madrid, Spain Photographs Houses Area:  225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” 2015last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Texas sets new single-day record for deaths

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 550,000 people worldwide.Over 12 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3 million diagnosed cases and at least 132,498 deaths.Here is how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:6:52 p.m.: Arizona launches ‘Project Catapult’ to increase testingGov. Doug Ducey announced at a Thursday press conference he is signing an executive order to reduce indoor dining in Arizona to less than 50% of a restaurant’s capacity.In addition, he said the state will be launching “Project Catapult” to drastically increase testing. The goal is 35,000 tests per day by the end of July, and 60,000 tests by the end of August.Ducey urged Arizonans to stay at home multiple times during the press conference as the state deals with a surge in cases.“The virus is widespread and the more activity that is happening in our economy, the more the spread will continue,” he said.The governor pointed out that the RN, the disease’s capacity to spread, had fallen from 1.18 to 1.10 in the 10 days since the mask mandate and other restrictions went into effect. The number measures the average amount of people one infected person will spread the disease to. Officials look for a number under 1 to say the disease is under control.Ducey also said he spoke to Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, who told him that getting out of the “zone” that Arizona is in will be a two- to four-week event.6:47 p.m.: Texas sets new single-day record for deathsTexas, in the middle of a surge of coronavirus cases, set a new one-day record total with 105 deaths reported Thursday.The state has confirmed 9,782 new cases since yesterday with a 15.03% positivity rate on tests.The death toll rose to 2,918 with the 105 reported Thursday.As has been the case in Florida, hospitals are now overcrowding across Texas. In especially hard-hit Houston, Texas Medical Center now says it is at 105% capacity.Houston has added a third free testing site, as the two it had offered 650 tests a day and they ran out by noon.6:14 p.m.: Kentucky mandates face coveringsKentucky Gov. Matt Beshear is mandating masks or facial coverings for the entire state in places where people cannot socially distance.The executive order will go into effect Friday at 5 p.m. and last for 30 days.Beshear has struggled with other politicians in his state over issuing COVID restrictions. Just hours before making the mask announcement at a press conference, a circuit judge issued a temporary restraining order against new executive orders signed by the governor related to COVID-19. He promised to fight the ruling.The governor announced there were 333 new cases of coronavirus in the last day and four deaths.In May, Beshear recommended people wear masks in public, but said it was not a requirement.4:27 p.m.: California reports highest daily death totalCalifornia reported 149 new deaths on Thursday — the highest daily number of fatalities so far.Gov. Gavin Newsom stressed that the number may be attributed to lags in reporting, pointing out that the day after the Fourth of July only six deaths were reported.Hospitalizations have jumped 42% in the last two weeks and intensive care unit admissions increased 29%.3:30 p.m.: 11,312 pregnant moms diagnosed with coronavirus, most of them Latina: CDCThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is aware of 11,312 pregnant women who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the U.S.Of those, 3,252 women have been hospitalized and 31 have died, the CDC reported.The disproportionate share of the pregnant women to test positive were Hispanic/Latina women.The CDC recorded that 4,553 of the women were Hispanic/Latina and 2,140 were white.2:50 p.m.: Over 1,000 TSA employees have tested positive for COVID-19The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says 1,018 of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.Of that number, 647 have recovered and six have died.New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has had the highest number of positive cases with 116 TSA employees.Second to JFK is New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport where 69 TSA workers have tested positive.The TSA has taken steps to help protect workers like requiring employees to wear face coverings and installing plexiglass at screening locations. There have also been calls from major U.S. airlines for the TSA to conduct temperature screenings on passengers.2:20 p.m.: North Carolina reports highest day of hospitalizationsNorth Carolina reported its highest day of hospitalizations and second-highest day of cases on Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper said.At least 1,034 patients are currently in hospitals, Cooper said.Hospitals and ICUs still have capacity, Cooper said, though officials are concerned about the future hospital capacity in the Charlotte area, said Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services.12:45 p.m.: Fauci calls coronavirus ‘a public health person’s worst nightmare’Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, described the coronavirus as “a public health person’s worst nightmare” at the “Future of Healthcare Summit” put on by The Hill.“It’s a spectacularly transmissible virus,” he said.Fauci recommended that states seeing a surge of cases consider pausing reopening.“Rather than think in terms of reverting back down to a complete shutdown, I would think we need to get the states pausing in their opening process,” he said. “Looking at what did not work well and try to mitigate that.”Fauci said states can help curb the spread by doing “very fundamental things,” like closing bars, wearing masks, washing hands and maintaining social distancing.“If you look at the curve, for example, in New York City, which was hit harder than any place in the world really, has been able to successfully bring down the number of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths to an extremely low level,” Fauci said.“In some of the southern states, the states have not really followed those guidelines,” he said.11:34 a.m.: Florida’s positivity rate leaps to 18%Florida’s positivity rate has leapt by 4.3% and now stands at 18.3%, the state’s Department of Health said Thursday.Florida has a total of 332,783 people diagnosed with COVID-19. Of those, 17,167 people are in hospitals, according to the state data.Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami, and Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, are especially hard-hit.Miami-Dade’s positivity rate is 26.2%. Broward County’s positivity rate has soared by 8.8% to reach 22.7%.10:40 a.m.: Florida has 56 hospitals with no ICU bedsIn Florida, 56 hospitals, including in Miami-Dade and Broward, reported zero ICU beds available, according to an internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News.Another 35 Florida hospitals reported that ICU capacity was at 10% or less, the memo said.Texas is also a hot spot, reporting 10,028 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday — the state’s highest single-day increase, according to the memo.The FEMA memo also noted that in Tennessee, people ages 21 to 40 are accounting for the majority of new and total cases.Tennessee’s number of new cases remains on the rise. Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville are areas of particular concern, the memo said.10 a.m.: At least 26 Mississippi lawmakers have COVID-19At least 26 Mississippi legislators have the coronavirus — which accounts for about one in every six state lawmakers, The Mississippi Clarion Ledger reported.Ten other cases are linked to the lawmakers’ outbreak, the Ledger said.Mississippi is “seeing numbers as high as we have seen at any point since the very beginning,” Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday, as he warned that the overwhelmed health system is a “slow-moving disaster.”As of July 5, Mississippi had 609 hospitalizations with confirmed infections, 165 ICU patients and 98 ventilated patients — all of which are near record levels for the state, according to an internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News.Mississippi was one of the first states to reopen businesses in late April, but on July 1 the governor said he would pause a full reopening given the rising cases.Face masks are currently not required statewide, but on Wednesday Reeves said he’s not ruling that out.9:30 a.m.: More cases among teens, young adults near Chicago There’s been an upward trend in coronavirus cases among teens and young adults over the last two weeks in Lake County, Illinois, about 40 miles north of Chicago, the county health department said Wednesday. “We are finding that many young people who attended social gatherings with their friends have become infected,” Dr. Sana Ahmed, medical epidemiologist for the county, said in a statement.The health department said it’s working closely with Lake Zurich High School after multiple cases were linked to athletic camps. The school has suspended camps until further notice and participants of the poms, football and baseball camps were asked to quarantine for two weeks, the county said.A case was also linked to an athlete at Vernon Hills High School, the county said. Illinois on Wednesday reported its biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in a month, reported ABC Chicago station WLS-TV. Illinois has over 149,000 diagnosed cases and at least 7,099 deaths.8:24 a.m.: ICU ward at the heart of Italy’s outbreak is now coronavirus-freeThe main hospital in Bergamo, one of Italy’s hardest-hit cities in the coronavirus pandemic, has had its first day without any COVID-19 patients in intensive care. A spokesperson for Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital told ABC News on Thursday that, “after 137 days, there are no more patients COVID-19 positive in the ICU wards.”Italy once had the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world, with the epicenter in the country’s northern region. The outbreak there now appears to be under control. In total, more than 242,000 people in Italy have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 34,914 have died — the fourth-highest death toll, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.7:15 a.m.: CDC chief says reopening schools is ‘critical public health initiative’The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said he believes reopening schools is “a critical public health initiative.” Speaking to ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America on Thursday, Dr. Robert Redfield said the CDC’s guidance for protecting against the novel coronavirus remains the same but that the agency will be providing “additional reference documents” to aid communities wanting to reopen their K-12 schools this fall. The CDC chief noted that the guidelines are not requirements. “The one thing I really want to say that would personally sadden me, and I know my agency, is if individuals were to use these guidances that we put out as a rationale to keep schools closed,” Redfield said. Redfield’s comments come after President Donald Trump threatened on Twitter to “cut off funding” to schools that don’t reopen in the fall and criticized the CDC’s guidance as “very tough,” “expensive” and “impractical.”During Wednesday’s press briefing, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that the CDC would revise its guidance next week in response to Trump’s critique. “It’s not a revision of the guidelines; it’s just to provide additional information to help the schools be able to use the guidance we put forward,” Redfield said on GMA.The CDC’s current guidance for reopening schools calls for 6 feet of space between desks, staggered scheduling and the use of face masks. When pressed on which of those guidelines were too tough or impractical and would be relaxed next week, Redfield said the CDC would continue working with communities to decide which preventative strategies work best for them. “These decisions about schools are local decisions,” he added. “We’re prepared to work with any school and school district to see how they can take these guidances, this portfolio of strategies, and do it in a way that they’re comfortable that they can reopen their schools safely.”6:03 a.m.: Ohio State pauses sports workouts after receiving results of COVID-19 testingThe Ohio State University athletics department announced Wednesday night that it has paused all voluntary workouts on campus following the results of its most recent coronavirus testing of student-athletes.The move affects the workouts of seven teams at the school, which include men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.The university previously revealed Wednesday that a total of 125 student-athletes have been tested for COVID-19 as part of proactive screening prior to the start of voluntary summer workouts on campus. At least eight of those test results were positive, according to Columbus ABC affiliate WSYX-TV.It’s unknown how many others have tested positive since then.“The university is not sharing cumulative COVID-19 information publicly as it could lead to the identification of specific individuals and compromise their medical privacy,” The Ohio State University Department of Athletics said in a statement Wednesday. “The health and safety of our student-athletes is always our top priority.”A student-athlete who tests positive for COVID-19 will self-isolate for at least 14 days and receive daily check-ups from the athletics department’s medical staff. Student-athletes who live alone will isolate in their residence, while those with roommates will isolate in a designated room on campus, according to the Ohio State University Department of Athletics.5:52 a.m.: 3-year-old girl battles COVID-19 after 35-year-old mother dies from virusA toddler in Florida has tested positive for COVID-19 after her mother died from the disease, according to a report by Miami ABC affiliate WPLG-TV.Shaquana Miller Garrett, 35, contracted the novel coronavirus while working at the front desk of a hospital in Fort Lauderdale. She was a diabetic, considered a higher risk of becoming severely ill with the virus, and had to be hospitalized within days of her diagnosis, her family told WPLG.Garrett died on July 2, leaving behind a husband and two young children. So far this month, more than a dozen people under the age of 60 have died from COVID-19 in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, according to WPLG.“She was my best friend,” her brother, Curtis Miller, told WPLG.Now, her 3-year-old daughter Kennedy is battling the virus. The little girl has developed a fever, according to Miller.3:27 a.m.: US records over 58,000 new casesMore than 58,000 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Wednesday, bringing the national total soaring past three million, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily caseload is just under the country’s record set on Tuesday, when more than 60,000 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.A total of 3,055,081 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 132,309 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.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 cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 60,000 for the first time Tuesday.Many states have seen a rise in infections in recent weeks, with some — including Arizona, California and Florida — reporting daily records. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Protester allegedly assaults officers inside Rochester police station

