India’s COVID-19 cases top global rank as more of economy opens

first_imgIndia reported 78,512 novel coronavirus infections on Monday, more than any other country but fewer than the previous day when it posted the world’s biggest, single-day tally, as authorities looked to open more sectors of the economy.On Sunday, India’s total of 78,761 new cases exceeded the previous global record of 77,299 in the United States on July 16, a Reuters tally of official data showed.The world’s second-most populous country has been posting the highest single-day caseload in the world since Aug. 7. At 3.62 million cases, India is fast catching up to the United States and Brazil in terms of total cases but it has a lower death rate. India’s coronavirus deaths went up by 971 in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 64,469, the health ministry said.The huge numbers have got authorities worried, especially with people in rural areas largely abandoning rules aimed at stopping the spread, officials say.Kumar Sanjay Krishna, the chief secretary of Assam, one of the worst-hit states, attributed the increasing cases to more testing, the opening of the economy and complacency.”People are not following precautionary steps and are violating the COVID protocols,” he said on Twitter. Topics :center_img “From Monday onwards there shall be visible strict action taken against those who violate the norms of social distancing or found not wearing a face mask.”But at the same time, fears are growing for the world’s fifth-largest economy, with a contraction in gross domestic product for the June quarter expected to be announced later on Monday.Hoping to avert more serious economic damage, the government is relaxing restrictions and has announced that urban metro trains can resume services from Sept. 7.Also, up to 100 people will be allowed to congregate for events including religious and political functions later in September.India’s second-most industrialized state of Tamil Nadu said it would partially open public transport, allow shopping malls and places of worship to operate, abolish full shutdowns on Sundays and increase flights.The government is also allowing states to let some school staff report to duty and has resisted pressure to delay exams slated to start Tuesday, with more than 2 million students aiming for admission to medical and engineering schools.Interior Minister Amit Shah, who had been admitted to hospital twice after contracting the virus, was discharged from on Monday. Many senior politicians have been infected. last_img read more

EnergyQuest: Australian LNG exports rise continues in November

first_imgImage courtesy of ChevronLiquefied natural gas exports from Australia were up in November with shipments reaching 81 mtpa on an annualized basis, the energy consultancy, EnergyQuest notes.During the month of November Australia’s LNG exports reached 6.6 million tons, totaling 98 cargoes, compared to 6.4 million tons from 95 cargoes in October.These volumes have pushed Australia above Qatar as the world’s largest exporter during the month of November.According to EnergyQuest, China has also surpassed Japan as the world’s largest importer of the chilled fuel with 49 percent of the country’s imports coming from Australia.East coast LNG shipments increased to 1,939 kt in November (1,766 kt in October), with 29 cargoes in November compared to 26 in October. This is the highest monthly export volume since December 2017, and the second highest volume since exports began in January 2015.East coast exports do appear to peak towards the end of the year, coinciding with higher Asian spot prices, EnergyQuest said.last_img read more

Colleen Sue Vaught

first_imgColleen Sue Vaught passed away suddenly at her home in Oldenburg, Indiana on Friday, May 4th 2018 at the age of 58. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and niece. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, and best friend, Jeffrey; her son Clint, his wife Heather, and her granddaughter Maybelle Sue of Evansville; her father Larry Shiplett and his wife Pam of Cincinnati, Ohio; her sister Terri Shiplett of Cincinnati, Ohio and was preceded by her Mother, Janet Shiplett of Cincinnati, Ohio. She will also be missed by many of her other relatives and friends.Colleen was an amazing artist and enjoyed painting in all mediums, quilting and other crafts. She also loved tending to her garden and reading. She will be forever remembered by those who knew her for her kind and gentle heart. Private services will be held this week at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, Indiana. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Blood drive scheduled in Sunman

