“We are seeing a reduction in the rate of growth but a rate of growth nonetheless,” Newsom, a Democrat, said at a briefing in Sacramento.”Hospitalizations and ICU [admissions] continue to be cause of concern in this state. That’s why we want everybody to double down on what we’ve been doing,” the governor said.Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency arrived to pitch in at strapped Southern California hospitals.”We really pushed up last week to our limits. If we had continued to see accelerating number of cases coming into the hospital, something would have to give,” said Dr. Allan Williamson, chief medical officer at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, east of Los Angeles. The coronavirus pandemic raged in Florida on Monday as the state reported more than 10,000 new infections for a sixth day in a row, but California saw improvement, with cases and hospitalizations beginning to stabilize after a surge.Florida has become the epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge, prompting the state’s teachers union to sue Republican Governor Ron DeSantis over his plan to reopen schools for in-class instruction.In California, which emerged as another coronavirus hotspot in July, Governor Gavin Newsom said new infections, hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions were all still rising in the nation’s most populous state but not nearly at the pace of recent weeks. Topics : “So fortunately, the federal government, through the Department of Defense was able to step in and provide us some additional staffing, which has really helped us a lot,” Williamson said.The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has more than once threatened to impose a new “stay-at-home” order in America’s second-largest city if trends were not reversed. California’s high school sports authority postponed fall competitions, including football, altering a rite of passage for many Americans.Trump tweets face mask photoFlorida reported 10,347 new infections on Monday, the sixth day in a row the state has announced over 10,000 new cases. Another 92 people died in Florida, increasing the state’s death toll to 5,183.DeSantis, who has been sharply criticized for his handling of the crisis, said over the weekend that positivity rates and COVID-19-related emergency room visits have been trending lower in recent weeks.New York, which has recorded far more deaths than any other U.S. state, 32,000, recorded only eight fatalities on Sunday.The total number of people hospitalized in New York for the disease fell to 716, the fewest since March 18, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Restrictions were eased slightly with zoos and the Statue of Liberty reopening as well as professional sports without fans.Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, imposed new clamp-downs, including a ban on indoor service at bars and shutdown of personal services such as shaves and facials that require the removal of masks.”While we aren’t near the peak of the pandemic from earlier this year, none of us wants to go back there,” Lightfoot said in a statement.Metrics nationwide show a continued surge in the pandemic, with 32 states reporting record increases in COVID-19 cases in July and 15 states reporting record increases in deaths.The illness has killed 140,000 people in the United States and infected some 3.7 million, both figures leading the world.President Donald Trump, who had pushed back on mask requirements by state and local officials, on Monday posted a black and white photo of himself wearing one on Twitter.”We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!,” Trump said in a tweet.Trump also said he would resume holding regular COVID-19 news briefings on Tuesday after stopping in April.
The strike against Chelsea was Martinelli’s third goal in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘She said: “Go for it!” So I had that celebration in my head if I scored and it wasn’t to do with seeing that guy doing it.‘I already had it in my head that I was going to do it.’The 18-year-old Martinelli has quickly marked himself out as a huge prospect for the future, ever since his cameo against Newcastle in the Premier League on the opening day of the season, and has scored 10 goals in all competitions in 26 appearances, as well as laying on four assists.MORE: Man Utd star Paul Pogba supported Arsenal and idolised Thierry HenryMORE: Real Madrid make decision over Luka Jovic’s future amid Arsenal interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Fans thought Martinelli had copied a supporter in the crowd (Picture: BT Sport)However, Martinelli will have disappointed that particularly fan after revealing that he had not even seen the supporter at all and had decided to mimic Mbappe the night before the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked why he folded his arms, Martinelli explained in a Q&A on Arsenal’s official website: ‘Many people think I looked at the fans and saw a guy with his arms crossed, but I didn’t.‘When I celebrated after scoring, I didn’t notice him doing that.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I already had the idea of celebrating like that if I scored. It was funny because I’d said to my mother the night before that I was going to score.‘She was making dinner and I was in the kitchen with her and my father and I said to her that I was going to score and asked what she thought about celebrating like that. Advertisement The Brazilian helped 10-man Arsenal get a point at Stamford Bridge (Pictures: BT Sport / Getty)Gabriel Martinelli has quashed an Arsenal fan theory that his brilliant celebration against Chelsea was inspired by a supporter in the away end and says he dreamt it up the night before with his mum.The Brazilian youngster, who has enjoyed a remarkable debut season at the north London club since joining from Ituano, scored a stunning solo effort to level the scores as 10-man Arsenal drew 2-2 in a thrilling match at Stamford Bridge in January.Eagle-eyed fans thought Martinelli’s Kylian Mbappe-style folded arms pose had been prompted by a supporter who did the exact same thing just seconds beforehand. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Apr 2020 12:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.1kShares Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli finally explains his ‘Kylian Mbappe’ celebration vs Chelsea Advertisement