first_imgBen185/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Protesters entered the Rochester, New York, public safety building Tuesday and allegedly assaulted two police officers, the department said.The incident began after a protester was incorrectly detained after a warrant for his arrest had the wrong date for failing to appear.Nicholas Wilt, 50, was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday due to an outstanding warrant he had in Rochester for failing to appear. However, Rochester Police said the warrant was “issued erroneously” because his appearance was actually for Oct. 22, not Sept. 22.“RPD will be working with Rochester City Court to determine how this error occurred, and to determine ways we can prevent future occurrences,” the department said in a statement Tuesday.Following Wilt’s arrest, protesters entered the Rochester Police Headquarters, where one allegedly assaulted a police sergeant and another officer with a weapon, according to authorities.Jordan Hughes, 26, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault in the 2nd degree. The officers, the department said, were transported to a local hospital along with a third officer who was injured during the incident.Wilt was originally arrested on Sept. 12 and charged with unlawful assembly and resisting arrest.The relationship between police and protesters in Rochester was already strained following the release of police body camera footage that showed the death of Daniel Prude in police custody.Prude, 41, died in March, one week after being restrained by Rochester police during a mental health emergency. Officers put a spit bag on his head and pinned him to the ground.The Monroe County medical examiner listed his death as a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.”His death sparked widespread protests in September, after the body camera footage was released, which led to violent and destructive confrontations between police and protesters.The fallout from Prude’s death has been significant. The city has fired its police chief, La’Ron Singletary, and six other department leaders announced they will vacate their roles.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 10/29/19