first_imgMen must be at least 5 feet 1 inch tall and weigh at least 130 poundsWomen must be at least 5 feet 3 inches tall and weigh at least 150 pounds.Males under the age of 19 may donate red cells once in a 12-month period.Females under the age of 19 are not eligible to donate red cells. You may donate if you are taking the following medications:Aspirin -Platelet donors must wait 2 days after ingestion.Birth control pillsBlood Pressure Medication – Provided your blood pressure is under control.Antibiotics – After course is completed and feeling well.Diabetes medication– Oral medication is acceptable; insulin dependent diabetics may donate provided they have not used beef-source insulin since Jan. 1, 1980.Heart Disease/Other Medications* You may NOT donate at any time (permanent disqualification) if you have/had:Tested positive for HIVParticipated in high-risk behaviors associated with HIV infection. At this time, this does include any sexual contact between men within the past 12 months. Hoxworth Blood Center is regulated by the FDA and must abide by this policy.Spent time in Europe that adds up to five or more years (since 1980)Other* (between 1980-1996) If you spent three months or more in the United Kingdom or were a member of the U.S. military, a civilian military employee or a dependent of a member of the U.S. military.Certain forms of Cancer* The following criteria may affect your ability to donate and result in a temporary deferral:Tattoo/Body Piercing*– These are acceptable if sterile technique was used in a biohazard controlled facility in Ohio, Kentucky or other selected states; if done in any other manner, you must wait 12 months after the procedure was performed. See, here, also.Pregnancy– You cannot donate while pregnant; you may donate sixweeks after the pregnancy has ended.Allergies– You may donate the day following your allergy shot.Travel* – If traveling to a known malarial country, you must wait one year after your return; if you lived in a known malarial country more than five years, you must wait three years after immigrating to the U.S. The donor beds at our Neighborhood Donor Center can accommodate up to 350 lbs. (each center has one bed that can accommodate up to 650 lbs.).  The Mobile Bus can accommodate up to 350 lbs. and the donor beds used at our set ups at businesses and schools can accommodate up to 500 lbs. Weigh at least 110 lbs. (body weight) –*16 – 18 year olds please see weight requirement chart in the High School brochure.Generally feel well and healthyHave no fever, sore throat or flu-like symptomsHave no active cold symptomsHave not had major surgery recently (released from doctor’s care)Requirements for automated red cell donors: Sunman, In. — The American Legion Sunman Post #337 will hold a blood drive Saturday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Basic Donation Criteria:You must meet all of the following criteria in order to donate:Be at least 17 years old. (16-year-olds may donate with parental consent*) Females under the age of 19 may donate once in a 12-month period.Males under the age of 19 may donate twice ina 12-month period. General recommendations to help with the donation process:Eat a good meal and drink plenty of non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic fluids before and after donatingBring your last three years of foreign travel historyYou may donate again in 56 days (eight weeks), unless you donated a double red cell (112 days)To schedule an appointment go online here or call 812-623-3685 or 800-830-1091.last_img read more

Ripley County Chamber announced people of the year

first_imgVersailles, IN—The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2019 Business Person, Educator, and Citizen of the Year!Business Person – Mark Comer, Napoleon State BankCitizen – Shawn Negangard, OsgoodEducator – Jessica Small-Summers, Milan High SchoolBe watching for them in the Pumpkin Show Parade! These individuals will also be honored at the Ripley County Chamber Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 24th!last_img

Trapattoni: Ireland can stop Ibrahimovic

first_img Ireland will head for the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Friday evening knowing defeat would represent a serious blow to their hopes of making it to Brazil in 2014 with the two sides and next Tuesday night’s opponents in Dublin, Austria, seemingly vying for second spot in Group C behind leaders Germany. If they are to return with a positive result, they will have to find a way of dealing with 6ft 3in Paris St Germain frontman Ibrahimovic, although having seen his side defeat Poland 2-0 in last month’s friendly at the Aviva Stadium, Trapattoni is confident they can do just that. Giovanni Trapattoni is backing his defenders to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic at bay as Ireland attempt to take a step towards World Cup qualification in Sweden. Press Associationcenter_img The Italian said: “Zlatan is Zlatan, but I am very confident in our players. I have seen their confidence this morning, and you just have to look at the game against Poland because the balance and the commitment and the technical ability that they showed, all of that makes me very, very confident.” Paris St Germain striker Ibrahimovic, 31, has two goals to his name during the current qualifying campaign, one of them his side’s first in a remarkable 4-4 draw with the Germans in Berlin in which they had trailed 4-0 10 minutes after half-time. But asked if he would attempt to man-mark a player whose former employers include Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona and both Milan giants, Trapattoni said: “Not at this moment, I don’t think so. I know how he is playing at the moment for his club, but I have to think about our balance and how our strikers can put them under pressure too.” Trapattoni does, however, have decisions to make over his defenders with stalwart Richard Dunne still missing through injury. Paul McShane, Greg Cunningham and Ciaran Clark lined up alongside the vastly-experienced John O’Shea against the Poles in the absence of Dunne, Sean St Ledger and Darren O’Dea, but the Italian has significantly more options this time around, with St Ledger and O’Dea back in the fold. At the other end of the pitch, skipper Robbie Keane will return to the starting line-up after missing the Poland game, and he seems likely to be partnered by West Brom’s Shane Long, who has been nursing an ankle problem in recent weeks. Trapattoni also has Conor Sammon, Jon Walters and Simon Cox among the ranks to give him different options during the game should he wish to either add fresh legs or change approach. last_img read more