Jonathan Lima-Matthews, IPSE senior policy adviser, said: “With just 31% of the self-employed saving into a pension, we must take urgent action to avert a looming crisis.”He described self-employment as a progressive way of working, but said current pension provisions did not cater to the sector’s needs.“While auto-enrolment has been a successful policy for boosting the number of employees paying into a pension, our research found it’s simply not a viable savings solution for the self-employed,” he said. “There is no employer to enrol them, and it also reduces their ability to be flexible and in control of their money – two of the fundamental attractions of self-employment.”The government proposed several measures to expand its auto-enrolment policy in December, including testing “targeted measures” for self-employed workers to improve saving levels.IPSE’s report was based on research into the attitudes of more than 1,000 people, alongside “a broad consultation with the industry and government”.The organisation also made specific recommendations, advocating for a “sidecar pension scheme” for the self-employed, which would allow them to save for later life and also into a separate ‘rainy day’ fund for emergencies. The forthcoming financial guidance body for the UK – to be set up later this year – should provide tailored advice on how the self-employed can save for later life, IPSE added.The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions is due to test several options designed to improve pension saving for the self-employed. The UK’s auto-enrolment system for workplace pensions should not be extended to include self-employed people, a lobby group for independent workers has said.IPSE – the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed – instead called on the government and the pensions sector to come up with other ideas to help the self-employed save for the future.Less than a third (31%) of the UK’s 4.8m self-employed workers are paying into a pension, according to a report published by IPSE. In addition, 67% said they were concerned about saving for later life.The report criticised the idea of auto-enrolment for freelancers and independent workers, pointing out that only 36% of respondents said they would stay enrolled in a pension scheme. A quarter said they would opt out, and 38% said they were unsure.
Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (July 10 – July 16). TechnipFMC has shipped water injection umbilicals from its Newcastle manufacturing facility to Total in Africa for the Egina project.The long length umbilicals will be installed at a water depth of 1,600 meters some 130 kilometers off the coast of Nigeria. In addition, the company has completed load out of thermoplastic hose Shell Prelude umbilicals which left Newcastle for North West Australia. Shell said it will exercise a contractual right to purchase the Turritella floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel from SBM Offshore.The FPSO is a joint-venture (JV) owned by SBM Offshore with 55% interest, Mitsubishi Corporation with 30% interest and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) with 15% interest. The transaction comprises a total cash consideration to the JV of c. US$ 1 billion. Canyon Offshore and Gibson Applied Technology & Engineering (GATE Energy) have teamed up to jointly provide services to the offshore oil and gas industry.A memorandum of understanding entered by the two companies will see them work together to offer subsea blockage prevention, detection and remediation solutions. DeepOcean has been awarded an EPCI contract for performing remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline on the Johan Sverdrup ﬁeld in the North Sea.The award covers project management, engineering, procurement and installation of the 36 inch oil export spool and remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform with Statoil’s remote welding spread from the Pipeline Repair System (PRS) base on Killingav, Haugesund. DOF Subsea has carried out the first major offshore dive with JFD’s new deep diving rebreather, COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus).Upon delivery of their new COBRA systems, DOF Subsea divers and technicians received familiarity and maintenance training from JFD on-board the Skandi Singapore DSV before embarking on a saturation diving project to 270msw in Australia.
Share LifestyleLocalNews Rotary Club of Dominica Annual Christmas Breakfast and Caroling at Infirmary Home for the Aged by: – December 31, 2019 The Rotary Club of Dominica has once again spent the early Christmas morning bringing cheer to the residents of the Infirmary Home for the Aged. Every year members of the club visit the Infirmary on Christmas morning singing Christmas Carols to the residents. They also provide a hearty breakfast and several gifts.This year was no exception as members sang a variety of traditional Christmas carols to the residents while the staff of the Infirmary served the traditional Christmas breakfast provided by the club. Each member brought along three(3) gifts for the residents.Organizer of this year’s Christmas Breakfast, recently pinned member Garth Joseph indicated “It was fulfilling to receive the support and efforts of my fellow Rotarians towards the venture of bringing Christmas cheers to those in needs. With such commitment all tasks are made easy. The Christmas breakfast brought joy to the residents, staff and Rotarians present.”Club President, Lima Jervier, expressed her appreciation to all the members of the Rotary Club of Dominica as well as members of the Rotaract Club of Roseau who were present for the activity. The event also provided an opportunity for members to socialize and spend part of the Christmas Day as a Rotary family. All in all, the Club upheld its Motto “Service Above Self”. She also extends thanks to the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation for supporting the Club’s tradition and always being present to carry the event live. Share 115 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet
Audrey Louise Thola McClain age 88, formerly of Osgood passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, Indiana. She had presently resided in Greensburg. Audrey was born April 22, 1928 in Covington, Kentucky to the late Howard and Elenora McLafferty Thola. On April 22, 1949 she married Roscoe R. McClain and he preceded her in death on July 3, 2003.From 1971 -1975 she had worked as a Ripley County deputy assessor; from 1975-1980 she had served as Ripley County deputy treasurer and lastly had served as the Osgood clerk-treasurer from 1980-1988. Shortly after her career, she and her husband moved to Palmetto, Florida where they were able to enjoy their retirement years together. During this time, she became a member of Palm View Bible Church. Following the loss of her husband and later as her health declined, she moved back to Indiana and resided in Greensburg.Audrey is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no services.