first_img Written by October 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/29/19 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFSWashington 7, Houston 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMiami 112, Atlanta 93Dallas 109, Denver 106L.A. Lakers 120, Memphis 91NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBoston 5, San Jose 1Carolina 2, Calgary 1Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 1Washington 4, Toronto 3Detroit 3, Edmonton 1NY Rangers 4, Tampa Bay 1Nashville 3, Chicago 0Dallas 6, Minnesota 3Anaheim 7, Winnipeg 4Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img


first_imgThe School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Position Vacancy ID: Instructions to Applicants: Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal( to be considered as a candidate. To applyfor this position, please click on the “” button. You will be askedto submit a CV and a personal statement/cover letter.The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2017;however, position will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Academic Staff-Renewable Degree and area of specialization: 50% – 100% Official Title: Additional Link:Full Position Details Minimum number of years and type of relevant workexperience: 92399-AS NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required MD or DO; board certified in Gastroenterology The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer.The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Applications Open: Nov 1 2017 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Employment Class: Job no: 92399-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/MEDICINE/GASTROENTLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services,Instructional, Research, Scientific Candidates for Associate or full Professor rank must meet criteriafor appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Healthguidelines for Clinical or CHS track. License or Certificate: Advertised Salary: Hiring Department: Working Title: JANUARY 01, 2018 Term: Eligible for Wisconsin medical license Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin Division of Gastroenterology andHepatology seeks candidates for clinical faculty positions inGastroenterology. This is an exciting opportunity to inaugurate anew service for coordinated inpatient and outpatient care at TheAmerican Center (TAC). The holders of the positions described herewill bring a new service to TAC, and establish a new base for theDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The physicians basedat TAC will provide consultative and standard endoscopic servicesfor inpatients at TAC in daytime hours from Monday to Friday. Inaddition they will provide outpatient services in both consultativegastroenterology and GI endoscopy, thereby enhancing our servicesto UW Health patients living in the areas adjacent to TAC. Thesephysicians will also participate in the Divisions outreachendeavors, and will attend at the other locations such as theVeterans Affairs Medical Center, Meriter Hospital, the UW HealthDigestive Health Center. The appointed gastroenterologists will befully integrated into the professional life of the Division. Dutieswill also include teaching fellows, medical residents and students,and participation in scholarly activities which may includeparticipation in research. Additional Information: Anticipated Begin Date: Contact: FTE: This is a renewable appointment. Jennifer [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) GI Physician A534250-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/GASTROENT NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASSTPROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) or CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICALASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICAL ASST PROF(D53NN)last_img read more