National Schools Championships … District 11 looking forward to improved showing this year

first_imgBy Tamica GarnettWITH just under one week left before the commencement of the multisport National Schools Championships, representatives of the North Georgetown – District 11 – are looking forward to an improved year at the event, reporting several enhancements in their contingent since last year.Representative Mariska Williams says the District has seen improvement in the teams for both the cycling and teachers competitions, even though she admits that these remain North Georgetown’s weakest areas.“This year we believe is a better year for us. We would have improved in cycling because this year we have the full squad, but as usual the problem is always getting a cycle, but nevertheless we are trying hard to see if we can get some cycles to borrow for the day.Basically it’s down to the teachers’ competition. That team is not as strong as we would have expected it to be, but I think that it’s a better team than last year’s, so we’re hoping that can work,” Mariska said.Admitting that the District has suffered blows in the other sections of the competition – swimming and track and field – due to a thinning of the herd, Mariska nonetheless remains firm that the District still has very strong teams in these two areas.District head Mark Wills says with the track and field it will come down to the wire, and it will all have to do with how things play out on the day of reckoning.“Athletics is something that is determined on the track, because not what you see on paper means that that person will be able to perform of their best on the track on the said day. At the end of the day we just have to come out and perform,” Wills commented.Both Williams and Wills are confident in their Districts’ ability to retain the title in the swimming competition, which will be held next Monday, November 21, at the National Aquatic Centre in Liliendaal.“Our strongest competition is always the swimming,” Wills established.Beginning next week Monday, District 11 will vie against 14 other districts in the four different categories of the Championships, all aiming to claim the prize of being the overall champions at the prominent annual event.With each passing year the main rivalry at the Championships remains to be between District 11 and track and field powerhouse Upper Demerara/Kwakwani District 10 (Linden), who are currently the competition’s defending champions.The two adversaries have traded Championships wins over the years and now both boast 14 titles apiece, in the 56-year history of the event.This year’s battle will be even more suspenseful as stakeholders anticipate which District will go one up, and be the first to boast clinching a total 15 Championships win.Of all the different divisions, track-and-field is usually the most intense component, made even more exciting this year, as both Linden and North Georgetown teams comprise a number of national athletes.While District 10 are the defending champions of the athletics competition, and District 11 are the defending champions of the swimming, it is West Demerara, District 3, who own the title in the teachers’ competition. The cycling segment was won by Corentyne, District 6.District 11 had finished second behind Linden in the athletics competition last year, while Linden ended second in the cycling, swimming and teachers’ division of the Championships, which in the end handed them their 14 Championships titles.last_img read more