Ireland have called local youngster Matty Hadden into their World Cup squad as coach Mark Aston steps up preparations for their opening game against Fiji. “When I made the phone call, he could not contain his excitement,” Aston said. “It’s a great opportunity for him to mix with the likes of Brett White and Pat Richards.” Aston’s 24-man squad came together at the University of Central Lancashire, which will be their base for the tournament, at the weekend and, having opted not to play a warm-up match, will go straight into their potentially crucial clash with the Fijians at Rochdale on Monday week. “Some of the guys have played 34 or even 38 matches this year and we didn’t want to fatigue them,” Aston said. “We’re trying to keep them fresh but we’re intensifying the training now and we’ll go hard against each other. “We’ve had two sessions so far and we’ll have another eight before our first game. We haven’t had the luxury of going to South Africa for a training camp but we’re coming together. It’s a case of blending individuals into a collective and the group are getting close.” Ireland are in the same group as England and favourites Australia, with three teams to go through to the quarter-finals. Hadden, who spent the 2013 season with Championship One club Oxford, replaces Warrington back-row forward Simon Grix, who played in the Super League Grand Final earlier this month but has withdrawn from the Ireland squad in order to undergo close-season surgery. He is the latest high-profile absentee for the Irish, who are also denied the services of Kyle Amor, Shannon McDonnell and Chris Bridge, but Aston says Hadden jumped at the chance to join the camp in Preston. Press Association
Syracuse had two chances to get one win. Its odds of becoming bowl eligible were high and the cloudiness and uncertainty that swirled around the team back in August seemed a distant memory. But after suffering a crushing defeat to Pittsburgh — the less menacing of the final two foes — the Orange is down to its final opportunity to earn a bowl bid. With the Florida State beatdown long forgotten and the missed chance against Pitt in the rear, Syracuse (5-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) takes on Boston College (7-4, 4-3) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Carrier Dome with a shot to accomplish its initial goal of getting that elusive sixth win. “You be very frustrated,” safety Durell Eskridge said after the loss to Pitt, “but at the end of the day we’ve got another chance to come out and meet our goal and beat Boston College.”The Eagles have ripped off four wins in a row, averaging more than 37 points per game in the process. One main reason for Boston College’s resurgence has been running back Andre Williams, who has emerged as a Heisman Trophy candidate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the start of the season, the Eagles were picked to finish dead last in the ACC. New head coach Steve Addazio didn’t garner much media attention at the ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., in July. He sat there and talked to a few intermittent reporters while Dabo Swinney and Jimbo Fisher lured in larger crowds.Boston College finished 2-10 the year before and showed no signs of a turnaround. But now BC has seven wins and is in the upper echelon of a conference that will send at least 10 teams to a bowl. Despite the daunting challenge ahead of Syracuse, head coach Scott Shafer isn’t dwelling on the loss to the Panthers. His sole focus is on knocking off Addazio’s Eagles.“We’ve got to fight,” Shafer said. “This will be the best challenge our kids have had all year.” Defensive tackle Jay Bromley called it probably the worst loss he’s seen all season because Syracuse was “so close.” But one crucial injury, two blunders on special teams and three hours later, a winnable game manifested into a loss. SU has essentially moseyed along as it was supposed to on paper. Losses to Penn State and Northwestern to start the season. Dominant wins over Wagner and Tulane. Lopsided defeats against then-No. 3 Clemson and No. 2 Florida State. Gritty wins over North Carolina State and Maryland came as a bit of a surprise, but make sense in hindsight.The Orange was right where it was supposed to be. But the mistakes piled up against the Panthers and ended up proving costly. “We came up 6 inches short,” Shafer said. “We came up half a second or a quarter of a second short. That’s life, man.”Now the seniors have one more opportunity to reach that bowl game. Linebacker Lewellyn Coker said it’s critical to not blow the importance of the game out of proportion. That’s when things can go awry.It’s football, Coker said. There’s no reason to make it more than what it is. But he acknowledged that there is some extra gravity knowing that Saturday could be the last game Coker and his fellow seniors ever play.