Oxford MP announces retirement ahead of snap election

first_imgAndrew Smith, the Oxford East Labour MP for 30 years, has announced he will not be standing as a candidate in June’s snap general election.In a message to constituents on his website, Smith, 66, said: “This election is for a Parliament which is likely to run until 2022, when I would be over 71, so I think it is now time for someone else to take forward the work of serving local people as your MP.  I will therefore not be a candidate in the election.”Thanking constituents for their support, Smith added: “It has been a huge privilege to serve as MP for Oxford East, and we have achieved so much together.”“My belief and confidence in the values of fairness which Labour stands for are as strong as ever, and I will work tirelessly to help secure the election of a Labour MP for Oxford East, carrying forward the service which Oxford Labour gives our local community.”Smith’s decision follows Theresa May’s surprise announcement yesterday of a snap general election to be held on 8 June.The announcement will open a nomination process for Smith’s replacement as Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the seat. The Oxford East constituency contains the majority of University colleges and the Oxford city centre.Smith, who studied at St John’s college, was first elected as Member of Parliament for Oxford East in 1987, beating the Conservative candidate. He has held the seat ever since, with a majority of 15,280 from the 2015 general election.He briefly served as a minister in the Department of Education after Labour’s 1997 election win, before becoming Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 1999 to 2002. He was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2002 to 2004.In his statement today, Smith said: “I am very thankful to constituents, Labour members and my office staff for their support and work over the years.“It is always hard to give up a job you love, but that time comes.”Constituents have expressed their sadness at his departure on social media. am really sorry about this. Genuine, hard working, thoughtful MP.— Peter Hutchinson (@Catus14) April 19, 2017 read more

Bob Weir, Patti Smith, & Flea To Headline San Francisco’s ‘Pathway To Paris’ Benefit Concert

first_imgPathway To Paris is a concert that coincides with the Global Climate Action Summit, bringing together high-profile musicians, artists, activists, politicians, and other public figures to advocate for cities to work to address climate change. The event takes its name from the Paris Agreement, a global agreement secured by the U.N. that encourage countries to mitigate their greenhouse-gas emissions, and seeks to encourage cities to meet and exceed the Paris Agreement’s climate targets.On September 14th, the fourth-annual Pathway To Paris concert will be held at San Francisco’s Masonic. Heading the lineup is Patti Smith, the famed singer-songwriter and poet whose daughter, Jesse Parris Smith, co-founded the event with Rebecca Foon (both of whom will also appear during the show). Also headlining is Bob Weir, the famed Grateful Dead guitarist, and Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other musicians on the bill include Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Eric Burdon, formerly of War and The Animals, Tibetan musician and activist Tenzin Choegyla, and French pop-soul singer Imany.In addition to the musical performances, Icelandic visual artist Olafur Eliasson has created a special interactive piece for Pathway to Paris, which will engage the audience in a collaborative work of art. As noted in a press release, “Artist Olafur Eliasson will turn the whole audience into artists by creating an interactive collective artwork. Eliasson leads a choreography that motions its audience to hold up a Little Sun solar lantern. The result is a visually striking solar-powered ‘sunrise’ which raises awareness for climate action and energy equality.”As noted by Jesse Paris Smith,In the world of music, the best way to improve is through collaboration. This is the same with the critical issue of climate change. We must join together to make this the most ambitious collaboration of our century. We will not be able to implement crucial and challenging solutions to climate change, plastic pollution, and all urgent environmental problems as long as we stand divided. Inseparable from the issue of climate change is the need for world peace, global communication, and an international collaboration unmatched by any event in human history.All proceeds from the fourth-annual Pathway to Paris concert will be donated to, Pathway to Paris, and the United Nations Development Programme. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 13th, at 10 a.m. (PT) via, with tickets also available via all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone. For more information, head here.last_img read more

Pruning lessons

first_imgHow to prune ornamentals and fruit trees will be the primary focus of a course set for March 5 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga. In addition to proper pruning techniques, participants will learn what equipment to use, when to prune certain plants and techniques for creating a professional looking landscape. Taught by Bob Westerfield, a consumer horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the class will consist of both indoor lectures and outside hands-on demonstrations. The class will be held from 9 a.m. until noon in the UGA Research and Education Garden classroom on Ellis Road in Griffin, Ga. The cost of the course is $25 and preregistration is required by calling (770) 233-5598.last_img