Men’s volleyball battles but falls at UCLA

first_imgThe No. 15 USC men’s volleyball team (0-6, 0-4 MPSF) fell 3-1 (25-27, 25-23, 21-25, 19-25) to No. 1 UCLA (7-0, 4-0 MPSF) Saturday night.According to head coach Jeff Nygaard, his team showed more than just fight despite the loss.“When other people see fight, I see capability, I see trust and I see confidence,” Nygaard said.Senior outside hitter Alex Slaught had a team-high 13 kills while hitting a .233, three blocks and three digs. Sophomore opposite Jon Rivera had 12 kills, two aces and seven digs. Senior libero Brooks Varni and sophomore setter Jack Yoder both tied for a team-high eight digs.Junior middle blocker Andy Benesh — in his first match of the season — recorded a team-best five blocks and six kills while hitting a .308. Benesh had previously not played because of a back injury.Benesh’s return brings knowledge and maturity to the team on the court. Benesh spent the summer playing on both the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team and the U.S. Men’s National Team.“He’s seen the next level,” Nygaard said. “He understands a lot of the game.”Most noticeably, having Benesh back solidifies the Trojans’ blocking defense. Benesh’s 5 blocks against UCLA was the most recorded by a USC player so far this season.“Andy’s a great player,” Nygaard said. “Having him back in the lineup will have us get to the next level.”While the Men of Troy were playing in a somewhat hostile environment at Pauley Pavilion, they managed to hang in with the top team in the nation. The match had a total of 43 tie scores and 14 lead changes.In the first set, both the Trojans and the Bruins went on short scoring runs to gain advantage over the other, but a UCLA kill and a USC attacking error put the match to the Bruins’ favor in extra time. UCLA came out dominant in the second set, creating a 9-3 lead over the Trojans. The lead stretched to 12-5 before USC began to battle its way back. USC went on an 11-4 scoring run to tie the score at 16-all. The match was tied six more times before a kill by Rivera and a solo block by Benesh sealed the match for the Trojans.In both the third and fourth sets, the Men of Troy hung close with the Bruins, but toward the end of both sets the Bruins managed to pull away and take the sets and the match.Even though the Trojans lost, Nygaard was happy to see the “emotional” and “situational maturity” that the team showed against the Bruins.“It looked to me that the guys thought they could get it back,” Nygaard said. “I’m proud of the maturity they have shown.”For Nygaard, the maturity is partially stemming from the growth that the team has shown since the start of the season.“Our guys are doing a really good job of growing on a day to day basis,” Nygaard said.While the team has been growing, there still are a number of things upon which Nygaard would like the team to improve, one of the things being the team’s thought process when they head back to the service line.On Saturday, USC had 6 aces while UCLA had 11 aces. Both teams had 18 service errors. Nygaard would like for the team to better “understand the flow of the game” when behind the service line.This week, the Men of Troy host No. 11 Pepperdine (4-1, 3-1 MPSF) and No. 8 Stanford (5-1, 3-1 MPSF) at the Galen Center.For the team to notch their first win of the season, Nygaard said that the Trojans will have to be more intelligent on the court.“I’d like to see greater mindfulness, greater understanding of the game [and] greater decision making,” Nygaard said. “We could just raise the level of volleyball across the board.”last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 walk-on quarterback Mo Hasan commits to Orange

first_imgClass of 2016 walk-on quarterback Mo Hasan has committed to Syracuse, he announced in a tweet on Saturday morning. Hasan joins early enrollee Rex Culpepper as the second quarterback commit in the 2016 class.Hasan is ranked with three stars and as the 79th best pro-style quarterback in the class, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. He turned down scholarship offers from Lehigh and Howard, per 247Sports. Proud to announce that I have committed to the University of Syracuse! #CuseNation ?? pic.twitter.com/QLrco4c3Mb— Mo Hasan (@Mo_Hasan10) April 23, 2016AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHasan will receive a partial academic scholarship for the first year at SU, according to Syracuse.com. After the first year, Hasan hopes to earn a full athletic scholarship, per that report.The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Hasan attended Dillard (Florida) High School, the same school as defensive end early enrollee Kenneth Ruff and defensive end signee McKinley Williams.Hasan joins a quarterback group that includes sophomore Eric Dungey, junior Zack Mahoney, junior Austin Wilson and Culpepper. Class of 2017 quarterback Tommy DeVito committed to Syracuse a week ago. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Defensive tackle McKinley Williams becomes 17th member of 2016 classSyracuse football recruiting: Class of 2016 linebacker Kenneth Ruff flips pledge to SyracuseSyracuse football recruiting: 3-star quarterback Rex Culpepper chooses Syracuse over national powerhousesSyracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 QB Tommy DeVito verbally commits to Orange Published on April 23, 2016 at 11:46 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

Sheedy says Tipp need to up their game for Limerick clash.

first_imgSunday’s opponents have been Tipp’s nemesis in the championship over the last two years.However Portroe native Sheedy believes Tipp are capable of seeing off the challenge of the Shannonsiders.Throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday is at 4 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.last_img