“It’s always hard for the seniors when it’s coming down to the last game,” Coker said.Syracuse’s objective is to ensure that Saturday isn’t the last game the seniors play in an SU uniform. Bromley candidly spoke at the podium after the loss to Pittsburgh. He said the Orange had it in its hands but let it slip away. Instead of continuing to shoot itself in the foot, Syracuse simply needs to “put the gun away.”Like his teammates, though, Bromley didn’t dwell on the past. That’s not the message Shafer preaches. All year he’s talked about controlling the controllables, and this is when that message will prove most important.“We’ve got one shot. We’ve only got one week left to get it done against a good Boston College team,” Bromley said, placing emphasis on the word “good.” “A better Boston College team.”BC rose from the cellar of the ACC to qualify for a bowl game. Now Syracuse will try to bounce back from a hauntingly winnable one-point stinger to claim what it’s been searching for since the season began.“Our backs are against the wall,” center Macky MacPherson said. “We’re in a corner. It’s do-or-die time.” Comments Published on November 30, 2013 at 10:52 am Contact Trevor: firstname.lastname@example.org | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+
The University of Wisconsin men’s soccer (4–4–1, 1–1 Big Ten) claimed their second consecutive road win with a 1–0 victory over the University of Marquette (3–6–0, 1–1 Big East) Wednesday.The match was a tight contest throughout with no love lost between the two sides. The 32 fouls and two yellow cards that were dished out by referee Nick Balcer are a clear indicator of the tough nature of the match.The first half saw the Badgers get off eight shots to Marquette’s one, but they couldn’t capitalize on their attacking dominance and the match remained scoreless at the half.The deadlock was broken at the 55-minute mark when inform freshman Andrew Akindele picked up his second goal of the season for the Badgers after getting on the end of a through ball from Michael Russell II.Men’s soccer: Badgers follow miracle comeback win with game against MarquetteFollowing a come-from-behind 2–1 win over Maryland, confidence will be high for Wisconsin (3-4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) as they travel Read…In a conversation with UW Athletics post-match, Badger Head Coach John Trask was pleased to see some goal-scoring production from his forwards.“Nice to get a goal from one of our forwards,” Trask said. “It was a challenge I put to the forwards at half-time so it was nice to see Andrew get a goal.”After the Wisconsin goal, there was plenty of attacking play from Marquette as they looked to get back into the match. However, despite having eight shots and six corners in the second half, Marquette was unable to get on the scoreboard and the game finished 1–0 Wisconsin.Speaking post-match, Trask acknowledged that at times the soccer on display wasn’t easy on the eyes, but sometimes you’ve got to dig deep and scrap for wins.“This is a part of college soccer. You can win by doing good things and you can win by battling,” Trask said. “You have to have both those parts if you’re going to be successful.”The games don’t get any easier for Wisconsin as they have a date with No. 5 Michigan State (8–0–2, 2–0 Big Ten) in East Lansing Sunday.Women’s soccer: Badgers look to capitalize this weekend against Rutgers, MarylandThe No. 22 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (8–2–1, 2–1–1 Big Ten) heads home this weekend to play Rutgers Read…The highly ranked Michigan State side are yet to suffer defeat this season with eight wins and two draws next to their name. Those eight wins include a victory over No. 8 Notre Dame, as well as Big Ten wins over Rutgers and Penn State.While Wisconsin has had trouble finding the scoring touch at times this season with only eight goals through nine games, Michigan State has not had these problems. The Spartans have scored 22 goals in 10 matches this season, with Ryan Sierakowski and DeJuan Jones leading the team in goals with five each.The match kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Joe Flacco appears to be on the mend.While speaking to reporters Wednesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh expressed optimism about the veteran quarterback’s availability for workouts this week entering Week 14 action. Despite Flacco’s return to the field, backup quarterback Lamar Jackson is still expected to remain the starter. The rookie made his third regular-season start Sunday against the Falcons, leading the Ravens to a third straight win.The Chiefs (10-2) are slated to host Ravens (7-5) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Coach Harbaugh on QB Joe Flacco’s practice status today: pic.twitter.com/HmIc0Ht3qr— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 5, 2018Flacco, who injured his hip in the Ravens’ Week 9 loss to the Steelers, returned to practice last Thursday for the first time since getting hurt Nov. 4. He worked out on a limited basis but participated in throwing drills. Related News Joe Flacco injury update: Ravens QB (hip) returns to practice Thursday “I don’t anticipate it being a full participation the whole practice, but ramped up from last week,” Harbaugh said of Flacco.